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Maj Israel Otis Dewey

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Maj Israel Otis Dewey

Birth
Berlin, Washington County, Vermont, USA
Death 12 May 1888 (aged 64)
Burial Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire, USA
Plot Lower Level
Memorial ID 138103115 View Source
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Paymaster in the US Army - CIVIL WAR.
As a resident of Hanover, NH; he was appointed Major and additional Paymaster on 5.28.1864.
Discharged: 10.1.1865.
1.1.1867 appointed Major and Paymaster to the US Army.
3.9.1888 retired.
3.7.1867 Bvt. LT. COL US ARMY.

Son of Israel Dewey & Nancy W. (Hovey).

Major Israel Otis Dewey, son of Israel and Nancy (Hovey) Dewey, was born March 9, 1824, at Berlin, Vt. He died May 12, 1888, in Boston. For a number of years in the fifties and sixties he was engaged in mercantile business in Hanover, N. H., where he also served as Postmaster. This office he resigned in 1864 to become a paymaster of volunteers, acting in this capacity until the close of the Civil War. In 1867 he was made a paymaster in the regular army of the United States, with the rank of Major. At the age of sixty-four years, on March 9, 1888, he was placed on the retired list. He married on July 29, 1851, Susan Augusta Sweetser, who was born March 22, 1825, at Concord, N. H., daughter of General Henry and Susan (West) Sweetser. Her father was a lineal descendant of Seth Sweetser, a native of Tring, Hertfordshire, England, who settled at Charlestown, Mass., in 1637.
Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, (Graves & Steinbarger, Boston, 1901), p. 523.


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