Biography of Mrs. Sarah Hewson (w/o Capt. Archibald)
Erie County, NY Biographies


Hewson, Mrs. Sarah, East Hamburg, p. o. Orchard Park. - The late Capt. Archibald K. Hewson was born in Canajoharie, Montgomery county, N. Y., April 22, 1802. He was educated in the schools of that day and at an early date moved with his parents to Albany, where his father was engaged in the mercantile business in that city. In 1820, at the age of eighteen, he came to Buffalo with merchandise, and was present at the opening of the Erie Canal to the public, and for many years ran a line of packets from Buffalo to Albany. His father died when he was a mere lad. December 25, 1828, he married Sarah Abbott of Hamburg, N. Y., and they had three children; Charles, Alida C. (who died at the age of eight) and Harriet S. Charles married Mary A. Bullis of East Hamburg; Harriet S. married Elihu Johnson. Mr. Hewson died June 8, 1891. He was greatly esteemed as a citizen, highly honorable in all his business transactions and held the office of elder in the Presbyterian church for many years. Mrs. Hewson's father, Samuel Abbott, was born in Vermont, January 14, 1779. He married Sophia Brown of his native place and they had five children. They were among the pioneer settlers of Erie county. having come here in 1807 by marked trees, when all was a dense forest. Samuel Abbott's mother was a granddaughter of Samuel Murry, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence; he was one of the founders of the Presbyterian church on the Holland Purchase, and a prominent man, holding public offices for many years.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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