Wright family tree
Marriage 1 Mary
Robert Daniel Wright
Birth: 23 Apr 1836 in Prince Edward County, Virginia
Death: 13 Jul 1923 in Green Township, Guilford County, North Carolina
Burial: 14 Jul 1923 Smithwood Cemetery, Liberty, Guilford County, North Carolina
Marriage 1 Elizabeth Snow 23 Apr 1861 in Greene County, Tennessee
Marriage 2 Margaret Davis Jennings
Born Abt 1844 in Appomattox County, Virginia
previously married to a Mr. Jennings...1 son...Jno Jennings
Married Robert Daniel Wright on 17 Apr 1867 in Appomattox County, Virginia 5
Thomas Daniel "Bud" Wright
married Edna Jane Tolley
burried at High Bridge Cemetery, Va
2-Magdeline Wright not married
4-Leslie Wright married Jeanette Patterson
6-Stella Wright married Clarence Newcomb
7-Maddy Wright married a Mills
Leslie Wright married Jeanette Patterson
1-*** Ronnie Wright*** married Gail Reeves from Alabama
2-*** Thomas "Danny" Wright***
*** Ronnie Wright*** married Gail Reeves from Alabama
------------Alt info based on the census record link below and research done by Jack Ring-----
Margarette Davis Jennings Wright remarried Robert Doss Wright
but before we get to Robert Doss Wright
Robert Wright Sr of Campbell county
had a son
had a son
Robert D Wright of Amherst county
had a son
Robert Doss Wright who married Margarette Davis Jennigs Wright
Robert Doss Wright
born 4-23-1836 Appomattox or Campbell County
died 7-13-1923 Liberty NC
RD Wright & family moved to Tenn. where a second son was born
RD Wright enlisted in Confederate Army Calvary Company B 12th Tennessee Calvary...Calvary men had to furnish their own horse.
Captured at Jacksboro, Tenn 8-27-1863. A letter to Pension Board states he gave himself up to the US Army. No significant military action recorded at Jacksboro Tenn.
POW at Camp Chase, Ohio 4 months then transferred to Rock Island Ill.
RD Wright enlisted in US Army Company G 2nd US Volunteer Infantry on 10-6-1864. "Galvanized Yankees” were not put into combat against Confederacy...assigned frontier duty. Click to see enlistment papers.
Honorable discharge Ft Leavenworth , KS on 11-16-1865. Rank of Private.
Oral history says RD Wright then disappeared. His wife Margarette got his US Army pension stopped.
Record # 676 445 at Pension Bureau in Wash DC show he got it reinstated from a residence in North Carolina. He drew $8 month in 1904 and $72 a month by his death in 1923. His North Carolina window with drew $30 per month until her death 3-4-1927.
RD Wright abandoned family 1881 and married Margaret G Murray 12-21-1881 … 9 children from 11-8-1883 to 6-6-1899…3 sons served in US Army WWI
Poor squatters, Margarette Wright visited by Ruth Austin Ring who describe cabin as a hovel. Robert David Austin (uncle Roy) visited Margaret Wright in 1909 when he was 12 and said she cooked over an open fireplace