WHICH WRIGHT IS RIGHT?

 

 

Welcome to the background and explanation of the WHICH WRIGHT IS RIGHT? WorldConnect database and Wright family connection effort.

 

Information in this database is primarily about Wright families who were in Fauquier County, Virginia in the mid/late 1700’s and then moved on to Coshocton, Licking & Muskingum Counties in Ohio in the early 1800’s. Some of them subsequently relocated to a number of different states [e.g., Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri] in the mid-1800’s. The approximate time period covered by the data is 1750 to 1900. Most of the data is about descendents of William Wright [1740 VA-1805VA] & Elizabeth Lloyd [1750VA-1830VA] and connected families.

 

The purpose of accumulating this Wright family information in one location is to provide an aid and a single collection point for a number of us [the ‘unconnected’] who currently have Wright ancestors who we think/suspect/believe are connected to the William Wright & Elizabeth Lloyd lines. This database is not addressing the parents of William Wright & Elizabeth Lloyd. It is also not covering descendent information into the late 1900’s and should not include any living people. A number of other databases, sites and discussions are currently addressing these other areas. If you think you can help with a connection or know you are linked to this Wright line and would like to join with us, please contact me [Jerry Jacobs - see below]. We are looking for primary source information to help establish/confirm connections, such as: bible inscriptions, old family letters, wills, estate records, etc. We have pretty much exhausted census records, other online trees, LDS IGI and other submissions, etc.

 

This has been a group effort to collect and expand this data. The Wright family data starts with and is primarily based on the efforts of Nola Rogers of Newark [Licking County], Ohio and Robert Grant of Menlo Park, California. They have both given permission to use their data, and for this we owe them a big thank you! Where possible the data has been expanded and confirmed using census records, marriage indexes, obituaries, county history biographies, input from other ‘connected’ Wright descendents, etc. Source citations and pertinent notes are included in the data.

 

In addition to this Wright family information in the WorldConnect database, we are collecting related primary and secondary source information [census enumerations, deeds, family letters, vital record indexes, etc.] in another site.

 

The WorldConnect data also includes three generations of descendents for each ‘unconnected’ Wright, as well as unique source information.

 

Key surnames included in the “Which Wright is Right” WorldConnect data are: Ashcraft, Baker, Cessna, Chaney, Clark, Cooksey, Graves, Hill, Huff, Lemert, Long, Mays, McCoy, McGinnis, Meek/Meeks, Norris, Padgett, Page, Painter, Reed, Shelton, Shrout, Smith, Thomson, Wessell, Wright

 

Some of the locations in the U.S. where these Wright families and their descendents have lived and a very rough estimate of the first time period are:

Virginia County

Fauquier [1750]

 

Ohio Counties

Coshocton [1815]

Licking [1840]

Muskingum [1840]

 

Illinois County

Clark [1860]

 

Indiana Counties

Greene [1850]

Lawrence [1850]

Sullivan [1850]

 

Iowa Counties

Mills [1850]

 

Missouri Counties

Andrew [1847]

Dunklin [1890]

Pulaski [1875]

St. Francois [1880]

 

 

 

 

Following are the researchers who are involved in this project.

 

 

THE CONNECTED WRIGHTS

Following are Wright descendents/researchers who are involved in this effort and who are connected to William Wright & Elizabeth Lloyd and their connection:

 

Eden Davis

William Wright & Elizabeth Lloyd

Joseph Wright & Elizabeth McCoy

Nancy Wright & Wesley Graves

 

Gareth Habel

William Wright & Elizabeth Lloyd

Mary Wright & Joshua Lemert

William Lemert & Nancy Cessna

 

Nola Rogers

William Wright & Elizabeth Lloyd

Edward Wright & Elizabeth Kay

John Wright & Mary Ann Cessna

 

Chris Upson

William Wright & Elizabeth Lloyd

Joseph Wright & Elizabeth Mccoy

Henry Wright & Emily Croy

 

 

 

THE UNCONNECTED WRIGHTS

Following are Wright descendents/researchers who are involved in this effort and who think/believe/suspect they may ultimately be connected to William Wright & Elizabeth Lloyd. Their oldest known ancestor and suspected connection is included:

 

Alexander Wright [1830OH-1905IA]

Possible connection: son of Edward Wright & Elizabeth Kay

Descendents/researchers: Phyllis Pontow

 

Edmund Wright [1823OH – 1878MO]

Possible connection: son of Edward Wright & Elizabeth Kay

Descendents/researchers: Kenneth Stenning,

 

John A. Wright [1833OH – aft. 1880IN]

Possible connection: son of Joseph Wright & Elizabeth Unknown

Descendents/researchers: Nora Smithey

 

Joseph Wright [1818OH – aft. 1880IN]

Possible connection: son of Edward Wright & Elizabeth Kay

Descendents/Researchers: none

 

Lewis Wright [1821OH-1902MO]

Possible connection: son of Edward Wright & Elizabeth Kay

Descendents/researchers: Frances [Betty] Jones, Judith Joy, Pat Miller, Mike Thorne

 

Lloyd Wright [1814VA – 1902IN]

Possible connection: son of Edward Wright & Elizabeth Kay

Descendents/researchers: Don Cathey, Mary Lou Chapman, Tinker Corbit, Jerry Jacobs, Bill Kennedy, Peg Tull-Miller, Kim Tyson, Don Tull, Stella Tull-Wickham, Barbara Warner, John Winkler

 

Lloyd Wright [1817VA-1899OH]

Possible connection: unknown

Descendents/researchers: Howard Bowers

 

 

Interested/Supporting Wright Researchers

 

Justin Glenn

Robert Grant

Joann Mackby

 

 

 

 

For questions, comments, more specific contact info for people mentioned here, interest in joining this effort, etc., please contact me, Jerry Jacobs: jerry_jacobs@comcast.net

 

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Last updated: January 17, 2005