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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Family Time Line

Lewis Dey
1795–1850
Catharine Cortelyou Stults
1798–1859
Marriage: 18 August 1819
William Stults Dey
1820–1894
Mary Ann Dey
1822–1850
Ellen Stults Dey
1824–1906
John Henry Dey
1827–1918
Peter Lewis Dey
1829–1911
Asa A. Dey
1832–1896
Alfred W. Dey
1839–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 August 1819
Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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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.
1804

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.
1812

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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