Brita was born on January 7, 1751. Were she was born is not known.
Later she married Bengt Jonsson. In 1771 she lived on the farm Fernsviken in Nyeds parish, Värmlands county, where her husband most likely was a farmer. Her husband died before 1790 and she became a widow.
She lived in Fernsviken together with her four sons until 1792. Most likely she died in 1792, only 41 years old.