TABLE OF CONTENTS
RG 069:172, Alonzo Baldwin Dewey Letters
Finding aid prepared by Allen Ramsey.
Copyright © 2014 by the Connecticut State Library
Captain Alonzo Baldwin Dewey was born on April 14, 1803 to Israel Dewey and Betsey Baldwin in Berlin, Vermont. Alonzo was a farmer in Brookfield, Vermont; moved to Fulton County, Illinois in 1837, then to McDonough County, and was living with his sons in Russell, Russell County, Kansas in 1884. He was captain of the 3rd Regiment, 1st Brigade, in Berlin, Vermont, from 1825-1828. On October 30, 1832, he married Emeline Washburn. Alonzo Baldwin Dewey died in Farmer City, Illinois on March 20, 1891.1
Alonzo Baldwin Dewey and Emeline Washburn were married October 30, 1832 and had five sons and one daughter. Edwin Alonzo Dewey, son of Alonzo and Emeline, was born on November 7, 1836 and married Delphina Lautz on May 12, 1864. Edwin and Delphina had 3 sons and 3 daughters. Mary Estella (Dewey) Seevers, daughter of Edwin and Delphina, was born June 27, 1871 and married Joseph Morton Seevers on October 26, 1887. Mary and Joseph had a daughter Delphina Seevers Warnkin.
1 Adelbert Dewey, Life of George Dewey, Rear Admiral, U.S.N., and, Dewey Family History (Salem, MA: Higginson Book Company, 1994), 584.
Letters between various members of the Alonzo Baldwin Dewey Family mostly regarding family matters and news of local residents around Chaplin, Connecticut. Writers include Alonzo Baldwin Dewey, Emeline Washburn, W.H. Dewey (son of Alonzo and Emeline Dewey), Edwin A. Dewey (son of Alonzo and Emeline Dewey), Israel Dewey (Alonzo's father), Sally Goodell (Emeline's sister), Walter Goodell, Philo Washburn, Mary Washburn, Lucy Washburn and Andrew Washburn (Emeline's parents), Mary and Lucy Chadwick (Emeline's sisters), Betsy Lowell (Alonzo Dewey's half-sister), C.M. Goodell (cousin of Emeline's), George Washburn (Emeline's brother), Cornelia Washburn, Mary Dewey Seevers, and Isaac Goodell.
The letters are arranged chronologically.
Restrictions on Access
Restrictions on Use
See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.
Battle Creek (Mich.)
Fort Worth (Tex.)
New York (N.Y.)
Pavilion (Mich. : Township)
Silver Spring (Md.)
West Townsend (Mass.)
Dewey, Alonzo Baldwin
Seevers, Mary Dewey
Transcripts of four letters completed by Oren "Skip" Stembel are included in the collection but have not been verified for accuracy by the State Archives. The collection also includes two digital video discs containing scanned images of the letters except for three letters which were too fragile to scan.
The letters were donated to the Connecticut State Library by Oren "Skip" Stembel on behalf of Delphina Seevers Warnkin on August 27, 2014.