Bible of John Dewitt Family


John DeWitt, oldest son of Louis Bevier DeWitt (West Point, Orange County, New York) and Mary Brawsrtoni (unsure of all the letters in the last name) was born 31 May 1854 (sic. I believe in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland. )

John married Florence Eleanor Buchanan on 4 December 1876 in Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky. In the St. Pauls Episcopal Church by Rector Rev William Pettis. Florence is the third daughter of Henry Buchanan (of Botetourt County, Virginia) and Maria Louisa CorkIsland (sic. unsure of all the letters in the last name)from Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky.

Their children were born in New York, they are
Louis Bevier DeWitt Born 29 July 1877
Florence Kathleen DeWitt born 15 July 1884
John DeWitt born 19 November 1886, died 17 August 1887
Wallace Lafatette DeWitt born 3 February 1889
Henry Buchanan DeWitt born 15 January 1891, died 21 March 1894
Julia Bi (can't read other letters) DeWitt born 2 July 1894

There is a beautiful letter written by John to his wife Florence on their 10th wedding anniversary inside the front pages of the bible. This was her anniversary gift that year. (1886)


Contributed to MDGenWeb by Kimberly Hanson


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