Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday: John William and Ellen (King) Wright


My maternal 2nd-great grandparents, John William and Ellen (KING) WRIGHT, are buried in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.

John William was born February 21, 1860 in Brown County, Ohio, the son of Joseph W. and Rebecca (HEATON) WRIGHT.

Ellen was born August 24, 1888 in Frankton, Madison County, Indiana, the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (SHAW) KING.

John and Ellen were married on May 13, 1888 in Madison County, Indiana. They lived out their lives on the family farm in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana.

Children of John and Ellen (KING) WRIGHT were:
  • unnamed WRIGHT; the 1900 census lists Ellen as the mother of 3 children with 2 living
  • Virgil Lee WRIGHT (1894-1972); married Edna Muriel PIERCE; 3 children
  • Chester Arthur "Mike" WRIGHT (1896-1955); married Erma Violet HAYES: 1 child
  • unnamed WRIGHT; the 1910 census lists Ellen as the mother of 4 children with 3 living
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