Saturday, December 27, 2014

Surname Saturday - JEWETT (England to colonial Massachusetts)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  


I am in the 8th great-grandmothers and I'm up to Ancestor #1073 who is Deborah JEWETT (!664-1743) 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 8th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back through three generations in this JEWETT family line is:


1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

32. Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825)
33. Abigail Gates (1797-1869)


66.  Nathan Gates (1767-1830)
67.  Abigail Knowlton (1774-1855)

134.  Jeremiah Knowlton (1745-1785)
135.  Abigail Pierce (1750-1776)

268.  Jeremiah Knowlton (1713-1752)
269.  Sarah Allen (1717-1796)

536.  Nathaniel Knowlton (1683-1760)
537.  Mary Bennett (1686-1717)

1072.  Nathaniel Knowlton, born 29 January 1658 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States; died 18 September 1726 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 2144. John Knowlton and 2145. Deborah Grant.  He married  03 May 1682 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.
1073.  Deborah Jewett, born 03 December 1664 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States; died 25 April 1743 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.  

Children of Nathaniel Knowlton and Deborah Jewett are:
*  Nathaniel Knowlton (1683-1760), married (1) 1703) Mary Bennett (1686-1717); (2) 1717 Reform Trescott (1690-????).
*  John Knowlton (1685-1760), married 1714 Susannah Hutton (1674-1728).
*  Joseph Knowlton (1687-????).
*  Thomas Knowlton (1692-1718), married 1716 Ruth Lord (1695-????).
*  Abraham Knowlton (1699-1751), married 1722 Mary Smith (1696-????).
*  Elizabeth Knowlton (1702-1776), married 1721 Thomas Hart (1699-????).
*  David Knowlton (1707-1737), married 1731 Esther Howard (1714-1780).

2146.  Abraham Jewett, born before 14 September 1634 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England; died before 30 April 1694 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 4292. William Jewett and 4293. Ann Field.  He married 02 April 1661 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.
2147.  Ann Allen, born 08 October 1643 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States; died 09 February 1721 in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.  She was the daughter of 4294. Bozoune Allen and 4295. Anne Alby.

Children of Abraham Jewett and Ann Allen are:
*  Deborah Jewett (1664-1743), married 1682 Nathaniel Knowlton (1658-1726).
*  Ann Jewett (1667-1715), married 1690 Francis Palmer (1657-1733).
*  William Jewett (1669-????).
*  Mary Jewett (1671-1722), married 1698 Ebenezer Browne (1658-1733).
*  Bozoune Jewett (1673-1673).
*  Abraham Jewett (1674-1722), married 1703 Sarah Dorman (1676-1737).
*  Priscilla Jewett (1679-????).
*  Elizabeth Jewett (1683-1756), married 1729 Thomas Perrin.

Information for this Jewett family was obtained from:

*  Frederic Clarke Jewett, MD, The History and Genealogy of the Jewetts of America (Rowley, Mass. :  Jewett Family of America, 1995)

*  Tracy Elliot Hazen, "Two Founders of Rowley, Mass.," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 94, number 2 (April 1940), pp. 99-107,

*  Various Massachusetts town vital record books.

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1 comment:

Colleen Greene said...

Hi Randy,

I just in the last couple of weeks started focusing on my husband's Jewett line (one of those ancestors is the focus of my final #52 Ancestors post this week). And I just yesterday discovered their Massachusetts roots (I've been researching the Nova Scotia generation). It'll be a kick if you and my husband turn out to be related!

Colleen Greene
www.cjroots
www.colleengreene.com