Margaret Seawell

Female 1762 - Aft 1851  (89 years)


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  • Name Margaret Seawell 
    Born 1762 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 12 Feb 1851 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    Isaac Sowell,   b. 1740-1741,   d. Nov 1782  (Age 41 years)  (Father) 
    Mary Quimby,   b. Abt 1745,   d. Between 1806 and 1808  (Age ~ 61 years)  (Mother) 
    Notes 
    • 1785, May -- Will Book A Page 338, Moore County, NC
      Estate of Isaac Sowell, Dec'd. by Administrator Mary Sowell. Mentions 300 acres on land. Items were purchased by: Mary Sowell, Margrett Sowell and Richardson Feagan.

      1786, Aug 19 -- Deed, Moore County, NC
      Mary Sowell and John Sowell deeded Margaret Sowell 300 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining McDonald. Wm. Barrett, Jesse Ritter and Solomon Barrett were witnesses. Proven by Jesse Ritter Feb 1787. [Editor's Note: Original located in Herbert Floyd Seawell Sr. Papers at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC]

      1787, Feb 20 -- 1785-1794 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 139
      Deed from Mary Sowell and John Sowell to Margaret Sowell proven by Jesse Ritter

      1791, Mar 23 -- Deed, Moore County, NC
      Thomas Ritter and Margaret Ritter deeded John Sowell 300 acres located on McLendons Creek formerly sold by Jacob McLendon to Isaac Sowell. Neill McLeod and Jesse Ritter were witnesses. Proven by Neill McLeod Aug 1792. [Editor's Note: Located in NC Supreme Court Case #2744, Thomas Ritter and wife Margaret v. William Barrett]

      1792, Aug 20 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 362
      Deed from Thomas Ritter and Margaret Ritter to John Sowell was proven by Neil McLeod

      1838, Dec -- Supreme Court Case #2744
      From Moore County. Thomas Ritter and wife Margaret v. William Barrett. Regarding 300 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining Jacob McLendon including the land that Mary Sowell resided on in 1786. The 300 acres was granted to Thomas Knight in 1760 and deeded to Jacob McLendon in 1762; deeded to Isaac Sowell in 1772; Isaac Sowell died in 1784 and land was transferred to widow Mary Sowell and oldest son John Sowell; deeded to Margaret Sowell, wife of Thomas Ritter in 1786. Deeds in the file include 1791 from Thomas Ritter and Margaret Ritter to John Sowell and 1830 from John Sowell to William Barrett Senr. In Jan 1836, Mary Smith and Wm. Wallice/Wm. Smith are associated with the land with William Barrett Senr. as landlord.

      1850 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 168
      Burrell Ritter 37 M, Farmer, Born in NC
      Catharine Ritter 34 F, Born in NC
      Elizabeth Ritter 11 F, Born in NC
      Deborah Ritter 9 F, Born in NC
      Margaret Ritter 6 F, Born in NC
      Mary Ritter 4 F, Born in NC
      Susannah Ritter 3 F, Born in NC
      Martha C. Ritter 1 F, Born in NC
      Margaret Ritter 88 F, Born in NC

      1851, Feb 12 [written] -- Will Book B Page 232, Moore County, NC
      Will of Margaret Ritter, dec'd.
      Heirs: son Burrell Ritter
      Witnesses: Thos. B. Tyson, John Hannon
    Person ID I03121  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2022 

    DNA Tests  16 DNA tests are associated with Margaret Seawell 

    Father Isaac Sowell,   b. 1740-1741,   d. Nov 1782  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Mary Quimby,   b. Abt 1745,   d. Between 1806 and 1808  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Family ID F1022  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas Ritter,   b. 1764,   d. 1849, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Children 
    +  1. Male Moses Ritter,   b. 1780-1784
    Mary
    +  2. Male John Thomas Ritter,   b. 1792,   d. May 1869  (Age 77 years)
       3. Male George Ritter,   b. 1793
    +  4. Female Anna Ritter,   b. 3 Sep 1793,   d. 1865  (Age 71 years)
    James Bryant  (Age 75 years)
    +  5. Female Jennet K. Ritter,   b. 1797,   d. Aft 1880  (Age 84 years)
    Daniel H. Muse  (Age 76 years)
       6. Male William Ritter,   b. 1797
       7. Male Marvel Ritter,   b. 1790-1800
    +  8. Male Dickson / Dixon Ritter,   b. 5 Nov 1800, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1880  (Age 79 years)
    Elizabeth  (Age 45 years)
       9. Male Willoughby Ritter,   b. 1800-1805
    +10. Male James T. Ritter,   b. 1805,   d. 1898, Cumberland County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    Margaret Caroline Ray  m. 8 Dec 1840
    +11. Male Henry B. Ritter,   b. 1811
    +12. Male Burrell Ritter,   b. 1813,   d. 28 Sep 1873, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Catherine Lawhon  (Age 57 years)
    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 30 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F1308  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1785 Will Book A Page 338, Moore County, NC - Estate of Isaac Sowell
    1785 Will Book A Page 338, Moore County, NC - Estate of Isaac Sowell
    1851 Will Book B Page 232, Moore County, NC - Will of Margaret Ritter
    1851 Will Book B Page 232, Moore County, NC - Will of Margaret Ritter

    Histories
    Moore County, NC DNA Project
    Moore County, NC DNA Project
    DNA Results and Analysis for Moore County families including Allen, Barrett, Bean, Brewer, Britt, Brown, Burns, Caddell, Cagle, Carpenter, Caviness, Chriscoe, Cockman, Cole, Comer, Davis, Deaton, Dunn, Furr, Garner, Hancock, Hardin, Hare, Horner, Hunsucker, Hussey, Jackson, Kennedy, Key, Kidd, Lawrence, Maness, McIntosh, McNeill, Melton, Monroe, Moore, Morgan, Muse, Nall, Phillips, Richardson, Riddle, Ritter, Sanders, Seawell, Sheffield, Smith, Stewart, Stutts, Sullivan, Wallace, Welch, Williams, Williamson and Wright