Adijah (Capt.) d. Mar. 24, 1741 (1742 in Gregorian calendar)
"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."
Buried in Old Burying Ground, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
↑ Westfield, MA: Birth and Death Records. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org 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
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