Andrew Jackson DeWitt

ID Number: T06757
Biographical Data
Basic Identification
Gender: male Ethnicity: Immigration: Attributed Race: white Free or Enslaved: free
Birth & Family
Birth Date: 1838/09/19 Birthplace: Botetourt(?) County, Virginia Mother: Elizabeth Frances Jones DeWitt Father: William Harrison DeWitt 1st Spouse: Louisa Frances Markham DeWitt 2nd Spouse: none
Age Details
Age: 55 Age Group: adult (20-59)
Life Details
Occupation(s): journalist; newspaper editor; teacher Last Church: Military Service: Last Residence: Lynchburg, Virginia Last Address:
Death Date: 1894/01/09 (11?) Death Note: none Place of Death: home Cause of Death: double pneumonia
Burial & Undertaking
Burial Date: 1894/01/12 or 13? Funeral Home: Bradley & Coleman (or Richardson?) Indigent?: private interment
Gravesite and Grave Marker Data
Grave Marker or Marker Fragment: none Section: 202.T Confirmation Source for Location: Grave Marker Erector(s): Confirmation Source for Interment: family relationships
Death register gives age as "57" and birthplace as "Nelson [County]"; CSR gives birthplace as Bedford County
Obituary and Biographical Detials

Death of a Lynchburg Journalist.
LYNCHBURG, VA., January 11.–(Special.)–Andrew J. DeWitt, a well-known newspaper-man of this city, died to-day; aged 55 years.

From Richmond Times-Dispatch, 12 January 1894

Civil War Compiled Service Record (
– Private, Capt. Joseph Anderson’s Company, Virginia Light Artillery (later Capt. Douthat’s Company, Botetourt Artillery)
– Height: 5′-8″
– Gray eyes, light hair, light complexion
– Enlisted 8 March 1862 in Buchanan, Va.
– Absent sick at Camp Van Dorn (probably near Tazwell, Tennessee) since 23 April 1862
– Discharged for having phthisis pulmonalis (pulmonary tuberculosis) on 16 June 1862

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