Wright Family (continued) pg 5
Capt. DANIEL WRIGHT (27 Sep 1759, Fauquier Co., VA - 24 May 1838, Madison Co., AL), son of John and Ann Williams Wright. He came south with the family in 1774. He was a Captain in the North Carolina Line during the American Revolution, and served in a company of mounted Infantry (Pension Cert.# 13268, File N. W10016). DAR # A130720. On January 24, 1782, he married Nancy (Ann/Anne) Young, daughter of Thomas Cadet Young & Judith Johnston of Iredell County, North Carolina. She was born in Virginia, July 7, 1762, and died in Madison County, Alabama, June 23, 1833, where she and Daniel settled about 1815 or earlier. Their reports to the kin back home in North Carolina may have induced other close members of the family to follow in 1817. Soon after the establishment of peace from the Revolution, Major William & Susan Young Gill, with their family, and the other two sons-in-law of Mr. Young, viz: Major Daniel Wright and Dr. Thomas Moody, and his sons, William, Henry, and Thomas Young, removed to North Carolina and settled near him. Major William Gill was an Aide to General Washington.
In Daniel Wright’s will, dated July 2, 1837, he named sons Thomas, John, and Daniel W. and daughters Nancy Shackleford and Lucinda Wyche. He had another daughter, Elizabeth, the first wife of Thomas McCrary. Her three daughters Evalina, Eliza, and Lucinda were named in Daniel Wright's will as his grandchildren. Most of the information on Daniel Wright was taken from the magazine article, "The Wright Family of Madison County, Alabama."
WASHINGTON ANCESTRY, Vol. I, page 453, by Charles A. Hoppin, states that Daniel and Nancy were the parents of twenty-four children, so stated by a great-grandson, Dr. William R. Wright of Jackson, Mississippi, on Dec. 8, 1919. But we have found the names of nine children only:
1. Thomas Wright, born Dec. 15, 1782 Surry County North Carolina, died Feb. 14, 1844, in Laurens County, South Carolina. He owned a plantation near Young's Store in Laurens County. He was married Sept. 22, 1812, Laurens County, South Carolina to Nancy Simpson, born Dec. 22, 1794, died March 19, 1880. She was the daughter of Col. John Simpson and Mary Wells. They had twelve children, all born in Laurens County, South Carolina.
2. Daniel Wright, No further information
3. Nancy Wright married Mr. Shackleford. No further information.
4. Lucinda/Lucy Wright married Mr. Wyche. No further information.
5. Elizabeth/Betsy Wright deceased before July 2, 1837. She married Thomas McCrary. He married second, Nancy Wright who was his first wife's cousin and daughter of Williams Wright and Sally Mitchell. Elizabeth and Thomas had three daughters. He died Aug. 31, 1865.
6. Amelia Wright, no further information
7. James Wright, no further information
8. John Wright, born Sept. 19, 1790, in Surry County (now Yadkin) and died January 2, 1847, in Tate County, Mississippi. He married May 5, 1819, to Mary Yarrell Wood, born Oct. 31, 1803, and died 1865 in Tate County. There is a record of one child; there may have been others.
9. William Wright married Nov. 9, 1804, Betsy Hanes.
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ELIZABETH “BETSY” WRIGHT was born 12 Apr 1793 in Iredell Co, NC. , the daughter of Capt. Daniel Wright and Nancy Young. Betsy married Maj. Thomas McCrary, 23 Sep 1812. Three of her siblings migrated to Alabama: Daniel, Williams, and Lucretia (Lucy)-are known to have settled in Madison County, Alabama. The story of the migration of the three Wright children to Alabama, is told in a magazine article, "The Wright Family of Madison County, Alabama," by Mrs. Atwood Hill Mathes (Tylers Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol.8, pp. l94-206), who incorrectly included Amelia and John among the children who settled in Alabama. Thomas McCrary, an early citizen of Madison County who is thought to have accompanied the Wrights in their migration, was twice married to a Wright. His first wife was Betsy Wright, daughter of Daniel; the second was Nancy, daughter of Williams Wright. He died August 31, 1865, and was buried beside his first wife. Betsy died 10 May, 1821, aged only 28, and is buried in the Wright Family Cemetery, Madison Co., AL.
Betsy is buried in the same Wright family graveyard as her father, Daniel.
Her stones reads:
12th April 1793
Departed this life
10th May 1821
Maj. Thomas McCrary was born 17 Jan 1789 in South Carolina, and was the son of Matthew McCrary and (Miss) Dillard.
Tyler's Quarterly, "Wright Family of Madison County, Alabama" pg 194, provides the following records which were copied from the BIBLE of Thomas McCrary, and the Bible, still intact, was in possession of his granddaughter, Hattie McCrary, who lived in the old home."
"Thomas McCrary born Aug 12, 1786 - and was married to Betsy Wright 23rd Sept 1812 and my wife Betsy Wright was born 12th April 1793."
Children of Betsy Wright and Thomas McCrary:
1) James Alfred McCrary born 1813, died 1820
2) Nancy Evalina McCrary b Jan 1815 - married a Mr. Eastland much to the grief of her Father. He did not forgive her for years but the reconciliation was finally effected by his second wife.
3) Lucinda McCrary, born 21 July 1819 married Mr. Cloyd
4) Mary Elizabeth McCrary - called Eliza - born Jan 23rd 1817, married Joe Battle of Madison County and had:
a) Jay who married Katie Robinson
b) Tommie, who married Dr. John Hampton - his second wife.
c) Emma, married Manoah Hampton
d) Margaret, married Mr. Horton
e) Mac, married Dr. Tolliver
f) a son who died unmarried.
Nancy Wright my second wife was born 16th December 1804 and married 23rd Nov 1823
5) Williams Wright McCrary was born 17 Oct 1827
Betsy McCrary died 10th May 1821
Col. Williams Wright departed this life 2 July 1825
Thomas McCrary departed this life 31st Aug 1865 "
There was another McCrary Bible record very like the other only that it contains the records of the Williams Wright family. As stated above, Thomas McCrary married Nancy Wright, oldest child of Williams and Sally (Mitchell) Wright. They were married only two years before the death of Williams and his wife. The McCrary’s made a home for these children and reared them as their own."
Heritage of Yadkin County says he was buried in the same Wright family graveyard as his wife, Betsy...
To the memory of
Jan 17 1789
Departed this life
Aug 31, 1865
However, p. 330, "From Whence We Came" states: Thomas McCrary was buried beside his first wife, Betsey, in the cemetery on the Daniel Wright plantation in the NE 1/4 Sec. 26 Tswp 2S R1E. It is about 1/2 mile, as the crow flies, from the old homestead and a short distance off the road as you go back to the Öld Winchester Road. According to the book, several years ago Alice McCrary Thomas had the body or the dust of Thomas removed and placed beside Nancy's grave in the SW 1/4 of Sec. 14 Twsp 2S R1E. This is across the road from the home of Nancy's parents. I have not idea why she did this.
Nancy and Thomas McCrary had one son: Williams Wright McCrary, born 17 Oct 1827
Elizabeth “Betsy” Wright and Thomas McCrary had the following children:
1. ELIZABETH (Betsy) * WRIGHT (b.12 Apr 1793-Iredell Co.,NC d.10 May 1821-Madison Co,AL)
sp: Maj. THOMAS * MCCRARY (b.17 Jan 1789-South Carolina m.23 Sep 1812 d.31 Aug 1865-Madison Co,AL)
|-2. MARY ELIZABETH MCCRARY * (b.23 Jan 1817-Madison Co,AL d.20 Dec 1870)
| sp: JOSIAH DAVIS BATTLE (b.18 Sep 1811-North Carolina m.20 Dec 1837 d.2 Jan 1864-Madison Co,AL)
| |-3. Margaret Elizabeth BATTLE (b.2 Nov 1838 d.3 Sep 1878)
| | sp: Mr. Rhoda Van HORTON
| |-3. EMMA JANE * BATTLE (b.17 Aug 1840-Meridianville,(Madison County),AL d.7 Jun 1882-Lawrence County,AL) (my great-great grandparents)
| | sp: MANOAH BOSTICK (II) HAMPTON (C.S.A.) (b.16 Apr 1835-Leighton,Colbert C.,AL m.31 May 1860 d.2 Mar 1915-Leighton,AL)
| | |-4. Cynthia Mitchell HAMPTON (b.12 May 1861-Huntsville,AL d.5 May 1937-Pasadena/Los Angeles,CA)
| | | sp: Arthur Wallace SIAS (b.7 Jun 1855 m.30 Oct 1907 d.2 Aug 1928-Pasadena,California)
| | |-4. * MARY ELIZABETH "Lilie" HAMPTON (b.6 Sep 1863-Leighton,AL d.23 Jun 1925-Nashville,TN)
| | | sp: WALTER FLAVIUS (Sr.) MCCLURE * (b.1 Mar 1856-Cornersville,TN m.11 Aug 1885 d.24 Jul 1915-Birmingham,AL) (my great-grandparents)
| | | |-5. Mary Battle MCCLURE (b.30 Aug 1886 d.1979-Birmingham,AL)
| | | | sp: William Watson WALKER (b.28 Apr 1882-Clay Co.,AL m.8 Jun 1910 d.1943-Birmingham,AL)
| | | |-5. William Hampton MCCLURE (b.22 Jul 1889-Lewisburg,TN d.1959-Birmingham,AL)
| | | | sp: Mary BRYAN (b.1889 m.29 Nov 1911 d.1969-Birmingham,AL)
| | | |-5. Walter Flavius (Jr.) MCCLURE (b.3 Nov 1892-West Point,TN d.Feb 1981-Covington,Saint Tammany,LA)
| | | | sp: Bessie WILSON (b.14 Mar 1898-Warrington,England d.31 Aug 1990-Mandeville,Saint Tammany,LA)
| | | |-5. Robert P. MCCLURE * (b.29 Oct 1894-Lewisburg,TN d.16 Jun 1955-Birmingham,AL) (my grandparents)
| | | | sp: Helen Virginia JACKSON (b.20 Jun 1899-Georgia m.12 Jun 1920 d.25 May 1974-Birmingham,AL)
| | | |-5. Lilie MCCLURE (b.9 Mar 1898-Lewisburg,TN d.9 Sep 1986-Nashville,TN)
| | | | sp: Campbell Gentry (Sr.) MILES (b.12 Dec 1878 m.14 Mar 1923 d.29 Apr 1960)
| | | +-5. Sue Chilton MCCLURE (b.5 Feb 1904-Lewisburg,TN d.15 Oct 1987-Birmingham,AL)
| | | sp: Lamar ALDRIDGE (b.16 Aug 1894-Catherine,AL m.20 May 1924 d.10 Jul 1939)
| | | sp: Robins Pharr ALDRIDGE (b.Birmingham,AL)
| | |-4. Dr. Thomas McCrary HAMPTON (b.9 Jun 1865-Leighton,AL)
| | | sp: Anne Mackintosh CAMERON (b.14 Feb 1875-Vermont m.7 Oct 1895)
| | |-4. Emma Battle HAMPTON (b.14 Jul 1869-Leighton,AL d.12 Jun 1959-Los Angeles,CA)
| | | sp: James Theodore WOOD (b.4 Feb 1865-Illinois m.21 Jul 1894 d.29 Mar 1935-Meagher County,Montana)
| | | |-5. James T. (Jr.) WOOD (b.3 Aug 1895)
| | | | sp: Unknown
| | | +-5. Mary J. WOOD (b.1894-Montana)
| | | sp: C. A. LINN of Montana (b.1884-Minnesota)
| | |-4. Matilda Parberry HAMPTON (b.26 Jul 1873 d.30 Jan 1953-Helena,Montana)
| | | sp: Gideon Kennedy SPENCER (b.21 Oct 1873-Canyon Ferry m.16 Oct 1902 d.Aft 1953)
| | | |-5. Louise SPENCER (b.10 May 1905-White Sulphur Springs,Montana d.8 Mar 1912-White Sulphur Springs,Montana)
| | | +-5. Matilda SPENCER (b.20 Sep 1908-White Sulphur Springs,Meagher County,Montana)
| | | sp: Milton V. RITTER (m.27 Dec 1930)
| | |-4. Manoah Bostick (III) HAMPTON (b.14 Aug 1877-Alabama d.1 Dec 1957-Los Angeles,CA)
| | | sp: Eva HARTFIELD (b.23 Dec 1884-Minnesota m.16 Nov 1911 d.2 Jul 1974-Los Angeles,CA)
| | +-4. Brock Chilton HAMPTON (b.15 Sep 1880 d.5 Sep 1960-Los Angeles,CA)
| | sp: Anna Edith BOITANO (b.24 Nov 1886-Mayfield,CA m.31 Jul 1918)
| | +-5. Jane Elizabeth HAMPTON (b.13 Jan 1921-Washington,D.C.)
| | sp: Jerry COLLINS
| |-3. Jacob William BATTLE (b.May 1843?)
| | sp: Katie ROBINSON (b.Dec 1845)
| | |-4. B.A. BATTLE (b.Sep 1871)
| | |-4. Jos. R. BATTLE (b.May 1872)
| | |-4. Katherine BATTLE (b.Jul 1880)
| | |-4. Chester Ernest BATTLE (b.14 Oct 1883-Madison Co,AL)
| | +-4. Joanna BATTLE (b.Apr 1885)
| |-3. Mary Thomas BATTLE (b.21 Feb 1844 d.May 1884)
| | sp: Dr. John Placibo HAMPTON (b.22 Jan 1825-Lawrence County,AL m.1868 d.8 Jun 1907-Madison Co,AL)
| |-3. Lucinda Battle (died a child) BATTLE (b.20 Aug 1846 d.18 Oct 1850)
| |-3. Elizabeth McCrary BATTLE (b.Abt 1849)
| | sp: Dr. TOLLIVER
| |-3. Cullen Wright (died an infant) BATTLE (b.23 Jul 1854 d.23 Aug 1854)
| +-3. Josiah Davis II BATTLE (b.10 Apr 1858 d.30 Apr 1882)
|-2. James Alfred MCCRARY (died a child) (b.4 Jul 1813 d.13 Aug 1820-(7 yrs 1 mo))
|-2. Nancy Evelina A. MCCRARY (b.28 Mar 1815)
| sp: Orville EASTLAND (m.8 Apr 1835)
| |-3. Wiilliam H. EASTLAND
| | sp: Harriet HUNTER (m.5 Sep 1864)
| | |-4. Olivia EASTLAND
| | |-4. Mackie EASTLAND
| | |-4. Howard H. EASTLAND
| | +-4. John B. EASTLAND
| |-3. Thomas M. EASTLAND (b.Abt 1844)
| |-3. Exine EASTLAND (b.Abt 1847)
| +-3. Joseph E. EASTLAND (b.Abt 1854)
+-2. Lucinda MCCRARY (b.21 Jul 1819)
sp: James B. CLOYD (m.22 Apr 1840)
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