Everet Solomon Ritter[1, 2]

Male 1810 - 1873  (63 years)

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  • Name Everet Solomon Ritter 
    Birth 1810 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1830  Fayette County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Panola County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Van Zandt County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Mexican-American War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death 4 Dec 1873 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    John Heinrich Ritter,   b. Germany Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1739, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (2 x Great Grandfather) 
    Sally  (Grandmother) 
    • 1830 -- Census, Fayette County, TN Page 21
      Everight Ritter
      (20-30) 1M
      (15-20) 1F
      (0-5) 1F

      1860 -- Census, Panola County, TX Page 392
      Everett Ritter 50 M, Farmer, $1500 Real Estate, $1500 Personal Property, Born in AL
      Ann Ritter 50 F, House Keeping, Born in TN
      Sarah Ritter 17 F, House Keeping, Born in TX
      Henry Ritter 16 M, Farmer, Born in TX
      Susan Ritter 12 F, Born in TX
      Martha Ritter 8 F, Born in TX

      1870 -- Census, Van Zandt County, TX Page 230
      Solomon Ritter 56 M, Farmer, $400 Real Estate, $300 Personal Property, Born in AL
      Elizabeth Ritter 36 F, Keeping House, Born in AL
      Effirt Ritter 21 M, Idiot, Born in AL
      Attie Ritter 7 F, Born in TX
    Person ID I37492  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2023 

    DNA Tests  3 DNA tests are associated with Everet Solomon Ritter 

    Father Jesse Ritter, Jr.,   b. Between 1770 and 1780   d. 15 Dec 1838, Marion County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Sarah Elizabeth "Sally' Richardson,   b. 1775 
    Marriage Abt 1802 
    Family ID F5072  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Goodwin,   b. 1810 
    Marriage 15 May 1828  Hardeman County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +  1. Male William A. Ritter,   b. 1833   d. 8 Apr 1864, DeSoto County, LA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 31 years)
    +  2. Female Elizabeth A. Ritter,   b. 1834   d. c1866 (Age 32 years)
    +  3. Male Benjamin Franklin Ritter,   b. 11 Jun 1834   d. 3 Nov 1902 (Age 68 years)
    Margaret A. Ball  (Age 62 years)  m. 14 Jan 1858
       4. Female Sarah Ann Ritter,   b. 1841   d. 21 Aug 1899 (Age 58 years)
    Hiram Adams;   
    Laborn Augustus Barnett, Sr.  m. 1883
    +  5. Male James Henry Ritter,   b. 25 Nov 1842   d. 26 Jan 1915 (Age 72 years)
    Sarah Ann Ball  (Age 26 years)  m. 1 Jan 1868;   
    Mary Elizabeth Ball  (Age 38 years)  m. 3 Mar 1870
       6. Female Mary Fannie Ritter,   b. 1847
    B. Talten Branch  m. 24 Dec 1867
       7. Male Everet Solomon Ritter, Jr.,   b. 1849
       8. Female Martha Jane Ritter,   b. 1852
       9. Female Susan Caroline Ritter,   b. Dec 1854   d. 1924 (Age ~ 69 years)
    Ruben R. Sessum  m. 13 Oct 1869
    Family ID F11832  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2021 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 15 May 1828 - Hardeman County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - Fayette County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Panola County, TX Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Van Zandt County, TX Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    1828 Marriage Certificate, Hardeman County, TN - Everet Ritter and Anna Goodwin
    1828 Marriage Certificate, Hardeman County, TN - Everet Ritter and Anna Goodwin

    Wallace DNA Project
    Wallace DNA Project
    The results of numerous Wallace and Ritter DNA tests

  • Sources 
    1. [S1346] Cheryl A. Travis Daubs [cadaubs@aol.com].
      Daughters of the Republic of Tex. Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution Pg. 72 Muster Roll Pg. 55 Return of Capt. Hooper's Co. Cavalry, San Augustine, July 6, 1836 Richard Hooper, Capt. Everett Ritter (Retter) 2nd Lt.

      Austin Geneological Society Republic of Texas Pension Application Abstracts
      Pg. 199 King H. (X) Latham, Panola Cty., 15 Dec. 1870, App. Sept. 1874. Age 64 in 1870. Apr, 1836 he enlisted as a Pvt. in Capt. R. Hooper's Co. from Shelby Co. in Col. Cleveland's Regt. for one year. He received a Bounty warrant for his services.

      Pg.282 Everett S. (X) Ritter, Panola Co. 20 Mar. 1871, app. 19 Sept. 1874. Age 60. In 1936 he joined Capt. Hooper's Co. from Shelby Co. A note said on rolls as 2nd Lt. in Hooper's Co. from San Augustine from Jul. 1836. He received a Bounty warrant. James H. Thomas and King (X) Latham, Panola Co., affirmed service. A. W. DeBerry, in Austin, said that he had known the applicant for 20 years (Sept. 1874) and up till the time of his death. W.M. McCord and N.D.(X) Coborn, Rains Co., said that the applicant died in Van Zandt Co. on 4 Dec. 1873. King (X) Latham and Zacariah T. Bell, Panola Co., named the surviving children (all of Panola Co.) as follows: James H. Ritter, Everett S. Ritter, B.F. Ritter, Mary F. Brunch, and Susan C. Sessom. The applicant left no widow.

      Martha Jane Ritter Latham was named as a daughter who died about 1866 and left a daughter, S. Jane Latham Manley. The applicant had another daughter, Elizabeth A. Ritter Golden who died about 1866 and left the following children: Rebecca Golden, Susan J. Golden (wife of B.A. Nail), Sarah A. Golden (minor) and George Golden (minor). They also named William A. Ritter as a son who died in 1864 and who left the following children: Sarah Ann ritter Tidwell (wife of Joseph Tidwell), Franklin Ritter (minor) William Ritter (minor) and Elmira Ritter (minor). B.F. Ritter was guardian of the following minors: Franklin Ritter, Elmira Ritter, Wm. Ritter, Sara A. Golden and George Golden. (X) means that the person was illiterate. The preface stated that amounts of pensions were not noted since all pensioners received basically the same bounty or donation.

      Republic of Texas Pension Application Abstracts Pg. 331 2nd Lt. Evert Ritter of Capt. Posey's Co. *also King Latham's App. Pg.199

      1840 Citizens of Texas Land Grants by Gifford White Settlers Petitioning for a Certificate of Land
      Ritter, Everett Arrived Tx. 1836 Class 1, 1 league labors 1 Unconditional Shelby Co., Apr. 7, 1838.

      Texas Veterans In The Mexican War Muster Rolls of Texas Military Units compiled by Charles D. Spurlin, Victoria College The muster rolls were created from the Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers who Served During the Mexican War in Organizations from the State of Texas, National Archives Microcopy No. 278. Middleton T. Johnson's Company - Composed of personnel recruited primarily from Shelby County. Mustered into federal serviced on April 5, 1847. Mustered out of federal service on August 8, 1848. Private: Ritter, Everett S.

      Character Certificates in General Land Office: Ritter, Everett 2852
      General Land Office Austin, Texas Vol. 199 Pg. 433 #2071 No. 428 - Everett Ritter -- 5,398.220 Sq. Vr. Shelby 78. 5 Labors of land in Shelby County, on the waters of Tenaha Bayou 10 miles E N E from Shelbyville. Certificate No. 408 issued 7 Apr. 1838.

      East Texas Family Records: East Texas Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 6967, Tyler, Tx. 75711
      Anderson Co. - Patent Lands by Dorothy E. White Nicholson Palestine, Texas. List copied by Dorothy White Nicholson from Anderson County Courthouse, Tx. Direct Index to Deeds 1846-1872
      Grantor: State of Texas (Patent Land)
      Given to Grantee: Kind: - (Patent)
      Book D Pg. 22
      Ritter, E. Vol. 7 No. 1 Spring 1983

      Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution Pg. 55 and 72 Return of Capt. Hooper's Co., Cavalry San Augustine July 6, 1836 *also King Latham.

      East Texas Family Records: E. T. Genealogical Society
      Early Panola County Grand Juries Feb. 1858 Spring District Court Term 19. E. S. Ritter

      1830 Alabama Census Index: Rittor, Everit Marion Co.
      1870 Alabama Census Index: Ritter, E.J. Cherokee Co.
      1830 Mississippi Census Index: Ritter, E. Monroe Co. Pg. 140
      1840 Mississippi Census Index: Ritter, Everet Monroe Co. Pg. 071
      1830 N. Carolina Census Index: Rittor, Everit Marion Co.
      1850 Tennessee Census: Ritter, Everett
      1840 Census - Rep. of Texas pg. 187 Polls: 1 Land SA605
      1860 Texas Census Panola Cty. Everett Ritter (50 M W Farmer b. Al.)

      Panola Co. Voter Registrations 1867/1870
      11-22-1869 E. J. Ritter

      Early West Tenn. Marriages by Sistler
      Vol. 1 Grooms
      Ritter, Everett to Anna Goodwin 05/15/1828 (05/20/1828) Hardeman Co.

      1837 Tax Record Abstract Shelby County, Texas by the East Texas Genealogical Society (shows Everet Ritten); 1845 Tax List Shelby Co., Tx. (shows E.S.Ritter)

      Panola County Voter Registration 1867/69 (shows E.J. Ritter)

      Texas Character Certificates in the General Land Office of Texas by Gifford White Pg. 153: #1714 Ritter, Everett [E] (English) San Augustine 18 August, 1835; Certify Everett Ritter is a citizen of the municipality
      of San Augustine, a native of Texas and emigrated in 1831...Nathan Davis Commr [Note] Unfinished title. Unfinished Titles: pg. 218 #2852 San Augustine Aug. 18, 1835 No. 100. Everett Ritter, native TN emigrated 1831, married with family of five persons. Everett (X) Ritter

      1860 Texas Census, Panola County: Beat 8 Post Office: Carthage shows Everett Ritter, Ann, Sarah, Henry, Susan, and Martha.

      Ragley, Tx. was a post office and timber processing community ten miles northwest of Jefferson and four miles from Sassater in NW Marion County. The community had a post office from 1893 to 1898 and was probably named for the Ragley Lumber Co. The community disappeared by the 1930's.

      Panola County Texas Methodism 1839-1984 by Leila B. Itone LaGrone, Carthage, TX. 1985 Pg. 104: Murvaul United Methodist Church 1.69 acres of land donated by Mr. Zack and Mrs. Lela Ritter.

    2. [S287] Daniel Paul Aldrete [Ancestry.com user glendaaldrete].
      Daughters of the Republic of Texas Patriot Ancestor Album, Volume 2

      Page 106

      EVERETT S. RITTER was born 1810 in Alabama. He married Anna Goodwin, born 1810 in Tennessee, the daughter of Henry Goodwin in Hardeman County, TN on May 15, 1828. Everett and Anna arrived in Shelby County, TX by 1831. Later they settled in Panola County.

      Everett S. served in Capt. Hooper's Company ( Calvary of San Augustine County, TX as 2nd Lieutnant during the Texas Revolution in 1836. He later served as a private in the Mexican War of 1846 in Middleton T. Johnson's Company.

      During the Moderator-Regulator Wars of Texas, Everett was a member of the Moderators. E. Ritter is on a list of men proscribed by Moorman (Regulator) at a meeting of the Provisional Commitee of the Regulators held on July 28, 1844. This list of men was given notice to leave the county within 15 days of the meeting. Everett S. died in Texas in 1873, obviously never leaving Texas.

      Everett S. and Anna raised eight children: Martha Jane (born 1832); William A. (born about 1833) married Mary Tabitha Sample, daughter of John B. Sample and Sarah Davis in 1856; Benjamin Franklin Ritter (born 1834); Elizabeth (born 1836); Susan Caroline (born 1848); and Everett S. (born October 1848).

      Anna died before 1868 and Everett S. died in Van Zandt County, TX on Dec. 4, 1873. The exact location of their burial is unknown.

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