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Some Descendants of Thomas HEWITT

Second Generation


2. Thomas HEWITT Jr. (Thomas ) was born 2 May 1660 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was christened 18 Sep 1681 in Road Church, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 3 Jun 1686 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

DESCENDANTS OF CAPTAIN THOMAS HEWITT OF STONINGTON, CONN., Compiled by Virginia Hewitt Watterson, 1996. Found in the Joseph Smith Library, Salt Lake City, UT. Page 1.
    Born in Stonington, Conn., 2 May 1660 (VR) and baptized at the 1st Congregational Church of Stonington as an adult on 18 Sep 1681, son of Thomas Hewitt and Hannah Palmer, died at Stonington, 3 June 1686 (VR). Thomas married LYDIA UTLEY at Scituate, Mass. in June 1683 (VR). Lydia was born in Scituate, Mass., 28 Dec. 1659 (VR), Daughter of Samuel Utley and Hannah Hatch, the date of her death is unknown.
    Thomas died at an early age of 26 years. Although Wheeler's HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN, credits only one child for this family, the 1st. Congregational Church of Stonington records the baptism of two children, Thomas and Lydia, on 20 Jun 1686, shortly after the death of their father. The widow Lydia married 2nd, Jonas Pickles on 15 Sept. 1690 at Stonington (VR). References:
Vital Records of Stonington, Conn.
Vital Records of Scituate, Mass.
Records of 1st Congregational Church of Stonington (also called the Roads Church), LDS film #547,508.
Stonington Town Records,  p. 107, LDS film #1,309,871.
Scituate, Mass. Town Records, LDS film #5593, part 1, p. 194.
Wheeler, HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., p. 419.
Edward J. Cleveland, GENEALOGY OF THE CLEVELAND AND CLEAVELAND FAMILIES, Hartford; 1899, Vol. 1, pp. 67 & 68.

Thomas married Lydia UTLEY, daughter of Samuel UTLEY and Hannah HATCH, on 30 May 1683 in Scituate, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. Lydia was born 28 Dec 1659 in Scituate, Bristol Co., Massachusetts.

DESCENDANTS OF CAPTAIN THOMAS HEWITT OF STONINGTON, CONN.. Compiled by Virginia Hewitt Watterson, 1996. Found in the Joseph Smith Library, Salt Lake City, Ut. Page 1.

They had the following children:

+ 4 M i Thomas HEWITT III was born 3 Feb 1685/1686 and died 1767.
  5 F ii
Lydia HEWITT was born 25 Jun 1684 in Scituate, Bristol Co., Massachusetts and was christened 20 Jun 1686 in 1st Congregational Church, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died in her youth.

DESCENDANTS OF CAPTAIN THOMAS HEWITT OF STONINGTON, CONN.. Compiled by Virginia Hewitt Watterson, 1996. Found in the Joseph Smith Library, Salt Lake City, Ut. Page 2.

3. Benjamin HEWITT (Thomas ) was born 22 Aug 1662 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was christened 24 Jul 1692 in Road Church, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 26 Apr 1725 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Old Plains Burying Ground, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Wheeler, page 418 & 419.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck, Donald L. Jacobus, The Pequot Press, Inc. Stonington, CT, 1963. Page 20.

Elmer Palmer has 10 Aug 1662 for Benjamin's date of birth. Need to find source.

DESCENDANTS OF CAPTAIN THOMAS HEWITT OF STONINGTON, CONN.. Compiled by Virginia Hewitt Watterson, 1996. Found in the Joseph Smith Library, Salt Lake City, Ut. Page 1 & 3.
    Born in Stonington, Conn. in 1662 (Wheeler), son of Thomas Hewitt and Hannah Palmer, died in Stonington, 26 Apr 1725 in his 62nd year (tombstone). Benjamin married MARIE FANNING, 24 Apr 1663 at Stonington (VR). Marie was born in New London, Conn., 28 Apr 1663 (VR), daughter of Edmund and Ellen Fanning. Her father escaped the Irish Massacre of Protestants in Ireland in 1641 and after arriving in the Colonies, settled in New London, Conn. Marie died at Stonington, 14 Dec 1743 in her 78th year (tombstone). Both she and Benjamin were buried in the Old Plains Burying Ground at Stonington. Their headstones were still standing as late as 1905.
    Benjamin was baptized at age 30 at the 1st Congregational Church of Stonington along with his first 3 children, 24 Jul 1692. He was called Lieutenant Hewitt in the town records for his service in the local militia. Elected a Selectman, he represented Stonington at the General Court in 1708 and in 1716. Benjamin became a prosperous and respected landowner in his community.
    His will was written 25 April 1725, the day before Benjamin died. It was probated 20 May 1725 (New London Probate Records, Will Book C, p. 171). His wife Marie and all of their children were mentioned in the will except Thankful who had died as a child. The inventory valued his estate at 1543 pounds, 7 shillings, which was a sizeable estate at that time and in light of the fact that Benjamin had already deeded land to several of his son's in 1724.
    All of Benjamin's children were baptized at the 1st Congregational Church of Stonington, Conn., also known as the Road Church. The Vital Records of Stonington listed the births of children Benjamin, Jr., Israel, Joseph, Elkanah and Henry Huett, son of Benjamin and Marie Huett.
References:
Vital Records of Stonington, New London and Preston, Conn.
Records of the 1st Congregational Church of Stonington, LDS film #547,508.
New London Probate Records, Will Book C, p. 171.
Walter F. Brooks, HISTORY OF THE FANNING FAMILY, Worcester, Mass: 1905, pp. 87-90.
Elizabeth Pearson White, JOHN HOWLAND OF THE MAYFLOWER, Camden, ME, 1990, pp. 454 & 455.
NEHG&R, GENEALOGY OF CONN. FAMILIES, Baltimore: 1983, Vol. 1, pp. 145 & 146, Rev. Creighton Spencer-Mounsey, "The Billings Family of Conn.".

Researching this line is Ginny Hewitt at GinChip@aol.com
Researching this line is William Hewitt at whewitt@dcmdw.dcma.mil
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Benjamin married Mary FANNING, daughter of Edmund FANNING and Ellen BUTLER, on 24 Sep 1684 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. Mary was born 28 Apr 1663 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut and was christened 29 Oct 1682 in Congregational Church, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 14 Dec 1745 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Old Plains Burying Ground, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

History of Stonington CT, by Wheeler, page 419.

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They had the following children:

+ 6 M i Benjamin HEWITT Jr. was born 10 Aug 1688 and died before 12 May 1761.
+ 7 M ii Major Isreal HEWITT was born Apr 1691 and died after 1777.
  8 F iii
Tabitha HEWITT was christened 24 Jul 1692 in Road Church, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 9 F iv Mary HEWITT was christened 12 Aug 1694.
+ 10 M v Joseph HEWITT was born Sep 1696 and died 1787.
+ 11 M vi Elkanah HEWITT I was born Mar 1699/1700 and died after 1776.
+ 12 F vii Hannah HEWITT was christened 29 Jun 1701 and died 17 Dec 1748.
+ 13 M viii Henry HEWITT was born Sep 1703 and died 17 Feb 1776.
  14 F ix
Content HEWITT was christened 3 Apr 1708 in Road Church, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 20 Sep 1749.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck, Donald L.
    Jacobus, The Pequot Press, Inc. Stonington, CT, 1963. Page 20.
       
Content married (1) Rev. Ebenezer RUSSELL on 14 Jun 1727 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck, Donald L.
    Jacobus, The Pequot Press, Inc. Stonington, CT, 1963. Page 20.
       
Content also married (2) Deacon Joseph DENISON, son of Joseph DENISON and Prudence MINER, on 16 Jan 1733 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. Joseph was born 21 Sep 1707. He died 15 Feb 1795.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck, Donald L.
    Jacobus, The Pequot Press, Inc. Stonington, CT, 1963. Page 6.
  15 F x
Hannah HEWITT was christened 3 Jun 1711 in Road Church, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

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