Thursday, April 2, 2009
Chapel of the Cross Cemetery - Britton Family
Stephen Wells Britton, whose grave monument is shown here, was one of many Britton family members who migrated to Mississippi in the 1800s from Bertie County, North Carolina. According to the inscription on the monument that marks Stephen Britton's grave, he was born on April 21, 1818, and he died on April 19, 1855.
Other Britton family members buried in historic Chapel of the Cross Cemetery in Madison, Mississippi, include:
Frances A. Britton, b. Nov. 16, 1825, d. March 4, 1907
Herbert P. Britton, d. 1852
Mary B. Britton, d. Nov. 1883
William Britton, b. May 3, 1853, d. Dec. 24, 1894
William J. Britton, b. Mar. 19, 1815, d. Feb. 6, 1871
Interestingly, William J. Britton's wife, Frances A. Britton, was the daughter of Margaret Johnstone, who built the Chapel of the Cross. And it was Margaret Johnstone's younger daughter, Helen, who is known as the legendary "Bride of Annandale."