My direct ancestor was Capt. Silas White Arnett ALBRITTON (1802-1888), son of Enoch ALBRITTON (died 1834 Wilcox Co., Alabama) and Penelope FRIZZELL. There are many lines branching out from this patriarch and other Albrittons of Pitt Co., NC, and adjacent areas.
Many people get the different Albritton/Albrighton men confused, and sometimes it's difficult to find sources to prove or refute family legends and stories. As my cousin Tim Hudson posted on this forum some years ago, where's the real proof that Enoch was one of the children of James Albritton Jr. and Mary Arnett? Tim wrote: "This has been passed around as FACT, but I have never seen any reliable proof of this," although he believed (as do I) that Enoch's father was most LIKELY that James Albritton. I'm always glad to share research notes and help each other fill in the blanks on our family trees.
If you have Albritton ancestors and you're not sure where they're from and who they're related to, but really want to find out, you should consider participating in DNA and find out more about your family's origins. FamilyTree DNA is the best company doing DNA testing, in my opinion and that of many of my fellow researchers and cousins. Have a male Albritton in your line (of whatever spelling) take the Y-DNA test at the highest level you can do -- 37 markers, 67 markers, 111 markers -- or start at a basic level and upgrade later.
DNA can give you fascinating discoveries and reveal many more family branches. The more participants in DNA, the more extensive and helpful the results will be for all of us.
Since GenForum is going to a "Read Only" format, you're welcome to contact me directly if you have any questions about Albrittons of any spelling, or DNA testing in general.
On another GenForum note, the notifications for responses to posts have been glitched for several years, and if you replied to one of my posts on this forum, I may never have received a notice of your message. Write me directly and I'll help wherever possible.
Good luck with your research in all your family lines, Annie Crenshaw email@example.com