The information on this page was contributed by Tom Robertshaw.
James Issac Dey
was born on January 15, 1800
in Middlesex County, New Jersey and he died on March 27, 1882 in Cooperstown,
Venango County (western most X on the map to the right),
Pennsylvania, approximately 300 miles from Matchaponix, New Jersey. He was the son of James I. Dey and the grandson of James J. Dey and Margaret Perrine.
James Isaac Dey married (1)
Mary Elma Perrine on March 27, 1820 in Heightstown, Middlesex
County, New Jersey. She was born on December 16, 1799 in
Middlesex County, New Jersey and died on January 29, 1850 in
Titusille, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.
James Isaac Dey and Mary Elma Perrine have a somewhat complicated family relationship.
James Issac Dey was born on January 15, 1800 in Middlesex County, New Jersey and he died on March 27, 1882 in Cooperstown, Venango County (western most X on the map to the right), Pennsylvania, approximately 300 miles from Matchaponix, New Jersey. He was the son of James I. Dey and the grandson of James J. Dey and Margaret Perrine.
James Isaac Dey married (1) Mary Elma Perrine on March 27, 1820 in Heightstown, Middlesex County, New Jersey. She was born on December 16, 1799 in Middlesex County, New Jersey and died on January 29, 1850 in Titusille, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.
Marriage Certificate in the possession of Viola Brown Perry, Erie, Pennsylvania (gg grand daughter)
Jame's father died in spring 1834, and James and Mary probably moved to Venango county in 1836, when the land they had been living on was sold to Benjamin Johnson for $400.
Plan of Jackson Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, 1865 showing a 37 acre farm owend by James I. Dey. Coopertown is approximately 6 miles to the east. The farm was close to the Lake Branch of Sugar Creek.
He married (2) Elizabeth Ann Phillips on January 3, 1855 in Cooperstown, Venango County, Pennsylvania. She was born on October 10, 1825 in Jackson Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania and died after December 24, 1882.
James Isaac Dey and Eliza Ann Phillips (2) taken around 1861
Children Probably are : Nancy E., Jospeh H., and Robert Alexander
Tom Robertshaw wrote the following biography of Joseph H. Dey.
Joseph H. Dey was the second child in the second marriage of James isaac Dey, and is the great-great grandfather of the author. The middle initial H. doen't represent any middle name, but was used to distinguish him from others with the same name. When Joseph was about 24 years old, he married his first wife, Irene Taggart. They lived in Clarendon, Warren co., PA. Joseph's brother, James E., and sister Nancy E. lived in Warren co. as well.
Irene was the daughter of George and martha Taggart and sister of William J. Taggart, who married Susan hannah Dey. the Dey brother and sister married the Taggart brother and sister. Joseph and irene Dey had three children. then, before 1904, they got a divorce. Irene died 27 Sept 1913 in Torpedo, Pennsylvania froma severe stroke. She is buried in riverside Cem. in Pittsfield.
Joseph remarried 15 Nov 1904 to Florence Tanner of Fairfield Twp., Crawford County, Pennsylvania. Florence had been previosly married to Isaac Crum. she was widowed in midlife with four sons, and one daughter. Joseph and Florence had only one child together, Bertha Beatrice Dey, probably because Florence was too old to have more children. Bertha remained close to the Crum children over the years.
Joseph farmed part of his father's farm. They had chickens, apples, potatoes, and a variety of other produce. Florence's disabled sister, Jennie Moore, lived with the family for many years, as did her son. Joseph and Florence were only married 13 years before Joseph died in 1925 at age 68. Florence died in 1945 at the old age of 87. Joseph and Florence are buried in Peter's Cemetery not far from where Joseph's father first settled in 1836. When Bertha was a child, her family attended the Mount Joy church in the morning and Donation hill church in the afternoon, as the was the compromise struck by her parents who each belonged to different churches. Jennie Moore was a pie baker by profession, and the family grew a lot of fruit.
Bertha, in her old age, described Joseph as a stern man, and when he spoke, his children obeyed. Bertha was punished with a peach tree switch or a piece of bridle as a child.
When Florence sold the farm, and then died, she willed her estate to be divided among the three Crum sons and Bertha. She willed her organ to the Reese church, where it was never used.
He married Clara Elizabeth Connell about 1888. She was born in October, 1872 in Warren, Pennsylvania and died there in 1919. The had 6 children.
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