James Hewitt

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

The Life Summary 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 Kinne, 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
1771–1858
Phebe Mead
1774–1855
Marriage: June 1794
Alvin H Hewitt
1795–1879
Henry M Hewitt
1802–
Sarah Hewitt
1805–1859
James Hewitt
1808–
William H Hewitt
1813–
Mary G Hewitt
1815–
Benjamin Hewitt
1817–
Mahala Hewitt
1797–1868
Phoebe Palmer Hewitt
1801–1871
Seth H Hewitt
1811–1872

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    June 1794Pittsford, Rutland, Vermont, United States
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1776
    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

    English:from the Middle English personal name Hewet, Huet, Hughet, Howet, pet forms of Hugh (Middle English Hewe, Hue; see Hugh and compare Hew ). The spelling Hughet stood for both Huet and the synonymous Huget; see Huggett . This surname has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century.habitational name from Hewitts in Chelsfield or Hewitts in Willesborough (both Kent), both named from Old English hīewett ‘cutting’, denoting a place where trees had been cut down. Here there lived families called de la Hewatte (1270), de la hewett (1301), and atte Hewete (1338). The name may also be topographic for someone who lived in a newly made clearing in a wood.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Howatt
    Huitt
    Hewatt
    Hughett
    Hewitson
    Howett
    Huett
    Hewett
    Howat
    Howitt
    Hugh
    Huet

    Sources (6)

    • 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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