Ms. Jane Ragsdale Morton of Birmingham announces the engagement of her daughter, Anne Knox, to Austin Allbrook Averitt, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Richard Averitt of Birmingham. Miss Morton is the daughter of the late Mr. James Bridges Morton II of Birmingham.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Winfrey Ragsdale of Montgomery and the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Spotswood Morton of Birmingham.
Miss Morton graduated summa cum laude from Duke University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in English, French and European studies. She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and Phi Beta Kappa and will graduate from Harvard Law School in May.
The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Palmer Averitt and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Edward Allbrook, all of Selma.
Mr. Averitt graduated summa cum laude from Auburn University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He will graduate from the University of Virginia School of Law in May.
A June 2011 wedding is planned in Charlottesville, Va., after which the couple will live and be employed in Birmingham.