Adijah Dewey
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Adijah Dewey (1666 - 1741)

Adijah Dewey
Born in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 13 Nov 1689 in Westfield, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Westfield, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Nov 2010
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Adijah's birth date appears to be 1665/6 as VRs appear for both. Death is 1741 according to sources, adopting that to remove discrepancy flags. It is possible it could be 1741/2 in dual dating format.

Name: Adijah Dewey
Christening Date: 11 Apr 1680
Father's Name: Thomas Dewy[1]

Adijah (Capt.) d. Mar. 24, 1741 (1742 in Gregorian calendar)[2]

"Captain Adijah Dewey, the son of Thomas Dewey, 2d, was born at Northampton, Massachusetts, March 5, 1666, and died March 24, 1742, in Westfield, at the age of seventy-six years. He was a very influential man of that locality, as is shown by various town records. He was a surveyor of the bridge at Millbrook, county surveyor in 1693, constable in 1697 and tithing man in 1702. He commanded a company of fifty men in Hampshire county, Massachusetts, and saw eight weeks' service, being ordered to the relief of Deerfield and other towns. From 1730 until 1740 he filled the office of selectman. He was married in 1688 to Sarah, a daughter of John and Mary (Ashley) Root, and his children were: Thomas, who was born January 9, 1691; Adijah, September 30, 1693; Sarah, March 17, 1696; Esther, January 20, 1698; Mary, September 18, 1701; Abigail, January 28, 1703; Bethiah, August 11, 1706; Ann, March 22, 1719; and Moses, January 6, 1715. All were married."[3]

Buried in Old Burying Ground, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 37524584: [2] [3]


  1. "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," index, FamilySearch [1]; citing , ; FHL microfilm 185,469.
  2. Westfield, MA: Birth and Death Records. (Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003), (Abstraction of original records, donated to NEHGS by Harold T. Dougherty. "Westfield Birth and Death Records as Obtained From the Files at City Hall, Westfield," donated 1937), p. 3488
  3. Source:
  • Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016)
Adijah DEWEY
Father Thomas Dewey
Mother Constance
Town Info Northampton
1666 Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States ::Birth
  • U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700
Adijah Dewey
Birth Year 1666
Marriage Date 1689 Marriage Place New England, USA
Death Year 1741
Spouse Sarah Dewey
  • Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
Adijah, Capt. DEWEY
Town Info Westfield
1741 Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Adijah (Capt.), d. Mar. 24, 1741 Death

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