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Horatio BRITTON

Male 1820 - 1897  (76 years)


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  • Name Horatio BRITTON 
    Born 3 May 1820  Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Military (ENLISTED 1864)  [3, 4, 5
    Pvt, Co E, 17th W.Va. Inf, Civil War 
    Census 1850, 1860  Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1869  Tyler Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1870  Green District, Wetzel Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880  Murphy District, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In household of son John Wilson Britton.
    Occupation farmer  [6, 7, 8
    Occupation school teacher  [1
    Died 14 Feb 1897 
    Buried Toll Gate Baptist Church Cemetery, Toll Gate, Ritchie Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I822  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2013 

    Father Wilson BRITTON,   b. 1765,   d. Aug 1851  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Jane WADE,   b. CA 1787,   d. Bef Sep 1849  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married CA 1806 
    Family ID F1063  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth HUSK,   b. CA 1825,   d. CA 1865, Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Married 14 Dec 1841  [1
    Notes 
    • 1850 Census, Monongalia Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Aug 20 1850:
      Horatio Briton, 30, farmer; Elisabeth, 25; John W, 7; Edah, 5; Andrew O, 3; Asberry S, (?). All born in Virginia except for John, who was born in Pennsylvania.

      1860 Census, Monongalia Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jun 13 1860:
      Horatio Britton, 40, farm hand; Elizabeth, 35; John W, 17; Eda, 15; Andrew O, 13; Asberry, 10; Mark S, 7; Fernando, 4; Fielding H, 2.

      1870 Census, Wetzel Co, WV (Green Twp), enumerated on Jun 27 1870:
      Horatio Britten, 44, farmer; Martha J, 35; Asberry S, 20; Mark, 17; Fernando D, 14; Fielding H, 12; Almyra V, 10; George B Mc, 7; Ida A Malsed, 7.

      Following Elizabeth's death, Horatio married Martha J. (Milburn) Malsed, widow of Civil War veteran Andrew J. Malsed, and moved his family to Tyler/Wetzel County. He and Martha had one child together, daughter Viola, but they soon separated. Horatio then relocated to Ritchie County, where he was residing with son John and his family as of the 1880 Census. [1]
    Children 
    +1. John Wilson BRITTON,   b. 27 Jan 1843, Greene Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1912  (Age 69 years)
    +2. Edah BRITTON,   b. 4 Apr 1845, Wirt Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1889, Tanner Fork, Gilmer Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    +3. Andrew Osborne BRITTON,   b. 17 Feb 1847, Gilmer Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1926, Newberne, Gilmer Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +4. Asberoy Stephen BRITTON,   b. 27 Apr 1850, Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1921, Revel, Gilmer Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +5. Mark S. BRITTON,   b. 16 Feb 1854, Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef May 1910  (Age 56 years)
    +6. Fernando D. BRITTON,   b. 22 Jan 1856, Greene Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1930, East View (Clarksburg), Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +7. Fielding H. BRITTON,   b. Feb 1858, Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1942, Akron, Summit Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)
    +8. Almira V. BRITTON,   b. Jul 1860, Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1945, Weston, Lewis Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
    +9. George B. McClellan BRITTON,   b. 10 Dec 1862, Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1912  (Age 49 years)
    Family ID F266  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha J. MILBURN,   b. 27 Mar 1836, Tyler Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1908  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 7 Oct 1869  Wetzel Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Separated Bef 1880  [10
    Children 
    +1. Viola V. BRITTON,   b. Nov 1870, Wetzel Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1909, Allister, Wetzel Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
    Family ID F39010  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Toll Gate Baptist Church Cemetery, Toll Gate, Ritchie Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Documents
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    822_HoratioBritton_MarthaJaneMilburnMalsed_MarriageRecord_7Oct1869.jpg
    822_BRITTON_Horatio_USCivilWarPensionIndex.jpg
    822_BRITTON_Horatio_USCivilWarPensionIndex.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S2654] The Wade Family, Monongalia County, Virginia, now West Virginia, Franklin Marion Brand, (1927), p. 387.

    2. [S123] Ritchie County, West Virginia Cemeteries through 1993, Ritchie County Historical Society (David M. Scott, Editor), (McClain Printing Co, Parsons, WV, 1995).

    3. [S2605] U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [database online], (National Park Service , Ancestry.com).

    4. [S2619] U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    5. [S2654] The Wade Family, Monongalia County, Virginia, now West Virginia, Franklin Marion Brand, (1927), p. 387.
      At the opening of the Civil War, Horatio Britton organized a company of home guards and became its captain. In 1864, he residgned as captain of the guards and enlisted in the Union Army, Co E, 7th WVa Infantry, and served until the end of the war.

    6. [S2292] Wetzel County Marriage Records, New Martinsville, WV.

    7. [S2178] 1850 Census, Monongalia County (W)VA.

    8. [S2340] 1870 Census, Wetzel County, WV.

    9. [S2292] Wetzel County Marriage Records, New Martinsville, WV.
      Identified as Horatio Britton, widowed, 43, farmer, b. Monongalia Co, res. Tyler Co, son of Wilson & Jane Britton; and Martha J. Malsed, widowed, 34, b. Tyler Co, res. Wetzel Co, dau of John H. & Hannah Milburn. Married Oct 7 1869 "at Martha Jane Malsed."
      http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11592876&Type=Marriage
      http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11593222&Type=Marriage

    10. [S1710] 1880 Census.