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Jacob Bowman Wright (abt. 1836 - abt. 1885)

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Dr. Jacob Bowman Wright
Born about in Greenville, Meriwether, Georgia, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 1866 [location unknown]
Died about in Rock Springs, Franklin, Texas, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 25 Jan 2020 | Created 1 Sep 2019 | Last significant change: 25 Jan 2020
12:43: Claude Mathews added Jefferson D. Wright (1881-1948) as child for Jacob Bowman Wright (abt.1836-abt.1885). [Thank Claude for this]
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According to the 1880 census, Jacob and Anna were living in Franklin, Co., Tx., with children: Young E, 12; Isaac L.B., 9; Leona B., 6; Maverva, 4; and Jacob G, 8 months. Also in the household were a niece, Helena G., 16 and Anna's brother James C. Mathews.

According to Mary Jane Hobbs Pattillo (from Find a Grave):

Dr. Jacob Bowman Wright was my 2nd grand Uncle.

Jacob Bowman Wright was born December 8, 1838 in Meriwether Co., Georgia.

He was the son of Abraham Wright and "Anna" Burtz.He married Anna "Elizabeth" Mathews February 20, 1866 in Meriwether Co., Georgia.

Anna was the daughter of Edward Gaither Mathews, Sr. and Mildred Elizabeth Mathews.

She was born December 29, 1848 in Elbert Co., Georgia.

Between 1860 and 1869, Jacob studied medicine under Dr. Howard H. Johnson of Stewart Co., Georgia.

They had seven children who came to Rocky Mount in Meriwether Co. to live with their Uncle Dr. J.C. Matthews.

Dr. Young Edward Wright practiced for a time with his Uncle before moving to Wachula, Florida where he died.

Two of Jacob's children were born in Stewart Co.--Young Edward and Abram John "Little Jack" Wright in 1867 and 1868.

Jacob's brother, George Washington Wright, died during the Civil War on July 14, 1864 leaving nine orphan children ranging in ages from 20 down to 3 years old.

Jacob along with his oldest niece Mary Ann took on the responsibility of raising the orphaned children.

Jacob and his family moved to Gray Rock, Franklin Co., Texas in August 1869.

He returned in 1872 briefly and was appointed guardian of the younger children--Rachel, Ella, Lummie and Lena.

About 1872 he brought Ella, Lummie and Lena with him to Gray Rock, Texas.

George Washington Wright, Jr. and his wife, Theodosia Caladonia Peed, soon followed along with Edward Young Wright.

Rachel Frances stayed in Georgia and married Philip Aquilla Cooper.

Jacob died Dec 22, 1887 and Anna November 1883.

They are buried at the Gray Rock Cemetery in Franklin County, Texas.

Also buried next to them are two of Jacob's nephews, George Washington Wright, Jr. and Edward Young Wright.


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