Ezekiel Jefferson Dye - Grandson of Ezekiel Dye

Ezekiel Jefferson Dye was the son of Vincent Dye who was the son of the founder of Renrock, Ohio - Ezekiel Dye.

Ezekiel Jefferson Dye was born in 1812 and died in 1891. He built a house on Crooked Run which was a tributary of Dyes Fork. Crooked Run was the first tributary south of Renrock which flowed from the northwest. Ezekiel was called "Squire" since he not only served as justice of the peace but also as an auctioneer. The name "Ezekiel" was used much by the Dyes and often shortened to "Zeke".

He married Mahala Smith and they had 8 children:

  1. Electa L. Dye
    [b. 1838 d. 1876]
    Married Warren Robinson - 3 children

  2. Anna M. Dye
    [b. 1837 d. 1842]

  3. Johnson L. Dye
    [b. 1841 d. ???]
    Enlisted in the Civil War on January 1, 1864. Engagements at Winchester, Deep Bottom, Chapin Farm, Petersburg, and Appomattox. Wounded at Appomattox, he returned home to recover. After recovery he went west with a wagon train to Denver. He traveled to Ft. Daunders, Dakato Territory and then to Fort Laramie. His last letter said that the Indians were bad. Never heard from again.

  4. Anna Isabella (Ibbie) Dye
    [b. 1843 d. ???]
    Married James H. Paxton

  5. Rosanna E. Dye
    [b. 1844 d. ???]
    Married William E. Moore - 3 children

  6. James Vincent Dye
    [b. 1847 d. ???]
    Married Elsie Jewell - 3 children. James Vincent Dye wrote a brief biography of his great grandfather Ezekiel Dye, Sr. which has been previously noted. He was a school teacher and a farmer near Zanesville, Ohio. He had three sons : E.J. (Ezekiel Jefferson?) Dye, Earl Vincent Dye (a Professor of Economics at Pennsylvania State University), and Argyle Dye. His farm (I believe) was next to my grandfather's farm on Coopermill Road, south of Zanesville. His son E.J. was thought (by the women in the family - especially my mother) to have become a hermit. E.J. had two huge horses that were used for plowing and pulling his wagons. I remember going to the estate sale when E.J. died (sometime in the late 40s or early 50s) and buying a box of "junk". I wish I still had it.

  7. Hiram E. Dye
    [b. 1849 d. 1926, Renrock]
    Married Harriet C. Sears - 5 daughters. The second was Stella Dye who married a Thorla. . Silas Thorla. wrote most of the articles which appeared in Glimpses of Old Renrock which has been quoted previously. She was the great granddaughter of Captain Robert Sears and the grand daughter of his youngest son, Thomas M. Sears who served in the war of 1812. His first son Reverend William Sims Sears was her father. Ezekiel Dye was Hiram's great grandfather.

  8. Cassie M. Dye
    [b. 1852 d. 1932] Single

Ezekiel Jefferson Dye

Anna Isabella Dye / James Harvey Paxton -- Generation 8

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