Fifth Generation (Continued)

Family of Rachel PRILLAMAN (165) & Joseph DYER

511. Raleigh Walter DYER. Born on 16 Oct 1827 in Franklin County, Virginia. Raleigh Walter died in Franklin County, Virginia on 28 Jan 1902; he was 74. Occupation: Teacher.

Noted in Helms book as an Irishman and a school teacher. When he inquired about marrying Fleming Helms daughter, Fleming wanted to know his occupation. When told he was a school teacher, Fleming said that Mary would starve to death on such pay.2
DIRECTIONS TO THE RALEIGH DYER CABIN: Take Rt. 607 towards Wadesboro. Follow
607 until you see a sign on the left "Smallwood." Turn left. Cabin is to the
left of the old home place. Raleigh's cabin originally stood across the branch
behind the white house. The chimney is still standing according to B. A.
Thornton. 10/95.

On 30 Nov 1852 when Raleigh Walter was 25, he married Mary Ann HELM (257) , daughter of Fleming HELM (58) (11 Oct 1805-23 May 1858) & Elizabeth (Betsy) PRILLAMAN (158) (1808-1866), in Franklin County, Virginia. George W. Kelly, minister. Born on 4 Jul 1830. Mary Ann died on 12 Feb 1897; she was 66.

They had the following children:
637i.Henry Lee (1853-)
638ii.Eliza Emily (1855-1942)
639iii.Nancy Mary (Twin) (1856-1857)
640iv.Margaret Elizabeth (Twin) (1856-1857)
641v.Luther Bunyan (1858-1863)
642vi.Susan Maria (Died as Child) (1861-1863)
643vii.Joseph Fleming (1863-)
644viii.Coleman Atwell (1865-1934)
645ix.Anna Louisa (1868-1872)
646x.George Fountain (1870-1947)
647xi.Wise Tell (1872-1957)
648xii.Rosabel Adaline (1874-)

512. Stokely DYER. Born on 22 Jan 1830. Stokely died on 24 Apr 1899; he was 69. Buried in Marshall Prillaman Farm, Henry, Virginia. . .

On 25 Jan 1866 when Stokely was 36, he married Eliza PRILLAMAN (192) , daughter of David PRILLAMAN (35) (24 Sep 1799-11 Feb 1858) & Sarah (Sallie) HELM (57) (4 Apr 1799-20 Nov 1874). Born on 2 Mar 1838. Eliza died on 28 Mar 1904; she was 66.

They had the following children:
576i.Sallie Malinda (Died as Infant) (1867-1868)
577ii.John Tyler (Died as Child) (1869-1888)
578iii.Thomas Joseph David (Died as Child) (1876-1888)
579iv.Mary Ellen (1871-1953)
580v.Susan Margaret (1873-1958)
581vi.Eliza Alza (1879-1902)

513. John DYER. Born on 10 Jun 1833. John died on 3 Aug 1889; he was 56. . .

Enlisted 15 June 1861 at Young's Store in Virginia as a Private in the CSA. Promoted to Full Lieutenant on the 7th of May 1862. Resigned on the 5th of December 1862.  

On 8 Mar 1866 when John was 32, he married Elizabeth POWERS, daughter of Spencer POWERS. Born on 8 Aug 1846 in Charlotte County, Virginia. Elizabeth died in Martinsville, VA on 29 Jul 1946; she was 99.

514. Sarah G. DYER. Born on 6 Jun 1838. Sarah G. died in 1838.

515. Margaret J. DYER. Born on 25 Jun 1840 in Christian Co. KY. Margaret J. died on 27 Jul 1884; she was 44.

Marriage records indicate she was 24 at the time of marriage. This would mean she was born in 1845, 4 years after the death of her father - or maybe she just lied about her age since she was older than her spouse.


On 14 Nov 1869 when Margaret J. was 29, she married John J. McCUNE, in Franklin County, Virginia. Born in 1848 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Occupation: farmer.


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