WILLIAM WRIGHT


Born: March 25, 1761, North Carolina

Died: 1838 Jackson County, Indiana

Burial Site: Wright Cemetery, Jackson County, Indiana
DAR Source Book shows grave was marked with Government Marker erected by the Christopher Harrison Chapter on Harrison Denny Farm, 4 miles South of Salem, Indiana.
However, in 2004 these pictures were taken at the Wright Cemetry, Jackson County, Indiana.

Service: Enlisted Randolph County, N Carolina in 1780
Served 3 months as private under Capt James ROBINSON, Col John LITTERAL
3 months in 1781 under Capt John RAVES and 3 months Capt William GRAY, Col Thomas DUGAN.

Proof: O B I:391
PI :765
History of Washington County, Indiana - Stevens Musuem: 632
Pension Claim S-16301, appl dated 26 Sept 1832 Washington County, Indiana
DAR Application Number 644881

Married: About 1780 to Martha "Betsy" MORGAN, Born 8 Aug 1768

Children:
Celia: married John COOLEY
Betsy: married __________ GOSS
Elijah: married "Widow" BREWER
Sally: married Levy WRIGHT (a cousin)
Samuel: married Jane BOWERS
Arwin: Born Feb 10, 1799 NC, died 30 Dec 1879 near Milford, Ellis Co, TX
   Married 1829 Catherine "Katy" COUTER, born 30 Sept 1801/4 died Milford TX Sept 7, 186-
Morgan: Born 20 Nov 1801 Powells Valley, Va. Died April 7, 1872 Effingham, IL
   Married in Kentucky 21 Jan 1822 to Jane ALLEN, born Jan 21 1806 NC and died Jan 16 1882 Salem, Indiana.
Wesley: married ______WRIGHT

For additional information on the Wright Family, see Medora Indiana Celebrating 150 years
Special insert, Jackson County Banner Tuesday May 22, 2003.

Directions: Wright Cemetery
The Wright Cemetery is located on the property of Ronnie Craig who lives at 2599 S. County Rd 940W, Medora, IN 47260-9785 and his phone number is (812) 966-2591. The cemetery is located west of Medora, IN. Please contact him for permission to go on his property to visit this cemetery, thanks!

Photos and directions provided by Edward Hitchcock, Daniel Guthrie SAR Chapter of Bedford, Indiana and John Sheets, David Benton SAR Chapter of Brownstown, Jackson County, Indiana.

Thanks to Ronnie Craig for his efforts in getting a cemetery work day done recently to get this cemetery in an honorable state




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