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The first Robert Britts

Robert Britt was a Scots-Irish boat builder and sailor who came to Philadelphia from Ireland probably in the 1760s or so. He was born in 1746. His son Robert Britt Sr., the second Robert Britt, moved to Fayette County, Pennsylvania around 1811, the year his father disappeared at sea near Indonesia. Robert Britt Sr. married Mary Lloyd, and worked as a carpenter. The couple named their son, born in 1805, Robert. This third Robert Britt married Asenath Greenlee. They had a large farm near Smithfield, Fayette County, in western Pennsylvania, south of Pittsburg.

One of Robert and Asenath's sons, born in 1853, was named Franklin Pierce Britt, probably after the anti-abolitionist who became president that year, Franklin Pierce. Frank P. Britt became a Presbyterian minister. He named one of his sons, who was born in 1887, Robert Ralston Britt, making him the fourth Robert Britt.

One of Robert R. Britt's sons (the youngest) was named Charles Hamilton Britt, born in 1921.

I am C.H. Britt's son. My name is Robert R. Britt. That makes me the seventh generation from Robert Britt the Scots Irish Boat builder and sailor, and the fifth Robert Britt in this line.


More Photos in more detail! - OneDrive Photo Album, Britt Family (click to view)

1957 Nine Britt Cousins With Sparky and her Puppies
1957 Nine Britt Cousins With Sparky and her Puppies
Marjorie and Charles Britt with Children and Grandchildren, 1979, Andover, Columbus, OH
Marjorie and Charles Britt with Children and Grandchildren, 1979, Andover, Columbus, OH
Charles and Marjorie Britt, wedding day 9/29/1942
Charles and Marjorie Britt, wedding day 9/29/1942

Charles Britt Memorial Video - With updated Audio

Adobe Acrobat Smithfield Cemetary Map

Newspaper Clippings about the Britts and their Relatives, in chronological order:

Adobe Acrobat Jean McBride Britt shoots a turkey, 1903

Adobe Acrobat Robert R. Britt and Jean M. Britt graduate high school in 1905
We're not sure why they graduated in the same year. In 1905, Robert R. Britt, 1887-1952 was 18 and Jean M. Britt, 1888-1943 was about 17. Apparently they were close enough to be in the same grade.

Adobe Acrobat Jean M. Britt visits home from his railroad job, 1907

Adobe Acrobat Robert R. and Jean M. Britt win DAR prizes for their writing, 1907

Adobe Acrobat Harriet Carroll Britt as a Bride; Mrs. Charles (Mary) Carroll and Mrs. Jeannette (Carroll) Roney (Aunt Jeannette) attend, 1912

Adobe Acrobat Jean M. Britt military servcice is honored, 1918

Adobe Acrobat Jeannette M. Ralston Britt obituary, December 1930

Adobe Acrobat Franklin P. Britt and Jeannette M. Britt memorial stone Dedication, 1934

Adobe Acrobat Jean M. Britt, Ohio construction inspector, dies in Wellington Ohio accident, while pouring concrete for a bridge deck, 1943


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