Peter Witten

21 June 1786–22 June 1855 (Age 69)
Wheeling, Ohio, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter Witten was born on 21 June 1786, in Wheeling, Ohio, Virginia, United States, his father, Phillip W. Witten, was 39 and his mother, Ruth Dickerson, was 37. He married Rachel Bowen on 20 January 1807, in Wittens, Jackson Township, Monroe, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Jackson Township, Monroe, Ohio, United States for about 30 years. He died on 22 June 1855, in Wittens, Jackson Township, Monroe, Ohio, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Witten Cemetery, Jackson Township, Monroe, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Witten
Rachel Bowen
Marriage: 20 January 1807
Ruth Witten
Ann B Witten
Vashti Witten
Mary D. 'Polly' Witten
John Nicklin Witten
James Witten
Amanda Witten
Jeremiah B Witten
Thomas Witten
Rachel B Witten
Deborah Witten
Temperance Neff Witten
Joseph Witten

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 January 1807Wittens, Jackson Township, Monroe, Ohio, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.
    Age 1
    The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
    1788 · Becomes the 10th state
    Age 2
    On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 
    Age 22
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    North German: patronymic from Witte .English: variant of Whitton .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (9)

    • Peter Witten, "United States Census, 1830"
    • Peter Whitten, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • Peter Witten in entry for Rachel Witten, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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