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Benjamin Nye - Nye Family of America

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  • Jonathan Jewell Nye (1824 - 1881)
    He served in Co. K, 42nd Wisconsin Volunteers from September, 1864 to June, 1865.
  • Douglas Day Nye (1896 - d.)
    Until 1946 he was a recital singer and oratorio soloist and lecturer on song literature. He is a Fellow of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. He served in WWI in the Y.M.C.A.
  • John Harrington Nye (1832 - 1864)
    Served in the Civil War as Corporal in Company H, 112th Illinois Voluneers from 8/15/1862 to 11/10/1862.
  • James Sisson Nye, Jr. (1911 - 1950)
    WWII Veteran and POW in Japan in the Philippines War
  • James Arnold Nye (1823 - 1894)
    In 1834 he moved to Freeport, ME to live with his uncle Nathan Nye On 8/8/1862 he enlisted in the 124th Illinois Volunteers and served as commissary to 5/17/1865 For many years he was an elder in t...

The Benjamin Nye Homestead & Museum includes his home, the old grainger hall and mill site at Old Country Road, E. Sandwich, MA, USA 02537. Owned and maintained by the Nye Family of America Association, Inc. -

No records exist of his birth in England, nor the ship he came to America in during the 1630's Great Migration.