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John Samuel Dye was born in 1838 in Fleming Co., KY. He was the son of Lawrence Dye and Mary Ann VanTrease.
Mahettable Gerrard was born on February 23, 1837 in Madison Co., OH. She was the daughter of John Gerrard & Leah Busick
Minerva Carnes born about 1855 in Missouri. She was the daughter of Franklin Carnes & Mrs. Elizabeth Morris

THE FAMILIES OF JOHN SAMUEL DYE

First marriage:

Marriage John S. Dye & Mahettable GerrardJohn Samuel Dye married Mahettable Gerrard in Vermilion Co., IL on Oct. 21 1858. Mahettable's last name is spelled both Gerrard and Garrard on the marriage record. John Samuel & Mahettable had 8 daughters and one son. The family is on the 1860 census of Georgetown, Vermilion Co., IL. John Samuel served in the Civil War and was wounded by a musket ball in his hand in 1864. When he returned from the war he had trouble farming due to his injury. The family is possibly on the 1870 census of Carroll, Vermilion Co., IL, although there is a lot of conflicting data on the 1870 (see notes). John Samuel Dye deserted his family in August 1877 and resettled in Kansas, where he began a second family. See below for information on his second marriage.
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Children of John Samuel Dye & Mahettable Gerrard:

Malena "Lena" DyeMalena Avilla "Lena" Dye was born Aug 9, 1858 near Indianola, Vermilion Co., Illinois. She is listed as Malinda, age 1, with her parents on the 1860 census of Georgetown, Vermilion Co., Illinois. Her father deserted the family in 1877 when she was age 18, and she is listed as Malena, age 20, a servant in the household of Louis W. Green on the 1880 census of Carroll Twp., Vermilion Co., Illinois. Lena married Luke Mosier March 26, 1881 in IL, and they had 8 children. Her marriage record in Vermilion Co. is under the names Luke Mosier & Lena A. Dye. Luke & Lena Dye are on the 1900, 1910, 1920 & 1930 censuses for Carroll Twp., Vermilion Co., Illinois. The 1910 census states that she had 8 births with 6 surviving children in 1910. She is listed on son Orville's WWI draft card in 1918 as Malena Dye of Indianola, Illinois. Malena Avilla "Lena" Dye died May 3, 1933 in Danville, Vermilion Co., Illinois. Luke died on April 9, 1941 in Indianola, Vermilion Co., Illinois.
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Thea Etta DyeThea Etta Dye was born May 6, 1861 in Vermilion Co., IL. Her father deserted the family in 1877 when she was age 16, and she is listed as Ettie E. Dye, age 18, a servant in the household of A. Clark Williams on the 1880 census of Carroll, Vermilion Co., IL. Etta married Simon Newton Bone on April. 23, 1881 in Palermo, Vermilion Co., Illinois, and they had 8 children. The marriage record is under the names Simon Bone & Ettie Dye. Simon & Etta had a son in Illinois in April 1884, but they moved to Kansas soon after that. The family is listed on the 1885, 1895, 1900 & 1905 state & federal censuses of Cowley Co., KS (in 1885 & 1900 they are listed as living in Arkansas City, and in 1895 & 1905 they are listed as living in Creswell). Thea Etta Dye Bone died on Feb 15, 1906 in Arkansas City, Cowley Co., Kansas of pneumonia. She is buried in Riverview Cemetery, Arkansas City, Cowley Co., Kansas. Etta's sister Ida May Dye McMillan came to care for her when she was ill and dying, and Simon Newt Bone later remarried Ida when she was widowed in 1911.
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Ida May DyeIda May Dye was born in November 1862 in Vermilion Co., Illinois. some family trees list her middle name as Mayfield. Her father deserted the family in 1877 when she was age 15, and she is listed as Ida Dye, age 18, a servant in the household of Harvey Sandusky, on the 1880 census of Carroll Twp., Vermilion Co., IL. Ida married James Robert McMillan on Nov 29, 1891 in Carroll Twp., Vermilion Co., Illinois and they had 6 sons. James had been a hired hand, also in the household of Harvey Sandusky. James & Ida are on the 1900 census of Danville, Vermilion Co., IL. James died sometime between 1900 to 1910, and Ida is listed as widowed with the children on the 1910 census of Danville, Vermilion Co., IL. In 1906, Ida had gone to stay with her sister, Thea Etta "Ettie" (Dye) Bone, when Ettie became ill and died. On February 27, 1911, Ida remarried her widowed brother-in-law, Simon Newton Bone. Ida moved from Illinois to Kansas sometime between 1910 to 1920, and Simon & Ida are listed on the 1920 census of Creswell Twp., Cowley Co., KS. Ida's son Webb also married Simon & Thea's daughter Mary. Simon & Ida moved from Kansas to Ohio sometime between 1920 to 1930, and they are listed on the 1930 census of Caesar Creek, Greene Co., Ohio. Simon died on January 18, 1939 in Xenia, Greene Co., Ohio. Ida is listed as widowed on the 1940 census of New Jasper, Greene, Ohio, and the census states she was also living there in 1935. Ida May Dye McMillan Bone died after May 1941, as she is listed in her brother's obituary as being Mrs. Ida Bone of Xenia, Ohio. There are two listings on the Ohio Death Index on Ancestry.com of women named Ida Bone who died on different dates in 1948, but not enough additional information to tell if one of them is this Ida.
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Maggie DyeMagdaline "Maggie" Dye was born sometime between 1863 to 1870 in Vermilion Co. Illinois. Her father deserted the family in 1877 when she was age 7 to 14. There is some confusion as to her birth year - family records indicate that she was born in 1863, but the 1900 census states that she was born in Nov 1870, and all census records I have found for her inconsistent and have indicated birth years from 1866 to 1870. She is not listed with her mother & siblings on the 1880 census and, and if she was born in 1870 she would only have been age 10 at that time - I have not found her living anywhere in 1880, so possibly the census taker just missed her. On the 1900 census of Danville, Vermilion Co., IL she is listed as Margaret, age 30, a servant in the household of Alex Gregory. Maggie married Charles Cossey about 1901, and they had 3 children; only daughter Mahettable lived to adulthood. Maggie is listed as being age 42 on the 1910 census of Fountain Creek Twp., Iriquois Co., Illinois. Charles & Maggie moved from Illinois to Kansas sometime between 1910 to 1920. They are listed on the 1920, 1930 & 1940 censuses of Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., Kansas. She is listed as Maggie, age 51, on the 1920, Magdaline, age 64 on the 1930 census and Maggie, age 71 on the 1940 census. Magdaline "Maggie" Dye Cossey died on May 14, 1941 in Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co, Kansas. She is not mentioned in her brother Howard S. Dye's obituary as being one of his 3 surviving sisters as he died four days after she did on May 18, 1941.
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Howard S. Dye

Howard Sherman Dye was born March 26, 1867 in Danville, Vermilion Co., IL. His father deserted the family in 1877 wehn he was 10 years old. He is listed with his mother on the 1880 census of Carroll Twp., Vermilion Co., IL. Howard married Mary Ellen "Nellie" Goodin on Feb 18, 1896 in Arkansas City, Cowley Co., KS, and they had 6 children. Howard Sherman was a minister & ordained Elder in the Free Methodist church, and the family lived in several places in Kansas before settling in McPherson, KS about 1920. They are listed on the 1900 census of Creswell, Cowley Co., KS; on the 1905 census of Halstead, Harvey Co., KS; on the 1910 census of Girard City, Crawford Co., KS; on the 1915 state census of Manhattan, Riley Co., KS, and on the 1920 census of McPherson, McPherson Co., KS. In 1925 Howard Sherman left the church because of an extramarital affair. Family story is that Nellie divorced him, and he is listed as being divorced on the 1930 census, although Nellie is living at a different address & listed as married. He is listed on the 1940 census of McPherson as being divorced. When I wrote the state of Kansas for the divorce record, they wrote back that they did not have a record of the divorce. After they separated, Howard Sherman ran a grocery store and Nellie ran a boarding house and did Bible readings. Howard Sherman Dye died May 1941 in McPherson, McPherson Co., KS. Nellie nursed Howard Sherman in his old age when he became ill and died in 1941 - when Nellie died in 1958 Howard's grave was moved so that it was next to her, and they are buried under the same marker that says "Blessed Be the Tie that Binds."
The Family of Howard Sherman Dye
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Bertha L. DyeBertha Leah Dye was born in March 16, 1869 in Vermilion Co., Illinois. Her father deserted the family in 1877 when she was about age 8. She is listed with her mother as Bertha L., age 11, on the 1880 census of Carroll Twp., Vermilion Co., Illinois. Bertha married Sylvanis Fellers on Dec 16, 1890 in Vermilion Co., Illinois, and they had 9 children, 7 of whom were still living in 1910. The family is listed on the 1900 census of Germantown Village, Danville Twp, Vermilion Co., IL. At that time Sylvanus' occupation is listed as RR Brakeman. They are listed on the 1910 census of Jamaica Twp., Vermilion Co., IL with Sylvanus' occupation listed as Engineer, Stone Quarry. In 1900 Bertha is listed as having 5 births with 5 surviving, and in 1910 she is listed as having 9 births with 7 surviving. The family is listed on the 1920 census of Danville, Vermilion Co., IL with Sylvanus' occupation listed as Fireman, Steam Railway. Sylvanus died on May 14, 1928 in Kankakee, Kankakee, Illinois, which is listed as being his residence at that time. His occupation is given as Engineer, and burial place is given as Danville, Vermilion, Illinois. He is mistakenly listed on the Illinois Death and Stillbirths Index on Ancestry.com under the name Stephen T. Fellers. Bertha is listed twice on the 1930 census of Chicago, Cook Co., IL as being widowed - on one record she is living with her married daughter Maycel & family, but she is also listed as a head of household with her occupation given as maid for a private family. She is listed as one of the 3 surviving sisters of Howard Sherman Dye in his obit in May 1941, and as living in Danville, Illinois.Bertha Leah Dye Fellers died on August 14, 1957 in Danville, Vermilion Co., Illinois. She is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Indianola, Vermilion, Illinois.
The Family of Bertha Leah. Dye Fellers
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Eura A. DyeEura A. Dye was born May 1, 1872 in Vermilion Co., IL. Her father deserted the family in 1877 when she was about age 5. She is listed with her mother as Eura A. age 9, on the 1880 census of Carroll Twp., Vermilion Co., IL. She died when she was 23 years old. Eura A. Dye died Sept 12, 1895 in Vermilion Co., IL.
Flora B. DyeFlora B. Dye was born in March 1874 in Vermilion Co., IL. Her father deserted the family in 1877 when she was about age 3. She is listed with her mother on the 1880 census of Carroll Twp., Vermilion Co., IL as Flora B., age 7. Flora married John F. "Fred" Kleffman on July 13, 1895 in Vermilion Co., IL, and they had 7 children. The family moved to Nebraska about 1900, and they are listed on the 1900 census of Wood River, Dawson Co., NE. They returned to Illinois by 1910, when they are on the census of Carroll, Vermilion Co., IL, On the 1920 census Flora is living with the children in Sidell, Vermilion Co., IL. She is listed as married, but Fred is not listed with the household. I have not been able to find Flora on the 1930 census. Flora B. Dye Kleffman died after May 1941 - I don't have her death date or place. She is listed in the May 1941 obit of her brother Howard Sherman as Mrs. Flora Kleffman, Springfield, Ohio.
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Juanita E. DyeJuanita "Jennie" E. Dye was born abt 1875 in Vermilion Co., IL. Her father deserted the family in 1877 when she was about age 2. She is listed with her mother on the 1880 census of Carroll Twp., Vermilion Co., IL as Jennie E., age 5. Jennie married Jonathan Boggs about 1895 and they had at least one daughter named Norma, born after 1900. One of John S. Dye's pension records is an affadavit submitted to the pension office on May 25, 1900 by Jonathan Boggs of Danville, a Police Officer. It states that Mahettable Dye lives with a married daughter, has no income or property, has never remarried, and is dependant on her children for support. John & Juanita Boggs are living in Danville Twp., Vermilion Co., IL with mother-in-law Hettie on the census taken June 1, 1900. I do not know where or when Jennie E. Dye Boggs died but it was before May 1941. She is not listed in May 1941 on her brother's obit as being one of his 3 surviving sisters at that time. I have not found the family on the 1920 or 1930 censuses at this time.
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Second marriage:

Pension Record 6

John Samuel Dye married Minerva Carnes Ivey on September 5, 1881 in Freedonia, Wilson Kansas. Minerva had at least two daughters from her previous marriage to William Calvin Ivey, and she and John Samuel had at least 4 more children. The family is listed on the 1885 census of Wichita, Sedgwick Kansas. Pension documents list him as living in Fall River, Greenwood, Kansas on April 27, 1891 and in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas on June 14, 1892. Minerva is listed as head of household with the children on the 1895 census of Fall River, Greenwood Kansas. John Samuel Dye died on January 04, 1900 in Homestead Twp, Blaine Co., Oklahoma. June 4, 1900 - Declaration for Dependent Widow's Pension. Minerva Dye, age 45, appeared in court to state that she was married under the name of Minerva Carnes to John S. Dye on Sept. 5, 1881 in Freedonia, Wilson, KS by W. H. Harton, J.P. States that Minerva had been previously married and divorced. Minerva states that she has three children by him under the age of 16: twins Essie B. and Bessie B. Dye, born Jan. 22, 1885, and Jay R. Dye, born Feb. 1889. States that she is a resident of Homestead Township, Blaine Co., Territory of Oklahoma, and that John S. Dye died in Blaine Co., Terr. of OK on Jan. 4, 1900. Vouched for by R.J. Philpott and D.W. Kennedy, both residents of Homestead Township, Blaine, OK who both state they have known Minerva 4 years. Mahettable Dye also submitted an affadavit that John Samuel Dye had deserted her and that they had not divorced, and the pension was awarded to Mahettable.

Children of John Samuel Dye & Minerva Carnes:

Blanche Dye Blanche Dye was born about 1883 in Kansas. She is listed with her parents at age 2 on the 1885 census of Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas. Her father is listed on pension documents as living in Fall River, Greenwood, Kansas on April 27, 1891, and in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas on June 14, 1892. Blanche is listed at age 12 with her mother as head of household on the 1895 census of Fall River, Greenwood, Kansas. Her father died Jan. 4, 1900 in Homestead, Blaine, Oklahoma. Blanche married Hiram G. Phelps about 1900, probably in Kansas or Oklahoma. They are listed on the 1900 census of Homestead Twp., Blaine Co., Oklahoma in the household next to her mother and siblings. Hiram probably died sometime between 1902-1910. Blanche is listed as widowed and head of household on the 1910 census of Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas with her son and twin sisters in the household. She is listed as divorced and living with divorced half-sister Hattie (Ivey) Yazel on the 1920 census of Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas. Blanche Dye Phelps died sometime after 1920, probably in Kansas, but that is not for sure.
Essie B. DyeEssie B. Dye was born Jan 22, 1885 in Kansas. Essie and her twin sister Bessie are both listed at age 5 months with their parents on the 1885 state census of Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas. Her father is listed on pension documents as living in Fall River, Greenwood, Kansas on April 27, 1891, and in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas on June 14, 1892. Essie is listed at age 10 with her mother as head of household on the 1895 census of Fall River, Greenwood, Kansas. Her father died Jan. 4, 1900, a few weeks before her 15th birthday. Essie is listed at age 15 with her mother on the 1900 census of Homestead Twp., Blaine Co., OK. She is listed at age 24 in the household of her widowed sister Blanche Dye Phelps. I do not find her on any census records after 1910, but she may have married. Essie B. Dye died sometime after 1910, probably in Kansas, but that is not for sure.
Bessie E. DyeBessie B. Dye was born Jan 22, 1885 in Kansas. Essie and her twin sister Bessie are both listed at age 5 months with their parents on the 1885 state census of Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas. Her father is listed on pension documents as living in Fall River, Greenwood, Kansas on April 27, 1891, and in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas on June 14, 1892. Bessie is listed at age 10 with her mother as head of household on the 1895 census of Fall River, Greenwood, Kansas. Her father died Jan. 4, 1900, a few weeks before her 15th birthday. She is listed at age 15 with her mother on the 1900 census of Homestead Twp., Blaine Co., OK. She is listed at age 24 in the household of her widowed sister Blanche Dye Phelps. I do not find her on any census records after 1910, but she may have married. Bessie E. Dye died sometime after 1910, probably in Kansas but that is not for sure.
Jay R. DyeJay R. Dye was born Feb 1, 1889 in Kansas. Her father is listed on pension documents as living in Fall River, Greenwood, Kansas on April 27, 1891, and in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas on June 14, 1892. Jay is listed at age 6 with his mother as head of household on the 1895 census of Fall River, Greenwood, Kansas. His father died Jan. 4, 1900, when Jay was age 11. He is listed at age 11 with his mother on the 1900 census of Homestead Twp., Blaine Co., OK. Jay married Asenath "Sena" Lobdell on November 18, 1908 in Sedgwick, Co., Kansas. (Her name is mistakenly listed as "Lena" on some records.) I have not found any records of any children for this marriage. Jay & Sena are listed on the 1910 census of Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS, listed as Lodgers in the household of Wm. J. Marshall. They moved from Kansas to California sometime between 1910 to 1920, and they are listed on the 1920 census of Chico, Butte Co., CA. Jay's occupation at that time was Gauger, Match Factory. They are listed on the 1930 census of Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA, with Jay's occupation listed as Shipping Clerk, Dept. Store, and Sena's occupation listed as Bookkeeper, Bank. Jay R. Dye died Sept 22, 1961 in Los Angeles Co., CA. The California Death Index at www.Rootsweb.com lists his mother's maiden name is listed as Carnes. Sena died on January 15, 1970 in California.
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