Surname: Britt

1918 Warren County Farmers’ Directory – B Surnames

Abbreviations Used in this Directory a–Acres; Ch — Children; O–Owner; T–Tenant or Renter; R –Rural Route; Sec-Section; Maiden name of wife follows directory name in parentheses (); figures at end of information–year became resident of county. Star (*) indicates children not at home. Name of farm follows names of children in quotations marks. In case of a tenant, the farm owner’s name follows the figures giving size of farm. Example: ABBEY, William L. (Lena Riggs) Martha and Cora Abbey, Mother and Sister; Kirkwood R1 Tompking Sec8-5 T80a H.M. Abbey Est. (1886) Tel. Farmers’ Line Kirkwood MEANS ABBEY, William L. – Name (Lena Riggs) – Wife’s maiden name. Martha and Cora Abbey – Mother and Sister Kirkwood R1 – Postoffice Kirkwood, R.F.D. 1. Tompking Sec8-5 – Township Tompking, Sections 8-5. T80a – Tenant on 80 acres. H.M. Abbey Est. – Owner of 80 acres. (1886) – Lived in county since 1886. Tel. Farmers’ Line Kirkwood – Farmers’ Line Telephone Kirkwood. B Surnames BABBITT, Albert C. (Lucile Meadows) Avon R5 Berwick Sec31 T80a Bion Lincoln (1918) Tels. Greenbush and Avon BABBIT, Edwin (Clara Johnson) Ch Livina, Dale, Albert, Florine, *Ira, *Mary, *Emery,*Homer, *Jessie, *Hobart; Avon R5 Berwick Sec27 T355a H.A. and C.E. Saunders (1901) Tels. Avon and Greenbush BACON, Charles A. (Susie Tate) Ch Ernest, Howard, Charming, Marie; Roseville R2 Pt. Pleasant Sec21 T400a B.P. Lee (1895) Tel. Farmers’ Line Swan...

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The Descendants of John H. Blackwell

The Descendants of John H. Blackwell is a 62 page manuscript typewritten on onion skinned paper by Julia Ann Blackwell Ketchum. In it Mrs. Blackwell provides the descendants of John H. Blackwell who was born in 1793 in Sumter County, South Carolina; he died between 1870-1880 and was buried at Boles Arkansas. He married in 1824 in Tennessee to Sarah ???. Sarah was born abt 1804 in Tennessee and died between 1851-1859. She was also buried at Boles Arkansas. John H. Blackwell married 2nd 1851-1859 to Malinda ???. Malinda was born abt 1810 in Kentucky, and was buried between...

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Claybank Cemetery Ozark Alabama

Margaret Claybank Cemetery is located about two miles from Ozark, Alabama on Ozark – Daleville Highway. This cemetery enumeration was performed in 1948 by Eustus Hayes and as such will provide details on headstones which may no longer be present in the cemetery. Lizzie E. Dowling June 25, 1853 – Oct 31, 1938. Wife of N. B. Dowling. N. B. Dowling Aug 15, 1853 – Mar 28, 1938. Hus of Lizzie E. Dowling. Leila Belle Dowling May 26, 1876 – Jan 14, 1933. Dau of S. L. & Sarah Jane Dowling. Samuel L. Dowling Nov 3, 1841 – Jan...

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Slave Narrative of Berry Clay

Interviewer: Adella S. Dixon Person Interviewed: Berry Clay Location: Macon, Georgia Age: 89 Telfair County was the home of some colored people who never were slaves, but hired their services for wages just as the race does today. Berry Clay, half Indian, half white, was the son of Fitema Bob Britt, a full blood Indian, who died shortly after his son’s birth. His mother later married William Clay, whose name was taken by the children as well as the mother. The family then moved to Macon. Clay, next [TR: ‘to the’ scratched out] oldest of five children was 89 years old on August 5, 1936, and while he was never a slave, remembers many incidents that took place then. Not many years after his mother remarried, she became very ill and he recalls being lifted by his step-father to kiss her good bye as she lay dying. After her death, the family continued to live in South Macon where the father was employed as overseer for a crew at the Railroad yard. This position often called for the punishment of slaves but he was too loyal to his color to assist in making their lives more unhappy. His method of carrying out orders and yet keeping a clear conscience was unique—the slave was taken to the woods where he was supposedly laid upon a log and severely beaten. Actually,...

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Biography of Richard H. Britt

This gentleman is the present capable manager of the Poorman mines, near Silver City, and for a number of years has been connected with the development of the rich mineral resources of the northwest. He was born in the state of Missouri in 1861, and is of English descent. His father, J. W. Britt, was born in Kentucky, and in 1855 removed to Missouri, locating on a farm in that state. There he married Miss Margaret Horn, also a native of Kentucky. At the time of the civil war he entered the Confederate service under General Price, and since the close of hostilities has successfully engaged in agricultural pursuits. In religious belief he is a Baptist, while his wife is of the Methodist faith. They have five sons and a daughter, and the family circle yet remains unbroken by the hand of death. Richard H. Britt, of this review, their third child, was reared to manhood in the state of his nativity and studied civil engineering in the Missouri State University, in which institution he was graduated in the class of 1888. Thus well qualified for an active business life, he entered the employ of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company, as an examiner of land, and later was engaged in inspecting the lands of the Willamette Valley and Cascade Mountain Wagon Road Company, inspecting the lands from Albany, Oregon,...

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Charlie Britt

Private, M. G. Co. A, 30th Div., 115th M. G. Btn. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Britt, of Robeson County. Husband of Reatha Cartwright Britt. Entered service Sept. 19, 1917, at Concord, N.C. Was sent to Camp Jackson, S. C.; transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Overseas to France May 10, 1918. Occupation Ypres Salient July 15th to Aug. 31, 1918. Voormizelle and Mt. Kimmel, Aug. 31 to Sept. 5, 1918. Hindenburg Line, Bellicourt, Nauroy engagement Sept. 29 to Oct. 2, 1918. Premont Vaux Andigny engagement Oct. 8 to 12, 1918. Sule River engagement Oct. 17 to 21, 1918. Returned to the USA March 22, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 2,...

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Samuel M. Britt

Reg. Sergt. Major, Inf., Co. Hdqrs., 30th Div., 119th Reg.; of Wayne County; son of W. G. and Barbara Britt. Entered service June, 1916, at Goldsboro, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier. Transferred to Camp Merritt, N. J. Sailed for France May 11, 1918. Promoted to rank of R. S. M. July, 1917. Fought at Ypres-Somme Front, Cambrai, St. Quentin, Hindenburg Line. Served on Mexican border six months. Returned to USA April 2, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, April 12,...

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