Elijah Nathan Brittain

1758–about 1816 (Age 58)
Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life of Elijah Nathan

When Elijah Nathan Brittain was born in 1758, in Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, Nathan Brittain Sr., was 26 and his mother, Anna Thomas, was 21. He married Jane Anne Evans in 1780, in Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He registered for military service in 1776. He died about 1816, in Chillicothe, Ross, Ohio, United States, at the age of 58.

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Elijah Nathan Brittain
Jane Anne Evans
Marriage: 1780
Ann Brittain
Eleanor Brittian
Nathan Arthur Brittian
Sarah Eleanor Brittian
Evans Elijah Brittian
John Brittin
Jane Brittin

Spouse and Children

Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States


    Ann Brittain



    Eleanor Brittian


    Sarah Eleanor Brittian



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+3 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 18

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 18

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

Age 31

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

English: ethnic name for a Celtic-speaking Briton or Breton ( see Brett ). In more recent times, this surname was adopted by immigrants to Britain as a token of their new patriotism.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elijah Brittain, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • Bucks Orphans Court - 9 Mar 1789 petition of heirs of Nathan Britten late of Hilltown: Anna relict, children: Elijah Britten, John Britten, Nathan Britten, Joseph Thomas, Josiah Lunn, Elizabeth Britten, & Anna Britten. "PA Probate Records, 1683-1994"
  • "Elijah Brittain married Jane Evans, by whom he had two sons, Evan and John. About the year 1790, he with his family removed to the West, and there he died." p.33 The Thomas Family of Hilltown, Bucks County, Penn'a. by Edward Mathews, 1884.

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