"The Henry S. Dyer family had a lot of land in Calif and also had a large sugar refining plant in Dekoto Cal, we had four ranches the smallest 11.5 acres to over 2,000 + with a small Dam on the property and a large canal going through it that fed the Livermore valley with water, There were Cattle,and Sheep on the large ranch and the smaller ones had fruits and vegetables on them. We had our own walnut processing plant and five houses on all of our propertys.The family has a Burial Sight in Dekoto now part of Hayword, Cal." (Henry Sawyer Dyer, 3rd)
Title: Personal E-Mail (Timothy Swenson)
Publication: 1870 Alvarado Census; Cypress Cemetery, etc.
Note: President of the Union City Historical Museum, which covers the history of both Alvarado and Decoto.
President, Union City Historical Museum
Call Number: R929.2 I44
Title: The Genealogy and History of the Ingalls Family in America
Author: Burleigh, Charles
Publication: Malden, Middlesex, Mass.: Geo. E. Dunbar, 1903
Title: Illinois Marriages, 1763-1900
Author: Family Tree Legends Records Collection
Publication: (Online Database). Pearl Street Software, 2004-2005.
Title: Dyer Family, 1962
Author: Ephraim Dyer
Publication: Bangor Public Library
"United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MN66-WRX : accessed 15 Sep 2014), Henry S Dyer in household of Ephriam Dyer, California, United States; citing p. 6, family 43, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000545567.
"United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6GG-Z7G : accessed 15 Sep 2014), Henry Dyer in household of Ephriam Dyer, Murray, Alameda, California, United States; citing sheet 581B, NARA microfilm publication T9.
"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH4K-86T : accessed 30 May 2016), Henry Dyer, San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States; citing sheet 9B, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,147.
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