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Judge John C. Brittain

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Judge John C. Brittain

  • Birth 6 Aug 1826 North Carolina, USA
  • Death 17 Mar 1917 Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia, USA
  • Plot Block 1, Lot 1, Grave 9
  • Memorial ID 68493136

The Atlanta Constitution, 19 March 1917

MORTUARY.
Judge J. C. Brittain.

Gainesville, Ga - Judge J. C. Brittain, aged 90 years, and one of Georgia's pioneer citizens, died this morning at 3 o'clock at the home of his step daughter-in-law, Mrs. Judge J. B. Gaston. Judge Brittain before the Civil War was sheriff of Lumpkin County and in 1861 he joined Phillip's Legion - Georgia Infantry Battalion. After the war he was appointed United States commissioner and served in that capacity for a number of years. The funeral will occur at the residence of Mrs. Gaston this afternoon at 5 o'clock and the remains will be interred in Alta Vista cemetery.

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John C. Brittain, son of William Henry Brittain and the former Sarah "Sallie" Saunders of Guilford County, North Carolina.

Judge John C. Brittain was married to Martha Ann Kennedy Gaston, widow of John Emory Gaston, on the 22nd of October 1857. They had one daughter, Mary Elizabeth "Mamie" Brittain Harbison (1867-1955). Martha Gaston had a seven year old son, James Bostick Gaston, that John Brittain did not adopt but regarded as his son; and Jim consider Judge Brittain his father.

In 1865, John C. Brittain was appointed a Superior Court Judge of the 9th District which include Lumpkin County; serving in this position until 1887. He later served as postmaster in Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, Georgia from May 17, 1897 to April 12, 1901.


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Brittain, John C. -- Enlisted as a private in Company A, Phillips' Legion Georgia Cavalry, September 25, 1861. Transferred to Company L, 38th Regiment Georgia Infantry, April 30, 1863. Roll dated August 31, 1863, shows him sick in camp. No later record. Pension records show he was wounded near Richmond, Virginia and furloughed home September 1863. Elected Sheriff while on furlough. (Died at Gainesville, Georgia in 1917.)




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  • Originally Created by: William Roha
  • Added: 17 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68493136
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Judge John C. Brittain (6 Aug 1826–17 Mar 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68493136, citing Alta Vista Cemetery, Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by GMG (contributor 47391530) .