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RUSSELL DEWEY, miller, Mt. Vernon, born February 11, 1833, in
Erie County, Penn. He is a son of Russell Dewey, Sr., born 
January 2, 1800, in New Canaan, N.Y. He was also a miller, and 
died near Quincy, Adams County,Ill.

The mother of our subject, Elizabeth (MIKS) Dewey, born 
March 5, 1805, in Rocking Ohio, and died in Adams County, IlL 
She was married September 17, 1821, at Rocking, Ohio, by Rev. 
Mr. Spurgin, at the age of fifteen. She was the mother of 
twenty children, of whom seven are now living. Our subject 
was educated in Pennsylvania and New York, and in early life 
devoted his attention to milling, and has followed it in Erie, 
N.Y., near Cincinnati, Ohio, in Missouri and in Mt. Vernon, to 
which place he came in 1860. He was married twice. His first 
wife, Rebecca KIMMONS, died in Adams County.

His present wife, Enunice (MILLS) Dewey, was born January 28 1841 
in Hardin County, Ill. Her parents were George and Hannah (POLLARD) 
Mills, the latter a native of England. George Mills lived eighteen 
years in Mt. Vernon, merchandising most of the time, but at one 
time acting as Deputy Sheriff of Jefferson County, in which he 
died. Mrs. Eunice Dewey is the mother of eleven children, viz.: 
George W., deceased; Addie, born March 14, 1864; Mary 0., born 
October 20, 1865; Emma L, born Decemher 2, 1867; Eliza G., born 
October 26, 1869; Edgar A., born March 12, 1871; Mattie, born 
December 27, 1873; Charles L., born November 16, 1875; Lucy A., 
born May 26, 1878; Harry R., born April 9, 1880; Frank M., born 
September 13, 1882. Mrs. Dewey is a member of the Presbyterian 
Church. He is an A. F. & A. M.; also a Royal Arch Mason,
and a member of the Iron Hall. At present, he holds the office 
of Alderman.

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