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1.1. Michael Hugh COOLEY 1.2. Lonnie Rae COOLEY
2ND GENERATION
2. Allison Claude COOLEY 3. Billie Dell HOGUE
3RD GENERATION
4. McCabe COOLEY 5. Marie Henrietta HENNEQUIN 6. Hugh Wallace HOGUE 7. Birdie Nina MCDOWELL
4TH GENERATION
8. Joseph William COOLEY 9. Araminta D JOHNSON 10. Louis Francois HENNEQUIN 11. Marguerite STEWARD 12. Robert Irwin HOGUE 13. Nancy Joanna FOSTER 14. William Ellis MCDOWELL 15. Euphemia Ruth ASHENHURST
5TH GENERATION
16. Greenbury COOLEY 17. Amelia Mohler PETTIT 18. Wesley Phillip JOHNSON 19. Susan Isabel FISK 20. Louis HENNEQUIN 21. Maria Theresa DRAVIGNEY 22. John Joseph STEWARD 23. Fanny LAURENT 24. John HOGUE 25. Ann R SIMPSON 26. John A FOSTER 27. Martha Jane STRUTHERS 28. William Erwin MCDOWELL 29. Maria HART 30. Oliver Taylor ASHENHURST 31. Sara Eva SOUTHERN
6TH GENERATION
32. David COOLEY 33. Laurinda AIKEN 34. Joseph PETTET 35. Elizabeth MOHLER 36. Elijah JOHNSON 37. Anna Jane FOSTER 38. Edward Curtis FISK 39. Arminta D WOOD 40. Xavier HANNEQUIN 41. Marie Magdeleine BELOT 42. Pierre Joseph DRAVIGNEY 43. Marie Thérèse GILBERT 44. Joseph STEWARD 46. Jean Baptiste LAURENT 47. Jeaninne Henriette VANDERMEULEN 48. James HOGUE 49. Margaret IRWIN 50. Isaac SIMPSON 51. Elizabeth RICHARDSON 52. Samuel FOSTER 53. Nancy ____ 54. James STRUTHERS 55. Elizabeth SAVILLE 56. John MCDOWELL 57. Anna CURRY 58. Joseph HART Sr 59. Susan PICKENS 60. Oliver ASHENHURST 61. Euphemia BISHOP 62. Charles William SOUTHERN 63. Ruth Ruema HOOVER
7TH GENERATION
64. John COOLEY 65. Sela WRIGHT 66. William AKINS 67. Rebecca MCCLINTICK 73. Ruth ____ ? 76. John R FISK 77. Mahala KEMP 78. John WOOD 79. Charity CORSON 85. Jeanne Claude DRAVIGNEY 86. Josph GILBERT 87. Agathe LANGARD 102. Matthew RICHARDSON 103. Ann STOCKTON 104. James Couples FOSTER 105. Jane MORROW 108. William STRUTHERS 109. Janet LINDSAY 110. Robert SAVILLE 111. Deborah ____ 112. John MCDOWELL 113. Jane ERWIN 116. Edward HART 117. Nancy Ann STOUT 118. John PICKENS 120. William ASHENHURST 121. Nancy ASHENHURST 122. Peter BISHOP 123. Eleanor ____ 124. John SOUTHERN 125. Elizabeth DUNCAN 126. John HOOVER? 127. unknown
8TH GENERATION
128. Edward COOLEY 129. Martha RAPER 130. William WRIGHT 131. Martha MORGAN 132. William EAKIN 133. Mary WALLACE 134. John MCCLINTICK 135. Mary Jane MCDOWELL 152. Richard FISK 154. William KEMP 155. Sukey DAMANT 158. Eli CORSON 159. Christianna THOMPSON 206. Richard Witham STOCKTON 207. Mary Ann HATFIELD 210. Samuel ? MORROW ? 218. James LINDSAY 219. Margaret WATSON 220. Samuel SAVILLE 221. Ann BOOTH 224. John MCDOWELL 225. Esther HARRISON 226. William ERWIN 227. Mary ERWIN 232. John HART Signer 233. Deborah SCUDDER 234. St Leger Codd STOUT 235. Susannah SIMPSON 248. William SOUTHERN 249. Magdelaine FORD 250. Charles DUNCAN 251. Margaret KIRK 252->255. unknown
9TH GENERATION
256. John COOLEY 257. poss Sarah MATTHEWS 258. Thomas RAPER 259. Martha HAM 260. Richard WRIGHT Sr103 261. Ann 262. James MORGAN 263. Mary DAVIS 316. Jacob CORSON Jr 317. Charity STILLWELL 318. Benajah TOMSON 319. Prudence ELDREDGE 412. Samuel STOCKTON 413. Rachel STOUT 414. Joseph HATFIELD 415. Phoebe CLARK 442. Robert BOOTH 443. Ann GASTON 452. John ERWIN 453. Jane WILLIAMS 454. Francis ERWIN 455. Jane CURRY 464. Capt Edward HART 465. Martha FURMAN 466. Richard Betts SCUDDER Jr 467. Hannah STILLWELL 468. James STOUT 469. Mary Ann CODD 496. John SOUTHERN ? 497. Margaret KIDD ? 500. Charles DUNCAN 502. John KIRK Sr 503. Margaret BROOKS 504->517. unknown
10TH GENERATION
518->823. unknown 632. Jacob CORSON Sr 633. Naomi 634. Nicholas STILLWELL 635. Sara HAND 824. Richard STOCKTON 825. Susannah WITHAM 826. Col Joseph STOUT 827. Ruth BRYMSON 828. Abraham HATFIELD 829. Phoebe OGDEN 829. John CLARK 904. Edward ERWIN 905. Frances FRANCIS 908. see 904 909. see 905 910. William CURRY 911. Sally YOUNG 928. John HART 2nd 929. Mary HUNT 930. Josiah FURMAN 2nd 931. Sarah STRICKLAND 932. Richard Betts SCUDDER Sr 933. Hannah REEDER 936. see 826 937. see 827 938. Capt St Leger CODD 939. Mary HANSON 1000. John DUNCAN 1001. Dinah BRADFORD 940->1035. unknown
11TH GENERATION
1036->1263. unknown 1264. Jan CARSTENSEN 1265. Maria Elias DAAS 1268. John STILLWELL Jr 1270. George HAND 1648. Richard STOCKTON 1649. Abigail ____ 1650. Robert WITHAM 1651. Ann HOAG 1652. Jonathan STOUT 1653. Anne BOLLEN 1654. Daniel BRYMSON 1655. Frances GREENLAND 1856. John HART 1st 1857. Mary ____ 1858. Ralph HUNT 1859. Elizabeth JESSUP 1860. Josiah FURMAN 1st 1862. Edmund STRICKLAND 1863. Hannah ____ 1864. John SCUDDER Jr 1865. Joanna BETTS 1866. John REEDER 2nd 1867. Hannah BURROUGHS 1876. Col St Leger CODD 115 1877. Anna BENNETT 115 1878. Col Hans HANSON 1879. Martha Kelts WOODARD 2002. John BRADFORD 2003. Mary MARR 1880->2071. unknown
12TH GENERATION
2072->2079. unknown 2528. Carsten JANSEN 2529. Barbara 2530. Elias DAAS 2536. John STILLWELL 2537. Elizabeth PERRIN 2540. Thomas HAND 2541. Katherine STUBBS 3296. John STOCKTON 3296. Eleanor CLAYTON 3304. Richard STOUT 3305. Penelope VAN PRINCIS 3306. Capt James BOLLEN 3307. Anne VAUQUELLIN 3308. William BRINSDON 3309. Margaret ____ 3310. Dr Henry GREENLAND 3311. Mary BAREFOOT 3312. Thomas HATFIELD 3313. Anna 3314. Cornelius MELYN 3316. John OGDEN 3317. Jane BOND 3718. Edward JESSUP 3719. Elizabeth BRIDGES 3720. John FURMAN 3728. John SCUDDER Sr 3729. Mary KING 3730. Capt Richard BETTS 3731. Joanna CHAMBERLAYNE 3732. John REEDER 1st 3733. Hannah THORPE 3734. Jeremiah BURROUGHS 3735. Hannah WAY 3752. Col William CODD 115 3753. Lady Mary ST LEGER 115 3754. Gov Richard BENNETT 3755. Mary Ann LONGWORTH113 106 3756. Andrew HANSON 3757. Annika ____ 4006. John MARR Sr 3758->4143. unknown
13TH GENERATION
4144->4159. unknown 5072. William STILLWELL 5073. Hannah 5074. Daniel PERRIN 5075. Elizabeth 5080. John HAND 5081. Elizabeth GRANSDEN 6592. John STOCKTON 6593. Eleanor CLAYTON 6608. John STOUT 6609. Elizabeth BEE 6614. Robert VAUQUELLIN 6615. Jeanette 6622. Walter BAREFOOT 6632. Richard OGDEN 6633. Elizabeth HUNTINGTON 7456. Thomas SCUDDER 7457. Elizabeth LOWERS 7458. William KING 7459. Dorothy HAYNES 7460. John BETTES 7461. Mary BIGGS 7462. Rev Robert CHAMBERLAYNE 7463. Elizabeth STOUGHTON 7466. William THORPE 7467. Garthered BLITHE 7468. John BURROUGHS 7469. Johanna JESSUP 7470. James WAY 7504. William CODD 7505. Hester LAMPORD 7506. Sir Warham ST LEGER115 7507. Dame Mary HAYWARD115 7508. Thomas BENNETT 7509. Anstie Tomson SPICER 7512. John HANSON 8012. Daniel MARR 7511->8287. unknown
14TH GENERATION
8288->8319. unknown 10144. Nicholas STILLWELL 10145. Ann 10148. Pierre PERRIN 10149. Andrienne JUBRIL 10160. John HAND 10161. Joan SIMMONS 10162. Henry GRANSDEN 13624. Edward OGDEN 13624. Margaret WILSON 14912. Henry SCUDDER 14913. ____ LOWERS 14914. John LOWERS 14920. Alexander BETTES 14921. Joan LARKYN 14926. Rev Thomas STOUGHTON 14927. Katherine 14936. Jeremiah BURROUGHS 14938. John JESSUP 14939. Joanna KERRICH 15012. Sir Anthony ST LEGER 115 15013. Mary SCOTT 115 15014. Sir Rowland HAYWARD 115 15015. Katherine SMYTHE 15016. Robert BENNETT 15017. Elizabeth EDNEY 15024. Col. John HANSON 15025. Frances PRICHARD 15026->16575. unknown
15TH GENERATION
16576->20289. unknown 20298. Jean JUBRIL 20299. Juvine LOMBARD 20326. William GRANSDEN 20327. Ann 26528. William OGDEN 26529. Abigail GOODSALL 26530. Richard WILSON 26531. Margaret 29792. William de STIRKELAUNDE 29840. Robert BETTS 29876. Francis JESSOP 29877. Frances WHITE 30024. Sir Warham ST LEGER 115 30025. Lady Ursula NEVILLE 107 115 30026. Sir Thomas SCOTT 115 30027. Elizabeth BAKER 115 30028. George HAYWARD 30029. Margaret WITHBROKE 30030. Sir Thomas SMYTHE 30031. Alice JUDDE 30032. John BENNETT 30033. Margery 30034. John EDNYE 30048. Thomas HANSON 30049. Janet G GLEDHILL 30050. John PRICHARD 30051->33151. unknown
16TH GENERATION
33152->33279. unknown 53056. Richard OGDEN 53057. Mabel de HOOGAN 53058. Henry GOODSALL 59584. William de STIRKELAUNDE 59752. Richard JESSOP 59753. Ann SWIFT 59754. Alexander WHITE 59755. Eleanor SMITH 60048. Sir Anthony St LEGER 111 60049. Agnes WARHAM 112 60050. George NEVILLE 60051. Lady Mary STAFFORD 60052. Sir Reginald SCOTT 115 60053. Emiline KEMP 115 60054. Sir John BAKER 115 60055. Elizabeth DINLEY 115 60056. John HAYWARD 60060. John SMYTHE 60061. Joan BROUNCKER 60057. Agnes GLOVER 60096. John HANSON 60097. Agnes SAVILE 60098. John GLEDHILL 60099->66303. unknown
17TH GENERATION
66304->66559. unknown 106112. Robert OGDEN 106113. Joan 106114. Johannes de HOOGAN 119504. William JESSOP 119505. Emotte CHARLESWORTH 119506. Robert SWIFT 119508. Thomas WHITE 119510. William SMITH 119511. Katherine PORTER 120096. Ralph St LEGER 120097. Anne HART 120098. Heughe WARHAM 112 120099. Mary Ann COLLES 120100. George NEVILLE 120101. Margaret FENNE 120102. Edward STAFFORD 120103. Eleanor PERCY 120104. Sir John SCOTT 115 120105. Anne (Amy) PYMPE 115 120106. Sir William KEMP 111 115 120107. Elynor BROWNE 111 115 120108. Richard BAKER 120109. Elizabeth DYNELEY 120110. Thomas DINLEY 115 120112. William HAYWARD 120113. Agnes BALLY 120122. Robert BROUNCKER 120192. John HANSON 120193. Catherine BROOKE 120194. John SAVILE Esq. 120195. Margery GLEDHILL 120196->132607. unknown
18TH GENERATION
132608->132608. unknown 239020. Thomas SMITH 239021. Margaret CLARKE 239022. Augustine PORTER 240192. Ralph ST LEGER 240193. Anne PROPHET 240194. Sir Edward HART 240196. Robert WARHAM 240197. Elizabeth ____ 240198. Geoffrey COLLES 240200->240207. Royal Lineage 107 240208. Sir William SCOTT 115 240209. Sybil LEWKNOR 115 240210. Reginald DE PYMPE 115 240211. Elizabeth PASHLEY 115 240212. Sir Thomas KEMP 111 115 240213. Emelyn CHICHE 111 115 240214. Robert BROWNE 111 240215. Mary MALLETT 115 240218. Thomas DYNELEY 240224. William HAYWARD 240225. Elizabeth BROCKTON 240226. William BALLY 240384. John HANSON 240385. Cicely RAVENSHAW 240386. John BROOKE 240390. John GLEDHILL 240391->265215. unknown
19TH GENERATION
265216->266241. unknown 480384. Ralph ST LEGER 480385. Margaret TYRREL 480400->480415. Royal Lineage 107 480416. Sir John SCOTT 480417. Agnes BEAUFITZ 480418. John LEWKNOR 115 480420. Sir William DE PYMPE 115 480421. Elizabeth WHETEHILL 480422. Sir John PASHELY 115 480423. Lowys GOWER 115 480424. Thomas KEMP 111 480425. Beathris LEUKENER 111 480426. Sir Valentine CHICHE 480427. Philippa CHICHELEY 480428. Sir Thomas BROWNE 111 115 480429. Alianor DE ARUNDEL 115 480430. William MALLETT 115 480448. William HAYWARD 480449. Jane WILCOCKES 480450. William BROCKTON 480768. John HANSON 480769. Cicely DE WINDEBANKE 480770. John RAVENSHAW 480826. Vincent CHICHELE 115 480827->530431. unknown
20TH GENERATION
530432->960767. unknown 960768. John ST LEGER 960769. Margery DONNETT 960824->960829. Royal Lineage 107 960830. Sir Walter D'EVEREAUX 107 960831. Elizabeth MERBURY 107 960832. William SCOTT 960833. Isabella HERBERT 960834. William DE BEAUFITZ 960842. Sir Richard WHETEHILL 960844. Sir John PASHLEY 115 960845. Elizabeth WYDVILLE 115 960846. Sir Thomas GOWER 115 960848. Sir John KEMP 111 960850. Sir Thomas LEUKENER 111 960851. ____ HOO 111 960854. Robert CHICHELEY 960858. Sir Thomas DE ARUNDEL 115 960859. Joan MOYNE 115 960896. John HAYWARD 960897. Margery WEVER 961536. John HANSON 961537. Alice WOODHOUSE 961538->1060863. unknown
21TH GENERATION
1060864->1921537. unknown 1921538. James DONNETT 1921648->1921661. Royal Lineage 107 1921662. John MERBURY 107 1921666. Vincent HERBERT 115 1921688. Sir Robert PASHELY 115 1921689. Philippa CERGEAUX 115 1921690. Sir Richard WYDVILLE 115 1921691. Elizabeth LYONS 1921696. Raulf KEMP 111 1921702. Sir Thomas HOO 111 1921716. John DE ARUNDEL 1921717. Elizabeth DESPENSER 115 107 1921792. James HAYWARD 1923072. Henry DE RASTRICK 1923074. Henry DE WOODHOUSE 1923075->2121727. unknown
22ND GENERATION
2121728->3843075. unknown 3843076->3843327. Royal Lineage 107 3843328->3843375. unknown 3813382. Sir Thomas TUNSTALL 3843376. Robert PASHLEY 115 3843377. Anne HOWARD 115 3843378. Sir Richard CERGEAUX 115 3843379. Philippa FITZALAN 115 3843382. Sir John LYONS 3843432. John FITZALAN 3843433. Alianor MALTRAVERS 107 115 3843436->3846143. unknown 3846144. John DE RASTRICK 3846148. Alexander DE WOODHOUSE 3846149. Beatrice TOOTHILL 3846150->4243455. unknown
23RD GENERATION
4243456->7686151. unknown 7686152->7686655. Royal Lineage 107 7637760. Sir William PARR 7637761. Elizabeth de ROS 7686754. John HOWARD 115 7686756. Richard CERGEAUX 115 7686757. Margaret SENESCHAL 115 7686758. Edmund FITZALAN 115 7686759. Sibyl DE MONTEGU 115 7686864->7686865. Royal Lineage 107 7686866. Sir John MALTAVERS 107 7386867->8486910. unknown
 
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   Name: William Wright145 
   Born: 25 Mar 1761
  Place: Rowan County, NC
   Died: 1840
  Place: prob Medora, Jackson County, IN
 Buried: 
  Place: Wright Cemetery, Jackson County, IN145 

William is sometimes said to have been born in Guilford county, North Carolina but Guilford did not exist until 1770, having been cut from Rowan and Orange counties in that year. It may be true that he was born in that part of Rowan that later became Guilford but stating that he was born in Guilford would be as inaccurate as saying that his father was born in the United States. There was, of course, no such thing circa 1730. The fact is that if a researcher wished to look for records related in any way to William's birth (a deed for his father in 1761, for instance), they'd look at records for Rowan (possibly Orange) county.

I have often seen William referred to as "William R Wright" in family group sheets and the like. In fact, I have yet to see him referred to as such in any primary record. So far as I know, he had no middle name, as was common with Americans born before the 19th century. In a June 2009 email, Michael J Wright of Jackson County,. Indiana says, "out of the over 100 or so source references to William, I have found no 'R'." However, based on the article below by Grant Wright, I'm tempted to take the initiative and assign to William the fictitious appellation of William "Red Cap" Wright. Historians do it, why can't we?

The O'Byrne text,104 page 391, states that William Wright was born 25 March 1760. However, the website for the Indiana State SAR145 has a picture of a gravestone clearly stating that his birth date was 25 Mar 1761, as stated in his pension record (see below). Unless good evidence is found, the 1760 date should be considered erroneous. For all we know, it could have been nothing more than a typo.

The following is taken from J. P. Dick, pages 40-41.103 The source is cited as "Mrs. Harvey Morris, Salem, Indiana." Additional military service information is found at the SAR website [local mirror].

William Wright enlisted in the Revolutionary War, Dec., 1780 and served in John Litteral's Carolina Regiment about the time of the surrender of Cornwallis. He also served a few weeks as substitute for Philburt Wright. (Probably not his brother, then thirteen years old.)

He moved to Ky. in 1800, lived there nine years, then moved to Washington Co., Ind. "He applied for pension Sept. 26, 1832, rate $30 per annum, commenced Mar. 4, 1831. The last pension check was paid July 5, 1839." (From letters from Veteran's Adm. and the Gen. Acc. Office. The first one states that his brother Amos was living in Washington County, Ind., in 1832.)

Patra Goss, Rising Star, Tex., Page 139, says that William Wright, her great grandfather, furnished his own arms, money, horse and everything he used in the war. Phoebe Wright-Hill, daughter of West Lee Wright and granddaughter of William, kept the silver buckles that he wore on his shoes in the Revolution. Page 127.

William Wright and family lived on their farm three miles south of Salem, Ind. He and his wife are buried in the Philburt Wright Cemetery.

From page 18 of the same book:

A government stone marker was placed at his grave by the Christopher Harrison chapter of the D. A. R.

Drew Wright visited the Philbert Wright Cemetery in 2007 and took this photograph of the marker. He believes it was erected after 1914. Note the incorrect year of death.


"Government marker" installed possibly post 1914

In other words, there are two stones for William. The marker at the Philbert Wright Cemetery south of Salem was placed by the DAR. The stone at the Wright Cemetery in Jackson county may actually mark his gravesite and was presumably erected after the death of Martha in 1834. Michael Wright of Jackson county has taken photos of this stone. Interestingly, there is an inscription on the other side for their son West Lee Wright. The following is part of a March 2009 email I received from Mike.

I came across a cemetery book of Jackson County. In it was the Wright Cemetery west of Medora. It was logged and plotted in 1994. For William, it had a special note of "soldier of '76". This intrigued me. I wondered if that was what was inscribed in the lower LH [left-hand corner] of Wm. and Martha's stone. Sure enough, after closer examination, I realized that's what it says!...soldier of '76. I wondered if this was a common terminology when referring to soldiers of the American Revolution. I googled it, and yes it is!


Wright Cemetery, Jackson county, Indiana. Click for larger images.

Mike has also dug up a treasure trove of probate records for William, making it clear that he died in 1840,1.

William and Martha are known to have had the following children.

Elijah Wright 1788-1835 Married Margraet Holmes Brewer
Selah Wright 1793-1870+ Married John Cooley
Samuel Wright 1796-1874 Married Jane Brinton
Sarah Wright 1797- Married Levi Wright, son of Philburd Wright (1750-1833) and Elizabeth Reagan
Arvin Wright 1799-1879 Married Katherine Couter
Morgan Wright 1800-1872 Married Jane Allen
West Lee Wright 1803-1876 Married Nancy Wright, daughter of James Wright
Betsy Wright 1804-  

Grant Wright's Bio of William

I copied and pasted the following from http://www.brunersstation.com/kissing.htm#phil. I allowed my spell checker to correct what were probably typos on the part of the unnamed transcriber. It's not clear to me from where the article originated. The author, Grant Wright, was a son of Philburt Wright, a great grand-nephew of William's who remembered him and his small red cap.

WILLIAM WRIGHT
By Grant Wright

WILLIAM WRIGHT, son of Richard and Ann or Nancy Jane Wright was born Mar. 15, 1761. (Authority) Pension claim 1601 16301 in Washington, D.C. he was of English descent. William Wright and his wife lie buried in the Philburt Wright cemetery, located on State Highway 135 about 3 miles south of Salem, Ind. on the Philburt Wright farm. I placed a marker on his wife's grave a few years ago. I had the name Elizabeth put on the marker. My father remembered William Wright. He wore a little red cap and I think he died at his son Arvin's on the farm where I own. And there is a D.A.R. marker at his grave. William m. Martha Morgan who was called Patsy, she was b. in N.C., Aug. 8, 1768, and d. in Ind. Sept, 17, 1834. Until recently we thought her name was Betsey, and it is put this into records of D.A.R. and S.A.R. The Bible of her son West Lee Wright gave her name Martha. Mrs Harvey Morris of Salem, Ind. searched records to determine her name, she found a deed from William Wright and Marthew his wife to Wiley Johnson dated Nov. 18, 1832. Wright sold N 1/2 S.W. 1/4 Sec.32.- 2 N. 4E for $600, the name should have been spelled Martha. Martha was the daughter of James and Mary Morgan. Martha was sometimes called Patsey, she was buried by her husband. William Wright enlisted in Randolph Co. N.C., sometime in Dec. 1780 and served three months as private in Capt. James Robinson's Co. Col John Litteral's N.C. Regiment. He served a few weeks later as substitute for Philburt Wright 3 months in Rowan Co., N.C. and served 3 mo. in Capt. William Grey's Co. Col. Thomas Dugans regiment. This last service being about the time of the surrender of Cornwallis.

William moved to Ky. in 1800, lived there 9 years, then moved to Washington Co. Ind. He applied for a pension Sept. 26, 1832, and it began with March 4, 1831, amounting to $30 per annum. The information in this paragraph came from letters from the Veteran's Adm. and from the Gen. Ace. office both in Washington, D.C. the first letter states that his brother Amos was living in Washington Co. Ind. in 1832. William's granddaughter Phoebe Wright Hill of Medora, Ind. has the silver buckles he wore in the Revolution. Patra Goss says he furnished everything he used in the war, arms, money, and horse.

William was a farmer, and owned land adjourning that now belongs to Grant F. Wright. Children of William and Martha or Nancey Morgan Wright, birth dates from West Lee Wright Bible:
3-1 Elijah Wright, b.Jan. 11, 1788
3-2 Selah Wright, b. July 20, 1793
3-3 Samuel Wright, b. Jan. 10,1796
3-4 Sarah Wright, b. Sept. 1, 1797
3-5 Arvin Wright, b. Feb. 10, 1799
3-6 Morgan Wright, b. Nov. 20, 1801
3-7 West Lee Wright, b. Feb. 12, 1803
3-8 Betsey Wright, b. Au. 29, 1804

Pension Record of William Wright

I've transcribed here only the letter from A D Hiller of the National Archives in response to Mrs Stroope's inquiry. Please see the digital copies of the nine pages of William's full record.

   

William Wright
S. 16301
BA-J/AWF

Mrs. R. B. Stoope
7520 Stewart Ave
Chicago, Illinois
Dear Madam:

Reference is made to your letter in which you request information in regards to William Wright, born March 25, 1761, enlisted in the War of the Revolution in Randolph County, Indiana.

The data furnished herein were obtained from the papers on file in pension claim, S. 16301, based on the military service of William Wright in the Revolutionary War.

William Wright was born March 25, 1761, place not stated, nor were the names of his parents given.2

William Wright enlisted in Randolph County, North Carolina, sometime in December, 1780, and served three months as private in Captain James Robinson's company, Colonel John Litteral's North Carolina regiment. He served a few weeks later as substitute for Philburt Wright, three months in Captain James Ranes' company, and in several skirmishes with the Tories. He moved to Rowan County, North Carolina, and served three months in Captain William Gray's company, Colonel Thomas Dugan's regiment, this service was about the same time of the surrender of Cornwallis.

He moved to Kentucky in 1800, lived there nine years, then moved to Washington Country, Indiana.

The soldier, William Wright, was allowed pension on his application executed September 26, 1838, then a resident of Washington County, Indiana.

Amos Wright, brother of the soldier, was a resident Washington County, Indiana in 1832.

The papers on file in this claim contain no reference to wife or children of William Wright, nor was it shown that Philbert Wright for whom he served as substitute was a relative.

In order to obtain the date of last payment of pension, name and address of person paid, and possibly the date of death of this pensioner, you should apply to The Comptroller General, General Accounting Office, Records Division, Washington, D. C., and furnish the following:

William Wright
Certificate # 5104
Issued February 4, 1833
Rate $30.00 per annum
Commenced March 4, 1831
Act of June 7, 1838
Indiana Agency

  Very Truly Yours
A. D. HILLER
Executive Assistant
to the Administrator
 


William Wright Homestead

The following was written and sent to me in October 2007 by Drew Wright.

William Wright took out two land patents in Washington County, In.
  1. 7/29/1813. SW ¼ Sec. 32, T2N, R4E. 160a
    Tract is in Washington Township. This was immediately west of Philbert Wright Homestead. He sold this 80a of this 160a to his son in law, John Cooley, on September 28, 1825 when he was 64 years old. Deed listed wife as "Marthew". John & Celia Cooley sold this tract to John Brewer on March 3, 1846. He then sold the other 80a to Wiley Johnson on November 5, 1832 when he was 71.
  2. 3/9/1815. NW ¼ Sec. 5, T1N, R4E 160a
    This was immediately south of Tract #1 Both tracts lie on east bank of Blue River. Tract was in Jackson Township (now Pierce Twp.) He sold this 160a his son in law, John Cooley, on February 16, 1816. Deed listed wife as "Patsy" John and Celia Cooley sold this tract on date presently unknown to me.
Therefore William Wright et ux did not own land in this area after fall of 1832. I wonder if he then bought land in Carr Township in Jackson Co., IN or moved in with one of his children in Jackson Co., IN.


1. The work of Michael J Wright of Jackson County, Indiana clearly indicates that William died in 1840.
2. William states in the original pension record that his birth is recorded in his father's bible.


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