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Notes for Joseph Dye

The Family of John Lawrence Dye & Anna Moore (Brown?)

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Joseph Dey, Son of John Laurens Dey
Joseph Dye - born in 1728 in Middlesex County, New Jersey and died on March 16, 1793. His will was proved on February 14, 1805.

He lived "southward of the City of Perth Amboy" - in the vicinity of the Old Church Farm. He married (1) Margaret Wiley (no children) and (2) Martha Wiley: Joseph and Martha had 8 children.

His will also notes a granddaughter "Mroth" (?) Vanderbeck. [Clearly, one of his daughters married an Vanderbeck.]

The witness was Catherine Perrine

The will of his son John Dey dated October 1, 1815 also mentions his sister Pheby Dey


The children mentioned in his Will are as follows:

Catherine Dey

Pheby Dey [Phoebe or Phebe] was born on October 18, 1743 in Middlesex County, New Jersey and she died after August 20, 1831. Pheby married Peter Covenhoven - his brothers served with Ezekiel Dye(Dey) in Captain Nixon's Troop of Light Horse in the Revolutionary War. Her son, John Covenhoven, married Lydia Duncan, the daughter of Anne Dye, the daughter of William Dey, Joseph's brother.

Martha Dey

Anne Dey

Joseph Dey

Vincent

John Dey

William Dey

Application for Revolutionary War Pension of William Dey
William Dey married Margaret Perrine, daughter of Captain Peter and Sarah (Scanlon) Perrine. She applied for his pension on September 23, 1837 at Middlesex County, New Jersey. Carolyn G. Depp provided a copy of the abstract of this application for a service mans benefits:

"William DEY or William DYE, wife Margaret, #W913, New Jersey line. Soldier died 19 Dec 1823. Widow applied 23 Sep 1837 at Middlesex Co, NJ, aged 77, a resident of South Amboy twp, NJ. Soldier and widow had married 9 Aug 1778 at Cranbery [sic] NJ and soldier appeared to have lived there at enlistment. Family records submitted: Soldier was a son of Joseph & Martha DEY and he married Margaret, daughter of Peter & Sarah PERRINE. Children were: Sarah, b. 25 June 1779 & she died 1 Apr 1782; Seth, b. 7 Jan 1781 & he died 19 Feb 1829; Sarah 2nd, b. 24 Oct 1782; Lewis, b. 25 Sep 1784; Peter, b. 10 Mar 1786 & he died 7 Apr 1830; Martha b. 18 Jan 1789; Catherine, b. 16 Aug 1792; Gilbert, b. 10 Jan 1795 & William, b. 28 Aug 1797. Also shown were: Soldier died 19 Dec 1823, aged 69 yrs, 1 mnth, 19 days. Soldier's mother Marther [sic] was born 28 Jun 1718 & she died 17 Feb 1769. Famson [sic] Vanderbeck died 22 Mar 1774, aged 22 of her age; Seth DYE died 7 Oct 1779, aged 22. Magret [sic] DYE, 2nd wife of soldier's father, died 30 Nov 1788. One Joseph MOUNT referrred to widow's father as Capt. Peter PERRINE & he also referred to a "Capt. DEY"."

At least two other children of Joseph Dey married children of Captain Peter Perrine. This is being researched.

Above taken from "Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files", p965.


Thanks to Tom Robertshaw for the information on Joseph.

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ID: I922
Name: Joseph DEY
Given Name: Joseph
Surname: Dey
Sex: M
Birth: 1723/1728 in Staten Island,New York,New York
Death: BEF 14 FEB 1805 in Perth Amboy,Middlesex,New Jersey
Reference Number: 1c8r
Note:
Tax; 14 Dec 1752, the sherriff counted freeholders (land owners) of Middlesex County; William Dye, James Dye, Joseph Dye, John Dye, Vincent Dye are listed for Amboy Twp.

The will abstract of Joseph Dye, found in the NJ Archives, Colonial Documents Calendar of Wills, states that he had a daughter Catherine, Pheby, Martha, Ann, Joseph, Vincent, John, and William. W.d. 16 Mar 1793, w.p. 14 Feb 1805. There is no indication as to his parents. Since Jamzon (or James?) is not named it is assumed he had already died.

"Dye Collection: Dye Family of America" by John F. Dye, p1 [FHL #213,040]
Extract rec'd by corr from Mrs. Janace Cole, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Includes transcript of father's will, proved 8 Mar 1751.

"History of the Treman, Tremaine, Truman Family (incl desc of Richard DEY of
NYC)" by Ebenezer Mack Treman & Murray E. Poole [Ithaca Democrat Press: 1901], p839. This source is known to have some errors. One daughter, according to Tremaine Family Hist., says " either Phebe, Martha or Catherine" married Daniel DEY (which Daniel?)

!Letter to John DYE dated 31 Oct 1941 from Mrs. Laura VanDerveer Connover
Regent of Manalapan DAR Chapter, Freehold, NJ. Included in: "Dye Collection:
Dye Family of America" by John F. Dye (Columbus, OH). FHL #213,040

!Father's (John Dey) will dated 1 Oct 1750 and proved 8 Mar 1750/51 [Liber E, p496] Documents rel to Colonial History of State of NJ, 1st Series, Vol 30:
"Calendar of NJ Wills," Vol II (1730-1750), by William Nelson, Part 1,
p142. Executors: sons John and William DEY & son-in-law Lawrence DEY

Births; children of Joseph Dey by both of his wives; Family Bible; extracted from the original by Luther M. Dey 0n 22 Feb 1897;"The Bible was printed in 1791, which is the same year of John's marriage to Rebecca. The book has been well preserved. The first paragraph, begiining "John Dye, son of Joseph Dey and Martha Dye," is found written on a slip of writing paper pasted on the inside front cover of the Bible. The original entry, says Mrs. Grover, was cut out for record in obtaining a pension. John Dey was captain, 2nd Battallion of Middlesex County, NJ., commanded by John Nielson, Rev. War (see letter of Laura M. Dey, February 27, 1897.)"
Change Date: 21 JUL 2002 at 22:12:46

Father: JOHN Laurens DEY b: 1687 in Staten Island,Richmond,New York
Mother: Ann BROWN b: approx. 1688 in New Jersey
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Marriage 1 Martha HOLMAN b: 25 JUN 1718
Married: approx 1745 in of Perth Amboy,Middlesex,New Jersey
Children
Catherine DEY b: CAL 1746 in of Perth Amboy,Middlesex,New Jersey
Phoebe DEY b: 18 NOV 1747 in New Jersey
Joseph DEY b: 4 JUL 1749 in of Perth Amboy,Middlesex,New Jersey
Famson DEY b: 1752 in ,Middlesex,NJ
John DEY b: 23 AUG 1753 in of Perth Amboy,Middlesex,New Jersey
William DEY b: 31 OCT 1754 in of Perth Amboy or Heightstown,Middlesex,New Jersey
Martha DEY b: 3 SEP 1756 in of Perth Amboy,Middlesex,New Jersey
Seth DEY b: 13 MAY 1758 in New Jersey

Marriage 2 Margaret WILEY
Married: AFT 1769 in Middlesex,New Jersey
Children
Vincent DEY b: 25 OCT 1772 in of Perth Amboy,Middlesex,New Jersey
Tammy DEY b: 3 NOV 1775 in of Perth Amboy,Middlesex,New Jersey

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ID: I930
Name: Martha HOLMAN
Given Name: Martha
Surname: Holman
Sex: F
Birth: 25 JUN 1718
Death: 17 FEB 1769 in of Perth Amboy,Middlesex,NJ
Reference Number: 1c8r
Note:
Birth-Death; Martha Holman; from the William Dye-Margaret Perrine Family Bible; "Martha Holman was bornd June the 25th in the year of our Lord 1718." Mother Dye the wife of Joseph Dye departed this life the 17 day of February in 51th year of her age in the year of our Lord 1769."

!Some of children listed may actually be those of his second wife, Margaret

"This Old Monmouth of Ours", p. 184; "Joseph Holman, son of Robert, above, was of Upper Freehold, where hedied about 1741. The name of his wife was Thomasen. His children were: Joseph who married Grace....and died before his father; Aaron; John; and Richard, a weaver; Francis, of Middletown and of New Brunswick, who had a son, Daniel, born 1746; Thamy, wo married Robert Gravatt; martha; Mary; and, Phoebe."
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Father: Joseph HOLMAN
Mother: Thamsen
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Marriage 1 Joseph DEY b: 1723/1728 in Staten Island,New York,New York
Married: approx 1745 in of Perth Amboy,Middlesex,New Jersey
Children
Catherine DEY b: CAL 1746 in of Perth Amboy,Middlesex,New Jersey
Phoebe DEY b: 18 NOV 1747 in New Jersey
Joseph DEY b: 4 JUL 1749 in of Perth Amboy,Middlesex,New Jersey
Famson DEY b: 1752 in ,Middlesex,NJ
John DEY b: 23 AUG 1753 in of Perth Amboy,Middlesex,New Jersey
William DEY b: 31 OCT 1754 in of Perth Amboy or Heightstown,Middlesex,New Jersey
Martha DEY b: 3 SEP 1756 in of Perth Amboy,Middlesex,New Jersey
Seth DEY b: 13 MAY 1758 in New Jersey
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ID: I929
Name: Margaret WILEY
Given Name: Margaret
Surname: Wiley
Sex: F
Death: 30 NOV 1788 in of Perth Amboy,Middlesex,NJ
Note: Death; Margaret Dye the second wife of Joseph Dye departed this life on 30 day of November in the year of our Lord 1788; William Dye-Margaret Perrine Family Bible.
Change Date: 21 JUL 2002 at 22:12:59

Marriage 1 Joseph DEY b: 1723/1728 in Staten Island,New York,New York
Married: AFT 1769 in Middlesex,New Jersey
Children
Vincent DEY b: 25 OCT 1772 in of Perth Amboy,Middlesex,New Jersey
Tammy DEY b: 3 NOV 1775 in of Perth Amboy,Middlesex,New Jersey