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Joel Martin Wright
and Jane R Venters

Joel Martin Wright b 30 Nov 1856 Letcher Co KY d 5 Aug 1933; buried Broas Wright Cemetery, Hammond KY; s/o Joel Ellis Wright and Eliza Agnes Bates. Joel Martin Wright m. 30 May 1877 Wise Co VA to (1) Jane R Venters b 16 Nov 1857 d 13 Mar 1945 Potters Fork, Letcher Co KY; buried Potters Fork, Letcher Co KY; d/o James Venters and Emeline Todd Slont. Children of Joel Martin Wright and Jane R Venters;

1. James Monroe Wright b 7 Aug 1878 Letcher Co KY d 6 Jun 1930; age 51 years; buried Jim Wright Cemetery, Hemphill Letcher Co KY; Findagrave 146207286; m. to (1) Lillie Hall. James M Wright m. 20 Aug 1895 Letcher Co KY to (2) Susan Wright b 23 Mar 1882 McRoberts, Letcher Co KY d 15 May 1903; age 24; buried McRoberts Cemetery, McRoberts, Letcher Co KY; d/o Andrew Wright and Mary Collier. James M Wright m. 20 Aug 1903 to (3) Marthy Jane Brown b 23 Mar 1882 d 29 Aug 1926; age 44; buried Jim Wright Cemetery, Hemphill, Letcher Co KY; Findagrave 146207304.

2. Mary Mattie Molly Wright b abt 1880 KY d 24 Mar 1960 Sharon Heights Hospital, Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; of myocardial infarction due to coronary occlusion arteriosclerosis; age 80 years 20 days; buried Family Cemetery, Deane, Letcher Co KY; m. 4 Aug 1938 Gate City VA to Shadrick Shade Bentley b 18 Nov 1879 Letcher Co KY d 9 Aug 1968 Letcher Co KY; s/o William Riley Bentley and Lucinda Profitt.

3. Joel Ellison Ellis Wright (Doctor of Medicine) b 2 Jul 1882 Letcher Co KY d 13 Apr 1961 Alpine, Brewster Co TX; age 78 years; of Uremia due to chronic nephrites; carcinoma of prostate; informant on death certificate, Onie May Wright; buried Elm Grove Cemetery, Alpine, TX

4. Nancy E Wright b 1884 KY

5. Richard M B Wright b abt 1885 KY; m. Minnie Webb

6. Booker Vanburen Wright b 5 Nov 1889 KY d 7 Nov 1932 Jenkins, Letcher Co KY; homicide, died of gunshop wound through left and right thighs while working as a policeman; buried Cromona KY; m. Rosie Wright.

7. Bessie Louise Wright b abt 1892 KY

8. Samuel M Wright b abt 1894 KY

9. Alpha V Wright

10. Adam Wright b abt 1900 KY

11. Marvin Shores Wright b abt 1902 KY d abt 1964


Joel Martin Wright
and Ellen Hall

Joel Martin Wright b 30 Nov 1856 Letcher Co., KY d 5 Aug 1933; buried Broas Wright Cemetery, Hammond KY; s/o Joel Ellis Wright and Eliza Agnes Bates. Joel Martin Wright m. 31 Oct 1884 to (2) Ellen Hall.


1860 Letcher Co KY Census
148 148 Wright Joel 43 M W Farmer 2000 1850 VA Can't write
148 148 Wright Eliza 41 F W KY Can't write
148 148 Wright Solomon 19 M W Farm Labor KY
148 148 Wright John 16 M W Farm Labor KY attends school
148 148 Wright Sarah 13 F W KY attends school
148 148 Wright Susan 9 F W KY attends school
148 148 Wright William 6 M W KY attends school
148 148 Wright Joel 3 M W KY
148 148 Wright Samuel 7/12 M W KY

149 149 Wright Andrew 34 M W Farm Labor 280 VA can't write
149 149 Wright Harriet 29 F W KY
149 149 Wright William 12 M W KY attends school
149 149 Wright Frelove 11 F W KY attends school
149 149 Wright Elizabeth 9 F W KY
149 149 Wright George 7 M W KY
149 149 Wright Lucinda 4 F W KY
149 149 Wright Samuel 2 M W KY

150 150 Bentley Thomas 78 M W Farm Labor 800 500 NC can't write
150 150 Bentley Mary 28 F W KY can't write
150 150 Bentley Eter 24 F W KY can't write
150 150 Bentley May 20 M W KY
150 150 Bentley Mary 15 F W KY can't read
150 150 Bentley James 11 M W KY can't read
150 150 Bentley Sarah 32 F W KY can't write
150 150 Bentley Manerva 8 F W KY can't read
150 150 Bentley Henry 6 M W KY
150 150 Bentley Joseph 4 M W KY
150 150 Bentley Jane 2 F W KY


1910 Sumner Tennessee Census Civil District 16 ED 147
368 369 Wright Joel M Head W M 53 M1 30 KY VA KY Farmer Gen. Farm
368 369 Wright Jane R Wife F W 52 M1 30 11 10 VA NC KY
368 369 Wright Richard M B M W 25 S KY KY VA
368 369 Wright Bessie L daughter F W 18 S KY KY VA
368 369 Wright Samuel M son M W 16 S KY KY VA
368 369 Wright Adam son M W 10 S KY KY VA
368 369 Wright Marvin S son M W 8 S KY KY VA


1920 Letcher Co KY Census Baker ED 67
74 74 Wright Joel M Head R M W 63 M KY KY KY
74 74 Wright Jane R Wife F W 62 M VA VA KY
74 74 Wright Richard B Son M W 33 S KY KY VA Farmer
74 74 Wright Booker V Son M W 28 D KY KY VA Teamster
74 74 Wright Sam M Son M W 24 S KY KY VA Labor Steam RR
74 74 Wright Marvin M Son M W 18 S KY KY VA Labor Black Smith Own Shop
74 74 Isaac Myrtle Servant F W 22 S KY KY KY Servant Privat Family


1930 Letcher Co KY Census Haymond and Millstone ED 26
293 296 Wright Joel M Head O M W 73 M 20 KY KY KY Farmer Truck Farm
293 296 Wright Jane R Wife F W 72 M 19 VA VA VA


Obituary: Jane R Venters Wright
16 Nov 1857 - 10 Nov 1945

The obituary of Jane R. (Venters) Wright as published in the March 22, 1945, issue of The Mountain Eagle: Mrs. Joel M. Wright Dies on Potter's Fork. Jane R. Wright, passed from time at her home on Potter's Fork, Ky., on Tuesday, March 13, 1945. She had been in poor health for the past fourteen years, becoming worse during the past few weeks. At the time of her passing she was 87 years, 3 months and 25 days of age.

She was married to Joel Martin Wright in 1876. He preceded her in death 12 years ago. To them was born seven sons and four daughters: James M. Booker and Alpha deceased; Marvin, of Detroit, Mich.; Dr. Joel of Alpine, Texas; R. B. of Cromonia, Ky.; Sam M. of Neon, Ky.; Adam of Potter's Fork, Ky.; Mrs. Shade Bentley of Wise County, Ohio; Mrs. Aaron Anderson, of Cromonia, Ky., and Mrs. Asa Mise of Ravenna, Ky.

"Grandma" Wright as she was well known to her many friends, was kind and good to everyone. She had for many years been a member of the Methodist Church and lived a devoted Christian life. Funeral services were held at the Neon Church of God on Thursday, March 15th, at 1:30 P.M. with Rev. Brooks and Rev. Overholt, officiating. Burial in the R. B. Wright Cemetery, Potter's Fork, Ky., Craft Funeral Home in charge.


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