Studio portrait of Ejiah Hewlett.
Elijah Hewlett (1828-1919) was born near Masonboro Sound, NC, the son of John Hewlett Jr. and Ann Eliza Todd Hewlett. He was appointed Captain of the Masonboro Home Guard by Governor Vance during the Civil War. Hewlett's long career included serving on the Board of County Commissioners, as Justice of the Peace, as New Hanover County Treasurer and as Sheriff. He also represented Masonboro Township on the county school committee and was the census taker in 1870. Hewlett was a member of the St. John's Masonic Lodge and was its oldest member when he died. He was also a charter member of Masonboro Baptist Church. Hewlett is buried in Masonboro Baptisty Church Cemetary.
New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Sheriffs; Census takers (Persons)
County Commissioners Digital Collection, New Hanover County Public Library
New Hanover County Public Library
Image courtesy of Ann Hewlett Hutteman
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