Martin Dewey was a blacksmith, and in 1740 deeds to his brother, Jedediah Dewey, a joiner, of Westfield, his part (2 1 or 4 acres and 4 rods) of the homelot of their father, Jedediah Dewey, late of Westfield, deceased, with his part of the dwelling house and barn (91 x 4 rods); bounded south on Jedediah Dewey, east on (Elm) st., north on Abner Dewey, west on David Ashley; and be bought on the 23d of Sept., 1743, of Aaron Gunn, husbandman, for L90, 1 1 or 2 acres with a house in Westfield, formerly Daniel Gunn's; bounded south on Joseph Rood, east on David King, north on the highway, west on Aaron Gunn. With his wife Elizabeth, joined Westfield Church, May 9, 1742; was selectman at Westfield 1757-1758; appears on "a list of 151 men voluntarily inlisted to his Majesty's service for reinforcing the army destined for Crown Point, out of the Southern regiment in Hampshire county in 1755;" served 13 weeks in Capt. Benjamin Day's co. of Springfield, roll dated March 5, 1756; credited with 26 days service on an alarm in August, 1757, for relief of the garrison at Fort. Wm. Henry, in Capt. David Mosley's co.; he married his sister-in-law and moved "to the oblong," a core of unincorporated land south of Sheffield, Mass., to escape the penalty; having bought on the 12th of May, 1757, of Robert Watson, of Sheffield, one-eighteenth part of a grant of land called Shawanon purchase, west of Sheffield, Mass.
Source: Dewey Genealogy and Family History, Branch of Jedediah , Descendant of the Fourth Son of Thomas Dewey the Settler by Louis Marinus Dewey, Published: Westfield, Massachusetts 1898
↑ First-hand information as remembered by Barbara Dundas, Saturday, March 21, 2015. Replace this citation if there is another source.
"Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FC5F-DPK : 10 February 2018), Martin Dewey in entry for Christening of Martin Dewey, 16 May 1742, citing, WESTFIELD,HAMPDEN,MASSACHUSETTS; FHL microfilm 185,469.
"Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FHPM-QZJ : 9 February 2018), Martain Dewey in entry for Elisabeth Dewey, 12 Jul 1743; citing , WESTFIELD, HAMPDEN, MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 185,474.
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