Avington Britt[1]

Male 1856 - 1928  (72 years)


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  • Name Avington Britt 
    Born 12 Jan 1856  Henderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Madison County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1880, 1910  Henderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 25 Jan 1928  Henderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 26 Jan 1928  Henderson County, TN at Maple Springs Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1880 -- Census, Henderson County, TN Page 385, District #10
      Avington Britt 24 M, Head, Married, Laborer, Born in TN, Father & Mother Born in NC
      Nancy Britt 24 F, Wife, Married, Housekeeping, Born in TN, Father Born in ??, Mother Born in TN
      James Britt 2 M, Son, Single, Born in TN, Father Born in NC, Mother Born in TN
      Martha Britt 11/12 F, Dau, Single, Born in TN, Father Born in NC, Mother Born in TN

      1900 -- Census, Madison County, TN Page 167
      Avington Britt 50 M, Jan 1850, Head, Widowed, Farmer, Born in TN, Father & Mother Born in NC
      Jim Britt 22 M, Sep 1877, Son, Single, Farm Laborer, Born in TN, Father & Mother Born in TN
      - - - Britt 16 M, Apr 1884, Son, Single, Farm Laborer, Born in TN, Father & Mother Born in TN
      Amanda Britt 14 F, May 1886, Dau, Single, Born in TN, Father & Mother Born in TN

      1910 -- Census, Henderson County, TN Page 40
      Link Britt 47 M, Head, Married-1st-21yrs, Farmer(General Farm), Born in TN, Father & Mother Born iN NC
      Martha Britt 53 F, Wife, Married-1st-21yrs, 8 Children(6 Living), Home Farmer, Born in TN, Father & Mother Born in TN
      Lizzie A. Britt 20 F, Dau, Single, Laborer(Home Farm), Born in TN, Father & Mother Born in TN
      Sallie J. Britt 18 F, Dau, Single, Laborer(Home Farm), Born in TN, Father & Mother Born in TN
      George W. Britt 17 M, Son, Single, Laborer(Home Farm), Born in TN, Father & Mother Born in TN
      Nancy L. Britt 14 F, Dau, Single, Laborer(Home Farm), Born in TN, Father & Mother Born in TN
      Bertha M. Britt 13 F, Dau, Single, Laborer(Home Farm), Born in TN, Father & Mother Born in TN
      Jennie B. Britt 10 F, Dau, Single, Laborer(Home Farm), Born in TN, Father & Mother Born in TN
      Avington V. Britt 58 M, Brother, Single, Born in TN, Father & Mother Born in TN
    Person ID I05354  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2018 

    DNA Tests  1 DNA test is associated with Avington Britt 

    Father Beacom C. Britt,   b. 1804, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1876  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Deborah Wallace,   b. 1828, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1897  (Age 69 years) 
    Married Between 1845 and 1849 
    Family ID F1883  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy Powers,   b. 1856, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1900  (Age < 44 years) 
    Married Abt 1877 
    Children 
     1. James Britt,   b. Sep 1878, TN Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Martha Britt,   b. 1879
    +3. Charles Garfield Britt,   b. 9 Feb 1880,   d. 22 Oct 1964, Madison County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +4. Caswell Melton Britt,   b. 15 Apr 1884,   d. 15 Dec 1974  (Age 90 years)
     5. Amanda Elizabeth "Mandy" Britt,   b. 13 May 1886, Henderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1978  (Age 91 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2011 
    Family ID F1889  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Jan 1856 - Henderson County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Madison County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880, 1910 - Henderson County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Jan 1928 - Henderson County, TN Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1928 Death Certificate, Henderson County, TN - Avington Britt
    1928 Death Certificate, Henderson County, TN - Avington Britt

  • Sources 
    1. [S1161] Landal Powers [Landaray@comcast.net], 30 May 2011.
      My grandmother was Alice E. Britt, the daughter of Charles Garfield Britt, and Avington was his father. Charles had 3 daughters, Alice, Mildred, and Flossie. Flossie died young in childbirth, and is buried at Palestine cemetery in Henderson County, TN, as are Charles and her mother, Harriett Mullins Britt. Many times my grandmother and great Aunt Mildred spoke of Uncle Jim, Uncle Cas, Aunt, Martha, and Aunt Mandy.

      Below is a link from Reeds Chapel Funeral Home which will provide some evidence in addition to my memories that the above information is correct:

      http://genealogytrails.com/tenn/henderson/ReedsA-C.html

      I do not know the identity of Mrs. Helen Powers, who gave the funeral home the information (presumably at the time of Charles death in 1964). I expect there was a transcription in listing Maudy instead of Mandy. She left off his sister Martha.

      Also, I believe that many people thought that Avington's name was Alf, and that was due to the shortened Av sounding like Alf.

      Below is a link that lists burial at Palestine Cemetery in Henderson County.

      http://genealogytrails.com/tenn/henderson/cempalestinea-l.html

      Under Avington, you list a male Britt born in April 1884. My guess is that you got that from the 1900 census of Madison County, TN, and could not make out the first name. From the cemetery record at the link above, you can see that Cas M. Britt was born on 15 Apr 1884. However, his parents were incorrectly listed by the cemetery researcher as Nathan Wesley & Dona (Cogdel) Britt.

      Also, in the 1900 census of Henderson County, Tennessee, Charles Britt, born 1881, is listed with his Uncle William Britt. Also listed with William Britt is another nephew, Edmund Pollack. Per the 1910 census, this William is identified as William T., born about 1854. Charles may have been born in 1881 as shown on his tomb stone, or on 02/09/1880 as shown on the funeral home records.

      My dad and I went to Maples Springs back about 15 years ago (my dad has since passed away) because my dad had heard that he was Alf was buried there. We did not find a marker for Alf or for Avington, so the grave must be unmarked. My dad was born in November 1921, so he must have been no older than 7 when he last saw Avington. My dad remembered him as a large man with a big white beard. I could not convince him that the name was not Alf. I guess Av and Alf still sound a lot a like, and the mind interprets as what is most familiar.