Person:John Wright (188)

John Wright
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 Wright1744 - aft 1822
  5. Jean WrightABT 1746 -
  6. Elizabeth WrightABT 1748 -
  7. William Wright1752 - 1829
  8. John WrightBEF 1753 - 1824
  9. James Wright, Sr.Abt 1758 - 1835
  10. Alexander Wright1758 - 1819
  11. Rosanna Wrightabt 1767 -
m. 1777 / 1778
  1. Jane WRIGHT
  2. John WRIGHT
  3. Samuel WRIGHT - 1812
  4. William WRIGHT1779 - 1860
  5. Margaret WRIGHT1782 - 1826
  6. Robert WRIGHT1784 - BEF 1860
  7. Thomas M. WRIGHTABT 1790 - 1821
  8. James WRIGHT1797 - 1872
  9. Alexander WRIGHT1799 - 1875
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] John Wright
Gender Male
Birth? BEF 1753 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage 1777 / 1778 to Margaret McKittrick
Death? 1824 Decatur, Ohio
Burial? 1824 Decatur, Ohio
Occupation? Farmer
Religion? Christian/Presbyterian

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


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Records of John Wright in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Page 523.--19th August, 1777. Recorded. Mathew Kinkead's appraisement by Andrew Hamilton, Lanty Graham, John Wright.
  • Page 220.--(undated, abt. 1780) Teste: John Wright, James Potter, Robert McKittrick.
  • Page 227.--20th February, 1786. John Wright and Margaret to William Yool, of Rockbridge. Teste: Robert Campbell, Thos. Hughart, Alex. Wright.
  • Page 198.--13th March, 1795. Robert McKittrick's will, Sr.--To son, Robert, the gap plantation in Gemonse's Gap; to sons, John, William, James; to son-in-law, William Metaire; to son-in-law, John Wright; to son-in-law, John Montgomery; to son-in-law, James Guye; to. granddaughter, Jenny Guy; to daughters, Sarah, Isbell, Margaret. Executors, sons Robert and John. Teste: John Hutcheson, Moses McCleur, Wm. Schoolar. Recorded in Harrison County, Kentucky, 10th July, 1795 (W. Moore, C. H. C.). and at December Court, 1795, in Augusta.
  • Vol. 2 - John Wright's Declaration, July 16th, 1832: Age 76; enlisted in 1778 in Capt. Burleigh's Company in the Third Virginia Regiment commanded by Col. Taylor. Thomas Landes testifies that he belonged to the same company. (Note: this record would place the birthdate of John Wright in abt. 1756, if it was the same John Wright).

Information on John Wright

John Wright was born in Augusta Co., VA sometime before 1753. John married Margaret McKittrick in about 1777-78. In about 1787 John and his brothers, Samuel, James, Alexander and William crossed the Appalachian Mts. and settled in Bourbon Co., KY. In about 1801-02, John and his family crossed the Ohio River and became an early settler in Brown Co. (formerly Adams Co.) OH. John bought a 400 acre farm about 1 mile north of Decatur, OH. John and Margaret raised a family of nine children: William, Margaret, Robert, Thomas M., James, Alexander, Jane, John (Jr.), and Samuel. John Wright (Sr.) died in 1824 near Decatur, OH. by taichi

John Wright bought 205 acres in the Calf Pasture in Augusta Co, VA, on 20 17 Oct 1774. He must have been at least 21 years old at the time of the purchase, suggesting that he was born in 1753 or earlier. On 20 Feb 1786, he and his wife Margaret sold this land. --Bill Wright 21:14, 5 October 2008 (EDT)

  1. Source (17).
  2. Source. (Wright Family Bible, originally owned by James Wright and Melinda Bayne, but now in possession, as of 1/26/01 of Richard W. Wright and Janet Miner Wright.).