|Birth: ||Dec. 27, 1826|
|Death: ||Jun. 21, 1911|
James Rountree "Jim" Albritton was born on 27 Dec 1826 in Wilcox County, Alabama to Allen Albritton (note: his father did NOT have a middle name) and "Susan" Susannah (Ford) Albritton.
James Albritton appears at the age of 23 on the 1850 Census in Wilcox County, Alabama with his parents and siblings. The family appears as: Allen (56); Susan (49); James (23); George (21); Enoch (18); John (16); Mathew (15); Nancy (13); Allen (10); Mary (9); Henry (7).
The siblings to James Albritton were:
- George Washington Albritton
- Enoch Albritton
- John Thomas Albritton
- Mathew Ford Albritton
- Nancy Ann (Albritton) Kyser
- Allen Kendrick Albritton
- Mary Ann (Albritton) Breithaupt
- Henry Albritton
James Albritton married "Susan" Susanah Fowler. According to the 1900 Census record, they married in 1851.
James Rountree Albritton appears on the 1860 Census in Union Parish, Louisana. He appears listed with the first name as "Wm", but that is a mistake by the census taker. (To note: the name above on the census record is also written as "Wm".) He appears on this 1860 Census with his wife and 4 children as: Wm R [J.R.] (34); Susan (33); M.J. (8); J.W. (6); M.C. (4); W.H.E. (1).
James and Susan Albritton had 5 children total.
The children to were:
- Mary Jane Albritton ("Mollie")
- John Wilson Albritton
- Martha Catherine (Albritton) Clark "Mattie"
- William Henry Albritton "Henry"
- Susan Elvira (Albritton) Oliver "Ella"
James R. Albritton served in the Civil War:
He enlisted at Vienna, Louisiana in Company A, 2nd Battalion Louisiana Heavy Artillery (Logan's Battalion) on 08 Dec 1863. He transferred to 25th Regiment Louisiana Infantry on 10 Feb 1864 by order of Lt. Gen. Kirby Smith. On 01 Sept 1864 , J. R. Albritton was transferred back to Company A of Logan's Battalion, Louisiana. He received Confederate Pension #5242, filed in 1899, from Navarro County, Texas.
James and Susan Albritton left Union Parish Louisiana during the winter of 1868-1869 and returned to their former home in Snow Hill, Wilcox County Alabama. They remained there until 1874, when migrated with James' brothers John T. and Allen K. Albritton to Navarro and Freeston County Texas.
James Albritton appears on the 1880 Census record in Enumeration District #53, Freestone County, Texas. He appears with his wife and 3 children as: James R (54); Susan (53); Martha C. (23); Henry (21); Ellie [Ella] (16).
James Albritton and his wife Susan appear on the 1900 Census in Justice Precinct 7, Clay County, Texas. They are living in the home of their daughter Mattie, with her husband and children. The record lists the family unit as: John T Clark (49); Martha C Clark (43); Shellie T Clark (15); William Clark (12); Susan Albritton (74); James R Albritton (73).
James Rountree "Jim" Albritton died on 21 June 1911 in Bellevue, Clay County, Texas, at the age of 84 years.
The death certificate is #12719, and the informant was his youngest daughter Ella (Albritton) Oliver. The certificate lists Jim's occupation as "Farmer". There are some discrepancies on the certificate to be noted:
- His middle name is incorrectly spelled mistakenly including a "d" in "Rountree". The correct spelling is "Rountree" (no "d"). Rountree is a family surname from his maternal side.
- The birth date on the D/C is incorrectly listed as Dec 22, 1826. He was born December 27th, 1826.
- The name of his father is incorrectly listed as "Richard Albritton". His father was Allen Albritton.
James Rountree Albritton is buried at Bazette Cemetery in Bazette, Navarro County, Texas, beside his wife "Susan" Susanah (Fowler) Albritton.
Leah Stubbs contributed significantly to the development of this memorial.
Allen Albritton (1794 - 1861)
Susannah Ford Albritton (1803 - 1867)
Susannah Fowler Albritton (1827 - 1909)*
John Wilson Albritton (1852 - 1939)*
Martha Catherine Albritton Clark (1857 - 1951)*
William Henry E. Albritton (1859 - 1942)*
Susan Elvira Albritton Oliver (1863 - 1948)*
Henry Albritton (____ - 1862)*
James Rountree Albritton (1826 - 1911)
George Washington Albritton (1830 - 1898)*
John Thomas Albritton (1833 - 1881)*
Nancy Ann Albritton Kyser (1837 - 1902)*
Mathew Ford Albritton (1837 - 1912)*
Allen Kendrick Albritton (1839 - 1917)*
Mary Ann Albritton Breithaupt (1841 - 1880)*
Maintained by: Timothy D. Hudson
Originally Created by: Edward L. Williams
Record added: May 10, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10941569