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REYNOLDS HISTORICAL 
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Glances at the Ancestor 

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John Parker. 

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NOTE. 

Since publishing the memorial sketch of my grand- 
parents, John Parker and Persis Follett Parker, in 1893. I 
have had opportunities of inquiring, to a very limited ex- 
tent, into the ancestry of my grandfather. I have found 
that letters and documents are easily mislaid, lost, or for- 
gotten, and therefore offer in printed form such records, etc., 
as I have now, without waiting for further developments, 
which, however, I expect in the future. 

This pamphlet is intended to be an addition to the publi- 
cation of 1S93, in which the data connected with the life of 
John Parker may be found on pages 7 to 20. 

Harry Parker Ward. 
Columbus, Ohio, July 4. 1S95. 



[Names in the direct line of ancestry in Italics.] 

Joseph Parker, of Tyringham. Mass., was born in 1757, at 
Windsor, Conn. According to data furnished by U. S. 
Pension Office he married Hannah Ris/ey, who was born 
175G, on February 5, 1777. He died May 15, 1823. His 
widow died in 1850. Their children were: 

Ariel, who married Bathsheba Grey. To them were born 
fourteen children. 

Russell, who was born in 17S0, was blind, and died 
in 1860. 

Sterling, who was a captain in the war of 1812, magis- 
trate and representative, and died about 1S20. 

John, Sr., who was born in 1732, at Tyringham, Mass., 
married October 21, 1303, to Betsey Jeyjett, at East Berkshire, 
Vt., and died August 15, 1803, at East Berkshire. 

Chauncey. 

Joseph Parker was one of the early settlers of Richford, 
Vermont. 

Elam Jewett, of Tyringham, Mass., was the father of the 
following children : 

James, who lived in Addison county, Vermont. 

Alpheus, who moved to Ohio. 

Othmiel, who lived in Addison county, Vermont. 

Betsey, who married John Parker, Sr., and after his death 
married Andrew Comings. 

Eunice, who married Sterling Parker, a brother to John Sr. 

.Tared, who was a captain in the war of 1812. 

Jeremiah. 

Elam, Jr. 

Elam Jeicett removed to Berkshire, Vt., in the first years 
of this century. 






Both Joseph Parker and Elam Jevxtt served as soldiers in 
the American forces in the war of the revolution, as shown 
in the folio wins. 



Department of the Interior, ] 

Bureau of Pensions. > 

Washington, D. C, May 21, 1895. ) 

Sir — In reply to your request for a statement of the 
military history of Joseph Parker, a soldier of the Revo- 
lutionary War, you will find below the desired information 
as contained in his widow's application for pension on file 
in this Bureau. 

The widow in her declaration for pension was unable to 
give any particulars of her husband's services. Her pension 
was allowed, however, for his services as a private in Capt. 
Experience Storr's (afterwards Lieutenant Colonel) Com- 
pany, of the Third Connecticut Regiment, from May 11 to 
December 16, 1775. 

Battles engaged in — None mentioned. 

Residence of soldier at enlistment — Coventry. Conn. 

Date of application for pension — By widow, July IS, 1839. 

Residence at date of application — Of widow, Richford, 
Vermont. 

Age at date of application — Of widow, 83 years. 

Remarks — He married Hannah Risley B'ebruary 5, 1777, 
and died May 15, 1823. • 

Very respectfully, 

(Signed) W.\r. Lochren, 

Commissioner. 
Major Harry P. Ward, 
15 East Gay Street, 

Columbus, Ohio. 



[Copy of original certificate to Harry Tracy Buttolph, Buffalo, N. Y.] 

Elam Jewett, appears as private on muster and pay roll of 
Captain Ezekiel Herrick's Company, Col. Brown's Berk- 
shire Co. Regiment. Time of enlistment, June 29,l//7. 
Time of discharge, July 26, 1777. Time of service, 2b days 
(5 days' travel included). Belonged to Tyringham. \ol. 

20, p. 26. , n e 

*ElamJuet, appears as private on muster and pay roll of 
Capt. Noah Lankton's Company, Col. John Ashley's Berk- 
shire Co Regiment. Time of enlistment, September 19, li i i. 
Time of discharge, October IS, 1777. Served 30 days. 
Marched to Stillwater by order of Brigadier-General Fel- 
lows. Vol. 21, p. 13. 

Elam Jeivett, appears as private on muster and pay roll ot 
Captain Lieutenant Solomon Jackson's Company, Col. John 
Ashley's Berkshire Regiment. Time of enlistment, Oct. 13, 
1781 " Time of discharge, Oct, 20, L7S1. Time of service, 
12 days ( 4 days' travel included). Marched on an alarm to 
the northward under Lieutenant Colonel John Collar by 
order of Col. John Ashley, Jr. Roll dated Tyringham. 
Vol. 20, page 124. 

Common wealth of Massac: 

Office of Secretary. 

Boston, April 24, 

I certify the foregoing to be true abstracts from the 

Record Index to Revolutionary War Archives deposited in 

this office. 

Witness the Seal of the Commonwealth. 
(Signed) Wm. M. Olin, 

Secretary. 



^HUSETTS, J 

Y I 

24, 1895. ) 



<=Name undoubtedly mis-spelled. 



The following correspondence will be interesting to the 
descendants of John Parker. 

Richford, Vt., May 10, 1895. 
Major PL P. Ward, Columbus, 0.: 

Dear Sir — It is with much regret that I find myself un- 
able to furnish you such information in full as you desire. 
Your pamphlet informed me that John Parker, Sr., the son of 
Joseph and Hannah Parker, was my uncle. I did know of 
him in my earlier life and by grandmother often speaking 
of him, but latterly he had passed from my knowledge. 

You have the names of Joseph Parker and Hannah 
Risley correct, also the names of their sons John, Sr., Ariel, 
Russell, Sterling and Chauncey. John, Sr., married BfUey 
Jeicett, and after his death she continued to visit our family 
and it was a gala day with us children because " Aunt 
Betsey has come." Russell was blind from youth, but was- 
always a stirring man, always cared for cattle and horses in 
winter, it being an understood rule by uncle Chauncey and 
family that if you used one of the tools used by him it 
must be put back exactly as found. Uncle Russell and 
grandmother lived with Chauncey until their death and 
whatever papers grandmother had have passed into oblivion, 
as uncle Chauncey's family have all passed through the 
Valley of Death. It is possible there is one daughter living 
but I have no knowledge of her. 

Sterling Parker married* and had two sons and a daugh- 
ter, which daughter died in youth. John and Harry were 
living the last I knew of them. John was living at Joliet, 
111., engaged in the grocery and provision line. Sterling 
died at the age of 47 and did service in the War of 1812. 
I have always understood that he was out in the service and 

-Second marriage. 



people in speaking of him called him Captain, and I knew 
also that we decorated his grave on Decoration Day. Yes- 
terday I visited his grave and find cut thereon (on head- 
stone) " Div. Col.'' 

About grandfather Joseph Parker's service in the Revo- 
lution there is no doubt, and I think a record might be ob- 
tained at the Adjutant General's Office either in Xew Hamp- 
shire or Massachusetts. I hope you will bear with me while 
I relate some things of boyish knowledge. When it was 
decided upon to try and procure a pension for grandmother, 
my father, Ariel, was selected to procure the evidence neces- 
sary — the journey must be made by private team away down 
into South New Hampshire and Massachusetts (no railroad) 
and it necessitated father to buy a new wagon for the 
journey, and I could tell you all about what color it was 
painted, what a grand thing it was to us. and how beauti- 
fully hung on leather thorobraces. Father made the journey, 
being several wet'ks. and was successful in every particular 
and grandmother soon drew her pension of S96 per year 
regularly until her death. 

Ariel, my father, married Bathsheba Grey, of Berkshire. 
They had 14 children who lived to be men and women and 
today I am the only living representative. I have been 
married and father to two children, but wife and children 
are now waiting for me over on the other side. I am now 
in my 74th year and quite an invalid. 

I have the honor of having served Uncle Sam for a little 
•over three years. Enlisting in 1861 I did duty first as a 
heavy private, for I weighed over 200 pounds, and soon after 
was placed in the rear with three stripes on my sleeve. My 
final discharge reads " Q. M. Sergeant." Should you want 
any information that I can give you I will gladly comply, 
and I beg your indulgence for this imperfect writing. It is 
quite and effort to write because of an injury to my right 
shoulder. 

With much esteem I remain, 

Yours respectfully, 

"Lucius Russell Parker. 



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Sutton, Province of Quebec, May 8, 1895. 

Dear Sir — I went to school with your grand-parents a 
number of years and was well acquainted with all the 
Folletts at that time. They were very dear to me. 

My father was Sterling Parker, younger brother of John 
(Senior) who married Betsey Jeivett. My father married 
Eunice Jewett, a younger sister of Betsey, to whom came 
three daughters. By his second marriage two sons and one 
daughter, and I am the last of the family, being eighty- 
eight years of age. Lucius is about the last relative of the 
Parkers in these parts. You can see your grandfather and 
myself were nearly connected. I lived with them when 
quite young and he seemed almost like a brother. 

My father was Captain of the militia in Richford and 
was called out to the battle of Plattsburgh, arriving just as 
the retreat commenced. 

His occupation was in the mercantile business and he 
was a very busy man. Was magistrate and town clerk a 
number of years in succession and was elected by the town 
to represent them at Montpelier quite a number of years. 
He was an indulgent father and died quite young. 

I have been a widow over thirty-five years. Am nearing 
the end of my journey where I expect to be united with 
many of my family and friends which I never saw in this 
world. Our Lord has told us to watch and pray for we 
know not when the Son of Man cometh. Farewell. I 
write with a trembling hand and poor sight. 
Yours with respects, 

Julia C. Griggs. 
H. P. Ward, 

Columbus, Ohio. 



[Extracts from a letter from W. A. Comings, of East Berkshire, Vermont, 
to H. P. Ward]. 

May 25, 1895. 

I see that you are a lover of stories, and as you ask if 
my ^father saw any service in the War of 1S12, I will tell 
you one I have heard him tell and laugh over many times. 
At the commencement of that war uncle fJared Jewett was 
Captain of a light infantry company and father Orderly 
Sergeant of the same company. One was a Democrat and 
the other a Federal. The Democrats were ardent supporters 
of the war, and the Federals opposed to it as being unneces- 
sary, each just as loyal to their country and government 
as the others. The party spirit ran very high. At that time 
^General Fassett was Brigadier General of the Brigade com- 
posed of various militia companies of the northern part (or 
northwestern part) of the State, and at that time every 
able-bodied man had to meet twice at least during the year 
for military drill besides once for regimental or brigade 
muster. This continued to be the law and practice until I 
was almost of arms bearing age, when the law requiring it 
was repealed. 

The year before the battle of Plattsburgh, N. Y., General 
Fassett resigned his office of General of the State militia 
and received his Colonel's commission in the U. S. Army. 
Soon after he issued an order calling out the Franklin 
County regiment, ordering them to report at Burlington. 
The regiment obeyed the call and received their arms, but 
finding there was no legal authority for the call whatever) 
the men, except the commissioned officers, determined to 



^Andrew Comings, stepfather to John Parker. 
tBrother to Bttsey Jeuett. 

tElias Fassett, Colonel of the GOth U. S. Infantry, brother to Periig 
Fassett. 



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go no further, although the General's plan was to put them 
aboard boats in the morning and transport them across the 
lake, and if they would not go he would put the regulars 
behind them, he said, and force them to march to Canada. 
Father, with others, decided that the General might go 
where he pleased with his regulars, but did not propose to 
obey further orders from him and so planned a regimental 
campaign for home that night, which was understood by 
the men generally. When all was quiet for the night a 
signal was given for a quiet turnout with loaded arms, and 
all marched out of town, I believe under father's command, 
leaving only about enough commissioned officers and men 
to make one company. The men reached their homes the 
next day. Thus ended General Fassett's campaign to 
Canada, much to his chagrin. He said he would have a 
gallows built as high as Haman's, and hang Comings at the 
head of it. I think father never lost any sleep through 
fear of being made such a spectacle of. But in a short time, 
agents were sent out to gather up the arms of the deserters, 
and most of them were given up. But father replied to the 
demand for his that " Uncle Sam had told him to take that 
gun, and take care of it, and he was going to do it" which 
he did as long as he lived. It did good service for what 
little hunting he and his boys ever did. It was mine until 
the year before the breaking out of the Rebellion, when I 
suppose it was stolen by a young Frenchman who had 
wanted to buy it. Thus I lost the prized relic. 

One more story and I will close. 

♦Rev. Benjamin Wooster, pastor of the church in Fair- 
field, an itinerant missionary all over this country, an old 
revolutionary soldier, a strong federal (and a man very 

*Ofteo spoken of and" much U' ought of by Pertu FUlett Parker. 



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much admired by all of the old people in my younger days) 
had commenced his Sabbath services one morning, the next 
summer, when a messenger entered the house in haste say- 
ing: '' The British are marching on Plattsburgh and help 
is wanted." The old man dismissed the congregation saying ; 
" Let us go, brethern, I have been praying three years for 
peace, and now I am going to have it, if I have to fight for 
it." They organized a company and chose the minister for 
captain and were on their way to the scene of action before 
night, and reached there in season to participate in the 
battle. 

Those were days that tried men's hearts along the state 
border here. Many a farm in the woods was deserted for 
the time being, and some lay desolate for years, the former 
occupants never returning to them. I think my father 
commenced clearing up his farm here in a dense forest in 
1808 or 1S09, and spent his life, most of it, in clearing the 
two farms he owned. After the incident I have just nar- 
rated, he was the popular captain of the same company. 
This, I judge, from the remarks I used to hear in the days 
of my boyhood. 

I think I told you in a former letter that my paternal 
grandfather was one of General Stark's men in the Benning- 
ton campaign, and that a very fine powder horn, which he 
carried with him, was burned in my father's house when I 
was a lad. It was a relic I should prize now very highly. 



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THE FIRST JEWETTS IN AMERICA. 



On July 14, 1856, there was held a meeting of Jewetts at Rowley 
Mass. Dr. Joshua .Jewett delivered an address on that occasion a 
copy of which was loaned me by Mr. Harry Tracy Buttolph, of 

Butialo, 2s . \ ., a deseeudaut of Elam Jewett. I have' a typewritten 
copy of the same, from which the following is derived : 

From a will on file in Bradford, in the West Ridin<* of York- 
shire, England, it appeared that Edward Jewett, a ^clothier in <^ood 
circumstances and a very pious man, died in 1616. His wife's 
maiden name was Mary Taylor, daughter of William Taylor. Thev 
were married Oct. 1, 1604. Their children were William, baptized 
Sept 15, 1605, Maximilian, Oct. 4, 1607, Joseph, Dec. 31. 1609, and 
fearah, Aug. 31, 1613. Maximilian and Joseph, together with 
another Joseph, a nephew, probably son of William, were anions 
the twenty families of good estate who, with Rev. Ezekiel Rogers" 
sailed from Hull and arrived in Boston Dec. 1, 163S. These with 
forty other families, settled Rowley, Mass.* in 1639 



Maximilian Jewett was deacon of first church of Rowley 45 
years, representative at different times 13 vears. First wife Ann 
died 1667. By her 9 children: Ezekiel, Feb. 1, 1643 ; Ann Dec' 
12, 1644, m. Barzellia Barker, Dec. 6, 1666; Marv, Dec 18 1646' 
m. Hazeltine; Elizabeth, May 22, 1649-50, m. Hazeltine; Faith' 
Oct., 1652; m. Dowse; Joseph, date not known ; Sarah, March 1?' 
1657-8, died June 16, 1660; Sarah f2ud) m. Jeremiah Ellsworth' 
May 13, 16^9; Priscilla, May 19, 1HH4, died Sept. 5, 1664. ~ Maxi- 
milian's second wife was Mrs. Elinor Bovnton. no chilrlrpn ir« 



died Oct. 19, 1684. 



-There wasa tradition in the family of Betsey Jewett that the first Jewetts 
who came to this country were Jews, huviu- had the name - Jew " to which 
they added the " ett." Had the~e early Jewett, lived in the latrer nur. „f 
this century, their connection with the clothing industry would indicitp i 
slron? probability of truth in the tradition. As to whether the clottrn'' 
business was geuerally confined to Jew„ in looo 1 do not know ' 



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Joseph Jewett (Senior), clothier, of large estate, was representa- 
tive 1651-1654-1660. Married (first) Mary Mallmson by her 6 
chUdren : Jeremiah, born in England 1637 ; Sarah m. Phi hp >el- 
eoD June 24, 1657; Hannah, June 15, 1640-1, in. John Carlton; 
Nehernfah Feb. 1, 1643 ; Faith. May 5, 1645. died young ;Patienee 
MayTl645 in. Shubael Walker. May 26, 1666 Married (second) 
Sirs Ann Allen, widow of Captain Bozoun Allen a first settler of 
Hinghain. By her 3 children : Mary, April 4, 16o4, died young ; 
foseph (Captain), April 2. 1S56; Faith m. Jo *?J™f e £*™*V h 
(Senior), died Feb. 26, 1660. His wite, Ann, died Feb. 8, 1660-1. 



Ezekiel Jewett (sou of deacon Maximilian i born Feb. 1,1643 

married Faith Parrot Feb. 21 , 1663 fche died Oct 10, 1 . lo. Bj her 10 
children : Francis, March 15, 1664-5, settled in Bradford, m. Sarah 
na 10 children: Thomas, Sept. 20 1666 m. Hannah Swan and 
settled in Bradford ; Ezekiel, July 21, 1668, died in infancy; Ezekiel 
(2nd) Oct 26, 1669; Maximilian, Feb. 5, 1671-2; went to Byfield or 
Bradford ; bad 9 children : Anthe, Sept r^, 16/3; Sarah,^ov 24 
1675, probably married Wm. Hobson ; Elizabeth, March 29, 16,8, 
Nathaniel, Feb. 12, 1680-1 ; Stephen, Feb. 23, 16S--3. 



Joseph Jewett (son of deacon Maximilian ). Do not con- 
found with Captain Joseph or Joseph Senior. Born between lhoo 
and 1656. Was representative 1718-1/19. Died Dec. 26, 1 , 24. He 
married Rebecca Law, March 2, 1676 By her 4 c hildren : Jona 1 ran 
March 11 1678-9, m. Mary Wicorn, had b children (3rd chid was 
Rev Jedediah, b. Jan. 1765, gr. at Harvard 1726 i; 5th minister of 
Rowley, died May 8, 1774); Aquilla, Sept. 14,16b4, m. (.1 Ann 
Tennev had by her 8 children, .2) Amartha ; had by her 4 chil- 
dren : Priseilla, Aug. 9, 16*7. m. her cousin Stephen Jewett, son ot 
Ezekiel ; Rebecca, July 24, 1693, in. probably Jeremiah Burpee. 



Jeremiah Jewett (son of the Joseph who was deacon Maxi- 
milian's brother) was born in England 1637; came to Rowley with 
his parents 1639. He married Sarah Dickenson. March 4 1661, 
and settled in Ipswich Village (so-called 1. He died May 20 1-14, 
and was buried in Rowley. Had S children: Jeremiah, lb62m. 
Elizabeth, bad 6 children and died March 1732 ; Joseph, bant. 16/3, 
settled in Groton; Thomas, bapt. 1673, died unmarried Mas ">» 



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1743 ; *EIeazer, bapt. 1673 ; was the founder of Jewett City, Conn.; 
Sarah; Caleb : Mary, bapt. 1675; Neherniah m. Priscilla Bradstreet 
and had 4 children, (Jeremiah m. Mary Miarhill; Jenuisou m. 
Joseph Scott; Priscilla rn. (1) Perkins. (2) Humphrey Hobson : 
Caleb). 



Neheruiah Jewett (second son of the Joseph who was deacon 
Maxmilian's brother) was born April 6, 1643, m. Exercise Pierce, 
Oct. 19, 166S. Settled in Ipswich. Was representative 14 years. 3 
of which he was Speaker of the House. Justice of Session's Court 
1711 and 1712, and was on committee to compensate individuals 
damaged by prosecutions for witchcraft. Had eight children : 
Mary, Sept.~7, 1673; Nehemiah. Sept. 16, 1675, m. Catnarine Gos- 
land and had 2 children ; Purchase m. Paith Todd ; John m. Han- 
nah Scott; Joana, June, 1677; Joseph, Sept. 22, 1687: Benjamin, 
Oct. 1690, died 1717. 



Captain Joseph Jewett (son of the Joseph who was deacon 
Maximilian's brother", born April 6, 1656. His father died when 
he was four years old and his uncle Maximilian raised him. E&rly 
life spent at Ipswich, later removed to Rowley. Was a carpenter. 
Was in expedition against King Philip in 1676 under Captain 
Brocklebank and was one of the survivors of that disastrous cam- 

Saign, having probably been stationed at Marlboroueh with Lieut, 
acobs. He married Ruth Wood, dausrhter of Thomas and Ann 
Wood, of Roxford, Jan. 16, 1680. She was born July 21, 1662. Had 
9 children: Ruth m. Joseph Yamuna, of Dracut: Joshua, bapt. 
Aug. 26, 1683, died Oct. 16, 1694; Hannah, April 30, 1685, died 1685; 
Elizabeth, April 2, 16S6; Joseph, April 10, 1687, m. Mary Hibbard, 
died Aue;. 10, 1747; Sarah, Feb. 3, 1689, m. Samuel Prime, Mar. 27, 
1701; Priscilla, Aug. 1, 1691, m. Hilkiah Boynton, Feb. 2, 1709; 
Joannah, April 12, 1693, m. Jonathan Pickard, April 8, 1710; 
Joshua, Feb. 16, 1695, m. Mary Todd, April 4, 1715, died Oct. 
13, 1760. 



*There seems to have been a tradition in the family of Betney .Jewett 
that four brother- settled a town which was afterward Known as Jewett 
City. As Eleazer had four other brothers whose place of residence is 
not mentioned in this record, I am strongly of the opinion that Elam 
Jewett must have been a descendant, possibly a grandson of either Eleazer 
who we know settled in Jewett City, or one of his brothers whose place of 
residence is not given. 



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Joseph Jewett (son of Captain Joseph) and Mary Hibbard had 
7 children: Mary, Feb. 23, 1707, died young; George (Captain) 
July 25, 170S, m. Hanuah Lambert ; Nathan, Sept. 9, 1710, went 
to Lynn, Conn., m. Deborah Lord, had many descendants in 
Conn.; Josiah, Mar. 22. 1713, settled in Gloce^tef ; David, Aug. 11, 
1714, gr. Harvard 1736, settled in New London, ut-ar Montville, 
Conn., m. Patience Phillip-, of Boston ; Mary July 11, 1723, m. (.1) 
Nathaniel Brown (2) Samuel Adams ; Gibbeiis, died youug. 



Joshua Jewett (son of Captain Joseph) and Mary Todd (daughter 
of John Todd and Elizabeth BrocUlelank, daughter of Captain 
Brocklebauk) had 3 children : Ruth, Feb. 1, 1716, died Marcu 30, 

1734, on eve of marriage poisoned by mi-take ; Joshua, March 9, 

1735, died a Juuior at Harvard Sept. 23, 1756 ; Paul, March 25, 1739, 
m. Oct. 16, 1759, Jaue Payson fdaughter of Eliphalet Payson, son 
of Rev. Edward Payson and Elizabeth Phillips) Paul had S chil- 
dren, youngest of whom was father of Dr. Joshua Jewett, and died 
Aug. 29, 1S28. 



Note. — Should these early records ever fall iuto the bands of 
any one who can assist in tracing the connection between Ektm 
Jewett and that branch of the Jewetts from which I believe he 
descended, viz%, some one of the sons of Jeremiah Jewett and Sarah 
Dickenson, I should be only too happv to open correspondence on 
that subject. " Hakky P. Ward, 

Columbus, Ohio. 



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[Names in the direct line of ancestry in Italics.] 
Since the foregoing items of Jewett history were put in print, 
*Mr. Harry Tracy Buttolph, of Buffalo, N. Y., has found the con- 
necting links. Elam J> wett was brother to Thomas Jewett (born 
Aug. 1736, died May 29, 1812) whose family records show him' to he 
the sou of Eliezer Jewett,of Norwich, Conu., who was the son of 
Eliezer Jewett, who was the son of Jeremiah J> wett, who was the 
son of Joseph Jewett, who came to this country in 1638 and -> ttled 
in Rowley, Mass., and who was said to be "the son of i ; 

Jewett, of Lincolnshire, England. As the ouly differences between 
the above record and the one previously obtained are the spelling 
of Eleazer and the residence of Edward Jewett, of Bradford, the 
supposition contained in the foot-note ou page 14 now becom - a I 
established fact. 

Thomas Jewett, brother of Elam Jewett, lived in Norwich, 
Conn., until 1769, when he removed to Pownal, Vt., aud late in 
life removed to Beuuingtou. He was active in the public affairs of 
early Vermont, being a member of the first legislature, and again 
in 17S3, 1788-9-90-1, a member of the Convention Jan. 10, 17 l d, 
which ratified the act of Congress admitting Vermont, also a mem- 
ber of the convention of 1793. He was a Justice of the Peace, aud 
Judge for the shire of Bennington iu 177S. He served in the revo- 
lutionary war, beiug a lieutenant of militia, in which capacity he 
participated iuthe battle of Bennington. At the close of the battle 
he picked up the unfortunate British commander, the Hessian 
Colonel Baum, who was dying, and placed him against a tree. Not 
knowing at the time who' the officer was, he bore away his cap, 
sword and belt. The descendants of Thomas Jewett, arid his wife 
Eunice (31after) are exceedingly numerous, scattered all over 
North America, among whom are many eminent professional men, 
public officials, etc. A large number of them served in the Union 
armies during the rebellion, several of whom attained the rank of 
Colonel. One, a resident of Mexico, accompanied the American 
forces as euide in the Mexican War. One appears as an Adjutaut 
in the War of 1S12. One, Eunice (Mauni. daughter of Comfort, 
daughter of Thomas Jewett, married Joseph Parker | not known to 
be related to the ancestors of John Parker), supposed to be of Bain- 
tree, Mass., who was born 1779, died 1855, and their descendants are 
numerous. 

Elam Jeicelfs wife was a Miss E'chardson. But little seems 
to be known of them at this date. Their descendants appear to be 
as numerous aud of about the same class of people a.s those of 
Thomas Jewett, a family with whom any one may be proud of 
connection. August, 1895. 



*Mr. Harry Tracy Buttolph i<= son of Elam Buttolph and Mary Elizabeth 
Tracv. trrandson of John P. Buttolph. of Essex Chittenden county. \ •.. and 
Abigail Jewett, great-grandson of Othmiel Jewett, a clothier of New Haven, 

Addison county, Vt., and Susan .Nash, great-yTeat-jjrand-.on of Elam Jeu ■'(.