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John Cook Dewey

Birthdate:
Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah, USA
Place of Burial: Deweyville Cemetery, Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Dewey and Eliza Dewey
Husband of Harriet Dewey
Father of William Alfred Dewey

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About John Cook Dewey

John Cook Dewey was born May 19, 1831, in England to Thomas and Eliza Dewey. He arrived in the Great Salt Lake Valley in the Moses Daley Company on September 28, 1853. He married Mary Allen April 23, 1854. She was the daughter of Jude and Mary Allen Nicholas Allen, and was born April 18, 1838, in Parma, Caugha, Ohio. John was christened on January 12, 1831, in Stroxton, Lincolnshire, England. He passed away October 8, 1895, in Deweyville, Box Elder County, Utah, USA, and his wife Mary passed away on August 23, 1911.

John married second: Harriet May on 11 Feb 1857 , Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Her parents were George and Hannah Hobson May. Harriett was born Juyl 1834, and died 18 Sept 1887, in Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah. John joined the church when he was 17 and was disowned by his parents. He left England in September of 1850 for America. He spent the winter in New Orleans and then went to St. Louis where he stayed until May 1853, when he was hired to drive a team across the plains.

Upon his arrival in the Valley, he settled in Bountiful . He helped guard the city when Johnston 's army came. He married twice in polygamy. He was musical and led the choir for nine years in Bountiful. In 1864 he moved his family to Empy Springs, later called Deweyville, Utah. He was a bishop, farmer, postmaster, school master, Justice of the Peace, and friend. He was a good father and husband. He was faithful in all his callings and was loved and respected by all. He died of stomach cancer and jaundice.

Children of 1st wife:

Mary Eliza, b. 9 Mar 1855, Bountiful, Davis, Utah. Md. 10 Oct 1872, William Walter Howard D. 24 Nov 1928, Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah.

Martha Matilda, b. 7 Feb 1857, Bountiful, Davis, Utah, Md. 27 Dec 1875, Marion Alexander Lish. D. 20 Jan 1941, Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah.

John Cyrus, b. 12 Apr 1859, Bountiful, Davis, Utah. Md. 24 Jan 1878, Sarah Annie Child. D. 21 Mar 1948.

Eunice Ellen, b. 10 May 1861, Calls Fort, Box Elder, Utah. Md. 23 Dec 1880, Orville Rensseler Child. D. 7 Feb 1944.

Emily Jane, b. 11 May 1863, Calls Fort, Box Elder, Utah. Md. 23 Dec 1880, James Samuel Lindsey. D. 18 Jun 1890.

Jude Lehi, b. 21 Oct 1865, Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah. D. 4 Oct 1866.

Horace Andrew, b. 1 Oct 1867, Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah. D. 26 Aug 1889.

Joseph Ira, b. 13 Jan 1870 , Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah. Md. 4 Jul 1889, Emma Tricha Lindsey. D. 2 Mar 1943.

Sarah Maretta, b. 20 Nov 1873, Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah. D. 10 Apr 1874. Lettie Ann, b 28 Jul 1875, Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah. Md. 12 Apr 1898, Chester Frederick Campbell. D 25 Sep 1955.

Charles Jesse, b. 23 May 1879, Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah. Md. 1st, 8 Oct 1903, Mary Ceneth Chidester . Md. 2nd 22 Feb 1909, Constant Ann Eggleston. D 30 Mar 1953.

Lois Edna, b. 31 Oct 1881, Deweybille, Box Elder, Utah. Md. 7 Jun 1911, Lester Hyrum Peirson. D. 9 Oct 1946.

Edward Rilley Spikings, (Adopted) b. 4 Mar 1883, Oxford, Idaho. Md. 24 Feb 1902, Maude Elizabeth Priest. D. 14 Dec 1918 .

Children of 2nd wife:

George Carlos, b. 23 Dec 1857, Bountiful, Davis, Utah. Md. 22 Mar 1876, Susan Emma Chidester. D. 2 Sep 1930.

William Alfred, b. 28 Jun 1861, Calls Fort, Box Elder, Utah. Md. 20 Jan 1882, Eunice Jane Shurtliff. D. 12 Dec 1943.

Hannah Elizabeth, b. 1 Sep 1863, Calls Fort, Box Elder, Utah. Md. 20 Nov 1880, Almond Francis Loveland . D. 20 Jun 1938.

James Ernest, b. 12 Jun 1866, Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah. Md. 23 Jan 1889, Matilda Bailey. D. 23 Jun 1945. Harriet Adelaide, b. 27 Dec 1868, Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah. Md. 23 Jan 1889, Robert Nathanial Gardner. D. 3 Apr 1954.

Thomas Ezra, b. 24 Feb 1871, Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah. D. 19 Jan 1877. Alma (Twin), b. 28 Jan 1874 , Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah. D. 28 Feb 1874. Amelia (Twin), b. 28 Jan 1874, Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah . D. 20 Apr 1874. Written by Bessie Barnes


Spouses:

 

Mary Allen Dewey (1838 - 1911)

 

Harriet May Dewey (1835 - 1882)

Children:

 

Martha M Dewey Lish (1857 - 1941)

 

John Cyrus Dewey (1859 - 1948)

 

Eunice Ellen Dewey Child (1861 - 1944)

 

William Alfred Dewey (1861 - 1943)

 

Hanna Elizabeth Dewey Loveland (1863 - 1938)

 

Emily J. Dewey Lindsay (1863 - 1890)

 

Jude L Dewey (1865 - 1866)

 

Horace Andrew Dewey (1867 - 1889)

 

Harriet Adalaide Dewey Gardner (1868 - 1954)

 

Ezra Thomas Dewey (1871 - 1877)

 

Sarah Merella Dewey (1873 - 1874)

 

Alma Dewey (1874 - 1874)

 

Amelia Dewey (1874 - 1874)


Lettie Ann Dewey Campbell (1875 - 1955)

 

Lois Edna Dewey Pierson (1881 - 1946)

Edward Riley Dewey (1883 - 1918)


Created by: Carol Stevens

Record added: Jun 07, 2010

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John Cook Dewey's Timeline

1831
May 19, 1831
England
1861
June 28, 1861
Age 30
Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah, USA
1895
October 8, 1895
Age 64
Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah, USA
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Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah, USA