Hewitt, Ezra, 1794 - 1879

Colonel Ezra Hewitt (October 16, 1794-June 28, 1879) 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 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.  A few years after his wife died in 1839, Hewitt resigned that position on April 23, 1844, replaced by his brother, Elias.  He then removed to Norwich, and then 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