Captain Joseph Hewitt

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Captain Joseph Hewitt, son of Benjamin Hewitt and Marie Fanning, was born probably shortly before his baptism at Stonington, Connecticut, 13 December 1696.1 He died at North Stonington, Connecticut, between 18 November 1784 and 2 January 1787.1

Joseph married (1) Mary Chesebrough, daughter of Samuel Chesebrough and Priscilla Alden, at Stonington, 5 October 1720;1 he married (2) Mehitable Brown, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at Stonington, 4 June 1755.2

Captain Joseph Hewitt served in Major Robert Denison's company of Connecticut Militia, 10 April to 10 Dec 1755. He served again, 23 March to 11 December 1764 in Captain John Tyler's company, of Lt. Col. Israel Putnam's regiment of Connecticut troops. Subsequent records refer to him as Captain for the remainder of his life.

Captain Joseph Hewitt is mentioned in several land records:
He bought from Charles Wheeler part of a tract in Stonington that Joseph had previously sold to Thomas Wheeler, deed of 25 Jan 1748.

Joseph Hewitt, Jr., sold to his "honored father Capt. Joseph Hewitt," property in Stonington, 22 October 1760.

Joseph Hewitt and wife Mehetable released her dower rights in 44 acres that Jesse Swan of Stonington sold to Asa Swan of Stonington on 10 March 1760.3,2

Joseph left a will dated 18 November 1784, and proved 2 January 1787 naming:
wife Mehitable and giving her the use and improvement of 1/3 of the real and personal estate
Son Joseph a gun and £50;
daughters Hannah Wheeler and Prudence Lewis, one dollar each;
daughter Anne Whipple, two dollars;
grandson Josiah Grant Hewitt his house and farm and all other real and personal estate. He was also named executor.

However, the estate was insolvent.3

Family 1

Mary Chesebrough b. 21 Sep 1702, d. 12 Oct 1754
  • Nathaniel Hewitt1 b. 11 Aug 1721
  • Samuel Hewitt1 b. 11 May 1723
  • Mary Hewitt1 b. 20 Jan 1725/26
  • Hannah Hewitt1 b. 28 Nov 1728
  • Joseph Hewitt+1 b. 2 May 1731, d. aft. 8 Nov 1784
  • Alden Hewitt1 b. 15 Nov 1734
  • Priscilla Hewitt1 b. 28 May 1737, d. bef. Nov 1766
  • David Hewitt1 b. 28 Oct 1739
  • Prudence Hewitt1 b. 10 Oct 1742, d. aft. 14 Jun 1802
  • (…) Hewitt1 b. 26 May 1744, d. 26 May 1744
  • Anne Hewitt1 b. 26 May 1746

Family 2

Mehitable Brown b. Aug 1712, d. aft. 1784
This person was last edited on9 Jul 2020


  1. [S632] Esther Littleford Woodworth-Barnes, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Descendants of the Pilgrims Who Landed at Plymouth, Mass. December 1620 Volume 16, Part 1, Family of John Alden (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1999), 598-600, further cited as MF 16 pt 6.
  2. [S646] Virginia Hewitt Watterson, Compiler, Descendants of Captain Thomas Hewitt of Stonington, Connecticut (Carlsbad, California: p.p., 1996), 8, further cited as Watterson, Descendants of Captain Thomas Hewitt.
  3. [S632] Woodworth-Barnes, MF 16 pt 6, 599.