Looking for a Mr. Wright who married a Rebecca Burt and at least one of their children was
born in , Jackson, OH, and later Rebecca and daughter Martha lived in Ottumwa IA. Who
they are, how they got to Iowa or who Mr. Wright (or a Mr. Nosler) is the question.
Mrs. Rebecca (Burt) Wright was either widowed or divorced from Mr. Wright and later
married Mr. Nosler in Iowa. Unknown if he survives long, but she will later die in the state of
Oregon, using the Nosler surname.
I did find a John Wright married to a Rebecca Burt in Hocking Co Ohio around the right time period, and it's just up the street from the birthplace of one of their children.
The 1885, 4th census for Ottumwa lists:
James E. Hawkins, 35, M, md, bookkeeper, born NY, m/f foreign born
Martha Hawkins, 30, F, md, keeps house, born OH
Enola, 12, F, b Wapello
Bert, 10, M, b Wapello
Arthur, 3, M, b Wapello
Rebecca No(s)ler, 57, F, widow, born OH
James and Martha married Jun 1, 1871 in Prob: , Wapello, Iowa, daughter of ? WRIGHT
and REBECCA BURT. Martha was born Aug 15, 1847 in , Jackson, Ohio, and died Apr 23, 1931 in Klamath Falls, Klamath, Oregon.
Oregon Death Records from 1903-1970
Nosler, Rebecca (Burt Wright)
County: Klamath (Oregon)
Death Date: 15 Mar 1908
Buried: Linkville Cemetery, no marker
In the Genealogy.Com site, I read the following:
6010. Joseph Alexander [Harlan], b. 11, 24, 1835; m. Bahlona Nosler, 11, 4, 1855.
. . .
6013. Henry Sample [Harlan] (farmer, Christian), b. 6, 13, 1841; d. 7, 10, 1881, at
<<Ottumwa, Ia.>>; bur. there. He m. 3, 31, 1861, in that county,
<<Samantha Wright,>> b. 8 Mo., <<1846>>, in <<Jackson Co., Ohio>>; a dau. of
John E. <<Wright>> (farmer), b. 1826, in Ohio, and <<Rebeka Burt>>, b.
1830, in Massachusetts.
(i) Lawrence Lawrado (druggist), b. 1, 8, 1862, in Wapello
Co., Ia.; m. 11, 6, 1882, at Carson, that state, Ellen May Mason, b.
8, 6, 1883, in Oneida Co., N. Y.; a dau. of Levi Mason (hop merchant),
b. 1819, in Madison Co., and Persis Youlen Baldwin, b.
1829, in Herkimer Co.; both in the state of New York. Children:
(a) Laurence Leon, b. 2, 2, 1885. (b) Verna May, b. 3, 15, 1890.
(ii) Lura M., b. 3, 13, 1866; m. Edward Allen.
(iii) Minnie, b. 7, 13, 1873.
(iv) Lettie, b. 8, 4, 1878.
from: History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family
Author: Alpheus H. Harlan
Call Number: R929.2 qH283
History and genealogy of the Harlan family and particularly of the descendants of George
and Michael Harlan who settled in Chester County, Pa. In 1687.
Bibliographic Information: Harlan, Alpheus H. History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family.
Baltimore, Md.: The Lord Baltimore Press., Nd.
One more thing: We have a journal of Martha Wright Hawkins' daughter Enola, written in
1904/5... She writes something about AUNT MINNIE. Pondering if the Minnie born to this
Samantha could have been named for this "AUNT MINNIE" our Enola was writing to, as
Enola and this Minnie were about 1 year apart in birth.
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