NameJoshua DEWEES 1198
Birth Date3 May 1742
Birth PlaceMispillion Hundred, Kent Co., DE, USA
Death Date4 Dec 1791 Age: 49
Death PlaceFayette County, PA, USA
FatherSamuel DEWEES (1719-1753)
Misc. Notes
Joshua Deweese 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.3755


(1) "History of Baptists in Delaware", by Rev. Morgan Edwards (1795]

(2) "The Dewees Family" Mrs. Phillip LaMunyan (1905)

(3) "Pioneer Families of the Midwest" by Blanche Walden, Vol. 2 (1941)

Enlistment: Bet. 1777 - 1779, Pvt in Captain Daliner's Battalion, Kent County militia, Delaware Line

Military service: Bet. 1777 - 1779, Revolutionary War vet - Delaware Line1

Military service-1: Suffered frozen feet @ Valley Forge, lost portion of one foot.

Ordination: December 26, 1785, Minister @ Cowmarsh Baptist Church, Kent County, Del.

Probate: January 04, 1792, WIll was proved in Fayette County, Pa. (property situated now in Monongahela County, West Virginia)

Property: May 22, 1791, Sale of plantation in Kent County, Del. to William Burroughs Jr. for £250.

Tax List: 1790, Kent County, Delaware

Will: 1792, Fayette County, Pennsylvania1198
Birth Date1745
Birth PlaceKent County, DE, USA
Death Date1774
Death PlaceKent County, DE, USA
Family ID7520
Marr Date1765
Marr PlaceKent County, DE, USA
ChildrenAnna (1766-~1790)
 Thomas (1767-1837)
 Lewis (1769-1840)
 Samuel (1772-1819)
Family ID10083
Marr Date1774
Marr PlaceMispillion Hundred, Kent Co., DE, USA
ChildrenWilliam (1775->1797)
Death Dateabt 1802
Death PlaceFayette County, PA, USA
FatherJohn NEW
Family ID10084
Marr Dateabt 1777
Marr PlaceMispillion Hundred, Kent Co., DE, USA
ChildrenJames (1777-1852)
 Jethro (1779->1840)
 Joshua (1781-)
 Elizabeth (1783-)
 Mary (1788-)
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