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From: Phil Ritter <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Joseph Byrket 1760-1833 and Mary ????
Date: Mon, 02 Nov 2009 15:02:11 -0800
I'm looking for my gr gr gr grandmother, a Barbara Burget/Burket (b.
1770's) who married John Ritter, presumably in Bedford Co. in the
1790's. They are listed there in the 1800 census in Bedford/St.
Clair townships, had three children (Sarah, George and Abraham)
before moving to Tuscarawas, Ohio in the 1810's, where they had three
more (John jr., Jacob and Catherine). John Ritter died in about 1826
and Barbara died in the 1830's and their children moved mostly to
Lake Co. and Kosciusko Co., Indiana. Their son George became a
Brethren "preacher," in Tuscarawas so presumably the family was Brethren.
At 02:26 PM 11/2/2009, you wrote:
>Be careful looking at Burkett families in Bedford County. There is at least
>two and possibly more. One family is found in southern Bedford County and
>Somerset County, in their respective Londonderry Townships (1800 census).
>The other family is in St. Clair Township (1800 census). Then in later
>years, you have Burkett's in Blair County. I have seen genealogies that
>erroneously mix the first two families together.