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Can anyone tell me if a history book has been done on Wayne Co and if so
could you check the index for the name LANE. I had several relatives living
there from 1860-1917 and was wondering if any stories had been written on
Thank you for your time and help.
Seeking any information on Benjamin H. LANE son of Malachi LANE and Elizabeth
RYAN. Benjamin was born ca 1841 in Ohio.
He is listed on the 1856 state census for Lucas Co IA and 1860 census for
Wayne Co IA with his parents. He was 19 in 1860.
Did he marry and if so who and where? Where there children and when did he
If you have any information on this man I would really like to hear from you.
Thank you for your time and help.
Hope all of you are having a pleasant Sunday afternoon. I am new to this list
but not to genealogy. I am seeking the 1870 Census for James A. LANE and his
wife Sarah. They were living in Union Township, Wayne Co IA..
If anyone has access to this census, I would love the information listed for
Thank you for your time and help
> I am submiting information on the following Wright families, and
looking for additional and corrected data.
> WILLIAM WRIGHT (1821 - 1874 )
> (from History of Putnam County, Indiana)
> William Wright, a pioneer, of Putnam County, was born in Lawrence,
> Indiana, April 13, 1821, a son of Samuel and Jane Wright, natives of
> Kentucky. His grandfather, William Wright, was a soldier in the
> Revolutionary war, and after the war settled in Wayne County, Kentucky.
> His paternal ancestors were Welsh and his maternal, Irish. In 1824 he
> came to Putnam County with his parents, who located on the National Road,
> four miles south of Greencastle, where the father entered 160 acres of land
> and settled in the dense woods. He first erected a round log cabin, and
> the first year cleared the ground and put in sufficient corn to last them a
> year. About 1847 he removed to Mill Creek Township, locating on a farm
> which he had previously entered from the Government, and which had been
> leased for some time. He remained there until his decease, August 6,
> 1874. He was the father of thirteen children, of whom nine are now
> (1.) Hon. Greenwood Wright, of Wayne County. Iowa;
> | Greenwood Wright (Aug. 30, 1818 - Dec. 30, 1899) |
> | Susan L. (May) (Oct. 29, 1819 - Nov. 30, 1900) |
> | Buried Confidence Cem., Wright Twp, Wayne Co., IA|
> (2.) Cynthia, who married Wiley Smith, of Fountain County, Indiana,
> now deceased;
> (3.) Polly, widow of Josephus Gard, of Wayne County, Iowa,
> (4.) William;
> (5.) Brinton, of this county;
> (6.) Melinda, wife of William Ryan of Morgan County;
> (7.) Henderson, a resident of Kansas;
> (8.) Miiton, of Wayne County, Iowa;
> (9.) Nelson, Putnam County.
> The deceased: Martha, Sallie, Lucinda, and Templeton.
> When he settled in the county wolves were in abundance, and
> bridle paths were the only roads. He came here with five horses
> and money enough to enter 160 acres of land. From this beginning he
> acquired a large estate. He gave his children a fair education and a good
> start in life. He was a minister in the Regular Baptist church and in
> politics a Republican. William Wright, our subject, has been reared to
> manhood in this county, and he received a common-school education. He was
> married December 16, 1841, to Elizabeth Rude, and they had three children,
> two living:
> (1.) Nancy J., wife of John Finley, of Wayne County, Iowa;
> (2.) Cynthia C. wife of John Rakes, also of Wayne.County, Iowa.
> | John H. Rakes, June 13, 1844 - Jan. 10, 1917 |
> | Cynthia C. (Wright), June 30, 1846 - Apr. 13, 1894 |
> | Infant daug. Sep. 9, 1881 |
> | Buried Brown Cem., Wright Twp., Wayne Co., IA |
> For his second wife he married Ann Jones, and their one child is
> deceased. His third and present wife was Margaret Hill, and they
> have had eleven children, ten of whom are living:
> (1.) Martha-A. wife-of Marion O'Neal of- Mill Creek Township;
> (2.) James N., of Wayne County, Iowa;
> (3.) Martesia A., wife of L. L. Lucas, of this county;
> (4.) Lucretia, wife of J. M. Truesdale, also of this county;
> (5.) Andrew, of Mill Creek Township;
> (6.) Orlena;
> (7.) Frankie;
I am interested in the surname "Duncan" as listed in your post.
Do you have the parents of
From: Lawrence May <lgmay(a)uswest.net>
>Subject: Wright Family
>George Wright received land from his service in the
>He brought his family to Wayne Co., IA in 1855 and was the
>superintendant of county schools. Biographical sketches
>of the sons appear in the 1880 County History for Wayne Co.
>> Spouses: Mary E. Duncan, Bridget Moris
Do you have any information on Mary E. Duncan?
George Wright received land from his service in the
He brought his family to Wayne Co., IA in 1855 and was the
superintendant of county schools. Biographical sketches
of the sons appear in the 1880 County History for Wayne Co.
John and Amanda (Todden) Wright were my great grandparents.
I know almost nothing about Richard Wright and only sketchy
information on John's first marriage.
> Husband: George Wright
> Born: 1811 in: Dickson Co., TN
> Married: September 05, 1833 in: Morgan Co., IL
> Died: September 26, 1864 in: Wayne Co., IA
> Father: John Wright Mother: Margaret Mackey
> Wife: Hester Black
> Born: 1812 in: Jefferson Co., KY
> Died: August 12, 1873 in: Wayne Co., IA
> Father: Samuel Black Mother: Hannah Reaugh
> 1 Name: John Wright
> M Born: August 13, 1835 in: Wright Twp, Morgan Co.,
> Married: February 24, 1858 in: Wayne Co., IA
> Died: April 24, 1893 in: Wayne Co., IA
> Spouses: Rebecca Jane Kemp, Amanda Todden
> 2 Name: Samuel Wright
> M Born: January 19, 1837 in: Morgan Co., IL
> Married: 1857 in: Wayne Co., IA
> Died: in: Liberal, KS
> Spouses: Rachel J. Somerville, Rachel Johnson Somerville
> 3 Name: James Wiley Wright
> M Born: October 30, 1839 in: Murrayville, IL
> Died: January 30, 1856 in: Murrayville, IL
> 4 Name: William Alex Wright
> M Born: February 23, 1842 in: Morgan Co., IL
> Married: November 02, 1865 in: Wayne Co., IA
> Died: in: Beaver, OK
> Spouse: Mary J. Farnsworth
> 5 Name: Charles Reaugh Wright
> M Born: January 23, 1846 in: Morgan Co., IL
> Married: December 25, 1867 in: Wayne Co., IA
> Died: in: Vorhees, KS
> Spouses: Elizabeth Sargent, Elizabeth Ann Sargent
> 6 Name: George Taylor Wright
> M Born: March 08, 1848 in: Morgan Co., IL
> Married: November 12, 1868 in: Wayne Co., IA
> Died: March 09, 1906 in: Lineville, Wayne Co.,
> Spouses: Mary C. Sargent
> 7 Name: Richard Miles Wright
> M Born: November 06, 1850 in: Morgan Co., IL
> Married: September 12, 1871 in: Wayne Co., IA
> Died: 1920 in: Wayne Co., IA
> Spouses: Mary E. Duncan, Bridget Moris
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