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, Ancestry.com (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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