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My Branch of the Wright Family Tree

Updated April 15, 2005

Michael J. Wright

St. Louis, Missouri

United States

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My current family research is focused on my Wright line. This family line supposedly originated from Howden, East Riding, Yorkshire, England. Though I have not seen enough evidence yet to convince me of this beyond doubt. I do have enough evidence to trace my Wright line back to west New Jersey starting with Richard Wright (1804-1853) who married Elizabeth Gough (1808-1867), she was born in England. They left New Jersey in the early 1830's moving west, stopping in Ohio and then Iowa for awhile before settling in Clark Co., Missouri. Richard had a son named William Edward (1837-1885) who had a son named Edward Elsworth (1867-1920), both of whom lived in Clark Co., Missouri. Edward's son, Wynford Wayne Wright (1907-1980), my grandfather, eventually left Clark Co., Missouri and moved to Quincy, Illinois where my father was born, Robert Gene Wright (1938-1998).

I am currently working on finding evidence to connect Richard Wright (1804-1853) to who I think was his father, Thomas Wright (1770-1839) of Long-a-Coming (Berlin), New Jersey.

Other surnames in my family tree are Adams, Bell, Cameron, Carrico, Hidy, Inskeep, the Key family (of Monroe Co., Missouri), Luckett, McClain, and Paschal.

I still have lots of detailed information that I have not entered into my Family Treemaker database. I will be updating this site periodically. Thanks for stopping by!

Family Photos

  • Wright Family Farm, Clark Co., Missouri, abt. 1913 (45 KB)
    L to R: Edward, Clyde, Jessie, Mae and Wayne
  • Bell Family Home, Gravity? IA - Oct. 3, 1909 (42 KB)
    Juanita Wright wrote on back of Photo - L to R: Bell Family - Uncle (Merle?), Wife, Aunt (Lila?), Franklin, Grandma Bell, [Lola - Mom], Grandpa. Lola Bell wrote: Remember the 3rd of Oct. 1909
  • John and Mary Hidy - Late 1800's (35 KB)
    Back of Photo says: (H or A. Grau--?) Photographic Art Studio, Osceola, Iowa - Can't read photographers name completely.
  • Roxanna B. Key - Late 1800's (18 KB)
    Photo was taken in Monroe City, Monroe County, Missouri not too far from her family's farm near Indian Creek, Missouri.
  • Thomas Wright (1770 - 1839) Headstone (233 KB)
    These headstones are in Berlin (Long-A-Coming)Cemetery, Camden Co., NJ. The stone on the left belongs to Rebecca (Inskeep)Wright, Thomas's wife. I am finding evidence that this Thomas is the father of my ancestor Richard Wright (1804-1853).
  • Plat Map of Wright Family Farm - 1930 (413 KB)
    This plat map is part of Clark Co., Missouri. The Wright farm is colored in bright green. The farm property is labeled as E. E. Wright (Edward Elsworth Wright). He died in 1920 but the family continued to live there.

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