John Dewey

22 January 1739–
Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of John

When John Dewey was born on 22 January 1739, in Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Samuel Dewey, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Allen, was 26.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Dewey
1704–1784
Elizabeth Allen
1712–1807
Samuel Dewey Jr
1732–1801
Desire Dewey
1733–1827
Elijah Dewey
1736–1831
Jeremiah Dewey
1738–1767
John Dewey
1739–
Elizabeth Dewey
1740–1812
Nathan Dewey
1742–1779
Ezekial Dewey
1744–1748

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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)

  • John Dewey, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • John Dewey, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Dewey - Published information: birth: 22 January 1739; Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

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