Sep. 21, 1894 Morganton Burke County North Carolina, USA
Clarissa is the daughter of Jackson "Jackie" Tolliver Sorrells and Harriet Jane Cooper. Her father worked as a Stage Driver for a hotel in Buncombe county, NC.
She married Rufus M Witt and they are the parents of Benjamin Frank Witt, Margaret Emma Witt Styles and an as yet unidentified third child. Rufus Witt was a minister and he died not long before her admission to the asylum.
Her maiden name is found in online trees regarding her son, Benjamin. An online family tree also indicates her date of death and that her hospital record reveals she died by hanging herself.