THE ANCESTRAL HISTORY OF LOUIE ADAMS ALBRITTON
& ALLIED FAMILIES
1608 TO 2000
ELIZABETH MAY (BETTY) ALBRITTON BOYD
BRENDA (BOYD) ANDERSON
1. 1651 YORK COUNTY, VIRGINIA
2. 1715 PRINCESS ANNE COUNTY, VIRGINIA
3. 1741 OLD BEAUFORT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
(NOW PITT COUNTY)
4. 1776 ROCKINGHAM, NORTH CAROLINA
5. 1776 CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
6. 1784 EFFINGHAM COUNTY, GEORGIA
SCREVEN, BULLOCH, BRYAN, & BURKE
7. 1806 WILKENSON (LAURENS) COUNTY, GEORGIA
8. 1812 BULLOCH COUNTY, GEORGIA
1818 BRYAN COUNTY, GEORGIA
9. 1835 WARE COUNTY, GEORGIA
10. 1858 PIERCE COUNTY, GEORGIA (BRANTLY)
11. 1837 COLUMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA
12. 1846 CENTERVILLE, GEORGIA
13. 1857 NEW RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA (BRADFORD)
14. 1869 MANATEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Ralph 1656 ..p.
Thomas 1682 ..p.
James 1705 ..p.
Thomas 1729 ..p.
John 1750 ..p.
Thomas 1776 ..p.
James M. 1812 ..p.
Thomas Capt. 1840 ..p.
Yeller Tom 1867 ..p.
Judge Paul C. 1896 ..p.
James W. Mush 1866 ..p.
Irma Lee 1891 ..p.
Bertha M. 1893 ..p.
Louie A. 1897 ..p.
Dora B. 1901 ..p.
Callie J. 1903 ..p.
James A At 1905 ..p.
Besse V. 1910 ..p.
Ora M. 1914 ..p.
Mercer 1775 ..p.
Alva A. 1831 ..p.
John A. 1812 ..p.
James T. 1848 ..p.
Ewing 1813 ..p.
John A. 1860 ..p.
Sara 1903 ..p.
Credits given to:
Errett Cyril Albritton, M.D.
Indian Jack Albritton
James Jackson Albritton
Bobby G. Albritton
Clifton A. McClelland
Book of Durrance
Thomas Porter Harris
Sources and References
At the end of this book, you will find a brief list of the sources where we obtained most of the information. Each source relates to a page number and a number in parentheses (#) inserted in the text.
Grouped together by underlining or bolding the lettering and using an asterisk *, bold asterisk *, or two ** ect. is how we point out relationships.
The name of Albritton is spelled many different way, but the spelling most often is ALBRITTON. Prior to the year 1667, the name was spelled: Albrigton, Albrighton, or Alberton. Since that time, other variations have appeared such as: Albriton, Allbriton, Albritten, Albrittain, and Albritain. The lines of Albrittons in this book have always spelled their name ALBRITTON except for one or two variations.
The first known reference to an Albritton was in Staffordshire, England where the name appears in the registry of Houghton Parish in 1570 as Albrighton. Apparently, an Albrighton family or families were members of the parish or church. According to Dr. Errett Cyrill Albritton of Washington, D.C. the first Albritton to emigrate to the new world was Robert Alberton who arrived at Jamestown Colony in the year 1608 on the second supply ship sent from England. This ship, commanded by Captain Newport, carried a supply of settlers among who were two females but no provisions.(1)
The first record found in early Virginia, is of a Francis Albritton (spelled Albrighton), who on 19 January 1651, purchased land in York County, Virginia from John Fleet, a planter (1). Francis, possibly the son of Robert Alberton, or he immigrated to Virginia from England before 1650. In 1655 he purchased additional land adjoining the first purchase (2).
Francis married an Irish girl who bore him seven children. His will made in York County, Virginia on 9 April 1667 named seven children (3):
1. Richard b. d.
m. Mary Wooten b. d.
2. Francis b. d.
3. Elizabeth b. d.
m. Mathew Jones b. d.
4. George b. 1636 d. c.1690
5. Anne b. d.
m. John Moreland b. d.
6. John b. d.
7. Margaret b. d.
m. William Bell (4) b. d.
George Albritton, born the fourth child of Francis in Virginia or England. In January 1689 he attended court in York County and told the court he was 53 years old (5). George is a planter and lives the grand style of most early Virginia planters. George died in York County. He had one known child named Ralph. Two other children died in early childhood.
1. Thomas b. 1 Aug 1682 Va. d. 1730
2. Edward b. d.
3. John b. d.
4. William b. d.
5. Ralph b. d.
6. Richard b. d.
7. Benjamin b. d.
Thomas Albritton, son of Ralph and Mary, born in York County, Virginia 1 August 1682. Thomas, also a planter was twice wed. First to Agnes around 1704, after her death he married Anne in 1727. Thomas moved from York County and purchased land on Kendalls Island in Princess Anne County, Virginia 1715.
Thomas died in Princess Anne County. No children are recorded for Anne and Agnes bore him two. The line survives through James Albritton.
1. James b. 17 Sep 1705 N.C. d. 1770
m. Elizabeth 1723 b. d.
2. Agnes b. 13 Mar 1707 (2) d.
James Albritton, son of Thomas and Agnes, born in York County, Virginia on 17 September 1705. He moved with hid family to Princess Anne County, Virginia in 1715. James inherited the plantation on Kendalls Island when his father died. In addition, according to the will, he was left a horse, a mill, and saddle tools.
James married Elizabeth in Princess Anne County around 1723. On 30 March 1741 (1), James sold the plantation and moved to Beaufort County, North Carolina (now Pitt County) where he purchased a plantation in 1744 (2). In addition to being a planter, James was a saddler and spent the rest of his life in N.C. James married Amy around 1745. James died in 1770, just before the Revolutionary war. The line survives through Thomas.
1. Matthew b. 1727 Va. d.
2. Thomas b. 1729 Va. d.
m. Margaret 1748 b. d.
3. James b. 1733or36 N.C. d.
4. Peter b. 1742 N.C. d.
5. George b. 1743 N.C. d.
Children of James & Amy (4)
6. Richard b. 1745 N.C. d.
7. Henry b. 1748 N.C. d.
THOMAS ALBRITTON (1)
Thomas, son of James and Elizabeth, born in 1729 in Beaufort County (now Pitt Co.) North Carolina. He married Margaret about 1748, the line descends through John.
1. Matthew b. d.
2. John b. 1750 N.C. d. 1815 GA.
m. Averilla Atherton 1774 b. d.
3. Enoch b. 1757 N.C. d.
4. Thomas b. d.
John, son of Thomas and Margaret, born in Pitt County, North Carolina in 1750. He lived there most of his life, marrying in 1774 Averilla Abby Atherton (2) from Marthas Vineyard (3). John was a member of the North Carolina Militia before, during and after the war (4).
In 1776, John and uncles George and Richard with their families, moved west to Rockingham, North Carolina and then to Charleston, South Carolina (5). The Uncles and their families spent several years there, but eventually moved to Georgia. Johns earliest recorded residence in Georgia is in Effingham County, where he had 126 acres surveyed for him 6 September 1784 (6). He lived in that portion of Effingham County, which was made Screven County in 1793 and into Bulloch County in 1796. In 1791, he received a grant of 200 acres in Effingham County, and 250 acres in Burke County (7). John moved from Bulloch County to Bryan County, Georgia, around 1794 and was appointed Justice of the Peace for the first District of Bryan County, Georgia on 6 January 1795. He was also a Judge of the Peace on 1 April 1799. Johns name also appeared on the jury list for Bryan County in 1797.
During the Revolutionary War, John served first with the North Carolina Militia, and later with the Patriots in Georgia. He was private in the Georgia line during the latter stages of the war 1780-1782 (5).
John later moved with his family and others of the connection to Wilkinson County, now Laurens County, Georgia in 1806 (1). Laurens County was created in 1807 and he was a charter member of the Popular Springs Baptist Church. John served as a moderator of its first conference held on 22 August 1807 (2). The homestead in Laurens County was in Lot 244 of the 2nd district (4), where John died. Henry and Richard Albritton (his 2nd and 9th children) were appointed administrators of his estate (5). Averilla died in 1817 and on 7 April 1817, willed the following items to her son William: one bay horse, one two-year old filly, one cow and yearling, stock of sheep and hogs, one feather bed, furniture, and the rest of the estate.
1. Thomas b. 1776 N.C. d. 18 Mar 1867 GA.
m.1.Mary Polly Strickland 1801 b. 1792 d. c. 1825
2.Rhoda Strickland Parker 1826 b. c. 1800 d.
2. Henry b. 1778 d. 1849
m. Sarah Ann Ellison b. d.
3. Ann b. 1782 d. 1849
m. Jethro J. Weaver b. d.
4. Sarah b. 1786 d.
m. Capt. David Mizell b. d.
5. Matthew b. 1788 d. Nov 1849
m. Nancy Ann Bulloch b. d.
6. Susannah b. 1793 d.
m. William Ennels Dean b. d.
7. Jane b. 1795 d.
m. John Dean b. d.
8. William b. 1797 d.
m. Mariah Blackshear b. d.
9. Richard b. 1798 d.
m. Elizabeth Perkins b. d.
Thomas, son of John and Abby, was born in North Carolina in 1776. He came with his parents to Effingham County, Georgia as a child and grew up there. Thomas married Mary Polly Strickland around 1801. She is the daughter of Joel and Elizabeth Strickland.
Thomas is commissioned a Lieutenant in the Bulloch County Militia 26 August 1808. A letter received him and his first wife Polly 22 July 1809 into the Popular Springs Baptist Church, Laurens County, Georgia. They had transferred from Black Creek Church in Bulloch County. Church records show that Thomas was expelled for fighting 7 November 1812 from the Popular Springs Church and he with his family moved back to Bulloch County where he was granted land the following year. This indicates Thomas and family, along with brother Matthew and their father did not stay long in Laurens County.
About 1818, Thomas sold a 500 acre plantation in Bulloch and moved to Bryan County, where he was granted 600 acres in 1820. Thomas then made his home on Savage Creek.
In 1823 Thomas served as Lieutenant of the Bryan County Militia 19th district, and as sheriff of Bryan County 1824-1826. About this time, his wife Polly died and a year later he married widow Rhoda Parker Strickland of Liberty County. Rhoda and Polly were cousins. Between the years 1841 & 1845, Thomas was Justice of the Peace in the 590th district of Ware County, N.C. He had moved there in 1835 and in 1838 during the Indian War Thomas and sons Henry, Noah, Thomas H. and James M. served in Captain James Walkers company of Ware County Militia.
The line descends through James M.
1. Patsy b. 1806 d.
2. Henry b. d.
m. Amelia b. d.
3. Arthur b. 10 May 1810 d.
m. Nancy Summerlin 1830 b. d.
4. James M. b. 6 July 1812 d. 13 Nov 1884
m. Fannie Raulerson b. 1820 d. 1905
14 Oct 1837
5. Charlotte b. 1816 d.
m. Perry Samuel Mizell b. d.
27 Aug 1835 (brother to Bone Mizel)
6. Thomas H. b. 6 Apr 1818 d.
m. Frances Waldron b. d.
11 Jul 1838
7. Noah S. b. 26 July 1819 d.
m. Lucina Griffin 1845 b. d.
8. Matthew R.W. b. 25 Dec 1822 d.
m. Civility Jones 1849 b. d.
Children of Thomas & Rhoda
9. Jane b. 1830 d.
m. Capt. James Jones b. d.
10. William T.(J) b. 6 May 1831 d.
m. Sarah Thrift 15 Jun 1850 b. d.
11. Susan b. 1834 d.
m. Moses Winn b. d.
m. J.R. O Berry b. d.
12. Ann b. 1835 d.
m. Elias Melton b. d.
13. Rhoda b. 1836 d.
m. Simon Winn b. d.
14. Andrew B. b. 1838 d.
m. Nancy Jones 24 Jan 1850 b. d.
15. Miriam b. 1840 d.
m. William Shuman b. d.
16. Nancy b. 1845 d.
m. Washington Griffin b. d.
JAMES MATTHEW ALBRITTON
James M. Albritton, son of Thomas and Polly (Strickland) Albritton, was born 6 July 1812, in Columbia County, Florida. In 1837, James met Frances Frannie Raulerson, daughter of William and Elizabeth Raulerson, in Columbia County. On 14 October 1837, James and Frannie were married by Rev. Robert P. Brown. About this time, the Seminole Indians were attacking the white settlers in Columbia County.
James enlisted in Captain William Williams Company, Florida Militia on 16 August 1838, and stayed until 16 February 1839. He enlisted again 17 September 1840 and stayed in until 4 November 1840 in Captain Aaron Jernigans Company, Georgia Militia, under Colonel Twiggs. He fought twice more from 15 November 1841 through 30 November 1841, and 22 March 1842 through 14 December 1842(16 months 5 weeks).
In 1846, James and family moved to Centerville, Georgia, where they were found in the 1850 census. In 1870, James and family were living in Manatee County, Florida. When Fannie applied for widows pension, she said they had lived in Cork, Florida two years, and then moved to Fort Green, Hardee County, Florida.
James stated that he is 5 11, fair complexion, light sandy hair, and grey eyes. Fannie has blue eyes. He was a farmer by trade. On 13 November 1884, James died and is buried in the Fort Green Baptist Church Cemetery, now Hardee County. Fannie died in 1905 and is buried beside James. The line descends through Thomas H.
1. Julia Ann b. 12 Sep 1838 d. 24 Apr 1913
m. Williams c. 1856 b. d.
m. Miller Nov 1870 b. d.
m. Rutledge 25 Dec 1883 b. d.
2. Thomas A. b. 28 Apr 1840 d. 15 Mar 1924
m. Mary Ann Polly Thrift b. 1838 d. 1 Jul 1919
3. Sarah Ann b. 24 Feb 1843 d.
m. William Smith b. d.
4. Margaret b. d.
5. Noah A. b. 23 Mar 1847 d.
m. Margaret Underhill McLeod b. d.
6. Andrew Ander b. 1849 d. age 18 in 1869
7. William b. Feb 1854 d.
m. Susan Hall b. d.
8. Jackson b. 1855 d.
m. Rebecca Summerall b. d.
9. James W. b. 4 Mar 1857 d.
m. Emma A Powers b. d.
m. Anna E. Gibney-Fraser b. d.
Indian Jack b. 28 May 1919 d. 20 Feb 1989
co-author of Albrittons of Central Florida
10. Matthew A Sonny b. 28 Apr 1865 d.
m. Nancy M. Willis b. d.
**It is believed by some she died young, but it is possible she met and married a cattle drover Marion Canaday who took her to live at Christmas, Orange County, (now East Orange County) Florida where her descendants live today.
THOMAS ALBERT ALBRITTON
Thomas, son of James M. and Fannie (Raulerson) Albritton, was born in either Valdosta, Georgia or Columbia County, Florida on 28 Apr 1840. In 1861, Thomas met and married Mary Polly Ann Thrift probably in New River County Florida. She was born c. 1838.
The next event in Thomas life was the Civil War. He was the Orderly Sergeant under Captain William L. Campbell and Captain Francis A. Hendry, a Militia Company. It was understood that he had been in the service of the regular Confederate Army(1).
When Thomas returned from the Civil War, he moved his family to Bartow, Florida. Later he moved to Old Chicora, and the town was cut into Desota County in 1887. On 1 July 1919, Polly died and is buried in Bethlehem Church Cemetery in Old Chicora, Florida. On 15 March 1924, Thomas died and is buried beside her. The line descends through James W.
1. Fannie A. M. b. 1861 d. 12 Aug 1877
2. Matilda b. 1862 d.
m. Hopkin E. Padgett b. d.
3. James W. Mush b. 25 Dec 1866 d. 4 may 1930
m. Belle V. Graham b. 17 Jun 1872 d. 17 Sep 1926
4. Thomas A. Yaller b. 22 Nov 1867 d. 23 Jun 1958
m. Martha J. Chancey b. 9 Feb 1875 d. 1 Apr 1957
5 Sep 1895
5. Wyle Lee b. 1868 d.
m. Mary Sylvania Nobles b. d.
6. John Henry b. 16 Jan 1872 d.
m. Cora L. Rawls b. d.
7. William O. b. 15 Nov 1873 d. 8 Sep 1898
Story of dying in the woods with Irma, Bert, & Louie, page
8. Niram R. b. 3 Dec 1874 d.
m. Priscilla Alderman b. d.
9. Noah Franklin b. 22 Oct 1878 d.
m. Jennie Bryant b. d.
10. Catherine C. b. 1878 d.
11. Martha O. b. Mar 1882 d.
m. James Cochrane b. d.
12. Matthew b. 13 Apr 1885 d. 16 Aug 1889
JAMES WASHINGTON ALBRITTON(1)
Jim Mush, son of Capt. Tom and Mary Polly Ann was born in Hillsborough County, Florida on 25 December 1866. Jim married Isabelle Virginia Graham 30 December 1890. Isabelle was born 17 June 1873, the daughter of Alva Addison Graham and Dorathia (Cooke) Graham of Manatee County, Florida. (Refer to pages for Isabelles history). Some of the family believe there was a connection between the Graham family and Chief Osceola, but this is hard to prove.
Jim and Belle made their home at Old Chicora, Hillsborough County, Florida (southeast corner) and they raised cattle and citrus with interest in lumber. On 17 September 1926, Belle hurried into the house to entertain unexpected company and collapsed.
Jim married Olene Flemming shortly after Belles death. Olene was born c. 1904. Carlton Bon Flemming is her nephew. Jim died of cancer at Fort Green, Hardee County, Florida 4 May 1930. Jim and Belle are both buried at Bethlehem Cemetery near Fort Green, Florida. The line descends through Louie Adams.
1. Irma Lee b. 13 Oct 1891 d.
m. James J. Manny Albritton b. 1885 d.
2. Bertha Mae b. 10 Mar 1893 d. 13 Mar 1981
m. Elic F. Hunter b. Aug 1889 d. 24 May 1952
3. Louie Adams b. 30 Jan 1897 d. 19 Jun 1981
m. Sara Clarke 27 Jun 1922 b. 25 Jun 1903 d. 15 Apr 1997
4. Dora b. 4 Feb 1901 d.
m. Carl Alderman b. d.
5. Callie Jewell b. 8 Sep 1903 d. 14 Jun 1991
m. Aubry Durrance 1920 b. 16 Jul 1901 d.
Edward J. Triner 1944 b. d. 1974
6. Maybelle b. 17 Jun 1898 d. 1899
buried in Bethlehem Cemetery
7. James Athan b. 14 Jan 1905 d. Sep 1971
m. Mary Ann Delilah McClelland b. 16 Aug 1914 d. 2 Mar 1991
Gladys Mae Warren Spies b. 13 May 1912 d.
8. Besse Verda b. 6 Sep 1910 d.
m. Ernest Willie Jones b. 28 Sep 1906 d.
9. Ora Martha b. 3 May 1915 d. 17 Apr 1981
m. Carlton Bon Flemming c.1928b. d.
Ralph Gibs b. d.
Willie Turner b. d.
Children of Jim and Olene
1. Cleo b. stillborn, buried at Bethlehem Cemetery
2. Jimmie Jeanette b. 11 Oct 1930 d.
m. b. d.
LOUIE ADAMS ALBRITTON
Louie, named for the doctor who attended his birth, was the first son of James Washington (Jim Mush) and Isabelle (Belle) Virginia Graham Albritton. He was born in Old Chicora, Polk County Florida near the Hillsborough County line. His grandfather, Capt. Tom, had his home in the lower south-east corner of Hillsborough county.
Louie was counted in the Polk County 1900 census as John L. and in the Desota County census 1910 as Lewis. His last year in school was in 1916, age 20 in Fort Greene Desota County Florida. He served three years in the Navy at the end of WW1 May 1918 to September 1921. He received an honorable discharge as a Seaman Second Class with a score of 3.55 out of a 4.0. (2)
After the war and his discharge, Louie worked with his Uncle Yeller Tom Albritton hauling citrus and doing grove work at Bee Ridge on the Fruitville Road near Sarasota Florida. Here he met and married Sara Clarke. Sara, daughter of John A. and Sarah Ann Sallie Dickey Clarke of Philadelphia, had moved to Florida in 1919.
Louie and Sara married 17 April 1922. They lived in Bee Ridge for seven years on grove and farm land where Louie specialized in truck farming to ship north to the markets. The first three children were born during this time. Louie then became a Federal Government Agent for the US Dept. of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry. From 1929 1935 the family lived in Middleburg, Daytona, Fort Pierce, and Melbourne Florida.
Louie hired men to round-up cattle and horses, build holding pens and large vats in which to dip the animals. The Texas fever ticks were a problem for cattle and the animals needed to be dipped into an arsenic solution to kill the ticks. This procedure was repeated every 14 days for the duration of 18 months. The eradication of the ticks was nearly completed at the onset of WW2 in 1941. Louie was personally in charge of killing the deer, which carried the ticks and animal rights activists were furious about the number of deer killed.
time, the family was settled in Orlando Orange County Florida. Louie took the position of ranch foreman for
the Peavy-Wilson Lumber Company. Their
acreage was located in the north-east corner of Osceola County Florida along
the west bank of the lower St. Johns River.
The timber was cut and processed at the mill in Holopaw, Osceola County
Florida and cattle were fattened upon the grass. In 1946, WW2 was at the end and the land was sold, cattle taken
to market, and the mill closed down.
THOMAS ALBERT ALBRITTON
Yaller Tom, son of Capt. Tom and Fannie Albritton, brother of Jim Mush, was born in Polk County, Florida. On 5 September 1895, in Bartow, Polk County, Florida, Tom married Martha Jane Mitchell Chancey, daughter of Edmund Layfayette and Temperance (Thomas) Chancey. She was born 9 February 1875 and lived at Duette, Manatee County, Florida.
Thomas died 23 June 1958, at Bee Ridge, Sarasota County, Florida and is buried at Manasota Burial Park in Oneco, Manatee County, Florida. Jane died 1 April 1957 and is buried ---------.
1. Paul Clyde b. 23 Jul 1886 d. 18 Feb 1946
m. Emma Jane Rowe b. d.
24 Jan 1924
story following list**
2. Maude Chancey b. 27 Jul 1898 d. 1966
3. Karl Benjamin b. 19 Oct 1900 d.
m. Edith Janet McIntosh b. 1903 d.
Edith was born in Philidelphia to John(from Canada) and Ethel E.M. McIntosh(from England).
JUDGE PAUL C. ALBRITTON(1)**
Judge Paul Clyde Albritton was born 25 July 1896 in Polk County, Florida. The son of Thomas A. and Martha Jane (Chancey) Albritton, descendant of pioneer Florida families. Thomas, a citrus grower, came to Sarasota with his family in 1900. Thomas bought the old Sebon Rawl grove at Bee Ridge. He has been in the citrus industry since.
Paul attended the county school at Bee Ridge. Gradated from Sarasota High in 1915 in the schools second graduating class in which there were three boys and five girls. Paul then entered John B. Stetson University, at Deland, Florida where he studied until his enlistment to the Navy June 1917. For training they sent him to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Wingfoot Lake Lighter-than-air training camp at Akron, Ohio. In May 1918, he was commissioned at Pensacola, Florida where he served as flight instructor until May 1919.
In the autumn of 1919, Paul returned to Stetson U. where he graduated with an A.B. degree in 1920. Paul then entered the law school at Stetson and graduated June 1922. Immediately admitted to the state and federal bar, he began practicing in Sarasota during the summer of 1922. In 1923, Paul was appointed county attorney and served nearly a year.
Paul married Miss Emma Jane Rowe, of Miami, Florida on 24 January 1924. On 20 May 1924, he was appointed county judge by the governor to succeed Judge W. Y. Perry who died in office. On 20 June 1927 Paul was appointed circuit judge, becoming the youngest circuit judge in Florida. Paul served until 1 August 1935 when he resumed the practice of law. He died 18 February 1946. Myakka State Park, which he helped create, is one of the achievements of this progressive citizen.
1. Thomas James PFC b. 19 Jun 1925 d.
2. Charles Richard b. 17 Mar 1928 d.