William Wright

Male 1736 - Bef 1822  (86 years)


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  • Name William Wright 
    Born 1736 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef May 1822 
    Notes 
    • 1789, Oct 12 -- Land Grant #491, Montgomery County, NC
      William Wright received 112 acres located on North Fork of Little River including an improvement at the Bigg Branch. Benjamin Bolin and Isaac Williams were chain carriers.

      1792, Jul 3 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
      #470 William Rite entered 150 acres east of Wolf Creek including his own improvement and adjoining George Brazil.

      1793, Feb 21 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 387
      Deed from George and Mary Brazell to William Wright was proven by Roger Cagle

      1793, Oct 12 -- Land Grant #997, Moore County, NC
      William Wright received 150 acres located northwest of Wolf Creek adjoining John Hunsacur, William Morgan, George Brazel and including his own improvement. Uriah Wright and Nathan Morgan were chain carriers.

      1795, Nov 17 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 538
      Deed from William Wright to Henry Cagle was acknowledged

      1797, May 24 -- Land Grant #998, Moore County, NC
      William Wright received 15 acres located on Wolf Creek adjoining his own line and William Morgan Jr. John Dunn and William Wright were chain carriers.

      1798, Jul 15 -- Land Grant #1055, Moore County, NC
      Thomas Dunn received 28 acres located west of Wolf Creek adjoining Francis Bullock (formerly Wilkins) and Roger Cagle. Joseph Bridges and Wm. Wright were chain carriers.

      1798, Oct 1 -- Land Grant #1048, Moore County, NC
      William Wright received 60 acres located east of Wolf Creek adjoining David Allison, Neil McLeod, William Morgan and his own line. Joseph Bridges and Thomas Dunn were chain carriers.

      1798, Oct 1 -- Land Grant #1476, Moore County, NC
      William Wright received 50 acres located west of Wolf Creek adjoining his own line, William Morgan Jr., David Allison and Joseph Bridges. Joseph Bridges and Thomas Dunn were chain carriers.

      1799, Sep 20 -- Land Grant #1502, Moore County, NC
      William Wright received 25 acres located south of Wolf Creek adjoining his own line, Hunsucker and David Allison. William Wright Jr. and Francis Bullock were chain carriers.

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 47
      William Write
      (45+) 1M 1F
      (16-26) 2M 2F
      (10-16) 1M

      1800, Jan 15 -- Land Grant #1556, Moore County, NC
      Joseph Bridges received 50 acres located northwest of Wolf Creek adjoining William Morgan, William Wright, Hunsucker and Thomas Dunn. William Wright and James Wright were chain carriers.

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 624
      Wm. Wright
      (45+) 1M 1F
      (26-45) 1M
      (10-16) 1F
      1 Slave

      1815, Apr 4-Nov 10 -- Civil Actions, Randolph County, NC Box 20
      James Lathem and William Lathem sued Samuel Allen, Polly Dunning, Jenny Dunning, Elizabeth Wright (wife of William Wright) and Elizabeth Wright (wife of Sherwood Wright) for assaulting William Lathem. Bond of Sherwood Wright, William Wright and Elizabeth Wright secured by Mark Wade and Eli Callicott in Moore County Sep 8, 1815.

      1820 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 311
      William Wright
      (45+) 1M 1F
      (26-45) 1M
      (16-26) 2F
      (10-16) 2F
      (0-10) 2M 3F

      1814, Feb 1 -- Will Book B Page 27, Moore County, NC
      Will of William Wright Sr., Dec'd. Heirs: wife Elisabeth, sons Joseph, Uriah, William, James and Sharod [100 acres where I now live called the old hundred], daughters Zilpha Suggs, Mary Williams, Nancy Presnall, Elisabeth Allen, Lida Shamburgor and Cealy Wards. Executors: sons Sharod Wright and William Wright. Witnesses: Burrell Deton and Edmond Holland. Proven by Edmond Hollen and Sherod Wright in May 1822.

      1815 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      William Right Senr. listed 100 acres valued at $200
    Person ID I04171  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2020 

    DNA Tests  11 DNA tests are associated with William Wright 

    Family Elizabeth Furr,   b. c1740 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Wright,   b. Between 1761 and 1763
     2. Nancy Wright,   b. 1763
     3. Mary Wright,   b. 1765
     4. James Wright,   b. 1766
     5. Zilphia Wright,   b. 1767
    +6. Uriah Wright,   b. Between 1767 and 1769
     7. Elizabeth Wright,   b. 1771
     8. William Wright, Jr.,   b. 1774
     9. Cealy Wright,   b. Between 1776 and 1777
    +10. Lydia Jane Wright,   b. 1778,   d. 1861  (Age 83 years)
    +11. Sherwood Wright,   b. 1779,   d. 1823  (Age 44 years)
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F1396  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1822 Will Book B Page 27 - Will of William Wright
    1822 Will Book B Page 27 - Will of William Wright
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1476 - William Wright
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1476 - William Wright
    1793 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #997 - William Wright
    1793 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #997 - William Wright
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #998 - William Wright
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #998 - William Wright
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1048 - William Wright
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1048 - William Wright
    1799 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1502 - William Wright
    1799 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1502 - William Wright
    Map of William Wright's Neighborhood in Moore County, NC on Wolf Creek
    Map of William Wright's Neighborhood in Moore County, NC on Wolf Creek
    Highlighted tracts include grants to William Wright, Sr. [PURPLE], grandson William Wright [YELLOW] and land William Wright Sr. purchased from George Brazel [GREEN]

    Histories
    1767 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    1767 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    Includes some of the earliest land owners from present day Cumberland, Moore, Harnett, Lee and Hoke counties. Courtesy of NC Archives.
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Earliest complete tax list for Moore County. It is a very large file and may take additional time to load. Courtesy of James V. Comer and the NC Archives. [Located in Treasurer and Comptrollers Papers, Box 6. Moore County]
    1795 Petition, Moore County, NC - Courthouse Relocation
    1795 Petition, Moore County, NC - Courthouse Relocation
    1795, Jan -- Petition, Nov 1794-Feb 1795 General Assembly Session Records, Box 3 Folder 15
    The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly to move the courthouse to a more suitable location. Signers include: [selected signers] Michal Dickinson, Kindred Muse, James Hill, Himrick Hill, Kindred Muse, John Baton, Donald Martin, Murdoch Martin, Wm. Wright, Joseph Wright, Ezekieh Dunn, Dannel McLeod, Thomas Dunn, John Ritchardson, John Dunn, Gorg Morgin, Wm. Morgen, W. Barrett, Adam Comer, John Comer, Leanard Caggle, Andrew White, Thomas Smithermon, James Elkins, Ruben Freman, John Shuffeld, John Sheffeld, George Williams, Stephen Davis, Jesse Brown JP, William Dunn, Stephen Ritchandson, Ansel Melton Sener., Everit Wallis, Wm. Key, Nathaniel Melton, David Richardson, James Manes, John Gilliam, Christyen Stuts, Bartholomew Dunn, Angus MacIver and Allen Beaton.
    1797 Petition, Montgomery, Randolph and Richmond counties, NC - Little and Uwharrie Rivers
    1797 Petition, Montgomery, Randolph and Richmond counties, NC - Little and Uwharrie Rivers
    1797, Oct 27 -- Nov-Dec 1797 General Assembly Session Records, Box 1 Folder 5
    Dueling petitions regarding the 1794 act entitled "an act to keep open Little and Uhara rivers in the county of Randolph and Montgomery for the passage of fish up the same". Petitioners from Richmond, Anson and Montgomery counties urged the General Assembly to repeal the act and allow inhabitants to build mills and dams on and across these rivers. A separate petition from inhabitants of Montgomery and Randolph urged the General Assembly to keep the act. Selected signers of the latter petition include: [Randolph] John Presnall, James Presnall, William Lathem, Absalom Presnall, Johnston Spencer, William Pool Snr., Drury Richardson, Peter Cagle, William Bollin, Samuel Pool, Harrison Callicot, Peter Bean, Wm. Harvey, Johnson King, Jesse King, John Harvey, Jesse Pool, Charles Bollin Junr., James Presnall, Elijah Ashworth, William King, Benjamin Bollin, Thomas Bean, John Brown, Elijah Presnall, Walter Bean, Peter Randall, Thomas King, Isaac Brown, George Lucas, William Lucas, Thomas Lucas, John Lucas, Peter King, Mitchel Boling, John Boling, Andrew Auman, Christian Luther, George Luther, Michael Luther, Jacob Luther, John Steed, Richd. Bean [Montgomery] Joseph Holthem, Sollomn Bennet, Lias Morris, Henry Stevens, Eligy Holthem, Fenison Chesson, James Moore, Daniel Chance, Edward D. Tyler, James Stevens, Robert Stevens, Wm. Stevens, Uriah Wright, William Spencer, John Nichols, Elias Spencer, William Collicott, Eli Collicott, Asa Collicott, James Collicott, William Nichols, George Thomas, Elijah Spencer, Aquilla Sugg, Edward Duvall Tyler Jun., John James, John Collicott, Hatton Morris Senr., Hatton Morris Junior, Wm. Wright Senr., Ransome Nichols, Andrew Edwards, James Elkins, William Allen, George Allen, James Allen, Reuben Allen, George Allen, Seymore Spencer, John Ward, William Trent, Jesse Symmons, James Symmons, William Ozier, Jacob Ozier, William Altam and Edward Morris.
    1815 Petition Moore County NC Taxation.pdf
    1815 Petition Moore County NC Taxation.pdf
    1815 -- Petition, Nov-Dec 1815 General Assembly Session Records, Box 2 - Petitions
    The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly regarding taxation and the valuation of property: [selected signers] John McAulay Junr., Robt, Graham, Ambrose Mainess, Leonard Furr, Jesse Ritter Senr., Allan McLane, Thos. Ritter, Jno, Ritter, Everet Ritter, Benajmin Dunn, William Wright, Alexander McIntosh, Neil McIntosh, Hector McNeill, Martin Martin, William Williamson, William Lewis, Amus Dowdy, Henry Stutts, Jams. Manes, James Morgan, Nord. Matheson, Malcolm Morison, Christopher Bethune, Norman McDuffey, Allan Morison, Alexanr. Morison, William Dunn (wet), Bartholomew Dunn Sr., Wm. Dunn, Saml. Dunn, Bartholomew Dunn Junr., John Newton, Normand McKinnon, Murdoch McAulay, Benjamin Britt, Christopher Stuts, Donald McLeod, Niel Matheson, David Richardson, Bartholo. Dun, Lewis Sowel, Melony Newton, William Sowel, Alexr. Morison, Stephen Davis, Burl Deaton, John McKinnon, Robert Melton, John Upton, John Smith, Jesse Brown, Jess Lankford, Niel McLeod, Norman McKinnon, Ansel Melton, Arington Sowel, Willis Dickinson, Thos. Dickinson, Jesse Carroll, Robert Cheek, James Cheek, Phillip Cheek, Joseph Farr, Matthais Teague, Benjn. Shields, Jno. Upton, Joseph Duckworth, John Carrel, Francis Myrick, James Harding, Willis Davis, Nathaniel Vick, Ansel Melton, John Martin, David Richardson, Harmon Brewer, Cornelius Kees, Jesse Brewer, Ambrose Brewer, Drewry Brewer, Abednego Maynor, Joseph Morgan, Alexr. Kennedy, William Hunsucker, George Kannedy, Levy Smith, George Hunsucker, Lennerd Stuts, David Caringer, James Williamson, Charles Brady, George Carringer, Jacob Carringer, Willis Brewer, Bradley Garner, Lewis Garner, John Garner, James Sowell, Georg Moore, David Kennedy, Benjamin Elkins, Adam Carpenter, Jonathan Bullock, Robert Burd, Nicholas Nall, Mikel Dickinson, Aaron Tyson, Thomas Graham (Capt.), John Overton, Ruben Shields, John Martin, George Fry, John McNeill, John Wadsworth, Wm. Feagin, Ignatious Wadsworth, Samuel Feagen, Thomas Feagen, John Carrell Junr., Benjin. Gilbert, David Overton, John Record, John Carrell Senr., Alexr. Carrell, John Gilbert, John Cheek, Joab Cheek, William Barrett JP, Wm. Cox, John Dunn, Eleazer Birckhead, Absalom Fry, John Daniely, Jesse Sowell, William Caddell, James Fry, Niel McLeod (Surveyor), Robert Graham Sen., Jason Wadsworth, Geo. Cox, John Sowell, James Holcomb, James Dowd, Jacob White, William Hardin, James Muse, Jason Muse, Benjn. Gilbert, Zachariah Smith, Thos. Muse, Kindred Muse, John Graham, Samuel Womble, James Elkins, Jas. Collins, Andrew White, Randal Cheek, Lewis Phillips, James Smith, James Handcock, Willis Elkins, Samuel Elkins, Solimon Phillips, Brother Carrell and Sterling Carrell.
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    DNA Results and Analysis for Moore County families including Allen, Barrett, Bean, Brewer, Britt, Brown, Burns, Caddell, Cagle, Carpenter, Caviness, Chriscoe, Cockman, Cole, Comer, Davis, Deaton, Dunn, Furr, Garner, Hancock, Hardin, Hare, Horner, Hunsucker, Hussey, Jackson, Kennedy, Key, Kidd, Lawrence, Maness, McIntosh, McNeill, Melton, Monroe, Moore, Morgan, Muse, Nall, Phillips, Richardson, Riddle, Ritter, Sanders, Seawell, Sheffield, Smith, Stewart, Stutts, Sullivan, Wallace, Welch, Williams, Williamson and Wright