George De Witt

Brief Life History of George

When George De Witt was born on 24 May 1821, in Franklin, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Archibald C Witt Dewitt, was 26 and his mother, Patty Fisher, was 27. He married Caroline Freethy on 9 September 1852, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 28 July 1879, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Franklin, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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George De Witt
Caroline Freethy
Marriage: 9 September 1852
Ella Augusta De Witt
Ella Geneva DeWitt
George Archibald De Witt
Georgiana May De Witt

Sources (24)

  • George D Witt, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • George D Dewitt, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • George in entry for George Archibald DeWitt and Katy Mary Fitz, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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.


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

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Indian Dilip, Anirban, Gopal, Alok, Anindya, Arunava, Asit, Asok, Dibyendu, Goutam, Indra, Indranil.

Indian: variant of Dey .

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

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