(From 1860 Census, Fayette County, George(s) Township, Smithfield, Pennsylvania; Dated July 19, 1860)
Father: Robert Britt; Age 55; $13,500 Real Estate, $2000.00 Personal Property; Born in Pennsylvania; Occupation: Farmer; Mother:Acenith (Asenath) Britt; Age 52; Born in PA
Their Children (living in the household at the time): Frances E. Britt, age 16 (female); Sarah E. Britt, Age 21; Frank P. Britt, Age 7
Other Britts in the Georges Township: Mary Britt, Age 88, Born in PA; $4560.00 Real Estate, $150.00 Personal (8 year old boy named George Cooley living with her); Samuel Britt (age 23); his wife Carolin Britt Age 22; Both born in PA; Occupation: Farm Labor; Elizabeth Britt (age 20); Occupation: Seamstress
Information From: Pisgah Cemetery, Plot Number 186, located in Corsica Borough, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
Family Grave Stone Inscription: Jeanette M. Ralston Britt, Rev Frank P. Britt, Pastor [Pisgah Presbyterian Church], 1877-1907; "He giveth the beloved sleep. Ps 127:2" ; his monument was erected by their children and a host of friends."
Frank P. BRITT; BIRTH: 22 APR 1853, Smithfield, PA; DEATH: 6 FEB 1907; OCCUPATION: minister; Bronze "sticks": 1) DAR 2) WWI
"Daughter; Mary Asenath Britt, 1/15/1878-2/15/1893" Note: Asenath is an Egyptian name meaning "Gift of the Sun God"; Used in the Bible; She was probably named after her grandmother, Acenith.
Son: John Gourley Britt, 5/18/1882-8/29/1882"
M45 (46?) Main Street, Corsica, PA; Directions: Heading West on Main Street, the Last house on right before the fire house.
Married December 28, 1876, in Washington County, PA
Graduate of Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA; Graduate of Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan??)
This was probably where Jeanette Ralston Britt moved with her family after the death of her husband Frank P. Britt in 1907, perhaps because she had to move out of the "Manse" after her husband's death. She moved with her young adult children Robert Ralston, Anna Frances, and Jean McBride Britt. Robert married in 1912 and moved out. Jean went to Europe in WWI, probably around 1917, and Anna lived in New York with a relative roughly from 1920-1930. Anna then probably moved back to this house around the time of her mother's death.
11484 E Reidsburg Road
Residents in 2002 when we visited:
Keith and Alice Hileman