Today's featured relative in my database is my maternal 2nd-great grandfather, John William Wright.
John was born February 21, 1860 in Brown Co., OH., the son of Joseph W. and Rebecca Ann (Heaton) Wright. John married May 13, 1888 in Madison Co., IN to Ellen King, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Shaw) King. Ellen was born August 24, 1868 in Frankton, Madison Co., IN., and died December 24, 1913 in Monroe Twp., Madison Co., IN. John died June 5, 1945 in Monroe Twp., Madison Co., IN. Both are buried in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Alexandria, Madison Co., IN.
Children of John William and Ellen (King) Wright are as follows :
i. Virgil Lee Wright b. July 6, 1894 Madison Co., IN., d. March 25, 1972 Madison Co., IN., m. Edna Muriel Pierce.
ii. Chester Arthur Wright b. October 18, 1896 Madison Co., IN., m. Erma Hayes
I descend from John and Ellen (King) Wright through their son, Virgil, as follows :
John William Wright and Ellen King
Virgil Lee Wright and Edna Muriel Pierce (my great-grandparents)