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Hiram Ritter

Hiram Ritter
b. August 1846, Oldham County, Kentucky, to Owen and Eliza (Pitcher) Ritter
d. 1907, Osage Township, Camden County, Missouri

m. about 1862, Kentucky
Mary J. (Carpenter) Thacker
b. February 1832, probably Shelby County, Kentucky
d. about 1901, Camden County, Missouri

Children with Mary J. Thacker:

  • Mary E. (b. 1864)
  • Charles (1869-1934) married Mary Nancy Anderson

Hiram emigrated from Owen County, Indiana, to Osage Township, Camden County, Missouri,
in 1885.

Mary had one child from a previous marriage, Alfred P. Thacker, born about 1853, in

Submitted by:
Barbara Drake Ritter
Hoisington KS

Warren Ferris Lee

Warren Ferris Lee
b. 19 January 1799, Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York, to Elisha and Sally (Pitcher) Lee
d. 3 April 1859, Fawn River Township, St. Joseph County, Michigan

m. 16 October 1828
Eliza Maynard Nelson
b. 30 September 1809
d. 24 April 1890, Missouri

Children with Eliza Maynard Nelson:

  • Charles N (b. ca. 1831, New York)
  • Eliza Z. (b. ca. 1838, New York)
  • Henry (b. 1841, Indiana)
  • Mary (31 March 1844–9 June 1910) married Alfred Toll
  • Elizabeth (b. ca. 1848, Michigan)

Warren Ferris Lee moved to St. Joseph County, Indiana, by 1840 and after 1840, to Fawn River, St. Joseph County, Michigan, where he purchased a small flour mill and distillery on Fawn River from a Mr. Freeman. In the 1845 census of St. Joseph County, Michigan, the Lees were living in Fawn River Township.

About 1848, Warren F. Lee served as town clerk of Fawn River Township. But by 1850 the Lee family had moved to LaGrange County, Indiana, where Warren was running an inn called the Lima House with the help of his son Charles. Then in 1858, Warren was back across the state line in Fawn River Township, serving as a delegate to the St. Joseph County, Michigan, Democratic County Convention.

Submitted by:
Paul P. Brinkman
Kansas City MO