Hewitt, Ezra, 1794 - 1879
Colonel Ezra Hewitt was the son of Elias Hewitt and Desire Hull of Stonington, Connecticut, and the husband of Phebe Randall. The couple lived in North Stonington, where Hewitt, a farmer, became a selectman, representative to the General Assembly, and a colonel in the State militia.
The New London Superior Court appointed him an overseer to the Eastern Pequot community on February 2, 1834. Hewitt survived an attempt by the tribe to removed him in 1841 for not adequately performing his responsibilities after a counter-petition from North Stonington's selectmen convinced authorities to maintain him as the tribe's agent. However, he resigned from that position on April 23, 1844. The Court replaced him with his brother, Elias. Hewitt, a widower since 1839, then removed to Norwich, and subsequently to New York shortly thereafter, where he married Harriet Randall. They returned to Connecticut and Hewitt ran for Connecticut Senate. Unsuccessful in his quest, he closed out his properties in Stonington and removed back to New York, where he was active in church and agricultural affairs. He died after a lingering illness in 1879.
Charles R. Johnson, History of the First One Hundred Years of the First Congregational Church, Norwich, New York (Norwich, NY: Chenango Union, 1914), 111-118. Image courtesy of Mccroskey Family Tree, Ancestry.
Born:October 16, 1794
Died:June 28, 1879