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Elias Davidson WRIGHT

Elias Davidson WRIGHT

Male 1843 - 1865  (22 years)


  • Name Elias Davidson WRIGHT  [1
    Nickname David 
    Born 1843  , Yancy Mills, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    1850 US Census 1 Jun 1850  , District #72, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age: 7y 
    • He was recorded in the household of Lewis F. Wright, and 7 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]
    1860 US Census 1 Jun 1860  , Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 17y 
    • He was recorded as E.D. Wright in the household of E.D. Kitchen and was 17 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  [4
    Age: 17y 
    • He was recorded as E.D. Wright in the household of L.F. Wright, and was 17 years old at the time of this census. His occupation was reported as "laborer", 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]
    Military CSR Between 1862 and 1865  , , , Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Military Compiled Service Record for WRIGHT, Elias
    Military Compiled Service Record for WRIGHT, Elias
    Military Service 1862  , , , Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • E.D. Wright served during the Civil War on the Confederate side, in the 3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry, Private

      3rd Cavalry Battalion was formed early in 1862 with about 400 officers and men. Ordered east of the Mississippi River, the unit was dismounted. It took an active part in the conflicts at Iuka and Corinth, then was assigned to General Buford's Brigade in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. The battalion was involved in the Vicksburg operations and in November, 1863 consolidated with the 1st Missouri Cavalry Regiment. Assigned to General Cockrell's Brigade, it fought in the Atlanta Campaign and in Tennessee with Hood. Later it shared in the defense of Mobile. The unit lost more than twenty-five percent of the 388 engaged at Iuka and sustained 100 casualties at Corinth. During the Atlanta Campaign, May 18 to September 5, the 1st/3rd Battalion reported 25 killed, 80 wounded, and 3 missing, and there were 56 disabled at Allatoona. Few surrendered in May, 1865. Its commanders were Lieutenant Colonels L.C. Campbell and D.Todd Samuel, and Major Thomas J. McQuiddy.

      Elias was a prisoner of war at the Battle of Pea Ridge and taken to Alton, Illinois where he was released after the war.
    Occupation teacher 
    Occupation U.S. Military Civil War Veteran (Confederate) 
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    Died 17 Aug 1865  , Vida, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: murder 
    Buried King Cemetery, Cold Spring Twp., Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Gravestone for WRIGHT, Elias D.
    Gravestone for WRIGHT, Elias D.
    Person ID I4197  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  [9, 10, 11
    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

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    WRIGHT, Elias Davidson
    WRIGHT, Elias Davidson
    Elias Davidson Wright served during the Civil War in the 3rd Battalion, Missouri Cavalry.

    SOURCE: Phelps County Missouri Heritage, Volume I, page 455 and History of Yancy Mills, Phelps County, Missouri, page 187.

  • CiteRef for this page  Kathy Kult, KKs Family History (http://kks-fam.net/getperson.php?personID=I4197&tree=1: accessed 17 October 2019), "Elias Davidson WRIGHT."

  • Sources

    (Reliability ratings:
      0=Unreliable   1=Questionable   2=Secondary   3=Primary) 
    1. [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.

    2. [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).

    3. [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).

    4. [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).

    5. [S1282] "Civil War Service Records," database and digital images, Fold3.com , (http://www.fold3.com : accessed 11 June 2018), entry for Elias Wright, Civil War Service Records > Confederate Records > Missouri > Tenth Infantry, So-Y > W > Wright, Elias.

    6. [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 Elias D. Wright, Capt., 10th Missouri Inf., Confederate. (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S223] Cecil King, History of Yancy Mills, Phelps Co., Missouri, (Ozark, Missouri : Dogwood Printing, 1996), p. 125 and p. 128.

    8. [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).

    9. [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).

    10. [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).

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