Justin Dewey

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Justin Dewey, son of Paul Dewey and Susan Reed, was born at Massachusetts, 1 September 1778.1,2,3 He died of heart failure at Inlet, Lee Co., Illinois, 29 August 1857, age 78 yrs, 11 mos, 29 dys.4,2

Justin married Desire Miller, daughter of Pliny Miller and Desire Hillyer, at Rensselaer Co., New York, say 1799.4,5,3

Justin moved to Groome Co., New York. In 1828 he moved to Delaware Co., Ohio. Then in 1833, he settled at Troy Grove, La Salle Co., Illinois. He was a carpenter and farmer by trade and had blue eyes.4


Desire Miller b. 18 Mar 1776, d. 14 Nov 1853
  • Nathaniel Hillyer Dewey6 b. 19 May 1800, d. 21 Feb 1836
  • Daniel Miller Dewey6 b. 7 Nov 1802
  • Corydon Reed Dewey6 b. 16 Sep 1804
  • Julia Dewey+7 b. 5 Nov 1806, d. 19 Jul 1883
  • Matilda Dewey6 b. 27 Sep 1809
  • Pliney Dewey6 b. 10 Sep 1811
  • Caroline Myra Dewey6 b. 13 Jun 1813
This person was last edited on9 Jan 2020


  1. [S457] Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Census [on-line database and images] (http://www.ancestry.com), Meriden Township, LaSalle Co., Illinois, population schedule, sheet #283, dwelling #1572, family #1624, Justin Dewey household, age 72, born in Massachusetts, a farmer; original data: NARA micropublication M432, Seventh Census of the United States, 1009 rolls, roll #115.
  2. [S1546] Debra Richards Troxell, Find A Grave memorial #36881871, added 8 May 2009, online http://www.findagrave.com, accessed Sep 2019, further cited as Find A Grave.
  3. [S2237] History of La Salle County, Illinois: together with sketches of its cities, villages and towns, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens : also a condensed History of Illinois, embodying accounts of prehistoric races, aborigines, Winnebago and Black Hawk wars, and a brief review of its civil and political history, two vols. (Chicago, Illinois: Inter-State Publishing, 1886), 2:641, further cited as History of La Salle County.
  4. [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), 917, further cited as Dewey, et al., Dewey Family.
  5. [S457] 1850 United States Census, Meriden Township, LaSalle Co., Illinois, pop. sch., sheet 283, dwelling 1572, family 1624, Justin Dewey hshld., age 74, born in Connecticut.
  6. [S507] Dewey, et al., Dewey Family, 918.
  7. [S103] U. J. Hoffman, History of La Salle County, Illinois Together with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Prominent and Leading Citizens and Illustrious Dead (Chicago: S. J. Clarke, 1906), further cited as Hoffman, La Salle Co. History.