John Dye son of William Dey

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.]

Will of John Dye

John and Anna (Nancy) had at least eight children:

  1. Letitia Dye

  2. Margaret Dye was born on March 10, 1781 in Middlesex County, New Jersey, and died October 10, 1845 in Mason County, Kentucky. She married Jacob Roe on December 29, 1797.

  3. William Dye was born in 1783

  4. Robert Roe Dye was born on January 20, 1785 in Middlesex County, New Jersey and died on February 1, 1837 in Mason County, Kentucky. He married Sarah Wells.

  5. Lydia Elizabeth Dye was born August 31, 1792 in Middlesex County, New Jersey and died September 10, 1822 in Mason County, Kentucky. She married Lewis Sentency on March 12, 1804 in Mason County Kentucky.

  6. Kenneth Dye was born in 1796 and died in 1817 in Mason County, Kentucky. He married Charity Merrill on December 17, 1818 in Mason County. They left Kentucky and migrated to Indiana and died there in the late 1800s. They had at least 11 children and it appears that all of them were born in Indiana..

  7. Phoebe E. Dye was born on May 24, 1792 in ____ and died on April 1, 1865 in Mason County, Kentucky. She married William Stillwell on February 10, 1810 in Mason County, Kentucky.

  8. John Ely Dye was born in 1800. His father's will notes that John Ely had suffered from the "fits" and a special provision was made for his future support. He died after a winter trip on which he was badly frozen.

Kathy Smith has a web page focusing on John Dye.

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