Looking for further info on John (E?) Dye Sr 1803 - 1886. Born in Mason Kentucky Buried in Abington Cemetery in Wayne County, IN*
**However, I believe he died in Hancock County, IN - but don't have death certificate.
His wife was Mary Ann Carson.
One of their sons was John E. Dye 1845 - 1916.. Born and died in Hancock County, IN and is buried in the Philadelphia Cemetery on US 40. Wife was S. Henrietta Van Landringham.
John E. Dye Jr - - served with Reuben Riley - the Hoosier Poet, James Whitcomb Riley's father in both the Co G 8th Indiana Infantry and Co G 5th Cavalry 19th Regiment.
The elder Dye came to Hancock County as early as 1839.He owned several acres of land in Sugar Creek Township - occupation is always listed as a farmer.
The younger Dye served as a County Commissioner and was a school teacher and pharmacist.He was education at Greenfield and at the Knightstown Academy.
**One of the Dye's (I believe Sr) - would have been the owner/operator of an Inn that stood along the National Road in the town of Philadelphia.It is described as being the first inn west of the old wood Sugar Creek bridge.
I am trying to determine - - which one owned the Inn - - and what the name of it was.
**This is important because Mary Alice Smith who was the inspiration for the Hoosier Poet James Whitcomb Riley's Little Orphant Annie - left the Riley Home in August of 1862 and went to work in a Tavern owned by John Dye.There she would work the next six years of her life.
I was wondering if any family members might be able to help with this information.