Mary W. Toot1,2,3

ID# 15990, (1804 - 1893)
FatherAdam Toot4,5,6 (5 Nov 1770 - 14 Apr 1839)
MotherSarah King5,6,7 (28 Feb 1780 - 11 Jan 1835)

Key Events:

Birth: 16 Mar 1804, Virginia8,9,10
Marriage: 10 Feb 1823, Halifax Co., Virginia, Isham H. Britton (about 1798 - before 1852)11,12
Death: 4 Jun 1893, Halifax Co., Virginia13
Burial: Britton Family Cemetery, Halifax Co., Virginia14
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Dutt/Toot Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Mary W. Toot was born on 16 Mar 1804 in Virginia.8,9,10
     Mary married Isham H. Britton on 10 Feb 1823 in Halifax Co., Virginia.11,12
     She was probably the female age 20 to 30 listed in the household of her husband in the 1830 Federal Census of Halifax Co., Virginia.15
     Mary was named an heir in the will of Adam Toot, her father, dated 12 Nov 1835, to receive an equal share of her father's estate after gifts and support to her two youngest siblings and deducting $360 previously advanced to her.16
     She was probably the female age 30 to 40 listed in the household of her husband in the 1840 Federal Census of North District, Halifax Co., Virginia.17
     Mary received a distribution of $280 from her father's estate, paid to her husband.18
     Mary and Isham appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Halifax Co., Virginia, enumerated 8 Aug 1850, reporting real estate valued at $14,000. Their children William, Sarah, John, Andrew, Lucy, Mary, Peyton, Frances and Melcajah were listed as living with them, as was William Rice, age 55. There were 46 slaves listed as well.19,20
     Her husband died before 1852.21,22
     She was a farmer by 1860, apparently having taken on responsibility for the plantation after her husband's death.23,24
     Mary appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Halifax Co., Virginia, enumerated 29 Aug 1860, reporting real estate valued at $35,000 and personal estate of $11,951. Her children Lucy, Mary, Frances and Melcajah were listed as living with her, as was her newly married son Andrew and his wife Elizabeth G. [surname unknown]. She is listed as the owner of 13 slaves, and the employer of six slaves owned by daughter Lucy, five owned by Mary, two owned by Frances, two owned by Melcajah, and three owned by Andrew.25,26
     Mary appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Roanoke Twp., Halifax Co., Virginia, enumerated 13 Sep 1870, reporting real estate valued at $10,000 and personal estate of $800. Her children Lucy, Mary and Melcajah were listed as living with her.27
     Mary appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Roanoke District, Halifax Co., Virginia, enumerated 5 Jun 1880. Her children Lucy and Mary were listed as living with her, as was her married daughter Frances and her sons Frederick and William.28
     Mary died on 4 Jun 1893 in Halifax Co., Virginia, at age 89.13 She was buried in Britton Family Cemetery, Halifax Co., Virginia.14

Children:
     Children with Isham H. Britton:

  • William E. Britton29,30,31 (14 Dec 1823 - )
  • Adam G. Britton29 (11 Sep 1825 - 7 Oct 1827)
  • Sarah E. Britton30,32 (1829 - )
  • John Bacon Britton29,30 (26 Mar 1830 - )
  • Isham H. Britton29 (26 Mar 1832 - 11 Nov 1837)
  • Ann Maria Britton33 (1834 - bef 1840)
  • Andrew Jackson Britton29,30,34 (30 Jan 1836 - 1861)
  • Lucy C. Britton35,30,28 (abt 1838 - )
  • Mary C. Britton35,30,28 (abt 1842 - )
  • Peyton K. Britton35,30 (abt 1845 - )
  • Frances T. Britton36,35,28 (28 Jan 1847 - 28 Feb 1925)
  • Melcajah A. Britton35,30,37 (16 Mar 1849 - )

Citations

  1. [S1038] Owen Family Bible, shows name as Mary W. Toot.
  2. [S731] Halifax Co. Marriage Bond Register, bk. 1, pg 112, 10 Feb 1823, Isham H. Birtton and Mary W. Toot.
  3. [S1638] Isham H. Britton household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows name as Mary W. Britton.
  4. [S731] Halifax Co. Marriage Bond Register, bk. 1, pg 112, 10 Feb 1823, Isham H. Birtton and Mary W. Toot, shows Adam Toot, father, as the signer of certificate.
  5. [S1038] Owen Family Bible, lists her among the other children of Adam and Sarah.
  6. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:75, Adam Toot will, 24 Jun 1839, shows Mary Britton as his daughter.
  7. [S9371] Register of Deaths, Virginia, Halifax Co., 1893, no 4, Mary W. Britton, shows informant as her son M. A. Britton.
  8. [S1038] Owen Family Bible, shows date.
  9. [S1638] Isham H. Britton household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows age 43 and state.
  10. [S1628] Mary W. Britten household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows age 53 and state.
  11. [S731] Halifax Co. Marriage Bond Register, bk. 1, pg 112, 10 Feb 1823, Isham H. Birtton and Mary W. Toot, shows date.
  12. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:75, Adam Toot will, 24 Jun 1839, shows Mary Britton as his daughter and Isham Britton as his son-in-law.
  13. [S9371] Register of Deaths, Virginia, Halifax Co., 1893, no 4, Mary W. Britton.
  14. [S9556] Cemetery Census, online, cemetery no. 332, Britton Family Cemetery, Halifax Co., record for Britton, Mary W.
  15. [S9589] Istham Britton household, 1830 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  16. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:75-6, Adam Toot will, 24 Jun 1839.
  17. [S9590] Ishom H. Briton household, 1840 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  18. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 20:180-4, Adam Tool accounting, 23 Jan 1843.
  19. [S1638] Isham H. Britton household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  20. [S1632] Isham H. Britton, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, slave schedule.
  21. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 23:587-9, accounting of Wm E Britton, admr of Isham H. Britton decd, exor of Adam Toot, decd, 23 Aug 1852.
  22. [S1628] Mary W. Britten household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, does not show him, and she is shown as a farmer, with large amounts of land and personal property.
  23. [S1628] Mary W. Britten household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows occupation as farmer, with large holdings in real estate and personal property.
  24. [S1611] Mary W. Britton household, 1870 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows occupation as farmer, with large real estate holdings.
  25. [S1628] Mary W. Britten household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  26. [S1620] Mary W. Britton, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, slave schedule.
  27. [S1611] Mary W. Britton household, 1870 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  28. [S1602] Mary W. Briton household, 1880 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  29. [S1038] Owen Family Bible, lists him among the other grandchildren of Adam and Sarah Toot.
  30. [S1638] Isham H. Britton household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  31. [S9556] Cemetery Census, online, cemetery no. 332, Britton Family Cemetery, Halifax Co., record for Britton, William E., shows him as son of I.H. and M.W.T. Britton.
  32. [S9556] Cemetery Census, online, cemetery no. 332, Britton Family Cemetery, Halifax Co., record for Britton, Sarah E., shows her as daughter of I. H. & M. W. T. Britton.
  33. [S1038] Owen Family Bible, lists her among the other grandchildren of Adam and Sarah Toot.
  34. [S9556] Cemetery Census, online, cemetery no. 332, Britton Family Cemetery, Halifax Co., record for Britton, Andrew J., shows him as son of I.H. and M.W.T. Britton.
  35. [S971] Stanley, "Descendents of the Toot Family."
  36. [S1006] Halifax Co. Marriage Register, vol 3, pg 35, 12 Dec 1865, Charles H. Toot and Frances T. Britten.
  37. [S1628] Mary W. Britten household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows them apparently living as mother and child.