1790 - 1842 (52 years)
||Jonathan HEWITT |
||6 Apr 1790
||Milford, Butler, OH 
- 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
||Summers, Preble, OH
||Gratis, Preble, OH 
- 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
||16 Sep 1842
||near Keokuk, Lee, IA
||near Keokuk, Lee, IA
||4 February 2018
||13 Apr 2016 |
||Jane BROWN, b. [1795-1804], d. 1846 |
| ||1. Hamilton HEWITT, b. 15 Jul 1816, d. 9 Jul 1886 (Age 69 years)|
| ||2. Margaret Ann HEWITT, b. , Ocean , d. 1892|
| ||3. William John HEWITT, b. , OH , d. 16 Sep 1894|
| ||4. Robert Brown HEWITT, b. , OH , d. 1902|
| ||5. Thomas Brown HEWITT, b. , Collinsville, OH , d. 3 Oct 1898, Camden, Preble, OH |
| ||6. Susannah HEWITT, b. 19 Jan 1830, d. 21 Feb 1917 (Age 87 years)|
| ||7. James HEWITT, b. , OH , d. 1886, Garnett, Anderson, KS |
| ||8. Mary Jane HEWITT, b. 26 Aug 1835, d. 6 Aug 1915 (Age 79 years)|
| ||9. Jonathan HEWITT, b. , OH |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- 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?
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
PRONI Freeholders: Nil
- History of Preble County, Ohio
- 1 January 1881
H. Z. Williams & bro.
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.
- [S2923] Census, US Federal, 1820, Department of Commerce, (1820).
- [S2924] Census, US Federal, 1840, Department of Commerce, (1840).