November 4, 1785, Wellshire, England.
July 20, 1835, Hoboken, New Jersey.
Samuel was the son of James Dyer and Sarah Barton.
The family originally lived in White Chapel, Hampshire. In 1782, they moved to Wellshire, 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: