Col Clement Gillespie Wright, Sr

Col Clement Gillespie Wright, Sr

Birth
Bladen County, North Carolina, USA
Death 14 Mar 1865 (aged 40)
Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 11750753 · View Source
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Clement Gillespie Wright was the youngest of six children born to NC State Senator Isaac Wright (1780-1865) and his second wife Jane Gillespie (1785-1858). He was born in Bladen Co., NC.

Clement was graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1843, with an A. B. degree, and received an A. M. degree in 1853. He was a lawyer, and a member of the NC House of Representatives in 1860. He married Annette Eliza Lindsay, eldest daughter of Jesse Harper Lindsay of Greensboro, on 10 October 1855. They were living in Fayetteville in 1860. They had three children: Nettie (dates unknown), J. Lindsay Wright (1861-1882) and Clement Gillespie Wright, Jr. (1864-1937).

Clement Gillespie Wright, Sr. enlisted as a private in Co. A, 5th NC Cavalry Regiment, Confederate States Army on 12 May 1862, age 38. He was promoted to full Captain (aide de camp on General Robertson's staff) on 31 Jan. 1863. He was enrolled as a Captain in the 5th NC Cavalry on 3 Aug. 1863, and was transferred to Co. S, 66th NC Regiment on 2 Oct. 1863, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He died in service to his country.



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  • Created by: John Field Pankow
  • Added: 14 Sep 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11750753
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Clement Gillespie Wright, Sr (15 Oct 1824–14 Mar 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11750753, citing First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by John Field Pankow (contributor 46637223) .