1J.H. Beers & Co., Representative Men and Old Families of Southeastern Massachusetts, Vol. 1, p. 329 (1912).
"(II) John Nye, son of Benjamin, took the oath of fidelity in 1678 and served on the grand jury in that same year. He and his brother Ebenezer bought 100 acres of land in Falmouth, and in 1689 they were granted 200 acres more. He was one of a committee in 1694 appointed to erect two cottages on the plain convenient for the shepherds to dwell in. He and William Bassett were appointed a committee Sept. 19, 1695, to provide a suitable person to keep school, the remuneration to be ten pounds. He married Esther Shedd, He died in 1722, and both left wills. Their children were: Benjamin, born Nov. 24, 1673; John, Nov. 22, 1675; Abigail, April 18, 1678 (married Edward Dillingham); Experience, Dec. 16, 1682 (married Joseph Swift); Hannah, Jan. 19, 1685 (married Isaac Jennings); Ebenezer, Sept. 23, 1687; Peleg, Nov. 12, 1689; Nathan; Joseph, 1694; Cornelius, 1697.".