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Hannah (Dewey) Breed

Hannah Breed formerly Dewey
Born [date unknown] [location unknown]
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 5 Jul 1752 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 7 Jul 2015
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Disputed Origins

The Hannah Dewey that was baptized in Lebanon Township, New London, Connecticut on 14 May 1723 is not this Hannah. That Hannah was born to William Dewey and Mercy Saxton and on 22 Dec 1742 she married Silas Phelps and had several children with him. [1] [2] Silas didn't die until 1816 so it is unlikely that his wife Hannah would have married Allen Breed.

Colonial Families of the United States: William Dewey

The Hannah Dewey that married Silas Phelps died on 24 Oct 1785 and her tombstone, shown on Find A Grave, clearly shows her as a wife to Silas Phelps. [3]

Research to determine this Hannah's vital records is warranted. Most genealogies ("The Breed Family Association" and "History of the town of Stonington", both used as sources on this profile) do not list any vital records for Hannah.


  1. Dewey, Louis Marinus, complier, "Life of George Dewey, Rear Admiral, U S N , and Dewey Family History," Dewey Publishing Company, Westfield, MASS: 1898. Page 396, 405.
  2. Mackenzie, George Norbury, and Nelson Osgood Rhoades, editors. Colonial Families of the United States of America: in Which is Given the History, Genealogy and Armorial Bearings of Colonial Families Who Settled in the American Colonies From the Time of the Settlement of Jamestown, 13th May, 1607, to the Battle of Lexington, 19th April, 1775. 7 volumes. 1912. Page 231. Reprinted, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1966, 1995.
  3. Find A Grave, database and images (accessed 25 June 2019), memorial page for Hannah Dewey Phelps (14 May 1723–24 Oct 1785), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46157631, citing Old Cemetery, Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by John Beckstein (contributor 46939506) .
  • History of the town of Stonington, county of New London, Connecticut, from its first settlement in 1649 to 1900 by Wheeler, Richard Anson. Book published 1900 and digitized by Google from the library of the University of Virginia Publisher New London, Conn., Press of the Day .787 pp.; p. 245, no. 13:

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