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Mary Humphries Hewitt

Photo taken: 1860s - early 1870s
Photo found: Big DC Flea - Chantilly, VA
Status: looking for family

So, you're here because you read about George Hewitt, right?

And you just love when we find family albums?

Well, we do too. Today on the blog? Mary Humphries Hewitt, mother of George Hewitt.

Let's start with what we know on this one, because Mary threw us for a loop. We know that Mary married a guy named Smith Hewitt (thanks to the photo labeler who had attention to detail and also informed us that the photographer's first initial actually stood for Emily!) So, the first record we find is their marriage certificate: Mary Humphries marries Smith Hewitt on 14 January 1847 in Salem, New Jersey. Names and dates? Match. Location? Match.

We find Smith and Mary in the 1860 and 1870 Federal Censuses in Upper Penns Neck, NJ, and this just seems to solidify the theory that they are, indeed, George's parents. After all, on George's marriage certificate to Maria Clark, his pare…

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