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Biographical Sketch of Charles F. Witten

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Charles F. Witten. This gentleman is a Virginian, and was born June 17, 1840, and lived in that State until the fall of 1850, when he came to Grundy county, this State, and here finished his education in Grand River College. After leaving college he began farming, and continued in that county until the fall of 1859, when he came to this county and remained two years. He then returned to Grundy county and lived there until the fall of 1879, when he came back to Daviess and has never again removed. In 1861, Mr. Witten, like a true child of the South, carried out his honest principles, by enlisting in the Confederate cause, though he only served six months. He was married, in Grundy county, May 21, 1861, to Miss Matilda Adkisson. They had four children as the result of this union; named, Louisa, Carrie, William and Mattie. Mrs. Witten died. Mr. Witten was married to Miss Ettie Martin, March 10, 1880, and they have one child, Homer F.


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