Biography of George W. De Witt
Madison County, NY Biographies





De Witt, George W., p. o. Chittenango, the popular and efficient town clerk of Sullivan, was born in this vicinity May 5, 1837. His father, William De Witt, a merchant, died on January 6, 1860. Mr De Witt has been a resident of the village of Chittenango about seven years. Formerly he conducted a grocery at Bolivar, on the line of the Erie Canal, and did a large business in the palmier days of that great waterway. Mr. De Witt has always resided in the town of Sullivan and has filled various public offices with credit, the first being that of town collector in 1866, He was elected town clerk in 1896 and has continued to hold that position. February 26, 1862, he married Mary E. Myers of Frankfort, Herkimer county. Her father was D. H. Myers and her maternal grandfather was the late Judge Sterling of that county. It is related of Mrs. De Witt's grandmother that when about four years of age she was captured by the predatory Mohawks, but was rescued after some weeks of aboriginal life. Their children are George M. De Witt, of this place, and Ella M. De Witt, who has become a successful teacher, now in charge of a normal training class at Johnstown, N. Y.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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