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Charles Dyer (1742 - 1823)

Charles Dyer
Born in Cranston, Providence, Rimap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1764 in Providence, Rhode Islandmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died in Cranston, Providence, Rimap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Sep 2010
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Charles Dyer, the fourth in his line sequentially to bear that name, was born at Cranston, Rhode Island, in November of 1742, a son of Charles and Abigail (Williams) Dyer. His parents were, respectively, a great grandson of Quaker martyr Mary (Barrett) Dyer and her husband William, first attorney general of Rhode island; and a great granddaughter of Roger Williams, the founder of Providence.

Charles married Phebe Pearce in 1764, and the couple lived at Cranston; he died there, in his eighty-first year, in mid-August of 1823.

Census Records

Dyer, Charles
State: RI
County: Providence Co.
Location: Cranston
Census/Enumeration year: 1782
Dyer, Charles, Jr.
State: RI
County: Cranston
Page #: 212
Census/Enumeration year: 1774
Age ranges in household: 1-3-2-0-0-0


  • Birth, family, death, and burial (with image of gravestone): Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 18 March 2020), memorial page for Charles Dyer, III (21 Nov 1742–14 Aug 1823), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26999683, citing Pocasset Cemetery, Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Lanie (contributor 47381115);

Additional source (death) from original gedcom import, not found online via NEHGS (March 2020):

Source: #S443
Page: Independent Chronicle & Boston Patriot.; Date: 1823-08-20; Vol: LVIII; Iss: 4415; Page: [1
Source S443
Title: Early American Newspapers, Series I, 1690-1876
Publication: NEHGS


  • This profile was originally created through the import of dyermaeettaaug2010.ged on 11 September 2010.

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