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Jonathan HEWITT

Jonathan HEWITT

Male 1790 - 1842  (52 years)

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  • Name Jonathan HEWITT 
    Born 6 Apr 1790 
    Gender Male 
    Birth [1781-1790] 
    Birth [1776-1794]  [1
    Birth [1781-1790]  [2
    Immigration 1814 
    Immigration 1818 
    Residence 1820  Milford, Butler, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 1820 United States Federal Census
      Name: Jonathan Hughet
      Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Milford, Butler, Ohio
      Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
      Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
      Number of Persons - Engaged in Manufactures: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 16: 3
      Free White Persons - Over 25: 1
      Total Free White Persons: 5
      Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 5
    Residence 1830  Summers, Preble, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1840  Gratis, Preble, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1840 United States Federal Census
      Name: Jonithan Hewitt
      Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Gratis, Preble, Ohio
      Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 6
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
      Total Free White Persons: 10
      Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 10
    Died 16 Sep 1842  near Keokuk, Lee, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried near Keokuk, Lee, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I33288  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2016 

    Father HEWITT,   b. Bef 1770 
    Family ID F14802  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane BROWN,   b. [1795-1804],   d. 1846 
    Married C 1815 
    Children 
     1. Hamilton HEWITT,   b. 15 Jul 1816,   d. 9 Jul 1886  (Age 69 years)
     2. Margaret Ann HEWITT,   b. [1819], Ocean Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1892
     3. William John HEWITT,   b. [1821], OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1894
     4. Robert Brown HEWITT,   b. [1823], OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1902
     5. Thomas Brown HEWITT,   b. [1824], Collinsville, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1898, Camden, Preble, OH Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Susannah HEWITT,   b. 19 Jan 1830,   d. 21 Feb 1917  (Age 87 years)
     7. James HEWITT,   b. [1833], OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1886, Garnett, Anderson, KS Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Mary Jane HEWITT,   b. 26 Aug 1835,   d. 6 Aug 1915  (Age 79 years)
     9. Jonathan HEWITT,   b. [1830], OH Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F9569  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Some databases on Ancestry.com say that Jonathan was from Clonroot, Kilmore, Armagh. There is a Jonathan Hewitt at Clonroot in the PRONI freeholders index, but he appears there through the 1830s.
      IFHF: 11 April 2016

      John Hewitt chr 1791 s John Hewitt m Susan?
    • http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2102659&id=I0039

      Jonathan came from Ireland to U. S. in 1818 (The History of Preble County says 1814, but it is believed to be 1818). It is unclear how many brothers and sisters Jonathan had. It is known he had one brother, William, who came to the U. S. single, and married there. They also had a sister whose married name was Bell. [Possibly Isabella Hewitt m Benjamin Hill.] When Jonathan came over from Ireland, he first settled in Butler County, Ohio and then Preble County, Ohio in 1827. Jonathan and Jane lived on the John Murray farm one mile NW of Camden, OH. In 1840, Jonathan left his Ohio home and came on horseback to Davis County, Iowa. Here he bought land intending to bring his family West. On his way back to Ohio, near Keokuk, Iowa, his horse stumbled and fell. Jonathan was fatally injured. He is buried near Keokuk, Iowa. His wife Jane came to the land her husband had purchased. The children known to have come with her are Susanah, James, and Mary Jane. Hamilton, who was by that time married, came near that time and settled in Davis County, Iowa. In 1844, Jane moved her family to Van Buren County, Iowa. She died there in 1846.

      Jonathan may have had a brother named Thomas. The real proof is lacking. Thomas had five sons named William, John, Thomas, and two others who died before reaching manhood. John came to America and settled in Canada. William and Thomas settled near Mendon, Illinois in 1849 or 1850. Thomas was married to Sarah Kells. They had six children, Thomas David, Robert William, and four daughters whose names are not known. Robert lived in Burlington, Iowa in 1925. [This Thomas Hewitt was born in Cavan, Ireland, and married Martha Morton.]

      Jonathan and William disagreed in politics. William was a rank Democrat. The other Hewitts were Whigs until the organization of the Republican party. When the Civil War came, it caused a split between these two branches of the family.

      William died in the fall of 1865. He was for a short time a teacher and later became a prosperous farmer near Liberty, Indiana. The only children known of William's family were John, Henry, David, Cyrus, and a daughter Sarah. Cyrus became prematurely old on account of dissipation, raised a family, and later he and his wife separated. There are only the names of two children known, George and William. William became an efficient druggist. He later ran a wholesale drug establishment in Philadelphia. George was in the shoe business in Anderson, Indiana. The name of the business was Brown and Hewitt Shoe Store. David was a farmer. He had one son, David. Henry was a dentist and well educated. He was married three times because of his liking to liquor. Henry had two children. He died in 1898 or 1899. Henry lived in Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio.
    • IFHF: Nil
      Tithes: Nil
      PRONI Freeholders: Nil
    • History of Preble County, Ohio
      - 1 January 1881
      H. Z. Williams & bro.
      - Publisher

      Jonathan and Jane Hewitt, natives of Ireland, came to America in 1814, to Butler county the same year, and to this township in 1827, locating on the John Murray farm, one mile northwest of Camden, where they lived the balance of their lives. Mr. Hewitt died in 1842, and his wife, ten years later. They had nine children, of whom the eldest, Hamilton, now living in Iowa, was born in Ireland, and the second, Margaret Ann (Hamilton), also in Iowa, upon the ocean. The other descendants are, John, in Iowa, Robert in Indiana, Thomas, in Camden, Irvin and Susan (Skinner), in Iowa, James, in Nebraska, and Mary Jane, in Illinois. Thomas Hewitt married for his first wife Ann Hazelton, and his present wife was Mrs. Hannah Aukey, nee Devall. It is a remarkable fact that in this family of nine children, the oldest over seventy years of age, there has never occurred a single death. The six brothers have all been seen together in the harvest field at the old homestead, a half dozen as sturdy and strong men as the county could furnish.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2923] Census, US Federal, 1820, Department of Commerce, (1820).

    2. [S2924] Census, US Federal, 1840, Department of Commerce, (1840).