History of Queens County, New York: With Illustrations, Portraits, and Sketches of Prominent Families and Individuals
Title History of Queens County, New York: With Illustrations, Portraits, and Sketches of Prominent Families and Individuals Publisher W. W. Munsell and Company, 1882 Page d Source Type Book Source ID S693 Text The subject of this memoir was born at Cold Sprint Harbor, N.Y., September
23d 1800, and died at the same place, December 28th 1879.
His ancestors were among the earliest settlers in their respective sections.
He was the lineal descendant of George Hewlett, who was actively engaged in the
early settlement of the town of Hempstead, L.I.
John the youngest son, from whom Jacob C. descended and who is designated as
John Hewlett the first, settled at Rockaway. His wife’s name was Mary Smith.
They had a son John, who in the line of descent is called John Hewlett second.
He married Hannah Jackson, daughter of the second Colonel John and Elizabeth
Jackson, who lived at Jerusalem, L.I. After their marriage he bought a tract of
land located in East Woods (now known as Woodbury). Here he settled and remained
till his death, May 5th 1790, in the 88th year of his age. His wife, Hannah J.,
died three years previous, viz, March 3d 1787, in the 90th year of her age.
Their remains rest in a family burying ground situated on a narrow projecting
mound a short distance east of the house now designated as Mount Nebo. The place
is now in the possession, and the ground thus dedicated is to be the burial
place, of the descendants of
John Hewlett the second, who among other children left a son John,
born February 17th 1731,who is designated as
John Hewlett the third. He married Sarah Townsend, a daughter of Rumoan and Mary Townsend.
John Hewlett the third died April 4th 1812, and his wife Sarah died September 9th 1808.
They had seven children married, including Devine, who was the father of
the subject of this memoir.
Devine Hewlett married Annie Coles, daughter of Jacob Coles and Sarah Cock.
Annie Coles, the mother of Jacob Coles Hewlett, was of the 7th generation from Robert Coles,
who came from England in 1630 and settled in Massachusetts, afterward going with
Roger Williams to Rhode Island, where he died about 1651.
Devine and Annie Hewlett had twelve children, as follows:
-Sarah, who married John Hewlett for her first husband and Singleton Mitchell for her second;
-Amelia, married Thomas Coles;
-Loretta, married John H. Jones;
-Elizabeth, married Henry Scudder;
-Martha and an infant son, died young;
-Hannah, married Thomas Harrison;
-Phebe, died unmarried;
-John D., married first Jane P. Townsend, second Elizabeth T. Townsend;
-Margaret Anne, married Edward K. Bryar;
-Jacob C. Hewlett, married Elizabeth Jones. She was the daughter of John and Hannah Jones,
and was born December 9th 1798, and died at Cold Spring Harbor January 13th 1869.
The children of Jacob C. Hewlett were:
-Mary E., who married Townsend Jones;
-John D., who married Harriette A., daughter of Thomas Harrison, for his first,
and Emma E., daughter of Isaac and Maria L. Labagh, for his second wife;
-Sarah, who married William E. Jones;
-Walter R., who married Henrietta Muhl; and
-Phebe A., who married John E. Chase.
The children of Walter R. Hewlett now living are
The children of Townsend Jones and Mary E. Hewlett are
-Townsend, who married Katharine S. Howard, and
The children of William E. Jones and Sarah Hewlett are
-Florence L., and
Linked to (39) Maria L
CHASE, John E
HEWLETT, Henrietta A
HEWLETT, Jacob C
HEWLETT, Jacob C
HEWLETT, John II
HEWLETT, John D
HEWLETT, Phebe E
HEWLETT, Walter J
HEWLETT, Walter R
HOWARD, Katherine S
JONES, Florence L
JONES, Joshua Thomas
JONES, Sarah E
JONES, William E
JONES, William E
Family: HEWLETT, John II / JACKSON, Hannah
Family: JONES, Townsend / HEWLETT, Mary
Family: HEWLETT, John D / HARRISON, Harriette
Family: JONES, William E / HEWLETT, Sarah
Family: HEWLETT, Walter R / MUHL, Henrietta
Family: CHASE, John E / HEWLETT, Phebe
Family: JONES, Townsend / HOWARD, Katherine S
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