Pleasant Henry Brittain & Sarah Ann Neal

4th generation

Pleasant Henry Brittain 1832 – 1902 his parents
& 1854 Sarah Ann Neal 1833 – 1895
of Rutherford Co TN and Van Buren Co Arkansas

This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!
the following information supplied by
Janet Briton is posted here at her request.

Pleasant Henry Brittain 23 Aug 1832 TN – 31 Aug 1902 AR
Co. F, 31 Arkansas Infantry, Confederate, Captain
married 14 Mar 1854 Sarah Ann Neal 20 Dec 1833 TN – 1 Mar 1895 AR
daughter of Ralph Neal and Sally Hartman
Burial: Colony Cemetery near Morganton, Van Buren Co., Ark

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Colony Christian Church 1952 building

“Mrs. Sarah A. Brittain ( nee Neal) was born in Rutherford County Tennessee, December 20, 1833, and died near Morganton, Van Buren County, Arkansas, at 7:30 O’clock on the evening of March 1, 1895.
Was married to P. H. Brittain March 14, 1854.
Came to Arkansas with her husband in 1859 and returned to Tennessee in 1870 on account of her health.
Again came to Arkansas in 1885 where she has since lived. . .
in 1854 and joined the Christian Church. She was mother of nine children six of whom still live. . .
For the last few years she has been almost an invalid; she having that dreaded disease, catarrh of the lungs. For the last few weeks she was almost helpless. . .
She leaves an aged husband, one daughter, five Sons.”

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Pleasant Henry Brittain and Sarah his wife and daughter Susan Brittain

Children of Pleasant Henry Brittain and Sarah Ann Neal:
1.
John Henry Brittain 1855 TN – 20 June 1914
married 1898 Mary Alice Corbett 25 July 1870 NH – 31 May 1946 OH
daughter of William Corbett and Mary Murphy

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John Henry Brittain and Mary Alice Corbett

a. Arthur Edward Briton 3 April 1899 Dayton OH – 7 Dec 1968 MI

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Wedding portrait of Georgina and Arthur Briton 1924

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Georgina and Arthur Briton

married 1 May 1924 Georgina Buchan 27 Sept 1905 Scotland – 28 July 1992 MI
born in Inverallochy, Rathan, Scotland – died Southfield, Oakland Co, Michigan

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Arthur and son Arthur

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Fishing Trip

1. Arthur [Bud] Edward Briton 1928 –
married 1950 Betty Ann McCandless 1928 –

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1950 Bud and Betty Briton

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2002 at Warren’s wedding

a. Thomas Briton 1950 –
b. William Edward Briton 1951 –
c. Gary Arthur Briton 1953 –
married 1975 Janet Gay Williams

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Gary and Janet at their son’s wedding

i. Warren Edward Briton 1977
married 18 May 2002 Julie Ann Sara
1. Alexander Arthur Briton 27 July 2007 –

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Julie Anna and Warren Edward Briton

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Alex — Christmas 08

d. Gayle Denise Briton 1954 –

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Gayle and her Granddad Arthur

married Keith Raymond Rollins
i. Megan Elizabeth Rollins
ii. Laura May Rollins
2. Mary Georgina Brittain 1925 –
married 1945 Jack Daniel Lawson 1922 – 1998
a. Jay Daniel Lawson
b. Janet Georgina Lawson
b. John Henry Brittain 1903 Montral, Canada – buried Ohio
c.
William Laurance Brittain 1908 Ohio –
d. Thomas Francis Brittain 18 Aug 1909 OH – 1910 OH

2. William Peyton Brittain 13 May 1856 TN – 25 Mar 1940 AR

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married 1880 Mary Alice McAbee 29 Dec 1861 GA – 29 Mar 1940 AR

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a. Andrew Jackson Brittain
b. Lilia P Brittain July 1882 AR –
married 1902 James A Boone
c. Sallie N Brittain Sept 1884 AR –
married 1906 William Nelson
d. Ola A Brittain Nov 1889 AR –
married 1st W B Boone
married 1907 Thomas Lynn 2 Dec 1872 –
e. John H Brittain Nov 1892 AR – 1968 AR
married 1912 Vera Graddy 1893 – 1948 AR
f. Lillian Ione Brittain Apr 1897 AR –
married 1912 Joe Allison
g. William H Brittain 1901 AR –
h. Mary Myrtle Brittain 1903 AR –

3. Martha Brittain 1859 AR – 1859 AR age 6 months

4. Sallie Neal Brittain 6 Oct 1860 AR – 16 April 1885 TN
Burial: Smith, Brittain cemetery, Rock Spring, Smyrna, Rutherford county, Tennessee

5. Pleasant Ralph Brittain 9 Oct 1862 AR – 2 Mar 1902 AR

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married Cynthia Victoria died OK
a. Roy Brittain
b. May Brittain
c. Victoria Brittain
d. James Ralph Brittain 7 Jan 1892 AR – 23 May 1979 AR

6. Susan Morton Brittain 12 Oct 1866 AR – 27 July 1952 CA
married 1887 Robert Francis Lesley 15 May 1856 – 26 Aug 1945 AR

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a. Vera Ethyl Lesley Aug 1888 –
married 1925 Eber Louis Dawson
b. Eva Lillian Lesley 1892 –
c. Cecil Brittain Lesley 11 July 1897 – 30 Apr 1942
married
Bertha May Parish Lesley 1 Oct 1899 – 25 Dec 1981
1. Betty Lois Lesley 6 May 1933 – 21 Oct 1998

7. Dr. Andrew Jackson Brittain 4 Aug 1869 AR – 16 Jan 1941 AR

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Dr A J Brittain 1936

married 1902 Nannie Linn 1879 – 1931
Retired Physician Succumbs at Conway. Dr. Andrew Jackson Brittain Conway, AR, Jan. 16, 1941
Dr. Andrew Jackson Brittain, 71, retired physician, died at his home today. He removed from Tennessee to Quitman at the age of 16. He attended Quitman and Clinton academies and taught for several years in rural schools of Cleburne and Van Buren counties. He was graduated from the Medical Department of University of Tennessee at Memphis. He practiced in Van Buren County until 1918 when he removed to Conway. He retired soon thereafter to look after real estate holdings. He suffered a broken hip in a fall at his home August 7, 1940, and had been an invalid since. Dr. Brittain is survived by a son, Dr. W.L.Brittain of Conway; two daughters, Dr Ruth Brittain of Conway and Mrs. C.W. Owen of Long Beach, Cal.; a brother Dr. J. ( James ) E. ( Edward ) Brittain of Searcy, and a sister, Mrs. R. ( Robert) F. ( Frances ) Lesley of Morganton, Mrs. Owen is flying in from Long Beach.”

. . grandfather of Nancy
a. Dr. Wallace Linn Brittain 23 June 1904 – 4 Sept 1945 AR

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Linn Brittain

married 1936 Mary Rebecca McCollum 10 Sept 1911 – 1 July 1984
1. Nancy Sue Brittain 1941 –
2. Linda Kay Brittain 1943 –

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Dr W L Brittain family 1944

b. Madge Brittain 1909 –
married C W Owens
c. Dr. Ruth Brittain 1911 – died Crystal City, TX
medical doctor
married Dr. B E [Jack] Pickett

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Jack Pickett

8. Dr. James Edward Brittain 8 Oct 1872 TN – 13 Dec 1945 AR

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Dr. James Edward Brittain

married Susan Elizabeth Parks 17 June 1880 – 14 April 1911

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a .Cecil Bernice Brittain 1905 AR –

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Bernice

b. Alma B Brittain 1910 –
married Edward L West

9 . Burchett Elizabeth Brittain 8 Jan 1875 TN – 21 July 1875 TN age 6 months

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