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Josiah Dewey (1727 - 1808)

Josiah Dewey
Born in Lebanon, Connecticutmap
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[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 3 Jan 1759 in Canterbury, Connecticutmap
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Died in Feeding Hills, Massachusettsmap
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Dewey Gen #1251 (p 397, 410)

Resided Lebanon, CT moving to Canterbury, CT sometime prior to 1776 and from there to Cambridge, Washington Co., NY about 1780 and lastly to Feeding Hills, Hampton, Co., MA in 1795.


Appointed Lieutenant of 17th Company, 12th Conneticut Regiment in 1773.

Appointed Ensign of a company of veterans in Canterbury, CT in 1776 where he was listed as late as October 1779.

Per an DAR index, source for Revolutionary War service: HOADLY, PUB RECS OF THE STATE OF CT, 1776-1781, VOL 1, P 136; VOL 2, P 424.


  • Adelbert Milton Dewey, Life of George Dewey, Rear Admiral.., Westfield, MA: Dewey Pub. Co., 1898, p 397, 410
  • “Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 (The Barbour Collection),” NEHGS: Lebanon, p. 53, citing I:63: Josiah, s. Joseph & Abigail, b. May 24, 1727

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