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23. Hezekiah WRIGHT22,48 was born about 1798 in Madison County, Kentucky.7 He died between 1860 and 1870 at the age of 62.


1850 Census. Chariton, Randolph Co, MO, Hh 585
Hezekiah Wright. age 51. b. KY, farmer
Delila, age 50, b. KY
James, 19, b. MO as were all the children
Hezekiah Jr., 17. John 20. Silas 12. Elisabeth 14. Rebecca 8. Thomas 7.

1860, Randolph Co MO, household 116.
H. A/I Wright age 61, born Kentucky. Delila age 61, born Kentucky.
Rebecca age 19 and Thomas age 17 born in Missouri.

Sheriff's Sale of Real Estate for Partition. Heirs: Delilah Wright [1st part]
Gideon, Richard, Derling, David, James, Silas, Thomas P. & Elizabeth Meyer. 9 Feb 1870.

Hezekiah WRIGHT and Mary Delilah/Delia LEE were married on 12 October 1820 in Madison County, Kentucky.49 Mary Delilah/Delia LEE was born in 1801 in Kentucky.50

Although Hezekiah's wife is usually seen as Delia or Delilah, the marriage was recorded as Mary Lee.
William Lee was Bondsman. 7 Oct 1820, Bond date. Elizabeth Lee, Mother of the Bride.
She was the daughter of a Richard Lee.

Madison Co KY Deed Book 3, p.1-2
1 Sept 1845
One of several deeds among the heirs of Richard Lee. Richard had 352 acres on the Brushy Fork of Silver Creek - it was divided among Lee's 16 children [ 21-25 acre lots) by Kiah Crooke, Commissioner appointed for that purpose. Two of the daughters of Richard Lee were deceased leaving numerous children. Hezekiah W. Wright and Delila his wife, late Delila Lee, were deeded 22 acres, Lot #1. Signed by the other 36 heirs.
Delila's siblings were: brothers; Richard, Noah, David, Thomas, Grisham, James, and Irvine and sisters; Polly married to James Stephenson, Dorothy married to Ebenezer Titus, Ann married to Thomas McGuire, Sally West - a widow, Margaret married to David Dalton, Lucinda married to Preston Forest, Nancy, deceased, who had married Joel Todd and left nine children including one daughter old enough to be married, and Elizabeth, deceased, who had married a Belsha and left 8 heirs.


1870, Randolph Co MO, S. Chariton Twp, p.144, Household 44
Delila Wright, age 69, b. KY, head of household
This seems to be a household of multiple families. All except Delila born in MO.
David Wright, age 40, b. MO. N.J. age marked over & unreadable, maybe 40-something
James N. 8, H. L. [male] 7, N. D. [female] age 6, T. F. [male] age 5.
E. Myar, [female], age 33. B. [female] age 14, M. [female] age 10, and E. [female] age 7.

Hezekiah WRIGHT and Mary Delilah/Delia LEE had the following children:

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Gideon WRIGHT26,51 was born about 1823 in Kentucky.

I am not sure that this is the correct Gideon, but I suspect it's possible.

Giddeon Wright married Celia Ann Fitus on 2 Sep 1841 in Howard Co MO. Marriage Book 2, p.181

1850, Howard Co MO
Gideon Wright age 28, b. KY. Celia A. age 27, b. MO Children born in MO
H. Wright [male] age 6. Mary E. age 3. Wm D. age 1.
David Wright, age 23 - probably his brother.

Found in Linn Co MO in 1860. Gideon Wright age 37, born in KY [1823]. Celia A. age 36, b. MO. All the children born in MO: Hezakiah age 15, Mary E. age 13, William D. age 10, John H. age 8, Delila A. age 8, Rebecca J. agd 6, James E age 4 and Susan C. age 1.

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Richard WRIGHT23 was born in 1825 in Kentucky.

1850, Randolph Co MO, Salt Spring Twp, household 220.
Richard Wright age 25, b. KY. Susan age 20, b. MO. Ambrose age 6 months.
Gideon, age 79, b. NC. Richard's grandfather.

1860, Randolph Co MO, Salt Springs Twp, Hh 484
Richard Wright, age 34, b. KY, farmer. Susan G., age 25, b. MO
all children born in MO: Ambrose age 10, John 8, Susan M. 5, Rebecca 3, Richard L. age 2 months

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David WRIGHT26 was born in 1828 in Missouri.26,50

1850, Howard Co MO
Gideon Wright age 28, b. KY. Celia A. age 27, b. MO Children born in MO
H. Wright [male] age 6. Mary E. age 3. Wm D. age 1.
David Wright, age 23 - probably his brother.

1860, Randolph Co MO - next door to Sarah Alverson
James Wright age 29, b. MO. Martha age 29 b. NC. Children all born in MO.
John H. age 7, Willard H. age 6, Delilah F. age 4, Sarah E. age 2, and
David Wright age 33 living with the family, b. MO.

In 1870, he was living with his mother and had married.
1870, Randolph Co MO, S. Chariton Twp, p.144, Household 44
Delila Wright, age 69, b. KY, head of household
This seems to be a household of multiple families. All except Delila born in MO.
David Wright, age 40, b. MO. N.J. age marked over & unreadable, maybe 40-something
James N. 8, H. L. [male] 7, N. D. [female] age 6, T. F. [male] age 5.
E. Myar, [female], age 33. B. [female] age 14, M. [female] age 10, and E. [female] age 7.


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James WRIGHT22,52 was born on 25 March 1831 in Missouri.22 He died in 1905 at the age of 74 in Randolph County, Missouri.22

There are two different death dates given for James. One is 3 Jan 1905, the other is 27 Nov 1905. He is said to have married Martha Alverson on 1 Jan 1852.

In 1850, Martha Alverson was still at home, age 19. She was living with her mother Sarah Alverson and numerous siblings.

1860, Randolph Co MO - next door to Sarah Alverson in Silver Creek Twp.
James Wright age 29, b. MO. Martha age 29 b. NC. Children all born in MO.
John H. age 7, Willard H. age 6, Delilah F. age 4, Sarah E. age 2, and David Wright age 33 living with the family.

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John WRIGHT22 was born (date unknown).

Although the notes state there was a John born about 1830, I have no other information. He is not mentioned in the Sheriff's Sale for partition of the lands of Hezekiah Wright, Dec'd. in 1870.

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Hezekiah WRIGHT Jr22 was born (date unknown).

Notes state Hezikiah Jr was born between 1833 and 1843; he married Anna Valentine about 1863. I find nothing in the census. No Hezekiah or Kiah is named in the partition of his father's estate in 1870.

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Elizabeth WRIGHT53 was born in 1837 in Missouri.50

She is named in the division of her father's estate as Elizabeth Meyer.

Elizabeth seems to be living back with her mother in 1870 as "E. Myar"

1870, Randolph Co MO, S. Chariton Twp, p.144, Household 44
Delila Wright, age 69, b. KY, head of household
This seems to be a household of multiple families. All except Delila born in MO.
David Wright, age 40, b. MO. N.J. age marked over & unreadable, maybe 40-something
James N. 8, H. L. [male] 7, N. D. [female] age 6, T. F. [male] age 5.
E. Myar, [female], age 33. B. [female] age 14, M. [female] age 10, and E. [female] age 7.

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Silas WRIGHT54 was born on 18 May 1838 in Missouri.22 He died about 1900 at the age of 62.22

Silas was listed as age 33 in 1870, b. MO. The wife is "M.E." age 26. Silas did marry Mary E. Birch about 1860. Children are T. C., 9 year old male, D. M. six year old female, J. W. 4 year old male, and C. D. 1 year old male. The family was enumerated next to Delila Wright. He is listed as "S. Wright" but there were no other sons with a name beginning in "S".

He is said to have married 1st Mary E. Birch who died about (2) about 1884 to Brella E. Armstrong, and 3rd about 189d about 1892 to Martha Susan Minor.

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Charles Durling WRIGHT22 was born about 1839.22

The notes that are with the death entries, indicate that Hezekiah had sons named Charles Durling [1839-1842] and also a Charles [aft 1844- abt 1850]. The only problem is that "Derling" is named as one of the heirs for the partition of Hezekiah Wright's real estate in 1870. The researcher is not consistent in marking dates and it could be that both entries are a spread for the birth year and neither has a death date. I would very much doubt that there were two Charles Wrights that lived to adulthood. Also the dates for Charles as after 1844-1850 just doesn't make sense because he should have still been at home in the 1860 census when Rebecca and Thomas P. were with their parents as they were born 1841 and 1843.

There is a Charles W. Wright living in Randolph Co in 1870, in Silver Creek Township, Household 135.. He is age 43, born in KY [1827]. His wife is Catherine, age 28, b. MO. The children all born in Missouri. Martha age 12, Mary 9, Charles W. 8, Lucy P. 5, and Sallie age 1. His age and birthyear could place him in the family of Hezekiah but that would not explain the absence of a Charles and presence of a Derling in the division of the estate.

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Rebecca WRIGHT22,48 was born about 1841 in Missouri.22,48

Rebecca was still with her parents in 1850. She is said to have married Henry Alverson. There is no daughter Rebecca named in the partition of her father's land in 1870.


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Thomas Pettit WRIGHT22,48 was born in 1843 in Missouri.48

Dates given in online database were Thomas Pettit Wright born 17 Nov 1848, Randolph Co MO and died 9 Apr 1921, Marsfield, MO. However, he was age 17 in the 1860 census or born 1843; by 1848 his mother could very well have been past child-bearing age. Probably a grave marker has been misread.

Married 1st Margaret E. Branham and 2nd Emma Irvin.