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John Brittain
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Birth: Jun. 29, 1779
Mount Bethel
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 7, 1857
Summit County
Ohio, USA

Married first to Margaret Albertson, who died in 1831. Married secondly to Sarah Gaynor Mettlin.


John's will was written 14 October 1855. He mentions the following:

wife Ganar Brittain
son Elem Brittain
son John T. Brittain
daughter Jane Learey
daughter Elizabeth Ellet
son Henry Brittain (deceased)
Theodore, George, Nancy, Ann, Caroline and Mary (children of son Henry deceased)
son Zeboath Brittain (deceased)
Alexander, Rebecca and Margaret (children of son Zeboath Brittian, deceased)
daugther Matilda Sumner, w/o George Sumner

from a contributor:

After John's father, Zeboeth Brittain died when John was eleven years of age, the court appointed Peter and Jacob White as his guardians. John married Margaret Albertson and had eight children. In 1832, a year after her death, John left Pennsylvania with his children and three sisters. They drove a three-horse team over the Allegheny Mountains. It took them 14 days to make the trek. In Ohio John bought 200 acres of land at a price of eleven dollars an acre. John married in 1834 (ed: 13 June 1933) to Sarah Gaynor Metlin. Their daughter, Catherine, died when she was two. In 1844 John turned his farm over to his son, John Thomas, with whom he lived until his death. The house was at 89 Brittain Road, the place where he died. Their first home in Ohio had been destroyed by fire.

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Apparently John was the son of Zeboath Brittain, whose burial is listed on this site, but location doubtful (cemetery did not exist a the time of his 1790 death). Zeboath wrote his will on 8 July 1790 and it was affirmed on the 10th of the same, so he probably died on the 9th. 
 
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 Spouses:
  Margaret Albertson Brittain (1786 - 1831)*
  Sarah Gaynor Metlin Brittain (1788 - 1853)*
 
 Children:
  Henry Brittain (1807 - 1847)*
  Alem Marr Brittain (1809 - 1889)*
  Zeboeth Brittain (1812 - 1853)*
  Elizabeth A. Brittain Elliott (1817 - 1875)*
  John Thomas Brittain (1823 - 1913)*
  Matilda Brittain Sumner (1826 - 1901)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
East Akron Cemetery
Akron
Summit County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Zella
Record added: May 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26782310
John Brittain
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John Brittain
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In remembrance
- Sally
 Added: Feb. 26, 2015
Gone but not forgotten
- Pam
 Added: Feb. 20, 2012
A remembrance for you...
- Zella
 Added: Dec. 27, 2009
 
 
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