Biography of Thomas Hewlett
Marseilles Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies





THOMAS HEWLITT was born in New York, December 12, 1827, son of Philip and Margaret (Sutphen) Hewlitt, natives of New Jersey, of English and German parents. His father was born February 26, 1794, engaged in war of 1812; his mother September 11, 1797. They were married about 1818. They came to New York before marriage, and remained till 1847, when they removed to this county, locating where our subject now resides, buying eighty acres of land; had two children, Randall and Thomas. He died October 28, 1857, the mother March 27, 1862. Our subject obtained a limited education, and turned his attention to farming at the age of eighteen. He was married October 13, 1853, to Margaret Morrison, daughter of Mrs. Tacy Morrison, now Mrs. Pumphry, native of Pennsylvania, and born February 26, 1809. Her husband, John W. Pumphry, was in the war of 1812. She came to Ohio at the age of ten, living a number of years in Clinton and Fayette Counties, to this in 1853; is the mother of three daughters, Mrs. Hewlitt being the eldest, with whom she resides. Mr. and Mrs. Bewlitt have two children, Z. P., born January 5, 1862; George M., born December 15, 1855, died January 11, 1862. Mr. Hewlitt "hired" and purchased his present farm of eighty six acres, clearing fifty acres of heavy timber land, and built a neat residence in 1875, costing $1,200. He is a hard worker, has split 400 rails in one day. He makes a specialty of "registered" hogs and fine varieties of wheat; values his land at $50 per acre. He is a Republican in politics, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for the past twenty nine years, and Class Leader six years. Mrs. Hewlitt has also been a member of the same Church since her twelfth year.


From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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