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Isaac Brittingham, born abt 1785/95 probably in South Carolina; died 1848 in Wilcox County, Alabama. He married abt 1820 to Jane _____, born 1790 in South Carolina; died aft Jul 1860 in Alabama.

The earliest record found for the Isaac Brittingham family is the 1830 Census of St. Johns Berkley Parish of Charleston County, South Carolina. This census shows Isaac Brittingham as age 30-40 with 2 males age 5-10 years. One female (obviously his wife Jane), age 30-40 and 1 female age 10-15.

The exact date the Brittingham family moved to Wilcox County, Alabama has not been determined, but Land Certificates issued by the Old Cahaba Land Office confirms that Isaac Brittingham acquired land in Wilcox County as early as January, 1833. Certificates were issued to Isaac Brittingham as follows: [Ref: Old Cahaba Land Office Records Military Warrants 1817-1853 by Marilyn D. Hahn.]

Register of Certificates in Cahaba July 1820 to December 1835 (Book 304)
Date Purchaser Residence TSP RNG
1-1-1833 Isaac Brittingham Wilcox 11 7

Register of Certificates in Cahaba 1835-1836
Date Purchaser Location TWP RNG
4-1-1836 Isaac Brittingham Wilcox Co. 11 8

Reviewing the Land Deeds for Wilcox County, the following have also been identified as applicable to the Brittingham family:

(1) DEED: Wilcox Co., Alabama
Deed Book "J" Page 125 (Extract)
The State of Alabama )
Wilcox County )
Know all men by these presents that we Isaac Brittingham and Jane Brittingham his wife for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and thirty dollars to us in hand paid by Robert Henderson the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge have granted bargained sold and conveyed and by these presents do grant bargain sell and convey unto the said Robert Henderson the following described lots tracts or parcels of land to wit: The west half of the North West quarter of Section Eighteen and the West half of the South West quarter of Section Seven all in Township Eleven of Range Eight containing one hundred and sixty 05/100 acres. To have and to hold the Same together with all and Singular the tenements hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining to him the Said Robert Henderson his heirs and assigns forever And we do by these presents bind ourselves our heirs Executors and Administrators to warrant forever defend the title to the above described premises to him the Said Robert Henderson his heirs and assigns forever against all lawful claims whatsoever. In witnesses whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this 21st day of November 1839. ………….

(2) DEED: Wilcox Co., Alabama
Deed Book "K" Page 566 (Extract)
The State of Alabama )
Wilcox County )
Know all men by these presents that we Isaac Brittingham and Jane Brittingham wife of the Said Isaac Brittingham for and in consideration of the Sum of One hundred and fifty dollars to us in hand paid by Thomas Blackman the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge. Have granted bargained Sold and conveyed and by these presents do grant bargain Sell and convey unto the Said Thomas Blackman the following described lot tract or parcel of land to Wit: The North West fourth of the North West fourth of Section fourteen in Township Eleven of Range Seven in the Cahaba Land District Containing forty-49-1/2 Acres To have and to hold the Same to him the Said Thomas Blackman his heirs and assigns forever together with all and Singular the tenements hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining And we do by these presents bind ourselves our heirs Executors and Administrators to warrant forever defend the right and title to the above described premises to the Said Thomas Blackman his heirs and assigns forever. In testimony Whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this 27th day of November A. D. 1839.
In Presence of: ………. Isaac Brittingham /Seal/
her
Jane X Brittingham /Seal/
mark


(3) DEED: Wilcox Co., Alabama
Deed Book ______ Page _____ (Extract)
The State of Alabama )
Wilcox County )
Know all men by these presents that I John J. Brittingham and also Isaac Brittingham the father and Guardian of the John J. Brittingham for and in consideration of the Sum of One hundred dollars to us paid by Robert Henderson the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge have granted bargained sold, _________, ______, conveyed and confirmed unto the Said Robert Henderson the following described lot tract or parcel of land to Wit: The North West fourth of the North East fourth of Section Seven in Township Eleven of Range Eight in the Cahaba land District containing forty 6-1/2/100 Acres To have and to hold The Same together with all the tenements hereditaments and appurtenances. There unto belonging to him the Said Robert Henderson his heirs and assigns forever and we the Said John J. Brittingham and Isaac Brittingham do by these presents ………….
40 Acres
$100.00
27 Nov 1839

(4) Isaac Brittingham and wife Jane also sold 198 acres to David Kennedy …. [Ref:
Brittingham Family 1830-1976 by Euphemia R. Taylor (1967)]


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Isaac Brittingham was an active member of the Gravel Creek Baptist Church which was located in the Gravel Creek Community near the cemetery. The Bethlehem Baptist Association Minutes (1827-1967 and Beckbe Association Minutes 1826 (The Bethlehem Association was known as the Beckbe Association until 1827). In 1846 Isaac Brittenham (sic) and his neighbor Rob't Henderson were elected as Messengers {Delegates} of the Gravel Creek Church.

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The Will and Probate Court records of Wilcox County, Alabama, indicate Isaac Brittingham died in 1848. His Will is transcribed as follows:

SOURCE: Wilcox County, Alabama – Will Book 2 Oct 1843-Jan 1850 Pages 299-301. [LDS MF #1290225]
Will of Isaac Brittingham – Dated: 7 Aug 1848 Proved: 4 Sept 1848
I Isaac Brittingham do publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others. First – I desire my body decently intered. Secondly I desire all my just debts to be paid. Thirdly My will and desire is that what property may be left after the payment of my just debts shall remain together during my wife’s life time and used for the benefit and support of my wife Jane my Daughter Nancy Ann and my son Isaac Monroe Brittingham. After the death of my wife Jane I will that my daughter Nancy Ann have a Negro boy name Sam a Negro girl name Betsy and a Negro girl named Hester and in the meantime I desire that my daughter Nancy shall support and raise the above named Negro children until they become old enough to work for themselves. The remainder of my Negro property at the death of my wife I do give to my son Isaac Monroe except a Negro woman named Hannah. I desire that Hannah may be at liberty to choose whether she will belong to my daughter Nancy Ann or my son Isaac Monroe. All my real estate I hereby devise to my son Isaac Monroe. And my personal property not above disposed of I desire shall be equally divided between my daughter Nancy Ann and my son Isaac Monroe. The division of property herein provided for consisting of Negroes lands and cattle hogs farming tools household and kitchen furniture is not to take place till after the death of my wife but to be kept together for the common benefit of the family.
I hereby appoint James T. Johnson and my son Isaac Monroe my executors.
Signed Sealed and Published ) his
This Seventh day of August in the ) Isaac X Brittingham
Year 1848 in the presence of the undersigned Witnesses ) mark
Leroy M. Henry )
T. M. Cree )
James Cree )

The State of Alabama )
Wilcox County )
Personally appeared in Open Court Leroy M. Henry T. M. Cree and James Cree Witnesses to the foregoing will who after having been duly sworn deposeth that they saw Isaac Brittingham the Testator sign the same that he published and declared the said last will testament to be his last will and testament and requested them severally to sign their names as witnesses thereto that they severally signed their names as witnesses in his presence That the said Isaac Brittingham was then of sound mind and memory and of full age and at his last residence.
Sworn and subscribed before) James Cree
me this 4th day of Sept 1848 ) Leroy M. Henry
John A. Jackson Clk ) Thomas M. Cree

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It is interesting to note that the Will did not mention John J. Brittingham, the son of Isaac Brittingham. It is assumed that John's share of the inheritance was distributed at the time of the sale of the 40 acres to Robert Henderson 27 Nov 1839 as noted in the Deeds listed above.

The Wilcox County Probate Court Minutes concerning the probate and administration of the Estate of Isaac Brittingham include the following records.

SOURCE: Orphans Court Minutes
Wilcox County, Alabama
Orphans Court Minutes Book 6 Page 404
Orphans Court Special Term August 14, 1848
Joseph Van De Vourt )
Publick Administrator )
This day came Joseph Van De Vourt Publick Administrator for the County of Wilcox and filed own Bond in the Sum of Forty thousand Dollars with John M. Burkie, William C. Hemming John S. B. Rohns as his Securities. Ordered by the Court that the said Bond be approved and that the same be filed Recorded.
Tho Cochran
______________________________
Special Term August 16, 1848
______________________________
Estate of ) Be it remembered that on this day before the Orphans Court of
Isaac Brittingham dec’d ) Wilcox County came James T. Johnson who says that he is Executor of the last will and testament of Isaac Brittingham dec’d and produced here to this Court a paper purporting to be the last will and testament of the said Isaac Brittingham dec’d of said County, And prop______ to this Court the names of the following persons being the Widow children and heirs at law of the said Isaac Brittingham dec’d and the only persons who would be entitled to distribution in the Estate in Case the said Isaac Brittingham had died intestate. To Wit: Jane Brittingham Widow, Isaac M. Brittingham Nancy Ann Brittingham children of the said Isaac Brittingham dec’d and ordered that notice issue to them respectively requiring them to appear before this court at a special term thereof to be held at the County Clerk office in the Town of Camden on the 1st Monday in September and show cause if they have any thing to allege against the said application why the same should not be granted and the said will admitted to probate and letters issue to the said James T. Johnson
It is further ordered by the Court that that Subpoenas issue to L. M. Henry, T. M. Cree, and James Cree, Witnesses to said will requiring them to appear at the same time and place then and there to testify in relation to the Matters connected with the Execution of the said Will.
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SOURCE: Wilcox County, Alabama, Probate Court Minutes; Book 6 Pg 415; [LDS MF #1673598] –
Orphans Court Special Term September 4, 1848
Estate of )
Isaac Brittingham dec’d )
Be it remembered that on this day before the Orphans Court of Wilcox County came James T. Johnson who has heretofore applied for letters of testamentary on the last will and testament of Isaac Brittingham dec’d and withdraws his application for such letters and therefore Moves the Court to admit to probate the last will and testament of the said Isaaac Brittingham dec’d lately of said County. And it appearing to the Satisfaction of the Court now here that a Citation has issued and been served upon Jane Brittingham the widow, Isaac M Brittingham and Nancy Ann Brittingham who were all of full age being the only persons who would be entitled to distribution in said Estate in Case the said Isaac Brittingham had died intestate, to appear and show Cause why the same should not be admitted to probate and letters issue thereon. Thereupon I have Caused to Come before me on this day L. M. Henry, T. M. Cree and James Cree subscribing witnesses to said Will, who being each duly sworn say that they were each present on the day when said Will purported to have been signed by the said Isaac Brittingham, that the said signature to said Will was signed acknowledged by said Isaac Brittingham in the presence severally to be his signature and that he signed published and disclosed the same to be his last will and testament and they signed their names thereto as witnesses in presence of the said testator and at his request. And that the said testator was at the time of signing the same of sound and disposing Mind and of the age of twenty one years. It is therefore ordered adjudged and decreed that the said Will of the said Isaac Brittingham be admitted to probate as the last will and testament of the said Isaac Brittingham dec’d. It is further ordered that the same be recorded and registered in this Court.
Thereupon Came James T. Johnson Isaac M. Brittingham who had been appointed Executors of the last will and testament of Isaac Brittingham dec’d and declined to act. Whereupon it is ordered by the Court that Jos. Van De Vourt Publick Adm be and he is hereby appointed Administrator with the Will annexed of the said Isaac Brittingham dec’d.
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SOURCE: Wilcox Co., Alabama, Probate Court Minutes Book 6, Pg 458; [LDS MF #167358] –
Orphans Court Regular November Term Continued – November 21, 1848
Estate of )
Isaac Brittingham )
Dec’d ) This day came Joseph Van De Vourt Admr. c of Isaac Brittingham dec and filed an Inventory of the property belonging to said Estate. Ordered by the Court that said Inventory be received and that it be filed and recorded


Estate of )
Isaac Brittingham )
Dec’d ) It is ordered by the court that John P. Vaughn, A. B. Capell, Benj F. Blackman, A. J. Sadler Henry C. Richards be and they are hereby Nominated and appointed appraisers of the goods and chattels of the Estate of Isaac Brittingham dec’d and that they return their appraisement to this court under oath within the time provided by law.


SOURCE: Wilcox Co., Alabama, Probate Court Minutes Book 6, Pg 479; [LDS MF #167358] -
Orphans Court December Term Continued – December 15, 1848
Estate of )
Isaac Brittingham )
Dec’d )
This day came Joseph Van De Vourt Admr of Isaac Brittingham dec’d and filed his inventory and appraisement of the property belonging to said Estate. Ordered that they be filed and recorded.


SOURCE: Wilcox Co., Alabama, Probate Court Minutes; Bk 6 Pg 481; [LDS MF #167358] –
Orphans Court Regular December Term Continued – December 18, 1848
Estate of )
Isaac Brittingham ) Be it remembered that on this day before the Orphans Court of Wilcox County came Joseph Van De Vourt Admr with the Will annexed of Isaac Brittingham dec’d and filed his Petition setting forth that the perishable property is insufficient to pay the debts, and prays for an order to sell a Negro woman Hannah. It is therefore ordered by the Court that Joseph Van DeVourt Admr c of Isaac Brittingham dec’d have leave to sell a Negro Woman named Hannah and other personal property belonging to said Estate except Negroes according to law on a credit till the first day of January 1850.






Estate of )
Isaac Brittingham )
Dec’d ) Ordered by the Court that Joseph Van De Vour Admr c of Isaac Brittingham dec’d have leave to sell the crop of cotton of the present year growth at private sale in the city of Mobile for cash.

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Final settlement of the estate was made 16 December 1850 and is recorded as follows:

SOURCE: Wilcox County, Alabama, Probate Court Minutes; Book 7 Page 334 – [LDS MF #1673599] -
Probate Court Special Term December 16th 1850
Estate of )
Isaac Brittingham )
Dec’d )
Be it remembered that on this day before the Probate Court of Wilcox County personally appeared Joseph Van De Vourt Admr with the will annexed of Isaac Brittingham decd as also appeared Jane Brittingham wife of the said Isaac and Seymore Garner Nancy his wife and Isaac M. Brittingham being the only Heirs and legatees under the will, of the said Isaac Brittingham decd, and who are all of full age. And the said Joseph Van De Vourt Admr as aforesaid having at a previous term of this Court filed an account between himself and said Estate together with such vouchers and written evidences as he relies on to sustain the credit side of said account for a final settlement of said Estate to be had at the present term of this Court, and prays the Court now here to audit and examine said account and to state the same and render a decree thereon. And it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court by proof duly made that 40 days notice of the time and place fixed for this settlement previous to this day had been duly given by advertisement for three consecutive weeks in the “Sentinel” a newspaper published in Wilcox County, that all persons concerned in adverse interest might appear on this day and contest said Settlement if they thought proper. The Court thereupon proceeded to examine said account and it appears from such examination that the said Joseph Van De Vourt Admr as aforesaid is chargeable with the sum of Four Hundred and Ninety 93/100 Dollars, and entitled to credits to the amount of Two Hundred and Nine 48/100 Dollars leaving a balance in the hand of said Administrator due said Estate of Two Hundred and Eighty one 85/100 Dollars. It is therefore ordered by the Court that said account so stated as aforesaid be allowed and that it be recorded. It is further ordered that the said Joseph Van De Vourt Admr as aforesaid proceed to make distribution of the said balance so found due of Two Hundred and Eighty one 85/100 Dollars among those entitled thereto in manner and form following to Wit; that is to say –

To Jane Brittingham wife of the said Isaac decd the sum of Ninety three 95/100 Dollars which is hereby assessed and decreed as her distributive share of said Estate and which the said Joseph Van De Vourt is decreed to pay over to her and for which Execution may issue c.

To Seymore Garner and Nancy his wife for the use of the said Nancy the sum of Ninety three 95/100 Dollars which is hereby assessed and decreed as her distributive share of said Estate and which the said Joseph Van De Vourt is decreed to pay over to them and for which Execution may issue c.

To Isaac M. Brittingham the sum of Ninety three 95/100 Dollars which is hereby assessed and decreed as his distributive share of said Estate and which the said Joseph Van De Vourt is decreed to pay over to him for which Execution may issue c.
Jno A. Jackson Judge

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Jane Brittingham, the widow of Isaac, is found enumerated on the 1850 Census in the household of her son-in-law Samuel Seymore Garner. Nancy Ann Brittingham [daughter of Isaac Jane Brittingham] married Samuel Seymore Garner between the time the Will was probated 16 Aug 1848 and the time of final settlement 16 Dec 1850. The exact date of death for Jane Brittingham has not been determined. She died after the July 1860 Census as she was enumerated as head of household and living alone at that time.

Children of Isaac Brittingham and Jane _______ were as follows:
+ 2 i John J2 Brittingham, born 1820/25 in South Carolina; apparently died bef 1870. He married Elizabeth Ferguson.
+ 3 ii Isaac Monroe2 Brittingham, born 1823 in South Carolina; died btwn 23 Nov 1863-30 Apr 1864 in Tennessee while serving in the CSA during War Between the States. He married Sarah Catherine Henderson.
+ 4 iii Nancy Ann2 Brittingham, born 1827 in South Carolina; died btwn 1850-Jul 1860 in Wilcox Co., Alabama. She married Samuel Seymore Garner.

Generation 2

2. John J2 Brittingham (Isaac1), born 1820/25 in South Carolina; and apparently died bef 1870. He married abt 1861 in Alabama to Elizabeth Ferguson, born 1845 in Alabama. She was the daughter of William Elizabeth Ferguson.

Isaac's son John left the Gravel Creek area and moved to Lower Peach Tree and Choctaw Point and married Elizabeth Furgerson and they had one son named William and they have settled in Owassa, Alabama. This information regarding John Brittingham was furnished by his grandson, William Brittingham [then age 79] and lived in Owassa, Alabama. [Ref: The Brittingham Family From 1830-1976 by Euphemia R. Taylor, dated Nov. 1976].

At time of the 1870 Census of Clarke Co., Alabama, Elizabeth (Ferguson) Brittingham [age 24] and son William [age 8] were enumerated in the household of her parents, William and Elizabeth Ferguson. Since John J. Brittingham was not included, it appears that he had died sometime during the time between the birth of his son William [b. 1862] and the 1870 Census. Since this was the time of the War Between the States, it appears possible that John J. Brittingham may have served in the war and if so may not have survived. However, this possibility has not yet been confirmed.

The widow, Elizabeth (Ferguson) Brittingham and the son William moved to Conecuh Co., Alabama prior to the 1880 Census. On that census, Elizabeth and William [then age 18] were engaged in farming at Fork of Sepulga. Descendants are later found living at Owassa, Conecuh Co., Alabama.

CENSUS: 1880 Conecuh Co., Alabama; Fork of Sepulga; Beat #2; 7 June 1880; ED 46 Pg 10/5B; (Ancestry.com Image 2 of 16); Dwlg 3 - Fam 3 -
Britingham, E. W F 35 Farming Alabama - - (Widow of John J. Brittingham)
, Wm W M 18 Alabama - Alabama

Children of John J Brittingham and Elizabeth Ferguson were as follows:
5 i William3 Brittingham, born 1862 in Clarke Co., Alabama.


3. Isaac Monroe2 Brittingham (Isaac1), born 1823 in South Carolina; died btwn 23 Nov 1863-30 Apr 1864 in Tennessee while service in the CSA during the War Between the States. He married abt 1846 in Alabama to Sarah Catherine Henderson, born 14 Oct 1832 in Camden, Wilcox, Alabama; died 5 Mar 1905; buried in Friendship Cem, Pineapple, Wilcox, Alabama, daughter of Robert Henderson and Elizabeth McCowan.

Isaac Monroe Brittingham was a veteran of the War Between the States. He enlisted in the Wilcox County State Militia that was known as "The Belle Rifles." His brother-in-law, William R. Rayburn, was also a member of the same militia unit. After the commencement of the War Between the States, most of the Alabama state militia units were made a part of the Confederate States Army. The Belle Rifles militia unit was made a part of Company H, 38th Ala Inf Regmt CSA. Both Isaac Monroe Brittingham and William R. Rayburn served in Company "H", 38th Alabama Infantry Regiment and both men died during that war. In her book "Men of Wilcox, They Wore The Gray" by Ouida Starr Woodson, she indicated that Monroe Brittenham died in Civil War in 1863 in Tennessee.

A family tradition story exists that Isaac Monroe Brittingham was killed in a powder house explosion in Mobile, Ala. and is supposed to be buried at Mobile. However, that is in conflict with the Military Record of Issac M. Brittingham on file in the National Archives at Washington, D.C. It is also in conflict with the Alabama Special 1866 Census. The National Archives indicates that he was on the Muster Roll of Flewellen Hospital, Cassville, Georgia from July 1 to Oct 31, 1863. That he received at Montgomery 23 Nov 1863 from The Confederate States $9.90 for commutation of Rations while on sick Furlough from Nov 21 to Dec 20th inclusive. His file does not indicate he returned to military duty. The Alabama Special 1866 Census, Schedule 1, page 19, listed the Brittingham family and indicated he had "died of sickness."

MILITARY: Military File, National Archives, Washington, D. C.
Name of solider: Isaac M. Brittingham
Unit: Company "H" 38th Regiment, Alabama Volunteers, C.S.A.
Rank: Private
Enlisted Mar 17, 1863 in Wilcox Co., Alabama
Enlisted by: Lt. Farish for period of 3 years.
Appears on Hospital Muster Roll of Flewellen Hospital, Cassville, Georgia for period July 1 to Oct 31, 1863.
Form 18 - I. M. Brittingham, Co. H 38th Ala Vol was paid $9.90 on 23 Nov 1863 for "Commutation of Rations while on sick Furlough from Nov 21 to Dec 20th inclusive.
Register of Claims of deceased Officers and Soldiers from Alabama: Filed by Sarah Brittingham, Widow, filed April 30, 1864. Name of solider Isaac M. Brittingham, Jackson's Co. 38th Regiment.

It is interesting to note that Isaac Monroe Brittingham was on the muster roll of Flewellen Hospital, Cassville, Georgia from July to October 1863. His brother-in-law William R. Rayburn died at this same Flewellen Hospital on 9 December 1863 per his Military Record.

The date of death for Isaac Monroe Brittingham is calculated to be between 23 Nov 1863 and 30 Apr 1864. This date established since Isaac Monroe Brittingham was last paid on 23 Nov 1863 and his widow, Sarah Brittingham, filed for Benefits of deceased soldier on 30 Apr 1864.

After the death of Isaac Monroe Brittingham, his widow, Sarah Catherine (Henderson) Brittingham married 25 April 1869 near Camden by Wm. Huff, to William Calvin Brooks. Four children were born of her marriage to William Calvin Brooks.

After the death of William Calvin Brooks, Sarah Catherine filed for a pension based on W. C. Brooks' Indian Wars military service. Her pension application was rejected, but some vital genealogical details and dates are provided. It is noted that her application indicated her previous husband [Isaac Monroe Brittingham] had died in 1865, but this is in error as she filed for her deceased husbands benefits in April 1864.

Indian Wars Pension Application Extract:
Indian Wars
William C. Brooks....W.O. 9628
Can 321, Bundle 2
Rejected... no official record of service
Applicant: Sarah C. Brooks, resident of Awin, Wilcox County, Alabama
Widow of William C. Brooks, private, Capt. McCondichie's Co., Alabama Troops........ He enlisted 1836 and was discharged the same year.
The soldier died February 4, 1881, aged 71.
J. A. Mathison and David Adams witness signature of Sarah C. Brooks to Articles of Agreement with her attorney on 19 February 1904.
Widow's Declaration: Wilcox County, Alabama, 9 January 1904, Sarah Brooks, age 71, resident of Awin, Wilcox County, widow of Wm. C. Brooks who enlisted 5 June 1836 as private in Company Commanded by Capt. McCondichio, Colonel Jessup's Regiment. Was discharged at Talledega, Alabama 15 September 1836......... The soldier died at Pineapple, Alabama on 4 February 1881.
The soldier and Sarah C. Brooks were married near Camden, Alabama on 25 April 1869 by Wm. Huff. Her previous husband died 1865.
Previous wife of the soldier died in 1868.
At the time of entering service, the soldier was 21 years of age, 5'9" tall, and had dark eyes, black hair, dark complexion, was a farmer. He was born in Conecuh County, Alabama.
Witnesses to the Declaration were J. A. Mills S. Coward.
Physician's Affidavit, Wilcox County, Alabama, Dr. David Adams of Pineapple..... physician for 50 years....certifies to date of death as given above.

CENSUS: 1870 Census, Wilcox Co., Alabama; Mims Beat, P.O. Fatama, 1 Sep 1870; Pg 9/488; Dwlg 68 - Fam 68 -
Brooks, W. C. 54 M W 300 South Carolina
, Sarah 39 F W Alabama (Widow of Isaac M. Brittingham)
, Jim 20 M W Alabama (Brittingham)
, Ann 24 F W Alabama (Brittingham)
, Sophey 22 F W Alabama (Brittenham)
, John 10 M W Alabama (Brittingham)
, Infant 1 M W Alabama (Joseph Knighton Brooks)

CENSUS: U.S. 1880 Wilcox County Alabama, Pineapple, ED 184, MF Roll 34: Page
223, Dwlg 139, Fam No. 150.
William Brooks Head M W 65 South Carolina
Sarah wife F W 48 Alabama
Davis son M W 17 Alabama
Martha dau F W 14 Alabama
Isaac son M W 12 Alabama
Joseph son M W 10 Alabama (Joseph Knighton Brooks
Queen dau F W 8 Alabama (Queen Ira Brooks)
Tigy son M W 6 Alabama (Ernest Tankard "Tigy" Brooks)
Carry dau F W 2 Alabama (Carrie Ellen Brooks)

Children of Isaac Monroe Brittingham and Sarah Catherine Henderson were as follows:
+ 6 i Elizabeth Elmira3 Brittingham, born 1848 in Pineapple,Wilcox, Alabama; died aft 1916. She married William E "Bill" Brooks.
+ 7 ii James F "Jim"3 Brittingham, born 17 Oct 1850 in Wilcox, Alabama; died 15 Apr 1930; buried in Coleman Cem, Burnt Corn, Monroe, Alabama. He married Amazon Melinda "Zonie" Pou.
8 iii Robert3 Brittingham, born 1852 in Wilcox Co., Alabama. No further information regarding Robert found subsequent to the 1860 Census.
+ 9 iv Ann Elizabeth "Annie"3 Brittingham, born 9 Jun 1857 in Wilcox Co., Alabama; died 8 Aug 1915 in ,Wilcox, Alabama; buried in Pineapple Methodist Cem, Wilcox, Alabama. She married George Washington Watford.
+ 10 v Sarah E "Sallie"3 Brittingham, born 1858 in Wilcox, Alabama; died 5 Mar 1917 in Butler Co., Alabama; buried in Pine Flat Cemetery, Wilcox, Alabama. She married unknown.
11 vi John Thomas3 Brittingham, born Jun 1860 in Wilcox, Alabama. He married (1) on 23 Sep 1894 at the Oswalt Home by E. M. Melton J. P. Alabama to Lula C Williams, born Jan 1862 in Alabama, [no children per 1910 Census]; (2) Bet 1907-1917 in Wilcox, Alabama to Cornelia Turner. [Ref: Family records of Faye Barbee].

4. Nancy Ann2 Brittingham (Isaac1), born 1827 in South Carolina; died btwn 1850-Jul 1860 in Wilcox, Alabama. She married abt 1849 in Alabama to Samuel Seymore Garner, born abt 1810 in Georgia. Nancy Ann Brittingham Garner apparently died prior to the 1860 Census as she was not included in the Samuel S. Garner household. Samuel Seymore Garner died after 1880 Census as he was listed in the household of his son James Reafred Garner on that census report.

CENSUS: 1850 Census, Wilcox County, Alabama, Pg 366
303-303 Jane Brittenham 60 F $100 South Carolina
Samuel S. Garner 40 M Farmer Georgia
Ann 23 F South Carolina [Nancy Ann Brittingham]

CENSUS: 1860 Wilcox Co., Alabama; Eastern Division; P. O. Rehoboth; 5 July 1860; Pg 1030A; (Ancestry.com Image 25 of 98); Dwlg 164 - Fam 178 -
Saml Garner 53 M Farming 1000 Georgia
J. R. 10 M Alabama (James Reafred Garner)

Children of Nancy Ann Brittingham and Samuel S Garner were as follows:
+ 12 i James Reafred3 Garner, born 17 Apr 1850 in Alabama; died 28 Apr 1922 in Evergreen, Conecuh, Alabama; buried 29 Apr 1922 in Owassa Tomlinson Mill, Conecuh, Alabama. He married Margaret Lucinda "Cynda" Brooks.

Generation 3

6. Elizabeth Elmira3 Brittingham (Isaac Monroe2, Isaac1), born 1848 in Pineapple,Wilcox, Alabama; died aft 1916. She married on 13 Jan 1870 in Alabama to William E "Bill" Brooks, born Dec 1844 in Pike Co., Alabama; died 25 Jun 1915 in Santa Rosa Co., Florida; buried in Alabama, son of William Calvin Brooks and Nancy King.

The family of William E. "Bill" Brooks was enumerated on Mims Beat, Wilcox Co., Alabama at time of the 1880 and 1900 Census reports. After the death of William E. Brooks, his widow, Elizabeth Elmira Brittingham filed for a pension based on military service of William E. Brooks in the War Between the States. At the time of filing, she was living at Catawba, Santa Rosa County, Florida. Elizabeth Elmira moved to Santa Rosa Co., Florida 1 February 1906.


SOURCE: Department of Pension, State of Florida
Widow's Pension Claim, Under Act of 1913; Confederate Service Claim Application #20657; Pension No. 4299
Name of Widow: Elizabeth E. Brooks Address: Catawba Post Office, Santa Rosa Co., Florida
Date Claim Filed: June 14, 1916 Approved: June 14, 1916 at rate of $150 per annum
Veterans Name: William E. Brooks Rank: Private
Unit: Company "H," 2nd Alabama Cavalry, C.S.A.
Enlisted 29 Mar 1862 at Burnt Corn, Alabama.
Discharged: Close of War in 1865 at Forsyth, Georgia
Married: William E. Brooks mar Elizabeth E. Brittingham in Wilcox Co. Alabama on 13 day of Jan 1870.
How long resided in Santa Rosa Co.: Widow has resided in Santa Rosa Co., Florida since 1 Feb 1906..
When did veteran die: William E. Brooks died 25 June 1915.

CENSUS: 1850 Census, Coffee County, Alabama, Page 300:
477-477 Brooks, William C 34 M Farmer Alabama
, Nancy 25 F Alabama
, Iven 11 M Alabama
, Lucinda 10 F Alabama
, William 8 M Alabama (William E. Brooks)
, Luke 6 M Alabama
, Mary 4 F Alabama
,Nancy 2 F Alabama

CENSUS: 1870 Census, Wilcox Co., Alabama, Mims Beat, P. O. Fatama, Pg 497
Brooks, William 25 (William E. Brooks
, Luke 23 (Luke Brooks mar. Sarah Isabella Rayburn)
, Elizabeth 21 - (Elizabeth Elmira Brittingham, wife of William E. Brooks)
, Mary 21 (Aunt Polly Brooks - never married)
, Nathaniel 15
, Henry 13
, George 10
, Calvin 9
, Davis 8
, Lazarus 7
, Matilda 5
, Isic 2


Children of Elizabeth Elmira Brittingham and William E "Bill" Brooks were as follows:
+ 13 i Robert Levy "Lee"4 Brooks, born 10 Feb 1870 in Fatama, Wilcox, Alabama; died 10 Mar 1949 in Snow Hill, Wilcox, Alabama; buried 11 Mar 1949 in Enon Cem, Wilcox Co., Alabama. He married Rebecca McMurphy.
14 ii William M4 Brooks, born 1 Feb 1874 in Fatama, Wilcox, Alabama; died 11 Apr 1940 in Munson, Santa Rosa, Florida; buried 12 Apr 1940 in Simmons Cem, Santa Rosa Co., Florida. He married Lizzie Thompson.

DEATH: Office of Vital Statistics, State of Florida, Certificate of Death, File No.l 9312 - Place of death - County: Santa Rosa, Munson, Fla Rt #1; Township: Robinson Length of residence: 50 years Name: William M. Brooks Residence: Munson, Florida Sex: Male Race: White: Marital Status: Married Wife: Lizzie Thompson Brooks Date of Birth: Feb 1, 1874 Age 66 yr 2 mo 10 days. Occupation: Farming Place of birth: Fatama, Alabama Father name: William M. Brooks b. Fatama, Alabama Mother Name: Elmira Brittingham b. Pineapple, Alabama Informant: D. J. Warren, Snow Hill, Alabama Burial: Simmons Cem, April 12, 1940 Date of Death: 11 Apr 1940

+ 15 iii Sarah Ella4 Brooks, born abt. 1878 in Alabama. She married Edward D. Bailey.


7. James F "Jim"3 Brittingham (Isaac Monroe2, Isaac1), born 17 Oct 1850 in Wilcox, Alabama; died 15 Apr 1930; buried in Coleman Cem, Burnt Corn, Monroe, Alabama. He married on 1 Nov 1883 Amazon Melinda "Zonie" Pou, born 14 Jan 1860 in Alabama; died 19 Sep 1951; buried in Coleman Cem, Burnt Corn, Monroe, Alabama.

The middle initial for James “Jim” Brittingham is shown as “F” on some records and as an “H” on other records. Since his tombstone indicates the middle initial “F” it is assumed that this is the correct initial.

At time of the 1880 Census the James F. Brittingham family was living at Allenton, Wilcox Co., Alabama. The family moved to Monroe Co., Alabama and was enumerated there on the 1900, 1910 and 1920 Census reports.

“James F. Brittingham b. Oct 17, 1850 Camden, Wilcox, Alabama; d. Apr 15, 1930. He married Amazon Melinda (Zonie) Pou Nov 1, 1883. .… This is the one they called Jim and according to William Brittingham of Owassa he killed a Mr. Linum in a fair fight with knives over a piece of land and he left Wilcox County and went to Monroe County near Excell, Alabama. (by Euphemia Taylor)”

BIRTH:DEATH:BURIAL: Rootsweb.com - Coleman Cemetery, Burnt Corn, Monroe Co. Alabama
James F. Brittingham b. 17 Oct 1850; d. 15 Apr 1930
Zona Brittingham b. 14 Jan 1860; d. 19 Sep 1951


Children of James F. "Jim" Brittingham and Amazon Melinda "Zonie" Pou were as
follows:
16 i Essie Mae4 Brittingham, born Mar 1891 in Alabama; died 1 Jul 1960 in Pensacola, Escambia, Florida; buried in Whitmire Cem, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida. She married (---) Hardin, died bef 1920.

+ 17 ii Benjamin F "Ben"4 Brittingham, born 26 Mar 1898 in Wilcox Co., Alabama; died May 1980 in Lubbock, Lubbock Co., Texas. He married (1) Necie Mae Johnson; (2) Mary Lee.


9. Ann Elizabeth "Annie"3 Brittingham (Isaac Monroe2, Isaac1), born 9 Jun 1857 in Wilcox Co., Alabama; died 8 Aug 1915 in Wilcox, Alabama. She married on 5 Apr 1877 George Washington Watford, [son of Nathan Nancy Watford] abt 1846 in Alabama; died 12 Apr 1920. Both are buried in Pineapple Methodist Cem, Wilcox Co., Alabama.

DEATH: Death Certificate #421, Wilcox Co., Alabama -
Name: Annie Eliza Watford
Date of Death: Aug 8, 1915
Place of death: Wilcox Co. beat #14
Place of birth: Alabama
Color: White Sex: F Occupation: House wife
How long did deceased reside at place of death: 6 years.
Age: Years 58 Months 1 days 29 (PAF date calculator shows date of birth would be: 9 Jun 1857)
Father: Monroe Britingham b. Ala.
Mother: Sallie Brittingham b. Ala.
Interment: Cemetery at M. E. Church, Pine Apple, Alabama

Children of Ann Elizabeth "Annie" Brittingham and George Washington Watford were as follows:
18 i Eveline4 Watford, born abt 1875.
19 ii George4 Watford, born abt 1880.
+ 20 iii Minnie Ellen4 Watford, born 1882 in Alabama; died Dec 1921 in Camden,Wilcox, Alabama; buried 31 Dec 1921 in Enon Cem, Wilcox Co., Alabama. She married Walter Franklin Henderson.
21 iv Thomas Nathan4 Watford, born 3 Oct 1883; died 12 Jan 1963; buried in Pineapple Methodist Cem, Wilcox, Alabama. He married on 27 Dec 1927 Sallie Brooks Hines. Occupation Farmer.
+ 22 v Cassie Ann4 Watford, born 26 Dec 1885 in Caledonia, Wilcox, Alabama; died 18 Dec 1969 in Greenville, Butler, Alabama; buried in Pineapple Methodist Cem, Wilcox, Alabama. She married Joseph Peebles Rowell.
+ 23 vi George Washington4 Watford Jr, born 8 Dec 1886; died 23 Apr 1945 in Selma, Dallas, Alabama; buried in Palmer Cem, Wilcox, Alabama. He married Mary Ella Watford.
24 vii Jessie Franklin4 Watford, born 25 Dec 1889; died 27 Apr 1890; buried in Pineapple Methodist Cem, Wilcox, Alabama.
25 viii Millard Fillmore4 Watford, born 17 Mar 1891 in ,, Alabama; died 27 Jul 1900, buried: Pineapple Methodist Cem, Wilcox Co., Alabama; Cause of Death: Heart Attack.
26 ix Samuel Clarence4 Watford, born Jan 1893; died abt 1918/19 in WWI at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Never married. Died during World War I - he was murdered in Camp Shelby Mississippi.


10. Sarah E "Sallie"3 Brittingham (Isaac Monroe2, Isaac1), born 1858 in , Wilcox, Alabama; died 5 Mar 1917 in , Butler, Alabama; buried in Pine Flat Cemetery, Wilcox, Alabama. She married unknown.

DEATH:BURIAL: Death Certificate, No. 145 -
Name: Sallie Brittingham
Date of Death: March 5, 1917 at 9:00 a.m.
Place of Death: Butler Co., AL Beat #11
Place of birth: Alabama Race: White Sex: Female Occupation: Housewife
Principal disease causing death: Brights Disease
Age: 59 years; 4 months 11 days
Father: James Monroe Brittingham
Mother: Sallie Brittingham Sr.
Place of Interment: Pine Flat Cemetery
Reported: C. C. Watkins MD, Post Office: Pine Apple, Alabama Date: April 1, 1917

Children of Sarah E "Sallie" Brittingham were as follows:
+ 27 i Richard Dell "Cooter"4 Brittingham, born 29 Feb 1880 in Wilcox, Alabama; died 18 Jun 1958 in Greenville, Butler, Alabama; buried 19 Jun 1958 in Pine Flat United Meth. Church Cem, Greenville, Butler, Alabama. He married Texanna Roberts.
+ 28 ii James Franklin4 Brooks, born 6 Oct 1881 in ,Fatama, Wilcox, Alabama; died 14 Oct 1964 in Pensacola, Escambia, Florida; buried 17 Oct 1964 in Clopton Cem, Escambia, Florida. He married Letta D "Lettie" Garner (see 35).
+ 29 iii Georgia4 Brittingham, born 14 Feb 1887 in Alabama; died 5 Jul 1965. She married Clinton Clenard "Bud" Roberts.
+ 30 iv Grover Cleveland4 Brittingham, born 25 Nov 1888 in Wilcox, Alabama; died 19 Dec 1958 in Excel,Monroe,Alabama; buried 21 Dec 1958 in New Home Primitive Baptist Ch Cem, Monroe Co., Alabama. He married Wattie McCrory.
+ 31 v Sallie Bell4 Brittingham, born 20 Sep 1890 in Alabama; died 15 Oct 1971 in Repton, Conecuh, Alabama. She married Layher H. Sims.


12. James Reafred3 Garner (Nancy Ann2 Brittingham, Isaac1), born 17 Apr 1850 in Alabama; died 28 Apr 1922 in Evergreen, Conecuh, Alabama; buried 29 Apr 1922 in Owassa Tomlinson Mill, Conecuh, Alabama. He married abt 1870 in Alabama Margaret Lucinda "Cynda" Brooks, born abt 1841 in Pike Co., Alabama, daughter of William Calvin Brooks and Nancy King.

DEATH: Certificate of Death, State of Alabma - Bureau of Vital Statistics
File No.: 14837
1. Place of Death: Conecuh Co.
Town or City: Evergreen, Ala
2. Full Name: James Reafred Garner
Residence: Evergreen, Ala
3. Sex: M
4. Race: W
5. Marital Status: Widower
5a. Lucinda Garner
6. Date of Birth: April 17, 1850
7. Age: 72
8. Occupation: Farming
9. Birthplace: South Carolina
10. Name of Father: Samuel S. Garner
11. Birthplace of Father: S. C.
12. Maiden name of mother : Nancy Brittenham
13. Birthplace of Mother: -
14. Informant: Letta D. Brooks
15. Filed: 4/28/1922 L. B. Chapman Registar
16. Date of Death: April 28th 1922
19. Place of Burial: Tomlinson Mill
Date of Burial: 4/29/1922

Children of James Reafred Garner and Margaret Lucinda "Cynda" Brooks were as follows:
32 i R Lee4 Garner, born abt 1869 in Wilcox Co., Alabama
33 ii Annie4 Garner, born 1871 in Alabama
34 iii Adeline4 Garner, born 1873 in Alabama
35 iv Letta D "Lettie"4 Garner, born 1 Dec 1877 in Wilcox Co., Alabama; died 19 Aug 1945 in Evergreen, Conecuh, Alabama; buried 20 Aug 1945 in Evergreen, Conecuh, Alabama. She married abt 1897 James Franklin Brooks (see 28), born 6 Oct 1881 in Fatama, Wilcox, Alabama; died 14 Oct 1964 in Pensacola, Escambia, Florida; buried 17 Oct 1964 in Clopton Cem, Escambia, Florida, son of Sarah E "Sallie" Brittingham

DEATH:BURIAL: Certificate of Death, State of Alabama, State File No. 14379 - Place of Death: Evergreen, Conecuh Co., Alabama Usual Residence: Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Name: Lettie D. Brooks Sex: Female Race: White Husband: James F. Brooks Date of Birth: Dec 1, 1877 Place of Birth: Wilcox Co., Alabama Father: J. R. Garner Mother: Lucinda Brooks Informant: Mrs. W. D. Nobles, Evergreen, Alabama Burial 8/20/1945 Evergreen, Alabama Date of Death: August 19, 1945 Cause of death: Influenza Pneumonia

Generation 4

13. Robert Levy "Lee"4 Brooks (Elizabeth Elmira3 Brittingham, Isaac Monroe2, Isaac1), born 10 Feb 1870 in Fatama, Wilcox, Alabama; died 10 Mar 1949 in Snow Hill, Wilcox, Alabama; buried 11 Mar 1949 in Enon Cem, Wilcox Co., Alabama. He married on 23 Jan 1898 in Alabama to Rebecca McMurphy, born 28 Jun 1866 in Fatama, Wilcox, Alabama; died 2 Apr 1945 in Snowhill, Wilcox, Alabama; buried 3 Apr 1945 in Enon Cem, Wilcox Co., Alabama, daughter of Alexander McMurphy and Sara Coley.


Note by EDR: I believe date of birth for Robert Levy is in error as he was not included in the household on the 1870 Census. Also note parents married in Jan 1870, unlikely child born in Feb 1870.

DEATH: Certificate of Death, State of Alabama, #6350
Place of Death: Wilcox County City: Snow Hill Length of stay in this place: 19 yrs
Full name or hospital or institution: Home
Name: Robert Lee Brooks
Date of Death: 10 Mar 1949
Sex: Male Race: White Marital Status: Widowed
Date of birth: Feb 10, 1870 Age: 79
Usual occupation: Farmer
Birthplace: Fatama, Alabama
Father: Wm Brooks
Mother: Elmira Brittenham
Informant: D. J. Warren
Doctor: E. G. Parsonn
Name of Cem: Enon
Funeral Director: Matthews Funeral Home.

Children of Robert Levy "Lee" Brooks and Rebecca McMurphy were as follows:
36 i Isa Elizabeth5 Brooks, born Nov 1898.
37 ii D C5 Brooks, born 5 Jul 1902 in Alabama; died 13 Jan 1977 in Alabama; buried in Enon Cem, Wilcox Co., Alabama.

15. Sarah Ella4 Brooks (Elizabeth Elmira3 Brittingham, Isaac Monroe2, Isaac1), born abt 1878 in Alabama. She married on 13 Sep 1891 Edward D Bailey. Marriage Ceremony performed by James David, J.P.

Children of Sarah Ella Brooks and Edward D Bailey were as follows:
38 i Edward L5 Bailey, born Oct 1892 in Alabama.
39 ii Claire5 Bailey.

17. Benjamin F "Ben"4 Brittingham (James F. "Jim"3, Isaac Monroe2, Isaac1), born 26 Mar 1898 in Wilcox, Alabama; died May 1980 in Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas. He married (1) Necie Mae Johnson, born abt 1896 in Alabama; (2) Mary Lee.

Children of Benjamin F "Ben" Brittingham and Necie Mae Johnson were as follows:
40 i Roy V5 Brittingham
41 ii Christine5
42 iii Archie5 Brittingham - mar (1) Pauline McNeil; mar (2) Mary Lee

Children of Benjamin F "Ben" Brittingham and Mary Lee were as follows:
43 i Yvonne5 Brittingham


20. Minnie Ellen4 Watford (Ann Elizabeth "Annie"3 Brittingham, Isaac Monroe2, Isaac1), born 1882 in Alabama; died Dec 1921 in Camden, Wilcox, Alabama; buried 31 Dec 1921 in Enon Cem, Wilcox Co., Alabama. She married on 9 Feb 1913 Walter Franklin Henderson, born 2 Mar 1876 in Wilcox, Alabama; died 18 Jan 1961 in Wilcox, Alabama; buried in Enon Cemetery, Wilcox, Alabama, son of Louis Greenbury Henderson and Nancy Brooks.

DEATH: Death Certificate, State of Alabama; Bureau of Vital Statistics.
Place of Death - County: Wilcox Town or city: Camden, Alabama
Name: Mrs. Minnie E. Henderson
Sex: F Race: White: Martital Status: Married
Husband:W. F. Henderson
Age 40
Date of death: Not entered
Birthplace: Caledonia
Name of Father: Clarence Watford
Informant: W. F. Henderson
Place of Burial: Enon Church Cem; Date of burial: 12/3/1921
Note: Apparently error on D/C. Her father was George Washington Watford and not Clarence Watford.

SOURCE: Letter from Florence L. Swanson, Camden, Alabama, dated25 Feb 1983
Cemetery Markers - Enon Cemetery, Old Fatama:
Walter Franklin Henderson b. 2 March 1876 d. 18 Jan 1961

Children of Minnie Ellen Watford and Walter Franklin Henderson were as follows:
44 i Edna Clyde5 Henderson, born abt 1914 on Mims Beat, Wilcox, Alabama. Edna Clyde Henderson mar. ____ Campbell.
45 ii Nell Elizabeth5 Henderson, born abt 1918 on Mims Beat, Wilcox, Alabama. Nell Elizabeth Henderson, mar. John Holtzberger. No Children
46 iii Walter Clarence5 Henderson, born 14 Mar 1920 in Mims Beat, Wilcox, Alabama; died 1 Oct 1944 in WWII, Killed in Action; buried in Enon Cemetery, Wilcox, Alabama. Never married. He was killed in action during World War II.

SOURCE: Tombstone Inscription, Enon Baptist Ch Cem, Wilcox Co., Alabama - Walter C. Henderson 14 Mar 1920 1 Oct 1944 PFC 3rd Alabama Infantry Division World War II

47 iv Minnie Eva5 Henderson, born 1922 in Wilcox Co., Alabama. Minnie Eva Henderson mar. Jack O'Bryan. No children.

22. Cassie Ann4 Watford (Ann Elizabeth "Annie"3 Brittingham, Isaac Monroe2, Isaac1), born 26 Dec 1885 in Caledonia, Wilcox, Alabama; died 18 Dec 1969 in Greenville, Butler, Alabama; buried in Pineapple Methodist Cem, Wilcox, Alabama. She married abt Feb 1907 in Caledonia, Wilcox, Alabama Joseph Peebles Rowell, born Feb 1888 in Wilcox Co., Alabama; died 1915/20.

Cassie Ann Watford is shown as widowed on the 1920 Census.

Children of Cassie Ann Watford and Joseph Peebles Rowell were as follows:
48 i Euphemia Nile5 Rowell, born 1910 at Caledonia, Wilcox, Alabama.

SOURCE: Brittingham Family 1830 - 1976; research by Euphemia R. Taylor - Pg 4 - "Euphemia Nile Rowell married Arthur Taylor - 4 children - twin boys, James Arthur and Joseph Oliver, William Davis and Nina Juanita..."

49 ii Mareno Clio5 Rowell, born 1912 in Caledonia, Wilcox, Alabama. He married Kathleen Gilchrist

23. George Washington4 Watford Jr (Ann Elizabeth "Annie"3 Brittingham, Isaac Monroe2, Isaac1), born 8 Dec 1886; died 23 Apr 1945 in Selma, Dallas, Alabama; buried in Palmer Cem, Wilcox, Alabama. He married Mary Ella Watford, born 8 Mar 1882 in Wilcox Co., Alabama; died 19 Dec 1956 in Wilcox, Alabama; buried 20 Dec 1956 in Palmer Cem, Wilcox, Alabama, daughter of Mack Watford and Ella Thigpen.

Death Certificate Information: Age at death 74; mother Ella Thigman; father Mack Watford; Informant W. C. Watford; Residence Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama.
Buried: Dec 20, 1956 Palmer Cem, Wilcox Co., Alabama

Children of George Washington Watford Jr and Mary Ella Watford were as follows:
50 i Millard5 Watford. Never Married. Died of heart attack.
51 ii Samuel Clarence5 Watford, died abt 1918/19 in Camp Shelby, Mississippi. He marr. Mildred Thompson. No children
52 iii Mary Ella5 Watford. She marr. ______ Wilkerson. Owned Wilkerson store at intersection of Highway 10 Highway 28. No Children.
53 iv George M5 Watford, born 14 Apr 1918; died 15 Feb 1956; buried in Palmer Cem, Wilcox, Alabama.
54 v Robert C5 Watford, born abt 1920.

27. Richard Dell "Cooter"4 Brittingham (Sarah E "Sallie"3 Brittingham, Isaac Monroe2, Isaac1), born 29 Feb 1880 in Wilcox Co., Alabama; died 18 Jun 1958 in Greenville, Butler, Alabama; buried 19 Jun 1958 in Pine Flat United Meth. Church Cem, Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama. He married on 6 Jan 1906 in Providence, Alabama Texanna Roberts, born 9 Dec 1886 in Butler Co., Alabama; died 13 Dec 1952 in Butler Co., Alabama; buried 16 Dec 1952 in Pine Flat United Meth. Church Cem, Greenville, Butler, Alabama, daughter of James Roberts and Sara Thornton.

Children of Richard Dell "Cooter" Brittingham and Texanna Roberts were as follows:
55 i Rosa Lee "Sister"5 Brittingham, born 16 Oct 1906 in Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama; died 28 Apr 1987 in Greenville, Butler, Alabama; buried in Pine Flat United Meth. Church Cem, Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama. Never Married. Nickname Sister.
56 ii Abbott "Son"5 Brittingham, born 30 May 1908 in Butler Springs, Butler, Alabama; died Oct 1985 in Port Orchard, Kitsap, Washington. He married Mildred Williams Sep 1930. Nickname "Son".
57 iii Myrtice "Sang"5 Brittingham, born 7 Apr 1910 in Greenville, Butler, Alabama; died 11 Feb 1978 in Greenville, Butler, Alabama. She married Grover Boutwell Dec 24, 1932. He was b. Sep 25, 2906 in Butler Co., Alabama and d. Mar 6, 1999 in Georgiana, Butler, Alabama; Nickname "Sang".
58 iv Eva5 Brittingham, born 1 Jan 1912 in Butler Springs, Butler, Alabama. She married Grady Kite Apr 17, 1936 in Century, Escambia Co., Florida, he was born Oct 28, 1914 in Steadman, Escambia, Alabama and d. Apr 27, 1974 in Pensacola, Escambia, Florida.. He was son of John Kite and Joyce Modlin Eva's nickname "Big Baby."
59 v Nellie Foread5 Brittingham, born 30 Nov 1914 in Greenville, Butler Co., Alabama. She married Bill Dowling Apr 25, 1946. Nickname "Rena."
60 vi Richard Dell5 Brittingham Jr, born 21 Apr 1916 in Greenville, Butler, Alabama; died 14 Jul 1999 in Cleveland, Liberty, Texas. He met (1) Christine Rogers. He married (2) Daisy Wasden Sep 21, 1943 dau of James Wasden and Abbie Byrd. She was b. Mar 6, 1916 in Greenville, Butler, Alabama and d. Sep 21, 1943 in Greenville, Butler, Alabama. Death Certificate Information: Age at death 27; mother Abbie Byrd; father Sirus Wasden; informant Dell Brittingham, Jr.
61 vii Randolph "Rankie"5 Brittingham, born 20 Feb 1918 in Greenville, Butler, Alabama. Never married. Nickname "Rankie.
62 viii Mary Jane "Misty"5 Brittingham, born 2 Apr 1920 in Greenville, Butler, Alabama; died May 1992 in Greenville, Butler, Alabama. She mar Earnest Heartsill Aug 17, 1947; b. Apr 25 1919; d. Dec 1968 Greenville.
63 ix Mildred Florence "Tubie"5 Brittingham, born 22 Aug 1922; died 15 Jul 2000 in Atmore, Escambia, Alabama; buried in Pine Barren Cem, Davisville, Alabama. She mar. Dauphin Boyette. He was b. Sep 8, 1923; d. Mar 1985 Atmore, Escambia, Alabama. Nickname "Tubie." Burial Pine Barren Cem, Davisville, Alabama
64 x James Calvin "T Bo"5 Brittingham, born 22 Sep 1924 in Greenville, Butler, Alabama. He mar Wilba Dean Arrowood on November 18, 1949 at Odessa, Texas; b. Oct 31, 1928 Nickname "T Bo"
65 xi Betty5 Brittingham, born 13 Dec 1927 in Butler Springs, Butler, Alabama; died 15 Oct 1936 in Greenville, Butler, Alabama; buried 16 Oct 1936 in Pine Flat United Methodist Ch Cem, Greenville, Butler, Alabama. Age at death 10; Cause of Death: Bacterial Endacarditis/Secondary Anemia
66 xii Margaret Helen5 Brittingham, born 8 Mar 1929 in Greenville, Butler Co, Alabama. Married Joe Bailey Sep 7, 1947


28. James Franklin4 Brooks (Sarah E "Sallie"3 Brittingham, Isaac Monroe2, Isaac1), born 6 Oct 1881 in ,Fatama, Wilcox, Alabama; died 14 Oct 1964 in Pensacola, Escambia, Florida; buried 17 Oct 1964 in Clopton Cem, Escambia, Florida. He married abt 1897 Letta D "Lettie" Garner (see 35), born 1 Dec 1877 in Wilcox, Alabama; died 19 Aug 1945 in Evergreen, Conecuh, Alabama; buried 20 Aug 1945 in Evergreen, Conecuh, Alabama, daughter of James Reafred Garner and Margaret Lucinda "Cynda" Brooks.

SOURCE: Form 88-5, Application for Social Security Number -
Name: James Franklin Brookes
612 E. Government St., Pensacola, Florida
Employer: Escambia Motor Co., 201 N. Palafox St.
Age last birthday: 55 Date of birth: Oct 6, 1881 Place: Fatma, Alabama
Father: Bill Brookes Mother: Sally Brittenham
Sex: Male Color: White
Date: Dec 3, 1936 Signed: J. F. Brooks
SSN 263-09-2979

DEATH: Certificate of Death, Office of Vital Statistics, Florida -
State File No. 64-045425
Place of Death: , Pensacola, Escambia Co., Florida
Name of Hospital: Baptist Hospital Length of Stay: 5 days
Usual Residence: Pensacola, Escambia, Florida
Street Address: 2817 W. Barrs St.
Name of deceased: James Franklin Brooks, Sr.
Date of Death: Oct 14, 1964
Sex: Male Color: White Marital Status: Married
Date of Birth: Oct 6, 1881 age 83
Usual Occupation. Ret. Civil Service
Kind of Business: N.A.S.
Birthplace: Alabama
Father's name: Brooks Mother's maiden name: Unknown
Was deceased ever in U.S. Armed forces: No
SSN: 263-09-2979
Burial: Oct 17, 1964 Name of Cemetery: Clopton Loc.: Escambia Co., Florida


Children of James Franklin Brooks and Letta D "Lettie" Garner were as follows:
67 i John M5 Brooks, born Jan 1899 in Alabama
68 ii Henreitta5 Brooks, born Jan 1900 in Alabama
69 iii Charley5 Brooks, born abt 1903 in Alabama
70 iv James5 Brooks, born abt 1906 in Alabama.
71 v Lucy5 Brooks, born abt 1912 in Alabama

29. Georgia4 Brittingham (Sarah E "Sallie"3 Brittingham, Isaac Monroe2, Isaac1), born 14 Feb 1887 in Alabama; died 5 Jul 1965. She married abt 1907 Clinton Clenard "Bud" Roberts, [son of James Roberts and Sara Thornton] born 12 Dec 1888 in Butler Co., Alabama; died 19 Jul 1973 in Mount Vernon, Mobile, Alabama.

Children of Georgia Brittingham and Clinton Clenard "Bud" Roberts were as follows:
72 i James5 Roberts.
73 ii Annie Mae5 Roberts, mar ____ Dawson
74 iii Minnie5 Roberts.
75 iv Sara5 Roberts.

30. Grover Cleveland4 Brittingham (Sarah E "Sallie"3 Brittingham, Isaac Monroe2, Isaac1), born 25 Nov 1888 in Wilcox Co., Alabama; died 19 Dec 1958 in Excel, Monroe, Alabama; buried 21 Dec 1958 in New Home Primitive Baptist Ch Cem, Monroe, Alabama. He married Wattie McCrory, [dau of Franklin McCroy and Annie Watts] born 28 Jun 1894 in Wilcox Co., Alabama; died 2 Dec 1966 in Excel, Alabama; buried in New Home Primitive Baptist Ch Cem, Monroe, Alabama. Cause of Death: Accident/Home/Electrocuted.

Children of Grover Cleveland Brittingham and Wattie McCrory were as follows:
76 i Ruth Elebash5 Brittingham, born 15 Sep 1920 in Selma, Davis, Alabama; died 19 Jun 1969; buried in New Home Primitive Baptist Ch Cem, Monroe, Alabama
77 ii Baby5 Brittingham, born 12 Mar 1937 in Excel, Monroe, Alabama; died 12 Mar 1937 in Excel, Monroe, Alabama; buried in New Home Primitive Baptist Ch Cem, Monroe, Alabama.

31. Sallie Bell4 Brittingham (Sarah E "Sallie"3 Brittingham, Isaac Monroe2, Isaac1), born 20 Sep 1890 in Alabama; died 15 Oct 1971 in Repton, Conecuh, Alabama. She married Layher H Sims.

Children of Sallie Bell Brittingham and Layher H. Sims were as follows:
78 i Emmett L5 Sims, born abt 1911 in Conecuh Co., Alabama. He married abt 1929 to Gladys _____ b. 1914 Alabama.
79 ii Jennie V5 Sims, born abt 1914 in Conecuh Co., Alabama.
80 iii Etta5 Sims, born abt 1916 in Conecuh Co., Alabama.


Compiled by:
Ernest D. Rayburn, 4240 Lost Creek Blvd, Aledo, TX 76008, USA, 817-560-0542

Date: 10 December 2005