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Re: WRIGHT/BARKLEY, Decatur County
Posted by: Cathy (ID *****6333) Date: January 31, 2004 at 07:01:26
In Reply to: WRIGHT/BARKLEY, Decatur County by Gayle Kuzmich of 704

The following is from the "History of Decatur County" book by Lewis Harding, 1915, is a biography of William Gilman Styers:
"On May 16, 1868, William Gilman Styers was married to Dorinda Frances Wright, who was born on March 28, 1848, north of Harris City, and who is the daughter of Thomas A. and Mary J. (Wallace) Wright, natives of Rockbridge county, Virginia, and early settlers in Decatur County. Mrs. Styers mother died when she was four years old. Thomas A. and Mary J. Wright were the parents of seven children. Of these children, George W., the oldest, died in 1890 at the Styers home; James, in the Odd Fellows home in Greensburg; Franklin is deceased; Charles Whitcomb lives in Indianapolis; John M. is deceased; Mrs. Styers was the next born; Joseph A., the youngest, who lives at Madison, Indiana, was born in 1851. Joseph A. was reared in Decatur County and has made his home in Madison for twenty years. He is a traveling salesman and married Mary Squires, who is now deceased. They had one child, Emma."

The bio went further and said that William and Dorinda moved to Missouri in 1873 and moved back to Decatur County after seven years, buying a farm near Harris City. It further mentions his serving in the Civil War and their having four children.

Harris City is in Marion Twp of Decatur Co. I found no Wright names listed in the cemetery tombstone inscription index but it is NOT to say that there are not Wright's buried there. In the SandCreek Twp. index, there is a Thomas Wright listed, who MIGHT be your Thomas.
Town of Westport Cemetery, Adjacent United Methodist Church - Thomas Wright: Dec 6, 1804 - Apr 16, 1877.

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