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NOTE: This page has been adapted for the Website from Donald Coburn’s My Line. Use of the first person is in relation to Donald and not the webmaster/author of the site. Subscript index numbers (ex. Moses4) refer to generations after the family’s arrival in North America. Edward Colborne being generation 1.


The Jewetts in America trace their ancestry to Maximillian son of Edward Jewett who came from England in 1638 under the leadership of Rev. Ezekiel Rogers. Maximillian settled in Rawley Mass. His great-granddaughter, Mehitable (Thomas, Ezekiel, Maximillian, Edward) married 4 Feb. 1729-30 Jonathan Burpee. In 1764 three generations of Burpees moved from Mass. to Burton, N.B. Mehitable’s daughter Hannah Burpee born 15 February 1735 married 31 December 1767 Moses4 Coburn. So Mehitable is our Jewett ancestor.

I found the first N.B. marriage of a Jewett to a Coburn was 8 January 1866 when Robert Kee Jewett (Ezekiel, Thomas, Daniel, Thomas, Ezekiel, Thomas, Ezekiel, Maximillian, Edward) married Hetty’ Caroline Coburn. The second was 1 September 1869 when Robert’s sister, Margaret Jane, became the second wife of William’ Coburn.

Robert K. and Margaret Jane were grandchildren of the Thomas Jewett who was the first farmer on the Keswick Ridge end of the large Daniel Jewett grant. Daniel’s son Daniel went down to the Macnaquac and established Jewett’s Mills on the other end of the grant.

Mary Ann Jewett (David, John, Thomas, Daniel, etc.) born 2 July 1879 married William’ Henry Coburn. She was the great-granddaughter of, that Keswick Ridge farmer, Thomas. Mary’s brother, John Rix Jewett married 1909 Effi e Albertha Coburn. Harvey Allen Jewett (Enoch, Daniel, Daniel, Thomas, Ezekiel, Thomas, Ezekiel, Maximillian, Edward) married 22 September 1880 Sarah Jane Smith. Harvey was a grandson of Daniel who founded Jewetts Mills.

Most of these facts are derived from the Jewett Genealogy available at the Provincial Archives Fredericton, New Brunswick.