Daniel Hewson, Jr.


This Daniel Hewson probably was born about 1730. He was the son of Albany newcomer Daniel Hewson, Sr. and his wife. He was known fairly consistently as "Daniel Hewson, Jr." He grew up in a shoemaker's home on the southside of Albany.

In June 1760, he married Albany spinster Mary Barrett at St. Peter's Anglican church. At that time, he was identified as a cordwainer. Over the next decade, a number of children were christened in Albany churches including St. Peter's where he was a member and church officer.

In 1750, Daniel Hewson, Jr. was appointed constable for the first ward. During the 1760s, his name began to appear on Albany rolls - particularly on tax lists under the first ward holdings of his father. In 1788, his modest personal property was assessed under the house (tavern) of Robert Lewis. In 1790, the households of two Daniel Hewsons were enumerated in Albany's first ward.

During the 1760s and as late as 1779, Daniel Hewson, Jr. served in an Albany militia company. He later was accorded a land bounty right for service in conjunction with the Albany militia regiment.

However, in March 1781, this Albany cordwainer was charged with joining the British in Canada the previous year. He surrendered himself at Ft. Schuyler, was examined, and then confined. However, in March he posted a bond and was released.

Daniel Hewson, Jr. lived into the 1790s. We seek information on Daniel Jr.'s later life and passing.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Daniel Hewson, Jr. is CAP biography number 8623. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 8/10/07