West Virginia Pioneers

James Robert Dewees

Male 1850 - 1927  (76 years)


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  • Name James Robert Dewees 
    Born 29 Mar 1850  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Jan 1927  [2
    Buried Putnam County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • 1870 Mill Creek, Jackson, WV
      l/w Samuel Barber family
      Dewese, James R 20 laborer WV

      Death Record
      Name: J. R./Dewees
      Sex: Male
      Death Date: 12 Jan 1927
      Death Place: Ward, Kanawha, West Virginia
      Age at Death: 76y 10m 17d
      Birth Place: Jackson Co.
      Marital Status: W
      Occupation: Miner


      findagrave.com
      James Robert Dewees
      Birth: Mar. 29, 1850
      Death: Jan. 12, 1927


      Family links:
      Parents:
      Benjamin Casto Dewees (1827 - 1907)

      Spouse:
      Florence Marcella Sisson Dewees (1851 - 1918)*

      Children:
      Morton Harley Dewees (1876 - 1970)*
      Everett Allen Dewees (1879 - 1959)*
      Harry Burton Dewees (1883 - 1963)*
      Alma E. Dewees Donegan (1885 - 1966)*
      Della Agnes Dewees Gatens (1889 - 1973)*
      Virgil Alfred Dewees (1892 - 1976)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Inscription:
      Father - Death is Eternal Life, Why Should We Weep?

      Burial:
      Schowen Cemetery
      Bancroft
      Putnam County
      West Virginia, USA
      Plot:

      Created by: John Dawson
      Record added: Jun 22, 2001
      Find A Grave Memorial# 5562827
    Person ID I13288  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2013 

    Father Benjamin Casto Dewees,   b. 14 Jul 1827, Mason, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1907, Wirt County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Grace Casto,   b. 1820, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1889, Putnam County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1848  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: 11/5/1848
      Place: Jackson, West Virginia, United States
      Benj (indexed Bery) Deweese
      Grace Casto

      1860 Jackson, VA# 281-259
      Benjamin C, 32
      Nancy Ann, 20
      James R, 9
      Christopher, 2
      J W A (m), 3 days
      Hershman, Mary, 26

      1870 Gilmore, Jackson, WV # 211-213
      Dewese, Benj C 42 VA
      Nancy A 22 VA
      James 20 VA
      Christopher 12 VA
      Wesley 10 VABenj C Jr 6 WV
      U S Grant 2 WV
    Family ID F4540  Group Sheet

    Family Florence Marcella Sisson,   b. 8 Jul 1851, Hancock County, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1918, Putnam County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 21 Jun 1874  Mason County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: 6/21/1874 at Clifton Mason co WV
      Place: Mason, West Virginia, United States
      James R Dewees, 24, Jack Co VA, Jackson Co WV
      Florence M Sepon [Sesson], 22, Hancock Co Ill, Mason Co WV

      1880 Malden, Kanawha, WV
      Dewees, James R 30 WVWVWV
      Florence 28 Ill OH OH
      Donnally 5 son OH
      Harley 3 son WV
      Everett 1 son WV

      1900 Fayetteville, Fayette, WV
      Dewees, J R 3/1850 m 27y OH OH OH
      Florence M 7/1851 m 27y 10-10 children Ill OH OH
      Arthur D son 3/1875 OH
      Harly M son 11/1876 WV
      Eert A son 12/1878 WV
      Gertrue A da 10/1881 WV Adelia C 10/17/1881
      Harry B son 1/1883 WV Harry Burton 1/8/1883
      Alma E da 5/1885 WV
      Grace da 12/1886 WV
      Dillie da 4/1889 WV
      Virgi A son 7/1891 WV
      Iris T da 6/1895 WV 10 Jun 1895 Put
      French, Robert boarder 12/1878 WV WV WV
      James boarder 3/1880 WV

      1910 Pocatalico, Putnam, WV
      Duece, James R 69 m1- 36y VA (Ohio is written over or under VA) VA VA coal miner
      Florence M 59 m 36y 10-8 children Ill VA OH
      Virgil son 18 WV VA ILL coal miner
      Iris 14 WV

      Birth Record
      Name: Everett Allen DeWees
      Birth Date: 28 Dec 1879
      Birth Place: Dana, Kanawha, West Virginia
      Sex: Male
      Mother: Florence Marcella Sisson
      Father: James Robert DeWees
    Children 
     1. Arthur Donnally Dewees,   b. Mar 1875, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Morton Harley Dewees,   b. 12 Nov 1876, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1970  (Age 94 years)
     3. Everett Allen Dewees,   b. 28 Dec 1879, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1959, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Adelia Gertrude Dewees,   b. 17 Oct 1881, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Harry Burton Dewees,   b. 8 Jan 1883, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1963, Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Alma E Dewees,   b. May 1885, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1966  (Age ~ 80 years)
     7. Grace Dewees,   b. Dec 1886, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Della Agnes Dewees,   b. 10 Apr 1889, Putnam County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1973, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     9. Virgil Alfred Dewees,   b. 29 Jul 1891, Putnam County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1976, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     10. Iris T Dewees,   b. 10 Jun 1895, Putnam County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F25757  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Jun 1874 - Mason County, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Putnam County, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Dewees, James R
    Dewees, James R

  • Sources 
    1. [S91] Military Pension Records.

    2. [S898] Gravestone posted on Findagrave.com.

    3. [S17] Marriage Records, Jackson Co, WV.

    4. [S654] Marriage Records, West Virginia Division of Culture and History.