Sophia J. Hewitt

1824–20 October 1922 (Age 98)
Pleasant Township, Brown, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Sophia J.

When Sophia J. Hewitt was born in 1824, in Pleasant Township, Brown, Ohio, United States, her father, Richard Hewitt Jr., was 30 and her mother, Eda Welch, was 24. She married Enoch B. Hackshaw on 26 September 1844, in Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Chouteau, Montana, United States in 1880 and Belt, Cascade, Montana, United States in 1920. She died on 20 October 1922, in Cascade, Cascade, Montana, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Lower Belt Cemetery, Belt, Cascade, Montana, United States.

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Enoch B. Hackshaw
Sophia J. Hewitt
Marriage: 26 September 1844
Agnes Verbena Hackshaw
Cornelius N. Hackshaw
John A Hackshaw
Angus P. Hackshaw
Baby Boy Hackshaw
William Bucknor Hackshaw
Triphena Anna Hackshaw
Fredonia Maud Hackshaw

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 September 1844Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    Age 16
    Historical Boundaries 1840: Travis, Republic of Texas 1845: Travis, Texas, United States
    Age 39
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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.

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    Sources (25)

    • Sophia Jane Hewett in entry for John Hackshaw, "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004"
    • Sophia Hacksaw in household of Enoe Hacksaw, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Sophia in entry for Granville Turner and Maud Gray, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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