Official Wright Family Reunion Web Site

Family Register

First Generation

1. James Wright. Born in 1771. James died in 1839; he was 68.
James married Elizabeth Hay. Born in 1772. Elizabeth died in 1855; she was 83.
They had the following children:
2 i. Leslie (1818-1905)
3 ii. Helen (1809-1838)
4 iii. Elizabeth
5 iv. George (1814-)
6 v. Robert (1812-1840)
7 vi. John (1800-)
8 vii. James
9 viii. William (1802-)

Second Generation

2. Leslie Wright. Born on 5 Jan 1818 in Rayne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Leslie died in Town of Elba, near Columbus, WI on 4 Jan 1905; he was 86. Buried on 8 Jan 1905 in Columbus, WI.
On 28 Dec 1848 when Leslie was 30, he married Mary Ann Lowe, daughter of William Lowe & Jane Beaton. Born on 4 Feb 1825 in St. Nicholas, Rayne, Aberdeen, Scotland. Mary Ann died in 1904; she was 78.
They had the following children:
i. Mary A. (1849-1933)
ii. Jeannie (1850-1866)
iii. Eliza (1852-1917)
iv. George L. (1854-1950)
v. William (1855-1922)
vi. Jessie (1857-1929)
vii. May I. (1858-1942)
viii. Charles B. (1860-1937)
ix. Alexander H. (1862-1935)
x. Leslie Allyn (1863-1930)
xi. Albert L. (1865-1935)
xii. Abbie (1868-1927)
3. Helen Wright. Born in 1809. Helen died in 1838; she was 29.
4. Elizabeth Wright.
Elizabeth married John Thom.
5. George Wright. Born on 20 Jul 1814 in Rayne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
6. Robert Wright. Born on 29 Aug 1812 in Rayne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Robert died in 1840; he was 27.
7. John Wright. Born on 30 Jun 1800 in Chapel Of Garioch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
8. James Wright.
9. William Wright. Born on 22 Dec 1802 in Chapel Of Garioch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
William first married Ann Gray.
They had the following children:
i. Jean
ii. Ann
iii. Jessie
iv. James
v. Isabella (1853-1942)
William second married Ann Beattie. Born in 1811. Ann died on 24 Mar 1874; she was 63.
They had the following children:
i. William (1835-1878)
ii. Peter

Wright Family Yahoo Group

This is an online group that all members of the Wright clan can join.
Membership is FREE!!!
You will have access to family files, photos, and databases. You are be able to upload your own files, photos, and databases to share with extended family members that you rarely see in person.

This group includes PDF's of past newsletters as well as scans of historic family documents and photos.

You can send and receive email messages to everyone in the group. You will not receive any junk mail, only email from other family members in the clan.

Click here for more information:
Wright Family Reunion Yahoo Group

Other Family Place Links and Family Websites

Aberdeenshire Scotland GenWeb Project
Columbia County, Wisconsin GenWeb Project
Medina County, Ohio GenWeb Project
Dodge County, Minnesota GenWeb Project
Lake County, South Dakota GenWeb Project

Minutes of the 84th reunion

Come to the 85th reunion!

When: Sunday, July 12, 2009

The 2009 reunion will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday July 12th at the Columbus Fireman's Park Rest Haven building, 1049 Park Avenue, Columbus, WI.

The morning is set aside to permit family members of all ages to get acquainted. Coffee and Kringle will be served as usual. We will have the traditional pot luck dinner at noon. This will be followed by activities and the family meeting. We encourage all of you to come and enjoy the friendship and renew the family ties. Even if you haven't been for awhile (or ever), we'd be delighted to see you and your family. Family historical documents and memorabilia will be on display. If you have photos or anything to share with the Clan, bring them. Please bring your address books to update the mailing list! You will need to bring dishes, silverware, and beverages for your family, and a dish to pass (hot dish, salad or dessert, with emphasis on hot dishes) in sufficient quantity to enable us to leave complaining about how much we overate.


If you bring up and request the map for 1049 Park Ave. Columbus WI 53925, the park is shown. From the south, exit 115 Hwy 73 to Bus 151. From the north, exit 118 Hwy 60 to Bus 151, turn right.

Where to stay

For the families that want a place to sleep over near Columbus, here are several choices:

Columbus Carriage House Bed & Breakfast
300 South Dickason Blvd
Columbus, WI 53925
Phone: 920 623-4925

Super 8 Motel in Columbus 219 Industrial Drive
Phone: 920-623-8800

Super 8 Motel in Beaver Dam 711 Park Ave.
Phone: 920-887-8880

Super 8 Motel in Sun Prairie 1033 Emerald Terrace
Phone: 608-837-8889

Americinn Beaver Dam 325 Seippel Blvd.


The Wright family has roots in Old Rayne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The children of James and Elizabeth (Hay) Wright were christened in St. Nicholas Church near Old Rayne and the family births marriages, and deaths are recorded in the Old Parish registers. Wright family graves still exist in the Kirkyard. One of James and Elizabeth's children was Leslie Wright. Here is a small exerpt of how Leslie got his name:

Copied from the back of a postcard showing Leslie Castle c.1900 - brought to the Wright Family Reunion 2001 by Harry Wright - William Leslie, who owned this estate, was a friend of Leslie Wight (dad's father) & it was from him the name "Leslie" originally came. Leslie Wright was a tenant in the estate at one time. Dad and Mother brought home a piece of slate from the roof. It was here Dad met an old lady who remembered carrying him in her arms. She said she wouldn't have recognized him.

Leslie Wright married the lovely Mary Ann Lowe. They came to the United States and first settled in Ohio. In later years, they moved their clan to Columbia County, Wisconsin. This web site is the family reunion web site of Leslie and Mary Ann's descendants.

This paragraph, copied from the typewritten Leslie Wright obit, gives us more information about Leslie's life.

"Being an early settler, he was well known and highly respected for his sterling Scotch qualities and business integrity. He was a consistent member of the Presbyterian church in Scotland and Ohio, but when he came to Wisconsin, he united with the Methodist Episcopal church of which he was an active member until promoted to the church triumphant. A greal [sic] lover of God's word, much of which he had committed to memory, a good singer and a lover of good music, and a splendid conversationalist, his company was eagerly sought by all who knew him and his presence was always an inspiration and benediction and no words seem so fitting to the close of such a full rounded life as the words of St. Paul: 'I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course; I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness.'"

Family Photo, July 2002

Taken in Columbus Wisconsin by James Wright, Family Photographer
Click on the photo to enlarge.

This site is the official site of the Wright Family Reunion
Woody Wright, President

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