Lemuel Dewey

October 1804–9 March 1858 (Age 53)
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Lemuel

When Lemuel Dewey was born in October 1804, in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Medad Dewey, was 43 and his mother, Tryphena Roberts, was 35. He married Lodicea Eddy about 1829. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Boonville, Boonville, Oneida, New York, United States in 1855. He died on 9 March 1858, in Lewis, New York, United States, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

Lemuel Dewey
Lodicea Eddy
Marriage: about 1829
Levi Dewey
Maria Dewey
Curtis Dewey
Thomas Dewey
Lafayette Dewey
Thomas Dewey
Lafayette Dewey

Spouse and Children

about 1829
of Westfield,, Massachusetts, United States


+2 More Children

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+1 More Child

World Events (6)


Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 8

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 15

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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 (2)

  • Lemuel Dewey in household of Levi Dewey, "New York, State Census, 1855"
  • Grave of Lemuel Dewey

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