Thomas Ball1

M, #2941, b. 1737, d. between May 1814 and February 1816
FatherCapt. David Ball2 b. 1735, d. bt 5 Oct 1811 - 11 Nov 1811
MotherHannah Haynie2
Last Edited14 Nov 2017
     Thomas Ball was born in 1737 at Northumberland Co., Virginia, USA. He married Mildred Downman, daughter of Capt. Robert Downman and Elizabeth Porteus, on 3 April 1766; Date of marriage bond.1 Thomas Ball died between May 1814 and February 1816 at Northumberland Co., Virginia, USA.1

His estate was probated in February 1816 at Northumberland Co., Virginia, USA; Hill [1990:30] cites Northumberland Co., VA, Record Bk 20:353-355.1
     Reference: For more information on the children of Thomas and Mildred (Downman) Ball, see Hill [1990:39-40].3

Thomas Ball (an unknown value.)4

Thomas Ball left a will in May 1814 at Northumberland Co., Virginia, USA; Hill [1990:30] cites Northumberland Co., VA, Record Bk 20:353-355.1

Family

Mildred Downman b. 4 Mar 1749, d. a 1797
Children

Citations

  1. [S388] Compiled by Margaret Lester Hill, Ball Families of Virginia's Northern Neck: An Outline (n.p.: Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library, Inc., 1990
    P. O. Box 97, Lancaster, VA 22503, 1990), p. 39. Hereinafter cited as Hill [1990] Ball Families of VA's Northern Neck.
  2. [S388] Compiled by Margaret Lester Hill, Hill [1990] Ball Families of VA's Northern Neck, pp. 34, 39.
  3. [S388] Compiled by Margaret Lester Hill, Hill [1990] Ball Families of VA's Northern Neck, pp. 39-40.
  4. [S379] Annette DeCourcy Towler, "A. (Nettie) Towler, Feb. 2, 1994 GEnie message," e-mail message from Annette D Towler <e-mail address> (unknown address) to Greg Vaut, 2 Feb 1994. Hereinafter cited as "A. (Nettie) Towler, email Feb. 2, 1994."

Mildred Downman

F, #2942, b. 4 March 1749, d. after 1797
FatherCapt. Robert Downman1 b. 21 May 1720
MotherElizabeth Porteus1
Last Edited14 Nov 2017
     Mildred Downman was born on 4 March 1749 at N. Farham Parish, Richmond Co., Virginia, USA.2 She married Thomas Ball, son of Capt. David Ball and Hannah Haynie, on 3 April 1766; Date of marriage bond.1 Mildred Downman died after 1797 at Richmond Co., Virginia, USA.
     Mildred Downman (an unknown value.)2

Family

Thomas Ball b. 1737, d. bt May 1814 - Feb 1816
Children

Citations

  1. [S388] Compiled by Margaret Lester Hill, Ball Families of Virginia's Northern Neck: An Outline (n.p.: Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library, Inc., 1990
    P. O. Box 97, Lancaster, VA 22503, 1990), p. 39. Hereinafter cited as Hill [1990] Ball Families of VA's Northern Neck.
  2. [S379] Annette DeCourcy Towler, "A. (Nettie) Towler, Feb. 2, 1994 GEnie message," e-mail message from Annette D Towler <e-mail address> (unknown address) to Greg Vaut, 2 Feb 1994. Hereinafter cited as "A. (Nettie) Towler, email Feb. 2, 1994."

Edward Porteus Ball

M, #2943, b. 28 January 1774, d. 14 May 1840
FatherThomas Ball1 b. 1737, d. bt May 1814 - Feb 1816
MotherMildred Downman1 b. 4 Mar 1749, d. a 1797
Last Edited12 Nov 2017
     Edward Porteus Ball was buried at Ball Cemetery, Ball Farm, Campbell Co., Kentucky, USA. He was born on 28 January 1774 at Amelia Co., Virginia, USA. He married Janetta Davis, daughter of William Davis and Hannah Ball, on 2 October 1809 at Northumberland Co., Virginia, USA.2 Edward Porteus Ball died on 14 May 1840 at Ball Farm, Campbell Co., Kentucky, USA, at age 66.
     Edward Porteus Ball (an unknown value.)3

Family

Janetta Davis b. 24 Aug 1794, d. 27 Apr 1854
Child

Citations

  1. [S388] Compiled by Margaret Lester Hill, Ball Families of Virginia's Northern Neck: An Outline (n.p.: Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library, Inc., 1990
    P. O. Box 97, Lancaster, VA 22503, 1990), p. 39. Hereinafter cited as Hill [1990] Ball Families of VA's Northern Neck.
  2. [S388] Compiled by Margaret Lester Hill, Hill [1990] Ball Families of VA's Northern Neck, pp. 39, 42.
  3. [S379] Annette DeCourcy Towler, "A. (Nettie) Towler, Feb. 2, 1994 GEnie message," e-mail message from Annette D Towler <e-mail address> (unknown address) to Greg Vaut, 2 Feb 1994. Hereinafter cited as "A. (Nettie) Towler, email Feb. 2, 1994."

Janetta Davis

F, #2944, b. 24 August 1794, d. 27 April 1854
FatherWilliam Davis
MotherHannah Ball
Last Edited12 Nov 2017
     Janetta Davis was buried at Ball Cemetery, Ball Farm, Campbell Co., Kentucky, USA. She was born on 24 August 1794 at Virginia, USA. She married Edward Porteus Ball, son of Thomas Ball and Mildred Downman, on 2 October 1809 at Northumberland Co., Virginia, USA.1 Janetta Davis died on 27 April 1854 at Campbell Co., Kentucky, USA, at age 59.
     Janetta Davis (an unknown value.)2

Family

Edward Porteus Ball b. 28 Jan 1774, d. 14 May 1840
Child

Citations

  1. [S388] Compiled by Margaret Lester Hill, Ball Families of Virginia's Northern Neck: An Outline (n.p.: Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library, Inc., 1990
    P. O. Box 97, Lancaster, VA 22503, 1990), pp. 39, 42. Hereinafter cited as Hill [1990] Ball Families of VA's Northern Neck.
  2. [S379] Annette DeCourcy Towler, "A. (Nettie) Towler, Feb. 2, 1994 GEnie message," e-mail message from Annette D Towler <e-mail address> (unknown address) to Greg Vaut, 2 Feb 1994. Hereinafter cited as "A. (Nettie) Towler, email Feb. 2, 1994."

Adelia Hamilton Ball

F, #2945, b. 13 July 1830, d. 11 November 1901
FatherEdward Porteus Ball b. 28 Jan 1774, d. 14 May 1840
MotherJanetta Davis b. 24 Aug 1794, d. 27 Apr 1854
Last Edited12 Nov 2017
     Adelia Hamilton Ball was born on 13 July 1830 at Campbell Co., Kentucky, USA.1 She married Thomas Littleton Young before 1849; Her 1st husband. According to their Find A Grave memorials, their oldest child, Littleton, was born in 1849.2 Adelia Hamilton Ball married Oliver Miles DeCourcy on 23 November 1865; his 3rd wife; her 2nd husband.3 Adelia Hamilton Ball died on 11 November 1901 at Decourcy Farm, Campbell Co., Kentucky, USA, at age 71.1 She was buried after 11 November 1901 at Grandview Cemetery, Mentor, Campbell Co., Kentucky, USA.1

Family 1

Thomas Littleton Young b. 14 Sep 1818, d. 24 Feb 1863

Family 2

Oliver Miles DeCourcy b. 12 Jan 1811, d. 9 Dec 1889

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Adelia Hamilton Ball Young-DeCourcy: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/66349845/adelia-hamilton-young-decourcy. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Thomas Littleton Young: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/62179341/Thomas-Littleton-Young
  3. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Oliver Miles DeCourcy: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/66349719/Oliver-Miles-DeCourcy

William Davis

M, #2946
Last Edited9 Nov 2017
     William Davis married Hannah Ball, daughter of Joseph Ball and Hannah Haynie.1
     William Davis (an unknown value.)2

Family

Hannah Ball
Child

Citations

  1. [S388] Compiled by Margaret Lester Hill, Ball Families of Virginia's Northern Neck: An Outline (n.p.: Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library, Inc., 1990
    P. O. Box 97, Lancaster, VA 22503, 1990), p. 42. Hereinafter cited as Hill [1990] Ball Families of VA's Northern Neck.
  2. [S379] Annette DeCourcy Towler, "A. (Nettie) Towler, Feb. 2, 1994 GEnie message," e-mail message from Annette D Towler <e-mail address> (unknown address) to Greg Vaut, 2 Feb 1994. Hereinafter cited as "A. (Nettie) Towler, email Feb. 2, 1994."

Hannah Ball

F, #2947
FatherJoseph Ball1 b. c 1735, d. bt 27 Nov 1779 - 8 Feb 1779
MotherHannah Haynie1
Last Edited14 Nov 2017
     Hannah Ball married William Davis.1
     Hannah Ball (an unknown value.)2

Family

William Davis
Child

Citations

  1. [S388] Compiled by Margaret Lester Hill, Ball Families of Virginia's Northern Neck: An Outline (n.p.: Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library, Inc., 1990
    P. O. Box 97, Lancaster, VA 22503, 1990), p. 42. Hereinafter cited as Hill [1990] Ball Families of VA's Northern Neck.
  2. [S379] Annette DeCourcy Towler, "A. (Nettie) Towler, Feb. 2, 1994 GEnie message," e-mail message from Annette D Towler <e-mail address> (unknown address) to Greg Vaut, 2 Feb 1994. Hereinafter cited as "A. (Nettie) Towler, email Feb. 2, 1994."

Rebecca E. (?)

F, #2948, b. 15 February 1832
Last Edited12 Sep 2014
     Rebecca E. (?) was born on 15 February 1832 at Mississippi, USA.1 She married George P. Arthur, son of Joseph C. Arthur and Julia Shaw.
     Rebecca E. (?) (an unknown value.)2

Family

George P. Arthur b. 7 Apr 1832, d. 2 Dec 1877
Children

Citations

  1. [S795] e-mail address, online http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=mikeshaw, Mike Shaw (unknown location), downloaded updated 1 Nov 2000.
  2. [S382] Unknown author, per Jean C. Old FGS #349 (8 Feb. 1994):

    1860 Census Kaufman Co., PO Kaufman, 20 June 1860
    #160-161 ARTHUR, G. P. 27 M Farmer 500/346 MS
    , Rebecca 27 F MS
    , Martha E. 3 F TX
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  3. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, George P. Arthur: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=1&GScid=3679&GRid=27115475&. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.

Mary E Arthur

F, #2949, b. circa 1857
FatherGeorge P. Arthur b. 7 Apr 1832, d. 2 Dec 1877
MotherRebecca E. (?) b. 15 Feb 1832
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Mary E Arthur was born circa 1857 at Kaufman Co., Texas, USA.

James Wright

M, #2950, b. 1676, d. 15 May 1759
FatherJohn Wright b. 1650, d. 5 Aug 1736
MotherMartha (?) b. 1650
ChartsAncestors - Bert A VAUT, Sr.
ReferenceGAV6
Last Edited22 Jan 2003
     James Wright was born on 3 August 1668 at Nottingham Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; date and place of birth per WFT 17-0971. He was born in 1676 at Nottingham Monthly Meeting, Nottingham Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 He married Mary Davis, daughter of James Davis and Mary (Margaret) Jordan, on 26 February 1707 at East Nottingham Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 James Wright died on 15 May 1759 at Hopewell Monthly Meeting, Frederick Co., Virginia, USA; Will on file 03-04-1760
Berkeley Co., VA??2,1
     GAV-6.

James Wright The claim that James (and perhaps his wife too) were scalped and killed is a major genealogical statement. lf it can be authenticated, it deserves publication in a major genealogical journal.

My own suspicion is that the claim is unsubstantiated and myth. No Quaker or official document that I have examined, and I have tried to read them all, states this. No published Wright genealogy that I have read, such as John C. Wright's, Wright-Briscoe Pioneers (1974), makes this claim. When I queried researcher Gerry Ferren, who is another person who has posted a statement that James was scalped and killed, he did not reply, which suggests he had no good source. When I similarly queried Marlene Wenrick, another 'poster' who reported that James had been scalped and killed by Indians, she replied that she had copied this from some forgotten posting on the internet. She assumed that everything posted was probably true. Whew.3

James Wright per WFT E1-0391: James Wright came down to Monocacy from East Nottingham, Maryland Meeting at the same time as Henry Ballinger (1830). [pg. 90, James O. Bond]
came with his brother William to Pennsylvania from (probably Bristol) England around 1682 with Penn's Fleet. !is thought to be a descendant of one of three Wright brothers, Joshua, Thomas and Samuel, of Yorkshire, England, who settled in New Jersey around 1677.
Roger Brown gives James' parents as James Wright and Susannah Crowson, per Dorothy Sifferd.
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per WFT 14-1463: "James Wright's will was probated on March 4, 1764. He left his "Home
Plantation" of 194 acres to his son Thomas, and made other bequests to his sons John, James Jr., and Isaac; and to his daughters Lydia, Mary, Hannah, Martha, Elizabeth, Ann and Sarah. Mary Wright's will, which was probated March 6, 1764, left the plantation to her grandson Thomas. Both wills were probated in Frederick CO, VA.
James and Mary Wright are believed to be buried in the cemetery of the Hopewell Meeting House.
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Mitzie Arnold (Mar 27, 1994) GEnie [M.ARNOLD18] message: The father of Thomas, James WRIGHT, was a Quaker minister/missionary."
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Per Negetha Powers letter:

     When I became convinced that the probable ancestor of Jonathan Wesley Wright was a Quaker minister, I decided that I wanted to know more about that religious sect. I knew vaguely that George Fox was the founder; they had suffered persecution in Europe; the State of Pa. had boon founded by William Penn as a refuge. That was just about the extent of my knowledge.
     The more I learned about these truly devout and courageous people, the more impressed I became. One of the basic tenets of their faith was a belief In the equality of all people. Naturally, this did not endear them to the aristocracy or the crowned hoods of Europe. Hence, the attempt on the part of the Kings to eradicate the group. Some of their leaders were put to death; others were imprisoned. Still others had their possessions confiscated. It was fortunate that William Penn, a convert to the sect, had an admiral for a father. The elder Penn, though embarrassed by his son's adherence to The Society of Friends, was not devoid of filial feeling. It was be who persuaded the Crown to award him a grant of land in the New World with his son as administrator.
     It was their insistence on equality that caused The Friends to adopt the usage of "Thee" and "Thou" as forms of address. Even more remarkable was their extension of equality to women. In an ago when women were regarded as chattel, The Friends held them in high esteem and treated them as equals, even permitting women ministers in a time when most sects relegated them to back pews. Line must note that the women who led the fight for the right of women to vote were all Quakers : Susan 11. Anthony, Lucretia Mott, and Elizabeth Stanton.
     It would naturally follow that The Society would he opposed to slavery. The underground railroads whereby fugitive slaves could escape from their masters and flee to the North were planned and executed by members of The Society.
     The Quakers were pacifists. The Revolutionary War and the Civil War posed a dilemma; they were torn between their faith and that of duty; Some young men chose duty; it cost them their church.
     They were strong advocates of education for all. fill Quaker children were taught to road and Write and "cypher". Schools were established in all colonies. Swarthmore and Wheaton colleges were established by The Friends.
     Perhaps one of reasons for the decline in membership through the years was the excessive control maintained by the church over its members. It attempted to regulate every aspect of their lives. Quaker records are filled with notations of members who were 'disciplined" or "disowned". The records do not elucidate on the manner of discipline. It is almost certain that the discipline was public. "Disowned" was a terrible thing for a Quaker. Since all social life revolved around the church, it meant, in effect, that the hapless individual was an outcast from society. There were also ramifications In the family relationship. In some families, the "disowned" were cut off from family contact.
     Members were "disciplined" for such things as gambling, quarreling with neighbors or With spouse, dancing, singing other than hymns. They were "disowned" for sewing in the armed forces, for marrying out "of unity"--that is someone not of the Quaker faith, and other things not specifically mentioned.
     The Friends lived In colonies and these communities were designated by the name of the church services which were called Monthly Meetings. The clerks kept meticulous records of all births, deaths, marriages, visits to other Monthly Meetings and the "discipline" and "disowned" data. The records of the various colonies have been collected and published In six volumes, "Encyclopedia of Friends History" by Hinshaw. The records of Hopewell MM(Fred. Co. Va.) have been published in a separate book. Microfilms of the Quaker records may be rented from the Mormon Church Archives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
     I found records of James Wright descendants in the following:      Hopewell MM--Fred. Co. Va.
     Backwater MM-also Fred. Co. Va.
     New Hope MM--Greene Co. Tenn.
     Lost Creek MM--Jefferson Co. Tenn.
     New Garden MM--Guildford Co. N.C.
     Deep River MM--Guildford Co. N.C.
     Cane Creek MM--Orange Co. N.C.
     Dash River MM--Berkeley Co. N.C.
     Holly Spring MM--Randolph Co. N.C.
     In the period during and following the Civil War, 1860-1865, many of James' descendants began moving North to Backwater, Ind. MM and Miami, Oh. MM.
     James Wright was born ca 1671, possibly Yorkshire, England. The general consensus is that be was a descendant of one of three brothers--Samuel, Joshua, and Thomas Wright who came from York- shire, England in 167? and settled in Now Jersey. If that Is so, James was also born there, since he would have been sill years old at the time.
     Little is known of Samuel, but Joshua and Thomas owned large estates, were members of the Provincial Assembly and were prominent members of the Colony. James named a son Thomas, but he did not name one Samuel or Joshua. In fact, James named two sons Thomas. The first Thomas died as on Infant; so he named a later born son Thomas also. Many descendants of James believe that James was descended from Thomas.
     Circa 1707, James married Mary Davis b.12-2-1689 Prince George Co. MD. d\o James and Mary Jordan Davis. Both the Davis and Jordan families wore English families who had settled In Nansemond Co., Va. in the early 1690's. Both were prominent families. In fact, Mary's grandfather Samuel Jordan was one of the leaders In the Jamestown Colony.
     It is probable that James and Mary met while attending MM in Prince George Co. They were married there and spent the first nine or ten years of their married life In Prince George Co. By 1615, they had transferred to a newly-formed colony of Irish Quakers in Chester Co. Pa. It Is very likely they went to help in the organization. We read in Myers "Immigration of Irish Quakers Into Pa." that James was re- quested to draw up a marriage certificate 'suitable for Friends".
     Pa. Archives (1668501739) has an entry of a purchase of 200 acres of land by James Wright on 12-1-1715. The purchase was in Nottingham, Chester Co. James and Mary were on the tan lists there from 1719-1726.
     In all the Quaker references to James Wright, he Is described as "a man distinguished and eloquent." He spent all of his adult life as a Quaker minister-missionary and was well-known and revered through out all the MMs. in Va., Pa., TN. and the Carolinas. So it is not surprising that once the Chester group was firmly established, he became Instrumental In the formation of a new MM in Fredrick Co. Va.      In 1727, a southern migration into Va., led by Alexander Russ and Morgan Bryan, had among Its members James and Mary Wright. With them went two of their sons-In law: Josiah and Henry Ballinger, both born in New Jersey. This gives credence to the theory that James had spent his early gears In New Jersey as the son of Thomas Wright.
     James, in partnership with Henry Littler, obtained 430 acres of land on the east side of Apple Pie Ridge, about five miles north of what Is now Winchester, Va. (then known as Fredricktown). That was to be their last move; they remained there the rest of their lives.
     During the French and Indian War, James and his sans Thomas, James Jr. and Isaac suffered great property losses from Indian raids. The Friends In Philadelphia were much concerned about their plight and at a 'meeting for sufferings', a resolution was passed to the effect that one fifth of all the money collected was to be 'layed away for the use of our beloved and aged friends James and Mary Wright'.
     James and Mary had twelve children--eleven of whom grew to adulthood the first Thomas died in infancy). James' will, probated 3-4-1760 Fred. Co. Va., left "to my son Thomas my home plantation, 194 acres of my patent land." Bequests were left to the rest of his children: John, James Jr., Isaac, Lydia Wright, Mary Ballenger, Martha Mendenhall, Hannah Ballenger, Elizabeth Matthews, Ann McCool and Sarah Pickering.
     Mary's will was probated 3-6-1764. She left the plantation to her grandson Thomas, "his father being dead'. Since James had left the land to his son Thomas, this was evidently Thomas Jr. that Mary designated as his father's heir.
Sailed from Bristol as part of "Penn's fleet" in 1682. He was taxed in Chester Co.., Penn., 1718-26. He moved his family briefly to Monacacy, Maryland and to Hopewell, Virginia with a company of Quaker settlers. He died July 15, 1759 near Hopewell. His will was proven March 4, 1764. His wife Mary (Davis?) was born February 12, 1689. It's been said she died in 1717, and he remarried to Rachel; however, Mary is mentioned in his will, and Mary's will was proven March 6, 1764. They had been driven out of their home during the French & Indian War (1754-1763), and died during this span.
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As written by my Big Sis, Helen,
James Wright came to America with Penn's Fleet in 1682. They sailed from Bristol. His fellow passengers, also of the Quaker faith, included George Boone and his brother Squire, the uncle and father of the now famous Daniel Boone. There is little room for doubt that the Wrights and Boones knew each other very well because they crossed the Atlantic together and settled in the same Quaker Colony in Pennsylvania.

Over the years as the Quaker Colony in Chester and Bucks Counties, PA became more and more crowded with new Quaker converts from the British Isles, a number of "old" families sold their property to the new arrivals and moved on down the Eastern Sea Board seeking new land. As usual when Quaker families moved they moved in company of other families of the same faith.

Old Squire Boone and his son Daniel, the Lincolns and the Hanks, who would one day be the progenitors of President Abraham Lincoln, and the famous Bryan family, were among the Quakers who travelled with the Wrights and others to a new settlement in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in the early 1750's and established Hopewell Monthly Meeting.

The Colony settled along what was known as the Great Wagon Road, a road that wound its way through the Shenandoah Valley into the Carolinas. The Colony was located near the present day town of Benton, Virginia.

In early May of 1754 a young British army officer named George Washington, visited the Colony accompained by a famous Indian Chief named Half King, his braves, and a British army force of 150 men. George Washington, the father of our country, was on his way to engage the French and their Indian alies to set the French-Indian War in motion.

Two years later, in May of 1756, Britain almost absent mindley, got around to declaring War on France. The French retaliated with a vengeance, sending wave after wave of well armed Indian warriors into the Shenandoah Valley, massacring men, women, and children.

In 1759 the Quaker Colony where the Wrights lived was atacked and James and his wife Mary were killed and scalped. Soon after his parents were killed our gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-grandfather John Wright, his wife Rachel, and their children, in frsutration and grief, moved to a Quaker Colony near present day Greensboro, North Carolina. It was at this point the Quaker established the first college in North Carolina. The College still exists and is called Guilford. It is just one of many institutuions of higher learning founded by the Quakers in early America.

But poor John and his family, running from the violence of one Indian War ran head long into another. With the aid of the French, the Catawaba and Cherokee, of the Carolinas, had joined forces and were wiping out white settlements in the Yadkin River Valley, very near the Quaker Colony at Greensboro where the Wrights had settled.

Still seeking a place of Peace our ancestor, John, and his family, moved through the hostile Indian territory of the Yadkin River country to the Bush River Monthly Meeting Colony in South Carolina. (Oh, how I would like to know how this family was able to move through country where hostile Indians had run out all whites!)

John and his family at last found peace at Bush River near present day Newberry, South Carolina until the advent of the Revolutionary War. When the Revolution came, John apparently was fed up with being a pacifist. Even though he was then in his fifties, he immediately joined the celebrated American fighting group called Col. Thompson's Rangers as Pvt. John Wright.

Our ancestor, John Wright, was at the famous Battle of The Cowpens where an American army made up of rough frontiermen defeated an Army of elite British regulars under the command of Banastre Tarleton to win the first vistory against Lord Cornwallis' army.

John died i[n South Carolina September 17, 1789 and is buried in Newberry County.
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per WFT 14-1463 [quote]
Could James Wright be related to the family that owned the Wright's Ferry Mansion at Columbia, Lancaster CO, PA? It is a Quaker house dating back to 1738.
"The Wrights owned 438 acres of land on the eastern side of what is known as "Apple Pie" ridge, 5 or 6 miles north of Winchester, VA (known as Fredericktown in the early years), in partnership with John Littler, a wealthy landowner who settled in the Shenandoah Valley at the time of the earliest Quaker migrations to the area in 1725. This land, once called 'Osceola', is believed to be very near the Hopewell Meeting House at Clearbrook."
"In 1748, Josiah Ballinger's will was probated. He left half of his plantation to James Wright, his father-in-law, and the remaining half plus his house to his wife Mary Wright Ballinger ... during her lifetime, then to his oldest son ... Records of a march by Braddocks Army mentions a stop at the 'Widow Ballingers' in May 1755."
"Living in such a remote area, James and Mary Wright suffered great distress at the time of the French and Indian War. In 1755, the French in Canada who had been gradually developing their plans of spreading down the Ohio and Mississippi valleys behind the English colonies allied themselves with disgruntled Indians who had been cheated out of their land by unscrupulous colonists, causing ... hostilities. ..."
"... The defeat of the unfortunate General Braddock during this war is one of the most famous reverses in history: Braddock's 2000 men, spendidly equipped with arms, tools, supplies, and a train of artillery, would have done very well marching over the smooth highways of Europe, but in the depths of the Pennsylvania forests and up and down the mountains they made only 3 miles a day and the horses had nothing to eat but the leaves of the trees. During this time families were scalped within 50 miles of Philadelphia, and in one instance the bodies of a murdered family were brought into the town and exhibited in the streets to show the inhabitants how near the danger was approaching. "
"The Virginia settlers were suffering in the same way. Those on her border were slaughtered or, like James and Mary Wright, were driven from their homes back to the more settled districts. Much concern was shown for the Wrights both by their friends and by the "Meetings for Sufferings" in Philadelphia, which raised funds to support the refugees and to buy peace from the Indians. ... In 1758, the British Government sent a powerful force of regulars to Pennsylvania ... and Canada fell ..."
"James Wright ... is thought to be a descendant of one of three Wright brothers, Joshua, Thomas and Samuel Wright of Yorkshire, England, who settled in New Jersey around 1677. According to MacKenzie's 'Colonial Families of the United States', Joshua and Thomas were 'members of the Provincial Assemblies of New Jersey and prominent men, possessed of large
estates.' Samuel Wright died within a few years of his arrival."
It appears that James and Mary Wright first settled in Salem, NJ, then moved to Pennsylvania.
According to the Pennsylvania Colonial Archives (1685-1739 period), James Wright purchased 200 acres of land in the East Nottingham District, Chester County, on January 12, 1715 or 1716; he was taxed in Chester County from 1718 through 1726. At that time, Chester County covered a large area where Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania converge.
In 1726, the Wrights moved again to a more "western" site, in the valley of the Monocacy [Monoquesy] River, a tributary of the Potomac, joining with other Quakers to form a Meeting near the present village of Buckeystown. [Samual Smith's "History of Pennsylvania"]. Henry and Josiah Ballinger were also part of the group. The area they settled included the upper parts of Prince George's County, MD. The first worship services were held in the home of Josiah Ballinger. In 1736, a meeting house, known as the Cold Spring Meeting House, was built.
Under the leadership of Alexander Ross, the same group (including William Penn's friend Caleb Pusey) established another Meeting House, called Hopewell, in 1735 after obtaining a land grant of 100,000 acres from the Governor and Council of Virginia for a colony on Opequan Creek, another tributary to the Potomac. This settlement led to the formation of Opequan and Providence meetings -- also called Tuscarora, near Martinsburg, WV.
Within 2 years, some 70 families had settled themselves there, creating a large community of log houses, sawmills and gristmills. James Wright served the area as a journeying minister.
[end quote]
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Taxed from 1718 to 1726 in East Nottingham, Chester Co., PA.
Was a Quaker minster. About 1725 he moved to Cold Spring or Valley of
Monocacy, Prince Georges County, Maryland. By Aug 1744 he was living in
Frederick County, Virginia. In Mar 1757, the Quakers in Philadelphia sent
money for support.
Ref: Broderbund's World Family Tree #6217, CD Vol 2.4,5,1,2

Family

Mary Davis b. 2 Dec 1689, d. b 6 Mar 1764
Children

Citations

  1. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S581] Inc. Brøderbund Software, GEDCOM file imported on 25 Oct 1999 from World Family Tree Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Family # 2113 (n.p.: Release date: May 6, 1997, unknown publish date).
  3. [S1156] J. Bruce Amstutz, "J Bruce Amstutz email 14 Feb 2002," e-mail message from e-mail address (unknown address) to Gregory A. Vaut, 14 Feb 2002. Hereinafter cited as "JB Amstutz email 14 Feb 2002."
  4. [S387] Mitzie Mullins Arnold - GEnie [M.ARNOLD18], email (Mar 27, 1994) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  5. [S389] GEnie [M.ARNOLD18] Mitzie Arnold, "email (Mar 27, 1994)," e-mail message from unknown author e-mail (unknown address) to unknown recipient.

Mary Davis

F, #2951, b. 2 December 1689, d. before 6 March 1764
FatherJames Davis b. 1643, d. 1688
MotherMary (Margaret) Jordan b. 1643
ChartsAncestors - Bert A VAUT, Sr.
ReferenceGAV6
Last Edited22 Jan 2003
     Mary Davis was born on 12 April 1689 at Monocacy, Somerset Co., Maryland, USA.1 She was born on 2 December 1689 at Nottingham Monthly Meeting, Nottingham Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2 She was born on 2 December 1689 at Prince George's Co., Maryland, USA. She married James Wright, son of John Wright and Martha (?), on 26 February 1707 at East Nottingham Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2 Mary Davis died before 6 March 1764 at Winchester, Hopewell Monthly Meeting, Frederick Co., Virginia, USA; WIll on file 03-06-1764
Berkeley Co., VA??2
     GAV-6.

Mary Davis Date of birth might be 2 Feb or 2 Mar, 1689 or 12 Feb 1689.
Place of birth might be Monocacy, Prince Georges County, Maryland.
Will was probated 6 Mar 1764 in Frederick County, Virginia.
See Broderbund World Family Tree #6217 in CD Volume 2.
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per WFT E1-0391: Mary-Helen Pemberton, 150 W. High Street, West Milton, OH 45383,
in a letter dated 12 Sep 1981, states that she does not agree that the wife of James Wright was Mary Davis . . . . . . and goes on to say "It is my belief that the father of James was
named Thomas as both the son Thomas was given preference in the Will of both his father and mother as was also the grandson. It is quite possible that this James came from Ireland . . . " !letter dated 7 May 1976 from Willard Heiss, 4828 No. Illinois St., Indianapolis, IN 46208, in reference to the DAVIS surname: "Loudon Co. VA Wills (book and page lacking) Sarah DAVIS "sojourning in Loudon County," 10 mo. 1759: May 1759 Legatees -- John DAVIS,
Brother; Mary WRIGHT, Sister; Elizabeth THOMAS, Sarah PLACKNERY (HACKNEY?); Exec. Rachel DAVIS. Witts: Thomas KELLY, William ONALLEY, Jonathan DAVIS"
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per WFT 2-6225: HOPEWELL FRIENDS HISTORY, 1734-1934, FREDERICK CO., VA (FHL #975.599 V2F) 1975, PP. 23-25
PIONEERS OF OLD MONACACY, THE EARLY SETTLEMENT OF FREDERICK CO., MD, 1721-1743 (FHL #975.287 H2t) P. 79, 85.2,3

Family

James Wright b. 1676, d. 15 May 1759
Children

Citations

  1. [S625] Unknown author, World Family Tree CD #18, Family #0947 (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  3. [S581] Inc. Brøderbund Software, GEDCOM file imported on 25 Oct 1999 from World Family Tree Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Family # 2113 (n.p.: Release date: May 6, 1997, unknown publish date).

James Davis

M, #2952, b. 1643, d. 1688
FatherMajor Thomas Davis b. 1613, d. b 30 Sep 1683
MotherElizabeth (?)
ChartsAncestors - Bert A VAUT, Sr.
ReferenceGAV7
Last Edited22 Jan 2003
     James Davis married Mary (Margaret) Jordan, daughter of Thomas Jordan.1 James Davis was born in 1642 at Nansemond Co., Virginia, USA.1 He was born in 1643 at Virginia, USA.2 He died in 1688.1
     GAV-7.

James Davis Burgess for Nansemond, VA.3,2,1,4

Family

Mary (Margaret) Jordan b. 1643
Children

Citations

  1. [S581] Inc. Brøderbund Software, GEDCOM file imported on 25 Oct 1999 from World Family Tree Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Family # 2113 (n.p.: Release date: May 6, 1997, unknown publish date).
  2. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  3. [S387] Mitzie Mullins Arnold - GEnie [M.ARNOLD18], email (Mar 27, 1994) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  4. [S598] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Volume 14, Family # 2164 (n.p.: Release date:, unknown publish date).

Mary (Margaret) Jordan

F, #2953, b. 1643
FatherThomas Jordan b. 1600, d. Aug 1644
ChartsAncestors - Bert A VAUT, Sr.
ReferenceGAV7
Last Edited22 Jan 2003
     Mary (Margaret) Jordan married James Davis, son of Major Thomas Davis and Elizabeth (?).1 Mary (Margaret) Jordan was born in 1640.1 She was born in 1643 at Chuckatuck, Nansemond Co., Virginia, USA.2
     GAV-7.

Mary (Margaret) Jordan WT 8-3844 gives name of wife of James Davis as "Margaret" Jordan and her parents as Thomas Jordan and Lucy Corker.
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!RELATIONSHIP: Corrs. Greg Wulker
!BIRTH:"Adventurers of Purse and Person" pg 221 land patent of Thomas Davis dated 10 Aug 1644 states the land adjoins that of Thomas Jordan dec'd. This indicates that his daughter Margaret could have been born absolutly no later than May 1645 and likely earlier. Thomas has only two children listed and would have been about 44 at death so it IS likely that Margaret the second child listed was born around the time of his death.
!Records of Ellen Sorrenson
Married to JamesDivis.3,2,1

Family

James Davis b. 1643, d. 1688
Children

Citations

  1. [S581] Inc. Brøderbund Software, GEDCOM file imported on 25 Oct 1999 from World Family Tree Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Family # 2113 (n.p.: Release date: May 6, 1997, unknown publish date).
  2. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  3. [S387] Mitzie Mullins Arnold - GEnie [M.ARNOLD18], email (Mar 27, 1994) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

(?) Roberts

M, #2954, d. before 1850
Last Edited31 Dec 2017
     (?) Roberts married Lucinda (?) before 1841 at Alabama, USA; Their oldest known son Joseph was born in 1841 in AL. GA Vaut.1 (?) Roberts died before 1850 at Alabama (prob.), USA; Lucinda and two sons appear alone in the 1850 census alone. It would appear that he moved to Alabama ca 1840 and their sons were born there, and then he died. GA Vaut.1

Family

Lucinda (?) b. c 1810, d. b 1880
Children

Citations

  1. [S1549] "Author's comment", various, Gregory A. Vaut (e-mail address), to unknown recipient (unknown recipient address), 31 Dec 2017; unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as "GA Vaut Comment."
  2. [S3905] 1860 Federal Census, 1860 Census AR, Ashley Co., Carter Township, Year: 1860; Census Place: Carter, Ashley, Arkansas; Roll: M653_37; Page: 219; Family History Library Film: 803037
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=12841954
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/7667/4211296_00221?pid=12841956&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db%3D1860usfedcenancestry%26h%3D12841956%26indiv%3Dtry%26o_vc%3DRecord:OtherRecord%26rhSource%3D6742&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true

Mary Wright

F, #2955, b. 3 June 1708, d. 21 October 1800
FatherJames Wright b. 1676, d. 15 May 1759
MotherMary Davis b. 2 Dec 1689, d. b 6 Mar 1764
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Mary Wright was born on 3 June 1707 at East Nottingham Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 She was born on 3 June 1708 at East Nottingham Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2 She married Josiah , Sr. Ballinger on 30 June 1727 at Nottingham Monthly Meeting, Nottingham Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 Mary Wright died on 7 December 1748 at Frederick Co., Virginia, USA, at age 40.1 She died on 21 October 1800 at Back Creek, Frederick Co., Virginia, USA, at age 92.2
     Mary Wright Mary was about ten years younger than Josiah, and he died at a comparatively early age. Mary was still living as a widow when Braddock's army under the command of Col. Dunbar was at widow Ballinger's on May 3, 1755.3,2,1

Family

Josiah , Sr. Ballinger b. 1690, d. Dec 1748
Children

Citations

  1. [S581] Inc. Brøderbund Software, GEDCOM file imported on 25 Oct 1999 from World Family Tree Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Family # 2113 (n.p.: Release date: May 6, 1997, unknown publish date).
  2. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  3. [S387] Mitzie Mullins Arnold - GEnie [M.ARNOLD18], email (Mar 27, 1994) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Hannah Wright

F, #2956, b. 1709, d. after 5 August 1760
FatherJames Wright b. 1676, d. 15 May 1759
MotherMary Davis b. 2 Dec 1689, d. b 6 Mar 1764
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Hannah Wright was born in 1709 at Prince George's Co., Maryland, USA.1 She was born circa 24 January 1708/9 at New Garden Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2 She was born on 24 January 1708/9.3 She was born on 24 January 1708/9.4 She married Henry J. Ballinger on 18 August 1726 at New Garden Mm, Nottingham Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.3 Hannah Wright died after 5 August 1760.2 She died circa 1764 at Surry Co., North Carolina, USA.4
     Hannah Wright Person Source.5

Hannah Wright (an unknown value.)1,2,4 Her married name was Ballinger.

Family

Henry J. Ballinger b. c 1709, d. 4 May 1774
Children

Citations

  1. [S387] Mitzie Mullins Arnold - GEnie [M.ARNOLD18], email (Mar 27, 1994) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  2. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  3. [S762] Unknown compiler, online http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/a/b/r/William-N-Abrams/index.html, Bill Abrams (e-mail address) (unknown location), downloaded 20 Sept. 2001.
  4. [S581] Inc. Brøderbund Software, GEDCOM file imported on 25 Oct 1999 from World Family Tree Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Family # 2113 (n.p.: Release date: May 6, 1997, unknown publish date).
  5. [S768] Bill Abrams, GEDCOM file imported on 20 Sep 2001. Bill Abrams Maple Shade NJ e-mail address http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/a/b/r/William-N-Abrams/index.html (n.p.: Maple Shade e-mail address, unknown publish date).

Dabney Hudson1

M, #2957, b. 17 December 1801, d. 7 May 1836
FatherJohn Hudson1 b. 1775, d. a 1830
MotherMary Dedman1 b. 1777
Last Edited12 Oct 2017
     Dabney Hudson was born on 17 December 1801 at Amherst Co., Virginia, USA.1 He married Narcissa Cook on 9 July 1822 at York Co., South Carolina, USA.1 Dabney Hudson died on 7 May 1836 at Chester Co., South Carolina, USA, at age 34.1

Family

Narcissa Cook b. 26 Oct 1800, d. 27 Jul 1875

Citations

  1. [S3800] DAR Application No. 734672 - Ancestor: Joshua HUDSON, DAR No. A059717 and Supporting Documents, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #734672 Joshua HUDSON 81079.

Narcissa Cook1

F, #2958, b. 26 October 1800, d. 27 July 1875
Last Edited12 Oct 2017
     Narcissa Cook was born on 26 October 1800 at York Co., South Carolina, USA.1 She married Dabney Hudson, son of John Hudson and Mary Dedman, on 9 July 1822 at York Co., South Carolina, USA.1 Narcissa Cook died on 27 July 1875 at Chester Co., South Carolina, USA, at age 74.1

Family

Dabney Hudson b. 17 Dec 1801, d. 7 May 1836

Citations

  1. [S3800] DAR Application No. 734672 - Ancestor: Joshua HUDSON, DAR No. A059717 and Supporting Documents, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #734672 Joshua HUDSON 81079.

Martha Wright

F, #2959, b. 1713, d. 1794
FatherJames Wright b. 1676, d. 15 May 1759
MotherMary Davis b. 2 Dec 1689, d. b 6 Mar 1764
Last Edited20 Sep 2001
     Martha Wright married John Mendenhall.1 Martha Wright was born in 1713. She was born on 14 February 1712/13 at East Nottingham Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2 She was born on 14 February 1712/13 at New Garden Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.3 She died in 1794. She died on 28 October 1794 at Berkley Co., Virginia, USA.2 She died on 28 October 1794 at Martinsburg, Berkley Co., West Virginia, USA.3
     Martha Wright per WFT 14-1463: "Martha Wright Mendenhall was a well-known Quaker minister."4,3,2

Family

John Mendenhall

Citations

  1. [S762] Unknown compiler, online http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/a/b/r/William-N-Abrams/index.html, Bill Abrams (e-mail address) (unknown location), downloaded 20 Sept. 2001.
  2. [S581] Inc. Brøderbund Software, GEDCOM file imported on 25 Oct 1999 from World Family Tree Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Family # 2113 (n.p.: Release date: May 6, 1997, unknown publish date).
  3. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  4. [S387] Mitzie Mullins Arnold - GEnie [M.ARNOLD18], email (Mar 27, 1994) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Elizabeth Wright

F, #2960, b. 1714, d. 1790
FatherJames Wright b. 1676, d. 15 May 1759
MotherMary Davis b. 2 Dec 1689, d. b 6 Mar 1764
Last Edited20 Sep 2001
     Elizabeth Wright married George Matthews.1 Elizabeth Wright was born in 1714. She was born on 23 November 1714 at East Nottingham Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2 She was born on 23 November 1714 at New Garden Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.3 She died in 1790 at Fairfax Co., Virginia, USA.2 She died in 1790 at Frederick Co., Virginia, USA.3
     Elizabeth Wright per WFT 14-1463: "Elizabeth Wright Matthews also lived within the Fairfax Meeting "verge", and was a member of the Society of Friends there."4,3,2

Family

George Matthews

Citations

  1. [S762] Unknown compiler, online http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/a/b/r/William-N-Abrams/index.html, Bill Abrams (e-mail address) (unknown location), downloaded 20 Sept. 2001.
  2. [S581] Inc. Brøderbund Software, GEDCOM file imported on 25 Oct 1999 from World Family Tree Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Family # 2113 (n.p.: Release date: May 6, 1997, unknown publish date).
  3. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  4. [S387] Mitzie Mullins Arnold - GEnie [M.ARNOLD18], email (Mar 27, 1994) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

John C. Wright

M, #2961, b. 4 November 1716, d. 1790
FatherJames Wright b. 1676, d. 15 May 1759
MotherMary Davis b. 2 Dec 1689, d. b 6 Mar 1764
Last Edited25 Aug 2002
     John C. Wright was born on 4 November 1716 at East Nottingham Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 He was born on 4 November 1716 at East Nottingham Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2 He died on 17 September 1789 at Newberry Co., South Carolina, USA, at age 72.1 He died on 17 September 1789 at age 72; Will Proved 06-08-1790 Newberry Co. S.C.2 He died in 1790 at Newberry, South Carolina, USA.3
     John C. Wright John Wright went to Cane Creek, N.C. by 1749, and on to Berkley Co., S.C. by 1768. He's said to be a Revolutionary War soldier, but never left the Friends (Quakers). His will was made September 17, 1789, Newberry Co., S.C. His wife Rachel was born 3 mo (May) 27, 1720, Prince George Co., Maryland the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Wells. She died Dec 23, 1771, Bush River MM, S.C.

The following anecdote about John Wright is in the "Annals of Newberry", page 31: "John Wright, the father of Charity Cook and Susannah Hollingsworth, was a very aged man at the time of which I am about to speak, but principally accustomed to walk to and from meeting. He was living with his daughter, Susannah Hollingsworth, something prevented her from going to meeting; she induced the old man to ride her mare. This he did; but after meeting, he walked out of the meeting house, and home as usual. As he entered the door, his daughter said to him, "Father, where is the mare?" "Dads me, Sue, I forgot her." was the old mans reply."

This ancestor before his death, assembled his children and their children at his bedside. When all were assembled, they numbered one hundred and forty-four.

In 1759 the Quaker Colony where the Wrights lived was atacked and James and his wife Mary were killed and scalped. Soon after his parents were killed our gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-grandfather John Wright, his wife Rachel, and their children, in frustration and grief, moved to a Quaker Colony near present day Greensboro, North Carolina. It was at this point the Quaker established the first college in North Carolina. The College still exists and is called Guilford. It is just one of many institutuions of higher learning founded by the Quakers in early America.

But poor John and his family, running from the violence of one Indian War ran head long into another. With the aid of the French, the Catawaba and Cherokee, of the Carolinas, had joined forces and were wiping out white settlements in the Yadkin River Valley, very near the Quaker Colony at Greensboro where the Wrights had settled.

Still seeking a place of Peace our ancestor, John, and his family, moved through the hostile Indian territory of the Yadkin River country to the Bush River Monthly Meeting Colony in South Carolina. (Oh, how I would like to know how this family was able to move through country where hostile Indians had run out all whites!)

John and his family at last found peace at Bush River near present day Newberry, South Carolina until the advent of the Revolutionary War. When the Revolution came, John apparently was fed up with being a pacifist. Even though he was then in his fifties, he immediately joined the celebrated American fighting group called Col. Thompson's Rangers as Pvt. John Wright.

Our ancestor, John Wright, was at the famous Battle of The Cowpens where an American army made up of rough frontiermen defeated an Army of elite British regulars under the command of Banastre Tarleton to win the first vistory against Lord Cornwallis' army.

John died in South Carolina September 17, 1789 and is buried in Newberry County.
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per WFT 14-1463: [quote]
"Though the Friends were opposed to war and largely remained to themselves during the Revolution, they were intensely patriotic and some of their men became American soldiers after the war actually began. John Wright served with Colonel (later General) William Thompson's Rangers at the defense of Charleston Harbor on June 28, 1776, a crucial confrontation between the American and British which is referred to as The Battle of Sullivan's Island."

"The British, who had decided Charleston Harbor afforded them the best entrance for a sweep of the American southk sent the mortar ketch Thunder and seven frigates against Fort Sullivan which guarded the harbor mouth. Lt. Colonel Thompson was entrenched on the northern tip of the island with his 800 men: John Wright and the Third South Carolina regiment, plus 200 Continentals and some other detachments -- while Colonel Moultrie and
another force defended the fort itself. The British laid on a heavy bombardment from just inside the harbor entrance, but the fort walls were made of soft, sponge-like palmetto rather than a hardwood like oak which shatters under fire, and the cannon balls simply penetrated the palmetto, imbedding in sand.

"John and Rachel Wright helped establish Fairfax Monthly Meeting in Waterford, VA, in what was then Fairfax CO but is now Loudoun CO. John, who was then just 29, was appointed overseer of the Fairfax Meeting and his wife was appointed overseer of the Fairfax Women's Meeting -- a great honor for such young people. The overseers were the appointees of the
Preparative meetings which had been set up to attend to the personal work required to bring business in good shape to the monthly meetings. They were appointed from the more experienced and reliable Friends only, since their task was to settle differences, to prevent defamation of character by lies or libel, to administer discipline for lack of attendance and
improper behavior in meeting, and to ensure plain living and sobriety of conduct among the Friends. These overseers were expected to quietly reform offenders so the Monthly Meeting would not be force to disown them."

"The old stone Fairfax Meeting House is now used as a private residence; the old Quaker graveyard, enclosed by a stone wall, is behind it."

"Though Bush River was the most important Quaker meeting in South Carolina, its origin and the time it began is unknown: a William Coate is listed as living near Bush River before 1762, and Samuel Kelly, a native of King's County, Ireland, moved to Newberry County from Camden in 1762. A regular Monthly Meeting approved by the Western Quarterly Meeting was not actually held until April 1772, and until then the "church" was a log hut."

"The hard-working, honest Quakers soon built up a thriving community of small farms in Bush River. As had always been their custom, they met to transact busines-and-worship every Thursday, and on Saturday monthly. Their meetings for worship were held every Sunday at 11 o'clock; 500 sat covered and in silence for an hour, unless the spirit moved some Friend to speak. If a prayer was made, the Friend uttering the petitions of his prayer uncovered himself and knelt while the congregation rose and the men removed their hats; when the prayer finished all took their seats and replace their hats. As always before, the men still wore broad-brimmed hats with low crowns, straight-breasted collarless coats and plain-color
breeches without suspenders ..."

"... the women wore either white beavers or perfectly plain silk bonnets called hoods, and long-waisted gowns or petticoats."


"... sand behind. The American forces were dangerously low on ammunition -- there were only 30 rounds per gun -- but their fire was careful and accurate. While Moultrie's forces held most of the frigates at bay, John Wright and his fellow soldiers easily repulsed all the British attempts to land troops on Sullivan's Island."

"At 9:30 p.m. the british fired their last shot, then left. During the day they lost 195 killed and wounded, while the American casualties totalled only 17 killed and 20 wounded. In all the British had fired about 10,000 rounds; 7000 cannon balls were later retrieved on the island.
This decisive engagement ended all formal warfare in the South for more than 2 years."

In 1749, Capt. John and Rachel Wright moved from Waterford, VA, to Orange CO, NC, to the Carver's Creek Meeting. At that time Orange CO included the present counties of Caswell, Person, Alamance, Chatham and Orange, as well as parts of Rockingham, Guilford, Randolph, Lee, Wake and Durham. The Wrights and the 30 families who had moved with them established the Cane Creek Meeting House, in what is now Alamance CO, on October 7, 1751. The Meeting House is near the village of Snow Camp, about 15 miles below
the county seat of Graham. The family of John's sister Hannah were among the founders, as well as Edward, William and Mary Matthews, three of the children of George and Elizabeth Wright Matthews, and Joseph Wells, who was probably related to Rachel.
("Wright-Briscoe Pioneers" by John C. Wright)

"Quakers in the South Carolina Backcountry -- Wateree and Bush River" by Willard Deiss (F 280.F89 Q83 - South Carolina Genealogical Library, Columbia, SC.) p. 8a, 9a:

Irish Quakers settled in the area of Camden, SC, in 1750-1751. One of these Quakers, Nebo Gaunt, purchased 300 acres from the first European landowner in the vicinity, James Ousley.

"It seems quite warrantable to say that John Wright was originally one of the Camden [SC] colony, for he appears as witness on a deed of Mary and Robert English, dated May, 1760, and proven by him before Samuel Wyly, at Pine Tree Hill. He became, however, a resident of Bush River, Newberry. He lived to be aged, and, before his death, gathered around him
his descendants, their husbands, wives and progeny to the number of one hundred and forty. His two daughters, Charity Cook and Susannah Hollingsworth, were gifted with speech, Charity especially. ..."
[end quote WFT 14-1463]3,2,1

Citations

  1. [S581] Inc. Brøderbund Software, GEDCOM file imported on 25 Oct 1999 from World Family Tree Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Family # 2113 (n.p.: Release date: May 6, 1997, unknown publish date).
  2. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
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James Wright Jr.

M, #2962, b. 1718, d. 1760
FatherJames Wright b. 1676, d. 15 May 1759
MotherMary Davis b. 2 Dec 1689, d. b 6 Mar 1764
Last Edited29 May 2001
     James Wright Jr. was born in 1718 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA. He was born on 8 November 1718 at East Nottingham Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1 He was born on 8 November 1718 at New Garden Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2 He married Lucy Bowater in 1737. James Wright Jr. died circa 1760 at Frederick Co., Virginia, USA.1 He died in 1760 at North Carolina, USA.3 He died in 1760 at Frederick Co., Virginia, USA.2
     James Wright Jr. per WFT 14-1463: "James Wright, Jr., lived in the Monocacy Valley, MD, until around 1760,
when they moved within the "verge" of the Hopewell Meeting House. Later, his family's membership was transferred to the Fairfax Meeting at Waterford, VA."3,2,1 (an unknown value.)3

Family

Lucy Bowater

Citations

  1. [S581] Inc. Brøderbund Software, GEDCOM file imported on 25 Oct 1999 from World Family Tree Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Family # 2113 (n.p.: Release date: May 6, 1997, unknown publish date).
  2. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
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Isaac Wright

M, #2963, d. 1777
FatherJames Wright b. 1676, d. 15 May 1759
MotherMary Davis b. 2 Dec 1689, d. b 6 Mar 1764
Last Edited20 Sep 2001
     Isaac Wright married Sidney Ann Rodgers.1 Isaac Wright was born on 25 March 1723 at New Garden Meeting, East Nottingham Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2 He died in 1777 at Frederick Co., Virginia, USA.3
     Isaac Wright per WFT 14-1463: "Isaac Wright lived in the Gainesville, VA, area, within the "verge" of the
Back Creek Meeting.:
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Genie message from Mitzie Mullins Arnold (Genie M.ARNOLD18) 3/27/94:

Here is the name and address of the researcher who compiled the book "WRIGHT CONNECTIONS". She may be able to put you in touch with others who are researching you line of Thomas WRIGHT and Esther HIATT.

Negetha Gourley Powers
111 Heather Dr.
Bristol, VA 24201

This is how my line runs:

James & Mary DAVIS WRIGHT
Isaac & Sydney ROGERS or HIATT
Solomon b. ???? (possible connection to this Solomon)
Jonathan Wesley WRIGHT b 1801 Burke Co NC & Mary Jane BAILEY
Aaron WRIGHT & Isabelle DEATON
Elizabeth WRIGHT & Wm. Floyd STANLEY
Louisa STANLEY & Melvin PHIPPS
Dulcie PHIPPS & Dewey MULLINS
Bethel MULLINS & Sonny MULLINS
Me (Mitzie Mullins Arnold)


The earliest ancestor to my WRIGHT line was Solomon WRIGHT found in Burke Co. NC in 1800, 1810 and 1820. This is where she can't prove conclusively that this Solomon WRIGHT was the s/o Isaac and Sydney and therefore in the direct line of this James & Mary WRIGHT. There was scant records on him in the Quaker records.

Hopewell MM records list him as a s/o James & Mary WRIGHT b 1723 Chester Co., PA.

On 4-15-1749, along with a Sidney ROGERS, is listed as a witness to the marriage of Evan ROGERS to Isaac's niece, Sarah BALLENGER.

Believed to have md. ca 1749. No marriage record available. Wife was either Sidney ROGERS or Sidney HIATT.

Hopewell records state that Isaac and his wife Sidney, along with four children, three sons aged seven, five, and five months and a daughter aged three, were attacked by Indians. Their house was left standing, but all of the live stock and most of their household goods were lost. The date was 1757.

On 2-4-1764, Isaac Wright is "disowned." Reason not given

On 4-8-1766, James WRIGHT, s/o Isaac and Sidney WRIGHT, is admitted to Membership Hopewell MM.

On 1-4-1771, Sidney WRIGHT "asks for her son Solomon." The meaning is not clear.

From there on no mention is [made of] Isaac in Quaker records.

From Court Order Book for Fred. Co. VA 4-4-1773: "Be it ordered that the church warders of Fredrick parish do bind Solomon WRIGHT, s/o Isaac WRIGHT,unto Abel WALKER until he comes of age, who is to teach him to read and write and cypher and teach him the trade of a cooper.

Mary WRIGHT, d/o Isaac & Sidney, was bound out to Richard RIDGEWAY until she came of age. She was to be taught to read and write.

Fred. Co. records show that Isaac's will was prob in 1777. His death was not reported by a member of his family. Fred Co. Will Book 4 pp. 368 and 369 "Inventory and appraisal of the estate of Isaac WRIGHT, deceased, it being brought to our view by Jessee Faulkner Adm. this 31st day of the fifth month 1777," Then follows a list of his belongings.

It seems plausible to assume that Isaac and Sydney had marital problems; Isaac was blamed and was disowned. Isaac moves out and takes Solomon with him. Sidney appeals to the Church Fathers for custody The fact that his death was not reported by his family suggests complete alienation.

If Isaac was not active in church affairs, Sidney more than makes up for it.

In 1766, " Sidney WRIGHT granted permission to visit Maryland" -- along with Esther WRIGHT, who Thomas WRIGHT and possibly sister to Sidney.

In 1772, "Sidney WRIGHT is granted permission to visit MM at Resquine."

On 5-14-1780, Sidney WRIGHT md. Isaac PICKERING and moved back to Bucks Co., PA.

Now, more on Solomon s/o Isaac and Sydney WRIGHT:

In 1773, Solomon was bound out to Abel Walker.

In 1784, Solomon is granted permission by the Church Fathers to transfer to Buckingham, PA. His mother had moved back to PA.

On 6-13-1787 Philadelphia, PA. Solomon md. Rachel Pickering b 1752 d/o Isaac and Grace Lupton PICKERING -- his stepsister.

There is no further mention of Solomon in Quaker records, nor was he listed in 1790 PA, census. A Solomon WRIGHT, known ancestor of Jonathan Wesley

WRIGHT [my note: Jonathan Wesley WRIGHT was my ancestor], showed up in NC in 1790. Was he the same man?

Except for my note above that Jonathan Wesley was my ancestor this all came from Mrs. Powers book.

Hope this hasn't been too long and boring and hope it will help you. Also, here is my address.

Mitzie M. Arnold               (moving to CT soon)
8545 Roanoke Dr.
N. Charleston, SC 29406.3,4,2

Family

Sidney Ann Rodgers

Citations

  1. [S762] Unknown compiler, online http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/a/b/r/William-N-Abrams/index.html, Bill Abrams (e-mail address) (unknown location), downloaded 20 Sept. 2001.
  2. [S581] Inc. Brøderbund Software, GEDCOM file imported on 25 Oct 1999 from World Family Tree Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Family # 2113 (n.p.: Release date: May 6, 1997, unknown publish date).
  3. [S387] Mitzie Mullins Arnold - GEnie [M.ARNOLD18], email (Mar 27, 1994) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  4. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Ann Wright

F, #2964, b. 29 January 1724/25, d. 1801
FatherJames Wright b. 1676, d. 15 May 1759
MotherMary Davis b. 2 Dec 1689, d. b 6 Mar 1764
Last Edited20 Sep 2001
     Ann Wright married William Pickering.1 Ann Wright was born in 1725 at Pennsylvania, USA. She was born on 29 January 1724/25 at East Nottingham Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2 She was born on 29 January 1724/25 at Mongoguisie, Maryland, USA.3 She married James Adams McCool in 1742. Ann Wright married Thomas Pugh in 1753 at Hopewell Monthly Meeting, Frederick Co., Virginia, USA.1 Ann Wright died in 1801 at Hopewell Monthly Meeting, Frederick Co., Virginia, USA.3 She died on 7 April 1801 at Back Creek, Frederick Co., Virginia, USA, at age 76.2
     Ann Wright Mitzie Arnold (Mar 27, 1994) GEnie [M.ARNOLD18] message. "She was disowned."4,3,2 (an unknown value.)4

Family 1

William Pickering b. a 1753

Family 2

James Adams McCool b. c 1710

Family 3

Thomas Pugh b. 16 Nov 1731

Citations

  1. [S762] Unknown compiler, online http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/a/b/r/William-N-Abrams/index.html, Bill Abrams (e-mail address) (unknown location), downloaded 20 Sept. 2001.
  2. [S581] Inc. Brøderbund Software, GEDCOM file imported on 25 Oct 1999 from World Family Tree Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Family # 2113 (n.p.: Release date: May 6, 1997, unknown publish date).
  3. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  4. [S387] Mitzie Mullins Arnold - GEnie [M.ARNOLD18], email (Mar 27, 1994) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Sarah Wright

F, #2965, b. 1727, d. 5 August 1760
FatherJames Wright b. 1676, d. 15 May 1759
MotherMary Davis b. 2 Dec 1689, d. b 6 Mar 1764
Last Edited29 May 2001
     Sarah Wright was born in 1727. She was born on 15 March 1726/27 at Monacacy, Prince George's Co., Maryland, USA.1 She was born on 15 March 1726/27 at Maryland, USA.2 She married William Pickering in 1749. Sarah Wright died on 5 August 1760.2 She died in 1775.1
     Sarah Wright (an unknown value.)3,2,1 (an unknown value.)3

Citations

  1. [S581] Inc. Brøderbund Software, GEDCOM file imported on 25 Oct 1999 from World Family Tree Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Family # 2113 (n.p.: Release date: May 6, 1997, unknown publish date).
  2. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  3. [S387] Mitzie Mullins Arnold - GEnie [M.ARNOLD18], email (Mar 27, 1994) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

Lydia Wright

F, #2966, b. 31 August 1730, d. 27 June 1778
FatherJames Wright b. 1676, d. 15 May 1759
MotherMary Davis b. 2 Dec 1689, d. b 6 Mar 1764
Last Edited6 Feb 2002
     Lydia Wright was born on 31 August 1730 at Prince George's Co., Maryland, USA.1 She was born on 31 August 1730 at Monocacy Valley, Prince George's Co., Maryland, USA.2 She married Owen Rogers circa 1756.3 Lydia Wright died on 27 June 1778 at Bear Garden, Hampshire Co., Virginia, USA, at age 47.1 She died on 27 June 1778 at Hampshire, Maryland, USA, at age 47.2
     Lydia Wright (an unknown value.)4,2,1

Citations

  1. [S581] Inc. Brøderbund Software, GEDCOM file imported on 25 Oct 1999 from World Family Tree Vol. 11, Ed. 1, Family # 2113 (n.p.: Release date: May 6, 1997, unknown publish date).
  2. [S559] Inc. Brøderbund Software, World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 #3844
    GEDCOM file imported on 23 Feb 1999
    Release date: January 12, 1997
    (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  3. [S762] Unknown compiler, online http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/a/b/r/William-N-Abrams/index.html, Bill Abrams (e-mail address) (unknown location), downloaded 20 Sept. 2001.
  4. [S387] Mitzie Mullins Arnold - GEnie [M.ARNOLD18], email (Mar 27, 1994) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).

John Mendenhall1

M, #2967
Last Edited20 Feb 2017
     John Mendenhall married Susannah Pierson.2

Family

Susannah Pierson
Children

Citations

  1. [S3588] John Pitts Launey, First Families of Chester County Pennsylvania (2 volumes) (Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2007), Volume 1, p. 76. Hereinafter cited as Launey [2007] 1st Families Cester Co (2 vols).
  2. [S3590] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the beeson - Beason Family (14238 Carolcrest Dr., Houston, TX 77024: Self-Published, 1968), p. 8. Hereinafter cited as Beeson (1968) Gen. of Beeson-Beason Family.

Sarah Hudson1

F, #2968, b. circa 1747
FatherJoshua Hudson Sr.1 b. c 1730, d. bt 6 Jan 1799 - 19 Apr 1801
MotherMary Terrell1 b. 1728, d. b 1799
Last Edited12 Oct 2017
     Sarah Hudson married Benjamin Wright Sr.1 Sarah Hudson was born circa 1747 at Orange Co., Virginia, USA.2
     In Joshua Hudson Sr.'s will dated 5 January 1799 at Amherst Co., Virginia, USA, Sarah Hudson was named as an heir; (Transcript of will provided by reddynj@juno.com)
Will of Joshua HUDSON
     Jan.5, 1799 - Apr. 20, 1801
     Will Book 4, pp.6-8, Amherst Co, VA.
     "In the name of God Amen I Joshua HUDSON of the County of Amherst being weake of Body but of sound mind and memory, do make and Ordain this my last will and Testament in name and form following.
     To wit: It is my Will & desire that after my Decease my Body be intered in a decent and Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named. My soul I recommend to Almighty God hoping to find Mercy & forgiveness at his hands and as touching such worldly goods as it hath Pleased Almighty God to bless me I dispose of in manner following vist:
     Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah WRIGHT five Shillings to be paid by my Executors out of my Estate having formerly giving her what I intended for her.
     Item: I give and Bequeath unto my son Rush HUDSON Eight Acres of Land on the End of Turkey Mountain adjoining the Tract he now lives on to complement my Old Peach Orchard and as much more as will make up the Quantity to him & his heirs forever.
Item: I give & Bequeath to my Daughter Mary DAWSON the Sum of ten Pounds Per annum to be paid her by Reuben HUDSON her heirs & assigns during her Natural Life for her Maintainence.
     Item: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth DENNIS and the heirs of her body a good sound Title in the Negro formerly taken away by her named Jude and five Shillings Current Money.
     Item: I give and bequeath unto Horatio HUDSON and Nancy HUDSON Infant Children of my son Joshua HUDSON dec'd the Sum of seventy five Pounds Current Money in Consideration of their fathers Estate which fell into my hands on his decease which Sum my Executors are directed to receive out of my Estate and put out to Interest for the said Children until they come of Age or get married and that the Principal & Interest be Equally divided between them share & share alike and in Causes Either of them should Depart this Life before that time my desire is that the Survivor have the - - - of the said Seventy five Pounds & Interest and my Executors bring against the sd Children no further - - - and for Bedding or Clothing so as to receive the sd Seventy five Pounds & Interest.
     Item: It is my Will and desire that the Tract of land whereon I now live be sold by my Executors on Twelve Months Credit for the best Price can be had and the money Owing from such Sale to be Equally divided between my two Sons Reuben & George HUDSON to them & their heirs upon Reuben's paying to my Daughter Mary DAWSON ten Pounds p- Annum during her natural Life for her maintainence.
     Item: I give and bequeath to my Daughter Frances TATE five Shillings and no more.
     Item: I give unto my Daughter Ann GITTERSON five Shillings and no more having formerly given her a Negro Girl.
     Item: I give unto the heirs of Robert HUDSON dec'd the Sum of five Shillings.
     Item: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Lucy SANDRIDGE the Sum of fifty Pounds to be paid equally divided between the heirs of her Body share and share alike to be received out of my Estate and paid into the hands of Pullom SANDRIDGE for the purpose aforesaid and to be paid by him to the Children as they come of age or get married.
     Item: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Peggy CHILDRESS five Shillings and not more.
     Item: I give unto my Daughter Molly BALLINGER five Shillings & no more;
I give unto the Heirs of my Daughter Rachel MILES the sum of five Shillings.
     Item: I give unto the legal representative of my Daughter Patsy RUCKER dec'd the sum of five Shillings & no more.
I give unto my Gran Daughter Rachel HUDSON MILES the Sum of Seventy five Pounds to be put out to Interest for her maintainence and the balance paid her when she comes of age or gets married and the said Sum to be raised by my Executor from my Estate.
     Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son George HUDSON one Negro man Andrew and to him and his heirs forever.
     Item: I give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Molly DAWSON the Sum of fifty Pounds current money to be raised out of my Estate by my Executors and put out to Interest for her until she comes of age or gets married.
     Item: I give and bequeath unto my Grand Son Flemming DAWSON the Sum of fifty Pounds to be raised out of my Estate and put out to Interst for him by my Executors until he comes of age.
     Item: It is my Will and desire that all my just debts be fully paid and that all my Estate Desposed of be sold by my Executors for the best Price can be had on Twelve Months Credit and after complying with the aforesaid legacys the balance of the said Sale to the Equally Divided between my Son Reuben HUDSON and the lawful begotten Heirs of Robert HUDSON dec'd One moiety to the said Reuben and his heirs and the other moiety to the said Heirs of Robert HUDSON dec'd
     Item: Lastly I appoint my friend Rellson SANDRIDGE & my Son Reuben HUDSON my Executors to this last Will & Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & fixed my Seal this 5 day of January, One thousand Seven hundred & Ninty Nine - - -
     Joshua HUDSON
     Signed Sealed & Acknowledged
     in Presence of
      Sharrod X BUGG
      John X HUDSON
      Rush X HUDSON"
(evident codicil)
     " September 18th 1800 My Will and desire is that fifty Pounds directed to be paid to Fleming DAWSON in consequence of his misconduct I wish the same to be withdrawn from him & paid by my Executors to my Son Rush HUDSON.
      Joshua HUDSON
      Wit: Rush HUDSON, Jr.
      D.S. GARLAND"
(evident codicil)
     "Whereas by my last Will & Testament executed the fifth day of January, 1799, I directed my Executors to Receive out of my Estate the Sum of Seventy five Pounds & Pay the same to Horatio & Nancy HUDSON Infant Children of Joshua HUDSON Dec'd in lieu of their father's Estate which fell into my hands which Estate has lately been demanded by the Executors of the said Children & delivered to them. It is therefore my Will & desire that the said Children do receive nothing further from my Estate than what they have already rec'd and that my Executors do receive from my Estate in manner aforesaid the said Seventy five Pounds and Pay the same to my Son Rush HUDSON - - Given under my hand & Seal this 16 day of November, 1800.
     his Joshua X HUDSON mark
     Sig'd Sealed in presence of us
      Isaac RUCKER
      Bennett HUDSON
      George WILLIS."3

Family

Benjamin Wright Sr.

Citations

  1. [S3800] DAR Application No. 734672 - Ancestor: Joshua HUDSON, DAR No. A059717 and Supporting Documents, unknown series, Supporting document attached to Dar App. #734672: "The Children of Joshua and Mary Terrell Hudson of Amherst County Virginia - Information from the will of Joshua Hudson who died about 1801 and from the marriage Records of Amherst County Virginia"
    Sources:
         The Wills of Amherst Country, Virginia, 1761-1865, by Rev. Bailey Davis.
         Amherst County, Virginia Marriages. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #734672 Joshua HUDSON 81079.
  2. [S3801] DAR Application No. 814514 - Ancestor: Joshua HUDSON, DAR No. A059717 and Supporting Documents, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #814514 Joshua HUDSON 81079.
  3. [S3625] Joshua HUDSON (Sr.) will (5 Jan 1799), Will of Joshua Hudson of Amherst Co., VA- 5 Jan 1799, proved 20 Apr 1801 Will Book 4, pp. 6-9: Will seen on Ancestry.com on 13 Oct. 2017 at: https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/tree/65223573/person/36509999973/media/ea208628-6f00-4e7b-be66-3b5422f72db1?_phsrc=OQU386&usePUBJs=true, unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as Will - HUDSON, Joshua 5 Jan 1799.

Lucy Bowater

F, #2970
Last Edited20 Sep 2001
     Lucy Bowater married James Wright Jr., son of James Wright and Mary Davis, in 1737.
     (an unknown value.)1

Lucy Bowater (an unknown value.)1

Family

James Wright Jr. b. 1718, d. 1760

Citations

  1. [S387] Mitzie Mullins Arnold - GEnie [M.ARNOLD18], email (Mar 27, 1994) (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).