David died about 1840 in Piney Flats, Sullivan County, Tennessee.
East Tennessee is part of Appalachia. At the end of the French and Indian War, colonists began drifting into the area. In 1769, they first settled along the Watauga River. During the Revolution, the Overmountain Men defeated British loyalists at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The State of Franklin was formed in the 1780s, but never admitted to the Union.
According to his son, Thomas', 1880 census, Alexander was born at sea.
Sarah Elizabeth Dyer (1816),
William Adolphus Dyer (1817, married Synthia Ann Gilley),
Thomas Leander Dyer (1819, married Ann M. King),
Susan Sharp Dyer (1821, married Isaac M. King),
Wesley David Dyer (1824, married Emmaline Boring),
James Allen Dyer (1825),
John Dyer (1827),
Mary Amanda Dyer (1830, married Anson L. Hodges),
Robert Anderson Dyer (1833),
Samuel Dyer (1834, married Mary A. Emmert daughter of Peter Emmert 1798),
Alexander was buried in New Bethel Cemetery in Piney Flats,Tennessee.
After Alexander died, Mary moved to Coryell, County, Texas with her youngest son, Samuel.
The Confederate States of America (CSA), also known as the Confederacy, was a government set up by southern states during the Civil War. The states who left the Union were Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.