The Identification of 1809 William Wright of Franklin County, Virginia


As the Son of 1792 John Wright of Fauquier County, Virginia and Elizabeth (Bronaugh) (Darnall) Wright

Because of the numerous persons with the surname Wright and similar given names, and to keep track of these different people, the author has adopted the convention of distinguishing Wrights by listing them with their date of death and place of death, the two most commonly available pieces of information. Thus the William Wright who died in 1809 at Franklin County, Virginia, is identified as 1809 William Wright of Franklin County, Virginia. Evidence identifying William Wright is presented in this ten-part analysis which reviews some of the information known about William and John Wright, William’s wife Mary (Grant) Wright, documentary evidence, handwriting, suggestive evidence, family naming evidence, and contrary identifications and why they are probably not correct. Additionally, there is a summary in chronological order of the information known about William Wright of Franklin County and Mary (Grant) Wright in northern Virginia.

Robert N. Grant

(2004), 2015, 8½x11, paper, index, 74 pp.

ISBN: 9780788425288