North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 1, 1817|
St. Helena Parish
Richard Albritton was an American Revolutionary War Patriot. His Will was dated 20 March 1816 and probated 13 Sept. 1817, in Mt. Pelier, St. Helena Louisiana so it is assumed for memorial purposes that he died there.
July 1, 1775- Richard Albritton, Patroller and Committee of Safety, Pitt County, North Carolina. Reference Colonial Records, North Carolina, Book 10, pp. 62-63.
Richard Albritton was married in 1776 to Mary Hart, born 25 Dec 1759 in NC. She was the mother of all of his children, with exception of illegitimate child born in 1815.
Mary Hart Albritton died in 1804 in Bulloch County, Georgia.
1785- Richard sells last of his Pitt County, North Carolina land to Joshua Kemp.
Jan. 15, 1785- Richard receives a 200 acre land grant from the State of Georgia in Effingham County.
1790- Sold his Georgia land grant to nephew, John Albritton.
1793- received land grant of 100 acres in Effingham County, Georgia.
1795- Richard Albritton is a Justice of the Peace in Scriven County, Georgia.
1796- Richard Albritton, Esquire, is the Administrator on the estate of Elisha Banks. Reference Court Records, Bulloch County, Georgia.
Feb. 10, 1797 to April 15, 1799- Richard Albritton was a Justice of the Peace in Bulloch County, Georgia.
1799- Richard Albritton took Oath of Allegiance.
Wife Mary Hart Albritton died in 1804, in Bulloch County, GA.
1813- Louisiana Original Settlers Land Certificate 393 issued to Richard Albritton, SR.
Will of Richard Albritton dated 20 March 1816
Probated 13 Sept. 1817, Mt. Pelier, St. Helena Louisiana. Only his children with Mary Hart are named in his will. The child James Jackson Albritton-Brown born in 1815 was not acknowledged. This child did win a paternity suit and did move with Richard Albritton, Jr. to Mississippi, where he changed his name to Brown as an adult.
Richard Albritton, SR. remarried just prior to his death to widow Ann X. She is the Ann referred to as his wife in his will, and per 1820 census, she was same age as his adult children. Ann Albritton and her adult daughter disappeared after 1820 US Fed Census. James Jackson Brown was not in 1820 census with Ann Albritton. He was not mentioned in any of the settlement papers of estate of Richard Albritton, Sr.
Reference for marriage to Mary Hart:
1960 Research by Dr. E. Russ Williams (not a descendant)
Research and Manuscript of Ottis Albritton, 1963, Vice President of Illinois Central Railroad, descendant and family historian.
James Albritton (1705 - 1770)
Amy Petit Robinson (1720 - 1790)
Elizabeth Albritton Kent (1784 - 1837)*
Richard Albritton (1793 - 1876)*
Created by: MsMarion
Record added: Mar 22, 2011
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