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 William Peter Cartwright

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William Peter Cartwright

  • Birth 16 Oct 1829 Tennessee, USA
  • Death 17 Jun 1887 Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Stephens County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Memorial ID 17988700

Husband of Mary Adeline Jones.

First trace of William Peter Cartright is in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana in 1850. The census shows he was born in Tennessee and living with his widowed mother Susan Cartright. John Cartright, b. 1790 is shown on the same census as having died in January 1850.

John Cartright and Susan Ragain were married in Tennessee and settled in Lowndes Co., Mississippi on lands ceded to the U.S. by the Choctaws in 1830.

William P. Cartright married his 1st wife, "Lucy" in Louisiana; they had three children: Susan, Benjamin, and Abigal. He then married his 2nd wife, Mary Adeline Jones ca. 1866 in Cooke Co., Texas.

1870 US Census, Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas, Family #159:
William CARTWRIGHT age 47, born in Mississippi.
Adalade CARTWRIGHT age 24, born in Michigan.
Benjamin H. CARTWRIGHT age 10, born in Texas.
Abigal CARTWRIGHT age 8, born in Texas.
Iola CARTWRIGHT age 3, born in Texas.
Lucy A. CARTWRIGHT age 2, born in Texas.

1880 US Census, Young Co., Texas, Family #140:
William P. CARTRIGHT, age 49 MS/-/-
Mary CARTRIGHT, age 33 "wife" MI/OH/( )
Benjamin CARTRIGHT, age 19 "son" TX/MS/( )
Iola CARTRIGHT, age 14 "daughter" TX/MS/MI
Lucy CARTRIGHT, age 11 "daughter" TX/MS/MI
Walter CARTRIGHT, age 9 "son" TX/MS/MI
Rosa CARTRIGHT, age 7 "daughter" TX/MS/MI
Franklin CARTRIGHT, age 4 "son" TX/MS/MI
Eldy [L. D.] CARTRIGHT, age 2 "son" TX/MS/MI
Robert CARTRIGHT, 3 months "baby son" TX/MS/MI

William P. Cartright owned a 90 acre farm near Markley, Texas. He was last listed on the Young County tax rolls in 1887 and moved into Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory where he died in 1897.

1900 US Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, Township 1N, Range 7W [now Stephens Co., OK], Family No. 79:
CARTRIGHT, Mary, age 53 (Aug. 1846) “Widow” MI/OH/NY
CARTRIGHT, Franklin "son", age 24 (Jan 1876) TX/LA/MI CARTRIGHT, Louis "son", age 21 (March 1879) TX/LA/MI CARTRIGHT, Robert "son", age 20 (Feb. 1880) TX/LA/MI CARTRIGHT, Lillie "daughter", age 17 (July 1882) TX/LA/MI
CARTRIGHT, Julia "daughter", age 15 (May 1885) TX/LA/MI

Living next door to Mary CARTRIGHT in 1900 was her daughter Rosa (CARTRIGHT) WILSON.

WILSON, Rosa, age 26 (July 1873) “Widow” TX/LA/MI
WILSON, Ida "daughter", age 5 (Sept. 1894) TX/LA/TX
WILSON, Beales "son", age 2 (July 1897) TX/LA/TX
WILSON, Emmet "daughter", 11 mths. (June 1899) TX/LA/TX

Mary Adeline (Jones) Cartright died May 4, 1916 and was buried at Simon Cemetery in Love Co., Oklahoma.


W. P. Cartwright
Oct 8, 1829
Jun 17, 1887

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  • Added: 19 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17988700
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Peter Cartwright (16 Oct 1829–17 Jun 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17988700, citing Cooper Cemetery, Stephens County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Jean (contributor 46626380) .