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William Brittain (1739 - 1794)

William Brittain
Born in Chesterfield, Burke, North Carolinamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 15 Dec 1758 in Monocacy Valley, Prince George, Marylandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Guilford, North Carolina, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Jan 2013
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William was born in 1739. He passed away in 1794.


William /Brittain/
Name: William


25 Mar 1758
New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford now Randolph, North Carolina, United States[2][3]

Research Notes

The Hinshaw American Quaker source above notes he had a brother Benjamin. "1758, 3,25. Rebecca rmt William Brittain, brother of Benjamin."


  1. Source: #S214 Page: Vol. 1, p. 524
  2. Source: #S214 Page: Vol. 1, p. 524
  3. American Quaker V1, p. 524 Marriage


Thank you to Cheryl Rothwell for creating WikiTree profile Brittain-273 through the import of Ancestors of Ethel Ryan.ged on Jan 20, 2013.

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I don't believe William was a son of Samuel Brittain and Mary Martha Alburtis Brittain. The family search reference you list shows him a son of a James Brittain and a Mary Isabel Witty. All my info on Samuel does not show him as a child.
I know this comment was from more than a year ago, but now Family Tree Search is showing him as the son of James Brittain/Mary Witty AND Samuel Brittain and Mary Alburtis, which is kind of confusing? Do you have any definitive evidence that disproves the parentage shown here on Wikitree, while also showing he is the son of James/Mary, or any other possible parents? Just curious!
posted by McCants Meinders
Brittain-1061 and Brittain-273 appear to represent the same person because: same spouse
posted by [Living Austin]
Setting people to open is how fantasy genealogy gets added, people get disconnected, etc.
posted by Cheryl Rothwell
William appears to have been disconnected from his family on GEDCOM export or import; can you find who he should be attached to? (Also, if he was born before 1815, which the marriage date in the notes suggests, his privacy status should be open rather than public.) Thanks!
posted by Sharon Casteel

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