James Bradbury Ritter

Male 1757 - 1816  (58 years)


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  • Name James Bradbury Ritter 
    Born 12 Dec 1757 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1786  Surry County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1790  Surry County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1800  Surry County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1810  Surry County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1 Sep 1816  Surry County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1786 -- State Census, Surry County, NC Page 4, Captain Gaines District
      James Ritter
      (21-60) 1M
      1F

      1790 -- Census, Surry County, NC Page 515
      James Reter
      (16+) 1M
      (0-16) 1M
      2F

      1790 -- Tax List, Surry County, NC, Captain Lovill's District
      James Ritter listed 196 acres and 1 white poll

      1800 -- Census, Surry County, NC Page 685
      James Ritter
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (10-16) 1M 1F
      (0-10) 2M 2F

      1810 -- Census, Surry County, NC Page 185
      James Ritter
      (45+) 1M
      (26-45) 1F
      (16-25) 1M 2F
      (10-16) 2M 1F
      (0-10) 2M 3F

      1816, Sep 21-Nov 1817 -- Inventories and Sales, Surry County, NC Pages 196-198, 219
      Estate of James Ritter, dec'd. by Lazarous Ritter, Administrator
      Enoch Stone, Nathan Bales, Caleb Jesop and Abijah Pinson appointed to lay off one year's allowance to Anna Ritter, widow of James Ritter. [widow is alternately listed as Nancy Ritter]

      1820 -- Census, Surry County, NC Page 746
      Mary Ritter [widow???]
      (45+) 1F
      (16-25) 3M
      (16-18) 1M
      (10-16) 1F
    Person ID I18101  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2015 

    Father Moses Ritter,   b. 1730,   d. Bef 11 May 1819, New Hanover County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Hannah Bradbury 
    Histories
    Ritter Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    Ritter Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    The enclosed is a timeline and accounting of early Ritter references in Moore County and Cumberland County.
    Family ID F12112  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Violet Burcham,   b. 1765-1770,   d. Aft 1830  (Age 61 years)  [1
    Children 
     1. Polly Ritter
     2. Sallie Ritter
     3. Nancy Ritter
     4. Rosanna Ritter
     5. Elizabeth Ritter,   b. Apr 1787, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860  (Age ~ 72 years)
     6. Lazarus Ritter,   b. 1789, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1856  (Age 67 years)
     7. Moses Ritter,   b. 2 Sep 1796, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1870  (Age 74 years)
     8. John L. Ritter,   b. 1790-1800
     9. Isabelle Ritter,   b. 1800, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. James Ritter,   b. 11 Jan 1803, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1863  (Age 60 years)
     11. Lewis Ritter,   b. 1810, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Violet Ritter,   b. 10 May 1810, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1858  (Age 48 years)
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F7256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1786 - Surry County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1790 - Surry County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1800 - Surry County, NC Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Sep 1816 - Surry County, NC Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1786 Will, Wayne County, NC - James Bradbury Page 2
    1786 Will, Wayne County, NC - James Bradbury Page 2
    1786, Dec 8 -- Will, Wayne County, NC
    1787, Jan [proven]
    Will of James Bradbury, dec'd.
    Heirs: Wife, son Jacob Bradbury, daughter Hannah Ritter, son George Bradbury, daughter Mary Bele, granddaughter Elizabeth Bele, son Thomas Chambers Bradbury, daughter Rhoda Stanly and her eldest son James Stanly, son James Bradbury, daughter Elizabeth Grantham, son-in-law Thos. Grantham, grandson James Bradbury Ritter and grandson Aron Ritter
    Executors: William McKinne, Richard McKinne and Stephen Stanly
    Witnesses: Wm. McKinne Junr., Michel Buell/Bauell, Thos. Costettor and Elizabeth Auly/Orrly
    1786 Will, Wayne County, NC - James Bradbury Page 3
    1786 Will, Wayne County, NC - James Bradbury Page 3
    1786, Dec 8 -- Will, Wayne County, NC
    1787, Jan [proven]
    Will of James Bradbury, dec'd.
    Heirs: Wife, son Jacob Bradbury, daughter Hannah Ritter, son George Bradbury, daughter Mary Bele, granddaughter Elizabeth Bele, son Thomas Chambers Bradbury, daughter Rhoda Stanly and her eldest son James Stanly, son James Bradbury, daughter Elizabeth Grantham, son-in-law Thos. Grantham, grandson James Bradbury Ritter and grandson Aron Ritter
    Executors: William McKinne, Richard McKinne and Stephen Stanly
    Witnesses: Wm. McKinne Junr., Michel Buell/Bauell, Thos. Costettor and Elizabeth Auly/Orrly
    1786, Will, Wayne County, NC - James Bradbury Page 1
    1786, Will, Wayne County, NC - James Bradbury Page 1
    1786, Dec 8 -- Will, Wayne County, NC
    1787, Jan [proven]
    Will of James Bradbury, dec'd.
    Heirs: Wife, son Jacob Bradbury, daughter Hannah Ritter, son George Bradbury, daughter Mary Bele, granddaughter Elizabeth Bele, son Thomas Chambers Bradbury, daughter Rhoda Stanly and her eldest son James Stanly, son James Bradbury, daughter Elizabeth Grantham, son-in-law Thos. Grantham, grandson James Bradbury Ritter and grandson Aron Ritter
    Executors: William McKinne, Richard McKinne and Stephen Stanly
    Witnesses: Wm. McKinne Junr., Michel Buell/Bauell, Thos. Costettor and Elizabeth Auly/Orrly

    Histories
    Wallace DNA Project
    Wallace DNA Project
    The results of numerous Wallace and Ritter DNA tests

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] Biographical Memoirs of Greene County, Ind: With Reminiscences of Pioneer Days, Volume 2, B. F. Bowen, (B.F. Bowen, 1908), 736-738, 1908.
      James Ritter, the grandfather of the subject [William Drayton Ritter] of this sketch was a native of North Carolina and a true type of the sterling pioneer. He married Violet Burcham, of that state, and they raised twelve children, Elizabeth, Violet, Polly, Moses, John, Isabelle, Sallie, Nancy, Laza­rus, James and Lewis. Moses Ritter, father of the sub­ject married Achsah O'Neil, of Newberry District, South Carolina. They lived in Surrey County, North Carolina. But tiring of his native community, Moses Ritter came to Washington county, Indiana, on foot and alone in 1817, where he remained four years, and in 1821 moved to Greene county, Indiana, where he procured a large tract of land. Being a carpenter and wagon maker, he fol­lowed his trade together with farming. He was given various commissions in the state by Governor Jennings and was a justice of the peace. In politics he was a Whig and later a Republican. Coming to Bloomfield in 1827 he entered government land, south of the city, and also worked at his trade. He was a Quaker and later a Methodist. He died in 1870, and his wife died in 1873. Moses Ritter's mother came to Indiana in 1823 and lived with her son Lewis, seventeen miles from Indianapolis, until her death. Lazarus lived and died in Greene county, Indiana; John lived in the same county, where he owned and conducted a mill, later going to Texas; Lewis lived near Indianapolis; Elizabeth lived and died in the north­ern part of Greene county; Isabella lived and died in Jas­per county, Illinois; Rosanna lived and died in Hendricks county, Illinois; Sallie lived in the same county; Violet lived and died in Greene county; Nancy and Polly lived and died in Morgan county, Indiana. Five children were born to Moses Ritter and wife, most of whom are still living. They are: Mary, who was the wife of William Mason; she lived and died in Richland township, Greene county, Indiana; Annie, wife of George Grismore, lives in Bloomfield, Indiana; William D., [the subject]; Eliza, the wife of William W. Gainey, retired merchant and post­master of Bloomfield; Emma is the widow of Henry Hill, who was an attorney of Bloomfield, where she still lives.