History of Queens County, New York: With Illustrations, Portraits, and Sketches of Prominent Families and Individuals

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  • Title History of Queens County, New York: With Illustrations, Portraits, and Sketches of Prominent Families and Individuals 
    Publisher W. W. Munsell and Company, 1882 
    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;
    -William, unmarried;
    -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
    -Walter J.,
    -Phebe E.,
    -Robert, and
    -Henrietta A.

    The children of Townsend Jones and Mary E. Hewlett are
    -Townsend, who married Katharine S. Howard, and
    -Joshua Thomas.

    The children of William E. Jones and Sarah Hewlett are
    -Sarah E.,
    -Florence L., and
    -William E. 
    Linked to (36) Maria L
    CHASE, John E
    HARRISON, Harriette
    HEWLETT, Henrietta A
    HEWLETT, Jacob C
    HEWLETT, John II
    HEWLETT, John
    HEWLETT, John D
    HEWLETT, Louis
    HEWLETT, Mary
    HEWLETT, Phebe
    HEWLETT, Phebe E
    HEWLETT, Robert
    HEWLETT, Sarah
    HEWLETT, Walter J
    HEWLETT, Walter R
    HOWARD, Katherine S
    JACKSON, Hannah
    JONES, Florence L
    JONES, Joshua Thomas
    JONES, Sarah E
    JONES, Townsend
    JONES, Townsend
    JONES, William E
    JONES, William E
    LABAGH, Emma
    LABAGH, Isaac
    MUHL, Henrietta
    SMITH, Mary
    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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