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Father born in Kentucky 1819 and Mother born in 1818 North Carolina
They lived in Overton County, TN and part of their children born here. Then moved on a wagon train with other people from overton county to Carroll County, Arkansas in the Dry Fork area.
Joseph Samuel WRIGHT was a Methodist Episcopal Church South Minister, Farmer, Teacher and Eye Doctor. He was born July 31, 1819 in Kentucky and we think his family was from N.C. He married Sarah Ababiah BROWN between 1839-1840. Her parents were Richard and Hannah BROWN. They moved the WRIGHT family to Dry Fork, Carroll County, Arkansas on a wagon train. The last child born in TN was on April 07, 1850 and the next one born was in Arkansas on October 25, 1852. Sarah the first wife died between 1852-1857. They had 8 children: James Mitchell WRIGHT married Susan Minerva HEDGESPETH, Eliza A. WRIGHT died 1859. Obediah Richard WRIGHT married Saphronia Franzine FULTZ. John M. WRIGHT infant death. Hannah Brown WRIGHT married Richard T. CHADWICK and William GILSTRAP. Linnuary J. WRIGHT
married Asbury OAKLEY. Armina Matilda WRIGHT married George Allen CHADWICK. Rachel Amanda WRIGHT married James Andrew WHITELEY.
After his first wife died he married Frances Ann ALLRED. They had 13 children: Louis Burr, Sarah Melvina, Thomas Bradley, Mary Ann, Nancy Jane, Catherine Alice, Abner Fletcher, Emma Josephine, Margaret Isabel, Iredale Dillard, William Worth, Martha Smith, Benjamin Franklin Wright.
and others went to Cumberland co., KY and subsequently to Cole, Co. Illinois.

Submitted by:
Sharon Wright

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