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From my book "Line of Descent of George Roger Gilbert"

Five Great - Grandparents
and beyond

224. Peter DeWitt and 225. Mary ___?___ -( 112. Peter DeWitt; 56. Gideon M. DeWitt; 28. Martin Hinchman DeWitt; 14. Alvah DeWitt; 07. Loretta DeWitt; 03. Mildred Barber; 01. George Roger Gilbert).

About the authenticity of 224. Peter and 225. Mary DeWitt as parents of 112. Peter DeWitt, who married Sarah Willson and fathered Gideon DeWitt, I can not be 100% certain. A comparison of the listings from the GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE OF NEW JERSEY, of the DeWitt burials in the Frankford Plains Cemetery, Frankford Township, Sussex Co., NJ and the abstract of DeWitt wills and letters of administration from ABSTRACTS OF WILLS OF NEW JERSEY ARCHIVES listed below, may help untangle the puzzle.

"Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey" - Volumn 40 page 22 :
Frankford Plains Cemetery, Frankford Township *

* D.W., P. (Stone gone 1961) -

Abstracts of wills from New Jersey Archives - DeWitt 1772 November 23. DeWitt, Paul, of Greenwich, Sussex Co., Intestate. Administratrix Mary DeWitt. Fellowbondsmen George William Rope; both of said county. Witness - John De Hart.

1772, November 23. Inventory 148 pounds, made by John Hendershot and Tunis Young.

1774, July 11. Account by Administratrix - Liber 14, pg 547; Liber 15, pg 498

OR

DeWitt 1809 - October 4, DeWit, Petrus ( in other wills he is listed as a witness as Reverend Petrus DeWitt ) of Franklin Township, Bergen County; will of, wife Elizabeth, possession of real and personal estate while my widow. Thereafter said estate to be sold, including land at Fish Kill in possession of Isaac Lint, known by name of "it hookye" and proceeds divided equally between my five sons, John, Peter, Theodorkus, Abraham and Daniel. Executors - Dr. Abraham Halsey and Garret Haulenbeck.

Proved Nov. 9, 1809

1809, November 6, Inventory 601.13.10 pounds, made by Adonijah Schuyler and Ryer Ryerson.

1810, January 16, Request of John DeWit, one of heirs of Petrus DeWit, deceased, to have said will proved in New York State.


* D.W., P. died October, 1776, in 54th year -

Abstracts of wills from New Jersey Archives - DeWitt 1776, October 23. - DeWitt, Peter, the elder, of Newton, Sussex County. Intestate. Administratrix, Mary DeWitt and Peter DeWitt, Jr.. Fellowbandsman, Daniel Predmore, all of said place.

1776, November 6. Inventory 377.8.9 pounds made by Daniel Predmore and John DeWitt.

1778 Account by Administrators - Liber 16, pg 519 and 524.

* DeWitt, Peter, died December 27, 1816, age 67.1.5; wife Mary died December 30, 1805, age 50.4.27.(top of Peter's stone missing, 1961) -

Abstracts of wills from New Jersey Archives - DeWitt

1811, June 22, Witt [DeWitt], Peter D. of Frankford, Sussex Co. "being advanced in years", will of; - Son, Phillip $25, son, Abraham and daughter Ellenor DeWitt, each $50. Daughter, Lydia DeWitt, $75. $40 in trust to executors for a stone wall around grave where my deceased wife is buried and in case the neighborhood joins in building a stone wall around the burying ground where she lays, so as to include her grave, said $40 to be applied therefor. Residue of estate to 9 children; Peter Jr., James, John, Phillip, Abraham, Mary (wife of George Zabriskie), Anna ( wife of Dr. Dunn), Ellenor DeWitt and Lidia DeWitt, as they come of age. Executor - William A. Ryerson. Witnesses - Lucius W. Stockton, Daniel Jaques, Abraham Bray.

1816, December 27 - codicil, revoking bequest of $50 to son Abraham and giving same to daughter Anna. No witnesses. Proved January 1, 1817.

1816, December 31 - Inventory $6,376.47; made by Samuel Price and John Hagerty.

The will of Peter D. Witt directly above shows that Peter D. Witt's wife was deceased at the time he wrote it and that he had a son Peter. The will was written in 1811 but a codicil was written Dec. 27, 1816, the date of death on the gravestone. Neither mentions his wife, Mary, who deceased December 30, 1805. This Peter D. Witt (2) would have been 31 years old at the birth of my 4 - Great - Grandfather, Peter DeWitt (3), in 1780 and Peter (2) 's wife, Mary, would have been 25. Peter DeWitt (2) had the nine children listed in his will. Peter DeWitt (3) and his wife Sarah Willson also had 9 children: Jennette, Sally, James, Gideon, Mary, Joseph, Elizabeth, William and Susan.

I believe the Peter DeWitt (1) who died October 23, 1776 aged 54 is the father of Peter DeWitt (2) and that Peter DeWitt (2) and his wife Mary were made administrators of his estate. Peter DeWitt (1) would have been born in 1722, and would have been 27 years of age at the birth of Peter DeWitt (2).

Unfortunately, I do not have any positive proof that any of my inferred relationships is true !

THE DEWITT FAMILY

From page 308 of Snell's History of Sussex and Warren Co., at the beginning of a biography of Evi DeWitt, appears this discription of the DeWitt Family.

" Among the many old families who, about the middle of the seventeenth century, sought the shores of the New World, none had been more distinguished in politcal and social life, none had numbered in its ranks more noted men than the De Witts.

Natives of Dordrecht, one of the oldest burgher towns of Holland, and in later years dear to art as the birthplace of Cuyp and Ary Scheffer, and to theology as the meeting - place of the Synod of Dort, the "Geschlacten von Dordrecht." in the Royal Library at the Hague, gives the descent of the De Witt family in an unbroken line from the year 1295 to Sept. 8, 1639. Some of the names served under William the Silent, and were zealous supporters of the revolted provinces against Spanish oppression. After the death of John of Barneveldt, Jacob De Witt succeeded to the high honors of " land Advocate of Holland." His son Cornelius, the burgomaster of Dordrecht, " at the head of a Dutch fleet, with a stout Dutch admiral to do his bidding," sailed up the Thames, burning the English ships and sending consternation into the very heart of London. Another son, John De Witt, one of the most distinguished men in the history of the Netherlands, became Grand Pensionary of Holland during the period between the separation from Spain and the opening of the Thirty Years' War.

The family emigration to the colony of "New Amsterdam" began about the year 1639. Andries and Tjerck Claus De Witt located at Esopus, in Ulster Co., N. Y., about 1648, and became the progenitors of the Ulster branch of the family. As the generations increased the family became numerous, and some of its representatives followed the line of settlement through the Mamakating and Minisink regions, and have since been numerously represented in that section. "


Friday, October 13, 1972

Information about the DeWitts follows:

. . . . (Part of the history by Snell on Lopatcong, Warren Co.,N.J. is pasted here, page 681 of same. The part I think I pasted for is below.)

"The DeWitts, now a numerous family in Warren County, trace their origin in America to three brothers, by name Peter, Abram, and Isaac DeWitt, who came to America from Holland some years before the beginning of the Revolution. They located in New Jersey - Peter and Isaac in Harmony Township, Warren Co., and Abram on the place in Lopatcong Township now occupied by Moses DeWitt, his grandson. The DeWitts were men famous in their day and generation for feats of manly strength, and in physical development were noted the country over as men out of the common. The three brothers - Peter, Abram, and Isaac - were soldiers in the Federal Army during the Revolution, as was Peter's son, Barnett, who entered the service toward the close of the war, and saw considerable active service. He was at one time in charge of a bevy of Tory prisoners confined at the old forge at Hughesville, and on another occasion performed similar duty at Easton. Barnett, son to Peter DeWitt, married a daughter to Peter Geasarrh, A farmer living on the river near Phillipsburg, and in 1810 he moved with his family to the place now the home of his son Barnett, who when he came to the place with his father was five years of age. His residence on that farm therfore has now counted upwards of seventy years."

The preceeding 5 pages contain copies made of pages from Snell's History of Sussex and Warren County, Published in 1881 by Lippencott, J.B. of Philadelphia, Pa.

In the section about Harmony Township, under, Early settlers -

"Peter DeWitt located in the western portion of the township at an early day, and followed farming pursuits till the end of his days. He had children - Levi, Peter, Isaac, John P., Alexander, Paul and four daughters. Four of these sons located in Harmony and are since deceased." "The families of John P., of Peter, and of one of the daughters, Mrs. John B. Hutchinson, are now in the township."

also - Township clerks 1858-60 Paul P. DeWitt

Assessors 1870 - 71 James DeWitt

Burial Places - next to the Methodist Episcopal Church in Lower Harmony.

Contains- "In memory of Catherine DeWitt, who departed this life Feb. 21st A.D., 1822 aged 76 yrs. 5 months and 18 days."

on page 321 - "The old stone house at Shapanack was purchased about 1811 or 1812 of Abraham Van Campen by Henry DeWitt, of Rochester, Ulster Co., N.Y., for his son, John H. DeWitt, who at the time became the occupant of the place; the peculiar long-roofed barn now standing on the premises was built by him. John H. DeWitt's mother was Margaret Schoonmaker, of Ulster Co., N.Y.. He married a Wynkoop of the same county. Mr. DeWitt died in 1827, and was buried at Shapanack."

on page 259 - Town of Newton - tax collector 1781-82 - Peter DeWitt

on page 288 - Early settlers of Wantage - "Those who were here one hundred years ago include the messrs. DeWitt."

on page 289 - "The DeWitt family came early to the township and located on the Jacob W. DeWitt farm. The pioneer of the family was Moses DeWitt, who served in the Indian Wars and participated in the minisink slaughter, in which he displayed marked bravery. He was a Captain of militia, and a considerable landowner in the township. Jacob and Soferein DeWitt located in Wantage and Samuel removed to the west. The family is still (1881) largely represented in the township. Evi DeWitt is one of the oldest residents of wantage, being now in his ninety-second year. Moses and Jacob are also prominent citizens of the county. There are twenty-four grandchildren, most of whom reside on adjacent lands."

on page 293 - Civil list of Wantage

Freeholders - 1859 - 1863 - Jacob W. DeWitt

Assessors - 1880 - Nelson DeWitt

Surveyors of Highways - 1871 - Nelson DeWitt; 1879 - William DeWitt

on page 301 - The 1880 census shows aged citizens and included - Jacob W. DeWitt, 74; Moses DeWitt, 89; Catherine DeWitt, 85; Evi DeWitt, 90; Julia DeWitt, 65.

on page 327 - Freeholders of Walpack- John H. DeWitt - 1821-26

on page 392 - Town of Frankford -(Branchville)-

"John DeWitt came from Connecticut in 1772 and chose a location near Frankford Plains Church. The homestead has been for successive generations, and is still (1881), in possession of the family.

on page 397 - Burial Places

"The oldest cemetery in the township is that located on Frankford Plains, opposite the site of the Methodist Episcopal Church. It is advantageously located, and has been neatly inclosed by a substantial stone wall.

Among the earliest inscriptons are the following:

In Memory of John DeWitt, who departed this life March 10th, 1804, aged seventy-two years, five months, and twenty-two days. (b. Oct. 19, 1731)

Our aged friend is gone, we know
He's paid the debt we all do owe,
Therefore, whoe'er these lines may read,
Prepare to meet your God with speed.

In Memory of Catharine, wife of John DeWitt, who died on the 20th of September, 1805, aged sixty-five years. (b. 1739/40)

My husband dear, I am come here,
Along with you to rest,
Until the trumpet's glorious sound,
When we shall leave this hallowed ground,
To dwell among the blest."

Saturday, Nov. 4, 1972

Received reply from State Library Dept. of Education, 185 West State Street, P.O. Box 1898 Trenton, N.J. 08625 - no record of the death of Peter and Sarah DeWitt.

Went again to the Syracuse Public Library! Arrived at 9:30 this morning and stayed until closing at 5 this afternoon.

Spent all morning there copying information from the "Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey" and the afternoon looking at census.

Volumn 40 - Frankford Plains Cemetery, Frankford Township

page 22

D.W., H. (Stone gone 1961) ^

D.W., J. (Stone gone 1961)

D.W., P. (Stone gone 1961) **(Paul, November 23, 1772)

D.W., P. died October, 1776, in 54th year ** (Peter, the elder; Oct. 23rd) ((b. 1722))

DeWitt, A., no other inscription on the stone (Chances are good that this is the grave of Anson DeWitt whose dau. is buried with Peter, Gideon and Martin H. in the Deckertown Union Cemetery.)

DeWitt, Elizabeth, see ______Smith

DeWitt, Jane M., see Samuel H. Hough

DeWitt, John, died September 15, 1781 in his 25th year (( b. 1756))

DeWitt, John, died March 10, 1804 age 72.5.22, wife Catherine died September 20, 1805 age 65 yrs. ((b. 1731))

DeWitt, Mary O. see William W. DeWitt

DeWitt, Peter, died December 27, 1816, age 67.1.5; wife Mary died December 30, 1805, age 50.4.27.(top of Pete's stone missing, 1961) ((Peter b. 1749)) ((Mary b. 1755))

DeWitt, Silas H. died April 11, 1858, age 51.11.1; wife Joanna J., died December 27,1864, age 50.0.1

DeWitt, William W., born September 5, 1848, died July 27, 1927, wife Belle S. Phillips, born August 23, 1859, died July 30, 1902; same stone, no relationship shown; Mary O. born May 12,1844, died June 11,1905

** additional evidence from N.J. Archives publication, Abstract of Wills, as recorded on page 102-108 of this record.

page 135 New Jersey Rateables - Montague township, Sept. 1774

John DeWitt

page 136 Newton Township 1774

John DeWitt

Isaac DeWitt

Peter DeWitt

Saturday, November 11,1972

Went again to the Syracuse Public Library. Copied Abstracts of wills from New Jersey Archives books. Here they are!

DeWitt

1772, November 23. DeWitt, Paul, of Greenwich, Sussex Co., Intestate. Administratrix Mary DeWitt. Fellowbondsmen George William Rope; both of said county. Witness - John De Hart.

1772, November 23. Inventory 148 pounds, made by John Hendershot and Tunis Young.

1774, July 11. Account by Administratrix - Liber 14, pg 547; Liber 15, pg 498

DeWitt

1776, October 23. - DeWitt, Peter, the elder, of Newton Sussex County. Intestate. Administratrix, Mary DeWitt and Peter DeWitt, Jr.. Fellowbandsman, Daniel Predmore, all of said place.

1776, November 6. Inventory 377.8.9 pounds made by Daniel Predmore and John DeWitt.

1778 Account by Administrators - Liber 16, pg 519 and 524.

DeWitt

1781, October 4. DeWitt, John Jr. of Newtown, Sussex County. Intestate. Adminstratrix - Phebe DeWitt. Fellowbondsman - Jabez Collver; both of said county. Witness Elizabeth Fisher.

1781, October 3. Inventory 108.18.2 pounds made by Jabez Collver and John DeWitt, Senior.

DeWitt

1802, June 22. DeWitt, Jacob, of town of Wantage, Sussex County. Will of; Wife Laiah [Leah], use of best room, 2 cows, 6 sheep, desk, dinning table and the negro girl, during her life; after her decease the same to be equally divided among my children. Sons, Jacob and Saferine, all my lands divided between them (son Saferine to have the part with the dwelling house and barns.) son Jacob to pay $450 in 5 years, son Saferine to pay $300 in 5 years. Sons Moses and Samuel, each one equal share of residence. Daughters, Mary and Margaret, each 1/2 share. Grandsons, Samuel Masterson and Jacob Masterson and Graddaughter Leah Masterson 1/2 share divided between them. Sums heretofore paid children to be deducted from their shares, i.e., son, Samuel, $312.50; son, Moses, $67.37; daughter, Margaret DeWitt, $54.50 and daughter Mary, $16. Executor - Samuel Van Fleet. Witnesses - William Elston, John Wintermute, Beg. Middaugh.

DeWitt

1805, September 24. DeWitt, Cathrine, of Frankford Township, Sussex County. Inventory $759.44; made by John Gustin and Daniel Predmore Junior. Sworn to by Anna Price, Administratrix Sept. 25, 1805.

DeWitt

1807, November 21, Wyker, Phillip of Frankford Township, Sussex County; Will of, wife (unnnamed), Sons, Peter and Henry - Daughters, Mary, Margaret, Catharine, Elizabeth, Sussannah and Sarah. February 4, 1808 - Inventory $553,87, made by Peter DeWitt and Isaac DeWitt.

DeWitt

1809, January 27. DeWitt, Peter, of Cranberry, Middlesex County. Will of; Grandchildren, Sarah Ann DeWitt, $70 when she reaches 18. Grandchildren, Sharlotte Robins, Mary Robins, Isaiah Robbins and Phebe Robbins to have 1/2 part of proceeds of my estate. Jane DeWitt $5. Sons, Aaron, and Peter and daughters, Ann DeWitt, Hannah Shaw, and Mary Voorhees, remainder of estate. Executors - son, Peter DeWitt and daughter, Ann DeWitt. Witnesses David Chambers, Joseph Braison and William Schenck. Proved February 10, 1809.

DeWitt

1809 ,October 4, DeWit, Petrus ( in other wills he is listed as a witness as Reverend Petrus DeWitt ) of Franklin Township, Bergen County; will of, wife Elizabeth, possession of real and personal estate while my widow. Thereafter said estate to be sold, including land at Fish Kill in possession of Isaac Lint, known by name of "it hookye" and proceeds divided equally between my five sons, John, Peter, Theodorkus, Abraham and Daniel. Executors - Dr. Abraham Halsey and Garret Haulenbeck.

Proved Nov. 9, 1809

1809, November 6, Inventory 601.13.10 pounds, made by Adonijah Schuyler and Ryer Ryerson.

1810, January 16, Request of John DeWit, one of heirs of Petrus DeWit, deceased, to have said will proved in New York State.

DeWitt 1811 (died 1816)

1811, June 22, Witt [DeWitt], Peter D. of Frankford, Sussex Co. "being advanced in years", will of; - Son, Phillip $25, son, Abraham and daughter Ellenor DeWitt, each $50. Daughter, Lydia DeWitt, $75. $40 in trust to executors for a stone wall around grave where my deceased wife is buried and in case the neighborhood joins in building a stone wall around the burying ground where she lays, so as to include her grave, said $40 to be applied therefor. Residue of estate to 9 children; Peter Jr., James, John, Phillip, Abraham, Mary (wife of George Zabriskie), Anna ( wife of Dr. Dunn), Ellenor DeWitt and Lidia DeWitt, as they come of age. Executor - William A. Ryerson. Witnesses - Lucius W. Stockton, Daniel Jaques, Abraham Bray.

1816, December 27 - codicil, revoking bequest of $50 to son Abraham and giving same to daughter Anna. No witnesses. Proved January 1, 1817.

1816, December 31 - Inventory $6,376.47; made by Samuel Price and John Hagerty.

DeWitt

1811, July 28, DeWitt, Isaac, of Frankford, Sussex Co., will of; wife, Gerusha, 1/3 of moveable and real estate and the house we now live in; or if same be sold before my death, she is to have 1/3 of proceeds thereof, in lieu of dower. Residue of estate to be divided according to law among children; John, Isaac, Ann, Caty, Elizabeth, heirs of Gerusha, Jemiah, Sarah, Lucy and Zubah. Share of any child dying without issue to his heirs. To sons John and Isaac $100 over their equal share. To daughter Mary, now Janes, $1. Executors - wife Gerusha and son John DeWitt. Witnesses - Vantile Coursen, Susan Coursen, Hannah Coursen. Proved February 9, 1813

Tuesday, March 26, 1996

Went to the Mormon Library today to see if I could find the connection between Peter DeWitt, Gideon's father and Peter DeWitt of Frankford Plains. . . . . .

. . . . I also found:

DeWitt,

Peter, b. 08 Jul 1753, Sussex

Peter, m. Phoebe Cook 1757, Sussex

Peter, m. Pheby Cook 25 Feb. 1757 Monmouth, Ft. Monmouth.

Peter, m. Sarah Willson 30 Sept. 1800, Sussex

Eliza, m John Johnson 18 June 1836, Sussex

Martin Hinchman, Gideon DeWitt/Elizabeth Hinchman, b. 1831, Sussex

Mary, m. George W. Zabriskie 1796 Sussex, Orange

William E., Gideon DeWitt/Elizabeth b. 30 Sept. 1851

I was not fortunate enough to find a genealogy that already exists for the DeWitt family. My notes above show that more work has to be done on this branch of my forefathers. The branch of the DeWitt family from which I am descended appears to have been the one that located in Warren County, New Jersey, containing Peter, Abram, and Isaac. Most likely, all branches can be traced back to Holland and one common ancestry.

Great - Great - Great - Grandfather

56. Gideon M. DeWitt - ( Martin Hinchman DeWitt, 28; Alvah DeWitt, 14; Loretta DeWitt, 07; Mildred Barber, 03; George Roger Gilbert, 01) - Born February 25, 1808 in Wantage, Sussex County, New Jersey, he was the son of Sarah "Sally" (Willson) and Peter DeWitt. Gideon's brothers and sisters are found in Peter DeWitt's will of May 12, 1857 which includes "Jennett L. Johnson, wife of John Johnson, Gideon M. DeWitt, Joseph DeWitt, James DeWitt, William L. DeWitt, Mary Tucker, widow of Austin Tucker, deceased, and Sally Ann Couner and Susan Trainor, my children". A listing of burials in the Sussex, NJ Cemetery shows "DeWitt, Elizabeth (see John Johnson) dau. Peter and Sarah DeWitt died May 11, 1845 age 29.11.4." Perhaps two of Peter and Sarah DeWitt's daughters, Elizabeth and Jennett L., married John Johnson.

Gideon M. DeWitt married Elizabeth Hinchman born September 29, 1811 in Wantage, Sussex County, the daughter of Elizabeth (Martin) and Oliver Hinchman. Their children were

(1) Peter born 1829

(2) Martin Hinchman born September 21, 1831, died October 23, 1911

(3) Mary Elizabeth born June 14, 1834, died October 11, 1847

(4) Pauline A. born 1843, died October 13, 1918. m. Samuel Whitaker died May 22, 1929

(5) Jane L. born 1847

(6) Alice Elizabeth born 1851

(7) William Edgar born 1853

Gideon M. DeWitt died March 9, 1871, from a lung infection, at his residence, Gustin's Place, located near Carpenter's Point, a section of Port Jervis, NY which its present residents call "Tri-States". He was aged 63 at his death. His widow was 59 years old at that time. She lived another 29 years as his widow, passing on at 11 PM, August 22, 1900 at the advanced age of 88 years and 11 months, at the home of her son Edgar, 191 Jersey Avenue, Port Jervis, N.Y. She is buried in the Whitaker plot in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Jervis, New York. Her gravestone inscription reads:

Elizabeth DeWitt
Born: Sept. 29, 1811
Died: Aug. 21, 1900

Gideon is buried in the Deckertown Cemetery located in Sussex, New Jersey where his daughter, Elizabeth Johnson, his son, Martin H., and his father and mother are also buried.

Saturday, March 16, 1974
Made a trip to Syracuse and the Public Library.

1860 Federal Census - Sussex County, New Jersey
Wantage township

117 117 Ê Ê ÊGideon DeWitt Ê Ê Ê Ê52 Ê ÊM Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊFarmer Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê New Jersey
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Elizabeth DeWitt Ê Ê Ê48 Ê ÊF Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê New Jersey
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Peter DeWitt Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê31 Ê ÊM Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊNew Jersey
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Martin Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê28 Ê ÊM Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊNew Jersey
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Perlina Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 17 Ê Ê F Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê New Jersey
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊJane Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê 13 Ê ÊF Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê New Jersey
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊAlice Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê11 Ê ÊF Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê New Jersey
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊEdward Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê9 Ê M Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê New Jersey

Friday, December 28, 1973

I made a trip to the Orange County Governmental Building in Goshen, New York to look for County censuses from 1910 on. They have only the 1915 and 1925 census. The 1915 census of Goshen was destroyed in a fire and censuses between 1880 and 1915 are not available in that building.
In the basement of the Governmental Building I found "weatherbeaten" copies of old censuses as far back as 1820. I looked through 1865, 1870 where I discovered that Albertson Mandeville lived next door to Gideon and Martin DeWitt, 1875 and 1880.

1865 - 3rd district - town of Deerpark

675 Ê Ê Frame House Ê Ê Ê Ê$2,000

Ê Ê ÊÊDeWitt, Gideon Ê Ê 54 Ê M Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Farmer
Ê Ê Ê DeWitt, Elizabeth Ê 50 Ê F wife
Ê Ê Ê DeWitt, Martin Ê Ê 34 Ê M son Ê Ê Ê Êsingle
Ê Ê ÊDeWitt, Pauline Ê Ê 22 Ê F daughter Ê single
Ê Ê Ê DeWitt, Jane L. Ê Ê 18 Ê F daughter Ê single
Ê Ê ÊDeWitt, Alice Ê Ê Ê Ê16 ÊF daughter Ê single
Ê Ê ÊDeWitt, Edgar Ê Ê Ê 13 Ê M Êson Ê Ê Ê single

1870 CENSUS OF ORANGE CO.- TOWN OF DEERPARK - POST OFFICE PORT JERVIS
JUNE 17, 1870 - HOWARD MARION, ASSISTANT MARSHALL

TOWN & NO. Ê Ê Ê NAME Ê Ê Ê Ê AGE Ê Ê Ê ÊOCCUPATION Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê PLACE OF BIRTH

1302,1727 DeWitt, Gideon M. Ê 62 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Farmer Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê New Jersey
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" , Elizabeth Ê 58 Ê Ê Ê Ê Êkeeps house Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê"
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" , Martin Ê Ê 35 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Farmer Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê"
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" , Paulina Ê Ê22 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê at home Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê"
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" , Jane Ê Ê Ê 20 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê "
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" , Elizabeth Ê19 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê "
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" , Edgar Ê Ê Ê17 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê "

In February of the year after this 1870 census was taken Gideon M. DeWitt died. The following deed seems to have been precipitated by the death of John B. Sutton who had previously moved to Illinois. It gives the names of Gideon's surviving children.

Sunday September 3, 1971

In bk h-6, pg 93 of the land transactions in Sussex County is recorded the following information:

April 1, 1872 - Between Martin H. DeWitt, Pauline DeWitt, Jane L. DeWitt, Alice DeWitt, William E. DeWitt and Peter DeWitt of Town of Deerpark, County Orange and Israel J. Sutton, Emaline J. Sutton and Harriet Sutton widow of John B. Sutton, deceased, of Town of Paxton, County Ford, State of Illinois - for $300 - all those lands situate in town of Wantage - land belonging to John B. Sutton and bounded by lands of Thomas Lawrence, Asa Wilson, Jackson Roloson and David Perry - 71 acres conveyed by Gideon M. DeWitt and wife to John B. Sutton.

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His obituary was published in the Port Jervis newspapaer. He died of inflammation of the lungs which could have been influenza, pneumonia, or tuberculosis. His grandson, Alvah DeWitt, succumbed to tuberculosis at age 42. I have no way of knowing if Gideon was a smoker and may have contracted lung cancer from which he may have died.

At the time of his death he lived in tri-states and he was buried in Sussex, NJ thus making the funeral trip a very long one.

Death certificates were not mandatory when Gideon died and I have not found any for him. He died without a will and as is the legal custom, his belongings needed to be distributed and his debts taken care of by someone. Letters of Administration were given as follows:

Wednesday, December 27, 1972

Left at 9:10 A.M. for Goshen and the County Offices. Arrived at 9:48.
Went to the Surogate's office and looked through the indexes.

Found the following:

1872 - Letters of Administration for Gideon M. DeWitt, Bk M page 145

The people of the state of New York, by the grace of God free and independent

To Elizabeth DeWitt, the widow, and Martin H. DeWitt, a son of Gideon M. DeWitt, late of the town of Deerpark in the county of Orange, deceased intestate send greeting:

Whereas the said Gideon M. DeWitt, as is alleged, lately died intestate having, whilst living and at the time of his death, good and chattels or credits within this state by means whereof the ordering and granting administration of all and sundry of the said goods, chattels and credits and also the auditing, allowing and final discharging of the accounts thereof, doth appertain to us and we being desirous that the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased may be well and faithfully administered, applied and disposed of, do grant unto the said Elizabeth DeWitt, the widow, and Martin H. DeWitt, a son of said intestate, full power by these presence to administer and faithfully dispose of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits, to ask, demand, recover and receive the debts which unto the said deceased, whilst living and at the time of his death, did belong and to pay the debts which the said deceased did owe, so far as such goods, chattels and credits will thereunto extend and the law require, hereby requiring you to make or cause to make a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased which have or shall come to your hands, possession or knowledge and the said so named made to exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the office of the surrogate of the said county of Orange at or before the expiration of three calender months from the date hereof and also a just and true account of administration is thereunto required and we do by these presence dispute, constitute and appoint you, the said Elizabeth DeWitt, the administratrix and Martin H. DeWitt, the administrator of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits which were of the said Gideon M. DeWitt, deceased.

In witness whereof we have caused the seal of the office of the said surrogate to be hereunto affixed.

Witnesses: Henry Wadsworth, Esq.

Surrogate of the county, at Goshen, the fourth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred seventy-two.


Elizabeth Hinchman,( 57), (daughter of Elizabeth Martin and Mr. Oliver Hinchman, granddaughter of Quartermaster Azariah Martin and Sarah Dunn) Married Gideon DeWitt,( 56 ).

children:

(1), Peter DeWitt - born 1829, married and moved to the Middle West.

(2) Martin Hinchman DeWitt, (28). - born September 21, 1831, died October 23, 1911. In 1873 he married Mahala Van Syckle born February 21, 1842, born December 21, 1904.

child by Emily Mandeville:

I. Alvah DeWitt, (14) - born March 5, 1869 died January 20, 1914. (see Part 3, page 23 for a discussion of his life and children.)

children by Mahala Van Syckle:

II. Mary Lauretta DeWitt married Peter Kinney

children:

i. Pauline Alberta Kinney married Harris Elliott

children:

a. Amy Ruth Elliott

b. Marguerite Alberta Elliott

c. Russell Martin Elliott - died before 1935

d. Gladys Marion Elliott

e. Beatrice Laurette Elliott

f. Katherine May Elliott

g. Frances Louise Elliott

h. Chester Harris Elliott

i. Edith Eva Elliott

and possibly one other.

III. Harry Lee DeWitt went West.

IV. Sarah Adderine DeWitt married James H. Carlough

children:

i. Lester Martin Carlough married Lena Lentz

children:

a. Lester Carlough Jr.

V. Jennie I. DeWitt married William A. Elliott

children:

i. Evelyn M. Elliott

ii. Helen C. Elliott

iii. Harvey A. Elliott

(3) Mary Elizabeth DeWitt - born June 14, 1834, died October 11, 1847.

(4) Pauline Amelia DeWitt - born 1843, died October 13, 1918, married Samuel Wittaker who died

May 22, 1929:

no children

(5) Jennie L. DeWitt - born 1847, married Alfred W. Bemrose; no children

(6) Alice Elizabeth DeWitt - born 1851, died single

(7) William Edgar DeWitt - born 1853, married

no children


Great - Grandfather

14. Alvah DeWitt -(Loretta DeWitt (07), Mildred Barber (03), George Roger Gilbert (01) -born March 5, 1869 in Tappentown, NJ., near Montague, NJ. and just south of Port Jervis, NY. He was the son of Emily Mandeville and Martin Hinchman DeWitt. He married Jane Elizabeth Gunderman, born October 28, 1868 in Port Jervis, NY. She was the daughter of William H.(enry ?) and Susanna (Emery) Gunderman. She died of myocarditis, September 20, 1942 at the home of her daughter, Loretta (DeWitt) Barber, 3 Mount William Street, Port Jervis, NY. Alvah died of tuberculosis, January 20, 1914 at the home of his mother, Mrs. Emily Palmer, 2 Delaware Street, Port Jervis, NY. He lived 44 years 10 months and 15 days.

My search for information about Alvah has been long and Stingy ! I was only seven when his wife, my great-grandmother, passed on. I used to visit her, play with the toys from the toy box and talk to her while she was resting on a hide-a-bed recovering from an attach of myocarditis. I have since wish-ed I had known of this search then, for she could have supplied many answers.

The first information I received about Alvah DeWitt was a copy of his death certificate, sent from the New York State Health Department in Albany. That copy appears in Part 3, on page 32. It clearly state his father's name as Martin DeWitt. At that time I believed there was a marriage between Emily Man-deville and Martin DeWitt, a fact I have still not been able to prove and which I now doubt existed.

By October 1972, I was aware that Emily Mandeville had a brother named Alberson Mandeville. I had found a deed involving all of the children of Francis Mandeville and concerning land along the Jersey road, south of Port Jervis, NY. Both Alberson and Emily were named in that deed. He was three or four years younger than Emily.

The following discovery was to help me decide which of the many Martin DeWitts was most probably the father of Alvah. As you read the following Census Report, the numbers on the left are recorded as "house number, family number" and indicate the order in which the census was taken. House 1301 and 1302 were most likely side by side or across the street from each other.

"Saturday, October 21,1972

Went to the Syracuse Public Library today! Spent from 12:30 until 5 PM copying different census reports. Below is information I found.

TOWN & NO. Ê Ê Ê NAME Ê Ê Ê Ê AGE Ê Ê Ê ÊOCCUPATION Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê PLACE OF BIRTH

1302,1727 DeWitt, Gideon M. Ê 62 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Farmer Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê New Jersey
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" , Elizabeth Ê 58 Ê Ê Ê Ê Êkeeps house Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê"
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" , Martin Ê Ê 35 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Farmer Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê"
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" , Paulina Ê Ê22 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê at home Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê"
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" , Jane Ê Ê Ê 20 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê "
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" , Elizabeth Ê19 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê "
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" , Edgar Ê Ê Ê17 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê "

1301,1726 Ê Mandeville,A. Ê Ê 35 Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊR.R.Machinist Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊNew Jersey
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" , Mary E. Ê Ê37 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê keeps house Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê "
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" , Chauncey Ê13 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê at home Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê"
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" , Harriet Ê Ê11 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê " Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê "
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" , Charles Ê Ê8 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê "
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" , George Ê Ê 7 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê " Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê "
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" , Hannah Ê Ê6 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê " Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê "
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" , Emmet Ê Ê 4 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê " Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê "
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" , Mary A. Ê 8/12 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê "
Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê" , George Ê Ê 21 Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê ÊDay Laborer Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê Ê"

A much more logical answer to who was Alvah's father, was that Emily met Martin DeWitt when she visited her brother in the Town of Deerpark and we all know it does not take a marriage license to have a child. I am still searching for that license but after twenty years do not expect to find one.

"Thursday, December 27, 1973

.......... Also, the Port Jervis City Clerk has no record of marriage for any Emily Mandeville nor Emily Dewitt!!!"

If Gideon DeWitt's son Martin was father to Alvah, there are no stories of him being present in Alvah's life. Even at Martin's death, which occurred 3 years before Alvah's, no mention is made of Alvah surviving him, as can be seen in the following newspaper announcements. Martin did not marry until 1873 at which time Alvah was four years old.

Although I can not say for certain, the circumstantial evidence indicates that Martin Hinchman DeWitt was Alvah's father.

Alvah DeWitt's early whereabouts are not available in the records either. From his obituary we see that he began employment by the Port Jervis Water Works Company in 1886 and that he worked at that job until his death in 1914.

The first mention in the Port Jervis Directories shows him living in the "Acre" in Port Jervis, NY. At that time he was 32, married, and a father.

In 1888 he gave his wife Jane Elizabeth Gunderman, who took the nick-name "Jennie", a small book of verses. I assume it was to celebrate the fact that they were going to have a baby. It was to be their first baby and it was due in late October. At the time, as there is no mention of them in the directories, it is possible they were living with family. On October 25, 1888, their daughter, Loretta DeWitt was born.

She was to be his link with the future as tragedy twice struck the family. When Loretta was about two years old a brother was born. He was named Peter, presumeably after Jennie's grandfather Peter Gunderman. Young Peter did not live long and he was buried in the front portion of the Peter Gunderman plot in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY. The plot had been recently acquired to bury grandmother Sarah Gunderman on November 2, 1890. This plot and one adjoining were to hold the bodies of many of Peter Gunderman's family as well as Alvah DeWitt's family. In 1892, another son was born to Jennie and Alvah DeWitt. He was named Charles Henry DeWitt. I believe the name Henry was given to Charlie because it was the middle name of Jennie's father William Henry Gunderman. I have no concrete proof that William H. Gunderman was William Henry Gunderman, just a gut feeling. As a young man Charlie DeWitt suffered from convulsive seizures and maybe even epilepsy.

In 1907, Charlie went to work as a clerk in John Carey's store in Port Jervis. After four years there he got a job with the Erie Railroad. In February of 1913, 21 year old Charlie was transferred, by the railroad, to Kent, Ohio to work as switchman on the nightshift. On September 18, 1913, Charlie was found dead by Erie Railroad workers, "having been cut to pieces" as the newpaper article states. The family story is that he suffered a seizure of some kind. He was buried in the plot adjoining Peter Gunder-man's in Sparrowbush, NY. Just what effect this tragedy had on Alvy can not now be measured. Alvy was already suffering from tuberculosis and alcoholism.

Indications are that his marriage was not in good standing as he was living with his mother and not his wife. On January 20, 1914, just four months after his son's death, Alvy succumbed to his own afflictions at the home of his mother, Emily Mandeville (DeWitt?) Berchold Palmer, 2 Delaware Street, Port Jervis, NY. On May 4, 1914, his widow, 45, married Frank E. Delamarter, 32, a wid-ower, inDrew Methodist Church, Port Jervis, N.Y.

THE EVENING PRESS

Port Jervis, New York Wed. January 21, 1914

Alvah DeWitt

Alvah DeWitt died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Emily Palmer, no. 2 Delaware Street at one o'clock, Tuesday afternoon after a long illness of tuberculosis.

He was aged 44 years.

The deceased was born in Tappentown, New Jersey and had always resided in this vicinity. For 28 years he was employed by the Port Jervis Water Works Company.

In 1888 he was united in marriage to Miss Jennie Gunderman, who survives him. He is also survived by one daughter, Mrs. Harry Barber, and his mother, Mrs. Emily Palmer, all of Port Jervis.

The funeral will be held at 173 Pike Street at 2:30 o'clock, Friday afternoon. Rev. Samuel Jones will officiate. The interment will be in the Sparrowbush Cemetery.


Port Jervis Union
Saturday Afternoon
January 24, 1914

OBSEQUIES

The funeral of Alva DeWitt was held at the house, no. 173 Pike Street at 2:30 on Friday afternoon, where the services were conducted by the Rev. Samuel Jones. Interment was in Sparrowbush Cemetery.

Messrs. Emmett Mandeville, Charles Kelly, George Jackson, William Love, William Leicht and Charles Davis were the pall-bearers. Mr. John Kerr was flower-bearer.


From my Ahnentafel List


448. Peter DeWitt - b. 1722. ÊDied 10/23/1776 in Newton, Sussex Co., N.J.

449. _________

Children: (DeWitt)

1. Peter - (#224)

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112. Peter DeWitt - born 8/16/1780 in Wantage Township, Sussex Co. NJ, son of Peter DeWitt and Mary ____. Occupation: Farmer. ÊMarried 9/30/1800 in Vernon, Sussex Co., NJ, by minister Thomas Teasdale, Sarah (Sally) Willson, dau. of Samuel Willson and Susanna Estell. ÊHe died 4/04/1864 in Wantage Township, Sussex Co., NJ and is buried in the Papakating (Deckertown) Cemetery in Sussex, Sussex Co., NJ.

113. Sarah (Sally) Willson - born 6/29/1783 in Wantage Township, Sussex Co., NJ. ÊOccupation :Housewife. ÊShe died 9/15/1860 in Wantage Township, Sussex Co., NJ and is buried in the Papakating (Deckertown) Cemetery in Sussex, Sussex Co., NJ.

Children: (DeWitt)

1. Jennett L. - m. John Johnson (perhaps his 2nd wife, his 1st wife being her sister.)

2. Sally Ann - m. _____ Couner

3. James - b. 8/25/1805; d. 7/25/1893 m. (1) Mary ____ Ê(2) Nancy ___

4. Gideon M. - (#56)

5. Mary - m. Austin Tucker

6. Joseph

7. Elizabeth - b. 6/7/1815; d. 5/11/1845 (perhaps 1st wife of John Johnson)

8. William L.

9. Susan - m. _____ Trainor

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56. Gideon DeWitt - born 2/25/1808 in Wantage, Sussex Co., NJ, son of Peter DeWitt and Sarah (Sally) Willson. Occupation: Farmer. Married , dau. of Oliver Hinchman and Elizabeth Martin. Died 3/09/1871 at Carpenter's Point, Port Jervis, NY and is buried in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Jervis, NY.

57. Elizabeth Hinchman - born 9/29/1812 in Sussex, Sussex Co.,NJ. Occupation: Housewife. Died 8/21/1900, 11PM,191 Jersey Ave., Port Jervis, NY and is buried in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Port Jervis, NY.

Children: (DeWitt)

1. Peter - b. 1829; married an moved to midWest

2. Martin Hinchman - (#28)

3. Mary Elizabeth - b. 6/14/1834 ; d. 10/11/1847

4. Pauline Amelia - b. 1843; d. 10/13/1918 m. Samuel Wittaker

5. Jennie L. - b. 1847 m. Alfred W. Bemrose

6. Alice Elizabeth - b. 1851 died single

7. William Edgar - b. 1853

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28. Martin Hinchman DeWitt - born 9/21/1831 at Sussex, Sussex Co., NJ, son of Gideon DeWitt and Elizabeth Hinchman. Occupation: Farmer. Was named father of Alvah DeWitt on AlvahÍs death certificate. Married Mahala Van Sickle, dau. of Hiram Van Sickle. Died 10/27/1911 in Unionville, Sussex Co., NJ and is buried in the Deckertown Union (a.k.a. Papkating) Cemetery, Sussex, Sussex Co., NJ.

Children by Mahala Van Sickle

1. Mary Lauretta - m. Peter Kinney

2. Harry Lee

3. Sarah Adderine - m. James H. Carlough

4. Jennie I. - m. Willaim A. Elliott

29. Mary Emily (Emma) Mandeville - b. June 1852 in Montague, NJ. to Joseph H. and Lucy Brink Mandeville. Occupation: Housekeeper. Married Nathaniel Palmer. Death details are unknown to me, however she is not mentioned in her brother Alberson's obituary, his death occuring 1/31/1916. Children: (DeWitt)

1. Alvah - (#14)

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14. Alvah DeWitt - born 3/05/1869 in Tappentown, NJ, son of Martin Hinchman DeWitt and Mary Emily Mandeville. Occupation: Port Jervis Water Department Laborer. Married 1/?/1888 in Port Jervis, NY (?), Jane Elizabeth Gunderman , dau. of William H.(enry?) Gunderman and Susanna Emery. Died of Tuberculosis 1/20/1914 at 2 Delaware St., Port Jervis, NY, home of his mother, and is buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY.

15. Jane Elizabeth Gunderman - born 10/28/1868 in Port Jervis, NY. Occupation: Hotel cook, Housewife. Married (2) Frank E. Delamarter, son of John Delamarter and Mary Bonnie, b. 1882, White Sulpher Springs, Sullivan Co., NY, d. 2/14/1923, 8:05 PM at 3 Mt. William St., Port Jervis, NY and is buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY. Jane Elizabeth died 9/20/1942 at 3 Mt. William St., Port Jervis, NY and is buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY.

Children: (DeWitt)

1. Loretta (#7)

2. Peter - b. 1890 - d. 1890

3. Charles Henry - b. 3/31/1892 - d. 9/18/1914 "Crushed between two railroad cars, while working on night shift."