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Wright Family History



Jonathon Wesley Wright, born March 1, 1801 in Burke County, North Carolina , the son of Solomon Wright. He married Mary Jane "Polly Bailey before 1820. He was listed on the 1820 census of Burke Co. as married. They immigrated to southwestern Virginia ca 1836. They brought eight children with them. They settled first at Guest Station (Coeburn). They later moved to Holly Creek (Clintwood) at what later became known as the Phipps Place.

In 1850 Jonathan bought a tract of land in what is now Clincho. His cabin was built where later the old jailhouse stood. He bought more land and in 1860 his land was valued at $4000. His children owned large amounts of land also.

Jonathon and Polly had nine children.

Aaron b ca 1823 NC d ca 1870 Ky. md Isabelle Deaton

William b ca 1825 NC d ca 1880 Ky md Caroline Hill

Elizabeth b 1826 NC d 1920 Va. md James Mullins

Isabelle Louvina b 1828 NC d 1924 Va, md Lovell Stanley

John B, b 1830 NC d 1916 Va. md Nancy Jane Deel

Solomon Jr b 1833 NC d ca 1910 Va, md Elizabeth Colley

Thomas b 1835 nC d 1912 Minn. md (1) mary Jane Arrington Blansett (2) Louise Blair Chaney

Jasper b 1837 JNC d 1908 Minn. md Elizabeth Taylor

Waitzel b 1840 Va. d 1912 Wash. md Sarah Taylor


Jonathon Wesley Wright died 1889 in Dickenson County, Virginia.


Solomon H Wright , known ancestor of Jonathon Wesley Wright , was listed on the 1790 census of North Carolina. His ancestry has not been proven but evidence suggests that he was the son of Isaac Wright of Quaker records ( Hopewell MM). Solomon H Wright was listed on the 1800,1810,1820 and 1830 ,1840,1850 and 1860 census records of North Carolina.On the 1860 census his age was listed as 92, born in Pennsylvania. His residence was listed in Yancy, Burke and Mitchell Counties. ( They were all formed from the same original) On the 1810 census Solomon had five sons and two daughters. Solomon's first wife was not shown on the 1830 census. In 1850 he had a wife named Myra. In 1820 Jonathon Wesley was living "next door" to his father. The Solomon Wright homestead ( called Sol Wright Hollow even now) was located on the Toe River near the present town of Bakersville, Mitchell County, North Carolina.

Solomon Wright is listed on the 1812 NC Rosters in Regiment 8, Company 14.

The four identified sons of Solomon H Wright are: Jonathon Wesley Wright, Solomon Jr., Aaron, and Swinfield. His daughters have not been identified.


The above information was taken from the book "TheWright Connection" by Negatha Powers

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