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Re: Any Descendants of Great Hanging?
Posted by: HRHJWNII (ID *****1061) Date: January 18, 2004 at 18:04:08
In Reply to: Re: Any Descendants of Great Hanging? by Angela Pavloff of 1676

I have two different cemetery surveys for Ben Dye Cemetery, (just across the Cooke County border in Grayson County) both list Rama Dye as being buried there. Seeing as how they are related very closely I believe Dawson might be there as well. There is a Jack Cottrell buried there in an unmarked grave and a John Cottrell was hung in 1862. That might be him considering Jack/John is interchangable and the fact he didn't have any kin here might explain why he had no headstone. The cemetery is a few miles SW of Whitesboro, about due east from Woodbine. A huge majority of those hung were from around the Woodbine area by the way. I would focus on this cemetery. See this website on Dye that mentions his burial there and which book was used:

18. Rama7 Dye (Fauntleroy6, Avery5, Fauntleroy4, Avery3, Arthur2, Martin1) was born in Kentucky circa 1818. Rama died October 13, 1862 in Cooke County, Texas, at 44 years of age.(40) He was hung as a Union sympathizer during the Great Hangings at Gainesville. His body was interred October 13, 1862 in Grayson County, Texas, at Ben Dye Cemetery.(41)

41. Mrs. T.E. Henry and Mrs. Sears Anderson., Grayson County, Texas, Cemetery Inscriptions and Related Family History, 3 Volumes (Fort Worth: Hudson Heritage Books), Volume III, Page 2 (Ben Dye Cemetery) (hereafter cited as Henry and Anderson, Grayson County Cemeteries).

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