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Family of Laura Frances SCOTT (139) & James Neely BRITT

318. Joseph Walter BRITT. Born in 1875 in Parkers Crossroads, Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 65, Joseph Walter died in Parkers Crossroads, Henderson County, Tennessee in Mar 1940. Buried in Mar 1940 in McKenzie, Carroll County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Joe".

Obituary: Funeral services for Joe W. Britt, 65, who died Friday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. L.J. Leslie, near here were conducted by Elder W.L. Denton at the Church of Christ at Clarksburg with interment in McKenzie. Mr. Britt was born and reared near Parker's Crossroads, but for several years had made his home in McKenzie. He had married twice--the first time to Miss Callie Swearington. To this union was born one child. After the death of his wife, he was married to Miss Kate Ridley of McKenzie. Besides his wife he is survived by a son Hogan Britt of Aurora, Illinois, and two sisters, Mrs. S.J. Leslie of Wildersville, and Mrs. Ollie Ballard of Bruceton. His father, James Britt, and mother, Mrs. Laura Scott Britt, died some years ago.

Joseph Walter first married Callie SWEARINGTON.

They had one child:
i. David Hogan. Resided in Aurora, Illinois in 1940.


Joseph Walter second married Kate RIDLEY.

319. Mary Ulena BRITT. Born in 1880 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 34, Mary Ulena died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 3 Apr 1914. Buried in Apr 1914 in Beech River Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Eula" or "Ruby".

Obituary: Took Own Life: Estimable Woman Ends Life of Suffering by Self Destruction but Leaves no Explanation: On last Friday at her home about four miles north of Lexington, Mrs. Ruby Gibson, aged 34 years, wife of Jim Gibson, took her own life by shooting herself in the breast near the shoulder with a revolver. Mrs. Gibson, having no children, was at home alone except for the presence of a colored woman, who lived with the family. Mr. Gibson was in the field at work not far distant. At 9 o'clock, or a little earlier Friday morning, Mrs. Gibson told the colored woman named Ellis to go into the kitchen or another part of the house, which she did and not long thereafter the fatal shot was heard by the Ellis woman, who gave the alarm, which soon brought Mr. Gibson to the house. Medical attention was procured, but in spite of all that could be done, Mrs. Gibson died at noon or a little before without explanation of the rash act, more than was already known in the fact that she had long been an invalid, her malady necessitating a surgical operation by a Nashville specialist and the probable early necessity for another similar operation. Mrs. Gibson was a daughter of James N. Britt and the bereaved husband is a son of Henry Gibson, thus representing on both sides the best element of our county people. The long illness of Mrs. Gibson and the faithfulness and uncomplaining performance of every duty by her husband have been the subject of remark among all who knew them. Her remains were interred at Beech River Saturday at 2 o'clock p.m., Elder J.O. Brown officiating, the deceased having been a member of the Christian Church. The Progress sympathizes with the bereaved ones and would have them know that we appreciate the unavoidable circumstances which led to the rash act which cost the life on the one that had their fullest love. We have long believed and have found solace in the belief that no fully sane person has the disposition to take his or her own life.

On 24 Dec 1899 when Mary Ulena was 19, she married James E. GIBSON, son of James Henry GIBSON (1853-1927) & Rachel WOODS (1851-1937), in Henderson County, Tennessee. Born on 31 Jul 1879 in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 53, James E. died in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee on 23 Jul 1933. Buried in 1933 in Beech River Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 5, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1930. Alias/AKA: "Jim".

They had the following children:
i. Infant. Born on 26 Sep 1900. Infant died on 26 Sep 1900. Buried in 1900 in Beech River Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

ii. Infant. Infant died on 24 Mar 1902. Buried in 1902 in Beech River Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.


320. Elizabeth BRITT. Born on 21 Feb 1882 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 80, Elizabeth died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 5 Jul 1962. Buried in 1962 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Lizzie".

Elizabeth married Lewis Jackson LESLIE, son of Stephen George LESLIE (1854-1926) & Mallisie Ellen PENDERGRASS (1856-1932). Born on 12 Apr 1882 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 78, Lewis Jackson died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 18 Aug 1960. Buried in 1960 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1932.

They had the following children:
663 i. Mary Louise (1904-1995)
664 ii. James Steven (1905-1993)
665 iii. Ruth Mayrene (1910-1988)
666 iv. Joe Lewis (1917-2004)
667 v. Willis Harold (1919-1955)

321. Ollie Sue BRITT. Born on 27 Mar 1885 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 83, Ollie Sue died in 1969. Buried in 1969 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Bruceton, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1940. Alias/AKA: "Allie".

On 27 Oct 1904 when Ollie Sue was 19, she married Seba Edward BALLARD, son of Willie Brown BALLARD & Anna B. ADAMS (1858-1916), in Henderson County, Tennessee. Born on 10 Feb 1884 in 7th District, Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 38, Seba Edward died in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee on 30 Apr 1922. Buried in 1922 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Obituary: In Memory: Seba E. Ballard, son of the late W.B. and Mrs. Annie Ballard, was born in the old 7th district of Henderson County, February 10, 1884, and at the hour of 2:15 Sunday morning, April 30, 1922, met a tragic death at his post of duty as engineer on a switch engine of the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway, in the city of Memphis. October 17, 1904, Mr. Ballard was most happily married to Miss Ollie Sue, daughter of the late James Britt. To this union four children were born and survive, Moran, Mary Sue, James and Annie Laurie, ranging in age from 5 to 16 years. The outpouring of the people of Lexington and adjacent country that met the remains at the station on Sunday afternoon at about 4 o'clock, gave unmistakable evidence of the esteem in which Seba Ballard was held among the people who had known him. The funeral was held at the home on Maple Street on Monday morning, Elders Brodie Hardeman, Henderson, and J.O. Brown and Rev. Fleetwood Ball officiating. Interment was in the Lexington Cemetery with the following friends of the deceased as pallbearers: Joe Rockholt, Carl Edwards, Bud Threadgill, Willis Jones, George Teer, Jack Fielder, John Wadley and Bob Peoples.

They had the following children:
i. Vander Moran. Born on 22 Sep 1905. At the age of 71, Vander Moran died on 22 Dec 1976. Buried in 1976 in Prospect Cemetery, Bruceton, Carroll County, Tennessee.

On 4 Aug 1926 when Vander Moran was 20, he married Syble GRISSON.

No children produced from this marriage.

668 ii. Mary Sue (1906-)
669 iii. James Edward (1910-1970)
670 iv. Annie Laurie (1915-2004)

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