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The Reverend John William KAYE -- Philadelphia, PA

Jesse Ingham KAYE -- Riverside, IA

The Reverend John William KAYE

Philadelphia, PA

KAYE, John William, clergyman and author, was born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, Jan. 9, 1846; son of Thomas and Lucy (Cully) Kaye. He immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1852, and settled in Philadelphia, Pa. He entered the Pennsylvania militia as a private at the age of seventeen and served through the emergency call of June and July, 1863. He also served as a private in the 3d Pennsylvania volunteers, heavy artillery, 1864-65; rose to the rank of 2d lieutenant in June, 1865, and was honorably mustered out of the service, Nov. 9, 1865.

He was a student in the University of Pennsylvania, 1870-72; was graduated at the College of New Jersey, A.B., 1874, and at the Divinity school of the Protestant Episcopal church at Philadelphia, Pa., in 1876. He was ordained deacon in the Protestant Episcopal church in 1876 and priest in 1877, and was rector of St. Timothy's church, Philadelphia, 1883-88; of All Saints' church at Norristown, Pa., 1890-94, and assistant to Dr. F. A. D. Launt, rector of St. David's church, Philadelphia, 1894-1900. He is the author of: Luray Cave (1882); Flight, Capture and Imprisonment of Jefferson Davis (1883); Night Ascent of Vesuvius (1887); and The Royal Tomb at Charlottenburg (1888).

from �The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume VI; K.�

See also the obituary for Rev. John W. Kaye

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Jesse Ingham KAYE

Riverside, IA

KAYE, J. I., farmer; Sec. 5; P. O. Riverside; was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1818, and there grew to manhood, following the trade of mechanic; in 1849 he came to the United States, settling first in Philadelphia; followed his trade there until 1855, when he settled on his present homestead, following farming; he is the owner of 131 acres of as good land as can be found in the township, all under good cultivation; he has been twice married; first in England, in 1840, to Miss Nancy Drausfield [note -- this is a misspelling; name is actually "Dransfield"]; by this union they had four children, one of whom, Eliza (now Mrs. Switzer, of Jewell county, Kansas), is now living; Sarah, Emma, and Samuel I., are deceased; his wife died in 1850 and he was married a second time December 25, 1853, to Anna L. Kling; she is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was born in 1828; they have seven children: Sarah G. (now Mrs. Ridabaugh), Charles A., Jessie [also misspelled; should be "Jesse"] W., George D., James F., William W., Percy L; have lost four: Joseph G. [should be "S."], Ruth M., Mary E., and an infant; two years ago he visited England after an absence of twenty-nine years; Mr. and Mrs. Kaye are members of the New Church.

from "The History of Washington County, Iowa, Containing A History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c.," pages 695-696, published in 1880 by the Union Historical Company of Des Moines, Iowa. This volume is in "protective custody" at the Washington County Public Library, Washington, Iowa.

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