Maple Syrup time in Bradford County
Photo March 2000 by Joyce M. Tice
Abraham DeWitt b. 5 Nov 1765 (notes of Helen Perry say Pike County, Pennsylvania) m. 27 Mar 1787 in Frankford township, Sussex County, New Jersey, Mehitable Hopkins b. 15 Mar 1766 daughter of Silas Hopkins and Mary Swayze who removed to Canada in 1801 as United Empire Loyalists. Abraham DeWitt is perhaps the Abraham listed in the 1793 militia census in New Town (Newton township). Frankford township was formed in 1797 from Newton township. On 16 Sept 1808 Martin Ryerson of Hamburg, Sussex County conveyed 30 acres in Frankford to Abraham of Frankford, being "land lying on westerly side of said DeWitts other lands," recorded 19 Feb 1812. On 6 Nov 1808 Isaac DeWitt and Jerusha his wife of Frankford township sold four acres in Frankford township to Abraham DeWitt, "being part of the real estate of the late John DeWitt, deceased," "by which (Isaac) claims right unto as heir at law of the late John DeWitt deceased and by purchase of the different heirs at law of sd John DeWitt deceased" and also one lot of land situate in the township containing twelve acres and known as a timber lot. On 7 Mar 1810 Peter DeWitt of Frankford deeded land to Abraham DeWitt of Frankford, being the land of "John DeWitt Junr late of Newton now Frankford died intestate seized and possessed of a certain lot or parcel of land and premises situtated in the said township adjoining Sharps upper tract on Pepocoting (Papakating) . . . and leaving issue two daughters named Anna DeWitt and Mary DeWitt the said Anna since married to William Wilson and the sd Anna and William (the said Anna being of full age) did on the 13 day of October 1798 sell and convey one undivided half part of the said lands," containing 22 acres where said Abraham now lives, recorded 8 May 1811. There was a land indenture in 1820 between Abraham and Mehitable of Frankford and Samuel Price of Frankford, real estate of John DeWitt, deceased.
Enumerated in Frankford Township in 1830 with 1 male of age 5 and under age 10, 1 male of age 15 and under age 20, 3 males of age 20 and under 30 (William, Silas, Barnet), 1 male of age 50 and under age 60, 1 male of age 60 and under age 70 (Abraham), 2 females of age 15 and under age 20 (Sarah Jane), 1 female of age 60 and under age 70 (Mehitable).
Abraham d. 30 Jan 1835. Mehitable renounced her right to administer the estate, 18 Feb 1835 and appointed son, Silas. Mehitable signed by mark. Silas H. DeWitt was appointed administrator of the estate of Abraham DeWitt, 19 Feb 1835 (Sussex County probate file 58945). Col. Joseph H. DeWitt protested the appointment of administrator (#2875). An inventory of the estate filed 3 Mar 1835 amounted to $259.38 and was recorded 10 Mar 1835. The farm in Frankford township upon which Abraham and Mehitable had resided was sold to satisfy debts, containing about fifty acres and situated on the west side of the road leading from Newton to Deckertown. Also, a woodlot and pasture in Frankford township containing about ten acres. In the Sussex Orphans Court (Minutes Volume C p. 161) of 1836 (August term) it was determined there was a balance of $627.99 after the sale of the land and settling of debts and the estate, which was to be distributed in equal amounts to Mary Cooley, the wife of Jonathan Cooley, Elizabeth Jeroloman, the wife of James Jeroloman, Azuba Jeroloman, the wife of John Jeroloman, John B. DeWitt, Joseph H. DeWitt, William F. DeWitt, Silas H. DeWitt, Doctor B. DeWitt, and Sarah Jane Miller, the wife of Nicholas P. Miller, "being all the children and heirs of the said deceased." Mehitable d. 31 Mar 1841 (DAR application of great granddaugther Charlotte Cooper Jones) 3 Mar 1841 (notes of Helen Perry) or 31 Aug 1841 (DAR application of descendant Lois Ann DeWitt Skinner).
1. Mary DeWitt b. 1 Nov 1788 m. Jonathan Cooley.
2. Elizabeth DeWitt b. 23 Jan 1790.
3. Azuba DeWitt b. 16 July 1793.
4. John Bostwick DeWitt b. 30 Apr 1796.
5. Joseph Hopkins DeWitt b. 23 Apr 1798.
6. Benjamin DeWitt b. 18 Oct 1800.
7. William F. DeWitt b. 23 Oct 1804.
8. Silas Hopkins DeWitt b. 9 May 1806.
9. Doctor Barnet DeWitt b. 30 Nov 1808.
10. Sarah Jane DeWitt b. 21 Mar 1811.
2. Elizabeth DeWitt b. 23 Jan 1790 m. 23 Feb 1817 (Sussex County, New Jersey marriage record) James Joralemon, Jr., b. 1793 son of James Joralemon and Margaret Hill. Their marriage is recorded in Sussex County, New Jersey records, "James Jerolemon of Sparta married 23 February 1817 Eliza DeWitt of Frankford by Rev. William Hough." Elizabeth Joralemon's name appears as both Eliza and Betsey in some records, both versions of Elizabeth. James and Elizabeth removed from New Jersey sometime after April 1826 when son John was born there, to Pike County, Pennsylvania and were enumerated there in 1830, no township listed, but perhaps it was Milford township as they were enumerated next to Elizabeth's brother, John B. DeWitt and his family who were enumerated in Milford township in 1840. The family next appears in Wells township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania in the 1840 census enumeration. They were perhaps still residing in Wells as late as November 1845 when a daughter died and is buried in the Judson Hill Cemetery. Sometime after that date they removed to Waterloo, Seneca County, New York and were enumerated there in 1850. They returned to Wells township sometime after the 1850 census enumeration and in April 1855, James Joralemon purchased ten and one fourth acres in Wells township at Judson Hill. The same ten acres were sold in August 1857 to John Joralemon of Painted Post, Steuben County, New York. John and wife, Louisa A., of Seneca, Ontario County, New York sold (94:435) the same land, 2 April 1869 to Eliza Dunning. James Joralemon died 5 May 1860 aged 66 years and 6 months (ts) and his tombstone is in the Judson Hill Cemetery, Wells township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. The 1860 Pennsylvania mortality schedule relates he died May 1860 age 67, born New Jersey, farmer, consumption of lungs, died in the borough of Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. In the 1860 census enumeration, Elizabeth Joralemon was residing with son, John at Wellsboro and in the 1870 census enumeration she was residing with John at Seneca, Ontario County, New York. Her tombstone in the Judson Hill Cemetery reads:
IN MEMORY OF
departed this life
81 YRS. 1 MO & 12 DS.
The soul of our mother is gone,
To heighten the triumph above.
Exalted in Jesus throne,
And clasped in the arms of his love.
From the 1830 census, James and Elizabeth Joralemon had five children in their household, two sons and three daughters. Two names of the five children are known. Of the three unknown children, they were all born between 1821 and 1825 according to the 1830 census. These three children were not in the 1840 household, suggesting they were deceased or had married before the 1840 enumeration. If they were deceased, the location of their interment is unknown to me or if they married, to whom is unknown. There are no records after 1830 to indicate that these children were living or are there any names involved with the remaining members of the family to indicate any other relationships. Elizabeth Joralemon after her decease was living with son, John. Also, her tombstone is inscribed "my mother," which perhaps indicates only one living child in 1871, her son, John.
Notes of Henry VanFossen Harper relates that James and Betsey had children, Jonas, Mary Jane, William, John, and seven more. Mrs. Charlotte Cooper Jones, a granddaughter of Betsey's sister Sarah Jane DeWitt Miller also named these same four children.
perhaps a child b. c. 1818.
child b. c. 1820.
child b. c. 1822.
child b. c. 1824.
John Joralemon b. 3 Apr 1826 New Jersey.
Mary J. Joralemon b. 25 Apr 1828 d. 10 Nov 1845 17y 6m 16d (ts) Judson Hill Cemetery.
William D. Joralemon b. 17 Aug 1832 d. 12 Aug 1844 11y 11m 26d (ts) Judson Hill Cemetery.
3. Azuba DeWitt b. 16 July 1793 m. 5 Nov 1814 (Sussex County, New Jersey marriage record) John Joralemon b. perhaps c. 1787 son of James Joralemon and Margaret Hill. His date of birth is uncertain. No bible record or other vital record has been found to substantiate this date. From the 1830 census he was of age 20 and under 30 placing his birth at 1801 to 1810. On the 1840 census he was of age 40 and under age 50 placing his birth at 1791 to 1800. In 1850 he was age 55; in 1860 age 70; in 1870 age 70; and in 1880 he was age 93; and when he died in Jan 1882 his obituary related that he was 95. In a letter dated 16 Mar 1929, Lillian Joralemon Barker, granddaughter of John, wrote to her cousin William R. Joralemon, and stated "Grandfather John Joralemon died Jan. 16, 1882. Five of his children were living at the time of his death - none of them knew the day of his birth but all said he would have been 96 years sometime in the year 1882 therefore he must have been born say 1787."
John and Azuba resided near Sparta, Sussex County, New Jersey. "In 1822 when Stephen Lyon and his wife, Elizabeth became residents of Sparta village, there were in the village or near it, according to Mrs. Lyons recollections, but three members of the Methodist church besides herself. They were Ziba Nichols and the wives of James and John Geroloman, farmers near by." This is taken from the History of Sussex and Warren Counties, New Jersey by James Snell. The first attempt to hold services was about 1830.
John Joralemon brought action against Anthony Peters and John Moore in the Inferior Court of Common Pleas of Sussex County (File 12) for nonpayment of eighteen days of service of a horse owned by John Joralemon. Judgement was given to Joralemon. Peters and Moore acknowledged that they were indebted to John Joralemon in the amount of one hundred dollars, 15 May 1828, but appealed. On 30 June 1828 the parties proceeded to trial. Judgement was against the defendants in favor of plaintiff (Joralemon) of thirteen dollars and fifty cents and two dollars and twenty cents court costs.
John, Azuba and their family were enumerated in the 1830 census of Hardyston township. They removed from Sussex County sometime after November 1832 and before 1839 (youngest son, William born in Pennsylvania) to Middle Smithfield, Monroe County, Pennsylvania and were enumerated there in 1840. Their son, John married at Middle Smithfield 1 October 1838, which may indicate John and Azuba had removed to Middle Smithfield prior to that date. The family removed from Middle Smithfield to northwestern Bradford County, Pennsylvania in 1842, either Wells or Columbia township. The biographical sketches in the History of Bradford County, Pennsylvania by H. C. Bradsby of Charles and Joseph Joralemon, both sons of John and Azuba, state 1843 as the arrival date. However, in the History of Bradford County, Pennsylvania by L. H. Everts, Charles Joralemon related that he had been in the county since 1842. Also, John Hopkins Joralemon, a son of John and Azuba, had a son die in January 1843 who is buried in the Judson Hill Cemetery in Wells township, which would place the arrival of his family in Bradford County before January 1843 and probably in 1842 at which time the entire family perhaps removed to Bradford County. Daughter, Margaret VanKirk and her family preceded the family to Bradford County sometime after 1836 and before 1840 as did also her uncle, James Joralemon Jr., and his family.
Azuba Joralemon died 14 November 1845 aged 52 years. This date and age are taken from the bible of her son, John Hopkins Joralemon and the same date and age are inscribed on the Joralemon monument in Judson Hill Cemetery, Wells township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. The Joralemon monument is a four-sided monument with the names of five members of the Joralemon family inscribed. This monument was certainly not erected in 1845 when Azuba died, but at a much later date. The Joralemons and DeWitts have the oldest dated markers in the cemetery and are believed to be the first burials in the cemetery, which was perhaps originally a DeWitt and Joralemon family cemetery. Several members of the DeWitt family also removed from Middle Smithfield to Wells township, some of them removing in a few years to Sullivan township, Tioga County. A very deteriorated structure presently stands across the road from the Judson Hill Cemetery, being the old Methodist Church built after the first church was destroyed by fire. Azuba and Elizabeth Joralemon were instrumental in forming the Methodist class at Judson Hill. It is related that they were devout Methodists, which may account for Elizabeth having a son who was a Methodist minister and Azuba having three grandsons who were Methodist ministers.
John Joralemon married sometime after Azuba's death and before the 1850 census enumeration, Mrs. Eliza Sawyer McClelland b. c. 1807, widow of Andrew McClelland who died in 1836. Within the John and Eliza Joralemon household of 1850 in Columbia township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania was Joseph Joralemon age 17, Catherine Joralemon age 16, and William Joralemon age 13. Catherine Joralemon was listed before Joseph and William and is believed to be a daughter of Eliza's first marriage and thus not a member of the Joralemon family.
John and Eliza Joralemon had removed sometime after October 1850 and before August 1852 to Armenia township in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, when on 28 August 1852 Eliza Joralemon of Armenia township, late widow and relict of Andrew McClelland, late of Columbia township, sold (37:181) land as her surrender of dower to Eleanor Jane McClelland, eldest daughter. The land transaction involved 112 acres and was signed in the presence of John Joralemon.
John Joralemon was living with his son, Joseph and family in Armenia township, Bradford County in the 1860 census enumeration. Eliza Joralemon, John's second wife, was residing with daughter, Eleanor Battin and family in Fox township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania in 1860. She was not enumerated with her daughter and family in 1870. John is enumerated in the 1870 census of Troy borough in Bradford County, occupation being a constable, his occupation previously recorded as farmer in other census records. John was age 70 on the 1870 census and within his household was a Susan Joralemon age 53 and an Isaac Joralemon age 19, the latter recorded to be an idiot, unable to read or write. John and Susan Joralemon were married sometime after 1860 and before September 1869, but her identity is unknown. The identity of the Isaac Joralemon in the 1870 household is also unknown. No Isaac Joralemon appears on the 1860 census in the Joralemon households nor is he a grandson of John Joralemon. If he was a son of John Joralemon he could only be a child by wife, Eliza Sawyer McClelland Joralemon. He was more likely a child of Susan Joralemon by a previous marriage. The only other record found of Susan Joralemon is on 4 September 1869 when Joseph Joralemon and Melissa his wife of the village of Otisville, Orange County, New York deeded (108:347) a house and lot on Canton Street in Troy to Susan Joralemon. Joseph Joralemon was a son of John and Azuba DeWitt Joralemon. Joseph Joralemon and wife, Melissa of Orange County, New York gave (129:109)life lease of a house on the east side of Canton Street in Troy to John Joralemon and all three signed. The next record of John Joralemon is in 1880 when he was enumerated with son, Charles and family in Columbia township. John Joralemon died 16 January 1882. His obituary relates that he died in Wells township. None of his children were residing in Wells township at that date, so it is unknown who he may have been residing with unless it was a grandchild who was residing in Wells township. He may have died in Columbia township if he was residing with son, Charles. The biography of Charles Joralemon states "parents died upon farm settled," but there are several inaccuracies in the biography. The date of death is recorded in the 1882 diary of Dunning Killgore who had married Helen M. VanKirk, a granddaughter of John and Azuba Joralemon and this same date was also among records of Lillian Joralemon Barker, another granddaughter. It is presumed John is buried in the Judson Hill Cemetery in Wells township. His name is inscribed on the Joralemon monument in Judson Hill Cemetery with that of his wife and other family members, but no date of death or age was inscribed, the monument evidently erected sometime before 1882 and his date of death was not inscribed after his decease. Azuba's named inscribed as "Zuba" and also sons, J. L., E. H., and William are on the monument with their dates of death.
DIED. Joralemon - In Wells, Jan. 16, of old age, John Joralemon, aged 95 years (Northern Tier Gazette, Troy, Pennsylvania, Thursday, January 19, 1882).
In the biography of Charles Joralemon in the History of Bradford County, Pennsylvania by Bradsby it is related seven children were born to John and Azuba DeWitt Joralemon, but as previously indicated there are inaccuracies in this biography. In the obituary of Charles it relates there were eight children. In notes of Lillian Joralemon Barker, she related that there were nine children, and that her father, Joseph was the eighth child and that the youngest, William died of typhoid fever during the Civil War and that one child died in infancy. Other notes indicate that the child who died in infancy was named Barnabas.
Margaret Joralemon b. 27 Mar 1816 Sparta, New Jersey.
John Hopkins Joralemon b. 15 Mar 1818 Sparta.
James Ludlam Joralemon b. 1821 Sparta d. 24 Dec 1845 aged 24 years (ts) buried Judson Hill Cemetery, Wells township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
Barnabas Joralemon d. infancy or early childhood.
Charles Wesley Joralemon b. 12 Apr 1827 Sparta.
Abraham DeWitt Joralemon b. November 1828 Sparta.
Edward H. Joralemon b. c. 1830 Sparta d. 28 November 1845 aged 16 years (ts), Joralemon monument, Judson Hill Cemetery. His age does not seem to be correct on the Joralemon monument, since he is not accounted for in his parents household in the 1830 census enumeration, though he could have been born in the latter part of 1830 and was one of the two males of age five and under age ten in the 1840 census enumeration. It would seem that he was more likely fifteen years of age or even fourteen at the time of his death.
Joseph H. Joralemon b. 23 Nov 1832 Sparta.
William Joralemon b. c. 1838 Middle Smithfield, Pennsylvania d. 7 May 1865 25y (ts) Judson Hill Cemetery. William was not named as a son of John and Azuba in the biography of Charles Joralemon in the History of Bradford County, Pennsylvania, however there are several inaccuracies in this biography. The obituary of Charles Joralemon states there were eight children and notes of Lillian Joralemon Barker related that William was the ninth child, one child dying in infancy. William must certainly be the male child under age five enumerated with John and Azuba in 1840 and the same William Joralemon who was age thirteen and enumerated in Columbia township with his father in 1850. His age of thirteen in 1850 would place his birth at about 1837 while his age on the Joralemon monument would place his birth at between 8 May 1839 and 6 May 1840. He has not been located in the 1860 census enumeration. He is related to have died of typhoid fever during the Civil War.
4. John Bostwick DeWitt b. 30 Apr 1796 was named for Rev. John
Bostwick of Frankford Township, Sussex County, New Jersey, m. 24
July 1818 in Sussex County, New Jersey, Ann Goble of Wantage township,
Sussex County, b. 28 May 1795 Hardwick, Sussex County, New Jersey daughter
of Nathan Goble and Azubah Price who removed to Frankford township,
Sussex County when she was a child. John and Ann resided in Frankford
township, Sussex County, New Jersey after their marriage until their
removal to Upper Smithfield, Pike County, Pennsylvania, perhaps about 1823
where her parents had removed to in 1820. John enumerated as a head
of household in Pike County, Pennsylvania in 1830 next to James Joralemon,
his brother in law. No township given in 1830, but it was perhaps
Milford where they are related to have resided. Enumerated in Milford township,
Pike County, Pennsylvania in 1840. They sold a farm of 176 acres,
27 June 1849 to his brother, Silas and conveyed several other parcels
in the area and removed in that year to northern Columbia township, Bradford
County, Pennsylvania and resided near Baptist Hill where other members
of his family had preceeded him. Enumerated there in 1850, farmer.
They attended the Methodist Episcopal Church at Judson Hill in Wells
township. On 8 May 1854, John B. DeWitt of Columbia township purchased
(43:120) 86 acres at Baptist Hill in Columbia township. They removed
in that same year to neighboring Wells township, Bradford County,
residing in the southwest portion of the township. 83 of the 86 acre farm
in Columbia township was sold (43:121)1 Jan 1855 by John and Ann, Ann signing
by mark. On 8 Jan 1856 John B. DeWitt and Ann, his wife of Wells
township sold (48:237) the remaining three acres of land in Columbia
township to Thomas D. Gustin, Ann signing by mark. On the 1858 atlas their
residence was on the east side of the Judson Hill Road a short distance
north of Ameigh Valley Road. Enumerated there in 1860, farmer. John
purchased (59:448) 40 acres in Wells township, 2 Apr 1860, which
was sold (68:62)10 May 1864 by John and Ann to Allen W. Ayers, Ann signing
by mark. They were members of the Methodist Class that met at Daggett,
Jackson Township in 1866 with a notation that they resided in Wells
and removed by letter to Roseville in April 1866 and another notation later
in the records that they removed by letter in 1872. Enumerated in Rutland
township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania in 1870. They were listed in
the 1873 Daggett Methodist Church register. The obituary of daughter,
Hettie relates that "she was a daughter of Uncle John DeWitt, a Methodist
exhorter. Her early life was spent in serving others, her father
keeping a public house for many years. Besides entertaining travelers,
he furnished house room and board for ministers free of charge, helped
to build churches and to advance Christ's kingdom. In all this she
labored with him, finally taking care of an invalid mother for many
years. Later she was married to the Rev. Amos Mansfield..." In 1871/2 their
son, Abraham was proprietor of the Elmira Hotel at 184 & 186 Water
Street, Elmira, New York and in 1872/3 the Pennsylvania House Hotel
at 215 & 217 Water Street, so perhaps John was associated with
him, since the obituary of Hettie relates John kept a public house. Ann
d. 18 Nov 1873 (Wells and Jackson Methodist church record). After
John’s name in the church records is the notation Elmira, indicating
he perhaps removed to Elmira. In the 1876-77 directory, John was boarding
at the Pennsylvania House, a hotel operated by his son Abraham. John
d. 30 May 1877/79, place of death and burial unknown, but perhaps
11. Francis Hopkins DeWitt b. 7 Jan 1821 Frankford township, Sussex County, New Jersey.
12. John Joralemon DeWitt b. 7 Dec 1822 New Jersey.
13. Benjamin Hopkins DeWitt b. 6 June 1825 Pennsylvania.
14. Sarah Jane DeWitt b. 10 May 1827 d. 29 Aug 1828.
15. Abraham Bostwick DeWitt b. 7/10/19 Mar 1829 Pennsylvania.
16. Mehitable Ann DeWitt, known as Hettie, b. 16 Oct 1833 Milford, Pennsylvania.
17. Manning Force DeWitt b. 26 Aug 1836 Milford.
5. Joseph Hopkins DeWitt b. 23 Apr 1798 m. 24 July 1819 Sarah Goble. Sarah Goble perhaps the Sarah Goble b. 5 Nov 1793 Hardwick, Sussex County, New Jersey daughter of Enos Goble and Abigail Dildine or the Sarah Goble b. 16 Apr 1803 daughter of Nathan Goble and Azubah Price. Joseph m. 12 May 1822 (2)Sarah Edwards, known as Sally, b. 1798. Sally was the mother of Catherine Cecelia Edwards b. 19 Oct 1818 m. Nelson Wolfe, resided Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Joseph, Sarah, and family were enumerated in Frankford township, Sussex County, New Jersey in 1830. Warren Bartlett of Columbia township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania conveyed (12:488) for $1 to Joseph H. DeWitt of Frankford township, Sussex County, New Jersey, 38 1/2 acres of a 77 acre tract in Columbia township, 4 May 1836. Also, on that same day, James Seeley Jr., and his wife, Laura of Wells township, Bradford County, conveyed (12:486) 199 acres in Columbia township to Joseph. The family perhaps removed at that date (1836) to northern Columbia township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania near Baptist Hill. Joseph first appears on the 1837 tax list of Columbia. Below are the assessment years and property that Joseph was taxed for:
1840 Columbia - 120 improved acres, 520 unimproved acres, 1 house,
2 horses, 1 yoke oxen, 12 cows
1841 Columbia - 120 improved acres, 354 unimproved acres, 3 horses, 9 cows (notation add 120 acres)
1841 Wells - 14 unimproved acres
1842 Columbia - 660 acres and house, 4 horses, 1 yoke oxen, 13 cows
1842 Wells - 15 unimproved acres
1843 Columbia - 660 acres and house, 3 horses, 1 pair oxen, 12 cows
1843 Wells - 11 acres (2 unimproved)
1844 Columbia - 150 improved acres and house, 390 unimproved acres, 3 horses, 1 pair oxen, 16 cows
1844 Wells - 11 unimproved acres
1845 Columbia - 540 acres (140 improved and house), 2 horses, 13 cows
1845 Wells - 11 unimproved acres
1846 Columbia - 140 improved acres, 400 unimproved acres, 20 cows, 2 oxen, 6 horses
1846 Wells - 11 unimproved acres
Enumerated in Columbia township in 1840, farmer. They attended
the Methodist Episcopal Church at Judson Hill in Wells township.
Sarah d. 24 Oct 1842 44y 7m (ts) Judson Hill Cemetery, Wells township,
Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Joseph m. 4 Dec 1843 (3)Olivia Pitts Rumsey
b. 1816/7 daughter of Noah Rumsey and Susannah Cudworth of Sullivan
township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Joseph purchased (51:185) 63
acres in Columbia township, 10 June 1846 from the William Bingham
trustees. Enumerated in Columbia township in 1850, farmer, value of real
estate $12,000. Joseph and Olivia sold (51:187) the 63 acres, 10
Dec 1857 to son, George W. DeWitt and George in turn assigned (51:188)
the land to brother Caleb, 29 Dec 1857. On 2 Dec 1857, Joseph and
Olivia DeWitt of Rutland township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania deeded 242
acres (51:50) and 199 acres (51:51) of land in Columbia township
to William R. DeWitt of the city of Portage, state of Wisconsin.
Joseph and Olivia removed to Missouri and were enumerated in Moniteau Township,
Cooper County, post office address California, in 1860. The family then
removed to Iowa County, Iowa where Joseph perhaps d. sometime in
the 1860’s. Olivia and her three youngest children were enumerated
in York Township, Iowa County, Iowa in 1870, farmers. In the early 1870’s
her children removed to Nebraska and Olivia was enumerated with daughter
Minerva and family in Atlanta Precinct, Saline County, Nebraska in
Child of Joseph and Sarah Goble:
18. Caleb Hopkins DeWitt b. 1 Nov 1820 Frankford township, Sussex County, New Jersey.
Children of Joseph and Sarah Edwards:
19. William Ryerson DeWitt b. 31 Mar 1823.
20. Mehitable Jane DeWitt b. 14 Jan 1825 Frankford township.
21. Mary Ann DeWitt b. 4 Mar 1827 Frankford township.
22. George Washington DeWitt b. 4 Nov 1829 New Jersey.
23. John Wesley DeWitt b. 4 July 1831 New Jersey.
24. Sarah Rebecca DeWitt b. 9 Dec 1833 New Jersey.
25. Tempy Almira DeWitt b. 10 Nov 1835 d. 3 Apr 1845 9y 4m 24d (ts) Judson Hill Cemetery.
Children of Joseph and Olivia:
26. Helen Rumsey DeWitt b. 3 Sept 1844 Columbia township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
27. Joseph Clinton DeWitt b. 4 June 1846 Columbia township.
28. Martha Minerva DeWitt b. 21 Jan 1848 Columbia township.
29. Nancy Elizabeth DeWitt b. July 1855 Columbia township.
30. Abraham Lincoln DeWitt b. c. 1860 Iowa.
7. William F. DeWitt b. 23 Oct 1804 m. Adaline Skinner b. c. 1806
New York. Enumerated in the town of Mamakating, Sullivan County,
New York in 1840, engaged in manufacturing and or trade. They removed
before the 1850 census enumeration to the neighboring town of Deerpark
in Orange County, New York, where William was enumerated as a farmer.
About 1855 they removed a short distance to the neighboring town
of Mt. Hope in Orange County and resided in the village of Otisville. The
History of Orange County relates that W. F. DeWitt was a local preacher
and class leader of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Otisville.
"Mr. DeWitt has been in the ministry about forty years and has resided
here twenty-five years, doing a large amount of Christian work in connection
with this church." His nephew, Olin DeWitt in a letter related, "I
remember one Bro. of my Fathers, his name was William - he was a
Methodist minister." Enumerated in the town of Mt. Hope in 1860, William
a cabinet maker and Adaline a school teacher. Enumerated there in
1870, William an undertaker and the same for 1880. Adaline d. 6 Apr
1885 79y (ts) and William d. 4 Jan 1886 82y (ts) Mt Hope Cemetery.
Estate of William dated 1886 Orange County Surrogate Court Book 49 page
52. Adaline d.
Gracie daughter of N.B. and Nellie Smith d. 20 Jan 1878 3y 3m (ts) buried on lot.
31. daughter b. c. 1834.
32. John Wesley DeWitt b. June 1838 Sullivan County, New York.
33. Lydia Jane DeWitt b. c. 1840 Sullivan County.
34. Martha DeWitt b. c. 1844 Orange County, New York enumerated with parents in 1865.
35. Benson M. Dewitt b. Sept 1846 Orange County.
8. Silas Hopkins DeWitt b. 9 May 1806 m. 6 June 1833 Joanna J. Hibler b. 26 Dec 1814 New Jersey daughter of Mathias Hibler and wife Phebe. Enumerated in Frankford township, Sussex County, New
Jersey in 1840. They removed to a 176 acre farm in Dingman and Milford townships, Pike County, Pennsylvania which they purchased from his brother, John B. DeWitt, 27 June 1849. Enumerated in Dingman township in 1850. Silas d. 11 Apr 1858 51y 11m 1d (ts) and Joanna d. 27 Dec 1864 50y 1d (ts) Frankford Plains Cemetery, Frankford township, Sussex County, New Jersey. Silas d. intestate in Dingman township owning a farm of 176 acres in Dingman and Milford townships. The farm was sold to satisfy debts of the decedent.
36. Phebe H. DeWitt b. c. 1834 Frankford township m. Henry B. Wells.
37. Mahetable Jane DeWitt b. 12 June 1836 Frankford township m. 16 Feb 1854 Samuel H. Hough b. 31 Jan 1828. Mahetable d. 1 (death record) 2 (bible) May 1895 and Samuel d. 9 Aug 1895 buried Frankford Plains. "Obituary - Jane M. Hough, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins DeWitt who for many years lived on the Pa. side of the Delaware River beyond Dingmans" (Wantage Recorder, Wantage, New Jersey, May 17, 1895).
Anna Laura Hough b. 13 Jan 1855 m. 1 May 1886 Henry S. Philips.
Ella Frances Hough b. 22 Sept 1856 m. 18 Jan 1882 David C. Truex.
Ida Agusuta Hough b. 12 Feb 1859 m. 3 Jan 1883 Morris A. Wyker.
Carrie Estella Hough b. 23 Mar 1862 m. 18 Feb 1891 Jacob S. Wolfe, M. D.
Maggie Olive Hough b. 8 Dec 1864 m. 25 Dec 1888 John A. Roe, M. D.
Austin DeWitt Hough b. 29 Jan 1873 m. 14 Dec 1892 Bertha Amanda VanSyckle b. 14 Jan 1875.
Samuel Ernest Hough b. 2 May 1876 m. 18 Feb 1896 Mattie E. Roe.
38. Elizabeth A. DeWitt b. 22 Feb 1839 Frankford township, removed in 1885 to Illinois and m. Thomas H. Smith. Resided Hoopeston, Illinois. Elizabeth d. 22 Feb 1911 Illinois buried with brother, William in Sussex County, New Jersey.
39. Temperance U. DeWitt b. c. 1840 Frankford township.
40. Mary O. DeWitt b. c. 12 May 1842/4 Frankford township d. 11 June 1905, single, buried with brother, William.
41. perhaps a child d. young.
42. William W. DeWitt b. 5 Sept 1848 Frankford township m. Belle S. Phillips b. 23 Aug 1859. Belle d. 30 July 1902 and William d. 27 July 1927 buried Frankford Plains.
43. Margaret O. DeWitt b. c. 1850 Frankford township m. Edgar L. Albertson.
44. Olin DeWitt b. July 1852 near Milford, Pennsylvania, single in 1880, resided Fort Calhoun, Nebraska in 1911 and 1917.
45. Edgar A. DeWitt b. May 1854 resided Danville, Illinois in 1911.
46. Alice B. DeWitt b. 30 May 1857, single in 1880.
9. Doctor Barnet DeWitt b. 30 Nov 1808 and wife Mary (she is refered
to as Sarah Brown of Sussex County in notes compiled by Helen Perry
and was perhaps Mary Brown) were enumerated in the town of Mamakating,
Sullivan County, New York in 1840, Barnet engaged in manufacturing and
or trade. They removed sometime in the 1840’s to South Creek Township,
Bradford County, Pennsylvania. The census indicates that daughter
Jerusha was born in 1843 in Pennsylvania, but Barnet does not appear
on the tax lists of South Creek until 1848. Mary d. in the 1840's and Barnet
m. (2)Rebecca Jane Ingersoll b. c. 1823 New York state daughter of
Gideon Ingersoll and Sarah Hough who had removed from Sussex County,
New Jersey to Hector, Tompkins (that portion that is now Schuyler)
County, New York and then to southeastern Wells township, Bradford County,
Pennsylvania. Barnet and Rebecca enumerated in South Creek township,
Bradford County in 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880, residing in the western
portion of the town near southeastern Wells township. They attended the
Methodist Episcopal Church at Judson Hill in Wells township. Barnet purchased
(82:258) 66 acres in South Creek township from the William Bingham
trustees, 5 Nov 1866. Barnet and Rebecca conveyed (140:573) 52 acres
in South Creek township to S. H. Ingersoll, 21 Feb 1880. Barnet d. 31
July 1885 South Creek (Bradford County Estate 4070) buried Judson Hill
Cemetery, Wells township with first wife, no markers. S. H. and Mary
E. Ingersoll conveyed (142:225) 52 acres in South Creek township
to Rebecca, 18 May 1880. Galletta Edith Andrus and her husband, Frank E.,
sold (181:94)one half acre in the village of Gillett in South Creek
township to Rebecca for $625, 9 Nov 1889. Rebecca conveyed (222:264)
the one half acre to Jesse M. DeWitt, 11 May 1898 for $1. Rebecca
was not enumerated in South Creek township in 1900. Rebecca d. 17 July
1908 83y (ts) buried with parents in Judson Hill Cemetery.
Mosherville, Pa., Aug. 1. - Yesterday forenoon Barnum Dewitt, aged sixty, who has been demented for some time, went into his own hay mow and set it on fire. The barn, full of hay, harness, and all contents, including the unfortunate man himself, were burned. A few of his bones were found. It is supposed he chose that manner of suicide. He leaves a family. His son saw the flames, and emerged from the house a moment later. Running to the door he endeavored to open it, but found it locked. With a crowbar he pried an entrance into the barn, which was by this time a mass of flames and smoke. In the middle of the floor stood his father, his clothing ablaze and his flesh sizzling. The horrified young man called to the maniac to come out, and was answered by a shriek of derisive laughter. Rushing inside, the brave boy tried to pull his father outside of the blazing barn, but the man retreated to a corner, which was a mass of fire, and threw himself into the raging flames, and there expired. DeWitt is well known throughout this section and has a brother-in-law Mr. M. W. Dunning who lives in the Fifth ward in Elmira. He was partially demented. This was the second time he tried to take his life. Squire Moore, of Gillets, took charge of the remains (Bradford Republican, Towanda, Pennsylvania, Thursday, August 6, 1885).
Last Friday occurred, just over the line in South Creek township, one of the most shocking affairs one is ever called upon to report. Barnet Dewitt, a man who has been considered slightly deranged for over thirty years, and for several years past has been growing worse, set fire to a large pile of loose straw in
his barn and placing himself in the midst, perished in the flames. The occurrence, as related by his family, is as follows: On Friday morning his wife drove to South Creek, leaving her daughter-in-law to keep house during her absence. The husband admonished her not to stay long, and then took a morning nap, awaking about ten o'clock and going immediately to the barn, where in ten minutes' time the flames were discovered by his son, who was working in a field near by. Rushing in, he found his father standing in the midst of the fire, and calling to him to run received the insane reply, "My God! the barn's on fire!" and with no other cry or groan retained his position and sank in the midst of the flames. The wife arrived, neighbors gathered around, but the fire had gained such headway and the heat was so intense that nothing could be done to rescue the unfortunate man, and when at last the remains were taken from the ruins, only a few bones were left. Mrs. Dewitt is a sister of S. H. Ingersoll, who was notified, and with his wife hastened to the scene, but was too late to do more than compose the charred bones of the victim. The funeral took place on Judson Hill on Sunday, being conducted by Rev. A. King, of Daggett's Mills, and he was laid to rest by the side of his first wife. He leaves four children by his former marriage and two by his last wife, all adults (undated obituary from scrapbook collection).
Barnett Dewitt died Aspinwall Fri, burned to death (Mansfield Advertiser, August 5, 1885).
Children of D. Barnet and Mary:
47. George DeWitt b. c. 1834 New York.
48. Eliza A. DeWitt b. c. 1836 New York.
49. James B. DeWitt b. c. 1838 New York appears in the class list of the Methodist Church which met at the school house on Rowley Hill, Wells Township in the late 1860’s and listed as married. There was a James DeWitt b. Mar 1839 PA in the 1900 census enumeration of Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pennsylvania residing at 443 Third with wife Phoebe b. Mar 1847, son Elliot b. Oct 1870, daughter Atta C., b. Dec 1877, and daughter Gertrude b. May 1884. There was a James DeWitt at North Chemung, New York in the 1868-9 directory.
50. Ellen G. DeWitt b. c. 1841 New York.
51. Jerusha M. DeWitt b. 3 Apr 1843 Pennsylvania d. 15 Nov 1860 17y 7m 12d (ts) Judson Hill Cemetery, Wells township.
Children of D. Barnet and Rebecca:
52. Charles I. DeWitt b. Mar 1849.
53. John DeWitt b. c. 1853, living 1860 census enumeration, d. young.
54. Jesse M. DeWitt b. c. 1863 was listed in the 1885, 1886, and 1887 South Creek tax assessment lists. Not found in 1900 NY or PA soundex.
10. Sarah Jane DeWitt b. 21 Mar 1811 m. 30 Sept 1832 Nicholas Parker Miller b. 21 Apr 1809 son of James Miller and Sarah Brown. Resided New York state (perhaps Sullivan County) after marriage, removing in late 1840's or early in 1850 to Michigan. Enumerated in Emmett, Calhoun County, Michigan in 1850, Nicholas a mason. Enumerated in Battle Creek Township, Calhoun County in 1860 and 1870, mason. Nicholas d. 9 May 1874. Sally enumerated in household of son James in 1880 in Battle Creek. Sally d. 4 Aug 1887.
55. Amanda Maria Miller b. 4 Dec 1837 Worleyboro, Sullivan County, New York.
56. James Benson Miller b. c. 1840 New York.
57. John Franklin Miller b. c. 1843 New York.
58. William Jewett Miller b. c. 1845 New York.
59. Foster D. Miller b. c. 1848 New York.
60. Charles Wesley Miller b. c. 1855.
61. Elizabeth Miller b. c. 1858.
11. Francis Hopkins DeWitt b. 7 Jan 1821 m. 23 Jan 1842 Mary Ellen
Rockwell b. 24 Sept 1827. Mary Ellen d. 7 June 1848 Milford, Pike
County, Pennsylvania. Francis and his two sons were enumerated with
his parents in 1850 in Columbia township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
Francis m. 1 Dec 1852 at South Creek, Bradford County, Pennsylvania,
(2)Mary Ann Ward b. 25 May 1825 South Creek township, Bradford County
daughter of Moses and Mary Ward. Francis enlisted 1 Feb 1862 at Troy,
Pennsylvania in Company B, 2nd Battery, 14th Regiment United States Infantry
during the Civil War. His description: age, near 35; height, five
feet eight inches; complexion, dark; eyes, blue; hair, brown. During
the Civil War he left Elmira, New York and went to New York and then to
Fort Trumble, New London, Connecticut where he became ill and was
discharged 24 Dec 1862. Farm laborer, resided Wells township, Bradford
County, Pennsylvania. Peter and Ann Wagner deeded 48 acres in Wells
township to Francis and Mary Ann DeWitt, 9 Jan 1869 (89:847). The 48 acres
in Wells township were deeded, 12 Mar 1888 to John Knapp (174:464).
William A. Nichols conveyed 43 acres in Wells township for $1 to
Mary A. DeWitt. Francis d. 27 Jan 1899 (ts and pension application of
Mary) Millerton, Tioga County, Pennsylvania buried Judson Hill Cemetery,
Wells township. Mary was enumerated in Millerton, Jackson township,
Tioga County, Pennsylvania in 1900, living alone. Mary d. 6 May 1909.
Children of Francis and Mary E.:
62. William Edward DeWitt b. 25 Nov 1843 d. in the Civil War, 23 June 1862 18y 5m (ts) Judson Hill Cemetery.
63. George Hamilton or Houlton DeWitt b. 20 July 1846 was enumerated with uncle, Abram in Elmira, New York in 1870, clerk in hotel. Operated the Troy House in Troy, Pennsylvania.
Child of Francis and Mary Ann:
64. Charles Rockwell DeWitt b. 8 July 1854 d. 1 Apr 1879 24y 8m 22d (ts) Judson Hill Cemetery.
12. John Joralemon DeWitt b. 7 Dec 1822 m. 1 May 1853 Amanda Ann Covert and she d. 8 Sept 1855. Her marker in McIntosh Cemetery, Ward Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania reads: “Amanda A., wife of John DeWitt died Sept 8, 1855 32y 5m 26d.” John m. 2 Aug 1856 (2)Melissa Adams b. c. 1825 Pennsylvania. Enumerated in southeastern Wells township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania in 1860, day laborer. Hiram Hodge and his wife, Almira conveyed four acres in South Creek township to Melissa, 9 June 1867 (Liber 83). Enumerated in South Creek township in 1870, laborer; South Creek township in 1880, farm laborer. John appears on the South Creek Township assessment lists in the 1880’s with a house and lot. John admitted 7 Dec 1893 to Bradford County Home in Burlington from Springfield d. 24 Aug 1896 County Home (County Home record, Bradford County death record, and Bradford Star, Towanda, Pennsylvania, Thursday, September 3, 1896) of inflammation of bowels, buried Gillett.
65. Amanda N. DeWitt b. c. 1858 enumerated as a domestic in Pettengill household in South Creek in 1880.
66. Saloma DeWitt b. c. 1860.
67. Mary E. DeWitt b. c. 1866.
68. Eliza N. DeWitt b. c. 1868.
13. Benjamin Hopkins DeWitt b. 6 June 1825 m. 9 Dec 1849 in Columbia
Cross Roads, Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, Eleanor
Hurlburt b. 1828. Enumerated in Troy township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania
in 1850, farmer. Removed in 1854 or 1855 to Michigan, but returned
to Pennsylvania and were enumerated in Columbia township, Bradford County,
Pennsylvania in 1860, farmer residing in the northern portion of
the town in the area of Wolfe Hollow and Baptist Hill. He enlisted
29 Feb 1864 at Troy, Pennsylvania during the Civil War in Company
H, 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Benjamin was taken prisoner while in
the service. In the 1880 census enumeration, Benjamin was living
with brother, Francis and enumerated as married. In June 1880 he applied
for a pension and his description at that time was: height, five
feet ten and one half inches; complexion, sandy; hair, gray; eyes,
blue; residence, Wells Township, p.o. address Daggett Mills; occupation,
farmer. Benjamin d. 10 Apr 1883 Elmira, New York. Place of interment
unknown. In 1883 when Eleanor applied for a widow’s pension she was
residing in Roseville, Tioga County, Pennsylvania and signed by mark. In
Sept 1884 resided 262 Jones Lane, Elmira, New York. In 1891 Eleanor was
living in the Paggett Block, West Water Street, Elmira, New York.
Eleanor d. 1906 (ts) Alder Run Cemetery, Jackson township, Tioga
69. Holden Taylor DeWitt b. 1 Aug 1850 Pennsylvania.
70. Samantha Ann DeWitt b. 23 Mar 1852 Pennsylvania.
71. William Force DeWitt b. 29 Feb 1854 Pennsylvania.
72. John Bostwick DeWitt b. 24 Sept 1855 Michigan.
73. Benjamin Hopkins DeWitt, Jr., b. 18 June 1858 d. Sept (1860 mortality schedule) 12 Nov 1859 1y 4m (family record) of croup.
15. Abraham Bostwick DeWitt b. 7/10/19 Mar 1829 m. 9 Mar 1851 Jane Wilson Fairbanks b. 16 Nov 1828/9 Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania daughter of Samuel Fairbanks and Lois Willey. He is perhaps the Abram B. DeWitt who was postmaster at Webb Mills, Town of Southport, Chemung County, New York 9 Aug 1853. Sylvester W. Brees became postmater 19 Apr 1854. Resided Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania in June 1859 when Abraham and Jane with other members of her family conveyed their portion of the farm of her father to her brother, Morris Fairbanks (Liber 55:340). Enumerated in Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania in 1860, blacksmith. Served in the 35th Regiment during the Civil War, mustered out 1 July 1863. Resided Roseville, Pennsylvania before removing to Elmira, New York. Enumerated in Elmira in July 1870, keeping a hotel. In the 1871-2 Elmira, New York city directory, he was proprietor of the Elmira Hotel at 184 & 186 Water Street. In 1872/3 he was proprietor of the Pennsylvania House at 215 & 217 Water Street. By 1874/5 he had formed a partnership with Thomas Spence, which became known as DeWitt & Spence and operated the Pennsylvania House. Charles DeWitt became a partner and the firm became known as DeWitt, Spence & Company, operating the Pennsylvania House at 115 West Water Street in 1875/6. Enumerated at 50 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira in 1880, hotel keeper. On 12 Oct 1886, A. B. DeWitt and Jane his wife, of the city of Chicago, state of Illinois, by a quit claim deed, conveyed 52 acres in Columbia Township to her brother, Morris Fairbanks (Liber 168:287). Jane d. 11 Dec 1887 (ts) Baptist Hill Cemetery, Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Abraham m. (2)Amanda Miller Cooper, his cousin. Abraham d. 24 June 1896.
74. Henry M. DeWitt b. c. 1855, known as Harry, was a clerk in his father’s hotel in the 1876-77 Elmira City Directory.
75. Lois Ann DeWitt b. c. 1858 Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.
76. Morris F. DeWitt b. c. 1862.
16. Mehitable Ann DeWitt, known as Hettie, b. 16 Oct 1833 was a member of the Methodist Class that meant at Daggett, Jackson Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania and removed by letter in Apr 1866 with her parents to Roseville, m. sometime in the 1870's Amos Mansfield Jr., as his third wife, b. 2 Mar 1800 Dumerston, Windham County, Vermont son of Amos Mansfield and Elizabeth Fiske. Amos left Vermont and traveled to Syracuse, New York in 1823, m. 1825 (1)Eliza Thompson of DeWitt, Onondaga County, New York b. 10 Sept 1801 daughter of Andrew Thompson and Elizabeth Young. Removed from Onondaga County, New York to Chenango County, New York and then to Rutland Hill, Rutland township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania in 1835. His father also settled on Rutland Hill. Amos ministered the first sermon in a barn on Burton Hill and two years later gave land for the Methodist Church on Rutland Hill. Eliza d. 5 Dec 1864 63y (ts). Amos had a second wife, Julia who signed a deed with him in May 1869 in Columbia township, Bradford County. Amos and Hettie were enumerated in Roseville, Rutland township in 1880. Amos d. 7 Dec 1888 buried with Eliza in Wood Hill Cemetery in northern Sullivan township. Hettie enumerated in Roseville in 1900, living alone. Hettie d. 8 Jan 1909 (obituary) buried Watson Cemetery, Roseville, Pennsylvania Section 5 Lot 16 G1. No children.
17. Manning Force DeWitt b. 26 Aug 1836 was named for Manning Force, a Methodist minister, m. 1859 Ellen Ann Bodine of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania b. Dec 1837 daughter of Ellis M. Bodine and Margaret Shearer of Tioga County, Pennsylvania. In 1859 he was licensed to minister in the Methodist faith at Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. In 1863-4 ministered at Dushore, Pennsylvania; 1865, Enfield, Tompkins County, New York; 1866-8, North Chemung, town of Baldwin, Chemung County, New York; 1869-70, Catharine, Schuyler County, New York (enumerated there in 1870) and then appears in the 1869-71 Elmira New York city directory and in the 1873 directory; 1873-4, Caton, Steuben County, New York; 1875, Millport, Chemung County, New York; 1876-8 North Hector, Schuyler County, New York; 1879, Jacksonville, Tompkins County, New York and then appears in the 1882-4 Elmira City directory with a house at 114 Main Street; 1884-5 Wells, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and appears in the 1885 and 1886 Elmira city directories with a house at 318 West Gray Street; 1886 Erin and Breesport, Chemung County, New York. In the 1887 Elmira City directory resided 318 West Gray and with his son was an insurance agent for Connecticut Mutual Life at 203 West Water Street. In 1888, 1889, 1890 and Elmira City directories, resided 614 Park Place, Elmira, New York. He does not appear in the 1891 Elmira City directory. An undated newspaper notice reads: "Rev. M. F. Dewitt lying seriously ill in the Presbyterian hospital in Chicago. He has just submitted to a fourth severe surgical operation for a throat difficulty." Manning d. 25 Apr 1893 (Bradford Reporter, Towanda, Pennsylvania, Friday, April 28, 1893) at a hospital in Brooklyn, New York buried Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. Ellen was enumerated in the household of daughter Clara in Washington, DC in 1900, d. Chicago.
Rev. M. F. Dewitt, of Elmira, died last Tuesday morning at the hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y., his son Walter being with him at the time. He was a Methodist minister who was particularly well known through this section, and a brother, Francis H. Dewitt, resides in this village. Rev. Dewitt was popularly known as the "marrying minister," and his services were in great demand by Pennsylvania couples who skipped over the line to avoid the necessity of obtaining a license. He has been a great sufferer from a terrible affliction for years and operation after operation were performed upon him with the hopes of relieving him. He was a highly respected and Christian gentleman and his loss will be sincerely mourned. He is survived by a wife, one son and one daughter (undated obituary from Millerton Advocate newspaper in scrapbook collection).
The Rev. Manning Force DeWitt, for twenty-seven years an honored member of the East Genesee and Central New York Conferences, fell asleep in Jesus in the Brooklyn Methodist Episcopal Hospital, April 25, 1893. About five weeks before he went thither to have a fifth operation performed for a cancer, which made its appearance on the lower lip eight years ago. The surgeons in Elmira told him there was just one chance that he would survive the operation, and he answered: “I have decided to take that one chance and trust in God.” He went, accompanied by his wife and other members of his family. He fearlessly endured the operation, from which, seemingly, he came off conqueror. A few days later, however, he was again summoned to the operating table, when he rallied only a few hours, and then became speechless. For five days he lay in a comatose condition, guarded with loving devotion by his son, Walter F., till at last the summons came and he peacefully passed away to his glorious reward. The Rev. M. F. DeWitt was born in Milford, Pa., Aug. 26, 1836, and being converted in early manhood he was licensed to exhort by the Rev. John Hutchins, at Jackson, Pa., in 1858. In 1859 he was licensed to preach by Presiding Elder S. W. Alden, at Wellsboro, Pa., and was admitted to full connection to the East Genesee Conference Sept. 4, 1865. He filled very efficiently the following appointments: 1865, Enfield; 1866-8, Baldwin; 1869-70, Catharine; 1871, supernumeracy; 1872, changed from East Genesee to Central New York Conference by changes of boundaries; 1873-4, Caton; 1875, Millport; 1876-8, North Hector; 1879, Jacksonville; 1800-2, superannuated. Served as supply Dushore charge, 1863-4; Wells charge, 1884-5, and Erin and Breesport in 1886. In 1880 he left the active ranks, enfeebled health compelling him to lay down the burdens and toils of the itinerary. He was pre-eminently a soul winner, and many whom he led to the Saviour call Brother DeWitt blessed. He had the faculty to draw men, first to himself and then to God. 1859 Brother DeWitt married Ellen Ann Bodine, of Wellsboro, Pa., who survives him with three children of adult age, viz: Walter F.; Clara E. (Mrs. Seward E. Covert, of Washington, D. C.) and Mary (Mrs. Milton G. Lamb, of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.). The funeral took place on Thursday, April 26, and was held in Hedding Church, Elmira, N. Y., in deference to the wish of a large circle of friends. The edifice was well filled. The floral designs were beautiful. The services were in charge of the Rev. Dr. Liston H. Pearce. The following ministers took part in the services: E. M. Mills, D. D., of the First Methodist Episcopal Church; B. W. Hamilton, D. D., of the Centenary Church; C. C. Wilbor, and J. R. Boyle, of Wilkes- Barre, Pa. Both Dr. Mills and The Rev. J. A. Roberts, an intimate friend, paid glowing tributes to the departed, dwelling upon his ministerial and private life. The next day the body was taken, accompanied by the family, Dr. Mills and the Rev. J. A. Roberts, to Wellsboro, Pa., for burial. Brother DeWitt was a man of charming personality, profound in his convictions, with manly courage yet childlike simplicity defending the cause of God, which he served so well. He was loved and revered by all. His sympathizing heart was always going out after the welfare of others, self being ever out of sight. The eulogies pronounced upon him by the press of Elmira were evidence of the esteem in which he was held by all its citizens. He stooped to the lowest to lift them up to God and his Christ. Many an aching heart was soothed and comforted by his godlike sympathy. The writer, having been his bosom friend for more than thirteen years, feels free to say that he never knew another man so consistent in character and demeanor, so closely assimilated to the blessed image of the Master. In his home life he was a tender, loving husband and father, with but one aim, the highest good of his loved ones, both spiritually and temporally. Their every desire was a mandate for him. He devoted himself with untiring zeal to their happiness and comfort. He was the sunshine of his home, his genial face a benediction. His hospitality, which the writer and all his friends so often shared, was boundless. He suffered heroically, patiently and uncomplainingly, lest at any time he should give pain to the hearts of his loved ones. In December last, the last time the writer met him, when overwhelmed with pain, he walked the floor and sang: “There won’t be sorrow there,” “Meet me there, meet me there,” “Some sweet day, by-and-by.” And then, when we were about to say good-by, he quoted those favorite lines of his, written upon the tombstone of his wife’s mother in Wellsboro:
“This languishing head is at rest,
Its aching and thinking are o’er;
This quiet, immovable breast
Is moved by affliction no more.”
(Twenty-Sixth Annual Session of the Central New York Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Held October 11th to 16th, 1893. Ithaca, N. Y.)
77. Clara E. DeWitt b. Aug 1860 Pennsylvania.
78. Walter F. DeWitt b. c. 1861 Pennsylvania.
79. Mary B. DeWitt b. May 1869 New York.
18. Caleb Hopkins DeWitt b. 1 Nov 1820 was assessed for 1 horse in Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania in 1843 and 1 cow in 1844. Caleb m. 26 Dec 1844 Mary Magdalena Albert b. 11 Apr 1823 Middle Smithfield Township, bpt 22 June 1823 (Shawnee Brick Church) Monroe County, Pennsylvania daughter of Peter Albert and Margaret Transue. Enumerated in Middle Smithfield township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania in 1850. Returned to Bradford County, Pennsylvania in 1858 and in 1859 to Mainesburg, Sullivan township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Enumerated in Sullivan township in 1860, farmer. Caleb d. 10 Sept 1880 59y (ts) and Mary d. 31 May 1894 71y (ts) Mainesburg Cemetery, Sullivan township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.
80. Joseph Hopkins DeWitt b. 20 Dec 1846 Middle Smithfield township.
81. William Freeman DeWitt b. 24 Aug 1848 Monroe County, Pennsylvania.
82. John W. DeWitt b. 5 Nov 1850.
83. Calvin Hudson DeWitt b. 29 Oct 1853 Monroe County.
84. Horace C. DeWitt b. 24 Dec 1855 d. 24 July 1863 7y (ts) Mainesburg Cemetery.
19. William Ryerson DeWitt b. 31 Mar 1823 was assessed for 1 cow in Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania in 1846. He was an attorney in Bradford County in 1848. William m. Elizabeth Porter b. c. 1836 Pennsylvania. He is perhaps the William R. DeWitt who purchased 40 acres in Wisconsin 10 Nov 1855 (Vol 44 p. 1). Enumerated in Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin in 1860, attorney. William m. 26 Feb 1872 in Muscatine County, Iowa (2)Deborah Ann Alice Fry b. 15 Feb 1843 Johnstown, Somerset County, Pennsylvania daughter of Reuben Fry and Eve Fitzgerald. Enumerated in Limestone County, Texas in 1880, farmer. William d. 30 Oct 1881 Mexia, Limestone County, Texas and has a marker in Cranston, Iowa. Deborah was residing in Cedar Township, Muscatine County, Iowa in the 1900 census enumeration. Deborah d. 20 Dec 1915 Davenport, Iowa buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Cranston, Muscatine County, Iowa.
Child of William and Elizabeth:
85. Mary Helen DeWitt b. c. 1855 Wisconsin.
Children of William and Deborah:
86. William Ryerson DeWitt b. 27 Aug 1873 Maryville, Nodaway County, Missouri.
87. Ellen Zoe DeWitt b. 13 Dec 1874 Maryville d. 16 Feb 1890.
88. George Burton DeWitt b. 19 Mar 1876 Muscatine County, Iowa d. 28 Sept/Dec 1961.
89. Harriet May DeWitt b. 5 Dec 1877 Maryville.
20. Mehitable Jane DeWitt, known as Jennie, b. 14 Jan 1825 m. 8 May 1857 (obituary of Sanford) in Rutland Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, Sanford Wells b. 18 July 1824 Orwell, Bradford County, Pennsylvania son of Theron Wells and Maranda Chaffee. They removed in 1859 (obituary of Sanford) to Missouri and were enumerated in California, Moniteau County in 1860, Sanford a carpenter. They removed in April 1861 to Waterloo, Iowa and were enumerated there in 1870 in the fourth ward, Sanford engaged in roofing and stone work. Enumerated on 7th Street in Waterloo in 1880, Sanford a carpenter and school teacher. Sanford d. 27 Mar 1888 Waterloo, Iowa and Jennie d. 19 Feb 1901 at home of son William in Davenport, Iowa buried Fairview Cemetery, Waterloo, Iowa.
Sanford Wells died Tuesday morning about 1 o’clock, of paralysis of the brain. He was taken suddenly ill the evening before while rehearsing for the “Deestrick Skule” at Grace Church. A physician was called and he was taken home, but gradually sank away. We will publish a more extended notice of his life and death next week (Waterloo Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, March 28, 1888).
The sudden death of Sanford Wells of which brief mention was
made last week, has taken another of the old settlers of Waterloo
- a man well-known and respected by everyone. Deceased was born in
Bradford County, Pennsylvania, July 18, 1824. He was married at Rutland,
Tioga County, Pennsylvania, to Miss Jennie M. DeWitt, daughter of
Col. Joseph DeWitt, on May 8, 1857. Two years later they came west,
and located in the central portion of Missouri, remaining there until April,
1861, when they came to this city, and have resided here ever since.
To them was born three children: Mrs. Grace Wells Farwell of LaMoure,
Dakota; Mrs. Sarah Wells Ellsworth of Herman, Minn., and William
D. Wells, of Le Claire, Iowa. Mr. Wells has been a consistent member of
the Grace Methodist Episcopal church, of this city, since it’s organization
and was always active in church work. He was also for many years
a prominent member of the order of Odd Fellows in this city. His death,
which occurred on Tuesday, March 27, at 1 a.m., was caused by paralysis,
the result of a weakened circulation from heart affection. The funeral
was held from Grace Methodist Episcopal church last Friday at 2 p.m.,
and was in the charge of the lodge of Odd Fellows. Deceased was an honest
and upright man, a good Citizen, highly respected by the people and
who was beloved and honoured in his home life and who leaves a deeply
sorrowing household and circle of sympathizing friends to mourn his
death (Waterloo Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, April 14, 1888).
The death of Mrs. Jennie Wells mother of Prof. W. D. Wells of this city, occurred this morning at the Wells home here. Mrs. Wells was brought here by her son from her home in Waterloo last September after she had suffered from a severe fall that left her with a fractured hip. She spent three months at St. Luke’s hospital, and has been at the home of Prof. Wells since she was able to leave the hospital. Mrs. Wells was born in Sussex county, N.J., Jan. 14, 1825. She was married to Sanford Wells in Tioga county, Pa., in 1856, and they removed to Waterloo, Ia., in April, 1861. Her husband died there in March, 1888. Of their three children Mrs. G. D. Farwell died in Seattle, Wash., in 1890 and Mrs. E. G. Ellsworth is living in Lewiston, Idaho and W. D. Wells in this city. The deceased was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for most of her life, and also a member of the Daughters of Rebekah. A short funeral service will be held at the residence, 1716 Park avenue, Wednesday morning, and the remains will be taken to Waterloo, leaving here over the Northwestern road at noon (Davenport, Democrat, Davenport, Iowa, Tuesday, February 19, 1901).
90. William D. Wells b. Aug 1858 Pennsylvania.
91. Sarah M. Wells b. c. 1862 Waterloo, Iowa.
92. Harriet Grace Wells b. c. 1864 Waterloo.
21. Mary Ann DeWitt b. 4 Mar 1827 m. after the 1850 census enumeration Erastus Dean Yule b. 7 Oct 1815. In the History of Tioga County, Pennsylvania it relates that in 1853, Erastus D. Yule removed to Jackson Township and practiced medicine for several years. In Judson Hill Cemetery, Wells Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania is a marker inscribed - Sarah Frances Yule d. Mar 21, 1853 5m 18d. Perhaps a daughter of Mary and Erastus. Enumerated in Clarksburg, Moniteau County, Missouri in 1860. Erastus enrolled 9 June 1862 as an Assistant Surgeon in Iowa Cavalry 2nd Regiment during the Civil War. In his pension application he states “when I enlisted I had changed my residence twice during four years previous to the war and one year after coming to Iowa.” Erastus became a prisoner of war when captured 4 May 1863 at Jackson, Mississippi; taken to Atlanta, Georgia and then confined in Libby Prison at Richmond, Virginia 10 June 1863. He was honorably discharged 30 July 1864 at Memphis, Tennessee. Enumerated in Clarence City, Cedar County, Iowa in 1870, physician. Removed to Marshalltown, Marshall County, Iowa. Erastus d. 13 Dec 1891 Marshalltown. Mary enumerated a their residence on Third Street in Marshalltown in 1900, mother of one child. Mary d. 8 Aug 1903 buried Riverside Cemetery, Marshalltown.
Dr. E. D. Yule died very suddenly last night at 11:30, of heart disease, at his residence, 115 North Third street, aged 76 years. He has been as well as usual all day and retired for the night at his accustomed hour. About 11 o’clock he awoke his wife, saying he did not feel well, and would get up and sit in her easy chair awhile. In a short time he told his wife that she had better send for a physician, but to be in no hurry about it. Mrs. Yule went to a neighbor’s, awoke them, and asked them to send for a physician, but before he arrived Dr. Yule was past all human aid. Relations outside the city were at once notified of his death by telegraph, and Mrs. A. M. Culbertson, of Cedar Falls, arrived here at 5 o’clock this morning. The time of the funeral will depend on the arrival of other relatives, who desire to be present. Dr. Yule was a native of New York and came to this city about twelve years ago from Clarence, Cedar county, Ia., where he practiced his profession for several years. He was examined for a pension last Saturday, he having held the position of assistant surgeon in the Second Iowa cavalry volunteers. He leaves a wife to mourn his sudden demise (Times Republican, Marshalltown, Iowa, Monday, December 14, 1891).
Mrs. Mary A. DeWitt Yule, aged 76, relict of the late Erastus D. Yule died at her home, No.115 North Third Street this morning at 4 o'clock of organic heart disease complicated with dropsy. Mrs. Yule was among the older residents of the city and was born in New Jersey March 6, 1827. The late Dr. Yule died in this city December 13,1891. She leaves no relatives living in Marshalltown but E. D. Y. Culbertson of Des Moines a nephew was with her at the time of her death. A niece resides in Lincoln, Neb. and another in Troy, Pa. The former is expected to arrive in time to attend the funeral which will be held from the residence Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock conducted by Rev. David. Dempster. The internment will be in the Riverside (Times Republican, Marshalltown, Iowa, Saturday, August 8, 1903).
HEIRS OF MARY A. YULE, DECEASED
Half blood heirs by first marriage of Joseph H. DeWitt to Sarah Goble.
Name Address Age Relationship to Mary Yule
Joseph H. DeWitt Mainesburg PA 58 ½ nephew
Wm. F. DeWitt Troy PA 56 same
John W. DeWitt Williamsport PA 54 same
C. H. DeWitt Mansfield PA 51 same
Half blood heirs by first marriage of Sallie Edwards (mother of
Mary A. Yule)
Mary F. Chace Troy PA 49 ½ niece
Sarah Shepard Athens PA 64 same
J. D. Wolfe Ramden OK 61 ½ nephew
Half blood heirs by third marriage of Joseph H. DeWitt to Olivia
Daniel Clinton Dorward Friend NE 31 ½ nephew
Mrs. Ida Mae Proudfit Friend NE 38 ½ niece
Rebecca Helen Dorward Friend NE 35 ½ niece
Dewitt Yule Dorward Friend NE 37 ½ nephew
Mrs. Minnie Anna Morse Friend NE 33 ½ niece
Mrs. Carrie E. Green Fairmont NE 29 ½ niece
Lynn Blance Dorward Friend NE 25 ½ niece
Jason M. Dorward Friend NE 23 ½ nephew
Miss Maud Wallace Tobias NE 32 ½ niece
Frank Wallace Tobias NE 28 ½ nephew
Miss Bertha Wallace Tobias NE 30 ½ niece
A. L. DeWitt Middleton WY full age ½ nephew (should read ½ brother)
Joseph Clinton DeWitt Crete NE 57 ½ nephew (should read ½ brother)
Nancy Elizabeth Barlow York NE full age ½ niece (should read ½ sister)
Full blood heirs of marriage of Joseph H. DeWitt & Sallie
Edwards (father and mother of Mary Yule)
Matie Helen Schmidt Cedar Rapids IA full age niece
Hattie M. DeWitt Letts IA 26 niece
George B. DeWitt Letts IA 27 nephew
William R. DeWitt Letts IA 30 nephew
George Wells Farwell Seattle WA 20 nephew
Gurden J. Farwell Seattle WA 18 nephew
(only children of a dec’d niece of Mary A. Yule, Grace Farwell. Address G. D. Farwell, Baily Blvd, Seattle, WA)
Sarah M. Ellsworth Lewiston ID 42 niece
William D. Wells Davenport IA 46 nephew
Bertha Y. Hubbard Kenosha WI niece
Blanche C. DeWitt Lincoln NE 30 niece
Lola North Lincoln NE 22 niece
E. D. Y. Culbertson Fairfield IA nephew
22. George Washington DeWitt b. 4 Nov 1829 m. Nancy A. Wells b.
5 Jan 1835 Pennsylvania daughter of Benjamin Wells and wife Eliza of Jackson
Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Enumerated in northern Columbia township,
Bradford County, Pennsylvania in 1860 and Jackson township, Tioga County,
Pennsylvania in 1870, farmer. In the Elmira, New York city directory of
1875/6, farmer on West Water, near city limits. George, Nancy and their
daughter were enumerated in Troy, Bradford County in 1880, though Nancy
was also enumerated in Jackson township in 1880 as a dressmaker, daughter
Sarah enumerated with her, but not George. Residence was in or near Daggett.
George d. 3 Jan 1882 52y 3m 20d (ts). Nancy enumerated in Wilkes Barre,
Pennsylvania in 1900 as a boarder in the home of Sarah Cruttenden who is
called daughter in Nancy’s obituary. However, in the 1900 census Nancy
was not enumerated as having children and Sarah was not named as an heir
in the estate of aunt Mary DeWitt Yule and was perhaps an adopted daughter.
Nancy enumerated with Sarah in 1910 in Wilkes Barre and again not enumerated
as the mother of any children. Nancy d. 28 Sept 1911 (ts) Daggett Cemetery,
Jackson township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Nancy Dewitt, widow of George Dewitt, died yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. M. Cruttenden at Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt resided many years on a farm on West Water street, where the F. E. Doolittle residence now stands. She is survived by her daughter; sisters: Mrs. Shaw of Mansfield, Pa.; Mrs. Lida Garrison and Mrs. J. D. Garrison of Elmira; two brothers: N. C. Wells of Towanda, Pa., and W. B. Wells of Ovid, N.Y. The remains will arrive in Elmira on the Lackawanna railroad Saturday at 4 a.m. and the remains will be removed to Daggett, where the funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Daggett cemetery (Elmira Star- Gazette, Elmira, New York, Friday, September 28, 1911).
93. Sarah E. DeWitt b. May 1874 m. Walter M. Cruttenden.
23. John Wesley DeWitt b. 4 July 1831 was enumerated in Moniteau Township, Cooper County, Missouri, post office California, in 1860, farmer, next to his father and family. John m. Mary A. Smith b. 29 Jan 1836 Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania daughter of Rufus Smith and Eunice Northrup Wilson. Enumerated in the City of Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa in 1870, nurseryman and enumerated in Crete, Saline County, Nebraska in 1880, nurseryman. John was in Friend, Saline County in the 1890 business directory. Removed to Lincoln, Nebraska where John d. 7 Mar 1898 (ts and Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Nebraska, March 8, 1898). Mary enumerated on North 25th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska in 1900. All three daughters and granddaughter Eunice Regnier were residing with her. Mary was enumerated in household of daughter Blanche in Lincoln in 1910. Mary d. 22 June 1913 (ts and Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, Nebraska, June 24, 1913 and Lincoln Star, Lincoln, Nebraska, June 23, 1913) buried with John in Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln.
94. Josiah Edward DeWitt b. 1857 Pennsylvania enumerated
with parents in 1860 and 1870, d. July 1879 age 22 (The
Wellsboro Agitator, July 22, 1879 and Mansfield Advertiser, July 16, 1879)
95. Bertha Y. DeWitt b. Nov 1867 Iowa.
96. Blanche C. DeWitt b. Sept 1872 Iowa.
97. Lola E. DeWitt b. Nov 1879 Nebraska.
24. Sarah Rebecca DeWitt b. 9 Dec 1833 New Jersey m. John Richey Culbertson b. 13 Aug 1832 Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio. Enumerated in Cedar Township, Muscatine County, Iowa in 1870 and 1880, farmer. Sarah d. sometime after the 1870 census enumeration. J. R. m. 31 Mar 1873/4 Blue Grass, Scott County, Iowa, (2)Cornelia Herrick b. 20 Mar 1851 Buskirk, Rensselaer County, New York daughter of Stephen Herrick and Gertrude Breese. John d. 7 Feb 1912 Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa.
Children of J. R. and Sarah:
98. Edward D. Y. Culbertson b. c. 1860 Ohio, resided Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa in 1904-5.
99. William Culbertson b. c. 1864 Iowa.
100. Mary Ann Culbertson b. c. 1867 Iowa.
Children of J. R. and Cornelia:
Harry B. Culbertson b. 9 Nov 1875/6 Letts, Louisa County, Iowa.
Gertrude Rebecca Culbertson b. c. 1877 Letts.
N. Blanche Culbertson b. 7 June 1881.
Verner Herrick Culbertson b. 21 Mar 1888.
26. Helen Rumsey DeWitt b. 3 Sept 1844 m. Dec 1864 at Genoa Bluff, Iowa County, Iowa, Jason Watson Dorwart b. 14 Sept 1840 New Lisbon, Columbiana County, Ohio son of Daniel Dorwart and Rebecca Warrenton Watson. Jason removed with his father in 1851 to Lisbon, Iowa, where his father engaged in general merchandise. Jason clerked in the store until 1856, when he went to Iowa City and became the manager of a wholesale and retail dry goods house for his father. In 1859 he commenced to read medicine with Dr. W. H. White at Iowa City. In 1860 and 61 he attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Keokuk, Iowa. In October 1861, while in St. Louis on a visit, he enlisted in the Western Sharpshooters, then transferred to the Fourteenth Missouri Infantry, then to the Sixty- sixth Illinois Infantry (riflemen). Jason was at the capture of Fort Donelson, Shiloh, at the siege and battle of Corinth, on the 3d and 4th of October, 1862, and was there taken prisoner, carried to Vicksburg, Mississippi, paroled and sent to Benton Barracks; was exchanged, returned to his regiment and took part in the battle of Iuka, and in Sherman's Atlanta campaign. The term for which he had enlisted having expired he was mustered out at Atlanta, Georgia in 1864. Jason went to Johnson County, Iowa, where he practiced medicine. In 1865 he moved to South English, Iowa, and practiced until 1871, when the family moved to Saline County, Nebraska and homesteaded nine miles south of Friend, on Section 14, Town 6, Range 1 East, where Jason practiced medicine and improved his claim until 1878, when they moved to Friend. Enumerated in Atlanta Precinct, Saline County in 1880. In 1879 he was elected Coroner of Saline County and in 1881 was re-elected. Helen d. 22 July 1888 buried Andrew Cemetery. Jason m. 1888/9 (2)Ella Morgan b. 12 Nov 1865 Iowa. Enumerated on Cherry Street, village of Friend in 1900. Jason d. 22 Nov 1903 buried with Helen. Ella d. 22 Nov 1949 (cemetery record) buried Andrew Cemetery.
101. Ida Mae Dorwart b. 17 Sept 1865 North English, Iowa
102. DeWitt Yule Dorwart b. 11 Feb 1867 North English.
103. Helen Rebecca Dorwart b. 19 Sept 1869 North English, resided Friend, Saline County, Nebraska in 1904-5.
104. Anna Minerva Dorwart b. 5 Feb 1871 North English.
105. Daniel Clinton Dorwart b. 5 Oct 1872/3 Friend, Saline County, Nebraska.
106. Carrie Elizabeth Dorwart b. 25 Oct 1875 Friend m. ______ Green, resided Fairmont, Nebraska in 1904-5.
107. Lynn Blanche Dorwart b. 3 Aug 1878 Friend.
108. Jason Watson Dorwart b. 20 May 1881 Friend.
Child of Jason and Ella:
Florence F. Dorwart b. Sept 1894 Saline County, Nebraska.
27. Joseph Clinton DeWitt b. 4 June 1846 and wife, Ida E., b.
31 Jan 1852 Ohio were enumerated in Pleasant Hill Precinct, Saline
County, Nebraska in June 1880, farmer, his brother Lincoln DeWitt
residing with them. Still of Pleasant Hill in the 1890 business directory.
Enumerated in Pleasant Hill in 1900. PO address was Crete in 1904-5.
Joseph d. 2 Aug 1911 and Ida d. 23 Sept 1943 buried Riverside Cemetery,
Crete, Nebraska, block V lot 17.
109. Frances Helen DeWitt b. May 1878 Nebraska m. in Saline County, Nebraska, G. Russell Trace.
110. Ross R. DeWitt b. 25 July 1881 Nebraska d. 12 Feb 1921 buried on lot of parents in Riverside Cemetery.
111. P. Clinton DeWitt b. Dec 1889 Nebraska (perhaps the Clinton DeWitt b. 31 Dec 1889, resided California, d. May 1965 (social security death index).
28. Martha Minerva DeWitt b. 21 Jan 1848 m. 22 Dec 1869 at Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa, William Montgomery Wallace b. 22 Apr 1843 Roundhead, Hardin County, Ohio. William resided at North English, Iowa County, Iowa when he enlisted 15 Aug 1862 at Millersburg, Iowa County during the Civil War in Company I, 28th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. His description at enlistment was: height, five feeth 11 ¾ inches; complexion, fair; eyes, gray; hair, light; occupation, farmer. He was honorably discharged 31 July 1865 at Davenport, Iowa. Enumerated in English Township, p.o. Millersburg, Iowa County, Iowa in 1870, blacksmith. They removed in the spring of 1874 to the state of Nebraska and located in Saline County. Enumerated in Atlanta Precinct, Saline County, Nebraska in 1880, farmer. Removed to Tobias, Saline County. Martha d. 13 Mar 1899 (Saline County Gazette, March 17, 1899). William and daughters enumerated in the village of Tobias in 1900. William was the postmaster at Tobias. William later resided Fairbury, Jefferson County, Nebraska. William d. 14 (pension) 18 Sept 1924 buried Atlanta Center Cemetery, Saline County with Martha. William has an unmarked grave.
112. Maud H. Wallace b. 12 (1915 pension questionnaire
of William) 16 (1899 pension questionniare of William)
May 1871 Iowa, resided Tobias, Saline County, Nebraska in 1904-5,
single, d. 1919.
113. Clinton Wallace b. 15 July 1872 d. 6 Jan 1877 4y 5m 12d (ts) Atlanta City Cemetery.
114. Bertha O. Wallace b. 14 Sept 1873 Iowa or Saline County, Nebraska, resided Tobias, Saline County, Nebraska in 1904-5, single, d. 20 Oct 1956 (Fairbury Journal, October 25, 1956).
115. Frank R. Wallace b. 12 Sept 1875, resided Tobias, Saline County, Nebraska in 1904-5.
29. Nancy Elizabeth DeWitt b. July 1855 m. 1883 in Saline County, Nebraska, Frank E. Boslaw b. Nov 1861 Wisconsin. Enumerated in York, York Township, York County, Nebraska in 1900, general merchant. Nancy enumerated as divorced in 1910, milliner with own store, residing in University Place, Lancaster County, Nebraska with her three youngest children in the household. Nancy was enumerated on Holdredge Street in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1920 with a boarding house daughter Frances residing with her. Frank was enumerated in Jordan, Garfield County, Montana, farmer, with a second wife. Nancy was enumerated in the household of daughter Helen in Lincoln in 1930.
116. Helen E. Boslaw b. Apr 1885 Nebraska.
116a.Mae A. Boslaw b. Nov 1887 Nebraska.
116b.Frances O. Boslaw b. Jan 1891 Nebraska.
116c.Clarence C. Boslaw b. Aug 1893 Nebraska.
116d.Pauline M. Boslaw b. Feb 1895 Nebraska.
30. Abraham Lincoln DeWitt b. c. 1860 Iowa, resided Saline County, Nebraska with brother Clinton in 1880 and was residing in Middleton, Big Horn County, Wyoming in 1904-5, a post office on the South Fork of Owl Creek and in that portion of Big Horn County that became Hot Springs County. Stock raising was the principal industry. Abraham was not included in the population of ten in 1901-2. Abraham was issued 127.74 acres on 19 Oct 1908 by the Federal Government in Hot Springs County. An Elizabeth DeWitt was granted 125.57 acres on 25 May 1908 in the same township (43-N). Abraham and wife Sarah E. b. c. 1865 Ohio were m. c. 1890 and were enumerated in Ember, Big Horn County, Wyoming in 1910, farmer.
32. John Wesley DeWitt b. June 1838 was enumerated with his parents
in Otisville, Orange County, New York in 1865, merchant. Also, in
the household was Adaline, age 25, enumerated as a daughter of John’s
parents, but this was most likely his wife. Enumerated with parents in
1870, cabinetmaker, his wife evidently deceased. His son resided
with John and John's parents. John was enumerated with his parents
in 1880, undertaker. John m. c. 1882 Charlotte J., b. Oct 1852 New York
state. Enumerated in Otisville in 1900, John a farmer. John
d. 1906 (ts) buried with parents at Mt Hope Cemetery.
117. William B. DeWitt b. Apr 1866.
33. Lydia Jane DeWitt b. c. 1840 m. D. A. Eddy. Jennie d. 1880 buried Otisville, New York.
Burials - Mrs. Jennie Eddy, wife of D. A. Eddy and sister of Benton and John DeWitt died March 20, 1890 at Yonkers, N.Y., Otisville Cemetery (Orange County newspaper dated April 30, 1880).
35. Benson M. Dewitt b. Sept 1846 m. c. 1890 Jennie b. Mar 1853
New Jersey. Enumerated in Port Jervis, Orange County, New York in
1900, Benson an undertaker and both boarding at a hotel at 18 West
Main Street. No children.
47. George DeWitt b. c. 1834 is perhaps the George K. DeWitt assessed in Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania in 1845 and 1846 for one cow.
48. Eliza A. DeWitt b. c. 1836 m. John King Leonard b. June 1831 son of Curtis Hodge Leonard and wife Electa. Resided Wells Township, Bradford County in 1858 when the name J. K. Leonard appears. Enumerated in Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania in 1870, sawyer. Removed to Elmira, New York and first appear in the 1874-5 city directory, traveling agent, with a house at 461 Mt Zoar Street. In the 1875-76 directory, John was a patent right dealer, with a house at Mt Zoar corner Balsam. In the 76-77 directory, patent rights, house 416 Mt Zoar. In the 78-79, patents, with a house at 328 South Broadway. Same for 80-82. Enumerated at 328 Broadway, Elmira, New York in 1880. John does not appear in the city directory after 1880-82. Electa was living in the 1880 census enumeration but evidently died shortly thereafter, since John was enumerated in 1900 in Big Flats, Chemung County with a wife Alice K. b. Mar 1856 and daughters Huldah born June 1884 and Esther born July 1888. No estate filed in Chemung County for Eliza or John and place of interment unknown. Alice buried 30 Dec 1941 Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York.
118. Ella Leonard b. c. 1860 Minnesota.
119. Willis B. Leonard b. c. 1862 Pennsylvania.
120. Sherman Curtis Leonard b. 18 July 1865 Wells Township.
121. Gettie Leonard b. c. 1866 d. 1 Sept 1869 2y 9m (ts) Coryland Cemetery, Wells Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
122. Frederick F. Leonard b. c. 1872.
50. Ellen G. DeWitt b. c. 1841 m. John DeWitt Wolfe b. c. 1839 son of Nelson Wolfe and Catherine Cecelia Edwards. Enumerated in Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania in 1870 and 1880, farmer, residing with his parents. Residing in Columbia in 1885 when their daughter married. In 1904 or 1905 resided Ramden, Oklahoma.
123. Geneveive A. Wolfe b. c. 1863.
52. Charles I. DeWitt b. Mar 1849 m. Mary Jane Knapp b. 1847 daughter
of Ananias W. Knapp and Rachel Gordon. Enumerated in Bath, Steuben
County, New York in 1880, Charles working in a carriage shop. Mary
d. 30 Nov 1896 Hornellsville, Steuben County, New York survived by husband
and four children (Reporter Journal, Towanda, Pennsylvania, Thursday, December
10, 1896). Charles had a second wife Herettia b. July 1854 and they
were enumerated in Nichols, Tioga County, New York in 1900, Charles
an insurance agent. Charles d. Jan 1903 (obituary) buried (ts) with Mary
in Coryland Cemetery, Wells township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
Charles I. DeWitt, formerly an insurance solicitor in this city, committed suicide in Norwich yesterday by cutting his throat with a razor. DeWitt went to Norwich two months ago. He has lived in Hornellsville; Troy, Pa., and this city - Elmira Gazette. Mr. DeWitt was in this place for a number of weeks a few years ago and done considerable work for the New York Life Co (Spencer Needle, Spencer, New York, January 22, 1903).
124. Eugene DeWitt b. c. 1877 New York.
125. Harry B. DeWitt b. 1880 d. 14 Aug 1906 at George H. Wolfe residence, Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania survived by brothers Paul and Eugene of Hornell, New York (Reporter Journal, Towanda, Pennsylvania, Thursday, August 23, 1906 and same for Bradford Republican).
126. Paul DeWitt.
55. Amanda Maria Miller b. 4 Dec 1837 m. 10 June/3 Oct 1854 Hamilton
Cooper b. 14 Apr 1827 d. 17 Oct 1879. Amanda m. (2)Abraham Bostwick DeWitt,
her cousin and Amanda d. 1 Sept 1899.
Charlotte Bennett Cooper b. Battle Creek, Michigan, DAR member, m. Edward Harte Jones.
69. Holden Taylor DeWitt b. 1 Aug 1850 was enumerated in Columbia township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania in 1870, farm laborer in a Wolfe household. Wife, Mary Melinda b. Apr 1851 Pennsylvania. One half acre in South Creek township deeded 31 Dec 1879 by Margaret Rosetta Dixson Gordon and Martha Gordon to Melinda (Liber 91:153). Enumerated in South Creek township in 1880 and Holden is listed in the 1883 South Creek assessment list with a house and lot. In 1885 listed with 7 acres and in 1886 with 8 acres. Enumerated in the town of Elmira, Chemung County, New York in 1900, farmer. Resided Lockwood, New York, near Spencer in 1915 when brother, John died and resided Spencer in 1927 when brother, William died.
Jennie L. DeWitt b. c. 1872.
Russell D. DeWitt b. Apr 1884 Pennsylvania. He could be the Russell DeWitt b. 19 Apr 1884, resided New York state, d. Oct 1962 (social security death register).
70. Samantha Ann DeWitt b. 23 Mar 1852 was a domestic in Columbia township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania in the 1870 census enumeration. Samantha m. 2 Jan 1872 (Tioga Agitator, January 17, 1872) Solomon Wood b. 3 Aug 1849 son of Aaron and Catharine Wood. Enumerated in Rutland township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania in 1880, farmer. Solomon d. 29 Dec 1884 buried Watson Cemetery, Roseville, Pennsylvania. Samantha was of Rutland township when she m. 17 Feb 1889 at Webb Mills, New York, Mahlon T. White of Jackson township b. Sept 1846 son of Sidney M. White. Enumerated in Jackson township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania in 1900. Samantha d. 1927 (ts) and Mahlon d. 1932 (ts) Alder Run Cemetery, Jackson township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.
Children of Solomon and Samantha:
child b. c. 1873 d. young.
Anna B. Wood b. c. 1875.
Verne A. Wood b. c. 1878.
child b. c. 1880 d. young.
child b. c. 1882 d. young.
Maud Wood b. Jan 1884.
Children of Samantha and Mahlon:
Arvilla E. White b. Dec 1889 m. _______ Moffett.
Erwin White b. Dec 1891.
71. William Force DeWitt b. 29 Feb 1854 m. c. 1873 Mary Etta Seeley b. Aug 1854 daughter of Alfred Seeley and wife Eliza. Enumerated in Jackson township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania in 1880, 1900, and 1910. Mary d. 4 Feb 1924. In her Will she bequeathed 44 acre farm in Jackson township to son, Frank H. DeWitt. Also, mentions daughter, Cora Oldroyd and grandson, Francis G. Oldroyd. Instructs executors to erect monument for her four deceased children. William d. 6 Oct 1927 (ts) buried Daggett Cemetery, Jackson township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. Six children, two living in 1900 census enumeration.
William Force DeWitt, 73, of Millerton Pa., died at the home of his son, Frank, Thursday morning at 8:40 o'clock, after an extended illness. He is survived by a son Frank of Millerton and a daughter, Mrs. George Oldroyd of Rutland, Pa., a brother, Holden of Spencer, N.Y. The funeral will be held at the home of his son, today at 2 p.m. Burial in the Daggett Cemetery (The Elmira Advertiser, Elmira, New York, Saturday morning, October 8, 1927).
Lydia DeWitt d. young.
Benjamin DeWitt d. young.
Samantha DeWitt d. young.
Sarah DeWitt b. July 1879 d. parent's home near Trowbridge, Jackson township, age 22, buried Daggett. Obituary relates she was 22, but perhaps she was almost 21 as she was deceased before the 1900 census enumeration.
Francis H. DeWitt b. Aug 1884 (ts) 1885 (1900 census) m. Kate B. b. 1898 and she d. 1947 (ts) Daggett Cemetery.
Cora DeWitt b. Aug 1888/9 m. George Milton Oldroyd b. 1874. Cora d. 1947.
William Oldroyd b. 1908 d. 1908 buried Daggett.
Francis George Oldroyd b. 1910 m. Zelma Loretta Wilbur b. 1912.
Mary Elizabeth Oldroyd b. 1912 m. Kenneth N. Coon.
Sarah Oldroyd b. 1916.
72. John Bostwick DeWitt b. 24 Sept 1855 was enumerated in a White
household in 1880 in Jackson township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania
near Trowbridge and Alder Run, m. in 1880 Susan B. White b. 13 July
1851 daughter of Sidney M. White. Resided Southport, Chemung County, New
York in 1896. Enumerated in the town of Erin, Chemung County in 1900,
farmer. Susan d. 17 Dec 1903 (ts) and John d. 19 May 1915 (Chemung
County, New York probate 9428) Elmira, New York, buried Alder Run
Cemetery, Jackson township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. On same marker
with John is his mother, Eleanor Hurlburt DeWitt b. 1828 d. 1906.
No children in estate, evidently both dying without heirs. John's
heirs in the estate were brother, Holden T. of Lockwood, New York; brother,
William F., of Trowbridge; and sister, Samantha A. White, wife of Mahlon
T. White of Trowbridge.
child b. 1880's living 1900.
Sidney DeWitt b. Aug 1892 New York state.
75. Lois Ann DeWitt b. c. 1858 Roseville m. Charles Lewis Skinner, resided Chicago, Illinois.
77. Clara E. DeWitt b. Aug 1860 m. c. 1882 Seward T. Covert b. Mar 1860. Seward was involved in the printing business in Elmira, New York. When her father died in 1893 they resided Washington, DC. Enumerated in Washington, DC in 1900. Seward was involved with the government printing office. No children.
78. Walter F. DeWitt b. c. 1861 m. at 614 Park Place, Elmira, New York, Etta May Hinckley of North Hector, Schuyler County, New York. Walter was an insurance agent in the Elmira, New York city directories during the 1880’s.
79. Mary B. DeWitt b. May 1869 m. Dec 1889 in Washington, DC,
Milton G. Lamb of Chester, Pennsylvania formerly of Wellsboro and a night
clerk in the Adams Express Office on Railroad Avenue, Elmira, New York.
Resided Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania in 1893. Mary enumerated in the household
of sister Clara in Washington, DC in 1900.
80. Joseph Hopkins DeWitt b. 20 Dec 1846 m. 12 Mar 1867 (Tioga Agitator, March 27, 1867 and Northern Tier Gazette, March 21, 1867) in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, Frances Helen Maine b. 7 Nov 1846 daughter of Horace S. Maine of Mansfield. Frankie d. 10 Nov 1873 27y 3d (Mansfield Advertiser, November 11, 1873) buried Mainesburg Cemetery. Joseph m. 14 Nov 1874 (The Wellsboro Agitator, November 24, 1874) in Roseville, Martha J. Smith daughter of George Smith and Mary Tears of Sullivan Township. In the 1899 Tioga County directory he had a dairy of 21 cows and 127 acres at Mainesburg. Joseph d. 10 Sept 1912 buried Mainesburg Cemetery.
Blanche DeWitt b. 1869 m. 22 Jan 1891 at her grandmother DeWitt's home, Lyman Reynolds.
Mary H. DeWitt b. 15 Jan 1878 d. 18 Mar 1897 age 19 at Mainesburg of spinal meningitis.
81. William Freeman DeWitt b. 24 Aug 1848 m. 16 Feb 1871 Jennie B. Rooker b. 2 Dec 1849 daughter of John Rooker and wife Mary of Muncy, Pennsylvania. Removed to Troy, Pennsylvania in 1869. Jennie d. 14 May 1881 32y (ts). William m. (2)Blanche L. Armstrong b. 1851 daughter of George Armstrong and wife Elizabeth of Muncy. William d. 23 Apr 1922 (Troy Gazette Register, Troy, Pennsylvania, Thursday, August 15, 1929) and Blanche d. 1933 (ts) buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, Pennsylvania.
Children of William and Jennie:
Helena May DeWitt b. 31 Oct 1874 Troy, graduated from Troy High School in 1893, m. 20 Sept 1898 at Troy, Pennsylvania, Jay Maxwell Beers of Elmira, New York b. 1 Jan 1870 near Lindley, Steuben County, New York son of Johnson and Elizabeth Beers. Maxwell was associated with Elmira newspapers in various editorial capacities. He served as alderman in the city of Elmira and was elected mayor in 1935 which position he held until his death. Helena d. 1 July 1941 and Maxwell d. 29 Nov 1941 buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York.
Fanny M. DeWitt b. 1876 d. 10 Aug 1876 7m (ts).
Child of William and Blanche:
William Armstrong DeWitt b. 29 Sept 1886 (Mansfield Advertiser, October 6, 1886 and obituary) 1887 (ts) Troy, Pennsylvania, graduated from Troy High School in June 1904, studied medicine at University of Pennsylvania and then associated himself with the Presbyterian Hospital of Philadelphia for two years. He left there and became chief surgeon of the Cottage State Hospital, Blossburg, Pennsylvania. He m. Mary Treat of Ardmore, Pennsylvania. William d. 30 Sept 1918 at his home in Blossburg of pneumonia buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, Pennsylvania.
William Treat DeWitt resided Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1942.
Howard Treat DeWitt resided Wayne, Pennsylvania in 1942.
Frederick Treat DeWitt b. 1915 d. 1916 (ts) Oak Hill Cemetery.
82. John W. DeWitt b. 5 Nov 1850 m. 13 Oct 1871 (Tioga Agitator, October 18, 1871) in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, Catherine G. Maine. John m. 5 Sept 1872 (Tioga Agitator, October 8, 1872) Julia L. Cudworth b. 1851. In the 1899 Tioga County directory John and son, Ray had a dry good business, groceries, boots and shoes, and hardware store at Mainesburg. Julia d. 15 Apr 1912 Troy (Bradford Star, Towanda, Pennsylvania, April 18, 1912) buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy, Pennsylvania. John m. 30 June 1914 (Bradford Star, Towanda, Pennsylvania, Thursday, July 2, 1914) Wetona, Pennsylvania (3)Florence Antis Fanning b. 16 July 1872 daughter of Melvin David Fanning and Mary Emma VanKirk. Florence was a graduate of Mansfield State Normal (now Mansfield University) and was a teacher in the Troy schools. John and Florence were fourth cousins. John d. 24 Feb 1918 buried with Julia. Florence d. 11 Apr 1948 buried with parents at Wetona, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
James Ray DeWitt b. 1874 m. Elizabeth A. Cudworth b. 1873. Resided Troy, Pennsylvania in 1943. Elizabeth d. 1943 (ts) and Ray d. 22 Nov 1957 buried Oak Hill Cemetery.
Homer J. DeWitt b. 1896 m. a Tomlinson, resided Troy, Pennsylvania and then removed to Williamsport, d. 1949.
Walter Maurice DeWitt b. 18 Oct 1900 m. 16 July 1928 in Kenmore, New York, Elizabeth Pierce Belknap b. 13 Mar 1904 daughter of Arthur Train Belknap of Mansfield, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth was a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College (now Mansfield University) and University of Illinois, taught at Coudersport, Pennsylvania High School for two years and for a year at Mansfield State Teachers College. Walter attended Syracuse University. Walter d. 16 May 1972 (ts) and Elizabeth d. 4 July 1988 (ts) buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy.
Susan DeWitt Wilder at 603 756-6372 firstname.lastname@example.org is a granddaughter of Walter.
Mary Frances DeWitt m. 4 Apr 1942 in Williamsport, Robert Person Haight. Resided Elmira, New York and then Canton, Pennsylvania in 1943.
daughter m. Albert Grace, resided Troy.
Vera DeWitt m. 29 May 1943 Hagerstown, Maryland, Frederick Weaver.
Claude W. DeWitt b. Apr 1880 m. 8 Aug 1900 Fern Mitchell b. 1880 Mansfield, Ohio. Resided on the main road between Troy and Sylvania. Fern d. 5 Mar 1936 age 55 at their home buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. Claude m. 1938 (2)Edna M. Hertel Fuller of Elmira, New York. Claude d. 1952 (ts) Oak Hill Cemetery.
Grace DeWitt b. 7 Nov 1901 Alba, Pennsylvania, graduated from Troy High School in 1920, m. 1926 George Thawley Hayman, resided Doylestown, Pennsylvania in 1936. Grace d. 5 June 1981 Florida.
John Mitchell DeWitt b. 23 Aug 1903 Troy, graduated from Troy High School in 1922, m. 15 Apr 1927 (Troy Gazette Register, Troy, Pennsylvania, Thursday, April 21, 1927) in Elmira, New York, Isadore Robinson daughter of Horace Robinson of Troy, Pennsylvania. John m. (2)Alvera E. Phillips b. 1913. John d. 29 May 1973 Macedonia, Bradford County, Pennsylvania buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. Alvera d. 2000 (ts).
John Mitchell DeWitt, 69, died suddenly Tuesday evening at his home in Macedonia. He was born in Troy Aug. 23, 1903, the son of Claude and Fern Mitchell DeWitt. He retired five years ago from Penelec. He was a member of the Wysox Presbyterian Church and treasurer at one time. He was also a charter member of the Troy Lions Club and a past member of the Towanda Lions Club. He was a member of the Wheel Inn at Roaring Branch, Trojan Lodge No. 306 F&AM, Union Royal Arch Chapter, former high priest member of the Northern Commandry Knights Templar No. 16. He was a graduate of Troy school system and of Meeker Business Institute, Elmira. He is survived by his wife, the former Alvera Phillips; two sons, William F. of Utica, N.Y.; John R. of Vienna, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Jean) Kutney of Wilkes-Barre; a sister, Mrs. Grace Hayman of Doylestown; a stepmother Mrs. Edna DeWitt of Elmira; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Gerald (Claudia) Barnes of Macedonia; a stepson, Chief Petty Officer Arthur T. Kutter, Jr. of San Diego, Calif; and 13 grandchildren. Plans for funeral services are incomplete (Daily Review, Towanda, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, May 30, 1973).
83. Calvin Hudson DeWitt b. 29 Oct 1853 m. 20 Nov 1873 Josephine
Smith b. 1853 daughter of George Smith and Mary Tears. Calvin entered
store at Troy, Pennsylvania in 1873, remaining eighteen months, returned
to family farm at Mainesburg and followed farming until 1890 when elected
county commissioner. Returned to farming. In the 1899 directory he
had a dairy of 30 cows and 165 acres at Mainesburg. Calvin d. 6 July
1923 Mansfield and Josephine d. 1931 (ts) Mainesburg Cemetery.
Fannie M. DeWitt b. 1877 m. Dennis J. Johns b. 1872. Dennis d 1933 (ts) and Fannie d. 23 May 1958 buried Mainesburg.
George C. DeWitt b. 14 Sept 1879 d. 12 Dec 1910.
Charles C. DeWitt b. 12 Oct 1884 d. 1916.
Jennie DeWitt b. 6 Mar 1887 Mainesburg d. 16 Aug 1959.
Ethel DeWitt b. c. 1889.
Josephine DeWitt b. 14 Apr 1891 m. E. M. Perkins. E. M. d. 1956. Josephine resided 53 West Main Street, Dryden, New York, d. Apr 1978 (social security death register). Two sons, both living within three miles of Dryden.
85. Mary Helen DeWitt, known as Matie, b. c. 1855 Wisconsin, enumerated with aunt Jennie DeWitt Wells in Waterloo, Iowa in 1870, m. 12 Sept 1895 in Muscatine County, Iowa, Jacob Schmidt, resided Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1904-5. He is perhaps the Jacob Schmidt b. 1855 d. 1926 buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
86. William Ryerson DeWitt b. 27 Aug 1873 m. 12 Feb 1902 in Louisa County, Iowa, Mary Olive Knott b. 14 Mar 1883 John Day Valley, Union County, Oregon daughter of Oliver Roscoe Knott and Melissa Jane Wright. Mary d. 23 Feb 1940 Washington, Washington County, Iowa and William d. 1 Feb 1946 Fredonia, Louisa County, Iowa buried Indian Creek Cemetery, Louisa County, Iowa.
William Harold DeWitt b. 30 Apr 1905 Fredonia, Iowa d. 28 July
Paul Wilber DeWitt b. 18 July 1910 Fredonia d. 18 Jan 1952.
Laurence Merle DeWitt b. 8 Dec 1914 Fredonia d. 20 July 1967.
Pearl Arlene DeWitt b. 16 Aug 1922 Fredonia d. 3 Jan 1984
89. Harriet May DeWitt b. 5 Dec 1877 m. 1919 Leonard E. Wilson and she d. 5/6 Oct 1954.
90. William D. Wells b. Aug 1858 and wife Edvena K. b. May 1859 Iowa were m. c. 1886 and enumerated in Davenport, Iowa in 1900. Edvena mother of seven children, five living in 1900. William was a professor.
Jennie Wells b. Jan 1887.
Joseph L. Wells b. Jan 1890.
William B. Wells b. Oct 1892.
Katherine Edvena Wells b. July 1895.
Edgar D. Wells b. Jan 1899.
91. Sarah M. Wells b. c. 1862 m. E. G. Ellsworth, resided Herman, Minnesota in March 1888 and Lewiston, Idaho in 1901.
92. Grace Wells b. c. 1864 m. c. 1883 George DeForrest Farwell b. Fargo, North Dakota. Resided LaMoure, North Dakota in Mar 1888 and then removed to Seattle, Washington. Grace d. 20 Mar 1890 Seattle of malignant toncilitis buried Fairview Cemetery, Waterloo, Iowa.
News was received here last Monday of the death of Mrs. George Farwell, of Seattle, Washington. She was the youngest daughter of the late Sanford Wells. Seven years ago she was married to Mr. Farwell, and now he, with two little boys, are called upon to mourn her loss. To Mrs. Wells, the mother, the death of her daughter is unexpected and crushing blow. Mrs. Farwell’s body will be brought to Waterloo for burial (Waterloo Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Wednesday, March 26, 1890).
George Wells Farwell b. 1883 Fargo, North Dakota.
Gurdon Joseph Farwell b. 1885 South Dakota.
Kim Farwell Forsman is a descendant email@example.com
95. Bertha Y. DeWitt b. Nov 1867 m. 8 Nov 1887 at Lincoln, Nebraska a Regnier. Enumerated with mother in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1900. She m. (2)Hubbard and was of Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1904-5. Enumerated in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1910, mother of three children, two living.
Eunice Regnier b. Oct 1891 Nebraska was a check clerk in a street
car office in Lincoln in 1910.
Edward Regnier b. c. 1895 Nebraska.
96. Blanche C. DeWitt b. Sept 1872 m. c. 1908 Edward B. Ransom b. c. 1867 Missouri. Enumerated in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1910 Assistant Secretary and Cashier of a Street Car Company. Enumerated in Omaha, Nebraska in 1920, secretary and treasurer of a bakery. No children.
97. Lola E. DeWitt b. Nov 1879 m. Samuel North b. c 1879 Nebraska. Enumerated in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1910, printer.
Margaret A. North b. c. 1907.
101. Ida Mae Dorwart b. 17 Sept 1865 m. 28 Aug 1889 at Friend, Saline County, Nebraska, Robert Morton Proudfit. Resided Friend, Nebraska in 1904-5.
102. DeWitt Yule Dorwart b. 11 Feb 1867 m. Mary M. Andrew. Resided Friend, Saline County, Nebraska in 1904-5.
Wallace Yule Dorwart.
104. Anna Minerva Dorwart b. 5 Feb 1871 m. 4 Jan 1890 at Friend, Saline County, Nebraska, Wallace Travis Morse, resided Friend, Saline County, Nebraska in 1904-5.
105. Daniel Clinton Dorwart b. 5 Oct 1872/3 m. Anne (perhaps Reilly) b. 1872. Medical doctor, Daniel d. 4 May 1930 (marker inscribed 1872 for date of birth) and Anne d. 1962 (ts) St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Friend, Nebraska.
107. Lynn Blanche Dorwart b. 3 Aug 1879, school teacher, m. 27 July 1904 at Friend, Saline County, Nebraska, Rex Bernard Lamphere.
108. Jason Watson Dorwart b. 20 May 1881 Friend, resided Friend,
Saline County, Nebraska in 1904-5, dentist, m. 8 July
1908 in Aurora, Nebraska, Carrie Mae Cole. They removed to Seattle,
Eleanor Jane Dorwart b. 9 June 1914 m. John Edwardsen of Seattle, Washington. Eleanor d. 26 Dec 1956.
John Christian Edwardsen, attorney, resides Portland, Oregon.
Randi Lee Edwardsen m. a Holland and resides Vancouver, Washington. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Robert Jason Edwardsen resides Seattle.
Sue Ellen Edwardsen m. and resides Seattle.
Robert Jason Dorwart, WWII aviator and Boeing engineer, still living.
115. Frank Wallace b. c. 1876, resided Tobias, Saline County, Nebraska in 1904-5, d. 1932.
116. Helen E. Boslaw b. Apr 1885 m. c. 1905 Peter L. Larimer b. c. 1885 Nebraska. Enumerated in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1910, switchman for railroad. Enumerated in Lincoln in 1920 and 1930, Peter salesman of plumbing supplies and Helen a nurse for an insurance company in 1920 and for a private family in 1930.
Leon D. Larimer b. 1909, musician in orchestra in 1930.
Donald F. Larimer b. c. 1911, musician in orchestra in 1930.
116a.Mae A. Boslaw b. Nov 1887 m. c. 1909 William E. Chaffee b. c. 1874 Michigan. Enumerated in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1910, carpenter. They divorced and Mae was residing with sister Helen and family in Lincoln in 1920, dressmaker. Mae m. (2)Theodore Karr, Jr., b. c. 1887 Nebraska son of Theodore and Sarah A. Karr. Enumerated in Lincoln in 1930 on Tenth Street, Theodore a plumber and Mae a silk finisher in their home.
Francis W. Chaffee b. c. 1911 Nebraska, drill teacher at university
Donald L. Karr b. c. 1925 South Dakota.
116b.Frances O. Boslaw b. Jan 1891 Nebraska.
116c.Clarence C. Boslaw b. Aug 1893 Nebraska.
116d.Pauline M. Boslaw b. Feb 1895 Nebraska.
119. Willis B. Leonard b. c. 1862 resided Elmira, New York. Wife, Susie C. Will of Willis dated 1 June 1926 admited to probate 13 Nov 1933.
Ralph E. Leonard m. and had.
Robert H. Leonard.
William C. Leonard.
Grace Leonard (Mrs. Sutfin).
120. Sherman Curtis Leonard b. 18 July 1865 perhaps resided Petaluma,
California. He had a granddaughter Isabelle May Beavor who resided
Costa Mesa, California in 1973.
122. Frederick F. Leonard b. c. 1872 is perhaps the Fred Leonard who d. 30 Aug 1949 Elmira, New York survived by widow Sadie M. No children.
123. Geneveive A. Wolfe b. c. 1863 m. 21 Oct 1885 (Bradford County marriage record) George W. McGlenn, bookkeeper of Troy, b. c. 1862 son of John and Margaret McGlenn.