Keeper Bio: Dewees, Amelia

Date of Service: 1857-1861

1818:   Born to parents Robert & Amelia Lively in Elizabeth City, VA.

1857-1861:     Amelia Lively Dewees is named Principal Keeper at Old Point Comfort Lighthouse, VA. Her salary is $550/year.

1861:   Resigns as Principal Keeper on May 12th.

1865:   Amelia Lively Dewees dies on August 10th in Elizabeth City, VA. at age 47. Her occupation is listed as a seamstress.

Sources: Chesapeake Chapter Keeper’s Database;;



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