Sergeant Josiah Dewey

Male 1641 - 1732  (90 years)


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  • Name Josiah Dewey 
    Title Sergeant 
    Born 10 Oct 1641  Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 1675 
    King Philip's War
    Sargent of the Guard at Westfield, MA 
    Died 7 Sep 1732  Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Old Cemetery, Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The son of Thomas "The Settler" Dewey & his wife Frances, later the wife of George Phelps. Dewey married on 6 Nov 1662 at Northampton, MA to Hepzibah Lyman the daughter of Richard & Hepzibah Ford Lyman. The Deweys located at Northampton, MA about 1663 where Josiah learned the carpenter's trade and became a freeman in 1666. During King Philip's War he was a Sargent of the Guard at Westfield, MA.

      He was a Quaker and in his religious discovery he says; "When I was entred into a married state I saw myself now under former ingagemnts of attending heart-searching & hearing Mr. Mather on the hearts hardness assert that there was no plague like unto that, I was affrighted there at & soon after hearing Mr. Eliot (now of Gilford) on a lecture sermon was so awakened as to resolve no longer to delay but to fall to search my own heart. But I found it hard & difficult work to keep my mind to it & sometimes I found that my heart would slip from ye work almost as soon as I was at it. So that I could find little rest."

      He seems to have found that rest as he became a Deacon in the church at Westfield. In 1696 he moved to Lebanon, CT where he helped found the town, and where his name appears often in the early records.
    Person ID I14474  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew's Ancestor
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2020 

    Father Thomas Dewey,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1648, Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Frances Randall,   b. 1611, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1690, Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Family ID F6863  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hepzibah Lyman,   b. 1644, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1732, Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 6 Nov 1662  Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Experience Dewey,   b. 9 Apr 1682, Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1755, Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Family ID F4359  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Oct 1641 - Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Nov 1662 - Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Sep 1732 - Lebanon, New London Co., Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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