"On June 30, 1785, George received 15 pounds, 14 shillings, and 3 pence farthings--sterling--for 220 days militia duty in 1781 from the State of South Carolina. He served as a private."
1790 Living in Laurens County, South Carolina with his mother, Sarah Bowman Wright.
State: South Carolina Year: 1790 County: Laurens Image:0255
Township:Unknown Township Roll: M637_11
1 male 16 or older
1 male under 16
"In July 1794, George Wright married Eaditha Shirley.
1799 Correspondence and financial records of Nicholas Hooper of Front Royal and Middletown and of George Wright of Middletown. Included is a deed of manumission for Rachael Smith dated December 1799. (Acc. 4392)
1800 Census shows George Wright residing in Laurens County, South Carolina with his wife, 2 sons and 1 daughter--Abraham, Absolom, and Rebekah.
George is believed to have died by the end of 1803 in Laurens County, South Carolina.
Laurens, South Carolina
Will Book C-1, page 96 - 2/7/1804 George Wright deceased,
Admin of estate granted Jacob Niswanger and John Shirley, Sr.;
Letters of administration on his estate in Laurens County, South Carolina were granted January 5, 1804:
"On January 5, 1804, Jacob Newswanger, George's brother-in-law, filed letters of administration of the estate of George Wright III. Evidently, George died without a will. An appraisal of his estate showed eight head of horned cattle and six head of horses; one mill set and saw'; 39 head of swine, a mattock and parcel of tools, one iron wedge, six reaping hooks, an old iron, one box of shoe tools, six axes, one spade, two hoes, one scythe and cradle, one half bushel basket, one barrel, one tub, on parcel of gear, one plow, one parcel of locks, one saddle, one rifle, household and kitchen furniture, one woman's saddle, hog lard, wheat, 800 pounds of bacon, one spinning wheel, three kegs and sifter, on barrel, three books, two pair of cotton cards, 3,212 pounds of corn, one keg, two stacks of forage, one plow, one raw hide, and 1795 pounds of cotton.
History of Stewart Co., Georgia, Vol II
George Wright III, D. in South Carolina, his wife Eaditha and her four children moved to Georgia about 1826-27 and settled first in Fayette County and Later moved to Meriwether County, Georgia. Abraham Wright lived with his widowed mother and assisted in supporting her family, including his mother's family. April 16, 1820, in Laurens County, South Carolina, he married Anna Burtz, b. May 4, 1797, Laurens County, South Carolina, daughter of Frederick and Rachel Burts (or Burtz) who, records indicated came to America from Holland.
: [NOTE From MJ PATTILLO: This is incorrect. Frederick Burts is really Frederick Burtz and Rachel Burts is Rachel Inman Burtz. Frederick's father was from Germany and lived in Dutch Forks, South Carolina. The German word for German people or language--Deutsche. Deutsche was misunderstood as Dutch.
Abraham Wright and Family moved to Meriwether County, Georgia about 1828 and lived near Greenville, Georgia. He was a prosperous farmer and owned 10 slaves in 1850. Anna died December 8, 1854; and he died in November 9, 1858; both are buried in the Cemetery at Flat Rock Baptist Church, a few miles from Greenville, Georgia.