Israel DEWEY

Male 1713 - 1773  (60 years)


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  • Name Israel DEWEY  [1
    • He was a farmer and miller, and "a man of consequence in the town" of Sheffield, Mass., where he died.

      He was authorized by vote of the town, about 176, to build a grist-mill and saw-mill on the falls of the Housatonic (in the present village of Gr. Barrington) and land and water-power were granted to him for the purpose, "so long as he should maintain his mills for the accommodation of the public." He built the mills and kept them running for many years He is said to have had quite a spirited and ably conducted correspondence with the Rev. Dr. Samuel Hopkins, at that time of Gr. Barrington, and afterwards of Newport, H.I., on some doctrinal points of difference between them. The originals of their extended and voluminous correspondence were preserved until within a recent period, but are now lost or destroyed. From Israel Dewey the Gr. Barrington and Lenox Deweys are descended. [1]
    Born 3 Mar 1712/13  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 May 1773  Sheffield, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I63380  Main Tree
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2015 

    Father Thomas DEWEY,   b. 29 Jun 1682,   d. 15 Mar 1758  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Abigail ASHLEY,   d. 20 Dec 1747 
    Married 7 Nov 1706  [2
    Family ID F1640  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia MOSELY,   b. 19 Feb 1715/16,   d. 19 Jun 1787  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 19 Sep 1734  [1
    Children 
    +1. Israel DEWEY, Jr.,   b. 21 Jun 1735,   d. 20 Aug 1796, Castleton, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F1607  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S7283] The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 1875 Vol. 006 No. 3 July.

    2. [S7289] The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 1875 Vol. 006 No. 2 April.