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Hewell Family of Georgia & Wyatt Hewell Cemetery

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Hewell Family of Georgia & Wyatt Hewell Cemetery

Posted: 1344741186000
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I posted the following information on GenForum today and was glad to see this was discussed in this forum last year.

"Two Hewell brothers, both Revolutionary War soldiers, migrated to Georgia after the Revolution. The first was William Hewell who married Susannah Davenport; the second was Sgt. Wyatt Hewell who married 1) Sally Atkinson (Atkisson) and 2) Frances Davenport (Susannah's sister)."

"I constantly see Wyatt Hewell referred to as "William Wyatt Hewell". This is incorrect. No contemporary document reveals whether Wyatt had a a second given name. To make matters worse, William Hewell is also referred to as "William Wyatt Hewell". Some researchers, as a consequence, not only get the two men confused but their wives as well (both being Davenports)."

"The only "William Wyatt Hewell" of that era was a son of Wyatt Hewell and his first wife Sally."

Hopefully the on-line trees which perpetuate these errors will be corrected.

Another subject. Some of you were asking about the Wyatt Hewell Cemetery
It is near Porterdale on a hill on the old Penn Middlebrooks property. I have not been there for years and would now have to hunt around to find it. If I remember correctly you turn right off Hwy 81 onto a street with a number of relatively new houses. Once you turn right there is some open ground on your left and the cemetery is there in the trees. Thankfully the developer didn't bulldoze the trees/cemetery and put a house there.

If you are in the vicinity you can ask someone and tell them the property used to be, or perhaps still is, owned by Claude Bailey. The turnoff was just past Bailey's old store.

There are no marked graves, only fieldstones. The cemetery is very overgrown. We only suppose this is the Hewell Cemetery as the location matches the descriptions we have. Please note there are no Hewells buried in the Middlebrooks Cemetery.

Sorry I could not be more specific but with a little help from the locals you should be able to locate it.


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