Biography of Grayson Dye
Miami County, Ohio Biographies

GRAYSON DYE, farmer; P. O. Piqua; a descendant of the old Dye family, of pioneer history; was born in Miami Co. Jan. 11, 1841, and is the son of James M. and Letty (Cecil) Dye; he was also born in Miami Co. and she in Virginia, but came with her parents to Ohio when a small child. They were united in marriage March 3, 1825 the day before that upon which Andrew Jackson was inaugurated as President of the United States; by this union they had thirteen children, of whom six are now living, viz., Thomas C., Joseph C., Roswell S., Elizabeth, Grayson and Nancy J. The grandfather, Benjamin, was born in Pennsylvania, but left there and came to Cincinnati in 1798, thence to Miami Co. in 1799, being one of the earliest of the pioneers; they located upon the same section upon which Grayson, the grandson, now lives, and on the very road which was cut out through the then wilderness, during the war of 1812, by Gen. Wayne; " these were the days that tried men's souls." The father, James M., and the son, Grayson, both were born on the same section, making a continued residence of the Dye family upon the same land of eighty one years. Grayson Dye was united in marriage, Oct. 12, 1864, with Louisa Sheafer, daughter of Eckert and Rachel Sheafer, who were born in Pennsylvania and came to Ohio in 1848; by this union they have three children, viz., Thomas A., Pamelia, James M. Mr. Dye owns a good farm of 199 acres of excellent bottom land, and also has charge of his mother's farm of 220 acres, thus giving him the superintendency of 419 acres of land; he is largely engaged in stock raising, having 700 sheep and the best blooded stock; he is an active, thorough going farmer, believing that successful farming requires knowledge and scientific attainments.

History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Chicago 1880

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