- H. Alexander Wright1758 - 1819
- W. Ann MaxwellAbt 1760 - Bef 1799
m. Est. 1777-1785
Facts and Events
Alexander Wright was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of Alexander Wright in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- To the Worshipful Court of Augusta County, the petition of the sundry inhabitants in the bounds of Captain Long's Company of Militia humbly showeth:
- That your petitioners, while headed by Captain Christian, and since headed by Captain Long, then enjoyed the greatest tranquility, but now likely to he clouded by the loss of so noble an officer by a mere delusion.
- The most of us can, and will (if called upon), undertake to declare on oath that Captain Long behaved himself at the Battles of Hot Water and Jamestown as a good soldier and a noble officer. As to his conduct at York we cannot pretend to say farther than from the most authentic accounts that we could collect he had not that fair play that a true citizen ought to have had. From which motives induces us to believe, and truly hope, your worships will, when you come to look at the affair, reinstate him in his post, that we may continue our old rank, as we have ever been faithful subjects, contributed every thing in our power for the benefit of the States, turned out cheerfully our quota of men on every occasion.
- Therefore, as your worships is the only door we are to go through to justice, humbly hope you will recommend him to his Excellency, the Governor, which will prevent us from falling from our old rank, to wit, the second in the Battalion to the youngest, and your petitioners shall, as in duty bound ever pray, &c &c.
- (Signed) Jas. Davis, John Christian, Jr., Rich'd Shires, Saml. Blackwood, John Brooks. Jr., Robert Scott, Samuel Brooks, John Black, William Black, Joseph Bell, Ensign; Thomas Rutledge, Gill. Christian, James Bert, Gilbert Christian, Giles Brooks, W. Christian, William Davis, Thomas Kear, Benjamin Carr, James Wright, John Bell, Edward Rutledge, Samuel Armstrong, Neal O'Dear, Joseph Kerr, Robert Christian, Francis Best, Charles Donely, Jonathan Brooks, Jacob Gabert, Anthony Black, Alexander Wright, William Shields, William Brown, Robert Christian, Lieutenant; Gabriel Alexander, James Bready, Jacob van Lear, John Christian, Mathew Alexander, John Bready, Joseph Colter, John Alexander, John Bready, George Marshall.
- Page 227.--20th February, 1786. John Wright and Margaret to William Yool, of Rockbridge. Teste: Robert Campbell, Thos. Hughart, Alex. Wright.
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond - 1787--April 23, Saml. Black and Alex. Wright, surety. Saml. Black and Rosanna Wright. (Note: Rosanna was likely a younger sister of Alexander).
- Page 35.--16th August, 1791. James Wright and Alexander Wright, sons and devisees of William Wright, deceased, and Elizabeth, wife of James, of Augusta, to Jacob Bear, 260 acres in Beverley Manor, part of tract originally surveyed for Joseph Mills, and sold to Robert Wilson and Jno. Holmes by deed which was conveyed to said William Wright, deceased, by John Holmes, February, 1748.
Information on Alexander Wright
In his will, William Wright, the father of Alexander Wright, stated that James and Alexander were his two youngest sons. Alexander's gravestone lists his age as 61 at the time of his death in 1819. So Alexander's year of birth calculates to 1758. In his will, William Wright, the father of James and Alexander, appears to name his surviving sons in birth order: Samuel, John, William, James, and Alexander
Alexander WRIGHT was born about 1758. He died in 1819. He was also known as Alexander Wright.
Spouse: Ann MAXWELL. Alexander WRIGHT and Ann MAXWELL were married.
Children were: Margaret "Peggy" Black WRIGHT, Sally WRIGHT, Joseph Patton WRIGHT, John D. WRIGHT, Mary Ann WRIGHT.
Spouse: Mary PATTON. Alexander WRIGHT and Mary PATTON were married on 15 May 1799.