John M. Dye was b. abt 1876 in Russell Co., VA, the s/o Richard Dye & Frances Brown. On 29 July 1897 in Buchanan Co., VA, he married Florence A. Hale the d/o John J. Hale & Martha C. Brown. Florence was b. abt 1878. John & Florence had the following children, Ida Bell b. abt 1898, Dora Pearl b. abt 1901, Elbert P. b. 10 Jun 1905, Martha Jane b. 02 Oct 1907, Rebecca b. abt 1910, Lydia M. b. abt 1913, Bessie M. b. abt 1915 and Gussie V. b. abt 1917.