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
1771–1858
Phebe Mead
1774–1855
Marriage: June 1794
Alvin H Hewitt
1795–1879
Pheobe Palmer Hewitt
1800–
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
Seth H Hewitt
1811–1872

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
June 1794
Pittsford, Rutland, Vermont, United States
children

(10)

    Male1795–1879Male

    Mahala Hewitt

    Female1797–1868Female

    Pheobe Palmer Hewitt

    Female1800–Female

    Henry M Hewitt

    Male1802–Male

    Sarah Hewitt

    Female1805–1859Female

+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

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.

Possible Related Names

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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