Submitted by: Alice Sawyer
I am searching for the parents and spouse of MARTHA BRITE in Camden Co. as early as 1779 and as late as her death in 1825.
In 1779, there is a Deed of Sale from WILLIAM TAYLOR to Elizabeth Old and witnesses were Anson Brite, MARTHA BRITE and Samuel Brite. It was registered in Camden Co., NC 10 Apr. 1779. Anson and Samuel are possibilities for her husband and we wonder if William might be a relative ot Martha.
MARTHA had at least 2 children, John and Charity. She gave land to son, John in 1796. In her will, registered in 1825, she mentioned her
daughter, Charity Williams and grandchildren, Fanny, William and Jane Williams. No husband for Martha was mentioned in either of those documents, so he was probably deceased before 1796.
Next, in Camden Co. in 1838, Charity Williams gave land (a gift deed)
to her daughter, Fanny Sawyer - "lands that Henry Brite bought of EVAN TAYLOR". So here's another Taylor connection and Henry as a possible husband for MARTHA.
And finally, in Camden Co. in 1848, Fanny Sawyer sold land (same land?) to Anson Brite (same as 1779 or a later generation?) "her interest in ESDRAS TAYLOR land". So still another TAYLOR connection.
Does anyone know of TAYLOR wills, etc. that might shed more light on a
BRITE/TAYLOR connection for MARTHA? Thanks for any help over this brick