Rozetta ?1

F, b. 5 May 1911, d. between 1950 and 1990
     Rozetta ? was born on 5 May 1911 at California; third wife.1 She married Franklin Howe Dewitt, son of Benjamin Franklin (Uncle Frank) Dewitt and Lydia (Lida) Howe, on 7 August 1949 at California.1 Her married name was Dewitt.1 Rozetta ? died between 1950 and 1990 at California.

Family

Franklin Howe Dewitt b. 4 Nov 1908, d. 16 May 1973

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

George Isham Dewitt1

M, b. 24 September 1868, d. 7 July 1907
FatherJames Andrew DeWitt1 b. 17 Apr 1840, d. 28 Feb 1900
MotherRuth Ann Fuller1 b. 25 Jan 1844, d. 31 Aug 1898
     George Isham Dewitt was born on 24 September 1868 at Newman Township, Douglas County, Illinois; born either there or Perry County; raised in Douglas County.1 He was Liveryman born in IL acc to death cert.1 Ruth, Laura, William and George was listed as a household member living with James Andrew DeWitt on the 1870 Census at Newman Township, Douglas County, Illinois; (in ancestry.com as "Marion Township")
97, 99, Dewhitt, James, 30, farmer, $400 land; $200 personal; b KY
Ruth A., 26, keeping house, b IL
Laura, 7, b IL, attended school
Wm E, 4, b IL
George I 1 may be 1 11 for one year 11 months.)2 George Isham Dewitt was census 1880 in 1880 at Douglas County, Illinois; 11/1880 census (Douglas County, IL.)1 William, George, Marcus, Lucius and Benjamin was listed as a son in James Andrew DeWitt's household on the 1880 Census at Newman Township, Douglas County, Illinois; Newman, Douglas County, IL , T9, Roll 203, Image 34 of 45
295, 304 Dewitt, James A., white male 40 yo, married, farmer, by KY; father b TN; mother b SC
DeWitt, Ruth A., white female 36 yo, wife, married, keeping house, b IL father b MD; mother b NY
Laura L., white female 17 yo, daughter, single, at home, attended school, b IL; father b KY; mother b IL
William E., white male 14 yo son, single; attended school; b IL; father b KY; mother b IL
George I., white male 11 yo, son, single, attended school, b IL; father b KY; mother b IL
Marcus W., white male 9 yo, son, single, attended school, b IL; father b KY; mother b IL
Lucius E, white male 4 yo, son, single, b IL, father b KY, mother b IL
Benjamin F., white male 1 yo, son, single, b IL, father b KY; mother b IL.3 George Isham Dewitt appeared on the census of 4 September 1890 at Woodville, Tulare County, California; DeWitt, George Isham, age 21, b IL, res Woodville, p. 21, reg Sep 4.4 He appeared on the census of 22 August 1892 at Woodville, Tulare County, California; Great Register of Tulare County, George Isham DeWit, #1536, (p. 20), 23 years of age, 5 ft 7 in, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, scar on rt thumb, b in IL, residence Woodville, address Woodville, reg Aug 22, 1892.1 He married May Orton at California say 1895.1 George Isham Dewitt lived; IL, CA.1 He died on 7 July 1907 at Tulare County, California, at age 38; Death Cert Tulare Co Courthouse Book 1B, pg 152 Cert 85. Father James A DeWitt born Kentucky. mother Ruth A Fuller b IL; death fro pulmonary tuberculosis; cert signed by W.E. DeWitt, Coxum CA died at 38 years 10 months 6 days (death cert looked up by Vera Feaver Tulare Co Courthouse.)1 He was buried at Tulare Cemetery, Tulare, Tulare County, California.1

Family

May Orton b. 27 May 1871, d. 20 Nov 1963
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, Marion Township, PO Box Newman, Image 14 of 36.
  3. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com.
  4. [S327] Unknown compiler, downloaded 14 Jun 02.

May Orton1

F, b. 27 May 1871, d. 20 November 1963
     May Orton was born on 27 May 1871 at Tulare County, California.1 She married George Isham Dewitt at California say 1895.1 Her married name was Dewitt.1 May Orton lived; f Julius Orton m Lucrecis Kirby.1 She was a witness Lottie DeWitt Parli was aunt May DeWitt's daughter and they lived in Lindsay. Lottie divorced her husband when the two boys Eugene and George were pre- school. They lived with her mother who was a widow for many years. They would all come to our house and Aunt May always came and stayed with Grandma Shirk every year at the house for a week or so. I remember we kids were amazed by the toys those kids had like a little pedal car and trikes and such. We never had anything like that. Lottie did marry again, but I can't remember off hand his name. I remember him, too. She died of breast cancer. Lottie went to her doctor and wanted him to check a lump and he sent her home and said that she just imagined it. Aunt May had a breast removed probably in the early 1900's that was cancerous and lived to be an old lady. They didn't know enough about cancer in those days.

Eugene lived in Fresno and died a number of years ago. I saw it in the paper and went to the funeral. I was invited to the home afterwards for food. He has some children. I have one boy on my E Mail but don't hear from them much.

George never did marry, but died a number of years ago, too. I don't know what happened to him but maybe it was heart. Uncle George DeWitt, Grandma Shirk's brother died of T B according to county records I looked up many years ago.

I need to see if I can find the records and send them to you. I will send this to the Parli's, too and hope we will hear from them. Their names are Clifford and karen Parli and they had one little girl who must be in school by now. Maybe they can help us look up more information about the DeWitt family. I hope so.

I am glad you did not have the blackout last night. I wondered about the Rolphs. I hope all the children and grandchildren are well.

It was 100 yesterday and still warm today.

Vera Shirk Feaver

6218 E Lincoln Ave

Fowler, CA 93625 - 9600

(559) 834 - 3175.2 May was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Lindsay, Tulare County, California. DeWitt May Head rents unknown rental yes radio not in a farm female white 58 yo widow not in school can read/write b CA father b OH mother b PA landlady apartments owner;
Parli Charlotte daughter female white 29 yo divorced not in school can read/ write b CA father b IL mother b CA drug clerk drugstore wage earner
Parli Eugene grandson male white 9 yo single in school b OR father b NE mother b CA
Parli George grandson male white 1 yo single not in school b CA father b NE mother b CA.3 She died on 20 November 1963 at Lindsay, Tulare County, California, at age 92.1 She was buried at Tulare, Tulare County, California.1 She Lived in Lindsay, Cal; part of her family came to California with the Donner party.1

Family

George Isham Dewitt b. 24 Sep 1868, d. 7 Jul 1907
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S438] Vera Shirk Feaver, "Lottie Parli," e-mail to Jean Rolph, 15 August 2003.
  3. [S53] 1930 census, online www.ancestry.com, on ancestry.com.

William Hughlette DeWitt1

M, b. November 1869, d. 9 September 1955
FatherWilliam Henry Dewitt2 b. 24 Oct 1827, d. bt 1896 - 1900
MotherSarah Elizabeth Wilson2 b. 1842, d. 1902
     William Hughlette DeWitt was also known as Hughlette Dewitt.2 He was born in November 1869 at Smith County, Tennessee.3 He was born on 26 December 1869 at Smith County, Tennessee.1 Sarah, J., William and William was listed as a household member living with William Henry Dewitt on the 1870 Census at Civil District No 1, Smith County, Tennessee; 61 62 DeWitt Wiliam H 42 male white lawyer 3700 5000 TN male over 21;
Bettie 27 female white keeping house KY;
Sallie 18 female white student TN attending school;
Eugene 2 male white TN;
Hughlette 6/12 male white TN Nov;
Martin Benjamin 15 male black domestic servant TN;
Boulton Sallie 30 female black cook TN cannot read write;
Cullon Emma 15 female black nurse TN cannot write.4 William and William was listed as a son in William Henry Dewitt's household on the 1880 Census at 2nd Ward, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee; 211 259 DeWitt William H. white male 52 married lawyer TN SC SC; Bettie W. white female 38 wife married keeping house KY KY KY; Eugene W. white male 12 son single at home TN TN KY; Hughlette W. white male 10 son single at home TN TN KY; Gay Bettie black female 35 servant widowed domestic servant NC NC NC.5 William Hughlette DeWitt married an unknown person say 1907 at Tennessee.1 He died on 9 September 1955 at Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, at age 85.1

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Harris, Nicholson, Forts.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census
    about William H De Witt
    Name:
    William H De Witt

    Birth Year:
    abt 1828

    Age in 1870:
    42

    Birthplace:
    Tennessee

    Home in 1870:
    District 1, Smith, Tennessee

    Race:
    White

    Gender:
    Male

    Value of real estate:
    View image

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    William H De Witt
    42


    Bettie De Witt
    27


    Sallie De Witt
    18


    Eugene De Witt
    2


    Hughlett De Witt
    6/12


    Benjamin Martin
    15


    Sallie Boulton
    30


    Emma Cullom
    15.
  4. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census
    about William H De Witt
    Name:
    William H De Witt

    Birth Year:
    abt 1828

    Age in 1870:
    42

    Birthplace:
    Tennessee

    Home in 1870:
    District 1, Smith, Tennessee

    Race:
    White

    Gender:
    Male

    Value of real estate:
    View image

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    William H De Witt
    42


    Bettie De Witt
    27


    Sallie De Witt
    18


    Eugene De Witt
    2


    Hughlett De Witt
    6/12


    Benjamin Martin
    15


    Sallie Boulton
    30


    Emma Cullom
    15.

  5. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com.

Eleazar Dewitt1

M, b. 2 May 1844, d. 21 September 1931
FatherAllen Wakefield Dewitt2 b. 1820, d. 31 May 1897
MotherHannah Tooley2 b. 5 Jan 1816, d. 5 Jul 1896
     Eleazar Dewitt was born on 5 February 1844 at Kentucky.3 He was born on 2 May 1844 at Kentucky.2 He was born on 29 December 1845; alternate birth day.2 He was farmer, gold miner, legislator fr Tulare.2 He was census 1850 - free in 1850 at Simpson County, Kentucky; 06/1850 Simpson County, KY.2 He and Allen Wakefield Dewitt came to CA in 1859 in 1859 at Red Bluff, Tehama County, California.4 Eleazar Dewitt married Margaret Ford in 1870 at Yolo County, California.2 Eleazar Dewitt lived between 1872 and 1877 at Nevada; "in the dairy business."3 He lived between 1877 and 1917 at Tulare County, California; "Then, coming to Tulare county, he located on government land near Deer Creek, where he lived two years. In 1879 he settled on eighty acres just east of Tulare on which he lived until 1893, when he moved into the city and made his home until in 1908, farming meanwhile near that town. In the last year mentioned he moved to his present location, two miles and a half southwest of Tulare, which consists of three hundred and sixty acres of land which he had bought in 1903. He has since sold all but one hundred and twenty acres of this land now has eighty acres in alfalfa, the balance in grazing land."3 He was census 1880 on 7 June 1880 at Tulare Township, Tulare County, California; 2, 2 DeWitt, E, white male 34, married farming, KY KY VA
Margaret, white female 27 wife, married keeping house MO KY MO
Mark, white male 7 son single attended school CA KY MO
Lottie, white female 5 daughter single CA KY MO
Ruby, white female 2 daughter single CA KY MO
Clay, white male 1/12 May son single CA KY MO.5 Eleazar Dewitt was also known as James Eleazer Dewitt.2 Eleazar Dewitt was also known as E. DeWitt.3 He appeared on the census of 15 September 1890 at Tulare, Tulare County, California; De Witt, Eleazar, 46, Kentucky, Tulare, p. 22, Sept 15.1 He Official Historical Atlas Map of Tulare County, by Thomas H. Thompson (Tulare, CA, 1892). E. DeWitt, occupation real estate, b KY, came to CA 1859, came to county 1877, 240 acres in 1892.2 He appeared on the census of 17 October 1892 at Tulare, Tulare County, California; Great Register of Tulare County, #1497 (p. 19), 48 yrs old, 5 ft, 10 3/4 in, light complexion, grey eyes, br hair, visible marks scar on corner of right eye; native of KY, resident of Tulare, PO Box Tulare, registration Oct 17, 1892.6 He lived; KY, CA.2 He died on 21 September 1931 at Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, at age 87; from newspaper article on his death -- Vera Feaver.2 He was buried at Tulare, Tulare County, California; Tulare Cemetery.2

Family

Margaret Ford b. 3 Mar 1853, d. 7 Dec 1927
Children

Citations

  1. [S327] Unknown compiler, downloaded 14 Jun 02.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S328] Eugene L Menefee and Fred A Dodge, Tulare and Kings Counties History.
  4. [S328] Eugene L Menefee and Fred A Dodge, Tulare and Kings Counties History, "His family left that state [KY] when he [E DeWitt] was a mere boy, and coming to California in 1859, his father located with his household at Red Bluff, whence removal was later made to Colusa county."
  5. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, ancestry.com.
  6. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002, :.
  7. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, ancestry.com.

Margaret Ford1

F, b. 3 March 1853, d. 7 December 1927
     Margaret Ford was born on 3 March 1853 at Missouri; Missouri acc to 1880 census.1,2 She married Eleazar Dewitt, son of Allen Wakefield Dewitt and Hannah Tooley, in 1870 at Yolo County, California.1 Her married name was Dewitt.1 Margaret Dewitt was census 1880 on 7 June 1880 at Tulare Township, Tulare County, California; 2, 2 DeWitt, E, white male 34, married farming, KY KY VA
Margaret, white female 27 wife, married keeping house MO KY MO
Mark, white male 7 son single attended school CA KY MO
Lottie, white female 5 daughter single CA KY MO
Ruby, white female 2 daughter single CA KY MO
Clay, white male 1/12 May son single CA KY MO.3 She died on 7 December 1927 at Los Angeles County, California, at age 74.2

Family

Eleazar Dewitt b. 2 May 1844, d. 21 Sep 1931
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Abdill Family Tree.
  3. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, ancestry.com.
  4. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, ancestry.com.

Frank Adelbert Ellsworth1,2

M, b. 25 February 1875, d. 21 February 1941
     Frank Adelbert Ellsworth was born on 25 February 1875 at Effingham, Atchison County, Kansas.2 He married Patti Camille Dewitt at California on 10 October 1906.1,2 Frank Adelbert Ellsworth died on 21 February 1941 at Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, at age 65.2

Family

Patti Camille Dewitt b. 21 Feb 1884, d. 22 Aug 1961

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Abdill Family Tree.

Patti Camille Dewitt1,2

F, b. 21 February 1884, d. 22 August 1961
FatherEleazar Dewitt1 b. 2 May 1844, d. 21 Sep 1931
MotherMargaret Ford1 b. 3 Mar 1853, d. 7 Dec 1927
     Patti Camille Dewitt was born on 21 February 1884 at Tulare, Tulare County, California.1,2 She married Frank Adelbert Ellsworth at California on 10 October 1906.1,2 Her married name was Ellsworth.1 Patti Camille Dewitt died on 22 August 1961 at Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, at age 77.2

Family

Frank Adelbert Ellsworth b. 25 Feb 1875, d. 21 Feb 1941

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Abdill Family Tree.

John "Joseph" Sherman1,2

M, b. 26 July 1879, d. 30 January 1940
     John "Joseph" Sherman was born on 26 July 1879 at California.2 He married Elna Maude Dewitt, daughter of Eleazar Dewitt and Margaret Ford, on 18 October 1906 at California.1 John died on 30 January 1940 at Marin County, California, at age 60.2

Family

Elna Maude Dewitt b. 1 Apr 1882, d. 12 May 1971

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Abdill Family Tree.

Elna Maude Dewitt1,2

F, b. 1 April 1882, d. 12 May 1971
FatherEleazar Dewitt1 b. 2 May 1844, d. 21 Sep 1931
MotherMargaret Ford1 b. 3 Mar 1853, d. 7 Dec 1927
     Elna Maude Dewitt was born on 1 April 1882 at Tulare, Tulare County, California.1,2 As of 1906,her married name was Sherman.1 She married John "Joseph" Sherman on 18 October 1906 at California.1 She witnessed John "Joseph" Sherman's death at Marin County, California, on 30 January 1940.2 As of 6 September 1949,her married name was Smith.2 Elna Maude Dewitt married Nelson Guy Smith on 6 September 1949 at San Diego, San Diego County, California.2 Elna Maude Dewitt died on 12 May 1971 at Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, at age 89; maybe died before 1923 and husband married older sister? Vera Feaver also thought maybe wrong and married Smith or Evans.1,2

Family 1

John "Joseph" Sherman b. 26 Jul 1879, d. 30 Jan 1940

Family 2

Nelson Guy Smith b. 13 May 1882, d. 14 May 1959

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Abdill Family Tree.

Henry Clay Dewitt1,2

M, b. 13 May 1880, d. 1950
FatherEleazar Dewitt1 b. 2 May 1844, d. 21 Sep 1931
MotherMargaret Ford1 b. 3 Mar 1853, d. 7 Dec 1927
     Henry Clay Dewitt was born on 13 May 1880 at Tulare, Tulare County, California.1,2 He witnessed the census 1880 of E. DeWitt and Margaret Dewitt; 2, 2 DeWitt, E, white male 34, married farming, KY KY VA
Margaret, white female 27 wife, married keeping house MO KY MO
Mark, white male 7 son single attended school CA KY MO
Lottie, white female 5 daughter single CA KY MO
Ruby, white female 2 daughter single CA KY MO
Clay, white male 1/12 May son single CA KY MO.3 Henry Clay Dewitt lived in 1931 at Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona; was in Phoenix AZ in 1931.1 He died in 1950 at Chandler, Maricopa County, Arizona.2

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Abdill Family Tree.
  3. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, ancestry.com.

Ruby Clare Dewitt1,2

F, b. 24 December 1877, d. 12 March 1924
FatherEleazar Dewitt1 b. 2 May 1844, d. 21 Sep 1931
MotherMargaret Ford1 b. 3 Mar 1853, d. 7 Dec 1927
     Ruby Clare Dewitt was born on 24 December 1877 at Tulare, Tulare County, California.1,2 She witnessed the census 1880 of E. DeWitt and Margaret Dewitt; 2, 2 DeWitt, E, white male 34, married farming, KY KY VA
Margaret, white female 27 wife, married keeping house MO KY MO
Mark, white male 7 son single attended school CA KY MO
Lottie, white female 5 daughter single CA KY MO
Ruby, white female 2 daughter single CA KY MO
Clay, white male 1/12 May son single CA KY MO.3 As of circa 1900,her married name was Edmondson.4 She married William J "Will" Edmundson at Tulare County, California, in 1901.4,2 Ruby Clare Dewitt died on 12 March 1924 at Taft, Kern County, California, at age 46.2

Family

William J "Will" Edmundson b. Nov 1875, d. bt 1911 - 1965

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Abdill Family Tree.
  3. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, ancestry.com.
  4. [S328] Eugene L Menefee and Fred A Dodge, Tulare and Kings Counties History.

James W Evans1,2,3

M, b. between 1863 and 1864, d. between 1941 and 1950
     James W Evans was born between 1863 and 1864 at Scotland, United Kingdom.2 He married Hattie Gertrude DeWitt at California in 1893.1,2 James was divorced from Hattie Gertrude DeWitt at California say 1905.4 James W Evans died between 1941 and 1950 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.3

Family

Hattie Gertrude DeWitt b. 24 Aug 1874, d. 1 Jul 1950

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Abdill Family Tree.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, James W Evans in the 1940 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.

Marcus Elmo Dewitt1,2

M, b. 9 July 1872, d. 12 November 1943
FatherEleazar Dewitt1 b. 2 May 1844, d. 21 Sep 1931
MotherMargaret Ford1 b. 3 Mar 1853, d. 7 Dec 1927
     Marcus Elmo Dewitt was Judge & lived in Porterville in 1931.1 He was born on 9 July 1872 at Tulare, Tulare County, California.1,2 He witnessed the census 1880 of E. DeWitt and Margaret Dewitt; 2, 2 DeWitt, E, white male 34, married farming, KY KY VA
Margaret, white female 27 wife, married keeping house MO KY MO
Mark, white male 7 son single attended school CA KY MO
Lottie, white female 5 daughter single CA KY MO
Ruby, white female 2 daughter single CA KY MO
Clay, white male 1/12 May son single CA KY MO.3 Marcus Elmo Dewitt married Lula M Downing on 3 July 1903 at Stockton, San Joaquin County, California.1 Marcus Elmo Dewitt lived; school teacher in Tulare -- 1900 census.1 He died on 12 November 1943 at Porterville, Tulare County, California, at age 71.2

Family

Lula M Downing b. 21 Jan 1875, d. 5 Aug 1954

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Abdill Family Tree.
  3. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, ancestry.com.

Lula M Downing1,2

F, b. 21 January 1875, d. 5 August 1954
     Lula M Downing was born on 21 January 1875 at California.1,2 She married Marcus Elmo Dewitt, son of Eleazar Dewitt and Margaret Ford, on 3 July 1903 at Stockton, San Joaquin County, California.1 Her married name was Dewitt.1 Lula M Downing died on 5 August 1954 at Stockton, San Joaquin County, California, at age 79.2

Family

Marcus Elmo Dewitt b. 9 Jul 1872, d. 12 Nov 1943

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Abdill Family Tree.

James Marion Dewitt1

M, b. 2 September 1898, d. 6 February 1976
     James Marion Dewitt was born on 2 September 1898 at Elco, Alexander County, Illinois; "He was the son of Walter Henry DeWitt and Mary V Poole."2 He was Teacher and Farmer.1 He married Murray Eulalah Miller at Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois, on 6 November 1921.2 James Marion Dewitt died on 6 February 1976 at Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, at age 77; "James died 6 Feb 1976 in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau Co, MO, and was buried in St John's Cem., Dongola, Union Co."2 He was buried at Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Dongola, Union County, Illinois.1 He 'For many years, he taught rural elementary schools and had a reputation as an excellent teacher of the fundamentals. After the death of Murray's mother Maggie, James and Murray lived in the home with Seth, until Seth rem., at which time Seth moved to another location on the farm. Eventually James and Murray became owners of the entire farm, buying portions on three different occasions. Murray continues to live there, but the farm now belongs to her son Carl who supervises its operation.' [Konrad Dillow], Descendants of Michael Hartman Dillow: A History of the North Carolina Dillow Line [n.p; n.d.], part II, p. 29.1 He was Congregational.1

Family

Murray Eulalah Miller b. 4 Oct 1904, d. 2 Apr 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S844] Paul Dean Dillow, Dillow Family, Vol 1 (Michael) p. 203.

Murray Eulalah Miller1

F, b. 4 October 1904, d. 2 April 2001
FatherSeth Miller1 b. 16 Jan 1877, d. 21 Mar 1962
MotherMaggie Aleala† Dillow1 b. 2 Jan 1885, d. 12 Feb 1921
     Murray Eulalah Miller was born on 4 October 1904 at Mill Creek, Alexander County, Illinois.2 She 'Almost all the above account of the family of Maggie (Dillow) and Seth Miller was supplied to the writer by Murray E. (Miller) DeWitt.' [Konrad Dillow], Descendants of Michael Hartman Dillow: A History of the North Carolina Dillow Line [n.p; n.d.], part II, p. 30. --Invalid Dates BaptizeChris: (5 per 1910 Union County Census.)1 She was Congregational Church.1 She married James Marion Dewitt at Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois, on 6 November 1921.2 As of 6 November 1921,her married name was Dewitt.2 Murray Eulalah Miller died on 2 April 2001 at Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois, at age 96; Murray E Dewitt
SSN 352-38-6798
Last residence 62952 Jonesboro, Union Co IL
Born 4 Oct 1904
Died 2 Apr 2001
State (Year) SSN issued - Illinois (1963.)3

Family

James Marion Dewitt b. 2 Sep 1898, d. 6 Feb 1976

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S844] Paul Dean Dillow, Dillow Family, Vol 1 (Michael) p. 203.
  3. [S49] Deaths reported transcribed index, by Social Security Administration, on Ancestry.com.

Jefferson Houser Dewitt1

M, b. 8 February 1851, d. 28 December 1927
FatherAllen W Dewhitt1 b. 1820, d. 17 Jan 1876
MotherDicy (Disey) Houser1 b. 1818, d. bt 1871 - 1872
     Jefferson Houser Dewitt was born on 8 February 1851 at Jackson County, Tennessee.2 He was Postmaster At Cyclone.1 Dicy, William, Nancy, Elizabeth, Samuel, Jefferson, Fanny, Lizzie and Mary was listed as a household member living with Allen W Dewhitt in the 1860 Census at District No 13, Jackson County, Tennessee; 346 348 Allen W Dewhit 40 male atty at law 2600 6000 TN;
Disey Dewhit 46 female household TN;
William 16 male TN attending school;
Nancy 14 female TN attending school;'
Elizabeth 12 female TN attending school;
Saml 10 male TN attending school;
Jefferson 9 male TN attending school;
Molley 8 female TN attending school;
Elisa 4 female TN
Mary Denhart (Dewhit?) 67 female household NC.3 Dice, Nancy, Elizabeth, Fanny and Jefferson was listed as a household member living with A W Dewitt on the 1870 Census at District No 1, Jackson County, Tennessee; 98 98 Dewitt A W 50 male white lawyer 3400 10000 TN male over 21;
Dice E 52 female white housekeeping TN;
Nancy 22 female white TN;
Elizabeth 21 female white TN;
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Dewitt Milly F 19 female white TN;
Jefferson 18 male white TN attending school;
Elisa A 14 female white TN attending school;
Peak Mitchell 40 male mulatto TN cannot read write male over 21.4 He married Elizabeth Stamps at Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, in 1875.1,5 As of 1876, Jefferson Houser Dewitt was also known as T H DeWitt.6 He died on 28 December 1927 at Cyclone, McDonald County, Missouri, at age 76.1 He was buried at Union Lutheran Church Cemetery, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina.1 He 9/1860 Jackson County, TN; 27/1880 Jackson County TN To McDonald County MO 1890's.1

Family

Elizabeth Stamps b. Dec 1857, d. 1930

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S1282] The children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of an unknown DeWhitt/ Dewitt by Gary Rolph (May 2011), DeWhitt 2011, from Patsy R Dewitt.
  3. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census
    about William De White
    Name:
    William De White
    [William Dewitt]
    [William Dewhit]
    [Willian De White]

    Age in 1860:
    16

    Birth Year:
    abt 1844

    Birthplace:
    Tennessee

    Home in 1860:
    District 13, Jackson, Tennessee

    Gender:
    Male

    Post Office:
    Whitleyville

    Value of real estate:
    View image

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    Allen W De Whet
    40


    Disey De White
    46


    William De White
    16


    Nancy De White
    14


    Elisabeth De White
    12


    Saml De White
    10


    Jefferson De White
    9


    Milly De White
    8


    Elisa De White
    4


    Marry Denhart
    67.

  4. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census
    about A W Dewitt
    Name:
    A W Dewitt

    Birth Year:
    abt 1820

    Age in 1870:
    50

    Birthplace:
    Tennessee

    Home in 1870:
    District 1, Jackson, Tennessee

    Race:
    White

    Gender:
    Male

    Value of real estate:
    View image

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    A W Dewitt
    50


    Dice E Dewitt
    52


    Nancy Dewitt
    22


    Elisabeth Dewitt
    21


    Milly F Dewitt
    19


    Jefferson Dewitt
    18


    Elisa A Dewitt
    14


    Mitchel Peck
    40.
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mullins Family Tree.
  6. [S984] TN Jackson Co Loose Court Papers, online http://www.tngenweb.org/jackson/loose_court_records.htm, Dewitt, Margaret I vs Dewitt Wm H et al.

Elizabeth Stamps1

F, b. December 1857, d. 1930
     Elizabeth Stamps was born in December 1857 at Jackson County, Tennessee.1 She was Jackson County, TN; D. Dec. 1948 Cyclone, MO.1 She married Jefferson Houser Dewitt at Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, in 1875.1,2 Her married name was Dewitt.1 Elizabeth Stamps lived; M. Barnard Alvin Milleson.1 She D/o Elijah Stamps & Sarah D. Young.1 She died in 1930 at Cyclone, McDonald County, Missouri.2

Family

Jefferson Houser Dewitt b. 8 Feb 1851, d. 28 Dec 1927

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mullins Family Tree.

John Dewitt1

M, b. 1818, d. June 1863
     John Dewitt was Farmer.2 He was born in 1818 at Virginia; Mowery, Cannon public member has b 1819.3,2 He married Margaret Cruse at Union County, Illinois, on 1 April 1842.2 John Dewitt died in June 1863 at Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri; Wounded at Ft Donelson during Civil War, died in hospital at St. Louis.2

Family

Margaret Cruse b. 21 Jul 1817, d. 11 Jun 1872
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 32/485.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.

Margaret Cruse1

F, b. 21 July 1817, d. 11 June 1872
FatherPeter Cruse1 b. 1771, d. 19 Nov 1857
MotherCatherine "Caty" Boger1 b. 10 Jul 1780, d. bt 1841 - 1844
     Margaret Cruse was born on 21 July 1817 at Rowan County, North Carolina.2,3 She witnessed the census 1820 of Peter Cruse and Catherine "Caty" Boger; Cruce, Henry 00001 000100 0001 (1 male 26-44; 1 female 16-25; 1 engaged in manufacturing)
Cruce, Peter 110201 50010 0300 (1 male 0 thru 9; 1 male 10 thru 15; 0 males 16 thru 18; 2 males 16 thru 25; 1 male 45+; 5 females 0-9; 1 female 26 thru 44; 3 engaged in agriculture)
Cruce, Adam 400301 00001 0300 (4 males 0-9; 0 males 16-18; 3 males 16 thr 25; 1 male 45+; 1 female 45+; 3 engaged in agriculture)
(also John and David Crise; John is 26 thru 44; David 16 thru 25; relatives?)
Township: All Townships
County: Union
State: Illinois
Year: 1820
Roll: M33_11
Page: 160
Image: 153
Cruce, Henry 00001 000100 0001 (1 male 26-44; 1 female 16-25; 1 engaged in manufacturing) prob Henry (2180) 24 yo and his wife Elizabeth (2182) 20 yo (could also be Henry (2173) (25 yo) and wife Mary (Polly) (2176) 20 yo.
Cruce, Peter 110201 50010 0300 (1 male 0 thru 9; 1 male 10 thru 15; 0 males 16 thru 18; 2 males 16 thru 25; 1 male 45+; 5 females 0-9; 1 female 26 thru 44; 3 engaged in agriculture) Peter (2212) 49 yo, maybe Henry's child Charles (26069) less than 1 yr?; 1 male 10-15 would be Peter (2223) 13 yo; 2 males 16 thru 25 but not 16 thru 18 would probably not be Aaron (died before 1820?) nor Peter Jr. (13 where was he?) but Moses (9098) 18 yo; and Henry (2180) 24 yo old; 5 females 0 thru 9 would be Margaret (2535) 3 yo; Leah (4941) 4 yo; Bernice (10879) 6 yo; Rachel (5875) 8 yo, plus 1 (or is this a mistake for Henry's wife?); where is Henry's wife Elizabeth (2182) 20 yo?; Catharine (6732) 40 yo would be the 1 female 26 thru 44.
Cruce, Adam 400301 00001 0300 (4 males 0-9; 0 males 16-18; 3 males 16 thr 25; 1 male 45+; 1 female 45+; 3 engaged in agriculture) Adam Cruse (2200) 58 yrs old; John (2206) 17 yo old unmarried in 1820; Samuel (2230) 18 unmarried in 1820; Jacob (2190) 21 unmarried in 1820; don't know who the 4 males 0-9 are
(also John and David Crise; John is 26 thru 44; David 16 thru 25; relatives?)4


Margaret Cruse was born on 19 December 1821 at Union County, Illinois.5 She witnessed the census 1830 of Peter Cruse and Catherine "Caty" Boger; Cruse Peter Sr. 1 male 15-19, 1 male 20-29, 1 male 50-59; 2 females 10-14, 3 females 15-19, 1 female 50-59
The male and female 50-59 would be Peter and Caty (Peter would be 59). The two 10-14 females probably were Margaret (age 13) and Leah (age 14). The 3 females 15-19 were probably Bernice (age 16), Rachel (age 18), and maybe wife of unknown male 15-19?. Don't know who the male 15-19 was, perhaps a grandchild?. The 20-29 male could be Peter, Aaron, or Moses.6 Margaret Cruse witnessed the census 1840 of Peter Cruse; Peter Cruse Sr. 1 male 20 thru 29; 1 male 40 thru 49; 1 female 0 thru 4; 2 females 20 thru 29. That this is probably the Peter Cruse family shown by the 2 females 20 thru 29. Both Margaret (23) and Leah (24) were unmarried in 1840. Don't know who the 1 child 0 thru 4 is -- perhaps Lucinda Lingle who appears in 1850 census with Peter Cruse Sr. Don't know who the 1 male 20 thru 29 is. IF it were 30 thru 39 then it is posible that it is Lucinda's father.7 She married John Dewitt at Union County, Illinois, on 1 April 1842.3 As of 1 April 1842,her married name was Dewitt.5 Margaret Cruse lived; 1850, 1860 cen Union County, IL.1 She died on 11 June 1872 at Union County, Illinois, at age 54.3 She was buried at Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Dongola, Union County, Illinois.3

Family

John Dewitt b. 1818, d. Jun 1863
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1, p 15/485.
  3. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1 page 32/485.
  4. [S65] 1820 US census, online www.ancestry.com.
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Mowery,Cannon,Cruse and Pool.
  6. [S67] 1830 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  7. [S75] 1840 US Census, online www.ancestry.com.

Joseph Dewitt1,2

M, b. 25 July 1934, d. 28 February 1996
FatherWilliam Edwin Dewitt1 b. 20 Oct 1901, d. 27 Dec 1966
MotherJosephine A Clark2 b. c 1904, d. bt 1948 - 1994
     Joseph Dewitt was in Army (Germany); not married (1972.)1 He was born on 25 July 1934 at Fresno, Fresno County, California.2,3 He died on 28 February 1996 at Monterey County, California, at age 61.4

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Josephine Dewitt in the 1940 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Joseph Alan Dewitt in the US Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Joseph Alan Dewitt in the California Death Index, 1940-1997.

Samuel Dewitt1

M, b. 1850, d. between 1851 and 1860
FatherWilliam Henry Dewitt2 b. 24 Oct 1827, d. bt 1896 - 1900
MotherEmeline H Price2 b. 1823, d. 1863
     Samuel Dewitt was born in 1850 at Macon County, Tennessee; 7/12 (or 2/12) TN 1850 census.1 Emeline, Markus and Samuel was listed as a household member living with William Henry Dewitt on the 1850 Census at Lafayette, Macon County, Tennessee; 950 950 William H DeWitt 24 male attorney 900 TE [sic];
Emeline H 27 female TE;
Alonzo 2 male TE;
Samuel 7/12 male TE
Jane Watkins 12 female TN.3 Samuel Dewitt died between 1851 and 1860 at Jackson County, Tennessee; not in 1860 census, Prominent TN says 'died in infancy.4'

Citations

  1. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census
    about William H Dewett
    Name:
    William H Dewett
    [William H Dewitt]

    Age:
    24

    Estimated Birth Year:
    abt 1826

    Birth Place:
    Te
    [Tennessee]

    Gender:
    Male

    Home in 1850 (City,County,State):
    Lafayette, Macon, Tennessee

    Family Number:
    950

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    William H Dewett
    24


    Emeline H Dewett
    27


    Alonza Dewett
    2


    Samuel Dewett
    0


    Jane Wakins
    12.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census
    about William H Dewett
    Name:
    William H Dewett
    [William H Dewitt]

    Age:
    24

    Estimated Birth Year:
    abt 1826

    Birth Place:
    Te
    [Tennessee]

    Gender:
    Male

    Home in 1850 (City,County,State):
    Lafayette, Macon, Tennessee

    Family Number:
    950

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    William H Dewett
    24


    Emeline H Dewett
    27


    Alonza Dewett
    2


    Samuel Dewett
    0


    Jane Wakins
    12.

  4. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census
    about Wm H Dewitt
    Name:
    Wm H Dewitt
    [William H Dewitt]

    Age in 1860:
    34

    Birth Year:
    abt 1826

    Birthplace:
    Tennessee

    Home in 1860:
    District 1, Smith, Tennessee

    Gender:
    Male

    Post Office:
    Dixon Springs

    Value of real estate:
    View image

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    Wm H Dewitt
    34


    Emelia Dewitt
    34


    Marcus A Dewitt
    12


    Sarah Dewitt
    6.

Lucius Eleazar Dewitt1

M, b. 24 October 1875, d. 16 March 1894
FatherJames Andrew DeWitt1 b. 17 Apr 1840, d. 28 Feb 1900
MotherRuth Ann Fuller1 b. 25 Jan 1844, d. 31 Aug 1898
     Lucius Eleazar Dewitt was born on 24 October 1875 at Newman Township, Douglas County, Illinois.1 He was 'Jesus called her home.1' He lived; IL, CA.1 William, George, Marcus, Lucius and Benjamin was listed as a son in James Andrew DeWitt's household on the 1880 Census at Newman Township, Douglas County, Illinois; Newman, Douglas County, IL , T9, Roll 203, Image 34 of 45
295, 304 Dewitt, James A., white male 40 yo, married, farmer, by KY; father b TN; mother b SC
DeWitt, Ruth A., white female 36 yo, wife, married, keeping house, b IL father b MD; mother b NY
Laura L., white female 17 yo, daughter, single, at home, attended school, b IL; father b KY; mother b IL
William E., white male 14 yo son, single; attended school; b IL; father b KY; mother b IL
George I., white male 11 yo, son, single, attended school, b IL; father b KY; mother b IL
Marcus W., white male 9 yo, son, single, attended school, b IL; father b KY; mother b IL
Lucius E, white male 4 yo, son, single, b IL, father b KY, mother b IL
Benjamin F., white male 1 yo, son, single, b IL, father b KY; mother b IL.2 Lucius Eleazar Dewitt died on 16 March 1894 at Tulare, Tulare County, California, at age 18.1 He was buried at Tulare, Tulare County, California.1 He 4/1880 census (Douglas County, IL) never married; died age 19.1

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com.

May Dewitt1

F, b. March 1891, d. between 1936 and 1944
FatherWilliam Edwin (Uncle Eddie) Dewitt1 b. 3 Oct 1865, d. 23 Apr 1950
MotherMinnie May Hawkins1 b. 29 Jan 1866, d. 12 Mar 1949
     May Dewitt was also known as Eva M Grove.2 She was born in March 1891 at Tipton Township, Tulare County, California.1,3 She lived at California.1 Ruth, May, Blanche and Beryl was listed as a daughter in William Edwin (Uncle Eddie) Dewitt's household on the 1900 Census at Tipton Township, Tulare County, California; ED #64,
101 103; Dewitt, William; head; white male b Oct 1865, 34 yo, married 15 yrs, b IL; father b KY, mother b IL, Postmaster, can read, write, speak English; owns mortgaged house
Minnie, wife, white female b Jan 1866, 34 yo, married 15 yrs, 6 children, 5 living; b IL, father b OH, mother b IN, can read, write, speak English
Ralph, son, white male, b Sept 1885, 14 yo, single, b IL, father and mother b IL, at school 7 months, can read, write, speak English
Ruth, daughter, white female b Aug 1887, 12 yo, single, born IL, father and mother b IL, at school 7 months, can read, write, speak English
May, daughter, white female b May 1891, 9 yo, single, b CA, father and mother b IL, at school 7 months
Blanche, daughter, white female b Jan 1898, 2 yo, single, b CA, father and mother b IL
Beryl, daughter, white female, b Sept 1899, 6/12, single, b CA, father and mother b IL.3 As of 1915,her married name was Grove.4 She married Howard S Grove at Fresno County, California, in 1915.4,5 They witnessed an unknown person 's death at Merced, Merced County, California, on 9 November 1935. Ralph E DeWitt, Packing Concern Executive, Dies
Merced (Merced County) Nov 9 - Ralph E DeWitt 50, a former Modestan and a resident of Merced for the past thirteen years, died last night at his home 1220 Third Street, after a long illness.
DeWitt was in the shoe business until six years ago when he became field superintendent for the California Packing Corporation here. He was born in Illinois and resided in California forty-six years.
He was a past master of Yosemite Lodge, NO 99, Free and Accepted Masons, and a member of the Royal Arch Masons, Scottish Rite, Knights Templar, and the Elks Lodge.
He leaves his widow, Mrs. Isabelle DeWitt; one daughter Miss Alice DeWitt, of Merced; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William E DeWitt of Fresno; five sisters, Mrs.Gus Bodeen, Mr. H.L. Cobb, and Miss Bonnie DeWitt, all of Fresno, Mrs. H. S. Grove, of Hollywood, and Miss Beryl DeWitt of Los Angeles, and one brother Edwin DeWitt of Fresno.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the chapel of the Welch & Griffin Funeral Home. Intgerment will be in the Masonic Cemetery at Modesto..6,7 May Dewitt died between 1936 and 1944 at Los Angeles Countyu, California; not listed in Fresno Bee Dec 23 1944 for W. E. DeWitts' 60th wedding anniversary.8

Family

Howard S Grove b. 27 Feb 1892, d. 28 May 1980

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S11] 1940 US Census, online www.ancestry.com.
  3. [S148] 1900 United States Census, online www.ancestry.com, ancestry.com.
  4. [S52] 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc 2010, January 1920 Internet Resources Available on line.
  5. [S53] 1930 census, online www.ancestry.com, Howard S Grove, Los Angeles,CA.
  6. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Deane Family Tree.
  7. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Fresno Bee Nov 10 1935.
  8. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Fresno Bee 23 Dec 1944.

Marcus Wakefield Dewitt1

M, b. 24 December 1870, d. 16 February 1892
FatherJames Andrew DeWitt1 b. 17 Apr 1840, d. 28 Feb 1900
MotherRuth Ann Fuller1 b. 25 Jan 1844, d. 31 Aug 1898
     Marcus Wakefield Dewitt was born on 24 December 1870 at Newman Township, Douglas County, Illinois.1 He lived; IL, CA.1 William, George, Marcus, Lucius and Benjamin was listed as a son in James Andrew DeWitt's household on the 1880 Census at Newman Township, Douglas County, Illinois; Newman, Douglas County, IL , T9, Roll 203, Image 34 of 45
295, 304 Dewitt, James A., white male 40 yo, married, farmer, by KY; father b TN; mother b SC
DeWitt, Ruth A., white female 36 yo, wife, married, keeping house, b IL father b MD; mother b NY
Laura L., white female 17 yo, daughter, single, at home, attended school, b IL; father b KY; mother b IL
William E., white male 14 yo son, single; attended school; b IL; father b KY; mother b IL
George I., white male 11 yo, son, single, attended school, b IL; father b KY; mother b IL
Marcus W., white male 9 yo, son, single, attended school, b IL; father b KY; mother b IL
Lucius E, white male 4 yo, son, single, b IL, father b KY, mother b IL
Benjamin F., white male 1 yo, son, single, b IL, father b KY; mother b IL.2 Marcus Wakefield Dewitt died on 16 February 1892 at Tulare, Tulare County, California, at age 21; of T.B.1 He was buried at Tulare, Tulare County, California.1 He 9/1880 census (Douglas County, IL) never married.1

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com.

Ralph Emerson Dewitt1

M, b. 23 September 1885, d. 9 November 1935
FatherWilliam Edwin (Uncle Eddie) Dewitt2 b. 3 Oct 1865, d. 23 Apr 1950
MotherMinnie May Hawkins2 b. 29 Jan 1866, d. 12 Mar 1949
     Ralph Emerson Dewitt was born on 23 September 1885 at Newman, Douglas County, Illinois.3,1,4 Ralph was listed as a son in William Edwin (Uncle Eddie) Dewitt's household on the 1900 Census at Tipton Township, Tulare County, California; ED #64,
101 103; Dewitt, William; head; white male b Oct 1865, 34 yo, married 15 yrs, b IL; father b KY, mother b IL, Postmaster, can read, write, speak English; owns mortgaged house
Minnie, wife, white female b Jan 1866, 34 yo, married 15 yrs, 6 children, 5 living; b IL, father b OH, mother b IN, can read, write, speak English
Ralph, son, white male, b Sept 1885, 14 yo, single, b IL, father and mother b IL, at school 7 months, can read, write, speak English
Ruth, daughter, white female b Aug 1887, 12 yo, single, born IL, father and mother b IL, at school 7 months, can read, write, speak English
May, daughter, white female b May 1891, 9 yo, single, b CA, father and mother b IL, at school 7 months
Blanche, daughter, white female b Jan 1898, 2 yo, single, b CA, father and mother b IL
Beryl, daughter, white female, b Sept 1899, 6/12, single, b CA, father and mother b IL.3 Ralph Emerson Dewitt lived; Ill, Cal.2 Ralph was listed as a lodger living with an unknown person 's household on the 1910 Census at Enumeration District 86, Keswick Township, Shasta County, California; De Witt Ralph E lodger male white 24 single IL IL IL merchant retail employer not out of work yesterday 0 days out of work can read write.5 He is listed on a draft registration card; Name: Ralph Emerson Dewitt Box 475 Modesto, CA 32 Sep 23 1885; white native born merchant Modesto CA relative Mrs. M M DeWitt 414 Clark St Fresno CA 5 8 145 lb blue eyes light hair; Roll: 1544412 DraftBoard: 0.1 Ralph was listed as a lodger living with an unknown person 's household on the 1920 Census at Enumeration District 171, Modesto City, Stanislaus County, California; 184 284 DeWitt Ralph roomer male white 34 single can read write IL IL IL speaks English salesman shoe store.6 He married Isabelle Langille Park at Modesto, Stanislaus County, California, on 20 April 1921.7,4 Ralph was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Enumeration District 3, Merced, Merced County, California. 12 575 593 DeWitt [Lewitt in index] Ralph E head owns 5000 not a farm male white 44 married age 35 not in school can read write IL IL IL speaks English tilla foreman orchard wage earner at work yesterday not a veteran; Isabel L wife female white 36 married age 27 not in school can read write CA Canada English Canada English speaks English librarian library wage earner at work yesterday; Alice daughter female white 5 single not in school cA IL CA.7 He died on 9 November 1935 at Merced, Merced County, California, at age 50; Ralph E DeWitt, Packing Concern Executive, Dies
Merced (Merced County) Nov 9 - Ralph E DeWitt 50, a former Modestan and a resident of Merced for the past thirteen years, died last night at his home 1220 Third Street, after a long illness.
DeWitt was in the shoe business until six years ago when he became field superintendent for the California Packing Corporation here. He was born in Illinois and resided in California forty-six years.
He was a past master of Yosemite Lodge, NO 99, Free and Accepted Masons, and a member of the Royal Arch Masons, Scottish Rite, Knights Templar, and the Elks Lodge.
He leaves his widow, Mrs. Isabelle DeWitt; one daughter Miss Alice DeWitt, of Merced; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William E DeWitt of Fresno; five sisters, Mrs.Gus Bodeen, Mr. H.L. Cobb, and Miss Bonnie DeWitt, all of Fresno, Mrs. H. S. Grove, of Hollywood, and Miss Beryl DeWitt of Los Angeles, and one brother Edwin DeWitt of Fresno.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the chapel of the Welch & Griffin Funeral Home. Intgerment will be in the Masonic Cemetery at Modesto.4,8

Family

Isabelle Langille Park b. 7 Jan 1894, d. 18 Aug 1990
Child

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record
    about Ralph Emerson Dewitt.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S148] 1900 United States Census, online www.ancestry.com, ancestry.com.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Deane Family Tree.
  5. [S55] 1910 census on Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Ralph E Dewitt Age in 1910: 24 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1886 Birthplace: Illinois Relation to Head of House: Lodger Father's Birth Place: Illinois Mother's Birth Place: Illinois Home in 1910: Keswick, Shasta, California Marital Status: Single Race: White Gender: Male.
  6. [S52] 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc 2010, January 1920 Internet Resources Available on line.
  7. [S53] 1930 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name:
    Isabel L Lewitt

    Home in 1930:
    Merced, Merced, California

    Age:
    36

    Estimated Birth Year:
    abt 1894

    Relation to Head of House:
    Wife

    Spouse's name:
    Ralph E

    Occupation:

    Education:

    Military Service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace:
    
    View Image

    Neighbors:
    View others on page

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    Ralph E Lewitt
    44


    Isabel L Lewitt
    36


    Alice Lewitt
    5.
  8. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Fresno Bee Nov 10 1935.

Isabelle Langille Park1,2,3

F, b. 7 January 1894, d. 18 August 1990
     Isabelle Langille Park was a librarian.4 She was born on 7 January 1894 at Modesto, Stanislaus County, California; citing California Death index.2,3 Her married name was Dewitt.4 She lived; Cal.4 She married Ralph Emerson Dewitt at Modesto, Stanislaus County, California, on 20 April 1921.2,3 Isabelle was listed as Ralph Emerson Dewitt's wife on the 1930 Census at Enumeration District 3, Merced, Merced County, California. 12 575 593 DeWitt [Lewitt in index] Ralph E head owns 5000 not a farm male white 44 married age 35 not in school can read write IL IL IL speaks English tilla foreman orchard wage earner at work yesterday not a veteran; Isabel L wife female white 36 married age 27 not in school can read write CA Canada English Canada English speaks English librarian library wage earner at work yesterday; Alice daughter female white 5 single not in school cA IL CA.2 They witnessed an unknown person 's death at Merced, Merced County, California, on 9 November 1935. Ralph E DeWitt, Packing Concern Executive, Dies
Merced (Merced County) Nov 9 - Ralph E DeWitt 50, a former Modestan and a resident of Merced for the past thirteen years, died last night at his home 1220 Third Street, after a long illness.
DeWitt was in the shoe business until six years ago when he became field superintendent for the California Packing Corporation here. He was born in Illinois and resided in California forty-six years.
He was a past master of Yosemite Lodge, NO 99, Free and Accepted Masons, and a member of the Royal Arch Masons, Scottish Rite, Knights Templar, and the Elks Lodge.
He leaves his widow, Mrs. Isabelle DeWitt; one daughter Miss Alice DeWitt, of Merced; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William E DeWitt of Fresno; five sisters, Mrs.Gus Bodeen, Mr. H.L. Cobb, and Miss Bonnie DeWitt, all of Fresno, Mrs. H. S. Grove, of Hollywood, and Miss Beryl DeWitt of Los Angeles, and one brother Edwin DeWitt of Fresno.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at the chapel of the Welch & Griffin Funeral Home. Intgerment will be in the Masonic Cemetery at Modesto..3,5 Isabelle Langille Dewitt died on 18 August 1990 at Merced County, California, at age 96.3

Family

Ralph Emerson Dewitt b. 23 Sep 1885, d. 9 Nov 1935
Child

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, California Birth Index, 1905-1995 Record
    about Alice Dewitt.
  2. [S53] 1930 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name:
    Isabel L Lewitt

    Home in 1930:
    Merced, Merced, California

    Age:
    36

    Estimated Birth Year:
    abt 1894

    Relation to Head of House:
    Wife

    Spouse's name:
    Ralph E

    Occupation:

    Education:

    Military Service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace:
    
    View Image

    Neighbors:
    View others on page

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    Ralph E Lewitt
    44


    Isabel L Lewitt
    36


    Alice Lewitt
    5.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Deane Family Tree.
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  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Fresno Bee Nov 10 1935.

Rev. Samuel Dewitt1

M, b. 13 July 1792, d. 5 September 1853
Fatherfather of William French DeWitt1 b. s 1770, d. s 1800
MotherDaughter Of William French1 b. c 1770, d. s 1800
     Rev. Samuel Dewitt is included in the biography of William Henry Dewitt; Biography of William DeWitt, son of Rev Samuel DeWitt, in the Sketches of Prominent Tennesseans: containing biographies and records of many of the families who have attained prominence in Tennessee (Google ebook; originally published 1888)
p 192 - Hon William H DeWitt Chattanooga
This sturdy, self made lawyer was born October 24, 1827, in Smith County, Tennessee, and is well-known in the legal and political history of the State. Born of parents who were far from wealthy, his father being a preacher and small farmer, young DeWitt, enured in boyhood to the toils of farm life, was in the habit of studying to improve his mind at night as well as in the day, when not otherwise engaged, and in this way became, in a great measure, his own school master and learned almost as much without an instructor as with one, mastering some of the branches of mathematics and the first books in Latin without scholastic assistance. In search of knowledge he worked his passage on a flat boat to Nashville, on his way to Berea Academy, near Chapel Hill, Tennessee, where he studied ten months under Rev. John M Barnes, one of the best
page 193
old-time educators in Tennessee. On his return he carried his books and clothing in a pair of saddlebags, thrown across his shoulder, and footed his way home, a distance of one hundred miles, and with only three dollars and a half in his wallet, borrowed from George W McQuiddy.
After he grew into manhood he lived two years, 1847-8, at Gainesborough Tennessee, teaching in Montpelier Academy. The next two years he taught in Jackson County. From 1850 to 1856 he lived at Lafayette Tennessee, teaching in the academy one year, and practicing law five years. In law, also, as in literature, he became his own school master, thus illustrating the time-worn saying, “The boy is father to the man.” But he determined in early boyhood to gain as good an education as perseverance, energy, an industry would bring, aided by very limited pecuniary means. This view met the approval of his father, by whom, long before he reached manhood, he was permitted to teach in common schools, and with the money thus accumulated go to various seminaries of learning.
He was licensed to practice law in November, 1850, at Lafayette, by Judges B L Ridley and William B Campbell, and became a member of the American Legal Association in 1851. In 1856-58, a little over one year, he practiced law at Lebanon. From 1858 to 1875, he resided at Carthage, county seat of his native county. On January 8 1875 he settled in Chattanooga where he still resides. Both before and since the war, some of the best educated and most intellectual men of the State became lawyers under his instruction, for which he refused compensation. It is part of his reputation, and one reason for his personal popularity, that he has ever been ready to aid and encourage all worthy and aspiring young men.

Meanwhile Judge DeWitt represented the counties of Smith, Mason, and Sumner in the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1855-6; was renominated in 1857, but declined. He was elected a member of the constitutional convention of 1861, he opposing the convention, which was voted down. In August 1861 he was elected to the Confederate Congress. The Tennessee delegation to the Confederate Congress stood among the most distinguished men in the whole country, and consisted of W H DeWitt, Robert L Caruthers, James H Thomas, George W Jones, John F House, John D C Atkins and David M Currin (See Alexander H Stephens’ War Between the States, Vol. 2, p 464). The proceedings in that body are comparatively unknown, as all the sessions were secret while Judge DeWitt was a member.

In 1872 Gov John C Brown appointed him special chancellor in the Fifth chancery division of Tennessee, pending the contest of the election of W W Ward by Combs and Cox.

In politics Judge DeWitt was a Whig, and was one of those who lingered long and worshipped devoutly at the abandoned altars of his party, opposing secession with all his might till the war came on, and even then his sympathies and not his judgment led him to espouse the Confederate cause. Since the war he has acted with the Democratic party, but has always been conservative in his views. Though he was always successful in his contests for office, yet, sine the war between the States, he has never sought office of any kind though often urged to stand for political and judicial positions. He has never been ambitious for office, and never became a candidate except at the earnest solicitation of his friends, and though conscious of his powers, has been unpretending, and prefers a retired life.

In 1878, he was a member of the judicial convention, held at Nashville, to nominate candidates for judges of the Supreme Court. He was chairman of the committee on resolutions in the state Democratic convention in 1876, which nominated delegates to the St Louis convention which nominated Tilden for the presidency.

Judge DeWitt is a member of the Methodist church. He became a Mason at Lafayette, Tennessee, in Lodge No 149, has taken all the Chapter degrees, and was one year Worshipful Master of the lodge at Carthage. He was made an Odd Fellow in Martin Lodge No 32, at Lafayette, and has passed all the chairs of that order.

Judge DeWitt first married in Jackson County, Tennessee, May 30, 1847, Miss Emilie Price, daughter of Thomas Price, Esq, a large land owner and farmer. Her mother was a Miss Van Hooper. To this marriage were born five children, two of whom died suddenly on the same day with the mother, in 1863; two died in infancy, and only one child survives: Lade DeWitt, born in 1862, educated at the Catholic school, Bardstown Kentucky; married Dec 5 1871 in Smith County Kentucky [sic] Mr. James Monroe Fisher, a lawyer at Carthage, and has three children, DeWitt, Julian, and Bessie.

Judge DeWitt’s next marriage, which occurred in Smith County Tennessee May 30 1867, was with Miss Bettie Wilson ( a direct descendant in the paternal line of Daniel Boone), daughter of Hughlette Wilson, of Barren County, Kentucky. Her mother was Kitty Bird Wooten, of a leading old Kentucky family. Mrs. DeWitt’s grandfather, Gen Sam Wilson, was one of the planters in surveying and laying off entries for land grants in Kentucky and Tennessee. Her sister, Kate, now living in Nashville, is the widow of the late Judge Samuel M Fite. Her sister, Nelia, married H M Hale, a lawyer at Carthage, and her sister, Josie, is the wife of Carroll Denny, a farmer in Smith County. Mrs. DeWitt was educated in Kentucky, by Rev Dr Isaa T Reneau, but finished her education under Rev Dr Lapley of Nashville. She is a member of the Methodist church. By his marriage with Miss Wilson Judge DeWitt has two children: (1) William Eugene and (2) Hughlette.

Judge DeWitt’s parents were both born in 1792, in

page 194 - South Carolina. His father, Rev Samuel DeWitt, was an officer in the company of Capt Wilkinson (grandfather of Peyton Wilkinson) in the war of 1812, under Gen Jackson. The ancestors of Judge DeWitt’s father and mother were in the Revolution of 1776. Judge DeWitt’s mother was a McWhirter, and her grandfather, McWhirter was killed in the battle of King’s Mountain. Her uncle Henry Wakefield was shot through the breast in that war, but lived to the age of one hundred and six years.

In addition to his attainments as a lawyer, Judge DeWitt’s literary culture has been so highly appreciated that he has often been selected to deliver addresses on Masonic occasions, fourth of July celebrations, college commencements, and other occasions, calling for varied historical, philosophical, literary, and political learning, and oratorical abilities of a high order. His memorial addresses on the deaths of members of the bench an bar have helped to spread his reputation among the first orators of Tennessee, for he has few equals for pathos and logic. Moreover, he is not infrequently spoken of as a ripe scholar and a gentleman of elegant tastes and manner, but had he cultivated the talent which expressed itself in his young manhood in essays in verse, he might have been classed among the poets. A few only of his poetical attempts remain.

Judge DeWitt is truly a self made man. By perseverance, and industry he overcame al obstacles and obtained a classical education and finally became learned in the law. In his career of life he was given to no evil habits whatever. Truthfulness and integrity were the stars that guided him. He resolved in early manhood to become at least the equal of any one in his profession, if hard study, good morals, energy, and diligence would accomplish it. He chose his profession early and bent every effort to succeed. In this time of thought and action he drew much inspiration and lasting benefit from the teachings of his venerated father, and from the “Lectures of Rev Dr Hawes to Young Men.”

One great fault of his life, however growing out of kindly nature or his want of power to say ‘no,’ is that he has, from time to time lost heavily by endorsing for others, though he is now, notwithstanding this, in very independent circumstances. As a lawyer, he stands in the front rank of his profession in the highest courts of the State and of the nation, before which he has been almost uniformly successful, though he has never brought all his intellectual resources into full play except upon occasions that demanded it. As a man he is upright and just in all his transactions, allowing nothing to come between him and the discharge of what he believes correct and honorable. The elements of his character are so fashioned as to imbue him with the strongest sympathies for the poor and the unfortunate through all the grades of society; while his integrity and chivalry command the admiration of all who know him.2
1775 - SC Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vl1, (1900) p. 184-185 - The first council of Safety of the Revolutionary Party - 'We The Subscribers Whose Names Are here Under Writen [sic] do Volluntarely [sic] list & In roll [sic] Our Selves In A Valanteer [sic] Company of Horse to be Commanded by Capt. Mathew Singleton, Isham Moore, John Singleton, in the Parrish [sic] of St. Marks subject to the resolves of the General Provinsial [sic] Congress & the Counsell [sic] of Safety for the service of the Collinies [sic] Purely to Acct. within this Collony [sic] & to be ready Upon Any & Every Emergency when thereunto Cauled [sic] by the Counsell [sic] of Safety and do hereby bind Our Selves in A band by the Ties of religion & honour to be furm [sic] in Our duty to Our Officers and Agree Willingly and Uanumasly [sic] to be Subject to the Acct. for Mutiny & desursion [sic] As Other Companies in like Surconstances [sic] rare so far to be Tried by Our Own Officers and ridments [sic] & Companies to Which We belong In Witness Whereof We have hereunto set Our hands this twenty sixth day of August 1775.' Signed by 49 names, including Samuel D Witt, William Williams, John James, James Allen. Jean has photocopy of article page. Samuel D Witt evidently signed his name, as others had an X by name. In footnote, says that James Allen and John James were two of four names scratched out.
In SC A Short History 1520-1948, by David Duncan Wallace (U of SC Press, 1966; c 1951 UNC Press). 'In 1767 the parish of St. Marks included a third of the province consisting of everything northwest of Williamsburg between the Great Peedee and the Santee-Congaree-Saluda. . .Though we contribute to the support of the government,' said a 1767 petition, 'we do not share the benefits enjoyed by our fellow-provincials. We are practically denied trial by our peers, as few persons north of the Santee are on the jury list.' 'The failure to divide the back country into parishes we conceive to be due to the selfish interests of those in and near Charles Town, who seek to have everything centered there, to our absence was largely due the voting of 60,000 pounds for an exchange for the merchants and a ballroom for the ladies of CharlesTown, while nearly 60,000 back settlers have not a minister nor church, as if we were not worth the thought of, or deemed as savages or not as Christians!' (from petition signed by 4,000 men and supported by Rev. Charles Woodmaison). The suggestions include that 'circuit or county courts as in neighboring provinces subordinate courts in each parish consisting of justices and freeholders; provincial laws to be digested into a code and printed; the interior and upper parts of the Province, all beyond the Black River, to be laid out in parishes and churches or parsonages to be founded among them, public schools to be founded in the back settlements, the lines of all parishes to be run to the Cherokee boundary, 'that we may no longer wander in the maize of supposition.' p. 223 of same book, 'On February 27, 1766, the commons read a. . .petition for redress of grievances sent from the people of Congarees, Ninety Six, Broad, and Saluda Rivers, and 'places adjacent' praying for relief from paying the same taxes per acre as paid by the richest farmland and relief also from the lack of commonest government services and any representation in the assembly. . .' Colonial America microfiche (1600-1819) from LDS. 1779. Rev. Samuel Dewitt was born on 13 July 1792 at South Carolina; Samuel DeWitt (his name on his tombstone) was born 13 July 1792, also on his tombstone. In the 1850 census he is listed as born in South Carolina.
"copy of family record of marriage: Samuel Dewhitt was born July 13th AD 1792" fold 3 page 66.3,4 He was 'evangelist of the Christian Church.1' Rev. Samuel Dewitt was also known as Samuel DeWhitt Patsey DeWhitt -- The Rev. Samuel DeWitt spelled his name Dewhitt/DeWhitt in early records. The Civil war record of the HOn William H. DeWitt is in name DeWhitt.1 He married Mary Allen McWhorter at Smith County, Tennessee, on 18 June 1812.5,3,4 Rev. Samuel Dewitt "enlisted 28 Jan 1814; discharged 26 May 1814; PVt, Capt A Wilkinson's Co Tenn Militia" fold 3 1812 Pension File
"was drafted to Captain Allen Wilkinson's company 3rd regiment, Tennessee militia commanded by Col Stephen Copeland on the 21 of January 1814 and was honorably dischargd at Fayetteville on or about the 7th day of May 1814 on account of sickness." fold 3
"was drafted at Dickens Springs Smith County TN on or about the 18th day of January AD 1814, and was mustered into service at Fayetteville, TN on or about the 2th day of January AD 1814, for the term of three months, and continued in active service in said war for the term of about two months including the time he was sick, and he was furloughed home from Huntsville, AL on or about the 28th day of March 1D 8114, on the account of sickness by his physician (perhaps Dr. Moore) - fold 3, p 57, declaration by Samuel Dewitt
De Whitt Samuel page 1
National Archives, Microfilm Index to War of 1812 service records -- DeWhitt, Samuel / 3 Reg't (Copeland's) West Tenn. Mil. / War of 1812/ Corporal / Corporal (went in as and left as Corporal); pension record (Index to War of 1812 pension files, transcribed by Virgil D. White; National Historical Pub Co, Waynes Bore, TN, 1989), Vl. 1, A-F. p. 584 -- 'Dewhill, Samuel, Mary A. [McWhorter or McWhirter], WC-4115, M18, Jun 1812, Smith Co, TN, sd 5 Sep 1853, Macon Co, TN, wd 3 Nov 1878, Jackson Co, TN, srv A. Wilkinson's TN mil, lived Macon Co, TN & wid also lived Smith Co, TN;
McWhirter email: "Her husband served in the War of 1812 (Capt Wilkinson's militia). She filed a Widow's Pension #8291. Nat Arch. N4115
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War of 1812 service record:
War of 1812 Service Records
about Samuel Dewhitt
Name:
Samuel Dewhitt

Company:
3 REG'T (COPELAND'S) WEST TENNESSEE MIL.

Rank - Induction:
CORPORAL

Rank - Discharge:
CORPORAL

Roll Box:
57

Roll Exct:
602.5,6,4 He and Mary Allen Dewitt lived between 1820 and 1847 at Macon County, Tennessee.5 Whence Came Gamaliel
(The following was submitted by Vicki Connor. We need to thank her for taking the time to transcribe it and submitting it for our use.)
This is a little book I found in a family history library here in Nasville,
TN. It is called "Whence Came Gamaliel". I’ll send some excerpts of the book
to the list. If you are looking for history of early Monroe area, this is a
good read. Here we go.
"Whence Came Gamaliel" written in 1979 by a number of people.
+++
Mr John HAYES, son of Aaron HAYES of North caolina, settled on the East Fork
of Barren River on the site of the Sydney STANFORD house. The two men
foresaw that a town was springing up and on May 21, 1844, deeded ten acres
of land, at a point where their farms met, to be used for community
betterment. A school was established with John PENDERGAST (he later
removed to California during the gold rush and started a Bible College in
Yolo County) as teacher. He was succeeded by Samuel DEWITT (1792-1853) who
taught and preached in the little log builing below the present entrance of
the cemetery. Four men, of which Big Jim was one, financed the building and
the school for a time. Samuel DEWITT said Gamaliel was a good bible name and
this was a good village and the town took the name that he suggested.
Samuel DEWITT, his daughter, and two grandchildren are buried in Gamaliel
Cemetery. Their graves are completely covered by coffin shaped stones.
Samuel DEWITT’S epitaph reads: "Quo animo vivit a eternus", in which the
literal translation is "He lived with a mind for eternity". At
the time the town was named, there were seven families in a mile radius:
Robert WELCH at the David CLARK place; Maston COMER, lived in log house
below the cemetery; Charles BROWNING and John MEADOR lived in the Salt Lick
(Bugtussel) direction, also Mrs. David LYONS lived on the site of the Edward
BURNETTE house.
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On August 29, 1844, John D. WELCH was playing on the school ground and
was stricken very ill. He asked to be buried on the ground where he had
spent so many happy days. Thus, Gamaliel Cemetery was started. In 1957 there
were about 1250 graves. Gamaliel is one of the few towns whose cemetery
numbers more graves than the town has inhabitants. Many of the people who
attended church and school in Gamaliel were from outlying districts. Many
people came from Old Union Church on the howard HATCHER farm. Samuel DEWITT
and his wife, Mary, became Christians at Old Union. Samuel DEWITT became a
Christian in 1820 and preached at Old Union until his death in 1853. He also
preached at Gamaliel, Tompkinsville, Old Mulkey, Red Boiling Springs,
Bbaghdad, Gainsboro, and Layfayette. The Old Union congregation was at first
made up by members who had migrated from Old Union in the latter part of the
18th century. Many people from Gamaliel attended church at Clementsville and
Old Mulkey. Many members of Old Mulkey transferred to Gamaliel. Everyone
here regardless of beliefs and affiliations worshipped here side by side
until 1882. When the Civil War started in 1860 the little town was ripped
asunder. Brother turned against brother and father against son. Marauding
bands of guerillas plundered, set fire to and plagued the people terribly.
Dr. BOBO, an Englishman, lived on the Lillard YAYLOR farm. He was a southern
sympathizer in the midst of a nest of northerners. He vowed not to shave or
cut his hair until the south whipped the north. At the time of his death,
his head was the size of a bushel basket.

McWhirter email has: Mary Allen McWhorter. . .said to have been from Gamaliel, Kentucky and to have 'visited' a Levi McWhirter at Roan Creek Church of Christ.7,5


Samuel was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Smith County, Tennessee. 520 Dewhitt Samuel
1 free white male under 10 (male dewitt)
1 free white male 26 thru 44 (Samuel 28 yo)
2 free white females under 10 (female 1 and Minerva)
1 free white female 26 thru 44 (Mary 28 yo)
1 person engaged in agriculture.8 He and Mary Allen Dewitt were Union Mtg House the following join Oct 1821, among the list is Samuel DeWitt and Mary A. DeWitt (all by experience and baptism).1,5 Grants S of Walker's Line, 1825-1923 (fr KY Land Grants by Willard Rouse Jillson) -- consists of 4,583 sep grants located S of Walker line and N of parallel 36 degrees and 30 min; a line which was acc est in 1819 by Robert Alexander and Luke Munsell -- Dr. Walker, in running his lne for S boundary of KY in 1779-1780 failed to est true parallel 36 deg 30 min; his line falling variously 6 to 10 miles N of true parallel. Since the old Walker line had been est as S boundary of KY and covers considerable distance, it will be seen that the lands ind in these grants were really in TN. Samuel DeWitt, 50 acres, Book 2, p. 155, date of survey 1-18-1828, Smith County on Long Ck. Henry McWorter, 50 acres Book 2, p. 46, date of survey 11-12-1827, Smith County Long Ck Gabriel W McWorter, 100 acres, Bk 2, p. 51, date of su 11-10-1827, Smith County Long Ck George McWorter, 50 acres, Bk 2, p. 107, date of survey 3-15-1827, Smith County, Salt Lick Ck Henry McWorter, 25 acres, Bk 2, p. 142, date of surve 5-26-1828, Smith County, Salt Lick Ck Gabriel McWhorter, 100 acres, Bk 2, p. 170, date of sur 5-27-1828, Smith County, Slt Lick Ck Gabriel McWhorter, 100 acres, Bk 2, p. 171, date of su 5-27-1828, Smith County, Slt Lick Ck Samuel DeWitt between 1825 and 1830 at Smith County, Tennessee.1 Samuel was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Smith County, Tennessee. 873 Samuel Dewhit [Durshie in index]
0 males 0-5
2 males 5 thru 9 William Henry 3; Allen W 10)
1 male 10-14 (male Dewitt 12)
0 males 15-20
0 males 20-29
1 male 30-39 (Samuel 38)
1 female under 5 (Frances 2)
0 females 5-10
0 females 10-15
1 female 15-19 (Female 1 15)
0 females 20-30
1 female 30-39 (Mary 38).9 Samuel was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census at District 4, Jackson County, Tennessee. Samuel Dewit [sic]
1 male 10 - 14 (William H)
1 male 40-49 (Samuel)
1 female 10-14 (Frances 12)
1 female 40-49 (Mary).10 He Salt Lick Ch Constituted 20 Nov 1842 by appointing Samuel Jones and Adam Border elders and Enoch Been deacons who were severally ordained by Samuel DeWhitt, an evangelist of the Christian Church. Jul mtg 1854, Samuel DeWitt deceased Sept 5 1853, Mary A. DeWitt Aug 15, 1852 [joined? moved?]. between 1842 and 1854 at Salt Lick Church, Tennessee.1 He witnessed an unknown person 's death at Simpson County, Kentucky, on 29 June 1847. William DeWitt, obituary in Christian Messenger and Bible Advocate, Vl. 5, No. 10, Oct 1847, p. 239-240. Death date of Wm DeWit 29 Jun 1847. 'Obituaries. Brother Howard: - This communication is to inform you of the death of my brother, William DeWhitt, who has been a member of the Church of Christ for 25 years. A great part of that time he was a faithful and able advocate of the doctrine of the NT. His health became bad some two years before his death, so much so, that he could not labor at home or abroad, but very little; but his zeal for the Lord and his truth never abated. He bore his affliction with great patience and resignation. I visited him in June but a short time before his departure, about which he spoke with much apparent expectation [?] to himself and comfort to his friends -- exhorting Christians to live humble and faithful [----?] sinners [---?] repent and turn to God and one thing will here remain that his children who had come to a mature age had all joined the church but one. . .on the 29th of June death fastened his iron grasp upon him. . . say to his wife, children and grandchildren. . .he died at his own residence in Simpson County, KY. Signed by Samuel DeWitt, Whitleysville [TN] Aug 17, 1847. (From research done by Lois Stanley for Loretta Berry in March 1984)..3 Samuel was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at District No 6, Macon County, Tennessee. 427 427 Saml Dewitt 58 male farmer 1200 SC;
Mary 58 female " [SC] cannot read/ write;
Thomas J Houser 25 male " [farmer] KY married within the year;
Frances Houser 22 female TN married within the yar;
John " [Houser] 9 male TN.11 He lived in 1851 at Macon County, Tennessee; "Residence of Soldier 1851 Macon County TN."4 He died on 5 September 1853 at Macon County, Tennessee, at age 61; "Samuel died 3 September 1853, also according to his tombstone."
"Death of soldier Sept 5 1853 Macon Co TN" fold 3.3,4 He was buried at Gamaliel, Monroe County, Kentucky; Samuel DEWITT, his daughter, and two grandchildren are buried in Gamaliel
Cemetery. Their graves are completely covered by coffin shaped stones.
Samuel DEWITT’S epitaph reads: "Quo animo vivit a eternus", in which the
literal translation is "He lived with a mind for eternity".
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Inscription:
In
memory of
Samuel DeWitt
A Christian Minis
Ter Born July
13 AD 1792
in SC and Died in
Tenn Sep 5 A.D. 1853
"Quo Animo
Vivat Eternus"
[What spirit to live eternally].7

Family

Mary Allen McWhorter b. 19 Jun 1792, d. 3 Nov 1878
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S986] Sketches of Prominent Tennesseans, online http://books.google.com/books
  3. [S1282] The children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of an unknown DeWhitt/ Dewitt by Gary Rolph (May 2011), DeWhitt 2011,.
  4. [S124] Fold3, online www.fold3.com, War of 1812 Pension Files Tennessee D De Whitt, Samuel.
  5. [S539] Alan McWhirter, "Re: Database inquiry (McWhirter)," e-mail to Gary Rolph, 11 Apr 2004.
  6. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, War of 1812 Service Records
    about Samuel Dewhitt
    Name:
    Samuel Dewhitt

    Company:
    3 REG'T (COPELAND'S) WEST TENNESSEE MIL.

    Rank - Induction:
    CORPORAL

    Rank - Discharge:
    CORPORAL

    Roll Box:
    57

    Roll Exct:
    602.

  7. [S540] When Came Gamaliel, online http://www.geocities.com/susanbill.geo/Monroeco/…
  8. [S65] 1820 US census, online www.ancestry.com, 1820 United States Federal Census
    about Samuel Dewhitt
    Name:
    Samuel Dewhitt

    County:
    Smith

    State:
    Tennessee

    Enumeration Date:
    August 7, 1820

    Free White Males - Under 10:
    1

    Free White Males - 26 thru 44:
    1

    Free White Females - Under 10:
    2

    Free White Females - 26 thru 44:
    1

    Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture:
    1

    Free White Persons - Under 16:
    3

    Free White Persons - Over 25:
    2

    Total Free White Persons:
    5

    Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:
    5.

  9. [S67] 1830 census, online www.ancestry.com, 1830 United States Federal Census
    about Saml Durshie
    Name:
    Saml Durshie
    [Saml Dewhit]
    [Saml Douthit]

    Home in 1830:
    , Smith, Tennessee
    View Map

    Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:
    2

    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14:
    1

    Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39:
    1

    Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19:
    1

    Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:
    1

    Free White Persons - Under 20:
    4

    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:
    2

    Total Free White Persons:
    6

    Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):
    6.
  10. [S75] 1840 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, 1840 United States Federal Census
    about Saml Dewit
    Name:
    Saml Dewit

    Township:
    District 4

    County:
    Jackson

    State:
    Tennessee

    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14:
    1

    Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49:
    1

    Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14:
    1

    Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49:
    1

    Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves):
    4

    Persons Employed in Agriculture:
    2

    No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write:
    1

    Free White Persons - Under 20:
    2

    Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:
    2

    Total Free White Persons:
    4

    Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:
    4.

  11. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census
    about Saml Dewitt
    Name:
    Saml Dewitt
    [Samuel Dewitt]

    Age:
    58

    Estimated Birth Year:
    abt 1792

    Birth Place:
    South Carolina

    Gender:
    Male

    Home in 1850 (City,County,State):
    District 6, Macon, Tennessee

    Family Number:
    427

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    Saml Dewitt
    58


    Mary Dewitt
    58


    Thomas J Houser
    25


    Frances Houser
    22


    John Houser
    9.

  12. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.