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Jewett, Benjamin F. (Jewitt)

Born: 1805

Died: 1848-12-29 Tazewell County, Illinois

Alternate name: Jewitt

Jewett lived in Springfield, Illinois, as early as 1838. Between 1839 and 1841, he was a partner in a foundry and later ran a dry-goods store. By the time of his death in 1848, he lived in Pekin, where he was a partner in a business that manufactured portable sawmills.

Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 10 December 1839, 2:7, 2 April 1841, 3:3, 9 April 1841, 2:7, 6 March 1845, 3:1, 26 March 1846, 2:7; Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 15 January 1849, 3:2; Wright v. Brooks & Shackleford, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009), http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=138491; Promissory Note of John Hay and Others to the State Bank of Illinois; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Sangamon County, IL, 16; Gravestone, Lakeview Cemetery, Pekin, IL.