Family: James Bradbury Ritter / Anna Violet Burcham (F7256)  [1



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  • Father | Male
    James Bradbury Ritter

    Born  12 Dec 1757   
    Died  1 Sep 1816  Surry County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Father  Moses Ritter | F12112 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Hannah Bradbury | F12112 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Anna Violet Burcham

    Born  1765-1770   
    Died  Aft 1830   
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    Child 1 | Female
    Polly Ritter

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    Child 2 | Female
    Sallie Ritter

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    Child 3 | Female
    Nancy Ritter

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    Child 4 | Female
    Rosanna Ritter

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    Child 5 | Female
    Elizabeth Ritter

    Born  Apr 1787  NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1860   
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    Spouse  William Henry Burch | F12099 
    Married  31 Mar 1812  Surry County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 6 | Male
    + Lazarus Ritter

    Born  1789  NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  10 Nov 1856   
    Buried    Newark, Greene County, IN at Newark Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Martha Burch | F14895 
    Married  24 Mar 1825  Greene County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 7 | Male
    Moses Ritter

    Born  2 Sep 1796  NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  25 Nov 1870   
    Buried    Bloomfield, Greene County, IN at Grandview Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Achsah O'Neill | F12098 
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    Child 8 | Male
    John L. Ritter

    Born  1790-1800   
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    Child 9 | Female
    Isabelle Ritter

    Born  1800  NC Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Spouse  Daniel Doty | F12104 
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    Child 10 | Male
    + James Ritter

    Born  11 Jan 1803  NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  11 Jan 1863   
    Buried    Friendswood, Hendricks County, IN at Fairfield Friends Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Rachel Jessup | F12102 
    Married  25 Oct 1824  Greene County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 11 | Male
    Lewis Ritter

    Born  1810  NC Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Spouse  Jemima Morgan | F12103 
    Married  3 Jun 1827  Monroe County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 12 | Female
    Violet Ritter

    Born  10 May 1810  NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  10 Oct 1858   
    Buried    Park, Greene County, IN at Walnut Grove Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  David Burcham | F12100 
    Married     

  • 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.