Elijah Dewitt

about 1833–
Troy, Troy Township, Perry, Indiana, United States

The Life of Elijah

When Elijah Dewitt was born about 1833, in Troy, Troy Township, Perry, Indiana, United States, his father, Jacob DeWitt, was 45 and his mother, Mary Ann Joseph, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Jacob DeWitt
1788–1865
Mary Ann Joseph
1805–1853
Amanuel Dewitt
1821–
Elijah Dewitt
1833–
Jacob Dewitt
1835–
Samuel Dewitt
1838–1863
Lydia Ann Dewitt
1839–1867
Abraham Clinton Dewitt
1844–
Mary Jane Dewitt
1827–1891
Sarah Ann Dewitt
1827–1880
William Dewitt
1851–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 3

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1846

Age 13

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

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of numerous places so named, for example in Altmark, Mecklenburg, and Saxony.

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

Sources (1)

  • Elijah Dewitt in household of Jacob Dewitt, "United States Census, 1850"

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