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Richard Wright, Jr
Birth: Jun. 4, 1757
Halifax County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun., 1833
Davidson County
North Carolina, USA

Richard Wright Jr., son of Richard Wright Sr. and wife Ann, was born in what is now considered to be Halifax County, Virginia on 4 Jun 1757. [Information is based on fact that his parents were in southwestern Virginia during that time and substantiated by a land deed found for Richard, Sr.]

Richard Wright, Jr. died in Davison Co., N. C. in 1833. He is buried in an old cemetery where we believe his father also lies (about two miles from the Silver Valley Crossroads-on U.S. highway 64-and about ten miles east of Lexington, N. C. This cemetery was at one time on the Wright family farm.

NOTE: the headstones to the right are a misrepresentation of facts. THERE ARE NO HEADSTONES EVIDENT HERE IN THE CEMETERY FOR ANY WRIGHT FAMILY MEMBER. The area where the cemetery is supposed to be is now on private land and is part of a cow pasture

Richard Wright Jr. was a private in Rowan Co., NC and fought at the Battle of Guilford County Court House, in the War for Independence. General Nathaniel Green was the commander of the American forces. According to a daughter, Richard was a Primitive Baptist minister. Many ministers and Justices of the Peace are found in his numerous descendants.

Richard signed his will [and other legal documents] with a slightly backward slanted R' that is is considered his 'mark'. This appears to be a family trait, possibly indicating that he may have been left-handed. Through other legal documents bearing his signatures, it's been well established that he could read and write.

Richard was first married in 1780 to Nancy Morgan, b. 1750. No record of her death has been fully established; however, it's believed that she died abt 1798 - shortly after the birth of the last daughter, Susannah. Nancy Morgan Wright was a sister to Martha and Barbara Morgan [they married Wright brothers] whose parents were James and Mary Morgan.


In the name of God Amen-I Richard Wright of the co. of Davison and state of North Carolina, being of sound mind though weak, do ordain and make this my last will and testament, that is to say I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Cary, after all my just debts are paid, all of my property to be hers during her life or widowhood, and if she marries then to be equally between her and lawfully begotten children by her namely: NELSON, SILAS, BURGESS, MARY, MICAJAH, and MILAS. I also bequeath to my lawfully begotten children by my first beloved wife, namely, SARAH, AMOS, JANE, SUSANNAH, DELILA, RUEBEN, ISAISH, ELIJAH, NANCY, ISOM, and GILLY, one dollar each. I do will and bequeath to NELSON and SILAS, the two young colts that the mare now has sucking. I do constitute and appoint my worthy friend Spencer Clark executer to this my last will and testament in witness whereof hereunto set my hand & seal in the presence of us May 12th A. D. 1833.
His His
John X Cashatt Richard X Wright
mark mark
Burgess Wright
The foregoing is a true copy of the will of Richard Wright. This is the 24th day of April, 1929.

Children of Richard Wright Jr. and his first wife, Nancy Morgan are:
Sarah Wright 1781 1849
Amos Wright 1782 1870
Delilah Wright 1782 1869
Unknown Son Wright 1784 1789
Jane Caroline Wright 1786 1877
Gizzeal 'Gilly' Wright 1788 1841
Reuben Wright 1790 1845
Isaiah Wright 1791 1877
Elijah Wright 1793 1860
Nancy Wright 1795 1879
Isom Wright 1797 1870
Susannah Wright 1798

Richard Wright was again married shortly after the 1800 census to Caroline [referred to as Cary in the 1840 census] Kittrell. Richard's will also names her as Cary.

Children of Richard Wright Jr. and second wife, Caroline Kittrell are:
Elizabeth Wright 1806 bef 1820
Clayton Wright 1808 1885
Ruth Wright 1810 1912
Celia Wright 1811 1888
Nelson Wright 1813 1860
Silas Wright 1813 1880
Unknown Daughter Wright 1815 1819
Burgess Wright 1817 1899
Micajah Wright 1820 1910
Unknown Daughter Wright 1822 1830
Miles Walton Wright 1826 1879

Note: Further research done regarding Richard Wright, Jr:
Ruth Wright [Gallimore] indicated in a newspaper article of abt 1900 that her father had married twice; each wife had 6 sons and 6 daughters, including a set of twins = 24 children total. Eleven [11] children from the first marriage have been fully identified. Assuming Ruth's story is accurate, the one missing child would have been a son who likely died very young; therefore, I've made an 'assumption of birth' based solely on the number of years between the births of the other children.

Of his marriage to Caroline Kittrell, ten [10] children have been fully identified. Again, assuming that the story is accurate, the two children missing would have been daughters. The daughters would not have lived long enough to cross from one census to the other; therefore, I've made an 'assumption of birth' based solely on the number of years of the births of the other
Family links: 
  Richard Wright (1726 - 1785)
  Ann Wright (____ - 1795)
  Nancy Morgan Wright (1760 - 1798)
  Caroline Kittrell Wright (1780 - 1847)*
  Amos Wright (1782 - 1870)*
  Delilah Wright Allen (1782 - 1869)*
  Jane Caroline Wright Fouts (1786 - 1877)*
  Isaiah Wright (1791 - 1877)*
  Elijah Wright (1793 - 1860)*
  Elijah Wright (1793 - 1860)*
  Nancy Wright (1795 - 1876)*
  Isom Wright (1797 - 1870)*
  Gizzeal Wright Hill (1797 - 1841)*
  Clayton Wright (1808 - 1885)*
  Ruth Wright Gallimore (1810 - 1912)*
  Celia Wright Snider (1811 - 1888)*
  Silas Wright (1813 - 1892)*
  Mary Ann Wright Varker (1818 - 1890)*
  Micajah Wright (1820 - 1910)*
  Miles W Wright (1826 - 1879)*
  Benjamin Wright (1752 - 1837)*
  Peter Wright (1754 - 1821)*
  Richard Wright (1757 - 1833)
  John Wright (1759 - 1844)*
  William Wright (1761 - 1840)*
  Amos Wright (1762 - 1846)*
  Evans C Wright (1762 - 1846)*
  Philbert Wright (1768 - 1855)*
  Nelson Wright (1813 - ____)**
*Calculated relationship
Richard Wright Family Cemetery
Silver Hill
Davidson County
North Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Shirley Gragg
Originally Created by: Hoosier
Record added: Mar 17, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106850166

 Added: Apr. 7, 2015
For my 3rd Great Grandfather RIP
- Janice McVay Adams
 Added: Feb. 25, 2015
In tribute to my distant Grandfather, Richard Wright Jr. Represented what a true American is. Never to be forgotten.Thank you !!
- Marlin Gary McVay
 Added: Apr. 23, 2014
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