James Hewitt

23 February 1771–8 April 1858 (Age 87)
Voluntown, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of James

When James Hewitt was born on 23 February 1771, in Voluntown, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Henry Hewitt, was 40 and his mother, Sarah Keeney, was 38. He married Phebe Mead in June 1794, in Pittsford, Rutland, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 8 April 1858, in Pittsford, Rutland, Vermont, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Pittsford, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Hewitt
Phebe Mead
Marriage: June 1794
Alvin H Hewitt
Pheobe Palmer Hewitt
Henry M Hewitt
Sarah Hewitt
James Hewitt
William H Hewitt
Mary G Hewitt
Benjamin Hewitt
Mahala Hewitt
Seth H Hewitt

Spouse and Children

June 1794
Pittsford, Rutland, Vermont, United States



    Mahala Hewitt


    Pheobe Palmer Hewitt


    Henry M Hewitt


    Sarah Hewitt


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 10

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 23

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

1 English, Welsh, and Scottish: from the medieval personal name Huet, a diminutive of Hugh . See also Hew . The surname has also long been established in Ireland.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived in a newly made clearing in a wood, Middle English hewett (Old English hīewet, a derivative of hēawan ‘to chop’,‘to hew’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Hewitt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Hewitt in entry for Sarah Booth, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • James Hewitt in entry for Mahala Hewitt, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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