Leeds County, Ontario, Canada was first surveyed in 1792 in preparation for the United Empire Loyalists settlers. In 1850, Leeds County merged with Grenville to create the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville.
Jacob Hewitt, Sr. was born about 1740.
Margaret Hewitt (1768, married David Steele),
Martin Hewitt (1771),
Robert Hewitt (1773),
Jacob Hewitt, Jr. (1775, married Jennet "Jane" Read),
Esther Hewitt (1777, married Sprague Frisbee), and
Levina Hewitt (1780, married Benjamin McVeigh).
Jacob was granted Lot 2 in the 11th Concession of Yonge Township in 1803.
In 1805 assessment, Jacob, Sr. and Jr., James, Martin and Robert were in Yonge.
Jacob, Sr. died in 1810.
The first European settlements in Ontario were after the American Revolution when 5,000 loyalists left the new United States.
Jacob Hewitt, Jr. was born about 1775.
He married Jane Read. Jane was the daughter of Major William Read and Agnes Russell.
Ann Hewitt (1790),
James Hewitt (1793, married Norania Rogers)
William Hewitt (1794)
Esther Hewitt (1800).