Wow! I'm so glad to meet another member of this Wright clan. I was starting to think William wasn't real. If you have the year of William's death, you are ahead of me. I know from the 1900 census that he was born December 1855, but I've been unable to find his or his wife's death. Before my great uncle died, he had told me that William was killed in a robbery, but he failed to tell me when. I know it was after 1910 because that is the last time I found him on a census. A cousin to my grandmother told me she thought William and Cynthia were buried in Springfield, Missouri, but I've not found that yet. William was said to have run a general store. How did his brother Grant Ulyses make his living?
I had found a marriage record in Illinois for Aaron Wright and Mary C. Keency 8 Oct 1854 in Shelby County. I have wondered if the poor spelling for Kinsey, Kenzie? I've been looking around the area for different possibilities. I also wondered if she was related to William's wife who was Cynthia E. Kissee (Keesee)
I descend from William and Cynthia, through their daughter, Carmen Ercel who married Frank Elmo Jones. Their oldest daughter, Mattie Lillian "Margie" Jones was my grandmother.
The only female child must have been Louisa Elizabeth. She is listed on the 1860 Woodson County, Kanss census as Elisabeth.
William's children were William Augustus "Gus", James Edward "Ed", John Arthur "Charley" (don't ask me how that happened) Don Marcus, who died in infancy, Ora Gladys, another infant death and Jesse Leonard. In 1880 William had in his home in Mountain Home Arkansas, his wife, son and 2 brothers, Isaac A and John F and Cynthia's sister Mary, who later married John F. Wright. Isaac was 18 listed as born in Illinois, but on the 1870 census the initials were E.C. 8 born in Illinois. I know the census aren't always accurate, but this has me baffled.
If you have the year of William's death, I will try again to find a death certificate for him.
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