Saturday, February 05, 2011

Surname Saturday : WRIGHT

The WRIGHT surname is in my maternal line.  The origins of the surname are Scottish.


Stories and history:


Ahnentafel # 12: Virgil Lee Wright (1894-1972).  Virgil was born July 6, 1894 in Orestes, Madison County, Indiana.  He married June 19, 1915 in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana to Edna Muriel "Peach" Pierce (1897-1968).  Edna was born February 7, 1897 in Madison County, Indiana.  They raised three children in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana where Virgil was a farmer.  Edna died March 3, 1968 in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana.  Virgil died March 25, 1972 in Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.  Both are buried in the Park View Cemetery, Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.


Ahnentafel # 24: John William Wright (1860-1945).  John was born February 21, 1860 in Brown County, Ohio.  He married May 13, 1888 in Madison County, Indiana to Ellen King (1868-1913).  Ellen was born August 24, 1868 in Frankton, Madison County, Indiana.  They lived in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana and were the parents of two surviving children.  Ellen died December 24, 1913 in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana.  John married secondly in Madison County, Indiana to Margaret Lewis (1872-    ).  Margaret was born August 19, 1872 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  Nothing further is known about her at this time.  John died June 5, 1945 in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana.  John and Ellen are buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.


Ahnentafel # 48: Joseph Wright (1838-1919).  Joseph was born April 1838 in Brown County, Ohio.  He married in Schuyler County, Missouri on November 1, 1857 to Rebecca Ann Heaton (1841-1890).  Rebecca was born in 1841 in Brown County, Ohio.  They lived briefly in Schuyler County, Missouri before returning to Brown County, Ohio and came to Madison County, Indiana after the Civil War.  They had 9 children.  Rebecca died March 25, 1890 in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana.  Joseph married secondly on April 11, 1891 in Madison County, Indiana to Dorothy Palmer (1837-1926).  Dorothy was born June 1837 in Pennsylvania and died March 4, 1926 in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana.  Joseph died September 16, 1919 in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana.  All are buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.


Ahnentafel # 96: John Wright (1814-1890).  John was born November 4, 1814 in Pleasant Township, Brown County, Ohio.  He married September 9, 1834 in Brown County, Ohio to Anna Wardlow (1816-1893).  Anna was born April 23, 1816 in Brown County, Ohio.  They raised 6 children in Washington Township, Brown County, Ohio where John was a farmer.  John served as County Commissioner and County Treasurer for Brown County.  Anna died October 4, 1893 in Brown County, Ohio.  John died June 10, 1890 in Brown County, Ohio.  Both are buried in Wardlow Cemetery # 2, Washington Township, Brown County, Ohio.


Ahnentafel # 192: George Wright (1780-1853).  George was born July 31, 1780 in Pennsylvania.  He married January 27, 1812 in Adams County, Ohio to Elizabeth Robins (1781-1857).  Elizabeth was born June 16, 1781 in Pennsylvania.  They raised 6 children in Brown County, Ohio.  George was a veteran of the War of 1812.  Elizabeth died November 22, 1857 in Brown County, Ohio.  George died August 5, 1853 in Brown County, Ohio.


Ahnentafel # 384: John Wright (1755-1810).  John was baptized April 13, 1755 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.  He married before 1780 to Sarah Fleming.  I do not have dates of birth or death for Sarah.  They came from Pennsylvania to Kentucky and then Ohio at the time of statehood.  They had 9 children.  John died October 15, 1810 in Clemont County, Ohio.


Ahnentafel # 768: Deacon John Wright (1727-1772).  John was born February 10, 1727 in Freuchie, Falkland Parish, Fife, Scotland.  He married February 15, 1753 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts to Hannah Fessenden (1732-1800).  Hannah was born August 15, 1732 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.  They raised 5 children in Cambridge.  John was a surgeon's mate in the French & Indian War.  Hannah died December 9, 1800 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.  John died June 1772 off the coast of Anamaboo, New Guinea while serving as a medical missionary.


Ahnentafel # 1536: Robert Wright (1688-1749).  Robert was born April 23, 1688 in Logie, Perth, Scotland.  He married June 24, 1718 in Logie, Perth, Scotland to Elizabeth Henderson (1698-1790).  Elizabeth was born December 18, 1698 in Logie, Perth Scotland.  They raised 12 children.  Elizabeth died April 22, 1790 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.  Robert died December 13, 1749 in Foodie, Fife, Scotland.  Robert is buried in the cemetery of the Parish Church of Darsie, Scotland.  Elizabeth is buried in the Chapel of Ease Burying Ground, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.


Ahnentafel # 3072: Alexander Wright (    -1708).  Alexander married in 1672 to Mary Fergus (    -1732).  They had 5 children and held land in Parish of Falkland, Scotland.  Mary died November 1732.  Alexander died January 1708.


Ahnentafel # 6144: James Wright (c1615-1674).  James was born circa 1615.  He married October 22, 1639 to Elizabeth Linton (    -1672).  Elizabeth was from Pendreich, Scotland.  They raised 7 children.  James purchased the estate of Drumdrouls and Haughhed in the Parish of Dunblane and Shire of Perth.  Elizabeth died February 1672 in Scotland.  James died in 1674.


Ahnentafel # 12288: Patrick Wright. Nothing further is known at this time.


Ahnentafel # 244576:  James Wright.  James married at Denny, Scotland to Marion Young.  Nothing further is known at this time.


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