He passed away in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana about 1908.
"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8QF-71R : 23 December 2020), John Dewitt in household of Samuel Dewitt, Darlington, Darlington, South Carolina, United States; citing family , NARA microfilm publication (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD6L-HGJ : 14 January 2022), John D. Dewitt, De Soto, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district , sheet , NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm .
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with John: