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Silas Witt

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Silas Witt was born 2/18/1836 and died 8/16/1913
He was the son of James Randolph Witt 1813-1895
Grandson of Rev. Silas Witt 1790-1881 of McClellan, TX.
Married Emaline (Emma) Blankenship


Silas Witt married Miss Emmaline Blankenship. Silas was born near Nashville, Tennessee, and after he married, the Witt family moved to Dade County, Missouri. They lived there for several years and moved to Texas, living near Weatherford, Parker County. About 1898 they moved to Crosby County, where they both lived until they died.

The Witts had eight children: Jim, John, George, Albert, Mrs. Dee Taff of San Saba, Mrs. Ella Jones, Mrs. Mary Taylor of Crosby County and Mattie, who died before they left Parker County.

Albert Witt was killed by a fall from a windmill in the Three H pasture.

Jim and John Witt married Sarah and Margaret Jones and Frank Jones married Ella Witt.

John O. Taylor was born in Alabama. He came to Texas and married Miss Mary Witt. They lived in San Saba and Mills counties before coming to Crosby County in 1902. They had the following children: Will and Thurman, now of California; Ode, Guy and Witt, Crosby County; Mrs. Nora Jones, Lubbock; Mrs. Effie Jones, Lovington, New Mexico; Mrs. Vera Mumford, Tyler; Mrs. Myrtle Hudson of California.

John and Mary Taylor lived on the south part of Old Emma until they passed away. Mrs. Taylor went with Dr. Haney as nurse to the sick. She was loved all over the neighborhood she lived in for her kindly ministrations to the sick and the needy. She and John Taylor with Mrs. Taylor´s father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Silas Witt, left a goodly heritage in the county in which they made their home nad lived for many years.

See also Dickens County Burials for more Witts.

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