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Israel Dewey

Russian: Isrаel Dewey
Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
Death: November 23, 1773 (60)
Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Dewey and Abigail Dewey
Husband of Lydia Dewey
Father of Paul Dewey; Eleanor Burghardt; Justin Dewey, Sr.; Hugo Dewey; Israel Dewey and 8 others
Brother of Thomas Dewey; Abigail Dewey; Hannah Bartlett; Bashua Bagg and Thomas Dewey
Half brother of James Ashley; Abigail Ashley and Naomi Ashley

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About Israel Dewey

Israel, son of Thomas (3) and Abigail (Dewey) Dewey, was born at Westfield, Massachusetts, March 3, 1713, died November 23, 1773, at Great Barrington, Massachusetts, where he had settled February 7, 1757, with a wife and ten children, from Westfield. October 10, 1756, he bought a mansion house near Sheffield (Great Barrington).

He was the real pioneer of the Berkshire Deweys, whose influence in the town he helped to found still remains; a man of great force of character. He settled first about a mile above the village upon which the government building known as the "Old French Fort" was located; four years later he removed to the village and built a dwelling house on the site now occupied by "Housatonic Hall," a seminary for young ladies.

He also erected lumber and flour mills, held offices in town and church, and took active part in the growing town; he held a written theological discussion with Dr. Samuel Hopkins, pastor of the Congregational church, which was included in the life of Dr. Hopkins by Professor Edward A. Parks, of Anderson Seminary, and in other ways manifested a scholarship and breadth of intellectual view rare in his day.

After his decease his younger sons continued the milling business until they removed to farms purchased in the vicinity. He married, September 19, 1734, at Westfield, Lydia, daughter of Consider and Elizabeth (Bancroft) Mosely, born February 19, 1716, at Westfield, died June 19, 1787, at Great Barrington. 
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Israel Dewey's Timeline

March 3, 1713
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
June 21, 1735
Age 22
Westfield, Hampden Co., MA
December 1736
Age 23
March 6, 1740
Age 27
Westfield, Hampden Co., MA
January 5, 1741
Age 27
Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
March 1, 1743
Age 29
October 1, 1745
Age 32
October 12, 1747
Age 34
November 3, 1749
Age 36