Hi. I'm not related to this family.Here is David in the 1892 NY Census:
New York State Censuses, 1880, 1892, 1905 about David H Britton Name: David H Britton Residence: Orangetown, Rockland, New York Census Year: 1892 Birth Place: United States of America Age: 29 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1863 Gender: Male Page: 4 Roll: V14_304 David H Britton29b. 1863 Myra H Britton29b. 1863 Franklin Britton6b. 1886 Harrison Britton4b. 1888 Jessie Britton2b. 1890 Johanna Stewart54b. 1848
So, this might be David in 1870:
1870 United States Federal Census about David H Britton Name: David H Britton Age in 1870: 7 Birth Year: abt 1863 Birthplace: New Jersey Home in 1870: Brick, Ocean, New Jersey Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: Point Pleasant Household Members: Name Age David Britton 60b. 1810 NJ; farm laborer Ellen Britton 40b. 1830 NJ; keeping house Margaret A Britton 17b. 1853 NJ Franklin Britton12b. 1858 NJ David H Britton7b. 1863 NJ ** Ellen Britton 5b. 1865 NJ Thomas R Britton1b. 1869 NJ
Here are directory listings in 1906 & 1909:
U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta) about David Britton Name: David Britton Gender: M (Male) Spouse: Myra Britton Publication Title: Nyack, New York, City Directory, 1906 --Frank E. Britton, clerk, h 120 Main --Miss Jessie, office clerk, h 120 Main --Mrs. Myra, wid David, h 120 Main
U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta) about David Britton Name: David Britton Gender: M (Male) Spouse: Myra Britton Publication Title: Nyack, New York, City Directory, 1909 --Miss Jessie Britton, emp Telephone Co. h 171 Main --Mrs Myra, wid David, h 171 Maine
New York NY Sun, Monday, Nov 27, 1905 : HARRY BRITTON'S FUNERAL - Throngs of People Pay Tribute to the Boy Who Died While Defending His Sister.Nyack, Nov 26.- Hundreds of people were unable to gain admittance to the home of Mrs. Myra Britton this afternoon at the funeral of her son Harry, who was murdered last Wednesday by W. H. Jones, a Cuban, while defending his sister. The street in front of the cottage was lined with people on both sides for a distance of a block.A large part of the town's population turned out from 10 AM until 2 PM to view Harry's remains.The boy belonged to Empire Hook and Ladder Company of Upper Nyack, and the entire Nyack tire department turned out at the funeral. The service was conducted by the Rev Sartell Prentice, pastor of the First Reformed Church, who said, among other things, that there has never been a time when the world would not love him who dies as this boy died, defending his home.The pallbearers were selected from the fire company to which Harry belonged, and he was buried in his fireman's uniform.The interment was in the family plot in Oak Hill Cemetery.
I found another newspaper article which told the whole story.You can find it at http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.htmlhttp://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html by searching "Harry Britton" in quotes and you will find it labeled "Posse Hunt for the Murderer".There are more articles about it as well.One article states that Harry was murdered and his brother Frank was "probably fatally wounded".I believe Frank was shot a couple of times but managed to survive.