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Records for John Samuel Dye:

John S. Dye marriage Oct 21, 1858 - John Samuel Dye married Mahettable Gerrard in Vermilion Co., IL.
1860 census John S. Dye & John Gerrard 1860 census Georgetown Township, Vermilion Co., IL - John Dye, age 22. Living with wife Mahala (22) and daughter Malinda (1). Birthplace listed as Kentucky. Next door are Mahettable's parents, John & Leah (on this record listed as Sarah) Gerrard and their family.
Pension Record 1 Oct. 5, 1869 - Application for pension #147.147 for John S. Dye. States he enrolled on Aug. 8, 1862 at Georgetown, IL in Co. D, 125th Regiment Illinois. He was mustered in as a private Sept. 3, 1862 to serve "3 years, or during the war." On the muster rolls of Co. D in Sept. and Oct. 1864, he is reported to be a Corporal and to be "Wounded in the hospital at Atlanta." Roll for March & April 1865 report him "Absent wounded since Sept. 1, 1864" Mustered out at Nashville TN with an honorable discharge May 22, 1865.
Pension Record 2 Aug. 18, 1869 - says John S. Dye appeared in person before Court. Declared he was 31 years old and a resident of Vermilion Co., IL and that he was a Corporal in Co. D commanded by Geo. W. Holoway in the 125th Reg., IL. Said he was injured at Jonesboro, GA Sept. 1, 1864 to wit: "Gun Shot wound, ball fracturing the two middle fingers of right hand causing amputation of one at first joint of said fingers." Says his occupation is farming, appoints Achilles Martin as his attorney, and vouched for by Michael Fisher and John Carter of Vermilion Co., IL.
Pension Record 3 Nov. 9, 1878 - Declaration for Increase of Invalid's Pension. John S. Dye, age 41, appeared at the court of Wilson Co., KS. Stated he was a resident of Elk Co., KS, and that his PO Box was Charleston, Greenwood Co., KS, Says he was injured by a musket ball to the right hand that resulted in removal of his first 2 fingers. States that the injury to his right hand has rendered it almost worthless and disqualifies him from all kinds of manual labor on a farm. Also states he is a poor man. Vouched for by Wm. Gilson & W. M. Howard.
Pension Record 4 April 27, 1891 - Declaration for invalid's pension stating that John S. Dye is 53 years old and resides in the town of Fall River, Greenwood Co., KS. Vouched for by W.H. Tippet (who has known him 15 years) and C. H. Goodwin (who has known him 2 years), also residents of Fall River, KS.
Pension Record 5 June 14, 1892 - Declaration For An Original Disability Pension, Cert. #102.785. John S. Dye, age 55, resident of Wichita, KS, PO address 1206 E. Duglas, Wichita, KS. Repeats military info above and states permanent disabilites are: "loss of 2nd & 3rd fingers of right hand, caused from gunshot wound, resulting in injury and partial loss of use of said hand. Diabetus or Bright's disease of Kidneys resulting in injury to Spine, Disease of Heart and derangement of digestive organs & catarrh." Vouched for by E.R. Ross and T.L. Riggs, both of Wichita, KS.
    Feb. 5, 1900 - Statement that John S. Dye died Jan. 4, 1900 and dropping him from the pension rolls.
    April 5, 1900 - Letter to Minerva Dye, widow of John S. Dye, stating that she needs to submit her own affadavit, plus affadavits of two others, stating whether she or John S. Dye had been married before, and if there were previous marriages she needs to submit evidence of death or divorce for the previous spouse.
    Apr. 25, 1900 - Submitted to pension office: Affadavit by J.B. Clogston, a Notary Public of Eureka, Greenwood Co., KS. States that he is a practicing attorney, and was the lawyer in the divorce of W.C. Ivey from his wife Minerva Ivey. The divorce was granted May 17, 1880, and "no appeal was taken therefrom".
    May 25, 1900 - Submitted to pension office: Affadavit from Mahettable Dye that she is the widow of John S. Dye and claimant for his pension. States that he deserted her about August 1877 but that they were never divorced. States she is 63 years old and a resident of Vermilion Co., IL. States she lives with her children, has no means of income from any source, and no one who is legally bound to support her. There is a copy of certificate of marriage of John S. Dye and Mahettable Garrard Oct. 21, 1858 in Vermilion Co., IL. Additional affadavits: One by her brother George Garrard, age 46, of Danville, Vermilion Co., IL stating that John "deserted (Mahettable) and his children about 1877 and has never returned to her." States she has no property and no income. Second affadavit is by Jonathan Boggs of Danville, a Police Officer. States that Mahettable lives with a married daughter, has no income or property, has never remarried, and is dependant on her children for support. (Note: Jonathan Boggs is Mahettable's son in law, married to her daughter Jennie). A third affadavit by William and A. Sandusky states that they knew John S. Dye and Mahettable Garrard from their "early youth up" and that neither had been previously married.
Pension Record 6 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 Carries (Carnes?) to John S. Dye on Sept. 5, 1881 in Freedonia, 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.
    June 1, 1900 - 1900 census Ward 5 Danville Twp., Vermilion Co., IL ed 73, page 275B Sheet 1B
Household #19 431 N. Albert St. Census taken June 1, 1900
John Boggs, head, April 1867, age 33, md 5 yrs, KY/KY/KY, policeman
Juanita, wife, Feb 1878, age 23, md 5 yrs, 0 children, IL/KY/OH
Hettie, mother-in-law, Feb 1837, age 63, widowed, md. 41 yrs, 9 births, 8 surviving children, OH,KY,KY
AJ Davis, boarder, June 1855, age 45, single, IN/IN/OH, painter
    June 19, 1900 - 1900 Census Homestead Twp., Blaine Co., OK:
Household #352
Minerva Dye, head, white, female, March 1854, 46 yrs old, widowed, MO\VA\KY, Farmer
Essie Dye, daughter, white, female, Jan 1885, 15 yrs old, single, KS\KY\MO, At School
Bessie L. Dye, daughter, white, female, Jan 1885, 15 yrs old, single, KS\KY\MO, At School
Jay R. Dye, son, white, male, Feb 1889, 11 yrs old, single, KS\KY\MO, At School
   

May 26, 1904 - States death of Mahettable Dye was Oct. 5, 1903 and drops her from the pension rolls.