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James Britton and Mary W. Kirkham

James Britton was born about 1800 in Chesterfield county, Virginia. Mary W. Kirkham was born Nov 13, 1808 in/near Petersburg, Virginia, the daughter of Jacob Kirkham. They were married Feb 10, 1826 Northampton county, North Carolina. In the early 1830s this family moved to Tennessee (county unknown) and by the mid 1830s this family had settled in northern MS. James Britton owned a "plantation" and many slaves. Mary died March 8, 1859 in Tate county and was buried in Eavenson cemetery. After her death James remarried to a woman with a son. After James' death his widow received his estate. It is not know where or when James died.  [notes]  [last updated 3-29-2015]

Descendants of James and Mary Britton:

  • Dr. James Monroe Britton was born Dec 1826 Virginia. He married Sarah B. Richmond (1832-69). James died c 1901 Arkansas.

  • Martha W. "Mattie" Britton was born March 17, 1828 Virginia. She married William M Harris (1824-1885), Oct 14, 1847 Marshall county, MS. Martha died Aug 13, 1900 Marshall county, MS. They were buried in Burrow cemetery, Marshall co., MS.

    • Cincinattus A. Harris
    • William L. Harris was born Dec 6, 1849 MS.  He married Martha Hillard and Mary B ??.  William died Jan 18, 1907 San Marcos?, Hays co., TX and was buried in Kyle cem., Hays co., TX. 
    • James E. Harris was born Sep 27, 1851 MS.  He married Amanda J Hillard in 1871.  James died Oct 8, 1920 Dallas, TX and was buried in Grove Hill cem, Dallas, TX. 
    • Julius L. Harris was born about 1853 MS.
    • Theodorsia A. Harris was born Aug 1856 MS.  She married Arvel Edward Russell in 1876.
    • Virginia Estella Harris was born Sep 1857 MS.  She married Wesley L Dalton in 1876.  Virginia died Mar 27, 1922 Hays co., TX and was buried in Kyle cem, Hays co., TX. 
    • Lucius J. Harris was born Nov 26, 1858 Marshall co., MS.  He married Ella G Moore.  Lucius died Oct 23, 1929 Hays co., TX and was buried in Kyle cem, Hays co., TX. 
    • Mary B. Harris was born June 1860 MS.
    • Benjamin Harris was born about 1862.
    • Leonadis Harries was born Dec 9, 1863 MS.  He died Oct 5, 1865 and was buried in Burrow cem., Marshall co., MS. 
    • Ross B. Harris was born Dec 9, 1863 MS.  Ross died June 26, 1948 and was buried in St. Peter's cem., Oxford, Lafayette co., MS.
    • Archy Harris was born April 25, 1868 MS.  Archy died May 7, 1868 and was buried in Burrow cem., Marshall co., MS.
    • John W. Harris was born Aug 10, 1869 MS.  John died May 17, 1922 Houston, Harris co., TX and was buried in Kyle cem., Hays co., TX
    • Emma Harris was born Jan 25, 1871 MS.  Emma died Jan 26, 1871 and was buried in Burrow cem., Marshall co., MS.
    • Percy Ernest Harris was born Dec 1872 MS.  He married Henrietta Phillips.  Percy died 1932 and was buried in Blocker cem., Olive Branch, Desoto co., MS.

     

  • Thomas Jefferson Britton was born June 13, 1829 Virginia. He married Margaret F. Britton, April 1, 1850. He married Hattie C. Mullins, Nov 17, 1878. Thomas died May 5, 1893 Arkansas.

      children by Margaret F. Britton
    • Thomas J. Britton
    • William Monroe Britton
    • James F. Britton
    • Taylor Britton
    • Margaret Britton

      children by Hattie C. Mullins
    • Ada Clara Britton
    • Ida Beatrice Britton
    • Rosalee Caroline Britton
    • Bertha Bell Britton
    • Arther Britton
    • Garland Britton
    • Herbert Virgil Britton

  • Mary Madison Britton was born c May 1830\31 Tennessee. She married Thomas William Wright(1823-?), June 18, 1848 Marshall co., MS. They had 14 children. Mary died Nov 11, 1903 Tate co., MS and was buried in Sherman cem., Sherman, Pontotoc co., MS.

    • John Yarrel Wright was born April 7, 1849 MS.  He was married 3 times.  John died July 19, 1923 and was buried in Sherman cem., Sherman, Pontotoc co., MS.
    • James B. Wright
    • Olivia Wright
    • Adeliza Wright
    • Mary A. Wright
    • Martha "Mattie" Y. Wright
    • Ida Wright
    • Irene Wright
    • Judson Wright
    • Bunyon Wright
    • ? Wright
    • ? Wright
    • ? Wright
    • ? Wright

     

  • John Britton was born c 1832 Tennessee. He was living with his sister Martha in 1850. Nothing more is known.

  • Winfred? S. Britton was born c 1834 Tennessee. Nothing more is known.

  • Benjamin Franklin Britton was born Jan 28, 1836 Marshall co., MS. He married Martha A. "Pattie Jeffries" Gregory, Aug 28, 1867 Desoto co., MS. This family moved to TX in the mid 1870s. Benjamin died Feb 26, 1930 Paducah, Cottle co., TX and was buried Buck Creek cemetery.

    • Clara Y. Britton
    • Susan Mary "Sudie" Britton
    • Leonadis G. "Lonnie" Britton
    • Benjamin Franklin Britton
    • Lelia Alice Britton
    • Oscar Thomas Britton
    • Annie Estella Britton
    • Elmer Lee Britton
    • James Arthur Britton

  • Virginia A. Britton was born Feb 28, 1838 MS. She married Crockett H. Phillips(1830-1887), Oct 17, 1857 Desoto county, MS. Virginia died May 4, 1908 Tate county, MS and was buried in Palestine cemetery, Tate county, MS.

    • Ophelia V. Phillips
    • Edmond H. Phillips
    • Mary B. Phillips
    • Monroe Phillips
    • Kate Ida Phillips
    • Theodore Phillips
    • Della Phillips
    • Bob Phillips

  • Amanda Harrison Britton was born Sep 17, 1840 MS. She married Robert Harris (b. June 9, 1830), Dec. 21, 1858 Desoto county, MS. Sometime after 1880 they moved from Marshall co., MS to Brown co., TX.  Robert died July 1, 1892 in Brown co., TX and was buried in Beaird cemetery.  Amanda died Oct 24, 1914 and was also buried in Beaird cem., Brown co., Tx (no stone extant).

    • R. H. Harris
    • M. A. Harris
    • Martha "Mattie" Harris
    • Willie Harris
    • Alphonzo Harris
    • Sevric?? Harris
    • Ella? Harris
    • Lewis Harris
    • Virginia Harris
    • Alver/Alvin? Harris

  • Emoline W. Britton was born Nov. 18, 1842 MS. She married Albert Gallatin Womack(1835-1921), c 1860. Emoline died Nov. 7, 1913 Jones county, TX. They were buried in Mount Hope cemetery, Jones county, TX.

    • Mary Alice Womack
    • Albert Sidney Womack
    • Samuel Arthur Womack
    • Lee Ora Womack
    • Carrie Womack
    • Ida Womack
    • Walter Womack
    • Roxana Womack
    • Wallace Womack
    • William Houston Womack

  • Leonadus R. Britton was born c 1844. Leonadis died July 15, 1863 Jacksonville, MS.

  • Lucius C. Britton was born c 1846. He married Elizabeth Phillips, June 29, 1871 Desoto county, MS.

    • John Britton
    • Roxie S. Britton
    • Willie Britton

  • William A(T). Britton was born c 1845-47. He married Mahala Harvey, July 26, 1877 Rockwall co., TX. He married Margaret Klutts, March 25, 1891 Rockwall co., TX. William died 1906 Rockwall co., TX. [Descendants]


    children by Mahala Harvey:  
    • James Oscar Britton
    • Wilson A. Britton