Joel Britt

1810–1893 (Age 83)
Robeson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Joel

Joel Britt was born in 1810, in Robeson, North Carolina, United States as the son of Benjamin Britt and Agnes. He married Sarah Sallie Brumble about 1835, in Robeson, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Britts Township, Robeson, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1893, in Robeson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Joel Britt
Sarah Sallie Brumble
Marriage: about 1835
Jacob Britt
John Phetta Britt
Margaret Britt
Polly Ann Britt
Emily Britt
Benjamin Britt
Joseph B. Britt
Nancy Janey Britt
Charity Britt
James Britt
Evander V. Britt
Elizabeth Britt
Joel Britt Jr.

Spouse and Children

about 1835
Robeson, North Carolina, United States


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Parents and Siblings



    Charity Britt


    Nancy Britt




    Jacob Britt


+9 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 20

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 22

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

1 English: ethnic name for a Celtic-speaking Briton or a Breton, from Middle English brit, bret, Old French bret ( see Brett ).2 German: from a vernacular form of the personal name Brixius ( see Brice ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Joel Britt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joel Britt, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joel Britt, "United States Census, 1880"

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