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Notes for Kenneth Dye

The Family of Kenneth Dye & Jane Vanderbeck

Have seen birth date listed as March 18, and also as May 17. Was one birth and the other baptism???

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DYE, KENITH OF WILLIAM
State: NJ Year: 1780
County: Middlesex County Record Type: October Tax List
Township: S Amboy Township Page: 012
Database: NJ Tax Lists Index 1772-1822

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DYE, KENNETH
State: NJ Year: 1780
County: Middlesex County Record Type: October Tax List
Township: S Amboy Township Page: 003
Database: NJ Tax Lists Index 1772-1822

DYE, KENATH
State: NJ Year: 1782
County: Middlesex County Record Type: March Tax List
Township: S Amboy Township Page: 006
Database: NJ Early Census Index

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DYE, KENATH
State: NJ Year: 1783
County: Middlesex County Record Type: October Tax List
Township: S Amboy Township Page: 006
Database: NJ Early Census Index

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DYE, KENATH
State: NJ Year: 1784
County: Middlesex County Record Type: May Tax List
Township: S Amboy Township Page: 005
Database: NJ Early Census Index

 

Will of William Dey
September 4, 1784

In the name of God Amen I William Dey of South Amboy in the County of Middlesex and State of New Jersey being of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to the almighty God for the same and calling to mind the mortality of my body doe (sic) make and ordain this to be my last will and testament and as tuching such worldly estate whearewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life - I give and bequeath and dispose of the same in amnner and form following. It is my will and I do order that in the first place all my just debts be paid.
I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Margret DEY the sum of one hundred pounds in gold and silver, my best bed and beding, my best horst and riding chair with harnesses compleat, my best cow - all to be her own forever. And it is my will that my executors hereafter named are to pay yearly to my wife Margret, the sum of fifteen pounds in gold or silver, the first payment to be paid in six months after my disceas (sic) to be paid to her every year as long as she remains my widdow (sic) - and it is my will that my wifeMargret shall have my yong (sic) negro wench Kate, to wait upon her as long as she lives or remains a widow, After her discease it is my will that what is left her should be devided (sic) equally among the legatees hereafter named or their survivors. I have given already to my children as followeth - to my son William the sum of thirty pounds, my son Joseph thiry poounds, my son John thirty pounds, Kenneth one hundred and fifty pounds, Peter one hundred fifty pounds, my daughter Rebecca thrity-five pounds, Abba forty pounds, Lydia thirty-five pounds, Jane sixty pounds, my grandson Nemiah MOUNT thirty-five pounds, my daughter Eupphame forty pounds. All these sums is to be deducted out of each ones share, then to be divided equally amongst my children by my executors after that part that each one hase (sic) had allready (sic) is taken out of their shares - and it is my desire (sic) that my executors should discharge a certain boun that my son John is bound for my son Joseph to Gorge (sic) Weatheril before they pay any part of his share to him of any estate. And it is my wish that my grandson Nehemiah MOUNT shall draw his mother's shre equally with the rest of my children.

And it is my will that all my estate of land and moveable shall be sold at publick sale by my executors ___ (?) private sale as soon as they and my legatees think proper after my deceas. And the money ariseing (sic) for the sle to be devided amongst all my legatees as is herebefore mentioned by my executors.

An lastly I doe nominate, constitute and appoint my son William DEY and my trusty freinds (sic) Mathew RUE and W. PERRINE, son of Peter my executors to execute this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four 1784

In the presasents (sic) of use witnesses

Roeloff CORTLEYOU
John SMOCK
Robert BARCLAY

Proved at Princeton, February 3, 1785

Kenneth emigrated from Middlesex Co., NJ to Mason Co., KY abt 1793.

Mason Co., KY land records
Kenoth (also spelled Kenath and Kenneth) DYE and Jane his wife of Mason County . . . . 100 acres on Cabin Creek . . . to . . . William Watkins. Witnesses to dead: John Johnson, Alex Dougherty and Isaac Drake. February 18, 1800 (Deed Book G, p. 285)

285 - 19 Feb 1800 (sic) Kanoth Dye and Jane his wife of Mason co AND William Watkins of Mason co Tr: Sale of land in Mason co, being located by Craig's Survey. Wt: Alexander Daugherty, Isaac Drake J.P.'s: Joseph Desha, Jonathan Stout Clerk: Marshall Key

Land records Mason Co., KY
284 - 16 Oct 1801 Charles Marshall and Lucy his wife of Fauquier co Va by Louis Marshall his atty AND Kenneth Dye of Mason co Tr: Sale of land in Mason co, by Hugh Shannon's Pre; and lands of Thomas Marshall Clerk: William Murphy

437 - 5 Jan 1803 James Dobyns late Sheriff of Mason co AND John Housh, now of Adams co Ohio Tr: Zerobable Maddox suit against Charles Pelham land; by Kenneth Dye, Wheatley's and Craig's land. Clerk: William Murphy

1810 census Mason Twp, Mason Co., Kentucky
Kenith Dye 41101-11010
1 male over 45 (Kenneth, age 53)
1 male 16-26 (James, age 19)
1 male 10-16 (David, age 13)
4 males under 10 (Kenneth Jr, age 6, Hiram, age 3, & Unknown Sons 1 & 2, age 0-9)
1 female 26-45 (Jane, age 45)
1 female 10-16 (Unknown Daughter, about age 15)
1 female under 10 (Jane, age 3)

18 Sep 1815 Marriage bond - Kenneth remarried his sister-in-law Phebe Mountere Dye when both of them were widowed. Kenneth & Phebe's son and daughter (Peter & Abigail Dye) also married each other.

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Marriage Records of Mason County, Missouri Volume III 1814-1820
Name: Kenneth Dye
Spouse: Pheby Dye
Marriage Date: 18 Sep 1815
Jonothan Rose, B.

Sept 16, 1815 - Know all men by these presents that we Kenneth Dye & Jonathan Roff are tied and firmly bound into the commonwealth of Kentucky in the just and full sum of fifty pounds to the payment of which will and truly be made we find our selves our lives & jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with Our seals and dated the 16th day of September 1815. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas a marriage is intended to be had and solemnized between Kenneth Dye and Pheby Dye. Now if there by no legal Objection to the same then the above Obligation to be void else to remain in full force and virtue. Kenneth Dye (seal) Jonathan Roff (seal)

Wrote his last will & testament on March 15, 1817 & died the same day.

Will of Kenneth Dye March 15, 1817

Kentucky will Book D, pages 141-143

I Kenneth DYE of the county of Mason & state of KY being in a low state of health but of perfect mine & memory, do this fifteenth day of March & year of our Lord one thousand eighteen hundred & seventeen make & ordain this insturment of writing as my last will & testament & do dispose of my estate real & personal in the following manner/

In give to my son David DYE one young bay horse four years old, one cow & calf & six sheep & six hog. I give to my son James Dye bare mare called Iin & fifteen dollars in money & four sheep. I give to my son Hiram DYE ninety dollars to paid him when he arrives at the age of twenty one years. I give to my son Kenneth DYE one hundred dollars & the and ... I now use, the money to be paid him at the age of twenty one. I give to my daughter Jane one bed & bedding & curtains one looking glass & sixty dollars all out of my personal estate. I give to my beloved wife Phebe DYE all the property she brought to me including slaves & housefold furniture. Also provisions of bread & meat sufficient for six months, & two hogs also one half of the rent of the place for the last year, providing she shall except of it as her right of dower on in lieu of her thirds, all the remainder of my estate which is & here disposed to be equally divided between all my sons & daughters towit Peter DYE, WIlliam DYE the children of my deceased daughters Rachel, Margaret & Martha & my daughters Phebe & Jane that is to say the two children of my daughter Rachel to have one share divided between them, the children of my daughter Margaret to have one share divided between them, the children of my daughter Martha to have one share divided between them to be kept interest or laid out in bankstock for them that is all except their share of land at the descretion of my executor to the best advantage year by year till my youngest son comes of age at which it shall be equally divided between all my sons & daugheters & deceased daughters children as before named together with all rents & money that may be left after bring up & sufficiently schooling my youngest son & daughter & my son Hiram six months schooling & paying all my just debts, 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. In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal the day & year above named.

John SHOTWELL Sen
Jonathan ROSS
William DYE


Kenneth (his mark) DYE

Mason County as: April Court 1817 This last will & testmaent of Kenneth DYE, deceased was produced in court & proved by the oath of John SHOTWELL Sen & William DYEwitnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. Sworn to by Jonathan ROSS executor therein named, who together with John SHOTWELL, his security entered into & acknowledged bond in the penalty of eight thousand dollars conditined as the law directs & on his motion certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. attend Marshall KEY, Clk

Subj: Kenneth Dye will - lots of Surnames
Date: 3/20/99
To: KYMASON-L@rootsweb.com

Following are two lists - people who got money from Kenneth Dye's estate, and people who bought property in the estate sale. The Will was written on the day Kenneth died - March 15, 1817. There was an inventory done of his estate on April 17, 1817. The accounts of the sales of the Estate were recorded in the October Court 1818. The accounts of money paid out were recorded in the April Court 1819. Names of people who were paid money from Kenneth Dye's estate (I wasn't sure about the spelling on some of them - sorry!) I can tell you how much money they got if you are interested. Not in alphabetical order:

Matthew WRIGHT
Doctor BAILEY
Elias ANDERSON
Benj. PAUL
George ANDERSON
James SCISSOR (sp?)
James BAILEY
Jacob HOUGHTON
William ANDERSON
Jacob DRAKE
Robert GLENN
C B (?) LINTHRAM (?)
Js. MORRIS
L. CAHILL
F.S (?) DONAPHAN
William JOHNSON
Tabor SHOTWELL
PW APPLEGATE
Elijah CHINN
McLeod HAMILTON
Chambers PANCTON (?)
John & David DYE
Edward TRACY
Elijah BASSETT

Names of people who bought items in Kenneth's estate sale (I have tried to put them in alphabetical order) I can tell you what they bought if you are interested.:
Benjamin ALLEN
Isaac ALLISON
Elias ANDERSON
Benjamin BALL
Edward BARBER
Elijah BASSETT
Fielder BELL
George BOUGHROWS
George BURROWS
Hugh CAMPBELL
Elijah CHINN
Nathaniel CLIFTON
Thomas CRAFT
Thomas CRAYCRAFT
Abraham DAWSON
David DYE
Mounteer DYE
William DYE Jr.
Thomas M. FEVER (?)
John FLETCHER
Robert GLENN
William GLENN
Johnsey GLOVER
William HANNA
Benjamin HISCSON
Joseph HOLLIDAY
Elijah JOHNSTON
John KENADAY
Walter LACEY
Walter LEACH
William LEVI
Robert MARTIN
John McLEOD
Joseph McGALLIARD
Charles M GHEE
John MOREY
Thomas MORGAN
James MORRIS
John MORRIS
William PEPPER
John POGUE
William POWELL
Veazey PRICE
George ROBINSON
Jonathan ROFF
Samuel SCOTT
John SHEPHERD
Joseph SHEPHERD
John SHOTWELL, Jr.
Nathan SHOTWELL
Robert SINCLAIR
James SISSEN
David SKINNER
Benjamin SMALL
David SMALL
William STEWART
Thomas SUMMERS
Cornelius WALLER
John WALLER
Richard WALLER
Thomas WELL
Augustin WELLS

http://www.uh.edu/~jbutler/gean/kennethsonofwilliamdey.html
Kenneth Dye, Son of William Dey
Kenneth Dye was born on May 17, 1756/7 in Plainfield, New Jersey and died in 1817 in Mason County, Kentucky. He married (1) Jane Vanderbeck who died before 1815. [One of Joseph Dye's daughters had married a Vanderbeck - Joseph would have been Kenneth's uncle]

Will of Kenneth Dye
Kentucky will Book D, pages 141-143


I Kenneth DYE of the county of Mason & state of KY being in a low state of health but of perfect mine & memory, do this fifteenth day of March & year of our Lord one thousand eighteen hundred & seventeen make & ordain this insturment of writing as my last will & testament & do dispose of my estate real & personal in the following manner/
In give to my son David DYE one young bay horse four years old, one cow & calf & six sheep & six hog. I give to my son James Dye bare mare called Iin & fifteen dollars in money & four sheep. I give to my son Hiram DYE ninety dollars to paid him when he arrives at the age of twenty one years. I give to my son Kenneth DYE one hundred dollars & the and ... I now use, the money to be paid him at the age of twenty one. I give to my daughter Jane one bed & bedding & curtains one looking glass & sixty dollars all out of my personal estate. I give to my beloved wife Phebe DYE all the property she brought to me including slaves & housefold furniture. Also provisions of bread & meat sufficient for six months, & two hogs also one half of the rent of the place for the last year, providing she shall except of it as her right of dower on in lieu of her thirds, all the remainder of my estate which is & here disposed to be equally divided between all my sons & daughters towit Peter DYE, WIlliam DYE the children of my deceased daughters Rachel, Margaret & Martha & my daughters Phebe & Jane that is to say the two children of my daughter Rachel to have one share divided between them, the children of my daughter Margaret to have one share divided between them, the children of my daughter Martha to have one share divided between them to be kept interest or laid out in bankstock for them that is all except their share of land at the descretion of my executor to the best advantage year by year till my youngest son comes of age at which it shall be equally divided between all my sons & daughters & deceased daughters children as before named together with all rents & money that may be left after bring up & sufficiently schooling my youngest son & daughter & my son Hiram six months schooling & payig all my just debts, 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. In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal the day & year above named.

John SHOTWELL Sen
Jonathan ROSS
William DYE


Kenneth (his mark) DYE

Mason County as: April Court 1817 This last will & testmaent of Kenneth DYE, deceased was produced in court & proved by the oath of John SHOTWELL Sen & William DYEwitnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. Sworn to by Jonathan ROSS executor therein named, who together with John SHOTWELL, his security entered into & acknowledged bond in the penalty of eight thousand dollars conditined as the law directs & on his motion certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. attend Marshall KEY, Clk


Kenneth and Jane had 12 children. He married (2) Phoebe Mounter (Montier) Dye (the widow of his older brother William). Kenneth's and Jane's children are listed as:

David Dye was born in 1797 and died in 1866 in Mason County, Kentucky. He married (1) Susannan Burroughs and (2) Nancy Patterson in 1822.
James Dye married Susan Fulcher in 1845
Hiram Dye married Martha Ann Clift in 1845
Kenneth Dye was born in 1796
Rachel Dye died before 1817
Margaret Dye died before 1817
Martha Dye died before 1817
Jane Dye
Phoebe Dye
John Dye married Patience Dey
Kenneth Dye was born in 1796

Peter Dye was born on April 11, 1782 in Middlesex County, New Jersey. He married Abigail Dye, the daughter of his uncle William Dye. Note that Peter's father's, Kenneth Dye, second wife was Phoebe Mounteer Dye, the mother of Abigail Dye. They had three children - Lawrence, John and Nehemiah. Several individuals have contributed background information which focuses primarly on Lawrence Dye, son of Peter and Abigail.

http://www.uh.edu/~jbutler/gean/dyemasoncoky.html
The Migration from Middlesex County, New Jersey to Limestone, Mason County

William, John and Kenneth Dye [Laurens (1) > Hans (2) > John Laurens (3) > William (4) , William (5), John (5), Kenneth (5)] sons of William Dye/Dey migrated from Middlesex County, New Jersey to Mason County, Ohio. The time of migration is difficult to determine but could have been as early as 1787 or as late as 1793. Places of birth of many of the grandchildren of William Dye/Dey are unknown.

Joyce Mills' history of the family of William and Margaret Dye/Dey (Volume 3) notes that William, John and Kenneth migrated with members of the Shotwell, Morris, Stout, Drake, Arms, and Cahill families.

Kathy Smith provided some selections from "Pioneer Life In Kentucky" by Daniel Drake (1870). The book by is in the form of letters written to his children over the years. The one that is abstracted below is in a letter to his daughter, Harriet Echo (Mrs. James Parker Campbell).

"My father, Isaac, was the youngest son of Nathaniel Drake & Dorothy Retan (Rattan). My mother, Elizabeth, always called Betsey, was the daughter of (Benjamin) Shotwell and (Elizabeth) Bonney. They were born within three or four miles of each other".

"After the marriage of my parents, about the year 1783, they went to housekeeping near my grandfather Drake's, on his land where the town of Plainfield, (New Jersey), now is". [John and Kenneth Dye were born in Plainfield, New Jersey

"My father and his brothers (Abraham and Cornelius) were not contented with their position, and thought of emigrating. At that time, your native state was the habitation of Indians only, and KY was but 9 years older than myself...The brothers at first thought of moving (to Virginia) [where other Dye's had migrated]; but when two of them, including my father, made a visit there, they hesitated...The Rev. William Wood, (a Baptist minister) who a few years before had emigrated...to Kentucky, came back...and gave such a glowing account of Ky that old Virginia was soon forgotten. The Rev. Mr. Gano, of New York, another Baptist minister, or some of his sons, had visited Ky and his breath of praise still further fanned the flames - till at length the iron ties of affection for home and friends were melted, and a departure was determined upon.".

"There were a number of motives which accounted for this spectacular migration to the West. Land was relatively cheap and an inhabitant of one of the Atlantic states could sell his hundred acres there and acquire, in Kentucky, over a thousand far more fertile ones and have a substantial sum remaining. The desire for adventure or for acquisition of riches in a newly developing territory doubtless played a part. Some there were, probably, who wished to escape prosecution either for debt or crime. Taxes were high in the Seaboard states after the Revolution, and they could be avoided by emigration".

"The decision extended to five families: - the three brothers (Isaac, Abraham, and Cornelius Drake), Mr. David Morris (at times spelled by him, Morriss), older than either of them, who was married to my mother's cousin, and Mr. John Shotwell, rather younger, who was the brother of Mrs. Morris". [Three of John Shotwell's children - John, Nathan and Charlotte Wells Shotwell married three of Kenneth Dye's children - Rachel, Margaret and William Dye]

"The time fixed on for their departure was the latter part of the spring of 1788. Their first point (was) Red Stone Old Fort where Brownsville, (Pennsylvania), now stands. Their mode of travelling was in two horse wagons. The family of my father consisted, after himself and my mother, of myself, about 2 years & 7 months old, my sister Elizabeth, afterwards Mrs. Glenn, an infant at the breast, and my mother's unmarried sister, Lydia, who chose to accompany her into the wilderness, rather than submit to the caprices of a step mother for a longer time". [Two of William Dye's children - Ruth and Mounteer - married Robert and Aisley Glenn (brother and sister). Perhaps Elizabeth Drake Glenn noted above was a member of this or a related family,]

"Behold, then, the departure! these five persons, three of whom were adults, with all their earthly goods crowded into one "Jersey Wagon," to be hauled over the yet steep & rugged Allegheny mountains, and throughout an overland journey of nearly 400 miles by two horses. their travel was by Corryell's Ferry, on the Delaware Coryell's Ferry, now New Hope, Pennsylvania, thanks to Tom Robert Shaw - see above map], and Harris' Ferry, now Harrisburg, (Pa.), which you have visited, on the Susquehanna." New Hope is about 25 miles from Plainfield, New Jersey.

"I know not the length of time we were in reaching Red Stone Old Fort [- see above figure, less than 20 miles south of the Jersey Settlement] and nearly 300 miles from Middlesex County, New Jersey] , nor how long a preparation for the voyage to the "Point" or "Limestone" now Maysville, (Ky), detained us. When I was at or just leaving Mayslick nearly 3 years since, Mr Jasper Morris told me that his father had kept a diary of the journey, which was in his possession, and which I long very much to see. How many families were crowded into one boat, I do not know. The first and last landing (before reaching Limestone) was at Fort Pitt, now Pittsburg. The danger of being attacked by the Indians was too great to justify a landing (between that point and Limestone).

The flotilla, I presume, consisted of several boats, for the Rev. Mr. Gano, with a numerous family, including the present Mrs. Gen. Gano and her brother, Dr. Wm. Goforth, afterwards my preceptor, belonged to the river community. One of Mr. Gano's boats got stoved, but no lives were lost. That which my parents were in met with no accident; and on the 10th of June, 1788, just 64 days after the first settlement of Ohio at Marietta, we landed at Limestone, KY, which then consisted of a few log cabins only, though Washington, 4 miles off, was something of a village...".

Otto Juettner published (1909) a historical and biographical sketch of Daniel Drake. Selected abstracts from his work offer a biographer's view of Daniel Drake.

Daniel Drake's story of Old Billy Dye refers to William Dye who migrated to Mason County, Kentucky, as "our neighbor in Plainfield". This could be interpreted to mean that William did not migrate with the Drake, Morris and Shotwell parties but followed them a few years later. Regardless, this story helps paint a picture of the migrations from New Jersey to Pennsylvania.

It is interesting that John Shotwell, Cornelius Drake, and Jacob Drake inventoried the estate of "Old Billy" Dye.