My ancestor was Simon Thomas Britt b. ca 1813 Raleigh, Wake County, N.C The only proof of his birth was an article on his son, Elias Lafayette Britt, in Arkansas Confederate Soldiers. I have not been able to connect with any of the Britt families in North Carolina, so I wondered if the name had been changed from Bright. I have found NO Simons in the Britt family. None in any of his descendants or their children. Apparently it was not his favorite or any of his childrens.