'Betty' (McGee) Britt

'Betty' (McGee) Britt

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'Betty' A. Britt formerly McGee aka Porter
Born 1940s.
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I was raised on a small farm in the Allegheny Mountains of Virginia. There was a small mining town of Austinville a couple of miles away where I went to elementary school and church and where my father worked for most of my early years. It was a wonderful and busy childhood with very loving parents, family, friends and neighbors. After graduating high school I attended National Business College in Roanoke, VA and worked part-time during that era.

After college I went to work full-time for a couple of years until I married my high school sweetheart in 1963 and moved to Smyrna/Marietta, Georgia. A year later there was a beautiful little daughter in our little family. The marriage only lasted about 4 years and I filed for and was granted a divorce in 1967.

During the 4 years I started working at Lockheed Aircraft as a typist and got several upgrades rather quickly to a Statistical Typist then Visual-Aide Production (drawing wiring schmatics) and then to an Illustrator (drawing wiring harnesses in the body of the aircraft). Meanwhile I attended their technical school and studied Mechanical Drawing and Drafting. In May of 1969 there was a hugh layoff at Lockheed so I moved to Orlando, Florida seeking work and a new life for my daughter and myself. Shortly afterward I went to work for Martin-Marietta in Orlando and married James E. Britt, Sr. We lived in Florida for 4 years and moved to Brunswick, Georgia to be near his aging parents.

Jim and I had 2 sons Jesse and Robby. Jim had a son by a previous marriage so when we had been married 4 years, we had 4 children including my 9 yr. old daughter and his 11 yr. old son (who was totally deaf) & lived with us full time after his mother's death in an automobile accident in 1973.

In 1976 we purchased a home in Darien, GA (Jim's hometown) and I'm still there. I lost Jim in 2002 to a massive heart attact in his sleep. Our children are all grown and I have 3 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, and 4 great-grandsons and 3 step-great-grand children.

I was a stay-at-home mom for many years and went back to work when my youngest son was about 13. But during that time I was "Mom's Taxi Service" between church & school activities, sports, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and Cub Scout Day Camp Activity Director and Adult Training Classes for Scout Leaders and Sunday School Superintendent. Upon returning to work for the next 10 years as secretary, executive secretary and office manager kept me busy along with the childrens weddings and grand-babies and christenings.

In 1995 Jim and I closed up our house and went to Virginia to care for my mother whose health was failing. While there we started an ostrich farm which was very enjoyable but a lot of work. When my mother passed away 8 years later and my husband had heart by-pass surgery in 2001 I sold all of the equipment and birds (6 adults & over 100 baby ostrich on the ground) and moved back to our home in Darien, GA.

Since then I have been retired and spending time with the family and doing what I can for and with them. At 74, I am still in really good health. Been working on genealogy off and on for the past 25 years and hope someday to get ALL my family, cousins and relatives in it.

I have found out that one of my great-great..............grandfathers was Abraham Lincoln's - 4-greats....grandfather. Plus a few other well known people such as James Scott Brady that was shot during a presidential assassination attempt, while he was U.S. Presidential Assistant and White House Press Secretary under President Ronald Reagan. Tom Hanks and possibly Kevin Bacon and George Clooney are also in that list of well knowns. So guess I will continue to work on this endever and see what or who else turns up.

Happy Hunting Everyone!!!


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I have my Birth Certification. Florida Marriage Certificate, Recorded in Book # 47, Page 468. Diplomas, Drivers License, Auto Registration, Voters Registration, Property Deed and Social Security Card. I am also listed in the Family's Bibles and in U. S. Census Records over the years.

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My husband, James Eugene Britt, Sr. has a very interestering ancestery background including the following family names: Britt; Stebbins; Legare; & Gnann.
My maternal Great-Great-grandfather was Henry L. Hanks (1826-1864) of SW Virginia; Married-Irene/Lurana Felts (1831-aft. 1884)
My paternal Grandfather was Major Hill (1852-1934). He was the son of Samuel Hill (abt. 1825-aft.1869)
McGee was my maiden name. My Great-grandfather was Richard McGee (1844-1933) of Carroll Co. Virginia.
My husbands mother was Annebell Stebbins--married Jesse Eugene Britt in 1932. She's a direct decendent of Rowland Stebbins, The Immigrant. He sailed from Ipswich, England with his family in 1634 in the ship "Francis" with Capt. John Cutting commanding. They landed at Rosbury, Massachusetts.

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On 6 Sep 2018 at 19:01 GMT Matt McGee wrote:

Hey Cousin, I too am descended out of Carroll Co. McGee's. I just found this site and am excited to get back into researching our heritage.

In looking at it, you have my great-great grandfather and up, Andrew Johnson McGee (1869-1943).

I am going to reach out to you and try and connect these lines.

On 8 May 2018 at 00:54 GMT Kate McGee wrote:

Hey, Betty!! Wow.. I worked AT Lockheed too! in the 80's met my ex-hus. there. How do I compare our DNA... or ?? I'm lost on this site..They've made lots of changes. You 'thanked ' me for Edna & Lloyd McGee.. are we related. I did take DNA test. Love your 'all about you'. I worked in the factory, despite having a BBA .lol.. Turns out I'm an artist.. that's why had trouble with office jobs getting boring. Kate McGee

On 18 Jan 2018 at 22:07 GMT David Shockley wrote:

I am David Sherman Shockley and am just getting started researching my family history. Any help you can provide would be appreciated.

David Sherman Shockley 1950- Merlin Sherman Shockley Jr. Father Merlin Sherman Shockley Sr. Grandfather John Lee Shockley 1885-1957 Great Grandfather Manoah Shockley 1823-1917 Great Great Grandfather Leonard LeGrand Shockley 1878-1882 Great Great Uncle John Floyd Shockley 1792-1863 Great Great Great Grandfather Co. C 24th Virginia Infantry. Col. LeGrand Shockley 1819-1864 Great, Great, Great Uncle. Died 1st battle of Saltville.

On 28 Sep 2017 at 19:47 GMT Mel Gardner wrote:

Thank you Betty for the note. I knew a few of the Burchams in Shelby County Alabama. One was my brother-in-law, and I met his brothers. He also had 2 children that I know. Thanks again and let me know if I can help you.

On 8 Feb 2016 at 22:38 GMT 'Betty' (McGee) Britt wrote:

On 14 Jan 2016 at 23:38 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Thanks for the heads up on David S. McGee, McGee-1750. Nothing that looks familiar so far but I'll keep him on my radar.

On 28 Dec 2015 at 11:30 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Thanks for adding your knowledge of the McGee family. I keep hoping to see a familiar name but the region may be too distant. My bunch is from the Carolinas.

On 9 Dec 2015 at 17:56 GMT Hugh Barnes wrote:

Glad to have you up here documenting my McGee line. I just recently discovered them and my knowledge of the line is weak. Bluford Holland McGee is my 3rd great grandfather.

On 30 Nov 2015 at 05:54 GMT Kay (Johnson) Wilson wrote:

Hi Betty, Please remember to add sources for the information you enter on profiles. Thanks! Kay Wilson, Ranger

On 20 Nov 2015 at 06:39 GMT Trudy Roach wrote:

H Betty. I noticed you added some Hunnicutt profiles. My grandmother was Bertie Hunnicutt. Are you related to the Hunnicutts. There are many on wikitree. I am curently working on sourcing Augustine Hunnicutts. Wellcome to wikitree.

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