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Rear Admiral, U. S. N. 







Life of Rear Admiral George Dewey written and book edited by 
Adelbert M. Dewey, of Washington, D. C. 

Dewey Family History compiled by Louis Marinus Dewey, of West- 
field, Mass., assisted by William T. Dewey, of Montpelier, 
Vt., and Orville C. Dewey, of Wheeling, W. Va. 



Westfield, Mass. 




CorvRir.HT, i8g8, Bv 


Washington, D. C. 




To the American people, of whom George Dewey, of 
Vermont, is a most illustrious example, and to the 
many thousands of noble men and women in this 
haven for the oppressed of all the world in whose 
veins course the blood of Thomas Dewey, the Settler, 
this book is most respectfully dedicated by its authors. 


In Life of George Dewey. 

Opp. Page. 

ADMIRAL GEORGE DEWEY, 3779 Frontispiece 



















GREELEY, MRS. MARY P. (DEWEY). .3780 17 



OF A TAR" - 19-23 

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In Dewey Family History. 

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DEWEY, ALBERT H., 7605 960 DEWEY, 




DEWEY, ARTHUR N,. 6002 712 DEWEY, 









REV. DR. CHEijTLR 8275 



DR. DAVID ROHtRl' 912 



DANIEL L.,6931 

MISS DOLLY, DAU 01 1160 






, EDWIN JOHN, 6143 

ELIAS, 2(i, 6713 



0pp. Paoe. 



DEWEY. REV. F. M..M. A., 680 363 




DEWEY. FKANKLIN SETH, 2il. 9078 1032 



DEWEY, GEORGE BURR. 8943 1033 







DEWEY, CAPT. HEM;\ II i J 6,i6 

DEWEY, HENRY J.. (■:' 785 





DEWEY ISRAEL, 1536 520 


DEWEY, JAMES, 8189 953 

DEWEY. PROF. JAMES A.. 4072 617 




DEWEY. DR. JAMES JAY, 4676 704 

DEWEY, PROF. JAMES R., 90112 1040 

DEWEY. JASON. 2D, 8592 1033 

DEWEY. .7ESSE EDSON, 2D, 3673 633 

DEWEY. GEN. JOEL A., 8758 1025 

DEUET, JOHN, 524 353 

DEWEY, HON. DR. JOHN, 1550a 473 



DEWEY, JOHN JAY, M. D., .32.35 6.33 


DEWEY. CAPT. JOHN W.,1.5^yi 520 

DEWEY. JOSHUA., 13S5 440 

DEWEY.JULIAN HILAND, M. D., sanl 1032 




T0RIAN.9185 , 201 

DEWEY. MRS. L. M. AND SON,'.'!--. 10,32 

DEWEY. LYM.W. u:; 368 

DEWEY. MAKIs «.,(,:-- 712 

DEWEY.PROK, Mri,\ll„r:-- 697 

DEWEY, MlI/rnN. ,'2.1 352 



DEWEY, GOV. NELSON. 3231 632 

DEWEY, NOAH B., 476,5 704 


DEWEY. REV. DR. OnVMl I 945 


DEWEY, MRS. PERMEI.H I. i K -^- 1 1\ ifi- or523 352 

DEWEY, RICHARD. 611 368 

DEWEY, DR. RICHARD. 875.3 1033 



DEWEY, ROWLAND. .8537 984 

DEWEY, RUSSELL E,,276 369 

DEWEY, DR. SAMUF.I. J.,6S42 785 



DEWEY. 8EABURY C. 1'.60 536 

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DEWEY, MRS. S. C. . 3560 J36 

DEWEY, SETH, 8349 9«0 


DEWEY, SILAS HENRY, 3021 6119 

DEWEY, SIMON. 3D, 1528 464 



ENGLAND, SON OF 9128 960 



DEWEY. WARREN C. 3723 664 




DEWEY, WILLIS, 6745 785 


DEWEY, REV. WILLIS C. ,;i: 536 










HORN, MRS. SARAH A. (DEWEY), 8439 984 



KIRBY, MRS. ANNA L, (DEWEY). 9175 1040 



LOOMIS. MRS. GRACE N. (DEWEY). 9186 960 

MAINE. DR.. FRANK D., 6107 760 

MILLER. DR. A. C, SON OF ,522 353 

NICHOLS. DR. C. A.. SON OF. 3194 664 
















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FIRST 232 







Life of Admiral George Dewey. 

A Lively Schoolboy 

A Loving Sister's Trit.ute. 

Anecdotes of Boyhood Days 

A Personal Reminiscence 

A Positive Man 

Battle of Manila Bay 

Both Joy and Sorrow 

Claimed by Seven Nations 

Col. Hopkins' Prophetic Sons 

Commended by His Neighbors 


" Easily Ranks First" 

First Baptism of Fire 

From Reafr Admiral Bnnce 

Georfte Dewey 

He Obeyed Orders 

Honorary Degrees and Medals 

Honored by Congress 

In a Nutshell 

Jeweled Sword from the Government.. 


Lessons Learned from the Victory 78 

Lost Dewey's Money 115 

Norwich University 92 

Official Report of Battle 61 

Of Royal Descent 31 

Preface to Life of George Dewey 5 

Presented with Flags 89 

Popular in Washington 113 

Smarter Than Chain Lightning 112 

■' The Battle of Manila, " Illustrated Po.-m 48 

The Battle Was Hard Fought 74 

The Coolest of Offlcers 108 

The "Dewey" Craze 124 

The Fleets Compared 66 

The Hand of God 98 

The Lucky Rabbit's Foot 128 

"The Poor Little Child of a Tar." 19 

The Royal Arms 37 

To His Former Enemies 99 

Tribute From a Fellow Club Man -. ....... 110 

In Dewey Family History. 

Appendix ^^'^ 

Biography of — 

Abner Dewey **•'! 

Adelbert M. Dewey STf. 

Capt.. Adljah Dewey 241 

Hon. Albert Gallatin Dewey ■')07 

Albert Lewis Dewey 1010 

AlfVed Timothy Dewey 804 

Hon. Almon Ralph Dewey 378 

Ansel Dewey 973 

Hon. Charles Dewey 680 

Chauncey Dewey 492 

Rev. Chester Dewey, M. D., D. D., LL. D 913 

Chester Franklin Dewey 374 

Daniel Clark Dewey 345 

David Dewey. M. D 285 

Edmund Sabln Dewey 1030 

Eldad Dewey 873 

Captain Elijah Dewey 871 

Captain Edward Dewey 681 

Francis Henshaw Dewey 1017 

Frederick Perkins Dewey 1014 

George Melville Dewey 826 

Biography of— Continued 

and poem by George Washington Dewey 

Hiram Todd Dewey 

Israel Dewey.. 

Deacon James Dewe> 

Kev. Jedediah Dewej Jd 

John C. Dewey 

Dr. Julius Yematis Dewe\ 

Louis Marlnus Dew ej 

Lteut. Martin Dewey 

Prof. Melvil Dewey 

Gov. Nelson Dewey 

Kev. Orvllle Dewey D D 

Richard Dewey M D 

Adjutant Russell Dewev 

Capt. Samuel W Dewey 

Seth Dewey 

Solomon Dewey 
Ueut. Theodore Olbbs Dewey 
Thomas Charles Dewey 
Thomas Jefferson Dewey 
Walter Dewey M D 
Walter Egbert D< v, ej 
William Tarbo\ I)inL\ 

Table of Contents. 

C*pt. Zebeillah Dewey 

Hod. Franklin Dewey Ricbards 

FrankllD S. JCiibards 

Samuel W. Richa-ls 

Gen. William Sheppard 

Irving Dewey \\ illiams 

Paul Baxter Yalo 
Branch of Anna ( Dewey) W oodwatd 


Explanatory .... 
Family Characti ristics. 
Family Origin.. 

[to I 

ndex to Section ^ 

1 or dt hct nilant.. of Dc 

258 Index to Section 5 

541 Israel Dewey the First. 

547 Jedcdlah Dewey the First 

544 Joslah Dewey the First 

263 Journal of John Dewey, Revolutionary Soldier ., 

ion Our English and Other Cousins 

309 PostofiQces Named Dewey -... 

717 Preface 

1082 Prelnde 

209 Section I, Branch of Thomas «« 

206 Section 2, Branch of Josiah _ 

206 Section 3, Branch of Israel 

1105 Section 4. Branch of Jededlah 

1083 Section 8, Miscellaneous Deweys _ 

1087 The Family History 

11195 Thomas Dewey, the Settler - 

1099 Thomas the Second.....™.... „....«„..-....«., 

Aullior and Edil 


To tell the story of a life well spent and honorably ended 
requires but the pen of the faithful historian and biog- 
rapher ; but to record for all time the past achievements 
of a man yet in the prime of most perfect manhood, whose career 
of usefulness may yet continue for more than a score of years, and 
one whose manifest destiny seems to have already made for him a 
place in the very topmost niche of fame as a naval commander, 
calls for the exercise of mines of thought and powers of intellect 
well calculated to command the very best effort of any author. 

In gathering the story of the Life of Rear Admiral George Dewey 
we have had access to an unusual fount of knowledge in the person 
of the Admiral's loving sister, Mrs. Mary P. Greeley, whose assist- 
ance was gratefully accepted by the writer ; and other members of 
the family of George Dewey have also generously aided us in the 
preparation of this work. A letter received from George Dewey 
himself as late as October 29, and written from the flagship Olympia 
on September 14, 1898, cordially approves our effort, and very 
graciously indorses the stories of his life as furnished by his devoted 

In this work we have studiously avoided giving to the story a 
stereotyped official character, but have rather sought to present in 
an interesting manner both fact and fable for the delectation of the 
American people. 


Washington, D. C, November i, 1898. 


" An honest tale speeds best, being plainly told." — Shakespeare. 

THE day was Christmas, that happiest of all the winter holi- 
days, and the good people of the Capital City of the Green 
Mountain State were as merry with their festivities as is 
the custom in all those ancient New England households. Decem- 
ber 25 comes there as early as elsewhere in the calendar year; but, 
somehow, it seems to be a little later in the season when the snow 
has lain on the ground for several weeks, and the jolly jingle of the 
sleighbells has become sufficiently familiar to no longer cause a 
scurry of the children to the windows to see the horses and hear the 
music of the sweet toned harbingers of peace and happiness. And, 
too, the latitude of Montpelier is pretty well North, and long ere 
the last week in December the thrifty householder of the year of our 
Lord 1837 had banked his house against the wintry winds, and 
lighted the fires in the great stoves and fireplaces which make the 
long evenings pass so pleasantly, and which have given to the homes 
of Vermont a fame above that of most of her sister States as a place 
of good cheer during the Yule Tide season. It is here the children 
come to crack nuts, eat apples and drink the best of sweet cider, and 
the ringing laughter, mingled now and again with the music of song 
or the interesting tales of other holidays, have a tendency to make 
the older ones wish for a return of the days of childhood, when 
Santa Claus was not to them a myth, before the years of care and 
responsibility had made them acquainted with the stern realities 
of life. 

Nearly opposite the State House on State street there then stood 

a vineclad cottage, known far and wide as the hospitable home of 

one of Vermont's foremost citizens, Dr. Julius Yemans Dewey. 

Pleasant were the surroundings here, so far as Nature and loving 


8 Life of George Dewey. 

hands could make them, and the stately elm trees, with their over- 
hanging branches, glistening with the crystals which heaven alone 
can send them at this season of the year, only added to the grandeur 
of the landscape. Back of the house at a little distance ran the mur- 
muring waters of the Onion river, where boys and girls, in their 
warm hoods and fur mufflers, gathered during the winter months to 
while away an idle hour and gain much needed respite from their 
studies or labors, and "crack the whip" was as much in evidence 
with the skaters then as the latter-day sport of curling is in this year 
of 1898. In the distance are to be seen the snow-clad tops of the 
mountain ranges for which the State is famous, and which, for six 
months in each year, are so covered with verdure as to entitle them 
to the appellation of "Green Mountains." 

In this pretty cottage home of Dr. Dewey, Christmas Day, 1837, 
was not unlike those of other years. Children there were — two 
robust boys, aged respectively, 8 and 11 years — and to them the 
recurring holiday brought its usual accompaniment of toys, sleds, 
skates, pop-corn, candy, nice warm mittens and fur-lined coats and 
caps. But there was present an air of quiet expectancy of itself apart 
from the regular festivities, and no one acquainted with the family 
were at all surprised when, on the following day, December 26, they 
learned that another baby boy had come to bless the home of Dr. 
Dewey and his most estimable beloved wife. That babe was 
christened a few days later in the church which the father had 
founded, and was named George Dewey. The large congregation 
who witnessed the baptism, and who heard the prompt decisive 
answers of the fond parents to the questions propounded by the 
dark-robed rector of Christ Church, little realized that the infant 
thus starting on the journey of life was one day to become the best- 
loved American of his time, achieve the greatest naval victory in the 
history of nations, and, by the effort of a single day practically end 
a mighty war with a powerful nation, and change the map of the 

George Dewey was what some people would call "well born." 
His parents were both among the most highly respected people in 



Life of George Dewey. 9 

that staid old city of Montpeiier. His father had been graduated at 
the age of twenty-three years from the Medical Department of the 
University of Vermont, and practised his profession with great suc- 
cess till 1850, when he became medical examiner of the National Life 
Insurance Company. During those six and twenty years the genial 
doctor became the best-known man in all that country round. His 
visits to the bedside of the sick and dying brought him in contact 
with thousands of families, the descendants of whom are now con- 
gratulating George Dewey and his family on the victory of Manila 
Bay. To the sick his coming was as a beam of sunshine on a dark 
and dreary day. He was a religious man, but not one of the sort 
who carried his Christianity on his coat sleeve to be seen of men, 
but who, rather, permitted the glory of his Master to shine out in 
his countenance, and who spoke cheering words to those in trouble, 
and always had a pleasant smile for those with whom he came in 
daily contact. His was a religion of deeds, not words, and many 
are the tales told since his death by those whom he had helped in 
many ways during his long and useful life. He dispensed charity 
with a lavish hand, and yet his left hand never knew what his right 
hand was doing. As may be readily understood, Julius Yemans 
Dewey was a man of importance in the community where he lived, 
and his counsel and advice were often sought by men in all the walks 
of life. He was a man of musical and literary tastes, and he is said 
to rarely have permitted a Sunday evening to pass which did not 
witness a gathering of the young people of his immediate neighbor- 
hood at his home, where for an hour the sweet tones of the cottage 
organ were united with the melodious notes of the doctor's own 
superb tenor, mingled with the voices of a score or more young 
men and women, all singing in sweet accord the popular hymns for 
which the Hymnal of the Episcopal Church is so justly noted Long 
prayers were not the doctor's forte ; but praises to God in the true 
spirit of Christian fellowship in every day life were the character- 
istics of the Admiral's father. When the handful of worshipers in 
Montpeiier who espoused the Episcopal faith decided to build a 
church of their own, it was to Doctor Dewey they came for counsel, 


10 Life of George Dewey. 

and he became known as the founder of Christ Church. The first 
funeral ever lield in this sacred edifice was that of George Dewey's 
sainted mother, who passed over to the bright beyond when the 
future hero of Manila Bay was but a mere chit of a boy of five years. 
It was in the Sunday School of Christ Church that young George 
was taught his first lessons in the catechism, and here, too, he was 
confirmed and admitted to fellowship in the church in which he has 
been a consistent worshiper all the days of the years since passed. 
Dr. Julius Y. Dewey was ever interested deeply in all matters of an 
educational nature, and the churches, public schools and libraries of 
Vermont always had in him a staunch supporter and earnest friend. 
He was a public-spirited citizen, and was ever ready with his voice 
or purse to aid in the advancement of railroad, church, school, hotel 
or other enterprises in which his loved village or city of Montpelier 
might become interested. In a word, George Dewey's father was a 
man among men, highly educated, cultured, of strict integrity, 
exceptional morals, and firmness of character, just such a man as one 
would expect to know as the progenitor of such a leader of men as 
Rear Admiral George Dewey. 

The Admiral's ancestors all along the line from Thomas Dewey 
the Settler, who landed in Massachusetts Bay with the Rev. John 
Warham's little band of persecuted Christians in the summer of 
1630, down through the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, 
have been men who have taken a prominent part in the affairs of 
State and Nation. And, too, he comes of stock possessing the quali- 
ties which he himself has shown in his destruction of the Spanish 
fleet in the harbor of Cavite. The Deweys have ever been fighters 
— not brawlers who quarrel for the sake of creating a disturbance, 
but fighters to the manor born, who were ever ready to lay down 
their lives if need be in defense of their country's honor, or to resent 
any insult to their country's flag. Among the best known of the 
family's representatives in this class stands the name of the Rev. 
Jedediah Dewey, whom history tells us adjourned a service in his 
church to go out one Sunday morning to fight the British at the 
Battle of Bennington, and returned to the house of worship and took 

Life of George Dewey. ii 

up his sermon where he had left off when interrupted, and finished 
it to the end. Another of this same family was Capt. Elijah Dewey, 
a son of the Rev. Jedediah, who has a record of having been at 
Ticonderoga, the evacuation of St. Clare, at the Battle of Bennington, 
where his reverend father earned the title of "the fighting parson," 
and at the surrender of Burgoyne. And when that other Vermonter, 
Ethan Allen, put in an appearance so early in the morning and 
demanded the keys of the fortress at Ticonderoga, he was accom- 
panied by Ensign Simeon Dewey, who was a brother of George 
Dewey's great-grandfather, Capt. William Dewey, who was himself 
very much in evidence all through the Revolutionary War. Several 
others of the Admiral's ancestors in direct line have been equally as 
conspicuous as defenders of the stars and stripes as those so briefly 

The youthful George, as a boy, was not unlike other boys of his 
own circle of acquaintance ; but he was ever the chosen leader in all 
the games or sports. Elsewhere in this volume are told stories and 
anecdotes of his childhood and youth, all going to illustrate a char- 
acter which the passage of the years has but intensified and strength- 
ened. As a child he played marbles, swapped knives with the other 
boys, played mumble-te-peg, jacks, four old cat, hide and seek, and 
all the other games known to Young America in that day and gen- 
eration. But one thing was noticeable. His kite would fly a little 
the highest, he was a trifle the best shot at marbles, his hand a little 
steadier than the others at the game of jacks ; and when some one 
was wanted to take the lead in anything, from playing truant to go 
nutting, to the running away from school to go in swimming, it 
was the future Admiral who was called upon to head the procession. 

And so his life was spent till he was fourteen years of age, when 
he followed the dominie who had so soundly trounced him in the 
village school, as related elsewhere, to a private school which he 
established about this time in a neighboring village. But George 
was not to be contented with the quiet life which his family had led, 
and yearned for something more exciting. It was this spirit which 
led him one year later to prevail upon his father to send him to the 

12 Life of George Dewey. 

military academy since known as Norwich University, then located 
at Norwich, Vt., but which has since been moved to Northfield in 
the same state. Here he was prepared for West Point, but here, too, 
he acquired a liking for the Naval branch of the government service, 
and after much effort, succeeded in obtaining the permission of his 
father to enter the Naval Academy at Annapolis. It was not so 
hard in those days to secure an appointment to West Point or 
Annapolis as it is now; but the entrance examinations were if any- 
thing even harder. A schoolmate of his at Norwich, named George 
Spaulding, also wished to enter the Naval Academy, and it so hap- 
pened that Spaulding secured the appointment to the vacancy then 
existing to the credit of the State of Vermont, while George Dewey 
was certified as alternate. But, as is often the case, the alternate 
entered the class, and George Spaulding is now a preacher of the 
Gospel in Syracuse, N. Y., and is reported to have preached an elo- 
quent discourse to an interested congregation May 15, 1898, on the 
subject of his former schoolmate's great naval victory. Young 
Dewey entered the Naval Academy in the freshmen class of 1854, at 
the age of seventeen, and proved to be one of the brightest students 
in his class. Many boys at Annapolis squirm under the severe disci- 
pline of the Academy ; but to George Dewey it seemed to be accepted 
as a matter of course. And the discipline and painstaking care with 
which every move was made and every shot fired in Manila Bay 
on that eventful Sunday morning of May i, 1898, is but an evidence 
of the great value of that same rigid accounting to which every stu- 
dent is held who enters the Academy at Annapolis, and which has 
given to the American navy the best trained officers of any navy in 
the world. 

George Dewey entered the Naval Academy at a critical period in 
the Nation's history. It was during the years just preceding the 
War of the Rebellion, and there were many sons of Southern States 
in all the classes of the Academy. Slavery and anti-slavery discus- 
sions were of every-day occurrence on the Academy green, and the 
gallant son of the Green Mountain State could always be depended 
on to espouse the cause of liberty and human freedom. And what 



HON. dkwey 3777. 

Life of George Dewey. 13 

was more, he was ever ready to defend his position with muscle if 
necessary. He did not mind being called a "Yankee," for to him 
that was a title rather to be proud of; and it was not a difficult task 
for him to find a name for his opponents quite as opprobrious as any 
they should apply to him. Young Dewey was not quarrelsome ; but 
he knew when he was insulted, and was as ready to resent an insult 
then as he was to carry out the President's order to find and destroy 
or capture the Spanish fleet in the China Sea. And it is said of him 
that he always came out first best in all such contests. He had 
rather study than fight ; but he could do both equally well, as the 
Spanish admiral in the Phillipine waters can testify. On one occa- 
sion, when the future Admiral had soundly thrashed a fellow cadet 
who had assaulted him because he disagreed with him on some point 
or other, he was challenged to a duel with pistols. The challenge 
was promptly accepted, and we may be sure there would have been 
a vacancy in some class the next morning had not some fellow stu- 
dents informed the officer of the day of the impending contest on the 
field of honor. And the vacancy would not have been in the Ver- 
mont contingent either. 

The class of 1854 contained some sixty members, but only four- 
teen men finished the course and graduated. George Dewey was 
not at the head of this class, but was near enough to the head of the 
line to speak volumes for his devotion to his duties while in school. 
He was number five on that list of graduates, which numbered among 
its members several other men who have made their mark in the 
history of the United States Navy, though it remained for George 
Dewey to eclipse all who had preceded him on the honor roll of the 
American Naval Register. 

This was in 1858, and the following two years found him cruising 
in the Mediterranean sea on the Wabash, with a captain who after- 
ward left the service of the United States to enter the navy of the 
Confederacy. It was during this period that he visited the Holy 
Land, and from there sent home to his aged grandsire an olive wood 
cane, which the old gentleman carried and prized to the day of his 
death, which occurred a few years later in Vermont. 

14 Life of George Dewey. 

In i860 George Dewey was ordered back to Annapolis for 
examination for a commission, and succeeded so well as to advance 
him in class standing over two of his fellows, giving him a final 
rating of number three. On April 19, 1861, he was commissioned a 
Lieutenant, and from 1861 to 1863 served on the steam sloop Missis- 
sippi of the West Gulf squadron. He took part in the capture of 
New Orleans in 1862, and also of Port Royal in 1863. He subse- 
quently served on the gunboat Agawam, of the North Atlantic 
squadron and participated in two attacks on Fort Fisher in 1864 and 
1865. Was promoted to be Lieutenant Commander March 3, 1865, 
and a year later became executive officer of the famous gunboat 
Kearsarge, which destroyed the Alabama. He also served on the 
frigate Colorado, flagship of the European squadron. On returning 
to the United States, in 1868, he was detailed for duty at Annapolis, 
where he remained two years. In 1870 he was assigned to the com- 
mand of the Narragansett, and on April 13, 1872, he was commis- 
sioned as Commander. 

From 1872 to 1875 Commander Dewey served on the Pacific 
Survey. He became Lighthouse Inspector in 1876, and was Secre- 
tary to the Lighthouse Board from 1877 to 1882, being at this time 
assigned to the command of the Juniata, of the Asiatic squadron. 
Two years later he was promoted to be a Captain, and took com- 
mand of the Dolphin, and afterwards of the Pensacola, flagship of 
the European squadron. In 1888 Captain Dewey was detailed as 
Chief of the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting, with the rank of 
Commodore. His commission as a Commodore, however, was not 
issued to him until February 28, 1896. Was a member of the Light- 
house Board again from 1893 to 1895, being transferred to Board of 
Inspection and Survey immediately thereafter, and in 1896 and 1897 
he was President of this latter important department of the naval 

During the summer of 1897 George Dewey's health, which was 
not of the best while on shore duty, began to fail him, and, as he 
was fast approaching the age limit for the active service of the 
Navy, he was urged by his friends to take another cruise for the 

Life of George Dewey. 15 

benefit of his health. There are many interesting tales told regard- 
ing his assignment to the command of the squadron then in Asiatic 
waters. One of them is to the effect that his assignment was strenu- 
ously opposed by some of those high in authority, and that it was 
only when his friend of a lifetime, the Hon. Senator Redfield Proc- 
tor, called on President McKinley and made a personal request that 
Dewey be thus assigned that the orders were issued which eventually 
brought fame to the Hero of Manila Bay and success to the Ameri- 
can Navy unparalleled in the history of naval warfare. The assign- 
ment to the command of the Asiatic squadron was issued from the 
Navy Department at Washington, November 30, 1897, and one 
month later the coming Rear Admiral raised his pennant over the 
flagship Olympia at Hong Kong, China. 

And here he was found when the cowardly destruction of the 
battleship Maine in the harbor of Havana, Cuba, stirred the hearts 
of the great American people, and roused within their usual peace- 
ful breasts a fire of resentment for the insult offered by Spain to the 
emblem of civil and religious liberty which could only be quenched 
by a declaration of war. All the efforts of Spain and her American 
allies in Congress and out could not remove from the American 
mind the belief that the great sacrifice of human life in the harbor 
of Havana was a premeditated and murderous crime, committed 
with the full approval of some of the authorities at least represent- 
ing the Kingdom of Spain, and when the President of the United 
States sent to George Dewey the order to proceed at once to capture 
or destroy the Spanish fleet in Asiatic waters he little anticipated 
how thoroughly and well that order would be obeyed. Carrying 
out his instructions to the letter was one of George Dewey's char- 
acteristics, and the measure of discipline to which he had ever 
yielded a ready acquiescence himself he was just as certain to exact 
from others round him. But while he was firm and exacting as a 
commander no one ever accused him of unfairness or injustice. 
And when the shadows of war began to hover over the American 
and Spanish nations. Commodore Dewey began making preparations 
for the struggle which, with his keen sense of diplomacy and per- 

i6 Life of George Dewey. 

ception, he could see was well-nigh inevitable. His ships were 
made ready for the fray, and when the vessels of his victorious fleet 
entered the Bay of Manila on that eventful night of April 30, it was 
after more than one month of careful preparation. In a letter to 
his dear sister at Montpelier, written just before he sailed on his 
still hunt for the fleet of Spain, he said: "I believe we shall make 
short work of the Spanish reign in the Philippines." And it now 
remains, at the time of this writing (November i, 1898) for the 
American Peace Commissioners in session at Paris to make good the 
word so prophetically spoken by George Dewey late in the month 
of April, 1898. Another sentence in the same letter is worthy of 
reproduction here: "I believe I am not over-confident in saying 
that, with the force under my command, I could enter the Bay of 
Manila, capture or destroy the Spanish squadron, and reduce the 
defenses, in one day. ' ' After receiving his orders from the President 
to proceed, he wrote: "I am thankful we have now received our 
orders. We have got them (the Spanish fleet) where we want them, 
and we will now fix them. " And fix them he did in earnest — how 
well, the story of the Battle of Manila, elsewhere told with more of 
detail, only too vividly portrays. His prophesied limit of time to 
one day he reduced to an actual time of less than four hours of 
fighting, and within twelve hours from the time the first vessel 
of his fleet passed the batteries at the entrance to Manila Bay 
he had literally "captured or destroyed the Spanish squadron," 
and planted Old Glory on the ramparts above the fortress at Cavite 
on Spanish soil. And there she floats to-day, now, as ever, the 
sign of freedom from the yoke of the oppressor, and the emblem of 
human liberty. There may she ever float is the fervent wish of the 
writer, who believes he voices the sentiment of all true Americans. 
After the battle of May i, George Dewey found himself con- 
fronted with a peculiar condition of things in the Philippines. The 
attention of other nations was at once attracted to the desirability 
of sharing in the spoils of conquest, if spoils there were to be, and 
the warships of several nations were headed for the Philippine 
waters. Representatives of Germany in particular seemed inclined 


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to rather take sides with the Spanish authorities, and there were at 
times apprehensions lest some violation of the treaty of neutrality- 
might lead to serious results. The Emperor's brother, Prince 
Henry, who represented his government at Hong Kong, called on 
Admiral Dewey to say good-bye as the American fleet was about to 
leave Chinese waters for Manila. U. S. Consul Wildman and 
Captain Gridley, of the Olympia, were on the quarter deck of the flag- 
ship in conversation with the Commodore and the Prince. The 
Prince said laughingly to the three, but looking Dewey in the eye : 

"I will send my ships to Manila to see that you behave." 

With that perfect grace and dignity for which the Admiral is 
noted he courteously replied : 

"I shall be delighted to have you do so, your Highness; but 
permit me to caution you to keep your ships from between my guns 
and the enemy." 

The Prince saw the point, and he knew full well from that 
moment that George Dewey meant just what he said, and that it 
would not be well for any one to interfere with him in his dealings 
with Spain or the Spanish fleet. 

Nor was this by any means the only difficulty which presented 
itself. The natives of the Philippine Islands were little else than 
savages, and had imbibed just enough of civilization from the 
Anglo-Saxon race to inspire them with hatred for the oppression 
Spain had put upon them, and had been engaged in an herculean 
struggle for their own liberty for many years. But at the time 
of the entrance of George Dewey to Manila Bay their cause had 
been a well-nigh hopeless one. Their acknowledged chieftain had 
been expelled from the islands, and was an exile to foreign lands. 
But with the victory of the Americans on May i , acting under the 
advice of Consul Wildman, this Fillipino chieftain, Aguinaldo by 
name, was returned to his native land, and at once began active 
co-operation with Admiral Dewey against the Spanish forces still in 
possession of a large part of the island group. These native insur- 
gents were armed from the captured stores of Cavite arsenal, and 
at once began aggressive movements against their common enemy. 

1 8 Life of George Dewey. 

So successful were they in every battle that they soon became a 
menace to the Americans themselves. Many of the chiefs among 
the natives believed they were entitled to all the fruits of the 
Spanish defeat, and organized a provisional government of their 
own, and demanded recognition from the United States authorities. 
To handle such an element without serious trouble required the skill 
of a statesman and trained diplomat ; yet the man who, thus far in 
his life, had confined his energies very largely to a study of the art 
of warfare at once rose equal to the occasion, and the masterly 
exhibition of diplomacy displayed by George Dewey has com- 
manded the admiiation of the world. At the present writing no 
clash has taken place. The Admiral has felt compelled to curb the 
natives in a few instances, but his authority has been recognized 
readily, and no losses of life or serious difficulties have occurred. 
In all the emergencies which have arisen the man has arisen to the 
emergency. In a word, George Dewey has demonstrated an ability 
as a statesman and diplomat only equaled by his display of ability 
as a fighter and naval commander, and few indeed are there among 
all our public servants so well entitled to be considered "an all 
'round man." 

In a letter to his sister written a few weeks after the battle of 
Manila Bay, the Admiral used these words: "Just a line to thank 
you for your kind letter of April 6th, and also for your prayers for 
my safetj'. Perhaps they did help; who knows? " 

And here we find illustrated the true citizen and the trusty warrior 
in one and the same person. Amid the din of battle or in the 
retirement of his quiet cabin, George Dewey is ever the same courte- 
ous gentleman and sincere friend. 

The life of George Dewey has not yet been written. His has 
been an eventful career, and during his threescore years, forty of 
which have been spent in the active service of his country, he has 
traveled wide, and has come in contact with the greatest minds in 
all the world. And there are many who now believe that in reality 
he has but just entered upon his larger career of usefulness, and 
predict for him still higher honors at the hands of the American 
people. And who can tell ? 

UCH has been said 
and written of 
George Dewey 
as a man and as an officer 
in the Navy, but little 
attention has been given 
to those years of his life when character was being formed and 
when the foundations were laid upon which in after years was 
builded the manly qualities and noble attributes found to-day in 
the Hero of Manila Bay. While searching for data concerning 
the child-life of George Dewey the author addressed a letter of 
inquiry to Mrs. Mary P. Greeley, of Montpelier, Vt., a sister, and 
through her has been able to discover what seems to be a most 
important factor in influencing the career of the boy, the youth 
and the man in the years since passed. 

As has already been stated elsewhere, our hero lost his mother 
at the tender age of five, and his father, a country doctor, found 

Life of George Dewey. 21 

himself called upon to take the place of both father and mother to 
his orphaned children. His leisure hours were always spent with 
his little ones, entertaining them now, instructing them again, and 
ever seeking to guide them, by speech or song, in the path of honor 
and duty. George was termed his " little hero," and many an hour 
sat upon his father's knee and listened to song or story till his very 
soul seemed stirred by the recital to its utmost depths. One song 
more than any other appeared to interest the little listener. It was 
a tale of the woes and misfortunes of a little child like himself, but 
whose life was made doubly sad and lonely by the absence of his 
father in the Navy, defending his country's flag. Following are 
the words of the song : 

The Poor Little Child of a Tar. 

In a little blue garment, all ragged and torn, 

With scarce any shoes to his feet; 
His head all uncovered, a look quite forlorn. 

And a cold, stony step for his seat — 

A boy cheerless sat, and as travellers passed, 

With a look that might avarice bar, 
" Have pity," he cried, " let your bounty be cast 

On a poor little child of a tar. 

" No mother have I, and no friends can I claim. 

Deserted and cheerless I roam; 
My father has fought for his country and fame, 

But, alas, he may never come home. 

" By cruelty driven from a neat, rural cot, 

Where once in contentment she dwelt, 
No friend to protect her, my poor mother's lot, 

Alas ! too severely she felt. 

" Bowed down by misfortune. Death called her his own, 

And snatched her to regions afar; 
Deserted and friendless I was then left to roam. 

The poor little child of a tar.'* 

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Thus plaintive he cried, when a traveller who passed 

Stopped a moment to give iiim relief; 
He stretched forth his hand, and a look on him catt, 

A look full of wonder and grief. 

" What, my Willie," he cried, " my poor little boy, 

At last I've returned from the war. 
Thy sorrows shall cease, nor shall grief more annoy 

The poor little child of a tar." 

As the song progressed tears would fill the eyes of the little 
sympathizer, and in his anxiety lest the " poor little child of the 
tar " should suffer, he would interrupt the song to suggest means 
for relieving his distress. But the climax was reached when the 
father returned from the war and found his destitute child, and 
young George would fairly dance for glee to think that the child's 
sufferings were at an end. This song always left a deep impression 
on our hero's mind, and he would talk about it for hours at a time. 

And who shall say that right here was not laid the foundation 
for the desire which in the later years inspired George Dewey, the 
youthful student, to seek admission to the Naval Academy at Annap- 
olis, and in the still later years gave to the world its most eminent 
and truly great naval commander ? George Dewey the child was 
active and playful, impetuous and fond of outdoor sports, yet tender 
and sympathetic. As a youth, manly, studious, fond of reading, 
music and those associations which elevate and inspire to acts of 
heroism and noble deeds. And here is his loving sister's tribute to 
his character as' a man in her own words: " And now he is a quiet 
gentleman of finest feelings, thoughtful, kind and loyal. Not so 
effusive as many persons, but sincere. A friend to trust in time of 

And what higher measure of praise can be imagined? The 
world is filled with men just as loyal and just as brave as George 
Dewey; but few men possess all the qualities which go to make the 
all 'round man so clearly illustrated in his life from childhood till 
threescore years of age. 

'Thus plaintive he cried, when a 
traveller who passed 
Stopped a moment to give him 
He stretched forth his hand, and 
a look on him cast, 
A look full of wonder and 


" Who mixed reason with pleasure, and wisdom with mirth." — Goldsmith. 

SEORGE DEWEY, like many another man who achieved 
greatness before the end of his allotted span, in his young 
days was as boyish a boy as he is now found to be a manly 
man. Many are the tales of his boyhood to illustrate these 

Early in the fifties when yet a boy of not more than fourteen years, 
he is said to have been a thorn in the flesh of each succeeding teacher 
of the district school, in which he was first at the rule of three. 
The "rule of three" in this instance, however, was the rule of George 
Dewey and two other of the larger boys who seemed to take delight 
in making life a burden to their tutor. There came a time, how- 
ever, when they met their match. 

Major C. K. Pangborn, now a resident of New Jersey, and for 
thirty years editor of the Jersey City Evening Journal, being then 
fresh from college, accepted the not enviable position of teacher to 
the Montpelier district school. The anti-teacher brigade, of which 
Dewey was the recognized leader, had been in rebellion for a long 
time and are said to have driven out several of the instructors who 
had the temerity to undertake their government. 

When Mr. Pangborn appeared at school the first day of the session 
he is said to have noticed the future hero of Manila up in a tree 
throwing stones at small boys. Pangborn told him quietly that he 
must stop that, as such conduct could not be tolerated. In reply the 

teacher was told to go to , naming a place reserved for a certain 

class of departed mortals, but Dewey did not come down. School 
went smoothly enough that day, but the shrewd pedagogue could 
see that trouble was brewing, so he provided himself with a nice 
raw-hide whip which he tucked away over the door and then placed 
several cuts of good hickory on top of the pile in the old wood box. 

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At the close of school on the second day the boys decided to 
have some sport with their new instructor. It was winter time, 
and there were several feet of snow on the ground. They decided 
to lay in ambuscade, and hied themselves to a meeting-house, which 
stood near the school, the belfry of which the boys were accustomed 
to enter and ring the bell for want of something else to do. Young 
George was the accepted captain of the company, and placed one 
detachment of his force in the belfry, armed with well-packed snow- 
balls, while the others were stationed at convenient positions to 
come out at the proper moment and reinforce the attack of the 
battery in the belfry. The teacher's appearance was the signal for 
perfect silence. As he approached the church, entirely unconscious 
of the hot reception prepared for him by the boys, he was greeted 
with a volley of snowballs from the church tower. At a signal 
from their leader his comrades closed in on the victim. It was a 
short, sharp battle, but the boys seemed to have the best of it, and 
the teacher finally gave it up and beat a hasty retreat. During the 
scrap, however, several of the boys were handled roughly by the 
pedagogue, and the bolder ones, who came within reach of his 
strong arms, went down head over heels in the deep snow. During 
this engagement at close range the future admiral was on top of 
the schoolmaster, but managed to keep out of his clutches. 

Early on the third day the fun commenced. Another boy who 
was disorderly, was ordered to take his seat. He did so and nearly 
all of the big boys in the school, Dewey among the number, joined 
him on the bench. Then the boy, whose daring entrance to Manila 
Bay electrified the world, stepped up and coolly informed the teacher 
that they were going to give him the best licking he ever had in all 
his life. "You take your seat, sir! " commanded the teacher. He 
was a smaller man physically than either of the larger boys men- 

Dewey's fist struck out, but missed its mark, and the next instant 
the rawhide was winding about his legs, head and ears, in cyclone 
fashion. The other "biggest boy" entered the contest and was as 
promptly laid low by a blow from one of the hickory sticks. By 


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this timu 
Dewey was 
out inll 
length on 
the floor, 
his fighting 
ardor sub- 

dued and appealing for mercy, while the other boy who had assisted 
to help him "lick the teacher" lay near him, quite unconscious. 
The rebellion was over and Mr. Pangborn had the school to the end 
of the term without further trouble. 

At the close of school that day, Dewey was taken home to his 
father by the teacher, who presented him to his fond parent with 
the statement that he had brought him his sou ' ' somewhat the worse 
for wear, but still in condition for school work. ' ' 

"Thank you, sir," replied the dignified Doctor Dewey; "I guess 

28 Like of George Dewey. 

George will not give you any more trouble. He will be at school 
to-morrow the same as usual," and he was. 

The father of the other boy tried to get a warrant for the arrest 
of the school master, but no magistrate could be found in the county 
who would issue one. Everybody said that if any man had been 
found who could govern that school, he was the man for the place. 

Then came the reform of the Dewey boy, and he soon became 
the best scholar in the schotol. Under his inspiration and admo- 
nition, the other boys also fell into line, and the Montpelier district 
school became as famous in after years for its studious and orderly 
attendance, as it had once been notorious for its want of study and 
lack of discipline. 

Years after these events, George Dewey was wont to visit Major 
Pangborn at his home in Boston, where the former teacher was for 
a time editor of the old Atlas and Bee. On one of these visits, he 
said to his former tutor, "I shall never cease to be grateful to you. 
You made a man of me. But for that thrashing you gave me in 
Montpelier, I should probably have been in state prison ere this." 
Dewey was at this time a young lieutenant in the navy and a chum 
of Major Pangborn's brother, who was also a naval officer. The 
two spent much time at Major Pangborn's home, and Dewey is 
always spoken of as "one of our boys." 

This is the first recorded instance in which the future Admiral of 
the Navy was ever beaten in battle, and recent events warrant the 
prediction that it will be the only one. 




" He was not merely a chip of the old block, but the old block itself." — Burke. 

FOR a great many years the first day of Legislature in Vermont 
was a gala day in the Capital City. People came there 
from miles around. Circus crowds were no comparison. 
Gingerbread and sweet cider took the place of the peanut and 
pink lemonade of to-day. On these occasions the boys of other 
towns came along to test their muscle with local youths. George 
Dewey always took a prominent part and retired invariably with 
flying colors. 

Adventure upon adventure the hero of Manila was in. It had 
become the custom for the older people to say on hearing of some 
remarkable feat of daring or skillful trick, " Well, that Dewey 
rascal is at it again." The saying " a boy will be a boy " has true 
application to George Dewey. He had time for all kinds of pranks, 
yet there was no brighter boy in school than he, and at the age of 
thirteen, when attending the old Montpelier Academy, was study- 
ing Latin and Greek roots. 

His father had always wished to have him enter the Army, and 
sent him to Norwich University, a military training school, for 
that purpose. But the lad's eyes were on the sea, and he teased his 
father so much that his scruples against the Navy were overcome, 
and through his influence secured for him a cadetship in the United 
States Naval Academy at Annapolis, when he was in his seven- 
teenth year. 

George Dewey was a great boy to do things no other boy dared. 
One of these was to remain under water while swimming. One of 
the future Admiral's chums had beaten his record, and he started 
out to make a new one. The swimtning basin was in the Winooski 
River, formerly called the Onion River, because of the wild onions 

30 Life ok George Dewey. 

that grew on its banks, at the head of Main Street in Montpelier. 
Dewey dove under the water and remained there so long a howl 
went up from his companions that he had been drowned. Several 
men rushed into the river, and after fishing around pulled him out. 
His face was purple. The first thing he inquired after getting his 
breath was if he beat the other fellow. He was also the means of 
saving one of his companions while swimming. 

He was always adventuresome. He was never happy unless up 
to something or other. He drove a horse and wagon across the ford 
about a quarter of a mile below his father's house when the stream 
was swollen and the current like a mill-race. He whipped up the 
horse, and when in the middle of the stream had to leave the wagon 
and crawl out on the horse's back to save his life. In this manner 
he reached the shore some distance below the ford. His clothes 
were soaked with water and he went to bed directly on reaching 
home. When the doctor returned from making a professional call 
he went upstairs to reprimand him. 

' ' H-m, ' ' said the doctor in angry tones, ' ' what does this mean ?' ' 

' ' You ought to be thankful that I am alive, ' ' sobbed the future 
Admiral under the bed-clothes. This touched the doctor, for he 
dearly loved the boy. He patted the little fellow's head and turned 
away. The affair was never referred to again. 

Another favorite pastime of young Dewey was to run down the 
State House steps blindfolded. The distance is over loo yards, with 
small terraces intervening, making it very dangerous. A single 
miscalculation would mean a broken head or limb. Dewey never 
missed the gate. The crowning feature of the whole adventure was 
to walk so straight that he would not bump against the high iron, 


"This was the noblest Roman of them all." — Shakespeare. 

IN an interesting letter on the subject of George Dewey's ancestry, 
Mr. C. H. Browning, who lives at Ardmore, Pa., states that, 
while it will not add a particle to the everlasting fame which 
has been brought to his surname through the heroism and tact dis- 
played at the Battle of Manila, yet it is agreeable to know that he 
is, in a genealogical point of view, no upstart, and that, on the con- 
trary, he can match ancestors with any one who may come along, 
and can back up his assertions with statements bearing on his claims 
found in Browning's "Americans of Royal Descent," Douglas' 
"Peerage of Scotland," Dugdale's "Baronage of England," Ander- 
son's "Royal Genealogies," "The Magna Charta Barons and their 
American Descendants, ' ' and the other big guns of his genealogical 

"Admiral Dewey's pedigree begins on the very border of 
mythology with Thor, the Saxon God, or cult-hero, who, according 
to the ancient Saxon chronicles and Snorra Edda of the Saxons, was 
the ancestor in the nineteenth or twentieth generation of another 
cult-hero, who is almost a myth, called variously Vothinn, Othinn, 
Odin, Bodo and Woden, the King of the West Saxons, A. D. 256- 
300, who with his spouse, Frea, were the Mars and Venus of Saxon 
mythology. This King Woden, the God of war, is described as the 
great-great-grandfather of the bugaboos of English history, Horsa 
and Hengst, brothers, freebooters and pirates, of whom the Saxon 
annals tell us that Hengst was the King of Saxons, and died between 
A. D. 474 and 495, first King of Kent. 

"Leaving this progenitor of the Saxon rulers of Britain, Admiral 
Dewey's royal lineage passes along the royal Saxon line on the 
continent, though King Hengst's son, Prince Hartwaker, to the 

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historic King Dietetic, and his 'famous' wife (he had others), 
Dobrogera, a daughter of the unique character, Bellung, King of the 
Worder. Their grandson, Witekind the Great, was the last King 
of the Saxons, A. D. 769-807, and then dwindled into only their 
Dukes, and Duke of Westphalia, while his descendants for a few 
generations were only Counts of Wettin, until on the genealogical 
line we come to the great Robert — Robert-fortis — who, by his 
sword, became Count of Anjou and Orleans, Duke and Marquis of 
France, and won the hand of the fair Lady Alisa, sister-in-law to the 
King of the Francs, Lothary L 

' ' This hero of medieval history, Robert-fortis, the great-grandson 
of the great Witekind, was the founder of the so-called Capuchin 
line of monarchs of France, for from him, through a line of Dukes 
of France and Buro^undy, Counts of Paris, etc., who by their swords 
and intermarriages became firmly seated on French soil, was 
descended the celebrated Hugh Capet, Duke of France, who usurped 
the throne of France and supplanted Charles, Duke of Lorraine, the 
heir of Louis d'Outremere, or King Louis IV, the last Carlovingian, 
or descendant of the great Emperor Charlemagne, to occupy the 
'French' throne. 

" 'Tis said 'blood will tell.' How true it is in Dewey's case. 
The blood of the finest warriors of history tells in him. He 
inherited the ' kuack of knowing' when to do it and how to do it, and 
is the peer of any of his ancestors from Hengst to Hugh Capet, yet 
unconsciously he emulated the traits of many of them. 

"Two other Kings of the Capuchin line — Robert the Pious and 
Henry the First — Dewey numbers among his illustrious ancestors, 
and Gibbon, in his history of the Roman Empire, tells us of the 
high lineage of one of his early ancestresses, Anne of Russia, wife 
of Henry I, of France. Gibbon states chat she was the daughter of 
Jaroslaus, Grand Duke or Czar of Russia, A. D. loi 5-1051, who was 
a descendant of Basil, the Macedonian, first Emperor of Constanti- 
nople, of his line, A. D. 867, and that Basil was descended, on his 
father's side, from the Araddes, the rivals of Rome, possessors of 
the scepter of the East for 400 years ; through a younger branch of 

Life of George Dewey. 33 

the Parthian monarchs, reigning in Armenia ; and on his mother's 
side, from the European Constantine the Great, and Alexander the 
Great, the Macedonian. 

"All these illustrious historic characters were Dewey's forbears, 
and so also were many others, he nor any one can ever be proud 
of. But genealogy, like politics, 'inakes strange bedfellows.' He 
was born to these — good, bad and indifferent ancestors — they have 
been discovered for him, not manufactured, and of their attributes 
he has inherited the best, so it appears. 

"Continuing Dewey's pedigree, we find that one of his ancestors 
— the one necessary to connect him with these historic characters — 
was the son of King Henry I of France, Hugh the Great, Duke 
of France and Burgundy, Marquis of Orleans and Count of 
Paris, and through his wife. Count of Vermandois and Valois, a 
noted man of his day. 

"It is here that Dewey's pedigree leaves the Continent and 
begins to be a part of English history. Dewey's ancestress, Lad)' 
Isabel de Vermandois, was the daughter of the aforesaid Hugh 
Magnus, and was the first wife (he was her first husband) of Robert 
de Bellomont, or Beaumont, a Norman, Earl of Millent, who 
accompanied William of Normandy on his expedition to England, 
and for the part he took in the conquest was created in 1 103 Earl of 
Leicester and granted many manors in England, dying in 1 1 18. He 
had issue by Lady Isabel, Robert Bossu de Bellomont, 2d Earl of 
Leicester, who was justiciary of England, and dying in 1168, had 
issue by his wife. Lady Amelia or Amicia, a daughter of Ralph de 
Waer, or Waher, who in 1066 was the Earl of Norfolk, Suffolk and 
Cambridge, but forfeited these earldoms in 1074; Robert-blanch - 
Mains, third Earl of Leicester and steward of England, whose 
daughter. Lady Margaret de Bellomont, was an ancestress of 
Admiral Dewey. 

"This lady married Saher de Quincey, an English baron, created 
in 1207 by King John to win him over to his side, Earl of Win- 
chester. This baron accepted and enjoyed the honors conferred on 
him by John, but never was friendly to him. On the contrary, he 

34 Life of George Dewey. 

was, next to Fitz Walter, the leader of the insurrectionary barons, 
and did as much work as any of them to compel King John to grant 
the Magna Charta — the charter of liberty — and was one of the 
twenty-five sureties chosen to enforce its observance. It is through 
this baron that Dewey is eligible to membership in the Order of 

' ' Turning now to the pages of the Scottish peerage books, we learn 
that this Earl of Winchester's granddaughter, Elizabeth de Quincey. 
was the wife of Alexander de Comyn, second Earl of Buchan, who 
was a descendant of Donalbane, King of Scots, which gives Dewey 
a 'strain' of the sturdiest sort. And reverting again to the English 
peerage, we find that Gilbert, Baron d'Umfraville, married Lady 
Agnes, a daughter of the aforesaid Elizabeth, Countess of Buchan, 
and was the progenitor of a line of Umfravilles to Lady Joan 
d'Umfraville, who married Sir William Lambert, Knt., Lord of Owl- 
ton Manor, in Durham. From the authentic pedigrees of the official 
Heralds of England we learn that a great-granddaughter of this 
marriage was the wife of Thomas Lyman, Gent, of Navisioke, in 
Essex, who died in 1509, and the mother of Henry Lyman, of High 
Ongar, in Essex, who was the ancestor of that Richard Lyman, of 
High Ongar Manor in 1580, who came to the Massachusetts Colony 
in 163 1 and died in 1640 at Hartford, Conn., of which city he was 
one of the founders and earliest lot owners. 

"His son, Richard Lyman's (of Windsor, Conn., died in 1662) 
daughter, Hepzibah, married November 6, 1662, Josiah Dewey (who 
was baptized October 10, 1641, and was the son of Thomas Dewey, 
the first of this surname to come to the New World — to Boston, 
Mass., in 1630) and they were the parents of Josiah, Jr., born 
December 24, 1666, who was the lineal ancestor of our gallant hero. 
Rear Admiral George Dewey." 

More briefly stated, the pedigree, both curious and interesting, 
is as follows : 

(i) Charlemagne, Emperor, etc., had 

(2) Pepin, King of Italy, who had 

(3) Bernard, King of Italy, who had 

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(4) Pepin, Count de Vermandois, 840, who had 

(5) Herbert I., Count de Vermandois, d. 902, who had 

(6) Herbert H., Count de Vermandois, d. 943, who had 

(7) Albert I. , the Pious, Count de Vermandois, 943-987, who had 
by his wife Gerberga, a daughter of Louis IV. of France, 

(8) Herbert HL, Count de Vermandois, who had 

(9) Otho, Count de Vermandois, 1021-1045, who had 

(10) Herbert IV., Count de Vermandois, 1045-1080, who had 

(11) Countess Adelar, heiress, 1080-1117, who married Hugh 
Magnus, son of Henry I., King of France, by Anne of Prussia, and 

(12) Lady Isabel de Vermandois, who married Robert, first Baron 
de Bellomont, created Earl of Leicester and Mellent, and had 

(13) Robert, second Earl of Leicester, Lord Justice of England, 
who had 

(14) Robert, third Earl of Leicester, Steward of England, who had 

(15) Lady Margaret de Bellomont, who married Saire de Quincy, 
created Earl of Winchester, 1207, died 1219, leaving 

(16) Roger, second Earl of Winchester, Constable of Scotland, 
married Lady Helen, daughter of Alan, Lord of Galloway, died 
1264, leaving 

(17) Lady Elizabeth de Quincy, who married Alexander, Baron 
Comyn, second Earl of Buchan, grandson of Richard, Baron Comyn, 
justiciary of Scotland, and his wife, Lady Hexilda, granddaughter 
of Donald Bane, King of Scots, who had 

(18) Lady Agnes Comyn, who married Gilbert, Baron de Umfra- 
ville, and had 

(19) Gilbert, Baron de Umfraville, Earl of Angus, by right of his 
first wife; married 1243, Matilda, Countess of Angus, and had 

(20) Robert de Umfraville, second Earl of Angus, who had, by 
his second wife, Lady Alansee, 

(21) Sir Thomas de Umfraville, of Harbottle, younger son, who 
married Lady Joane, daughter of Adam de Rodam, and had 

(22) Sir Thomas de Umfraville, Lord of Riddesdale and Kyme, 
who had by his wife. Lady Agnes, 

36 Life of George Dewey. 

(23) Lady Joane de Umfraville, who married Sir William Lam- 
bert, of Owlton, Durham, and had 

(24) Robert Lambert, of Owlton (or Owton), father of 

(25) Henry Lambert, of Ongar, Essex, father of 

(26) Elizabeth Lambert, who married Thomas Lj'man, of Navi- 
stoke, Essex, died 1509, leaving 

(27) Henry Lyman, of Navistoke and High Ongar, who married 
Alicia, daughter of Simon Hyde, of Wethersfield, Essex, and had 

(28) John Lyman, of High Ongar, who married Margaret, daugh- 
ter of William Girard, of Beauchamp, Essex, died at Navistoke, 
1589, leaving 

(29) Henry Lyman, of High Ongar, whose son 

(30) Richard Lyman, born 1580, at High Ongar, removed to Rox- 
bury, Mass., in 163 1, died 1640, at Hartford, Conn., of which he was 
one of the original proprietors. He had issue by his first wife, Sarah, 

(31) Robert Lyman, who married Hepzibah, daughter oi Thomas 
Bascom, and had 

(32) Richard Lyman, of Windsor, who married Hepzibah, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Ford, and had 

(33) Hepzibah Lyman, who married Josiah Dewey, b. 1641 ; d. 
after 1731, and had 

(34) Josiah Dewey, Jr., b. 1666, who married Mehitable Miller, 
and had 

(35) William Dewey, who married Mercy Bailey in 1716, and had 

(36) Simeon Dewey, b. 1718, d. 1750, who married Anna Phelps, 
b. 1719, d. 1801, and had 

(37) William Dewey, b. 1746, d. 1813, who married Rebecca Car- 
rier, b. 1746; d. 1837, and had 

(38) Simeon Dewey, b. 1770, d. 1863, who married Prudence 
Yemans, b. 1772, d. 1844, and had 

(39) Julius Yemans Dewey, b. 1801, d. 1877, who married Mary 
Perrin, b. 1799, d. 1843, and had 

(40) George Dewey, the present Admiral, b. 1837, who married 
Susie B. Goodwin. 


' One of the few, the immortal names, 
That were not born to die." — Halleck. 

IN England no person is permitted to use a coat of arms or 
heraldic device to which he is not entitled, and offenders are 
punished by either fine or imprisonment. In the middle ages 
coats of arms were considered as hereditary marks of honor. They 
consisted of certain fixed figures and colors conferred by sovereign 
princes at first, and generally as a reward for military achievements ; 
but subsequently also in recognition of some signal public service 
not necessarily of a military character, and served to denote the 
descent and alliance of the bearer. These marks of honor are called 
"arms" from their being principally and at first only worn by mili- 
tary men in war and at tournaments, who had them depicted on their 
shields. As these devices were embroidered upon coats worn over 
the armor they were called "coats of arms." A knight's coat of 
arms and crest was his distinction from others, and was guarded as 
his honor. 

Elsewhere in this book appear four colored plates, showing the 
royal arms of the Lyman, Lambert, Osborne and Dewey families in 
England. Following are the technical descriptions of the same, as 
given in an established authority on heraldry : 

The Lyman Arms. 

Arms. — Per chevron, gu. and ar. ; in base an annult of the first. 

Crest. — A demi-bull, ar. ; attired and hoofed, or. langued gu. 

Motto. — "Quod Verum Tutum." 

These are the arms of Hepzibah Lyman, daughter of Richard 
Lyman, of Windsor, Conn., of royal descent, and who married Josiah 
Dewey the first, the lineal ancestor of Admiral George Dewey. 


38 Life of George Dewey. 

The Lyman-Lambert-Osborne Arms. 

Arms in the quarterly. — One and four, Lyman, as above. Lam- 
bert 2. — Gu., a chevron between three lambs. Osborne 3. — 
Quarterly erm. , and gu., over all a cross or. 

The Lambert arms were used by the family of Elizabeth Lambert, 
daughter and heiress of Sir Thomas Lambert, and who was married 
to Thomas Lyman about 1488, bringing large estates into the family, 
and greatly strengthening its connection with royalty. 

The Osborne arms were those of Sarah Osborne, wife of Richard 
Lyman, who came to America in 1631, and was the grandfather of 
Hepzibah Lyman, who married Josiah Dewey. 

The arms shown in the quarterly of sixteen figures are used by 
the descendants of any one of the fourteen families represented, 
most of them being in the Royal line from Charlemange to Lyman. 
Following are the names of families, numbering from left to right 
across the chart: i, Lyman; 2, Trethewy; 3, Lambert; 4, Cresey; 
5, Lambert; 6, Pickering; 7, Umfraville; 8, Torington; 9, Angus; 
10, Berkeley; 11, Rodam; 12, Hyde; 13, Girard; 14, Scott; 15, 
Osborne; 16, Lyman. The crest and motto are those of the Lyman 

The Dewey Arms. 

The arms of the Dewey family are very old. Edward Wilkins 
Dewey, of New York city, while searching for records of the Dewey 
family among the archives of the British Museum, discovered an old 
parchment book on Heraldry, evidently written before the time of 
the printing press, in which he found the following : 

Dewe: (Bucks). — Sa. on a fess between three dragon's heads 
erased or., langued gu., as many cinquefoils of the field. 

Crest. — A dragon's head between two wings expanded sa., on 
each a cinquefoil or. 

This description is probably the original coat of arms given to 
the family which was at that time located in Bucks county. 

The interpretation of the above is as follows : — 

Arms. — The shield is sable (black) with a gold fess (band") run- 
ning across it horizontally, on which are three black cinquefoils (or 

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five-leaved clover); above the fess are two dragon's heads erased 
(forcibly torn off, leaving the separated parts jagged and uneven) 
and one under also erased. All three of gold and langued gu. (with 
red tongues). 

Crest. — A dragon's head between two wings expanded sa. on 
each a cinquefoil or. 

In other words the dragon's head and wings are black, and on 
each is a cinquefoil of gold. 

Motto. — "Corona Veniet Delectis," which means: "A crown 
will come to those deserving it. ' ' This motto has not been found 
among the records of any established authority on this subject, and 
may be said to be a tradition of the American family. Mr. Sherman 
Dewey, in a record written in 1795, gives this motto as being handed 
down to him by his forefathers, and it is undoubtedly correct. 

In Burke's Heraldry we find a later description of the arms of 
the Dewey family in Norfolk county, England, as follows: 

Dewy. — Sa. on a fess argent, between three dragon's heads 
erased or., as many cinquefoils of the field. 

The difference being that the fess is of silver instead of gold, and 
the dragon's tongues are of the same color as the heads, gold. 
This shows the connection between the Dewe family of Bucks 
county, and the Dewy family of Statfield, in Norfolk county. 
There are several other arms, but of a later date, given to one family 
in Kent, described as follows : Dewe. — Gu. a chev. ar. between nine 
plates, five and four. Arms given to a family of Dewe or D'Ewes, 
of Stowlangtoft, bart., which was extinct in 1736, are as follows: 
"Or. a fess vair between three quatrefoils gu. " Another is 
"Dewey. — Ar. a pile gu." All are now extinct in England. 

The Dewey arms shown in this book are said to have belonged 
to one Simeon Dewey, claimed by some to have been the father of 
Thomas Dewey, who came to America with the Rev. Warhani in 
1630. Simeon Dewey was created a Baronet of Stow Hall in 1629. 



" Peace hath its victories 
No less renowned than war." — Milton. 

"To live in hearts we leave behind 
Is not to die. ' ' — Campbell. 

NE and thirty years ago, then a lieutenant and seasoned 
officer in the navy, George Dewey was stationed for a time 
at the Kittery Navy Yard, just across the river from Ports- 
mouth, N. H. He was a handsome and popular fellow, and a wel- 
come visitor in the homes of those old-fashioned and highly cul- 
tured families which n:ade up the somewhat exclusive society of 
the place, and which do to-day, not only in Portsmouth, but in New- 
buryport and Salem and all along the ' ' north shore. ' ' 

It was here that Lieutenant Dewey first met the sweet-faced little 
woman who afterward became his wife. She was Miss Susie Good- 
win, a daughter of doughty old Ichabod Goodwin, the war Governor 
of New Hampshire, and known far and wide as" Fighting Gov- 
ernor Goodwin. ' ' In his way Governor Goodwin was a popular hero 
in the early days of the civil war, quite as much as is his dis- 
tinguished son-in-law to-day. Like many another of the "war Gov- 
ernors" of the North, Ichabod Goodwin was an old school Democrat 
of the Jackson stripe. Nullification or secession he could not stand, 
and when President Lincoln's first call for volunteers came and 
found the New Hampshire Legislature not in session, the loyal old 
Governor put his hands deep into his pockets and at his personal 
expense fitted out a regiment of fighting men and sent them to the 
front, trusting to the honor of the people of New Hampshire to 
reimburse him at the proper time. "Fighting Governor Goodwin" 
was known far and wide those days ; village streets were named in 
his honor, likewise babies galore: and to this day the old Portland, 
Saco and Portsmouth locomotive "Governor Goodwin," thirty years 



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old or more, goes puffing and snorting along the shore road which 
connects Portsmouth with points east and west. 

Two gallant naval officers were generally supposed to have been 
rivals for the heart and hand of Susie Goodwin. They were Lieu- 
tenant Dewey and Commander Rhind, the latter then preparing for 
a cruise in foreign waters as commander of the Narragansett. The 
calls of the one alternated with those of the other, and the dear old 
gossips in Portsmouth society wondered what would be the outcome 
of it all. The lieutenant, however, won his suit. Commander 
Rhind sailed away in his fine old ship and Lieutenant Dewey and 
Miss Goodwin were married. It is now recalled that the odds were 
against the older and more dignified officer because, in addition to 
the greater favor which the young lieutenant had won in the eyes 
of the young woman, there was the aid which was thrown into the 
balance by her father, the "Fighting Governor." 

"George is sort of reckless sometimes," the old gentleman once 
remarked, "but hang me if I can help liking him. He's honest 
and full of grit, and he'll be heard from one of these days." 

Lieutenant Dewey and Miss Susie Goodwin were married October 
24th, 1867, and following the wedding a reception was held in the 
fine old Goodwin homestead, which is still standing on one of the 
quiet, elm-shaded streets of Portsmouth, and occupied by members 
of the Goodwin family. 

Shortly after their marriage the young couple were compelled to 
separate for a time. Lieutenant Dewey having been ordered to sea. 
For two years he was on the European Station, his wife remaining 
in Portsmouth. Returning to America he was, oddly enough, 
assigned to the command of the Narragansett, relieving his former 
rival. Commander Rhind. The one great sorrow of his life came 
just a little later. This was in 1872. He had been promoted to be 
Commander and luck seemed to be running strongly his way. The 
young wife was spending a summer in Newport, and preparations 
were being made for an event which it was hoped would crown with 
joy their wedded life. A son was born December 23d, but a week 
later the mother died. The boy was christened George Goodwin, 
in honor of his proud grandfather. 


" The sweeter sound of woman's praise. — Macauley. 

ADMIRAL GEORGE DEWEY is blessed above most men in 
the possession of an unusually lo\nng and admiring kindred. 
His sister, Mrs. Marj' P. Greeley, of Montpelier, Vt., 
tells many pleasant anecdotes of her own childhood with " brother 
George." Their mother died when George was but five years old, 
and his sister Marj' but two years his junior, and the children were, 
for this reason, much to each other. In a letter to the author Mrs. 
Greeley speaks particularly of how full of life and fun her brother 
was, and although somewhat addicted to the habit of playing truant 
from school, his lovable traits of character and noble qualities out- 
weighed anj-thing that could be said against him. 

" When George was eleven years old," said Mrs. Greeley, " some 
one gave him the story of Hannibal crossing the Alps. He never 
tired of reading this book, and one morning, taking me for a body- 
guard, he started on the snow crust to climb the steep hill just back 
of the State House, imagining himself Hannibal, and he never gave 
up until he reached the summit. 

" George was a great actor, and used to have a theatre in the 
carriage-house at father's bam. A buffalo robe was the drop- 
curtain, five pins was charged for admission to the performance, and 
a peanut stand was in evidence. I believe the plaj's were mostly 
high tragedy, in which George always took a prominent part. 

' ' I remember at one time the star actress, a little girl my own 
age, could not appear, and George called on me to take her place. 
I was frightened and told him I could not think of a thing to say. 
He replied, ' Well, make it up as you go along, then. The perform- 
ance must go on. ' And the performance did go on to the end. 


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" George was very apt to get into trouble with boys older than 
himself. He was always crazy to be around where cannon were 
fired on festival days. I remember one Fourth of July, when he 
was eight years old, he was so anxious to be near a cannon that 
was being fired on the Common that his eyes were blown full of 
powder and it was thought at the time he would be disfigured for 

" George was always a good boy, generous, brave and fearless. 
There was nothing cowardly about him. If I could tell all of his 
thoughtfulness when we were boy and girl together, it would fill 
a book. ' ' 


" Brevity is the soul of wit." — Shakespeare. 

THE following brief sentences will familiarize the reader 
with George Dewey's career from birth till 6i years 
of age. 
1837 — Born at Montpelier, Vt. 

1850 — Rebellious pupil in Major Pangborn's School, at Mont- 

1853 — Student in the Norwich University, at Northfield, Vt. 

1854 — Cadet at United States Naval Academy, Annapolis. 
1858 — Graduated from Naval Academy with honors. 

i860 — Commissioned as Lieutenant, and getting his first taste of 
sea life on the frigate Wabash, in the Mediterranean 

1861 — Called home eight days after Fort Sumter was fired on 
and assigned to the West Gulf squadron, on the Mis- 

1862 — ^Went on the Mississippi to assist Farragut's fleet in the 
capture of New Orleans. 

1863 — Mississippi destroyed and Dewey ordered up the James 

river under Commander McComb. 

1864 — Attached to the North Atlantic blockading squadron. 

1865 — Commissioned Lieutenant Commander for meritorious 

conduct in the attacks on Fort Fisher. 

1866 — Assigned to steamer Kearsarge, European squadron. 

1867 — Transferred to Colorado, flagship of European squadron. 
1868-69 — Instructor at Naval Academy, Annapolis. 

1870-71 — Assigned to the steamer Narragansett for special service. 
1872 — After visit of inspection to torpedo stations, made com- 


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mander of the Narragansett and sent to the Pacific 
Coast Survey, where he remained nearly four years. 
1876-77 — Made Lighthouse Inspector, and subsequently Secretary 
of the Lighthouse Board. 
1882 — Assigned to command the Juanita in the Asiatic squadron. 

1884 — Promoted to Captain and assigned to command the 

Dolphin, one of the four vessels that formed the original 
White Squadron. 

1885 —In command of the flagship Pensacola, of the European 

squadron, for three years. 
1889 — Chief of the Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting, with 

rank of Commodore. 
1893 — Made a member of the Lighthouse Board. 

1896 — Commissioned Commodore, and made President of the 

Board of Inspection and Survey. 

1897 — Sent to China in command of the Asiatic squadron. 

1898 — Defeated the Spanish fleet at Manila, Philippine Islands, 

in one of the greatest battles in naval history. 


" Thy voice sounds like a prophet's word." — Halleck. 

/T\OMMODORE DEWEY was sent to the Asiatic Station in 
V November, 1897, at his own request. His health was not 

^^ of the best, and he thought sea duty would restore it. His 
companions at the Metropolitan Club in Washington gave him a 
rousing send-off at a banquet, where the following song was sung. 
It was written by Col. Archibald Hopkins, Clerk of the Court of 
Claims : 

Fill all your glasses full to-night, 

The wind is off the shore; 
And be it feast or be it fight, 

We pledge the Commodore. 

Through days of storm, through days of calm, 

On board Pacific seas, 
At anchor off the Isles of Palm, 

Or with the Japanese. 

Ashore, afloat, on deck below. 

Or where our bulldogs roar. 
To back a friend or breast a foe. 

We pledge the Commodore. 

We know our honor'll be unstained. 

Where'er his ])ennant flies, 
Our rights respected and maintained, 

Whatever power defies. 

And when he takes the homeward tack, 

Beneath an Admiral's flag. 
We'll hail the day that brings him back. 

And have another jag. 

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To which Col. Hopkins has added the following stanza since 
the Battle of Manila : 

Along the far Philippine coast, 
Where flew the flag of Spain, 

Our Commodore to-day can boast, 
" 'Twill never fly again." 

j-^-op-- iHAMPA^v 

"Who says in verse what others say in prose." — Po/>e. 

(These lines were written for the " Life of George Dewey, 
American Citizen and Rear Admiral U. S. Navy," b}' George 
Coronway, of Wilkes- Barre, Pa., and are presented with the com- 
pliments of the author.) 


'Twas on the first of May 
When Dewey led the way 
Into Manila Bay, 

And faced the foe; 
Our hero was aware 
Of all the perils there — 
But what did Dewey care, 

When told to go ? 

Entering the Bay. 

'Tis now the dead of night, - 
There's not a star in sight, 
Our ships bear not a light 

On either side; 
The waves roll gently by. 
The breezes gently sigh 
A peaceful lullaby 

Unto the tide. 


'^ILA. MAY I, 1898, 

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Each seaman holds his breath, 
And all is calm as death — 
Sare that now travaileth 

The laboring screw; 
'Tis God alone doth know 
What fancies strange do grow, 
What visions come and go 

Now 'mong the crew. 

But hark ! that loud report — 
It comes toward our port — 
They're firing from the fort — 

They've seen our sparks ! 
Their challenge we defied, 
And quickly we replied — 
A volley from our side 

Soon stopped their barks. 

• With boldness nigh divine, 
On steamed our gallant line — 
Defying fort and mine — 

At last they reached the Ba)-, 
Our colors flying gay. 
All ready for the fray — 
To win or die. 

The Battle Morn. 

The Spaniards' blood ran cold, 
Their wrath they could not hold, 
To see the Yankee bold 

So early there; 
Ere rose the morning sun 
The battle had begun, 
When loud the foeman's gun 

Rang through the air. 

Then Dewey, ever brave — 
Our champion of the wave — 
The well-known signal gave : 
" Avenge the Maine;" 



: '\c^ 

\ JiiM/4r.//' 

V «l 1 1 " Loud from many a lung 

\^ I 1 The fiery signal rung — 

\ While proud Olynipia flung 

\ Death into Spain." 


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Loud from many a lung 
The fiery signal rung — 
While proud Olympia flung 
Death into Spain. 

Again our vessels cheered — 

Majestic they appeared. 

As to the front they steered, 

With warlike sway. 
And, heedless of the mine 
That lay beneath the brine, 
Swept by the Spanish line. 

And Cavite. 

Terrific was the fight, 
Appalling was the sight — 
Each side, with main and might. 

Fought brave and well; 
Our squadron's mighty guns, 
Manned by our gallant sons. 
Belched forth their ready tons 

Of shot and shell. 

The flagship of the foe 

Was shattered 'neath the blow. 

Her captain was laid low; 

Her fatal deck, 
Alas ! was covered o'er 
With dead men by the score — 
She sank, to rise no more, 

A mortal wreck. 

From larboard and from port, 
We sent, with loud report, 
A death note to each fort 

And ship of Spain; 
The enemy was crushed. 
His every gun was hushed — 
Our tars, with victory flushed. 
Loud cheered again. 

Like of George Dewey. 

We never lost a son, 
A vessel or a gun — 
The figlit was nobly won — 

Long live the brave ! 
Our Stars and Stripes to-day 
Are flying, proud and gay. 
Above Manila Bay — 

Long may it wave ! 

Hail Dewey, bold and true, 
Hail all his captains, too — 
And don't forget the crew — 

Loud hail them all ! 
Have pity for the brave. 
Who sleep beneath the wave, 
Within their ocean grave — 

God rest their souls. 

Do Thou, O Lord of Hosts, 
Guard us from idle boasts. 

And fancies vain; 
Soon may this tempest cease, 
And may the day of peace 

Return again. 


" Beware 
Of entrance to a quarrel; but, being in, 
Bear it that the opposed may beware of thee." — Shakespeare. 

MR. J. L. STICKNEY, formerly an officer in the United 
States Navy, but now a correspondent for the New York 
Herald, was on board the Admiral's flagship, and volun- 
teered as his aide during the battle. The proffered service was 
accepted, and that gentleman received honorable mention by the 
Admiral in his official report of the battle to his government at 
Washington. Mr. Stickney sent to his paper the following account 
of the naval victory: 

Manila, Phillipine Islands, on board the flagship Olympia, May 
I, via Hong Kong, Saturday, May 7. — Not one Spanish flag flies in 
Manila Bay to-day. Not one Spanish warship floats except as our 

More than two hundred Spanish dead and five hundred to seven 
hundred wounded attest to the accuracy of the American fire. 

Commodore Dewey attacked the Spanish position at Cavite this 
morning. He swept five times along the line and scored one of the 
most brilliant successes in modern warfare. 

That our is trifling adds to the pleasure of victory without 
detracting from its value. The number of hits our vessels received 
proved how brave and stubborn was the defense made by the Spanish 

Miraculous as it may appear, not one of our men was killed, and 
only eight were wounded. Those who were wounded suffered only 
slight injuries. 

Commodore Dewey arrived -off Manila Bay last night and decided 
to enter the bay at once. 



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With all its lights out the squadron steamed into Bocagrande, with 
crews at the guns. This was the order of the squadron, which was 
kept during the whole time of the first battle : — 







The flagship passed Corregidor Island without a sign being given 
that the Spaniards were aware of its approach. 

Not until the flagship was a mile beyond the Corregidor was a 
gun fired. Then one heavy shot went screaming over the Raleigh 
and the Olympia, followed by a second, which fell further astern. 

The Raleigh, the Concord and the Boston replied, the Concord's 
shells exploding apparently exactly inside the shore battery, which 
fired no more. 

Our squadron slowed down to barely steerage way and the men 
were allowed to sleep alongside their guns. Commodore Dewey had 
timed our arrival so that we were within five miles of the city of 
Manila at daybreak. 

We then sighted the Spanish squadron. Rear Admiral Montojo 
commanding, off Cavite. Here the Spaniards had a well equipped 
navy yard called Cavite Arsenal. 

Admiral Montojo's flag was flying on the 3, 500 ton protected cruiser 
Reina Christina. The protected Catilla, of 3,200 tons, was moored 
ahead, and astern to the port battery, and to seaward were the cruisers 
Don Juan de Austria, Don Antonio de Ulloa, Isla de Cuba, Isla de 
Luzon, Quiros, Marquis del Onero and General Lezox. 

These ships and the flagship remained under way during most of 
the action. 

With the United States flag flying at all their mastheads, our ships 
moved to the attack in line ahead, with the speed of eight knots, first 
passing in front of Manila, where the action was begun by three 

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batteries mounting guns powerful enough to send a shell over us at a 
distance of five miles. 

The Concord's guns boomed out a reply to these batteries with 
two shots. No more were fired, because Commodore Dewey could 
not engage with these batteries without sending death and destruc- 
tion into the crowded city. 

As we neared Cavite two very powerful submarine mines were 
exploded ahead of the flagship. This was at six minutes past five 

The Spaniards evidently had misjudged our position. Immense 
volumes of water were thrown high in air by these destroyers, but 
no harm was done to our ships. 

Commodore Dewey had fought with Farragut at New Orleans 
and Mobile Bay, where he had his first experience with torpedoes. 
Not knowing how many inore mines there might be ahead, he still 
kept on without faltering. 

No other mines exploded, however, and it is believed that the 
Spaniards had only these two in place. 

Only a few minutes later the shore battery at Cavite Point sent 
over the flagship a shot that nearly hit the battery in Manila, but 
soon the guns got a better range, and the shells began to strike near 
us or burst close aboard from both the batteries and the Spanish 

The heat was intense. Men stripped off all clothing except their 

As the Olympia drew nearer all was silent on board as if the ship 
had been empty, except for the whirr of blowers and the throb of 
the engines. 

Suddenly a shell burst directly over us. 

From the boatswain's mate at the after 5-inch gun came a 
hoarse cry. 

"REMEMBER THE MAINE!" arose from the throats of five 
hundred men at the guns. 

This watchword was caught up in turrets and firerooms, wherever 
seaman or fireman stood at his post. 




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"Remember the Maine ! " had rung out for defiance and revenge. 
Its utterance seemed unpremeditated, but was evidently in every 
man's mind, and now that the moment had come to make adequate 
reply to the murder of the Maine's crew, every man shouted what 
was in his heart. 

The Olympia was now ready to begin the fight. 

Commodore Dewey, his chief of staff, Commander Lamberton, 
and aide and myself, with Executive Officer Lieutenant Rees and 
Navigator Lieutenant Calkins, who conned ship most admirably, 
were on the forward bridge. Captain Gridley was in the conning 
tower, as it was thought unsafe to risk losing all the senior officers 
by one shell. 

"You may fire when ready, Gridley," said the Commodore, and 
at nineteen minutes of six o'clock, at a distance of 5,500 yards, the 
starboard 8-inch gun in the forward turret roared forth a compliment 
to the Spanish forts. 

Presently similar guns from the Baltimore and the Boston sent 
250-pound shells hurtling toward the Castilla and the Reina Christina. 

The Spaniards seemed encouraged to fire faster, knowing exactly 
our distance, while we had to guess theirs. Their ship and shore 
guns were making things hot for us. 

The piercing scream of shot was varied often by the bursting of 
time fuse shells, fragments of which would lash the water like 
shrapnel or cut our hull and rigging. 

One large shell that was coming straight at the Olympia's forward 
bridge fortunately fell within less than one hundred feet away. 
One fragment cut the rigging exactly over the heads of Lamberton, 
Rees and myself. 

Another struck the bridge gratings in line with it. A third 
passed just under Commodore Dewey and gouged a hole in the deck. 
Incidents like these were plentiful. 

Our men naturally chafed at being exposed without returning 
fire from all our guns, but laughed at danger and chatted good 
humoredly. A few nervous fellows could not help dodging 
mechanically when shells would burst right over them or close 

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board, or would strike the water and pass overhead, with the 
peculiar spluttering roar made by a tumbling rifled projectile. 

Still the flagship steered for the centre of the Spanish line, and, 
as our other ships were astern, the Olympia received most of the 
Spaniard's attention. 

"Open with all guns," said Dewey, and the ship brought her port 
broadside bearing. 

The roar of all the flagship's 5-inch rapid firers was followed 
by a deep diapason of her after turret 8-inchers. 

Soon our other vessels were equally hard at work, and we could 
see that our shells were making Cavite harbor hotter for the 
Spaniards than they had made the approach for us. 

Protected by their shore batteries and made safe from close attack 
b}' shallow water, the Spaniards were in a strong position. They 
put up a gallant fight. 

The Spanish ships were sailing back and forth behind the Castilla, 
and their fire, too, was hot. 

One shot struck the Baltimore and passed clean through her, 
fortunately hitting no one. Another ripped up her main deck, dis- 
abled a 6-inch gun and exploded a box of 3-pounder ammunition, 
wounding eight men. 

The Olympia was struck abreast the gun in the wardroom by a 
shell which burst outside, doing little damage. 

The signal halyards were cut from Lieutenant Brumby's hand on 
the after bridge. A shell entered the Boston's port quarter and 
burst in Ensign Dodridge's stateroom, starting a hot fire, and fire 
was also caused by a shell which burst in the port hammock netting. 
Both these fires were quickly put out. 

Another shell passed through the Boston's foremast just in front 
of Captain Wildes, on the bridge. 

After having made four runs along the Spanish line, finding the 
chart incorrect, Lieutenant Calkins, the Olympia's navigator, told 
the Commodore he believed he could take the ship nearer the enemy, 
with lead going to watch the depth of water. The flagship started 

Life of George Dewey. 59 

over the course for the fifth time, running within two thousand 
yards of the Spanish vessels. 

At this range even 6-pounders were effective, and the storm of 
shells poured upon the unfortunate Spanish began to show marked 

Three of the enemy's vessels were seen burning and their fire 

On finishing this run Commodore Dewey decided to give the men 
breakfast, as they had been at the guns two hours with only one cup 
of coffee to sustain them. Action ceased temporarily at twenty-five 
minutes of eight o'clock, the other ships passing the flagship and the 
men cheering lustily. 

Our ship remained beyond range of the enemy's guns until ten 
minutes of eleven o'clock, when the signal for close action again 
went up. The Baltimore had the place of honor in the lead, with 
the flagship following and the other ships as before. 

The Baltimore began firing at the Spanish ships and batteries at 
sixteen minutes past eleven o'clock, making a series of hits as if at 
target practice. 

The Spaniards replied very slowh', and the Commodore signaled 
the Raleigh, the Boston, the Concord and the Petrel to go into the 
inner harbor and destroy all the enemy's ships. 

By her light draught the little Petrel was enabled to move within 
one thousand yards. Here, firing swiftly, but accurately, she com- 
manded everything still flying the Spanish flag. 

Other ships were also doing their whole duty, and soon not one 
red and yellow ensign remair.ed aloft, except on a battery up the 

The Spanish flagship and the Castilla had long been burning 
fiercel)', and the last vessel to be abandoned was the Don Antonio 
de UUoa, which lurched over and sank. 

Then the Spanish flag on the Arsenal staff was hauled down, and 
at half-past twelve o'clock a white flag was hoisted there. Signal 
was made to the Petrel to destroy all the vessels in the inner harbor, 
and Lieutenant Hughes, with an armed boat's crew, set fire to the 


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Don Juan de Austria, Marquis Duero, the Isla de Cuba and the 

The large transport Manila and many tug boats and small craft 
fell into our hands. 

"Capture or destroy Spanish squadron," were Dewey's orders. 
Never were instructions more effectually carried out. 

Within seven hours 
after arriving on the 
scene of action noth- 
ing remained to be 



We have met the enemy, and they are ours." — Oliver H. Perry. 

THE newspaper reports of the Battle of Manila were both 
sensational and apparently accurate ; yet thousands of the 
American people could hardly believe such a complete 
victory, with so insignificant a loss to the American fleet, possible, 
and the official report of Rear Admiral Dewey was awaited with 
unusual interest. At last it came, greatly to the relief of an anxious 
people and of the officials at Washington. We give the report in 

Flagship Olympia, May \, 1898. 

* * * The squadron left Mirs Bay on April 27th. * * * 
Arrived off Bolinao on the morning of April 30th, and finding no 
vessels there, proceeded down the coast and arrived off the entrance 
to Manila Bay on the same afternoon. The Boston and Concord 
were sent to reconnoitre Port Subic. * * * a thorough search 
of the port was made by the Boston and the Concord, but the Spanish 
fleet was not found. * * * 

Entered the south channel at 11 130 P. M., steaming in column at 
eight knots. After half the squadron had passed, a battery on the 
south side of the channel opened fire, none of the shots taking effect. 
The Boston and McCulloch returned the fire. 

The squadron proceeded across the bay at sloyv speed and arrived 
off Manila at daybreak and was fired upon at 5: 15 A. M. by three 
batteries at Manila and two near Cavite, and by the Spanish fleet 
anchored in an approximately east and west line across the mouth 
of Baker Bay, with their left in shoal water in Canacao Bay. 

The squadron then proceeded to the attack, the flagship 
Olympia, under my personal direction, leading, followed at distance 

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by the Baltimore, Raleigh, Petrel, Concord and Boston, in the 
order named, which formation was maintained throughout the 

The squadron opened fire at 5 141 a. m. While advancing to the 
attack, two mines were exploded ahead of the flagship, too far to be 
efifective. The squadron maintained a continuous and precise fire, 
at ranges varying from 5,000 to 2,000 yards, counter-marching in a 
line approximately parallel to that of the Spanish fleet. The 
enemy's fire was vigorous but generally ineffective. 

Early in the engagement two launches put out toward the Olympia 
with the apparent intention of using torpedoes. One was sunk and 
the other disabled by our fire and beached, before an opportunity 
occurred to fire torpedoes. 

At 7 A. M. the Spanish flagship Reina Christina made a desperate 
attempt to leave the line and come out to engage at short range, 
but was received with such galling fire, the entire battery of the 
Olympia being concentrated upon her, that she was barely able to 
return to the shelter of the point. 

The fires started in her by our shells at this time were not 
extinguished until she sank. * * * The three batteries at Manila 
had kept up a continuous report from the beginning of the engage- 
ment, which fire was not returned by this squadron. The first of 
these batteries was situated on the south mole head, at the entrance 
to the Pasig river. The second on the south bastion of the walled 
city of Manila and the third at Malate, about one-half mile further 

At this point I sent a message to the Governor-General to the 
effect that if the batteries did not cease firing the city would be 
shelled. This had the effect of silencing them. 

At 7:35 A. M. I ceased firing and withdrew the squadron for 
breakfast. At 1 1 : 16 A. M. returned to the attack. By this time the 
Spanish flagship and almost the entire Spanish fleet were in flames. 
At 12 : 30 p. M. the squadron ceased firing, the batteries being silenced 
and the ships sunk, burnt and deserted. At 1 2 : 40 P. M. the squadron 
returned and anchored off Manila, the Petrel being left behind to 

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complete the destruction of the smaller gunboats, which were 
behind the point of Cavite. 

This duty was performed by Commander E. P. Wood, in the 
most expeditious and complete manner possible. The Spanish lost 
the following- vessels: Sunk — Reina Christina, Castilla, Don 
Antonio de Ulloa; burnt — Don Juan de Austria, Isle de Luzon, Isle 
de Cuba, General Lezo, Marquis del Duero, El Correo Velasco and 
Isla de Mindanao (transport) ; captured — Rapido and Hercules (tugs) 
and several small launches. 

I am unable to obtain complete accounts of the enemy's killed 
and wounded, but believe their losses to be very heavy. The 
Reina Christina alone had one hundred and fifty killed, including 
the captain, and ninety wounded. I am happy to report that the 
damage done to the squadron under my command was inconsiderable. 
There were none killed and only seven men in the squadron slightly 
wounded. * * * 

Several of the vessels were struck and even penetrated, but the 
damage was of the slightest, and the squadron is in as good condition 
now as before the battle. 

I beg to state to the department that I doubt if any commander- 
in-chief was ever served by more loyal, efficient and gallant captains 
than those of the squadron now under my command. 

Captain Frank Wildes, commanding the Boston, volunteered to 
remain in command of his vessel, although his relief arrived before 
leaving Hong Kong. Assistant Surgeon Kindleberger, of the 
Olympia, and Gunner J. C. Evans, of the Boston, also volunteered 
to remain after orders detaching them had arrived. 

The conduct of my personal staff was excellent. Commander B. 
P. Lamberton, chief of staff, was a volunteer for that position and 
gave me most efficient aid. Lieutenant Brumby, flag lieutenant, 
and Ensign W. P. Scott, aide, performed their duties as signal offi- 
cers, in a highly creditable manner. 

The Olympia being short of officers for the battery. Ensign H. 
H. Caldwell, flag secretary, volunteered for, and was assigned to a 
sub-division of the five-inch battery. Mr. J. L. Stickney, formerly 

64 Life ok George Dewev. 

an officer in the United States Navy, and now correspondent for the 
New York Herald, volunteered for duty as my aide, and rendered 
valuable services. 

I desire specially to mention the coolness of Lieutenant C. G. 
Calkins, the navigator of the Olympia, who came under my personal 
observation, being on the bridge with me throughout the entire 
action, and giving the ranges to the guns with an accuracy that was 
proven by the excellency of the firing. 

On May 2, the day following the engagement, the squadron again 
went to Cavite, where it remains. * * * On the third, the mili- 
tary forces evacuated the Cavite arsenal which was taken possession 
of by a landing party. 

On the same day the Raleigh and Baltimore secured the surrender 

of the batteries on Corregidor Island, paroling the garrison and 

destroying the guns. On the morning of May 4, the transport 

Manila, which had been aground in Baker Bay, was towed off and 

made a prize. 


To a representative of a New York piper, who interviewed 
Admiral George Dewey on board the flagsh p Olympia one month 
after the smoke of battle had cleared away, that greatest of all naval 
heroes gave his own version of the battle as follows : 

"This battle in Manila Bay was fought in Hong Kong Harbor. 
That is, the hard work was done there; the execution here was not 

"With the co-operation of the officers of the fleet, my plans were 
carefully studied out there, and no detail omitted. Any man who 
had a suggestion to offer was heard, and if it was a good one it was 
adopted. After the indications of war were so strong that it 
appeared inevitable, I devoted my time and energies to making 
every preparation possible. 

"When we left Hong Kong and anchored in Mirs Bay, outside 
of the neutrality limits, I had determined upon my line of action. 
When we left there, a few days later, we sailed away ready for battle, 
and expecting it as soon as we reached the neighborhood of Manila. 


Life of George Dewey. 65 

"From that hour of departure until we drew out of action Sun- 
day morning, May 1, after destroying the Spanish squadron, we 
practically did not stop the engines of our ships. We came directly 
across from the China post to that of Luzon, headed down toward 
the entrance of Manila Bay, reconnoitered Subig Bay, where it had 
been rumored we would find the enemy, made the entrance to 
Manila, passed Corregidor Island by the south channel in the dark 
ness of the night and steamed across the bay close to Manila, where 
at lareak of day we discovered the Spanish fleet off Cavite. 

"Signaling to prepare for action and follow the flagship, I gave 
orders to steam past the enemy and engage their ships. The result 
you can see by looking at the sunken vessels in the harbor. 

"Every ship and every man did his duty well, and the marvel of 
it all is that not one man on our side was killed or even seriously 
injured. The only harm inflicted on the ships was of a trivial 
nature, although the Spaniards kept up a lively fire until their gun 
decks were no longer out of water and they had no men to man the 

"The Spanish Admiral and officers and crew fought bravely and 
deserve credit for their valor, but all their vessels were either 
destroyed or sunk, with a loss of several hundred killed and nearly 
as many wounded. 

"The battle was fiercely contested as long as it lasted, but the 
superiority of our fleet and ships, guns, men and markmanship 
soon won for us the victory. 



" Thrice armed is he that hath his quarrel just ; 
And he but naked, though clad in armoured steel, 
Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted." — Sliakespearc. 

WHILE this is in no sense a history of the war with Spain, 
a few of the details regarding that portion of it in which 
George Dewey played so important a part will not be 
out of place here. It has been said by some unfriendly critics that 
the Spanish forces were greatly overmatched in the Battle of 
Manila, and it is well that there should be no misunderstanding on 
that point — well for us of the present, and more so for the genera- 
tions yet unborn. 

Commodore Dewey's fighting force consisted of seven vessels, and 
was accompanied by two transports with supplies and ammunition. 
The following statement of facts will be of interest here : 

Fleet Officers : Commodore George Dewey, Commander-in-Chief ; 
Commander B. P. Lamberton, Chief-of-Staff ; Lieutenant L. M. 
Brumby, Flag Lieutenant; Ensign H. H. Caldwell, Secretary. 

The flagship of the squadron, the cruiser Olympia, is a twin 
screw steamer of steel, with two covered barbettes and two military 
masts, and was launched at San Francisco in 1892. She is three 
hundred and forty feet long, has a beam of fifty-three feet and a 
mean draft of twenty-one feet six inches. Her tonnage is five 
thousand eight hundred and seventy tons, her coal-carrying capac- 
ity is one thousand three hundred tons and her speed is twenty-one 
and a half knots. Her armor consists of steel deck plates, steel- 
covered barbettes, hoods and gun shields, and two conning towers. 
She is also protected with a cellulose belt thirty-three inches thick 
and eight feet broad. Her armament includes four eight-inch 
breech loaders, ten five-inch quick-firing guns, fourteen six-pounder 


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quick-fire guns, six one-pound quick-fire guns, four gatlings and six 
torpedo tubes. She carries four hundred and sixty-six men and 
belongs to the second class of protected cruisers. 

Her staff of officers during the battle of Manila was as follows : 

Captain, Charles V. Gridley; Lieut. -Commander, S. C. Paine; 
Lieutenants: C. G. Calkins, V. S. Nelson, G. S. Morgan, S. M. 
Strite; Ensigns: M. M. Taylor, F. B. Upham, W. P. Scott, A. G. 
Kavanagh, H. V. Butler; Med. Inspector, A. F. Price; Passed Ass't 
Surgeon, J. E. Page; Ass't Surgeon, C. H. Kindleberger ; Pay 
Inspector, D. A. Smith; Chief Engineer, J. Entwistle; Ass't Engi- 
neer, E. H. De Lany; Ass't Engineer, J. F. Marshall, Jr. ; Chaplain, 
J. B. Frazier; Captain of Marines, W. P. Biddle; Gunner, L. J. G. 
Kuhlwein; Carpenter, W. Macdonald; Acting Boatswain, E. J. 

The Baltimore was launched in Philadelphia in 1888. She is also 
a protected cruiser of the second class, is built of steel, has twin 
screws and two military tops. She is three hundred and twenty- 
seven feet six inches long, forty -eight feet six inches in beam, has 
a mean draft of nineteen feet six inches, a tonnage of four thousand 
six hundred tons and a speed of twenty knots. Her protection con- 
sists of steel deck plates, shields for all the guns and conning tower. 
Her armament consists of four eight-inch breech loaders, six six- 
inch breech loaders, two six-pound rapid firers, two three-pound 
rapid firers, two one-pound rapid firers, four one-pound revolving 
cannon, two gatling guns, and five torpedo tubes. She carries a 
crew of three hundred and ninety-five men. 

Officers: Captain, N. M. Dyer; Lieut. -Commander, G. Block- 
linger; Lieutenants: W. Braunersreuther, F. W. Kellogg, J. M. 
EUicott, C. S. Stanworth; Ensigns: G. H. Hay ward, M. J. IMcCor- 
mack, U. E. Irwin; Naval Cadets: D. W. Wurtsbaugh. I. Z. Wet- 
tensoll, C. M. Tozer, T. A. Karney; Passed Ass't Surgeon, F. A. 
Heiseler; Ass't Surgeon, R. K. Smith; Pay Inspector, E. Bellows; 
Chief Engineer, A. C. Engard; Ass't Engineers: H. B. Price, H. I. 
Cone; Naval Cadet Engineer, C. P. Burt; Chaplain, T. S. K. Free- 
man; First Lieut, of Marines, D. Williams; Acting Boatswain 

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H. R. Brayton; Gunner, L. J. Connelly; Acting Gunner, L. J. 
Waller; Carpenter, O. Bath. 

The Boston, also a second class protected cruiser, was launched 
in 1884. She is a steel vessel of three thousand one hundred and 
eighty-nine tons, with a single screw. Her length is two hundred 
and seventy feet three inches, beam forty-two feet, and mean draft 
seventeen feet. Her speed is fifteen and a half knots. Her deck is 
partially protected, and she carries two eight-inch breech loaders, 
six six-inch breech loaders, two six-pound, two three-pound, and two 
one-pound rapid-fire guns, two three-pound revolving cannon and 
two gatlings. Her crew consists of two hundred and seventy-two 

Ofl&cers: Captain, F. Wildes; Lieut. -Commander, J. A. Norris; 
Lieutenants: J. Gibson, W. L. Howard; Ensigns: S. S. Robinson, 
L. H. Everhart, J. S. Doddridge; Surgeon, M. H. Crawford; Ass't 
Surgeon, R. S. Balkeman; Paymaster, J. R. Martin; Chief Engi- 
neer, G. B. Ransom; Ass't Engineer, L. J. James; First Lieut, of 
Marines, R. McM. Dutton; Gunner, J. C. Evans; Carpenter, I. H. 

The Raliegh was launched at Norfolk in 1892. She is a steel 
cruiser of the second class with twin screws and military tops. She 
is three hundred feet long, forty-two feet in beam, eighteen feet 
draft, three thousand one hundred and eighty -three tons of tonnage 
and a speed of nineteen knots. Her deck is protected with armor, 
she carries a cellulose belt, an armored conning tower and steel 
sponsons. She carries one six-inch rapid-fire gun on her forecastle, 
ten five-inch rapid-fire guns, two on the poop and four on each side 
of the gun-deck in sponsons ; eight six-pound and four one-pound 
rapid-fire guns, two gatlings and six torpedo tubes. Her crew 
numbers two hundred and ninety-five. 

Officers: Captain, J. B. Coghlan; Lieut. -Commander, F. Singer; 
Lieutenants: W. Winder, B. Tappan, H. Rodman, C. B. Morgan; 
Ensigns: F. L. Chidwick, P. Babin; Surgeon, E. H. Marsteller; 
Ass't Surgeon, D. N. Carpenter; Passed Ass't Paymaster, S. R. 
Heap; Chief Engineer, F. H. Bailey; Passed Ass't Engineer, A. S. 


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Halstead; Ass't Engineer, J. R. Brady; First Lieut, of Marines, 
T. C. Tieadwell; Acting Gunner, G. D. Johnstone; Acting Car- 
penter, T. E. Kiley. 

The Concord is a third-class cruiser, really a gunboat, of one 
thousand seven hundred tons, with twin screws, length of two hun- 
dred and thirty feet, beam of thirty-six feet, draft of fourteen feet, 
and can make seventeen knots. Her deck and conning tower are 
protected with light armor. She carries six six-inch guns, two six- 
pound, two three-pound, and one one-pound rapid-fire guns, two 
two-pound revolving cannon, two gatlings and two torpedo tubes. 
She has a crew of one hundred and fifty men. 

Officers: Commander, A. S. Walker; Lieut. -Commander, G. P. 
Colvocoreses ; Lieutenants: T. B. Howard, P. W. Hourigan; 
Ensigns: L. A. Kiser, W. C. Davidson, O. S. Knepper; Passed 
Ass't Surgeon, R. G. Broderick; Passed Ass't Paymaster, E. D. 
Ryan ; Chief Engineer, Richard Inch ; Passed Ass't Engineer, 
H. W. Jones; Assistant Engineer, E. H. Dunn. 

The Petrel is a gunboat of eight hundred tons. She was launched 
in Baltimore in 1888, is one hundred and seventy-six feet long, 
thirty-one feet beam, eleven feet seven inches in draft and makes 
13.7 knots an hour. Her deck and six-inch guns are protected with 
armor. 'She carries four six-inch guns, two three-pound and one 
one-pound rapid-fire guns, two one-pound revolving cannon and two 
gatlings. Her crew is one hundred men. 

Officers: Commander, E. P. Wood; Lieutenants: E. M. Hughes, 
B. A. Fiske, A. N. Wood, C. P. Plunkett; Ensigns: G. L. Fermier, 
W. S. Montgomery; Passed Ass't Surgeon, C. D. Brownell ; Assist- 
ant Paymaster, G. G. Siebells ; Passed Assistant Engineer, R. T. 

The McCulloch is a revenue cutter of one thousand five hundred 
tons, built of steel and armed with four four-inch guns. She has a 
speed of fourteen knots an hour and carries a force of one hundred 
and thirty men. 

Admiral Montojo's fleet consisted of twelve vessels. The Reina 
Cristina, the flagship, was an armored cruiser of three thousand and 

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ninety tons; she was launched at Ferrol in 1887. She had a single 
screw, was two hundred and eighty feet long, forty-three feet in 
beam, had a mean draft of 15.5 feet and a speed of seventeen and a 
half knots. She carried an armament of six 6.2-inch Hontorio breech 
loaders, two 2.7-inch Hontorios, three six-pound, two four-pound,- 
and six three-pound rapid-fire guns, two machine guns and five 
torpedo tubes. She had a crew of three hundred and seventy men. 

The Castilla was a wooden second-class cruiser, launched at Cadiz 
in 1 88 1, and was bark rigged, with a single screw. Her length was 
two hundred and forty-six feet, her beam forty-six feet, her draft 
twenty-one feet, her displacement three thousand three hundred 
and forty-two tons and her speed fourteen knots. Her armament 
consisted of four 5.9-inch Krupp guns, two 4.7-inch Krupp guns, 
two 3.4-inch guns, two 2.9-inch Krupp guns, eight rapid-fire guns, 
four one-pound revolving cannon and two torpedo tubes. She car- 
ried three hundred men. 

The Don Juan De Austria was an iron cruiser of the third class. 
She was launched at Trieste in 1875, had a displacement of one thou- 
sand one hundred and thirty tons, a length of two hundred and ten 
feet, beam of thirty-two feet, draft of twelve feet six inches and a 
speed of fourteen knots. She carried an armored belt of from four 
to eight inches thick and nine and a half feet broad. Her arma- 
ment consisted of four 4.7-inch Hontorio breech loaders, two 2.7- 
inch breech loaders, twelve three-pound quick-firers, four one-pound 
revolving cannon, five machine guns and four torpedo tubes. Her 
central batteries and bulkheads were shielded and her deck was pro- 
tected. She carried a crew of one hundred and seventy-three men. 

The Don Antonio de Ulloa was a third-class unprotected cruiser. 
She was launched at Carraca in 1887. She was an iron single-screw 
vessel, two hundred and ten feet long, thirty-two feet beam, with a 
draft of twelve and a half feet, a displacement of one thousand one 
hundred and fifty-two tons and a speed of fourteen knots an hour. 
Her armament consisted of four 4.7-inch Hontorio breech loaders, 
and five six-pound Krupp rapid -firers. She carried a crew of one 
hundred and seventy-three men. 

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The Velasco was a small cruiser of the old type, launched at 
Blackwell in 1881. She was of iron, with one screw, a length of 
two hundred and ten feet, a beam of thirty- two, a draft of thirteen 
feet, a tonnage of one thousand one hundred and thirty-nine, and a 
speed of fourteen knots. She carried three six-inch Armstrong 
breech loaders, two two-inch Hontorio guns and two machine guns. 
Her crew was one hundred and seventy -three men. 

The Isla de Cuba and Isla de Luzon were sister ships. They 
were both laid down at Elswick in 1886 and launched in 1887. 
They were third-class protected cruisers with two screws and car- 
ried military tops. Their length was one hundred and eighty-five 
feet, their beam thirty feet, their mean draft eleven feet six inches, 
their displacement one thousand and forty tons and their speed 
fifteen knots. They were protected by steel deck plates and carried 
steel-clad conning towers. The armament of each consisted of six 
4.7-inch Hontorio guns, four six-pound rapid-firing guns, four one- 
inch Nordenfeldt machine guns and three torpedo tubes. They 
carried one hundred and sixty-four men each. 

The yuiros and Villalobos were also sister ships, both launched 
at Hong Kong, the former in 1895 and the latter in 1896. They 
were gunboats of composite construction, single screw, one hundred 
and forty-five feet long, and twenty-three feet beam. Their ton- 
nage was three hundred and forty-seven and their speed twelve 
knots. They were each armed with two six-pound rapid-firing 
guns, and two five-barreled Nordenfeldt machine guns. Each had 
a crew of sixty men. 

The gunboats El Correo and General Lezo were likewise sister 
ships. They were twin screw iron vessels of five hundred and 
twenty-four tons displacement, with engines of six hundred horse 
power. They were built respectively at Carraca and Cartagena in 
1 885. The El Correo was armed with three 4.7 inch Hontorio guns, 
two quick-fire guns, two machine guns, and one torpedo tube. Her 
speed was ten knots. The General Lezo carried one 3.5-inch gun, 
had one machine gun and two torpedo tubes. The complement of 
each gunboat was ninety-eight men. 

72 Life of George Dewey. 

The Marques del Duero was a dispatch boat used as a gunboat. 
She was an iron twin screw vessel of five hundred tons, was built 
at La Seyne in 1875, was one hundred and fifty-seven feet long and 
twenty-six feet in beam. Her speed was ten knots an hour. She 
carried one 6.2-ineh muzzle-loading Palliser rifle, two 4.7-inch 
smoothbores and a machine gun. Her complement was ninety- 
eight men. 

Besides these the Spaniards had two transports, one of which 
carried two torpedo boats ; otherwise these latter vessels were not 
in*the fight. 

Taking the three items of class, armament and complement the 
two fleets stood as follows : 

Fleet of ComiMOdore Dewev. 

„, , Men and 

Name. Class. ■ .\rmament. Officers. 

Olympia Protected Cruiser Four 8-in., ten 5-in.. 24 R.F. . . 466 

Baltimore Protected Cruiser Four 8-in., six 6-in., 10 R.F. . . 395 

Boston Par. Ptd. Cruiser Two 8-in. six 6-in., 10 R.F 272 

Raleigh Protected Cruiser One 6-in., ten 5-in., 14 R.F. . . 295 

Concord Gunboat Six 6-in,, 9 R.F 150 

Petrel Gunboat Four 6-in., 7 R.F loo 

McCuUoch Revenue Cutter Four 4-in r30 

Fleet of Admiral Montojo. 

Reina Cristina* Steel Cruiser Six 6. 2-in., two 2.7. 13 R.F 370 

Castilla Wood Cruiser Four 5.9, two 4.7, two 3.4, two 

2.9, 12 R.F 300 

Don Antonio de UUoa Iron Cruiser Four 4,7, 5 R.F 173 

Don Juan de Austria Iron Cruiser Four 4.7, two 2.7, 21 R.F 173 

Isla de Luzon Steel Ptd, Cruiser Six 4.7, 8 R.F 164 

Isia de Cuba Steel Ptd. Cruiser Six 4.7, 8 R.F 164 

Velasco Iron Cruiser Three 6-in., two 2.7, 2 R.F 173 

Marques del Duero Gunboat One 6.2, two 4.7, i R.F 98 

General Lezo Gunboat One 3,5, i R.F 97 

El Correo Gunboat Three 4.7, 4 R.F 116 

Quiros Gunboat 4 R.F 60 

Villalobos Gunboat 4 R.F 60 

Two torpedo boats and two transports. 

Epitomized, the comparative strength was as follows: 
George Dewey had two gunboats, four cruisers, one cutter, fifty- 
seven classified big guns; seventy-four rapid-firers and machine 
guns and one thousand eight hundred and eight men. 

* Klatiship. 


Life of George Dewey. 73 

The Spanish Admiral had seven cruisers, five gunboats, two tor- 
pedo boats; fifty-two classified big guns; eighty-three rapid-firers 
and machine guns, and one thousand nine hundred and forty-eight 

It cannot be denied that tlie Americans had a greater number of 
heavy guns and that their ships were of more modern construction ; 
nor must it be overlooked that the Spanish fleet was much more 
numerous, and that it had the immense assistance of protecting forts 
manned with strong garrisons and mounting an unknown number 
of guns, of whose calibre and force the most terrible tales had been 
circulated by the Spanish press and officials. 

That the Spaniards were outclassed is true ; but, though it may 
sound paradoxical, that the odds were with them and against the 
Americans is equally true. The superiority of George Dewey's 
fleet was not in number of boats or men, nor the size or number of 
his guns. It was the superiority of his gunners as marksmen ; the 
advantage gained by practice and skill, coupled with Yankee ingenu- 
ity, and the long and wise head of the American commander, which 
made his victory possible, and raised the standing of the American 
navy to that of a first-rate power among the navies of the world. 
Had the positions been reversed, the Spaniards having the Ameri- 
can boats and guns, and George Dewey in command of the vessels 
and guns which were pitted against him, the result would have 
been the same — the Americans would surely have been the victors. 


" Lay on, Macduff; 
And damned be him who first cries ' Hold, enough.' " — Shakespeare. 

HNDER date of May 8, 1898, one week after the battle, Mr. 
Henry G. Ladd, a correspondent of the New York Journal, 
cabled from Hong Kong the following message, which 
forms an interesting chapter in the record of events already 
described ; 

" Judging from comments cabled back here, there seems to be 
an impression that the Battle of Manila was not hard fought. 
There never was a more unjust mistake. That the Spaniards were 
no match for our men is true, but they did their best, in many cases 
fighting their ships long past the point where surrender would have 
been justified. They served their guns on some ships while the 
vessels were burning under them, and more than one crew went 
down with their ship rather than abandon a hopeless fight. 

" When the American fleet began its deadly circling, the Reina 
Cristina steamed out alone to attack the Olympia. All the Olym- 
pia's battery was concentrated on the opposing flagship, and at the 
close range nearly every American shot found its mark. In the 
face of this terrible fire the Reina Cristina advanced. She hit the 
Olympia too. The Olympia was hit thirteen times. 

" Dewey fought this fleet from the roof of the pilot house of the 
Olympia, and Captain Lambertson stood beside him. They were 
entirely without protection. The Reina's fire cut away the forward 
rigging of the Olympia, and a six-inch shell .shot away the .signal 
halliards, four feet above the Admiral's head. Admiral Montojo 
showed as much bravery. While his flagship was advancing 
in the teeth of the storm of iron from the Olympia he stood on the 
bridge of the Reina Cristina beside Captain Cadarso. When the 


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Reina turned to go back an eight-inch shell struck her, wrecking 
her engines and exploding one of her magazines. She was a mass 
of flame and in imminent danger of total destruction, but the Span- 
ish Admiral and his Captain stood as calmly on the bridge, in the 
midst of this hell, as though their movement was part of a naval 

" An eight-inch shell from the Olympia hit the bridge, fairly 
shooting it from under the Admiral, and killing Captain Cadarso. 

" It was not until then that Montojo transferred his pennant to 
the Castillo, and on that wooden ship continued the fight until the 
Castillo was aflame from stern to stern. 

" The fight made by the Don Antonio was even more heroic. 
Her hull was riddled, but she fought to the last, and went down 
with her flag still flying and her crew still aboard. With the Reina 
Cristina gone, the Don Antonio down, and the Castillo a plume of 
flame, a desperate attempt was made to destroy the Olympia. 

" Two torpedo boats shot out from the cover of the smoke. It 
was a move of ghastly daring. There was not one chance in a 
thousand that they could avoid discovery, and discovery was death. 
They were within 800 yards of the flagship when Dewey signalled 
to concentrate all the batteries on them. For an instant the water 
about the needle-like torpedo boats danced and dimpled like the 
surface of a pond in a rainstorm. Still they came on, while the big 
American cruiser flamed and roared from every steel throat that 
could be turned toward her darting, dancing assailants. An eight- 
inch shell struck the first one full in the centre, exploded, and broke 
the ship like a straw. Down went both sections, the bow and the 
stern pointing straight up as the divided boat sank with all on 
board. The second had her pilot house shot away. The shot 
turned her head toward the beach, and, either because they could 
not steer her, or because they wanted her destroyed rather than 
permit her to become a prize to the Americans, her crew ran her 
on the beach. 

When it became obvious that the Spanish fleet was doomed, a final 
effort was made to cripple the American squadron by sinking our 

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supply ships, the idea being that the Yankees must have more 
ammunition before they could fight the forts. The two transports 
lay far in the rear, guarded only by the revenue cutter McCuUoch. 
A small gunboat tried to reach the transports while the remainder 
of the fleet was at the farthest point of the circle from them. 
Dewey, from the Olympia's pilot house, saw the manoeuvre and 
comprehended its terrific import. He signalled, and all the ships 
that had free batteries in range fired on the Spanish forlorn hope. 
The McCulloch would have been almost a match for the gunboat. 
Of course, the Spaniard was driven back with hull riddled and upper 
works shattered. The most picturesque feature of the battle was 
the air of unconcern with which the Americans went through it. 

" There were seven men on the Boston's bridge with Captain 
Wildes. Seven shells passed over the bridge. One passed not 
more than two feet above their heads and burst beyond them, but 
so close that the base plug of the projectile was driven back on 

" During all this time Captain Wildes stood with his glasses in 
one hand and a palm-leaf fan in the other, and a cigar between his 

" Paymaster Martin made and served coffee during the whole 

" The little Petrel is the proudest ship of the fleet. They have 
christened her the ' little battleship. ' Her light draught enabled 
her to get close to the forts and the navy yard, and Captain Woods 
ran her fearlessly into the worst of it. The wonder is that she 
escaped unscathed. 

" When the Baltimore was sent to lead the second attack she 
came nearer to destruction than any vessel of the fleet. Her orders 
were to silence the shore batteries. She went ahead at full speed, 
directly across the bay. Her speed saved her, for she passed over 
two mines. 

" Just beyond her two mountains of water rose and burst, one on 
either side. 

" The mines exploded within 100 yards of her. She was not 

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damaged, but the waves from the explosions chased her, and she 
rolled and plunged in her onward course. She missed total destruc- 
tion by less than three seconds. 

" Thirty minutes after the Baltimore started at the head of the 
line every gun on shore and every Spanish ship, save the Don 
Antonio de Ulloa, had either been sunk, burned, or had retreated 
behind the arsenal. 

" The Ulloa, with all her upper works shot away and her decks 
swept with shell at every broadside from the American fleet, kept 
on fighting doggedly with her lower guns. She fought until she 
was cut to pieces, and then went down with all her crew. The 
Petrel, Concord, and Boston were sent to destroy whatever ships 
were in the navy yard, but the Boston, after twice running aground, 
left this work to her lighter draught companions. After this work 
had been done only the transport Manila remained above water. 
All the others that had not been destroyed by the Americans had 
been burned by their crews. 

" The Olympia was hit thirteen times, eight of the shots touch- 
ing her hull, but doing no damage. Two shells of the eight that 
hit the Baltimore pierced her hull. Six of the Baltimore's crew 
were slightly injured by the explosion of a shell on her deck, but 
were not so seriously injured as to quit fighting until the engage- 
ment was over. Five million dollars would not pay the Spanish loss 
on ships and forts. At least 400 Spaniards were killed, and twice as 
many were wounded. 


" I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips, 
Straining upon the start." — Shakespeare. 

TO a newspaper correspondent, who asked for his ideas of the 
lessons to be learned from the victory of May i, Admiral 
Dewey replied: 

" The first lesson of the battle teaches the importance of Ameri- 
can gunnery and good guns. 

' ' It confirms my early experiences under Admiral Farragut, that 
combats are decided more by skill in gunnery and the quality of the 
guns than by all else. 

" Torpedoes and other appliances are good in their way, but are 
entirely of secondary importance. 

'* The Spaniards, with their combined fleet and forts, were equal 
to us in gun power. But they were unable to harm us because of 
bad gunnery. 

" Constant practice made our gunnery destructive and won the 

" The second lesson of this battle is the complete demonstration 
of the value of high grade men. Cheap men are not wanted, are 
not needed, are a loss to the United States Navy. 

" We should have none but the very best men behind the guns. 
It will not do to have able officers and poor men. The men in their 
class must be the equal of the officers in theirs. We must have the 
best men filling all the posts on shipboard. 

" To make the attainments of the officers valuable we must have, 
as we have in this fleet, the best men to carry out their commands. 

" The third lesson, not less important than the others, is the 
necessity for inspection. Everything to be used in a battle should 
have been thoroughly inspected by naval officials. 

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" If this is done there will be no failure at a crisis m time of dan- 
ger. Look at the difference between our ships and the Spanish 

" Everything the Spaniards had was supplied by contract. Their 
shells, their powder, all their materials, were practically worthless, 
while ours were perfect. ' ' 


' How shall we rank thee upon glory's page ? 
Thou more than soldier, and just less than sage ? " — Moore. 

WHEN the victory of Manila Bay fully dawned upon the 
minds of the American people, there was an unanimous 
call from press and pulpit for some prompt and official 
recognition for George Dewey and his gallant associates. President 
McKinley responded to this popular feeling with the following 
message to Congress : 

To the Congress of the United States : 

On the 24th of April I directed the Secretary of the Navy to tele- 
graph orders to Commodore George Dewey, of the United States 
Navy, commanding the Asiatic squadron, then lying in the port of 
Hong Kong, to proceed forthwith to the Philippine Islands, there to 
begin operations and engage the assembled Spanish fleet. 

Promptly obeying that order, the United States squadron, consist- 
ing of the flagship Olympia, the Baltimore, the Raleigh, the Boston, 
the Concord and the Petrel, with the revenue cutter McCulloch as 
an auxiliary dispatch boat, entered the harbor of Manila at day- 
break on the ist of May and immediately engaged the entire Span- 
ish fleet of eleven ships, w hich were under the protection of the fire 
of the land forts. After a stubborn fight, in which the enemy 
suffered great loss, these vessels were destroyed or completely dis- 
abled, and the water battery of Cavite silenced. Of our brave offi- 
cers and men not one was lost, and only eight injured, and those 
slightly. All of our ships escaped any serious damage. 

By the 4th of May Commodore Dewey had taken possession of the 

naval station at Cavite, destroying the fortifications there and at the 

entrance of the bay and parolling their garrisons. The waters of 

the bay are under his complete control. He has established hos- 


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pitals within the American lines, where 250 of the Spanish sick and 
wounded are assisted and protected. 

The magnitude of this victory can hardly be measured by the 
ordinary standards of naval warfare. Outweighing any material 
advantage is the moral effect of this initial success. At this unsur- 
passed achievement the great heart of our Nation throbs, not with 
boasting nor with greed of conquest, but with deep gratitude that 
this triumph has come in a just cause, and that by the grace of God 
an effective step has thus been taken toward the attainment of the 
wished-for peace. To those whose skill, courage and devotion have 
won the fight, to the gallant commander and the.brave officers and 
men- who aided him, our country owes an incalculable debt. 

Feeling as our people feel and speaking in their name, I at once 
sent a message to Commodore Dewey, thanking him and his officers 
and men for their splendid achievement and over whelming, victory, 
and informing him that I had appointed him an Acting Rear 

I now recommend that, following our National precedents and 
expressing the fervent gratitude of every patriotic heart, the thanks 
of Congress be given Acting Rear Admiral George Dewey, of the 
United States Navy, for highly distinguished condiict in conflict 
with the enemy, and to the officers and men under his command for 
their gallantry in the destruction of the enemy's fleet and the cap- 
ture of the enemy's fortifications in the Bay of Manila. 

Executive Mansion, May 9, 1898. 

The message was received by both Senate and House with marked 
enthusiasm, and, acting on the suggestion of the President, the fol- 
lowing joint resolution was introduced and unanimously passed by 
a rising vote, every member standing : 

' ' Joint resolution tendering the thanks of Congress to Commo- 
dore George Dewey, U. S. N., and to the officers and men of the 
squadron under his command. 

"Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, that in pursuance 

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of the recommendation of the President, made in accordance with 
the provisions of section no of the Revised Statutes, the thanks of 
Congress and of the American people are hereby tendered to Com- 
modore George Dewey, U. S. N., commander-in-chief of the Asiatic 
station, for highly distinguished conduct in conflict with the enemy 
as displayed by him in the destruction of the Spanish fleet and bat- 
teries in the harbor of Manila, Philippine Islands, May i, 1898. 

"Section 2. That the thanks of Congress and the American people 
are hereby extended through Commodore Dewey to the officers and 
men under his command for the gallantry and skill exhibited b)' 
them on that occasion. 

"Section 3. Be it further resolved that the President of the 
United States be requested to cause this resolution to be communi- 
cated to Commodore Dewey and through him to the officers and 
men under his command. ' ' 

But the official recognition of George Dewey did not stop with the 
adoption of these resolutions. Senator Hale of Maine at once intro- 
duced, and the Senate unanimously passed, a bill increasing the 
number of Rear Admirals in the Navy from six to seven, and the 
President immediately promoted Acting Rear Admiral Dewey to 
the rank of Rear Admiral. 

Not to be outdone by the Senator from New England in any meas- 
ure of honor to the hero of Manila Bay, Senator Quay of Pennsyl- 
vania proposed that a jeweled sword be presented by the govern- 
ment to Commodore Dewey, and Senator Lodge of Massachusetts 
responded by offering for adoption the following resolution : 

"That the Secretary of the Navy be and he is hereby authorized 
to present a sword of honor to Commodore George Dewey, and to 
cause to be struck bronze medals commemorating the battle of 
Manila Bay, and to distribute such medals to the officers and men of 
the ships of the Asiatic squadron of the United States, under com- 
mand of Commodore George Dewey on May i, 1898, and that to 
enable the Secretary to carry out this resolution the sum of $10,000 
is hereby appropriated." 

This resolution was also agreed to without debate. At the time 

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of sending the first edition of tliis book to press both sword and 
medals are in process of manufacture. 

The foregoing resolution was placed in the hands of one of the 
most expert of the many engrossing clerks employed by the Depart- 
ment of State, and, after several weeks of painstaking labor, was 
finally forwarded to Rear Admiral Dewey on July 24, 1898. 

The resolution was beautifully embossed and prefaced by a 
formal attestation of its authenticity by Secretary of State Day, the 
whole being enclosed in richly gilt and ornamented Russia covers. 
It is to be remarked that Secretary Long, in his letter of transmis- 
sion, makes reference to a letter from the Secretary of State compli- 
menting Admiral Dewey upon his direction of affairs, since the great 
naval victory, a formal evidence that the State Department is 
thoroughly well satisfied with the diplomatic qualities he has 

The letter of Secretary Long is as follows : 

"The Navy Department, Washington, July 24, 1898. — The 
department has received from the Secretary of State an engrossed 
and certified copy of a joint resolution of Congress, tendering the 
thanks of Congress to you and the officers and men of the squadron 
under your command, for transmission to you, and herewith 
encloses the same. 

"Accompanying the copy of the joint resolution the department 
received a letter from the Secretary of State requesting there be 
conveyed to you his high appreciation of your character as a naval 
oflficer, and of the good judgment and prudence you have shown in 
directing affairs since the date of your great achievement in destroy- 
ing the Spanish fleet. I take great pleasure in doing this, and join 
most heartily on behalf of the Navy Department, as well as person- 
ally, in the commendation of the Secretary of State. 


" Rear Admiral George Dewey, U. S. N., Commander-in-Chief 
United States Naval Forces, Asiatic Station." 

When Congress reconvened for the short session in December, 
1898, Representative Livingston, of Georgia, introduced the following 

84 Life of George Dewey. 

bill to revive the grade and rank of Admiral of the Navy for George 
Dewey, as a still further mark of consideration and reward for his 
services to his country : 

"Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the United States of America in Congress assembled, that, to pro- 
vide prompt and adequate reward to Rear Admiral George Dewey, 
the grade and rank of Admiral in the United States Navy be, and it 
is hereby revived, with the same duties, pay and privileges appurte- 
nant thereto that were by law given to the former appointees to said 
rank, the said grade and rank to exist only during the lifetime of 
this officer. ' ' 

The bill was referred to the proper committee for consideration 
imder the rules, and will doubtless become a law ere this book shall 
reach its readers, early in the year 1899. 


" Once, in the flight of ages past, 
There hved a man." — James Montgomery. 

SOON after the Battle of Manila the Congress of 
United States passed a joint resolution appropriating 
the sum of ten thousand dollars, to be used in the 
purchase of suitable medals and badges of honor for officers 
and men, and for a special jeweled sword for Rear-Admiral 
George Dewey, in commemoration of that famous victory. 
A committee consisting of Assistant Secretary of the Navy 
Allen, Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, of Massachusetts, and 
Professor Oliver, of the United States Naval Academy at 
Annapolis, was appointed to receive and report upon competi- 
tive designs which were invited from all the leading gold 
and silversmiths in the country. The design of sword sub- 
mitted by Tiffany & Company, of New York City, was 
approved, and at the time of sending this book to press the 
memento was in course of maniifacture. The drawing here- 
with shown will give an idea of its appearance. 

A technical description of the sword is not possible here. 
The top of the hilt is of solid gold, 22 K fine, and this quality 
of the yellow metal is employed wherever gold is used. Oak 
leaves, the decoration appropriate to the Admiral's rank, are 
conspicuous in various parts of the scabbard and hilt, and 
there are acorns on both of these parts of the memorial. 
George Dewey was born in the month of December, and it 
was desired to use his birth-stone, the turquoise, in the 
jeweling of the sword; but this was found to be imprac- 
ticable, as the turquoise is easily scratched, and this sword 

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is designed to be useful as well as ornamental. In other respects 
the sword will be as originally designed. Encircling the top of the 
hilt will be a wreath of oak leaves. Immediately beneath this will 
be the gold " collar " of the hilt, as it is technically called. On the 
front of the collar will be displayed the arms of the United States 
in gold, and just below will be shown the arms of Admiral Dewey's 
native State in enamel, with a scroll bearing the motto of Vermont, 
" Freedom and Unity." Stars will decorate the plain part of the 
collar, and the grip of the hilt will be of sharkskin, inlaid with 
stars, and bound with gold wire. The guard of the hilt will be a 
conventionalized eagle, terminating with a claw that clasps the top 
of the handle. The eagle's expression is defiant, but a wreath of 
laurel in its beak indicates that it is peacefully inclined. One wing 
of the eagle is extended so as to form the broad part of the guard. 
The scabbard will be ornamented at the top with a monogram 
formed of the initials " G. D." in diamonds, and beneath the mono- 
gram will be the letters " U. S. N." in smaller diamonds. The 
scabbard will be of thin steel, beautifully damascened in gold with 
sprays of ros marinus, and with the letter " D " repeated again 
and again, supplemented with dolphins. The blade will also be 
damascened, and will bear the following inscription : 

" The Gift of the Nation to Rear-Admiral George Dewey, U. S. 
N., in Memory of the Victory at Manila Bay, May i, 1898." 

The blade will also bear representations of Phoenician galleys, 
which were the first craft of the world's navies. All of this will be 
on one side of the blade. The belt mountings and other trappings 
will be of the regulation pattern, ornamented with oak leaves and 
acorns. The belt will be of blue enamel and gold, its buckle being 
adorned with the customary eagle, anchor and stars. The bullion 
tassel and embroidered straps will be much richer than the ordinary. 
All of the gold used will be of the same quality as that in the sword 
itself, and the quantity of this metal required will be 725 penny- 
weights. This will be the finest sword ever presented by the 
United States to any of its Army or Navy heroes. 


"There is a tide in the affairs of men." — Shakespeare. 

MONTPELIER, the home of Admiral Dewey, celebrated the 
great American victory at Manila by a magnificent public 
demonstration on May 9 in which 10,000 people partici- 
pated. The city was elaborately decorated with flags and bunting, 
and nearly every person wore a badge bearing the inscription: 

WE didn't 


The celebration began at two o'clock in the "Golden Fleece," 
which is the finest auditorium in Vermont, and in which over 2,000 
persons assembled on this occasion. The decorations in the hall 
were very fine. Seated upon the stage were Hon. Charles Dewey 
and family. Captain Edward Dewey and family, Mayor John H. 
Senter and the speakers, consisting of Hiram A. Huse, Prof. J. A. 
De Boer, President A. D. Brown of Norwich University, Northfield, 
Rev. Andrew Gillies, T. C. O' Sullivan of New York city; Rev. 
Father 'O' Sullivan, ex-Mayor George W. Wing, State's Attorney 
F. A. Howland, and Gen. Stephen Thomas. Patriotic music was 
furnished by the Montpelier Military Band, a chorus of school 
children and the Arion quartette. Resolutions congratulating 
Admiral Dewey were passed, and a cable message was sent by Hon. 
Charles Dewey to his brother, informing him of the honor paid him 
by his native city. The resolutions follow : 

Whereas, under the providence of God, and by virtue of the skill, valor 
and heroism of its officers and men, the American fleet, under Commodore 
George Dewey, won a signal and most marvellous victory over the combined 
forces of Spain in the harbor of Manila, Island of the Philippines, on Sunday, 
the first morning of May, Eastern time; and, 

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Whereas, this brilliant victory has shed fresh lustre upon the country's 
naval history, already bright with innumerable great achievements on land 
and sea, and adds to the glory of the United States, his native State, Ver- 
mont, and on Montpelier, the city of his birth; be it, therefore. 

Resolved: 'I'hat the city of Montpelier and the neighboring villages and 
towns, do hereby, with great sincerity, happiness and pride, vote its heartfelt 
thanks and congratulations to the officers and sailors of the Asiatic squadron, 
and especially to him, the Commodore, George Dewey, who led them with 
such ideal success, amid unprecedented obstacles, to a victory, the renown 
of which will never perish from the earth. 

■ Resolved: That a copy of these resolutions, attested by the mayor and 
clerk of the city of Montpelier, and stamped with the city's seal, be for- 
warded to Admiral Dewey without delay. 

By the Legislature. 

The Vermont Legislature, which had been convened in extra- 
ordinary session by Governor Grout to provide ways and means for 
supplying that State's quota of troops called for in President 
McKinley's proclamation, unanimously passed the following reso- 
lutions, which have now become a part of the history of the com- 
monwealth : 

Whereas, The officers and men of the Asiatic squadron, by their victory 
over the Spanish fleet at Manila, have won the profound gratitude of their 
countrymen; and their Commodore, (leorge Dewey, has made for himself a 
place among the world's naval heroes; and. 

Whereas. Vermont, as the native State of Commodore Dewey, takes 
special pride in this achievement; therefore, 

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives, that the members 
of the General Assembly, representing the people of Vermont, express to 
Commodore Dewey and through him to his entire command, their deep 
appreciation of their signal and timely success, their confidence in his ability 
to so meet the trying situation at the Philippines as to bring added honor to 
the United States and greater distinction to himself, and their keen gratifi- 
cation that the first great honors of the war should fall to a son of Vermont. 

Resolved, That the promotion of Commodore Dewey, without delay, would 
be the spontaneous and grateful recognition of a great national service by 
a brave and great man; and, further, 

Resolved, That the clerk be directed to communicate these resolutions to 
Commodore Dewey as soon as cable communication with Manila is restored, 
and to transmit copies to the President of the United States and to our 
Representatives in Congress. 


" 'Tis the Star Spangled Banner, oh, long may it wave 
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave." — Key. 

WITHIN a week after the news of victory at Manila reached 
the United States two of the leading New York news- 
papers, the World and Journal, arranged to present 
Admiral Dewey with silk flags as tokens of remembrance and honor. 
That from the World in particular is deemed worthy of more than a 
passing notice here. It was designed to be a memento from the 
wives and widows of the men in America who have made the 
Nation's history in time of war. The flag as presented contained 
across its folds of red and white the names of such illustrious women 
as Julia Dent Grant, Mrs. Jefiferson Davis, Mrs. John A. Logan, 
Mrs. J. B. Gordon, Mrs. J. E. B. Stuart, Mrs. Julia King Grady, 
Mrs. Fitzhugh Lee, Mrs. William T. Sampson, Mrs. Charles D. 
Sigsbee, and others. Letters from these patriotic women to the 
paper which managed the presentation were forwarded to the 
Admiral with the flag, and a few of them are here reproduced. 
From the widow of the illustrious General Grant : 

2III Massachusetts Ave., May 12th, 1898. 
You ask me if I am in sympathy with this movement of the ladies to 
present Admiral Dewey a flag? 

Of course I am, and would love to see every one of the gallant fellows 
made Admirals and presented with flags. 

From the widow of Jefferson Davis : 

New York, May 12. 

Though I am well aware that no eulogism uttered by an individual could 
enhance the value of Admiral Dewey's glorious victory before Manila, in 
response to your invitation to express my opinion of it I can only say 
every American must feel pride not only in him, but in the officers and men 
of our fleet whose valor has added another wreath to the laurels won by the 
American Navy ever since their flag numbered thirteen stars. 

90 Life of George Dewey. 

The acclaim of his grateful countrymen must ever be a hero's dearest 
reward, and this guerdon awaits Admiral Dewey and his dauntless men, who 
have taken a brilliant initiative in achieving the first victory of the war. 


From the widow of General Logan : 

Washington, D. C, May 5, 1898. 

Commodore Dewey's name is now immortalized, as was that of Perry, in 
freedom's cause. Brainy, brave and blameless, he has won the first victory 
over a foreign foe in behalf of men struggling for freedom. 

If his dauntless fleet needed anything to stimulate them to heroic deeds, 
the thought of the treachery that sent our proud ship, with so many of her 
dauntless crew, to the bottom of tne harbor of Havana was all-sufficient. 
If they needed a talismanic cry, the patriotic Dewey doubtless shouted, 
" Remember the Maine! " 

Forty years of faithful service, beginning seriously on board the Missis- 
sippi, then in the siege of New Orleans, have fitted him well for the deed he 
has done. Farragut, seeing the Manassas approaching, directed Capt. 
Melancthon Smith, of the Mississippi, to follow and destroy that famous 
ram. Young Dewey, participating in the execution of this order, saw the 
Manassas go down. From cadet to commodore he has won his promotions. 

With little preparation, and as if it were an incident of his voyage west- 
ward, he finds the enemy's boasted invincible fleet protected by the frowning 
guns of Manila's fortifications. He salutes them in thundering tones, and 
in two brief hours sends some of them to the winds and others to the bottom 
of the sea. All hail Commodore Dewey! 

Present him a flag on whose stainless stripes the names of his country- 
women maybe inscribed, if you will. Their prayers and congratulations will 
go with their names, and may the Stars and Stripes he has planted on the 
ramparts of Manila ever wave over that unhappy island as a beacon of light 
that will guide its long-suffering people into the bright sunlight of Liberty 
while they cry, " God bless Admiral Dewey! " 


From the wife of a famous orator and statesman of the South : 

Atlanta, May 9. 

It is a great privilege to join my .Vmerican sisters in evidencing our 
boundless admiration of the skill and bravery of the officers and men of our 
glorious navy. It can scarcely be doubted that the flag to be presented to 
" the most valorous and fortunate ship " will go to Admiral Dewey. His 
victory at Manila may possibly be equalled in the future, but in the brilliancy 
and importance of its achievements, without loss, it certainly has no rival in 
the past history of sea or land contli^ts. 


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From the widow of the beloved Grady : 

Atlanta, Ga., May 11. 

In common with every patriotic woman of America, I congratulate Com- 
modore Dewey upon the luminous page he has added to the annals of the 
nation's valor on the seas. He stands to-day the foremost Anglo-Saxon of 
the naval world, and his heroic tight for the land that was helpless until we 
successfully espoused her cause will live as the Trafalgar of our history. 
As with Nelson England expected every man to do his duty, so with Dewey 
"America knows that every man did his duty." 

The American bloodshed at Manila re-cemented the sections into a Union 
such as only comradeship in arms can make. As a Georgian, 1 glory in 
this victory in which Georgians took part, and I cannot better express my 
feelings than to wish that my grandson, born while Manila was being bom- 
barded, may for that reason think of his birthday with the pride a true 
American should feel at Admiral Dewey's remarkable triumph. 

The whole South shares your enthusiasm, and yields to no section in its 
loyal admiration of America's hero. This tremendous success shows that 
with an American's intrepid courage he combined those rarer qualities of 
foresight and sagacity, and Georgia and the South to-day congratulate the 
Union in the possession of such a hero and Cuba in the presence of such a 

From the wife of Admiral Sampson : 

Glen Ridge, N. J., May 11. 

My opinion can have no value, as it cannot differ from the opmion of 
every other American citizen who rightly understands what reason we have 
to be proud of the alert, prompt daring of our navy. And we are proud of 
our sailors as well as of our commanders. Our pride in Admiral Dewey 
does not have its beginning, however, at Manila. Those who know him 
need not have been wise men to prophesy what he would do. 


From Mrs. Charles D. Sigsbee : 

Philadelphia, May 11. 
In regard to The World's presentation of a flag to Admiral Dewey as a 
token of appreciation of his bravery I will say that the news of the brilliant 
victory at Manila fills all our hearts with joy. His brave and decisive action 
makes this one of the most remarkable battles of history. This, the initial 
engagement of the war, is an augury of future successes. I rejoice with the 
whole country that none of our men were killed and only six were wounded. 

From the wife of General Fitzhugh Lee : 

Richmond, Va., May 10. 
It always gives me pleasure to know that the services of our brave sea- 
men are appreciated and recognized. ELLEN BERNARD LEE. 


" 'Tis education forms the common mind; 

Just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined." — Pope. 

NORWICH University, of Northfield, Vt., sometimes called 
"the nursery of heroes," which has always been poor and 
struggling, never having had a cent of endowment, was 
founded in 1 8 19 by Capt. Alden Partridge. He was graduated from 
West Point in 1806, served there as professor of mathematics and 
of engineering, and in 1816-17 was in command of the academy. 
A man of arbitrary will and independent views, he became at odds 
with his superiors, and in 18 18 resigned his commission. Then 
he established at Norwich, Vt., his birthplace, the "American 
Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy," which retained this 
name until 1834, when it was incorporated Norwich University. Its 
buildings at Norwich were destroyed by fire in 1866, and the uni- 
versity was removed to Northfield, Vt., on account cf inducements 
offered by the citizens of the latter place. Capt. Partridge was presi- 
dent of the institution until 1843, and was succeeded by Col. Truman 
B. Ransom, who resigned his chair to command the Ninth (New 
England) Regiment in the war with Mexico. The latter fell at the 
head of his regiment in the assault on Chapultepec, his last words 
being, "Forward, the Ninth." Another president for many years 
was the Rev. . Dr. Edward Bourns, recalled by old graduates as 
"Teddy" Bourns, who had previously been a professor in Hobart 
College, and was a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin. 

Of Norwich University it may be said, as Daniel Webster said of 
Dartmouth, "It is a small college, but there are those who love it," 
and its record in the country's military and naval annals is one of 
which its alumni may well be proud. Gen. Sherman, in paying a 
public tribute to one of its cadets, spoke of "Norwich University, 


Life of George Dewey. 93 

then, as since, a college of great renown, " ' and said : ' ' This mili- 
tary school at one time almost rivaled the National Military Academy 
at West Point, and there many a man who afterwards became 
famous in the Mexican war and civil war drank in the inspiration 
of patriotism and learned the lessons of the art of war, which 
enabled him, out of unorganized masses of men, to make compact 
companies, regiments, and brigades of soldiers, to act as a single 
body in the great game of war." More than 500 of the graduates 
and past cadets have served in the army or navy, and many have 
gained high rank or been conspicuous for gallant and meritorious 
services. A roll of honor, recently compiled, includes the names of 
521 past cadets who have served the flag of their country, and shows 
that the university has furnished to the army six major-generals, 
eight brigadier-generals, two surgeon-generals, fourteen colonels 
and brevet brigadier-generals, thirty-five colonels, thirty-four 
lieutenant-colonels, twenty-four majors, ten majors and surgeons, 
seven captains and assistant surgeons, one hundred and fifty-five 
captains, sixty-eight first lieutenants, and twenty-three second 
lieutenants. To the navy it has supplied four rear-admirals, five 
commodores, three captains, one chaplain, three commanders, one 
lieutenant-commander, and eight lieutenants. 

Admiral Dewey is the second cadet of Norwich University to 
command the Asiatic squadron, the first being Rear-Admiral Charles 
C. Carpenter, now in command at the Portsmouth yard, who was in 
charge of the squadron during the war between China and Japan. 
Still earlier a past cadet attracted attention on the Pacific Ocean, this 
being Commodore Josiah Tattnall, first of the United States and then 
of the Confederate navy, who in 1857 aided the English vessels in 
their engagement with the Chinese at Pei-ho, and explained his act 
by the famous saying: "Blood is thicker than water." At its last 
commencement the university conferred the degree of master of 
military science upon Admiral Dewey, he being the first recipient 
of it in the last fifty years. 

Among its representatives in the navy, besides those already 
mentioned, have been Rear-Admirals Hiram Paulding and Charles 

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S. Boggs, Pay Director William B. Boggs, Capt. George M. Colvo- 
coresses, Commander George A. Converse, and Capt. James H. Ward, 
who is said to have been the first naval officer killed in the civil war, 
being .shot on June 27, 1861, while sighting a gun, in the attack of 
his gunboat flotilla on Matthias Point. The list of past cadets in the 
army includes Brevet Major-Gen. Thomas E. G. Ransom (son of Col. 
Truman B. Ransom), who died while leading the Seventeenth corps 
in the pursuit of Hood, and was ranked by both Grant and Sherman 
as among the ablest of their volunteer generals ; Major-Gen. Robert 
H. Milroy, who after gallant service in the Mexican war, dis- 
tinguished himself in the civil war, and at Winchester, Va. , in com- 
mand of the Second Division, Eighth Corps, resisted nearly the 
whole of Lee's army for three days, until his ammunition and pro- 
visions were exhausted, and then cut his way out by night; Major- 
Gen. Grenville M. Dodge, who commanded the vSixteenth Corps in 
Sherman's Georgia campaign, and at Atlanta, where he was severely 
wounded, with eleven regiments withstood a whole army corps; 
Brig. -Gen. F. W. Lander, who died early in the civil war, after 
brilliant services at Philippi, Rich Mountain, Blooming Gap, and 
elsewhere ; Brevet Major-Gen. Truman Seymour, who served with 
high credit in both the Mexican and civil wars, and led a division in 
the Shenandoah Valley and the Richmond campaign ; Brig. -Gen. Seth 
Williams, also a Mexican veteran, who was Adjutant-General of the 
Army of the Potomac ; and so many others who attained distinction 
that space forbids a continuance of the roll. Among the military 
representatives of Norwich in the war with Spain may be mentioned 
Brig. -Gen. E. B. Williston and Col. Edmund Rice, of whom Gen. 
Miles recently wrote that he "had the best regiment in the Army 
of the Potomac. 

The present head of the university is a retired naval officer. 
Commander Allan D. Brown. The United States government 
details an officer from the active list of the army for duty as pro- 
fessor of military science and tactics, and sends an inspecting officer 
to make a yearly examination of the discipline and drill. Small as 
the college is. and remote from large cities, associations of its 

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alumni are maintained in Boston and New York. The officers of 
the New York Alumni Association are as follows: President, Gren- 
ville M. Dodge, '53; Vice-Presidents, Cyrus H. Fay, '37; Clayton 
E. Rich, '63; William R. Mead, '64; William M. Rumbaugh, '76; 
Secretary and Treasurer, Robert L. Irish, '89. 

The Reveille, published by the cadets of the university, in its 
issue following the battle of Manila, contained two accounts of that 
glorious victory, one written by Lieutenant-Commander George P. 
Colvocoresses, of the Concord, and the other translated by him from 
the Diario de Manila of May 4. In a letter accompanying these 
articles, the Lieutenant-Commander bore testimony to the affection- 
ate interest with which Admiral Dewey regarded his early training 

The description of the battle by Commander Colvocoresses does 
not differ materially from the accounts previously accepted as 
accurate, but the Spanish newspaper report, while throwing no new 
light on the engagement, is interesting because of the point of view 
represented. It begins as follows : 

"As the sun rose above the clouds and mist that overhung our 
shores on the morning of May i , the inhabitants of Manila saw with 
surprise and dismay the enemy's squadron in well-ordered line of 
battle on the waters of the bay. Who could have imagined that 
they would have the rashness to stealthily approach our shores, pro- 
voking our defenders to an unavailing display of skill and valor, in 
which, alas, balls could not be propelled by heart-throbs, else the 
result would have been different? 

"The sound of "the shots from our batteries and those from the 
enemy's ships, which awakened the citizens of Manila at five o'clock 
on that May morning, transformed the character of our peaceful and 
happy surroundings. Frightened at the prospect of dangers that 
seemed greater than they were, women and children in carriages, or 
by whatever means they could, sought refuge in the outskirts of the 
city, while all the men, from the highest to the lowest, the merchant 
and the mechanic, the soldier and the peasant, the dwellers of the 
mainland and those of the coast, repaired to their posts and took up 

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arms, confident that never, except by passing over their dead bodies, 
should the soil of Manila be defiled by the enemy, notwithstanding 
that from the first it was apparent that the armored ships and power- 
ful guns were invulnerable to any effort at our command. Before 
entering our port the enemy had well assured himself of his superi- 
ority over our defenses." 

Then follow a list and description of the Spanish and American 
vessels. The walls of the public square, it is said, the towers of the 
churches, the upper stories of houses, and every place that com- 
manded a view of the bay, were thronged by eager spectators. The 
account is continued: 

"The shots from the batteries and plaza produced no impression 
upon the cruisers. The spectators on the shore, with and without 
glasses, continued to scan the advancing enemy, who, although he 
may have been brave, had no occasion to show it, since the range of 
his guns and the deficiencies of our artillery enabled him to do all the 
harm he wished with impunity. * * * a soldier of the First 
Battalion of Sharpshooters, who saw the squadron so far out of range 
of our batteries, said, glancing up to Heaven, 'If the Holy Mary 
would only transform that water into land, then the Yankees would 
see how we could fight ! ' And a Malay, squatting near by, 
exclaimed, 'Let them land, and we will crush them under heel!' 
Meanwhile the enemy proceeded with speed and safety, in perfect 
formation, towards Cavite, with the decision born of security. 

" * * « From Manila we could see, by the aid of glasses, the two 
squadrons almost confounded and enveloped in clouds of smoke. 
Owing to the inferiority of our batteries, it was evident that the 
enemy was triumphant and secure in his armored strength ; he was 
a mere machine, requiring only motive power to keep in action his 
destructive agencies. * * * Who can describe the heroic acts, 
the prowess, the deeds of valor performed by the sailors of our 
squadron as rage animated them? All who were beneath the folds 
of the banner of Spain did their duty as becomes the chosen sons of 
the fatherland." 

A description of some details of the engagement is given, in 

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which it is said: "A thick column of smoke burst out of the forward 
storeroom hatch of the Christina, indicating that an incendiary pro- 
jectile, of the kind prohibited by Divine and human laws, had taken 
effect in the cruiser. Without ceasing her fire, she retired toward 
the shore and was scuttled to avoid falling into the Yankees' hands. 
The indignation of the sailors of the Cristina was raised to the 
highest pitch at seeing the Castilla on fire from the same incendiary 
causes." Finally, it is said: "The Spanish vessels that had not 
succumbed to the flames or the shots of the enemy were run aground, 
as they could not be disposed of in any other way. This was the 
last stroke ; we could do no more, the combat of Cavite was ended, 
and our last vessel went down flying her colors." A list of the 
Spanish killed and wounded is given, and high praise is awarded to 
the defenders of the batteries at Manila and Cavite. 


"There's a divinity that shapes our ends, 
Rough hew them how we will." — Shakespeare. 

gTANDING on the quarter deck of the Baltimore August 22, 
1898, and gazing at the American flag over Fort Santiago, 
within the walled city of Manila, Admiral Dewey said: "I 
hope it floats there forever, forever. It is strange that we have 
wrested an empire from those people, and that with the loss of only 
a few men. Our navy did most remarkable work. If I were a 
religious man, and I hope I am, I should say that it was the hand of 
God. I remember, when we engaged the fleet, seeing shells fired 
directly at us, and I do not understand under heaven why we escaped. . 

"Then we came up here on the Olympia and sent them an ultima- 
tum. In three letters that were written by Consul Williams I told 
them that if they fired another shot I would destroy their city. 
I demanded the surrender of some small vessels that scurried into 
the Pasig, and which I believed to be torpedo boats, and I asked the 
joint use of the cable. We were close in and alone, but they did 
not fire, and never did. 

"I am proud of these men under me, and proud to be their leader. 
They are all efficient. I gave up the Olympia and sent her to Hong 
Kong and came on the Baltimore. Here I find everything as effi- 
cient as on the Olympia. I am sending all of the squadron up to be 
cleaned, and have asked for a battleship and an armored cruiser. 

"I do not intend to go home unless it is absolutely necessary, for 
there is much work still to be done here. I do not want to go until 
it is all over. The truth has not been told about this place. It is 
not so hot, and the weather is much better than has been asserted. 
In the fleet we have less sickness than on ordinary cruises."' 


A NUMBER of Confederate veterans living at Clarksville, 
Tenn., wrote a letter of congratulation to Admiral Dewey, 
and in view of the fact that they had manned a Confederate 
battery which once sunk the Union vessel upon which Dewey was 
executive officer, the instance shows that even the bitterest of old 
comrades on each side are burying the hatchet and falling into that 
grandest of grand armies where the blue and gray are marching 
shoulder to shoulder. The old veterans who sent a letter express- 
ing a very cordial feeling for their former enemy and distinguished 
compatriot, manned one of the Confederate shore batteries at Port 
Hudson, La., on March 13, 1863, when the United States ship Mis- 
sissippi, with Lieutenant George Dewey aboard as executive officer, 
was disabled and finally sunk by those batteries. In their letter to 
the Admiral they mentioned the Port Hudson incident. Dewey's 
answer follows : 

"Flagship Olympia, Cavite, P. I., July 23, 1898. —Lieut. A. F. 
Smith, and others, Clarksville, Tenn. — Dear Sirs : I have the honor 
to acknowledge the receipt of your letter and resolutions of May 28, 
1898, and I can assure you that, although I have had letters, resolu- 
tions, telegrams, etc., from all parts of the United States, none has 
given me more pleasure than the communication from you. 

"One fortunate result of this war with Spain is the healing of all 
the wounds that have been rankling since 1865, and I believe that 
from now on we will be a united people — with no North, no South. 

" That result alone will well be worth all the sacrifices we have 
made. It would give me much pleasure to talk over with you those 
stirring days around Port Hudson, and I hope that pleasure may 
be in store for me. In the meanwhile, with many thanks for your 
congratulations and best wishes, I remain, very truly, 



" His life was gentle; and the elements 
So mix'd in him, that Nature might stand up 
And say to all the world, ' This was a man! ' " — Shakespeare. 

THE war with Spain brought to the front many men who will 
live in history and in the hearts of the American people 
while time shall last. But dearer than all the rest, and 
more honored than all others combined, will ever be the Hero of 
Manila. The editor of the American Monthly Review of Reviews, 
Albert Shaw, will readily be accepted as an authority on this sub- 
ject, and from him we quote the following opinion : — 

"Admiral Dewey could, of course, at any time since May i, have 
bombarded and conquered the city of Manila; but although his task 
of waiting was an extremely trying one, he had determined to make 
no attack that should expose the city to the danger of anarchy and 
rapme. It was his policy to wait until the United States had sent a 
sufficient number of soldiers to maintain a safe and firm occupation, 
and prevent the disorders that would flow from a state of civil war- 
fare. With their fatal proclivity for postponement, the Spaniards 
had waited a week too long. Our complete conquest of Manila had 
altered the facts, because it had destroyed the Spanish argument 
that Manila was prepared to stand an indefinitely long siege. It 
was, upon the whole, highly fitting that Admiral Dewey, whose 
brilliant exploit on May i had been the first great event of the war, 
should have received the surrender of Manila, and in consequence 
thereof, virtually secured the American possession of the entire 
Philippine group as the result of the last naval action of the war. 
Admiral Dewey's tact as diplomat and administrator in these past 
four months is not less remarkable than his boldness and brilliancy 
as a naval strategist. Moreover, he has shown that well-nigh per- 


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feet self-mastery which can wait with infinite patience or can act with 
lightning-like energy, as the occasion may require. Manila is so far 
away, and the news since May i has come in so condensed a fashion, 
that we have not known in minute detail how Admiral Dewey was 
occupying himself from one day to the next. But the people of the 
United States have felt that the Admiral was in a very unusual 
degree the embodiment of American pluck, common sense, cool- 
headedness, and ingenious resourcefulness ; and so they have felt a 
great satisfaction in the idea that the Vermonter in the Philippines 
could be relied upon to take care of himself and dominate the situa- 
tion, regardless of Spanish captain-generals and the intrigues of 
pompous German admirals, not to mention the soaring aspirations 
of restless native patriots like General Aguinaldo. The winning 
side in every war develops its heroes. We are all glad to believe that 
many another officer of our navy would have given a splendid 
account of himself if he had, in Dewey's place, been in command of 
the Asiatic squadron at the outbreak of the war. But Dewey had 
especially qualified himself in advance for precisely the work he has 
so well executed ; and by unanimous consent he will rank first in 
the list of heroes of the late war. ' ' 



"A love that took an early root." — Thomas K. Hewey 

F all the people delighted with the famous victory of Admiral 
Dewey at Manila, there is no one that rejoices more sincerely 
than Rear Admiral Bunce, of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. 

"Friends," said he, "yes, indeed, from the days when we were 
at the Naval Academy. We entered the same year and not only 
were classmates, but chums. He was a splendid fellow then, and 
always has been." 

"Were you surprised when you read of his victory? " 

"Not in the least. All that Dewey wanted was the opportunity; 
when it came he embraced it." 

"How did he stand in his class? " 

"He was not what you may call a student, but he was one of the 
bright fellows. He stood neither at the head nor at the foot, but 
about in the middle, but we all knew that he had the ability to stand 
anywhere he wanted to. ' ' 

Admiral Bunce went on to say that there were "few more popu- 
lar men than Commodore Dewey. He never sought popularity. It 
came to him. In the first place he is a fine-looking man, and he has 
most attractive manners. People seek him out, and whenever he 
is on shore he is kept busy with his social engagements. At the 
same time he is no carpet knight. He is a fighter, and a disciplin- 
arian — just the sort of a man to engage in a big battle and win it. " 

"What do you think of his victory? " 

"Nelson can't approach it. I have studied Nelson's battles very 
closely and he won no victory to compare with this. Nelson fought 
against ships, but he never won a victory against ships and batteries 
as well. The only thing to compare in his history to Manila, was 
at Copenhagen; but I do not agree with Nelson's biographers about 


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that. They try to explain and apologize, but the facts remain. It 
was not a great victory. 

"There are those who would belittle Dewey's achievement by 
saying that the Spanish had only wooden ships, and that he had 
armored cruisers," was suggested. 

"Armored cruisers," exclaimed Admiral Bunce, "who could say 
such a thing? You may go no further than the Navy Register. See 
here," and he took a copy from his desk, "there is not an armored 
cruiser in all Dewey's fleet. 

"So far as ships go the Spaniards were nearly our match. The 
trouble was not with their ships. They had good enough ships, but 
they didn't know how to handle them. They were not marksmen. 
If Dewey had let them get near him they might have hit something, 
but he knew too much for that. He could hit them and keep his 
distance. ' ' 


" I do not set my life at a pin's fee. " — S/uikcspcare. 

k % 

SAXTY" Fisher, a gray-haired veteran, who served twenty- 
nine years in the navy, and who has been at the naval 
home for the past eight years, knew Admiral Dewey on 
the Pacific station after the war, as well as during the struggle. 
Regarding the latter he said : 

"The present hero entered the service in '54 and was with Far- 
ragut at the taking of the forts at New Orleans and Mobile. I was 
then on the Cherokee, a big sailing ship, which put into Pensacola 
harbor soon after its capture and remained there as a base of supplies 
for marines going into the Mississippi river fights. Our boat didn't 
have any steam power, and, as she drew twenty-seven feet of water, 
couldn't get over the bar at the mouth of the river. There was only 
twenty-four feet of clear water there at the best. Without steam 
we weren't of any use at any rate, so we were kept out of the fight, 
which young Dewey got into soon after. 

"He was a lieutenant then and was on the Mississippi, one of the 
boats which was to run the blockade. The crew numbered 380 men, 
all told, and they were ready for whatever might come. I remember 
well how we heard of the daring exploit when the fleet ran the 
gauntlet of the forts. The Mississippi had to be burned to escape 
capture and the crew were told to save themselves. 

"Lieutenant Dewey could have escaped easily, as he was a bold, 
powerful swimmer, but he was too unselfish to think only of him- 
self so long as any of his comrades were in danger. Not far from 
him he spied a seaman who was trying his best to keep above water 
after his right arm had been paralyzed by a bullet. Dewey struck 
right out for him and gave him a lift, till they reached a floating 
spar. Then the wounded man was towed ashore in safety. 




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"There were picked shots among the 'Johnny Rebs' on the bank, 
and they did deadly work. So whether they spared young Dewey 
and his wounded shipmate because of the act of mercy he was doing 
or whether the floating spar concealed them somewhat we never 
knew. At any rate there were so few who escaped when they swam 
for the shore that the old fellows in the service said right away when 
they heard the story: 'Well, I'll be durned if that young Dewey 
ain't being kept alive for something better than trying to sneak by 
old rebel forts. He'll live to show the stuff that's in him some day, 
if I know what I'm saying.' We never thought he'd ever get such 
a high-sounding title as 'the hero of Manila ; ' but I'll be gosh durned 
if he don't deserve it for licking those sneaking Spanish." 


" Cowards die many times befoFC their deaths; 
The valiant never taste of death but once." — Shakespeare. 


ALWAYS said that the ship that Dewey surrendered wouldn't 

Ibe worth a d n to the enemy. It would be just a lot of 
old junk." 

This is what one of the old shipmates of the victorious American 
naval commander said in Boston when he had read of the triumph 
of our fleet at Manila. This, too, is the opinion of all of his other 
former messmates. 

Admiral George Dewey received his " baptism of fire " aboard 
the old steam sloop Mississippi, under Farragut in the early days of 
the civil war. 

Dewey got his commission as Lieutenant on April 19, 1861, eight 
days after Fort Sumter was fired upon, and he was immediately 
assigned to join the Mississippi and do duty with the West Gulf 

He was on the Mississippi when she took part with Farragut's 
other vessels in forcing an entrance to the Mississippi River, and 
again when the fleet ran the gauntlet of fire from the forts below 
New Orleans in April, 1862, and forced the surrender of that city. 
The ship he was in belonged to Captain Bailey's division of the 
fleet which attacked Fort St. Philip. 

The hottest fight that the Mississippi ever engaged in was her 
last one, and this was perhaps as hot as any of the war. In March, 
1863, the fleet tried to run by the Confederate batteries at Port 
Hudson. Some of the ships got as far as a narrow part of the chan- 
nel, where they met land batteries almost muzzle to muzzle, and 
then they were forced to retreat. 

The Mississippi did not get as far as this. A foggy day had 

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been chosen for the attempt, and amid the fog and the smoke of 
battle, which redoubled the obscurity, the Mississippi lost her bear- 
ings and ran aground. Her officers found that she had struck just 
under the guns of a battery in the middle of the line of fortifications, 
and one of the strongest of the lot. 

In half an hour 250 shot struck the vessel, and she was riddled 
like a sieve. There was no chance of holding her, so her crew took 
to the water to save their lives, after setting her on fire. 

Soon, lightened by the departure of her crew and by the fire, she 
drifted off. Blazing and saluting with her shotted guns, she drifted 
down the river, until finally tHe fire reached her magazines, and 
then her career ended in a great explosion. 

Admiral Porter singled out the youthful lieutenant for special 
praise. He spoke of him in words that are the sweetest reward 
that an officer can be given — above wealth or fame, or above even 
promotion. But promotion came promptly for the gallant young 
sailor. In 1865 he was a Lieutenant Commander. 


" He was a man; take him for all in all, 
I shall not look upon his like again." — Shakespeare. 

THERE is a man in Brooklyn who fought under Admiral 
George Dewey, on the frigate Mississippi when she was 
riddled at Port Hudson by the shells of the Confederates. 
This naval veteran's name is James Ryan. He works in the Navy 
Yard. He was elated over Dewey's victory in the Philippines, and 
says that his old commander is the coolest, bravest and most level- 
headed officer at close quarters in the United States Navy. 

"Why, Dewey ought to have been an Admiral long ago," said 
Ryan. "I can remember the destruction of the old Mississippi just 
as if it occurred yesterday. Melancthon Smith was her captain, and 
Dewey was first lieutenant. 

"The order to attack Port Hudson came at night. Dewey, on his 
own responsibility, ordered us to whitewash the decks so that the 
gun's crew would have a chance to see the running gear of the guns. 
Such an order had never been given before to the crew of a man 
of war. 

"Going down the river before daybreak the Richmond became 
disabled. In trying to steer clear of her we ran aground. As ill 
luck would have it we stuck fast in the mud within a hundred yards 
of the Confederate batteries. Why, we were so close we could hear 
them talking. 

"You can imagine what a nice mark we were for the enemy. In 
a little while the shells from their batteries began to fly all about 
us. It didn't take long, I tell you, to set the Mississippi aflame 
from stem to stern. 

"Dewey was the coolest man of us all. As soon as he saw that 

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the vessel was lost he ordered us to spike the guns. At that time 
the men were leaping overboard to escape the flames. 

' 'I joined Lientenant Dewey and some of his crew on shore after 
that. As we were trudging through the country we ran across a 
band of guerillas. They demanded to know if we had any officers 
in our party. We answered no, and they let us go. They didn't 
notice Dewey's rank, because we had cut the buttons off his coat. 

"The last I saw of Mr. Dewey was on July 30th, 1863, when he 
gave me a note that read : 

" 'I hereby certify that James Ryan, ordinary seaman, was 
attached to the United States steamer Mississippi at the time of her 
loss, March 14, 1863." ' 

" He gave it to me to help me get the value of my belongings lost 
on the Mississippi." 

The fighting spirit has not yet left this gallant Irishman. "If 
they'd take me,' he said, "I'd be back in the navy to-morrow — 
especially if I could have a chance to fight under George Dewey 

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" Now, good digestion, wait on appetite, 
And health on both." — Shakespeare. 

THE Admiral on shore has ever been essentially a man of 
clubs and society. Always quiet and gentlemanly and not 
obtrusively conversational, but ever ready to talk and to 
be talked to. Perhaps he was readier to be talked to than to talk, 
for he has a mind of great activity and tense curiosity. While in 
Washington much of his leisure time was spent at the Metropolitan 
Club, where he became associated entirely in a social way, with Mr. 
H. L. Nelson. Speaking of the Admiral recently to a friend, Mr. 
Nelson paid him this tribute : 

"He loves to know what men are doing and accomplishing in the 
world, and on the whole I should say that he had a 'Yankee' mind — 
a mind of acquisitiveness as well as inquisitiveness. I do not use the 
word inquisitiveness to mean impertinent curiosity, but to mean a 
desire for acquaintance with matters of importance. Generally 
when on shore duty at Washington Commodore Dewey lived at the 
Metropolitan Club, and was sometimes a member of its House Com- 
mittee. Of one thing the members of the club will always have a 
grateful recollection, and that is the improvement of the cuisine 
under the direction of the Commodore. When he had anything to 
do he did it with all his skill and ability. When he turned his mind 
to the kitchen of the Metropolitan Club the dining-room became 
pleasanter and more attractive. 

' ' Professionally, he was always highly esteemed by his brother 
officers, but that is a side of him concerning which I am not com- 
petent to speak. As a gentleman in society he was immensely 
popular. People loved to have him for a dinner companion, and 
men in the club loved to chat with him. He had a great zest for 


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everything that he engaged in, and I presume he enjoyed the fight 
at Manila even better than his chop and chat at the club. But I 
have no stories to tell about him, because of all the men I have ever 
known who have risen to distinction, there are fewer stories Jo be 
told of Dewey than of any of the rest of them." 


" For courage mounted with occasion." — Shakespeare. 

JOHN L. VEIMARD, now commanding the auxiliary gunboat 
Brown, speaks of George Dewey as one of the best officers he 
ever knew. Veimard was acting Ensign on the steam frigate 
Colorado with Dewey, who was Lieutenant Commander in charge 
of the ship. He says of him : — 

"He was smarter than chain lightning, quick, passionate, and 
always demanded perfect discipline of his men. He never would 
have a drunkard near him, and any man found in the least bit intoxi- 
cated aboard ship was dealt with in the severest manner. Always 
kind hearted, Dewey was respected not only by his superiors, but by 
the men under him." 

Among the Portsmouth men who served under Dewey during the 
Civil war is Charles E. Rand. He is enthusiastic in his praise of the 
Admiral's courage and ability. Said he: — "I remember when I 
was with Admiral Dewey on the flagship Colorado; he was then 
Lieutenant Commander and executive officer. 

"Once, during a terrific gale, we were off the Bay of Biscay, 
oftentimes a nasty place, too, and the command was given to save 
the ship. The old Colorado could not move faster than eight knots 
an hour, and we were on a lee shore. I tell you it looked bad for us. 

"At the height of the storm the Admiral took the bridge, reliev- 
ing Dewey, and an order was given to set sails to help us out to sea. 
We fellows had to hustle into the rigging, and just to encourage us 
Dewey himself mounted the ladder, and in less time than I can tell 
it was on the yard unfurling sail. It was an exciting scene, and a 
dangerous situation, but in a short time we were clear of the coast 
and safe from wreck on one of the rockiest shores I know of.' 



" Aye, every inch a King." — Shakespeare. 

eOMMODORE GEORGE DEWEY was on duty continuously 
in Washington from 1888 until he went out to China to take 
command of the fleet there in preference to the European 
station, which had been offered to him. His personal popularity in 
Washington was second to that of no officer in the United Service, 
and few, indeed, were so widely known in the National capital. In 
personal appearance he was distinguished, always faultlessly attired, 
and invariably in evidence at the best social entertainments. He 
was considered unusually handsome, and, being a widower, was 
looked upon as a most desirable party by the wealthy mammas of 
daughters who had passed their teens. An entertaining conversa- 
tionalist upon any topic, a scientist of unusual attainments and a 
man at home the world over, with never an unkind word for any- 
body, George Dewey had not an enemy among the men, and was a 
conspicuous favorite among the women. He is sixty-one years old, 
but he does not look it, and but for his whitened hair he would be 
taken for fifty. He is a first-rate all-round athlete and a huntsman 
of repute. 

His naval accomplishments have marked him as one of the lead- 
ing strategists in the service, and his Civil War record demonstrated 
his fighting ability. His firm belief in discipline, especially aboard 
his own ship, has caused his subordinates to admire him rather than 
to be fond of him ; but no complaint has ever been recorded that 
reflected upon his strict impartiality and justice to officers and men 



" Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well." 

— Earl of Chesterfield. 

IT was thirty-nine years ago — 1859 — that George Dewey entered 
on his first naval duties as midshipman of the United States 
steamer Saratoga. He had just graduated from the Naval 
Academy at Annapolis, and was ordered to the Saratoga when she 
started on one of her practice cruises. The men who slung their 
hammocks beside the redoubtable midshipman now congratulate 
each other and say : "I told you so. Dewey just couldn't help it. " 

Dewey was a positive man, even as a middy. He was positive in 
appearance and positive in action. Discipline was one of the things 
that was to him requisite above all other things on a vessel of the 
United States Navy. So he began when just out of the Naval 
Academy, to show that he knew what was needed on shipboard, and 
he was respected for it. His old comrades say he was popular, too, 
both in his class and aboard ship. They say he was a thorough 
scholar and a good student. 

In his early days his former shipmates all remark that resolute, 
firmly set jaw, and those eyes that flash determination gained a 
reputation that has followed him through all his career as a naval 
officer. Those who knew him as a boy and man, as middy and com- 
modore, say over and over again : — 

"I told you so. That's the way Dewey always did everything." 


" Man wants but little here below, 
Nor wants that little long."— Goldsmith. 

eLARK FISHER, President of the New Jersey Anvil Works, 
Trenton, N. J., tells a story of how he became custodian 
of George Dewey's savings during the Civil War, and was 
relieved of them by guerillas while on his way north. 

Fisher was a messmate of the present Rear Admiral for nearly 
a year when he was the chief executive officer of the Agawam, on 
the James river. That was in 1863 and '64. Fisher was chief 
engineer of the Agawam. The navy was aiding Grant's operations 
around City Point and Petersburg. 

Fisher left the navy in the latter part of 1 864, and a day or two 
before he started for the North Dewey came to him, and handing 
him $400, said : 

"Fisher, I wish you would take this money up North with you 
and give it to my father. Tell him that I want him to invest it for 
me. It has been rattling around my pockets for a long time, and is 
doing me no good. It will make a small nest egg, and may come 
in play for a rainy day." 

Fisher took the money and stowing it away in his inside pocket, 
along with a hundred and fifty dollars of his own, set out for home. 
When the train was in the vicinity of Gunpowder Creek a band 
of guerillas, under command of Harry Gilmore, stopped it and 
proceeded to relieve the men on board of their money and 

Fisher happened to be at the end of the train from the guerillas, 
and when he saw them coming he started for the door. Just as he 
reached the platform a burly fellow caught him by the tail of the 
coat and attempted to haul him back, but Fisher quickly unbuttoned 


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the garment and slipped out of it, leaving it in the hands of the 
guerilla. Then he bolted for the woods and made his escape. 

It was not until after he had reached a point beyond the danger 
line that it occurred to him that Dewey's $400, as well as his own 
money, had gone along with his coat. 

Speaking of Admiral Dewey when he was on the Agawam, 
Fisher says that he was then considered one of the best men in the 
service, active, energetic, a good disciplinarian, quick, able, no 
braggart, cheerful, polite, particularly pleasing to strangers, but, 
above all, his character was one of alertness. He was prompt in 
everything, without being hasty. 


" Suit the action to the word." — Shakespeare. 

THE San Francisco Examiner is authority for the following 
amusing anecdote of the time when Admiral Dewey was 
executive officer of the Colorado: W. W. vStone, who 
was ship's writer on board the cruiser Colorado when Dewey and 
Watson were lieutenant commanders on that vessel, can tell many 
stories about those two celebrities. Admiral Goldsborough was in 
command of the Colorado. His valet, John, who at one time was 
President Lincoln's servant, was a witty but bungling Irishman. 
Stone's best story centres around this quaint character. 

One morning Admiral Goldsborough sent down word to John 
that he wanted his glass, meaning, of course, his spyglass. John, 
as usual, however, misunderstood, and came tramping up the bridge 
with a goblet in his hand 

"John, you're the devil'sown valet," growled the Admiral when 
he saw him coming. 

"Faith, sor, I didn't think I'd come to that same when I tuk 
service wid ye, sor." 

"Throw that blamed goblet overboard and go and get me my spy- 
glass, as I told you, you infernal idiot! " 

"Yes, sor,-" said John, calmly tossing the glass over the side, and 
in doing so narrowly escaped dashing it upon the upturned face of 
our executive officer. Lieutenant Commander George Dewey. Mr. 
Dewey was on a tour of inspection, circling the frigate in one of the 
cutters. The Colorado had just arrived from Triest. The passage 
down the Adriatic sea had been a stormy one, and the painstaking 
executive officer of the vessel wanted to see for himself how the old 
ship looked after her battle with the waves. 

It was a lovely spring Sunday morning. We had dropped anchor 


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in the beautiful bay of Naples, and I had crept up into the mizzentop 
to drink in with boyish zest the delights of our glorious surround- 
ings. Off our beams lay Ischia and Capri, standing like stern Roman 
sentinels on guard, at the horns of the bay. Ahead lay the Cam- 
panila. From its center rises old Vesuvius, from whose grim apex 
I could see floating upward a hazy wreath, significant of the unrest 
beneath. I watched the old Admiral with a great deal of interest. 
Had I been a kodak fiend I should then and there have forfeited my 
appointment by taking a snap shot at the irate officer as he glared 
at the sleek, unconcerned menial. 

"Go below, you blundering Irishman, before I have you tossed 
over after the glass. " The man disappeared with just the suspicion 
of a smirk on his innocent looking face. 

"Mr. Dewey would like to have you find out, sir, who is heaving 
crockery over the side of the ship, sir." This came from one of the 
crew of the cutter. He had come up with the order and spoke to 
Lieutenant Commander John Crittenden Watson, at the time officer 
of the deck. The Admiral overheard the message of the angry 
executive and laughed quietly. 

"Tell Mr. Dewey that it was the Admiral, my man," said he 
soberly; then, turning to Mr. Watson he remarked, "He can't very 
well put the Admiral in the brig, though I may deserve it." 

"He may look around for a substitute. Admiral," answered Mr. 
Watson, smiling. 

"Oh, no; Dewey has too keen a sense of justice for that. 
Besides, I remember him saying once that he had no use for sub- 

A few moments after this Mr. Dewey himself came over the 
starboard gangway, saluting the admiral with rather a haughty air. 
You see, a lo-pounder may spin merrily past a fellow's head aboard 
a man-o'-war and serve merely as a hook on which to hang the old 
time jest about a "miss being as good as a mile," but when a plain 
matter of fact, plebeian tumbler shoots past you, contrary to the 
articles of war and in direct violation of established naval etiquette, 
the circumstance that you have escaped mutilation is only an 

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excrescence alongside of the glaring fact that your dignity has been 
very violently assaulted. 

The Admiral looked down and took in the situation. Descending 
to the quarter deck, he approached Dewey and said with a friendly 
air, "I say, Dewey, did you ever read 'Handy Andy? ' " 

"Yes, sir," rather shortly. 

"Well, now, I must have his cousin aboard." And the Admiral 
related the glass incident. The two laughed over the blunder, Mr. 
Dewey having recovered his usual good nature by this time. 

"You see, Dewey, I have a sort of interest in the fellow. The 
secretary recommended him to me as a good, faithful serving man. 
He had been attached to Mr. Lincoln as his personal attendant, and 
I took the scamp partly on that account. Ah, here he comes at last 
with my glass! John, did Mr. Lincoln ever score you for your 
awkwardness? " 

"No, sor, he niver did. Many the time he tould me that it wor 
a mercy that we were tegither, because, said he, his mind wor taken 
off affairs of state by thinkin' did he wurruk harder tellin' me how 
to do things than if he wint and did them himself. ' ' 

"Doubtless, doubtless," said the Admiral, laughing. 

"I want you to remember, John," said Mr. Dewey severely, "that 
it is strictly against the rules of this ship to throw anything over the 
sides. You came very near striking me in the head with your 
glass tossing." 

"That wor a pity, sor." 

"A pity ! ' ' exclaimed Dewey savagely. "By Jim, I'd have come 
Up and had you strung up at the mainyard arm like a dog. ' 
"No, sor, axin' yer pardon, I hope not." 

"What's that? " roared the future admiral angrily. 

"Throth, sor, d'ye mind the mornin' tellin' me that ye wor to do 
the thinkin' an I wor to obey orders, even if I bruk owners? " 

The two laughed heartily at this hit, and John went below with 
flying colors. 


" I was born an American; 1 live an American; 
I shall die an American." — Daniel Webster. 

THE efforts to trace George Dewey's ancestry to nearly every 
nation on earth have been both amusing and ridiculous. 
The following symposium as to the Admiral's nationality 
appeared soon after the battle of Manila in a Chicago newspaper: 

As A Scotchman. 
Far be it from me as a Scotchman to embroil myself in the con- 
troversy as to Admiral Dewey's nationality. Indeed, it would be 
foolish of me to go to any such lengths, knowing full well as I do 
that he is of the purest Scotch blood, such as was Paul Jones. The 
Dewars and Deweys, though the latter branch never had anything 
to do with the distillery business, are of the same family. Dewey's 
forefathers came to wander into Vermont after the battle of Quebec, 
in which our Scotch troops lost their heads when the British officers 
stopped the bagpipers from playing the pibrochs all were accustomed 
to hear in highland warfare. I think you will find on investigation 
that Dewey had a set of bagpipes playing close by him when he 

whipped the Spanish. 


It is shameful the way the foreign countries are trying to rob 
Ireland of the glory and fame of Dewey. As the Admiral does not 
deny that he is of Irish blood it ought to be proof enough that his 
forefathers did not steal their good old Irish name. Indeed, the 
Deweys were so valiant and numerous at one time during the 
defense of King James' crown that they almost constituted a clan, 
and they were all made of the sternest fighting stuff. 

Life of George Dewey. 121 

A great many of the earlier Irish immigrants of the century 

drifted into Vermont, and the branch of the Deweys whence the 

Admiral springs was among them. Very early in life he expressed 

a preference for the naval calling rather than politics, and that is 

why he became a hero instead of a statesman, the fate of so many 

of us. 

M. S. O'NEIL. 

We of Swedish origin, who take a natural pride in the great deeds 
of our countrymen, have investigated the subject of Admiral Dewey's 
birth since he destroyed the Spanish fleet at Manila, and have 
proved beyond doubt that he is descended in direct line from the 
Vikings. His ancestors were thoroughbred Swedish sea fighters, 
and once upon a time had their home in Smoland, a province of 
Sweden. As near as we can find out, Dewey's immediate ancestors 
came to the United States in the present century and had the Legis- 
lature of Vermont change their name, for convenience, from Dew- 
jansen to Dewey. They left the seafaring business and took up the 
plow, but even the life and training of the farm could not suppress 
the Swedish genius for great deeds on the sea which the youngest 
of the celebrated Dewjansens inherited. 


May I trouble you to print some news I find before me in the 
Darmstadter Tagblatt of recent date. It states that Admiral Dewey, 
the conqueror of Manila, is German, and, like the distinguished 
Henry Villard, still has relatives on the Rhine. Some of his rela- 
tives on the maternal side, the Von Geigers, live in poor circum- 
stances in the suburbs of Darmstadt, and an aged cousin on his 
father's side is a poor country gate keeper on the Badische railroad. 
No doubt can exist as to the Deweys' descent and that fact that his 
great-great-grandfather was one of the Hessian mercenaries employed 
by King George to suppress the American revolution. The family 
name, which is still preserved by Dewey's remaining, though 

122 Life of Geok(;e Dewey. 

remote, cousin is spelled Duwig, and is by no means uncommon in 

Hesse- Darmstadt. 


I want to say a word about this dispute as to what nation may 
claim the honor of having given to history the grand and illustrious 
Admiral Dewey. Do not be surprised when I inform you that he is 
French. His family name is Douett, pronounced Doo-ay, and what 
would be more natural than this change to Doo-ey, as you Americans 
pronounce it now. Admiral Douett's great-great-grandfather was 
an officer under Lafayette and conducted himself bravely through- 
out the war for American independence, marrying afterward in New 
York a French governess of noble blood who fled from the revolu- 
tion. When they settled in Vermont they really thought they were 
taking up their home in French Canada, so it is by the merest 
chance, and not from choice, that Admiral Douett is an officer in the 
American navy, instead of that of his native land. 



As it is about time that the Italians should claim the honor which 
they know to be theirs in the nationality of Admiral Dewey, I have 
ventured to bring the interesting fact to your attention that he is in 
blood a true son of the Adriatic. We find, after patient research, 
that his great-great-grandfather was Raphael Angelo Di Wi, the 
first enterprising Italian musician to brave the horrors of the 
Atlantic for the purpose of introducing the movable organ to this 
country. Raphael Di Wi was a man of fine courage and intrepid 

No doubt it is the character of the old fisherman forefather we 
find reflected in the Admiral. Shortly after Raphael Di Wi had 
arrived in Boston he met a beautiful young countrywoman who 
was engaged in selling "objects d'art" done in chalk, and they were 
married, thus founding the Di Wi stock. 


Life of George Dewey. 123 

It is time that the truth should be told about the genealogy of 
Admiral Dewey. He is not of Irish or Scotch or Scandinavian 
descent, as has been asserted so often. He is in reality of Russian 
blood and comes from a distinguished line of sea fighters who ante- 
dated Peter the Great in water warfare. One of Dewey's ancestors, 
who spelled his name Dhjuhjii, was attached to the staff of the 
American admiral, Paul Jones, while the latter served Catharine of 
Russia, and, in their intercourse came to have such a high regard 
for the United States that he retired in time from the Russian navy 
and settled down as a farmer in Vermont. Thus did Russia confer 
this great man upon the United States. 



" What's in a name ? " — Shakespeare. 

IMMEDIATELY after the battle of Manila Bay enterprising 
business men throughout the United States began catering to 
the popular feeling of admiration for Commodore George 
Dewey, and before that gentleman and hero had been made an 
Admiral by the act of Congress the country was flooded with every 
description of merchandise labeled "Dewey." Here are a few of 

The very next morning after the news of Dewey's victory reached 
the United States the National (iuard of Massachusetts went into 
camp at South Framingham, and with one voice named the encamp- 
ment Camp Dewey. 

Enterprising druggists and soda water venders generally were 
not behind the times, and Dewey cream, Dewey nectar, Spanish 
shake and Manila phosphate were among the lists of cooling drinks 
conspicuously announced. 

A hustling lithographing company soon began supplying bar- 
keepers throughout the country with a handsomely colored copy of 
the American flag, with a portrait of George Dewey in the centre 
and across the face the words: "Dew-ey Smile? " This was hung 
behind the bar, and confronted the visitor when he faced the counter. 
The answer may be imagined. Most of the customers thought 
they did. 

Manila straw hats were quite the rage among the young men and 
women who could afford the luxury, while those less favored were 
supplied with a good but cheap imitation, with a red, white and blue 
band, and a Dewey button of heroic size at the side. The inference 
was: " Don't you touch it. See?" 

Many cities promptly named streets and av^'nucs after the Manila 

Life of George Dewey. 125 

hero. The first to do this was the city of New Orleans, which has 
a large Spanish population, and where one of the important thorough- 
fares had long borne the name of Spain street. The day the news 
was received in the Crescent City the council met and promptly 
changed the name to Dewey street. 

The residents of a dozen or more towns throughout the Union 
almost immediately applied to the postal authorities at Washington 
to have the name of their postoffice changed to Dewey. The result 
is that Deweyville will hereafter appear on the maps instead of the 
former names of villages in several of the Western States. The city 
of Union Hill, N. J., was among the number making such petition, 
but mail will still be addressed as before. New towns and suburban 

villas without number have been named for the Admiral, among 

the number these names having been recorded : Dewey Terrace, 

Dewey Park, Dewey Highlands, Manila Glen, etc. 

The Adirondack region of New York State came to the front at 

the opening of the season with a summer resort named Dewey on 

Saranac Lake, and hotels without number were named for the man 

who sunk the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay, in every State in the 

Union, and it was a small place which did not have its Dewey inn, 

or Dewey cafe. 

Before the summer of 1898 was half gone the music stores were 

filled with marches, glees, songs, waltzes, galops and choruses, all 

extolling the heroism of George Dewey and his gallant sailors at 


The Dewey shirt waist for patriotic young women made its 

appearance early and had a large sale. It was a combination of stars 

and stripes, and gave a jaunty air to the wearer. 

A shoe manufacturer in Massachusetts put on the market a Dewey 

tan shoe, the sharp but heavy toe suggesting the bow of a cruiser. 

The shape was popular, and the shoe had a remarkable sale though- 

out the season. 

Dewey neckwear was plenty, tri-colored ties and striped collars 

and cuffs being sold in all well-regulated haberdasher shops. 

The fever struck the sporting fraternity, and homeruns on the 

126 Life of George Dewey. 

baseball field were called Dewey hits. A tenstrike in a bowling 
game was named a Dewey. Race horses, yachts, rowing crews, etc. , 
were called Dewey, and were, of course, expected to vanquish all 

There were more kinds of badges, buttons, stick pins, paper 
weights, sleeve buttons, watch charms, hat pins, etc., bearing the 
features of Admiral Dewey sold on the streets and in the stores 
than were ever issued in honor of any candidate for President of 
the United States. 

But the climax was reached when the fond papas and mammas 
began naming their darling babies after the hero of Manila Bay. 
Boys were called George Dewey Manila, with variations in the 
arrangement of the names, and girls were christened Susie Good- 
win Dewey in honor of the Admiral's lamented wife. In several 
instances the names of all the Admiral's vessels were incorporated 
into the name of a single dusky son or daughter of Ham. 

It was a craze, the extent of which will not be fully known until 
the taking of the next general census, when the truth as to the 
number of children named for Admiral George Dewey will first be 
definitely made known. 


" I awoke one morning and found myself famous." — Byron. 

AS soon as the country had recovered from the shock and sur- 
prise of the battle of May i, several of the most noted col- 
k leges and historical societies conferred upon George Dewey 
honorary titles and degrees innumerable. Medals in bronze and 
other metals were struck in memory of his famous victory, and it is 
doubted if any other American except General Grant was ever so 
highly honored at home or abroad. Admiral Dewey is now a full- 
fledged and titled Doctor of everything but Divinity, and several 
theological institutions were willing to add that degree also, if only 
assured that the hero of Manila belonged to their own particular 

The medal from the New Jersey Historical Society is worthy of 
special mention here. It was struck from the die made by Tiffany 
& Co., in 1889, in commemoration of the centennial of the inaugura- 
tion of George Washington as President. The medal measures two 
and a half inches in diameter, and around the edge on one side 
are the words: "To Rear Admiral George Dewey, Elected Hon- 
orary Member of the New Jersey Historical Society, May 19, 1898 
— Olympia." On the same side is the head of George Washing- 
ton, and around the portrait in raised Roman letters is the inscrip- 
tion : "Washington Centennial Medal, New Jersey Historical Society, 
1 789-1 889." On the other side is a copy of the seal of the society, 
from behind which appears a wreath of laurel and oak. Above the 
seal are the words: "Above all things hold dear your National 
Union. ' * 

The State Legislature of Vermont has been asked for an appro- 
priation to assist in the construction of a memorial building at the 
Norwich University, to be called Dewey Hall, and the same is to 
be built during the year 1899. Most of the necessary funds for the 
project have been raised by popular subscription. 


" I bear a charmed life." — Shakespeare. 

IF any one doubts that there is luck in carrying a rabbit's foot about 
on the person, they should remember that Admiral George 
Dewey wore one on his watch chain as a charm during the 
battle of Manila. While the American squadron was in Hong Kong 
a friend sent the talisman to the Admiral, with the information that 
it was the left hind foot of a graveyard rabbit, killed by a full-blooded 
negro at just midnight in the dark of the moon. A four-leaved 
clover was also presented, and this latter was worn during the battle 
by Captain Gridley of the Olympia. There is no doubt that George 
Dewey would have fought as well and won his great victory just the 
same had he not been thus protected ; but there will always be some 
persons sufficiently superstitious to believe in the charm of the foot 
of the rabbit now more firmly than ever. Most people are a little 
superstitious about some things anyway. 

Some months after the battle of Manila Bay this magic talisman 
was sent by Admiral Dewey to a personal friend in New Jersey, and 
was exhibited in several cities. As a result, hundreds of thousands 
of similar charms were made and sold by enterprising manufacturers 
of novelties, until the " Dewey rabbit's foot " became as familiar to 
the eye as the Dewey badge or Dewey button. 


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IT was the Rev. Orville Dewey, the justly celebrated Unitarian divine, 
who, at the Sheffield (Mass.) centennial celebration, in June, 1876, 
declared that " it is fit and becoming thus to remember our fathers 
— fit toward them, and becoming for us. They who do not remember 
and revere their ancestors who have done worthy deeds are not likely to 
leave a posterity that will be worthy of being remembered. It is, there- 
fore, not only fit, but it concerns our own character, and the character 
of our children, that we should do it; that we should take, and leave to our 
children, an impression which is good for us and for them. It is an advantage 
in aristocratic countries, that noble families, who have acted a distinguished 
part, should, in their permanence, carry down the recollection and incite- 
ment of high, historic virtues. We have no aristocracy. All the more reason 
is there that we, the whole people, should take care of these treasures of 
the olden time; that we should take upon our hearts, and keep alive within 
them, the memory of our fathers' virtues." 

The Hon. William E. Gladstone, the truly Grand Old Man of England, 
once said: " No greater calamity could happen to a people than to break 
with its past.'" If this be true of people as a nation, it is equally true of 
large and influential families. Each individual is guilty of the folly of break- 
ing with his past when he willingly allows the records of his family to perish. 

The study of family history is a subject growing in importance and interest 
from year to year, as the lines become more widely separated and their 
members fewer in numbers, and as the individuals from whom reliable data 
may be obtained drift apart, and the " old homestead " becomes a memory 
of the past. Family traditions are easily lost in this era of hustling com- 
mercialism, and in order to preserve for future generations the records of 
the past and present, the Family History and Genealogy has become a neces- 
sity. The widespread interest taken in the social and benevolent patriotic 
orders of the day render the careful compilation of historic data well-nigh 
indispensable as a source of information, and no one unacquainted with the 
detail of such an effort can fully appreciate the labor involved in such an 
undertaking. The gathering of records from which this Family History has 
been compiled was commenced more than fifteen years ago, and this book is 
placed in the hands of the printers with a feeling of confidence that no 
similar publication ever issued was more carefully j^repared, or the records 
involved more conscientiously inquired into and verified. 

In Charles Sumner's oration on " The Grandeur of Nations," delivered 

204 Dewev Genealogy. 

at Boston, July 4, 1845, we find these words: " Honor to the memory of 
our fathers! May the turf lie gently on their sacred graves? But let us 
not in words only, but in deeds also, testify our reverence for their name- 
Let us imitate what in them was lofty, pure and good; let us from them 
learn to bear hardship and privation. Let us, who now reap in strength what 
they sowed in weakness, study to enhance the inheritance we have received. 
To do this, we must not fold our hands in slumber, nor abide content with 
the past. To each generation is committed its peculiar task; nor does the 
heart which responds to the call of duty find rest except in the world to 
come. Be ours, then, the task which, in the order of Providence, has been 
cast upon us' " 

And it is in the spirit thus bequeathed to us by Massachusetts' most 
illustrious statesman that the Dewey Family History is offered to the public. 
Errors there may be in the text (for who among us is perfection?); but if 
our humble efforts meet with the approval of the members and descendants 
of the family of Dewey, and are received charitably by the general public, 
we shall rest content. 


West FIELD, Mass., A^ovcmber i, 1S98. 


THE writer first began the collection of material for the Dewey 
Family history back in 1883, by questioning his grandfather, then 
over seventy years old, about the origin and early history so far 
as he knew. Then the Noble Genealogy furnished much data 
concerning several families in the third and succeeding generations. " Brief 
Notes on the Dewey Family," collected by Rev. B. W. Dwight of Clinton, 
N. Y., while at work on his Strong and Dwight family histories, furnished a 
still broader basis for a grand superstructure; all these printed records have 
been verified and corrected by consulting the original town, county, church 
and other records; and correspondence and personal interviews with living 
representatives of the family during the last fifteen years have added to the 
collection until it is finally presented to the public for inspection. 

The family, as a whole, have taken much pride in preserving their records, 
many of them back to the settler himself. The largest individual collection, 
very generously handed over to the writer in 1886, was that of Harry Hovey 
Dewey of Sheffield, 111. (No. 1999), who had prepared a nearly complete 
record of the descendants of Simeon Dewey (No. 1234), and was disappointed 
in failing to awaken interest enough among the members of the line to war- 
rant him in publishing it. Others have taken Dwight's Brief Notes and 
added the record of their own line to date. Not until 1894 did the writer 
find any other Dewey willing to put any money into the effort to collect 
records and complete the history for publication. Then Mr. Orville C. 
Dewey, of Wheeling, W. Va. (No. 3155), began a correspondence with the 
writer and has furnished much labor and capital towards the success of the 
enterprise. Two years later Mr. William T. Dewey of Montpelier, Vt., 
(No. 6063), who had made extensive collection of Dewey family data, began 
to work in connection with the writer, and together we have swept the 
world for Deweys, and the success we have attained is evidenced by the 
succeeding record of some fifteen thousand persons. 

After the great victory at Manila Bay, when interest in the Deweys took 
a sudden start, Mr. Adelbert M. Dewey of Washington, D. C, who had 
been collecting material for a life of Commodore George Dewey, came 
forward and asserted that " now or never was the time to put out the 
History of the Dewey Family," and proposed to publish his '" Life of George 
Dewey " as a preface to the family history. This additional inducement 
to subscribers has increased the list to such an e.xtent that we are able to 
bring the work to a successful close. I,. M. D. 



To determine the origin of a family as old as that of Dewey is a task 
beset with difficulty; the farther back one goes the less complete 
and more unsatisfactory the records beconie. The Dewey was an 
old Feudal family in French Flanders, from wiiich the town of 
Douai in France takes its name; some of the family came to England with 
William the Conqueror and settled in Lincolnshire, northeast of London. 
One authority says a nobleman named de Wey (pronounced De Vay) came 
with William the Conqueror, after whom Weymouth, in Dorset, England, 
was named. 

Dewees in Dutch means " the orphan." Dewey or Dewi in Welsh is a 
corruption of David, and there is a tradition in some Dewey families that 
the origin of the race was in Wales where the patronymic was originally 
derived from Archbishop Dewi, chosen patron saint of Wales; canonized by 
Pope Calixtus in 1120 as St. David; founder of monastery at Meneria, West. 
Britain, now St. David's Head, Wales, and in which the beautiful and 
imposing Cathedral of St. David now stands, and in which his remains 
repose, " Oy Dewi " " House of David " being the most sacred spot in 
the kingdom to all true Welshmen. His whole history is most interesting. 
Dr. Orville Dewey, (No. 8285), the great Unitarian divine of Boston, 
memorialized this bit of family history by calling his ancestral home at 
Sheffield, Mass., "St. David's." 

In Burke's Heraldry it is claimed that the name Dewey was originally 
" de la Wey." The ancestors came over with William the Conqueror and 
took this name. A branch of the name was called Dewes, and Simeon 
De Ewes was created Baronet of Stow Hall, and had a coat of arms given him 

about the year 1629, the motto being ' Corona Veniei Deleclis, rhe crown 

will come to those who deserve it." Another authority asserts that " the 
name Dewey was originally De Ewes, and went from French Flanders into 
England in the reign of Henry VIII, when one branch of the family had 
the name ' de vie,' another branch 'Dewey,' as well as one branch of the 
name ' Davie.' " And this is from Kimball & Johnson's Peerage: " In the 
parish of Stanwood in the county of Devon, England, there was an ancient 
mansion house and demesne lands known by the name of the Wey. The 
inhabitants of this seat, and ancestors of this family were first of all known 
by the name of Dela-Wey, and the first of them mentioned in their pedigree 
had coat armor, which hath ever since continued the same to this family, 
although their names have diversely been written De-la-Wev, then Dewy, 



De Vie, and softened into Davis, into which variation it was the more sub- 
ject, for that many hundred years since, one Walter Pollard, matching with 
the daughter and heir-general of this house, became owner of the said ancient 
habitation called ' Wey, ' which gave name to the family. 

" The first ancestors mentioned in the pedigree is William De la Wey 
alias De Wy, who came over with the Conqueror. He left issue —William, 
Walter, and Henry. Walter's daughter, Elizabeth, married Walter Pollard. 
William de Vie, alias Davy, was the second son of this first William. His 
son was William De Vie, alias Dewey. 

" His son was David Devye, alias Dewy. 

" The Delaneys, etc , are ancestors of the Davies, Baronets of England 
from 1614 to the present time. One of them was graduated at Harvard 
College in 1681." 

After the massacre on St. Bartholomew's Eve, in August, 1572, many 
thousand of families, including persons of intelligent minds, industrious 
habits and austere morals, left France for the Netherlands and England; 
in the latter country they erected silk manufactories, in the eastern suburb 
of London, and taught the Saxons to make the stuffs and hats of which 
France had long enjoyed the monopoly. In England these people were 
known as Walloons, and landing at Sandwich, then an important seaport of 
county Kent, they spread out over southeastern England; Norwich was one 
of the cities to give them the most welcome, and in a few years there were 
fifteen hundred Walloons in that place alone. 

Thomas Dewey, the Settler at Dorchester, Mass., sailed from Sandwich, 
which leads us to believe he was of Huguenot extraction; his descendants, 
even in the second generation, were millers, carpenters, and wheelwrights. 
In the third generation the sons of Israel were weavers, tailors, etc., which 
is strong evidence to support this opinion. 

There are Douai and Douay families now living in France; Deweys from 
England, Ireland, Denmark and Norway, in the United States; some Duhig 
families from Ireland have adopted Dewey as their name, such a one being 
at Northampton, Mass. 



AS a race, the Deweys have been sober, honest, industrioas, and long- 
Hved; always in the van of progress; in the front ranks of the armies 
which have fought our battles, secured our independence, and 
upheld our liberties; in the advance guard of the pioneers, who have 
subdued the forests and built up the waste places with thriving towns and 
cities; foremost in the advancement of law, medicine, theology, science, 
art, and manufactures. 



HE Official Postal Guide for 1898 gives the following list of post- 
offices in the United States and Canada bearing the name of- 
Dewey in some form: 

DKWEESE, Clay county, Neb. 
DEWEY, Owyhee county, Idaho. 
DEWEY, Champaign county. 111. 
DEWEY, Cook county, 111. 
DEWEY, Franklin county, Mo. 
DEWEY, Beaver Head county, Mont. 
DEWEY, Custer county, Mont. 
DEWEY, Trumbull county, O. 
DEWEY, Bo.\ Elder county, Utah. 
DEWEY ROSE, Elbert county, Ga. 
DEWEY'S MILL, Poinsett county. Ark. 
DEWEYS MILLS, Windsor county, Vt. 
DEWEYS SWITCH, Warren county. Pa. 
DEWEYVILLE, Hancock county, O. 
DEWEYVILLE, Bo.x Elder county, Utah. 
DEWIS, Hants county. Nova Scotia. 
DEWEY COUNTY, South Dakota. 



IN the final construction of this work our endeavor has been to present in 
as simple a manner as possible the facts and figures so that he who 
runs may read. In the matter of dates we have begun the year January 
first as at present. It may interest some to be told that previous to 
1752, England and her colonies began the year with March 25, and was 
eleven days behind the rest of the world, which had adopted the Gregorian 
calendar; we have not added these; therefore all days before January i, 
1752, are in old style, while we have made the years new style by beginning 
the year with January first. 

The system of numbering the individuals of the family has been from 
one to over nine thousand; only persons fifteen years old or more and only 
the children of sons, the children of daughters being numbered always 
beginning with one. The numbers will be found at the left of the names 
when they appear as children ; when they are carried ahead and become the 
head of family their number is placed above their name as a better distinction ; 
thus it becomes easy to trace one's pedigree backward or forward by taking 
the number above, turning back until j'ou find it on the left; or taking the 
number on the left and looking ahead until you find it above the name. 
The children of Dewey daughters will be able to find themselves under the 
daughter's number. 

The two indexes at the end of the book are, first, of the given names of 
persons named Dewey, with their number on the left and the year of their 
birth on the right, arranged in alphabetical order, but in five sections, one 
for each branch of the Thomas Dewey family, and for miscellaneous. Most 
of the descendants of Thomas of Windsor know which branch they are on, 
and can easily find themselves by looking through their section only; while 
it is not much more trouble for those who do not know their position on the 
family tree to look through all the sections of the index. The second index 
is of persons who have married Deweys or descendants of Deweys; their 
descendants can find their position in the family by referring to their parent 
or ancestor in this index. 

Where the exact year of birth has not been obtained, an approximate has 
been made and " a " for about placed before the year thus: " a 1898." 
The abbreviations used in the book are b. for born, m. for married, d. for 
died, unm. for unmarried, dau. for daughter, etc. 

With the above explanations, well digested, it ought to be an easy task 
for anyone to easily locate any name appearing in the record. 

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We wish here to personally thank many public officials and members of 
the family who have shown an interest in our search for ancestry, and who 
have aided us with material and kind encouragement. 
Very respectfully, 



IN writing the history of a family, the origin of which extends back into 
the dark pages of history, it is of interest and really necessary, in 
order to understand the reasons which induced our forefathers to 
forsake their civilized, comfortable homes for the unbroken wilderness 
of a strange country, inhabited by wild animals and savage men, to rehearse 
some of the events in the world's history just preceding the advent of the 
white man on these western shores, and examine those milestones of history 
succeeding the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock. 

The following brief notes, taken principally from Histories of Dorchester, 
Mass., and Windsor, Conn., will therefore furnish an introduction to our 
family history: 

England was strictly a Roman Catholic country until Henry VHI 
repudiated Catherine of Aragon, married Anne Boleyn, and abjured the 
supremacy of Pope Clement VII. This certainly was not the Reformation, 
but, in the hands of Providence, it was a step towards it. 

The service and ritual of the Church of England, substantially as they 
exist this day, were established under Edward VI; but his sister Mary, hav- 
ing married Philip II, of Spain, restored the old Roman Catholic faith, and 
kindled the fires of Smithfield. 

With the accession of Elizabeth (1558), the Church of England was 
restored, and Protestantism again became the religion of the State. Dis- 
sensions at once arose, not on points of doctrine, but as to church cere- 
monials. Those opposing the church ceremonials, preferring the simple 
forms adopted by Calvin, were called Puritans. Laws of greater or less 
severity were passed against all non-conformists, especially that of 1593, 
against those who would not attend the Established Church. This atro- 
cious statute, in its final result, peopled New England. 

James I early announced that no toleration was to be extended to dis- 
senters, and he threatened to " harrie " the Puritans out of the land. That 
portion of them, known as Brownists, who had formally separated from the 
church, were the first victims; as early as 1608 they were forced into exile in 
Holland. From there they went forth, an " Immortal Band of Pilgrims," 
to found a new home on " Plymouth Rock." 

In the ancient town of Dorchester, in the county of Dorsetshire in Eng- 
land, the Rev. John White, called the " Patriarch of Dorchester," but in 
this country " the father of the Massachusetts Colony," brought the 
adventurers of the West of England into connection with men of influence 

212 De\vev Genealogy 

in London, Lincolnshire, Kent and other eastern counties, to form settle- 
ments in New England. He fitted out that great "Dorchester men" 
expedition under the great and good Gov. Winthrop, which sailed, March 20, 
1630, from Dorchester, in the "Mary and John," Capt. Squeb, master, a 
vessel of 400 tons. After a prosperous voyage of seventy days they arrived 
at Nantasket (now Hull) on the 30th May, about ten days in advance of her 
sister ship, the " Arbella." 

A few days afterwards they adopted as the permanent seat of the settle- 
ment " a neck of land fit to keep their cattle on," called Mattapan, after- 
wards Dorchester, and at present South Boston. 

In Winthrop's History of New England (Boston, 1853,) we are told that 
November 3, 1620, just before the arrival of the Pilgrim Fathers in the 
May Flower at Plymouth, King James I granted a patent for all that country, 
which should be called New England in America. 

On the 19th March, 1628, the Plymouth Company granted Massachusetts 
Bay, and three miles to the north and south of every part of Charles 
River. On the 4th March, 1629, King Charles I confirmed this patent of 
Massachusetts Bay. On the 19th March, 1631, Robert Earl of Warwick, 
President of the great Council of Plymouth, granted the patent for Con- 

The reason why these settlements of the Massachusetts Colonies were so 
great at this time 1629, were: That liberty of conscience could not be 
enjoyed in their parent country, England. No indulgence was granted even 
to the most pious, loyal, and conscientious people, who would not strictly 
conform to the habits, ceremonies, and worship of the Church of England. 
.■Ml non-conformists were exposed to fines, imprisonments, the ruin of their 
families, fortunes, and everything which ought to be dear to men. The 
most learned, pious, orthodox and inoffensive people, who did not conform 
to the Church of England, were treated by the king and his bishops with 
far greater severity than drunkards, Sabbath breakers, or even the most 
notorious debauchees. They were condemned in the spiritual courts, with- 
out juries, without having the witnesses against them brought into the court, 
to depose face to face; and, sometimes without knowing the crime alleged 
against them, or who were the witnesses by whom it was to be proven. Many 
of the pious people in England were so harassed and persecuted for their non- 
conformity that they determined, if possible, rather to make settlements in 
a dreary wilderness, at the distance of three thousand miles from their native 
country, than endure the persecution and sufferings to which they were con- 
stantly exposed from the hands of those who ought to have cherished and 
defended them. This cruel treatment of our venerable ancestors was the 
cause of the settlement of the New England colonies and churches. It will 
ever be the distinguishing glory of these colonies, that they were not 
originally formed for the advantages of trade and worldly emolument; but 

AND Family History. 213 

for the noble purpose of religion, tlie enjoyment of liberty of conscience in 
the worship and ordinances of God. 

The first meeting house erected in Dorchester, and the first in the Bay, 
was built on Allen's Plain, (near the corner of Pleasant and Cottage streets,) 
in 1631. Rev. Warham lectured here on the fourth day of every week. 
This building served the plantation for fifteen years. 

Such numbers were constantly emigrating to New England, in conse- 
quence of the continued persecution of the Puritans in England, that the 
people of Dorchester, Westertown and Newtown began to be much straitened, 
by the accession of new planters, and determined to plant a new colony in 
Connecticut. To this there was strong opposition. A number of Dorchester 
people, members of Rev. John Warham's church, went during the summer 
of 1635 into Connecticut, and made preparations to bring their families and 
make a permanent settlement on the river. 

Every effort on the part of the Colonial Government was made to divert 
the spirit of emigration so rife among the people, for the whole colony con- 
tained at this time but five or si.K thousand people. 

Cotton Mather, in reference to this subject, says: — 

" Massachusetts soon became like a hive overstocked with bees, and 
many thought of swarming into new plantations." 

After having made such preparations as they judged necessary, they 
began to remove their families and property. " On the 15th October, 1635, 
about sixty men, women and children, with their cattle and swine, com- 
menced their journey from Massachusetts, through the wilderness, to 
Connecticut river. After a tedious and difficult journey, through swamps 
and rivers, over mountains and rough grounds, which were passed with great 
difficulty and fatigue, they arrived safely at the places of their respective 
destinations. They were so long on their journey, and so much time and 
pains were spent in passing the river, and in getting their cattle over, that 
after all their exertions, winter came upon them before they were prepared." 

They began their settlement on the west side of the Connecticut, not far 
from the mouth of the Scantic river, and called it Dorchester at first, then 
Windsor. The face of the country then was much the same as now, save 
that the rich meadows more nearly resembled bogs. Thick and stately 
groves of the primeval forest covered the hills. Where the Indian fires had 
had their full effect, a tall and coarse grass, well suited for thatching, grew 
rankly upon the rich soil, and afforded a lurking place for the stealthy 
savages. The tangled thickets upon the banks of the streams, which were 
likewise torn by the vernal freshets and the winter ice, made it difficult to 
cross them, especially with cattle. 

Most of the provisions and furniture had been sent around the coast 
in small vessels, which were either delayed or destroyed by the tempests, 
and thus failed to arrive. Several of them were wrecked. Two shallops 

214 Dfavev Genealogy 

were cast away on Brown's Island, the men and goods perishing. Early in 
November a party of six left the setilemunt in a vessel to return to Boston. 
Being wrecked in Manamet Bay, they got ashort-; and, after ten days' 
wandering, they reached Plymouth, exhausted by wintry cold and snow, and 
pinching famine. All that was needed to complete the horrors of their situa- 
tion was found in their exposure to the savage animosity and the jealous 
fears, as well as the yet unchecked cruelty of the Indians. 

The winter set in this year much sooner than usual, and the weather was 
stormy and severe. By the 15th of November Connecticut river was frozen 
over, and the snow was so deep, and the season so tempestuous that a con- 
siderable number of the cattle which had been driven from the Massachusetts 
Bay could not be brought across the river. The people had so little time 
to prepare their huts and houses, and to erect sheds and shelters for their 
cattle, that the sufferings of man and beast were extreme. 

.\bout the beginning of December provisions generally failed in the 
settlements on the river, and famine and death stared the mhabitants in 
the face. In their distress, some of them in this severe season attempted 
to go through the wilderness, to the nearest settlement in Massachusetts. 
.\ company of thirteen who made the attempt, lost one of their number, 
who, in passing a river, fell through the ice and was drowned. The other 
twelve were ten days on their journey, and had they not received assistance 
from the Indians, would all have perished. Such was the general distress 
by the 3d and 4th of December, that a considerable part of the settlers were 
obliged to leave their habitations. Seventy persons, men, women and chil- 
dren, were obliged in the severity of winter to go down to the mouth of the 
river to meet their provisions, as the only expedient to preserve their lives. 
Not meeting the vessels which they expected, they all went on the Rebecca^ 
a vessel of about 60 tons. This vessel, two days before, was frozen in 
twenty miles up the river; but by the falling of rain, and the influence 
of the tide, the ice became so broken that she made a shift to get out. 
She, however, ran upon the bar, and the people were forced to unload her 
to get her off. She was reladen, and in five days reached Boston. Had 
it not been for these providential circumstances these people must have 
perished from famine. 

The people who remained and kept their stations on the river suffered 
in an extreme degree. After all the help they were able to obtain, by hunt- 
ing and from the Indians, they were obliged to subsist on acorns, malt and 
grains. The cattle which could not be got over the river, before the winter, 
lived by browsing in the woods and meadows. They wintered as well, or 
better, than those that were brought over, and for which all the provision 
was made and care taken of which the settlers were capable. A great num- 
ber of the cattle, however, perished. 'I'he Dorchester or Windsor people 
lost, in this kind of property, about two hundred pounds sterling. Upon 

AND Family History. 215 

the breaking up of winter, and during the summer following, others came 
in large companies, and the settlements at Windsor, Hartford and Wethers- 
field were firmly established. 

It is difficult to describe or even to conceive the apprehensions and dis- 
tresses of a people, in the circumstances of our venerable ancestors, during 
this doleful winter. All the horrors of a dreary wilderness spread them- 
selves around them. They were compassed with numerous fierce and cruel 
tribes of wild and savage men, who could have swallowed up parents and 
children at pleasure in their feeble and distressed condition They had 
neither bread for themselves nor children; neither habitations, nor clothing 
convenient for them. Whatever emergency might happen they were cut off, 
both by land and water, from any succor or retreat. What self-denial, firm- 
ness, and magnanimity are necessary for such enterprises! How distressful, 
in the beginning, was the condition of those now fair and opulent towns on 
Connecticut river. 


THOMAS DEWEY, the emigrant ancestor of a large and influential 
family, in early manhood seems to have become a dissenter and 
emigrated to America from Sandwich, Kent, England, as one of 
the early settlers, under Governor Winthrop and Rev. John 
There were twelve other vessels which arrived after the "Mary and 
John" up to as late as July 6, 1630. Some think Thomas came in the 
"Lyon," which arrived at Salem in February from Bristol, Eng. ; others 
that became in the " Griffin," Capt. John Haynes, which arrived September 
4, 1633, but this could not be, as we have positive evidence he was here in 
August, 1633, as notice the following from the *s' Records of the Colony 
of Massachusetts Bay in New England," page 153: 

" At the Court, holden att Newe Towne, August 4, 1635. 

" John Russell, merchant, disceased, att Dorchester, Aug. 26, 1633, and 
before his death, being of a disposeing understanding, did make his last will, 
in the presence of Mr. John Warham, pastor of the church of Dorchester, 
Tho. Moore, John Moore, and Tho. Deway, in the words following, or to 
the same effect: 

" Halfe of my estate I give to the church of Dorchester, and halfe to 
my brothers, Henry Russell and Thomas Hyatt, except my mans tyme. w*^ 
I give to my man ; and he desired that in the disposeing of his goods to Dor- 
chester, there should be espetiall respect hadd to olde Dorchester people, 
nameing Goodman Caping. 

" This was testified upon the oaths of the said witnesses, taken in Court, 
Sept. 3, 1633. 

" John Warham, 
Thomas Moore, I, his mark. 
Tho. Deawy, O, his mark. 
John Moore." 

The oldest allotment of land upon the Dorchester Records was made of 
salt marsh, April 3, 1633, among twenty-one persons, divided into four classes 
according to their interest in the stock. 

A ;^5o share entitled the holder to an immediate dividend of two hundred 
acres and a town house-lot, and fifty acres for each member of the family 
besides — non-stockholders to have fifty acres for the head of the family, 
and such quantity of land, according to their charge and quality, as the Gov- 
ernor and Council shall see fit. 


Dewey Genealogy. 217 

The first Court of Assistants was held Aug. 23, 1630, at Charleston ; Dor- 
chester, Boston, and Watertown, received authority of the Court, Sept. 7, 
1630, to use those names. 

The principal part of the first settlers having no political rights, under 
the original Massachusetts Charter, which had been drafted for a trading 
company, the Court immediately made arrangements for extending the privi- 
leges of Freemanship to all suitable persons, and on the first application 
for this right (October 19, 1630), among one hundred and eight persons, 
twenty-four belonged to Dorchester. Besides the right of suffrage, freemen 
enjoyed advantages in the division of lands; and before the representative 
system commenced, they were all members of the General Court. The 
principal qualification for this privilege seems to have been — Church 
Membership. The character and morals of all persons offering for emigra- 
tion was strictly scrutinized, and such arriving without proper testimonials 
were not received. 

The following is Wood's description of Dorchester in 1633. 

" Dorchester is the greatest town in New England, but I am informed 
that others equal it since I came away; well wooded and watered, very good 
arable grounds and hay ground; fair corn-fields and pleasant gardens, with 
kitchen gardens. In this plantation is a great many cattle, as kine, goats, 
and swine. This plantation hath a reasonable harbour for ships. Here is 
no alewife river, which is a great inconvenience. The inhabitants of this 
town were the first that set upon fishing in the bay, who received so 
much fruit of their labors, that they encouraged others to the same under- 

The following is Josselyn's description of the town: 

" Six miles beyond Braintree lyeth Dorchester, a frontire Town pleasantly 
seated, and of large extent into the main land, well watered with two small 
Rivers, her body and wings filled somewhat thick with houses to the number 
of two hundred and more, beautified with fair Orchards and Gardens, hav- 
ing also plenty of Corn-land, and store of Cattle; counted the greatest Town 
hereto fore in New England, but now gives way to Boston; it hath a Har- 
bour to the North for ships." 

The first Dorchester Record- Book, commenced Jany. 16, 1633, is 
continued to 1720. As some few pages are missing, it is impossible to give 
the first division of lands. There is no mention made of payment for lands, 
to the plantation, by any individual. In November, 1634, it was ordered 
" no man shall sell his house or lot to any man without the plantation, whom 
they shall dislike of." 

The following is a list of all the grantees of Dorchester lands, whose 
names appear in the Town Records previous to January, 1636, and com- 
prises all the first settlers. 

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John Allen. 
Thomas Andrews. 
Jno. Benham. 
John Bursley. 
Thomas Bascom. 
John Brancker. 

Thomas Deeble. 
Thomas Dimocke. 
Robert Deeble. 
Nathaniel Duncan. 
George Dyer. 
John Eeles. 
Bigot Eggleston. 
Robert Elwell. 
Richard Fay. 
Thomas Ford. 
Walter Filer. 
Henry Feakes. 
Joseph Flood. 
Stephen French. 
Humphrey Gallop. 
William Gaylord. 
Christopher Gibson. 
Giles Gibbs. 
Ralph Glover. 
John Glover. 
Jonathan Gillet. 
John Gilbert. 
John Goite or Goyt. 
John Grenoway. 
Matthew Grant. 
Edmund Hart. 
John Hayden. 
Thomas Hatch. 
William Hathorne. 
Nathaniel Hall. 
William Hannum. 
John Hoskins. 
Simon Hoyt. 
William Hosford. 
Joseph Holley. 

Roger Clap. 
Bernard Capen. 
John Capen. 
Joshua Carter. 
Bray Clarke. 
Joseph Clarke. 

Thomas Holcomb. 
John Holland. 
John Holman. 
Mr. John Hill. 
John Hull. 
George Hull. 
William Hulbert. 
Thomas Jeffrey. 
Thomas Jones. 
Mr. Johnson. 
Richard Jones. 
John Knight. 
Thos. Kinnersley or 

Thomas Lambert. 
John Leavitt. 
Capt. William Lovell. 
Roger Ludlow. 
John Maverick. 
Capt. John Mason. 
Thomas Marshall. 
John Miller. 
Alexander Miller. 
George Minor. 
Thomas Makepeace. 
Thomas Marshfield. 
John Moore. 
Edmund Munnings. 
Mr. Newberry. 
John Newton. 
John Niles. 
Elias Parkman. 
James Parker. 
William Phelps. 
John Phillips. 

Augustin Clement. 
Richard Collicot. 
John Cogan. 
Aaron Cook. 
Nicholas Denslowe. 

George Phillips. 
John Pierce. 
Andrew Pitcher. 
Eltweed Pomeroy. 
Goodman Jno. Pope. 
Mr. Pincheon. 
William Preston. 
David Price. 
George Proctor. 
Widow Purchase. 
Humphrey Pinney. 
George Phelps. 
Edward Raymond. 
Philip Randall. 
Thomas Rawlins. 
Thomas Richards. 
William Rockwell. 
Bray Rosseter. 
Hugh Rosseter. 
Richard Rocket. 
Thomas Sandford. 
Matthew Sension. 
John Smith. 
Henry Smith. 
Capt. Richard Southcote. 
George Strange. 
Th. or Ancient Stoughton. 
Mr. Israel Stoughton. 
William Sumner. 
Thomas Swift. 
Joshua Talbot. 
Stephen Terry. 
John Tilley. 
Thomas Tileston. 
Thomas Thornton. 

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Francis Tuthill. Henry Way. Henry Wolcott. 

Joshua Tuthill. Bray Wilkins. Henry Wright. 

Nicholas Upsall. Roger Williams. John Whitfield. 

John Warham. David Wilton. John Woolridge. 

As a specimen of the way lands were granted and located at this early 
day we present the following from old Dorchester Records: 

" Dec. ist, 1634. It is ordered that Rodger Clapp, John Hulls, Geo. 
Phillips, William Hubbard, Stephen French, John Haydon, shall have 8 
acres apiece in Roxbury bounds, betwixt the two market Trees, to begin at 
end which they shall agree off; to go in 40 Rod from the bounds of the fresh 
Marshes are to be excepted from these lots. Mr. Hathorne to have 12 

acres, Nicholas Upsall to , Thomas Duee to have 8 acres with them, 

Richard Callecott to have 14 acres. Mr. Richards, Richard Callecott, Thorn. 
Holcomb, Thorn. Duee are to cast their lotts together next to those above 

" Its ordered that all these shall fence in the lotts agaynst the next 
spring or to leave them to such as will so doe." 

" July 5th, 1635. It is granted that Thomas Duee shall have 2 acres of 
mowing ground, neere the Fresh Marsh, which he hath formerly mowen, 
in satisfaction for an acre of ground, which he left in common at his house." 

The name of Thomas Dewey does not appear among the first twenty-four 
freemen of Dorchester, but he was enrolled May 14, 1634, by taking, as 

" The Oath of a Freeman." 

" I, Thomas Dewey, being by God's Providence an inhabitant and Free- 
man within the jurisdiction of this commonwealth, do fully acknowledge 
myself to be subject to the Government thereof; and therefore do here swear 
by the great and dreadful name of the ever living God, that I will be true 
and faithful to the same, and will accordingly yield assistance and support 
thereunto, with my person and estate, as in equity I am bound; and will also 
truly endeavor to maintain and preserve all the liberties and privileges 
thereof, submitting myself to the wholesome Lawes and orders made and 
established by the same, and further, that I will not plot or practice any evil 
against it, or consent to any that shall so do, but will truely discover and 
reveal the same to lawful authority now here established for the speedy pre- 
venting thereof. Moreover I do solemnly bind myself in the sight of God, 
that when I shall be called to give my voice touching any such matter of this 
State in which Freemen are to deal I will give my vote and suffrage as I 
shall judge in mine own conscience may best conduce and tend to the public 
weal of the body without respect to persons or favor of any man. So help 
me God in the Lord Jesus Christ." 

On his removal to Windsor, he sold his lands at Dorchester, as evidence 
the following: 

"The i2th of August, 1635. These are to testify to all whom it may 
concern, that I Thomas Holcombe have sould and give full possession vnto 

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Richard Joanes both of Dorchester 4 acres of ground with my houses and 
all things thereto p'tayning, and 8 acres of ground of my great lott on Rox- 
bury bounds, and 6 acres of meadow ground on the side Napouset River 
and 3 acres on the other side the River; — 

"I, Thomas Duee of Dorch; do likewise fully confirme vnto Richard 
Joanes of Dorch; and give him full possession of 4 acres of ground with my 
house and all thereto belonging, also 8 acres of ground of my great lott, 
also 10 acres of Medow on the side Napouset, and 4 acres of medow on 
the other, and 2 acres of medow in the Fresh Marsh. 

T. D. 
"The mark of Thos. Duee." 

The following records are interesting as showing the condition of affairs 
at this early day. 

The first Court in Connecticut was holden at Newtown (Hartford), April 
26, 1636. 

At " A Corte held att Dorchester (Windsor) June 7, 1636." 

" It is ordered that every souldier in each plantacon shall haue in his 
bowse in a readines before th 'end of .\ugust ne.xt twoe pounde of powder 
& yt they shall shew it to the Constable whenever he shall call them vnto it 
vppon the penalty of Xs. for every failure wch is presentlie to be le(vied) 
by the saide Constable wthout (resistance) as alsoe 20 bul(letts) of leadC' 
in the like readines vppon the same penalty and in the same manner to be 
levied." At the same time it was ordered that a watch should be con- 
stantly kept; that ammunition should be always on hand; that each inhabi- 
tant should be armed, and train one day a month. Windsor had at that 
time within her bounds ten different tribes of Indians. And there were 
twenty thousand Indians in Connecticut at that time. .\s these infant 
settlements were so filled and surrounded with savages, the people con- 
ceived themselves in danger when they lay down and when they rose up, 
when they went out and when they came in. The courts were holden in 
each town by rotation, according to its turn. 

There were about two hundred and fifty men in the three towns, Windsor, 
Wethersfield, and Hartford, at the close of this year, 1636. 

At " A Corte at New Towne 21 Febr. 1637." 
" It is ordered that the plantacon nowe called Newtowne shal be called & 
named by the name of Harteford Towne, likewise the plantacon now called 
Watertowne shalbe called & named Wythersfield. And yt the plantacon 
called Dorchester shalbee called Windsor." 

" It is ordered yt noe yonge man yt is neither maried nor hath any serv- 
aunte, & be noe publicke officer, shall keepe howse by himself, without con- 
sent of the Towne where he Hues first had, vnder paine of 20s. pr weeke." 
" It is ordered yt noe Mr of a Family shall giue habitacon or intertein- 
nient to any yonge man to soiourne in his family, but by the allowance of 

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the inhabitants of the saide Towne where he dwelles vnder the penalty of 
20S. pr weeke." 

" The Corte, in May 1637, ordered that there shalbe offensiue warr agt 
the Pequoitt, and that Windsor shall furnish 30 men and provisions, under 
Capt. John Mason and Lieut. Rob'te Seely." 

" At a General Meeting, April, nth, 1639, of the Freemen for the Elec- 
tion of a Governor and Magistrates, according to the orders for the year. 
Jno. Haynes, Esqr, was chosen the first Governor of Connecticutt." 

Thomas Dewey was one of the settlers of Windsor, where the first record 
of the division of lands was undoubtedly a simple designation of lots by 
figures. The General Court, however, in September, 1639, enacted, that 
every town in the colony should choose a town clerk or register, " who shall, 
before the General Court in April next, record every man's house and land 
already granted and measured out to him, with the bounds and quantity of 
the same" and "the like to be done for all lands hereafter granted and 
measured to any, and all bargains or mortgages of lands whatsoever shall be 
accounted of no value until they be recorded." {Col. Rcc, Vol. I, p. jy.) 

To this order the first volume of Windsor Land Records owes its origin, 
and the earliest entry on its pages is under date of October 10, 1640. In 
addition to these Land Records we have " A Book of Records of Town Ways 
in Windsor," compiled by Matthew Grant in August, 1654; and to these we 
are solely indebted for all that we know about the locale of Ancient Windsor. 
Although we cannot point out the " exact spot " whereon each house stood, 
yet we are reasonably confident that we have correctly located each man's 

The following is the list of the names of the settlers of Windsor, which 
appear on the records of the town in 1640 : 

Henry Wolcott, Esq. 
John Hillyer. 
Eltweld Pomeroy. 
Edward Griswold. 
Humphrey Pinney. 
Thomas Buckland. 
Elias Parkman. 
Daniel Clark. 
Lieut. Walter Filer. 
Stephen Terry. 
Capt. John Mason. 
Roger Ludlow, Esq. 

Samuel Phelps. 
William Hurlburt. 

George Phelps. 
William Phelps. 
Thomas Barber. 
William Hosford. 
John Bissel. 
Deacon John Moore. 
Isaac Shelden. 
Thomas Stoughton. 
Peter Tilton. 
Matthew Grant. 
Bray Rosseter. 
Matthew Allen. 

Joseph Loomis. 
Nathan Gillett. 

John Taylor. 
Thomas Ford. 
John Whitefield. 
Nicolas Palmer. 
Aaron Cook. 
Thomas Holcomb. 
Deacon Wm. Gaylord. 
Robert Watson. 
Owen Tudor. 

Messrs. Newberry. 

Thomas Dibble. 

Richard Oldage. 
John Loomis. 

Dewtt Gcsxauogt 

3 MMs; iiiMi nir i ii smb fey 

4. laeieX)etfe«e^FMid.isaciics,»dahdf.iitefeRi^diiSina4,aQre 
or lessy Gte: lenr^ itam the «aj bctwixx k aad tlK lots back to cfee wesi, 

KX9 sod;: HniiwtfT^ iMWUfe by Stayhea Tenr, soMh by NicBfas Dcaslav. 

5. Aiao oae jpoEodl cf bad, ■* acres,. aaKcarlcsEv boaaded east fey «ke 

bus, 44 rod; somm^ by Gcnee Vbd^ 51 reds.- 

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sovereignties. About the year 1670 it was estimated that there were in 
the town nineteen Indians to one Englishman. The white men had a large 
fort a little north of the plat on which the first meeting house was erected. 

'' The Palisado Green is the veritable shrine of Windsor history and 
romance. Very pleasant it is, as we see it now, in the warm sunset sunlight 
of a summer day, lined with noble trees, behind whose waving tracery neat 
and elegant dwellings assert the presence of happy homes. 

"On this spot, more than two centuries ago our fathers dwelt; here pro- 
tected by the rude log defence which their own hands had thrown up, they 
slept secure from savage foe, here stood the meeting house, wherein the 
gentle Warham and the earnest Huit preached and prayed ; here, too, was 
the little village graveyard, close under the palisado wall where — one by 
one — they put off life's toils and cares, and laid them down to an eternal 

The history of this interesting locality is as follows: 

Upon the breaking out of the Pequot war in 1637, the Windsor people 
as a precaution against surprisal by the Indians, surrounded their dwellings 
at this spot with a fortification or palisado. This consisted of strong high 
stakes or posts, set close together, and suitably strengthened on the inside, 
while on the outside a wide ditch was dug, the dirt from which was thrown 
against the palisades, and the whole formed a tolerably strong defence 
against any slender resources which the uncivilized Indians could bring to 
bear against it. It was of course necessary to keep a constant guard within 
the enclosure, to prevent the enemy from climbing over, or setting fire to 
the palisades. It was the fatigue of supplying these watches that so 
exhausted the men (as Mr. Ludlow sorrowfully wrote to Mr. Pyncheon, at 
Springfield, Mass., during the absence of the Windsor men on the Pequot 
expedition) " that they could scarce stand upon their legs." 

The whole length of this line of palisades was more than three-fourths of 
a mile, enclosing an irregular parallelogram of considerable e.xtent. From 
the southwest corner of the burying ground it extended along the brow of 
the hill overlooking the Farmington river, eastward to the Meadow hill. 
This south line was 990 feet long. Its west line extended northward 1,139 
feet, along the brow of the hill west of the burying ground. Its east line 
ran along the brow of the Meadow Hill, 1,320 feet northward; and its north 
line ran across from hill to hill, near the present residence of Mrs. Giles Ells- 
worth, and was 825 feet in length. 

When the first palisado was built, those who had their home-lots within 
its limits resigned their title for the benefit of the whole community. 
Matthew Grant, for instance, says that he originally had six acres, but 
resigned it all up, except where his buildings stood. This was the case 
with others. The following plan of the palisado was drawn in 1654 by 
Matthew Grant, who was at the time Recorder: 


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; Capt. Aaron Cook. William Hosford, Nicholas Denslow. 

One writer at Windsor thus speaks: " And seeing I am entered into the 
palisade, I will speak a little of the original of it; about 1637 years, when 
the English had war with the Pequot Indians, our inhabitants on Sandy 
Bank gathered themselves nearer together from their remote dwellings, to 
provide for their safety, set upon fortifying, and with palizado wliich (land) 
some particulai men resigned up out of their properties for that end, and (it) 
was laid out into small parcels, to build upon; some four rods in breadth, 
some five, six, seven, some eight — it was set out after this manner. 

" These building places were at first laid out of one length, that was six- 
teen rods, but differ (in breadth) as aforesd. Also on all sides within the 
outmost fence, there was left two rods in breadth for a common way, to go 
round within side the Palisado," to the rear of the building lots. This left 
an open space in the centre (marked W in the plan) nearly 20 rods wide 
and 30 rods long. 

" When peace was again restored, 'divers men left their places (in the 
Palisado) and returned to their lots (outside) for their conveniences. Some 
that staid (by consent of the town) enlarged their gardens. Some had 2, 

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some 3, some 4 plats to their propriety, with the use of the two rods in 
breadth round the outside, every one according to his breadth, only with 
this reserve concerning the two rods, that if in future time there be need of 
former fortification to be repaired, that then each man should resign up the 
two aforesd two rods for a common Burying Ground, one particular parcel 
that is six rods in breadth, all the length of one side, and one end; take it 
together, it is eight rod in breadth, and eighteen in length.' " {From 
History of Ancient Windsor.) 

Thomas Dewey died intestate and the following is the inventory and 
settlement of his estate taken from the records of Connecticut: 

Imp. R. S. 

MAY THE 19TH, 164S. 
An Inuentory of Thos. De%vys Estate. 

One howse and barne W"' the home lott, in quantity about 

one acre & quarter, to the foot of the hill, 
one p'cell of meadow adioyneing thereunto, about 7 acres . 
another p'cell in the great meadow 4 acres & one 

q""ler 13 

another p'cell in the great meadow 3 acres & one quarter . 
another p'cell in the great meadow about 5 acres, S rodde & 


two p'cells of vpland about 29 ac. & halfe 

one yoake of o.\en 

two mares & a colt 

two cowes and on young beast ...... 

one soue & two piggs, 100: Ite: 2 stocks of 

bees, 2 10 o . 3 

5 acres of corne vppon the grond ...... 5 

7 other acres of corne vppon the grond .... 5 

in bedding, bedsteed and lyning ...... g 

his weareing cloathes, 5 10 o; Ite: j 
a chest, a boxe, a cubberd .... 
one fowleing peece, suord, pouder & bullits 
Wedges, & betle rings, 040; Ite; axes, s] 

tools, I 10 o 

pots kettells of brass & iron 

hempe & fjax, il; Ite: a saddle & pillion, rl 4s 

meal, trow, tables, payles &. small things . 

a table board, o 6 o; Ite: a syth, o 5 o . 

part in a sawe & shott mold 

a cart, plowe, harowe, howes and other things 

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The distribution of the estate was by the Courte the 17th October 1648, 
as appeares by the Records of that Courte and provision made for the child- 
rens portions at ye Courte the 6th of June 1650, fol. 9. 

David Wilton. 

Robert Winchel. 

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Syxe children, 4 boyes, 2 gerlls; one gerl Mary Clark 12 yeare old; one 
sone Thomas Dewye 8 yeare, Josiah Dewey 7 yeare old, Annah Dewey, 5 
yeare old, Isreall Dewey 3 yeare old, Jydidiah Dewey 3 quarters of a 
yeare old. 

In vol. I, p. 168, Records of the Particular Court: The distribution of 
the estate of Thomas Dewey of Wyndsor, deceased, was by this Courte as 

To his Relict 60I 60 o o 

To his eldest Sonne by name Thomas Dewy 30 o o 

And to the other five children 20I a peece 100 o o 

190 o o 

The daughters portion of 20 1 to bee paid her at the age of 18 yeares, 
and the severall sonns portions to bee pd. to them at the age of 21 yeares; 
the Relict giving in suffitient security to the children before her marriage 
againe for theire severall portions. 

At the Particular Court held June 6, 1650 — It is agreed and concluded 
betwixt this Courte in the behalfe of the children of Thomas Dewey and 
Geo: Phelps of Wyndsor that the whole of the land both meadow and upland 
mentioned in the said Deweys Invento: amounting to the sum of 78I, shall 
bee sequestred for the children[s] severall portions so farr as it goes and 
the remainder being 52I he Ingages himselfe to give in to the Courte suffi- 
cient security for the payment thereof according to the will of the Courte. 
The bowse and peece of land belonging to it valued at 40I the said Phelps 
accepts uppon his wives parte of the estate. 

At the Regular Court at Hartford, June 4, 1663, at the request of George 
Phelps and his wife Frances, the Court doth appoint Lieut. Fyler, Robert 
Winchel, and Matthew Grant to judge of the difference of the land of Thomas 
Dewey, deceased, for an equal division amongst the children of said Dewey. 
{Vol. 3,/. 2, Col. Jicc. 0/ Conn.) 

The persons above named, and appointed by the Court, have considered 
the division of the land that was Thomas Dewey, deceased's, and have 
agreed that Thomas Dewey's eldest son should have a parcel of meadow in 
the Great Meadow, as so it lies, for 5 acres and a quarter, more or less; 
bounded north by land of Job Drake, south by Samuel Marshel, east by 
Henry Clark, west by a high way; in length 47 rod and three quarters, in 
breadth 17 rod and a half. 

Also he hath one acre and 53 rod of meadow as it bounds north by the 
meadow in the present use of Stephen Terry, south by Matthew Grant, east 
by Josiah Dewey, west by that which at present is in the improvement of 
George Phelps; breadth 14 rod and a half, length 14 rod 11 foot. 

Also he hath a quarter part, or 4 acres and a half, in a parcel of swamp 
land, as it is to be divided betwixt him and his three brothers, Josiah, Israel, 
and Jedediah. 


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Thomas Stoughton of Windsor, in the County of Hartford, hath pur- 
chased two parcels of swamp and wood land, that formerly was Thomas 
Dewey, deceased's, and now pertained to his four sons, Thomas, Josiah, 
Israel, and Jedediah, as part of their legacy, which parcels of land they 
jointly sold, their right and propriety therein to Thomas Stoughton; one 
parcel is 17 acres and a quarter, more or less, and one acre added from 
George Phillips by an agreement between their father, Thomas Dewey, and 
George Phillips; George Phillips set out to their father one acre of land and 
their father engaged (in lieu thereof) to make and maintain, all the dividing 
fenre between their land forever; this land bounds easterly by the land 
that men had added to their home lots, about 64 rods, northerly it bounds 
by the land of Thomas Stoughton, 36 rod, westerly by a way betwixt it and 
mens half lots, 44 rods, more or less, southerly by the land of George Phillips, 
57 rod. (^Vol. I,/. 30, Windsor Records.^ 

Israel and Jedediah Dewey, sons of Thomas Dewey, deceased, have 
bequeathed to them by the Court, as part of their legacy out of their father's 
estate, a parcel of meadow land in the Great Meadow 14, 2 acres and a half, 
more or less, as it bounds north by the meadow of Elizabeth Terry, widow, 
south by Matthew Grant, east by John Strong, west by a high way. (TW. 
1,/. 80, Windsor Records.) 

Also they have jointly between them and not divided a parcel of meadow 
and swamp land, 5 acres, more or less, as it bounds north by the pasture 
of John Maudsly, south by land for a high way, to go from the bank to the 
meadow, next to the pasture of Matthew Grant, east by the meadow high 
way, west it bounds in the swamp by the land of George Phelps, his orchard, 
and partly by the way down the bank. 

Josiah Dewey, of Northampton, son of Thomas Dewey of Windsor, 
deceased, has bequeathed to him by the Court, as part of his legacy, out of 
his father's estate, a parcel of meadow land, here in Windsor, in the Great 
Meadow, 3 acres and a quarter, which his father bought of Thomas Staires, 
in breadth 14 rod 15 foot, in length 36 rod and a quarter, and is now bounded 
by the meadow land of Stephen Terry north, south by Walter Gaylord, east 
by .\aron Cook, west by another parcel, which is one acre and a quarter; in 
breadth 14 rod and a half, in length 13 rod and 14 foot, now bounded north 
as afore said, south by Matthew Grant, west by his brother, Thomas Dewey. 

.\lso he hath a quarter part, or 4 acres, of swamp land, as it is to be 
divided betwixt him and his three brothers, Thomas, Israel, and Jedediah. 

This entered: 

Sept. 21. 1663. John Strong (married Mary Clark) hath by purchase of 
his brother Josiah Dewey, 3 acres and a quarter as it was formerly set out 
to Thomas Staires; in breadth 14 rod and 15 foot, in length 36 rod and a 
quarter, bounded north by the meadow of Stephen Terry, south by Walter 
Gaylord, east by Aaron Cook. Also adjoining to it on the west one acre 

228 Dewev Genealogy 

and a quarter more; in breadth 14 rod and a half, in length 13 rod and 14 
foot, now bounded north as before, out by Matthew Grant. Also by pur- 
chase of his brother Thomas Dewey, adjoining to the west end of the former, 
one acre and a quarter, and 13 rod; in breadth 14 rod and a half, in length 
14 rod and 12 foot, bounded north by Stephen Terry, south by Matthew 
Grant, west by meadow now in the improvement of George I'helps. 

Now, Feb. 3, 1676, after long delay is entered for record to Mr. Chancy, 
the pasture that was Thomas Dewey, Senior's; after his decease it was given 
to his two sons, Israel and Jedediah, equally to be divided between them. 
Israel sold his part to Return Strong, and Jedediah sold his part to Lieut. 
Fyler in the year '69; in the year '70 he was to assign it up to Mr. Chancy, 
and did, and was paid for it by Mr. Chancy, 24 pounds and 15 shillings, and 
in 1672 Return Strong was sold and made over to him, by his grandfather 
Thomas Ford, meadow land in ye Great Meadow, and his grandfather 
engaged him to let Mr. Chancy to have his part of the pasture he bought of 
Israel Dewey, and abated him 20 pounds of his pay for his meadow, and 
now Return causes Mr. Chancy to remit him the paying of the 5 pounds 
which Mr. Warham appointed him to pay to Mr. Chancy, and now Return 
Strong makes over his whole right and interest that he ever had in his part 
of the pasture he bought of Israel Dewey, to Mr. Nathaniel Chancy, his heirs 
and assigns forever, the whole pasture of both parts goes in ye account of 
5 acres and something upward, besides the high way, as it bounds northerly 
by the pasture lands of John Maudsly and toward ye eastern end by meadow 
of John Hosford, and southerly with the land for a way to go into the 
meadow, by the pasture land of Matthew Grant, easterly by a meadow high 
way that lies without the pasture fence, westerly it bounds the greatest part 
of the breadth by the house land Mr. Chancy bought of Cieorge Phelps, goeth 
in part by the high way, between it and the town house land. (Tc/. i, /. 
5, Windsor Records.) ' 

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V THOMAS DEWEY, the ist, m. March 22, 1639, at Windsor, Conn., 
FR.\NCES, relict of Josepli CLARK. History of Ancient Windsor says: 
" Joseph Clark had Joseph and Mary, both baptised Sep. 30, 1638; this may 
be the Joseph Clark whom the History of Dorchester says was at that place 
early. Dr. Harris thinks in 1630." 

Mary Clark, above, m. Nov. 26, 1656, John Strong, 2d, and died April 
28, 1663, ag. 25. 

After the death of Mr. Dewey his widow Frances married for a third 
husband and his second wife George Phelps; had several children and move.d 
to Waranoak, now Westfield, Mass., with the first settlers on the Fort Side 
in 1667, where she d. Sept. 27, 1690, between 75 and 80 years old. 

George Phelps of Windsor, probably brother to William of same town, 
m I'hillury Randall, dan. of Philip, who d. Apr. 29, 1648, and was the 

AND Family History. 229 

mother of Captain Isaac Phelps of Westfield Mass.; Captain Abraham 
Phelps of E. Windsor, Conn., and Joseph. George and Frances had Jacob 
b. Feb. 7, 1649; John; and Nathaniel, b. Dec. 7, 1653. 

Jacob Phelps moved to Westfield and d. there Oct. 6, 1689, ag. 40; m. May 
2, 1672, Dorothy Ingerscl, dau. of John; they had Dorothy, b. May 10, 
1675, m. Edward Kibbe of Enfield, Conn.; Hannah, b. Nov. 26, 1677, m. 
John Kibbe of Enfield; Israel, b. April 3,1681; Benjamin, b. Jan. 8, 1684; 
Joseph, b. Aug. 5, 1686; and Jedadia, b. Dec. 7, 1688; d. Feb. 13, 1752, 
m. Elizabeth Janes. The boys removed to Lebanon, Conn. 

SECOND GENERATION — Born at Windsor. 

1. Thomas, 2d, b. Feb. 16, 1640; m. 

2. Jpsiah, bapt. Oct. 10, 1641 ; m. 

3. Anna, bapt. Oct. 15, 1643; m. 

4. Israel, b. Sept. 25, 1645; m. 

5. Jedediah, b. Dec. 15, 1647; m. 


THOMAS DEWEY, 2d, Cornet, son of Thomas, ist, b. Feb. 16, 1640, 
at Windsor, Conn.; d. April 27, 1690, ag. 50, (see illustration of 
tombstone), at Westfield, Mass., where he was a miller and 
farmer in Little River District; was at Windsor as late as Jan. 
18, 1660, as he had then paid 6 shillings and was seated " in the long 
seats " in the meeting house; moved to Northampton, Mass., where he was 
" granted a homelot, (Nov. 12, 1662,) of 4 acres upon condition that he make 
improvement of it within one year after the date hereof and possess it 3 
years; more likewise, a lot of 12 acres in some place where it may not hinder 
homelots; " was connected with a mill in Aug. 1666; moved to Waranoak, 
then a part of Springfield, and under the direction of a settling committee 
appointed in Feb. 1665; first mentioned, July 6, 1666, as third in a list of 
twenty grantees of land; his part being 30 acres "on condition that they 
come there to dwell in their own persons by the last of May (1667) next; 
to contmue there for five years and endeavor to settle an able Minister; his 
lands, with the others, were laid out April 24, 1667, on the South Side the 
Westfield river, and confirmed Jan. 9, 1668, with the following, being the 
first settlers on Main street, Westfield: George Phelps, Isaac Phelps, Capt. 
Aaron Cook, Mr. James Cornish, Moses Cook, THOMAS DEWEY, Thomas 
Noble, David Ashley, Mr. John Holyoke, John Osborn, John Ponder, John 
Ingersol and Hugh Dudley. 

From now on he became an influential citizen of the new town, as is evi- 
denced by the positions of trust he was called upon to fill. The settling 
committee -'ordered that Capt. Cook, THOMAS DEWEY, John Williams, 
John Sacket, John Ponder, David Ashley, and Mr. Cornish, shall view the 
land to be fenced and determine where the fence shall be set, what quantity 
there is and where each mans proportion shall be and this to be attended 

Again he was appointed on an important committee: " .\t a meeting at 
Waranoco 2ist Jan. 1669. It is voted that James Cornish, George Phelps, 
THOMAS DEWEY, and Thomas Noble shall go to Springfield the first 
Tuesday in February ne.xt at a town meeting to propound to the town for 
the settlement of our place and affairs; in particular to determine where the 
line shall run between Springfield and us. and to appoint persons to lay out 
the bounds granted us by the Honored General Court and to allow us to be 
a township of ourselves and signify the same to the Honored Court, etc." 

The Court having granted them an addition of si.\ miles square of land, 

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the town of Springfield appointed, Feb. 2, 1669, Mr. James Cornish, John 
Root, THOMAS DEWEY, and John Saclcet, or any three of them, to lay 
out the aforesaid grant. 

The only store in this neighborhood at this early period was that of John 
Pyncheon of Springfield, where Thomas Dewey had an account, as per fol- 
lowing copy, from the original book in Springfield City Library, dated 
1658 to 1669: 


October, 1663. 

To id powder 00 02 06 

To a flask and chaine ........ 00 07 00 

To severalls, Sept. 21 (64.) 00 17 00 

Nov. 66. To 6d of vvoole 00 07 00 

To id of powder of John Taylor 00 03 09 

The town of Westfield was incorporated May 28, 1669, o. s. The minister, 
Mr. Moses Fisk, having preached there for three years, left them and 
Thomas Dewey was sent to the Bay for another. On the 17th of Nov. 167 1, 
he was directed to the Rev. Edward Taylor, who had been instituted a 
teacher in Harvard college only the day before, but being advised by those 
in authority, he set out on the 27th, and reached his destination on the first 
day of December; they rode all the way on horseback, over a trail, guided by 
marked trees, and made the journey in four days. Small inducement was 
there for him to leave the cultured society around Harvard College for a 
frontier settlement of hardy pioneers, struggling to keep the wolf and the 
savage from the door. But Christian duty triumphed, and with him came 
the best learning that the world could then afford. His influence was power- 
ful and came to the rescue many a time when a crisis was impending. He 
was their minister, lawyer and doctor; baptized them; attended them when 
sick, wrote out their wills and performed their funeral ceremonies. He did 
not marry them, as the strict customs of the Puritans delegated that service 
to the magistrates and justices. Many of the towns at this early period 
were, for years, without any professional doctor, but Westfield was favored, 
for a while, with more than her share, until George Filer, who was a surgeon, 
became a Quaker and removed, probably to Shelter Island, in 1674. At a 
court held at Northampton Mar. 26, 1672, Capt. Cook, Mr. Joseph Whiting, 
and George Phelps were " allowed of to be Commissioners to end small 
causes at Westfield (not exceeding 40 shillings value) for the yeere ensue- 
ing." They were reappointed next year, and formed the First Court in 

The year 1672 saw the completion of the second mill in town on Two 
Mile brook. Little River district, by Joseph Whiting and the three Dewey 
brothers, Thomas, Josiah and Jedediah, and in December the town agreed 
to allow them the toll of one twelfth part of the corn they ground. 

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The following is the agreement of the proprietors: "This testifies an 
agreement betwixt Joseph Whiting, and Thomas Dewey, Josiah Dewey, 
and Jedediah Dewey, as followeth: 

" That is to say conserning the Saw Mill and Corn Mill that now stands 
upon Two Mile Brook, being fully finished as we are Mutely concerned do 
wholly discharge each other of all charges past about said mills and we fur- 
ther agree from this time to bear equal charge in reparing and doing what 
may be necessary about the mills and to receive equal benefit ; and if any 
should desire to sell his part, the rest of the owners are to have the refusal 
of it; we further agree that the mills shall stand where they now are for 20 
years except we shall see cause to remove them sooner; and to the above 
said agreement we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrators, or 

assigns as witness our hands this day of December, 1672. 

Witness: "Joseph Whiting, 

"Isaac Phelps, Thomas Dewey, 

Benjamin Dwight. Josiah Dewey, 

Jedediah Dewey." 

At a town meeting held "Dec. 10, 1672. On a motion of owners of the 
Mill to give the 12th part of the corn they powder both English and Indian 
it is granted by the town vote that it shall be so till the town see cause to 

" Dec. 30, 1672. Granted to Thomas Dewey, Josiah Dewey, and Jede- 
diah Dewey 40 acres of land about the mills, taking in that land which the 
water is ponded on in part for the use of the Mills. 

" Thomas Dewey, Josiah Dewey, and Jedediah Dewey hath granted 10 
acres a piece whereas all is upon the account of making the mills. 

" This may certify whom it may concern That we whose names are here 
subscribed, being the copartners with Joseph Whiting, the owners of the 
Grist Mill and the Saw Mill in Westfield, do declare that there is agreement 
made between the four partners that if any are desirous to sell his part, the 
rest of the owners are to have the refusal of it; but understanding that Mr. 
Whiting hath made sale of his part of the mills to Capt. Aaron Cook as 
appears by his demands desiring our consent that he might enjoy Mr. 
Whiting's part with us, We declare to all that we neither do nor shall at any 
time consent that the said Capt. Cook shall be any copartner or have any 
share with us in the said mills. 

Thomas Dewey, 

May 10, 1676. Josiah Dewey, 

Jedidiah Dewey." 

The Deweys had an extended litigation in the Court respecting their 
mills on Great Brook, then known as " two mile brook," (we know of no 
other reason for the old name unless of its being two miles from the town 
center). We have seen the completion of their first mill in Dec. 1672. 
Joseph Whiting had built one before near John Sacket's house (Springdale), 
but owing to the sandy soil was troubled to keep the water ponded and 
made an agreement with the Dewey brothers on above date to share in 


2 7 AMo.i6po;it4 

His AGE: 

IN soil.. IS SlANniNG TO-DAY (lSt)S) IN THE 

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their mill and give them the refusal if he wished at any time to sell his part; 
the mills were to stand twenty years. But he sold out to Captain Aaron 
Cook and the Deweys entered a protest May 10, 1676, and refused to recognize 
the Captain's claim. The town afterwards granted Whiting 5o-acres for his 
part in the mills. The following taken from Church Records gives the 
causes of the case at law; it is entitled: 

" Brother Thomas Dewey's Case. 

" The Dewies formerly having a grant to set a Saw mill upon two mile 
brook and ye land about ye pond they made grants for their encouragement 
when they had set up their mill, Mr. Joseph Whiting being engaged to set 
up a grist mill and finding when he had set up one on ye brook by ye hill 
as we go to Northampton, the lands being sandy, not to hold water agreed 
with them to take a fourth part in their saw mill allowing after ye propor- 
tions for their charges, and that they should have 3 fourths in ye grist mill 
and so they set it on ye same dam and On Mr. Whitings going away in 
time 3 parts of ye mills come into Thomas Dewies hand and now ye Corn 
mill being worn out, he and his brother Josia being encouraged by work 
allowed them from ye town to ye making ye dam and a way that was some- 
thing difficult and also hazardous to spoile their work by letting ye water of 
ye brook away at ye mouth of two Mile brook where they had found a Rock 
to found their Dam upon, they were at charges to build a New Mill, and 
had set it up, and a swift mill it was. But that great flood ye sumr next 
after in August broke a passage their way, from great River almost to ther 
mill brook wch was judged to require 30^ and 40^ in work to make it up 
again. Now in this Pinch Brother Pomeroy and some other had a grant to 
set a saw mill on ye Brook above theirs, so, as it was judged, it would take 
away two thirds of their water proved a temptation too Hard upon Brother 
Thomas Dewey so that he went one morning and cut down their Dam and 
hid their tooles. Of ye irregularity of wch fact being convinced from a ser- 
mon preached on this occasion on i. Corn. 12, 19. He confesst his fault and 
put up this following acknowledgmt wch was read and accepted of 2d 9m 
1683 by ye church being Lords day. 

" Tho. Dewies Acknowledgmt. 

" In respect unto ye cutting down ye Dam and hiding ye tools I do here 
before God and his people acknowledge yet since I did it God hath brought 
me to see my Irregularity and Dishonr all proceedings therein, as a thing 
offensive under many considerations, wch made me grieved in my spirit, yet 
ye Adversary should get such advantage against me and to beg of God to 
pardon the will thereof. And having in point of satisfaction for ye Dam- 
maged ones, agreed with ye owners, I before ye people of God and especially 
ye Church whereof I am an unworthy member, to lay by whatever Offences 
they may have taken hereat, and to help me with their prayers, yet God may 

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show himself gratious to me herein, and for ye time to come to defend me 
against all overbearing temptations." 

The first case came up 31 March 1685, the Deweys vs. Joseph Pomeroy, 
Samuel Taylor, John Sacket, John Williams and Nathaniel Williams, for 
unlawfully keeping a dam on two mile brook, beyond the liberty formerly 
granted to them and contrary to the grant of said Deweys whereby they, 
the Deweys, were damaged 20;^ by the stoppage of the stream. Verdict 
for the plaintiffs; liberty of the stream; all incumberances to be removed by 
the defendants who were to pay costs of 3^ 3 sh. 6d. They appealed, except 
John Williams, who appeared to be not concerned, and gave bond. But for- 
feited soon by sawing at the new saw mill making the water run down an 
inch below the dam at the Deweys' corn mill. They were sued, ordered to 
pay costs, but appealed. Then Sacket etc. sued the Deweys for seizing 
their mill, but received a verdict only for costs of the court. The Deweys 
obtained e.vecution on the land the upper mill stood on and the remainder 
of the amount on the owners' estates; this routed the upper mill and all 
parties came to the following agreement, 21 April 16S5; each were to have 
their own proper charges; the Deweys to have the land for their charges; 
the owners had the liberty to use the mill until the beginning of October 
and then desist and give up all rights to the same; the Deweys were to remit 
the 50^ given them by the Court, discharge all bonds and obligations, and 
" give eight days work a hand and team and six days with an hand towards 
removing" the mill to some other location. Samuel Marshfield, Thomas 
Noble and Edward Neale, witnesses. Pomeroy finding the Court against 
him had sold the land the February before to William Sacket who sold to 
George Saxton who was intending to back Pomeroy. " This matter being 
so foul " that Josiah Dewey drew up a complaint against Pomeroy and 
handed it to the minister, after failing to persuade him. Pomeroy was called 
before the church, made a confession and was forgiven. 

Who can imagine such a thing as war at this day, when one beholds a 
town of over ten thouand peaceful inhabitants, with contented homes and 
thriving industries? Yet war, the most savage of frontier severity, moistened 
the fair soil of Westfield with the blood of her soldiers and her freemen in 
the years 1675-7. The Indians of this region, at first peaceful, had invited 
the pale faces among them for the purpose of trade, and gave little trouble, 
aside from a few captures, petty thefts, and " spoil among the cattel and 
swine," until the restless Metacomet, with unusual sagacity, foreseeing the 
fall of his race, if the encroachments of the English were not stopped by 
annihilation, began the war known in history as King Philip's War. Poor 
deluded savage! Little did he realize the resources of the United Colonies, 
while the system that hound the Redmen together was no stronger than a 
rope of sand. The scions, residing in this locality, were known as Woronoco 
and Pochasuck Indians, and belonged, in speech, to the great Algonquin 

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nation; they had Alquot and his son Wolump as sachems. Without going 
into the details, explaining the causes that led to this strife, all of which 
are familiar to those who have read American history, we will confine our- 
selves to the events that took place in this vicinity, after the conflict had 
been under headway for four months. 

After the conflicts at Northfield, " Bloody Brook," Deerfield, etc., Major 
Treat, — who commanded the Connecticut troops sent here by the United 
Colonies, — moved down to Westfield, where he received notice of an 
intended attack on Springfield, from messengers sent up from Windsor, on 
the night of October 4th, 1675. He set out with his company and arrived 
at Springfield about the middle of the day, but being detained on the west 
bank of the Connecticut by the Indians, he was unable to save the town, 
which had been left by Maj. Pynchon and his garrison of 45, on an expedition 
up the river. Thomas Cooper was killed at this time. Soon after, the 
events so minutely described by the Rev. Edward Taylor took place. He 
says: — "but summer coming, (1675) opened a door unto yt desolating 
war, began by Philip Sachem of ye Pakaneket Indians, by which this handful 
was sorely pressed yet sovereignly preserved. But yet not so as that we 
should be wholly exempted from the fury of war, for our soil was moistened 
by the blood of three Springfield men, young Goodman (John) Dumbleton, 
who came to our mill and two sons of Goodman Brooks, who came here 
to look after ye iron on ye land he had lately bought of Mr. John Pynchon 
Esqr., who being persuaded by Springfield folk, went to accompany them, 
but (they) fell in the way by the first assault ye enemy made upon us, at wch 
time they burn'd Mr. Cornish's house to ashes and also John Sacket's, with 
his barn and what was in it, being ye first snowy day of winter (27 Octo- 
ber); they also at this time lodged a bullet in George Granger's leg, wch 
was, the next morning taken out by Mr. Bulkly, and ye wound soon healed; 
It was judged that the enemy did receive some lose at this time, because in 
ye ashes of Mr. Cornish's house were found pieces of ye boanes of a man, 
lying about ye length of a man in ye ashes. Also in winter, some sculking 
Rascolds, upon a Lord's day, in ye time of or afternoon worship, fired Amb. 
Fowler's house and barn, and in ye week after, Walter Lee's barn; but in 
ye latter end and giving up of winter, ye last snowy day we had thereof, we 
discovering an end of Indians, did send out to make a full discovery of the 
same, designing onely three or four to go out, with order that they should 
not assalt them, but to or woe and smart, there going 10 or 12, not as scouts, 
but as assailants, rid furiously upon ye enemy, from whom they received a 
furious charge, whereby Moses Cook, an inhabitant, and Clemence Bates, a 
soldier, lost their lives; Clemence in ye place and Moses at night. Besides 
wch we lost none of the town, onely at ye Fall's fight at Deerfield, there 
going nine from or town, 3 Garison Souldiers fell. Thus tho' we lay in ye 
very rode of ye enemy, we were preserved, onely the war had so impoverisht 

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us that many times were we ready to leave the place, and many did, yea 
many of those that were in full communion in other places, for their number 
in all being but nine, four of them removed." 

The winter of 1675-6 was a mild one, and while hostilities were temporarily 
suspended the towns busied themselves in fortifying their plantations and 
houses with sticks of wood set in the ground, which formed a rude fence; 
leaving small garrisons in these forts the troops departed for active service 
in the eastern part of the colony. In the spring of 1676, the General Court 
becoming awakened to the exposed position that their frontier settlements 
were in, ordered a concentration of the inhabitants at Springfield; the order 
was issued March twentieth and ended with these most discouraging words: — 
" If you people be avrse from our advice, we must be necessitated to draw 
off our forces from them, for we cannot spare them, nor supply them with 
ammunition." Thus the town was left to take care of itself, but the men 
of the period were no cowards and resolutely and successfully carried the 
town through the war to an era of prosperity. On the 26th of March 1676 
" The town considering the hand of God upon us in having or letting loos 
the Indians upon us, so that now we cannot carry on our occasion for liberty, 
had us formerly; and considering that it is not a time now to advance our 
state, but tardy our rate of our former advantage, that so we may carry on 
something together for the good of the whole, that so by God's blessing on 
our labours we may be in a way of getting food for our families, therefore in 
case the honored court laid not cost or repose, we agree to carry on as fol- 
oweth, we agree to fence only the northeast field and carry more to for his 
hand tender, so as he shall ben called on, and we agree to plow and sow and 
carry on the improvements of this field in general, that is such as shall agree 
hereunto as it shall be ordered by some men that we shall appoint, who 
shall go out to work and we shall tarry at home from day to day, and if it shall 
please God to give opportunity to rate the long fit of labouring; men shall 
resume an equal proportion according to his family; Necessary, public 
charges, be any, first charged and the rest, if any man sow more seed than 
his proportion he shall reserve that again in the first plan. The men chosen 
to order the whole matter for service and forming are Goodman Ashlay 
Seignior and Goodman Gunn; we who agree hereunto do promise and engage 
to submit ourselves to the said proportion thereof as witness our hands: — 
George Phelps, Josiah Dewey, 

Thomas Gunn, Nathaniel Weller, 

Samuel Loomis, Thomas Dewey, 

Isaack Phelps, John Sackett, 

David Ashley, Edward Neal. " 

At a Town Meeting, Mar. 26, 1676. George Phelps, Thomas Gunn, 
Samuel Loomis, Isaac Phelps, David Ashley, Josiah Dewey, Nathaniel 

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Weller, Thomas Dewey, John Sackett and Edward Neal agree to fence the 
North-east Field and carry on the improvement of this land in general. 

Thomas Dewey and Thomas Root were appointed Fence Veiwers for the 
year ensueing Mar. 12, 1677, for the Southfield of the river. 

Voted: — That Thomas Dewey shall maintain a sufficient gate on the 
county road on the south side the river where it is or shall be ordered in 
lew of fence for that piece of land in the Fort Meadow that he bought of 
John Root, which he expected and agreed to perform. 

Mr. Dewey was a representative to Boston 1677-9, selectman 1677 and 
1686, licensed by the court " to keep a Publique house of Entertainment," 
Sep. 26, 1676; took the freeman's oath Sep. 28, 1680; on a committee to 
locate the county road to Windsor, March 30, 1680, with Samuel Marshfield 
and Thomas Cooper of Springfield and David Ashley of Westfield ; appointed 
cornet of Hampshire Troop at the General Court July 8, 16S5; joined the 
Church May 9, 1680. 

Two centuries ago it was considered " contrary to honeft and fober order 
and Demeanor, not becoming a wildernefs state; at Leaft ye Profefsion of 
Chrisftianity and Religion " to wear " silk in a slanting manner and long 
hair and other extravagances beyond ones means or station; " and we find 
Hugh Dudley and wife, Elizabeth Cooke and Mary Fowler of Westfield 
before the Court for disobeying this law. Ensign Samuel Loomis and 
George Phelps were fined for absence from jury at the September term 
1674; Walter Lee and Henry Glover had another land case for settlement 
and the next January cases of witchcraft from Northampton were tried. 
At the March term 1675 Thomas Dewey was a juryman, John Sacket was 
sworn constable for Westfield and Lieut. Thomas Cooper of Springfield 
requested the County to pay him for setting broken bones as he seems to 
have had hard work of getting anything from his patients. No Court was 
held in September 1675 on account of the war with the Indians. 

In September 1681 Thomas Dewey of Westfield and Samuel Ely of Spring- 
field were warned to renew their licenses to sell liquor. At the same term 
Thomas Noble petitioned that " the road for horses be laid without ye field 
for carts continueing as already it is." The committee appointed (Saml. 
Marshfield and Joseph Bedortha of Springfield and Thomas Dewey and Isaac 
Phelps of Westfield) reported that it was a small matter, only one place 
being bad and there Noble had made a bridge. He was instructed to finish 
the bridge and the town to pay him. At the fall term 1682, Lieut. Wm. 
Clark and Capt. Cook of Northampton were appointed to view the land 
Lieut. John Mosely claimsd damages on when the Order for Compact 
Dwelling was carried into effect. The town of Westfield was given liberty 
to dispose of lands southwest of the Country road against the dwelling of 
Thomas Dewey, and were to layout the said road six rods wide on firm 
ground. She was also in Court for not providing a ganger and packer but 

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was discharged when Josiah Dewey gave good reasons, and Eleazur Weller 
was appointed gauger and packer for the town. Thomas Noble and Eleazur 
Weller were made freemen. The law for the suppression of excessive 
apparel seems to have become a deadletter, as the Selectmen of Springfield, 
Northampton, Hadley, Hatfield, and Westfield were presented for not 
assessing persons that wore " silks and other forbidden apparel beyond 
their rank or what the law allows." They were ordered to meet in their 
respective towns and see to the execution of the laws. At the March Court 
1683, James Cornish obtains a verdict against George Sexton for " wrong- 
fully taking and using hay without leave," 40 shillings and costs of £1 
7 shillings 6 pence for plaintiff, Samuel Loomis was present at the Court. 
These three men were allowed to keep public houses and sell liquor if they 
keep good order Saml. Ely of Springfield, Thomas Dewey of Westfield, 
Thomas Huxley of Suffield. Thomas Dewey Sr. and Nathaniel Bancroft 
claimed a damage of ;^5 from James and Joseph Sexton for their taking 
away a parcel of hay made by Dewey and Bancroft. The jury found the 
damage less than 40 shillings and gave the case to the defendants and their 
bill of charge 2 shillings apiece (26 September 1683). 

It was voted by the town that Thomas Dewey shall attend at the next 
General Court to manage our petition to the Court formally and that the 
town will give him reasonable satisfaction for his necessary charges about 
the same that is our former petition to the Court respecting taxing soldiers." 

Mar. 10, 1679. Thomas was again chosen " to plead the towns interest 
at Court if need require." 

Mar. 5, 1680. Thomas Dewey and Nathaniel Weller were chosen " to 
apprise land or whatsoever may be necessary for the defraying of rates or 
other dues." May 16, 1677. 

He was again interested in building mills and Dec. 17, 1680, the town 
" granted to Lieut. Mosely, Thomas Dewey, and ' Sergeant ' (Josiah) Dewey 
to set a Grist and Saw Mill at the mouth of Two Mile Brook and so long as 
they maintain a grist mill the town grants them liberty to improve the low 
land of this side the brook." 

On Feb. i, 1681 he was chosen Constable. 

" Mar. 14, 1683. The Committee of Militia and Selectmen did dispose 
of powder and lead to the several persons then concluded on the owners of 
said garrisons to return 12 or more as good when called for, it being taken 
out of the town stock. 

To Thomas iJewey, 3 lbs. powder, 5 lbs. lead. 

" Josiah Dewey, " " " 11 " 

" Mr. Taylor, 

" Thomas Root, " " " 4J " " 

" widow Root, " " 

" Benjamin Mosely, 2 " " 4i " 

He was chosen "warden for the town ways" Feb. 2, 1686; and with 
John Sackett, Isaac Phelps, John Root, and Samuel Root was appointed " to 

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measure the breadth of the town at the north end that we may have our 
bounds fully set at the south end," Mar. 7, 1687; was on a committee, 
chosen Mar. 9, 1688, with Capt. Mosely, his son Samuel Dewey, Mr. Sexton, 
John Sackett, and Nathaniel Williams " to settle the Common Fence." 

The followingis the " Inventory of Cornet Thomas Dewey's Estate: " 

£ sh. 

" The house and homestead, 180 o 

the house and homestead on ye west side ye way, ..... 70 o 

22 acres in ye meadow, 88 o 

6 acres in ye neck, 20 o 

a tract of land at ye old mill pond 70 o 

a. tract of land at ye Great Marsh in Springfield bounds, .... 40 o 

a tract of land at ye east side of ye mountain 5 o 

20 acres about ye New Mill • . . 10 o 

a ,\ part of the ketch, 20 o 

the two mills, ............ 90 o 

2 yoke of oxen, 20 o 

1 yoke of steers a o 

3 cows 12, o, 5 young cattle, 10, o, 22 o 

2 yerling calves 2, o, a spring calf o, 10, 2 10 

4 horses 20, o, a mare and 2 colts 5,0 25 o 

7 sheep 3, o, 12 swine 9, o, . . . 12 o 

cart plows sleds and all tackling for the team, ...... 8 o 

3 axes 3 hoes and peck ax, ......... i 8 

a parcel of carpenters tools, I 4 

sickles forks sythes spade peas hooks beetle and wedges, ... i 10 

bed stead feather bed curtains & valience, 5 o 

a trundle bed-stead cord & down upon it, I 5 

bedstead cord and down bed, 2 o 

2 chaii beds and bedsteads, 3 5 

coverlid curtains and vallience 4 o 

a bed rug and white rugg, i 10 

2 woolen and 2 tow ruggs 3 10 

6 bed blankets, 3 o 

10 pair of sheets 10 10 

2 pair trundle bed sheets, i 10 

6 feather pilloivs, . 2 o 

7 pair of pillow bears, 2 o 

6 bolster 2, 10, Leaden ware 4, o, 6 10 

Leaden wooden earthen ware with other small things 2 o 

Brass and iron ware, 5 o 

tramel tongs cob irons slice and gridiron, i 10 

branding iron sheep shears, . o 8 

hatchets stilliards smooth iron and frying pan, I o 

part of a barll of rum, 3 o 

tow thread and box, O 15 

Bibles and other books, I lO 

14 chairs I, 15, table linen and towels 4, 5 15 

tables barells and other wooden lumber 2 10 

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£ sh. 

3 wheels and a reel 8 lo 

arms and amminiiion 8, lo, 14 bags 3, o 11 10 

pillion pillion cloth portmantle ladle bridle pistols holster and trooping 

furnature, 9 10 

wearing clothes 8 o 

£793 12 

This inventory was sworn to by the widow of said deceased and administration is 
granted to said widow and to the eldest son of sd. deceased named Adijah and next son 
Samll, they giving bond of 14013 sh. for security of sd. estate. 

Attests: — Samuel Partridge Clerk. 
" Feb. 19, 1690-1. This inventory of the Estate of Thomas Dewey above mentioned is 
here recorded in these records from the original on file. 

Attests:— John Holyoke Clerk." 

He m. June i, 1663, at Dorchester, Constant Hawes, dau. of Richard 
and Ann (who came to Dorchester, Mass., in ship " Freelove," Capt. Gibbs, 
1635, with dau. Ann 2 1-2 years old, Obadiah, 6 months; he was 29 and his 
wife 26 years old; he d. in 1656, ag. 50; signed the church covenant in 1636 
and granted land in 1637 and 46), b. July 17, 1642, at Dorchester; d. Apr. 26, 
1703, by town records, but her tombstone reads: " MRS. | CONSTANT | 
DEWEY DYE" | ON APR THE | 27 1702 AGED | 58 YEAR cort | THO 
DEWEY I WIFE." She joined Westfield Church March 24, 1680. - 

Born at Northampton. 

11. Thomas, 3d, b. March 26, 1664; m. 

12. Adijah, b. March 5, 1666; m. 

13. Mary, b. Jan. 28, 1668; m. 

Born at Wkstfield. 

14. Samuel, b. June 25, 1670; m. 

15. Hannah, b. Feb. 21, 1672, m. 

16. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 10, 1676; m. 

James, b. July 3, 1678; d. Feb. 27; 1682. 

17. Abigail, b. Feb. 14, 1681; m. 

James, b. Nov. 12, 1683; d. May 5, 1686. 

18. Israel, b. July 9, 1686; m. 


THOMAS DEWEY, 3d, son of Thomas, 2d; b. March 26, 1664, at 
Nothampton, Mass.; d. March 8, 1690, ag. 26, at Westfield, Mass., and has 
a tombstone similar to his father's; was a farmer and granted 30 acres of 
Ijnd in 1685; fence viewer for the South Side of the river in 1689; his only 

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child d. Dec. 9, 1689; m. about 1689, HANNAH SACKETT, dau. of John 
and Abigail (Hannum); b. March 7, 1669, at Westfield; d. Aug, 30, 1749, 
at Windsor, Conn. She m. 2d, March 3, 169 1, Capt. Benjamin Newberry, 
tsd, b. April 20, 1669, at Windsor; there d. Nov. 3, 1709, ag. 40. 


ADIJAH DEWE V, Capt., son of Thomas, 2d ; b. March 5, 1666, at North- 
ampton, Mass.; d. March 24, 1742, ag. 76, at Westfield, see illustration of 
tombstone, where he was an influential man, as is evidenced by extracts from 
town records. 

The town voted " That Adijah Dewey shall be surveyor of the bridge at 
the Mill Brook," Sep. 22, 1691; chose him county surveyor in 1693; elected 
him constable in 1697; tithingman in 1702; Isaac Phelps, Adijah Dewey and 
Stephen Kellogg were " appointed a committee to determine the place for a 
fence about the lower field " May 11, 1702. 

" At a Legual Town Meeting, Oct. 31, 17 18, those assembled at said 
meeting made choice of Deacon Noble, Capt. Ashley, Lieutenant Dewey, 
Daniel Bagg and Ensine Gunn to go and treat with John Gunn senier, and 
with ye widow Noble concerning a place to set a new meetinghouse and the 
terms theirof and to bring report thereat unto the town at the next meeting." 

There were two companies of militia in old Hampshire County, Mass., 
at this period; Capt. Adijah Dewey commanded the South Company of fifty 
men, including Samuel Dewey, Jr., Adijah Dewey, Jr., and Charles Dewey. 
On a muster roll dated July 20, 1723, they are credited from two to seven 
weeks' service, were allowed " for Strong Liquors at one gill a day for each 
man; the men being mostly improved in Scouting the woods and lying a 

In an order dated at Boston, Aug. 20, 1723, they were " to do scouting 
duty for 14 days;" Sep. 18, " to relieve the Frontiers;" Oct. 11, he was 
ordered to " get your troop ready and march to the relief of Deerfield and 
the other river towns," for eight weeks. 

He owned 13 acres in the General Field in 1723 and was selectman in 
1730 and 1740; joined the church April 20, 1729. 

The first settled minister of the town, the much respected Rev. Edward 
Taylor, having passed his four-score years and five of his life and the forty- 
sixth of his pastoral care, the townsmen " At a Leguall Town meeting held 
May 26, 1726," chose "Deacon Thomas Noble, Deacon (David) Ashley, and 
Capt. Dewey," " a comitey to go to Mr. Taylor and discors with him to see 
whether or no he be willing to lay down preaching." 

On the 23d of March, 1733, Adijah Dewey of Westfield, a husbandman, 
for love, etc., deeds to his three sons: To Thomas Dewey of Housatonnock 
30 acres on Black Brook next his own land. To Adijah Dewey, Jr , of 

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242 Dewev Genealogy 

Westfield, the land where he has built a dwelling and barn, except one acre 
at the south end of said lot, lying by the mill pond and a convenient way 
to the mill; another parcel called the mill pond adjoining said pond. To 
Moses Dewey of Westfield, the house and homelot I now live on with the 
other buildings; another homelot on the other side the street, with all 
meadow lands; also all right to my outer and inner commons and land in 
Springfield, and all my right to the grist mill and stream, together with that 
acre saved out of the south end of the lot given to Adijah above; also my 
team, viz., i yoke of oxen, i horse with cart and plows, tackling, and all 
appurtenances belonging to a team and ten sheep. 
The following is the captain's will: 

" In the Name of God. Amen, the twenty third day of March one Thousand Seven 
Hundred & thirty three 1 Adijah Dewey of Westfield in' the County of Hampshire Hus- 
bandman being Sensible of my own Mortality knowing that its Appointed for all men 
once to dye & now at this time of Perfect Mind & Memory & in Some Good measure of 
Health, thanks be given to God for the same I do therefore make & ordain this my last 
Will & Testament (Viz.) Principally & first of Ail I Give & recommend my Soul into the 
hands of God that Gave it & my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a Decent 
Christian Manner at the Discretion of my Christian friends & relations Nothing Doubting 
but at the resurection I shall receive the Same again by the Mighty Power of God & 
as touching Such Worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with in this 
life I Give demise & Dispose of the Same in the following Manner & form 

Imprimus, I Give and Bequeath to Sarah my Dearly beloved Wife I Give the one third 
part that is the Improvement of one third Part of all my Estate both real & Personal 
excepting what is disposed of off the personal estate & she is to have it during the Term 
of her Natural life cS;c. 

Item. I have given to my three sons Thomas & Adijah & Moses by Deed of Gift all 
my lands belonging to me together with my buildings 

Item I Give to my Six daughters, Sarah, Esther, Mary, Abigail, Bethiah & Ann Equally 
to Share alike and to have all my personal or Movable Estate in Equal Shares excepting 
what is disposed of by Deed of Gift & it is further my Will & Pleasure ihat my Son 
Moses Shall Pay to each of my Daughters five Pounds Apiece which will make thirty 
Pounds & he shall have Six Years time to Pay the Same in After my Decease. I likewise 
Constitute & Appoint my well beloved Sons Adijah & Moses to by my Executors of this 
my last Will & Testament & I do hereby Utterly disallow revoke & Disanul All & Every 
Other former Testaments Wills & Legacies bequests & Executors by me in any ways 
before named & Bequeath ratifying <*[ Confirming this & no Other to be my last Will & 
Testament. In Witness Whereof 1 have hereunto Set my hand & Seal this day & Year 
above Written. Signed Sealed, Published pronounced & Declared by the Sd. Adijah 
Dewey as his last Will & Testament in the Presence of the Subscriber. 

Stephen Nash Benjn Ashley John Gunn. Adijah Dewey & a Seal." 

His estate was valued at ;^2os 15 sh. 

He m. in 1688 SARAH ROOT, dau. of John and Mary (Ashley, dau. of 
Robert of Springfield); b. Sept. 27, 1670, at Westfield. 

FOURTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 

A child, b. Nov. 13; d. 17, 1689. 
19. Thomas, b. Jan. 9, 1691; m. 
,. 20. Adijah, 2d, b. Sept. 30, 1693; m. 

21. Sarah, b. March 17, 1696; m. 

22. Esther, b. Jan 20, 1699; m. 

AND Family History. 243 

23. Mary, b. Sept. 18, 1701; m. 

24. Abigail, b. Jan. 28, 1703; m. Charles Dewey; No. 6412 q. v. 

25. Bethiah, b. Aug. 11, 1706; m. 

26. Ann, b. March 22, 1709; m. 

27. Moses, b. Jan. 6, 1715; m. 


MARY DEWEY, dau. of Thomas, 2d, b. Jan. 28, 1668, at Northampton, 
Mass.; d. Dec. 13, 1757, ag. 89, at Westfield ; joined the church Aug. 4, 
1697; m. July II, 1688, at Westfield, DAVID ASHLEY, 2d, deacon, son of 
David and Hannah (Glover), b. March 10, 1667, at Westfield; there d. Aug. 
7, 1744, ag. 76; a cooper, clothier, miller; an influential man in his town; 
selectman 1712-13; joined the church Feb. 3, 1710; a deacon 1713-30; lived 
on the south side of Main street, having bought a half of his father's home- 
lot in 1 7 19 of his brother Samuel. 

FOURTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 

1. A child, b. July 16; d. 23, 1689. 

2. Thomas, b. Sept. 17, 1690; d. Aug 25, 1755, ag. 64, at Westfield, 

where he was a farmer, slaveholder, etc., on Main street; m. July 8, 
1714, Rebecca Sackett, dau. of William and Hannah (Graves); b. 
Sept. 16, 1694; d. Sept. 15 or 17, 1782, ag. 87; they had no children. 

3. David, 3d, b. Dec. 26, 1692; m. Mary Dewey (No. 23), which see. 

4. Mary, b. March 12, 1695; m. Adijah Dewey, 2d, (No. 20,) 

which see. 

5. Elizabeth, b. March 3, 1697; m. James Dewey, (No. 8010,) 

which see. 

6. Abigail, b. Jan. 6, 1701 ; m. David Dewey, 2d, (No. 6411,) 

which see. 

7. Moses, b. Oct. 9, 1703; d. April 29, 1782, ag. 78, at Wash- 

ington, Mass. ; m. 1745, Sarah Taylor of Westfield, dau. of Samuel 
and Sarah (Munn), 1721-1795; had 11 children; see Ashley Gene. 

8. Hannah, b Nov. 8, 1706; m. Oct. 30, 1733, Hezekiah Porter, 

Jr., of Windsor, Conn.; had 8 children; see History of Ancient 

9. Israel (M. D.), b. Oct. 14, 1710; d. Aug. 2. 1758, ag. 47, at Stillwater, 

N. Y. ; a surgeon in the army; grad. at ^i.ile College in 1730; an 
influential man in his native town; t'i\ii treasurer after March 
1733, etc.; m. Nov. 20, 1735, Margaret M sely, dau. Quartermaster 
John and Hannah; b. 1714; d. 1791; 11 children. 

244 Dewev Gkni;.\logy 


SAMUEL DEWEY, son of Thomas, 2d; b. June 25, 1670, at Westfield, 
Mass.; d. May ii, 1734, ag. 63, at Sheffield, Mass.; a husbandman at West- 
field; owned 12 acres in the General Field in 1722; was granted land in the 
fourth division at Sheffield, and located south of the bridge in what is now 
Gt. Barrington. 

He appears on " A Muster Roll of Eight Soldiers, enlisted by Capt. John 
Ashley, by order of Col. Samuel Partridge, Esq., which soldiers were 
Improved in Guarding the Inhabitants of Westfield," etc., from May 13 to 
Oct. 25, 1725, 23 weeks, 5 days, at 12 sh. per week; m. Dec. 19, 1695, 
SARAH WELLER, dau. of Nathaniel and Deliverance (Hanchett), b. 
June 6, 1677, at Westfield; there d. July 21, 1709, ag. 32. He m. 2d about 
1714, REBECCA ASHLEY, dau. of David and Hannah (Glover), b. May 
30, 1685. 

FOURTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 

28. Sarah, b. Jan. 26, 1697; m. June 15, 1720, William Smith of 


29. Elizabeth, b. May 13, 1699; m. Feb. 16, 1721, Nathaniel Ely, son of 

Joseph and Mary; b. Oct. 21. 1694, at Springfield; they had Aaron, 
b. Oct. 6, 1721; Elizabeth, b. Aug. 11, 1724; Sarah, b. Aug. 7, 
1726; m. 1752, Simeon Ashley, son of David, 3d, and Mary (Dewey, 
No. 23, which see); she d. March 4, 1753, ag. 26. 
Hannah, b. Oct. 14; d. 31, 1701. 

30. Samuel, b. April 12, 1703; m. 
Deliverance, b. Aug. 4, 1706; d. May 14, 1707. 

31. Jonathan, b. June 3, 1708; m. 

By Second Wife. 

32. Miriam, b. May 14, 17 13. 

33. Jerusha, bapt. June 18, 1715; m. Nov. 11, 1742, at Sheffield, Joseph 

Hanmor or Harmon, and had Benjamin, b. Aug. i; d. 4, 1743; 
Joseph, b. Feb. 6, 1746; Abigail, b. July 3, 1748; Jerusha, b. Feb. 
14, 1756. 

34. Asael, b. May 22, 1718; m. 

35. Mabel, b. May 22, 1718; m. 

36. Sarah, bapt. 1722; m. June ii, i'747, at Sheffield, William Joyner, 

and had William, b. Jan. 8, 1750. 


HANNAH DEWEY, dau. of Thomas, 2d, b. Feb. 21, 1673, at West- 
field; d. after July 9, 1745; m. Dec. 10, 1690, MATTHEW NOBLE, son 

AND Family History. 245 

of Thomas, the settler, of Westfield, and Hannah (Warriner), b. about 1668; 
d. in Shefifield, Mass., abt. 1744, aged about 76. 

He was among the early, if not the first, settlers of Sheffield, Mass., 
being there as early as Feb. 3, 1727; issued the first warrant for a town 
meeting there Jan. 11, 1733, and was chosen moderator Jan. 16; was a 

FOURTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 

1. Joseph, b. Oct. 8, 1691 ; m. Abigail Dewey (dau. of Jedediah and 

Sarah, of Westfield); moved to what is now Great Barrington, and 
had 8 children. 

2. Hezekiah, b. May 14, 1694; m. 1740, Ann Roberts of Canaan, 

moved to Sheffield, where he was town clerk, 1733-1770. He was 
a hatter. 

3. Matthew, Jr., b. Sept. 19, 169S; m. Joanna Stebbins; 2d, Mrs. Mercy 

Ashley; d. in Westfield, Aug. 8, 1771, ag. 72. 

4. Solomon, b. Dec. 23, 1700; m. Hepzibah Betts; 2d, Zerviah Dewey 

(dau. of Jedediah, 2d, of Westfield); d. in New Milford, Conn., 
Dec. 17, I7S7, ag. 56. 

5. Elisha, b. Feb. 9, 1703; m. Abigail Warner, and d. in Sheffield, 

Aug. 27, 1771, ag. 68. 

6. Obadiah, b. Oct. 19, 1705; m. Mrs. Mary Bosworth and d. in 

Sheffield, ag. 81. 

7. Hannah, b. Oct. 11, 1707; m. Dea. Daniel Kellogg. 

8. Hester, b. June 6, 1710; m. Moses King; they resided in Gr. 


9. Rhoda, b. April 17, 1717; m. Ebenezer Smith of Shefifield, and 

d. Sept. 4, 1737, ag. 20. 


ELIZABETH DEWEY (dau. of Thomas, 2d), b. Jan. 10, 1677; d. Oct. 
2, 1757, ag. 80. She m. Dec. 19, 1695, Dea. THOMAS NOBLE, b. Jan. 14, 
1666 (son of Thomas, the settler), d. July 29, 1750, ag. 84. 

He was ordained a deacon in the Westfield Church May 25, 1712; was 
a selectman 1716-20, and 22, often moderator of the town meeting, and 
served on some of the important committees of the day. 

FOURTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 

1. Thomas, 3d, b. Sept. 10, 1696; m. Sarah Root; m. 2d, Mrs. Sarah 

Belding; was a farmer and lived on his father's homestead; d. ag. 78. 

2. Job, b. Jan. 28, 1698; d. June 25, 1699, ag. 5 mos. 

246 Dewev Genlalogv 

3. Jonathan, b. May i, 1700; 6. Nov. 1719, ag. 19. 

4. Seth, b. Oct. 30, 1702; d. Dec. 4, 1702. 

5. Israel, b. Sept. 20 1703; m. Margaret Weller; 2d, Elizabeth 

Miller; liv*i next to Thomas, d. suddenly June 5, 1759, ag. 55. 

6. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 3, 1706; m. Dea. John Shepard, and d. in West- 

field, Nov. 12, 1793, ag. 87. 

7. Lois, b. July 4, 170S; m. Josiah Keep, of Brinificld, Mass. 

8. Ehenezer, b. Oct. 11, 1711; m. .\bigail Palmer, removed to Suffield, 

Ct., and d. July 1775, ag. 63. 

9. Thankful, b. May 21, 17 14. 

10. Anna, b. Oct. 30, 1716; m. John Leonard, of West Springfield. 

11. Jonathan, b. May 23, 1721; m. Mrs. Elizabeth (Cole) Andrus, of 

Hartford, Ct. ; d. in Simsbury, ag. 59. 


ABIGAIL DEWEV, dau. of Thomas, 2d; b. Feb. 14, 1681, at Westfield, 
Mass.; there d. Dec. 20, 1747, ag 66; m. April 12, 1699, JOSEPH ASHLEY, 
son of David and Hannah (Glover); b. July 31, 1671, at Westfield, Mass.; 
there d. Feb. 25, 1706, ag. 34, where he was a farmer in Little River District. 
She m. 2d, Nov. 7, 1706, her cousin, THOMAS DEWEV, son of Jedediah 
and Sarah (Orton), No. 8005 q. v. ; they had 6 children. 

FOURTH GENERATION — Horn .\t Wi.sthkld. 

1. James, b. Feb. 26, 1700; d. May 24, 1753, ag. 53, at Westfield, 

where he was a farmer; m. Dec. 30, 1725, at W. Springfield, Mercy 
Day, dau. of Ebenezer and Mercy (Hitchcock); b. there Nov. 
1703; had 3 children, and m. 2d, July 25, 1766, Ensign Matthew 

2. Abigail, b. Oct. i, 1702; d. March 11, 170S. 

3. Naomi, b. Feb. 4, 1705; d. Feb. 22, 1706. 


ISRAEL DEWEY, son of Thomas, 2d; b. July 9, 1686, at Westfield, 
Mass.; there d. "in the morning" Jan. 26, 1728, ag. 42, where he was a farmer 
living on his father's place on Little River road not far from the present school 
house in that district; selectman 1720; in Dec, 1722, Capt. John .\shley, 
Joseph Dewey and Israel Dewey were " chosen to dignify the seats in the 
meeting house, which dignification the townsmen confirmed by a voat; " 
owned 12 acres in the General Field in the same year. 

On the 19th of January, 1727, Samuel Dewey, of Westfield, for ^100 deeds 
to this brother Israel Dewey the house and homestead which was Cornet 
Thomas Dewey's, four acres, the whole of his division in said homestead; 

AND Family History. 247 

bounded west by the County road (Little River road), north by John Inger- 
soU, south by Hains Kingsley, east by Hains Kingsiey; also three acres in 
the Little Meadow, adjoining the above. His estate inventoried ^812, 6 sh. 
in Feb., 1728; m. SARAH ROOT, dau. of Thomas; b. July 27, 1683, at West- 
field, Mass. 

FOURTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 

37. Sarah, b. May 27, 1714; m. Moses Dewey, (No. 27,) her cousin. 

38. Constant, b. March 20, 1716; m. 
A child, b. Feb. 2; d. 11, 1717. 

39. Israel, 2d, b. Jan. 27, 17 19; m. 

40. Aaron, b. April 28, 1721; m. 


THOMAS DEWEY, son of Adijah; b. Jan. 9, 1691, at Westfield. Mass.; 
d. April 12, 1742, ag. 51, at Sheffield, Mass. ; a farmer and cooper; moved to 
Sheffield (now Gt. Harrington) about 1726, where he had land in the fourth 
division, on the east side Housatonic river, north of Roaring brook, which 
was known as " Thomas Dewey's mill brook " after 1736; his house stood 
in 1733 on the farm lately owned by David Leavitt. 

On the isthof October, 1734, Thomas Dewey, of SheffielJ, husbandman 
or cooper, for ^"300 mortgages to Nathaniel Downing, physician, of Sheffield, 
his 20-acre home lot where he then lived. 

On the 20th of December, 1748, Nathaniel Downing, physician, of 
Sheffield, for ^30 deeds to widow Abigail Dewey, of Sheffield, land in the 
equalizing division in Sheffield, laid out on the right of her husband, Thomas 
Dewey, deceased, 43 3-4 acres on the east side of Three Mile Hill and 45 1-4 
acres towards the southeast corner of said township. 

Adijah Dewey of Westfield, yeoman, was administrator on the estate of 
Thomas Dewey, late of Sheffield, husbandman, deceased, intestate and 
insolvent; sold on the 26th of November, 1744. to .\aron Dewey of West- 
field, weaver, one-third of 30 acres at Westfield. He m. Aug. 6, 17 18, at 
Westfield, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, dau. of Nathaniel and Mary, b. March 23. 
1685. at Westfield. 

BoRX AT Westfield. 
Abigail, b. Sept. 4; d. 20, 1719. 

41. Azariah, b. Aug. 12, 1722; m. 

Born at Sheffield. 
Zebediah, b. Jan. 29, 1725; d. soon. 
4.;. Zebediah, b. Oct. 8, 1727; m. 

248 Dewey Genealogy 

42a. Abigail, b. a. 1729; was a spinster mentioned in land records, and 
administrator on the estate of Zebediah, March 8, 1785. 


ADIJAH DEWEY, 2d, son of Adijah; b. Sept. 30, 1693, at Westfield 
Mass.; there d. Jan. 31, 1753, ag. 59, where he was a saddler; joined the 
church Dec. i, 1745; made his will Jan. 9, 1753; gave to his wife Mercy _j^ 100, 
lawful money out of the movable estate and in said sum was included what 
should be counted to her as joint heir to the estate of her brother, Phineas 
Ashley, late of Westfield, deceased, and to be for her own use forever, 
which was whole of her right of dower; to Ashbel ^10 on account of his 
being the oldest son; to Bethiah and Mercy ^66-13-4 each; the remainder 
to Ashbel and Medad; his wife Mercy and brother Moses Dewey were 
executors; estate invoiced over;^73i; m. Jan. 11, 1733, MERCY ASHLEY, 
dau. David, 2d, and Mary (Dewey, No. 13); b. March 12, 1695, at West- 
field, she m. 2d, Dec. 5, 1776, at W. Springfield, Mass., Luke Day. 

FIFTH GENERATION— Born at Westfield. 

43. Ashbel, b. April 23, 1734; m. 

44. Medad, b. Nov. 18, 1736; m. 

45. Bethiah, b. Sept. 22, 1739; m. 

46. Mercy, b. April 11, 1743; d. Dec. 28, 1764, ag. 21, at Hadley, Mass.; 

m. 1761, Stephen Goodman. 


SARAH DEWEY, dau. of Adijah; b. March 17, 1696, at Westfield; there d. 
April 30, 1778, ag. 82; m. THOMAS INGERSOLL, 2d, son of Thomas and 
Sarah (Ashley, dau. of David and Hannah); b. Nov. 27, 1692, at Westfield, 
Mass. ; there d. Oct. 9, 1748, ag. 55, where he lived on Little River road a little 
south of County bridge ; was a prominent man ; many years selectman ; repre- 
sentative to Boston, and secured an addition of territory on the west of his 
town, now composing the towns of Russell and a greater part of Mont- 
gomery. Their tombstone reads: " In Memory of 'I'homas Ingersoll, | Esq., 
who was born Nov. 27, 1692, | & died Oct. 9, 1748 in the 56, | Year of his 
-Age. I Also Mrs. Sarah his Wife was | born March 17, 1696 & died April | 30 
1778 Aged 82 Years. | This stone stands but to tell | where their dust lies, 
not what they was; | When saints shall rise, that day will show ] The parts 
they acted here below." 

AND Family History. " 249 

FIFTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 

1. Jonathan, Capt., b. Jan. 24, 1716; killed in Battle of Lake George, 

Sept. 8, 1755, ag. 39; selectman 1751, 2, 4, 5; m. Nov. 15, 1738, 
Eunice Mosely, dau. Quartermaster John and Hannah; b. March i, 
1721; m. 2d, Jan. 24, 1760, Wm. Day, and she d. Nov. i, 1770. 

2. Daniel, b. May 26, 17 18. 

3. Sarah, b. Jan. 27, 1721; m. Moses Root. 

4. Miriam, b. Nov. 4, 1723; m. April 29, 1753) Charles Di.xson. 

5. Magaret, b. Feb. i, 1728; d. Sept. 15, 1782, ag. 54; m. Oct. 

13) 1743) Capt. Ezra Clapp, son of Preserved and Mehitable, b. May 

20, 1716, at Northampton; d. Oct. 25, 1768, ag. 53, at Westfield, 
where they had 7 children. 

6. John, b. Feb. 26, 1732; selectman 1758, 9, 62; m. Sept. 

21, 1752, Margaret Mosely, dau. of David and Margaret (Dewey, 
No. 8012); b. Nov. 15, 1730; they had 9 children, one Molly. 

7. Mary, b. Nov. 16, 1733; d. June 18, 1823, ag. 89, at West- 

field; m. Jan. 29, 1751, Elisha Parks; b. , 1724; d. April 11, 1778, 

^g- 53. at Westfield; was a soldier in the French and Indian War 
and a prominent patriot in the Revolutionary struggle until his 
death; they had Warham, b. March 13, 1752; d. March 6, 1801, ag. 
48; grad. at Harvard College; no profession; went into the Revolu- 
tionary War as Major and commanded Westfield's company of 
minute men in 1775; was a General when he died; lived on Union 
street; large landowner; m. 1778, his cousin, Molly Ingersol, dau. 
of John; Roland Parks, b. Dec. 11, 1756; was a tory. 

8. Ann, b. June 21, 1737; m. Oct. 30, 1760, Joseph Sherman, 

A. M., of East Haddam, Conn. 


ESTHER DEWEY, dau. of Adijah; b. Jan. 20, 1699; d. Jan. 6, 1744, 
ag. 45, at Westfield, Mass.; m. Feb. 4, 1719, AARON GUNN, son of John 
and Mary (Williams); b. Aug. 29, 1694, at Westfield. He m. 2d, after Jan. 
21, 1749, Abigail Barker of Blandford. 

FIFTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 

1. Aaron, 2d, b. Nov. 22, 1719. 

2. Ann, b. Oct. 8, 1721; d. Jan. 2, 1735. 

3. John, b. June 8, 1724. 

4. Stephen, b. Oct. 12, 1726; settled at Gt. Barrington, Mass. 

5. Rhoda, b. Jan. 5. 1728. 

250 Dewev Genealogy 


MARV DEWEY, dan. of Adijah; b. Sept. 8, 1701, at Westfield; d. after 
1774; m. Dec. 5, 1722, DAVID ASHLEY, 3d, son of David, 2d. and Mary 
(Dewey, No. 13); b. Dec. 26, 1692, at Westfield; there d. Jan. 25, 1757, ag. 
64; was a husbandman; had interests in the Housatonic townships and 
deeded them to his son Oliver of Sheffield, in 1752; served in Capt. Adijah 
Dewey's South Company, Sep. 3-25, 1723, " Father Rasle's War." 

FIFTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield, Mass. 

1. Mary, b. Oct. 27, 1723; d. March 28, 1768, ag. 44; ni. Aug. 28, 

1750, Aaron Bush, son of Ebenezer and Meriam; b. 1725; d. 1798, 
at Westfield; had 9 children. 

2. Oliver, b. Sept. 15, 1725; d. Dec. — , 1792, ag. 67, at Sheffield, 

Mass., where he was a farmer after 1752; was a soldier in 1747; 
lived at Pittsfield 1760-71, but returned to Sheffield; m. 1749, 
Abigail Noble, dau. of Capt. Elisha and Abigail (Warner), b. 1728; 
d. 1798; they had 10 children. 

3. David, 4th, b. Sept. 27, 1727; d. Oct. 22, 1813, ag. 86; a captain at 

Pittsfield, Mass., where he had settled in 1760; was a soldier in 
French and Indian War and the Revolution; m. May i, 1758, Mrs. 
Hannah Miller, dau. of Joseph and Thankful (Bagg) Leonard ? of 
W. Springfield and widow of Capt. William Miller; they had 8 

4. Simeon, b. June 29, 1729; d. April 20, 1777, ag. 47, at Westfield, 

where he was a farmer; m. March 5, 1752, Sarah Ely, dau. of 
Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Dewey, No. 29); b. 1726; d. 1753; he m. 
2d, Feb. 13, 1755, Abigail Williams, dau. of Nathaniel and Sarah 
(Taylor ); b. Oct. 8, 1729, at Westfield; they had 8 children. 

5. Mercy, b. Oct. 29, 1731; m. May 13, 1756, Joseph Leonard of 


6. Thankful, b. Dec. 3, 1733; m. Nov. 27, 1764, Aaron Ely of W. 


7. Dorcas, b. April 25, 1736; m. July 19, 1764, Gerard Pratt of Gran- 

ville, Mass. 

8. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 20, 1739; m. Dec. 27, 1763, John Williams of Gt 

Barrington, Mass. 

9. Bethia. b. March 8, 1741; living unm. 1771 at Westfield. 
10. Kezia, b. Oct. 4, 1745; livmg unm. 1772 at Canaan, Conn. 

BETHIAH DEWEY, dau. of Adijah; b. Aug. 11, 1706, at Westfield, 
Mass.; d. about 1735; joined the church Oct., 1728; m. .nfter May 20, 1727. 

AND Family History. 251 

AARON ASHLEY, son of Samuel and Sarah (Kellogg); b. Jan. i, 1703, 
at Westfield; d, about 1780, at Sheffield, Mass.; a farmer and soldier in the 
Indian wars. (He m. 2d, 1737, Sarah Day, dau. of Capt. John and Mary 
(Smith) of Springfield, and had William, b. about 1742; Ann, Elizabeth, 
Persis, Sarah, Hannah.) 

FIFTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 

1. Aaron, 2d, bapt. April 13, 1729; d. about 1783; m. June 12, 1764, 

Mehitable Taylor, dau. of Hon. Eldad and Rhoda (Uewey, No. 
8016); b. 1736; d. Nov. 15, 1815, at Westfield; had Mehitable, b. 
June 26, 1765; m. June 25, 1807, Capt. Silas King of Westfield; 
Bethia, b. Nov. 4, 1766; m. 1794, Ebenezer Saxton of Deerfield, 

2. Sarah, b. July 28; d. Nov. 24, 1732. 

3. Bethia, b. Nov. 16, 1733; m. Oct. 26, 1752, Simon Cooley, of Sun- 

derland, Mass. 

ANN DEWEY, dau. of Adijah; b. March 22, 1710, at Westfield; d. July 
15, 1791, ag. 81, at Sunderland, Mass.; m. Feb. 16, 1737, at Westfield, Rev. 
JOSEPH ASHLEY, son of Samuel and Sarah (Kellogg); b. Oct. 11, 1709, 
at Westfield; d. Feb. 8, 1797, ag. 87, at Sunderland, Mass., where he was 
pastor after 1747; graduated at Yale College in 1730. 

FIFTH GENERATION — Born at Winchester, N. H., except the last. 

1. Joseph, 2d, b. April 26, 1738; "died during the Revolution, in the State 

of N. Y. ; " a farmer, blacksmith and tory; m. Oct. 20, 1763, at 
Sunderland, Mass., Ruth Billings, dau. of Capt. Fellows and Mary 
(Eastman); b. Feb. 10, 1742. 

2. Stephen, b. Nov. 27, 1740; d. Feb. 20, 1815, ag. 74, at Leverett, 

Mass., where he was a farmer and influential man; soldier in the 
Indian wars; a captain; m. Nov. 10, 1762, Elizabeth Billings, dau. 
of Lieut. Ebenezer and Editha (Gunn); b. May 11, 1745; d. Sept. 
16, 1826; they had 8 children. 

3. Gideon, b. May 15, 1743; d. March 9, 1813, ag. 60, at Sunderland, 

Mass., where he was a farmer on his father's place; m. Nov. 1, 1770, 
Mary Russell, dau. of Jonathan and Mary (Smith); b. April i, 1750; 
d. Sept. 23, 1823; had 7 children. 

4. Anna, b. May 10, 1745; m. Dec. 10, 1767, Jonathan Russell,- of 

Sunderland, Mass. 

5. Sarah, b. Sept. 13, 1750; m. Oct. 21, 1773 or 83, Benjamin Dick- 

inson of Sunderland. 

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MOSES DEAVEY, Lieut., son of Adijah; b. Jan. 6. 1715, at Westfield, 
Mass.; there d. about 1767, as the Rev. John Ballantine's diary has the fol- 
lowing entry, under date of March 16, 1767: " David Moseley, Jr., chosen 
town treasurer in place of Moses Dewey, who being reduced, it was not 
thought best to choose again; " was a farmer at Westfield; selectman 1740, 
9, 50, 6, 9; town treasurer after Feb. 7, 1759; m. Jan. i, 1736, SARAH 
DEWEY, (No. 37,) dau. of Israel and Sarah (Root); b. May 27, 1714; d. as 
per gravestone, " In Memory of | Mrs. Sarah | Wife of | Lieut. Moses | 
Dewey | who | died april 7, 1762 | in her 47 Year. | Time was like thee | i life 
Passed | & time will be ] when thou shalt rest." Rev. J. Ballantine's 
Diary says: " Apr. 6, 1762. Eight inches of snow fell last night. " Apr. 
8, 1762. Attended Lieut. Dewey's wife's funeral, she died of consump- 
tion ag. 48. Her life was exemplary and her end peaceful, she died like good 
old Jacob, when he had made an end of commanding his sons. Though 
she has been scarce able to speak audible for sometime, yet the morn- 
ing she died continued speaking to admiration for an hour and a half. " 
Joined the church Aug. 26, 1740. He m. 2d, June 9, 1763, Mrs. RACHEL 
(MOSELY) POMEROY, widow of Lieut. Daniel Pomeroy of Northampton, 
Mass., and dau. of Joseph and Abigail Mosely; b. Sep. 11, 1715, at Westfield; 
d. Feb. I, 1797, ag. 82, at Northampton, Mass.; she joined Westfield church 
Aug. 12, 1764, from Northampton, and went back to the latter place after 
her last husband's death. 

FIFTH GENERATION — Born in Westfield. 

47. Moses, 2d, b. March 31, 1739; m. 

48. Sarah, b. April 13, 1741; m. 

49. Esther, b. April 9, 1744; m. 

Keziah, b. Nov. 9, 1749; d. Oct. 15, 1752. 

50. Russell, b. Aug 7, 1754; m. 

51. Gideon, b. July 7, 1758; m. 


S.\MUEL DEWEY, 2d, son of Samuel; b. May 14, 1703, at Westfield. 
Mass.; was a member of his uncle Capt. Adijah Dewey's company in 1723 
and credited with 7 weeks and 4 days' service; was a farmer; moved co 
what is now Gt. Barrington, Mass., in 1730; had a home lot, in connection 
with his brother Asahel, of 13 acres, on the east side the way, and had built 
a house there by 1733; in 1882 the place was occupied by Merrit I. Wheeler; 
was elected a tithingman in Jan., 1733, fence viewer in 1735. Samuel Dewey 
was clerk of Capt. Ithamar Hubbell of Sheffield's Co., credited with. 29 
weeks, 5 days' service, dated Boston, March 10, 1756; also appears on 

AND Family History. 253 

Muster Roll of Capt. Israel William's Co., credited with 25 days' service, 
Boston, Dec. 6, 1757; also in a " list of persons who have been employed 
in His Majesty's service. South Regiment of the County of Hampshire, 
within two years last past (1756);" in Capt. Ingersoll's Co.; m. after May 
30, 1730, ELIZABETH YOUNGLOVE, dau. of Samuel and Abelene 
(Hunter) of Suffield, Conn. On the 7th of June, 1743, Samuel Younglove 
of Sheffield deeds to his daughter Elizabeth Dewey, wife of Samuel Dewey, 
the west part of his houselot in Sheffield and 13 acres at the west end of said 
lot, 35 X 115 rods; bounded east on the highway, south on Low Surdam's 
heirs, north on Joshua Root's heirs, west on undivided land. 

FIFTH GENERATION — Born AT Sheffield. 
53. Elizabeth, b. March 18, 1731; m.-July 17, 1760, at Sheffield, Mass., 

Joshua Barrin. 


Hannah, b. Jan. 21, 



Samuel, 3d, b. Jan. 25, 

1737; m. 


Thankful, b. Jan. 25, 



John, b. Jan. 22, 

1740. See below. 

Ezekil, b. Dec. 5, 

1744; d. 1748. 


. Zenas, b. about i/ 

'50; m. 

John Dewey, Corporal, of Sheffield (No. 57), appears on a Pay Roll of 
Capt. William Shepard's Co., credited with 31 weeks, 6 days' service; dated 
Boston, March i, 1763. 

John Dewey, of Barrington, appears on a Pay Roll of Capt. Edward Blake's 
Co., probably for the expedition against Crown Point, credited with 34 weeks' 
service; dated Boston, , 1763. 

In 1773 John Dewey at Skenesborough (now Whitehall), N. Y., had five 
in his family; Samuel Dewey had eight in his. 

John Dewey appears as private on Lexington Alarm roll of Capt. Agrippa 
Well's Co., Col. Sam. Williams' Regt. marched from Greenfield, Mass., 
April 20, 1775 ; enlisted May i into the 5th. Hampshire Co. Continental Army, 
for the war; joined Capt. Brewer's Co., Col. Brewer's Regt., as sergeant 
from Deerfield in Capt. Edward Blake's Co.; Col. Jonathan Brewer's Regt., 
Aug. I, 1775, served 3 mos. 8 days, from April 25; also as private in Capt. 
Russell's Co., Col. Brewer's Regt., Oct. 1775; as sergeant among signatures 
to an order for a bounty coat or its equivalent in money due for the 8 mos. 
service in 1775 in Capt. Daniel Whiting's Co., Col. Jonathan Brewer's Regt.. 
dated Cambridge, Oct. 26, 1775; as sergeant in Capt. Brewer's Co., Col. 
Brewer's Regt. at Camp Valley Forge, Jan. 23, 1778; mustered from Skenes- 
borough (Whitehall, N. Y.) by the Continental Muster Master; reported on 
furlough; also on Continental Army pay accounts in Col. Sprout's Regt. for 
service Jan. i, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also on a depreciation roll of Lieut. 
Col. Ebenezer Sprout's Regt. to make good the depreciation of wages for the 

254 Dewev Genealogy 

first three years' service, '77-'8o; also in account of service Jan. i, Dec. 31, 
1780; also three months' wages due in a statement dated June 11, 1781; also 
in a descriptive list of men belonging to Skeensborough, 5 ft. 5 in. tall, light 
comple.\ion, dark hair; enlisted as sergeant at Ticonderoga by Capt. Brewer 
for the whole war, Jan. i, 1777, and joined Capt. Henry Sewall's Co. of the 
2d Regt., dated West Point, Jan. 28, 1781. 


JONATHAN DEWEY, son of Samuel, b. June 3, 1708, at Westfield, 
Mass.; d. about 1759, as his son Pelatiah then chose Moses Rising of 
Suffield, Conn., his guardian; was a saddler at W. Suffield; enlisted July 18, 
1740, for the expedition against the territories of the Catholic King in the 
West Indies, under the command of Capt. Stephen Richard. On the nth 
of May, J748, Jonathan Dewey of Suffield, sadler, William Smith, Jr., (see 
No. 28) husbandman, and Sarah Smith, spinster of Springfield, for ^70, 
deeded to Stephen Kellogg, of Westfield, husbandman, land at Westfield, 
formerly belonging to Deacon Nathaniel Weller, deceased. 3-4 acre bounded 
north and west by the highway, south on land formerly of Deacon Root, 
deceased, east on land formerly of Captain Isaac Phelps. (On the loth of 
August, 1748, Samuel Dewey, (No. 30,) of Sheffield, deeded his right in 
Deacon Weller's land to Stephen Kellogg) ; m. Feb. 24, 1732, at Suffield, 
Conn., ELIZABETH SIKES, dau. of Victory and Mary (King), b. March 
23, 1712, at Suffield; d. 1784; and Ebenezer Allen, Jr., was appointed admin- 
istrator of her estate July 20, 1784; the estate was insolvent and ordered 
sold Aug. I, 1786. 

FIFTH GENERATION — Born at Sheffield, Conn. 

58. Jonathan, 2d b. Oct. 21, 1732; m. 

59. Samuel, b. Aug. 3, 1734. 

60. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 29, 1735; d. Jan. 17, 1768, ag. 32. 

61. Sarah, b. Oct. 4, 1739. 

62. Pelatiah, b. July 24, 1744; probably died or moved away before 

1776, as there was another Pelatiah married then (see 1287). 

63. Huldah, b. Aug. 25, 1746. 

64. Rhoda, bapt. Sept. 17, 17^9. 

64a. Oliver, b. Jan. 11, 1751; chose his uncle, Moses Rising, his guar- 

dian May 10, 1765; appears as private on Lexingtion Alarm roll of 
Captain Enoch Chapman's Co.; marched April 19, 1775, from W. 
Springfield, Mass.; enlisted April 28 in same company, in Col. 
Timothy Danielson's Regt.; was at Ro.xbury Oct. 26, 1775, and 
signed an order for a bounty coat for the 8 mos. service; also in a 
list of men in Continental Army from Capt. John Kirkland's Co., 
May 18, 1777, enlisted before Mav 17, during the war; joined Capt. 

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Luke Day's Co., Col. Ichabod Alden's Regt., enlisted for Norwich, 
Mass., by Ruggles VVoodbridge; also as Serg. Major in ist Co., 7th 
Regt., Lt. Col. John Brooke's, enlisted March 8, 1777, for the war; 
reduced to Sergeant in Capt. Day's Co. Nov. i, 1777; reported as 
having died Dec. — , 1777. 


ASAHEL DEWEY, son of Samuel, b. May 22, 17 18, at Westfield, Mass. ; 
d. after the Revolutionary War, having moved to what is now Gt. Barring- 
ton; owned land jointly with brother Samuel Dewey, which he sold to David 
Stowe in 1769; afterward owned a house which stood on the west side of the 
street, a little below, and is supposed to have lived there; on Sept. 12, 1743, 
it was " voted to joyn with James Saxton, Joshua Root and Asahel Dewey, 
in Petitioning to the Great and General Court or Assembly to be Joyned 
to the Lower Society in Sheffield; m. Dec. 26, 1751, ELIZABETH PALMER, 
dau. of Samuel and Elizabeth; her gravestone reads " Hear lies | The Body 
of I Elizabeth The | Wife of Asel D. | And Child. D. C. | August 31, D. | 
1752." He m. 2d, May 28, 1761, at Sheffield, MRS. DOROTHY (LEE) 
ROBB, widow of James Robb. No children. 


MABEL DEWEY, twin, dau. of Samuel, b. May 22, 1718, at Westfield, 
Mass.; d. Dec. 28, 1760, ag. 42, at Sheffield; there m. May 19, 1738, Major 
ITHAMER HUBBELL, son of Jonathan of Newtown; d. Dec. 14, 1760, 
at Sheffield, Mass. ; he was captain of a Sheffield company in 1756. 

FIFTH GENERATION — Born at Sheffield. 

1. Rhoda, b. Jan. 20; d. March 3, 1738 (?). 

2. Ithamer, b. Feb. 3, 1740; d. Nov. 11, 1755. 

3. Sarah, b. Sept. i, 1742. 

4. John, b. Feb. 19, 1745. 

5. Rhoda, b. Aug. 14, 1747. 

6. Joanna, b. March 12, 1750. 

7. Jane, b. Nov. 12, 1754. 

8. Ithamer, b. Dec. 27, 1756. 

9. Tamor, b. March — , 1760. 


CONSTANT DEWEY, dau. of Israel, b. March 20, 1716, at Westfield, 
Mass.; d. Dec. 16, 1799, ag. 83, at Springfield; joined Westfield church 
Aug. 31, 1735; m. April II, 1745, MOSES LEONARD, of Springfield, Mass., 
b. Nov. 5, 1711, at Springfield; there d. Feb. 5, 1788, ag. 76. 

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FIFTH GENERATION — Born at Springfield. 

1. Constant, b. July 22, 1746. 

2. Moses, b. July 2, 1749; d.Oct. 10, 1757. 

3. Phineas, b. Aug. 19, 1751. 

4. Mary, b. July 13, 1754. 

5. Huldah, b. May 8, 1756. 

6. Moses, b. Aug. 27, 1758. 


ISRAEL DEWEY, 2d, Deacon, son of Israel, b. Jan. 27, 1719, at West- 
field, Mass.; there d. June 24, 1806, ag. 87, of palsy; was a farmer on Little 
River road in same district near the present school house; selectman in 
1751 and 1780; joined Westfield church June 29, 1735; later became a Bap- 
tist and was deacon in that church; is said to have been drafted to go with 
Capt. Daniel Sackett to reinforce the Continental Army, Aug. 18, 1777, but 
no record of service appears at Boston State House; m. March 4, 1742, 
JOANNA NOBLE, dau. of Ensign Matthew and Joaipna (Stebbins), b. Dec. 
3, 1722, at Westfield; there d. Nov. 18, 1S09, ag. 86 y. n mo. of old age; 
she joined the church Sept. 2, 1744. 

FIFTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 

65. Joanna, b. Aug. 2, 1743; m. 

66. Enoch, b. Oct. 15, 1745; m. 

67. Rhoda, b. Oct. 21, 1747; she m. Oct. 30, 1774, Abner Fowler, 

b. Westfield, Nov. 6, 1736, son of Samuel and Naomi (Noble). He 
died at Fowler, Trumbull Co., Ohio, Feb. 18, 1806, ag. 69. 

68. Stephen, b. Oct. 25, 1749; m. 

69. Noble, b. June 15, 1752; m. 

70. Ezekiel, b. July i, 1754; '"• 

71. Israel, 3d, b. Jan. 6, 1757; m. 

72. Eleanor, b. April 5, 1759; m. Nov. 25, 1784, Adam Hamilton, a 

Baptist minister at Westfield, who d. 1826, at Chesterfield, Mass.; 
they had at Westfield, John, b. April 19, 1786; Arabella, b. Dec, 
26, 1788. 

73. Herman, b. Oct. 18, 1761; m. 

74. Esther, b. Nov. 15, 1763; m. Solomon Dewey, (No. 103,) which 



AARON DEWEY, son of Israel, b. April 28, 1721, at Westfield, Mass.; 
there d. as per tombstone " In Memory of | Mr. Aaron | Dewey who | died 
June ye nth, | 1768, in ye 48th | Year of his | Age; "was a farmer on Little 

AND Family History. 257 

River road southeast of the present schoolhouse; he left clear estate of 
over ^582, including mansion house, barn and 10 acres of land at ^^175; 
m. June 12, 1747 (by family records), SARAH NOBLE, dau. of Thomas 
and Sarah (Root), b. Aug. 11, 1723, at Westfield; there d. as per tombstone 
" In Memory of | Wd. Sarah Dewey, | consort of | Mr. Aaron Dewey, | who 
died I May 26th, 1796, | in the 73rd year | of her age." 

FIFTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 


b. June 23, 1748; d. Nov. 15, 1748. 



b. June 23, 1748; m. 


b. Jan. 20; d. 29, 1750. 


Aaron, 2d, 

, b. Jan. IS, 1751; m. 



b. Jan. 20, 1754; m. 


b. March 22, 1756; d. Oct. 6, 1757. 


b. March 22, 1758; d. Dec. 22, 1772. 



b. Jan. 9, 1761 ; m. 



b. Jan. 28, 1764; m. 


AZARIAH DEWEY, son of Thomas, b. Aug. 12, 1722, at Westfield; d. 
Dec. 29, 1760, ag. 38; lived in " the green woods beyond (west of) Bland- 
ford," Mass., east of Gt. Barrington; m. Aug. 10, 1744, PRISCILLA 

FIFTH GENERATION — Recorded at Sheffield. 

81. Bethiah, b. Oct. 15, 1746; m. Joshua Root, 3d, b. Dec. 5, 1741; lived 

at Gt. Barrington and W. Stockbridge, Mass.; later in New York 
State; a son Aaron, b. Sept. 5, 1780; lived in Chenango Co., N. Y. 

82. Abigail, b. Dec. 27, 1748; m. Preston. 

Thomas, b. Feb. 3, 1751; d. Nov. 18, 1757. 

83. Lydia, b. Jan. 12, 1753. 

84. Delight, b. Nov. 29, 1754; m. March 8, 1772, at Westfield, Abijah 

Barker, and had Thankful, b. June 24, 1772; Truman, b. Feb. 12, 
1775; Sally, b. Feb. 10, 1777; Delight, b. Sept. 8, 1780; Betsey, b. 
Feb. 20, 1782; James, b. June 20, 1784. 

85. Naomi, b. Feb. 4, 1756; m. John Pier, son of Thomas and Rachel 

(Tremain), b. May 30, 1752, at Sheffield, Mass. (Gt. Barrington), 
where he lived until he moved to Pierstown, near Cooperstown, N. Y. 

86. Ann, b. May 28, 1760; m. Levi Pier, son of Thomas and Rachel 

(Tremain), b. June 3, 1754; moved about 1790 to Pierstown, near 
Cooperstown, N. Y. 


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ZEBEDIAH DEWEY, Captain, son of Thomas, b. Oct. 8, 1727, at Gt. 
Harrington or Tyringham, Mass.; d. Oct. 28, 1804, ag. 77, at Poultney, Vt. 
where he had located about 1773, on the site now occupied by Beaman's hotel. 
But here, as he said, " the neighbors became too near and too numerous," 
and so he sold out and retired to the head of Hampshire Hollow, on the 
farm now occupied by his grandson, B. F. Dewey. At that time, as the 
clearing extended only to the town hill, to reach his house it was necessary 
to follow bla'zed trees. 

In June, 1773, the settlers executed the following document, which is of 
value as a relic of the times. 

" Poultney, June the 14 — V. 1773. 

We, the Subscribers that have hereunto set our hands, have Covenanted 
as follows: for to Bare our Equelle Part in giving one fifty acres of Land 
out of our undevided Land or Cays, To Be Payd in some sort of Murchant- 
abell Speesheys our Equaletey, for the Settlement of a Midwife. If those 
that Dont Bare their Part in Land, they are To Pay Thare Part to those 
that Let the Land Gow, and the Speeshey for To Be Payd in three Months 
from the Time the Land is given. 

As Witness our hands. 
Ebeneezer Allen, Elkanah Ashley, 

Ebenezer Hyde, Jr., Enoch Ashley, 

Seth Allen, Robert Green, 

Henry Adams, Ichabald Marshall, 

John Tilden, Heber Allen, 

John Richards, James Brookins, 

John Ashley, 
Thomas Goodwin, 
James Hyde, 

John Grant, 
Thomas Ashley, 
James Smith, Jr., 

Elijah Owen, 
Joseph Hyde, 
Zebulon Tubbs, 
John Owen, 
Isaac Ashley, 
Azel Holms, 
Isaac Craw, 
Cotton Fletcher, 
Jacob How, 

The majority of these men, Zebediah Dewey among them, were with 
Ethan Allen at the taking of Fort Ticonderoga, May 10, 1775. Said an old 
man: " The tall to arms, for the fight at Hubbardtown, July 7, 1777, and 
that at Bennington, Sat., Aug. 16, 1777, was responded to by all the men in 
town (Poultney) save one, and he an invalid." The French and Indians 
drove the .\mericans from Hubbardtown, and the women and children of 
Lfubbardtown, Poultney and surrounding towns were compelled to hurriedly 
flee before them. When the women and children arrived at Pownal and 
drew up before the tavern, Mrs. Zebediah Dewey made the direct inquiry of 
the landlord, saying: " I am Captain of this company, and wish to know 
whether you are a Tory, if so we shall go on, if not we shall remain." But 
the house being full already, they were quartered in a log meeting house. 

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where during the night they were alarmed by the approach of some redcoats 
who were reconnoitering around. Mrs. Zebediah Dewey called on the 
" men " to load their guns, and picking up an old musket, she rattled the 
ramrod up and down the barrel, and then pointing it out the window, soon 
accomplished the desired retreat of the enemy. Their husbands joined them 
for a few days, when they were sent to their old homes for awhile, all finally 
returning to their Vermont homes, after Burgoyne's defeat at Saratoga. 

Zebediah Dewey appears as Lieut, in Capt. Daniel Whiting's Co., Col. 
Jonathan Brewer's Regt., commissioned June 17, 1775; on return for cart- 
ridge boxes dated Cambridge, June 18, 1775; as Lieut. Aug. i, 1775, enlisted 
April 24, 1775, from Tyringham, Mass.; on a company return dated Oct. 
6, 1775; also in a list of officers in Mass. militia as Lieut, in Capt. Daniel 
Whiting's Co. of the Middlesex County Regt. He was a bold, resolute 
lover of the chase and hunt. In appearance, about five feet ten inches in 
height, slim, but very muscular, small, keen black eyes, dark hair; inclining 
to stoop at the shoulders; of strong, sanguine temperament; good mind, 
judgment, and sound common sense; hence, just the man to be selected, 
as he was on the 15th of Jan., 1777, to represent Poultney at the convention 
which adopted the " Vermont Declaration of Independence," and declared 
the District known as the New Hampshire Grants, as a free and independent 
State to be known as " New Connecticut, alias Vermont." At a town 
meeting held March 11, 1777, " A Committee of Safety was appointed con- 
sisting of Zebediah Dewey, Nehemiah Howe, William Ward, John Grant, 
and Heber Allen, with instructions to join the Genera! Committee of Safety 
of the New Hampshire Grants." Was listed at 59 pounds, the third richest 
man in the town, Oct. 4, 1781. 

The chief attraction to Zebediah Dewey in removing to the " Hampshire 
Hollow" was the hard wood and good hunting found there. "But for 
this," his youngest daughter, Keziah, said, " we might have been village 
belles, instead of wood nymphs." Tradition says that Zebediah Dewey was 
the first Capt. of Militia in Poultney, but that he obtained the rank of Major at 
the Battle of Hubbardtown. He m. widow SOLOMON JACKSON, who had 

a dau. who m. Jacob Catlin; m. 2d, BEULAH STEARNS, of Mendon, 

Mass. ; b. 1737; d. Dec. 31, 1820, ag. 83, at Poultney, Vt. "Mrs. Dewey 

was a resolute, strong-minded woman, capable and well calculated to bring 
up a large family in the wilds of Vermont; generous, kind and self-reliant. 
For many years she was the midwife of this region, and many of the older 
inhabitants (in 1875) remembered her as she rode on her little gray pony 
about town, on her errands of mercy. Her old side-saddle is still in good 
repair. Some time after the Major's death she lived with her son Azariah 
at the old homestead until she married Thomas Ashley, one of the two first 
settlers of Poultney; he died soon after, and she returned to the old Dewey 
homestead, where she died." 

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SIXTH GENERATION — Born in Mass. etc. 

91. Thomas, b. ; m. 

92. Zebediah, 2d, b. 1757 or 1767; m. 

93. Beulah, b. ; d. 1849; m. Elisha Ashley; settled in 

Milton, Vt. ; had 12 children, all matured; one Mrs. Lucy Lyon, 
the oldest, was living in 1875, ag. 91. 

94. Charlotte, b. ; m. Nathaniel Moseley; lived at Pawlett 

and Rutland, Vt., and d. in St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. 

95. Anna, b. ; d. 1813; m. Samuel Murdock; lived 

at Milton, Vt. ; he d. and she m. 2d, — — Richmond. 

96. Artemesia, b. ; d. 1832; m. Ebenezer Jennings, and 

moved to western N. Y. ; she and her son died of cholera in 1832. 

97. Azariah, b. 1765; m. 

98. Jonathan, b. about 1770; m. 

99. David, b. March i, 1778; at Poultney, m. 

100. Keziah, b. Aug. 28, 1782; d. Feb. 1842, ag. 59, at Detroit, 

Mich.; m. Apr. 4, 1802, Warren Hill; lived a year or two at Poult- 
ney; moved to Milton, Vt. ; they had i. Roderick and 2. Rodney, 
twins; 3. Warren Bristol; 4. Lucretia, who m. Dr. H. P. Cobb, of 
Milton, and became mother to Dr. Lucretius Cobb, of Detroit, 
Mich.; 5. Lucia, b. May 26, 1807; d. April 6, 1840; m. Jan. 22, 
1828, Lyman Burgess, of Milton, Vt. ; their dau. Lucretia, b. Oct. 
IS, 1831; d. Feb. 15, 1888; m. Oct. 26, 1853, Edgar Alonzo Wit- 
ters, of Milton, Vt. ; their dau. a. Lucia Burgess, b. Dec. 15, 1856; 
m. April 21, 1880, Homer Edgar Powell, of Milton, Vt. ; they have 
six children; l>. Catharine Clark Witters, b. Oct. 25, 1854; lives unm. 
with her sister Mrs. Powell; their bro. Lyman Burgess W., b. 1861 ; 
d. 1862. 


ASHBEL DEWEY, son of Adijah, 2d, b. April 23, 1734, at Westfield, 
Mass.; there d. as per gravestone: " In Memory of | Mr. .\shbel | Dewey | 
who died | april 28'" 1765 | in y' 35 Year | of his age; " a farmer on Little 
River road, east of the present school house; joined church with his wife 
Nov. 28, 1756. On the 30th of June, 1755, " Ashbel Dewey, of Westfield, 
husbandman, for ;^22, 13 sh. 4d. deeds to Aaron Dewey, husbandman, the 
mill pond on Twomile brook, a little west of the old road to Suffield, on both 
sides the brook, 40 acres in the whole; bounded round about by the hills; 
what is here sold amounts to 8 acres, 142 rods, my share in father Adijah 
Dewey's estate, also all my right to certain grist mill 1-4 of said mill, etc., 
1-4 of the stream on which it stands, near the mouth of Twomile brook." 

On the 4th of September, 1756, Thomas Dewey, Israel Dewey (No. 
S025,) and wife Lydia, for ^140, deeded to Mercy, relict of Adijah Dewey, 

AND Family History. 261 

(No. 20) and her two sons, Ashbel and Medad Dewey, all of Westfield, a cer- 
tain homeloton the east side of Little River, where said Israel Dewey dwells, 
with buildings, etc., 5 3-4 acres, 20 rods, being a part of the homelot of the 
said Thomas Dewey on the east side, bounded east by their home lot and land 
adjoining, north by the highway, south by the land of Israel Dewey, 2d, west 
by Thomas Dewey's homelot where the fence now stands and others. 

Under date of Jan. 16, 1765, Rev. John Ballantine's Diary says: 
" Preached at the house of Ashbel Dewey who is in a very weak and low 
state." April 29, 1765, " Attended Ashbel Dewey's funeral aet. 31. The 
dispensation of Providence towards this family has been somewhat remark- 
able. In 1760 died Medad son of Adijah; in 1762 Ashbel's wife; in 1763 
Bethiah wife of Silas Noble; in 1764 Mercy, S. Goodman's wife; in 1765 
Ashbel, all of consumption, a complaint, to which none of their ancestors 
were subject;" m. after Sept. 15, 1754, MARY PHELPS, dau. of Capt. 
Caleb and Mary (Moore), b. May 24, 1734, at Windsor, Conn. ; d. March 27, 
1762, ag. 27, at Westfield. He m. March 17, 1763, MEHITABLE CAD- 
WELL, dau. of Abel and Anna (Dwight), b. Dec. 7, 1740, at Westfield, 
Mass.; sister to Aaron Dewey's wife Sybel. (No. 76) She m. 2d, Daniel 
Sackett, Jr., of Pittsfield, Mass., and d. Nov. 19, 1829, ag. 88. 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 

loi. Adijah, b. May 7, 1756; appears as private in the Lexington Alarm 
roll of Capt. (Lieut.) John Shephard's Co., marched from Westfield 
April 20, 1775; served 8 days; also on a return of Capt. Warham 
Park's Co., Col. Danielson's Regt. ; enlisted April 28, 1775; served 
3 months and 10 days; reported killed Sept. 5. 1775, at Roxbury, 
Mass. " The ball literally tore him to pieces." 
Ashbel, b. July 11; d. 26, 1758. 
Ashbel, b. March 13; d. 18, 1760. 
102. Mary, b. Aug. 20, 1761; d. July 7, 1799, ag. 37; unm. at Westfield; 
was insane and Solomon Dewey was appointed her guardian Aug. 
21, 1789. 

By Second Wike. 
Mercy, b. May 13, 1764; d. Jan. — , 1767. 


MEDAD DEWEY, son of Adijah, 2d. b. Nov. 18, 1736, at Westfield, 
Mass; there d. as per tombstone, " In Memory of | Mr. Medad | Dewey, 
who I died Deer. 31^' | 1760 in y' 25* | Year of his age; " a farmer, about one 
and a half miles south of Westfield, P. O., on a place owned by Charles Dewey 
in 1851. 

On the 30th of December, 1760, " Mercy Dewey of Westfield, spinster, 

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for ^46 lawful money deeds to Medad Dewe}', yeoman, 1-3 of the homelot 
in Westfield and 1-3 of the mansionhouse and barn on the same which was 
formerly Israel Dewey's (No. 18) on the south side of Little River; bounded 
north by the street (Little River road), east on Ashbel Dewey (No. 43), 
south on Israel Dewey (No. 39), west on land of Thomas Dewey (No. 8028); 
5 3-4 acres, 20 rods, and other parcels for ^46; (Ashbel Dewey also deeds 
his right in above parcels at same time); made his will Dec. 30, 1760, proved 
Feb. 10, 1761; divided his estate between his two sons; joined the church 
with his wife Feb. 27, 1759; m. Dec. 8, 1757, ELIZABETH NOBLE, dau. 
of Thomas and Sarah (Root), b. Feb. 2, 1738; d. March 7, 1803, ag. 65; 
(m. 2d, John Christian Miller, 2d, of Simsbury, Conn., who d. and she m. 

3d, 1778, Benjamin Sexton, 2d, of Westfield [1720-1785] and had 

Benjamin, b. July 29, 1781; Phineas, b. Sept. 25, 1782); widow Elizabeth 
Dewey joined church May 17, 1761. 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 

103. Solomon, b. Nov. 7, 1758; m. 

104. Medad, 2d, b. Dec. 20, 1760; m. 


BETHIAH DEWEY, dau. of Adijah, 2d, b. Sept. 22, 1739, at Westfield; 
d. May 5, 1763, ag. 23, at Blandford, Mass.; m. Nov. 25, 1756, SILAS 
NOBLE, son of Thomas and Sarah (Root), b. Aug. 28, 1733, at Westfield; 
d. July 17, 1775, ag. 42, at Roxbury, Mass.; probably of camp distemper, 
he having enlisted in the army; also served in French and Indian War in 
1755; moved to Blandford about 1757 and lived about two miles from the 
center of the town 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Blandford. 

1. Elihu, b. Dec. 23, 1757; d. 1836, at Blandford; m. Hannah 


2. Silas, b. March 9, 1760; d. 1846, at Russell, Mass.; m. Lucy 

Granger; a farmer. 

3. Medad, b. Oct. 23, 1762; d. 1817, at Richmond, N. Y. ; m. Lydia 



MOSES DEWEY, 2d, Captain, son of Moses, b. March 31, 1739, at 
Westfield, Mass.; there d. Oct. 11, 1820, ag. 81, where he was a miller and 
farmer on Shaker road; appears as sergeant in John Shepard's Co.; marched 
from Westfield on Lexington Alarm, April 19, 1775; served April 20-28; 

AND Family History. 263 

re-enlisted Oct. 21, 1776, in Capt. David Mosely's Co., Col. John MoseIy"s 
Regt. ; discharged Nov. 17, 1776; in Hampshire Co. Regt. ; marched to rein- 
force the Northern Army, commanded Lt. Col. Timothy Robinson, Nov., 
1778; he and Corporal Asa Noble were drafted for guards at Springfield 
for 6 months, Jan. 14, 1778; had land laid out to him in 1762; 85 acres 
east side of the country road to Long Yard; 1763, 5 acres on Great Hill; 
near Root Pond under West Mountain 85 acres; 1766, 16 acres west side 
of East Mountain, east of road that runs from Noble's to Northampton. 
He had mills on the brook which he tended himself before a Mr. Polk came 
to live there. The grist mill had two run of stones moved by a large under- 
shot wheel; the sawmill was run by a flutter wheel. The mills stood where 
Dean & Dart had a sawmill before 1873. The mills were burned between 
10 and II o'clock in evening, Dec. i, 1805, with Mr. Polk, wife, and two 
children. One other son, Artemas, was living Dec. 9, 187 1. Capt. Moses 
worked on his farm afterwards, as the mills were not rebuilt, until some 
time after a saw and powder mill were erected on the site; he lived and 
died in a gambrel-roofed house that stood where Mr. Sherman's house was 
in 1873, and went to town through the " Long Hollow road; " owned the 
church covenant Nov., 1763, with his wife. He m. Dec. 22, 1762, HANNAH 
NOBLE, dau. of Israel and Elizabeth (Miller), b. Feb. 5, 1745, at Westfield; 
there d. May 9, 1813, ag. 68, of fever. 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 

105. Oliver, b. Aug. 12, 1763; m. 

106. Roswell, b. Aug. 15, 1767; m. 

107. Dolly, b. Sept. 8, 1770; d. ag. about 16. 

108. Hannah, b. Oct. 11, 1772; m. Hezekiah Lewis, of W. Suffield, Conn. 

109. Adijah, b. March 6, 1776; m. Nancy Rowe, dau. of Lieut. Moses, 

and lived at W. Suffield, Conn. 

no. Sarah, b. Nov. 5, 1778; m. Nov. 29, 1798, John Bush, of Suffield, 

III. Charlotte, b. Sept. 5, 1784; m. Nov. 1802, Austin Porter, of E. Hart- 
ford, Conn. 


SARAH DEWEY, dau. of Moses, b. April 13, 1741, at Westfield, Mass.; 
there d. Jan. 23, 1829, ag. 87; m. Gen. WILLIAM SHEPARD, son of Dea. 
John and Elizabeth (Noble), b. Nov. 20, 1737, at Westfield: there d. Nov. 
16, 18 1 7, ag. nearly 80; was in the army during the French and Indian War; 
about 1754, became a lieutenant at the age of 21, and the ne.xt year received 
a captain's commission under Gen. Amherst and fought in nearly all the 
battles of that campaign. 

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At the close of tlie war, having served for six years, he returned home, 
there to remain until his country again called for his services in the Revolu- 
tionary straggle. Soon after April, 1775, he joined the troops at Cambridge, 
and May 19 received a commission as lieutenant in Col. Timothy Danielson's 
regiment; Dec, 1776, found him a colonel in the Continental army. He 
aided in the retreat from Long Island in Sept., 1777, and in 1780 was com- 
missioned a general under Lafayette, where he continued till the close of 
the war. He fought in 22 battles, establishing a high character of bravery 
and sound judgment. After the restoration of peace, he again returned to 
the duties of the farm, and like most of the other patriots of the time, after 
serving his country for a number of years with small reward, became an 
industrious and peaceful citizen. 

Being a brigadier-general of the Hampshire County militia, he was 
ordered out to put down the insurrection of Shays, in 17S6. 

He placed his command in defense of the arsenal at Springfield, being 
informed that the insurgents meditated its capture. 

When the misguided men approached, under the command of Shays, Gen. 
Shepard ordered them to retire on penalty of death. Taking no notice of 
the command and thinking that the government troops would not dare to 
fire, they advanced within 50 rods of the battery. A discharge was directed 
to their right and left and then over their heads, but still they advanced till 
the next volley directed at their centre drove them into confusion from 
which they never rallied. When the smoke arose three of the insurgents 
were found dead and a fourth mortally wounded. 

Thus, after forbearance had failed, was anarchy and misrule suppressed 
and order restored by the decision of arms. 

General Shepard was a presidential elector in 1789 and 1792; a member 
of the executive council of his State, 1792-6; and a representative in Con- 
gress, 1797-1803. He was appointed by the government of Massachusetts 
to treat with the Penobscot Indians, and afterwards by the national govern- 
ment to treat with the Six Nations. Not only was he a brave military officer, 
but possessed traits of character which made him respected as a citizen, and 
beloved as a relative and friend. 

On April 29, 1789, he was chosen a deacon of the First Congregational 
church in Westfield, and retained the office until his death, 28 years after. 

His plain, unpainted, two-story house stood on the south side of Shepard 
lane, now Franklin street, about half a mile west of Elm street, until a few 
years since. 

A plain stone marks his resting place in the centre of the old burying 
yard of Westfield bearing this inscription: "Hon. William Shepard | died | 
Nov. 16, 1817, I aged 80. | He fought the battles of his Country, | Aided 
in the councils of his Nation, | and Exemplified the character of the 
Christian. ' The righteous shall he in | Everlasting remembrance.' " 

AND Family History. 265 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 

1. William, 2d, b. March 19, 1760; d. July 13, 1823, ag. 62; m. Feb. 3, 

1785, Margaret Mosely; m. 2d, Frances Mosely. 

2. Turner, b. Sept. 16, 1762; d. July 8, 1798, ag. 35; lived at Hebron, 

N. y. ; m. Lydia Barber. 

3. Charles, b. Sept. 27, 1764; d. May 11, 1813, ag. 48; ni. Sept. 25, 

1788, Sally Taylor. 

4. Sarah, b. Feb. 17, 1767; d. April 3, 1847, ag. 80; m. Nov. 21, 

1799, Lysander Curtis; in. 2d, May 17, 1809, Wm. Eastman, of 
Granby, Mass. 

5. Noah, b. Feb. 20, 1769; m. Sophia Dewey, 114 q. v. 

6. Nancy, b. Oct. 25, 1771; d. Feb. 17, 1802, ag. 30, at St. Albans, 

Vt. ; m. Hon. Seth Wetmore, a lawyer, sheriff of Franklin Co., Vt. ; 
many years a member of the governor's council and judge of probate. 

7. Warham, b. Dec. 29, 1773; d. July 8, 1853, ag. 79, at Westfield, 

Mass.; lived on Shepard street; m. Lucy Marsh; m. 2d, Jan. 25, 
1815, Jerusha Eastman. 

8. Lucy, b. Dec. 15, 1778; d. March 5, 1833, ag. 54; m. Dec. 25, 

1806, Ephraim Hastings, of Heath, Mass. 

9. Henry, b. June 24, 1782; m. Huldah Shepard; m. 2d, Elizabeth 



ESTHER DEWEY, dau. of Moses, b. April 9, 1744, at Westfield, Mass. ; 
m. March 15, 1762, ENOCH SHEPARD, son of Dea. John and Elizabeth 
(Noble), and brother to Gen. William; b. Oct. 23, 1742, at Westfield; d. 
Sept. — , 1821, ag. 78, at Marietta, O. He m. 2d, Nov. 2, 1800, 
Margaret Goss. 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 

1. Esther, b. June 16, 1762. 

2. Enoch, 2d, b. May 29, 1765. 

3. Anne, b. Dec. 5, 1767. 


RUSSELL DEWEY, Adjutant, son of Moses, b. Aug. 7, 1754, at West- 
field; there d. Feb. 18, 1827, ag. 72, where he was a farmer, and lived on 
the west corner of Franklin and Shepard streets. Had interests at Murray- 
field, now Chester, Mass., and marched from there April 22, 1775, as fifer in 
Capt. David Shepard's Co., Col. Seth Pomeroy's Regt. ; served 10 days, 
enlisted May 2, and appears as fifer of Capt. .\bijah Child's Co., Col. Thomas 
Gardener's Regt., Aug. i, 1775; height 5 ft. 7 inches; appears with the rank 

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of quartermaster sergeant on Continental Pay Accounts of Col. Shepard's 
Regt. for services Jan. i, 1777, to Nov. 1, 1779, enlisted for 3 years or the 
war; promoted to wagon master Nov. i, 1779; reported sick at Westfield 
May S, 1779; was in the Battle of Bunker Hill, took his station at the " rail 
fence," and fired 13 of the 17 cartridges he carried into the field; was in the 
campaign for Quebec in 1776; in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, at the taking 
of Burgoyne, and at Valley Forge in 1778; in 1783 was commissioned adju- 
tant by Gov. Hancock, and served in the 2d and 3d Regts. Mass. Militia, 
until his resignation and honorable discharge in 1805; placed on the U. S- 
Pension Roll, Oct i, 1818, commenced to draw May 6, 181S; received 
$843.20 back pay and $96 per year until his death. The inscription on 
his marble tablet is as follows: '' In memory of | Adjt. Russell Dewey, | who 
died Feb. 18, 1827, | Aged 72 years. | He was a lover of his country | And 
fought for her independence." 

The following is a " Declaration " made by Adjt. Russell Dewey, and 
sent to the War Department, with his application for a pension, which was 

"Westfield, May 6th, 1818. 
Marched from Chester on or about the 23d of April, 1775, and joined the 
troops in Cambridge, near Boston; enlisted on the forepart of May as fifer 
in Captain Child's company, Col. Gardener's regiment, for eight months. 
Was discharged in the fore part of Jan., 1776, and returned to Chester. 
Enlisted on the first of February under Capt. Grovner for three months in 
Maj. Cady's detachment and was appointed fife major of said detachment 
and marched immediately to Quebec. Was discharged on or about the 6th 
of May, when our troops retreated from that place and returned to Chester. 
Enlisted about the first of June under Capt. Gray, of Col. Woodbridge's regi- 
ment, for six mouths and marched immediately for Ticonderoga. Soon after 
our arrival at that place I was appointed Fife Maj. of Gen. Bricket's brigade. 
Was discharged about the first of December and returned to Westfield. 
Enlisted in February or March, 1777, during the war under Lieut. Martin 
Smith, of Capt. Ball's company. Col. \Vm. Shepard's regiment. Gen. Glover's 
brigade, as Quarter Master Sergt. Rec'd my warrant as Q. M. Sergt. Sept. 
14th, 1778. Was promoted to Wagon Conductor on the 21st of August, 1779, 
to Gen. Glover's brigade. Was returned promoted and left off the rolls in 
the regiment. Continued in the brigade until the fore part of June, 1780; 
then by the consent of Col. Shepard and Gen. Glover resigned and left the 
service and returned to Westfield. 


The following is a part of Adjutant Dewey's War Diary: 
Jan. 30, 1776. A funeral. Traveled to the northward; traveled to 

31st. Tarried in the town that day. 

Feb. I. Traveled to Gageboro. 

2d. Traveled to Landlord King's in New Lebanon. 

AND Family History. 267 

3d. Traveled to Landlord Corbin's in Albany, had sum differance; lay 
at the barber's. 

4th. We viewed the city; tarried 3 days; the 7th day we traveled to 
Landlord Briant's in Stillwater, there we heard the harpsicord and see the 
negro dance. 

8th. Traveled to Saratoga. 

9th. " " Landlord Smith's in Fort Edward, which makes in whole 
of our travel to this place 133 miles. 

Feb. 10. We marched from Fort Edward to halfaway brook to Ld. Wing 
which was a plane way very bad traveling upon the account of a rain the 
night before; the water was a near about middle deep some part of the way. 

nth. We marched from halfaway brook to Fort George; was a plane way. 
7 miles. 

1 2th. We left Fort George and came to Ticonderoga across the lake 40 

13th. Left Ticonderoga came above Crown Pomt on the Lake Champlain ; 
20 miles. 

14th. We marched on the lake to Stilburn which was 25 miles. 

15th. We marched on the lake nearly 30 mile with the Co. and in our 
march one span of our horses broke through the lake which took us an hour 
to get them out; at night we made a halt for to encamp, it being 21 miles to 
any house; 8 of us had a mind to go to the house; we got leave of the 
Captain to go on; we traveled about 16 mile, two of us gave out and we 
could no go any further; we went on to the land and made a fire and stayed 
there that night; we 8 traveled 46 miles. 

1 6th. We 8 marched to the white house and waited there for the Co. 5 

17th. We left Lake Champlain 9 miles. 

Sunday i8th. We marched on the river to St. John 21 miles. 

19th. Left St. John and marched to Montreal 27 miles. 

20. Lay by in Montreal. 

2ist. Viewed arms at night; 3 or 4 of us went to Col. Presson's quarters. 

Thursday 22d. I felt had very bad cold and was very poorly. 

23d and 24. Nothing remarkable happened. Amen. 

Sunday 25th. I went to the French Church and see them carry on and 
heard the organ. 

26th. 2 companies marched into Montreal and one marched for Quebec. 

27th. A Post arrived at Montreal and brot. news that our troops had 
burnt and took Boston. 

28th. We settled all our affairs in the mess and used the pot together. 

29th. Nothing remarkable happened except 2 bottles of wine which was 
handed round among us considerable; dito. Amen! 

March i, 1776. Nothing remarkable happened. 

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2(1. We used the pot together, strangely. 

Sunday 3d. Nothing remarkable happened e.xcept brandy and loaf sugar. 

4th. Nothing remarkable happened e.xcept a fire which broke out and 
burnt up the armorer shop and one gun that belonged to the Co, and how 
much more I cannot tell. 

5th. 3 Cos. marched for Quebec. 1 1 slay load of provisions arriveil to 
Place; at night 2 or 3 of us walk to the city and used the pot with Lieut. 

6th. We left Montreal and marched for Quebec 4 miles. 

7th. Proceeded on our march toward Quebec on the river St. Lawrence 
20 miles. 

8th. Marched on the river 22 miles it being settled all the way, we came 
by towns, with churches in them; nothing remarkable happened that day 
nor the day before only the Capt. cursing and swearing to the Lieut. 

Saturday 9th. Nothing remarkable happened on our march 24 miles; we 
marched by 3 towns that day. 

loth Marched by 2 towns and came to a town called the 3 Rivers; a 
large town with 3 meetinghouses 21 miles 

nth. We marched by 2 towns, nothing remarkable happened e.xcept sore 
eyes; 18 miles. 

12. Lay still upon the account of its raining in the A. ^L and one of our 
Co. being sick and unable to march. 

13th. Marched 30 miles, part of the day we marched upon the land; we 
marched by 5 more towns that day. 

i'4th. It was a very bad stormy day; we marched by 3 more churches one 
had 3 steeples; 20 miles. 

15th. Was a fine pleasant day; we arrived at Quebec; we marched by 4 
churches and i image that day; 22 miles. The whole of my march from 
Murri's field to this place is 520 miles. 

Saturday i6th. Nothing remarkable happened except a smokehouse which 
our Co. was put into and almost smoked my eyes out; three company is 
march in this day. 

17th. They fired from the walls of Quebec considerable. 

Monday i8th. I viewed the wall of Quebec; they fired at me 2 or 3 times 
without danger. 

19th. Nothing remarkable happened except the infection of the small 
pox, which we began to prepare for. 

20th. Nothing remarkable happened. 

21. " " ■' except hungry men; for we being a 

fixing for the small pox might not eat nor drink anything except bread and 
water, that is we could not git any thing else to eat. 

22d. Nothing remarkable happened. 

AND Family History. 269 

23d. We had news that the King's troops had taken 20 slay load of pro- 
visions; about 60 of our troops went down the river to retake them. 

24th. It was a cold windy day and the snow flev/ and winds was so high 
that we was afraid to go out a door for fear we should be blowed away for 
our preparation brought us so low that we were almost as light as eagles. 

Monday 25th. News came to head quarters that our men had killed and 
taken upward of 30 of the enemy. 

26th. I begun to break out with the smallpox. 

27th. The Commodore arrived at Quebec and brot. us the good news 
that Gen. Lee was at Crown Pt. with 15 10 troops of them French Regulars 
from France and that the French brought 60 tons of powder with them. 

28th. I was very sick. 

29th. I grew better and got so well that I went to git my bottle but in 
vain the place where I left it was a grog shop; the man said it was stolen 
by somebody but swore he knew not where it was. 

30th. The Regulars hawled a gun out of the city and fired at our main 
guard and just at night they killed one of our men. 

31st. The Capt. or I.ieut. went to the hospital and what beat all was some 
crows which kept a crowing round there and I could not kill them but I 
stirred them dito considerable. 

Monday, April i. Nothing remarkable happened. 

2d. They wounded 2 of our men at the alarm post. 

3d. Our men opened a battery from Point Levi upon the town; 3 Cos. 
marched in this day belonging to Col. Por — . 

4th. Nothing remarkable happened except half allowance. 

5th. Nothing remarkable happened. 

6th. Gunpowder, smoke, fire and balls about these days. 

7th. Bali flying in the air. 

8th. Some firing. 

9th. Continual firing from Pc. Levi and from the town. 

Wednesday loth. A Post arrived at Quebec and brot news that Boston 
was taken; he said that our people bilt batries at the mouth of the harbor 
and stoped the Shipin from going out or in, and that they had bilt another 
upon Dorchester Point and some others that they had bilt; that they drove 
the shipin up in a heap round the part of the town and that our people played 
upon them so smart that they did send out a flag of truce to git leave to go 
of with their baggage and stores, which was not granted, but our people at 
last marched into town and took it with the loss of a number of men; but 
how many we did not hear. 

nth. Nothing remarkable happened. 

12th. There was a report in the camp that a woman came out of the city 
this aight and brought out this news, that there was a mutiny in the City 
and that Gen. Carlton was for giving up the City and Col. Macklen was for 

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keeping it. Macklen had the stronger party and over came Carlton and 
confined him. 

15th. The Bull that we set such a great store by died and he is now dead 
for the want of blood, his blood is all gone which causes us to lament 
greatly; for his blood was excellent good and nourishing to nature. 

Sunday 14th. Nothing remarkable happened. 

iSth. Was the day we longed to see for that was the day that our time 
was out and our Regiment had not past muster; we turned out that day to 
see if should Pass, and the muster-master not coming they whipped the 
Snake awhile and we was dismist for that time. 

17th. A Post arrived to this Place and confirmed the news about Boston 
being taken and brot. news that the King of France had sent a delegate to 
the Congress and had sent over a ship load of war like stores, and that he 
would assist us if the King of England engaged the Hanoverians against us. 

17th. Our Regiment turned out and mustered, it being the third time 
that we attempted the thing, and nobody appeared for to muster us; the 
same day about 40 of the Yorkers Paraded themselves before the General's 
for to git Liberty to go home. Some A them not being suited swore that 
they would plunder the inhabitants and fired at some people and tried to 
blow up the magazine but was taken and carried to the gard house and put 
in irons. 

iSth. 2 of our men deserted into the city. 

19th. Nothing remarkable happened. 

2°th. " " " except the Co. turning out in the 

morning by 3 o'clock, the which the Co. never did before. 

Sunday 21. 2 men coming to the river and calling for the canoe, I went 
to let them over and came to the other side and who should one of them be 
but George Knok and he not knowing me I set them over and then I spoke 
to them and then he knowed me and he seamed to be so glad to see me that 
he scarcely knew what to do with himself. This day i man died out of the 
Co. it being the first man we lost since we left home. 

22d. Our men opened a Battery down by the nunnery upon the town and 
there was a continual fire from the batry and town all the A. M. ; our men 
nre 40 shot from the batry that day and they Plumpt 39 of them into the 
thicket of the city. 

23d. They fire from the town dismounted the Bellows with their balls but 
hurt nobody. 

24th. One of our men was a ramingdown a hot ball and not having suffi- 
cient wading the gun went off and burned the man badly. 

2Sth. We was alarmed in the night and ordered to be upon Abraham 
Plains immediately for what we knew not, but it was supposed that our men 
was a going to send a fire ship in among their shiping that lay bawled up 
close into the town in order to burn them but it being a rainy night our men 

AND Family History. 271 

had but just turned out before we was dismist and there was nothing done 
that night. 

26. There was such a liring that the air was ful of balls some of them 
flying one way and some the other; our men being so engaged afiring that 
they split one of their cannon and hurt i man very bad so that he died. 

Feb. 3d, 1776. Pd. out for the Co. 3s. 3d. 

Feb. 8. Pd. out is. 2d. for cider. 

9th. Paper and paper bo.x 2s. ; more to a cheese 9s. 9d. 

Montreal Feb. 25, 1776. Anthony Mors, Sarg. dr. to si.x Pounds of Sugar 
at one shilling lawful money per Pound myself included 6 sh. 

28th. Due to Russell Dewey ^^13. Dr. to me Joshua Morse more to 
hard money 2s. Due to R. D. from J. Morse 3s. on our return home. 

Pd. out at Landlord Ritchenson at Fort George 4s. 

March 8. Corp. Pressons dr. for half a Point of rum 4d. more 4d. 

He m. after Aug. 5, 1781, at W. Springfield, Mass., SOPHIA CHAPIN, 
dau. of Capt. Elisha and Miriam (Ely, dau. of Joseph and Margaret). (Capt. 
Chapin commanded Fort Massachusetts in 1754 and was massacred by the 
Indians at Hoosack, now Williamstown, Mass., July 11, 1756; his dau Sarah 
A. m. John Farnham, of Westfield, who had been one of Paul Jones' men;) 
b. April 14, 1748, at Springfield, Mass.; d. Aug. 13, 1830, ag. 82, at \^ estfield. 

SIXTH GENERATION —Born at Westkield. 

112. Sewall, b. March 3, 1782; m. 

113. William, b. June 7, 1784; m. 

114. Sophia, b, Feb. 9, 1787; d. July 8, 1864, ag. 77, at Worcester, Mass; 

she joined Westfield church March i, 1812; m. May 2, 1832, Noah 
Shepard, her cousin, son of Gen. William, (No. 48,) b. Feb. 20, 1769. 
He m. ist Dolly Watson and had Dewey, who lived at Blandford, 
Mass.; George, who lived at Granville, Mass.; Marble; Thomas; 
Dolly, and Hannah. 

115. Laura, b. March 18, 1790; d. July 6, 1844, ag. 54, at Lisbon, III.; 

m. Sept. 19, 1826, Rev. Samuel Perry, who grad. at Yale in 1824; 
was a Congregational minister; moved to Lisbon, 111., and d. there 
after 1844, childless. 


GIDEON DEWEY, son of Moses, b. July 7, 1758, at Westfield, Mass.; 
d. June II, 1830, ag. 71, at E. Bloomfield, Ontario Co., N. Y. ; appears as 
private on a Muster and Pay Roll of C'apt. Daniel Sackett's Co., Col. Ruggles 
Woodbridge's regt., enlisted Aug. 20, 1777, discharged Nov. 29, 1777, served 
3 mos. 18 days, 8 days' travel included, served to the northward; also on two 
Descriptive Lists of Men Enlisted from Westfield according to Resolve of 

272 Dewey Genealogy 

June 9, 1779, for 9 mos., age 21; 5 ft. 4 in. high, brown hair and comple.\ion ; 
delivered to Capt. J. Cooper, enlisted in Capt. D. Mosely's Co., Col. J. 
Mosely's regt. ; also on a list of 9 mos. men in Capt. Pope's Co., 4 Regt., Col. 
Wm. Shepard's; served July 27, 1779, to April 27, 1780; was a pensioner; 
m. ist, Dec. 27, 1781, at Deerfield, Mass., JOANNA ALLEN, dau. of David 
and Joanna (Severance, dau. of Joseph), b. Oct. 14, 1760, at Deerfield, 
Mass.; d. and he m. 2d April 13, 1803, at East Bloomfield, N. Y., Mrs. 
EUNICE WILLER, or WELLER, nee HAWLEY, b. 1773; living at Lima, 
Liv. Co., N. Y., in 1853; at Canandaigua, N. Y., with son Miles S. in i860. 

SL\TH GENERATION — Born in Connecticut. 

116. Solomon. b. Nov. 28, 1783; m. 

117. William, b. Jan. 27, 1793. 

118. Gideon, 2d, b. Feb. 11, 1795; ^■ 

119. David, b. Dec. 15, 1797; m. 

120. Betsey, b. Dec. 10, 1799. 

By Skcond Wife. 

121. Birdsey, b. June 26, 1804; m. 

122. Miles Sheldon, b. Sept. 13, 1806; m. 

123. Lavinia, b. Nov. 8, 1808. 

124. Sylvester B., b. June 23, 1811; lived at Rochester, N. Y., in i860. 


SAMUEL DEWEY, 3d, son of Samuel, 2d, b. Jan. 25. 1737, at Sheffield. 
Mass., appears credited with 11 weeks and 5 days' service on Muster Roll 
of Capt. Elisha Noble's Company (of Sheffield), dated Boston, March 10, 
1756; m. and had eight in his family at Skenesborough (now Whitehall), 
N. Y., in 1773; the town records of Whitehall were burned several years 
ago, so no record can be found of his family, but circumstances and tra- 
ditions lead us to believe that the persons named below were some of his 


127. Ezekiel, b. about 1770; m. 

128. Solomon, b. March 12. 1778; m. 

129. A daughter, b. ; m. Alva Howard, and lived in northern New York. 


ZENAS DEWEY, probably son of Samuel, 2d, and Elizabeth (Young- 
love), b. about 1750, near Sheffield, Mass.; Zeanus or Zenus Dewey appears 
as private on Lexington Alarm Roll in Capt. Agrippa Wells' co., Col. 

AND Family History. 273 

Samuel William's regt. ; marched from Greenfield, Mass., April 20, 1775; 
enlisted, Ma)' i, in Continental Army; appears on an order for cartridge 
boxes dated June 18, 1775, in Capt. Oliver Parker's co.. Col. Prescott's 
regt. ; also with rank of corporal in Capt. Edward Blake's co.. Col. Jonathan 
Brewer's regt., dated Aug. i, 1775; enlisted April 25, 1775; served 3 mos. 
8 days from Deerfield; also as private in Capt. Russell's co., Col. Brewer's 
regt.; also signed an order for bounty coat due for 8 mos. service in 1775 in 
Capt. Thaddeus Russell's co., Col. Jonathan Brewer's regt., dated Prospect 
Hill, Nov. 13, 1775; m. Dec. 26, 1779, at Falls Village, Conn., JOANNA 
ROOT, dau. of Phineas and Rebecca (Wing). 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Falls Village, Canaan, Conn. 

130. Isabelle, b. Feb. 12, 1781; m. March 27, 1800, at Norfolk, 

Conn., James Stone. 

131. Zenas, 2d, b. March 22, 1782. 
Philo, b. Feb. 15, 1784; d. soon. 
Diana, b. March 25, 1786; d. soon. 

132. Philo, b. Jan. 12, 1789. 

133. Joanna, b. Oct. 31, 1790. 

134. Diana, b. Nov. 3, 1794. 

135. Minerva, b. Aug. 8, 1798. 

136. Rebecca, b. June 13, 1800. 

137. Samuel Younglove, b. July lo, 1802. 


JONATHAN DEWEY, 2d, son of Jonathan, b. Oct. 21, 1732, at Suffield, 
Conn.; was living there as late as Feb. 1800; m. Nov. 18, 1766, at Sufifield, 
Conn., LYDIA COOPER, dau. of Timothy and Lydia, b. Aug. 13, 1742, at 
Springfield, Mass. 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Suffield. 

138. Catharine, b. Jan. 7, 1768. 

139. Samuel, b. April 23, 1770. 

140. Lydia, b. May 8, 1772. 


JOANNA DEWEY, dau. of Israel, 2d, b. Aug. 2, 1743, at Westfield, 
Mass.; d. March 11, 1817, ag. 74; m. Feb. 6, 1765, JOHN MORSE, of 
Pittsfield, Mass., son of Isaac and Elizabeth, of Shrewsbury, b. Feb. 25, 
1736; d. Feb. — , 1825, ag. 89, having lived at Washington, Mass. 

274 Dewey Genealogy 


1. Sarah, b. Feb. i8, 1767; d. Jan. 6, 1850, at Joy, N. Y. ; m. John 

Granger, of Sodus, N. Y. 

2. Electa, b. Dec. 24, 1768; d. March 5, 1S05; m. Dea. Franklin, of 

Washington, Mass. 

3. John, b. Jan. 7, 177 i; lived in N. Y. State. 

4. Parthena, b. July 27, 1775; d. Aug. 3, 1800; m. Hutchinson H. 

Moore, of Junius, N. Y. 

5. Enoch D., b. Dec. 14, 1777; lived in Union Co., O. 

6. William, b. Feb. 3, 1780; d. in Bedford, O. 

7. Ezekiel, b. Feb. 15, 1782; m. 1805, Lois Sibley ; lived at Brunson, O. 

8. Charles D., b. Feb. 13, 1784; m. Ann Buck, of Lanesboro, Mass.; 

lived at Lowville, N. Y. 

9. Aurelia, b. April 4, 1786; m. Truman Turrell; lived at Attica, N. Y. 
10. Joanna, b. July 20, 1788; m. Hutchinson H. Moore, of Junius, 

N. Y. 

ENOCH DEWEY, son of Israel, 2d, b. Oct. 15, 1745, at Westfield, 
Mass.; d. Feb. 16, 1778, ag. 32, of small-pox, at Pittsfield, Mass., while on 
a journey; he appears on a list of men in Capt. Eli Root's co.. Col. Easton's 
regt., who enlisted Aug. 4, 1775, marched to Canada and served till Dec. 30, 
1775, 22 weeks, 2 days, enlisted for Pittsfield; m. Aug. 14, 1772, MARTHA 
FOOTE, dau. of Daniel and Martha (Stillman), b. June 10, 1754, at Sims- 
bury, Conn.; d. Jan. 30, 1831, ag. 76, at Middlebury, Vt. ; she m. 2d, May 
— , 1779, Roger Noble, son of Israel, and settled in Middlebury, Vt. ; joined 
Pittsfield church in 1775. 


141. Stillman, b. July i, 1773; m. 

William, bapt. Feb. 25, 1776, at Pittsfield; d. March 11, 1776, ag. 
1 1 mos. 

142. Patty, bapt. May 18, 1777; d. June — , 1821, ag. 44; m. 1797, Jacob 

Fuller, of New Haven, Vt. 


STEPHEN DEWEY, son of Israel, 2d, b. Oct. 24, 1749, at Westfield, 
Mass.; d. May 17, 1826, ag. 49, at Sidney, N. Y. ; a farmer at Westfield and 
Sidney; appears as private in Lieut. John Shepard's co., marched from 
Westfield, .'Vpril 20, 1775, served 8 days, then enlisted for 8 months in Capt. 
Park's CO., Col. Danielson's regt.; made a corporal and was ciuartermaster 
at the same lime; appears as quartermaster's sergeant in an order dated June 

AND Family History. 275 

II, 1775; re-enlisted Oct. 21, 1776, for 28 days, as private in David Mosely's 
CO., Col. John Mosely's regt. ; m. Feb. 8, 1775, NAOMI BAGG, dau. of 
Daniel, 2d, and Abigail (Dewey, No. 8024), b. Sept. 25, 1750, at Westfield, 
Mass.; d. Aug. 4, 1818, ag. 67, at Sidney, N. Y. 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 

143. William, b. June 4, 1775; m. 

144. Naomi, b. Nov. 2, 1777; d. unm. June 5, 1854, ag. 76. 

145. Roxy, b. Feb. 16, 1780; m. Jan. 10, 1800, John Bissell. 

146. Clarissa, b. Feb. 28, 1783; d. unm. Dec. 30, 1804, ag. 21. 

147. Roger, b. Aug. 15, 1785; m. 

148. Daniel, b. Oct. 18, 1789; m. 


NOBLE DEWEY, son of Israel, 2d, b. June 15, 1752, at Westfield, 
Mass.; there d. Dec. 23, 1830, ag. 78; m. Aug. 20, 1772, ELEANOR 
POMEROY, dau. of Lieut. Daniel and Rachel (Mosely, dau. of Joseph; she 
m. 1763, Lieut. Moses Dewey, No. 27), b. Oct. 20, 1752, at Northampton, 

SIXTH GENERATION —Born at Westfield. 

151. Electe, b. Nov. 16, 1772; m. Jan. 8, 1796, Oliver Bush, son of 

Zachariah, 2d and Mary (Falley), b. Aug. 13, 1770, at Westfield. 

152. Eunice, b. 1776; d. unm. July 8, 1829, ag. 53, at Stockbridge, 

Mass., having lived in the family of H. W. Dwight for 3 or 4 years; 
in her will she gave all her estate to her four sisters, excluding Mrs. 
Bush, and her aged father to have a support for life out of it; joined 
Westfield church March 4,1804. 

153. Lucretia, b. 1779; d. unm. Sept. 4, 1849, ag. 70, at Springfield. 

154. Lucy, b. 1781; m. Dec. I, 1812, at Northampton, Mass., Enoch 

Jewett, and had Isabella; Frances; Henry; Albert; Edward; they 
moved to near Cleveland, O. 

155. Mary, b. July, 25, 1785; m. 

156. Eleanor, b. 1787; d. unm. March 25, 1834, ag. 47, at Northamp- 

ton; willed her cousin Mrs. Nancy Bolter $1,500, the rest to her 5 
Jewett nephews and nieces. 
A son, b. Nov. — , 1788; d. April 22, 1789. 

157. George, b. 1790; lived at Litchfield, Conn., and Springfield, Mass.; 

made his will March 4, 1842, at Litchfield; after his death his wife 
was to have {he use of all of his property and at her death it was to 
go to Sarah E. Terrell; he m. Sept. 10, 1815, at Litchfield. Sabra 
Johnson, dau. of Azariah, who d. March 8, 1853, aged 59, at Spring- 
field; on the 25th of Aug., 1863, Sarah E. Upson, of New Britain, 

276 Dewey Genealogy 

Conn., was appointed administrator of the estate of George Dewey, 
late of Springfield, the the executrix having deceased. (.See Hamp- 
den County, Mass., Probate Records, Vol. 26, p. 442; Vol. 29, 
p. 106.) 


EZEKIEL DEWEY, son of Israel, 2d, b. July i, 1754, at Westfield, 
Mass.; there d. Aug. 17, 1797, ag. 43; lived at Pittsfield until March, 1795, 
when he bought of his brother, Israel Dewey, for JQ220, 11 acres, a dwelling 
house and barn on Shaker road at Westfield; this was valued at only jQiio 

in June, 1798; m. 1783, at Pittsfield, Mass., Mrs. HANNAH BAKER or 

BARKER; she was probably the Widow Dewey who d. Jan. 17, i8ii,ag. 45, 
at Westfield; David Hannum, chosen guardian of David, son of Ezekiel, 
deceased, Nov. 26, 1805, may have been brother to Mrs. Hannah Dewey. 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Pittsfield. 

161. Otis, b. about 1784; m. 

162. David Little, b. 1788; m. 

163. Theodosia, b. Nov. 28, 1791; m. 

164. Enoch, b. March 3, 1793; m. 

165. George Rodney, b. Dec. 11, 1795, at Westfield ; m. 

166. Ezekiel, 2d, b. May 9, 1797; m. 


ISRAEL DEWEY, 3d, son of Israel, 2d, b. Jan. 6, 1757, at Westfield, 
Mass.; moved to "Black River Country" in N. Y., probably Jefferson 
county; said to have served 4 months in the Revolutionary War, 1776; m. 
Nov. 23, 1786, at Westfield, Mass., LYDIA WELLER, dau. of Ebenezer 
and Sarah (Bridgeman), b. May 22, 1760. 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 

167. Martin, h. Aug. 21, 1791; m. 

Probably others not heard of by compilers. 


HERMAN DEWEY, son of Israel, 2d, b. Oct. 18, 1761, at Westfield, 
Mass.; appears as private on muster and pay roll of Capt. Preserved Leon- 
ard's CO., Col. Elisha Porter's regt., of Hampshire Co., Mass., enlisted July 
28, served to Sept. 2, 1779, at New London, Conn.; also in Capt. Mosely's 
CO., Col. Mosely's regt., for 3 mos., Oct. 26, 1780, raised by order of 
Resolves of June, 1780; moved to Ro.xbury, Delaware Co., N. Y., and kept 
a tavern over twenty years; m. after Jan. 30, 1785, SARAH NOBLE, dau. 
of Rev. Gideon and Christian (Cadwell), b. Sept. 5, 1761, at Westfield. 

AND Family History. 277 


171. Joanna, b. 1786. 

172. Rowland, b. 1788; lived in Herkimer Co., N. Y. 

173. Jared, b. 1790. 

174. Henry, b. 1792. 

175. Electa, b. 1794. 


SARAH DEWEY, dau. of Aaron, b. June 23, 1748, at Westfield, Mass.; 
d. May 24, 1800, ag. 51, at Suffield, Conn.; m. Feb. 21, 1775, at Suffield, 
Conn., ITHEMER REMINGTON, son of Samuel, 2d, and Abigail (Lane), 
b. Feb. 29, 1748, at Suffield, Conn; there d. March 11, 1792, ag. 44. 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Suffield. 

1. Ithemer, 2d, b. Sept. 2, 1783; d. Feb. 15, 1834. 

2. Sarah, b. Aug. 2, 1785. 

3. Clarissa, b. April 22, 1787. 

4. Charlotte, b. Aug. 4, 1789. 


AARON DEWEY, 2d, son of Aaron, b. Jan. 15, 1751, at Westfield, Mass. ; 
d. Feb. 17, 1824, ag. 73 at Franklin, N. Y. ; a farmer at Westfield, Mass.; 
moved to Franklin, N. Y., about 1800; appears on a muster and pay-roll of 
Capt. David Mosely's co., Col. John Mosely's regt., Oct. 21, Nov. 17, 1776; 
marched to re-enforce the Northern Army, commanded by Lt.-Col. Timothy 
Robinson. On the 12th of February, 1798, " Aaron Dewey, of Westfield, 
yeoman, and wife Sybel deeded to Roland Parks, gent, a homelot or home- 
stead in Westfield, 5 1-2 acres with dwelling house, barn, etc., bounded west 
on the highway (Shaker road), Westfield to Suffield, north on Stephen 
Ashley's land, east and south on John Dewey;" m. March 12, 1777, SIBYL 
CADWELL, dau. Abel and Anna (Dwight), b. Aug. 7, 1755, at Westfield. 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 

181. Aaron, 3d, b. Oct. 10, 1777; m. 

Eunice, b. Dec. 19, 1779; d. Aug. 15, 1790, ag. 10. 

Charles, b. Jan. 29, 1782; d. Jan. 27, 1783. 

82. Sibyl, b. Nov. 7, 1783; d. unm. April 18, 1868, ag. 84. 

83. Charles, b. June 15, 1786; m. 

84. Anna, b. Aug. 20, 1788; m. 

85. Royal Dwight, b. Oct. 3, 1791; m. 

86. Eunice, b. Feb. 24, 1794; m. 

278 Dewey Genealogy 


JOHN DEWEY, son of Aaron, b. Jan. 20, 1754, at Westfield, Mass.; d. 
Dec. 31, 182 1, ag. 67, at Leyden, N. Y. ; was a clothier; selectman at West- 
field, 1797-8, and 1801; moved to Leyden, Lewis Co., N. Y., in 1802. He 
was one of the company of Minute men which marched from Westfield on 
the Lexington Alarm April 19, 1775; re-enlisted April 28 for eight months 
in Captain Park's company, Col. Danielson's regiment. He kept a diary 
telling of his experiences in the army from April 4, 1776, to Feb. 13, 1777, 
as follows: 

'' Journal of John Dewey, a Private in the Sd Afassachii setts Regiment, from 
April J^th, 1776, to February 20th, 1777. 

April 4th, A. D. 1776. — We marched from Roxbury Camp to Dedham; 
lodged at Walpole. 

Sth — to Wentham; lodged at Attleboro. 

6th — to Tucket; lodged at Providence. 

7th — to Johnson; lodged at Scituate. 

8th — to Coventry; lodged at VoUentown. 

9th — to Plainfield; lodged at Norwich two nights. 

nth — to New London. 

Sunday night, the 14th inst., we lodged aboard the sloop called the Lion, 
commanded by Capt. Champten. At 9 o'clock in the morning we set sail 
for New York; we sailed about three miles; the wind shifted, and we were 
obliged to halt. At night we sailed back into New London harbor; in the 
morning (i6th inst.) the wind favored us. With a pleasant gale about sun- 
rise in the morning we hoisted sail, and we sailed within about eighteen miles 
of New York; at sunset we cast anchor. The next day we got into New 
York about noon, and a fine city it is. 

May 6th — Our regiment moved into tents about two miles from the city, 
by the side of the North river. 

September 14th, evening — We marched out of New York. On the 15th, 
at 9 o'clock, the regular troops landed on the island. 

i6th — There was an engagement; our men drove them; the number that 
was killed is unknown to me; the engagement held about two hours; the 
same day our regiment crossed the ferry just below Fort Washington, and 
encamped by the river at Burdet's ferry, thirteen miles from New York. 

i8th — We moved about two miles to a place called the English neighbor- 
hood and encamped. 

20th — We marched back and encamped half a mile from Fort Constitu- 
tion — 1 mile. 

22d — In the evening we marched to Bull's ferry and worked there all 
night stopping the roads to prevent the enemy approaching — 3 miles. 

23d — We marched to Bergen and encamped — 8 miles. 

October 5th — We marched from Bergen to the English neighborhood, 
about twelve miles, and encamped. 

13th — We marched from the [camps], crossed Burdett's ftrry and 
marched to King's bridge and lodged there. 

14th — We marched to Capt. Chester, about a mile from the town, and 
encamped — 14 miles. 

AND Family History. 279 

i6th — We marched about one mile toward Frog Point and encamped in 
the woods. 

17th — We marched to West Chester, about two miles, and encamped. 

19th — About 8 in the morning we had an alarm as we were marching off; 
we heard the small arms very brisk; Col. Read's regiment attacked them, 
but was obliged to retreat with the loss of two men. About noon Col. 
Shepard's regiment tackled them, but was obliged to retreat with the loss 
of one man. 

20th — We encamped at Mile Square, about 4 miles from West Chester, 
where the engagement was. 

25th — We marched to White Plains. 26th — Encamped; 13 miles. 

27th — We marched almost i mile and encamped on a hill in a wheat 

28th — They had an engagement in White Plains. 

29th — We moved up a hill in the woods about lo rods and encamped. 

November loth — We moved from Mount Misery about a mile and a half, 
into the bounds of North Castle. 

i6th — Fort Constitution was taken. 

26th — Marched to N. Castle — 12 miles. 

28th — Marched to Crum Pond — 12 miles. 

December ist — Marched to Peekskill — 5 miles. 
3d — Marched to King's Ferry, 4 miles; crossed the ferry and encamped. 
4th — Marched to Haverstraw, 5 miles; a detachment of 100 men from 
each brigade to reconnoitre with Gen. Lee. 
5th — Marched to Cacoat; 10 miles. 
6th — Marched to Ramapo; 16 miles. 
7th — Marched to Pompton; 4 miles. 
8th — Marched to Hanover; 8 miles. 
9th — Marched to Chatham; 8 miles. 

loth — Marched to Morristown; 7 miles. 

nth — We lay by, and at night it snowed and rained very hard. 

i2th — Marched to Pepack; 12 miles. 

13th — About 9 o'clock Gen. Lee was taken by a plan of the Tories at 
Baskingridge. We marched to Germantown; 7 miles. 

14th — Marched to Rockaway; 9 miles. 

15th — Marched to Phillipsburgh; we marched all day and till 5 o'clock 
in the [morn. {?)]; crossed Delaware river at Eagletown; 24 miles. 

i8th — Marched to Bethlehem: crossed the river at Rope Ferry: 14 
miles. Bethlehem is inhabited by the Moravians. 

19th — Marched to Burlington: 16 miles. 

20th — It snowed and rained; we laid by. 

2ist — We struck our tents and marched to Newtown; 14 miles. 

24th — Marched one mile to another grove. 

25th, Christmas Day — Gen. Washington, with part of his army, marched 
to Trenton, where was a body of the enemy stationed (Hessians and a num- 
ber of light horse); we marched 4 miles to Brown's ferry; crossed Delaware 
river at 10 o'clock at night; marched 8 miles towards Trenton. 

26th — y^ttacked the town, and after a smart cannonading and musketry 
of about an hour we killed, took prisoners and put to flight the whole body 
of the enemy. The number of prisoners taken at Trenton; i colonel, 2 
lieutenant-colonels, 3 majors, 4 captains, 8 lieutenants, 12 ensigns, 92 
sergeants, 12 drummers, 9 musicians, 25 servants, 742 privates; total 910 — 

28o Dewey Genealogy 

Number killed of the enemy, i colonel, 2 captains, 3 lieutenants, 60 privates. 
2,150 of our men were in the action. The loss on our side was verv incon- 
siderable, but only 4 or 5 killed, and 13 wounded. It was severe cold, and it 
snowed, rained and hailed the night after the 25th and all day the 26th. 
In the time of the action our regiment was ordered through a river which 
proved to be about midthigh, in order to cut off the enemy's retreat; we 
marched back to the ferry in the lots and wet; there were so many of us to 
cross that we could not get over before the next morning; there were two 
of our men perished of the cold and wet, and ohe Hessian. 

27th — We arrived in camp after a very fatiguing journey of 14 miles. 
This is a Christmas worthy of remembrance. 

30th — We struck our tents and turned them into the store, and marched 
to Trenton; 9 miles. 

31st — This day our time was out and by the General's desire we agreed 
to stay SIX weeks longer. 

January 2, 1777 — About 10 o'clock our camp was alarmed; the enemy 
had collected the chief of their forces from Princetown and Brunswick, and 
had begun their march to Trenton to attack us there. After our army had 
got posted in the best manner for their own defense, our brigade, with some 
other troops, was ordered to march up the river to a certain fordway, to 
prevent the enemy crossing the river. At this place we were drawn up 
in a line, where the enemy upon the other side took much advantage of the 
ground, which [they] improved, to cannonade us very severely when there 
was nothing to cover us from their shot but the open air. After going 
through an operation of this kind we retreated a small distance to a grove 
of wood, in which we built our fires; the enemy encamped right against us 
upon the other side of the river. A part of the enemy marched about sunset 
into Trenton and got repulsed by our troops, so the whole of the enemy 
encamped on one side of the river, and ours on the other. 

3d — In the morning at i o'clock we were ordered to swing our packs 
and march off; the most profound silence was to be observed on the march 
to Princeton; we steered our course, and about 8 o_clock we attacked the 
town; the enemy sallied out and gave us battle with a great deal of spirit 
and insolence; a large number were killed and 380 taken prisoners; the rest 
made their escape. Our loss was 30 or 40 killed and a number wounded ; 
the enemy we left fighting the lines at Trenton had then taken alarm and 
was pursuing us with a great fury. We plundered the town and pursued 
our march this night. We arrived at Summerset, 26 miles from Trenton, 
where we lay out in the open air. 

4th — Marched to Pluckemin, 14 miles, and encamped w-ithout tents or 

6th — Marched to Morristown, 18 miles. 

8th — The brigade marched to Chatham; I, being unwell, staid at Mor- 
ristown until the i2th, then I joined the regiment, 8 miles. This day our 
people took possession of Elizabethtown, and they killed and took 200 in 
and about that place. 

22d — Marched to Springfield; 4 miles. 

27th — Marched to Westfield; 5 miles. The division marched on to 
Scotch Plains, 3 miles. 

28th — I crossed at 5 o'clock, and marched on and found the regiment. 

29th — Marched to Elizabethtown, 12 miles. 

31st — To Springfield and to Chatham, 11 miles. 

AND Family History. 281 

24th inst. — [Col. Parker, with a scouting party which consisted of 300 
men, engaged a party of the English troops of 500 that came out from /Vmboy 
after hay; they had two field pieces, and our men had none. The Regulars 
got the heights, and our men had the lowlands; the action came on. Col. 
Parker and his party stood about 7 or 8 fires; the enemy's field pieces played 
so hot that they were obliged to retreat. Our men killed 25 of the enemy 
and wounded 70; we had not so much as a man killed, but 2 taken.] " 

" Chatham, in New Jersy State, February 14, 1777. 

I began my march to New England, and marched to Pompton Plains, 23 
miles. 15th, marched to Cacoat, 26 miles. lOth, marched to Chatliens, to 
the Peekskill, and to Chatlien's Manor; lodged at Fredericksborough, 40 
miles. Rode 18 miles in a stage. 

17th, to Quaker Hill; lodged at Ldt. Coon's, m Dover; 20 miles. i8th, 
to the Oblongs and Sharon; lodged at Salisbury; 23 miles. 

19th, to Sheffield, 8 miles. 

20th, to Lt. Crary's, at Westfield; 36 miles." 

" [Discharge.] 

Chatham, Feb. 13, 1777. 
These may certify that John Dewey hath faithfully served the term he 
engaged for in the 3d regiment, and is discharged with honor, and hath 
liberty to return to New England, and carry with him his arms, they being 
his own property. 

N. PETERS, Covimandingr 

In a deed, dated April 15, 1789, Datis Ensign, of Chester, Mass., clothier, 
and Isaac Ensign, of Westfield, yeoman, for £^i\ sold to John Dewey, of 
Westfield, " a certain fulling mill in Westfield on two-mile brook, adjoining 
Bagg's mill, with all utensils belonging to the same; liberty to use sd-mill for 
fulling cloth, when the water runs over the dam of the grist mill, adjoining." 

M. Sept. 16, 1780, by family records, ACHSAH CLAPP, dau. of Aaron 
and Jemima, b. Jan. 3, 1758, at Northampton, Mass. 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 

187. Sally, b. Sept. 2. 1781; m. 

188. John, 2d, b. April 16, 1783; m. 

189. Walter, b. Aug. 20, 1785; m. 

190. Chester, b. Dec. 7, 1787; m. 

Perez, b. May 19, 1790; d. Aug. 17, 1791. 

191. Perez. b. Dec. 18, 1792; d. Nov. 13. 1861, ag. 68, unm. and intes- 

tate, having been a successful merchant in Chautauqua Co., N. Y., 
and accumulated about $65,000. 

192. Achsah, b. May 26, 1795; ™- 

193. Lester, b. Jan. 12, 1798; m. 

282 Dewev Genealogy 


SILAS DEWEY, son of Aaron, b. Jan. 9, 1761, at Westfield. Mass.; d. 
after 1840, at Suffield, Conn.; lived at W. Suffield, Conn.; was a private in 
ist Conn, regt., July i-Dec. 9, 1780, Col. Jedediah Huntington's; was a 
pensioner 1832 in Hartford Co.; living in 1840; m. Jan. 18, 1791, at Suffield, 
ELIZABETH SPENCER, dau. of Daniel and Patience (Old), b. there May 
21, 1767; there d. Aug. 3, 1834, ag. 07. 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Suffield. 

195. Elizabeth, b. March 9, 1792 ; d. Jan. 26, 1865, ag. 72, at SufSeld, 

Conn.; there m. Nov. 28, 1816, Phineas Hanchett, b. 1792; d. 
March 19, 1865, ag. 73; they had Elizabeth Caroline, b. Feb. 27, 
1818; David, b. Oct. 8, 1820; Wm. Henry, b. Jan. 8, 1S23; Jane 
Louisa, b. Dec. 20, 1824. 

196. Silas, 2d, b. Apr. 15, 1790; m. 

197. Phineas Spencer, b. Jan. 27, 1799; m. 


LEVI DEWEY, son of Aaron, b. Jan. 28, 1764, at Westfield, Mass.; d. 
April 30, 1827, ag. 63, at Meadville, Pa, whither he had moved June, 1817, 
in ox teams, from Norwich Bridge, Huntington, Mass.; a blacksmith; 
Baptist deacon at Meadville and considered a marvel of business integrity, 
irreproachable in character; appears as private on a pay-roll of Capt. Heze- 
kiah Russell's 2d co., Sept. 27, 1784, served June 15-17, 1782, against 
insurgents at Northampton, Mass., by order of Elisha Porter, sheriff; m. 
, 1791, MARY SCOTT, b. May 6, 1770; d. Dec. 24, 1836, ag. 65. 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Huntington. 
b. Feb. 14, 1792; m. 
b. Jan. 24, 1794; m. 

b. April 3 1796; d. Oct. 20, 1859, ag. 63, at Meadville, 
March 18, 1824, A. Smith Harroan, and had John S., b. 

b. March 12, 1798; m. 
b. April 4, 1800; m. 
b. Feb. 16, 1802; m. 
., b. July 9, 1804; m. John Sizer, who d. June 8, 1838, and 
had S. Newell, b. Nov. 15, 1830, a farmer; Amelia M., b. Aug. 25, 

1833; Franklin, b. ; a farmer. 

Ma.y, b. March 19, i8o8; d. Feb. 23, 1835, ag. 26; m. Jan. 10, 

1828, Urban Parsons, b. Dec. 20, 1801, at Hawley, Mass., and had 


Levi, 2d, 





Pa.; m. 

Sept. 15 








Amanda F 

AND Family History. 283 

William K., b. Oct. 30, 1828; Nancy F., b. July 10, 1830; m. J. C. 
Cummings, of Siou.x Falls, S. D. ; A. Judson, b. June 10; d. July 
30, 1832; Ann D., b. Nov. 15, 1833; m. John Hart, of Buffalo Co., 
209. Sarah N., b. April 16, 1811; d. unm. Feb. 6, 1885, ag. 73. 


THOMAS DEWEY, son of Zebediah, b. about 1753, at Tyringham, 
Mass.; d. Jan. 2, 1813, Milton, Vt., where he was one of the first settlers, 
Feb. 15, 1782, and was prominent in town affairs for many years after 1788; 
served in his father's company of Vt. militia; m. July 22, 1784, at Poultney, 
Vt., CHARITY ASHLEY, who was living Aug. 23, 1848, ag. 83, at Milton, 
Vt., when she applied for a pension. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Milton, Vt. 

211. Anne, b. Nov. 8, 1785. 

212. Rising, b. April 27, 1786 (?). 

213. John, b. April 15, 1789; m. Emily Stone. 

214. Fanny, b. Jan. 15, 1794; m. Loren Brigham and moved west. 

215. Betsey A., b. Feb. 3, 1807; d. Sept. 21, 1882, ag. 75, at Winooski, Vt., 

childless; m. Dr. John S. Webster, b. Jan. 2, 1796; d. Dec. 30, 
1863, ag. 67. 


ZEBEDIAH DEWEY, 2d, son of Zebediah, b. 1757 or 1767, at Tyring- 
ham, Mass.; d. April 16, 1813, at Milton, Vt., where he was an early 
settler; m. Nov. 25, 1790, at Poultney, Vt., LOIS MOSELY; d. April—. 
1844, at Burlington. Vt. ; she m. 2d, Brigham. 


216. John Mosely, b. Aug. 11, 1791, at Poultney, Vt. ; m. 

217. Abigail, b. Oct. 15, 1793; d. March 27, 1871, at Watertown, 

N. Y. ; m. Pinney. 

218. Persis, b. Sept. 16, 1796; d. Oct. 17, 1872, at Fall River, Wis.; 

rn. Nov. 8, 1814, Dan. Day, of Winooski Falls and Burlington, 
Vt. ; they had 4 sons and 5 daus. (p. 94 Day Gene.). 

219. Harriet, b. Oct. 18, 1799; d. May 12, 1819. 


AZARIAH DEWEY, son of Zebediah, b. , 1765, atTyHngham, Mass. ; 

d. March 31, 1832, ag. 67, at Poultney, Vt., where his father settled about 

284 Dewey Genealogy 

1773; bought land at Castleton in 1796 and held same until 1827; lived at 
Milton, Vt., a few years, but returned to Pouitney to settle his father's 
estate; commissioned captain of Pouitney militia company, 1798, by Gov. 
Tichenor, but discharged by own request the same year; m. AMELIA 
SMITH, who d.; m. 2d, LOUISE DARBY, dau. of Phineas and Sarah, who 
d. March 18, 1853. 


221. Solomon Jackson, b. , 1799; m. 

222. Archibald, b. Feb. 17, 1801; m. 

223. Abigail, b. ; m. Eli Anderson and lived in Mich. 

By Second Wife. 

224. Benjamin Franklin, b. ; living on the old homestead at Pouitney, 

in 1898; m. Dec. 20, 1866, M. Caroline Fry, widow of James Fry. 
"225. John Milton, b. Oct. 2, 1810; m. 

226. J. Randolph, b. ; lived near the old homestead in Pouitney 

in 1898; m. Melissa Brown. 

227. Henry, b. ; d. . 

228. Eliza, b. — ; d. . 

229. James Monroe, b. July 31, 1826; lived at Fair Haven, Vt. ; at Berlin, 

Mass., in 1898; m. Dec. 11, 185 1, at Fair Haven, Lucy Loraine 
Wood, dau. of Samuel and Sabrina (Andrews), b. March 8, 1827; 
d. June 23, 1870; he m. 2d, May 14, 1873, Susan Stevens, dau. of 
Abil Barnum and Sophronia (Manning), b. Feb. i8, 1833, at 
Pouitney, Vt. 


JONATHAN DEWEY, son of Zebediah, b. about 1770, probably at 

Tyringham, Mass.; d. , at Mendon, N. Y., where he had lived several 

years; m. NEWTON. 


231. Nelson, b. . 

232. Zebediah, b. Jan. i, 1810; m. Esther Mears and lived at Rutland, Vt. ; 

one son George H., b. March 27, 1837, at Rutland, where he is a 
farmer in 1898; m. about 1865, Celestia Lucy Hewes, b. Oct. 31, 
1836, at Blue Island, 111. ; their children live at Grant Park, 111. ; 
one, Bert George, b. 1867, at Crete, 111., is a brick manufacturer; 
m. Dec. 27, 1S94, at Grant Park, 111., Minta Smith, dau. of Jackson 
and Elizabeth (Hayden), b. Feb. 9, 1870, at Yellowhead, 111.; the 
others are Harrie, Nelson and Bertha. 













AND Family History. 285 

DAVID DEWEY, M. D., son of Zebediah, b. March i, 1778, at Poultney, 
Vt. ; the second child born after the return of the settlers; d. Oct. 2, 1841, 
ag. 63, of stomach trouble, at Poultney, where he was a physician, farmer, 
inventor and manufacturer; stood 5 ft. 8 in. ; weighed 135 lbs. Invented and 
patented in 1809, the first implement for shearing cloth by machinery, con- 
sisting of a twisted shear blade, a shearing board and rollers, over which the 
cloth was stretched as it passed between the shear blade and board. There 
being no blacksmith in the vicinity that could weld iron on steel for the 
blades of his machine, he went to Connecticut, learned the art, came back 
and taught his blacksmith ; built a dam, trip-hammer and shops for the manu- 
facture of his machines, which were carried away by the flood of 181 1. 
Gave up the practice of medicine and devoted his time to the manufacture of 
his machines, which proved very lucrative for several years. From now on 
business of various kinds seemed to multiply on his active mind. He pur- 
chased other farms and engaged more extensively in farmmg. His mind 
was not idle as regards improvements on the shearing machine, for again, 
in 1814, he received letters patent for the invention of a " Vibrating Shear- 
ing Machine," an improvement by which a vibratory motion was given to 
the shear blade. These letters were signed by James Madison, President; 
James Monroe, Secretary of State, and Richard Rush, Attorney General. 
In 1816, near the site of the trip-hammer shop, he built a cotton factory, 
having rebuilt the dam some time before. He now engaged very e.\ten- 
sively, for those times, in the manufacture of cotton cloth. The next year 
he built and moved into his last place of residence. He also moved down 
the old school house of district No. 3, and made it an appendix to his 
factory. He continued his factory until it ceased to be profitable. In 1S18 
he again received letters patent for a second improvement on the shearing 
machine, and continued their manufacture. About this time he went into 
the mercantile business with William Wheeler, in the north half of the house 
now (1875) occupied by Mrs. P. M. Ross, East Poultney. Also about this time 
he built and carried on one of the ten distilleries which have been run in this 
town; but becoming convinced that the business was a wicked crime against 
society, he stopped it and let the distillery rot down. At the decline of the 
price of cotton goods, he changed his factory into a clothier's works, and 
put into one part of his factory a carding machine, built in the building by 
John Colby, Esq., of Hartland, Vt. ; he worked a whole year in the building 

286 Dewey Genealogy 

Dr. Dewey at one time owned a share of the printing office and fixtures 
of the Northern Spectator, a paper printed formerly at East Poultney. 
These various branches of business were carried on by him until they ceased 
to be as lucrative as he desired, and then his restless and inventive mind 
sought and produced others. During all these years he kept up his farming 
interests, which so increased on him that he at one time was owner of and 
carrying on no less than si.\ farms in this and adjoining towns. His home 
farm was purchased of Titus Watson, and with the farm he took " Capt. Bill 
Watson," a doughty hero of the Revolution, to board, as a sort of 

In 1837, Dr. Dewey received letters patent for the invention of the 
" Spring-Tooth Horse Rake," an implement which at once materially 
shortened the season and reduced the labor of haying, and of which the 
present improved spring-tooth wheel-rakes are but the outgrowth. Farmers 
of the present day can hardly realize the vast amount of labor saved by the 
agricultural machinery invented during these later years for their use and 

Dr. Dewey was one of those wiry, nervous men, who never know when 
they are tired, and possess the power of inspiring all about them with activity 
and energy. Such was his vigor and activity that quite often after his six- 
tieth year he was known to walk to Whitehall, N. Y., rather than care for 
and make use of a horse. Although shrewd in the acquisition of wealth, he 
was generous to the poor and liberal in the support of public institutions. 
His political bias may be known by his being elected the first secretary of 
the " Washington Benevolent Society," a society brought out in the interest 
of the " Federalists," in 1808. He became a professor of religion after the 
death of his youngest daughter, united with the Congregational Church in 
Poultney, and remained an active and consistent member until his death; 
m. March i, 1802, ANNA MORSE, dau. of Joseph and Anna (Coleman), b. 
about 1778, living in 1875. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Poultney. 


Charlotte Mosely, 

, b. Sept. 

, 8, 1804; m. 



b. Feb. 

2, 1807; m. 


Jacob Catlin, 

b. Jan. 

10, 1808; m. 


b. , 

1810; d. , 181 



; d. soon. 



b. Aug. 

16, 1813; m. 


Thomas David, 

b. Oct. 

7, 1815; m. 


Laura .Augusta, 

b. Feb. 

14, 1820; m. 



b. , 

1822; m. 

James C, 

b. : 

; d. soon. 


b. , 

1829; d. March 6, 


AND Family History. 287 


SOLOMON DEWEY, son of Medad, b. Nov. 7, 1758, at Westfield, Mass.; 
there d. May 6, 1804, ag. 45, called cordwainer in 1794; appears as private 
in Capt. Jonathan Steam's co. of Col. Dickinson's regt., commanded by 
Maj. Jonathan Clapp, marched on alarm at Ticonderoga; served July 7-Aug. 
12, 1777; also in expedition to Stillwater and Saratoga, Sept. 20-Oct. 14, 
1777, Capt. Oliver Lyman's co.. Col. Ezra May's regt. ; he lived south of 
Little River District school house at Westfield; m. Nov. 23, 1786, ESTHER 
DEWEY, No. 74, dau. of Israel, 2d, b. Nov. 15, 17^; d. April 7, 1835, ag, 71. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 

244. Fanny, b. Jan. 16, 1789; d. unm. Oct. 28, 1812, ag. 23. 

245. Rhoda, b. March 20, 1790; m. 

246. Arabelle, b. Sept. 11. 1792; d. unm. Jan. 2, 1865, ag. 72. 

247. Ashbel, b. June 19, 1795; "i- 

248. Julia, b. Jan. 20, 1798; m. 

249. Mary Ann, b. Dec. 26, 1801; m. 

250. Theodore, b. March 2, 1810; d. June 8, 1848, ag. 38, at Springfield, 

Mass., where he was an armorer; m. Hannah Foote; they had 

Ellen, b. ,184b, living at Springfield, Mass.; Theodore, b. 

March 22; d. Sept. 25, 1849. 


MEDAD DEWEY. 2d, son of Medad, b. Dec. 20, 1760, at Westfield, 
Mass.; d. April 15, 1849, ag. 88, at Leyden, N. Y. ; a farmer at Westfield, 
Little River District; moved in 1800, with family and goods on o.x sled; 
they followed the Mohawk Valley and arrived at Leyden in two weeks; 
appears as private in Capt. Preserved Leonard's Co., Col. Elisha Porter's 
Regt., July 28-Sept. 2, 1779; served at New London, in Hampshire Co. regi- 
ment; m. Sept. 25, 1788, TRYPHENA ROBERTS, b. , 1769; d. Jan. 

1839, ag. 70, at Leyden, N. Y. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 

251. Bethiah, b. Nov. 19, 1789; m. Job Fisk, of Leyden, N. Y., who d. 

childless in War of 1812; m. 2d, Col. John Barns, of Leyden, and 

had Joan, b. ; m. Hiram Collins of Turin, N. Y., a farmer on 

the eastern line of Hillsdale Co., Mich. 

252. Elizabeth, b. Aug. i, 1791; m. Ira Barnes, son of Col. John and first 

wife, a farmer "thirty miles up the river" from Cleveland O. ; 
moved to Hillsdale Co., Mich., near his father. 

253. Almira, b. Aug. 11, 1793; d. unm. Jan. 29, 1822, ag. 28, at Leyden. 

254. Harvey, b. Feb. 17, 1795; m. 

388 Dewey Genealogy 

255. Edmond, b. Oct. 14, 1799; m. 

256. Lemuel, b. Oct. , 1804, at Leyden, N. Y. ; m. 


OLIVER DEWEY, son of Moses, 2d, b. Aug. 12, 1763, at Westfield, 
Mass.; d. Jan. 20, 1845, ag. 81, at Cuyahoga Falls, O.; a farmer; moved 
to Northampton, Summit Co., O., about 1815; appears as private in Capt. 
John Carpenter's co., Sept. 30-Dec. 30, 1779, as guard at Springfield; also 
in Col. Mosely's regt. Oct. 26, 1780; also served July 20-Oct. 22, 1780, in 
Capt. Levi Ely's co.. Col. John Brown's regt.; m. Oct. 4, 1787, HULDAH 

MORLEY, b. Sept. 10, 1767; d. about 1809. He m. 2d, Mrs. DAVIS, 

who d. before him. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 

257. Moses, b. April 29, 1789; m. 

258. Dolly, b. March 31, 1791; m. 

Isaac, b. April 22, 1793; d. July 8, 1795. 

259. Ralph, b. Nov. 8, 1795; d. Sept. 10, 1827, ag. 31. at W. Suffield, 

Conn., being a resident of New York; m. Nancy , probably of 

W. Suffield; no children. 

260. Pamela, b. Jan. 6, 1798; m. 

261. Oliver, 2d, b. Aug. 30, i8oo; m. 

262. Huldah Ann, b. April 21, 1803; m. J. Beers. 

263. Hannah, b. Dec. 15, 1805; m. Hogue. 

264. Isaac Morley, b. Oct. 14, 1808; m. A. Darling. 


ROSWELL DEWEY, son of Moses, 2d, b. Aug. 15, 1767, at Westfield, 
Mass ; d. Feb. 18, 1824, ag. 56, at Northampton, O. ; a farmer; selectman 
at Westfield 1815-17; moved to Ohio in Sept., 1822; within three years he, 
his wife, and four children died of the fever that cut off so many of the early 
settlers there; m. at Exeter, Conn., JEMIMA LAY, dau. of Samuel and 

Keturah (Buckingham), b. , 1771, at Exeter, Conn.; d. July 29, 1823, 

ag. 52, at Northampton, O. ; joined Westfield church Nov. 30, 1794; dismissed 
June 21, 1807. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 

265. Steuben, b. June 3, 1793; d. unm. Jan. 30, 1818, ag. 24, at 

Charleston, S. C. 

266. Frederic, b. Dec. 8, 1794; d. unm. Dec. 3, 1815, at Westfield. 

267. Hezekiah, b. Dec. 24, 1796; d. unm. Sept. 20, 1826, ag. 29, at 

Northampton, O. 

AND Family History. 289 

268. Maritta, b. 1799; d. April 26, 1816, ag. 17. 

269. Charlotte, b. Feb. 18, 1801; m. 

270. Sally, b. 1803; d. unm. Sept. 25, 1825. 

271. George, b. 1805; d. unm. Sept. 27, 1825. 

272. Samuel, b. 1807; d. unm. Nov. 27, 1829, ag. 22, at Akron, O. 

273. Warham, b. i8o8; d. unm. Oct. 13, 1823, ag. 15. 

274. Louisa, b. 1810; d. May 14, 1854, ag. 43, at Akron O. ; m. 

Dr. Alexander Fisher; one son, Homer Dewey; d. Feb. , 1891; 

at Colorado Springs, Colo.; Geo., m. Feb., 1890, Mrs. Nellie B. 
Jarvis, of Colo. 

275. Wm. Harrison, b. June 18, 1813; m. 


SEWALL DEWEY, son of Russell, b. March 3, 1782, at Westfield, 
Mass.; d. June 30, 1850, ag. 68, at Nashua, N. H. ; buried at Westfield, 
Mass., where he was a wheelwright; built and lived in the house on Frank- 
lin St., opposite Shepard, with his brother William; lived in Nashua about 
a year; m. Feb. 12, 1810, at Westfield, MARCIA ELY, dau. of Capt. Darius 
and Margaret (Ashley), b. March 24, 1787, at W. Springfield, Mass.; d. Nov. 
27, 1852, ag. 65, at Worcester, Mass. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 

276. Russell Ely, b. June 8, 1812; m. 

277. Olive Ely, b. July 4, 1822; m. Oct. 31, 1849, at Nashua, N. H., 

Charles Francis Allen, of Worcester, Mass., b. Sept. 11, 1826, at 
Blackstone, Mass.; d. Oct. 26, 1884, ag. 58, at Worcester; they 
had five children; namely: i. Frank Dewey, b. Aug. 16, 1850; a 
lawyer in Boston; m. Lucy K. Rhodes; 2. Charles Sewall, b. March 
26, 1853; m. April 15, 1881, Georgiana Follansbe, and had 
Frank Dewey; m. 2d, Mary Carpenter Perkis, and had more chil- 
dren; 3. Edward Earle, b. April 12, 1856; d. Aug. 19, 1886; m. 
Sullie Griswold, and had Olive, Charles, Ralph, and Edward; 
4. Charlotte Elisabeth, b. May 10, i860; 5. Minnie E., b. Aug. 23, 
1862; m. C. Harry Morse. 

WILLIAM DEWEY, son of Russell, b. June 7, 1784, at Westfield, Mass. ; 
d. March 13, 1854, ag. 69, at Springfield, Mass. ; lived on Franklin street 
in Westfield, and on High street in Springfield; mentions in his will, "to 
Alvin Dewey of Kutstown, Berks Co., Pa., $200 within 3 mos. of my death; " 
$50 to niece, Mrs. Olive Allen; $100 to New Jerusalem Church in Springfield, 
after his wife's death; the rest to his adopted son, Charles F. Williston, of 

ago Dewey Genealogy 

Syracuse, N. Y., after wife's death; m. Jan. 28, 1816, LUCY BALL, dau. 

of Capt. ; b. , 1793, in Agawan, Mass.; d. Dec. 17, i860, ag. 67, at 

Springfield; they had no children of their own and are buried at Westfield. 


278. Alvin (adopted), b. Jan. 2, 1802; m. 


SOLOMON DEWEY, son of Gideon, b. Nov. 28, 1783, in Conn.; d. 
Nov. 2, 1828, ag. 44, at Greenfield. Mass.. where he was a farmer, etc.; m. 
March 4, 1810 or 11, MERCY ROBBINS, dau. of Nathan and Huldah (Wise), 
b. Oct. 5, 1786, near Colchester, Conn.; d. March 11, 1869, ag. 82, at 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Greenfield. 

279. Sarah Joanna, b. July 8, 1813; d. Oct. 14, 1835; m. Thomas Rock- 

wood, of Greenfield. 

280. Joel Nims, b. May 19, 1815; m. 

281. Solomon Allen, b. June 5, 1817; m. 

282. Mercy Jane, b. Jan. 26, 1820; d. Oct. 19, 1835. 

283. James Colmon, b. Dec. 15, 1S22; was in Australia in 1884; m. Nov. 

28, 1856, Rebecca Watrous, of Chester, Conn. 

284. Hester Smead, b. Feb. 28, 1825; m. Charles Grullow, of Bernardston, 

Mass., where they lived. 


GIDEON DEWEY, 2d, son of Gideon, b. Feb. 11, 1795, '" Conn.; d. 

Nov. 14, 1865, at Charleston, Pa., where he had lived; m. about 1819, ; 

m. 2d, Jan. 12, 1841, JENNETT RIGHT, of Steuben Co., N. Y., dau. of 
William and Phebe (Wilson), b. July 29, 1820, at Bradford, N. Y. ; d. March 
13, 1874, at Lawton, Mich., where she located with her children. 


291. William, b. about 1820; m. 

292. James. b. Nov. 14, 1822; d. Feb. 13, 1896, at Tioga, Pa., 

where he was a carpenter; there m. Feb. — , 1846, Sallie Hughes, 
b. July 30, 1819, at Muncy, Pa.; d. July 15, 1894, at Tioga, Pa.; 
had four children, one of whom, Charles J., b. Nov. 15, 1851, at 
Tioga, where he is a carpeter, 1898; m. June 19, 1873, at Mansfield, 
Pa., Lillian Letisia Evans, b. Feb. 27, 1854; d. April 11, 1876; he 
m. 2d, Feb. 12, 1879, at Tioga, Pa., Ella R. Dumauf, b. June 22, 

AND Family History. 291 

1854; they had i, Alfred James, b, March 25, 1874; is an artist and 
illustrator at AVilliamsport, Pa., 1898; 2, Carl R., b. Nov. 22, 1875; 
d. Aug. 20, 1876; 3, Mazie Blanche, b. Aug. 17, 1881; 4, Clarence 
Earl, b. Sept. 9, 1883. 

293. Daniel Philip, b. 1824. 

294. Lucy, b. , 1826; m. Nathan Lester, and had Ellen 

Jennett, Emaline, Susan Ann, John William, Gideon Lester. 

295. Ann, b. about 1828. 

296. Sally, b. about 1830; m. Joshua Newell, and had a son 


297. Polly, b. about 1832; m. Thomas Lester, and had Lydia 

Ann, Mary Jane, Fanny, and Jennett. 

298. Phebe, b. about 1834; m. , Mr. Stormer; m. 2d, 

George Hughes; no children. 

299. Betsey, b. about 1836. 

300. Amanda, b. about 1838; m. John Butler, and had Allen, 

Charles, Delia. 

By Second Wife. 

301. Barzillia King, b. Oct. 13, 1842, at Charleston, Whitney Corners, 

Pa.; m. 

302. Juliaett Elizabeth, b. Sept. 14, 1843; m. 

303. Henry Augustus, b. Nov. 14, 1846; m. 

304. Susan Ann, b. Aug. 28, 1849; d. Nov. 10, 1877, ag. 28, at Kala- 

mazoo, Mich.; m. Aug. 26, 1868, George M. Briggs, and had 
Edward and Jennett. 

305. John William, b. May 24, 1852; a farmer at Porter, Van Buren 

Co., Mich., in 1898; m. Nov. 30, 1879, Flora Brodt, and had Mary 
Jennett, b. Oct. i, 1885. 

306. Orpha Jennett, b. May 25, 1854; m. Feb. 13, 1877, Frank Cooley; 

live at Verden, Brown Co., S. D. ; no children. 


DAVID McNAIR DEWEY, son of Gideon, b. Nov. — , 1797, in Erie 
Co., Pa.; d. Nov. 14, 1874, ag. 77, at North East, Pa., was the first white 
child born in Erie Co., Pa., at Walnut creek on the old McNair farm, about 
four miles south of Erie; married in 1836 and moved to Ohio, where he 
stayed two years, after which he returned to his old residence at Walnut 
creek; there resided until 1846, when came to North East and purchased 
the farm upon which was living at the time of death. At the time Perry's 
fleet was fitted out at Erie he helped to draw the timber, using a yoke of 
oxen ; remembered when there was but one old shanty on the site upon which 
the city of Erie now stands. This was owned by one Reed, and the family 

2g2 Dewey Genealogy 

used a buffalo robe to cover the doorway. What a great change time has 
wrought since the day when he first saw light. (From " North East Sun. ") 
Lived an exemplary life, though not a church member; m. July 5, 1822, in 
Erie Co., Pa., EUNICE JOINER, dau. of Zaccheus, b. May 3, 1804; d. 
Sept. 10, 1874, ag. 70, at North East, Pa. 


311. William, b. , 1823; d. ; m. ; no children. 

312. Oscar, b. Jan. 16, 1830; m. 

313. Denniston, b. , 1832; living 1898, at North East, Pa., served 

three years as blacksmith in i6th Cavalry in Civil War; m. , 

and had Clayton O., b. ; Best, b. ; Bessie, b. ; and 

Katharine, b. -. 

314. Frank, b. ; a sergeant in iiith Pa. Volunteers in Civil 

War; m. , and had Nettie, b. ; George F., b. . 

315. David Cassius, b. Aug, 11, 1846; was a locomotive engineer, now 

invalided, at Buffalo, N. Y. ; a member of the Prot. Ep. Church, 
I. O. O. F., and B. of L. Engineers; m. Dec. 22, 1872, at North 
East, Pa., Florence Teed Hessler, dau. of Ernest F. and Sarah 
Elmore (Teed), b. Sept. 2, 1848, at North East; they had Eunice, 
b. Nov. 26, 1874; d. Feb. 13, 1887. 

316. Huldah, b. ; d. ; m. Dibble, lived at Byron, 

N. Y., and had Lennie, b. ; Reanie, b. . 

317. Eliza, b. ; d. ; m. Dibble, lived at Byron, 

N. Y., and had Eunice, b. ; Levant, b. ; Charles, b. ; 

William, b. ; Fanny, b. ; and Lettie, b. . 

318. Johanna, b. ; m. Peck; lived at North East, Pa., and 

had Winnie, b. ; Lee, b. ; and Franc, b. . 


BIRDSEY DEWEY, son of Gideon, b. June 26, 1804; settled near 

Pontiac, Mich., in Aug., 1835; m. SARAH JERSEY, b. , 1805; d. May 

22, 1892, ag. 87, at Pontiac, Mich. 


321. Augustus, b. about 1830. 

322. Henry Milton, b. , 1832. 

323. Almond, b. , 1834. 

324. Miles, b. , 1836. 

325. Edward, b. , 1838. 

And four more, names unknown to compilers. 

AND Family History. 293 


MILES SHELDON DEWEY, son of Gideon, b. Sept. 13, 1806, probably 
at East Bloomfield, N. Y. ; d. July 19, 1867, at Pontiac, Mich.; m. MAR- 
GARET OLIVET; who d. May 3, 1871, ag. 75. 


326. George W., b. March 31, 1833; m. 
Helen, b. , 1837; d. , 1846. 

327. Theodore, b. , 1839; m. Feb. 13, 1879, at Pontiac, Julia 

May Clift. 

328. Alonzo, b. May 29, 1839; m. May 25, 1872, at 

Pontiac, and lives at Midland, Mich., in 1898. 
Lavina, b. — ■ — , 1843; d. , 1855. 

329. Wm. Henry, b. , 1845; m. May 11, 1871, at Pontiac, 

Frances A. Going. 

330. Sylvester Augustus, b. Dec. 6, 1848; is a commission broker at Pontiac, 

Mich.; m. Jan. 13, 1870, Emma Eugena Going; m. 2d, April 23, 
1879, Mary Ann Shanahan; m. 3d, Dec. 22, 1897, Emma Isabella 
Scott; he had at Pontiac, Clara Belle, b. Dec. 17, 1871; a child, b. 
Nov. 13, 1875. 


EZEKIEL DEWEY, b. about 1770; d. in spring of 1836, at St. Remi, 
Quebec. In 1801 resided in the town of Willsborough, Essex county. New 
York; secured the deed of a property, by purchase, in Hemmingford, county 
of Huntingdon, Province of Lower Canada. It is probable at that time he 
removed his family to Hemmingford. When the country was largely a 
forest, with no railways and poor roads, farmers, for many miles distant, 
had to drive their produce to Montreal, the nearest market. The journey 
occupied several days in many cases, and his house became a convenient 
stopping place where numbers of travelers put up for the night, going on to 
Montreal the ne.xt day. This required the erection of a large stone house 
and several barns, which were the finest in the district, and the family was 
very widely known in consequence. He also carried on a blacksmith's busi- 
ness and evidently became quite well off, according to the standard of those 
days. In 1824 he secured more property and in that year e.xchanged his 
Hemmingford property for another in St. Remi; thus secured four farms or 
about 500 acres of land in St. Remi; lived there with his family, carried on 

business and was buried in a graveyard on his own property; m. , 1793, 

ELIZABETH GOODELL, dau. of Ezekiel, a farmer, of Hartford, Wash- 
ington C^o., N. Y. ; was several years nurse for her neighborhood, and with 
a maiden daughter was burned to death by clothing catching fire after 1836. 



kinton, N. Y. 







St. Remi, and 

294 Dewey Genealogy 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born in Washington Co., N. Y. 

b. Sept. I, 1794; m. Lindsey, of Hop- 

b. Jan. 16, 1796; m. 

b. Nov. iS, 1797; m. 

b. Aug. 4, 1799; m. James Struthers, of 
lived near there until her death at an advanced age. 
They had a large family of sons and daughters, who moved to dis- 
tant parts of Canada and the United States, excepting Margaret, 
the youngest, who married Mr. Bokus and now lives on the 

345. Belinda, b. May 1801; d. unm. 

346. John, b. Dec. 4, 1S03; was a man of superior 

intelligence and strong character; occupied farm given him by his 
father in St. Remi for some years, where several children were born; 
moved to Fort Covington, N. Y. ; became a wealthy farmer and 
died about 1875 ; m. Mary Livette; two of his children were Aaron, 
b. about 1830; and Jesse, b. about 1832; moved to Illinois. 

347. Ezekiel, 2d, b. Oct. 30, 1805. 

348. Eunice, b. Oct. 23, 1807; d. Dec. 31, 1807. 

349. James, b. Dec. 29, 1808; m. Patty Priest, a 

descendant of the New England Puritans; lived in St. Remi, where 
a number of sons and daughters were born to them. He sold his 
farm: moved his family, to Massena Springs, N. V., where he 
secured a fine property: became highly respected in the community, 
and died, leaving behind a fine family. His widow died during the 
winter of 1897-8. 

350. Geo. Washington, b. Jan. 8, 181 1: m. 
350a. Betsey, b. Dec. 29, 1S12. 

350b. Charity Nichols Bradford, b. Dec. 26, 1809: was an adopted dau. 


SOLOMON DEWEY, b. March 12, 1778, at ; d. April 22, 1846, age 

68, in , N. Y. ; his father is thought to have been a captain in the 

Revolutionary war and to have died in the war; he had a large family. Solo- 
mon, when a child of about 12 years, was bound out to a man in Vt. (?) but 
ran away; became an ardent Mormon about 1840, " but could not be induced 
to sell out and move to Nauvoo, as did many others." His widow and sons, 

if not also his daughters, moved to Michigan; m. , 1796, PRUDENCE 

COLE, b. March 7, 1776, in R. I., d. Nov. i, 1866, aged 90 years, at 
Flovverfield. Mich. 

AND Family History. 295 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born near Fort Ann, New York. 

351. Melinda, b. Oct. 20, 1797; d. Oct. 4, . 

352. Clarissa, b. Dec. 28, 1798; d. March 31. 1845 ; m. Hopkins. 

353. Elcene, b. July 28. 1801; d. March 30, 1817. 

354. Ervilla. b. Sept. 28, 1803; m. Hulbert. 

355. Cj'tithia, b. Feb. 6, 1806; ni. Hitchcock. 

356. Solomon Taylor, b. Sept. 16, 1808; m. 

357. William Kingsley, b. Oct. 12, 1810: m. 

358. Orlin, b. Jan. 31, 1815. 

359. Phylander, b. March 10, 1817; d. April 5, . 


STILLMAN DEWEY, son of Enoch, b. July 4, 1773, at Dalton, Mass.; 
d. June 21, 1841, ag. 67, at Middlebury, Vt., where he was a farmer, having 
built a log house there in 1795; then, in 1805, the house (see illustration) 
used by Dr. W. A. Dewey, No. 1025, as summer residence; m. May 26, 
1792, LAURANA NOBLE, dau. of Samuel and Lovisa (Kellogg), b. Feb. 
18, 1774, at Westfield, Mass.; d. Apr. 25, 1854, ag. So, at Middlebury, Vt. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Miudleburv, Except First. 

361. Enoch, b. Sept. 23, 1793, at Westfield; m. 

362. Famelia, b. March 15, 1795; ^- J^'y '4' '871, ag. 76; m. Dec. i, 

1815, Jonas Matthews, of Middlebury. 

363. Lovisa, b. May 21, 1796; d. , 1868; m. Daniel Morton. 

364. William, b. April 30, 1798; d. Nov. 11 or 14, 1872, at Gt. Bend, 

Kan., where he was a farmer; m. April 6, 1820, Harriet S. Wads- 
Noble, b. May 15, i8oo; d. Sept. 11, 1802. 

366. Jacob, b. Nov. 30, 1S02; d. Aug. 26, 1883, ag. 80, at Middlebury, 

Vt., where he was a wheelwright; a daughter, Mrs. Kate Hurt, 
lives at Goldsboro, N. C, in 1897. 

367. Stillman, b. Nov. 29, 1804; m. 

368. Mary Ann, b. Oct. 17, 1809; d. Feb. — , 1890, at New Haven, \'t.\ 

m. Mills. 

369. Patta, b. June 30, iSii; d. March 27, 1867, ag. 55, at Middle- 

bury, Vt. 


WILLIAM DEWEY, son of Stephen, b. June 4, 1775, at Westfield, Mass. ; 
d. Jan. 6, 1857, ag. 71, at East Sidney, N. Y., where he was a farmer; several 
times supervisor of his town and member of N. Y. Legislature in 1816; m. 

296 Dewey Genealogy 

Feb. 4, 1806, ELIZABETH WATTLES, dau. of Judge Sluman and Mercy; 
b. May 8, 1785, at Sidney, Delaware Co., N. Y. ; d. Oct. 26, 1849, ag. 64; 
her father was a settler at Sidney in 1784, coming in from Conn. ; located on 
what is known as the Wm. Taylor farm ; Elizabeth was the first white born 
in Delaware Co., N. Y., and a great favorite among the Indians. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at East Sidney, N. Y. 

371. Louisa, b. Feb. 22, 1807; d. Jan. 25, 1890, ag. 82, at Bainbridge, 

N. Y. ; m. Rev. Levi Kneeland, who d. and she m. 2d, in 1838, Reu- 
ben Kirby, son of Reuben (i76o-i827)and Naomi (Patterson, 1769- 
1863), from Litchfield, Conn., b. April 21, 1795, ^*^ Bainbridge, 
N. Y.; there d. Nov. 17, 1887, ag. 92, leaving a son, William 
Dewey, b. Aug. 5, 1839, a farmer there; m. Feb. i, 1870, at Cort- 
land, N. Y., Hattie Cudworth, dau. of John and Amy (Spaulding), 
b. July 12, 1842, at Brattleboro, Vt. ; they have Ralph William, b. 
May 12, 1871; m. Sept. i, 1897, Susan Sage, of So. New Berlin, 
N. Y. ; he is cashier of First Nat. Bank of Bainbridge; John Reu- 
ben, b. Dec. II, 1872; Eudora Louise, b. Oct. 2, 1874; was grad. 
in 1898 at Oneonta, N. Y. State Normal School; Clarence Henry, 
b. Aug. 30, 1876. 

372. Julia, b. April 13, 1809; d. Feb. 28, 1874, at Meredith, N. Y., 

childless; m. Oliver Dutton, at East Sidney, N. Y. 

373. Elmira, b. June 16, 1811; d. unm. April 12, 1887, ag. nearly 76, 

at Sidney Center. 

374. Emeline, b. Aug. 7, 1813; d. Sept. 26, 1859, ag. 46, at Battle Creek, 

Mich.; m. Harper Wattles; had Jervis, Ralph, Emma, and William. 

375. William, 2d, b. Nov. 28, 1815; m. 

376. Clarissa, b. March 25, 1818; m. Aug. 5, 1845, Joel S. Stone, son 

of Joel; was a farmer, who d. and she m. Oct. 12, 1856, Erastus R. 
Wattles, son of Shuman and Patty, a farmer; she had Eudora and 
May, who m. Earl N. Wattles. 

377. Ralph S., b. Aug. 8, 1820; d. June 8, 1887, ag. 66, at Unadilla, N. 

Y., where he was a farmer; m. Jan. 30, 1855, Julia A. Earl, dau. of 
Moses and Lucy, and had Lillian, who m. Tracy H. Morse, of 
Unadilla, N. Y. 


ROGER DEWEY, son of Stephen, b. Aug. 15, 1785; d. , at Sidney, 

N. Y., where he was a farmer; m. , LUCY GAGER, dau. of Oliver 

and Sarah. 

AND Family History. 297 


378. Eliza, b. Nov. 26, 1814. 

379. Harriet, b. June 9, 1816; m. Spaulding Maxwell, and had Frank and 


380. Susan, b. Dec. 14, 1820; m. Dec. 14, 1841, David Shepard, a farmer 

in 111. 

381. Porter, b. June 26, 1825; m. Jan. — , 1852, Cleveland, and had 

a dau. 

382. Warren, b. Sept. 30, 1829; living in 1885 at E. Sidney, N, Y, 


DANIEL DEWEY, son of Stephen, b. Oct. 18, 1789; d. Sept. 4, 1869, 
ag. 79, at Sidney, N. Y., where he was a farmer; m. Aug. 28, 1822, 


383. Charles, b. March 17, 1824; a farmer at Franklin, N. Y. ; m. 

Dec. 28, 1852, Maria Dibble, and had Ellen, who m. Geo. L. Haight, 
and Emma, who m. Ford Dibble. 

384. Mary, b. Aug. 18, 1826; m. Jan. i, 1846, William Gregory, 

son of William and Hannah, and had George. 

385. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 15, 1828; m. Jan. 22, 1852, James P. Bartlett, 

and had George and Henry. 

386. Sarah, b. Jan. 4, 1833; m. Jan. 15, 1855, Foster Thompson, 

and had Charles and Clara. 
Martha, b. June i, 1836; d. Feb. 26, 1844. 

Ellen Augusta, b. June 25, 1838; d. 
Adolphus, b. Sept. 8, 1840; d. 

387 Josephine, b. Sep. 6, 1842; m. J. H. Fisher, son of Enos B. and 

Hannah, a merchant at Oneonta, N. Y. 
A child; died soon. 


MARY DEWEY, dau. of Noble, b. July 25, 1783, at Westfield, Mass; d. 
June 3, 1858, at Waterford, Pa., where she had settled in 1824; was an 
Episcopalian; m. about 1802, SETH JUDSON, b. about 1780, at Woodbury, 
Conn; d. May 3, 1855, at Waterford, Pa.; "he was one of those universal 
Yankee geniuses who came as pioneers out to the frontiers — might perhaps 
better be called a millwright than anything else; lived some years in Suffield, 
Conn., Woodbury, Conn., and was partner in a woolen mill there; then the 
restless pioneer spirit seized him and against the wishes of his wife, who 
dearly loved her New England home and friends, came by degrees out to 

298 Dewey Genealogy 

Waterford, which was reached in 1824; they had sojourned some time in 
Tioga Co., N. Y., then crossed to a dreary town of Tioga Co., Pa., called 
Choconut; with liis brother Timothy, built mills at different places." 

SEVENTH GENER.\TIUN — Born at Sufkielu, Conn. 

1. Mary, b. ; d. soon. 

2. Eunice, b. June 17, 1804; d. unm. 1890. 

3. William, b. Sept. 7, 1807; m. Feb. 12, 1839, Clarissa King, dau. of 

Capt. Robert, a Revolutionary soldier, b. Aug. 24, 1815, at Water- 
ford, Pa. ; they had i, Mary, b. March 4, 1840; m. Sept. 12, 1867, Dr. 
Samuel Gustine Snowden, of Franklin, Pa., where they live; no 
children; 2, Alice Frances, b. July 25, 1841, at Waterford, Pa.; m. 
there Oct. 7, 1869, Charles Himrod, of Waterford; they live at Hyde 
Park Hotel, Chicago, in 1898, and had two children, both d. young; 
3, George Dewey, b. Oct. 11, 1843; killed Aug. 30, 1862, ag. 18, at 
second Battle of Bull Run, Va. ; 4, Alfred, b. Feb. 25; d. March 
27, 1850; 5, Jennie King, b. Sept. 21, 1852; m. Robert G. Lamber- 
ton, of Franklin, Pa., a lawyer and pres. of Lamberton Bank, Oil 
City, Pa., and has Geo. Judson, b. Jan. 9, 1882; Robert Judson, 
b. May 4, 1886, at Franklin. 

4. Dwight, b. , 1810; d. soon. 

5. Marietta, b. Nov. 29, 1813, at V/oodbury, Conn.; d. May 31, 1891, ag. 

77, at Waterford, Pa.; there m. April 11, 1843, Henry Ralston 
Vincent, son of Judge John (of Essex Co., N. J.) and Nancy 
(Anderson, from Cecil Co., Md.), b. Jan. 28, 181 1, at Waterford; 
there d. March 29, 1891, ag. 80, of apoplexy; they had i, Grace, 
b. June 17, 1844, living unm. at Waterford, Pa.; 2, Leon, b. Feb. 
27, 1847, living at Ft. Dodge, la.; m. Oct. 17, 1872, Adelaide Lee 
Whitney, and has Grace, b. July 15. 1879; 3, Josephine, b. June 9, 
1850; m. Nov. 12, 1879, at Waterford. John Sheldon Maxwell, a 
lawyer of Milwaukee, Wis.; they have Eleanor Pomeroy, b. Feb. 14, 
1883, at Columbus, Wis.; 4, Georgia, b. Nov. 27, 1853; m. March 2, 
1897, at Milwaukee, Wis., Capt. George Berriman, of Erie, Pa. 

6. Sophia, b. 1816, at Choconut, Pa.; d May — , 1897; m. Nov. — , 

1836, Col. Erwin Camp, of Erie, Pa., b. Oct. 31, 1812, at Trumans- 
burg, Tompkins Co., N. Y. ; lived at Waterford, Girard and Erie 

Pa.; they had i, William, b. , 1837; d. soon; 2, Irvinia, b. 

. i''*39; d. soon; 3, Frances Eliza, b. , 1841, in Erie; 

m. Sept. — , i860, Francis F. Marshall, b. May 21, 1835; d. Feb. 8, 

1897, a lawyer; 4, Florence, b. , 1847; m. , J. N. Pattison, 

a musical composer and teacher in N. Y. City; m. 2, d. , Capt. 

Wright; who d. 1878; was in the regular army. 

7. Charlotte, b. , 1820; d. unm. April — , 1844. 

AND Family History. 299 


OTIS DEWEY, son of Ezekiel, b. , 1784, probably at Pittsfield, 

Mass.; was living at Springfield, Mass., April 4, 1810, when he bought of 
his brother, David L., of Northampton, the old homestead of his father at 
Westfield; moved to Livingston Co., N. Y., near Mt. Morris; m. about 
1810, WEALTHY . 


388. Otis, 2d b. about 181 1. I Lived near Batavia, N. Y. 

388. Jared, b. about 1813. ) 

388. Ezekiel B., b. about 1815; d. 1875, in 111.; was a farmer in good cir- 
cumstances at Richford, N. Y., most of his life; m. . Betsey 

Lynch, who is living Sept., 1898, at Vandalia, Mich., with son 
Earnest; they had George, b. about 1840; Wealthy Ann, Frank, and 
Earnest, who lives at Vandalia, Mich. 

388. David, b. , 1817. 

388. John, b. -, 1819. 

388. Henry, b. , 1821. 

388. Sophia, b. , 1823. 


DAVID LITTLE DEWEY, son of Ezekiel, b. , 1788, at Pittsfield, 

Mass.; d. Feb. 15, 1820, ag. 32, at Northboro, Mass., of typhoid fever, while 
on a journey by stage to Boston; had a tannery at Roberts' Meadows, 
Northampton, Mass.; on April 14, 1810, he sold all the rights he had in his 
father's estate at Westfield, to his brother, Otis Dewey, then of Springfield; 
viz., II acres with dvvelling house and barn, bounded N. by the hill, E. by 
the highway running to Southwick, S. by the road to the Plains, W. by 
Aaron and John Dewey's land; located a short distance south of the present 
school house in Little River District; also the 16 acresonthe other side the 
highway to Southwick; m. Feb. 5, 1817, at Northampton, LUCY EDWARDS, 
dau. of Nathaniel and Mary (Clapp), b. there Aug. 17, 1788; there d. Sept. 
29, 1879, ag. 91, of old age. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at North.\mpton. 
Franklin Edwards, b. July 9, 1818; d. Feb. i, 1819. 

3S9. Edward, b. April 15, 1820; m. 

389a. Lucy Edwards, b. May 13, 1821; d. Feb. 6, 1887, ag. 65, at 
Northampton: m. Nov. 21, 1842, Josiah Clark, son of Rev. Josiah 
and Asenath (Edwards), b. Feb. 7, 1814. at Leicester, Mass.; grad. 
at Yale, 1833: taught school at Westminster, Mass., to 1837, and 
Baltimore, Md.; studied theology at Andover, 1837-41, being "an 

3CX5 Dewey Genealogy 

Abbott resident " for a year; was preceptor of Leicester Academy, 
1841-9: principal of Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Mass., 
1849-63; has since resided at Northampton, teaching private classes, 
and at Round Hill school. (-See Strong Gene., p. 1464.) They 
had a child that lived only two days. 

THEODOTIA DEWEY, dau. of Ezekiel, b. Nov. 28, 1791, at Westfield, 
Mass.; d. May 24, 1864, ag. 73, at Berkshire, N. Y. ; m. June 23, 1812, 

SAMUEL SMITH, b. , in Massachusetts, probably near Westfield; d. 

, at Berkshire, N. Y. 


1. Hannah Barker, b. about 1813; m. Chester Randall, and had i, Ann 

Eliza, b. Nov. 18, 1846, at Richford, N. Y. ; 2, Oscar Smith, b. 
Nov. 9, 1848; and 3, Charles Henry, b. Feb. 10, 1853. Ann E. 
m. Dec. 24, 1884, at Newark Valley, N. Y., Miles Arlington Law- 
rence, son of Miles Lewis and Sylvia (Foote), b. June 6, 1841; 2, 
Oscar S., is general merchant; president of board of education and 
of his village for some time; postmaster during Cleveland's second 
term; a leading man in his town; m. Jan. i, 1872, at Newark 
Valley, N. Y., Mary Adell Hammond^ dau. of Ansel and Nancy 
(Branch), b. June 16, 1849; d. May 17, 1879, at Newark Valley. 
He m. 2d, Feb. 15, 1882, at Richford, N. Y., Esther Clara Belden, 
dau. of William Franklin (of Lee, Mass.), and Miranda Lovisa 
(Finch, of Greene Co., N. Y.), b. Nov. 15, 1858, at Richford; they 
have Mabel Clare, b. April 25, 1888, at Newark Valley; and Clarence 
Belden, b. March 5, 1891; 3, Charles H., m. Feb. 20, 1878, at 
Newark Valley, Jennie Maud Signer, dau. of Capt. David Albert 
and Sarah Maria (De Bell), from Ulster Co., N. Y., b. April 7, 1858, 
at Ithaca, N. Y. ; they had Maude De Bell, b. April 26, 1879,31 
Newark Valley; Bessie Irene, b. Jan. 23, 1887, at Slaterville 
Springs, N. Y. 

2. Ezekiel Dewey, b. , 181S; d. , 1875; a farmer at Berkshire, 

N. Y. ; m. Helen Ford and had Helen Theodotia, b. about 1S45; m. 
Charles H. Rightmire, a farmer at Berkshire, N. Y., son of John 
(see No. 400). E. D. Smith, m. 2d, Mary Jane Scott, who had 
Arthur Ezekiel, b. 1856; is a farmer at Berkshire, N. Y. ; and two 
girls, died soon. 

3. Charlotte Clark, b. Dec. 3, 1819; d. unm. July 2, 1896, ag. 76, at 


4. Miriam Moody, b. Jan. 28, 1S23; living Sept., 1898, at Berkshire, 

AND Family History. 301 

N. Y. (see portrait); m. Oct. 16, 1844, Henry Andrews Payne, only 
child of Selock and Roxana, b. Jan. 22, 1820, Richmond, Mass.; d. 
Feb. 19, 1898, at Berkshire, N. Y. ; they had i, Deming Andrews, 

b. , 1846; m. Polly Ball and had Luther Conklin and Robert 

Henry; m. 2d, May Clark, and had Nina; 2, Frederick Henry, b. 
May 21, 1857; m. Oct. 22, 1879, Emma Bradford Andrews, and had 
Miriam Althea, b. 1883; and Charles Luther, b. 1887; 3, 
Charles Smith (M. D.), b. Jan. i, i860; is practicing medicine at 
Liberty, Sullivan Co., N. Y. ; m. June 10, 1885, Lillian S. Williams, 
of Newark Valley, N. Y., and had Anna Louisa, b. April 3, 1891; 
Evelyn Ward, b. April 25, 1894. 

5. Lucy Taylor, b. Jan. 13, 1825; d. Jan. 18, 1830. 

6. Sarah, b. May 12, 1828; d. Sept. — , 1897; m. , Ezekiel 

Wolcott Knapp, b. in Litchfield Co., Conn., and had i, Isabelle, 
who m. E. W. Hull, of Painesville, O., and has a family of three or 
four; 2, Homer Pike, b. May 5, 1855, at South Owego, N. Y., 
attended high school at Cleveland, O., then entered merchantile 
life; lived in New York city three years, after June, 1879; in 
Chicago fifteen years; at St. Louis since 1897; has been connected 
with Butler Brothers, wholesalers of general merchandise, for twenty 
years, and secretary since the incorporation of the company in 1887 ; 
m. Nov. I, 1882, Fannie May Tillotson; no children; 3, Lyman 
Wolcott, is a farmer at North Madison, Lake Co., O. 


ENOCH DEWEY, son of Ezekiel, b. March 3, 1793, at Pittsfield, Mass.; 
d. Dec. 29, 1872, at Chaumont, N. Y. ; a carpenter and joiner at Watertown, 
N. Y. ; moved to Chaumont, Jeff. Co., N. Y., about 1814; m. July i, 1827, 
MARY ARNOLD, dau. of Jacob, b. March 28, 1808, at Amsterdam, N. Y.; 
d. Feb. 3, 1869, at Chaumont, N. Y. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Brownville, Etc. 

Charles E., b. Aug. 20, 1828, at Watertown, N. Y. ; d. Oct. 29, 

390. Andrew J., b. March 4, 1830, at Brownville, N. Y. ; m. , 

Celestia Ryder, and lived in , Jeff. Co., N. Y. 

391. Adaline, b. March 10, 1832; d. Sept. 12, 1855, at Ohio, III.; 

m. , Minot Rogers. 

392. Martin Randolph, b. Oct. 17, 1833; m. 

393. Charles E., b. Sept. 8, 1835; d. Aug. 5, 1877, at Ohio, 111.; m. 

, Louisa Ford. 

Esther M., b. July 20, 1837; d. Nov. 28, 1838. 


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394. Isaiah, b. Aug. 21, 1839, at Chaumont; d. May 4, 1867, 

ag. 28. 

395. Otis E., b. May 6, 1843; m. 


GEORGE RODNEY DEWEY, son of Ezekiel, b. Dec. 11, 1795, at 
Westfieid, Mass.; d. Dec. 11, 1839, at Hartford, Conn., where he was a 
carpenter after 1816; m. Sept. 25. 1820 MELISSA SIKES, b. Oct. 11, 1793; 
d. May 9, 1878, at Hartford, Conn. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at West Hartford. 

396. Emily J., b. Jan. 16, 1822; d. Dec. 3, 1840, ag. 18. 

397. George Walter, b. Jan. 31, 1824; d. about 1887, at Berwick, Me.; m. 

about i860, Sarah Small, of Lubec, Me., and had a son, d. soon, 

and Edna, b. about 1850; m. , Edward Richer, of Lebanon, Me. ; 

lived at Berwick, Me., in 1897, P. O. Box 61. 

398. Helen Marilla, b. Sept. 14, 1827; d. June 25, 1869; m. Dec. 13, 1853, 

Jeremiah Fowler, b. Sept. 22, 1817; living in 1897 at 181 Maple St., 
Hartford, Conn.; they had Frank Dewey, b. Dec. 26, 1854; d. June 
19, 1879; Alice Emily, b. Nov. 12, 1857; Harry Porter, b. Feb. 14, 
1864; and Grace, b. July 26; d. Aug. 9, 1867. 

399. Henry P., b. Jan. 3, 1830; was many times connected with town 

affairs at Lubec, Me.; inspector of customs at Passamaquoddy 
under President Lincoln, 1861 to Nov., 1865, when he moved to 
Portland, where he served in the city council two years; his health 
failing in 1890, he retired from active business and was living on 

Eastern Promenade in 1898; m. , 1851, at Lubec, Me., Amanda 

C. Patterson, who d. , 1861. He m. 2d, , 1865, Mrs. 

Sophronia Winslow. He had i, Elizabeth, b. about 1852; m. , 

Clinton Merrill, who d. leaving Marion C, b. , 1876; Rena F., 

b. , 1880; Clinton Dewey, b. , 1884; Mrs. M. lives 17 

Munjoy St., Portland, Me.; 2, George Walter.b. about 1854; d. at 
sea on a passage from Rosario to Boston ; buried at Bahia. So. Am. ; 
was master of the brig "A. J. Pettingill; "' 3, Mildred Winslow, 

EZEKIEL DEWEY, 2d, b. May 9, 1797, at Westfieid, Mass ; d. Feb. 

II, 1887, ag. 89, at Berkshire, N. Y.; a at Richford and Berkshire, 

Tioga Co., N. Y. ; m. July 3, 1817, at Richford. N. Y., LUCY JOHNSON, 
dau. of Nathaniel, b. Jan. 15, 1800, at Fairfield, Vt. ; d. Dec. 28, 1828, at 

Richford, N. Y. He m. 2d, , EUNICE SMITH (" Aunt Eunice "), b. 

April 16, 1800, at Leno.\, Mass.; d. July 2, 1891, ag. 91, at Berkshire, N. Y. 

AND Family History. 303 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Richford. 

400. Samantha Lucy, b. Jan. 18, 1819; d. Jan. 18, 1857, ag. 38, at Caroline, 

Tompkins Co., N. Y.; had 4 children; m. about 1840, John Right- 
mire, who m. 2d, her sister Amanda. 

401. Jane Elizabeth, b. April 21, 1821; m. 

402. David Wesley, b. Feb. 18, 1823; m. 

403. Charles Johnson, b. May 10, 1825; m. 

404. Ezekiel Hannan, b. Oct. 8, 1827 ; left home at Richford, N. Y., in 1848, 

for Ionia Co., Mich.; enlisted May 13, 1861, Co. B, 3d Regt. Mich. 
Vol. Inf. (private) at Grand Rapids; served in Army of the Potomac. 
The hardships endured in seven hard-fought battles, etc., induced 
chronic dysentery, for which he was discharged 27 Oct., 1862, at 
Hospital Camp, near Edwards Ferry, Md. He never fully recovered 
from this trouble and is a pensioner on that account; is a farmer 
and insurance agent at Rochester, Mich., in 1898; m. Oct. 20, 1856, 
at Gd. Rapids, Fidelia Warden, dau. of Archibald and Amy (Young), 
b. Jan. 25, 1833, in Warren Co., N. J. 

405. Amanda, b. Aug. 3, 1831; m. 


MARTIN DEWEY, son of Israel, 3d, b. Aug. 21, 1791, at Westfield, 
Mass.; d. April 25, 1868, at Brockville, Ontario, where he was a carpenter 
and F. & A. M. ; there m. Jan. 13, 1828, MARY MARIA KILBORN, dau. 
of Charles and Annie (Baldwin), b. March 18, 1803, in Conn. ; d. Aug. 12, 
1878, at Brockville, Ont. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Brockville, Ont. 

406. Charles Israel, b. Feb. i 1829; d. May i, 1879, at Brockville, 

where he was a carpenter; there m. March 15, i860, Mary Jane 
Reynolds, dau. of Robert and Mary (Wilson), b. Dec. 4, 1832; they 
had George Kilborn, b. , Sept. 16, 1865, is a machinist at Brock- 
ville in 1898; Robert Martin, b. , 1867; Lillie, b. , 1869; m. 

Lewis Manhard, Toronto, Ontario; Annie Maria, b. , 187 1; Ida 

Jane, b. , 1873; Mary Marilla, b. , 1875; Edith May, b. 

, 1877; Florence May, b. , 1879. 

407. Marilla, b. , 1831; m. , John Warne, and living 

1898 at 705 Van Home St., Chicago, 111. 
Clarissa Elizabeth, b. ; d. . 

408. Lydia Ann, b. Nov. i, 1833; m. June 8, 1854, at Brockville, 

Ont., John Wooster Tyler, son of Freeman C. and Judith (Hazle- 
ton), b. April 17, 1831, at Potsdam, N. Y, ; resides at Lakeland, 
Minn., 1898; they had Cora Maria, b. , 1855; m. , C. W. 

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Fiske, of N. Y. Mills, Minn.; Edith May, b. , 1857; m. E. E. 

Dunn, of Alameda, Cal. ; Nina Hazleton, b. , 1859; m. , 

F. F. Mann, of 269 So. Eleventh St., Philadelphia, Pa. 


AARON DEWEY, 3d, son of Aaron, 2d, b. Oct. 10, 1777, at Westfield, 
Mass.j d. Aug. 20, 1849, ag. 71; was a cloth manufacturer, at Franklin, N. Y., 
and although quite skillful and successful, was obliged to abandon this occu- 
pation through losses by fire and misplaced confidence in his business 
associate. In 1832, removed to Cherry Yalley, Ashtabula Co., Ohio. It was 
here that the three younger children were born. In 1846, removed to the 
town of Horicon, Dodge Co., Wisconsin, and engaged in farming, where he 
died; was a man of above ordinary culture, a great reader, keeping well 
posted in current events; was trusted and respected by every one who 
knew him; m. Feb.3, 1800, at Westfield, HANNAH WHEELER, of Mont- 
gomery, Mass. ; b. , at New London, Conn. ; d. ; m. 2d, , 1807, 

at Franklin, N. Y.. BETSEY VAIL, of Long Island, N. Y. ; d. . about 

1813. He m. 3d, , 1814, DOLLY CLARKE, dau. of Russell and 

Dorothy (Hill), from Egremont, Mass., b. April 5, 1792; d. Nov. 6, 1887. 
ag. 95. at Arcadia, Wis., where she lived for 25 years with her son Daniel C. 
Dewey; she m. 2d, , Joseph H. Paine, of Oak Grove. Wis., who d. 1856. 


411. Lamira Frances, b. Oct. 6, 1801; m. 

By Second Wife at Franklin-. 

412. Cadwell, b. Oct. 5, 1809; m. 

413. Hiram, b. about 1812; d. . at Utica Insane Retreat. 

By Third Wife at Franklin, etc. 

414. Amanda Eunice, b. Feb. 3, 18x5; m. 

415. Sibyl Adeline. b. Sept. 30, 1817; d. unm. , 1869, ag. 52. 

416. 'Ann Theresa. b. Nov. 17. 1818; d. . 1868, ag. 50; m. about 

1839, Ambrose Sweet, who d. Jan. — , 1859, at Ashtabula, O. ; they 

had Sarah, who m. R. S. Carter, of Floyd, la. ; Olive, who m. 

Rose; Dewey, and Noah. 

417. Laura Maria, b. Oct. 15, 1820; d. Feb. 13, 1851, ag. 30; m. , 

N. Cone, and had Elvena, who m. Larrabee, 01 Hillsdale, 

Mich. ; and Almond, who lived at Darlington, Wis. 

418. Aaron, 4th, b. May i, 1822; d. Sept. 21, 1872, ag. 50, from the 

kick of a horse. 

419. Cyrus Johnson, b. March 7, 1824; d. Jan. 5, 1850; m. and had Cyrus 

W., b. ; living at Hemlock, Clark Co., Wis.. 1898. 

AND Family History. 305 

420. Harriet Amelia, b. June 7, 1826. 

421. Daniel Clark, b. April 16, 1828; m. 

422. George Dwight. b. June 17, 1830; m. 

423. Clarissa Jane, b. Dec. 28, 1832, at Cherry Valley, O. ; d. March 14, 


424. William Henry (known as Henry W.), b. March 10, 1836; lived at 

Acadia. Wis. 

425. Walter Scott, b. Aug. 7, 1839. 


CHARLES DEWEY, son of Aaron, 2d, b. June 15, 1786, at Westfield, 
Mass. ; d. Jan. 12, 1873, ag. 86, at Wellsburg, N. Y. ; was a farmer at Franklin 
until 1832; then at Burlington, Pa., and Wellsburg, N. Y. ; m. June 14, 
1820, POLLY BARNES, b. June 20, 1788, at Branford, Conn.; d. Dec. 23. 
1870, ag. 80. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Franklin. 

426. Louisa, b. March 14, 1821; d. April 19, 1844. 

427. Walter, b. Feb. 27, 1823; m. 

428. Lyman, b. Dec. 4, 1824; m. 

429. Charles, 2d, b. Jan. 24, 1827; m. 


ANNA DEWEY, dau. of Aaron. 2d, b. Aug. 20, 1788, at Westfield, Mass.; 
d. Jan. 12, 1872, ag. 83; m. Feb.—, 1810, WILLIAM TAYLOR, son of 
Tehan and Asenath (Devereaux), b. Nov. 3, 1784, at W. Stockbridge, Mass.; 
a clothier, then farmer at Franklin, N. Y. ; living in 1877; active and 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Franklin. 

1. William Augustine, b. Sept. 10, 1815; d. unm. , 1877, at Franklin, 

N. Y., where he was a farmer. 

2. Clarinda, b. July 30, 181 9. 

3. Albert, b. Jan. 13, 1823; a farmer at Franklin; m. , 

1848, Julia Smith, and had four children. 

4. Norman, b. April 19, 1825; d. Nov. 19, 1874, ag. 49, at St. 

Charles, Mich.; was an artist; m. , Mary Painter. 

5. Edwin, b. March 15. 1830; a butter and cheese dealer at 

Binghamton, N, Y. ; m. , Delilah Taylor. 

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ROYAL DWIGHT DEWEY, M. D., son of Aaron, ad, b. Oct. 3, 1791, 
at Westfield, Mass.; d. Nov. 13, 1839, ag. 48; was a physician at Turin 
Corners, N. Y.; m. March 10, 1818, MELINDA HART, dau. of Stephen 
and Eunice , of Torringford, Conn.; b. , 1798; d. May 8, 1838, ag, 40. 

A son, b. and d. Feb. 28, 1819. 

A dau., b. and d. April — , 1820. 

510. Delia, Helen, b. Sept. 3, 1821; m. 

A son, b. and d. Nov. 19, 1823. 

511. Dwight Carlos, b. Dec. 17, 1824; m. 

512. Maria, b. Feb. 18, 1827; m. 

513. Duane, b. June 17, 1829; d. April i, 1862, ag. 32, at Turin, N. 

Y. ; a merchant. 

514. Jane, b. Feb. 17, 1832; m. 

Charles, b. Oct. 12, 1834; d. Jan. 23, 1836. 

George, b. Nov. 15, 1836; d. July 14, 1837. 


EUNICE DEWEY, dau. of Aaron, 2d, b. Feb. 24, 1794, at Westfield, 

Mass.; d. Oct. 26, 1857, ag. 63; m. , 1816, SILAS WHEAT, b. June 4, 

1793, at New Marlboro, Mass.; a farmer at Franklin, N. Y. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Franklin. 

1. Sibyl Anna, b. Jan. 30, 1817; d. Nov. 7, 1817. 

2. Cordelia Eliza, b. Oct. 8, 1818; m. Jan. 6, 1846, Abial Drake, who 

claims descent from Sir Francis Drake; they have had 4 children. 

3. Geo. Washington, b. April i, 1821; m. Feb. 20, 1850, Alice Elizer 

Gray, a farmer; had 8 children. 

4. Sylvanus Addison, b. April 5; m. Nov. 28, 1842, Rachel Loveland, 

a farmer at Franklin, N. Y.; had 8 children. 

5. James Madison, b. April 5, 1825; m. June 10, 1862, Almira E. 

Foote, a physician at Leonora, Minn., and a member of the Legis- 
lature 1874-5; had 2 children. 

6. William Dwight, b. May 8, 1827; d. Sept. 9, 1843. 

7. Mary Amanda, b. May 23, 1829; m. Feb. — , 1872, George W. 

Reynolds; was editor of the Oneonta Herald, then postmaster. 

8. Maria Louisa, b. June 11, 1831; d. Feb. 15, 1845, a^-. 13. 

9. Clarinda Rebecca, b. Nov. 22, 1833; d. Feb. 23, 1845. 

10. Lamira Frances, b. Oct. 4, 1835; unm. ; teacher of languages, 
drawing and painting. 

AND Family History. 307 


SALLY DEWEY, dau. of John, b. Sept. 2, 1781, at Westfield, Mass.; d. 
April 14, 1861, at Leyden, N. Y. ; m. Dec. 19, 1804, at Leyden, N. Y., 
GURDEON LORD, son of Nathan, of Franklin, Conn., b. July 5, 1780, at 
Norwich, Conn.; d. Oct. 16, 1866, at Leyden, N. Y., where he was a highly 
respected farmer; lieutenant in War of 1812, at Sackett's Harbor, and 
stayed in tents until snow was a foot deep. 


1. Mary Budd, b. Aug. 12, 1807; d. Oct. 12, 1809. 

2. Lydia Achsah, b. Sept. 20, 1810; m. March 22, 1833, William Horr, who 

d. Jan. 22, 1834, and she m. Sept. 6, 1838, Abner Horr; she is living 
1897 in Cleveland, O. ; children: i, Gurdeon L., b. July 6, 1842; 
m. Sept. 6, 1869, Sarah Babcock; 2, Sarah Lord, b. Nov. 12, 1845; 
m. Oct. II, 1865, H. C. Bedell. 

3. John Dewey, b. April i, 1812; m. Jan. 20, 1842, Mary Baily, of Low- 

ville, N. Y., who d. July 11, 1852, and he m. Oct. 23, 1855, Saman- 
tha Sawyer, of Brandon, Vt. ; she is living 1897 on the homestead 
at Leyden, N. Y. ; he d. May 16, 1884, at Leyden, N. Y., where he 
was a farmer; children: a, Sarah Elizabeth, b. Nov. 22, 1843; m. 
Dec. 21, 1871, Rev. Everett R. Sawyer, a native of New London, 
N. H.; h, Mary Baily, b. April 7, 1846; m. Aug. 18, 1875, Wm. H. 
Johnston, M. D., of Port Leyden, N. Y., and had 4 children; r, John 
Albert, b. Jan. 17, 1851; d. Sept. 15, 1851. 

4. Sarah Naomi, b. July 2, 1813; d. Nov. 9, 1886; m. Jan. 12, 1849, 

Ruel Kimboll, who d. May i, 1867; children: Sarah Hannah, b. 
March 27, 1850; d. Sept. 14, 1853; Lucy Lord, b. Jan. 4, 1854; m. 
Aug. 29, 1877, Henry Gilbert Hart, of Utica, N. Y., and had Henry 
Gilbert, b. June 25, 1879; Merwin K., b. June 25, 1881; Seymour, 
b. March 13, 1887. 

5. Nathan Lyons, b. Aug. 23, 1815; m. June 24, 1851, Mrs. Emeline L. 

Hawley, whod. March 19, 1897, at Rochester, Ind. ; he was a Presby- 
terian minister at Rochester, Ind., and d. April 20, 1897, ag. 81; 
entered Amherst College in 1833; ordained in 1843; went as mis- 
sionary to Indiana in 1845, where he continued to preach as long as 
his health permitted. 

6. Mary Ann, b. Aug. i, 181S; d. unm. Dec. 11, i88i. 

JOHN DEWEY, 2d, son of John, b. April 16, 17S3, at Westfield, Mass.; 
d. March 9, 1871, ag, 87, at Napoleon, Mich.; a clothier; located with his 
father and brother Walter at Leyden, and assistctl in clearing land. In the 

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spring of 1802 the whole family were there; was a school teacher, surveyor, 
justice of the peace, and member of Assembly. His wife came with her 
parents to Leyden in 1803; lived near Boonville until 1835, when they 
removed to Napoleon, Michigan, and resided on the farm until their death; 
m. Oct. 8, 1805, at Leyden, Lewis Co., N. Y., ANNA HAWLEY, dau. of 
James and Lucina, of Granby, Conn., b. there Dec. 28, 1788; d. March 2, 
1879, ag. 90, after being blind thirteen years and confined to bed for nearly 
six years, at Napoleon, Mich. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Boonville, N. Y. 

515. Diantha, b. Oct. 11, 1806; m. 

516. Louisa, b. Feb. 25, 1808; m. Feb. 23, 1837, Rufus Tiffany. 

517. Harlow H., b. March 30, 1810; d. June 7, 1854, at Sault Ste. Marie; m. 

, Emily Fisher, and had Ella. 

518. Walter, b. Jan. 25, 1812; d. Dec. 5, 1845, at Antwerp, N. Y., where 

he was a physician; m. Maria Theresa Stickney, dau. of Herman, 
of Turin, N. Y. ; d. Aug. 26, 1881, at Watertowu, N. Y. ; they had 

two daughters, i, Theresa Stickney, b. ; d. , 1873; m. 

, Chauncey T. Bowen, of Chicago, 111.; they had a son, Fred- 
erick; d. in 1868; 2, Anna Paulina, b. ; living unni. at Antwerp, 

N. Y., in 1898. 

519. Charles C, b. Nov. 16, 181 7; m. 


WALTER DEWEY (M. D.), son of John, b. Aug. 20, 1785, at Westfield, 
Mass.; d. Feb. 28, 1821, at CoUinsville. N. Y. ; came with his father and elder 
brother John to Leyden in 1802 — assisted them in clearing land — having 
broken his leg, he returned to Westfield and began the study of medicine; 
was the first physician who settled in Turin and built the first house in 
Turin village in 1803; two or three years after removed to CoUinsville 
and built him a residence. In 1809, with others, he formed the " Columbian 
Society," a debating club; was a trustee of the Turin Social Library, 
formed in 1814, and kept during most of its existence with scrupuloHs care- 
by Amos Higby, Jr.; it was dissolved in 1849 and some 600 valuable books 
were divided among the proprietors. The first church edifice built in West 
Turin, and the first of its denomination north of the Mohawk, was St. Paul's 
Church (Ep.), which stood a mile northeast of Constableville. This society 
was organized April 7, 181 7, at the house of Levi Collins in CoUinsville. Ar- 
rangements were made to build there of stone, but finally they built on the 
West Road. The first vestrymen were Nathaniel Merriam and Thomas Alsoj); 
Dr. W. Dewey was one of the 9 wardens. Rev. Joshua M. Rogers, the rector, 
labored with great zeal and success as a missionary until 1833. The cluirth 

AND Family History. 309 

was consecrated by Bishop Hobart, Aug. 16, 1816, and deeded to the society 
in Oct. following. A fever of typhoid type appeared in the county in the 
winter of 1812-13, in common with a large district of country in the Northern 
and Eastern States and in Canada — especially prevalent in March and April, 
and more fatal to men of strong constitutions than to those more feeble. 
He was constant in his attendance on the sick, day and night, and often 
slept on the road while carried to his patients; he rode much of the time on 
horseback and received an injury, finally resulting in a large tumor, from 
which he suffered greatly and for a long time until his death. He was a 
tender and devoted husband, a respectful and affectionate son, the kind 
brother, the sincere friend, the ever-watchful physician, and the useful citizen. 
He was skillful in his profession and universally beloved and esteemed. His 
widow removed to Utica, N. Y., where she died and was buried by her hus- 
band, near Constableville (N. Y.); m. Nov. 20, 1808, DEME COLLINS, 
dau. of Jonathan, the first settler of Collinsville, b. April 22, 1785; d. Aug. 
6, 1864, ag. 80, at Utica, N. Y. ; no children. 


CHESTER DEWEY, son of John, b. Dec. 7, 1787, at Westfield, Mass.; 
d. May 23, 1844, ag. 56, at Turin, N. Y. ; joined the Baptist, the only church 
then (1803) in Leyden, N. Y. ; m. and settled in Turin as a clothier, where 
he joined the M. E. Church; was class leader many years; soon exchanged 
his property for a farm of uncleared land and spent most of his time as a 
farmer. " He died in holy Christian triumph, after one week's illness, 
resulting from a sudden cold; " m. Dec. 31, 1810, PHEBE WETMORE, b. 
in Conn.; d. Dec. 18, 1845. 


521. Ethe Wetmore, b. March 5, 1812; m. 

522. Ada, b. Aug. 3, 1813; m. 

Manley Welman, b. July 21, 1815; d. Feb. 11, 1816. 
Celesta, b. Jan. 14; d. Sept. 23, 181 7. 

523. Milton, b. March 23, 1818; m. 

524. John, b. June 4, 1820; m. 

A child, b. and d. Feb. 21, 1822. 

525. Sanger, b. March 27, 1823; m. 

526. Deme, b. Nov. 10, 1824; d. April 25, 184 1, ag. 16. 

527. Susan Maria, b. March 24, 1832; m. 


ACHSAH DEWEY, dau. of John, b. May 26, 1795, at Westfield, Mass.; 
d. Oct. 30, 1865, ag. 70, at Houseville, N. Y., of general debility — having 

310 Dewev Genealogy 

been an invalid for several years. She taught school — at one term having 
60 scholars — was for many years a consistent member of the Presbyterian 
Church; constant in her attendance; of good judgment ; very conscientious 
in conduct; kind and gentle in all her ways; would not speak ill or unkindly 
of any: m. Nov. 20, 1823, at Leyden, N. Y., PAUL BAXTER YALE, son 
of Amasa and Sally (Baxter), of Southwick, Mass., and Rupert, Vt. ; b. July 
5, 1792, at Rupert, Vt. ; d. Sept. 15, 1872, at Houseville, N. Y. (His father 
was a Rev. soldier of Mass.; a surveyor and merchant at Southwick. His 
mother was of Westfield, Mass., b. in Boston; they were m. May 28, 1783; 
removed to Rupert, Vt.) P. B. Y. removed with the family to Salem (N. Y.), 
Schenectady (1802), Johnstown, Minden, Little Falls; and on March 14, 
1809, arrived in Turin, N. Y., in which town and Martinsburgh he resided 
the remainder of his life. In the War of 1812-15 he served 9 mos. and was 
placedon the pension roll for same. His occupations were varied; a farmer, 
cattle dealer, bridge builder, mover of buildings, thresher, teamster for 
many years, and later had charge of the Turin Plank Road; was fond of 
investigating early colonial history and early land titles and versed in the 
earlier history of Lewis county; m. ist, Aug. 7, 1817, Dema Pitcher (dau. of 
Reuben Pitcher), b. Jan. 14, 1793; rem. to Martinsburgh, 1802; she d. May 
17, 1818, at Martinsburgh, aged 25 years (in childbirth); she and infant 
buried in same grave. 


1. Walter Dewey (see portrait), b. Jan. 16, 1826, at Martinsburgh, N. Y. ; 

when nine years of age removed to the town of Turin, where he has 
since resided with two sisters near Houseville; received his educa- 
tion from the common schools, and two terms attendance at a select 
school; was then engaged in repairing the old plank road and 
teaming for some time. During the year 1855-6 was engaged as an 
assistant in the census office at Albany, and in 1865 was a census 
enumerator of the town of Turin. For several years was a convey- 
ancer, and has served as notary public for the last twenty-two years, 
and for the last thirty-si.x years (except one), as clerk of his school 
district; has been teacher of a Bible class for thirty years; is a man 
of fine native abilities, an accurate statistician and in the highest 
sense of the term a good citizen. 

2. Sarah Amanda, b. Apr. 28, 1835; m. Feb. 27, 1862, at Houseville, Gar- 

ret Van Denison Brand, the fifth son of Thomas Brand (who came 
from England, stopping in the vicinity of Albany for a time; thence 
to West Turin, remaining for several years; thence to Wisconsin, 
near Fond-du-Lac); b. Jan. 15, 1835, at W. Turin, N. Y; taught 
school several terms; was a carpenter and joiner; removed to his 
farm in Oakfield, Fond-du-Lac Co., Wis., March 3, 1862, where 

AND Family History. 311 

remained until June, 1876. Early in July following removed to 
Santa Clara Co., Cal., and in May, 1877, to Pomona, Los Angeles 
Co., in S. California, where now resides; has been a nurseryman, a 
farmer and fruit grower. He and wife were formerly active mem- 
bers of the M. E. Church, but later became connected with the 
Holiness Church of southern California, and in 1882 he became a 
minister of that order, actively engaged in missionary work. They 
both were successful teachers for several years; and had i, Waltei 
Clement, b. March 22, 1863, at Oakfield, Wis.; m. Nov 24, 1892, at 
San Jacinto, Cal., Emma Logsdon, of the same place; b. there 1865; 
they reside in Los Angeles, Cal., and are both engaged in mission 
work in the city; he is a minister of the Holiness Church, and for 
the last ten years has been an editor and publisher of " Pentecost," 
a monthly church paper, at Los Angeles. 2, Franklin Lincoln, b. 
March 28, 1865, at Oakfield, Wis.; d. April 10, 1867. 3, Milo Bax- 
ter, b. March 17, 1868, at Oakfield, Wis.; m. Dec. 13, 1896, at 
Pomona, Cal., Ladonia L. Parker, of Pomona, dau. of Rev. Leonard, 

and eldest child, b. Jan. 9, 1876, in , Texas; they reside at 

San Dimas, Los Angeles Co., Cal.; he attended the " Throop Poly- 
technic Institute " at Pasadena for 2 years; is a nurseryman 
and farmer; and had Florence Olive, b. Sept. 12, 1897, at Pomona. 
4, Joseph Everett, b. Nov. 15, 1873, at Oakfield, Wis.; is a teacher; 
graduate of the State Normal School, at Los Angeles, in 1894; taught 
school a year; was at the State University, at Berkeley, Cal., for two 
years, and for the last year has been prof, of mathematics in the 
High School, at San Bernardino, Cal ; is also a practical printer, hav- 
ing worked a year in an office. 5, Willis Centennial, b. Jan. 3, 1876, 
at Oakfield, Wis.; is a farmer; attended Pomona Business College 
one winter; is now engaged in mission work at Los Angeles, Cal. 
6, Edmund Baker, b. June 3, 1880, at Pomona, Cal.; is a farmer and 

3. Amelia Deme, b. May 8, 1838. | Living unm. 1898, at Houseville; 

4. Jane M., b. Nov. 24, 1842. j Amelia was several years a milliner, 

at Lowville, N. Y. ; M. E. Ch. S. S. teacher for thirty years. Jane 
is a student and artist, member of the Episcopal Church, and house- 
keeper for her brother and sister. 


LESTER DEWEY, son of John, b. Jan. 12, 1798, at Westfield, Mass.; d. 
April 21, 1831, ag. 33, near Turin, N. Y.; m. Sept. 9, 1820, at Copenhagen, 
N. Y., EMILY KING, who d. July 2, 1830 

312 Dewey Genealogy 


528. Julia A., b. Dec. 21, 1821; d. Sept. 2, 1845; m. Sept. 10, 1840, 

Elizur Shepard, who d. Oct. 9, 1880; their dau., Emily A, b. March 
18, 1843; m. April 15, 1864, Henry Duron Oakes, b. May 3, 1841; 
a farmer; they had at So. Rutland, N. Y., i, Dorr B, b. June 26, 
1865; 2, Ida May, b. Dec 20, 1866; m. Nov. 7, 1888, at So. Rutland, 
George L. Canfield, and had Hayden Lyman, b. Sept. 15, 1895; 3, 
Gertrude M.; and 4, Mertie S., b. Oct. 6, 1869; d. Sept. 8-12, 1870; 

5, Carrie L., b. June 29, 1872; m. Feb. 12, 1896, Ornice Trembly, a 
farmer at VVatertown, N. Y., b. Sept. 13, 1853, at St. Peters, Canada; 

6, Fred. W., b. May 25, 1876, a farmer; 7, Grace, b. Oct. 14, 1878; 
8, Hattie, b. Aug. 15, 1880; d. March 13, 1881; Lester Dewey, b. 
March 15, 1883. 

529. Harriet Newell, b. Oct. 22, 1823; m. Feb. 8, 1848, George W. Wauful, 

b. May 5, 1820; d. April 8, 1895, and had Lester G., b. April 9, 1850, 
at So. Ru1;'and, N. Y., a teacher; m. Oct. 11, 1871, Harriet E. 
Morgan, b. Veb. 16, 1849, at Trenton, N. Y. ; no children. 

530. Lydia Lovisa, b. July 25, 1829; m. Nov. 27, 1866, James Rector, a 

farmer, in Oswego Co., N. Y., b. March 11, 1819; d. Sept. 23, 1891; 
no children. 


SILAS DEWEY, 2d, son of Silas, b. April 15, 1796, at W. Suffield, Conn.; 
d. April 21, 1844, ag. 48, at Feeding Hills, Mass., where he was a merchant; 
his sons, except John, were Baptists and Freemasons; m. Oct. 27, 1825, at 
Feeding Hills, FRANCES BEEBE, dau. of Artemas and Bethiah (Phelan), 
b. Feb. 6, 1802; d. March 13, 1S90, ag. 88, of la grippe, at Feeding Hills, 
having lived at Janesville, Wis., some years before. 

531. George, b. Aug. 3, 1826; d. Oct. 3, 1881, ag. 55, at Wau- 

kegan. 111.; was a tobacconist at Janesville after 1853; Waukegan in 
1S60; m. May 6, 1852, at W. Springfield, Mass., Maria D. Leonard, 

dau. of Cyrus and Beede , b. , 1828; d. Oct. , 1889. ag. 

61, at Waukegan; they had i, Frances Maria, b. April 29, 1853; m. 

, Cal. Kucker, and live at Waukegan; had a son Charles; 2, 

Emma Chase, b. Jan. 28, 1855; 3, Edwin Dewey; 4, Lulu, b. June 
29, 1867. 
532. Phineas Spencer, b. April 29, 1829; d. Jan. 7, 1891, ag, 61, stabbed by 
a fanatical preacher at Clinton, la. ; was a carpenter and car builder; 
m. July — , 1855, at Milford, Conn., Josephine Brown; they had 
George, b. April — , 1856, at Janesville, Wis.; P. Spencer, 2d, b. 

AND Family History. 313 

, 1858; Ella, b. , 1863, at McHenry, III.; m. , 1888, 

Walter Mc Arthur. 

533. John, b. April II, 1834, at Feeding Hills, Mass., a tobacco- 

nist; went to went to Wis. in 1853; Brooksville, Fla., in 1886; m. 
May I, 1858, at Janesville, Wis., Mary A. Bowman, b. Sept. 10, 
1842, at Waukesha, Wis.; they had Harry B., b. Feb. 13, 1859, a 
cigar manufacturer, at Janesville, Wis.; m. April 25, 1889, at 
Brooksville, Fla., Genevieve Parks, b. Oct. 22, 1862, at New Lisbon, 

534. Elbert S., b. Nov. 13, 1839, went to Alabama 1855; to " bleed- 

ing Kansas " with " border ruffians " in 1857; a govt, scout 1860- 
70; at Port Townsend, Ore., in 1890, when last heard from. 

535. Henry W., b. Nov. 30, 1841; d. Dec. 18, 1885, ag. 44, at San 

Francisco, Cal. ; a machinist; m. Aug. 18, 1862, at Janesville, Wis., 
Adaline Beers; they had Effie, b. Sept. — , 1864, at Janesville, Wis. ; 
there m. 18S1, Fred. King, Evansville, Wis. 


PHINEAS SPENCER DEWEY, son of Silas, b. Jan. 27, 1799, at West 
Sufifield, Conn.; d. March 20, 1837, in New York city; was a school teacher; 
left his family and was a merchant in Virginia and North Carolina; m. 
MARY ANN NELSON, dau. of Oliver and Mary (King), b. March 29, 
1801, at West Suffield, Conn.; there d. Jan. 19, 1895, ag. 93 years, 10 mo.; 
she m. 2d, Harmon Wheeler, of W. Suffield. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at West Suffield. 

536. Lester, b. Nov. 9, 1818; m. 


LEVI DEWEY, 2d, son of Levi, b. Feb. 14, 1792, at Norwich, Mass.; d. 
March 9, 1869, ag. 77, at Meadville, Pa., where he was a blacksmith and 
Baptist deacon, after 1820; m. Dec. 3, 1816, HANNAH SLAYTON, who d. 
June 29, 1857, 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Meadville, Except 537-8. 

537. Charles S., b. Sept. 12. 1817. 

538. Horace A., b. March 24, 1819. 

Henry H., b. Feb. 17, 1821; d. July 15, 1822, at Meadville. 
Samuel H., b. Dec. 3; d. 4, 1S22. 

539. Samuel S., b. Jan. 24, 1826; m. 

540. Asa W., b. May 4, 1828. 

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541. Sarah Ann, b. May 16, 1830; m. 

542. Adaline E., b. April 16, 1832. 

543. Levi S., b. June 16, 1835. 


ANN DEWEY, dau . of Levi, b. Jan. 24, 1794, at Norwich, Mass.; d. 
Jan. 14, 1832, at Meadville, Pa.; m. May 4, 1815, JABEZ B. SACKETT, 
son of Zavan, b. Dec. 14, 1788; d. Nov. 17, 1870, ag. 81, at Meadville, Pa., 
where he was a farmer. 


1. Edward B. R., b. July 6, 1816; a farmer at Meadville, Pa.; m. April 

25, 1839, Sabrina S. Wright; they had Frances A., b. Feb. 8, 1840; 
d. Sept. 3, 1847; Flavia S., b. April 3, 1842; Edward P., b. June 20, 
1848; d. June 23, 1862. 

2. Charles D., b. Jan. 21, 1820; an editor at Mayville, N. Y. ; d. May 27, 

1862, ag. 42; m. Nov. 4, 1856, Mary A. Dickson; children: Clara, 
b. May 13, 1859; Charles, b. Dec. 24, 1861. 

3. James W., b. Aug. 20, 1822; an M. D. at Kalamazoo, Mich.; m. Jan. 

10, 1853, Lizzie Johnson, and had Josephine, b. Feb. 17, 1854. 

4. Jabez B., Jr., b. Feb. i, 1827; a carpenter in Wis.; m. June 27, 1849, 

Esther M. White; and had i, Clarence E., b. Nov. 3, 1852; d. Aug. 
28, 1856; 2, Clara E., b. Dec. 15, 1856; 3, Rosealba, b. May 2, 1858; 
4, Mary E., Feb. 9, 1862; 5, Pierre B., b. June 28, 1864; d. Dec. 12, 
1874; 6, Helen F., b. June i, 1867; 7, Jessie S., b. Nov. 8, 1869. 

5. L. Dewey, b. Dec. 3, 1828; a farmer at Meadville, Pa.; m. April 13, 

1859, Sarah C. Palmer, who d. about 187 1; he m. 2d, Feb. 21, 1873, 
Harriet Palmer, who died; and had i, Mary E., b. May 8, i860; 

2, Willis O.. b. Sept. 8, 1861; d. ; 3, Howard, b. Dec. 23, 1863; 

4, Schuyler, b. Mar. 27, 1868; 5, Hermon, b. Oct. 11, 1869; 6, Grace, 
b. July 30, 1871 

6. Anna A., b. Jan. i, 1832; unm. 

7. Ozias H., b. Dec. 22, 1836; a teacher; d. Nov. 23, 1S59, ag. 22. 


DAVID DEWEY, son of Levi, b. March 12, 1798, at Norwich, Mass.; 

d. ; a farmer near Meadville, Pa.; left his family and never heard from; 

m. , 1823, REBECCA DICKSON, who d. July—, 1873. 


544. James Dwight, b. Nov. 2, 1823. 

545. Mary Ann, b. July 11, 1825. 


546. George, b. Jan. 27, 1827. 

547. Harriet, b. April 19, 1829. 

548. David S., b. May 30, 1831. 

JUSTIN DEWEY, son of Levi, b. April 4, 1800, at Norwich, Mass.; d. 
Jan. 5, 1872, ag. 71, at Wayland, Pa., where he was a farmer, Baptist deacon, 
justice of the peace, held important county offices, etc.; m. Aug. 24, 1826, 
ESTHER WRIGHT, b. Oct. 8, 1803, at Norwich; d. Feb. 20, 1866, ag. 62, 
at Wayland. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Wayland. 
549- Mary S., b. July 14, 1827; d. May 12, 1889, ag. 61; a teacher. 

550. Martha A., b. Oct. 12, 1829; m. Jan. 30, 1851, Rev. J. H. Hazen, and 

had Francis W., b. May 17, 1852; Howard S., b. March 21, 1855; 
Ida L., b. April 26, 1859; Bertha B., b. Aug. 28, 1863. 

551. Helen F., b. May 11, 1832; m. June 27, 1855, Rev. J. W. B. Clark, 

and had Mary Evelin, b. April 11, 1856; J. Wayland, b. July 22, 1858; 
Clinton D., b. Jan. 20, 1862. 

552. Edward H., b. May 21, 1837; m. 

553. Julia A., b. June 15, 1839; m. June 16, 1869, Francis Handley, and 

had Frederick W., b. March 2, 1872; Herman D., b. Oct. 13, 1875; 
Arthur H., b. March 19, 1879; Esther, b. June 27, 1881. 

554. William W., b. Nov. 15, 1841; m. 

555. Emma, b. May 4, 1844; m. Feb. 9, 1S69, George W. Quiggle, and 

had Susie E., b. Dec. 23, 1870; Carrie L., b. Dec. 18, 1872; d. ; 

Eda M., b. April 13, 1874; Bessie J., b. Sept. 20, 1876. 

556. Walter B., b. July 16, 1847; m. Dec. 30, 1869, Martha J. Beatty, and 

had Flora E., b. Jan. 15, 1871; Clara M., b. Oct. 15, 1873; Melvin 
B., b. Nov. 3, 1880. 


STILLMAN DEWEY, son of Levi, b. Feb. 16, 1802; d. April 7, 1870, 
ag. 68; was a farmer and blacksmith at Meadville, Pa.; m. May 12, 1830, 
SUSAN S. SCOTT ; b. Feb. 26, 1812; d. July 24, 1896. 

A son, b. Feb. 23, 1831; d. ag. 3 days. 

557. Henry J., b. May 17, 1832; m. Sept. 14, 1854, Phebe J. Phelps, 

and had Sarah, b. . 

558. Elizabeth S., b. Aug. 7, 1834; d. June 6, 1858; m. April 28, 1853, 

William Franklin; had Adelle, b. . 

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559. Lafayette B., b. May 7, 1837; m. Dec. 3, 1857, Ann J. Quiggle; and 

had Mary L., b. March 6, 1859; Frank W., b. Aug. 6, 1861. 
Lydia J., b. March 8, 1840; d. March 8, 1854. 

560. Ansel S., b. May 22, 1843; m. Jan. 27, 187 1, Florence I. Buskirk. 

561. John S., b. March 17, 1846; m. April 12, 1869 (?), Florence M. 

Seaman; had Burdenia, b. Feb. i, 1874; Delia M., b. Aug. 8, 1877. 


JOHN MOSELEY DEWEY, son Zebediah, 2d, b. Aug. 11, 1791, at 
Poultney, Vt. ; d. Jan. 3, 1877, ag. 85, at Somers, Wis. In 1849, accom- 
panied by his family, he took passage on the old steamer " Saranac " for 
Burlington, Vt., where they boarded the " Francis Salts " for Whitehall, 
and from there went by rail to Schenectady, N. Y., and on by canal to 
Buffalo, where they took the steamer " Hendrick Hudson." In May, 1849, 
they landed at Southport, which was soon to take the name of Kenosiia. 
Locating in Paris Township, the father improved a farm on which he spent 
the remainder of his days. Mr. and Mrs. Dewey endured the hardships and 
privations common to the early settlers of Wisconsin. They were honest, 
pious people and left an example of upright living, worthy of imitation. 
Their days were prolonged beyond the allotted time. Politically Mr. Dewey 
was a Whig until the rise of the Republican party, with which he was ever 
afterward identified. In Vermont he served for a number of years as High 
Sheriff of his county and in the Masonic order had taken the highest degree; 
m. Oct. 8, 1817, at Pawlet, Vt., LUCINDA COOK, b. May 23, 1793, at 
Pawlet, Vt. ; d. Oct. 23, 1874, ag. 81, at Somers, Wis. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Milton, Vt. 

Titus Zebediah, b. Dec. 27, 1818; d. June i, 1819. 

562. Oscar Whitney, b. May 22, 1820; d. Feb. 14, 1882, at Janesville, 


563. Keziah Hill, b. May i, 1822; m. Sept. 7, 1843, at Milton, Vt., 

Carlton Stone Leonard; and is living at Kenosha, Wis. in 1898. 

564. Titus Cook, b. Aug. 16, 1828; m. 

565. Courtland Atwater, b. Jan. 25, 1831; m. 

566. Harlow Moseley, b. May 4, 1834; d. Oct. 26, 1890, at Madison, 

Wis.; m. March 7, 1861, at Kenosha, Abbie Jane Taylor, b. Nov. 

i8, 1837, in Franklin Co., Vt. ; (m. 2d, July 19, 1892, Rev. 

McFarland, at Janesville, Wis).; they had Minnie Mary, b. Aug. 7, 
1862, at Paris, Wis. ; d. Jan. 6, 1864; Minnie Mary, b. Feb. 20, 
1865; m. Dec. 10, 1884, at Janesville, George Grant Paris, b. Nov. 
18, 1864, at Delphi, Ind. 
Abbie .\ntonette, b. Aug. 31, 1840; d. Aug. 2, 1842. 

AND Family History. 317 


SOLOMON JACKSON DEWEY, son of Azariah, b. , 1799, at 

Poultney, Vt. ; d. March 4, 1873, at E. Poultney, Vt., where he was a farmer 

and there m. , 1831, CHARLOTTE FINEL, dau. of Harvey F. and 

Lucy (Whitney), b. , 1809; d. Sept. 11, 1881, at East Poultney. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at East Poultney. 

567. Edwin S., b. June i, 1833; m. 

568. Oscar A., b. July 7, 1834; m. 

569. Albert W., b. April 3, 1837; m. Feb. 15, 1859, Sarah R. Watkins, 

dau. of Rollin and Betsey (Gorham); their dau. Frances M., b. 
June 27; d. Aug. 27, 1868, at E. Poultney, Vt. 

570. Solomon J., 2d, b. March i, 1844; d May 15, 1895, ag. 51, at Castie- 

ton, Vt. ; there m. Feb. 25, 1868, Lydia Eliza Barber, b. Sept. 13, 
1847; they had William John, b. March 25, 1870; Benj. Franklin, 
b. June 15, 1875; Charles Arthur, b. May 7, 1884, at Fair Haven. 


ARCHIBALD DEWEY, son of Azariah, b. Feb. 17, rSoi, at Poultney, 
Vt. ; d. Oct. 26, 1885, ag. 84, of pneumonia, at Kingsbury, N. Y. ; lived at 
Poultney, Vt., until 1864, when he moved to Kingsbury, N. Y., a little west 
of Poultney; was a cloth dresser, farmer, and good huntsman; a Baptist 
after 1866; m. Dec. 2, 1830, at Poultney, ZELIMA D. POND, dau. of Maj. 
Asabel and Louisa (Ward), [her two sisters were m. at same time]), b. May 
29, 1804, at Poultney, Vt. ; d. Aug. 2, 1881, ag. 77, of gastric fever. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Poultney, Vt. 

571. .^sahel P., b. Jan. 19, 1833; living unm. 1898, at Glens Falls, N. 

Y. ; was a Baptist deacon several years at Ft. Ann. 

572. LycurgusF., b. April 27, 1835; d. Aug. 30, 1882, ag. 47, at his father's 

house; was in Illinois at the outbreak of the civil war and enlisted 
in Co. A, 2d 111. Cavalry; was in battles of Fort Donaldson and 
Pittsburg Landing, from which place he was sent sick to Louisville 
Hospital; afterwards appointed Hospital Steward 1863, and served 
to Feb. 28, 1866 ; remained south after the war but died while on a 
visit to his father. 

573. Henry A., b. Dec. 8, 1842; killed in jumping from a passenger train 

to save a ten mile walk, on his father's farm, .'Xpril 6, 1884; m. 
Dec. 21, 1876, Anna S. Wood, and had Edna, b. Nov. 28, 1877. 

574. Perlina E., b. June 5, 1844; living at Fort .\nn, N. Y., in 1898; m. 

Jan. 10, 1869, at Ft. Ann, Orlando J. Mason, son of John T. and 
Mary H. (Otis), b. Oct. 5, 1S43, at Ft. Ann, N. Y., where he is a 

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farmer and had i, Charles E., b. Nov. i6, 1869; 2, Myron D., b. 
July 30, 1872; 3, Grace Z., b. Nov. 22, 1874; 4, Leon O., b. Dec. 
22, 1879; 5, Lester L., b. June 19, 1882; 6, Lena P., b. Dec. i, 



JOHN MILTON DEWEY, son of Azariah, b. Oct. 2, 181 2, at Milton, 
Vt. ; was a farmer; m. EMERY JOHNSON, b. March 26, 1818. 



Maria L., 

b. Dec. 28, 1841. 


William Z., 

b. Nov. 27, 1846. 


Charles C, 

b. Dec. 31, 1848. 


George M., 

b. June 4, 1855. 


Clara L., 

b. March 21, 1858. 


John H., 

b. Jan. 27, i860. 

580a, Clara Woodward, b. Sept. 4, 1864. 


CHARLOTTE MOSELEY DEWEY, dau. of David, b. Sep. 8, 1804 at 
Poultney, Vt. ; d. April 5, 1897, ag. 93, at East Poultney, Vt., where she 
was the oldest native resident. She was the friend and associate of Horace 
Greeley during his four years' apprenticeship in that village, to the trade 
of typesetting; also the schoolmate and associate of George Jones, the 
founder and editor of the New York Times; of Francis H. Ruggles, an asso- 
ciate editor, and of Jared Sparks, the historian, who was apprenticed at 
the carpenter and joiner's trade about the same time. She was a vivacious 
and intelligent young woman, giving aid and encouragement to them, of 
which in later years they made grateful acknowledgment. She was survived 
by her only child Dr. L. D. Ross, six grandsons, and several great grand- 
children; m. Fed. 14, 1826, PAUL M. ROSS, son of Paul and Olive (Mower) 

b. Oct. I, 1800 at Barre, Vt., d. , 1870, of progressive paralysis caused 

by an accident, was a harnessmaker, farmer, and melodeon maker at 
Poultney, Vt. 


1. Lucretius Dewey, b. July 4, 1828, is a physician and surgeon at 
Poultney, Vt., and served as assistant surgeon in 14th Vt. Reg. in 
Civil War; wrote most of the record of Capt. Zebediah Dewey's 
descendants for the "History of Poultney;" m. July 4, i860. 
Adeline Adelia Baldwin, dau. of Hiram T. and Roxalana Strong 
(Wood) b. March 11, 1829, and had Carroll Baldwin, b. Aug. 23. 

AND Family History. 319 

1861; Willis Moore, b. May 8, 1863, m. and lives at Rutland, Vt.; 
Anna Dewey, b. Apr. 14, 1865; Lucretius Henry, b. Sep. 30, 1867, 
at Benson, Vt. ; Paul Gilbert, b. Oct. 6, 1869, at Poultney; Charles 
Leffingwell, b. Nov. 26, 187 1. 


ESTHER DEWEY, dau. of David, b. Feb. 2. 1806, at Poultney, Vt., 
there d. June 16, 1889, ag. 83; m. Oct. 12, 1829, ISAAC LEFFING- 
WELL, son of Jeremiah and Lucy (Burnham), b. June 14, 1807, at 
Middletown, Vt., d. Jan. 20, 1842, age 34, at Poultney, Vt., a 
merchant at Albany, Vt., moved to Poultney, Sep. 1834. 


1. Charles Carroll, b. Feb. 19, 1830 at Albany, Vt. ; m. Oct. 12, 1869, 

Elizabeth A. Russell, dau. of Thomas and Mary, they have Esther 
L., b. July 13, 1872, at Poultney, where he is a drygoods merchant. 

2. Dewey, b. Aug. 13, d. 24, 1834. 

3. Henry L., b. Mch. 20, 1837, d. May 25, 1838. 


JACOB CATLIN DEWEY, son of David, b. Jan. 10, 1808, d. Dec. 10, 
1889, ag. 81, at Poultney, Vt., moved to Whitehall, N. Y. about 1835, went 
back to Poultney, Vt. about 1865; m. June 20, 1833, at Poultney, LORIND.\ 
MORIAH BROWNSON, dau. of Abijah (2d) and Lorlnda (Parkill), b. 
Feb. 21, 1812 at Castleton, Vt., d. May 22, 1893, ag. 81, at Poultney, Vt. 

EIGHTH GENERATION. —Born at Whitehall, N. Y. 

581. David Brownson, b. June 20, 1834, m. 

582. Esther M., b. Nov. i, 1841; m. Feb. 22, 1877, at Poultney, 

Daniel S. Potter. 
James C, b. June 20, 1S45, d. soon. 

583. Jacob Henry, b. Aug. 9, 1855, at Whitehall, N. Y., is a farmer and 

carpenter at Fairlee, Vt. ; m. Jan. 29, 1879, Sarah Jane Lee, of 
Mechanicville, N. Y., dau. of Dr. James and Elizabeth T. (Delano), 
b. there Jan. 29, 1855; they had H. Lee, b. Dec. 20, 1879; Gertrude 
M., b. May 6, 1883; Janet Y., b Apr. 6, 1886, d. ag. 14 months; 
Claude H, b. Mch. 23, i8go. 


ZEBEDIAH DEWEY, son of David, b. Aug. 16, 1813, at Poultney, Vt., 
where he is a farmer; m. Jan. 10, 1843, CHARLOTTE C. RANN, d. Oct. 3, 
185 1 ; he m. 2d, EMILY GATTEN. 

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584. Lucia B., b. abt. 1844, m. Nov. 21, 1865, Ransom Hosford. 

585. Elizabeth, b. abt. 1846; m. Nov. 21, 1865, Collamer Parsons. 

586. Catharine, b. abt. 1848. 

587. Charlotte, b. abt. 1850; m. Dec. 25, 1870, RoUin H. Watkins. 


THOMAS DAVID DEWEY, son of David, b. Oct. 7, 1815, at E. 
Poultney, Vt., a merchant there in the place formerly occupied by Amos 
Bliss; stood 5 ft. 4 1-2 inches; weighed 150 lbs., had blue eyes, brown 
hair and light coinple.\ion, 1898; m. Sep. 30, 1842, LUCY BRACE MORSE, 
dau. of Stephen and Eunice (Frisbie) b. July 25, 1818, at E. Poultney, 
Vt., d. Apr. 17, 1852. ag. 33, at South Amboy, N. J.; they had a son 
Arthur Thomas, b. June 10, 1847, d. June 28, 1856, ag. 9. He m. 1854, 
Mrs. CAROLINE POTTER, who d. in 1858. He m. 3d, May 2, i860, 
Mrs. LUCY L. BLISS, widow of Amos (1794-1855), dau. of John and 

Chloe ( ) Goodwin, b. Sept. 13, 1815, at Castleton, Vt. ; m. Jan. 6, 1847, 

Amos Bliss, who d. Apr. 17, 1855. She d. Feb. 25, 1888, ag. 72. He m. 4th, 
April 3, 1889, Mrs. MARY (FRISBIE) HARRIS, widow of James P. 


LAURA AUGUSTA DEWEY, dau. of David, b. Feb. 14, 1820, at Poult 
ney, Vt., living at Glens Falls, N. Y., in Sep. 1896; m. WILLIAM YOUNG; 
m. 2d, abt. i860, JAMES W. KING, see below. 


1. Edwin Forrest. 

2. Anna. 

3. Pauline. 

4. Sarah. 


HARRIET DEWEY, dau. of David, b. , 1822, at E. Poultney, Vt., 

d. Aug. II, 1858; m. Oct. I, 1850, JAMES W. KING; he m. 2d her sister 
Laura A., see above. 

I. Charlotte Lucretia, b. Nov. i, 1851; m. Dec. 25, 1883, Edward L. 
Prindle, son of Ezbon and Eliza (Hawkins), b. June 3, 1852; they 
have Harriet Dewey, b. Sept. 12. 1887, and live at Middletown 
Springs, Vt. 

AND Family History. 321 

2. Sarah Augusta, b. Mch. 17, 1857, m. Apr. 7, 1872, Samuel P. 
Thayer, they have James Wanen Meyer, b. July 22, 1873; Maurice 
Burton, b. July 11, 1875, and live at 27 Woodland st., Worcester, 

RHODA DEWEY, dau of Solomon, b. March 20, 1790, at Westfield, d. 
Oct. 7, 1834, ag. 44; m. Dec. 4, 1813, JOSEPH HASTINGS, son of Joseph 
(1756-1821) and Elizabeth (Granger) (1760-1802), b. at Suffield, Conn., 
March 18, 1792, d. there March 21, 1837. Farmer at Suffield. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Suffield. 

1. James Monroe, b. Mch. 4, 1817, d. July 7, 1859. 

2. Elizabeth Frances, b. Aug. 10, 1819, d. Sep. 2, 1869, .m. Nov. i, 1838, 

Solomon F. Alderman, of Turkey Hills; m. 2d, Nov., 1862, Joel 


ASHBEL DEWEY, son of Solomon, b. June 19, 1795, at Westfield, 
Mass., d. Oct. 6, 1846, at Winter Quarters, Omaha Nation; was a carriage 
maker, at Westfield, Little River District, until 1843, when he became a 

Mormon and moved west; m. , 1819, HARRIET ADAMS, b. July 4, 

1800, at Suffield, Conn., d. May 15, 187 1. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield, Mass. 

588. Maria Lucy, b. Aug. 3, 1823; m. 

589. Albert Corning, b. Nov. 5, 1825; m. 

590. Benj. Franklin, b. May 5, 1829; m. 

591. John Henry, b. Feb. 7, 1832; ra. 


JULIA DEWEY, dau. of Solomon, b. Jan. 20, 1798, at Westfield, Mass., 
m. Apr. 6, 1819, ZADOCK BOSWORTH, of Southampton, Mass., a 
clothier, and moved to " Black River Country " in N. Y. 



Alonzo, b. 



Mary Jane, b. 



Solomon, b. 



Julia Ann, b. 

m. Samuel Leonard of W. Springfield, Mass. 

1826, d. Sep. 12, 1828. 
5. Julia, b. Apr. 3, 1828; m. Lester S. Dewey, her second cousin, 

No. 594. 

322 Dewev Genealogy 

6. Arabelle, b. 1830; m. Joseph Beals, of Plainfield, Mass. 

7. Lucy, b. 1832, d. unm. 1859. 


MARY ANN DEWEY, dau. of Solomon, b. Dec. 26, 1801, at Westfield, 
Mass., there d. Apr. 22, 1885, ag. 84; m. Jan. 10, 1822, ELIHU ELY, son. 
of Elihu and Grace (Rose), b. May 19, 1799, d. May 29, 1866, ag. 67, at 
Westfield, where he was a clothier. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 

1. Samuel D., b. Aug. 7, 1831, d. Mch. 12, 1832, ag. 7 mo. 

2. Samuel Dewey, b. Oct. 13, 1833, d. , 1893, a whipmaker at West- 

field, Mass. and Rochester, N. Y. ; m. Minerva M. Perkins, dau. of 
Elisha; m. twice again, left five children; was in Civil War. 

3. Mary Esther, b. March 11, 1837, at Granville; m. Madison Smith; 

and had a son Frank Ely, b. ■ — — , 1867; m. 2d, James Barkley; 
they live at Westfield, Mass. 

4. Jane Frances, b. Jan. 15, 1840, d. July 23, 1S41. 

5. George Elihu, b. Aug. 11, 1842; a whip manufacturer at Westfield, 

Mass., and Rochester, N. Y., living at 7 Seelye Terrace in 1898; m. 
Aug. 20, 1867, at Springfield, Mass., Evelyn Matilda Maginnis, dau. 
of Joseph T. and Rebecca (Hale), b. Nov. 16, 1844, at Marion, 111.; 
d. March 2, 1892, at Rochester, N. Y. ; he m. 2d, Nov. 22, 1894, at 
Cuyahoga Falls, O., Lucia Thorn Maginnis, first wife's sister, b. 
April 3, 1849; they had Jessie Dewey, b. March 16, 1869, at West- 
field, Mass.; Grace Evelyn, b. Dec. 12, 1871, at Rochester, N. Y. ; 
Ellen Maria, b. Oct. 8, 1874; m. June, 1896, at Rochester, George 
F. Frank; Mary Rebecca, b. Sept. 25, 1877; George Gaylord, b. 
Nov. 17, 1879. 

6. Ellen Maria, b. Sept. 6, 1844, d. March 8, 1873, at Springfield, Mass. 


HARVEY DEWEY, son of Medad, 2d, b. Feb. 17, 1795, at Westfield, 
Mass., d. July 17, 1876, ag. 81, at Leyden, N. Y. ; was a farmer and several 
years assessor of Leyden, Lewis Co., N. Y. ; many years a deacon in Boon- 
ville Baptist Church, served in War of 1812; m. about 1820, JERUSHA 
JENKS, dau. of Joel and Lucy (Holbrook), b. June 27, 1803, at Leyden, 
N. Y., there d. June 14, 1873, ag. nearly 70. 


593. Sylvester Harvey, b. Aug. 14, 1821; m. 

594. Lester Scott, b. Mch. 27, 1823; m. 

AND Family History. 323 

595. Samantha, b. Mch. 26, 1825; m. 

596. Alexander Alonzo, b. Aug. 16, 1828; m. 

597. Chester Gay, b. Feb. 2, 1831; m. 

598. Eli Judson, b. July 17. 1835; m. 

599. Angeline Lodice, b. Jan. 4, 1839; m. 

Madison Medad, b. Jan. 30, 1843, d. Feb. 12, 1848. 

600. Cassius Delos, b. Nov. 2, 1845, m. 

'601. Caius Carlos, b. Nov. 2, 1845; enlisted in Civil War, was a fifer, 

and d. Sep. 11, 1863, ag. 17, of fever caused by exposure from a 

long march, at hospital on Folly Island, S. C, a member of 117th 

Regt., Co. I. 

All the above children, except Samantha, Madison, and Caius, had blue 

eyes and light hair that turned dark brown. 


EDMUND DEWEY, son ot Medad, 2d, b. Oct. 14, 1799, at Westfield, 
Mass.; moved to Wyoming Co., N. Y. ; m. CLARISSA THAYER, dau. of 
Simeon, of Leyden, N. Y. 

602. Roswell, b. , d. in the army; a farmer, m. Eliza ; had 5 chil- 
dren in Western N. Y. 

Charles, b. , d. , ag. 12. 

603 Leonard, b. ; a minister, supposed to be living in 1898. 


LEMUEL DEWEY, son of Medad, 2d, b. Oct. — , 1804, at Westfield, 
Mass.; d. Mch. 9, 1858, ag. 53, of a nervousness caused by the excessive 
use of tobacco, at Boonville, Oneida Co., N. Y. ; m. LODICEA EDDY, of 
Boonville, N. Y. ; who was living at Lee Center, N. Y., in 1886. 

604. Levi, b. — ■ — ; d. of starvation; became possessed with the idea 

his family were coming to want, though he was in good circum- 
stances, refused to eat; was a farmer and carpenter; m. Mary Ann 
Jenks, dau. of Holbrook; she was living at Lee Center, N. \'., in 

d. , ag. 7, from being run away with by an ox 

was killed in Civil War; Co. I, 117th N. Y. Regt., 
was killed in Civil War; 14th N. Y. heavy artillery, 
served in Civil War and then joined U. S. regular 


Maria, b. — 



Curtis, b. — 


Thomas, b. — 


Lafayette, b. — 

army; living 

324 Dewev Genealogy 


MOSES DEWEY, son of Oliver, b. Apr. 29, 1789, at Westfield, Mass.; 
d. Sept. 8, 1825, ag. 36, at Northampton O., whither he had goneabout 1816; 

m. ELECTA FOWLER; she m. 2d, Marshall Harrington, and d. , 

1843, near Northampton O., leaving a son Elisha. 

61 r. Richard, b. Sept. 10, 1814; m. 
Electa, b. ; d. soon. 

612. Norman, b. Feb. 13, 1820, at Northampton, O., d. Dec. 24, 1876, ag. 

56; moved to Tomah, Monroe Co., Wis., about 1845; m. 1842, 
Minnoa Parish, of Solon, O. 

613. Pamela, b. Jan. 6, 1822; m. at Bainbridge, Geauga Co., O., Feb. 19, 

1840, Silas Curtis Thomson, son of Job and Jane (Boroughs); b. at 
Shalesville, Portage Co., O., June 3, 1819; was a farmer at Shales- 
ville, O., until the fall of 1846, when he settled in Walworth Co., 
Wis.; in the spring of 1855 went to Ridgeville, Wis.; had 8 children. 

614. Ralph, b. Jan. 8, 1824; m. 

615. Mary, b. Apr. 22, 1826; m. , 1844, James Kellogg; they had 

Carrie, b. , who lived in Chicago, 111. ; Elton, b. , who went 

to Mo. in 1870. 


DOLLY DEWEY, dau. of Oliver, b. March 31, 1791, at Westfield, Mass.; 
d. Sept. 13, 1824, at Southwick, Mass.; m. Feb. 25, 1813, at Westfield, 
ROWLAND LAFLIN, b. Jan. 27, 1787, at Southwick, Mass., there d. Dec. 
— , 1869, where he was a farmer and powder manufacturer; was the same at 
Lee, Mass., for some time also; was called Captain, and m. 2d, June 23, 
1826, Mrs. Lydia L. Phelps, b. at Suffield, Conn.; d. May 16, 1835, at 
Southwick, Mass.; had three children; he m. 3d, Salome Senett, b. at 
Blandford, Mass.; d. Feb. 11, 1872, at Southwick. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Southwick. 

1. George, b. May 13, 1814; d. May 27, 1815. 

2. Oliver Dewey Laflin, b. Feb. 27, 1816, at Southwick, Mass., living 

Oct., 1898, at Ashley, Pa. ; after completing his education at South- 
wick, Mass., for a few years traveled extensively over all parts of 
the country dealing in powders, furs, etc.; in the forties he was a 
dry goods merchant in New York city and for a number of years to 
1864 was a sergeant on the police force. New York city; from 1864 to 
1868, superintendent of the Laflin & Rand Powder Co. 's works at 
Moosic, Penn. ; from that time to his retirement to private life was 

AND Family History. 325 

in the mercantile business at Moosic, Pa., also postmaster at Moosic 
from 1876 to 1S85; he was politically always a strong Republican, 
having taken active part from the time the party was organized. 
His health has been very good up to his 8ist birthday. He is of 
fine stature, being tall and well formed, holding his age remarkably 
well; always of kind disposition, doing good at all times; he and 
his descendants are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church; 
m. in winter of 1847, at New York city, Isabella White, b. Jan. 8, 
1827, at St. John, N. B. ; d. Feb. 14, 1884, at Moosic, Pa.; they 
had: Emma Estella, b. at New York city, July 22, 1853, and d. at 
Moosic, Lackawanna Co., Pa , Aug. 7, 1877; she m. George Wash- 
ington Hessler, at Southwick, Mass., Jan. — , 1871; they had the 
following children: i. Dewight Laflin, b. at Moosic, Lackawanna 
Co., Pa., Nov. 15, 1871; d. at Old Forge, Lackawanna Co., Pa., 
July 24, 1872; George Washington, b. at Moosic, Lackawanna Co., 
Pa., July 4, about 1874, and lives at Paterson, N. J. ; not m. ; Oliver 
Dewitt, b. at Moosic, Pa. about June 26, 1877, and lives at Pater- 
son, N. J.; not m. 2. Rowland Sylvester, b. at New York, N. Y., 
Dec. 7, 1858; d. at New York, N. Y., Dec. 4, i860. 3. Oliver Ells- 
worth, b. at Brooklyn, N. Y., Mar. 4, 1861; m. at Pittston, Pa., 
Mar. 4, 1885, to Miss Inez Mary Hamlin, who was b. at Light 
j Street, Columbia Co., Pa., Nov. 9, 1862, and d. at Moosic, Pa., 
; Mar. 30, 1887, and had one child, viz., Oliver Hamlin, b. at Moosic, 

Pa., Jan. 20, 1886; lives at Ashley, Luzerne Co., Pa. Oliver Ells- 
worth Laflin was m. the second time at Pittston, Luzerne Co., Pa., 
Mar. 27, 1888, to Caroline Hamlin (sister of first wife), who was b. 
at Light Street, Columbia Co., Pa., Oct. 30, 1864; they had the fol- 
lowing children, Jessie May, b. at Taylor, Lackawanna Co., Pa., 
July 15, 1889, lives at Ashley, Luzerne Co., Pa.; Howard Dewey, 
b. at Ashley, Luzerne Co., Pa., March 30, 1898, and lives at Ashley, 
Pa. Oliver Ellsworth Laflin after completing his education in the 
common schools was and is still employed in the different clerical 
departments of the Central Railroad Company of New Jersey. 
4. Isabella White, b. at Moosic, Pa., June 2, 1865; m. at Moosic, 

Pa., Oct. 24, 1888, to Ulyssess Grant Bull, b. ; they had one 

child, namely Dewight Laflin, b. at Scranton, Pa., Dec. 10, 1889; 
they also adopted a daughter named Mabel Francis; all reside at 
Scranton, Pa. Mr. Bull is supt. of the Prudential Life Insurance 
Co., at Scranton, Pa. 

3. Rowland George, b. Sep. 20, 1818; d. Dec. 4, i860, si.x miles below 

Sacramento, Cal., childless; m. .\bbie Benjamin. 

4. William, b. July 30, 1821; d. Feb. 17, 1847, at Chicago. 

5. Ralph D., b. Oct. 24, 1823; Oct. 24, 1824. 

326 Dewey Genealogy 


PAMELA DEWEY, dau. of Oliver, b. Jan. 6, 1798, at Westfield, Mass.; 

d. , 1816; m. Apr. — , 1815, SETH KELLOGG, son of Seth and Anna 

(Loomis) of Southwick, Mass., b. April — , 1791, d. March 3, 1844, ag. 
52, at Southwick, where he was a farmer; (he m. 2d, Sarah O. Crosby, 
of Russell, and had Amaret, who m. F. V. Holcomb; Ralph; Rans- 
ford; Langdon, of Westfield, Mass.; Frederick, of Southwick; and Geo. 

I. Seth, 3d, b. Dec. 3, 1816; d. about 1888, at Westfield, Mass., where 
he had settled, in 1846, coming from Granville; was a farmer; m. 
Mch. 26, 1840, Rosamond Maria Smith, dau. of Enoch and Merab 

(Morley), b. Apr. 3, 1817, at Suffield, Conn.; d. , at Westfield, 



OLIVER DEWEY, 2d. son of Oliver, b. Aug. 30, 1800, at Westfield, 
Mass.; d. Feb. 21, 1843, at Cuyahoga Falls, O., where he had located in 1816; 
was postmaster ten years; constable and marshal of the village; a man 

whom everybody respected; m. Feb. i, 1824, MARY ADAMS, dau. of 

and Jerusha (Washburn). (Mr. Adams was born in Connecticut, gave the 
name to Middlebury, Vt., and had the first store there, and died at Cuyahoga 
Falls, O., Aug. 9, 1837), b. Feb. 28, 1801, at Whiting, Vt.; d. May 17, 1890, 
ag. 89, at Cuyahoga Falls. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Cuyahoga Falls. 

616. Sarah Amelia, b. Nov. 26, 1825; m. 

617. Mary Ammaret, b. Nov. 6, 1830; living at Cuyahoga Falls, Sept., 1898; 

m. Jan. 5, 1854, Martin French, b. in Vt. ; d. Mch. 31, 1855, a 
tmner; she m. 2d, Apr. 15, 1856, Reason Bacon, 1) , at North- 
field, O., and had Clara Grace, b. Dec. 15, 1857; d. Aug. 10, 1865. 

618. William Henry, b. Nov. 10, 1835, d. Dec. 15, 1S60. 


CHARLOTTE DEWEY, dau. of Roswell, b. Feb. 18, iSoi, at Westfield, 
Mass., d. July, 1886, ag. 85, at Akron, O. ; m. Dec. 25, 1826, Dr. JOSEPH 
COLE, son of Benjamm and Iscar (Keep), b. Sept 7, 1795, ^^ Winfield, Herki- 
mer Co., N. Y. ; d. , 1861, ag. 66, at .'Vkron, O. ; joined American army 

at Sackett's Harbor, in the fall of 1814, for si.xty days; graduated Feb. 16, 
1825, at Fairfield Medical College, N. Y. ; settled in Ohio early in 1825, as 

AND Family History. 327 


1. John Keep, b. April 7, 1827; d. July i, 1828. 

2. Harriet Frances, b. Feb. 24, 1831; d. Nov. 14, 1854; m Oct. 10, 1849, 

Dr. A. H. Agard, and had Helen Louisa, b. Aug. 8, 1850; m. June 
25, 1872, H. J. Epler, a photographer at Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 
Dr. Agard m. 2d and lived at Oakland, Cal. 

3. Amanda, b. Dec. 28, 1832; d. July 7, 1855. 

4. Alvin, b. July 10; d. Nov. lo, 1834. 

5. Franklin, b. Sept. 20, 1836; d. Dec. 15, 1838. 

6. Harrison Dewey, b. June 19, 1840; d. Apr. 26, 1876; a bookkeeper, 

then undertaker at Akron, O.; m. Nov. 24, 1864, Harriet Farnam, 
b. Sept. 27, 1844, at Akron; they had Harrison Dewey, 2d, b. Sept. 
18, 1865; Fanny Farnham, b. July 23, 1873. 


WILLIAM HARRISON DEWEY, son of Roswell, b. June 18, 1813, at 
Westfield, Mass.; d. Mch. 7, 1862, ag. 48, at Chicago, III.; was a coal and 
lumber dealer, elected treasurer of Summit Co., O., in 1846, and brought to 
the discharge of his duties, business intelligence of no ordinary cultivation. 
Under his management the books and accounts in the office were thoroughly 
systematized and a new era commenced in the transaction of the business; 
and the features introduced by him have been followed by his successors with 
great advantage to the county: m. Dec. 9, 1838, at Akron, O., LOUIS.\ 
MARIA CROSBY, dau. of Eliakim and Marcia (Benner, 1793-1830) (Dr. 
Crosby was surgeon in the army during the War of 1812, and a practicing 
physician until his death; b. Mch. 21, 1784, at Litchfield, Conn.; d. Sept. 2, 
1854, ag. 70, at Green Bay, Wis.), b. Jan. 10, 1821, at Middlebury, O. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Akron, O. 

621. Eugenia Louise, b. Aug. 8, 1839; d. unm. Oct. 20, i86g, ag. 30, at 


622. Marcia lone, b. July 23, 1841; m. 

623. Helen King, h. Nov. 9, 1844; living 1898, at Prospect Hill, Tacoma, 

Wash.; m. Sept. 19, 1876, at Chicago, 111., Capt. William Wallace 
Rogers, son of Minor and Elizabeth Lloyd (Fratts, 1814-1878), b. 
Nov. 15, 1832, in Bucks Co., Pa.; d. Dec. 14, 1890, ag. 58, at San 
Diego, Cal.; they had: Dewey, b. July 2, 1881, at Ft. Niobrara, Neb. 

624. Mary Louisa, b. Aug. 20, 1847; living at Prospect Hill, Tacoma, 

Wash.; m. Dec. 9, 1879, at Chicago, 111., Samuel Collyer, son of 
Robert (b. 1823, near Ilkley, Eng.) and Harriet (Watson, b. Har- 
worth, Eng.), b. July 6, 1847 at, Ilkley, England; they had Norman, 
b. Oct. 24, 1880, at Silver Cliff, Col. 

328 Dewey Genealogy 

625. Charlotte Lay, b. Sept. 4, 1S57, at Chicago, 111.; unm. at Tacoma, 
Wash., in 1898. 


RUSSELL ELY DEWEY (see portarit), son of Sewall, b. June 8, 1812, 
at Westfi^ld, Mass.; living at Sonoma, Cal., in Sept., 1898; educated at 
Westfield Academy; read law three years; admitted to the bar at Springfield, 
Mass., 1837; practiced in Hampden county until removed to Nashua, N. H., 
in 1848; then in agricultural pursuits and real estate; moved to Missouri in 
1865; was a railroad official on the St. Joseph and Council Bluffs, and on the 
Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs railroads until removed to Cali- 
fornia in 1873; m. April 25, 1837, at Heath, Mass., MARGARET SHEPARD 
HASTINGS, dau. of Hon. Ephraim and Lucy (Shepard, see No. 48), b. 
April 21, 1816, at Heath, Mass.; d. Jan. 3, 1889, at .\lameda, Cal. 


627. Ephraim Hastings, b. May 26, 1839; was appointed acting master's 

mate Sept. 5, 1861. Ordered to U. S. S. Seminole, of Com. 
Dupont's squadron, on the Port Royal Expedition; was in the 
battle at that point Nov. 7, 1861; on gunboats Quaker City, Capt. 
Frailey, on blockade of southern ports; May i, 1863, appointed 
acting ensign; on gunboat Niphon, Capt. Breck, on the blockade 
until late that year, when, after a medical survey on account of 
continued ill health, he was furloughed and resigned; afterwards 
lived in California; m. May 19, 1878, Alice Glisson. 
Sarah Sophia, b. April 28, 1841, d. Nov. 3, 1851. 

628. Charles Russell, b. March 29, 1843, at Westfield, Mass.; d. Nov. 

14, 1859. 
Francis Ely, b. Nov. 12, 1845; d. Nov. 9, 1846. 

629. William Shepard, b. May 4, 1851; a journalist and city editor of 

San Francisco (Cal.), Morning Call, in 1885; m. July 30, 1877, Kate 
C. Hann. 

630. Frederick Hastings, b. Nov. 5, 1853, at Nashua, N. H. ; is a journalist 

at San Francisco, living at Sonoma, Cal., 1898; m. July 3, 1883, at 
San Francisco, Thyra Ragenhilde Ringstrom, b. July 13, 1857, at 
San Francisco; they had: i. Marion Ringstrom, b. San Francisco, 
May 18, 1884; 2. Constance Madeline, b. San Francisco, June 5, 
1886; 3. Paul Hastings, b. Alameda, Cal., July 28, 1888; 4. Ruth, 
b. Alameda, Cal., Oct. 16, 1890; 5. Clarence Reginald, b. Dec. 3, 
1892, at Alameda, Cal. ; 6. Blanche, b. Feb. 12, 1898, at Sonoma, Cal. 









Sarah Sophi 

AND Family History. 329 

ALVIN DEWEY, adopted son of William, b. Jan. 2, 1S02; d. Oct. 13, 
1868, ag. 66, at Kutztown, Pa., where he was a carriage manufacturer, a 
Presbyterian and the oldest Mason at the time of his death, a highly 
respected citizen; m. July 12, 1829, at Kutztown, Berks Co., Pa., CATHA- 
RINE HARMONY, dau. of Benjamin and Sarah (Michael), b. Feb. 6, 1810, 
at Kutztown, Pa.; d. Dec. 7, 1881, ag. 71, at Easton, Pa. 


b. ; d. soon. 

b. ; d. soon. 

b. ; d. soon. 

b. ; m. 

b. Jan. 16, 1841 ; m. 

b. ; d. , ag. 18. 

634. Mary Christian, b. Apr. 9, 1851; m. Mch. 3, 1872, Rev. A. B. Miller, 

of Easton, Pa., son of Peter (son of John Frederick) and Sarah 
(Beishline, dau. of Michael, of German descent), b. Mch. 4, 1844, at 
Jackson Corners, Pa. ; was educated at Pa. College and the theo- 
logical seminary at Gettysburg, Pa., was a member of Co. A, 76th 
Reg. Pa. Vols, from Sept. 8, '64, to July 14, '65; was in the charge 
on Fort Fisher, under Gen. Terry, Jan. 15, '65, and in several 
other skirmishes in the march through North Carolina; ordained 
to the Lutheran ministry in June, '73; had accepted a call to Lib- 
erty, Tioga Co., Pa., in April of same year; served that charge 
seventeen years and four months, when he resigned in order to 
recuperate Mrs. Miller's health; in June, '91 he accepted a call on 
the New Centerville charge — Glade, Somerset Co., Pa., which he 
has served ever since; is chairman of the Education Committee 
of Alleghany Synod, and a director of the Theological Seminary of 
Gettysburg, Pa. 


JOEL NIMS DEWEY, son of Solomon, b. May 19, 1815, at Greenfield, 
Mass.; d. Nov. 18, 1892, at Bernardston, Mass., where he was a farmer; m. 
Aug. 27, 1836, ELIZABETH WARDWELL, of Springfield, Mass.; shed. 
March 3, 1896. 


635. Charles Solomon, b. March 31, 1838, at Madison Conn.; m. Etta 

Osgood, of Northfield, Mass. 

636. Sarah Jane, b. Feb. 12, 1840; m. Gardner T. Greenleaf, of North- 

field, Mass. 

330 Dewey Genealogy 

637. Mary Elizabeth, b. Dec. i, 1842, living at Northampton, Mass., Oct., 

1898; m. Nov. 29, i860, Leslie A. Belding, b. Aug. 12, 1836, at 
Bethel, V't., and had Bertha Dewey, b. May 17, 1864, at Meriden, 
Conn.; m. Jan. i, 1882, A. T. Crossley, b. in Marshfield, Mass.; a 
lawyer, firm of Parsons & Crossley, of Northampton, Mass. ; Mrs. 
Crossley, d. Jan. 2, 1892, at Duluth, Minn., leaving Elsie; Marjorie, 
and Doris. 

638. Margaret Ellen, b Nov. 28, 1844; m. William Stafford, of New Haven, 

Conn., and lived at Troy, N. Y. 

639. Frederick Joel, b. July 14, 1846, at Bernardston, Mass. ; d. Feb. 16, 

1879, at Boston, Mass.; m. Hannah Morgan, of Northfield, Mass.; 
his dau. Jessie M., b. 1873, at Bernardston, m. Oct. 10, 1894, at 
Springfield, Mass., William E. Gilbert, son of George S. and Ella 
M. (Parkhurst), b. 1870 at Springfield, where he is a bank teller. 

640. Henry Luther, b. Apr. 14, 1849, d. Oct. 4, 1868, ag. 19, at New 

Britain, Conn. 

641. Frank Allen, b. Oct. 11, 1851; d. unm. Dec. 23, 1885, at Spring- 

field, Mass. 


SOLOMON ALLEN DEWEY, son of Solomon, b. June 5, 1817, at 
Greenfield, Mass.; d. May 9. 1850, at Hartford, Conn.; m. Oct. 22, 1846, at 
Killingsworth, Conn., FIDELIA GAYLORD, dau. of Joe! and Polly, b. 
April 3, 1830, at Killingsworth. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at H.\rtford, Conn. 

642. Frank Allen, b. July 4, 1847; a member of the firm of "Dewey & Cur- 

rier," hardware finishers at Meriden, Conn.; m. May 9, 1877, at 
Chester, Conn., Hattie Louise Barker of Hartford, Conn., dau. of 
Egbert Wm. and Emily Lucy (Wight), b. Sept. 21, 1857, at Hart- 
ford; they have: Frank Dana, b. Sept. 30, 1878, living at 401 Colony 
St., Meriden, Conn., 1898; Egbert Allen, b. Mch. 5, 1881. 


WILLIAM DEWEY, son of Gideon, 2d, b. abt. 1820, near Charleston, 
Pa.; m. abt. 1845, PHEBE BURLEIGHY. 


643. Hiram, b. abt. 1846. 

644. Charles, b. 1848. 

645. William Wallace, b. 1850. 

646. George Leon, b. 1852. 


Gilbert Gideon, 











AND Family History. 331 


BARZILLIA KING DEWEY, son of Gideon, 2d, b. Oct. 13, 1842, at 
Charleston, Whitney Corners, Tioga Co., Pa.; now an agent living at 1522 
Olive St., Kalamazoo, Mich.; enlisted at Wellsborough, Tioga Co., Pa., in 
Co. E, ist Pa. Rifle Reserves, and served from Feb. 28, 1863, to July 3, 1865; 
was wounded several times and is a pensioner; a member of Kalamazoo 
Lodge No. 7, I. O. O. F., Orcutt Post No. 79, G. A. R., and Progress 
Legion No. 43, Nat. Prot. Legion; m. April 9, 1868, at Lawton, Mich; Mrs. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Lawton. 

661. Arthur B., b. Apr. 5, 1869. \ 

662. Walter Henry, b. Nov. 7, 1871. [ Living at Kalamazoo in 1898. 

663. May Lodema, b. Sept. 5, 1874. ) 


JULIAETT ELIZABETH DEWEY, dau. of Gideon, 2d, b. Sept. 14, 
1843, at Charleston, Pa.; m. Sep. 2, 1866, at Dowagiac, Mich., WILLIAM 
JASPER McKINNEY; is a bookkeeper at Lawton, Mich. 

I. John Junius, b. Oct. 5, 1867; m. Feb. 11, 1890, at Grand Rapids, 
Mattie Jennings; they live at Grand Rapids, Mich., and have 
Florence May, b. Feb. 22, 1891. 


HENRY AUGUSTUS DEWEY, son of Gideon, 2d, b. Nov. 14, 1S46, at 

Charleston, Pa.; is a clerk at Grand Rapids, Mich.; m. Mch. 15, 1880, 

MARY FRANCES MORRILL, dau. of Charles Marsh and Hannah ^L 

(Smith), b. Aug. 10, 1850, at Pine Grove, Mich.; d. Dec. 18, 1880, ag. 30, 

at New Buffalo, Berrien Co., Mich., leaving 

664. Boyd Morrill, b. Dec. 16. 1880, at New Bufl'alo, Mich.; was 

adopted by his aunt Juliaett; is a newsdealer at Lawton, Mich., 


33- Dewey Genealogy 


OSCAR DEWEY, son of David McNair, b. Jan. i6, 1830, in Erie Co., 
Pa.; d. Nov. 27, 1865, ag. 35, at San Jose, Gal.; m. June 8, 1862, at San 
Jose, JANE DANNELLEY, dau. of John and Ann (Howe), b. Jan. 17, 1840, 
in Ireland; d. April 5, 1892, ag. 52, at San Jose, Cal. 


665. Eunice, b. ; living at San Jose, 1898. 

666. Oscar David, b. Jan. 17, 1865; is collector for San Jose Gas Co., San 

Jose, Cal.; m. July 20, 1898, Clare Sidney Hanna, b. , in San 



AUGUSTUS G. DEWEY, b. about 1830 ; m. Feb. 28, 1855, at Fontiac, 


MILES A. DEWEY, b. about 1836; m. Dec. 21, 1865, at Pontiac, Mich., 

368. Fannie M., b. Aug. 21, 1870. 

GEORGE W. DEWEY, son of Miles, b. March 31, 1833, at , N. Y.; 

lives at Detroit, Mich., in 1898; m. Oct. 16, 1859, in Oakland Co., 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Ponti.\c. 

669. Ralph, b. Nov. 19, 1864; a jeweler at Detroit, Mich; there m. 

March 6, 1895, Lizzie Dean, dau. of Horace M., b. Nov. 30, 1868. 

670. Charles O., b. Dec. 6, 1869. 


ALEXANDER DEWEY, son of Ezekiel, b. Jan. 16, 1796, near Fort 
Ann, N. Y. ; d. March — , 1873 ; he was a farmer at St. Remi, Quebec, being 
the only one of his father's sons who remained in Canada; m. April 5, 1821, 

MARTHA BRISBIN, of Covey Hill, Huntingdon Co., Quebec, b. ; 

d. , 1842. He m. 2d, May 2, 1848, JANE McFEE. 

AND Family History. 333 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at St. Remi. 

671. Henry, b. Jan. 18, 1822; m. . 

672. Ezekiel, b. March 25, 1824. 

673. William, b. Aug. 5, 1826; m. . 

674. Samuel, b. April 30, 1828. 

675. Alexander, b. April 19, 1830. 

676. James, b. Aug. 19, 1832. 

677. Cornelius, b. July 21, 1833; d. soon. 

678. Anthony, b. Oct. 25, 1839; m. . 

By Second Wife. 

679. Hugh McFee, b. Nov. 9, 1849; d. Sept. — , i860. 

All above children died before 50 years old. 

680. Finlay McNaughton, b. Sept. 21, 1851, at St. Remi, Quebec; was 

brought up on his father's farm in St. Remi; attended the district 
school, the Huntingdon Academy and St. Francis College, Rich- 
mond. In 1870 he matriculated as a student in the arts depart- 
ment of McGill University, Montreal, of which Sir J. W. Dawson, 
the distinguished scientist, was then principal, and the Hon. Judge 
Charles Dewey Day (No. 8295) was chancellor. He graduated in 1 874, 
taking honors in philosophy. In 1877 he graduated from the Theo- 
logical Seminary of Princeton, New Jersey, and returned to Canada. 
In August of that year he was ordained as a minister of the Presby- 
terian Church in Canada and inducted as pastor of the congrega- 
tions of Richmond and Windsor Mills, Quebec. After nine years 
of service there he was called to the pastorate of Stanley St. Presby- 
terian Church, Montreal, and since Sept., 1886, has continued in 
charge of that congregation; m. July i, 1889, at Montreal, Que., 
Elsie Gordon CouU, dau. of Rev. George (M. A.) and Elsie (Gor- 
don), b. June 13, 1858, at Smyrna, Asia Minor, and had Alexander 
Gordon, b. Sept. 12, 1890, at Montreal; George Finlay, b. July 23, 
1892, at Abbotsford; John Wm. Dawson, b. June 25, 1895, at 
Montreal; d. March 5, 1897; Elsie Gordon, b. May 3, 1897. (See 


LUCINDA DEWEY, b. Nov. 18, 1797; d. ; m. 1816, Hartford, 

Wash. Co., N. Y., JOHN ARNOLD; settled in Collins, Erie Co., N. Y. 


I. Chloe C, b. , 1818; living at Manchester, la., in 

July, 1898; m. , 1838, T. J. Annis, of Thetford, Vt. ; lived for 

a time at Collins, Erie Co., N. Y. 

334 Dewey Genealogy 

2. John Dewey (M. D.), (See portrait.) b. , 1820; d. ; graduated 

a physician and surgeon at Meadville, Pa. ; became a member of 
Illinois Legislature, Mayor of Peoria, and consul to St. Petersburg 
under Lincoln's administration; m. 1847, Emaline Kerr, of Ripley, 
Chautauqua Co., N. Y. 

3. Polly Ann, b. , 1822; d. , 1893; m. , 1842, 

Joseph Jennings, of , Erie Co., N. Y. 

4. Hiram, b. , 1825; m. , 1852, Laura Alger. 

5. Melinda, b. , 1829; m. , 1852, Horace G. 


6. James Williams, b. , 1S36; unm.; was killed on a railroad at 

Fresno, Cal., in 1889. 


JAMES DEWEY, son of Ezekiel, b. Dec. 29, 1808; d. Sept. , 1865, 

at Massena, N. Y. ; settled at Louisville, N. Y., about 1841; m. about 1833 
in Canada, MARTHA PRIEST, b. Sept. 26, 1815, in Canada; d. Dec. 
17, 1897, ag. 82, at Massena, N. Y. 


681. Lydia, b. March 26, 1838. 

682. Aaron, b. Sept. 5, 1839; d. April 27, 1886, suddenly; m. and had 

Ada, b. 1871; William, b. 1876. 

683. Susan, b. Dec. i, 1840; m. David Wilson, and d. June 27, 1887. 

684. Melinda, b. March 24, 1844, at Louisville; m. , Alfred Dodge 

and d. April 20, 1887. 

685. James, b. May 5, 1842; d. , 1865; a soldier in Civil war. 

686. Amos, b. Sept. 6, 1845; d. , 1865; a soldier in Civil war. 

687. George W., b. Feb. 8, 1848; d. Dec. i, 1897, at Massena, N. Y., where 

he was a farmer; m. July 4, 1870, at Potsdam, N. Y., Inez Whiting, 
dau. of Almon J. and Elizabeth (Wright), b. March 21, 1849; they 
had Florence, b. , 1872; James Almon, b. — — , 1884. 

688. Emma, b. June 9, 1852. 


GEORGE WASHINGTON DEWEY, son of Ezekiel, b. Jan. 8, 181 1; d. 
July 29, 1891, ag. 80 years, 6 months, at Ft. Covington, N. Y. ; was a farmer 
in Canada until 1845, when he moved to Ft. Covington, N. Y., bought a large 
farm which he worked about twenty-five years, then sold it and bought a 
small place a half a mile out of Ft. Covington, N. Y., where he died after a 
long, quiet, industrious life. He was a kind husband and father; an earnest 
Christian, being a member and deacon in the First Baptist Ciuirch at Ft. 

AND Family History, 335 

Covington; m. , MARGARET COLTON, b. March 17, 1811; d. June 

28, 1845, at , Canada. He m. , 1845, LYDIA SAWYER, who died 

childless May 4, 1846. He m. 3d, , 1847, Mrs. AMANDA FOLSOM; 

d. May 30, 1858, leaving two sons by her first husband. He m. 4th, Nov. 
II, 1858, RUTH RICH, b. Aug. 8, 1832. 

Miles, b. July i, 1834; d. 

Miles, b. Jan. 25, 1836; d. 

Silas, b. Sept. 8, 1837; d. 

690. Abram H., b. June 17, 1839; married and lives at Rochester, 

N. Y., with sons George and William. 
George A., b. March 22, 1841; d. 

691. Isaac R., b. Nov. 8, 1843; m. ; lives at Manchester, N. H., 

and had i William Harry, b. Feb. 27, 1867, at Graffstown, N. H., 
who attended Dartmouth College two years, graduated as an elec- 
trical engineer in 1893; is now the " Dewey Engineering Co." at 
89-91 Centre St., N. Y. city; 2, Arthur, who was at home in 1897. 
John C, b. Feb. 18, 1845; d. 

By Fourth Wife. 

692. Ella M., b. May 3, i860, at Ft. Covington, N. Y. ; m. March 

23, 1882, A. N. Longley; they had Edith, b. March 23, 1886; Lizzie 
E., b. Sept. 22, 1889. 

693. Sidney L., b. Feb. 16, 1862; lives at W. Constable, Franklin 

Co., N. Y. ; m. , Clara Wilson, and had 5 children. 

694. Eliza A., b. Jan. 5, 1864; unm. at Manchester, N. H., in 1897. 

695. Mary Elizabeth, b. April 15, 1873; m. Feb. 10, 1872, David C. Storm, 

a hardware dealer at Ft. Covington, N. Y., and Manchester, N. H., 
in 1897; they have Floyd G., b. July 22, 1895. 


SOLOMON TAYLOR DEWEY, son of Solomon, b. Sept. 16, 180S, at 
Ft. Ann, Wash. Co., N. Y. ; d. July 16, 1863, ag. 54, at Waterloo, Mich., of 
typhoid fever; was a farmer, a Democrat and a Methodist; moved from 
South Dansville, Steuben Co., N. Y., April 30, 1844, with second wife and 
children to Waterloo, Jackson Co., Michigan; had light blue eyes, silvery 
white hair, fair complexion, weighed about 140 lbs.; m. Sept. 29, 1831, at 
Dansville, N. Y., MARY ANN SHOREY, dau. of Samuel and Mary (Buck) 
dau. of Thomas and Abigail (Carpenter). Samuel Shorey was in the Revo- 
lutionary war and Thomas Buck was a soldier in the War of 1812]; b. Sept. 
30, 1814; Mrs. Mary Ann Dewey died April 6, 1836, of heart trouble, aged 

336 Dewey Genealogy 

21 years, 6 mos., 7 days. He m. 2d, Oct. 13, 1836, at Dansville, MARY 
ANN BLAKE, dau. of Zarab and Esther (Ethredge), b. Oct. 27, 1805; d. 
Oct. 20, 1875, at Waterloo, Mich, 


696. Solomon Marshall, b. Sept. 23, 1832, at South Dansville, N. Y. ; m. 

697. Samuel Edgar, b. Oct. 19, 1834; m. 

By Second Wife. 

698. Schuyler "Segur," b. Nov. 18, 1837, at Dansville, N. Y. ; m. Nov. 28, 

1858, Louisa Earl, b. March 31, 1838; lives at Bellaire, Mich.; no 

699. Zara Blake, b. Nov. 3, 1840; m. 

700. Lorenzo Tinker, b. June 13, 1843; m. 

701. Mary Ann, b. Sept. 12, 1848, at Waterloo, Mioh. ; lives at 

Fitchburg, Mich.; m. March 20, 1873, Edwin R. Hawley, of Bunker 
Hill, Mich.; they have at Bunker Hill: Joseph, b. Feb. 28, 1874; 
Robert, b. . 


WILLIAM KINGSLEY DEWEY, son of Solomon, b. Oct. 12, 1810, in 

, N. Y. ; d. April 30, 1863, ag. 53, at Flowerfield, Mich.; moved to , 

Mich., about 1844; m. , in , N. Y., MARY STAFFORD; she died 

, in childbirth, and her only child died before it was one year old ; he m. 

2d, . 1841, at , N. Y., CAMILLA LAVINIA PRESTON, dau. of 

Benjamin and Alice (MacFarlane), b. Feb. 15, 1819, in Ontario Co., N. Y. ; 
d. July 21, 1887, ag. 68, at Flowerfield, Mich. 


702. Alonzo, b. April 12, 1842, in Steuben Co., N. Y. ; unm. in 


703. Alice Sa'.ina, b. Aug. 5, 1843; living at Three Rivers, Mich., in 

June, 1897; m. Richard Brayman; they had i, Edward, b. ; 2, 

Nellie, b. ; m. , John Ruchhoft, and has Caroline, b. ; 

3, Maud, b. ; 4, John and Emma, b. about 1876. 

704. William, b. March 5, 1844, in Jackson Co., Mich.; enlisted in 

Co. D, 25th Mich. Vol. Aug. 11, 1861; killed Nov. 27, 1863, near 
Mossy Creek, Georgia; was surprised and captured by a band of 
guerillas, who came upon him and six others, in a turn in the road. 
These boys had fallen back of their regiment on account of fatigue 
from a long march and after being captured by the Confederates 
were all shot. One whose wounds did not prove fatal, pretended 


LDKEN OK 724. 





AND Family History. 337 

to be dead, afterwards made his escape and related the circum- 
stances of the affair. 
705. Solomon, ' b. Aug. 22, 1849; m. 

Martha Melissa, b. April 28, 1855; d. Sept. 18, 1863. 


ENOCH DEWEY, son of Stillman, b. Sept. 23, 1793, at Westfield, Mass.; 
d. Oct. 24, 1869, ag. 76, at Middlebury, Vt., where he was a farmer; m. Dec. 
17, 1820, SALLY CUSHMAN, dau. of Ichabod and Molly (Morton), of 
Middlebury and Hartland, Vt., b. June 7, 1789; d. Aug. 24, 1876, ag. 87. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Middlebury. 

707. Lurany, b. March 26, 1822; m. March 11, 1841, Almon W. 

Pinney, who d. Sept. 2, 1868; she m. 2d, Sept. 23, 1872, James 
Witherell, who d. ; she m. 3d, March 18, 1885, C. L. Branch. She 
had by first husband Charles Almon, b. June 20, 1845; d. June 7, 
1846; Charles Earl, b. Oct. 3, 1847; Mary Lurany, b. Nov. 5, 1849; 
d. July 27, 1866. 

708. Mary Jane, b. Oct. 15, 1823; d. April 16, 1891; m. Aug. 29, 1865, 

M. Benj. F. Owen, b. Nov. r8, :8i8;d. — -, 1890, at Middlebury, Vt. 

709. Sarah, b. Sept. 29, 1825; d. Sept. 2, 1843. 

710. Josiah Earl, b. June 10, 1828; m. 

711. Noble Stillman, b. Feb. 14, 1835; a farmer at Middlebury, Vt., 1898; 

m. April 2, 1861, at Burlington, Vt., Alice Jane Leland, dau. of 
Frederick and Betsey Jane (Evarts), b. Sept. 24, 1842, at Middle- 
bury; they have had i, Minnie, b. Jan. 18, 1862; d. -^ug. 9, 1862; 
2, Alice M., b. April 13, 1866; d. March 9, 1874; 3, Carrie Leland, 
b. March 6, 1869; 4, Robert Allyn, b. June 12, 1874; d. April 8, 
1890; 5, Florence Edith, b. Sept. 26, 1876; m. Oct. 19, 1897, Orville 
Abram Robertson, and lives at Albany, N. Y. ; 6, Harry Noble, b. 
Oct. 13; d. Nov. 6, 1881. 


STILLMAN DEWEY, 2d, son of Stillman, b. Nov. 29, 1804, at Middle- 
bury, Vt. ; d. Oct. 10, 1854, ag. 49, at East Troy, Wis., where he was a 
farmer; m. Nov. — , 1831, CAROLINE MATTHEWS, dau. of Timothy, 

/ho d. Feb. 2, 


715. Lois, b, Sept. 31, 1832; d. Oct. (?) 1856. 

716. Sarah A., b. May 22, 1834; m. , Earl Nettleton, and had 


Eva. X Jane rr. ESfirt Oaii fi i . b. Ocr. - t3rx; E^en. i Vgr 

7x7. ElizatHCT i-. h. Dec 25, 1^4*:; m. . L. M. Presnn. aaad aad ^Uic^ 

b- Dec 14, t*rt; Ihna. b. Aag: 23, t*ni: ^erriert, x ^.tttT ib^ 
tSr^i fan-ft^ a. April rd. 1578: Gcace. x Mar ti idat. 

7x3. Lata C x Misch 39, nJji: "ivtng Aa?.. Digi a =137 

•<f4llV A55 DEWEY, dan. Tt Snilman. b. Ocr. 7. rSoo. ^ Mldiflemnr- 
▼t. : <L Feb. 2. r%i. ag: §z. s: Sew Eiaveo. Vt. : m. Msrcit jz. jA^i, ac 
Sew HsB?ett. V^c. SCSTTTT^Ea R. \rrT. r ,.-T, b. Mas- to. lSb-. wd. ± Scwl — . 
id^o, ag. ij, at Sew Havea. 7":l. where be was i anner. 

n Weittw Dew^. x Aaiil 26. 1357. at Mictctleoary : 31. Mscii 50. raij. 
L amiaic e M- smmiBr, (rf Wmnecanne. WTs., b. Jjiy ij. liio. ac 
!»ew ^Es«H- ^^ 

2. HatTTSoH. b. Jan. 27. tApt: m. Tan. ji. z366. Ellei L. Pand; "i-s^es 

at iCddleiniry. V- : a ar m er 
J. Francs. b. Jan. 2. rd:47. ^ !*ew Hi»?ea; rieed. 4ng: jr. rJTr. 

ajr. ;^ 

WILLIAM DEWET, ad. son at WHlian. tj. Nov. 2d. litc, at t^J«s- Sdney, 
?F. T. : d. SCanih r6, nJpc ag, 7;, at Sdney Cencc-. wbers be was a tti iiny 
m. Jan. 23, rSca. at E^c Sidney. Jf. Y.. CAROLJZvE WATTLES, dao. rf 
He?. }*ariianiei and £21117 i3ini5aLU. x Jan. 23, lici at East Sufnev. 5L T. 

EIGHTH GESERATIOHF — Jkms jbt Stnasx Cssm. 5. Y. 

710. Harper W.. b. ^iig rf, rSc;: is ejatmi agent <rf Di amuud Crvazai 
Salt Co.. anrf delivered aie bistaricai ^''"^'~ at The adnev" Canrre 
Ceateiniai Ceiejitaiian fane 2S, rd^z; 31. Dec si. ciHr. Erra A. 
Dot's. <ian. of stilman and Sail? ( Snee!and\ b. ?Sov. 20. iS6s.^ at 
Masflnvrile. S. Y. : rfaer bave Jfark B.. b. Jan. 24^ rSS 
b. Nov. TO. cSa*. 

EDW.\JIIJ DEWEY, son li Da-.-Td L.. b.' Jprfl 15; tSzti. 3X Sortaamnnm. 
Ifaoa ; d. \3T-l ri. rd^c at Boscan. Mass. : was ia basinet at Gresafeid. 
3Ca^. anril I'^fj whea be ainved to Bastonr cjiiJuI an a general lusne^ 
and '.aier 3ianuiactiir:ng: 31. Jtone 5, tSca. ac GaatStid, ALMIB_\ ^ALE. 

AXD Family History. 339 

HALL, dau. of Richardson (1795-1860) and Sybilla (Hale. 1797-1S84), b. 
March 17, 1825, at Huntington, Mass., and d. Jan. 6. 1889, at Boston. 

.\lice Edwards, b. March 10, 1851, at Greenfield; d. Feb. 19, 

1858. at Boston. 

720. Myra Hall (" Daisy "), b. July 18, 1852: m. May 15, 1878, Nathaniel 

Bloom, b. in England, now (1896) of New York city, with three 

.\ son, b. Aug. 23, d. 27th, 1855. 

Edward Clark, b. Jan. i, 1857, at Boston; drowned at West- 

field, Mass., July 22, 1869, while on a visit to his aunt, Mrs. 
Henry Hooker. 

721. Lucy Edwards, b. Feb. 17, 1859; living unm. at Boston, Oct., 


722. Isabella Hall, b. July 10, i860; m. May 28, 1884, at Boston, 

Henry Lucien Williams, of Northampton, Mass.; where they live 
(1896); no children. 

723. William Richardson, b. Oct. 5, 1864, at Boston; was graduated at 

Harvard University (the first of the name on the college roll), class 
of 1886; now (1898) in business in Boston; lives in Newton. Mass.; 
m. Feb. 23, 1892, at Newton, Mass., Margaret Percival Braman, 
dau. of George Henry and Ellen (Hunnewell), b." Jan. 24, 1S70; 
and had Wm. Richardson, b. March 5, 1893; Margaret Braman, b. 
April 16, 1896. 


MARTIN RANDOLPH DEWEY, son of Enoch, b. Oct. 17, 1833, at 
Chaumont, Je£F. Co., N. Y.: a farmer; moved to Ohio, Bureau Co., III.; was 
a representative of Bureau Co., in Illinois Legislature at one time; m Jan. 
12, i860, at Watertown, N. Y., AUGUST.\ POMEROY, dau. of Sterling 
and Esther (Ryder), b. Feb. 5, 1839, at Brownsville, Jeff. Co., N. Y. ; d. 
March 10. 1883, at Ohio, 111. He m. 2d, Sept. 8, 1886. MARY ELIZA- 
BETH ADAMS, dau. of Joseph and Betsey (Morton), b. Dec. 6, 1S33, at 
Bingham, Maine. 


724. Gertrade, b. Oct. 29. i860 (see portraits of children); m. June 

16, 1886, at Ohio, III., Edward Everett Rowe, son of Francis James 
and Elizabeth .\Dna (Nancolas), b. Jiily 3, 1863, at Mineral Point, 

340 Dewev Genealogy 

Wis. ; he was a lawyer at VVatertown, Dakota; in 1891 moved to Salt 
Lake City, Utah, where he became and is still secretary of the Old 
Jordan and Galena Mining Co.; they have had Ford Dewey, b. 
March 15, 1887, at Watertown, Dak.; Francis James, b. Feb. 29, 

i89i,at Salt Lake City; Dorothy Augusta, b. June 12, 1892; d. ; 

Martin Guy, b. July 20, 1893; Zala Anna, b. Dec. 5, 1895; Gertrude 
Dewey, b. July 14, 1897 ; they resided at Salt Lake City, Utah, 1898. 

725. Seth N., b. July 30, 1862; m. June 7, 1892, Mary Mullen, dau. of 

John and b. , at Waterloo, la.; they live at 6500 Wentworth 

Ave., Chicago; he is a druggist, Pomeroy, Dewey «i Co. 
Ralph, b. July 31, 1864; d. Oct. 30, 1864. 

726. Mark Pomeroy, b. Nov. 26, 1868; m Sept. 16, 1890, Margaret Inks, 

and lives at Ohio, 111. 

727. Wirt Sykes, b. March 16, 1875. 

728. Roy M., b. April 30, 1879. 


OTIS E. DEWEY, Colonel, son of Enoch, b. May 6, 1843, at Water- 
town, Jeff. Co., N. Y. ; a druggist at Ohio, 111., and Watertown, S. Dakota; 
served three years in loth N. Y. Heavy Artillery and Gould Independent 
Battery from Jefferson Co., N. Y. ; derived his title by being on Gov. 
Church and Gov. Mellette's staffs of S. D. ; m. June 25, 1872, at Water- 
town, N. Y.. WEALTHY IMOGENE KEMP, of" Watertown, N. Y., dau. 
of Hon. John E. and Caroline (Sigourney), b. Sept. 7, 1845, at Watertown, 
N. Y. ; d. Oct. 20, 1896, ag. 52, at Watertown, S. Dak.; buried at Ohio. 111. 


John Edwin, 1874; d. , ag. 3 1-2 years. 

729. Mary Belle, 1875. 

Jay E., 1889; d. , ag. 3 1-2 years. 


JANE ELIZABETH DEWEY, dau. of Ezekiel, 2d, b. April 21, 1821. a 
Richford, N. Y. ; d. April 4, 1886, ag. 64, at Berkshire. Tioga Co., N. Y. 

AND Family History. 341 


1. Lucy Romelia, b. July 29, 1846, at Caroline, N. Y. ; m. Aug. 16, 1866, 

at Berkshire, N. Y., Holmes Hollister, of Ithaca, N. Y., b. Dec. 23, 
1843, at Caroline; a lumber dealer at Ithaca, N. Y., and had i, 
Jennie, b. May 28, 1867; m. Jan. 3, 1894, Charles H. Parshall, of 
Cooperstown, N. Y. ; they have Holmes, b. Oct. 13, 1894; 2, Hattie 
L., b. Nov. 22, 1868; unm; 3, Timothy N.. b. Feb. 3, 1879. 

2. Charles Henry, b. ; living at Berkshire, N. Y. 


DAVID WESLEY DEWEY, son of Ezekiel, 2d, b. Feb. 18, 1823, at 
Richford, Tioga Co., N. Y. ; d. Oct. 9, 1869, ag. 46, at Berkshire, N. Y. ; m. 
June I, 1853, at Cortland, N. Y., PHCEBE ANN DELAVAN, dau. of 
Oliver and Elizabeth (Pugsley, of Westchester Co., N. Y.), b. Oct. 5, 1829, 
at Cortland, N. Y. ; d. Nov. 7, 1866, ag. 37, at Newark Valley, N. Y. 

732. Charles Oliver (see portrait), b. June 17, 1854, at Freetown, N. Y. 
Bred in Tioga Co., N. Y. ; earned the money spent for his educa- 
tion before he used it. Graduated at State Normal School, Cort- 
land, N. Y. ; Syracuse University, A. B., 1885; and University of 
New York, in Literature and Pedagogy, Ph. D., 1891, upon exam- 
ination. Has taught all grades of school from district school to 
principalship of a city high school, and finally to his present place in 
the New York city system. District school in Berkshire, N. Y. ; 
has been principal of Marathon, N. Y., academy; grammar school 
and high school, Binghamton, N. Y. ; high school, Englewood, 
N. J.; grammar school, borough of Brooklyn, N. Y. city, N. V.; 
three years in Rochester, N. Y., and Brooklyn, N. Y. ; general 
agent for Penn. Mutual Life Insurance Co.; Methodist, Knight 
Templar, Psi Upsilon (*Y) college fraternity; member of national 
guard, S. N. Y., at present 2d lieutenant; expert rifle shot; 6 ft. 
tall, weight, 185 lbs.; lithe, active, athletic; excels in games and 
contests of skill and endurance. His family are all Methodists, of 
even temper and charitable disposition; two have been justices 
of the peace for years. They try to settle the cases without trial. 
M. Aug. 12, 1886, at Osborn Hollow, now Sanitaria Springs, Broome 
Co., N. Y., Louisa Higley, the tenth and youngest child of Orin 
Higley, and the sixth by his second wife, Elvira Frost, born in the 
old homestead at Osborn Hollow, March 10, 1855; attended the 
State Normal School at Cortland, N. Y. ; was graduated; became a 
successful teacher, holding a responsible position in a training school 

342 Dfavey Genealogy 

for teachers in East Saginaw, Mich. ; they have Mary Agnes, b. 
Jan. 15, 1888, at Englewood, Bergen Co., N. J.; Charles Oliver, b. 
Jan. 23, 1896, at Rochester, N. Y. ; now, 1898, living at 747 Macon 
St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

733. Mary Elizabeth, b. Jan. 17, 1857; d. Oct. 12, 1878, ag. 21, at Bing- 

hamton, N. Y. 
William Ezekiel, b. Sept. 5, i860, at Richford, N. Y. ; d. Dec. 8, 1865, 

at Newark Valley, N. Y. 
Lucy Jane, b. June 19, 1862; d. Nov. 25, 1865, at Newark Valley. 


CHARLES JOHNSON DEWEY (see portrait), son of Ezekiel, 2d, b. 
May 10, 1825, at Richford, N. Y. Attended such district school as the town 
afforded and began early to do the hard work of clearing land and reducing 
the forest to the charming landscape of to-day; his home has always been 
hospitable and the center of much jollity and refinement among relatives 
and friends. About 1864 engaged in general merchandise in Berkshire, 
N. Y., where, as Dewey & BoUi, and Dewey & Darbonnier, he has been 
located about thirty-five years. The latter partnership has been prosperous 
and without friction for over thirty years; he has been an active Republican, 
being town clerk and justice of the peace for many years, often declining 
candidacy for higher political honors; has been upon the official board of 
the local Methodist Episcopal church during many years. The term of 
service of his father and himself in the same church being over seventy-five 
years — often contemporary. His home is commodious and pleasant. His 
children and grandchildren are prosperous and near at hand, and the after- 
noon of his life indicates a clear sunset and happy star-lit evening He 
has honored the family name in a fine community; m. Oct. 22, 1855, at Lee, 
Mass., LUCINDA CRANE WARREN, dau. of WiUiam Cleveland and 
Emeline (Crane), b. Aug. 13, 1832, at Springfield, Mass. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Berkshire. 

734. Clara Samantha, b. July 29, 1857; m. Dec. 9, 1878, Eugene Lynch, 

and had Fred Wesley, b. Jan. 5, 1880; Joseph Warren, b. July 25, 
1881; Emma Louise, b. March 23, 1883; Lucinda Jane, b. Nov. 28, 

735. Flora Lucy, b. July 27, 1861; m. Oct. 22, 1884, Alexander Man- 

ning, and had John Dewey, b. Jan. 4, 1892, at Berkshire, N. Y. ; 
Ruth Lucinda, b. Sept. 24, 1896, at Aurora, Pa. 

736. Dwight Warren, b. Feb. 25, 1864; educated at Geneseo, N. Y., State 

Normal School. A succesful school teacher for some years in 
village academies and union schools. Took a civil service e.xamina- 

AND Family History. 343 

tion in 1888 for a place in the U. S. mail service. Stood No. i and 
was appointed for merit alone. His progress has been steady for 
10 years. He resides at 1 10 Main St. , Binghamton ; is a member of 
Tabernacle M. E. Church; a Mason in good standing; a Redman; 
is an excellent chess player; popular among his associates; a 
Republican in politics; m. June 25, 1890, at Berkshire, N. Y., Jessie 
Elnora Taylor, dau. of John Herdman and Mariam (Taylor), b. 
June 28, 1867. 


AM.\NUA DEWEY, dau. of Ezekiel, 2d, b. Aug. 3, 1831, at Richford, 

N. Y.; d. , 1891, at Caroline, N. Y. ; m. , as second wite, JOHN 

RIGHTMIRE, who m. first Samantha, No. 400 q, v. 


1. Theodore, b. ; d. . 

2. Rina, b. ; m. , at Ithaca, N. Y. 


LAMIRA FRANCES DEWEY, dau. of Aaron, 3d, b. Oct. 6, 1801, at 
Westfield, Mass.; b. about 1866; m. April 22, 1818, GEORGE LOGUE, b. 
June 14, 1789, Adams Co., Pa.; d. about 1866, at Muscoda, Wis., where he 
had settled in 1856; a farmer and lumberman. 


1. John Miller, b. April 3, 1819; a farmer in Clinton Co., Pa., 

and Muscoda, Wis.; private in 25th Regt. Wis. Vol. in Civil war; 
m. , 1843, Sarah Jane Murray. 

2. Adaline Thankful, b. July 27; d. Aug. 27, 1820. 

3. Mary Ann, b. Sept. 12, 1821; m. , 1844, Albert J. Hoyt, 

a farmer in Wis. 

4. Moiselle Larne, b. Nov. 29, 1822; m. , 1846, Elias Barr, a 

carpenter in Wis. 

5. Laurina Frances, b. June 7; d. 8, 1824. 

6. Samuel Moore, b. .'Vug. 2, 1825; a farmer in Wis. 

7. Adam James, b. May 24, 1827; a farmer in Wis. 

8. Geo. Thos. Dewey, b. June 25, 1829; m. , 1861, Amy E. Leggett. 

9. Eunice Elvira, b. and d. Aug. 27, 1831. 

10. Sibyl Amanda Jane, b. Feb. 16, 1833; m. , 1850, Edward E. Hous- 

tain, of Muscoda, Wis., and had 14 children; he was lieut. in 25th 
Reg. Wis. Vols, in Civil war. 

II- Elizabeth, b. Aug. 17; d. Sept. 13, 1834. 

344 Dewey Genealogy 

12. Sarah, b. Aug. 17; d. Oct. 6, 1834. 

13. Charles Royal, b. and d. Dec. 16, 1835. 


CADWELL DEWEY (see portrait), son of Aaron, 3d, b. Oct. 5, 1809, at 
Franklin, Del. ('o.. N. Y.; d. April 25, 1882, ag. 72, at Deweyville. When 
about thirteen j'ears old he went to Turin, N. Y., to study medicine with 
his uncle. Dr. Royal D. Dewey, but preferring an active business life he 
soon went to Unadilla, Otsego Co., where he learned the trade of cloth 
dressing and manufacture with the firm of Crooker & Williams. In 1831, 
at the request of his uncle, he again went to Turin and engaged with Lyman 
Lane in the manufacturing of woolen goods and carried on for many years 
a successful enterprise. Mr. Dewey was identified both in business and 
social interests with the people of this vicinity for more than fifty years. He 
was a man of great activity, of pleasing address and affable manners. His 
family associations were pleasant and tender. He was for a number of years 
a member of the Methodist Church, and was held in esteem by all with whom 
he came in contact; m. Jan. 8, 1835, FRANCES CHARLOTTE FOSTER, 
b. Feb. 22, 1818, at Islip, Suffolk Co., L. L; in 1830 came to Turin with 
her father, Sylvester; she was living in 1897, 


761. William Cadwell, b. Dec. 6, 1835; m. 

762. Charles Duane, b. May 12, 1838; m. 

763. Sylvester Foster, b. June 14, 1840; d. Feb. 15, 1887, ag. 46, in N. Y. 

city; buried at Turin, N. Y. ; was deputy commissioner of public 
works and collector of assessments under Tweed, but not implicated 
in the rascality of " the Tweed Ring; " retired from business; lived 
on Fifth Ave., opposite Hotel Brunswick; a generous man, fond of 
fast horses, well known and thought of about town; left an estate 
of about $300,000. 

764. John Strong, b. Sept. 24, 1842. 

Albert Nelson, b. May 17, 1845; drowned April 3, 1850. 

765. Royal Dwight, b. April 8, 1850; m. Oct. 22, 1879, at Brockport, 

N. Y., Alma Bann, and lived at Batavia, N. Y. 
Frances Elizabeth, b. May 27, i860; d. March 16, 1863. 


AMANDA EUNICE DEWEY, dau. of Aaron, 3d, b. Feb. 3, 1815, at 
Franklin, N. Y. ; m. Sept. 5, 1835, NATHANIEL W. MOORE, b. July 11. 
181 1, at Turin, N. Y. ; a produce dealer at New Haven, Conn.; living in 
Aug., 1898. 

The Dewey Homestead in Turin, Lewis County, N . Y. Built by Dr. Royal Dwight Dewey about 1818. 
In this house Mrs. Maria Dewey Holden was born, married and died, having lived beneath its roof for "'71 
years. It is now occupied by,her sons. 



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AND Family History. 345 


1. Mary Amanda, b. May 22, 1838, at Turin. 

2. Jeanie Irene. b. Dec. 27, 1847, at Norwalk, Conn; m. Aug. 29, 1874, 

Henry Hiram Taylor, b. Dec. 27, 1847, at Norwalk, Conn.; a prod- 
uce dealer at New Haven. 

3. Dwight, b. about 1850. 


DANIEL CLARK DEWEY (see portrait), son of Aaron, 3d, b. April 16, 

1828, in Franklin, Delaware Co., N. Y. ; d. July 4, 1889, ag. 61, at Arcadia, 
Wis. In 1832 he removed with his parents to Cherry Valley, Ashtabula Co., 
Ohio, where his boyhood was spent, and this early attachment made him 
always deeply interested in everything identified with the "Western Reserve." 
He came to Wisconsin when that state was but a territory, and a few years 
of his youth were spent in the vicinity of Horicon, Dodge Co. Later he 
went to Clarkson, Monroe Co., N. Y., where he married. In the fall of 
1852, settled in Martin, Allegan Co., Michigan, where for the next five years 
labored clearing up and improving a homestead. This was then a heavily 
timbered country, and it is characteristic of the conditions consequent upon 
opening up such lands for cultivation, the felling and burning large quanti- 
ties of timber, the decaying vegetation, and the steam arising from the dry- 
ing of the soil heretofore shaded, almost invariably produce a state of 
unhealthiness, and this young couple, although each possessed of robustness 
fitly typical of the hardy pioneer, escaped not these malarious conditions. 
To avoid suffering longer, they sold their homestead and removed to Arcadia, 
Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin, where they arrived May 8, 1859. His brother 
George had settled there five years previously as one of the first in this, 
until then, uninhabited locality by civilized men. Here the American 
Indian roamed at will, fished, hunted, slept, or smoked as he desired, and 
undisturbed by the white neighbor. The mother had come here in 1857, 
after the death of her second husband. Henry W. Dewey, and Walter D. 
Dewey came later. Hence the Deweys must ever be regarded as among the 
earliest settlers of Arcadia, who made the early development of the place, 
promoted the welfare of the little community, and assisted in the organiza- 
tion of the town, and its early government. The nearest post-office was at 
Fountain City upon the Mississippi river, over twenty miles away. It was 
also the market place, and where supplies were purchased and drawn to the 
little community, with o.x teams over roads of the crudest and most primitive 
construction. The community grew, prospered, and developed ra])idly. 
The Deweys were energetic, public spirited and, it is safe to say, were as 
potent factors in promoting the interests of the community as any therein. 
A log school house, served as church and town hall as well, early gave place 

346 Dewev Genealogy 

to a frame building which served until 1875, when the present commodious 
brick school building was erected. Daniel Dewey was for a long time a 
school officer. He solicited immigration, procured the establishment of mail 
routes, carried the mails, laid out and built roads, nearly swamped himself 
financially by contributing too liberally to the building of a church. In the 
War of the Rebellion, he enlisted in Company C, Thirtieth regiment, Wis- 
consin Volunteer Infantry, on Aug. 10, 1862, and served as sergeant of his 
company. One day when stationed at Camp Randall, while in charge of a 
squad of men who had been assigned to duty in the removal of some stone, 
to encourage his men he took a hand with them and, in his enthusiasm, acci- 
dentally overdid, the strain producing double hernia, and not long thereafter 
was discharged for disability incurred. He never fully recovered, and 
although his death did not occur until July 4, 1889, it is thought that this 
army service accident may have been the remote cause of his disease (calculi 
of the bladder) an operation for which at the hospital in St. Paul, whither 
he had gone for treatment, he did not survive. Like his father, was a great 
reader and well informed on the political and other events of his dav. In 
politics a Republican, though not a strong partisan. In religious matters 
his were the most progressive views, very genial in his nature, broad minded 
in his conception of humanity, kind as a friend, fearless of an enemy, charita- 
ble, public spirited, always entertaining a deep interest in that which was 
deemed a benefit to the commonwealth. He suffered much pain from his 
disease for the last five years of life, but bore it well and did not complain; 
m. June 5, 1852, at Clarkson, N. Y., JOSEPHINE M. TRUMBULL, dau. 
of William an Polly (Cropsey), b. Oct. 4, 1836, in Rensselaer Co., N. Y. ; 
d. Jan. 15, 1896, ag. 59. After her husband's death she lived with her son 
Jay on the old homestead, and with her daughter Ida on the farm adjoining; 
was of a quiet, sunny disposition with a tendency to see only the bright side 
of everything in life. Young and old confided in her, knowing that their 
secret troubles were safely lodged in the repository of a faithful breast whose 
heart throbs would beat in sympathy and pour oil of soothing influence upon 
the troubled waters. 

766. Ida Adora, b. Jan. 20, 1855, at Martin, Allegan Co., Mich. In 

1859 removed with her parents to Arcadia, Wisconsin, where she 
still resides; has seen the town and village develop from the most 
primitive conditions to the present. Where then was but an 
expanse of wild land grazed by the wild deer, now is seen a stretch 
of paved streets bordered by commodious business houses, lighted 
with electricity, and connected by telephone; attended school in 
the log school house, with rustic home-made seats; now her 
children attend the graded and high school in a brick structure 

AND Family History. 347 

heated and furnished with all modern conveniences. On December 
31, 1874, she married David L. Holcomb, son of William and Julia 
Ann (Rodgers), born April 26, 1848, in the town of Greenbush, 
Sheboygan Co., Wisconsin. Mr. Holcomb owns and operates a 
farm adjoining the old Dewey homestead; has represented his dis- 
trict in the state legislature, and is at present president of the 
school board, and chairman of the town board of supervisors. 
They have two children, Alice A. Holcomb, b. April 19, 1876; edu- 
cated in the public schools of Arcadia and at the conservatory of 
music, University Place, near Lincoln, Nebraska, at home with 
her parents; Pierre D. Holcomb, b. May 15, 1885, is a student in the 
graded school; one child, Ray D., died in infancy. 

767. Jay I., b. Dec. 10, 1858, at Martin, Allegan Co., Michigan; 

when only six months old removed with his parents to Arcadia, Trem- 
pealeau Co., Wis., and still lives upon the lands which the parents 
settled; was educated in the public schools of his town and in the 
Business College of Winona, Minn.; taught school several years in 
the rural districts and in the graded school of the village of 
Arcadia; m. Aug. 6, 1885, Ella M. Arnold, dau. of Wm. B. and Carrie 
(Sawyer), b. June 6, 1863, in Saratoga Co., N. Y. The Arnolds 
removed to Arcadia in 1864, and located upon a farm about five 
miles north of the present village. Immediately upon his marriage, 
settled on the old Dewey homestead and is now (1S98) a thoroughly 
progressive and successful farmer; was for several years secretary of 
the Arcadia Agricultural Society, and has held the office of town 
treasurer a couple of terms. Their two children died in childhood; 
Theron A. — died Sept. 3, 1891, aged 2 years; Myrrl — died Aug. 
6, 1898, aged 4 years. 

768. Ada Josephine, b. Feb. 27, 1861, at Arcadia, Wis. ; was educated in 

the public schools; at the age of seventeen became the wife of 
Rev. Jeff. G. Haigh, then a Methodist clergyman located at 
Arcadia, afterward connected with the Congregationalists at Oak 
Creek, Wis., Park Ridge, 111., and Yorkville, 111. About four years 
ago they were divorced, and Ada now lives in Winona, Minn., where 
she is endeavoring to educate her two girls, Elsie and Elizabeth 

WALTER DEWEY, son of Charles, b. Feb. 27, 1823, at Franklin, N. Y. ; 
a farmer at Ridgebury, Bradford Co., Pa.; m. May 31, 1846, ABBY MARIA 

BREWER, b. June 27, 1827, at Wellsburg, N. Y. ; d. , 1850; m. 2d, 

April 3, 185 1, PARINTHA ADELINE SUTLIFF, of Athens, Pa., b. July 
25, 1828. 

348 Dewey Genealogy 


781. Louisa, b. March 22, 1847; m. Dec. 12, 1867, Ira Ridgeley 

Collins, of Wellsburg; they had Cora L., b. Aug. 17, 1873. 
David Brewer, b. May 28; d. Oct. 6, 1849. 

By Second Wife. 

782. Mary Delphine, b. Jan. 25, 1852. 

783. Frank Watson, b. Dec. 7, 1853. 

John Walter, b. July 9, 1858; d. Sept. 7, 1861. 

784. Hattie Josephine, b. Nov. 5, i860. 

785. Charles Park, b. Dec. 8, 1862. 

786. Elmer Otis, b. March 12, 1865. 

433. -'•'2-5 

LYMAN DEWEY (see portrait), son of Charles, b. Dec. 14, 1824. at 
Franklin, N. Y. ; a retired farmer at Wellsburg, N. Y., 1898; served two 
years in the construction corps of the Potomac in Civil War and once taken 
prisoner; m. Jan. 5, 1852, at Wellsburg, CAROLINE BROWN, dau. of 
George and Elizabeth (Austin), b. May 17, 1830, at Wellsburg. 


787. Eugene Mitchell, b. March 25, 1853 ; living at Mansion House, Buffalo, 

N. Y.; m. Nov. 3, 1882, Libbie Collins, of Oneida, N. V.; they 
have Mary, b. Nov. 22, 1884. 

788. Mary Frances, b. Sept. 1855; d. June i, 1874, ag. 18; m. Dec. 25, 

1873, Eugene Thompson, of Ridgebury, Pa. 

789. Minnie Bell, b. June 27, 1858; m. June 2, 1879, Dr. Freeman 

Dean, of Ithaca, N. Y. ; they have Charles, b. April 19, 1880; Hiram 
Losey, b. June 3, 1891. 

790. Leonia Wharton, b. March i, 1866. 

791. Timothy Brown, b. Oct. 3, 1868. 

791a. Carrie Dell, b. Oct. 11, 1870; m. Jan. 29, 1890, M. Edwin 

Enright, of Corning, N. Y. ; living 344 St. Ann's Ave., N. Y. City. 


DELIA HELEN DEWEY, dau. of Royal Dwight, b. Sept. 3, 1821, at 
Turin, N. Y.; d. Nov. 7, 1843, ag. 22; m. May 28, 1840, EMORY BEN- 
NETT HOLDEN, son of Asa and Pluma, b. Oct. 28, 1814, at Floyd, N. H. ; 
a druggist at Turin, N. Y., " Holden & Dewey;" m. 2d, Aug, 15, 1845, 
MARIA DEWEY (No. 512), sister to first wife. 

AND Family History. 349 


I. Delia Melind, b. Aug. 28, 1841; d. May 6, 1877; m. Oct. 18, 1867, 
William P. Williams, a successful merchant at Turin, N. Y. ; they 
had Dwight H., b. March 23, 1870; m. June 8, 1893, Laura Crofoot, 
of Constableville, N. Y. ; Irving D., b. March 18, 1873; Bertha, b. 
Jan. 3, 1877; d. Nov. 3, 1881. 
2. A son, b. and d. Nov., 1843. 


DWIGHT CARLOS DEWEY, M. D., son of Royal Dwight, b. Dec. 17, 
1824, at Turin, N. Y. ; there d. Aug. 20, 1875, ag. 50, of consumption; 
practiced at N. Y. Mills, N. Y. ; Keokuk, la. ; several years assistant phy- 
sician at Mt. Pleasant Insane Asylum, la.; two or three years clerk in the 
Dept. of the Interior at Washington, D. C.; then practiced again at Turin; 
m. Oct. 20, 1868, MARY E. HART, dau. of Samuel C. and Eunice, of 
Turin, who d. July 24, 1869; they had Mary, b. July 24, 1869, at N. Y. Mills; 
d. Jan. 12, 1870. 


MARIA DEWEY (see portrait), dau. of Royal Dwight, b. Feb. 18, 1827, 
at Turin, N. Y. ; there d. Aug. i, 1898; m. Aug. 15, 1845, EMORY 
BENNETT HOLDEN, son of Asa; he m. ist, her sister, DELIA HELEN, 
No. 510 q. V. 


1. Emory Dewey, Sept. 8, 1846; unm. 1897; senior member of Holden 

Bros., druggists at Turin, N. Y. 

2. Helen Maria, May 22, 1849; m. Oct. 26, 1876, Wm. A. Olmsted, son of 

Dr. Wm., of Leyden, N. Y. ; he is a merchant at Chicago, III.; 
children, Delia H., b. Oct. 12, 1878; d. June 29, 1879; Maria H., 
Sept. 13, 1880; Ruth H., Aug. 2, 1884. 

3. William Duane, May 25, 1857; m. Oct. 17, 1S83, Carrie H. Lee, dau. of 

Alfred H., of Turin; member of the firm of Holden Bros, at Turin; 
children, Kate E., b. April 22, 1885; Helen C, Jan. 15, 1887; 
Williams, b. March 14, 1896. 

4. Royal Dwight, b. Oct. 25, i860; d. May 14, 1862. 


JANE DEWEY, dau. of Royal Dwight, b. Feb. 17, 1832, at Turin, N. Y. ; 
d. Sept. 29, 1867, ag. 35; m. April 23, 1850, JAMES T. HUMMASON, of 
Fredonia, N Y., son of Leonard and Mary; resided in Fredonia, N. Y., and 
had a large dairy farm at Little Valley. 

350 Dewey Genealogy 


1. Willis Leonard, b. March 6; d. June — , 1851. 

2. Flora Dewey, b. July 15, 1853; m. Oct. 7, 18S0, Reuben C. Sherman, 

of Bradford, Pa. 


DIANTHA DEWEY, dau. of John, b. Oct. 11, 1806, at BoonviUe, N. Y. ; 
d. May 11, 1890, ag. 83, at Denmark, N. Y. ; m. Sept. 9, 1828, at BoonviUe, 
N. Y., HARRISON BLODGET, b. March 18, 1801, at Denmark, N. Y.; 
there d. Jan. 4, 1875, ag. 73. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Denmark. 

1. Philander, b. Nov. 3, 1829; m. June 9, 1857, Emily J. Stevens, of 

Lowville, N. Y. ; they had Fay Barton, b. Nov. 8, 1865. 

2. Emma L., b. June 25, 1832; m. July 22, 1874, Darwin Nash, b. , 

1827, at Denmark, N. Y., where they live, 1898. 

2. Charles D., b. June 7, 1836; m. Fanny Waterman, and had Walter, 

b. Oct. 20, 1872; d. Jan. 8, 1883; Harry, b. .\ug. 9, 1874; Stella, 
b. June 6, 1876; live at Olathe, Kan. 

3. Irene, b. Jan. 13, 1839; d. April 11, 1840. 

4. Florence C, b. May 11, 1841. 

5. Frances A., b. May 11, 1841; m. Sept. i, 1874, Darwin E. Cheney; 

he d. Sept. 27, 1882; their dau., Blanche, b. May 31, 1879; d. Jan. 
19, 1880. 

6. Walter H., b. Nov. 2, 1850; living at Worcester, Mass., in 1898; m. 

Dec. 3, 1873, Charlotte J. Boshart, of Lowville, N. Y., b. July 12, 
1853; d. Oct. 10, 1882, at Lowville; he m. Dec. 10, 1884, Mary F. 
Spaulding, of Rensselaer Falls, N. Y. ; he had Harry W., b. Sept. 
3, 1882. 


CHARLES C. DEWEY, son of John, 2d, b. Nov. 16, 18:7, at Leyden, 
N. Y. ; d. March 2, 1897, ag. 79, at Napoleon, Mich., where he was a general 
merchant, having succeeded his father, who opened the first store in the vil- 
lage in 1835; was township clerk, school inspector, postmaster in Cleveland's 
first administration, justice of the peace 27 years and proud to relate that 
he never had a suit or assault and battery case where the offense was com- 
mitted in his village; was a F. and A. M., and the last of the 12 charter 
members of the Methodist Church in Napoleon; m. March 30, 1848, ELIZA- 
BETH SMITH, dau. of Israel and Julia, b. Feb. 10, 1828, at Islip, N. Y. ; 
d. Dec. 13, 1894, ag. 56, at Napoleon. 


EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Napoleon. 
Emma, b. March 20, 1850; d. March 30, 1858. 

Lillian, b. April 17, 1854; d. Aug. 23, 1855. 

793. Florence May, b. July 31. i860; living at home, 1897. 

794. Lilla Elizabeth, b. Oct. 25, 1863; m, Dec. 27. 1885, Hugh H. Hess, 

son of Wm. H. and Lusetta, b. May 21, 1859, at Liberty Mich.; is a 
general merchant at Napoleon, Mich., and had Theresa May, b. 
Aug. 2, 1880; d. Feb. 19, 1890; Ila Lucile, b. Feb. 23, 1891; Ruth 
Lillian, b. April 6, 1897; d. Jan. 24, 1898. 


ETHE WETMORE DEWEY, son of Chester, b. March 5, 181 2, at 
Turin, N. Y. ; d. Feb. 20, 1879, ag. 66, at Watertown, N. Y., the home of 
his daughter; had been a farmer at Turin; m. Dec. 14, 1831, SARAH ANN 
MILLER, dau. of Abram and Martha (Bostwick), formerly of Bedford, 
N. Y. ; she d. Oct. 22, 1869. 


795. Martha Phebe, b. Feb. 17, 1834; m. Oct. 28, 1873, at Turin, Otis 

Sterling Graves, son of Sterling and Ruby (Otis), b. Sept. 17, 1831, 
at Antwerp, N. Y. ; a farmer at Watertown, N. Y., and had Dewey 
Sterling, b. Oct. 6, 1876. 

796. Edward Wallace, b. July 18, 1835; m. 

797. Charles Sanger, b. April i, 1838; m. 

798. Jane Elizabeth, b. March 16, 1841; m. 

799. George Williston, b. July 12, 1843; living at Randolph, Neb.; m. July 

12, 1883, Joey Newman, of , Iowa, and had i, Etha, b. Jan. 

12, 1887. 


ADA DEWEY, dau. of Chester, b. Aug. 3, 1813; d. Feb. 25, 1892, ag. 
79, at Turin, N. Y.; m. Sept. 9, 1846, JOHN BOSTWICK MILLER, son 
of Abram and Martha (Bostwick), b. Nov. 3, 1814, at Hudson, N. Y. ; 
worked seven years as joiner; is well and hearty in Sept., 1898, at Turin. 

I. Abram Chester (see portrait), b. June 14, 1848; began study of 
medicine with Dr. Charles D. Budd, of Turin, N. Y. ; entered 
medical department University of Vermont in 1875; '" 1876 entered 
University of New York, medical department; licensed in 1878, 
entering at once upon practice of medicine in Turin, N. Y. ; village 

352 Dewev Genealogy 

and town health officer for several years; several times elected 
justice of the peace and village president; notary public by 
appointment of governor for ten years; thrown from carnage in 
1895, suffering serious injury to spine; still invalided October, 1898, 
m. April 28, 1880, at Turin, N. Y., Lillie Augusta Budd, dau. of 
Dr. Charles D. and Sarah (Ragan), b. Oct. 6, 1853, at Turin; there 
d. Dec. 7, 1880. He m. 2d, Jan. 24, 1889, Jennie Amelia Case, 
dau. of Roderick S. and Amanda (Hubbard), b. July 26, 1859, at 
Turin, N. Y., and had Susie Mabel, b. Jan. i6, 1890. 
2. Susan M., b. July 16, 1850; d. Sept. 14, 1865. 


MILTON DEWEY (see portrait), son of Chester, b. March 23, 1818, at 
Turin, N. Y. ; d. Nov. 2, 1897, at home of his daughter Louise in Conklin, 
N. Y. Spent his early life on a farm in Lewis county, N. Y. ; later moved 
with his family to Martinsburg, then county seat, where he followed the 
occupation of shoemaker, harnessmaker and farm laborer during harvest 
season each year; was active in religious work, being a member of M. E. 
Church and supt. of Sunday school for many years; moved his family to 
Broome county, N. Y., and settled near Binghamton in 1864; served township 
as justice of the peace several years; in 1870 left farm to live in city of 
Binghamton, from where he removed to Jersey City, N. J., in 1882; after 
death of wife in 1888 spent winters in Jersey City with daughter Ida, and 
summers in Conklin with daughter Louise till time of death; celebrated 
golden wedding January 30, 1888, at home of daughter, Amanda Phoebe 
Brooks, in Binghamton, N. Y. On this occasion all nine children (there 
never having been a death in the immediate family) were present and under 
the same roof for the second time only since their birth, the eldest having 
been married and away from home before the youngest were born. These 
children were all still living in September, 1898; Married January 30, 1838, 
PAMELIA A. RIGGS, daughter of George and Phoebe (Keniff), b. July 
22, 1818, at Western, N. Y. ; d. August 29, 1888, at Jersey City, N. J. 


801. Amanda Phebe, b. Dec. 13, 1838; m. 

802. Chester Franklin, b. Aug. 12, 1840; m. 

803. Helen Louise, b. Nov. 12, 1843; m. 

804. George Emory, b. March 13, 1850; ni. 

805. Frances Emily, b. March 13, 1850; m. 

806. Ida Estella, b. Feb. 17, 1855; m. , 1889, David D. Beach, 

hardware clerk in N. Y. City and lives at Jersey City. 

807. Charles Marion, b. Aug. 6, 1S56; living at Newton, Iowa; m. Jan. 






AND Family History. 353 

I, 1884, Etta Kent, b. Feb. 4, 1861; they had Darius Dee, b. Oct. 
17, 1884; d. Dec. 24, 1885; Don Duane, b. April 23, 1886; Darius 
Dix, b. June i, 1887. 

S08. Milton Adelbert b. Nov. 13, 1857; m. 

809. Sarah Maria, b. June 15, 1866; m. June 15, 1881, at Binghamton, 

N. Y., Albert E. King, son of John W. and Adelia (Roberts), b. 
Sept. 17, i860, at Norwich, N. Y. ; living at Peoria, 111., having 
been elected Grand Sec. and Treas. of Brotherhood of Railway 
Trainmen in 1897, and moved there in Aug. of the same year; they 
had Albert Rea, b. July i, 1882, d. Oct. 11, 1883, Pearle A., b. Dec. 
20, 1884; Irene G., b. June 4, 1890. 

JOHN DEWEY, son of Chester, b June 4, 1820, at Leyden. N. Y. ; a 
merchant in Chautauqua Co., N. Y. ; now (1898) a retired farmer and real 
estate dealer at Jamestown, N. Y. ; m. July 22, 1844, at Sinclairville, N. Y.. 
MINERVA ANN WARD, dau. of Joel and Elizabeth (Davenport), b. Sept. 
26, 1819, at Gerry, N. Y. ; d. Dec. 19, 1887, ag. 68, at Jamestown. 


811. Adelbert Dewit, b. Jan. 17, 1847; has been clerk, foreman, railroad 
employee, coal merchant; now insurance agent at Jamestown, N. Y. ; 
m. Nov. 3, 1867, at Sinclairville, Etta J. Billings, dau. of J. Warren 
and M. Janette (Coe), b. May 29, 1S48, at Gerry; d. March 2, 1882, 
at E. Aurora; he m. 2d, April 29, 1884, at Buffalo, Helen M. Smith, 
dau. of Heman H. and Annis (Munger), b. May 13, 1847, at Attica, 

N. Y. ; was widow of Sprague. He had Fred Ward, b. July 5, 

1871; was a printer at Jamestown, N. Y. ; now (1898) in the 
" Klondyke; " m. Sept. 11, 1895, Kittie V. Johnson, dau. of 
Robert A. and F. Eliza (Fenton), b. April 3, 1873, at St. Peters- 
burg, Pa., and had Irma Juanita, b. Oct. 7, 1896; d. July 13, 1897; 
Robert Adelbert, b. Feb. 11, 1898. 


SANGER DEWEY, Rev., son of Chester, b. March 27, 1823, at Turin, 
N. Y. ; he has been preaching as a Methodist itinerant since 1848, being 
the oldest effective member of the Northern Conference of N. Y., in 1898, 
.laving joined the Black River Conference in 1849; m. Nov. 15, 1851, CHLOE 
GILES WILLIAMS, of Utica, N. Y. ; b. Sept. 28, 1820, at Oriskany, N. Y. ; 
i. Oct. 16, 1883, suddenly at Taberg, N. Y. ; he m. 2d Oct. 14, 1891, 
ADDIE R. CROFOOT, dau. of Benjamin , of Constableville, N. Y. 

354 Dewey Genealogy 


812. Emma Chloc, b. June 22, 1S54; in May, 1S97, living single at 319 W. 

Court street, Rome, N. Y. 

813. Mary Louise, b. Nov. 24, 1858, at New London, N. Y. ; m. Oct. 4, 

1882, at Taberg, N. Y., Isaac Bingham Adams, b. March 16, 1854, 
at Martinsburgh, N. Y., and live at Rome, N. Y., 189S, 319 W. 
Court St., and have Isaac Dewey, b. May 26, 18S4; Ann Louise, 
b. March i, 1895. 


SUSAN MARIA DEWEY, dau. of Chester, b. March 24, T832, at Turin. 
N. Y.; living in Binghamton, N. Y., 1898; m. June 4, 1856, JOHN F. 
BOSTWICK, of Binghamton, N. Y., who d. April 6, 1884, at Conklin, N. 
Y., in a paralytic fit. 

I. Ella May, b. Oct. 3, 1865; m. June 4, 1884, Albert E. Englebert; they 
have Albert B., b. Dec. 3, 1888; Arthur E., b. June 30, 1890; Lula 
E., b. Sept. 27, 1891; J. Frank, b. July 6, 1892. 


PHINEAS SPENCER DEWEY, son of Silas, 2d, b. April 29, 1829, at 
W. Suffield, Conn.; d. Jan. 7, 1891, ag. 62, at Clinton, la.; stabbed by a 
fanatical preacher; a carpenter and car builder; m. March 16, 1855, at 
Janesville, Wis., MARY JOSEPHINE BROWN, b. July 15, 1836, at Weston, 
Conn.; d. June 26, 1877, ag. 40, at Ctiicago, 111. 


818. George Henry, b. Oct. 20, 1855, at Janesville, Wis.; d. unm. April 

24, 1895, ag. 40, at Nashville, Tenn. 

819. Spencer Augustus, b. Aug. 15, 1857, at Wauconda, 111.; unm.; has 

lately moved from Tracey to Brenner, Minn. 

820. Ella Josephine, b. Aug. i, 1863, at Waukegan, 111.; m. Aug. i, 

1883, at Chicago, 111., Walter Lyman McArthur, 2d, son of W. L. 
and Amanda (Benjamin), b. Aug. 24, i860, at Genesee, N. Y. ; they 
live at Clinton, Iowa, 1898. 


LESTER DEWEY, son of Phineas Spencer, b. Nov. 9, 1818, at West 
Suffield, Conn.; a farmer in Hartford C^o., Conn.; at East Windsor in 1839; 
worked in a flouring mill at Ogdensburg, N. Y., from Nov., 1844, to 25th 

AND Family History. 355 

March, 1846; after stopping some time in Berkshire Co., Mass., he finally 
located at Wapping, in South Windsor, Conn., in the summer of 1847, where 
he still resides June, 1897 ; medium height and weight, blue eyes, light brown 
hair, now white; m. March 19, 1848, at Warehouse Point, Conn., ROS- 
ANNAH LORD, dau. of Levi and Sebra (Lord), b. April 10, 1824, at Ware- 
house Point, Conn.; d. Oct. 17, 1864, ag. 40, at Wapping, Conn. He m. 
SARAH M. SKINNER, dau. of Hiram and Sarah M. (Stiles), b. Jan. 17, 
1840, at South Windsor; d. Nov. 16, 1889, ag. 49. 

EIGHTH GENERATION —Born at South Windsor, Conn. 
Roger Palmer, b. May 22, 1849; d. June i, 1855. 

821. Charles Jeremiah, b. Aug. 30, 1850; m. 

Oliver Nelson, b. June 21, 1853; d. Sept. 13, 1857. 

822. George Lord, b. Feb. 27, 1857; ra. 

823. Helen Sophia, b. Dec. 6, 1858; m. July 7, 1880, Arthur H. Ladd, 

son of Henry W. and Abigail (Avery), b. Feb. 12, i860, at Wapping, 
Conn.; she died Feb. 22, 1892, at Wapping; 5 children. 


CHARLES S. DEWEY, son of Levi, 2d, b. Sept. 12, 1817, at Meadville, 
Pa.; m. (?) 


831. Martha, b. Sept. 8, 1843. 

832. Estheran, b. March 8, 1847. 

833. George, b. Aug. 11, 1849. 

834. Harriet, b. Dec. 25, 1852. 

835. Charles, b. Aug. 30, 1854. 

SAMUEL STILLMAN DEWEY, son of Levi, 2d, b. Jan. 24, 1826, at 
Meadville, Pa.; d. July i, 1877, ag. 53, at Firth, Neb.; m. June, 1847, 
NANCY L. DAYTON, of Potsdam, N. Y., who d. May 4, 1848, ag. 20; m. 
April 28, 1850, at Lockport, 111., JULIA ANN RODGERS, dau. of Wm. 

and Almira (Buck), b. Jan. 11, 1834, at Lockport; she m. 2d, Sale, and 

is living at Eudora, Kan., July, 1898. 


841. Nancy Lavinia, b. April 24. 1848; d. Aug. 16, 1865. 

842. Mary Augusta, b. Dec. 18, 1851, at Lockport, 111.; living at Man- 

chester, la., 1898; m. Aug. 23, 1877, at La Porte City, la., Peter 

356 Dewey Genealogy 

Ellsworth Triem, son of Louis and Elizabeth (Huppert), b. Jan. 17, 
1850, at Canton, O. ; is a physician at Manchester, la., and has 
Flora Helen, b. July 22, 1878; d. Jan. 16, 1S81; Paul E., b. March 
4, 1882, at Manchester. 

843. Charles Frederick, b. July 9, 1854; is a farmer now at Amboy, III., 

1898; m. July 4, 1884, at Beloit, Wis., Minerva Gipson, dau. of 
William and Ann Amanda (Leming), b. Nov. 25, 1866, at Hamilton, 
N. J.; they have Frederick Wm., b. April 18, 1885, at Steward. 111.; 
John Wesley, b. Oct. 6, 1886, at Lynnville, 111.; Julia Evangeline, 
b. June 16, 1888; Mabel Helen, b. Feb. 26, 1890, at Creston, III.; 
Florence May, b. April 7, 1892, at Amboy; Leroy Edward, b. Jan. 
74, 1898. 

844. Flora Edocia, b. July 9, 1856; m. Sept. i, 1881, at La Porte, Ind., 

William Woods Worden, son of Asa and Percy (Woods), b. Aug. 20, 
1855, at Rushford, N. Y. ; lives at 1066 i6th St., Des Moines, la., 
1898, and has Ralph Kenyon, b. May 16, 1882; Hartley Rogers, b. 
Oct. 9, 1884, both at Augusta, Kan. 

845. William Clark, b. Feb. iS, 1862, at Arlington Heights, 111.; m. 

Dec. 25, 1891, at Macon, Mo., Lessie L. Cooney, b. Dec. 25, 1873, 
at Marshall, Mo.; they moved from Kansas City, Mo., to 276 E. 
Indiana St., Chicago, 111., in 1898; no children. 
Julia Evangeline, b. Sept. 7, 1866, at Elk Grove, III.; d. Aug. 5, 
1876, at La Porte City, la. 


ASA W. DEWEY, son of Levi, 2d, b. May 4, 1828; m. , J. M. 



846. Ella S., b. Jan. 17, 1852. 

847. Ida May, b. , 1856. 

848. Alban W., b. Feb. 3, i860. 

849. Clara H., b. Oct. 20, 1864. 

850. Walter L. b. July 30, 1869. 


EDWARD HOOKER DEWEY, M. D., son of Justin, b. May 21, 1837, 
at Meadville. Pa. ; a physician at Meadville, Pa., and author of medical 
books; m. June 11, 1867, at Meadville, SARAH ELLEN. CROUCH, b. Aug. 
7, 1844, at Lynn, Mass.; d. .\pril 7, 1898, ag. 53, at Meadville, Pa. 

AND Family History. 


86i. Albert J., b. Nov. 29, 1871. 

862. Walter E., b. Oct. 5, 1877. 

863. Howard Malcolm, b. Sept. 6, 1881. 


WILLIAM WIRT DEWEY, Rev., son of Justin, b. Nov. 15, 1841, at 
Wayland, Pa.; is pastor of Bethany Baptist Church at Chicago, III., and 
living at 3614 Hamilton ave. ; m. March 24, 1864, at Wayland, Pa., MARY 
M. HICKS, dau, of Rev. John and Lucinda (Colton), b. Feb. 17, 1843, at 
Pleasantville, Pa. 


Clifton H., b. Feb. 2, 1865; d. Sept. 2, 1865. 

864. Mabel L., b. Oct. 30, 1870. 


TITUS COOK DEWEY, son of John Moseley, b. Aug. 16, 1828, at 
Milton, Vt. ; d. March 2, 1897, ag. 68, at Rockford, 111., where he lived after 
leaving Kenosha, Wis.; m. July 2, 1848, at Georgia, Vt., JANE ELIZA- 
BETH COOLEY, b. March 7, 1829, at Georgia, Vt. 


881. Ella Lucinda, b. Jan. 19, 1849, at Georgia, Vt. ; m. Nov. 23, 1871, 

Isaac Stewart Longwell; m. 2d, , Ed. McFarland. 

882. William Elmer, b. March 14, 1858, at Kenosha, Wis.; living at Rock- 

ford, 111.; m. Nov. 23, 1887, at Racine, Wis., Clara Richie, b. Jan. 
24, 1853, at Racine; they have Ida Bell, b. Nov. 22, 1890, at Rock- 
ford; Richie Park, b. June 29, 1892; Elmer Clarence, b. Sept. 16, 

883. Clarence Alson, b. Nov. 13, 1864; living at Rockford, 111.; m. June 

II, 1898, at Racine, Wis., Marie Charlotte Hanson, b. Aug. 3, 1868, 
at Stockholm, Sweden. 


N COURTLAND ATWATER DEWEY (see portait), son of John Mosely, b. 
Jan. 25, 1831, at Milton, Vt. ; spent his early life on his father's farm at Mil- 
ton, Vt. ; attended Burlington Academy, where he paid his tuition as janitor 
and his board by clerking in a store; the last thing he did before he went on 
the boat to come West was to sweep out the store. Like a dutiful son he 

358 Dewey Genealogy 

worked for his father until he attained his majority, and then hired out by 
the month for seven years, selling medicine on the road for J. M. Frost & 
Co., of Waukegan. His genial disposition made him a good salesman, 
hence his long service with that firm; is now in the hardware, tin and stove 
trade with his son at Kenosha, Wis., where he located in iS68; has gradu- 
ally risen from a small beginning to be one of the leading merchants of his 
city; is a staunch Republican and has held a number of official positions. 
While m Paris Township he took an active part in school affairs, serving 
as clerk. He was also alderman of the First Ward in Kenosha and has held 
the position of president and treasurer of the Kenosha County Fair Associa- 
tior. Mr. Dewey has the satisfaction of knowing that both as to education 
and financial standing he is a self-made man. In manner he is courteous 
and pleasant, having a cheerful word and a warm greeting for all; m. June 
27, i860, at Kenosha, Wis.} DELINA PEASE HALE, dau. of Obed P., one 
of the old settlers of Kenosha Co., b. Dec. i, 1833, at Hamden, O. 

885. Courtland Ernest, b. March 21, 1861, at Paris, Wis.; living at Keno- 
sha; m. Jan. 19, 1887, at Pleasant Prairie, Wis., Mary Louise Dexter, 
b. there Feb. 3, 1866; they have Perdita Irene, b. Aug. 29, 1888; 
Vivian Persis, b. July 16, 1891. 


EDWIN S. DEWEY, son of Solomon Jackson, b. June i, 1833, at E. 
Poultney, Vt., where he is postmaster in 1898; m. March 26, 1856, EUNICE 
COURRANCE HOWE, dau. of Alonzo and Elizabeth (Hoar). 


891. Alonzo Howe, b. July 25, 1866; m. Jan. 6, 1897, Lillian Roselle Parro. 

892. Charlotte May, b. April 7, 1871. 


OSCAR A. DEWEY, son of Solomon Jackson, b. July 7, 1834, at East 
Poultney, Vt. ; living at East Poultney, Vt., March, 1898; m. Jan. 14, 1856, 
HARRIET E. LEWIS, dau. of Roswell and Elcena (Mason), b. Feb. 26, 1836, 
at East Poultney, Vt. 

NINTH GENERATION — Born at East Poultney. 

893. Amelia E., b. Jan. 4, 1857; m. July 20, 1882, Dwight H. Smith. 

894. George O., b. Aug. 27, i860; m. Oct. 7, 1880, Mary Vermillion. 
Eddie A., b. Oct. 30, 1862; d. Jan. 24, 1873. 

AND Family History. 359 

895. Charles A., b. March 14, 1866; m. June 13, 1888, Mary Turley. 

896. Dollie Hattie, b. Feb. 15, 1871; m. March 10, 1897, George Rogers. 

897. Ethel N., b. Feb. 10, 1882. 

Janette T., b. April 6, 1886; d. June 17, 1887. 


DAVID BRONSON DEWEY, M. D., son of Jacob Catlin, b. June 20, 
1834, at Whitehall, N. Y. ; there d. April 19, 1864, ag. 29; enlisted and was 
assistant surgeon in the 14th Brooklyn, N. Y., Zouaves during the Civil War; 
m. Sept. 13, 1859, at Walton, N. Y., JULIA M. BERRAY, dau. of Robert 
Niles and Sylvia A. (Eells), b. Oct. 4, 1840, at Walton, N.Y., living Nov. 1898. 

NINTH GENERATION — Born at Whitehall. N. Y. 
912. David Robert, b. March 28, 1864; was graduated at High School in 
Hoosick Falls, N. Y., in 1880; attended Williams College two years; 
engaged in business four years; studied medicine and graduated at 
the College of Physicians and Surgeons, N. Y. City, in 1888, and 
settled at North Adams, Mass., where he has been city physician, 
secretary of board of health, president and secretary of Med. 
Assn. of N. Berkshire, also a member of Mass. State Med. Associa- 
tion; d. Nov. 5, 1898, at North Adams, from typhoid fever con- 
tracted at Camp Chickamauga. In August he was assigned as 
assistant surgeon of the 14th New York, and after some service 
with his regiment came home ill. Typhoid developed and he went 
to the North Adams hospital, grew better quite rapidly, and drove 
out, causing a relapse from which he did not recover; m. Feb. 20, 
1890, at N. Hoosick, N. Y., Eliza Wright Carpenter, dau. of 
Andrew M. and Eliza (Wright), b. Oct. 29, 1862, at N. Pownal, 
Vt. ; d. Jan. 19, 1894, ag. 31, at N. Adams, Mass.; they had one 
son, David Robert, b. May 6, 1893. 

MARIA LUCY DEWEY, dau. of Ashbel, b. Aug. 3, 1823, at Westfield, 
Mass. ; m. Jan. 9, 1846, at Nauvoo, 111., JOHN MILLS WOOLLEY, b. Nov. 
20, 1822, at Newlin, Chester Co., Pa.; d. Aug. 18, 1864, from an accident in 
Little Cottonwood Canyon; he was a bishop in the Mormon Church and had 
filled several missions previous to his settling in Utah in 1847. 

I. John Dewey, b. Dec. 30, 1846, at Winter Quarters, Omaha Nation; 
d. May 14, 1849, at Salt Lake City. 

360 Dewey Genealogy 


Ashbel Dewey, 

b. June I, 1850; m. Ida Bird, and had 3 children. 


Harriet Arabell, 

b. March 27, 1853. 


Frank Albert, 

b. May 2, 1856; m. Eliza Kimball, at Salt Lake C 

he d. Jan. 23, 



William Dewey, 

b. Feb. 25,1858. 


Vilate Annabell, 

b. Aug. 21, i860; d. Oct. 19, 1867. 


Marion Dewey, 

b. June 28, 1862; d. Dec. 19, 1888. 


ALBERT CORNING DEWEY, son of Ashbel, b. Nov. 5, 1825, at West- 
field, Mass.; was a policeman, deputy sheriff, etc., at Salt Lake City, Utah; 
lives at 217 E. 4th st. South; m. May 21, 1846, at Nauvoo, 111., MARIA 
LOOMIS, dau. of Squire and Patience (Root), b. Sept. 22, 1828, at Russell, 
Mass.; m. 2d, Feb. 11, 1856, at Salt Lake City, SARAH BURTON, b. Sept. 

21, 1826, at Bolton, England; m. 3d, d, , 1867, ELIZABETH WRIGHT 

WOLCOTT, b. , in N. J. 

NINTH GENERATION — Born at Salt Lake City, Except No. 921. 
By Second Wife. 

921. Albert Ashbel, b. June 17, 1857, at Carson Valley, Nev. ; m. Laura 

Decker, b. April 11, i866, at Charleston, Utah; they had at Salt 
Lake City, etc., i, Lester Kent, b. Jan. 21, 1885; 2, Sarah Ireta, b. 
Aug. 7, 1886; 3, Laura Hally, b. April 4, 1889; 4, Bernice E., b. 
March 8, 1891, at Gray's Lake, Bingham Co., Idaho. 

922. Mary Elen, b. April 21, 1859; m. Henry Edmund Heath, b. July 

30, 1859, at Salt Lake City; they had at Salt Lake City, etc., i, .,. 

Leila, b. April 17, 1884; 2, Vh'ne Dewey, b. March 22, 1886; 3, -"^"^ssf 
Harold Ray, b. Nov. 23, 1891; 4, Dale Gaylord, b. May 25, 1894 /. '^ sy ^ 
at Gray, Idaho; 5, Gladys Sarah, b. Jan. *^, 1897, at Salt Lake City/ ^ j ly' ' 

Arabel, b. Dec. 26, 1861; d. Nov. 21, 1863. ^^'i/' *i^ 

924. Theodore, b. April 28, 1863. 

Robert Burton, b. May 7, 1867; d. June 14, 1869. 

By Third Wife. 
Aseneth Josephine, b. April 20, 1868; d. April 19, 1877. 
Homer Roberts, b. Jan. 17, 1873; d. April 16, 1880. 


BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DEWEY, son of Ashbel, b. May 5, 1829, at 

Westfield, Mass.; a carpenter at Salt Lake City, Utah, etc. ; m. , at San 

Bernardino, Cal., SUSAN ELZIRA SMITHSON; m. 2d, Oct. 5, 1869, , 



AND Family History. 361 


928. Benj. Franklin, b. Feb. 14, 1856, at San Bernardino. 

929. Lois, b. March 19, 1857; m. , at Silver Reef, Utah. 

Ella Lucinda, b. March 30, i860, at Salt Lake City, Utah; died. 
Harriet Maria, b. April 12, 1862; d. Sept. 19, 1863. 

930. Elizabeth, b. March 15, 1864; m. , at Los Angeles, Cal. 

931. George, b. Feb. 11, 1868. 

By Second Wife. 

932. Margaret May, b. May 5, 1874, at Salt Lake City. 

933. Louis Adams, b. Sept. 27, 1876. 


JOHN HENRY DEWEY, son of Ashbel, b. Feb. 7. 1832, at Westfieid, 
Mass.; living at Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1897; m. ANN LAMOREAUX, 
b. April 8, 1834, at Scarborough, Co. of York, Upper Canada. 

NINTH GENERATION — Born at Salt Lake City. 

934. Annette, b. May 19, 1856; m. Jan. 25, 1882, Thomas K. Stevens; 

they had at Salt Lake City, except the first, i, Helen Luella, b. 
June 22, 1883, at Silver Reef, Utah; 2, Alda Annette, b. Dec. 17, 
1888; 3, Henry Dewey, b. June 25, 1890; 4, Thomas, b. Jan. 17, 

935. Mary Luella, b. Aug. 28, 1857; became blind from accident. 

936. Emily, b. July — , 1859. 

937. John Henry, 2d, b. Sept. 22, 1861; m. Oct. 6, 1896, Annie C. Smith, 

and lives at Salt Lake City. 

938. Caroline L., b. Sept. 13, 1863; m. June 20, 1888, Arthur Augustus 

Moulton; they had at Salt Lake City: i, Arthur Conant, b. July 
9, 1890; 2, Walter Stanley, b. Aug. 25, 1893. 

939. Abigail, b. July 31, 1866; m. June 19, 1890, Oscar James 

Bourne; they had i, Chauncy Oscar, b. May 23, 1892; 2, Wallace 
Dewey, b. Dec. 31, 1893. 
William, b. Dec. 26, 1868; d. from accident. 

940. Charles Adams, b. Sept. 6, 1871. 

941. Isabelle, b. April 26, 1874. 


SYLVESTER HARVEY DEWEY, son of Harvey, b. April 14, 1821, at 
Leyden, N. Y. ; moved to Vienna, 111., in fall of 1855; a farmer; taught 
school before and after marriage; sold agricultural implements and bought 
grain at Morris, Grundy Co., 111. (Jan., 1873-March, 1877). In March, 1880, 

362 Dewey Genealogy 

moved to Mazon, 111., and with his son Milton deals in grain, lumber and 
hogs; many years supervisor of Mazon and has held other town offices, and 
member of 111. State Board of Equalization 1S72-6; has extensive records of 
his line of the family. He m. Dec. 30, 1847, MELISSA PORTER, of Boon- 
ville, N. Y., who died Feb. 19, 1849, soon after the birth of her child, which 
also died and was buried in her arms. He m. 2d, May 28, 1851, MELISSA 
ARMENIA FISK, youngest dau. of James and 3d wife Eleanor (Pitcher), 
b. Nov. 23, 1828, at Boonville, N. Y. ; a teacher; had dark brown eyes 
and hair. 

NINTH GENERATION — Born at Leyden, etc 

943. Ellen Melissa, b. May 30, 1852; m. , H. H. Overocker. 

944. Alice Eliza, b. Feb. 8, 1854; m. , D. W. Francis. 

945. Milton Sylvester, b. June i, 1855; a merchant at Mazon; m. , 

Maggie M. Dewey, No. 8721, dau. of Joseph and Sarah (Whitlock), 
b. March 14, 1858, at Greenwich, N. Y. ; had 4 children. 

946. Mary Jerusha, b. May 15, 1857, at Vienna. 111. 

947. Lester Scott, b. Dec. 6, 1859. 

948. Flora Angeline, b. Aug. 21, 1863, at Mazon; d. Feb. 9, 1886, ag. 22. 

Above children have blue eyes, light brown hair, except Alice, who 
has dark brown eyes and hair; the girls have all taught school. 


LESTER SCOTT DEWEY, son of Harvey, b. March 27, 1823, at Ley- 
den, N. Y.; d. July 19, 1876, ag. 53, the day his father was buried; was a 
farmer at Leyden, N. Y. ; m. May 3, 1864, at VV. Boylston, Mass., JULIA 
A. BOSWORTH, his second cousin (see No. 248), dau. of Zadock and Julia 
(Dewey), b. April 3, 1828, at Westfield, Mass. 

NINTH GENERATION — Born .\t Leyden, N. Y. 

949. Cains Solomon, b. Aug. 24, 1867; living , N. Y. City. 


SAMANTHA JERUSHA DEWEY, dau. of Harvey, b. March 26, 1825, 
at Leyden, N. Y.; there d. Feb. i, 1863, ag. 37; m. Jan. i, 1841, GEORGE 
PITKIN NORTON, of New Britain, Conn. 

NINTH GENERATION — Born at Boonville, N. Y. 

1. Harvey Marius, b. Feb. 14, 1842; d. May 28, 1864, ag. 22, at Point 

Lookout, Md. ; a member of Co. i, 117th Reg. 

2. Walter S., b. July 30, 1S45; d. Nov. 27, 1864, ag. 19, on his 

way home from exposure in Andersonville prison; a member of 14th 

AND Family History. 363 

N. Y. Vols. ; it is related of him that he once forgot the ramrod of 
his musket when ordered to retreat ; remarking to his comrades 
• that he " couldn't get along without it," started back between the 
hostile lines, secured the rod and returned to his company without 
injury. Later on, after the death of his brother, feeling stung and 
desirous of revenge, he declared he would never again retreat. 
True to his word, when the order sounded again, he stood like a 
triumphant Titan, but was surrounded by rebel cavalry and captured 
after a brave resistance. 

3. Mary Jerusha, b. July 31, 1855; m. Oct. 20, 1872, James Calen, of 

Alder Creek, Oneida Co., N. Y., b. March 12, 1843; a traveling 
agent; she was a milliner at Boonville, N. Y., later at VVatertown; 
a dau., Kofey Maud, b. June 25, 1877. 

4. Keziah Angeline, b. Jan. 13, i860; m Jan. 17, 1882, Willis S. Calen, 

bro. of John., b. Aug. 31, i860; a farmer; then traveling agent; 
living at Boonville, N. Y. 


ALEXANDER ALONZO DEWEY, son of Harvey, b. Aug. 16, 1827, at 
Leyden, N. Y. ; a farmer; living at Leyden, N. Y., Sept., 1898; m. Dec. 19, 
1849, MARIA CAPRON, dau. of Oliver and Henrietta (Welsh), b. June 17, 
1830, at Boonville, N. Y. ; d. June 3, 1881, ag. nearly 61, suddenly of heart 
disease, at Port Leyden, N. Y. He m. 2d, Sept. 8, 1883, his cousin, Mrs. 
SARAH (JENKS) HARVEY, widow of Lansing and dau. of Holbrook and 
Loisana (Norton) Jenks, b. Sept. 8, 1830, at Leyden, N. Y. 

NINTH GENERATION — Born at Leydbn. 

951. Henrietta Arline, b. May 29, 1851; m. Jan. 31, 1884, at Boonville, H. 

M. Wheelock, of Cayuga, N. Y. 

952. Hattie Samantha, b. Aug. 27, 1854; m. Aug. 7, 1877, at Leyden, N. Y., 

F. L. Guillaume, of Utica, N. Y. 

953. Jessie Angeline, b. May 10, 1858; m. Oct. 17, 1877, at Leyden, George 

F. Griffith, of Richland, N. Y. 

954. Bouton Conklin, b. July 7, 1866, at Schaghticoke; is charge d'affairs 

at N. Y. C. station restaurant, Utica, N. Y. 

955. Alburton Alonzo, b. Nov. 17, 1874, at Boonville; is charge d'affairs 

of R. W. & O. R. R. station restaurant and hotel, at Richland, 
N. Y. ; m. Oct. 31, 1894, Alys Maie Haublir. 


CHESTER GAY DEWEY, son of Harvey, b. Feb. 2, 1831, at Leyden, 
N. Y. ; a farmer at Leyden and Mexico, N. Y. ; moved to Mazon, Grundy 

364 Dewey Genealogy 

Co., 111.; m. Nov. 16, 1854, MARIA KIMBAL HALL, dau. Jonathan and 
(Kent), b. July 4, 1831, at Leyden, N. Y. 

NINTH GENERATION — Born at Leyden. 

956. Harvey Newton, b. Dec. 6, 1856; unm. 

957. Estella Sophia, b. Sept. 28, 1858. 

958. Robert Hall, b. May 28, 1862. 

959. Helen Eunice, b. Aug. 4, 1865; grad. at Oberlin College, O. 

960. Fred Hall, b. Feb. 10, 1869, at Mexico, N. Y. ; grad. at Columbia 

College, in architecture, now, 1898, at 65 W. io2d St., N. Y. City. 
Frank Hall, b. Feb. 10, 1869; d. suddenly June i, 1876. 

Charles Hall, b. May 18, 1S70; d. Nov. 20. 1878, from the kick of 

a horse. 
Jessie May, b. July 31, 1877; d. March 28, 1880, of consumption. 


ELI JUDSON DEWEY, son of Harvey, b. July 17, 1835, at Leyden, 

N. Y. ; living at W. Branch, N. Y. ; m. March 13, 1863, at Boonville, N. Y., 
AMY POTTER, dau. of Stephen and Esther (Harris), b. Nov. 14, 1842, at 
Forestport, N. Y. 

NINTH GENERATION — Born at W. Branch. 

961. Cora Bell, b. Dec. 26, 1865; m. , Frank Evans; had Maud, 

b. , and lives at Rome, N. Y. 

962. Chauncey H., b. March 13, 1870; is in Pension Bureau, at Washington, 

D. C. ; m. Dec. 27, 1893, at Lee Center, N. Y., Belle Willson, dau. 
of John W. and Julia (Dorn), b. Feb. 25, 1874, at East Pembroke, 
N. Y. 

ANGELINE LODICY DEWEY, dau. of Harvey, b. Jan. 4, 1839, at 
Leyden, N. Y. ; m. Feb. i, 1859, at Boonville, N. Y., MERRIT CAPRON, 
son of Henry and Betsey (Kent), b. Oct. 20, 1837, at Ava, Oneida Co., 
N. Y. ; a farmer; then an M. E. minister at Leyden, N. Y. 

NINTH GENERATION — Born at Leyden. 

1. Minnie Samantha, b. Sept. 18, 1864; m. Nov. 6, 1883, Edwin Burt 

Smith, b. March 25, 1856, at Lee, Oneida Co., N. Y. ; is manager 
of the malleable iron works of Rome, N. Y. ; they have Edna Minnie, 
b. May 11, 1889. 

2. Sylvester Clement, b. Dec. 20, 1865; m. Oct. 19, 1887, lone Drake; 

they have Harold Drake, b. June i, 1889, and Helen Lucile, b. Nov. 
I, 1893. 

AND Family History. 365 

3. Jessie Dewey, b. June 7, 1875; grad. with honor at Cornell Uni- 

versity, N. Y. ; now, 1898, teaching at Rome, N. Y, 


CASSIUS DELOS DEWEY, son of Harvey, b. Nov. 2, 1845, at Leyden, 
N. Y. ; was a member of 14th N. Y. heavy artillery during Civil war; now, 
1898, at National Home, Leavenworth,; m. June 14, 1S73, EMMA 
MILLER, of German descent, of W. Turin, N. Y. 

NINTH GENERATION— Born at Leyden. 

963. Grace Collins, b. July 9, 1874; m. April 8, 1896, at Ft. Hamilton, 

N. Y., Joseph Marvin Lake, son of Joseph and Harriet Louise 
(Smythe), b. there Oct. 2, 1869; is a silverware salesman in N. Y. 
City, and has Lucile Dewey, b. Feb. 7, 1897. 
Mary Jerusha, b. July 23, 1876; d. April 18, 1885. 

964. Cassius Miller, b. March 10, 1878; living at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1898. 
Merritt Miller, b. March 10, 1882; d. May 6, 1885. 

RICHARD DEWEY, son of Moses, b. Sept. 10, 1814, atWestfield, Mass.; 
d. June 29, 1882, ag. 67, at Solon, O., where he was a farmer after 1849, 
having moved to Ohio in 1819 (see portrait); m. Feb. 18, 1840, HARRIET 
JANE BALDWIN, dau. of EUakin and Harriet (Perkins), of Aurora, O., b. 
June 22, 1821, at Bainbridge, O. ; living in Oct. 1898, at San Diego, Cal. 


971. Huldah J., b. Nov. 20, 1840; m. 

972. Oliver E., b. March 4, 1844; m. 

973. Almon Ralph, b. Oct. i, 1845; m. 

974. Castella A., b. May 28, 1850; m. 

975. Lilla Pamela, b. Jan. i, i860, at Solon; d. Dec. 31, 1882; m. Oct. 

29, 1879, ^t Cleveland, O., William Colfax Lawrence, son of Anthony 
Hampton and Eliza (Colfa.x), b. June 22, 1855, at Florida, N. Y. ; 
was a traveling salesman and dealer in agricultural implements at 
Solon, O. ; and had a son, Walter Dewey, b. Aug. 22, 1880. 

976. William H., b. Jan. i, i860; drowned June i, 1876, ag. 16. 

977. Luna B., b. Feb. 11, 1865; m. May 10, 1887, G. W. Jorres; they 

live at San Diego, Cal., May, 1897, and have i, William Dewey, b. 
Feb. 7, 1888; 2, Huldah B., b. Oct. 30, 1889; 3, Gustave W., b. 
Feb. I, 1891; 4, Evelyn S., b. Nov. 4, 1893; 5, Ruth H., b. Sept. 

30, 1896. 

366 Dewey Genealogy 


RALPH DEWEY, son of Moses, b. Jan. 8, 1824, at Northampton, O.; 
d. April 8, 1896, ag. 62, at Washington, la. His father dying when chil- 
dren were young they were soon scattered; Ralph was placed in the family 
of I. W. Kingsley (formerly of Becket, Mass.), where he lived until he was 
twelve years old; then with his mother for two years; worked out at any- 
thing, going to school in the winters; taught school in the winters of 1843-4; 
moved to Iowa in 1845, where he taught school four winters, working on a 
farm ir. the summers; at the age of twenty-six was elected justice of the 
peace of Clay township, but soon after moved to the town of Brighton, where 
he sold groceries and medicines; a farmer again in 1856-8, when he was 
elected clerk of the court of Washington county, which he held for three 
terms (six years); was elected mayor of Washington City in 1864 and 1866; 
engaged in the grocery business 1864-8; was deputy county auditor for 
1870-1; traveled for Mills & Co., of Des Moines, for two years, selling law 
and blank books; was deputy county treasurer in 1874 and part of '75, after 
which he was in the fire insurance business; "of high moral qualities 
and in every sense a good man; " m. April 28, 1847, LUCINDA MILLER, 
of Shalesville, O., dau. of Stephen and Lydia (Lamb). 

NINTH GENERATION — Born at Brighton, Ia. 

981. Charles Arthur, b. Jan. i, 1850; m. 

Laura Eliza, b. Nov. 17, 1851; d. July 16, 1852. 

982. Seneca Beach, b. Dec. 16, 1853; is a jeweler with his brother Richard 

P., in their own fine building at Washington, la.; m. Jan. 12, 1881, 
Nora Smouse, dau. of H. D., b. Dec. 17, 1861, at Cumberland, Md., 
and had Arthur Clare, b. Sept. i, 1886. 

983. Richard Perry, b. Sept. 10, 1857. 

984. Lettie Jane, b. Aug. 24, i860, at Washington, la.; was a milliner 

at Columbus, Neb. 


SARAH A. DEWEY, dau. of Oliver, 2d, b. Nov. 26, 1825, at Cuyahoga 
Falls, ().; there d. Oct. 30, 1896, ag. 60; m. Sept. 19, 1844, HENRY 
ORMSBY, b. July 27, 1823, at Bristol, Addison Co., Vt. ; he was a shoe- 
maker at Cuyahoga Falls. 


1. Oliver Albert, b. Mays, 1847; d. Jan. 18, 1850. 

2. George, b. Jan. 9, 1850; d. Jan. 17, 1850. 

3. Mary Louisa, b. Jan. 11, 1851; m. May 25, 1870,3! Cuyahoga Falls, 

William G. Sanford, b. April 2, 1847, at Rochester, N. Y. He is a 

AND Family History. 367 

first class machinist at Akron, Ohio. Children: Jennie Grace, b. 
June 2, 1872; Maud Estelle, b. Jan. 23, 1874: Leelaud Earl, b. Sept. 
6, 1876. 

4. George Dewey, b. May 6, 1853: was a clerk: a large, fine looking 

man, weighed 190 pounds: d. of diphtheria, Nov. 11, 1880, ag. 27. 

5. Henry Albert, b. Oct. 5, 1857, is a rivetmaker; m. May 24, 1879, 

Emma Kate Shumway, native of Vt. Their dau., Nellie Bessie, b. 
Jan. 9, 1882, at Cuyahoga Falls. They now ('85) live at Cleveland, 

6. Helen Amelia, b. May 18, i860; m. Alfred Gaylord, b. Aug. 9, 1854, 

at Stow, O. (son of Eli, who was b. at Monroe Falls, Summit Co., 
and Mary (Wolcott), who was b. at Boston, same county). He is a 
farmer at Stow, Ohio. Children: Harry Randall, b. Aug. 23, 1880; 
Bert Ormsby, b. March 22, 1882. 

7. Anna Salome, b. Sept. 9, 1866. 

8. William Richard, b. July 6, 1871; d. Nov. 2, 1880, ag. 9 


MARCIA lONE DEWEY, dau. of William H., b. July 23, 1841, at 
Akron, O. ; m. May 14, 1868, at Chicago, 111., LUTHER PRENTICE 
BRADLEY, son of Luther and Nancy (Prentice), b. Dec. 8, 1822, at New 
Haven, Conn.; was a book merchant until the Civil War, when he enlisted 
in the Union army and served with distinction as a general officer of volun- 
teers; at the close of the war was commissioned lieut. -colonel, 27th Infantry, 
U. S. A., and retired as colonel of the 13th Infantry, Dec. 8, 1886; living 
at Prospect Hill, Tacoma, Wash., July, 1898. 


1. William Dewey, b. Nov. 9, 1869, at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo. ; was 

graduated in architecture at Mass. Ins. of Tech. in June, 1897, and 
is at 15 Federal St., Boston, Mass. 

2. Robert Prentice, b. Jan. 4, 1871, at Chicago, 111. 


, CHARLES DEWEY, son of Alvin, b. about 1837, at Kutztown, Pa.; a 
farmer at Argus, Bucks Co., Pa.; served in Co. E, 47 Pa. Vols., during the 
Civil War; m. about 1865, ESTHER DARWARD; who d. about 1869; he 
m. 2d, ; m. 3d, MARY KESSLER. 


991. Kate, b. about 1866. 

992. Russell, W., b. about 1868. 

36S Dewey Genealogy 

By Third Wife. 

993. Florence, b. . 

994. Ira James, b. 


JAMES DEWEY, son of Alvin, b. Jan. 16, 1841, at Kutztown, Pa.; is a 
blacksmith at Easton, Pa. ; m. July 15, 1865, at Easton, Pa., EMMA GROTZ, 
dau. of Samuel and Margaret (Heitsman), b. June 10, 1846, at Easton, Pa. 


995. Margaret, b. Dec. 9, 1866; m. May 23, 1893, Frank Gargas, of 

Easton, Pa. 
Alvin Samuel, b. Feb. 12, 1868; d. Nov. 12, 1872. 
William H., b. Dec. 3, 1870; d. Dec. 4. 1871. 
Ira. b. Sept. 29, 1873; d. Dec. 17, 1892, ag. 19. 

996. Lester, b. July 24, 1878. 


SOLOMON MARSHALL DEWEY, son of Solomon Taylor, b. Sept. 23, 
1832, at South Dansville, Steuben Co., N. Y. ; a farmer; living at Clam Lake, 
Bellaire, Mich., May, 1897, where he has been since 1874, when he was one 
of the pioneers of northern Michigan; enlisted in the 24th Mich. Vol. 
Infantry; discharged with the same March 7, 1865; has been justice of the 
peace twelve years, postmaster same time, and supervisor of his township 
three years; m. Dec. 30, 1858, in Jackson, Co., Mich., MARTHA ANGE- 
LINE DREW, dau. of Hiram and Martha (McNeal), of Grass Lake, Mich., 
b. Aug. 27, 1836, at Whitby, Canada. 

NINTH GENERATION — Born in Michigan. 

997. Charles Marshall, b. Nov. 18, 1859, at Waterloo; m. Emily A. Gates, 

of Elk Rapids, Mich., and had Mina, b. Aug. 16, 1894. 
Infant, b. April 16; d. 18, i860. 

998. William John, b. April 21, 1862, at Stockbridge; m Ermme Mc- 

Ewan, of Eastport, Mich., and had George, b. , 1888; Clyde, 

b. , 1886; Lillian, b. , 1896. 

999. Edgar Nathaniel, b. Jan 13, 1864. at Stockbridge; m. Fanny J. 

Foreman, of Clam Lake, Mich; and had Jessie Marshall and Ernest 

1000. James Elmer, b. Nov. 20, 1865, at Bunker Hill; unm. (May, 1897.) 

looi. Ida A. Martha, b. Nov. i, 1867, at Henrietta; m. Charles Dearborn, 

of Hudsonville, Mich., and had two children; Edna and Alida. 











AND Family History. 369 

1002 Warren Elbert, b. Jan. 11, 1870, at Henrietta; m. , 1890, Ida 

Bass, of Spencer Creek (Alden), Mich., and had Leon, b. , 

1891; d. 1892; Olah, b. , 1892; Mamie, b. Sept. — , 1894. 

1003. Clarence Hiram, b. Oct. 21, 1871, at Henrietta; m. Oct. 29, 1892, 

Blanche May Healey, of East Jordan, Mich., dau. of Charles and 
Louisa (Turple), b. May 19, 1872; had a dau., born and died Oct. 
21, 1893; Ula Virginia, b. Sept. 8, 1894; he has been a teacher 
since 1890; now at East Jordan, Mich. 

1004. Florence May, b. March 13, 1873, at Henrietta; m. Jan. i, 1890, 

Byron Lee, of Munith, Mich., and had Amy, b. Sept. 10, 1891; d. 
Feb. — , 1896; Grace, b. , 1893. 

1005. Walter Joseph, b. Nov. 11, 1879, at Clam Lake, 


SAMUEL EDGAR DEWEY, son of Solomon Taylor, b. Oct. 19, 1839, 
at South Dansville, N. Y. ; d. July 25, 1896, ag. 56, at Stockbridge, Mich.; 
m. Jan. i, 1864, at Jackson, Mich., LORETTA ATHALINE FIELDS, dau. 
of Chester and Martha (Clark), b. Nov. 12, 1844, at Ridgeway, Orleans Co., 
N. Y. ; d. May 19, 1883, ag. 39, at Stockbridge, Mich.; he m. 2d, May 23, 

NINTH GENERATION — Born at Waterloo. 

Edna, b. Nov. 10, 1864; d. Aug. 26, 1866. 

1006. Fay -Edgar, b. July 13, 1866. 

1007. Edna, b. April 22, 1868; m. March 24, 1888, at Henrietta, 

Mich., Frederick Seward Wright, of Munith, Mich., son of David 
and Mary (Sprague), b. Oct. 4, 1864, at White Oak, Mich.; living 
at Alba, Mich., and have Samuel Edgar, b. July 24, 1889; Losey 
Leo, b. May 18, 1891; Ermine Edna, b. April 18, 1893; Loretta 
Mary, b. Aug. 2, 1895 ; d. Nov. 21, 1897, at Star, Antrim Co., Mich. 

1008. Anna, b. May 25, 1870; m. March 21, 1885, Thomas Win- 

gard, of Bunker Hill, Mich. 
A son, b. May 5; d. May 7, 1872. 

Nora Kate, b. March 3, 1875; d. May 19, 1876. 

1009. Samuel Shorey, b. Nov. 5, 1877; living at Stockbridge, Mich., in 

loio. Lorette A., b. April 22, 1883; living at Fitchburg, Mich. 

By Second Wife. 
Solomon Taylor, b. Jan. 2, 1885. 

James Henry, b. Nov. 18, li 
Margaret Ella, b. July 30, 18 

370 Dewey Genealogy 

Ralph De Forest, b. Sept. 6, 1890. 
Ruth Esther, b. Feb. 7, 1S93. 

Gladys Lucile, b. Jan. 20, 1895. 


ZARA BLAKE DEWEY, dau. of Solomon T., b. Nov. 3, 1840, at Dans- 
ville, Livingston Co., N. Y. ; m. Feb. 21, 1867, at Fitchburg, Mich., ALZINA 

NINTH GENERATION — Born at Fitchburg, Mich. 

101 1. Ruel Ethredge, b. Dec. 26, 1867; m. , at Rockford, 111., Mrs. 

Sarah E. Hodge. 

1012. Jesse Segur, b. Sept. 20, 1873; m. May 5, 1896, at Rockford, 111., 

Isabella Snider. 

1013. Bennard E., b. Feb. 16, 1876. 


LORENZO " TINKER " DEWEY, son of Solomon Taylor, b. June 13, 
1843, at Dansville, N. Y. ; a farmer at Munith, Mich., 1898; m. Sept. 26, 
1866, at Grass Lake, Mich., MARY E. CROMAN, dau. of Abram and Susan 
(Lincoln), b. Sept. 27, 1843, at Waterloo. 

NINTH GENERATION — Born AT Waterloo, Mich. 

1014. Cora Dell, b. Nov. 27, 1867; m. Nov. 23, 1896, at Bancroft, 

Mich., Henry Thomas Coulson. 

1015. Arthur Uri, b. Aug. 26, 1871. 

1016. Egbert Abram, b. July 12, 1874. 

1017. David Russell, b. Feb. 19, 1876. 


SOLOMON DEWEY, son of William Kingsley, b. Aug. 22, 1849, '" Steu- 
ben Co., N. Y. ; a farmer; living at Bellaire, Mich., June, 1897 ; m. Aug. 29, 
1869, at Fabius, Mich., MARY M. COLER, dau. of Henry and Elizabeth 
(Kinch), b. April 15, 1849, at Waterville, Henry Co., O. 

NINTH GENERATION — Born in St. Joseph Co., Mich. 

1018. Harriet Viola, b. June 24, 1870; m. July 14, 1887, Chandler H. 

Griffith, and had Elmer Chandler, b. about 1888; Kazah Mary, b. 
about 1890. 

1019. William Henry, b. Nov. 3, 1872; m. July 12, 1896, Delia Miner. 

1020. Alice Mary, b. Feb. 20, 1875; m. Jan. 8, 1894, Charles Weaver. 

AND Family History. 371 


Solomon Jerem 


, b. Feb. 3, 1877. 


Ion Vernon, 

b. Dec. 31, 1878, Butler Co., Neb. 


Lilly Malvina, 

b. Dec. 9, 1880, in St. Joseph Co., Mich. 

Blanche Eliza, 

b. March 9, 1886. 


b. Jan. 8, 1888. • 

Myrtle Edna, 

b. Dec. 26, 1890. 


JOSIAH EARI- DEWEY, son of Enoch, b. June 10, 1828, at Middle- 
bury, Vt. ; there d. Dec. 2, 1892, ag. 64; was for 30 years a manufacturer of 
shades, and paper hanger in New York city; retired in 1883 to his native 
town, where he was a state representative when he died; m. Sept. 5, 1855, 
at Middlebury, Vt., EUNICE CONVERSE CARPENTER, dau. of Nathan 
and Eunice (Converse), b. March 23, 1826, at Middlebury; there d. Jan. 21, 
1869, ag. 32; he m. 2d, Feb. 14, 1866, ELIZABETH E. HAMMOND, who 
bore Josiah Hammond, May 20, 1869; James Earle, Dec. i, 1870; both died 


1025. Willis Alonzo (see portrait), b. Oct. 25, 1858; studied in district schools 
in Middlebury, Vt. ; graded school, Burr& Burton Seminary, Man- 
chester, Vt. ; N. Y. City public schools; Packard's Business College, 
graduated 1875 ; commenced medicine 1877 ; 3 years at N. Y. Homoeo- 
pathic Medical College, graduated March 5, 1880; entered Ward's 
Island Hospital as house surgeon April i, 1880, remained until Sept. 

23, 1881; receiving diploma of Institution; sailed for Europe Sept. 

24, 1881; studied in Berlin, Vienna, Heidelberg, Paris and London; 
traveled in Italy, Germany, Belgium and Holland; returned to 
America, 1883; practiced in N. Y. one year; went to San Francisco 
March, 1884; practiced there until May, 1893; held during this 
time professorships in Hahnemann Hospital College; filled the 
chairs of dermatology, anatomy and materia medica; father died in 
1892, obliging removal to East; settled in N. Y.; held chair of 
materia medica in Metropolitan Post Graduate School until Sept., 
1896, when was called to University of Michigan; is at present 
professor of materia medica and therapeutics in U. of M., clinical 
lecturer on diseases of nervous system, neurologist to Grace Hos- 
pital, Detroit, Mich.; in 1896 was sec'y of Interrational Corgress 
Committee, meeting in London; attended Congress; traveled in 
France and Scotland; is corresponding member of British Homoeo- 
pathic Society (only ten others in America); member correspond- 
ante de la societe homoeopathique francaise (only three others in 
America); member of Ameriran Institute of Homoeopathy; mem- 

372 Dewey Genealogy 

ber of California, Michigan, New York State Homoeopathic Societies ; 
honorary member Ohio State Homoeopathic Society; in literary 
work, was editor of " California Homoeopath," 1888 to 1893; 
associate editor " Medical Century," 1893 to 1896; editor of Materia 
Medica Dept., Medical Century, at present; wrote " The Twelve 
Tissue Remedies," 1888, now in 4th edition; " Essentials of Homoeo- 
pathic Materia Medica," 1894, now in 3d edition; " Essentials of 
Homoeopathic Therapeutics," 1895, now in 2d edition; m. Jan. 31, 
1885, at San Francisco, Cal., Celina Josephine Lalande, dau. of 
Arsene and Josephine (Hubert), b. Jan. 27, 1861, at New Orleans, 
La; they have Josiah Earle, b. Dec. 22, 1888, at San Francisco, Cal. 


WILLIAM CADWELL DEWEY, son of Cadwell, b. Dec. 6, 1835, at 
Turin, N. Y. ; d. July 16, 1893, at Stamford, Conn., his home; was a whole- 
sale grocer and produce dealer in N. Y. City; retired before 1886; had brown 
eyes and hair, fair complexion, stood 5 ft. 8, weighed 135 lbs.; m. Feb. 11, 
1859, SARAH D. HAMMOND, b. Aug. 30, 1842, at Sing Sing, N. Y. ; d. 
July 7, 1866, at Brooklyn; had brown eyes, black hair, stood 5 ft., weighed 
125 lbs. He m. 2d, Nov. 6, 1872, at Philadelphia, Mrs. LOUISE (BADGER) 
NEFF, dau. of William and Hannah (Wager) Badger, b. Oct. 25, 1839, at 
Philadelphia, Pa.; d. Dec. 31, 1889; had blue eyes, brown hair, fair com- 
plexion, stood 5 ft. 7. 


1031. William Hammond, b. Nov. 20, 1861, in N. Y. City; m. June 24, 1896, 

Jennie C. Blair, dau. of A. D., of Turin, N. Y. 

1032. Sherman Charles, b. Dec. 18, 1864, at Brooklyn; was bookkeeper in 

a broker's office in N. Y. City, in 1886. 

By Second Wife. 

1033. Louise, b. Aug. 11, 1873; m. Oct. 30, 1895, Benjamin G. 

Wells, of , Pa. 

1034. Elizabeth Foster, b. June 23, 1878. 


CHARLES DUANE DEWEY, son of Cadwell, b. May 12, 1838; is presi- 
dent of Johnston Harvester Co., of Brockport, N. Y. ; living at Batavia, in 
1897; m. Feb. 27, 1861, AMANDA C. FOSTER, dau. of Hon. Ansel, of 
Lowville, N. Y. ; she d. Sept. 13, 1869. He m. 2d, Sept. 5, 1877, at Medina, 
N. Y., NANCY L. JOHNSTON; who was living in 1897. 

AND Family History. 373 


1035. Frances, b. Aug. 31, 1878 

1036. Foster, b. Sept. 5, 1880. 

1037. Ethel, b. March 8, 188. 


EDWARD WALLACE DEWEY, son of Ethe W., born July 18, 1835, 
at Turin, N. Y. ; is a member of Browning, King & Co, wholesale and retail 
manufacturers of and dealers in clothing. New York city; m. July 18, 1865, 
FRANCES J. PITCHER, of Martinsburgh, N. Y., b. -^; d. Nov. 2, 1889. 

NINTH GENERATION — Born at Chicago, III. 

1041. Harriet Ella, b. Sept. 24, 1868; m. Oct. 2, 1895, Noble Foster Hogg- 

son, of New York city. 

1042. Florance May, b. Dec. 5, 1869; m. April 2, 1896, Frederick E. Driggs, 

of New York city. 


CHARLES SANGER DEWEY (see portrait), son of Ethe W., b. April i, 
1838, at Turin, N. Y. ; though born in Lewis Co., N. Y., and having spent a 
portion of his life in the West, has been closely associated for some years with 
Rochester, N. Y. He has been largely instrumental in the growth of the 
watering place at Conesus Lake, about twenty miles from the city — especially 
by means of his line of steamers, known as the Dewey Transportation Com- 
pany. He built up Maple Beach, which is situated at the head of Conesus 
Lake, secured the post and express offices and now owns nearly the entire 
place, where his summer home is located; m. Aug. 10, 1864, at Cherry 
Valley, 111., FRANCES E. McINTYRE, dau. of Francis Aaron and Harriet 
E. (Newton), b. Nov. 16, 1842, at Cleveland, O. ; separated, and he m. 2d, 

NINTH GENERATION — Born at Bella, Ia. 

1043. Bertha Miller Dewey, b. Jan. 2, 1866; m. Oct. 19, 1893, at Chicago, 

III., Frederick Herman Dolle, son of Valentine and Theresa Wil- 
helmina (Hagan), b. Sept. 30, 1863, at Huntersville, Ind. ; is a mer- 
chant at Chicago, 111., and has Ellen Bertha, b. May 11, 1896. 


JANE ELIZABETH DEWEY, dau. of Ethe W., b. March 16, 1841, at 
Turin, N. Y. ; d. Dec. 25, 1887; m. May 6, 1868, PERRY ROCKWELL 
SMITH, an extensive and prosperous farmer at W. Turin, N. Y. 

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NINTH gp:neration. 

1. Leila Elizabeth (adopted), b. Sept. 24, 1.S71; d. April 29, 1896. 

2. Edward Miller (adopted), b. April i, 1878. 

3. Thaddeus Dewey, b. Sept. i, 1883. 


AMANDA PHEBE DEWEY, dau. of Milton, b. Dec. 13, 1838; living 
at Binghamton, N. Y. ; m. June 8, 1858, HORATIO D. BROOKS, son of 
Alfred Sayre and Fanny (Cone), b. in Leyden, N. Y., Sept. 13, 1826; d. 
Aug. 12, 1892, at Binghamton, N. Y. ; was celebrated as a builder of fine 


1. Norman H., b. Feb. 10, 1859, in Lewis county, N. Y. ; m. June 

14, 1893, Lottie B. Allen, of Cleveland, Ohio; lives at Buffalo, N. Y. ; 
they have Norma Amanda, b. Sept. 27, 1896. 

2. Gertrude Phebe, b. Feb. 5, i860, in Lewis county, N. Y. ; m. Feb. 

26, 1879, Frank A. Stevens, from whom she was divorced May i, 
1889, and had: Earle D., b. Oct. i, 1883; d. June 28, 1884; m. 2d, 
June 30, 1896, Edward E. Hedley, of Buffalo, N. Y. 

3. George Mortimer (see portrait), b. July 31, 1868, at Binghamton, 

N. Y. ; at the breaking out of the war with Spain enlisted (May 3, 
1898), as a volunteer in Co. L, 2d Regt. Mass. Vol. Inf.; was 
appointed corporal; in all engagements with his regiment before 
Santiago, and escaped without a scratch; died from exhaustion in 
hospital at Santiago Aug. i, 1898. Last letter to his mother, 
written two days before his death, he said: " Am in the hospital, 
doing the best I can for the sick and for myself." He was an 
electrician by trade, and at the time of enlistment was superintend- 
ent of Berkshire Electric Company in Hartford, Conn.; m. Sept. 
26, 1889, Susie Belle Ramsey, and has William E., b. Oct. 31, 
1890; lives with his grandmother Brooks at Binghamton, N. Y. 

4. Susan Adah, b. March 24, 1873, at Binghamton, N. Y. ; m. Nov. 

25, 1896, at Binghamton, Allyn Ketchum Marean, son of Hon. 
Henry Marean, and lives at Binghamton, N. Y. 


CHESTER FRANKLIN DEWEY (see portrait), son of Milton, b. Aug. 
12, 1840, at Turin, N. Y. His boyhood days were different from those of 
many, as he assumed responsibilities at the early age of ten years. He had 
but little of the light-heartedness and pleasures of boys in general; was 
learning trade of tinsmith when War of the Rebellion broke out; at twenty 

AND Family History. 375 

years of age enlisted in Co. B, sgtli N. Y. Inf., as private, but was promoted 
to sergeant and served his time of three years, during which time he was in 
the Army of the Potomac, and in the battles of Second Bull Run, South 
Mountain, Antietam and Fredericksburg; was wounded by being shot through 
the thigh at the charge on Mary's Heights in the battle of Fredericksburg; 
was discharged at the expiration of term near Petersburg, Va., Aug. 8, 1864, 
and re-enlisted in Co. H, ist New Jersey Cavalry; was in Gregg's division, 
Davies' brigade, and served until April 6, 1865; received a gunshot wound 
in the head on that day and was taken prisoner; was discharged from service 
June 16, 1865; he then returned to Binghamton, N. Y., where he has since 
resided, and has been a contractor and builder for twenty-five years; m. 
Jan. 17, 1869, at Conklin, N. Y., MARGARET LAWRENCE, dau. of 
Edmund and Betsey (Bishop), b. there Nov. 3, 1844. 

NINTH GENERATION — Born at Binghamton. 

1045. Florence Mabel, b. Oct. 27, 1869; m. June 10, 1897, John D. Mac- 

Knight, of Binghamton, N. Y. 
Nellie Louise, b. Dec. 22, 1874; d. Feb. 9, 1876. 

1046. Franklin Mortimer, b. May 11, 1879. 

1047. Lillian Inez, b. Nov. 12, 1881, 


HELEN LOUISE DEWEY, dau. of Milton, b. Nov. 12, 1843, at House- 
ville, N. Y. ; living at Conklin Center, N. Y. ; m. Aug. 24, 1862, MAURICE 
H0LM:ES ARTHUR, who d. April 24, 1863, at Fort Carroll, Md., in 
the Union Army; she m. 2d. April 11, 1866, at Conklin Center, N. Y., 
MORTIMER LAWRENCE, son of Edmund and Betsey (Bishop), b. March 
II, 1840, at Conklin Center, N. Y., where he is a farmer. 


1. Minnie Louise, b. July 24, 1867; m. June 21, 1893, George E. Halbert, 

and has Cora Louise, b. April 21, 1895. 

2. Arthur Mortimer, b. Aug. 23, 1870; d. Sept. 8, 1870. 

3. Cora Belle, b. Oct. 13, 1873. 

4. Jessie Alice, b. March 29, 1876. 

5. Mary Leone, b. Aug. 19, 1879. 


GEORGE EMORY DEWEY, son of Milton, b. March 13, 1850, at Mar- 
tinsburg, N. Y. ; a railroad man in employ of D. L. & W. R. R. ; resides at 
Binghamton, N. Y. ; m. Nov. 25, 1875, ALMINE GILLINS, dau. of 
Thomas and Anna (Barlow). 

376 Dewey Genealogy 

1048. Charles Marion, b. Sept. 9, 1876. 


FRANCES EMILY DEWEY, dau. of Milton, b. March 13, 1850; m. 
Dec. 19, 1869, at Binghamton, N. Y., JAMES W. GUERNSEY; resides at 
Binghamton, N. Y. 


1. Ida Belle, b. April 4, 1871. 

2. George Russell, b. Aug. 14, 1873; d. April 4, 1896; m. May 11, 1893, 

Nellie M. Orcutt. 

3. Ralph Royal, b. Oct. 2, 1875. 

4. Milton Edward, b. May 11, 1878; d. Oct. 20, 1884. 

5. William Persival, b. March 28, 1884. 

ADELBERT MILTON (christened Milton Adelbert) DEWEY (see 
author's portrait), son of Milton, b. Nov. 13, 1857, at Martinsburg, N. Y. ; 
moved with parents to Conklin and Binghamton, N. Y., where he attended 
public schools and learned trade of printer in office of Binghamton Republi- 
can; worked at trade in Albany, New York city, Watertown and Elmira, 
N. Y., and Detroit, Mich.; at latter place became identified with labor 
movement, being secretary and president of Typographical Union, president 
of Trades Council, master workman of Local Assembly, Knights of Labor, 
chairman of executive board of District Assembly, K. of L., judge of the 
District Assembly Court, and representative to State and General Assemblies 
of that body; during labor excitement of 1884 and 1885 was selected as 
arbitrator of many labor disputes between employers and employed; fore- 
man of large daily newspaper office and proprietor of job printing and pub- 
lishing house; published The International Printer, an art monthly; moved 
to Philadelphia, Pa., in 1888, and edited Journal of United Labor, lifting 
that paper from obscurity to first place among the labor journals of the 
world, with a circulation of nearly fifty thousand copies; projected a plan 
for circulating the paper free to all members of K. of L., but did not secure 
approval of General Assembly, and the plan fell through, greatly to the 
detriment of educational features of the labor movement; first grand secre- 
tary and afterwards for two years grand president Order of the White Cross, 
a temperance and social purity organization; for two years High Chief Ruler 
of Independent Order of Rechabites in North America; an advocate of total 
abstinence, and a member of M. E. Church, Masonic and other social and 
benevolent societies in Detroit, Philadelphia and Washington, D. C, where 



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AND Family History. 377 

he moved in 1889 to accept a pvosition under the Harrison administration 
in the Government Printing Office; was appointed an expert in the U. S. 
Department of Labor in 1894, and made a special agent of the same in 1896; 
a lecturer and writer on public questions; author of the Life of Admiral 
George Dewey and editor of Dewey Family History; married December 25, 
1875, at Binghamton, HELEN B. GROSSMAN, daughter of George W 
and Rachel M. (Beardsley), b. Aug. 19, 1858, at Chenango Forks, N. Y.. 
from whom he separated in 1896. 


Arthur Adelbert, b. Aug. 9, 1876, at Binghamton, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 
19, 1876. 
1051. Walter Edward (see portrait), b. Aug. 16, 1877, at Binghamton, N. Y. ; 
moved with his parents successively to Elmira, N. Y., Detroit, 
Mich., Philadelphia, Pa., and Washington, D. C. ; in government 
employ two years; educated in law at Fairfield Military Academy, 
Fairfield, N. Y., where he was a captain of cadets; a resident of 
Binghamton, N. Y., in 1898. 

Marcus Powderly, b. Oct. 25, 1885, at Detroit, Mich.; d. June 27, 
1886, at Binghamton, N. Y. 

Helen Amanda, b. Nov. 2, 1886, at Binghamton, N. Y. ; d. Aug. 
22, 1887. 


CHARLES JEREMIAH DEWEY, son of Lester, b. Aug. 30, 1850. at 
South Windsor, Conn.; worked at Warehouse Point, Conn.; now farming at 
Wapping, So. Windsor, Conn. ; m. Oct. 23, 1879, at Warehouse Point, Conn., 
LYDIA ISADORA PALMER, dau. Diodate and Sally (Terry), of East 
Windsor, b. July 31, 1850, at Warehouse Point. 

NINTH GENERATION — Born at Warehouse Point. 

1061. Roger Palmer, b. Nov. 27, 1880. 

1062. Levi Terry, b. Feb. 12, 1882. 

1063. Chas. Wheeler, b. May 21, 1883. 

1064. Sarah Rosanna, b. Jan. 15, 1885. 

GEORGE LORD DEWEY, son of Lester, b. Feb. 27, 1857, at South 
Windsor, Conn.; a farmer at South Windsor until 1886, when he moved to 
Bolton, Conn. ; bought the C. Thomas Loomis place of 80 acres on Brandy 
street. " Distiller Thomas " had, years before, a cider brandy still, back 
of the house; m. Oct. 5. 1882, JULIA ANN PORTER, dau. of Theodore 
and Ann (Chapman), b. Oct. 9, 1854, at Gilead Parish, Hebron, Conn. 

378 Dewey Genealogy 


1065. Lester Porter, b. Jan. 5, 1884, at South Windsor. 

1066. Walter Albert, b. Jan. 28, 1885, at South Windsor. 

1067. Helen Marion, b. March 27, 1886, at Bolton. 

1068. Frank Arthur, b. Sept. 22, 1888, at Bolton. 

1069. Carl Perrin, b. May 20, 1890, at Bolton. 

1070. Mary P^ila, b. June 7, 1893, at Bolton. 

107 1. Rosanna Ethel, b. Dec. 20, 1894, at Bolton. 


HULDAH J. DEWEY, dau. of Richard, b. Nov. 20, 1840, at Bainbridge, 
O.; living at San Diego, Cal.. in 1898; m. Jan. 12, 1862, SHERIDAN 
ELMORE BULL, son of Lorenzo and Harriet (Taylor), of Aurora, b. Jan. 

3, 1841, at Solon, O.; killed Sept. 17, 1862, at battle of Antietam, Md., 
having enlisted in i860 in Co. A, 23d O. Vols. She m. 2d, April 9, 1867, 
GEORGE WASHINGTON JENKINS, d. June 13, 1895, at SanDiego; he 
was in Co. A, 23d O. Vols, (which was President McKinley's regt.); moved 
to San Diego, Cal., in 1873; "o children. 


OLIVER ELIAKIM DEWEY (see portrait), son of Richard, b. March 

4, 1844, at Bainbridge, O. ; when a child his father moved to Solon, O., 
where he is a farmer and cattle dealer (Sept., 1898); enlisted in Co. E, 
177th regt. O. V. Sept. 5, 1864, and was honorably discharged at Greens- 
boro, N. C, June 24, 1865; his family are Christian Church members; m. 
Jan. 17, 1866, ELECTA FRANKLIN, dau. of Alonzo and Diantha (Tor- 
rence), b. Aug. 28, 1844, at Bedford, O. 

TENTH GENERATION — Born at Solon, O. 

1081. Lynn Richard, b. May 2, 1867. 

1082. Maud Franklin, b. Nov. 26, 1869. 

1083. Olive Jane, b. Feb. i, 1878. 

Lloyd Oliver, b. April 29, 1879; d. July 8, 1882. 


ALMON RALPH DEWEY, Hon. (see portrait), son of Richard, b. Oct. 
I, 1845, at Mantan, Portage Co., O. When he was two years old his parents 
removed to Solon, Cuyahoga county, where he resided until 1864. During 
the years spent at Solon, he enjoyed the usual advantages of Ohio boys in 
attending good common schools, besides a high school at Willoughby, a 
term or two of commercial school at Cleveland, and some years at college 

AND Family History. 


at Hiram, Ohio, not, however, remaining long enough in this latter institu- 
tion to take a degree. In August, 1S62, at the age of seventeen years, he 
enlisted in the 103d Ohio regiment, from which he was discharged in October 
following for disability. During the greater part of the next eighteen 
months, he attended school, re-enlisted in the isoth Ohio for the one hun- 
dred days' service and receiving his discharge in August, 1864. On the first 
day of January, 1868, arrived in Washington, Iowa, where he entered upon 
the study of law, and was admitted to practice in September, 1869, which 
profession he followed until promoted from bar to bench, appearing, as cir- 
cumstances required, in the various courts of the State and the Federal 
courts. His ability and tactful resources have won for him judicial honors. 
He was first invested with the ermine in 1890, when he was elected District 
Judge in the Sixth Judicial District of Iowa, and was re-elected in 1894, 
renominated in June, 1898; was initiated in Washington Lodge, No. 26, 
May 5, 187 1, was passed in June following, and raised a Master Mason 
July 7, 1871; served his lodge two years (in 1874-75 and 1875-76) as Senior 
Warden, and several years as Senior Deacon. In 1877 he was re-elected 
Senior Warden, which office he held until 1882, when he was chosen Wor- 
shipful Master, which office he held for two years; he was re-elected in 
1886; was exalted a Royal Arch Mason in Cyrus Chapter, No. 13, February 
21, 1872, and created a Knight Templar in Palestine Commandery, No. 2, 
at Iowa City, February 16, 1874. In the Chapter he was appointed to office 
.in October, 1872, as Master of the First Vail, and, in 1873, was elected High 
Priest, which office he filled for thirteen consecutive years; was chosen 
Deputy Grand High Priest in October, 1877, and Grand High Priest in 
October, 1880 and 1881, where, during two years, he showed the same 
" freedom, fervency, and zeal " that has marked all his Masonic positions. 
March 27th, 1872, he was made a Royal and Select Master; in September 
following was elected Right Illustrious Master of Washington Council, No. 
4, and in September, 1874, was called to preside over the Council — a 
position he filled until 1878, when the separate Council organization was dis- 
pensed with in Iowa, and the Council merged into the Chapter. At the 
Grand Conclave of 1882, Sir Knight Dewey was appointed Grand Warder of 
the Grand Commandery; in 1884 he was elected Grand Captain-General; in 
1885 Deputy Grand Commander; and in 1886 he was advanced to the head 
of the lines; has been a constant attendant upon the Grand Lodge since 
1877. In 1892 he was elected Grand Senior Warden, and in 1897 was 
honored by a decisive majority vote on the first ballot as Grand Master; 
his legal training and judicial cast of mind have made his services valuable 
and in constant demand on the Jurisprudence Committee in the various 
Grand Masonic bodies, and he has honored these various appointments; 
m. May 20, 1873, at Washington, la., SARAH ANN ROUSSEAU, dau. 
of Dr. W. H. H. and Electa (Atwood), b. Nov. 5, 1848, at Washington, la. 

38o Dewey Genealogy 

Dr. Rousseau was a very eminent physician and own cousin to Gen. 

Rousseau; he was born Aug. i8, 1816, at Mills Spring, Ky. ; married April 
17, 1845, at Washington, la., Electa Atwood, who came from near Lacon, 
III., and died Oct, 5, 1853, at Washington, la. 


1084. Mable Cass, b. July 30, 1874; now, June, 1897, at Oberlin, O., con- 

servatory of music. 

1085. Charles Almon, b. Sept. 11, 1877; now at Oberlin College. 


CASTELLA ADORA DEWEY, dau. of Richard, b. May 28, 1850, at 
Solon, O. ; living at San Diego, Cal., in 1897; m. Oct. 25, 187 i, CLIFFORD 
HENRY HEWES, son of Horace and Eliza (Russell), b. July 21, 1851, at 
Newbury, O. ; was a carpenter at Solon, O. 


1. Blanche, b. July 21, 1872. 

2. Frank, b. Jan. 17, 1875; d. soon. 

3. Frank Wm., b. Sept. 3, 1876. 


CHARLES ARTHUR DEWEY, son of Ralph, b. Jan. i, 1850, at 
Brighton, la.; has been telegraph operator and railroad agent since 1867; 
located for many years at Memphis, Mo., where he now is; m. Sept. i, 1874, 
at Albia, la., MOLLIE GRIFFIN. 


1091. Grace May, b. July 13, 1875, at Albia, la. 

1092. Dora Belle, b. Jan. 6, 1877. 

1093. Ralph William, b. Aug. 26, 1878, at Arkoe, Mo. 

1094. Harry Arthur, b. Feb. 25, 1880, at Melrose, la. 

1095. Lucinda Griffin, b. Nov. 19, 1881, at Albia, la. 





Admiral georqe dewey is no. 3779. 




yOSIAH DEWEY, Deacon, Sergeant, son of Thomas the settler, bap- 
I tized Oct. lo, 1641, at Windsor, Conn.; d. Sept. 7, 1732, at Lebanon, 
(^ Conn.; (see cut of tombstone) located at Northampton, Mass., 
about 1660; learned the carpenter's trade; was granted a homelot, 
July 15, 1666; freeman same year; selectman in 1668 and before; a church 
member; had an account at Pynchon's store in Springfield, as per the fol- 
lowing entry found in the old cash book preserved in Springfield City 

Josiah Duee, Dr. 

To severalls Sep 12, 1664, 02—12—02 

To severalls Sep 21, (64.) 01 — 06—08 

To severalls Sep 26, 00 — 15 — 00 

id of powder 00 — 03 — 09 

To severalls in old Booke Oct. 14, 1663, 02 — 07 — 05 

Josiah Duee, Cr. 

1667 By I Barl. Porke 3I — los wanted, 15 meat & salt yt. is to be abated, . 03—05 — 00 

June, 1668. I Barl. flowre 321. To 36 abated is 285 gross, . . 01 — 17 — 00 

He was granted land at Westfield in February, 1668, to pay him for build- 
ing the minister's house and moved there two years later, locating at what 
is now the east end of Silver street. When Westfield Church was organized, 
August 27, 1679, each one of the seven foundation men gave in his religious 
experience; Josiah Dewey brought a letter from Northampton Church as 
introduction to the new one; was ordained the first deacon December 28, 
1692; his son Ebenezer is the first baptism recorded on the old church book 
under date, 6 month, 31 day, 1679, old style. 

The following is really the autobiography of Josiah Dewey up to this 
time and is entitled " The Relation of Sargt. Josiah Dewey." 

The Discovery of what God hath done for my soule to y" praise of his 
Grace I shall endeavor to lay down as follows: 

Being about 13 years old God was pleased to give me some discovery of 
my miserable state by nature y' I might look to him for grace the I did it 
veably & unsteadily. 

About my i6th year hearing Mr. Benton on that " If y" righteous scarcely 
be saved where shall y wicked and ungodly appear, " I began to be more 
affected with mine own State & to be struck with fear of death & wrath & 
being much perple.xt in myself fearing its approach & my unprepared 
state for it, I thought if sickness came upon me I would send for y'' Elders, 
& desire their prayers for me, hoping that y' prayers of y' faith might availe 
me much. 


384 Dewey Genealogy 

In my 17th year God visited me w"" sore sickness & long v/"'' did 
greatly exercise my thoughts. But yet I neglecting former resolutions of 
senaing for the Elders to pray for me & now y* counsels of parents, & 
christian friends to get an interest in Christ, took some hold upon me. But 
yet upon my recovery y' delights & valities of youth began to take much 
w'" me but could not follow them without gripes & galls of conscience & 
was by restraining grace, brought off thence stout yet 1 put off repentance 
promising to do it afterwards. 

But coming under Mr. Mather's Ministry at Northampton, I met w"" 
many close convictions, that forced me to private Duties, against w"'' Satan 
laid in many excuses as want of time & place, being a servant, yea I vas 
fnlly convinct y' that must be a great change wrougt in my heart, or else I 
was like to be a miserable creature. 

When I was entred into a married state I saw myself now under former 
ingagemnts of attending heart-searching & hearing Mr. Mather on the hearts 
hardness assert that there was no plague like unto that, I was affrighted 
thereat & soon after hearing Mr. Eliot (now of Gilford) on a lecture 
sermon was so awakend as to resolve no longer to delay but to fall to search 
my own heart. But I found it hard & difficult work to keep my mind to it 
& sometimes I found that my heart would slip from ye work almost as soon 
as I was at it. So that I coTild find little rest. But after awhile God dis- 
covered ye sin of Pride to me, wch I lest suspected & now in a bewilded 
condition 1 knew not what to do & advising with my Parents they directed 
me to Mr. Mather to whom at ye length I forced an attempt & making 
known to him how it was with I desired his help & direction, who told me I 
was under ye striving of God's Spirit & after much consell, & incouragm"' 
told me I must labour to so fachan evill in Sin & such a beauty in holiness, 
yt if there was no Hell to punish nor heaven to reward I must chuse ye way 
of Holiness; wch as I mused on, I thot I never shoute attain unto finding 
my heart so in love with sin, yet finding a thirsting desire after Righteous- 
ness I was incouraged by that Mat. 5 blessed are they yt hunger & thirst 
after righteousness for they shall be filled & as God was going on with me 
he discovered unto me Sin against Light, & cheifly against Gospel Love in 
God's Sending his Son to poor Sinners, wch was heart melting consideration 
Afterwards, as I was alone meditating it pleased God to let a glimpse of his 
Glory, & of ye Beauty & E.xcellencie of Jesus Christ & now my heart was 
much raised & revived hoping now I could choose ye wayes of Christ for ye 
beauty I Saw therein then going & giving Mr. Mather an account thereof, 
he incouraged me as being in ye way, c'i: bed me go a lone & strive to se 
yt all I had been to be nothing & I should finde my heart, either to sink 
under Discouragmt or to be stout, or to be careless but I could not bear ye 
thoughts hereof as to think I was so mistaken, but durst not reject this 
advice wherefore when I was alone I found my heart sin — under discour- 
agm"' when almost overborn — being thus wounded by this Physician I 
being desirous to try another; & therefore making my state known to Mr. 
Eliot, he after many cautious & serious Quotations gave me this advise, to 
wit, to labour to make deep work & to go deep, & for incouragm"' told me 
yt I should have ye comfort of it; & by way of direction herein, he advised 
me to live much in ye observing ye working of corruptions of mine own 
heart, ye wch indeavouring after I found through grace greatly beneficiall 
to ye subduing this heart of mine. Hereby I found a bent of heart 
to sin & continuall boylings, bubblings of corruptions in all my thoughts, 

Branch of Josiah. 385 

words, Duties, & performances, wch made me with shame of heart to 
loath myself & cry out, oh wretched man that 1 am, who shall delive • 
me from this body of death but ye following words somewhat relieved n e 
viz. thank be to God through Jesus Christ. Oh ye swarmes of 
yt came in upon me beseeging me on every side hereby & now J 'was 
ashamed of mine own righteousness, I was now carryed out with si :h an 
indignation against mine own heart, yt many times laying hold on my brest, 
me thot could I come at it I could even tare out of m)' Body, & cast it away 
& now I saw I vvas undone, without a saviour & hence ye price :)( Christ 
was raised in my Lord yet I had hope in yt Christ sd. he came *-j seek such 
as are a lost. But if I should have a Saviour oh what free G.ace & mercy 
did that appear, wherefore I resolved to wait upon him if it was to my 
dying day resolving if I perished I would perish in a way of dutie 
waiting at ye footstoole of mercy. But a little while after this hearing 
Mr. Mather upon John 6: 37 all yt ye father hath given me shall come 
unto me & whosoever comes unto me, I will in no wise cast off, resolved 
to come unto Christ with earnestness; wch was to believe him, I took 
as ye voice of Christ to me calling me to believe on him, yet I could 
find no ability to me a step towards him, & was sorely pincht at heart on 
this account. But hearing not long after Mr. Eliot on Ps. 119 uphold me 
by thy word; let not be ashamed of my hopes, show what good Hopes 
were, I was much revived, rejoycing in hope yt ye Lord had sown ye seeds 
of grace in my heart & was much lightened of ye load my heart had lain 
under & ye 4th day after hearing some private christians discoursing of free 
grace, & an E.xcellent way thereby of out doing Satan by granting all yt Satan 
could say of or sinfulness & vileness, & yet turning upon him ye conclusion 
thus & what if Christ will save me, Satan what is that to thee I was greatly 
raised thereat & going away into ye field & musing thereon, I felt a strong 
perswasion arise in me of ye Love of God in Christ through ye riches of 
Grace as made me cry out my Lord & my God, my Saviour & my 
Redeemer, passing on as it were in a heavenly Rapture & inflamed with 
these Considerations, on a sudden ye whole face of things seeing to be 
changed, & I hurd me thoughts as it were these words, a Pardon, a 
Pardon Christ hath purchased a Pardon. At wch I was astonisht as it 
were & to think of ye wonderfull Free Grace of God, yt ever a Pardon, 
& ye manifestation of it should ever be bestowed on such an unworthy 
sinner, as I was, & now my heart was as it were swallowed up with 
admiring & praising God yt for sometime, especially in private Duties 
I could & was strongly persuaded of mine own Salvation so that God with- 
drawing himself again let me se my own weakness; so that I could not think 
of ye Psalmist saying thus I said in my Prosperity 1 shall never be moved, 
but thou hidest thy face & I was troubled. Now ye shewed me ye continual! 
need I was in of a momentary supply of his Grace. But now I made some- 
what hereof to Mr. Mather, he told me that God had told me that God had 
carryed me through dangerous ways, & set me on ye top of ye Hill & yt my 
worke was to watch against temptations — & study ye p^omises wherein I 
found — ing & cheifly in that Mat 11: 28, 29 come unto me &c. ; & in that 
Hos. 14: 4 I will heale their back sliding & I will love them free for mine is 
turned away from him & now I began to long after Communion with God 
in his Ordinances yet having some fear I forbore about halfe a yeare & it 
pleased God to aflict me that I kept my bed mostly a day or two, wch 
brought me to consider what God might aim at by it, iS: fearing lest it might 

386 Dewey Genealogy. 

be of communion with God & his People I earnest sought God in 

_ e matter desiring that he would be pleased to discover it to me by raising 
I. e up again; it it pleased God so to answer me, as that within an hour 
or <:wo I was able to go about my business. 

."n that now I was hereby so convinced of Duty that I durst no longer 
delay wherefore I went to ye Elders, & made known my desires to joyn to 
ye Chch & being joyned I may truly say I have seen God here & there in 
his Ordii'ances & in his Providences, in his Mercies & in Afflictions. But 
have gre t cause with shame to bewaile it, that I have made such poor 
returns for <;uch benefits yt I have done so little for him that hath done so 
much for me. 

The following extracts are taken from deeds in the possession of Miss 
Amelia J. Fuller, of Columbia, Conn. ; and have taken several prizes as the 
oldest documents exhibited at State Fairs: 

On 24 Feb 1669 Praisever Turner of Northampton and wife Elizabeth, 
sold to Josiah Duey of same town, a house and land in Northampton bounded 
northerly by the common highway, westerly by land of said P. Turner, 
southerly by the Mill river easterly by the land of Timothy Baker about 3 
acres with house, orchard, fence etc. 


Medad Pinnery 

John Taylar 

Acknowledged 29 Mch 1670 

On 24 Mch 16^ Joseph Jeanes of Northampton sold to Josiah Dewey of 
Westfield parcel of meadow land bounded on " the highwaies " northerly 
and southerly the sides lying against the lands of the successors of Richard 
Lyman westerly and Samuel Laughton easterly. 3 acres. 


William Jeanes 

Abel Jeanes 

On Dec 3 1680 Nathaniel Winchel of Winsor and wife Sarah to Josiah 

Dewey of Westfield several parcels of land in Westfield all priviledges 

etc. two parcels lyeth in Westfield meadow east side of the Little River being 
that alotment which was granted and laidout to Samuel Marshfield now 
deceased and all that alotment with all outlands belonging to it e-xcept one 
parcel in the Neck which said N. Winchel has sold to Jedediah Dewey, the 
two parcels in the meadow are bounded: one of 20 acres lying near the little 
river bounded by Mr. Taylor's land easterly and John Bisel westerly, run- 
ning from the great river to the great hill; 

Another parcel by the little river is bounded by the land of Josiah Dewey 
northerly and easterly. 


John Strong 

Elizebath Strong 

The following extracts from the town records of Westfield go to shew 
the influential part he at once took in the affairs of the new town: 

" At a town meeting held Feb. 8, 1667-8 Granted to Josiah Dewev, by 
the town, that land that was reserved for a highway by Goodman Gunn's 

Branch of Josiah. 387 

lot in the plain and such other land as may be between this lot and the river 
or Samuel Taylor's land. Goodman Gunn having just measured the length 
and breadth; on condition that the said Josiah Dewey doth express it as 
satisfaction for what he exprest from the town on account of building the 
minister's house; and that he make and maintain a gate into that field, pro- 
vided he come and settled in the town again." 

In Dec. 1669, the smith, Samuel Taylor, and Josiah Dewey were granted 
thirty acres and homelots and the remainder of what was laid out for Ser- 
jeant Stebbins, the twenty acres Joseph Leeds had forfeited and " liberty to 
take by the west in Newfoundland," (near Crane's Upper Mill) or elsewhere. 

The following is interesting as showing the economic condition at this 
period: The price of corn was fixed at 15 pence, and wheat at 3 shillings 
6 pence a bushel. Coin was scarce at this period, although Massachusetts 
had started a mint in 1652 to coin pine tree shillings, so beaver, wampum 
and produce passed as currency. Wampum consisted of beads made frona 
the coils of seashells and sewed to deerskin in the form of belts. A " fadom " 
of wampum was equal to 60 pence, but the value was liable to vary; furs 
were second in value, only, to the precious metals. Beaver at 6 shillings a 
pound was considered a fair exchange for English goods at 30 per cent, 
profit, with freight added; and accounts were balanced in beaver. In 1662 
the colonies ceased to receive wampum as lawful money, but it was in cir- 
culation as long as the Indian lasted. 

Fences were to be made up by March, 1676, and if any neglected to 
come out and work they were to be fined five shillings; if swine were 
impounded the owners were to pay twelve pence; in December, 1676, the 
minister, Mr. Taylor, was allowed 60 pounds for his labors for the year, the 
rate to be obtained from land. 

During King Philip's war Josiah Dewey was sergeant of the guard at 
Westfisid, and the following is one of the orders to which his name was 

" Thes as to Ceartiefie whom itt may Concearn that we whose names are 
hear under written doe give Leve unto thes tow Solgers George Maninge 
and William Rodgers to goe to Boston Alsoe from thens to Retturn unto 
us againe Iff the governor and Counsell hinder not as witness or hands 

Aaron Poole (Cook) ) 
Samuel Loomes l 

Josiah Dewey ) 

Comitey of Malicia. 
Westfield, August 4th 1676." 

He was one of the signers to the remonstrance to the order for the aban- 
donment of the settlement at Westfield, April 28, 1676. He was also one of 
those that agreed to fence the Northeast Field at Westfield and carry on the 
improvement in general; was juror at the adjourned court at Northampton 
in the same month; the next August his town voted " That Josiah Dewey 

388 Dewey Genealogy. 

be a committee to confer with the rest of the house in this county about our 
bounds;" in November, 1678, it was voted "that Serjant Dewey, Samuel 
Root, Ebenezer Weller, and David Ashley are chosen to apprise the land of 
the town; to be paid for their time and what they spend about it; " in 
January next was one of three " to determine where we shall sit in the meet- 
ing house; " was sealer in 1679, " the town having voted to give Mr. Taylor 
(the minister) every one a day's work, they have chosen David Ashley and 
Josiah Dewey to call men to that work as they shall see fit; " was appointed 
with John Sackett, Sr., and David Ashley to lay out and record all high- 
ways necessary, February 4, 1690; was selectman of Westfield in 1672, '77, 
'79, '80, '89, and '94. At the court held in September, 1677, he was 
"allowed of to be sealer of weights and measures for y* town of Westfield; " 
was on the coroner's jury in September, 1684, which met to determine the 
cause of death ot Eleazer Weller, who suicided at Westfield. 

The following Westfield men took the freeman's oath September 28, 1680: 
Thomas Dewey, Jedediah Dewey, John Hanchet, Joseph Pomeroy, Nathn. 
Weller, Samuel Root, and David Ashley, Mr. Daniel Denton of Springfield, 
also. In March, 1681, Josiah Dewey complained of Griffeth Joanes, of 
Springfield, for slander and defamation. 

At the adjourned Court held in Northampton March 29, 1676, Josiah 
Dewey was a juryman. John Gun was presented for contempt of authority 
and reviling speeches and warned to appear at the next Court. John Lee 
was to be " whipt on the naked body with 15 strynes " for resisting a 

Josiah Dewey was one of the proprietors of Lebanon, Conn., and there 
in 1695, assisted the first four proprietors, IsLison, Stanton, Brewster, and 
Burchard, to distribute the homelots and divide the common land. He sold 
his land at Westfield, April 6, 1696, to Samuel Loomis. 

The following, from " Early Lebanon," published in 1S80 by Messrs. 
Hine and Morgan, gives the events which preceded the settlement of the 

" Lebanon, and the counties of Tolland and Windham, Conn., were 
claimed by the Indian chief UNCAS, who, appreciating the bravery of the 
settlers under Capt. John Mason at the destruction of Mystic fort in 1637, 
and in order to make friends with them, decided, and did cede to certain 
ones of them lands. 

" Norwich, prior to 1666, had purchased lands, up to the line which 
divides Franklin and Lebanon. 

" In 1663-65, the General Assembly granted to Capt. John Mason, for 
meritorious services, five hundred acres of land; he selected land in the 
southwestern part of the town of, now Goshen. 

" In 1666, the General Assembly granted to Rev. James Fitch one hun- 
dred and twenty acres, adjoining the lands of Capt. John Mason. Subse- 

Branch of Josiah. 389 

quently, Owenece, son and successor of Uncas, gave to the Rev. James Fitch 
a tract of land five miles long by one mile wide, next to the above tracts of 
Fitch and Mason and along the Franklin line. Known as ' Fitche's or 
Mason and Fitche's mile.' " 

" Owenece, by deed of Sept. 6, 1692, conveyed to Samuel Mason, and 
John Stanton of Stonington, and Benjamin Brewster and John Burchard of 
Norwich, Conn., a tract, called the ' Five Mile Purchase,' adjoining and 
northwest of the ' Fitch and Mason mile.' This sale was confirmed to fifty- 
one grantees, from Mason, Stanton, Brewster and Burchard, by the General 
Assembly, on Jan. 4, 1700. Among those fifty-one grantees are the names 
of Josiah Dewey, Senr., John Dewey, Nathaniel Dewey, and Josiah 
Dewey, Jr. 

" Adjoining this ' Five Mile Purchase, 'on the north and northwest, was 
the ' William Clark & Josiah Dewey, Sr." purchase, made by William Clark 
of Saybrook, Conn., an 1 Josiah Dewey, Sr., of Northampton, Mass., in 
1700, of Owenece and Abimelech, Indian chiefs, and descendants of Uncas. 
This purchase embraced the northern portion of the town of Lebanon, as it 
now is, and a part, and perhaps the whole of Columbia. 

" The actuail settlement of this plantation of Lebanon began in 1695 and 
its increase appears to have been rapid. The Clarks, the Deweys, the 
Trumbulls, Tuppers and the Strongs were among the first settlers. 

" The inhabitants held a meeting in 1698, and the earliest record of the 
settlement of Lebanon was then made. Lebanon was organized as a town 
in 1700, under permission of the General Court of 1699, and was to have a 
church and ' orthodoxe minister.' " 

The following, taken from the first book of Lebanon town records, shows 
the bounds of the town as purchased: 
" Lebanon, January 3d, 1^^^. 

At att a Town meeting The worshipful Capt. Samuell Mason 
Haveing Delivered to the town a Coppie of the original 
Deed of the five Miles square of Land purchased by him- 
Selfe and other Gentlemen, of oeneco, and together therewith 
A confirmation of all the Lands Contained within the said 
five miles as theirin expressed as also a Confirmation of the 
Ten lotts Granted to be att the Dispose of Deacon Josiah 
Dewey & John Woodward, and all other particular 
grants made by the said Proprietors The Town do a- 
llow and axcept of what hath bin done by the said Capt. Mason 
and others the proprietors Respecting the settlement of this 
place hetherto. This pased by the uenanimous vote of y" town 
At the same time thay voted and Granted that Deacon 
Josiah Dewey shall have halfe a lott in Consideration of what 
charg and trouble he hath, ben at in settling of the place 
At the same time it was agreed and voated by the towne 
That the bounds of the said town shall bee as foUoweth, to begin 
.\t Capt John Masons Norwest Corner tree and from thence to 

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Run a west Line five Miles and from thence a south southwest 
line to make a parallel line with Norwich south line & from 
Thence to Norwich south west corner and from thence bounded 
by Norwich to the first station these being the bounds agreed 
to by the Inhabitants with the Consent of the proprietors 
Wee Doe Desire the General Courts aprobation and Confier- 
mation of the same — voated. 

At a Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Town of Lebanon 
and With the purchisors of said township in June 1698 
Deacon Josiah Dewey o: Mr. John ^Voodward ware opoynted 
for to Lay out lots in the said town 

Samuel Mason 
Benjamin Brewston 
John Birchard 
It Was ordered and apointed at the same meeting that 
Deacon Josiah Dewey, John Woodward, William Clarke, Edward 
Colver and Jedediah Strong shall be surveyors or aney 
Three of them to Lay out the first Division." 

The list of homelots from south to north as laid out on the east side the 
highway is as follows: Thomas Hutchinson, Jed. Strong, Stephen Lee, 
Caleb Chappeli, V/illiam Clark, John Woodward, Jr., John Dewey, Micah 
Mudge, Dea. Josiah Dewey, Nathaniel Dewey, John Woodward, Sr., Richard 
Limon, Samuel Hutchinson, John Hutchinson, Joseph Thomas, John 
Webster, Joseph Pumery, Josiah Dewey, Jr., John Gilet, Lieut. Exesize 
Connant, Thomas Root, and Joseph Marsh, Nov. i, 1695; all had signed 
in Dec, 1697, e.xcept Thomas Root, whose lot went to John Woodward. 

In 1700, William Clark and Deacon Josiah Dewey, Sr., bought of Oweneco, 
Abimelech and others a large tract of land north of Lebanon and the " 5 
mile purchase," and adjoining it, which they desired and proposed to anne.\ 
to the Lebanon plantation. This was objected to by Lebanon settlers, from 
a fear that the Clark and Dewey settlers, uniting with some of the more 
northerly settlers of their own, would soon be clamorous for a removal of 
the meeting house nearer to them. 

To allay this fear, Clark and Dewey agreed to lay out a street for a 
village, and for a meeting-house thereon, stating that their purchase was 
large enough for a society by itself, and that the agreement about the 
location of the town street and meeting-house should never be violated or 
disturbed. These terms and conditions were satisfactory: The new tract 
was annexed to Lebanon, the new street laid out, and a location fixed for 
a meeting-house upon it; and the place has ever been known as " the village." 
But this was only the beginning of trouble for the " meeting house on the 
old location," and after much trouble and litigation it was finally settled by 
the Supreme Court in 1806, by permitting it to remain in the old place. 

.\lthough the plantation of Lebanon was not invested with " Town 
Privileges," until October, 1700, and could not therefore choose and invest 

Branch of Josiah. 391 

with legal authority, any town officers, yet, as a matter of necessity and in 
accordance with the custom of the time in other unorganized settlements, 
they did, in form, choose selectmen or "' townsmen " as they were called, 
and some other officers. Thus in 1698, May 31, they elected as " towns- 
men " Deacon Josiah Dewey, John Woodward, Sr., and William Clark. 
1699, March 15, the same three men were continued to December and Wm. 
Holton and John Mason were added. In December, the same year, Deacon 
Josiah Dewey, John Baldwin, Wm. Holton, Joseph Bradford, and William 
Clark were chosen as " townsmen." 

The Connecticut Assembly, confirmed the agreement of the inhabitants 
of Windham and Lebanon, for a dividing line, commencing near the mouth 
of Hoop river, and then to run a straight line to a white oak tree, which is 
the northeast corner bounds of a tract of land bought by Deacon (Josiah) 
Dewie, and Mr. William Clerke of Lebanon of Mr. Buckingham and Lieut. 
Clerk of Saybrook, the tree marked with L D. and W. C, Sept. 23, 1701; 
and the deeds for lands to the Rev. Mr. Thomas Buckingham, Capt. John 
Clerk of Saybrook, and others, that were partly on and adjoining land sold 
by Reverend Mr. Thomas Buckingham and Captain John Clerk of Saybrook, 
to Deacon Josiah Dewie and William Clerk, both of Lebanon. The said land 
adjoins the towns of Windham and Lebanon, in Oct., 1704. 

The Court confirmed the " Five Mile Purchase " to Samuel Mason, John 
Burchard, Benjamin Bruster, John Stanton, Richard Lyman, Sr., JOSIAH 
THANIEL DEWEY, and others to the number of 51, in May, 1705. (See 
Colonial Records of Conn.) 

After this the Deweys sold their original lots and moved to the northern 
part of the town. 

The First Church at Lebanon was organized in 1700, and on the 12th of 
November, 1700, Josiah Dewey, Sr., received his "dismission " from West- 
field Church to the one at Lebanon, where he afterwards acted as Deacon; 
the second society was organized in 1716 and was known as Lebanon North 
Parish or Lebanon Crank until the town of Columbia was set o5f in 1804. 
^^ Josiah Dewey married Nov. 6, 1662, at Northampton, Mass., HEPZIBAH ' 
LYMAN, dau. of Richard the settler and Hepzibah (Ford, sister of Joanna, 

who m. Elder John Strong), all of Northampton; b. , 1644, at Windsor, 

Conn.; d. June 4, 1732, in her 89th year at Lebanon, Conn.; joined West- 
field Church Jan. i, 1680, and dismissed with her husband to Lebanon in 
November, 1700. (See in the Life of Admiral George Dewey, her line of 
descent from King Alfred the Great, of England.) 

THIRD GENERATION — Born at Northampton, Mass. 
1201. Hepzibah, b. Oct. 9, 1663. 

Mary, b. Oct. 16, 1665; d. Jan. 11, 1666. 

392 Dewey Genealogy. 

1203. Josiah, b. Dec. 24, 1666; in. 

1204. John, b. Feb. 9, 1669; m. 

Born at Westfield, Mass. 

1205. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 20, 1673; m. 

1206. Nathaniel, b. Feb. 20, 1673; m. 

Joseph, b. Aug. ii, 1674; d. June — , 1675. 

1208. Ehzabeth, b. July 10, 1677. 

Joseph, b. April 9, 1682; d. July 9, 1682. 

1210. Experience, b. April 9, 1682; m. 

Benjamin, b. July 8; d. 13, 1685. 


JOSIAH DEWEY, 2d, son of Josiah, b. Dec. 24, 1666, at Northampton, 
Mass. ; d. about 1750, at Lebanon, Conn. Was a farmer at Westfield, Mass , 
until his removal to Lebanon, Conn., about 1696, as one of the first settlers; 
there elected first constable in 1700, and 1707; also owned mills at Lebanon. 
About 1750, Josiah, Joseph and John Dewey, John Webster and wife Mary, 
Abel Buel and wife Mehitable, all of Lebanon, for ^10, deeded to Wni. 
Dewey, land in the Ram Pasture called the 5 Mile Property; Wm. Dewey 
sold to Caleb Pierce Oct. 21, 1752, for ^^50. 

The following copies of ancient records will be of interest in this 

On 14 July 1696 Joseph Boddman and his uife Naoniie sold to Josiah 
Dewey Jr of Hatfield and Northampton for 10 shillings in money and one 
horse already reed, land at Westfield in townplot butting against the high- 
way northerly and against the meadow fence southerly, Josiah Dewey 
westerly of Jonathan Alverd easterly 50 x 8 rods 


Mahitable Aliis acknowledged the 

Saml Partrigg. next day. 

On 17 Feb. 17^^ Josiah Dewey the second of Lebanon deedsto his son 
Josiah Dewey Jr. as part of his portion, two parcels of land in Lebanon 
called Villiage Land & half my right in the sawmill that I have in partnership 
with Mr. Benjamin Woodward in Lebanon. One parcel is part of my 78 
ac which I had of my honored father Dewey lying by the sawmill & it is to 
be understood all that part of the said 87 ac that is on the southerly side of 
the brook & according to the bounds given by my father Dewey, both 
meadow and upland. Reserving to myself for my own improvement 8 ac & 
also one parcel more of my common right where stl. Josiah Dewey Jr.'s 
house stands 3 acres & 128 rods <i bounded begin at a rock about 6 rods 
from the saw mill then run northerly by the highway to John Spragues land 
then southerly 35 rods by sd. Sprague from thence westerly 26 rods to a 
stake thence 12 rods northwesterly to beginning. 


Garshom Hinckley Recorded 11 May 1720, 

Gershom Clarke Book 3, page 268. 

Branch of Josiah. 393 

On 30 May 1719 Wm Clarke of Lebanon for a parcel of land from Josiah 
Dewey the second & 50 acres secured by Nathaniel Dewey, sold to Josiah 
Dewey the second several parcels in Lebanon called Villiage Land. One 
parcel of 90 ac lying on th2 northwesterly side of ten-mile brook, begins at 
Ebenezer Richardson's easterly so run by Ebenezer Richardson to his 
northerly corner, then northeasterly to Lieut. Marsh's southerly corner, then 
easterly by Marsh's to the highway 200 rods, then turn southeasterly 80 rods 
by the highway to a white oak & stones then turning to Josiah Dewey's 
northerly corner near south west, then by sd. Dewey to beginning another 
parcel of 50 acres adj. plow plain lots both sides of sd. brook 


Jonathan Metcalf Recorded in 

Hannah Carrier Book 3 p. 348 

These lands include the farm of Abraham Dewey (No. 1245) the elder & 
50 ac of Solomon Dewey (No. 1244) farm next to Fuller's & Chestnut hill 
lots — this 50 ac Josiah deeded to his son Solomon in 1748-9 

On 10 Nov 1724 Benjamin Woodworth of Lebanon for ^10 of Josiah 
Dewey the second (both yeomen) sold his right in sawmill, dam, pound etc 
at ten mile river. 


Ralph Thacher, 

Lydia Woodworth. 

On 8 Feb 1724 Josiah Dewey the second of Lebanon to son Josiah Dewey 
Jr as part of his portion, land in Villiage Land. 

On 18 Aug 1727 Nathaniel Dewey quit claim deed to his bro. Josiah 
Dewey, a parcel of land at Janeses hill on the road to Windham begin at 
Noah Janeses 7 acres. 

Witness Nathnel Dewey 

Alexander Pattison 

John Woodward Recorded 11 Mch 1730 

Book 4 p. 263 

On 17 Jan 1728-9 Josiah Dewey second yeoman to son John Dewey 3d 
for good security for the well maintaining me & my wife during our 
natural lives. 2 parcels in Lebanon, one of which is my homelot on 
which I now live with land adjoining bounded northeastwardly on the main 
street of Lebanon, northwestwardly on the lot of Dr Ebenezer Gray & on 
the southwest by a highway on south-east by land of John Gillett abt 40 
acres; the other parcel 18 ac at Timber Hill to the rear of Ebenezer 

Hunt's farm. 


John Calkin Recorded 

John Woodward Lib. 8 fol 158-9 

On I Apr 1730 Gershom Clark & Jedediah Strong of Lebanon together 
with Capt Joseph Trumble & Mr. Samll Huntington a committee to lay out 

394 Dewev Genealogy. 

the common or undivided land in the five mile square of land in Lebanon in 
two divisions for draughts 

Laid out to Josiah Dewey second on the rear of his home lot 7 ac. 
Signed Joseph Marsh O Seal. 

Benjamin ffuUer Gershom Clarke O " 

Jonathan Trumble Jedediah Strong O " 

Josiah Dewey O " 
Recorded 25 Sep 1730 
Lib 4 p 308 

JOSIAH DEWEY, 2d, m. Jan. 15, 1691, MEHITABLE MILLER, of 
Westfield, Mass., b. July 10, 1666, at Northampton, Mass.. dau. of William 
and Patience Miller. 


12 1 1. William, b. Jan. — , 1692; m. 

1212. Josiah, 3d, b. March i, 1697, at Westfield; m. 

1213. Joseph, b. Dec. 24, 1697, at Northampton; m. 

Born at Lebanon, Conn. 

1214. John, b. Dec. 4, 1700; m. 

1215. Mary, b. Oct. 24, 1704; m. . 

1216. Mehitable, b. June 29, 1708; m. 

JOHN DEWEY, son of Josiah, b. Feb. 9, 1669, at Northampton, Mass.; 
was a farmer at Lebanon, Conn.; m. April 5, 1705, MARY THOMAS, dau. 
of Rowland and Sarah (dau. of Samuel Chapin), of Springfield, Mass., b. 
Jan. 9, 1669. 

FOURTH GENERATION — Born at Lebanon. 

1217. Judah, b. April 15, 1706. 

1218. Mindwell, b. May 18, 1707. 

1219. Jonathan, b. March 6, 1710; m. 

1220. Experience, b. Sept. 25, 1713; m. Feb. 18, 1736, Matthew Rice, and 

had Experience, b. Dec. 5, 1736. 

1221. David, b. April 25, 1716; m. 

1222. Moses, b. Nov. 10, 1718; m. 

^^ 1305. 

EBENEZER DEWEY, son of Josiah, b. Feb. 20, 1673, at Westfield, 
Mass. ; d. at Lebanon, Conn., as per tombstone: " HERE LIES Y- BODY 

Branch of Josiah. 395 

A. D. 1711, I IN Y« 38'" YEAR OF HIS AGE." He was a farmer and con- 
stable in 1710; there m. Nov. 8, 1709, ELIZABETH WRIGHT, dau. of 
Abel and Martha (dau. of Samuel Kitcherel, of Hartford, Conn.), b. Aug. 
22, 1687, at Springfield, Mass.; she m. 2d , Benjamin Skinner. 

FOURTH GENERATION — Born at Lebanon. 

1223. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 10, 1710; m. 

1224. ■ Ebenezer, 2d, b. Jan. 24, 1712; m. 

, ! 1306. 

NATHANIEL DEWEY, twin son of Josiah, b. Feb. 20, 1673, at West- 
field, Mass. Was a farmer at Lebanon, Conn.; constable in 1717; m. Jan. 
24, 1700, MARGARET BURROUGHS, dau. of John and Mary (Culver), 
b. Oct. 5, 1677, at New London, Conn. 

FOURTH GENERATION — Born at Lebanon. 
1225.' Nathaniel, 2d, b. Dec. 12, 1700; m. 

1226; Margaret, b. May 5, 1702; m. Jan. iS, 1722, at Hebron, Conn., 

• Cornelius Phelps, son of Timothy and Martha (Crow), b. March 5, 
1698, at Windsor, Conn. 
1227; Samuel, b. July 5, 1704; m. 

1228. Noah, b. May 13, 1706; m. 

1229. Sarah, b. Aug. 2, 1709; m. 

1230. Thomas, b. Jan. 20, 1713; m. 

1231. Hepzibah. b. Dec. 28. 1715; m. 

1232. Tamar, b. Oct. 20, 1717; d. March 22, 1741; m, Nov. 8. 1739, 

at Lebanon, Ebenezer Wright; they had a son, b. and d. in 1741. 


EXPERIENCE DEWEY, dau. of Josiah, b. April 9, 1682, at Westfield, 
Mass.; m. Jan. 3, 1700, at Lebanon, Conn., JOHN GILLIT, prob. son of 
Joseph and Elizabeth (Hawks), and b. June 10, 1671, at Windsor, Conn. 


1. Experience, b. Aug. 18, 1701. 

2. John, b. Oct. 7, 1702; d. April — , 1775; ni. Dec. i, 1726, Abi- 

gail Lee. 
3. Gershom, b. June 26, 171 

396 Dewey Genealogy. 


WILLIAM DEWEY, son of Josiah, b. Jan. — , 1692, at Northampton, 
Mass.; d. Nov. 10, 1759, at Lebanon, Conn., of small-po.x caught at Albany; 
m. July 2, 1713, MERCY BAILEY. 

FIFTH GENERATION — Born at Leb.^non. 

1233. Mercy, b. April i, 1714; m. 

William, b. March i, 1716; d. .Sept. 5, 1717. 

William, b. May i, 171S; d. May 23, 1718. 

1234. Simeon, b. May i, 17:8; m. y 

1235. Jerusha, b. Dec. 6, 1720; m. Dec. 12, 1740, Paul Phelps, who died 

April 13, 1752, she died March 17, 1752. 

1236. Hannah, b. May 14, 1723; m. 

1237. Zerviah, b. Jan. 28, 1726; m. Solomon Williams. 

1238. Elijah, b. June 26, 1728; m. 

1239. Ann, b. Jan. 21, 1730; m. Nov. 7, 1754, Ebenezer Cheever. 


JOSIAH DEWEY, 3d, son of Josiah, 2d, b. March i, 1697, at Westfield, 
Mass.; d. Oct. 30, 1771, aged 74, at Lebanon, Conn.; was a farmer at Leba- 
non, Conn., and a deacon; his tombstone in Colurnbia cemetery reads: 
" To the memory 01 | the well-belowed Mr. | Josiah Dewey who I finished a 
virtuous & I an exemplary life | Octo. 30th, 17 71, in | the 77 Year of his | 
Age." M. Dec. 4, 1718, SARAH HUTCHINSON, dau. of Samuel and 

Sarah , b. June 6, 1696, at Lebanon, Conn.; d. Sept. 9, 1776, aged 80, 

at Lebanon, Conn. ; her stone reads: " To the memory of | Mrs. Sarah the 
virtu- I ous and beloved Con- | sort, of Mr. Josiah | Dewey who finished | 
a life of exemplary | Piety the 9th day of | Sept. 1776, in the 82th | Year 
of her Age." 

FIFTH GENERATION— Born at Lebanon 

■ Josiah, 

1243. . Sarah, b. Sept. 24, 1721; d. June, 1788; m. .\pril i, 1743, A\'illiam 
Negus, and had: Sarah, b. March 24, 1744; -Anne, b. May 2, 1750; 
Phebe, b. March 13, 1752; Jemima, b. Sept. iS, 1755; all born at 
Lebanon, Conn. 

1244. Solomon, b. April 29, 1724; m. 

1245. Abraham, b. Feb. i, 1727; m. 

1246. Keziah, b. Feb. 16, 1730; m. David Ellis, of Vernon, Conn.; she m. 

2d, , N. Bolton. 

Branch of Josiah. 397 

[247. 'Martha, b. April 19, 1733; d. Feb. 26, 1788, ag. 54, at Lebanon; 
there m. March — , 1752, James Chapman, of Lebanon, Conn. (A 
James Chipman, son of James and Mary, was b. Aug. 10 or 16, 1719, 

at Lebanon, Conn); they had, born at Lebanon: Martha, b. , 

1753; James, b. June 20, 1755; Sarah, b. Sept. 19, 1762. 

''^,/> 1313. 

JOSEPH DEWEY, son of Josiah, 2d, b. Dec. 24, 1697, at Northampton, 
Mass. ; was a farmer at Lebanon, Conn. ; m. Oct. 31, 1726, ABIGAIL HILL. 

FIFTH GENERATION — Born at Lebanon. 

1251. Josiah, b. May 24, 1727 or '37; m. 

: 1252. Joseph, b. , 1729; m. Feb. 20, 1752, at Colchester, Conn., 

'Esther Dodge. 
i253.'Mehitable, b. Aug. — , 1732. 
1254. , Mary, b. Aug. 30, 1732. 

1255. jElizur, b. , 1733, probably m. Oct. 11, 1774, at Colchester, 

Conn., Rhoda Daniels. 

1256. Abigail, b. , 1735. 

1257.. Deborah, b. May 6, 1739; m. , John Phelps, son of John and 

Anna (Horsford), b. Sept. 27, 1730, at Hebron, Conn.; a Revolu- 
tionary soldier; moved to Mass. about 1804, then to Smithfield, 
Bradford Co., Pa., where he died. (See History of Ancient Wind- 
sor.) John Phelps, Sr., was brother to Timothy, whose son m. 
Margaret Dewey (No. 1226), of Hebron. 

1258. 'Isaiah, b. Oct. 18, 1746. 


JOHN DEWEY, son of Josiah, 2d, b. Dec. 4, 1700, at Lebanon, Conn.; 
d. Sept. 4, 1773, ag. 72 ; was a farmer at Lebanon, Conn. ; constable in 1741 ; 
in 1753 he sold the lot where his father had dwelt to Jonathan Lyman, Jr.. of 
Lebanon; m. Nov. 30, 1726, his second cousin ^EXPERIENCE WOOD- 
WARD, dau. of John and E.xperience (Baldwin), b. Aug. 10, 1704, at 
Lebanon; there d. , 1801, ag. 96. 

FIFTH GENERATION — Born at Lebanon. 

1261. Anna, b. Oct. 23, 1727; m. 

1262. Daniel,— b. June 19, 1731; m. 

1263. Josiah, b. Sept. 9, 1734; d. Nov. 21, 1734. 

1264. John, 2d, b. Dec. 12, 1735; m. 

1265. Mary, b. Jan. 18, 1739; m. 

398 Dewey Genealogy. 

1266. Experience, b. Jan. 26, 1740; m. April 9, 1767, Oliver Griswold, of 


1267. Israel, b. Nov. 29, 1742; d. May 12, 1806; m. Jan. 15, 1767, 

Jerusha Bailey, who d. May 19, 1806, in 67th year, at Lebanon. 

1268. Joshua, b. Dec. 29, 1743; m. 


MARY DEWEY, dau. of Josiah, 2d, b. Oct. 24, 1704, at Lebanon, Conn. ; 
m. Aug. 20, 1724, or June 6, 1725, at Lebanon, Conn., JOHN WEBSTER, 
son of Capt. John and Elizabeth, b. July 10, 1702, at Lebanon, Conn.; there 
d. Nov. 3, 1735, by town records, but tombstone reads: " Here Lies 
interred the Body of | Capt. JOHN WEBSTER Senr | who was the Loveing 
Consort of | Mrs. ElizABETH WEBSTER | Deceased — his first wife and 
Mrs. I GRACE WEBSTER his 2nd who | serviveed him he Died Novemr | 
The 2 1736 aged 63 years. | MEMENTO MORL" 

FIFTH GENERATION — Born .\t Lebanon. 

f. John, b. Nov. 29, 1727; d. May 10, 1753. 

'^2. Elijah, b. Feb. 19, 1731. 

""^ 3. .Grace, b. April 29, 1733. 

^ 4. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 15, 1735. 

\ 5. Abel, b. Nov. 23, 1737. 

6. A child, b. and d. Jan. 15, 1744. 


MEHITABLE DEWEY, dau. of Josiah, 2d, b. June 29, 1708, at Leba- 
non, Conn.; there d. July 31, 1796, ag. 85; her tombstone reads; "In 
memory of Mrs. | Mahetabel Buell | Consort of Mr. Abel | Buell who alter 
a li- I fe well spent in mora- | 1 and religious duties | in full hope of being | 
made happy went to | rest July 31st A. D. 1796 | in the 86th year of | her 
age." M. April 9, 1734, at Lebanon, Conn., ABEL BUEL, son of Wm. and 
Elizabeth (Collins), b. June 5, 1714, at Lebanon; there d. Jan. 28, 1798, ag. 
84. (Wm. Buel, one of the fathers of the town, d. April 7, 1763, ag. 86.) 

FIFTH GENERATION — Born .vr I.eb.^non. 

I. Mehitable, b. May 8, 1735. 

2.. Ann, b. Aug. 17, 1738; d. , 1789; m. , 1777, Noah 

Grant, of Coventry, Conn., a minuteman in April, 1775; marohed 
to Boston, and soon became a captain and served thro' the war; he 
moved, about 1790, to Westmoreland Co., Pa., where he m. 2d, 
March 3, 1792, Rachel Kelly, and had 7 children. 

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3. Mary, b. Sept. 28, 1741; m. Joshua Dewey (No. 1268). 

^4. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 6, 1743. 

iy$. Eunice, b. Aug. 16, 1745. 

.', 6. Abel, b. April 11. 1740. (?) 


A •'' 
JONATHAN DEWEY, son of John, b. March 6, 17 10, at Lebanon, 
Conn.; there d. Dec. 23, 1759, ag. 49; was a farmer by occupation; m. Nov. 

FIFTH GENERATION — Born at Lebanon. 
1271. Aaron, b. Aug. 25, 1734; m. . ^ ,1 

1272.' Hepzibah, b. Aug. 20, 1736; m. Nov. 17, 1763, at Hebron, Ichabod 
Buel. ~ 

1273. Jonathan, b. Nov. 20, 1738. 

1274. Huldah, b. April 13, 1740. 

1275. Rachel, b. Jan. 15, 1743- 

1276. Elizur, . -b. June 26, 1745; m. May 16, 1771, at Northampton, Mass., 

Betty Porter, dau. of Thomas. 
1277.' Prudence, b. Sept. 22, 1751. 


DAVID DEWEY, son of John, b. April 25, 1716, at Lebanon, Conn.; 
d. Dec. 22, 1760, of small-po.K at Suffield. Conn., says a red sandstone slab 
which stands about thirty rods from the highway at West Suffield on land of 
Dudley Webster; was a mason, and enlisted July 18, 1740, " for the expe- 
dition against the,^fritories of the Catholic king in the West Indies under 
Capt. Stephen Richard." He and wife joined Suffield Church July 5, 1741, 

dismissed to Lebanon, Feb. 19, 1744, but soon returned to Suffield; m. , 

'1740, HANNAH HALL, dau. of Nathaniel , b. Feb. lo, 17 18, at Suffield, 


; FIFTH GENERATION — Born at Suffield, except John. 

J1281. David, 2d, b. March 9, 1741; m. 

1282. John, b. June 27, 1743, at Lebanon; m. 

1283. Hannah, b. Oct. 28, 1746; d. Feb. 21, 1813; m. , Joseph How- 

ard, who d. Nov. 16, 1810, ag. 74, at Suffield; they had Hannah, b. 
April 18, 1786; Charlotte, b. Oct. 3, 1788. 

1284. Rhoda, b. Feb. 22, 1748. 

1285. Cyrennius, b. Nov. 23, 1749; m. 


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1286. Jedediah, b. Oct. 12, 1752; d. in 1776; administration on his estate 

given to John Dewey July 27, 1776; he was on the Lexington Alarm 
list from Suffield; served in loth Co., 2d Regt., under Gen. Spencer; 
a corporal in Capt. Hanchett's Co.; under Gen. Arnold in expe- 
dition against Quebec, Sept. 13, 1775, taken prisoner Dec. 31, with 
his brother Pelatiah, and died a prisoner at Quebec. 

1287. ■Pelatiah, b. Sept. 2, 1754; m. 

1288.. Asenath, b. Sept. 22, 1755; m. , James Green (or Screen). 

Mary, b. Nov. 31; d. Dec. — , 1759. 


, 1- 

MOSES DEWEY, son of John, b. Nov. 10, 171S, at Lebanon, Conn.; 
was granted land and moved to Cornwallis, Upper Canard, Nova Scotia, 
about 1760; all that remains of the family (1896) is the name of a small 
stream called Dewey creek, on the place where Mr. Simpkins Walton lived; 
m. May 12, 1744, at Lebanon, Conn., MARY ENGLISH, dau. of Richard 
and Mary, b, Aug. 29, 1720, at Lebanon, Conn. 


1291. Moses, 2d, b. April 20, 1745, at Lebanon; m. June 16, 1779, at Corn- 

wallis, N. S., Rachel Smith. 

1292. Asa, b. July 15, 1748; m. 

1293. Hannah, b. Sept. 14, 1753, at Coventry, Conn.; m. July 26, 1772, at 

Cornwallis, Solomon Woodworth, son of Silas, of Ichabod, of Benja- 
min, of Walter, of Walter, S. W., b. April 16, 1751, at Lebanon, 
Conn.; d. March 19, 1803, at Cornwallis, N. S. 

1294. Anna, b. about 1755; m. .«» 

1295. Abner, b. , 1760; was drowned July 10, 1766, in his i6th year. CVrTYT 

Jonathan, b. , 1760; d. Jan. 18, 1762. 

1297. Mary, b. Aug. 2, 1765, at Cornwallis, N. S.; m. Feb. 22, 1792, 

Jonathan^ Wood, son of Nehemiah and Elizabeth; he d. Nov. 16, 
1794, at Cornwallis. 

1298. Abel, b. Aug. 19, 1772. 


ELIZABETH DEWEY, dau. of Ebenezer, b. Oct. 7, 17 10, at Lebanon. 
Conn.; m. Jan. 24, 1734, EBENEZER WILCOX, of Hebron, Conn. 

FIFTH GENERATION — Born at Hebron. 

1. Ebenezer, b. Dec. i, 1734. 

2. Elizabeth, b. March 3, 1737. 

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3. Martha, b. March 3, 1737. 

4. Abel, b. June 22, 1740. 

5. Mary, b. March 19, 1743. 
6'. Joel, b. Oct. 19, 1746. 
7'. Jehial, b. March 31, 1748. 
8.' Jerusha, b. March 31, 1748. 
9." Hannah, b. Sept. 10, 1751. 


EBENEZER DEWEY, 2d, Ebenezer, b. Jan. 24, 1712, at Lebanon, 
Conn.; d. Nov. 24, 1791, ag. 79, at Royalton, Vt. ; lived at Hebron, Conn.; 
a deacon in 1753; bought land at Gilsum, N. H., in December, 1764. where 
he settled, 1766, and was selectman; active in opposing the mother country; 
representative of Gilsum at Windsor, Vt., the town having voted to join 
Vermont; moved to Royalton, Vt., 1782; m. March 12, 1735. at Hebron, 
MARTHA WILCOX, dau. of Ebenezer, b. Jan. 3, 1711; d. May 29, 1761, 
aged 49; her gravestone in Gilead Parish, Hebron, reads: "In Memory 
of Mr" I Martha wife of [ Decon Ebenezer | Dewey who died | May 29"' 
1761 in y" I 5if' year of her age. | Miriam died Aug 11 1750 | Aged 12 Days 
Miriam y° 2" | Died May 6th 17,^1 Aged | 9 Months Simeon died | Nou s"* 
1754 Aged 3 I Months thefe were y" | Children of Decon Eben | ezer Dewey 
& Mr'. Martha | his wife." He m. 2d, Nov. 19, 1761, CHRISTINA 

PHELPS, of Hebron; he m. 3d, , WIDOW YOUNG, who died aged 

about 84. 

FIFTH GENERATION — Born at Hebron. 

; js Ebenezer, b. and d. April 27, 1737. (?) 

u!,a ,^, Martin, b. July 24, 1737; d. June 9, 1740. 
1303. ''Ebenezer, ^d, b. March 7, 1740; m. 

■•Simeon, b. Sept. 22; d. Nov. 5, 1742. 

1305.' Martha, b. March 21, 1744. 

1306.' Sarah, b. June 21. 1747; m. 

Miriam, b. July 29; d. Aug. 11, 1750. 

Miriam, b. Aug. 15, 1751; d. May 6, 1752. 

Simeon, b. July 15; d. Oct. 30, 1753. 

1310. Timothy, b. March 27, 1755; m. 

''9'!i 1335. 

NATHANIEL DEWEY, 2d, son of Nathaniel, b. Dec. 12, 1700, at Leba- 
non, Conn.; was a farmer at and near Lebanon, Conn.; had a sixty-acre lot 
with his house and improvements confirmed to him at " the Elbows " in 

402 Dewev Genealogy. 

1733, also owned one-eighth interest in iron works at Brookfield, Mass.; his 
land was included in the town of Western (now Warren), Mass., when the 
same was incorporated in January, 1742. and was bounded south on Quabog 
river; m. .April 23, 1730, at Suffield, ELIZABETH AUSTIN, dau. of Joho 
and Agnes (King), b. , at SufBeld, Conn. 


1311. Nathaniel, 3d, b. May 21, 1731; m. 

1312. Elizabeth, b. March 20, 1733. 


' SAMUEL DEWEY, son of Nathaniel, b. July 5, 1704, at Lebanon, Conn., 
where he was a farmer. At a town meeting held Feb. 28, 1737, at Hebron, 
Conn., " Liberty was Granted to Samuel Dewey to make a Dam across ye 
Brook in Eben' Wilcoxes Farm in order to Hang a Grindstone to Grind 
Scythes &c — & also Liberty Granted to Joel Jones, Gideon & Benajah Jones 
& Benj' Day, Jur. to build a Dam across fawn Brook in ye Land of Dan" 
Jones in order to Build a Saw mill." M. March 6, 1732, ELIZABETH 
ALLEN, dau. of Samuel, b. Sept. 4, 17 12, at Lebanon. 

FIFTH GENEIL\TION — Born at Leb.^non. 

1313. Samuel, 2d, b. Oct. 20, 1732; m. 

1314. Desire, b. Feb. 30, 1734; m. 

1315. Elijah, b. Jan. 20, 1736; m. Dec. 18, 1760, at Lebanon, Mary 

Dixon, dau. of John and Mary (Vaughan), b. April 16, 1743, at 
Lebanon; d. April 26, 1773, at Cornwallis, N. S. ; he m. about 1775, 
Zipporah and had Olive, b. Feb. 9. 1776, at Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, 
w^here he had settled after first marriage. 

1316. Jeremiah, b. Jan. 20, 1738; m. » 
1317.^ Elizabeth, b. Jan. 7, 1740; m. 
1318. Nathan, b. May 7, 1742; m. 


NOAH DEWEY, son of Nathaniel, b. May 13, 1706, at Lebanon, Conn., 
where he was a farmer, and m. Oct. 31, 1728, ABIGAIL PLUMLEY. 


1321. Abigail, b. Sept. 3, 1730. 

1322. Noah, 2d, b. July 8, 1734; m. 

1323. Lemuel, b. April 29, 1736. 

Ezra, b. May 29, 1738; d. Aug. 11, 1739. 

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Bliss, son of Rev. John and Hannah (Barber), of Hebron, Conn., 
b. 1773; d. 1814; they had Ellis, 2d; John, of Vt. ; David; Flavel, 
of New London, Conn. ; and Lydia, who m. Hon. Andrew B. Peters, 
, of Bradford, Vt. 

1326. "tydia, b. Jan. 11, 1744. 

, 1239. 

SARAH DEWEY, dau. of Nathaniel, b. Aug. 2, 1709, at Lebanon, Conn.; 
m. LINSFORD MORY, of Lebanon, Conn., son of John and Elizabeth. 

FIFTH GENERATION — Born at Lebanon. 
I. Sarah, ' b. March 20, 1730. 
2. 'Hannah, b. Feb. 11, 1733. 
3. 'Israel, b. May 27, 1735. 
4. 'Linsford, b. March 5, 1737. 
5. Samuel, b. June 20, 1739. 

6. (Lydia, b. , 1741. 

7.; Mary, b. Aug. 7, 1743. 

V 1330. 

THOMAS DEWEY, son of Nathaniel, b. Jan. 20, 17 14, at Lebanon, 
Conn., where he was a farmer, and m, 1737, MERCY PLUMLEY, who 
probably m. 2d, Jan. 11, 1748, Benjamin Sweetland, of Hebron, Conn. 

FIFTH GENERATION — Born Near Lebanon, Conn. 

1327. Dorcas, b. June 17, 1738. 
1328.' Mercy, b. Feb. 18, 1741. 
1330^ Thomas, 2d, b. Aug. 20, 1747; m. 


HEPZIBAH DEWEY, dau. of Nathaniel, b. Dec. 28, 1715, at Lebanon, 
Conn.; m. Jan. 16, 1737, THOMAS SAWYER, of Hebron, Conn. 

FIFTH GENERATION — Born at Hebron. 
r. Susanna, b. May 5, 1738. 

2. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 4, 1739. 

3. Jonathan, b. Nov. 6, 1740. 

4. Edward, b. Jan, 9, 1742. 

5. Mary, b. Dec. 30, 1744. 

404 Dewey Genealogy. 



b. March 20, 1747 



b. May 22, 1749. 



b. Sept. 30, 175 1. 



b. Jan. 24, 1753. 



b. Oct. 9, 1755. 



b. July 5, 1758- 

MERCY DEWEY, dau. of William, b. April i, 1714, at Lebanon, Conn,; 
there m. Jan. 16, 1735, JONATHAN CLARK, son of Jonathan (1688-1744). 

FIFTH GENERATION — Born at Leb.^non. 

-; I. Hannah, b. Sept. 25, 1735. 

2. Jonathan, 3d, b. April 29, 1737; m. — — , Dorothy Hunt. 

. 3. Lemuel, b. April 3, 1739; d. March 6, 1750. 

4. Dan, b. May 25, 1741; m. — , Rebecca Hunt. 

■ 5. Mercy, b. Sept. 3. 1743; d. Aug. 15, 1744. 

6. Mercy, b. June 24, 1745. 

7. David, b. Aug. 23, 1748; m. Oct. 27, 1772, Hannah Nichols. 

8. Zerviah, b. April 28, 1751. 

9. Lemuel. b. Aug. 8, 1753; m. , Ruth Baldwin. 

10. Gershom, b. Sept. 6, 1755; "i- ' ^"th Thacher. 


'^ SIMEON DEWEY, son of William, b. May i^ 1718, at Lebanon, Conn.; 
there d. March 2, 1751, where he was a farmer, and m. March 29, 1739, 
ANNA PHELPS, b. Aug. 6, 1719; d. Sept. 25, 1807, ag. 88, at Hanover, N. 
H. She m. Nov. 27, 1765, Noah Smith, who d. Feb. — , 1776, and she soon 
moved to Hanover, N". H., where all her children then living ultimately 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born .\t Lkb.\non. 
Theoda, b. July 28, 1740; d. March 8, 1750. 
William, b. May 18, 1742; d. April 6, 1744. 

1333. Simeon, 2d, b. Feb. 22, 1744; m. 

1334. William, b. Jan. 11, 1746; m. 

1335. Amy, b. Jan. 31, 1748; m. Capron, who deserted her, leav- 

ing Clarissa, who d. unm. at Hanover, and Theodosia, who m. Otis 
Freeman, and had Otis, Amy and Harriet. 

1336. Benoni, b. July 18, 1750; m. 

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HANNAH DEWEY, dau. of William, b. May 14, 1723, at Lebanon, 
Conn.; d. Oct. 24, 1785; m. Dec. 22, 1742, SILAS PHELPS, son of Jede- 
diah and Elizabeth (Janes), dau. of Abel and Mary (Judd), see page 229, b. 

Jan. 17, 1720, at Lebanon, Conn.; d. , 1816. Their son Eliphalet, b. 

Nov. 5, 1743; d. in the Revolutionary war; m. Mehitable Hyde, dau. of 
Bezaleel and Mehitable (Porter); their son Eliphalet, b. May 11, 1765, at 
Lebanon; d. March 10, 1842; m. May 22, 1788, Mehitable Dodge; their son 
Alanson (Rev.) (see portrait), b. Feb. 10, 1812, at New Marlboro, Mass.; 
d. Nov. s, 1889, at Painesville, O.; m. Aug. 31, 1841, Mary Ann Bronson, 
dau. of Rev. Abraham and Sabra (Way). He was the youngest m a family 
of fourteen children, and passed his childhood among the Berkshire Hills 
in Massachusetts; when about seven his father removed with family to 
Wayne, Ohio, and there, in the uncertain schools of that new settlement, he 
made a beginning in the way of education. On arriving at manhood decided 
to enter the ministry of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and after he had 
completed his studies at Western Reserve College, Hudson, Ohio, entered 
the Theological Seminary at Alexandria, Va., where after graduation was 
ordained by Bishop Moore in 1841. His life in the ministry was one of 
untiring zeal, until the failure of his health obliged him to give up all active 
work, when he retired to Painesville, 0., and there made his home the 
remainder of his life. He was a man of dignified and distinguished appear- 
ance, si.x ft. in height, with black eyes and black hair. Although some- 
what reserved in manner, he was genial in his nature, and took great interest 
in the " Masons" and " Knights Templar," of both of which he was an 
enthusiastic member. He traveled extensively, and numbered among his 
friends many men distinguished in church and state. He died at the age 
of 77, and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, Ohio, not far from the 
grave of President Hayes, whose friendship he enjoyed during many years 
of his life; he had i, Emma Lydia, b. July 28, 1842; m. Aug. 29, 1865, 
L. H. Morehouse, of Milwaukee, Wis., son of Andrew and Lavinia (Lord); 
2, Ann Eliza, b. March 10, 1844; d. Nov. 12, 1862; 3, Mary Bronson, b. 
Nov. 8, 1845; living unm. at Manchester Center. Vt., in 1898; Louise 
Kimball, b. Sept. 2, 1847; m. June 24, 1868, Dr. Edmond L. Wyman, son of 
Peter and Lucina (Way), of Manchester, Vt. 


ELIJAH DEWEY, son of William, b. June 26, 1728. at Lebanon, Conn.; 

d. , at Hanover, N. H. ; was a farmer at Lebanon, Conn.: moved to 

Hmnver. N H., in the fall of 1761 or 2; was tithingman there in 1767; m. 
Mny 10, 1750, ABIGAIL MARTIN, of Windham, Conn. 

4o6 Dewey Genealogy. 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Lkbanon. 

Zerviah, b. May 12; d. Aug. 7, 1750. 
' Theoda, b. Sept. 3; d. Oct. 29, 1751. 
1337.' Elijah, 2d, b. Dec. 22, 1752; was in 6th Conn, company in Revolu- 
tion at Bunker Hill, and served May 8 to Dec. 16, 1775; graduated 
at Dartmouth College as A. B. ; in 1779 began the study of medi- 
cine and died soon after. 

1338. Jerusha, b. Jan. 19, 1755. 

1339. Martin, b. Nov. i, 1756; m. 

1340. Saxton, b. Dec. 25, 1759; m. Jan. 9, 1793, at Lebanon, N. H., 

Eunice Clark, dau. of Timothy and Submit (Williams), b. Nov. 3, 
1754, at Lebanon, Conn. 

1341. Hannah, b. Oct 10, 1762, at Hanover, N. H. 
1342.' Jemima, b. May 12, 1766. 

1343.' William, b. March 9, 1769; m. 


SOLOMON DEWEY, son of Josiah, 3d, b. April 29, 1724, at Lebanon, 
Conn.; there d. May 2, 1819, ag. 95, where he was a cabinet maker and 
farmer in the northern part of the town; stood 6 feet high, very strong 
physically; on his ninetieth birthday walked to a neighbor's, a mile away, 
carrying his tools on his back, and made a new mould board for a plow; they 
used wood in those days. His great great granddaughter, Mrs. Henry, of 
Rockville, Conn., still cherishes a fine set of bureau drawers he made out of 
curled maple. He lived on the old homestead east of Chestnut Hill, a few 
rods south of Ten Mile river, which is the dividing line between old Leba- 
non and Columbia, and built a new house near the old one of his father's, 
which is described by a three times great grandson of his, John Stevens 
Dewey, of Andover, Conn., as follows; under date of November 16, 1896: 
" The old homestead was a large, two story and a half house; had once been 
red and once yeilow, but in my day had very little paint on it. A great 
stone and fireplace in each of the large rooms, both down and up stairs; in 
the kitchen, which originally went nearly the whole length of the house on the 
west side, the fireplace was very large, all of eight if not ten feet wide, with 
seats in the chimney corner; in my day the middle of the fireplace was closed 
and each end had a large closet for stove wood. I used to play house in the 
closets. The house was in Lebanon, but some of the farm in Columbia, the 
Ten Mile river, which ran through an old meadow, being the boundary line. 
There was once another house a few rods from where this new house which 
1 am speaking of stood; a little of the cellar can still be seen. That was the 
first Dewey homestead at that place. I have heard my father say that in 
old times, during very severe winter weather, they used to draw, with a 

Branch of Josiah. 407 

horse, into the kitchen great oak and hickory backlogs and roll them into 
this old fireplace; these logs wouldn't be entirely consumed for more than 
a week." The house was burned in 1893. There are marked rocks on the 
old place bearing the letters R K., and traditions say the treasure of Capt. 
Kidd was buried there. 

The following from the diary of Sally Ann Dewey describes his death: 
" Grandfather Solomon died so suddenly on the ist Monday in May (1819). 
Arose in the morning, ate breakfast as usual, read a chapter and prayer in 
his family. Went out the door and fell on the step; Lucinda (Asahel's 
wife), saw him through the window and called help. They got him into his 
bedroom when he sat on his bed side, feet on the floor, when he fell back 
and died. Had his reason till the last and knew people; went out like a 
candle — so easy." 

His tombstone in Columbia old cemetery reads thus: " In memory of ( 
Mr. SOLOMON DEWEY | who died suddenly | May 2 A. D. 1819 | aged 
95. I How earth confines in narrow room | what saints departed leave | 
behind the skies." 

The following is his will: 

I, Solomoji Dewey of Lebanon, in the County of Windham and State of 
Connecticut, this first day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand 
eight hundred and three, being far advanced in life but enjoying a comforta- 
ble state of health and of sound and disposing mind and memory, for which 
I bless God calling to mind ir.y own mortality do make this my last Will and 
Testament and first and principally I recommend my soul to the hands of 
God, the giver thereof, and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent 
manner, trusting in the mercies of God and the Merits of the Redeemer for 
a happy immortality beyond the grave, and as to such worldly estate where- 
with it hath pleased God to bless me I dispose thereof in the following man- 
ner, viz.: To my well beloved wife Elizabeth Dewey I give during her life 
the use and improvement of One third of my Real Estate and also I give 
to her to be her own absolute property the One third part of all the per- 
sonal Estate I shall have at my Decease. Item. <ro my sons Solomon 
Dewey and Andrew Dewey I give all my wearing apparel to be equally 
divided between them, and I also give to each of them the sum of thirty 
three Dollars and thirty four cents to be paid in one year after my decease 
which with what I have already done for them is their full share of my 
Estate. Item. To my two sons Asahel Dewey and Eleazer Dewey I give, 
devise and bequeath all the rest and residue of my Estate, Real or Per- 
sonal, They paying my just Debts, funeral expenses and all and every of the 
Legacies in and by this will given to any other person or persons to have 
and to hold to them the s'' Asahel & Eleazer their Heirs & Assigns forever. 

Item, To my Daughter Anna Woodworth I give the sum of Sixty Dollars 
to be paid at the end of two years after my decease. 

Item, To my Daughter Sarah Shirtlif I give the sum of Sixty Dollars to 
be paid at the end of three years after my decease. 

Item, To my Daughter Molly Scovell I give the sum of Sixty Dollars to 
be paid at the end of four years after my Disease. 

4o8 Dewey Genealogy. 

Item, To my Daughter Betty Newell I give the sum of Sixty Dollars to 
be paid at the end of five years after my Decease. 

Item, To my Grand-daughter, Jerusha Hunt I give the sum of Sixty Dol- 
lars to be paid in Six years after my decease, if she shall so long live, and I 
order and direct my said sons Asahel & Eleazer, their Heirs, Executors or 
Administrators to pay said Legacies and all and every of them when they 
shall respectively become due, either in money or neat cattle at the then 
money price. 

Finally I do hereby constitute and appoint my said sons Asabel and 
Eleazer to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revok- 
ing all former Wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set 
my hand and seal the day and year first written. 

Signed, sealed and declared by the s* Solo-^ 
mon Dewey the Testator as & for & to be his last 
Will & Testament in presence of us who have, 

hereunto subscribed as witnesses in his presence! SOLOMON DEWEY 
and in presence of each other. / (Seal) 

Samuel Hatch 

Abel Buel 

Wealthy Buel 

Windham County ss. Lebanon ist July A. D. 1S03 personally appeared 
Mr. Samuel Hatch Mr. Abel Buel and his wife Mrs. Wealthy Buel and made 
solemn oath that they see Mr. Solomon Dewey above named sign and seal 
the foregoing Instrument as and for and heard him declare the same to be 
his last Will and Testament and that they thereunto subscribed their names 
as witnesses in the presence of said Testator and of each other and that they 
then judged him to be of sound and disposing mind and memory, before me 
Elkanah Tisdale, Justice of the Peace. 

M. Feb. 14, 1749, ANNA DOWNER, dau. of Andrew and Sarah, who 
moved from Pomfret, Conn., to Norwich in 1720, b. March 18, 1729, at Nor- 
wich, Conn.; town records say she died in 1769, but her tombstone says: 
" To the MEMORY | of M". Anne y" virtu | ous & exemplary | Wife of 
M'. Solomon | Dewey who died | much lamented, | Decern"' y' the 31'' A D | 
1768 in the 40"" | Year of her Age." 

He m. 2d, Aug. 30, 1770, ELIZABETH CADY, dau. of John, of Tolland, 
Conn., b. there June 6, 1736: " Elizabeth wife of | Solomon Dewey | died 
Sept. 5, 1S13 I Her days were 77 years | A long & tedious strain | Willing to 
leave her house of clay | Immortal life to gain." 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Lebanon. 

1345. Solomon, 2d, b. March 2, 1750; m. 

1346. Andrew, b. Dec. 29, 175 1; m. 

Silas, b. Aug. 24, 1754; d. Aug. 3, 1759. 

1347. Anna, b. Oct. 24, 1756; d. March 25, 1S37, ag. 80; m. 

April — , 178^, Josiah Woodworth, of Lebanon, and had Caroline, 
Sarahi, Hannah, Anna, Josiah, and Solomon. 

Branch of Josiah. 409 

1348.' Sarah, b. May 13, 1759; m. 

1349. 'Molly, b. Oct. 5, 1761; m. 

■ Silas, b. July 5, 1764; d. July i, 1770. 

.1350. 'Elizabeth (Betsey), b. June 4, 1771; m. 

1351. Hannah, b. Feb. 20, 1773; d. June 5, 1803; m. 1798, Darius 

Hunt, of Columbia, Conn. 

1352. Asahel, b. June 15, 1775; m. 

1353. Eleazer, b. Dec. 4,1778; m. 


ABRAHAM DEWEY, son of Josiah, 3d, b. Feb. i, 1727, at Lebanon, 
Conn.; d. Aug. 8, 1792, ag. 65, at what is now Columbia, Conn., having lived 
north of the old Dewey homestead and on the north side of Ten Mile river. 
His tombstone says: " In memory of Mr. | Abraham Dewey | who departed 
this I life Augt. 8, 1792 | in y® 66* year of | his Age. | Death is a debt to 
nature due, | Which I have paid and so must you." M. Nov. 25, 1752, 
GRACE G.ATES, of Colchester, Conn., dau. of Josiah and Grace (Rath- 
bun), b. Oct. 8, 1725, at Colchester, Conn.; d. March 9, 1765, ag. 39, and 
buried with an infant in her arms; m. May 28, 1766, CHLOE BROWN, of 
Colchester, Conn., dau. of George and Elizabeth (Wells), b. Jan. 30, 1734, 
at Colchester, Conn.; d. March 19, 1767, ag. 33; he m. 3d, Nov. 10, 1767, 
AMY CRANDALL, of Stonington, Conn.; her tombstone reads: " Sacred 
to the memory | of Mrs. Amie Dewey | the Amiable and be | loved Consort 
of Mr. I Abraham Dewey | who finished an ex- | amplary life May 21 | 1773 
in the 38'" | year of herage." He m. 4th, , 1774, ELIZABETH KINGS- 
BURY, of Ellington, Conn., dau. of Simeon and Deliverance (Cady), b. 
Nov. 14, 1740, at Bolton, Conn.; d. April 4, 1798, at Lebanon (Columbia), 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Lebanon. 
Lavinia, b. Nov. 6, 1753; d. May 20, 1759. 

1355. Abraham, b. Jan. 10, 1755; m. , Dolly Thompson; m. 2d, , 

vMrs. Cook; he died Feb. 2, 1834, ag. 79, at Andover, Conn., 

childless; a pensioner, having served May 13 to Dec. 18, 1775. at 
Bunker Hill, etc. 

1356. Submit, b. Oct. 27, 1756; d. Jan. 12, 1851, ag. 94. 
1357- Josiah, b. Feb. 27, 1758; m. 

1358. Sylvester, b. Dec. 7, 1759 or '60; m. 

1359. Alpheus, b. March i, 1762; m. 
Freeman, b. Feb. 25, 1764; d. soon. 

Dewev Genealogy. 

By Third Wife. 

1360. Susannah, b. July 21, 1768. 

i36i.' Am}' Grace, b. Jan. 9, 1770; m. Nov. 21, 1798, at Bolton, Conn., Asa 

Bingham, Jr. ; she joined church there in 1797 ; he d. March 2, 1801, 

ag. 29; shed. Dec. — , 1810. 

1362. Freeman, b. Aug. 13, 1771; m. 

By Fourth Wife. 

1363. Lavinia, b. July 25, 1776. 


JOSIAH DEWEY, son of Joseph, b. May 5, 1727, according to town 
records at Lebanon, Conn., or May 5, 1737, according to family records; d. 
March 5, 1808, aged 70 or 80, at Feeding Hills, Hampden Co., Mass. In May, 
1773, he was appointed to be lieutenant of 17th co., 12th Conn, regiment, 
and in December, 1776, he was appointed to be an ensign of a company of 
veterans in the town of Canterbury, where he was a lister as late as October, 
1779, and soon after removed to Cambridge, Washington county, N. Y., and 
in 1795 to Feeding Hills, Mass., which was a district of Westfield until 
March 3, 1S02, when it was annexed to W. Springfield and set off as a part 
of Agawam over fifty years later. He m. Sept. i, 1758, by family record, 
or Jan. 3, 1759, by Canterbury town records, HULD.\H FROST, dau. of 
Stephen and Mary (Adams), b. March 17, 1738; d. Jan. 17, 1812, aged 73. 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Canterbury, Conn. 

1365.^ Joseph, b. , 1760; d. , 1778, aged 17 years, in the army. 

1366. Huldah. b. -, 1762; m. Samuel Demming. 

1367.^ Mehitable, b. , 1764; m. Timothy Wells and Daniel Merrick. 

1368. Mary, b. , 1766; m. Hercules Rice. 

1369. Josiah, 2d, b. , 1768; m. 

1370. Abigail, b. , 1770; d. before 1808; m. Clark Rice. 

1371. Elizabeth, b. , 1772; in. 1800, Elijah Porter. 

1372. Joel, b. Aug. 30, 1777; m. 

1373. Eunice, b. — — , 1779; m. Feb. 19, 1799, Seth Viets, Jr. 

1374. Allen, b. Sept. 25, 1781, at Cambridge; m. 


ANN.\ DEWEY, dau. of John, b. Oct. 23, 1727, at Lebanon, Conn.; m. 
Dec. 22, 1748, at Lebanon, Conn, EZEKIEL C.\LKINS, son of John and 

Katharine (Foster), b. Nov. 4, 1728, at Lebanon, Conn.; moved to , 

Nova Scotia, about 1760. 

Branch of Josiah. 411 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Lebanon. 

i.^^unice, b. Oct. 10, 1749; m. , Wm. Hambly. 

2. Aleisa (son), b. Dec. 11, 1752; m. , I. Porter. 

3. ''Anna, b. Sept, 2, 1757; m. , Abel English. 

DANIEL DEWEY, Captain, son of John, b. June 19, 1731, at Lebanon, 
Conn. ; there d. March 9, 1816, aged 84; was to be ensign in 4th co. 12th Conn, 
regt., in May, 1767; lieutenant Oct., 1768; captain May, 1772; marched his 
company for Boston in April, 1775, on the Le.xington Alarm, serving three 
days; also in Rhode Island service and in Col. Obadiah Johnson's regiment 
in 1778; in his company were his son Eliphalet Dewey, Josiah Dewey, and 
Samuel Rawley Dewey; after the war was a farmer at Lebanon, and a warm 
personal friend of Governor Jonathan Trumbull, and his admirer and sup- 
porter; attended the patriotic meetings held in Governor Trumbull's store, 
afterwards called the " War Office." The threshold of this humble dwelling 
had thrilled to the tread of Washington, Lafayette, Count Rochambeau, 
Marquis de Chastellu.x, Baron de Montesquieu, Duke de Lauzun, Admiral 
Tiernay, of Generals Sullivan, Knox, Putnam, Parsons, Spencer, of the fiery 
Samuel Adams, John Adams, John Jay, Thos. Jefferson, and Benjamin 
Franklin. Came into the possession of land in Hartford, Vt., near the 
center of the town after May 17, 1774; on " May 3, 1791, the selectmen of 
the town made an arrangement with Mr. Dewey by which he deeded to the 
town ' the land lying in the meeting house square,' in exchange for other 
land." (See Vol. 2, p. 59, Land Records.) M. Feb. 22, 1753, TEMPER- 
ANCE BAILEY, dau. of Isaac and Abigail (Hunt, dau. of Ebenezer and 
Hannah) Clark, of Northampton, Mass.), b. Feb. 2, 1731, at Lebanon, Conn. ; 
there d. March 31, 1795. 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Lebanon. 

1381. Temperance, b. Jan. 5, 1754; m. 

1382.' Esther, b. Oct. 3, 1757; m. , Asahel \ 

1383. Daniel, 2d, b. April 24, 1760; m. 

1384. Eliphalet, b. Dec. 13, 1762; m. 

1385. Joshua, b. .\pril 7, 1767; m. 
Ebenezer, b. Feb. 16; d. March 20, 1769. 

1386. Tryphena, b. , 1769 (or 1765); m. 

1387. Experience, b. , 1771; ni. , Silas Loomis, son of Israel, b. 

Dec. 6, 1770; moved to Cooperstown, N. Y. ; they had: Betsey, 
Temperance, Isaiah, Silas, and Myra. 

1388. Anna, b. , 1773. 

412 Dewey Genealogy. 


JOHN DEWEY, 2d, son of John, b. Dec. 12, 1735, at Lebanon, Conn.; 
there d. June 11, 1830, aged 94, where he was a farmer; m. Nov. 18, 1756, 
RHODA GILLETT, dau. of Ebenezer and Mary (Ordway), b. Sept. 7, 
1735. at Lebanon; there d. Aug. 30, 1820, aged 85. 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Lebanon. 

1391. Darius, b. Aug. 22, 1757; m. 

1392. Rebecca, b. July 4, 1759; m. 

1393. Rhoda, b. March 6, 1761; m. 

1394. John Woodward, b. Dec. 31, 1762; m. 

1395. Bezaleel, b. Oct. 28, 1764; m. 

1396. Philona, b. April 17, 1767: d. Sept. lo, 1818, aged 51. 
Ebenezer, b. Feb. 17; d. March 20, 1769. 

Ebenezer, b. Aug. 18, 1772; d. Jan. 9, 1776. 

Four others, d. still born. » 

1397. Belinda, b. Jan. 28, 1781; m. Dec. 20, 1804, Lewis Taft, of 

Williamstown, Conn. (Mass. probably); they had at Lebanon, 
Conn.: i, Lewis Dewey, b. Aug. 23, 1805; 2, Rhoda, b. Nov. 25, 
1807; 3, John Ordway, b. Feb. 15, 181 1; 4, Elizabeth, b. Feb. 14, 
1813; 5, Israel Woodward, b. Nov. 2, 1814.^ 


MARY DEWEY, dau. of John, b. Jan. 18, 1739, at Lebanon, Conn.; 
there d. July 5, 1822, aged 83; m. i76i,*OLIVER KINGSLEY, of Lebanon, 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Lebanon. 
< 1. Asahel, b. June 12, 1762; d. April 4, 1849; m. Naomi Hill, dau. of 

^ 2. AJpheus, b. , 1764; d. March 5, 1843, aged 79; m. Abigail Hill, 

dau. of Darius and Abigail. 

3. Oliver, 2d, b. June — , 1771; d. Sept. 3, 1858, aged 87; m. Mary 

Damon, and 2d, Abigail Clark. 

4. Mary, b. ; d. about Sept. — , 1815; m. April 20, 1796, James 


JOSHUA DEWEY, son of John, b. Dec. 29, 1743, at Lebanon, Conn.; 
d. Nov. 17, 1834, aged 90, at Hartford, Vt. ; was a farmer, moved to Hart- 
ford, Vt., as one of the early settlers in 1766, locating about one mile 
west of what is now Quechee village, on the farm now (1897) owned 

Branch of Josiah. 413 

by Harvey Thomas, Avhere he died; he was one of the first settlers of 
that section and built the first frame house in that town, about 1770; 
he was chosen constable and collector in 1773, '75, and '78. " Sargt. 
Joshua Dewey" was released as constable and collector May 27, 1778. 
He was a member of Capt. Joshua Haynes' company of militia or minute- 
men and served at least two days in marching as far as Hanover, N. H., 
towards Peacham, Vt.. to resist an attack on that town on March 
8, 1781. At a meeting held June 23, 1768, the proprietors voted to give 
Benjamin Burtch, Abel Marsh, and Joshua Dewey, the privilege of the 
stream on the' fourth part of the falls in Quechee river, from the mouth, 
with a suitable place for a logway, as long as the grantees would maintain a 
sawmill thereon. The mill was soon built. It was sold Dec. 29, 1771, to 
Jonathan Burtch; m. Sept. 25, 1771, MARY BUEL, b. Sept. 29, 1741, at 
Lebanon, Conn.; d. July 22, 1830, at Hartford, Vt. 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at H.-vrtford, Vt. 

1401. Sherman, b. Oct. 15. 1772; m. 

1402. John, b. May 29, 1774; m. 

Anne Vera. b. June 17, 1776; d. Dec. 6, 1779. 

1404. Joshua, 2d b. Nov. 18, 1778; m. • 

1405. Anne Vera, b. Oct. 6, 1780; d. April 3, 1856: m. Wm. Gold, and lived 

at Northfield, Vt. 
Polly, b. June 6, 1782; d. Dec. 12, 17S4. j^ 

Abel Buel, b. Sept. 29, 1786; d. Feb. 23, 1790. 


AARON DEWEY, son of Jonathan, b. Aug. 25, 1734, at Lebanon, Conn. ; 
lived at and near Lebanon, and moved to Bromley (now Peru), Vt. The 
defeat of Braddock in his expedition against Fort Duquesne (now Pitts- 
burgh, Pa.), and the French and Indian wars, did not discourage enlistment 
for further service, for in Nov., 1756, Israel Putnam was ordered to raise a 
company of men to hold possession of Fort Edward during the ensuing 
winter. Among those from Pomfret, Windham Co., Conn., who enlisted 
under Israel Putnam, as captain, for this purpose, was Aaron Dewey, of 
Lebanon (now Columbia), Conn.; m, Jan. 19, 1758, MARY PORTER, dau. 
of Ichabod and Dorcas (Marsh), or one account says: " Mary Porter, dau. 
of Thomas Stanley Porter (b. Hadley, Mass., Apr. i, 1683, a capt. in 
Indian war, first town Clerk of Coventry, Conn.); m. Nov. 3, 1707, Thankful 
Babcock, dau. of Robt. and Joanna; Mary, b. June 18, 1721, m. Aaron 

414 Dewey Genealogy. 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Lebanon. 
Nathaniel, b. Oct. 27; d. Nov. 3, 1758. 

1407. Aaron, 2d, b. Dec. 13, 1759; m. 

1408.' Eleazer, b. Aug. 8, 1761; m. 

I409.. James, b. , 1763; m. 

1410. Three daughters, mentioned by their brother, Aaron, 2d, of Peru, Vt., 
in a land deed dated 1781, 

, 1381. 

" DAVID DEWEY, 2d, son of David, b. March 9, 1741, at Suffield, Conn.; 
was a mason and settled at Southampton, Mass.; enlisted April 27, 1775, in 
Capt. Abner Pomroy's co., served eight months; also May 10 to July 10, 
1777, to Ticonderoga, in Capt. Salmon White's co.. Col. David Wells' regt. ; 
in Bennington Alarm Aug. 17-22, 1777; in Capt. Elijah Clapp's co.. Col. 
John Dickenson's regt.; in list of nine months' men arrived at Fishkill, June 
16, 1778; height 5 ft. II inches, light complexion; served six months in 
1780 under Capt. George Webb, 12th division, July 11, Dec. 14; enlisted 
for three years March 15, 1781, in Capt. William Moore's co.. Col. William 
Shepard's regt., the 4th; was at West Point in May, 1781, Camp Continental 
Village in Sept., and then to Feb., 1782, at York Hutts; was probably the 
David Dewey who, among others, petitioned to have Bernardston, Mass., set 
off as a district in June, 1779 (see Mass. Records, Vol. 5, p. 1269); m. pub- 
lished Nov. 6, 1762, at Southampton, to^'ZIBIAHiDANKS, dau. of Samuel 
and Zibiah, b. Feb. 15, 1742, at Southampton, Mass., there d. July 4, 1805, 
aged 63. 

SIXTH GENERATION— Born at Southampton. 
' Zibiah, b. Sept. 4, 1764; d. soon. 

1422. Molle, b. May 3, 1766; m. 1786, Simeon Searl, of Southampton, 

son of Moses and Rebekah, b. Dec. 17, 1762. 

1423. Zibiah, b. Aug. 27, 1768; m. 

1424. David, 3d, b. July 7, 1770; a farmer at Westhampton, Mass. 

1425. Cephas, b. July 7, 1772; m. 


JOHN DEWEY, son of David, b. June 27, 1743, at Lebanon, Conn.; d. 
Jan, 17, 1807, ag. 63, at Suffield, Conn.; lived at Suffield (Boston neck), 
Conn.; he was in Arnold's expedition against Quebec in 1775; private in 
5th Regt. Conn. Line; m. Nov. 12, 1772, MARY PHET.PS, dau. of David 
and Margaret (Colton), b. Aug. 16, 1747, o. s., at Enfield. She m. 2d, John 
Parsons, of Springfield, Mass., and d. July 5, 1847, ag. 99 years, 10 mos. 

Branch of Josiah. 415 

SIXTH GENERATION— Born at Suffield. 

1431.' John, 2d, b. Aug. 4, 1773; m. 

1432^ Molly, b. April 19, 1775; m. 

I433-' Jedediah, t>. May 15, 1777; m. 

1434.; Elam, b. April 16, 1779; d. , near Manchester, N. Y. ; m. 

and had i, Alfred, who m. and had John J. Dewey, postmaster at 
Clifton Springs, N. Y. ; 2, "William, whose widow Nancy was living 
at Shortsville, N. Y., in 1890; 3,' Charlotte, d. unm. 

1435.' Ira, t)- Nov. 11, 1781; m. 

1436. 'Clarissa, b. Oct. 15, 1785; m. 


^ CYRENIUS DEWEY, son of David, b. Nov. 23, 1749, at Suffield, Conn.; 
bought land of his father at Rupert, Vt., in 1775 and moved there, and in 
1815 to Wallingford, Vt., where he died; m. . 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Rupert. 
'Hannah, b. July 12, 1775; d. same day. 

1437.' Hannah, b. , 1777; m. Seth Harmon, Jr., a farmer at 

Rupert, and had nine daughters and one son, viz.: Clarissa, Ora, 
Electa, Laura, Alta, Elizabeth, b. 1810, living in March, 1897, the 
widow of Thomas J. Prescott, at Rupert, Vt., the last of her family; 
Lucina, Mary, Jemima, and Josiah; they were Congregationalists. 

1438.'' Jemima, b. April 15, 1779. 

1439.' Cyrenius, 2d, b. Sept. 6, 1781; m. , and had at Rupert: Jesse 

C, b. Sept. 6, 1809; and Luna Maria, b. Sept. 13, 181 1. 

1440. Huldah, b. Oct. 11, 1783. 

1441.' Lucan, b. June 9, 1786. 

1442. i Oliver, b. May 6, 1788. 

1443. 'Esther Graves, b. Sept. 20, 1790. 

1444. Elam, b. March 6, 1792. 

1445. 'Clarissa, b. Oct. — , 1795. 

1446.^ Fidelia, b. Jan. 15, 1798. 


PELATIAH DEWEY, son of David, b. Sept. 2, 1754, at Suffield, Conn, 
d. Feb. — , 1822; appears as private on Lexington Alarm list from Suffield, 
Conn.; was in Capt. Oliver Hanchett's co. at Quebec, in 1775, and taken 
prisoner with his brother Jedediah; also served in Capt. Harmon's State 
troops in 1776; moved to Dorset, Vt., about 1780; m. Dec. 19, 1776, at 
Suffield, Sarah NORTON, dau. of John and Rebecca (Sheldon), b. Sept. 
5, 1746, at Suffield, d. Sept. — , 1834. 

4^6 Dewev Gexealogv. 

"A /Daniel, b. about 1777. 

^-\|PeIatiah, 2d, b. " 1780. 

1447- Mary, b. " 1782. 

/Asenath, b. " 1784. 

'Rachel, b. " 1786. 

144S.- Eunice, b. about 178S; m. , Levi Chapin, and 

had George and Daniel. 

1449. ^Cynthia, b. July 6, 1790, at Dorset, Vt. ; d. Jan. 17, 

1871, at Rockton, 111.; m. Nov. 10, 1808, Rufus Baker, who d. 

May 24, 1870, at Rockton, 111. They had i, Sophroniah, b. , 

1809; 2, Lamirah M., b. 181 1; 3, Dewey E., b. , 1813; 4, 

Jerome, b. , 1815; 5, Jane Jennet, b. Dec. 4, 1823, at Canton, 

N. Y. ; 6, Margarette Dewey, b. Sept. 25, 1827; 7, Delight Dewey. 
3. Dewey E.'s son Rufus, was living at Spring City, Tenn., 
in 1898. 5. Jane Jennet, m. Charles Manning; they d. at Rockton, 
111.; had three boys and one girl. 6. Margaret Dewey (Baker), 
b. Sept. 25, 1S27; d. June 6, i860, at Bethesda, Ontario; m. 
Dec. 31, 1845, at Coburg, Ont., Emanuel Cole, b. March 29, 
1825, at Wilton, England; d. 1866, at Bethesda, Ont.; they had, 
/^, Mary Ann Cynthia, b. 1848; d. July 8, 1857; % Elizabeth Jane, 
b. Jan. 27, 1850; m. April 11, 1875, at Clarke, Ont., Thomas 
Henry Johns, from Holsworthy, England, son of Samuel and Mary 
Ann (Shephard), b. there in 1847, and had Charles Percival, 
b. June 25, 1876, at Bowmanville. Ont.; is a student at Kingston 
in iSgS; *o, John Dewey, b. Oct. 25, 1855; left home when 19 
years old and not heard from; **, Lola Victoria Caroline, b. April 
18, i86o, at Bowmanville, Ont. ; living September, 1898, at 319 
W. 22d St., New York city; m. May" 15, 1880, at Oakland, Ont., 
George Wilson White, son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Wilson), from 
London, Eng., b. July 9, 1852, at Toronto, Ont.: is a commercial 
traveler living in N. Y. City, and had George Maurice Cole, b. Sept. 
18, 1884; d. Jan. 17, 1891. 

1450.' John, b. April 8, 1796; m. 


ASA DEWEY, son of Moses, b. July 15, 1748, at Lebanon, Conn.; m. 
Jan. 6, 1772, at Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, S.\RAH HELMS, dau. of Christo- 
pher and Sarah. (We are indebted to Dr. W. P. Brechin, of Boston, Mass., 
for these Nova Scotia records; he has made a study of them. L. M. D. ) 

Branch of Josiah. 


SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Cornwallis. 
1451. Abner, b. May 19, 1773. 
1452; Hannah, b. Jan. 25, 1775. 

1453. John, b. Feb. 16, 1779. 

1454. Sarah, b. Jan. 22, 1781 
I4SS- Lydia, b. , 1783; 

akim and Mary. 
1456. Sabra, b. , 1785; 

m. June 17, 1800, Thomas Parker, son of Eli- 
in. , 1808; James Lingley. 


ANNA DEWEY, dau. of Moses, b. about 

d. , 1837, ag. 81 years; m. about 1780, 

son of Silas, b. July 10, 1753, Lebanon, Conn. 
moved to West Leyden, Lewis Co., N. Y. 

755, near Lebanon, Conn.; 
d. , 1838 or 9. They 


1. Caroline, b. ; m. Benj. Spinning. 

2. Sarah, b. ; m. Wm. Belknap, and had 10 children. 

3. Hannah, b. ; m. Jabez Loomis, and had 15 children. 

4. Anna, b. ; m. Solomon Stiles, son of John; they d. in River 

Raisin, Mich. ; he was about 55 years old. 

5. Josiah, b. ; m. Harriet Hunt, and had 5 children. 


EBENEZER DEWEY, 3d, son of Ebenezer, 2d, b. March 7, 1740, at 
Hebron, Conn.; d. Feb. 28, 1820, ag. 79, at Royalton, Vt. ; a freeman at 
Hebron in 1761; in July of same year appears with many other,Connecticut 
families as grantees of 60,000 acres of land, northeast of Albany, N. Y. ; 
moved to Gilsum, N. H., about 1775; and appears on New Hampshire 
Revolutionary War Rolls as private; enlisted June 28, 1777; on pay-roll of 
Capt. Elisha Mack's co. (of Gilsum), raised out of Col. Ashley's regt. of 
militia in June, 1777, for reinforcing the Continental Army at Ticonderoga. 
" Marched to Black River, 50 miles, where we were ordered to return home, 
where we arrived July 3. On the 4th we were ordered again for Ticonderoga 
and marched as far as Col. Mead's at Otter Creek, at which place we met 
part of the army on their retreat, on which we returned home, where we 
arrived the loth;" moved to Royalton, Vt., in the summer before the place 
was burned, and began a clearing in the wildernss. As his grandson, George 
W. Dewey, of Toulon, 111., remembers him, he was about 5 ft. 8 inches tall, 
very stocky, weighing about 180 lbs.; somewhat .eccentric, with a fund of 
quiet humor, and a Congregational deacon; m. July 24, 1760, at Hebron, 
Conn.; TEMPERANCE HOLDRIDGE, who d. about 1822 at Royalton, Vt. 

4i8 Dewey Genealogy. 

SIXTH GENERATION— Born at Hebron. 

1461. Temperance, b. May 25, 1761; m. Feb. 6, 17S1, Rev. Josiah Kil- 

burn, b. Oct. 13, 1752, at Hebron; d. Sept. 24, 1781, at Gilsum, 
N. H., and she m. Luther Skinner. 

1462. Ebenezer, 4th, b. Aug. 11, 1762; m. 
1463.' Apollos, b. Dec. 12, 1764; m. 
1464. Rodolphus, b. Oct. 17, 1766; m. 

Jedediah, b. May 8; d. 16, 1769. 

David, b. May 19, 1771; d. March 17, 1772. 

1467. David, b. Jan. 6, 1773; m. 

^ 1306. 

SARAH DEWEY, dau. of Ebenezer, 2d, p. June 21, 1747, at Hebron, 
Conn.; m. Jan. — , 1764, at Hebron, Conn., HENRY WHITE, son of 
Thomas and Hannah (Woodward), and 5th from Elder John, of Mass., 1632, 
b. June I, 1739, at Andover, then a part of Lebanon, Conn.; d. , proba- 
bly at Tunbridge, Vt. ; he settled at Gilsum, N. H., but removed to Tun- 
bridge or the adjoining town of Royalton, Vt., where he was living in 1798. 
He and his wife were among the members of the church that was gathered 
in Gilsum in 1772. 


1. Simeon, b. Nov. 10, 1765, at Lebanon, Conn.; d. Aug. 21, 1825; m. 

Eunice Cressy, who d. on her birthday, Aug. 8, 1850, aged 85, at 
Hartley, Stanstead Co., Quebec, where the family had settled, 1806, 
in Barnston, in same county, with other New England families; 
the^ had Simeon, b. about 1791, had 12 children; Sarah, b. about 

1793; m. Little, of Hatley; Etherlenda, b. ; Eli Stedman, 

b. April 3, 1802, had 8 children, one of which, James Paul White, 
is a specialist in harmony at Boston, Mass., and furnished these 
records; Henry, b. Aug. 7, 1804; d. 1811. 

2. Henry, b. June 9, 1774, at Gilsum, N. H. 
3., Oliver, b. Oct. 22, 1776. 

4. >Silas, b. June 3, 1779; d. Oct. — , 1846, at Barnston, Stanstead Co., 

Quebec, at the house of his nephew, Eli S. ^^ hite, son of Simeon 
(see Elder John White Gene, by Allyn S. Kellogg, Hartford, 1S60, 
P- 93)- 

5. Thomas, b. April 19, 1785; d. about 1866, leaving Nathaniel, Henry 

Dewey, Thomas Eaton, and Anson, at Hopkinton, N. H. 

Branch of Josiah. 419 

, 1310. 

TIMOTHY DEWEY, son of Ebenezer, 2d, b. March 27, 1755, at Hebron, 
Conn. ; d. Dec. 28, 1852, aged 97, at Tunbridge, Vt. ; served in Continental 
Army, and tlie following is his record, written by himself in 1838: 

In April, 1775, enlisted at Cambridge, Mass., for 8 mo in Provincial 
Army, Capt. Stiles Co., pay 40 sh per mo and rations. Brought firelock 
from New Hampshire. In June, enlisted in artillery Col. Greeley's reg., 
Capt. Birbeck's Co., stayed till 8 mos was out. 

At time of Battle of Bunker Hill, was with Capt. Stiles at Mystic, 3 miles 
from Boston. Part of Capt. Stiles Co., was in the battle the night before on 
the Hill, and the rest of the company went on the Hill after the retreat 
began; met retreating soldiers, was in last part. Went from the Hill to 
Winter Hill, stayed one night, saw Charlestown burn; next day went from 
Winter Hill to Mystic. 

At the end of 8 mos. went home, staid 6 weeks, then enlisted for one year 
to go to Quebec in Col. Beadle's regiment, Capt. Waite's co., N. H. Line, 
at 40 sh. per mo., at Keene. Started in Feb. 1776, crossed Green Mountains 
to Lake Champlain at Vergennes; on ice of Lake Champlain to St. Johns; 
on foot to La Prairie; crossed in the eve to Montreal; staid in a Scotchman's 
house a week, then shouldered musket and went down the St. Lawrence on 
the ice to Quebec. Dug snow in the night to raise breast works. Small 
pox broke out early in April; staid near Quebec at Charles river till Mav 6; 
received orders to go to headquarters on Plains of Abraham. Left sick with 
small pox. In two hours came news that the army had retreated and left 
their invalids. He shouldered his pack and musket and set off, very weak; 
stopped at the end of about one mile, saw American camp in flames; went 
on that day about five miles, four or five together; got into a French house, 
next day onward ; third day met rear guard on the way to Montreal, and on 
with it, partly by water, to foot of Chambly Falls; towed boats with stores, 
etc., up the falls; halted at Isle Noix. 

Made a stand 3 or 4 weeks, built breastworks and left. Staid on Lake 
Champlain at Isle Noix, Crown Point and Ticonderoga and crossed to Mt. 
Independence and built huts and breastworks; staid till snow fell, latter part 
of November; Capt. Osgood commanded while on Lake Champlain. 

Had orders to cross Lake George to Fort George and to go to Saratoga 
barracks. Regiment was discharged about the first of December 1776, 
started for home at Gilsum, N. H., when he was taken down with a long 
bilious fever; got better and about May i, 1777, was taken with fever and 
ague which hung on about three months. Went to work on a farm; was 
married in 1780; set up housekeeping in Gilsum on 100 acre farm, staid 5 
or 6 years; sold farm for 130 pounds, paid chiefly in stock, went to Tun- 
bridge. Orange Co., Vt., bought 100 acres of Deacon Hutchinson, paid 11 
shillings per acre, built a hut and went to clearing in 1788. 

Was town clerk at Gilsum, N. H., in 1787, and soon moved to Vermont; 
m. July 29, 1780, at Keene, N. H., JEMIMA GRISWOLD, dau. of Stephen 
and Hannah, b. July — , 1755, at Keene, d. April i, 1822, at Tunbridge, 
Vt., after seven and a half years' sickness with numb palsy. 

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' Timothy, b. Sept. i6, 1781; d. Mav 12, 1783. 

1472." Timothy, 2d, b. , 1784; m. 

• Arethusa, b. April 4, 1786; d. soon. 

1474. 'Asael, b. July 12, 1788, at Tunbridge, Vt. ; m. Bridget , 

and had John and James. 
1475. 'Stephen, ^- April 5, 1794; m. 


NATHANIEL DEWEY, 3d, son of Nathaniel, 2d, b. May 21, 1731, at or 

near Suffield, Conn.; d. , after 1783, at Glastonbury or East Hartford, 

Conn.; served in Lieut. Col. John Pitkin's 2d co., ist regt., raised for the 
reduction of Crown Point in April, 1755; served 28 weeks; m. Dec. 23, 1749, 
at Glastonbury, Conn., ESTHER BREWER, dau. of Thomas, who d. Oct. 
22, 1757, at Glastonbury. 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Glastonbury. 

1481. Nathaniel, 4th, b. Oct. 27, 1750; m. 

1482. James, b. May 31, 1752; d. Oct. 12, 1778, ag. 26, in the army, 

having served in loth co., 4th regt.. Col. Benj. Hinman's, May 14- 
Dec. 10, 1775, and enlisted for the war in Capt. Eell's co., March 
6, 1777- 



b. Nov. 23, 




b. Aug. 23, 




b. Sept. 29, 


; prob. m. Feb. 14, 1780, at Crom- 
well, Conn., Carper Hamblin. 


SAMUEL DEWEY, 2d, son of Samuel, b. Oct. 20, 1732, at Lebanon, 
Conn.; d. March 7, 1801, ag. 68, at Williamstown, Mass., where he was a 
farmer, after 1780; was chosen a tithingman at Hebron, Conn., in 1762, and 
was a brander and recorder of horses there in 1763-4, 1770-1. 

In the Public Records of Conn., Vol. XV., p. 370, appears the following: 
" Upon the memorial of Samuel Dewey, of Hebron, shewing to this .\ssembly 
that since the isth of May 1775, he has made 46 gunbarrels and 21 bayonets, 
all which have been finished off and employed in the public service; praying 
for the premium granted on guns etc., as per memorial: Resolved, by this 
Assembly, that the memorialist receive the premium of 3 sh. 6d. on each 
gun by him made, as aforesaid, amounting to ^^8-1-0 money out of the 
Colony treasury, and the Treasurer is directed to pay the same accordingly." 

M. Dec. I, 1756, at Hebron, Conn.,' MINDWELL POST, who d. March 
II, 1826, at Lanesboro, Mass., where she was living with her daughter. 

Branch of Josiah. 42t 

SIXTH GENERATION —Born at Hebron. 

Mindwell, b. May 27, 1759; d. Jan. 25, 1761. 
Samuel, b. May 19, 1760; d. Jan. 11, 1761. 

^489/ Samuel, 3d, b. May 8, 1762; m. 

■ Mindwell, b. May 12, 1766; d. Sept. 10, 1776. 
Gardner, b. Oct. 31, 1768; d. July 21, 1775. 
1490. Lucy, b. Aug. 16, 1771; d. May 9, 1856, aged 84, at Lanesboro, 
Mass.; m. Nov. 24, 1790, Joel Bradley, b. July 14, 1770; d. Nov. 
24, 1843; they had at Lebanon, Conn., i, Hannah, b. Nov. 19, 1791; 
d. June 10, 1835; 2, Maria, b. , 1794; d. Dec. 15, 1798. 


^DESIRE DEWEY, dau. of Samuel, b. Feb. 30, 1734, at Lebanon, Conn.; 
m. Jan. 16, 1755, at Hebron, Conn., JOHN PHELPS, Jr., son of John, 
who died Feb. 10, 1769, aged 68, at Hebron, Conn. 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Hebron, Conn. 

1. Anne, b. Nov. 12, 1755. 

2. John, b. Oct. 19, 1757. 

3. Obadiah, b. June 21, 1759. 

4. Jared, b. Oct. 15, 1760. 

5. Normand, b. Nov. 8, 1763. 

6. Nathan, b. Dec. 23 or 31, 1765. 

7. Benjamin, b. Feb. 3, 1768. 

8. Dudle, b. May 8, 1771. 

9. Desire, b. June 10, 1773. 
10. Sarah, b. June 30, 1778. 


JEREMIAH DEWEY, son of Samuel, b. Jan. 20, 1738, at Lebanon, 

Conn.; d. ; farmer; lived at Bolton, Conn.; moved to Becket, Mass., 

about 1775; afterwards to near Rutland, Vt. ; m. , 1760, DIADEMA 

COGGSWELL, dau. Hezekiah and Susanna (Bailey), b. June 6, 1742; she 
joined Bolton Congregational Church in 1770. 

SIXTH GENERATION -Born at Bolton. 

i49i.'BezaIeel, b. Oct. 13, 1761; m. 

1492. Jeremiah, b. March 14, 1763; m. 

1493. Hezekiah, b. May 14, 1765. 

1494. William, b. Aug. 6, 1767. 

432 Dewey Genealogy. 


' ELIZABETH DEWEY, dau. of Samuel, b. Jan. 7, 1740, at Lebanon, 
Conn.; d. Oct. 2, 181 2, at Chesterfield, Mass.; m. Oct. 30, 1760, at Hebron, 
Conn., EZRA COGGSWELL, son of Hezekiah, baptized March 18, 1733, at 

Lebanon, Conn.; d. June 27 1821; moved to , N. S., in 1762; thence 

in 1773 to Chesterfield, Mass. 


1. Naomi, b. Nov. 9, 1761, at Lebanon, Conn. 

2. Susanna, b. Aug. 22, 1764, at , Nova Scotia. 

3. Hezekiah, b. Aug. 18, 1766. 

4. Desire, b. Feb. 22, 1769. 

5. Daniel, b. Feb. 8, 1772; d. Feb. 10, 1773. 

6. Esther, b. Sept. 13, 1773, at Chesterfield, Mass. 

7. Sybil, b. March 14, 1776, at Chesterfield, Mass. 

8. Nancy, b. Aug. 31, 1778, at Chesterfield, Mass. 

9. Sarah, b. April 9, 1781; d. July 28, 1852. 
10. Martha, b. about 1783. 


NATHAN DEWEY, son of Samuel, b. May 7, 1742, at Lebanon, Conn.; 
was a farmer at Orford, N. H., after 1769; m. Dec. 3, 1766, at Hebron, 
Conn., MINDWELL HORSFORD, dau. of Joseph, b. June 26, 1745, at 


1501..' Nathan, 2d, b. June 17, 1767, at Hebron; m. 

1502.. Anna, b. Jan. 14, 1770, at Orford; m. 

1503.. Abel, ^ t(^ Nov. 4, 1773; m. 

1504. Mindwell,^" b'. Jan. 2, 1777; m. , 1799, Jonathan Kimball, and 

had I, Nathaniel P., b. March 4, 1800; m. Prudence Porter, of 
Lyme, N. H., who d. Feb. 26, 1840; m. 2d, Maria Hosmer; and d. 
in New Y'ork city, March, 1864, ag. 64; had 4 children; 2, Sarah, 
b. June 4, 1802; m. Preston Clark; 3, John D., b. March 28, 1807; 
was a carpenter; m. and had 4 children; and d. Jan. 19, 1858, ag. 
50; 4, Porter, b. July 30, 1809; 5, George, b. May 26, 1822; d. in 
battle; 6, Mary W. ; was a singer at Lowell; d. unm. at Nashua. 


NOAH DEWEY, 2d, Captain, son of Noah, b. July 28, 1734, at Lebanon, 
Conn. ; located at Hartford, Vt. In the .summer of 1763 ten persons entered 
and labored in Hartford, Vt., others were going immediately; on the list 

Branch of Josiah. 423 

dated at Lebanon, Conn., May 7, 1765, Elijah Dewey was assignee to Gideon 
Bingham; Noah Dewey was assignee to Elias Frinc. He was there as early 
as the summer of 1764, and was one of twenty petitioners for confirmation 
of land grants from New York, Dec. 17, 1766. " Tradition says that they 
came from Lebanon, Conn., to Hartford, via Northampton and Greenfield, 
Mass., to the Hinsdale and ' Number Four ' forts; thence up the Connecticut 
river route, via Windsor, to the mouth of White river, bringing along, on 
horseback, their household goods and farming implements." Noah Dewey 
was moderator at the first meeting of the proprietors in the town, Dec. 3, 
1764; also on a committee. (See History of Hartford, Vt.); he m. about 
1757, at Windham, Conn., •'Mrs. ABIGAIL ROBINSON FLINT, widow of 
Silas Flint, b. Feb. 22, 1737, at Windham. 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born in Connecticut. 

1505." Samuel, b. about 1758. 

1506.' Olive, b. , 1760. 

1507J Elias, b. , 1762; appears as enlisted in the Continental Army, 

April I, 1779, from Capt. Thos. French's (7th) co., Col. David 
Wells' (5th) regt., from Conway, Mass.; enlisted for the war March 
I) 1777- joined Robt. Oliver's co., Col. Greaton's (2d) regt., etc.; 
on descriptive list, age 16, 5 ft. 9 in. tall, dark hair, eyes and com- 
plexion; also in list dated West Point, Jan. 25, 1781, as private. 

1508. Ezra, b. ' , 1764; m. Nov. 23, 1787, at Northampton, Mass., 

Martha Hunt. He appears in a list of six months men raised by 
Northampton, Mass., to reinforce the Continental Army, agreeable 
to Resolve of June 5, 1780; age 16, 5 ft. tall, light complexioned; 
arrived at Springfield, June 26, 1780, ist division; marched to camp, 
July I, 1780, under Ensign Joseph Miller, also on Camp Totoway 
List, Oct. 25, 1780; on pay-roll as serving July 13, 1780-Jan. 13, 
1781; also as having light hair, a farmer; enlisted for three years, 
March 7, 1787, to serve in the Continental Army, as returned by 
Noah Goodman, supt. for Hampshire Co.; also a private on roll of 
Col. Benj. Tupper's loth regt., Jan. i, 1782; served 5 months on 
roll up to Jan. i, 1783; enlisted June i, 1782, in 7 mos. service. 

1509.' Charles, b. , 1766. 

1510^ Alexander, b. , 1768. 

1511; Darius, b. , 1770. 


THOMAS DEWEY, 2d, son of Thomas, b. Aug. 20, 1747, near Hebron, 
Conn.; d. about Aui;., 1805, at E. Hartford, Conn.; he seems to have gone 
to the " Five Mile Tract," now Manchester, Conn., with his father, or was 

424 Dewey Genealogy. 

born there; owned land next to and west of Bolton, in what was known as 
Orford Parish, which became East Hartford in 1783, and in 1823 included 
in Manchester; the following are extracts from his will, which was made 
Jan. 25, 1802: Gave one-third of his estate to his wife Abigail; land and 
all movables " to Normand," who was to pay Elijah $100 within two years 
and to each sister $5 in money in three years. Clothes to go " to my three 
sons." Inventory taken Aug. 22, 1805, amounted to $1,236.66, including 
66 acres of land with buildings; the estate was insolvent. Will was proved 
Aug. 30, 1805, and Elijah Dewey, of East Hartford, appointed administrator. 
M. —■ABIGAIL DAVENPORT, b. Feb. 13, 1748; d. after March 8, 1817. 

SIXTH GENERATION — Born at Orford Parish. 

1514. Clarissa, b. Sept. 18, 1771; m. , Robert Hollister, and lived 

at Machias, N. Y. 
' 1515. Thomas, 3d, b. April 18, 1777; m. 

1516. Theodora, b. April 19, 1780; m. 

1517. Elijah b. Feb. 18, 1782; m. 

1518. Martha, b. Nov. i, 1786; m. , Wm. Perry, and lived at 

Pomfret, Chautauqua Co., N. Y. 

^1519. Elizabeth Ann, b. Jan. 26, 1789; m. De Graw. 

^1520. Norman, b. March 8, 1793; d. — — ■, 1831, of cholera; lived at 

East Hartford, Conn.; m. Osgood. 


SIMEON DEWEY, 2d, son of Simeon, b. Feb. 22, 1745, at Lebanon, 
Conn.; d. Sept. 2, 1830, ag. 85, at Lebanon, N. H.; was a black and gun- 
smith at Springfield, Mass., where the U. S. Armory Water shops are, or 
those shops are the successors of his plant; he moved to Hanover, N. H., 
about 1780; m. Jan. 22, 1767, HANNAH ELISS, dau. of Samuel, of Spring- 
field, b. , 1746; d. Sept. 7, 1772, ag. 26, at Springfield, Mass.; he 

m. 2d, 1773, Mrs. ELIZABETH TURNER, dau. of Isaac and Elizabeth 
(Hatch) Bridgman, b. Oct. 14, 1744, at Tolland, Conn.; d. Feb. 22, 1811, 
ag. 66, at Hanover, N. H. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Springfield and Hanover. 

1521. Seneca, b. , 1767; d. June 21, 1814, ag. 47, at Hanover, N. H. 

By Second Wife. 

1523. Jesse, b. March 30, 1774; m. 

1524. Luke, b. Jan. 24, 1776; m. 

1525. Betsey, b. , 1778; m. 

Branch of Josiah. 425 

1526. Cynthia, b. , 1780, at Hanover; nu 

1527. Sophronia, b. , 1782; m. 

1528. Simeon, 3d, b. Oct. 7, 1784; m. 

1529. Paulina, b. , 1786; m. 

1530. William Phelps, b. , 1787; m. 

1530. Joseph Langdon, b. Aug. 12, 1789; m. 


WILLIAM DEWEY, son of Simeon, b. Jan. 11, 1746, at Lebanon, Conn.; 
d. June 10, 1813, ag. 67, at Hanover, N. H. ; was bound out to Joel 
Chamberlain, Dec. 31 , 1763, to learn the " Art, Trade or Mystery of a 
House and Shop Joiner;" the indenture is a printed blank filled in and wit- 
nessed by William Williams, the old town clerk of Lebanon, one of the sign- 
ers of the Declaration of Independence, and is carefully preserved by a 
grandson, Harry Hovey Dewey, of Sheffitld, 111.; settled at Hebron, Conn., 
until 1776, when he located on Connecticut river, four miles above Dart- 
mouth College, where he carried on farming and mechanical operations; 
served 21 days as corporal on Lexington Alarm, in 1775; m. 1768, REBECCA 
CARRIER, dau. of Andrew and Rebecca (Rockwell), of Colchester, Conn., 
b. March 19, 1747; d. July 6, 1837, aged 90, leaving 13 children, 57 grand- 
children, and 40 great grandchildren; ten of her children were at the funeral. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Hebron, Conn. 

''1531. Anna, b. Feb. 13, 1769; d. Sept. 18, 1841, ag. 72. 

1532. Simeon, b. Aug. 20, 1770; m. 

•^1533- William, 2d, b. Jan. 6, 1772; m. 

1534. David, b. June 2, 1773; m. 

1535. Asa, b. Feb. 18, 1775; m. 

Born at Hanover, N. H. 

1536. Israel, b. Jan. 26, 1777; m. 

1537. Lydia, b. March ii, 177S; d. Aug. 28, 1841, aged 63; m. as second 

wife, Eli Hurlburt, b. Nov. 7, 1766, in Conn.; d. April 26, 1845; he 
had 5 children by first wife, Chloe Morse. 

1538. Henry, b. Sept. 12, 1779; m. 

1539. Parthenia, b. Feb. 13, 1781; m. 

1540. Oliver, b. Sept. 26, 1782; m. 

1541. Eunice, b. April 7, 1784; m. 

1542. Elias, b. Dec. 26, 1785; m. 

1543. Andrew, b. April i, 1789; m. 

A son, b. Aug. 9; d. 11, 1791. 

426 ' Dewev Genealogy. 


BENONI DEWEY, Deacon, son of Simeon, b. July i8, 1750, at Leba- 
non, Conn.; d. March 23, 1823, ag. 72, at Hanover, N. H. ; was a black- 
smith at Springfield, Mass., until 1778, when he located at Hanover, N. H., 
and kept a tavern; chosen deacon July 2, 1805, of the Congregational 
"Church, at Dartmouth College; m. May 24, 1774, at Springfield, SABR.V^ 
vVORTHINGTON, b. March 24, 1755; d. .May 6. 1835, aged 80. 


Maria .\nn, b. July 13, 1775: d. , 1776. 

1545. ' \Vm. Worthington, b. .April 29, 1777; m. 

Born .4t H.\nover, N. H. 
1546.^ Samuel Medan, b. .\ug. 11, 1779; i"- 

1547. 1/ Maria Anna, b. Jan. 26, 1782; d. Oct. 25, 1807. 

1548. ■> Lucy, b. Jan. 19, 1784; d. May 21, 1826. 

John, b. Oct. 9, 1786; d. June 15, 1790. 

, Sarah, b. and d. Nov. 28, 1788. 

1549. ^ James, b. Oct. 6, 1789; d. April 4, 1821, at Lan- 

caster, N. H., where he was a merchant; m. Sept. 15, 1814. Maria 
Eames, b. April 30, 1792, at Northumberland, N. H. ; d. Aug. 22, 
1822; they had two infants die in 1815 and 1816, and Anna Maria, 
b. -April 7, 1818; d. March 9, 1834, at Guildhall, Vt. 

1550.* Sarah W., b. Nov. 24. 1791: d. .\pril 11, 1828. 

1550a.' John, b. Dec. 5, 1794; m. 

1550b. V Temperance Worthington, b. Jan. 14, 1798; d. Nov. 6, 1816. 


N MARTIN DEWEY, son of Elijah, b. Nov. i, 1756, at Lebanon, Conn.; 
d. March 15, 1849, aged 92, at Lebanon, N. H., where he was a farmer; 
appears as private in Capt. Hendee's co., Col. Jonathan Chase's regt., of 
N. H. militia, which reinforced the Continental .Army at Ticonderoga; 
served April to June 11, 1777; enlisted in Capt. Samuel Paine's co., N. H. 
milida, in 1778-9; m. Feb. 7, 1782, HANNAH W.\TERMAN, dau. of 
Benjamin and Experience (Hyde), b. Feb. 5, 1756, at Bozrah, Conn. He 
ra. 2d, Jan. 6, 1825, OLIVE SMITH. 

SEVENTH GENERATION— BoR.-^ ki Leb.^non, N. H. 

155 1. y Elizabeth W., b. .\pril 19, 1783; unm. ^ 

1552. Polly, b. Oct. 30, 1784; m. , Quiler Davis; had a son and 

dau., the latter living at Port Huron, Mich., in 1897. 

Branch of Josiah. 


'553- Granville, 

1554. Abigail, 

1555. Lura, 

[556. Benjamin W., 

b. Sept. 5, 1786; m. 

b. Feb. 3, 1789; d. unm. 

b. April 26, 1791; ni. Jared Huntington. 

b. May 14, 1794; m. 

1557. Sylvanus M., b. July 30, 1799; m. had children and settled in Pa. 


■" WILLIAM DEWEY, Doctor, son of Elijah, b. March 9, 

non, N. H. ; d. , at Galway, Saratoga Co., N. Y. ; 1 


769, at Leba- 
1- , 1794. 





' 1560. 
' 1560. 

Sarah, b. , 1795; 

Robinson, of Sandy Creek, 


Solomon Robertson or Henry 

1797; 1 

Fitch Loomis, of New Lebanon, 

1 801; m. John Allen, of Pierrepont Manor, 

William Fitch, b. 

Narcissa, b. 

N. H. 

Melissa, b. 

N. Y. 

Horace, b. 

Ethelinda, b. 

Creek, N. Y. 

Emily, b. 

Fenton, of Mt. 

Hannah, b. — 

Oneida Co., N. Y. 

Horace, b. , 1811 ; was a lawyer and lived in New York city; 

d. in 1864; at the time of his death he was internal revenue collector 
of Westchester county. It was he who ran the first street car 
through 3d avenue, in New York cit}'. He was president of the 
street railway company. In making the first trip he drove with one 
hand and carried his revolver with the other to stand off the objec- 
tors to the road. 

Jason, b. , 1814; m. 

Nancy, b. , i8i6; m. Milo M. Hagar, of Montgomery Co., 

N. Y. 

, 1803; d. 

, 1805; n 

, 1807; m 

Kisco, N. Y. 
, 1809; n 

, Hiram Ferguson, of Sandy 

Dr. Fitch Fenton, or Dr. Stephen 
; George Fowler, of Verona, 


SOLOMON DEWEY, 2d, Captain, son of Solomon, b. March 21, 1750, 
at Lebanon, Conn.; d. Jan. 27, 1813, at Leverett, Mass.; joined Bolton, 
Conn., Church, Aug. 6, 1765, and took oath of fidelity there in 1777; made 

428 Dewey Genealogy. 

freeman next year; one of the listers in 1782; road surveyor in 1787; secre- 
tary of school society in 1797, 8-9. At an adjourned town meeting in Bol- 
ton, April 10, 1797, it was voted, That Joshua Pearl, Reuben Skinner, Joseph 
Carver, Capt. Solomon Dewey, and Samuel Talcott be agents to bring all 
necessary suits at law against any person that has taken any part of the 
Public Highway, etc. He was author of a book on surveying. M. July 
30, 1772, CHRISTIANA CONE, dau. of Capt. Jared and Cliristiana (Loomis), 
who d. , at Amherst, Mass.; joined Bolton Church in 1787. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born .vr Bolton. 

1561, Christiana, b. , 1773; m. Judge Leroy Carpenter, and lived at 

Bridgewater, N. Y. ; had a son, L. D. Carpenter, who was a lawyer 
and Congressman, and died at or near Utica, N. Y. 

1562. Erastus, b. , 1775; d. in N. Y. City; a druggist; lived for 

several years at or near New London, Conn.; m. Oct. 17, 1798, at 
Bolton, Conn., Caroline Carver, dau. of Joseph (?), b. 1778, at 
Bolton, Conn; d. Feb. 4, 1829, at New York city; they had Patty, 

1S03, at New London; Erastus, b. there Jan. 20, 1804; 

[807; d. Jan. 9. 1831, at New York, where he was a 

bapt. Aug. 4, 1776; m. Feb. 8, 1798, Ambrose Collins, 

bapt. Nov. 15, 1778; m. 

bapt. May 6, 1781; m. Collins. 

bapt. Sept. 7, 1783; d. May 18, 1794. 
bapt. May 14, 1786; m. 

bapt. June 22, 1788; m. , P. Warner, and lived at 

Amherst, Mass. 

1569. Horace, bapt. July 17, 1791 ; left home when about 15 years old 

and thought to have gone to sea; perhaps m. Dec. 10, 1825, at 
Springfield, Mass., Sophia Felt, dau. of Lemuel, of West Springfield. 

1570. Salmon, bapt. April 27, 1794; lived at Amherst, Mass.; m. and 

family all died with consumption. 
Sanford, bapt. April 27, 1794; d. June 6, 1794. 

iS7oa. Ruth, bapt. Feb. 12, 1796; m. and died near Amherst, Mass. 


ANDREW DEWEY, son of Solomon, b. Dec. 29, 1751, at Lebanon, 
Conn.; d. July 17, 1816, ag. 64, at Leno.x, Madison Co., N. Y.; served in 
Revolutionary Army; was corporal in 1775, 9th co., 7th regt., Conn. 
Line; m. July — , 1772, at Lebanon, Conn., 'ELIZABETH WOODWORTH, 
dau. of Elijah, b. there Oct. 21, 1753. 

d. Oct. 5, 

Julius, b. 




of Bolton. 


Solomon, 3d 









Branch of Josiah. 429 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Lebanon, Conn. 






Philinda H. 

, b. 



























, SARAH DEWEY, dau. of Solomon, b. May 13, 1758, at Lebanon, Conn.; 

d. March 21, 1837, ag. 78, at Rindge, N. H.; m. , 1783, ASAHEL 

SHURTLEFF, son of William and Hannah, b. May 25, 1757, at Tolland, 
Conn.; d. March 24, 1830, ag. 72. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Swansea, N. H. 

1. Anna, b. Jan. 17, 1784. 

2. Sarah, b. Sept. 20, 1786. 

3. Asahel, b. Sept. 8, 1789. 
4.' Sophia, b. May 17, 1792. 
5.- Miranda, b. Nov. 6, 1794. 
6."^Roswell, b. Aug. 15, 1797. 

7. Jane, b. June 4, 1800. 

8. Maria, b. about 1803. 


MOLLY DEWEY, dau. Solomon, b. Oct. 5, 1 761, at Lebanon, Conn.; 
d. Sept. 13, 1829, ag. 69, at Colchester, Conn.; m. Feb. 5, 1784, SOLOMON 
SCOVELL, b. Sept. 16, 1759; d. Dec. i, 1832, at Colchester, Conn. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Colchester. 

I." Polly, b. Dec. 24, 1785; m. March 31, 1803, Marvin Smith. 

z.^'Harriot, b. Jan. i, 1788; d. July 2, 1823; m. April 20, 1817, 

Asa Northam, and had i, Abby Jane, b. Nov. 4, 1818; d. March 21, 
1891; 2, Samuel Dewey, b. Jan. 4, 1821; d. Nov. 20, 1845; 3, Solo- 
mon Scovell, b. June 12, 1823; d. May 31, 1896, at Westfield, Mass. 

3.' Sarah Ann, b. Feb. 13. 1791; m. March 2, 1812, Daniel Foot, who 

d. and she m. 2d, Feb. 25, 1824, Stephen Tracy. 

4. '^Amherst David, b. Feb. i, 1798; d. July 31, 1837; m. Jan. 10, 1832 (?), 
Rebecca Coggswell, and had Henry Amherst, b. April 5, 1826; is 
now, 1898, on Albany nightboat to New York; and Franklin J., b. 
Sept. 22, 1832. 

430 Dewey Genealogy. 


' BETSEY DEWEY, dau. of Solomon, b. June 4, 1771, at Lebanon, 

Conn.; d. Aug. 11, 1826; m. , 1789, NATHANIEL NEWELL, son of 

Nathaniel and Abigail (Aborn) b. at Ellington, Conn., March 17, 1766; d. 
Aug. I, 1842. 


I. Betsey, b. , 1790; lived at Ellington, Conn. 

* 2. Horace, b. ; lived at Smyrna, N. Y. ; had 8 children. 

'3. Miranda, b. , 1794; d. 12 March, 1823. 

4. Warren Dewey, b. 1796; unm. in Smyrna, N. Y. 

5. Amherst, b. April 24, 1804; lived at Ellington, Conn. 

6. Nathaniel, b. , 1806; lived at Vernon, Conn.; one child. 

■ 7. Hannah Abbott, b. 1808; d. July 31, 1814. 

8. Anson, b. 1810; lived at Ellington; had 4 children. 


"^ ASAHEL DEWEY, Hon., son of Solomon, b. June 15, 1775, at Leba- 
non, Conn. ; d. there as per his tombstone in Columbia old cemetery which 
reads: " IN | memory of | ASAHEL DEWEY Esq. | who died | April 
26, 1846 I aged 71 I A friend beloved, of youth a teacher kind. | To free- 
dom, truth and justice, a defense; | Within our hearts his memory is 
enshrined, | To live till the dread summons call us home." Was county 
surveyor; fond of teaching mathematics; a member of his State Legislature 
at one time, and an honorable, Christian man; m. March 8, 1798, LUCINA- 
FULLER, dau. of Bezaleel and Phebe (Sprague), b. April 10, 1777, at Leba- 
non; there d. Dec. 14, 1826, aged 49. He m. 2d, Sept. 24, 1840, SOPHIA' 
LOOMIS, dau. of Benoni and Grace (Parsons), b. July 9, 1792; d. Sept. 27, 
1859, aged 67. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Lebanon, Conn. 

1581. Silas, b. June 16, 1801; m. 

1582, Amasa (Rev.), b. March 12, 1804; d. Jan. 5, 1840, at Petersham, 

Mass., of consumption; united with Columbia Church in 1821; was 
graduated at Yale College in 1832; studied theology at East Wind- 
sor Seminary; was licensed by the New Haven East Association in 
1838, and ordained pastor in Petersham, Mass., January 11, 1837, 
where he died. A small volume of practical sermons, from his pen, 
was published after his death; m. Jan. 25, 1837, Hadassah Thomp- 
son, dau. of Jacob and Hadassah (Stone), of Munson, Mass., their 
only child, Mary Elizabeth, b. May 18, 1839; d. April 9, 1867, aged 
28, at Munson. 

Branch of Josiah. 431 

1583. Phebe Sprague, b. Oct. 28, 1806; d. unm. July 10, 1846, aged 39. 

iS84/Ansel (Rev.), b. Aug. 9, 1809; d. Aug. 6, 1838, aged 29, of con- 
sumption; united with Columbia Church in 1831; studied theology 
at East Windsor Seminary; was licensed by the Hartford North 
Association, December 14, 1836, but died before assuming any 
pastoral charge. 


'ELEAZER DEWEY, son of Solomon, b. Dec. 4, 1778, at Lebanon, Conn. ; 
d. May 10, 187 1, aged 93, at Columbia, Conn.; the oldest man in town and 
oldest church member, having been a communicant over seventy years; a 
constant attendant until his hearing failed about ten years before his death; 
enjoyed good health all through life and his mental faculties held out much 
beyond the average of aged people. Unassuming and unaspiring in his 
desires and habits through life, he went down to the grave " like a shock of 
corn fully ripe in its season," leaving the sweet savor of a Christian life, and 
a good example to the church and the world, which should ever secure their 
gratitude and benediction upon his memory; m. June 7, 1804, LYDIA 
WRIGHT, d. April 28, 1805, ag. 25. He m. 2d, May 28, 1807, REBECCA 
LITTLE, of Columbia, Conn., who d. June 5, 1866, aged 87. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Columbia. 

1585; Lorenzo Wright, b. April 20, 1805; m. 

1586. Elmore Gervase, b. Nov. 6, 1808; m. 

1587. Lydia Amelia, b. May 3, 181 1; killed Sept. 14, 1839, by falling 

of a well sweep at Barre, N. Y., where they lived; m. Sept. 14, 
1837, Samuel Edson Lyman, and had Edward Payson, b. Dec. 6, 
1838; d. May 31, 1851, at Columbia. 

1588. Elizabeth Henrietta, b. Aug. 9, 1813; d. March 12, 1851, aged 37. 

1589. Harriet Rebecca, b. April 8, 1817; living 1896; m. Aug. 19, 1839. 

William Austin Yeomans, of Columbia, son of David and Sally 
(Little), b. June 14, 1805, at Columbia; there d. Jan. 7, 1846. 

1590. Mary Little, b. Nov. 23, 1819; met with an accident which 

invalided her in 1894; m. Sept. 25, 1844, Alanson Hills Fuller, son 
of Capt. Chester and Eunice (Hills), b. Feb. 19, 1820, at Lebanon; 
d. May 19, 1895, at Columbia, Conn., where he lived, and had: 
I, Amelia Jane, b. Dec. 20, 1847, graduated at Westfield (Mass.) 
Normal School and became a school teacher; living unm. at 

Columbia, Conn., , 1898; 2, Ozro Dewey, b. Aug. 4, 1850; m. 

March 7, 1877, Mercy E. Cobb, of Norwich, Conn.; lived at Leba- 
non, Conn., and had Willis Ozro, b. April 15, 1878, and three others; 
3, Samuel Willis, b. April 22, 1855; d. Aug. 3, 1871; 4, Hattie Eliza- 

432 Dewey Genealogy. 

beth, b. Dec. 26, 1856; m. March 22, 1882, William P. Johnson, of 
Bozrah, Conn., and live on the Fuller homestead at Columbia; no 


^TOSIAH DEWEY, son of Abraham, b. Feb. 27, 1758, at Lebanon, Conn. ; 
d. Jan. 14, 1838, at Leyden, N. Y. ; was a soldier in the Revolutionary War 
about ten months, from Lebanon, Conn., in Capt. Daniel Dewey's co., Col. 
Obadiah Johnson's Regt. of militia, R. I. service, in 1778; also in Wyoming 
Valley company under Capt. Durkee; in 1805 moved to W. Leyden, Lewis 

Co., N. Y.; m. April 20, 1780, LYDLA DAVIS, of Mansfield, Conn., b. , 

1761; was living at Leyden, N. Y., May 9, 1843, aged 82 years, when she 
made a declaration for a pension. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Lebanon, Conn. 

1591. Lydia, b. , 1783; d. Jan. 25, 1864, aged 80, at Rome, 

N. Y. ; m. about 1808, Ezra Adams, b. Sept. 12, 1770; d. Sept. 13, 
1823, at Ava, Oneida Co., N. Y., and had Clarissa, Julia, Polly, 
Ezra, Dewey, Sherwood, and Walker, who was b. Sept. 12, 1822, at 
Ava, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 17, 1887, at Davenport, la., where he was a 
lumber dealer; m. Aug. 30, 1866, at Hillsdale, Mich., Mary Park, 
dau. of Harvey, b. April 19, 1828, at Lee, N. Y. ; living at Daven- 
port, la., in Nov., 1898; their only child, Marie Cooper, b. Aug. 21, 

1869, at Davenport, la.; there m. June 28, 1898, Ballord, and 

lives at St. Hilaire, Minn. 

1592.' Josiah, 2d, b. Feb. 14, 1786; m. 

1593. Fanny, b. , 1788; m. 

1594. Mary, b. -, 1791; m. Eli McGregory, and had Henry, 

Edwin, Eli, Jasper, Theodore, Josiah, Watts, and Adaline. 

1595. Abraham, b. , 1793; m. , Dimmis Wood, and had Abra- 

ham, Selden, of Ruthven, la., Charlotte, and Lucinda Eliza. 

1596. Joshua Davis, b. , 1795; m. , Eliza Hubbard, and had Elmira, 

Sylvester, and Charlotte. 

1597. Lucinda, b. , 1801; d. , 1895, at Lee Center, N. Y. ; m. 

, Roswell Spinning, who d, 1S70, at Lee Center, and had: i, 

Curtis, who m. Jan. 27, 1858, Euphenia Washburn, and d. Dec. 12, 
1896; and 2, Jay. 


'' SYLVESTER DEWEY, son of Abraham, b. Dec. 7, 1759, at Lebanon, 
Conn.; d. Feb. — , 1812; his descendants lived at Randolph. Vt., but where 
he settled has not been determined; m. about 1790, MARY MANN,' a 
handsome Scotch woman. 

Branch of Josiah.- 433 


1598. Sylvester George, b. , 1791; m. 

[599. Darius Mann, b. Nov. 15, 1793; m. 

1600. " Three or four daughters, one m., well to do." 



ALPHEUS DEWEY, son of Abraham, b. March i, 1762, at Lebanon, 
Conn.; d. March 23, 1813, at Mansfield, Conn.; was a private in Capt. 
Andrew Waterman's company of Conn, troops in the Revolutionary War, 
for which service his widow afterwards received a pension; m. Nov. 29, 1787, 

at Windham, Conn., LYDIA FRINK, dau. of Andrew, b. , 1765, at 

Windham, Conn.; d. July 16, 1861, aged 96, at Mansfield, Conn. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Windh.\m. 
1601! Alathea, b. Aug. 24, 1787; m. Uriah Jones, had a family; she 

;, was living a widow at Hampton, Conn., in 1865. 

1602. George Rudd, b. Nov. 26, 1795; d. about i860, at Mansfield, Conn. 

1603. William Pitt, b. Aug. 27, 1798; m. 


FREEMAN DEWEY, son of Abraham, b. Aug. 13, 1772, at Columbia, 
Conn.; d. Aug. 12, 1807, at Windham Center, Conn., where he had lived; 
m. March 27, 1796, at Lebanon, Conn., MARY HIBBARD, dau. of Jona- 
than and Deborah (Sawyer), b. Sept. 27, 1773; d. Aug. 27, 1837. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Windham. 

1605." Lucy, b. May 24, 1797; m. 

1606. Henry Freeman, b. Aug. 17, 1800; d. Dec. 18, 1882, at Bennington, 
Vt., where he settled; m. March 12, 1829, Emma Loomis, of Ben- 
nington, dau. of Jesse and Lydia, b. , 1800; d. Nov. 24, 1865; 

they had Jane L., b. Feb. 14, 1831; d. June 30, 1861. 

1607.' Jonathan, b. April 7, 1803; d. May 6, 1864, at Preston, Conn., 

where he was a cooper; the following amusing anecdote is told of 
him: Being employed by Jonah Witter, keeper of the town poor at 
Long Society, in Preston, one evening a man on horseback drew up 
at the door and inquired for Little Rest (a place in R. I.). Mr. 
Dewey knew by experience that Mr. Witter was an energetic man 
and gave his employees little rest, so he replied: " By the Eternal 
God, sir, this is the place; you are right here; get off your horse, 

get off your horse! " M. , Rebecca Brown, who d. Dec. 3, 

1886, aged 91, at New Rrita,n, Conn.; they had i, Albert, b. , 

who went as cooper on several whaling voyages; settled in the 

434 Dewev Genealogy. 

eastern part of Preston, and there died, m. Sophia Hinckley, dau. 
of Russell; 2, Elijah, was a shoemaker near the bridge in Preston; 

m. Harvey, and 2d, Mrs. Aibertson; his dau., Kate, m. George 

A. Harris, and had Dr. George A. Harris, of Norwich, Conn.; 3, 
Marilla, b. Aug. 17, 1820; living Sept., 1898, at North ^Vestchester, 
Conn.; m. June 2, 1842, at Norwich, John Richmond Buell, son of 
Joseph and Mercy, b. May 23, 1809, at Colchester; d. July 27, 1889, 
at N. Westchester, where he worked in a forge; they had i, George 
Richmond, b. July 27, 1843, at C. ; d. Jan. 17, 1872, at N. W. ; 
served three years in Co. H, 21st regt., Conn. Vols., in Civil War; 
2, Norman, b. Aug. 2, 1846; d. May 23, 1855; 3, Nellie, b. July 9, 
1852; m. Jan. i, 1871, Horace Stevens, of Colchester, who served 
in Co. H, 2ist regt., Conn. 


^ JOSIAH DEWEY, 2d, son of Josiah, b. about 176S, at Canterbury, 
Conn.; d. Feb. 10, 1846, aged 78, at Sullivan, Tioga Co., Pa., where he had 
located about iSio, from Feeding Hills, Mass.; m. , HANNAH BAB- 
COCK, who d. June 4, 1839, aged 72. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Cambridge, N. Y., and 
Feeding Hills, Mass. 

1610. Joseph, b. Feb. 20, 1788; m. 

1611. Sarah, b. July i, 1789; m. 

1612.' Isaac Sheldon, b. March 12, 179.^; ni. , Nancy Woodward; lived 

at Peoria. 111., and had Abigail, b. about 1817; Ann, and Oscar. 

1613. Huldah, b. July 17, 1798; m. , James Calkins; a son, Joel, 

lived at Westfield, Tioga Co , Pa., in Aug., 1898. 

1614. Sandford Smith, b. July 5, 1800, at Feeding Hills; m. 
1615.1 Josiah F., b. June 11, 1802; m. 

1616. James Babcock, b. Jan. 19, 1805; m. 


JOEL DEWEY, Lieut., son of Josiah, b. .\ug. 30, 1777, at Canterbury, 
Conn.; d. Dec. 24, 1846, ag. 69, at White Creek, N. Y. ; was a farmer at 
AVhite Creek, Washington Co., N. Y., after 1814, having moved from Feed 
ing Hills, Mass.; he was called deacon in 1803 and lieutenant; m. Sept. 22, 

1801. MARY McINTYRE, dau. of William (probably), b. , 1778; d. 

Nov. 14, 1802, aged 24; also an infant son buried in same grave; at Feed- 
ing Hills; he m. 2d, Dec. i, 1803, at Westfield, Mass., ISABELLA GRIS- 
WOLD, dau. of Rev. Sylvanus and Elizabeth (Marvin), b. May 7, 1780, at 
Feeding Hills, Mass.; d. Sept. 21, 1848, aged 68, at White Creek, N. Y. 

Branch of Josiah. 435 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Feeding Hills, Mass. 
i62i.'Joel, 2d, b. Oct. 23, 1804; m. 

1622. Mary Mclntire, b. Dei:. 9, 1805; m. 
1623.' Sylvanus G., b. Nov. 6, 1807; d. Sept. 15, 1808. 
1624.- Eliza Marvin, b. Sept. 9, 1809; m. 

1625. Isabel A., b. July 20, 1813; m. 

1626. Harriet Rice, b. Oct. 8, 1817, at White Creek; m. 

1627. Henry Rice, b. Oct. 8, 1817, at White Creek; m. 

1628. Sylvanus Dorr, b. Nov. 20, 1819, at White Creek; m. Jan. i, 1850, 

Abigail Pratt, who died at Alabama Center, N. Y., where he died 

of consumption Dec. 4, 1870, ag. 51; they were Methodists and had 

a dau. Mary, who died at Cambridge, N. Y., of brain fever, ag. 

about four years. 

Josiah Dewey owned a colored girl, born Oct. 23, 1795, at Cambridge, 

N. Y., named Violet, whom he gave to his son Joel when she was about 

eight years old; after 181 2 she lived with Joel Dewey and Mrs. Chase until 

her death, unmarried, April 18, 1865, at Hoosick, N. Y. ; she was a Baptist. 


' ALLEN DEWEY, son of Josiah, b. Sept. 25, 1781, at Cambridge, N. Y. ; 

d. , 1852, at Sullivan, Pa., where he had settled about 1840; m. April 7, 

1803, FANNY LOOMIS, dau. of Pliny and Lovisa (Stephenson), b. Oct. 6, 
1785, at West Springfield, Mass.; d. , 1867, at Sullivan. Pa. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Feeding Hills. 

1631. Mary, b. May 6, 1803; m. 

1632. William W., b. Jan. 17, 1805; m. Oct. 4, 1830, Mary Ann Griswold, 

and had two children in Iowa. 

1633. George, b. Dec. 20, 1806; lived at Feeding Hills, Mass.; m. Julia 

Maria Smith, who d. Jan. 9, 1846, aged 37; they had three infants 
died in 1838-9. 

1634. Dolly Ann, b. Dec. 12, 1809; m. , 1831, Capt. Samuel Fowler, of 

Westfield, Mass.; located at Milwaukee, Wis., and had a family. 

1635. Albert, b. Jan. 24, 181 1; m. 

1636. Lovisa, b. Feb. 24, 1813; m. 

1637. Lyman, b. Aug. 8, 1818; m. , Nancy Palmer, and left two 


1638.- Walter S., b. April 18, 1821; m. , Cynthia Wench, and left three 


436 Dewey Genealogy. 


TEMPERANCE DEWEY, dau. of Daniel, b. Jan. 5, 1754, at Lebanon, 

Conn.; there d. April 23, 1816, ag. 62; m. , 1779, JAMES PETTIS, of 

Lebanon, Conn., son of Peter, b. , 1750; d. Feb. 4, 1S03, ag. 52, at 

Lebanon, Conn. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Lebanon. 

I. Lucretia, b. Jan. 4, 1780; m. Feb. 20, 1798, Stephen D. Tilden. 

■ 2. Oliver, b. Oct. 18, 1781; m. , Wealthy Fitch, dau. of Simon. 

. 3. Lucy, b. , 1783; d. Aug. 7, 1854, ag. 71, at Lebanon; m. , 

: Alfred Howes, who d. Dec. 6, 1838, ag. 58, at Lebanon. 

4. James, b. , 1785; died unm. ; young man. 


''^ DANIEL DEWEY, 2d, son of Daniel, b. April 24, 1760, at Lebanon, 
Conn.; there d. Dec. 17, 1842, ag. 82; served in his father's company in 
Revolutionary War, under Gen. Spencer, in R. I., 1776, '77, "78, also under 

Capt. Andrew Waterman and Capt. Green, and received a pension; m. , 

JOANNA DUTTON, b. May 3, 1769; d. Jan. 17. 1812; m. 2d, , Mrs. 

MARTHA COWDRY, who d. Dec. 31, 1843, aged 73, and is buried at 
Liberty Hill P. O., Lebanon, beside Mr. Dewey. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Lebanon. 

1641. Flavel, b. Feb. 2, 1801; m. 

1642. Anna, b. , 1803; m. Fuller. 

, 1643. Temperance, b. , 1805; m. Savage. 


ELIPHALET DEWEY, son of Daniel, b. Dec. 13, 1762, at Lebanon, 

Conn.; d. , 1838, at Cadiz, Ohio; a farmer at Lebanon, Conn., and 

shortly after his second marriage, in 1798, he removed to Hartwick, and 
then to Coopeistown, N. Y. He was largely interested in building up the 
interests of " Hartwick Seminary," where his children received their educa- 
tion. In 1835 he removed to Cadiz, where he lived with his son, Chauncey 
Dewey; m. Dec. 30, 1784, at Lebanon, SUSANNAH WILLIAMS, dau. of 
Capt. Veach and Lucy (Walworth), b. July 13, 1764, at Lebanon, Conn.; d. 
May 20, 1792, ag. 27, at Lebanon, Conn.; m. Aug. 25, 1793, RACHEL ANN 
HYDE, only dau. of Silas and Martha (Waterman), b. Dec. 3, 1761, at 
Norwich W. Farms, Conn.; d. about 1847, at Cadiz, Ohio. 

Branch of Josiah. ' 437 

1651. Eliphalet, 2d, b. April 15, 1786; m. 

Susan, b. , 1788; d. July 4, 1789. 

1653. 'Susan, b. March 31, 1790; m 

1654. Lucy, b. Feb. 21, 1792; m. 

Born at Cooperstown, N. Y. 
Martha, b. near Norwich; d. soon. 

1656. Chauncey, b. March 27, 1796; m. 

1657.' Joshua Hyde, b. May 21, 1797; m. 

1658. Henry (M. D.), b. , 1800, at Hartvvick, N. Y. ; m. in 1826 to Eve- 

line Gay, of Utica, N. Y. He d. in 1828, at Otsego, N. Y., of 

1659. Harriet, b , 1803, at Hartwick; d. Dec. 25, 1842; m. Feb., 

1837, Jonathan Sprague, the widowed husband of her half sister, 
Susan Dewey. They had three children. 

1660. 'Silas Hyde, b. April 21, 1806; m. 


JOSHUA DEWEY (see portrait), son of Daniel, b. April 7, 1767, 
Lebanon, Conn.; d. Feb. 24, 1864, Watertown, N. Y. " Joshua Dewey, as 
we have good reason to believe, was the first school teacher in the village; 
he was the son of Daniel Dewey, a farmer, of Lebanon, Conn., where he 
was born April 7th, 1767. He entered Yale College in his 17th year. In 
1791 he located in Otsego county and attended its first court. He established 
the first school in the village of Cooperstown, and was the teacher of 
J. Fenimore Cooper, whom (says one) he distinctly recollects as a boy learn- 
ing his A. B. C. From this county he was sent to the Legislature, repre- 
senting the people in 1797, 1799, and 1800." (From the History of Coopers- 
town.) Located in De Kalb, on a farm. He was engaged in mercantile 
business in Watertown, Sackctt's Harbor and Auburn, N. Y., and finally in 
Brooklyn, where Ije lived with his youngest son, Louis H. Dewey, for many 

years. M. , LORA I.OOMIS, dau. of Israel and Rebecca (Bingham), 

b. Dec. 28, 1768, at Lebanon, Conn.; d. Oct. 31, 1840, at Sacketfs Harbor, 
N. Y. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Lebanon, 

1661. Chester, b. July 21, 1787; m. 

1662. Lucius, b. Jan. 24, 1789. 

1663. Belden J., b. Nov. 17, 1790. 

438 Dewey Genealogy. 

Born at Cooprrstown, N. Y. 


b. Jan. 18, 

1794; d. Feb. 25, 1791 



b. Feb. 8, 

1796; m. 



b. May 4, 

179S; m. 



b. June 20, 

, 1800; m. 


b. May 9, 

1802; d. Aug. 4, 1803. 


' Louisa, 

b. Aug. II 

, 1804; m. 


' Emeline, 

b. May 6, 

1807; m. 

Born at Dk Kalb N. Y. 
1670a.' Marcia M., b. Dec. 18, 1809; m. 
1670b. Louis H., b. Oct. 31, 1813; ni. 


■ TRYPHENA DEWEY, dau. of Daniel, b. in 1769 (or 1765), at Lebanon, 
(jonn.; d. , at Columbia, Conn.; there m. , JOHN WILLIAMS. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Columbia. 

1. Ammi, b. ; d. March 30, 1864, at Atlanta, Ga. ; m. Laura 

Loomis, dau. of Simon and Martha. 

2. John, 2d, b. ; d. near Tarboro, N. C. ; m. . 

3.. Orren, b. : m. Nov. i, 1835, at Richmond, Va., his fifth wife, 

/ Caroline Hull. 

4. Josiah, b. Dec. 31, 1783, at Columbia, Conn.; d. Oct. 22, 1864, at 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; m. Dec. 9, 1807, at Lebanon, Conn.. Martha 
(" Patty") Loomis, dau. of Simon and Martha (Buckingham), b. 
June 9, 1784; d. April 13, 1857; they had: i, Caroline, b. Sept. 6, 
1808, at Richmond, Va. ; d. June 20, 1867; m. Dec. 24, 1827, John 
Davis, who d. Dec. 4, 1831, and she m. Jacob Rowe; 2, Emily, 
b. Dec. 26, 1810; d. soon; 3, Martha, b. Aug. 15, 1812; m. Dr. 
Leach; 4, Worthington Buckingham, b. Dec. 20, 1815, at New 
York city; d. Dec. 12, 1891, at Rose Lawn, near Putnamville, Ind., 
and buried at Greencastle; m. July 13, 1837, Lydia Ann Lapsley 
Reed, dau. of Rev. Isaac and Elinor (Young), b. May 25, 1823, at 
"College of Peace," Ind.; d. Aug. 15, 1887, at Rose Lawn; they 
had eleven children, viz.: i, Josiah Clinton, b. Sept. 19, 1839, at 
Putnamville, Ind.; m. Nov. 13, 1867, at Neosho, Mo., Laura Ann 
Ebert, and had: Virginia Edistina, b. Dec. 22, 1868; 2, Julia 
Edistina, b. Oct. 11, 1842; living at Greencastle, Ind., in 1898; 3, 
Ann Gertrude, b. May 19, 1844; m. Sept. i, 1864, Edwin T. William- 
son, and had two sons who d. soon ; Mrs. Williamson lived at Green- 
castle, Ind,, in November, 1S98; 4, Edwin Montague, b. Sept. 18, 

Branch of Josiah. 439 

1845; d. March 14, 1894, and buried at Greencastle; m. May Battell, 
of Neosho, Mo., and had Charles Edwin, and Worthington B. ; 5, 
Worthington Augustus, b. March 5, 1849, at Warren, Ind. ; m. Sept. 
28, 1876, Ellen Ingram, and had Minnie Ella, Lydia Ann, b. Aug. 
15, 1887, and James Worthington; 6, Mary Emily, b. July 23, 1852; 
m. August, 1895, Alph. W. Bodle, of Putnamville; 7, Flora, b, March 
4, 1854; m. Aug. 18, 1885, J. H. G. Weaver; lives at Eureka, Cal., 
and had Charlotte Reed, and Bonita; 8, Martha Loomis, b. Dec. 14, 
185s; lives at Greencastle; m. July — , 1896, James H. Gilmore; 9, 
Francis Reed, b. Aug. 11, 1858; m. Aug. — , 1888, Ollie Peck; lives 
at Putnamville, and had Harry Whitfield, Leland Stanford and 
George Davis, twins; Orren Dewey and Gertrude Loomis, twins; 
10, Carrie Rowe, b. Oct. 13, i860; d. Feb. 27, 1893; 11, Oliver 
Morton, b. July 20; d. Nov. 13, 1863; 5, Emily, b. Jan. 21, 1818; 
6, Orren Augustus, b. June 14, 1820; d. Sept. 2, 1873, at Pough- 
keepsie; m. Dec. 15, 1858, Josephine Giraud, and had four chil- 
dren: I, Adelia Ann, b. July 23, 1822; 2, Charlotte Elizabeth, b. 
June 14, 1825, at Poughkeepsie. 

5. Austin, b. -; m. O. Buck, of New Haven, Conn. 

6." George, b. ; m. at Hebron, Conn., Jerusha Cone. 

7.'' Nancy, b. ; m. in Connecticut. 


DARIUS DEWEY, Captain, son of John, b. Aug. 22, 1757, at Lebanon, 
Conn.; d. Dec. 13, 1849; lived at Lebanon, Conn., until 1783, when he 
located at Royalton, Vt. ; was a Revolutionary soldier; m. June i, 1786, at 
Scotland, Conn., RACHEL BINGHAM, b. Nov. 17, 1762; d. Oct. 25, 1819; 
he m. 2d, Oct. 15, 1820, MARY HALL, who d. March 20, 1825; he m. 3d, 
Nov. 4, 1826, ELEANOR WILLIAMS, who d. April 16, 1836; he m. 4th, 

Dec. 6, 1839, JERUSHA SKINNER, b. , 1785; living in Feb., 1853, 

when she declared for a pension. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Royalton. 
1671.' Lydia, b. March i, 1787; d. childless; m. Feb. 27, 1820, Bolio 

Hall, of N. Y 
1672. Ebenezer B., b. Feb. 7, 1789; m. 
1673.. Rhoda, b. July 10, 1791; m. 

1674., Martha, b. March 19, 1793. 

1675. Darius, 2d, b. May 8, 1795; m. 
1676. 'John, b. April 10, 1797; 

1677. ^Lucinda, b. March 24, 1801. 1 

1678. Milo, b. April 10, 1807; settled at Fayette, la.; m. Elizabeth 

Wright, had Julia Gertrude, b. Aug. 20, 1856, who m. Taylor. 

440 Dewey Genealogy. 

/ «»»« 

REBECCA DEWEY, dau. of John, b. July 4, 1759, at Lebanon, Conn; 
there d. Aug. 18, 1850, ag. 91; m. Nov. 30, 1780, AMOS FOWLER, 
Captain, youngest child of Capt. Abijah and Abigail (Bigelow), b. March 17, 
1758, at Colchester, Conn.; d. Nov. 30, 1837, ag. 80; he had been a non- 
commissioned officer on Gen. Washington's Lifeguards. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born .^t Leb.4.non. 
I. Clarissa, b. Oct. 14, 1781; d. Oct. 8, 1866. 

2'. Fanny, b. June 28, 1783. 

3: Sally, b. March 19, 1785; d. Aug. 4, 1812. 

4.' Rhoda, b. , 1787; d. soon. 

5. Rhoda, b. April 12, 1789; d. Aug. 16, 1868. 

6. 'Orrin, b. July 29, 1791; d. Sept. 3, 1852. 
7.' John, b. Aug. 18, 1793; d. Oct. 27, 1843. 

8.^ Amos, b. July 19, 1795; ''■ i'^^h' -< 1875; he m. Lydia Lathrop 

Backus, dau. of Oliver and Dice (Hyde); Gen. Amos Fowler and 
wife Lydia settled at Lebanon, where he was a member of the Legis- 
lature and served in every grade of office in the militia up to the 
rank of major-general. 
9.' Henry, b. Dec. 3, 1797; d. March 15, 1881. 

10.. Harriet (twin), b. Dec. 3, 1797; d. Sept. — , 1876. 
ii.''Bijah, b. Aug. 21, 1799; d. Sept. 5, 1815. 

12.:- Anson, b. Dec. 19, 1803. 


J RHODA DEWEY, dau. of John, b. March 6, 1761, at Lebanon, Conn.; 
d. May 2, 1846, at Williamstown, Mass.; m. Dec. 30, 1784, at Colchester, 

Conn., NATHANIEL CHAMBERLAIN, Jr., b. , 1756; d. June 3, 

1840, ag. 84. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Colchester. 

I.- Elijah, b. April 2, 1787. 
2.- Anson, b. Jan. 28, 1789. 
3. Emory, b. Dec. 28, 1790. 
4.' Ralph, b. June 16, 1794. 


' JOHN WOODWARD DEWEY, son of John, b. Dec. 31, 1762, at Leba- 
non, Conn.; d. Nov. 15, 1839, ag. 86, at Hamilton, Canada West; moved to 
Sherburne, Chenango Co., N. Y., in 1809; to Romulus, Seneca Co., N. Y., 


Branch of Josiah. 441 

in 1818; in his old age and infirmity he went to live with his son, Jonathan 
R., at Columbus, Warren Co., Pa.; was there in 1835, but died while on a 
visit to his dau. Maria (Mrs. Moore), in Canada West; he was a soldier in 
the Revolutionary War, and applied for a pension in Oct., 1832; m. Nov. 
15, 1787, at Windham. Conn., ABIGAIL RUDD, dau. of Dea. Jonathan 
and Mary (Tracy), b. June 13, 1767, at Windham, Conn.; d. March 13, 1813, 
ag. 45, at Sherburne, N. Y. ; m. Feb. 17, 1815, at Sherburne, N. Y., Mrs. 
EMMA TUPPER, b. about 1770; she went to live with her relatives a few 
years before her husband's death; was living at Great Barrington, Mass., in 
Feb., 1854, aged 84 years, when she declared for a pension; there d. Oct. 
17, 1862, aged 93 yrs. 9 mos. 28 days. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Lebanon, Conn. 
1681. Lucia, b. Aug. 4, 1788; m. Sept. 22, 1809, Geo. G. King, b. 

July 21, 1786, at Durham, Conn., and had 11 children. 
1682.' John W., 2d, b. May 17, 1790; m. 
1683. , Maria, b. Sept. 10, 1794; m. Jan. 27, 1817, Stoughton Moore, 

and had 9 children. 
1684. 'Elizabeth, b. May 16, 1796; m. John Smith, and had 4 sons and 

I dau. 
1685.' Daniel Ordway, b. March 18, 1798; m. 

1686. 'Abigail, b. , 1802; d. unm. at Columbus, Pa. 

i687.^Rhoda, b. May 23, 1804; m. 

1688. "Jonathan Rudd, b. March 15, 1805; m. 

i689ySarah E., b. , 1808; m. John H. Brown, of Sherburne, 

N. Y. ; she m. 2d, Wm. H. Cleveland, and had son, John H. 



' BEZALEEL DEWEY, son of John, b. Oct. 28, 1764, at Lebanon, Conn. ; 
there d. as per tombstone: " In Memory of | Mr. Bezaleel Dewey | who 
Departed this life | in hopes of a better | Oct. 24'" 1792 | in y» 28"' year | 
of his age | Also a son named Abel | who Died Deem 1790 | Aged 4 months." 
Was a farmer, and m. Dec. 9, 1787, SYBEL METCALF, dau. of Abel and 
Abigail (Thorp), b. Dec. 3, 1761, at Lebanon. 

1691. Ebenezer, b. Oct. 15, 1788; m. 
'Abel, b. Aug.; d. Dec, 1790. 

442 Dewey Genealogy. 


■^ SHERMAN DEWEY, son of Joshua, b. Oct. 15, 1772, at Hartford, Vt. 
there d. Feb. — ,1813, where he was justice of the peace, also collected con- 
siderable family history; m. June 26, 1808, JOANNA FLETCHER, dau. of 
Seth and Joanna (Fletcher), b. July — , 1779, at Westford, Mass.; d. Sept. 
21, 1839; she m. 2d, Sept. 9, i8i8, John Durkee, of Hanover, N. H. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Hartford. 

1695. Sherman Fletcher, b. April 24, 1S09; d. unm. Nov. 17, 1861, at Alex- 

anderville, O. 

1696. James Madison, b. May 16, 1810; m. 


' JOHN DEWEY, son of Joshua, b. May 29, 1774, at Hartford, Vt. ; d. 
Nov. 3, 1823, aged 49, on the old homestead his father located on in Hart- 
ford, Vt. ; was a farmer who, though having limited pecuniary means, was 
nevertheless possessed of sterling moral and intellectual qualities, which were 
transmitted in an eminent degree to his descendants; m. Jan. 3, 1805, 
MARY WRIGHT, of Lebanon, N. H., dau. of Abel and Mary (Lyman), b. 
June 25, 1782; d. April 21, 1862. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Hartford, Vt. 

1701.. Albert Gallatin, b. Dec. 16, 1805; m. 

1702. 'Eliza Baldwin, b. Dec. 21, 1807; d. Jan. 2, 1871; lived at 

Quechee, Vt. ; m. May 27, 1833, Urial Spaulding, and had: Mary 
Eliza, b. at Quechee, Vt., who m. James Fo.x, and had two chil- 
dren, Walton and Josephine. 

1703. Mary Lyman, b. Nov. 11, 1815; m 

1704. Juliette Amanda Malvina, b. July 4, 1818; m. Samuel Wyatt, and had: 

I, Mary Isabelle, Jan. 13, 1841, at Radnor, Pa.; m. Nathan B. 
Dana, and had Eula and Bertie; 2, Charles Albert, Jan. 18, 1848; 

m. Isabelle , and had Myra; 3, Carrie Eliza, Sept. 12, 1850; 

m. Edward Hall, and had Etta and Mary; Mrs. Hall d. Feb. — , 
1896; 4, La Forrest Martin, , 1855; m. , and has children. 

1705. Jasper John, b. Jan. 8, 1821; d. unm. Jan. 25, 1846. 


JOSHUA DEWEY, 2d, son of Joshua, b. Nov. 18, 1778, at Hartford, Vt. ; 
d. March 27, 1863, at Rochester, Vt. ; m. Nov. 20, 1808, at Vershire, Vt., 
ESTHER THOMAS, b. Dec. 24, 1779, at Rindge, Cheshire Co., N. H. ; d. 
Nov. 16, 1827, at Rochester, Vt. 

Branch of Josiah. 443 


1706. Marinda, b. June 10, 1814, at Rochester, Vt. ; m. March 24, 1831, at 
Hartford, Vt., Lyman Eastman; she was divorced from him in 1835, 
and m. Nov. 7, 1837, at Woodstock, Vt., Smith Tinkham; Mrs. 
Marinda d. June 10, 1891, at Rochester, Vt. ; her son, Thomas 
Eastman, b. March 2, 1832, at Hartford, Vt., was living at Rutland, 
Vt., in 1897. 


AARON DEWEY, 2d, son of Aaron, b. Dec. 13, 1759, at Lebanon, 

Conn.; d. ; a farmer in Bennington Co., Vt., eastern N. Y. ; moved to 

Cohocton, Steuben Co., N. Y., about 1810; on New Hampshire Rolls, Aaron 
Dewey appears as private, enlisted June 29, 1777, served four days, on pay- 
roll of Capt. Daniel Shattuck's Co., in Col. Sam Ashley's regt., which co. 
marched from Hinsdale on alarm, June 29, 1777, to reinforce the garrison 
at Ticonderoga. His pay was ^i, 17, i. Aaron Dewey, Jr., of Plattsburg, 
N. Y., sold to John Brock, of Bromley (now Peru), Vt., 106 acres of land 
in Peru for $336, in 1802, being the first deed recorded in Peru, Vt. ; m. ist 


1711. Susie, b. about 1789, in Bennington Co., Vt. ; m. Piatt Saxton, 
and had: Lyman, b. about 1819; Eunice, lived in northern Mich.; 
Joseph, Aaron, Ruth, Gershom, Arvilla, lived in Michigan. Some 
of the family lived at Haskinville, Steuben Co., N. Y. 

1712.' Eleazer, b. March 7, 1791; m. 

1713. Ruth, b. about 1793; m. Hezekiah Barber, and had: i, Olive, b. 

; d. ; 2, Eunice, b. ; m. Manton Cory; lived at Quincy, 

Mich.; no children; both dead (1897); 3, Dewey Hezekiah, b. ; 

m. , Saluta Cook Dewey, dau. of Timothy (No. 1714, q. v.); 

lived Quincy, Branch Co , Mich.; 4, Aaron, b. ; 5, Hannah, 

b. ; m. John Ransom; lived at Quincy, Mich., had Asa; 2, 

Amaziah; 6, Abel, b. ; unm.; a miser; 7, Huldah, b. ; 

m. John McConnell; lived at Quincy, Mich.; 8, Matilda, b. ; 

m. Charles Rawson; lived at Quincy, Mich. 

1714. Timothy, b. May 3, 1795, at Rutland, Vt. ; m. 

By Second Wife. 

1716. Horace, b. Dec. 24, 1801; m. 

17 17. Richard, b. Sept. 5, 1803; m. ' 

1718. Lemirah, b. March i, 1805, near Ballston, N. Y., m. 

1719. Hiram, b. about 1807; m. 
Eliza, b. , 1809; d. young. 

Dewey Genealogy. 


ELEAZER DEWEV, son of Aaron, b. Aug. S, 1761, at Lebanon, Conn.; 
d. Feb. 18, 1824; was a teamster in Continental Army in 1777 from Col- 
chester, Conn.; moved to Hartford, Washington Co., N. V., about 1800; m. 
Aug. 25, 1783, FREELOVE BOOEN, b. July 11. 1766. 


1721. Jesse, b. April 14, 1785; m. 

1722. David, b. Dec. 31, 1786; m. 

1723. Hannah, b. Dec. 20, 1788; m. Jan. 22, 1807, . 

1724. Aaron, b. Nov. 13, 1790; m. 

1725. Eleazer, b. Nov. 6, 1792; m. Jan. 5, 1815, . 

1726. Rachel, b. Aug. 24, 1794; m. Jan. 4, 1815, . 

1727. Phebe, b. July 24, 1796; m. March 11, 1818, 

1728.. Francis B., b. Aug. 8, 1798; d. Aug. 19, 1818, ag. 20. 

1729. Sarah, b. Aug. 2, 1800; m. May 13, 181S, . 

1730. Amos, b. Dec. 22, 1802; m. Jan. 25, 1824, . 

i73i.'Sylva, b. Oct. 26, 1S04; m. June 8, 1S28, . 

1732. Freelove, b. Dec. 12, 1806; m. April 6, 1834, . 


JAMES DEWEY, son of Aaron, b. July 21, 1766; lived at Peru, Ben- 
nington Co., Vt., which place until 1804 was known as Bromley; at the first 
town meeting he was elected a lister, in 1803 he had a grand list of $83.74, 
and two years later he had four scholars in his family of school age; m. Sept. 
22, 1790, at Bromley (Peru), Vt., PENINAH HURLBERT, b. Jan. 4, 1772. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born .\t Peru, Vt. 

1733. Jonathan, b. March 20, 1791; m. 

1734. Levi, b. June 3, 1793. 

Samuel, b. Dec. 5, 1795; d. Dec. 20, 1795. 

1735. Mary, b. April 16, 1797. 

1736. Sally, b. Feb. 14, 1800. 

1737. James, b. July 19, 1802. 


ZIBIAH DEWEY, dau. of David, b. Aug. 27, 1768, at Southampton, 
Mass.; m. June 8, 1786, at Southampton, ELI.AKIM DANKS, perhaps Eli 
son of Samuel and Sarah, b. March 9, 1756 at Southampton. 

Branch of Jusiah. 445 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Southampton. 
I. 'Dolly, b. March 29, 1787. 
2.s.Aurelia, b. July 25, 1789. 
3. ,Reuel, b. Oct. 3, 1791. 


V ^ ■; ' 

CEPHAS DEWEY, son of David, b. July 7, 1772, at Southampton, 
Mass.; d. June 9, 1816, at Chesterfield, Mass., from mortification after an 
amputation of the leg; was a carpenter at Chesterfield, Mass.; m. Nov. 10, 
1797, at Northampton, Mass., TAMAR SLACK, who d. about 1852, aged 
77, in Chautauqua Co., N. Y. ; she m. 2d, about 1820, David Spooner. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Chesterfield, Mass. 
1741. ^Julius, b. April 3, 1798; m. 
1742.' Phebe, b. May 16, 1800; d. March 4, 1843, aged 43. 

J Sarah, b. April 16, 1803; d. soon. 
1744. ■ Harriet, b. Nov. 23, 1804; d. Nov. 17, 1S38; m. Jonathan Edwards, 

who d. April 5, 1838; their son d. soon. 
1745.^' Emma, b. May 21, 1807; m. 
1746. 'Sarah, b. Nov. 25, 1809; d. Aug. 25, 1829. 

W. ■ 1431. 

JOHN DEWEY, 2d, son of John, b. Aug. 4, 1773, at Suffield, Conn.; d. 
March 26, 1863, at Manchester, N. Y. ; a farmer and miller; moved to what 
is now Manchester, Ontario Co., N. Y., in 1817, from Suffield, Conn.; m. 
Feb. 18, 1798, at Hampton, Conn., OLIVE HOVEY, who d. May 17, 1829, 
at Manchester, N. Y. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Suffield. 

'Olive, b. Dec. 27, 1799; d. Nov. 6, 1800. 

John, b. Aug. 24, 1801; d. Aug. 10, 1805. 

1753. Hiram, b. Jan. 13, 1803; m. 

1754. Eunice Woodward, b. May 20, 1804; d. 1890; m. May 20, 1827, at 

Manchester, N. Y., Mowry Aldrich, who d. in 1849; they had: 
Mov/ry, of Hudson, Mich.; d. in 1891; Olive (M. D.), of Phila- 
delphia, Pa.; Edward, of Mississippi, was Confederate soldier; 
Eugene, a Confederate soldier, d. in Missouri in the army; John, 
d. young in Michigan; Hiram, living in Kansas, three years a Union 
soldier in 126th N. Y. regt. Vols.; William, d. in Mississippi; 
Eunice Arabell, m. Snook, and d. in 1884. 

446 Dewev Gexealocy. 

1756. 'William Wyllis^ b. March 17, 1808; m. 

'757- 'Joseph Howard, b. Oct. 4, 1810; m. 

1758. J George Gordon, b. Nov. 2, 1813; d. Sept. — , 1841; m. , Esther 

Evatt, and had George H., b. about 1840; was living in Michigan 
in 1890, and served in a Michigan regiment in Civil War. 


^-1 MOLLY DEWEY, dau. of John, b. April 19, 1775, at Sufifield, Conn.; d. 
March 19, 1855; m. Nov. 15, 1796, MOSES HULL, a farmer and Methodist 
preacher in western N. Y. 


1. Polly. 

2. Chloe. 

3. Aurilla, b. July 15, 1801; d. July 17, 1889; m. Nov. 10, 1819, Asa 

Parshall, and had: i, Harriet A.; 2, Emily M. ; 3, Moses H. ; 4, 
Edwin A.; 5, John D. ; all dead but John D., in Dec, 1896. 

4. Moses, b. March 24, 1803; m. Jan. 18, 1826, Clarissa Phelps. 

5. Truman. 

6. John D. 

7. Clarissa. 

8. Cyrus. 

9. Jerusha. 

10. Sarah. All dead in 1896 except Moses, Jr. 

,,. 1433. 

^JEDEDIAH DEWEY, son of John, b. May 15, 1777, at Suffield, Conn.; 
d. May 8, 1859, ag. 82, at Manchester, N. Y. ; moved from Connecticut, 
town of Suffield, to the county of Ontario, town of Manchester, N. Y., in 
the year of our Lord 1799. During the month of February he and his wife, 
whose maiden name was Ann Bement, came the whole distance with a yoke 
of oxen attached to a sled, driving two cows through the snow and bitter 
cold weather. When they arrived at Utica they found the road in a bad 
shape, only the trees having been removed from the path. The letter H 
was cut on the trees by the roadside which stood for highway, which was 
done for the guidance of travelers. After suffering great privations travel- 
ing through the snow and zero weather, driving a yoke of oxen, two cows 
and a calf, for one of their cows dropped a calf on their journey, they arrived 
safely at their destination, being thoroughly worn out by their journey. 
All they had in the world was their oxen, cows, calf, sled and household 
goods on the sled. They ran in debt for their land, which they paid for in 
after years. Mr. Dewey had been out the year before, made a small clearing. 

Branch of Josiaii. 447 

sowed some wheat and put up a log house. The place he settled on was 
what is now known as the place where Jedediah Dewey, Jr., lived and died. 
He brought the place into a good state of cultivation, and left it to his 
family. He died at the good old age of 82 and went to his reward in Heaven, 
having been a devout Baptist all his days. He was a man of great force of 
character. Whatever he thought was right and he undertook to do he per- 
severed until he accomplished it, if it was among the possibilities. He was 
rigid in his religious observance. He was a Baptist of the olden style, as 
were all the Dewey family. He told his son Edmund, that is, Col. Dewey, 
when he became a Universalist, *' Now, do not tell your children anything 
about it, for if you do you will ruin your whole family." He was a straight 
out Whig in politics, and made himseli^felt wherever he went. He was, as 
were many of our old pioneers, a grand old man; m. Nov. 28, 1798, at 
Suffield, Conn.T^ANNA BEMENT, dau. of Edmond and Mary (Sheldon), 
b. Jan. 22, 1780, at Suffield; d. May 18, 1865, ag. 85, at Manchester, N^Y. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Farmington (now Man- 
chester), N. Y. 

i76iNAnna, b. Sept. 11, 1799; m. Sept. 25, 1821, Oliver Hovey, 

who d. in Ohio; she d. June 23, 1825, at Manchester, N. Y. ; no 

i762.~^Edmund Bement, b. June 2, 1801; m. 

i763.^Harriet, b. Aug. 30, 1803; d. Dec. 5, 1879, at Manchester; 

m. Jan. 5, 1823, Jeremiah Lyke, b. March 3, 1797, in Dutchess Co., 
N. Y. ; d. Nov. 5, 1875; they had: i, Elizabeth H., b. April 6, 
1827; 2, Angeline, b. April i, 1831; d. Nov. 13, 1850; 3, Jeremiah, 
b. Jan. 19, 1835; 4, Dewey, b. June 19; d. Nov. 26, 1837; 5, Maria 
D., b. April 10, 1839; d. Sept. 26, 1850; 6, Olive C, b. July 13, 
1841 ; d. Jan. 11, 1874. 
^ Silas, b. May 8, 1805; d. March 17, 1810. 

1765.' Jedediah, 2d, b. April 15, 1807; m. 

1766. Wealthy, b. Jan. 18, 1811; d. April 14, 1854; m. Jan. 23, 1834, 

Robert Robinson, at Manchester, b. Jan. 24, 1806; d. July 13, 1865. 

1767. Mary, b. June 4, 1815; d. June 6, 1894; m. Sept. 6, 1832, 

Seymour Aldrich, b. Aug. 10, 1810; d. Jan. 20, 1888; lived at 
Shortsville, N. Y., and had: i, David R., b. April 5, 1834; 2, 
Edmond D., b. April 8, 1835; 3, Mary E., b. Aug. 7, 1840; 4, 
Wilson, b. March 9, 1838; 5, William H., b. March 14, 1842; 6, 
Emily, b. June 30, 1845; 7, Anna, b. June i, 1849; d. March 3, 
1869; 8, Caroline C, b. Sept. i, 1S46; d. Aug. 23, 1849; 9, Sarah, 
b. July 24, 1851; 10, Dewitt C, b. July 2, 1853; d. Oct. 9, 1874; 11, 
Ellen, b. Aug. 3, 1857. 

448 Dewev Genealogy. 

1768. Olive, b. May 23, 1817; m. April 12, 1S37, Hezekiah Owen 

Baggerly, and lived at Savannah, N. Y., in May, 1898; had a son, 
Wilber F. Baggerly, of Savannah, N. V. 

1769. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 26, 1819; d. Feb. 14, 1895, ag. 75, at Fair- 

port, N. Y. ; m. Dec. 28, 1842, Leander Peabody Moseley, b. Oct. 
10, 1809, at Lebanon, Conn.; they had: i, Anna Sarah, b. Sept. 
i7t 1853; m. Oct. 18, 1876, Charles Clarence Moore, a lumber mer- 
chant at Fairport N. Y., b. Aug. 7, 1851; 2, Carrie Elizabeth, b. 
Sept. 19, 1855. 

^ 1433. 

IRA DEWEY, son of John, b. Nov. 11, 1781, at Enfield, Conn.; d. Aug. 
29, 1858; a farmer; moved to Schoharie, N. Y., before 1805; lived at Car- 
lisle, N. Y., after 1823; m. , 1804, CHARLOTTE TILLOTSON, dau. 

of Amasa and Rachel (Trumble), b. , 1786, at Enfield, Conn, (she had 

two brothers who died young of consumption, and a sister, Chene, who mar- 
ried Jason Dewey, of Westfield, Mass, No. 8262, on Jedediah branch); she 
d. about 1875. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Schoharie, N. Y. 

1771.'' Marcus A., b. Dec. 19, 1805; m. 

1 772:^ Charlotte, b. Feb. 3, 1809; m. Aug. 25, 1855, Wm. Rotom; lived at 
Cobleskill, N. Y., and d. Nov. 29, 1886, ag. 78; no children. 

1773.' Harvey T., b. March 13, 181 1; m. 

1774. ; Charles, b. Aug. 9, 1814; m. 

i77S-,.Terome, b. Feb. 17, i8i8- m. , 1S45, Eliza Hoag. b. Dutchess 

Co., N. Y., 1822, dau. of David; farmer, and lived at Schoharie and 
Sloansville, N. Y., and d. , 1890; no children. 

1776 ^Franklin, b. Oct. 30, 1820; m. 

1777. (Edward, b. May 30, 1824; m. Feb., 24 1859, d. Jan. 25, 1896, ag. 
71; Catharine Sagendorf, dau. of George and Catharine (Dings), b. 
April — , 1830, at Cobleskill. N. Y. ; died Aug. 23, 1887, lived at 
Carlisle, N. Y. ; no children; he was a farmer; was living with 
his nephew, Solomon Dewey, at Esperance, N. Y., in 1890. 

1778. George, b. Oct. 24, 1829; m. 


^ CLARISSA DEWEY, b. at Suffield (Boston Neck), Conn., Oct. 16, 1785, 
dau. of John; d. Nov. 15, 1845; m. Dec. i, i8o6,^GAIUS BOOTH, of East 
Windsor, Conn., b. May 30, 1779, son of Caleb and Anna (Bartlett), a farmer 
at Amherst, Mass., 1808-16, then went back to E. Windsor, where he d. 
Aug. II, 1855.' 

Branch of Josiah. 449 


1. Clarissa Miranda, b. Oct. 11, 1807; m. Peter Chapin, a farmer, at 

Enfield, Conn., where she d. April 28, 1883. 

2. Selina, b. Feb. 28, 1810; d. soon. 

3. , Maryann, b. May 24, 181 1 ; went as a teacher to Alabama and 

d. , 1836. 

41 Hannah, b. Nov. 27, 1813; m. John M. Eraser, a Home Mis- 

sionary, in Ohio; she d. Aug. 9, 1886. 

Si Harriet, b. May 29, 1816, m. Earned Haskell, a farmer at 

Toulon, 111., where she lives (1896). 

6. Emily, b. Nov. 24, 1818; m. Henry G. Pendleton, a min- 

ister; they had a school for girls at Henry, 111. ; she d. Sept. 9, 1884. 

7. Selina, b. Jan. 8, 1822; m. John W. Newell, a farmer at 

Canton and Farmington, 111.; she lives at the latter place, 1896. 

8. Caroline, b. July 24, 1824; m. Albert S. Wells, a farmer at 

Granby, Conn. 

9. Caleb, b. Sept. 18, 1825; went to Iowa, and in 1850 started 

the overland route to California in view of the gold mines, but d. of 
cholera near Humboldt river Sept. 7, 1850. 

10. A daughter, b.Sept. 12, 1828, d. soon. 

11. Gaius Newton, b. Jan. 8, 1830; m. May i, 1856, Julia S. Thompson, 

who d. July 4, 1880, and he m. Feb. 9, 1881, Mary L. McKnight; 
was a farmer on the old family homestead in East Windsor, Conn., 
until April i, 1874, when he moved to Enfield, Conn, where he was 
living June, 1896. 


'jOHN DEWEY, son of Pelatiah, b. April 8, 1796, at Hebron, N. Y. ; d. 
April — , 187 1, at Ellensburg, Ore.; lived in Washington, Warren and 
Genesee counties, N. Y. ; moved to Kane Co., 111., in 1847, and to Oregon 
in 1859; was treasurer of Curry Co., and postmaster at Ellenburg, Ore.: 
had dark hair and eyes, tall and thin build; m. Sept. 9, 1824, at Johnsburg, 
N. Y., DESUEMONIA'HILL, b. Oct. 10, 1797, Middlebury, Vt. ; d. Octo- 
ber, 1882, ag. 85, at Gold Beach. 


i779.'''John Hill, b. July 13, 1826, at Caldwell, N. Y.; m. 

1779^ Maria Betsey, b. Oct. 17, 1827, at Queensbury, N. Y. ; d. March 23, 
1894, at Gold Beach, formerly Ellenburg, Ore.; m. Jan. i, 1850, 
Judge Michael Riley, b. 1827, in Ireland, and had twins Hattie and 
Laura; Hattie d. soon; Laura m. Frank A Stewart; George, d. 

young; Walter, unm.; Ruby, m. Bailey. 


450 Dewey Genealogy. 

1780.' Levi H., b. Oct. 31, 1829, at Caldwell; m. 

1780.'' Pelatiah Lineus, b. May 9, 1832, at Pembroke, Genesee Co., N. Y. ; 

d. unm. September,' 1852, at Kaneville, 111. 
1781.' Cassius C, b. May 14, 1834, at Pembroke; m. 

1781. Charles D., b. Nov. 5, 1838, at Pembroke, N, V.; unm.; was 

postmaster at Gold Beach, Ore., in 1896. 

^ 1461. 

EBENEZER DEWEY, 4th, son of Ebenezer, 3d, b. Aug. 11, 1762, at 
Hebron, Conn.; d. Feb. 12, 1843, ag. 90, Royalton, Vt. ; a farmer and 
teacher at Royalton, Vt. ; his family were a race of strong, independent, self- 
willed men, with rare musical ability, both vocal and instrumental; m. Sept. 
21, 1788, JEMIMA KIMBALL, of Royalton, Vt., b. April 3, 1769. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born .vt Royalton. 
1782." Ebenezer, 5th, b. Sept. 2, 1789; d. May 11, 1871, at 

1782.^ Ansel, b. June 24, 1791; d. March 13, 1827. 

1783. Linus, b. March i, 1793; m. 

1784. , John Kimball, b. Feb. 28, 1795; m. 

1785. Sophia, b. April 25, 1796; m. Dec. 22, 1820, at 

Royalton, Gebuel Whitney. 

1786. .. Aiden, b. Aug. 26, 1797; d. Jan. 30, 1830 

1787. i Roswell, b. Aug. 30, 1801; m. 

1788. Jerusha M., b. Oct. 12, 1803; m. Nov. 27, 1828, at 

Royalton, Stephen A. Cozzens; had two children die young; she d. 
at So. Royalton, Vt., March 22, 1897. 
1789.^ Nancy, b. April 26, 1806; d. unm. June 21, 

1872, So. Royalton. 

1790. . Harrison, b. June 17, 1808; m. 

i79oay Calvin, b. Aug. 13, 1810; m. \ P JL 

-■ •; j^'v^, (t- ■ -^"sel D. Whitney (adopted), b. Aug. 27, 1827.- L-j^ll IaJV^^ ^J/V^' 

QM.^'^'-^- a ^ ' " '. Nancy M. Whitney (adopted), b. Oct. 17, 1830. ; ^i W^-t \, 


APOLLOS DEWEY, son of Ebenezer, 3d, b. Dec. 12, 1764, at Hebron, 

Conn.; d. , in , Oakland Co., Mich.; a farmer; m. Feb. i, 1785, 

at Royalton, Vt., MATILDA POND, of Keene, N. H. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Royalton. 

1791. Josiah, b. Jan. 17, 1786; m. Nov. 5, 1807, at Royalton, Vt., 

Lucy Derby; he d. June , 1S74, at Orion, Oakland Co., Mich., 

Branch of Josiah. 451 

and had: i, Lafayette, b. about 1808; m. , and had a dau., 

now Mrs. R. C. Carpenter, of Ithaca, N. Y. ; Charles Josiah, and 

Frank W., of Greenville, Mich; 2, Matilda, who m. Seeley, 

and had Charles L., of Lansing, Mich; G. H. (Seeley), and Mrs. 
H. F. Messenger, of Pontiac, Mich; 3, Walter; 4, Josiah; 5, Jere- 
miah; 6, Luna Amia; 7, Diana; 8, Anjounette; and 9, Alviret. 

I792^ Thankful, b. April 14, 1788. 

1793."^ Archibald, b. Oct. 3, 1789. 

1 794.'^ Jonathan, b. 

i795>Levi, b. Sept. 11, 1793; m. 

i796>' ApoUos, 2d., b. Sept. 2, 1795; m. 

1797.' Dustin, b. , 1797. 

1798. ' Rodolphus b. , 1799. 

1799. Matilda, b. , 1801. 

i8oo.-"Temperance, b. , 1803; perhaps m. John Meeker. 


RODOLPHUS DEWEY, son of Ebenezer, 3d, b. Oct. 17, 1766, at 
Hebron, Conn.; d. May — , 1839, ag. 7>, at Royalton, Vt. ; a deacon in the 
Congregational Church ; representative to State Legislature for thirteen years, 
though not consecutively; m. May 23, 1788, at Royalton, Vt., JEMIMA 
KINNEY, dau. Capt. Joseph and Jemima (Newcomb), b. May 2, 1766, at 
Preston, Conn.; he m. 2d, DIANA WRIGHT, dau. of Dea. Nathaniel, of 
Hanover, N. H. ; who d. Aug. — , i85i,at Canton, 111., of chronic diarrhoea. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Royalton, Vt. 
1801.' Ruth, b. about 1789; d. July 11, 1829. at R. ; m. Charles 

Kinney, of Norwich, Conn., son of Newcomb and Sally (Branch), b. 

Dec. 20, 1795; d. June — , 1829, at Royalton, Vt. 

1802. 'Jemima, b. ; d. unm., ag. 26, at Royalton. 

1803.' Welthia, b. , 1802; m. May 7, 1829, Darius Skinner, of 

Royalton., where they lived; she d. about 1877; no children. 
1804. Holdredge, b. March — , 1805; m. 

By Second Wife. 

1805. 'Rodolphus Kinney, b. May 12, 1806; m. 

i8o6.MMary, b. Dec. 12, 1807; d. Nov. 13, 1820, ag. 13. 

1807.- Nathaniel Wright, b. Jan. i, 1810; d. Jan. 11. 1839, at Lane Theo- 
logical Seminary, unm.; was graduated at Dartmouth College in 
1837, with first honors. 

1808. Geo. Whitefield, b. Oct. 8. 181 1; m. 

452 Dewey Genealogy. 

^',,.c: 1467. 

DAVID DEWEY, son of Ebenezer, 3d. b. Jan. 6, 1773, at Hebron, 
Conn.; d. Feb. 21, 1826, at Rochester, N. Y. ; was a farmer and shoemaker 

at Royalton, Vt. ; moved to Rochester, N. Y., in 1825; m. , 1796, at 

Royalton, or Saratoga Springs, N. Y., JUDY MANCHESTER, who d. about 
March, 1798; he m. 2d, May 4, 1799, ELINOR B. EATON, of Tunbridge, 
Vt., b. May 4, 1779, at Sutton, N. H. ; d. Sept. 14, 1851, at Monroe, Ash- 
tabula Co., O. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Royalton 
i8iiN David Seabury, b. March 25, 1798; m. 

By Second Wife. 

i8i2.~^Judy Manchester, b. Jan. 14, 1800; m. 

1813N Eaton, b. June 19, 1801; m. 

1814.: Jehial Dorman, b. April 14, 1803; m. 

1815,1 John Holdridge, b. April 29, 1805. 

, Sally, b. March 18, 1807; d. 1808. 

i8i7.)Harlow, b. Dec. 17, 1809; d. before 1897. 

1 Julia, b. Sept. 19, 1811; d. July 29, 1813. 

^ A son, b. and d. March 8, 1814. 

i82o~> Emily, b. Dec. 4, 1816, at Saratoga, N. Y. ; living in April, 

1898, at Madison, Wis.; m. June 19, 1834, Morgan S. P. Norton; 
settled at Madison, Wis.; had two daughters die soon; he was 
drowned at the burning of the steamboat Washington, June 16, 
1838; she m. 2d, Samuel Herreman. 

1821^ Sarah Janette, b. June 18, 1819; m. 
'I822^^ Myron, b. Nov. 15, 1823; d. unm. Jan. 14, 1846, at Lyons, 

N. Y. 

1823."' Dewitt Clinton, b. Feb. 23, 1826, at Rochester, N. Y. ; established 
himself in 1857 at Toledo. O., as a house and sign painter, enlisted 
in Co. F, 67th regt., O. Vols., and rose to rank of captain in Jan., 
1863; served through W. Va. and Shenandoah Valley: at battle of 
Winchester, March 23, 1862, under Gen. Shields, defeated Gen. 
" Stonewall " Jackson; joined Gen, McClellan on " the peninsula;" 
served in N. C. campaign under Gen. Foster: in front of Charles- 
ton, S. C, under Gen. Hunter; returned home in 1864; now (Sept., 
1898) living at 1932 Warren St., Toledo, O. ; m. Nov. 8, 1848, at 
Buffalo, N. Y., Pamelia M. Plumb, dau. of Miles D. ; she d. June 
— , 1877; had a son, Frank R., who d. 1872, in Wamego, Kan.; he 
m. 2d, , 1879, Jenny Wise, of Toledo, dau. of Henry, of Sun- 
bury, Pa. 


Branch of Josiah. 453 


"Timothy DEWEY, 2d, son of Timothy, b. — , 1784, at Gilsum, 
N. H. ; d. Oct. 19, 1853, aged 69, of congestion of the lungs, at Ashland 
Farm, Jefferson Co., N. Y. ; was a civil engineer at Albany, N. Y., until 1820, 
when he moved to New York city; went to Europe to study the manufacture 
of illuminating gas, and built the first plant in New York city about 1823, 
when he was editor on a little paper called " Mechanics' Gazette; " a Whig 
in politics; in 1826 he writes to his brother Stephen in Illinois that he is 
sending out $2,600 worth of gas a week to 1,200 customers and anticipated 
building a plant in Brooklyn; in 1831 had left the N. Y. company and was 
trying to introduce the new light into Philadelphia and wrote that they 
"will neither build the works themselves nor let others." His house on 
Grand street, N. Y. city, was the first to use gas in the city; his latter days 
he spent with his son, William Dewey, in Jefferson Co., N. Y. ; he " proved 
himself an honest, high-minded and exemplary citizen, always secured the 
love and esteem of those with whom he came In contact." M. Dec. 11, 1811, 
^at Albany, N. Y., SYLVIA CANFIELD, dau. of Joseph and Hannah (Har- 
rison), b. , 1786, at Salisbury, Conn.; d. , 1831. 



1825. William T..(Hon.)b. Jan. 24, 1813; d. unm. , 1876, in 64th year, 

at Ashland Farm, Jefferson Co., N. Y., where he and his father had 
settled on 1,300 acres, known as " Soper Swamp," which they 
drained with thirteen miles of pipe, producing one of the richest 
and most beautiful farms in the State; they were prominently 
identified with the construction of the Rome, Watertown and 
Ogdensburg R. R. William was one of the ablest men and finest 
speakers in northern New York; never sought political honors, but 
was three times, 1854 '62, and '63, elected Assemblyman from his 

1826. Arethusa Helena, b. Dec. 8, 1814; m. 
Edwin, b. Sept. 8; d. Oct. 18, 1816. 
John Stearns, b. Dec. 11, 1817; d. May 11, 1818. 

1827. Marcia Ames, b. March 24, 1820, at N. Y. city; there d. Dec. 20, 

1894; m. , 1840, Capt. Joseph Augustus Phillips, son of John 

and Mary, of Lawrenceville, N. J., b. , 1805; d. Jan. 4, 1846, 

aged 40; was captain of U. S. infantry, and had: i, Josephine, b. 

, 1841; m. William B. Bull, of Quincy, 111.; no children; 

divorced, and she now, 1898, lives at 115 AV. io6th St., N. Y. city; 
2, Pierce Butler, b. 1844; d. aged 16 mos. 
Leslie, b. Aug. 28, 1821; d. , 1832. 

454 Dewey Genealogy 

1828.' Theresa Maria, b. July 7, 1826; d. Nov. 19, 1865, at Quincy, III.; 
m. Hamilton Hoffman; had a dau. Marcia, d. in 1859, infant. 
Josephine Mcllvaine, b. about 1830; d. , aged 2 1-2 years. 


■' STEPHEN DEWEY, son of Timothy, b. April 5, 1794, Tunbridge, 
Orange Co., Vt. ; d. Jan. 19, 1857, of consumption, at Canton, 111.; a farmer; 
moved to Illinois about 1818; m. March 24, 1822, in Calhoun (then Pike) 
Co., 111., ROCKSEY ANN MOORE, b. May 5, 1803, Suffolk Co., Long 
Island, N. Y. ; d. Oct. 18, 1855, of consumption, at Isabell, Fulton Co., III. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Lewiston, III. 

1831. Evelina Amelia, b. Sept. 15, 1824; m. 

Wm. Moore, b. Nov. i, 1826; d. June 14, 1830. 

1833. Charles Clinton, b. Sept. 20, 1828, at d. May 27, 1855, of con- 
* sumption. 

1834. Timothy, b. Sept. 29, 1833; d. April 26, 1870, of con- 

sumption. Canton, 111.; enlisted in Co. I, 103d regt., 111. Volunteers, 
and rose to be ist lieutenant; was wounded at Mission Ridge and 
Kenesaw Mountain. Soon after the close of the war he located at 
Canton, 111., in the boot and shoe business; but the dread destroyer, 
consumption, had marked him for its own, and he died on the 26th 
of April, 1870. To quote from a notice of his death: Mr. Dewey 
was upright in all his dealings; highly esteemed by all; quiet and 
unassuming and his death will leave a void which cannot be filled. 
His father, Stephen Dewey, will be remembered by old settlers, as 
one of the purest and best of men and one of the most faithful and 
efficient officers this country ever produced. ?'or more than two 
months he was confined to the house of his brother-in-law, H. F. 
Ingersoll, where he died. 
Cornelia, b. July 13, 1836; d. Aug. 30, 1836. 

1836. Frances Ann Amelia, b. Nov. 13, 1837; d. Oct. 17, 1856, of con- 
sumption, at Canton. 


NATHANIEL DEWEY, 4th, son of Nathaniel, 3d, b. Oct. 27, 1750, at 
Glastonbury, Conn.; d. 1807 ; .administration on his estate was granted to 
Elizabeth and Timothy Dewey, of East Hartford, June 26, 1807, returned 
Sept. 20, 1808, as sold to Jerusha Dewey, subject to widow's dower, inven- 
toried $432.34; 20 acres of land, buildings, etc. 

Jan. 2, 1783, Daniel Wise, of Hartford, Conn., for ^35, deeds to 
Nathaniel Dewey, Jr., of Hartford, the south half of my homestead, the 

Branch of Josiaii. 455 

north half of which same lot he the same day conveys for ^2^30 to Margaret 
Dewey, wife of said Nathaniel, Jr. ; there were 30 acres in the whole, bounded 
south partly on Enos Stebbin's land and partly on Ozias Bissell's land; east 
and west on highways, north on Ozias Goodwin's heirs, reserving highway 
laid out by the town of Hartford, 4 rods wide, north and south through said 
homestead, with south half of the house. (Hartford Deeds, vol. 14, p. 362.) 
He was in the Continental Army May 13 to Dec. 10, 1775, loth co., 4th 
regt.. Col. Benjamin Hinman, of Hartford; on Massachusetts rolls a 
Nathaniel Dewey appears as private in Capt. Lemuel Pomeroy's co.. Col. 
John Dickenson's regt.; served 30 days, from Sept. 20, 1777, in militia com- 
manded by Col. Ezra May; m. , MARGARET WISE (?), perhaps dau. 

of Daniel, of Hartford, Conn. 

SEVENTH GENERATION— Born at East Hartford, Conn. 

1837. Timothy, b. about 1771; m. 

1838. Elizabeth, b. about 1773. 

1839. Jerusha, b. about 1775. 

1840. Nathaniel, Jr., is mentioned in land deeds of East Hartford in 1800, 

as of Hamilton, Chenango Co., N. Y. ; but no further trace of him 
has been found. 


;/ SAMUEL DEWEY, 3d, son of Samuel, 2d, b. May 8, 1762, at Hebron, 
Conn.; d. Jan. 8, 1829, ag. 66, at Richmond, Mass., where he was a farmer, 
having moved from Dalton, Mass., having left Connecticut about 1780; m. 

, MILLEY McKEE, dau. of Captain Nathaniel a Revolutinary soldier, 

and Prudence (Hollister), b. April 3, 1762, at Bolton, Conn.; d. Nov. 16, 
1842, ag. 80. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Richmond. 

" 1841. Samuel, 4th, b. May 17, 1783; m. 
1842. Wealthy, b. Sept. 6, 1786; ra. 

Twins, b. ; d. soon. 

1844. Addison, b. Feb. 5, 1793; m. 


BARZILLA DEWEY, son of Jeremiah, b. Oct. 13, 1761, at Bolton, 
Conn.; d. 1841, aged 80, at Adams, N. Y. ; appears as fifer from Becket, 
Mass., on a muster and pay-roll of Cape. Peter Porter's co., Col. Benjamin 
Simonds' regt , of Berkshire county; marched to Saratoga by order of Gen. 
Gates; served 25 days, April 26 to May 20, 1777; roll sworn to at Boston; 
was a private in Capt. John Strong's co., Col. John Brown's regt., for 

456 Dewey Genealogy. 

service in the Northern Army; served 26 days, Sept. 6 to Oct. 2, 1777; was 
in Capt. Peter Porter's co., detachment of Gen. Fellows' brigade, of Berk- 
shire county, doing duty at Albany under Gen. Stark, by order of the Gen- 
eral Court, June 10 or 12, 1778; served 4 months, July i to Oct. 31, 1778; 
was also a fifer July 21 to Dec. 5, 1780, 4 months, 20 days. His name also 
appears among a list of men raised for the six months' service and returned 
by Brig.- Gen. Paterson as having passed muster, in a return dated Camp 
Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. He settled at Rutland, Vt., after the Revolution- 
ary War; between 1832 and 1840, moved to Adams, Jefferson Co., N. Y., 
and lived with his son Horace; gave the land on which the court-house at 
Rutland stands; m. McKEE. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Rutland, Vt 

1845. Barzilla, 2d, b. Sept. 4, 1784; m. 

1846. Chester, b. , 1786; d. , 1863, at Geneseo, Livingston, Co., 

N. Y. ; was a cancer doctor; m. and had: Chester, 2d; Horace, b. 
about 1 810; another son; Eliza, and Wealthy; one daughter was 
living in Missouri in 1897; Horace m. Roxey Crosby, of Martins- 
burgh, N. Y., who d. there, aged 77; he d. in Washington, 111.; 
their son, Issacher B., b. Oct. 12, 1837, at Adams, N. Y., is, i8g8, 
a farmer at Beatrice, Neb. (see portrait); served Aug. 11, 1862, to 
June 6, 1865, in Co. D, 86th regt.. 111. Inf., under Capt. Frank 
Hitchcock, and with Gen. Sherman on his March to the Sea and to 
Washington; m. Feb. 15, 1859, at Fulton, 111., Mary Jane Spong, 
dau. of Henry and Mary, b. Dec. 8, 1839, at Anderson, Ind. They 
have: Delva, b March 4, i860, at Farmington, 111.; m. Dec. — , 
1882, Richard S. Arthur; Minnie, b. Dec. 9, 1862, at Farmington, 
111.; m. Dec. — , 1881, W. S. Everett; MoUie, b. Feb. i, 1871, at 
RoseviUe, 111.; m. Jan. — , 1890, James Sparks; Emma, b. Sept. 
26, 1873, at Roseville; m. June — , 1894, George Baker; Nellie, b. 
June 4, 1877, at Cameron, 111. 

1847'. Horace, b. , 1789; d. at Avoca, la.; had a son, Horace, and 

dau., Diantha. 

1848. Fanny, b. , 1791; m. Asa Wood, and had Charles, of 

Waupaca, Wis., and Edward. 

1849. George W., b. , 1.793; rn. 

Descendants of Barzilla, 2d, place George W. before Horace, but George 
W., 2d, says his father was born in 1793. 


JEREMIAH DEWEY, 2d, son of Jeremiah, b. March 16, 1763, at Bolton : 
his descendants say Coventry, Conn. ; d. Jan. — , 1848, aged 85, at Corinth, 

Branch of Josiah. 457 

Vt. ; a blacksmith; moved to Becket, Mass., with his father about 1770, 
and to near Rutland, Vt., after the Revolutinary War; to Peru, N. Y., 1800; 
Odelltown, Canada, 1804. Jeremiah Dewey appears as sergeant in Capt. John 
Strong's CO., Col. John Brown's regt., of Berkshire Co., Mass., Sept. 6-Oct. 
2, 1777, in Northern Army; as fifer in Capt. Peter Porter's co., detachment 
of Gen. Fellows' brigade, doing duty at Albany under Gen. Stark, by order 
of Gen. Court of June 10, 1778; in Capt. Samuel Goodrich's co., Lt. Col. 
Miles Powell's regt., July 18 to Aug. 22, 1779, at New Haven, Conn.; in 
Capt. (Lieut.) Jabez Cornish's co., Col. John Brown's regt.; served at Ben- 
nington, Aug. 14-22, 1777; m. Feb. 13, 1785, at Rutland, Vt., CYNTHIA 
CLAGHORN, who d. at Corinth, Vt. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Rutland. 

1851'. Cynthia, b. Aug. 29, 1786; d. May 24, 1824; m. Morton. 

1852. Jeremiah, 3d b. Jan. 31, 1788; m. 

1853.' Harvey B., b. Dec. 8, 1790; d. March 28, 1812, at Boston. 

1854. Oren, b. Aug. 6, 1793; d. May 22, 1826, Middlebury, Vt. 

1855. Almira, b. Aug. 22, 1795; d. Sept. 9, 1798. 

Carlos, b. Sept. i, 1797; drowned at Brandon, Vt., Aug. 25, 1799. 

1857. Royal, b. May 6, 1799, at Rutland, Vt. ; m. 

1858.. Thomas, b. July 14, 1801, at Peru, N. Y. ; m. 

1859. Julius, b. July 27, 1803, at Peru, N. Y. ; m. 

i860. Almira, b. Jan. 18, 1805, at Odelltown, Quebec; d. July 31, 1807, 
at Odelltown. 

1861. Lucy, b. March 23, 1808, at Odelltown; m. Hamilton Knappen, 

and d. after 1868, at Plattsburgh, N. Y. 

1862. Clarissa, b. Nov. 10, 1810, at Odelltown; m. , Norman Bentley. 


(NATHAN DEWEY, 2d, son of Nathan, b. June 17, 1767, at Hebron, 
Conn.; d. Nov. 29, 1841, ag. 74, at Orford, N. H. ; moved to Piermont, 
N. H. In March, 1816, he moved with his family to Waterford, Vt. 
Several years afterward he moved to Bath, N. H., and from there to Orford, 
N. H. ; was a farmer b)' occupation and, being a good musician, spent his 
winters for some 30 years in teaching singing schools in N. H., Vt., and 
N. Y. ; he was composer of music and, of his descendants, H. K. Dewey had 
in his possession a book of 128 pages of his music, printed by hand with a 
quill pen — a deacon of Orford West Congregational Church after June 20. 
1833; m. July 12, 1790, at Piermont, N. H.^'^SARAH CHANDLER, b. Jan. 
17, 177 1 ; d. May 8, 1822, ag. 51, at Waterford, N. H.; he m. 2d, Feb. 18, 

1823, at Hollis, N. H., SUSANNAH HALE, of Hollis, N. H., who d. , 

at Orford, N. H. ^ 

4S8 Dewey Genealogy. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Piermont. 

1871. Nathan, 3d, b. Sept. 17, 1791; m. 

1S72. 'Sally, b. Jan. 2, 1793; m. 

1873.' Cynthia, b. Nov. 16, 1794; m. 

1874. Lyman Fisher, b. Oct. 28, 1797; m. 

1875.. Chandler Webb, b. Sept. 14, 1800; m. 

1876.' Mindwell Hosford, b. July 19, 1804. 

Bradley, b. Dec. 25, 1805; d. Jan. 8, 1816, at Piermont. 


V ANNA DEWEY, dau. of Nathan, b. Jan. 14, 1770, at Orford, N. H. ; d. 
June IS, 1842; m. Dec. 24, 1794, at Thetford, Vt., ISRAEL BARBOUR 
SMITH, son of Gen. Israel (one of ten brothers in the Revolutionary War) 
and Jemima (Payne), b. June, 1771, at Thetford; there d. June 15, 1842. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Thetford, Vt. 
I. Israel Harvey, b. Dec. 24, 1795; was a music teacher at Thetford, 
where he d. June 10, 1880; m. Dec. 25, 1824, Margaret B. Graves, 
dau. of Samuel, b. July 5, 1801, at Andover, N. H. ; d. Oct. 9, 1865, 
at Thetford, Vt. ; they had Solon G., b. Sept. 25, 1825; m. Jan. i, 
1851, Edna L. Pennock; Anna D., b. May 12, 1833; m. May 

25, 1859, George Leslie. 

2.' Oramel H., b. Oct. 16, 1798; d. at Montpelier, Vt., where he 

was a lawyer, Jan, 23, 1887; m. Sept. 9, 1830, Mary W. Gross, dau. 
of Samuel and Mary (French), who d. Nov. 19, 1898 at Mont- 
pelier, and had: i, Charles Franklin, b. April 18, 1833; d. April 

26, 1864; 2, George Barbour, b. July 10, 1841; d. Aug. 15, 1841; 3, 
Ellen, b. May 3, 1835; m. Dec. 12, i860, Carlisle J. Gleason; 4, 
Lucy A., b. Feb. 6, 1845; m. June i, 1864, Charles A. Reed, son 
of Thomas and Mary L. W. (Bowland). 

3. Royal Hammond, b. Jan. 17, 1804; d. Aug. 27, 1870; was a laborer. 


ABEL DEWEY, son 9f Nathan, b. Nov. 4, 1773, at Orford, N. H., where 
he lived; m. , 1796, "RHODA KING, dau. of Capt Hophni, of North- 
field, Mass. 


1881. Lucy King, b. July 29, 1798; d. Feb. 16, 1882, aged 83, at 

Varysburgh, N. Y. ; m. Sept. 21, 1827, Gurdeon H. Yeomans, of 
Pike, N. Y. ; had Elihu Dewey, who d. soon. 

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1882.- Joanna, b. April 7, 1800; m. 

1883. -Lauretta, b. Jan. 9, 1802; d. April 3, 1825. 

1884. i Rhoda Root, b. Sept. 30, 1803; m. March 26, 1837, Hiram Read, 

of Plainfield, N. H., and had Ida Louisa, b. Oct. 23, 1841, who m. 

Geo. W. Swan. 
Clarissa, b. Aug. 24, 1805; d. Aug. 28, 1877. 

Martha Holton, b. March 14, 1809; m. 
Timothy Morton, b. March 16, 1812; m. 
Mary Jane, b. May 18, 1814; m. 

Elihu, b. May 16, 1816; d. Jan. 21, 1835. 

1890.. Almira, b. May 7, 1820; m. Feb. 10, 1843, Blake Prentice, 

of Montague, Mass., and had: i, Oscar Abel, Jan. 21, 1845; 2, 

Lucia Lauretta, Dec. 16, 1846; 3, Luena Aurora, July 27, 1848; d. 

Sept. 9, 1877, at Post Mills, Vt; 4, Franklin Elijah, Dec. 24, 1849; 

S, Charles Henry, April 17, 1852; 6, Marcia Almira, May 7, 1861; 

was employed at Brooks House, Brattleboro, Vt., in May, 1897. 
1890a.' Henry, b. June 27, 1822; d. Feb. 26, 1872; m. March 27, 

1871, Laura Pratt, of Montague, Mass., and had: i, Henry Howard 

Ashley, Sept. 18, 1872. 


'THOMAS DEWEY, 3d, son of Thomas, 2d, b. April 18, 1777, near 
Bolton, Conn.; d. March 4, 1829, in Madison Co., N. Y., where he had 
settled in 1803; m. Oct. 4, 1798, at Hebron, Conn., POLLY FOX, b. June 
19, 1778; d. April 22, 1821. 


1901.' Weltha, b. Sept. 28, 1799; m. David Curtis. 

1902.' Polly, b. Sept. 15, iBoi; m. Lorin Black. 

i903..Lanson, b. April 2, 1805; m. 

1904. Laura, b. Dec. 17, 1806; m. Silas Austin. 

1905.- Thomas, 4th, b. Sept. 30, 1808. 

1906. Sophia, b. March 30, 1810; m. Record. 

1907. Eunice, b. Sept. 9, 1812; m. Jason Brooks. 

1908. Lyman F., b. March 20, 1816. 

1909. Clarissa M., b. Nov. 10, 1818; m. Flavins George. 

1910. Charles W., b. April 4, 1821. 


THEODORA DEWEY, dau. of Thomas, b. April 14, 1780, near Bolton, 
Conn. (?); d. Aug. 24, 1858; m. JESSE LYMAN, of Hartford, Conn., b. 
June 4, 1782; d. July 2, 1863, probably at Stockbridge, Oneida Co., N. Y. 

460 Dewey Genealogy. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — Born at Stockbridge. 
^ I. Samuel P., b. May 29, 1804; d. , 1869. 

2. Aurel Theodora, b. Oct. 13, 1805. 

3. Joseph Thomas, b. June 29, 1807; d. unm. Sept. 16, 1841. 

4. Mary, b. May 24, 1809; d. 

5. Sarah, b. Dec. 6, 1810. 

6. Charles Giles, b. Oct. 24, 1813. 

7. Abby Ann, b. Dec. 14, 1816; d. Sept. 8, 1865. 

8. Jesse Wells, b. Nov. 12, 1819; d. July—, 1858. 

9. Emily Jane, b. March 27, 1821; d. March 25, 1847. 

10. Thos. Addis Emmet, b. July i, 1825; d. May—, 1866. 

11. Hubert Norton, b. June 10, 1827. 


■ELIJAH DEWEY, son of Thomas, 2d, b. Feb. 18, 1782, at East Hart- 
ford, Conn.; d. Oct. 12, 1856, at Versailles, N. Y., where he was a stone- 
mason; he sold land and two-thirds of house, barn, etc., at Orford Parish, 
next to Bolton town line. Conn., Feb. 7, 1814, to Salmon Coleman, and 

soon moved to , Madison Co., N. Y. ; then to Perrysburg, Cattaraugus 

Co., in 1829; m. , 1805, MEHITABLE BUCK, dau. of George, a 

Revolutionary soldier, and Agnes (Simons), b. July 2, 1789, near Bolton, 
Conn.; d. Nov. 11, 1855, at Versailles, N. Y. 

SEVENTH GENERATION — BoRT at East Hartford, Conn. 

1911. Harriet, b. Oct. 10, 1806; d. Aug. 7, 1870, childless, at Ver- 

non, Wis.; m. 1828, Penuel Howard. 

1912. John Buck. b. Dec. 5, 1808; d. April 28, 1825. 

1913. Eliza. b. Feb. 18, 1811; d. Feb. i, 1889; m. 1830, Lester 

Wood, who d. 1845, leaving James D., Milton, and Caroline; she 
m. 2d, Jonathan Wood. 
Elijah, b. June 6; d. July 17, 1813. 

1915. Theda, b. Nov. 3, 1814; m. 

Born in Madison Co., N. Y. 

1916. George Phelps, b. May 19, 1817; d. Sept. 5, 1869; m. ; had one 

son and three daughters; all dead before 1896. 

1917. Ralph, b. June 25, 1820; m. 



b. Feb. 21, 1823; m. 



b. Aug. 29, 1826; d. soon. 



b. Jan. 19, 1829; m. 


b. Jan. 19, 1829; d. Nov. 16, 1829. 

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1920a. Mary Elizabeth, b. Feb. 28, 1832; living at St. Paul, Minn.; m. 
March 16, 1851, Norman A. Sackett, who d.; they had: i, Theron 
Elijah, b. Jan. — ; d. Feb. — , 1852; 2, Flora M., b. March 21, 1862; 
m. April — , 1892, Berg; 3, Adeibert C, b. Sept. 12, 1874. 

^ 1584. 

JESSE DEWEY, son of Simeon, 2d, b. March 30, 1774, at Springfield, 
Mass. ; d. June 14, 1850, at Lebanon, N. H. ; was a farmer and manufacturer 
at Hanover and Lebanon, N. H. ; stood 6 ft. high, weighed 180 lbs., had 
gray eyes, dark hair; m. about 1800, at Hanover, N. H., JANE DOW, dau. 
of Pelatiah and cousin to the noted Hon. Lorenzo Dow, b. Dec. 23, 1773, at 
Coventry, Conn.; d. July 14, 1863, aged 89, at Sharon, Vt. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Hanover. 
Laura, b. March 9, 1803; d. May 27, 1816. 

1932. Jesse Edson, b. July 7, 1806; m. 

1933. John Nelson, b. Feb. 3, 1814; m. 

1934. Horace Pease, b. Oct. 11, 1818; m. 
Other children, d. young. 



' LUKE DEWEY, son of Simeon, 2d, b. Jan. 24, 1776, at Springfield, 
Mass.; d. June 19, 1865, aged 89, at Hanover, N. H., where he was a black- 
smith; m. , 1804, DEBORAH KINNEY, who d. Feb. 3, 1862, aged 79. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Hanover. 

1935. George W., b. Feb. 3, 1805; m. 

1936. Mary, b. , 1813; d. April 21, 1829, aged 16. 

1937. Sarah Ann, b. , 1815; d. March 25, 1851; m. Abijah Tenney; 

lived at Kansas City, Mo., and had Sarah, Kate, William, Ruth, 
Amos, and Ann. 
- 1938. Amos, b. April 12, 1820; m. 

\b'^^' \\\j . 1586. 

' CYNTHIA DEWEY, dau. Simeon, 2d, b. , 1780, at Hanover, N. H. ; 

m. about 1800, CHAUNCEY BRIDGEMAN, son of John and Mary (Dor- 
man), b. Feb. 24, 1779; d. Sept. 15, 1866, aged 87, at Lebanon, N. H. 


1. John, m. Sally Chase; no child. 

2. Mary, m. Philander Hall, and had: i, John Chauncey; 2, 

462 Dewey Genealoc;v. 

Cynthia Adaline; 3, Chauncey ]i.; 4, John P., m. Ella Howard, 
Grantham, N. H. ; children: Philander, b. July 20, 1875; Leon H., 
b. April 23, 1877. 5, Joseph B., b. June 5, 1846; m. Martha A. 
McLane, b. Sept. 28, 1848; children: Florence B., b. May 23, 1869; 
V Annette C. L. A., b. June 23, 1872; Mattie A., b. Oct. 15, 1876. 

3. Cynthia A., m. Geo. H. Miller, see No. 1529. 


SOPHRONIA DEWEY, dau. of Simeon, 2d, b. , 1782, at Hanover, 

N. H.; m. , 1S02, CALVIN EATON, of Hanover. 

I.' Harriet, b. Sept. 19, 1803; m. Jacob Perkins, of Concord, 

N. H 
2. Polly, b. Oct. 22, 1805; ni. John Huntoon, of Hanover. 

3' William, b. Sept. i, 1807; in. Sarah Davis, of Bath, N. H. ; 

had two children. He d. , 1843. 

4. Calvin, 2d, b. Aug. 19, 1809; m. Amanda Whitney, had three 

children at Concord, N. H. 
5.' Elizabeth, b. Sept. 11, i8ii;m. John Leighton, Concord, N. H. 

6. , Caroline, b. ; m. Elbridge G. Chase, of Martha's Vine- 

yard, Mass.; no child. 

7. 'James Frederick, b. Nov. 5, 182 1; m. Abbie Merrill; had three chil- 

dren, and d, Aug. 19, 1850. 

8. .Adeline, b. ; m. Thomas White, and had two children at 

Concord, N. H. 


. SIMEON DEWEY, 3d, (see portrait) son of Simeon, 2d, b. Oct. 7, 1784, 
at Hanover, N. "H.; d. April i, 1863, aged 78, at Brest, Monroe Co., Mich.; 
from Hanover he removed to Canada, where he engaged in hotel keep- 
ing, and also ran a stage, but returned to this country in 1812, on 
account of the war. Locating in Exeter, New Hampshire, he engaged 
in the manufacture of plows, and subsequently went to Concord, where 
he resided until 1823; located near Buffalo, N. Y., and became a Mor- 
mon; in 1829 moved to Lenawee Co., Mich.; lived at Tecumseh and 
Brest; stood 5 ft. 6, weighed 165 lbs.; had dark hair, eyes and com- 
plexion; m. June 22, 1806, at Hanover, N. H,, BETSEY BIGELOW 
KNIGHT, dau. of William and Susannah (Bigelow), b. April 28, 1783. 
at Waltham, Mass.; d. May 3, 1868, aged 85, at Cambridge, Mich. He 
and first wife signed an agreement of separation, which she afterwards 
destroyed and went to live with her son, Charles H. " This was con- 
sidered a divorce in those days." In 1830 Tecumseh and his Indian braves 

Branch of Josiaii. 463 

came to the log-house, in what is now Tecumseh, Mich., where Mrs. Dewey 
lived, called for pork and beans, came in without ceremony and began a 
search, which so frightened her that she rang the dinner bell, whereupon 
the Indians became frightened and hurried away; he m. 2d, June — , 1828, 
at Buffalo, N. Y., LYDIA HIGGANS, dau. of William and Keziah (Little- 
field), (he was born at Salem, Mass.; Keziah was born May 9, 1776, at 

Lenox, Mass.; d. June 4, 1862, at Virgil, N. Y.), b. , 1809, in Vt. ; d. 

, 1834, at Blissfield, Mich. He m. 3d, , Mrs. ORINDA (MAINE) 

BAILEY, b. Sept. 3, 1806, in Conn.; d. Nov. 17, 1874, at Brest, Mich. 


1941.' Lorenzo Dow, b. April 29, 1808, at Hanover; d. March i, 1885, at 
Tecumseh, Mich., where he was a farmer; m. Maranda Olmsted. 
Eliza, , b. May 22, 1809, at Three Rivers, Canada; d. Feb. 

22, 1810. 

1943.' Francis Asbury, b. Feb. 25, 181 1; m. 

1944. Eliza, b. Nov. i, 1812, at Hanover, N. H. ; d. Jan. 16, 

1848, at Tecumseh, Mich.; m. Nov. — , 1829, at Buffalo, N. Y., 
Asa Gilmore, son of Lucius, of Vt., b. Oct. — , 1809; d. 1878, at 
Tecumseh, Mich. ; a farmer and soldier in Black Hawk War in 1835 ; 
they had a son, A. L. Moulton (of Decatur, Mich., in 1898), who 
was adopted by his aunt, Mrs. Sophia S. Moulton, and name 
changed; he has Arba Nelson, b. May 6, 1872; 2 Bessie Edith, b. 
Feb. 21, 1874; m. June 27, 1895, Dr. Newton H. Greenman, 3 
William Charles, b. Feb. 23, 1876, now in Chicago. 
Statia, b. March 12, 1820, at Exeter, N. H.; d. Jan. 14, 

1821, at Concord. 

1946.' Sophia Statia, b. Nov. 8, 1821, at Concord; d. May 23, 1S98, at 
Tecumseh, Mich. ; m. Chas. Augustus Moulton, and adopted a 
nephew, A. L. Gilmore, of Decatur, Mich. ; see above. 

1947. Charles Henry, b. July 25, 1823; m. 

1948. Simeon J., b. Nov. 6, 1825, at Hanover; m. 

By Second Wife, at Cortland, N. Y. 

1949. Lucina, b. , 1830; m. Feb. 15, 1849, Benjamin F. Daven- 

port, at Homer, N. Y. ; they had: Romine L., Cory I., Grace L., 
Ellen H., Franklin W., and Orrie E., who live at Coldwater, Mich., 
in 1898. 

1950. Lovina Emeretta, b. Oct. 10, 1831; living 1663 Seneca St., Buffalo, 

N. Y., in Sept., 1898; m. June 8, 1863, at Monroe, Mich., Caleb 
Van Duzer, b. Nov. 11, 1799, in Orange Co., N. Y. ; d. Jan. 24, 

1882, at Buffalo, N, Y., and she m. 2d, Swift; had a dau., 

Lydia Van Duzer Swift. 

464 Dewey Genealogy. 

By Third Wife. 
1951.' Lydia L., b. May 16, 1836, at Marion, N. Y. ; m. 

1952. Jesse N., b. Sept. — , 1838; m. 

1953. Joseph Bradley, b. Nov. 16, 1842, in Ohio; m. 

John R., b. , 1847, in Mich.; d. , 1848. 

1954. Mary J., b. Dec. 9, 1849, at Macon, Mich.; m. 


^ PAULIN.\ DEWEY, dau. of Simeon, 2d, b. , 1786, at Hanover, 

N. H. ; m. about 1810, MOSES S.\RGENT, of Bath, N. H. ; she ra. 2d, Dr. 


' I. Paulina, b. about 1811; m. , Harry Houston, who d. at 

^ 2. Cynthia B., b. , 1813; m. George H. Miller; see No. 1526. 


J WM. PHELPS DEWEY, son of Simeon, 2d, b. , 1787, at Hanover, 

N. H. ; there d. Feb. 6, 1822, aged 35; gravestone says: " His surviving 
relatives and friends lament the loss of a kind and generous husband, parent 

and friend; " m. , ABIGAIL CAMPBELL, who d. at the house of her 

son Solon W. Dewey. 


1955. Solon Wm., b. ; m. 

^Abigail or Jennet, b. Jan. — , 1818; d. July 22, 1818, ag. 6 mos. 


v'jOSEPH LANGDON DEWEY, son of Simeon, 2d, b. Aug. 12, 1789, at 
Hanover, N. H. ; there d. of kidney diseas'=', June 30, 1873, ag. 83. 

When only 17 years old he carried the mail on horseback from Hanover 
to Portsmouth, making the trip and return in about a week. Afterward, 
for many years, he owned and managed the old stage route between Con- 
cord and Hanover. Later became a farmer and speculator. 

The following appeared in the local paper at the time of his death: " In 
the last years of his life his memory was remarkably active and he would 
rehearse the experiences of his boyhood, giving the minutest details of his 
journeyings to and from Portsmouth with the mail. He was endowed with 
remarkable persistence, and whatever reverses came he always kept up good 
courage and took a cheerful aspect of life and death. Surely how lonely 




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Branch of Josiah. 465 

these old hills and vales must be without this sturdy old son to tread them. 
Thousands have sprung up from them only to leave them as soon as maturity 
should come, but this noble product of the soil has been faithful to his birth- 
place, and now lays him down to rest where his energies and life have been 
spent." " He was one of those relics of the past which mark in each com- 
munity the rapid flight of time — no one now living in Hanover being a resi- 
dent there when he commenced business." Height, 5 ft. 8 in., weight, 170 

lbs., brown eyes, white hair, dark complexion; m. , 1815, at Hanover, 

Mrs. BETSEY (WALKER) , b. Oct. 28, 1787, at Chesterfield, N. H. ; 

d. Sept. 26, 1828, at Hanover; had dark eyes, hair and complexion. He m. 

2d, , Mrs. BETSEY (PIERCE) GREENOUGH, dau. of Daniel Pierce, 

b. July 4, 1798, at South Royalton, Vt. ; d. April 7, 1881, aged 82, at 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Hanover. 
1957. Gardner Walker, b. Jan. 22, 1816; m. 

^Cornelia Elizabeth, b. May i, 1821; d. Aug. 16, 1823. 

y Joseph B., b. May 25, 1824; d. Sept. 2, 1825. 

1958; Catherine Elizabeth, b. April 5, 1826; d. Nov. 26, 1885, at San 

Francisco, Cal. ; m. April 28, 1852, at Montgomery, Ala., Jesse 
Appleton Melcher, son of Samuel, 3d (of Brunswick, Me., 1776- 
1863), and Lois (Dunning, 1783-1867), b. Aug. 19, 1823, at Bruns- 
wick, Me.; received degree A. M. from Bowdoin College, 1850; 
living at San Francisco, Cal., in Sept., 1898; they had: Eugene 
Appleton, b. Feb. 20, 1853, at Hanover, N. H. ; is employed in 
Southern Pacific R. R. office, at San Francisco, 1898; m. Sept. 27, 
1887, Theresa H. Dunne, and had at San Francisco: Eugene 
Dewey, b. July 3, 1889; Irene May, b. July 15; d. Aug. 26, 1894; 
Frances Katharine, b. June 8, 1896, at San Carlos; and Prentiss 
Sargeant, b. Jan. 2, 1898. 
1959. Sarah Ann, b. March 27, 1831 ; d. March 6, 1861, aged 29. 

1960V Joseph Willard (M. D.), b. Jan. 14, 1833; d. Jan. 22, 1896, at Ash- 
croft, Mass., he was one of the most widely known specialists on 
chronic diseases and spiritualists in his vicinity (Boston); enlisted in 
Co. I, N. H. battalion, ist regt., R. I. cavalry, Dec. 17, 1861, as 
private, became first lieut. Co. C, of a new organization, fought in 
thirty-one battles; honorably discharged Feb. 28, 1865; stood 5 ft. 
7 in., weighed 150 lbs., brown eyes, white hair, dark complexion. 


/SIMEON DEWEY, Captain, son of William, b. Aug. 20, 1770, at Hebron, 
Conn.; d. Jan. 11, 1863, ag. 92, at Montpelier, Vt. ; was a farmer in west 
part of Berlin, Vt., where he settled in 1794, and resided there with the 

466 Dewey Genealogy. 

exception of eight years at Montpelier (1825-33), when he was deputy jailor, 
until after the death of his wife. Berlin was first settled in 1785; four years 
after only five families were there, but 1789 closed with fifteen; in 1791 there 
was an addition of six more families and the town was organized. He 
was justice of the peace in Berlin and Montpelier and held other public 
positions; m. Feb. 27, 1794, PRUDENCE YEMANS, of Norwich, Vt., b. 
March 29, 1772, at Tolland, Conn.; d. April i, 1844, ag. 72, at Berlin, Vt. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Berlin, Vt. 

961. 'Silas, b. June 2, 1795; d. Sept. 19, 1813, ag. 18. 

962. Rebecca, b. Sept. 23, 1796; m. 

963. Osman, b. Oct. 16, 1799; m. 

964. Julius Yemans, b. Aug. 22, 1801; m. 

965. Zenas Coleman, b. Aug. 22, 1801; m. 

966. Henry, b. Feb. 10, 1806; d. Jan. 24, 1849, at Lockport, 

Henry Co., Ky. ; graduated at Castleton, Vt., in 1834; practiced 
medicine in Middlesex, Vt., and Lockport, Ky. ; m. June 6, 1842, 
Martha H. Neal, b. Jan. 10, 1824, who m. 2d, A. J. Eddings; they 
/ had Osman (Dewey), b. Oct. 3, 1843; d. July 4, 1856. 

1967. Isaac Tichenor, b. March 8, 1809; m. 

1968. ^Prudence Asenath, b. May 12, 1816; d. Oct. 19, 1875, at Strafford, 

Vt.; m. Jan. 5, 1843, William A. Baldwin, b. June 12, 1820, at 
Strafford; there d. June 17, 1877, leaving Mary Prudence, b. July 
26, 1849; d. June 18, 1874; m. Oct. 30, 1868, Henry W. Dean, and 
had Harry Dewey, b. Nov. 3, 1870, at Strafford. 


^ WILLIAM DEWEY, 2d, Captain, son of William, b. Jan. 6, 1772, at 
Hebron, Conn.; d. Sept. 7, 1840, ag. 67, at Berlin, Vt., where he had 
settled about 1795, near his brother Simeon, as a farmer; m. April 22, 1804, 
ABIGAIL FLAGG, dau. of Deacon William and Abigail (Black) (they were 
original members of the first Congregational church in Berlin, 1798; he was 
deacon thirty years, and d. Nov. 12, 1838, aged 83), b. July 19, 1783, at 
Holden, Mass.; d. July 28, 1862, aged 79, at Montpelier, Vt. 

EIGHTH GENER.ATION — Born at Berlin. 

1971. Lucy, b. Jan. 20, 1805; d. Aug. 20, 1831, aged 28. 

1972. Parthenia, b. July 9, 1806; d. Aug. 10, 1831, aged 25; m. Nov. 3, 

1829, Marvin Tryon, a carpenter at Montpelier, and had Julia Par- 
thenia, b. May 23, 1831; m. John P. Dewey, son of Zenas C. ; see 

, 1965- 

1973. William, 3d, b. March 23, 1808; ra. 

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1974. Oliver, b. Feb. 18, iSio; m. 

1975. Abigail, b. May n, 1812; d. June 3, 1832, aged 20. 

1976. Julia Paulina, b. Aug. g, 1814; m. Sept. 20, 1859, Nathan Cheever, 

b. Nov. 27, 1808, a farmer at Hardwick, Vt. 
1977.' Sarah Emaline, b. Feb. 7, 1818; m. March 22, 1843, William Jones 
Wright, son of Stephen and Phebe (Hill), b. Dec. 27, 1816; was a 
farmer at Northfield, Vt., and had William Franklin, b. Nov. 14, 
•1857; Edward Wright, b. Jan. — , i860. 
1978. 'Laura, b. April 13, 1820; resided at Plainfield, Vt., in 1886; 

m. May 27, 1863, John Beedy, b. July 13, 1779; d. Feb. 29, 1872, 
I at Gilmanton, N. H. ; was a farmer at Berlin, Vt. 
1979. Samuel, b. Dec. 6, 1824; m. 


' DAVID DEWEY, Deacon, son of William, b. June 2, 1773, at Hebron, 
Conn.; d. Sept. 15, 1847, ag. 74, at Chelsea, Vt., where he was a farmer; 
m. March 23, 1797, HETA WRIGHT, b. April 15, 1773; d. Feb. 4, 1867, 
ag. 93- 


Thomas, b. Dec. 22, 1797; d. Feb. 27, 1804. 

1982.' Jesse, b. June 14, 1799; d. Sept. 8, 1828; a farmer at Williams- 

town, Vt. ; m. Jan. 3, 1825, Phila Maxfield, and had: Elmira Fidelia, 
b. Jan. 4, 1827; m. April 7, 1842, Henry Lunt, of Tunbridge, Vt. 

1983. 'David, 2d, b. May 22, 1802; m. 

1984.' William, b. Sept. 21, 1803; m. 

1985.' Thomas, b. March 28, 1805; d. April 8, 1827, ag. 22. 
■ Betsey, b. Oct. 20, 1808; d. Aug. 28, 1810. 

1986. Thedia, b. Oct. 29, 1806; d. Oct. 26, 1828. 

1988.' Elizabeth, b. July 10, 181 1; d. March 4, 1840. 

1989. Mary Ann, b. July 28, 1814; m. 

1990.' Heta Maria, b. Dec. 10, 1816; d. Jan. 4, 1836. 


ASA DEWEY, son of William, b. Feb. 18, 1775, at Hebron, Conn.; d. 
March 12, 1850, ag. 75, at East Bethel, Vt. ; a farmer at Hanover, N. H., 
Royalton, Tunbridge and Bethel, Vt. ; his family record was destroyed by 
fire in his house at Tunbridge about 1835, which accounts for deficiency in 
dates; m. 1803, JERUSHA KNAPP, dau. of Peter and Jerusha, b. Dec. 31, 
1777, probably at Hanover, N. H. ; d. Dec. 30, 1824. He m. May 27, 1825, 
ANNA BREWER, b. April 10, 1793, at Tunbridge; d. Jan. 7, 1877, ag. 83, 
at Royalton, Vt. 

468 Dewey Geneai^ogy. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Hanover, N. H. 
Eliza, b. April 5, 1804; d. Feb. 8, 1813. 

1992. Jerusha, b. Nov. 7, 1805; m. 

i993.fErastus Knapp, b. April 20, 1808; m. 
i994.<Loren, b. Dec. 4, 1810; m. 

1995. ''^Asa, 2d, b. Marcn 28, 1815; m. 

V Triphena, b. Jan. 19, 1818; d. Feb. 18, 1819. 



' ISRAEL DEWEY (see portrait), son of William, b. Jan. 26, 1777, at 
Hanover, N. H. ; d. July 21, 1862. ag. 85, at Lunenburgh, Vt. ; was a 
cabinet-maker and farmer, relinquishing the former business about 1820, he 
settled in the southwestern part of Berlin, Vt., or Dog village, adjoining the 
afterwards Falls village in Northfield, in 1801. This place he sold to his 
brother Henry in 1807 and removed to the east part of the town, " Berlin 
Corners," where he lived till his removal to Lunenburgh in 1851. He was 
constable and collector 1815-22, member of the Vt. Legislature 1820-1, and 
'26, a justice of the peace ten or fifteen years, generally employed in different 
capacities in town affairs and frequently engaged in settling the estates of 
descendants. His time and pecuniary means were devoted freely, accord- 
ing to his ability, to promote the interests of the common schools, the public 
library, the church and its choir, of which he was many years leader, and all 
measures calculated to improve the morals, intelligence or prosperity of the 
community. After his removal to Berlin Corners he kept a tavern several 
years, and that, with his public life and the common custom of the times, 
induced a free and finally constant use of ardent spirits which at length 
became so immoderate as to alarm his friends and himself. In 1829, he 
gave up their use, uniting with others the next year in forming the first 
temperance society in the town, and continued through the rest of his life 
a practical and consistent advocate of the cause of temperance. M. 
March i, 1801, BETSEY BALDWIN, of Norwich, Vt., dau. of Daniel, b. 
Dec. 2, 1776; d. Oct. 27, 1807, ag. 30; he m. 2d, March i, 1809, NANCY 
HOVEY, dau. of Roger and Martha (Freeman), b. Dec. 24, 1786; d. at 
Lunenburgh, Vt., Aug. 7, 1859, ag. 72. (The descent is thus: From 
Daniel Hovey, the settler of Ipswich, Mass., 1637; James 2, James 3, 
Edmund 4, Edmund 5, Roger 6.) 


1996. Daniel Havens, b. Nov. 8, 1801; m. 

1997. Alonzo Baldwin, b. April 14, 1803; m. 

1998. Milton Carrier, b. Jan. 14, 1805; was a carpenter and commenced 

By Second Wife. 


Dec. 30, 

1809; m. 


Sept. 4, 1 

:8ii; m. 


July 3, li 

313; d. June 30, 1 


Aug. 10, 

1815; m. 


Aug. 24, 

1817; m. 


March 26 

i, 1820; m. 


May 31, 

1822; d. Aug. I, 


March 9, 

1824; m. 


May 23, 

1826; d. May 22, 


March 12 

!, 1828; m. 

Branch of Josiah. 469 

business in Canton, Fulton Co., 111., in 1833. He was in the Mexi- 
can war and d. soon after his return, unm., Aug. 19, 1847, ag. 42. 
•Israel, 2d, b. Aug. 26, 1806; d. April 7, 1807. 

1999.* Harry Hovey, 
2000.' Betsey Baldwin, 

Ann Maria, b. July 3, 1813; d. June 30, 1824. 

2001. Martha Louisa, 

2002. Eunetia Parthenia, 

2003. Frederick Freeman, 

2004. .Mary Eliza, b. May 31, 1822; d. Aug. i, 1885, ag. 63, at Lun- 

enburgh, Vt. 
2005.^ Israel Otis, 
2006. 'John Calvin. 
2007. Nancy Maria, 


HENRY DEWEY, son of William, b. Sept. 12, 1779, at Hanover, N. H.; 
d. at Waitsfield, Vt., Oct. 3, 1875, ^S- 95; ^ farmer at Berlin, Vt., 1807; 
moved, 1824, to Montpelier, and soon after to Waitsfield; was moderate in 
speaking, social, industrious, and a thoroughly upright man; frequently 
called by his townsmen to places of trust and responsibility. He was the 
last of his father's family to " pass over the river," and lived to the most 
advanced age; m. April 7, 1816, AMELIA L. DUTTON, dau. of Abel and 
Susannah, b. at Alstead, N. H., April 10, 1795; d. Sept. 29, 1881, ag. 86, 
at Waitsfield, Vt. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Berlin. 
Silas, b. March 31, 1817; d. April 5. 1817. 

2012. Harriet Atnelia, b. Aug. 19, 1818; m. Sept. 7, 1842, Charles A. Jones, 
b. Oct. 26, 1814, son of Ezra and Hannah; was a farmer at Waits- 
field, and Cabot, Vt. ; d. Dec. 24, 1866. She m. 2d, March 24, 
1868, as his 2d wife, Dea. Hiram Gale, of Barre, Vt. ; he d. Dec. 
i88i, ag. 70; no children. 
^ Henry Alber, b. Jan. 16, 1822; d. Sept. 29, 1823. 
2oik.^ Zilpha Brooks, b. Jan. 22, 1825, at Montpelier, Vt. ; m. 
2015,' Henry Alber, b. April 28, 1832; m. 


PARTHENIA DEWEY, dau. of William, b. Feb. 13, 1781, at Hanover, 
N. H.; d. at Stratford, N. H., Feb. 21, 1846, ag. 65; m. March 10, 1808, Dr. 

470 Dewey Genealogy. 

* JACOB MILLER, from Middleborough, Mass.; graduated at Dartmouth 
College, 1804, studied with Dr. Nathan Smith, of Hanover, N. H.. settled 
at Berlin, Vt., where he d. Jan. 19, 1813. She ni. 2d, as his second wife, 
March 14, 1824, THOMAS BEACH, of Stratford, N. H., who d. Dec. 28, 
1826; he had a son, Ellis A. Beach, now of Chicago, 111. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Bv First M.^rri.\ge. 
n. Dr. Jedediah, b. at Berlin, Vt., Sept. 15, iSii; his classical course 
was principally at Capt. Partridge's Military Academy, at Norwich, 
Vt. Studied with Drs. Julius Y. Dewey, of Montpelier, and Orren 
Smith, of Berlin, Vt. ; was graduated at the medical department of 
Dartmouth College, 1839, practiced awhile at Middleboro, Mass., 
and then moved to New York city, where he engaged ir drug busi- 
ness, stock speculations, etc. ; held important positions in the city 
government. He m. late in life and d. 


• OLIVER DEWEY, son of William, b. Sept. 26, 1782, at Hanover, N. H. ; 
d. Aug. 3, 1871, ag. 89, at Canton, III.; was a farmer and carpenter in the 
east part of Hanover. N. H., until the fall of 1832, when he moved his family 
to Canton, Fulton Co., 111. They traveled through Vermont with teams to 
Whitehall, N. Y., thence via canal to Buffalo, steamer to Cleveland, O., 
canal to Portsmouth, O., steamer to St. Louis, Mo., and flat boat up the 
Mississippi and Illinois rivers to near Canton, 111.; m. March 10, 1814, at 
Hanover, N. H., JEMIMA WRIGHT, dau. of Dea. Nathaniel and Mary 
(Page), b. April 5, 1787, at Hanover, N. H. ; d. Oct. 23, 1862, ag. 75, at 
Canton, 111. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Hanover. 

2021. Mary Wright, b. June 28, 1815; m. 

2022. Edwin Page, b. Feb. 4, 1817; m. 

2023. .Martha Conant, b. Dec. 28, 1818; m. 

2024. Joel Wright, b. Jan. 31, 1821; m. 

2025. Roswell William, b. Jan. 5, 1824; m. 

2026. Charles Carroll, b. Aug. 9, 1826; was a merchant at Canton, 111., and 

went blind in 1895; m. April 5, 1877, .Vnna E. Wilson, of Alexandria, 
Pa., dau. of George and .•\gnes, b. about 1837; no children. 


' EUNICE DEWEY, dau. of William, b. April 7, 1784, at Hanover; she 
d. at Waitsfiekl, Vt., Sept. 27, 1851, ag. 67; m. Oct. 21, 1819, ARTEMAS 
BROWN, b. Dec. 31, 1789, at Guilford, Vt. ; d. at Waitsfiekl, Vt., Dec. 

Branch of Josiah. 471 

4, 1877, ag. 87; a farmer at Royalton, Vt. ; bought the old Dewey homestead 
at Hanover, N. H., in 1827, which he sold in 1842, removing the next year 
to Waitsfield. (He m. 2d, April 10, 1853, Mrs. Mary Prentiss Jones, b. at 
Weathersfield, Vt., Dec. 31, 1791, dau. of Thomas and Mary (Spencer) 
Prentiss, and widow of Hon. Matthias S. Jones.) 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Hanover, N. H. 

1. Lydia Dewey, b. Dec. 23, 1821; m. Jan. 31, 1845, Elijah Wyatt Bis- 

bee, son of John and Nancy (Chamberlin), b. at Springfield, Vt., 
Aug. 10, 1816. He was a farmer' at Moretown, Vt. 

2. Lucy Maria, b. May 17, 1824; m. Feb. 2, 1852, Charles D. Smith, 

son of Dr. Orange and Lucy (Hatch), b. March 16, 1826. He 
was a farmer at Waitsfield, Vt. 
3.' Harriet Pinneo, b. Dec. 13, 1826; m. Jan. 20, 1848, Charles D. Smith; 
she d. June 6, 1851; he m. 2d, her sister, Lucy Maria. 


■ ELIAS DEWEY, son of William, b. Dec. 26, 1785, at Hanover, N. H.; 
there d. Oct. 30, 1838, ag. 52, where he was a farmer on the old homestead 
until 1827, when he sold to his brother-in-law, A. Brown, and retired; was 
representative in N. H. Legislature in 1836-7; m. Jan. 19, 1824, MARY 
NEWELL, dau. of Elisha and Rebecca (Gerry), b. Feb. 14, 1797, at Brad- 
ford, Vt. ; d. Sept. 15, 1869, ag. 72, at Toulon, 111. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Hanover. 

2031. Lucindia Rebecca, b. Nov. 21, 1824; m. 

2032. Sarah Jane, b. Aug. 10, 1826; lived at Toulon, 111.; m. Aug., 

i860, Caleb C. Foster, a farmer at Hanover, N. H., and d.Jan. — , 
1881; they had: Celia W., b. Jan. 27, 1863; d. Sept. 26, 1866; 
Charles Arthur, b. Feb. 22, 1865; m. Jan. 7, 1896, Bessie Laurance, 
and lives at Toulon. 
2033. 'Eliza Maria, b. Oct. 9, 1828; m. 

Adna, b. Feb. 12, 1831; d. April 14, 1832. 

2035. Mary Adaline, b. May 17, 1833; m. 

2036. Lucy Parthenia, b. Aug. 3, 1835; m. 

2037. Anna Frances, b. Nov. 13, 1837; m. 


over, N. H. ; d. Oct. 12, 1854, ag. 65, at Toulon, 111.; a carpenter at 
Hanover; moved to Canaan, N. H., in 1835, built mills, manufactured 

47- Dewey Gexealogv. 

lumber, and finally settled in Stark Co., 111., in 1850; m. July 5, 1814, 
HARRIET PINNEO, dau. of Dea. Joseph and Azubah (Wright), from 
Columbia, Conn., b. Oct. 31, 1791; d. May 10, 1832, at Hanover, N. H. 
He m. 2d, Aug. 21, 1832, SALLY MARTIN, b. Aug. 30, 1796, at Pembroke, 
N. H.; d. Jan. 10, 1861, ag. 64, at Toulon, 111. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born .at Hanover. 
Eliza, b. Aug. 30, 1815; d. Aug. 26, 1818. 

2042. ■ Lucretia, b. June 2>, 1817; m. 

2043. > Tryphenia, b. Oct. 16, 1819; d. Oct. 21, 1895, at Toulon. 
■ Lucinda, b. July 31, 1821; d. Sept. 3, 1823. 

2045.' Samuel Mills, b. Dec. 21, 1823; m. 

>. John Adams, b. July 28, 1826; d. Aug. 16, 1827. 

■^Joseph Pinneo, b. April 23, 1829; d. Nov. 3, 1831. 

^ Julius Pinneo, b. Aug. 14, 1831; d. May 8, 1832. 

^Y Second Wike. 

2049. '•'Harriet Pinneo, b. Sept. 30, 1834; m. March 23, 1859, Nathaniel W. 

Dewey, No. 35 11, q. v. 

2050. 'Robert Martin, b. May 31, 1836; killed near Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 6, 

1864; a private in Co. F, 112th regt. 111. Volunteers. 
2050a;- Rebecca Carrier, b. Nov. 15, 1S37; d. Oct. 17, 1875, at Toulon, 111.; 
there m. Nov. 15, 1866, Henry Bickett Perry, son of Joseph (1799- 
1875, from W. Va.) and Katharine (Bickett, 1804-1881, from W. 
Va.), b. Feb. 28, 1832, at Bickett's Knob, W. Va. ; is a farmer at 
Toulon, 111., in Sept., 1898; has Mary Cornelia, b. Jan. 25, 1868; 
Josfephine Dewey, b. Dec. 10, 1869; Frederic Lincoln, b. June 2, 


'' WILLIAM WORTHINGTON DEWEY, son of Benoni, b. April 19, 
1777, at Hanover, N. H.; d. March 23, 1861, ag. 83, at Norwich, Vt. ; a 
farmer at Hanover, N. H., till he moved to Norwich, Vt., about i860; m. 
Aug. 5, i834,'"ELIZA HUTCHINSON, b. Feb. 7, 1797. 


2051. Eliza Maria, b. June 16, 1836. 

2052. Anna Isabella, b. Oct. 23, 1838. 


SAMUEL MADON DEWEY, Capt., son of Benoni, b. Aug. 11, 1779, at 
Hanover, N. H.; d. , 1813, at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., of dysentery, 


Branch of Josiah. 473 

caused by a forced march to aid Commodore Perry on Lake Erie; being 
captain of the 3d regiment, U. S. artillery, since May 20, 1813, had com- 
manded at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, for six months; was commissioned 

1st lieut. of 3d artillery, April 25, 1812; m. , 1S04, MERCY BACON 

HALLETT, b. , 1759; d. , 1829, ag. 70, at Boston, Mass.; she was 

twenty years older than her husband. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born AT Falmouth, Mass. 

2053. Maria Augusta, b. , 1805; m. 

2054." Samuel W., b. Feb. 4, 1807. 

2055 'Eliza Wait, b. , 1809; m. , Henry Wade, of Boston; had 

3 daus. and i son. 
2056/ William James, b. , i8ii; m. , a New Orleans widow with a 

son. He was a merchant at New Orleans, La., for 40 years; d. 

, leaving no children. 


• JOHN DEWEY (M. D.), Hon. (see portrait), son of Benoni, b. Dec. 
5, 1794, at Hanover, N. H. ; d. July 10, 1862, ag. 67, at Maidstone, Vt. 
Was graduated from the medical school at Dartmouth College, in 1815; 
commenced practice in Eaton, Canada, was obliged to relinquish in con- 
sequence of a disease of his eyes which for a time threatened him with 
blindness. After recovering he established himself for a time at New 
Chester (now Hill), N. H., thence he moved to Lancaster, N. H., and about 
1822, to Guildhall, Vt., where he had an extensive practice and became a 
large owner of land in Essex Co., Vt., and Coos Co., N. H. He gave up 
his practice and moved to his farm in Maidstone, Vt., in 1841. Among the 
places of public trust he'd by him are the foUowing: Assistant judge of 
Essex Co. court, '25-6; mem.ber of the Vt. House of Representatives in '28, 
'30-3, '36-8, and '41; of the Vt. Senate in '50-1, Constitutional Convention 
in '36, and Council of Censors in '48; m. Feb. i, 1832, MARY DANA 
CARLYLE, dau. of Capt. Thomas and Persis Kibbey (Dana), b. Aug. 18, 
1813, at Lancaster, N. H. ; d. Nov. 17, 1894, ag. 81, at Berlin, N. H. She 
m. , 1864, Ezra C. Hutchins, of Boston, Mass. 


2061 Amelia Carlyle, b. Oct. 22, 1832; m. Aug. 25, 1851, Samuel 

P. Coburn, and had Charles Calvin, b. March 10, 1858; d. Jan. 27, 
1859; she is living, 1898, at Stewartstown, N. H. 

2062.^ John Worthington Dewey, Captain (see portrait), son of John, b. July 
3, 1834, at Guildhall, Vt. ; attended Norwich (Vt.) Military 
Academy with George Dewey, now Rear-Admiral, entered West 

474 Dewev Genf.alogy. 

Point in 1854, on the same day tieorge entered Annapolis Academy; 
was graduated in April, 1861, and became captain of Co. C. 2d 
Berdan's sharpshooters, Oct. 19, 1S61; in the Civil War; was 
discharged for disability, Feb. 20, 1863; was commandant at 
Worcester (Mass.) Military Academy, 1864-6; afterwards captain 
of engineers, and spent his life in the Western States; was at San 
Francisco in 1886; now July, 1898, is convalescing at Tulare, Cal. ; 
has been civil engineer, teacher, miner, and manufacturer; m. April 
26, 1858, Jennie Daniels, b. May 16, 1833, at Deerfield, Pa.; d. 

, 1874. He m. 2d, Nov. 27, 1866, Mary Ewer, of Dedham, 

Mass., who d. , 1882. He m. 3d, Oct. 18, 1S87, at San Jose, 

Cal., Rena Gard, dau. of Simon and Sarah; d. Aug. 16, 1888, ag. 
46, at San Francisco, Cal.; no children. 

2063. William James Smith, b. July 8, 1841; m. 

2064. Persis Kibbie, b. April 20, 1845; living at Berlin, N. H., 

having separated from her husband and taken her maiden name; 
m. Feb. 5, 1880, at Boston, Mass., Sidney Chase French, son of 
Abijah S. and Hannah (Piatt), b. May 8, 1841, at Stratford Hollow, 
Coos Co., N. H. ; a farmer at Groveton P. O., Northumberland, 
N. H. 


^ GRANVILLE DEWEY, son of Martin, b. Sept. 5, 1786, Lebanon, N. H. ; 
there d. Jan. 27, 1840, ag. 53, where he was a farmer; m. Jan. 25, 1825, 
HARRIET B. FREEMAN, of Hartland, Vt., who d. Sept. 12, 1872, at 

EIGHTH GENERATION— Born at Lebanon, N. H. 
2065.' Geo. Martin, b. Feb. 14, 1827; m. 

2o66.vHarriet Jane, b. Dec. 14, 1828; d. March — , 1895; m. Oct. 6, 

1853, James Byron Freeman, son of Enoch and Almyra (Sweet), a 

farmer at Lebanon, N. H.; three children: Harold, Hattie A., m. 

Geo. A. Little, Emma B., unm. 
2067."' Otis Granville, b. Jan. 24, 1831; m. 

2o68.v'Hannah Cornelia, b. April r, 1833; m. May 14, 1851, John Parker 

Williams, of,Council Bluffs, la.; six children; three living, 1897, at 

605 Washington St., Council Bluffs, la. 
2069.. Edmund Freeman, b. Feb. 9, 1835, was in Montana in 1897. 


• BENJAMIN WATERMAN DEWKY, M. D., son of Martin, b. May 14, 
1794, at Lebanon, N. H.; d. Jan. 13, 1873, at Moriah, N. \.; was graduated 

Branch of Josiah. 475 

at Dartmouth College in 1819; studied medicine with a Dr. Ford in Vermont; 
began practice in Putnam, N. Y., but soon moved to Moriah, N. Y., about 

1823, where he remained until his death; m. , 1824, HARRIET COLE, 

dau. of Dr. Matthew Cole and granddau. of Dr. John Ely of Revolutinary 
war fame; b. May — , 1794; d. March — , 1873. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Moriah. 

2071.' Elizabeth, b. Feb. 24, 1825; was graduated at South Hadley 

Female Seminary in 1846; now living (1898) unm. at Moriah, N. Y. 
John Ely, b. Aug. — , 1827; d. April — , 1829. 

2073. .Edward Martin, b. March 3, 1829; was graduated at Middlebury Col- 
lege in 1850; studied law; practiced at Potsdam, N. Y., for five 
years, in the firm of Dart, Dewey & Tappan; then moved to 
Chicago; lived at the Sherman House and was there (Sept., i860) 
when the Prince of Wales stopped on his tour of the country. He 
was successful in business with bright prospects for the future, but 
his health failed him and he died Aug. 18, 1869, aged 32 years. 


►^ WILLIAM FITCH DEWEY, son of William, b. , 1797, in N. H. or 

N. Y. ; d. March 5, 1871, ag. 74, at Sylvania, O. ; lived at Beemersville, 
N. J.; m. CATHARINE COMPTON, dau. of David; he m. 2d, ELIZA 
HALLET, b. July 24, 1803, at Lyons, N. Y. 

Z075. Sarah, b. Feb. 20, 1822, at Beemersville, N. J.; d. Jan. 55, 1881; m. 

, 1847, Lovatus C. Allen, b. Sept. 21, 1816, at Huntington, Vt. 

2076. Phebe, b. March 9, 1823; m. , 1845, John Campbell, and lives at 

Galveston, Ind., in 1898. 
2077.' Fitch, b. March 31, 1825; m. 

/ 1560. 

JASON DEWEY, son of William, b. , 1814, at Galway, Saratoga 

Co., N. Y. ; d. , 1838, at Mannsville, N. Y. ; m. , 1835, at Orwell, 

N. Y., JULIA WEST, b. , 1812, at Rome, N. Y. ; d. , 1886, at 

Sandy Creek, Oswego Co., N. Y. 

2081. Celia, b. July 9, 1836, at Orwell, N. Y. ; living at Pulaski, N. Y., 1898; 
m. Feb. 22, 1855, at Sand Bank, N. Y., George W. Seamans, b. 
Sept. 9, 1828, at Winfield, N. Y. ; they had Clayton E., b. Oct. 19, 

476 Dewev Genealogy. 

1859, a bookkeeper in Syracuse, N. \ . ; Byron G., b. May 22, 1862, 
is editor of " Pulaski Democrat; " Minnie J., b. May 13, 1864; m. 

Peck, and is an artist; M. Claritta, b. Oct. 23, 1S66; m. 

Parker, and lives at Syracuse. 


SOLOMON DEWEY, 3d, son of Solomon, 2d, baptized Nov. 15, 1778, at 
Tolland, Conn.; d. Feb. 27, 1855, ag. 75, at Bridgeville, Sullivan Co., N. V.; 
m. at West Springfield, Mass., and two years later, Feb. 12, 1802, bought a 
homelot at Suffield, Conn., of Luther Loomis, which he sold in 1804 for $300. 
over twice what he had paid; was commissioned 1st lieut. of the 37th U. S. 
Infantry, May 31, 1813; and was in command at Fort Hale, East Haven, 
Conn., in the war of 1812, when it was attacked by the British; the account 
as given by one of the participants follows: 

" The approach of the British fleet was one of the grandest sights I ever 
saw. They would manoeuver in the bay, and were really good sailors, and 
their evolutions were well-nigh perfect. They approached our post, and 
would make a ' figure-eight ' manceuver that was grand and intended to be 
awe-inspiring, and at the distance looked like a flock of giant birds sailing 
gracefully over the water. The British vessels could not get within range 
of the fort, owing to the shallow water. In the bay was a rock that jutted 
up out of the water like a sheaf of wheat, and the vessels remained outside 
this. One of them, bolder than the rest, and of lighter draught, sailed in 
between the fort and the rock, making the trip in safety, which was 
considered quite a feat by the sailors. Commander Dewey couldn't rest 
under the British insolence, and sought to prevent its repetition. The fort 
had a new gun of large caliber, and after practicing on elevation and range 
upon the rock, Commander Dewey decided he would try a shot at the 
venturesome ship the ne.xt time it passed within the inner circle. ' We 
shall give her a plum,' said he, ' if she ever tries it again.' 

" The ne.xt day the bold vessel came sailing in. When she reached the 
desired point, Dewey binged away with his large cannon, and sent a ball 
into the ship and clear through her into the water. This shot frightened 
the British, who thought the .\mericans were well supplied with heavy 
ordnance, and they withdrew, thoroughly satisfied to stay out of range of 
Dewey's markmanship. The incident gave rise to the expression, ' Dewey's 
plums,' as the shots were known. ' We gave her the plum,' said Dewey, 
' but she let it get away from her.' " 

After the war he settled at Hudson, N. Y., two or three years, then 
moved to Bridgeville, Sullivan Co., N. Y., where he was a chair and cabinet- 
maker; member of N. Y. Legislature; a very good man and member of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church; m. Aug. 7, 1800, at West Springfield, Mass., 
ORPHA BAGG, dau. of Ebenezer (1740-96) and Orpha (Granger), b. about 
1780; d. and he m. 2d, MARL\ PARDEE, dau. of Abijah, b. Dec. 2, 1791, 
at Fair Haven, Conn.; d. Dec. 2, 1867, ag. 76. 

Branch of Josiah. 477 


^ Dwight, b. March 15, 1803, at Suffield, Conn.; d. there April 

18, 1804. 

2092. Harriet, b. Aug. 15, 1805; d. 1849; m. , William McLarty, 

of N. Y. city, who kept a gun store; she was well educated in music 
and literature and one of the handsomest women of her time, being 
a brunette of the Spanish type; she died Aug. 15, 1849, and was 
buried in Greenwood cemetery; her husband died a few years after; 
they had no children. 

2093. Orpha, b. April 2, 1808; m. 

2094. Mariva, b. Nov. 8, 1810; m. 

2095. Elijah Hale, h. Dec. 24, 1812; m. 
2096.. Dwight, b. Dec. 25, 1813; m. 

2097. Henry Hobert, b. May 14, 1815, at Bridgeville, N. Y. ; d. Nov. 14, 

1846; m. , Elizabeth Millspaugh, and had Milton and Ada; all 

died before 1S97. 

2098. Albert Pardee, b. , 1817 ; m. , Minerva Barnum, at Thomp- 

sonville, N. Y. ; had Frances and Libby, who lived at Marshalltown, 
la., 1897. 

2099. Charles Ambrose, b. July 7, 1820; m. 

2100. 1 Maria Caroline, b. Jan. 29, 1824; d. July 12, 1849; m. at Bridge- 
ville, Lewis H. Barnum. 
^ Francis, b. ; d. ; aged 2 days. 

2102. Edward F'rancis, b. Dec. 15, 1830; m. 

2103. Sarah Christiana, b. , at Bridgeville, N. Y. 


JOSIAH DEWEY, son of Solomon, baptized May 14, 1786, at Bolton, 

Conn. ; d. , of rheumatism, near Cedar Rapids, la. ; a farmer at Leverett, 

Mass.; served in the war of 1812; moved to , Maine about 1813, to 

Coshocton, Coshocton Co., Ohio, later, and from there to near Cedar Rapids, 
la. He had dark hair and complexion; m. Oct. 8, 1807, at Leverett, Mass., 
SALLIE WILLIAMS, dau. of Rev. Henry and Susannah (Bigelow), who d. 
of consumption at Coshocton, O. 


2105.' Avery Wms., b. May 15, 1808, at Leverett; m. 

2106. Eliza, b. July — , iSio; d. after 1886, at Lower Lake, Lake Co., 

Cal.; m. Aug. — , 1828, Col. Charles W. Simmons, and had i, a 
daughter, who m. James Hazlett, a banker at Boone, la. ; 2, Charles, 
a farmer at Mapleton, la. ; 3, Laura, m. J. S. Miles, of Lower Lake 
(in 18S6); 4, Carrie, m. M. L. Reynolds, owned a large ranch in 


• Sarah, 

b. Oct. 

— , 18 


Josiah, 2d, 





b. , 




b. , 



Charles H., 

b. , 


478 Dewey Genealogy. 

Lake Co., Cal. ; 5, Frank; and 6, George, a farmer at Lower Lake, 

12; m. Gerhart, of Bellville, O, 

in Maine; m. 

m. Marsh. 

m. A. Ordway. 

d. , 1886, at Cedar Rapids, la., where 

he was a wholesale furniture dealer, a most liberal man and traveled 
much; was a "forty-niner" in California; m. S. J. Bell; no 

2112. iGeorge, b. , 1822; d. , at Cedar Rapids, la., where he 

was a merchant; m. Sallie Elder, from Virginia, and had Mary, b. 

1840; d. 1880; Lillie, b. ; m. H. B. Suter, of Cedar Rapids; 

and a son, who died of consumption in 1886. 


SILAS DEWEY, son of Asahel, b. June 16, 1801, at Lebanon, Conn.; 
there d. Dec. 27, 1836, of consumption; was a farmer on the old homestead; 
m. Oct. 19, 1828, at Groton, Conn., SALLY ANN BROWN, dau. of David 
Palmer and Fanny Eldredge (Chadwick), b. Sept. 27, 1807, at Groton, Conn. ; 
d. Dec. 8, 1893, aged 86, at Rockville, Conn. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Leb.\non. 

3021. Silas Henry, b. April 27, 1830; m. 

3022. Lucina Elizabeth, b. Jan. 26, 1832; m. 

.3023. Sarah Ann, b. Sept. 7, 1833; m. Nov. 17, 1853, at Springfield, 

Mass., Solon Parker, of Rockville, Conn., son of Ithamar and 
Rachel, b. Aug. 19, 1828, in Vt. ; a carpenter at Rockville. 

'3024. Frances Maria, b. April 24, 1835; m. 

,3025. Phebe Hadassah, b. March 31, 1837; m. March 13, 1875, at Rockville, 
Conn., Dwight Marcy, son of Calvin and Elvira (Clark), b. June 8, 
1840, at Union, Conn.; d. May 7, 1887, at Rockville, Conn., where 
he was a lawyer and she still lives, Sept., 1898. 


, LORENZO WRIGHT DEWEY, Deacon, son of Eleazer, b. April 20, 
1805, at Columbia, Conn.; there d. March 28, 1868, aged 64; a farmer; 
deacon of Congregational Church there after July 8, 1843 ; of medium height, 
weighed 150 lbs., had dark brown hair, blue eyes, fair complexion, of genial 
disposition, loved and respected by all; his last days were shadowed by 
business troubles; m. May 7, 1834, LUCY DORRANCE; who d. March 4, 
1895, at Columbia. 

Branch of Josiah. 479 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Columbia. 

3026' Edwin Dorrance, b. March 28, 1835; was graduated at Brown Uni- 
versity in 1864, then taught Hitchcock Free School at Brimfield, 
Mass. ; now living at Columbia, Conn. 

3027. Mary Wells, b. Feb. 28, 1837; d. Jan. 13, 1886, ag. 48, at 


3028. Lydia Wright, b. March 28, 1839; m. March 28, 1864, William 

Townsend, of Rochester, N. Y. 
3029.' Ansel Gershom, b. Nov. 8, 1840; d. Feb. 8, 1897, ag. 56, at Portland, 
Me., where he was for years general agent of ^tna Life Insurance 
Co.; m. Dec. 25, 1867, Abby Clarke. 


' ELMORE GERVASE DEWEY, son of Eleazer, b. Nov. 6, 1808, at 
Columbia, Conn., where he lived on the old homestead, until after his wife's 
death in 1889, when he went to his daughter, Mrs. Burr, at Haddam, where 
he still lives, aged 90 years, in Nov., 1898; m. Oct. 19, 1834, ELIZABETH 
C. LYMAN, who d. June 7, 1889, at Columbia. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Columbia. 

3031. Helen Adelaide, b. Sept. 21, 1835; m. Oct. 15, 1854, Levi E. Smith; 

live at Lynn, Mass., and had Marion, b. Nov. 29, 1855; m. Sept. 
10, 1878, Otis Marshall; Myron, b. Nov. 24, 1859, unm. at Lynn. 

3032. Catharine Amelia, b. Oct. 27, 1850; m. Aug. 25, 1878, Cleman Buir, 

of Haddam, Conn., Duncan P. O. ; they had Vera Elsie, b. Dec. 5, 
1880; Grace Dewey, b. May 13, 1884; Erwin Rupert, b. Aug. 5, 


■ JOSIAH DEWEY, 2d, son of Josiah, b. Feb. 14, 1786, at Lebanon, Conn. ; 
d. Aug. II, i860, at Delta, Oneida Co., N. Y ; was a farmer at West Leyden, 
N. Y.: m. Feb. i, ,1816, MARTHA (" PATTY ") HITCHCOCK, dau. of 
Solomon and Lois (Hitchcock), b. June 28, 1791, at Lebanon, Madison Co., 
N. Y.; d. .'Kug. 12, 1864 (her father settled at Cherry Valley, N. Y., in 1798, 
and Hanover, N. Y., 1801-2. See Hitchcock Genealogy.) 


3041. Solomon Ambrose, b. Nov. 14, 1S16; m. 

3042. Josiah Davis, b. July 31, 1820; m. 

3043. Abigail Parthenia, b. Nov. 22, 1822; was a doctor and m. Dr. J. 

Maurey, and m. 2d, James Newhall. 

48o Dewey Genealogy. 

3044I Martha Lovina, b. June 16, 1824; m. about 1845, Sanford Welmore 
Miller, of W. Leyden, N. Y., and had i, Adelaide, b. about 1846, 
who m. 1872, Thomas Adelbert Strickland, of Lincoln, N. Y., and 
had Greeley, b. Jan. 9, 1874; Myron, b. June — , 1883; Greeley 
lives, Rochester, N. Y. ; m. and two children; 2, Flora, b. about 

. 1593. 

FANNY DEWEY, dau. of Josiah, b. , 1788, at Lebanon, Conn.; d. 

about 1827; m. Oct. 19, 1809, JABEZ PEASE, son of Maj. Alpheus and 
Olive (Anderson), of Somers, Conn., and VV. Leyden, N. Y., b. June 17, 
1788, at Somers, Conn.; was a farmer at Martinsburgh, N. Y., and m. 2d, 
Jan. 29, 1829, Almira Spinning; and had \Villiam C, b. 1830. 


I. Jabez L., b. Nov. i, 1S12; lived at Constableville, N. Y. ; m. 

Harriet Tinker. 
. 2. Diodate B., b. Feb. 7, 1815; lived at Martinsburgh; m. Amanda M 

• 3. Alpheus D., b. Aug. 20, 1817; m. Nancy Miller. 

'. 4. Fanny M., b. June 10, 1821; m. Leonard Pitcher, of Martinsburgh. 
> 5. Lydia D., b. March 19, 1825; m. Ebenezer Rice, of Martinsburgh. 


' SYLVESTER GEORGE DEWEY, probably son of Sylvester, and b. 

, 1791 ; d. , in , Vt. ; m. , EUNICE REED, who d. , at 

Woburn, Mass. 


3048. A daughter, b. about 1821; ni. Patridge, lived at Boston, 

Mass, and had Addie. 

3049. Louisa, b. , 1823; m. , Dr. Dalton, of Woburn, 

Mass., and had James and William. 
3050/ Augustus Winslow, b. 1825, in Vermont; d. Dec. 23, 1861, at Salmon 
Falls, N. H.; m. about 1850, at Woodstock, Vt. (?), Harriet Eliza- 
beth Powers, dau. of Levi and Mary (Frost), b. Nov. 26, 1827, at 
Keysville, N. Y. (?); d. Dec. 5, 1891, at So. Berwick, Me., leaving 
Charles Augustus, b. April 6, 1853, at Black Brook, N. Y., a con- 
tractor in steam work at Lynn, Mass., living at No. 8 Lynnfield St.; 
m. Aug. 31, 1879, at Kittery, Me., Emma .\manda Knight, dau. of 
Samuel and Emily Ann (Shorey), b. June 9, 1852, at So. Berwick, Me. 

Branch ok Josiah. 481 


DARIUS MANN DEWEY, son of Sylvester, b. Nov. 15, 1793; d. April 
26, 1850, at Randolph, Vt., where he lived, and on his death his family 
moved to Waupaca, Wis.; m. Jan. 16, 1816, at Randolph, Orange Co., Vt.. 
HANNAH SESSIONS, dau. of John, b. March 10, 1795, at Mansfield, Conn. ; 
d. Dec. 31, 1876, at Waupaca, Wis.; her father moved to Vermont in 1802. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Randolph, Vt. 
3051. Hannah Cornelia, b. Aug. 29, 1816; m. twice; no children; living with 

a stepson in Minneapolis, in May, 1898. 
3052. ^Harriet N., b. May 17, 1818; d. Sept. 20, 1895; m. March 11, 

1838, Abel Miles, who d. May 10, 1876; had two sons, oldest died 

of wounds in the army after two years' service, the other lives in 

Sextonville, Wis. 
3053. Horace Robbins, b. Nov. 20, 1819; lives at Omro, Wis.; m. , 

Arvilla Churchill; had three daughters and a son, one Clara, b. Dec. 

26, 1868, at Warrensburgh, N. Y. ; m. May 2, 1891, at St. Paul, 

Minn., Benjamin Eugene Baker, son of Ezekiel Porter and Rachel 

Alice (Brett), b. June 20, 1864, at Dover, Minn.; is a grain and 

stock broker at Duluth, Minn. 
3054.' Darius Hyman, b. Aug. 21, 1821; d. in 111.; left Charles and Frank. 
3055. 'Freeman Dana, b. June 14, 1823; living unm. at Waupaca, Wis., 1898. 
3056. -Minoria, b. June 11, 1826; unm. at Waupaca. 
3057/ Mary Elizabeth, b. July 31, 1828; m. , Amos Smith, and lived in 

3058. 'Charles Carroll, b. June 15, 1830; m. 

3059, Maria, b. Sept. 26, 1832; unm. at Waupaca. 

3060. John Marshall, b. May 25, 1836; lives at Latona, Wash.; m. but no 

3061.' Helen, b. April 2, 1S38; d. 


^ WILLIAM PITT DEWEY, son of Alpheus, b. Aug. 27, 179S, at Wind- 
ham, Conn.; d. Nov. 11, 1863, of dropsy, at Middletown, Conn., where he 
was an architect and builder, and a member of The North Congregational 
Church; m. Oct. 12, 1825, SOPHRONIA KIBBEE, dau. of Maj. Gen. 
Amariah and Charlotte (McKinney), b. Dec. ir, 1804, at Somers, Conn.; d. 
Sept. 29, 1890, of heart failure, at Middletown, Conn., where she was a 
member of The North Congregational Church. 

482 Dewey Genealuuv. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Middletown, Conn. 

3071. Charlotte M., b. Feb. 10, 1827; m. Henry Cornwell, of Middle- 


3072,' Delia S., b. Sept. 27, 1828; m. Dr. Horatio Arnold Hamil- 

ton, of Perrysburg, O. 

3073.' Mary C, b. July 6, 1S30, m. Hiram Wilson, of Geneseo, 111. 

3074. William Kibbee, b. July 13, 1832; m. 

3075 'Emily Eliza, b. Dec. 21, 1836; d. Sept. 11, 1856, at Middletown, 


3076. Amariah Apheus, b. June 21, 1839; m. 


'JOSEPH DEWEY, son of Josiah, 2d, b. -, 1790, at Cambridge, N. Y. ; 

d. , at Sullivan, Pa., where he had settled about 1810; m. REBECCA. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Sullivan. 

3081. Elvira, b. about 1815; m. Rev. Nathan Fellows, a Methodist minister. 

3082. Josiah, b. , 1817; m. , Emily Fletcher. 

3083. Lester, b. , 1819; d. unm. " in the west." 

3084. Edwin, b. Aug. 23, 1821; m. 

3085. Seth, b. , 1823; m. Gorilla Lewis. 

3086. Ann, b. , 1825; m. , Dwight Gillett. 


SARAH DEWEY, dau. of Josiah, b. , 1789, at Cambridge, N. Y. ; 

d. April 6, 1821, at Westfield, Mass.; m. Oct. i6, 1806, JUSTUS LOOMIS, 
son of Joshua and Abigail (Langdon), b. Feb. 5, 1782, at Westfield, Mass.; 
there d. Aug. 28, 1864, aged 82, where he lived on Feeding Hills road, and 
m. 2d, May 29, 1825, Irene Loomis, 1783-1861, and had Amanda; and Silas, 
who lives on the old place in 1898. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 

li Hiram, b. Feb. 6, 1808; d. in Ohio. 

2. Frederic, b. Nov. 5, 1809; m. Lavina King, lived in Vermontville, 


3. Mary Ann, b. June 30, 1811; d. Oct. 15, 1866, at W. Springfield, 

Mass. ; m. Samuel Smith. 

4. Huldah, b. June 22, 1813; m. S. Pease Chapin, of Springfield, Mass. 

5. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 19, 1815; m. Sept. 7, 1835, James Hancock, of 

Suffield, Conn. 

6. Emily, b. Nov. 14, 1819; d. March 3, 1822. 

Branch of Josiah. 483 


^ SANFORD SMITH DEWEY, M. D., son of Josiah, 2d, b. July 5, 1800, 
at Feeding Hills, Mass.; was a physician at Bellefonte, Pa., Huntsville, O., 
and , Illinois; m. , MARY CRAWFORD. 


3087. Amanda, b. about 1820; m. , Mr. Diehl, and lived at 

Abingdon, 111., in 1882. 

3088. 'Martha, b. , 1822; d. , 1873; m. , J. Dickens; 

lived at Ottawa, 111. 

3089. Sarah Ann, b. — — •, 1824; m. and lived at Garnett, Kan. 
3090.. James €., b. , 1826; d. , 1850, at Huntsville, O., on 

return from college. 

3091. William Francis, b. April — , 1837; d. July 28, 1892; was captain in 

Co. C, 53d Regt. 111. Vol. Infantry in Civil War; served as clerk for 
many years in the War and Treasury Departments at Washington, 
D. C; m. , and had John Sanford, b. Aug. 17, 1871, at Wash- 
ington, where he is clerk in a coal and wood yard. 

3092. Huldah Mary, b. , 1839; m. , Rev. Simpson, a promi- 

nent Methodist minister, at Staunton, Va. 

3093. Henrietta, b. , 1841; m. , Daniel Carr, of Dayton, O. ; 

she is living at Huntsville, O., in 1898. 
Sanford Josiah, b. 1843; d. 1847. 

3094. Louisa Jane, b. , 1845; m. Coulter, who was clerk of 

Logan Co., O. ; lived at Bellefontaine. 
3094. John Sanford, b. 1847; d. 1872; was a minister. 

3094. 'Robert C, b. 1849; d. Nov. — , 1881, at Staunton, Va., where 

he was a physician. 



JOSIAH F. DEWEY, son of Josiah, 2d, b. June 11, 1802, at Feeding 
Hills, Mass.; d. Jan. 4, 1882, ag. 79, at Marseilles, 111.; moved from near 

Sullivan, Pa., to , Ind., then to , 111.; m. March 5, 1826, LYDIA 

FAMES, b. Oct. II, 1806; d. Sept. 22, 1847. 


3095. Augusta, b. Oct. 31, 1826; d. 

3096. Orinda, b. June 27, 1829, in Pa.; m. 

3097. Louis, b. Jan. 11, 1832; d. 

George W., b. Nov. 5, 1833; d. Nov. 15, 1847. 

Mary, b. May 7; d. 8, 1834. 

484 Dewey Genealogy. 

3098. Josiah Warren, b. March 7, 1836; a blacksmith at Memphis, Tenn. ; 

m. , Ottawa, 111., Ellen Paintergrass. 

3099. Ransom Palmer, b. July 14, 1839; a machinist at Marseilles, 111.; was 

captain of 104th 111. regt. Vols, in Civil War; m. , Celia Frary, 

who lives at Waterloo, la , in 1898; a dau., Hattie E., b. about 
1865, lives at Chicago, 111. 
'Lydia Jane, b. June 15, 1842; d. July 6, 1852. 


^ JAMES BABCOCK DEWEY, son of Josiah, 2d, b. Jan. 19, 1805, at 
Feeding Hills, Mass.; d. Jan. 14, 1890, ag. 85, at Sullivan, Tioga Co., Pa., 

whither he had gone about 1823; m. , 1824, at S'.'.llivan, ASENATH 

HARDING, dau. of Samuel and Love (Mayhew), b. Oct. 13, 1806, at Rutland, 
Vt. ; d. Jan. 11, 18S6, ag. 79, at Sullivan, Pa. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Sullivan, Pa. 

3101. Fanny, b. Aug. 3, 1825; d. ; m. June 11, 1854, Lanson 

Baldwin; was divorced and m. Harrison Rumsey; had a girl and 
was divorced from him; now living with her brother Addison on 
the old homestead at Sullivan. 

3102. James, b. March 22, 1827; m. Aug. 20, 1846, Lorena Rumsey; 

lived at Canoe Camp, Pa. 

3103. Sanford, b. June 13, 1829; m. 

3104. Isabella Diana, b. ; d. soon. 

3105. Addison, b. Oct. 23, 1832; m. 

3106. Emery H., b. .\pril 3, 1835; settled on government land at Dover, 

Olmstead Co., Minn., in April, 1856, where he lives, Dover Center 
was town clerk, 1864, 5, 6; county commissioner, 1871, 2, 3; chair- 
man board of supervisors several times; member of M. E. Church 
m. Oct. 6, 1869, Mary E. Sturdivant, and had Abigail Asenath, b, 
May 15, 1862; d. March 11, 1888; James Emery, b. Dec. 19, 1864 
d. Aug. 23, 1865; Solon Harding, b. March 19, 1870; d. Feb. 22, 
1886; Fred S., and Frank B., twins, b. Feb. 3, 1872. 
3107.' Lydia Jane, b. Aug. 21, 1837; m. 

3108. Solon Harrison, b. Dec. 10, 1841; d. Jan. 24, 1863, at Hampton, Va. ; 

a member of Co. A, loist regt. I'a. Vols.; ni. .Adeline Palmer, and 
had Flora, b. 

3109. Henry Francis, b. Dec. 21, 1843; ni. 

Lorena A., b. Oct. 21, 1845; d. March 5, 1854. 

3110. Sarah Helen, b. June 20, 1849; d. 1893; m. .\ug. 6, 1872, Isaac W. 

Whiting, of Mansfield, Pa. ; had three daughters. 

Branch of Josiah. 485 


JOEL DEWEY, 2d son of Joel, b. Oct. 23, 1804, at Feeding Hills, 
Mass.; d. Aug. 7, 1841, in Florida; was a carpenter; m. Feb. 27, 1831, at 
Waterford, N. Y., CHARLOTTE McGUIER, b. April 27, 1805, at Water- 
ford, N. Y. ; d. May 20, 1890, at Lansingburgh, N. Y. 


311 1. Stephen Gerard, b. , 1832; d. , 1832. 

3112. Sarah Isabel], b. May 19, .1833, at Waterford, N. Y. ; now, Jan., 

1897, living at Lansingburgh, N. Y. 

3113. Harriet Eliza, b. June 16, 1835; m. Oct. 21, 1858, Barton; had 

I, Frank, b. Jan. 28, i860, at Eagle Bridge, N. Y. ; m. April 18, 

1888, ; 2, Harry, b. June 7, 1864, at Hoosick, N. Y. Mrs. 

Harriet E. Barton d. Jan. 19, 1877, at Troy, N. Y. Frank Barton 
is (Jan., 1897,) living at Lansingburgh, N. Y. 

3114. Lucy Ann, b. Sept. 7, 1837, at Newburgh, N. Y. ; d. April 11. 

1884, at Lansingburgh, N. Y. 


MARY McINTIRE DEWEY, dau. of Joel, b. Dec. 9, 1805, at Feeding 
Hills, Mass.; d. Aug. 10, 1884, ag. 78, at Ottawa, 111., of paralysis; m. 
Sept. I, 1831, at White Creek, N. Y., NATHANIEL CENTER, who d. May 
— , 1845, at Rose, Wayne Co., N. Y., where he lived after 1837; they were 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at White Creek and Rose. 

1. Mary Helen, b. July 13, 1832; m. Sept. 30, 1851, at Rose, Wm. 

Blaine, who d. , 1887; she lives at Fairbury, 111. 

2. Hallet Chase, b. Dec. 26, 1833; m. Sept. — , 1859, at Huron, N. Y., 

Harriet Cornelia Hall. 

3. John Henry, b. May 11, 1836; farmer at Ottawa, 111.; there m. 

March 4, 1869, Sarah Price, dau. of Wm. Handley and Sarah Ann 
(Delano), b. Nov. 27, 1840, at Chillicothe, O. ; d. Feb. i, 1895, ag. 
54, near Ottawa, 111. 
' 4. Dorr Dewey, b. Aug. 8, 1838, at Rose, N. Y. ; living at Ottawa, 111.; 
m. Jan. 3, 1866, at Rose, N. Y., Harriet Melissa Allen. 

5. Eliza Dewey, b. May 12, 1841; unm. at Ottawa, 111. 

6. Harriet Isabel, b. Feb. 12, 1845; m. May 15, 1878, near Ottawa, 111., 

Christopher Buchanan Poundstone; living at Grand Ridge, 111. 

486 Dewey Genealogy. 


ELIZA MARVIN DEWEY, dau. of Joel, b. Sept. 9, 1809, at Feeding 
Hills, Mass.; d. April 20, 1876, ag. 66, at Cambridge, X. V., of apoplexy; 
m. Jan. 14, 1840, at White Creek, N. Y., ALONZO RICH, b. April 19, 1812, 
at White Creek, N, Y. ; they were Presbyterians. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Cambridge, N. Y. 
'' I. Harriet Ann, b. Dec. 7, 1841 ; m. Oct. 23, i860, at Cambridge, N. Y., 
Mial Pierce Barton, b. Feb. 22, 1830, at Jackson, N. Y. ; their dau., 
Eliza Rich Barton, b. Feb. 13, 1866; m. March 18, 1891, James 
Legus Skillie, b. April 26, 1865, at Cambridge, N. Y. 


ISABEL A. DEWEY, dau. of Joel, b. , 181 1, at Feeding Hills, Mass. ; 

d. Dec. 29, 1866, at North Hoosick, N. Y., of dropsy; m. March 20, 1838, 
at White Creek, N. Y., CHRISTOPHER CHASE; they were Presbyterians. 


1. Mrs. Louisa A. Byars, of North Hoosick, N. Y. 

2. Mrs. Nicolas Goodwin, of Hoosick Falls, N. Y. 


HARRIET RICE DEWEY, dau. of Joel, b. Oct. 8, 1817, at White Creek, 
N. Y. ; d. July 15, 1896, ag. 78, at Perry, N. Y., of paralysis; m. Sept. 2, 
1845, at White Creek, N. Y., PETER WRIGHT TINKHAM; they were 
Baptists at Perry, Wyoming Co., N. Y. 


I. Henry D., b. 1846, at Perry, N. Y. 


" HENRY RICE DEWEY, son of Joel, b. Oct. 8, 1817, at White Creek, 
N. Y. ; d. Feb. 11, 1894, near Madison C. H., Florida, where he had settled 
in 1836 as a carpenter, machinist, and farmer; lived near Madison C. H., 
Florida, and Quitman, Ga. ; m. Dec. 7. 1843, ELIZABETH FLOWERS, b. 
April 17, 1818, in Lawrence Co., Ga. ; d. April 17, 1895. 

3115. Richard, b. Sept. 15, 1844; killed in first battle at Gettysburg, 

Pa., July, 1863, in Co. I), 5th Fla. regt., under Capt. A. J. Lea. 

Branch of Josiah. 487 

31 16. Henry, b. Dec. 28. 1845; d. Sept. 7, 1871; served during 

Civil war in 2d Fla. cavalry, under Capt. Smith Parramore; was a 
farmer in Madison Co., Fla.; after the war; never married. 
X3117. Joel, b. Dec. i, 1847; unm. 1898; lives on the old home- 

stead in Madison Co., Fla., P. O. address, Quitman, Ga. 
'^118. Sylvanus Dorr, b. Feb. 19, 1849; a farmer in Brooks Co., Ga. ; 

address, Quitman, Ga. ; m. Feb. 24, 1878, Caroline E. Hassel, b. 1*^'Mj^< i^ 
April 8, 1850; they have had Henry, b. Dec. i, 1878; d. ; Walter J., ^^ ^ )-liAA.y- 
b. Jan. 17, 1880; Andrew D., b. Feb. 18, 1882; Thomas E., b. Feb. 
19, 1884; d. soon. 
•^3119. Benjamin, b. April i, 1851; a farmer in Madison Co., Fla.; 

address, Quitman, Ga. ; m. Feb. 14, 1884, Mary Armenta Young, 
b. Jan. I, 1862, in Brooks Co., Ga. ; d. July i, 1893, in Madison 
Co., Fla.; they had Julia Morton, b. Jan. 12, 1885; Joel Young, b. 
Sept. II, 1886; Benjamin Denson, b. Jan. 19, 1888; d. Aug. 16, 
1890; Henry Mike, b. May 3, 1890; Mary Cordelia, b. April i, 1892. 
^3120. Andrew Jackson, b. Aug. 30, 1853; a farmer in Madison Co., Fla.; 
address, Hamburg, Fla.; m. Jan. 4, 1891, Amanda E, Gaston, of 
Madison Co., b. May 24, 185 1; d. Nov. 13, 1892; they had Joel 
Clayton, b. Oct. 25, 1891; d. Aug. 2, 1892. 
'"3121. Whitson James, b. March 2, 1856; a farmer in Madison Co., Fla.; 
address. Bond, Fla.; m. Nov. 13, 1881, Ann Cleopatra Bryan, and 
had Carrie James, b. Sept. 14, 1882; Henry Hillard, b. Sept. 14, 
1884; Mamie Elizabeth, b. Oct. 2, 1886; Gussie, b. March 14, 1890; 
d. Dec. 7, 1891; Charles Wilson, b. Jan. 25, 1891; Carry Lena, b. 
/ Nov. 10, 1893; Pattie Emmett, b. March 20, 1895; Blanch Jordan, 

t/ b. May i, 1897. 

3122. Julia Isabel, b. Aug. 7, 1859; she owns a farm in Madison Co., 

Fla.; lives at Quitman, Ga. ; m. March 22, 1894, James \V. Lovett, 
b. March 24, 1857, in Brooks Co., Ga. ; is a clerk, and has Henry 
Baldwin, b. Aug. 10, 1895. 
All of Henry R. Dewey's children are light conplexioned, rather stout, 
all the dead in the family, except Richard, are buried at Concord Baptist 
Church, in Madison Co., Florida. 


- MARY DEWEY, dau. of Allen, b. May 6, 1803, at Feeding Hills, Mass. ; 
there d. Nov. 13, 1853; m. Dec. 21, 1823, ORSON SMITH, b. April 13, 
1800; d. Jan. 12, i88i, at Feeding Hills. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Feeding Hills. 
I. Belinda Cleveland, b. May 2, 1825; d. March 23, 1868. 
^ 2. Mary Catharine, b. May 10, 1827; d. Dec. 10, 1874. 

488 Dewey Genealogy. 

3. Ruth Ann. b. Nov. 17, 1829; d. Dec. 3, 1874. 

4. Lovisa Elizabeth, b. Aug. 17, 1831; d. May 19, 1842. 

,5. Fanny Maria, b. July 26, 1833; m. Jan. i, 1855, George Lorenzo 

Andrews, b. Feb. 13, 1831; d. Dec. 11, 1861, and had Hattie Lovisa, 
b. May 31, 1856; m. March 31, 1880, Andrew Hall Sweatland, b. 
Feb. 22, 1844, and had four children, in 1895. 

6. Truman Orson, b. March 26, 1837; d. March 31, 1852. 


GEORGE W. DEWEY, son of Allen, b. Dec. 20, 1806, at Feeding Hills, 

Mass.; there d. Aug. 7, 1877; m. , 1849, BEULAH A. ROBERTS, dau. 

of William and Beulah (Hedges), b. , 1813; d. March 29, 1881. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born .\t Feeding Hills. 

3126. William R., b. , 1850 ; m. Jan. 23, 1883, Mrs. Elizabeth L. 

Moffat, her third marriage, dau. of Daniel A. and Julia H. Moffat, 
b. about 1849. 

3127. Emma Esther, b. May 7, 1852; m. May 7, 1873, Levi Sidney Fish, son 

of William Sidney and Sarah Ann (Mangum), b. May 28, 1851; d. 

Sept. 30, 1880, at Feeding Hills. She m. 2d, , Charles Harden. 

She had Hattie, b. May 9, 1874; Addie Maud and George Levi, 
twins, b. Oct. 5, 1876; Idell, b. Dec. 11, 1878; Benjamin F., b. 
May I, 1880; d. Aug. 4, 1885. 


" ALBERT DEWEY, son of Allen, b. Jan. 24, 1811, at Feeding Hills, 
Mass.; d. June 13, 1893, ag. 82, in Sullivan, Tioga Co., Pa.; m. about 1833, 
EMALINE PROVIN, who d. March 3, 1892, ag. 81 yrs. 2 mos. 25 days. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Sullivan, Pa. 

' 3128. Orson S., b. , 1834; m. Dec. 5, 1865, at Feeding Hills, Mass., 

Elizabeth M. Fowler, dau. of William and Emeline, b. 1846; lived 

in , Pa. 

3129. George H., b. , 1836; lived at Feeding Hills, Mass., and Alba, 

Pa.; m. Nov. 23, 1857, at Feeding Hills, Sarah C. Loomis, dau. of 
Lyman and Sarah (Freeland), of Feeding Hills, b. , 1839. 

« 1636. 

LOVISA DEWEY, dau. of Allen, b. Feb. 24, 1813, at Feeding Hills, 
Mass.; d. Jan. 29, 1886, at Sylvania, Pa.; m. Oct. 17, 1836, ASHMAN 
SPERRY, b. March 29. 1811, at Russell, Mass.; d. Jan. 5, 1889, at Sylvania, 
Pa. ; was a whipmaker at Westfield, Mass. ; lived on Court street, opposite 
Washington; moved to Sylvania, Pa., 1850. 


Branch of Josiah. 489 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Westfield. 

1. Frances A., b. Nov. 8, 1840; m. , Asa Slingerland; they have 

four'children at Sylvania, Pa. 

2. Lyman Lewis, b. Oct. 18, 1843; m. Nov. 25, 186S, at Lowell, Mass., 

Leora Hedges, dau. of Henry and Phoebe (Tennant), of Springfield, 
Mass.; he was sergeart in Co. C, 7th Fa. Vol. cavalry, 1861-5; now 
whip salesman, and has several children at Chicago, 111. 


FLAVEL DEWEY, son of Daniel, 2d, b. Feb. 2, 1801, Lebanon, Conn.; 
d. Sept. 14, 1870, ag. 69, at Canajoharie, N. Y. ; he was of Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y., in 1825, when he bought land at Lebanon, Conn.; moved to Ames, 
Montgomery Co., N. Y., about 1832, where he lived until 1865, when he 
moved to Canajoharie; was justice of the peace several terms and held in 
high esteem by all his townsmen; m. Sept. 7, 1828, BETSEY FOWLER 
BINGHAM, dau. of Abial and Sarah (Fowler, dau. of Amos, 2d see No. 
1392), b. Sept. 10, 1808, at Lebanon, Conn.; d. March i, 1887, at Ames, 
N. Y. 

'3141. Elizabeth, b. May 2, 1833; m. , Albert Osborn; they 

both d. in Aug., 1870. 
''3142. Amos Bingham, b. June 6, 1835; has been justice of the peace 

at Ames, N. Y., for twenty years; ni. , Louise Jones, and had 

two sons. 
3143. Mary, b. April — , 1838; m. Sept. — , 1857, Henry A. 

Jones; they live in Brooklyn, N. Y. ; have a dau., Jennie V., who 

m. W. W. Dodge. 
-3144. Edmund Harding, b. Jan. 14, 1840; m. — — , Sylvia A. Blake; he 

d. childless, Aug. 5, 1885, ag. 45; grad. at Union College, in 1858; 

practiced law in St. Louis and New York. 
3145. Charles Henry, b. May 20, 1844; m. Dec. 4, 1872, at Brooklyn, 

N. Y., Jane Phyfe Burchard, dau. of Gurdon and Adeline (Phyfe), 

b. N. Y. city; he is fire insurance agent at 7 Pine St., New York 

city, Nov. 1898; has lived in Brooklyn since 1864. 

. 1651. 

ELIPHALET DEWEY, 2d, son of Eliphalet, b. April 15, 1786, at Leba- 
non, Conn.; d. Dec. 15, 1822, ag. 36, at Pomfret, N. Y. ; where he was 
an innkeeper, farmer and sheriff of Chautauqua county under Gov. Dewitt 
Clinton; m. ARETHUS.\ H.\CKLY, of , N. Y. ; d. Feb. — , 1814, 

490 Dewey Genealogy. 

ag. 19. He m. 2d, Jan. — , 1816, at Pomfret, N. Y., FANNY MORTON. 
dau. of Levi and Elishaby (Mack), of Madison, N. Y., b. April 4, 1795; d. 
Jan. 21, 1875, ag. 79, at Johnstown, Mich. 



3146. Susan Arethusa, b. Sept. 3, 1813, at Fredonia, N. Y. ; m. 

By Second Marriage. 

3i47.iAlbert Gallatin, b. Nov. 25, 1816, at Pomfret, N. Y. ; d. Dec. 30, 1897, 
ag. 81, at Johnstown, Mich; moved to Michigan in 1838; crossed 
"the Plains" to California in 1849; spent the winter of 1849-50 
on the Sandwich Islands; went back to Michigan in 1853, where he 
was a farmer, in Barry county; m. March 18, 1854, Mandana Wal- 
lace, who d. Sept. 22, 1855, ag. 28; he m. March 18, 1858, Emeline 
Cookson, dau. of John, of Chautauqua Co., N. Y. ; she d. March 22, 
1895; he had a son, b. Aug. 4, 1855; d. Sept. 2, 1855. 

3148. Levi Morton, b, Sept. 20, 1818; m. 


r SUSAN DEWEY, dau. of Eliphalet, b. March 31, 1790, at Lebanon 
Conn.; d. Aug. 18, 1836, ag. 46; m. Dec. 4, 1810, JONATHAN SPRAGUE 

of Providence, R. I., son of Hezekiah, b. , 1776; d. Aug. 22, 1857, ag. 

81, at Fredonia, N. Y., where he was a farmer; he m. 2d, Feb. — , 1837, 
HARRIET DEWEY, half-sister to his first wife, who d. Dec. 25, 1842^ 
ag. 44- 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Fredonia. 
' I. Patty, b. April 17, 1813; d. March 11, 1822. 

^2. Ruth, b. Aug. 28, 1815; d. Sept. 3, 1843; m. Jan. 8, 1840, William 

Praetor Mellen, Jr., of Dunkirk, N. Y. ; d. Nov. 9, 1873, ag. 60, at 
Cincinnati, O. ; he was a lawyer at Fredonia, N. Y., and general 
agent of United States Treasury Department, 1862-4; a son, Wm. 
Sprague, lives at Cincinnati. 

3. Thomas, b. May 22, 1818; d. April 7, 1838, ag. 19. 

4. Philander, b. July 17, 1820; a wood and lumber dealer at Red Wing, 

Minn., at S. Deerfield, Mass., 1898; m. Jan. 9, 1844, Hannah Treat 
Bristol; dau. of Josiah, she died April i, 1808, ag. 57; he m. 2d, 
Oct. 31, 1882, Hannah Russel Locke, dau. of James, of Bethel, 
Me., and widow of David Ingerson Black, of Norway, Me.; one 
dau., Martha Bristol, b. Dec. 30, 1845, at Fredonia, N. Y. ; m. 
Nov. 21, 1871, Joseph Lockey, of Dubuque, la., and St. Paul, Minn. 
5.' Sarah, b. June 21, 1.S22; c). May 9, 1841, ag. 18. 


Branch of Josiah. 491 

6. Susan, b. March 20, 1825; d. April 30, 1848, ag. 23, at Sparta, 
Tenn. ; m. Sept. 12, 1844, Edward Fenner Douglas, son of Daniel 
Wetherell, of Fredonia, N. Y. ; he was a merchant at Houghton, 
Mich., and d. July 9, 1873, ag. 53; two children; d. soon. 

7/ Harriet, b. Nov. 24, 1827; d. April 27, 1897; m. Sept. 25, 1853, 
Benjamin Franklin Greene, son of Nathaniel, of Sheridan, N. Y. ; 
he was a lawyer at Buffalo, b. Aug. 8, 1820, at Mayville, N. Y. ; 
judge of the Supreme Court of N. Y., for the Eighth Judicial District, 
1853-60. He d. Aug. 7, i860, ag. 40, and she m. 2d, Oct. 20, 1870, 
James Julius Humason, son of Leonard Hubbard, of Rochester, 
Minn., a farmer, and he d. Sept. 18, 1876, ag. 55; a dau., Susan, b. 
Nov. 25, 1858, at Fredonia, N. Y. ; m. Sept. 10, 1879, Charles 
Gilbert Thayer, son of Darwin; he is a railroad accountant at Fre- 
donia, N. Y., at Rainier, Ore., July, 1898; they have eight children. 

8'. Jonathan, b. Sept. 8, 1831; d. Sept. 28, 1835. 

9^ Franklin, b. Aug. 2, 1835; d. Jan. 27, 1836. 


LUCY WILLIAMS DEWEY, dau. of Eliphalet, b. Feb. 21, 1792, at 

Lebanon, Conn.; d. March 16, 1848, ag. 56, at Brooklyn, O. ; m. , 1815, 

ORANGE YOUNG CAMPBELL, a physician at Pomfret, N. Y., where he 
d. July 26, 1821; she m. 2d, May 22, 1822, NATHANIEL MAYO, Jr., of 
Mass.; he was a farmer at Harmony, N. Y., until about 1834, when he 
moved to Brooklyn, O., where he d. March 15, 1845, ag. 72 . 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Pomfret. 
/ I. Mary Arethusa, b. May 6, 1816; d. March 4, 1838, ag. 21, at Brook- 
lyn, O. 
- 2. Eliphalet Dewey, b. Sept. 9, 1818; d. Dec. 6, 1854, ag. 36, at Brook- 
lyn, O., where he was a housewright; m. Jan. i, 1851, Lucy A. 
Hinckley, dau. of Abel, of Brooklyn, O. ; a dau., Addie, b. July 12, 

3. Jane Louise, b. March 11, 1821; d. Dec. 31, 1870, ag. 49, at 

Lake, Wis.; m. Nov. 24, 1835, Addison Archibald Ross, of Conn., 
son of Archibald, a farmer at Brooklyn, O., and Lake, AVis. ; she 
had seven children. 

By Second Marriage, at Harmony. 

4. Lucy, b. July 27, 1823; d. May 20, 1861, ag. 37, at Cleve- 

land, O.; m. Jan. 14. 1849, Isaiah Powell Tibbits, of Rome, N. Y., 
son of Elias; he was a housewright at Cleveland, O. ; two daus., 
living at No. Bend, Neb. 

493 Dewev Genealogy. 

5. Helen Mar, b. April 12, 1826; m. Oct. 19, 1873, Thomas Jeffer- 

son Cottrell, son of Matthew, of North Bend, Neb. ; he was a house- 
wright and builder at Fremont, Neb. 

6. Wallace Bruce, b. May 3, 1829; was a farmer at Cleveland, O., Pine- 

ville. Wis., and Sankville, Wis.; m. Jan. i, 1855, Olive Green, of 
Brooklyn, O., who d. Nov. 19, 1865, and he m. June 14, 1869, 
Rachel Emma Loomer, dau. of Stephen, of Mequon, Wis. ; he had 
ten children. 
7/ Susan Adelaide, b. Nov. 29, 1835, ^^ Brooklyn, O. ; u. unm. Oct. 14, 
1854, ag. 18, at Cleveland, O. 


CHAUNCEY DEWEY (see portrait), son of Eliphalet, b. March 27, 
1796, at Norwich West Farms, Conn.; d. Feb. 13, 1880, ag. 83. 

In 1798, his father removed with his family to Hartwick, Otsego county, 
N. Y. Chauncey's boy life was spent on the farm, and attending, during 
the four winter months only, until 1810, the common schools of Hartwick. 
During the next four years of his life he attended Hartwick Seminary, which 
had been erected under the bequest of an old baclielor, Mr. John C. Hart- 
wick, of Albany, N. Y. Chauncey helped to quarry and haul the stones for 
its foundation, which had been donated by his father. He took charge of 
some of its classes in lieu of tuition, and cut and hauled wood for the stu- 
dents in order to obtain money for the purchase of books, clothing, etc., 
boarding at home in the meantime. 

In the fall of 1814, when the British were threatening Sackett's Harbor, 
he was drafted into the militia for the purpose of defending that place; the 
cold weather closing that port, the British retired, and peace being declared 
in the following year their services were not needed. He then went to 
Union College, Schenectady, N. Y., where he graduated in 1820, under Dr. 
Eliphalet Nott. He studied law during that and the following year, 1821, 
under Hon. Samuel Starkweather, of Cooperstown, N. Y. 

He left his home in Aug., 1821, for the far west to seek his fortune, pass- 
ing through Buffalo, Cleveland, Wooster, and New Philadelphia, arriving at 
Cadiz in Sept., 1821. When asked in later years, as to what had decided 
him to locate in Cadiz, he answered, laughing gently, and looking over at 
his wife, said: " I found the land in Harrison county as good, if not better, 
than any I had seen on my way, but the sight of rosy cheeked, bright eyed 
Nancy Pritchard standing in the door of her father's tavern, as I drove up, 
I think had a great deal to do with my decision to remain in Cadiz. " His 
wife, laughing heartily, said, in answer to the inquiry, as to her impressions 
of her husband on first seeing him, said : "I was standing at the front door 
of our house, where the Harrison National Bank now stands, when around 

Branch of Josiah. 493 

the corner opposite came an old sway-backed horse and an old-fashioned 
barouche; they drew up to the door, and out stepped Mr. Chauncey Dewey. 
He was a very tall, strong, healthy looking, broad shouldered, stalwart 
young man, with curly auburn hair, grey-blue eyes, high color, but awfully 
freckled and sunburned, and in a dignified manner, and with a very gentle- 
manly air, asked me if he could be put up. I said 'Yes, sir,' and rushed off 
to tell mother what a nice young man had arrived, and that we ought to give 
him a good supper of chicken and waffles. Then I went off to primp, for I 
had to wait upon him at table. I came to the conclusion after supper that 
he had a decidedly pleasing personality. And I want to tell you that I 
caught him looking at me several times before supper was over, for I was a 
real good-looking girl, as all the Pritchard girls were." 

He sold his horse and barouche to Matthew McCoy for board; and as the 
law compelled him to be a citizen of the State for one year before he could 
be admitted to the bar, he at once began to study law under Gen. Walter B, 
Beebe, the leading attorney in north-eastern Ohio. He was strongly handi- 
capped by reason of that year's delay, which produced no income, so that 
when he needed spare cash, he did not hesitate to go out to the farms and 
maul rails, plough, harvest, or any other honest labor that would produce 
money. His abilities, intelligence and manly qualities soon attracted the 
attention of the prominent men of Cadiz, as Kilgore, McBean, Olmstead, 
McCoy, Bingham, Beebe, Bostwick and others, and they became a coterie of 
life-long friends. In 1822 he opened his office and hung out his shingle, 
and sat down to await any coming clients. An old friend, who knew him in 
those early days, told the writer, " that he was a most conscientious and 
upright man, and determined to conduct his business on those lines, there- 
fore he always refused doubtful cases. One especially he remembered was 
where a farmer, well known in the county, brought a land case to Mr. Dewey, 
which he e.vamined thoroughly and finally refused, saying to his client, that 
his case was not held up by the facts and that he would lose it in court. 

His client went around among his friends, telling that that Chauncey 

Dewey had refused to take his case. He at once engaged other lawyers, 
tried the case in court, and lost it, and then he went around betting his 
friends that he had found an honest lawyer; the result of this was an increase 
in his business." On the strength of this increase of business, and his 
increased admiration for Miss Pritchard, he married her in 1823, and for a 
honeymoon trip, walked down one square and went to housekeeping. His 
brother-in-law, Daniel Kilgore, sold him his wedding suit, and another 
brother-in-law, William Lee, made them up, both to be paid when Mr. 
Dewey's " ships come home." 

About this time he was taken in as a partner by his friends, in the pur- 
chase of a large tract of land, known as the " Eastport Tract " under the 
firm name of " Beebe, Olmstead, Dewey & Kilgore," he putting in his time 

494 Dewev Genealogy. 

as surveyor, making saies, deeds, etc., as against their capital; it proved to 
be a very successful speculation. He was always the strong friend, aid, and 
legal adviser of his friend, Mr. Daniel Kilgore, in all his speculations, as 
the Steubenville and Indiana Railroad, his land speculations, the telegraph 
line between Wheeling, Wooster, and Cleveland, and the organization of the 
Harrison Branch of the State Bank of Ohio. 

In 1836, he formed a law partnership with Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, of 
Steubenville, which lasted until 1842. Mr. Stanton removed in 1840 to 
Steubenville, then to Pittsburg, and last to Washington, where be became 
the " Great War Secretary " under President Lincoln. What is known as 
the " Dewey Home " in Cadiz, was built by Mr. Matthew McCoy, who sold 
it to Hon. E. M. Stanton, who occupied it with his wife, children and mother, 
until 1840, when he sold it to Mr. Chauncey Dewey, who lived in it until his 
death in 1880, and in it his widow died in 1897. I remember to have heard 
Mr. Dewey tell of his first visit to the " Great War Lord " in Washington, 
in 1862. " As soon as my card was handed to Mr. Stanton, I was imme- 
diately ushered in, to the utter disgust of the hundred or more persons wait- 
ing in line for an interview; he immediately came forward and greeted me 
most warmly and affectionately, and said, ' My dear Chauncey, I don't 
know what your purpose was in coming to Washington, but let me say to 
you right here, that if there is anything in my power to grant to you, know- 
ing you as well as I do, and appreciating you as highly as I do, it is granted 
before you ask, for I feel that it will be a worthy request coming from so 
honorable a man.' He at once closed his office for the day and took me 
over to Arlington Heights, talking with great pleasure of the past and the 
present. It was a most delightful visit, and one I shall not soon forget." 

S. B. Shotwell, Esq., says: " Edwin M. Stanton, son of Mr. E. Stanton, 
a cabinetmaker in Wellsburg, W. Va., was born and lived in Steubenville, 
and studied law there under Daniel L. Collier. He came to Cadiz in 1836, 
buying the Matthew McCoy homestead, afterwards well known as the 
' Dewey Mansion.' He went into partnership with Chauncey Dewey, and 
remained here until 1840, but the partnership existed until 1842. Chauncey 
Dewey was an old lawyer of the Whig persuasion, and shortly after his com- 
ing, Stanton was elected prosecuting attorney on the Democratic ticket, an 
office he held three years. 

" Mr. Dewey was a man of very decided ability, had graduated from Union 
College, Schenectady, N. Y., under the celebrated Dr. P-liphalet Nott, was 
a thoroughly read lawyer, under the instruction of Hon. Samuel Starkweather, 
of Cooperstown, N. Y., and had especial ability with a jury. Stanton was 
then but twenty-two years of age, broad shouldered, but light in person, 
weighing about 125 pounds, and about five feet eight inches in height. He 
was very near-sighted. The people here, at first, called him ' Little 

Branch ok Josiah. 495 

" He appreciated the ability and skill of his senior partner, and at once 
placed himself under his tutelage, and owed much his early success to him. 
He would often say to us, 'Well, we are all Dewey's boys.' Often on 
coming into the office in the morning, Mr. Dewey would say, ' Stanton, what 
do you think of this case? ' Afcer Stanton had expressed his ideas, Dewey 
would take his pen and put the points as he thought they should be pre- 
sented, and hand the paper to Stanton, and Stanton invariably followed his 
guidance; he was his mentor. Mr. Dewey was then forty years of age. He 
died in 1880, aged eighty four." 

Stanton was very methodical, kept his papers and office in perfect order, 
and his industry was marvelous. He would read law sixteen hours a day 
and keep it up ever. I never saw a man with such capacity for work. I have 
known him to work all day in court and until nine o'clock at night, trying 
cases and then filing them, ride to Steubenville for some papers or authority 
bearing on the case and be back at court time next morning. Then he 
would get into his buggy, after riding a distance of fifty miles, and work all 
day as fresh as ever. 

Ordinarily, he cared nothing for the society of women, but he was exceed- 
ingly attached to his first wife. When she died he shut himself up in his 
room- and spent days in grief. Then seeing it was breaking him down, he 
rallied and plunged into business. 

He was seemingly of a cold nature, never any gush. He was thoroughly 
upright, and if he had an important case he would make full preparatiou to 
win, even eating in reference to it, so as to have full possession of his 
powers. He was temperate, but sometimes, if he had a tight place to go 
through, would take a little stimulant. He spoke with ease, voice in a high 
key, and monotonous in manner, but strong and combative, hanging on 
with a bull-dog tenacity, brow-beating and ridiculing witnesses. He did 
not care if the whole public was against him; he would face them all and 
feel he was their master. 

Ordinarily, men would wilt under his denunciations; and sometimes feel 
like retorting with physical violence. He knew this, and sometimes, when 
the court adjourned, asked the sheriff to take his arm and accompany him 
to his office, as I believed for protection; this was not from cowardice, but 
because he felt it wise to avoid a physical combat. He stood in awe of no 
human being. Every man was alike to him, so far as that was concerned. 
His moral courage was immense; his likes and dislikes were very strong, and 
with his especial friends he was exceedingly social and courteous. He was 
profound in legal principles, a safe lawyer in a good case: but if he thought 
a case was desperate, would not go into court. The stories of his rough 
language to the people who came to the war office are true. Simon Cimeron, 
his predecessor, when he sent for Gen. McClellan would wait for hours; 
when Stanton summoned him, there was no delay. 

496 Dewev Gkxealogv. 

The following incident aids to illustrate the characters of both Mr. 
Stanton and Mr. Lincoln. The application of a man who wanted to be 
appointed a chaplain in the army during Mr. Lincoln's administration was 
recently found among the papers of the war office. Attached to it were the 
following indorsements: 

" Dear Stanton: Appoint this man chaplain in the army. A. Lincoln." 

" Dear Mr. Lincoln: He is not a preacher. E. M. Stanton." 

" Dear Stanton: He is now. A. Lincoln." 

" Dear Mr. Lincoln: But there is no vacancy. E. M. Stanton." 

" Dear Mr. Stanton: Appoint him chaplain at large. A. Lincoln." 

" Dear Mr. Lincoln: There is no warrant of law for that. E. M. 

" Dear Mr. Stanton: Appoint him anyhow. A. Lincoln." 

" Dear Mr. Lincoln: I will not. E. M. Stanton." 

The appointment was not made, but the papers were filed in the War 
Department, where they remain as evidence of Lincoln's friendship and 
Stanton's obstinate nerve. 

In 1840 Mr. Dewey formed a partnership with Mr. S. B. Shotwell, who 
had studied law under him, which continued until 1844, when he gave up 
the practice of law. From the formation of the Ohio Life and Trust Company 
in 1835, until it closed its business in 1857, he was its agent in Harrison 
county. In the fall of 1847 the Harrison branch of the State Bank of Ohio 
was organized, of which he was a director, and in which he took an active 
interest. On the death of its first president, Daniel Kilgore, he in 1850 was 
elected as its president, which position he held until it was merged into the 
Harrison National Bank in 1865, and from that tune until his death in 1880. 
In 1841 he was elected as senator to the Ohio Legislature from the Belmont- 
Harrison district for the term of two years, but resigned it before his term 
was out, thus ending all political life. In 1841 he was a member of the State 
Board of Equalization. In politics he was always conservative in his views, 
first as a Whig, afterwards as a Republican. 

About 1870 he became a member of the First Presbyterian Church of 
Cadiz, of which he had been an attendant for more than forty years. 

He had large land interests in the west, owned a large amount of stock in 
the Riverside Steel and Iron Works, of Wheeling, and in several of its insur- 
ance companies. He was a director in the old Steubenville and Indiana 
Railroad from its conception, and was largely instrumental in the reorganiza- 
tion as the P. C. & St. L., remaining as one of its directors for many years. 
He was also largely interested in the Jefferson Insurance Company of Steu- 
benville, and the Amazon Insurance Company of Cincinnati. 

His neighbors say of him, " Perhaps no man who has ever lived in Cadiz 
has left the imprint of his life and character in it in a more marked degree 
than has Mr. Dewey. Of unquestionable integrity, the soul of honor, and 

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a character so pure, that in all the transactions of a busy life it has never 
been tarnished with even a rumor of unfairness or reproach, he possessed 
the confidence of his fellow citizens fully and without reserve. 

" To his irreproachable character, to his acknowledged high abilities as 
a financier, so recognized throughout the country, much of the success of 
the Harrison National Bank can be attributed, as with Mr. Dewey at the 
head, our people felt as secure in their deposited earnings as if they were 
locked up in the Government treasury. 

" Of calm temperament, and temperate, regular habits, he lived a quiet 
life, invariably spending his evenings at home with his family at their pleas- 
ant family mansion in the northern suburbs of the town. Mr. Dewey was 
a man of large benevolence and gave to the needy without ostentation; with 
a warm heart, he was always ready to respond when appealed to in behalf of 
a worthy object." 

When he died in 1880, he had lived long beyond the three score and ten 
years allotted to mankind; he had made a name and reputation for himself 
that was to be envied, as a man of strong personality, of undoubted integrity, 
ability, conservative, conciliatory, with few superiors. So that, when he 
laid himself down to die, it was with undoubted faith that he had fought a 
good fight, had leaned entirely on Christ, and trusted to God for his salvation. 

His death threw a gloom over the whole community. Out of respect to 
his memory, all the business houses and public schools were closed during 
the funeral services, because his counsel had been invaluable, his presence 
a pleasure to his neighbors. The funeral services were conducted by Dr. 
Dickson, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Cadiz, assisted by his former 
pastor, Rev. M. W. Grimes, of Steubenville. All of his children were present, 
except his second son, Eliphalet, who arrived from Texas on the Tuesday 

The wedding of Chauncey Dewey to Miss NANCY PRITCHARD (see 
portrait) took place at 3 o'clock p. m., Feb. 11, 1823, in the brick house 
built by the bride's father in 1814, which stood where the Harrison National 
Bank now stands; the ceremony being performed by the Rev. Dr. John Rea. 
The attendants were, as bridesmaid, Rosalta Smith, niece of Peter Van 
Dolan (merchant), also niece of Walter Shotwell, Sr. ; the Rev. Donald 
Mcintosh was the groomsman. Among the friends and relatives attending 
the wedding were John and Sarah Pritchard, the bride's parents; Col. Benja- 
min Brownfield, the bride's uncle, from Uniontown, Pa. (where he died Oct. 
8, 1892, ag. loi years); her sister Mary, and her husband, Hon. Daniel 
Kilgore; Marie, who married Wm. Lee; Eliza, who married Wm. Houston, 
of Wheeling, W. Va. ; Isabella, who married Hon. Samuel Douglass; Clara, 
who married John Hull; Sarah Jane, who married George Anderson; her 
brothers Jesse and Benjamin Pritchard; Mr. and Mrs. John Olmstead, Mr. 
and Mrs. Dr. Martin Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. John Angus McBean, Dr. 


498 Dewey Genealogy. 

Benjamin Dickson of Philadelphia, Mr. and Mrs. General Walter B. Beebe, 
Mr. and Mrs. Judge Bingham, Miss Eleanor Martin, sister of Judge John 
Bingham, Dr. Thomas Miller of Cannonsburgh, Pa. (studying under Dr. 
Wilson), ard his brother, James P. Miller, superintendent of the Cadiz 
Academj'. The wedding journey consisted of a moonlight promenade by 
ail present, led by the bride and groom, to their new home, a house situated 
on the lot just below the present drug store and office of Dr. John McBean. 
All present at that happy wedding party in 1823 are dead; the last to die 
was Mrs. Chauncey Dewey, the bride, on Sept. 6, 1897. 

/ 3151. Eliphalet, b. Dec. 16, 1823; m. 

' Harriet Eliza, b. June 23, 1825; d. Feb. 21, 1831. 
Henry, b. Feb. 21, 1828; d. June 27, 1830. 

^ 3'54- John Henry, b. Aug. 12, 1830; d. May 17, 1848. 

I- 3155. Orville C, b. Nov. 12, 1833; m. 

' 3156. Mary Pritchard, b. March 6, 1836; m. 

Martha, b. Aug. 9, 1839; d. April — , 1840. 

' 3158. Clara Hyde, b. March 7, 1841; m. 

'' 3159. Charles Paulson, b. Oct. 24, 1843; lives at Chicago, 111.; m. Emrfia 
Scott, of Louisville, Ky., and had Charles Edward, Chauncey, and 
Emma. He m. 2d, Mrs. Gertrude (Osborne) Jewett. 
'3160. Albert B., b. March 28, 1846; lived at Cadiz, O., until 1863, 

when he joined 170th O. Volunteers, detached for service in the 
signal corps, and served until the close of the Civil War, when he 
entered the banking business at Chicago, 111.; m. Jan. 21, 1880, at 
Chatham, N. Y., Louise Shufelt, dau. of John D. and Abigail 
(Mesick), b. there Feb. 12, 1854; they have Charles- Shufelt, b. Nov. 
.10, 1880, at Cadiz, O. ; Albert, b. Jan. 2, 1892, at Chicago, 111. 


JOSHUA HYDE DEWEY, son of Eliphalet, b. May 21, 1797, at Norwich 

West Farms, Conn.; d. Oct. 28, 1841, at Hartwick, N. Y. ; m. , 1826, 

SUSAN SWACKHAMER, of Morris Co., N. J. 

3161. Martha Elizabeth, b. Aug. 13, 1833; m. Jan. 13, 1852, C. A. Derby- 
shire; had two children. 
■ 3162. Jennie D., b. April 12. 1834; m. July 8, 1857, George N. 

• 3163. Henry Hyde, b. Nov. 29, 1836; d. unm. Sept. 8, 1853. 

3164. Mary M., b. June 4, 1840; m. May 8, 1852, W. R. Burdick, of 

Chicago, 111., and had seven children. 

Branch of Josiah. 499 

N. Y.; d. March 17, 1864, at New Bloomfield, Mo.; settled at Cadiz, O., 

later at San Antonio, Texas; m. , 1833, AMY SPENCER, of Oswego, 

N. Y., b. April 14, 1814; d. May 23, 1884. 

Henrietta, b. Dec. 26, 1835; d. Oct. 20, 1836. 

3165. Rachel Ann, b. July 26, 1837; m. 

3166. Emma A., b. May 6, 1840; m. 

3167. Harriet, b. Oct. 10, 1842; m. 

3168. Arabella Ferguson, b. Oct. 28, 1S44; d. Nov. 16, 1879; m. Aug. 10 

1864, William Helms, who d. 1868, leaving William M., b. 1865 
She m. 2d, Dec. 23, 1869, George Whitley. 

3169. William Spencer, b. July 15, 1847; m. , 1872, Sallie M. Stewart 

who d. 1879, and he m. 2d, Mrs. Webb, who d. and he m. 3d 

Eland Young; he had Edward Stewart, b. March 20, 1874; and 
Amy Spencer, b. Sept. 16, 1877. 

3170. Chauncey Hyde, b. May 24, 1850; m. July 10, 1880, Mattie Jolly, 

who d. July 10 or Aug. 13, 1888; they had one child, d. soon, and 
Hugh Clyde, b. May—, 1883; d. Aug., 1883. 
3170a. Susan, b. Dec. 24, 1854; d. Jan. 11, 1884; m. Dec. 18, 

1872, Joseph Stewart, who d. Dec. — , 1887; they had 1, James; 2, 
Joseph; 3, Charles. 


' CHESTER DEWEY, son of Joshua, b. July 21, 1787, Lebanon, Conn.; 
d. July 6, 1862, De Kalb, N. Y. ; where be was a farmer: m. Sept. 4, 1808, 
MARY JOHNSON, dau. of George, b. Aug. 17, 1791, at Otsego, N. Y. ; 
d. Feb. 12, 1883, at Gouverneur, N. Y. 


3171. Mary Ann, b. Aug. 15, 1809; who d. March — , 1894, m. Oct. 8 

Smith Beebe, 

3172. Sarah Ann, b. May 24, 1811; m. 

3173. James Johnson, b. Aug. 14, 1814; m. 

3174. Wm. Johnson, b. Nov. i, 1815; m. Dec. — , 1844, Diana Pool. 

3175. Loomis Johnson, b. May 14, 1818; m. July 18, 1844, Mary Crawford; 

lived at Gouverneur, N. Y. 

3176. Julia Ann, b. Nov. 16, 1819; m. Oct. 28, 1828, Alson Smith. 

3177. Solomon Pratt, b. Dec. 13, 1821; m. 

500 Dewey Genealogy. 

3178. Chester C, b. Aug. 22, 1823; m. 

3179. Orrin Fisk, b. June 26, 1825; d. Feb. 27, 1873, Bynumville, Mo. 

3180. Geo. Johnson, b. April i, 1828, Oakville, N. Y. ; m. June 6, 1849, 

Melissa Hewitt. 


ELIZA DEWEY, dau. of Joshua, b. June 20, 1800, at Cooperstown, 
N. Y.; d. March 15, 1894; m. March i, 1816, ELISHA GROVER. 

i.'^ Lorinda, b. Oct. 30, 1820; m. Jan. 28, 1848, at Windsor, C, 

James Gladding, and had three children: Lora Philena, b. July 5, 

1851; Martha Estella, b. Nov. 2, 1857; Jay Elisha, b. Aug. 24, i860. 
2. Lorenzo, b. Dec. 31, 1823; d. March 17, 1875, at Sheffield, C; 

m. July — , 1845, in 0-> A- M. Alexander, and had Arthur, 1847-49; 

Delia, b. Dec. 24. 1851; Marcia, b. July 11. 1855. 
3.' Louisa M., b. April 15, 1825, in Saybrook, O. ; m. Dec. 16, 1877, 

in Hart's Grove, O., Hiram R. Rice. 

4. Joshua Belden, b. Dec. 11, 1827, at Geneva, O. ; m. June 26, 1855, 

Rachel Naomi Warner, and had Emily Luella, b. April 21, 1856, in 
Johnston, O. ; Mary La Verne, b. Oct. 5, 1857; Grace Lillian, b. 
Feb. 20; d. Aug. 10, i860. 

5. Lora, b. Feb. 5, 1833; m. Aug. 10, 1853, Noble Moody, and 

had Frank A., b. May 4, 1856; Lida, b. Sept. 5, 1859; d. April 25, 


LOUISA DEWEY, dau. of Joshua, b. Aug. 11, 1804, at Cooperstown, 
N. Y.; d. Jan. 31, 1848; m. Dec. 25, 1827, LEMUEL H. McCLANATHAN, 
b. Nov. 24, 1804; d. Oct. 5, 1850. 


1. Pliny F., b. Oct. 28, 1829; d. Nov. 16, 1847. 

2. Lora, b. Sept. 14, 1831; d. Aprils, '843. 

3. Marcia M., b. Feb. i, 1836; m. June 28, 1859, William P. Frost, and 

had Mary Louisa, Charlotte Elizabeth and Lemuel. 

4. Louisa A., b. April 17, 1842; d. April 14, 1843. 

5. Homer, b. July 16, 1845; d. Aug. 22, 1846. 


EMELINE DEWEY, dau. of Joshua, b. May 6, 1807, at Cooperstown, 

N. Y.; d. Sept. 6, .881; m. , WOLSEY BUTTERFIELD, b. July 27, 

1806; d. Sept. 18, 1881. 

Branch of Josiah. 501 


1. Egbert T., b. Oct. 23, 1839; m. Laura J. Bradley, b. July 5, 1841, and 

had Kate Marcia, b. March 3, 1865; Nellie M., b. Sept. 19, 1872; 
\y Addie J., b. July 7, 1879. 

2. Jay W., b. Nov. 17, 1844; m. , Anna S. Graves, b. May 24, 

1844, and had Edward J., b. Aug. 23, 1870; Lena M., b. July 14, 
^ 1876. 

3. Orrin W., b. March 13, 1846; m. , Cora A. Bates, b. May 10, 

1851, and had Frank B., b. June 6, 1871; Edwin J., b. June 27, 
1879; Brayton C., b. Sept. 10, 1883; Orra M., b. Aug. 14, 1887; 
Myrtle M., b. May 20, 1897. 


^ LOUIS HASBROOK DEWEY, son of Joshua, b. Oct. 31, 1813, at De 
Kalb, N. Y. ; d. March 8, 1898, ag. 84, at Brooklyn, N. Y. ; moved from De 
Kalb, in 1828, with his father to Watertown, where he learned the printer's 
trade; in 1845 started a temperance paper in Auburn, N. Y., called " The 
Star of Temperance; " published it there and in Rochester, N. Y., for 
about three years. In April, 1849, stated for California with one of the first 
companies, formed for traveling the overland route and reached the Pacific 
coast after six months; was elected president of the mining company 
formed after leaving Fort Laramie; returned in 1852, and located in Brook- 
lyn, where he lived for the most of the time until his death; m. Dec. 26, 
1840, at Auburn. N. Y., HARRIET THANKFUL MERRIAM, b. March 
6, 1821, at Cazenovia, N. Y. ; d. July 16, 1858; he m. 2d, June 16, 1S69, at 
Brooklyn, N. Y., ELIZABETH PHILLIPS WALTERS, b. Dec. i, 1836, 
at Patchogue, Long Island. 


3i9i.^ora Estella, b. Oct. 17, 1841, at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y. ; m. 

Feb. I, 1872, at Brooklyn, S. Lamartine Cole, son of A. N. ; they 
had Harriet Altie, b. July i, 1873, at Brooklyn, N. Y. 

3192. -Georgiana, b. Aug. 13, 1845; m. Aug. 4, i868, at Brooklyn, 

George Bancroft, b. Feb. 23, 1846, at Pontiac, Mich.; they had 
Allan Rice, b. Sept. 3, 1869, at Brooklyn; m. May 29, 1895, at 
Evanston, 111., Anna Fisher Cushing; Louis Frederick, b. Nov. 8, 
187 1, at Waterloo, la.; there d. March 2, 1875; Abbie Estelle, b. 
Nov. 7, 1872; d. Aug. 23, 1873; Ernest Dewey, b. Dec. 15, 1882, at 
Evanston; there d. Sept. 22, 1883, where the family live, 1898. 
- Frederick Nelson, b. Feb. 12, 1848, at Auburn; d. March 12, 1854, at 

S02 Dewey Genealogy. 

By Second Wife. 
, Bertha May, b. Nov. 17, 1872; d. Jan. 9, 1880. 


EBENEZER BINGHAM DEWEY, son of Darius, b. Feb. 7, 1789, at 
Royalton, Vt. ; d. March 10, 1883, ag. 94, at Mt. Morris, Mich.; a farmer 
at Hubbardston, Vt., also kept an inn, the old " Dewey Stand," until 1848, 
when he moved to Michigan; m. Sept. 10, 1815, at Hubbardston, Vt., 
HARRIET MEEKER, dau. of Daniel; he m. 2d, about 1836, SARAH 
MARIA GILBERT, dau. of Tilly, of Fair Haven, Vt., and Patty (Le Bar- 
ron), b. Feb. 24, 1794, at Benson, Vt. ; d. Aug. 17, 1882, ag. 88, at Mt. 
Morris, Mich. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Hubbardton, Vt. 

3193. George Meeker, b. Jan. i, 1817; d. Dec. 21, 1891; m. June 30, 1848, 

at Flint, Genesee Co., Mich., Ellen Cumings. 

3194. Charles Ebenezer, b. , 1819; d. unm. Feb. 23, 1895. 

3195. Daniel Dewitt, b. . 1821; d. unm. Oct. 25, 1872. 

3196. James Le Grange, b. , 1823; d. unm. Aug. i, 1877. 

By Second Marriage. 

3197. Gilbert Darius, b. Feb. 21, 1837, at Rutland, Vt. ; a farmer at Flint, 

Mich., 1898; m. Sept. 24, 1862, at Battle Creek, Mich., Helen Mary 
Woodford, dau. of Chauncy and Charlotte (Thompson). 


/ RHODA DEWEY, dau. of Darius, b. July 10, 1791, at Royalton, Vt. ; 
there d.; there m. Sept. 29, 1822, EBENEZER RIX, who d. at Royalton,' Vt. 


1. Rachel Ann, b. , 1823; m. , Philip Howland, of Sandy 

Hill, N. Y. ; they had George, b. , now of St. Louis, Mo., and 

Susan, b. ; m. , John De Graff, of Amsterdam, N. Y. 

2. Joseph Blodgett, b. , 1825; m. , Emeline \\'ickhain, of Green- 

ville, N. Y. ; no children. 

3. Rhoda Dewey, b. , 1827; m. , Elisha J. Baldwin, of Spring- 

field, Mo.; they had Frank Herron, b. ; and Eugene Wallace, 

b. . 

4. Cornelius F., b. about 1830; m. Oct. 31, 1857, Anna M. Kelley, at 

Vance Hall, near Howells, N. Y. ; live at Newburgh, N. Y;. they 

Branch of Josiah. 503 

had: i, Alida D., b. March 17, 1859; 2, Frank Stewart, b. Aug. 9, 
1862; m. June — , 1894, Theresa Hession, of N. Y. city; 3, Jennie 
E., b. Dec. 14, 1865; m. April. 12 1888, Edwin Averill Gordon, of 
Newton Center, Mass.; they have Grace Rix, b. May 3, 1889; 
Harold Norris, b. Sept. 10, 1890; 4, Judson Lamed, b. Aug. 25, 
1867; 5, Frances Dewey, b. Sept. 4, 1876. 

y 1675. 

DARIUS DEWEY, 2d, son of Darius, b. May 8, 1795, at Royalton, Vt. ; 
there d. Feb. 21, 1887, ag. 92; m. Dec. 30, 1821, REBECCA RIX, dau. of 
Garner and Elizabeth (Lyman), of Royalton, Vt., who d. Feb. 9, 1831; he 
m. 2d, HARRIET HOLBROOK, of Fairlee, Vt., who d., and he m. 3d, 
SALLY BREEZE MORSE, of Fairlee, Vt. 

'^ 3201. Florinda R., b. Oct. 4, 1822; a school teacher; m. June 10, 1847, 
Oliver S. Burr, of Sudbury, Vt. ; she d. 
'' 3202. Garner Rix, b. July 8, 1827; m. 
' 3203. Rebecca Rix, b. May 26, 1831; d. Jan. 10, 1885. 
< 3204. Mercy Niles, b. March 18, 1838; d. March — , 1856. 


LUCIA DEWEY, dau. of John Woodward, b. Aug. 4, 1788, at Lebanon, 
Conn.; m. Sept. 22, 1809, GEORGE G. KING, of Durham, Conn., there 
b. July 21, 1786; d. Jan. 10, 1862, at Romulus, N. Y. ; having moved 
there from Sherburne, N. Y. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Sherburne, N. Y. 

1. John Gurnsey, b. Sept. 4, 1810; m. , 1862, Sarah Salyer, and 

had four children. 

2. Sarah Maria, b. Feb. 25, 1812; m. Nov. 19, 1832, Benjamin 

Badgeley, of Romulus, N. Y., and Clayton, Mich., and had twelve 

3. Delia Eliza, b. Oct. 3, 1814; m. Ashur Hathaway; lived at St. 

Johns, Mich.; had eleven children. 

4. Emily, b. Sept. 27, 1816; m. Nov. — , 1840, Rev. Henry 

Jacox, a Methodist minister, at Girard, Mich. ; had six children. 

5. Harriet, b. Nov. 10, i8r8; m. Oct. 15^ 1840, Anderson H. 

Sergent, son of Thomas F. and Mary Sayers (Lacy), b. May 19, 
1815, in Essex Co., N. Y. ; a mason, farmer, justice of the peace, 
etc., at Dover. 

504 Dewey Genealogy. 

6. William Dewey, b. Nov. 15, 1820; m. , Deborah Hunt, and d. 

Nov. 16, 1861; had five children. 

7. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 21, 1822; m. James Woodruff, of Romulus, 

and had four children. 

8. Abigail Sophronia, b. Feb. 11, 1824; m. 1841, Cornelius Earl, of 

Ypsilanti, Mich.; had nine children. 
/ 9. Lucia, b. Feb. 15, 1827; m. James Haynes, of Lyons, 

N. Y. ; had five children. 
-10. Caroline Young, b. June 11, 1828; m. Lawrence A. Sterling, of 

Romulus, N. Y. ; had one child. 
II. George Tracy, b. Dec. 21, 1830; d. Nov. 9, 1831. (See " Hyde 

Family," No. 1799.) 


JOHN WOODWARD DEWEY, 2d, son of John Woodward, b. May 14, 
1790, at Lebanon, Conn.; d. Feb. 2, 1867, at Colnmbus, Pa., where was a 
farmer after 1824, having lived at Sherburne and Chenango, N. Y., before; 
m. March 28, 181 1, at Sherburne, N. Y., AVIS WHITAKER, dau. of Cyril 
and Tabitha, b. May 14, 1789, at So. Scituate, R. I.; d. Aug. 25, 1818, at 
Sherburne, N. Y. ; he m. 2d, Nov. 20, 1819, her sister, MARIA WHITAKER, 
b. Sept. 17, 1802; d. Sept. 7, i860, at Columbus, Pa. 


Betsey, b. April 25, 1813; d. Oct. — , 1816, at Sherburne, 

N. Y. 

3212. Richard, b. March 25, 1818; m. 

Bv Second Wife. 

3213. Daniel Arnold, b. May 27, 1821; m. 

Born at Columbus, Pa. 

3214. Charles William, b. July 30, 1826; living Sept., 1898, at Columbus; m. 

Sarah Smith, who d. ; m. 2d, Hattie Van Duzen, of Corry, Pa.; he 
m. 3d, Addie Nichols, of Spring Creek, Pa.; he had: i, Elizabeth, 
who m. Frank Reeves, and Ira Cady, living Sept., 1898, at Manning, 
W. Va. ; 2, Cora, who m. Byron West, of Pine Valley, Pa.; she d. 
leaving two girls and a boy. 

3215. Melissa Maria, b. Jan. 28, 1829; d. Jan. — , 1888; m. Aug. — , 1845, 

La Fayette Curtis, of Columbus; had Emmet, Elvene, Fayette, 
Albert, Sybil, and Ina. 

3216. John Albert, b. Nov. 3, 1S38; d. Aug. 13, i860; m. Nov. — , 1859, 

Louisa Walton, and had John Albert, 2d, b. , i860; m. a dau. 

of John Stewart, in Dakota, and lives in Duluth, Minn., Sept., 1898. 

Branch of Josiah. 505 


V MARIA DEWEY, dau. of John Woodward, b. Sept. 10. 1794, at Leba- 
non, Conn.; m. Jan. 27, 1817, STOUGHTON MOORE, b. , 1793, 

Lebanon, Conn.; d. May 16, 1838, in Ontario, Canada. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Sherburne, N. Y. 

1. Jane, b. Nov. 30, 1817; m. Clement. 

2. Wm. Pitt, b. Jan. 21, 1820; lived at Hamilton, Ontario. 

3. De Witt Clinton, b. Dec. 9, 1821; d. June 20, 1827. 

4. Daniel Dewey, b. Oct. 28, 1823; m. Sophia King, dau. of his first 

cousin, John Gurnsey, and Sarah (Salyer); lived at St. Catharines, 

5. Stoughton, b. Feb. 12, 1826; d. Aug. 23, 1832. 

6. Lyman, b. Jan. 17, 1829; lived at Hamilton, Ont. 

7. Hezekiah Rudd, b. Nov. 11, 1830; d. Sept. 29, 1832. 

8. Celia, b. July 7, 1833; m. Rev. H. Floyd, a Baptist minister 

of Whilby, Ont. 

9. Calvin, b. July 7, 1835. 


"^ DANIEL ORDWAY DEWEY, son of John Woodward, b. March 18, 
1798, at Lebanon, Conn.; d. Nov. 8, 1887, ag. 89, at Hamilton, Ontario, 
where he was a merchant; m. Sept. 27, 1829, CATHERINE SIMS, dau. of 
John and Elizabeth, b. Aug. 22, 181 1, at Niagara Falls, N. Y. ; d. July 26, 
1854, ag. 42, at Hamilton, Ont. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born in Hamilton, except 3215. 

3215. Elizabeth Sims, b. July 26, 1830, at St. Davids, Ont.; m. 

Caleb H. Van Norman. 

3216. John Woodward, b. Dec. i, 1832; living unm. at Hamilton, 


George Henry, b. May 19, 1835; d. Aug. 17, 1836. 

Harriet Ann, b. May 19, 1835; d. Aug. 17, 1836. 

3217. (ieorge Henry, b. March 18, 1837; d. April 9, 1857, ag. 20, 

at Hamilton. 
William Moore, b. Jan. — , 1839; d. Dec. 28, 1851. 

N. N., b. Jan. — , 1839; d. same day. 

3218. Lavinia Augusta Porter, b. Jan. 9, 1843; d. Nov. 26, 1879, ag. 36. 
Edward, b. June, 1845; d. Oct. 4, 1846. 

Emma, b. June, 1845; d. Aug. 20, 1845. 

5o6 Dewey Genealogy. 

3219. Daniel Rudd, b. Jan. 28, 1848; m. March 15, 1883, Carrie 

A. Fairchild, dau. of Theodore B. and Maria B. (Bryant), b. Jan. 
30, 1859, at Newtown, Conn.; he is a merchant at Hamilton, Ont., 
and has Tracy Fairchild, b. Oct. 11, 18S3; Frank Sims, b. June 28, 
1885; Gladys Elizabeth, b. Sept. i, 1887; Edna Mary, b. July 9, 
1889; Rudd Daniel, b. April 28, 1891; d. Nov. 6, 1893. 


RHODA DEWEY, dau. of John Woodward, b. May 23, 1804, at Leba- 
non, Conn; d. , in Ohio; m. Dec. 24, 1835, WILLIAM STEWART, son 

of William and Mildred (Jones), b. Jan. 4, 1812, Louisville, Ky. ; was a 
copper and tinsmith at Nashville, Tenn. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born AT Louisville. 

' I. Francis Jones, b. Dec. 15, 1836; d. June 26, 1837. 
• 2. Harriet, b. Feb. 8, 1838; d. April 19, 1850. 

3. Anne Eliza, b. June 26, 1840; m. July — , 1858, Theodore Quick, 

b. June 19, 1826; a merchant at Nashville, Tenn. 

4. Edwin Whitman, b. March 17, 1842. 


' JONATHAN RUDD DEWEY, son of John,. W., b. March 15, 1805, at 
Lebanon, Conn; d. after 1862, at Columbus, Pa. ; m. March 11, 1828, 
LUCY SPENCER, dau. of Israel and Sarah (Webster), of Columbus, Pa. ; 
b. March — , 1810; d. after 1862. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Columbus, Pa. 
' 3221. Mary Anne, b. March 2, 1829; m. March 13, 1851, Hiram Monroe, of 
Freehold, Pa., son of Orsinus Monroe, and had: i, Elnora, b. Jan. 
II, 1852, at Freehold, Pa; 2, Elmer, b. Nov. 11, 1855; d. June 26, 

3222. Harriet, b. Dec. 25, 1830. 

3223. Elizabeth, b. June 14, 1833; m. John Ayling, b. Jan. 11, 1829, in 

, England. 

3224. Eli, b. Aug. 21, 1831; m. Jan. 23, 1861, Helen Skinner, b. 

May 5, 1843, at Columbus, Pa. 

3225. Sarah, b. Sept. 6, 1838; m. Sept. 3, 1857, Czar Wooding, b. Aug. 

28, 1832, at Freehold, Pa.; they had: i, Elva, b. June 3, 1861. 

3226. Jane, b. July 24, 1840; d, Aug. 9, 1861. 

3227. Lucy, b. May 9, 1846. 

Branch of Josiah. 507 


EBENEZER DEWEY (see portrait), son of Bezaleel, b. Oct. 15, 1788, 
at Lebanon. Conn.; d. Nov. 16, 1869, ag. 81, at Hamilton, N. Y. ; lawyer at 
Lebanon, Conn., and Hamilton, N. Y. ; had dark complexion, keen black 
eyes, short stature, weighed about 190 lbs., was Episcopal in religion; his 
sons Nelson, John, William P., and daus. had his black hair and eyes; m. 

Oct. 7, i8i2, LUCY WEBSTER, dau. of James and (Marsh), b. March 

27, 1791, in , N. H. ; d. 1864. at Hamilton, N. Y. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Lebanon. 

3231. Nelson, b. Dec. 19, 1813. ; m. 

<- 3232. James J., b. Nov. 23, 1815; m. June 28, 1853, Margaret Van 

Dusen; he d. , in N. Y. city. 

^3233. Orrin F., b. Sept. 30, 1818; d. Dec. 13, 1841. 

Tracy Ann, b. Sept. 9, 1820; d. July 19, 1821. 
■ 3235. John Jay, b. Sept. 9, 1822; m. 

Tracy Ann, b. April 8, 1825; d. Oct. 11, 1838. 

A. Jane, b. Nov. 7, 1827; d. 

Mary M., b. Dec. 18, 1829; d. Sept. 24, 1838. 

3239. William Pitt, b. July 30, 1833; m. 

3240. Frances, b. Sept. 20, 1836; m. 


•^ JAMES MADISON DEWEY, son of Sherman, b, May 16, 1810, at 

Hartford, Vt. ; was a carpenter at Dayton, O.; m. Oct. 21, 1846, EMALINE 
P. YAGER, b. Dec. 25, 1827. 


3241. Fletcher S., b. Nov. 6, 1847; m. 

3242. Adaline E., b. Aug. 4, 1850; m. Dec. 28, 1870, D. H. Frazier. 
Joanna, b. Aug. 4, 1852; d. Jan. 20, 1854. 

3244, George Y., b. May 4, 1857. 


ALBERT GALLATIN DEWEY Hon. (see portrait), son of John, b. Dec. 
16, 1805, at Hartford, Vt. ; d. Aug. 26, 1886, ag. 80 years, at Quechee, Vt. ; 
was the oldest of five children, and when only eighteen years old, on the death 
of his father, he became charged with the support of his mother, brother, 
and three sisters. At this period of his life he had received no education, 
in a literary sense, and though he had not been subjected to the blighting 
influences of poverty that surround thousands in early life, yet he had been 

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the creature of circumstances which tended to hamper genius and keep in a 
latent state the higher faculties of his heart and mind; left home to learn 
the carpenter's trade; served an apprenticeship of three years with Elihu 
Ransom, of Quechee village, in Hartford, Vt., during which time his sole 
compensation consisted of his board and clothing, but he worked nearly 
every day beyond the allotted hours to earn extra wages. His habits of 
industry and his exemplary conduct gained him several warm friends and 
sympathizers, who gave him credit for articles of subsistence, and loaned 
him money wherewith to accomplish his noble purpose. During his appren- 
ticeship in 1825, he and two or three other apprentices were taken by their 
employer to Boston to obtain more profitable employment than was to be 
obtained at home. The party set out to walk the entire distance, but after 
walking all day, all but young Dewey concluded to ride the remaining dis- 
tance. He, however, continued the journey on foot, until he reached 
Charlestown, Mass., from which place he secured a ride into Boston on a 
peddler's cart. This incident in his career fully illustrates the tenacity of 
purpose and indomitable will which contributed largely to his success in 
business life. The experience of these three years was of inestimable value 
to young Dewey. It taught him the value of self-reliance, of industrious 
habits, and especially of the value of a good moral character, all of which 
qualities he exemplified in his after life. At the termination of his appren- 
ticeship Mr. Dewey was discharged as a journeyman carpenter, receiving 
from Mr. Ransom the customary gift of a freedom suit of clothes. For 
several years thereafter he pursued his trade near home. In 1831, with a 
desire to change his vocation for one more compatible with his tastes, he 
sought and obtained employment in the machine shop of Daniels & Co., of 
Woodstock, Vt. Mr. Dewey had an instinct for handicraft, but he achieved 
his skill by accurate observation and reflection. He had the power of 
mechanical analysis which enabled him to master all the technicalities and 
principles of construction of machinery entirely new to him. In the short 
space of four months from the time he commenced work with Daniels & Co., 
he was sent out by them to set up their machinery in different places, which 
he did until 1836. 

In 1835, in company with others, he commenced the erection of what is 
now known as the A. G. Dewey Co's. factory, on the Ottaquechee river, 
below Quechee village. Here he commenced the manufacture of woolen 
fabrics, but the venture proved unsuccessful, and at the end of two years he 
found himself involved almost hopelessly in debt, lacking $15,000 to liqui- 
date his obligations. But he continued to run the mill with a force of from 
thirty to sixty operatives, though there was not a day between 1838 and 1850 
in which he could have met the claims of his creditors at a sacrifice of all of 
his possessions. Nevertheless, he kept his creditors fully informed of his 
a.ffairs, promptly met his paper at maturity, and paid his employees in full 

Branch of Josiah. 509 

every pay-day. Furthermore, he spared no pains to improve the quality of 
his manufactures. This proved a first-rate investment for securing to himself 
the enviable reputation and large fortune resulting therefrom. 

Prior to 1841 he used fine new wool in the goods made by him. In that 
year he commenced using what was then known as rag-wool, and the cloth 
made was called rag-cloth. In 1846 he came into possession of all the 
machinery then in use by other parties in Quechee. From then until 1848, 
when the Rays, of Franklin, Mass., started in the business, he was the only 
manufacturer making or using shoddy yarn and weaving it into cloth in this 
country. Consequently, he made this kind of cloth a longer time than any 
other manufacture in the United States. 

' The firm of A. G. Dewey & Co. was formed April i, 1858, by the associa- 
tion of Mr. Dewey with his brother-in-law, Justin T. McKenzie, and his 
wife's nephew, William G. Carter. 

In 1858 the mill of this firm contained only two sets of machinery, capable 
of producing about 450 yards of textile fabric daily. In 1873 they had a 
capacity of 1,300 yards, which is now their output. 

Mr. Dewey was always interested in everything promotive of the growth 
and prosperity of his section, and favoring internal improvements, he was an 
active promoter and one of the original incorporators of the railroad from 
White River Junction to Woodstock, Vt. Being a large stockholder, he was 
elected a member of the board of directors on the organization of the com- 
pany, and on the death of Gov. P. T. Washburn, in February, 1870, he was 
chosen to the office of president, and retained the office until January, 1883, 
when he declined further re-election. 

In political life Mr. Dewey acceptably filled all offices of trust to which 
he was called. He won the hearts of the people by making them feel that 
it was his pleasure to serve them. He represented the town of Hartford in 
the General Assembly in 1850, '51, '63, and '64; was a selectman from 1858 
to 1866. In 1869 he was elected to the State Senate from Windsor county, 
and again in 1870. Though ever ready to act the part of a good citizen, and 
participate in a proper manner in public affairs, he refrained from soliciting 
public office, believing that it is men who wait to be selected, and not those 
who seek, from whom we may always expect the most efficient service. He 
m. June 18, 1840,'^EMILY STRONG, dau. of Hon. William (b. 1763; d. 
1840), and Mary (Willson), b. April 23, 1807, at Hartford, Vt. ; d. April 23, 
1875, ag. 68; she was in all respects worthy of the character of her husband, 
and went hand in hand with him through the vicissitudes which marked his 
struggles to maintain himself in business and his character unimpeachable; 
he m. 2d, August 26, 1876, EVELINE TRUMBULL, of Hartford, Vt., dau. 
David and Hannah (Richardson), from , Conn.; who d. May 17, 1891. 

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3245. William Strong, (see portrait,) b. Aug. 3, 1841; was educated at New- 
bury Seminary, Green Mountain Institute, So. Woodstock, Vt., and 
at Norwich University, class of 1863, with degree of B. S. ; after 
graduation he took a course at Comer's Commercial College in 
Boston; then entered the office of Taft cS: Parker, woolen manu- 
facturers, atQuechee, Vt., and was soon admitted as partner under 
the firm name of J. C. Parker & Co. Here he remained until 1876, 
when he sold out and entered the firm of A. G. Dewey & Co. ; when 
the latter company was incorporated in 1890 as the A. G. Dewey 
Co., he was elected treasurer, which office he holds (Nov. 1898). 
He served three months as private m Co. B, seventh squadron, R. I. 
cavalry, in the late Civil War, and as aide-de-camp, rank of colonel, 
on Gov. Pingree's staff, 1885-6; elected a lister for several years, 
and represented the town of Hartford, Vt.. in the Legislature in 
1886. He is a director in the Woodstock National Bank, Ticon- 
deroga Pulp and Paper Co., auditor of Woodstock Railway Co., and 
trustee of the Ottaquechee Savings Bank, at Woodstock, Vt. 

3246; John Jasper, b. .April 8, 1846; m. 

3247.' Emma Frances, b. July 16, 1848; m. April 9, 1878, at Quechee, Vt., 
Henry Clay Denison, son of Daniel and Pamelia (Head), b. May 18, 
1841, at Hartland, Vt. ; live at New Bedford, Mass.; in the coal 
business; no children. 


MARY LYMAN DEWEY, dau. of John, b. Nov. 11, 1815, at Hartford, 

Vt. ; living in June, 1897; m. Dec. 26, 1842, JUSTIN F. MACKENZIE, son 
of Joseph and Mercy (Thomas), b. May 5, 1816, at Woodstock, Vt. ; d. July 
25, 1889, at Quechee, Vt. ; lived on his father's farm until he was eighteen 
years of age. In May, 1834, he emigrated West with his brother, locating 
in Adrian, Mich. The following year he returned to his native town, having 
contracted fever and ague in Michigan. In 1836 he was employed by 
Jasper Strong, at Quechee, in erecting a woolen mill at that point, and with 
A. G. Dewey made all the leather belts by hand used in the mills. Mr. 
Mackenzie continued to be employed at these mills till the spring of 1838, 
when, owing to financial difficulties, they were shut down. From this time 
till the fall of 1839 he had charge of the dye house of Mallory & Co., at 
Quechee, and from the latter date till 1842 he was employed by Francis 
Kidder & Co., of Bristol, N. H., as head dyer. On account of the failure of 
Messrs. Kidder & Co., Mr. Mackenzie returned to Quechee, and for a short 
time was employed in the mills there; but in the latter part of 1842 he pur- 
chased a farm in the northwestern part of Woodstock. From this time till 

Branch of Josiah. 511 

1858 he was engaged in farming, though at different intervals he was 
employed in woolen mills; from 1854 to 1858 he had charge of the dyeing at 
the Woodv/ard mills. In the winter of 1858 Mr. Mackenzie formed a part- 
nership with A. G. Dewey and William S. Carter, under the firm name of 
A. G. Dewey & Co., and manufactured woolens at the lower mill at Quechee. 
He retained this interest till his death. He removed from his farm to 
Quechee, where he continued to reside till the winter of 1869, when he came to 
Woodstock village, purchasing the property situated at the head of the park, 
the house having been built by the late Dr. John D. Powers. Mr. Mackenzie 
was largely interested in the building of the Woodstock railroad, and was at 
the time of his death its vice-president. He represented Woodstock in the 
Vermont Legislature in 1884. In 1885 he superintended the building of the 
Norman Williams Public Library. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Woodstock 
I. Franklin Simmons, b. July 22, 1844; m. Sept. 10, 1872, Lucy CoUamer 
dau. of George, and lived at Montpelier, Vt. ; no child; lived at 
Woodstock, Vt., June, 1897; a woolen manufacturer. 
^. Charles Justin, b. Dec. 22, 1846; m. Feb. 24, 1873, Louise Johnson, 
dau. of Eliakim; lives at Franklin, Mass., September, 1898; a 
woolen manufacturer. 

ELEAZER DEWEY, son of Aaron, b. March 7, 1791, at Dancet Hollow, 
Bennington Co., Vt. ; d. Oct. 9, 1867, ag. 76, at Hartsville, Steuben Co., 
N. Y. He was a Methodist preacher, " born of strictly religious parents of 
the New England stamp, and with grandparents, on both sides, strictly 
temperate and moral." He wrote an autobiography in which he says there 
were thirty-si.v ministers among the Dewey family; as follows: 

" I was born in Dancet Hollow, Bennington Co., Vt., A. D. 1791. My 
parents were of New England stock on both sides, strictly temperate and 
moral; when I was six years old my father sold his farm and moved to 
Plattsburgh, N. Y., where my mother had a long, expensive sickness and 
died when I was 8 years old. My father went into partnership and lost all 
his property. I was his oldest son, and there were five small children. In 
two years he married a high-spirited young gentry woman. They had a 
large family which I felt it a heavy burden to help support. My father, when 
I was about 14, got in with another dishonest partner and again lost all he 
had. When I was about 17, he moved to Steuben Co. (Cohocton), N. Y., 
but got no land till myself and brother Timothy, younger than I, were able 
to help him buy a farm at Cohocton, after which he lived well and died in 
his 89th year;" m. ' OLIVE PHELPS, who d. and he m. 2d, PATTY 
WHITNEY, who d. and he m. 3d, Mrs. HANNAH VAN BUSKIRK. 

512 Dewey Genealogy. 

^3251. Mary, b. about 1815; m. Samuel Pitt, an Englishman, and Method- 
ist minister; lived at Antrim, Mich. 

"^3252. Israel, b. , 1817; lived in New York. 

/32S3. Horace, b. , 1819; d. before 1897; a physician; lived in , N. Y. 


N TIMOTHY DEWEY, son of Aaron, 2d, b. May 3, 1795, at Rutland, Vt. ; 
d. July 19, 1895, ag. 100 years and 19 days, of old age, hastened by la grippe, 
at Concord, Jackson Co., Mich., whither he had gone in 1836, and settled on 
a farm three miles east of the town; he drilled and was ready to enlist when 
the war of 181 2 closed. In personal appearance he was tall and wiry, stand- 
ing 5 ft. II inches, light complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair, and bald 
headed. A quiet, undemonstrative man, but had a strong will and integrity. 
As active at ninety-five years of age as most men of seventy; had a fine tenor 
voice, even at that age, and was the most prominent worker in the Methodist 
Church; m. Aug. 19, 1819, at Cohocton, Steuben Co., N. Y., SALLY FLINT. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Cohocton, N. Y., and Concord, 
Sabrina, b. July 5, 1820; d. June 13, 1825; scalded to death. 

' Elisha, b. Nov. 5, 18 21; d. April 19, 1822. 

3263. James Armstrong, b. Jan. 21, 1824; m. 

3264. -Nelson Fletcher, b. April 6, 1826; m. 

3265. 'Emily Maria, b. Sept. 20, 1828; m. Oct. 24, 1849, James M. 

Morrill; living at Concord, Mich., 1897; no children. 

3266. Saluta Cook, b. Feb. 2, 1831; m. 

3267. Asa Orlando, b. Dec. 5, 1832; d. Oct. 31, 1857, of quick con- 

sumption, at Concord, Mich.; m. April 16, 1855, Harriet Ann Cross. 

3268. Harriet Louisa, b. Feb. 2, 1836; d. April 12, 1857, of nervous fever, 

at Concord, Mich.; m. Dec. 28, 1856, Wm. Ostrone. 
George Zephman, b. Aug. 9, 1838, at Concord, Mich; d. Oct. 18, 

3270. Orton Timothy, b. Oct. 11, 1840; m. 

3271. George Smith, b. Feb. 24, 1846; m. 

3272. Horace Erwin, b. July 20, 1849; m. Oct. ii, 1883, at Grass Lake, 

Mich., Henrietta Elizabeth Watson; they live at Concord, Mich., 
and adopted Florence Bernice, b. 1887. 

, 1715 

^ ELISHA DEWEY, son of Aaron, 2d, b. about 1797, near Rutland, Vt.; 
m. , 1824, IDA POND, who d. about 1825, and he m. 2d, RACHEL . 


Branch of Josiah. 513 


3273. Mary, b. Jan. 4, 1825; m. 

'3274. Horace (Rev.), b. about 1826; living, 1898, at Cleveland, O. 

'3275. Hiram, b. , 1828; of Cleveland. 

'3276. Eunice, b. , 1830; d. , ag. 17. 

3277. Ella Luce, b. ,1832; of Cleveland, O. 


HORACE DEWEY, son of Aaron, 2d, b. Dec. 24, 1801, near Rutland, 
Vt.; d. Dec. — , 1842, in Jackson Co., Mich.; m. HANNAH FLINT, sister 
to Timothy Dewey's wife Sally, see No. 1714. 


3281. Harriet, b. about 1825; m. Beecher. 

3282. Harlow, b. — — , 1827; m. 

3283. Eliza, b. , 1829; m. Hiram Gibbs, in California. 

3284. Hiram L., b. April 7, 1835; is a farmer in Brookfield, Mo., Septem- 

ber, 1898; m. Oct. 12, 1857, at Marshall, Mich., Olive Farrand, dau. 
of W. W. and Lillian (Rude), b. March 10, 1837, in Wayne Co., N. Y. 

3285. Anson, b. , 1837; d. in California, of mountain fever. 

3286. Maria, b. , 1839; m. Williams;, lived at Brookfield, Mo. 


''RICHARD DEWEY, son of Aaron, 2d, b. Sept. 5, 1803, or Sept. 11, 
1802, at Plattsburgh, N. Y. ; d. May i, 1880, ag. 77, at Aurora, 111., of 
malarial fever; when he was a boy his father emigrated to Cohocton, Steu- 
ben county, N. Y. ; was a farmer; when he reached manhood, left the farm 
and sought employment on the Erie canal; soon became owner of a line of 
packet boats, and for seventeen years was a noted captain on the Erie canal 
before the days of railroads, and accumulated what was considered a fortune 
in those days. In 1840 he went west, having sold his interest in the canal 
boat line; purchased land where the four counties of Kane, Kendall, DeKalb 
and Will corner in Illinois, so that these four counties cornered in his farm. 
Aurora was the post-office; lived there until 1858, when he sold his farm and 
removed to .\urora. Leaving his family there, he went to Bement, in Piatt 
county, and built a grain warehouse and went into wheat buying business. 
Also built another at Valparaiso, Ind. The jianic of 1S59 came on and he 
lost the fortune that he had spent a lifetime in accumulating. He then 
went west to the gold regions of Pike's Peak, Col., in the hope of being 
able to retrieve his fortune. Remained there until about 1870, when he 
returned to Aurora poor in pocket and broken in health, and soon 
after died. His personal characteristics were great physical strength 

514 Dewey Genealogy. 

and agility. Like Pepin the Short, son of Charlemagne, he was of low 
stature, 5 ft 7 1-2 inches, but it was said no man that ever passed over the 
Erie canal was able to " handle " him in any physical encounter and that 
every one who had any ambition that way tried it but once. His weight 
was about 180 pounds. " Just for fun " he would stand beside an ordinary 
span of horses and jump over them and back again, laying only a hand on 
their manes, and his feats of strength were as wonderful then, nearly, as 
Sandow's are now, although he was wholly untrained for them; had black 
hair, gray eyes, fair complexion; m. Dec. 11, 1832, at Marion, N. Y., 
SOPHRONIA MATILDA SMITH, dau. of Samuel and Mary (Hastings), 
(Mr. Smith b. at Amherst, Mass., March 9, 1786; m. there May 7, 1807, 
Mary Hastings, who was b. there Oct. 27, 1788); b. Jan. 24, 181 2, at 
Amherst, Mass.; d. Aug. 18, 1873, ag. 61, at Aurora, 111. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Marion, N. Y., and Oswego, III. 
Frederick Smith, b. Jan-.- 24, 1833: d. Nov. 29, 1835. 

Hiram Lawrence, b. Oct. 2, 1S34; d. Nov. 18, 1834. 

3293. Sarah Louise, b. March 12, 1836; m. Nov. 13, i860, 

Howard Tracy Cartright, and d. childless, April 21, 1886, at 
Lincoln, 111. 
^3294. Caroline Isabelle, b. Nov. 27, 1837; m. 

3295. Winfield Scott, b. July 6, 1839; m. 

3296. Francis Marion, b. July 15, 1841, at Oswego, 111.; was in 

Co. C, 2d Colorado cavalry, during the Civil War, and d. of 
pulmonary consumption, brought on from exposure during a long 
march in the army; d. , at Denver, Colo. 

3297. Herbert Emerson. b. Sept. 18, 1843; m. 

Nelson Hiram, b. June 17, 1845; d. Aug. 3, 1S47. 

3299. Edwin Smith, b. Nov. 25, 1847; d. May 19, , at 

Marshalltown, la. 

3300. Amelia Georgiana, b. March 16, 1849; m. 

3300a. Helen Antoinette, b. Oct. 9, 1851; was graduated at Illinois 

State Normal School, and a kindergarten school in San Francisco; 

now, 1897, teaching at Grand Junction, Colo. 
3300b. Catherine Estelle, b. March 10, 1855; m. June 17, 1876, at 

Galesburg, 111., Charles Colton; she d. Aug. 25, 1878, at Dallas, 

Tex., of malarial fever, leaving a dau. Jessie. 
Charles Willard Lawrence, b. Jan. 22, 1857; d. , 1858, at 

Aurora, 111. 


J LEMIRAH DEWEY, dau. of Aaron, 2d, b. March i, 1805, near Ballston, 
N. Y. ; d. Feb. i, 1869, ag. 63 yrs. 11 nios., of consumption, at Alfred, 

Branch of Josiah. 515 

N. Y. ; m. Nov. 4, 1843, at Cohocton, N. Y., DAVIS LEE, son of Joseph 

and (Bains), b. Oct. 30, 1796, at Berlin, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 27, 1868, ag. 

71, of kidney disease, at Raymond, Pa. (He m. first Amy Hull, of Berlin, 
N. Y., and with her and two children moved to Alfred, Allegany Co., N. Y., 
where his wife d. in 1841.) 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Alfred, N. Y. 

"^ I. Hiram Dewey, b. Oct. 31, 1844; d. April 30, 1846, at Alfred, 

N. Y. 

r- 2. Rosetta .\nna, b. June 9, 1846; d. Jan. i, 1894, ag. 47, of 

mental derangement, at Ulysses, Potter Co., Pa.; m. Jan. i, 1869, 
at Alfred, N. Y., John C. Burdick; they had: i, Chloe, b. Dec. 
20, 1871, at Andover, N. Y. ; m. Sept. 10, 1891, Bert Farnham, of 
Ulysses, Pa.; they had Pauline and Clarence; 2, Lessie Irene, b. 
March 27, 1877, at Andover, N. Y. ; 3, Grace, b. June 24, 1882, at 
Ulysses, Pa. 
3. Errilla ("Rillie ") J., b. Jan. 4, 1848; living at North Bingham, Pa. 
(December, 1897); m. March 7, 1868, at Andover, N. Y., Brinton 
Jackson Baker, son of Brinton King and Phebe Jane (Austin), 
b. Feb. I, 1847, at Andover, N. Y. ; d. July 6, 1897, ag. 50, of 
cancer, at North Bingham, Pa.; they had: i, Erwin Dewey, b. 
Nov. s, 1869, at Alfred, N. Y. ; m. March 17, 1892, at Hartsville, 
N. Y., Mary Hayes, and had Lowell Hayes, b. Jan. 4, 1893, at 
Andover, N. Y. ; d. Aug. 2, 1896, at Ellenville, Ulster Co., N. Y. ; 
2, Rose Lemirah, b. June 29, 1874, at Jasper, N. Y. ; was graduated 
at State Normal School, at Mansfield, Pa , in 1896; now preceptress 
of the high school at Alexandria Bay, Jefferson Co., N. Y. ; 3, 
Arling Raymond, b. March 15, 1878, at North Bingham, Pa.; 4, 
Helen Marion, b. Nov. 12, 1881, at N. Bingham. 

/ 4. Francis Marion, b. March 27, 185 1; living at Andover, N. Y., 

1898; m. Jan. i, 1871. Alice Potter, of Alfred, N. Y., who d. Oct. 
29, 1874, of consumption, at Alfred; m. 2d, March 7, 1896, Harriet 
Smith, of Alfred; he has a dau., Mabel, b. Sept. 8, 1878. 


^ HIRAM DEWEY, son of Aaron, 2d, b. Sept. 9, 1808, at Ballston Spa, 
N. Y. ; d. May 3, 1881, at Cohocton, N. Y. ; was a farmer at Cohocton, Steu- 
ben Co., N. Y., and deputy sheriff for ten years; m. Feb. 23, 1836, at 
Cohocton, N. Y., MABEL OSBORN, b. April 4, 1817, at Windham, Greene 
Co., N. Y. ; d. Dec. 31, 1889, at Kanona, N. Y. ; buried at Cohocton. 

5i6 Dewey Genealogy. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Cohocton. 

3301. FranceliaA., b. Oct. 18, 1842; m. April 12, 1864, Carlos H. Wilcoxf 

47 State St., Hornellsville, N. Y., and have Henry H., b. Jan. 15, 
1869; Albert D., b. Dec. 5, 1S74. 

3302. Caroline O., b. March 30, 1845; m. Feb. '4, 1866, Nickolas J. Wag- 

ner, living, Cohocton, N. Y., March, 1898, and had Annie M., b. 
Dec. 24, 1866 or 7, and Gardie O., b. May 3, 1870. 

3303. W. Scott, b. July 23, 1849; m. 

3304. Evaline, b. Sept. 29, 1853; m. Sept. 29, 1872, Eugene P. Banter, 

of Hammondsport, N. Y. 

3305. Ard Osborn, b. , 1857; m. 

3306. Ella M., b. June 14, i860; m. June 13, 1877, Prof. Angelo O. 

Tucker, son of Ira (1815-1889) and Almira (Peck, 1827-1864), b. 
April 13, 1851, at North Valley, Allegany Co., N. Y. ; was principal 
and superintendent of schools at Alexandria Bay, Jefferson Co., 
N. Y. in 1897 ; Methodist in religion, and has Almira Rema, b. Aug. 
24, 1882, at Wallace, Steuben Co., N. Y. 


JESSE DEWEY, son of Eleazer, b. April 14, 1785, at Bromley, now Peru, 

Vt. ; d. , 1826, at Gouverneur, N. Y. ; m. Feb. 11, 1808, at Hartford, 

N. Y., FRANCES BARRELL, dau. of Lazarus, b. May 10, 1789, at Scitu- 
ate, Mass.; d. Jan. 29, 1877, ag. 87, at Monroe, Wis. 


— Born 









Jan. 13, 

1810, at 




d. unm. 



1894, ag. 84, at Monroe, Wis. 



Noah Barren, 


Jan. 27, 

1812; m. 





June 5, : 

1815; m. 



Lucy Nancy, 


May 6, i 

821; m. 



Martha Jane, 


March 3 

I, 1823; 1 




Mary Etta, 


Dec. 19, 

1824; m 


azer, b. 1 

Co., N. Y. ; d. Feb. 7, 1827; a farmer in Warren Co., N. Y. ; moved to 
Washington Co. in 1813; then in June, 1825, to Adams, Jeff. Co., N. Y. ; m. 
Feb. 25, i8o8, POLLY COLE, dau. of Benjamin, a Rev. soldier at Lexing- 
ton and Trenton, and on Gen. Washington's staff; b. Feb. 11, 1788; d. Sept. 
23. 1859. 

Branch of Josiah. 517 


■3321. Eleazer, b. Dec. 11, 1808; m. 

3322. Joel b. Feb. 22, 1810; m. 

3323. Maria, b. Nov. 17, i8ii; m. 

3324. Hiram, b. Sept. 6, 1813; m. 

3325. Rebecca, b. Sept. 5, 1815; m. 

3326. Polly, b. Dec. 17, 1817; m. 

3327. David Jesse, b. May 26, 1820; m. 
3328. 'Benj. W., b. June 5, 1822; m. 


AARON DEWEY, son of Eleazer, b. Nov. 30, 1790, at Bromley, now 
Peru, Vt. ; d. March 29, 1840, ag. 49, at Delphi, Ind. ; moved from Rutland, 
Vt., about 1820, to Watertown, N. Y. ; about 1825, to Indiana; settled at 
Delphi soon after; m. June 26, 1814, near Rutland, Vt., NANCY GOOKINS, 

b. Jan. 8, 1788, at Rutland, Vt. ; there d. , 1818, and he m. 2d, about 

1820, at Rutland, Mrs. CHARLOTTE (GOOKINS) DIBBLE (widow of 

Harvey Dibble, who d. ■, 1818; by whom she had Schuyler, b. March 

16, 1812; d. , 1858; Milo, b. Jan. 2, 1814; d. Aug. 30, 1851; Charlotte, 

b. Oct. 27, 1813, in June, i8g8, was living at Xenia, O.), b. June 23, 1789, 
at Rutland, Vt. ; d. Jan. 2, 1852, ag. 62, at Delphi, Ind. 


David, b. June 8, 1814, at Rutland; d. , 1817. 

By Second Wife at Watertown. N. Y. 
3332. 'Nancy M., b. March 7, 1821; m. 

3333.- Harvey, b. May 17, 1823; d. , 1830. 

3334. Joel Harmon, b. Oct. i, 1825, at Terre Haute, Ind.; m. 
3335. 'Mary, b. April i, 1828, at Delphi, Ind. 

3336. Martha, b. Sept. 28, 1830; m. 


' JONATHAN DEWEY, probably No. 1733, and b. in 1791, at Peru, Vt. ; 
d. 1865; was a prosperous farmer near Burlington, Vt. ; m. about 1840, 
AMANDA FOOTE, who d. in 1865. 


3339. Alonzo Alfred, b. July 19, 1843, near Burlington, Vt. ; is a piano agent 
at Little Rock, Ark., and an invalid, 1898; ran away from home in 
1856; his father would not allow him to go to school; was in the 

5i8 Dewey Genealogy. 

Union army; m. , 1880, at Little Rock, Ark., Mary Washing- 
ton Smith, a descendant of Samuel, oldest brother to George Wash- 
ington; no children. 
3340. Hattie, b. , 1S45; d. , 1864. 


JULIUS DEWEY, son of Cephas, b. April 3, 1798, at Chesterfield, 
Mass.; d. April 5, 1871, at Ellington, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., five days after 
a fall in his barn; was a farmer at Chesterfield, Mass., and moved about 
1824 to Ellington, N. Y. ; was Free Will Baptist, but later joined the 
Methodists; m. Nov. 11, 1820, at Northampton, Mass., PHILENA 
PELTON, oldest child of Tracy and Marinda (dau. of Asahel Strong, of 
Southampton), b. Nov. 6, 1802; d. April 12, 1850, of quick consumption; he 
m. 2d, Nov. 19, 1852, PAMELIA BAXTER. 


3341; Cyrenius, b. Sept. 4, 182*. at Chesterfield; m. 

3342.. Lucius, b. July 12, 1824, at Ellington, N. Y.; m. 

3343. Edwin Tracy, b. , 1826; a farmer at Sunlight P. O., Va. 

3344. Lovina, b. April 7, 1829; m. 

3345. Jarius Bert, b. , 1831; m. 

3346. Elvira, b. about 1833; m. 

3347. Solomon Ely, b. , 1835; d. Dec. — , 1886; a miller and lumber- 

man at Waterford, Erie Co., Pa. 

3348. Mary E., b. , 1837; m. Hinsdale, of Sugar Grove, 

Warren Co. Pa. 

3349. Amelia, b. — ^, 1839; m. — — Mead, of Pittsfield, Warren 

Co., Pa. 

3350. Emory Swetland, b. March 22, 1846, at Ellington, N. Y. ; a farmer at 

Le Boeuf, Erie Co., Pa.; m. Nov. 22, 1876, at Waterford, Pa., Sarah 
J. McWilliams, dau. of Wm. and Mary Ann (Lytle), b. May 29, 
1846, at Waterford, Pa. 
Four others d. infants. 

Bv Second Wife. 

3351. Emma A., b. Jan. 29, 1854, at Ellington, N. Y. ; m. Jan. i, 

1873, William Frank Carpenter, b. Jan. i, 1852; they have Libbie 
Belle, b. Oct. 7, 1877; Minnie Pearl, b. Oct. 12, 1879. 

3352. Elsie Adelia, b. June 17, 1856; m. Jan. 29, 1877, Harvey F. 

Wilson, b. April 16, 1856, in Livingston Co., N. Y. ; one child, 
Lettie Belle, b. Dtc. 10, 1877; m. May 28, 1897, Maurice M. Dye, 
b. 1873, a school teacher. 

Branch ok Josiah. 519 

3353'. Ellen Aletta, b. April 17, i860; m. Aug. 30, 1879, Byron F. Car- 

penter, b. June 17, 1856; they have Hoyt Milton, b. April 5, 1890; 
Floyd B., b. March 28, 1896, at Ellington, N. Y. 

HIRAM DEWEY, son of John, b. Jan. 13, 1803, at Suffield, Conn.; d. 
Dec. 25, 1843, near West Shelby, N. Y. ; m. Oct. 17, 1839, HARRIET 
COMPTON, b. June 12, 1816; d. Oct. 30, 1893, at Medina, N. Y. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Royalton, N. Y. 

3355. ''Henry, b. Feb. 3, 1841; m. 

3356.' Olive Josephine, b. Feb. 4, 1843; m. 

3357./ Mary Artemesia, b. April 26, 1844; m. Reynolds, d. Aug. 15, 

1895, at Medina, N. Y. ; member of First Presbyterian Church; m. 
Dec. 8, 1864, Hiram D. Reynolds, son of Valentine and Fanny 
(McCormick). "In April, 1867, they bought a farm one and one- 
fourth miles northeast from Medina; on Sept. 3, 1868, their only 
child was born (Ella McKenna). The father and daughter continue 
to reside in the same place and the mother, who has been dead two 
and one-half years, is buried in Boxwood cemetery, about one mile 
north of Medina, N. Y. Ella McKenna Reynolds attended school 
at Medina, N. Y., and is a graduate of the Medina Free Academy; 
is unmarried at present, and housekeeper for her father." 


SUSANNAH SEDGWICK DEWEY, dau. of John, b. Sept. 11, 1806, at 
Suffield, Conn.; d. Jan. 7, 1887, ag. 80, of old age, at Palmyra, N. Y. ; m. 

, 1830, HENRY SAWYER, son of Joseph and Desire (Root) (Joseph 

Sawyer was b. in Vt.), b. April 25, 1803, at Manchester, N. Y. ; d. Dec. 9, 
1870, ag. 67 years, from accident at Farmington, N. Y. 

NINTH GENERATION — Born at Farmington. 

1. Cornelia, b Dec. 2, 1831. 

2. Joseph Howard, b. March 19, 1833; d. Nov. 5, 1854. 

3. William Henry, b. Oct. 26, 1834; m. May 19, 1S75, Helen J. Pratt, 

and had Clara Annette, b. March 28, 1S76; Henry Pratt, b. July 2, 
1878; and Howard J., b. Nov. 13, 1883; d. June 27, 1888; Mrs. 
Helen J. Sawyer, d. Jan. 20, 1890. 

4. Frances Maria, b. Aug. 4, 1836; d. Aug. 21, 1837. 

5. Edwin Dewey, b. Nov. 30, 1839; d. March iS, 1845. 

6. Mary Louise, b. F^b. 24, 1844; m. Sept. 19, 1883, James Monroe 

Hudnut (see No. 3356). 

520 Dewey Genealogy. 

^ 1756. 

WILLIAM WYLLIS DEWEY (see portrait), son of John, b. March 17, 
1808, at Suffield, Conn.; resided with his parents until their removal to 
Manchester, N. Y. while he was quite young; he remained with his parents 
until his marriage, when he removed to Royalton, Niagara county, living 
for two or three years with his brother Hiram, who had preceded him to 
this county and had purchased a farm, both of them working upon said farm 
during this time. Hiram, though five years older, was still unmarried when 
William joined him. After Hiram's marriage, William bought a farm three 
or four miles from his brother's place, upon which he has lived for more 
than sixty years. He was converted when seventeen years of age, and has 
been a consistent member of the Baptist Church ever since. The parents 
of both William Dewey and his wife were members of Baptist churches. He 
has been a successful man in business, just and upright in his dealings with 
men, highly respected in the town where he has so long resided (1898), a 
strong helper in the church; was greatly interested in the Civil war, both 
during the time in which it took place and in studying the history in after 
years; m. Feb. 6, 1831, at Farmington, N. Y., AMANDA HARLAND, dau. 
of James and Betsey (McLouth), b. Sept. 21, 1807, at Farmington, N. Y. ; 
d- July 3. 1889, ag. 81, at Royalton, N. Y. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Royalton. 
^ John, b. April 9, 1832; d. Sept. 12, 1835. 

3362. < Lyman, b. Aug. 6, 1833; unm. at Royalton. 

3363.' Elizabeth A., b. Nov. 20, 1834; m. Ross. 

William, b. Oct. 5, 1835; d. Sept. 7, 1838. 

3365." Mary, b. Jan. 30, 1838; m. Feb. 23, 1861, Daniel L. Roberts, 

son Zibaand Susanna (Wolcott), b. May 15, 1837, at Shelby, N. Y. ; 
living 1898. 
^A son, b. Oct. — , 1831; lived three weeks. 

3367. 'Olive H., b. Jan. 13, 1842. 

3368.' Eunice W., b. Aug. 26, 1843; m. Dec. 22, 1864, Seneca Sprout, son 
of Charles and Hannah (Anderson), b. Dec. 15, 1839, at South 
Royalton, N. Y., and had Florence, b. April 6, 1866; d. April 8, 
1872; Lizzie, b. Nov. 10, 1867; Charles, b. Jan. i, 1873; Carrie, b. 
April I, 1878; three other sons, d. infants. 

3369.^ Cynthia, b. March 19, 1845; m. Jan. 13, 1867, at Shelby, N. Y., 

Ziba Roberts, b. July 31, 1840, and had William Ziba, b. April 5, 
1868, at Shelby; is a physician and surgeon at 400 Broadway, 
Buffalo, N. Y. 

3370. 'Caroline, b. Jan. 17, 1847; unm. at Royalton, N. Y. 

3370a. Emma, b. Feb. 8, 1851; in. 


ISRAEL DEWEY, ',1536. 


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Branch of Josiah. 521 


JOSEPH HOWARD DEWEY, son of John, b. Oct. 4, 1810, at Suffield, 
Conn.; d. March 30, 1885, at Manchester, N. Y., where he had lived on the 
old homestead purchased by his father in 1817; m. May 23, 1843, at Farm- 
ington, N. Y., MARY H. ARNOLD, b. Feb. 22, 1814, at Farmington, 
Ontario Co., N. Y. ; living, Lima, N. Y., 1897. 


337 1 . ^Henry Alfred, b. July 23, 1845 ; enlisted Dec. 3, 1863, in iSth N. Y. 

battery; sent to Baton Rouge, La., in March, 1864; came home 
sick on furlough in January, 1865, and d. March 5, 1865. 

3372. Sarah Olivia, b. March 7, 1848; m. Oct. 18, 1876, at Manchester, 

N. Y., Gerrett Smith Preston, b. June 24, 1848, at Victor, Ontario 
Co., N. Y. ; now a farmer at Lima, Livingston Co., N. Y. ; they have 
Mary Elizabeth, b. Nov. 13, 1877 ; Howard Dewey, b. March 5, 1881 ; 
Alice Isabel, b. Oct. 17, 1882; Grace Carrie, b. May 2, 1886. 

3373. 'Alvin Howard, b. May 24, 1850; is a farmer at Manchester, Ontario 
Co., N. Y. ; m. Sept. i, 1875, at Merton, Wis., Lillie Adams Cadby, 
of Merton, Wis.; they have John Howard, b. Oct. 16, 1876; Henry 
Cadby, b. Aug. 28, 1880; Ruth Arnold, b. Dec. 23, 1884; all born 
at Manchester, N. Y. 

3374. 'Caroline Elizabeth, b. Sept. 3, 1852; d. Feb. 27, 1879, ag. 26. 


EDMUND BEMONT DEWEY, Colonel (see portrait), son of Jedediah, 
b. June 2, 1801, at Manchester, Ontario Co., N. Y. ; d. Nov. 11, 1895, ag. 
94, at Clifton Springs, N. Y. ; a farmer at Manchester, N. Y., and colonel 
of militia; officiated in that capacity for a number of years in a regiment 
known as the " Independent Rifles," a uniformed body of men made of 
companies from various towns of Ontario county. Physically he was a giant 
among men, being six feet three inches and well proportioned; in his 
younger days nothing that could be overcome by physical strength stood in 
his way, and many have been his escapes from injury where men of less 
strength would have been killed. He retained his intellectual qualities and 
business capabilities up to the time of his death, at the age of 94 years; m. 
Oct. 14, 182 1, SARAH COOPER, dau. of Jeremiah and Prudence (Hatha- 
way), b. June 5, 1803, at South Adams, Mass.; d. June 26, 1876, at Adrian, 
Mich.; m. Oct. 16, 1878, Mrs. FANNIE VANDERHOOF, dau. of Peter 
and Hannah ( ) Decker, of Phelps, Ontario Co., N. Y. 

522 Dewey Genealogy. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Manchester. 

3381. Anna, b. Dec. 19, 1822; m. 

3382. Emeline, b. Aug. 9, 1824; m. 

3383. Julius L., b. March 16, 1826; m.Jan. ,2, 1887 

3384. Cynthia M., b. Jan. 29, 1827; d. Oct. 15, 1857. 

3385. Jedediah Silas, b. Aug. 13, 1829; m. 

3386. Jeremiah M., b. Aug. 13, 1829; d. March 21, 1861; m. , 1854, 

Caroline M. Coon; had a son, b. and d. 1856, and Gertrude, b. 
. 1857. 

3387. Benj. Franklin, b. Nov. 3. 1831; d. Jan. 27, 1850. 

3388. Sarah Ellen, b. Jan, 26, 1834; living at Detroit, Mich, in 1898; 

m. George Coon, and had: i, Addie, b. about 1858; m. , 

187s, Will. A. Pungs; they had May, b. , 1878; Nona, b. 

, 1882; d. , 1889; Will, b. , 1890; and Earl, b. , 


3389. Ro.xanna Brown, b. Oct. 6, 1836; m. 
Twin boys, b. Sept. 23; d. 25, 1840. 

3390. E. Townsend, b. March 21, 1847; killed in Battle of the Wilder- 

ness, Va,, May 6, 1864. 


JEDEDIAH DEWEY. 2d, son of Jedediah, b. April 15, 1807, at Man- 
chester, N. Y. ; d. Oct. 2, 1876, ag. 69, at Manchester, N. Y. ; a farmer at 
Manchester, N. Y. ; held several positions of trust, member of New York 
Legislature in 1843, captain of militia, a Whig in politics until the formation 
of the Republican party, when he identified himself with that; m. Jan. 8, 
1829, ELEANOR MACUMBER, dau. of Caleb and Alice (Fish), b. Nov. 
18, 1807, at Farmington, now Manchester, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 20, 1861, ag. 54, 
at Manchester, N. Y. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Manchester. 
Maria, b. Dec. 8, 1829; d. Nov. 25, 1836. 

.3392. Silas Jedediah, b. March 3, 1831; has been a clerk in the War 
Department at Washington, D. C, since 1868; m. Sept. 14, 1853, 
at Rochester, N. Y., Mary Jane Newton, dau. of Proctor, b. May 12, 
1834, at Manchester, N. Y. ; d. March 23, 1880, ag. 46, at Wash- 
ington, D. C. ; m. 2d, Mary Dixon; he had .\lbert Newton, b. Oct. 
21, 1856, now of Washington, D. C. 
A daughter, b. Aug. 31, 1832; d. Sept. 10, 1832. 

3394. Albert Leander, b. Oct. 20, 1837; lives at Shortsville, Ontario Co., 
N. Y. ; engaged in monumental work; m. Sept. 25, 1862, at Auburn, 
N. Y., Jennie Martha Bennett, ilau. of Rev. Ira and Lovina Ballard 

Branch of Josiah. 523 

(Andrews), b. Sept. 27, 1838, at Penn Yan, N. Y. ; d. March 24, 
1896, at Shortsville, N. Y. ; their dau., Lovina Eleanor, b. Aug. 
5, 1874. 
3395. Maria Eleanor, b. July 9, 1853; d. July 31, 1892, ag. 39, at Fairport, 
N. Y. 


MARCUS AURELIUS DEWEY, son of Ira, b: Dec. 19, 1805, Schoharie, 
N. Y.; d. Dec. — , 1895; was a farmer at Munson, Geauga Co., O. ; m. Jan. 
9, 1831, at Schoharie, N. Y., ANNA DICKENSON, who d. Nov. — , 1861. 


3401. Fernando, b. , 1832; m. 

3402. Charlotte, b. , 1834; m Andrew Lamoreau, and lives at 

Chester, Geauga Co., O. 

3403. Elizabeth, b. , 1836; m. Durfee; who was killed by 

explosion of fireworks, July 4, . 

3404. Charles, b. , 1838; m.; one child. 

3405. Robert Purnette, b. , 1840; m. 

3406. Anna Jenette, b. , 1840; unm. at home. 

3407. Ira, b. , 1844; m. 

3408. Sarah Ann, b. , 1846; m. Bond. 

3409. Adelia, b. , 1848; m. Matthew Presley. 

3410. Marcus, b. about 1850; went to Dakota to take up his land 

about 1887. 
The above order of children is as they were sent in, with years of birth 


HARVEY T. DEWEY, son of Ira, b. March 13, 1811; d"^April 24, 1867, 
ag. 56, at Central Bridge; a farmer in Schoharie Co., N. Y. ; m. Dec. 26, 
1841, ABIGAIL MARIA COON LEY, dau. of Daniel and Joanna (Palmer), 
b. Dec. 29, 181 1 ; d. Oct. 22, 1877, ag. 65, at Central Bridge. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born .\t Central Bridge. 

341 1. Albert, b. Oct. 26, 1842; d. Sept. 4, 1847, ag. 5 years. 

3412. Armenia C, b. May 13, 1845; d. April 3, 1863, ag. 18 years. 

3413. Solomon C, b. May 30, 1847; a farmer at Central Bridge, N. Y. ; m. 

Sept. 28, 1870, Christina E. Hilts, dau. of George and Catharine 
(Sator), b. Oct. 22, 1847, at Cobleskill, N. Y., and had Cora M., b. 
, 187 1 ; Elizabeth, b , 1873; Maxylynn,b. , 1875. 

524 Dewey Genealogy. 

3414. Ira A., b. Nov. 30, 1850; he took strychnine without cause 

and d. about 1880; a farmer at Schoharie, N. Y. ; m. Jan. 12, 1874, 
Emma Shank, who was living at Central Bridge, N. Y., 1898, and 
had: i, Alvin, b. Jan. 12, 1875; d. Feb. 17, 1891; 2, Adaline I., 
b. Nov. 23, 1876. 


CHARLES JAMES DEWEY, son of Ira, b. Aug. 9, 1814; a farmer 
since about 1850. at Rose, Wayne Co.. N. Y. ; m. Feb. 22, 1840, SALLY 
BARBER, dau. of John, of Carlisle, N. Y., who d. March — , 1888. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born in Wayne County. 

3415. Eleanor, b. , 1841; m. Walter Monroe, and lived in Cayuga Co., 

N. Y., in 1890; had eight children. 

3416. Frances, b. , 1843; m. Frank Court, and lived in Michigan; two 


3417. Eleanora, b. , 1845; m. Frank Harmond; living in 1890 at Shorts- 

ville, Ontario Co., N. Y. ; she d. , leaving one child. 

Martha, b. , 1847; d. , ag. about 15 years. 

3418. Albert, b. , 1849; lived on Birney Clark farm along the river; 

killed by runaway horse at Fulton, N. Y., April 26, 1894; m. and 
had two children. 

3419. Mary, b. 1851; m. Wm. Wykoff; they live at Rose, Wayne Co., 

N. Y. ; one child. 


FRANKLIN DEWEY, son of Ira, b. Oct. 30, 1820, at Central Bridge, 
N. Y. ; there d. Feb. 20^ 1884, ag. 63, where he was a farmer and held 
several town offices; m. March — , 1850, CATHARINE YOUNG, dau. of 
Jacob, d. Dec. 6, 1822, at Grovenors Corners, N. Y. ; d. Jan 5, 1865, ag. 
42; he m. Dec. 24, 1865, EMMA C. YOUNG, dau. of Jacob, b. July 31, 
1830; living at 115 Clinton ave., Albany, N. Y., 1898. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Central Bridge. 

3421. Mary A., b. , 1851; unm. 

.•?422. Sarah Louise, b. June 3, 1855; a school teacher; ni. Oct. 22, 1879, 

Charles W. Sharpe, b. May 24, 1847, at Lawyersville, N. Y., a farm 

laborer at Cobleskill, N. Y., and has Walter A., Ralph Dewey, Mary 

A., Frank W., Earl, and Horace. 
3423. Jennie, b. , 1857. 

Branch of Josiah. 525 


GEORGE DEWEY, son of Ira, b. Oct. 25, 1830, at Grovenors Corners, 

N. Y.; a farmer at Carlisle, N. Y. ; m. , 1856, ELVIRA YOUNG, dau. 

of Jacob and Mary (Mosher), b. May 13, 1830, at Cobleskill, N. Y. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Central Bridge. 

3424. William Romine, b. March 31, 1858; a locomotive fireman; living at 

loi Robinson st., Binghamton, N. Y. ; m. March 20, 1878, at Can- 

andaigua, N. Y., Julia Pratt, who d. ; m. Dec. 28, 1886, at 

Central Bridge, Ella Collyer, dau. of Peter and Ann (Vunck), b. 

, at Canajoharie, N. Y. ; he has: Albert J., b. 1879; has served 

a year on the schoolship Essex, and transferred March 15, 1898, to 
U. S. S. Puritan; and Edna M., b. 1881; by second wife, Raymond, 
Francis, and Harold and Ruth, twins. 


JOHN HILL DEWEY, son of John, b. July 13, 1826, at Caldwell, N. Y. ; 
d. July 2, 1870, at Gold Beach, Ore.; a physician; his parents, both then 
living, besought him in the fall of 1869, to give up his practice in Illinois, 
and locate near them in Oregon, in order that he might be near them in 
their old age; he went out with a view of looking the ground over, leaving 
family behind. On the jouney he contracted illness, which finally ran into 
consumption, his death resulting about ten months after his leaving home; 
m. Oct. 14, 1851, at Chicago, 111., ANNE MARIE BUTTERWORTH, dau. 
of William and Maria (Williams), b. June 7, 1829, at Warrington, England. 


3425. Charles Livious, b. Aug. 6, 1852; m. Feb. 8, 1883, Ella Coger, b. 

1863, at Bristol, 111.; they have had Eva, b. July — , 1884, at 

Batavia, 111.; d. , 1897, at Grand Rapids, Mich; Mamie, b. 

, 1886; Harry, b. , 1888, Norwood, Mich. 

Lilla H., b. Sept. 2, 1854; d. June 7, 1856. 

3426. John Fremont (see portrait), b. Sept. 23, 1856; his mother was b. 

in Warrington, England, and came to this country when four years 
of age; settled in Kane county in the 'forties, originally living at 
Geneva. In 1862 the family moved to Batavia township, where 
their residence was continued until 1886. John F. Dewey, for 
financial reasons, left the West Batavia schools at the age of thirteen 
and began to learn the printing trade in the office of the Batavia 
News. At eighteen he was a journeyman printer and foreman. 
.•\t twenty-one he became an editor. Since that time he has been 

526 Dewey Genealogy. 

well known in the Kane county newspaper and political circles as 
an ardent Republican and hardworking journalist, as well as a faith- 
ful incumbent of offices of trust. He was a census enumerator in 
1880, a legislative committee clerk in 1881, the lieutenant governor's 
secretary in 1883, enrolling and engrossing clerk of the State senate 
in 1887 and 1889, and marine deputy at the port of Chicago in 1890. 
From Jan. i, 1891, to March 31, 1894, he served as private secre- 
tary for the collector of customs at Chicago. He tendered his 
resignation the day the Democratic collector assumed the charge. 
Since his retirement from official life he has published the Valley 
Chronicle at St. Charles. During the past quarter of a century he 
has worked in printing offices in every Kane county town on the 
river, save Dundee. Is now clerk of Kane County Circuit Court, 
at Geneva, III.; m. July 13, 1887, at .\urora, 111., Kate Horton 
Huntington, dau. of John Henry and Hannah Katharine (Horton), 
b. Nov. 21, 1864, at Aurora; attends the Baptist Church, and had, 
at Aurora, Clark Huntington, b. Sept. 20, 1892, and Doris Mary, 
b. Feb. 24, ; d. Sept. 25, 1894. 

3427. Carrie May, b. Aug. 12, 1858; d. March 12, 1887; m. Jan. i, 1883, 

Morris L. Woolley, b. 1859, at Hackettstown, N. J., and had Myrtle, 
b. Dec. 30, 1883, at Batavia, 111.; Arthur, b. March 4, 1887, at Nor- 
wood, Mich. 

3428. Jessie, b. July 16, i860, at Blackberry, 111.; m. June z6, 

1888, William Van Etten, b. April 5, 1864, at Ontario, Canada; they 
live at St. Charles, 111., in i8q8. 


LEVI H. DEWEY, son of John, b. Oct. 31, 1829, at Caldwel', N. Y.; 
was a jewe'er in Genesee Co., N. Y., Cherry Valley, Rockford, and De Kalb, 
111., in Missouri, and Calusa, Cal., after i860; m. 1852, ANNA FOUNTAIN, 
who d. about 1856, and he m. 2d, 1857, Mrs. JANE MATTHEWS, b. 1838, 
at Buffalo, N. Y. ; d. about 187 1, and he m. 3d, LUCIA SOUTHWELL. 


3429. Clark, b. , 1853, at Cherry Valley, 111. 

3429. Eva, b. , 1855, at Rockford; d. 1858. 

By Second Wife. 

3429. Frank, b. , 1858, at De Kalb, 111. 

3429. Emma, b. , i860, in Missouri. 

3429. Lilly, b. , 1862, at Calusa, Cal. 

3429. Fred, b. , 1864. 

Branch of Josiah. 527 

3429. Nellie, b. , 1866. 

3429. Harry, b. , 1868. 

3429. Clarence, b. , 1870. 


'CASSIUS B. DEWEY, son of John, b. May 12, 1834, at Pembroke, 
N. Y.; killed May 31, 1861, at Princeton, 111., while going through a freight 
train to catch a passenger train; was a marble cutter at Kaneville, 111., 
where he m. Feb. 19, 1856, NANCY MILLER, dau. of George P. and 
Hanna (McNair), b. April 5, 1839, at Greenfield, Erie Co., Pa.; living at 308 
East 60th street, Chicago, 111., in July, 1898. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Kaneville, III. 
3430. George Norton, b. Jan. 26, 1857; was a farmer at Elburn, III.; 

m. June 6, 1878, at De Kalb, Ida May Berry, dau. of Lewis E. and 

Eliza Ann (Remington), b. May 23, i860, at Batavia, 111., and had: 

Ora Alvin, b. March 9, 1883, in Clay Co., Kan.; George Leland. b. 

Feb. 10, 1891, in Russell Co., Kan.; Anna Eliza, b. July 6, 1896, 

in Illinois. 
3430. Alvin Piatt (M. D.), b. Dec. 8, 1859; wasadruggist on Wharton avenue, 

Chicago, 111., in 1898; m. at Gilbert Station, 111., Emma James. 


LINUS DEWEY, son of Ebenezer 4th, b. March i, 1793, at Royalton, 

Vt. ; d. , 1875, ag. 82, in Oakland Co., Mich., where he was a farmer. 

m. Dec. 22, 1820, at Royalton, Vt., CLARINDA BELKNAP, who d. June 
29, 1878, ag. 79, in Oakland Co., Mich. 


3431. Mary, b. , 1821. 

3432. Martha, b. , 1823. 

3433. Maria, b. , 1825. 

3434. Harriet, b. , 1827. 

3435. Louisa, b. , 1829. 

3436. Emily, b. , 1831. 

3437. Lorenzo, b. , 1833. 

3438. Nancy, b. , 1835. 

3439. Jane, b. , 1837. 

528 Dewey Genealogy. 


JOHN KIMBALL DEWEY, son of Ebenezer 4th, b. Feb. 28, 1795, at 
Royalton, Vt. ; d. April 12, 1887, ag. 92; a farmer at Fourtowns, Mich.; a 
musician in Evans' company of New York in War of 1812; m. Dec. 22, 1820, 
at Royalton, Vt., HARRIET HUNT. 




b. , 1821. 



b. , 1823. 



b. , 1825. 



b. , 1828. 


Mary R. 

b. , 1831. 


Charles Ebenezer 

, b. , 1835; d. April 16. 1893, ag. 58, at Four- 


Mich. ; 

m. Nov. 3, 1862, Sarah Ann Culver, and had: Carrie 


b. Sept. 

21, 1869; George H., b. Jan. 16, 1875. 


ROSWELL DEWEY, son of Ebenezer 4th, b. Aug. 30, 180 1, at Royal- 
ton, Vt. ; d. March 3, 1883, at Northfield, Vt., where he settled March 9, 
1828; m. March 25, 1828, POLLY S. WHITNEY, dau. of Jonathan, b. Nov. 
21, 1801, at Tunbridge, Vt. ; d. May 29, 1845; he m. 2d, Oct. 31, 1851, 
CAROLINE REED, of Williamstown, Vt., who d. March 3, 1883. 

EIGHTH GENERATION - Born at Northfield, Vt. 

3451. George, b. March 23, 1829; m. 

3452. Roswell, 2d, b. March 24, 1833; began work on Central Vt. R. R., 

when a boy and became known as " Bub Dewey; " worked his way 
up, and now runs on trains 58 and 59; living at Northfield, Vt. 

3453. Mary, b. Oct. 10, 1841; m. Jan. 4, 1864, at Royalton, Vt., 

Jason N. Pinney, of same place. 

By Second Wife. 

3454. Eunice W., b. Feb. 15, 1854; m. , Henry Morse, of Newbury- 

port, Mass., and had Claude L., b. Oct. 20, 1876; and Bertha D., 
b. Feb. 26, 1878. 
Alice, b. April 3, 1861; d. Oct. 24, 1865. 


HARRISON DEWEY, Lieut., son of Ebenezer 4th, b. June 17, 1808, 
at Royalton, Vt. ; living at South Royalton. Vt., in September, 1898; m. 
March 30, 1837, MASILVIA GERRY, b. July 13, 1814; d. March 14, 1850, 
at Royalton; he m. 2d, Feb. 17, 1863, JULL\ B. BURNEY, b. Jan. i, 1842. 

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EIGHTH GENERATION— Born at Royalton. 

Ruth, b. Jan. 6, 1838; d. Feb. n, 1842. 

Charles, b. Sept. 25, 1839; d. Feb. 5, 1842. 

3463. Martha, b. Oct. 27, 1841 ;. living unm. at Worcester, Mass., 


3464. George, b. Dec. 5, 1843; d. March 2, 1862, at Fort Jefferson, 

Fla. ; a private in 7th N. H. Volunteers. 

3465. Charles, b. Jan. 15. 1846; d. Jan. 20, 18S7, at Enfield, N. H.; 

was a physician at E. Randolph and Stratford; m. Ida Babbitt; 
who was living at Lebanon, N. H., 1897. 
Marion, b. April 3, 1848; d. Jan. 6, 1866. 

By Second Wife. 

3467. Gertrude M., b. April 3, 1864; m. Jan. 17, 1892, William T. Ves- 

per, and lives at Royalton, Vt. 

3468. George Harrison, b. Jan. 17, 1870; is contractor for all kinds of mason 

work at South Royalton, Vt. ; m. Dec. 25, 1890, Hattie S. Slack. 

3469. Walter M., b. Jan. 4, 1872; m. Feb. 28, 1893, Sadie Spaulding, 

of Quechee, Vt., and has: i, Alice, b. April 2, 1893; 2, Harrison, 
b. May i, 1894; 3, Carrie, b. April 17, 1897, at So. Royalton, Vt. 

3470. Mabel B., b. Oct. 4, 1885. 


CALVIN DEWEY, son of Ebenezer 4th, b. Aug. 13, 1810, at Royalton, 
Vt. ; d. Jan. — , 1895, ag. 84; was a wood carver and mechanic; m. June 21. 
1837, at Mclndoes Falls, Vt., SARAH McNAB, dau. of Dr. John and 
Catharine (Hall), b. April 6, 1816, at Barnet, Vt. ; living, ag. 82, at 
Mclndoes, Vt. in 1898. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Barnet, Vt. 

3471. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Feb. 8, 1838; m. July 19, 1858, Freeman Bibby; 

living in , Colo., in 1897. 

3472. Henry Harrison, b. Nov. 23, 1843; m. 

3473. Juliette, b. Oct. 29, 1841. 

3474. Calvin, b. July 4, 1844; d. July 17, 1864, ag. 20, of typhoid 

fever, in David's Island Hospital, N. Y., on his way home from the 
war, having enlisted in the loth Vt. Reg. Volunteers, July 7, 1862. 
Lois Kimball, b. June 23, 1848; d. Cct. 20, 1849. 

3476. Emily Jerusha, b. May 18, 1850; unm. at Mclndoes Falls, Vt., in 

July, 1898. 

3477. George E., b. June 5, 1S54; m. Oct. 11, 1862, Mary Moran. 


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LEVI DEWEV, son of Apollos, b. Sept. 17, 1793, near Rutland, Vt. ; d. 
Jan. 14, 1875, ag. 81, at Waterford, Oakland Co., Mich.; lived near Buffalo, 

N. Y., 1822 to '30, then moved to Oakland Co., Mich.; m. , 1821, 

AMANDA BRACE, who d. Oct. 28, 1870, ag. 69, at Waterford, Mich. 






James B. 

Louisa J. 


3483. Julian, 

3484. Henry A., 


:; d. , 1825. 

i d. Nov. 30, 1873, ag. 

19, at Addison, 

b. Oct. 6, 1827. 
„. . ^ , b. May 22, 1830; d. Oct. 8, 1845. 

3485. Lemon Lorenzo, b. April 16, 1833, at Pontiac; m. 

3486. Harrison A., b. Sept. i, 1835. 

3487. Harriet M., b. Aug. 22, 1837. 

3488. Minerva A., b. Nov. 10, 1840. 

3489. Isaac H., b. Aug. i, 1845; m. Sept. 20, 1870, Mary Catharine 

Vantine, and had Lisle Orlando, b. Oct 8, 1871; Pearlie, b. Feb. 


APOLLOS DEWEY, 2d, son of Apollos, b. Sept. 20, 1795, at Rutland, 
Vt. ; d. Feb. 9, 1877, ag. 81, at Berrien Springs, Mich., of pneumonia; 
emigrated to Monroe Co., N. Y., with his father; was a soldier stationed at 
Fort Erie in 181 2, volunteered and went over into Canada; after his marriage 
he lived for a time in Erie Co., N. Y., but returned to Chili; in 1822 he 
moved to Bloomfield, Oakland Co., Mich., then a wilderness; in January, 
1839, he moved to Owosso, Shiwasse Co., Mich; he stood 5 feet 11 inches, 
weighed 180 lbs., had blue eyes, dark hair, and light completion; was a 
deacon in the M. E. Church for many years; m. Feb. 24, 1817, at Chili. 
Monroe Co., N. Y., ABIGAIL WETMORE, dau. of Capt. John and Mahi- 
table (Clark), b. July 3, 1790, at Middletown, Conn.; d. July 5, 1864, ag. 
74, at Owosso, Mich., of asthma; she stood 5 feet, weighed 120 lbs., had 
gray eyes, black hair, and dark complexion. Capt. John Wetmore was a 
soldier in the Revolutionary war, and for many years sailed the sea; he was 
b. Sept. 19, 1760, and d. in 1836, at N. Chili, N. Y. Mahitable Clark was b. 
Oct. 15, 1766, and d. Sept. 3, 1854, ag. 88, at Pontiac, Mich. 


3491. John Wetmore, b. June 3, i8i8, near Buffalo, Erie Co., N. Y. ; m. 
May 30, 1844, Fidelia S. Mather, dau. of John; she d. in childbirth, 

Branch of Josiah. 531 

June 27, 1845; the child d. soon; he m. Nov. 18, 1847, Mrs. Nancy 
M. (Curtis) Frink, dau. of Victor and Mary (Tucker) Curtis, b. Oct. 
12, 1818, at Madison, Madison Co., N. Y. ; he is, June, 1897, a 
farmer at Owosso, Mich.; has held town offices and member of 
Michigan Legislature in 1880; stands 5 ft 9 inches, weighs 160 lbs., 
has no children. 

3492. Thomas Dustin, b. Feb. 22, 1823, at Bloomfield, Mich.; moved to 

Owosso village, Mich., Nov. 9, 1840; m. April 10, 1849, Philena 
Simmon Gould, of Owosso, dau. of Amos and Philena, b. Sept. 23, 
1821, at Fleming, N. Y. ; d. March 13, 1886; he m. 2d, Nov. 2, 
1887, Elizabeth Cramer, dau. of William F. and Mary (Snyder), 
both b. in Germany; b. at Romeo, Mich., and has George Cramer, 
b. May 12, 1892. 

3493. Mary Esther, b. July 8, 1824, at Bloomfield, Mich.; m. Aug. 26, 

1845, Rev. Horace Hall, an M. E. pastor at Niles, Mich., where he 
d. March 14, 1884; their dau. Leora O.. b. April 10, 1848; she m. 
2d, Sept. 28, 1888, Henry Fraught, of Niles, Mich., where they 
live, 1897. 
3499. Nancy Baldv,-in, b. Jan. 5, 1834; m. Feb. 10, 1852, at Owosso, Mich., 
Charles Downing Nichols, son of Nathan B., from Rhode Island, 
and Thankful (Brown, from Vermont), b. Jan. 23, 1822, at Ithaca, 
N. Y. ; is a merchant at Berrien Springs, Mich., 1898, and had: i, 
Fremont Dewey, b. Sept. 22, 1853; a clerk in State Departmental 
Lansing, Mich.; m. Feb. 27, 1879, Mary E. Berber; 2. Charles A. 
(see portrait), b. Dec. i, 1858; graduated with degree of M. D. 
June 16, 1896, at the Kentucky School of Medicine, Louisville, Ky.; 
August I, 1896, was elected assistant to the chair of materia medica, 
therapeutics, genito-urinary and dermatology in the above school, 
which position he filled till June 16, 1897, then resigned and located 
in Urbana, Champaign Co., Illinois, in the practice of medicine and 
surgery; 3, Cora A., b. Oct. 6, 1864; m. June 3, 1883, Walter 
Kephat, a druggist at Lansing, Mich. ; 4, John D., b. Nov. 21, 1866; 
unm. ; a merchant at Petoskey, Mich. 


HOLDREDGE DEWEY, son of Rodolphus, b. March — , 1805, at 
Royalton, Vt. ; d. March 27, 1876, in New York city; there clerk in U. S. 
custom house during and after President Lincoln's administration; lived at 
Lockport, N. Y., in 1831; m. July 23, 1831, HARRIET KINNEY, dau. of 
Newcomb and Sally (Branch), b. Nov. 17, 1808, at Norwich, Conn.; d. Feb. 
17, 1832; he m. 2d, Oct. 23, 1837, CYNTHIA BRUNETTA GEER, of 
Kent, Conn., b. 1805, at New Preston, Conn.; d. about 1880. 

Dewev Genealogy. 


Harriet Newcomb, b. Aug. 8, 1840; d. Feb. 14, 1844. 

3499 Holdredge Newconib, b. , 1845, in Pacific Hotel, New York city; 

d. June 17, 1870, at Loveland, O., buried at Jamaica, Long Island, 
N. Y. ; was general freight agent at Cincinnati, O., for the Little 

Miami R. R. ; m. , 1866, at Jamaica, Mary Peterson, b. there 

and there living September, 1898, and had at Loveland, O. : i, 
Harriet Newcomb, b. May 11, 1867; m. June 2, 1897, at Jamaica, 
John Leech, son of Abraham Paul and Phebe Kissam (Duryea), b. 
Nov. 15, i860, at Brooklyn. N. Y. ; live at Jamaica; 2, Ella Hold- 
ridge, b. March 4, 1869. 


RODOLPHUS KINNEY DEWEY, son of Rodolphus, b. May 12, 1806, 
S. Royaiton, Yt. ; there d. May 19, 1864, of typhoid fever, where he was a 
farmer; m. Dec. 8, 1831, HANNAH MARSH PARCK, dau. Daniel and 
Wealthy, b. Sept. 13, 1803, at Royaiton, Vt. ; d. Jan. 25, 1864, ag. 60 years, 
at Chicopee Falls, Mass. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at S. Royalton. 

3501. Iris, b. Aug. 19, 1832; m. 

3502. Ann Dewey, b. .\ug. 17, 1834; d. , at Chicopee, Mass.; m. 

, Charles Stiles, of Chicopee, and had Arthur. 

3503. Mary, b. May 16, 1836; m. , Orin Abijah Burbank, of 

Royaiton, Vt., where they live (1898); have four children. 

3504. Charles Kinney, b. June 9, 1838; d. Feb. 7, 1865, of diphtheria, at 

New Orleans, La., in the Union army; he m. , Aurora L. 

Holton, of Chicopee Falls, Mass., dau. of Luther and Eunice, b. 
about 1840, at Jamaica, Vt. ; they had a dau. May, b. June 9, 1865; 

d. , 1883; she m. 2d; Feb. 11, 1878, at Springfield, Mass., 

Charles H. Taynton, son of Wm. and Thirzal (Wait), b. , 1837, 

in England; was a foundryman at Northampton, Mass. 

3506. Wealthy, b. .\pril 16, 1841 ; a music teacher at Hartford, Conn., 

in 1897; also has charge of the music department for Gallup &: 
Metzgers, at 201 Asylum st. 

3507. George Wright, b. March 25, 1842; m. 

3508. Henry Kirk, b. Jan. 18, 1846; living at Guthrie Center, la., in 

189S; m. Dec. 27, 1874, Rebecca Ellen Patterson, dau. of Richard 
J. and Mary Ann (Smith), b. May i, 1854, at Fairfield, la., and had: 
I, Nellie Leona, b. April 25, 1876; d. Aug. 31, 1878; 2, Anna 
Welthia, b. June 24, 1879; 3, Jessie Leona, b. Aug. 4, 1882; 4, Nina 
Kirk, b. April 4, 1885. 

Branch of Josiah. 533 


GEORGE WHITEFIELD DEWEY (see portrait), son of Rodolphus, 
b. Oct. 8, 1811, at Royalton, Vt. ; a farmer; went west in 1835; resided at 
Canton, Fulton Co., III., until 1853, since which time at Toulon, Stark Co., 
Ill; moved to town from his farm in 1882; was supervisor of township 
several years; still living, October, 1898, at Toulon, ag. 87; m. April 10, 
1838, at Canton, DIANTHA MARTIN WRIGHT, dau. of Royal and 
Diantha (Martin), b. Oct. 23, 1813, at Hanover, N. H. 


3511. Nathaniel Wright, b. Jan. 9, 1839; m. 

Helen, b. March 9; d. April 6, 1840. 

3513. Geo. Whitefield, 2d, b. July 20, 1841; m. 

Diana, b. Nov. 6, 1843; d. Sept. 22, 1844. 

Lathrop Curtis, b. Dec. 2; d. Dec. 3, 1844. 

Asher, b. Dec. 13, 1845; d. Sept. 7, 1847. 

3517. Willis Curtis, b. Dec. 20, 1847; m. 

Mary, b. July 28, 1849; d. May 4, 1856, at Toulon. 

Caroline Augusta, b. May 6, 1851; d. Feb. 10, 1854, at Toulon. 

Royal Rodolphus, b. Jan. 7, 1853; d. April 19, 1856, at Toulon. 

John Kinney, b. Jan. 10, 1855, at Toulon; d. there April 26, 


DAVID SEBRA DEWEY, son of David, b. March 25, 1797, at Royalton, 
Vt. ; d. Jan. 3, i860, at Brockport, N. Y. ; moved to Canandaigua, N. Y., 
with father; served three months under Capt. John Brown in War of 1812, 
for which his widow afterwards received a pension; was a scythemaker; kept 
a meat market; a stiff Democratic politician; lived at Chili, Rochester, and 
Brockport, N. Y. ; a large man, with great natural ability; dark hair and 
eyes; m. Dec. 26, 1816, at Saratoga, N. Y., AMY CRAWFORD, dau. of 
John and Parthenia (Lyon), b. May 31, 1798, at Saratoga; lived at East 
Dayton, O., in 1886. 


3521. David, b. Feb. 6, 1820, at Chili, N. Y. ; m. 

3522. Phebe Malvina, b. Dec. 17, 1821; living at Greenwood, 111., in Sept. 

1898; m. Sept. 9, 1838, at Brockport, Dr. William Benjamin 
Hart, and had: Henry Plummer, b. May 30, 1839; Elizabeth .^nn, 
b. Nov. 17, 1841; family moved to Woodstock, 111., where Mary A. 
was b. May 3, 1845; d. young; William Crawford, b. March 22, 1851; 
Charles Benjamin, b. March 2, 1856. 

3523. Mary, b. Oct. 5, 1823; d. unm. Feb. 18, 1S93, ag. 69. 

534 Dewey Genealogy. 

Born at Rochester. 
John C, b. Oct. 20, 1825; d. soon. 

3525. Elizabeth A., b. May 12, 1829; d. July 30, 1864, of dropsy; m. 1851, 

David Reid Bosson, b. March 12, 1829, at Dayton, O., and had: 
Annah Emily, b. May 4, 1852; d. Sept. 17, 1853; Jonathan C, b. 
March 29, 1854; d. March 21, 1868; George Wilbourn, b. April 12, 
1856; m. April 12, 1881, Mary F. Dow; Joseph VVm., b. April 17, 
1858; d. Aug. 12, 1859; Mary Elizabeth, b. Feb. 27, i860; d. Jan. 
18, 1873; Lucy Jane, b. Oct. 19, 1861; d. May 12, 1865; Charles 
Grant, b. Jan. 30, 1864; d. Sept. i, 1864. 

3526. Emily, b. March 8, 1833; lives unm. at Knightstown, Ind. 
Ira, b. July 24, 1835; d. 1836. 

Martha, b. Jan. 24, 1838; d. January, 1839. 


JUDY MANCHESTER DEWEY, dau. of David, b. Jan. 14, 1800, at 
Royalton, Vt. ; d. April 18, 1875; m. Sept. 18, 1818, at Saratoga, 
N. Y., GIDEON MUNGER, a farmer at Geneva, O. 


1. Ruth, b. , 1819; m. Sylvester Watkins, and d. at Geneva, O. ; 

left a son Russell in California, and a dau. Ella in Geneva, O. 

2. Calvin, b. , 1821; m. and went to California in '49. 

3. John D., b. , 1823; m. ; went to California in '49; living in 

McComb, 111. 

4. Elinor, b. , 1825; m. ^Vm. Arnold; he went to California in '49; 

d. at Geneva, O. 


EATON DEWEY, son of David, b. June 19, iSoi, at Royalton, Vt. ; d. 
March 4, 1850, of lung trouble, at Grand Rapids, Mich., where he was a 
carpenter and joiner; stood 6 ft. 3 inches, weighed 200 lbs., had blue eyes 

and dark hair; m. , 1826, at Rochester, N. Y., LYDIA WILBER, dau. 

of Joshua and Mary (McArthur), b. Nov. 15, 1797, at Saratoga, N. Y. ; d. 
Dec. 27, 1885, ag. 88, of old age, at Euglishville, Kent Co., Mich.; stood 5 
feet, weighed 120 lbs., had gray eyes, and dark hair. 


3531. Hiram W., b. July 20, 1827, at Lower Seneca, N. Y. ; m. 

3532. Vanrensaleur, b, Nov. 20, 1829; m. 

3533. Stephen H., b. June 3, 1833, at Henrietta, N. Y. ; m 
Joshua, b. , 1835; d. , 1838, at Waterford, Mich. 

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3535. Mary E., b. July 9, 1840, at Waterford ; m. Jan. 15, 1857, at 

Grand Rapids, Beverly B. Wood, b. Sept. 2, 1834, at Erie, Pa. 


JEHIAL DORMAN DEWEY, son of David, b. April 14, 1803, at Royal- 
ton, Vt. ; d. April 4, 1886, ag. 83 years; removed from Conneaut, O., in 
1844, settling at Shiawassee Co., Mich., returning to Conneaut at the end 
of a year on account of the prevalence of fever and ague, where he continued 
to reside until 1849, when he removed to Springfield, Pa. (about four miles 
east), and later to Pierpont, Ohio, where he bought a farm and lumbered for 
four years; in 1S55 he moved to Stephenson Co., 111., where, in September 
of that year, his wife died, leaving nine children, the oldest being married 
and living in Pennsylvania; he m. again and about two years later removed 
to Joliet, 111., where he was a mason contractor until Jan. 4, 1864, when he 
enlisted in Co. G, 64th 111. regt., and served nineteen months in The Army 
of Tennessee, being later transferred to Battery F, 2d U. S. artillery. Before 
moving to Michigan he had organized a rifle company under Ohio State laws 
and was captain of the same for several years. He was highly esteemed and 
had hosts of friends; he had blue eyes, dark hair and complexion, and 
weighed about 140 pounds; He separated from his last wife about 1870, 

and lived afterwards with his children; m. , at Rochester, N. Y., 

MARGARET ARKENBRACK; they separated in about a year, or after 
having a son, Jehiel, and J. D. Dewey went to Conneaut, O., and m. 2d, 

Mrs. LAUGHRY, a widow with a son and daughter, who are still living, 

1897; she d. in about a year after their marriage without any Dewey chil- 
dren; he m. 3d, Feb. 13, 1835, at Harperfield, O., TIRZA LANE, dau. of 

and Persus (Woodworth), and a cousin of Gen. Jim Lane, of Kansas; 

b. Jan. I, 1819, at Harperfield, O. ; d. Aug. 23, 1855, ag. 36, of fever, at 
Lena, 111. ; she had blue eyes, red hair, light complexion, weighed 152 pounds, 
was 5 ft. 2 inches high; he m. 4th, Mrs. ELIZABETH COMSTOCK, 
who had two sons and two daughters; one son, Ira Comstock, d. in the 
Union army. 


3541. Jehial, b. June 21, 1825; d. in California, about 1876 

By Third Wife. 

3542. Theresa Persus, b. Nov. 4, 1836; m. 

3543. Charles Carrol, b. March 27, 1839; d. Nov. 2, 1857. 

3544. William Henry, b. July 18, 1841; m. 

3545. Lewis Edward, b. May 10, 1843; m. 

3546. Lucius Edwin, b. May 10, 1843; d. Sept. 24, 1861, ag. 18, of measles, 

in the Union army, at Cape Gerardo, Mo. 

536 > Dewey Genealogy. 

3547. Eleanor Bird, b. Feb. 6, 1846; m. 

3548. Mary Elizabeth, b. Jan. 29, 1848, at Springfield, Pa.; m. 

3549. Martha Jane, b. Oct. 14, 1850, at Pierpont, O. ; m. 

3550. Frank Wildie, b. Nov. 4, 1852; d. June 8, 1871, ag. 18. 


JOHN HOLDRIDGE DEWEY, son of David, b. April 29, 1805; d. 
April 25, 1859, at Monroe, O. ; moved from Rochester, N. Y., to Pierpont, 
C, in 1850; ran a saw-mill and made oars; was also a cooper and butcher; 
m. Dec. II, 1828, CHARITY WILBER. 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Rochester. 

3551. Damarus, b. , 1830; m. Mr. Spaulding, of New York city. 

3552. Heman, b. Nov. 8, 1835; m. 

3553. Helen, b. , 1837; m. A. S. Francis, of Rochester, N. Y. 

3554. Roby George, b. Jan. 18, 1840, at Rochester; m. 

3555. Walter, b. , 1841; d. , at Monroe, O., where he 

operated a sash and blind factory; m. , Isadora Aldrich, of 

Pierpont, O., where she lives in June, 1898. 

3556. Alma, b. , 1843; m. David Franklin, who was shot to 

pieces in Co. E, 29th O. V. infantry; some years after the Civil War 
d. leaving several children. 

3557. Eugene, b. , 1846; served in U. S. navy during the Civil 

War; m. Elizabeth Douglas, and settled in Philadelphia, Pa., where 
he still lives, 1898, and has Martha, Jane, Walter, Albert, Charles, 
Lauretta, and three others. 

3558. Delamer, b. April 27, 1847; m. 

3559. Levant, b. , 1851, at Pierpont, O. ; m. in Illinois, and has 

a son living at Monroe, O. 

3560. Seabury Clinton, b. March 29, 1852, at Monroe, O. ; living on his farm 

near Vassar, Mich.; was locomotive engineer when only nineteen, 
then became a traveling salesman, in 1876, for Mosler, Bahman & 
Co. 's safes, and was general manager of their western business, 
located at Chicago, 1890; m. April 25, 1876, Ida D. Stephens, of 
Ithaca, Mich., and had Jennie Pearl (" Dolly "), b. April 5, 1882. 
(See their three portraits.) 


SARAH JANETTE DEWEY, dau of David, b. June 18, 1819, near 
Saratoga, N. Y. ; living September, 1898, at Pierpont, O. ; m. May 7, 1835, 
ALBERT A. NORTON, who d. at Pierpont, O., a blacksmith at Monroe 
and Pierpont. 




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EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Monroe. 

i^ Julia, b. -, 1836; d. ; m. , Oscar Caldwell ; settled at 

Kalamazoo, Mich., and had four or five children. 

2. Harlow, b. , 1838; d. ; a smith; m. Sarah Aldrich. 

3. Samuel E., b. , 1840; was a painter; entered the loth O. Vol. 

cavalry with the rank of ist lieut., promoted to captain, and com- 
manded the regiment at the Battle of Waverly, Ga., where he was 
mortally wounded, dying soon after; this was at the first start of 
" Sherman's March to the Sea." 

4. Emily, b. , 1842, at Pierpont; m. , Leslie Allen, a farmer 

at Conneaut, O. ; they have four boys. 

5. Rollin, b. , 1844; m. , and settled at Kalamazoo, Mich.; 

was a smith, and had several children. 

6. William, b. , 1846; m. , Pattie Vancamp; had Samuel and 

Herbert; she d. and he moved to Michigan; m. again and has two 

7. Eleanor, b. , 1848; d. May 28, 1885; m. , 1881, William 

' Sweet; no children. 

ARETHUSA HELENA DEWEY, dau. of Timothy, 2d, b. Dec. 8, 1814, 
at Albany, N. Y. ; living at 1437 Maine st., Quincy, 111., 1897; m. Aug. 22, 
1836, in New York city, ISAAC OGDEN WOODRUFF, son of Thomas 
Tyson and Mary (Ennis), b. May 15, 1813, in New York city; d. July 16, 
1870, at Quincy, 111., where he had settled in 1836. 


1. Mary Josephine, b. April 20, 1837; living at 4103 Langley ave., Chi- 

cago, 111., 1897; m. Aug. I, 1859, at Quincy, Ale.xander Edwin 
Wheat, b. April 19, 1833, at Venice, N. Y. ; d. Sept. 3, 1885; they 
had: one, child, d. at birth; 2, Effie Woodruff, b. Jan. 31, 1863; 
m. Sept. 15, 1883, J. Harry Hann; had three children; now live in 
Chicago; 3, Mary Brant, b. Oct. 3, 1865; 4, Edwin, b. Oct. 24, 1871; 
m. April 8, 1896, at Chicago, Mary Walters. 

2. Thomas Tyson, b. Jan. 7, 1839; living at La Junta, Col.; m. Nov. 

22, 1893, at Canton, 111., Sylvia W. Ingersoll, dau. of Henry T. and 
Evelyn (Dewey, No. 1831); they had two children die soon, and 
Thomas Tyson, b. Nov. 19, 1894, at Boston. 

3. Timothy Dewey, b. Oct. 27, 1840; lives at Quincy, 111.; m. Oct. i, 

1868, Frances Eugenia Godfrey, b. Nov. 4, 1846, at Bangor, Me.; 
they had: Carrie Godfrey, b. Feb. 18, 1870; Thomas Tyson, b. 

538 Dewev Genealogy. 

Aug. 27, 1872; William Dewe)% b. Dec. 13, 1873; m. Aug. 29, 1895, 
Zaida Verne Leslie, dau. of Charles B. and Harriet, b. May 16, 1879; 
Arethusa Helena, b. Aug. 20, 1875; d. June 18, 1880. 

4. Arethusa Helena, b. April 29, 1843; lives at 216 Park Place, Brooklyn, 

N. Y. ; m. Jan. 24, 1867, Thomas Lonsdale Learning, of Montreal, 
and had five children. 

5. Isaac Ogden, b. April 30, 1848; m. , Charlotte Coburn, who d. 

March, 1882; m. August, 1896, at New Haven, Conn., Mrs. Mary 
Higbee; living at New York city, 152 W. 78th St.; one child. 

6. James Ennis, b. Oct. 15, 1850; m. Dec. 3, 1891, at New York city. 

Bertha Casselbury; living at Redlands, Cal. ; two children. 

7. Theresa Dewey, b. July 6, 1852; living at home with her mother, in 


EVELINA AMELIA DEWEY, dau. of Stephen, b. Sept. 15, 1824, at 
Lewiston, 111.; living at Canton, 111., 1898; m. April 2, 1846, at Lewiston, 
HENRY FREDERIC INGERSOL, son of Henry and Mary (Whiton), b. 
Oct. 31, 1815, at Stockbridge, Mass.; d. Sept. 12, 1890, at Canton, 111. 


1. Charles Edward, b. July 3, 1849; m. Dec. 9, 1880, Alice Caroline 

Parlin, dau. of William and Caroline (Orendorff), b. Nov. 2, 1856, 
and has Winifred I., b. March 21, 1883; Wm. Parlin, b. Feb. 2, 1885; 
and Charles Dewey, b. Jan. 14, 1887. 

2. Ernest, b. Aug. 7, 1853; m. June 21, 1881, at Bay City, 

Mich., to Edith Munn, dau. of Thomas and Eliza (Williger); has 
Max Ingersol, b. March 12, 1883, at Port Huron, Mich. 

3. Wyllys King, b. Aug. 8, 1856; is a physician at 4008 Chestnut St., 

Philadelphia, Pa.; m. April 28, 1890, Kathrine Heberton, of Phila- 
delphia, b. Jan. 26, 1871; d. Feb. 28, 1897; they had Norman I., 
b. Nov. 21, 1892; d. soon; Howard Heberton, b. Jan. 26, 1894; and 
Kathrine H., b. Feb. 23, 1897. 

4. Eva, b. March 17, 1859; is with her brother. Dr. W. K. 


5. Sylvia Whiton, b. Oct. 1,1862; living at La Junta, Col, July, 1897; 

m. Nov. 22, 1893, Thomas Tyson Woodruff, then of Boston, and 
her second cousin, son of No. 1826; they had Thomas Tyson, b. 
Nov. 19, 1894, at Boston; Henry Ingersol, b. Feb. 6, 1896, at 
La Junta, Col.; d. soon; Wyllys Ingersol, b. Jan. 7, 1897; d. May 
23, 1897. 

Branch of Josiah. 539 


TIMOTHY DEWEY, Rev., son of Nathaniel 4th, b. , 1771, at East 

Hartford, Conn.; d. June 14, 1850, ag. 79, at Cazenovia, N. Y. ; moved to 
Madison county, N. Y., about 1800; located at Pompey Hollow, town of 
Cazenovia; taught school for a time in Pennsylvania; was a circuit preacher 
and physician; raised herbs and silk worms on his small farm; belonged to 
the Methodist Episcopal Church; became a circuit preacher, then presiding 
elder and physician, and as such introduced the Methodist doctrine into 
western Massachusetts and Vermont; one morning he was found dead on 
his knees beside his bed, having hit his head on a cupboard door the night 
before; he had dark hair and eyes, and was highly respected; m. about 1792, 
ANNE McGEE, b. 1771, d. Nov. 23, 1794, ag. 23, at East Hartford, Conn.; 
he m. 2d, about 1800, BEULAH ANNIS, b. 1775; d. Nov. 14, 1848, ag. 73, 
at Pompey Hollow, N. Y., having been an invalid with rheumatism for 
years; had blue eyes. 


3571. George Roberts, b. Jan. 25, 1794. 

By Second Wife. 

3572. Anna Diadama, b. Feb. 22, 1802. 

3573. Philander Seabury, b. March 22, 1803; was living at Dansville, la., 

in March, 1885; m. Barnes, and had a son, Myron, b. about 


3574. Franklin Jefferson, b. May 12, 1804; d. , 1852. 

3575. Armenius Philadelphus, b. Oct. 5, 1805; m. 

3576. Almira Melpomena, b. May 26, 1807; m. Cleveland. 

3577. Marcus Bonaparte, b. Dec. 8, 1808; m. 

3578. Pleiades Arastarcus, b. Oct. 18, 1810; m. 
Victor Millenius, b. ; d. soon. 

3579. Octavia Ammotjia, b. Sept. 30, 1812; m. Marcus Parsons, and 

was living in March, 1885. 

3580. Encyclopedia Britannica, b. Dec. 13, 1814; living unm. in September, 

1898, near Cazenovia. 


SAMUEL DEWEY, 4th, son of Samuel 3d, b. May 17, 1783, at Dalton, 
Mass.; d. Dec. 27, i85i, ag. 78, at Richmond, Mass., where he was a black- 
smith; m. , 1820, POLLY HALL, dau. of Nathan, a Revolutionary 

soldier, b. 1783; d. Dec. 29, 1840, ag. 57, at Richmond, Mass. 

540 Devvev Genealogv, 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Richmond, Mass. 

3581. Lucy Ann, b. Aug. 13, 1821 ; m. April 18, 1844, at Canaan, N. Y., 

Isaac Cook, son of Isaac and Priscilla, b. March 12, 1814, at Rich- 
mond, Mass.; lived at Oscaloosa, la., Cameron, Mo., and Walnut, 
Kan., in 1898; they had Wm. Allen, b. Feb. 18, 1855; now at 
Walnut, Kan.; Mary P., b. June 13, 1858; d. Sept. 25, 1859; Samuel 
Marion, b. June 13, 1858; now of Chapman, Kan.; Isaac Elmer, 
b. May 21, 1861; d. March 30, 1863. 

3582. Mary Elizabeth, b. June 10, 1824; m. 


WEALTHY DEWEY (see portrait), dau. of Samuel 3d, b. Sept. 6, 1786, 
at Dalton, Mass. ; d. Oct. 18, 1853, ag. 67, at Salt Lake City, Utah; m. Feb. 
24, 1818, PHINEAS RICHARDS, son of Joseph and Rhoda (Howe), of 

Hopkinton, Mass., b. , 1788; d. Nov. 25, 1874, ag. 86, at Salt Lake 

City; a carpenter and joiner; left his parents in Hopkinton, Middlesex 
county, in 181 1, for Berkshire county, where, in 1813, he enlisted in the 
Massachusetts militia, marched to Boston, and was soon promoted to the 
colonel's staff, with the rank of sergeant-major; in 1813, on receiving his 
discharge, he returned with his father and family to Berkshire, where, in 
1825, he was appointed coroner for the county, and held the office until 1843, 
when he removed to Nauvoo, 111., having previously embraced the peculiar 
faith of the Latter-day Saints, commonly called Mormons, and this while 
his children were in their most susceptible years. Subsequent events will 
account for the tenacity and zeal with which he and his connections have 
adhered to the new faith. On settling at Nauvoo, Mr. Richards was elected 
a member of the city council, one of the regents of the university and one 
of the bodyguard of the lieut. -general of the Nauvoo Legion. After the 
exile of the community and the institution of the provisional government of 
Deseret, he was chosen a senator, and when the territory of Utah was 
organized, he was elected a representative for three years, and, on the fourth 
year, chaplain of the house. During his stay in the East he preached the 
new faith and baptized quite a number in Connecticut, Massachusetts and 
New York, including his own family and many relatives. His wife was a 
devoutly pious woman, and she taught her children the way of the Lord to 
the best of her knowledge and belief, insomuch that His fear has never for- 
saken them, and the greatest pleasure has been to know that they have 
His help and approbation in all the work of their lives; her mortal life 
occurred during a period of hardships; moving from Richmond, Mass., to 
Nauvoo, 111., thence to Winter Quarters and to Utah, each requiring unusual 
fortitude, patience and holy zeal, to endure with the indomitable courage 
necessary to overcome and which she ever exhibited till the setting in of 
disease, which ended her days in 1853. 

Branch of Josiah. 541 

EIGHTH GENERATION — Born at Richmond. 

1. Abraham, 1). and d. Dec. 9, 1818. 

2. Moses, b. and d. Sept. 7, 1819. 

3. Betsey, b. and d. June 13, 1820. 

4. Franklin Dewey, b. April 2, 1821; m. 

5. George Spencer, b. Jan. 8, 1823; moved to Missouri in 1838, and was 

shot dead by a border ruffian, at Haun's Mill, Caldwell county. Mo., 
Oct. 30, 1838, and was buried in an excavation intended for a well, 
with a number of other victims of the massacre. 

6. Samuel Whitney, b. Aug. 9, 1824; m. 

7. Maria Wealthy, b. June 17, 1827; m. 

8. Joseph William, b. May 25, 1829; d. Nov. 19, 1846. 

9. Henry Phineas, b. Nov. 30, 1831; m. 

4. FRANKLIN DEWEY RICHARDS, Hon. (see portrait), son of 
Phineas and Wealthy (Dewey), b. April 2, 1821, at Richmond, Mass.; the 
fourth born and the oldest living of nine children; at ten years of age left 
home to make his own way in the world, walking ten miles to Pittsfield, 
where he worked for three years at hard labor; was an unusually bright 
scholar in Sunday School, and was tendered, but declined, a scholarship in 
one of New England's leading theological seminaries; in 1836 Joseph and 
Brigham Young held a series of meetings in Richmond, and left behind 
them, with the Richards family, a copy of the Book of Mormon, which 
Franklin studied with all the ardor of an enthusiast, reading and pondering 
over it by night and day; in the autumn of the same year two members of 
the Richards household went to Ohio as delegates of the family, and the 
following spring the young man's father also journeyed thither and embraced 
the Mormon faith, returning to Richmond in the fall of 1838, where he 
baptized the subject of this sketch in the waters of Mill Creek in his native 
town. Young Franklin at once abandoned his employment and started for 
Far West, Mo., and for a time found employment along the Missouri river. 
In May, 1839, he was ordained to the calling of a Seventy, and was appointed 
to a mission in northern Indiana; before he was twenty years of age he 
delivered, at Plymouth, Ind., a series of lectures which attracted much 
attention; was present at the laying of the corner-stone of the Mormon 
Temple, at Nauvoo, in April, 1841; was sick nigh unto death that summer 
at Laporte, Ind., and was nursed back to health and strength by the family 
of Isaac Snyder, whose daughter Jane the future apostle married a year 
later; dwelt with the Mormons at Nauvoo till 1844, in the meantime being 
ordained a High Priest, and then started with Brigham Young and others on 
a mission to England, but did not leave this country, and returned to 
Nauvoo and was appointed a scribe in the office of the Church Historian in 
1845. He worked as a carpenter and joiner on the Temple until the structure 

542 Dewey Genealogy. 

was completed and dedicated. With the exodus of his chosen church from 
Nauvoo he sent his wife and child to the Western Wilderness, and with his 
brother Samuel and several others set sail from New York for Liverpool on 
the 22d of September, 1846. Was soon after appointed to preside over the 
Church in Scotland. Though but twenty-five years old, young Richards was 
next appointed to succeed Apostle Hyde as president of the Mormon Church 
in the British Isles and editor of their official organ, the Millennial Star. He 
labored there till February, 1848, when he was appointed to conduct a party 
of converts to the United States. During these years of absence his fair 
little daughter had died, and when he returned in May, 1848, he found his 
faithful wife heartbroken, childless and alone. In July of that year the 
young elder headed a caravan of fifty wagons across the plains for Salt Lake 
Basin, and, after more than three months of privation, want and danger, 
entered the valley through Emigration Canyon. Selling his clothes to buy 
building material, the young mechanic and exhorter built for himself and 
family a rude hut, without roof or floor, and from this place two months later 
he was called to receive ordination to the holy apostleship. In October, 
1849, he once more started for England, and again became head of the 
Church there and editor of the official organ at Liverpool. Here he soon 
organized and developed a large number of publications connected with his 
religious work, while the regular labors of proselyting under his supervision 
brought many thousands of converts to his standard, and he sent three ship- 
loads of immigrants to Salt Lake City, via New York, Philadelphia, and 
Boston. He returned to America in 1852, and in December of that year 
entered the Territorial Legislative Assembly as a member; journeyed once 
more to England in 1854, this time his authority being extended " over all 
the British Isles and adjacent countries." When, two years later, he again 
returned to America, the occasion was considered one of unusual importance 
to all members of the Mormon Church in foreign lands. Was elected a 
member of the Utah Legislature and a Regent of the University of Deseret 
immediately on his arrival home in 1857, and was commissioned a brigadier- 
general of the Nauvoo Legion. 

From 1859 to 1866 the life of Franklin Dewey Richards was an active one, 
covering the entire field of ecclesiastical, political, legislative, military and 
educational work, besides directing large interests in agriculture and manu- 
facturing. Again, in 1866, Richards was sent abroad as head of the Mormon 
Church in foreign lands, remaining there till the fall of 1868. Was elected 
probate judge of Weber county, Utah, in 1869, and removed his residence 
to Ogden, where he established the Ogden Function, the first newspaper in 
that city; had much to do with building up schools and social improvement 
societies among the people. He was county judge for more than fourteen 
years, and it is said of him that in no instance have his decisions ever been 
reversed by a higher court. He continued a member of the Territorial 

Branch of Josiah. 543 

Legislature and Constitutional Convention, serving in all these positions 
without compensation. When the Edmunds law against polygamy went into 
effect Judge Richards became defendant in a suit in quo warranto, in which 
it was sought to remove him from office as county judge. The legal battle 
was a very sharp one, but Judge Richards held his office till the expiration 
of the term for which he had been elected by the people. In this contest the 
Judge had as counsel his two sons, Franklin L. and Charles C. Richards. 

To epitomize: Franklin Dewey Richards, as a boy and youth, was studi- 
ous, thoughtful and earnest; as a man, brave, self-reliant and faithful to 
his every obligation; as a judge, firm but merciful; as an apostle in the 
Church of Latter-day Saints, an enthusiastic and devoted follower of the 
doctrines he embraced in his young manhood; as a lawmaker, discriminating 
and sagacious, drawing from a well of thought and knowledge, wisdom and 
sagacity. Living in Salt Lake City in 1898. 

M. Dec. j8, 1842, JANE SNYDER (see portrait), dau. of Isaac and 
Lovisa (Comstock), b. Jan. 31, 1823, at Pamelia, now a part of Watertown, 
N. Y. ; living at Ogden, Utah, 1898; highly respected and honored by her 
people. In 1872 she was appointed president of a relief society, which has 
extended its branches into twenty-four towns and villages in Weber county, 
numbering now 1053 members. Besides faithfully performing their legiti- 
mate duties, by relieving the suffering of the indigent, the sick, the unfortu- 
nate, the dying, and preparations of the dead, these societies have made 
munificent donations to erect houses of public worship and literary institu- 
tions in the State. In October. 1888, she was chosen vice-president of the 
National Relief Society, which includes all the societies of Utah and sur- 
rounding States and Territories. In February, 1891, she was admitted a 
member of the National Council of Women, at Washington, D. C, and on 
the 25th of that month represented her society in the National Council, as 
having a membership of 25,000 persons (see pages 258-9-60, National Council 
of Women, published in 1891). She was appointed one of tne Lady Mana- 
gers for Utah, at the World's Exposition in 1893, at Chicago, and has been 
elected delegate to the Trans-Mississippi Exposition at Omaha in 1898. 


11. Wealthy Lovisa, b. Nov. 2, 1843, at Nauvoo, Hancock Co., 111.; d. 

Sept. 14, 1846. 

12. Isaac Phineas, b. and d. July 23, 1846, sixty miles west of Nau- 

voo, 111. 

13. Franklin Snyder, b. June 20, 1849, at Salt Lake City, Utah; m. 

14. Josephine, b, May 25, 1853; m. 

15. Lorenzo Maeser, b. Julys, 1857; m. 

16. Charles Comstock, b. Sept. 16, 1859; m. 

544 Dewey Genealogy. 

6. SAMUEL WHITNEY RICHARDS (see portrait), son of Phineas and 
Wealthy (Dewey) Richards, was b. in Richmond, Berkshire county, Mass., 
Aug. 9th, 1824. In youth he had the advantages of a common school educa- 
tion, laboring summers upon the farm, and sometimes traveling as a trader 
in several New England States. In 1843 he removed to Nauvoo, 111., and 
in 1846 visited the British Islands as an elder of the Mormon Church, where 
his labors were attended with great success, especially in Scotland. In 1848 
he returned to Missouri and in 1849 removed with his family to Utah. At 
the organization of the government of Great Salt Lake City he was elected 
one of the council, and took an active part in framing the ordinances of the 
city. In 185 1 he resumed his ministerial labors in England, and the year 
following became general shipping agent for the Latter-day Saints, many 
thousands of whom he forwarded to this country, having acquired the repu- 
tation of conducting the best shipping agency in the kingdom. In 1854 he 
was summoned under the Queen's seal to appear before the Committee of 
the House of Commons, on Emigrant Ships, consisting of fifteen members, 
John O'Connell, Esq., chairman, to give information, and offer suggestions 
for the improvement of the emigration laws of Great Britain; and his 
recommendations on several points were adopted and embodied in a new 
passenger act, passed about the same time with one of like character by the 
United States. At this time he edited and published a weekly periodical 
which had a vast circulation, and also two semi-monthly journals. France, 
Switzerland, and the British Isles constituted the field of his personal labors. 
In 1854 he returned to Salt Lake City, and was chosen Representative to the 
Territorial Legislature, and served three years. In 1856 he was admitted 
to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, and was elected a 
member of the convention for frammg a constitution for a State govern- 
ment, to accompany petitions to Congress for admission into the Union. 
He has for several years been a member of the Board of Regents of the 
Deseret University, and given considerable attention to the encouragement of 
education among the people. In 1857 he was commissioned by the Governor 
of the Territory brigade quartermaster and commissary, with the rank of 
lieut. -colonel of infantry. He served as City Councilor 1854-60, as Alderman 
1860-1, when he was chosen by the Legislative Assembly, Judge of Probate 
for Davis county, and soon after appointed by the Supreme Court, United 
States Commissioner. In 1857 he visited Great Britain, for the third time, 
as special agent to transact business out of the movements and 
designs of the general government, and returned in the spring of 1858. 
In May, 1864, he was commissioned colonel of Utah militia, and in February, 
1866, was re-elected Alderman of the Second Municipal Ward of Salt Lake 
City. In 1871-2 he filled a mission to his native State and other New Eng- 
land States; and in 1895-6-7 had charge of the Eastern States Mission of 
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which included the New 

SON OF 1842. 


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England States, New York State, all of the Canadas lying north of them, 
New Jersey, Long Island, and most of Pennsylvania. In this field and 
period of his labors he became acquainted with many of the leading men of 
the country, including editors, ministers, judges of the higher courts, pro- 
fessors of several of the universities and authors, which acquaintance was so 
mutually reciprocated as to be still preserved by grateful and sympathetic 
correspondence. He m. Jan. 29, 1846, at Nauvoo, MARY HASKIN 
PARKER, dau. of John and Ellen Parker, of Chaidgley, Lancashire, Eng- 
land; b. Sept. 8, 1825; d. June 3, i860, at Salt Lake City. 


17. Mary Amelia, b. April 22, 1849, in Missouri. 

18. Samuel Parker, b. Dec. 19, 1850, Salt Lake City. 

19. Sylvester Alonzo, b. Feb. 14, 1852; d. Oct. 21, 1852. 

20. lantUa Adelia, b. July 2, 1855; d. April 25, 1856. 

21. lanthus, b. Sept. 6, 1857, Salt Lake City. 

He m. 2d, MARY ANN PARKER, by whom he had ten children, eight 
of whom are still living in Utah. 

7. MARIA WEALTHY RICHARDS, dau. of Phineas and Wealthy 
(Dewey), b. June 17, 1827, at Richmond, Mass.; was president of a relief 
society in a ward of Salt Lake City for seven years, and corresponding secre- 
tary for the relief societies of Salt Lake county for twenty-five years. There 
are fifty societies in the county, including 2,565 members; m. Dec. 10, 1844, 
at Nauvoo, 111., WALTER ELI WILCOX, son of William and Huldah 
(Lucas), b. April 13, 1820, at Dorchester, Mass. 


22. Cynthia Maria, b. July 26, 1848, Council Bluffs, Iowa; m. Henry 

Arnold, Jan. i, 1869; mother of eleven children. 

23. William Wallace, b. Feb. 2, 1849, Council Bluffs; m. Nellie Part-