Cyndie, I sm just now getting your message posgted in May, 2007.But I want to get in touch with you quickly.My great-grandfather was Anson Brite, born aboutr 1818 and died in Pamlico Co. in 1892 or thereabouts.He was born in Camden Couny, NC, son of John Brite, who died there in 1845.John had other children--John Brite, Jr., Harriette, who married Thomas Booth of VA, and Washington Brite.Anson had three wives: Courtney Spence, a very young woman, who died about 1841 and had two chidren--Sarah and Edward. Anson's second wife was a cousin, Lovey Brite, and then the third wife was my great-grandmother, Martha Rutter, daughter of Alfred Rutter, a farmer in Currituck Co. and his wife Chloe.
Anson and Martha married in March 1856, and they immediately moved to the area near New Bern, Craven Co., now Pamlico Co.Anson began buying parcels of land, which he farmed, eventually about 1,200 acres.Eventually, he gave some land to his sons, including my grandfather, William Henry Brite, who was a farmer in Merritt, Pamlico Co.He married Annie Mae Lane, of New Bern, and they had eight children, including my father, Hugh Clifton Brite ("Clif").
I have information about the earlier history of this familhy before John Brite, who was born about 1775, probably in Pasquotank Co., before it became Camden Co. in 1777.His forebearers originated in Lower Norfolk Co., VA, with the initial immigrant, John Brite coming there about 1658.I am still trying to find out more about this first immigrant, but so far, I can't find a ship passenger list or other informaion about him.
Please write back and share information with me.I will be glad to try to help you once I know what you need.