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Horace Broadman Hewitt

Born 1816 - Died 1882

Horace B. Hewitt (1816-1882) was born in Connecticut, the son of Jonas Hewitt.  Horace resided in Falmouth and in 1841 married Jane Smith (1823-1871).  The 1871 land tax records list him as owner of 152 acres on Poplar Road (Route 616).  Other members of his family resided near Berea Church on Warrenton Road (U. S. Route 17).  Following the War Between the States, Horace submitted a claim to the Southern Claims Commission asking to be reimbursed for $2,710.19 worth of quartermaster stores taken from him by the Union army.  He was granted $1,440.  Horace B. Hewitt was a magistrate in Stafford from 1867-1869.