Paul Dewey

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Paul Dewey, son of Israel Dewey and Lydia Moseley, was born at Westfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, 6 March 1739.1 He died at Lenox, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 8 August 1827.1

Paul married (1) Susan Reed, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), in 1763;1 he married (2), as her 2nd husband, Hannah (Sabin) Crawford, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), in 1788.1

In 1790, his household was probably the one enumerated at Lenox, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, with 2 free white males over 16, 2 under 16, and 4 free white females.2

Paul was a farmer.

He appears as a private in Capt. Oliver Belding's co., Col. John Brown's regt., from 21 Sep to 14 Oct 1777, serving to the north. He was a sergeant in Capt. Joseph Raymond's co., Col. Israel Chapin's rgt., from 18 Oct 18 to 21 Nov 1777, raised to reinforce the Continental Army at Claverack. He was a private in Capt. Isaac Marsh's co., Col. Sear's Berkshire Co. regt., stationed at Fort Plain, under Brig-Gen Gates, from 21 July to 2 Nov 1781.1

Family 1

Susan Reed b. 1746, d. 26 Jul 1786
Children
  • Paul Dewey1 b. 4 Apr 1764, d. 17 Jun 1822
  • Dorothy Dewey1 b. 25 Dec 1766
  • Edmund Dewey1 b. 10 Oct 1768
  • Truman Dewey1 b. 25 Aug 1770
  • Robert Dewey1 b. 7 Aug 1772, d. 21 Dec 1857
  • Roswell Dewey1 b. 28 May 1774
  • Justin Dewey+1 b. abt. 1778, d. Aug 1857
  • Charles Dewey1 b. 1 Sep 1778
  • Nathaniel Dewey1 b. 9 Jun 1780
  • Betsey Dewey1 b. 1 Jul 1782
  • Susan Dewey1 b. 17 Jun 1784
  • Silas Dewey1 b. 20 Jul 1786

Family 2

Hannah (Sabin) Crawford d. 23 Jun 1839
Child
  • Amanda Dewey1 b. 29 Nov 1789

Citations

  1. [S507] Adelbert Milton Dewey, Louis Marinus Dewey, William T. Dewey, Orville C. Dewey and George Dewey, Life of George Dewey, Rear Admiral, U.S.N., and Dewey Family History, Illustrated (Westfield, Mass: Dewey Publishing, 1898), 884, further cited as Dewey, et al., Dewey Family.
  2. [S2161] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, 12 vols. (Washington D.C.: Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of the Census, 1907-1908), MA:29, further cited as Heads of Families, 1790.