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Husband: Richard Murphy Wright
Born: 28 JAN 1849 in Union Co, GA
Married: 27 NOV 1870 in Macon Co, NC
Died: 14 FEB 1924 in Swain Co, NC
Father: James S Wright
Mother: Caroline C Winfrey
Spouses:

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Wife: Mariah M C Stillwell
Born: 15 JUN 1848 in Macon Co, NC
Died: 09 JUN 1936 in Swain Co, NC
Father: William H Stillwell
Mother: Maria L Welch
Spouses:

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Children
01 (F): Nancy Caroline Wright
Born: 13 AUG 1871 in Macon Co, NC (now Swain Co, NC)
Died: 10 JAN 1921 in Buncombe Co, NC
Spouses: Doctor Franklin Mehaffey

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02 (M): William A Wright
Born: 1872/03 in Swain Co, NC
Died: 10 MAR 1932 in TN
Spouses: Dixie Everett
03 (F): Margaret Jura Wright
Born: 16 APR 1875 in Swain Co, NC
Died: 11 JAN 1961 in Swain Co, NC
Spouses: Charles E Byrd
04 (M): James S Wright
Born: 09 APR 1877 in Swain Co, NC
Died: 07 JUN 1952 in Swain Co, NC
Spouses: Ida Elizabeth Maynor

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05 (M): Richard W Wright
Born: 07 JAN 1879 in Swain Co, NC
Died: 30 SEP 1911 in Swain Co, NC
Spouses: Mamie Everett

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06 (M): Thomas Patton Wright
Born: 28 JAN 1881 in Swain Co, NC
Died: 05 MAY 1971 in Mecklenburg Co, NC
Spouses: Martha Jane Hogue

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07 (F): Clementine M Wright
Born: 02 MAR 1883 in Swain Co, NC
Died: 25 JUN 1948 in Gaston Co, NC
Spouses: Riley Goldman Cable

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08 (M): Americus Erastus Wright
Born: MAR 1885 in Swain Co, NC
Died: after 1930 in Orange Co, CA
Spouses: Modena Cable
09 (M): John Zedwick Wright
Born: 03 MAR 1887 in Swain Co, NC
Died: after 1930 in Orange Co, CA
Spouses: Alice Melvina Marr
10 (F): Amanda E Wright
Born: 11 AUG 1889 in Swain Co, NC
Died: 29 DEC 1901 in Swain Co, NC
Spouses:

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11 (M): Leander A Wright
Born: 23 JAN 1892 in Swain Co, NC
Died: 05 SEP 1976 in Swain Co, NC
Spouses: Fannie Carringer
Additional Information

Richard Murphy Wright:

Notes:

!NOTES:Marty Grant's 2nd Great Grand Uncle.;

!NOTES:Apparently named after his Great Grandfather Richard Murphy, perhaps more directly named for his uncle Richard Wright (don't know if his uncle had a middle name though);

!CENSUS:1850 Cherokee Co, NC # 915/915
James Wright, 37 Farmer $600 NC
Caroline, 27
Arabella 17
Martha 6
Alexander 4
Richard 1
James Cromwell 15;

!CENSUS:1860 Cherokee Co, NC Valleytown Dist. Valley Town PO # 891/891
James S. Wright 45 Farmer $2200/530 Surry
Caroline 35 "
Orra 20 "
Alexander 12 Cherokee
Richard 10 "
Laura 8 "
Emaline 6 "
Plutine 4
Americus 2
Ivlee 2/12
Jerry Rogers 22 farm laborer, Macon;

!CENSUS:1870 Cherokee Co, NC Valleytown Township, Valleytown PO # 20/20
James Wright, 56 Farmer $1000/300 NC
Caroline 46
Alexander 22
Richard 20
Laura 18
Rebecca 16
Plutina 14
Americus 12
Ivalee 10
Median 3;

!MARRIAGE:27 Nov 1870 Macon Co, NC Richard WRIGHT & Mariah STILLWELL by A.A. JUSTICE, MG;

!CENSUS:1880 Swain Co, NC PHF 184B-86-86 Nantahala Township
Richard M. Wright W M 30 M Farmer GA-NC-NC
Mariah M.C. W F 31 Wife M Keeping House NC-NC-TN
Nancy C. W F 8 Dau NC-GA-NC
William A. W M 7 Son NC-GA-NC
Margaret J. W F 5 Dau NC-GA-NC
James S. W M 3 Son NC-GA-NC
Dick W. W M 1 Son NC-GA-NC
Allen Black W M 18 Cousin Dentist GA-GA-GA
- Zadock Allen Black (c1862 GA) is Richard's 1st cousin 1x removed;

!CENSUS:1900 Swain Co., NC Nantahala # 145/146
Richard M. Wright Jan 1847 53 M 29 GA-NC-NC Farmer
Mariah? C. Wife Jun 1848 51 M 29 11-11 NC-NC-NC
Thomas P. son Jan 1881 19
Tina M. dau Mar 1883 17
Erastus son Mar 1885 15
John Z. son Apr 1887 13
Mandia E. dau Aug 1888 11
Leander A. son Jan 1892 8;

!JURY:1900 Swain Co, NC R.M. WRIGHT Paid $ 1.10 for serving;

!JURY:1903 Swain Co, NC R.M. WRIGHT Paid $ 5.10 for serving;

!CENSUS:1910 Swain Co., NC Nantahala # 58/58
Richard Wright, Head, 64 m1 40 GA-NC-NC
Mariah, wife 62 m1 40
Leander son 18 NC-GA-NC;

!CENSUS:1920 Swain Co, NC Nantahala # 194/195 pg 232B
Dick M. WRIGHT, 74 GA/NC/NC
Maria C. wife 71 NC/NC/NC;

!NOTES:See Death Certificate for more information (North Carolina Death Certificates 1909-1975 Ancestry.com) -
http://www.martygrant.com/genealogy/wright/documentation/Wright_Richard_Murphy_(1849-1924)_Death_Certificate.jpg

Mariah M C Stillwell:

Notes:

!NOTES:I (Marty Grant) am not related to this person as far as I know. They are the ancestors or relatives of one or more of my in-law or step-relatives*, so I have researched them to a small extent.
* Niece Maude Crisp married into my Carpenter family.


!REFERENCE:
http://www.martygrant.com/
http://www.martygrant.com/genealogy/carpenter/


!CENSUS:1850 Macon Co, NC Tennessee Valley 493/503
William Stilwell, 29 (or 27), Farmer $100, Burke
Maria, 26 TN
Nancy L. 13 Macon
James 11
Elizabeth 9
Peggy 7
Amanda 5
Maria 2
Nancy McGaughey 60 born Unknown;

!CENSUS:1860 Macon Co., NC Welches # 560/573
William H. Stillwell, 49 Farmer $600/800 Burke
Mariah L. 42 TN
James F. 21 Macon
Elizabeth M. 19
Margaret J. 17
Amanda A 15
Mariah M. 12
Mary E. 10
William H. 7
John M. 5
Nancy Welch, 71, born Lincoln;

!CENSUS:1870 Macon Co., NC Welchs # 4/4
Wm Stillwell 59 Farmer $0/400 NC
Maria 51 TN
Maria M. 21 NC
Wm 17
John 15
Cannis E. 9
- Note Nancy Welch 83 next door;

!MARRIAGE:27 Nov 1870 Macon Co, NC Richard WRIGHT & Mariah STILLWELL by A.A. JUSTICE, MG;

!CENSUS:1880 Swain Co, NC PHF 184B-86-86 Nantahala Township
Richard M. Wright W M 30 M Farmer GA-NC-NC
Mariah M.C. W F 31 Wife M Keeping House NC-NC-TN
Nancy C. W F 8 Dau NC-GA-NC
William A. W M 7 Son NC-GA-NC
Margaret J. W F 5 Dau NC-GA-NC
James S. W M 3 Son NC-GA-NC
Dick W. W M 1 Son NC-GA-NC
Allen Black W M 18 Cousin Dentist GA-GA-GA

!CENSUS:1900 Swain Co., NC Nantahala # 145/146
Richard M. Wright Jan 1847 53 M 29 GA-NC-NC Farmer
Mariah? C. Wife Jun 1848 51 M 29 11-11 NC-NC-NC
Thomas P. son Jan 1881 19
Tina M. dau Mar 1883 17
Erastus son Mar 1885 15
John Z. son Apr 1887 13
Mandia E. dau Aug 1888 11
Leander A. son Jan 1892 8;

!CENSUS:1910 Swain Co., NC Nantahala # 58/58
Richard Wright, Head, 64 m1 40 GA-NC-NC
Mariah, wife 62 m1 40
Leander son 18 NC-GA-NC;

!CENSUS:1920 Swain Co, NC Nantahala # 194/195 pg 232B
Dick M. WRIGHT, 74 GA/NC/NC
Maria C. wife 71 NC/NC/NC;

!CENSUS:1930 Gaston Co., NC Gastonia # 76/78
Riley G. Cable head 48 M 18 NC-NC-NC
Tiny M. wife 46 M 17
Clyde O. son 22
Lela L. dau 13
Floyd O. son 11
Luther M. son 8
Maria C. Wright M-in-L 81 wd
Loye J. Cable D-in-L 22 wd
Opel O. gr-dau 3 5/12
George W. Almond boarder 49 wd
Ollie boarder 19 S
Carl Cunningham boarder 28 S
Garland Crisp boarder 19 S;

(10) Amanda E Wright:

Notes:

!CENSUS:1900 Swain Co., NC Nantahala # 145/146
Richard M. Wright Jan 1847 53 M 29 GA-NC-NC Farmer
Mariah? C. Wife Jun 1848 51 M 29 11-11 NC-NC-NC
Thomas P. son Jan 1881 19
Tina M. dau Mar 1883 17
Erastus son Mar 1885 15
John Z. son Apr 1887 13
Mandia E. dau Aug 1888 11
Leander A. son Jan 1892 8;

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