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Hannah (Dyer) McLellan (1754 - 1816)

Hannah McLellan formerly Dyer
Born in Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 16 Jun 1774 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 62 in Thomaston, Knox, Mainemap
Profile last modified | Created 17 Sep 2009
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Research Notes

What was here when she was born? Not the previous location. Too sleepy to think, go web search later. Or dream of the library.


She was apparently from a family which had lived on Cape Elizabeth for some time; according to S36 [?], "more Dyers are shown participating in the [Revolutionary] War than any other family in the area" (1).

I'll be darned if I can find her parents, though, and she in fact appears as a "lost Dyer" on the best Dyer family forum on the web.[1] [2] There is much literature out there on the Dyers, but I've found no good leads on her parentage specifically. The list of Ephraim Clark's marriages does not say that she was a widow when married, and this is noted in other cases.

How might she be related to the family Anna Dyer, wife of Samuel McLellan? Many Hannah Dyers appear in Underhill, The Descendants of Edward Small, including the Anna Dyer who married Capt. Samuel McLellan, but not this one.

Little discusses a Dyer family which seems a likely possibility, since he leaves lots of loose ends, but Hannah is not included.

There is a Jabez Dyer, "formerly of Cape Elizabeth,", m. Lydia Dyer, with children Jordan, Hannah, Jabez, Jr. [3]

Other. [4]. This has a series of Dyer family studies in it.

More references. [5]

There is a Dyer family in Cutter, but I don't see her there. Cutter focuses on Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. [4, 5]


  3. "Records of births and deaths in Hartland, Maine," Collections and Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society 9 (date?): 415.
  4. Ebeneser Alden Dyer, Ancestry of William Dyer, "The Abington pioneer" (Whitman, Mass.: Dyer Association, 1911)
  5. George Washington Cleek, Early Western Augusta pioneers: including the families of Cleek, Gwin, Lightner, and Warwick, and related families of Bratton, Campbell, Carlile, Craig, Crawford, Dyer, Gay, Givens, Graham, Harper, Henderson, Hull, Keister, Lockridge, McFarland, and Moore (Genealogical Pub, 1982)
  • [S37] Bryce McLellan . . . His Children and Grandchildren, John A. McLellan, (n/a; privately distributed).
  • [S36] Thomas McLellan . . . His Children and Grandchildren, John A. Mclellan, (n/a; privately distributed).
  • [S624] Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, George Thomas Little, Henry S. Burrage, and Albert Roscoe Stubbs, (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing), 2.656.
  • [S623] New England Families: Genealogical and Memorial, William Richard Cutter, (New York: Lewis), 2061-63.
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 27 June 2022), memorial page for Hannah Dyer McLellan (1754–23 Aug 1816), Find a Grave Memorial ID 91585113, citing Thomaston Village Cemetery, Thomaston, Knox County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by dlprescott22 (contributor 47621312) .

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