Moses Dewey was born on November 10, 1718 in Lebanon, Connecticut. He was the youngest son of John Dewey and Mary Thomas. He married Mary English on May 12, 1744.
In the early 1760s, the family, along with Mary's siblings and their families, migrated to Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. Moses was granted 1000 acres of land on December 31, 1764. Moses and Mary had 8 children - the first six were born in Connecticut, and the last two in Cornwallis.
↑ White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002
↑ Eaton, Arthur Wentworth Hamilton, The History of Kings County, Nova Scotia, The Salem Press Company, 1910, pg 75 (Available at Archive.org and other online sources)
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Moses by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
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