William Martin DeWitt

22 September 1826–27 July 1900 (Age 73)
Allensville, Cotton Township, Switzerland, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of William Martin

When William Martin DeWitt was born on 22 September 1826, in Allensville, Cotton Township, Switzerland, Indiana, United States, his father, William John DeWitt, was 21 and his mother, Jane Ann Potter, was 17. He married Sarah Louisa Barton on 22 June 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 27 July 1900, in Mackay, Custer, Idaho, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Houston Cemetery, Custer, Idaho, United States.

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William Martin DeWitt
Martha Isabelle Cherry Wilson
Marriage: 8 March 1854
Martha Isabelle DeWitt
Mary Jane DeWitt
Laura Amanda DeWitt
Orpha Ann DeWitt
Amelia Eveline DeWitt
Elizabeth Mindwell Dewitt
William Martin DeWitt

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  • Marriage
    8 March 1854Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 4
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    Age 20
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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

    Sources (24)

    • Marten Dewit, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Martin Dewitt, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Martin Dewitt in entry for Eveline Lambson, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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