The author has amassed a bounty of information about Wrights in southern Virginia. This material has been separated into sections by county and by type, making it an efficient and organized resource for Wright family researchers. This collection of land records includes surveys, patent deeds, land grants and grant deeds. Surveys cover the years 1762-1814; patents cover 1780-1815, and deeds range from 1762-1900. Information includes source book and page, date of transaction, names of people involved and pertinent data such as number of acres, property description or "instrument" (bond, deed, partnership agreement, etc.).
A most helpful feature for each entry is the "identification" column, in which the author identifies the specific family and Wright ancestors from whom the named Wright descends. All names are indexed.
Robert N. Grant
1999, 8½x11, paper, index, 168 pp.