Posted By:Kathye Upham
Subject:Re: SCRITCHFIELDin SanAugustine, Rusk, Smith counties Tx
Post Date:March 17, 2009 at 05:39:51
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Martha [SCRITCHFIELD married Wm David BRITTAIN

I am searching for proof of Martha [Scritchfield] Brittain's parents, proof of her marriage to William David Brittain, and seeking any of her descendants.

Circumstantially, I am 99% certain she was the daughter of Henry Scritchfield and Sina [Buckley] but I have no legal proof.

.............Martha's "Time Line".............
1850 Rusk Co Tx/Rusk/HH 728-728/pg 287a (10 Nov 1850)
SCRITCHFIELD, Henry /HH/wm age 34 AR
Scritchfield, Sina /wf age 27 Tx
Scritchfield, Elizabeth /wf age 07 La
Scritchfield, Martha /wf age 05 La <<<<<
Scritchfield, Malissa /wf age 03 Tx
Scritchfield, Jane /wf age 3mos Tx

1860 SanAugustine Co Tx/SanAugustine/HH 167/pg 354b
(17 Jul 1860)
SCRITCHFIELD, Sina /HH/wf age 37 La
Scritchfield, Elizabeth /wf age 16 La
Scritchfield, Martha /wf age 15 La <<<<<
Scritchfield, Jane /wf age 09 Tx
Scritchfield, Andrew J /wm age 07 Tx
Scritchfield, Wm H /wm age 03 Tx

12 Dec 1861 UNverified marriage to Wm David Brittain

10 Jan 1862 > William David Brittain enlisted in CSA

Martha's last child Sarah born 31 Mar 1869

1870 census ??? where, where, where ???
NOTE : There is a huge section of 1870 census not found on ancestry com. I do not know whether it is missing or just skipped. It is likely Martha's family is in that section.

22 Apr 1872 William David Brittain 2nd married Darcus Abby Dill

1880 Shelby Co Tx/Prec 3/HH 182-186/pg 60b (24 Jun 1880)
BRITTAIN, W D /HH/wm age 39 TX/SC/SC
Brittain, D A /wife/wf age 28 TX/Tn/SC
Brittain, J A /son/wm age 15 TX/Tx/Tx
Brittain, S A /dtr/wf age 10 TX/Tx/Tx
Brittain, D S /son/wm age 04 TX/Tx/Tx
Brittain, M J /dtr/wf age 03 TX/Tx/Tx
Brittain, B F /son/wm age 01 TX/Tx/Tx

Anyone who has any information on this family I would be forever grateful if you shared it with me.