There are many legends surrounding this family, most of them not true. Of the families I've worked with, none are subject to so many faulty legends, erroneous "facts", and misleading published genealogies as the WItts. This is also a family which, unfortunately for genealogists, lived its first few generations in localities with significant record losses.
The papers below were originally written between 1975 and 1995 and published, with some editing, in 2000 in the original Bob's Genealogy Filing Cabinet.
The Early Generations
John Witt (c1645 - by1715) - a paper on our ancestor who immigrated to Charles City County, Virginia about 1670.
Legend: Were the Witts Huguenots?
Some details of John Witt's use as a headright.
Legend: "John Whitt" of Stafford County
The family of Walter Daux, father-in-law of John Witt I. In Search of the Ancestry of Walter Daux is a similar paper but adds some information on a brief search for his father Richard Daux in England.
Legend: The Wife of WIlliam Witt
Legend: The Children of his son William ("Guillaume") Witt
John Witt II (c1675 - by1751) and family
John Witt III (c1700 - c1779) and family
Descendants of Charles Witt of Halifax County, Virginia
Charles Witt (c1715-1781)
Legend: Tennessee Land Grants by the sons of Charles Witt
Legend: Were His Three Sons Revolutionary Soldiers?
Legend: Was Charles Witt married to Lamina (or Lavinia) Harbour?
Problem: Who was Charles Witt's Father?
Joseph Witt (c1749 - 1819), oldest son of Charles Witt, who settled in Jefferson County, Tennessee.
Nathaniel Witt (c1782 - 1826) who settled in McMinn County, Tennessee.
Witts of Titus and Morris Counties, Texas
William M. Witt (c1820-1871), son of Nathaniel Witt, who moved to Titus County, Texas by 1850. I am descended from this man on both sides of my family.
James Houston Witt (1845-1899), a son of WIlliam M. Witt, and his family.
George Washington Witt (1853-1943), another son of WIlliam M. Witt, and his family
Andrew William Witt (1874-1965), a son of George Washington Witt, and his family