Richard Townsend Hewlett

8 July 1833–8 October 1887 (Age 54)
Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States

The Life of Richard Townsend

When Richard Townsend Hewlett was born on 8 July 1833, in Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States, his father, Newberry Hewlett, was 21 and his mother, Abigail Mott, was 21. He married Martha A. Lawrence on 9 July 1857, in Queens, New York, United States. He died on 8 October 1887, in Long Island City, Queens, New York, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Hewlett, Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Townsend Hewlett
Sarah Elizabeth Cloughan
Marriage: 28 March 1880

Spouse and Children

28 March 1880
Kings, New York, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Newberry Hewlett


    Abigail Mott






    Emeline Hewlett


    Adelaide E Hewlett


    Phoebe Ann Hewlett


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World Events (6)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 13

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 30

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (central western England): from the Middle English personal name Huwelet, Huwelot, Hughelot, a double diminutive of Hugh formed with the diminutive suffixes -el + -et and -ot. The surname is also established in Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Hewlett in household of Newbury Hewlett, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Richard F Hewlett in household of Newbury Hewlett, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Richard T Hewlett, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

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