Zebediah Dewey was born in Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts Bay, Mass on October 8,1727.
Capt. Zebadiah Dewey was a veteran of the Revolutionary War with Col. Gideon Warren's Vermont Militia, Company D, 15th regiment, in action in "the alarm at Castleton", Oct 21,1781, under orders from Lt Col Clark. His son, Azariah served under him in the Revolutionary War. Zebadiah commanded a company at the Battle of Hubbardtown, where he gained the rank of Major. He retired with the rank of Major. The Revolutionary War (1775-1783), American War of Independence, was the result of the American Revolution over the Stamp Act of 1765 imposed by the Parliament of Great Britain insisting it had the right to tax colonists, which led to the Boston Tea Party.
Capt. Zebadiah served for both Massachusetts and Vermont. 
A Pay Roll of Capt. Zebediah's Dewey's Company of Militia for service done the state in Oct. last, 1780. "Obadiah Winter."
Joseph Joslin, Barnes Frisbie and Frederick Ruggles, A history of the town of Poultney, Vermont: from its settlement to the year 1875, with family and biographical sketches and incidents (Google eBook), 1875, 24: one of the early settlers in Poultney, after April 1771.
??, 32: at town meeting, 11 Mar 1777, he was named a member of a Committee of Safety.
??, 36, 37, 38: Mrs. Zebediah Dewey, with others, fled to Pownal, where she directly asked the tavern keeper if he was Whig or Tory. She said, "I am Captain of this company, and wish an answer; if you are a Tory, we shall go on; if not, we will remain."
??, 42: 4 Oct 1781 tax list, Poultney.
??, 49: settled in Hampshire Hollow before 1790 census.
??, 246-249: "the first man of the name who settled in Poultney. He was born in Barrington, Mass., in 1726, and died in Poultney, October 28, 1804, aged 78 years. His first wife was the widow of Solomon Jackson, by whom he had one son?Thomas. The widow had one daughter, who was married to one Jacob Catlin. After the decease of his first wife, Mr. Dwey married Beulah Stearns, of Mendon, Mass. They resided with his mother, Abigal [sic] Dewey, in Tyrington, Mass., until most of their nine children were born. In 1772 or '73, they moved to Poultney...." They had ten children: Thomas, Zebadiah, Beulah, Charlotte, Anna, Artemisia, Azariah, Jonathan, Keziah, and David.
The State of Vermont, Rolls of the Soldiers in the Revolutionary War, 1775 to 1783, Published by Authority of the Legislature, Compiled and Edited by John E. Goodrich, A Member of the Vermont Historical Society, Rutland, Vermont: The Tuttle Company, 1904, 236: A Pay Roll of Capt. Zebediah's Dewey's Company of Militia for service done the state in Oct. last, 1780.
Zadock Thompson, History of Vermont: natural, civil, and statistical, in three ..., Parts 1-3, 116: the town of Milton was chartered 8 Jun 1763; settlement commenced 15 Feb 1782. The early settlers included Wm. Irish, Leonard Owen, Amos Mansfield, Absalom Taylor, Thomas Dewey, Gideon Hoxsie, Zebadiah Dewey, Enoch and Elisha Ashley.
William Richard Cutter, ed., New England families, genealogical and memorial: a record of the ..., Volume 1, (Googlebooks) 477: this biography gives his deates, children, parents, and siblings. Zebadiah married #1 the widow of Solomon Jackson.
↑Birth 1727-FamilySearch Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001, database with images, Family Search, Abigail Dewey in entry for Zebediah Dewey, 08 Oct 1727; citing Birth, Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, US, town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 250,248
↑ The State of Vermont, Rolls of the Soldiers in the Revolutionary War, 1775 to 1783, Published by Authority of the Legislature, Compiled and Edited by John E. Goodrich, A Member of the Vermont Historical Society, Rutland, Vermont: The Tuttle Company, 1904, 236
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