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I have just made an update adding 7,641 relatives, 1,191 direct descendants.
This web site encompasses 54,869 individuals out of a total database of
75,685 relatives. Direct descendants of Richard Wright, Sr. include
30,737. The rest are closely related.
Major Surnames include Allen, Cauble Colglazier, Cooley, Gilstrap, Goss,
Hazel, Hill, Hinds, Johnson, Marshall, Martin, Monical, Morgan, Moss,
Mullenix, Naugle, Parrish, Purlee, Ratts, Trueblood, Voyles, Wingler,
Wright and Zink.
Most of these families emigrated to Edgar County, Illinois; Putnam &
Washington Counties, Indiana; Greene County, Iowa; Kansas and Macon and
Putnam Counties, Missouri.
Updates include adding descendants of the following among others:
1. Tilman Wright/Mary Newby
2. Joshua Wright/Mary Buchanan
3. Noah Brotherton/Mary Worley
4. Nancy Byerly/William Elliott
5. Paschal Leonard/Loudisa Wright
6. Albert Russell/Cecelia Fox
7. John Beard/Mary Wright
Added info from "Byerly's from North Carolina" and Franklin and Gibson Twp
Cemeteries, Washington County, IN
Added wright webring
I will be traveling to indiana next week to research more info for the site.
Of interest, I have recently received info that indicates that Philburd
Wright of Maryland might be the ancestor of Richard Wright, Sr. I will
publish this after I research it further.
As usual, additional info and corrections appreciated.
Herb Arkin Web page: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~herbarkin
Friends, relatives and genealogists in general:
The President of my local genealogical society has just passed a warning
regarding California SB 1614. If passed, this bill will close all
inquiries to birth and death indices in California. The Senator
sponsoring believes that this will put a major dent in identity theft.
The Senator apparently has not considered what impact it will have on
genealogical research. It is my understanding that the CA Senate
Appropriations Committee plans to vote on the bill Monday, May 20.
California is the largest state (population wise) and can have a major
impact on other states. I live in WA and we're more closely tied to CA
than we sometimes care to admit.
If this is of concern to you, please email one (or all) of the
Governor Gray Davis governor(a)governor.ca.gov
Sen Jackie Speier (author) senator.speier(a)sen.ca.gov
Sen Dede Alpert (Chair, Appropriations Comm.) senator.alpert(a)sen.ca.gov.