The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 662, City of Winamac, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"J. C. NYE was born in Wyandot County, Ohio, June 19, 1850, and is a son of CYRUS and HARRIET (LOWERY) NYE, who were natives respectively of Fairfield and Marion Counties, Ohio, and the parents of four children. They came to Indiana in the fall of 1852, and settled in Southern Monroe Township, in Pulaski County, Indiana, and engaged in farming. The parents moved from the old place to Winamac in 1878, and here the senior Mr. NYE is engaged in the lumber trade. J. C. NYE has made Pulaski County his home since the time he was two years old. He received a good, practical education in youth, taught public school and assisted his father on the farm until 1870, when he began the study of law. For two years, he applied his energies to the study of this profession, and March 4, 1872, was admitted to practice in the Circuit Courts. In 1874, he engaged exclusively in the prosecution of the law in Winamac, and December 19, 1879, was admitted to the Supreme Court. Mr. NYE is among the successful lawyers of Pulaski County, and is doing a first-class business. In politics he is a Republican. His marriage with Miss LOU J. AGNEW, daughter of JOSEPH B. AGNEW, Sr. was celebrated October 7, 1874, and to their union have been born two children - LOLA and JAY."