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Thomas Jefferson Witten II, male, born 23 Jan 1753, in Elkton, Prince George Co.,Md
died 6 Oct. 1841 in Tazewell Co., Va.


Source: PaFrom
Paul Tobler
Early Families of Eastern and Southeastern Kentucky; Author: Kozee: page 119.

Thomas Witten, Jr., was b in Maryland, January 23, 1753 and d in
Tazewell County, Va. He served in Capt. Daniel Smith's company of Virginia Militia and
fought at the battle of Point Pleasant Oct. 10, 1774.

He also served in the Revolutionary War as Ensign in the Washington County, Virginia
Company of Mounted Riflemen under the command of then Colonel William Campbell,
and fought at the battle of King's Mountain Oct. 7 1780.

He later was elected as one of the first members from Tazewell county to the
Virginia General Assembly and served as such from 1801-1802. and 1802- 1803.

Married his cousin, Eleanor Cecil, niece of his mother, Elizabeth Cecil Witten,
and daughter of his uncle, Samuel Cecil. They had children, one of whom a daughter,
Rebecca, M John Graham and removed to Eastern Kentucky.

He was one of the founders of Tazewell County, Va, when he established Witten's mill.

He was placed on the pension rolls of Tazewell county in 1833 for his service as
Ensign in the Virginia militia.

Marriage: Eleanor "Nellie" Cecil b 29 Jul 1754 in Prince George's Co., Md.
Married 29 Mar 1774 in Fincastle, Belt Co., Md.


Rebecca Witten b 29 Jan 1775 in Washington co., va
Elizabeth witten b 8 Jun 1776 in Va
Samuel Cecil Witten b 24 Mar 1778 in Tazewell Co., Va
William Mitchel Witten b 4 Jun 1780 in Tazewell co., va
Thomas John Witten b 23 Sep 1782 in Tazewell co., va
Malinda "Linney" Witten b 1 Jan 1784 in Tazewell
Keziah Witten b 1786 Tazewell
James Stanley Witten b 21 Feb. 1786, Tazewell.
Hiram Witten b 14 Aug 1787 Tazewell
Thomas S. Witten b 4 Dec. 1789, Tazewell
Zachariah Witten b 1791 in Tazewell co, va.
Lewis Austin Witten b 1794, Tazewell
John Witten b 8 Jan. 1794 in Tazewell Co., VA.
Tabitha Witten b 20 Jan. 1796, Tazwell
James Stanley Witten b 2 Jan. 1798 in Tazewell. Note same name as James Stanley
Witten b 21 Feb. 1786.


James Stanley Witten, Male, born 2 Jan. 1798, Tazewell Co.,Va., died 18 Oct. 1861, in
Grundy Co., Mo.

Emigration: abt 1850 Tazewell Co., Va., to Grundy Co., Mo.

Father: Thomas J. Witten born 23 Jan. 1753 in Frederick Co., Md.
Mother: Eleanor "Nellie" Cecil, born 29 Jul. 1754, in Prince George's Co., Md.

Marriage: Lavicie Smith Thompson, born 24 Aug. 1800 in Tazewell Co., Va.
Married: 4 Nov. 1819


John T. Witten b 27 Sep. 1820 in Tazewell Co., Va.
Thomas R. Witten b 17 Jan. 1822 in Tazewell Co., VA.
Samuel Kineral Witten born 9 Oct. 1823 in Tazewell Co., VA.
Reese Brown Witten b 13 Aug. 1825, Tazewell Co.,Va.
Eleanor W. Witten b 5 May 1827, Tazewell
Lavicie Smith Witten b 5 Jun. 1829, Tazewell.
Thomas S. Witten b 29 Oct. 1830, Tazewell
Henry Bowen Witten b 1 Mar. 1833 Tazewell
James Newton Witten b 5 Sep. 1835 in Tazewell
William Mitchell Witten b 9 Sep 1837, Tazewell
Charles Fielding Witten b 17 Jun. 1840 in Tazewell.


Samuel Kineral Witten, male,
born 9 Oct. 1823, Tazewell County, VA., died 16 Aug, 1906 in Trenton, Grundy Co., Mo.
Emigration: abt 1845 from Tazewell to Grundy Co., Mo.

Father: James Stanley Witten b 2 Jan. 1798, Tazewell Co., Va.
Mother: Lavicie Smith Thompson b 24 Aug. 1800 in Tazewell Co., VA.

Marriage 1: Nancy H. Peery b 28 Jul 1842
Married: 7 Jul 1842


See Nancy H. Peery

Marriage 2: Mary Frances Brown b 11 Jul 1834 (First Cousin to Nancy H. Peery)
Married 6 Jul 1854.

Children from marriage 2:
Susan Alice Witten b abt 1855
Thomas R. Witten b abt 1859
Henry Andrew Witten b 11 Jul 1861
Jennie P. Witten b abt 1864
James Harvey Witten b abt 1866
Archie Cope Witten b abt 1869

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