HISTORIC BRAMWELL PIONEER
RICHARD. HEWITT (1885 - 1936)
Richard Hewitt was the son of Colonel John D. Hewitt, Sr. Richard was educated in the Bramwell Schools and attended Concord Teachers College. May Camilla "Mae" Blanton married Richard Hewitt July 9, 1917 in Bramwell, WV.
May Camilla "Mae" Blanton was the daughter of Sidney Montague Blanton and Kate Freeman-Blanton. Her siblings: John Carlyle Blanton; Nannie B. Blanton-Ellison; George Edward Blanton. She was the mother of Bramwell High School ( 1949 - 1954 ) faculty member, Frank Stephenson "Pete" Hewitt (1918-2003). He is writen about more below.
May Camilla “Mae” Blanton Hewitt
Richard Hewitt's father, COLONEL JOHN D. HEWITT, SR. was born in 1847 in Lancashire, England and came with his parents to the United States in 1852. They located in Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, where he attended school and later found employment in the antracite coal mines. During the Civil War he served in the 13th Pennsylvania Cavalry for two years. In 1886 he brought his family to the Flat-Top Coal Fields.
When Colonel Hewitt came to Bramwell he brought his wife, formerly Nancy Katherine Reedy of Pennsylvania , whom he had married in 1876. They had six children, Maude, Frank, Dick, Florance, Stevenson and John. He was the first mayor of the Town of Bramwell, WV.
RICHARD HEWITT (1885 - 1936)
Birth: MAY 16, 1885
Death: MAY 10, 1936 (aged 50) Stephenson, Wyoming County, West Virginia
Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Freeman, Mercer County, West Virginia.
Frank Stephenson "Pete" Hewitt was the son of Richard and May Carmella Blanton Hewitt. He graduated from Mullen's High School in 1937. Frank Stephenson Hewitt at age 85 of Georgetown, DE passed away Sunday, December 21, 2003 at home.
He was a member of the Bramwell High School faculty from 1949 - 1954.
BIRTH: 8 Sep. 1919 - Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia,
DEATH: 21 Dec. 2003 (age 84)
BURIAL: IOOF Cemetery Saint Marys, Pleasants County, West Virginia.