1830–1912

Ap­ril 27, 1830, Town­send, Ver­mont.

Feb­ru­a­ry 8, 1912, Lin­coln, Ne­bras­ka.

Wy­u­ka Ce­me­te­ry, Lin­coln, Ne­bras­ka.

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DeWitt was the son of Eb­en­e­zer Hunt­ing­ton and Ly­dia Peck. He mar­ried twice, to Fran­ces Harr­i­ett Da­vis and Ma­ry Eliz­a­beth Moore.

He at­tend­ed Syr­a­cuse Un­i­ver­si­ty in New York, and was or­dained a Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal min­is­ter in 1853.

He served pas­tor­ates in Ro­ches­ter, New York (1861–71 & 1876–79); Syr­a­cuse, New York (1873–76); Ole­an, New York (1885–89); Brad­ford, Pen­nsy­lvan­ia (1882–85 & 1889–91); and Lin­coln, Ne­bras­ka (1891–96).

He served as chan­cel­lor of Ne­bra­ska Wes­ley­an Un­i­ver­si­ty (1898–1908), and in 1908 be­came pro­fes­sor of Eng­lish Bi­ble there.

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