Lewis Dey

18 February 1795–25 March 1850 (Age 55)
Cranbury, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Lewis

When Lewis Dey was born on 18 February 1795, in Cranbury, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States, his father, John W Dey, was 29 and his mother, Anne Longstreet, was 26. He married Catharine Cortelyou Stults on 18 August 1819, in Middlesex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 25 March 1850, at the age of 55.

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Lewis Dey
Catharine Cortelyou Stults
Marriage: 18 August 1819
William Stults Dey
Mary Ann Dey
Ellen Stults Dey
John Henry Dey
Peter Lewis Dey
Asa A. Dey
Alfred W. Dey

Spouse and Children

18 August 1819
Middlesex, New Jersey, United States


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 9

Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.

Age 17

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

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Day 1 and 2.2 German: topographic name from a field name in North Rhine-Westphalia, denoting a sizeable piece of land.3 Welsh: from Dai or Dei, pet forms of the personal name Dafydd, Welsh form of David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lewis in entry for John Henry Dey and Sarah D Appliget, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"
  • Lewis Dey, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Lewis J. Dey in entry for James E. Davison and Mary Ann Dyr, "New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985"

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