Isham H. Britton1,2,3

ID# 15991, (abt 1798 - bef 1852)

Key Events:

Birth: about 1798, Virginia4
Marriage: 10 Feb 1823, Halifax Co., Virginia, Mary W. Toot (16 Mar 1804 - 4 Jun 1893)5,6
Death: before 18527,8
Burial: Britton Family Cemetery, Halifax Co., Virginia9
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Isham H. Britton was born about 1798 in Virginia.4
     Isham appeared on the 1820 Federal Census of Meadsville, Halifax Co., Virginia, with a household consisting of one male age 26 to 45 (himself), and two over age 45 (unknown), one female over age 45 (unknown). There were also 13 male and 8 female slaves, and one free colored man over age 45, listed in the household.10
     Isham married Mary W. Toot, daughter of Adam Toot and Sarah King, on 10 Feb 1823 in Halifax Co., Virginia.5,6
     He was a the owner and operator of a large plantation.11,12,3
     Isham appeared on the 1830 Federal Census of Halifax Co., Virginia, with a household consisting of two males under age 5 (sons John and William), one age 15 to 20 (unknown), and one age 20 to 30 (unkown), and one age 30 to 40 (himself]), one female under age 5 (daughter Sarah), and one age 20 to 30 (wife Mary). There were also 3 male slaves and 9 females.13
     Isham was named an executor in the will of Adam Toot, his wife's father, dated 12 Nov 1835.14 He had the will of his father-in-law proved 24 Jun 1839 in Halifax Co. court, and posted a bond of $20,000 as executor.15 On 5 Nov 1839 Isham purchased farm tools, a sorrel mare, furniture including two beds, and dishes totaling $160 at the sale of his wife's father's estate.16
     Isham appeared on the 1840 Federal Census of North District, Halifax Co., Virginia, with a household consisting of two males under age 5 (son Andrew and another), one age 10 to 15 (John), one age 15 to 20 (William), and one age 40 to 50 (himself]), one female under age 5 (daughter Lucy), one age 10 to 15 (Sarah), and one age 30 to 40 (wife Mary). There were also 11 male and 21 female slaves.17
     Isham filed an accounting of the estate of Adam Toot as his executor 24 Oct 1842.18
     Isham and Mary 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.3,19
     Isham died before 1852.7,8 He was buried in Britton Family Cemetery, Halifax Co., Virginia.9

Children:
     Children with Mary W. Toot:

  • William E. Britton20,21,22 (14 Dec 1823 - )
  • Adam G. Britton20 (11 Sep 1825 - 7 Oct 1827)
  • Sarah E. Britton21,23 (1829 - )
  • John Bacon Britton20,21 (26 Mar 1830 - )
  • Isham H. Britton20 (26 Mar 1832 - 11 Nov 1837)
  • Ann Maria Britton24 (1834 - bef 1840)
  • Andrew Jackson Britton20,21,25 (30 Jan 1836 - 1861)
  • Lucy C. Britton26,21 (abt 1838 - )
  • Mary C. Britton26,21 (abt 1842 - )
  • Peyton K. Britton26,21 (abt 1845 - )
  • Frances T. Britton27,26,21 (28 Jan 1847 - 28 Feb 1925)
  • Melcajah A. Britton26,21 (16 Mar 1849 - )

Citations

  1. [S731] Halifax Co. Marriage Bond Register, bk. 1, pg 112, 10 Feb 1823, Isham H. Birtton and Mary W. Toot.
  2. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:75-6, Adam Toot will, 24 Jun 1839, shows Isham Britton as his son-in-law.
  3. [S1638] Isham H. Britton household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  4. [S1638] Isham H. Britton household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows age 52 and state.
  5. [S731] Halifax Co. Marriage Bond Register, bk. 1, pg 112, 10 Feb 1823, Isham H. Birtton and Mary W. Toot, shows date.
  6. [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.
  7. [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.
  8. [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.
  9. [S9556] Cemetery Census, online, cemetery no. 332, Britton Family Cemetery, Halifax Co., record for Britton, Isham H.
  10. [S9588] Isham Button household, 1820 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  11. [S9588] Isham Button household, 1820 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows 8 persons engaged in agriculture and 4 in manufactures.
  12. [S9590] Ishom H. Briton household, 1840 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows 25 persons employed in agricuture.
  13. [S9589] Istham Britton household, 1830 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  14. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:75-6, Adam Toot will, 24 Jun 1839.
  15. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:76-7, Adam Toot probate, 24 Jun 1839.
  16. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:414-423, Adam Tool sale, 25 Jan 1840.
  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. [S1632] Isham H. Britton, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, slave schedule.
  20. [S1038] Owen Family Bible, lists him among the other grandchildren of Adam and Sarah Toot.
  21. [S1638] Isham H. Britton household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  22. [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.
  23. [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.
  24. [S1038] Owen Family Bible, lists her among the other grandchildren of Adam and Sarah Toot.
  25. [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.
  26. [S971] Stanley, "Descendents of the Toot Family."
  27. [S1006] Halifax Co. Marriage Register, vol 3, pg 35, 12 Dec 1865, Charles H. Toot and Frances T. Britten.