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John Lawrence Dye was born about 1687 in Richmond, Staten Co., NY. He was the son of Hans Laurenson Duyts & Sarah Hance Vincent Fountain. His name is sometimes listed as Jan Laurens DEY
Anna Moore was born about 1690. She was the daughter of William Moore & Annetje Jans. Her last name has also been listed in several sources as being BROWN, and her son Vincent named one of his children Brown Dye.

THE FAMILY OF JOHN LAWRENCE DYE & ANNA MOORE (BROWN?)

John Lawrence Dye & Anna Moore (Brown?)John Lawrence Dye & Anna Moore (Brown?) were married about 1710, probably in Richmond Co., NY, and they had 8 children. The family moved from Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY to Middlesex Co., NJ by December 21, 1725, when John bought The Old Church Farm in Middlesex Co., NJ from Mindert Johnson. This purchase included 200 acres of land, near Prospect Plains & Cranbury, and bounded on the south by the Millstone River. (This property later passed down through the line of John & Anna's son William.) It was called The Old Church Farm because the first small church in the neighborhood was built on one corner of it. John signed his will on October 1, 1750, naming wife Anne, sons John, David, William, James, "Vinson", & Joseph, and daughters Anne & Katherine. John Lawrence Dye died in 1751 in Macheponix, Middlesex Co., NJ. John's will was probated on March 8, 1751, and named his sons John & William & son-in-law Lawrence Dye as executors. Anna Moore Dye died about 1763, probably in Middlesex Co., NJ. John & Anna are buried on the Old Church Farm property, but according to a letter from descendant A. Zaile Thorla, all of the tombstones from the burials there were stolen.
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The Children of John Lawrence Dye & Anna Moore:

John Lawrence Dye Jr.John Lawrence Dye Jr. was born in 1711 in Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY. He moved with his parents from Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY to Middlesex Co., NJ in 1725. John married Mary Applegate in 1730 in Middlesex Co., NJ, and they had 6 children, all born between 1732-1750 in Middlesex Co., NJ. John was one of the executors of his father's will, probated March 8, 1751. On Dec. 14, 1752, John Dye was listed as a landholder (tax payer) for Amboy Twp, Middlesex Co., NJ. John signed his own will on Feb. 16, 1770 naming his wife Mary, sons Thomas, William, Ezekiel & Amos, daughter Patience Mount, and grandson Ezekiel Rogers. John Lawrence Dye Jr. died in 1772 in Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., NJ. Mary Applegate Dye died in 1770 in New Jersey.
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Anne DyeAnne Sarah Dye was born about 1715 in Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY. She moved with her parents from Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY to Middlesex Co., NJ in 1725. Anne married Lawrence Dye/Dey, who was her first cousin (Anne's father John was a half-brother of Lawrence's father James). Lawrence & Anne had 8 children, born between 1732-1750 in New Jersey. Children born through 1738 are listed as being born in Middlesex Co., NJ, but a child born in 1750 is listed as being born in Shrewsbury or Manalapan Twp.,Monmouth,NJ
. Lawrence Dye was one of the executors of Anne's father's will, which was probated March 8, 1751. Lawrence Dye died in 1792 in South Amboy, Middlesex Co., NJ. His will (signed July 26, 1790) and proven Feb. 9, 1792 named wife Ann and several of his children. Anne Dye Dye died in after February 9, 1792 in South Amboy, Middlesex Co., New Jersey or Monmouth Co., NJ..
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Bible Transcript for family of Lawrence & Anne (Dye) Dye
William DyeWilliam Dye was born on July 6, 1718 in Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY. He moved with his parents from Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY to Middlesex Co., NJ in 1725. William married Margaret Salter Anderson about 1736, probably in Middlesex Co., NJ. They had 12 children, born in New Jersey between 1738 to 1760. On Dec. 14, 1752, William Dye was listed as a landholder (tax payer) for Amboy Twp, Middlesex Co., NJ. William was one of the executors of his father's will, probated March 8, 1751. William signed his own will on September 4, 1784. William Dye died on September 6, 1784 in Middlesex , NJ. His will was probated in Princeton, Middlesex (now Mercer) Co., NJ on Feb. 3, 1785. At least three of their children moved to Mason County, Kentucky by 1793. Margaret Salter Anderson Dye died on June 16, 1799.
The Family of William Dye & Margaret Salter Anderson
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Bible Transcript for family of William & Margaret (Salter Anderson) Dye: Page 1 & Page 2
James DyeJames Dye was born in 1720 in Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY. He moved with his parents from Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY to Middlesex Co., NJ in 1725. James married Sarah Leach/Lantz about 1741 in New Jersey and they had 10 children between 1744-1755. All of their children were born in Middlesex Co., NJ. James & his brother David served in the military in 1746 as a member of Capt. Richard Langdon's Co. of New York City in the expedition against Canada. On Dec. 14, 1752, James Dye was listed as a landholder (tax payer) for Amboy Twp, Middlesex Co., NJ. James & brother David were both members of Capt. Waters Co. in the Provincial Troops of Richmond Co., NY in 1760. James Dye died April 4, 1764 in Middlesex Co., NJ. Sarah died October 31, 1765, probably in Middlesex co., NJ. Their son John served with General George Washington as a part of the Pennsylvania Line, 11th Infantry. Their son Andrew married Sarah Minor/Miner, who was a first cousin of Martha Curtis Washington.
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David DyeDavid Dye was born in 1725 in Staten Island, Richmond Co., NY or Middlesex Co., NJ. His parents moved in 1725 from Richmond Co., NY to Middlesex Co., NJ, either shortly before or after his birth. David & his brother James served in the military in 1746 as a member of Capt. Richard Langdon's Co. of New York City in the expedition against Canada. David & brother James were both members of Capt. Waters Co. in the Provincial Troops of Richmond Co., NY in 1760. David married Hannah Disbrow about 1763 in Middlesex Co., NJ. (Hannah had possibly been previously married to Mr. Holman. Her last name is listed in at least one source as Holman, and she was age 25 when she married David Dye, who was age 38 when they married. She was the daughter of Henry & Catherine (Hendricksen) Disbrow, baptised Dec 24, 1738.) David & Hannah had at least 4 children, born between 1764-1774 in Windsor, Middlesex Co., NJ. David Dye died in 1775 in New Jersey. He is listed as "David Dye, Deceased", late of Windsor, Middlesex Co., NY, in a document dated March 4, 1775 that appoints his wife Hannah as administrator of his estate. A list of all of the items included in the estate was recorded on October 9, 1775. (See Notes for David Dye below for this list). In another probate document dated October 12, 1784, Hannah states that David died without a will. Hannah Disbrow Dye later married Capt. Peter Perrine on April 2, 1800 in Cranbury, Middlesex Co., NJ. Hannah died sometime after Peter Perrine signed his will on April 1, 1814 in Middlesex (now Mercer) Co., NJ.
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Vincent DyeVincent Dye was born on July 20, 1726 in Middlesex Co., NJ. Vincent married Sarah Artepe in 1746 in Middlesex Co., NJ. Their marriage bond, signed on September 1, 1746, lists "Vincent Die, Carpenter", and "Lawrence Die, Yeoman", as bondsmen. Vincent & (brother-in-law) Lawrence were both listed as a resident of the Eastern Division of the Province of New Jersey, and Sarah was listed as being a Spinster and a resident of Somerset Co., NJ. Vincent & Sarah had 15 children, all born between 1747-1775 in Middlesex Co., NJ. On Dec. 14, 1752, Vincent Dye was listed as a landholder (tax payer) for Amboy Twp, Middlesex Co., NJ. Vincent moved with several of his sons from New Jersey to Virginia shortly after the Revolutionary War (1776). Vincent is listed on tax records in Prince William Co., VA in 1782 & 1787. Vincent Dye died on April 04, 1796 in Prince William Co., VA. Sarah died on October 7, 1797 in Prince William Co., VA. Several of their sons moved from Virginia to Monroe Co., Ohio in the early 1800's.
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Marriage Bond for Vincent Dye & Sarah Artepe
Joseph DyeJoseph Dye was born in 1728 in Middlesex Co., NJ. Joseph married Martha Holman about 1745 in Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., NJ and they had 8 children. On Dec. 14, 1752, Joseph Dye was listed as a landholder (tax payer) for Amboy Twp, Middlesex Co., NJ. Martha died on Feb. 17, 1769 in Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., NJ. Joseph was married second to Margaret Wiley about 1771 in Middlesex Co., NJ and they had 2 more children. Margaret died on November 30, 1788 in Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., NJ. Joseph signed a will on March 16, 1793 naming several of his children. Joseph Dye died in 1805, probably in Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., New Jersey. His will was probated on Feb. 14, 1805.
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Transcript of Family Bible for Joseph Dye & son John Dye: Page 1 & Page 2
Catherine DyeCatherine Dye was born in 1730 in Middlesex Co., NJ. Catherine married William Covenhoven on August 25, 1764 in Middlesex Co., NJ and they had 5 children, born between 1765-1780. Catherine Dye Covenhoven probably died about 1780 in Middlesex Co., NJ. William was remarried in 1781 to Hannah Stout, and he and Hannah had 4 more children, born between 1782-1794.
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