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 ArchMason,
and a member of the Iron Hall. At present, he holds the office of Alderman.