Born in Alabama in 1810, Everett Ritter married Anna Goodwin May 15, 1828 in Hardeman Co., Tennessee and emigrated to East Texas in 1831. He particiapted in the Texas War for Independence,. enlisting April 1836 as private in Capt. R. Hooper's Co. from Shelby County. For his service, he was granted a first class certificate for 1 league and 1 "Single labor" (177 acres) total of 4605 acres.
In "Schemes of Matt Moorman in Regulator-Moderator War," E. Ritter was included in a list of "doomed citizens" that was tacked to the courthouse door by the Regulators on July 28, 1844. These 25 Moderators were given notice to leave the county within fifteen days from the date of the meeting. In August of 1844, President Harrison sent 600 troops into Shelby County to quell the fighting.
Everitt and Anna Ritter had at least four sons and five daughters.
Family of Benjamin and Margaret (Ball) Ritter
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