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Fayette County, Alabama

 
~ Wright Family Cemetery ~



Location: About 2 miles northwest of Newtonville on east side of County Road 100 – see more detailed directions below (S19-T17S-R12W)
Copied by: Hillary "Hill" Wright (g-g-g-grandson of Henry Wright) - July 1994; updated 2008 ~ (additions/corrections are highlighted) 


WRIGHT, T.J. - Mar 5, 1850 - Aug 29, 1918 ~ (Thomas Jefferson Wright, son of John Wright) 

WRIGHT, Mary P. - Mar 14, 1854 - Nov 21, 1930 ~ (Mary Penelope -----; wife of T.J. Wright) 

CARAWAY, E.A. - Apr 8, 1840 - Dec 20, 1890 ~ (Elijah Auburn Caraway) 

CARAWAY, Nancy Adeline - Feb 5, 1844 - Mar 23, 1930 ~ (wife of E.A. Caraway) 

WRIGHT, J.R. - d. Jan 30, 1864 

WRIGHT, Infant son of H.M. & R.J. Wright - b./d. Aug 16, 1857 

WRIGHT, R.J. - July 16, 1838 - Oct 20, 1869 

WRIGHT, Henry - Apr 27, 1813 - Feb 10, 1864 

WRIGHT, Susan Ashcraft, wife of Henry Wright ~ (grave unmarked) 

[Three of Henry and Susan Wright's daughters (listed below) were buried side by side just south of Henry Wright's grave.  They occupy the last three graves in the southwest corner of the cemetery (diagonally across from the entrance).  Listed from west to east:]

WRIGHT, Alsey A. ~ (b. Oct 1864, per 1900 U.S. census; d. 1928; grave unmarked) 

WRIGHT, Martha Jane ~ (b. May 1845, per 1900 census; d. 1935; grave unmarked) 

WRIGHT, Sarah Elizabeth ~ (b. Jan 1855, per 1900 census; d. Feb 2, 1931; grave unmarked) 

WRIGHT, M.J. - 1849 - 1915 ~ (Michael Jasper Wright; ssw Mary A. Wright) 

WRIGHT, Mary A. - 1846 - 1896 ~ (nee Mary Elizabeth APPLING; ssw M.J. Wright) 

WRIGHT, A.E. - 1907 - 1908 ~ (Auburn E. Wright; ssw E. Wright) 

WRIGHT, E. - 1899 - 1905 ~ (ssw A.E. Wright) 

CARAWAY, Homer, son of Willis & Ada Caraway - Jan 25, 1907 - May 9, 1909 

JOHNSON, Henry S. - Dec 26, 1875 - Oct 31, 1955 ~ (Henry Sidney Johnson) 

JOHNSON, Bertha W. - Nov 28, 1882 - Jan 10, 1951 ~ (dau of T.J. & Mary P. WRIGHT; wife of Henry S. Johnson) 

JOHNSON, James T. "Jake" - Aug 14, 1919 - Apr 1, 1996 ~ (James Thomas Johnson, son of Henry S. & Bertha W. Johnson)  Photo  [1

JOHNSON, Henry Lloyd ~ (16 Jan 1927 - 31 Dec 2005, per SSDI; son of Henry S. & Bertha W. Johnson) 

WRIGHT, Rose A. Horn ~ (2nd wife of W.H.L Wright; grave unmarked) 

WRIGHT, W.H.L. - 1833 - _____ ~ (W. Horatio L. Wright, son of John Wright; grave unmarked) 

ssw = same stone with 
SSDI = Social Security Death Index 
COMPILER'S NOTES:

Burial information obtained from Dorothy Wright Wilson, J.T. "Jake" Johnson, and personal visits to the cemetery.

The cemetery is located on the old home place of John Wright, a first cousin of Henry Wright, who came to the area about 1836 from Jackson Co., GA.  The first person buried here was from John Wright's family.  It is related that a family member ran from John's farm to Henry's farm to notify Henry of the death.  John Wright also may be buried here.

Henry's brothers were William H. Wright, Michael Wright (d. 1855), and probably Joseph Wright (moved to Texas) and Jesse Wright (married Elizabeth).  William H. Wright died in 1872 and likely is buried here in an unmarked grave.  Lewis Crow (married Catherine Wright) is a related family.  The Johnsons are related through Henry's daughter Ann (married Jim Johnson) and also through John Wright's line.

Directions: From County Road 159, a little over 8 miles from the center of Fayette, AL,  (33.568724N,-87.836096W) (just 500 yards north of Pilgrim's Rest Baptist Church) turn on "Walnut Lane" and proceed ahead for about 2.5 miles.  Walnut Lane makes a 90-degree left turn between two high banks.  Proceed straight ahead 1.72 miles – do not turn.  At this point, the road becomes County Road 100.  The road will curve to the right.  At about 1.25 miles, the road will go downhill.  At the bottom of this hill and about 1.72 miles, the road will curve just ahead and begin going uphill.  Look for a well-traveled dirt road on the left.  This is the road to the cemetery.  It is a private road and descendants of the family live just beyond the cemetery, so be respectful and identify your intentions.  You will see the cemetery just beyond a split-rail fence.

From County Road 171, a little over 6 miles from the center of Fayette, AL, (33.593182N, -87.814895W) turn on "Walnut Lane" and proceed ahead for about 2 miles. Walnut Lane ends at the junction of Walnut Lane and County Road 100 between two high banks.  Turn left and proceed 1.72 miles; at about 1.25 miles, the road will go downhill.  At the bottom of this hill and about 1.72 miles, the road will curve just ahead and begin going uphill.  Look for a well-traveled dirt road on the left.  This is the road to the cemetery.  It is a private road and descendants of the family live just beyond the cemetery, so be respectful and identify your intentions.  You will see the cemetery just beyond a split-rail fence.



Additional sources:
[1]  Hill Wright, e-mail message w/photo, 08 Feb 2009  New!





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