Colonel Hiram Shipman Dewey was born in 1829, the son of Chester Dewey and Mary TerBush. He married Harriet Elgiva Howe in 1854 as described in a tour article of the place they were married and had six children, two of whom were railroad men.
Clara Amelia Dewey (1855-1857)
Chester Howe Dewey (1857-1934)
Annie Laura Dewey (1860 -1950)
Frederick Halsey Dewey (1866-1941)
Nellie May Dewey (1873-1876)
Charles Edward Dewey (1875-1960).
He worked on various railroads in the East. He died in Jefferson City, Missouri in 1903
Some research is needed as to how he acquired the title of Colonel.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Hiram by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Hiram: