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Peter Dye was born on April 11, 1782 in South Amboy, Middlesex Co., NJ. He was the son of Kenneth Dye & Jane Vanderbeck
Abigail Dye was born on February 17, 1785 in Middlesex Co., NJ. She was the daughter of William Dye & Phebe Mountere
Peter & Abigail were first cousins (their father's were brothers). When they were both widowed, Kenneth Dye married Phebe Mountere Dye,

THE FAMILY OF PETER DYE & ABIGAIL DYE

Peter Dye & Abigail DyePeter Dye & Abigail Dye were married on April 20, 1805 in Mason Co., Kentucky. 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 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., Kentucky, which is next to Mason Co., Kentucky. Peter Dye died in 1822 in Fleming Co., Kentucky. At the time of his death, Abigail had children ranging in age from newborn to 15. Abigail was married second to Zephaniah White on May 28, 1824 in Fleming Co., Kentucky. Zephaniah had previously been married to Cassandra Vantreese Luman. Peter & Abigail's son Lawrence married Mary Ann Vantreese/VanTrease in 1825, relation to Cassandra unknown, although Frederick Vantreese was a bondsman when Zephaniah and Cassandra married, and that is the name of Mary Ann's father and grandfather both. Abigail Dye Dye White died after 1824, probably in Fleming Co., Kentucky.
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Child of Abigail Dye & Unknown, adopted by Peter Dye:

Eliza DyeEliza Dye was born on June 2, 1803, in Mason Co., Kentucky. Her mother Abigail was unmarried at that time, and father is unknown. In a book of memoirs written by Daniel Drake, he recounts visits to (Abigail's father William Dye) "Old Billy Dye's" house, which he says was "one of the fashionable places of resort for the young people of the neighborhood." The account by Dr. Drake is uncomplimentary, stating that "Old Billy" beat his slaves, and that his sons drank and his daughters were a disgrace to him. As Abigail had a child out of wedlock before marrying her first cousin Peter in 1805, possibly she is the daughter referred to. Eliza's mother Abigail married Peter Dye on April 25, 1805, a few months before Eliza turned age two, and Peter raised her as one of his own children as far as I can tell. In the household of Peter Dye on the 1810 census of Fleming Co., Kentucky there is a female age 10-15 who is probably Eliza, although if I have the correct birthdate for her she was only age 7. Eliza was a favorite of her grandmother, Phebe Mounteer Dye, and in Phebe's will in 1818 she names Eliza first in her list of heirs. "First, I give to my Granddaughter Eliza Dye a bed and bedding, bedstead and curtains, one Bureau and one trunk together with all the property that shall be in it at my decease, half dozen chairs, one kitchen table and one Breakfast table, two pots and a teakettle, one set of silver teaspoons and one set teaware such as pots, cups and saucers. Also one set of knives and forks, plates and dishes, one set of commonsp (?), one cow and calf and seventy dollars in money." There is a daughter age 10-16 in the household of Peter Dye on the 1820 census of Fleming County, Kentucky who is probably Eliza, age 16 or 17. Eliza's father Peter Dye died in 1822. Eliza married David Jones on May 30, 1823 in Mason Co., Kentucky. I believe this was Jonathan David Jones, who was born November 2, 1802 in Fleming Co., Kentucky. I believe the family is listed on the 1830 census of Fleming Co., Kentucky under the name Jonathan Jones. On this census there is a male and female age 20-29 who could be Jonathan David and Eliza, both age 27. In additon there is a female age 5-9 and a female age 0-5, who would be unknown daughters. There is also a female age 70-79 that is probably a relation of Jonathan David or Eliza. Eliza's mother Abigail was married second to Zephaniah White in 1824, but I do not find them in 1830. If Abigail is the older woman living with Jonathan David and Eliza in 1830 the age would be an error as she would only have been age 45 in 1830. I have not found the family in 1840, but on May 28, 1843, Jonathan David Jones was married second to Nancy P. Lankford/Langford in Buchanan Co., Missouri. At the time of this marriage, Jonathan David was age 40 and Nancy was age 16. They had 11 children, born between 1844-1865, and lived in Buchanan & Nodaway counties in Missouri before moving to Sumner, Sumner Co, Kansas. I assume that Eliza Dye Jones died sometime after 1830 and before 1843 in Kentucky or Missouri. I don't know if they had more children, or what happened to the two unknown daughters indicated on the 1830 census.

The Children of Peter Dye & Abigail Dye:

Lawrence DyeLawrence Dye was born about 1807 in Mason or Fleming Co., Kentucky. He is living with his parents on the 1810 & 1820 censuses of Fleming Co., Kentucky. His father died in 1822 when he was about age 15, and his mother died in 1825 when he was about age 18. Lawrence married Mary Ann VanTrease on Jan. 20, 1825 in Fleming Co., Kentucky, and they had 9 children. The family is listed on the 1830 census of Fleming Co., Kentucky. Lawrence fell into debt about 1837 and went to South Carolina & Georgia between 1837-1841 to earn some money. On the 1840 census, Mary Ann is listed as the head of household with the children in Fleming Co., Kentucky. While Lawrence was gone the court awarded his property to his debtors, and he emigrated with his family in 1841 to Vermilion Co., Illinois. The family is listed on the 1850 census of District 21, Vermilion Co., Illinois, and on the 1860 census of Elwood Twp., Vermilion Co., Illinois. In July of 1862, Lawrence enlisted on the Union side in the Civil War - he was about age 56. The tours of duty were hard on him, and he became ill and never fully recovered. Mary Ann VanTrease Dye died in 1865 in Vermilion Co., Illinois. Lawrence is listed on the 1870 census of Elwood Twp., Vermilion Co., Illinois, age 63 and living alone. Lawrence remarried Delilah Mills Ritter Creitzer March 17, 1871 in Vermilion Co., Illinois. It was the second marriage for Lawrence, and the third marriage for Delilah. Delilah was the daughter of Levi Mills & Mary "Polly" O'Bryant. Delilah had at least 5 children from her marriage to John Ritter, and Lawrence & Delilah had 4 more children. Lawrence died Sept 7, 1879 in Vermilion Co., Illinois. When I wrote the state of Illinois for his death certificate I was told they did not have one - the doctor who treated him stated in an affadavit in his pension file that he treated Lawrence for free due to his extreme poverty so he did not keep any records of his death. Delilah married twice more after Lawrence's death, and she died sometime before June 4, 1892 and probably before 1891.
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Unknown Daughter DyeUnknown Daughter Dye was born between 1810-1820 in Kentucky. There is a female age 0-9 who is this daughter in the household of Peter Dye on the 1820 census of Mount Carmel, Fleming, Kentucky. Her father died in 1822 when she was age 2-11. Her mother died in 1825 when she was age 5-14. This daughter is possibly the Mary F. Dye who married John W. Selby in Mason Co., Kentucky in 1840 OR the Catherine Dye who married Elias Browning in Mason Co., Kentucky in 1844, but that is not for sure.
Unknown Son DyeUnknown Son Dye was probably born between 1816-1820 in Kentucky. There is a male age 0-9 who is this son in the household of Peter Dye on the 1820 census of Mount Carmel, Fleming, Kentucky. His father died in 1822 and his mother died in 1825. He is probably the unknown male, age 10-14, who is listed in the household of his brother Lawrence Dye on the 1830 census of Fleming Co., Kentucky. This son is possibly the Thomas Dye who married Elizabeth Graham in Mason Co., Kentucky in 1837, but that is not for sure. There is not a male in Lawrence's household in 1840 the age to be this brother.
Kenneth DyeKenneth Dye was born on April 29, 1812 in Mason Co., Kentucky. He is living with his parents on the 1820 census of Fleming Co,. Kentucky. His father died in 1822 when he was about age 10, and his mother died in 1825 when he was about age 13. I have not found him at this time on the 1830 census, but he emigrated at some time from Kentucky to Missouri. Kenneth married Martha Ann Burroughs in 1838 in Pike Co., Missouri and they had 9 children. There is a household headed by Kenneth Dye on the 1840 census of Pike Co., MO. The family is listed on the 1850 census of Peno, Pike Co., Missouri. They are listed on the 1860 census of Indian Twp., Pike Co., Missouri. They moved from Pike County to Audrain Co., Missouri sometime between 1860 to 1870, and they are listed on the 1870 census of Cuivre, Audrain Co., MO. Kenneth Dye died on May 16, 1878 in Audrain Co., MO. Martha is listed as widowed on the 1880 census of Cuivre, Audrain, Missouri. Martha Ann Burroughs Dye died on January 13, 1884 in Vandalia, Audrain, Missouri.
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Nehemiah DyeNehemiah Dye was born February 29, 1816 in Mason Co., KY. He is living with his parents on the 1820 census of Fleming Co,. KY. His father died in 1822 when he was about age 6, and his mother died in 1825 when he was about age 9. I'm not sure where he lived after his mother's death as his grandparents were also all deceased; probably with one of his uncles & aunts in Mason Co., KY. I have not found him the 1830 or 1840 census at this time. Nehemiah married Rebecca Ellen Chandler on November 04, 1848 in Mason Co., KY and they had 10 children. They moved from Kentucky to Illinois sometime between 1840 to 1850, possibly in 1841 when Nehemiah's brother Lawrence moved with his family. Nehemiah & Rebecca are listed with their children on the 1850 & 1855 censuses of District 21, Vermilion Co., IL and on the 1860 census of Georgetown, Vermilion Co, IL. They are listed on the 1865 state census of Carroll, Vermilion, Illinois. The family moved from Illinois to Kansas about 1869 based on birth places of children. The family is listed on the 1870, 1875, 1880, 1885 & 1895 censuses of Centerville, Neosho Co., KS. Rebecca died on Septembere 15, 1896 in Centerville, Neosho Co., KS. Nehemiah is age 84, listed as "father-in-law" in the household of John B. & Julia (Dye) Bennett on the 1900 census of Centerville, Neosho Co., KS. Nehemiah died on July 19, 1903 in Centerville, Neosho Co., Kansas. Nehemiah & Rebecca are both buried in the Dunkard Cemetery, Galesburg, Neosho, Kansas.
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John Dye

John Dye was born about 1818 in Mason or Fleming Co., KY. His father died in 1822 when he was about age 4, and his mother died in 1825 when he was about age 7. He probably lived with his brother Lawrence after their mother's death as there is a male the right age to be John listed with Lawrence & Mary Ann's family on the 1830 census of Fleming Co., KY. I have not found John on the 1840 census at this time. John married Mary Jane Peck on November 25, 1842 in Washington, Mason Co., KY and they had 3 children, 2 of whom lived to adulthood. The family is listed on the 1850 census of First District, Mason Co., KY. John & Mary Jane moved with their children from Kentucky to Illinois sometime between 1850 to 1854. They are listed on the 1860 census of Carroll Twp, Vermilion Co., IL. John served in the Civil War, and enlisted with his brother Lawrence in Company "C" 73rd Illinois Infantry on Aug 21, 1862. At the time of enlistement, he was a resident of Georgetown, Illinois and described as 5'8" with sandy hair, blue eyes and red complexion, 44 yrs. old, married and a farmer. John Dye contracted a disease at the Battle of Stone River, TN and he died there on December 31, 1862. John is buried in the Stones River Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee. His tombstone says Indiana, but he served in an Illinois unit, so either that is an error or I have the wrong tombstone photo for him. His widow Mary Jane (Peck) Dye remarried John Key in 1871 in Vermilion Co., IL, but he died in 1874. Mary Jane is on the 1880, 1885, 1895 & 1900 censuses of Ionia, Jewell Co., KS, living with her son Alonzo.On the 1900 census Mary Jane is listed as having 3 births with 2 surviving children. She is listed on pension documents dated April 25, 1901 as living in Ionia, Jewell Co., KS. Mary Jane died on January 10, 1903 in Ionia, Jewell Co., KS. She is buried in the Ionia Cemetery, Ionia, Jewell, Kansas. There is a very sad letter in the pension file from John's granddaughter Mildred Dye (daughter of Thomas Dye) who had found herself without income in 1939 after retiring from years of teaching school and was requesting aid as the granddaughter of a deceased veteran. The request was denied.
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