Captain John Ritter

Captain John Ritter

Male 1816 - 1902  (86 years)

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  • Name John Ritter 
    Title Captain 
    Born 9 Jun 1816 
    Gender Male 
    Residence Capt. John Ritter/Sarah Myrick Homeplace, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 2 Nov 1902 
    Buried Moore County, NC at Smyrna Methodist Church Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    John Heinrich Ritter,   b. Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1739, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (3 x Great Grandfather) 
    Dolly Garner,   b. Abt 1790,   d. Bef 31 May 1848  (Age ~ 58 years)  (Mother) 
    Notes 
    • 1844, Oct 31 -- 1844-1847 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 79
      Henry Yow, Joseph Allen and John Ritter Junr. appointed patrollers in District #8

      1845 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC, District #8
      John Ritter listed 1 white poll and 1 black poll

      1845, Oct 6 -- Deed Book 21 Page 470-471, Moore County, NC
      Enoch Maness deeded John Ritter 69 acres located south of Deep River adjoining Abraham Hunsucker. Elias Maness and Alford Brower were witnesses.

      1845, Oct 28 -- 1844-1847 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 227-228
      Deed from Benjamin Denson to John Ritter power of attorney proven by Elias Maness
      Deed from Benjamin Denson to John Ritter Jr. proven by Elias Maness

      1850 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 225-B
      John Ritter 34 M, Farmer, $350 Real Estate, Born in NC
      Sarah A. Ritter 32 F, Born in NC
      Marion Ritter 10 M, Born in NC
      Thomas Ritter 9 M, Born in NC
      Martha Ritter 7 F, Born in NC
      John S. Ritter 5 M, Born in NC
      Mary Ritter 3 F, Born in NC
      Judy Ritter 2 F, Born in NC
      Cynthia Ritter 4/12 F, Born in NC
      Huldah Myrick 54 F, Born in NC
      Addison Ritter 1 M, Born in NC

      1860 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 185-B
      1870 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 605
      1880 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 361-B
      1900 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 74
    Person ID I04046  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 

    DNA Tests  38 DNA tests are associated with Captain John Ritter 

    Father Thomas Wesley Ritter,   b. 28 Mar 1786,   d. 17 Jan 1821  (Age 34 years) 
    Mother Dolly Garner,   b. Abt 1790,   d. Bef 31 May 1848  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Notes 
    • 1848, May 31 -- Deed Book 10 Page 539-541, Moore County, NC
      John Garner and wife Judith, Elias Maness and wife Elizabeth, Asa Maness and wife Ann, Eliza Ritter and John Ritter deeded Lewis Garner 134 acres located on Deep River adjoining Lewis Garner and John Ritter. Jas. L. Garner was a witness. [Editor's Note -- heirs of Dolly Garner Ritter Dec'd.]
    Family ID F0079  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sara Ann Myrick,   b. 4 Apr 1818,   d. 19 Mar 1905  (Age 86 years) 
    Married Abt 1839 
    Children 
    +  1. Male Francis Marion Ritter,   b. 13 Apr 1840,   d. 31 Jul 1907  (Age 67 years)
    Mary Martha "Polly" Kennedy  (Age 88 years)  m. Abt 1862
    +  2. Male Thomas Ritter,   b. 13 Jun 1841,   d. 1 Jul 1915  (Age 74 years)
    Sara Maness  (Age 82 years)  m. Abt 1866
    +  3. Female Martha Emily Ritter,   b. 30 Dec 1842,   d. 10 Apr 1915  (Age 72 years)
    Judiah H. Hussey  (Age 59 years)
    +  4. Male John Spinks Ritter,   b. 1 Aug 1844,   d. 18 Aug 1916  (Age 72 years)
    Mary Maness  (Age 41 years)   
    Lucy Jane Owen  (Age 100 years)  m. Abt 1891
    +  5. Female Mary Ritter,   b. 11 Jan 1846,   d. 21 Jun 1928  (Age 82 years)
    Robartis Hussey  (Age 80 years)  m. 21 Jul 1864
    +  6. Female Judy Ritter,   b. 20 May 1847,   d. 23 Apr 1921  (Age 73 years)
    Eli Bray Lambert  (Age 80 years)  m. Abt 1866
    +  7. Female Cynthia America Ritter,   b. 9 Feb 1850,   d. 6 Jan 1938  (Age 87 years)
    John H. "Jack" Powers  (Age 78 years)  m. Abt 1872
    +  8. Female Sarah Jane Ritter,   b. 15 Mar 1852,   d. 4 Jun 1923  (Age 71 years)
    William Thomas "Billy" Maness  (Age 80 years)  m. Abt 1873
    +  9. Female Huldah Ritter,   b. 11 Aug 1854,   d. 30 May 1923  (Age 68 years)
    Eli Branson Garner  (Age 65 years)  m. Abt 1885
    +10. Male Jack Ritter,   b. Mar 1857,   d. 4 Jul 1903  (Age ~ 46 years)
    Sarah Howard  (Age ~ 39 years)  m. Abt 1882
    +11. Male Joseph Ritter,   b. 02 Dec 1857, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1936, Greensboro, Guilford County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Rutha Jane Florence Wallace  (Age 69 years)  m. Abt 1883
    +12. Female Julia Ann Ritter,   b. 15 Apr 1861,   d. 4 Jun 1926  (Age 65 years)
    George H. Williamson  (Age 36 years)
    +13. Female Exir Louise Ritter,   b. 30 Jun 1862,   d. 21 Jan 1925  (Age 62 years)
    John Cuit "Jack" Caviness  (Age 88 years)  m. Abt 1887
    +14. Female Elizabeth Adelaide "Bettie" Ritter,   b. 11 Oct 1865,   d. 27 Jan 1938  (Age 72 years)
    Levi Maness  (Age 96 years)  m. Abt 1883
    Family ID F1354  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Capt. John Ritter/Sarah Myrick Homeplace, Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Moore County, NC at Smyrna Methodist Church Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Captain John Ritter
    Capt John Ritter photo

    Documents
    1838 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3127 - William Ritter
    1838 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3127 - William Ritter
    1848 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3509 - Lewis Garner
    1848 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3509 - Lewis Garner

    Headstones
    John Ritter
    John Ritter

    Histories
    1845 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8
    1845 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8
    Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8
    Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
    1849 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8
    1849 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8
    Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
    Wallace DNA Project
    Wallace DNA Project
    The results of numerous Wallace and Ritter DNA tests
    1851 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8
    1851 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8
    Courtesy of the NC Archives.
    1843 Petition, Moore County, NC
    1843 Petition, Moore County, NC
    1843, Jan 20 -- Petition, Nov 1842-Jan 1843 General Assembly Session Records
    The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly for relief from debts due to economic hardship. They requested the General Assembly pass a law preventing creditors from buying defaulted property unless the debtors was allowed 2/3 the value of the land: J.J. Alston, Carroll Brady, Bradley Brady, Jesse Hedgepeth, W.D. Tyson, John Warner, Pitate Ivey, N.S. Marley, Neill Peterson, John Oats, Duncan McIver, William Underwood, E.Q. Sowell, Thos. Fry, John D. McDonald, John Patterson, D.M.R. McIntosh (Cpt.), John McIver (Cpt.), Eli R. Sowe;l, Jesse Stafford, Aaron A.F. Sowell, Lewis Lawhon, George Hunsucker, Hugh McKenzie, Jacob Stutts, Daniel Muse, Alexd. Camerson, Wm. Wadsworth, Peter Black, George D. Ritter, J.H. Muse, Mathew Williams, Jesse Sanders, Jno. McDonald, W.K. Benjamin, J. Thomas, D.M. McIntosh, Joab Cheek, Corn, Shields, Fannin Moore, Bryan Boroughs, George Stutts, Henry Stutts, William Sears, Robt. L. Purvis, Stephen Beryman, Benj. Shields, Neill McNeill, Danl. McRae, Hugh Mathis, A. Munroe, A. Stutts, Neill Mathis, Brinkly Phillips, Thomas Muse, Thomas J. Pervis, Daniel McNeill, John Tyson, Balaam Stewart, Henry Stutts Jr., Levi Wright, John Ritter, John Dunlap, J.J. Phillips, Dempsey Sowell, Joseph Upton, John Oliver, Neill McQueen, Angus McCaskill, William B. Williamson, A. Harper, Jesse B. Caddell, Angus McCaskill, James B. Muse, M. McLeod, Green B. Fields, Martin Hunsucker, Newton R. Bryan, Peter Cornelison, Benjamin Phillips, Charles Brady, Elijah Y. Rice [?], Norman D. McDuffie, Wm. Brewer, Martin Shefield, Patrick Shields, William Dannelly, Eli Phillips and L.W. Lawhon. [Editor's Note: Petition rejected by the NC House]