M. Britt1

b. 1841
Father*George W. Britt1 b. 1820, d. 10 May 1874
Mother*Emily Wheeler1 b. 1823, d. Mar 1861
Birth*1841M. Britt was born about 1841 in Kentucky.1
(Daughter) Census US 185026 September 1850M. Britt was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 26 September 1850 in the household of her parents in Allen County, Kentucky. We have not been able to identify her given name. She was 9 years old and had attended school within the census year.1

Citations

  1. [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. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

M. J. Britt1

b. 1852
Father*George W. Britt1 b. 1820, d. 10 May 1874
Mother*Emily Wheeler1 b. 1823, d. Mar 1861
Birth*1852M. J. Britt was born about 1852 in Kentucky.1
(Daughter) Census US 186023 July 1860M. J. was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 23 July 1860 in the household of her parents in Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky. She was 8 years old.1

Citations

  1. [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.

Mahala Britt1

b. 1858
Father*Lloyd Britt1 b. 1807, d. b 1 Jun 1880
Mother*Nancy Ford1 b. 1807, d. b 12 Feb 1864
Birth*1858Mahala Britt was born about 1858 in Tennessee.1
(Daughter) Deathbefore 12 February 1864She was less than 6 years old when her mother died leaving her father with children ranging in age from grown and married to under 6 years.2
(Daughter) Marriage12 February 1864Her father married a second time to Julinda Parker on 12 February 1864.2
(Daughter) Census US 187011 August 1870Mahala was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 11 August 1870 in the household of her father and stepmother in District 11, Laurel Gap Post Office, Greene County, Tennessee. She was 12 years old and unable to read or write.1

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [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.

Margaret Britt1,2

b. 1831
Father*John Britt1 b. 1782, d. 15 May 1857
Mother*Margaret Adeline Thomas1 b. 1793, d. 11 Feb 1854
Birth*1831Margaret Britt was born about 1831 in Barren County, Kentucky.1,2
(Daughter) Census US 185026 September 1850Margaret was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 26 September 1850 in the household of her parents in Allen County, Kentucky. She was 19 years old.1
Marriage*10 September 1857She married John W. Thomas on 10 September 1857 in Allen County, Kentucky.2
Census US 1870*2 September 1870Margaret and John W. Thomas were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 2 September 1870 in Tracy, Barren County, Kentucky. John was 33 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $150 and a personal estate valued at $150, and Margaret was 33 years of age and housekeeping. John was not able to read or write and Margaret was able to read, but not to write. They were enumerated with four children in 1870. Lucinda J. was 12 years old and not able to read or write; Robert D. was 6 years old; and the couple's two youngest daughters, Aurore and Canzada T., were ages 5 and 1 year, respectively.3
Census US 1880*8 June 1880Margaret and John W. Thomas were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 8 June 1880 in Brownsville, Edmonson County, Kentucky. John was 42 years of age and a farmer who could not read or write, and Margaret was 43 years of age, keeping house, and could read, but not write. They were enumerated with four of their children. Robert D. was 18 years old, worked as a laborer, had attended school within the census year, and was recorded as idiotic; James A. was 13 years old, worked as a laborer, and was unable to read or write; Frances was 11 years old, could read but not write, and had attended school within the census year; and George F. was 6 years old and had attended school within the census year.4

Family

John W. Thomas b. 1834
Children1.Lucinda J. Thomas5 b. 6 Sep 1858
2.David R. Thomas6 b. 24 Apr 1861
3.Robert D. Thomas7 b. Apr 1864, d. 29 Mar 1923
4.Aurore Thomas3 b. 1865
5.James A. Thomas4 b. 1867
6.Canzada T. Thomas3 b. 1869
7.Frances Thomas4 b. 1869
8.George F. Thomas4 b. 1874

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. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 10 September 1857 in Allen County, Kentucky, USA, of Margaret Britt, age 26, born in Barren County, Kentucky, a resident of Allen County, and John Thomas, age 23, born in Allen County, a resident of Barren County, Kentucky, citing FHL Film# 000216815. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  3. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Margaret Thomas, Year: 1870; Census Place: Tracy, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: M593_445; Page: 727A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Margaret Thomas, Year: 1880; Census Place: Brownsville, Edmonson, Kentucky; Roll: 411; Page: 505D; Enumeration District: 038. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. and Margaret Thomas, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 2, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 965. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1687] Kentucky, U.S., Birth Records, 1847-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of David R Thomas on 24 April 1861 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, son of John Thomas and Margaret J Britt, both born in Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Birth Records, 1847-1911.
  7. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Robert Thomas on 29 March 1923 in Logan County, Kentucky, USA, age 62, divorced, laborer, born in April 1861 in Kentucky, son of John William Thomas and Margaret Britt, both born in Kentucky, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965.

Margaret Britt1

b. 1814
Father*John Britt1 b. 10 Sep 1759, d. 22 Apr 1823
Mother*Mary Ford2 b. 1785, d. b 1 Jun 1850
Birth*1814Margaret Britt was born about 1814 in Tennessee.3
(Daughter) Death22 April 1823She was about 9 years old when her father died on 22 April 1823 at age 63.4,5,6
(Daughter) ResidenceAfter the death of her father, Margaret continued to live in Greene County, Tennessee, with her mother and with her husband, after their marriage.7,8
Marriage*18 October 1846She married Isaac Tunnell on 18 October 1846 in Greene County, Tennessee.9
Census US 1850*9 December 1850Margaret and Isaac Tunnell were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 9 December 1850 in Division 9, Greene County, Tennessee. Isaac was 33 years of age and his occupation was recorded as "tenant", and Margaret was 36 years of age and was not able to read or write. Five children were enumerated with them in 1850. The couple's baby daughter, Martha, was one year old. The other four children were Isaac's from his first marriage, and all four had attended school within the census year. Alexander was 16 years old and, in addition to attending school, worked as a laborer; and Mary J., James and Malinda were ages 13, 9, and 6 years, respectively. Margaret's brother, Lloyd Britt, was enumerated with his family in the next preceding household on the same census page.3

Family

Isaac Tunnell b. 1817
Child1.Martha Tunnell3 b. 1849

Citations

  1. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada).
  2. [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.
  3. [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. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [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.
  5. [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/….
  6. [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/….
  7. [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.
  8. [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.
  9. [S1704] Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 18 October 1846 in Greene County, Tennessee, USA, of Margaret Britt and Isaac Tunnell. Hereinafter cited as Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002.

Margaret Catherine Britt1,2

b. 6 August 1837
Father*William Britt1,2 b. 7 Apr 1793, d. 1864
Mother*Nancy Waller1,2 b. 20 May 1801, d. 9 Feb 1846
Birth*6 August 1837Margaret Catherine Britt was born on 6 August 1837 in Kentucky.1,2
(Daughter) Death9 February 1846She was 8 years old when her mother died on 9 February 1846 at age 44. Three of Margaret's sisters were grown. One was married and a second would marry later that year, leaving her father with four younger children ranging in age from 15 to 5 years.3,2
(Daughter) Marriage27 October 1846Her father married a second time on 27 October 1846 to Rebecca Bailey, who would continue the record keeping in the Britt Family Bible.4,2
(Daughter) Census US 185013 September 1850Margaret was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 13 September 1850 in the household of her father and stepmother in Division 1, Barren County, Kentucky. She was 13 years old and had attended school within the census year.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Rebecca Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 367b. 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; 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/…. 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. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 27 October 1846 in Barren, Kentucky, USA, of William Britt and Rebecca Bailey, citing FHL Film# 000209756. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.

Marine Britt1

b. 1820
Father*Nelson Britt1,3 b. 1783
Mother*Huldah Huddleston1,2 b. 1789
Birth*1820Marine Britt was born about 1820 in Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [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/MYQG-LBC. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  2. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L9PC-HLM
  3. [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

Martha Britt1

b. 1787, d. 1863
Father*Obadiah Britt1,2 b. 15 Mar 1763, d. 1 Aug 1862
Mother*Sarah Wheeler1,2 b. 10 Feb 1763, d. 15 Jul 1855
Birth*1787Martha Britt was born about 1787 in Albemarle County, Virginia.1
Name VariationShe was called Patsy.1
Marriage*7 September 1812She married Zachariah Wheeler, son of Joel Wheeler and Frances Burnett, on 7 September 1812 in Albemarle County, Virginia. They were 1st cousins.1,2,3
Land Records*20 February 1837Martha Wheeler purchased 120 acres of land on Peters Creek, Barren County, Kentucky, from her father, Obadiah Britt Sr., on 20 February 1837 for the sum of $480. The certain tract or parcel of land, with all its appurtenances and improvements, was described as being a part of a tract of land deeded to the said Britt by J. G. Finnie and bounded as follows: beginning at two beeches on the point of the hill and corner to Devasher, thence North 77 degrees East 124 poles to two beeches and an ash, thence South 17 degrees East 64 poles to two chestnuts on the bluff of Peter's Creek, thence South 61 degrees West 90 poles to an elm, dogwood and sugar-tree on the hill, thence South 42 degrees West 70 poles to a beech and ironwood on the brink of the hill and on Obadiah Britt Jr.'s line, thence North 85 degrees West 84 poles to a hickory and two small beeches on the point of an island in Peter's Creek, thence down the creek North 14 degrees East 56 poles, North 37 degrees East 57 poles to a black oak on the bank of the creek, thence North 40 degrees East 32 poles to the beginning; estimated at 120 acres. The deed was recorded by the clerk of Barren County on 18 March 1839.4
(Daughter) Land Records4 March 1844Martha and her husband, Zachariah Wheeler, were identified as bordering neighbors to the 50 acres of land Martha's father transferred on Barren County, Kentucky, on 4 March 1844 to Martha's brother Obadiah Britt Jr.5
(Daughter) Will12 April 1849Her 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.6
Census US 1850*29 August 1850Martha and Zachariah Wheeler were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 29 August 1850 in Division 1, Barren County, Kentucky. Zachariah was 63 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $480, and Martha was also age 63. Neither of them could read or write. Four of their children and a granddaughter were enumerated with them in 1850. Their son John and daughter Elizabeth were ages 23 and 21 years old, respectively, and neither could read or write; and their son Zachariah was 18 years old. The couple's married daughter, Ann Eliza (Wheeler) Britt, who in 1850 was likely a widow, was enumerated in her parent's household with her daughter Ursula A., who was 9 years old.7
(Wife) Deathbetween 29 August 1850 and 1 August 1860Martha became a widow when Zachariah Wheeler died between 29 August 1850 and 1 August 1860, the dates of the 1850 and 1860 censuses. He was enumerated with his family in1850 and Martha was enumerated alone in1860. Zachariah would likely have been in his mid to late 60s or very early 70s when he died.7,8
Census US 1860*1 August 1860Martha Wheeler was enumerated as the head of her household on the 1860 census taken on 1 August 1860 in District 2, Glasgow Post Office, Barren County, Kentucky. She was 68 years of age and likely a widow, and had real estate valued at $1,000 and a personal estate valued at $150. Although she lived alone in 1860, she was surrounded by the many households of her extended family.8
Death*1863She died about 1863 in Barren County, Kentucky, at about age 76.2

Family

Zachariah Wheeler b. 1787, d. bt 29 Aug 1850 - 1 Aug 1860
Children1.Frances Wheeler+1,9,10 b. 1813
2.Obadiah Wheeler+1 b. 18 May 1815
3.Ann Eliza Wheeler+1 b. 1818
4.Mildred Wheeler+1 b. 1818, d. 30 Mar 1899
5.Sarah Wheeler+1 b. 1823
6.Emily Wheeler+1 b. 1823, d. Mar 1861
7.Benjamin Wheeler+1 b. 1824, d. 20 Sep 1887
8.John Wheeler1 b. 1827
9.Elizabeth Wheeler+1 b. 1829
10.Zachariah Wheeler+1 b. 1832, d. Aug 1869

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 65, Family Group Sheet for Martha (Patsy) Britt and Zachariah Wheeler. Hereinafter cited as Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler.
  2. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler, page 17, Family Group Sheet for Sarah Britt nee Wheeler and Obadiah Britt.
  3. [S1404] Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Zachariah Wheeler and Martha Britt on 7 September 1812 in Albemarle County, Virginia. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850.
  4. [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, pages 214-215, image# 129 of 576; Martha Wheeler, grantee, from Obadiah Britt Sr., grantor, 120 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).
  5. [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.
  6. [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.
  7. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Zachariah and Martha Wheeler, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 352a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Martha Wheeler, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 2, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 948. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  9. [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/L71T-F2K. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  10. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L5RT-LVL

Martha Britt1

b. 1829
Father*John Britt1 b. 1782, d. 15 May 1857
Mother*Margaret Adeline Thomas1 b. 1793, d. 11 Feb 1854
Birth*1829Martha Britt was born about 1829 in Kentucky.1
(Daughter) Census US 185026 September 1850Martha was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 26 September 1850 in the household of her parents in Allen County, Kentucky. She was 21 years of age 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.

Martha D. Britt1,2

b. 1847
Father*George W. Britt1 b. 1820, d. 10 May 1874
Mother*Emily Wheeler1 b. 1823, d. Mar 1861
Birth*1847Martha D. Britt was born about 1847 in Kentucky.1
(Daughter) Census US 185026 September 1850Martha D. was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 26 September 1850 in the household of her parents in Allen County, Kentucky. She was 3 years old.1
(Daughter) Census US 186023 July 1860Martha was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 23 July 1860 in the household of her parents in Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky. She was 10 years old and had attended school within the census year.2

Citations

  1. [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. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [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.

Martha Vean Britt1

b. 30 November 1864, d. 3 February 1932
Father*Lloyd Britt1 b. 1807, d. b 1 Jun 1880
Mother*Julia Bailey1 b. 8 Jan 1823, d. 3 Jun 1909
Birth*30 November 1864Martha Vean Britt was born on 30 November 1864 in Tennessee.1
Marriage*23 July 1882She married, as his second wife, Samuel B. Williams on 23 July 1882 in Greene County, Tennessee.2,1,3
(Wife) Death7 July 1921Martha became a widow when Samuel B. Williams died on 7 July 1921 at age 66.2
Death*3 February 1932She died on 3 February 1932 in Greene County, Tennessee, at age 671
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Liberty Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, Greene County.1,2

Family

Samuel B. Williams b. 6 Mar 1855, d. 7 Jul 1921

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, Martha Vean “Pattie” (Britt) Williams, Memorial# 69336865. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Samuel B Williams, Memorial# 79667054.
  3. [S1704] Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 23 July 1882 in Greene County, Tennessee, USA, of Martha Vean Britt and Samuel Williams. Hereinafter cited as Tennessee, U.S., Marriage Records, 1780-2002.

Mary Britt1

b. 4 September 1771
Father*John Britt1,2,3 b. 1745, d. a 12 Dec 1792
Mother*Susannah Holman1 b. 1754
Birth*4 September 1771Mary Britt was born on 4 September 1771 in Goochland County, Virginia,1
Baptism22 September 1771 and was baptized there on 22 September 1771.1
Marriage*12 December 1792She married William Johnson on 12 December 1792 in Goochland County, Virginia.3,2

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.
  3. [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.

Mary Britt1

b. 1747
Father*William Britt Sr.1 b. 1725
Mother*______ Randolph1 d. 1750
Birth*1747Mary Britt was probably born about 1747.1
Marriage*26 December 1765She married Wyatt Wilkerson on 26 December 1765 in Goochland County, Virginia.1,2
(Eldest 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.3

Family

Wyatt Wilkerson
Children1.Hannah Wilkerson4 b. 16 Jun 1766
2.Sally Wilkerson4 b. 25 Oct 1766
3.Mary Wilkerson4 b. 15 Feb 1771

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), pages 50 and 56. 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, 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/….
  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 319.

Mary A. Britt1

b. 1783, d. 26 April 1853
Father*Obadiah Britt1,2 b. 12 Feb 1759, d. 20 Mar 1834
Mother*Mary E. Smith1,3
Birth*1783Mary A. Britt was born in 1783 in Goochland County, Virginia,1,4
Baptism30 May 1784 and was baptized there with her older sister on 30 May 1784.1,5
Death*26 April 1853She died on 26 April 1853 in Perry County, Tennessee, at about age 701,4
Burial* and was buried in Denson's Landing Cemetery, Lobelville, Perry County.1,4

Citations

  1. [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/9K9N-FM2. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  2. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LVHS-CCT
  3. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LV4B-8CL
  4. [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, Mary A. Britt, Memorial# 24008473. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  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 : 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.

Mary Ann Britt1

b. 1809, d. 17 October 1855
Father*Obadiah Britt1 b. 15 Mar 1763, d. 1 Aug 1862
Mother*Sarah Wheeler1 b. 10 Feb 1763, d. 15 Jul 1855
Birth*1809Mary Ann Britt was born about 1809 in Albemarle County, Virginia.1
Marriage*12 December 1829She married Felix Matthews on 12 December 1829.1
(Daughter) Will12 April 1849Her 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.2
Death*17 October 1855She died on 17 October 1855 in Barren County, Kentucky, at about age 46.1

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. [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.

Mary Elizabeth Britt1

b. 15 January 1841, d. 1 February 1879
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*15 January 1841Mary Elizabeth Britt was born on 15 January 1841.3,4
Marriage*17 November 1860She married, as his first wife, Hezekiah P. Moran on 17 November 1860 in Barren County, Kentucky.4,1,3
Death*1 February 1879She died on 1 February 1879 at about age 38.1

Family

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

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, Hezekiah P. Moran, Memorial# 107497035. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Juliette A. (Britt) Moran, Memorial# 113148189.
  3. [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.
  4. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 17 November 1860 in Barren, Kentucky, USA, of Mary E Britt, age 19, born about 1841, and H P W Moran, age 25, born about 1835, citing FHL Film# 000216816. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.

Mary Elizabeth Britt1

b. 2 November 1845, d. 17 June 1901
Father*Obadiah F. Britt2,1,3 b. 1812, d. 22 Mar 1846
Mother*Lucinda Littrell2,1,4 b. 28 Jul 1814, d. 17 Apr 1897
Birth*2 November 1845Mary Elizabeth Britt was born on 2 November 1845 in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky.2,1
Name VariationShe was called Betsy.2
(Daughter) Census US 185028 September 1850Betsy was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 28 September 1850 in the household of her widowed mother in Division 1, Barren County, Kentucky. She was 5 years old.2
Marriage*22 December 1865She married Elisha Jones on 22 December 1865 in Kentucky.5,1
Death*17 June 1901She died on 17 June 1901 in Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas, at age 551
Burial* and was buried in Hope Cemetery, Arkansas City.1

Family

Elisha Jones b. 3 Feb 1845, d. 26 Nov 1925

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, Mary Elizabeth (Britt) Jones, Memorial# 39920369. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [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.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Obadiah F Britt, Memorial# 130377471.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lucinda “Lucindy” (Littrell) Britt, Memorial# 100057376.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elisha Jones, Memorial# 15060073.

Mary Ellen Britt1

b. 14 November 1882, d. 9 December 1944
Father*Benjamin Britt1 b. 5 Oct 1834, d. 10 Oct 1910
Mother*Ursula A. Britt1 b. Dec 1840, d. 1 Jan 1911
Birth*14 November 1882Mary Ellen Britt was born on 14 November 1882 in Kentucky.1,2
(Daughter) Census US 190012 June 1900Mary E. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 12 June 1900 in the household of her parents in Buffalo, Craighead County, Arkansas. She was 17 years old.3
Marriage*14 July 1902She married Clay Clark, son of ______ Fisk and Ophelia Albright, on 14 July 1902 in Poinsett County, Arkansas.4,5,2
Death*9 December 1944She died on 9 December 1944 at age 622
Burial* and was buried in Willis Cemetery, Greenfield, Poinsett County, Arkansas.2

Family

Clay Clark b. 27 Oct 1882, d. 19 Jun 1963

Citations

  1. [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."
  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, Mary E (Britt) Clark, Memorial# 42567086. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [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.
  4. [S2177] Arkansas, U.S., County Marriages Index, 1837-1957, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 14 July 1902 in Arkansas of Mary Ellen Britt of Harrisburg, Poinsett County, Arkansas, and Clay Clark of Harrisburg, Poinsett County, Arkansas, referencing FHL Film# 1024548. Hereinafter cited as Arkansas, U.S., County Marriages Index, 1837-1957.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Clay Clark, Memorial# 42567098.

Mary I. Britt1

b. 1855, d. before 28 June 1900
Father*George W. Britt2,1,3 b. 4 Jun 1824, d. 9 Jan 1889
Mother*Nancy N. Simmons2,1,4 b. 15 Sep 1822, d. 8 Jan 1916
Birth*1855Mary I. Britt was born about 1855 in Tracy, Barren County, Kentucky.1,2
Name VariationHer full name was Mary Isabella Britt.1
Name VariationShe was called Isabella.5
Marriage*7 July 1879She married, as his first wife, Peter Higgins Steenbergen, son of John L. Steenbergen and Martha Ragland, on 7 July 1879 in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky.6,1,5
Death*before 28 June 1900She died, at less than 45 years of age, before 28 June 1900, the date her husband was enumerated as widowed on the 1900 census in Tracy, Barren County, Kentucky.7

Family

Peter H. Steenbergen b. 22 Sep 1855, d. 18 Apr 1933
Children1.Mautina Steenbergen8,1 b. 20 Feb 1880
2.James Arthur Steenbergen9,1 b. 5 Jun 1881
3.Charles Washington Steenbergen10,1 b. 25 Jan 1883
4.Isabella Steenbergen7 b. Jan 1886
5.Eubert Higgins Steenbergen11,1 b. 13 Jun 1892

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, Mary Isabella (Britt) Steenbergen, Memorial# 160810580. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Geo W. and Nancy Britt, Year: 1870; Census Place: Tracy, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: M593_445; Page: 737B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George W. Britt, Memorial# 106968098.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy N. (Simmons) Britt, Memorial# 106968316.
  5. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 7 July 1879 in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, USA, of Isabella Britt and P. H. Steenbergen, citing FHL Film# 000551011. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Peter Higgins Steenbergen, Memorial# 39790985.
  7. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Peter H. Steenbergen, Year: 1900; Census Place: Tracy, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 20; Enumeration District: 0013; FHL microfilm: 1240507. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mautina “Tinie” (Steenbergen) Lane, Memorial# 90077498.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James Arthur Steenbergen, Memorial# 39010384.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Charles Washington Steenbergen, Memorial# 114184450.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eubert Higgins Steenbergen Sr., Memorial# 78518522.

Mary Jane Britt1

b. 6 February 1834
Father*William Britt2,1 b. 7 Apr 1793, d. 1864
Mother*Nancy Waller2,1 b. 20 May 1801, d. 9 Feb 1846
Birth*6 February 1834Mary Jane Britt was born on 6 February 1834 in Kentucky.1,2
Name VariationShe was called Polly.2
(Daughter) Death9 February 1846She was 12 years old when her mother died on 9 February 1846 at age 44. Three of Mary Jane's sisters were grown. One was married and a second would marry later that year, leaving her father with four younger children ranging in age from 15 to 5 years.3,1
(Daughter) Marriage27 October 1846Her father married a second time on 27 October 1846 to Rebecca Bailey, who would continue the record keeping in the Britt Family Bible.4,1
(Daughter) Census US 185013 September 1850Polly J. was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 13 September 1850 in the household of her father and stepmother in Division 1, Barren County, Kentucky. She was 16 years old.2

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; 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/…. Hereinafter cited as Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Rebecca Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 367b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 27 October 1846 in Barren, Kentucky, USA, of William Britt and Rebecca Bailey, citing FHL Film# 000209756. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.

Mary Britt Jr.1

Father*Benjamin Britt1 b. 1785, d. b 15 Aug 1843
Mother*Mary __?__1 b. 1785
Birth*Mary Britt Jr. was probably born in Tennessee or Kentucky.1
(4th Daughter) 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

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).

Melvina A. Britt1

b. 23 February 1824, d. 20 October 1866
Father*Nelson Britt1,2 b. 1783
Mother*Huldah Huddleston1,3 b. 1789
Birth*23 February 1824Melvina A. Britt was born on 23 February 1824 in Howard Township, Washington County, Indiana.1
Marriage*27 January 1844She married, as his first wife, George Washington Colgazier, son of John Daniel Colgazier and Susanna Beck, on 27 January 1844 in Washington County.4,1
Death*20 October 1866She died on 20 October 1866 in Washington County at age 42.1

Family

George Washington Colgazier b. 15 Jul 1819, d. 12 Jul 1908

Citations

  1. [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/LC55-T4G. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  2. [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
  3. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L9PC-HLM
  4. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LH4D-RCH

Melvina J. Britt1

b. 23 September 1872, d. 24 July 1945
Father*Benjamin Britt1 b. 5 Oct 1834, d. 10 Oct 1910
Mother*Ursula A. Britt1 b. Dec 1840, d. 1 Jan 1911
Birth*23 September 1872Melvina J. Britt was born on 23 September 1872 in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky.1,2
(Daughter) Census US 188010 June 1880Melvina was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 10 June 1880 in the household of her parents in Piney, Oregon County, Missouri. She was 8 years old and had not been taught to read or write.3
Marriage*29 June 1892She married Robert C. Benson, son of James W. Benson, on 29 June 1892 in Harrisburg, Poinsett County, Arkansas.2,4,1
(Wife) Death17 October 1920Melvina became a widow when Robert Cornelius Benson died on 17 October 1920 at age 65.4
Death*24 July 1945She died on 24 July 1945 in Bay, Craighead County, Arkansas, at age 722,1
Burial*28 July 1945 and was buried on 28 July 1945 in Holly Springs Cemetery, Harrisburg, Poinsett County, Arkansas.1

Family

Robert C. Benson b. 17 Apr 1855, d. 17 Oct 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, Mell Vine “Melvina or Mel” Benson, Memorial# 49929660. 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. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Robert Cornelius “R C” Benson, Memorial# 129180500.

Mildred Britt1

b. 1785, d. March 1844
Father*Obadiah Britt1 b. 15 Mar 1763, d. 1 Aug 1862
Mother*Sarah Wheeler1 b. 10 Feb 1763, d. 15 Jul 1855
Birth*1785Mildred Britt was born about 1785 in Albemarle County, Virginia.1
Name VariationShe was called Millie.1
Marriage*25 December 1809She married Samuel Colvin on 25 December 1809.1
Death*March 1844She died in March 1844 in Barren County, Kentucky, at about age 59.1

Family

Samuel Colvin
Child1.Sarah Colvin+2 b. 1813, d. b 20 Oct 1858

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. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Russell M. and Sarah Barrack, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 335b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

Milley Britt1

b. 19 July 1763
Father*John Britt1
Mother*Winifred Conolly1
Birth*19 July 1763Milley Britt was born on 19 July 1763 in Goochland County, Virginia,1
Baptism11 September 1763 and was baptized there on 11 September 1763.1

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.

Molly Britt1

b. 10 January 1766
Father*John Britt1
Mother*Winifred Conolly1
Birth*10 January 1766Molly Britt was born on 10 January 1766 in Goochland County, Virginia,1
Baptism31 March 1766 and was baptized there on 31 March 1766.1

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.

Nancy Britt1

b. 22 February 1824
Father*William Britt1 b. 7 Apr 1793, d. 1864
Mother*Nancy Waller1 b. 20 May 1801, d. 9 Feb 1846
Birth*22 February 1824Nancy Britt was born on 22 February 1824 in Kentucky.1,2
(Daughter) Death9 February 1846She was 21 years old when her mother died on 9 February 1846 at age 44. Two of Nancy's sisters were also grown. One was married and Nancy would marry later that year, leaving her father with four younger children ranging in age from 15 to 5 years.3,1
Marriage*23 July 1846She married first Anderson T. Wood on 23 July 1846 in Barren County, Kentucky.4,2
(Daughter) Marriage27 October 1846Her father married a second time on 27 October 1846 to Rebecca Bailey, who would continue the record keeping in the Britt Family Bible.5,1
(Wife) Deathbetween 1852 and 1857Nancy became a widow with three very young children when Anderson T. Wood died, probably in his early 30s between 1852 and 1857.6
Marriage*before 1859She married second Ellison P. Coates before 1859.6
Census US 1860*30 July 1860Nancy and Ellison P. Coates were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 30 July 1860 in District 2, Glasgow Post Office, Barren County, Kentucky. Ellison was 43 years of age and a farmer with a personal estate valued at $50, and Nancy was 36 years of age. Neither was able to read or write. Their household consisted of the three children from Nancy's first marriage, and the couple's first child. Eliza J., Martha E., who was enumerated as Elizabeth, and William Wood were ages 12, 10 and 8 years, respectively, and James Coates was 9 months old.6
Census US 1870*8 September 1870Nancy and Ellison P. Coates were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 8 September 1870 in Tracy, Barren County, Kentucky. Ellison was 53 years of age and a farmer with a personal estate valued at $100, and Nancy was 45 years of age and keeping house. Nancy's daughter, Elizabeth Wood, who was 21 years old, and the couple's son, James A. Coates, who was age 10, were enumerated with their parents in 1870. Nancy's married daughter, Eliza Jane (Wood) Britt, was enumerated with her husband, Robert Britt, in their own household in 1870, and Nancy's son, William A. Wood, who was 18 years old, was enumerated in the household of Nancy's 1st cousin 1 time removed, Obadiah Britt.7

Family 1

Anderson T. Wood b. 1824, d. bt 1852 - 1857
Children1.Eliza J. Wood+6 b. 9 Oct 1847, d. 23 Mar 1942
2.Martha E. Wood2,8 b. 10 Mar 1850, d. 16 Jan 1929
3.William A. Wood6 b. 11 Jun 1852

Family 2

Ellison P. Coates b. 1817
Child1.James A. Coates6 b. 1859

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; 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/…. Hereinafter cited as Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Anderson T. and Nancy Wood, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 387a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  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. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 23 July 1846 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, of Nancy Britt and Anderson T. Wood, citing FHL Film# 000209756. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  5. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 27 October 1846 in Barren, Kentucky, USA, of William Britt and Rebecca Bailey, citing FHL Film# 000209756.
  6. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of E. P. and Nancy Coats, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 2, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 945. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Ellison P. and Nancy Coates, Year: 1870; Census Place: Tracy, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: M593_445; Page: 731A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  8. [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 Elizabeth (Wood) Houchens, Memorial# 133087839. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Nancy Britt1

b. 15 August 1795, d. 8 November 1857
Father*John Britt1,2 b. 10 Sep 1759, d. 22 Apr 1823
Mother*Nancy Ann Adams1,3 b. 28 Dec 1763, d. 1799
Birth*15 August 1795Nancy Britt was born on 15 August 1795 in Virginia.1
(Daughter) Death1799She was probably about 4 years old when her mother died at about age 35, leaving Nancy's father with five or six children ranging in age from teenagers to about age 4.4
(Daughter) Death22 April 1823She was 27 years of age and soon to be married when her father died on 22 April 1823 at age 63.5,6,7
Marriage Bond19 January 1824A marriage bond was issued in the sum of £50 to John Haines and Benjamin Britt, on 19 January 1824 in Barren County, Kentucky, the condition of the obligation being the marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between John Haines and Nancy Britt, Benjamin's sister.8
Marriage*19 January 1824She married John Haines on or shortly after 19 January 1824 in Barren County, Kentucky.9
Relocation*About the time of their father's death Nancy Britt and Obadiah F. Britt moved from Tennessee to Kentucky to join other members of their extended Britt family who had already relocated and were settled in Barren County, Kentucky.10,11,12,13,14
Death*8 November 1857She died on 8 November 1857 in Sangamon County, Illinois, at age 621,15
Burial* and was buried in Vigal Cemetery, Pawnee, Sangamon County.15

Family

John Haines b. 5 Mar 1804, d. 11 Apr 1880

Citations

  1. [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/LK7V-4MR. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  2. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L4W5-8V6
  3. [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
  4. [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.
  5. [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/…
  6. [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/….
  7. [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/….
  8. [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.
  9. [S1698] Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 19 January 1824 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, of Nancy Britt and John Haines. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850.
  10. [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.
  11. [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.
  12. [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.
  13. [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.
  14. [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.
  15. [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, Nancy Haines, Memorial# 61171068. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Nancy Britt1,2

b. 1813, d. 1873
Father*Benjamin Britt1,2 b. 1785, d. b 15 Aug 1843
Mother*Mary __?__3,4,1,2 b. 1785
Birth*1813Nancy Britt was born about 1813 in Tennessee.5
Marriage Bond29 January 1827A marriage bond was issued to Will Bridges and Ben Britt on 29 January 1827 in Barren County, Kentucky, the obligation being the intended marriage between Will Bridges and Nancy Britt, Ben's daughter. A license was issued, on the same day, for the couple to marry.2
Marriage*February 1827She married William Bridges in February 1827 in Barren County, Kentucky.2
(Wife) Deathbefore 15 August 1843Nancy became a widow when William Bridges died before 15 August 1843, probably at about age 35. On that date, Nancy was able to make her own decisions regarding land she had inherited from her father's estate. In the case of her other two married sisters, their husbands were involved in making the decisions for their wives.1
(2nd Daughter) 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
Census US 1850*28 September 1850Nancy Bridges was enumerated as the head of her household on the 1850 census taken on 28 September 1850 in Division 1, Barren County, Kentucky. She was 37 years of age, was unable to read or write, her five children were enumerated with her. Benjamin was 20 years old and working as a farmer; Frances was age 18; Stephen was 16 years old and working as a farmer; and Rebecca E. and John C. were ages 14 and 10 years, respectively.5
Death*1873She died in 1873 in Missouri City, Clay County, Missouri, at about age 70.6

Family

William Bridges d. b 15 Aug 1843
Children1.Benjamin Bridges5 b. 1830
2.Frances Bridges5 b. 1832
3.Stephen Bridges5 b. 1834
4.Rebecca E. Bridges5 b. 1836
5.John Calvin Bridges+7,5 b. 17 May 1840, d. 17 May 1927

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. [S2231] Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, marriage bond and license issued on 29 January 1827 in Barren County, Kentucky, to Ben Britt and Will Bridges, the condition of the obligation being the intended marriage between Will Bridges and Nancy Britt, who were married in February 1827, citing FHL Film# 209751, Digital# 005552448, images 923-924 of 1183. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954.
  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/LTQZ-CTN. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  4. [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-XN7
  5. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nancy Bridges, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 387a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  6. [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, Nancy Renee (Britt) Bridges, Memorial# 149415558. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Calvin Bridges, Memorial# 108437458.

Nancy Ann Carperna Britt1

b. 4 October 1876, d. 8 October 1950
Father*Benjamin Britt1 b. 5 Oct 1834, d. 10 Oct 1910
Mother*Ursula A. Britt1 b. Dec 1840, d. 1 Jan 1911
Name VariationShe was called Annie.1
Birth*4 October 1876Nancy Ann Carperna Britt was probably born about 4 October 1876 in Kentucky.2,3,4,1
(Daughter) Census US 188010 June 1880Nancy was enumerated as Carperna on the 1880 census taken on 10 June 1880 in the household of her parents in Piney, Oregon County, Missouri. She was 3 years old.4
Marriage License25 November 1897A marriage license was issued to Annie Britt and T. J. Lamkins in Craighead County, Arkansas, on 25 November 18975
Marriage*27 November 1897 and she married, as her first husband, T. J. Lamkins on 27 November 1897 in Hancock, Craighead County, Arkansas.1,6,7
(Daughter) Census US 190012 June 1900Nancy Lamkins was enumerated with her baby daughter on the 1900 census taken on 12 June 1900 in the household of her parents in Buffalo, Craighead County, Arkansas. She was 23 years old and a widow, and her daughter, Tillie M. Lamkins, was 1 year old.3
Marriage*26 March 1905She married second, as his second wife, Joseph M. Mason on 26 March 1905 in Poinsett County, Arkansas.1
Census US 1910*27 April 1910Nancy and Joseph M. Mason were enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 27 April 1910 in Greenfield, Poinsett County, Arkansas. J. M. was 57 years of age and reported he had been married twice before, and Nancy was 36 years of age, reported she had been married once before and had given birth to four children, two of whom were living. Joseph and Nancy had been married for five years, and Joseph worked as a farm laborer. The couple's two children were enumerated with them in 1910. Archie Eugene was 4 years old; and Ivy Elviry was age 1.8
Marriage-Possible*It's possible she may have married ______ Hill and that they had a daughter they named Frances and called Frankie.9,10,1
Marriage*10 January 1917She married, possibly for the fourth time, as his second wife, Frank Hart on 10 January 1917 in Muskogee County, Oklahoma.1,11
Census US 1920*28 January 1920Nancy and Frank Hart were enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 28 January 1920 in Moore, Muskogee County, Oklahoma. Frank was 59 years of age and a teamster in the oilfield industry, and Nancy was 45 years of age. They rented their house, and both were able to read and write. Four children were enumerated with them in 1920, and all were recorded with the surname Hart. We know, however, that Archie and Ivy, ages 13 and 9 years, respectively, were Nancy's children from her previous marriage with Joseph Mason. Archie was able to read and write and neither of the Mason children had attended school within the census year. We suspect that Frankie Hart, age 6, was the mysterious Frankie Hill, and believe that Woodrow Hart, who was about 3 years old, was the son of Frank and Nancy.12
Marriage*12 December 1925She married, as her fifth husband, Andrew Adams on 12 December 1925 in Craighead County, Arkansas.1,13
Census US 1930*23 April 1930Nancy Adams was enumerated as the head of her household on the 1930 census taken on 23 April 1930 in Wynne, Cross County, Arkansas. She was a widow, 55 years of age, reported she had been 15 years old at her first marriage, and worked for wages as a laborer on a cotton farm. She rented her home, which was on a farm, and her son, Woodrow F. Hart, who was recorded as age 15, resided with her and also worked for wages as a laborer on a cotton farm.14
Marriage*6 September 1931She married sixth Henry M. Morgan on 6 September 1931 in Cross County, Arkansas.1,15
Census US 1940*26 April 1940Nancy Morgan was enumerated as the head of her household on the 1940 census taken on 26 April 1940 in Smith, Cross County, Arkansas. She had again been widowed, was 65 years of age and unable to work. She had completed her education through the 2nd grade of elementary school, and rented her house which was on a farm. Two of her children were enumerated with her in 1940. Ivy Mason was 31 years of age, single, had completed her education through the 3rd grade of elementary school, and was doing the home housework. Woodrow Hart, who was enumerated as Woodrow Mason, was 22 years of age, had attended school within the census year, and had completed his education through the 4th grade of elementary school. He also worked for wages as a farm laborer. He had worked for 52 weeks in 1939 and earned $300, and had worked for 20 hours the week before the census was taken. Although not in the same place, they had all lived in rural Cross County, Arkansas in 1935.16
Death*8 October 1950She died on 8 October 1950 in Harrisburg, Poinsett County, Arkansas, at age 741
Burial* and was buried as Nancy Ann Carperna “Annie” (Britt) Mason in Holly Springs Cemetery, Harrisburg.1

Family 1

T. J. Lamkins b. 1874, d. b 12 Jun 1900
Child1.Tillie M. Lamkins3 b. Sep 1898

Family 2

Joseph M. Mason b. 1849
Children1.Archie Eugene Mason17,1,8 b. 25 Mar 1906
2.Ivy Elviry Mason18,1,8 b. 10 Jun 1909

Family 3

______ Hill

Family 4

Child1.Frances Hill9 b. 1 Jan 1914

Family 5

Thomas Francis Hart b. Jul 1860
Child1.Woodrow F. Hart12 b. 10 Mar 1916

Family 6

Andrew Adams b. 1867

Family 7

Henry M. Morgan

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, Nancy Ann Carperna “Annie” (Britt) Mason, Memorial# 121183027. 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, reporting her date of birth as 19 March 1880, while her Find a Grave Memorial reported it as 4 October 1872. On the 1880 census she was recorded as 3 years old and on the 1900 census her birth was recorded as October 1876, and her age as 23 years. We suspect the information on the 1900 census is the most accurate. Hereinafter cited as "Benjamin Franklin Britt and Ursula Ann Britt Family Group Sheet."
  3. [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.
  4. [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.
  5. [S2272] Arkansas, U.S., County Marriages Index, 1837-1957, online at www.familysearch.org, marriage license issued on 25 November 1897 to T. J. Lamkins, age 23, of Mangrum, Craighead County, Arkansas, and Annie Britt, age 20, of Hancock, Craighead County, Arkansas, citing FHL Film# 1302581, Digital# 4338431, image# 342 of 671. Hereinafter cited as Arkansas, U.S., County Marriages Index, 1837-1957.
  6. [S2274] Arkansas, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 27 November 1897 of T. J. Lamkins and Annie Britt in Craighead County, Arkansas. Hereinafter cited as Arkansas, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900.
  7. [S2272] Arkansas, U.S., County Marriages Index, 1837-1957, online at www.familysearch.org, marriage on 27 November 1897 to T. J. Lamkins, age 23, of Mangrum, Craighead County, Arkansas, and Annie Britt, age 20, of Hancock, Craighead County, Arkansas, citing FHL Film# 1302581, Digital# 4338431, image# 342 of 671.
  8. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of J. M. and Nancy Mason, Year: 1910; Census Place: Greenfield, Poinsett, Arkansas; Roll: T624_61; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0112; FHL microfilm: 1374074. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Frances “Frankie” (Hill) Loveless, Memorial# 11292313.
  10. [S2273] Nellie Stanley, compiler, "Benjamin Franklin Britt and Ursula Ann Britt Family Group Sheet". Downloaded from the Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com) Memorial# 49929469 for Lucinda Elizabeth "Dollie" (Britt) Banks, reporting Nancy Ann Britt's first husband's surname was Hill, his first name not known; although we know that Hill was not her first husband, he may have been her third, if the Find a Grave Memorial for Frances "Frankie" (Hill) Lovelace, identifying Nancy Ann Britt as Frankie's mother is correct.
  11. [S2175] Oklahoma, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1890-1995, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 10 January 1917 in Muskogee County, Oklahoma, USA, of Nancy Mason, age 41, born about 1876, and Frank Hart, age 55, born about 1862, referencing Film# 001312400. Hereinafter cited as Oklahoma, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1890-1995.
  12. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Frank and Nancy Hart, Year: 1920; Census Place: Moore, Muskogee, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1477; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 71. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S2208] Arkansas, Marriage Certificates, 1917-1969, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage license issued on 12 December 1925 in Craighead County, Arkansas, USA, to Mr. Andrew Adams, age 58 , born about 1867, a resident of Trumann, Poinsett County, Arkansas, and Mrs. Nancy Hart, age 45, also of Trumann, Poinsett County, citing Arkansas Department of Vital Records, Little Rock, Arkansas, Marriage Certificates, Year 1925, Film# 2. Hereinafter cited as Arkansas, Marriage Certificates, 1917-1969.
  14. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nancy Adams, Year: 1930; Census Place: Wynne, Cross, Arkansas; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0018; FHL microfilm: 2339807. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  15. [S2177] Arkansas, U.S., County Marriages Index, 1837-1957, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 6 September 1931 in Cross County, Arkansas of Nancy Adams of Colt, Saint Francis County, Arkansas, age 50, born about 1881, and H. M. Morgan of Colt, St Francis County, Arkansas, age 69; marriage license dated 5 September 1931, referencing FHL Film# 2230526. Hereinafter cited as Arkansas, U.S., County Marriages Index, 1837-1957.
  16. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nancy Morgan, Year: 1940; Census Place: Smith, Cross, Arkansas; Roll: m-t0627-00132; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 19-12A. Hereinafter cited as 1940 United States Federal Census.
  17. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Archie Eugene Mason, Memorial# 46690781.
  18. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ivy Elviry Baldwin, Memorial# 118639424.