Big John, Roger and Ellis Brittle, also known as the Brittle Brothers, were slavers who once owned Django and Broomhilda Von Shaft. They were also known as The Shafers to the workers of the Bennett Plantation.

After selling the couple to the Speck Brothers and Scotty Harmony, respectively, they began working at Spencer Gordon Bennet's plantation. Months later, Django arrived and shot John and Roger Brittle. King Schultz shot Ellis through the chest as he escaped.