Wright Family Records, Franklin County, Virginia


These records are rich in genealogical information. The useful “Identification” column gives insight as to relationships and kinships (otherwise very difficult to ascertain). The “Births” section includes: status (slave or white), sex, owner’s/father’s name and occupation, residence, mother’s name, informant, and informant’s relationship to the child. The “Marriages” section is arranged by date of marriage and gives names of the bride, groom and parents; surety, witnesses and in later records additional information such as age, color, previous marital status, places of birth and residence, occupation and name of minister.

Robert N. Grant

2001, 8½x11, paper, index, 126 pp.

ISBN: 9780788418020