John Ritter

John Ritter

Male 1760 - 1828  (67 years)

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  • Name John Ritter 
    Born 6 Aug 1760 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jul 1828 
    Buried Moore County, NC at Davis/Ritter Cemetery #227 Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • 1787, Nov 20 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #114 John Ridder entered 50 acres located on Locust Branch of Richland Creek.

      1787 -- Marriage Licenses, Moore County, NC Will Book A Page 382
      John Ritter and Elizabeth Richardson were granted a marriage license. Jesse Ritter was the surety.

      1788, Jul 3 -- Land Grant #354, Moore County, NC
      John Ritter received 50 acres located on Locust Branch. John Ritter and Everid Ritter were chain carriers.

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 156
      John Ritter
      (16+) 1M
      (0-16) 1M
      2F

      1790, Feb 16,18 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 256-257,263
      John Ritter recorded his mark be recorded as a swallow fork in the left ear and a slit in the right.

      1792, Jan 2 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #403 John Ritter entered 100 acres located on the Morter Glade adjoining Hinson, Matthews and McLeod.

      1792, Feb 21 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 336
      Ordered that Thomas Ritter be appointed overseer of the road that leads by the Widow Muses and have the following hands to work: Wm. Dunn & hands, Saml. Dunn, John Upton, Jesse Upton, Edward Upton, Richd. Upton, Jno. Dannelly, John Atkinson, Thos. Muse, Saml. Elkins, Jacob Stutts, Jno. Ritter, Everet Ritter, Jesse Bean, John Sowell, Jno. Quimby, Jno. McCaskill, Alexr. McCaskill, Jno. Hargrove, Kenneth Murchison, Duncan McIntosh, Martin Martin, Neil McIntosh, Simon Rheubottom and Ezekl. Rheubottom.

      1792, Jul 31 -- Land Grant #431, Moore County, NC
      Jacob Stutts Junr. received 50 acres located on Fork of Buffalo Creek on both sides of the path running from Duncan McIntosh's to the Long Meadow adjoining Duncan McIntosh. Jesse Ritter and John Ritter were chain carriers.

      1792, Nov 21 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 374
      Deed from Joseph Chason to William Richardson was proven by John Ritter

      1793, Jul 15 -- Land Grant #1088, Moore County, NC
      John Ritter received 100 acres located on Morter Glade adjoining Hinson and Mathews. William Richardson and Jesse Ritter were chain carriers.

      1794, Mar 29 -- Land Grant #1602, Moore County, NC
      Joseph McGee [assignee of William Richardson] received 50 acres located north of Buffalo Creek adjoining Zachariah Smith where he formerly lived and his own line. Zachariah Smith and John Ritter were chain carriers.

      1795, Jun 24 -- Land Grant #1113, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Ritter received 50 acres located on the waters of Locust Branch adjoining John Ritter. John Ritter and Everet Ritter were chain carriers.

      1796, Jun 2 -- Land Grant #1112, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Ritter received 50 acres located west of Richland Creek adjoining his own line where he lives and John Ritter. John Ritter and Everit Ritter were chain carriers.

      1796, Jun 13 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #1559 John Ritter entered 100 acres located on the Morter Glade adjoining his own line.

      1797 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      John Ritter listed 1 poll and 350 acres on supernumerary taxes collected by Sheriff Malcom McNeill

      1797, May 27 -- Land Grant #1292, Moore County, NC
      William Richardson received 50 acres located on Kings Street adjoining his own line and Joseph Geason/Chason. Drury Richardson and John Ritter were chain carriers.

      1797, May 27 -- Land Grant #0108, Moore County, NC
      John Ritter received 50 acres located on both sides of Morter Glade adjoining Joseph Geason. Drury Richardson and Jno. Ritter were chain carriers. [Editor's Note: Never granted]

      1797, Jun 2 -- Land Grant #905, Moore County, NC
      Neil McLeod received 50 acres located on the head of Richland Creek. Jesse Ritter and John Ritter were chain carriers.

      1797, Jul 8 -- Land Grant #1440, Moore County, NC
      John Ritter received 50 acres located on both sides of Buffalo Creek adjoining Pennington, his own line (known as Juck's Place). Drury Richardson and Jesse Ritter were chain carriers.

      1797, Aug 18 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #243 John Ritter entered 100 acres located on Buffaloe Creek adjoining his own line, Nier Brewer and Lawson.

      1797, Dec 19 -- Land Grant #1186, Moore County, NC
      Drury Richardson received 50 acres located on both sides of Buffalo Creek adjoining his own line and John Ritter. Mikagor Brewer and John Ritter were chain carriers.

      1797, Dec 19 -- Land Grant #1244, Moore County, NC
      Joseph McGee received 100 acres located east of Buffalo Creek and both sides of the Waggon Road adjoining Myre, Stephen Richardson, Hinson and Matthews, Drury Richardson, Isaac Hill, Zachariah Smith, his own line, William Richardson and Niel McLeod. John Ritter and William Richardson were chain carriers.

      1798, Apr 17 -- Land Grant #1411, Moore County, NC
      John Ritter received 100 acres located on both sides of Buffalo Creek adjoining Bryant Boroughs, David Lawson, his own line and Nier Brewer. Lanier Brewer and Donald McDonald were chain carriers.

      1798, Oct 8 -- Land Grant #1444, Moore County, NC
      William Richardson received 75 acres located on Kings Street south of Buffalo Creek adjoining Joseph McGee, his own line and Joseph Geason. Drury Richardson and John Ritter were chain carriers.

      1799, Jul 2 -- Land Grant #1582, Moore County, NC
      John Ritter [assignee of John Dunn] received 100 acres adjoining Isaac Pennington, his own line and Robert Davis. Nearer Brewer and Michjah Brewer were chain carriers.

      1801, Aug 28 -- Land Grant #1757, Moore County, NC
      Mikajah Brewer received 50 acres located on Buffalo Creek adjoining his own line and Harden. Sion Hilliard and Jno. Ritter were chain carriers.

      1802, Oct 8 -- Land Grant #2029, Moore County, NC
      Mikajah Brewer received 98 acres located on both sides of Buffalo Creek adjoining John Ritter, Drury Richardson and his own line. Jno. Ritter and Edwd. Richardson were chain carriers.

      1802, Nov 9 -- Land Grant #1601, Moore County, NC
      James Atkins [assignee of Robert Dyer, only son and heir of James Dyer, Dec'd.] received 100 acres located on Buffalo Creek including the Cool Spring adjoining Harmon Brewer. John Ritter and Moses Ritter were chain carriers.

      1802, Nov 23 -- Land Grant #1625, Moore County, NC
      Thomas Ritter received 100 acres located on the drains of McLendons Creek adjoining his own line, Mary Sowell, John McSween, McKay and John Sowell. Jno. Ritter and Thos. Ritter were chain carriers.

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 604
      John Ritter
      (45+) 1M
      (26-45) 1F
      (16-25) 1M 1F
      (10-16) 1M 1F
      (0-10) 3M 1F

      1811, Apr 15 -- Will Book A, Page 271, Moore County, NC
      Will of Drury Richardson, Dec'd. Heirs: wife Sally [all my land on both sides of the King Street], daughter Sally Writter, son Edward Richardson, son Robert Richardson, daughter Letha Cooper, daughter Eliza Writter, daughter Oma Brewer, deceased son William Richardson and son-in-law John Writter. Executors: Bryan Boroughs and John Writter. Witnesses: Aaron Smith and B. Boroughs. Proven May 1811.

      1811, May 17 -- Land Grant #2155, Moore County, NC
      John Ritter received 42.5 acres located east of Buffalo Creek adjoining his own line, Danl. McNeill and Jacob Stutts. Thos. Ritter and John Melton were chain carriers.

      1815 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      John Ritter listed 640 acres valued at $800

      1818-1823 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      John Ritter listed 640 acres valued at $900

      1819, Oct 15 -- Land Grant #2460, Moore County, NC
      John Ritter received 25 acres located on Buffalo Creek adjoining Jacob Stutts, his own line and Boroughs (formerly Micajah Brewer). Jacob Stuts and Richardson Ritter were chain carriers.

      1819, Oct 25 -- Land Grant #2453, Moore County, NC
      John Ritter received 20 acres located south of Buffalo Creek and Watery Branch adjoining his own line and John Dannelly (formerly George Moore). Richardson Ritter and George Moore Jur. were chain carriers.

      1820 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 305
      John Ritter
      (45+) 1M 1F
      (26-45) 1M 2F
      (16-26) 2M 2F
      (10-16) 1M 1F
      (0-10) 1M

      /or/

      1820 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 312
      John Ritter
      (45+) 1M 1F
      (16-26) 2M
      (10-16) 1M 1F
      Slaves
      (0-14) 3M

      1824, Nov 5 -- Land Grant #2660, Moore County, NC
      Robert Wilson received 50 acres located on Buffalo Creek adjoining John Ritter, "old" Drury Richardson, "young" Drury Richardson and John Dannelly. Thomas Dannelly and John Ritter were chain carriers.

      1824, Nov 16 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 59
      Deed from John Milton to Emanuel Yow is witnessed by John Ritter

      1826, Feb 22 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 109
      State v. Abednego Maness. Witnesses: Rebecca Denson, Celia Stuts, Elizabeth Ritter, Danl. Brewer, John Stuts, Wm. Lakey, Nathan Barrett, Charity McDonald, Bradley Garner, Bryan Boroughs, Isaac Maner, James Hunsucker, George Moore, Wm. Waddell, Asa Sowell, Wm. Smith Jr. (E. son), Everet Smith, John Ritter Jur., John Ritter Ser., John Tyson, David Kennedy, James Dunlap, Isaac Smith, James King, Melloney Maner, Polly Moore, Arch. Shields, Wm. Smith Senr., Edward Moore and Sally Denson.

      1828, Aug 18-19 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 223
      Administration of the estate of John Ritter Senr. Dec'd. granted to John Ritter Jr.

      1828, Aug 22 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 233
      Corn. Shields Esq., Alexr. McNeill, Bryan Boroughs and Bradly Garner appointed to lay off 1 years provision for Elizabeth Ritter. [Editor's Note: Widow of John Ritter]

      1828, Aug 22 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 234
      John Ritter Junr. returned an inventory of the estate of John Ritter Senr.

      1828, Sep 18-19 -- Record of Estates Book B, Moore County, NC Page 153, 158-162, 167, 207-208
      Estate of John Ritter Sr., Dec'd.by Administrator John Ritter. Items were purchased by the following: Thomas Williams (son of Jer.), John Ritter, James H. Muse, Elizabeth Ritter, William. Ritter, Jacob Stuts (of Chr.), Wm. W. Morgan, Shadrack Maness, Alexr. McIntosh, Samuel Jackson, Martin Hill, John Stuts (of Jacob), Henry Stuts Sr., Jesse Bean Jr., Wm. Brown, James Garner, Abner Brown, Henry Maness, Aaron Kennedy, Wm. Dunn, Susan Ritter, Henry Stuts, George Hunsucker, Githroe Denson, Bryant R. McDonald, James Lewis, George Hunsucker Jr., Leonard Stuts, Robert Milton, John Hunsucker, Everet Ritter, John Stuts (of H), John Williams, Daniel Muse Jr., Henry Stuts Jr., James Ritter, Daniel Muse, George Moore and John Moore. Notes due on the following: L. Kennedy, Alexr. Kennedy, George Hunsucker, John T. Ritter, Wm. Hunsucker, John Milton, John Richardson, William W. Morgan, Anderson B. Smith, David Kennedy, William Waddell, Shadrick Maness, William Maness, John Ritter, David Langford, Thomas Dannelly, Nathan Wallis and William Cagle.

      1829, Feb 20 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 258
      The following were appointed to lay off a portion of 685 acres on Buffalo Creek for Elizabeth Ritter, widow of John Ritter, Dec'd. adjoining John Ritter Jr. and Jacob Stutts: Robert Wilson, Abner Brown, Archd. Shields, Henry Stuts, Robert Brady, Bradly Garner, Lewis Garner, Aaron Kennedy, William Dunn, John Cagle and Bradly Brady.
    Person ID I04117  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2022 

    DNA Tests  28 DNA tests are associated with John Ritter 

    Father Jesse Ritter,   b. 1735, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. c1810, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Susannah Wallace 
    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.
    1910 History of the Ritter Family by Murry Connie Ritter
    1910 History of the Ritter Family by Murry Connie Ritter
    Recent discoveries from Linda Ritter of Louisiana detail the Ritter family history through personal letters as well as an oral family history written in 1910 by Murry Connie Ritter as told by his father William Young Ritter [age 77 in 1910] who passed the oral history down from his grandfather, Everett Ritter, Sr.
    Family ID F4920  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth H. Richardson,   b. 14 Feb 1760,   d. Mar 1841  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1787  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Wesley Ritter,   b. 28 Mar 1786,   d. 17 Jan 1821  (Age 34 years)
    +2. John Richardson Ritter,   b. 1793,   d. 1861  (Age 68 years)
    +3. William D. Ritter,   b. 18 Apr 1796,   d. 20 Oct 1860  (Age 64 years)
     4. Richardson Ritter,   b. 20 Oct 1803,   d. Mar 1821  (Age 17 years)
    +5. Susannah Ritter,   b. 14 Sep 1809,   d. 18 Jan 1846  (Age 36 years)
     6. Everet Ritter,   b. 1800-1810
    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.
    1785-1787 Marriage Register, Moore County, NC.pdf
    1785-1787 Marriage Register, Moore County, NC.pdf
    Located on Page 382 of Will Book A, Moore County, NC
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2022 
    Family ID F1380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1787 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Moore County, NC at Davis/Ritter Cemetery #227 Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1811 Will Book A Page 271, Moore County, NC - Will of Drury Richardson
    1811 Will Book A Page 271, Moore County, NC - Will of Drury Richardson
    1811 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2205 - Jesse Ritter
    1811 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2205 - Jesse Ritter
    1802 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1921 - Jesse Ritter
    1802 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1921 - Jesse Ritter
    1796 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1112 - Jesse Ritter
    1796 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1112 - Jesse Ritter
    1784 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #185 - Jesse Ritter
    1784 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #185 - Jesse Ritter
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1195 - Jesse Ritter
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1195 - Jesse Ritter
    1795 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1113 - Jesse Ritter
    1795 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1113 - Jesse Ritter
    1805 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #0107 - Jesse Ritter
    1805 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #0107 - Jesse Ritter
    1788 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #354 - John Ritter
    1788 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #354 - John Ritter
    1792 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #431 - Jacob Stutts
    1792 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #431 - Jacob Stutts
    1793 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1088 - John Ritter
    1793 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1088 - John Ritter
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #186 - Drury Richardson
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #186 - Drury Richardson
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #0108 - John Ritter
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #0108 - John Ritter
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1440 - John Ritter
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1440 - John Ritter
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1411 - John Ritter
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1411 - John Ritter
    1799 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1582 - John Ritter
    1799 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1582 - John Ritter
    1811 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2155 - John Ritter
    1811 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2155 - John Ritter
    1819 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2453 - John Ritter
    1819 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2453 - John Ritter
    1819 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2460 - John Ritter
    1819 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2460 - John Ritter
    1829 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2771 - William Ritter
    1829 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2771 - William Ritter
    1834 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2994 - John Ritter
    1834 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2994 - John Ritter
    1838 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3127 - William Ritter
    1838 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3127 - William Ritter
    1844 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3262 - William Ritter
    1844 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3262 - William Ritter
    1851 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3624 - William Ritter
    1851 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3624 - William Ritter
    1802 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1625 - Thomas Ritter
    1802 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1625 - Thomas Ritter
    Map of Early Ritter Land Grants in Moore County, NC
    Map of Early Ritter Land Grants in Moore County, NC
    Tracts highlighted include Jesse Ritter, Sr. [GREEN], and sons: Thomas [YELLOW], John [LIGHT BLUE], Everett [RED] and Jesse, Jr. [PINK]. Grandsons: William [ORANGE], John R. [DARK BLUE], John T. [BLACK] and George [GRAY].
    1823 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC - Abednego Maness James Lakey murder trial witness list
    1823 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC - Abednego Maness James Lakey murder trial witness list

    Headstones
    John Ritter
    John Ritter
    Husband of Elizabeth Richardson and son of Jesse Ritter

    Histories
    1797 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1797 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Partial Tax List collected By Sheriff Malcolm McNeill. Courtesy of the NC Archives. [Located in Treasurer and Comptroller Papers, County Settlements, Box 64, Moore County]
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Earliest complete tax list for Moore County. It is a very large file and may take additional time to load. Courtesy of James V. Comer and the NC Archives. [Located in Treasurer and Comptrollers Papers, Box 6. Moore County]
    1818-1823 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1818-1823 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Tax List for District #1 and District #2. While the exact date is uncertain based on a comparison of several landowners it is estimated to have been taken between 1818-1823. This was handed down by the family of Richard Street, tax assessor. during the time period. It is a very large file and may take additional time to load. Courtesy of James V. Comer and the Moore County Library.
    Wallace DNA Project
    Wallace DNA Project
    The results of numerous Wallace and Ritter DNA tests
    1784 Petition, Cumberland County, NC - Creation of Moore County
    1784 Petition, Cumberland County, NC - Creation of Moore County
    Apr 1784 - Jun 1784 General Assembly Session Records, Box 3 Folder 41

    A Bill for dividing Cumberland County into two distinct Counties and for the other purposes therein mentioned.

    In H. Commons 3 May 1785. Read for the first time and passed by order. 13 May 1784 read the second time amended and passed.

    In Senate May 3rd 1784. Read the first time and passed by order. 4th May 1784 read the second time amended by consent of the Commons passed and order to be engrossed.

    To the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina now setting. The petition pf the Inhabitants of Cumberland County have now showeth. Whereas your petitioners living in the Upper End of the said County do labour under great hardship in attending on Courts and Other Public meetings from their remote situation from the Court House, many of whom being upwards of sixty miles there from, do Humbly pray that the said County may be Divided To Wit: Beginning on the South Side of Cape Fare River, at Chatham County line where it crosses sd. River running from thence a direct course to Coles Bridge on Drowning Creek, And so to be bounded by the lines of the Adjacent Countys as to make a Distinct County, Nevertheless on to the Boundaries your petitioners most Humbly Submiths to your great Wisdom to which they ever think themselves in duty bound to pray.

    Jas. Burges, Thos. Armstrong, James Dyer, Wm. Armstrong, John Armstrong, Michl. King, Charles Crawford [Capt.], Wm. Cox [Capt.], Wm. Seale, John Overton, John Overton Junr., John Phillips, Wm. Harden, John James, Elijah Bettis, Isaac Hardain, Joseph Furr, Nathl. Norwood, [torn] Hunnicutt, [torn] Dickinson, [torn] Collins, Theopilus Petty, John Hunnicutt, James Maples, Burrel Maples, Daniel Munk, Thos. Collins Jur., Ralph Davis, John Goldston, Martin Dye, Stephen Collons, George Nelson, Abraham Cole, Duncan Johnson, John Camron, Kenneth Camron, Archibald Munk, Thos. Gilmore, Kinchin Kitching, Stephen King [? very faded], Josiah Maples, Matthew Kitching, John Evans, William Kitching, John Cox, Joseph Fry, Johnathan Caddell, Richardson Feagin, John Jackson, Neil McLeod, Danl. Jones, Solomon Cox, James Wadsworth, James Hill, Jac. Caddell, Donald Makensey, George Grimes, Thomas Graham, John Ritter, Jacob Stuts, John Stuts, Eleck Autry, Frederick Autry, John Minyerd, Ritcherd Burd, Robert Burd, James Autray, Christopher Yow, John Leech, Angush Cambell, William Barrett Junior, Colin McLain, John Shufeild Junier, John Hair, Reubin Fremon, William Elmore, James Morgan, Peter (looks more like Frances) Hair, Lues Fels [Lewis Fields?], Donald McLeod, Norman McLeod, Normand McLean, Hector McLain, John Bohanan, Kenneth McDonald, Wm. Cox, Danold McKinnon [?], William Dunn, Thomas Dunn, John Keys, Moses Keyes, William [torn], Henry [torn], Bartholomew Dunn [torn but listed twice in a row ? likely Sr. and Jr.], Allan [torn ? likely Morrison], Norman [torn], Hart. Hunnicutt, John Dunlap, Benjamin Sheales, John Blanchet, William Dunn, Adam Keeling, John Blachett Junr., Robt. Davis, Willm. Martin Junr., Thos Tyson, John Carrell, Anthony Street, James Thorton, Charles Seale, Collins Hardy, Jacob Hardy, Jun., John Kenney, William Cockerham, Solomon Jones, Jacob Hardy, John Hunnicutt Ser., Thos. Maples, Jeremiah Collon, Thos. Agerton, Wm. McKinzie, Wm. Hodges, Edmon Hodges, Joseph Duckworth, Charles Campbell, Drurey Hodges, Anguish McDugal, Jason Wadsworth, James Morgin, James Caddell, Aaron Fagens, John Paitt, James Wadworth, James Muse, Duncan McIntosh, Alexr. McDonald, Anthony Mears, James Simmons, Jhon Warner, Jesse Muse, John Hurley, Thomas Seale, William Morgan, John Morgin, William Morgan Senr., Jesse Ritter, Robert Stephens, Samuel Tidwell, Ansil Melton, Nathaniel Melton, John Adkins, William Barrett, Solomon Barrett, Archibald McDonald, William Ashaly, [Jesse?] Bates, William Smith, John McLane, Richard [Nales?], Peter Shamburger, Wm. McLean, Thomas Grimes, Donald McLeod, Allan Martin, Donald McDonald, Donald McLeod, Murdock Betheun, Alexender Mckeever, John McCauly, Angush McAuly, John Kagel, Gorge Kagel, Nathan Maner, William Maner, Seth Maner, George Keringer, William Williamson, John Williamson, Robert Grimes, Nichlos Newton, Francis Tedwell, Samuel Barrett, William Smith, Nichlos Wallas, Lannard Furr, Nathan Smith, Everet Smith, Isum Smith, Henry Jackson, James Ledlow, Adam Comer, Leonard Cagel, Roger Cagel, William Constable and Peter Garner.

    [Editor's Note: Many of the names are faded, torn and hard to read. Some are actual signatures or marks and clearly multiple names have been signed by one individual]

    A Bill for dividing Cumberland County into two distinct Counties.
    Whereas the County of Cumberland is so extensive that it is extremely inconvenient for the inhabitants to attends courts and public meetings. Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina and it is hereby enacted by the Authority of the same that from and after fourth day of July next the County of Cumberland shall be divided into two distinct Counties by a line beginning at Coles Bridge on drowning creek thence a direct line to the corner of Wake and Johnston Counties in Cumberland line and all that part of Cumberland laying to the north west of the new line shall be a separate and distinct county by the name of Moor County and [be it enacted by the authority afore said] hat the lower part of Cumberland County laying south east of said line shall be a separate and distinct county and known by the name of Fayette County and be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid that nothing herein contained shall be construed to debar the sheriff and Collector of taxes or other officers or any of them in the said county of Cumberland as it stood undivided from levying any collections or making districts for any taxes fees or other duties that may be due from the inhabitants thereof on or before the fourth day of July next in the same manner as if this act had never been made any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

    And be enacted by the authority aforesaid that the Courts for the County of Fayette be held at the place where the courts of Cumberland County are at present established on the fourth Monday in January April July and October in every year and that the Courts for the County of Moore hereafter shall be held at such place within the said County as the Commissioner herein after named shall appoint on the fourth Monday in February May August November in every year and that all causes please writs actions suits plaints process precepts recognizances and other matters and things in the Court of Cumberland depending from and immediately after the first day of August next shall stand adjourned and continued from the present Court House of the said County to such place as the said Commissioners or a majority of them shall direct and appoint as aforesaid and all appearances and returns which shall be made on the days appointed by law for holding in the said court of Cumberland shall hereafter be made to the first Court that shall be held for that county wherein the cause of action arose and all suitors and witnesses bound to appear there of in the same manner as if the said court had not been removed from the present Court House any law usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

    And be it also enacted by the authority aforesaid that Thomas Matthews, John Roberson, Willis Dickerson, Philip Alston and John Jackson or the majority of them shall be and hereby appointed Commissioner and impowered and directed to agree with workmen for erecting and building a Courthouse prison and stocks for the use of said County of Moor and for purchasing materials for that purpose and for enabling the said Commissioners to defray the expenses of said building a tax of one Shilling on every hundred pounds of taxable property within the said County of Moor as the same is established by this act and an equal sum on every unmarried man not possessed of the value of one Hundred pounds shall be levied and collected in the same manner as public taxes are or shall be levied and collected and all person who shall refuse or neglect to pay the taxes, by this Act impose upon them at the time and in the manner which is or shall be appointed by law for the payment of public taxes shall be liable to disthis [?] and sale of their property in the same manner as for non payment of public taxes and it is further declared that the said tax shall be collected by the officer or officers who is or may be appointed to collect the public taxes and such officer or officers shall give security to the said Commissioners for the faithfull discharge of his or their duty and shall be intitled to the same Commissions and liable to the same penalties restrictions process and remedy for enforcing the payment thereof as by law my be had against collectors or receivers of public monies.

    And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that the County Courts of Moore and Fayette shall nominate the following number of freeholders to serve as jurors of the Superior County for the District of Wilmington of which district the said Counties are hereby declared to be part that is to say for County of Boston [should be Moore] and for the County of Fayette any law or statute to the contrary notwithstanding and be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that for running the dividing line Thomas Matthews & Jno Adkins be and they are duly appointed commissioners and imposed to lay off run and make the said dividing line agreeable to the direction of this act which said line when run by the Commissioners herein named shall be by them entered of record in the courts of the counties of which the said lines to be boundary and shall hereafter be deemed the dividing line between said counties.
    1815 Petition Moore County NC Taxation.pdf
    1815 Petition Moore County NC Taxation.pdf
    1815 -- Petition, Nov-Dec 1815 General Assembly Session Records, Box 2 - Petitions
    The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly regarding taxation and the valuation of property: [selected signers] John McAulay Junr., Robt, Graham, Ambrose Mainess, Leonard Furr, Jesse Ritter Senr., Allan McLane, Thos. Ritter, Jno, Ritter, Everet Ritter, Benajmin Dunn, William Wright, Alexander McIntosh, Neil McIntosh, Hector McNeill, Martin Martin, William Williamson, William Lewis, Amus Dowdy, Henry Stutts, Jams. Manes, James Morgan, Nord. Matheson, Malcolm Morison, Christopher Bethune, Norman McDuffey, Allan Morison, Alexanr. Morison, William Dunn (wet), Bartholomew Dunn Sr., Wm. Dunn, Saml. Dunn, Bartholomew Dunn Junr., John Newton, Normand McKinnon, Murdoch McAulay, Benjamin Britt, Christopher Stuts, Donald McLeod, Niel Matheson, David Richardson, Bartholo. Dun, Lewis Sowel, Melony Newton, William Sowel, Alexr. Morison, Stephen Davis, Burl Deaton, John McKinnon, Robert Melton, John Upton, John Smith, Jesse Brown, Jess Lankford, Niel McLeod, Norman McKinnon, Ansel Melton, Arington Sowel, Willis Dickinson, Thos. Dickinson, Jesse Carroll, Robert Cheek, James Cheek, Phillip Cheek, Joseph Farr, Matthais Teague, Benjn. Shields, Jno. Upton, Joseph Duckworth, John Carrel, Francis Myrick, James Harding, Willis Davis, Nathaniel Vick, Ansel Melton, John Martin, David Richardson, Harmon Brewer, Cornelius Kees, Jesse Brewer, Ambrose Brewer, Drewry Brewer, Abednego Maynor, Joseph Morgan, Alexr. Kennedy, William Hunsucker, George Kannedy, Levy Smith, George Hunsucker, Lennerd Stuts, David Caringer, James Williamson, Charles Brady, George Carringer, Jacob Carringer, Willis Brewer, Bradley Garner, Lewis Garner, John Garner, James Sowell, Georg Moore, David Kennedy, Benjamin Elkins, Adam Carpenter, Jonathan Bullock, Robert Burd, Nicholas Nall, Mikel Dickinson, Aaron Tyson, Thomas Graham (Capt.), John Overton, Ruben Shields, John Martin, George Fry, John McNeill, John Wadsworth, Wm. Feagin, Ignatious Wadsworth, Samuel Feagen, Thomas Feagen, John Carrell Junr., Benjin. Gilbert, David Overton, John Record, John Carrell Senr., Alexr. Carrell, John Gilbert, John Cheek, Joab Cheek, William Barrett JP, Wm. Cox, John Dunn, Eleazer Birckhead, Absalom Fry, John Daniely, Jesse Sowell, William Caddell, James Fry, Niel McLeod (Surveyor), Robert Graham Sen., Jason Wadsworth, Geo. Cox, John Sowell, James Holcomb, James Dowd, Jacob White, William Hardin, James Muse, Jason Muse, Benjn. Gilbert, Zachariah Smith, Thos. Muse, Kindred Muse, John Graham, Samuel Womble, James Elkins, Jas. Collins, Andrew White, Randal Cheek, Lewis Phillips, James Smith, James Handcock, Willis Elkins, Samuel Elkins, Solimon Phillips, Brother Carrell and Sterling Carrell.
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Moore County, NC Y-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

  • Sources 
    1. [S1119] A Guide to Moore County Cemeteries, Anthony E. Parker, (1976, Moore County Historical Association, Southern Pines, NC).

    2. [S1113] Old Moore County, NC Vital Statistics 1784-1890, James Vann Comer, (1999, James Vann Comer, PO Box 2681, Sanford, NC 27331 ).