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Descendants of William Wright

Generation No. 2


      2. Robert2 Wright (William1) was born Abt. 1744 in Virginia, and died Bef. March 27, 1816 in Nelson County, Virginia. He married Margaret Abt. 1761 in Amherst County, Virginia. She died Unknown.

Notes for Robert Wright:




ROBERT 2 ( WILLAM 1 ) WRIGHT, was probably born in Amhearst County, Virginia between 1742/44, he died
in 1816 between Jan 1st. and before March 27th, He married Margaret [----------] ?: One source of information states that Robert Wright and Margaret----? was married about 1763, but they were probably married about 1760/61, because their first child a son James Wright was born 1762, if they had gotten married in 1763, James would have been born before their marriage, I am incline to think that they were married somewhere around 1761.

On March 7, 1763, Robert Wright was gifted 166 Acers of land from his mother and father
William and Esther Wright which was Granted to the said William Wright by Patent bearing the
Date the first Day of June one thousand Seven hundred and Fifty set forth in S. B. 1/35 for the
Sum of Five Shillings:

Two years later on June 5, 1765, Robert Wright patented 20 Acers of land adjacent to his
existing land in Amherst County, Viginia, by Patent Deed 36/761:

The 1782 Land Tax List of Amherst County, Virginia, listed Robert Wright with the following
property:

Quantity Price Pound
Land Holders Land p-Acre Amount Rate
Robert Wright 186 @ 9/(?) 1.___.16 1.9.9

On November 15, 1784, at Amherst County, Virginia, D. B. E/611 Robert Wright purchased
176 acres of land from William Wright, Jr:

The 1787 Land Tax List for Amherst County, Virginia, listed Robert Wright in Amherst Parish
with the following property:

Total Amount of
Rate of Amount Tax at 11/2
Quality Land of Value on Land
Land Holders Land p. Acre of Land Pounds

Robert Wright 186 24/9 230.3.6 3 9 0-1/4
" " " 176 14/ 123.4.0 1 16 11-1/2

On July 28, 1788, at Amherst County, Viginia, County Court, Virginia State Library Loose Papers
Box 183, a summons was issued to Robert Wright and James Wright in a lawsuit:
[ The Commonwealth of Virginia. To the Sheriff of Amherst County, greetings: You are hereby
Commanded that you Summon Robert Wright, William Fitzpatrick, James Wright and Joseph
Roberts to appear before the Justices of our County Court of Amherst at the Courthouse of the
said County on the first Monday in August Next to Testify and the truth to say on behalf of
Charles Statham Exor of William Furbush Decd. In a certain matter of Controversy Depending
and undetermined between the said Stathem Exor of W. Furbush Deed Pltf and Charles
Stewart Deft.

And this they shall in no wise omit under the Penalty 100 pounds Each. And have then there
this Writ. Witness William Loving Clerk of our said Court at the Courthouse aforesaid the 28th
Day of July 1788 In the thirteenth Year of our Commonwealth.

Wm Loving

July 31st 1788 Sent a Copy to Robert Wright, William Fitzpatrick and James Wright
August 1st 88 Executed on Joseph Roberds
Wm. H. Digges D. S. ]

On November 19, 1788, at Amherst County, Virginia, County Court, Virginia State Library Loose
Papers Box 183, and execution was issued against Robert Wright and John Wood for a judgment
debt due to Irving Galt & Company. [Note] This John Wood was Robert Wright's son-in-law:

On August 13, 1789, at Amherst County, Virginia, D. B. F/377 Robert Wright sold 176 acres
of land to Joseph Shelton:

The marriage consent and bond of Mary Wright and John Wood was dated on January 11th
1784, at Amherst County, Virginia:
[ January 11th
This is to Certify that I Robert Wright am willing you should issue Lisens for John Wood to
have my daughter Mary by her Consent Likewise

To the Clark Robt Wright
of Amherst
Test Wm Wright
Richard L Wood
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Know all Men by these presents that we John Wood & John Wright are held and firmly Bound
unto Patrick Henry Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia & to his Successors for the use of
the said Commonwealth in the Sum of Fifty pounds Virginia Currency to which payment well and
truly to be made We Bind ourselves and Each of us our heirs Exors and Armors Jointly and
Severally firmly by these presents Sealed with our Seals and Dated this Eleventh Day of January
One thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Four.

The Condition of the above Obligation is Such that whereas there is a marriage Shortly Intended
to Solemnized between the above Bound John Wood Batchelor and Mary Wright Spinister if there
be lawful Cause to Obstruct the said Marriage. Then the above Obligation to be Void otherwise to
Remain in full force and Virtue

Signed Sealed & Del'd John Wright
In presence of
William Loving Junr. ]

The marriage consent and bond of Esther Wright and John Merry Griffin were dated on
November 14, 1792, at Amherst County, Virginia:

[ Sir

Please to issue Licence to marry me John M. Griffin to Esther Wright.

Test John Merry Griffin
Saml. Spencer 14th Nov. 1792
James Stevens
The Clerk of Amherst
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Sir

I am willing that my Daughter Esther should marry John Merry Griffin and that you issue Licence
accordingly

Test Robert Wright Sen.
Saml. Spencer 14th Nov. 1792
James Stevens
The Clerk of Amherst
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Know all Men by these presents that we Jonn Merry Griffin & Saml. Spencer are held and firmly
bound into Henry Lee Esqr. Govenor of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Sum of Fifty pounds
Current money which payment well and truly to be made to the said Lee Esqr. Govenor as aforesaid
or to his Successors for the use of the said Commonwealth we bind Ourselves Jointly and
Severally our Joint and Several Heirs firmly by these presents Seal with Our Seals this 14th Day
of November 1792

The condition of this obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage Shortly Intended to be
Solemnized between the above bound John Merry Griffin Widdower & Esther Wright Spinster each
of Amhearst County If therefore there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said Marriage then the above
Obligation to be void or else to remain in full force & Virtue

Test John M. Griffin
Owen Hoskins Saml. Spencer ]

John Merry Griffin also acted as surety on the marriage bond of Jenny Wright and John Scott
Montgomery on December 29, 1794

The marriage consent and bond of Jenney Wright and Jonn Scott Montgomery were dated on
December 20, 1794, and December 29, 1794, respectively, at Amherst County, Virginia:

[ December 20th 1794

This is to sirtify that I Robbart Wright is pirfectly willing that John Scot Montgomery have Lisants
to enter marredg with my Darter Jenny Wright

To Mr Wm. Crawford Robbart Wright
Clerk
Test
Jon M. Griffin &
proven by
Ester Griffin

Know all men by these presents that John Scott Montgomery & John Merry Griffin are held &
firmly bond unto Robert Brooks Esqr. Govenor of the Commonwealth of Virginia & to his
Successors in Office in the penal sum of One Hundred & fifty Dollars to the true payment of which
we bind Ourselves Our heirs &c firmly by these presents As Witness Our hands & Seals this 29th
day of Decr. 94

The condition of the above Obligation is such that whereas there is a marrage shortly intended
to be had & Solemnized between the above bound John S. Montgomery Bachelor & Jenney
Wright Spinster each of Amherst County & parrish of Ahmerst if therefore there shall be on cause
of impediment to the said Marrage then the above Obligation to be Void else to remain in full
force & Virtue

Test John Scot Montgomery
To Callaway John M. Griffin ]

The marriage consent and bond of John Wright and Nancy Melton were dated on May 22, 1798,
at Amherst County, Verginia:

[ Amherst Sc

This day Bartlett Eads came before me and made Oath that he veryly believes Jonn Wright son of Robert Wright is twenty one Years of Age. Witness my hand this 22 of May 1798

Will Loving

Know all men by these Presents that We John Wright & Bartlett Eads are held and firmly bound
unto James Wood Esqr. Governor or Chief Magistrate of this Commonwealth in the sum of one
hundred & fifty pounds to be paid to the said Governor and his Successors to which payment
well & truly to be made we bind ourselves jointly & severally firmly by these presents Sealed
with our Seals and dated this 22nd Day of May 1798

The Condition of the above Obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage intended Shortly
to be had and Solemnized between Nancy Melton (Spinster ) and John Wright
Now if there be no lawful Cause to obstruct the said Marriage then the above Obligation to be
void otherwise to remain in full force Rower & Virtue

Sealed & Delivered ) John Wright
in presence of ) Bartlett Eads )
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The marriage consent and bond of Ann Wright and James Montgomery were dated on April 15, 1805 and April 17, 1805 respectively, at Amherst County, Virginia:

I Do Hear by give my consent and aprobation James Montgomery to Have my daughter Ann at the age of 25 to be his lawfull Weded Wife ths given from under my Hand Seal this 15th day of April 1805
Inter Lined before signed
Test Robert Wright
Wm M Caleb
Jno S. Montgomery X

It is noteded here that the marriage records states that Ann Wright was 25 years old, therefore she was born in 1780.
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Know all men by these presents that we James Montgomery & Jno S Montgomery are held and firmly bound unto John Page esq. the Governor or chief Magistrate of the Commonwealth of Virginia and to his successors in Office for the use of the Commonwealth in the sum of one hindred and fifty dollars to which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves jointly & Severally firmly by these presents Sealed with our seals and dated this 17th day of April 1805, The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage intended shortly to be had and solemnized between the above bound James Montgomery and Ann Wright. Now if there should be no legal cause to obstruct the said marriage then the above obligation to be void or else to remain in full force & Virtue.

Teste James Montgomery
S. Garland Jno S Montgomery

The Register of Marriages for Nelson County, Virginia, stated that the marriage bond of Hannah Wright and George Woody was dated on February 26, 1811, at Nelson County, Virginia, with William McCaleb as surety.


On August 13, 1789, at Amherst County , Virginia, D. B. F/377 Robert
Wright sold 176 acres of land to Joseph Shelton:

Memorandum

That on the Day and Year first within mentioned Peaceable and Quite Possession and Seizer of the within Granted Land and Premises was had taken by the Robert Wright and by him delivered to the within named Joseph Shelton.
According to the form and Effect of the within Deed.

Test Robert Wright
Joseph Roberts
James Jopling

At a Court held for Amherst County the Seventh Day of September 1789 Robert Wright Acknowledged this Deed Indented and the Memorandum and Reciept thereon Indorsed to be his Act and Deed, and Ordered to be Recorded.

Test.
Wm Loving Clk"

The 1790 Land Tax List for Amherst County, Virginia, listed Robert Wright in the First Battalion Hudson Martin list with the following property:

Number Average Whole Taxes
Land Holder Acres Price Amount @ 5/

Robert Wright 186 24/9 230.3.6 11.6

This record reflects the sale of the 176 Acres of land of Robert Wrights on Amherst County Deed F/377.

In May 1790 at Amherst County, Virginia, Chancery Court, Virginia State Library Loose Papers Box 183, Mathew Harris, Jr., filed a suit against Robert Wright for a clear title to certain land:

On April 3, 1798, at Amherst Count, Virginia, County Court, Virginia State Library Loose Papers Box 182, Robert Wright executed a promissory note for
9 pounds, 1shelling, and 1penny payable to Nathan Crawford:

( On Or before the 12th day of December next We of John L. Montgomery & Robert Wright of the County of --------------promise to pay to Nathan Crawford and John Senck Executors of the Est of Ann Crawford Decd the Sum of nine pounds One Shelling & 1 penny Virginia Currency for Value rec With interest from the date if not punctually paid for the true payment We bind Ourselves Our hairs Executors &c in the penal sum of Eighteen pounds two Shillings & two pence like money of Virginia in Witness Our hands and seals this 12th Day of December 1803
Witness Jon Montgomery
D W Crawford Robert Wright
Wm B Jacoby
D W Crawford)

On October 29, 1803, at Amherst County, Virginia, D. B. K/28 Robert Wright and Margaret Wright sold 15 Acres of land to John Melton:

" Know all men by these Presents, that we Robert Wright & Margaret his Wife of the County of Amherst, for & in Consideration of the Sum of Ninety one pound two Shillings & six pence, lawful Money of Virginia, to us in hand paid by John Melton, the Receipt whereof, we do hereby acknowledge, do hereby give grant bargain Sell & Convey unto the said John Melton, his Heirs & assigns for ever one lot of parcel of Land containing fifteen Acres, & thirty poles, lying & being in the County of Amherst & bounded as followeth to wit: Beginning at a Corner Chesnut on my line & with my line Ninety poles, to a Locust thence a new line Sixty eight poles to my line, & with my line Seventy two poles to the Beginning, To have & to hold the said granted & bargained premises with the priviliges & appurtenances thereof, to him the said John Milton his Heirs & assigns forever to his & their own proper use & behoo for ever. In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals this twenty ninth day of October , One Thousand eight hundred & three.

Sealed & delivered Robert Wright
in presents of Margaret Wright
John Owens
James Gentry
James Wright
Levy Owens

This Deed together with the Receipt hereon endorsed were proven by the Oaths of John Owens, & James Wright, two of the Subscribing Witnesses thereto, & ordered to lie for further proof. And at a Court held for the said County the 16th day of January 1804, This Deed together with the Receipt hereon endorsed, were further proven by the Oaths of James Gentry another Subscribing Witness thereto, & Margaret Wright personally came into Court & acknowledged the same as a party thereto ( She having been first privily examined as the law directs & ordered to be Recorded.
Teste"
On July 4, 1806, at Amherst County, Virginia, County Court, Virginia State Library Loose Papers Box 183, John Wright on behalf of Robert Wright noticed the deposition of Matthew Harris to be taken in connection with the case filed in 1790:

" Capt Matthew Harris

Take Notice that on the nineteenth day of July at W James Gregory Tavern in Newmarket I shall proceed to Take the affidavits of James Murphy and others to be read as Evidence in the suit Now depending in the County Cort of Amherst whereon Robert Wright Assee Brown Brydie & County are pltfs and you are Deft at which place you may attend if you think proper

July 4th 1806 John Wright for
Amherst County Robt Wright
Sworn before me
Jos Loving"

The 1810 Census for Nelson County, Virginia listed Robert Wright with seven (7) Slaves:

The 1814 Land Tax List for Nelson County, Virginia, listed the Distance & Bearing from the Courthouse of Robert Wright's land as being One (1) Mile North On Waters & Rock fish Creek Adj. Jno Melton


On March 27, 1816, at Nelson County, Virginia, W. B. A/458 John Wright, Jacob Yost, Robert J. Kincaid, Lunsford Loving, and James Garland filed their bond for the administration of the estate of Robert Wright, indicating the death of Robert Wright before that date.


On May 27, 1817, the inventory and appraisement of Robert Wright's estate was filed in Nelson County, Virginia, W. B. A/505

"An Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Robert Wright, Dec'd

To Crop Tobacco 900.- - To Amount forwarded $4465.50
To 13 Head Hogs 50.- - To 4 Head Sheep 8.- -
To 1 Bay Horse 50.- - " 1 Red Cow & Calf 18.- -
" 1 Bay Mare 50.- - " 1 Pied Cow 12.- -
" 1 Bay Colt 20.- - " 1 Red & White Heifer 7.- -
" 1 Wheat Fan 20.- - " 1 Bed & Furniture 20.- -
" 1 Old Wagon & Gear 45.- - " 3 Old Bands & Bushel
" 1 Old Pheaton 18.- - hemp seed 5.- -
" 1 Stack Oats 25.- - " 1 Bed & Furniture 30'- -
" 12 Blade Stacks 40.- - " 1 '' '' '' 25.- -
" 2 Stacks of Tops 22.50 " 2 Walnut Chests 10.- -
About 100 Barrels of Corn 400.- - " 1 Safe 4. - -
'' 1 Negro Fellow Will 250.- - '' 1 Cupboard & 1 Bible 4.- -
'' 1 '' '' Dick 500.- - '' 1 Writing Desk 6.- -
'' 1 '' Boy Miller 500.- - '' 6 Chairs 2.50
'' 1 Woman named Rachel 250.- - '' Parcel of Earthen Ware 3.- -
'' 1 '' '' Patt 500.- - '' Old Gun 6.- -
'' 1 '' '' Grace '' Half of CrossGut 3.- -
and Child 550.- - '' Old Hand Saw . 50
'' 1 '' Girl named Maria 250.- - '' Parcel of Kitchen Furniture 12.- -
'' 1 Parcel of Tools 35.- - '' Parcel of Old Bands 1.- -
'' 5 Reaping Hooks & 3 '' Old Whirl & Buckle 1.- -
Sythes & Cradles 10.- - '' Set of Black Smiths Tools 55.- -
'' Parcel of Hemp 10.- -
----------------- -------------------
$4465.50 $4708.50

To amount forwarded $4708.50
To 1 Shoat 1.25
To 1 Pair Steelyards 2.- -
To Cow & Sheep Skins 1.50
To Hemp Break & Cart Body 1.50
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$4714.75

We the undersigned being appointed by an order of the worshipfull Court of Nelson, to appraise the Estate of Robert Wright Dec'd. being first duly sworn according to Law, proceeded on the 23rd day of November 1816 to appraise the said Estate and do Certify that the above, with prices annexed is a correct estimate of all the personal Estate exhibited to us by the administrator of the Estate of said decedent and that the prices annexed to each article of property in said list mentioned is the appraisment and value assesed by us, amounting to $4714 & 75 cents. Given under our hands and seals this 27th day of May 1817.

Henry Dawson
Tho. E. Fortune
Jams. H. Burton
I do hereby Certify that the within appraisers were duly sworn before me a Justice of the Peace. Given under my hand this the 23rd day of Nov. 1816.
Lee W. Harris
At a Court held for Nelson County the 26th day of May 1817
This Inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Robert Wright Deceased was returned into Court and ordered to be recorded'
Teste
Spotswood Garland Clk."

On March 13, 1818, at Amherst County, Virginia, County Court, Virginia State Library Loose Papers Box 182, an execution was issued against William Dold for debt of $50 due on a judgment in favor of John Wright and Jacob Yost, as administrators of Robert Wright"

" The commonwealth of Virginia to the sheriff of Amherst County, Greetings, you are here by commanded to take William Dold if he be found within your bailiwick and him safely keep so to that you have his body before the Justices of Our County Court of Amherst at the Court Houst on the 3rd Monday in May next to satisfy John Wright and Jacob Yost admrs of Robert Wright deceased the sum of Fifty Dollars with legal Interest thereon from the 27th Novr. 1816 till paid also $448 cents which they hath recovered against him as well for debt as for their costs by them about their motion in that behalf expended whereof the said William Dold is convicted as appears to us of record and that you have then there this writ witness John Cannon clerk of our said court at the court House this 13th day of March 1818 and in the 42nd year of the Commonwealth

Jon Cannon"

[ There was a similar execution issued again on June 19th, 1820 ]

On November----, 1818, at Nelson County, Virginia, W. B. B/52 an accounting of the estate of Robert Wright was filed listing $3,004,10 remaining in the estate of division among the heirs.














     
Children of Robert Wright and Margaret are:
+ 8 i.   James3 Wright, born 1762 in Virginia; died February 01, 1838 in Yazoo County, Satartia, Mississippi.
  9 ii.   Elizabeth Wright, born Abt. 1765 in Amherst County, VA; died Unknown.
  10 iii.   Mary Wright, born Bef. 1769 in Amherst County, VA; died Unknown. She married John Wood January 11, 1784 in Amherst County, VA; died Unknown.
  11 iv.   Esther Wright, born Abt. 1775 in Amherst County, VA; died Unknown. She married John Merry Griffin November 14, 1792 in Amherst County, VA; died Unknown.
  12 v.   John Wright, born Bef. May 23, 1777 in Amherst County, VA; died Unknown. He married Mary Mellon May 22, 1798 in Amherst County, VA; died Unknown.
  13 vi.   Jenny Wright, born Bef. 1779 in Amherst County, VA; died Unknown. She married John Scott Montgomery December 29, 1794 in Amherst County, VA; died Unknown.
  14 vii.   Ann Wright, born 1780 in Amherst County, VA; died Unknown. She married James Montgomery in Amherst County, VA; died Unknown.
  15 viii.   Hanna Wright, born Abt. 1784; died Unknown.


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