JAMES P. DYER
17 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY
Born: 18 October 1841 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 20 November 1917in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Bloomington Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: William Riley and Mahala (Harper) Dyer
1st Married: Sarah Jane "Sallie" Pippin about 1862 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Born: about 1844 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: Between 1870 - 1880 in either Jackson or Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: James Willis "Nig" and Alice (Barnes) Pippin
- William Riley Dyer
- Martha Belle Dyer
2nd Married: Elizabeth Smith on 6 June 1880 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Born: 4 March 1861 in Overton County, Tennessee
Died: 1945 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
- Lena Dyer
- Carra Dyer
- John Dyer
- Hop Lee Dyer
- Elva Dyer
- Mittie Cordell Dyer
RELATIVES WHO SERVED
- Brother-in-law: Ezekiel Ray Kinnaird - 28th Tennessee Infantry
- Brother-in-law: Silas Nelson Scarlett - 28th Tennessee Infantry
- Brother-in-law: Willis Barnes "Little Barnes" Pippin - 28th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
- Father-in-law: James Willis Pippin - 28th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
- Uncle: Wade Washington Dyer - 28th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
- Uncle-in-law: Willis Woodfork Pippin - 28th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
thTennessee Infantry Regiment
- Entered service as Private and left service as a Private
- Enlisted 9 June 1861 at Camp Troudals
- 15 Aug - 15 Oct 1861: Present
- 15 Oct - 15 Dec 1861: Absent sick
- May & June 1862: Absent without leave
- 1Sep 1861: Absent on sick furlough since 1 Sep 1871
PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT
- Filed: 13 January 1913
- Widow's Application: 10074
- Residence: Bloomington Springs, Putnam County
- Member: Company K, 17th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
- Born: Jackson County, 16 October 1840
- Enlisted: 9 June 1861, Co. K 17th TN Infantry Regiment at Camp Trousdale, Col. T. W. Newman, Captain S. B. McDurham, 1st Lieutenant W. W. Cowen, 2nd Lieutenant R. B. Montgomery
- Battles: Mill Springs, (Fishing Creek); Contracted measles at Camp Trousdale, hemmoroids of the lungs; typhoid fever in the fall of 1862; never able to return to his command. He was furloughed at Old Monroe near Livingston on Saturday after Mill Springs on Sunday 19 January 1862.
- Wife is 49. Children: H. P. Dyer 17, Elva - 12, Mittie - 3
- Attest: O. N. Bryant and John Tucker
- JPD (11 Jan 1913) -
- JPD contracted measles at Camp Trousdale in the fall of 1861.
- He was given a furlough of 20 days and sent home to Jackson County.
- Returned to the army at Bristol, VA.
- After Mill Springs or Fishing Creek, he was given a furlough.
- His father came after him and carried him home with typhoid fever and hemmoroids of the lungs.
- He took the oath because the Yankees threatened to kill him.
- Without taking the oath, he could not get salt or corn ground. His family would have starved to death.
- Sallie Kinnaird (11 Jan 1913) - Her husband is Ezekiel Ray Kinnairdin the 28th TN Infantry. E. R. Kinnaird and JPD enlisted together.
- After 6 months, JPD was furloughed home and sick with measles.
- He remained at home for 20 - 30 days.
- Then he returned to the army.
- About 60 - 90 days later, he returned home with typhoid fever. He had hemmoroids of the lungs.
- Sallie's father went out after JPD at Old Monroe in Overton County.
- They understood that JPD would not live.
- At the close of the war, Sallie's father and JPD & others went to Carthage to take the oath.
- Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (17 Jan 1913) - Service Records Request
- War Department (20 Jan 1913) - Sent Service Records
- Frances Scarlett (1 Aug 1917) - She helped to wait on JPD from 1861 - 1863. He was barley able to speak above a whisper.
- Sallie Kinnaird (2 Aug 1917) - JPD had measles which settled into his lungs.
WIDOW'S PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT
- Filed 3 March 1931
- Residence: Baxter
- Resident of TN all her life
- Born: 4 March 1861 in Overton County
- Husband was born about 1840 in Jackson County, TN. They were married in 1885 by Preacher Alex Baus (Alex Byers).
- Husband enlisted 9 June 1861 in Co. K 17 Inf. He served about 6 months.
- Husband took sick and had measles and was brought home with lung trouble.
- Husband died in Bloomington Springs in 1915 or 1916.
- Friends: Larence Grace and Author Judd
- Witness: Mary Frances Scarlett
- Elizabeth Dyer is her sister-in-law. She married MFS's brother Jas P. Dyer.
- Has known ED for 50 years.
- ED llives at Baxter, TN
- ED was born in Overton County in 1861.
- JPD and ED were married by Alex Baus (Alex Byers) in 1883.
- Remembers when JPD entered the army and came home sick.
- JPD died at Bloomington Springs in 1915 or 1916.
- ED remained JPD's widow.
- Witness: Lawrence Grace
- Resident of Bloomington Springs
- Well acquainted with Elizabeth Dyer and James P. Dyer
- Knows that ED and JPD lived together as man and wife.
- He went to Jackson County to obtain the records and was told by the clerk that they were lost when the court house burned.
- 1850 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 276
- 1860 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 285
- 1870 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page 248
- 1880 Census:
- 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 169A
- 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 212A
- Death Certificate: Putnam County, TN (1917) - #576 James Dyer