Biography of Proctor Jewett
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Jewett, Proctor, Gouverneur, was born in Jefferson county, April 21, 1842. He left his father's farm at seventeen and took up milling and followed it for many years, being for some time a member of the firm of La Salle & Jewitt of Canton. Mr. Jewett is now overseer of the poor for Gouverneur and also conducts a livery stable. In 1863 he married Lucy A Rutherford, and in December of the same year enlisted m the 14th N. Y. Heavy Artillery and passed through the Wilderness, participating in the battles of Cold Harbor, Spottsyivania and Petersburg. Mr. Jewett's grandfather, Ezekiel Jewett, was a captain at Sackett's Harbor in the war of 1812. He took up a large tract of land in 1802, where the city of Watertown now stands. There being at that time only three framed houses there, the rise on the same made him forehanded. The father of the subject was a lad at that time and well remembers seemg wolves and hearing them around the house at night. Mr. and Mrs. Proctor Jewett now enjoy all the blessings of a happy life in the flourishing village of Gouverneur.

Our County and it's people
A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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