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Re: Due Family-Maury County, Tennessee
Posted by: Charles Penny Date: March 02, 2001 at 10:17:02
In Reply to: Re: Due Family-Maury County, Tennessee by Charles Penny of 61

Dad?!? Yes in fact you are my father, but for the benefit of the other researchers I will share what I can remember of the Due/Dews.

Our branch of the Dew line descended through James Wesley Due, who settled with hisfamily in Hardin County some time after his marriage in Maury County, TN. James Wesley married Sarah J. Weaver. I have not been able to tie Sarah J. Weaver to the Wayne County Weavers. She is listed as a "seamstress" to a wealthy lady in Maury County (the name escapes me), being born in North Carolina. By my best guess she was orphaned.

I know from corerspondence with other researchers that James Wesley died as a result of crossing the icy waters of the MIssissippi River to retrieve the ferry during the winter. I know that before crossing, part of his family moved north from Hardin County to Gibson and Dyer Counties (they spell their last name Dew) and the other part went with him. Having contracted pheumonia from the river crossing, James Wesley died shortly thereafter in Memphis. His family settled across Arkansas and into Oklahoma. Later waves of Due/Dews may have followed, but it is this branch who originally settled those states, I believe.

I cannot say that I am familiar with the name General Dew as one of James Wesley's children. I have only been able to personally account for two of his children who moved to Gibson COunty, William Wesley and M.E (who married a Nail.) I recall a Lella, Granville, and I think a Thomas. I know that there were more, but am having a hard time remembering them off the top of my head.

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