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Bethany Wright (1826 - 1885)

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Bethany Wright
Born in Alabama, United Statesmap
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Wife of — married 1841 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Alabama, United Statesmap
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Birth Date: 11 Feb 1826, per gravestone
Birth Place: Alabama, per census
... possibly born Green Hill, Lauderdale, Alabama, per undocumented source
Death Date: 14 Jan 1885, per gravestone
Death Place: Alabama, based on burial location, and last census
... possibly died Center Hill, Lauderdale, Alabama, per undocumented source


Find A Grave Memorial# 14930752 (gravestone pictured)
Inscription: Bethney Wright Gray
Birth: Feb. 11, 1826
Death: Jan. 14, 1885
Burial: Wright Cemetery, Center Hill, Lauderdale County, Alabama, USA
Plot: Row 6 (S-N)
Created by: Judy N. Stevens
Record added: Jul 14, 2006
1850 census: Division 2 East of the Military Road, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA
John Gray .......... 30 ... TN ... laborer
Bethana Gray .... 24 ... AL
Mary Gray ......... 10 ... AL
Eliza Gray ............ 8 ... AL
James Gray ......... 5 ... AL
Elizabeth Gray .... 4 ... AL
John Gray ............ 2 ... AL
Bethany (Wright) Gray of Lauderdale, AL, names her 10 children in a 1871 petition to the Commissioners of Claims. The petition was for the reimbursement of property (crops, animals, food stores, etc.) taken by Union soldiers in 1864.
Source: Fold3 -
(There are 47 pages in the document. Below is an excerpt from page 15)
I am a widow. I was married 34 years ago – My husband was strickly a logal man – during the whole of the war – he done nothing to aid the confederacy in any way – My husband is dead – he died the 27th day of October 1864. I have 10 children. Their names are – Eliza J – James W – Suzie B – John D – Ephraim N – Benjamin S – Ann – Jesse M – Willis H – Rebecca Gray. There ages are the 1st – 26 years – 25 – 23 – 22 – 20 – 17 – 15 – 13 – 11 – 9 – years are their ages – None of my children were in the confederate service. I came in possession of the property by the death of my husband – I have never taken out any letters of administration. I am asking for myself and the children. I took possession of the property at the death of my husband.

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