|Birth: ||May 17, 1793|
|Death: ||Aug. 13, 1876|
"My name is Richard Albritton I am 80 years old on May 17th and by occupation a farmer residing 4 miles to the West of Bogue Chitta Station in Lincoln County Mississippi."
"I was never arrested by either the Confederate or the United States Government. All that we had taken during the war by any person the two horses that were taken by the Yankee Cavalry."
"I had relations in the Confederate Army two sons, Henry H; and Benjamin R. at the commencement of the war they were both married and out of my control. "
"I never owned but one slave and that was nearly thirty years ago. I have never taken the declared oath but could take it if I was required to do so- I was a soldier of the War of 1812 under Gen. Jackson at New Orleans. I am now in receipt of a Pension for the service then performed, under the Act of Congress of July 11th 1871, previous to receiving the pension I had to establish my loyalty to the United States Government, which I did to the satisfaction of the Commission of Pension. My certificate is numbered 9674 (copy of which is filed herewith marked exhibit A)."
"In the later part of April 1863- Gen Grierson came to this county- and passed down the Holmesville or rather the Brookhaven and Summit road, tearing up the track and burning bridges- the road at the nearest place is about ¼ to ½ a mile distant from my house the main body of the army passed directly along the road, they were passing along the road towards Summit without my knowing it- and when I first learned it, it was when two United States cavalry soldiers dashed up to my house"
Written 10 Nov 1873, Signed by Richard Albritton, Sworn and Subscribed before Colonel Wilson, Special Court, for Southern Claims Commission.
Transcribed by descendant Laurel Shannon Albritton-Gorman
Descendant Ottis Albritton, Vice President of Illinois Central Railroad, wrote in 1963 that Richard Albritton "Jr." was born abt.1788 in Effingham or Burke County, Georgia, the son of Richard Albritton, Sr., American Revolutionary War Patriot and first wife Mary Hart. Richard Albritton,"Jr" married Nancy Richardson in Georgia on Dec. 14, 1809. They moved to Livingston Parish, Louisiana in 1810 with his father Richard Albritton, Sr.
On Dec. 28, 1814, Richard Albritton "Jr." joined Andrew Jackson as he made his way to New Orleans. He served on the left bank of the Mississippi River to reinforce General Morgan. He was discharged March 10, 1815.
Richard Albritton, "Jr." moved to McComb, Pike County, Mississippi, and then to Bogue Chitto, Lincoln County, Mississippi sometime between 1824 and 1830 ( computed by birth places of children- fourth child born in LA and fifth child born in MS).
1834- Richard was living in what was Pike County and he received a land grant that had been previously granted to Stephen Albritton. Reference certificate #1776 dated September 1, 1834. This land is now in Lincoln County, MS.
1859- Feb. 1 he received land grant of 320 acres (certificate # 10141A), also in what is now Lincoln Co., MS.
1871- He applied for and was granted pension for his War of 1812 service. Certificate #9674
1873- He filed a claim with the Southern Claims Commission for two horses taken by General Grierson's troops in 1863.
1877, August 13- Richard, Jr. died and was buried on John P. Erwin's place near Bogue Chitto, Lincoln County, Mississippi.
St. Helena Parish, LA Record Book C 1816, pp 138-139, Case A-2.
Southern Claims Commission claim by Richard Albritton
Ottis Albritton Manuscript- 1963
United States Federal Census Records
Family Bible Records
Daughters of the American Revolution approved lineage applications
Bureau of Land Management records
Richard Albritton (1745 - 1817)
Nancy Richardson Albritton (1792 - 1871)*
James Albritton (1813 - 1873)*
B. R. Albritton (1823 - 1896)*
Henry H. Albritton (1930 - ____)*
Created by: MsMarion
Record added: Mar 22, 2011
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