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Rebecca Reuben Dyer (#47251670)
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Bio Photo born in Richmond, VA; retired from Federal Govt; descend from:

MATERNAL LINES: Adams, Richard Ballard/VA, Wm Barton/MD, Robt Bowman/VA, Giles Carter/VA, Thos Carter/VA 1713, Clarkson/MD, Conner, Joseph Craig, Capt James Crewes, Elam, Wm Hagood, Handy, Capt Danl Hankins/VA, Harris, Hatcher/VA, Henry Haynes/VA 1745, Adam Linn/IRELAND>VA, John Mitchell/VA, John Nance/VA, Edw Philpott/MD, Francis Posey, Mildred Ratliff/VA, Jeffrey Robertson/VA, Marmaduke Semmes/Sims/MD, John Slaughter/HenVA, Thos Smoot/MD, Eusibious Stone/VA, Tanner/VA, Woodall/VA

Hannah Atheron/ENG>VA, Col Wm Ball/ENG>VA, Burton, Giles Carter, Thos Chatten, Thaddeus Cooley/NY>VA, Capt James Crewe(s)/ENG>VA, David Dalton, Rev Benj Doggett/ENG>VA , James Dyer, Eby/Swiss, Joseph Fortune, Capt David Fox, David Goode/GER>VA, Grayson, Joseph Heckman/GER>PA>VA, Helm, Hersent, Mosias Jones, Kenner, Key, Stephen King, Gabriel Maupin, Miller, Mullins, Dennis O'Brient, John Palmer, Thos Pearson, Jacob Prillaman/SWITZERLAND>MD>VA, Thos Ramsey/VA, Richard Reynolds, Rodham, Stephen Sharpe, John Snidow, Stanley, Amer Via, Waltz/Swiss, Danl Witcher/VA

Col Wm Ball & Hannah Atheron
Capt James Crewes
Rev Benj Doggett
Capt David Fox
Richard Kenner

Gabriel Maupin & Marie Hersent
Amer Via

Edward Hatcher/VA
Marmaduke Semmes, Doorkeeper, House of Burgess/MD

Baynes Carter, Dunmore's War

Hannah Atheron Ball
Col Wm Ball
Giles Carter
Capt James Crewes
Rev Benjamin Doggett
Gabriel Maupin/1701
Edward Philpott I
Francis Posey
Thomas Smoot

Baynes Carter/VA, PS
Daniel Conner/VA, CL
Geo Dyer/VA, LT, MD CL
Daniel Hankins/VA
Henry Haynes/VA, PS
Stephen King/VA
John Nance/VA, Soldier, Henry Co VA Militia
Dennis O'Brient, PS
Thos Pearson/VA, PVT, CL, Waxhaws
Jacob Brulmann/Prillaman/Switzerland>PA>MD>VA, PS
Thos Ramsey/VA, PS
Richard Reynolds/VA>GA, PS
Ignatious Simms/MD>VA, PS
David Robertson/VA, CL
Philip Snidow/VA, PVT, PA>VA
Thaddeus Cooley/NY>VA, PS
Daniel Witcher/VA, CS, VA>TN

WAR OF 1812
Capt Jesse Carter/VA

Member Necostin Chapter, Natl Society Colonial Dames XVII Century:
Edw Philpott I, Marmaduke Simms

Member Natl Society Daughters of American Revolution, Mt. Vernon Chapter:
Baynes Carter (PS), Thos Ramsey (PS), Ignatious Simms (PS)
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Jabez G. Dyer, FAG 88346637
He is buried in Leaksville, NC. His granddaughter applied for a military headstone in 1931. Her application can be found on, U.S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963.
Added by Kay Masterson on Sep 25, 2016 10:00 AM
Irving Groves
RE: carter - minter

FYI, I found our connection. We're 4th cousins, once removed.
Added by Irving Groves on Sep 16, 2016 11:11 AM
Irving Groves
RE: Hugh Nelson and Va America Dyer

Thanks, Rebecca, for your emails and information.

I must have missed your notation that Ruth America (Draper) Dyer was NOT buried in the Pearson Cemetery. It would be somewhat surprising to me if she were there, given that, at least to the best of my knowledge, she and Hugh Nelson Dyer never lived in Franklin County and no other members of her family were buried there.

That said, I do not know where she and her husband, Hugh Nelson Dyer, are buried. They lived in the Reed Creek/Horsepasture area of Henry County, near Bassett, where Hugh served as a county constable and sheriff.

My best guess is that they are buried near Reed Creek/Horsepasture. It is worthy of note that several of their children were buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Martinsville (as early as the 1880s), but she and Hugh apparently are not there.

Apparently you and I are related along several lines, as I am a direct ancestor of Thomas Carter, IV (Patriot) and William Obadiah Minter of Pittsylvania Co, VA. Do you happen to know our link?

My email is and my cell phone number is 214 354 7722.

Best regards,


Added by Irving Groves on Sep 14, 2016 9:05 AM
Irving Groves
Hugh Nelson and Va America Dyer

I am a direct descendant of Hugh Nelson and Virginia America (Draper) Dyer, through their son James Hopkins and Lucy Jane (Holt) Dyer; their daughter Ella Clifford Dyer, who married Hiram Benjamin Hundley, Jr.; their daughter Mattie Clifford Hundley, who married Irving Minter Groves, Sr.; their son Irving Minter Groves, Jr., who married Jett Carter; and I am their son (Irving Minter Groves, III). I was born in Martinsville but now live in Texas.

Specifically I am interested in Ruth America Draper Dyer, who may be buried in Pearson Memorial Park Cemetery in Franklin County.

First, where is the cemetery located?

Second, is the grave of Ruth America Draper Dyer (died 1881) marked? If so, is there a picture of her tombstone?

Third, do you know where Ruth's husband, Hugh Nelson Dyer(died in Henry County in 1873),is buried?

Finally, do you have any idea why Ruth Dyer (above) would have been buried in Franklin County? For she was living in Henry County in 1880 in the Reed Creek/Bassett area and none of her children appear to have been buried in this cemetery. Even though several Dyers are buried in this cemetery, they are only cousins of her husband.

I thank you in advance for your assistance in these matters.

Best regards,


Added by Irving Groves on Sep 13, 2016 3:18 PM
Patty Gessley Ament
Wow, many of these nanes are found in my tree also, including: Adams, Ballard, Crewes, Smoot, Eusibious Stone, Hersent, Jones, Key, Gabriel Maupin, Jacob Prillamanm and Amer Via.
I seem to remember my mother saying that she was delivered by a Dr. Philpott. That would have been in June, 1914.
Trading information would be awesome. I am also DAR, and could be in War of 1812, and probably several others. Those names we share have been here a long time.
Added by Patty Gessley Ament on Sep 08, 2016 11:13 PM
Tombstone Girl
Thank you
Hello, Rebecca,

Thank you for taking the time to help us. I printed out your response for future reference. And I would be pleased to see how you reference things. You could send us a family sheet at

Take Care,
Terri & Courtney
Added by Tombstone Girl on Aug 31, 2016 8:08 PM
Tombstone Girl
Proper Citation
Hello, I am teaching my granddaughter about genealogy and I can't find the proper way to cite your information from Find-A-Grave. Could you help us with this?

Thank you for your time,
Terri & Courtney
Added by Tombstone Girl on Aug 29, 2016 3:03 PM
Howard Cobb
I would like to get this right. We you have time if you could send me the information I will make changes. Thanks Howard Cobb
Added by Howard Cobb on Aug 27, 2016 8:58 AM
Copy that! I hope you love it! ~ Sally
Added by SallyP on Aug 26, 2016 8:34 AM
Howard Cobb
RE: Richard Reynolds
Can you send me the memorial number for Richard Reynolds?

Added by Howard Cobb on Aug 25, 2016 6:30 PM
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