Jerusha Hewitt

1808–
Milton, Saratoga, New York, United States

The Life of Jerusha

When Jerusha Hewitt was born in 1808, in Milton, Saratoga, New York, United States, her father, Christopher Hewitt, was 35 and her mother, * Sarah Frink, was 31.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Hewitt
1773–1813
* Sarah Frink
1777–1866
Amos Palmer Hewitt
1802–
Henry Frink Hewitt
1804–
Mary Ann Hewitt
1806–1899
Christopher Hewitt
1811–
Jerusha Hewitt
1808–
Charlotte Hewitt
1813–

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+1 More Child

World Events (3)

1808

Age 0

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 19

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

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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