Sunday, July 31, 2011

Frederick William Dewers

FREDERICK WILLIAM DEWERS (son of David Dewers and Mary Childs Brady) was born on 4 July 1819 in Cambridge, Washington County, New York. He died on 22 Mar 1847 in Jessup, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, and was buried in the Birchardville Cemetery, Forest Lake, Susquehanna County. Frederick married ORINDA E. COGGSHALL on 23 April 1840 in Middletown, Susquehanna County as reported in the Montrose Volunteer. The three children listed below are undoubtedly their children. The last was born the year Frederick died. These children were found living in Montrose, Susquehanna County at the 1850 U.S. Census with T. B. Coggshall (age 45). The two younger children have not been found in any other census records or other records. It is possible they moved, were adopted, died, or were married. Also living with Mr. Coggshall is a Phoebe Coggshall (age 74), likely his mother. Mr. Coggshall is probably either an older brother of Orinda or her father. Frederick’s epitaph reads “His partner mourns his early end, his children miss their father friend.”

Frederick and Orinda had the following children:

i. Mary L. Dewers, b. abt. 1840.

ii. Frances Dewers, b. abt. 1845, probably in Jessup Twp., Susquehanna, Pennsylvania.

iii. Henry Dewers, b. abt. 1847 probably in Jessup Twp.

This is part of a larger project--a family history and genealogy of the Duers/Dewers family. Any information related to this family would be very helpful. I have found Mary in later censuses and records, but, as mentioned above, not the other two children. If you have any information on Frances or Henry Dewers, please contact me. Thanks.


1. Birchardville Cemetery, gravestone transcription, Genealogical Society, 1968, p. 8 (copy found in LDS Family History Library, book 974.834/B1 V22S).

2 Montrose Volunteer, Montrose, Susquehanna Co., Pa., 30 April 1840.

3. 1850 US Census of Bridgewater Twp., Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania, p. 299, dwelling 107.

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