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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.

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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."


■ 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.

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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.

Branch of Josiah.

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.


400 Dewev GenealogV

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.


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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.

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