James J Dey
was born on September 15, 1728 in Matchaponix (red
dot on the map to the right), Middlesex County, New Jersey and died before May 2, 1802
in South Amboy, New Jersey. He was the son of James Dey
and Dianah Tiller.
He married Margaret Perrine on January 17, 1749/50 in Shrewsbury,
Monmouth County, New Jersey. She was born on June 20, 1733 in Matchaponix, Middlesex County,
New Jersey and died sometime after 1806. The following descendant's chart illustrates the family relationship between James J. Dey and Margaret Perrine. The Perrine's intermarried with the families of both James Hance Dey and John Laurens Dey. Peter Perrine (1706-1780) married Margaret Dey, daughter of James Hance Dey. Their daughter Margaret is the Margaret Perrine who married James J. Dey. Peter Perrine's farm was next door to the farm of John Laurens Dey in Cranbury, New Jersey.
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He married Margaret Perrine on January 17, 1749/50 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, New Jersey. She was born on June 20, 1733 in Matchaponix, Middlesex County, New Jersey and died sometime after 1806.
The following descendant's chart illustrates the family relationship between James J. Dey and Margaret Perrine. The Perrine's intermarried with the families of both James Hance Dey and John Laurens Dey. Peter Perrine (1706-1780) married Margaret Dey, daughter of James Hance Dey. Their daughter Margaret is the Margaret Perrine who married James J. Dey. Peter Perrine's farm was next door to the farm of John Laurens Dey in Cranbury, New Jersey.
[Regina Barry provided the text of the
59 Know all men by these presents that We James Dye juner yeo & Henry Perrine Junr Cordwainer both of the County of Monmouth & Province of New Jersey --- are held & firmly bound unto his Excellency Johnathan Belcher Esqr Captain General & Governour in Chief in & over his Majesties Province of New Jersey &c. in the sum of Five Hundred Pounds money according to the Proclamation of the late Queen Anne to be paid to his said Excellency his successors or assigns. So the which payment well & trully to be made & done We bind ourselves our Heirs, Executors Administrators & Every of Us & them jointly & severally firmly by these presents sealed with our Seal Dated the seventeenth day of Janry anno Domini 1749/50
The condition of this obligation is such that whereas the above bounded James Dye Junr . . . hath obtained license of marriage for himself of the one partie and for Margaret Perrine of same county Spinster . . .of the other Part. Now if it shall not hereafter appear that they or either of them the said James Dye Junr and Margaret Perreine --- have any lawfull Lett or Impediment of pre-Contract, affinity or consanguinity to hinder their being joined in the holy bond of matrimony & afterwards their living together as Man and Wife then this obligation to be void & of no effect or else to stand & remain in full force and virtue.
Sealed & delivered in the presence of>
James Dey juner
Henry perrine Junir
They had 14 children:
He married (1) Agnes Bates and they had 5 children:
Following is an:
Will of Lewis Dey, dated 10 June 1815, probated 6 January 1817, Princess Anne County Deed Book 3, p. 231
to son William B., land bought of Moses Bonney of Kentucky called
Watermans Old Field;
to son John H., half of my land and cypress swamp;
to son James, rest of land;
to daughter Catharine Bonney, unspecified;
to daughter Mary in New Jersey, money due me from my father's estate;
to daughter Sally, unspecified;
to daughter Dianna, $20;
to daughter Fanney, $50 for her shcooling;
to wife Fanney, use of all my property until youngest son becomes 21;
Remainder of estate to be sold and divided between four daughters.
Executors: David Water and Williwm B. Dey
Witnesses: John Woodhouse Sr., James D. Moseley, John Ansell, Emperor James
He married Lucina Groom on December 21, December 1797 in New Jersey. All of the children were born in Middlesex County, New Jersey. He migrated to Birdsall after 1809
They moved to Birdsall, New York, in 1823.
As Birdsell, Angelica and Almond, are within about 8 miles of each other, John, William and Lawrence lived close to one another in western New York.
Cooperstown is approximately 120 southwest of Birdsall, Almond, and Angelica, New York.
Tom Robertshaw provided the following resources which help to put the migration of William and John I. Dey into perspective.
The Town of Birdsall, named in honor of Judge John Birdsall, was organized first from Allen and Almond May 4, 1829. The first settlement was made by Josiah Whitman on lot (section) number 24. Not long afterwards William P. Schaack and a man named Vance came in from New Jersey and Jeremiah Van Wormer came from Cayuga county, New York. In 1818 James Matthews, also from New Jersey, settled on lot 21. In 1822 William dey and his son Lemuel C. Dey, from Cayuga county, settled on lot 5, and John I., James I., and Lawrence Dey and Meserall, all from Middlesex county, New Jersey settled there the next year."
Cayauga County (western most X on the map to the right (actually Auburn, Cayauga County, New York) is approximately 210 miles from Matchaponix, New Jersey. Syracuse, New York is within 20 miles of Auburn, Cayauga County, New York -- a true snow belt location.
From Delores Fleming, a geneologist in Angelica, NY, ca. 1988:
"The neighborhood where the Dey brothers lived had a chemical wood factory (for the making of lye ashes) and this family was actively engaged in this trade, along with the clearing their lands for farming.The area where the Deys settled has reverted back to state lands, as once the lands were cleared of their primevil forests, nothing would grow. also, there is a very short growing season with severe winters and late Springs. it has been known to have an early freeze in August. Better to have the area re-forested than to have farmers starve to death on the land."
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