Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Who Do I Think I am? Wow! part 5


Here is another Union County, Georgia, Hunter/Lance branch kin that definitely should have been in history books:

Because of the circumstances Micager Clark Dyer (1822-1871) was raised by his uncle Micajah Clark Dyer, Sr.

He was considered a mechanical genius. He was beleived to be the first person in Union County to have running water, using hollow trees and later metal pipes, by gravity flow. He invented and patented a perpetual motion machine, that he after he died, was offered $30,000, for it, but his son Mancil refused. He also built a flying machine, small, that was reported to fly. After his death Morena sold the model to Redwine Brothers in Atlanta.
THE UNION COUNTY HERITAGE 1832-1994, art #410 by Patricia Davis Everett.

I'm not sure if he is named after the uncle who raised him or did he already have the same name.

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