The Dye and Dobbs family came from Kentucky to Missouri in the early part of the nineteenth century by wagon train, by the way of the present site of Springfield, Missouri, which consisted of one lone log cabin. They had trouble at Turnback, so named because so many turned back when Wilson Creek flooded.
William and Kizzy (Kisiah or Kisine) Dobbs are the first generation of this record. The family settled in Joplin, Missouri. They were principally miners and most of the men at some time in their lives worked in the mines at Joplin and later in the Aurora mines. The family moved to Christian Co. after the Civil War.
We have no birthday record of either William or Kizzy (Dobbs) Dye; however, William Dye died December 29, 1867 of a head injury suffered during the Civil War. Kizzy Dye, who was quite old, died in 1899. They are both buried in a small cemetery, the Carter Cemetery, in Christian Co., Missouri.
William had a brother, Elmer Dye, who went to Arkansas when the family came to Missouri, nothing was from Elmer after that.
Kizzy had a brother, George Dobbs, who later settled in Springfield. We know nothing of his decendants. She also had a sister Martha Dobbs, who married John Bright. They had three children, John Wesley, Andrew and George.
John Henry Dye b. 1844 m. Martha Ann Smith, son of William and Kizzy. He was a member of the Original Bald Knobbers of Christian Co., but left the Orgaization when it's members began to use it for personal vengence. Martha (Dobbs) Bright's son John Wesley was killed by the Bald Knobbers, when he killed his wife.
As to politics, the first and second generations were evidently Republicans as they were Union soldiers. They were predominantly Baptist but the third and succeeding generations branched out to include Methodist, Presbyterian, Cumberland Presbyterian, Christian Evangelical-United Brethern, Cathloic, Church of Christ and Nazarine.
The Dye's branches out to Bilyeu, Bright, Dobbs, Larkins, Larson, Matthews, McReynolds, Patterson, and Steward
John Taylor Dye b. 1903 m. Ethel Viola Wills. With this union the following families became Dye Branches. Bickmore (Bigmore), Reeder, Rexroad (Rexroth), Skaggs and Wills.
Stanley Dye b. 1928 m. Adelia Anne Scott. With this union the following families became part of the Dye branches. Ahart, Belknap, Blount, Boshaw (Beauchamp), Buell, Colton, Davis, de Beauchamp, DeBerkely, DeMontigue, Dickinson, Eyre, Felt, Green, Griswold, Kibbe, Lee, Littleton, Looker (Luker), Lyon(s), LeMunyon (Munyon), Meigs, Phelps, Scott, Stanley, Stephen, Sutton, Wolcolt and Woods