Friday, November 01, 2019

November Anniversaries


01 Nov 1740 William Wright was born [share tree image]
01 Nov 1778 Amy Wright was born [share tree image]
01 Nov 1847 Berry Wright died [share tree image]
01 Nov 2008 Jon Nichols [share tree] married Jerica Nichols [share tree]
01 Nov 1926 Nan Davis died [share tree image]
02 Nov 1861 Henry Peek was born [share tree image]
02 Nov 1867 Mary Dillon was born [share tree image]
02 Nov 1737 Rebecca Booth died [share tree image]
04 Nov 1769 Stephen Booth died [share tree image]
04 Nov 1999 Meadow Walker was born [share tree image]
04 Nov 1980 Doc Nichols died [share tree image]
04 Nov 1834 Franklin Linville was born [share tree image]
04 Nov 1935 Robert Nichols [share tree] married Ethel Nichols [share tree]
05 Nov 1832 Robert Hodges died [share tree image]
05 Nov 1761 William Berkeley died [share tree image]
05 Nov 1900 Robert Jones died [share tree image]
06 Nov 1651 Blanche Wodehouse died [share tree image]
07 Nov 1721 Stephen Booth was born [share tree image]
07 Nov 1726 Joan Hancock died [share tree image]
07 Nov 1864 Peter J Young died [share tree image]
07 Nov 1750 Elizabeth Wright was born [share tree image]
08 Nov 1850 Mary Brookbank was born [share tree image]
08 Nov 1712 John Wright was born [share tree image]
10 Nov 1769 William Wright was born [share tree image]
10 Nov 1802 John Hancock died [share tree image]
10 Nov 1822 Daniel Connor died [share tree image]
11 Nov 1773 Mary Hoge [share tree] married Solomon Hoge [share tree]
11 Nov 1824 Thomas Lawrence was born [share tree image]
12 Nov 1676 John Nichols was born [share tree image]
12 Nov 1724 Thomas Nicholls was born [share tree image]
12 Nov 1894 Lewis Edwards died [share tree image]
12 Nov 1712 Elizabeth Mix [share tree] married John Mix [share tree]
13 Nov 1750 Mary Browne [share tree] married James Browne [share tree]
13 Nov 1730 Mary Browne was born [share tree image]
13 Nov 1787 Benjamin Wilson [share tree] married Sarah Wilson [share tree]
13 Nov 1705 Jane Nichols [share tree] married John Nichols [share tree]
13 Nov 1873 Miner Clevenger died [share tree image]
15 Nov 1754 Edward Hancock was born [share tree image]
15 Nov 1919 Betsey Oefinger [share tree] married Elmer Oefinger [share tree]
16 Nov 1893 Quintina Meador died [share tree image]
17 Nov 1736 Edward Morgan died [share tree image]
17 Nov 1872 Robert King died [share tree image]
18 Nov 1599 Michael Spencer died [share tree image]
18 Nov 1820 Elizabeth Stoner was born [share tree image]
18 Nov 1690 William Berkeley was born [share tree image]
18 Nov 1835 Joshua Wilson died [share tree image]
19 Nov 1645 Nathaniel Warren [share tree] married Sarah Warren [share tree]
19 Nov 1994 Garnett Hancock died [share tree image]
19 Nov 1944 Mom Nichols was born [share tree image]
19 Nov 1836 John Harger died [share tree image]
20 Nov 1921 Joseph Nichols [share tree] married Maude Nichols [share tree]
20 Nov 1786 Susannah Akers [share tree] married Thomas Akers [share tree]
20 Nov 1678 Alice King was born [share tree image]
20 Nov 1908 Elizabeth Linville died [share tree image]
21 Nov 1855 Berry Linville [share tree] married Jane Linville [share tree]
23 Nov 1811 Clayborne Highley was born [share tree image]
24 Nov 1743 Judah Rogers [share tree] married Lois Young [share tree]
24 Nov 2014 Lonnie Hancock died [share tree image]
24 Nov 1849 John Highley [share tree] married Mary Pence [share tree]
24 Nov 1856 Elijah Hodges died [share tree image]
24 Nov 1720 Dorothy Lamson [share tree] married Caleb Lamson [share tree]
24 Nov 1918 Luda Lutz [share tree] married Charles Lutz [share tree]
24 Nov 1910 Leroy Nichols died [share tree image]
25 Nov 1914 Elizabeth Bobbitt died [share tree image]
25 Nov 1841 Bolling Rogers died [share tree image]
26 Nov 1795 Isaac Nichols [share tree] married Lydia Nichols [share tree]
28 Nov 1624 John Mathews was born [share tree image]
28 Nov 1579 William Booth died [share tree image]
29 Nov 1696 Flayle Payne was born [share tree image]
29 Nov 1910 George Bartlett died [share tree image]
30 Nov 2013 Paul Walker died [share tree image]
30 Nov 1816 Moses Wright [share tree] married Nancy Wright [share tree]

Friday, November 02, 2018


My new Ebook available now at Amazon Kindle. The Descendants of my fourth great grandparents James G Wright and Peggy Young.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

was john the son of william and mary and did he marry mary wray?

john wright may be the son of william and mary grant, that remains to be seen. but he is not the spouse of mary polly wray... 
polly married another john wright in 1822...  when she was about 20 she married john morgan wright from nc... the find a grave memorial for her names her husband who was born in about 1800. if this polly wray had actually married the john wright in question in 1822 it would have been long after the children's births, most of whom were born before her... would a twenty something marry a seventy something? it could happen, but did it happen here? 

now wait a minute dude there may have been another mary wray born in 1756??? who may have married john wright, you say mockingly. well, ok. show me the proof. have not seen any actual sources for this wife or marriage. prove its real or write it off as a myth. thats what i call homework. have found no proof of this mythical woman as of yet.
so the questions now are, who are the mothers of john wright's children and was he the son of william and mary grant???

some dna proof would prove who john's parents were of course, but until that happens lets look at the evidence. some say that william was born in fauquier county, and so was john, but actually william was born in stafford county, in the part which later became prince william county, and while both were in franklin county when they died, that hardly makes them kin. sure, william was in the militia and he definitely moved around some, but was he ever in fauquier? were any of his children born there? inquiring minds want to know... i have no doubt they were at least cousins, but were they father and son??? 

Monday, October 15, 2018

y gtft???

i mean i could have called it growing the family orb, but that would have made it gtfo. not a great name for a blog i think.
apparently its ok for a song though...


john wright did not marry mary polly wray

i mean someone did and his name was john. john morgan wright married mary polly wray in 1822 in crawford, indiana. he was definitely not the son of william and mary grant wright tho.

As IF!
morgan wright was the husband of polly wray on her find a grave memorial and its unlikely there were two polly wrays who married john wrights.

polly was born in 1802 ohio. morgan in 1800 north carolina. john the son of william was born in 1746 va. so he was about 56 when polly was born and when she was 20 he was about 76. see where this is going? ever see a twenty something mistake an old man for her husband? well you may have but anyway...

polly did not marry the son of william... 

Indiana, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850
Name Mary Wray
Spouse John Wright
Marriage Date 6 Oct 1822
Marriage County Crawford
Household Members
Name Age
Mary Wray
John Wright



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