Madison County



Data added by transcriber in blue font

Veteran's Name: Brittain, Alfred

Father: Joseph Brinson
Residence:  Father's nativity: 
Occupation: Farmer Mother: Mary Jane Hart
Date of birth: 17 Feb 1833 Mother's nativity: 
Place of birth: Marion County, Indiana Wife:  Eliza Sturman, died 1858
Date of death: 23 Oct 1913 2nd wife: Julia Barrow, born Dekalb County, Missouri, 30 Oct 1859, died 15 Feb 1914, Winterset
Place of death: Madison County, Iowa 3rd wife: 
Place of burial: McDonald Cemetery  
Cause of death: 


  Maria (Roy) Preston, Winterset, Iowa

  Newton, Tumptulip, Washington

  Martha (A. D.) Guiberson, Winterset, Iowa

  Seth, Winterset, Iowa

  Joseph (deceased, Va.)

  Pleasant (dead)

  David, Winterset, Iowa

War record
  Rank: Private Company: A Regiment: 39th
  State: Iowa Organization: Infantry
  Enlistment date: 08 Sep 1862
  Enlistment age: 28 Residence: Winterset
  Mustered out: 05 Jun 1865 at Washington, D. C.
GAR membership
  Post name: Pitzer Date joined: 01 FEb 1884
  Post No.: 55 (67) Age at joining: 
  Place: Winterset Transfers/Other: Re. 1st term 1901, Sus 2d term 1904
Sources: Roster Iowa Soldiers: Brittain, Alfred/Ex-Soldiers Living Iowa 1886: Brittain, Alfred - res Winterset/

1. Wife Julia Barrow was daughter of David and Maria Barrow. David, born Kentucky, after some years in Missouri, moved to Monroe Township, Madison County, Iowa 1852. 

2. Alfred Brittain's parents - His parents moved to Kansas and are buried there. Alfred Brittain came to Iowa from Missouri in 1854, took land in Madison County where he farmed during his lifetime. A granddaughter Mrs. Clark is now living on the old home place.

3. Graves Registration names also children: Robert, Stephen, Mrs. J. F. Ringenberg

4. Iowa Census 1860, v. 33, p. 525 shows: Alfred Brittain age 27 farmer born Indiana, Julia 51 born Missouri, Children born Iowa: Seth 10, Joseph 8, Miriah 4, Pleasant 3, Martha 2

5. David night watchmen at State House Des Moines 1949; his children Estella (Chas) Cox, Winterset, Iowa; Mildred (Emerald) Waltz, Winterset, Iowa; John (Clara Sole), Winterset, Iowa; William (single) Los Angeles, California; Robert (Josephine McKenzie) res Winterset, Iowa; Alfred, deceased, Winterset, Iowa

Transcriber's note: Note 5 appears to be a mixture of David's children and Alfred's children.


Transcribed by Kent G. Transier 13 Sep 2005.