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James Finley Wright (1844 - 1909)

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James Finley Wright
Born in Ross County, Ohio, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified 28 Jan 2020 | Created 23 Mar 2015 | Last significant change: 28 Jan 2020
05:26: Billy Huff added Drucillia (McAtec) Wright (1851-1945) as spouse for James Finley Wright (1844-1909). [Thank Billy for this]
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James Finley Wright (11 JUN 1844 Ross, Ohio - 18 APR 1909 • Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas) was the son of Abiah Wright and Catherine Fisher.

On 12 Jun 1873 in Hannibal, Missouri James married Drusilla Mcatee[1]

Children Include:

  1. Elizabeth Aletha Wright Coverston (4 Jul 1874 Barry, Pike County, Illinois - 25 Mar 1967 Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kansas)
  2. Abiah M Wright
  3. Junis

BURIAL[2]: Mount Olive Cemetery; Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kansas


  • 1860[3]: Barry Township, Pike, Illinois, United States; James Wright at home with parents.
  • 1870[4]: James Wright age25 living with parents and siblings
  • 1880[5]: Barry, Pike, Illinois, United States; James Wright age 36 with wife Drusilla age 29, son Abiah age 3 and son Junis age 1.
  • 1900[6]: Pittsburg city Ward 2, Crawford, Kansas, United States; James Wright age 56 with wife Drusilla age 49, son Bye age 23, servant Rosa McDonald age 12


  1. Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002
  3. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2017), James Wright in entry for Abia Wright, 1860.
  4. "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), James Wright in household of Abigah Wright, Illinois, United States; citing p. 21, family 159, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,768.
  5. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 September 2017), James Wright, Barry, Pike, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district ED 180, sheet 369D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0242; FHL microfilm 1,254,242.
  6. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 7 August 2018), James Wright, Pittsburg city Ward 2, Crawford, Kansas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 84, sheet 18B, family 418, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,477.

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