Robert Wright1

M, #14832, b. before 1710, d. before 28 April 1783

Family

Mary (--?--) d. b 26 Oct 1794
Children
Last Edited2 Feb 2019
     
The Ancestry of Robert Wright

     There are indications that Robert Wright and his family originally lived in King William County, Virginia Colony. Given the fact that he had an adult son, Reuben, who was born between 1730-1735, it seems likely he was born no later than 1710.2 I don't know what these indications are, but I have not found any records in King William County mentioning this family prior to Robert's appearance in Brunswick County where he is described in a deed as 'of King William County.'
     Robert Wright was born before 1710 in King William County, Virginia Colony.2

     Robert married Mary (--?--). It is unlikely that I'm going to be able to find a marriage record.1

     Before 28 March 1774, Robert was one of the purchasers at the estate sale of Phillip Penn dec'd by Thomas Penb admr. Jeremiah Wright was another buyer. Recorded on this date at Brunswick County, Virginia Colony.3

     On 20 February 1777, Thomas Briggs and his wife, Betty, and Robert Briggs and his wife, Ruth, sold 280 acres to Robert Wright, described as 'beginning S . . . line where it corners the Gum Clark [Creek?] thence along his line to corner at Briggs living Black [gum?] thence up this said branch, to head to a corner red oak thence by a line of marked trees to Mathis line thence up the said to the Garden Branch, thence down the said branch to the beginning . . . ' This indenture was witnessed by Reuben Wright, Joshua Wright, and William Walker at Brunswick County, Virginia.4

     On 15 October 1777, "Reuben Wright, 'of King William Co., brought 150 acres in Brunswick County from Thomas Briggs and his wife, Elizabeth, described as 'beginning on beginning at a small hickory on a Branch thence up the meanders of the said branch to a red oak on the same thence south three hundred and eight pole to a red oak on the lin Hensley his line . . . two hundred two poles to his corner on Marthis [Martin?] . . thence by a line of marked trees to the land of M. . . Branch and David H. . . in the said branch to Walker's Line thence along his line to the beginning . . . ' Witnesses to this indenture included Robert Wright, Samuel Briggs and Joshua Wright."5 An abstract of this transaction shows he paid £130 Virginia money for this land.6

     On 15 June 1778, "John Wright bought 101 acres in Brunswick County, from Jonathan Williams and his wife Elizabeth, which was described as bounded by John Williams, Ch. Matthews and William Townsend. The indenture was witnessed by Robert Wright, Robert Kennedy, and Henry Martin.7

     The indenture just prior to the above deed shows Abraham Martin sold 100 acres of land on the north side of Waqua Creek to Robert Kennedy in an indenture witnessed by Thomas Briggs, Henry Martin, and Samuel Stegall.8 This seems to establish a connection between John and Robert, and by implication, with John and Reuben.9

     Robert's name appears on a list of Patriots of Brunswick County, Virginia who rendered services during the Revolution. I believe his son to have been too young to have provided provisions, although he may have served.10

     On 27 March 1780, "Samuel Briggs and Betty Briggs, his wife, and Robert Briggs, and Ruth Briggs, his wife, sold to Richard Lamb 70 acres of land described as ' . . . along the line of William Walker on the north. . . along the line of Robert Wright on the west. ."11 The indenture was witnessed by Thomas Penn, John Allen, Robert Kennedy and David Thomas.

     These deeds establish that Reuben Wright, of King William County, Virginia, Robert Wright, and John Wright all took up residence on Waqua Creek, Brunswick County, Virginia, near the Briggs, Walker, and Kennedy (or Cannady) family in late 1777 and early 1778."12

     Robert Wright left a will dated on 11 August 1781 in Brunswick County, Virginia. Robert appears to have written his own will without benefit of legal counsel. As a result, his sons had problems with it.

The Will of Robert Wright

     "I Robert Wright of Brunswick County do make this my last will and Testament after all my just debts are paid as followeth - I give unto Mary wife one negro man named George one woman saddle one feather bed and furniture.
     Item I give unto my son Robt. Wright one negro woman named Milley and her youngest child Silvia.
     Item I give unto my daughter Jane Featherston one negro girl named Fib to her and her heirs I give unto my son Thomas Wright one Negro man named Daniel to him and his heirs I give unto my son Joshua one Negro boy named Jacob to him and his heirs.
     My will and desire is that where I have given Negroes they shall have _right to keep them. Also my will and desire is the remaining part of my estate be equally divided amongst my wife and children that are now living, the negroes that are not mentioned here I desire may not go out of the family, my desire is that my land should be sold my widow having a third part my desire is that Uriah's children may have an equal part of my movable estate. I give unto son Reubin Wright my two work steers. I do appoint my sons Reubin and Joshua my Executors of this my last will and Testament (this day)
                [signed] Robert Wright"

     Because Robert "neglected to have his will witnessed, the court had to investigate to determine if it was a true holographic will. The usual practice was for two or more of the witnesses to appear in court and swear that they saw the decedent sign the will. The two sons named executors, Joshua and Reuben, declined to perform the duty, which was common for wives, but less so for sons and deferred to an unnamed brother, Austin (Augustine). That they were in favor of this substitution is shown by the fact that another son, Robert, served as security for his brother. The will also implies that there were children who pre-deceased their father." Mr. Wright adds that the fact that Augustine is not named might imply he was a brother, but the data for him makes it clear that he is too young to be anything other than a son. "The will also implies that Robert had at least one brother, Uriah, who had children and to whom Robert must have been close in that he wished Uriah's children to share in his estate."13

     He died before 28 April 1783 in Brunswick County.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 2 Feb 2019.1

     On 28 April 1783, "On motion of Reubin Wright, Certificate granted him to obtain Letters of Administration on estate of Robert Wright, decd. Bartholomew Ingram and Thomas Penn securities for £2000. William Walker, Richard Lamb, John Haskins, and George Trotter to appraise the estate and the same persons to lay off to the widow her dower" at Brunswick County, Virginia.14

     His estate was probated on 26 May 1783 in Brunswick County, Virginia. "A writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Robert Wright decd. was presented . . . and on examining sundry witnesses the Court are of opinion the same was wholly wrote by said Testator and that same ought to be recorded as his agreed (?) last will and Testament, and the Executors therein named having refused thereto (?) on the motion of Austin Wright and he having given bond with security and taken the oath according to Law certificate was granted him for obtaining Letters of Administration of the said estate with this his will annexed.
     Ex teste Drury Stith CIC"

     Thomas Penn and Robert Wright gave securities in the amount of £2,000 for Austin Wright.15

     "This will shows a number of significant points about Robert Wright. First, he was literate and he apparently drew this will without benefit of counsel, as it does not follow the usual and customary form of wills from this era. Second, he neglected to have the will witnessed, so when his heirs entered the will into court, the Court had to investigate to determine that this was a true holographic will. The usual practice was for two or more of the witnesses to appear in court and swear that they saw the decedent sign the will. Third, the two sons named executors, Joshua and Reuben, declined to perform the duty, which was common for wives, but less so for sons, and deferred to an unnamed brother, Austin (Augustine). That they were in favor of this substitution is shown by the the fact that another son, Robert, served as security for his brother.

     The will also implies that there are children who have pre-deceased Robert. Unfortunately, from a genealogical perspective, he did not take the time to name those deceased children. He also had given slaves to others, and he wished to confirm their ownership of his gift, but he did not list the recipients. The fact that Augustine is not named might imply that he was a brother, rather than a son, but the data for him, (see 1829 Austin Wright of Mecklenburg County, Virginia) makes it clear that he is too young to be anything other than a son. The will also implies that Robert had at least one brother, Uriah, who had children. He must have been close to them, as he wished for Uriah's children to share in the division of his estate."16

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [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, page 4.
  3. [S1220] Bradley Jr., Stephen E., abstractor. Brunswick County, Virginia Will Books, Will Books 4 & 5 (in part), 1761-1780, II (Lawrenceville: S. E. Bradley Jr., 1997), page 35; citing Will Book 4, pt. 1, page 146-(196).
  4. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 1, citing Brunswick County, Virginia Court Deed Book 13:69.
  5. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 1, citing Brunswick County, Virginia Court Deed Book 13:67.
  6. [S2830] Bradley Jr., Stephen E., abstractor. Brunswick County, Virginia Deed Books, 1776-1787, vol. 6 (Lawrenceville: S. E. B., 1999), page 33; citing Deed Book 13, page 277 (67).
  7. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 1, citing Brunswick County, Virginia Court Deed Book 13:351.
  8. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 1, citing Brunswick County, Virginia Court Deed Book 13:350.
  9. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 1.
  10. [S3577] Lane, Rosa Thornton, compiler, Revolutionary Patriots of Brunswick County, Virginia (DAR Library: Col. Charles Lynch DAR Chapter, n.d.), Compiled from records in the State Library, Richmond, Virginia and copied by Flora Allen Lewis. Composed of Patriots who rendered services during the Revolution under the "Commissioners of Provisions" providing supplies for Continental Troops under Lafayette, Baron von Steuben, Gen. Nelson, Gen. Green, Gen. Washington, and others, as well as transporting the sick, provisions and guns with 44 names, including 46 officers.
  11. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 2, citing Brunswick County, Virginia Deed Book 14:74, proved 23 Oct 1780.
  12. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 2.
  13. [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. Note: I was unable to find this will in Brunswick County, Virginia Will Book 2 OR in the Court Order Books vol. 12-13 which covers the dates 1774-1783 when the will was proven, however, I did find it, as specified above, in Order Book 2.
  14. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 2, citing Brunswick County, Virginia Court Order Book 2:138 with the dower being recorded for Mary Wright in Order Book 2:162.
  15. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, pages 2-3, citing Brunswick County, Virginia Court Order Book 2:438-439.
  16. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, pages 3-4.

Mary (--?--)1

F, #14833, d. before 26 October 1794

Family

Robert Wright b. b 1710, d. b 28 Apr 1783
Children
Last Edited23 Jan 2019
     Mary (--?--) married Robert Wright. It is unlikely that I'm going to be able to find a marriage record.1

     Mary Wright died before 26 October 1794 in Brunswick County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for her as of 23 Jan 2019.2

     Her estate was appraised on 26 October 1794 at Brunswick County, Virginia, by George Trotter, William D. Orgain, and William M. Johnson.3

     In 1795, an inventory of her estate was filed at Brunswick County, Virginia.4

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [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 appraisal of the estate of Mary Wright in Brunswick County,Virginia Will Book 5:650 as cited by Stephen E. Bradley, Brunswick County Virginia Will Books, 3, (1780-1795)(Lawrenceville, VA: 1997), page 92.
  3. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 4, citing the appraisal of the estate of Mary Wright in Brunswick County,Virginia Will Book 5:650 as cited in Stephen E. Bradley, Brunswick County Virginia Will Books, 3, (1780-1795) (Lawrenceville, VA: 1997), page 92.
  4. [S3145] Brunswick County, Virginia General Index to Wills, Inventories, or Sales, 1732-1948, FHL Film 0,030,632 #1, microfilm of original records at the Brunswick County Courthouse in Lawrenceville, Virginia, Mary Wright entry, Will Book 5, page 650.
  5. [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.
  6. [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.

Robert Wright1

M, #14837, b. before 1762
FatherRobert Wright2 b. b 1710, d. b 28 Apr 1783
MotherMary (--?--)1 d. b 26 Oct 1794

Family

Nancy Wright
Child
Last Edited22 Oct 2019
     Robert Wright was born before 1762, son of Robert Wright and Mary (--?--). He appears to be the youngest son, but was able to act as security for his brother, Austin, in 1783, so must have been born before 1762.3

     On 11 August 1781, he is named Robt. Wright in his father's will of this date and left one negro woman named Miller and her youngest child, Silvia.1

     On 26 May 1783, Robert acted with Thomas Penn as securities in the amount of £2,000 for his brother, Austin, to be executor of their father's will.4

     Robert Wright married Nancy Wright, daughter of Laban Wright, on 16 November 1792 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, with Austin Wright, Robert's brother, as bondsman.5

     On 13 January 1794, William Price sold land to Robert at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.6

     On 19 November 1801, Robert "entered an indenture with Richard Russell and Kirby Langford at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.7

     On 14 March 1803, "Robert of Mecklenburg County, Virginia, and Richard Russell of Warren County, North Carolina, and Kirby ("Curby") Langford of Warren County, North Carolina, made and indenture "said Robert Wright is indebted to Richard Russell for £89 14 shillings and 3 pence, this plus the 5 shillings for 172 acres." "The land was described as 'beginning at a corner black gum on the county line on a Branch on Amasa Palmer's Reuben Wright's and Jacob Short's corner, thence west along said county line to a corner on Curb Langford's line, then North along said Langford's line to Lucy Cunningham's corner, then East along said Cunningham's line to a corner pine on Reuben Wright's line, near th head of a Branch thence east along said branch to the beginning; also including one Bed and furniture, one Colt, thirteen head Hogs, all my corn now cribbed, supposed to be 30 barrels, two stack blades, and all my tobacco now hanging in my Barn supposed to be twelve hundred weight.' All of this was sold to Curby Langford with the proviso that if Robert Wright repaid the money, plus interest, before April 1, 1803, he could have the property back, and that if the money was not repaid, then Langford could sell the property, with the excess over the amount owed, plus interest, to go to Robert Wright. Robert Wright signed with a mark, while Russell and Langford signed their names. Witnesses were Presley Hinton, William B. Langley, Thomas Wright, and Sterling Pitchford."8

     On 14 May 1804, Robert Wright and Nancy Wright, his wife, sold to Donaldson Potter for £129 a tract of unspecified acreage described as 'beginning at a corner Gum in the County line on the Round Hill Branch, thence West on the County line to Corner where (formerly Fields) now line of Samuel Hopkins, jr. intersects the said County line thence by the line of said Samuel Hopkins, Junr., until it Intersects the line of (formerly William Price) now John Hopkins, thence on the said John Hopkins line until it Corners on a line on the Round Hill Branch thence down the Branch as it Meanders to the first Station . . ' This deed was purportedly signed by Robert Wright and Nancy Wright and witnessed by Curby Langford, Joseph F. Speed, Austin Wright, Jr., and Isham Fox."9

     In July 1805, Robert and Nancy sued Austin Wright in chancery which is when they received the right to depose Mary Lark. The case appears to have been settled out of court, as no record it it appears later.10

     On 19 November 1809, he was party to an indenture with Richard Russell and Kirby Langford at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.11

     On 16 March 1812, he acquired slaves by deed at Mecklenburg County, Virginia.12

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1790with one poll and in conjunction with Reuben Wright and John Wright (tailor)Brunswick County, Virginia13
1791with no taxables and one under 21Brunswick County, Virginia14
1792back to paying one pollBrunswick County, Virginia15
1793last appearance on this tax listBrunswick County, Virginia16
1796with one poll and two slaves, appearing on the same page with Reuben Wright and Austin Wright, his brothersMecklenburg County, Virginia17
between 1797 and 1799is on these tax listsMecklenburg County, Virginia18
between 1800 and 1801he is not listed on the tax rollsMecklenburg County, Virginia19,5
between 1802 and 1805but he disappears after 1805Mecklenburg County, Virginia20,21
1812with one son under 21Mecklenburg County, Virginia22
1813listed with Robert Wright, JrMecklenburg County, Virginia23

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1810the census does not list a Robert Wright in either Brunswick or Mecklenburg County, but does have one listed in Lunenburg County24
1820no Robert Wright is isted in any of the three Virginia counties where he had lived. There is a Robert Wright in Warren County, North Carolina, who is between 26 and 45, and might be Robert Wright, Jr., grandson of this Robert's father. however, it appears that this man, son of Robert Wright, either died without a will or left the area sometime before 182024

Citations

  1. [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.
  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," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 4.
  4. [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 2:157.
  5. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 6.
  6. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 6, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 8:376.
  7. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 7, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Court Order Book 11:130.
  8. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 7, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 11:349.
  9. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 7-8, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 12:22.
  10. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 8, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Court Order Book 12:439.
  11. [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 6, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Court Order Book 11:130.
  12. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 8, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 14:544.
  13. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 6, citing Brunswick County, Virginia Tax List, Upper District, 1790, page 31.
  14. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 6, citing Brunswick County, Virginia Tax List, Upper District, 1791, page 66.
  15. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 6, citing Brunswick County, Virginia Tax List, Upper District, 1792, page 64.
  16. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 6, citing Brunswick County, Virginia Tax List, Upper District, 1793, page 66.
  17. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 6, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Tax List, Lower District, 1796, page 32.
  18. [S3505] "1829 Austin Wright of Mecklenburg County, Virginia," typed manuscript, 23 Jan 2004, page 5, citing Mecklenburg County Virginia Tax List, Lower District, 1797, page 328; 1798, page 49; 1799, page 64.
  19. [S3505] "1829 Austin Wright of Mecklenburg County, Virginia," typed manuscript, 23 Jan 2004, page 5.
  20. [S3505] "1829 Austin Wright of Mecklenburg County, Virginia," typed manuscript, 23 Jan 2004, page 5, citing Mecklenburg County Virginia Tax List, Lower District, 1802, page 40; 1803, page 46; 1804, page 50; 1805, page 54.
  21. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 7, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Tax Lists, Lower District, 1802, page 40; 1803, page 46; 1804, page 50; 1805, page 54.
  22. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 8, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Tax List, 1812, page 52.
  23. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 8, citing Mecklenburg County, Virginia Tax List, 1813, page 55. "Unfortunately, Reuben Wright also has a son named Robert, so it is not perfectly clear that this is the same person.
  24. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 8.

Nancy Wright1

F, #14838
FatherLaban Wright1 d. b 27 Jul 1795

Family

Robert Wright b. b 1762
Child
Last Edited10 Mar 2019
     Nancy Wright married Robert Wright, son of Robert Wright and Mary (--?--), on 16 November 1792 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, with Austin Wright, Robert's brother, as bondsman.2

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 6.
  3. [S2864] "1783 Robert Wright of Brunswick Co., Virginia," analysis as of 15 Mar 2006, page 8.

Laban Wright1

M, #14839, d. before 27 July 1795

Family

Child
Last Edited23 Jan 2019
     It is possible that his mother was Mary (--?--) Wright who left an inventory/appraisal; (I did not get the date. Her husband may have been James Wright who left an inventory/appraisal. at Brunswick County, Virginia.2

     Laban Wright left a will dated on 29 May 1795 in Brunswick County, Virginia. He named his mother and brothers, John Wright and Rubin Wright as well as making John Wright the administrator of his estate.3

     Laban Wright died before 27 July 1795 in Brunswick County, Virginia.
     Find A Grave does not have a burial listing for him as of 23 Jan 2019.3

     His estate was probated on 27 July 1795 in Brunswick County, Virginia.3

Tax Rolls

DatePropertyLocation
1782on Lewis Parham's List with 8 white souls and one black soulMecklenburg County, Virginia4

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S3434] Brunswick County, Virginia Will Books, vols. 4-5, 1761-1795, FHL Film 0,030,634, microfilm of original records at the Brunswick County Courthouse in Lawrenceville, Virginia, Mary Wright [?] inventory/appraisal entry, Will Book 5 (#3 on roll), page 650; James Wright inventory/appraisal entry, Will Book 5 (#3 on roll), page 525.
  3. [S3434] Brunswick Co., VA Will Bks. 4-5, 1761-1795, FHL Film 0,030,634, Laban Wright will entry, Will Book 5 (#3 on roll), page 624.
  4. [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.