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BIOGRAPHY: The Wright Family, Bibb County, Alabama

This is an excerpt from the book Compiled records of BIBB COUNTY, ALABAMA PIONEERS VOLUME I: Biographies Genealogy Reports, Notes & Records


THE WRIGHT FAMILY

William Wright born 1778 in South Carolina arrived in early Alabama before 1850 with the family of his first wife, Mary Mills. William’s marriage to Mary Mills in South Carolina can be found in Bush River, Newberry Quaker Records. He married Mary October 30, 1800 in South Carolina. William was the son of Nathan Wright and Sarah Jay and his ancestry includes a long line of Quakers who arrived early in the United States.

Around 1807 in the South Carolina Quaker community, talk about freeing slaves began and this seemed to cause a migration from South Carolina to other states further west. Many large Quaker planters were not ready to so quickly free their slaves. This may or may not have been the impetus for William to move with his family to Alabama but he is listed in Alabama 1850 census with his second wife Marjorie Caroline Palmer who was born 1811 in South Carolina. His first son with her was born in South Carolina around 1830 so he must have arrived in Bibb County, Alabama with his family between 1830 and 1833 when their second son was born.

Two of William’s sons from his first marriage lived next door and he had a new family with Marjorie. Marjorie can be found in later in the 1880 census of Hale County, Alabama near their daughter Mary Caroline Wright who married William L. Dockery.

The children of William Wright and Mary Mills all born in South Carolina were:

  1. John Mills Wright born 1812. He was listed in the 1850 Bibb County, Alabama census next door to his father. He married Nancy Yeager Aug. 15, 1848 in Bibb County, Alabama and had at least three known children. a. Ezekiel M. Wright born June 28, 1849- died Dec 3, 1890 in Bibb County, Alabama. Ezekiel is buried in Bethel Church Cemetery in Brent, Bibb county, Alabama. b. Lucinda Wright born 1852 and c. Mary Wright born 1849.
  2. James A. Wright born 1816. He lived next door to John, his brother in 1850 Bibb Census but nothing else is known of him.
  3. Sarah Wright born around 1800. Nothing further known.
  4. Rachel Wright born around 1800. Nothing further known.
  5. Martha Wright born around 1800 . Nothing further known.
  6. Sophia Wright born 1796. She married Riley Green Berry Woolley, son of Shadrack and Nancy Ann (Peacock) Woolley on July 8, 1835 in Perry County, Alabama. They had five known children.

William married a second time around 1840 to Marjorie Caroline Palmer in South Carolina.

  1. William Wright, Jr. born 1830 SC was in the 1850 Bibb County, Alabama census. Nothing further is known.
  2. Horatio Wright born 1833 in AL was in the 1850 Bibb County, Alabama census. Nothing further is known.
  3. Emiline Wright born 1835 in AL was in the 1850 Bibb County, Alabama census. Nothing further is known.
  4. Mary Caroline Wright born Dec. 1836 in AL was in the 1850 census of Bibb County, Alabama and she married William L. Dockery Apr. 10, 1857 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. They had nine known children.
  5. Susannah Wright born 1840 in AL was in the 1850 Bibb County, Alabama census. Nothing further is known.
  6. David P. Wright born 1845 in AL was in the 1850 Bibb County, Alabama census. Nothing further is known.

There are many Wrights with similar given names and birthdates in early Alabama and it is very hard to discern their genealogy.

Other unidentified WRIGHT buried in Bibb County, Alabama according to Baptist of Bibb County by Howard McCord, who may or may not be related include:

Shady Grove #1 Church Cemetery – 15 miles east of Centreville on Alabam hwy 139

Seab Wright January 25, 1885- April 15, 1940

Anna E. Wright, August 19, 1885- march 25 1969

Mt. Carmel Cemetery on old Hwy 5 in West Blocton

Braxton Wright -June 7, 1930- April 25, 1960

Ebenezer Church Cemetery – Stanton, Alabama – 5 miles south of Maplesville on Hwy 22.

Walter Allen Wright Sept 6, 1888- Oct 9, 1956

Evie Bearden Wright Dec. 28, 1911- March 13, 1947

Floyd Allen Wright Aug. 13, 1911- March 13, 1947

Calvin Wright Feb. 25, 1946- Apr. 18, 1964

Greed pond Presbyterian – 3 miles East of Woodstock, and East of Old Hwy 3

Chas. A. Wright 1897-1934

Wm. Hall Wright, sr. 1865-1948

Laura Wright 1863-1926

Steve, Son of W. H. and Laura E. Wright May 8, 1898

Claude Fraley, Son of R. B. and L. M. Wright – Died October 15, 1898 age 2 years and 2 Mos.

Robert S. Husband of Laura M. Wright July 18, 1862- January 3, 1899

Mt. Carmel Cemetery on old Hwy 5 in West Blocton

infant of Wm. C. Wright, Jr. B&D July 17, 1925

Charles G. Wright Feb. 3, 1933- Feb. 18, 1933

Camp Branch Church Cemetery at Greyhill,

John R. Wright April 16, 1881- September 12, 1914 (Woodman of the World0

John T. Wright march 1, 18610 September 2, 1925

Millie B., wife of Thomas Wright – August 2, 1864- August 20, 1909

Dan Wright August 10, 1894- November 7, 1914

Janie Wright August 18, 1896- April 2, 1913

Charles McKinlay, Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Wright, Born and Died August 7, 1911

Lida Agness, Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Wright December 6, 1905- Jan 6, 1906

Vernontown Cemetery- Route 2, West Blocton, near Scottsville, Alabama

Joseph B. Wright July 18, 1874-December 24, 19__(illegible) (Masonic)

Clara Vernon Wright July11, 1873-May 12, 1949 (Eastern Star)

W. A. Wright June 5, 1836-Feb. 11, 1915

Elizabeth, wife of W. A. Wright – January 27, 1839- March 9, 1908

Little Hope Church Cemetery- 7 miles west on Hwy 82 from Centreville – left on Bibb 16, three miles, right on Little Hope road for 2 ½ miles

William G. Wright – Jan. 29, 1882- aug. 16, 1959

Elna E. Wright January 4, 1883 Sept. 10, 1964

Isabella Church Cemetery – Isabella, Alabama 8 miles east of Maplesville off Alabama Hwy 22 to the left –

George Emmett Wright – March 1, 1877- November 8, 1970

William M. Wright – 1869- 1943

Eusiba, wife of T. W. Wright, Feb. 20, 1838- Dec. 19, 1918

T. W. Wright June 27, 18330 Oct. 11, 1917

O. K. Wright aug. 23, 1875- Jan. 28, 1898

W. M. Wright Mar 7, 1876- Aug. 15, 1897

Antioch Church Cemetery – nine miles east of Centreville, on Bibb County Hwy 20

Della Y. Wright August ? 1891- June 27, 1958

Brent Cemetery, two miles south of Centreville on Hwy 25 in Brent

Mrs. Lula Ann Wright, wife of Grover C. Wright – Sept 14, 1893- May 5, 1933

Grover C. Wright – January 20, 1889- August 26, 1955

Mrs. Nettie Wright – August 23, 1975- aged 89 years

Mulbery (East) Church Cemetery- now a part of Chilton County

Ida A. Wright, wife of W. M. Wright August 24, 1876- April 24, 1937

Tim L. Wright March 19, 1962- September 24, 1962

Wright #2 Graveyard family Plot at Stanton, Alabama hwy 22 near Ebenezer church

Children of O.H. P. and K. L. Wright

1. Mary Glenn, January 17, 1884- April 30, 1884

2. Malcolm J. Wright October 31, 1888- June 8, 1889

Hickman Cemetery 2 ½ miles east of Green Pond

Johnnie R. Wright Nov. 20, 19140 Apr. 21, 1966

Rehobeth Church Cemetery

Lucy J. Wright Ocotber 8 1798, August 21, 1886

Green No. 1 Graveyard – 1 mile south of Woodstock , off old hwy 5 left at Half-Way House, cross railroad, go 1 mile on Greenpond cut-off =on left side

Wm. James Wright- Augl 25, 1852- died 1880

Compiled records of BIBB COUNTY, ALABAMA PIONEERS VOLUME I: Biographies Genealogy Reports, Notes & Records

During the “Alabama Fever” period of United States history, early settlers migrated to Alabama from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee in search of more land to grow tobacco and/or distance themselves from the Revolutionary War. Bibb County, Alabama Pioneers Volume I focuses on the pioneer families of FREDERICK MONROE JAMES (b. 1793-d. 1863) ADAM JAMES (1800-1884) HOPKINS LEE (b. 1765-d. 1834) STEELE FAMILY (who immigrated from S.C. ca. 1780), WILLIAM WRIGHT, (b. 1778 SC) and GEORGE PETERS (b. 1790 Italy) Genealogy reports with supporting evidence, notes, brief biographies, wills, deeds and census records, when available are included – descendant surnames include: ADAMS, ARNOLD, AVERY, BAKER, BAMBERG, BARNES, BATES, BLAKE, BISHOP, BOLING, BOLLING, BOSCHUNG, BOYD, BRACKNELL, BRADLEY, BRAG, BRANSDORF, BROADHEAD, BURNS, CANTERBURY, CARDEN, CARR, CARROLL, CAUSEY, CATES, CHAMPION, CLARY, CONWAY, COOK, COOPER, COTTINGHAM, CREEL, CREWS, CROCKER, CRUNK, DAUGHERTY, DAILEY, DIXON, DOCKERY, DOVER, DREOLIA, DUGGAN, EASTERWOOD, ERVIN, FAIR, FARMER, FAUCETT, FAUCETTE, FERGUSON, FIKES, FONDREN, FRANCIS, FRIDAY, FRY, FULGHAM, GEORGE, GOLDEN, GREATHOUSE, GRIFFIN, HANCOCK, HAND, HART, HAYES, HILL, HOLLAND, HORTON, HUBBARD, INGRAM, ILES, JACKSON, JAMES, JOHNSTON, KINNAIRD, KIRBY, KORNEGAY, KROUT, LAGRONE, LAND, LARKIN, LEE, LEMLEY, LEWIS, LEVERT, LIGHTSEY, MADDOX, MAJOR, MARTIN, MASON, MCALLEN, MCBRIDE, MCCALEB, MCCULLEY, MCDOWELL, MCLEOD, MCMILLAN, MEDDERS, MEIGS, MERPHY, MESSER, MILLER, MILLS, MITCHELL, MONTGOMERY, MUELLER, MURPHY, MYRICK, NICHOLS, OGLESBY, OWENS, PALMER, PARKER, PEARSON, PETER, PETERS, PETERSON, PHELPS, PIERSON, QUINN, RAGLAN, RAGLAND, RAINES, REACH, REED, RITCHIE, ROAN, ROBINSON, SATTERWHITE, SHAW, SHOWS, SHUTTLESWORTH, SMITH, SNIPES, STACEY, STACY, STAMPS, STARLING, STEELE, STEFANICK, STEWARD, STEWART, STRICKLAND, THOMPSON, TIBBS, TUCKER, TURNER, VARNEL, VERNON, WAGGONER, WAGONER, WALKER, WALLACE, WARD, WOOD, WOODWARD, WOOLLEY, WRIGHT, WYATT, YEAGER, YOUNG


About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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