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Thomas Jefferson Ritch[1]

Male 1840 - 1921


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  • Born  5 Nov 1840  , Upatoi, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Census: Federal  10 Sep 1850  , Upatoi, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1) Emanuel Rich, male age 36, farmer, $800 real estate, born in NC
      2) Sarah J. Rich, female age 34, born in Washington County
      3) Mary A. Rich, female age 13, born in Muscogee County, attended school
      4) Nancy A. Rich, female age 11, born in Muscogee County, attended school
      5) Thomas J. Rich, male age 9, born in Muscogee County, attended school
      6) Susan J. Rich, female age 7, born in Muscogee County, attended school
      7) Sarah W. Rich, female age 6, born in Muscogee County
      8) Martha J. Rich, female age 5, born in Muscogee County
      9) Missouri Rich, female age 4, born in Muscogee County
      10) James K. Rich, male age 1, born in Muscogee County
      11) Nancy Blunt, female age 49, born in NC
    Census: Federal  24 Jun 1860  , District 10, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 1) Emanuel Rich, male age 44, farmer, $7,325 real estate, $20,000 personal estate, born in NC
      2) Sarah J. Rich, female age 43, born in GA
      3) Mary A. Rich, female age 23, born in GA
      4) Nancy A. Rich, female age 21, born in GA, attended school
      5) Thomas J. Rich, male age 19, born in GA, attended school
      6) Susan J. Rich, female age 17, born in GA, attended school
      7) Sarah W. Rich, female age 15, born in GA, attended school
      8) Martha E. Rich, female age 13, born in GA, attended school
      9) Missouri Rich, female age 11, born in GA, attended school
      10) James H. Rich, male age 9, born in GA
      11) John F. Rich, male age 7, born in GA
      12) Edwd G. Rich, male age 1, $1,300, born in GA
    Military: Civil War  1861-1865  [1
    Lieutenant, 54th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry 
    Census: Federal  30 Jun 1870  , Columbus, Columbus-Muscogee County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    outside of city 
    • 1) Thomas Ritch, white male age 29, farmer, $2,300 personal estate, born in GA
      2) Julia Ritch, white female age 25, keeping house, born in GA
      3) Alonza Ritch, white male age 4, born in GA
      4) Nona Ritch, white female age 2, born in GA
      5) Henry Ritch, white male age 7 months, born in Oct in GA
      6) Jesse Carter, white male age 17, out to days work, born in GA
    Census: Federal  3 Jun 1880  , District 9, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 1) T. J. Reich, head, white male age 40, farmer, cannot read or write, born in GA, parents born in GA
      2) Julia Reich, mother, white female age 35, laborer, born in GA, parents born in GA
      3) A. E. Reich, a [where relationship should be], white male age 13, born in GA
      4) N. T. Reich, daughter, white female age 11, born in GA
      5) H. P. Reich, m [where relationship should be], white male age 9, born in GA
      6) Ida B. Reich, daughter, white female age 7, born in GA
      7) Bell Reich, daughter, white female age 5, born in GA
      8) R. E. Reich, son, white male age 3, born in GA
      9) Viola Reich, daughter, white female age 2, born in GA
      10) Pearl Reich, daughter, white female age 1, born in GA
    Obituary  28 Dec 1921  , Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    The Atlanta Journal 
    • This is the annotated obituary of Thomas Jefferson Ritch (Muscogee Co. GA) from The Atlanta Journal, 28 Dec 1921. "Mr. Thomas J. Ritch, Pioneer Georgian, Dies From Injuries in Fall" Mr. Thomas Jefferson Ritch, beloved Confederate veteran and pioneer Georgian, died Wednesday morning at his home at 97 Elbridge drive, from injuries sustained Tuesday evening, when he fell and struck his head against the fire grate in his room. Physicians declared that a paralytic stroke caused the fall. The funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the chapel of H. M. Patterson & Son, with the Rev. Henley officiating. Interment will be in Hollywood cemetery. The John W. Wilkerson lodge of Masons will conduct the services at the grave. Mr. Ritch was eighty-one years of age and for ten years had been making his home in Atlanta with his son, Charles E. Ritch. He was a native of Upatoie, GA., near Columbus, and resided there before coming to Atlanta. He served with distinction as a lieutenant in the Fifty-fourth Georgia regiment in the War Between the States, and was never wounded during the four years of service. He was widely known throughout his section of the state. For many years he was a member of the Masonic lodge at Elberslie, GA. [Note: he was a Sgt.] Surviving him are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. D. E. Boswell, Mrs. J. I. [F.] Ingram and Mrs. R. S. Snellings; four sons, Charles E., H. P., J. T. and C. H. Ritch, and thirty-four grandchildren." 28 Dec 1921, The Atlanta Journal, Wednesday PM, p. 20, c. 4 Annotations: Thomas Jefferson Ritch was born in Muscogee Co GA c. 1841. He was the son of Emanuel Ritch, b. NC, (1814-1884) and Sarah Jane Gilmore, b. Washington Co GA, (1816-1891). He was the grandson of David Ritch (Muscogee Co GA Will). Emanuel and Sarah Jane Gilmore Ritch and all of their children, except Thomas Jefferson Ritch, are buried in 21 graves in Cemetery #38 (Ritch Cemetery) Fort Benning Reservation, Muscogee Co GA. According to Lillian Henderson's Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia: 1861-1865, Vol. 5, p. 692, Thomas J. Ritch-3rd Sergeant (not a Lieutenant) May 12, 1862. Co. G., 54th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army of Tennessee, C.S.A., Muscogee County, Georgia. He was discharged, furnished substitute, in 1863. Appointed Sergeant of Co. K, 12th Regiment, Georgia State (Robinson's) Guards Cavalry, August 4, 1863. Mustered out at Atlanta, GA. February 4, 1864. Thomas J. Ritch's wife was Julia Amanda Harris (b. c. 1845), daughter of Gray Harris, b. NC, and Nancy Fuller, b. GA. They married in Putnam Co GA. Mrs. J. I. Ingram should have been Mrs. J. F. (Jefferson Franklin) Ingram. She was Ida Blanche Ritch. Mrs. D. E. Boswell was Mrs. Daniel Evans Boswell. She was Nona "Naomi" Thomas Ritch. Mrs. R. S. Snellings was Mrs. John Robert Snellings, later Mrs. Crockett M. Gammage. She was Alma Pearl Ritch. C. E. Ritch was Charles Emmett Ritch. C. H. Ritch was Cliff H. Ritch. H. P. Ritch was Henry Perse Ritch and married Mittie Keziah Snellings If you have questions or additional information, please contact Franklin Ingram, f_w_i@msn.com Raleigh, NC."
    Died  28 Dec 1921  , Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: injuries from a fall 
    Buried  29 Dec 1921  Hollywood Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I6313  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  27 Dec 2010 

    Father  Emanuel J. Ritch,   b. 27 Jul 1814, , , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1884, , , Muscogee County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah Jane Gilmore,   b. 11 Dec 1816, , , Washington County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1891, , Upatoi, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1637  Group Sheet

    Family  Julia Amanda Harris,   b. Abt 1845, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Abt 1865  , , Muscogee County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alonzo E. Rich,   b. Abt 1866, , Columbus, Columbus-Muscogee County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Nona T. Rich,   b. Jun 1867, , Columbus, Columbus-Muscogee County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Henry P. Rich,   b. Oct 1869, , Columbus, Columbus-Muscogee County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Ida B. Rich,   b. Abt 1873, , Columbus, Columbus-Muscogee County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Julia Belle Rich,   b. 14 Feb 1873, , Columbus, Columbus-Muscogee County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1893, , Columbus, Columbus-Muscogee County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. R. E. Rich,   b. Abt 1877, , Columbus, Columbus-Muscogee County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Viola Rich,   b. Abt 1878, , Columbus, Columbus-Muscogee County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Pearl Rich,   b. Abt 1879, , Columbus, Columbus-Muscogee County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Oscar C. Rich,   b. 1 Aug 1885, , , Muscogee County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1887, , Columbus, Columbus-Muscogee County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  22 Mar 2007 
    Family ID  F1917  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Nov 1840 - , Upatoi, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 10 Sep 1850 - , Upatoi, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 24 Jun 1860 - , District 10, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1865 - , , Muscogee County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - outside of city - 30 Jun 1870 - , Columbus, Columbus-Muscogee County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 3 Jun 1880 - , District 9, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Atlanta Journal - 28 Dec 1921 - , Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: injuries from a fall - 28 Dec 1921 - , Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 29 Dec 1921 - Hollywood Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1101] "Muscogee County, Georgia, Obituaries," database, Muscogee County, Georgia Rootsweb, (http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/muscogee/obits/), obituary for Thomas Jefferson Ritch, contributed by Franklin Ingram (f_w_i@msn.com); citing The Atlanta Journal, Wednesday evening, 28 Dec 1921, page 20, column 4, 19 Feb 2007.

    2. [S916] 1850 U.S. census, Muscogee County, Georgia, population schedule, digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), Emanuel Rich household, The Upatoi District, dwelling 71, household 72, page 366, National Archives and Records Administration microfilm M472, roll 79.

    3. [S1103] 1860 U.S. census, Muscogee County, Georgia, population schedule, digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), Emanuel Rich household, District 10, dwelling & family 567, page 74; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication M653, roll 132, 19 Feb 2007.

    4. [S1160] 1870 U.S. census, Muscogee County, Georgia, population schedule, digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), Thomas Ritch household, outside city of Columbus, dwelling 814, family 848, page 112; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication M593, roll 167, 22 Mar 2007.

    5. [S1161] 1880 U.S. census, Muscogee County, Georgia, population schedule, digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), T. J. Reich household, District 9, enumeration district 52, dwelling 64, page 6B; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T9, roll 159, 22 Mar 2007.