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Jesse G. Deweese, Jr
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Birth: 1818
Adair County
Kentucky, USA
Death: 1863
Butler County
Kentucky, USA

Jesse DEWEESE Jr was born in 1818 in Cumberland Co, KY. He died in 1862 in Butler Co., KY.
He was married to Malinda PITMAN on 29 Aug 1837 in Warren Co., KY. Malinda PITMAN was born about 1818. She died about 1851. Jesse DEWEESE Jr and Malinda PITMAN had the following children:

i. Jacob DEWEESE. 167 ii. Irving DEWEESE was born in 1842 in Butler Co., KY.
iii. Mary Elizabeth DEWEESE. iv. Malinda Pauline DEWEESE. He was married to Nicey G. ABNEY on 22 Jun 1853 in Butler Co., KY. Nicey G. ABNEY was born in Jun 1829 in KY. Jesse DEWEESE Jr and Nicey G. ABNEY had the following children:

i. Louisa Ann DEWEESE was born on 4 Nov 1854 in Butler Co., KY. She died on 15 Aug 1874 in Butler Co., KY.
ii. Lucinda B. DEWEESE. iii. Paul A. DEWEESE.
iv. Elige C. DEWEESE. 174 v. Jesse G. DEWEESE was born about 1862 in Butler Co., KY. He died before 1900..*********..Butler County, Kentucky, marriages, 1865-1885 (Morgantown, Ky. : Butler Co Hist& Gen Society, c1981)
1816 Feb 12 Henry Deweese - Amelia Hudson JP Taylor
1817 Feb 11 Patsy Deweese - John Martin {Mastin? - my copying bad}MAS/CFFP John D.
(actually it is Masters)
1819 May 13 Levina Deweese - Reuben Arundell ret. 25 May 1819 BMC Reynolds CFF Jno D.
1823 June 13 William Deweese - Rachel Kuth no ret CMF pr Ed E McConnel CFG pr SEMcBee
1850 Sep 23 Sarah J Deweese - Solomon Philips no ret CPP
1851 Apr 16 Jesse Deweese - Sarah Shawler Wm Whoberry MA/CFFC ret Apr 17 1851
1851 May 27 PR Deweese - Sally Fleaner ret May 28 1851
1853 Feb 8 Mary A Deweese - William Jones Feb 10 1853 John L Phelps MA/CFFC/S John P D.
1853 PA Jesse Dewees - Nicy G Abney ret June 22 1853
1854 Apr 8 Jesse Dewees - Green Ann Martin ret Apr 15 1854
1856 Sep 24 Emline Deweese - Thomas M Johnson ret Sep 23 1856 res. Celia D.
Butler County, Kentucky marriages, 1810-1865 by the Hopkins County Genealogical Society. (Madisonville, Ky. : The Society, 1974)
p. 8/7 - 1816 Feb 12 Henry Deweese - Amelia Hudson JP Taylor
related families:
p. 5 - Sep 7, 1814 David Sams - Nancy Smith 11 Sep 1814 R. Morrison
consent male guardian Cader Arundell
p. 6/6 - Dec 17, 1814 John McMurtry - Milly Hudson Dec 18, 1814
consent by Jas Hargrove (R.B. Morrison)
p. 8/7 - 1816 Feb 12 Henry Deweese - Amelia Hudson JP Taylor
p. 9/8 - Nov 16, 1816 Frances Shrode - Rebecca M. Hudson Jno P. Taylor
consent of bride's father proved by F. Estick
p. 10/8 - Jan 3, 1817 William Williams - Susan Hudson Ben'm McReynolds
p. 21 - Feb 3, 1823 Richard Berry - Sally B. Hutson Benj'm Talbert
2 Aug 1824 Joseph Pearson - Elizabeth Shroud (3 Aug 1824 B. Mc Reynolds) female widow
24 Dec 1830 - James Carson - Elizabeth M. Shrode (28 Dec - B. Mc Reynolds)
consent of bride's father T. P. Shroud proved by Alexander Womack
p. 87 - Dec 16, 1848 Enoch Hudson - Mrs M Jane Engler JE Gardner
24 Apr 1823 - Lott Harper - Polly Elam widow of John Elm,
consent of groom's parent proved by John Hunt
3 Feb 1827 - Joseph Talbert - Sally Harper - consent proved Lot Harper
19 June 1834 - Jo Hunt - Nancy Harper - consent p. Squire Harper
9 Nov 1834 - Squire Harper - Eliza Jenkins
many later Harper marriages - a lot to Arundells
Butler County, Kentucky, cemeteries; (and some in Logan, Muhlenberg & Warren Counties) by Mary Parks Givens. [Durham, N.C., Private reproduction by W. P. Haun, [1974- ]
after a while if they were born late I only put down birth dates, not death dates
Smith Cem
Deweese Matilda 6 Feb 1898 - 24 Dec 1914
Bell 28 Dec 1869 - 27 Dec 1914
Threlkel Gabbord???
Deweese Elizabeth A 19 Oct 1842 - 9 Sep 1915
Lumberstown
Deweese Darah 6 Mar 1835 - 13 Oct 1862
----Woodrow 16 Mar 1927
---Clarence F 14 May 1896
Threlkel new
L Jane 12 Aug 1846 - 5 May 1935
WG 25 Jan 1845 - 29 Nov 1916 Co G iith Ky Inf
--- Roxie Mae 1894-1956
Jerome 1881-1965
---Danny 1955 s/o Dallas and Patty
Whittinghill
Deweese Lucy Whittinghill 27 June 1901 - 27 May 1956 w/o Clarence
--- Clarence jr s/o Clarence & Lucy
--- Lulicia 1879
Ahigy
Smith Cem
Eddie 1 Jan 1865
Vergie 11 Feb 1863 27 Feb 1936
---Vechel?? 1897
Bermee 1923
-- Asberry 1897
Roe 1890
--- Rollie 1941 Clifton d. 1932 Harriet 1886 Adam 1884 Paul 1858 Antha 1861
--- Mary Eliz 1863 Inft 1896 Ray 1893 Bennie 1897
--- Essie Oklee 1902
Rosemary 1837 John W 1864 Iduma 1869 Olus 1898 Janis 1930
District 3 Cem
Deweese RR&S 30 May 1805 25 Sep 1866
Adam F 10 June 1858 1864
Vingen G 24 May 1852 1864
Estill Clay 1899 Virginia 1869 Robert Morris 1923 Shirley 1893 Olen 1898 Claudia 1913 Willie 1897
John 1861-1937 Georgia A 1872 Mary Ola 1905
Dorothy Ella 1920 Eliz 1891
Wm 1907 Marvin 1900
Carol Ann 1947
Butler Co Cemeteries (this was a book, but I didn't copy bib info, sorry)(the previous one was a pamphlet)
Taylor Big Bend Cem started by Borahs
Deweese John 12 Aug 1861 - 2 Sep 1937
Georgia Ann 2 Mar 1872 - 19 Mar 1932
Mary Ola 12 Apr 1905 - 20 June 1940
Butler County, Kentucky : a history of Butler County, Kentucky and its people : Butler County, Kentucky history edited by Lois Russ (Morgantown, Ky. : Butler County Historical and Genealogical Society, 1987)
Laurana "Lou" Hawes b. 6 Jan 1844 Butler d. 10 Sep 1913
m. 22 Sep 1865 William Garrett Deweese (known as Garrett) Ballard Co
Garrett b. 23 Dec 1848 d. 14 June 1915 Carlisle
children: Nancy ~1868
Mary ~1873 m. J. W. Birdsell
Emma 12 Jan 1878 Ballard m. Charles Theodore Huey
William G, jr. Nov 1883 m. Mary Huey
The early days of Butler County, Kentucky, taken from the County Court Order Book "A" and Circuit Court Order Books "A" and "B" by Raymond Paul DeWeese ([Butler County, Ky.] : R.P. DeWeese, [c1992])
C15 1812 - John Deweese - surety for bond
Sheriff William Shroad came into Court and executed Bond for the Collection of the Revenue Tax in the penalty of $10,000.00. He then executed Bond for the collection of the County Levy for the year of 1812 in the penalty of $1832.00. Sureties for both Bonds were Andrew Lovelace, John Dewease, Francis and Oliver C. Porter.
E 5 [p.12] Monday, Nov. 12, 1810
The case of Archibald Lovelace plaintiff vs. Morgan (Deweese), Defendant, was continued until the next court.
******HENDRICKS A. DEWEESE, SENT TO THE EAST INDIES, WHERE HE DIED IN CAPTIVITY.
The name "Deweese" was originally "de Wees" meaning "the orphans". It is of Holland Dutch origin and is said to have came into use as a surname about the eleventh century. Adrian Dewees of Amsterdam, Holland who died in the thirteenth century, is said to have descended from the ancient lords of Kessel in Guilderland. His oldest son, Garrard (Garrett) settled in England during the reign of Henry Vlll, and there established the English "D'Ewes" family, which is the surname of the Earl of Warwick, whose coat of arms was visited in 1709. The earliest settlers of the name in America were Garrett Hendricks DeWees, his wife, Zytian, and their children; Wilhelmina, William, Cornelius and Lewis, who came about 1688 and settled first at New Amsterdam, removing the following year to Germantown, Pennsylvania, where on March 1st 1690, "Gerrie Hendricks DeWees purchased of Herman Ep den Graff, attorney of Dirck Sipman of Crefeld in Germany, a certain lot of land ..." in the inhabited part of Germantown. 1. Wilhelmina married Nicholas Rittenhouse, a descendant of the royal house of Austria, and builder of the first paper mill in America. Their grandson, David Rittenhouse, was a personal friend of General George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. He was appointed by President Washington to be the first director of the united States Mint. He coined the first United States money. 2. William married Anna Christina Meels (Mills). He learned the trade of paper making as apprentice at the Rittenhouse Mill and in 1710 built the second paper mill in America. Many of his descendants served in the Revolutionary War, among whom was Colonel William Dewees, owner of large flour mills at Valley Forge, his Mansion House was used by Washington's Armey. (3) Cornelius married Margaret Koster. Their son, Cornelius Jr., married Margaret Richards of the socially prominent Philadelphia family. Many of the descendants were owners of large iron furnaces. One of the many interesting connections of the family was the marriage of Mary Richards (sister of Margaret) to John Ball, a near relative of General George Washington. (4) Lewis, youngest son of Garret Hendricks Dewees, was a weaver by trade. He followed that occupation for some years in Philadelphia. About 1727 he removed his family to Kent County, Delaware, and purchased 300 acres on the North side of Fishing Creek, where he lived until his death in the spring of 1743.
*****.Birth: 1615
Beverwijk Municipality
Noord-Holland, Netherlands Death: 1679
Amsterdam Municipality
Noord-Holland, Netherlands
A son of Adraien Hendricksz DeWees and Hillegont Goverts, Henrick Adriaensz DeWees married Adriaentje Jans (born c. 1619) on 22 April 1640 in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. They had at least one son, Garett Hendricks DeWees/DeWeese (1641-1701, m. Zytian Sytje Sion Liuwes in 1662) and came to America in the 1660s.

Family links:
Parents:
Adriaen Hendricksz DeWees (1595 - 1674) Hillegont Goverts DeWees (1599 - 1656) Children:
Gerret Hendricksz Dewees (1640 - 1701)
***
Burial:
Oude Kerk (Old Church) Amsterdam
Amsterdam Municipality
Noord-Holland, Netherlands
********Birth: 1674 New York New York County New York, USA
Death: 1743 Kent County Delaware, USA
Lewis Dewees, youngest son of Garrett Hendricks and Zytian Dewees, was born in Holland, and emigrated to this country with his father and family in 1639. In the Kent county, Delaware, records he spells his name with the final "e," Deweese. He is mentioned as living in Philadelphia in 1713. In the year 1727 he bought land in Delaware of Joseph Pidgeon, who was the agent of the Philadelphia Land Company. This land consisted of a tract of 300 acres on the north side of Fishing Creek, Mispillion Hundred, and it was bought May 24, 1727. He sold this tract to his son, Cornelius Deweese, on May 3, 1739, for 50 pounds. Lewis Deweese was a weaver by trade. Nothing further is said of him in the Court records, neither is any mention made in family records. He died in 1743, his will being proved April 5, 1743. He left four children, who are mentioned in his will: William, Cornelius, Samuel, and Hezekiah. Joshua Deweese, son of Samuel, was a Baptist minister. lie was educated as a Presbyterian, but afterwards became a Baptist. In 1791, he moved to the backwoods on account of failing health. He married three times: First, Elizabeth Bowman; second, Hannah Birch, third, Elizabeth New. By his third wife he had ten children, nearly all of whom settled in Virginia or in the Western States. 84. March 5, 1728, Survey: Hugh Darborow, Lewis DeWees, Kent County. LAMBERT HENDRICKSZEN, born circa 1674; baptized 3 October 1675; believed to be identical with LEWIS DEWEESE of Kent Co., DE; married probably Sussex Co., DE circa 1706 MARY WHEELER, daughter of John and Ruth Wheeler; died 1743 Mispillion Hundred, Kent Co., DE. LAMBERT alias LEWIS DEWEESE (Gerrit) was born on Manhattan Island, New Amsterdam (now New York City) circa 1674; married circa 1706 MARY WHEELER; died 1743 Kent Co., DE [documentation cited above]. Children of Lewis and Mary (Wheeler) Deweese, all born in Kent Co., DE, based on study of personal property tax lists: i. WILLIAM DEWEESE, born 1707; married probably Kent Co., DE circa 1738 SARAH46 (surname unknown); died 1761 Kent Co., DE47. ii. ????? , born circa 1710 (a gap in the male births, possibly indicating a daughter). iii. RACHEL DEWEESE, born circa 1713; unmarried on 29 August 175448. iv. CORNELIUS DEWEESE, born circa 1716; married probably Kent Co., DE circa 1747 ESTHER DRAPER, daughter of Alexander Draper49; died 1791 Kent Co., DE50. v. SAMUEL DEWEESE, born circa 1719; married probably Kent Co., DE circa 1741 MARY51 (surname unknown); died 1753 Kent Co., DE52. vi. HEZEKIAH DEWEESE, born circa 1722; married probably Kent Co., DE circa 1747 MARY KING, daughter of Isaac King53; died 1760 Kent Co., DE54. vii. JONATHAN DEWEESE, born circa 1725; married probably Kent Co., DE circa 1753 RACHEL MERCHANT55 (surname unproven); died 1777 Caswell Co., NC56. Lewis Deweese died in Mispillion Hundred, Kent Co., DE in the Spring of 1743, but did not leave a Will or land partition record naming his children, and no family Bible has ever been found from which to prove the names of his parents. Letters of Administration on his estate were issued to William Deweese, believed to be his eldest son, on 5 April 17435. The birth year of Lewis' eldest son, William, was determined to be in 1707 based on the contents of a written deposition by William dated 18 February 17566. In this record, William states that his age in 1756 was "49 (years) or thereabouts." Insofar as no other Deweese male of comparable age was living in Kent Co. during the mid-1700s7, it was possible to identify Lewis' probable sons and ascertain their approximate birth years from study of the personal property tax lists. In estimation of birth years, we assumed that a male became eligible to pay the tax at age 21, and that on the following year his name would then first appear on the lists. Study of various Kent Co., DE courthouse records enabled us to identify the wives of Lewis' sons, and the contents of a Sussex Co., DE Chancery Court record dated 31 July 1759 told us that Lewis had married Mary Wheeler, daughter of John and Ruth Wheeler. The 1707 birthdate for William, the earliest son to appear on the Kent Co. tax lists, suggests that Lewis married no later than ca. 1706. The children are all believed to have been born in Kent Co., DE, and are enumerated in Genealogical Summary. RECORDS SHOWING A LINKAGE OF LEWIS DEWEESE TO GERMANTOWN, PA In a power of attorney dated 26 March 1702, "Herman op den Graeff, late of Germantown in the province of Pennsilvania (sic), weaver, now of Kent County of the territories annexed to the province of Pennsilvania ." requests that his friend John Gibb of Kent Co. sell his lands in Germantown, PA9. The record was witnessed by Lewis "Dewes," believed to have been the Lewis who is subject of this study. Herman op den Graeff had earlier sold 50 acres of land to Gerrit Hendricks de Wees in Germantown on 1 March 169010, shortly after Gerrits's arrival there from Manhattan Island, NY City11. A second Philadelphia Co. record naming Lewis Deweese is found in the Will of Joseph Pidgeon dated 12 March 171012. Here, Joseph Pidgeon mentions owning "a tract of land in Kent County now in the possession of one Lewis "Dewes," to whom I sold but never got (. illegible .), I having his bond for fifty-six pounds, which if he pays ." Lewis did eventually make payment on 24 May 1727 to the estate of one Joseph Pidgeon13. Interestingly, the deed stipulates that this land was located on the north side of Fishing Creek, a branch of Mispillion Creek. This is informative, because in conjunction with a companion record we obtain confirmation that William Deweese was son of Lewis Deweese. The companion record, dated 30 May 174314, states that William Deweese of Kent Co. obtained a warrant to have 200 acres of land surveyed "on the north side of Fishing Creek adjoining land improved by his father" (not named). (Source:"Gerrit Hendricks De Wees of New Amsterdam and Germantown" by the work of Curtis Dewees, Dr. Jack C. Vaughn & Ted D. Deweese) Family links: Parents: Gerret Hendricksz Dewees (1640 - 1701) Sijtske Lieuwes Dewees (1649 - ____) > Spouse: Mary Wheeler Dewees (1685 - 1725) Children: Hezekiah Wheeler Dewees <* Samuel Dewees (1719 - 1753) * Reverse Relationships:] body=Burial: Cow Marsh Baptist Church Cemetery d= Petersburg Kent County Delaware, USA
Created by: John Dawson < Record added: Sep 15, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 76575130
***
.Lewis (Lieuwes) Lambert Dewees (son of Garrett Hendricks Dewees and Syjtia Lewes) was born 1670 in Leeuwarden, Freisland, Netherlands, and died 1743 in Kent Co., DE. He married Mary Wheeler < on Abt. 1706 in Philadelphia, PA, daughter of John Wheeler and Mary
More About Lewis (Lieuwes) Lambert Dewees and Mary Wheeler:
Marriage: Abt. 1706, Philadelphia, PA.

Children of Lewis (Lieuwes) Lambert Dewees and Mary Wheeler are:
+Samuel Dewees ,b. 1719, Kent Co., DE, d. 1753, Kent Co., DE.
William Dewees , b. 1707, Kent Co., DE, d. 11 Feb 1761, Kent Co., DE.
Hezekiah Dewees , b. 1711, Mispillion Hundred, Kent, DE, d. 1759, Kent Co., DE.
Rachel Dewees , b. 1713, Kent Co., DE, d. Aft. 1753, Kent Co., DE.
Cornelius Dewees , b. 1716, Kent Co., DE, d. 1791, Kent Co., DE.
Jonathon Dewees b. 1725, Mispillion Hundred, Kent, DE, d. 1777, Casewell Co., NC.---------------------------...Birth: 1674
New York
New York County
New York, USA Death: 1743
Kent County
Delaware, USA
Lewis Dewees, youngest son of Garrett Hendricks and Zytian Dewees, was born in Holland, and emigrated to this country with his father and family in 1639. In the Kent county, Delaware, records he spells his name with the final "e," Deweese. He is mentioned as living in Philadelphia in 1713. In the year 1727 he bought land in Delaware of Joseph Pidgeon, who was the agent of the Philadelphia Land Company. This land consisted of a tract of 300 acres on the north side of Fishing Creek, Mispillion Hundred, and it was bought May 24, 1727. He sold this tract to his son, Cornelius Deweese, on May 3, 1739, for 50 pounds. Lewis Deweese was a weaver by trade. Nothing further is said of him in the Court records, neither is any mention made in family records. He died in 1743, his will being proved April 5, 1743. He left four children, who are mentioned in his will: William, Cornelius, Samuel, and Hezekiah.

Joshua Deweese, son of Samuel, was a Baptist minister. lie was educated as a Presbyterian, but afterwards became a Baptist. In 1791, he moved to the backwoods on account of failing health. He married three times: First, Elizabeth Bowman; second, Hannah Birch, third, Elizabeth New. By his third wife he had ten children, nearly all of whom settled in Virginia or in the Western States.

84. March 5, 1728, Survey: Hugh Darborow, Lewis DeWees, Kent County.
LAMBERT HENDRICKSZEN, born circa 1674; baptized 3 October 1675; believed to be identical
with LEWIS DEWEESE of Kent Co., DE; married probably Sussex Co., DE circa 1706 MARY
WHEELER, daughter of John and Ruth Wheeler; died 1743 Mispillion Hundred, Kent Co., DE.
LAMBERT alias LEWIS DEWEESE (Gerrit) was born on Manhattan Island, New Amsterdam (now New York City) circa 1674; married circa 1706 MARY WHEELER; died 1743 Kent Co., DE [documentation cited above].
Children of Lewis and Mary (Wheeler) Deweese, all born in Kent Co., DE, based on study of personal property tax lists:
i. WILLIAM DEWEESE, born 1707; married probably Kent Co., DE circa 1738 SARAH46 (surname unknown); died 1761 Kent Co., DE47.
ii. ????? , born circa 1710 (a gap in the male births, possibly indicating a daughter).
iii. RACHEL DEWEESE, born circa 1713; unmarried on 29 August 175448.
iv. CORNELIUS DEWEESE, born circa 1716; married probably Kent Co., DE circa 1747 ESTHER DRAPER, daughter of Alexander Draper49; died 1791 Kent Co., DE50.
v. SAMUEL DEWEESE, born circa 1719; married probably Kent Co., DE circa 1741 MARY51 (surname unknown); died 1753 Kent Co., DE52.
vi. HEZEKIAH DEWEESE, born circa 1722; married probably Kent Co., DE circa 1747 MARY KING, daughter of Isaac King53; died 1760 Kent Co., DE54.
vii. JONATHAN DEWEESE, born circa 1725; married probably Kent Co., DE circa 1753 RACHEL MERCHANT55 (surname unproven); died 1777 Caswell Co., NC56.
Lewis Deweese died in Mispillion Hundred, Kent Co., DE in the Spring of 1743, but did not leave a Will or land partition record naming his children, and no family Bible has ever been found from which to prove the names of his parents. Letters of Administration on his estate were issued to William Deweese, believed to be his eldest son, on 5 April 17435. The birth year of Lewis' eldest son, William, was determined to be in 1707 based on the contents of a written deposition by William dated 18 February 17566. In this record, William states that his age in 1756 was "49 (years) or thereabouts." Insofar as no other Deweese male of comparable age was living in Kent Co. during the mid-1700s7, it was possible to identify Lewis' probable sons and ascertain their approximate birth years from study of the personal property tax lists. In estimation of birth years, we assumed that a male became eligible to pay the tax at age 21, and that on the following year his name would then first appear on the lists. Study of various Kent Co., DE courthouse records enabled us to identify the wives of Lewis' sons, and the contents of a Sussex Co., DE Chancery Court record dated 31 July 1759 told us that Lewis had married Mary Wheeler, daughter of John and Ruth Wheeler. The 1707 birthdate for William, the earliest son to appear on the Kent Co. tax lists, suggests that Lewis married no later than ca. 1706. The children are all believed to have been born in Kent Co., DE, and are enumerated in Genealogical Summary.

RECORDS SHOWING A LINKAGE OF LEWIS DEWEESE TO GERMANTOWN, PA
In a power of attorney dated 26 March 1702, "Herman op den Graeff, late of Germantown in the province of Pennsilvania (sic), weaver, now of Kent County of the territories annexed to the province of Pennsilvania ." requests that his friend John Gibb of Kent Co. sell his lands in Germantown, PA9. The record was witnessed by Lewis "Dewes," believed to have been the Lewis who is subject of this study. Herman op den Graeff had earlier sold 50 acres of land to Gerrit Hendricks de Wees in Germantown on 1 March 169010, shortly after Gerrits's arrival there from Manhattan Island, NY City11.

A second Philadelphia Co. record naming Lewis Deweese is found in the Will of Joseph Pidgeon dated 12 March 171012. Here, Joseph Pidgeon mentions owning "a tract of land in Kent County now in the possession of one Lewis "Dewes," to whom I sold but never got (. illegible .), I having his bond for fifty-six pounds, which if he pays ." Lewis did eventually make payment on 24 May 1727 to the estate of one Joseph Pidgeon13. Interestingly, the deed stipulates that this land was located on the north side of Fishing Creek, a branch of Mispillion Creek. This is informative, because in conjunction with a companion record we obtain confirmation that William Deweese was son of Lewis Deweese. The companion record, dated 30 May 174314, states that William Deweese of Kent Co. obtained a warrant to have 200 acres of land surveyed "on the north side of Fishing Creek adjoining land improved by his father" (not named).
(Source:"Gerrit Hendricks De Wees of New Amsterdam and Germantown" by the work of Curtis Dewees, Dr. Jack C. Vaughn & Ted D. Deweese)

Family links:
Parents:
Gerret Hendricksz Dewees (1640 - 1701)
Sijtske Lieuwes Dewees (1649 - ____)

Spouse:
Mary Wheeler Dewees (1685 - 1725)
Children:
Hezekiah Wheeler Dewees
Samuel Dewees (1719 - 1753)

*Burial:
Cow Marsh Baptist Church Cemetery
Petersburg&CRid=7045
Kent County
Delaware, USA
**..First Generation
1. Lewis1 DeWeese birth date unknown.
He married Mary Wheeler. Mary became the mother of Joseph DeWeese Jan. 4, 1716.
Lewis became the father of Joseph DeWeese Jan. 4, 1716.
Lewis DeWeese and Mary Wheeler had the following child:
+ 2 i. Joseph2 DeWeese , was born Jan. 4, 1716.


********Benjamin H. Latrobe's Pennsylvania-German Family Connections
by William Hughes
(Sunday, November 5, 2006)

On Nov. 4, 2006, a ceremony was held to mark the reopening of the R.C. Basilica in Baltimore. It was designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, who it was noted emigrated from England, "in 1795." Latrobe's Pennsylvania German connections were omitted, however. His mother was born in PA, and his maternal grandfather, John Henry Antes, a German emigrant, was a builder in his own right. Three of Latrobe's uncles were Revolutionary War patriots.

Baltimore, MD - On Nov. 4, 2006, a colorful ceremony was held to mark the restoration and reopening of the 200-year-old Baltimore Basilica-America's first Roman Catholic Cathedral. [1] It was designed by the architect, Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the same man who designed the U.S. Capitol. There were speakers galore, music, an historical reenactment, and even a presentation by Fort McHenry's "Regimental Guard," accompanied by a sharply attired Fife and Drum Corps of the "U.S. Army Old Guard." [2] The setting for the event was the intersection of Cathedral and Mulberry Streets, just in front of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, which faces the Basilica on Cathedral St. The site itself brings back memories for me, since my old high school, Calvert Hall, a Christian Brothers' institution, was once located nearby.
Mark J. Potter acted as master of ceremony for the affair. He's the executive director of the Basilica's Historical Trust, and he's done a terrific job in that capacity. Potter remarked to an overflowing audience: "Latrobe was born in England and emigrated to America in 1795." He was right on both counts. However, I think he left out some very interesting and relevant information about the brilliant Latrobe, who was not only America's first professional architect, but also a distinguished public works engineer. He omitted Latrobe's important Pennsylvania-German family connections. [3]
Latrobe's mother was an American! Her name was Anna Margaretta Antes. She originally hailed from Friederichstown, aka Frederick Township, PA, (now known as Upper Frederick), which is about 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia. As a young women, she moved to England to attend school. While she was there, she met Benjamin Latrobe, a Moravian missionary. They fell in love and were married in Herrnhut, Saxony, in 1756. Their second son, Benjamin Henry, the architect-to-be, was born in Fulneck, England, on May 1, 1764. [4]
Anna Margaretta Antes, Latrobe's mother, was one of eleven children of Christina Elizabetha Dewees (1702-1782) and John Henry Antes (1701-1755). Her father, the family's patriarch, was born in Freinsheim, Germany, in the Rhenish Palatinate. He emigrated to Pennsylvania, in 1720, and soon became a partner in business with William Dewees. Together, they established the "second paper mill in the nation." [5] On Feb. 2, 1726, he married Dewees' daughter, Christina Elizabetha, who was then living in Germantown, PA. The Dewees clan was well connected, with ties in other budding enterprises with another mover and shaker in colonial Pennsylvania, William Rittenhouse. Christina's father, William Dewees, was also the Sheriff of Philadelphia County. [6] Another member of the clan, Col. William Dewees, Jr., [spelled sometimes as "DeWeese"], her brother, was the co-owner of Valley Forge at the time of the American Revolution. [7]
From where, you might ask, did Benjamin Henry Latrobe's get his great talent for architecture? Let me suggest, it was from his maternal grandfather, the German-born, John Henry Antes. Besides being given the middle name, "Henry," in honor of his grandfather, I think he also inherited a genius for building things from him, too--edifices that would last the test of time. It is no accident, that the ancestral home of Latrobe's maternal grandparents was placed on the National Historic Register on April 27, 1992. That landmark residence was built by John Henry Antes in 1736. It's on the national register, not only because of its age, and its style, but also because it was used as the first integrated school in America--and this happened in 1745, 30 years before the famous "shot heard round the world" was fired at Concord in 1775. Latrobe's grandfather also played a significant role in the founding of Moravian settlements in the towns of Bethania and Bethabara, "near present day Winston-Salem, North Carolina." [8]
On the authority of the Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc., John Henry Antes, Latrobe's maternal grandfather, was considered among "the greatest master builders of the early colonial period and was responsible for the construction of many of the early Moravian buildings and mills in Bethlehem, PA." He was also esteemed as "one of the most important religious/political leaders in the middle colonies in the 18th century." The Goschenhoppen Historians spearheaded the restoration of the Antes Home and its use as "a living history museum." Its work began in 1974 with the purchase of the house, "plus 1.2 acres of land" on which it is situated. [9]
According to the Pottsgrove, PA Historical Society, the Antes' residence, at Upper Frederick, not far from Pottstown, was also utilized as the headquarters for General George Washington between the battles of Brandywine and Germantown, from September 22-25, 1777. [10] Three of John Henry Antes' sons were patriots and fought in the Revolutionary War. One of his siblings, Colonel Frederick Antes, a member of the Pennsylvania County Associators, was living in the house at the time of that great conflict. Frederick was credited with "helping to cast" the first cannon, a "4-lb", at Worwick Furnace, in 1776, which was used by the gallant Continental Army. He was so valued a patriot, that the British General, William Howe, put a bounty on his head of 200 pounds. [11] Another of Antes sons, John, a Moravian missionary, was a noted musical composer. His works include "more than twenty-five anthems and twelve sacred chorales." [12]
Getting back to the Basilica ceremony. One of the speakers was Alan M. Hantman, FAIA. He now holds the office of "Architect of the U.S. Capitol." Mr. Hantman said of Latrobe and of his stunning Basilica achievement: "This building ranks first among his works of ecclesiastical architecture. It's grace, it's beauty are all the more remarkable when you consider it was designed at the same time he was fully engaged with his work at the United States Capitol." [13]
Sadly, Latrobe's life, so filled with achievement, was cut relatively short, when he contracted yellow fever in New Orleans. He died there, at age 56, on Sept. 3, 1820. His maternal grandfather would have been very proud of all his grandson's significant accomplishments and of his lasting service to our Republic. Together, as far as I know, they are the only grandfather/grandson, in the history of our country, to have buildings that they have designed registered as a National Historic Landmark.
Finally, Latrobe's roots spring from a number of familial sources, including his father's old French Huguenots' ties to Ireland beginning at the end of the 17th century. [14] Nevertheless, Latrobe's German Pennsylvania connections, via his mother, Anna Margaretta Antes, and his maternal grandfather, John Henry Antes, a talented builder in his own right, undoubtedly, played a critical part in sourcing his journey into the vanguard of one of America's, and the world's, premier architects. It is so appropriate, too, that Latrobe, whose name is mostly associated, in the public mind, with his inspiring work on the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C., would also have three maternal uncles who were patriots that fought for America's freedom in the Revolutionary War (1775-83).
Notes:
[1]. The Basilica is now officially known as the "Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary."

"A Freed Family History" by Joyce Wilson Graff & June Freed Wilcox.
"The Moravian Children's School in Friederichstown: An Experience in Living Heritage" prepared by the Antes House, Inc., a Booklet, August, 1974; and, "Newsletter, Goschenhoppen Historians, Inc.," Undated.
"Battle of Paoli" by Thomas J. McGuire, at p. 55.


[9]. "Moravian Children's" Booklet.
[10]. Ibid. and "Freed" at p. 66 ; "Battle of Paoli," at p. 166; and


=3 - My wife, Ann Hege Hughes, is also a direct descendant of John Henry Antes and Christina Elizabetha Dewees. She takes under their son, "John Henry," who obtained the rank of Lt. Col. of the Second Battalion of Northlumberland Associators and later served as Commander of Antes Fort.

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  Polly Ann Sowder Deweese (1775 - 1836)
 
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  Mary Elizabeth Deweese Lindsey (1847 - 1922)*
  Malinda Pauline Deweese Whobrey (1851 - ____)*
  Lucinda Bartholomew Deweese Flener (1856 - 1923)*
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  Jesse G. Deweese (1818 - 1863)
 
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I also wanted to tell you that Green Ann Martin m. Jesse Deweese is through the marriage of Christopher R. Pittman and Margaret Martin. Margaret Martin's father was John Martin m. Anna Page . They came from Amherst, Va. Their son John Lewis Martin was the...(Read more)
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I am a descendant of the Pittman family through John Pittman and Mary Phelps>Christopher R. Pittman and Margaret Martin>Francis M. Pittman and Emma Younger>Joseph Chester Pittman and Emma Mezo>Enola (Grada) Pittman(my grandmother). The Whoberry family is ...(Read more)
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