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WRIGHT— SMITHERMAN— MILLER DATA

January 9, 1991

WRIGHT— SMITHERMAN— MILLER DATA

    Copied by Mary H. McCown from records in possession of William Wright of Bristol, TN.

Bible Records:

            Thomas Jefferson Wright, Christian Preacher, Carter County, TN

            Births:

            Thomas J. Wright was born Oct. 11, 1820.

            Susan Wright was born Jan. 28, 1824.

            Mary Susan Wright – June (sic) 29,, 1844.

            Samuel Smitherman Wright – May 30, 1847.

            Sarah Ellen Wright – Oct. 5, 1849.

            John William Wright – Sept. 4, 1851 (father of Wm. Wright).

            Margaret Mariah Wright – Dec. 8, 1858.

            Seth Sneyd, Sr. – Aug. 31, 1791

            Maria Smitherman was born Feb. 3, 1814.

            Thomas Alfred Shell was born Sept. 9, 1872.

            Marriages:

            Thomas J. Wright & Susan Smitherman, married Sept. 26, 1843.

            Anderson, J. Shell & Sarah Wright, married May 21, 1871.

            Henderson J. Shell & Mary T. Wright, married April 12, 1877.

     A letter to the Rev. Thomas J. Wright, Limestone Cove, Unicoi Co., TN from O.F. Hughes, Holston, VA, dated April 30, 1879, asking for hand of his daughter Maggie in marriage.

            Bible Records: Limestone Cove, Unicoi Co., TN.

            O.P. Miller was born (sic) March 5, 1862 and was married March 11, 1885 on Wed. (he died Jan. 14, 1943).

            Mollie E. O’Brien was born May 16, 1865.

            Mary A.Y. Miller was born Feb. 18, 1886.

            Julia Ann Miller was born July 26, 1889 and died July 11, 1890.

            J.B. Miller was born Feb. 20, Sat., 1892.

            Georga Miller was born Mon., June 24, 1895.

            Millie E. Miller died Sat., Oct. 24, 1898.

            Annie B. Miller, July 4, 1865-Aug. 8, 1942.

End of Bible Record.

            Tax Receipts:

            Carter Co., TN – Samuel Smitherman, Rec. $3.81-1/4 – 1835 & 36.

            Carter Co., TN – by hand of John Wright, taxes for the year 1848 – June 18, 1847.

            Carter Co., TN – Samuel Smitherman, by hand of John Wright, taxes for the year 1856.

Carter Co., TN – Sept. 26, 1876, T. J. Wright – $4.14 for 1875 – District 11, Carter Co.

            Unicoi Co., TN – Sept. 20, 1880 – Rec. of T. J. Wright, $5.85 – 1877.

            Unicoi Co., TN – Rec. T. J. Wright – Feb., 14, 1900 – $3.40 – 120 acres – Dist. #2.

            Unicoi Co., TN – Rec. T. J. Wright – Jan. 17, 1901 – $3.30 – 120 acres – Dist. #2.

            Unicoi Co., TN – Rec. T. J. Wright – Feb. 9, 1906 – $2.33 – 98 acres – Dist. #2.

            Unicoi Co., TN – Rec. T. J. Wright – Heirs – $2.62 – 98 acres – Dist. #2

Unicoi Co., TN – Rec. John Wright – $3.30 – Jan. 25, 1905-98 acres for 1904 – Dist. #2.

Unicoi Co., TN – Rec. John Wright – Feb. 26, 1910 – $2.90 for 1909 – 98 acres – Dist. #2.

     Some other papers in this collection showed that the Limestone Cove Christian Church existed in 1858, and that the Union Church on Cherokee Creek was here at that time also, although it was meeting in Hunter’s School House then. A case vs. Brother Jacob Hyder was brought to the attention of the various churches. One of these was signed by Thomas J. Wright, from the Limestone Cove Church. Another copy was signed by John Wright, who then was a member of the Buffalo Creek (Milligan College) Church. The family of Samuel S. Wright, son of T. J. Wright, lived at the foot of the campus of Milligan College about 1901-1910.

     From the files of the late Mary Hardin McCown.

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