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Samuel W Wright and
Elizabeth Betsy Adams

Samuel W Wright
Samuel W Wright b 22 Jun 1822 Russell Co VA d 10 Oct 1906 Beefhide KY; at 84 years of age; buried Samuel Wright Cemetery, Beefhide KY; s/o Joel Martin Wright and Susannah Bates. Samuel W Wright m. about 1841 to (1) Elizabeth Betsy Adams b about 1822 KY d about 1872; buried Wright Cemetery, Beefhide, KY; d/o William Adams and Christina Cress Crase. Children of Samuel W Wright and Elizabeth Betsy Adams;

1. Joel Wright b about 1845 Beefhide, Letcher Co KY; m. Margaret Elmira Greer b 25 Aug 1845 NC; d/o Isaac Newton Greer and Nancy Norris.

2. Charlotte Charity "Chat" Wright b Oct 1846 Beefhide, Letcher Co KY; m. 31 Jul 1867 to Booker Mullins; s/o James Sheridan Mullins and Mary Polly Newsome.

3. Andrew J Wright b 14 Nov 1847 Beefhide, Letcher Co KY d 28 Jan 1919 Beefhide, Letcher Co KY; at 71 years of age; buried Wright Cemetery, Beefhide, KY; m. 9 Dec 1870 Beefhide, Letcher Co KY at the home of Joel Wright to Nancy Bates b 28 Oct 1848 Millstone, KY d 10 Sept 1927 Beefhide KY; at 78 years of age; buried Nancy Wright Cemetery Beefhide, Letcher Co KY; d/o James Bates and Elizabeth Adams.

4. Samuel Wright b 8 May 1850 Beefhide, KY d 6 Feb 1928; age 77; buried Marshall's Branch, Pike Co KY; m. 16 Feb 1871 at the home of Isaac Potter to Mary Elizabeth Vanover b 8 Mar 1842 Letcher Co KY d 19 Jul 1916; age 74; buried Marshall's Branch, Pike Co KY. Mary Elizabeth Vanover; m. May William Bentley b 1838 Letcher Co KY d 1865; age 27; in the Civil War; buried Delaney Cemetery, Left Fork Marshall's Branch, Pike Co KY;

5. William Wright b Aug 1855 KY; m. 16 Mar 1871 to (1) Arta Arty Potter b 1 Jan 1853 Letcher Co KY d 29 Jul 1917; d/o John Boone Potter and Susannah Sookie Ellen Sanders. William Wright and Arta Potter had Mary F Wright born 1871. William Wright m. (2) to Cindy Johnson. William Wright m. 11 Apr 1875 KY to (3) Elizabeth Wright b 15 Jul 1852 Letcher Co KY d 27 Aug 1931; at age 79; buried Hall Trivett Cemetery, Jonancy, Pike Co KY; d/o John Wright and Mary Ann Bentley. Children of William Wright and Elizabeth Wright; i. Mary Wright b abt 1878 KY ii. Cordelia Wright b abt 1880 KY. William Wright m. (4) to Cindy Johnson.

6. Elizabeth Wright b 10 May 1856 Beefhide, Letcher Co KY d 18 Feb 1918 in Long Fork, Etty, KY m. 23 Feb 1873 Pike Co KY to Benjamin F Johnson; s/o William Johnson and Matilda Mullins.

7. Alexander Wright b 15 Apr 1857 Beefhide, KY d 21 Sept 1920  Rockhouse, KY; age 63; buried Millstone, Letcher Co, KY m. (1) to Mary Matilda Collier b 18 Mar 1863. Alexander Wright m. (2) to Hannah Houston b 29 Dec 1863 d 29 Sept 1960 Haymond, Letcher Co KY; d/o Nathaniel "Thaney" Houston and Elizabeth Betty Fleming.

8. King Solomon "Sol" Wright b 12 Aug 1860 d Nov 1931 McRoberts, Letcher Co KY; buried Seco KY; m. about 1880 Pike Co KY to Louisa "Eliza" Jane Addington b 1 Jan 1865 d Jul 1954; d/o William Billy Addington and Nancy Ann Kilgore.

9. James "Chigger Jim" Wright b Dec 1862 Beefhide, Letcher Co KY; m. (1) to Elizabeth "Lizzie" Quillen. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Quillen m. (2) to Sam G Kelley. James "Chigger Jim" Wright m. (2) to Louisa Long. James "Chigger Jim" Wright m. (3) about 1884 to Melvina Mullins b Dec 1862.


Samuel W Wright and
Margaret S Addington

Samuel W Wright
Samuel W Wright b 22 Jun 1822 Russell Co VA d 10 Oct 1906 Beefhide KY; at 84 years of age; buried Samuel Wright Cemetery, Beefhide KY; s/o Joel Martin Wright and Susannah Bates. Samuel W Wright m. 15 Aug 1872 Letcher Co KY to (2) Margaret S Addington b Oct 1850; d/o William Billy Addington and Nancy Anne Kilgore. Children of Samuel W Wright and Margaret S Addington;

1. Susan Wright b Jul 1873 KY d 1956; at age 82; m. 1895 to (1) Joel Wright. Child of Joel Wright and Susan Wright; i. Solomon Wright. Susan Wright m. (2) to Lawrence Heddon. Child of Lawrence Heddon and Susan Wright; i. Liza Heddon. Susan Wright m. 1915 to (3) Lee Henson.

2. Martha Wright b about 1875; m. Andrew Brown. Children of Andrew Brown and Martha Wright; i. Lizzie Brown ii. Baltimore Maryland Brown iii. Ethel Brown iv. Bessie Brown v. Marlan Brown vi. Becky Brown.

3. Mary Elizabeth Wright b 19 Jan 1877 Pike Co KY; m. 1889 to John Wesley White; s/o McCager White and Freelove Wright.

4. Ziegler Isaac Wright b Sept 1878 Beefhide, Letcher Co KY; m. Victoria "Birdy" Mullins; d/o William Bill Mullins and Mahala J Mullins.

5. Elijah Wright b 25 Apr 1880 Beefhide, Pike Co KY d 17 Jan 1971; at age 90; m. (1) to Mary Jane Mullins b 15 Oct 1888 d 28 Mar 1912; d/o William Mullins and Mahala J Mullins. Elijah Wright m. (2) to Tisha "Luticia" Mullins (Quillen).

6. Ellen Wright b about 1881 KY

7. Eliza Wright b Apr 1882 KY

8. Dowell "Dow" Wright b Dec 1885; Dow Wright m. Louisa Jane White; d/o McCager White and Freelove Wright.

9. Hortense Wright b Dec 1888; m. 6 Dec 1905 to Columbus White; s/o McCager White and Freelove Wright.

10. Benny Wright b 1891 Beefhide, KY; buried Samuel Wright Cemetery, Beffhide, Letcher Co KY; m. Eliza Ann Liza Ann Henson b 1895. Children of Benny Wright and Eliza Ann Henson;

i. Fronie Wright b 1910.

ii. Everett Wright b 1915.

iii. Jarva Wright b 1917.


Elizabeth Betsy Adams
and Frenchy Rucker

Elizabeth Betsy Adams b about 1822 KY d about 1872; buried Wright Cemetery, Beefhide, KY; d/o William Adams and Christina Cress Crase. Elizabeth Betsy Adams m. Frenchy Rucker. Children of Frenchy Rucker and Elizabeth Betsy Adams;

1. George W Adams b 3 Feb 1838 KY d 26 Jan 1925 Pike Co KY; m. to Sarah Jane Johnson b 31 Jan 1836 Pike Co KY d 4 Sept 1916 Pike Co KY; d/o Payne Johnson and Margaret Peggy Bates.

2. Clarissa Rucker b about 1840 d 1910 Etty, Long Fork, Pike Co KY; m. 13 May 1860 to William Harvey Johnson b 20 Aug 1832 Etty, Pike Co KY d 21 Aug 1882 Etty, Pike Co KY; s/o William Varner Johnson and Matilda Tillie Mullins.


1880 Pike Co KY Census Upper Elkhorn Creek ED 102
22 23 Wright Samuel Sr. W M 58 Head M Farming Can't read or write VA VA VA
22 23 Wright Marget E W F 29 Wife M Keeping House " " " " VA VA VA
22 23 Wright Solomon W M 19 Son S Farm Laborer " " " " KY VA KY
22 23 Wright James W M 17 Son S Farm Laborer Can't Write KY VA KY
22 23 Wright Nancy W F 12 Niece S Can't Read or Write KY KY KY
22 23 Wright Susan W F 6 Daughter S KY VA VA
22 23 Wright Martha W F 5 Daughter S KY VA VA
22 23 Wright Mary W F 3 Daughter S KY VA VA
22 23 Wright Isaac Z W M 1 Son S KY VA VA

23 24 Wright William W M 26 Head M Farming Can't Write KY VA VA
23 24 Wright Elizabeth W F 25 Wife M Keeping House KY VA KY
23 24 Wright Mary W F 2 Daughter S KY KY KY
23 24 Wright Cordelia W F 6/12 Sept Daughter S KY KY KY

24 25 Wright John W W M 46 Head M Farming Can't Read or Write NC Penn Penn
24 25 Wright Jane W F 28 Wife M Keeping house Can't Read or Write NC NC NC
24 25 Wright Robert W W M 11 Son S At Home attends school, can't write NC NC NC
24 25 Wright Horace P W M 9 Son S attends school NC NC NC
24 25 Wright Mary L W F 8 Daughter S attends school NC NC NC
24 25 Wright Adolfus I W M 6 Son S Tenn NC NC
24 25 Wright Laura J W F 5 Daughter S KY NC NC
24 25 Wright Geneva A W F 2 Daughter S KY NC NC


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