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Azariah Dewey (1722 - 1760)

Azariah Dewey
Born in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusettsmap
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Husband of — married 10 Aug 1744 in Sheffield, Berkshire MAmap
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Died in Dracut, Middlesex, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Nov 2010 | Last significant change: 24 Jun 2020
11:13: Jennifer Lapham edited the Biography for Azariah Dewey (1722-1760). (added mother's name to bio) [Thank Jennifer for this]
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Azariah Dewey, son of Thomas & Abigail (Williams) Dewey was born 12 Aug 1722 at Westfield Massachusetts. He died 29 Dec 1760. He married Priscilla Austin 10 Aug 1744. There are seven children listed:

  1. Bethiah, born 15 Oct 1746; married Joshua Root, 3d, born 5 Dec 1741.
  2. Abigail, born 27 Dec 1748; married __?__Preston.
  3. Thomas, born 3 Feb 1751; died 18 Nov 1757.
  4. Lydia, born 12 Jan 1753.
  5. Delight, born 29 Nov 1754; married 8 March 1772, at Westfield, Abijah Barker,
  6. Naomi, born 4 Feb 1756; married John Pier, son of Thomas and Rachel (Tremain) Pier, born 30 May 1752, at Sheffield, Massachusetts where he lived until he moved to Pierstown, near Cooperstown, New York
  7. Ann, born 28 May 1760; married Levi Pier, son of Thomas and Rachel (Tremain) Pier, born 3 June 1754; moved about 1790 to Pierstown, near Cooperstown, New York[1]

Azariah Dewey married Pressilla Austin 10 Aug 1744 at Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts[2]

Presilla Austin married Azariah Dewey 10 Aug 1744, the son of Thomas Dewey and Abigail. Azariah was born 12 Aug 1722 and died 29 Dec 1760. They had eight children:

  1. Bethia Dewey, born15 Oct 1746, died Oxford, New York 1825;married Joshua Root, died Oxford 1809
  2. Abigail Dewey, born 27 Dec 1748, married Isaac Preston
  3. Thomas Dewey, born 3 Feb 1751, died 18 Nov 1767 Great Barrington.
  4. Lydia Dewey, born 12 Jan 1753, marr Thomas Ingersol
  5. Delight Dewey, born 29 Dec 1754, married Abijah Barker
  6. Naomi Dewey, born 4 Feb 1756, married John Pier
  7. Ann Dewey, born 28 Apr 1760, married Levi Pier
  8. son, stillborn 5 Sep 1761 Tyringham MA[3] This source does not identify Priscilla's parents.


  1. "Life of George Dewey, Rear Admiral, U.S.N.; and Dewey family history. " Adelbert Dewey,Dewey Publishing Company Westfield Massachusetts, 1898; pg 257
  2. "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 July 2016), Azariah Dewey and Pressilla Austin, 10 Aug 1744; citing Marriage, Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 250,248.
  3. "Edith Austin Moore’s Miscellaneous Austin Records – Vol. 3, pg 22" Copyright 2005 by Austin Families Association of America This document was transcribed from Edith Austin Moore’s original research notes. It is maintained by the Austin Families Association of America. NB afaoa is no longer available without registration/membership. Originally it stated "Genealogy Content Copyright 2017 Austin Families Association of America (Genealogy may be freely distributed, but not sold in any form for profit.)"


  • This person was created through the import of Family.ged on 28 November 2010.

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There are at least five Priscilla Austins , mothers and daughters in New England between the 1690's and 1720's. I have ruled out some of them: Priscilla Austin-6226, who married Kendall Parker in 1757, I believe is the daughter of Daniel and Priscilla (Stevens) Austin. Note that Azariah died in 1760.

Priscilla Weathers-2 married John Austin, son of Edward. I don't know if they had a daughter Priscilla or not but it wouldn't surprise me.

I have a copy of the family record of John Austin of Easton MA. He and his wife 'Prisila' had a daughter 'Prisila' on 23 January 1725/6. The next entry records the death of Mrs Austin on the 31st of January 1725/6. This is the Priscilla I think was Azariah's wife. All of these have been mixed together in the genealogies available online.

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