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THE WRIGHT LINE




WRIGHT LINE - FIRST GENERATION

JAMES WRIGHT

Born: 1676 in Chester Co PA
Died: 5m 15d 1759, his will was probated 4 Mar 1760 in Frederick Co VA

Parents:

Married: abt 1707 to Mary Davis, dau of James Davis and Margaret Jordan. Mary was b. 2 Dec 1689 and her will was probated 7 Aug 1764 in Frederick Co VA.

James was taxed in East Nottingham, Chester Co PA. Per "Quaker Bio. Shetches by Heiss....James Wright, an elder of Hopewell Monthly Meeting, was one of the first settlers in that part of Virginia. He was a sober, honest man, grave in manners, and solid and weightly in his conversation. He was diligent in the attendance of his religious meetings, exemplary in humble waiting, therein, and of a sound mind and judgement. He was cautious of giving just offence to any one, and was earnestly concerned for the unity of the brethren, and the peace of the church. "He appeared, " say his friends, concerning him, "for some time before his last illness, as one who had finished his day's work, and who was waiting for his change." He departed this life fifth month 15th, 1759, in the 83d year of his age."

Children:

1. Mary Wright b. 3 Jun 1708 m. Josiah E. Ballinger 1727

2. Hannah Wright b. 24 May 1709 m. Henry Ballinger on 6-18-1726. He was b. 6-24-1695, d. 5-4-1774 NC

3. Thomas Wright b. 11 Jan 1711, died as a child

4. Martha Wright b. 14 Feb 1713 d. 28 Oct 1794, m. John Mendenhall in 1731

5. Elizabeth Wright b. 23 Nov 1714, m. George Matthews 6-4-1731 at Nottingham Meeting House, MD. They had dau Elizabeth m. Isom Haley in 1762.

6. JOHN WRIGHT b. 11-4-1716 (See below)

7. James Wright b. 3 Nov 1718, d. 1760 m. Lucy ---- in 1745

8. Thomas Wright b. 14 Jan 1720 m. Esther Hiatt 1747, d. 18 Aug 1785

9. Isaac Wright b. 25 Mar 1723, d. 1777 m. Sidney ( Ann) Hiatt abt 1749

10. ANN WRIGHT b. 1725 (see below)

11. Sarah Wright b. 15 Mar 1725/7 m. William Pickering in 1742

12. Lydia Wright b. 31 Oct 1730 m. ____ Rogers.




WRIGHT LINE - SECOND GENERATION

I. JOHN WRIGHT

Born: 4 Nov 1716 Chester Co PA
Died: 1790 Newberry Co SC

Parents: James Wright - Mary Davis

Married: Rachel Wells in 1737 in Prince George Co MD, dau of Joseph and Margaret Wells. Rachel was b. 27 Mar 1720 in Prince George Co. MD and d. 23 Dec 1771, probably Orange Co NC.

Children:

1. William Wright b. 1-2-1738 in MD, m. Leah Tansey 5-15-1758. They had: John 1759; Rachel 1761; Leah 1764; Sophia 1767; Ruh 1770; and William 1774.

2. Mary Wright b. 7-24-1739 in MD. m. 1st Joel Brooks 9m 1756, son of Matthew & Elizabeth Brooks. He d. 9-1-1764. She m 2nd James Neal on 3-7-1776.

3. Joseph Wright b. 12-12-1740 in Prince George Co MD, m. Charity Wells.

4. Margaret Wright b. 11-12-1742 in MD, m 1st John Hammer, 2nd Joseph Hollingsworth on 6-4-1768.

5. Charity Wright b. 11-13-1742 in MD, twin of Margaret.

6. John Wright b. 12-12-1748 in MD. m. Jemima Haworth 10-10-1768 Bush River SC

7. SARAH WRIGHT b. 12-23-1749 (see below)

8. Hannah Wright b. 9-27-1751 Orange Co NC

9. James Wright b. 5-28-1753 Orange Co NC

10. Susanna Wright b. 4-16-1755 Orange Co NC, m. Isaac Hollingsworth on 12-12-1772 in Bush River MM, Newberry Co SC

11. Elizabeth Wright b. 12-15-1756 Orange Co NC

12. Nathan Wright b. 10-7-1758 Orange Co NC

13. Rachel Wright

14. Thomas Wright

15. Kezia Wright

16. Isaac Wright




2ND GEN. CONTINUED:

II. ANN WRIGHT

Born: 1725 VA or PA
Died:

Parents: James Wright - Mary Davis

Married 1st: 1742 to James McCoole. He b. 1709, d. 2-9-1751 age 42.

They had 5 children: Mary b. 11-27-1743; John b. 8-10-1745; James b. 12-12-1747; Martha b. 10-31-1749; and Gabriel b. 8-17-1751 m. Alisabeth ca 1773 and had 6 ch.

Married 2nd: Thomas Pugh between 1751-1754.

Our connection is the dau of Ann and Thomas Pugh, Elizabeth. See the Pugh line for their children and descendants.



WRIGHT LINE - THIRD GENERATION

SARAH WRIGHT

Born: 12-23-1749 Orange Co NC
Died: 8 Nov 1789

Parents: John Wright - Rachel Wells

Married: abt 1767 to James Brooks

We connect through their daughter, Sarah Brooks. See the Brooks Line for children and descendants.

NARRATIVE:

The following is taken from "Early Settlement of Friends in the Miami Valley" by Luke Smith Mote....was written about the family of John and Rachel Wright, their two daughters, Susanna (Wright) Hollingsworth and Charity (Wright) Cook. Susanna Hollingsworth was the wife of Isaac Hollingsworth, one of the early settlers, and a younger sister of Charity Cook, both ministers of the gospel well known in early times here, and were acknowledged as such by Bush River meeting, years previous to their coming north. They were the daughters of John and Rachel Wright, of the afore-named place, Newberry County South Carolina. They were of a family of sixteen children born to the above named parents, all of whom attained mature age, were married and settled in life, and to whom common names only were given (seven sons and nine daughters), namely: Mary (Brooks); Charity (Cook); Margaret (Hollingsworth); Joseph; William; John; James; Hannah (Farmer); Rachel (Coats); Susanna (Hollingsworth); Elizabeth (McCoole); Sarah (Brooks); Nathan; Thomas; Kezia (Hanks); and Isaac.

At the request of this patriarchal father they all assembled at his house before his death....his sons and their wives, his daughters and their husbands, the grandchildren and great grandchildren, numbering in all 144.

He reached an advanced age in life, and was a regular attender of Friends meetings, making his home there with hsi daughter, Susanna, who lived no great distance from the meeting place. He generally walked there, back and forth. But one day she was hindered from going, and prevailed on her father to ride her mare. When meeting closed he walked home as usual, never calling to mind how he had come there. Upon entering he door his daughter said to him, "Father, where is the mare?" "Dads me, Sue, I forgot her." was his quick response.

But to return again to the subject of those sisters, (Susanna and Charity), both rotund in form and feature, and mothers of large families, nevertheless they felt it their duty to surmount all hindrances, and "preach Jesus and him crucified." The elder Charity Cook's gife and calling led into extensive service, not only in this country, but abroad. She crossed the ocean twice on a religious visit to England and Ireland.

One time when her husband, Isaac Cook drove his stage wagon into Rahun's Creek, in high water, and drowned his horses, escaping himself by floating ashore on a chunk, she threw off her cloak and swam out, thus saving her life by learning to swim when a girl.

Susanna in stature was some taller than her sister. Her travels in the ministry were less extended, but her discourses were persuasive, and intermingled with much maternal solicitude. Her husband was a stalwart, over six feet in height, and the picture of uncompromising firmness, against all innovations whatever, and his course in life gave full evidence. One day before gthe close of tghe Revolutionary War, a British officer and his squad of cavalry rode up to his corncrib to take away his corn. " Big Isaac", as he was called, stepped in and intercepted their movements. The officer drew his sword to strike him, but nothing daunted, he caught the sword, and whirled him away, saying "Thus far shalt thou go and no farther," and the company left. His wife said she was looking for him to be cut down sometimes, the way he treated the military when they came on their premises. Susanna was a widow from 1809 to 1830, when she closed her useful life at the ripe age merging into her 76th year.



My line of Descent:

JAMES WRIGHT, JOHN WRIGHT, SARAH WRIGHT, SARAH BROOKS, JAMES JAY, LEVINA JAY, LYDIA THOMAS, LORETTA MACY, JAMES PARISHO, WAYNE PARISHO, SUSANNE PARISHO

AND

JAMES WRIGHT, ANN WRIGHT, ELIZABETH PUGH, JESSE JAY, JAMES JAY, LEVINA JAY, LYDIA THOMAS, LORETTA MACY, JAMES PARISHO, WAYNE PARISHO, SUSANNE PARISHO




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