Eleazer Dewey

26 June 1745–
Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Eleazer

When Eleazer Dewey was born on 26 June 1745, in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Jonathan Dewey, was 35 and his mother, Mary Collier, was 32. He married Elizabeth Porter on 20 April 1771, in Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Eleazer Dewey
1745–
Elizabeth Porter
1744–
Marriage: 20 April 1771

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 April 1771
Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Male1734–1805Male

    Hebzibah Dewey

    Female1736–Female

    Jonathan DEWEY

    Male1738–1739Male

    Huldah Dewey

    Female1740–Female

    Rachel Dewey

    Female1742–Female

+2 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 31

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 36

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1808

Age 63

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from the personal name Dewi, Welsh form of David .2 Anglicized form of a French Huguenot name of uncertain form and origin. Traditionally it is recorded as Douai, from a place in northern France, but it could also be from Old Norman French du we(z) ‘of the ford’, from a variant of standard French gué ‘ford’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Eleazer Dewey, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Elizur Dewey, "Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961"
  • Elizur Dewey, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

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