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Kenneth Dye was born on May 18, 1757 in South Plainfield, Middlesex Co., New Jersey. He was the son of William Dye & Margaret Anderson. William was a Revolutionary War veteran.
Jane Vanderbeck born on May 15, 1765, in probably NJ. She was the daughter of Unknown Parents

THE FAMILY OF KENNETH DYE & JANE VANDERBECK

Kenneth Dye & Jane VanderbeckKenneth Dye & Jane Vanderbeck were married about 1780 in New Jersey, and census records indicate that they had 14 children. Kenneth is listed on tax lists for South Amboy, Middlesex Co., NJ in 1780, 1782, 1783 & 1784. The family emigrated from Middlesex Co., NJ to Mason Co., KY sometime between 1788 to 1793. Kenneth's brothers John & William also emigrated to Kentucky. Kenneth is listed in land records in Mason Co., KY in 1800, 1801 & 1803. The family is listed on the 1810 of census Mason Co., KY. Jane died sometime before September 1815; Kenneth remarried his widowed sister-in-law Phebe Mounteer Dye on Sept 18, 1815 in Mason Co., KY. Kenneth wrote his last will & testament on March 15, 1817 & died the same day. In his will he lists all of his children, and leaves each something. Kenneth died on March 15, 1817 in Mason Co., KY. There was an estate sale after Kenneth's death; see the notes I have on him for a list of people who bought things from his estate.
Notes for Kenneth Dye
Notes for Jane Vanderbeck
Marriage record Kenneth Dye & Phebe Mounteer Dye

The Children of Kenneth Dye & Jane Vanderbeck

Peter DyePeter Dye was born on April 11, 1782 in South Amboy, Middlesex Co., NJ. His parents emigrated from New Jersey to Mason Co., KY between 1788 to 1793, when he was 6 to 11 years old. Peter married his first cousin Abigail Dye on April 20, 1805 in Mason Co., KY. At the time of their marriage, Abigail had an illigitemate daughter from a previous relationship named Eliza. Peter & Abigail had at least 4 sons, and early census records indicate they may have had one more son and also another daughter whose names I have not discovered at this time. The family is listed on the 1810 & 1820 censuses of Fleming Co., KY, which is next to Mason Co., KY. Peter is listed as an heir in the will of his father's will that was dated March 15, 1817. Peter died in 1822 & Abigail died in 1825. At the time of Abigail's death, the children ranged in age from 3 to 18. Child of Abigail Dye & Unknown is: Eliza (1803). Children of Peter & Abigail Dye are: Lawrence (1807), Unknown Son (1810-1820), Unknown Daughter (1810-1820), Kenneth (1812), Nehemiah (1816) & John (1818).
The Family of Peter Dye & Abigail Dye
Notes for Peter Dye
William DyeWilliam Dye was born on April 11, 1784 in South Amboy, Middlesex Co., NJ. His parents emigrated from New Jersey to Mason Co., KY between 1788 to 1793, when he was 4 to 9 years old. William married Charlotte Wells Shotwell Wood on February 02, 1805 in Mason Co., KY. Charlotte was the widow of Abraham Wood; she was also the sister of John Shotwell & Nathan Shotwell who married two of William's sisters. I do not know the names of any children of William & Charlotte. There are two households on the 1810 census of Mason Co., KY headed by William Dye that are in the right age range - one has 2 daughters, and the other has 4 sons and 3 daughters. As William & Charlotte had only been married 5 years, I think the household with 2 children is the most likely, unless Charlotte had children from her previous marriage to Abraham Wood. William is listed as an heir in his father's will that was dated March 15, 1817. I do not have any records for him after that. William Dye died sometime after 1817, probably in Mason Co., KY but that is not for sure.
Notes for William Dye
Rachel Dye

Rachel Dye was born on September 10, 1785 in South Amboy, Middlesex Co., NJ. Her parents emigrated from New Jersey to Mason Co., KY between 1788 to 1793, when she was 3 to 8 years old. Rachel married John Shotwell on March 01, 1803 in Mason Co., KY, and they had 2 children. Rachel died on October 01, 1808 in Mayslick, Mason Co., KY. She is listed as being deceased in her father's will that was dated March 15, 1817, with 2 children that would split her portion of the inheritance. After Rachel's death, John married Sarah "Sally" Burroughs and had 5 more children. John died on July 03, 1824 in Mays Lick, Mason Co., KY. Children of John Shotwell & Rachel Dye are Ann (1805) & Lorena (1806).
Notes for Rachel Dye Shotwell

Phoebe DyePhoebe Dye was born on May 2, 1788 in South Amboy, Middlesex Co., NJ. Her parents emigrated from New Jersey to Mason Co., KY between 1788 to 1793, when she was 1 to 6 years old. Phoebe married Charles Maxfield/Moorfield on February 20, 1805 in Mason Co., KY. Phoebe was married second to Elijah Bassett on October 16, 1813. Her name on the marriage record is listed as Phoebe Dye, and her father Kenneth was bondsman. Phoebe & Elijah had at least 7 children. Phoebe is listed as an heir in her father's will that was dated March 15, 1817. Elijah Bassett is listed as head of household on the August 7, 1820 census of Mason Co., Kentucky. Based on birthplaces of their children, Phoebe & Elijah moved with their family from Kentucky to Indiana sometime between 1820-1823. The family is listed on the 1830 census of Daviess Co., Indiana. Elijah died in Daviess Co., Indiana on August 22, 1835, and Phoebe died 9 days later. Phoebe Dye Maxfield Bassett died on August 31, 1835 in Daviess Co., Indiana. Phoebe & Elijah are buried in the Veale Creek Cemetery, Daviess Co., Indiana. Children of Phoebe Dye & Elijah Bassett are Melville (1816), Jane (1818), Hiram (1820), Alfred (1823), Kenneth (1826), Milton (1829) & Elijah.
Notes for Phoebe Dye Maxfield Bassett
Margaret DyeMargaret Dye was born on about 1789 in South Amboy, Middlesex Co., NJ or Mason Co., KY. Her parents emigrated from New Jersey to Mason Co., KY between 1788 to 1793, (by the time she was 4 years old.) Margaret married Nathan Shotwell on January 13, 1806 in Mason Co., KY; the IGI on www.familysearch.com lists Margaret's name as Grover for some unknown reason. Nathan & Margaret are listed on the 1810 census of Mason Co., KY with 2 sons under age 10 and another unidentified male in the household age 16 to 25. Margaret Dye Shotwell died sometime between 1810 to 1817. She is listed as being deceased in her father's will that was dated March 15, 1817, with children that would split her portion of the inheritance. In 1820 Nathan Shotwell has a female in the household of an age to be a second wife, and there are 4 young males and 3 young females in the household, but I do not know how many of these children were from his marriage to Margaret Dye.
Notes for Margaret Dye Shotwell
James DyeJames Dye was born about 1791 in South Amboy, Middlesex Co., NJ or Mason Co., KY. His parents emigrated from New Jersey to Mason Co., KY between 1788 to 1793, (by the time he was 2 years old.) He is listed as an heir in his father's will that was dated March 15, 1817. I do not have any further information for him. James Dye died sometime after 1817, but I don't know when or where.
Notes for James Dye
Martha "Patsey" DyeMartha "Patsey" Dye was born on May 7, 1792 in South Amboy, Middlesex Co., NJ. Her parents emigrated from New Jersey to Mason Co., KY between 1788 to 1793, (by the time she was 1 year old.) Patsey married George Burroughs on January 08, 1810 in Mason Co., KY, and they had at least two children. Martha "Patsey" Dye Burroughs died in 1813. She is listed as being deceased in her father's will that was dated March 15, 1817, with children that would split her portion of the inheritance. After Patsey's death, George remarried twice more; to Harriet Beall in 1815, and to Rebecca Beverly about 1820.
Notes for Martha "Patsey" Dye Burroughs
Unknown Daughter DyeUnknown Daughter Dye was born about 1795 in Mason Co., Kentucky. There is a female who could be this daughter, age 15, in the household of Kenneth Dye on the 1810 census of Mason Co., Kentucky. I believe this is an unknown daughter, and not Martha "Patsey" Dye because Patsey married George Burroughs on January 8, 1810. Unknown Daughter Dye died sometime between 1810-1817, probably in Mason Co., Kentucky. She is not listed as a child or a deceased child with heirs in the will of his father Kenneth, which was written on March 15, 1817.
David Dye

David Dye was born on February 9, 1797 in Mason Co., KY. There is a male who could be David, age 13, in the household of Kenith Dye on the 1810 census of Mason Co., KY. David married Susannah Burroughs on March 18, 1816 in Mason Co., KY; both were about age 19 at the time of the marriage. David's father died in 1817 when he was age 20. He is listed as an heir in his father's will that was dated March 15, 1817. David & Susannah had at least 3 children, and census records indicate as many as 5. The family is listed on the 1820 census of Mason Co., KY. Susannah died on Aug 12, 1822 at age 25. David remarried Nancy Patterson on November 25, 1822 in Mason Co., KY and they had at least 3 children. Nancy was the niece of David's first wife, Susannah Burroughs. David & Nancy are listed on the 1830, 1840, 1850 & 1860 censuses of District 2 Mason Co., KY. David died on May 07, 1866 in Mason Co., KY. Nancy is listed on the 1870 census of Mays Lick, Mason Co., KY, living in the home of married son Hiram. Nancy died on November 28, 1877 in Mason Co., KY. David, Susannah & Nancy are all buried in a Baptist Cemetery in Mays Lick, Mason Co., KY. Children of David Dye & Susannah Burroughs are Margaret (1816-1820), Maddison (1818) & Martha Ann (1820). Children of David Dye & Nancy Patterson are: Hiram (1824), & Mary Ellen (1825).
Notes for David Dye

Unknown Son Dye #1Unknown Son Dye #1 was born 1801-1810 in Mason Co., Kentucky. He is one of the four males age 0-9 listed in the household of Kenneth Dye on the 1810 census of Mason Co., Kentucky. Unknown Son Dye #1 died sometime between 1810-1817, probably in Mason Co., Kentucky. He is not listed as a child or a deceased child with heirs in the will of his father Kenneth, which was written on March 15, 1817.
Unknown Son Dye #2Unknown Son Dye #2 was born 1801-1810 in Mason Co., Kentucky. He is one of the four males age 0-9 listed in the household of Kenneth Dye on the 1810 census of Mason Co., Kentucky. Unknown Son Dye #2 died sometime between 1810-1817, probably in Mason Co., Kentucky. He is not listed as a child or a deceased child with heirs in the will of his father Kenneth, which was written on March 15, 1817.
Kenneth DyeKenneth Dye Jr. was born on October 26, 1804 in Mason Co., KY. His father died in 1817 when he was age 12. Kenneth is listed as an heir in his father's will that was dated March 15, 1817. In the will Kenneth Sr. states "It is my desire that my sons Hiram & Kenneth be put to trades, such as they may choose, & I do here by appoint my friend Jonathan Ross executor to this my last will & testament, also guardians to all my children under age." I'm not sure where Kenneth lived after his father's death, but at some time between 1817 to 1827 he moved from Kentucky to Indiana. Kenneth married Juliana Vantrease on December 29, 1827 in Daviess Co., Indiana and they had at least 7 children. Juliana was the daughter of Emanuel Vantrease, and she was first cousin to James Frederick VanTrease. Kenneth died on August 1849 in Washington, Daviess Co., IN. Juliana is listed with the children on the 1850 census of Washington, Daviess Co., IN. Children of Kenneth Dye & Juliana Vantrease are Hiram (1828), William (1832), Martha (1837), Kenneth (1839), Samuel (1841), Ophelia (1842) & Matilda (1848).
Notes for Kenneth Dye Jr.
Jane DyeJane Dye was born about 1807 in Mason Co., KY. Her father died in 1817 when she was about age 10. She is listed as an heir in her father's will that was dated March 15, 1817. The will appointed Jonathan Ross as the guardian of Kenneth's children who were not age 21. Jane married Thomas Hook on December 5, 1830 in Mason Co., KY and they had 5 children. Based on birthplaces of their children, they had moved from Kentucky to Indiana by 1832. The family is listed on the 1840 census of Daviess Co., Indiana. Jane Dye Hook died in 1844, probably in Indiana. Her husband Thomas died in 1846. In 1850, 3 of the children were living with Jno & Sarah Hook iin Bloomington, Monroe Co., Indiana. Children of Jane Dye & Thomas Hook are: Unknown Son (1830-1840), Emily (1832), William (1835), Charlotte (1840) & Sarah (1843).
Notes for Jane Dye
Hiram DyeHiram Dye was born on April 13, 1807 in Mason Co., KY. His father died in 1817 when he was age 9. He is listed as an heir in his father's will that was dated March 15, 1817. In the will Kenneth Sr. states "It is my desire that my sons Hiram & Kenneth be put to trades, such as they may choose, & I do here by appoint my friend Jonathan Ross executor to this my last will & testament, also guardians to all my children under age." I do not know where Hiram lived after his father's death, and I have no further information about him. Hiram Dye died sometime after 1817, but I don't know when or where.
Notes for Hiram Dye