Dewey, Noble S., Middlebury, was born in Middlebury, Addison county, Vt., in February, 1835. His parents were Enoch and Sallie (Cushman) Dewey. He was educated in the common schools, and brought up to farming, remaining at home until becoming of age, when he went to New York city, where he engaged in the wall paper and window curtain business with his brother, J. E. Dewey, and remained there until 1882, when he settled on the place formerly the home of his father, Enoch Dewey. He engaged in farming seventy-five acres in addition to the home place, and also the former Leland place of 135 acres. He occupies a residence which was built by his father as early as 1810. He was married on April 2, 1861, to Alice L. Leland, who was a daughter of F. A. and B. J. Leland. F. A. Leland is now living and is in his seventy-fourth year. They have had six children born to them, of whom three are now living, two daughters and one son — Carrie L., Robert A., and Florence E. Mr. Dewey is a self-made man and a very prosperous citizen.