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Moses Dewey (1718)

Moses Dewey
Born in Lebanon, New London, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half], [half], [half], [half] and
Husband of — married 12 May 1744 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] in Nova Scotiamap
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Moses Dewey was born on November 10, 1718 in Lebanon, Connecticut.[1] 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.[2] Moses and Mary had 8 children - the first six were born in Connecticut, and the last two in Cornwallis.[3]


  1. White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002
  2. Eaton, Arthur Wentworth Hamilton, The History of Kings County, Nova Scotia, The Salem Press Company, 1910, pg 75 (Available at and other online sources)
  3. ibid. Pg 629

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