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  • ID: I10463
  • Name: Capt. Daniel Wright 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 27 SEP 1759 in Fauquier Co, VA 3
  • Death: 24 MAY 1838 in Madison Co, AL 2
  • _FA1: Captain in the North Carolina Line during the Revolution.
  • _FA2: Served in a Company of Mounted Infantry ( Pension Cert. # 13268, File N. W10016)
  • Note:
    REF: THE HERITAGE OF YADKIN COUNTY, published by The Yadkin County Historical Society, Yadkinville, NC 27055 1981: Daniel Wright was born Sept. 27, 1759, in Fauquier County, Virginia, the year the county was formed from Prince William. He was the son of John III and Ann Williams. He came south with the family in 1774. Daniel was a Captain in the North Carolina Line during the Revolution. His was a Company of Mounted Infantry. (See: Pension Certificate No. 13268, File N. W10016). The Yadkinville County Historical Land Grant map shows that he received a Grant in 1789 on Rocky Branch Creek about three miles from his father's land. Daniel Wright died in Madison County May 24, 1838. Nancy died in Madison County June 23, 1833, according to Wright W. Frost and July 21, 1833, in Sumner County , Tennessee, according to Clara Wright Forrest's records. WASHINGTON ANCESTRY, Vol. I, page 453, by Charles A. Hoppin, states that Daniel and Nancy were the parents of twenty-four children, so stated by a great-grandson, Dr. William R. Wright of Jackson, Mississippi, on Dec. 8, 1919. We have found the names of nine children only:
    1. Thomas Wright, born Dec. 15, 1782 Surry County North Carolina, died Feb.
    14, 1844, in Laurens County, South Carolina. He owned a plantation near
    Young's Store in Laurens County. He was married Sept. 22, 1812, Laurens
    County, SC to Nancy Simpson, born Dec. 22, 1794, died March 19, 1880. She
    was the daughter of Col. John Simpson and Mary Wells. They had twelve
    children, all born in Laurens County, SC.
    2. Daniel Wright, No further information
    3. Nancy Wright married Mr. Shackleford. No further information.
    4. Lucinda/Lucy Wright married Mr. Wyche. No further information.
    5. Elizabeth/Betsy Wright deceased before July 2, 1837. She married Thomas
    McCrary. He married second, Nancy Wright who was his first wife's cousin and daughter of Williams Wright and Sally Mitchell. Elizabeth and Thomas had three daughters. He died Aug. 31, 1865.
    6. Amelia Wright, no further information
    7. James Wright, no further information
    8. John Wright, born Sept. 19, 1790, in Surry County (now Yadkin) and died
    January 2, 1847, in Tate County, Mississippi. He married May 5, 1819, to
    Mary Yarrell Wood, born Oct. 31, 1803, and died 1865 in Tate County. There
    is a record of one chold; there may have been others.
    9. William Wright married Nov. 9, 1804, Betsy Hanes.
    Daniel Wrights will dated July 1837 names only JOhn, Thomas, Daniel, Nancy
    Lucinda and deceased Elizabeth.

    REF: Dr. Justin M. Glenn, 2554 Marston Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32312 (authoring a work on the descendants of Col. John Washington): RITCHIE, 64-67; RITCHIE, Supi, 36;453-454; CASSTEVENS, 679; DAR P.1., 764; J.A.W., Outline, 12121-49) Daniel Wright (b. Sept. 27, 1759; served in Rev. War, Capt.,
    N.C. Continental line & militia; m. [Jan. 24, 1782) Nancy Young [b. July 7, 1762; d. June 23g 1833); they res. in Surry Co., N.C., and later Laurens Co., S.C., before finally settling in Madison Co., Ala.; he d. May 24, 1838; they allegedly had 24 children). [HOPPIN, W.A., 1:452-453; RITCHIE, 68-70 and Sup2, 83;
    MATHES, TQ 8 (1927) 194-198, citing Capt. Daniel Wright's Rev. War pension record as vol. 14, Senate Doc. 514, 23rd Congress, 1st session, 1833-1834; LB-
    NSDFPA, 29:380-381 and 30:235; FGS by RCH; J.A.W., Outline, 12121-5)





    Father: Capt. John Wright III b: 30 OCT 1728 in Fauquier Co, VA
    Mother: Ann Williams b: 15 OCT 1738 in Prince William Co, VA or Westmoreland Co, VA

    Marriage 1 Nancy Young b: 7 JUL 1762
    • Married: 24 JAN 1782 in Surry Co, NC 4
    • Note:
      THE HERITAGE OF YADKIN COUNTY, published by The Yadkin County Historical Society, Yadkinville, NC 27055 1981

      On Jan. 24, 1782, Daniel Wright was united in marriage to Nancy Young,
      daughter of Thomas Young of Iredell County, North Carolina. She was born in
      Virginia July 7, 1762. Nancy had a sister Susan, who married Major William
      Gill, Aide to General Washington (See: DAR Patriot Index).
    Children
    1. Has Children Nancy Wright
    2. Has Children Elizabeth\Betsy Wright
    3. Has No Children Amelia Wright
    4. Has Children William Wright
    5. Has Children Thomas Wright b: 15 DEC 1782 in Surry Co, NC
    6. Has Children John Wright b: 19 SEP 1790 in Surry Co, NC
    7. Has No Children Daniel Wright b: ABT. 1796 in Laurens Co, SC
    8. Has No Children James Wright b: ABT. 1799 in Laurens Co, SC
    9. Has Children Lucinda Wright b: 30 JAN 1803

    Sources:
    1. Title: Descendants of Richard Wright, Gentleman, of London, England & Northumberland Co, VA 1655
      Author: Charles Arthur Hoffin
      Publication: author of Worcester, MA & Connaught Club of London, England
      Note: From records of Northumberland, Westmoreland, Richmond, Prince George, Stafford, Prince William, Fauquier, & Fairfac cos VA, & some from assorted other cos in VA & MD
      Repository:
      Media: Book
      Text: No rank
    2. Title: Glenn, Dr. Justin M.
      Publication: 2554 Marston Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32312
      Note: Compiling a genealogical history of the descendants of Col. John Washington
      Repository:
      Media: Manuscript
    3. Title: Glenn, Dr. Justin M.
      Publication: 2554 Marston Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32312
      Note: Compiling a genealogical history of the descendants of Col. John Washington
      Repository:
      Media: Manuscript
      Text: no place
    4. Title: Glenn, Dr. Justin M.
      Publication: 2554 Marston Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32312
      Note: Compiling a genealogical history of the descendants of Col. John Washington
      Repository:
      Media: Manuscript
      Text: allegedly had 24 children
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