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William Dyer


Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/18/2006 at 23:32:25

William Dyer, farmer, Sec 24, P O Boone was born in Clay county, Indiana, February 3, 1823, and when young accompanied his parents to Coles county, Illinois, and was there raised a farmer, continued that until January 1862, when he enlisted in Company B, fifteenth Iowa infantry, he was detailed after the battle of Shiloh to take charge of government wagons, and while thus serving was accidentally thrown to the ground, a wagon passing over him, he escaped with his life but utterly disabled to do further duty and was discharged June 17, 1862, on account of disability, he came to this county in 1863 and has since resided here, owning 230 acres of land under good improvements, December 23, 1842 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Cartright, of the same family as the celebrated Peter Cartright, their family consists of six children: Andrew J, William R, Sarah A, Zimri P, John W, and Clara E. lost one: Redic J (died March 3, 1866), Mr Dyer commenced life without a dollar and has succeeded admirably by his own efforts and with the assistance of his excellent wife and children in making home a comfortable one

1880 Boone Co History Book


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