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.
His wife at the time of his death was named Ann. She was much younger than Richard, and had a daughter from previous marriage. It was previously believed she was Ann Flint Sibley, the widow of Isaac Sibley, but that has been disproven. There is a greater possiblity her name was Ann Brown based on lawsuit filed in 1829 by a James Jackson Albritton who was born in 1815, and not named in will of Richard Albritton. Paternity suit was won by James Jackson Albritton. Part of the agreement was that Zachariah Brown and Thomas Brown both serve as administrators for this child. Labon Kent was named as tutor to the minor child. James Jackson Albritton later dropped the surname Albritton and started using Brown as his last name. He also moved to what is now Lincoln County, Mississippi with Richard Albritton *Jr* and Brown family from Louisiana. Second wife, Ann Albritton was still living in St. Helena Parish in 1820 with daughter from previous marriage.
Reference for marriage to Mary Hart:
Abstract 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 (1720 - 1790)
Elizabeth Albritton Kent (1784 - 1837)*
Richard Albritton (1793 - 1876)*
Created by: MsMarion
Record added: Mar 22, 2011
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