Thomas DEWESE was born 4 Mary 1809 in Pennsylvania. On 26 October 1830 he married Sarah WATKINS in Wayne County, Ohio. Sarah was born 18 July 1811 in Ohio to Thomas WATKINS and Susannah MILLER.
Thomas and Sarah moved to Hancock County, Ohio in 1836. In 1841, Thomas was a Justice of the Peace.
On 13 April 1853, Thomas died. His widow, Sarah, married Levi Showalter on 15 April 1858 in Hancock County. She died on 31 March 1881 and was buried in Clymer Cemetery in Union Township, Hancock County, Ohio.
Thomas and Sarah had 9 children of which only 2 survived childhood:
Mary A DEWESE was born 12 February 1833. She died 21 March 1841. She was buried in Clymer Cemetery.
Flavius DEWESE was born 17 January 1835 in Wayne County, Ohio. He married his stepsister, Susannah SHOWALTER, on 1 January 1860 in Hancock County. He died 17 July 1911 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Toledo.
Susannah DEWESE was born 25 May 1837 and died 20 May 1843. She was buried in Clymer Cemetery.
Thomas DEWESE was born 21 June 1839 and died 2 January 1840. He was buried in Clymer Cemetery.
Eve DEWESE was born 30 August 1843. She married John BOOKMILLER on 27 October 1861 in Hancock County, Ohio. She died 8 November 1882 in Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio.
Elizabeth DEWESE was born 26 December 1845. She died 20 June 1846 and was buried in Clymer Cemetery.
Adam DEWESE was Elizabeth’s twin brother. He was born 26 December 1845 and died 17 June 1846. He was buried in Clymer Cemetery.
Sarah J DEWESE was born about 1847. She was buried in Clymer Cemetery.
Francis M DEWESE was born about 1850. He was buried in Clymer Cemetery.
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