Person:James Wright (135)

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James Wright
d.1 APR 1835
m. BEF 1733
  1. Mary WrightABT 1733 -
  2. William WrightBET 1735 AND 1741 - BET 1745 AND 1752
  3. Samuel Wrightbef 1743 - bef 1744
  4. Samuel WrightBEF 1744 - aft 1822
  5. Jean WrightABT 1746 -
  6. Elizabeth WrightABT 1748 -
  7. William Wright1752 - 1829
  8. John WrightBEF 1753 - 1824
  9. James WrightAbt 1758 - 1835
  10. Alexander Wright1758 - 1819
  11. Rosanna Wrightabt 1767 -
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Name James Wright
Gender Male
Birth? Abt. 1758 Prob. Augusta County, Virginia
Death? 1 APR 1835
Burial? Fall Creek Cem, Highland County, Ohio

James Wright was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Records of James Wright in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • 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 James Wright

James Wright's gravestone says he died in 1835 at the age of 84. This calculates to an estimated year of birth of 1751 and makes him older than his brothers, William, John, and Alexander. However, in his will, William Wright, the father of James Wright, stated that James and Alexander were his two youngest sons. James' brother Alexander is buried in the same cemetery. 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 Revolutionary War pension application James Wright stated that he was born in 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.--Bill Wright 12:24, 26 May 2009 (EDT)