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Wright Genealogy - Western North Carolina

Genealogy > Wright

Welcome to my Wright genealogy pages. I am interested in the Wright surname in select counties in western North Carolina. My own ancestors were in Surry, Wilkes and Cherokee Counties. Some also briefly lived in Lincoln Co., KY and Union Co., GA. See list below for details about where I've researched.

Wright Family Pages - Each Wright family has their own web page, complete with all documentation I've found so far.  The link will take you to the surname index. Find the "Wright" surname and click on it and an index of all individuals will be displayed. Or you can use the search engine (to the left) to find a specific family or person.

What's New - Recent updates.

My Ancestry:

  1. Aaron Wright (c1770-1820s) and Mary Murphy (1771-aft 1850). Aaron was possibly born in Surry Co., NC. His parents are unknown, but it seems likely he's part of the Gideon and Hezekiah Wright families. He married Mary in 1792 in Surry, and soon moved to Lincoln Co., KY. They must not have liked it there for they were soon back to Surry Co., NC where he died in the 1820's. She remained there until the 1840's when she went to Union Co., GA with some of her children. Aaron and Mary were my 4th Great Grandparents.
  2. James S. Wright (1813-1902) and Caroline C. Winfrey (1822-1916). James was born in Surry Co., NC and married Caroline there ca 1838. They moved to Cherokee Co., NC in the 1840's where they remained until their deaths. They were my 3rd Great Grandparents.
  3. Aaron Alexander Wright (1847-1907) and Annis Dulcenia Waters (1862-1918). A. A. Wright, aka "El" Wright was a lifelong resident of Cherokee Co., NC. His wife was a native of neigboring Macon Co., NC. They were my Great Great Grandparents.
  4. Della Christmas Wright (1896-1982) and Charles Noten George (1890-1952). Della was born in Cherokee Co., NC. She was first married to Albert Conley (1885-1914) who died on the job as a conducter on the train. She married Noten George in 1918. They are my Great Grandparents. I knew her. I was 16 when she passed.

What's New?

1 Nov 2019 - Redesigned the main Wright page (this page).


Counties included. If a county isn't listed, I have not done any Wright research there. Use the search option  and search for Wright and the county name to see what family data I have. New updates may take a few days to appear in search results.

Alleghany - thru 1880
Ashe - thru 1880
Buncombe - thru 1880
Burke - thru 1880
Cabarrus - thru 1880
Catawba - thru 1880
Cherokee - thru 1940*
Cleveland - thru 1880
Davidson - thru 1880
Davie - thru 1880
Forsyth - thru 1880
Gaston - thru 1880
Graham - thru 1940*
Haywood - thru 1880
Henderson - thru 1880
Jackson - thru 1880
Lincoln - thru 1880
Macon - thru 1940
Madison - thru 1880
Mecklenburg - thru 1880
Mitchell - thru 1880
McDowell - thru 1880
Rowan - thru 1880
Rutherford - thru 1880
Stokes - thru 1880
Surry - thru 1940*
Swain - thru 1940
Transylvania - thru 1880
Union - thru 1880
Watauga - thru 1880
Wilkes - thru 1940*
Yadkin - thru 1880
Yancey - thru 1880
* Asterisks mark my primary counties of interest.