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(Special thanks to Sue { http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~brookefamily/index.htm } for sending me the Wright family photo album.)


  James Wright was born on Sept 16,1806 in Indiana, he died May 16, 1844 in Montgomery Co., Indiana, burial at Harshbarger Cem.,Clark Twp., Montgomery Co., Indiana. James married Nancy Ellis. They had 6 children; William F. Wright b.1831, John E. Wright b.1833, Francis Marion Wright b.1835, Eliza J. Wright b.1838,Sarah Ellen Wright b.1841 and James W. Wright b.1843.



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  John E. Wright (James) was born in 1833 in Indiana, date of death unknown. He was the son of James Wright and Nancy Ellis. James married Mary Elma Shepard on Nov 3 1869 in Vermillion Co., Indiana. Mary Ellen Shepard was born in 1842 in Newport, Vermillion Co., Indiana. She was the daughter of Benjamin Shepard and Eliza Johnson. James and Mary had 3 children; John Shepard Wright b.1871, Bertha Wright b.1873 and Harry E. Wright b.1876.
John E. Wright was a Methodist Minister.


        




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  Francis Marion Wright (James) was born on June 15 1835 in Montgomery Co.,Indiana, he died on March 1 1897 in Montgomery Co., Indiana, burial at Harshbarger Cem.,Clark Twp., Montgomery Co., Indiana. He was the son of James Wright and Nancy Ellis. Francis married Margaret Ellen Lakin on Sept 20 1860 in Ladoga, Montgomery Co., Indiana. Margret Ellen Lakin was born on Dec 18 1833 in Ohio, she died on Jan 19 1907 in Montgomery Co., Indiana, burial at Harshbarger Cem.,Clark Twp., Montgomery Co., Indiana. Francis and Margaret had 3 children; Francis A. Wright b.1862, James Whittley Wright b.1865 and Sarah Viola Wright b.1867.


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  Eliza J. Wright (James) was born in 1834 in Indiana, date of death unknown, burial at Harshbarger Cem.,Clark Twp., Montgomery Co., Indiana. She was the daughter of James Wright and Nancy Ellis. Eliza married Samuel Peterson on Feb 19 1860 in Montgomery Co., Indiana. Samuel Peterson was born abt 1834 in Ohio. Eliza and Samuel had 1 child; Ella E. Peterson b.1862.


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  Sarah Ellen Wright (James) was born in 1841 in Indiana, date of death unknown. She was the daughter of James Wright and Nancy Ellis. Sarah married Albert Kelsey on Aug 17 1868 in Montgomery Co., Indiana. Albert Kelsey was born in 1833 in Indiana, he died on Feb 4 1897 in Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co., Indiana. They had 1 child; Stella B. Kelsey b.1869.
It is believed that Sarah may have died at the time of her daughter's birth. Stella B. Kelsey age one is found living in the household of Sarah's sister, Eliza Wright Peterson, in 1870 and agian at the age of 11 in 1880. Sarah's husband, Albert Kelsey, is found living in Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co., Indiana 1880 along with his wife Alice age 22, stepdaughter Katie Mayhew age 4 and his son from his first marriage, Edward Kelsey age 17.
  Sarah Ellen Wright
Sarah's daughter, Stella B. Kelsey


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  James W. Wright (James) was born in 1843 in Indiana. He was the son of James Wright and Nancy Ellis.
James W. Wright Service: Civil War, Private, 72nd Regiment, Company E. He was mustered up on July 25 1862 At Lodaga In. He died June 5 1863, While serving in Company E of the 72nd (Lighting Brigade) Infantry at Murfreesboro Tn. They were a mounted brigade and used Spencer repeating rifles. Hence the name of The Lighting Brigade. (source:Donnie Wright )


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  John Shepard Wright (John E., James) was born in 1871 in Indiana, he died on July 11 1951. He was the son of John E. Wright and Mary Elma Shepard. John married Lectania Newcomb on May 22 1901 in Vermillion Co., Indiana. Lectania Newcomb was born in 1871, she died on July 24 1963.

John was a botanist. In 1892 he was hired by the Eli Lilly Drug Company and later became the company's first advertising chief. After the death of his wife, his estate was divided between their heirs, his being all the descendents of his grandparents. (source:Sue Brook & Indiana Historical Society / Historic Business Register / Eli Lilly and Company)

Early photo of John Shepard Wright






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  Harry E. Wright (John E.,James) was born in 1876 in Vermillion Co., IN., date of death unknown. He was the son of John E. Wright and Mary Elma Shepard.




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  James Whittley Wright (Francis,James) was born on July 5 1865 in Montgomery Co., Indiana, he died on Jan 30 1952 in Pike Co., Mo., burial at Fairview Cem., Frankford, Pike Co., Mo.. He was the son of Francis Marion Wright and Margret Ellen Lakin. James married Sarah Ellen Petty on Aug 17 1896 in Montgomery Co., Indiana. They had 5 children; Eva Leola Wright b.1896, Ada Opal Wright b.1898, Lee Wright b.1902, Ura Wright b.1910 and Lowell J. Wright b.1917.



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  Sarah Viola Wright (Francis,James) was born on Sept 23 1867 in Indiana, she died on March 11 1907 in Ladoga, Montgomery Co., Indiana, burial at Harshbarger Cem., Clark Twp., Montgomery Co., Indaina. She was the daughter of Francis Marion Wright and Margret Lakin. Sarah married George Marion Foxworthy on Nov 10 1887 in Montogmery Co., Indiana. George Marion Foxworthy was born on April 23 1857 in Daviess, Mo., he died on March 11 1832 in Ladoga, Montgomery Co., Indiana, burial at Harshbarger Cem., Clark Twp., Montgomery Co., Indiana. Sarah and George had 7 children; Rhonda Ellen Foxworthy b.1889, Owen Francis Foxworthy b.1890, Orra May Foxworthy b.1893, John Leslie Foxworthy b.1895, Charles James Foxworthy b.1897, Mary Lucille Foxworthy b.1899 and Delbert Louis Foxworthy b.1903.


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  Eva Leola Wright (James, Francis, James) was born in 1896 in Eugene, Indiana, date of death unknown. She was the daughter of James Whittley Wright and Sarah Ellen Petty. Eva married Ray Short  on March 2 1920 in Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co., Indiana. Ray Short was born in 1892 in Montgomery Co., Indiana.




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  Ada Opal Wright (James,Francis,James) was born on Dec 1 1898 in Indiana, she died on March 9 1954 in Pike Co., Mo., burial at Adiel Cem., Pike Co., Mo.. She was the daughter of James Whittley Wright and Sarah Ellen Petty. Ada married Williard D. Miller. They had eight children.



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