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View Tree for Robert S. WrightRobert S. Wright (b. March 07, 1762, d. May 24, 1847)

Robert S. Wright (son of Augustine Wright and Alice Ball) was born March 07, 1762 in Amherst Co., Virginia, and died May 24, 1847 in Madison Co., Alabama. He married Keziah Bibb on November 22, 1784, daughter of William Bibb and Sarah Bluebucket.

 Includes NotesNotes for Robert S. Wright:
Obituary Of Robert Wright (The Huntsville Democrat)- March 1847

"Another Revolutionary Patriot gone. Departed this life on the 24th instant, Robert Wright, Sr., a Patriot of the Revolution, aged 85 years 17 days. He was a native of Amherst Co., VA, was at the seige of York, and assisted in the capture of Cornwallis.

He emigrated to Madison Co. AL in 1808, where he continued until the day of his death, greatly esteemed and beloved by a large circle of friends and acquaintances."


Robert Wright entered the Virginia State Militia and was subsequently inducted into the Patriot Army of the War of 1776 -- the American Revolution.

In the year 1813, Robert Wright entered or purchased 160 acres of land near Flint River, upon which he lived until his death.

Following his death, this obituary was published in the Huntsville Democrat and largely copied by various newspapers. Extracts from various newspapers in Alabama Records, Volume 35, in Washington, D.C., shows the death notice: "Departed this life on the 24th instant March (1847) Robert Wright, Senior, a patriot of the Revolution, aged 85 years and seventeen days, native of Amhurst County, Virginia. Was at the siege of York, and assisted in the capture of Cornwallis, emigrated to Madison County, Alabama in 1808 where he continued to reside until the day of his death, greatly esteemed and believed by a large circle of friends and acquaintances."



More About Robert S. Wright and Keziah Bibb:
Marriage: November 22, 1784

Children of Robert S. Wright and Keziah Bibb are:
  1. +Sarah Wright, b. Abt. 1797, Tennessee, d. Bef. 1840, Ryan's Creek, Cullman Co., Alabama.
  2. +Elizabeth Wright, b. 1785, d. date unknown.
  3. Susannah Wright, b. 1788, Amherst Co., Virginia, d. Bef. 1854, Madison Co., Alabama.
  4. +Mary Wright, b. 1790, Amherst Co., Virginia, d. date unknown, Tishomingo Co., Mississippi.
  5. John Wright, b. February 03, 1791, Amherst Co., Virginia, d. October 23, 1872, Ownes Crossroads, Madison Co., Alabama.
  6. Robert Wright, b. 1793, Amherst Co., Virginia, d. date unknown.
  7. +William Wright, b. 1795, d. 1829, Senatobia, Tate Co., Mississippi.
  8. Augustine Wright, b. 1799, Jefferson Co., Tennessee, d. date unknown, Tishomingo Co., Mississippi.
  9. Thomas L. Wright, b. 1800, Tennessee, d. Bef. 1854.
  10. +James Wright, b. 1802, Jefferson Co., Tennessee, d. 1875, Madison Co., Alabama.
  11. +Jane Wright, b. January 15, 1805, d. date unknown.
  12. Eunice Wright, d. date unknown.
  13. Elsy Wright, d. date unknown.
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