Moses Ritter

Male 1730 - Bef 1819  (89 years)


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  • Name Moses Ritter 
    Born 1730 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1753-1775  Wayne County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1775-1785  Sampson County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1787-1819  New Hanover County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Bef 11 May 1819  New Hanover County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1753, Apr 12 -- Land Grant #116 & 1112, Johnston County, NC
      Moses Retter received a 165 acre Land Grant located East of Little River and on both sides of Buck Branch.

      1759, Sep 1 -- Land Grant #482 & 1037, Johnston County, NC
      Moses Rutter received a 92 acre Land Grant located North of Little River on the Head of Buck Swamp including the Goose Pond adjoining his former line.

      1762, Nov 15 -- Land Patent Book 15 Page 454, Dobbs County, NC
      William Grant received a 140 acre Land Grant located on Buck Swamp and the Mouth of Clayey Branch adjoining his own line and Moses Ruter.

      1763, Mar 17 -- Land Grant #295, Dobbs County, NC
      Moses Ritter received a 100 acre Land Grant located on Buck Swamp and the Mouth of Clayey Branch adjoining his own line and William Grant. John Regestor and Arthur Peacock were chain carriers.

      1764, May 10 -- Land Grant #527, Dobbs County, NC
      James Bradbury received a 300 acre Land Grant located East of Little River near the Goose Pond adjoining John Esterling, Henry Esterling and Moses Retter. Moses Retter and Absolem Sentos were chain carriers.

      1765, Apr-Apr 1769 -- Deed Book 7, Dobbs County, NC
      Page 111 - Moses Ritter to Thomas Price/Rice
      Page 138 - Jesse Ritter to Drury Alldridge

      1765, Sep 21 -- Land Grant #575, Dobbs County, NC
      James Bradbury received a 640 acre Land Grant located on Lower side of Little River on Buck Marsh and Breezy Branch adjoining his own line, and William Hooker. Moses Ratter and George Bradbury were chain carriers.

      1767, Aug 10 -- Land Grant #920, Dobbs County, NC
      Moses Ritter received a 100 acre Land Grant located between Mirtle Branch and Buck Branch adjoining James Bradberry, Henerey Easterling and near Retter's own line. Wm. Waller and Isam Ellis were chain carriers.

      1769, Dec 16 -- Land Patent Book 20 Page 491, Dobbs County, NC
      William Worrel received a 375 acre Land Grant located South of Nauhunty Swamp and South of Slugh Swamp adjoining Moses Retter, Elliot and Widow Speir.

      1771, Nov 28 -- North Carolina Colonial Records Volume 22 Page 414
      Moses Ritter listed on Account of Sundry Firelocks Pressed into his Majesty's Service in the Expedition against the Insurgents in 1771, for the Dobbs Detachment, which were lost, broke or destroyed.

      1773, Apr-May 1775 -- Deed Book 10, Dobbs County, NC
      Page 420 - Jessee Ritter to Moses Ritter
      Page 474 - Moses Ritter to Joshua Howell

      1775, Apr 18 -- Deed Book 3 Page 502, Sampson County, NC
      Edward Byrd deeded Moses Ritter 100 acres located East of Six Runs adjoining Henry MacCullows. Benjamon Bell and William Younf were witnesses.

      1775, Apr 18 -- Deed Book 3 Page 503, Sampson County, NC
      Daniel Watkins and wife Barsheba deeded Moses Ritter 150 acres located on Run of Beaverdam Swamp adjoining Edward Byrd. David James and Jessey Watkins were witnesses.

      1777, Jan-Apr 1779 -- Deed Book 11, Dobbs County, NC
      Page 198 - Moses Ritter to Wilson Wadkins

      1783 -- Census, Duplin County, NC [current Sampson County, NC]
      Moses Ritter listed

      1784 -- Tax List, Sampson County, NC
      Moses Ritter listed 250 acres and 2 white polls

      1785, Feb 21 -- Deed Book 20 Page 80, Sampson County, NC
      Moses Ritter deeded James Spiller two tracts of land: (1) 100 acres located East of Six Runs adjoining Edward Byrd, William Blackman. (2) 150 acres adjoining David James, Sr. and William Herndon. Thomas Coggins and William Harper were witnesses,

      1785. Mar 23 -- County Court Minutes, Sampson County, NC
      A deed from Moses Ritter to James Spiller for 500 acres was proven by Thomas Coggins.

      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

      1787, Feb 8 -- Deed Book K Page 438, New Hanover County, NC
      Bryant Buxton deeded Moses Ritter 250 acres located on Poplar Swamp of widow Moore's Creek adjoining Thomas Moore, Jeremiah Malpass, Nathaniel McGufford and Anthony Ward including plantation known as Clay Fields. John Jones, Jesse Rooks and David Jones were witnesses.

      1789, Jun 15 -- Land Grant #2231, New Hanover County, NC
      Moses Ritter received a 100 acre Land Grant located East of Moore's Creek on both sides of Poplar Branch. Thomas Lewis and Moses Ritter were chain carriers.

      1789, Jun 15 -- Land Grant #2232, New Hanover County, NC
      Moses Ritter received a 100 acre Land Grant located East of Moore's Creek, adjoining Thomas Lewis and his own line including Cuffie's Point Bay. Thomas Lewis and Moses Ritter were chain carriers.

      1790 -- Census, New Hanover County, NC Page 51
      Moses Rettor
      (16+) 1M
      (0-16) 3M
      7F

      1791, Dec 2 -- Land Grant #2355, New Hanover County, NC
      Moses Ritter received a 300 acre Land Grant located East of Moore's Creek, near Moore's Creek Swamp, Cuffey's Branch and Haws Branch adjoining John Jones and his own line. Thomas Ritter and Clemmer Ritter were chain carriers.

      1789, Jun 15 -- Land Grant #2270, New Hanover County, NC
      Moses Ritter received a 240 acre Land Grant located between widow Moore's Creek and the new road South of the Clayfield Bay adjoining his own line, John Jones, A. Stakey, Huggins and Thomas Lewis. Wm. Walker and Thos. Ritter were chain carriers.

      1795, Oct 2 -- Land Grant #2520, New Hanover County, NC
      Moses Ritter received a 70 acre Land Grant located West of Long Creek adjoining R. Proby, Wm. Walker, T. Lewis and his on line. Kiah Bonham and Polly Ritter were chain carriers.

      1800, Oct 11 -- Deed Book L Page 496, New Hanover County, NC
      Moses Ritter deeded Nathaniel McGufford 6 tracts of land containing (1) 250 acres on Polar Swamp of widow Moore's Creek adjoining Jeremiah Malpuss, Nathl. McGufford Sr. and Anthony Ward known as the "Clayfields"; (2) 120 acres East of Moore's Creek on Pursleys Branch adjoining Anthony Ward; (3) 100 acres located East of Moore's Creek adjoining Ritter's line, Thos. Lewis and Cuffy's Point Bay; (4) 100 acres located East of widow Moore's Creek and both sides of Poplar Branch; (5) 300 acres located East of Moore's Creek, near Moore's Creek Swamp, Cuffey's Branch and Haws Branch adjoining John Jones; (6) 240 acres located widow Moore's Creek and the new road South of the Clayfield Bay adjoining his own line, John Jones, Arthur Stucky, Huggins and Thomas Lewis. William Sharpless, Pettigrew Moore and Daniel Bourdeaux were witnesses.

      1800, Oct 11 -- Deed Book N Page 355, New Hanover County, NC
      Nathaniel McGufford deeded Moses Ritter slaves Kim and Hages. M. Harples, Pettegru Moore and Daniel Burdeaux were witnesses.

      1804, May 1 and 15 -- Wilmington Gazette, New Hanover County, NC
      The following property owners were listed as being delinquent on their taxes and notified their land was going to be sold in June if the taxes were not paid.
      Moses Ritter for 1801: 50 acres, 1 white poll and 1 black poll
      Moses Ritter for 1802: 47 acres and 1 white poll

      1804, Oct 16 -- Deed Book M Page 492, New Hanover County, NC
      Ajatant Mott deeded Moses Ritter 75 acres on Bever Branch. James Portevent and John Loiteevent were witnesses.

      1804, Oct 16 -- Deed Book M Page 493, New Hanover County, NC
      James Poitevent deeded Moses Ritter 46.5 acres North of Bever Branch adjoining Moses Ritter's line, John Walker and Daniel Burdeaux. Daniel Burdeaux and John Poitevent were witnesses.

      1809, Apr 18 -- True Republican, Wilmington, NC
      Notice: My wife Hannah has deserted my bed and board, without any provocation. I do hereby forwarn all persons whatever, from dealing with her, as I am determined not to pay, or answer any of her contracts, to which I requeit all persons to take due notice. Nevertheless, if my said wife Hannah will return to me, I will support her as usual, or procure a good house for her reception. Moses Ritter Apr 17, 1809

      1809, May 4 -- Deed Book O Page 37, New Hanover County, NC
      Moses Ritter deeded Nathaniel McGufford 111.5 acres located East of Long Creek adjoining Paul Overhison. James Bonham and Sam Buxton were witnesses.

      1810, Aug 14 -- Deed Book O Page 99, New Hanover County, NC
      Moses Ritter deeded to son Jessa. B. Ritter slaves Ann, Susannah, Fan, John and Michel. Wm. Taylor and Solon Busley were witnesses.

      1812, Feb 4 -- Deed Book O Page 328, New Hanover County, NC
      Jesse Ritter deeded to father Moses Ritter slaves Ann, Jack, Mike, Rachel and Fanny. Solomon Beesly and John Harper were witnesses.

      1812, May 28 -- Deed Book O Page 396, New Hanover County, NC
      Moses Ritter deeded Daniel Bordeaux slaves Ann, Fan, Jack, Mike and Rachel. Hugh Cowan and Spencer Stanley were witnesses.

      1814, Jan 21 -- Deed Book Q Page 274, New Hanover County, NC
      Moses Ritter deeded James Moore Jr. a slave named Farraby in return for another slave [not named]. John Moore and James Quen were witnesses.

      1819, May 11 -- Estate, New Hanover County, NC
      Robert Alexr. Henry, Joel Henry, David Smith Jur. and Wm. Jones Larkins were named Administrators of the Estate of Moses Ritter, dec'd.
    Person ID I19624  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2017 

    Family Hannah Bradbury  [1
    Children 
     1. Josiah Ritter,   b. 8 Dec 1755
    +2. 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)
     3. Elizabeth Ritter,   b. 22 Dec 1760, Wayne County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1846, Autauga County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +4. Aaron Ritter,   b. 10 Mar 1763,   d. Bef 1840  (Age 76 years)
     5. Mary Ritter,   b. 27 Apr 1765
     6. Clementine Ritter,   b. 20 Feb 1770
     7. Moses Ritter,   b. 28 Mar 1772
    +8. Thomas Ritter,   b. 31 Mar 1774
     9. Catherine "Kitsey" Ritter,   b. 15 Sep 1776
    +10. Rhoda Ritter,   b. 7 Jan 1779,   d. Bef 14 Sep 1855  (Age 76 years)
     11. Hannah Ritter,   b. 17 Jul 1781
     12. Jesse Bradbury Ritter,   b. 28 Jul 1785
    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.
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F12112  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1753-1775 - Wayne County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1775-1785 - Sampson County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1787-1819 - New Hanover County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 11 May 1819 - New Hanover County, NC Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1753 Land Grant #116/1112, Johnston County, NC - Moses Ritter
    1753 Land Grant #116/1112, Johnston County, NC - Moses Ritter
    1763 Land Grant #295, Dobbs County, NC - Moses Ritter
    1763 Land Grant #295, Dobbs County, NC - Moses Ritter
    1764 Land Grant #527, Dobbs County, NC - James Bradbury
    1764 Land Grant #527, Dobbs County, NC - James Bradbury
    1765 Land Grant #575, Dobbs County, NC - James Bradbury
    1765 Land Grant #575, Dobbs County, NC - James Bradbury
    1767 Land Grant #920, Dobbs County, NC - Moses Ritter
    1767 Land Grant #920, Dobbs County, NC - Moses Ritter
    1789 Land Grant #2231, New Hanover County, NC - Moses Ritter
    1789 Land Grant #2231, New Hanover County, NC - Moses Ritter
    1789 Land Grant #2232, New Hanover County, NC - Moses Ritter
    1789 Land Grant #2232, New Hanover County, NC - Moses Ritter
    1791 Land Grant #2355, New Hanover County, NC - Moses Ritter
    1791 Land Grant #2355, New Hanover County, NC - Moses Ritter
    1794 Land Grant #2270, New Hanover County, NC - Moses Ritter
    1794 Land Grant #2270, New Hanover County, NC - Moses Ritter
    1795 Land Grant #2520, New Hanover County, NC - Moses Ritter
    1795 Land Grant #2520, New Hanover County, NC - Moses Ritter
    1809 Notice, True Republican Newspaper, Wilmington , NC - Moses Ritter to wife Hannah Ritter
    1809 Notice, True Republican Newspaper, Wilmington , NC - Moses Ritter to wife Hannah Ritter
    1819 Estate, New Hanover County, NC - Estate of Moses Ritter
    1819 Estate, New Hanover County, NC - Estate of Moses Ritter

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S70] Jerry Smith [jerrysmith@crosstel.net].
      Jerry provided information he had received listing the children of Moses Ritter and Hannah Bradbury from an old family bible.

      In 1991, the bible was in the possession of Edward R. Harrel, Route 3, Box 6, Selmer, TX 38375. It had belonged to Mary Jane Harrell/Horrell, daughter of Mary Ritter and granddaughter of Moses Ritter.

      A note in the bible stated that Moses lived to be 89 years old and his wife Hannah lived to be 100 years plus 8.