Nathan BRITTAN
Eloise Electa "Louise" GALUSHA


Husband:  Nathan BRITTAN
Birth:  2 Sep 1808, Spencer, Worcester Co., Massachusetts
Death:  3 Jan 1872, Adrian, Lenawee Co., Michigan
Burial:
Father:
Mother:

Marriage:  Abt 1836, Rochester, Monroe Co., New York 

Wife:  Eloise Electa "Louise" GALUSHA
Birth:  19 Aug 1815, Arlington, Bennington Co., Vermont 
Death:   17 Jan 1875, Adrian, Lenawee Co., Michigan 
Burial:      
Father:  Jonas GALUSHA 
Mother:   Electa HINSDILL 

Children:
1. Eloise Ruggles BRITTAN, b: 1838, Rochester, Monroe Co., New York
2. Gertrude Electa BRITTAN, b: 1842, Rochester, Monroe Co., New York
3. Albert Nathan BRITTAN, b: 1846, Rochester, Monroe Co., New York
4. Frank BRITTAN, b: 1849, Rochester, Monroe Co., New York
5. Flora Janette BRITTAN, b: 1857, Adrian, Lenawee Co., Michigan
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Notes:
From The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Vol. 1A, Page 415:
 
Nathan Brittan, inventor, was born at Spencer, Mass, Sept. 2, 1808.  He was graduated from Boston University in 1837 with the degree of A. M., and for eight years following his graduation he was Associate Principal at the Collegiate Institute at Rochester, N.Y.  He then removed to Lyons, N.Y. where he taught for five years.  In 1851, he invented a new conductor for lightning rods known as the continuous copper-strip, which was patented and received with general favor.  He was afterwards engaged in the business connected with his invention at Lockport and Rochester, N.Y., Detroit and Adrian, Mich., and Chicago, Ill.  He died in Adrian Jan. 3, 1872.

1840 Federal Census Data (M704_0065, Page 259), McLean, McLean Co., Illinois

 NAME

 

< 5

5-9

10-14

15-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60-69

70-79

80-89

90-99

 BRITTAN, Nathan

Males

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Females

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Indicates:

 

 

 

Number/ Sex

Age

Therefore Born

Inferred

 1 Male

30 39

1801 1810

  =  Nathan             (b: 1808)

 1 Female

< 5

1835 1840

  =  Eloise               (b: 1838)

 1 Female

5 9

1831 1835

  =  Unknown

 1 Female

20 29

1811 1820

  =  Eloise               (b: 1815)

1850 Federal Census Data (M432_0355, Page 621), Adrian Twp., Lenawee Co., Michigan,
                                                                                                               Enumeration Date: 20-Sep-1850, Family #1223

 NAME

Age

Sex

Col.

 Occupation
or Trade

Real Estate

POB

Attend School

Cannot R/W

D, D, B, I,
I, P, or C

 BRITIAN, Nathan

40

M

W

 Teacher

---

MA

 

 

 

                 Elloise

34

F

W

 

 

VT

 

 

 

                 Elloise

11

F

W

 

 

NY

X

 

 

                 Gertrude

8

F

W

 

 

NY

X

 

 

                 Frank

1

M

W

 

 

NY

 

 

 

1870 Federal Census Data (M593_0685, Page 104B), Adrian Ward 4, Lenawee Co., Michigan,
                                                                                                                      Enumeration Date: 10-Aug-1870, Family #49

NAME

Age

Sex

Col.

Occupation or Trade

Real
Estate

Per.
Estate

POB

Attend
School

Cannot R / W

 BRITTAN, Nathan

60

M

W

 Selling Lightning Rods

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---

MA

 

 

                  Louisa

53

F

W

 Keeping House

 

 

VT

 

 

                  Gertrude

22

F

W

 At Home

 

 

NY

 

 

                  Flora

13

F

W

 At Home

 

 

NY

X

 

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