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Tartan Smith WRIGHT

Male 1838 - 1865  (27 years)



  • Name Tartan Smith WRIGHT  [1
    Born 1838  , Yancy Mills, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    1840 US Census 1 Jun 1840  , , Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: < 5y 
    • He was represented by a mark on the census for a male under the age of 5 in the household of Lewis F. Wright
    1840 U.S. census, Missouri, Pulaski County
    1840 U.S. census, Missouri, Pulaski County
    Page 216, for Various People
    1850 US Census 1 Jun 1850  , District #72, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 12y 
    • He was recorded in the household of Lewis F. Wright, and was 12 years old at the time of this census. Missouri 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]
    Occupation 1860  [5
    clerk 
    1860 US Census 1 Jun 1860  , Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age: 22y 
    • He was recorded as T.S. Wright in the household of E.D. Kitchen and was 22 years old at the time of this census. "Missouri" 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 US Census 1 Jun 1860  , Little Piney Twp., Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 22y 
    • He was recorded as T.S. Wright in the household of L.F. Wright, and was 22 years old at the time of this census. His occupation was reported as "clerk", and "Missouri" was still recorded as his 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 1 Aug 1861  , , Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Issue Date: 8/1/1861
      Land Office: Jackson
      Cancelled: No
      U.S. Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)

      Acres: 80
      Metes/Bounds: No
      Document Nr.: 42704
      Accession/Serial Nr.: MO4200__.054
      BLM Serial Nr.: MO NO S/N
      W1/2NE Sect.33 T35N R8W 5th PM MO Phelps
    Land Patent for WRIGHT, Tartan (1861)
    Land Patent for WRIGHT, Tartan (1861)
    Military Service 1862  , , , Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Tartan S. served in the Civil War, Confederate, 10th Missouri Infantry, Company D, Private

      T.S. also served with Anthony K., and Isaac N. Wright in the 3rd Battery, Missouri Light Artillery

      Gorham's-Tilden's-Lesueur's Battery [also called 3rd Battery] was formed in 1862 with men from Laclede and Audrain Counties. The unit was assigned to Parson's and S.P. Burns' Brigade, then W.D. Blocher's Battalion of Artillery, Trans-Mississippi Department. It was active at Cane Hill, lost 1 killed, 8 wounded, and 3 missing at Helena, and sustained no casualties at Jenkins' Ferry. The company totalled 43 men in May, 1862, and there were 82 fit for duty in July, 1863. Towards the end of the war it was stationed at Camden, Arkansas, and surrendered in June, 1865. Captains James Gorham, A.A. Tilden, and Charles B. Lesueur were in command.

      Tartan was captured at Meridian, Mississippi on 4 May 1865 and paroled at Citronelle, Alabama on 10 May 1865. He took the Oath of Loyalty after the war was over.
    MILITARY, Civil War, Service Card, [WRIGHT, T.S.]
    MILITARY, Civil War, Service Card, [WRIGHT, T.S.]
    Military CSR 2 Jun 1865  , St. Louis, St. Louis (city), Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Military Compiled Service Record for WRIGHT, Tartan Smith
    Military Compiled Service Record for WRIGHT, Tartan Smith
    Occupation U.S. Military Civil War Veteran (Confederate) 
    FindAGrave
    Died 17 Aug 1865  , Vida, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Cause: murder 
    Buried King Cemetery, Cold Spring Twp., Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Gravestone for WRIGHT, Tartan Smith
    Gravestone for WRIGHT, Tartan Smith
    Person ID I4193  Kult-Lawhorn-Case-Collier Family Tree | Collier Branch
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2019 

    Father Judge Lewis Fields WRIGHT, Sr.,   b. 1815, , , , Kentucky, 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 50 years) 
    Mother Frances KITCHEN,   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  [12, 13, 14
    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

    Family ID F607  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • CiteRef for this page  Kathy Kult, KKs Family History (http://kks-fam.net/getperson.php?personID=I4193&tree=1: accessed 17 October 2019), "Tartan Smith WRIGHT."

  • Sources

    (Reliability ratings:
      0=Unreliable   1=Questionable   2=Secondary   3=Primary) 
    1. [S223] Cecil King, History of Yancy Mills, Phelps Co., Missouri, (Ozark, Missouri : Dogwood Printing, 1996), p. 124. (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S34] Mary Ruth Case, "The Case/Collier Family Genealogy ," compiled 10 Dec 1990, supplied 2004 by Case, Rolla, Missouri; no specific documentation for any piece of data.

    3. [S693] 1840 U.S. census, Pulaski County, Missouri, no township, p. 216 (stamped), line 21, Lewis F. Wright household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 July 2006); citing National Archives microfilm publication M704, roll 229. (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1183] 1850 U.S. census, Pulaski County, Missouri, population schedule, District #72, p. 109, dwelling 522, family 532, Lewis F. Wright household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 July 2016); citing National Archives microfilm publication M432, roll 411. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S272] 1860 U.S. census, Phelps County, Missouri, population schedule, Little Piney Township, p. 83 (penned), dwelling 539, family 539, L.F. Wright household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 July 2006); citing National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 639. (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S716] 1860 U.S. census, Phelps County, Missouri, population schedule, Rolla, p. 4 (penned), dwelling 26, family 26, E.D. Kitchen household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 August 2006); citing National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 639. (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S578] Bureau of Land Management, "Land Patent Search," database with images, General Land Office Records (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch : accessed 4 November 2008), Tartan S. Wright (Phelps County, Missouri), cash patent no. 42704 ; (Reliability: 2).

    8. [S300] U.S. National Park Service, “Soldiers and Sailors Database,” database, The Civil War, (http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm : 2007-present), entry for Tartan S. Wright, Pvt., 10th Missouri Inf., Confederate. (Reliability: 2).

    9. [S1282] "Civil War Service Records," database and digital images, Fold3.com , (http://www.fold3.com : accessed 11 June 2018), entry for T.S. Wright, Civil War Service Records > Confederate Records > Missouri > Third Battery, Light Artilliary > W > Wright, Tartan.

    10. [S223] Cecil King, History of Yancy Mills, Phelps Co., Missouri, (Ozark, Missouri : Dogwood Printing, 1996), (Reliability: 2).

    11. [S567] King Cemetery, (Liberty Twp., Phelps County, Missouri; LAT/LON N37.812007°, W-91.858304°; To get to King Cemetery, take Rt. 63 south from Rolla to Vida area; turn west on County Road 7240 (aka Vessie Rd.) Take this road all the way until you get to a T in the road (approx. 3.5 miles). Turn left (still Vessie Road/CR7240) and drive approx. 1/2 mile until you get to the crossing of Little Piney creek, cross the creek, turn a corner, and Claudie Mathis farm is the first gate on the left. You will need to contact Claudie Mathis at --- to get into the gate. Once in, go 1/2 mile to her farm (she'll probably meet you) then keep following the gravel road for another 1/2 mile until it runs out into a clearing. The King Cemetery is just south of the clearing. It should be fenced in, it was cleaned out by Kevin Karnes in 2018. New military gravestones were installed in 2018. Stones for Judge Wright and his two youngest sons who were murdered will be installed the Fall of 2018. For an escort to the cemetery, contact the Phelps County Genealogical Society).

    12. [S796] Crawford County, Missouri, "Marriages", (1831-1871), A:28, entry for Lewis RIGHT and Frances KITCHEN, 1 October 1835; MSA microfilm C2044, Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City. (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S34] Mary Ruth Case, "The Case/Collier Family Genealogy ," compiled 10 Dec 1990, supplied 2004 by Case, Rolla, Missouri; no specific documentation for any piece of data. (Reliability: 2).

    14. [S223] Cecil King, History of Yancy Mills, Phelps Co., Missouri, (Ozark, Missouri : Dogwood Printing, 1996), p. 128.