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.