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The Christian Family with Britt

Thomas Christian

Ida Jane Christian
daughter of David and "Teck" (Owen) Christian
Picture taken about 1907.

Page created 5 Jul 1997; picture added 18 Feb 2000; revised 1 July 2003; links updated 12 November 2006.

The credit for the following information goes to the Family History Center in Magnolia, AR. The wonderful volunteers and other researchers helped me find this missing link. Many thanks to other Christian researchers, especially Liz Newland of Australia, Caroline Stafford Forbes and Agnes Branch Pearlman, former editor of the "Christian Family Chronicles", who have added to the original information.
Dirct line is indicated with bold lettering.
"+" indicates that there is more information on the family on this page.

NOTE: According to Ms. Pearlman, Thomas Christian is the presumed immigrant to VA and researchers are working hard to discover his ancestry. The information on William Christian from the Isle of Man, his two wives and their children has been removed since it has been proven that they are not "our" Thomas's ancestors. See article below. More research is needed and any source material would be much appreciated!

Elusive Connections: The Immigrant Ancestors
Christian Family Chronicles, July 1983, p. 848-853
By Agnes Branch Pearlman, Editor
For Christian descendants with roots in the colonial south, Virginia was the most likely place of first settlement. The earliest immigrant most often mentioned in southern genealogical literature is Thomas Christian, granted land in Charles City County, Virginia, in 1657.

Although there is record of earlier Virginia Christian immigrants that Thomas – Richard as early as 1642, William in 1652, possibly of Northumberland County, and Christopher or Christians in Norfolk County in 1656 – they are seldom if ever mentioned in genealogies as “the immigrant ancestor.” With the exception of Gilbert and Israel of Augusta County during the second quarter of the eighteenth century, the other proven and probable immigrants of the era are best known for being left out of “the immigrant ancestor” category than for mention of their status or lineage – notably Oliver Christian, who left will in Lancaster County in 1702, and Michael Christian, who wrote his will in Northampton County in 1725 leaving male issue.

How these Christians were related to the more prominently mentioned Mr. Thomas Christian remains to be established; but it is likely that all came from the British Isles, with possible earlier connections on the Isle of Man.

As editor of Christian Family Chronicles, I have been frequently questioned about the identity of the immigrant ancestor of the Charles City, Henrico, Goochland, and New Kent line. “Was he Thomas Christian, as James Christian Lamb believed when writing for the William and Mary Quarterly shortly before his series of articles was reprinted in Americans of Gentle Birth in 1909?” or was he William Christian, as A. W. Moore suggest in his Manx Worthies in 1901?” “What is the evidence to support the various claims regarding the immigrant’s identity?” “Does anyone have proof of his forebears?”

Analysis of the articles of Lamb and Moore as well as of later writers who usually accepted the authority of one or the other should do much to answer the questions of readers. Furthermore, knowing the basis of the historians’ conclusions will aid future researchers in evaluating the secondary or tertiary sources they may encounter and about which I am frequently asked.

Following is the beginning paragraph of Lamb’s article, which has numbers assigned to each individual:

The Virginia progenitor of the family is 1, Thomas CHRISTIAN. As “Mr. Thomas Christian” he patented, Oct. 21, 1687, 1080 acres in Charles City county. While the family did not assume in the eighteenth century the important position it has enjoyed in the nineteenth, the term “Mr.” accorded to the immigrant, is indicative of social standing. In 1694 “Thomas Christian, Sen.,” got a patent for 193 acres south of Chickahominy Swamp. The “Sen.” Here shows that there was another Thomas Christian, who was probably a son of the elder Thomas and already of age…

From the foregoing, it is apparent that Lamb used land records to infer that Thomas Christian was the immigrant and used a qualifier when stating that the younger Thomas was “probably” a son; however, the genealogy as given is based on that assumption and on family tradition. Lamb seems to dismiss any doubts that another was the progenitor of the line he presents:

It seems to be beyond questions that “Mr. Thomas Christian” was the progenitor of the Virginia family. Independently of the records, tradition has affirmed for more than a century that “all the Christians trace back to Mr. Thomas Christian, who owned all the land on both sides of the Chickahominy river from Windsor shades to Squirrel Park.”

Perhaps it is the above statement, more than anything else, that is responsible for the convictions that “all” the Christians trace back to Thomas. Of course, it is the families along the Chickahominy and their descendants to who the author alludes.

Lamb later turns his attention to the subject of the immigrant’s ancestry:

It has always been firmly believed in the Virginia family of Christians that they are descended from the family of that name in the Isle of Man, who, as is well known, were for centuries the Dempsters or Judges of that Island….. Perhaps this belief, until a few years ago, had no more substantial basis than tradition, but it seems to have the support of evidence at least a little more satisfactory – especially to those who, very naturally, are not unwilling to be convinced.

In this Lamb was referring to the announcement that a silver spoon engraved with the Christian Coat of Arms Crest had been discovered during remodeling of the Christian home at Cherry Bottom, then in the possessions of Thomas Llewellyn and Louisa (Christian) Christian. Clearly, his tone implies reservation. Today, the knowledgeable skeptic might be quick to point out that the arms were not granted until long after Thomas Christian reached America. So how and when did the spoon find its way into the rat’s next of the attic?

I believe much confusion about Christian immigrants to Virginia would have been avoided in subsequent works were it not for the following misleading information published in 1901 in Manx Worthies regarding Man’s emigrants:

The next Manx emigrants we hear of left the island in 1655, their destination being Virginia. They consisted of two brothers, WILLIAM and JONATHAN CHRISTIAN, from the parish of Maughold, and a family named COTTIER from the parish of Lazayre. One result of their emigrating together was that the brothers Christian married two of the Cottier girls. WILLIAM received a grant of land from the Crown, which is still in the possession of descendants.

Comparison of known connections and conditions with the above quotation points to a number of errors in this brief passage. One of the earliest corrections came from Mrs. Rita Brown, born 1 Nov 1878, who relied on and added much to the genealogical work of her mother Violet, the fourth wife of the Reverend William Bell Christian of the Isle of Man. Mrs. Brown has been quoted as saying that the two brides’ surname was “Collier,” not “Cottier,” as Moore had stated. What Mrs. Browne failed to note is that the Christian brothers who married the Collier sisters were descendants of and several generations removed from the immigrant. William Christian of Cherry Bottom on the Chickahominy River was born about 1740 and died before 31 July 1808; he married as his first wife, Elizabeth Collier, and secondly, Sally Atkins. By Elizabeth he was the grandfather of Letitia (Christian) Tyler through son Robert. Coincidentally, Moore does identify this Robert Christian as a “descendant” of William, apparently not realizing that he was dealing with a son and father. The William Christian who first married Elizabeth Collier did, indeed, have a brother John who married Mildred Collier. Naturally, here again, John was of a later generation and died in 1801; and he was not an immigrant. Moore also errs when he states that William received the land grant when, in fact, Thomas received it.

What of the possibility of “a grain of truth” in the reference to someone named “Cottier,” a common Manx name? William “Illiam Dhone’ Christian, the Manx patriot and martyr, married Elizabeth Cottier in 1630. On Man her name is pronounced roughly “Cotcher” and sometimes appears in the records as “Cockshutt.” This William never came to the colonies although he was reputedly the ancestor of the Augusta County Christians.

Moore does not give his source for the information he published about the émigrés from Man, but internal evidence is some of his other articles about the Christians would intimate that some material came through Mrs. Browne’s mother, who was apparently also in contact with members of the Virginia family.

The chain of misinformation and mixing of the generations continues to the present. Verbatim reference will be made to only a few of the many more recent publications which make reference to “the immigrant ancestor” and his Manx heritage since so many readers have asked me specifically about them. Invariably, the source goes back to Mrs. Rita Browne’s qualified opinions or speculation – at times being misinterpreted or being repeated as fact.

For example, in Ruth Nelms Hooker’s article, “Christians of Virginia and Kentucky,” published in 1949 in the Register of Kentucky State Historical Society, is the following:

B. R. S. Megaw, B. A., F. S. A., Director & Librarian of the Manx Museum, Library and Art Gallery, Douglass, Isle of Man, considers Mrs. Rita Browne of Somerset, England, the best authority on the Christian family of Milntown, Isle of Man…

…Mrs. Rita Brown of Somerset, England, says that descendants of William (1) Christian, who m. Elizabeth Collier (not Cottier as stated in A. W. Moore’s “Manx Worthies”) and who settled in Virginia in 1655, have done much research on this family. This Wm. (1) Christian’s son, Thos. (2) Christian was patenting land in Virginia in 1657. Mrs. Browne believes Wm. (1) Christian to have been the grand-son of Daniel Christian of Baldroma, Isle of Man, who was son of Demster John McCrystyn IV of Milntown, living 1498-1511. She further states that in 1913 Louisa Christian, gr-gr-gr-dau. of Thos. (2) Christian (Wm. 1), who had m. her cousin Capt. Thos. Llewellyn Christian, and lived on part of the original grant to Thos. (2) Christian (Wm. 1), was having her house repaired, when in a rat’s nest a silver teaspoon engraved with the Milntown Crest was found. This would seem to indicate a connection between the family of Wm. (1) Christian and the Christians of the Isle of Man.

Using the above as her source, Mrs. Eunie V. Christian Stacy presents her interpretation in Christians of Charles City, published in 1982:

William Christian, who married Elizabeth Collier, is believed by some authorities in Christian genealogy to be the father of Thomas Christian. William Christian was among 40 persons transported to Virginia in 1652 by Mrs. Jane Harmer. At that time, 50 acres of land were allotted for the transportation of one person to the colony. Mrs. Harmer was granted 2000 acres in the county of Northumberland in Virginia for transporting 40 persons to the colony.
The identity of the father of William Christian is unknown, but his grandfather was Daniel McCristyn of Baldroma, Isle of Man, according to a very good authority.

The source, as indicated, was Hooker’s article; and the authority was none other than Mrs. Rita Browne.

Mrs. Hicks Beach, author of The Yesterdays Behind the Door, originally published in 1956, credits Mrs. William Bell Christian and daughter Rita Browne as the source of the material for her book. In the preface to the 1973 reprint, Christine Carthew-Yorstoun refers the reader to page 22 with these words:

Letitia Christian who married President John Tyler, descends From Daniel Christian of Baldroma Isle of Man, son of John (IV) McCrystyn (1420-1511). Since Letitia Christian, daughter of Robert Christian and Mary Brown, is recorded in this country stemming from Thomas Christian, the earliest known Christian to America who patented land in Virginia in 1647, then all others also stem from Daniel Christian of Baldroma, Isle of Man, son of John (IV) McCrystyn (1420-1511).

Exact words, to which Carthew-Yorstoun had referred the reader, are found in a footnote on page 22:

A notable landed family of Christians in Virginia claim to descend from Daniel McCrysten of Baldroma, a younger son of Deemster John IV (died 1511). The legal strain has come out strongly in them. A daughter, Letitia Christian, was the wife of President Tyler.

Nowhere is supporting evidence given for the claim; and here as elsewhere, with repetition a claim becomes certain and a belief may suddenly appear as fact.

Significantly, nothing in the texts of any of the quoted works offers further information about Daniel and his family other than he was the “second son” of John. As such, he had to have been born many years before his father’s death in 1511 at age 89. Therefore, at least four or five unknown generations would have appeared in the interval before any Christians landed on Virginia’s shores – before Thomas Christian acquired land in Charles City County or William Christian’s sponsor received land in Northumberland County. I wonder, then, how any claim of descent made 450 years later could be considered reliable without some indication as to the identity of the intervening generations.

Every time I have been led to writings purportedly offering evidence about the immigrant’s forebears, close examination of the data shows nothing more than reassertions of previous undocumented statements or misinterpretations of the source due to unclear syntax. Indeed, all conclusions regarding ancestry of the immigrant I have seen in published form can be attributed to one of the sources mentioned herein.

So, in response to the question, “Does anyone have proof of ‘the immigrant ancestor’s identity or ancestry?” I can only say, “Not as far as I know!” I just hope some undiscovered documents will yet come to light.
Agnes Branch Pearlman, Editor
1. Thomas Christian (1636, Sledgby, Onchan Douglas,Isle of Man, England-1694, St. Paul's Parish, Goochland Co, VA) m1. 1663, Eleanor KEWLY; m2. 1675, ___ CORBIN

Children of Thomas and Eleanor Kewly Christian
+2. Thomas Christian (1664, Charles City Co, VA-17 May 1739, Goochland Co, VA) m. c1680, Goochland Co, VA, Rebecca NEW (b. c1666), daughter of Edmond NEW and Mary ___.
+2. John CHRISTIAN (3 Jul 1674, Charles City Co, VA-c1764) m. Ann LEWN
2. Katherine Christian (b. 1671)
Children of Thomas and ___ Corbin Christian
+2. James CHRISTIAN (29 Apr 1676, Charles City Co, VA-cJan 1750, Charles City Co, VA) m. bef 1705, VA, Anne/Amy MACON (1685-1728)
2. Philip Christian (b. 1678)
2. Jane Christian (b. 1680) +2. Charles Christian, Sr. (c1684, Goochland Co, VA-7 Apr 1761, Charles City Co, VA) m. bef. 1706, Charles City, Westover Parish, VA, Elizabeth HUNT (1680, Charles City, VA-aft. 1729, Charles City, VA), daughter of John HUNT
2. George Christian (b. 1686)

Children of Thomas and Rebecca New Christian
+3. Thomas Christian (b. c1700, Goochland Co, VA-20 Mar 1742/43, VA) m. 1723, Goochland Co, VA, Rebecca Christian, a cousin (
3. Rebecca Christian (b. betw. 1700-1715)
3. James Christian (b. betw. 1700-1715)
3. Robert Christian (b. betw. 1700-1715)
3. William Christian (b. betw. 1700-1715)
3. Ann Mourning Christian (b. c1714, VA) m. Samuel COLEMAN
3. Mary Christian (b. c1722)
3. Constant Christian (b. c1723, Goochland, VA

Children of John and Ann Lewn Christian
3. Thomas Christian (b. 1720)
3. Daniel Christian (b. 1723)
3. Margaret Christian (b. 1729)

Children of James and Anne Macon Christian
3. Richard Christian (1700-1769) m. Lucy GRICE
+3. William Christian (1706, Goochland, VA-1771, Charles City Co, VA) m. Anne? COLLIER, then Susanna BROWNE
3. Joel Christian (d. bef. 1786) m. Sarah Unknown
3. Judith Christian (baptized 21 May 1711)
3. James Christian (b. c1725)
3. Gideon Christian (b. 5 Feb 1725/26)

Children of Charles and Elizabeth Hunt Christian (all born in Charles City, Westover Parish, VA)
3. John CHRISTIAN (c1703-bef Jun 1767, VA) m. c1729 in UK, Sarah___
+3. Charles CHRISTIAN (c1705-1783, Goochland, VA) m1. c1730, Judith WOODSON (b. c1710-1746);
m2. 1738, VA, Mary LEAKE (1715, VA-1764, Goochland Co, VA), daughter of Walter LEAKE and Judith MASK
3. George CHRISTIAN (b. c1707)
3. Lucy CHRISTIAN (b. c1709)
3. Elizabeth CHRISTIAN (b. c1710)
3. Susannah CHRISTIAN (b. betw. 1711/1718)
3. Mary CHRISTIAN (betw 1713/1721-1754, Amelia Co, VA) m1. 1731, Stephen WATKINS (d. c1754); m2. 7 Nov 1755, Amelia Co, VA, Anthony CHRISTIAN (9 Jun 1724, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co, VA-1814, Powhattan Co, VA), son of Thomas and Rebecca CHRISTIAN
+3. Turner Hunt CHRISTIAN (c1729-1781, Warren, NC) m. bef 1754, VA, Mary SOAMES (d. bef. 3 Oct 1781)

Child of Thomas and Rebecca CHRISTIAN
4. Anthony Christian (9 Jun 1724, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co, VA-1814, Powhattan Co, VA) m. 7 Nov 1755, Amelia Co, VA, Mary CHRISTIAN, daughter of Charles CHRISTIAN, Sr. and Elizabeth HUNT

Children of William and Susan Browne Christian
4. John Christain (1731-1801) m. Mildred COLLIER
4. Anne Christian (b. 21 Feb 1734/35; christened 21 Feb 1755, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co, VA)
+4. William Browne Christian (1734-1805) m. Elizabeth WARD
4. Henry Christian (1738-1805) m. Martha PATTERSON
4. Elizabeth Christian (b. 1741)
4. Susanna Christian (b. 29 May 1751; christened 29 May 1757, St. Peter's Parish)
4. Mary Christian m. William DOUGLAS
4. Turner Christian (b. 1759) m. Susan WALKER

Children of Charles and Judith Woodson CHRISTIAN
4. William Christian (b. 1735) NOTE: there is some question as whether he is a son of this marriage. Help, please!
4. Lucy Christian (b. aft. 1734) m. c1783, Drury WOODSON
4. Judith Wood Hunt Christian (b. aft. 1735) m. c1760, Chesley DANIEL
Children of Charles and Mary Leake CHRISTIAN (all children born in Goochland, VA)
4. Elizabeth Christian (1736-19 Jan 1835, Goochland, VA) m. 30 Mar 1757, St. Paul's Parish, Goochland Co, VA, John HUMBER (c1740-1806)
4. John Christian (1742-26 Sep 1823, Amherst, VA) m. 9 Sep 1771, Goochland, VA, Judith LEAKE (c 1743-18 Jul 1830), daughter of Walter LEAKE and Judith MASK
+4. Elijah Willis Christian (1743-23 May 1801, Lamar Creek, Franklin Co, GA), served in Rev. War as 2nd Lieut. from VA
m. c1774, Amherst, VA, Elizabeth BRITT (c1754, Amherst Co, VA-1820, Madison, GA), daughter of William BRITT and Hannah CONNALLY
See information on the BRITT family below.

4. Charles Mask Christian (1744-1813, Amherst Co, VA) m. 1769, Goochland, VA, Sarah DUKE (1745-1810, Amherst Co, VA)
4. Mary Christian (1750-c1820, Lancaster, VA) m. 19 Dec 1770, Goochland Co, VA, James GRESHAM (d. 1 Jun 1807, Wilkes Co, GA) and then 1 other
4. Judith Christian (c1754-1820, Albemarle, VA) m. 25 Oct 1774, St. James, Northam, Goochland Co, VA, Benjamin LACY (1755, Hanover, VA-2 Mar 1827)
4. Mourning Christian (c1756-7 Jul 1837, Amherst, VA) m. 14 Mar 1785, Drury CHRISTIAN (1764, Amherst Co, VA-1815, Amherst Co, VA)
OR she may have married James Christian and then Mr. MITCHELL
4. Turner Hunt Christian (13 Jul 1758-1833, Dewey Rose, Elbert Co, GA) m1. 3 Jan 1778, Goochland, VA, Anne PAYNE (25 Apr 1762, Goochland Co, VA-1830); m2. 1788, Elizabeth PENN
4. William Christian (c1759-1783, while prisoner on ship at sea); never married
4. Walter Christian (23 Sep 1760-Aug 1829, Amherst, VA) m. 27 May 1782, Cumberland Co, VA, Martha "Patsey" WALTON (21 Apr 1768, Cumberland Co, VA-14 Feb 1811, Franklin, Madison Co, GA)
+4. Dr. George Daniel Christian (26 Sep 1762-22 Feb 1831, Rehoboth, Wilcox Co, AL) m1. 27 Aug 1782, Martha WALTON; m2. 12 Nov 1811, Sallie ALLEN (d. 1818); m3. 28 Sep 1818, Lucie PATTERSON MOORE

Children of Turner Hunt and Mary Soames CHRISTIAN
4. Mary Christian
4. Sarah Christian
4. Maryan Christian
4. Lucy Christian (b. bef. 1764) m. 5 Sep 1777, Charles COGBELL
4. Charles Christian
4. Susanna Christian

Child of William Browne and Elizabeth Ward CHRISTIAN
5. Robert Turner Christian (b. 1760) m. Mary BROWNE
Their daughter Letitia Christian (12 Nov 1790-10 Sep 1842) m. 29 Mar 1813, John Tyler, 10th President of the United States. The couple had seven children
Children of Elijah and Elizabeth Britt CHRISTIAN
5. William Christian (1776, Amherst, VA-1850, Harris, GA) m. 1803, Susanna LOVEJOY
5. Elizabeth Christian (5 Nov 1777, Amherst, VA-20 Sep 1842, Dekalb, GA) m. 11 Jul 1804, Rockbridge, VA, David CONNALLY
+5. Obediah Mask Christian (1779, Amherst, VA-1816, Madison, GA) m. 18 Jan 1810, Franklin Co, GA, Joanna BARNES (1780, SC-1851, Columbus, Muscogee Co, GA), daughter of William BARNES and Mary ?MCCRACKEN
5. Charles Christian (5 Oct 1783, Amherst, VA-16 Jul 1852, Cherokee Co, GA) m. Elizabeth M. BALL
5. Jennie Christian (b. 1784) m. John GADDIS
5. Hannah Christian (b. 1785, Amherst, VA) m. John HUNTER
5. John Christian (1786, Amherst, VA); never married
5. Mary "Polly" Christian (1787, Franklin, GA-c1840) m. Cornelius MCCARTY
5. Martha "Patsy" Christian (b. betw. 1784-1794) m. Nicholas SEWELL
+5. Elijah Willis Christian (15 Jan 1798, Franklin Co, GA-22 Mar 1874, Gonzales, TX) m. 20 Sep 1820, Madison, GA, Drucilla WILLEFORD

Child of George Daniel and Sallie Allen CHRISTIAN
+5. Edward Leake Christian (12 Jan 1786, VA-10 Aug 1825, Madison Co, GA) m1. Rebecca ___; m2. Nancy BARNES (1798, GA-22 Sep 1855, Madison Co, GA), daughter of William BARNES and Mary ?MCCRACKEN

Children of Obediah Mask and Joanna Barnes CHRISTIAN (all children born in Madison, GA)
+6. Elijah Osborne Christian (8 Feb 1811-11 Jun 1891, Colquitt, Claiborne Parish, LA) m. 23 Oct 1840, Meriwether Co, GA, Mildred Arnold PEAVY (12 Feb 1817, Jaspar Co?, GA-1 Jun 1880, Colquitt, Clairborne Parish, LA), daughter of Allen PEAVYand Elizabeth HIGHTOWER.
6. Hester Ann Christian (b. 1813) m. 6 Jan 1831, Madison Co, GA, Silas MCGRADY
6. Mary Joice Christian (15 Feb 1814-17 May 1862) m. 3 Mar 1839, GA, Richard Ivy MORRIS (28 Feb 1818, Elbert Co, GA-16 Apr 1888, Phoenix City, AL)
6. William Barnes Christian (c1815-bef. 1851) m1. Catherine WILLIAMS, m2. 4 Nov 1834, Newton, GA, Jane DOBBINS
6. Elizabeth Barnes Christian (c1816-c1895) m. 1836, William ALLGOOD

Children of Charles and Elizabeth Ball CHRISTIAN
6. Catherine Christian (b. c1827)
6. Mary Christian (b. c1829)
6. Charles C. Christian (30 Nov 1832, GA-19 Mar 1911) m. 13 Oct 1859, Forsyth Co, GA, Mary Chamblee HOLBROOK (12 Mar 1840-16 Feb 1910)
6. Cicero Christian (b. c1833)

Children of Elijah and Drucilla Willeford CHRISTIAN
6. Obediah Mask2 Christian (Civil War vet) m. Elizabeth Victoria GREEN
6. Eliza Antoinette Christian m. James HANNAH
6. Mary Calphurnia/California Christian m. Thomas T. JOHNSON
6. John Britt Christian m. Sarah Ann GABRIL/Gabel
6. Martha/Margaret Elizabeth Christian never married
6. Elijah Willis Christian, Jr. (d. 1862, Civil War; listed as single)
6. Nathan Jeptha Christian (Civil War vet) m. Sarah Elizabeth SQUIRES

Children of Edward Leake and Rebecca CHRISTIAN
6. Mariah W. Christian (b. 26 Mar 1806)
6. George M. Christian (b. 13 Apr 1809) m. Sarah JONES (28 Jun 1811, GA-3 Jul 1873)
6. James H. Christian (b. 20 Apr 1811)
6. Peggy Melinda Christian (b. 6 Mar 1813)

Children of Elijah O. and Mildred A. Peavy CHRISTIAN
7. Martha Elizabeth Christian (6 Aug 1841, Meriwether, GA-11 Aug 1920, Colquitt, Claiborne Parish, LA) m. 8 Dec 1859, Simon Green SPEARS
+7. William Thomas Christian (Jul 1843, Meriwether, GA-c1880, Claiborne Parish, LA) m. 19 Dec 1866, Ophelia Ann WILSON
+7. David Allen Christian (16 Oct 1844, Meriwether Co, Ga-31 Dec 1903, Union Co, AR) m. Mary Texas "Teck" Owen (14 Jan 1853, Heard Co, GA-17 Jul 1941, Union Co, AR), daughter of Rufus B. OWEN and Zeltha COCKRELL
7. Mary Ann E. Christian (Dec 1848, Meriwether Co, GA-1 Jun 1900, Clairborne Parish, LA) m. 7 Sep 1868, George W. BELL
7. Sarah Jane Christian (4 Mar 1850, Meriwether Co, GA-15 Jan 1933, Clairborne Parish, LA) m. 21 Dec 1886, Bolin Green GREER
7. Elijah Obed Christian (17 Aug 1851, Colquitt, Claiborne Parish, LA-13 Sep 1933, Clairborne Parish, LA) m. 1 Mar 1883, Mary Ann "Mollie" ODUM
+7. Charles Willis Christian (14 Apr 1854, Colquitt, Claiborne Parish, LA-7 Jan 1944, Colquitt, Claiborne Parish, LA) m1. 15 Jun 1873, Claiborne Parish, LA, Lauanda ALLEN; m2. 30 Jun 1881, Sara Sally WISE (13 Dec 1858, Colquitt, Claiborne Parish, LA-11 Nov 1897, Claiborne Parish, LA)
7. John F. Christian (Oct 1856, Colquitt, Claiborne Parish, LA-1 Jun 1900)
7. L. T. Christain (14 Jan 1859-17 Jun 1941)
7. Warren Jefferson Christian (b. Aug 1861, Colquitt, Claiborne Parish, LA)

Children of George M. and Sarah Jones CHRISTIAN
7. Sarah Ann Rebecca Christian (b. 3 Jul 1826)
7. Mary Louisa Joyce Christian (b. 20 Dec 1829)
7. Edward Louis Christian (b. 22 Apr 1831) m. Mariah Mae MCCOLLUM (b. 31 Aug 1835, AL)
7. Malinda Caroline Christian (b. 7 Feb 1833)

Child of William Thomas and Ohelia Wilson CHRISTIAN
8. Lona R. Christian (1 Dec 1876, Union Co, AR-16 Jun 1964, Homer, Claiborne Parish, LA) m. 22 Dec 1899, Claiborne Parish, LA, Crawford Daniel GREER (21 Jul 1858, Claiborne Parish, LA-5 Jan 1960, Colquitt, Claiborne Parish, LA) Children of David A. and "Teck" Owen CHRISTIAN
(all children born in Union Co, AR)
8. Ida Jane Christian (6 Oct 1875-25 May 1966, Pioneer, LA) m. 10 Nov 1895, Union Co, AR, Logan Boyd PEARCE (18 Nov 1869, Union Co, AR-19 Dec 1935, Wesson, Union Co, AR)
8. Ella C. Christian (3 Jul 1878-10 Nov 1951)
8. Ed Christian (4 Mar 1880-Apr 1967, El Dorado, Union Co, AR) m. Edna ___
8. Walter A. Christian (17 Sep 1882-27 Nov 1946, Wesson, Union Co, AR)
8. Jefferson L. Christian (1 May 1885-7 Oct 1945, Wesson, Union Co, AR); never married
8. John A. Christian (1 Jan 1888-c1933, Wesson, Union Co, AR)
8. Dan O. Christian (23 Nov 1889-15 Oct 1956, Fort Stockton, Pecos Co, TX) m. 25 Aug 1916, Wesson, Union Co, AR, Clara Elizabeth BRAKEFIELD (8 Feb 1896, Ouachita Parish, LA-17 Jun 1973, Ouachita Parish, LA); daughter of Robert Washington BRAKEFIELD and Dorthy Ann Ledonnia GRIGGS; 2 children: Robert Washington "R. W." Christian and Ruth Melba Christian
8. David Allen Christian, Jr. (Nov 1890-31 Dec 1905)
8. Odie Bell Christian (b. 3 Jan 1892) m. Roger KING; 2 sons: Brewster and Brewer

Child of Elijah O. and Molly Odum CHRISTIAN
8. Alonzo Obed Christian (Jan 1893, LA-18 May 1977, LA) m. 27 Aug 1917, Mary F. PALMER
8. Children of Charles Willis and Sally Wise CHRISTIAN
8. Vesta Christian m. Joe ROCKETT
8. Willis Dansby. Christian (23 Feb 1882, El Dorado, AR-19 Nov 1966, Lafayette, LA) m. 31 Mar 1908, Farmerville, Union Parish, LA, Stella Mae DOSTER (22 Apr 1890, Union Parish, LA-27 Mar 1967, Lafayette, LA); 6 children: Lela, Geneva, Nora, Ruth, Dorcas and Joel Christian. 8. Carrie Belle Christian (28 Feb 1885, Claiborne Parish, LA-9 Jan 1990) m. Ray DAVIS
8. J. T. Tott Christian m. Ora May GARRETT
8. Charlie "Nip" Christian
8. Girtie Christian m. Herman FALKENBURN
8. Lee Dewitt Christian (12 Oct 1897-18 Aug 1967) m1. 30 Sep 1916, Union Parish, LA, Mary BOATWRIGHT (d. 4 Jan 1930); 2 children: Purvis and Ralph Dudley Christian
m2. 14 Dec 1931, Maudie Belle WOODARD (14 Nov 1913, Lincoln Parish, LA-15 Apr 1993, Arcadia, Lincoln Parish, LA); 6 children: Herbert Richard, Woodard Wise, Kenneth Lane, Estelle Carolina, Barbara Nell and Louis Wayne Christian

Descendants of Daniel Britt
Many thanks to Kelly Priestly and Harry Johnston who provided much of the following information on the BRITT family.

1. Daniel Britt
2. William Britt (1729, Goochland Co, VA-1787, Goochland Co, VA) m. c1754, Hannah CONNOLLY (b. 1733, Goochland Co, VA), daughter of Bryan CONOLLY and Elizabeth ??

2. Obediah Britt m. 28 Mar 1753, Goochland Co, VA, Ann THOMPSON
2. John Britt m. Winifred CONNOLLY, daughter of Bryan CONOLLY and Elizabeth ??

Children of William and Hannah Connolly BRITT:
3. Elizabeth Britt (c1754, Amherst Co, VA-1820, Madison Co, GA) m. c1774, Amherst Co, VA, Elijah Willis CHRISTIAN (see above)
3. Hannah Britt (c1755, Goochland Co, VA-c1816) m. 2 Jan 1768, Goochland Co, VA, William LONGMIRE, Jr. (c1745, King George Co, VA-12 Jan 1816, Granville Co, NC; 4 children: John, Mary (m. Nelson DUKE), Elijah (m. Mary MOSS), and Sally (m. John P. HUNT)
3. Obediah Britt (1 Apr 1759, Goochland Co, VA-20 Mar 1837, Perry Co, TN) m. 29 Oct 1782, Granville, NC, Mary Elizabeth SMITH
3. Jessie Britt (b. 21 Jun 1761)
3. Jennie Britt (b. 25 Sep 1763)
3. William Britt (c1766-1768)

Children of Obediah and Ann Thompson BRITT
3. Ann Britt (b. 19 Mar 1756)
3. Lucy Britt (b. 12 Jan 1758)
3. John Britt (b. 10 Sep 1759)
3. Elizabeth Britt (b. 20 Jan 1761)
3. Obadiah Britt (b. 24 Apr 1763)
3. Patty Britt (b. 19 Jul 1765)
3. Sally Britt (b. 19 Jul 1766)
3. William Britt (b. 29 Sep 1768)

Children of John and Winifred Connolly BRITT
3. Nannie Britt (b. 28 Nov 1756)
3. James Britt (b. 20 Aug 1758)
3. Daniel Britt (b. 28 Sep 1760)
3. Milly Britt (b. 11 Sep 1763)
3. Molly Britt (b. 31 Mar 1766)

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