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    Grayson Dye, farmer; P. O. Piqua; a descendant of the old Dye family, of pioneer history; was born in Miami County January 11, 1841, and is the son of James M. and Letty (Cecil) Dye; he was also born in Miami County, and she in Virginia, but came with her parents to Ohio when just 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 County in 1799, being one of the earliest of the pioneers; they located upon the same section 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 General 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 October 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 had 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, giving him the superintendency of 419 acres of land; he is largely engaged in the raising of stock, having 700 sheep and the best blooded stock; he is an active thorough-going farmer, and believes that successful farming requires knowledge and scientific attainments

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