Burger Hewson was born in 1769 and christened at St. Peter's Anglican church on January 22. He was the son of Daniel and Mary Barret Hewson/Huson. He grew up in a leatherworker's home in the first ward.
He came of age during the 1790s and settled in as an Albany resident. His wife's name was Mary and their marriage produced several children.
In 1796, his name appeared on a roster of Albany firemen. In 1800, his first ward household included five family members.
Sources: The life of Burger Hewson is CAP biography number 8620. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 6/30/08