Descendants of Jesse (1759-1842) and Ann Gibson (~1761-~1801) Britton


1. Abigail Britton (4/14/1783 Winchester VA-11/26/1831 Madison, OH) and William Howsmon (12/15/1782 Winchester, VA-8/19/1863 London, OH) married on 5/27/1802 -- 10 children (census: 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860)
-----1a. (Mary) Lettitia Howsmon (4/3/1804 Winchester, VA-9/23/1842 Range, Madison, OH) and John Britton (8/20/1794 Harpers Ferry, VA-10/5/1881 Dewitt, IL) married on 5/8/1820 -- 8 children (census: 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880)
----------1b. Evans Elijah Britton (4/2/1821-4/19/1821 Madison, OH) -- died young
----------1b. William Howsmon Britton (9/15/1822 OH-5/3/1891 IL) married Eliza Davis (~1836 IN-) -- no children (census: 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890)
----------1b. James Louis Britton (1/15/1825 OH-1870 Dewitt, IL) married Emily E. Collins (3/1825 OH-1/15/1917 OH) married on 9/22/1848 -- 8 children (census: 1860, 1870 -2)
---------------1c. Sarah Britton (1850 OH-)
---------------1c. Eliza Britton (1851 OH-)
---------------1c. child Britton -- died young
---------------1c. child Britton -- died young
---------------1c. child Britton -- died young
---------------1c. Layton Britton (1853 OH-)
---------------1c. Minnie Britton (1864 IL-)
---------------1c. Harris Britton (1867 IL-)
----------1b. John Evans Britton (3/8/1828 OH-11/21/1912 Dewitt, IL) married Mary Cummings (9/11/1830 OH-3/25/1920 Dewitt, IL) on 10/3/1850 -- 4 children (census: 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910)
---------------1c. Sarah Ida Britton (2/25/1855 IL-11/30/1940 IA) married William Ellis (5/12/1854 OH-2/24/1927) on 12/28/1876 -- 4 children (census: 1880)
--------------------1d. Bertha Ellis (12/20/1877 IL-) married George H. Kessler on 8/18/1920
--------------------1d. Fred Edward Ellis (4/5/1879 IL-7/4/1959) married Ella Hitchcock (7/26/1882 IA-) on 12/31/1908 -- 1 child
-------------------------1e. Leonard Ellis (11/16/1916-)
--------------------1d. John McKinney Ellis (7/31/1884-7/1/1950) married Maud R. Greenwood () on 3/5/1913 -- 2 children
-------------------------1e. William James Ellis (5/9/1914-)
-------------------------1e. Glenola Rosamond Ellis (8/4/1917-)
--------------------1d. Margaret Elizabeth Ellis (12/16/1891-1956) married James Woolridge () on 2/24/1916 -- unknown children
---------------1c. Emma L. Britton (8/22/1857 IL-7/5/1936 SD) married Henry Menroe Samuels (10/1862 Dewitt, IL-4/12/1920 Hughes, SD) -- 4 children
--------------------1d. Howard L. Samuels (10/1879 Dewitt, IL-) married Ethel F. Unknown (~1880 IL-) -- 1 child
-------------------------1e. Ruth Samuels (~1910 Hughes, SD-)
--------------------1d. Grace M. Samuels (7/1883 Dewitt, IL-)
--------------------1d. Bert B. Samuel (1/1890 SD -) married Edna Unknown (~1897 IA-) -- 5 children (census: 1920?, 1930)
-------------------------1e. Edward Bert Samuel (~1916 IA-)
-------------------------1e. Emma M. Samuel (~1918 IA-)
-------------------------1e. Maried Samuel (~1920 IA-)
-------------------------1e. Ivana Samuel (~1921 IA-)
-------------------------1e. Ethel Samuel (~1923 NE-)
--------------------1d. Cecil Samuel (~1902 SD-)
---------------1c. Charles L. Britton (2/1864 IL-1939 Dewitt, IL) married Luella Robb (1863 IL-? Dewitt, IL) -- 1 child (census: 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930)
--------------------1d. Lori PerlineParoles Britton (10/1886 Dewitt, IL-1969 Dewitt, IL) married John Edward Cunningham (9/8/1884 IL-6/5/1942 DeWitt,IL) in 1905 -- 5 children (census: 1910, 1920, 1930)
---------------1c. John William Britton (6/23/1870 IL-5/12/1911 DeWitt,IL) married Ida Myrtie Griner (7/1/1875 IL-5/29/1958 DeWitt,IL) on 2/18/1893 -- 3 children (census: 1900, 1910, 1920)
----------1b. Isaac Frost Britton (10/3/1830 Range, Madison, OH-4/5/1875 Jefferson, IL) married (1) Sophia Plummer (1829 OH-1869 Jefferson, IL) in 1854 and (2) Phoebe Dow (1845 IL-1/15/1918 Independence, AK) on 3/22/1869 -- 4 children (census: 1860, 1870)
---------------1c. Myrtle Brittin () -- died young
---------------1c. Ella A. Brittin (7/19/1855 Dewitt, IL-) -- unknown
---------------1c. Jennie Eunice Britton (4/27/1861 Dewitt, IL-) (census: 1880)
---------------1c. Guy William Britton (1870 Jefferson, IL-1/1942 E. St Louis, IL) married Mary Etta Hall (3/21/1876 Macoupin, IL-11/13/1952 E. St. Louis, IL) -- 1 child (census: 1880)
--------------------1d. Elmer Britton (4/4/1898 Jefferson, IL-1/22/1977 Madison, IL) married Clara Kimme (1903-) -- 1 child
-------------------------1e. George Robert Britton (1/2/1925 E. St. Louis, IL-1993 Monroe, IL)
----------1b. Abigail Jane Britton** (11/8/1834 OH-8/7/1854 OH) married Jonathan B. Parke (~1830 PA-) on 8/11/1851 -- 1 child (census: 1860)
---------------1c. John B. Parke (~1852 OH-) married Maggie Carter (~1852 OH-) -- 4 children (census: 1880)
--------------------1d. George Parke (~1874 OH-)
--------------------1d. Pearl Parke (~1875 OH-)
--------------------1d. Abigail Murzetta Park(~1876 OH-)
--------------------1d. Iva Parke (NE?)
----------1b. Joseph Morris Britton (1/29/1836 OH-10/28/1911 Dewitt, IL) married Louisa A. Willmore (10/8/1841 Essex, VA-4/7/1925 Dewitt, IL) on 10/7/1860 -- 9 children (census: 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920)
---------------1c. Hattie Britton (~1862 IL-)
---------------1c. Edwin C. Brittin (6/28/1864-11/7/1864 Dewitt, IL) -- died young
---------------1c. Caddie C. Brittin (11/28/1865 Dewitt, IL-? IL) married Riley H. Thompson (?IL-11/1925 Dewitt, IL-) on 10/8/1884 -- 3+ child
--------------------1d. Howard Thompson (5/1884 IL-)
--------------------1d. Roy A. Thompson (4/15/1885 Dewitt, IL-3/26/1972 Dewitt, IL) married Jessie Fern McKeown -- 2 children
-------------------------1e. Roy McKeown Thompson (8/14/1914 Dewitt, IL-)
--------------------1d. Sara Louise Thompson (8/22/1891 Dewitt, IL-1/1/1971 Dewitt, IL)
---------------1c. Martha A. Brittin (1/27/1868-10/10/1869 Dewitt, IL) -- died young
---------------1c. Lizzie Britton (2/1869 IL-) married Unknown Gray (?-1890s) -- 1 child
--------------------1d. Ruth E. Gray (7/1892 IL-)
---------------1c. Elizabeth W. Brittin (2/3/1869 Dewitt, IL-5/12/1921 Dewitt, IL) married R. E. Gray -- 2 children
--------------------1d. Harrison Gray
--------------------1d. Ruth Eugenia Gray (7/10/1892 Dewitt, IL-) married Frank Mason (~1890-) -- 2 children
-------------------------1e. Paul Victor Mason
-------------------------1e. Dorothy Mason
---------------1c. Effie L. Brittin (8/14/1871-12/20/1878 Dewitt, IL) -- died young
---------------1c. Edna F. Brittin (2/3/1878 Dewitt, IL-? Crookston, MN) married Hallie Thorpe (12/12/1882 IL-? Crookston, MN) on 10/22/1902 -- 2 children
--------------------1d. Sarah Louise Thorpe (12/3/1903-)
--------------------1d. Harry Charleston Thorpe (2/27/1907-)
---------------1c. Harry Otis Brittin (4/27/1884 Dewitt, IL-1/12/1943 Dewitt, IL) married Eva Ethel Burns (5/6/1886 IL-12/20/1938 IL) on 2/20/1907 -- 2 children (census: 1910, 1920, 1930)
--------------------1d. Nodene Mae Brittin married Elwyn Moore Bowling -- 4 children
--------------------1d. Richard Lee Brittin (12/6/1916 Dewitt, IL-7/31/1995 IL) married Inez Bernadine Winslow (5/8/1918 Dewitt, IL-?IL) on 5/28/1938
----------1b. Nathan Thomas Britton (10/11/1838 OH-7/23/1917 Hall, NE) married Hannah J. Colwell (1/20/1844 OH-5/16/1939 Hall,NE) on 1/5/1862 -- 7 children(census: 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930)
---------------1c. child Britton -- died young
---------------1c. child Britton -- died young
---------------1c. child Britton -- died young
---------------1c. Letitia Brittin (2/1869 IL-) married William F. Thompson (5/1865 IA-) -- 11 children (census: 1900 p.2, 1910, 1920, 1930)
--------------------1d. Lorimer L. Thompson (9/1891 NE-)
--------------------1d. Alma/Alena B. Thompson (7/1893 NE-)
--------------------1d. Nathan/Matthew J. Thompson (6/1895 NE-)
--------------------1d. Gladys M. Thompson (twin)(12/1896 NE-)
--------------------1d. Glide E. Thompson (twin)(12/1896 NE-)
--------------------1d. William H. Thompson (7/1898 NE-)
--------------------1d. Elizabeth "Bessie" L. Thompson (1/1900 NE-)
--------------------1d. child Thompson -- died young
--------------------1d. Donald B. Thompson (~1904 NE-)
--------------------1d. Denton O. Thompson (~1908 NE-)
--------------------1d. Gordan A. Thompson (~1909 NE-)
---------------1c. J. Benjamin Brittin (~1872 NE) married Julia Skinner
---------------1c. Edward B. Brittin (~1874 NE) married Manie Boyle
---------------1c. Frederick Britton (~1877 NE)
----------1b. Henry Harrison Briton (3/24/1841 Range, Madison, OH-11/24/1868) (reared by Betsey Cook) -- never married
----------1b. (foster child) Mary Foster from the age of 9; she married John Britton Howsmon, her fostermother's brother -- see next entry
-----1a. John Britton Howsmon (6/12/1807 Winchester, VA-12/22/1880 London, OH) and Mary Foster (10/20/1812 VA-8/12/1899) married on 7/28/1833 - 11 children (census: 1840, 1850 -2, 1860, 1870, 1880)
----------1b. William Tolon Howsmon (8/30/1834 Madison OH-8/14/1913 Hall NE) and Louisa Jane Wood (8/14/1836 Union, OH-1920s NE) married on 9/23/1856 -- 8 children (census: 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, 1900, 1910, 1920)
---------------1c. Mary Elizabeth Howsmon (7/7/1857 Madison, OH-) married Levi Mohler (9/1851 OH-) circa 1875 -- 7 children (census: 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930)
--------------------1d. William Mohler (~1876 NE-)
--------------------1d. Jane Mohler (~1878 NE-)
--------------------1d. Laura Mohler (9/1881 NE-)
--------------------1d. unknown Mohler
--------------------1d. unknown Mohler (one child dies young)
--------------------1d. Rosa Mohler (10/1887 NE-)
--------------------1d. Irvin/Arthur W. Mohler (5/1891 NE-) -- divorced (no children?)

---------------1c. Bradford Wood Howsmon (10/21/1858 Madison OH-1890s?) married Bettie L. Unknown (~1860 WI-1890s?) -- 2+ children (census: 1880, 1890)
--------------------1d. Myrtle Howsmon (11/1877 NE-) married William Gillet (9/1869 MN-) -- 3+ children (census: 1900
-------------------------1e. Flora Gillet (12/1895 AZ-)
-------------------------1e. child Gillet -- died young
-------------------------1e. Albert Gillet (12/1898 AZ-)
--------------------1d. Ernest Howsmon (4/1886 NE-) (census: 1900)
---------------1c. Phebe L. Howsmon (10/11/1861 OH-) married Robert J. Henderson (~1853 Canada-) -- 10 children (census: 1880, 1900? 1910? 1920? can't find; maybe died or remarried)
--------------------1d. William G. Henderson (8/1879 NE-) (census: 1900)
--------------------1d. Edward O. Henderson (~1885)
--------------------1d. Charles R. Henderson (~1888)
--------------------1d. John Henderson (~1890)
--------------------1d. Mary J. Henderson (~1892)
--------------------1d. Robert B. Henderson (~1894)
--------------------1d. child Henderson -- died young
--------------------1d. Minnie E. Henderson (~1899)

---------------1c. Liona Belle Howsmon (5/23/1865 OH-) married Unknown Boyd (can't find on census)
---------------1c. Margarette "Maggie" L. Howsmon (3/13/1868 Union, OH-) married Byron Baker (9/1862 MI-) -- 11 children (census: 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930)
--------------------1d. Elvina Baker (3/1887 NE-)
--------------------1d. Robert Baker (9/1888 NE-)
--------------------1d. Blanch Baker (1/1890 NE-)
--------------------1d. Charles R. Baker (1/1894 NE-)
--------------------1d. Samuel Baker (8/1896 NE-)
--------------------1d. Olive E. Baker (4/1900 NE-)
--------------------1d. Edna Baker (~1904 NE-)
--------------------1d. Creda Baker (~1907 NE-) married (1) Unknown Johnson -- no children
--------------------1d. Freda Baker (~1907 NE-)
--------------------1d. Byron A. Baker (~1911 NE-)
--------------------1d. William H. Baker (~1913 NE-)
---------------1c. Harriette L. Howsmon (2/2/1871 IA-) married Unknown Goast/Gaast -- 1 child (census: 1900)
--------------------1d. Ellen Elmira Goast (3/1893 NE-)
---------------1c. John Oscar Howsmon (5/6/1873 IA-) married Gladys Unknown (~1894 NE-) -- 2 children (census: 1930)
--------------------1d. Kathryn M. Howsmon (~1915 NE-)
--------------------1d. Edgar Howsmon (~1918 NE-)
---------------1c. Theodore Franklin Howsmon (9/15/1877 Howard, NE-) -- never married (census: 1920, 1930)
----------1b. John Newton Howsmon (2/1/1836 Madison, OH-3/17/1887 Dewitt, IL) and Mary C. Write () on 9/12/1866 -- 2 children
---------------1c. Winnie Howsmon () married Unknown Shields
---------------1c. Martha J. (9/24/1875-) married Unknown Simpson
----------1b. Letticia Britton Howsmon (4/4/1838 OH-8/7/1897) and Elijah Bragg (6/18/1810 Ross, OH-1892 OH) on 3/17/1864 -- 3 children (census: 1870 -2, 1880, 1890)(note: census says she was born ~1838)
---------------1c. (stepson) John K. Bragg (~1845 OH-) married Martha J. Unknown
---------------1c. (stepdaughter) Emma Malinda Bragg (~1847 OH-)
---------------1c. (stepson) James Bragg (~1850 OH-)
---------------1c. (stepdaughter) Maranda Bragg (~1952 OH-)
---------------1c. (stepson) Elijah Bragg (~1855 OH-)
---------------1c. (stepdaughter) Clara A. Bragg (~1860 OH)
---------------1c. (stepson) Clinton Bragg (~1860 OH)
---------------1c. son Bragg -- died young
---------------1c. Elizabeth Forrest Bragg (3/19/1867 OH-10/24/1952) and Thomas Slattery (4/1867 OH-3/1906 Madison, OH) on 1/13/1892 -- 6 children (census: 1900, 1910, 1920)
--------------------1d. Edward Slattery (3/1893 OH-)
--------------------1d. Herbert Slattery (5/1895 OH-)
--------------------1d. Herman Slattery (2/1897 OH-)
--------------------1d. Margaret Slattery (9/1899 OH-)
--------------------1d. Alvin Slattery (~1903 OH-)
--------------------1d. Mary Slattery (~1906 OH-)
---------------1c. Magdalena "Maggie Lena" Bragg (12/1869 OH-7/16/1897 OH) and Jesse H. Edwards (~1867 OH-9/5/1897 OH) -- no children?
----------1b. Sarah "Suzie" Elizabeth Howsmon (5/1/1840 Madison, OH-1/2/1861 OH) and James Baxter (~1838 NJ-) on 7/5/1858 -- 1+ child? (see note below) (census: 1860?)
---------------1c. Frank Baxter (~1859 OH-) (census: 1870?)
----------1b. James Worthington Howsmon (1/23/1842 Madison, OH-) married (1) Mary S. Self on 4/30/1861 and (2) Rebecca McBrin [widow Holloway] (1850-2/15/1905 Arthur,IL) on 5/29/1880 -- 12 children (census: 1870?, 1880, 1890, )
---------------1c. Milton Howsmon (5/13/1863 Madison,OH-8/28/1937 Palisade,NE) married Mary Catherine Hubbard (6/12/1870 Melrose,IA-5/30/1966 Hayes,NE) on 11/30/1899 -- 1 child
---------------1c. Margaret "Maggie" Howsmon (8/8/1865-7/30/1947) married Unknown Hinton -- look in IL
---------------1c. Ida Howsmon (1/7/1868-1943 Arthur,IL) -- unknown
---------------1c. John W. Howsmon (8/5/1871 Madison,OH-8/26/1943 Danville,IN)
---------------1c. Charles W. Howsmon (9/14/1874 IL-1/11/1959 Litchfield,IL)
---------------1c. Emma Howsmon (~1875 OH-)
---------------1c. Annie Howsmon (~1879 OH-)
---------------1c. (stepchildren: Emma Holloway, Alice Mathias Holloway and Adaline Dishman Holloway)
---------------1c. Etora "Tory" V. Howsmon (10/7/1882 IL-1910IL)
---------------1c. Mary F. Howsmon (10/19/1884 IL-1968 Kankakee,IL)
---------------1c. Van Gertrude Howsmon (7/12/1889 IL-3/23/1968 Cowden,IL)
---------------1c. Isaac Britton Howsmon (11/11/1891 IL-1956)
---------------1c. Pearly Howsmon (at age 3) -- died young
---------------1c. Scotty Ray Howsmon (twin)(died in infancy) -- died young
----------2b. Winna May Howsmon (twin)(died in infancy) -- died young
----------1b. Margaret "Mag" McClimans Howsmon (8/2/1844 Madison, OH-3/20/1929) and Theodore Childers Pinkerton (1838-1/23/1912) married 11/6/1866 -- no children (1870, 1880, 1890, 1900, 1910?, 1920) (died at home of niece Elizabeth Slattery -- daughter of Letitia Howsmon and Elijah Bragg)
----------1b. Abigail Howsmon (1847-8/1849 Madison, OH) -- died young
----------1b. Joseph B. Howsmon (10/13/1849-1850 Madison, OH) -- died young
----------1b. Mary Frances Howsmon (9/5/1851 Madison, OH) -- never married, 2 children (census: 1880, 1890, 1900 -2, )(lived at home and took care of mother)
---------------1c. Virgil Forrest Howsmon (11/1877 OH-) (out of wedlock) married Myrtle Unknown (8/1880-) -- 1+ children (census: 1900
--------------------1d. Willard Howsmon (6/1899-)
---------------1c. Wilford Howsmon (8/1880 OH-) (out of wedlock)
----------1b. Joseph B. Howsmon (10/13/1849 Madison OH-1850) -- died young
----------1b. Thomas Frost Howsmon (6/2/1854 Madison, OH-3/17/1919 Madison, OH) and Clara Alma Bragg (~1855 OH-7/7/1925 Madison, OH) on 2/1/1881 -- 5 children (census: 1880, 1890, 1900?, 1910, 1920)
---------------1c. Purble Dawn Howsmon (10/26/1881-5/5/1884) -- died young
---------------1c. child Howsmon -- died young
---------------1c. child Howsmon -- died young
---------------1c. Gorves Glenn Howsmon (1886-1/11/1954) -- never married? (census: 1930)
---------------1c. Oney Ernest Howsmon (1887->1956) and Artie C. Unknown (~1892 OH-) -- 3+ children (census: 1910, 1920, 1930?)
--------------------1d. Orville Howsmon (8/1909 OH-)
--------------------1d. Cletice Howsmon (~1912 OH-)
--------------------1d. Helen Howsmon (4/1918 OH-)
----------1b. Clara Isabel "Belle" Howsmon (10/2/1860 Madison, OH-9/8/1926) and Frank Hubbard (8/1858 OH-) circa 1890, -- 3 children (1870, 1880, 1890, 1900, 1910, 1920)
---------------1c. (stepson) Lawrence W. Hubbard (6/1885 OH-)
---------------1c. (stepson) Frank W. Hubbard (2/1889 OH-)
---------------1c. (stepdaughter) Effie M. Hubbard (7/1890 OH-)
---------------1c. Henry B. Hubbard (1/1898 OH-)
---------------1c. James W. Hubbard (~1901 OH-) look in Springfield
-----1a. Isaac Frost Howsmon (8/13/1809 Ross, OH-4/9/1856 Madison, OH?) and Elizabeth Fisher () married on 9/22/1831 -- 4 children (census: )
----------1b. Isaac Housman (~1832-)
----------1b. John Housman -- died young??
----------1b. Charles Housman -- died young??
----------1b. William Housman -- died young??
----------1b. Abagail Housman married Unknown Monroe (received $200 in will of step-grandmother Frances Howsmon)
----------1b. Frances Housman
----------1b. Lydia Howsmon
-----1a. Mary Martha Howsmon (11/27/1811 Ross, OH-11/7/1859 Towanda, IL) and David Rayburn (~1807 OH-1870s Madison, OH)(brother of William Rayburn who married her aunt Martha Howsmon) married 11/18/1830 -- 10 children (census: 1850 -2, 1860 -2, 1870, 1880)
----------1b. Francis Ann Rayburn (9/1836 OH-1907 OH) married Luther D. Munson (~1843 MI-1880s/1890s) in 1867 -- 3 children (census: 1870, 1880, 1900)
---------------1c. (adopted) Maggie Knott (~1863 OH)
---------------1c. Charles Munson (~1869 MO-)
---------------1c. Frederick Munson (~1874 MO-)
---------------1c. David Munson (~1877 OH-)

----------1b. William H. Rayburn (~1838 Madison, OH-2/13/1913 Madison,OH) married Malinda Unknown (5/1835 KY-) circa 1865 -- no children (census: 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910?)
----------1b. David Corbet Rayburn (4/16/1840 Madison, OH-1909) married (1) Jeanie Oyler and (2) Martha Brosi (5/1848 OH-) on 9/26/1872 -- 5 children (1870?, 1880, 1900, 1910)
---------------1c. Josie Rayburn (11/21/1869 IL-) (census: 1870?, 1880)
---------------1c. Harry B. Rayburn (11/12/1873 OH-)
---------------1c. Minnie W. Rayburn (12/27/1875 OH-)
---------------1c. (David) Russell Rayburn (2/18/1878 OH-) married Marie A. Unknown (3/1878 IL-) -- 1 child (census: 1900, 1910)
--------------------1d. Roland Rayburn (7/1898 OH-)
---------------1c. Clayton Herr Rayburn (7/5/1880 OH-)
----------1b. Abigail Rayburn (~1841 Madison, OH-1880s/1890s McLean,IL) married William F. Kuhns (9/1846 PA-) on 10/2/1872 -- 2 children (census: 1870, 1880, 1900)
---------------1c. Jenny M. Kuhns (6/1873 IL-)
---------------1c. Nettie M. Kuhns (9/1874 IL-)
----------1b. Joseph Rayburn (6/20/1843 Madison, OH-6/26/1917 Montgomery,OH) (census: 1870, 1880?, 1900) -- never married
----------1b. (Mary) Jane R. Rayburn (~1845 Madison, OH-10/15/1915 Cowell,IL) married Albert R. Freed (10/1840 PA-1910s?) on 1/10/1865 -- 2 children (census: 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910)
---------------1c. Endella Freed (~1866 IL-)
---------------1c. Cyrus J. Freed (12/1870 IL-1920s?) married Bertha Unknown (4/1874 IL-1920s?) -- 2+ children (census: , 1910, 1920)

----------1b. Josephine Rayburn (~1847 Madison, OH-3/14/1917 Madison,OH) married (1) Addison Chrisman (~1841 OH-) on 12/6/1867 and (2) Unknown Waters -- 1 child (census: 1870) -- unknown after 1870
---------------1c. Read Christman (~1869 )H-) ----------1b. Mariah/Marie R. Rayburn (11/1848 OH-1920s? IL) married Clayton C. Herr (3/1847 PA-1920s? IL) on 9/28/1867 -- 2 children (census; 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920)
---------------1c. infant Herr -- died young
---------------1c. infant Herr -- died young
----------1b. Charles Henry Rayburn (10/1851 OH-) married Maria Day on 9/1880 -- 1 child (census: 1870, 1880?, 1900, 1910?, 1920?, 1930?)
---------------1c. Adella Rayburn (~1883 Sangamon,IL-) married William H. Lehman -- unknown

----------1b. Anna (Della/Emma?) Rayburn (~1853 Madison, OH-)
----------1b. (adopted) Wilson Rayburn (~1872 found-in-basket-) -- adopted by David and 2nd wife Melinda)
-----1a. William Howsmon (10/7/1813-11/3/1813 Madison, OH) -- died young
-----1a. Joseph Howsmon (6/23/1815 Madison, OH-9/29/1890, IL) and Elizabeth Gregory () married on 6/1/1837 -- 9 children (census: 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890)
----------1b. Sarah Abigail Howsmon (6/2/1838 Madison, OH-6/1/1864 Elk Grove, CA) and Philip Loving () on 3/10/1859 --
---------------1c. Sylvia Caroline Loving (1860-)
----------1b. Jehiel Gregory Howsmon (1/29/1841 Madison, OH-5/31/1908) and Elisa Fulton () on 11/19/1868 -- 4 children
---------------1c. Clara Howsmon
---------------1c. Joseph H. Howsmon
---------------1c. Frank Howsmon
---------------1c. John Howsmon
----------1b. William Henry Howsmon (7/27/1842 Madison, OH-3/1921 Trenton, MO) and (1) Amanda Welch on 3/23/1869 and (2) Emma Welch --
---------------1c. Cora Howsmon
---------------1c. Ellaa Howsmon
---------------1c. Ada Howsmon
---------------1c. Charles E. Howsmon
----------1b. Elizabeth Jane Howsmon (1/18/1845 Madison, OH-2/2/1888 Saratoga, CA0 and William D. Pollard () on 6/29/1865 -- 3 children
---------------1c. Claude Pollard
---------------1c. Frank Pollard
---------------1c. L. B. Pollard
----------1b. Isaac Cook Howsmon (12/26/1846 Lexington, IL-1/19/1929) and Annie Deal Williams () on 4/21/1881 -- 6 children
---------------1c. Clarence Clyde Howsmon
---------------1c. Maud Howsmon
---------------1c. Mae Howsmon
---------------1c. William Howsmon
---------------1c. Muriel/Myrl Dean Howsmon
---------------1c. Robert Ralph Howsmon
----------1b. Mary Emily Howsmon (4/20/1849 Lexington, IL-1/1/1931 Washington, DC) and Oliver Perry Hay () on 6/30/1870 -- 4 children
---------------1c. William Perry Hay (12/8/1871 Eureka, Il-) married (1) Annie Aletha McKnew -- 2 children
---------------1c. Mary Lucille Hay (8/28/1873 Morgan City, IL-) and John Dufton Minnick -- 1 (adopted) child
---------------1c. Frances Steele Hay (11/21/1876 Oskaloosa, IA-) -- never married
---------------1c. Robert Howsmon Hay (11/16/1882 Irvington, IN-) and Alma Elizabeth Bischoff () -- 2 children
----------1b. Hattie Annis Howsmon (3/24/1851 Lexington, IL-8/15/1903 St. Louis, MO) and John Bunyan Camp () on 2/15/1876 -- 3 children
---------------1c. George Russell Camp
---------------1c. Harry Howsmon Camp
---------------1c. Lou Nora Camp
----------1b. John Joseph Howsmon (9/26/1853-7/13/1886) -- never married
----------1b. Frances Ellen Howsmon (4/1/1856-8/11/1927 Saratoga, CA) and Lyman t. McGuire () on 5/20/1874 -- 4 children
---------------1c. Lou Ella McGuire (twin)
---------------1c. Hattie Esther McGuire (twin)
---------------1c. Ida Darst McGuire
---------------1c. Arthur Lowell McGuire
-----1a. Frances Howsmon (2/19/1818 Madison, OH-2/22/1873 Henry, IA) and John Newlen Byers (1/22/1813 VA-8/27/1897 IA?) married on 7/7/1836 -- 11 children (census: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880)
----------1b. Infant son Byers (?-11/26/1842) -- died young
----------1b. Isaac W. Byers (~1839-) and Jennie Hobart (~1846 NY-) -- 2 daughters (census: 1870, 1880?, 1900?)
---------------1c. Ora Byers (~1869 IL-)
---------------1c. Gustie Byers
----------1b. Martha J. Byers (~1842-) and John Bragg (1845-) -- no children (but reared nephew Seldon Bragg) (census: 1870, 1880)
----------1b. Mary A. Byers (5/13/1844-5/16/1844) -- died young
----------1b. Lucinda "Lucy" C. Byers (~1845-) and Jerry Cooper
----------1b. Frances Elizabeth "Lizzie" Byers (~1850 OH-) and Byard Mickey
----------1b. John Lee Byers (~1852-)
----------1b. George C. Byers (~1856-)
----------1b. Harriet "Hattie" E. Byers (~1858-) and Dudley Jones
----------1b. Charles C. Byers (~1861 OH-)
----------1b. Edward Byers (~1864 OH-) and (1) Sadie Unknown and (2) Unknown
-----1a. James W. Howsmon (3/28/1820 Madison, OH-9/8/1849 Madison, OH) -- never married
-----1a. Martha Howsmon (1/28/1822 Madison, OH-8/3/1876 Madison, OH) married John Nicholson (~1809 OH-) on 11/18/1868 -- 1 child (child out of wedlock: census: 1850, 1860, 1870)
------------1b. Charles Howsmon (~1847-~1866) (out of wedlock) -- never married (census: 1850, 1860)
-----1a. Charles Howsmon (9/9/1824 Madison, OH-9/17/1825) (20 months) (Bethel Cemetery; W.P.Hay listed birthdate as 1/17/1824) -- died young

2. Joseph Britton (~1785 Winchester, VA-1866 Fayette, OH) and Elizabeth Denham (~1801 VA-?) married on 9/2/1824 -- 10 children (census: 1840, 1850, 1860)
-----2a. Jesse Britton (~1826 OH-?) married (1) Unknown and (2) Isabel Pennewell (~1828 OH-) on 11/11/1857 -- 6 children (census: 1860, 1870)
----------2b. Nancy A. Britton (~1853 OH-)
----------2b. Elzabeth Britton (~1855 OH-)
----------2b. John Milton Britton (~1856 OH-)
----------2b. William Britton (~1857 OH-)
----------2b. Margaret Britton (~1859 OH-) married (1) Unknown Whiteside (divorced) and (2) Byron Homer Whiteside on 4/2/1899
----------2b. Minerva Britton (~1865 OH)
-----2a. John Britton (~1828 OH-) -- unknown
-----2a. Mary A. Britton (~1830 OH-) (census: 1870)
-----2a. Gibson Britton (~1834 OH-1860s OH) and Samantha Unknown (~1832 OH-) -- 5 children (census: 1860, 1870)
----------2b. Letitia Britton (~1856 OH-)
----------2b. Emma Britton (~1858 OH-)
----------2b. Mary Alma Britton (~1859 OH-)
----------2b. William Britton (~1861 OH-)
----------2b. Elmer Britton (~1863 OH-)
-----2a. Elizabeth Britton (~1836 OH-) -- unknown
-----2a. Joseph Britton (~1838 OH-) married Elizabeth Unknown (~1849 OH-) -- (census: 1870)
----------2b. Ida Britton (~1867 OH-)
----------2b. Willard Britton (~1869 OH-)
-----2a. Nancy Britton (~1840 OH-) -- unknown
-----2a. Alfred Britton (~1842 OH-)
-----2a. Harvey W. Britton (~1845 OH-) married Jane Unknown (~1852 OH-) -- (census: 1870)
----------2b. Charles Britton (~1869 OH-)
-----2a. Leticia Britton (~1848 OH-) married John Strickey (~1846 OH-) -- (census: 1870)
----------2b. Alphons Strickey (~1869 OH-)

3. Letitia Britton (~1787 PA-1860s Wyandot, OH) and Joseph McCutcheon (2/2/1798 Harrison, KY-3/13/1869 Wyandot, OH)(buried at Old Mission Cemetery, Wyandot, OH) married 2/28/1826 -- no children (census: 1850, 1860)

4. Mary Britton (~1789 PA/VA?-1807-1810? VA?) and Samuel Young (?-?) married on 12/27/1806 -- unknown children (assume none; see below)

5. Elizabeth Britton (~1791 Winchester, VA-4/13/1854 Pickaway, OH) and James John Dunlap (7/5/1789 VA-1850s? OH) married ~1807 -- 11 children (census: 1810, 1820?, 1830, 1840, 1850, )
-----5a. Robert Dunlap (~1815 OH/VA-) (census: 1860)
-----5a. Jesse Dunlap (1824 Pickaway, OH-5/1898 Pierce, WA) and Hannah Jane Meeker (1/23/1836 OH/IA-11/14/1902 Pierce, WA) married 3/30/1854 in IN -- 4 children (census: 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, 1900)
----------5b. Rogby Dunlap -- died young, buried at New Holland, Pickaway, OH
----------5b. Major B. Dunlap (~1855 WA-1881 OH) -- never married
----------5b. Chloe A. Dunlap (9/1856 WA-) married George Hedges -- 3 children (census: 1880, 1900)
---------------5c. Jessie D. Hedges (2/1881 OH-)
---------------5c. Roy W. Hedges (9/1887 OH-)
---------------5c. Hazel Flora Hedges (1/31/1890 OH-8/4/1955 LA, CA) married John Jacob Leninger (5/3/1881 KS-9/2/1940 CA) -- 1 child
--------------------5d. John Richard Leninger (9/9/1921 LA)
----------5b. Alice Jane Dunlap (~1860 WA-~1880s OH?) married Charlie C. McCoy (11/1858 OH-) -- 1 child (census: 1900)
---------------5c. Rex McCoy (10/26/1883 Ross, OH-)
-----5a. John Dunlap (~1831 OH-) -- unknown
-----5a. James Dunlap (~1832 OH-) (census: 1860)

6. Jesse Britton Jr. (~1793 Winchester, VA-~18xx Pickaway, OH) -- died young (see below)

7. Hiriam Britton (1803 Winchester, VA-9/10/1820 Pickaway, OH) -- died young

8. Louisa Miller Britton (11/12/1806 Perry twp, OH-4/26/1881 Madison, OH) and Presley Thompson (2/6/1806-4/10/1883 Madison, OH OH-) married 3/19/1832 -- 7 children (census: 1850, )
-----8a. Jesse Britton Thompson (1/1833 Fayette OH-9/22/1902 Champaign, IL) married Rebecca Armstrong Wright (6/27/1832-4/23/1917 Champaign, IL) -- 5 children
----------8b. Granville Thompson
----------8b. Amy Thompson
----------8b. Ida Thompson
----------8b. John W. Thompson married Margaret Buddemeir, -- 4 children
---------------8c. Harry W. Thompson
---------------8c. Louise (Foust) Thompson
---------------8c. Zeulah (Wonders) Thompson
---------------8c. Frances (Knapp) Thompson
----------8b. Oscar THOMPSON
-----8a. Maryan Thompson (10/25/1833 Fayette, OH-3/30/1916 Fayette, OH) married James Huggman
----------8b. Austin E. Huffman (8/4/1857 Madison, OH-4/27/1934 Fayette, OH) married Laura Hays (12/28/1864 Fayette, OH-4/11/1943 Fayette, OH) on 10/18/1888 -- 1 child
---------------8c. Corwin Hays Huffman (10/28/1892-) -----8a. Susan Thompson (~1836 OH-) married Purnell Crawford
-----8a. Nancy A. Thompson (~1838 OH-) married jonas Crawford
-----8a. Elizabeth Thompson (~1841 OH-)
-----8a. James H. Thompson (~1843 OH-)
-----8a. Manerva Thompson (~1846 OH-) married John M. Eckels

9. Nancy Britton (3/12/1809 Perry twp, OH-2/28/1865 Fayette, OH) and Elijah Bloomer (5/16/1812 OH-1880s? OH) married ~1854 -- 1 child/no children (see note below) (census: 1850/1850, 1860, 1870, 1880)
-----9a. (stepdaughter) Sarah Jane Bloomer (~1836 Fayette, OH-?)
-----9a. (stepdaughter) Phoebe Bloomer (1/10/1840 OH-1/29/1923 Kosciusko, IN) married James Hinton Blue (11/16/1830 OH-1/10/1916 Kosciusko, IN) married 7/17/1855 -- 13 children
-----9a. (stepdaughter) Charity Bloomer (~1842 OH-?)
-----9a. (stepdaughter) Mary C. Bloomer (~1845 OH-)
-----9a. (stepson) Franklin Hopkins Bloomer (5/6/1847 OH-7/6/1929)
-----9a. (stepson) Jefferson R. Bloomer (2/22/1849 OH-?)

-----9a. (stepdaughter?) Nancy A. Bloomer (4/1851 OH-1900s? KS?) married Otis Billings Holman (11/1844 IN-1900s? KS?) -- 2 children (census: 1880, 1890, 1900)
----------9b. Della Holman (~1871 OH-) and maybe Ernest Leap (based on 1900 census)
----------9b. Bloomer Holman (12/1879 KS-)

10. Margaret Britton (1813 Perry twp, OH-2/19/1839 Pickaway, OH) -- never married

11. Susan Britton (~1815 Perry twp, OH-1850s Pickaway, OH) and George Bennet (~1817 DE-) married ~1838 -- 6 children (census: 1850, )
-----11a. Hiram Bennet (~1842 OH-)
-----11a. Harison Bennet (~1846 OH-)
-----11a. Martha A. Bennet (~1846 OH-)
-----11a. Susan Bennet (~1848 OH-)

12. Cynthia Britton (12/14/1816 Perry twp, OH-3/11/1844 Pickaway, OH) and Joseph Jamison (?-?) married ~1835 -- 3+ children (census: 1830)
-----12a. Susan Jamison (~1837 OH-) (census: 1850, ?)
-----12a. (daughter) Jamison -- probably died young
-----12a. Artletz? Jamison (~1841 OH-) (census: 1850, ?)

13. Amanda Britton (9/1/1818 Perry twp, OH-10/16/1855 Pickaway, OH) -- never married (census: 1850)

14. Harrison Britton (~1820 Perry twp, OH-) and Julia Unknown (~1834 OH-) married ~1852 -- 2 children (census: 1850, 1860, 1870)
-----14a. Frances Britton (~1853 OH-)
-----14a. Austin Britton (~1859 OH-)

15. Carissa/Clarissa Britton (~1823 Perry twp, OH-1880s/1890s MO) married Henry F. Gooley (~1822 OH-1900s MO) on 11/18/1847 -- 5 children (census: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1876, 1880)
-----15a. Artless E. Gooley (~1849 OH-)
-----15a. A. Louisa Gooley (~1853 OH-)
-----15a. N. Jane Gooley (~1856 OH-)
-----15a. Minnie Gooley (~1861 OH-)
-----15a. Dora Gooley (~1865 OH-)

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Notes: Found three marriage licenses:
William Britton and Sarah Yerge(?) on 7 Apr 1836; married 13 Apr 1836
19 March 1832 license for Presley Thompson and Louisa Miller Britton
Oct 1833 license for John Dunlap and Elizabeth Britton -- this one is confusing, since Jesse Dunlap must be the child of Elizabeth; think maybe I transcribed the date wrong (or the compiler did) and it was 1823; perhaps the first child above was by John Dunlap's first marriage.
More Misc Pickaway County,OH marriage records:
Britton*, Clarissa Gooley, Henry F Nov 18, 1847
Britton*, Cythia Jamison, Joseph Feb 15, 1836
Britton, Jane Boggs, William Mar 16, 1825
Britton, Mary Sisco, John Apr 26, 1837
Britton, Mary Jane Berry, Joseph, Jr May 28, 1838
Britton, Sarah Dresbach, Sameul Dec 29, 1842
Britton*, Susan Bennett, George W Sep 2, 1838
Britton, William Yerge, Sarah Apr 13, 1836
* Jesse's children; not sure who the other marriages belong to. Clarissa = Carissa. Note that the fact that there is no entry for Britton-Dunlap in 1833 on this list suggests the date on the other list was 1822.

List of Jesse's children obtained from Jesse Britton’s will and The Houseman Family of Frederick County VA and Madison County OH book. Neither of these has #4 Mary -- she was added from a marriage record in Frederick, VA, where it states that Jesse Britton was her father and bondsman -- Jesse was the bondsman for Abigail too (because they were both under 21 maybe?), and both were married by the same minister: James Walls. I am guessing at her place in the birth order, based on the 1790 census too. I am guessing she died young, as she is not listed in her father's will, nor are any of her possible children. (In 1810 there is a Samuel Young in Winchester - 01010-10200 and also in 1820, but Samuel Young is a fairly common name). The first six children are by Anna Gibson; the subsequent nine are by Susannah. Information on grandchildren and death dates derived from census data and are subject to error, especially for spellings and birthyears. (Bold names are just to easily separate the generations)

** Abigail Jane Britton** (11/8/1834 OH-8/7/1854 OH) married Jonathan B. Parke was not included in some publications as a child of Letitia Howsmon and John Britton. However, this clearly is an oversight, as she is present in the home on the 1850 census, and apparently on the non-individually-enumerated 1840 census (the other girl, 15-20, is unknown -- but not foster daughter Mary Foster who has already married Letitia's brother). Most noteably, the Haney-Slattery 1955 Houseman book (page 5) omits Abigail.

Note that George W. Bennet, Susan's husband, was born in Delaware circa 1817 -- Jesse served under Captain Jacob Bennet's Light Dragoons in Bucks County according to the list prepared by Captain Jacob Bennet on June 18, 1781. Privates included William Bennet and Gabriel Vanzant. It is surmised but totally unsubstantiated that George might be a descendant of Jacob Bennet. find Dunlap soldier connections too. Note that Jamison is also a family from Bucks, PA.

Nancy Britton apparently married Elijah Bloomer circa 1854, after his first wife, also a Nancy, died Dec 6, 1853. Elijah and his first wife Nancy Hopkins lived next door to Nancy Britton's brother Joseph in Fayette County, who likely suggested the union when Elijah was left with 6-7 small children. Although many genealogists online have suggested that Nancy Britton was the mother of all these children, she definitely was not: Nancy Britton was unmarried and living with her mother in 1850 in Pickaway County. Much of the confusion exists since both of Elijah's wives were named Nancy. It is thought that the last child, daughter Nancy, was also a daughter of Nancy Hopkins and not Nancy Britton. Her early census data states she is 9 in 1860 and 19 in 1870. Her tombstone states she was born in 1851 too. However, Nancy Bloomer Holman herself states that she was born in April 1855 and age 45 on her 1900 census and answered 24 on her 1880 census. So while she is thought to be a stepdauther of Nancy Britton, it is not certain without an actual birth record -- her tombstone and her 1860 and 1870 censuses make her a Hopkins but the 1880 and 1900 censuses make her a Britton. Furthermore, since Nancy Hopkins was born in Ohio as was Nancy Britton, the answers for mother's birthplace on the 1880 and later censuses will not help to elucidate this problem. In summary, unless a some birth record is obtained (or a county biography, etc), it is impossible to be certain if Nancy Bloomer was the daughter of Britton or Hopkins, although it would seem the more likely she was the daughter of Nancy Hopkins, especially since Nancy Britton was 46 in 1855, and rather old for the birth of a first child.

For other details on some of these ancestors, see the circa 1961 letter by Alice Haney Blue to Mildred Howsmon, based largely on information from William Perry Hay (-1947) and the book "The Houseman/Housman Family of Frederick County, VA and Madison County, Ohio" with brief sketches of Inter-married Families of Britton, Frost Rayburn, Reeves, 1955, compiled by Alice Haney and Thomas Slatter (on microfilm at the FHC).

Sarah Elizabeth Howsmon (5/1/1840 Madison, OH-1/2/1861 OH) is included on this list as a daughter of John Britton Howsmon and Mary Foster based on her status in the Houseman book mentioned above; however, it should be noted that she is curiously missing from John B. Howsmon's family on the 1850 census when she would have been 9, and the 1860 census from Springfield twp-Clark Cty-OH matches only if one assumes that she is using the name Elizabeth and not Sarah or Suzie. Therefore, it is uncertain if this is the correct entry, and if she indeed had a child Frank; however, this is the only census data found in Ohio for 1860 that comes close, and this Frank does appear to be living with other relatives in 1870.

Carissa is listed in some biographies as Clarence. Her census data was found after a marriage record was located online; it is assumed that this marriage record for Clarissa Britton and Henry Gooley is a match for our family; there is no other known Clarissa Britton of the right age being married in Pickaway.


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