|Birth: ||Oct. 16, 1786|
|Death: ||May 28, 1855|
The top two pictures that I have posted are of William's will. I have also included a transcription of the will in the caption of the first picture. Larger and clearer images of the will may be seen by clicking on the pictures, and the transcription in the caption may also be read by clicking on the first picture.
William was the son of Robert Dimmitt and Alice Chapman, and he was raised near the city of Knoxville. There were six other children born into the Robert and Alice Dimmitt family: Dianna, married William Elliott; Nancy, married James Jones; Susannah, married Abner Beeson; Thomas, married Rachel Elliot; Sophia, married John Brockus; and Miles, married Sarah Kenworthy.
Findagrave memorials for two of William's siblings:
Sophia Dimmitt Brockus
William and Susannah were married November 12, 1809, in Warren County, Ohio.
In 1824, they moved to Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and settled into an area which became known as the High Gap Neighborhood in Union Township. William was mentioned in the Tippecanoe County history books as being one of the earliest settlers of the area, having moved there from Wayne County, Indiana, in "an early day." On May 25, 1825, William received the two 80-acre plots he had claimed as a "setter" from the federal government. The family lived here until they sold their farm on November 6, 1843, before moving to Iowa.
In March 1845, William and Susannah left Indiana and brought their family to Iowa. William died on May 28, 1855, only ten years after making the trip to Iowa. Susannah survived him by only two years, dying on June 28, 1857.
Sources of Information for Further Reading:
1. " Portrait and Biographical Album of Wapello County, Iowa," By Chapman Brothers, Chicago, 1887.
2. "Marriage Consents, 1803-1903," Probate Court Records, Warren County, Ohio, Page 11.
3. "Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana," published by The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1888. 4. "Past and Present of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, Volume 1.," By General R.P. DeHart, Judge Tippecanoe Circuit Court, Editor in Chief. Published by B.F. Bowen & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1909.
5. "First Tract Book of Tippecanoe County," Tippecanoe County Recorder, Lafayette, Indiana.
6. "Land Deed Book S," Page 74, Tippecanoe County Recorder, Lafayette, Indiana.
In addition to the children who are linked to their memorials, William & Susannah had another daughter: Their 4th child, Elizabeth aka Betsy, was born on Feb. 2, 1816, in Wayne CO., IN. She married Nehemiah D. Earl on March 17, 1839, in Tippecanoe CO. Nehemiah and Elizabeth came to Wapello CO. IA. when the Dimmitt family moved here; however, they sold out and moved to Decatur CO. in 1876. On June 2, 1879, they sold their land in Decatur CO. records.
I have seen information on the internet, saying that Nehemiah died on July 5, 1890, and Elizabeth died on July 7, 1890, but there are no further details provided, and no sources about where this information came from. Elizabeth is shown in the June 1890 Census for Oklahoma City, living with her son William D., his wife Marah H., and their son Clarence. Nehemiah is not in that census record, so he must have already passed. If anyone knows anything further or finds any more information about the fate of Nehemiah and Elizabeth, please let me know.
Until such time that Nehemiah and Elizabeth are hopefully found, I am including here links to the findagrave memorials for their children:
Rebecca (Earl) Dickens
William D. Earl
Zachary Taylor Earl
Susan (Earl) Foutch
Amanda (Earl) Zollars
Nehemiah and Elizabeth had two daughters whose graves we have not found yet: Alice, who married Andrew Chapman, and Loduska, who married Alexander Wright in Wapello County on February 23, 1871. Loduska and her husband had two children: Effie, born in 1873, and Guy, born in 1876. Loduska died in 1878.
Susannah Elliott Dimmitt (1789 - 1857)
Alice Dimmitt Weaver (1810 - 1884)*
Jacob Indiana Dimmitt (1812 - 1848)*
Robert Dimmitt (1814 - 1863)*
Hewston Dimmitt (1818 - 1857)*
William Madison Dimmitt (1822 - 1904)*
Beniah Dimmitt (1825 - 1875)*
Rachel Dimmitt Hoover (1825 - 1890)*
Amanda Dimmitt Rickett (1827 - 1905)*
Susan Harriet Dimmitt Dorr (1829 - 1910)*
Syrene Eugene Dimmitt (1832 - 1908)*
MAY 28, 1855
Aged 68 yrs.
7 mos. & 13 ds.
He died with the palsy.
Carved in the right-hand corner is the Stonecarver's name & location:
Round Point Cemetery
Plot: Row 21 - Stone 9
Maintained by: djtruitt
Originally Created by: Valerie Lawrence
Record added: Oct 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60686397