HYER, ABSALOM (?–ca. 1850). Absalom Hyer, pioneer settler, moved to Texas in 1831, possibly from Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, where he and his family were living in 1827. He represented the Sabine District in the Convention of 1832. He received a headright certificate for land on the East Fork of the Trinity River in Nacogdoches County on February 19, 1838. In 1840 he was living in Sabine County. His property that year included one slave, one workhorse, seventy cattle, and one wooden clock. Hyer apparently died sometime in the 1840s or early in 1850. The 1850 census listed his wife, Nancy (Vashery), his son, his daughter-in-law, and his grandchildren as still living in Sabine County.
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