Mary W. Toot1,2,3

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

Key Events:

Birth: 16 Mar 1804, Virginia7,8,9
Marriage: 10 Feb 1823, Halifax Co., Virginia, Isham H. Britton (about 1798 - before 1852)10,11
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Dutt/Toot Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Mary W. Toot was born on 16 Mar 1804 in Virginia.7,8,9
     Mary married Isham H. Britton on 10 Feb 1823 in Halifax Co., Virginia.10,11
     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.12 She received a distibution of $280 from her father's estate, paid to her husband.13
     Mary and Isham H. Britton 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 and Melcajah were listed as living with them, as was William Rice, age 55. There were 46 slaves listed as well.14,15
     She was a farmer by 1860, apparently having taken on responsibility for the farm after her husband's death.16,17
     She appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Scottsburg, 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 Jackson and his wife Elizabeth G. [surname unknown]. She is listed as the owner of 13 slaves, and the employer of 6 slaves owned by daughter Lucy, 5 owned by Mary, 2 owned by Frances, 2 owned by Melcajah, and 3 owned by Andrew.18,19
     Mary appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Halifax Courthouse, 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.20
     She 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 T. Britton, and her sons, Frederick E. Toot and William A. Toot.21

Children:
     Children with Isham H. Britton:

  • William E. Britton22,23 (14 Dec 1823 - )
  • Adam G. Britton22 (11 Sep 1825 - 7 Oct 1827)
  • Sarah E. Britton24,23 (1829 - )
  • John Bacon Britton22,23 (26 Mar 1830 - )
  • Isham H. Britton22 (26 Mar 1832 - 11 Nov 1837)
  • Ann Marcia Britton25 (1834 - )
  • Andrew Jackson Britton22,23,26 (30 Jan 1836 - )
  • Lucy C. Britton24,23,21 (abt 1838 - )
  • Mary C. Britton24,23,21 (abt 1842 - )
  • Peyton K. Britton24,23 (abt 1845 - )
  • Frances T. Britton27,24,21 (Jan 1847 - )
  • Melcajah A. Britton24,23,26 (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. [S1038] Owen Family Bible, shows date.
  8. [S1638] Isham H. Britton household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows age 43 and state.
  9. [S1628] Mary W. Britten household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows age 53 and state.
  10. [S731] Halifax Co. Marriage Bond Register, bk. 1, pg 112, 10 Feb 1823, Isham H. Birtton and Mary W. Toot, shows date.
  11. [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.
  12. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:75-6, Adam Toot will, 24 Jun 1839.
  13. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 20:180-4, Adam Tool accounting, 23 Jan 1843.
  14. [S1638] Isham H. Britton household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  15. [S1632] Isham H. Britton, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, slave schedule.
  16. [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.
  17. [S1611] Mary W. Britton household, 1870 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows occupation as farmer, with large real estate holdings.
  18. [S1628] Mary W. Britten household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  19. [S1620] Mary W. Britton, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, slave schedule.
  20. [S1611] Mary W. Britton household, 1870 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  21. [S1602] Mary W. Briton household, 1880 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  22. [S1038] Owen Family Bible, lists him among the other grandchildren of Adam and Sarah Toot.
  23. [S1638] Isham H. Britton household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  24. [S971] Stanley, "Descendents of the Toot Family."
  25. [S1038] Owen Family Bible, lists her among the other grandchildren of Adam and Sarah Toot.
  26. [S1628] Mary W. Britten household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows them apparently living as mother and child.
  27. [S1006] Halifax Co. Marriage Register, vol 3, pg 35, 12 Dec 1865, Charles H. Toot and Frances T. Britten.