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Copyright 2007 by Will Johnson, Professional Genealogist. This page has been locked. If you'd like to comment about it, email me at [mailto:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org]. This page has been paid for by a descendent of George Hamilton Brittain. If you enjoy the research done here, consider making a [http://email@example.com&amount=15.00&item_name=George_Hamilton_Brittain_Fund financial contribution] to keep research like this going. ----- '''George Hamilton Brittain''' was born 24 May 1839 in [[Mississippi]] (probably in [[Rankin County, Mississippi|Rankin County]]) to William B "Bill" Brittain ([http://www.familysearch.org AFN:1H3C-C26]) and his first wife Jane Hamilton Cooper. Jane died while George was a baby on 15 Jul 1840 in [[Jackson County, Mississippi]], and Bill married her sister Lucinda A Cooper ([http://www.familysearch.org AFN:1H3C-C10]) on 15 Feb 1848 in [[Harrison County, Texas]]. In the 1850 and 1860 census the family is living in Harrison County, Texas. In Sep 1861, he enlisted as a private in Capt U.V. Hill's Regiment/Gregg's Regiment, Texas Volunteers, for 3 years; this unit was re-organized as Company H, 7th Regiment Texas Infantry, CSA. He served until [[Robert E Lee|Lee's]] surrender in 1865. Sometime between 1870 and 1872 he married Eliza Texana Reagor, born Jan 11, 1852 in [[Dallas County, Texas]], the daughter of James Jacob Reagor born in [[Tennessee]] by his wife Hannah Juliana Frost born in [[Alabama]]. George and Eliza had three children (in the 1900 census she says "mother of 3, 3 living"): #Jacob Fernando Brittain, born Sep 1872 probably in [[Ellis County, Texas]]. In 1900 he is at Steins Pass, [[Grant County, New Mexico]] as "J F Brittain". In 1910 as "John F Brittain" he is living in [[Terrell County, Texas|Terrell County]] with his mother. He might be the person of that name who died at Sheffield, [[Pecos County, Texas]] on 12 Jan 1912. #Carrie Jettie Brittain, born 15 Mar 1874, Ennis, [[Ellis County, Texas]] married a Mr Williams. In 1900 she is living as "Jettie Brittain, single" with her mother in Llano County, Texas. #William Hamilton Brittain, born 3 Oct 1877, [[Llano County, Texas]] (or Eagle Pass, [[Maverick County, Texas]]), died 1950. In 1900, he is with his brother Jacob at Steins Pass, [[Grant County, New Mexico]]. George died on 29 Apr 1879 in Ellis County, Texas. Eliza never remarried. She is living in 1900 in Justice Precinct 4, [[Llano County, Texas]] as "Eliza T Brittain", with two of her three living children, next door to her brother George Reagor. In 1903 when her son William got married, Eliza was living in Langtry, [[Val Verde County, Texas]]. In 1910 she is living in Terrell County as "Mrs Anna T Brittain", with her son "John" (should be Jacob) a Cattle rancher; and next-door to her son "W H" and his wife and children. She died in 1931 age 79 at Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas. ==Primary documents== *[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=8054&iid=TXM432_911-0114&fn=G+W&ln=Brittain&st=r&ssrc=&pid=1580810 1850 Census of Harrison County, Texas] showing "W B Brittain, 45, Carp[enter], NC; L Brittain 32, female, MS; G W Brittain 11 b MS; J M Brittain 1 b Texas; E A Cooper 28 female, b MS; E Boon 27 male Cook? b TN; A Lewis 22, Lawyer, b GA *[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=7667&iid=TXM653_1296-0405&fn=W&ln=Britton&st=r&ssrc=&pid=35064637 1860 Census of Harrison County, Texas] showing "W Brittain, 45, Carpenter, NC; L 40 female, MS; G 16, male, TX; J 10 female, TX; R M 9 male TX; E 6 female TX; M 4 female TX" [Note that living next door, the Jail Keeper, and the Constable, also have connections to Mississippi.] *[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=6742&iid=TXT9_1317-0597&fn=William+H.&ln=Britton&st=r&ssrc=&pid=11212817 1880 Census of Llano County, Texas] showing "...Eliza Britton, 28, daughter; Jacob F Britton 7, grandson; Jetty C Britton, 6, granddaughter; William H Britton, 2, grandson" living with [http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=6742&iid=TXT9_1317-0597&fn=William+H.&ln=Britton&st=r&ssrc=&pid=11212817 (previous page)] "Jacob Reagor, 64, Farmer, b TN; Juliana 60, wife, b AL" and a number of children. *[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=7602&iid=TXT623_1655-0875&fn=Eliza+T&ln=Brittain&st=r&ssrc=&pid=54371204 1900 Census of Llano County, Texas] *[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=7884&iid=TXT624_1593-0593&fn=John+F&ln=Britton&st=r&ssrc=&pid=28645291 1910 Census of Terrell County, Texas] *[http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=6482&iid=AZ-1473300-2806&fn=William+H&ln=Brittain&st=r&ssrc=&pid=21258331 World War I Draft Registration Card] for William H Brittain of "Donbohis, Cochise, Ariz; 40 years old, born Oct 3, 1877; White; Ranchman, self-employed, nearest relative: wife Lavonia Brittain. Signed W H Brittain. Medium Height, medium build, blue eyes, brown hair, no disabilities. Registered 12 Sep 1918 Cochise County, Arizona." *[http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=txdeath1964%2c&rank=0&tips=0&gsfn=Texana&gsln=Brittain&sx=y&gs1co=1%2cAll+Countries&gs1pl=1%2c+&year=&yearend=&sbo=0&sbor=&ufr=0&wp=4%3b_80000002%3b_80000003&srchb=r&prox=1&ti=0&ti.si=0&gss=angs-d&o_iid=21416&o_lid=21416&o_it=21416&fh=0&recid=711220&recoff=2+3 Texas Death Index] showing "Eliza Texana Brittain, 5 Dec 1931, Maverick County" ==Secondary sources== *[http://www.reagor.net/genes/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I1291&tree=1 Mary Eliza Texanna Reagor] on Reagor.net *[http://www.reagor.net/genes/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I1292&tree=1 George Hamilton Brittain] on Reagor.net [[Category:Arizona]] [[Category:Mississippi]] [[Category:New Mexico]] [[Category:Texas]] [[Category:Biographies]]
George Hamilton Brittain (1839-1879)
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