Archives Documents, Manuscripts, Maps, & Photographs
Manuscript Group 1311, Hewlings Family (Burlington, NJ)
Papers, 1805-1847 (Bulk dates: 1842-1847), 0.1 linear feet / 10 items
Call Number: MG 1311
Letters, surveys, and genealogical research relating to Abraham Hewlings and his descendants from Burlington County, New Jersey.
The Hewlings Family were early settlers of Burlington, New Jersey. On June 10, 1747, Abraham Hewlings (d. 1795) married Susanah Polgreen (d. 1754), with whom he had four children: Joseph (b. 1748), Thomas Polgreen (b. 1750), Abraham (b. 1752), and Anne (b. 1754). Abraham appointed his sons Abraham and Joseph, along with James Kinsey as the executors of his will. The estate settlement was later disputed by Abraham Hewlings’ descendants.
See Hewlings Family Tree.
This collection was purchased in 1989.
These papers consist of letters, surveys, and genealogy notes relating to the Hewlings Family, which date from 1805-1847. The collection is made up of ten items, the majority of which deal with research into the estate/land dispute that resulted from the settlement of Abraham Hewlings will. There is also one letter pertaining to a doctor’s prescription, two land surveys, a promissory note, and genealogical notes on the Marshall family.
Abraham Hewlings (d. 1795) = Susanah Polgreen (d. 1754)
Joseph Hewlings (b. 1748)
Thomas Polgreen Hewlings (b. 1750)*
Abraham Hewlings (b. 1752)
Anne Hewlings (b. 1754)
*Thomas Polgreen Hewlings (b. 1750) = ( )
Abraham Hewlings (1786-1815)**
James H. Hewlings (d. 1822)***
**Abraham Hewlings (1786-1815) = ( )
Mary C. Hewlings (b. 1810)
Julia Anna Hewlings (b. 1812)
Christiana Howell Hewlings (b. 1815)
***James H. Hewlings (d. 1822)
Thomas B. Hewlings (b. 1818)
Christiana H. Hewlings (b. 1822)
Processed by Kim Charlton, February 2000 as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
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