HEWITT, WILLIAM M.
HEWITT, WILLIAM M. (1794–?). William M. Hewitt, farmer, soldier, and legislator, was born in Georgia in 1794. He moved to Texas in 1840, established a farm in Shelby County, and quickly assumed a leadership role there. He was elected to the House of Representatives of the Sixth Congress of the Republic of Texas, which met from November 1841 until July 1842. Later in 1842 he was a member of the campaigns against Rafael Vásquez and Adrián Woll. After returning to his farm in Shelby County, he was elected a justice of the peace in 1845 and chief justice of Shelby County in 1854. In 1856 he was elected justice of the peace of Precinct One of the county, probably his last elected office. According to tax records, he was still living in Shelby County in 1867.
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