Her only name actually known was "Ann". Some people think that her name may have been Nancy "Ann or Nan" as Nancy is often shortened to that. Also some have added Jane, as a middle names but, I doubt that is so, as the use of middle name were not common at that time. William Wright's memorial said her maiden name was "Evens" and Prof. W. Wayne Smith, Moscow, Idaho said her maiden name was "Morgan".
* The inscription on William Wright’s stone reads "Son of R & N Wright" and "A soldier of '76".
Richard Wright, Sr., was born 1730 and died in 1785. We know his will was probated Feb. 8, 1785.
Married Ann (or Nancy "Nan" or Jane) in Rowan County, N.C. in 1748 (according to D.A.R. records)
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 they separated. Two went into New England, one went into New York, and Richard with one brother came into Virginia, then to Randolph Co., N.C. Later Richard moved to Rowan Co., N.C., where he spent the remainder of his life."
Richard Wright, Sr. was a large land-owner and accumulated well for one in his day. Richard Sr. was a revolutionary soldier, a private in the N.C. Militia from Rowan Co. It is said that his five oldest sons also fought in the Revolution.
We know that Richard Wright, Sr., and his sons Benjamin, Richard, Jr. and William, have been used many times for D.A.R. membership. We have no information about Peter or John.
Children of "Ann" & Richard Wright
2-1_____Benjamin Wright, Sr, b. 1752 in Frederick County, Maryland, d. Oct. 4, 1837 South of Trader's Point, near Indianapolis, Marion County, IN, m. 1st, Barbara Morgan; 2nd, Patsey
2-2_____Peter Wright, b. Jan. 1754 in Halifax County, VA, d. Oct. 182l in Harrison County, IN.
2-3_____Richard Wright, Jr, b. June 4, 1757 In southwestern part of VA, d. June 1833 in Davidson County, NC, m. 1st, Nancy (or Mary) Morgan; 2nd, Cary (or Cara, or Caroline) Kittrell.
2-4_____John Wright, b. 1759 in Southwestern VA, d. unknown, Revolutionary Soldier. No other information known.
2-5_____William Wright, b. Mar. 25, 1761 possibly in NC, d. May - Sept. 1840 in Jackson County, IN, m. Martha Morgan.
2-6_____Evans C Wright, b. Jan. 1762, Prob. in Southwestern, VA, d. Feb. 10, 1846, in Mason, Missouri, m. Rebecca.
2-7_____Amos Wright, b. Mar 2 1764. in Orange County, NC, d. Oct, 14, 1846, in Washington County, IN, m. 1st, Elizabeth Low; 2nd, Margaret Davis.
2-8_____Philbert Wright, b. Mar. 29, 1768 in Rowan County, NC, d. July 31, 1855, in Washington County, IN, m. 1st, Mary (Molly) Scars: 2nd, Mrs. Elizabeth Devin Beck.
I ( Shirley Gragg )am not sure how the information came about many years ago [from researchers that weren’t related] that Richard, Sr. and Ann [her surname is still unknown] had any daughters. Based on Richard’s will, they did have the 8 sons – all of which are named appropriately on your site and in order of their birth.
Several things to be considered –
• If Richard and Ann had a daughter [I’ve seen as many as 4 daughters listed for them– one of which Sarah, was actually their granddaughter. However, she was the daughter of Richard Wright, Jr. and 1st wife, Nancy Morgan]. Any daughter would certainly have been named in Richard, Sr.'s will. He would have named daughters even if they had married and were provided for otherwise. They are a very family-oriented clan.
• Richard and Ann were never in South Carolina.
Brith places & dates and death places & dates are from: Shirley Gragg
Richard Wright (1726 - 1785)*
Benjamin Wright (1752 - 1837)*
Peter Wright (1754 - 1821)*
Richard Wright (1757 - 1833)*
John Wright (1759 - ____)*
William Wright (1761 - 1840)*
Evans C Wright (1762 - 1846)*
Amos Wright (1762 - 1846)*
Philbert Wright (1768 - 1855)*
Curde stone bearing on inscription.
Note: The burial, was by a river in Randolph or Davidson County, N.C., that Richard Wright called Deep River
Richard Wright Family Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Hoosier
Record added: Mar 12, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106608670