Seventh Generation


72. Price DeWitt547,548 was born on 7 February 1798 in USA, Kentucky, Hardin Co. (now Larue Co.), near Mammoth Cave.547 He died on 12 February 1854 at the age of 56 in USA, Illinois, Adams Co..547 Buried in Lierly cemetery, near Kellerville, without a stone. There are
probate records for Price DeWitt in Adams county, Il.-#152-28 Mar 1854. He was buried at Lierly Cemetery, (near Kellerville) NE 1/4 Sec 11 in USA, Illinois, Adams Co.. McKee Township.547 Price DeWitt was born 7 Feb 1798 in Hardin Co. near Mammoth Cave. Hardin Co. was organized from Nelson by the Kentucky Legislature the same year Kentucky became a state in 1792. The area didn't became LaRue Co. until 1843 when LaRue was formed from Hardin. Price had three known sisters; Sally who married Benjamin Flanders and Polly who married William Albert, both in 1821 in Hardin Co., and Nancy who married first Benjamin Masden in 1826 and then John Housley after 1832. Price married Sarah Albert 29 Aug 1819. She was born 5 May 1802 in New York and had come to Kentucky with her family.
These marriages from before and after 1820 in Kentucky do not seem to fit the census record which shows a Price and Peter P DeWit in Scott Co, Indiana during 1820. Though the 1850 census record in Scott Co, Indiana is for sure this Price's family, as the children's names match. So far no other census records for them during 1810 and 1820 have been found, but records show Price in Kentucky, through children's births (Angeline Oct 1820) and later land records. All the married sisters stayed in Kentucky. If the 1820 census record is these families, the mother Nancy died before 1820 as she is not listed. His father, Peter Price, passed away in 1841.
Records show that Price and Sarah owned a tract in LaRue Co., Kentucky in 1846. (Deed Book 1, p 213.) Lillian Hoover's history says they decided to leave Kentucky to new territory about 1846, though they probably didn't actually leave Kentucky until after March 1848, as Price signed an indenture (see below) with his sisters families on that date in Kentucky. Their son John had married Mary Jane Hawkins 26 Dec 1845 in Kentucky and didn't come with them. "Price and Sarah DeWitt decided that the Bluegrass country had fulfilled its early promises and migrated overland through the territory northwest of the Ohio, planning on to a spot in the Military Tract in western Illinois. After numerous delays and stopovers, the ox and horse drawn covered wagons arrived in Pike county for a short time. About 1849, the moved though Brown County and settled on a farm in Adams County north of the present Siloam Springs State Park. From this farm the DeWitts spread out to live and farm the virgin soil of Adams and Brown counties."
While the dates in the story are slightly off, the account follows the trek over the prairie lands. Their journey appears to have first led north, probably to Louisville, before crossing the border with Indiana. Price and Sarah DeWitt were in Scott County Indiana in 1850 which is due north from Louisville. The children listed with them in the census were Angeline, Clinton, Delance, Asenath, Lydia and William Price. From Scott County, they turned west which would take them across Indiana into Illinois. Adams County Illinois is on the banks of the Mississippi River with Brown County east of it. Pike County lies below Adams and Brown along their southern borders.
Price did not live long in his new home. He died in 1854 in Adams Co. Illinois. His wife, Sarah, lived until 1888 near her children's families in the McKee area of Adams County.

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Kentucky Archives and Library, Frankfort, Ky. March 31, 2001. Deeds Microfilm #483137, Bk. 25, Pg. 326. Dated Mar. 8, 1848.

This indenture made and entered into this 8th day of March in the year of 1848 between Price DeWitt, John Howsley and Nancy his wife, Relief Flanders, Nancy Flanders, Oliver P. Flanders, Benj. H. Flanders, Peter Albert, Ascency Albert, Elizabeth Albert. Taylor Mansden, Nancy Mansden, John H. DeWitt. James H. DeWitt. amd Olliph DeWitt, children, heirs, and devisess of Peter P. DeWitt by James Slaughter, commissioner of the first part and George Washington DeWitt of the second part all of the State of Kentucky witness that by a decree of Nelson County Circuit Court rendered at the Feb. term 1848. It was ordered and decreed that James Slaughter be appointed a commissioner to convey the land the party of the second part. Now I the said James Slaughter, commissioner, for and on behalf of the first part and in consideration of the previous do hereby transfer, convey and confirm unto the said party of the 2nd grant a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in Nelson County containing ---- acres on the north west corner of Peter P. DeWitt's Survey and bounded on the south side by the main road to be as wide as Walkers land to be the same width at each end. Now I the said James Slaughter, commissioneer in conformity to the decree aforesaid do hereby sell, transfer,convey and confirm unto the party of the second part the aforesaid
described tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Nelson according to the boundary aforesaid his heirs and assigns forever and the part of first part by the said James Slaughter, commissioner doth covenant amd agree to and with the said party of the 2nd part that they will warrant and defend the said tract or parcel of land unto him the said party of the second part the claims of themselves and their heirs and all persons claiming by through or under them and against the claims of all and every other person of persons whosoever. In Witness whereof the party of the first part by James Slaughter, commissioner aforesaid hath hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and date herein before written.

Peter Albert Price DeWitt
Ascency Albert John Howsley
Elizabeth Albert Nancy Howsley
Taylor Masden Relief Flanders
Nancy Masden Oliver P. Flanders
John H. DeWitt Benj. H. Flanders
James H. DeWitt Olliph DeWitt

by James Slaughter, Comm.

Nelson Circuit Court February Term.
I, James Slaughter, Clerk of Nelson Circuit Court in the State of Kentucky do certify that the aforegoing deed of conveyance from Peter P.DeWitt heirs by James Slaughter, commissioner to George Washington DeWitt was produced in court on the 8th day of March, 1848, acknowledged by said James Slaughter as commissioner to be certified to the clerk of the Nelson County Court for record. Whereby the said deed is hereby certified accordingly. Given this 2? dy of March 1848.
James Slaughter Clk.
Nelson Circuit Court

Nancy DeWitt was first married to a Benj. Masden. Her children by this marriage were: Taylor Masden (Marsden) and Nancy Masden. Her second marriage was to John Howsley(Housley). There is a family listed for John and Nancy. Why they are not mentioned as heirs of Peter P. DeWitt I have no clue. The Flanders listed are the children of Benjamin Flanders and Sallie DeWitt. The Alberts are the children of --- Alberts and Polly DeWitt. John H. DeWitt amd James H. DeWitt are I believe the children of Peter DeWitt and wife Olliph. According to Peter DeWitt's will probated Sept. 14, 1840. Estate bequeathed to wife Olliph DeWitt, youngest son John Henry DeWitt and unborn child.

The big questions are who is Peter DeWitt, des'c with wife Olliph and George Washington DeWitt to whom the Deed conveyed the land?
Sarah Albert and Price DeWitt were married on 29 August 1819 in USA, Kentucky, Hardin Co. (now Larue Co.).547 They547 appeared in the census in 1820 in USA, Indiana, Scott Co..549 These might be different DeWitt's, though I can't find any other census records to match. Note that in 1850 Price Dewitt was in Scott Co., Indiana for sure.

Name of family head; number of free white males and females in age categories 0 to 10, 10 to 16, 16 to 18, 16 to 26, 26 to 45, 45 and older

(indexed as Dawit, Peter P.)

Price DeWit 010100 / 102000 1
1 male 10-16
1 male 16-26 - (Price 22)
1 female under 10 (Nancy? should be abt 12 or Angeline if she was born yet, birth date Oct...)
2 females 16-18 (Sarah 18, & maybe sister Sally Dewitt, 19- she married in 1821)
1 works in agriculture

2 households between
Father:
Peter P DeWit 100001 / 001000 1
1 male under 10
1 male over 45 - (Peter Price - abt 51)
1 female 16-18 - (Polly Dewitt 16 - she married in 1821)
1 works in agriculture


They549 appeared in the census in 1830 in USA, Kentucky, Nelson Co., Bardstown.550 Price DeWit - (9 people)
1 boy under 5 (?)
2 boys 5-9 (John Henry & Zachariah 8 & 5)
1 man 30-39 (Price 32)
1 man 40-49 (? father Peter Price would be older)
2 girls under 5 (Elizabeth & Evaline 2 & newborn)
1 girl 5-9 (Angeline 9)
1 woman 20-29 (Sarah 28)

Next households have Sarah's brothers:
William Albert - (5 people)
1 boy 5-9
1 man 30-39
1 girl under 5
1 girl 15-19
1 woman 30-39

Orren Albert - (2 people)
1 man 20-29
1 woman 15-19
(No slaves in any of these households)
Sarah and Price550 appeared in the census in 1840 in USA, Kentucky, Hardin Co..551,552 There are two 1840 Hardin Co. KY censuses for Price Dewit. Both seem to match this family. Either one is another family, or they moved and were recorded twice?

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Price DeWit - (9 people)
1 male under 5, (Peter or Delancy 3 (one is missing here...))
1 male 5-9, (Clinton 5)
2 males 15-19, (John Henry 18, Zachariah 15)
1 male 40-49, (Price 42)
2 females 10-14, (Elizabeth & Evalina 12 & 10)
1 female 20-29, (Angeline 20)
1 female 30-39, (Sarah 38)
Price is next to William Albert. The same page has George Flanders, Owen and Daniel Albert. Next page has Joel Albert.

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Price Dewit - (10 people)
1 male under 5 (Peter Price & Delancy 3, one is missing...)
2 males 5-10 (Clinton & ?
2 males 15-20 (John Henry & Zachariah 18 & 15)
1 male 40-50 (Price 42)
2 females 10-15 (Elizabeth & Angeline 12 & 10)
1 female 20-30 (Angeline 20)
1 female 30-40 (Sarah 38)

Matches # of people, but Peter Price is missing and boy 5-10 is recorded.
They551,552 appeared in the census on 28 August 1850 in USA, Indiana, Scott Co., Lexington Twp.553,554 62 62, Price Dewitt 52 M, Farmer Kentucky, cannot read/write
Sarah " 48 F New York, cannot read/write
Angeline " 30 F Kentucky, cannot read/write
Clinton P. " 15 M Farmer Kentucky
Delano " 13 M Kentucky
Alissith " 9 F Kentucky
Lydia L. " 5 F Kentucky
William " 3 M Indiana


73. Sarah Albert547 was born on 5 May 1802 in USA, New York.180,547,553 The 1850, 1870, 1880 census lists New York as her birthplace. She appeared in the census in 1860 in USA, Illinois, Adams Co., McKee.555 2207, 2225 Franklin Hughes,
Asemeth (Sarah's daughter)
2208, 2226 Sarah DeWitt 59, F
Lydia 15, F
William 14, M
She appeared in the census in 1870 in USA, Illinois, Adams Co., McKee.89 165, 163 DeWit, Sarah 68, FW, Keeping House, 1000, 180, New York
166, 164, Gunn, John
Lyda, (Sarah's daughter) see her notes Sarah appeared in the census on 7 June 1880 in USA, Illinois, Adams Co., McKee.180,556 64, 64, DeWitt, Ann, WF, 42, widowed, keeping house, Ohio, MD MD
Douglas, WM, 21, Son, single, Farmer, Ill, KY OH
Marvin, WM, 19, Son, single, Farmer, Il, KY OHl
65, 65, DeWitt, Sarah, WF, 78, widowed, keeping house, NY NY NY
66, 66, DeWitt, William, WM, 32, Married, Farmer IN KY NY
J. Nancy, WF, 33 Wife, Married, Keeping House KY VA KY
Rose WF, 12 Dau Single At School IL IN KY
Clin WM, 10 Son, Single, At School IL IN KY
Giles WM, 8 Son, Single, IL IN KY
Nora WF, 7 Daughter, Single, IL IN KY
Ersa WM, 5 Son IL, Single, IL IN KY
Fayette WM, 2 Son, Single, IL IN KY

She died on 9 October 1888 at the age of 86 in USA, Illinois, Adams Co., McKee.547 She was buried at Lierly Cemetery, (near Kellerville) NE 1/4 Sec 11 in USA, Illinois, Adams Co.. McKee Township.547 Sarah nephews, sons of Daniel Dow Albert, were living with Delancy and Caroline DeWitt during the 1880 census working in his saloon. This shows Sarah's relationship to Daniel as her brother who was also born in NY and married a KY spouse.
Wm. H. ALBERT Cousin S Male W 43 KY Clerk In Saloon NY KY
Edgar ALBERT Cousin S Male W 24 IL Clerk In Saloon NY KY

Wm. H would have been born abt. 1837 and Edgar abt. 1856.

Children were:

i.

Angeline DeWitt was born on 14 October 1820 in USA, Kentucky.547,553,557 She appeared in the census in 1850 in USA, Indiana, Scott Co..554 Angeline is still living with her parents, age 30. See 1850 census notes for Price DeWitt. She died after 1850 at the age of 30.

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ii.

John Henry DeWitt.

iii.

Zachariah DeWitt was born on 6 January 1825.547,557 He died on 8 September 1847 at the age of 22.547

iv.

Elizabeth Dewitt was born on 5 January 1828 in USA, Kentucky.547,557 She appeared in the census in 1850 in USA, Kentucky, Hardin Co.. Elizabeth is not living with her parents in 1850, she is with her grandmother. There are two single Elizabeth DeWitts in the Hardin Co Kentucky census. The best fit is the Elizabeth with Geo W Flanders. He is Elizabeth's step-grandfather and the age of 21 fits. Elizabeth's grandmother Asnath married George Flanders after the death of George Albert. Plus, the Angline that married James Hawkins is not Elizabeth's sister Angeline, but another Angeline DeWitt, relationship unknown.

Hardin Co., Kentucky, 1850
Dwelling 230
HAWKINS, James M. 30 M b Ky
Angeline 30 F
Anderson 3 M
Zachariah T. 1 M
DEWITT, Elizabeth 31 F.....all b in Ky

Hardin Co. Ky., S Dist. 2., dwelling 276.
276, 276 Geo W. Flanders 55 M Farmer 200 Penn
Arena 66 F NY
Jacob 32 M Farmer KY
Elizabeth DeWitt 21 F KY


She died in September 1901 at the age of 73.557

v.

Evalina (Emeline) DeWitt was born on 8 February 1830 in USA, Kentucky.547,557 She died on 16 January 1904/5 at the age of 74 in USA, Pittsfield.557

vi.

Clinton P. DeWitt was born on 21 January 1835 in USA, Kentucky.547,553,557 He died in 1861 at the age of 26.557 Clinton died 1861 leaving his wife, Elizabeth Ann (Durbin) and their children.

vii.

Peter Price DeWitt was born on 3 May 1837.547,557 Twin of Delance He died on 2 September 1871 at the age of 34.557

viii.

Delance \ Delancy M. DeWitt558 was born on 3 May 1837 in USA, Kentucky.547,558 Twin of Peter Price He appeared in the census on 5 September 1860 in USA, Illinois, Pike Co., Perry Township.89 212, 212 D. DeWitt 23, Painter KY
Caroline 20, Tenn He served in the military Union - 78th Regiment, Illinois Infantry between 11 August 1862 and 7 June 1865 in American Civil War.56,58,558 78th Illinois Regiment.

Delancy M. Dewitt (First_Last)
Regiment Name 78 Illinois Infantry
Side Union
Company G
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt.
Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
Alternate Name
Notes
Film Number M539 roll 23

Delaney M. DeWitt (Union)

Enlistment:
- Residing in Camp Point, IL at time of enlistment
- Enlisted on Aug 11 1862 as Private

Mustering information:
- Enlisted into G Company, 78th Infantry (Illinois) on Sep 1 1862
- Mustered out from 78th Infantry (Illinois) on Jun 7 1865 at Washington, DC

Sources for the above information:
- Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men, (1900)
Delance appeared in the census in 1870 in USA, Missouri, Shelby Co., Jackson Township.89 153, 153 DeWitt, Delacy 33 MW Farmer 1000, 200 KY
Carolina ? Keeping house Tenn
He appeared in the census in 1880 in USA, Missouri, Randolph Co., Higher Moniteau,.559 D. M. DEWITT Self M Male W 45 KY Saloon Keeper KY NY
Lettie C. DEWITT Wife M Female W 46 KY Keeping House KY KY
Sarah E. MORRISON Niece S Female W 6 MO IL KY
Wm. H. ALBERT Cousin S Male W 43 KY Clerk In Saloon NY KY
Edgar ALBERT Cousin S Male W 24 IL Clerk In Saloon NY KY

The Albert cousins are children of Delancy's Uncle Daniel Albert.
He appeared in the census on 20 June 1900 in USA, Illinois, Brown Co., Lee Township.560 183, 183, DeWitt, Delancy M. Head, WM, May 1837, 63, Married 45 yrs, KY KY NY, Retired Farmer, Own Mortgaged House
Lettie C, Wife, WF, Mar 1830, 70, M-45, 0 child born & living, TN, /, KY,
Bartlett, Pernecia, Sister-in-law, WF, July 1820, 79, Wd, 7,4, KY / KY Delance died on 9 August 1905 at the age of 68.558 He was buried in USA, Illinois, Adams Co.. McKee Township, Lierly Cemetery, (near Kellerville) NE 1/4 Sec 11.547 These letters were written by Delance DeWitt during the Civil War. They were mostly written to his sister, Lydia (Mrs. John) Gunn. After Lydia's death her grand daughter Lilly Kaylor (Mrs. Everett Kaylor) had them in her possession. She is no longer living, but Mr. Kaylor is. Where the originals are at, I do not know as Mr. Kaylor is in very poor health at this time. My husband is also a grand child of Lydia DeWitt Gunn. Delance DeWitt was born in Kentucky and came to Adams County with his family, Price and Sarah Albert DeWitt.
Submitted by Marie Gunn, Camp Point, IL GRGS member.

.........Shelbyville, Duck River, Tenn.
July the 12, 63, Shelbyville My Dear brother and sister,
It affords me the opportunity this Sabbath day to write to you a few lines in answer to you. I am well at this time and in good health and I hope when these few lines comes to hand they may find you as they leave me. I would like to see you both, once more but I don't know when that will be on earth or not but I trust in God that we may meet again on earth but if we don't meet again on earth let us try and meet in heaven where we shall not part no more. While I am so far away from home and friends, I hope that you all will pray for me that God will spare my life, to come home and see you all again on earth may God bless you all and help you to pray for me. I think that I will come home this fall from the prospects now. The rebels are coming in all the time. Hundreds at a time. We have had some hard fighting to do. Since we have left Franklin to this place. The day that we took this town the rebels came like mad men and plunged right into the river and some got drownded, that way about one hundred got drownded in Duck River all of the Tennesse troup. They say they won't fight against us any longer for we are guarding their property and protecting their women and they won't fight any longer and they are comming in and taking the oath and they say this war will play out and they say it will be over in four months at most and I don't care how soon it will be.
Dear brother and sister I might close my letter hoping to hear from you soon. So no more at this time. Write soon as you get this so no more good bye for this time. I still remain your true friend
Delancy M. DeWitt to John Gunn and Lyda L. Gunn.......

..........Dear Mother it is with pleasure that I take my pen in hand to write you a few lines to let you know that I am well and in good health and I hope when these few lines come to hand they may find you as they leave me. I would like to see you all but I can't now. But I hope the time will come when I can come home and see you all. I send my love to all the family one and all. Write soon and give me all the news so no more at this time. I still remain your son D. M. Dewitt. To Sarah DeWitt good bye for this time...

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Asenath DeWitt was born on 15 January 1840 in USA, Kentucky.547,553,557 She appeared in the census in 1860 in USA, Illinois, Adams Co., McKee.89 2207, 2225 Franklin Hughes, 30, M, 300, 50 PA
Aseneth, 23, F
2208, 2226 Sarah DeWitt 59, F (Asenath's Mother)
Lydia 15, F
William 14, M She appeared in the census in 1870 in USA, Illinois, Adams Co., McKee.89 In the vincinity of Sarah DeWitt and Gunn's
169, 161 Hughes, Franklin 32, MW Farmer 0, 200 Illinois
Fanior? 31, FW Keeping house Illinois
Sarah 10, FW IL
William 8, MW IL
John 6, MW IL
Thomas 10/12, MW IL
Asenath appeared in the census in 1880 in USA, Illinois, Adams Co., McKee.180 This Household is listed in the same area as Asenath's brother William Price and widowed mother Sarah.

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Frank HUGHES Self M Male W 48 PA Farmer PA SCOT
Asemtt HUGHES Wife M Female W 41 KY Keeping House NY KY
James HUGHES Son S Male W 14 IL Farm Laborer PA KY
Thomas HUGHES Son S Male W 10 IL PA KY
Mary HUGHES Dau S Female W 7 IL PA KY
Rena HUGHES Dau S Female W 4 IL PA KY
Jackson HUGHES Son S Male W 3 IL PA KY

She appeared in the census on 16 June 1900 in USA, Illinois, Adams Co., McKee Township.561 157, 157 Hughes, Acenith, Head, WF, Dec 1840, 69 yrs, Married 40 yrs, 9 children 7 living, KY PA, NY. Rent house
Adah M, Daughter, WF, April 1886, 14 yrs, single, IL PA KY She died in 1902 at the age of 62.557 Asenath was buried in USA, Illinois, Adams Co.. McKee Township, Lierly Cemetery, (near Kellerville) NE 1/4 Sec 11.547

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Lydia Leticia DeWitt was born on 1 May 1845 in USA, Kentucky.180,547,557 She appeared in the census in 1870 in USA, Illinois, Adams Co., McKee.89 165, 163 Dewit, Sarah (Lydia's mother)
166, 164 (Gunn), John, 30 MW, Farmer, 600, 441, Penn
Lyda, 25, FW, Keeping house, KY
Sarah, 7, FW, IL
John P., 3, MW, IL
Alice, 7/12, MW, IL She appeared in the census in 1880 in USA, Illinois, Adams Co., McKee.180 Household Record 1880 United States Census

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Lyda GUM Self W Female W 35 KY Keeping House KY NY
Emily GUM Dau S Female W 17 IL PA KY
John GUM Son S Male W 13 IL Farm Laborer PA KY
Alice GUM Dau S Female W 10 IL PA KY
Jane GUM Dau S Female W 6 IL PA KY
Marvin GUM Son S Male W 2 IL PA KY
George SMITH Other S Male W 24 IL Boarder 'Preacher' PA OH
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Source Information:
Census Place Mckee, Adams, Illinois
Family History Library Film 1254174
NA Film Number T9-0174
Page Number 229D

Lydia died on 16 November 1928 at the age of 83 in USA, Illinois, Adams Co..557 She was buried at Lierly Cemetery, (near Kellerville) NE 1/4 Sec 11 in USA, Illinois, Adams Co.. McKee Township.547

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William Price DeWitt was born on 30 June 1847 in USA, Indiana, Scott Co., near Scottsburg.547 He appeared in the census in 1870 in USA, Illinois, Adams Co., McKee.89 40, 38 DeWitt, William 22 MW Farmer 0, 300 Indiana
Nancy 22 FW Keeping house, Kentucky
Rosethi 2 FW Illinois
Clinton 3/12 MW Illinois He appeared in the census on 12 June 1900 in USA, Illinois, Brown Co., Lee Township.562 124, 124, DeWitt, William, Head, WM, June 1846, ?, Married 32 yrs, IN KY NY Farmer
Nora, Daughter, WF, Apr? 1873, 26, S, IL IN KY at house
Orsa, Daughter, WF, June 1875, 24, S, IL IN KY at house
William, Son, WM, Sept 1881, 18, S, IL IN KY Farm laborer
Alva, Son, WM, Nov 1883, 16, S, IL IN KY Farm laborer
Marvy, Son, WM, Nov 1888, 12, S, IL IN KY at school
Edelie, Son, WM, Mar 1889, 11, S, IL IN KY at school William died on 14 July 1918 at the age of 71. William Price DeWitt.
William Price DeWitt, son of Price and Sarah DeWitt, was born June 30, 1847, in Scott County, Ind., and died July 14, 1918, at 3:55 p. m.
He, with his parents, came to Illinois when but a small boy, where he grew to manhood. He was united in marriage to Nancy Jane Carr April 3, 1867, and to this union were born twelve children, four of whom, together with the companion of his youth, preceeded him to the great beyond, the wife and mother dying January 29, 1900. He was united in marriage to Mary J. Black August 20, 1902.
He, together with his first wife, became Christians uniting with the United Bretheren church nearly 40 years ago. Twenty years later they united with the Christian church at Timewell, of which church he was a faithful and respected member up to the time of his death. He was sincere in his religious convictions, believing in his Saviour with the simplicity of a little child, and if he erred, which we all do, it was a matter of misjudgement, and not intentionally.. He was honest to the last penny, and as a Christian citizen he had the respect of all who knew him. He was retiring in disposition, and to have him as a friend, was to have a friend indeed.
The eight living children are: Mrs. Rosetta Bennet, of Cynthia, Ind.; Mrs. Orsie Pierson, of Timewell; W. B. DeWitt, of Clayton; A. I. DeWitt, of Galesburgh; Marvin P. DeWitt, of Kellerville; Miss Nora DeWitt, of Timewell, and Floyd Edward DeWitt of Liberty. He also leave his wife and a host of other relatives and friends, also one sister, Mrs. Tish Gunn.
The funeral was held in the Timewell Christian church July 16 at 10 a. m., Rev. Hoe of Bowen conducting the services. Interment was made in the Washington Grove cemetery.

Card of Thanks.
We wish to express our thanks to all the friends and neighbors who assisted during the sickness and deat of our husband and father.
The Family
(Lillian Hoover)
William Price DeWit married Nancy Jane Carr in Warsaw, Illinois 3 April 1867. She was a daughter of William Peyton and Nancy Mayhall Carr. Nancy was born at Locust Grove, near Frankfort, Ky. William and Nancy lived in Adams county, Kellerville to Timewell. Their children were: Rosetta (bl868), Clinton (bl870), John L. (bl871), Elva Nora (b1873), Orsa Clair (b1875), Lafayette (bl877), William Bates (1880), Alvah IshmeI (bl882), his twin, Alvin D. (b and d 1882), Iva Mae (b.1885-d.1886), Marvin Price (bl886), Floyd Edward (b.1889). (Lillian Hoover)