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Hiram Wright
and Serena Bolling

Hiram Harm Wright b 1 Oct 1839 Letcher Co KY d 5 Oct 1917 Dorton, Pike Co KY; buried Wright Cemetery, Dorton, Pike Co KY; s/o John Wright and Mary Bentley. Hiram Wright m. 10 Mar 1866 or 4 Mar 1866 Letcher Co KY to Serena Lurena Rena Bolling (Bowling) b 23 Apr 1845 Pound, Wise Co VA d 3 Jul 1907 Letcher Co KY; d/o James Bolling and Mary Hammonds. (For a much more in depth and much better information about this family see Hiram Wright at Findagrave maintained by Joshua Wright). Children of Hiram Wright and Serena Lurena Bolling;

1. Lucinda Wright b abt 1867 d 2 Feb 1943 Seco Hospital, Seco, Letcher Co KY; of burns of abdomen, legs and buttocks and unreadable due to clothing caught fire in house. Other conditions appoplectic stroke; m. Elic Bentley

2. John M Wright b 18 Apr 1868 (death certificate states 6 Jan 1868) Letcher Co KY d 10 Apr 1933 Dorton, Pike Co KY; died of sugar diabetes; m. Martha J Potter b 22 Jun 1875 d 14 Aug 1957 Pike Co KY; d/o Isaac Potter and Elizabeth Emeline Bentley.

3. Benjamin Wright b 14 Apr 1870 Floyd Co KY

4. Henrietta Hennie Ritter Wright b 9 May 1872 Floyd Co KY d 8 Jun 1954 Dorton, Pike Co KY; of hypertension due to cerebral hemorage; buried Hall Cemetery, Fleming, Letcher Co KY; m. 9 Oct 1892 Letcher Co KY in the home of Hiram Wright to Reuben Rube Anderson b 4 Nov 1864/66 KY d 11 Sept 1940 or 11 Oct 1940; buried Hall Cemetery, Fleming, Letcher Co KY; s/o Aaron Anderson and Nancy Elizabeth Hall.

5. Wiley Wright b 23 Nov 1873 Letcher Co KY; m. Matilda Unknown b abt 1873 KY. Children of Wiley Wright and Matilda Unknown; i. Elizabeth Wright b 1898 KY ii. Luria Wright b 1900 KY iii. J Gobel Wright b 1907 KY iv. Polly A Wright b 1910 KY

6. Andrew Jackson Wright b 19 Jul/Aug 1876 Letcher Co KY

7. Joseph H Joe Wright b 28 Sept 1878 Letcher Co KY d 26 Jul 1964 Payne Gap, Letcher Co KY; died of uremia, due to hypertinsion cardio vascular disease; buried Joe Wright Cemetery, Myra, Pike Co KY.

8. Nancy Wright b 3 Jan 1881 KY

9. James Monroe Wright b 26 Jun 1883 Floyd Co KY; m. Sarah Ann Adams b abt 1890 KY.

10. Mary Alice Wright b 27 Jul 1886 KY


More About John Wright

John Wright's death certificate states he was buried in Dorton Cemetery by the family in Dorton, Pike Co KY on 12 Apr 1933. It lists his parents as Hiram Wright and Rena Bolling and both the parents birthplaces as Kentucky. It lists his birthplace as Letcher Co KY. It lists his occupation as farmer. His age at death as 65 years, 3 months and 4 Days. Lists him as married and the name of his wife as Martha Wright. The actual cause of death is listed as Sugar Diabetes.


1850 Letcher Co KY Census
143 143 Wright John 37 M W Farmer VA
143 143 Wright Mary 31 F W KY
143 143 Wright Benjamin 12 M W KY
143 143 Wright Andrew 9 M W KY
143 143 Wright Hiram 7 M W KY
143 143 Wright John V. 5 M W KY
143 143 Wright Eliza 2 F W KY


1860 Letcher Co KY Census
126 126 Wright John 46 M W Farm laborer 500 415 VA
126 126 Wright Mary 43 F W KY
126 126 Wright Andrew 18 M W Farm Laborer KY
126 126 Wright Hiram 16 M W Farm Laborer KY
126 126 Wright John 14 M W KY
126 126 Wright Eliza 11 F W KY
126 126 Wright Elizabeth 8 F W KY
126 126 Wright Joel 5 M W KY
126 126 Wright Lucinda 1 F W KY

127 127 Wright Benjamin 21 M W Farm Laborer KY
127 127 Wright Marilda 22 F VA


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