Posted by Leila Menzies on Tuesday, June 07, 2005 at 14:28:00 :
Morgan L. Brittan managed the Brittan Ranch owned by his brother John Wesley BRITTAN, a prominent merchant of San Francisco. After his brother's death in 1872 he became guardian of his 2 older children: Nathaniel Jones Brittan and Mary Burt Brittan (per John W. Brittan's will); John's wife Mary A. Brittan was given guardianship of their young son William Giles Brittan.
The San Mateo County Marriage index has this:
ML Brittan to Lizzie Ayers 13 Feb 1872
Lizzie appears to be Elizabeth Ayres, born circa Nov 1849 in Australia to her parents Charles Ayres born circa 1829 in England and her mother Mary Anne born circa 1828 in England. Charles Ayres was a Baker and managed the PIONEER Bakery and also managed a hotel as part of this bakery/restaurant (per San Mateo Gazette News of April 9, 1859 and the 1860 and 1870 San Mateo censuses)
Lizzie had a brother Henry S. born circa 1849 in CA, a sister Maria born circa 1855 in Cal and a brother Charles who was born in 1860.
Morgan and Lizzie had 3 children, born as follows (from 1900San Francisco City census)
John W. born July 1872
Maria L. born Oct 1874
Charles S. born Dec 1876.
Lizzie is a widow on the 1880 census.
Looking for burial place of Morgan BRITTAN.
Looking for any San Mateo Co birth records for dates specified above.
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