The William Wright and Frances (Campbell) site is dedicated to my close friend, Irene Wright. She has spent more time researching the Wright and Campbell families of anyone that I know. Throughout the years, we have worked closely together, sharing our research, thoughts and ideas.
Would also like to recognize Kendall Sparkman, Barb Schan and John T. Wright.
Frances 'Fanny' Campbell was the d/o James CAMPBELL Sr. and Jane SAMPLE. The Campbell family remained in close contact with the Wright and other families and there were several intermarriages amongst the Wright, DOWNING, RAGSDALE and ROARK families. Several of the Campbell-Wright descendants migrated to the Cole Co., MO area.
James Campbell Sr. came to the colonies before the revolution where he was a soldier. After the war, James was one of the first settlers of east Tennessee and one of the earliest pioneers on Fountain Run in Monroe Co.,KY.
Jane SAMPLE was d/o Moses Sample and Ruth WOOD. Moses left a will dated January 24, 1824 in Jefferson Co., KY - Will Book 2, p. 558; Probate Book 8, p. 170.
William Wright was bornn
Page that the minister wrote telling the days and the parties that he married.
This is to inform you that on December the 11:1800, I joined in mattrimony Will. Right to Fanny Cammel.
William Wright listed with 1 son and 4 daughters
"William and Fanny purchased 97 acres on Lamb's Sinking Creek in Warren Co., KY, adjacent to John COMPTON, Moses JOHNSON, and James DOUGHTY and sold it for $300.00 to August CLAYTON on 5/9/1817"
"268 acres, 4 horses, 1 white male over 21; property value of $1540.00"
"200 acres on Drake's Creek, 3 horses, 1 white male over 21, 1 black over 16; property value of $1125.00"
"from WILLIAM WRIGHT of Simpson County, to Vachel DILLINGHAM of Warren, for $650, 141 acres and 58 poles in Warren on Sinking Creek, and bounded by Doughty's old line 2 poles form Lambs Sinking Creek on the South Side, James DOUGHTY'S corner, a conditional line made between John COMPTON and Moses JOHNSON, MOORE'S line, MANLEY'S line, Joseph WELLS corner, LAMBS old line.
Signed: William (X - his mark) Wright and Fanny Wit: None
The deed was acknowledged by William Wright and Fanny, his wife; Fanny relinguished her right of dower to the lands within mentioned.
Recorded: Feb 26, 1821"
"212 acres on South Fork Drake's Creek, 3 horses, 1 white male voter; property value of $2196.00."
"212 acres on Drake's Creek, 5 horses, 1 white male voter, 5 children between ages 4-14; property value of $2000.00"
"212 acres on Drake's Creek, 5 horses, 1 white male; property value of $790.00"
3 sons, 3 daughters
"William Write was member of the first county court"
"William Wrights buys 200 acres in Benton Co. TN"
"Whereas WILLIAM WRIGHT died intestate ---James C. Wright app'd Admin."
"In the County Court of Benton County, Tennessee at Camden."
James C. Wright, Administrator of William Wright, deceased, Fanny Wright, and others
P. W. WRIGHT, John HUFFHINDS and wife, Elizabeth, P. LEWIS and wife, Mary LEWIS, and heirs of Lydia BROWN, deceased, Mahala Ann BROWN and J. E. BROWN
On motion and it appearing from the petition and affadavit filed that the above named defendants are non-residents of the State of Tennessee. It is therefore ordered that publication be made for four successive weeks in the West Tennessee Whig, a newspaper published in Jackson, Tenn., commanding said non-resident defendants to appear before the County Court of Benton County, Tenn. to be held at the Court Houst in the town of Camden on the first Monday in February next, to plead, answer or demur to complainants petition, or the same will be taken for confessed and set for hearing exparte.
W. M. McAuley, Clerk
Jan. 6, 1860 at prs. fee $8.
(note: date of the above court proceeding is missing)
James Wright & others
P. G. Lewis and others
This day this cause came on P. W. WRIGHT, John HUFFMANDS (*Huffhines) & wife Elizabeth, P. LEWIS & wife, Mary LEWIS, and heirs of Lydia BROWN, deceased, Mahala BROWN, and J. E. BROWN, are non-residents of the state of Tennessee it also appearing to the Court that publication had been made four successive weeks commanding said non-residents defendants to come & appear in the present Term of Court to plead, answer or (___?__) to said petition all of whom failed to plead, answer or (___?__) to said petition. It is therefore ordered by the Court that (___?__)procompisso (?) be taken as the non-residents and that this cause set for hearing exparten (?) as to them.James Wright & others vs Pet. to sell land P. G. (or W) Wright & othersThis day this cause came up for further hearing when it is ordered by the Court that this cause be referred to the Clerk & Master of this Court to take proof and report at the present Term of this Court as to the amount of indebtedness (___?__) in and also as to the probable benefits that may arise to the parties in consequence of selling same. * - indicates John's addition.
James C. Wright, Admr of William Wright Dec'd - *Sold land to W. W. Hudson and G. W. Hudson
Mahala Dowell formerly Mahala Wright - *See Deed Book H, Pg. 561, 12-15-1868
Nancy HUDSON formerly Nancy Wright
J. C. HUDSON who purchased Jacob Wright's interest,
Matilda THOMAS formerly Matilda Wright & her husband, F. C. THOMAS & said F. C. THOMAS who has purchased A. C. Wright's interest - *See deed book F, pg. 772, 1-4-1860)
W. W. McCORD (?) and Fanny, his wife, formerly Fanny Wright
P. G. (should be P. W.) Wright, John Hufhries (*Huffhines) & Elizabeth, his wife, Mahala Ann Brown, J. E. Brown, hus. of P. Lewis & Mary, his wife, formerly Mary Wright
This day this cause came on for hering upon the Bill report of this Clerk & master pro confesso & proof & it appearing to the Court upon the repot of the C & M which is unexcepted that it would be unnecessary to sell the land for partition & (__?__) to the advantage of the heirs & it is further appearing to the Court from said report of the C & M that James Wright the admr of William Wright has paid thirty eight dollars and 64 cents over & above what came into his ahnds & such adm. which amount is due him with interest thereon. It is therefore ordered, adjudged & decreed by the Court that the Clerk of this Court after giving legal notice sell the same at the Court House door in (__?__)all except the dower interst upon a credit of twelve months the purchaser giving land & security for the purchasing of the remainder after paying so much cash as will be sufficient to pay the amount due James Wright, the administrator.
Nancy Hudson 61 F W keeping house $300 KY John R Hudson 20 M W farmer TN Mary H Hudson 18 F W at home TN Fanny Wright 86 F W at home KY
I do NOT believe the William Wright, born about 1800 North Carolina and died about 1851 Benton Co., Tennessee and married Elizabeth Ann 'Nancy' Stockdale, to be a son of this William Wright and Frances Campbell.
Though he lived in Benton Co. TN also, the reasons that we do not belive this William who married Nancy STOCKDALE to be a child of William and Fanny (Campbell) Wright are:
- Names for the children of William Wright and Nancy STOCKDALE 'do NOT' fit in with the 'proven children' of William and Fanny (Campbell) Wright
- Court order lists all the heirs of William Wright and Frances Ann Campbell and no where is listed William Wright (who married Nancy Stockdale)
- None of the familly of William and Nancy (Stockdale) Wright purchase a single item at estate sale of 'our' William Wright
- None of William and Nancy (Stockdale) Wright's family ever witnessed a deed, bond, or mortage for the family of William and Fanny (Campbell) Wright) or vice versa
- William Wright (m. Nancy) lived in the northern portion of the County in the Lick Creek area while William Wright (m. Fanny) lived in the area of Big Sandy River (Ramble Creek?) and in Camden, Tn.