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David Dewey (1721 - abt. 1790)

David Dewey
Born in Stonington, New London, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of and
Husband of — married 28 Sep 1741 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut,map
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Died about [location unknown]
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David, son of Jabez Dewey and Deborah York, was born January 3, 1720/1 in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut. [1] He married Deborah Tracy on September 28, 1741 in Stonington.[2]

Despite his age, David was apparently a veteran in the Revolutionary War, and one of his descendants applied for membership in the U. S. Sons of the American Revolution. [3] The application included the following: "Record of Conn. men in Revolution, pp. 473. 18th Reg’t of militia at New York in 1776, Conn. State troops. David Dewey in Lieut. Joel Hays Co. arrived New York aug. 22, discharged 9-25-1776. Conn. militia Reg’t. 1777. Pp. 509. David Dewey drafted 8-25-1777. Discharged 11-1-1777. Co. Jonathan Latimers Reg’t." His service is verified.[4]


  1. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch ( : 3 December 2014), Jabez Dewey in entry for David Dewey, 03 Jan 1720; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
  2. Brown, Carolyn, Transcriptionist, Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, Vital Records from Barbour, 1668-1852 ( [online database, accessed *]) D-E: Dewey.
  3. U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls. Volume 122.
  4. Compiled by the General Assembly under the direction of the Adjutants-General, Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the I. War of the Revolution II. War of 1812 III. Mexican War (Hartford, Conn.; The Case, Lockwood, and Brainard Company, Printers and Binders; 1889), pages 473 and 509; accessed Internet Archive ( accessed online Nov 26, 2016).


TO DO LIST: Add profiles for children, add 1790 Census that shows Deborah as Head of Household, implying that David died before. Son David also Revolutionary War veteran, see in same appliction as dad David.


Thank you to Jackie Overland for creating WikiTree profile Dewey-367 through the import of Munn-Overland Family.ged on Apr 15, 2013.

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