Almeda was born January 14, 1817 in Vermont, the daughter of Isaac Holcomb and Hannah Loop.
Almeda Holcomb married Elam D. Hewitt on March 29, 1840. They had the following children:
Mary Fatima Hewitt (841–1914), who married Henry Bradshaw (1836–1896).
Jerome B. Hewitt (1844–1923), who married Josephine E. "Belle" Woodruff (1854–1896).
Hannah Almeda Hewitt (1849–1879), who married William H. Hughes (1853–).
Albert E. Hewitt (1850–1884), who married Ida Belle Clark (1848–1923).
George W. Hewitt (1853–).
William Wallace Hewitt (1854–1924), who married Kathryn S. "Kate" Hughes (1858–1913).
Cecil Almeda Hewitt (1857–1929), who married Gilbert Dixon Huntley (1860–1936).
Henry S. Hewitt (1859–), who married Johanna L. Burke (1862–).
Alice Lena "Allie" Hewitt (1860–1942), who married William Henry Collins (1860–1943).
ELAM D. HEWITT (deceased); was a native of Saratoga Co., N.Y.; son of William Hewit, and was born March 1, 1813. Was married, March 29, 1840, to Almeda B. Holcomb, who was born Jan. 14, 1817, in Vermont; daughter of Isaac and Hannah Holcomb, who removed to Saratoga Co. when she was only 5 or 6 years old. Mr. Hewit came to Wisconsin with his family in July, 1846, and lived in Cottage Grove, Dane Co., till the next December, then came to Columbia Co. and located in what is now the town of Randolph, when there were but few families in the town; in March, 1847, he entered 160 acres in Sec. 34, and built a cabin 10 x 14 feet, in which they lived about a year, then drew lumber from Milwaukee with ox teams, and built a home in which he spent the remainder of his days. He worked at carpenter work for fourteen or fifteen years after he came to Wisconsin, hiring the work done on his farm; he died March 21, 1869, after an illness of only three days, leaving a widow and nine children - Mary F. (now Mrs. Henry Bradshaw), of Crookston, Polk Co., Minn.; Jerome B., Hannah A. (Mrs. William H. Hughes), died Dec. 3, 1879, leaving one child (Hughie E.); Albert E., in Black Hills, Dak.; George W., William W. lives in the town of Randolph; Cecil A., Henry S. and Allie L.; Cecil A. and Allie L. are living on the homestead with their mother. P.O. Randoph Center.
From: Elam D. Hewitt, The History of Columbia County Wisconsin, by Butterfield, Consul Willshire, 1824-1899, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880. Transcribed by James T. Paxton.
Almeda Hewitt died August 27, 1890 in Randolph, Columbia County, Wisconsin. Burial: Friesland Cemetery, Friesland, Columbia County, Wisconsin.
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