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March 7, 2007, identified Mary Jane's parents.
January 30, 2007, added text and marriage license.
December 14, 2006, added detail on the children.
January 23, 2005, added 1900 census transcription.
|FOUNTAIN GREEN CEMETERY|
HANCOCK COUNTY, ILLINOIS
JUNE 10, 1830 AUG 4, 1906
MARY J. WIFE OF N. W. DOROTHY
DIED MAR 13, 1882
AGED 49 YRS. 3 MS. 27 DYS.
MARY A. DAU OF NW & MJ DOROTHY
DIED JUNE 8, 1864
AGED 12 DYS
|Author - Marcia Farina|
Nathan Dorothy was the son of Robert Dorothy and Rhoda Stennett of Virginia and Kentucky, respectively. (There are several spelling variations of Rhoda's maiden name.)
Mary Jane was born November 14, 1832 (date calculated from tombstone inscription), the daughter of Basil and Nancy Wright. The place of her birth is unclear, reported variously as Tennessee and Kentucky, but her family is said to have arrived in Hancock County, Illinois, in March of 1832.
McDonough County marriage license #830 was issued at Macomb on May 21, 1849, to Nathan "Dorathy" and Miss Jane Wright. They were married on the same day by James D. Eads, Elder of the Christian Church. Marriage License
The known Wright children:
enumerated September 13, 1850, dwelling #445
[followed immediately by the households of his parents and brother, James]
Nathan Dorethy, 20, male, farmer, born IL
enumerated July 28, 1860, dwelling #3586
Nathan Dorethy, 30, male, farmer, value of real estate 2000, value of personal estate 800, born IL
enumerated June 9, 1870, dwelling #213
Dorothy, Nathan, 40, male, white, farmer, value of real estate 3000, value of personal estate 1000, born IL, male citizen of the U.S. aged 21 years or more
enumerated June 21-22, 1880, dwelling #175
[in proximity to Jay and Elsie Dorothy Sherman]
Dorathy, N W, white, male, 50, married, farmer, born IL, father born VA, mother born KY
enumerated June 23, 1900, dwelling #358
Dorothy, Wright, head, white, male, April 1870, 30, married for 8 years, born IL, both parents born IL, horse dealer, months not employed - 0, could read, write and speak English, owned his home free of mortgage
Carrie, wife, white, female, Apr 1873, 27, married for 8 years, mother of 0 children, born IL, both parents born IL, could read, write and speak English
Nathan W, father, white, male, June 1830, 69, widower, born IL, father born VA, mother born KY, could read, write and speak English
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