Marty and Karla Grant

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Husband: Aaron Wright
Born: 1765/1771 in NC
Married: 16 NOV 1792 in Surry Co, NC
Died: 1822/1830 in Surry Co, NC
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Wife: Mary Murphy
Born: 1770/01 in Surry Co, NC
Died: after 1850 in Union Co, GA
Father: Cpt Richard Murphy
Mother: Keziah Terry
Spouses: Ryan
Children
01 (M): Daniel S Wright
Born: 1793/04 in Surry Co, NC
Died: after 1870 in Surry Co, NC
Spouses: Patience Franklin
02 (F): Sarah Wright
Born: 1795/06 in Surry Co, NC
Died: after 1870 in Surry Co, NC
Spouses: Henderson Thompson
03 (F): Mary Wright
Born: 1797/08 in Surry Co, NC
Died: about 1866 in Surry Co, NC
Spouses: William Cockerham
04 (M): Richard M Wright
Born: 1800/01 in Lincoln Co, KY
Died: after 1850 in Union Co, GA
Spouses: Kesiah L
05 (F): Mariah Minnie Wright
Born: 1801/02 in Lincoln Co, KY
Died: after 1850 in Union Co, GA
Spouses:
06 (M): Zadock R Wright
Born: 1804/05 in Surry Co, NC
Died: after 1880 in Hall Co, GA
Spouses: Mary Ann Lawson

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07 (F): Rebecca Wright
Born: 1804/1810 in Surry Co, NC
Died: 1842/1850 in Surry Co, NC
Spouses: William Cromwell
08 (M): Aaron Burwell Wright
Born: 1810/01 in Surry Co, NC
Died: 29 APR 1862 in Civil War
Spouses:
09 (M): James S Wright
Born: 23 NOV 1813 in Surry Co, NC
Died: 09 MAY 1902 in Rhodo, Cherokee Co, NC
Spouses: Caroline C Winfrey

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Additional Information

Aaron Wright:

Notes:

!NOTES:Marty Grant's 4th Great Grand Parent.;

!NOTES:From "Our Heritage", Margaret Walker Freel, 1957, p 370 -
"The Wright family is of Irish descent. The first immigrant of the Wrights in America settled in the State of KY for a period. Later the family migrated to near present Oxford, N.C., then to Surry Co. To Aran Wright was born a son by name of James."
- The above is reasonably accurate as far as can be determined. Aaron Wright did live in KY for awhile. He did go to Surry after KY (and was there before moving to KY too).
- I've found no evidence of an Oxford, NC (Granville County) connection. There were Wrights there, so perhaps they are related somehow;

!NOTES:Aaron Wright was from Ireland according to Family Tradition. However, it seems more likely he was born in North Carolina. Perhaps his parents were from Ireland instead. His son James S. Wright was listed on the 1880 and 1900 census and in both cases listed his father as being born in NC.

!NOTES:Birth ca 1765/1771 per 1810 census age 26-44 (1765/84) and his 1792 marriage bond. He had to be at least 21 to marry without parental consent. That means he was born ca 1771 or before. Those two records combine to give ca 1765/1771 as likely birth range;

!NOTES:What is Aaron Wright's relationship to David Riggs? They were listed together on three records (1785, 1792 and 1795). David's wife Miriam is allegedly a daughter of Hezekiah Wright. How does Aaron connect to that family? His birth pre-dates David and Miriam's children by just a couple of years, perhaps he is Miriam's child by a previous marriage (or out of wedlock) and David Riggs is his step-father. More evidence is needed;

!NOTES:Special thanks to Alton Wright, Jim Cockerham and others for data shared on this family.

!COURT:11 May 1785 Surry Co, NC State vs. William UNDERWOOD. Witness Aaron WRIGHT proves 120 miles, 5 days. David RIGGS proves 360 miles, 24 days;

!CENSUS:1790 x

!MARRIAGE BOND:16 Nov 1792 Surry Co, NC Aaron Wright & Mary RYON (her name very difficult to read), David Riggs & Thomas York, bm;

!NAMED:27 Feb 1795 Surry Co, NC Land Entries # 1032 David RIGGS, 50a on Big Reedy Fork of Mitchel's River "including improvements by Aaron WRIGHT, Elisha ISAACS";

!CENSUS:1800 x
- In Lincoln Co., KY then, 1800 census lost for KY;

!TAXLIST:1800 Lincoln Co, KY:
George Wright 8/16/1800
James Wright 8/16/1800
John Wright 8/16/1800
William Wright 8/16/1800
Robert Right 8/23/1800
Aaron Rite 8/23/1800 <---
James Rite 8/23/1800
John Rite 8/23/1800
Jonathan Rite 8/23/1800
Winfield Rite 8/23/1800
- Is Aaron related to any of these other Wrights?

!CENSUS:1810 Surry Co, NC pg 669-180 Aaron Wright age 26-44 (1765/84)
30110-22010-0-1;

!TAXLIST:1812 Surry Co, NC Cpt WITCHER'S District, Aaron WRIGHT;

!TAXLIST:1815 Surry Co, NC pg 61 Aaron WRIGHT, 123 acres Mitchell's River, $ 450 Real Value, 1 White Poll, 1 black poll;

!TAXLIST:1815 Surry Co, NC pg 62 Aaron WRIGHT, for heirs of Moses WILLIAMS, 450 acres Reedy Fork Creek, $ 250 Real Value, 0 White Polls, 0 black polls
- No known relationship to the Moses Williams family;

!TAXLIST:1816 Surry Co, NC pg 27 Aaron WRIGHT, 123a Mitchell's River, $ 500 Real Value, 0 white polls, 1 black polls;

!TAXLIST:1816 Surry Co, NC pg 27 Aaron WRIGHT, as Agent for Moses WILLIAMS, heirs, 450 acres Reedy Creek $ 250 Real Value, 0 white polls, 0 black polls;

!CENSUS:1820 Surry Co, NC pg 768-774 Aaron Wright age 45+ (bef 1775)
210401-01301-0-0, Patters District;

!DEED:20 Feb 1822 Surry Co, NC R-11 Aaron WRIGHT to Thomas NIXON, witnessed by Daniel WRIGHT, Daniel WOLF Jr;

!DEED:25 Feb 1822 Surry Co, NC R-9 Aaron WRIGHT to Thomas NIXON, witnessed by Daniel WRIGHT, Daniel WOLF Jr;

!CENSUS:1830 x
- Apparently deceased, as widow Mary was head of household;

Mary Murphy:

Notes:

!NOTES:Marty Grant's 4th Great Grand Parent.;

!NOTES:Her surname appears to say "Ryon" on her 1792 marriage bond. Since her maiden name is proven to be Murphy by several court records, it would appear that she was married to, and widowed from, a Mr. Ryon (or Ryan) before 1792. If so, that Ryon may be a son of Darby Ryon who lived in Surry at the time;

!CENSUS:1787 Surry Co, NC pg 144 w/Richard MURPHY no ages (bef 1787);

!CENSUS:1790 Surry Co, NC pg 183 w/Richard MURPHY no ages (bef 1790);

!MARRIAGE BOND:16 Nov 1792 Surry Co, NC Aaron Wright & Mary RYON (her name very difficult to read), David Riggs & Thomas York, bm;

!CENSUS:1800 x

!CENSUS:1810 Surry Co, NC pg 669-180 w/Aaron Wright age 26-44 (1765/84)
30110-22010-0-1;

!TAXLIST:1812 * Surry Co, NC Cpt WITCHER's District, Polly WRIGHT

!TAXLIST:1816 * Surry Co, NC pg 27 Mary WRIGHT, 125 acres South Fork Mitchell's River, $300 real value, 0 white polls, 0 black polls;

!CENSUS:1820 Surry Co, NC pg 768-774 w/Aaron Wright age 45+ (bef 1775)
210401-01301-0-0;

!CENSUS:1830 Surry Co, NC pg 146 Mary Wright age 50-59 (1770/1780)
0001-00012001, FPC=0, slaves=0;

!CENSUS:1840 Surry Co, NC pg 79 Mary Wright age 60-69 (1770/1780)
000001-000001001, FPC=100000-000000, slaves=0;

!CENSUS:1850 Union Co, GA 85 District PHF 213-155-155
Richard Wright, 49 M Laborer Ky
Mary 79 F NC
Kisiah 44 F "
Sally Crummmell 18 F "
Zadoc 8 M "
Mary Wright 7 F "
Kisiah Crummell 14 F "

!CENSUS:1860 x
x Not found in Union Co, GA, probably deceased;

(05) Mariah Minnie Wright:

Notes:

!NOTES:Marty Grant's 3rd Great Grand Aunt.;

!CENSUS:1810 Surry Co, NC pg 669 w/Aaron WRIGHT age 0-9 (1800/1810);

!CENSUS:1820 Surry Co, NC pg 774 w/Aaron WRIGHT age 16-25 (1794/1804);

!CENSUS:1830 Surry Co, NC pg 146 w/Mary WRIGHT age 20-29 (1800/1810);

!CENSUS:1840 Surry Co, NC pg 79 w/Mary WRIGHT age 30-39 (1800/1810);


!TAXLIST:1849 Union Co., GA
Blairsville, 865th Dist, GM
John Wright, 1 white poll, no land
Richard M. Wright, 1 white poll, no land
ALse Wright,1 white poll, no land
Zadock R. Wright, 1 white poll, no land
"" Agent for Kiziah L. Wright and Minna Wright, 1 acre
Another list, same year apparently
Alsey Wright 1 poll, no land
John Wright, 1 poll no land
Zadock Wright, 1 poll, no land
Mariah M. Wright }
Kizziah Wright } 0 polls, no land.;


!CENSUS:1850 Union Co, GA 85th District PHF 203B-33-33
Zodac Wright, 45 M Tanner NC
Anna 47 F Ten
Richard 20 M None "
Sarah 15 F Va
Aron 13 M "
Achels 11 F NC
Pocahantos 7 F Ga
Powhattan 4 M "
Minna Wright, 48 F Ky
Mary Ann 21 F Ten

!CENSUS:1860 x

!CENSUS:1870 x

!CENSUS:1880 x

(08) Aaron Burwell Wright:

Notes:

!NOTES:Marty Grant's 3rd Great Grand Uncle.;

!NOTES:Possibly named for Vice President Aaron Burr (served 1801-1805);

!NOTES:Name on Civil War records: A. B. Wright; Aaron B. Wright; Burwell Wright;

!CENSUS:1820;

!CENSUS:1830;

!CENSUS:1840 Surry Co, NC pg 100 Burr Wright age 20-29 (1810/20)
00001-10001;

!BONDSMAN:-- Aug 1847 Surry Co, NC Bastardy Bond for Temperance WEAVER. BM: William CRUMEL, A.B. WRIGHT,


!TAXLIST:1849 Union Co., GA
Young Cane, 1018th Dist, GM
A. B. Wright, 1 white poll, has land;


!CENSUS:1850 x
* Possible match in Choctaw Co., AL, no record of that A. B. Wright after 1850;


!CENSUS:1860 Ashe Co., NC PHF 396-1294-1294 South Eastern District Jefferson PO
Alexander Elrod 58 M Farmer 1500 1800 N Carolina
Rachel 58 F "
Malinda Lorance 20 F "
Beril Wright 48 M Miner "


!CIVIL WAR:20 May 1861 Company C, 21st N.C. Regiment, Aaron B. WRIGHT, born 1811 Surry Co, NC. Enlisted age 50. Died 29 Apr 1862;

Marriage Notes

!NOTES:Aaron Wright and Mary had several children according to census analysis. No Will or Estate Records have been found to prove their children. Some are proven by other sources, others are speculative:

1. Daniel S. Wright - association.
2. Sarah Wright - married at Aaron Wright's home.
3. Mary Wright - not proven a Wright. See her own notes.
4. Richard Wright - living with Mary in 1850.
5. Minnie Wright - living with Zadock in 1850.
6. Zadock R. Wright - named for his mother's brother-in-law Zadock Riggs.
7. Rebecca Wright - association.
8. Aaron Burwell Wright - association.
9. James S. Wright - family tradition says his father was named Aaron. James came from Surry (proven), so voila.

11. Unknown Son born ca 1800/10, home in 1810 and 1820, but gone by 1830. No clue who he might be;

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