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Gen Benjamin Stringfield Brittain
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Birth: 1793
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 19, 1864
Cherokee County
North Carolina, USA

Benjamin Stringfield Brittain was born about 1793 in Buncombe county, North Carolina to James Brittain, Sr. and Delilah Stringfield. He married Celia Vance on 20 May 1817. She was the daughter of Col. David Vance and his wife, Priscilla Brank of Buncombe County.

Benjamin Stringfield and Celia (Vance) Brittain were the parents of Ann Catherine, Priscilla A., Benjamin Franklin, Marcus Lafayette, Celia D., Julius Wilson, Weldon E., and William Thomas.

Benjamin S. Brittain was sheriff of Buncombe County from 1817-1822. He removed his family to Haywood County in 1823 and purchased some land on Pigeon River from his brother-in-law - Ellis Edwards.

Mr. Brittain served in the House of Commons from 1827-1829, and the Senate from 1832-1835. He also served in the Mexican-American War with the title of General. He died 19 August 1864 in Cherokee County, North Carolina.

Family links: 
  Celia Vance Brittain (1795 - 1879)
  Ann Catherine Brittain Mauney (1819 - 1905)*
  Priscilla Amanda Brittain Bean (1821 - ____)*
  Phillip Vance Brittain (1823 - 1885)*
  Benjamin Franklin Brittain (1825 - 1847)*
  Marcus Lafayette Brittain (1827 - 1904)*
  Julius Wilson Brittain (1829 - 1899)*
  Celia Delilah Brittain (1835 - 1865)*
  Weldon E. Brittain (1837 - 1864)*
  William Thomas Brittain (1838 - 1850)*
*Calculated relationship
Harshaw Chapel Cemetery
Cherokee County
North Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Pam
Originally Created by: Chuck Garland
Record added: Jul 24, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5635652
Gen Benjamin Stringfield Brittain
Added by: Chuck Garland
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 Added: Nov. 16, 2014
someone is thinking of you
- Roisin Dubh
 Added: Oct. 13, 2014
From your GGGG-Grand Niece through Ellis Edwards.
- Lynda Ellis Gibbs
 Added: Feb. 19, 2014
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