Biography of Dewitt C. Burritt
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Burritt, Dewitt Clinton, was horn October 22, 1816, a son of Israel and Fannie (Atwell) Burritt. The father died in July, 1825, aged sixty four, and the mother died in 1840, aged sixty eight. Israel was a weaver by trade, which he followed in connection with farming. He was a native of Rhode Island, and came from Oneida county to Pennelville, this county, in 1820. In 1824 he removed to Battle Island, and engaged in the digging of the Oswego Canal. Of their eleven children only Dewitt C. survives. His occupation has been blacksmithing and farming, and he was one of the first settlers in this section of the county. Mr. Burritt's farm comprises fifty acres, and he also has a dairy of several cows. March 12, 1839, he married Avalina Moss, and they have one daughter, Elizabeth, wife of Carlon Smith Pritchard.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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