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Zelotus Dewey (abt. 1785 - 1844)

Zelotus Dewey
Born about in Richmond, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 22 Mar 1802 in Dalton, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Deerfield, Oneida, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 8 Feb 2018
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Zelotus was born about August 1785. (See note below). He married Mahitable Roberts; he died Dec. 1843 age 58 years, 5 mo., 26 days. He may have been buried a month later as 31 Jan 1844 also is recorded at some sources as his DoD.

The children of Zelotus and Mehitable are (according to "History of Crawford County" cited below):

  1. Albert Dewey d.bef. 1911
  2. Leander Dewey ? - 1862
  3. Edward Dewey 11 Nov 1826 -1915; m.1st 4 Mar 1847 to Roxanna Coffin, Herkimer, NY; m.2nd Mar 1859 to Mary Smith of Huntley, Ill.
  4. Truman (d. 1911 at Buffalo NY)
  5. Maria, m. James O'Brien, Oneida County, NY; she d.bef 1911
  6. Mary, m. James Rawley, Chicago; she d.bef 1911
  7. Charles Milton Dewey 17 Jun 1833-1904(?). He m. in 1859 to Jane Rudd, daughter of Jacob Rudd and Abigail Cute. [1]

Zelotus and his brother Elias came from Massachusetts. They were the sons of Asaph Dewey and Phoebe Sacket.

Born 1785 (1786) DoB appears in some sources. Note that 1786 date is at odds with birth of his brother Dewey-1166 within 8 months. 1785 date is used here. See also "Sackets of America" where DoB is given "1758", likley a transposition typo. Location: Richmond, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.



  1. "Our County and Its People: A Descriptive Work on Oneida County, New York"edited by Daniel Elbridge Wager[1]
  • "History of Crawford County, Iowa: A Record of Settlement ..., Volume 2" , 1911, By F. W. Meyers; p. 289 re: Edward Dewey.
  • "Sackets of America" p. 156 [2]
  • Find-a-Grave [3]
  • RootsWeb, following the Sacket line, contains interesting life details of Zelotes Dewey, and confirms that his wife was born Mehitable Roberts. [4]


Children listed at Find-a-grave are not complete:

Leander (?-1862)
Edward (1820-1915)
Charles M. (1833-1908)

  • GED/tree from ancestory or familySearch in which most of sources did not transfer

Dewey/Brownell/Sage/Neare/Austin with commonality being HANOVER, NY at some point in time. Tree was well sourced within; something went wrong when moving into this wiki.

  • Please feel free to update or confirm data that was imported from with original town documents.

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Thanks David, agreed! I cleaned up the merged profile and added a note re: DoB which needs to be verified, in light of his brother's DoB the next year, allowing at least 9 months separation.
posted by Norm Davis III
Dewey-1378 and Dewey-2026 appear to represent the same person because: Same parents, nearly same dates
posted by David Wilson

Zelotus is 25 degrees from Ludwig Kraayenbrink, 14 degrees from Henry VIII of England and 23 degrees from Ferdinand von Zeppelin on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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