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Britton, Allen T.

ALLEN T. BRITTON (deceased) was born in Greene County, Va., January 15, 1823, third child of William and Nancy (Baremore) Britton, natives of Greene County, Va., and of German descent; they reared a family of thirteen children. Our subject received a common school education and early in life began to work at the carpenter’s and joiner’s trade, at which he continued until he earned the money to make a payment on a farm, when he turned his attention to agricultural pursuits and eventually became one of the substantial as well as practical farmers of Randolph Township and also became quite an extensive stock grower. He was but two years of age when his parents moved to this county and located in South Shenango Township, where his early life was employed in assisting on the home farm, and in attending the common schools of the neighborhood. Our subject was united in marriage September 30, 1847, with Miss Hannah Mullen, who was born in South Shenango Township, this county, March 18, 1830, daughter of William and Matilda (Driggs) Mullen, natives of Pennsylvania and New York respectively, and early settlers of South Shenango Township, this county. They were parents of twelve children, of whom Mrs. Britton is the fifth. To this union following children were born, viz.: William A. (deceased), married to Angeline Davison (they had two children: William B. and Emma E.); Charles P., married to Emma E. Banister (have four children: Alice F., Earnest D., Harry and Charles); Orlando H., married to Rilla Pierce (have two children: Myrtia B. and Nellie A.); John A., married to Helen Hall (have three children: James R., Allen H., and Lee M.); Luther E., married to Elatha Oaks (have two children: Clinton W. and Lela E.); Nancy M., married to Jonathan Oaks (have one child, Lina E.); Ianthia,E., married to Duane Terrell (have one child, Benton C.); George W.; James E.; Jane A.; Earnest G.; Estella P. ; Mary E.; Fred E. and Henry W. Mr. Britton moved with his family to Randolph Township, this county, in 1859, and his farm soon became one of the best regulated in the country. He enlisted in Company A., Two Hundred and Eleventh Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and during service contracted a disease which eventually ended his career, March 19, 1875, and his loss fell heavily upon the neighborhood as well as his family. Since the death of her husband the farm has been successfully carried on by Mrs. Britton with the assistance of her children. In this volume will be found a portrait of A.T. Britton, deceased.


 

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