American Friend, 3 Jan 1823, p. 3

Contributed by:  Marilyn Sharp


At his residence in Lawrence, on the 27th ultime, after a short illness, Mr. John Dye, Senior, in the 89th year of his age.

Mr. Dye was a native of New Jersey, from whence he emigrated early in life to Prince William County in Virginia, and about 14 or 15 years ago removed to this State.  He was one of those that stood forth to vindicate the injured rights of his country in the revolutionary war; in the death of this worthy citizen, society has to lament the loss of a valuable member; his widowed partner, the loss of an affectionate husband; and his descendants (numerous and respectable) have lost a parent kind and exemplary – strictly honest in his dealings, harmless and inoffensive in his neighborhood, and actuated at all times with a benevolence only bounded by his means.

“An honest man is the noblest work of God.”

Lawrence, Dec. 29th, 1822.