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Hamilton H. Hewitt

Male 1816 - 1886


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  • Name  Hamilton H. Hewitt  [1, 2, 3
    Born  15 Jul 1816  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Iowa State Census  1856  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • (H. H. "Hewit" was living with his wife, Priscilla, and children: Thomas L., James, Robert, and William M. "Hewit":) H. H. Hewit, age 39, male, married, 12 years in Iowa, born in Ireland, occupation farmer
    Census  1880  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • (Hamilton Hewitt was married to "Percilla," living with her and son, Robbert Hewitt:) Hamilton Hewitt, head of household, married, male, white, age 64, born in Ireland, occupation farmer, father's birthplace Ireland, mother's birthplace Ireland
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [3
    • Name: Hamilton Hewitt; Sex: M; Born: 1816; Died or Buried: 1886; Age: 70; Buried: Brown/Rice (township = Morning Sun); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page MS-8; Notes: born 1816; died 9 July 1886
    Biography 
    • Hamilton Hewitt came with his parents to the U. S. from Ireland when he was about two years old. He grew to manhood in Butler and Preble Counties, Ohio, and married Priscilla. Shortly after marriage, they moved to Van Buren County, Iowa, then Louisa County, Iowa. They were listed in the 1856 Louisa County, Iowa, census as having lived in Iowa for 12 years. Hamilton is listed as the initials "H. H. Hewit". C. H. Grewell was also living in the home of Hamilton and Pricilla in 1856. He married Hamilton's sister, Mary Jane, in 1857.

      In the 1856 Louisa County, Iowa, census there is a James Hewitt 23, M. J. 27, H. H. 3, Wm. A. 1, having been in Iowa for 11 years. There is also a John Hewitt 36, Emma 24, Stewart 5, and a female M.J. 20. The adults were born in Ohio and moved to Iowa in 1845. It is not known for sure if they were related.
    Died  9 Jul 1886  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried  Brown/Rice Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I11701  All Families
    Last Modified  5 Mar 2014 

    Father  Jonathan Hewitt,   b. 6 Apr 1790, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1842, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa Territory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Jane Brown,   b. 29 Aug 1795, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1846, Van Buren County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration  1818  the United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Ireland 
    Moved  1840  Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID  F4239  Group Sheet

    Family  Priscilla Steel,   b. 20 Dec 1814, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1895 
    Married  15 Oct 1839  Preble County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. John Hewitt,   b. 2 Nov 1842,   d. 20 Aug 1846
    >2. Thomas Scott "T. S." Hewitt,   b. 18 May 1848, Van Buren County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1925, near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. James S. Hewitt,   b. 22 Mar 1850, Van Buren County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1894
     4. Robert Irven Hewitt,   b. 16 Oct 1851, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1922, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. William M. Hewitt,   b. 24 Jan 1855, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F4240  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S394] Louisa County, Iowa - A Portrait and Biographical Album of Louisa County 1889, (Acme Publishing Company, Chicago, published in 1889), pages 260-261 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S424] 1856 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      From LDS Familysearch.org, online. Source Information:

      Source Information:
      Census Place: Family History Library Film: Morning Sun, Louisa, Iowa; NA Film Number: 1254350; Page Number: T9-0350 479D.

    5. [S377] World Connect - Hewitt :2102659, (last updated: Sat May 25 15:18:36 2002, contact: Daniel Hewit) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S534] Online Record (Reliability: 3).
      From a note at cemetery information at Louisa county: "Hamilton Hewitt was the eldest child of Jonathan Hewitt and Jane Brown. He was born in Ireland on July 15,1816 and died in Iowa on July 9, 1886. He came to Ohio in 1818 and to Iowa after his marriage to Priscilla Steel. They had six sons, John, William, Thomas Scott, James S., Robert Irven, and William M." dnhewitt1@home.com Dan Hewitt