Adrian Witt Family
Early land surveys show Adrian Witt as owning or living on land in the area of the 150 acre land grant of Jacob Maurer on headwaters of Crims Creek, east of Prosperity, SC. Jacob Maurer and wife Elizabeth had arrived in SC in 1766 coming on the Brittania (JC 32: Pp. 844 & 848).
Adrian Witt, during the Revolutionary War, served 60 days in the militia under Capt. Houseal and Col. Waters from 13 May 1780 to 16 November 1782.
Michael Witt, Sr., born 28 February 1773, died 10 August 1839, is taken to be a son of Adrian Witt. Michael Witt, Sr. married 1) Catherine Elizabeth Maurer, born 4 February 1773, died 24 January 1826, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Maurer. In 1792, Jacob Maurer divided his land grant between daughters: Rachel and Mary Catherine (Newberry Deeds B-558 & 581). In 1795, Michael Witt and wife, Catherine, sold land to John Maurer (Newberry Deeds D-2, p. 263). Deed says land was part of 150 acre tract originally granted to Jacob Mourer and from Mourer to his daughter, Rachel, and from Rachel Mourer to Michael Witt by heirship. The deed of 1795 was witnessed by Adrian Witt.
The Witt family is described in "Before Michael Witt & After, A Genealogy of the Witt Family with South Carolina Origins, 1752-1997," compiled by Randall S. Frye, David H. Witt and Grover R. Witt. After the death of the first wife of Michael Witt, he remarried, about 1826, Mary Matilda Riddle, born 20 May 1806, died 19 May 1877, daughter of William P. and wife Janet. Matilda remarried 2) John Mark Boland, born 26 January 1820, died 30 June 1896. Michael Witt, Sr. and wives are buried in the Witt-Watts Family Cemetery.
Children of Michael Witt, Sr. and Catherine Elizabeth Maurer
I. Mary Catherine (Katie) Witt, born 11 February 1798, died 12 June 1866, Edgefield County, SC, married John Glaze, born 2 January 1797, died 1 July 1875, Edgefield, SC. Both are buried at Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Saluda, SC. No children.
II. Michael Witt, Jr., born 1 October 1800, died 4 May 1874, Edgefield County, SC, married Elizabeth (Betsy) Aull born 22 January 1814, died 18 May 1886, Edgefield County, SC, daughter of Rev. John Herman (Harmon) Aull and Christina Rikard. Both buried Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Saluda County, SC.
A. Katherine Witt, born 16 May 1831, died 30 May 1910, Saluda County, SC, married George A. Koon, born 11 January 1823, died 2 September 1867, Edgefield County, SC, son of Martin Koon Jr. and Eve Margaret Feagle. Both buried Trinity Lutheran Church, Saluda, SC.
B. Christianna Witt, born 17 January 1834, died 20 March 1889, Edgefield County, SC, married 1) 11 November 1856, David Sumter Adams, born 30 May 1829, died 13 July 1862, Enterprise, MS, son of William Adams and Eliza Howard; married 2) Joseph Newton Burnett, born 5 February 1854, died 14 June 1912, son of Samuel Waits and Rachel Burnett. Joseph and Christianna are buried at Trinity Lutheran Church, Saluda, SC.
C. Infant daughter Witt, born bef. 1840, listed in 1840 US Census, died as infant.
D. Sara Elizabeth (Sallie) Witt, born 18 April 1850, died 26 July 1926, married about 1875, John Belton Mitchell, born 23 January 1845, died 14 November 1922, son of Caleb Mitchell and Gertrude Riley. Both buried Good Hope Baptist Church, Saluda, SC.
III. Mary Magdalena (Polly) Witt, born 1805, died 1875, married John Feagle, born 1800, died 1870, Columbia So., FL, son of Lawrence Feagle and Rachel Quattlebaum. Both buried at Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Columbia County, FL.
A. Elizabeth C. Feagle, born 12 January 1823, died after 1872, married George W. Hancock.
B. Adam Feagle, born 30 August 1827.
C. Andrew J. Feagle, born about 1830-1837.
D. Caroline Feagle, born about 1831.
E. Drayton Feagle, born about 1831.
F. Mary Ann Feagle, born about 1836 died 26 July 1910 buried Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Columbia County, FL.
G. Rachael Feagle, born about 1838 died 1885, FL, married Riley Rikard, died CSA. She is buried at Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Columbia County, FL.
H. Martha Katherine Feagle, born about 1840.
I. Michael F. Feagle, born 1841.
J. Permelia C. Feagle, born 1844 died 14 March 1915 buried Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Columbia County, FL.
IV. John Martin Witt, born 23 September 1808, died 20 February 1892, Edgefield County, SC., married 1) before 1836, Martha Aull, born 22 March 1817, died 27 May 1857, Edgefield County, SC, daughter of Rev. John Herman (Harmon) Aull and Christina Rikard; married 2) Mary Emmiline May, born 3 March 1835, died 29 June 1918, daughter of Hiram May and Nancy Dean. All three buried at Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Saluda County, SC.
Children by Martha Aull:
A. Mary Magdalene Witt, born 7 February 1836.
B. Michael H. Witt, born 29 September 1837, died 5 December 1910, married 22 November 1866, Ellen Minerva Counts, born 25 November 1842, died 26 March 1925, daughter of John Henry Counts and Catherine (Kate) Dreher. Both buried Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia, SC.
C. Catherine Elizabeth Witt, born 4 October 1839.
D. Florilla Melvina Witt, born 31 July 1841, died 7 April 1862, Edgefield County, SC, married Whitfield David Graddick, born 12 December 1841, died 18 October 1876, Edgefield County, SC, son of John Graddick and Ibelina Mickler. He is buried at Butler Methodist Church, Saluda, SC and Florilla is buried at Trinity Lutheran Church, Saluda County, SC.
E. Susan Witt, born 25 April 1843, died 30 August 1887, married William Joseph (Bud) Adams, born 19 March 1839, died 20 March 1883, Edgefield County, SC, son of Levi Adams and Nancy Butler. Buried Adams Cemetery, Saluda, SC. Susan is buried at Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Saluda, SC.
F. Ursula L. Witt, born 8 July 1845, died 22 January 1924, Graniteville, SC. Buried Graniteville Cemetery, married 2 December 1863, William Sheppard Dodgen,
born 14 January 1839, AL, died 6 November 1919, Graniteville, SC, son of John Sheppard Dodgen and Hanna Kemp.
G. John Martin Witt, Jr. born 2 September 1847, died 6 January 1920, Magnolia, AR., married 10 December 1882, Lizzie Taylor Stewman, born 26 November 1843, MS, died 14 April 1917, Magnolia AR. Both buried Magnolia Cemetery, Magnolia, AR. No issue.
H. Martha D. Witt, born 18 April 1849, died 8 June 1935, married 16 November 1869, William O. Carson, born 29 July 1847, died 19 November 1911, son of Thomas Carson and Lucinda Schumpert. Both buried Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Saluda County, SC.
I. William Calvin Witt, born 26 June 1852, died 5 July 1893, DeLeon, TX, buried DeLeon, TX. married Emma Julia Wheeler, born 4 May 1857, died 19 June 1906, buried Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Saluda County, SC.
J. Christena Emma Witt, born 31 May 1854, died 1 September 1913, married Luther Martin Koon, born 3 December 1854, died 28 November 1912, son of George A. Koon and Katherine Witt. Both buried Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Saluda County, SC.
K. Paul Derrick Witt, born 1 July 1873, died 20 June 1949, married 4 August 1897, Lillie Mae Belle Kemp, born 28 December 1878, died 26 November 1956, daughter of Mark Wilson Kemp and Marjorie Parkman. Both buried Mt. Of Olives, Johnston, SC.
L. Annie Melanie Witt, born 24 November 1876, died 18 October 1960, married Michael H. Mitchell, born 28 August 1876, died 10 March 1908, son of John Belton Mitchell and Sara Elizabeth (Sallie) Witt. Both buried Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, Saluda, SC.
V. Christina Witt, born about 1814, died after 1839, married Mark Lyles, died after 1840.
VI. Andrew Witt, born about 1815.
Children of Michael Witt, Sr. and Mary Matilda Riddle
VII. Rachel R. Witt, born 1829, married before 1850, John Huffman, born 1812, died 1882, son of Emanuel Huffman and Sara Livingston. No issue.
VIII. Drusilla Adaline Witt, born 16 May 1831, died 17 February 1837. Bur. Witt-Watts Family Cemetery.
IX. Jacob F. Witt, born 1833, died 1904, married Cornelia Jeffcoat, born 1857, died 1930.
X. William Paul Witt, born 4 May 1835, died 1890, married 8 April 1859, Thurza Livingston, born 1844, died 1898.
XI. Hamilton Levi Witt, born 18 March 1837, died 4 May 1845. Bur. Witt-Watts Family Cemetery.
XII. Jane Sophia Witt, born 14 March 1839, died 20 August 1841. Bur. Witt-Watts Family Cemetery.
Martin Witt, born 1777, is taken to be another son of Adrian Witt. David Witt, who married Margaret Bushardt, and Adam Witt, who married Elizabeth Kinard, are said to be his sons.
I. David Witt, born 1805, died 1873, married Margaret Bushardt, born 1814, died 1888, daughter of John Buzhardt and Elizabeth Sligh. Moved, about 1851, to Columbia County, FL. Bur. Bethlehem Lutheran Church cemetery, Lake City, FL.
A. Andrew C. Witt, born about 1833, died 1862 (CSA).
B. Mary Elizabeth Witt, born 1835, died 1893, married Thomas L. Roberts, died 1864 (CSA).
C. Frances C. Witt, born about 1837, died 1875, married Thomas Bryant.
D. Jasper Hamilton (John) Witt, born 9 September 1839, died 18 January 1908, married Mary Ann Roberts, born 12 December 1844, died 6 November 1920, daughter of George Washington Roberts. Both buried Bethlehem Lutheran Church cemetery.
E. Jacob Witt, born 23 March 1843, died 26 April 1894, married Ann Butler Carrell, born 4 April 1847, died 27 December 1935. Both buried Bethlehem Lutheran Church cemetery.
F. Nancy Catherine Witt, born 1848, died 6 April 1930, married Louis W. Robinson.
G. Rebecca Witt. Died young.
II. Adam Witt, born 1812, died 20 November 1871, married Elizabeth Kinard, born about 1812, died 1 December 1882, daughter of Andrew Kinard and Elizabeth Hartman. Buried Bethlehem Lutheran Church cemetery, Lake City, FL.
A. Andrew Jackson Witt, born 17 January 1835, died 27 October 1909, married Rebecca Drucilla Shealy, born 1838, died 30 November 1900, daughter of William Shealy and Lucy Caroline Dawkins.
B. James Solomon Witt, born 2 January 1838, died 29 March 1898, married Deborah Ann Shealy, born 22 May 1846, died 26 March 1911, daughter of William Shealy and Lydia E. Snelgrove.
C. David Adam Witt, born 2 January 1841, died 21 August 1918, married Clarkey Amanda Burns, born 8 September 1863, died 25 September 1905.
D. Caroline Louisa Catherine Witt, born 12 December 1844, died 22 October 1923, married 15 December 1867, Hezekiah Feagle, born 6 December 1845, died 15 January 1934, son of William Feagle
and Elizabeth LeGrone.
E. Rosannah Witt, born 2 January 1846, died 20 August 1907, married 1866 (as 1st wife), William Joseph Feagle, born 13 August 1842, died 23 November 1932, son of William Feagle and Margaret Stewart.
F. George David Witt, born 20 April 1849, died 14 July 1893, married Louise M. Taylor, born 1851, died 19 December 1936.
G. Thompson Calhoun Witt, born 15 November 1851, died 20 May 1923, married 1872, Rebecca T. Feagle, born 8 March 1853, died 23 February 1933, daughter of William Feagle and Elizabeth LeGrone.
H. Langdon Langley Witt, born 2 March 1854, died 7 July 1936, married 1876, Susannah Elizabeth Taylor, born 18 December 1851, died 5 December 1932.
Bio updated 5 June, 2002