James Robert Britt1

b. 3 February 1847, d. 30 March 1928
Father*John W. Britt1 b. 11 Nov 1805, d. 14 Dec 1882
Mother*Sarah Ann L. Woodson1 b. 28 Jul 1806, d. 29 May 1850
Birth*3 February 1847James Robert Britt was born on 3 February 1847 in Kentucky.1
Marriage*He married Eliza J. Woodcock, daughter of Andrew Woodcock and Eliza Powell.1,2
(Husband) Death17 June 1919James became a widower when Eliza Jane (Woodcock) Britt died on 17 June 1919 at age 71.2
Death*30 March 1928He died on 30 March 1928 in Barren County, Kentucky, at age 811
Burial* and was buried in Britt Cemetery, Lucas, Barren County.1

Family

Eliza J. Woodcock b. 1 May 1848, d. 17 Jun 1919

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, James Robert Britt, Memorial# 155895277. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eliza Jane (Woodcock) Britt, Memorial# 155897768.

James T. Britt1

b. 1 August 1862
Father*Nelson Britt1 b. 24 May 1841, d. 12 Jan 1903
Mother*Mary T. Carver1 b. 18 Oct 1841, d. 22 Nov 1938
Birth*1 August 1862James T. Britt was born on 1 August 1862.1
(Grandson) Census US 18709 September 1870James was enumerated with his parents and siblings on the 1870 census taken on 9 September 1870 in the household of his paternal grandparents, Jane and Obadiah Britt, in Tracy, Barren County, Kentucky. James was 7 years old.2

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, James T. “Jim Tobe” Britt, Memorial# 114350540. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Obadiah and Jane L. Britt, Year: 1870; Census Place: Tracy, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: M593_445; Page: 732B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.

Jane Britt1

b. 22 May 1846
Father*Obadiah Britt Jr.1 b. 13 Apr 1799, d. a 15 Oct 1872
Mother*Jane L. Powell1 b. 11 Jan 1807, d. 2 May 1883
Birth*22 May 1846Jane Britt was born on 22 May 1846 in Barren County, Kentucky.1
(Daughter) Census US 185030 August 1850Jane was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 29 and 30 August 1850 in the household of her parents in Division 1, Barren County, Kentucky. She was 4 years old.2
Marriage*She married James T. Buley, son of William Bewley and Elizabeth Bridges.3,1
Name VariationA variation of the spelling of the BULEY surname found in our research was Bewley.4
Census US 1870*9 September 1870Jane and James T. Buley were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 9 September 1870 in Tracy, Barren County, Kentucky. James was 30 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $2,000 and a personal estate valued at $800, and Jane was 25 years of age and housekeeping. James was able to both read and write, and Jane was unable to do neither. They were enumerated with four children. James, Obadiah and Elizabeth were ages 7, 5 and 3 years, respectively; and the baby Ann E. had been born in May and was one month old.3
(Daughter) Will15 October 1872Identifying himself as Obadiah Britt Sr., probably because his nephew, Obadiah S. Britt, resided nearby, Jane's father prepared his will dated 15 October 1872 in Barren County, Kentucky. He named his only surviving son, Nelson Britt, his three surviving daughters, Sally Britt, Elizabeth (Britt) Houchens and Jane (Britt) Bewley, a grandson, John W. Woodcock, who was the son of his deceased daughter Ann Eliza (Britt) Woodcock, and a granddaughter, Artelia Britt, a daughter of his deceased son John Britt. Obadiah also mentioned his wife, Jane L. (Powell) Britt, although he did not name her, and mentioned Louisa (Harrison) Carver, the widowed mother of his daughter-in-law, Mary T. (Carver) Britt, wife of his son Nelson. He also named two neighbors with land adjacent to his, James H. Houchens, who was his grandnephew, and John Devasher. Signing as witnesses were John T. Rogers and Obadiah's brother, John W. Britt. Regarding his land, Obadiah made several mentions of a "creek", and we note that he was referring to Peter's Creek in Barren County, Kentucky.

To his son Nelson Britt, he gave all of his tract of land "on this side of the creek" including his residence, and the bottom field on the other side of the creek next to John Devasher, to have the land on the top of the bluff. He also gave his son Nelson the interest he owned in the dower land of Mrs. Carver, reserving to his wife her dower in the same. To his daughter Sally he gave the room in his house that he then occupied, and directed that his son Nelson pay for her support out of the land during her life, and at her death to go to Nelson. To his grandson, John W. Woodcock, he gave 60 acres of the tract over the creek to be laid off next to James Houchens. To his daughters, Elizabeth Houchens and Jane Bewley, he gave them each $400 in the land over the creek, and directed that if the land should be purchased by his son, he was to have his own time in paying for it and was not to be harassed by law. To his granddaughter, Artelia Britt, he gave a cow, a bed and bed clothing. He also gave to his wife during her life, his household and kitchen furniture and, if there was a surplus of his personal property after paying his debts, and also a surplus arising from the sale of the land over the creek, said surplus was to be divided between Nelson Britt, Elizabeth Houchens, Jane Bewley and his daughter, Sally Britt. He appointed his daughter, Jane Bewley, executrix of his last will and testament, further directing that he wanted no appraisement of his property. Obadiah Britt signed and dated his will on 15 October 1872, with his brother, John W. Britt, and John T. Rogers signing as witnesses. Jane Bewley was interviewed before signing, and made her X mark.4,5,6,7
Estate*19 October 1872Her father's will was proved on 19 October 1872 in Barren County, Kentucky, and, as had been directed by the will, his daughter Jane (Britt) Bewley was appointed Executrix.4

Family

James T. Buley b. 1840
Children1.James Buley3 b. 1863
2.Obadiah Buley3 b. 1865
3.Elizabeth J. Buley3 b. 1867
4.Ann E. Buley3 b. May 1870

Citations

  1. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, The Life and Times of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler Britt, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Biographical and genealogical information about Obadiah Britt, Jr. (1763-1862) and about his wife, Sarah (Wheeler) Britt (1763-1855) and some of their descendants. They married in 1785 and lived in Albemarle County, Virginia and Barren County, Kentucky. Includes an index, a helpful table of contents and excellent documentation of sources. (Indianapolis, Indiana: C. B. Conner, 1981), page 105, Family Group Sheet for Jane L. Britt nee Powell and Obadiah Britt, Jr. Hereinafter cited as Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Obadiah and Jane L. Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 352b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James T. and Jane Buley, (transcribed by Ancestry as "Burby"), Year: 1870; Census Place: Tracy, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: M593_445; Page: 733B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, typed transcription of will dated 15 October 1872 of Obadiah Britt Sr. in Barren County, Kentucky, and proved on 19 October 1872, referencing Barren County Will Books, pages 185-186, digital images 57-58 of 320. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989.
  5. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935. Microfilm of original and typescript at the Barren County courthouse in Glasgow, Kentucky; includes general index: Film# 209724, Digital# 7899153, Book K, pages 118-119, image# 376 of 541; Obadiah Britt, grantee, from the estate of John P. Finnie, grantor, 485 acres on Peter's Creek, Barren County, Kentucky; on 35 microfilm rolls, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky).
  6. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209725, Digital# 7899154, Book L, page 232, image# 123 of 584; Obadiah Britt Jr., grantee, from Joseph and Polly Huckabee, grantors, 105 acres on Peter's Creek, Barren County, Kentucky; on 35 microfilm rolls.
  7. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209728, Digital# 8192154, Book R, pages 408-409, image# 241-242 of 601; Obadiah Britt Jr., grantee, from Obadiah Britt Sr., grantor, 50 acres on Peter's Creek, Barren County, Kentucky; on 35 microfilm rolls.

Jeanie Britt1

b. 21 August 1763
Father*William Britt Sr.1 b. 1725
Mother*Hannah Conolly1
Birth*21 August 1763Jeanie Britt was born on 21 August 1763 in Goochland County, Virginia,1
Baptism25 September 1763 and was baptized there on 25 September 1763.1
Name VariationShe was called Jane.2
Marriage*21 December 1781She married William Mitchell on 21 December 1781 in Goochland County, Virginia.3,2
(4th Daughter) Will4 January 1787Her father prepared his will dated 4 January 1787 in Goochland County, Virginia, naming his beloved wife, Hannah Britt, and his seven surviving children, John Britt, Mary (Britt) Wilkerson, Hannah (Britt) Longmyre, Elizabeth Britt, Obadiah Britt, Jeanie Britt, and William Britt Jr..

Of the land distributed by his will, his wife, Hannah Britt, was bequeathed, during her life or widowhood, 100 acres of land being part of the tract he had purchased from John Page, Sr., which was described as lying on the west side of the Creek, including the dwelling and office houses. And, in the event of her death or marriage, the said land was to fall to his youngest son, William Britt.

To his son, John Britt, he bequeathed 125 acres of land, part of the tract of land purchased from Neil Campbell, an agent representing Glasgow merchants, the land described as lying in Rock Castle Neck and bounded by the lines of Thomas Bolling and Thomas Randolph, Esq., Benjamin Clapton, Meshack Hicks and John Philpot, the part here meant being that corner lying between the lines of Thomas Bolling and Meshack Hicks.

He bequeathed to his son, Obed Britt, the remainder part of the aforesaid tract of land in Rock Castle Neck, supposed to consist of 400 acres.

To his son, William Britt, he bequeathed the tract of land whereon he was then living, being the tract of land he had purchased from John Page, Sr., and described as lying on one of the branches of Licking Hole Creek and consisting of 250 acres, more or less, but with this reserve: his wife, Hannah Britt, was to possess and enjoy 100 acres thereof as aforesaid during her natural life or widowhood. He also bequeathed to his son, William Britt, one other tract of land containing 100 acres, more or less, and described as lying in the fork of Byrd Creek and bounded by the lands of Colonel Robert Lewis, Colonel John Hopkins, and Bryant Conolly.

He bequeathed gifts to his daughters, Jenny Mitchell and Elizabeth Christian and also ratified and confirmed former gifts he had made to his daughters, Mary Wilkerson and Hannah Longmire.

It was his will and desire that the remainder of his real and personal estate be equally divided amongst his children, To Wit: John Britt, Mary (Britt) Wilkerson, Hannah (Britt) Longmyre, Elizabeth Britt, Obadiah Britt, Jeanie Britt, and William Britt Jr., my sons and daughters, to them and their heirs, forever.

He constituted and approved his beloved sons, John Britt, Obed Britt and William Britt, his Executors to his last will and testament.

The will was signed and sealed by William Britt in the presence of witnesses John Perkins and Samuel Cosby.4

Citations

  1. [S2236] Reverend William Douglas, The Douglas Register : being a detailed record of births, marriages and deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797 : an index of Goochland wills, notes on the French-Huguenot refugees who lived in Manakin-town, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Transcribed and edited by W. Mac. Jones. (Richmond, Virginia: J.W. Fergusson & Sons, 1928), page 163. Hereinafter cited as The Douglas Register : being a detailed record of births, marriages and deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797.
  2. [S1405] Virginia, U.S., Select Marriages, 1785-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 21 December 1781 in Goochland County, Virginia of Jane Britt, daughter of William Britt, and William Mitchell, referencing FHL Film# 31650, ID# 25. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Select Marriages, 1785-1940.
  3. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com. Grouped within this source title are a variety of documents, transcriptions of documents, information from Bible records, written reports by past genealogists and researchers, and other miscellaneous information we have found attached to a variety of Ancestry public trees and used to increase our understanding of the extensive Britt family of Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. We thank all of the individuals who have made this information available; the children of William Britt (d. 1787), from correspondence with Colonel Albert S. Britt, Jr. and copies of his 1974 manuscript on the William Britt Family; originally shared by cczink on 02 August 2009, viewed on 18 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/87177724/…. Hereinafter cited as Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions.
  4. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, the will of William Britt, dated January 4, 1787, recorded February 19, 1787, citing Goochland County Deed Book 14, 1784-1788, Reel 5, pages 373-375, from correspondence with Colonel Albert S. Britt, Jr. and copies of his 1974 manuscript on the William Britt Family; originally shared by cczink on 02 August 2009, viewed on 18 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/87177724/….

Jesse Britt1

b. 12 May 1761, d. before 4 January 1787
Father*William Britt Sr.1 b. 1725
Mother*Hannah Conolly1
Birth*12 May 1761Jesse Britt was born on 12 May 1761 in Goochland County, Virginia,1
Baptism21 June 1761 and was baptized there on 21 June 1761.1
Death*before 4 January 1787He probably died before 4 January 1787, the date his father wrote his will mentioning his children, and Jesse was not included.2

Citations

  1. [S2236] Reverend William Douglas, The Douglas Register : being a detailed record of births, marriages and deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797 : an index of Goochland wills, notes on the French-Huguenot refugees who lived in Manakin-town, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Transcribed and edited by W. Mac. Jones. (Richmond, Virginia: J.W. Fergusson & Sons, 1928), page 163. Hereinafter cited as The Douglas Register : being a detailed record of births, marriages and deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797.
  2. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com. Grouped within this source title are a variety of documents, transcriptions of documents, information from Bible records, written reports by past genealogists and researchers, and other miscellaneous information we have found attached to a variety of Ancestry public trees and used to increase our understanding of the extensive Britt family of Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. We thank all of the individuals who have made this information available; the children of William Britt (d. 1787), from correspondence with Colonel Albert S. Britt, Jr. and copies of his 1974 manuscript on the William Britt Family; originally shared by cczink on 02 August 2009, viewed on 18 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/87177724/…. Hereinafter cited as Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions.

Joel William Nelson Britt1,2

b. 2 November 1807, d. 15 May 1887
Father*Obadiah Britt1 b. 15 Mar 1763, d. 1 Aug 1862
Mother*Sarah Wheeler1 b. 10 Feb 1763, d. 15 Jul 1855
Birth*2 November 1807Joel William Nelson Britt was born on 2 November 1807 in Albemarle County, Virginia.1,2,3
Name VariationHe seldom used the name Joel4
Name Variation and, most often, was called Nelson.2
Marriage Bond*14 April 1834A marriage bond and license in the amount of £50 was issued to Joel William Nelson Britt and Ambrose Kinslow in Barren County, Kentucky, on 14 April 1834, the condition of the obligation being the marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between Joel William Nelson Britt and Ambrose Kinslow's daughter, Elizabeth Kinslow.5
Marriage*17 April 1834He married first Elizabeth Kinslow, daughter of Ambrose Kinslow and Barbara Coleman, on 17 April 1834 in Barren County, Kentucky.4,1,2,6,3
(Son) Will12 April 1849His father prepared his will dated 12 April 1849 in Barren County, Kentucky, naming his wife, Sarah Britt, his five surviving daughters, Patsy Wheeler, Susanna Grayson, Eliza A. Powell, Mary Ann Matthews and Frances Houchens, his three sons, Obadiah Britt, John W. Britt and Joel W. N. Britt, a granddaughter, Sarah Barrick, a daughter of his deceased daughter, Mildred (Britt) Colvin, and mentioning the heirs of his deceased daughter, Sarah Wood.7
(Husband) Death16 June 1852Joel became a widower when Elizabeth (Kinslow) Britt died in 16 June 1852 at age 40.1,6
Marriage*11 May 1854He married second Helen Mariah Wheeler, daughter of Joel Wheeler and Anky Furlong, on 11 May 1854.1,8,3
(Executor) Probate5 August 1862Obadiah Britt Jr., John W. Britt and Joel William Nelson Britt were appointed Executors for the estate of their father, Obadiah Britt, on 5 August 1862 in Barren County, Kentucky.7,9
Death*15 May 1887He died on 15 May 1887 in Barren County, Kentucky, at age 79.1,10,3
Burial*He was buried in the Powell-Britt Family Cemetery, Lucas, Barren County, Kentucky.3

Family 1

Elizabeth Kinslow b. 6 Mar 1812, d. 16 Jun 1852
Children1.Juliette Ann Britt+2,4 b. 13 Feb 1839, d. 13 Sep 1924
2.Mary Elizabeth Britt11,4 b. 15 Jan 1841, d. 1 Feb 1879

Family 2

Helen Mariah Wheeler b. 8 Sep 1831, d. 25 Feb 1922

Citations

  1. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, The Life and Times of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler Britt, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Biographical and genealogical information about Obadiah Britt, Jr. (1763-1862) and about his wife, Sarah (Wheeler) Britt (1763-1855) and some of their descendants. They married in 1785 and lived in Albemarle County, Virginia and Barren County, Kentucky. Includes an index, a helpful table of contents and excellent documentation of sources. (Indianapolis, Indiana: C. B. Conner, 1981), page 17, Family Group Sheet for Sarah Britt nee Wheeler and Obadiah Britt. Hereinafter cited as Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler.
  2. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler, page 119, Family Group Sheet for Elizabeth Kinslow and Joel William Nelson Britt.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Joel Williamson Nelson Britt, Memorial# 202224845. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Juliette A. (Britt) Moran, Memorial# 113148189.
  5. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler, page 118, Barren County, Kentucky marriage bond.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth (Kinslow) Britt, Memorial# 202226304.
  7. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, will dated 12 April 1849 of Obadiah Britt in Barren County, Kentucky, with codicil dated 4 January 1858, both proved on 5 August 1862, referencing Barren County Mixed Records, Volumes 3-4, 1828-1884, pages 138-140, digital images 329-330 of 495. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Helen Mariah (Wheeler) Britt, Memorial# 202224448.
  9. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, appointment on 5 August 1862 of Obadiah Britt, John M. Britt, and Joel William Nelson Britt as executors for the estate of Obadiah Britt in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, referencing , Executor Bonds, 1848-1882, Barren County Court, Kentucky, image# 176 of 274.
  10. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler, pages 176-177, photo copy and transcription of a page from the Britt Family Bible of Obadiah Britt, Jr. and Jane Powell Britt.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Hezekiah P. Moran, Memorial# 107497035.

John Britt1

b. 5 May 1829, d. 17 March 1863
Father*Obadiah Britt Jr.1 b. 13 Apr 1799, d. a 15 Oct 1872
Mother*Jane L. Powell1 b. 11 Jan 1807, d. 2 May 1883
Birth*5 May 1829John Britt was born on 5 May 1829 in Barren County, Kentucky.1
Marriage*He married Sarah Wheeler, daughter of Zachariah Wheeler and Martha Britt. They were both 1st and 2nd cousins.2,1,3,4,5,6,7
Death*17 March 1863He died on 17 March 1863 in Barren County, Kentucky, at age 33, leaving his widow with four young children.1,8

Family

Sarah Wheeler b. 1823
Children1.Thomas N. Britt7,9 b. 28 May 1852
2.Artelia Britt10 b. 9 Dec 1854
3.Nancy Jane Britt7 b. 30 Nov 1856
4.John F. Britt+7 b. Nov 1858, d. 11 May 1934

Citations

  1. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, The Life and Times of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler Britt, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Biographical and genealogical information about Obadiah Britt, Jr. (1763-1862) and about his wife, Sarah (Wheeler) Britt (1763-1855) and some of their descendants. They married in 1785 and lived in Albemarle County, Virginia and Barren County, Kentucky. Includes an index, a helpful table of contents and excellent documentation of sources. (Indianapolis, Indiana: C. B. Conner, 1981), page 105, Family Group Sheet for Jane L. Britt nee Powell and Obadiah Britt, Jr. Hereinafter cited as Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler.
  2. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler, page 65, Family Group Sheet for Martha (Patsy) Britt and Zachariah Wheeler.
  3. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Thomas Britt on 17 June 1926 in Barren, Kentucky, USA, born in Kentucky to John Britt and Sallie Wheeler, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965.
  4. [S1687] Kentucky, U.S., Birth Records, 1847-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Nancy Jane Britt on 30 November 1856 in Barren, Kentucky, USA, son of John Britt and Sally Wheeler. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Birth Records, 1847-1911.
  5. [S1687] Kentucky, U.S., Birth Records, 1847-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Artelia Britt on 9 December 1854 in Barren, Kentucky, USA, son of John Britt and Sally Wheeler.
  6. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Sally Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 352a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Sally Britt, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 2, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 948. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler, pages 176-177, photo copy and transcription of a page from the Britt Family Bible of Obadiah Britt, Jr. and Jane Powell Britt.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas Nelson Britt, Memorial# 120329165. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  10. [S1687] Kentucky, U.S., Birth Records, 1847-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Artelia Britt on 9 December 1854 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, daughter of John Britt and Sally Wheeler.

John Britt1

b. 1782, d. 15 May 1857
Father*John Britt2,3,4,5 b. 10 Sep 1759, d. 22 Apr 1823
Mother*Nancy Ann Adams6,7,5 b. 28 Dec 1763, d. 1799
Birth*1782John Britt was born about 1782 in Albemarle County, Virginia.1,3
(Son) Death1799He was probably about 17 years old when his mother died at about age 35, leaving John's father with five or six children ranging in age from teenagers to about age 4.6
(Son) RelocationAfter the death of their mother, their father moved with his children to Washington County, Tennessee.8
(Son) Marriage1806His father married a second time to Mary Ford about 1806, probably in Tennessee.6,9
Marriage*He married Margaret Adeline Thomas, daughter of George Thomas and Lucy __?__.1
(Son) Death22 April 1823He was about 41 years of age and married with children when his father died on 22 April 1823 at age 63.10,11,12
Relocation*After his father's death, John and Margaret moved with their children to Barren County, Kentucky. John's younger brothers, Benjamin and William, had moved their families there several years earlier, and his sister, Nancy, and half-brother, Obadiah F. were there as well.13,14,15,16,17
Census US 1850*26 September 1850Margaret Adeline and John Britt were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 26 September 1850 in Allen County, Kentucky. John was 68 years of age and farming, and Margaret Adeline was age 58. Neither was able to read or write. They were enumerated with seven of their children in 1850 and several were recorded with initials only, as was Margaret Adeline, and we have expanded their names here for clarity and understanding. Their four eldest, like their parents, could neither read nor write. William and David were ages 28 and 26 years, respectively, and both were farming; John Jr. was 24 years of age and coopering; Martha, Margaret and Lucinda were ages 21, 19, and 18 years, respectively; and Andrew Jackson Britt was 16 years old and had attended school within the census year. Also enumerated in the Britt household in 1850 was James Read, who was 32 years of age and farming. The family of the couple's son and daughter-in-law, Emily and George W. Britt, was enumerated in the very next household on the same census page.1
(Husband) Death11 February 1854John became a widower when Margaret Adeline (Thomas) Britt died of dropsy on 11 February 1854 at about age 61.18
Death*15 May 1857He died of dropsy on 15 May 1857 in Allen County, Kentucky, at age 75.3

Family

Margaret Adeline Thomas b. 1793, d. 11 Feb 1854
Children1.Benjamin Britt+2 d. 25 Dec 1846
2.George W. Britt+1,19 b. 1820, d. 10 May 1874
3.William Britt1,20 b. 1821, d. 11 Feb 1855
4.David Britt1 b. 1824
5.John Britt1 b. 1826
6.Martha Britt1 b. 1829
7.Margaret Britt+1 b. 1831
8.Lucinda Britt1,21 b. 1833, d. 19 Apr 1855
9.Andrew Jackson Britt1 b. 1834

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and E. Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Allen, Kentucky; Roll: 190; Page: 178b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com. Grouped within this source title are a variety of documents, transcriptions of documents, information from Bible records, written reports by past genealogists and researchers, and other miscellaneous information we have found attached to a variety of Ancestry public trees and used to increase our understanding of the extensive Britt family of Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. We thank all of the individuals who have made this information available; from a report on Britt brothers who married Wheeler sisters who were also their 2nd cousins; originally shared by dorothywigg1 on 03 April 2013, viewed on 18 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/15066012/…. Hereinafter cited as Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions.
  3. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of John Britt Sr, married, age 75 of dropsy, on 15 May 1857 in Allen County, Kentucky, USA, born about 1782 in Albemarle County, Virginia to John Britt and mother not known , citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965.
  4. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L4W5-8V6. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  5. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LD4L-VDG
  6. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, a Family Group Sheet for Obadiah Britt and Ann Thomson prepared on 25 August 1985 by Nellie Stanley, Jonesboro, Arkansas; shared originally by dorothywigg1 on 29 July 2013, viewed on 20 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/46250030/….
  7. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LQ5R-ZBV
  8. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, The Life and Times of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler Britt, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Biographical and genealogical information about Obadiah Britt, Jr. (1763-1862) and about his wife, Sarah (Wheeler) Britt (1763-1855) and some of their descendants. They married in 1785 and lived in Albemarle County, Virginia and Barren County, Kentucky. Includes an index, a helpful table of contents and excellent documentation of sources. (Indianapolis, Indiana: C. B. Conner, 1981), pages 32-33, citing Albemarle County, Virginia Deed Book #15, pages 138-139, John Britt to Obadiah Britt, dated 3 November 1804, 76½ acres, lying on the waters of Moores Creek. Hereinafter cited as Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler.
  9. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/26L7-G5R
  10. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, from the Rebecca Britt Bible, a summary prepared by Gladys S. Wilson of Glasgow, Kentucky; originally shared by cczink on 31 July 2009, viewed on 18 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/46250030/…
  11. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, a photo copy of a page from the Rebecca Britt Bible obtained from Gladys B. Wilson, a board member of the Southcentral Kentucky Genealogical & Historical Society, Glasgow, Kentucky; originally shared by cczink on 31 July 2009, viewed on 24 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/25473979/….
  12. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, a page titled “Britt Bible” transcribed from the Rebecca Britt Bible and obtained from Gladys B. Wilson, a board member of the Southcentral Kentucky Genealogical & Historical Society, Glasgow, Kentucky; originally shared by cczink on 31 July 2009, viewed on 24 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/25473979/….
  13. [S16] 1830 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John Britt, Year: 1830; Census Place: Barren, Kentucky; Series: M19; Roll: 33; Page: 119; Family History Library Film: 0007812. Hereinafter cited as 1830 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S16] 1830 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Benjamin Britt, Year: 1830; Census Place: Barren, Kentucky; Series: M19; Roll: 33; Page: 110; Family History Library Film: 0007812.
  15. [S16] 1830 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William Britt, Year: 1830; Census Place: Barren, Kentucky; Series: M19; Roll: 33; Page: 111; Family History Library Film: 0007812.
  16. [S16] 1830 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Obadiah Britt Jr., Year: 1830; Census Place: Barren, Kentucky; Series: M19; Roll: 33; Page: 111; Family History Library Film: 0007812.
  17. [S16] 1830 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Obadiah Britt Sr., Year: 1830; Census Place: Barren, Kentucky; Series: M19; Roll: 33; Page: 111; Family History Library Film: 0007812.
  18. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Adeline Britt of dropsy, age 61, married, on 11 February 1854 in Allen County, Kentucky, USA, born about 1793 in Allen, to George and Lucy Thomas, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.
  19. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of George and Emily Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Allen, Kentucky; Roll: 190; Page: 178b.
  20. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of William Britt, age 34, single, on 11 February 1855 in Allen County, Kentucky, USA, born about 1821 in Greene County, Tennessee, to John and Margaret A. Britt, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.
  21. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Lucinda Britt of consumption, age 22, single, on 19 April 1855 in Allen County, Kentucky, USA, born about 1833 in Allen County to John and Margaret A. Britt, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.

John Britt1

b. 1826
Father*John Britt1 b. 1782, d. 15 May 1857
Mother*Margaret Adeline Thomas1 b. 1793, d. 11 Feb 1854
Birth*1826John Britt was born about 1826 in Kentucky.1
(Son) Census US 185026 September 1850John was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 26 September 1850 in the household of his parents in Allen County, Kentucky. He was 24 years of age, coopering, and unable to read or write.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and E. Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Allen, Kentucky; Roll: 190; Page: 178b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

John Britt1,2

Father*______ Britt1
(Brother) Relationship NoteWhile we believe it certain that these three men, Obadiah Britt, John Britt and William Britt Sr., were closely related, we cannot be certain they were brothers. The primary source of our information is from correspondence of an earlier researcher, Cheyene Britt Conner Zink, with Colonel Albert S. Britt, Jr., and from copies of his 1974 manuscript, The Willaim Britt Family. Colonel Britt wrote that during the period from 1750 to the latter part of that century, these three Britt men, Obadiah, John and William, all appeared to have been contemporaries in western Goochland and Albemarle Counties, Virginia. John and William married Conolly sisters, Winifred and Hannah, respectively, and Obadiah married Ann Thomson, all in Goochland County. William died in 1787 in Goochland County and left a will naming his children. Obadiah died in Albemarle County in 1797 and also left a will naming his children. Considering the English "naming rules" and the similarity of the names among the children of Obadiah and William, we are convinced they were from the same family. Colonel Britt believed that John Britt was also a member of that family. His research indicated that John moved away from the area about the time of the revolution, and we have no will for him and don't know the names of all of his children. Of the six baptised in Goochland County between 1756 and 1768, though, the naming pattern of John's children appears to be somewhat different from the children of Obadiah and William, and the "new" names may have been common names in his wife's family. Whatever their actual relationships, Colonel Britt wrote, "It is almost an inescapable conclusion that the three men were related in some way and came from the same place. To locate the origins of one should lead to the others."

From our own research, based upon the 1759 date of her marriage, we have added Elizabeth Britt to this group of "closely related" Britts whose origins we haven't identified.3
Relationship NoteJohn Britt and William Britt Sr. were brothers who married sisters, Hannah Conolly and Winifred Conolly.3
Marriage*before 9 October 1756He married Winifred Conolly, daughter of Bryant Conolly, about a year before 9 October 1756 in Goochland County, Virginia. They very likely married about a year before that date because, unfortunately, the marriage date reported for them in The Douglas Register is incorrect, and is actually the date of birth of the oldest of their children found in the birth and baptism section of the Register starting on page 150.2

Family

Winifred Conolly
Children1.Nannie Britt4 b. 9 Oct 1756
2.James Britt4 b. 9 Jul 1758
3.Daniel Britt4 b. 14 Aug 1760
4.Milley Britt4 b. 19 Jul 1763
5.Molly Britt4 b. 10 Jan 1766
6.William Britt5 b. 29 Jul 1768

Citations

  1. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com. Grouped within this source title are a variety of documents, transcriptions of documents, information from Bible records, written reports by past genealogists and researchers, and other miscellaneous information we have found attached to a variety of Ancestry public trees and used to increase our understanding of the extensive Britt family of Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. We thank all of the individuals who have made this information available; page titled William Britt, page 5, from correspondence with Colonel Albert S. Britt, Jr. and copies of his 1974 manuscript on the William Britt Family; originally shared by cczink on 02 August 2009, viewed on 18 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/87177724/…. Hereinafter cited as Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions.
  2. [S2236] Reverend William Douglas, The Douglas Register : being a detailed record of births, marriages and deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797 : an index of Goochland wills, notes on the French-Huguenot refugees who lived in Manakin-town, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Transcribed and edited by W. Mac. Jones. (Richmond, Virginia: J.W. Fergusson & Sons, 1928), pages 100 and 128; with a caution statement dated 13 September 1994 by the Family History Library warning that the dates shown for couples on pages 98-149 are not marriage dates, but are "presumptive" marriage dates, and are actually the birth dates of the oldest child of the couple as found in the birth and baptism section starting on page 150 of the Register. Hereinafter cited as The Douglas Register : being a detailed record of births, marriages and deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797.
  3. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, page titled William Britt, page 5, from correspondence with Colonel Albert S. Britt, Jr. and copies of his 1974 manuscript on the William Britt Family; originally shared by cczink on 02 August 2009, viewed on 18 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/87177724/….
  4. [S2236] Reverend William Douglas, The Douglas Register : being a detailed record of births, marriages and deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797, page 162.
  5. [S2236] Reverend William Douglas, The Douglas Register : being a detailed record of births, marriages and deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797, page 163, expressing confusion about William, born on 29 July 1768, and questioning whether he was the son of Winifred Conoly and John Britt or of William Britt and Hannah Conolly; until we identify further information, we have placed him with John and Winifred because William and Hannah had a son William born two years earlier who may have still been living when this William was born.

John Britt1,2

b. 10 September 1759, d. 22 April 1823
Father*Obadiah Britt1,3,2 b. 1730, d. Sep 1797
Mother*Ann Thomson1,3,2 b. 1730, d. 1810
Birth*10 September 1759John Britt was born on 10 September 1759 in Goochland County, Virginia,1,2
Baptism14 October 1759 and was baptized there on 14 October 1759.1,2
Research Notes* Our research indicates that the Family Group Sheet source for Obadiah Britt and Ann Thomson mixed up the names of the first and second wives of John Britt. Nancy Ann Adams, also known as Nannie, was his first wife and Mary Ford was his second. His will of 1823 identified his then wife as Mary and stated he had five children by his first wife who was not named.2
Land Records*24 October 1779John Britt was identified as a boarding neighbor to 40 acres of land in District 6, Sullivan County, Tennessee, originally issued to Daniel Mills on 24 October 1779 by virtue of Warrant# 1337. Ownership of the land had succeeded to Peter Early, then Robert Early, and on 22 August 1807 a duplicate registration was issued to Philip Kite. His 40 acres was described as on the south side of the Holston River adjoining the land of John Britt and Kite's own land.4
Marriage*28 December 1779He married first Nancy Ann Adams, daughter of James Adams and Cecily Ford, on 28 December 1779 in Virginia.5,2,6,7
Land Grant*22 July 1784He was issued Grant# 2246 on 22 July 1784 for 250 acres of land in Tennessee. His ownership was challenged by Peter Miller on 7 October 1795 who claimed he had been issued that same Grant# 2246, before Britt, on 22 November 1779. Miller's claim, when adjudged by the Board of Commissioners, was found to be invalid.8
(Son) Will3 September 1795His father prepared his will dated 3 September 1795 in Albemarle County, Virginia, naming his wife, Ann Britt, his four sons, William Britt, John Britt, Obadiah Britt and Archelus Britt, and a deceased daughter, Elizabeth Bailey. His objective was to treat all of his children equally, and appears to have specifically named the five for reasons other than inheritance. His four other daughters were very possibly also living.

The land that he then lived on he loaned to his beloved wife Ann Britt, during her life, and after her decease directed it to be sold by his executors at proper credit, and the money arising therefrom to be equally divided among his children, and the children of his deceased daughter, Elizabeth Bailey, to have one child's part, and not go into the hands of their father, John Bailey. His will directed that all the rest of his estate, real and personal, be enjoyed by his wife at the discretion of his executors, and after her decease to be sold and divided among his children as above mentioned. He constituted and ordained his sons, William Britt, John Britt, Obadiah Britt and Archelus Britt, his son Obadiah's father-in-law, Micajah Wheeler and John Buster his executors.

The will was signed and sealed by Obadiah Britt in the presence of witnesses John Buster, Micajah Wheeler, Sr. and William Smith.9
Land Records*5 October 1798Brothers John Britt and Obadiah Britt purchased a farm together on 5 October 1798 in Albemarle County, Virginia, for the sum of £180. The farm contained 181 acres and was located on both sides of Biscuit Run, a branch of Moores Creek.10
(Husband) Death1799John became a widower when Nancy Ann (Adams) Britt died, probably at about 35 years of age, leaving John with five or six children ranging in age from teenagers to about age 4.2
Relocation*After the death of his wife, John moved with his children to Washington County, Tennessee,11
Land Records3 November 1804 and while living in Washington County, he sold his share of his farm in Albemarle County, Virginia, containing 76½ acres and lying on the waters of Moores Creek, to his brother, Obadiah Britt, for $333.33.11
Marriage*1806He married second Mary Ford, daughter of Lloyd Ford Jr. and Mary Wood, about 1806, probably in Tennessee.2,12
Land Records3 September 1808John initiated an "Occupant's Claim" on 263 acres of land in District 3, Jackson County, Tennessee, and the survey required by the General Assembly of the Sixth District of Tennessee was completed by the surveyors on 3 September 1808. His land was described as situate on the waters of Spring Creek and of Roaring River, including where he lived. Beginning at a black oak and two hickories on the late Indian boundary, which was John Dale's line of tract which included where he lived, and then East 186 poles to a black oak, then South 192 poles to two small hickories in the barrows, then West 222 poles to a poplar, then North 155 poles to a post oak on said Dale's line, and with that and said Indian boundary, North 45 degrees East 62 poles to the beginning.13
(Son-in-Law) Land Records6 May 1811An indenture dated 6 May 1811 in Washington County, Tennessee, which transferred 48 acres of land from Loyd Ford Sr. to his son, James Ford, identified the 48 acres as bounded in part by the land of John Britt, who also signed as a witness to the deed.14
Land Records13 August 1811A survey of 200 acres was completed for Thomas Turner in Jackson County, Tennessee, on 13 August 1811 by virtue of Certificate# 141 located on 8 November 1810, Location# 1209. The land was described as situate in the district aforesaid and county of Jackson on the waters of Roaring River including the improvements where John Britt was then living. Beginning at a black oak and two hickories on the old Indian boundary and John Dale's line, turning thence East 186 poles to a black oak, then South 152 poles to a stake and pointers, then 222 poles to a stake and pointers, then North 114 poles to a post oak on Dale's line, thence North 55 degrees East 53 poles with Dale's line to the beginning. The survey was transmitted to be registered on 20 February 1812.15
(Father) Research Notes It was a challenge for us to determine the parentage and ancestry of Obadiah F. Britt, and because there were several with the name Obadiah in this Britt family, we will call our primary Obadiah, for the purpose of this research report, Obadiah F. Britt or Obadiah F. According to the English naming rules observed by many families, including the Britts, during the 18th and 19th centuries, Obadiah F. Britt's father's name should have been John because Obadiah F. named his first son John. Then, because of Obadiah F.'s name, we thought we could identify his most probable line of descendancy. Sadly, after reviewing every John between Obadiah F. Britt and our earliest known Britt Patriarch, ______ Britt, we were totally confused because none of the Johns looked promising.

Our first hint at success came when we found that Benjamin Britt had, with Obadiah F., been obligated to the marriage bond regarding the intended marriage between Obadiah F. Britt and Lucinda Littrell. Because the father of the bride or groom was most often the person obligated, with the groom, to a marriage bond, we thought that Benjamin Britt was likely Obadiah F.'s father. Obadiah F. Britt had named his second son Benjamin, not his first. So, while the marriage bond made sense, and the naming of Obadiah F.'s sons concerned us, we still viewed Benjamin Britt as a possible candidate to be Obadiah F.'s father.

Benjamin's father was named John, and his grandfather was named Obadiah. He married about 1809, and named his first son John, which agreed with the naming rules we're familiar with. It was possible he could have had an earlier son named Obadiah, although when Benjamin died in 1843, the names of all of his children were listed in a deed when they sold land as their deceased father’s heirs. Because Obadiah F. was still alive until 1846 and was not listed as an heir of Benjamin, we had to eliminate Benjamin as Obadiah F.'s father.

We were back to square one when we discovered a potential "sixth" child of John Britt and his first wife, Nancy Ann (Adams) Britt. This was important because John had died in 1823 leaving a will dated 1821 and abstracted to read, "To wife, Mary, goods, chattels, land and wagons until she remarries, then everything to my children. Mary's children by me. My 5 children by my first wife." We had not initially considered John Britt a father candidate for Obadiah F. because John and his first wife had already named their first son Obadiah, after John's father, 30 years earlier than the birth of Obadiah F. We had never found another record after the birth and baptism of that first Obadiah, but thought him still living in 1821 when his father prepared his will because we only knew of five children John Britt had had with his first wife. After the first son Obadiah, the other four children were also all sons, John, Nelson, Benjamin and William. It was from an accidental discovery of Nancy Britt, who other researchers believe was, and fits perfectly as, the only daughter and youngest child of John Britt and his first wife, Nancy Ann (Adams) Britt. Young Nancy married in Barren County, Kentucky in 1824, after her father's death, and Benjamin Britt and her intended husband obligated themselves to the marriage bond. Benjamin's own daughter, Nancy, was about 11 years old in 1824, so the bride was not his daughter. Although our evidence is circumstantial, we have now accepted Nancy Britt as John and Nancy's sixth child. Since only five of their children were living when John prepared his will in 1821 and, with daughter Nancy, all except the first-born Obadiah was accounted for, we accepted that he must have died before his father.

So we took another look at John Britt and his second wife, Mary (Ford) Britt, and this is where everything began to make sense! They were married about 1806, and their first son was named Lloyd Britt, after Mary's father, Lloyd Ford. We believe John's first son Obadiah had died before 1812 and that Obadiah F. Britt was their second-born son, named again for John Britt's father, Obadiah Britt. We even suspect that the "F." in Obadiah F. Britt's name was for "Ford", his mother's maiden name.

Although we believe our rationale is sound, we cannot prove our conclusion. We welcome additional information and suggestions, as our objective is to actually know who Obadiah F. Britt's parents were.16,17,18,19,20,21,22
Will*7 February 1821He prepared his will on 7 February 1821 naming only his current wife, Mary. The short extract we obtained reads, "To wife, Mary, goods, chattels, land and wagons until she remarries, then everything to my children. Mary's children by me. My 5 children by my first wife." His will was signed John Britt and witnessed by John Billingsley Sr., William Jackson and William Basket.17
Death*22 April 1823He died on 22 April 1823 at age 63.3,23,24
Probate*July 1823His will was proved in July 1823 in Greene County, Tennessee.17

Family 1

Nancy Ann Adams b. 28 Dec 1763, d. 1799
Children1.Obadiah Britt5,6,25 b. 27 Dec 1780, d. b 1812
2.John Britt+26,27,6,28 b. 1782, d. 15 May 1857
3.Nelson Britt+29,6,30 b. 1783
4.Benjamin Britt+6,31 b. 1785, d. b 15 Aug 1843
5.William Britt+3,32,6,33 b. 7 Apr 1793, d. 1864
6.Nancy Britt18,6 b. 15 Aug 1795, d. 8 Nov 1857

Family 2

Mary Ford b. 1785, d. b 1 Jun 1850
Children1.Lloyd Britt+34 b. 1807, d. b 1 Jun 1880
2.Obadiah F. Britt+35 b. 1812, d. 22 Mar 1846
3.James Britt34 b. 1813
4.Margaret Britt+34 b. 1814
5.Archibald Britt34 b. 1815

Citations

  1. [S2236] Reverend William Douglas, The Douglas Register : being a detailed record of births, marriages and deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797 : an index of Goochland wills, notes on the French-Huguenot refugees who lived in Manakin-town, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Transcribed and edited by W. Mac. Jones. (Richmond, Virginia: J.W. Fergusson & Sons, 1928), page 162. Hereinafter cited as The Douglas Register : being a detailed record of births, marriages and deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797.
  2. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com. Grouped within this source title are a variety of documents, transcriptions of documents, information from Bible records, written reports by past genealogists and researchers, and other miscellaneous information we have found attached to a variety of Ancestry public trees and used to increase our understanding of the extensive Britt family of Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. We thank all of the individuals who have made this information available; a Family Group Sheet for Obadiah Britt and Ann Thomson prepared on 25 August 1985 by Nellie Stanley, Jonesboro, Arkansas; shared originally by dorothywigg1 on 29 July 2013, viewed on 20 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/46250030/…. Hereinafter cited as Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions.
  3. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, from the Rebecca Britt Bible, a summary prepared by Gladys S. Wilson of Glasgow, Kentucky; originally shared by cczink on 31 July 2009, viewed on 18 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/46250030/…
  4. [S2246] Tennessee, U.S., Early Land Registers, 1778-1927, online at www.ancestry.com, land record for John Britt dated 24 October 1779 in Sullivan County, Tennessee, USA, citing Grant or Warrant# 1337, referencing Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee, Series# 02, Series Title "Entries". Hereinafter cited as Tennessee, U.S., Early Land Registers, 1778-1927.
  5. [S2236] Reverend William Douglas, The Douglas Register : being a detailed record of births, marriages and deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797, page 163.
  6. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L4W5-8V6. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  7. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LQ5R-ZBV
  8. [S2246] Tennessee, U.S., Early Land Registers, 1778-1927, online at www.ancestry.com, land grant issued to John Britt on 22 July 1784 for 250 acres in Tennessee, USA, citing Grant or Warrant# 2246, referencing Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee, Series# 05, Series Title "Board of Commissions Office Files."
  9. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, a transcription of Obadiah Britt’s 1795 will, Albemarle County Court House, Charlottesville, Virginia, proved October Court 1797, Will Book 3, page 330; originally shared by cczink on 03 August 2009, viewed on 18 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/46250030/….
  10. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, The Life and Times of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler Britt, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Biographical and genealogical information about Obadiah Britt, Jr. (1763-1862) and about his wife, Sarah (Wheeler) Britt (1763-1855) and some of their descendants. They married in 1785 and lived in Albemarle County, Virginia and Barren County, Kentucky. Includes an index, a helpful table of contents and excellent documentation of sources. (Indianapolis, Indiana: C. B. Conner, 1981), pages 22-27, citing Albemarle County, Virginia Deed Book #14, pages 32-33, James Jones to John Britt and Obadiah Britt, dated 5 October 1798, 121 acres, lying on both sides of, (with today's spelling), Biscuit Run, a branch of Moores Creek. Hereinafter cited as Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler.
  11. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler, pages 32-33, citing Albemarle County, Virginia Deed Book #15, pages 138-139, John Britt to Obadiah Britt, dated 3 November 1804, 76½ acres, lying on the waters of Moores Creek.
  12. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/26L7-G5R
  13. [S2246] Tennessee, U.S., Early Land Registers, 1778-1927, online at www.ancestry.com, land survey record for John Britt dated 3 September 1808 of his 263 acres in Jackson County, Tennessee, USA, referencing Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee, Series# 03, Series Title "Plats and Surveys."
  14. [S2245] Washington County (Tennessee). Register of Deeds, Deed books, 1782-1887; deed index, 1783-1900. Microfilm of original records in the Washington County Courthouse: Film# 825526, Digital# 8207400, Volume 13, pages 174-176, images 507-508, deed dated 6 May 1811 in Washington County, Tennessee between Loyd Ford Sr., grantor, to son James Ford, grantee, regarding land bordering land of John Britt; on 20 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deed books, 1782-1887; deed index, 1783-1900.
  15. [S2246] Tennessee, U.S., Early Land Registers, 1778-1927, online at www.ancestry.com, land survey record dated 13 August 1811 for Thomas Turner, for John Britt's land in Jackson County, Tennessee, registered 20 February 1812, citing Grant or Warrant# 141, referencing Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee, Series# 03, Series Title "Plats and Surveys."
  16. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage bond issued in the amount on £50 to Obadiah Britt and Benjamin Britt on 15 September 1831 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, the condition of the obligation being the intended marriage to be solemnized between Obadiah Britt and Lucinda Littrell, citing FHL Film# 000209752. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  17. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, an extract of John Britt’s 1823 will, from Greene County, Tennessee Wills, 1783-1890; compiled by Goldene Fillers Burgner; shared originally by CherilRohr on 12 September 2010 and viewed on 18 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/46250030/….
  18. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LK7V-4MR
  19. [S2231] Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, marriage bond issued in the amount on £50 to John Haines and Benjamin Britt on 29 January 1824 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, the condition of the obligation being the marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between John Haines and Nancy Britt, citing FHL Film# 209751, Digital# 005552448, image# 95 of 1183. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954.
  20. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John F Britt, Memorial# 140373683. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  21. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Benjamin “Ben” Britt, Memorial# 127830698.
  22. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935. Microfilm of original and typescript at the Barren County courthouse in Glasgow, Kentucky; includes general index: Film# 209730, Digital# 8568123, Book V, pages 412-413, image# 211 of 336; Mary Britt, John Britt, Nancy Bridges, Joseph Pardue, Mary Britt Jr., William H. Pardue, George Britt, Eliza Britt, and William Y. Britt, grantors, to Robert Taylor, grantee; on 35 microfilm rolls, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky).
  23. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, a photo copy of a page from the Rebecca Britt Bible obtained from Gladys B. Wilson, a board member of the Southcentral Kentucky Genealogical & Historical Society, Glasgow, Kentucky; originally shared by cczink on 31 July 2009, viewed on 24 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/25473979/….
  24. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, a page titled “Britt Bible” transcribed from the Rebecca Britt Bible and obtained from Gladys B. Wilson, a board member of the Southcentral Kentucky Genealogical & Historical Society, Glasgow, Kentucky; originally shared by cczink on 31 July 2009, viewed on 24 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/25473979/….
  25. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/MQHD-ZXZ
  26. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, from a report on Britt brothers who married Wheeler sisters who were also their 2nd cousins; originally shared by dorothywigg1 on 03 April 2013, viewed on 18 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/15066012/….
  27. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of John Britt Sr, married, age 75 of dropsy, on 15 May 1857 in Allen County, Kentucky, USA, born about 1782 in Albemarle County, Virginia to John Britt and mother not known , citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965.
  28. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LD4L-VDG
  29. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nelson and Huldah Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Jackson, Washington, Indiana; Roll: 179; Page: 270a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  30. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/9V35-SPH
  31. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LTQZ-CTN
  32. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, a photo copy of a page from the Rebecca Britt Bible obtained from Gladys B. Wilson, a board member of the Southcentral Kentucky Genealogical & Historical Society, Glasgow, Kentucky; originally shared by cczink on 31 July 2009, viewed on 24 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/25473979/….
  33. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LHVD-SFM
  34. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada).
  35. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage bond issued to Obadiah Britt and Benjamin Britt on 15 September 1833 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, regarding the intended marriage of Obadiah Britt and Lucinda Littrell, citing FHL Film# 000209752.

John Britt1

b. 1745, d. after 12 December 1792
Father*William Britt Sr.1 b. 1725
Mother*______ Randolph1 d. 1750
Birth*1745John Britt was probably born about 1745.1
MarriageMay 1770He married Susannah Holman in May 1770 in Goochland County, Virginia.2,3
(Eldest Son) Will4 January 1787His father prepared his will dated 4 January 1787 in Goochland County, Virginia, naming his beloved wife, Hannah Britt, and his seven surviving children, John Britt, Mary (Britt) Wilkerson, Hannah (Britt) Longmyre, Elizabeth Britt, Obadiah Britt, Jeanie Britt, and William Britt Jr..

Of the land distributed by his will, his wife, Hannah Britt, was bequeathed, during her life or widowhood, 100 acres of land being part of the tract he had purchased from John Page, Sr., which was described as lying on the west side of the Creek, including the dwelling and office houses. And, in the event of her death or marriage, the said land was to fall to his youngest son, William Britt.

To his son, John Britt, he bequeathed 125 acres of land, part of the tract of land purchased from Neil Campbell, an agent representing Glasgow merchants, the land described as lying in Rock Castle Neck and bounded by the lines of Thomas Bolling and Thomas Randolph, Esq., Benjamin Clapton, Meshack Hicks and John Philpot, the part here meant being that corner lying between the lines of Thomas Bolling and Meshack Hicks.

He bequeathed to his son, Obed Britt, the remainder part of the aforesaid tract of land in Rock Castle Neck, supposed to consist of 400 acres.

To his son, William Britt, he bequeathed the tract of land whereon he was then living, being the tract of land he had purchased from John Page, Sr., and described as lying on one of the branches of Licking Hole Creek and consisting of 250 acres, more or less, but with this reserve: his wife, Hannah Britt, was to possess and enjoy 100 acres thereof as aforesaid during her natural life or widowhood. He also bequeathed to his son, William Britt, one other tract of land containing 100 acres, more or less, and described as lying in the fork of Byrd Creek and bounded by the lands of Colonel Robert Lewis, Colonel John Hopkins, and Bryant Conolly.

He bequeathed gifts to his daughters, Jenny Mitchell and Elizabeth Christian and also ratified and confirmed former gifts he had made to his daughters, Mary Wilkerson and Hannah Longmire.

It was his will and desire that the remainder of his real and personal estate be equally divided amongst his children, To Wit: John Britt, Mary (Britt) Wilkerson, Hannah (Britt) Longmyre, Elizabeth Britt, Obadiah Britt, Jeanie Britt, and William Britt Jr., my sons and daughters, to them and their heirs, forever.

He constituted and approved his beloved sons, John Britt, Obed Britt and William Britt, his Executors to his last will and testament.

The will was signed and sealed by William Britt in the presence of witnesses John Perkins and Samuel Cosby.4
Death*after 12 December 1792He died after 12 December 1792, the date he gave his consent for his daughter, Mary, to marry William Johnson in Goochland County, Virginia.1
Administration*1799His estate was administrated in 1799 in Goochland County.1

Family

Susannah Holman b. 1754
Children1.Mary Britt5,1,6 b. 4 Sep 1771
2.William Britt5 b. 4 Sep 1773
3.Obadiah Britt5 b. 19 Oct 1783
4.Anna Britt3 b. 1789

Citations

  1. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com. Grouped within this source title are a variety of documents, transcriptions of documents, information from Bible records, written reports by past genealogists and researchers, and other miscellaneous information we have found attached to a variety of Ancestry public trees and used to increase our understanding of the extensive Britt family of Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. We thank all of the individuals who have made this information available; the children of William Britt (d. 1787), from correspondence with Colonel Albert S. Britt, Jr. and copies of his 1974 manuscript on the William Britt Family; originally shared by cczink on 02 August 2009, viewed on 18 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/87177724/…. Hereinafter cited as Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions.
  2. [S2236] Reverend William Douglas, The Douglas Register : being a detailed record of births, marriages and deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797 : an index of Goochland wills, notes on the French-Huguenot refugees who lived in Manakin-town, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Transcribed and edited by W. Mac. Jones. (Richmond, Virginia: J.W. Fergusson & Sons, 1928), page 12, reporting their marriage date as 30 May 1770, and page 69, reporting their marriage date as 23 may 1770. Hereinafter cited as The Douglas Register : being a detailed record of births, marriages and deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797.
  3. [S1910] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, online at www.ancestry.com, Mrs. Sara Agnes Mercer Martin #137747, Daughters of the American Revolution, Lineage Book : NSDAR : Volume 138 : 1918, page 235. Hereinafter cited as North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000.
  4. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, the will of William Britt, dated January 4, 1787, recorded February 19, 1787, citing Goochland County Deed Book 14, 1784-1788, Reel 5, pages 373-375, from correspondence with Colonel Albert S. Britt, Jr. and copies of his 1974 manuscript on the William Britt Family; originally shared by cczink on 02 August 2009, viewed on 18 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/87177724/….
  5. [S2236] Reverend William Douglas, The Douglas Register : being a detailed record of births, marriages and deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797, page 163.
  6. [S1405] Virginia, U.S., Select Marriages, 1785-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 12 December 1792 in Goochland County, Virginia of Mary Britt, daughter of John Britt, and William Johnson, referencing FHL Film# 31650, ID# 49. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Select Marriages, 1785-1940.

John Britt1

b. 1839
Father*Lloyd Britt1 b. 1807, d. b 1 Jun 1880
Mother*Nancy Ford1 b. 1807, d. b 12 Feb 1864
Birth*1839John Britt was born about 1839 in Tennessee.1
(Son) Census US 18509 December 1850John was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 9 December 1850 in the household of his parents in Division 9, Greene County, Tennessee. He was 11 years old.1,2
(Son) Deathbefore 12 February 1864His mother died leaving John's father with children ranging in age from grown and married to under 6 years.3
(Son) Marriage12 February 1864His father married a second time to Julinda Parker on 12 February 1864.3

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Loyd and "Macka" Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 9, Greene, Tennessee; Roll: 880; Page: 258a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac and Margaret Tunnell, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 9, Greene, Tennessee; Roll: 880; Page: 258a.
  3. [S1704] Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 12 February 1864 in Greene County, Tennessee, USA, of Loyd Britt and Julia Ann Parker. Hereinafter cited as Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002.

John Britt1

b. 1816
Father*Benjamin Britt1 b. 1785, d. b 15 Aug 1843
Mother*Mary __?__1 b. 1785
Birth*1816John Britt was born about 1816 in Tennessee.1,2
Marriage Bond*26 November 1833A marriage bond and license were issued to John Britt and Joseph Bridges on 26 November 1833 in Barren County, Kentucky, in the amount of £50, the condition of the obligation being the intended marriage to be celebrated between John Britt and Joseph's sister, Jemima Bridges.3
Marriage26 November 1833He married Jemima Bridges, daughter of Joseph Bridges Sr. and Martha __?__, on, or shortly after, 26 November 1833 in Barren County, Kentucky.3,2
(Eldest Son) Land Records15 August 1843This indenture was made and entered into on 15 August 1843 between the nine heirs of Benjamin Britt, deceased, who were his widow, Mary Britt Sr., and his children, John Britt, Nancy Bridges, who was a widow, Joseph Pardue, who was the husband of Benjamin's daughter, Frances (Britt) Pardue, Mary Britt Jr., William Henry Pardue, who was the husband of Benjamin's daughter, Rebecca (Britt) Pardue, George W. Britt, Eliza Britt, and William Y. Britt, of the one part, and Robert Taylor of the other part, all of Barren County, Kentucky.

Witnesseth that the said Mary Britt, John Britt, Nancy Bridges, Joseph Pardue, Mary Britt junior, William H. Pardue, George Britt, Eliza Britt and William Y. Britt, for and in consideration of $50 to them in hand, the receipt is hereby acknowledged, have bargained and sold, and by these presents do bargain, sell and convey unto the said Robert Taylor, a certain tract or parcel of land lying in Barren County on little Glovers Creek adjoining Picken's Mill and bounded as follows: Beginning at a stooping poplar, thence North 56 poles to a poplar and dogwood, South 53 degrees East 88 poles to a white oak, saw wood and dogwood on a hillside South 47 degrees West 24 poles to a small poplar at Tinsley corner, then on the Tinsley's line South 83 degrees West 34 poles to a white oak, South 59 degrees West 52 poles to a white oak and South 79 degrees West 42 poles to a hickory and three dogwoods at Tinsley's corner on road, thence North 49¼ degrees East 72 poles to the beginning, containing 25 acres more or less. To have and to hold unto the said Robert Taylor, his heirs and assigns forever.

And the said Mary Britt, John Britt, Nancy Bridges, Joseph Pardue, Mary Britt junior, and William H. Pardue, for themselves and their heirs and for George Britt, Eliza Britt and William Y. Britt, and for George Britt, Eliza Britt and William Y. Britt, for themselves and their heirs, do all of them, severally and individually, hereby covenant and agree to warrant and forever defend the aforesaid premises with all its appurtenances and improvements unto the said Robert Taylor, his heirs and assigns forever, free from and against the claims of themselves and against the claims of themselves and against the claims of George Britt, Eliza Britt and William Y. Britt and against the claim or claims of all or any person or persons whomsoever.

In testimony whereof, the said Mary Britt, John Britt, Nancy Bridges, Joseph Pardue, Mary Britt junior, William H. Pardue, George Britt, Eliza Britt and William Y. Britt, have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and date first above written.

X marks were made and sealed by Mary Britt senior, John Britt, Nancy Bridges, Joseph Pardue, Mary Britt junior, William H. Pardue, George Britt, Eliza Britt and William Y. Britt, all on 15 August 1843.

The successor clerk of Barren County added his note that the deed of Mary Britt senior, John Britt, Nancy Bridges, Joseph Pardue, Mary Britt junior, and William H. Pardue, was proven on 19 September 1843 before his predecessor by the oath of Samuel Perkins, a subscribing witness thereto, to be the act and deed of the grantors, and on 19 August 1844 was fully proven before said predecessor by the oath of Joseph Stephens, another subscribing witness thereto, to be the act and deed of said grantors. Wherefore the deed and certification were recorded on 23 June 1853 in Barren County, Kentucky.1

Family

Jemima Bridges b. 1810

Citations

  1. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935. Microfilm of original and typescript at the Barren County courthouse in Glasgow, Kentucky; includes general index: Film# 209730, Digital# 8568123, Book V, pages 412-413, image# 211 of 336; Mary Britt, John Britt, Nancy Bridges, Joseph Pardue, Mary Britt Jr., William H. Pardue, George Britt, Eliza Britt, and William Y. Britt, grantors, to Robert Taylor, grantee; on 35 microfilm rolls, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky).
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Jemima Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 381a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage bond and license issued in the amount of £50 on 26 November 1833 in Barren County, Kentucky, to John Britt and Joseph Bridges, the condition of the obligation being the intended marriage to be shortly celebrated between John Britt and Jemima Bridges. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.

John Britt1

b. 17 March 1878, d. 17 December 1958
Father*Benjamin Britt1 b. 5 Oct 1834, d. 10 Oct 1910
Mother*Ursula A. Britt1 b. Dec 1840, d. 1 Jan 1911
Birth*17 March 1878John Britt was born on 17 March 1878.1
Name VariationHis full name was John Nelson Britt.2
(Son) Census US 188010 June 1880John N. was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 10 June 1880 in the household of his parents in Piney, Oregon County, Missouri. He was 3 months old.3
(Son) Census US 190012 June 1900John N. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 12 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Buffalo, Craighead County, Arkansas. He was 20 years old and worked as a farmer.4
Marriage*2 January 1904He married, as her third husband, Mollie Mason, daughter of Joseph M. Mason and A. C. McNeese, on 2 January 1904 in Poinsett County, Arkansas. Both reported their ages as 24 years and both resided in Harrisburg, Poinsett County. Their marriage was performed on the same day their license was issued by the Reverend A. J. Blakemore.5,1,6
(Husband) Death2 November 1938John became a widower when Mollie Britt died on 2 November 1938 at age 61.5
Death*17 December 1958He died on 17 December 1958 in Cotton Plant, Woodruff County, at age 801,2
Burial* and was buried with his wife in Whitehall Cemetery, Woodruff County, Arkansas.1,5

Family

Mollie Mason b. 14 Nov 1876, d. 2 Nov 1938

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Britt, Memorial# 73914256. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S2273] Nellie Stanley, compiler, "Benjamin Franklin Britt and Ursula Ann Britt Family Group Sheet", prepared on16 June 1990 (Rt. 9, Box 110-A, Jonesboro, Arkansas). Downloaded from the Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com) Memorial# 49929469 for Lucinda Elizabeth "Dollie" (Britt) Banks. Hereinafter cited as "Benjamin Franklin Britt and Ursula Ann Britt Family Group Sheet."
  3. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Benjamin and Ursula Britt, Year: 1880; Census Place: Piney, Oregon, Missouri; Roll: 707; Page: 374A; Enumeration District: 087. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Ben F. and Ursula (recorded by the census taker as "Ertherly") Britt, Year: 1900; Census Place: Buffalo, Craighead, Arkansas; Page: 10; Enumeration District: 0013; FHL microfilm: 1240055. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mollie Britt, Memorial# 73914264.
  6. [S2177] Arkansas, U.S., County Marriages Index, 1837-1957, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 2 January 1904 in Poinsett County, Arkansas, of John Britt of Harrisburg, Arkansas, age 24, and Mollie Buskirk of Harrisburg, Arkansas, age 24; bond and marriage license also issued 2 January 1904, referencing FHL Film# 1024548. Hereinafter cited as Arkansas, U.S., County Marriages Index, 1837-1957.

John F. Britt1,2

b. 23 October 1832, d. 7 May 1915
Father*Obadiah F. Britt2,4 b. 1812, d. 22 Mar 1846
Mother*Lucinda Littrell1,2,3 b. 28 Jul 1814, d. 17 Apr 1897
Birth*23 October 1832John F. Britt was born on 23 October 1832 in Barren County, Kentucky.1,2
(Son) Census US 185028 September 1850John was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 28 September 1850 in the household of his widowed mother in Division 1, Barren County, Kentucky. He was 17 years old and working as a farmer.1
Marriage*He married Asenath Bewley, daughter of Jesse Bewley and Elizabeth C. Powell.5,2
Death*7 May 1915He died on 7 May 1915 in Lucas, Barren County, Kentucky, at age 82.2
Burial*He was buried in Pleasant Home Cemetery, Barren County.2

Family

Asenath Bewley b. 4 Aug 1836, d. 25 Feb 1917

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Lucinda Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 387a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John F Britt, Memorial# 140373683. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lucinda “Lucindy” (Littrell) Britt, Memorial# 100057376.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Obadiah F Britt, Memorial# 130377471.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Asenath “Senie” (Bewley) Britt, Memorial# 140413258.

John F. Britt1

b. November 1858, d. 11 May 1934
Father*John Britt1 b. 5 May 1829, d. 17 Mar 1863
Mother*Sarah Wheeler1 b. 1823
Birth*November 1858John F. Britt was born about November 1858 in Barren County, Kentucky.1,2,3
(Son) Death17 March 1863He was 4 years old when his father died on 17 March 1863 at age 33, leaving John's mother with four young children4,5
(Son) Marriagebefore 8 September 1870 and he was about age 10 when his mother married, before 8 September 1870, a second time to John T. Elmore, who had had nine children with his first wife, who had also died.6
(Son) Census US 18708 September 1870John F. was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 8 September 1870 in the household of his mother and stepfather in Tracy, Barren County, Kentucky. He was 11 years old.6
Marriage Bond14 December 1882A marriage bond in the amount of $100 was issued to John F. Britt and James Thompson on 14 December 1882 in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, the condition of the obligation being the marriage intended to be solemnized between John F. Britt and Elizabeth M. (Wheeler) Coleman.7
Marriage*14 December 1882He married, as her second husband, on the same day their license was issued, Elizabeth M. Coleman, daughter of Obadiah Wheeler and Sarah Britt, about 14 December 1882 in Glasgow, Barren County. They were 1st cousins, 2nd cousins and 3rd cousins.8,2,7,9
(Bride's Father) Marriage Bond15 December 1900A marriage bond and license in the amount of $100 was issued to Perry Bridges and John F. Britt in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, on 15 December 1900, the condition of the obligation being the marriage intended to be solemnized between Perry Bridges and John F. Britt's daughter, Addie B. Britt.10
Death*11 May 1934He died on 11 May 1934 in Barren County, Kentucky, at age 75.2

Family

Elizabeth M. Wheeler b. 3 Jun 1855, d. 16 Dec 1914
Children1.Addie B. Britt3 b. 8 Dec 1884, d. 21 Mar 1918
2.William H. Britt3 b. 3 Aug 1885
3.David W. Britt3 b. Apr 1889

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Sally Britt, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 2, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 948. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John F Britt, Memorial# 115613352. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John F. and Elizabeth M. Britt, Year: 1900; Census Place: Tracy, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 10; Enumeration District: 0013; FHL microfilm: 1240507. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, The Life and Times of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler Britt, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Biographical and genealogical information about Obadiah Britt, Jr. (1763-1862) and about his wife, Sarah (Wheeler) Britt (1763-1855) and some of their descendants. They married in 1785 and lived in Albemarle County, Virginia and Barren County, Kentucky. Includes an index, a helpful table of contents and excellent documentation of sources. (Indianapolis, Indiana: C. B. Conner, 1981), page 105, Family Group Sheet for Jane L. Britt nee Powell and Obadiah Britt, Jr. Hereinafter cited as Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler.
  5. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler, pages 176-177, photo copy and transcription of a page from the Britt Family Bible of Obadiah Britt, Jr. and Jane Powell Britt.
  6. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John T. and Sallie Elmore, Year: 1870; Census Place: Tracy, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: M593_445; Page: 732A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage bond and license issued in the amount of $100 on 14 December 1882 in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, USA, to John F. Britt and James Thompson, the condition of the obligation being the marriage intended to be solemnized between John F. Britt and E. M. Coleman, age 27, citing FHL Film# 000551012. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth Margaret (Wheeler) Britt, Memorial# 115613559.
  9. [S2231] Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, marriage on 14 December 1882 in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, USA, of John F. Britt and E. M. Coleman, citing FHL Film# 209767, Digital# 5552462, image# 330 of 346. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954.
  10. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage bond and license issued in the sum of $100 to Perry Bridges and J. F. Britt on 15 December 1900 in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, USA, the condition of the obligation being the marriage intended to be solemnized between Perry Bridges and Addie B. Britt, citing FHL Film# 000551015.

John W. Britt1,2

b. 11 November 1805, d. 14 December 1882
Father*Obadiah Britt2 b. 15 Mar 1763, d. 1 Aug 1862
Mother*Sarah Wheeler2 b. 10 Feb 1763, d. 15 Jul 1855
Birth*11 November 1805John W. Britt was born on 11 November 1805 in Albemarle County, Virginia.2
Marriage*11 February 1828He married first Sarah Ann L. Woodson on 11 February 1828.2
Land Records*12 February 1837John W. Britt purchased 212 acres of land on Peters Creek, Barren County, Kentucky, from his father, Obadiah Britt Sr., on 12 February 1837 for the sum of $636. The certain parcel of land, together with all its appurtenances and improvements, was described as being on the waters of Peter's Creek and bounded as follows: beginning at two beeches on the point of a hill, corner to Devasher, who was likely the father of Alexander L. Devasher, and Wheeler, whom we believe was Obadiah's son-in-law, Zachariah Wheeler, thence with Devasher's line North 16 degrees East 50 poles to two maples and a beech, thence North 30 degrees West 50 poles to an elm and a sugar-tree, thence North 57 degrees West 12 poles to a large black walnut and two small sugar-trees, thence South 52 degrees West 40 poles to three small beeches on the bank of Peter's Creek, thence North 11 degrees East 214 poles to two black oaks and a hickory, thence South 78 degrees East 116 poles to two beeches on a branch, thence South 17 degrees East 244 poles to two beeches and an ash, corner to Zachariah Wheeler, thence with Wheeler's line South 77 degrees West 124 poles to the beginning; containing 212 acres. The deed was recorded by the clerk of Barren County on 18 March 1839.3
(Son) Will12 April 1849His father prepared his will dated 12 April 1849 in Barren County, Kentucky, naming his wife, Sarah Britt, his five surviving daughters, Patsy Wheeler, Susanna Grayson, Eliza A. Powell, Mary Ann Matthews and Frances Houchens, his three sons, Obadiah Britt, John W. Britt and Joel W. N. Britt, a granddaughter, Sarah Barrick, a daughter of his deceased daughter, Mildred (Britt) Colvin, and mentioning the heirs of his deceased daughter, Sarah Wood.1
(Husband) Death29 May 1850John became a widower when Sarah Ann L. (Woodson) Britt died on 29 May 1850 at age 43.2
(Son) Land Records31 July 1850John W. Britt signed as a witness to a deed whereby his father, Obadiah Britt Sr., purchased 100 acres of land on the waters of Skaggs and Peters Creek, Barren County, Kentucky, from Micajah E. Wheeler and Frances Wheeler, his wife, on 31 July 1850 for and in consideration of the sum of $200. The property was described as one piece, parcel or tract of land lying and being in the county and state aforesaid on the waters of Skaggs and Peter's Creek and bounded as follows: beginning at a poplar on Curd's line near the corner of said Wheeler's fence, thence North 20 degrees 76½ poles (crossing the tobacco road at 53 poles) to a small mulberry, hickory, beach and black oak on a path, thence South 89 degrees East 210 poles to three black oaks and a chestnut on Doss's line, thence with said line South 48 degrees West 153 poles to a stone, thence North 73 degrees West 126 poles to the beginning, containing 100 acres. It was also understood and agreed by the parties that the said Micajah E. Wheeler and Frances, his wife, also sold and conveyed to the said Obadiah Britt a pass way 20 feet wide from the beginning corner in this deed along said Wheeler's and Curd's lines to the spring, and that the said Britt and his heirs to have a perpetual (access) to said pass way to said spring, and also to water from the spring for all necessary uses for family use and for stock to drink.4
Marriage*20 October 1850He married second Laurenda Ann Stephens on 20 October 1850.2
(Executor) Probate5 August 1862Obadiah Britt Jr., John W. Britt and Joel William Nelson Britt were appointed Executors for the estate of their father, Obadiah Britt, on 5 August 1862 in Barren County, Kentucky.1,5
(Husband) Death4 August 1870John became a widower for the second time when Laurenda Ann (Stephens) Britt died on 4 August 1870 at age 49.2
Marriage*16 April 1871He married third Lucinda Wheeler, daughter of Joel Wheeler and Anky Furlong, on 16 April 1871.2
(Brother) Will15 October 1872John W. Britt and John T. Rogers signed as witnesses to the will of Britt's brother, Obadiah Britt Sr., prepared on 15 October 1872 in Barren County, Kentucky.6,7,8,9
Death*14 December 1882He died on 14 December 1882 in Barren County, Kentucky, at age 77.2

Family 1

Sarah Ann L. Woodson b. 28 Jul 1806, d. 29 May 1850
Children1.John William Nelson Britt10 b. 19 Dec 1833, d. 4 Jul 1923
2.Obadiah S. Britt11 b. 31 Mar 1837, d. 1 May 1913
3.James Robert Britt12 b. 3 Feb 1847, d. 30 Mar 1928

Family 2

Laurenda Ann Stephens b. 27 Aug 1820, d. 4 Aug 1870
Child1.George F. Britt13 b. 15 Mar 1855, d. 6 Oct 1937

Family 3

Lucinda Wheeler b. 1824

Citations

  1. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, will dated 12 April 1849 of Obadiah Britt in Barren County, Kentucky, with codicil dated 4 January 1858, both proved on 5 August 1862, referencing Barren County Mixed Records, Volumes 3-4, 1828-1884, pages 138-140, digital images 329-330 of 495. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989.
  2. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, The Life and Times of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler Britt, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Biographical and genealogical information about Obadiah Britt, Jr. (1763-1862) and about his wife, Sarah (Wheeler) Britt (1763-1855) and some of their descendants. They married in 1785 and lived in Albemarle County, Virginia and Barren County, Kentucky. Includes an index, a helpful table of contents and excellent documentation of sources. (Indianapolis, Indiana: C. B. Conner, 1981), page 17, Family Group Sheet for Sarah Britt nee Wheeler and Obadiah Britt. Hereinafter cited as Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler.
  3. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935. Microfilm of original and typescript at the Barren County courthouse in Glasgow, Kentucky; includes general index: Film# 209727, Digital# 8568124, Book P, page 214, image# 129 of 576; John W. Britt, grantee, from Obadiah Britt Sr., grantor, 212 acres on Peter's Creek, Barren County, Kentucky; on 35 microfilm rolls, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky).
  4. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209729, Digital# 8402413, Book T, pages 111-112, image# 62-63 of 579; Obadiah Britt Sr., grantee, from Micajah E. Wheeler and Frances his wife, grantors, 100 acres on Skaggs Creek and Peters Creek, Barren County, Kentucky; on 35 microfilm rolls.
  5. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, appointment on 5 August 1862 of Obadiah Britt, John M. Britt, and Joel William Nelson Britt as executors for the estate of Obadiah Britt in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, referencing , Executor Bonds, 1848-1882, Barren County Court, Kentucky, image# 176 of 274.
  6. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, typed transcription of will dated 15 October 1872 of Obadiah Britt Sr. in Barren County, Kentucky, and proved on 19 October 1872, referencing Barren County Will Books, pages 185-186, digital images 57-58 of 320.
  7. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209724, Digital# 7899153, Book K, pages 118-119, image# 376 of 541; Obadiah Britt, grantee, from the estate of John P. Finnie, grantor, 485 acres on Peter's Creek, Barren County, Kentucky; on 35 microfilm rolls.
  8. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209725, Digital# 7899154, Book L, page 232, image# 123 of 584; Obadiah Britt Jr., grantee, from Joseph and Polly Huckabee, grantors, 105 acres on Peter's Creek, Barren County, Kentucky; on 35 microfilm rolls.
  9. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209728, Digital# 8192154, Book R, pages 408-409, image# 241-242 of 601; Obadiah Britt Jr., grantee, from Obadiah Britt Sr., grantor, 50 acres on Peter's Creek, Barren County, Kentucky; on 35 microfilm rolls.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John William Nelson Britt, Memorial# 109791337. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Obadiah S. Britt, Memorial# 12217781.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James Robert Britt, Memorial# 155895277.
  13. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George Felix Britt, Memorial# 109790238.

John William Nelson Britt1

b. 19 December 1833, d. 4 July 1923
Father*John W. Britt1 b. 11 Nov 1805, d. 14 Dec 1882
Mother*Sarah Ann L. Woodson1 b. 28 Jul 1806, d. 29 May 1850
Birth*19 December 1833John William Nelson Britt was born on 19 December 1833 in Barren County, Kentucky.1
Death*4 July 1923He died on 4 July 1923 in Barren County, Kentucky, at age 891
Burial* and was buried in Devasher Cemetery, Austin, Barren County.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John William Nelson Britt, Memorial# 109791337. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Joseph Nuckles Britt1

b. 14 February 1870, d. 21 May 1956
Father*Benjamin Britt1 b. 5 Oct 1834, d. 10 Oct 1910
Mother*Ursula A. Britt1 b. Dec 1840, d. 1 Jan 1911
Birth*14 February 1870Joseph Nuckles Britt was born on 14 February 1870 in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky.1
Name VariationHe was called Joe.1
(Son) Census US 188010 June 1880Joseph was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 10 June 1880 in the household of his parents in Piney, Oregon County, Missouri. He was 10 years old and had not been taught to read or write.2
Marriage*1891He married first Derilla Cosner in 1891.3,1,4
(Husband) Death17 August 1908Joseph became a widower when Derilla (Cosner) Britt died on 17 August 1908 at age 35.3
Marriage*15 April 1910He married second Hattie Mason, daughter of Joseph M. Mason and A. C. McNeese, on 15 April 1910 in Poinsett County, Arkansas.5
Death*21 May 1956He died on 21 May 1956 in Patterson, Woodruff County, Arkansas, at age 861
Burial* and was buried in Holly Springs Cemetery, Harrisburg, Poinsett County, Arkansas.1

Family 1

Derilla Cosner b. 3 May 1873, d. 17 Aug 1908

Family 2

Hattie Mason b. 6 Jan 1892, d. 21 Oct 1973

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph Nuckles “Joe” Britt, Memorial# 50055699. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Benjamin and Ursula Britt, Year: 1880; Census Place: Piney, Oregon, Missouri; Roll: 707; Page: 374A; Enumeration District: 087. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Derilla “Rilla” (Cosner) Britt, Memorial# 50055751.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Joe and Derilla Britt, (her name transcribed as "Serilla" by Ancestry), Year: 1900; Census Place: Buffalo, Craighead, Arkansas; Page: 11; Enumeration District: 0013; FHL microfilm: 1240055. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Hattie (Mason) Britt, Memorial# 50055677.

Juliette Ann Britt1,2

b. 13 February 1839, d. 13 September 1924
Father*Joel William Nelson Britt1,2 b. 2 Nov 1807, d. 15 May 1887
Mother*Elizabeth Kinslow1,2 b. 6 Mar 1812, d. 16 Jun 1852
Birth*13 February 1839Juliette Ann Britt was born on 13 February 1839 in Barren County, Kentucky.1,2
Name VariationShe was called Julia.3,4,2
Marriage*5 November 1860She married first Adam Kinslow, son of Aaron Kinslow and Mary Kinslow, in 5 November 1860 in Barren County, Kentucky.3,2,1
(Wife) Deathbefore 5 June 1879Julia became a widow when Adam Kinslow died.4
Marriage*5 June 1879She married second, as his second wife, Hezekiah P. Moran on 5 June 1879 in Glasgow, Barren County. Julia was the sister of Hezekiah's first wife who had died in February.4,5
(Wife) Death6 January 1914Juliette became a widow for the second time when Hezekiah P. Moran died on 6 January 1914 at age 82.5
Death*13 September 1924She died on 13 September 1924 at age 851,2
Burial* and was buried in Powell-Britt Cemetery, Lucas, Barren County.2

Family 1

Adam Kinslow b. 4 Sep 1839, d. b 5 Jun 1879
Child1.William A. Kinslow+2,6 b. 5 Dec 1866, d. 12 Feb 1950

Family 2

Hezekiah P. Moran b. 15 Jan 1831, d. 6 Jan 1914

Citations

  1. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, The Life and Times of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler Britt, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Biographical and genealogical information about Obadiah Britt, Jr. (1763-1862) and about his wife, Sarah (Wheeler) Britt (1763-1855) and some of their descendants. They married in 1785 and lived in Albemarle County, Virginia and Barren County, Kentucky. Includes an index, a helpful table of contents and excellent documentation of sources. (Indianapolis, Indiana: C. B. Conner, 1981), page 119, Family Group Sheet for Elizabeth Kinslow and Joel William Nelson Britt. Hereinafter cited as Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Juliette A. (Britt) Moran, Memorial# 113148189. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 5 November 1860 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, of Adam Kinslow of Barren County, Kentucky, single, age 20, born about 1840 in Barren County, Kentucky, and Julia A Britt of Barren County, Kentucky, single, age 22, born about 1838 in Barren County, Kentucky, citing FHL Film# 000216816. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  4. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 5 June 1879 in Glasgow, Barren, Kentucky, USA, of Julia Kinslow and H. P. Moran, citing FHL Film# 000551011.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Hezekiah P. Moran, Memorial# 107497035.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Adam Kinslow, Memorial# 35211157.

Laura Kathyrn Britt1

b. 10 May 1865
Father*Robert Britt1,2 b. 14 Sep 1842, d. 3 Jul 1921
Mother*Eliza J. Wood1,3 b. 9 Oct 1847, d. 23 Mar 1942
Birth*10 May 1865Laura Kathyrn Britt was born on 10 May 1865 in Barren County, Kentucky.1
(Daughter) Census US 18709 September 1870Laura was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 9 September 1870 in the household of her parents in Tracy, Barren County, Kentucky. She was 4 years old.4

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Laura Kathyrn (Britt) Pulliam, Memorial# 140336678. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Robert Britt, Memorial# 37089607.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eliza Jane (Woods) Britt, Memorial# 37089591.
  4. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Robert and Eliza J. Britt, Year: 1870; Census Place: Tracy, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: M593_445; Page: 733A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.

Lloyd Britt1,2

b. 1807, d. before 1 June 1880
Father*John Britt2 b. 10 Sep 1759, d. 22 Apr 1823
Mother*Mary Ford3 b. 1785, d. b 1 Jun 1850
Birth*1807Lloyd Britt was born about 1807 in Tennessee.1
Name VariationHis given name was often spelled Loyd.4,1,5,6,7
(Son) Death22 April 1823He was about 16 years old when his father died on 22 April 1823 at age 63.8,9,10
(Son) ResidenceAfter the death of his father, Lloyd continued to live in Greene County, Tennessee, with his mother and with his wife and family, after his marriage.11,12
Marriage*He married Nancy Ford.1
Census US 1850*9 December 1850Nancy, who was enumerated as "Macka", and Loyd Britt were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 9 December 1850 in Division 9, Greene County, Tennessee. Loyd was 43 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $80, and Nancy was also age 43. Seven children were enumerated with them in 1850. Polly and Grant were ages 19 and 16 years, respectively; Cassandra, who was recorded as "Cathy", was 13 years old and had attended school within the census year; and John, Frederick, Elizabeth and Isaac were ages 11, 9, 8 and 5 years, respectively. Neither of the children's parents were able to read or write. Loyd's sister, Margaret, and her husband, Isaac Tunnell, were enumerated as "tenant" with their baby daughter in the next household on the same census page.1,13
Census US 1860*28 June 1860Nancy and Loyd Britt were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 28 June 1860 in District 17, Graysburg Post Office, Greene County, Tennessee. Loyd was 53 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $500 and a personal estate valued at $100, and Nancy was also 53 years of age and a domestic. Three of their children were enumerated with them in 1860. Cassandra was 23 years of age and a domestic; Isaac was 14 years old; and Rebecca was age 9. Neither Loyd nor Nancy, nor their daughter Cassandra, could read or write.5
(Husband) Deathbefore 12 February 1864Lloyd became a widower when Nancy (Ford) Britt died leaving him with children ranging in age from grown and married to under 6 years.6
Marriage*12 February 1864He married second, as her second husband, Julinda Parker on 12 February 1864 in Greene County, Tennessee.6
Census US 1870*11 August 1870Julia and Loyd Britt were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 11 August 1870 in District 11, Laurel Gap Post Office, Greene County, Tennessee. Loyd was 63 years of age and a farm laborer, and Julia was 48 years of age and keeping house. Neither Loyd nor Julia was able to read or write. Three children were enumerated with the couple in 1870. Mahala Britt, Loyd's daughter from his first marriage, was 12 years old and unable to read or write; Margaret Parker, Julia's daughter from her first marriage, was 6 years old; and the couple's son, Elijah, was 3 years old.7
Death*before 1 June 1880He died before 1 June 1880, the date of the 1880 Census when his wife, Julia Britt, was recorded as a widow. Lloyd would have been about 73 years of age in 1880.4

Family 1

Nancy Ford b. 1807, d. b 12 Feb 1864
Children1.Polly Britt1 b. 1831
2.Grant Britt1 b. 1 Mar 1834, d. 22 Jan 1919
3.Cassandra Britt+1 b. 12 Jan 1835, d. 28 Feb 1907
4.John Britt1 b. 1839
5.Frederick Britt1 b. 1841
6.Elizabeth Britt1 b. 1842
7.Isaac Britt1 b. 1845
8.Rebecca Britt5 b. 1851
9.Mahala Britt7 b. 1858

Family 2

Julia Bailey b. 8 Jan 1823, d. 3 Jun 1909
Children1.Martha Vean Britt14 b. 30 Nov 1864, d. 3 Feb 1932
2.Elijah Britt15,7 b. 1868

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Loyd and "Macka" Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 9, Greene, Tennessee; Roll: 880; Page: 258a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada).
  3. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/26L7-G5R. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  4. [S1447] U.S. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, online at www.ancestry.com, pension index record for Loyd Britt, Soldier, filed in Tennessee, USA by his widow, Julinda Britt. Hereinafter cited as Civil War Pension Index to Pension Files,1861-1934.
  5. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Loyd, (transcribed by Ancestry as "Tayrd"), and Nancy Britt, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 17, Greene, Tennessee; Page: 357. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1704] Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 12 February 1864 in Greene County, Tennessee, USA, of Loyd Britt and Julia Ann Parker. Hereinafter cited as Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002.
  7. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Loyd and Julia Britt, Year: 1870; Census Place: District 11, Greene, Tennessee; Roll: M593_1531; Page: 289B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com. Grouped within this source title are a variety of documents, transcriptions of documents, information from Bible records, written reports by past genealogists and researchers, and other miscellaneous information we have found attached to a variety of Ancestry public trees and used to increase our understanding of the extensive Britt family of Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. We thank all of the individuals who have made this information available; from the Rebecca Britt Bible, a summary prepared by Gladys S. Wilson of Glasgow, Kentucky; originally shared by cczink on 31 July 2009, viewed on 18 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/46250030/…. Hereinafter cited as Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions.
  9. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, a photo copy of a page from the Rebecca Britt Bible obtained from Gladys B. Wilson, a board member of the Southcentral Kentucky Genealogical & Historical Society, Glasgow, Kentucky; originally shared by cczink on 31 July 2009, viewed on 24 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/25473979/….
  10. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, a page titled “Britt Bible” transcribed from the Rebecca Britt Bible and obtained from Gladys B. Wilson, a board member of the Southcentral Kentucky Genealogical & Historical Society, Glasgow, Kentucky; originally shared by cczink on 31 July 2009, viewed on 24 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/25473979/….
  11. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, households of Thomas and Eliza Jackson, Archibald and Nancy Britt and James and Elizabeth Jackson, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 9, Greene, Tennessee; Roll: 880; Page: 258b.
  12. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Archibald and Nancy Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 9, Greene, Tennessee; Roll: 880; Page: 258b.
  13. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Isaac and Margaret Tunnell, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 9, Greene, Tennessee; Roll: 880; Page: 258a.
  14. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Martha Vean “Pattie” (Britt) Williams, Memorial# 69336865. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  15. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Robert and Margaret Evans, Year: 1880; Census Place: District 16, Greene, Tennessee; Roll: 1258; Page: 252B; Enumeration District: 057. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

Louisa Frances Britt1

b. 10 January 1859, d. 4 April 1932
Father*Benjamin Britt1,3 b. 5 Oct 1834, d. 10 Oct 1910
Mother*Ursula A. Britt1,2 b. Dec 1840, d. 1 Jan 1911
Birth*10 January 1859Louisa Frances Britt was born on 10 January 1859 in Barren County, Kentucky.1
Marriage*16 August 1878She married, for the first time, Joel Yancy Carver, son of James Carver and Louisa Harrison, on 16 August 1878 in Barren County. They would divorce and marry each other a second time.1,4
(Daughter) Census US 188010 June 1880Louisa F. was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 10 June 1880 in the household of her parents in Piney, Oregon County, Missouri. She was 20 years old and had not been taught to read or wirte.5
Marriage1911She married Joel Yancy Carver for the second time in 1911 in Barren County.1,4
(Wife) Death25 May 1920Louisa became a widow when Joel Yancy Carver died on 25 May 1920 at age 71.4
Death*4 April 1932She died on 4 April 1932 in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, at age 731
Burial* and was buried with her husband, possibly in the Kilgore Plot, WCIR B, of Glasgow Municipal Cemetery, Glasgow.1,4

Family

Joel Yancy Carver b. 22 Nov 1848, d. 25 May 1920

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Louisa Frances “Granny” (Britt) Carver, Memorial# 112099766. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ursula Ann (Britt) Britt, Memorial# 127830793.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Benjamin “Ben” Britt, Memorial# 127830698.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Joel Yancy “Uncle Joe-Scan” Carver, Memorial# 112064083.
  5. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Benjamin and Ursula Britt, Year: 1880; Census Place: Piney, Oregon, Missouri; Roll: 707; Page: 374A; Enumeration District: 087. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.

Lucinda Britt1,2

b. 1833, d. 19 April 1855
Father*John Britt1,2 b. 1782, d. 15 May 1857
Mother*Margaret Adeline Thomas1,2 b. 1793, d. 11 Feb 1854
Birth*1833Lucinda Britt was born about 1833 in Allen County, Kentucky.2,1
(Daughter) Census US 185026 September 1850Lucinda was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 26 September 1850 in the household of her parents in Allen County, Kentucky. She was 18 years old.1
Death*19 April 1855She died of consumption on 19 April 1855 in Allen County, Kentucky, at age 22.2

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and E. Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Allen, Kentucky; Roll: 190; Page: 178b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Lucinda Britt of consumption, age 22, single, on 19 April 1855 in Allen County, Kentucky, USA, born about 1833 in Allen County to John and Margaret A. Britt, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965.

Lucinda Adeline Britt1

b. 9 June 1855, d. 1 August 1943
Father*George W. Britt1 b. 1820, d. 10 May 1874
Mother*Emily Wheeler1 b. 1823, d. Mar 1861
Birth*9 June 1855Lucinda Adeline Britt was born on 9 June 1855 in Barren County, Kentucky.1,2
Name VariationShe was also called Adeline.3
(Daughter) Census US 186023 July 1860Adeline was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 23 July 1860 in the household of her parents in Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky. She was 3 years old.4
Marriage*17 July 1872She married, as his second wife, Green B. Woodcock, son of Andrew Woodcock and Eliza Powell, on 17 July 1872 in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky. Adeline and Green's first wife, Ann Eliza Britt, were double cousins; being both 1st cousins 1 time removed and 2nd cousins 1 time removed.3
(Wife) Death3 January 1919Lucinda Adeline became a widow when Green B. Woodcock died on 3 January 1919 at age 76.5,6
Death*1 August 1943She died on 1 August 1943 in Barren County, Kentucky, at age 881,2
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Mount Olivet Baptist Church and Cemetery, Austin, Barren County.2,5

Family

Green B. Woodcock b. 1 Jun 1842, d. 3 Jan 1919

Citations

  1. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Lucinda Adeline Woodcock on 1 August 1943 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, born in Barren County, Kentucky, USA to George W Britt and Emily Wheeler, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Lucinda Adeline (Britt) Woodcock, Memorial# 59807457. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 17 July 1872 in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, USA, of G. B. Woodcock, and Adaline Britt, citing FHL Film# 000551010. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  4. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of G. W. and E. J. Britt, Year: 1860; Census Place: Scottsville, Allen, Kentucky; Page: 331. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Green B Woodcock, Memorial# 59807434.
  6. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Green B Woodcock on 3 January 1919 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, born on 1 June 1845 in Kentucky to Andy Woodcock and Liza Powell, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.

Lucinda Elizabeth Britt1

b. 21 November 1864, d. 13 August 1944
Father*Benjamin Britt1 b. 5 Oct 1834, d. 10 Oct 1910
Mother*Ursula A. Britt1 b. Dec 1840, d. 1 Jan 1911
Birth*21 November 1864Lucinda Elizabeth Britt was born on 21 November 1864 in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky.1
Name VariationShe was called Dollie.1
(Daughter) Census US 188010 June 1880Lucinda was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 10 June 1880 in the household of her parents in Piney, Oregon County, Missouri. She was 15 years old and had not been taught to read or write.2
Marriage*She married first Charles Carter.3,4
Marriage*15 August 1894She married second, as his second wife, John V. Banks on 15 August 1894 in Lake City, Craighead County, Arkansas.5,3,4
Census US 1900*12 June 1900Lucinda and John V. Banks were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 12 June 1900 in Buffalo, Craighead County, Arkansas. John was 42 years of age and a farmer, and Lucinda was age 35. They rented their farm. Six children were enumerated with them in 1900. John's two children from his first marriage, Samuel R. and Mattie B. Banks, were ages 16 and 14 years, respectively, and had both attended school for two months of the census year; Zylphia Carter, Lucinda's daughter from her first marriage, was age 11 and had attended school for one month of the census year; and the couple's two older daughters, Alva and Alma Banks, were ages 6 and 2 years, respectively, and their baby, Iona Banks, was 2 months old.6
Death*13 August 1944She died on 13 August 1944 in Harrisburg, Poinsett County, Arkansas, at age 791
Burial* and was buried in Holly Springs Cemetery, Harrisburg.1

Family 1

Charles Carter
Child1.Zylphia Carter6 b. 1889

Family 2

John V. Banks b. Oct 1857
Children1.Alva Banks6 b. Oct 1895
2.Alma Banks6 b. Oct 1897
3.Iona Banks7 b. 12 Aug 1899

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Lucinda Elizabeth “Dollie” (Britt) Banks, Memorial# 49929469. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Benjamin and Ursula Britt, Year: 1880; Census Place: Piney, Oregon, Missouri; Roll: 707; Page: 374A; Enumeration District: 087. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S2272] Arkansas, U.S., County Marriages Index, 1837-1957, online at www.familysearch.org, marriage on 15 August 1894 in Craighead County, Arkansas of Mrs. Lucinda Carter, age 27, of Mangrum, Craighead County, Arkansas, and John Banks, age 35, of Mangrum, Craighead County, Arkansas, with marriage bond and license issued the same day, referencing FHL Film# 1302581, Digital# 4338431, image# 238 of 671. Hereinafter cited as Arkansas, U.S., County Marriages Index, 1837-1957.
  4. [S2273] Nellie Stanley, compiler, "Benjamin Franklin Britt and Ursula Ann Britt Family Group Sheet", prepared on16 June 1990 (Rt. 9, Box 110-A, Jonesboro, Arkansas). Downloaded from the Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com) Memorial# 49929469 for Lucinda Elizabeth "Dollie" (Britt) Banks. Hereinafter cited as "Benjamin Franklin Britt and Ursula Ann Britt Family Group Sheet."
  5. [S2177] Arkansas, U.S., County Marriages Index, 1837-1957, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 15 August 1894 in Craighead County, Arkansas of Lucinda Carter of Mangrum, Craighead County, Arkansas, and John Banks of Mangrum, Craighead County, Arkansas, referencing FHL Film# 1302581. Hereinafter cited as Arkansas, U.S., County Marriages Index, 1837-1957.
  6. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John "W." and Lucinda Banks, Year: 1900; Census Place: Buffalo, Craighead, Arkansas; Page: 11; Enumeration District: 0013; FHL microfilm: 1240055. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Iona (Banks) Loman, Memorial# 165345633.

Lucy Britt1,2

b. 12 January 1758
Father*Obadiah Britt1,2 b. 1730, d. Sep 1797
Mother*Ann Thomson1,2 b. 1730, d. 1810
Birth*12 January 1758Lucy Britt was born on 12 January 1758 in Goochland County, Virginia,1,2
Baptism19 February 1758 and was baptized there on 19 February 1758.1,2
(Daughter) Will3 September 1795Her father prepared his will dated 3 September 1795 in Albemarle County, Virginia, naming his wife, Ann Britt, his four sons, William Britt, John Britt, Obadiah Britt and Archelus Britt, and a deceased daughter, Elizabeth Bailey. His objective was to treat all of his children equally, and appears to have specifically named the five for reasons other than inheritance. His four other daughters were very possibly also living.

The land that he then lived on he loaned to his beloved wife Ann Britt, during her life, and after her decease directed it to be sold by his executors at proper credit, and the money arising therefrom to be equally divided among his children, and the children of his deceased daughter, Elizabeth Bailey, to have one child's part, and not go into the hands of their father, John Bailey. His will directed that all the rest of his estate, real and personal, be enjoyed by his wife at the discretion of his executors, and after her decease to be sold and divided among his children as above mentioned. He constituted and ordained his sons, William Britt, John Britt, Obadiah Britt and Archelus Britt, his son Obadiah's father-in-law, Micajah Wheeler and John Buster his executors.

The will was signed and sealed by Obadiah Britt in the presence of witnesses John Buster, Micajah Wheeler, Sr. and William Smith.3

Citations

  1. [S2236] Reverend William Douglas, The Douglas Register : being a detailed record of births, marriages and deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797 : an index of Goochland wills, notes on the French-Huguenot refugees who lived in Manakin-town, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Transcribed and edited by W. Mac. Jones. (Richmond, Virginia: J.W. Fergusson & Sons, 1928), page 162. Hereinafter cited as The Douglas Register : being a detailed record of births, marriages and deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797.
  2. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com. Grouped within this source title are a variety of documents, transcriptions of documents, information from Bible records, written reports by past genealogists and researchers, and other miscellaneous information we have found attached to a variety of Ancestry public trees and used to increase our understanding of the extensive Britt family of Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. We thank all of the individuals who have made this information available; a Family Group Sheet for Obadiah Britt and Ann Thomson prepared on 25 August 1985 by Nellie Stanley, Jonesboro, Arkansas; shared originally by dorothywigg1 on 29 July 2013, viewed on 20 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/46250030/…. Hereinafter cited as Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions.
  3. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, a transcription of Obadiah Britt’s 1795 will, Albemarle County Court House, Charlottesville, Virginia, proved October Court 1797, Will Book 3, page 330; originally shared by cczink on 03 August 2009, viewed on 18 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/46250030/….

Lucy E. Britt1

b. 4 August 1857, d. 8 August 1874
Father*Benjamin Britt1,2 b. 5 Oct 1834, d. 10 Oct 1910
Mother*Ursula A. Britt1,3 b. Dec 1840, d. 1 Jan 1911
Birth*4 August 1857Lucy E. Britt was born on 4 August 1857 in Barren County, Kentucky,1
Death*8 August 1874 and drowned on 8 August 1874 in Kentucky at age 17.1,4

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Lucy E Britt, Memorial# 129588426. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Benjamin “Ben” Britt, Memorial# 127830698.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ursula Ann (Britt) Britt, Memorial# 127830793.
  4. [S2273] Nellie Stanley, compiler, "Benjamin Franklin Britt and Ursula Ann Britt Family Group Sheet", prepared on16 June 1990 (Rt. 9, Box 110-A, Jonesboro, Arkansas). Downloaded from the Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com) Memorial# 49929469 for Lucinda Elizabeth "Dollie" (Britt) Banks. Hereinafter cited as "Benjamin Franklin Britt and Ursula Ann Britt Family Group Sheet."

Luther S. Britt1

b. 8 July 1869
Father*Nelson Britt1 b. 24 May 1841, d. 12 Jan 1903
Mother*Mary T. Carver1 b. 18 Oct 1841, d. 22 Nov 1938
Birth*8 July 1869Luther S. Britt was born on 8 July 1869 in Barren County, Kentucky.1
(Grandson) Census US 18709 September 1870Luther was enumerated with his parents and siblings on the 1870 census taken on 9 September 1870 in the household of his paternal grandparents, Jane and Obadiah Britt, in Tracy, Barren County, Kentucky. Luther was one year old.2

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Luther S Britt, Memorial# 64988020. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Obadiah and Jane L. Britt, Year: 1870; Census Place: Tracy, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: M593_445; Page: 732B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.