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==George Hamilton Brittain== '''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|Harrison County]], [[Texas]]. In both the 1850 and 1860 census the family is living in Harrison County, Texas. In Sep 1861, he enlisted at Marshall, Texas as a private as "G H Brittain", in Capt U.V. Hill's Regiment (aka John Gregg's Regiment), Texas Volunteers, for 3 years; this unit was re-organized as Company H, [http://txgenes.com/TXHarrison/Military/7thInfantryRegCSA.htm 7th Regiment Texas Infantry, CSA]. He was [http://txgenes.com/TXHarrison/Military/CWCoHSoldiers.htm promoted to Sgt] and did time in Camp Douglas, Illinois the POW camp in Chicago. He was exchanged at Vicksburg, and wounded at Raymond, Mississippi. 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 Joel Hamity 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]]. About 1902/3, he married a woman named Lavinia. They are living in 1910 in Terrell County, Texas; and on 12 Sep 1918 as "W H Brittain" he is living in Cochise County, Arizona as a self-employed rancher. They had four children: Blanche, Florence, Willie Mae and Hazel. George died on 29 Apr 1879 in Ellis County, Texas. Eliza never remarried. She is living in 1880 with her children in the household of her father Jacob Reagor. 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.
George Hamilton Brittain (1839-1879)
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