Thomas Jewett

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Jewett was born on 1 May 1794, in Wardsboro, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, Thomas Jewett, was 37 and his mother, Melatiah Woodcock, was 27. He married Sylvia Haradon in March 1822, in Painted Post, Erwin, Steuben, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Hornby, Steuben, New York, United States for about 10 years. He died on 22 May 1873, in Hornby, Hornby, Steuben, New York, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in West Hill Cemetery, Hornby, Steuben, New York, United States.

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Thomas Jewett
Sylvia Haradon
Marriage: March 1822
Anna Maria Jewett
Almira J. Jewett
about 1837–
Elizabeth Jewett
after 1825–1835
Thomas Carlos Jewett
after 1825–1900
Sylvia Delia Jewett
after 1825–
Amos Jewett
Nelson Messer Jewett

Sources (9)

  • Thomas Jewett, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas Jewett - Published information: birth: 1 May 1794; Wardsboro, Windham, Vermont, United States
  • 1823 Marriage for Thomas Jewett in “Jewett Family of America, 1997, No. 3

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Historical Boundaries 1796: Steuben, New York, United States

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


Oldest grave seen in the memorials list

Name Meaning

English (northern): from the Middle English female personal name Jouet, Jouot, Juet. This was an Anglo-Norman French pronunciation of the Biblical name Judith and also a pet form (with the Anglo-Norman French suffix -et(te)) of both Judith and the much commoner female name Julian (from Latin Juliana, a derivative of Julius). See Jew and Julian .

Americanized form of French Jouet or Jouët (see Jouett ) and possibly also of some other similar (like-sounding) French surname.

History: This surname is listed along with the variant Jouett in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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