Descendants of Joseph Meredith Hewitt
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Head Researcher: Sarah Olsen,
Researcher: Linda Kracke
June 12, 2006
Generation No. 1
1. JOSEPH MEREDITH1 HEWITT was born 15 Jan 1817 in Lebanon, Warren Co., Ohio, and died Feb 1877 in Red Oak, Montgomery Co., Iowa. He married SARAH HARRIS 19 Sep 1838 in Shelby, Indiana1, daughter of BENJAMIN HARRIS and RUTH ?. She was born 05 Nov 1821 in Brookville, Franklin Co., Indiana, and died 18 Feb 1910 in Red Oak, Montgomery Co., Iowa.
Notes for JOSEPH MEREDITH HEWITT:
The only cemetery in the township is the Hewitt Cemetery in the northeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section 5. It was a plot given for the purpose from the land of Joseph Meredith Hewitt, an early day Justice of the Peace and county supervisor. He and his wife and several of his family are buried there.
Lincoln Township Biographical Sketches
HEWITT, JOSEPH M. Was born in Ohio, January 15, 1817. His parents' names were Joseph and Elizabeth. He was one of eleven children. From Ohio, Mr. Hewitt moved with his parents to Shelby County, Indiana, in an early day. He lived with his parents until the 20th day of September 1838, when he was married to Miss Sarah Harris. After his marriage he moved to Jasper County, Indiana, living there about six years. Then he went to Henry County, Iowa, then to Warren County, and from Warren to this county, locating near Red Oak, in the spring of 1859. Mr. Hewitt was the father of eleven children, seven sons and four daughters: Moses H., Joseph W. and Thomas are living, and Frances, Margaret, Mary and Sarah. Mr. Hewitt was elected justice of the peace at an early day, being among the first that held that office. He served as justice of the peace two terms. Mr. Hewitt was a member of the M. E. church, having joined when quite young. He was the superintendent of the first Sunday school ever organized in Red Oak township. The school was held in the old school house in Red Oak. They had about sixteen scholars. He was also the first class leader in the M. E. church of Red Oak. Mr. H. sold part of his farm and purchased the Zuber Hotel, which was the first hotel in Red Oak. After running it for two years then leased it to Dr. Purcell and returned to his farm. Again, after twelve years, he sold out and returned to Red Oak. Lived there one year, sold his property, and visited Kansas. Bought two small farms and built a mill near the town of Oxford, Sumner County, when the health of himself and family became impaired and he returned to Red Oak. Mr. Hewitt died in February, 1877, of cancer of the stomach. Was buried in the Hewitt cemetery. His last resting place is marked by a beautiful marble shaft, which was erected at a cost of $75.
Hon. Joseph M. Hewitt
Jos. Hewitt, one of the pioneers of Montgomery county, ended a long honorable life Monday night last about 10 o’clock, after a protracted and painful sickness. Mr. H. was a prominent citizen of the county, and during his life was entrusted with various positions of honor and trust. He will be missed by the community, and his death will be deeply regretted by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. He was a man of great goodness of heart - a neighbor and friend that could always be called upon, and benevolent to a fault. A broad sympathy and disposition to please were prominent traits in his character. He has passed away. May his virtues be cherished, and the contrary be forgotten.
Mr. H. was a honored member of the M. E. Church, to which denomination he was ardently attached, and during his long illness frequently expressed his confidence in the Christian religion. He passed away in peace with all mankind and in full hope of an eternal rest beyond the grave.
His funeral took place Wednesday at ten o’clock. Services were held at the M.E. Church, Rev. Ryman, pastor, officiating.
He was buried according to the rites and ceremonies of the Masonic order, of which fraternity he was an honored member.
Mr. H. was 68 years of age, and was a resident of Montgomery county 16 years.
~ source: The Red Oak Express, Red Oak, Iowa, 5 March 1877
1850 Census IN Jasper Marion Pg 249
1860 Census IA Montgomery Red Oak Pg 21
1870 Census IA Montgomery Red Oak Pg 38
More About JOSEPH MEREDITH HEWITT:
Burial: Hewitt Cemetery, Red Oak, Montgomery Co., Iowa2
Census 1: 1850, IN Jasper Marion Pg 249
Census 2: 1860, IA Montgomery Red Oak Pg 21
Census 3: 1870, IA Montgomery Red Oak Pg 38
Notes for SARAH HARRIS:
Lincoln Township Biographical Sketches
HEWITT, SARAH, relict of Joseph M. Hewitt, section 35, P. O. Red Oak; Mrs. Hewitt was born November 5, 1821, at Brookville, Franklin County, Indiana. Her parents' names were Benjamin and Ruth Harris; they were natives of Virginia; she was one of eleven children; remained with her parents, at Franklin County, ten years, and moved to Shelby County, at which place she was married to Mr. Hewitt, September 20, 1838. Mr. Hewitt died at Red Oak, February, 1877. They have had eleven children - seven boys and four girls, seven living: Moses, Joseph Warren, Thomas W., Francis, Margaret A., Mary E., Sarah M. Moved to Henry County, Iowa, in 1855; was there one year; then moved to Warren County, Iowa; then to Montgomery County, in 1858, and located one and one-half miles south of Red Oak, at a place called Hickory Grove. In 1864 sold one farm and made a trip to Kansas; returned and located in Red Oak where Mr. Hewitt died. Moved on to the present farm in the spring of 1879. Mrs. Hewitt remembers hearing her parents relate that when they moved from Virginia they came on pack horses. They had at that time two children. Their parents were owners of slaves. Mr. Hewitt's great grandfather became insane on account of the loss of property and slaves. Thomas W. Hewitt was born May 3, 1862, near Red Oak; was one year in Kansas and with that exception has always lived in this county.
1880 Census IA Montgomery Lincoln ED 142 pg 259B
More About SARAH HARRIS:
Burial: Hewitt Cemetery, Red Oak, Montgomery Co., Iowa3
Census 1: 1850, IN Jasper Marion Pg 249(See Husband)
Census 2: 1860, IA Montgomery Red Oak Pg 21(See Husband)
Census 3: 1870, IA Montgomery Red Oak Pg 38(See Husband)
Census 4: 1880, IA Montgomery Lincoln ED 142 pg 259B
More About JOSEPH HEWITT and SARAH HARRIS:
Marriage: 19 Sep 1838, Shelby, Indiana4
Children of JOSEPH HEWITT and SARAH HARRIS are:
Generation No. 2
2. MARY ELIZABETH2 HEWITT (JOSEPH MEREDITH1) was born 01 Nov 1849 in Howard Co., Indiana, and died 26 Nov 1907 in Red Oak, Montgomery Co., Iowa. She married WILLIAM COZAD 26 Nov 1865 in Montgomery Co., Ohio, son of JOSEPH COZAD and MARY DAVIS. He was born 11 Aug 1843 in Allentown, Allen Co., Ohio, and died 28 Mar 1913 in Red Oak, Montgomery Co., Iowa.
More About MARY ELIZABETH HEWITT:
Census 1: 1850, IN Jasper Marion Pg 249(See Father)
Census 2: 1860, IA Montgomery Red Oak Pg 21(See Father)
Notes for WILLIAM COZAD:
Grant Township Biographical Sketches
COZAD, WILLIAM, farmer, section 8, P. O. Red Oak; owns 160 acres of land. Mr. Cozad was born August 11, 1843, in Vinton County, Ohio. When about twelve years of age he moved with his uncle Robert Davis, to Montgomery County, Iowa, his parents both being dead. Here he grew to manhood. In July 1861, he enlisted in Company K., Fourth regiment Iowa infantry, and served four years. This regiment participated in thirty-eight battles among which were Pea Ridge, Arkansas, March 6, 7, and 8, 1862; Chickasaw Bayou, Mississippi, December 27, 28, and 29, 1862; Arkansas Post, January 11, 1863; Jackson, Mississippi, May 14, 1863; siege of Vicksburg, ending July 4, 1863; siege of Jackson, July 10th to 17th, 1863; Lookout Mountain, November 24, 1863; Mission Ridge, Ringold, Georgia; Dallas, Georgia; Big Shanty, Kenesaw Mountain; Atlanta; Ezra Chapel; Jonesborough; Lovejoy Station; and through with Sherman on his March to the Sea. Mr. Cozad was with his company in every battle they were in except one, and was never wounded. After the close of the war he returned to his home and has been engaged in farming ever since. He owns a very fine farm four miles south of Red Oak, in a high state of cultivation, and has by the help of his estimable wife made for himself a comfortable home. He was married November 26, 1865, to Mary E. Hewitt, of Montgomery County. They have four children living: Charles W., Joseph W., Olive L., and Minnie A. One dead.
More About WILLIAM COZAD:
Burial: Hewitt Cemetery, Red Oak, Montgomery Co., Iowa
More About WILLIAM COZAD and MARY HEWITT:
Marriage: 26 Nov 1865, Montgomery Co., Ohio
Children of MARY HEWITT and WILLIAM COZAD are:
3. THOMAS W.2 HEWITT (JOSEPH MEREDITH1) was born 03 May 1862 in Near Red Oak,Iowa, and died 07 Jan 1942 in Umatilla, OR6. He married EMMA CAROLINE STORLA, daughter of OLE STORLA and BARBRO RUDLANG. She was born 04 May 1874 in Sioux Rapids, Buena Vista, Iowa, and died 26 Jul 1958 in Umatilla, OR7.
Notes for THOMAS W. HEWITT:
Iowa State Census, 1895 Record
Name: Thomas W. Hewitt
Birthplace: Montg Co IA
Residence: Red Oak, Montgomery
1910 Census OR Umatilla S. Milton Pct ED 265 Pg 200B
Hewitt,Thomas W.,head,MW,47,m1,4,IA,IN,VA,Salesman,Hardware Store
Storla,Ida L.,sister-in-law,FW,23S,SD,Norway,Norway,Teacher,Public School
1920 Census OR Umatilla Pct 10 ED 149 Pg 7A
Hewitt Tom W Head MW 57 M -- yes yes Iowa Illinois Indiana Plumbing City Water Works
----------- Emma C wife FW 45 M -- yes yes Iowa Norway Norway
----------- Wesley Son MW 8 S yes -- -- Oregon Iowa Iowa
----------- Ray S Son MW 7 yes -- -- Oregon Iowa Iowa
----------- Lois May Daughter FW 4 7/12 No-- -- Oregon Iowa Iowa
1930 Census OR Umatilla Milton ED 13 Pg 1B
More About THOMAS W. HEWITT:
Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater,Umatilla Co.,OR8
Census 1: 1910, OR Umatilla S. Milton Pct ED 265 Pg 200B
Census 2: 1870, IA Montgomery Red Oak Pg 38(See Father)
Census 3: 1880, IA Montgomery Lincoln ED 142 pg 259B(See Mother)
Census 4: 1920, Oregon Umatilla Milton Precinct 10 Pg 7A
Census 5: 1930, OR Umatilla Milton ED 13 Pg 1B
Pioneer Step: 1863, Step 159
Notes for EMMA CAROLINE STORLA:
1900 Census IA Linn Cedar Rapids Dist 90 Pg 57A
Name: Emma Storla
Home in 1900: Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa
Estimated birth year: abt 1874 (Apr 1874)
Birthplace: South Dakota
Relationship to head-of-house: Servant
More About EMMA CAROLINE STORLA:
Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater,Umatilla Co.,OR9
Census 1: 1880, IA Buena Vista Barnes ED 17 Pg 4
Census 2: 1900, IA Linn Cedar Rapids Dist 90 Pg 57A
Census 3: 1910, OR Umatilla S. Milton Pct ED 265 Pg 200B(See Husband)
Census 4: 1920, Oregon Umatilla Milton Precinct 10 Pg 7A
Census 5: 1930, OR Umatilla Milton ED 13 Pg 1B(See Husband)
Children of THOMAS HEWITT and EMMA STORLA are:
Generation No. 3
4. OLIVE LORENA3 COZAD (MARY ELIZABETH2 HEWITT, JOSEPH MEREDITH1) was born 13 Jan 1872 in Red Oak, Montgomery Co., Iowa, and died 29 Nov 1933 in Lincoln Co., Nebraska. She married EDMOND MEDHURST 09 Mar 1892, son of JOSEPH MEDHURST and ISABELLE MELTON. He was born 08 Apr 1870 in Red Oak, Montgomery Co., Iowa, and died 08 Oct 1948 in Red Oak, Montgomery Co., Iowa.
More About OLIVE LORENA COZAD:
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery (Lot #151), Red Oak, Montgomery Co., IA
More About EDMOND MEDHURST:
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery (Lot #151), Red Oak, Montgomery Co., Iowa
More About EDMOND MEDHURST and OLIVE COZAD:
Marriage: 09 Mar 1892
Children of OLIVE COZAD and EDMOND MEDHURST are:
5. JAMES WILEY3 HEWITT (THOMAS W.2, JOSEPH MEREDITH1) was born 17 May 1911 in Oregon, and died 06 Dec 1991 in Milton Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon14. He married WILLA JANE NOURSE, daughter of DAVID NOURSE and ADELINE GROVER. She was born 23 Aug 1914, and died 24 Feb 2005 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon15.
More About JAMES WILEY HEWITT:
Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, OR16
Census 1: 1920, Oregon Umatilla Milton Precinct 10 Pg 7A
Census 2: 1930, OR Umatilla Milton ED 13 Pg 1B(See Father)
Notes for WILLA JANE NOURSE:
Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Walla Walla, Washington) > 1956 > November > 26, page 5
Rev. and Mrs. David Morse of Wallace, Ida., have been visiting their son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs. Wiley Hewitt.
Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Walla Walla, Washington) > 1971 > July > 9, page 2
Mr. Nourse, pastor of the Federated Church from 1925 until 1934, has recently retired and has moved to Milton-Freewater to be near his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Hewitt.
Saturday, February 26, 2005
PORTLAND - Former area resident Willa Jane Nourse Hewitt, 90, died Feb. 24, 2005.
Graveside service will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Milton-Freewater Cemetery. Memorial service will be 1:30 p.m. March 13 at Hinson Memorial Baptist Church in Portland. Omega Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Portland is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church's Children's Ministry Fund, 1315 S.E. 20th Ave., Portland, 97214.
Children of JAMES HEWITT and WILLA NOURSE are:
1. Indiana Marriages to 1850, "Electronic," Name: Joseph M. Hewett Spouse Name: Sarah Harris Marriage Date: 19 Sep 1838 Marriage County: Shelby Book: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT OS Page: 1401799 - 1401800 .
2. Hewitt Cemetery, Red Oak, Montgomery Co., Iowa, HEWITT Joseph M. d. 05 Mar 1877 Mr. Hewitt donated land for the cemetery.
3. Hewitt Cemetery, Red Oak, Montgomery Co., Iowa, HEWITT Sarah 1820 - 1910.
4. Indiana Marriages to 1850, "Electronic," Name: Joseph M. Hewett Spouse Name: Sarah Harris Marriage Date: 19 Sep 1838 Marriage County: Shelby Book: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT OS Page: 1401799 - 1401800 .
5. Hewitt Cemetery, Red Oak, Montgomery Co., Iowa, HEWITT Moses b. 01 Nov 1849 d. 12 Oct 1900.
6. Oregon Death Index, Name: Hewett, Thomas W County: Umatilla Death Date: 07 Jan 1942 .
7. Oregon Death Index, Name: Hewitt, Emma C County: 46 Death Date: 26 Jul 1958 .
8. Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery, Umatilla County, Oregon, Hewitt Thomas W. 1863-1942 R-3.
9. Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery, Umatilla County, Oregon, Hewitt Emma C. 1874-1958 R-3.
10. Oregon Death Index, Name: Hewitt, Harry N County: Baker Death Date: 11 0 1957 Certificate: 11372 Spouse: Lou .
11. SS Death Index, Name: Ray S. Hewitt SSN: XXXXXXXXX Last Residence: 97339 Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States of America Born: 20 Oct 1912 Died: 8 Nov 1995 State (Year) SSN issued: Oregon (Before 1951 ) .
12. Oregon Death Index, Name: Hewitt, Ray Storla County: Benton Death Date: 08 Nov 1995 Certificate: 95-23141 Age: 83 Birth Date: 20 Oct 1912 Spouse: Margar.
13. Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery, Umatilla County, Oregon, Hewitt Lawrnece C. 1907-1911 R-3.
14. SS Death Index, Name: J. W. Hewitt SSN: XXXXXXXXX Last Residence: 97862 Milton Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon, United States of America Born: 17 May 1911 Died: 6 Dec 1991 State (Year) SSN issued: Oregon (Before 1951 .
15. SS Death Index, Name: Willa J. Hewitt SSN: XXXXXXXXX Last Residence: 97215 Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Born: 23 Aug 1914 Died: 24 Feb 2005 State (Year) SSN issued: Oregon (Before 1951 ) .
16. Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery, Umatilla County, Oregon, Hewitt James Wiley b 17 May 1911; d 6 Dec 1991 8-6.