EDWIN A. HEWES, a native of Danville, Caledonia Co., Vt., was born Aug. 6, 1836, and is the son of Rev. Charles E. and Abbie (Sias) Hewes. The father was a native of Boston, Mass., and the mother of Vermont. Our subject received his education at Oxford Academy, N. Y. At the first call for troops in 1861, he responded, enlisting in Co. H, 24th N. Y. Vol. Inf., being the first man to enlist in his town. He was engaged in many of the most important engagements, and was discharged at Washington, D. C. Coming to Iowa in 1863, he located at Vinton, where he has since resided.
Mr. Hewes was married, in 1865, to Miss Anna Hawkins. By this union there has been one child — Blanche. Mr. Hewes is a member of the Benton Veteran Association, and also belongs to the Masonic fraternity. In 1865 he united with Vinton Lodge No. 62, and in the fall of the same year was made member of Adoniram Chapter, No. 15, besides being connected with a number of other organizations.
Source Citation: "1887 Benton County, Iowa Biographies" [database online] Benton County IAGenWeb Project. <http://iagenweb.org/benton/>
Original data: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa." Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887, p. 310-311.
Transcribed by: Sue Soden. Submitted to the Benton County IAGenWeb Project on February 12th, 2009. Copyright © 2009 The IAGenWeb Project.