Saturday, March 8, 2008

Query: Wright of Hancock, Henry and Wayne counties

I am trying to find information on my 4th great-grandparents, Rev. Reuben & Anna (Gilbert) Wright who married in 1798 in Sussex County, Virginia. They went to Greene County, Ohio and then on to Henry County, Indiana in the early days of that county. Reuben was a farmer and a Methodist-Episcopal minister. At one time, he co-pastored an M.E. church in Knightstown, Henry County, Indiana. Reuben and Anna Wright are in the 1850 census in Wayne County, Indiana but I can't find where they are buried, when they died or anything else about them.

Reuben and Anna Wright had a daughter, Margaret Wright, who married a Thomas B. Miller in Hancock County, Indiana--my direct ancestor was their son, James Gilbert Wright, who married Lucinda McComas in Rush County, Indiana in 1830. James and Lucinda Wright moved to Jasper County, Illinois by about 1840 where James was also a M.E. minister. James Wright had a brother, David G. Wright, who married Sarah Neibarger and also lived in Hancock County, Indiana.

Any help would be appreciated. This Wright line was originally from Lunenburg and Brunswick County, Virginia.

Diane Ethridge
335 S. Rivershire Dr.
Conroe, TX 77304-2703

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