Austin Wright1

M, #14809, b. between 1745 and 1749, d. before 21 December 1829
FatherRobert Wright2 b. b 1710, d. b 28 Apr 1783
MotherMary (--?--)3 d. b 26 Oct 1794

Family 1

Sarah Lark d. b 1 May 1806
Child

Family 2

Lucy Holloway
Last Edited28 Jan 2019
     Austin Wright was born between 1745 and 1749, son of Robert Wright and Mary (--?--). Lucius Wright believes the facts that Austin was named a defendant in Brunswick County Court in 1769 and purchased land in 1771 imply that he was born before June 1748.1,4 He was also known as Augustine.5,6

     On 19 May 1770, Stephen Hatchell sold to Austin Wright, "of Mecklenburg County" 150 acres of land, "bounded by Flatt Creek, Robert Good, Ned's Branch, Laban Wright, and said Hatchell."

     This tract of land was sold to Hatchell by Laban Wright on 11 Oct 1764, 150 acres of land, "part of 386 acres patent by John Wright 10 Jan 1748, Flatt Creek, adj. Haw Branch and Rock Branch, to Stephen Hatschel" at Mecklenburg County, Virginia Colony.7

     On 10 September 1771, he purchased land in Mecklenburg County, Virginia Colony.4

     Austin Wright married Sarah Lark, daughter of Robert Lark and Mary (--?--).1

     On 11 August 1781, although he was not named in his father's will of this date, Austin ended up as executor of this will both when his brothers, Reubin and Joshua, declined. Austin's brother, Robert, acted as his security.8

     On 10 April 1782, the county court processed claims originating from the Revolution in which it noted Austin Wright for Edward Fince for 900# of beef.9

     On 4 September 1786, 'Augustin' Wright, of Mecklenburg Co., Va., sold to John Penn of Brunswick Co. for £106 a tract of 175 acres beginning 'at Walker's line where it crosses the gum branch, thence along the said line to Samuel Briggs' spring branch . . . to Stith's line . . " This indenture was signed by 'Austin' Wright and witnessed by Samuel Briggs, Reuben Wright (his brother), and Robert Wright (his father). It is this sale, which is probably his inheritance from the estate of Robert Wright, that established his connection.10

     On 9 October 1786, "The claim of Austin Wright against the public for his services in collecting cattle seventy days for Continental use, for which he received four hundred & fifty pounds in Oct 1781 is examined and allowed by the Court" at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.11

     On 22 January 1787, in this Court, an Indenture of Bargain and Sale between Augustine Wright to John Penn was proved by Reuben Wright, Samuel Briggs & Robert Wright the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded at Brunswick County, Virginia.12

     On 13 October 1787, Austin Wright was appointed ensign in the county's militia, with Stephen Mabry as Captain and William Blanton as lieutenant.13

     On 10 August 1790, he "brought suit against Ray Moss for trespass, assault and battery. The case was referred to the District Court, but no record of outcome has been found."14

     On 13 July 1795, a lawsuit "was filed by Frederick Collier, and Ann, his wife, against Samuel Lark, Jacob Fox and Elizabeth, his wife, Augustine Wright and Sarah, his wife, John Holmes, Walter Leigh, and Joshua Smith. Notation was made that Jacob Fox and Elizabeth, Walter Leigh, and Joshua Smith were not inhabitants of the Commonwealth of Virginia. This suit established that Frederick Collier's wife was Ann Lark, and that Augustine Wright's wife was Sarah Lark."15

     On 8 August 1803, Austin was sued by Ebenezer McGowan for non-performance as security on a bond in the amount of £3.15.8 1/2 at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.16

     On 9 October 1804, in Austin Wright's suit against Richard Russell, "By consent of the parties aforementioned is awarded the plt to examine and take the deposition of Robert Huddleston, William Turner, Stephen Turner (this may be TT's 3rd great-grandfather]) David Moss, Joshua Wright and Phebe Wright witness in this cause of Warren County and State of North Carolina before any two magistrates of that County giving the dft legal notice of the time and place of execution of service."

     "On December 9, 1805 (in the same case): "The defendant granted permission to take the deposition of James William Daniel Pitchford, and John Baird all of Warren Co., N. C., and the plt. to take the deposition of Edmund Webb, John Baird, Thomas Newman, Daniel; Newman and Philemon Hawkins all of Warren Co., N. C."

     "A jury was finally selected to hear this case on March 11, 1806," and found in favor of the plaintiff (Austin Wright) the next day at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.17

     Before 14 October 1805, he moved from the land he had purchased from Hatchell, which was along Flatt Creek, north of the Roanoke, to land south of the Roanoke, as shown by the following road order:
     Daniel Taylor appointed surveyor of road from county line to Blanton's Ferry in room of Presley Hinton with the hands of sd. Daniel, Hinton, Amasa Palmer, Reuben Wright, Charles King, Henry King, Edward Davis, William Davis, Baxter Davis, Wms (?) Davis, Thomas H. Davis, Richard Fox, Richard Marshall, Jacob Bugg, Elijah Rideout, Edmund Webb, Wesley Webb, Edward Palmer, John Read, Walter Pennington, Austin Wright, William Hamilton, Jeremiah Griffin,Joseph King, Richard Glenn, and William S. Collier."

     "Richard Fox, (son of 1771 Richard Fox of Mecklenburg County, Virginia) sold a parcel of land inherited from his father's claim on the south side of the Roanoke River to James Blanton in 1777. Amasa Palmer's land was on the county line near the present Palmer's Spring.

     Since Richard Fox is listed in the middle of the above road order, it seems likely that the clerk went down one side of the road from the county line to Blanton's Ferry over the Roanoke and then back up the other side of the road to the county line."18

     On 11 March 1806, Austin Wright was found in debt to Presley Hinton Brothers for just over £35 at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.19

     Austin married Lucy Holloway on 1 May 1806 at Mecklenburg County, Virginia, with Francis Ballard as his security.1

     Austin Wright left a will dated on 11 May 1829 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, in which he named his wife, Lucy; daughters: Rebecca B. Ferrar, Nancy Wright, Betsy Kendrick, Polly Holloway, Martha Turner, Jenny Potter, and Sally Clements; and, sons: Samuel Wright, Austin Wright, Robert Wright, and John Wright, deceased. He named his son-in-law, William H. Ferrar, as his executor.20

     He died before 21 December 1829 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 28 Jan 2019.20

     His estate was probated on 21 December 1829 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.20

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1782on Lewis Parham's List with eight white souls and eight black soulsMecklenburg County, Virginia21
1784with ten NegroesMecklenburg County, Virginia22
1790as Augustine Wright "implying that he had himself as his tithe, and still had several slaves (The only other Wright in the Lower District was James, who can be shown to be in a different area, away from the Roanoke River, and is probably connected with the Wrights of Stony Creek in Lunenburg County")Mecklenburg County, Virginia23
1791with two tithesMecklenburg County, Virginia24
1792with two tithes, the second being for John WrightMecklenburg County, Virginia25
1793with two tithes, the second still for John WrightMecklenburg County, Virginia26
1794with one tithe, but with a William Wright having one poll nearbyMecklenburg County, Virginia27
between 1795 and 1797with one poll during these yearsMecklenburg County, Virginia28
1798with two polls, for himself and for his son, John WrightMecklenburg County, Virginia29
1805for the last timeMecklenburg County, Virginia28

Citations

  1. [S2863] Wrght, Lucius. Austin Wright in "1829 (year of death) Austin Wright of Mecklenburg Co., Va. (place of death)", listserve message to Wright Family Genealogy Forum:http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?Austin,wright::wright::17887.html, uploaded 6 Sep 2004, accessed 13 Mar 2011, accessed 13 Mar 2011.
  2. [S3452] Brunswick County, Virginia Court Order Book, vol. 2, 1741-1742, FHL Film 0,030,662 #2, microfilm of original records at the Brunswick County Courthouse in Lawrenceville, Virginia, Robert Wright will entry (location of original will), page 438.
  3. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," typed manuscript, Wright, Lucius F., analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, received via email 17 Mar 2011, citing the will of Robert Wright in Brunswick County,Virginia Court Order Book 2:438-439.
  4. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 4.
  5. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 5.
  6. [S3505] Austin Wright," 1829 Austin Wright of Mecklenburg County, Virginia," Wright, Lucius F., analysis as of 23 Jan 2004, received via email 17 Mar 2011, page 1.
  7. [S3505] "1829 Austin Wright of Mecklenburg County, Virginia," typed manuscript, 23 Jan 2004, page 1, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Deeds, 1765-1771. (Miami Beach: TLC Genealogy, 1990), p. 45.
  8. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, citing the will of Robert Wright in Brunswick County,Virginia Court Order Book 2:438-439 and Order Book 2:157.
  9. [S3780] Abercrombie, Janice L. and Slatten, Richard, compilers. Virginia Publick Claims - Mecklenburg County (Athens, Georgia: Iberian Publishing Company), page 17, citing page 12.
  10. [S3505] "1829 Austin Wright of Mecklenburg County, Virginia," typed manuscript, 23 Jan 2004, page 1, citing Brunswick County, Virginia Deed Book 14:257.
  11. [S2863] Wrght. Austin Wright in "Austin Wright Genealogy," listserve message 6 Sep 2004, page 3, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Court Order Book 6:604.
  12. [S3436] Brunswick County, Virginia Court Order Books, vols. 14-15, Sep 1784-1792, FHL Film 0,030,667, microfilm of original records at the Brunswick County Courthouse in Lawrenceville, Virginia, Augustine Wright to John Penn, Order Book 14 (#1 on roll), page 437.
  13. [S3505] "1829 Austin Wright of Mecklenburg County, Virginia," typed manuscript, 23 Jan 2004, page 3, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Court Order Book 7:129.
  14. [S3505] "1829 Austin Wright of Mecklenburg County, Virginia," typed manuscript, 23 Jan 2004, page 3.
  15. [S2863] Wrght. Austin Wright in "Austin Wright Genealogy," listserve message 6 Sep 2004, page 2, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Court Order Book 8:475. See also Mecklenburg County, Virginia Court Order book 8:223 [10 Feb 1794]. The suit was abated 13 May 1799 on the death of the plaintiffs [Mecklenburg County, Virginia Court Order Book 10:170].
  16. [S3505] "1829 Austin Wright of Mecklenburg County, Virginia," typed manuscript, 23 Jan 2004, page 3, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Court Order Book 12:18. McGowan was a Methodist preacher who emigrated from England and was apparently involved in a number of money transactions, as he was actively suing for collection of debts in the records for these years. The suit against Austin Wright was for one of the smaller sums.
  17. [S3505] "1829 Austin Wright of Mecklenburg County, Virginia," typed manuscript, 23 Jan 2004, page 3, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Court Order Book 13:119.
  18. [S3505] "1829 Austin Wright of Mecklenburg County, Virginia," typed manuscript, 23 Jan 2004, pages 3-4.
  19. [S3505] "1829 Austin Wright of Mecklenburg County, Virginia," typed manuscript, 23 Jan 2004, page 3, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Court Order Book 13:274.
  20. [S3134] Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will Books, vol. 10 (p.302-end), 1825-1826, vols. 11-12, 1826-1832, 1837, FHL Film 1,870,863, microfilm of original records and typescripts at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse in Boydton, Virginia and at the Virginia State Library and Archives at Richmond, Virginia, Austin Wright will, Will Book 12, pages 72-74.
  21. [S3796] "Mecklenburg County, Virginia 1782 Taxlist of Lewis Parham", contributed by Joy Fisher, email at e-mail address, online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/mecklenburg/census/1782/1782tax04.txt , uploaded 29 Jun 2008, website address verified 13 Jul 2019.
  22. [S3505] "1829 Austin Wright of Mecklenburg County, Virginia," typed manuscript, 23 Jan 2004, page 1, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Tax List 1784, Lower District, page 17.
  23. [S3505] "1829 Austin Wright of Mecklenburg County, Virginia," typed manuscript, 23 Jan 2004, page 1, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Tax List, Lower District, page 47.
  24. [S3505] "1829 Austin Wright of Mecklenburg County, Virginia," typed manuscript, 23 Jan 2004, page 2, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Tax List 1791, Lower District, page 14.
  25. [S3505] "1829 Austin Wright of Mecklenburg County, Virginia," typed manuscript, 23 Jan 2004, page 2, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Tax List 1792, Lower District, page 29.
  26. [S3505] "1829 Austin Wright of Mecklenburg County, Virginia," typed manuscript, 23 Jan 2004, page 2, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Tax List 1793, Lower District, page 35.
  27. [S3505] "1829 Austin Wright of Mecklenburg County, Virginia," typed manuscript, 23 Jan 2004, page 2, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Tax List 1794, Lower District, page 29. William is on page 28. John disappears from the tax lists in 1794, 1975, and 1796.
  28. [S3505] "1829 Austin Wright of Mecklenburg County, Virginia," typed manuscript, 23 Jan 2004, page 2.
  29. [S3505] "1829 Austin Wright of Mecklenburg County, Virginia," typed manuscript, 23 Jan 2004, page 2, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Tax List 1798, Lower District, page 49.

Sarah Lark1

F, #14810, d. before 1 May 1806
FatherRobert Lark1 b. c 1745, d. b 10 Jun 1793
MotherMary (--?--)2

Family

Austin Wright b. bt 1745 - 1749, d. b 21 Dec 1829
Child
Last Edited28 Jan 2019
     Sarah Lark married Austin Wright, son of Robert Wright and Mary (--?--).2

     On 10 May 1790, Sally released her dower rights in a conveyance of land by her husband, Austin, to Sherwood Bugg at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.3

     On 8 February 1793, she is named Sarah Wright in her father's will of this date.1

     Further proof that she was the daughter of Robert Lark is found in the lawsuit filed 13 Jul 1795 which establishes that Augustine Wright's wife was Sarah Lark.4

     Sarah Wright died before 1 May 1806 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 28 Jan 2019.2

Citations

  1. [S3126] Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 1, 3-4, 1765-1802, FHL Film 1,870,858, microfilm of original records and typescripts at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse in Boydton, Virginia and at the Virginia State Library and Archives at Richmond, Virginia, Robert Lark will, Will Book 3, pages 163-165.
  2. [S2863] Wrght, Lucius. Austin Wright in "1829 (year of death) Austin Wright of Mecklenburg Co., Va. (place of death)", listserve message to Wright Family Genealogy Forum:http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?Austin,wright::wright::17887.html, uploaded 6 Sep 2004, accessed 13 Mar 2011, accessed 13 Mar 2011.
  3. [S2863] Wrght. Austin Wright in "Austin Wright Genealogy," listserve message 6 Sep 2004, page 2, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 7:583 and Mecklenburg County, Virginia Court Order Book 7:592.
  4. [S2863] Wrght. Austin Wright in "Austin Wright Genealogy," listserve message 6 Sep 2004, page 2, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Court Order Book 8:475. See also Mecklenburg County, Virginia Court Order book 8:223 [10 Feb 1794]. The suit was abated 13 May 1799 on the death of the plaintiffs [Mecklenburg County, Virginia Court Order Book 10:170].

Robert Lark1,2

M, #14811, b. circa 1745, d. before 10 June 1793
FatherMajor Dennis Lark2 b. b 1720, d. b 13 Sep 1773

Family

Mary (--?--)
Child
Last Edited15 Jun 2019
     Robert Lark was born circa 1745, son of Major Dennis Lark. He can't have been born this late, given that he served in and was paid by the militia in 1758.3

(To see a map, please click Lunenburg County, Virginia 1748)

     On 1 March 1749, Benjamin Beard (Baird) conveyed to Robert Larke, for £10, 175 acres, on east side of Milles' or Dockrey's Creek in Lunenburg County, Virginia Colony, it being a tract formerly patented to Lawrence House. Signed by Benjamin Beard. Witnesses: Dennis Lark, Thomas Well, Michael Rice, John (his mark) Wells. Recorded 3 Jul 1750.4

     On 14 September 1758, as of this date, Robert was owed £5, 7 shillings for his service during the French and Indian War.5

     Robert married Mary (--?--). It is unlikely that I'm going to be able to find a marriage record.6

     On 16 June 1759, Robert, of Lunenburg County and Cumberland Parish, conveyed to Wm Lucas of same, for £67, a certain tract of land in Lunenburg County, of about 50 acres on the East side of dockery's Creek and bounded by said Robert Lark. Signed by Robert Lark. Witnesses were Henry Delony, Dennis Larke, Champs Terry. Recorded 6 Nov 1759 after Mary, the wife of Robert Larke, relinquished her right of dower.6

     On 28 July 1761, Thomas Vinson, of Brunswick County, executor of the estate of Thomas Avent of Sussex County, conveyed to Robert for £5, all that certain tract of land, 304 acres bounded by the fork of Dockerys Creek, it being a tract of land granted to Avent deceased by patent of 15 Dec 1749, and was by Avent, by his will, ordered to be sold. Signed by Thomas Vinson. Witnesses: Benj: Baird, John (his mark) Ashhurst, Betty Jones. Recorded 2 Nov 1761.7

     On 10 June 1765, Robert is listed as an ensign in the Mecklenburg County militia.

     On 18 February 1768, James Hamner, Mecklenburg County, planter, conveyed to Robert Lark, same County - cons £150 current money of Virginia, 244 acres on Cunningham's . . with houses, gardens, orchards, fences, etc. Witnesses werre: Henry Delony, Robt. Cunningham, Issac (his mark) Holmes. Sarah, wife of James Hamner, relinquished her dower right in said land. Recorded 14 Mar 1768. [see Mecklenburg County, VA Deed Book 2, page 19] at Mecklenburg County, Virginia Colony.8

     On 9 May 1768, Robert conveyed to Robert Cuningham, both of Mecklenburg County, for £200, a certain tract of land in Mecklenburg County on the north or lower side of Miles Creek, about 245 acres and bounded by Henry Delony said Robert Cuningham, David Dortch, being all that tract purchased by the said Robert Lark of James Hamner as wil appear by deed granted from said Hamner to said Lark dated 18 Feb 1768. Signed by Robert Lark, There were no witnesses. The deed was acknowledged by Robert Lark and Mary, his wife. Recorded 9 May 1768 at Mecklenburg County, Virginia Colony.9

     On 6 February 1773, he is named Robert Junr in his father's will of this date.2

     On 9 August 1773, Robert Lark conveyed to Jacob Fox for £100, 269 acres on north side Dockerys Creek, near Adams' line and Larke. Witness was Noah Dortch. Recorded 12 Jul 1773.10

     He is listed as a colonial solider during the French and Indian Wars at Lunenburg County, Virginia.11

     A return of provisions, etc. collected by Henry Delony, Comr. of Mecklenburg from the 30th March to the 8th September 1781 for bacon: Robert contributed 62#.12

     On 9 April 1782, the county court processed claims originating from the Revolution in which it noted Robert's contribution of 3,600# of beef, 438# of beef and 62# of bacon.13

     On 13 May 1782, the county court processed claims originating from the Revolution in which it noted Robert's contribution of one smooth gun.14

     Robert Lark left a will dated on 8 February 1793 at Mecklenburg County, Virginia, in which he describes himself as "sick and weak but of sound mind and memory . . " He names his children: Samuel Lark; Elizabeth Fox, wife of Jacob Fox; Sarah Wright; Joyce Taylor, wife of Jones Taylor; and, Anne Collier. He names his grandsons: Lark Fox and Samuel Lark. He made specific bequests to his children and his land, after the death of his wife, to his two grandsons. He provided for freeing his slaves after his wife's death, giving each slave 100 acres of land. Executors: John Holmes, Walter Leigh, Joshua Smith. Witnesses: William Starling, Elizabeth Pennington, Edward Pennington, Junr. and Anthony Evans.15

     Robert died before 10 June 1793 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 28 Jan 2019.15

     His estate was probated on 10 June 1793 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.15

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1782on Lewis Parham's List with two white souls and nineteen black soulsMecklenburg County, Virginia16

Citations

  1. [S2863] Wrght, Lucius. Austin Wright in "1829 (year of death) Austin Wright of Mecklenburg Co., Va. (place of death)", listserve message to Wright Family Genealogy Forum:http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?Austin,wright::wright::17887.html, uploaded 6 Sep 2004, accessed 13 Mar 2011, accessed 13 Mar 2011.
  2. [S3126] Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 1, 3-4, 1765-1802, FHL Film 1,870,858, microfilm of original records and typescripts at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse in Boydton, Virginia and at the Virginia State Library and Archives at Richmond, Virginia, Dennis Lark will, Will Book 1, pages 164-167.
  3. [S2998] Currie, Randolph. "Dennis Lark Family, Virginia", contributed by Elroy Christenson, online at http://www.next1000.com/family/EC/lark.dennis.html , accessed 6 Sep 2011, site verified as active 15 Jun 2019.
  4. [S1218] Evans, June Banks, abstractor. Lunenburg County Virginia Deed Books 1 & 2, 1746-1752 (New Orleans: Bryn Ffyliaid Publications, 1989), page 34; citing Deed Book 2, page 74.
  5. [S3005] Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1988), page 213.
  6. [S2937] T.L.C. Genealogy, abstractor. Lunenburg County, Virginia Deeds: Books 5 & 6 1757-1761, Books 7 & 8 1761-1764 (Miami Beach: T.L.C. Genealogy, 1990), page 44; citing Deed Book 5, page 507.
  7. [S2937] T.L.C. Genealogy. Lunenburg Co., VA Deeds 1757-1764, page 92; citing Deed Book 6, page 492.
  8. [S3614] T.L.C. Genealogy, abstractor. Mecklenburg County, Virginia Deeds, 1765-1771 (Miami Beach: T.L.C. Genealogy, 1990), page 57, citing Deed Book 1, page 541.
  9. [S3614] T.L.C. Genealogy. Mecklenburg Co., Deeds 1765-1771, page 64, citing Deed Book 2, page 47.
  10. [S3617] T. L. C. Genealogy, abstractor. Mecklenburg County, Virginia Deeds, 1771-1776 (Miami Beach: T. L. C. Genealogy, 1991), page 66; citing Deed Book 4, page 129.
  11. [S2921] Bell, Landon Covington, compiler. The Old Free State: a Contribution to the History of Lunenburg County and Southside Virginia (Richmond: W. Byrd Press, 1927), page 194; accessed 23 Apr 2011.
  12. [S3780] Abercrombie, Janice L. and Slatten, Richard, compilers. Virginia Publick Claims - Mecklenburg County (Athens, Georgia: Iberian Publishing Company), page 38, citing page 1 and page 18.
  13. [S3780] Abercrombie and Slatten. Mecklenburg Co., VA Public Claims, page 8, citing page 6.
  14. [S3780] Abercrombie and Slatten. Mecklenburg Co., VA Public Claims, page 24, citing page 18.
  15. [S3126] Mecklenburg Co., VA Will Bks., vols. 1, 3-4, 1765-1802, FHL Film 1,870,858, Robert Lark will, Will Book 3, pages 163-165.
  16. [S3796] "Mecklenburg County, Virginia 1782 Taxlist of Lewis Parham", contributed by Joy Fisher, email at e-mail address, online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/mecklenburg/census/1782/1782tax04.txt , uploaded 29 Jun 2008, website address verified 13 Jul 2019.

Mary (--?--)1

F, #14812

Family

Robert Lark b. c 1745, d. b 10 Jun 1793
Child
Last Edited23 Sep 2018
     Mary (--?--) married Robert Lark, son of Major Dennis Lark. It is unlikely that I'm going to be able to find a marriage record.1

     On 8 February 1793, Robert Lark named his wife in his will of this date, but not by name.2

Citations

  1. [S2937] T.L.C. Genealogy, abstractor. Lunenburg County, Virginia Deeds: Books 5 & 6 1757-1761, Books 7 & 8 1761-1764 (Miami Beach: T.L.C. Genealogy, 1990), page 44; citing Deed Book 5, page 507.
  2. [S3126] Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 1, 3-4, 1765-1802, FHL Film 1,870,858, microfilm of original records and typescripts at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse in Boydton, Virginia and at the Virginia State Library and Archives at Richmond, Virginia, Robert Lark will, Will Book 3, pages 163-165.
  3. [S2863] Wrght, Lucius. Austin Wright in "1829 (year of death) Austin Wright of Mecklenburg Co., Va. (place of death)", listserve message to Wright Family Genealogy Forum:http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?Austin,wright::wright::17887.html, uploaded 6 Sep 2004, accessed 13 Mar 2011, accessed 13 Mar 2011.

Lucy Holloway1

F, #14813

Family

Austin Wright b. bt 1745 - 1749, d. b 21 Dec 1829
Last Edited2 Apr 2016
     Lucy Holloway married Austin Wright, son of Robert Wright and Mary (--?--), on 1 May 1806 at Mecklenburg County, Virginia, with Francis Ballard as his security.1

     On 11 May 1829, she is named Lucy in her husband's will.2

Citations

  1. [S2863] Wrght, Lucius. Austin Wright in "1829 (year of death) Austin Wright of Mecklenburg Co., Va. (place of death)", listserve message to Wright Family Genealogy Forum:http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?Austin,wright::wright::17887.html, uploaded 6 Sep 2004, accessed 13 Mar 2011, accessed 13 Mar 2011.
  2. [S3134] Mecklenburg County, Virginia Will Books, vol. 10 (p.302-end), 1825-1826, vols. 11-12, 1826-1832, 1837, FHL Film 1,870,863, microfilm of original records and typescripts at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse in Boydton, Virginia and at the Virginia State Library and Archives at Richmond, Virginia, Austin Wright will, Will Book 12, pages 72-74.