John II Wright

Male 1710 - 1792  (82 years)


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  • Name John II Wright 
    Born 1710 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Feb 1792 
    Person ID I5231  Treespot
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2019 

    Father John Wright, I,   b. ~ 1682/1685,   d. 1739  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Dorothy Awbrey,   b. 1680,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1706 
    Family ID F1890  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Darnalls,   b. 1710,   d. 1785  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 1727 
    Children 
     1. W. Wright
     2. J. Wright
     3. R. Wright
     4. M. Wright
     5. E. Wright
     6. John III Wright,   b. 30 Oct 1728, Prince William County/Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1789, Flat Rock, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F1889  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    1st U.S. President George Washington from 1789-1797.
    1st U.S. President George Washington from 1789-1797.
    2nd cousin to John Wright II.

    Histories
    Summaries of Francis Wright, John Wright I, John Wright II - Justices for Great Britain and Great Uncle, 1st cousin, and 2nd cousin of President George Washington
    Summaries of Francis Wright, John Wright I, John Wright II - Justices for Great Britain and Great Uncle, 1st cousin, and 2nd cousin of President George Washington
    Our ancestors living in the Virginia Colony during Queen Anne, King George I, King George II, King George III, and President George Washington

  • Notes 
    • (Research):2/24/2011 - Chart from Virginia Howe

      31 May 2019 - "Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine" Vol. 4 No. 8 January, 1923
      "The Washington-Wright Connection and Some Descendants of Major Francis and Anne (Washington) Wright" by Charles Arthur Hoppin
      https://books.google.com/books?id=BbNYAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

      p. 210

      John Wright Jr. bought 236 acres of land in 1740-41 in Prince William County, Virginia "situated about twenty miles west of Dumfries" (220).
      "On this estate John Wright, Gentl, and his wife Elizabeth Darnell Wright lived for fifty years; in that private burial ground they were interred, as also two of their three daughters and one if not tow of their three sons. He was the seventh judge, the sixth military officer, the second sheriff, and the seventh "gentleman," successively, in the American hisotry of his ancestry. Well may we recount, at this moment, that his great-great grandfathers were Lt. Col. Nathaniel Pople, gentleman and justice, and Col. John Mottrom, gentleman, justice and burgess of the colony of Virginia; his great-grandfathers were Col. John Washington, gentleman, justice and burgess, and Capt. Richard Wright, gentleman and justice; he was second cousin of General George Washington, first president of the United States; his grandfather Major Francis Wright was a justice and sheriff; while his father, John, was the sixth successive justice of Westmoreland and a founder of the county of Prince William. That he fairly maintained the social and official position of his family was to be expected. The records indicate that he was a man of dignity and reserve, who held the respect and confidence of men. So consistent was the continuous prominence in the same vocation of this family in the affairs of the counties in which the successive members lived that were there no other evidences of their relationship that fact of their inherited traits, abilities, and vocation descending from father to son would afford cause for a belief in the pedigree. At no time prior to the War of the Revolution is any man surnamed Wright, other than of this particular family of Wrights, found recorded in Northumberland, Westmoreland, Prince William and Fauquier counties, Virginia, in any public office highter than of a warden or inspector of highways" (222).

      "Captain Wright was not a Tory is certain for his sons William and James were American soldiers in that War (Revolutionary War), his son John having left Virginia for North Carolina in the year before the war. p.240

      He had 33 known grandchildren. p. 241


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