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Shirley Gragg (#46979665)
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Researcher of Wright, Dickens, Gallimore, and Primm families of Rowan and Davidson County, North Carolina. Also Wright families of Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Missouri.

Also ELIJAH POWELL and family of Iredell and Davie Counties, NC.
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Another person that may be able to tell you about the cemetery. Donnie J Hazel
Added by Hoosier on May 01, 2016 10:24 AM
RE: Thank you.....
If you want to find out more about the "Wright Cemetery" get in contact with this guy. Tony Jeffries
Added by Hoosier on Apr 30, 2016 8:14 AM
RE: Thank you.....
Yes I do kind of. But have never tried to go there. You used to be able to see something that look like stones on Google maps but, I can not see them now.
Added by Hoosier on Apr 30, 2016 7:22 AM
Marilyn Gayle Thompson Kimmel
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
Marilyn Kimmel
Added by Marilyn Gayle Thompson Ki... on Apr 27, 2016 7:55 PM
thomas coley
RE: Martha Radford Mosley
I am related to Martha from her Radford side .
Added by thomas coley on Apr 06, 2016 4:23 PM
George E. Wright
RE: Elusive Obadiah
Per the federal censuses of 1850, 1860, and 1870 - Obadiah enumerated birth state is North Carolina. I can send you my source citations for these if you would like.

I'm curious about the Peter and John you mention - Do you have any source citations on these people? They sound like some possible leads for me to follow up on.

Per my file, my Haplogroup is R-M269

You requested my DNA markers - I can send you the test details of my 37 marker DNA test if you wish. Let me know if you would like to see them in CSV / Excel / other format.

Incidentally, we seem to be getting a little off topic for Please feel free to e-mail me at:

George Wright
Encinitas, California
Added by George E. Wright on Mar 15, 2016 10:08 AM
George E. Wright
Possible father of Obadiah Wright
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 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.
Added by George E. Wright on Mar 14, 2016 12:55 PM
George E. Wright
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).
Added by George E. Wright on Mar 12, 2016 5:25 PM
Lena Carlson-Harper
RE: Joshua Morgan
No, I don't. I'm sorry!
Added by Lena Carlson-Harper on Mar 04, 2016 11:18 AM
Henry Parrish Jr.
RE: Willie Radford
No success yet on a grave site for either one of them :(
Added by Henry Parrish Jr. on Feb 23, 2016 3:11 PM
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