I have reached a deadend searching for the father and mother of John Rhea Wright b.20 Oct 1808 d.20 Mar 1898, buried in Kennedy Cem. Ark. He was married to Melinda Burford b.27 Dec 1818 d. 7 Dec 1859, she was the daughter of Solomon Burford b. 17 Nov 1763 Granville Co., NC d. 27 Feb 1837 Marshall Co., Mississippi.
One of the daughters of John Rhea Wright and Melinda Burford Wright was Margaret Turk Wright b.26 May 1839 and died 20 Oct 1901. She married 1st C.J. Dowd in DeSoto Co., Mississippi in (?) 1856. One son named William L. Dowd, the father of my grandmother, Estella Dowd Brantley b. 1895 wife of Lewis Ananias Brantley b. 1874. They were the parents of my father Lewis E. Brantley b. 1915 d. 1986.
Information on the Rhea family and the Turk family is readily available but I have not been able to find the connection for John Rhea Wright and daughter Margaret Turk Wright. I know that there is a piece of paper somewhere that will solve the problem.
Thank You in advance for your assistance. Ed Brantley
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