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Dyer/Dugger Family of Lebanon
Posted by: Pat Shannon (ID *****5727) Date: June 24, 2007 at 13:19:07
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I'm looking for descendents of Benjamin F. Dyer and Matilda Smith Dyer who migrated to Laclede County after 1850 from Carter County, Tennessee. I'm descended from their son Alexander Jackson Dyer and his wife Nettie Dugger. I'm against a brick wall with Nettie Dugger. Have no idea who she was, though I know she was closely allied with the James R. Dugger and Lucinda Largent Dugger family who also migrated from Carter County Tennessee, first to Crawford County and then to Laclede County.

Alexander Jackson Dyer is also a mystery as he and Nettie were married in Laclede 1 Jan 1869 and had several children by 1880. In 1900 Nettie was in Oklahoma with her husband RICHARD Dyer and even more children. Lucinda Dugger and her family were also in Oklahoma at that time, though in a different County. They had all first gone to Wise County Texas, at least by 1883. Did Alexander J Dyer change his name to Richard, or did Nettie marry a Richard Dyer after something happened to A.J.? Were Alexander and Richard cousins?

I was in Lebanon during Oct. 2006 doing research, but found no death records for this family. Not even for Alexander's father, Benjamin Dyer, and mother Matilda Smith Dyer who died in Laclede County. I believe Matilda died at their farm in Gasconade. There was also no record for the death of James R. Dugger who supposedly died in Lebanon in 1880, or for Alexander Dyer, if he possibly died there. I know that at least one of the Dyer children, Lawson, returned to Lebanon and married there in 1897, so there were still contacts with family and friends in the Lebanon area.

If anyone knows of this family, is related to either the Dugger's or Dyer's, or knows where I can find newspaper articles for that area between 1855 and 1883, please respond. I know there are still Dugger's in Lebanon and possibly surrounding areas. Maybe even some Dyer's or allied families. I'd be very interested in talking to anyone connected to this family in any way. I'm also very curious about a Richard Dyer that boarded with the Northrip family in Camden in 1880. He worked for the railroad. The Northrips also ended up in Oklahoma by 1900 and were at one time living near Benjamin F. Dyer s/o A.J. and Nettie. Anyone know about him? Thank you!


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