Biography of Edgar A. Dewey


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Dewey, Edgar A., was born on a farm in the town of Orleans, in 1843, a son of Hiram and Sylvia (Marble) Dewey. He was educated in the public schools and remained on the farm. In 1866 he married Martha Angsburg of Clayton, and they had three children: Winnie, wife of;E. S. Turner, Raymond A., aged twenty, in business in Watertown, and Harry E., at home. Mr. Dewey remained on the farm twenty years after his marriage, when he engaged in the hay, grain and produce business at Lafargeville for four years, the balance of the time has been actively engaged in the fire insurance business, representing the Agricultural of Watertown and the Hartford of Hartford, Conn. He is a member of Lafargeville Lodge No. 171. F. & A. M. Mr. Dewey's family genealogy goes back further without doubt than any other in the county, reaching to Thomas Dewey, who came from Sandwich, Kent county, England, and settled in Dorchester, Mass., in 1630, and in 1633 removed to Windsor, Conn., where he married Frances Clark in 1638. Our space forbids the full publication of this most interesting family history which can be seen in its entirety at Mr. Dewey's residence in Lafargeville. Mr. Dewey has spent years of time in this interesting work.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898