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.
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.".
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