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Ezekiel Rufus "Zeak" Britt

Male 1847 - Aft 1910  (> 64 years)


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  • Name Ezekiel Rufus "Zeak" Britt 
    Alternate birth 1846  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born 1847  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth 1848  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Died Aft 1910  [7
    Person ID I35142  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DD
    Last Modified 21 May 2021 

    Father Zachariah Britt,   b. Abt 1814, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother Nancy Freeman,   b. 1808, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 25 Jul 1857  (Age < 49 years) 
    Family ID F20652  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Martha Richardson,   b. Nov 1845, Moore County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1931, Dougherty, Murray, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married 1864  [7
    Children 
    +1. Margaret Ann Britt,   b. 9 Dec 1869, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1957, Perrin, Jack, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 21 May 2021 
    Family ID F20651  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Census records show that he and his family moved from Moore County, North Carolina to what would become Oklahoma sometime between 1880 and 1900. The same records present an entirely inconsistent record of whether he was literate.

      In the 1850 census he is four years old, living with his mother Nancy, 42, father Zacheriah, 36, sister Elizabeth, 11, brother Enoch, 9, brother Henry, 6, brother William, 1, all in Moore County, North Carolina. His "cannot read and write" column is checked.

      In the 1860 census he is 13, living with his father (the name as written looks like "Lachara"), age 40, a 40-year-old woman named Elizabeth (presumably his stepmother), brother Enoch, 18, brother Henry, 17, and brother William, 11, all in Moore County, North Carolina, post office Good Spring. His "cannot read" column is unchecked.

      In the 1870 census he is 22, living in Bensalem, Moore County, North Carolina with wife Lydia, 21, son Henry, 3, daughter Margaret, 5 months, and Elizabeth Pool, age 70. His "cannot read" and "cannot write" columns are unchecked.

      In the 1880 census he is 33, living in Shuffield, Moore County, North Carolina with wife Lydia M, 34, daughter Margret, 10, son Henry F., 9, daughter Nancy C., 7, son John C, 4, and daughter Mary A., 1. His "cannot read" and "cannot write" columns are checked.

      In the 1900 census he is 53, living with wife Lydie M., 54, and son Ezkil R., 11, all in Township 4, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory. The word "yes" appears in his "can read" and "can write" columns.

      He last appears in census records in 1910, 63 years old (mistranscribed on ancestry.com as "69"), living with wife Lydia M., 64 and granddaughter Bonnie (born in Oklahoma), 12, in Burnett, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. The word "no" appears in his "can read" and "can write" columns.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2228] 1850 United States Federal census, on ancestry.com.

    2. [S2229] 1860 United States Federal census, on ancestry.com.

    3. [S2244] 1880 United States Federal census, on ancestry.com.

    4. [S2232] 1900 United States Federal census, on ancestry.com.

    5. [S5830] Find a Grave page for Ezekiel Rufus Britt (1881-1952)., state only.

    6. [S4652] Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982, on ancestry.com., state only, misnamed on his daughter Margaret's death certificate as "Ezra Britt".

    7. [S4021] 1910 United States Federal census, on ancestry.com.

    8. [S2231] 1870 United States Federal census, on ancestry.com.