FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHY POSTED AT ANCESTRY.COM. ALL FACTS NOT VERIFIED, BUT CENSUS AND COURT RECORDS CONFIRM MANY OF THE EVENTS LISTED.
Henry Dye was likely the son of John Dye Sr of Chester County, SC.
Henry was born about 1765 (other records say 1771) in VA or SC.
Henry first appears in South Carolina County Records about 1790.
Henry had married Anna Weber or Washburn about 1790-1793.
Marriage record attached to Henry Dye's profile.
It is unknown what Anna's maiden name was, some believe she is a sister to Gabriel Washburn, however, nothing has ever been shown to prove this theory.
“Bill of Sale from Charles Kitchen of Laurens Co, SC to Thomas Gaither of Rockey Creek in Chester Co, SC dated 10 Oct 1791 for the sum of 50pds, for one negro woman named Ester and her two mulatto boys named Henry and Ben. Wit: HENRY DYE, JOHN DYE Signed Charles Kitchen Attested before Philip Walker JP, by JOHN DYE 24 Jan 1792” Some South Carolina County Records p. 70
Henry Die appears on the 1790 Chester Co, SC census.
Census record attached to Henry Dye's profile.
Henry's 1st land Deed was for 100 Acres he purchased from Jonathan & Esther Hemphill on 29 January 1795. He paid 30pds Sterling. The land was located on Rockey Creek in Chester Co, SC. Witnesses were: William Stone, John Dye and Charles Kitchen.
Henry's Father, John Dye Sr, is believed to be the son of Thomas Dye Sr, whom settled in South Carolina after the land lottery of 1771.
John was married and had several children by a first wife and later he married Agnes Unknown Stone, Agnes is thought to have been in the Ferguson family. She had married a Mr. Stone and had a son, William Stone.
It is thought that Henry had a sister, that married into the Kitchen family.
His known brother is George Dye whom married Mary Lemley.
John had children with Agnes as well, William Thomas Dye, Perry Dye I, Sarah Dye Collins and John Dye Jr.
Henry and Anna resided in Chester Co, SC until September 28, 1799, when Henry sold his land to Jacob Westbrook.
Anney Dye relinquished her dower rights on the 16th Day of January 1800.
Known children of Henry & Anna Dye:
Sarah Dye Scoggins (1790)
John Dye (1794)
William Dye ( Nov 1799)
Thomas Dye ( Nov 1799)
Agnes Dye Ramsey (1801)
Gilbert Dye (1803)
Anna and Henry left Chester Co, SC for Rutherford Co, NC in the early part of the year 1800 and settled on the banks of the Sandy Run Creek.
Henry appears on the 1800 Rutherford Co, NC Census as Henry Digh.
The Book “ The Sandy Run Settlement and Mooresboro” by Virginia Green
DePriest copyright July 1976 has a great deal of information about this area and its beginnings.
Ann and Henry Dye are listed on the Sandy Run Baptist Church Roll in 1804.
On the 1st day of Jan 1805 Henry obtained a tract of land from Dennis Caroll for the sum of $100.00. This land was located on the Millstone Fork of the Sandy Run.
On the 31st day of December 1806 he paid William Green 80pds for a parcel of land laying on the Millstone Fork of the Sandy Run.
On 11 April 1808, Ann Die and Larkin Dicus appear in court to claim the goods and chattels rights and assigns of Henry Die, deceased.
Anna remarried to Mr. Casper Webber about 1809 and appears with her younger children as living in his household in 1810. On July 30, 1816, Casper Webber records a “ Deed of Gift” to his children of his 1st marriage. This record divides up his slaves to his children. His wife, Anna Dye Webber, signs off any claim to the property mentioned.
Casper Webber died in 1818 and was buried in SC with his 1st wife.
On the 1820 Rutherford Co, NC census, Anna Webber, resides next door, to her eldest son John Dye.
Henry's father, John died in Chester Co, SC in December 1825. His will only mentioned his children with his wife Agnes that resided in the home at the time of death, including his stepson William Stone, son Perry, daughter Sarah, and son John Jr.
On the 10th day of October 1831 Anna Webber bought some land on Rosses Creek in Rutherford Co, NC from William Clark for the Sum of $50.00
On the 5th day of November 1832, Anna Webber sold her land on Rosses Creek $150.00 to Milton Gold. ( Not a bad business deal!)
About 1835-1840 Gilbert and Thomas had a difficult time in court trying to keep the land they inherited from Henry's Estate. The battle began in January of 1833.
By 1840, the Family was moving around the area residing on rented lands.
Gilbert had moved to Spartanburg, SC, near his Uncle William Dye and Aunt Matilda Goins Dye, Anna resided with Gilbert and his wife Priscilla. Gilbert makes the move to McMinn Co, TN in 1850 but dies on the way to Ozark County, MO in 1853. Priscilla is buried at Herndon Cemetery in Ozark Co, MO.
William had moved on to Cherokee Co, NC near Murphy until moving on to Monroe Co, TN where he dies bet. 1850 & 1860.
John resided in Rutherford Co, NC until about 1847, he moves the family to McMinn County, TN where he resides the next 20 years, at the age of 85 he last resided in Grundy County, TN in 1870. Ailey died in Bledsoe County, TN sometime after the 1880 census.
Tom would make the move to Habersham County, GA to meet up with his wife's family, The Pulliam's, until the death of his Twin brother, he then takes the family to Monroe County, TN. Tom is buried at Madisonville, TN.
Agnes remained in the area, near Lattimore, in the newly formed (1841)
Cleveland County, NC.
Sarah Dye Scoggins family had moved on into Rabun County, SC and then into Georgia and finally settled in Bradley County, TN.