Born: January 6, 1806, Weston, Massachusetts.
Died: July 6, 1873, Boston, Massachusetts.
Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Boston, Massachusetts
Hews began teaching music in Boston around 1830. He sang in the Handel and Haydn Society, and was its vice president (1854–58).
In 1840, he founded a piano manufacturing concern, and even obtained several piano patents, one of them called the
Hews Patent American Action.
Hews also played the organ at the Brattle Street Church, and hosted meetings of the Harvard Medical Association, which made him an honorary member.
If you know where to get a good picture of Hews (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),