Nancy Jane Britt1,2,3,4

b. 30 November 1856
Father*John Britt1 b. 5 May 1829, d. 17 Mar 1863
Mother*Sarah Wheeler1 b. 1823
Birth*30 November 1856Nancy Jane Britt was born on 30 November 1856 in Barren County, Kentucky.1,4
(Daughter) Death17 March 1863She was 6 years old when her father died on 17 March 1863 at age 33, leaving Nancy's mother with four young children5,6
(Daughter) Marriagebefore 8 September 1870 and she was about age 12 when her mother married, before 8 September 1870, a second time to John T. Elmore, who had had nine children with his first wife, who had also died.7
(Daughter) Census US 18708 September 1870Nancy J. was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 8 September 1870 in the household of her mother and stepfather in Tracy, Barren County, Kentucky. She was 14 years old.7
Marriage*13 December 1877She married Alexander Houchens on 13 December 1877 in Barren County, Kentucky.8

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Sally Britt, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 2, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 948. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Nancy J Houchens on 4 February 1947 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, born on 20 November 1854 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, to John and Sallie Britt, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy Jane (Britt) Houchens, Memorial# 125263075. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S1687] Kentucky, U.S., Birth Records, 1847-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Nancy Jane Britt on 30 November 1856 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, daughter of John Britt and Sally Wheeler. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Birth Records, 1847-1911.
  5. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, The Life and Times of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler Britt, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Biographical and genealogical information about Obadiah Britt, Jr. (1763-1862) and about his wife, Sarah (Wheeler) Britt (1763-1855) and some of their descendants. They married in 1785 and lived in Albemarle County, Virginia and Barren County, Kentucky. Includes an index, a helpful table of contents and excellent documentation of sources. (Indianapolis, Indiana: C. B. Conner, 1981), page 105, Family Group Sheet for Jane L. Britt nee Powell and Obadiah Britt, Jr. Hereinafter cited as Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler.
  6. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler, pages 176-177, photo copy and transcription of a page from the Britt Family Bible of Obadiah Britt, Jr. and Jane Powell Britt.
  7. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John T. and Sallie Elmore, Year: 1870; Census Place: Tracy, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: M593_445; Page: 732A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 13 December 1877 at John Elmore's, in the presence of Rogert Elmore and Page Elmore in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, of Nancy J. Britt and Alexander Houchens, after marriage bond issued on 10 December 1877 in Glasgow, Barren County, to Alexander Houchens and John P. Elmore, citing FHL Film# 000551011. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.

Nancy Mary Britt1

b. 5 December 1856
Father*William Nelson Britt1 b. 19 Aug 1830, d. 8 Mar 1863
Mother*Martha Ann Bailey1 b. 10 Apr 1830, d. 17 Mar 1900
Birth*5 December 1856Nancy Mary Britt was born on 5 December 1856 in Kentucky.1

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.

Nannie Britt1

b. 9 October 1756
Father*John Britt1
Mother*Winifred Conolly1
Birth*9 October 1756Nannie Britt was born on 9 October 1756 in Goochland County, Virginia,1
Baptism28 November 1756 and was baptized there on 28 November 1756.1

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.

Nelson Britt1

b. 24 May 1841, d. 12 January 1903
Father*Obadiah Britt Jr.1,2,3 b. 13 Apr 1799, d. a 15 Oct 1872
Mother*Jane L. Powell1,4,3 b. 11 Jan 1807, d. 2 May 1883
Birth*24 May 1841Nelson Britt was born on 24 May 1841 in Barren County, Kentucky.1,3
Name VariationHe was called Nels.3
(Son) Census US 185030 August 1850Nelson was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 29 and 30 August 1850 in the household of his parents in Division 1, Barren County, Kentucky. He was 9 years old and had attended school within the year.5
Marriage*24 October 1862He married Mary T. Carver, daughter of Elisha Carver and Louisa Harrison, on 24 October 1862 in Barren County, Kentucky.1,6,7,3
(Son) Census US 18709 September 1870Nelson was enumerated with his wife and their four children on the 1870 census taken on 9 September 1870 in the household of his parents in Tracy, Barren County, Kentucky. He was 29 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $500. His wife, Mary T., was 29 years of age and assisted with the housekeeping. The couple's children, James, William I., and Alice J., were ages 7, 5 and 3 years, respectively, and baby Luther S. was one year old.8
(Son) Will15 October 1872Identifying himself as Obadiah Britt Sr., probably because his nephew, Obadiah S. Britt, resided nearby, Nelson's father prepared his will dated 15 October 1872 in Barren County, Kentucky. He named his only surviving son, Nelson Britt, his three surviving daughters, Sally Britt, Elizabeth (Britt) Houchens and Jane (Britt) Bewley, a grandson, John W. Woodcock, who was the son of his deceased daughter Ann Eliza (Britt) Woodcock, and a granddaughter, Artelia Britt, a daughter of his deceased son John Britt. Obadiah also mentioned his wife, Jane L. (Powell) Britt, although he did not name her, and mentioned Louisa (Harrison) Carver, the widowed mother of his daughter-in-law, Mary T. (Carver) Britt, wife of his son Nelson. He also named two neighbors with land adjacent to his, James H. Houchens, who was his grandnephew, and John Devasher. Signing as witnesses were John T. Rogers and Obadiah's brother, John W. Britt. Regarding his land, Obadiah made several mentions of a "creek", and we note that he was referring to Peter's Creek in Barren County, Kentucky.

To his son Nelson Britt, he gave all of his tract of land "on this side of the creek" including his residence, and the bottom field on the other side of the creek next to John Devasher, to have the land on the top of the bluff. He also gave his son Nelson the interest he owned in the dower land of Mrs. Carver, reserving to his wife her dower in the same. To his daughter Sally he gave the room in his house that he then occupied, and directed that his son Nelson pay for her support out of the land during her life, and at her death to go to Nelson. To his grandson, John W. Woodcock, he gave 60 acres of the tract over the creek to be laid off next to James Houchens. To his daughters, Elizabeth Houchens and Jane Bewley, he gave them each $400 in the land over the creek, and directed that if the land should be purchased by his son, he was to have his own time in paying for it and was not to be harassed by law. To his granddaughter, Artelia Britt, he gave a cow, a bed and bed clothing. He also gave to his wife during her life, his household and kitchen furniture and, if there was a surplus of his personal property after paying his debts, and also a surplus arising from the sale of the land over the creek, said surplus was to be divided between Nelson Britt, Elizabeth Houchens, Jane Bewley and his daughter, Sally Britt. He appointed his daughter, Jane Bewley, executrix of his last will and testament, further directing that he wanted no appraisement of his property. Obadiah Britt signed and dated his will on 15 October 1872, with his brother, John W. Britt, and John T. Rogers signing as witnesses. Jane Bewley was interviewed before signing, and made her X mark.9,10,11,12
Death*12 January 1903He died on 12 January 1903 in Barren County, Kentucky, at age 611,3
Burial* and was buried in Powell Cemetery, Barren County.3

Family

Mary T. Carver b. 18 Oct 1841, d. 22 Nov 1938
Children1.James T. Britt13 b. 1 Aug 1862
2.William Isaac Britt14,15 b. 2 Apr 1865, d. 4 Sep 1948
3.Alice Jane Britt16 b. 6 Jun 1867
4.Luther S. Britt17 b. 8 Jul 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 105, Family Group Sheet for Jane L. Britt nee Powell and Obadiah Britt, Jr. Hereinafter cited as Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Obadiah F. Britt III, Memorial# 46452996. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nelson “Nels” Britt, Memorial# 114350749.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jane Lee Tinsley (Powell) Britt, Memorial# 46458474.
  5. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Obadiah and Jane L. Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 352b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 24 October 1862 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, of Nelson Britt, age 20, and Mary T Carver, also age 20, citing FHL Film# 000216816. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Tom (Carver) Britt, Memorial# 114350717.
  8. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Obadiah and Jane L. Britt, Year: 1870; Census Place: Tracy, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: M593_445; Page: 732B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, typed transcription of will dated 15 October 1872 of Obadiah Britt Sr. in Barren County, Kentucky, and proved on 19 October 1872, referencing Barren County Will Books, pages 185-186, digital images 57-58 of 320. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989.
  10. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935. Microfilm of original and typescript at the Barren County courthouse in Glasgow, Kentucky; includes general index: Film# 209724, Digital# 7899153, Book K, pages 118-119, image# 376 of 541; Obadiah Britt, grantee, from the estate of John P. Finnie, grantor, 485 acres on Peter's Creek, Barren County, Kentucky; on 35 microfilm rolls, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky).
  11. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209725, Digital# 7899154, Book L, page 232, image# 123 of 584; Obadiah Britt Jr., grantee, from Joseph and Polly Huckabee, grantors, 105 acres on Peter's Creek, Barren County, Kentucky; on 35 microfilm rolls.
  12. [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.
  13. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James T. “Jim Tobe” Britt, Memorial# 114350540.
  14. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Isaac “Dink” Britt, Memorial# 53176600.
  15. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of William Isaac Britt on 4 September 1948 in Allen County, Kentucky, USA, born on 2 April 1865 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, to Nelson Britt and Mary Carver, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965.
  16. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Alice Jane (Britt) Carver, Memorial# 114350939.
  17. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Luther S Britt, Memorial# 64988020.

Nelson Britt1

b. 1783
Father*John Britt1,2,3 b. 10 Sep 1759, d. 22 Apr 1823
Mother*Nancy Ann Adams1,4,3 b. 28 Dec 1763, d. 1799
Birth*1783Nelson Britt was born about 1783 in Virginia.1
(Son) Death1799He was probably about 16 years old when his mother died at about age 35, leaving Nelson's father with five or six children ranging in age from teenagers to about age 4.5
(Son) RelocationAfter the death of their mother, their father moved with his children to Washington County, Tennessee.6
(Son) Marriage1806His father married a second time to Mary Ford about 1806, probably in Tennessee.5,7
Marriage*1810He married Huldah Huddleston, daughter of Samuel Huddleston and Sarah Watts, in 1810 in Kanawha County, Virginia, which became a county in West Virginia in 1861 when West Virginia became a state.8
(Son) Death22 April 1823He was about 40 years of age and married when his father died on 22 April 1823 at age 63.9,10,11
Relocation*About the time of his father's death, Nelson and Huldah moved with their baby daughter to Washington County, Indiana.1,12

Family

Huldah Huddleston b. 1789
Children1.Marine Britt13,3 b. 1820
2.Singleton Britt14 b. 1823
3.Melvina A. Britt15,3 b. 23 Feb 1824, d. 20 Oct 1866
4.Albert Perry Britt16 b. 17 Sep 1827, d. 8 May 1877

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nelson and Huldah Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Jackson, Washington, Indiana; Roll: 179; Page: 270a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  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/L4W5-8V6. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  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
  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/LQ5R-ZBV
  5. [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.
  6. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, The Life and Times of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler Britt, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Biographical and genealogical information about Obadiah Britt, Jr. (1763-1862) and about his wife, Sarah (Wheeler) Britt (1763-1855) and some of their descendants. They married in 1785 and lived in Albemarle County, Virginia and Barren County, Kentucky. Includes an index, a helpful table of contents and excellent documentation of sources. (Indianapolis, Indiana: C. B. Conner, 1981), pages 32-33, citing Albemarle County, Virginia Deed Book #15, pages 138-139, John Britt to Obadiah Britt, dated 3 November 1804, 76½ acres, lying on the waters of Moores Creek. Hereinafter cited as Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler.
  7. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/26L7-G5R
  8. [S1387] West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Nelson Britt and Huldah Huddleston in 1810 in Kanawha County. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia Marriages Index 1785-1971.
  9. [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/…
  10. [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/….
  11. [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/….
  12. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L62Y-ZQY
  13. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/MYQG-LBC
  14. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Singleton Britt, Memorial# 46094729. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  15. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LC55-T4G
  16. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LM9F-GWH

Obadiah Britt1,2

b. 15 March 1763, d. 1 August 1862
Father*Obadiah Britt3,2,4 b. 1730, d. Sep 1797
Mother*Ann Thomson3,2,4 b. 1730, d. 1810
Birth*15 March 1763Obadiah Britt was born on 15 March 1763 in Goochland County, Virginia,1,2,5
Baptism24 April 1763 and was baptized there on 24 April 1763.2
Marriage*10 February 1785He married Sarah Wheeler, daughter of Micajah Wheeler and Sarah Martin, on 10 February 1785 in Albemarle County, Virginia.1,6,7,5
(Son) Will3 September 1795His father prepared his will dated 3 September 1795 in Albemarle County, Virginia, naming his wife, Ann Britt, his four sons, William Britt, John Britt, Obadiah Britt and Archelus Britt, and a deceased daughter, Elizabeth Bailey. His objective was to treat all of his children equally, and appears to have specifically named the five for reasons other than inheritance. His four other daughters were very possibly also living.

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

The will was signed and sealed by Obadiah Britt in the presence of witnesses John Buster, Micajah Wheeler, Sr. and William Smith.8
Land Records*5 October 1798Brothers John Britt and Obadiah Britt purchased a farm together on 5 October 1798 in Albemarle County, Virginia, for the sum of £180. The farm contained 181 acres and was located on both sides of Biscuit Run, a branch of Moores Creek.9
Land Records3 November 1804John Britt of Bridgewater, in the County of Plymouth, purchased land in Albemarle County, Virginia, with his son Obadiah Britt of Freetown, a yeoman, from John Britt, a yeoman, for the sum of $275. The deed was recorded on 3 November 1804. containing 76½ acres and lying on the waters of Moores Creek.10
Land Records25 July 1817In preparation for his extended family's relocation from Virginia and Tennessee to Kentucky, Obadiah paid $700 on 25 July 1817 to purchase land on the waters of Skaggs Creek, Barren County, Kentucky, from William Wallace and his wife Nancy. The land was identified as bounded: Beginning at a corner, a walnut on Raccoon Creek, thence South 32¼ degrees West 64 poles to a sassafras, sugar tree and hickory, thence South 88¾ degrees West 106 poles to a hickory and two dogwoods, thence North 5 degrees West 121½ poles to a sugar tree and a dogwood, thence North 87½ degrees East 115½ poles to Raccoon Creek, thence to the Beginning, up the said creek, including by estimation 97 7/8 acres, be the same more or less.11
(Appraiser) Estate8 December 1823At the direction of the court in Barren County, Kentucky, Matthew Ralston, Obadiah Britt and Ambrose Kinslow appraised the inventory of the estate of Colby Tinsley, deceased. Their report was submitted on 8 December 1823 to Thomas Winn, who had served the County as Justice of the Peace for many years. Colby's estate was valued at $54.50, and his estate was settled before the end of the year by his father-in-law, Andrew Carpenter, who had been appointed the estate's Administrator.12,13
Relocation*1824 About 1824, after the death of his brother, John, Obadiah and Sarah moved their family from Virginia to Barren County, Kentucky, where Obadiah had already acquired land in 1817. By 1830 many members of the extended Britt family were living in Kentucky.14,15,16,17,18
Land Records*19 November 1824Obadiah Britt purchased 485 acres of land on Peters Creek, Barren County, Kentucky, from the estate of John P. Finnie on 19 November 1824 for and in consideration of three horses valued at $300. The tract or parcel of land was described as situate, lying and being in the county of Barren and state of Kentucky on Peter's Creek and bounded as follows: beginning at a rock and dogwood, thence South 85 degrees East 278 poles crossing Peter's Creek twice to a sugar-tree sycamore and ironwood, thence North 16 degrees West 16 poles crossing the creek to a chestnut, thence down the creek bounding thereon to a white oak and beech on the bank of the creek, thence North 17 degrees 308 poles to two beeches on a branch, thence North 78 degrees West 116 poles to two black oaks, the original corner, thence South 11 degrees West 400 poles to the beginning; containing 485 acres more or less, it being the one-half of the tract of land patented to John and James Finnie, assignee of Churchill Gibbs. The deed was recorded by the clerk of Barren County, Kentucky on 21 March 1825.19
Land Records*12 February 1837Obadiah Britt Sr. sold 212 acres of land on Barren County, Kentucky, to his son, John W. Britt, on 12 February 1837 for the sum of $636. The certain parcel of land, together with all its appurtenances and improvements, was described as being on the waters of Peter's Creek and bounded as follows: beginning at two beeches on the point of a hill, corner to Devasher, who was likely the father of Alexander L. Devasher, and Wheeler, whom we believe was Obadiah's son-in-law, Zachariah Wheeler, thence with Devasher's line North 16 degrees East 50 poles to two maples and a beech, thence North 30 degrees West 50 poles to an elm and a sugar-tree, thence North 57 degrees West 12 poles to a large black walnut and two small sugar-trees, thence South 52 degrees West 40 poles to three small beeches on the bank of Peter's Creek, thence North 11 degrees East 214 poles to two black oaks and a hickory, thence South 78 degrees East 116 poles to two beeches on a branch, thence South 17 degrees East 244 poles to two beeches and an ash, corner to Zachariah Wheeler, thence with Wheeler's line South 77 degrees West 124 poles to the beginning; containing 212 acres. The deed was recorded by the clerk of Barren County on 18 March 1839.20
Land Records*20 February 1837Obadiah Britt Sr. sold 120 acres of land on Barren County, Kentucky, to his daughter, Martha Wheeler, 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 1839.21
Land Records*4 March 1844Obadiah Britt Sr. transferred 50 acres of land on Barren County, Kentucky, to his son, Obadiah Britt Jr., on 4 March 1844 on the condition that Obadiah Jr. was to allow $200 out of his portion in the final division of his father's estate. The certain parcel of land, together with all that appertained to the same, was described as 50 acres, more or less, situate, lying and being on the waters of Peter's Creek and bounded as follows: beginning at a sugar-tree sycamore and ironwood on the east side of said creek on Finnie's old line, thence down the creek with the meanders of the same to two chestnuts cornering with Obadiah Sr.'s daughter, Martha Wheeler, wife of Zachariah Wheeler. Thence with said Martha's line to a beech and sourwood on the top of the creek bluff on said Obadiah Jr.'s line, thence with said Obadiah's line to the beginning. The deed was recorded by the clerk of Barren County on 4 March 1844, the same day it was prepared.22
Will*12 April 1849Obadiah Britt 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.23
(Grantee) Land Records31 July 1850Obadiah Britt Sr. purchased 100 acres of land on the waters of Skaggs and Peters Creek, Barren County, Kentucky, from Micajah E. Wheeler and Frances Wheeler, his wife, on 31 July 1850 for and in consideration of the sum of $200. The property was described as one piece, parcel or tract of land lying and being in the county and state aforesaid on the waters of Skaggs and Peter's Creek and bounded as follows: beginning at a poplar on Curd's line near the corner of said Wheeler's fence, thence North 20 degrees 76½ poles (crossing the tobacco road at 53 poles) to a small mulberry, hickory, beach and black oak on a path, thence South 89 degrees East 210 poles to three black oaks and a chestnut on Doss's line, thence with said line South 48 degrees West 153 poles to a stone, thence North 73 degrees West 126 poles to the beginning, containing 100 acres. It was also understood and agreed by the parties that the said Micajah E. Wheeler and Frances, his wife, also sold and conveyed to the said Obadiah Britt a pass way 20 feet wide from the beginning corner in this deed along said Wheeler's and Curd's lines to the spring, and that the said Britt and his heirs to have a perpetual (access) to said pass way to said spring, and also to water from the spring for all necessary uses for family use and for stock to drink.

The deed was signed and sealed by M. E. Wheeler and by the X mark of Frances Wheeler, and witnessed by Joseph Renfro and Obadiah's son, John W. Britt. It was proved on 9th August 1850 by the Clerk of Barren County after hearing the oaths of Joseph Renfro and John W. Britt, and by his private examination, apart from her husband, of Frances Wheeler who, after being read the contents of the deed, stated she had freely and willingly consented to it. It was recorded in Barren County on 3 September 1850.24
Census US 1850*28 August 1850Sarah and Obadiah Britt were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 28 August 1850 in Division 1, Barren County, Kentucky. Obadiah was 87 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $930, and Sarah was 86 years of age. The couple's widowed daughter, Eliza A. Powell, was enumerated with her six children in her parents' household in 1850. Eliza was 47 years of age, James A. Powell was 15 years old and working as a farmer; Huldah A. was age 13; Robert was age 12; and the three youngest boys, Nelson T., William J. and John V. Powell were ages 10, 7 and 5 years, respectively.25
(Grantee) Will16 January 1851Micajah E. Wheeler, in his will dated 16 January 1851 in Barren County, Kentucky, stated that he wanted the transaction details, for the land he had recently sold to Obadiah Britt Sr., to be completed.26,27,28
Land Records17 January 1851 On 17 January 1851, Obadiah Britt Sr. sold back to Micajah E. Wheeler the same 100 acres of land on the waters of Barren County, Kentucky, he had purchased from the same Micajah E. Wheeler and his wife six months earlier Obadiah had paid $100 for the land, and Micajah paid $300 to buy it back. After identifying the land as being the same 100 acres conveyed to Britt by Wheeler, the land was further described as beginning at a poplar on Curd's line near the corner of Wheeler's fence, thence North 20 degrees 76½ poles, crossing the tobacco road at 53 poles, to a small mulberry, hickory, beach and black oak on a path, thence South 89 degrees East 210 poles to three black oaks and a chestnut on Doss's line, thence with said line South 48 degrees West 153 poles to a stone, thence North 73 degrees West 126 poles to the beginning. The deed was signed by Obadiah Britt, witnessed by John J. Curd and Joseph Renfro, and recorded in Barren County on 10 March 1852.29
(Husband) Death15 July 1855Obadiah became a widower when Sarah (Wheeler) Britt died on 15 July 1855 at age 92.1,7
Codicil*4 January 1858He prepared a codicil to his will dated 4 January 1858 in Barren County, Kentucky, adding a bequest of $100 to his granddaughter, Caroline Evaline (Wood) Bewley, who was identified, not by name, but only as the wife of Jesse Bewley and an heir of his deceased daughter, Sarah Wood.23
Death*1 August 1862He died on 1 August 1862 in Barren County, Kentucky, at age 991,30,5
Burial* and was buried with his wife in the Powell-Britt Family Cemetery, Lucas, Barren County.1,5,7
Probate5 August 1862The will and codicil of Obadiah Britt were proved, and his estate opened for probate, on 5 August 1862 in Barren County, Kentucky. As directed in the will, his sons, Obadiah Britt Jr., John W. Britt and Joel William Nelson Britt, were appointed the executors.23,31

Family

Sarah Wheeler b. 10 Feb 1763, d. 15 Jul 1855
Children1.Mildred Britt+1 b. 1785, d. Mar 1844
2.Sarah Britt+1 b. 1786, d. 1 Feb 1845
3.Martha Britt+32,1 b. 1787, d. 1863
4.Susanna Britt+1 b. 6 Nov 1794, d. 26 Nov 1881
5.Frances Jane Britt+1,33 b. 1796, d. 22 Nov 1850
6.Obadiah Britt Jr.+1 b. 13 Apr 1799, d. a 15 Oct 1872
7.John W. Britt+1 b. 11 Nov 1805, d. 14 Dec 1882
8.Joel William Nelson Britt+1 b. 2 Nov 1807, d. 15 May 1887
9.Mary Ann Britt1 b. 1809, d. 17 Oct 1855
10.Elizabeth Britt+1 b. 29 Apr 1813

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. [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.
  3. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler, page vi, introduction of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler Britt.
  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. [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, Obediah Britt, Memorial# 202226649. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  6. [S1686] Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1660-1800, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Sarah Wheeler and Obadiah Britt on 10 February 1785 in Albemarle County, Virginia. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1660-1800.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah (Wheeler) Britt, Memorial# 202226714.
  8. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, a transcription of Obadiah Britt’s 1795 will, Albemarle County Court House, Charlottesville, Virginia, proved October Court 1797, Will Book 3, page 330; originally shared by cczink on 03 August 2009, viewed on 18 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/46250030/….
  9. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler, pages 22-27, citing Albemarle County, Virginia Deed Book #14, pages 32-33, James Jones to John Britt and Obadiah Britt, dated 5 October 1798, 121 acres, lying on both sides of, (with today's spelling), Biscuit Run, a branch of Moores Creek.
  10. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler, pages 32-33, citing Albemarle County, Virginia Deed Book #15, pages 138-139, John Britt to Obadiah Britt, dated 3 November 1804, 76½ acres, lying on the waters of Moores Creek.
  11. [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# 209721, Digital# 007896473, Book E, pages 376-377, image# 425 of 511; Obadiah Britt, grantee, from William and Nancy Wallace, grantor, 97 acres on Skaggs 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).
  12. [S2268] Kentucky. County Court (Barren County), Mixed probate records, 1799-1884; general index to wills, 1798-1960. Microfilm of original and typescript at the Barren County courthouse in Glasgow, Kentucky. Contains wills, inventories, appraisements, sale and settlements of estates, and administrator bonds. Includes index in each volume: Film# 209724, Volume 2, pages 286-287, Digital# 4818752, image# 448 of 626, inventory of the estate of Colby Tinsley submitted to the court on 8 December 1823 by Thomas Winn, Administrator; on 5 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Barren County, Kentucky, Mixed probate records, 1799-1884.
  13. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, settlement of the estate of Colby Tinsley in 1823 in Barren County, Kentucky, Andrew Carpenter, Administrator, Hardin Davis, George M. Page and A. D. Roberts, Commissioners, referencing Barren County Will Books, page 335. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989.
  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. Hereinafter cited as 1830 United States Federal Census.
  15. [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.
  16. [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.
  17. [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.
  18. [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.
  19. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209724, Digital# 7899153, Book K, pages 118-119, image# 376 of 541; Obadiah Britt, grantee, from the estate of John P. Finnie, grantor, 485 acres on Peter's Creek, Barren County, Kentucky; on 35 microfilm rolls.
  20. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209727, Digital# 8568124, Book P, page 214, image# 129 of 576; John W. Britt, grantee, from Obadiah Britt Sr., grantor, 212 acres on Peter's Creek, Barren County, Kentucky; on 35 microfilm rolls.
  21. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): 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.
  22. [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.
  23. [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.
  24. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209729, Digital# 8402413, Book T, pages 111-112, image# 62-63 of 579; Obadiah Britt Sr., grantee, from Micajah E. Wheeler and Frances his wife, grantors, 100 acres on Skaggs Creek and Peters Creek, Barren County, Kentucky; on 35 microfilm rolls.
  25. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Obadiah and Sarah Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 350b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  26. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, will of Micajah E Wheeler proved for probate on 17 February 1851 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, referencing Executor Bonds, 1848-1882, Barren County Court, Barren County, Kentucky, citing image# 44 of 274.
  27. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, typed abstract of the will of Micajah E Wheeler proved for probate during February Term 1851 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, referencing page 341, citing Barren County Court, Barren County Will Books, image# 282 of 320.
  28. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, will dated 16 January 1851 of M E Wheeler of Barren County, probated 17 February 1851 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, referencing Mixed Records, Vol 3-4, 1828-1884, Mixed Probate Records, 1799-1884, Kentucky. County Court (Barren County), Barren, Kentucky, citing the will of Micajah E. Wheeler, pages 341-342, image# 189-190 of 495.
  29. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209729, Digital# 8402413, Book U, pages 138-139, image# 369 of 579; Obadiah Britt Sr., grantor, to Micajah E. Wheeler, grantee, 100 acres on Skaggs Creek and Peters Creek, Barren County, Kentucky; on 35 microfilm rolls.
  30. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler, pages 176-177, photo copy and transcription of a page from the Britt Family Bible of Obadiah Britt, Jr. and Jane Powell Britt.
  31. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, appointment on 5 August 1862 of Obadiah Britt, John M. Britt, and Joel William Nelson Britt as executors for the estate of Obadiah Britt in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, referencing , Executor Bonds, 1848-1882, Barren County Court, Kentucky, image# 176 of 274.
  32. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler, page 65, Family Group Sheet for Martha (Patsy) Britt and Zachariah Wheeler.
  33. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler, page 80, Family Group Sheet for Frances Britt and Robert Houchens.

Obadiah Britt1

b. 1730, d. September 1797
Father*______ Britt2
(Brother) Relationship NoteWhile we believe it certain that these three men, Obadiah Britt, John Britt and William Britt Sr., were closely related, we cannot be certain they were brothers. The primary source of our information is from correspondence of an earlier researcher, Cheyene Britt Conner Zink, with Colonel Albert S. Britt, Jr., and from copies of his 1974 manuscript, The Willaim Britt Family. Colonel Britt wrote that during the period from 1750 to the latter part of that century, these three Britt men, Obadiah, John and William, all appeared to have been contemporaries in western Goochland and Albemarle Counties, Virginia. John and William married Conolly sisters, Winifred and Hannah, respectively, and Obadiah married Ann Thomson, all in Goochland County. William died in 1787 in Goochland County and left a will naming his children. Obadiah died in Albemarle County in 1797 and also left a will naming his children. Considering the English "naming rules" and the similarity of the names among the children of Obadiah and William, we are convinced they were from the same family. Colonel Britt believed that John Britt was also a member of that family. His research indicated that John moved away from the area about the time of the revolution, and we have no will for him and don't know the names of all of his children. Of the six baptised in Goochland County between 1756 and 1768, though, the naming pattern of John's children appears to be somewhat different from the children of Obadiah and William, and the "new" names may have been common names in his wife's family. Whatever their actual relationships, Colonel Britt wrote, "It is almost an inescapable conclusion that the three men were related in some way and came from the same place. To locate the origins of one should lead to the others."

From our own research, based upon the 1759 date of her marriage, we have added Elizabeth Britt to this group of "closely related" Britts whose origins we haven't identified.3
Birth*1730Obadiah Britt was born about 1730.4
Marriage*before 28 March 1753He married Ann Thomson about a year before 28 March 1753 in Goochland County, Virginia. They very likely married about a year before that date because, unfortunately, the marriage date reported for them in The Douglas Register is incorrect, and is actually the date of birth of the oldest of their children found in the birth and baptism section of the Register starting on page 150.1,5,6
Will*3 September 1795He prepared his will dated 3 September 1795 in Albemarle County, Virginia, naming his wife, Ann Britt, his four sons, William Britt, John Britt, Obadiah Britt and Archelus Britt, and a deceased daughter, Elizabeth Bailey. His objective was to treat all of his children equally, and appears to have specifically named the five for reasons other than inheritance. His four other daughters were very possibly also living.

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

The will was signed and sealed by Obadiah Britt in the presence of witnesses John Buster, Micajah Wheeler, Sr. and William Smith.7
Death*September 1797He died about September 1797 in Albemarle County, Virginia, at about age 67.6,4
Probate*October 1797The last will and testament of Obadiah Britt, deceased, was produced into Court in Albemarle County, Virginia, in October 1797 and proved by the oath of John Buster and Micajah Wheeler, two of the witnesses thereto, and ordered to be recorded.7

Family

Ann Thomson b. 1730, d. 1810
Children1.William Britt8,4 b. 28 Mar 1753, d. 1817
2.Ann Britt8,4 b. 19 Mar 1756
3.Lucy Britt8,4 b. 12 Jan 1758
4.John Britt+8,6,4 b. 10 Sep 1759, d. 22 Apr 1823
5.Elizabeth Britt8,4 b. 20 Jan 1761, d. b 3 Sep 1797
6.Obadiah Britt+1,8,4 b. 15 Mar 1763, d. 1 Aug 1862
7.Patty Britt8,4 b. 19 Jul 1765
8.Sally Britt8,4 b. 22 Dec 1766
9.Archelus Britt7,4 b. 1770

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 vi, introduction of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler Britt. Hereinafter cited as Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler.
  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; page titled William Britt, page 5, from correspondence with Colonel Albert S. Britt, Jr. and copies of his 1974 manuscript on the William Britt Family; originally shared by cczink on 02 August 2009, viewed on 18 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/87177724/…. Hereinafter cited as Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions.
  3. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, page titled William Britt, page 5, from correspondence with Colonel Albert S. Britt, Jr. and copies of his 1974 manuscript on the William Britt Family; originally shared by cczink on 02 August 2009, viewed on 18 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/87177724/….
  4. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, a Family Group Sheet for Obadiah Britt and Ann Thomson prepared on 25 August 1985 by Nellie Stanley, Jonesboro, Arkansas; shared originally by dorothywigg1 on 29 July 2013, viewed on 20 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/46250030/….
  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), pages 100 and 145; with a caution statement dated 13 September 1994 by the Family History Library warning that the dates shown for couples on pages 98-149 are not marriage dates, but are "presumptive" marriage dates, and are actually the birth dates of the oldest child of the couple as found in the birth and baptism section starting on page 150 of the Register. Hereinafter cited as The Douglas Register : being a detailed record of births, marriages and deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797.
  6. [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/…
  7. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, a transcription of Obadiah Britt’s 1795 will, Albemarle County Court House, Charlottesville, Virginia, proved October Court 1797, Will Book 3, page 330; originally shared by cczink on 03 August 2009, viewed on 18 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/46250030/….
  8. [S2236] Reverend William Douglas, The Douglas Register : being a detailed record of births, marriages and deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797, page 162.

Obadiah Britt1

b. 19 October 1783
Father*John Britt1 b. 1745, d. a 12 Dec 1792
Mother*Susannah Holman1 b. 1754
Birth*19 October 1783Obadiah Britt was born on 19 October 1783 in Goochland County, Virginia,1
Baptism20 June 1784 and was baptized there as Obed Britt on 20 June 1784.1

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 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.

Obadiah Britt1

b. 27 December 1780, d. before 1812
Father*John Britt1,2,3 b. 10 Sep 1759, d. 22 Apr 1823
Mother*Nancy Ann Adams1,4,3 b. 28 Dec 1763, d. 1799
Birth*27 December 1780Obadiah Britt was born on 27 December 1780 in Goochland County, Virginia,1
Baptism12 April 1781 and was baptized there on 12 April 1781.1
(Son) RelocationAfter the death of their mother, their father moved with his children to Washington County, Tennessee.5
(Son) Marriage1806His father married a second time to Mary Ford about 1806, probably in Tennessee.6,7
Death*before 1812 We don't know the date of circumstances of Obadiah's death. If he outlived his mother, he would have been about 19 years old when she died at about age 35. We do know that Obadiah was no longer living when his father wrote his will on 7 February 1821 and mentioned an unidentified number of children by his wife Mary, and only the "five" children by his first wife. Our research confirmed that, of the six children Obadiah's father had with his first wife, all except Obadiah were found living well beyond their father's death. We think it's reasonable to believe, also, that Obadiah died before 1812 when his father named another son Obadiah.8

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. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L4W5-8V6. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  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/MQHD-ZXZ
  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/LQ5R-ZBV
  5. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, The Life and Times of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler Britt, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Biographical and genealogical information about Obadiah Britt, Jr. (1763-1862) and about his wife, Sarah (Wheeler) Britt (1763-1855) and some of their descendants. They married in 1785 and lived in Albemarle County, Virginia and Barren County, Kentucky. Includes an index, a helpful table of contents and excellent documentation of sources. (Indianapolis, Indiana: C. B. Conner, 1981), pages 32-33, citing Albemarle County, Virginia Deed Book #15, pages 138-139, John Britt to Obadiah Britt, dated 3 November 1804, 76½ acres, lying on the waters of Moores Creek. Hereinafter cited as Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler.
  6. [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.
  7. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/26L7-G5R
  8. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, an extract of John Britt’s 1823 will, from Greene County, Tennessee Wills, 1783-1890; compiled by Goldene Fillers Burgner; shared originally by CherilRohr on 12 September 2010 and viewed on 18 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/46250030/….

Obadiah Britt1

b. 12 February 1759, d. 20 March 1834
Father*William Britt Sr.1,2 b. 1725
Mother*Hannah Conolly1
Birth*12 February 1759Obed Britt was born on 12 February 1759 in Goochland County, Virginia,1,2,3,4
Baptism1 April 1759 and was baptized there on 1 April 1759.1
Name VariationHe was usually known as Obed.5
Marriage*30 October 1782He married Polly Smith, daughter of Drury Smith, on 30 October 1782 in Granville County, North Carolina. Their marriage bond was signed by Obed and his brother-in-law, Wyatt Wilkerson.6,7,8,5,3,9
(2nd Son) Will4 January 1787His father prepared his will dated 4 January 1787 in Goochland County, Virginia, naming his beloved wife, Hannah Britt, and his seven surviving children, John Britt, Mary (Britt) Wilkerson, Hannah (Britt) Longmyre, Elizabeth Britt, Obadiah Britt, Jeanie Britt, and William Britt Jr..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The will was signed and sealed by William Britt in the presence of witnesses John Perkins and Samuel Cosby.10
Death*20 March 1834He died on 20 March 1834 in Britts Landing, Perry County, Tennessee, at age 753,4
Burial* and was buried in Denson's Landing Cemetery, Lobelville, Perry County.4

Family

Mary E. Smith
Children1.Mary A. Britt11,12 b. 1783, d. 26 Apr 1853
2.Elizabeth Britt13,12,14 b. 17 Jan 1784
3.William S. Britt9 b. 5 Mar 1785, d. 16 Jan 1842

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. [S1136] U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, online at www.ancestry.com, application dated 31 May 1928 of Britt Millis Armfield, descendant of Mary E (Smith) Britt and Revolutionary soldier Obediah Britt, who was born on 12 February 1759 and died on 20 March 1834, citing SAR Membership# 47398. Hereinafter cited as Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970.
  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, Obediah Britt, Memorial# 13207569. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, page titled William Britt, page 6, 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/….
  6. [S2210] North Carolina, U.S., Marriage Records, 1741-2011, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 29 October 1782 in Granville County, North Carolina, USA, of Obed Britt and Polly Smith. Hereinafter cited as North Carolina, U.S., Marriage Records, 1741-2011.
  7. [S1910] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, online at www.ancestry.com, page 155, Mrs. Lucille (Armfield) Armfield, Daughters of the American Revolution, Lineage Book : NSDAR : Volume 137 : 1917-1918. Hereinafter cited as North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000.
  8. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, 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/…
  9. [S1910] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, online at www.ancestry.com, Daughters of the American Revolution, Lineage Book : NSDAR : Volume 108 : 1914, Mrs. Jessie (Journey) Petty #107905, pages 292-293.
  10. [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/….
  11. [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.
  12. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LVHS-CCT
  13. [S2236] Reverend William Douglas, The Douglas Register : being a detailed record of births, marriages and deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797, page 162.
  14. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L4H2-534

Obadiah F. Britt1

b. 1812, d. 22 March 1846
Father*John Britt2 b. 10 Sep 1759, d. 22 Apr 1823
Mother*Mary Ford2 b. 1785, d. b 1 Jun 1850
Research Notes* It was a challenge for us to determine the parentage and ancestry of Obadiah F. Britt, and because there were several with the name Obadiah in this Britt family, we will call our primary Obadiah, for the purpose of this research report, Obadiah F. Britt or Obadiah F. According to the English naming rules observed by many families, including the Britts, during the 18th and 19th centuries, Obadiah F. Britt's father's name should have been John because Obadiah F. named his first son John. Then, because of Obadiah F.'s name, we thought we could identify his most probable line of descendancy. Sadly, after reviewing every John between Obadiah F. Britt and our earliest known Britt Patriarch, ______ Britt, we were totally confused because none of the Johns looked promising.

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

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

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

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

Although we believe our rationale is sound, we cannot prove our conclusion. We welcome additional information and suggestions, as our objective is to actually know who Obadiah F. Britt's parents were.3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Birth*1812Obadiah F. Britt was born about 1812 in Tennessee.1,10,11,12
(Son) Death22 April 1823He was about 11 years old when his father died on 22 April 1823 at age 63.13,14,15
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.16,17,18,19,20
Marriage Bond*15 September 1831A marriage bond was issued in the sum of £50 to Obadiah F. Britt and his brother, Benjamin Britt, on 15 September 1831 in Barren County, Kentucky, the condition of the obligation being the intended marriage to be solemnized between Obadiah F. Britt and Lucinda Littrell.3
Marriage*15 September 1831He married Lucinda Littrell, daughter of James Littrell and Rebecca Haynes, on 15 September 1831 in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky. They were married by the Reverend Thomas Scrivner on the same day their marriage bond was issued.21,2,22,1
Death*22 March 1846He died on 22 March 1846 in Barren County, Kentucky, at about age 34.23

Family

Lucinda Littrell b. 28 Jul 1814, d. 17 Apr 1897
Children1.John F. Britt7,1 b. 23 Oct 1832, d. 7 May 1915
2.Benjamin Britt+1,8 b. 5 Oct 1834, d. 10 Oct 1910
3.Robert Britt+24,25,1 b. 14 Sep 1842, d. 3 Jul 1921
4.Mary Elizabeth Britt24,26,1 b. 2 Nov 1845, d. 17 Jun 1901

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, Obadiah F Britt, Memorial# 130377471. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage bond issued to Obadiah Britt and Benjamin Britt on 15 September 1833 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, regarding the intended marriage of Obadiah Britt and Lucinda Littrell, citing FHL Film# 000209752. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  3. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage bond issued in the amount on £50 to Obadiah Britt and Benjamin Britt on 15 September 1831 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, the condition of the obligation being the intended marriage to be solemnized between Obadiah Britt and Lucinda Littrell, citing FHL Film# 000209752.
  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; an extract of John Britt’s 1823 will, from Greene County, Tennessee Wills, 1783-1890; compiled by Goldene Fillers Burgner; shared originally by CherilRohr on 12 September 2010 and viewed on 18 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/46250030/…. Hereinafter cited as Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions.
  5. [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.
  6. [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.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John F Britt, Memorial# 140373683.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Benjamin “Ben” Britt, Memorial# 127830698.
  9. [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).
  10. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John F. and Asenath Britt, Year: 1880; Census Place: Tracy, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 402; Page: 133D; Enumeration District: 012, reporting John's father born in Tennessee and his mother in Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John F. and Asenath Britt, Year: 1900; Census Place: Tracy, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 18; Enumeration District: 0013; FHL microfilm: 1240507, reporting his father born in Tennessee and his mother in Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Robert and Eliza J. Britt, Year: 1880; Census Place: Tracy, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 402; Page: 126A; Enumeration District: 012, reporting his father born in Tennessee and his mother in Kentucky.
  13. [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/…
  14. [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/….
  15. [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/….
  16. [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.
  17. [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.
  18. [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.
  19. [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.
  20. [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.
  21. [S2231] Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954, online at www.familysearch.org, marriage solemnized between Obadiah Britt and L Littrell on 15 September 1831 in Barren County, Kentucky, by the Reverend Thomas Scrivner, citing FHL Digital# 005552462, image# 62 of 346.
  22. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lucinda “Lucindy” (Littrell) Britt, Memorial# 100057376.
  23. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, The Life and Times of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler Britt, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Biographical and genealogical information about Obadiah Britt, Jr. (1763-1862) and about his wife, Sarah (Wheeler) Britt (1763-1855) and some of their descendants. They married in 1785 and lived in Albemarle County, Virginia and Barren County, Kentucky. Includes an index, a helpful table of contents and excellent documentation of sources. (Indianapolis, Indiana: C. B. Conner, 1981), pages 176-177, photo copy and transcription of a page from the Britt Family Bible of Obadiah Britt, Jr. and Jane Powell Britt. Hereinafter cited as Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler.
  24. [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.
  25. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Robert Britt, Memorial# 37089607.
  26. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Elizabeth (Britt) Jones, Memorial# 39920369.

Obadiah Britt Jr.1

b. 13 April 1799, d. after 15 October 1872
Father*Obadiah Britt1 b. 15 Mar 1763, d. 1 Aug 1862
Mother*Sarah Wheeler1 b. 10 Feb 1763, d. 15 Jul 1855
Birth*13 April 1799Obadiah Britt Jr. was born on 13 April 1799 in Albemarle County, Virginia.1,2
Land Records*7 June 1827Obadiah Britt Jr. purchased 105 acres of land on Peters Creek, Barren County, Kentucky, from Joseph and Polly Huckabee on 7 June 1827 for and in consideration of the sum of $800. The certain tract or parcel of land in Barren County was described as being on Peter's Creek, and was further identified as being the land whereon the said Huckabee had formerly resided, containing 105½ acres and bounded as follows: beginning in the middle of Peter's Creek, running up said creek to John Elmore's corner, (John Elmore was likely the paternal grandfather of John T. Elmore), thence 5 degrees West 66 poles to a beech, thence South 75 degrees West 31¾ poles to a beech, thence North 40 degrees West 63 poles to a beech, thence South 62 degrees West 23 poles to an elm, thence North 56 degrees West 58 poles to a beech, thence North 25 degrees West 30 poles to a white oak, North 3½ degrees West 54 poles to a beech, thence East 150 poles to the beginning; with all and singular the appurtenances belonging thereunto. The deed was recorded by the clerk of Barren County, Kentucky on 21 August 1828.3
Marriage*12 February 1828He married Jane L. Powell, daughter of Thomas Powell and Essenith Tinsley, on 12 February 1828.1,2,4
(Son) Land Records20 February 1837Obadiah Britt Jr. was identified as an adjacent neighbor to the 120 acres of land on Barren County, Kentucky, sold by his father Obadiah Britt Sr. on 20 February 1837 to Obadiah Jr.'s sister, Martha Wheeler.5
Land Records*4 March 1844Obadiah Britt Jr. received 50 acres of land on Barren County, Kentucky, from his father, Obadiah Britt Sr. on 4 March 1844 on the condition that Obadiah Jr. was to allow $200 out of his portion in the final division of his father's estate. The certain parcel of land, together with all that appertained to the same, was described as 50 acres, more or less, situate, lying and being on the waters of Peter's Creek and bounded as follows: beginning at a sugar-tree sycamore and ironwood on the east side of said creek on Finnie's old line, thence down the creek with the meanders of the same to two chestnuts cornering with Obadiah Sr.'s daughter, Martha Wheeler, wife of Zachariah Wheeler. Thence with said Martha's line to a beech and sourwood on the top of the creek bluff on said Obadiah Jr.'s line, thence with said Obadiah's line to the beginning. The deed was recorded by the clerk of Barren County on 4 March 1844, the same day it was prepared.6
(Neighbor) Land Records11 December 1847In a deed dated 11 December 1847, John Lewis, Obadiah Britt and Samuel Whitney were all identified as owners of land adjoining the land on Barren County, Kentucky, being sold to John T. Rogers by James and Lucy Carver. The land had been in the possession of Lucy's father, Elisha Carver, at the time of his death.7
(Son) Will12 April 1849His father prepared his will dated 12 April 1849 in Barren County, Kentucky, naming his wife, Sarah Britt, his five surviving daughters, Patsy Wheeler, Susanna Grayson, Eliza A. Powell, Mary Ann Matthews and Frances Houchens, his three sons, Obadiah Britt, John W. Britt and Joel W. N. Britt, a granddaughter, Sarah Barrick, a daughter of his deceased daughter, Mildred (Britt) Colvin, and mentioning the heirs of his deceased daughter, Sarah Wood.8
Census US 1850*30 August 1850Jane and Obadiah Britt Jr. were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 29 and 30 August 1850 in Division 1, Barren County, Kentucky. Obadiah was 51 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $1,200, and Jane was 42 years of age. They were enumerated with five of their children. Sally was 16 years old; Isaac and Nelson were ages 14 and 9 years, respectively, and had both attended school within the year; and Jane and Ann Eliza were ages 4 years and 1 year old, respectively.9
(2nd Neighbor) Land RecordsSeptember 1850Obadiah Britt Jr. was identified as a neighbor with adjoining boundary lines to both of the two parcels of land described in the resulting conveyances from a directive issued by the Circuit Court of Barren County, Kentucky, during the court's term in September 1850. In the case of James W. Gorin, Guardian for Elizabeth Carver, Martha Ann Carver, James L. Carver and Mary T. Carver, the minor children of Elisha Carver, deceased, against Louisa Carver, Elisha's widow, and John T. Rogers, defendants, the court found for the defendants. Gorin was directed by the Court to convey, on behalf of the children, their interest, exclusive of the widow's Dower, in the land in the Bill to John T. Rogers, purchaser under the decree. Our transcription of the indenture, recorded on 9 October 1851 in Barren County, follows:

This indenture witnesseth that, whereas the Barren Circuit Court at the September Term 1850 in the case of J. W. Gorin, Guardian for Elizabeth, Martha Ann, James L. and Mary T. Carver, against Louisa Carver and John T. Rogers, made an order directing James W. Gorin to convey the interest of said Elizabeth, Martha Ann, James L. and Mary T. Carver (exclusive of the widow’s Dower) in and to the land in the Bill and decree to John T. Rogers, purchaser under the decree aforesaid, for and on the part of the infant Wards aforesaid. Said land is described in a survey, that was filed in the case, that was made by James Scrivner on the 25th and 26th February 1848 as surveyed when the Dower of said Louisa Carver was assigned to her.

Beginning at two poplars on the south bank of Peters Creek and Corner to Samuel Whitney’s, thence with Whitney’s line S 47 W, S 50 W 40 poles to a sugar tree and beech, thence S 12½ W (south) 27 poles to a beech on a branch, thence S 20½ W (S 18 W) to a large poplar, thence S 6 E 54 poles to two beeches and a poplar on a branch, thence up the branch S 55 W 54 poles to a poplar and beech, thence S 6 E 61 poles to a hickory and two beeches near a road, thence S 58½ E 50 poles to a hickory and two beech stumps in a clearing, thence N 81 E 176 poles to a small white oak, beech and dogwood on Graham’s line, thence N 23½ W 39 poles to a beech and sugar tree, N 53 E 27 poles to two beeches, N 20 E 26 poles to a black gum, N 77 W 48 poles to a small beech, N 31 W 78 poles to a stake above the head of a spring, N 37 W 42 poles to a sugar tree, corner to Obadiah Britt Jr. on the bank of the Creek, thence down the Creek with its meanderings to the beginning, containing 248 acres nearly.

The Dower is bounded as follows: Beginning at two poplars, corner of Samuel Whitney, on the bank of Peters Creek, thence S 57 W, 50 W 40 poles to a sugar tree and beech, S 12½ W (south) 27 poles to a beech on a branch, Whitney’s corner, thence S 48 ½ E 134 poles to a poplar, beech and ash on the hill side, S 60 E 84 poles to two beeches on a ridge and corner to the whole tract, N 20 E 56 poles to a black gum, N 77 W 44 poles to a small beech, N 31 W 78 poles to a beech (down) at the head of a spring, N 32 W 42 poles to a sugar tree, Britt’s corner, on the Creek, thence with the Creek to the beginning, containing 76 acres.

Now, in consideration of the premises, I James W. Gorin, Commissioner, do hereby on the part of said infants, convey their interests in the above-described land (exclusive of the widow’s Dower) to John T. Rogers and agree, on the part of said infants, forever to warrant and defend the title in the interest aforesaid to said bounds to said John T. Rogers his heirs and assigns forever against the claim or claims of all persons claiming under them, but this warrant is only to extend to the assets descended to said infants from their father.

The order was given under the hand and seal of James W. Gorin as Commissioner on the 9th day of October 1851, and was recorded in Barren County, Kentucky on 24 March 1852.10
(Executor) Probate5 August 1862Obadiah Britt Jr., John W. Britt and Joel William Nelson Britt were appointed Executors for the estate of their father, Obadiah Britt, on 5 August 1862 in Barren County, Kentucky.8,11
Census US 1870*9 September 1870Jane L. and Obadiah Britt were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 9 September 1870 in Tracy, Barren County, Kentucky. Obadiah was 71 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $2,000 and a personal estate valued at $500, and Jane was 63 years of age and housekeeping. The couple's household consisted of nine additional individuals. Their daughter, Sallie, was 37 years of age and single; their son Nelson, who was 29 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $500, was enumerated there with his wife and four children. His wife, Mary T., who assisted with the housekeeping, was 29 years of age, and Nelson and Mary's children, James, William I., and Alice J., were ages 7, 5 and 3 years, respectively, and baby Luther S. was one year old. The two additional members of Obadiah and Jane's extended family, enumerated with them in 1870, were William Wood, age 18, who was the son of Obadiah's 1st cousin one time removed, Nancy (Britt) Wood Coates, and her first husband, and Jane and Obadiah's granddaughter, Artelia Britt, who was 16 years old and the daughter of the couple's deceased son John Britt and his wife Sarah Wheeler.12
Will*15 October 1872Identifying himself as Obadiah Britt Sr., probably because his nephew, Obadiah S. Britt, resided nearby, Obadiah Sr. prepared his will dated 15 October 1872 in Barren County, Kentucky. He named his only surviving son, Nelson Britt, his three surviving daughters, Sally Britt, Elizabeth (Britt) Houchens and Jane (Britt) Bewley, a grandson, John W. Woodcock, who was the son of his deceased daughter Ann Eliza (Britt) Woodcock, and a granddaughter, Artelia Britt, a daughter of his deceased son John Britt. Obadiah also mentioned his wife, Jane L. (Powell) Britt, although he did not name her, and mentioned Louisa (Harrison) Carver, the widowed mother of his daughter-in-law, Mary T. (Carver) Britt, wife of his son Nelson. He also named two neighbors with land adjacent to his, James H. Houchens, who was his grandnephew, and John Devasher. Signing as witnesses were John T. Rogers and Obadiah's brother, John W. Britt. Regarding his land, Obadiah made several mentions of a "creek", and we note that he was referring to Peter's Creek in Barren County, Kentucky.

To his son Nelson Britt, he gave all of his tract of land "on this side of the creek" including his residence, and the bottom field on the other side of the creek next to John Devasher, to have the land on the top of the bluff. He also gave his son Nelson the interest he owned in the dower land of Mrs. Carver, reserving to his wife her dower in the same. To his daughter Sally he gave the room in his house that he then occupied, and directed that his son Nelson pay for her support out of the land during her life, and at her death to go to Nelson. To his grandson, John W. Woodcock, he gave 60 acres of the tract over the creek to be laid off next to James Houchens. To his daughters, Elizabeth Houchens and Jane Bewley, he gave them each $400 in the land over the creek, and directed that if the land should be purchased by his son, he was to have his own time in paying for it and was not to be harassed by law. To his granddaughter, Artelia Britt, he gave a cow, a bed and bed clothing. He also gave to his wife during her life, his household and kitchen furniture and, if there was a surplus of his personal property after paying his debts, and also a surplus arising from the sale of the land over the creek, said surplus was to be divided between Nelson Britt, Elizabeth Houchens, Jane Bewley and his daughter, Sally Britt. He appointed his daughter, Jane Bewley, executrix of his last will and testament, further directing that he wanted no appraisement of his property. Obadiah Britt signed and dated his will on 15 October 1872, with his brother, John W. Britt, and John T. Rogers signing as witnesses. Jane Bewley was interviewed before signing, and made her X mark.13,14,3,6
Death*after 15 October 1872He died on or after 15 October 1872, the date he prepared his will, in Barren County, Kentucky,15,16,2
Burial* and was buried in Powell Cemetery, Barren County.2
Estate*19 October 1872His will was proved on 19 October 1872 in Barren County, Kentucky, and, as had been directed by the will, his daughter, Jane (Britt) Bewley was appointed Executrix.13

Family

Jane L. Powell b. 11 Jan 1807, d. 2 May 1883
Children1.John Britt+17 b. 5 May 1829, d. 17 Mar 1863
2.Elizabeth Britt+17,18,2 b. 29 Apr 1831, d. 20 Apr 1909
3.Sally Britt17 b. 19 Nov 1833
4.Isaac Britt17 b. 24 Jun 1836, d. 9 Jan 1853
5.Nelson Britt+17,2,19 b. 24 May 1841, d. 12 Jan 1903
6.Thomas Britt17 b. 13 Jun 1844, d. 24 Aug 1845
7.Jane Britt+17 b. 22 May 1846
8.Ann Eliza Britt+17 b. 22 Sep 1848, d. 2 Dec 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 17, Family Group Sheet for Sarah Britt nee Wheeler and Obadiah Britt. Hereinafter cited as Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Obadiah F. Britt III, Memorial# 46452996. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935. Microfilm of original and typescript at the Barren County courthouse in Glasgow, Kentucky; includes general index: Film# 209725, Digital# 7899154, Book L, page 232, image# 123 of 584; Obadiah Britt Jr., grantee, from Joseph and Polly Huckabee, grantors, 105 acres on Peter's Creek, Barren County, Kentucky; on 35 microfilm rolls, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky).
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jane Lee Tinsley (Powell) Britt, Memorial# 46458474.
  5. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): 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.
  6. [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.
  7. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209728, Digital# 8192154, Volume S, page 208, image# 430 of 601, James and Lucy Carver to John T. Rogers; on 35 microfilm rolls.
  8. [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.
  9. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Obadiah and Jane L. Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 352b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209729, Digital# 8402413, Volume U, pages 82-83, image# 340 of 579, result of resolution in Barren Circuit Court in September 1850 of the case of James W. Gorin, Guardian for minor Carver children, against Louisa Carver and John T. Rogers; on 35 microfilm rolls.
  11. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, appointment on 5 August 1862 of Obadiah Britt, John M. Britt, and Joel William Nelson Britt as executors for the estate of Obadiah Britt in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, referencing , Executor Bonds, 1848-1882, Barren County Court, Kentucky, image# 176 of 274.
  12. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Obadiah and Jane L. Britt, Year: 1870; Census Place: Tracy, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: M593_445; Page: 732B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, typed transcription of will dated 15 October 1872 of Obadiah Britt Sr. in Barren County, Kentucky, and proved on 19 October 1872, referencing Barren County Will Books, pages 185-186, digital images 57-58 of 320.
  14. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209724, Digital# 7899153, Book K, pages 118-119, image# 376 of 541; Obadiah Britt, grantee, from the estate of John P. Finnie, grantor, 485 acres on Peter's Creek, Barren County, Kentucky; on 35 microfilm rolls.
  15. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler, page 17, Family Group Sheet for Sarah Britt nee Wheeler and Obadiah Britt, reporting his death as 4 October 1872.
  16. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler, pages 176-177, photo copy and transcription of a page from the Britt Family Bible of Obadiah Britt, Jr. and Jane Powell Britt, recording his death as 4 October 1872.
  17. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler, page 105, Family Group Sheet for Jane L. Britt nee Powell and Obadiah Britt, Jr.
  18. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth “Betsy” (Britt) Houchens, Memorial# 100372879.
  19. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nelson “Nels” Britt, Memorial# 114350749.

Obadiah S. Britt1

b. 31 March 1837, d. 1 May 1913
Father*John W. Britt1 b. 11 Nov 1805, d. 14 Dec 1882
Mother*Sarah Ann L. Woodson1 b. 28 Jul 1806, d. 29 May 1850
Birth*31 March 1837Obadiah S. Britt was born on 31 March 1837.1
Marriage*1869He married Sarah Jane Holder, daughter of Levi Holder and Malinda Lane, in 1869.2,3
Death*1 May 1913He died on 1 May 1913 in Kentucky at age 761
Burial* and was buried in Mount Olivet Baptist Church and Cemetery, Austin, Barren County, Kentucky.1

Family

Sarah Jane Holder b. 3 Mar 1848, d. 8 Sep 1928

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, Obadiah S. Britt, Memorial# 12217781. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah Jane (Holder) Britt, Memorial# 77572850.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Obadiah S. Britt, Memorial# 1221778177572850.

Patty Britt1

b. 19 July 1765
Father*Obadiah Britt1,2 b. 1730, d. Sep 1797
Mother*Ann Thomson1,2 b. 1730, d. 1810
Birth*19 July 1765Patty Britt was born on 19 July 1765 in Goochland County, Virginia,1
Baptism29 September 1765 and was baptized there with her brother, William, on 29 September 1765.1
Name VariationHer given name is believed to have been Martha, although she was called Patty.3
(Daughter) Will3 September 1795Her father prepared his will dated 3 September 1795 in Albemarle County, Virginia, naming his wife, Ann Britt, his four sons, William Britt, John Britt, Obadiah Britt and Archelus Britt, and a deceased daughter, Elizabeth Bailey. His objective was to treat all of his children equally, and appears to have specifically named the five for reasons other than inheritance. His four other daughters were very possibly also living.

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

The will was signed and sealed by Obadiah Britt in the presence of witnesses John Buster, Micajah Wheeler, Sr. and William Smith.4

Citations

  1. [S2236] Reverend William Douglas, The Douglas Register : being a detailed record of births, marriages and deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797 : an index of Goochland wills, notes on the French-Huguenot refugees who lived in Manakin-town, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Transcribed and edited by W. Mac. Jones. (Richmond, Virginia: J.W. Fergusson & Sons, 1928), page 162. Hereinafter cited as The Douglas Register : being a detailed record of births, marriages and deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797.
  2. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com. Grouped within this source title are a variety of documents, transcriptions of documents, information from Bible records, written reports by past genealogists and researchers, and other miscellaneous information we have found attached to a variety of Ancestry public trees and used to increase our understanding of the extensive Britt family of Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. We thank all of the individuals who have made this information available; a Family Group Sheet for Obadiah Britt and Ann Thomson prepared on 25 August 1985 by Nellie Stanley, Jonesboro, Arkansas; shared originally by dorothywigg1 on 29 July 2013, viewed on 20 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/46250030/…. Hereinafter cited as Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions.
  3. [S2261] Dennis Wheeler, The life and times of William Wheeler & Nancy Puckett : of Albemarle County, Virginia and Barren County, Kentucky whose descendants came to Missouri : with a genealogy of the grandfather of William Wheeler, Micajah Wheeler of Albemarle County, Virginia, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Compiled with the assistance of Irvin Wheeler and Ruth La June Standiford Wheeler. Micajah Wheeler (ca. 1725-1809) was possibly born in England and lived in Albemarle County, Virginia with his wife, Sarah. His descendant, William Wheeler, was born between 1776 and 1784. He married Nancy Puckett in 1804 in Amherst County, Virginia. He died ca. 1836 in Barren County, Kentucky and his wife died after 1860 in Lincoln County, Missouri. Descendants lived in Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, Alabama, and elsewhere. Includes index. (Jackson, Missouri: D. Wheeler, 1996), Chapter III, Descendants of Micajah Wheeler, Second Generation, John Wheeler, page 28. Hereinafter cited as The life and times of William Wheeler & Nancy Puckett.
  4. [S2237] Britt Family Documents and Transcriptions, online at www.ancestry.com, a transcription of Obadiah Britt’s 1795 will, Albemarle County Court House, Charlottesville, Virginia, proved October Court 1797, Will Book 3, page 330; originally shared by cczink on 03 August 2009, viewed on 18 July 2021, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/46250030/….

Polly Britt1

b. 1831
Father*Lloyd Britt1 b. 1807, d. b 1 Jun 1880
Mother*Nancy Ford1 b. 1807, d. b 12 Feb 1864
Birth*1831Polly Britt was born about 1831 in Tennessee.1
(Daughter) Census US 18509 December 1850Polly was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 9 December 1850 in the household of her parents in Division 9, Greene County, Tennessee. She was 19 years old.1,2
(Daughter) Deathbefore 12 February 1864Her mother died leaving Polly's father with children ranging in age from grown and married to under 6 years.3
(Daughter) Marriage12 February 1864Her father married a second time to Julinda Parker on 12 February 1864.3

Citations

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

Rebecca Britt1

b. 1851
Father*Lloyd Britt1 b. 1807, d. b 1 Jun 1880
Mother*Nancy Ford1 b. 1807, d. b 12 Feb 1864
Birth*1851Rebecca Britt was born about 1851 in Tennessee.1
(Daughter) Census US 186028 June 1860Rebecca was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 28 June 1860 in the household of her parents in District 17, Graysburg Post Office, Greene County, Tennessee. She was 9 years old.1
(Daughter) Deathbefore 12 February 1864She was less than 13 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

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Loyd, (transcribed by Ancestry as "Tayrd"), and Nancy Britt, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 17, Greene, Tennessee; Page: 357. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  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.

Rebecca Britt1

b. 1819, d. 1890
Father*Benjamin Britt1,2,3 b. 1785, d. b 15 Aug 1843
Mother*Mary __?__1,4,3 b. 1785
Birth*1819Rebecca Britt was born about 1819 in Barren County, Kentucky.1,3
Marriage*1838She married William Henry Pardue, son of Francis Pardue and Nancy Stephens, about 1838 in Barren County, Kentucky.5,1,6,3
(3rd 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.7
(3rd Sister) Land Records25 June 1854An indenture was made on 25 June 1854 in Barren County, Kentucky, between George W. Britt and his wife Nancy, Rebecca (Britt) Pardue, wife of William Henry Pardue, and William Y. Britt of the first part, and William F. Austin of the second part.

Witnesseth that for the consideration of $100 in hand paid to said George W. Britt, the parties of the first part have bargained and sold and hereby convey to said Austin, a certain tract of land lying in Barren County, Kentucky on the waters of little Glovers Creek containing 25 acres, and being the same that the widow and heirs of Benjamin Britt, deceased, conveyed to Robert Taylor and said Taylor conveyed back to said George W. Britt. The said Rebecca not having joined in said deed to said Taylor as one of the heirs of said Benjamin Britt, and the said William Y. being under 21 years of age, they, for the consideration expressed in said deed to said Taylor, joined in the deed to said Austin, said William Y. being now 21 years of age.

Said 25 acres hereby sold is bounded as follows viz: 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 hill side, South 47 degrees West 24 poles to a small poplar at Tinsley corner, thence with Tinsley’s line South 83 degrees West 34 poles to a white oak, South 59 degrees West 42 poles to a white oak, South 79 degrees West 42 poles to a hickory and three dogwoods, 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 said Austin, his heirs and assigns forever, the said parties of the first part convey and agree to forever defend said tract of land to said Austin, his heirs and assigns, forever to be free from and against the claims of all persons whomsoever.

In testimony whereof, the said parties of the first part have hereto set their hands and seals the date above written.

G. W. Brit signed and sealed his name and X marks were made and sealed by Nancy Britt, William Y. Britt and Rebecca Pardue, all on 26 June 1854.

The clerk of Barren County certified that the deed from George W. Britt and his wife Nancy, William Y. Britt and Mrs. Pardue to William F. Austin was produced by them and acknowledged by the said grantors to be their act and deed. Whereupon the deed and certification were recorded on 27 June 1854.8
Death*1890She died about 1890 in Barren County at about age 71.1

Family

William Henry Pardue b. 9 Jun 1814, d. 12 Jan 1897

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-HRB. 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/LTQZ-CTN
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Rebecca (Britt) Pardue, Memorial# 152339348. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  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. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LQ5Y-LKG
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Henry Pardue, Memorial# 87300032, reporting his date of birth as 21 June 1814.
  7. [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).
  8. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209731, Digital# 8568122, Book W, page 409, image# 209 of 618; George W. Britt, his wife Nancy, Rebecca Pardue, wife of William H. Pardue and late Rebecca Britt, and William Y. Britt, grantors, to William F. Austin, grantee; on 35 microfilm rolls.

Robert Britt1

b. 14 September 1842, d. 3 July 1921
Father*Obadiah F. Britt1,2,4 b. 1812, d. 22 Mar 1846
Mother*Lucinda Littrell1,2,3 b. 28 Jul 1814, d. 17 Apr 1897
Birth*14 September 1842Robert Britt was probably born about 14 September 1842 in Kentucky. His Find a Grave memorial recorded his date of birth as 14 September 1848, which we believe to be incorrect. He was reported as 8 years old, and older than his sister Betsy, on the 1850 census. We believe his year of birth was actually about 1842.1,5
(Son) Census US 185028 September 1850Robert was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 28 September 1850 in the household of his widowed mother in Division 1, Barren County, Kentucky. He was 8 years old.1
Marriage*He married Eliza J. Wood, daughter of Anderson T. Wood and Nancy Britt. They were first cousins 1 time removed.2,6,7
Census US 1870*9 September 1870Eliza J. and Robert Britt were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 9 September 1870 in Tracy, Barren County, Kentucky. Robert was 30 years of age and a farmer with a personal estate valued at $400, and Eliza J. was age 20 and housekeeping. Robert could neither read nor write and Eliza could read, but not write. They were enumerated with their two children. Laura was 4 years old and Charles was age 2.8
Death*3 July 1921He died on 3 July 1921 in Barren County, Kentucky,5
Burial* and was buried in Mount Olivet Baptist Church and Cemetery, Austin, Barren County.5

Family

Eliza J. Wood b. 9 Oct 1847, d. 23 Mar 1942
Children1.Laura Kathyrn Britt9,2 b. 10 May 1865
2.Charles Nelson Britt10,2 b. 28 Nov 1867

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Lucinda Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 387a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Robert Britt, Memorial# 37089607. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lucinda “Lucindy” (Littrell) Britt, Memorial# 100057376.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Obadiah F Britt, Memorial# 130377471.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Robert Britt, Memorial# 37089607, reporting his date of birth as 14 September 1848.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eliza Jane (Woods) Britt, Memorial# 37089591.
  7. [S1456] Social Security (U.S.) Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online at www.ancestry.com, Social Security information for Samuel Lurner Britt, born on 12 June 1887 at Austin Barre, Kentucky, child of Robert Britt and Eliza J Wood, agency notes: Feb 1953: Name listed as SAMUEL LURNER BRITT. Hereinafter cited as Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  8. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Robert and Eliza J. Britt, Year: 1870; Census Place: Tracy, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: M593_445; Page: 733A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Laura Kathyrn (Britt) Pulliam, Memorial# 140336678.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Charlie Nelson Britt, Memorial# 37090054.

Robert Morgan Britt1

b. 1 July 1863, d. 11 September 1935
Father*Benjamin Britt1 b. 5 Oct 1834, d. 10 Oct 1910
Mother*Ursula A. Britt1 b. Dec 1840, d. 1 Jan 1911
Birth*1 July 1863Robert Morgan Britt was born on 1 July 1863 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.1,2
(Son) Census US 188010 June 1880Robert was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 10 June 1880 in the household of his parents in Piney, Oregon County, Missouri. He was 17 years old and had not been taught to read or write.3
Marriage*1 March 1894He married Lizzie Clogeston, daughter of William Clogeston and Opalia Stoddard, on 1 March 1894 in Craighead County, Arkansas. They were married by J. H. Percell, Justice of the Peace.4,1,5
Death*11 September 1935He died on 11 September 1935 in Des Arc, Prairie County, Arkansas, at age 721,2
Burial* and was buried in Sand Hill Cemetery, Des Arc.1

Family

Elizabeth Clogeston b. 29 Nov 1871, d. 12 Mar 1941

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, Robert Morgan “Bob” Britt, Memorial# 105478041. 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, Elizabeth (Clogeston) Britt, Memorial# 105478015.
  5. [S2177] Arkansas, U.S., County Marriages Index, 1837-1957, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 1 March 1894 in Craighead County, Arkansas of Robert Britt of Mangrum, Craighead County, Arkansas, and Lizzie "Clogsell" of Stottsville, Craighead County, Arkansas, marriage license and bond also issued 1 March 1894, referencing FHL Film# 1302581. Hereinafter cited as Arkansas, U.S., County Marriages Index, 1837-1957.

Sally Britt1

b. 19 November 1833
Father*Obadiah Britt Jr.1 b. 13 Apr 1799, d. a 15 Oct 1872
Mother*Jane L. Powell1 b. 11 Jan 1807, d. 2 May 1883
Birth*19 November 1833Sally Britt was born on 19 November 1833 in Barren County, Kentucky.1
Description*She was born with a birth defect, was crippled, and never married.1
(Daughter) Census US 185030 August 1850Sally was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 29 and 30 August 1850 in the household of her parents in Division 1, Barren County, Kentucky. She was 16 years old.2
(Daughter) Census US 18709 September 1870Sally was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 9 September 1870 in the household of her parents in Tracy, Barren County, Kentucky. She was 37 years of age and single.3
(Unmarried Daughter) Will15 October 1872Identifying himself as Obadiah Britt Sr., probably because his nephew, Obadiah S. Britt, resided nearby, Sally's father prepared his will dated 15 October 1872 in Barren County, Kentucky. He named his only surviving son, Nelson Britt, his three surviving daughters, Sally Britt, Elizabeth (Britt) Houchens and Jane (Britt) Bewley, a grandson, John W. Woodcock, who was the son of his deceased daughter Ann Eliza (Britt) Woodcock, and a granddaughter, Artelia Britt, a daughter of his deceased son John Britt. Obadiah also mentioned his wife, Jane L. (Powell) Britt, although he did not name her, and mentioned Louisa (Harrison) Carver, the widowed mother of his daughter-in-law, Mary T. (Carver) Britt, wife of his son Nelson. He also named two neighbors with land adjacent to his, James H. Houchens, who was his grandnephew, and John Devasher. Signing as witnesses were John T. Rogers and Obadiah's brother, John W. Britt. Regarding his land, Obadiah made several mentions of a "creek", and we note that he was referring to Peter's Creek in Barren County, Kentucky.

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

Citations

  1. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, The Life and Times of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler Britt, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Biographical and genealogical information about Obadiah Britt, Jr. (1763-1862) and about his wife, Sarah (Wheeler) Britt (1763-1855) and some of their descendants. They married in 1785 and lived in Albemarle County, Virginia and Barren County, Kentucky. Includes an index, a helpful table of contents and excellent documentation of sources. (Indianapolis, Indiana: C. B. Conner, 1981), page 105, Family Group Sheet for Jane L. Britt nee Powell and Obadiah Britt, Jr. Hereinafter cited as Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Obadiah and Jane L. Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 352b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Obadiah and Jane L. Britt, Year: 1870; Census Place: Tracy, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: M593_445; Page: 732B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, typed transcription of will dated 15 October 1872 of Obadiah Britt Sr. in Barren County, Kentucky, and proved on 19 October 1872, referencing Barren County Will Books, pages 185-186, digital images 57-58 of 320. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989.
  5. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935. Microfilm of original and typescript at the Barren County courthouse in Glasgow, Kentucky; includes general index: Film# 209724, Digital# 7899153, Book K, pages 118-119, image# 376 of 541; Obadiah Britt, grantee, from the estate of John P. Finnie, grantor, 485 acres on Peter's Creek, Barren County, Kentucky; on 35 microfilm rolls, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky).
  6. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209725, Digital# 7899154, Book L, page 232, image# 123 of 584; Obadiah Britt Jr., grantee, from Joseph and Polly Huckabee, grantors, 105 acres on Peter's Creek, Barren County, Kentucky; on 35 microfilm rolls.
  7. [S2247] Clerk of the County Court, Barren County (Kentucky). Deeds, 1798-1902, 1961; indexes, 1798-1935 (Barren County, Kentucky): Film# 209728, Digital# 8192154, Book R, pages 408-409, image# 241-242 of 601; Obadiah Britt Jr., grantee, from Obadiah Britt Sr., grantor, 50 acres on Peter's Creek, Barren County, Kentucky; on 35 microfilm rolls.

Sally Britt1

b. 22 December 1766
Father*Obadiah Britt1,2 b. 1730, d. Sep 1797
Mother*Ann Thomson1,2 b. 1730, d. 1810
Birth*22 December 1766Sally Britt was born on 22 December 1766 in Goochland County, Virginia,1
Baptism2 August 1767 and was baptized there on 2 August 1767.1
(Daughter) Will3 September 1795Her father prepared his will dated 3 September 1795 in Albemarle County, Virginia, naming his wife, Ann Britt, his four sons, William Britt, John Britt, Obadiah Britt and Archelus Britt, and a deceased daughter, Elizabeth Bailey. His objective was to treat all of his children equally, and appears to have specifically named the five for reasons other than inheritance. His four other daughters were very possibly also living.

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

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

Citations

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

Sarah Britt1

b. 1786, d. 1 February 1845
Father*Obadiah Britt1 b. 15 Mar 1763, d. 1 Aug 1862
Mother*Sarah Wheeler1 b. 10 Feb 1763, d. 15 Jul 1855
Birth*1786Sarah Britt was born about 1786 in Albemarle County, Virginia.1
Marriage*7 October 1811She married James Wood on 7 October 1811 in Albemarle County, Virginia.2,1
Death*1 February 1845She died on 1 February 1845 in Barren County, Kentucky, at about age 59.1

Family

James Wood b. 1785
Child1.Caroline Evaline Wood+3,4 b. 1814

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. [S1404] Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of James Wood and Sarah Britt on 7 October 1811 in Albemarle County, Virginia. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850.
  3. [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.
  4. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 21 December 1848 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, of Evaline Wood and Jesse Bewley, citing FHL Film# 000209756. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.

Sarah Britt1

b. 18 May 1820
Father*William Britt2 b. 7 Apr 1793, d. 1864
Mother*Nancy Waller2 b. 20 May 1801, d. 9 Feb 1846
Birth*18 May 1820Sarah Britt was born on 18 May 1820 in Kentucky.3,2,1
Marriage*26 September 1839She married Obadiah Wheeler, son of Zachariah Wheeler and Martha Britt, on 26 September 1839. They were 2nd cousins.1,4
(Daughter) Death9 February 1846She was 25 years old and married when her mother died on 9 February 1846 at age 44. Two of Sarah's sisters were also grown, and one would marry later that year, leaving her father with four younger children ranging in age from 15 to 5 years.5,2
(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.6,2
Census US 1850*13 September 1850Sarah and Obadiah Wheeler were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 13 September 1850 in Division 1, Barren County, Kentucky. Obadiah was 35 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $200, and Sarah was age 30. While Obadiah was able to read and write, Sarah was not. They were enumerated with their three children. Nancy J. and Sarah M. were ages 9 and 5 years, respectively, and had both attended school within the census year; and William Joseph was 3 years old. The family of Sarah's father and stepmother, Rebecca and William Britt, was enumerated in the next previous household on the same census page.3
Census US 1880*18 June 1880Sarah and Obadiah Wheeler were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 18 June 1880 in Tracy, Barren County, Kentucky. Obadiah was 65 years of age and a farmer, and Sarah was 60 years of age, unable to read or write, and was keeping house. Two of their daughters and three grandchildren were enumerated with them in 1880. Daughter Sarah M. was 35 years of age, single, unable to read or write, and at home. Daughter, Elizabeth M. Coleman, was 25 years of age, a widow, and recorded as a boarder in her parents' home. Elizabeth's three children, Sarah Coleman, Obadiah J. Coleman and Susan E. Coleman, were ages 6, 4 and 2 years, respectively.7

Family

Obadiah Wheeler b. 18 May 1815
Children1.Jesse M. Wheeler2 b. 15 Jul 1840
2.Nancy J. Wheeler+2 b. 13 Jan 1842
3.Sarah M. Wheeler2,8 b. 1 Oct 1844, d. 7 Nov 1912
4.William J. Wheeler+2 b. 29 Aug 1847, d. 3 Feb 1929
5.John N. Wheeler+2,9 b. 14 Aug 1850, d. 23 Apr 1925
6.Elizabeth M. Wheeler+10 b. 3 Jun 1855, d. 16 Dec 1914

Citations

  1. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, The Life and Times of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler Britt, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Biographical and genealogical information about Obadiah Britt, Jr. (1763-1862) and about his wife, Sarah (Wheeler) Britt (1763-1855) and some of their descendants. They married in 1785 and lived in Albemarle County, Virginia and Barren County, Kentucky. Includes an index, a helpful table of contents and excellent documentation of sources. (Indianapolis, Indiana: C. B. Conner, 1981), page 65, Family Group Sheet for Martha (Patsy) Britt and Zachariah Wheeler. Hereinafter cited as Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler.
  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. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Obadiah and Sarah Wheeler, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 367b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [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/….
  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. [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.
  7. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Obadiah and Sarah Wheeler, Year: 1880; Census Place: Tracy, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 402; Page: 129D; Enumeration District: 012. Hereinafter cited as 1880 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, Sarah M. (Wheeler) Elmore, Memorial# 116485929. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John N Wheeler, Memorial# 59810514.
  10. [S1687] Kentucky, U.S., Birth Records, 1847-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Elizabeth M. Wheeler on 3 June 1855 in Barren County, Kentucky, USA, daughter of Obadiah Wheeler and Sarah Britt. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Birth Records, 1847-1911.

Singleton Britt1

b. 1823
Father*Nelson Britt1 b. 1783
Mother*Huldah Huddleston1 b. 1789
Birth*1823Singleton Britt was born about 1823 in Becks Mill, Washington County, Indiana.2,3
Marriage*17 September 1842He married first Sarah Wright, daughter of Jonathan Wright and Nancy Jane Wood, on 17 September 1842 in Owen County, Indiana.4,3
(Husband) Death7 April 1856Singleton became a widower when Sarah (Wright) Britt died on 7 April 1856 at age 32.4
Death*He died in Green Ridge, Pettis County, Missouri.3
Gravestone Memorial*He was memorialized on a gravestone with his name, the names of his parents, and others in Britt Cemetery, Salem, Washington County, Indiana.1

Family

Sarah Wright b. 20 Sep 1823, d. 7 Apr 1856

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, Singleton Britt, Memorial# 46094729. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nelson and Huldah Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Jackson, Washington, Indiana; Roll: 179; Page: 270a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  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/L62Y-ZQY. 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/L62Y-ZC6

Susan Ann Britt1

b. 30 August 1860
Father*William Nelson Britt1 b. 19 Aug 1830, d. 8 Mar 1863
Mother*Martha Ann Bailey1 b. 10 Apr 1830, d. 17 Mar 1900
Birth*30 August 1860Susan Ann Britt was born on 30 August 1860 in Barren County, Kentucky.1
Relationship Note*Susan Ann Britt and Henry Allen Britt were twins.1,2,3

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, Susan Ann (Britt) Ward, Memorial# 137469337. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Henry Allen Britt, Memorial# 69715449.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William N. and Martha Britt, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 1, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 893. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.

Susan Jane Britt1

b. 1847, d. between 28 June 1880 and 8 December 1885
Father*George W. Britt1 b. 4 Jun 1824, d. 9 Jan 1889
Mother*Nancy N. Simmons1 b. 15 Sep 1822, d. 8 Jan 1916
Birth*1847Susan Jane Britt was born about 1847 in Kentucky.1
Marriage*She married Powell McIntyre, son of Alexander Powell McIntyre.2,3
Death*between 28 June 1880 and 8 December 1885She died at about age 35 between 28 June 1880 and 8 December 1885, the first date when she was enumerated with her husband and children on the 1880 census in Tracy, Barren County, Kentucky, and the second date when her husband married a second time.4,5,3

Family

Powell McIntyre b. 1846, d. b 5 May 1900
Children1.William S. McIntyre4 b. 1868
2.Ella B. McIntyre4 b. 1875
3.Nancy E. McIntyre4 b. 1879

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of George W. and Nancy Britt, Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 1, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 191; Page: 381a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Powell and Susan J. McIntire, 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, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Powell McIntyre, Memorial# 160737810. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Powell and Susan J. McIntire, Year: 1880; Census Place: Tracy, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: 402; Page: 134B; Enumeration District: 012. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 8 December 1885 in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, USA, of Kittie Huffman and Powell McIntire, citing FHL Film# 000551012. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.

Susanna Britt1

b. 6 November 1794, d. 26 November 1881
Father*Obadiah Britt1 b. 15 Mar 1763, d. 1 Aug 1862
Mother*Sarah Wheeler1 b. 10 Feb 1763, d. 15 Jul 1855
Birth*6 November 1794Susanna Britt was born on 6 November 1794 in Albemarle County, Virginia.1,2
Marriage*16 July 1812She married John Jefferson Grayson on 16 July 1812.3,1,2,4
(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.5
(Wife) Death14 April 1862Susanna became a widow when John Grayson died on 14 April 1862 at age 72.4
Death*26 November 1881She died on 26 November 1881 in Adairville, Logan County, Kentucky, at age 871,2
Burial* and was buried in Red River Meeting House Cemetery, Adairville.2

Family

John Grayson b. 26 Nov 1789, d. 14 Apr 1862
Children1.William J. Grayson6 b. 21 Apr 1821
2.John Thomas Grayson7 b. 14 Aug 1823
3.Willis Henry Grayson8 b. 20 Sep 1827
4.Margaret Amanda Grayson9 b. 1832
5.Susan Caroline Grayson10 b. 12 Jun 1833

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. [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, Susannah (Britt) Grayson, Memorial# 39564875. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1404] Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Susanna Britt and John Grayson on 16 July 1812 in Albemarle County, Virginia. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Jefferson Grayson, Memorial# 39564952.
  5. [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.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Joseph Grayson, Memorial# 58962372.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Thomas Grayson, Memorial# 138483710.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Willis Henry Grayson Sr., Memorial# 207672079.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret Amanda (Grayson) Vick, Memorial# 170006591.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Susan Caroline (Grayson) Eddy, Memorial# 37434592.

Susanna Britt1

b. 1859
Father*George W. Britt1 b. 1820, d. 10 May 1874
Mother*Emily Wheeler1 b. 1823, d. Mar 1861
Birth*1859Susanna Britt was born about 1859 in Kentucky.1
(Daughter) Census US 186023 July 1860Susanna was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 23 July 1860 in the household of her parents in Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky. She was one year 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.

Thomas Britt1

b. 13 June 1844, d. 24 August 1845
Father*Obadiah Britt Jr.1 b. 13 Apr 1799, d. a 15 Oct 1872
Mother*Jane L. Powell1 b. 11 Jan 1807, d. 2 May 1883
Birth*13 June 1844Thomas Britt was born on 13 June 1844 in Barren County, Kentucky,1
Death*24 August 1845 and died on 24 August 1845 in Barren County at age 1.1,2

Citations

  1. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, The Life and Times of Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler Britt, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Biographical and genealogical information about Obadiah Britt, Jr. (1763-1862) and about his wife, Sarah (Wheeler) Britt (1763-1855) and some of their descendants. They married in 1785 and lived in Albemarle County, Virginia and Barren County, Kentucky. Includes an index, a helpful table of contents and excellent documentation of sources. (Indianapolis, Indiana: C. B. Conner, 1981), page 105, Family Group Sheet for Jane L. Britt nee Powell and Obadiah Britt, Jr. Hereinafter cited as Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler.
  2. [S2227] Cheyanne Britt Conner, Obadiah Britt and Sarah Wheeler, pages 176-177, photo copy and transcription of a page from the Britt Family Bible of Obadiah Britt, Jr. and Jane Powell Britt.

Thomas Britt1

b. 29 May 1840, d. 10 January 1862
Father*William Britt1 b. 7 Apr 1793, d. 1864
Mother*Nancy Waller1 b. 20 May 1801, d. 9 Feb 1846
Birth*29 May 1840Thomas Britt was born on 29 May 1840 in Kentucky.1
Name VariationHis full name was Thomas Henderson Barnhall Britt.2
(Son) Death9 February 1846He was 5 years old when his mother died on 9 February 1846 at age 44. Three of Thomas's sisters were grown. One was married and a second would marry later that year, leaving his father with four younger children ranging in age from 15, to Thomas at 5 years.3,2
(Son) Marriage27 October 1846His 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
(Son) Census US 185013 September 1850Thomas was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 13 September 1850 in the household of his father and stepmother in Division 1, Barren County, Kentucky. He was 11 years old.1
Death*10 January 1862He died on 10 January 1862 at age 21.2

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.