Isaac & Frances Wright Bowen I saw where you wanted info on Isaac & Frankie Wright Bowen. They had a daughter, Matilda Caroline Bowen who was my great great grandmother. She married Charles Taylor on July 19, 1846. She was born January 8, 1828 and died October 28, 1882. She is buried at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Martin County, IN (What is now Crane Naval Base). I don't know much about her parents or her siblings. Any info you have learned would be helpful. Memorial #9192477 Thanks Marilyn Kimmel
Possible father of Obadiah Wright Shirley: Thanks very much for your reply to my recent e-mail concerning ancestors of Obadiah Wright. To be honest, I hadn't encountered the information you gave me about Abraham and Naomi Wright. I'm checking it out and consider it to be a potential lead. Since I've been butting my head against a brick wall for a couple of decades, I'm pleased to get any leads I can. BTW, I had my y-DNA checked by familytreedna.com and I joined the Wright family group on their web page. I found some people with close DNA data who stated they were descended from Richard Wright in North Carolina. However, they had never seen anyone with the name Obadiah (or Obediah) Wright in their researches. Thanks very much for your assistance.
RE: Obadiah Wright I have never been able to find any documented source showing parents of Obadiah. I suspect (my opinion only) that he is a younger son or grandson of Richard Wright of North Carolina. In 1850 Obadiah told the federal census enumerator that he was born in 1787 in Anson County, North Carolina, and that he could neither read nor write. My opinion is that Obadiah left North Carolina in his early 20's and moved west to Tennessee (where he married Melinda Jones in 1812). I suspect that Obadiah never went back to NC to visit his siblings (very unlikely) and probably never wrote to them (he could not write), so it is understandable that he was not named in the wills of his parents (since they probably had no idea that he was still alive or where).