WRIGHT, J M - Calhoun County, Arkansas | J M WRIGHT - Arkansas Gravestone Photos


Ebenezer Cemetery
Calhoun County,

Mary - December 10, 1831 - August 4, 1909
J. M. - August 1, 1830 - October 11, 1914

John M. Wright, one of the substantial farmers of Moro Township, Fordyce post-office, was born in Georgia, August 1, 1830, a son of William Wright, also a native of Georgia. His father emigrated from Georgia to Alabama in 1835 and remained there until 1869, when he moved to Mississippi, where died in 1878. His paternal grandfather came from England and was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. His mother, Lucinda (Robinson) Wright, was born in Georgia and died in Mississippi in 1882. She was the mother of ten children, all of whom grew to manhood and womanhood, and eight of whom - five daughters and three sons - are still living. Our subject was the third of these ten children. He was raised in Alabama, and received but a very meager education, attending school but six weeks. He was married in Alabama, in February, 1857, to Miss Mary I. Satterwhite, a native of Georgia, born December 10, 1831. She was the daughter of Dawson and Martha (Simmons) Satterwhite, natives of Georgia, and of German descent. They had six children, Mrs. Wright being the third, five of whom are still living. Mr. Satterwhite was a soldier, during the Florida and Indian War, under Gen. Jackson, at the close of which he engaged in his occupation, farming. Both he and wife died in Jasper County, Ga. Mr. and Mrs. Wright have had four children, two of whom - one son and one daughter - are still living, viz: Daniel J (married and resides on a farm near his father) and Elizabeth J. (wife of George W. Bryant). Our subject emigrated from Alabama to Mississippi in 1859, where he resided until 1861, when he moved to where he now lives. He has 240 acres in his home farm, about 100 of which are under cultivation. This place was all in the wood when he first settled it. He has also 201 and 205 acres in separate tracts in this county; one is an improved farm and the other woods. Mr. Wright has a cotton gin and gins his own cotton. In March, 1862, Mr. Wright enlisted in the Confederate army, in Company H, Second Arkansas Cavalry, and served until the close of the war, when he returned and settled this farm on which he has since resided. While with his regiment he was engaged in the battle of Shiloh, at Hatchie Bridge, and in many skirmishes. Politically Mr. Wright is a Democrat, and cast his first presidential vote for Seymour. Both he and wife are members of the Missionary Baptist Church. He is a good, honest citizen, respected and esteemed by all. (Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas - Goodspeed Publishing Company - 1890)

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Submitted: 2/24/09 • Approved: 8/17/15 • Last Updated: 8/20/15 • R158086-G158085-S3

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