There is a large book on the BRITTAIN/BAILEY families of VA to KY. I copied
off as much as I could get away with; many families of interest are in this
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From: "Vickie Lomon" <vlomon(a)sbcglobal.net>
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Subject: [DANIEL-L] George Brittain, Lucy Daniel, Parks, Ball,King,
Chadwell, BaileyKentucky Daniels.
Does anyone know anything about this Lucy Daniel who married Levi
Brittain. Also other surnames are mentioned.
NATIVE VIRGINIAN, GEORGE BRITTAIN,
CALLED "FATHER OF HARLAN COUNTY"©
by Holly Fee (Timm) - originally published in Harlan's Heritage IV,
Weekend Edition of the Harlan Daily Enterprise, February 28, 1987
Often referred to as the "Father of Harlan County," George Brittain was
born about 1768 in Wythe County, Va. By 1800, he had moved from Virginia to
the part of Kentucky that was to become Harlan County.
By May of 1804, he owned 200 acres on Martins fork. This was
the same tract of land on which he built his fine home at what is now
Browning Acres. He reputedly built a race track and kept a fine string of
Brittain served as a colonel in the War of 1812 and was active in early
affairs in what was then Knox County. He served from that County in
the Kentucky State Legislature from 1813 to 1814 and was instrumental in the
establishment of Harlan County in 1819. He was also active in the local Home
Guard, or Militia as it was often referred to, and that is probably where he
acquired the title of General George Brittain.
Brittain continued his civic activities after the formation of the
acted as the first County and circuit court clerk. Most of the
official County records of the 1820's were written or recorded by him and
his signature is on the 1820 census and tax records.
His farm, located about a mile and a half south of the present city of
served every fall as a Methodist camp meeting ground in the 1830's
and probably hosted as well other community gatherings. In later years, this
farm became known as the Skidmore Farm and continued to host such events as
the annual Fourth of July celebration long after the Brittains had sold it
to the Skidmore family.
George Brittain was the son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Parks Brittain.
Brittain was born about 1740 and died Oct. 17, 1776, while serving
as a private in the Eighth Virginia Regiment in the Revolutionary War.
Nathaniel is said to have been the son of James Brittain who came to the
colonies in the 1700's from Wales. This James Brittain is said to
have had seven sons who all served in the Revolution. Nathaniel and
Elizabeth Parks Brittain had five known children besides George: James, who
married Nancy Chadwell; Levi who married Nancy Daniel; Parks who married
first Elizabeth King, second Sally Leonard and third Sarah Price; William;
and Mary, who married James Gray.
James and Nancy Chadwell Brittain settled in Lee County, Va. Some of
descendants have also lived in Harlan County. Levi and Nancy Daniels
Brittain lived in Knox County. They are the ancestors of many of the
Brittain families in Knox and Clay counties.
George Brittain married first in the 1790's to Mary Bailey. She was born
about 1772, probably in Henry County, Va., and was the daughter of Carr and
Mary Turner Bailey. Mary Bailey Brittain died when her five children were
Within a few years of her death, George married Nancy Posey who was born
1796 in Georgia. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Susannah Posey.
Susannah was the daughter of David and Elizabeth Turner Chadwell.
After Benjamin Posey's death, Susannah married Daniel O. Daniel. She was
considerable property by her first husband and by her father and in
1839 in Claiborne County, Tenn., she wrote a will leaving various amounts of
money and property to her children, several of whom lived in Harlan County.
Nancy Posey Brittain died in 1881. She spent most of her last years in
Carlo's household. In 1850, her nieces, Mary and Nancy Lankford,
are living with her and her husband George Brittain. They were daughters of
her sister, Temperance and Benjamin Lankford. Mary was born about 1829 and
married Benjamin Franklin Irvin and Nancy was born about 1825 and married
John Sturdevant. Both were born in Claiborne County, Tenn. Nancy and John
Sturdevant were living in Owsley County in 1860, with them was Nancy's
daughter Jerusha, said to have been fathered by Enoch Osborn.
George Brittain wrote his will June 4, 1846, in which he named his wife,
his sons Carr, James, George and Carlo B.; his daughters Sally Goss,
Mary Goss, Louisa M. Watkins and Drucilla S. Lyttle; and his grandson George
B. Turner who was the only child of his deceased daughter Elizabeth Anne. He
not only owned large tracts of land, but also many slaves.
Census records list him as owning 24 slaves in 1840 and 15 in 1850. Many
slaves are said to have died in a typhoid epidemic which may
explain the sharp drop in numbers between 1840 and 1850. George Brittain
died Oct. 31, 1850. His will, which was probated in November of that year,
specified by name certain of his many slaves to each of his heirs.
By his first wife, Nancy Posey, he had four children, Elizabeth Anne,
Louisa, and Drucilla.
Carr Brittain, oldest child of George Brittain and his first wife, was
between 1793 and 1799. The Harlan County marriage books, recopied late
in the 19th century, list his marriage to Caroline Marsee as being in 1837,
but it is thought to be incorrect as she is believed to be the mother of
Carr's two daughters, Julia Anne born about 1827 and Lucy Anne born about
1832. Caroline Marsee Brittain was born about 1801 in Virginia.
Listed in Carr and Caroline Brittain's 1850 household is a two-year-old
named Chadwell. In that census record he is listed as a Brittain but in
1860 he is listed as Chadwell Noe. His relationship, if any, is not known,
but he does not appear to be a son of Carr and Caroline's
Carr Brittain died by June 25, 1864, when sale and appraisal bills were
Harlan County regarding his estate.
Julia Anne, oldest daughter of Carr, married about 1851 to Benjamin
Lankford, who was born about 1827 in Claiborne County, Tenn., son of
Benjamin Lankford and Temperance Posey, sister of Carr's stepmother.
Benjamin Lankford served in the Civil War in the 47th Kentucky Volunteer
Infantry, Company F, under the command of Captain Henry Skidmore. His
brothers Robert and William, served in the same Company.
Robert died at Camp Nelson in December of 1863 and William was
Company K of the same outfit. Benjamin, left alone in the
company, deserted Jan. 26, 1864, and is listed as never having returned to
Julia Anne and Benjamin Lankford had nine children. Their oldest child,
was born about 1851 and died Aug. 13, 1852, at the age of one.
James Ewing Lankford, oldest son of Julia Anne and Benjamin was born
1853, at Mill Creek. In 1876, he married America Farmer. They had
at least one son, Henry, born in 1879. James apparently died by 1885 when
America married Nathan Mitchell.
Their third child, Drucilla Lankford, was born about 1855 and died March
at the age of four.
Carr Lankford, fourth child of Benjamin and Julia Anne, was born about
married first, in 1882, Catharine Howard. They had four known
children, Ewing, born Nov. 11, 1883, married in 1907, Emily L. Fee; Agnes,
born Jan. 28, 1885, married 1904, Robert Middleton; Gilbert born Dec. 25,
1887; and Franklin, born March 17, 1890.
Catherine Howard Lankford apparently died by about 1890 when Carr
By the second wife, Eveline he had Milford, who was born in October of
married in 1912 to Laura Fee; Louannie born Sept., 1894; Noble
born May 1899 and Beckham born about 1903. Carr Lankford died by 1910.
Alabama Lankford, fifth child of Benjamin and Julia, was born about
1877, she married Burdine Jones. According to a Harlan Circuit
Court case in 1904 involving the heirs of George Brittain, Alabama and
Burdine's children appear to have been Bud, Green, Milford and Morgan.
Benjamin and Julia had four more children, Jefferson, born about 1863;
born about 1866; Lucy J., born about 1869; and Elizabeth, born about
1873. Only two of Benjamin and Julia's children were still living in 1900.
Carr and Caroline Brittain's second daughter, Lucy Anne, was born about
About 1848, she married William T. Hall. They had nine children. Their
oldest son was Carlo Brittain Hall, born in October of 1850. The name of his
first wife is not known. In 1900, he and his second wife Nancy, were living
near Mount Pleasant, now the city of Harlan.
William T. and Lucy Anne's oldest daughter was July Ann. She was born
11, 1853, in Harlan County. In 1902, she married John C. Clem. She died
Nov. 12, 1914, of tuberculosis. The remaining seven children of William T.
and Lucy Anne Hall were Louisa, born about 1855; George, born about 1858;
Mary, born about 1861; Robert, born about 1864; Nancy, born about 1867;
John, born about 1868; and William, born about 1873.
James Brittain, second son of George Brittain and his first wife, Mary
was born about 1801. He first married Jane Ely, born about 1820,
daughter of William Ely and Rebecca Saylor. Prior to their divorce in April
of 1850, they had three children who remained with their father as was
frequently the case in 19th century divorces. There is additional
information on Jane Ely after her divorce from James Brittain in the article
tracing the Saylor family which appears elsewhere in this special edition.
In 1853, James Brittain married Lavina Shepherd. This marriage was
short lived as she is not listed in James' household in the 1860
Carr Brittain, oldest child of James and Jane Ely Brittain was born Jan.
and died Aug. 6, 1913. He married Jan. 10, 1867, in Lee County,
Va., to Sarilda Jane Ball, daughter of Arthur and Nancy Daniels Ball.
Sarilda Ball Brittain was born Sept. 14, 1851, in Virginia and died May 3,
Carr and Sarilda Jane Ball Brittain had seven Children; Nancy Brittain
Sept. 3, 1869; She first married Allen Smith and they had a son,
William Smith, born Feb. 17, 1889, and died Sept. 21, 1903. Nancy married
secondly to William Eads, son of Nancy B. Eads.
James Floyd Brittain, oldest son and second child of Carr and Sarilda,
April 8, 1872. He first married Martha Scott and second, Charlotte
Fee, daughter of Abner Fee. James Floyd Brittain had 10 children; Laura
Jane, born May 1, 1896; America Sarah, born Sept. 12, 1894; Nannie V., born
Sept. 9, 1905, and married Wheeler Cole; James R.; Roy Lee; Ruth Mae, born
Aug. 23, 1906; Ella, born Oct. 8, 1907, and married Roma Lee Bowman;
William, born May 26, 1911, and married Mamie K. Long; John H.; Josie Lee
born May 18, 1912.
William Arthur Brittain, third child of Carr and Sarilda, was born July
and died Dec. 23, 1948. He first married Joyce Lee by whom he had
two daughters, Jane, born July 4, 1894, and died November 12, 1896, and
Mary, born Aug. 2, 1896. William A. Brittain married secondly, in 1901, Jane
Hensley, born about 1880, daughter of G. and C. Hensley.
Sallie W. Brittain, fourth child and second daughter of Carr and
born Sept. 14, 1876 and married Milton Scott. Milton and Sallie
Scott had eight children: Hannah, who married Frank Brown; Willie; Geneva
who married Rufus Middleton; John H., who married Fannie Middleton; Nannie
Lee; Oscar; Obie; Pearl, who married Fannie Smith.
George Henry Brittain, fifth child of Carr and Sarilda, was born June
and died April 18, 1936. In 1901, he married, in Lee County, Va.,
Victoria Selby. They had five children. Annie, born May 26, 1903, and
married Floyd Hamblin; Nannie; Lee who married Reuben Saylor; Frank;
John Lewis Brittain was born Oct. 6, 1884, and died Aug. 30, 1957. John
wife, Mary Jane Hensley, had eleven children: Sarah M.; Mary Jane;
George W., born April 12, 1912, and married Mary Bowlen; Philip Carr, born
March 3, 1922 , and married in 1942 to Martha Fee, sister of the Charlotte
Fee who had married Philip's uncle James Brittain; James Arthur, born May
29, 1925, and married in 1947 to Annie Taylor; Robert Lee, born April 14,
1930, and married Corrine Taylor; Franklin d., born Nov. 29,1932; Arnold F.,
born March 29, 1935 and married Alma Gibson; Samuel; Campbell; and Jesse W.,
born June 3, 1939.
Martha Alafair Brittain, youngest child of Carr and Sarilda, was born
1896. In 1915, in Lee County, Va. She married Robert F. Campbell,
who was born in 1895. They had five children. John E., born July 16, 1916,
and married Georgia Helen Matlock; James Arthur, born March 14, 1919, and
died Sept. 8, 1919; Anna Elizabeth, born Sept. 23, 1927, and married Sewell
Davis; Harvey, born Sept. 9, 1930 and married Bobbie Foster; and Pearlie
Irene, born July 31, 1932, and married Leonard Campbell.
William Brittain, second son of James and Jane Ely Brittain, was born
1845. In 1870, in Harlan County, he marrried Rebecca Jane Cole,
born June 11, 1852, daughter of Eliza Cole.
It is known from census records that this Cole family was a least part
Probably Cherokee. By 1922, William and some of his children were
living in Pulaski County he died in 1932.
William and Jane Cole Brittain had seven children, the youngest of whom,
Ellen, was born Feb. 24, 1887, and died June 27, 1890. Their oldest
son, Carr Brittain, was born June 15, 1867. He married in Harlan County, in
1888, to Martha Fee, born Aug., 1871. She was the daughter of Stephen and
Mary Forrester Fee. Carr and Martha Fee Brittain had 12 children.
Their children were: Mary Jane, born May of 1889, and married Bradley
Nathaniel W., born Dec. 28, 1890, and died Jan. 24, 1912; Arminta
E., born June, 1894, married Columbus Scott; William W., born Dec., 1892,
died June 30, 1984, and married Vesta Ivey; Nicia, born Jan., 1896, and
married Daniel Hensley; Georgia Anne, born Jan., 1898, and married Marion
Smith; Pearl, born Feb., 1900, and married Sophia Davidson; Frank, who
married Anna Osborn; Josephine, who married Wilson Hensley; Mae, who married
Clarence Scott; Grant, who died young; and Naomi, who married Joe Hensley.
James G. Brittain, second son of William and Jane, was born about 1868. He
married Nancy Middleton. By 1922, he was living in Pulaski County. They had
eight children. Lawrence; Ora Mae, who died young; Carl, who died young;
Roxie; Bill; Ada; Ruby; and Rufus. Araminty Brittain, third child and oldest
daughter of William and Jane, was born Sept. 20, 1869, and died in 1925. On
July 15, 1886, she marr!
ied James Harrison Eads, newspaper editor and Publisher. James and
Araminta Eads had 10 children: Simon Nathaniel, born Dec. 25, 1887; Bertha
Faith, born Nov. 20, 1889; Pheba Grace, born Nov. 20, 1889, died 1932, twin
to Bertha; Arthur Dewitt, born April 10, 1892; Roy William Brittain Duffy,
born July 12, 1894; Mark Anderson Carr, born Jan. 4, 1897, died 1973; Henry
Paul, born March 23, 1900; Hiram Gilbert, born June 3, 1904; Sarah Lee, born
Jan. 19, 1907; Granville Pearl, born May 16, 1912.
Carlo B. Brittain, fourth child of William and Jane, was born Sept. 7,
married on Feb. 18, 1897, to Josephine Roark, widow of Gilford
Ezekial 'E.C.' Brittain was killed in a slate fall Jan. 3, 1922. E.C.
Laura had eight children. Martha Ellen, born about 1902, and married
General Fee and later, Charles H. Baker; William Ray, married Mary Bowman;
Carr, born about 1908, and married Susie Johnson (Carr died by August, 1936,
when his widow, Susie, married John Fee) Nellie, married Ples Hickey; Chloe
married Victor Thruman and after his death, John C. Risner; Carlo, died at
the age of three; Elmer; Josephine, who married Smith Gilbert.
Franklin Hiram Brittain youngest son of William and Jane Cole Brittain,
Oct. 29, 1879. He married Hannah Stepp and moved to Pulaski County
with his parents. They had nine children: Earl, Ethel, James Estill,
Rebecca, Henry, Madge, Clyde, Carl who died young, and Harold.
Caroline Brittain, only daughter of James and Jane Ely Brittain, was
1847. In 1873, she married James Garret Hensley.
George Brittain, son of George Brittain, and his first wife, was
about 1807, according to deed regarding his share of the estate of Carr
Bailey, inherited through his mother, he was living in Jackson County,
Missouri in 1835.
He was apparently still living in 1846 when his father named him in
will. As he does not appear in any of the later deeds regarding George
Brittain, Sr.'s estate, he probably died early in the 1850's, leaving no
Very little is known about Sally and Mary, George Brittain's
by his first wife, Mary Bailey. They were both born between 1800 and
Sally Brittain married Hezekiah B. Goss and Mary married Alexander
Both couples settled in Greene County, Tenn. Hezekiah Goss was deceased by
Elizabeth Anne Brittain, oldest daughter of George Brittain by his
second wife, Nancy Posey, was born about 1817. On Christmas Eve, 1835, she
married her cousin, William Turner. Elizabeth Anne died March 13, 1837,
three days after giving birth to their only child George Brittain Turner.
William Turner was born June 10, 1812, son of William and Susannah
Bailey Turner. He was a prosperous farmer and merchant in the county and
actively supported the development of the schools. In 1851, William Turner
married again to Minerva Brittain. Minerva was the daughter of Elizabeth
Anne's cousin Chadwell Brittain, and his wife Sallie Brittain who was a
cousin of both Elizabeth Anne and of her own husband, Chadwell.
Chadwell Brittain was the son of James Brittain and Sallie Brittain was
daughter of Parks Brittain. James and Parks Brittain were brothers, sons
of Nathaniel Brittain, as was the ancestor of the Harlan County Brittains,
George Brittain Turner, only child of William and Elizabeth Brittain
born March 10, 1837. Until he was 10 years old, he lived with
his grandfather, George Brittain. About 1847, he moved to his father's home
and worked for him in his store.
In 1854, he married Margaret Crump, born about 1835, daughter of John G.
Eliza Watkins Crump. John G. Crump came here from Bedford County, Va.,
and served for many years as clerk of both the Circuit and County Courts.
George B. Turner was a successful trader, merchant and lawyer and was
Democratic politics, holding several County offices. Margaret
Crump Turner died June 5, 1897. George B. Turner married for the second time
in 1901 to Dixie Lee Mitchell. He died Oct. 2, 1915.
Seven of George and Margaret Turner's 10 children were dead by 1911 and
least several of them died in childhood. These seven were included:
William Turner, born about 1858; Carlo B. Turner, born Dec. 1, 1859; George
B. Turner, born Oct. 26, 1861; Robert E. Turner, born about 1864; John K.
Turner, born about 1868; Eliza Turner, born about 1871; and Green Turner,
born about 1873. Nancy Elizabeth Turner, oldest daughter of George and
Margaret Turner, was born in May of 1855. In 1876, she married Moses
Wilkerson Howard, son of James G. and Matilda Howard. Moses W. Howard was
active in local Republican politics and served for many years as circuit
court clerk. Moses and Nancy Howard had seven children.
Their oldest son, George Turner Howard, was born Oct. 23, 1877, and died
1942. In 1901, he married Nannie Jane Smith. They had six children:
Edwin Brittain Howard; Nina Louise Howard, married John McKinley; Virginia
Maud Howard, married Dr. Clement R. Jones; Moses Wilderson Howard; Robert
Smith Howard; George Turner Howard, Jr.
Margaret Matilda Howard was born in 1879. She married Isom Jones.
Robert Howard was born in October of 1880; Rella Catherine
Howard married Wade Skidmore about 1898. The son of Milard and Mary Ella
Spurlock Skidmore, Wade was born in November of 1873. He was elected County
superintendant of schools in 1900, but only served two years of the four
year term as he died in 1902. They had three children: Merit, Walter and
Edith. Elhannon Murphy Howard, Jr., was born Aug. 5, 1886. In 1907, he
married Martha "Mattie" Eager, daughter of George Washington Eager and
Letitia Skidmore. E.M. Howard, Jr., was one of the founders of the Harlan
Georgia Lillian Howard was born in July of 1889. She married A. C.
Mary Louise Howard, youngest daughter of Moses and Nancy Turner Howard,
in October, 1892. She married George Ward. Louisa, second daughter
and sixth child of George B. and Margaret Turner, was born about 1866. She
married William Z. Gilbert. Susan M., youngest child of George and Margaret
Turner, was born in March of 1876. In 1902, she married Hiram C. Howard.
In the Harlan County Court orders for the November term of 1866, Martha
charged George B. Turner with the paternity of her son Henry G.
Farley. The case was continued and that following spring, she agreed to
dismiss the case with Turner paying her $50.
Henry G. Farley later took the name of his alleged father and in 1900 is
at Wallins Creek as Henry G. Turner. He was born May 14, 1865, and
died Dec. 12, 1928, in Rockcastle County.
About 1886, Henry married Alabama Long, daughter of Lewis and Elizabeth
Long. She was born in April of 1867 and died in 1949 in Rockcastle
County. Henry and Alabama Turner had nine children: Arlene, Mintie, Martha
Ellen, Amanda, Abby, Frank, Annie, Nora and Mattie. Henry Turner's maternal
grandparents are thought to have been Thomas and Margaret Farley.
Carlo B. Brittain, oldest son of George Brittain by his second wife
Nancy Posey, was born Oct. 20, 1819, and died Jan. 8, 1888. His first wife
was Sally Hamblen, born about 1825 in Virginia, probably a daughter of
Francis Hamblen. Carlo and Sally Brittain had seven known children. Their
oldest daughter was Elizabeth Anne, who was born late in 1849 and married
Nancy, second daughter of Carlo and Sally Brittain, was born Feb.
1852, on Martins Fork. She married Creed Fulton Smith. About 1856, Carlo and
Sally Brittain had twins, John and George. John died in infancy.
Mary Louisa Brittain, born April 1, 1858, first married Henry Lewis and
married John Jones.
Drucilla Brittain was born Dec. 5, 1859. She married Dec. 2, 1876, in
Va., to Thomas P., son of J. P. and Sallie Graham. Thomas and
Drucilla Brittain Graham had three children by the 1880 census: William C.,
Madison P. and Sarah A.
Sallie, youngest child of Carlo and Sally Hamblen Brittain, was born
1864, and died Oct. 24, 1948. She married June 17, 1880, to Hiram
Hiram and Sallie Brittain Cawood lived their entire lives in Harlan
mostly at Cawood. Hiram Cawood was born Feb. 12, 1860, the son of
John and Louisiana Jones Cawood. He had first married and then divorced
Lucretia Skidmore, by whom he had one child Green B. Cawood.
Hiram Cawood's father, John, was killed, reputedly one of the many
the Turner Howard feud. Hiram and his mother, as administrators
of John Cawood's estate, authorized the payment of $100 bounty to W. S.
Hensley for the arrest of John S. Helton and Tip Day.
Hiram was named for his maternal grandfather, Hiram Jones. He died at
Feb. 11, 1934. Hiram and Sallie Brittain Cawood had 11 known
Their oldest son, John, was born July 2, 1881. In 1904, he married Rosa
Rosa died Aug. 6, 1983.
Carlo Cawood, second child of Hiram and Sallie, was born Feb. 25, 1882,
Dec. 17, 1973. He married April 15, 1905, to Ora Cornett. He was a
banker and a veteran of the Spanish-American war. Carlo and Ora Cawood had
two sons, Edward L. and Eugene C. Cawood. William Proctor Cawood was born
Sept. 13, 1883, and died May 10, 1964. In 1909, he married Daisy L.,
daughter of George W. and Rachel Ball. William P. Cawood was a doctor and
with Dr. E. Murphy Howard, operated the Harlan Hospital.
Robert L. Cawood, fourth child of Hiram and Sallie Brittain Cawood, was
11, 1885. He married Flora King.
Joanna Cawood was born July, 1889. In 1905, she married Ewell V. Pope,
Moses and Jerusha Skidmore Pope. They had four children: Abram,
Louise, Lee Rose and James.
George Chad Cawood was born June 9, 1892, and died June 3, 1986. In
married Nancy daughter of Nelson and Cammie Osborne Skidmore.
James S. Cawood was born June 9, 1896. In 1920, he married Verda
Joe Wheeler Cawood, born Aug. 12, 1898, married Dora Shell. Bruce
Feb. 27, 1901, married Mary Day.
Susan 'Sudie' Cawood was born Sept. 30, 1903, and died Feb. 10, 1983.
married James Wash Ledford, son of John and Nancy. They had three
children: Cawood, James V. and Eloise.
Oscar Cawood, youngest child of Hiram and Sallie, was born July 10,
married Rena Rutherford.
Sallie Hamlin Brittain died shortly after her daughter Sallie's birth.
about this time, Carlo moved to the section of Knox County that became
Bell County in 1867. Carlo B. Brittain then married secondly to Susan Lydia
Burch, born about 1834. In 1870, Carlo B. and his second wife, Susan Lydia
Burch, were living in Bell County. Also in their household were Carlo's son,
George, and daughter, Sallie, by his first wife. Carlo and Susan had four
children: Carlo B. Jr., born Jan. 16, 1867, and died April 30, 1920, Mamie
Baldwin; Bruce, born about 1869; and Sudie who married John A. Ward.
Carlo B. Brittain, Sr., married for the third time to Sarah McNew. They
daughter, Lucy, who married Marion Howard.
Louisa M. Brittain, next to the youngest daughter of George
his second wife, Nancy Posey, was probably born about 1820. In 1839,
Harlan she married Albert G. Watkins. Albert and Louisa Watkins settled in
Tennessee where he served for 12 years in the state legislature. Louisa is
thought to have married for a second time to William spencer.
Drucilla Posey Brittain, youngest child of George Brittain, was
about 1826. She married David Yancey Lyttle on July 15, 1844 in Harlan
County. David Y. Lyttle was born Jan. 27, 1818 in Russell County, Va. He was
the son of Harrington and Susanna Bays Lyttle and was well known in the
Kentucky mountains as a defense attorney. David and Drucilla Lyttle moved to
Clay County about 1856. After the Civil War, he represented Clay County in
the State Senate (1867-1871). Drucilla died Nov. 13, 1865, in Clay County
and David married secondly, in 1866, to Ellen, daughter of Curtis Jett. Also
living in their household in the 1850 census of Harlan County were James
Lyttle, age 17, and Mary Lyttle, age 11, both born in Virginia, and Larkin
Bailey, age 26. James and Mary Lyttle are possibly David's younger brother
and sister. Larkin Bailey was a teacher and, as was the custom, was probably
taking his turn boarding with the Lyttle family.
David and Drucilla Lyttle had nine children: Two of these, Louisa
William died in infancy.
George Brittain Lyttle, their oldest child, was born about 1845. He
served in the
Confederate forces in the Civil War and was later a Spanish
Dale C. Lyttle was born about 1847 and died in 1882. He was a farmer
Manchester in Clay County.
Carlo B. Lyttle was five months old at the taking of the census in June
In 1878, in Clay County, he married Isabella Garrard, daughter of
General Theophilus and Lucy Garrard. Carlo was known as Colonel C. B. and
was a lawyer like his father.
Carlo B. and Isabella Lyttle had nine children. John Dishman Lyttle, who
a young man; Theophilus T. Lyttle, born in 1881; David Y. Lyttle,
born in 1882, like his father and grandfather, a lawyer; Emma Lyttle, who
married John Lucas; James M. Lyttle; Lucy Lyttle, who married C.B. Donnelly;
Carl Lyttle died in infancy; Helen Lyttle, who married J. M. Kieth; and
Drucilla Lyttle, who married John C. Whit, Jr.
Nancy C. Lyttle, oldest surviving daughter of David Y. and Durcilla
born about 1856. She married A. J. Hacker, an attorney from
John James Lyttle was born about 1858. He became a merchant in Topeka,
where he died in 1901.
Sallie Lyttle, youngest daughter of David Y. and Drucilla, was born
after the taking of the census in June. In 1878, she married
Harvey L. Hatton of Barboursville.
Robert Lee Lyttle, the youngest child of David and Drucilla, died in
about age 30.
By his second wife, David Y. Lyttle had four daughters, Malva, Cassie,
Margaret. He died in 1907 on his Cedar Craig farm near Manchester
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