Thursday, April 2, 2009

Albritton Pedigree

An account of the Albritton pedigree as it pertains to Merle Anita (Young) Coleman,d/o Peter L. Young and Mary Belle Register, wife of Elwood R. Coleman, Sr.

Albritton Pedigree
1. Francis Albritton, born 1609 or 1610 in England.
(1). Francis Albritton was born 1609 in England. He married an Irish girl who bore him seven children. He immigrated to America with his family about 1650. Early Virginia records show Francis Albritton, (spelled Albrighton), purchased land in York county, Virginia on January 19th, 1651 from John Fleet, a Virginia planter. In 1655, He purchased additional land adjoining his first purchase. He filed his WILL in York county, Virginia on April 9, 1667, naming his seven children: Richard, Francis, Elizabeth, John, Amy Ann, Margaret, and George Albrighton. He signed his Will as Francis Albritton. His sons, Richard, John, and George later signed their Wills as "Albritton," as well.
(2). Dr. E.C. Albritton of Bethesda, MD. has done consideralble research on the Albrittons of Virginia. He noted that one "Robert Alberton," came in the first supply ship to the Jamestown colony of Virginia in 1608 and said: "surely Robert is the father of Francis Albrighton of York co., VA."
(3) Francis Albritton was the 12th great-grandfather of Elwood R. Coleman, Jr. on the maternal side of his family.
2. George Albritton, born 1636 in Virginia, son of Francis Albritton of England.
Notes: George Albritton, an early Virginia Planter, was the son of Francis Albritton. He was born about 1636 and died about 1690 in York co., VA. In January 1689, He told the court he was 53 years old "or there abouts". His only surviving issue was Ralph Albritton.
3. Ralph Albritton, born 1656, York county, Virginia, son of George Albritton of Virginia.His wife's name was Mary. Ralph died 21 Jan 1701 in York co., VA.
Notes:(1). Ralph Albritton, son of George, was born 1656 in York co., VA. and died there on January 21, 1701. According to Charles Parish, Virginia records, 1648-1789, (pp 42-43, 201), he was married to MARY and had seven children born to them, all in Charles Parish: Thomas b. 1 Aug 1682, Edward b. 17 Dec 1686, John b. 2 Sep 1688, William b. 7 JUl 1691, Ralph b. 10 Jul 1692, Richard b. 19 Apr 1698, and Benjamin b. 22 Jul 1700.
(2). The Albritton family bloodline extends from Ralph's son, Thomas, who was the only son to survive.

4. Thomas Albritton, born 1 Aug 1682, Charles Parish, York county, Virgina;son of Ralph and Mary Albritton of York county, Virginia.His wife was Agness;she died 1727.
(1). Thomas Albritton, the only surviving son of Ralph and Mary Albritton, was born 1 Aug. 1682 in Charles Parish, York co., VA. He married AGNES in York co., VA. in 1704. Two children issued from this marriage; James born in 1705 and Agnes born 13 May 1707. Agnes died by the year 1730.
(2). Thomas purchased 57 acres on Eastern Shore, Lenhaven Parish, Princess Anne county, Virginia on 2 Apr 1715 and three years later bought additional property. On 3 Apr 1727, he sold some of his land and Agnes released her dower rights. Within the year , (1727),Agnes died and Thomas remarried ANN in Princess Anne county, Virginia.
(3). In 1731, Thomas made his Last Will and Testament dividing his property between Ann and his only son, James Albritton. Thomas died on 3 May 1731 in Princess Anne co., VA. at the age of 49 years leaving his son James as Executor of his estate and "all my saddle tools." There is no record of any children issued from his second marriage to ANN.
5. James Albritton, born 17 Sep 1705 in Charles Parish, York county, Virginia, son of Thomas and Agness Albritton of Charles Parish,York co., VA. His wife was Elizabeth Lanier.
(1). James Albritton moved with his family to Princess Anne county, Virginia in 1715. He inherited the family plantation on Kendall's Island after the death of his father. In addition, according to his father's WILL, he inherited a horse, mill, and his father's saddle tools.
(2). James married first to ELIZABETH LANIER about 1725 in Princess Anne co., VA. To them were born: Matthew b. 1727, Thomas b. 1729, James b. between 1733-1736, Peter b. 1742, and George b. 1743.
(3). After the death of his first wife, James remarried AMY (PETIT ?). To them were born Richard b. 1745, and Henry b. 1748 .
(4). In March 1741, James sold his property on Kendall's Island in Princess Anne co., VA. and moved to old Beaufort county, North Carolina , now Pitt county, NC. He purchased a plantation there in 1744. James spent the rest of his life in Pitt co., NC where his occupations were Planter and Saddler.
6. Thomas Albritton, born 1729 in Princess Anne county, Virginia; son of James Albritton and Elizabeth Lanier of Charles Parish, York county, Virginia. His wife's name was Margaret.
7. John Albritton,born 1750 in Pitt county, North Carolina, son of Thomas and Margaret Albritton of Princess Anne county, Virginia. In 1774, He married Averilla Altherton,born 1758 in Pitt county, North Carolina.
(1).John Albritton was a Revolutionary War Veteran, He served during the war in the North Carolina Militia.
(2). In 1776, John and his uncles George and Richard,together with their families, left Pitt county and traveled west to Rockingham, North Carolina. He later moved to South Carolina and spent a number of years there eventually removing to the state of Georgia.John's earliest recorded residence in Georgia was in Effingham County, where he had 126 acres surveyed on September 6, 1784. He lived in that portion of Effingham County that later was made into Screven County. John was granted 200 acres of land in Effingham and 250 acres in Burke County, April 26,1798. John received additional grants in 1802 of 435 acres of land in Bullock County and 200 acres in Effingham County.John moved from Bullock to Bryan County, Georgia, around 1794 and was appointed Justice of the Peace for the First District of Bryan County, January 6, 1795. He was also a judge of the inferior court in Bryan County and was reappointed Justice of the Peace on April 1, 1799. His name also appears on the jury list for Bryan County in 1797.John later moved with his family to Wilkenson County, Georgia in 1807. John purchased 185 acres from John Dukes on Ashes Branch. He was a charter member of the Popular Springs Baptist Church and served as a moderator at its first conference held August 22, 1807. He lived there until his death in 1815.
8. Thomas Henry Albritton,Sr., born 1776 in Pitt county, North Carolina, son of John Albritton and Averilla Altherton;He married Mary Ann Strickland of Robeson county, North Carolina,daughter of Joel J. and Elizabeth Strickland.
(1). Thomas Henry Albritton, Sr. had three marriages: First wife, Elizabeth Strickland 1788-1828;Second wife,Mary Ann (Polly) Strickland 1792-1831; Third wife,Rhoda Frances Strickland 1802-1868
(2). Thomas was born in North Carolina in 1776. He came with his parents to Effingham County, Georgia as a child and grew up there. His father's land was cut into Bullock County in 1796.
(3). Thomas was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Bullock County Militia, August 26, 1808.In 1823, He served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Bryan co., GA. Militia., 19th district. where he also served as Sheriff of Bryan county from 1824 to 1826. Thomas served in Captain James Walker's Company of the Ware couny, Georgia Militia during the 1838 Seminole Indian War. His sons: Henry, Noah, Thomas H., and James also served with him in the 1838 Seminole Indian War.
(4). About the year 1805, Thomas married Mary Ann ,(Polly) ,Strickland. She was born in 1792, daughter of Joel and Elizabeth Strickland. She died in Bryan,County Georgia about 1831.Thomas and his first wife, Polly, were received by letter July 22, 1809, into Popular Spring Baptist Church in Laurens County, Georgia, from Black Creek Church in Bullock County. This shows that Thomas and family moved to Laurens along with his brother Matthew, and their father moved to Laurens along with his brother Matthew, and their father, John, but they did not stay long. The Popular Spring Church records show that Thomas was expelled for fighting, November 7, 1812. He then moved back to Bullock County where he was granted land the next year. About 1818, he sold his 500 ace plantation in bullock and moved to Bryan County, where he made his home on Savage Creek. Thomas was granted 600 acres there in 1820. Between 1824-1826, Thomas's first wife, Polly, died and about a year later, Thomas married secondly to Mrs. Rhoda Parker, the widow of John Parker of Liberty county. Rhoda was the daughter of David Strickland. Rhoda and Polly , Mary Strickland), were cousins. In 1835, Thomas sold out and moved to the 590th District of Ware County, Georgia. He was Justice of the Peace from 1841 - 1845. In 1858, Thomas removed from Ware co., Georgia to Pierce,(now Brantly), county, Georgia.Thomas died in Pierce co., GA. on 18 March 1865 leaving his son, Henry W. Albritton as Administrator of his estate.(Anotherr source gives his death as 26 Aug 1853 ?)
9. Henry W. Albritton, born 1806 in Bulloch county, Georgia, son of Thomas Henry Albritton, Sr.,and Mary Ann Strickland of North Carolina. His wife's name was Amelia.He reportedly died in Ware County, Georgia.
10. Rhoda Albritton, was born 1834 in Bryan county, Georgia,daughter of Henry W. and Amelia Albritton.Rhoda Albritton married Joshua Carver of Ware county, Georgia. Their daughter, Nancy Malinda Carver, 1851-1898, married Peter Aaron Young, Sr., P.L. Young,Sr. and Nancy M. Carver were the great grandparents of Merle Anita Young, wife of Elwood R. Coleman, Sr.,of New Orleans, Louisiana.

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