Jedediah Dewey Sr
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Jedediah Dewey Sr (bef. 1647 - 1718)

Jedediah Dewey Sr
Born before in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticutmap
Husband of — married 1667 in Windsor, Hartford, CT.map
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Died in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusettsmap
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Biography

Name: Jededia Dewey
Birth Date: 15 Dec 1647 apparently date of baptism
Birthplace: WINDSOR TWP,HARTFORD,CONNETICUT
Father's Name: Thomas Dewey
Mother's Name: Frances[1]

JEDEDIAH DEWEY, Ensign, son of Thomas the Settler, was b. Dec. 15, 1647, at Windsor, Conn.; d. May --, 1718, ag. 70, at Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts; m. at Farmington, Conn., and lived there a short time after. The lands at Windsor, belonging to him, were sold in his twenty-first year to John Grant and Lieut. Fyler.

In the same year he is mentioned at Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, which was then being settled under the direction of a committee appointed by the town of Springfield for that purpose, Captain John Pynchon being chairman. On page thirty-six of the Westfield Proprietors' Records we find the following, under date of Aug. 27, 1668: "There was granted by the Committee to Jedediah Dewey, fifteen or sixteen acres of land (viz.), the remainder of Weller's lot and a homelot."

About two years after (1670) he received a grant of "a homelot of six acres on the fort side," and it was probably then that he removed.

His account in John Pynchon's old book reads as follows:

"Jedidiah Duee, Dr.

No. 8, '69 To 8 yds Searge @ 7d, 4s--8d, Silk 8d, 4 doz But. 4s 6d, 05--00--06

4 yds dowlas @ 2s 4d, 00--09--04

05--09--10 Recd 1--19--10 Posted to H. Booke. Jed. Duee, Cr. By Goodin. Bascomb, 01--19--00 Discounted pr. Contra."

During the year 1672 "a saw and corn-mill" was erected on a brook then called Two Mile brook (which connects Southwick ponds with the Westfield river), by Thomas, Josiah, and Jedediah Dewey, and Joseph Whiting; they were "to give a twelfth part of the corn they powdered" and were "granted forty acres of land for the use of the mills."

It was not until after the quiet that succeeded the defeat and death of the Indian warrior King Philip, that the settlers began to move much from the "compact dwelling," that they then were ordered to form, and commenced to make grants "two miles without the meeting house;" in other words, outside the stockade which enclosed an area of about two miles in cicumference around their fort, which stood near the confluence of the Westfield and Little rivers; then in February, 1687, he, with other proprietors,

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received a grant of twenty acres "two miles without the meeting house;" served in the various town offices of the period; selectman in 1678, '86, '95, '97, '99; first mentioned as ensign in 1686; was made a freeman, Jan. 1, 1680, and joined the church Sept. 28 in same year; was a wheelwright and lived on east corner of Silver and South streets, at Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts

He was the only one of the sons of Thomas Dewey the Settler to make a will, which follows: (Will - Apr. 4, 1715) Jedediah Dewey, of Westfield, being of perfect mind and memory, thanks be God, considering ye mortality of my body and knowing yt it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament and principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto ye hands of God who gave it and my body to be buried with Christian burial at ye discretion of my friends, hoping that at ye resurrection I shall receive ye same again by ye almighty power of God. And concerning such worldly estates as God hath pleased to bless me with in this life, I give, Demiss and dispose of as follows:

Imprimis Item. I give to my son Jedediah ye house and lot where he now lives, there being about twelve or thirteen acres of the land and also my six acre lot at Mun's Meadow and also my four acre lot in ye Neck, bounded by ye land of John Sacket westerly.

Item. I give to my son Thomas ye lot which I bought of Mr. Cornish, being about ten or eleven acres and also my lot south of ye road as we go to Two Mile Brook. I give to Thomas all but five acres, which five acres Joseph is to have, running through ye ten acre lot and yt which I bought of Deacon Noble. Also I give to Thomas my three acre lot by Two Mile Brook near where ye mill was formerly.

Item. I give to my son Joseph my twelve acre lot in ye meadow lying and bounded by ye land of John Sacket easterly and also five acres of my land south of ye road against Daniel Bagg's houselot, also I have given him my black mare which he has already received and also about thirty acres of land lying by ye Squawfield, for which I have received about twenty pounds.

Item. I give to my son Daniel all yt land given to some of my sons by my honored Father Orton, lying in Farmington bounds, south of Hartford Road; my sons having given me right to dispose of it they having ye share at home of my land in Westfield; and also I give to Daniel twenty lbs. of my estate which he has already received.

My daughters which are by ye disposing hand of God deceased, have already had near thirty lbs. apiece of my estate; also give to their children surviving, forty shillings apiece six lbs. to my daughter Sarah's three children and ten lbs. to my daughter Margaret's five children. My daughter Hannah having received something considerable at her marriage as her sisters had, but being taken away by ye providence of God and her children both, I think it will not be expected that I should add anything further upon her account.

Item. I give to my other two daughters Mary and Abigail forty lbs. apiece out of my moveable estate.

Item. I give to my son James my seven acre lot bounded by ye land of David Ashley westerly. Item. I give to my son James my house and homestead where I now live and my two acre lot by ye meeting house and also my three acre lot in ye neck bounded by Pixley's land easterly; also I give to my son James eight acres of land by ye mountain at ye hinter end of it next to Daniel Bagg's marsh I give to James tools sufficient for his use about his trade and my black gun; the rest of my land in ye field and with out ye field I give to my four sons in Westfield to be equally divided amongst them the rest of my moveable estate I give to all my surviving children to be equally divided amongst them and I do constitute my sons Jedediah and James to be my executors of this my last will and testament, hereby ratifying this my last will and testament.

In witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 4th day of April, 1715. Signed, sealed and delivered by ye said Jedediah Dewey to be his last will and testament.

Witness:

David Ashley, Samll Taylor, Joseph Root.

We the subscribers being legates to ye estate of Our Honored Father Jedediah Dewey of Westfield, deceased, do unanimously agree that the within written will or form shall stand good and we do humbly desire the Judge of Probate to ratify and confirm the same.


Jedediah Dewey, [L. S.]

Joseph Dewey, [L. S.]

James Dewey, [L. S.]

Thomas Dewey, [L. S.]

Joseph Noble, [L. S.]

Daniel Bissell, [L. S.]

Daniel Bissell, Jr., [L. S.]

Margaret Bissell, [L. S.]


Hampshire, ss: --

May 25, 1718. Jedediah Dewey and James Dewey, two of ye persons aforesigning, appd before me, underwritten Judge of ye Probate of Wills, etc., for sd. County, and acknowledges ye aforesaid instrument to be their act and deed which I approve and allow of, provided all persons concerned consent to and acknowledge ye same.

Samuel Partridge.

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Ensign Jedediah Dewey 1 8 21 was baptized on 15 Dec 1647 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT 8 and died on 26 Jan 1726/27 in Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.

Documented events in his life were:

1. CR - Baptism; 15 Dec 1647; Windsor, Hartford Co., CT 8.

2. Inheritance Protected; 6 Jun 1650; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 26. It is Agreed and Concluded betwixt this Courte in the behalfe of the Children of Thomas Dewey and Geo: Phelps of Wyndsor that the whole of the land both meadow and vpland mentioned in the said Deweys Invento: amounting to the Sum of 75œ Shall bee sequestred for the Childre[ns] seuerall porcons so farr as it goes, and the remainder be[ing] 52œ, he Ingages himselfe to gi7e int to the Courte sufficie[nt] security for the payment thereof according to the will of the Courte. The howse and peece of land belonging to it valued at 40œ, the said Phelps Accepts vppon his wiues parte of the Estate.

3. VR - Birth of Child; 28 Mar 1672; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 32. Birth of Sarah, daughter of Jedediah & Sarah Dewey

4. VR - Birth of Child; 10 Jan 1673/74; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 32. Birth of Margaret, daughter of Jedediah & Sarah Dewey

5. Town Office; 12 Apr 1676; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 33. Jedediah Dewey being presented as Chosen Constable of Westfield Tooke his oath to discharge the said office in Westfield for the yeare ensueing.

6. VR - Birth of Child; 14 Jun 1676; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 32. Birth of Jedediah, son of Jedediah & Sarah Dewey

7. VR - Birth of Child; 9 Mar 1678/79; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 32. Birth of Daniel, son of Jedediah & Sarah Dewey

8. VR - Birth of Child; 29 Jun 1682; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 32. Birth of Thomas, son of Jedediah & Sarah Dewey

9. VR - Birth of Child; 10 May 1684; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 32. Birth of Joseph, son of Jedediah & Sarah Dewey

10. VR - Birth of Child; 14 Mar 1684/85; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 32. Birth of Hannah, daughter of Jedediah & Sarah Dewey

11. VR - Birth of Child; 1 Mar 1687/88; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 32. Birth of Mary, daughter of Jedediah & Sarah Dewey

12. VR - Birth of Child; 3 Apr 1692; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 32. Birth of James, son of Jedediah & Sarah Dewey

13. VR - Birth of Child; 17 Nov 1694; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 32. Birth of Abigail, daughter of Jedediah & Sarah Dewey

14. VR - Death of Spouse; 20 Nov 1711; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 32. Death of Sarah, wife of Jedediah Dewey.

15. VR - Death of Child; Jan 1757; Westfield, Hampden Co., MA 32. Death of Joseph, son of Jedediah Dewey and his wife, Sarah. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jdevlin/source_files/dewey.htm#i70

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Jedediah Dewey, Ensign, son of Thomas the Settler, was b- Dec. 15, 1647, at Windsor, Connecticut, d- May 1718, age 70 at Westfield, Mass. m- at Farmington, Connecticut, and lived there a short time after. The lands at Windsor, belonging to him, were sold in his twenty-first year to John Grand and Lieut. Fyler.

In the same year he is mentioned at Westfield, Mass., which was then being settled under the direction of a committee appointed by the town of Springfield for that purpose, Captain John Pynchon being chairman. On page thirty-sex of the West field Proprietor's Records we find the following, under date of Aug. 27, 1688: "There was granted by the Committee to Jedediah Dewey, Fifteen or sixteen acres of land (viz), the remainder of Weller's lot and homelot.

About two years after (1670) he received a grant of "a homelot of six acres on the fort side," and it was probably then that he removed.

During the year 1692, "a saw and corn-mill" was erected on a brook then called Two Mile brook (which connects Southwick ponds with the Westfield river), by Thomas, Josiah, and Jedediah Dewey, and Joseph Whiting; They were "to give a twelfth part of the corn they powdered" and were "granted forty acres of land for the use of the mills."

It was not until after the quiet that succeeded the defeat and death of the Indian warrior King Philip, that the settlers began to move much from the "compact dwellings" that they were ordered to form, and commenced to make grants" two miles without the meeting house; " in other words, outside the stockade which enclosed an area of about two miles in circumference and around their fort, which stood near the confluence of the Westfield and Little rivers; then in Feb., 1687, Jedediah, with other proprietors received a grant of twenty acres "two miles without the meeting house;" he served in various town offices of the period; selectman in 1678, 86, 95, 97, 99, and joined the church Sept. 28, 1680; first mentioned as ensign in 1686; was made a freeman Jan. 1, 1680, was a wheelwright and lived on east corner of Silver and South streets, at Westfield, Mass.

He was the only one of the sons of Thomas Dewey the Settler to make a will. (see above)

William Beardsley the first Beardslee in America in his will gave to his sonne Samuel the red cow I have now lent him. I find a similar gift in Jedediah's will to his son, Joseph, "I have given him my black mare which he has already received. The will was made Par. 4, 1715 and witnessed by David Ashley, Samuel Taylor, and Joseph Root.

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Ensign Jedediah Dewey, son of Thomas Dewey, was born December 15, 1647, in Windsor, Connecticut, died May, 1718, in Westfield, Massachusetts. The lands in Windsor belonging to him were sold in his twenty-first year, and that same year he is mentioned at Westfield, which was then being settled under the direction of a committee appointed by the town of Springfield for the purpose. On August 27, 1668, he was granted fifteen or sixteen acres of land, and about two years later, in 1670, he received another grant of six acres. At this time he probably moved. In 1672, he with his two brothers, Thomas and Josiah, with Joseph Whiting, erected a "saw and corn-mill" on a brook, then called Two Mile brook. They were granted forty acres of land for the use of the mills, and were to give to the town one-twelfth of the corn which they ground. During King Philip's war the settlers of Westfield remained most of the time inside the "Compact Dwelling," which they had been ordered to form for protection against the Indians, and it was not until 1687 that they began to receive grants of land and to build houses outside the two-mile limit thus enclosed. In February, 1687, Jedediah Dewey, with other proprietors, received a grant of twenty acres without the meeting house. He served in the various town offices of the period; selectman in 1678-86-95-97-99; mentioned as ensign in 1686; was made a freeman, January 1, 1680; joined the church, September 28, 1680. By trade he was a wheelwright. He was the only one of the sons of Thomas, the immigrant, to make a will, which was proved May 25, 1718. In it he mentioned sons Jedediah, Joseph, Daniel and James; the children of his daughters Sarah, Margaret, and Hannah, deceased; and daughters Mary and Abigail. He married, about 1670, Sarah, daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Pell) Orton. Thomas was probably the son of Thomas Orton, of Charlestown, Massachusetts. Sarah Orton was baptized August 22, 1652, at Windsor, and joined the Westfield church, March 24, 1680. She died at Westfield, November 20, 1711. Children, born at Westfield: Sarah, March 28, 1672; Margaret, January 10, 1674; Jedediah, mentioned below; Daniel, March 9, 1680; Thomas, June 29, 1682; Joseph, May 10, 1684; Hannah, March 14, 1686; Mary, March 1, 1689-90; James, April 3, 1692; Abigail, November 17, 1694.

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JEDEDIAH DEWEY (Thomas), b. Dec. 15, 1647, at Windsor, Conn., m., in 1671, Sarah Orton, of Farmington, Conn. After a short residence there they removed to Westfield, Mass., where he farmed, and died Jan. 26, 1717-18, and where his wife died, Nov. 20, 1711 (W. T. R.). He also was cornet of the town troop.

21 i. Sarah, b. March 28, 1672 (W. T. R.), m., Sept. 8, 1692, Col. John Ashley, b. June 27, 1669, third chi. of David and Hannah (Glover) Ashley. He d. April 17, 1759. Sarah d. May 30, 1708, having had eight chi. 22 ii. Margaret, b. Jan. 10, 1673 (W. T. R.), d. Nov. 27, 1712, having m., Oct. 27, 1692, Daniel Bissell, of Windsor, Conn., b. Sept. 29, 1663. They had five chi.

23 iii. Jedediah, b. June 14, 1676, m. Rebecca Williams. 24 iv. Daniel, b. March 9, 1679 (W. T. R.), a farmer at Farmington, Conn. 25 v. Thomas, b. June 29, 1682 (W. T. R.), m. Abigail Ashley. 26 vi. Joseph, b. May 10, 1684 (W. T. R.). 27 vii. Hannah, b. March 14, 1685 (W. T. R.). 28 viii. Mary, b. March 1, 1688 (W. T. R.), d. June 19, 1740. 29 ix. James, b. April 3, 1692 (W. T. R.), d. Aug. 28, 1767. 30 x. Abigail, b. Nov. 17, 1694 (W. T. R.).

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Jedediah Dewey Birth: Dec. 15, 1647 Windsor Hartford County Connecticut, USA Death: 1718 Westfield Hampden County Massachusetts, USA

Son of Thomas Dewey(1605-1648) & Frances Clark Randall(1611-1692) Husband of Sarah Orton(1652-1711)

Family links: Parents: Thomas Dewey (____ - 1648)

Spouse: Sarah Orton Dewey (1652 - 1711)*

Children: Jedediah Dewey (1676 - 1728)* Joseph Dewey (1684 - 1757)*

Buried in Old Burying Ground, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA[2]

Sources

  1. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch [1]; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
  2. Find A Grave Memorial# 18505913


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Dewey-701 and Dewey-84 appear to represent the same person because: Same name same dates
posted by Bob Tonsmeire
Dewey-701 and Dewey-84 appear to represent the same person because: These 2 profiles both represent the husband of Sarah Orton Dewey & their son, Jebediah. The profiles share the same date & place of birth.
Dewey-200 and Dewey-591 appear to represent the same person because: Jedidiah Dewey was my 9th-great-grandfather.
posted by Jeff Cheney

Jedediah is 11 degrees from Cecil B. DeMille, 19 degrees from Rosalie Neve and 10 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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