Biography of Maria Dewey


Dewey, Maria, Evans.-Among the first settlers of the town of Evans, Erie county, was Truman Dewey, who came from Stockbridge, Mass., to Evans in 1816 and settled on the farm on which is now located a part of the village of Angola; also the Evergreen Cemetery. He was for many years prominent in town affairs, holding the higher offices and serving one term in the Legislature. He died in 1853 and left three sons and four daughters: Abner, John S. and George M., Sons; the daughters were Mary Ann, Mary, Abby and Emerett. Abner, the older son, settled within a mile of his father and was a successful farmer; he voted in the town for sixty-one years and never missed either a town meeting or an election, and held many of the prominent offices; he died in 1898 and left one son and two daughters: Millard F., Adelaide (Mrs. Abram Tunkey) and Maria, as above, who owns and lives on a part of the old homestead.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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