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William Dewey (1746 - 1813)

William Dewey
Born in Lebanon, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, British Colonial Americamap
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Husband of — married 1768 [location unknown]
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Died in Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 26 Jun 2012
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WILLIAM DEWEY, son of Simeon, b. Jan. 11, 1746, at Lebanon, Conn.; d. June 10, 1813, ag. 67, at Hanover, N. H. ; was bound out to Joel Chamberlain, Dec. 31 , 1763, to learn the " Art, Trade or Mystery of a House and Shop Joiner;" the indenture is a printed blank filled in and wit- nessed by William Williams, the old town clerk of Lebanon, one of the sign- ers of the Declaration of Independence, and is carefully preserved by a grandson, Harry Hovey Dewey, of Sheffitld, 111.; settled at Hebron, Conn., until 1776, when he located on Connecticut river, four miles above Dart- mouth College, where he carried on farming and mechanical operations; served 21 days as corporal on Lexington Alarm, in 1775; m. 1768, REBECCA CARRIER, dau. of Andrew and Rebecca (Rockwell), of Colchester, Conn., b. March 19, 1747; d. July 6, 1837, aged 90, leaving 13 children, 57 grand- children, and 40 great grandchildren; ten of her children were at the funeral.


  • Dewey, Adelbert M., et. al., Life of George Dewey, Rear Admiral, U.S.N., and Dewey Family History, Westfield, Massachusetts: Dewey Publishing Company (1898), 404, 425, (Online Database).
  • Goodwin, John Samuel, comp., The Goodwins of Kittery, York County, Maine, Chicago: Orrin Sheller Goodwin, Printer and Publisher (1898), 41, Hathi Trust Digital Library.
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Dewey-2018 and Dewey-315 do not represent the same person because: I'm rejecting the merge for the time being - these could be brothers with the same name. I've worked on many Dutch families who usually named the next child the same name as a recently deceased one.
posted by Carroll Woods

Rejected matches › William Dewey (1742-1744)

William is 17 degrees from Alicia Taylor, 13 degrees from Henry VIII of England and 26 degrees from Rembrandt van Rijn on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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