Dewey, Joel Allen
Age: 21, credited to Georgia, VTVITALS
Birth: 09/20/1840, Georgia, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Hopewell Presbyterian Cemetery, Dandridge, TN
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Gen. Joel A. Dewey, a native of Georgia, Vt., and a nephew of to A. S. Dewey, of this city, died suddenly June 17th, in the Circuit Courtroom, Knoxville, Tennessee, he being in attendance as a witness in an important case then on trial.
Gen. Dewey was about thirty-three years of age, a graduate of Oberlin College, Ohio, and served with distinction in the army from the commencement of the war until peace was declared, rising steadily to Brigadier Generalship, his promotion being due to merit, not influential friends. He first served in the war with Gen. Pope, but afterward joined Sherman's Army. He served for a time on the staff of Gen. Rosecrans. He was, at one time, a military prisoner in Georgia, and at the close of the war commanded the military post of Murfreesboro.
After the war he studied law, graduating at the Albany Law School in 1867. He subsequently located in Danbridge, East Tennessee, where he resided at the time of his death. In 1868 he was appointed Register in Bankruptcy, and in 1869 was elected by the popular vote the District Attorney of the Circuit Court.
He commanded from the start a large and lucrative practice, which by reason of his great ability, and correct business habits, was steadily increasing.
Rutland Daily Globe, Aug. 5, 1873
Courtesy of Deanna French
For a detailed writeup of his death, see the Knoxville (TN) Daily Chronicle, June 18, 1873, page 4, top of column 2.Links.