Wright Family – Connections to the Rileys & Vickers, Northern Neck, VA
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Wright Family -
Connections to the Rileys and Vickers - Northern
**Richard Wright of Prince William Co. VA and descendants - died 1765
**From information posted by Robert Grant- 2005- who has done extensive research on this family.
may have been a descendant of immigrant Richard
Whittington Wright - b 1633 in Yorkshire
Anne Mottrom Wright remarried to David Fox, father of Hannah Fox who had married to her brother John Mottrom - and he died by 1669—at which time she again remarried to Col. St. Leger Codd- who died in Cecil Co. Maryland.
**Col. John Mottrom and wife
Lucy?- Married before 1639. (Court
record). Col. John Mottrom was one of the
first settlers of Northumberland Co. formerly called Chickacoan
- the Indian District of Northern Neck - between the Rappahannock and the
Col. Mottrom settled here about 1640, coming from
Ref: Montross, Westmoreland Co. VA Deeds & Wills No. 4 p 1
Ref: Descendants of Richard Wright, Sr. of Rowan Co.NC by- Herbert Arkin, Jr.
** The Wright
Family was intermarried with the Pope and
Francis’ children by Anne:
a. Anne- b about 1682-
Major John- b 1683-died before 1739
in Leesylvania Plantation on Powell’s Run in Stafford Co. VA. He married Dorothy Aubrey of Wales- She may have
been a second wife and was the granddaughter of Henry Aubrey of Old
a. John, Jr. b 1710- in Wright Manor, Lower Machodoc Parish, Westmoreland Co. VA and died Feb 27, 1792-
a. John III- b Oct 30, 1728- Cople
Parish, Prince William Co. VA and died in Deep Creek, Surry Co.
b. Amos- b d
c. Joseph- b d
d. Peter- b d
e. Francis- b Mar 1, 1708- died before Jul 1742- no children
f. William - b 1710-1785-
Children by Martha Cox:
a. Richard b about 1708- died 1740-
Land records- Jul 18, 1733- Pr. Wm. Co- Richard Wright – trader- purchased
Apr 3, 1775- Mary Ann Wright and son Joseph Wright leased to William Sidebotham, 70 acres land which Richard Wright purchased from Henry Felkins – 1733-
Ref: Northern Neck Land Grants- 1694-1742- -Jul 24, 1742- Richard Wright granted land for 275 acres in Pr. Wm. Co. on Cedar Run on branches of Spillers Run adjacent Henry Halley, Capt. Thomas Chilton, and Thomas Whitledge.
Ref: Northern Neck Land Grants- 1742- 1775- Dec 23, 1742- Richard Wright granted 60 acres land in Pr. Wm. Co. adjacent Spiller, Wright and Gwatkins.
Northern Neck Land Grants- 1775-1800- Jun 26, 1744- Richard Wright granted 145 acres land in Pr. Wm. Co. on Broad Run adjacent Whitledge, Henry Norman, Wright’s former land, Halley and Fletcher.
May 23, 1761- Pr. Wm.
Ref: Pr. William Co. VA Bond Book Aug 1753-1782- June- Whitehurst Johnson listed the Admin. Bond dated Mary 5, 1765- for Richard Wright, Jr. on the estate of his father Richard Wright, Sr.
**Some of the Wright
families appear in Dorchester Co. Maryland and are the ancestors of those in Rockingham Co. VA and in Darlington Co. SC-
Jonathan Wright, b about 1780 was in
Darlington Co. and died there in 1825 - He had married Elizabeth Goodson. His
son Solomon - b about 1802 -
Recorded in the 1790 Census of Darlington Co. SC are the families of Baker, Berry, Blackburn, Bradley, Bryant, Edwards, Edmunds, Gardner, Goodson, Grisham, Hartley, Hatcher, Melton, Mercer, Nettles, Purvis, Ray, Stokes, Strickland, Vickers, Ward, Webb, Wright and Yates.
Buried in the Wright Cemetery in Henry Co. Alabama is the family of James L. Creel,
Ezekiel Wright, 1789-1860, Henry Wright, 1786-1855, John Wright, 1788-1856- John Nelson Wright, 1843-1862, George Levin Wright, 1860-1934- who married Phoebe Ann Vickers, d/o Jesse Vickers and Mary A.E. Holley, Levin A. Wright-1818-1887- Noel Wright- 1812-1878, Solomon Wright- 1754-1838.
Alabama Marriages show: James W. Creel married Martha E. Milligan in 1875- Cullman Co. Alabama and Samuel Creel married Elizabeth McCrary- in 1875 Jefferson Co. Ala.
George S. Creel married Mary E. Knop in 1894 - Cullman Co. Ala.
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