Who's who-oo-ooo on the Wright branch of the family
Jacob Wright was a son of ? Wright and ?.
He was born about 1730 in Laurens, South Carolina
He married Nancy
Elizabeth Ann Waters about 1761 in South Carolina.
He died about March 10, 1794 in Laurens, South Carolina
Wright was a son of Jacob Wright and Nancy Elizabeth Ann Waters.
He was born in 1776 in North Carolina.
Frances "Fanny" Campbell December 11, 1800 in Warren County, Kentucky.
The date of his death is questionable. Possible
dates are 1854 or 1859-1860.
William Wright, Jr. was a son of William Wright and Frances "Fanny" Campbell.
was born 1801 in Warren County, Kentucky.
He married Elizabeth Ann "Nancy" Stockdale.
He died 1852 in Benton County,
NOTE: The preceding information is in question and is currently being researched.
contain the following information about William Wright, who may not have been a "Jr."
William Wright was a son of
He was born about 1800 in North Carolina.
He met Elizabeth Ann (Nancy) Stockdale about 1823 in ?.
He died about
1851 in Benton County, Tennessee.
NOTE: From this point the records of all serious researchers agree.
H. Wright was a son of William Wright, Jr. and Elizabeth Ann "Nancy" Stockdale.
He was born September 19, 1825 in Tennessee.
He married Mary Jane Turner September 4, 1860 in Carroll County, Tennessee.
He died April 30, 1894.
Paralee Wright was a daughter of Cullen H. Wright and Mary Jane Turner.
She was born May 4, 1862.
She married Thomas
Jefferson Mason December 31, 1879.
She died July 7, 1909 near Senath, Missouri and is buried at Cude cemetery.
For much of the information on the Wrights I am indebted to Irene Wright, Ann (Jobe) Brown, and John
Ann's Genealogy Pages
Daniel J. Mason was a son of ? and ? (both believed to have been born somewhere in Tennessee)
Daniel J. Mason was born 1829 somewhere in Tennessee. He married Nancy King September 12, 1852 in Carroll
Thomas Jefferson Mason was a son of Daniel J. Mason and Nancy King
Thomas Jefferson Mason was born April
11, 1858 (unknown place, but believed to be Tennessee)
He married Rosella (or Rozella)Paralee Wright on December 31, 1879
(place believed to be Vale, Tennessee, in Carroll County)
He died (in Carroll County?), August 18, 1892
Gertrue Mason was a daughter of Thomas Jefferson Mason and Rosella Paralee Wright
Virlie Gertrue Mason was born August
18, 1887 near Vale, Tennessee
She married Walter Bartlett Petty November 13, 1904
Died: November 29, 1955 at Hartshorne,
DOCUMENTS AND OTHER EVIDENCE
FAMILY MEMBER VIRLIE MASON PETTY
Yes, that's what it would take to get any more information for this page - the luck of the Irish. I can't help but wonder
what that means. From what I know of Irish history, they have not been very lucky!
WITH THE LUCK OF THE IRISH AND A HELPFUL TENNESSEE COUSIN, JOHN T. WRIGHT, I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PLACE
DANIEL J. MASON WITH THE CORRECT WIFE AND ADD HIS APPROXIMATE BIRTHDATE AND BIRTHPLACE. THANKS A LOT, JOHN.
About the Irish Mason connection
In some old notes that I took when interviewing my mother about the family, I wrote, "Grandpa Mason came to the United
States with his mother when he was only four years old." I had remembered the story but had forgotten who it was. Actually,
I thought it was from the Petty line. Now that I have found my notes, I still don't know whether "Grandpa Mason"
was Thomas Jefferson, his father Daniel, or someone further back in the family history.
THE STORY AS I REMEMBER IT
An Irish ancestor who lived in a city or county beginning with the letter "C"
(not much of a clue, but it is there) had survived all of the family that lived in Ireland. With her four-year-old son, she
came to the United States on a ship. Why? Because she had two brothers here.