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Charles Dewey (1703 - 1782)

Charles Dewey
Born in Westfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial Americamap [uncertain]
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Husband of — married 30 Jan 1724 in Westfield, Massachusettsmap
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Died in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Oct 2017
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Captain Charles Dewey, son of David and Sarah Dewey, was born on July 18, 1703 at Westfield, Massachusetts; died July 5, 1782, age 78, at Hebron, Connecticut, where he had lived since about 1730, having then inherited the lands and mills of his uncle, Joseph Dewey. He joined Westfield Church on April 30, 1727; membership transferred to Hebron on October 30, 1743.

Charles Dewey was on a committee to decide the line between Hebron and Colchester in October, 1735. In May, 1740, the Connecticut Assembly did "establish and confirm Mr. Charles Dewey to be ensign of the South company, or trainband, in the town of Hebron, and order that he be commissioned accordingly." Before that he was a member of Captain Adijah Dewey's company at Westfield, and is credited with two weeks and one day's service on a muster role dated July 20, 1723; was made a lieutenant of Hebron company in October, 1748, and the next May a Captain.

Charles married Abigail Dewey on January 30, 1724 at Westfield, Massachusetts. She was born on January 28, 1704 at Westfield, daughter of Captain Adijah and Sarah (Root) Dewey; died March 4, 1786, age 82, at Hebron, Connecticut.

Charles and Abigail Dewey had nine children; Abigail, Ann, Silas, Joseph, Charles, Sarah, Mary, David and Aaron.


  • Un-sourced tree from or added by Don Sage-1513 as part of Gov. Thomas E. DEWEY/Brownell/Neare/James/Sage tree. Please add, merge, delete, correct, update as needed. 4/12/2018

Tree was well sourced in ancestory but somehow I goof and did not get the Sourcesto transfer with GED file.

  • Larry L. Krug, Bates-Dyson-Hatch Families (1983).
  • North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2016. Source Citation: Life of George Dewey, Rear Admiral, USA, and Dewey family history.

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Dewey-1515 and Dewey-1242 appear to represent the same person because: wife Abigail Dewey b 1/28/1701 d. 3/4/1786 same
posted by Jody (Krokstrom) Nave

Charles is 17 degrees from Alicia Taylor, 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England and 24 degrees from Rembrandt van Rijn on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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