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John Wright
Birth: Oct. 27, 1786
Bedford County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 21, 1822
Highland County
Ohio, USA

John Wright was the son of Joseph & Elizabeth (maiden name unknown) Wright. He was a teacher who preached. His burial record is in the records of Clear Creek Monthly Meeting (Quakers) recorded in Hinshaw. The cemetery at Clear Creek MM was later known as High Top Cemetery. No tombstone found.


See the Find A Grave bio for Joseph Wright (1812-1907), who died in Clinton Co, OH, for "Joseph Wright's Recollections as taken down by his daughter, Ellen C. Wright, New Vienna, [Ohio,] 11, 29, 1891."


CAUTION: Elsie Johnson Ayres' book, Highland Pioneer Sketches & Families Genealogies, includes confusing paragraphs about this family on pp. 316-317. John Wright (1786-1822) is the one Mrs. Ayres meant on p. 316 where she wrote, "John Wright was the father of a large family that included a son Joseph." At the bottom of that page she mentions "Jesse, brother of Edgar Wright, married Jemima Haworth...." Jesse and Edgar are from a DIFFERENT Wright family [unrelated, so far as is known, to John Wright (1786-1822]. Then, on p. 317, Mrs. Ayres writes, "John Wright, father of a large family [exactly what she has already said on p. 316], was a teacher as well as a Quaker minister." Again, that is about John Wright (1786-1822). And then she writes, "He taught for many years in Highland Co. before helping to establish Wilmington College. He was not only one of its founders, but served on the Board of Managers for some twenty years." This, unfortunately, is FALSE. John Wright (1786-1822) came to Highland Co in 1816 and died in 1822, so it would have been impossible for him to have taught for "many years in Highland Co." Mrs. Ayres has confused John Wright (1786-1822) with his son Joseph Wright (1812-1907), who was the one who played a role in the founding of Wilmington College and was associated with it thereafter.


See Brown, Douglas Summers, A History of Lynchburg's Pioneer Quakers and Their Meeting House [Lynchburg: J.P. Bell Co., Inc., 1936 (1st edition); copyright 1997, The Session of Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church], p. 88, where the list of "Birth Certificates from South River Records" includes, "Joseph and Elizabeth Wright [as the parents]: Thomas, Nancy, Mary, John, Elizabeth, Benjamin, 1779-1791."
Family links: 
  Joseph Wright (1757 - 1831)
  Hannah Gilbert Coffin (1791 - 1871)
  Ann Wright (1810 - 1871)*
  Joseph Wright (1812 - 1907)*
  David Wright (1815 - 1883)*
  Jonathan Wright (1817 - 1900)*
  Rebecca Wright (1820 - 1840)*
  Thomas Wright (1779 - 1839)*
  Joseph Wright (1781 - 1860)*
  John Wright (1786 - 1822)
  Charity Jane Wright Mankin (1796 - 1870)*
  Judith Wright Whinery (1798 - 1858)*
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Hightop Cemetery
Highland County
Ohio, USA
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Record added: Jan 31, 2012
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