Anna Violet Burcham

Female 1770 - Aft 1830  (61 years)


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  • Name Anna Violet Burcham 
    Born 1765-1770 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1820  Surry County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1830  Hendricks County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Aft 1830 
    Notes 
    • 1820 -- Census, Surry County, NC Page 746
      Mary Ritter [widow???]
      (45+) 1F
      (16-25) 3M
      (16-18) 1M
      (10-16) 1F
    Person ID I18102  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2014 

    Family James Bradbury Ritter,   b. 12 Dec 1757,   d. 1 Sep 1816, Surry County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 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

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  • 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.