william watson witt

19 May 1817–May 1864 (Age 46)
South Hadley, South Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of william watson

When william watson witt was born on 19 May 1817, in South Hadley, South Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Witt jr, was 41 and his mother, Lucretia Towne, was 31. He died in May 1864, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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william watson witt
1817–1864
mary a wright
1815–1859

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1822 · The Cuyahoga River Bridge

Age 5

Both sides of Cleveland, being split by the Cuyahoga River, came together and jointly built a float bridge to help residents pass from one side of the river to the other without having to use a boat.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 13

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.

Name Meaning

1 North German: nickname for someone with white hair or a remarkably pale complexion, from a Middle Low German witte ‘white’.2 South German: from a short form of the old German personal name Wittigo.3 English: variant of White .

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

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  • William Watson Witt DeWitt, "Find A Grave Index"

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