Looking for information about Jerimiah (Jerry) Wright born Crawford County IL

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Hi, I'm trying to find info on my great-grandfather, Jerimiah (Jerry) Wright. One thing I've found is he was born in Crawford County, IL Sept 1959. He was listed on the 1860 U.S. Census as living there along with George Wright (age 4), Charity Wright (age 30) and Mary Wright (age 55). By the 1900 Census he was married to my great-grandmother, Mary Lucetta Kent (for 11 years) and living in Sullivan Indiana with two children (Bessie - my grandmother and Earl). He died in 1903 and is buried in Sullivan Indiana. I have not had any luck finding his father's name. I sort of assume that the Charity listed in the 1860 Census might be his widowed mother & the Mary listed his paternal grandmother - but that is just a guess. I'd sure appreciate any information or thoughts of where to look next.
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Jerry M. Wright, "Indiana Marriages 1811-1959"

Jerry M. Wright married Mary L. Kent 20 Dec 1888 at Sullivan, IN. Jerry M. was born in Crawford, IL. His father was Jerimiah Wright and his mother was Charity Millen.

Mary L. Kent's father was Daniel Kent and her mother was Arretta Stinnett.

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by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
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Found marriage records indicating parents are Jerry Wright b. VA and Charity Miller, for both Jeremiah and his brother George.  Jerry Wright and Mary Kent are both noted as 2nd marriages.  Found other Jerry Wright marriages in IL - but not enough information to confirm that is the correct man.  One marriage seems unlikely when looking at dob and marriage dates?  (Not included here a J B Wright married Elizabeth Higgins in Crawford IL in 1867 and a JB Wright married Martha Pleasant in 1876 in Jackson, IL.  Again, can't tell if there is any relationship to father or son. )

Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959

Citing this record see  https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XXNW-VFH

George W Wright

Marriage  05 Jun 1935  Sullivan IN

registration place: Sullivan, IN

marriage license date:

residence: Sullivan Indiana

Male age est 80 White

number of prior marriages: Twice

birth date: Jun 1855

birthplace: Crawford Illinois

father' Jeremiah Wright  Farmer, deceased, birth  VA

mother  Charity Miller Deceased unk b

spouse's name: Mary Hester Wade

 residence: Scott City IN

Female age est 70 White

prior marriages: Once

birth date: 20 Mar 1865 birthplace: Sullivan IN

father: William Huffman  mother Sarah Frances Owens

officiator's name: John A Cain



George W Wright

Marriage  01 Oct 1882  Sullivan, IN

registration place: Sullivan, IN

marriage license date:

residence: Gill Twp

 Male White

age  at next birthday 26  birthplace: Crawford Illinois

Marital status 1st

birthplace: Crawford Illinois

father's name: Jerry Wright

mother's name: Charity Miller

spouse's name: Sarah J Mc Cammon Mason

residence Sullivan IN

Female White Nationality Irish

age at next birthday 33  birthplace: Sullivan, IN

father  Richard Mc Cammon

mother  Mary Boon

officiator's name: Joseph W Wolfe



 Jerry M Wright

Marriage  20 Dec 1888  Sullivan, IN

registration place: Sullivan, IN

marriage license date:

residence: Sullivan

Male White

age  at next birthday 28  

number of prior marriages: One

birthplace: Crawford Illinois

father Jerimiah Wright  mother Charity Miller

spouse' Mary L Kent

 residence: Sullivan

 Female White

age at next birthday 27

number of prior marriages: second (widow)

 birthplace: Sullivan

 father: Daniel Kent mother  Arretta Stinnett

officiator's name: Abe Mcclellan


Illinois, Marriages, 1815-1935  ???


groom Jeremiah H. Wright

bride Lydia J. Culley

marriage date: 07 Sep 1878

marriage place: , Jackson, Illinois


Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920 ???? awfully young to be this one


groom: Jeremiah Wright

bride: Elizabeth Casey

bride's titles & original):

marriage type: Marriage

marriage date: 19 Feb 1873

marriage place: Cook, Illinois

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (772k points)

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