Eli Vincent Dye

Eli Vincent Dye was the great grandson of David and Hannah Disbrow Dey/Dye of Cranbury, New Jersey.

ELI VINCENT DYE, the owner of a fine farm near Dutch Neck, West Windsor township, Mercer county, New Jersey, who has been closely identified with all movements for the betterment and advancement of the interests of the community in which he resides, is a member of one of the old families of the county.

Henry Dye, grandfather of Eli Vincent Dye, was born in West Windsor township, Mercer county, New Jersey, and followed agricultural pursuits.

Eli Dye, son of Henry Dye, was born at Lawrence Station, Mercer county, New Jersey, and followed in the footsteps of his father as a farmer. He was a man of considerable influence in the community, having filled to the entire satisfaction of his fellow citizens a number of public offices. He was a freeholder for about sixteen years, and a member of the township committee. He married Lucy Rogers, daughter of John Rogers, a farmer of West Windsor township.

Eli Vincent Dye, son of Eli and Lucy (Rogers) Dye, was born on a farm on the Hightstown Road, West Windsor township, Mercer county, New Jersey, July 28, 1837. He was educated in the district school at Lotus Corner, and upon the completion of his education engaged in the occupation of farming, as his forefathers had done. For many years he was the owner of a fine farm of one hundred acres near the Hightstown road, which he kept in an excellent and profitable state of cultivation, but this he has recently sold to the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, which is building a line through that section of the country. Mr. Dye then purchased another farm near Dutch Neck, which he is cultivating very successfully. He is a consistent member of the Dutch Neck Presbyterian Church, and an elder in that institution. At one time he filled very efficiently the office of commissioner of appeals. He is a man of good ability and sound judgment, and is held in high esteem and respect by his fellow citizens.

He married Hannah Hunt, of Pennington, daughter of Smith and (???) (Primmer) Hunt, and they have had children: 1. Laura, married Rulof C. Perrine, a farmer of Cranbury, New Jersey, and they have one child, Ada, who married Harvey Day, also of Cranbury. 2. Smith, a farmer in Washington township, married Annie Rogers, of Dutch Neck, and has children: Eli, Lizzie and May. 3. Alice, married (first) George R. Cubberly, who died in 1891, and had one child, Edgar L. Married (second) Wyndham E. Smallburn, of England.