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William Young Ritter
Birth: Dec. 23, 1833
Monroe County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Apr. 11, 1918
Lee County
Mississippi, USA

Ritter is the German word for "KNIGHT" It was a title of nobility originally bestowed on the brave Nordic soldiers who fought with Otto the Great in the 10th century.

After religious persecution of Martin Luther's followers began, thousands fled to the British Isles under the protection of Queen Anne. All Ritter's in Britian originally came from the German states around the Baltic Sea.

Queen Anne aided the Germans in immigrating to the American Colonies where they primarily settled in New York and Pennsylvania. Known for their innovative farming techniques, they were later encouraged to move south into Virginia and North Carolina by the promise of fertile land.

William Young , his father, Everett, grandfather,Everett Ritter Sr, and great grandfather, Jesse Ritter, were all descendants of this proud heritage despite the comment someone sent, insisting the Ritter family just appeared in North Carolina without coming from anywhere else. Unless you were Native American, you had to emigrate to America!

Mississippi Confederate Soldier C.S.A
Name: Ritter, William Y.
Enlisted: 30 Apr 1862
Mooreville, Lee Co., MS By Capt. M. Pound
Rank In: Pvt
Unit: Co. H 43rd Mississippi Infantry
Comander: Capt M Pound
Comander: Col. Moore
Side: Confederate
County Contributor: Itawamaba
(Itawamba Tigers)
Remark: 21 July 1862
Gainesville, Sumter, AL, By Capt. M. Pound
Served under Capt.M. Pound & Leuit. Sterwart
Surrender: North Carolina
Pension granted: 3 Jun 1903 $75.00
Family links: 
  Everett Ritter (1800 - 1890)
  Jane Young Ritter (1806 - 1879)
  Mary Jane Cody Ritter (1845 - ____)*
  George Washington Ritter (1861 - 1938)*
  Arthur Benton Ritter (1866 - 1942)*
  Helen Florence Ritter Sullivan (1869 - 1948)*
  Malora Amarilla Ritter (1873 - ____)*
  Lemuel Hawkins Ritter (1875 - ____)*
  Murry Connie Ritter (1877 - 1965)*
  Allie Azalee Ritter Dill (1880 - 1965)*
  Army Cannon Ritter (1883 - 1955)*
  Thomas Ledbetter Ritter (1826 - 1904)*
  Elizabeth Jane Ritter Thomason (1827 - 1885)*
  Robert T. Ritter (1829 - 1869)*
  William Young Ritter (1833 - 1918)
  Isaac A. Ritter (1838 - ____)*
  Everett Bayless Ritter (1841 - 1920)*
  Charlotte Caroline Ritter Bayless (1843 - 1930)*
  Nancy Ann Ritter Bayless (1846 - 1922)*
  James Henderson Ritter (1850 - 1906)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Married: 23 Feb 1860 Itawamba, Mississippi. He is 32 years of age on the photo.
Old Ritter Farm Cemetery
Lee County
Mississippi, USA
Maintained by: Ritter Family of America
Originally Created by: First Families of Americ...
Record added: Oct 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77554359
William Young Ritter
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William Young Ritter
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William Young Ritter
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For my husband, Thomas' great grandfather.
- Ritter Family of America
 Added: Jun. 22, 2016
In honor of your service in the Confederate States Army. Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp No. 1921 - The Tallassee Armory Guards.
- Churchwell
 Added: Jul. 23, 2015
Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero. A Confederate Soldier who Bravely and Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: May. 18, 2015
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