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Benjamin Witt
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Birth: Aug. 15, 1750
Brookfield
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 1818
New Braintree
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA

His parents were:

John Witt IV
1705 1769

Sarah Pearl Ivory
1709 1784

He married Olivia Campbell on Feb 13 1787.

As you can see from the names of his children below, this family was one of the several Witt descendant lines that changed their name to DeWitt. It is not clear if Benjamin and Olivia changed their last name or just some of their children. In 1829 several of their sons did so, but Benjamin was deceased at that time. All of his daughters married before 1829 so it is not clear if they changed their last names to DeWitt. [Olivia married again after Benjamin's death and she is listed as Mrs. Olivia Bacon on her gravestone. (See her memorial via the link below.)]

One of Benjamin's brothers was Joseph P Witt. Two of Joseph's male descendants are currently involved with our Y Chromosome DeWitt / Witt DNA Project. One descendant family changed their name to DeWitt while the other retained the Witt surname. The analysis conforms that the families are descendant from a common ancestor.


Benjamin and Olivia had many children:

Stearns Witt DeWitt
1787 1848
(See link below.)

Sophia Witt (Earl)
1789 1885
(See link below.)

Polly Witt (Thompson)
1791 1863
(See link below.)

Hollis Witt DeWitt
1792 1853
(See link below.)

Archibald C Witt DeWitt
1794 1859
(See link below.)

Susan Sukey Witt (Harris)
1796 1831
(See link below.)

Alexander C Witt DeWitt
1798 1879
(US Congressman)

Nancy Witt (Smith)
1800 1830
(See link below.)

Elizabeth S C Witt (Bacon)
1803 1883
(See link below.)
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Witt (1705 - 1784)
  Sarah Pearl Ivory Witt (1709 - 1784)
 
 Spouse:
  Olivia Campbell Bacon (1767 - 1848)
 
 Children:
  Stearns Witt DeWitt (1787 - 1848)*
  Sophia DeWitt Earl (1789 - 1885)*
  Polly Witt Thompson (1791 - 1863)*
  Hollis Witt DeWitt (1792 - 1853)*
  Archibald C Witt DeWitt (1794 - 1859)*
  Susan Witt Harris (1796 - 1831)*
  Nancy Witt Smith (1800 - 1830)*
  Elizabeth S.C. Witt Bacon (1803 - 1883)*
 
 Siblings:
  Benjamin Witt (1750 - 1818)
  Ivory Witt (1752 - 1840)*
  Stephen Witt (1754 - 1852)*
  Joseph P Witt (1757 - 1839)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Don DeWitt
Record added: Aug 23, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 115947384
Benjamin Witt
Added by: Don DeWitt
 
 
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