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*Richard Wright was born 1730 in Surry County, North Carolina, and died 1784 in Davidson/Randolph County line, North Carolina. He married *Elizabeth "Jane" Ann Morgan on 1748.

 Includes NotesNotes for *Richard Wright:
Event: Military Service Revolutionary War; NC Militia
"# ID: I10005
# Name: Richard Wright , Sr. 1
# Sex: M
# Birth: 1730 in Surry County, North Carolina
# Death: 3 SEP 1784 in Rowan, North Carolina 2
# Burial: Old cemetery 2 miles from Silver Valley crossroads (on Hwy
and about 10 miles east of Lexington, North Carolina 1
# Military Service: American Revolution - Rowan Co., North Carolina
Militia - North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts, Vol. VI, page 23,
folio 2 1
# Occupation: Primitive Baptist Preacher 1 # Probate: 8 FEB 1785
will by son Philburd 1 # Event: Research Verify that he really is the
of Daniel & Ellen

# Note: The parents of Richard Wright are only speculation. There are
various renditions of who might possibly be parents of Richard. [Lola
Abarr- Harris]

Source: Rowan County, North Carolina History

"Richard Wright, Sr. born 1730 in Prince William Co., VA, married Ann
lived near Norfolk in 1765. Richard and his cousin John Wright, left
Anglican Church; John Wright was a staunch Baptist and Richard Wright
became a Methodist.

Richard Wright is buried near the Uharie River in Randolph County, NC.
will (Rowan County, NC Will Book C207, made while weak in body on 3 Sep
1784 gave his wife 200 acres on Deep River where he formerly lived, his
son, Benjamin, 200 acres on Deep River in Randolph County where used to
live, his son Peter 260 acres in same locality, his son William 260 in
Randolph County, his son Amos 100 acres where he lives, and sons
John and Philburd. Wit: William Wright, Evans Wright, Richard Wight and
James Morgan...."

Richard Wright, Sr., by Grant Wright: "Tradition has it that Richard
Wright, Sr. was born in England, emigrated to Wales, came back into
England, and he, with four brothers, emigrated to America probably
sometime about 1746. They came to the Eastern coast of Maryland. Here
separated. Two went into New England, one went into New York, and
with one brother came into Virginia, the to Randolph Co., NC. Later
Richard moved to Rowan Co., NC, where he spent the remainder of his

"According to D.A.R. records, Richard Wright, Sr., was born 1730 and
in 1785. We knew his will was probated in Feb. 8, 1785. Mr. Grant
says, 'He is supposed to have been buried in a cemetery on the Waters
the Uharie in Davidson Co. near the Randolph Co. line. There has not
a burial in that cemetery for more than 100 years. the graves are
with crude stones bearing no inscriptions.. It seems that Richard
Sr. was a large land-owner and accumulated well for one in his day.
Richard Sr. was a revolutionary soldier, a private in the NC Militia
Rowan Co. It is said that his five oldest sons also fought in the

"We know that Richard Wright, Sr., and his sons Benjamin, Richard, Jr.
William have been used many times for D.A.R. membership. We have no
information about Peter or John. ...

"Grant Wright says he had the names and dates of Richard Wright, Sr.'s
children from Elder Ezekiel Wright of Putnam Co., Indiana, who sent
to his father many years ago. Miss Mary Lee Woodrum, of Putnam Co., IN,
says her father also had the same names and dates."

Marriage 1 Jane Elizabeth Ann Morgan b: ABT 1732 in Rowan, North

* Married: 1748 in Rowan, North Carolina 2


1. Has Children Benjamin Wright , Sr. b: 1752 in Rowan, North
2. Has Children Peter Wright b: 1754 in Rowan, North Carolina 3. Has
Children Richard Wright , Jr. b: 4 JUL 1757 in Rowan, North
4. Has No Children John Wright b: 5 DEC 1759 in Rowan Co., North
5. Has Children William R. Wright b: 24 MAR 1761 in Guilford, North
6. Has Children Evan C. Wright b: JAN 1762 in Rowan, North Carolina
Has Children Amos Wright , Sr. b: 2 MAR 1764 in Rowan, North
8. Has Children Philburt T. Wright b: 29 MAR 1768 in Rowan, North

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More About *Richard Wright and *Elizabeth "Jane" Ann Morgan:
Marriage: 1748

Children of *Richard Wright and *Elizabeth "Jane" Ann Morgan are:
  1. Benjamin Wright, b. 1752, d. date unknown.
  2. Peter Wright, b. 1754, d. date unknown.
  3. +*Richard Wright, b. July 4, 1757, Rowan County, North Carolina, d. May 12, 1833, Davidson County, North Carolina.
  4. John Wright, b. December 5, 1759, d. date unknown.
  5. William R. Wright, b. March 25, 1761, d. date unknown.
  6. Evan C. Wright, b. January 1762, d. date unknown.
  7. Amos Wright, b. March 2, 1764, d. date unknown.
  8. Philbert Wright, b. March 29, 1768, d. date unknown.
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