Patsy Britt

25 July 1785–before 1840 (Age 54)
Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States

The Life of Patsy

When Patsy Britt was born on 25 July 1785, in Amherst, Amherst, Virginia, United States, her father, William Britt, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth, was 30. She married William H. Henning on 18 December 1805, in Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died before 1840, at the age of 53.

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William H. Henning
Patsy Britt
Marriage: 18 December 1805
Nathan " Nat" Henning
O. S. Henning
Mary Ann Henning
Elizabeth Jane Taylor Henning

Spouse and Children

18 December 1805
Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1788 · Becomes the 10th state

Age 3

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 15

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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)

  • Patsy Britt, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Patsy Britt, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Patsy in entry for Nathan Hanna, "West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932"

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