Surname: Barritt

Biography of Henry Clay Barritt

Henry Clay Barritt was born in Champaigne County, Ohio, September 1, 1830, second child of Captain Abner Barritt of the United States army during the war of 1812, and originally from Maryland, but who went to Ohio at an early age, and there became a prominent pioneer. Henry Clay’s mother’s maiden name was Rebecca Diltz, of Green County, Ohio, a well-known family in that part of the State. Mr. Barritt received his education in the public schools of the county, and attended the Wittenburg College, Springfield, for a short time. His father dying when he was only fifteen years of