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Rev Ephraim Huit

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Rev Ephraim Huit

  • Birth 1595 England
  • Death 4 Sep 1644 Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
  • Burial Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
  • Memorial ID 8069517

Ephraim Huit/ Hewitt

Regarded as the oldest gravestone in Connecticut and is one of the oldest readable stones in the US. The gravestone is in remarkable condition.

Ephraim was married to Isabel Overton, daughter of Valentine Overton and Isabel Higgenson. She was born in 1596 in Sollihull, Warwickshire, England. She died in 1661 in Windsor, Hartford, CT.

They had four daughters: Susanna, Mercy, Lydia and Mary and one son: Nathaniel.

Susanna, Mercy, Lydia and Nathaniel were born in England, and Mary was born in America.

Rev. Huit matriculated at Cambridge University in the year 1611, as a student at St. John's College.
The average age at admission was 16, which means his approximate year of birth would be 1595.
Also, the proximity of Sollihull, where his wife Isabel Overton lived, would possibly explain how they met.


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Heere Lyeth Ephraim Hvit. Sometimes Teache'r to y chvrch of Windsor who dyed September 4, 1644. Who when hee lived wee drew ovr vitall breath. Who when hee dyed his dying was our death. Who was y tay of State ye churches staff. Alas the times forbides an Epitaph.

  • Maintained by: vivienne
  • Originally Created by: Kevin Murphy
  • Added: 8 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8069517
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Ephraim Huit (1595–4 Sep 1644), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8069517, citing Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by vivienne (contributor 47844486) .