|Birth: ||Jan. 13, 1802|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 10, 1865|
It is strongly believed that Philbert was the son of Reverend Richard Wright and Elizabeth Hughes. Only convincing evidence that they are not his parents would be a will from Richard [none exists] - or DNA from an all-male lineage of this Philbert, establishing data otherwise, or a Family Bible.
Based on "Cemeteries of Western Greene County, Indiana, Vol II, received 10/27/2014, from Sullivan County Public Library. Philbert MUST have had [or still has] a headstone, as the info reads "died 10 Nov 1865, 63y 9m 28d" is so specific. IF the stone-cutter's information is accurate, it establishes Philbert's birth date on January 13, 1802 which would have been in North Carolina. Place of birth established in several later censuses.
Philbert and Mary Sears - they are NOT his parents - as attested to by Philbert 1768's will - which specifically names all 12 of their children. Research shows that Philbert 1768 and the Philbert 1802 are never found to have lived in the same county.
After moving from NC in early 1800's, Philbert Wright & Mary Sears Wright and their family lived their lives in Washington County, Indiana.
Rev. Richard Wright and Nancy Hughes Wright moved to Greene County, IN before 1812 - he is a member of the military - lived their lives in Wright Township, Greene County, Indiana - where Philbert 1802 also lived his entire life. Both Philbert 1802 and Rev. Richard Wright are buried in the Frey/Fry [aka Sheets Cemetery] Family Cemetery, along with other children of Richard and Elizabeth's.
Richard Wright (1783 - 1843)
Elizabeth Hughes Wright (1783 - 1833)
Nancy Frey Wright (1806 - 1881)*
Joseph A Wright (1823 - 1905)*
Nancy Wright Love (1834 - 1906)*
Francis Marion Wright (1836 - 1916)*
Sarah J. Morgan (1838 - 1919)*
Elijah C. Wright (1840 - 1882)*
Margaret McBride (1845 - 1918)*
Philbert Wright (1802 - 1865)
Celia Wright Wilkes (1818 - 1870)*
James Wright (1825 - 1906)*
Note: Source: Frye Cemetery [aka Sheets Cemetery] record rec'd from Sullivan Co. Publid Library 10/27/14; copied 1984 by LE Kraus
Maintained by: Shirley Gragg
Originally Created by: Susan (Haldeman) Fowler
Record added: Aug 06, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15171237