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Sgt Green Dewitt

Sgt Green Dewitt

Birth
Lincoln County, Kentucky, USA
Death 18 May 1835 (aged 48)
Burial Gonzales County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 9429940 · View Source
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Green DeWitt

Was born 12 February 1787 in Lincoln County, Kentucky and at an early age his family moved to the Missouri Territory. His parents are believed to be Walter and Sarah DeWitt.

He was schooled in both Missouri and Kentucky to which he returned for two years at age 18.

On his return to Missouri, he married Sarah Seely on 15 Dec 1808 in St. Louis County, Missouri. Sarah Seely was born 27 Jun 1787, 88 or 89 in Brooks County, Virginia and was the daughter of Jonas Seely.

Green DeWitt was a Sgt. in the War of 1812 in the Infantry of the Missouri Territory under Capt. John E. Allen and later under Lt. Colonel Dodge's command and is said to have achieved the rank of Captain before the end of the war.

DeWitt lived in St. Louis and Ralls counties of Missouri where he was at one time sheriff in the latter. Green and Sarah Seely DeWitt and family arrived in Texas in 1826.

Green DeWitt died on 18 May 1835, probably of cholera, and was buried in an unmarked grave while seeking control of more land for speculation in Monclova, Mexico. buried in Mexico
Memorial Plaque here at DeWitt.

Parents:
Walter DeWitt 1761-1813
Sarah Unknown

Siblings:
James C DeWitt 1783-1838
Robert DeWitt

Children:
Eliza DeWitt Hamilton
Naomi Q DeWitt Matthews
Eveline Dewitt Mason
Christopher Columbus DeWitt Sr
Clinton Edward DeWitt
Minerva DeWitt Jones



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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bev
  • Added: 6 Sep 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9429940
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Green Dewitt (12 Feb 1787–18 May 1835), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9429940, citing DeWitt Cemetery, Gonzales County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) Body lost or destroyed.