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Re: DNA Confirmation Of John Wright (Montgomery County)
Posted by: Sondra Joyce (ID *****4029) Date: April 08, 2009 at 13:05:21
In Reply to: Re: DNA Confirmation Of John Wright (Montgomery County) by Robert Grant of 1955


Thank you kindly for your reply. Yes, mine was a broad question, as I am finding out there are so many WRIGHT families.

I think though that the PETER WRIGHT (d.1663) of Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York is a good possibility, having a descendant, 1793 PETER WRIGHT of Botetourt Co., VA, as my connections with the WRIGHT'S were from there, or Augusta, Roanoke, Bedford and Franklin counties. At least it's something to look in to.

The ABSHIRES you mentioned are all mine - no doubt about that! If it's an ABSHIRE/ABSHERE/ABSHER/ABSHIR from the above mentioned areas, they are in my line! Many Abshires married many Wright's but mostly in the Franklin Co. area. There are too many to name for you. However the Peter Wright of Oyster Bay could be the Patriarch of my line of Wrights. I haven't been able to get beyond the Franklin Co. area but now I have something more to go on and I thank you so much.

I was going to order your book on the Wright family but didn't want to until I'm more sure of a connection with my line.

Oh. Maybe you are aware. There is a "Group Discussing Bedford County Virginia", they are called, that lists a JOHN WRIGHT 1745 to 1814. Born in Virginia, lived in Bedford Co. during the Revolution and served in the Militia of Capt. I. Trigg from that county. I am extremely interested in the Revolution and Civil Wars. This tree goes from JOHN to JOSEPH to THOMAS to EDMUND to THOMAS JUSTUS to JOSEPH THOMAS to HOLLIE BENJAMIN WRIGHT. Being in Bedford County, it is probable this John Wright may be in my line, and most of the Wright/Abshire marriages I know of took place in the early 1800's to 1820's so the timing is about right. I will have to determine if this John Wright is a descendant of Peter Wright of Oyster Bay, father of Peter Wright of Botetourt Co.

Enough of your time. Thank you so much.

Sondra Joyce

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