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Elijah Witt, II

  • Birth 15 Aug 1785 Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 12 Oct 1851 Greene County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 56829320

Age 66y 1m 25d, father of Hamilton Witt. He married Nancy McNealy on 17 July 1806 at Witt's Foundry, Hamblen County (now Jefferson County), Tennessee.

"1879 History of Greene County Illinois
Page 766 under biography for son Randolph Witt

It was during the year 1829 that the Witt family took up the line of departure for the West, landing in Greene County on the 6th of December of this year. Ely Witt rented the first year of his settlement. Son Randolph well remembers the deep snow, and relates that it began falling toward the latter part of December, and continued to do so at intervals during the Winter, at the time the weather continued mild, causing a crust to form on the top of the snow, causing many wild animals to perish, and so emboldened did they become that it was no uncommon occurrence for the early settler to frequently find them at the threshold of his cabin. Ely Witt died during the Autumn of 1851 and nine years later his wife was laid at rest amid the scenes of her early labors.


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  • Created by: Judy Clark-Wick
  • Added: 9 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56829320
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elijah Witt, II (15 Aug 1785–12 Oct 1851), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56829320, citing Providence Cemetery, Carrollton, Greene County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Judy Clark-Wick (contributor 47100356) .