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Judge WRIGHT Lewis Fields, Sr.

Male 1815 - 1865  (50 years)


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  • Name WRIGHT Lewis Fields 
    Prefix Judge 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 1815  , , , Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation judge 
    1840 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1840  , , Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age: < 30y 
    • He was represented by a mark on the census for a male between the ages of 20 and 30
    1840 U.S. census, Missouri, Pulaski County
    1840 U.S. census, Missouri, Pulaski County
    Page 216, for Various People
    Land Purchase 10 Aug 1841  , , Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • T35N, R8W, Sect.4, SE 1/4 of SW 1/4

      the South East quarter of the South West quarter of Section four in Township thirty-five North, of Range eight West, in the District of Land subject to sale at Jackson, Missouri, containing forty acres

      Patentee: LOUIS F WRIGHT
      Issue Date: 8/10/1841
      Land Office: Jackson
      Cancelled: No
      U.S. Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566

      State: MISSOURI
      Acres: 40
      Metes/Bounds: No

      Document Nr.: 7351
      Accession/Serial Nr.: MO3500__.493
      BLM Serial Nr.: MO NO S/N
    Land Patent Certificate for 'Louis' F. Wright, 10 August 1841
    Land Patent Certificate for "Louis" F. Wright, 10 August 1841
    Land Purchase 1 Feb 1848  , , Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • T35N, R8W, Sect.5, NW 1/4 of NE 1/4

      the North West quarter of the North East quarter of Secion five, in Township Thirty-five North, of Range Eight West, in the District of Lands subject to sale at Jackson Missouri containing Thirty-nine acres and fifty three and a half hundredths of an acre

      Patentee: LEWIS F WRIGHT
      Issue Date: 2/1/1848
      Land Office: Jackson
      Cancelled: No
      U.S. Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)

      State: MISSOURI
      Acres: 39.535
      Metes/Bounds: No

      Document Nr.: 8964
      Accession/Serial Nr.: MO3540__.164
      BLM Serial Nr.: MO NO S/N
    Land Patent Certificate for Lewis F. Wright, 1 February 1848
    Land Patent Certificate for Lewis F. Wright, 1 February 1848
    Occupation 1850  [5
    farmer 
    1850 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1850  , District #72, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 35y 
    • He was recorded as the head of household and 35 years old at the time of this census. His occupation was recorded as "farmer", and Kentucky was his reported birthplace.
    1850 U.S. census, Missouri, Pulaski County, District #72 [ARTHUR and WRIGHT]
    1850 U.S. census, Missouri, Pulaski County, District #72 [ARTHUR and WRIGHT]
    Land Purchase 1 Apr 1858  , , Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • T35N, R8W, Sect. 5, NE 1/4 of NE 1/4
      T35N, R8W, Sect. 4, W 1/2 of SE 1/4 (includes Yancy Spring)

      the North East quarter of the North East quarter of Section five; and the West half of the South East quarter of Section 4, in Township Thirty-five North, of Range Eight West, in the District of Lands subject to sale at Jackson Missouri containing One hundred and nineteen acres and fifty three and a half hundredths of an acre

      Patentee: LEWIS F WRIGHT
      Issue Date: 4/1/1858
      Land Office: Jackson
      Cancelled: No
      U.S. Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)

      State: MISSOURI
      Acres: 119.535
      Metes/Bounds: No

      Document Nr.: 17035
      Accession/Serial Nr.: MO3840__.166
      BLM Serial Nr.: MO NO S/N
    Land Patent Certificate for Lewis F. Wright, 1 April 1858
    Land Patent Certificate for Lewis F. Wright, 1 April 1858
    Land Purchase 1 Dec 1858  , , Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • T35N, R8W, Sect.5, E 1/2 of SE 1/4

      the East half of the South East quarter of Section five, in Township thirty-five North, of Range eight West, in the District of Land subject to sale at Jackson, Missouri containing 80 acres

      Patentee: LEWIS F WRIGHT
      Issue Date: 12/1/1858
      Land Office: Jackson
      Cancelled: No
      U.S. Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)

      State: MISSOURI
      Acres: 80
      Metes/Bounds: No

      Document Nr.: 25193
      Accession/Serial Nr.: MO3850__.365
      BLM Serial Nr.: MO NO S/N
    Land Patent Certificate for Lewis F. Wright, 1 December 1858
    Land Patent Certificate for Lewis F. Wright, 1 December 1858
    1860 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1860  , Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Age: 45y 
    • He was recorded as L.F. Wright in the household of E.D. Kitchen and was 45 years old at the time of this census. His occupation was reported as "farmer" and "Kentucky" was again his recorded birthplace.

      Judge Wright's family was counted twice in 1860. Once here, and once on the census for Little Piney Twp.
    1860 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Rolla [KITCHEN, E.D., WRIGHT, Lewis F]
    1860 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Rolla [KITCHEN, E.D., WRIGHT, Lewis F]
    1860 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1860  , Little Piney Twp., Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Age: 45y 
    • He was recorded as "L.F. Wright", the head of household, and was 45 years old at the time of this census. His occupation was reported as "farmer" and Kentucky was his recorded birthplace.

      Judge Wright's family was counted twice in 1860. Once here, and once on the Rolla census, in the home of E.D. Kitchen.
    1860 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Little Piney [WRIGHT, Lewis F]
    1860 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Little Piney [WRIGHT, Lewis F]
    Land Purchase 10 Sep 1860  , , Texas County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • T29N, R8W, Sect. 17, SW 1/4 of NE 1/4
      T29N, R8W, Sect. 17, SE 1/4 of NW 1/4
      T29N, R8W, Sect. 17, NE 1/4 of SW 1/4
      T29N, R8W, Sect. 17, NW 1/4 of SE 1/4

      ... there has been deposited in the GENERAL LAND OFFICE, Warrant No. 30,750 for 160 acres, in favor of Isaac Wright, Private, Captain Stephens Company, Virginia Militia War 1812 with evidence that the same has been duly located up the South West quarter of the North East quarter, the South East quarter of the North West quarter, the North East quarter of the South West quarter and the North West quarter of the South East quarter of section seventeen in Township twenty-nine North of Range Eight West in the District of Lands subject to sale at Jackson, Missouri containing one hundred and sixty acres.

      Patentee: LEWIS F WRIGHT
      Warrantee: ISAAC WRIGHT
      Military Rank: PRIVATE

      Issue Date: 9/10/1860
      Land Office: Jackson
      Cancelled: No
      U.S. Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Authority: March 3, 1855: ScripWarrant Act of 1855 (10 Stat. 701)

      State: MISSOURI
      Acres: 160
      Metes/Bounds: No
      Document Nr.: 30750
      Accession/Serial Nr.: MW-0462-252
    Military Patent Certificate for Lewis F. Wright, 10 September 1860
    Military Patent Certificate for Lewis F. Wright, 10 September 1860
    Obituary 17 Aug 1865  [11
    • WRIGHT, Judge Lewis F. and four of his sons taken from their home and murdered on the road between Rolla and Houston last Tuesday by militia under Col. Babcoke of Miller Co. Two sons had been in the the rebel army. A 5th son was left at home with his stepmother.[sic]
      Liberty Tribune, 1 Sep 1865
      Missouri Republican, St. Louis, 21 Aug 1865
      [NOTE: A 5th son (out of 6 sons) and the stepmother was NOT left at home... the 5th son was Anthony K. Wright, who was the bushwacker whom Babcoke's posse was originally trying to capture. Anthony was in hiding at the time of the massacre. The stepmother, Mary (Kester) Wright, was riding some distance behind the Wright men when they were murdered. The 6th unmentioned son (Isaac N. Wright) was killed at the Battle of Pea Ridge in 1862.]
    Died 17 Aug 1865  , Vida, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Cause: murder 
    Burial (Alternate) 18 Aug 1865  Wright Cemetery (a.k.a. Baker-Campbell Plot), Anutt, Dent County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
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    • John Jackson was the administrator of the Lewis Wright estate. The 15 June 1867 deed records of St. Louis filed 19 August 1867, show that Anthony Wright and John Jackson met in St. Louis and finalized the land transaction for Lewis F. Wright's estate. The sum of $800 was given to Anthony Wright for his 1/5 share of all lands in the estate. Of Lewis Wright's children only one son, Anthony, and 3 daughters were left as heirs of the Lewis Wright estate. John Jackson came back from St. Louis and recorded the St. Louis transaction at the Phelps County courthouse. At his death Lewis Wright owned 1150 acres of land in Phelps County and 570 acres in Dent County.
    Buried 19 Aug 1865  King Cemetery, Cold Spring Twp., Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17
    • Judge Wright and his four sons were all buried, one on top of the other, in an unmarked grave in King Cemetery. King Cemetery is on land now owned by Claudia Mathis on Little Piney River
    Notes 
    • Lewis F. Wright was a judge who was murdered along with his four sons, Tartan, Isaac, Lewis and Gilbert, on 17 Aug 1865.
    Person ID I4162  Kult-Lawhorn-Case-Collier Family Tree | Collier Branch
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2016 

    Father WRIGHT Isaac,   b. 6 Jul 1786, , , Warren County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1864  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother SMITH Agnes,   b. 1785, , , , Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1850 and 1860  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 27 Dec 1813  , , Orange County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • According to "Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850" and "Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850", Agnes' name is spelled "Agness"
    Family ID F151  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 KITCHEN Frances,   b. Abt 1813, , , Washington County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1860 and Feb 1865, , , Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married 1 Oct 1835  , , Crawford [later Pulaski then Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 20, 21
    Marriage of WRIGHT, Lewis and KITCHEN, Frances
    Marriage of WRIGHT, Lewis and KITCHEN, Frances

    Transcription:
    State of Misouri }
    County of Crawford }

    I do hereby Certify that I did join in matrimony Lewis Right and Frances Kitchen on the 1st day of October A.D. 1835

    G.H. Coppedge J.P.
    Truly Recorded Nov 4th 1835

    Carter T Wood, Clerk

    Children 
     1. WRIGHT Tartan Smith,   b. 1838, , Yancy Mills, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1865, , Vida, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     2. WRIGHT Isaac N.,   b. 1840, , Yancy Mills, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1862, Battle of Pea Ridge, Elkhorn, Benton County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
    +3. WRIGHT Anthony Kitchen,   b. Oct 1841, , Yancy Mills, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1926  (Age ~ 84 years)
     4. WRIGHT Elias Davidson,   b. 1843, , Yancy Mills, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1865, , Vida, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     5. WRIGHT Lewis F., Jr.,   b. 1845, , Yancy Mills, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1865, , Vida, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     6. WRIGHT Gilbert Benjamin,   b. 1848, , Yancy Mills, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1865, , Vida, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
    +7. WRIGHT Agnes Ann,   b. 21 Jan 1850, , Yancy Mills, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1915, Oak St. between 6th & 7th, Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +8. WRIGHT Margaret Ann,   b. 26 Feb 1851, , , Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1909, , , Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +9. WRIGHT Susan Elizabeth,   b. 1855, , Yancy Mills, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934, , , Benton County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2008 
    Family ID F607  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 NEWPORT Mary,   b. 16 Apr 1824,   d. 26 Oct 1869  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 9 Feb 1865  , , Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [22, 23, 24
    Marriage of WRIGHT, Lewis F. and KESTER, Mary
    Marriage of WRIGHT, Lewis F. and KESTER, Mary

    Transcription:
    State of Misouri } SS
    County of Phelps }

    L.F. Wright and Mary Kester

    I do hereby certify that I Solomnized the rites of Matrimony between L.F. Wright and Mary Kester both of Phelps County Mo this February 9th 1865.

    J.D. Marsh
    Justice of the Peace

    Filed and Recorded
    March 2nd AD 1865
    CP Walker clerk
    By W. H. Hazard, DC

    Last Modified 4 Jul 2009 
    Family ID F154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1815 - , , , Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Oct 1835 - , , Crawford [later Pulaski then Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1840 U.S. Census - Age: < 30y - 1 Jun 1840 - , , Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - 10 Aug 1841 - , , Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - 1 Feb 1848 - , , Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1850 U.S. Census - Age: 35y - 1 Jun 1850 - , District #72, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - 1 Apr 1858 - , , Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - 1 Dec 1858 - , , Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1860 U.S. Census - Age: 45y - 1 Jun 1860 - , Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1860 U.S. Census - Age: 45y - 1 Jun 1860 - , Little Piney Twp., Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - 10 Sep 1860 - , , Texas County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Feb 1865 - , , Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: murder - 17 Aug 1865 - , Vida, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial (Alternate) - 18 Aug 1865 - Wright Cemetery (a.k.a. Baker-Campbell Plot), Anutt, Dent County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 19 Aug 1865 - King Cemetery, Cold Spring Twp., Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Albums  Wright Family Album (0)
    Photos of Judge Lewis F. Wright's family

  • Sources 
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    3. [S578] Bureau of Land Management. "Land Patent Search." Database and digital images. General Land Office Records, (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch : accessed 4 November 2008), Louis F. Wright (Phelps County, Missouri), cash patent no. 7351 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S578] Bureau of Land Management. "Land Patent Search." Database and digital images. General Land Office Records, (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch : accessed 4 November 2008), Lewis F. Wright (Phelps County, Missouri), cash patent no. 8964 (Reliability: 3).

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