I am not related in any way to this family but thought I would pass this on:
Source: History of Hamilton Co. and Chattanooga Tennessee, Vol. 1, by Zella Armstrong.
p. 100, shows a John Witt owning 50 acres of land in 1826, along with Charles Gamble and Crispain Shelton.
P. 102, 1828, William Tipton, assigned to Crispain E. Shelton and John Witt, 100 acres.
Robert Patterson married Rhoda Witt in Knox Co. abt. 1794. It is said that she had several brothers, all of whom, with one exception, were in the Revolution. One brother was to young for service. Her brothers, who lived in Hamilton Co., were Jesse and Charles Witt. Rhoda Witt Patterson survived her husband. She died in 1853. Their children were: (1) John, born April 5, 1795, died July 13, 1838, married Catherine Craig, daughter of David Craig; (2) Lewis, born December, 1796, married (May 29, 1822) Mary Young Pearson, born Aug. 5, 1806, daughter of Jacob Pearson and Jane Douglass Pearson; (3) Alfred N., who moved to Alabama; (4) Rhoda; and (5) Luvicey. p. 199 & 200
Abner Lewis Witt, born Feb. 15, 1814, in Blount Co., TN, was the son of Charles Wyley Witt and Alabama Gibson Witt. He moved to Hamilton Co. with his parents before 1823. He married Elizabeth Nolan. p. 297
Witt, Charles Wyley, born in 1780 in North Carolina; died in Hamilton County in 1835. He moved to Hamilton Co. before 1823. About the year 1800 he married Alabama Gibson, who survived him. Their children were: (1) Gibson, born in 1801 in Knox Co., married five times; (2) Ann, who married Jesse Pendergrass; (3) James H., who married Jane Bryant; (4) Rhoda G., who married George Varner; (5) Abner Lewis, born Feb. 15, 1814, married Elizabeth Nolan; (6) Elnora, who married David Mayer; (7) John P., who married Celia Moore; (8) Samuel H., who married Jane, or Sarah Vann; (9) Mary, called Polly, who married John Hodges; (10) Charles Wyley, Jr., born July 19, 1823, married November 10, 1843, near Sparta, Tenn., Phoebe Emiline Yeager; and (11) Allenson, who married Ann Yeager, sister of Pheobe Emiline Yeager. p. 324 & 325.
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