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Notes for Phebe Mounteer Dye

The copy of the Will of William Dye appears in the History of Mayesville and Mason County, Kentucky (W. Glenn Clift).

This 13th day of August, 1806, I, William Dye, Senior, of the County of Mason and the State of Kentucky ....... recommendto be burined in a decent manner at the discretion of John Dye, my son, and Miles W. Conway, whom I here appoint my executors .....

I given a bequeath to my beloved wife, Phebe, two negroes, Phillis and Jin, two beds, a hores and saddlle, two cows, tables, size chairs, pot, kettle, frying pan, two smoothing irons and small wheel, also the dwelling house and improvements to go to my son, John Dye. I give and bequeath unto my son, John Dye, 100 acres of land, the other half of the tract. Ilso given and bequeath unto my son, William Dye, Jr. two dollars case. I give, grant and bequeath unto my son William's children, the 100 acres of land that my son William lives on, and it my will and desire that my son William should be the guardian for his children and not the executor. I Give, grant and bequeat unto my daughter, Ruth Glenn, a negro boy named Cuff. I give and bequeat to my daughter, Polly Forman, a negro boy named Orviz. I also give and bequeath to my daughter, Abigail Dye, a negre boy named Dick. Moreover, the balance of my moveable estate to be valued by men that shall be recommended by my executors and appointed by the court to value the estate and their appraisement shall be equally divided bytween my daughters Ruth Glenn, Polly Forman, and Abigail Dye, after deducting what sum of money may be wantingto defray expenses.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written. WITNESSES:
Miles W. Conway
Abram Wise
Mounteen Dye
Benjamin Burroughs

1810 census Mason Co., KY Page: 273 Image: 284
Dye, Phebe
No males
1 female over 45
1 female under 10
3 slaves

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.
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)

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 & 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.

Jonathan ROSS
William DYE

Kenneth (his mark) DYE

Phebe's will is dated Aug. 27, 1817, and is found in Will Book D, Page 296:

I Phebe Dye of the County of Mason and State of Kentucky being this day in health and perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this instrument of writing as my last will and testament and dispose of my property in the following manner. 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. I give to my Daughter Ruth Glenn, one ldining table and one large Bible. I give to my daughter Polly Forman one bed and bedstead, and curtains. I give to John Dye, son of my son William Dye one cow. I give to my Grandson William Glenn my youngest negro boy named Monmouth and seventy dollars. I give my other negro boy to my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Dye. l give my negro woman named Fill her freedom at my decease, all the remainder of my Estate that is not here mentioned I give equally to my children to be divided among them. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and offered my seal this twenty seventh day of August 1817.
Witnesses present:
John Shotwell
George Henderson
John Henderson.

Will proven October 1818. In the inventory the negro boys are listed as Monmouth and Fielder. Fielder is valued at $400 and Monmouth is valued at $300.

Note from K: Eliza was the illegitimate daughter of my ancestor Abigail, and I'm sure is one of the reason Dr. Drake thought William's daughters were a disgrace to him. It pleases me that Eliza was apparently a favorite with her grandmother, who gave her several bequests. Abigail later married her first cousin, Peter Dye, who was Kenneth's son - Kenneth was Phebe's second husband so it is kind of confusing.