Thomas Ritter

Thomas Ritter

Male 1764 - 1849  (85 years)

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  • Name Thomas Ritter 
    Born 1764 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1849  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Moore County, NC at Thomas Ritter Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1785, Oct 9 -- Land Grant #9, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Ritter received 50 acres located on Richland Creek adjoining Campbell. William Manes and Thos. Ritter were chain carriers.

      1789, Aug 4 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #203 Thomas Ritter entered 50 acres on a branch of Richland Creek adjoining William Dunn and Malcolm McNeill.

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 156
      Thomas 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
      Thomas Ritter recorded his mark as a swallow fork with a half moon under it in the right ear and a slit in the left ear.

      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]

      1791, Jun 1 -- Land Grant #399, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Bean received 100 acres located west of McLendons Creek adjoining Samuel Dunn. Thomas Ritter and Jesse Ritter were chain carriers.

      1791, Jun 28 -- Land Grant #357, Moore County, NC
      William Dunn received 50 acres located on Locust Branch of Richland Creek adjoining his own line and Donald McQueen. Thomas Ritter and Jesse Ritter were chain carriers.

      1791, Jun 28 -- Land Grant #358, Moore County, NC
      William Dunn received 50 acres located on Locust Branch of Richland Creek adjoining his own line and Donald McQueen. Thomas Ritter and Jesse Ritter were chain carriers.

      1791, Jun 28 -- Land Grant #382, Moore County, NC
      Thomas Ritter received 50 acres located on both sides of Richland Creek adjoining William Dunn and Malcolm McNeill. Jesse Bean and Jesse Ritter were chain carriers.

      1791, Aug 18 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #388 Thomas Ritter entered 50 acres adjoining Ferquhard Campbell and John McSwain.

      1791, Nov 22 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 321
      Ordered that Thomas Ritter be appointed overseer of the road in place of Thomas Muse.

      1791, Dec 15 -- Land Grant #359, Moore County, NC
      William Barret received 25 acres located west of McLendons Creek adjoining his own line and Farquard Campbell. Benjamin Caddell and Thomas Ritter were chain carriers.

      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

      1793 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Thomas Ritter listed 1 poll and 150 acres on supernumerary taxes collected by Sheriff Malcom McNeill

      1793, Jan 6 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #558 Thomas Ritter entered 50 acres located on both sides of Richland Creek adjoining McNeill.

      1793, Apr 19 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #601 Thomas Ritter entered 50 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining John McKinnon.

      1794, Feb 19 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 436
      Deed from John Sowell to William Barrett proven by Thomas Ritter

      1794, Feb 25 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #744 Thomas Ritter entered 50 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining his own line.

      1794, Jun 12 -- Land Grant #923, Moore County, NC
      Thomas Ritter received 50 acres located west of McLendons Creek adjoining his own line. Jas. Ritter and Jesse Ritter were chain carriers.

      1794, Dec 22 -- Land Grant #1308, Moore County, NC
      Thomas Ritter received 50 acres located on both sides of Richland Creek adjoining Robert Roan, Rasberry, McSween and McNeill. Everet Wallace and Jesse Bean were chain carriers.

      1795, Jul 23 -- Land Grant #1110, Moore County, NC
      Thomas Ritter received 50 acres located between McLendons and Richland Creeks adjoining John Martin and John McKinnon. Isaac Sowell and John Danaly were chain carriers.

      1796, Jun 13 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #1567 Thomas Ritter entered 50 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining Sowell.

      1796, Dec 16 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #89 Thomas Ritter entered 50 acres located west of McLendons Creek adjoining his own line and Mary Sowell.

      1797, Feb 15 -- Land Grant #1211, Moore County, NC
      Simon Rheubottom received 1.5 acres located east of Richland Creek adjoining Farquard Campbell and William Barrett including his own improvement. Byhew Sowell and Thos. Ritter were chain carriers.

      1798, Mar 23 -- Land Grant #922, Moore County, NC
      Thomas Ritter received 50 acres located west of McLendons Creek adjoining Sowell. Jas. Ritter and Jesse Ritter were chain carriers.

      1798, Jun 20 -- Land Grant #2007, Moore County, NC
      Thomas Ritter received 50 acres located west of McLendons Creek adjoining Neil McLeod, Thomas Night, John Martin, Ritter and Sowell. Alexr. McIver and John Sowel were chain carriers.

      1798, Aug 20 -- Land Grant #1179, Moore County, NC
      John Sowell received 209 acres adjoining William Barrett, Jacob McLendon, Thomas Knight, Ritter, Quimby, Edwards and McKay. Alexander McIver and Thomas Ritter were chain carriers.

      1798, Oct 8 -- Land Grant #1045, Moore County, NC
      Kenneth Murchison [assignee of William Martin] received 50 acres located east of Richland Creek adjoining John Martin, William Barrett, Neil McLeod and Angus McCaskill. Thomas Ritter and John McCaskill were chain carriers.

      1798, Dec 18 -- Land Grant #2006, Moore County, NC
      Thomas Ritter received 50 acres located on the drains of McLendons Creek adjoining John McSween, Jesse Ritter and John Quimby. Jesse Ritter and William McSween were chain carriers.

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 40
      Thomas Writter
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (16-25) 1M
      (10-15) 1F
      (0-10) 4M 3F

      1800, Jul 21 -- Land Grant #1766 and 0112, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Sowell [assignee of Mary Sowell] received 50 acres located between Richland Creek and Suck Creek adjoining McCaskill, Barrett, McKay, his own line and his mother. Jno. Sowell and Thos. 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.

      1805, Jun 20 -- Land Grant #1960, Moore County, NC
      Jesse Sowel received 50 acres located on the drains of Suck Creek adjoining his own line and William Barrett. John Sowel and Thomas Ritter were chain carriers.

      1805, Dec 24 -- Land Grant #1959, Moore County, NC
      Thomas Ritter received 8 acres located west of McLendons Creek adjoining his own line, John Sowell and McKay. Thos. Ritter and Patk. MacEachern were chain carriers.

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 624
      Thos. Ritter
      (45+) 1F
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (16-25) 2M
      (10-15) 1M
      (0-10) 4M

      1810 [undated estimate] -- Estate, Moore County, NC Will Book A, Page 316
      Inventory of the Estate of Jesse Ritter, Dec'd. by Administrators Thomas Ritter and Jesse Sowell. [Editor's Note: No date given on actual Inventory but Jesse Ritter Senr. can be found deeding land to his grandchildren in 1810 and is not listed in the 1810 Census likely meaning that he died during the year.]

      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.

      1811, Jul 3 -- Land Grant #2167, Moore County, NC
      Thomas Ritter received 28.75 acres located on the waters of Richland Creek adjoining Neil McIntosh (formerly James Holcombe), Donald McQueen and Jesse Ritter. Jesse Sowell and Thos. Ritter were chain carriers.

      1815 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Thomas Ritter listed 550 acres valued at $800

      1815, Nov -- 1796-1841 County Accounts, Moore County, NC Page 4
      Isaac Sowell v. T. Ritter

      1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 462
      Thos. Writter
      (60-70) 1M 1F
      (15-20) 2M

      1840 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 198
      Thos. Ritter Sr.
      (70-80) 1M 1F

    Person ID I17485  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2020 

    DNA Tests  13 DNA tests are associated with Thomas 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 Margaret Seawell,   b. 1762,   d. Aft 12 Feb 1851  (Age 89 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Moses Ritter,   b. 1780-1784
    +2. John Thomas Ritter,   b. 1792,   d. May 1869  (Age 77 years)
     3. George Ritter,   b. 1793
    +4. Anna Ritter,   b. 3 Sep 1793,   d. 1865  (Age 71 years)
    +5. Jennet K. Ritter,   b. 1797,   d. Aft 1880  (Age 84 years)
     6. William Ritter,   b. 1797
     7. Marvel Ritter,   b. 1790-1800
    +8. Dixon Ritter,   b. 5 Nov 1800, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1880  (Age 79 years)
     9. Willoughby Ritter,   b. 1800-1805
    +10. James T. Ritter,   b. 1805,   d. 1898, Cumberland County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    +11. Henry B. Ritter,   b. 1811
    +12. Burrell Ritter,   b. 1813,   d. 28 Sep 1873, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1849 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Moore County, NC at Thomas Ritter Cemetery Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    c1810 Will Book A Page 171, Moore County, NC - Estate of Jesse Ritter
    c1810 Will Book A Page 171, Moore County, NC - Estate of Jesse Ritter
    [Note - no date given on actual Inventory but the date was estimated using the Estates that were listed before and after Jesse Ritters. While these Estates had no date listed either, several of the individuals had accompanying wills that were dated]
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1197 - Jesse Ritter
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1197 - Jesse Ritter
    1785 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #9 - Jesse Ritter
    1785 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #9 - Jesse Ritter
    1784 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #185 - Jesse Ritter
    1784 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #185 - Jesse Ritter
    1811 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2155 - John Ritter
    1811 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2155 - John Ritter
    1811 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2167 - Thomas Ritter
    1811 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2167 - Thomas Ritter
    1800 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1766 - Jesse Seawell
    1800 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1766 - Jesse Seawell
    1805 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1960 - Jesse Seawell
    1805 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1960 - Jesse Seawell
    1791 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #382 - Thomas Ritter
    1791 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #382 - Thomas Ritter
    1791 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #399 - Jesse Bean
    1791 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #399 - Jesse Bean
    1823 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2677 - Thomas Ritter
    1823 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2677 - Thomas Ritter
    1818 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2594 - Thomas Ritter
    1818 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2594 - Thomas Ritter
    1818 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2568 - Thomas Ritter
    1818 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2568 - Thomas Ritter
    1818 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2432 - Thomas Ritter
    1818 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2432 - Thomas Ritter
    1818 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2431 - Thomas Ritter
    1818 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2431 - Thomas Ritter
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2007 - Thomas Ritter
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2007 - Thomas Ritter
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2006 - Thomas Ritter
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2006 - Thomas Ritter
    1805 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1959 - Thomas Ritter
    1805 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1959 - Thomas Ritter
    1802 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1625 - Thomas Ritter
    1802 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1625 - Thomas Ritter
    1794 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1308 - Thomas Ritter
    1794 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1308 - Thomas Ritter
    1795 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1110 - Thomas Ritter
    1795 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1110 - Thomas Ritter
    1794 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #923 - Thomas Ritter
    1794 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #923 - Thomas Ritter
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #922 - Thomas Ritter
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #922 - Thomas Ritter
    1797 Land Grant #1211, Moore County, NC - Simon Rheubottom
    1797 Land Grant #1211, Moore County, NC - Simon Rheubottom
    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].

    Headstones
    Thomas Ritter
    Thomas Ritter

    Histories
    1793 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1793 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Partial Tax List collected By Sheriff Malcolm Gilchrist. Courtesy of the NC Archives. [Located in Treasurer and Comptroller Papers, County Settlements, Box 64, 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
    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, Lawrence, Maness, McIntosh, McNeill, Melton, Monroe, Moore, Morgan, Muse, Nall, Phillips, Richardson, Riddle, Ritter, Sanders, Seawell, Sheffield, Smith, Stewart, Stutts, Sullivan, Wallace, Williams, Williamson and Wright