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Clarissa Adeline "Clearacy" Sorrells Witt
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Birth: 1853
Death: 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. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Jackson T. Sorrells (1826 - 1905)
  Harriet Jane Cooper Sorrells (1836 - 1910)
 
 Spouse:
  Rufus M Witt (1832 - 1890)
 
 Children:
  Benjamin F Witt (1874 - 1928)*
  Margaret Emma Styles (1878 - 1959)*
 
 Sibling:
  Clarissa Adeline Sorrells Witt (1853 - 1894)
  Albert Pinkney Sorrells (1858 - 1893)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/17340815/person/697832137
 
Burial:
Broughton Hospital Cemetery
Morganton
Burke County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Row 6, Grave 14
 
Created by: Suzannah McCuen
Record added: Sep 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58964154
Clarissa Adeline Clearacy <i>Sorrells</i> Witt
Added by: Suzannah McCuen
 
Clarissa Adeline Clearacy <i>Sorrells</i> Witt
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- Suzannah McCuen
 Added: May. 18, 2011
 
 
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