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:

  1. Mendon