John Dye was born May 17, 1754 in Plainfield, New Jersey and died January 5, 1822 in Orangeburg, Mason County, Kentucky. He married Nancy Anne Ely in Plainsfield, New Jersey on October 14, 1777. She was born on June 9, 1762 and died on July 9, 1821 in Mason County, Kentucky.
John was a private in Capt. Jonathan Combs' Company, 3rd Regiment, Middlesex County, NJ, during the Revolutionary War (DAR #191642). They migrated to Mason County, Kentucky following the Revolutionary War along with William and Kenneth Dye in 1790-1792.
John and his wife Nancy Ely are buried at Stonelick Cemetery. A Revolutionary War Marker from the DAR is at his gravesite. "John died 15 Jan 1822 in Mason County and is buried in the Stonelick Cemetery there. Nancy Anne died 9 July 1821 and is also buried in Stonelick. John's tombstone inscription reads, "In Memory of John Dye, who departed this life, January 15, 1822, Aged 71 years. A Soldier of the American Revolution." The inscription on Nancy Anne's stone reads: "In Memory of Nancy Dye, consort of John Dye, who departed this life July 9, 1821, Aged 59 years. " [Eleanor Dye ]
[A William Dey and a John Dye from Middlesex County, New Jersey are listed in Stryker. (? when and why did some of this family change from Dey to Dye?)]
His will is as follows [obtained from the genealogical collections of Mr. Joseph O. Dye.]
Imprimis, after payment of just debts and all funeral charges, I will and bequeath all my estate both real and personal in manner following "that isto say" that my executors hereinafter named shall dispose of my said estate upon such credit as they shall deem most beneficial and after the collection of the same that they shall equally divide the same among my children herein names, to-wit, Leticia Armstrong, Margaret Roe, the children of my deceased son William Dye, Lydia Sentney, Phoeve E. Stillwell, Kenneth Dye and John E. Dye, with this proviso that whereas, my son John E. Dye has till recently been afflicted with fits. Now in case they should return before any distribution of my estate that he should have been paid him by my Executors two hundred dollars over and above my other Children, and in case they return at any time thereafter, that the rest of my Children shall out of what they receive of my said estate equally make up that amount to him.
I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved son in law William Stillwell and my worthy friend Wins Parker, Junior, my Executors to this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day of November 1821.
John r. Bulloch
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