Gay Dewey

FatherCharles C Dewey (1784-1871)
MotherElecta Sacket (1788-1861)
Gay Dewey, son of Charles C Dewey and Electa Sacket, was born in Westfield, Hampden County, MassachusettsG, on 2 March 1832.1,2
     In 1850 Gay was living in WestfieldG in the household of his parents Charles and Electa, and was recorded in the census as Gay Dewey, a farmer, aged 18 and born in Massachusetts.3

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "1369. Gay Dewey, b. Mar. 2, 1832, d. in Union Army."
  2. Adelbert M Dewey, Life of George Dewey, Rear Admiral, U.S.N., and Dewey Family History, Dewey Publishing Company, Westfield, MA (1898), digital image,, pp766–7, "6939. Gay [Dewey, s. Charles C Dewey & Electa Sackett], b. [Westfield,] March 2, 1832; was a soldier in Civil War; d. at Charles J. Dewey's house, unm.; had been a prisoner; was so far gone with starvation when exchanged that he never recognized any one and soon died."
  3. 1850 United States Federal Census
    Roll 318, p 209b
    Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
    Dewey, Chas C, 60, farmer, real estate $3000, b. MA
    Dewey, Electa, 62, b. MA
    Dewey, Thomas, 23, farmer, b. MA
    Dewey, Gay, 18, farmer, b. MA
    Dewey, Mary, 21, b. MA.
Sackett line6th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited30 May 2022
See also Thurmon King's New Sackett Family Database
2416 Gay Dewey

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