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Notes for William Dye (1718-1784)

The Family of William Dye & Margaret Salter

Lived in Middlesex Co., NJ in November, 1748. Children born between 1738 to 1760 were all born in NJ.

The Past & Present of Vermilion Co., Illinois (1903)
The Biographical Record
W. W. Dye (Walter William Dye)
W. W. Dye is a western man by birth, training and preference and possesses the enterprising spirit of this section of the country. He was born near Riola, Illinois, August 20, 1871, and is a son of C. T. and Elizabeth (Shaver) Dye. On the paternal side the ancestry can be traced back to William Dye, who was a soldier under the command of George Washington in the Revolutionary War and participated in the campaign of New Jersey and the memorable winter at Valley Forge. He died in New Jersey in 1784. His son, Kenneth Dye, of Mason Co., Kentucky, died in 1817 and he was the father of Peter Dye, the great-grandfather of our subject. Peter Dye also lived in Mason county, Kentucky, and died in 1822. John Dye, the grandfather, became a private of Company C, Seventy-third Illinois Volunteer Infantry, during the Civil War and was killed at the battle of Stone River. It was his son, C. T. Dye, who married Elizabeth Shaver and became the father of our subject.

1784, Sept. 4. Dey, William, of South Amboy, Middlesex Co.; will of. Wife, Margaret, 100 pounds and 15 pounds yearly. I have given to son, William, 30 pounds, and to son, Joseph, 30 pounds; and son, John 30 pounds; Kenneth, 150 pounds; Peter 100 pounds; daughter, Rebecca, 35 pounds; Anna 45 pounds; Lydia 35 pounds; Ame 60 pounds; my grandson, Nehemiah Mount, 35 pounds; daughter Eupphame, 40 pounds. A bond is to be paid that my son, John, is bound for my son, Joseph, to George Weathrill. Grandson, Nehemiah Mount,
to draw his mother's share equally with the rest. Real and personal estate to be sold, and money divided among the said legatees. Executors-son, William and friends, Matthew Rue and William Perrine, son of Peter. Witnesses-Ruliff Cortelyou, John Smock, robert Barclay. Proved Feb. 3, 1785.
1784, Nov. 22. Inventory, 341.17.0, made by James Egbert.

http://www.uh.edu/~jbutler/gean/williamdye.html
William Dey, Son of John Laurens Dey
William Dey the son of John Laurens Dey was born on Staten Island, New York in 1718 and he died in in 1785 in Middlesex County (Princeton or Perth Amboy), New Jersey. He married Margaret Salter who was born on August 5, 1720 and died on June 16, 1799.


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

1784, Nov. 22. Inventory, 341.17.0, made by James Egbert. Lib. 27, p. 233.

http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~dobson/nj/njmiddle.htm
"The Genealogical Exchange" Vol.2 pg.32, by Natalie R. Fernald, Buffalo, NY, 7 vols., 1904-1911 (FHL film 1,486,526)
MAD: This reference was in an undated 26-page manuscript "Duncan Family" possibly by Samuel S. Sargent, with a comment that it was sent the manuscript writer by Mrs. John Humphreys in 1951; sent MAD by Laura Jones 11/1983)
Bible Records in possession Mount Schench Esq. Hightstown, N.J. The Genealogical Exchange, 217 W. Utica St., Buffalo, NY.
William Dey, b. July 6, 1718
Margaret Dey, his wife, b. Aug. 5, 1720
Rebecca Dey, b. July 27, 1738, married William Jewell
William Dey, b. Aug. 1, 1740, m. Jane Mason
Nehemiah Dey, b. Aug. 24, 1742, m. Rachel Wetherall
Joseph Dey, b. June 7, 1746
Lydia Dey, b. Nov. 10, 1748, m. Richard Mount
Ann Dey, b. Jan. 14, 1750, m. Brotherton
John Dey, b. May 17, 1754
Margaret Dey, b. Dec. 17, 1755, m. ---- Mount
Kenneth Dey, b. Mar. 18, 1757
Peter Dey, b. April 25, 1758, m. Betsy ----
Mamey Dey, b. Feb. 3, 1760
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Ann Dey, b. Dec. 16, 1742, m. John Duncan
Ann Dey Duncan, d. Oct. 1, 1828 age 84-0-10
Margaret Duncan, b. Oct. 18, 1773
Thomas Duncan, b. Nov. 27, 1775
Lydia Duncan, b. Mar. 11, 1778, m. Thomas Conover
Ann Duncan, b. Mar. 30, 1780, m. Peter Perrine
William Duncan, b. May 12, 1782, m. ---- Chamberlain
Stephen Duncan, b. Sept. 5, 1786
Agnes Holman, b. Sept. 29, 1776
Violet Duncan, b. Dec. 25, 1753
Joseph Duncan, b. June 11, 1755
Jean Duncan, b. Aug. 12, 1757
Marta Duncan, b. Dec. 18, 1759
---- ----, b. Feb. 11, 1762
David Duncan, b. Feb. 15, 1764
Margaret Duncan Reed, b. Nov. 19, 1783
Margaret Reed, d. Nov. 22, 1793, age 30-4-15
Margaret Mount, d. Feb. 25, 1777, age 22 years
William Dey, d. Sept. 6, 1784
Ann Dey, married John Duncan Jan. 20, 1773
John Duncan, d. May 21, 1794, age 66-4-26
Peter Dey, d. Nov. 21, 1811
Rebecca Jewell, d. Mar. 1, 1813
Ann Brotherton, d. May 17, 1813
Joseph Dey, d. April 13, 1815

At least three of their children moved to Mason County, Kentucky by 1793 - about 7 years after the death of their father William Dey (red dot on the map to the right).

Rebecca Dye was born on July 27, 1738 and died on March 1, 1813

William Dye II was born on August 1,1740 in Middlesex County, New Jersey and he died in 1806 in Mason County Kentucky in 1808.
William Dye married Phoebe Mounteer in New Jersey. Came to Mason County Kentucky from Plainfield New Jersey with the Shotwell, Morris, Stout, Drake, Arms and Cahill families. William Dye purchased 300 acres of land in Mason county Kentucky May 3, 1793. (Deed book A, page 277. The spelling is William Die. He married Phoebe Mounteer who was born in New Jersey and died in Mason County, Kentucky in 1818/19. They had nine children:


John Dye was born in 1762
Joseph Dye was born on February 6, 1766
William Dye was born on December 6, 1768
Mounteer Dye was born ~ 1770 and Married Elsey Glenn on December 11, 1798
Ruth Dye was born ~ 1775 and married Robert Glenn on May 12, 1795
Mary Dye was born on March 12, 1777
Margaret Dye was born on December 12, 1780
Abigail Dye was born in 1785 and married Peter Dye (her first cousin) on April 20, 1804
Luke Dye was born on October 2, 1790

Nemiah Dye was born in 1742 and he died on February 20, 1799. He married ____ in 1765

Anne Dye was born on December 16, 1743 and she died on October 1, 1828. Anne married John Duncan on January 20, 1773. One child is reported:

Lydia Duncan was born on March 11, 1778 (1779) and died in August, 1852. She married John P. Covenhoven on August 27, 1800. He was born on October 3, 1778 and he died after April 12, 1835 in Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey.
His father was Peter Covenhoven who was born on October 18, 1743 in Middlesex County, New Jersey and he died after August 20, 1831. He is buried at Cranbury, New Jersey. His mother was Phebe Dye who was born on October 18, 1743 and died after August 20, 1831. Phebe is buried in Cranbury, New Jersey. She was the daughter of Joseph Dye, the brother of William Dye. Phebe and Peter had 11 children.


At least two of Peter Covenhoven's uncles - Dominicus and Cornelius - served with Ezekiel Dye in the Revolutionary War.


Joseph Dye was born on June 7, 1746 and he died on April 13, 1815.

Lydia Dye was born on November 10, 1748 and died in 1804. She married Richard Mount.

Amy Dye was born on January 14, 1750 and died on May 17, 1813.

John Dye was born May 17, 1754 in Plainfield, New Jersey and died January 5, 1822 in Orangeburg, Mason County, Kentucky. He married Nancy Anne Ely in Plainsfield, New Jersey on October 14, 1777. She was born on June 9, 1762 and died on July 9, 1821 in Mason County, Kentucky.
John was a private in Capt. Jonathan Combs' Company, 3rd Regiment, Middlesex County, NJ, during the Revolutionary War (DAR #191642). They migrated to Mason County, Kentucky following the Revolutionary War along with William and Kenneth Dye in 1790-1792.

John and Anna (Nancy) had at least eight children:


Letitia Dye

Margaret Dye was born on March 10, 1781 in Middlesex County, New Jersey, and died October 10, 1845 in Mason County, Kentucky. She married Jacob Roe on December 29, 1797.

William Dye was born in 1783

Robert Roe Dye was born on January 20, 1785 in Middlesex County, New Jersey and died on February 1, 1837 in Mason County, Kentucky. He married Sarah Wells.

Lydia Elizabeth Dye was born August 31, 1792 in Middlesex County, New Jersey and died September 10, 1822 in Mason County, Kentucky. She married Lewis Sentency on March 12, 1804 in Mason County Kentucky.

John Ely Dye was born in 1800. His father's will notes that John Ely had suffered from the "fits" and a special provision was made for his future support. He died after a winter trip on which he was badly frozen.

Kenneth Dye was born in 1796 and died in 1817 in Mason County, Kentucky. He married Charity Merrill on December 17, 1818 in Mason County. They left Kentucky and migrated to Indiana and died there in the late 1800s. They had at least 11 children and it appears that all of them were born in Indiana..

Phoebe E. Dye was born on May 24, 1792 in ____ and died on April 1, 1865 in Mason County, Kentucky. She married William Stillwell on February 10, 1810 in Mason County, Kentucky.

Margaret Dye was born on December 17, 1755 and died on February 25, 1777. She married Hezekiah Mount (yet another Mount rides in) in 1772 and they had a son Nemiah Mount.

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] Kenneth and Jane had 12 children. He married (2) Phoebe Mounter (Montier) Dye (the widow of his older brother William). His 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.

Peter Dye was born on April 25, 1758 and died on November 21, 1811. and he married Margaret Mount.

Euphame Dye was born on February 3, 1760


Note that three of William's children married Mounts. At this time the places of death of these children - Margaret, Lydia and Peter are unknown as are the parents of these Mounts.
[Kathy Smith, Gary Brook and the GedCom files have added to the information given above.]

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ID: I918
Name: William DEY
Given Name: William
Surname: Dey
Sex: M
Birth: 6 JUL 1718 in of Staten Island,New York,New York
Christening: 15 FEB 1729
Death: 6 SEP 1784 in South Amboy,Middlesex,NJ or Perth Amboy
Reference Number: 1c8r
Note:
Reidence; in 1739, William Dey helped with the new Church building at Cranbury; History of Middlesex County, NJ.

!probate;William Dey;w.d. 4 sep 1784, w.p. 3 Feb 1785;Middlesex Co., NJ; names all children except Margaret and Nehemiah."Dye Family in America" lists his year of death as 1794. Another record shows 1796, died in WV.

The names of the children with birth and death dates were kept in a family
Bible, Elizabeth Duncan Lee April 1976, Lexington, MO. The records were extracted from the original Bible by Luther M. Dey on 22 Feb 1897. At that time, the Bible was in possession of Mr. S.M. Schenck, a lawyer, at Hightstown, NJ. The Bible also lists several deaths including that of William Dye died 6 Sep 1784.

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.


IGI;William Dye;AFN 1QGC-380

Land;William Dye (Dey);8 Nov 1748;"Historical Miscellany" (by Stillwell), p. 186; "John Lincon, of the Topwnship of Carnarvin, in the County of Lancaster and Province of 'Penselvania,' weaver, the son and heir of Mordecai Lincoln, sold to William Dye, of the county of Middlesex, yeoman, for the sum of L200, that tract of land lying in the County of Middlesex: Beginning where the land formerly Walter Benthals crosses Cranbury brook from thence along said Benthals land towards the Post Road to the Land formerly Robert Burnets and from thence along said Burnets line, " etc., containing three hundred acres;
Note: the William Dye in this deed probably is either this William Dye, w.p. 1785, or is William Dye first cousin of this William Dye.

"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, and birthdate
from Family Bible of William DEY.

!DEY Family records and research, recd by corr from Mrs. Janace Cole, San Juan Capistrano, CA [Incl chart from "Barbara" of Downey, CA].
Barbara adds another child to his family: "Jane" (no details)

"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],p836. This source is known to have some errors.

!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

!Probate;John Laurens Dey; 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

!Death date: The "Dye Collection: Dye Family of America" says 1794
Geneological History of Our Ancestors" by William K. Rutherford, Vol. II, 1977, says William's will is dated 4 Sept 1784, proved 3 Feb 1785 in Middlesex Co.

"Barbara" (Callerman) of Downey, CA (via J. Cole) says wp in NJ 1785.

Christening;William Dey;chr. 15 Feb 1729;christening date given in IGI version 4.18.

Residence: Of MIddlesex Co, NJ on 8 Nov 1748 [deed from John Lincoln]
Change Date: 24 AUG 2002 at 21:20:37

Father: JOHN Laurens DEY b: 1687 in Staten Island,Richmond,New York
Mother: Ann BROWN b: approx. 1688 in New Jersey

Marriage 1 Margaret SALTER b: 5 AUG 1720 in of South Amboy,Middlesex,New Jersey
Married: ABT 1737
Children
Rebecca DEY b: 27 JUL 1738
William DEY b: 1 AUG 1740
Nehemiah DEY b: 24 AUG 1742
Ann or Anne DEY b: 16 DEC 1743
Joseph DEY b: 7 JUN 1746
Lydia DEY b: 10 NOV 1748 in ,,NJ
Amy DEY b: 14 JAN 1750
John A. DEY b: 17 MAY 1754 in of NJ
Margaret DEY b: 17 DEC 1755
Kenneth DEY b: 18 MAR 1757
Peter DEY b: 25 APR 1758
Euphamy DEY b: 3 FEB 1760

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.

Peter Dye was born on April 25, 1758 and died on November 21, 1811. and he married Margaret Mount.

Euphame Dye was born on February 3, 1760Note that three of William's children married Mounts. At this time the places of death of these children - Margaret, Lydia and Peter are unknown as are the parents of these Mounts.
[Kathy Smith, Gary Brook and the GedCom files have added to the information given above.]