Hiram Washington DeWitt , Jr.

Brief Life History of Hiram Washington

When Hiram Washington DeWitt , Jr. was born on 25 August 1843, in Gallia, Ohio, United States, his father, Hiram Washington DeWitt, was 38 and his mother, Malinda Haskins, was 34. He married Mary Catherine Gudgeon on 23 October 1862, in Gallia, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in South Solon, Stokes Township, Madison, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Symmes Township, Lawrence, Ohio, United States in 1910. He died on 14 June 1914, in Lawrence, Ohio, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Waterloo, Symmes Township, Lawrence, Ohio, United States.

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Hiram Washington DeWitt , Jr.
Mary Catherine Gudgeon
Marriage: 23 October 1862
Ella Florence DeWitt
Mary Etta DeWitt
Arclisse Bell DeWitt
Mary C. DeWitt
William Stephen DeWitt
Calvin Charles Dewitt
James B. Dewitt

Sources (26)

  • Hiram W Dewit, "United States Census, 1870"
  • H W Devitt, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • Hiram W Dewitt, "United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933"

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U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname denoting someone with white or very fair hair, or an exceptionally pale complexion, from Middle Dutch witte + the definite article de.

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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