Paul Dewey

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Paul Dewey, son of Israel Dewey and Lydia Moseley, was born at Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, 6 March 1739.1 He died 8 August 1827, age 88.1 Both he and his 1st wife were buried at Church on the Hill Cemetery, Lennox, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.2

Paul married (1) Susan Reed in 1763;1 he married (2), as her 2nd husband, Hannah (Sabin) Crawford in 1788. The ancestries of both women are unknown (or not traced here).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.3

Paul was a farmer and served in the revolutionary war:
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 regt., from 18 Oct 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.

The first period of service does not appear in Mass. Soldiers & Sailors.1,4

Family 1

Susan Reed b. 1746, d. 26 Jul 1786
  • 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
  • Charles Dewey1 b. 4 Apr 1776
  • Justin Dewey+1 b. 1 Sep 1778, d. 29 Aug 1857
  • 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
  • Amanda Dewey1 b. 29 Nov 1789
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  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. [S1546] Superkentman, Find A Grave memorial #17673984, added 24 Jan 2007, online, accessed Sep 2019, further cited as Find A Grave.
  3. [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.
  4. [S1534] Secretary of the Commonwealth, Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War: A Compilation From the Archives (17 vols., Boston, Massachusetts: Wright & Potter Printing, 1896-1908), 4:713, further cited as Mass. Soldiers and Sailors.