Martin Van Buren Dye1

ID # 172, (1839-1902)
Descendants of Catherine Jones & William Coleman
     Martin Van Buren Dye was born in August 1839 at Wayland, New York.1 He married Phoebe Coleman, daughter of Daniel Coleman and Mary Abel, on 15 November 1887 at Chesaning, Michigan. (notes: Michigan marriage reg.
Record nbr. 118, License date Nov. 9, 1887, marriage date Nov. 15, 1887, at Chesaning, Michigan, clergyman W.W. Benson, M.E. Minister.
Martin V. Dye, 47, residing Chesaning, Sag. Co., born Wayland, N.Y., farmer. Parents Benjamin Dye and Polly Stone. Previously married once.
Phoebe Coleman, 34, born and residing Troy, Canada. Parents names shown as 'not known'. Not previously married. No witnesses are named.

At the time of his marriage to Phoebe, Martin was evidently the widower of Frances Dye, who it is believed died on January 1, 1885.

Asa was born in 1888 and by the time of the Canadian 1891 census, Phoebe is back in Troy, Beverly Township, with Asa. She states that she is married.

Martin Dye, however, in 1898, married again. There is no mention of a divorce and his marriage registration states that he was previously married once, though his parentage makes it clear that he is the same person. His second wife was Addie C. Ballard, a widow, and her maide name was Rhodes. This is made clear by the 1900 census at Chesaning which shows step children with Martin by the name of Ballard.).1
He died in 1902 at Chesaning, Michigan.1 Martin is probably the Martin V. Dye who service with the New York Heavy Artillery during the Civil War.1

Last Edited=9 Jun 2009

Child of Martin Van Buren Dye and Phoebe Coleman


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.