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Descendant's of John Wilson & Susannah Woods {Richey} Britton
Posted by: William G. Latham Jr. (ID *****2612) Date: September 24, 2009 at 18:13:23
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To all Britton Researchers, who are seeking info. about the descendant's of John Wilson & Susannah Woods "Richey" Britton of Giles, Marshall, Maury, & Lincoln Counties, in Tennessee. I have new info. about their children, and their families. John Wilson Britton was born Sept. 16, 1789 in North Carolina, the son of Thomas & Elizabeth "Wilson" Britton, who married Apr. 1, 1777 in Chowan Co., N. C., John Wilson married Susannah Woods Richey Oct. 4, 1812 in Giles Co., Tenn., and they had 11 children, who all lived to marry, and have children of their own. John Wilson died Sept. 30, 1857 in Giles Co., and was buried at the Diana Cemetery, in Giles County, Tn.! Susannah was born July 23, 1794 in Tn., the daughter of Thomas & Rosannah "Trimble" Britton. Susannah died Feb. 26, 1873 in Giles Co., Tenn. and was buried next to John Wilson Britton, at Diana Cemetery. Many of their ancestor's lived in Giles Co., and the surrounding counties of Tennessee. And, several of their children moved west to Texas, Arkansas, and Missouri. Wilson Britton was born Sept. 13, 1813 in Giles Co., Tenn. was their oldest son, and my 3'rd Great Grandfather. he died abt. 1886, his brother Alexander also lived most of his life in Giles Co., Tenn.! Wilson & Alexander Britton were the only two sons who stayed in Giles Co., Tn.! Wilson married Elizabeth Bettie ? maiden name unknown at this time abt. 1838, they had five known children. One of their son's was Edward Monroe Britton, born Mar. 1847, and died July 28, 1922 in Lawrence Co., Tenn. He married Nancy Louisa Britton (cousin), Jan. 2, 1867 in Giles Co., Tenn. and they had seven children, one son, and six daughter's! Their fifth child, and daughter was Fannie Bruce Britton, born Sept. 16, 1880, she married William Robert "Bob" Hardiman Nov. 11, 1896, and had seven children. They were my Great Grandparent's..! John Wilson & Susannah had 11 children, and seven of them left Giles Co., Tennessee, and moved to Lawrence & Newton Co., Missouri, Fulton Co., Arkansas, and McLennan, & Dallas Co., Texas! Three of their children who moved to Missouri, were George Washington Britton, Missouri {Britton} Ragain, and Elizabeth {Britton} Joines. George W. Britton settled in Newton Co., Mo., he married Cynthia McGraw, and had six children. One of their son's was Rev. Fountain E. P. Britton. Edward & Missouri "Britton" Ragain settled in Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Co., Mo., they had ten children. Joel & Elizabeth "Britton" Joines first moved to Sarcoxie, Jasper Co., Mo., and later to Mt. Vernon, Mo., and finelly to Des Arc, Iron Co., Mo.! Two of their son's was Franklin Cooper & John Seton Britton, who settled in Waco, McLennan Co., Texas. Several of their children, and descendant's lived in Johnson, Anderson, Limestone, Bosque, and El Paso Counties, in Texas. One Daughter was Mary Ann Polly Britton, who married Thomas Hollan Lee Sr. Apr. 13, 1852 at Cornersville, Marshall Co., Tenn.! They first moved to Texas County, Clinton, Mo., and later to Fulton Co., Arkansas. I would like very to share my research with any cousins, who may be seeking info. about their family. Please contact me for more info. about my research, and note's. I'll be happy to share any data with them.

William G. Latham Jr.

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