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Re: William Pew died Ithaca NY 1818
Posted by: Belinda Tantalo Date: June 17, 2000 at 19:47:55
In Reply to: William Pew died Ithaca NY 1818 by Ray Westbrook of 358

Back about 5 years ago, I corresponded for a time with a Pat Henry ( We decided that we may have a possible link, still unconfirmed, with her William Pew and my Samuel Pew. I will copy here her e-letter to me of November 5, 1995:

<<I have a William Pew married to Hannah Lacy who went to Ithaca NY from Morris Co. NJ around 1800. They were on their way to join relatives in Canada, but the trip was interrupted by the birth of their son John's wife's child. They settled in the family. In looking at my charts on this family, this William Pew would have had an uncle Samuel--my William's grandfather, William Pew had listed in his will (probated 1773) the following heirs: Samuel, Thomas, Mary, Hannah, Abigail and grandson William Pew. Might this be your Samuel Pew? I have never researched this Samuel further. Pat>>

She also at one point sent me a copy of a newspaper article, dated 4/10/40, describing how this family, travelling to Canada, cut their journey short to settle on the banks of Cayuga Lake, founding the town of Pewtown, now called East Lawn (near Ludlowville, just north of Ithaca). It was fairly interesting, and I can send you a photocopy if you're interested.

My Samuel Pew had 3 children, Catherine (married John JOHNSTON, 1779-1851), Hannah (1776-1832, married Abrahan LAMPMAN, 1769-1833), and Robert. They are also listed at

I have a suspicion that Samuel was a Loyalist and moved to Ontario after the Revolutionary War, as did the Lampman and Johnston families. There is not much I know about him, or his children, and nothing on his wife.

You mentioned a will by a William Pew. I would dearly love to have a copy of it, as Pat mentioned a Samuel listed in it. Please let me know if you can also help in information on him.




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