SOMERS HEWIT, farmer; P.O. Tallula; son of Imla and Sarah (Whitaker) Hewitt; was born in Cape May Co., N.J., May 23, 1825; he spent some fifteen years as a sailor, going to sea at the early age of 9 years. In 1847, he married Miss Abigail Hand, of his native county, and, in 1849, came with his parents to Menard Co.; remaining but a short time, then returned and took to the sea again, until 1855, when he, with his family, came to Menard Co., and located, engaging in agricultural pursuits. His wife died in 1858, leaving three children. Oct. 26, 1863, he married Mrs. Maria Brisby, of Cass Co., by whom he has four children. Mr. Hewitt has accumulated a good property and owns 240 acres of fine land, with good buildings. He has for many years been a zealous worker in the M. E. Church.