> Can you give me any information about how Jewett, N. Y. got its name.
> Marilyn Jewett Tracey
According to Elwood Hitchcock in "A brief History of Windham-Ashland-
Jewett- and Prattsville", Jewett, though settled in the late 18th
century, was not made a town until 1849, when it was created out of the
towns of Lexington and Hunter. It was named for Freeborn G. Jewett, a
justice of the Supreme Court. He doesn't say what Freeborn's connection
to Jewett was.
From one of my favorite places (The Political Graveyard)
(this is the page with 5 JEWETTs, cut everything after .../tpg/ to look
at the whole site)
"Jewett, Freeborn Garrettson (1791-1858) Born in Connecticut.
Member of New York state legislature; U.S. Representative from
New York, 1831-33; state court judge. Interment at Lake View
Cemetery, Skaneateles, N.Y."
In the process of looking this up, I noticed that the ship's officer
and historian on the Halfmoon in 1609 was Robert JUET.
(ref. "Greene County New York, a short history" by Mabel Parker Smith,
Are you of the "Chicken Farm" Jewetts?
-- firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com >From beautiful, upstate NY. Near Schenectady, the city that used to 'Light and haul the world'.