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Franklin W. Dewey and Jennie Mary Martin of NYS and Iowa
Posted by: Deborah Martin- Plugh (ID *****9145) Date: October 13, 2009 at 11:37:09
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Franklin W. Dewey was born in Cazenovia, NY on 8 Oct 1841. He married Jennie Mary Martin in 1865. Frank and Jennie had one child, a son, Franklin Holman Dewey born in New York in 1867. In the early 1800's the Dewey family moved to Iowa...eventually settling in Des Moines.

Franklin Holman Dewey married Nellie Blanche Lenington and they had four children...two sons Carroll M. Dewey and Franklin Lenington Dewey...and two daughters..Dorothy Jane and Helen.

Franklin Lenington Dewey became a lawyer and educator and married Eleanor Gwathney Powell. The eventually moved to NYC and had homes in Richmond and Williamsburg as well. Franklin was a noted biographer of Thomas Jefferson.

They had one daughter, Mary Lewis Dewey.
Any information on this Dewey family would be greatly appreciated.

DJMP


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