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 John Greenup Witten

John Greenup Witten

Tazewell County, Virginia, USA
Death 10 Feb 1863 (aged 53)
Rosston, Cooke County, Texas, USA
Burial Cooke County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 55253645 · View Source
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"v. JOHN GREENUP 'GELLESPIE' WITTEN , b. December 27, 1809, Floyd Co. KY; d. February 10, 1863, Rosston, Cooke Co., TX; m. ISOPHRENIA G. MCKENZIE July 12, 1832, Cole Co., MO; b. April 14, 1814, Wayne Co., KY; d. January 06, 1897, Verdi, Wilson Co., TX.


He may also be known as John Gillespie Witten. The Bible of Samuel C. Witten shows John Greenup Witten b 27 Dec 1809, while the Bible of S.C.H. Witten shows his name and Gellespie"

(From a family tree of the Witten family on the 'net)

Cole County, Missouri Marriages: 1821-51

Name: John G. Witten
Spouse: Isaphena McKinzie
Marriage Date: 12 Jul 1832
Lewis Shelton , P. G.

1840 United States Federal Census

Name: John G Witten
Township: Jim Henry
County: Miller
State: Missouri
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Slaves - Females - 10 thru 23: 1
Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 6
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 3
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 5
Total Slaves: 1
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 6

1850 United States Federal Census

Name: John Witten
Age: 40
Estimated birth year: abt 1810
Birth Place: Kentucky
Gender: Male
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): District 13, Miller, Missouri
Family Number: 201
Household Members: Name Age
John Witten 40
Isaphina Witten 38
Nelson Witten 14
James Witten 12
Samuel Witten 10
John Witten 9
Fountain Witten 7
Daniel Witten 5
Benjamin Witten 4
Thomas Witten 1
Augustus Carrol 25
Benjamin Carrol 20

Following are miscellaneous remarks from miscellaneous genealogical websites:

"Nelson G Witten was born: 7 June 1836 in Cole Co, Missouri, m. Margaret Miller 12 Sep 1859 in Miller Co, Missouri, died: 20 Dec 1905 Ellis Co, Texas. Nelson G Witten, is the child or John Greenup Witten and Isaphenia Go Dancy McKenzie.

The Benjamin Franklin "Doc" Witten, referred to earlier, was born: 30 Oct 1846 in Miller Co, Mo and Died: 16 Feb 1917 in Wilson Co, Tx. He is a brother of Nelson G Witten. Benjamin Franklin "Doc" Witten was also a child of John Greenup Witten and Isaphenia McKenzie. Benjamin "Doc" Witten, did have a child he named Nelson G. Witten, born: 14 Oct 1884 Tx, Died: 1943 Wilson Co, Tx."

"The following are buried in the Isaac Q Witten cemetery in Sitka, Ky: Charity "Tish" Rice (daughter), Ben Rice (son-in-law), James Bowe (son-in-law), Susan Bowe (daughter), Elizabeth H. Witten (mother), Isaac Q Witten (father), William "Bud" Witten (son), Cue McKenzie (grandson), Lee McKenzie (grandson), Julia McKenzie (daughter), William N. Chandler (grandson).
WNC was my grandfather; Susan Bowe was his mother. My mother made a chart of the graves with this listing in 1972."

"I am descended from Samuel Cecil Witten, also a brother of Benj. Franklin Witten and Daniel Witten. Would love to trade info and especially if any of you have old family pictures. I have on of Isophonia McKenzie. Anyone have a photo of John Greenup Witten or any of the other children of John and Isophonia?"

My great, great grandfather was Daniel McKenzie, brother to Benjamin Franklin.
If you need inof to fill in that part of the tree, I can pass along what info I have."

"Parent of John McKenzie Witten b 20 May 1841 Miller Co. Mo. d ca1885 Mo. M Sarah Elizabeth Wray were John Greenup Witten b27 Dec 1809 Tazewell Co. Va. d 10 Feb 1863 in Rosston Cooke Co. Tx. bur. Estes Cem, Rosston Tx. m 12 Jul 1832 Cole Co. Mo. Isophrenia G. McKenzie b. 14 Apr 1814 in Wayne Co. Ky: d. 6 Jan 1897, Verdi, Wilson Co. Tx; bur. Fairview Cem .Wilson Co. Tx she was d/o John Bennett McKencie b Scotland and Agnes Gibson. Samuel Cecil Witten and Susannah Greenup were the grand parents of John McKenzie. Hope this helps. Sam Witten "

"Vesta Witten (b. 1811) of Monroe Co. Ohio, was the child of Peter Witten 1786-1855 (son of Phillip - who was the son of Thomas Witten of Tazwell, VA) and Rachel Bowen 1785-1874. She was married to Thomas McKenzie (1806-1835). They had one daughter, my g.g.g.Grandmother. She had a child Rebecca Mckenzie Hoskinson (died young leaving 2 daughters-Virginia and Ella). Not much info found on Vesta. Any info on this line would be greatly appreciated."

"My father's family came from Versailles, Missouri, but I don't know where before that, and I would like to.

My grandfather:
John Daugherty WITTEN
b. 1907, Versailles, MO
d. 1948, NY, NY
JDW parents:
Blanche DAUGHERTY of Sedalia, Missouri
Montgomery Wray WITTEN of Versailles, Missouri

MWW parents:
Sarah Elizabeth WRAY
b. March 9, 1852, d. October 27, 1940
John McKenzie WITTEN
They were cousins. They were married June 7, 1877 in Versailles, MO.

JMW parents (MAYBE):
Isophina McKenzie
John Witten of Versailles, Missouri"

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  • Created by: Tom Nelson
  • Added: 21 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55253645
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Greenup Witten (27 Dec 1809–10 Feb 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55253645, citing Estes Cemetery #2, Cooke County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Tom Nelson (contributor 47054245) .