1796 - 1860 (64 years)
||William D. Ritter |
||18 Apr 1796
||W.D. Ritter/Catherine Melton Homeplace, Moore County, NC
||20 Oct 1860
||Moore County, NC at Davis/Ritter Cemetery #227 
|Patriarch & Matriarch
- 1824, Feb 17 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 25
Ordered that William Ritter overseer of the road from Buffalow Creek to the branch at McQueens have the following additional hands to work: John Stuts.
1824, Aug 19 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 51
Ordered that John Stuts be appointed overseer in place of Wm. Ritter of the road from George Moore's to the branch at Angus McQueens and have the same hands to work.
1829, Mar 2 -- Land Grant #2771, Moore County, NC
William Ritter received 20 acres located on the waters of Buffalo Creek adjoining heirs of John Ritter, Dec'd. Robert Brady and Hiram Melton were chain carriers.
1830, Feb 15 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 305
The following were appointed to lay off a portion of 369 acres located North of Deep River on John Phillips Creek and School House Spring Branch for Sarah Phillips, widow of John D. Phillips Dec'd. adjoining Lewis Phillips, John Cheek Sr., John Phillips and the branch to the Meeting House: John Cheek Senr., John Cheek Junr., George Wilcox, Cornelius Tyson, William D. Tyson, Harbert Cole, Samson D. Smith, Alexr. McNeill, William Ritter, John Stuts, William B. Cheek and Joab Cheek.
1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 459
(30-40) 1M 1F
1830, Feb 20 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 304-305
The 270 acres of land of George Moore, Dec'd. was partitioned and divided and his Widow Delila Moore received 90 acres located on Buffalo Creek adjoining John Ritter. The following commissioners were appointed: James Melton, Abner Brown, Jos. J. Person, Neill McIntosh, James Caveness, William Ritter, John McLeod, Jethro Denson, Andrew Yow, William Dannelly, Jeremiah Williams and Joseph G. Moore.
1831, Feb 21 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 334
Ordered that Wm. Ritter be appointed overseer in place of Wm. Dannelly of the road from George Moore's to Branch near McQueens and work the same hands.
1834, Dec 16 -- Land Grant #2994, Moore County, NC
John Ritter received 100 acres located on both sides of Scotchman Creek adjoining his own line and his Father's land. Matthew Davis and William Ritter were chain carriers.
1838, Oct 5 -- Land Grant #3127, Moore County, NC
William Ritter received 100 acres located on the waters of Scotchman Creek adjoining John Ritter and the heirs of John Ritter Dec'd. John Ritter and Matthew Davis were chain carriers.
1840 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 176
(40-50) 1M 1F
(0-5) 1M 1F
1841, Nov 16 -- Land Grant #3204, Moore County, NC
Josiah Wallace received 98 acres located on the waters of Scotchman Creek adjoining John R. Ritter, Matthew Davis and Noah Richardson. William Ritter and Wesly Ritter were chain carriers.
1841, Nov 16 -- Land Grant #3205, Moore County, NC
John R. Ritter received 100 acres located on both sides of Scotchman Creek adjoining Noah Richardson and Josiah Wallas. William Ritter and Wesly Ritter were chain carriers.
1844, Dec 20 -- Land Grant #3262, Moore County, NC
William Ritter received 95 acres located on the waters of Buffalo Creek adjoining the heirs of John Ritter Dec'd. and his own line. George W. Horner and Henry Brown were chain carriers.
1845, Sep 17-Oct 23 -- Notice, Fayetteville Weekly Observer [Fayetteville, NC] Newspaper
Moore County, NC -- William Ritter v. John R. Ritter, Admr. and others. Petition for distribution. Appearing that Everet Ritter, a defendant, is not an inhabitant of this State. He is summoned to appear at the courthouse in Carthage on the fourth Monday in October.
1850 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 242
William Ritter 50 M, Farmer, $400 Real Estate, Born in NC
Catherine Ritter 50 F, Born in NC
Elisabeth Ritter 29 F, Born in NC
Lydia Ritter 19 F, Born in NC
Nancy Ritter 17 F, Born in NC
Emily C. Ritter 15 F, Born in NC
William Ritter 14 M, Born in NC
Miley F. Ritter 12 F, Born in NC
John H. Ritter 10 M, Born in NC
Wright Ritter 6 M, Born in NC
Bruce Ritter 3 M, Born in NC
1850 -- Census, Slave Schedule, Moore County, NC
Owner - William Ritter
10 F, Black
1860 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 204
1860, Oct - Petition for Dower, Moore County, NC
Catharine Ritter, widow of William Ritter petitioned for dower. William Ritter died with 400 acres located on Buffalo Creek adjoining John Ritter and leaving the following children: Geo. W. Horner and wife Mary Ann, Elizabeth Ritter, N.R. Brady and wife Martha, R.L. Purvis and wife Sarah, W.D. Ritter, Ira Maness and wife Catherine, Asa Seawell and wife Emily Francis, Nancy Ritter, John Ritter (minor) and William Dorras Cheek, son of Lydia Margaret (dead) and Lewis Cheek. [Editor's Note: Original petition in possession of Carol Smith Purvis]
1875, Jun 9 -- Orders and Decrees Book 1 Page 285-289, Moore County, NC
Green Bailey, Asa Maness and Elisha Cagle appointed to divide the land of William Ritter Dec'd. among the following heirs: [Lot 1] Ira L. Maness and wife Catherine 36 acres adjoining James Brady and Asa Maness; [Lot 2] T.B. Cagle and wife Nancy 35 acres adjoining James Brady and Asa Maness; [Lot 3] Elizabeth Ritter 35.5 acres adjoining John R. Ritter and James Brady; [Lot 4] William Ritter 34.5 acres adjoining James Brady and John R. Ritter; [Lot 5] Asa J. Seawell 33 acres adjoining James Brady [Lot 6] John Ritter adjoining James Brady, Cotton and William D. Ritter (heirs of Thomas Ritter); [Lot 7] R.L. Purvis and wife Sarah adjoining William D. Ritter (heirs of Thomas Ritter); [Lot 8] Lydia L. Cheek 36 acres adjoining John Ritter and road from Abram Stutts to William D. Ritter; [Lot 9] N.R. Brady and wife Martha J. 35 acres adjoining road from Abram Stutts to William D. Ritter; [Lot 10] G.W. Horner and wife Mary Ann 32.5 acres adjoining John Ritter and William Ritter.
||Moore County Wallaces
||2 Aug 2022 |
||Catherine "Katie" Melton, b. 4 Jun 1800 d. 15 Nov 1879 (Age 79 years) |
|+|| 1. Mary Ann Ritter, b. 1821, Moore County, NC bur. Moore County, NC at Horner Cemetery #243 |
|+|| 2. Elizabeth Ritter, b. 15 Apr 1822 d. 10 Feb 1904 (Age 81 years)|
|+|| 3. Martha Jane Ritter, b. 23 Jul 1825 d. 7 May 1907 (Age 81 years)|
|+|| 4. Sarah Ritter, b. 11 Nov 1827 d. 26 Jul 1899 (Age 71 years)|
|+|| 5. Lydia Margaret Ritter, b. 1831 d. Bef 1853 (Age < 22 years)|
|+|| 6. Nancy E. Ritter, b. 1833 d. Between 1880 and 1886 (Age 47 years)|
|+|| 7. Catherine Ritter, b. 1835 d. Between 1860 and 1870 (Age 25 years)|
|+|| 8. William Debarra "Big Foot Bill" Ritter, b. 27 Jul 1835 d. 6 Jan 1906 (Age 70 years)|
|+|| 9. Emily Francis "Milly" Ritter, b. 1840 d. 16 Mar 1907 (Age 67 years)|
|+||10. John Henry Ritter, b. 23 Apr 1842 d. 10 Apr 1927, Moore County, NC (Age 84 years)|
||1875 Division of William Ritter Estate, Moore County, NC|
||Current location of William Ritter Estate utilizing present day deeds|
Land located inside purple border
||1875 Estate Division, Moore County, NC - William Ritter|
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||1 Mar 2018 |
||1829 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2771 - William Ritter|
||1834 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2994 - John Ritter|
||1838 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3127 - William Ritter|
||1844 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3262 - William Ritter|
||1851 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3624 - William Ritter|
||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].
||William D. Ritter|
Husband of Katherine Melton and son of John Ritter and Elizabeth Richardson
- [S1119] Anthony E. Parker, A Guide to Moore County Cemeteries, (1976, Moore County Historical Association, Southern Pines, NC).
- [S1113] James Vann Comer, Old Moore County, NC Vital Statistics 1784-1890, (1999, James Vann Comer, PO Box 2681, Sanford, NC 27331 ).