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Zachariah Britt

Male Abt 1814 - Aft 1880  (~ 67 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Zachariah Britt was born about 1814 in North Carolina (son of (Unknown father of Zachariah Britt)); died after 1880.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1816

    Notes:

    On 2 Jul 1864 he enlisted in the Confederate army, Capt. H. C. McLean's Company, Senior Reserves, at Carthage, Moore County, North Carolina. Age 48, born in Moore County, 6 feet 0 inches in height, complexion "fair", hair "light", eyes blue.

    Some online sources appear to conflate him with Zacheus Britt, born Nov 1826 in Moore County, died there 20 Jul 1903, a son of Brittain Britt, but Zacheus was a separate individual with different wives and children.

    According to the Moore County, NC Family Tree DNA project, Zachariah's father is unknown but DNA shows him to have been a descendant, almost certainly a grandson, of Joseph Britt, Sr. (bef 1755 - bef 1810 in Moore County) who migrated from Wake County to Moore County prior to 1800. "[T]he Britt families of Moore/Montgomery counties and the Britt families of Robeson County descend from the same Britt families that were originally from Virginia and moved down into North Carolina settling in the Edgecombe County area before migrating on to Johnston and Wake counties."

    Family/Spouse: Nancy Freeman. Nancy (daughter of William Freeman and Elizabeth Marshall) was born in 1808 in North Carolina; died before 25 Jul 1857. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Ezekiel Rufus "Zeak" Britt was born in 1847 in North Carolina; died after 1910.

    Zachariah married Elizabeth Freeman on 25 Jul 1857 in Moore County, North Carolina. Elizabeth was born about 1820 in North Carolina; died after 1880. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  (Unknown father of Zachariah Britt) (son of Joseph Britt).
    Children:
    1. 1. Zachariah Britt was born about 1814 in North Carolina; died after 1880.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Joseph Britt was born before 1755; died before 1810 in Moore County, North Carolina.
    Children:
    1. 2. (Unknown father of Zachariah Britt)