Beacom C. Britt[1, 2]

Male 1804 - 1876  (72 years)


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  • Name Beacom C. Britt 
    Born 1804  NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1830  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List 1836  Henderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List 1837  Henderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1840  Henderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1850  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List 1852  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  McNairy County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List 1862  McNairy County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Henderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1876 
    Notes 
    • Beacom Britt (1804-1876) was married into the Wallace family but questions still remain unanswered as to exactly how he is connected. Britt family history tells of Beacom Britt traveling back and forth several times between Moore County, NC and TN. Records confirm that he resided in Moore County, NC from 1828-1831, 1850-1853 and resided in TN from 1836-1840 and after 1860. One story also said that Beacom was in TN when he was a young child during the earthquakes of 1811-1812 and that his mother was so frightened that they returned to NC as soon as it was safe.

      Britt family sources also state that Beacom Britt married Wallace sisters (who were his 1st cousins) and that these sisters had a brother named Sam. While the name of his 1st wife has never been found in any record, Britt family sources believe that her name was Dallie. His 2nd wife was Deborah/Debbie (1828-1897). I feel strongly that Nathan Wallace and Finity Britt (1st cousin to Beacom) are the most likely candidates to be Deborah's parents. Nathan Wallace lived near Beacom in both Moore County, NC and Henderson County, TN and also had a son named William Samuel "Sam" Wallace.

      Information passed down through the Britt family identifies Beacom's 1st wife, Dallie, as a sister to his 2nd wife, Deborah. It is my opinion that she was potentially a close relative to Deborah (such as an aunt or 1st cousin) but probably not her sister. Census records show that Beacom's first wife was born between 1810-1815, which would most likely rule out Nathan Wallace (Born c1800) as the father due to his age. It is much more likely that Dallie was a daughter to Everet Wallace or Nicholas Wallace. Each have an unidentified female child being born in and around 1810-1815. Everet's daughter born between 1810-1815 is listed in his household in the 1820 Census but had moved out by 1830. Beacom and his 1st wife appear together in the 1830 Census. Seemingly more likely but maybe less possible is that Nicholas Wallace was her father. Nicholas moved to Henderson County, TN prior to 1830. Beacom and his 1st wife moved west between 1830-1836 per Census and tax records. It is quite possible he was following his father-in-law and family. The only snag is that the unidentified daughter that is listed in the 1820 Census with Nicholas in Moore County, NC is also listed with him in the 1830 Census in Henderson, TN. While it is not impossible to be listed in two separate households in two separate states during the same year, it is less likely.

      TIMELINE / RECORDS

      1810, July 26 (written) 1810 Aug (probated) -- Will of Benjamin Britt, Moore County, NC Will Book A, Page 269
      wife - Nancy
      children - Behuver, Ispthu, Buldu, Edwin, Tinatee and Handay
      widow of brother Rial Britt -- Rodah
      orphan children of brother Rial Britt -- Avington, Prulellah, Billasant, Claramon, Becum and Tinsay
      Executor -- Joseph Allin
      Witness -- F. Bullock, Alexr. Morrison and Britin Britt

      1825, Nov 15 -- Land Grant #2742, Moore County, NC
      James Key received a 50 acre Land Grant located on Reedy Branch of Mill Creek adjoining the heirs of Ryal Britt. Merryman Britt and Angus McKinnon were chain carriers.

      1828, Aug 19 -- 1823-1831 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 227
      Ordered that Mark Allen be appointed overseer in place of Britton Britt for the road from Mill Creek to the fork East of Archd. McNeills and work the following hands: Britton Britt, Alfred Britt, Avington Britt, Daniel Munroe, Jeremiah Renolds, Joseph Allen, John Morgan, Becom Britt, Wm. Morgan, N. Lewis, John Smith, and Hiram Deaton.

      1829, May 18 -- 1823-1831 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 263
      Ordered that Jeremiah Renalds be appointed overseer in place of Mark Allen for the road from Mill Creek to the fork East of Archd. McNeills and work the following hands: Mark Allen, Briton Britt, Alfred Britt, Avington Britt, Daniel Munroe, Joseph Allen, John Morgan, Becom Britt, Wm. Morgan, N. Lewis, John Smith, and Hiram Deaton.

      1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 449
      Becum Britt
      (20-30) 1M
      (15-20) 1F
      (0-5) 1 F

      1831, Feb -- Index to Trial Docket, Moore County, NC
      State v. Becom C. Britt

      1836 -- Tax List, Henderson County, TN
      Beacon Britt listed in Distict 11 (no land given)

      1836, Sep 1 -- Land Grant #3027, Moore County, NC
      James Key received a 68 acre Land Grant located North of Mill Creek adjoining his own line, Burrell Deaton, Levi Deaton, the heirs of Merryman Britt, Avington Britt, and the heirs of Ryal Britt. Levi Deaton and Ryal Key were chain carriers.

      1837 -- Tax List, Henderson County, TN
      Beacon Britt listed in Distict 11 (no land given)

      1840 -- Census, Henderson County, TN Page 341
      Beacon Britt
      (30-40) 1M
      (20-30) 1F
      (10-15) 1F
      (5-10) 1M 1F
      (0-5) 2M 1F

      1850, Nov 22 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 250
      Beacom Britt 45 M, Farmer, $250 Real Estate, Born in NC
      Deborah Britt 22 F, Born in NC
      Benjamin Britt 15 M, Born in NC
      Nathaniel 12 M, Born in NC
      Mary A. Britt 10 F, Born in NC
      Temperance Britt 8 F, Born in NC
      Sallie Britt 6 F, Born in NC
      Pattie Britt 1 F, Born in NC
      Rhody Britt 72 F, Born in NC

      1850 -- Agricultural Census, Moore County, NC Page 991
      Beacom Britt listed 40 acres Improved, 160 acres Unimproved valued at $250

      1852 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Becom Britt listed 200 acred valued at $250 located in District 6 on Mill Creek

      1853, Apr 2 -- Deed Book 26 Page 457, Moore County, NC
      Beacom Brtt deeded Lauchlin B. Monroe 400 acres located on Mill Creek. J.A. McKinnon and Eli Smith were witnesses.

      1860, Aug 23 -- Census, McNairy County, NC Page 450, District #8, Anderson Store Post Office
      Becom Britt 56 M, Farmer, $430 Real Estate, $280 Personal Property, Born in NC
      Debby Britt 29 F, Born in NC
      Mary Britt 20 F, Born in TN
      Sarah Britt 15 F, Born in TN
      Martha Britt 10 F, Born in NC
      Nathan Britt 8 M, Born in NC
      Andy Britt 7 M, Born in NC
      Avington Britt 5 M, Born in TN
      William Britt 2 M, Born in TN

      1862 -- Federal Tax List, McNairy County, TN
      Beacom Britt listed 200 acres valued at $400

      1866, Oct 11 -- Estate of Hiram Melton, McNairy County, TN
      1 note on Beacom Britt and Ben Britt for $68.93 (due July 11, 1862 - deemed worthless)

      1870, Jun 18 -- Census, Henderson County, TN Page 90, District #10, Lexington Post Office
      Beacom Britt 56 M, Farmer, $800 Real Estate, $500 Personal Property, Born in NC
      Debby Britt 40 F, Keeping House, Born in NC
      Handy Britt 16 M, Works on Farm, Born in NC
      Nathan Britt 18 M, Works on Farm, Born in NC
      Avington Britt 14 M, Works on Farm, Born in TN
      William Britt 12 M, Born in TN
      John Britt 9 M, Born in TN
      Nelson Britt 7 M, Born in TN
      Abe Lincoln Britt 4 M, Born in TN
      James D. Britt 3 M, Born in TN
    Person ID I00785  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2012 

    Father Ryals Britt,   b. Bef 1774,   d. Bef May 1809  (Age < 35 years) 
    Mother Rhoda Parrish,   b. 1778,   d. Aft 1850  (Age > 73 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1796  Wake County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Histories
    Britt Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    Britt Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    The enclosed is a timeline and accounting of early Britt references in Moore County.
    Family ID F0257  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Dallie Wallace,   b. Between 1810 and 1815,   d. Between 1845 and 1849  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Children 
     1. Edward Britt
     2. Margaret Britt
     3. Patsy Britt
    +4. Noah L. Britt,   b. 1833,   d. 31 Oct 1863, Richmond, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    +5. Rhoda Britt,   b. 1834,   d. 1891, Trenton, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +6. Benjamin Britt,   b. 1835,   d. Between 1870 and 1880  (Age 35 years)
    +7. Nathaniel "Nat" Britt,   b. Jun 1836, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1871, Henderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
     8. Mary A. Britt,   b. 1840
    +9. Temperance Britt,   b. 1842
    +10. Sarah Ann "Sallie" Britt,   b. Oct 1843,   d. Apr 1891  (Age ~ 47 years)
    Family ID F2127  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Deborah Wallace,   b. 1828, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1897  (Age 69 years) 
    Married Between 1845 and 1849 
    Children 
     1. Martha J. Britt,   b. 1849
     2. Nathan Britt,   b. 1852
    +3. Hans Britt,   b. 17 Apr 1853, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jan 1941  (Age 87 years)
     4. William T. Britt,   b. 1855
    +5. Avington Britt,   b. 12 Jan 1856, Henderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1928, Henderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     6. John Britt,   b. 1861
    +7. Beacom Nelson "Ned" Britt,   b. Jun 1862, Henderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1909, Henderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)
    +8. James A. Britt,   b. Mar 1865, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1937  (Age ~ 71 years)
    +9. Abraham Lincoln Britt,   b. Apr 1865, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1916, Henderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     10. Joseph Isaac "Ike" Britt,   b. Jun 1871,   d. 16 Oct 1948, Jackson, Madison County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2011 12:59:51 
    Family ID F1883  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1836 - Henderson County, TN Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Henderson County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1852 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - McNairy County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1862 - McNairy County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Henderson County, TN Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1810 Will Book A Page 269, Moore County, NC - Will of Benjamin Britt
    1810 Will Book A Page 269, Moore County, NC - Will of Benjamin Britt
    1810, July 26 (written) 1810 Aug (probated) -- Moore County, NC Will Book A, Page 269
    Will of Benjamin Britt
    wife - Nancy
    children - Behuver, Ispthu, Buldu, Edwin, Tinatee and Handay
    widow of brother Rial Britt -- Rodah
    orphan children of brother Rial Britt -- Avington, Prulellah, Billasant, Claramon, Becum and Tinsay
    Executor -- Joseph Allin
    Witness -- F. Bullock, Alexr. Morrison and Britin Britt
    1928 Death Certificate, Henderson County, TN - Avington Britt
    1928 Death Certificate, Henderson County, TN - Avington Britt
    1948 Death Certificate, Madison County, TN - Joseph Isaac Britt
    1948 Death Certificate, Madison County, TN - Joseph Isaac Britt

    Histories
    1851 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 6
    1851 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 6
    Courtesy of the NC Archives.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1044] Myrlen "Myke" Britt [tntaproot@att.net], 4 Jan 2011.
      My dad was Beacum's great grandson and he said the family did come to West Tenn before the 1811/1812 earthquake and returned to NC.

      Beacum and Debra's son Hans was my great granddad and I remember him well. He died in 1941 when I was 6 years old, so much of what I have been told came straight from Hans!

      Hans related how a 12 year old came over the Smokies in a covered wagon drawn by 2 oxen, I have thought perhaps it was Beacum and they had his date of birth wrong(since we know his dad, Ryals had already died in NC).

      His son Nathan Wesley was my granddad and my dad was William Wyley.

      Beacum (or Beacom)was married first to Nathan Wallace's daughter DALLIE, they had either seven or ten kids and she died. He then married her younger sister Debra or Deborah and they had 11 kids together.

      Some say Beacum's first wife was NANCY WALLACE BUT SHE MARRIED AMBROSE HART and Nathan Wallace died in their home in Lexington Tn in the 1880's I think.

      Beacum was living in McNairy county, Tn in 1862 because I remember Hans telling about him being taken by Beacum to the nearby Shiloh battlefield after the battle and there was a crowd looking and the confederate dead had been buried in a trench and lightly covered. A foot was sticking through the dirt and a man pulled on the boot and the decomposed foot came off inside the boot!

      Hans youngest son JOHN HENRY just died a few years ago and he still had a family bible with many names. Two of my nephews interviewed him in the early 80's and put the information on record in the Everett Horn library in Lexington, Tn.
      All my line of Britt's back to Beacum was Union supporters, one son, Noah served as a saddler in the 7th Tennessee Cavalry organized in Henderson county Tn. Beacum named a son ABRAHAM LINCOLN IN LEXINGTON IN 1865!

      I believe everything I have posted is accurate with the possible exception of the date of the earthquake.

      Historians say there were NO white people in west Tenn until at least 1818 so there was possibly another quake later but I can find no evidence of that.

      John Henry has a grandson, Tom Britt, who is a long time news anchor man for the ABC channel in Jackson, Tn. Their website could be Googled and it has a picture of Tom.

    2. [S1161] Landal Powers [Landaray@comcast.net], 30 Jan 2007.
      Our home was in the Palestine area of Henderson county when I was growing up and my dad lived there until he passed away about 10 years ago. Jewel Britt and his dad Elbert Britt were our neighbors. Jewel took my dad to see the grave of Nathan Britt somewhere on Elbert's land (now Jewel's). There was a grave with a rock headstone there believed to mark Beacom's grave if my memory is correct.