November 4, 1785, Wellshire, England.

July 20, 1835, Hoboken, New Jersey.

Dyer’s parents were James Dyer (1744–1797) and Sarah Barton (1744–1833). The family originally lived at White Chapel, Hampshire, but in 1782, but moved to Wellshire in 1782, where James was ordained and served as a Baptist minister. In 1806, the Dyers moved to Coventry, and in 1811, Samuel emigrated to America. He taught music and directed choirs in New York City and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He later moved to Baltimore, Maryland, and wrote, conducted singing schools in the south and east, and conducted the New York Sacred Music Society. His works include:

  1. Mendon