Biography of James S. Dewey
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Dewey, James S., was born in Chittenango, Madison county, September 6, 1835, and was educated in the public schools. He moved with his parents to Waterloo, Seneca county, when a boy, and was a wagon wheel finisher by occupation. He enlisted twice, first April 26, 1861, in Company G, 33d Inf., N. Y. S. Vols, serving two years. After his discharge in June, 1863, he reenlisted in Company K, 1st Veteran Cavalry, N. Y. S. Vols., and participated in all the battles, was honorably discharged July 20, 1865, at Camp Piatt, West Virginia. In July, 1863, he married Helen Baber, of Waterloo, and they have two daughters: Hattie L. and Bertha R. Mr. Dewey's father, Henry, was born in Wellsville, Oneida county, in 1811. He married twice, first, Mary Ann Sherman, of his native place, and they had one son, James S., as above. Mrs. Dewey died and he married again and moved to Waterloo. Mr. Dewey's grandfather, Sherman, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Mr. Dewey is assistant engineer in the State Custodial Asylum at Newark, and a member of Vosburg Post No. 99, G. A. R. department of New York.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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