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Thomas McCormick and Elizabeth Carruth




Husband Thomas McCormick

           Born: Est 1715
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 


         Father: James McCormick (Est 1680-      )
         Mother: 


       Marriage: 19 Jan 1727/28 - , Londonderry, , Ireland

Noted events in his life were:
Immigration, 1735 - , , , America




Wife Elizabeth Carruth

            AKA: McCormick
           Born: Est 1715
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 



Children
1 M Robert McCormick

           Born: Abt 1738 - , Hanover Twp, Lancaster, PA
     Christened: 
           Died: After 1779
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Martha Sanderson (1747-1803)
           Marr: 1770 - , Hanover Twp, Lancaster, PA




Notes (Marriage)

1984 IGI Ireland
Spouse:Elizabeth CARRUTH Date:19 Jan 1728 Location:Londonderry, Ireland Notes:Surety:2
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Thomas B. Wright and Mary (Polly) Clanton




Husband Thomas B. Wright

           Born: 18 Feb 1758 - , , Prince William, VA
     Christened: 
           Died: 22 Jun 1840 - , , Surry, NC
         Buried: 


         Father: John Wright III (1728-1789)
         Mother: Anne Williams (Abt 1735-1825)


       Marriage: 7 Jan 1780 - , , Surry, NC

Noted events in his life were:
Researcher, From WorldConnect database

There are dozens of entries for this person. I picked one with excellent footnotes. It belongs to Donna Burry <dburry@midamerica.net> .


ID: I19755
Name: Thomas WRIGHT 1 2 3 4
Sex: M
Birth: 18 FEB 1758 in Prince William County, Virginia 2 1 4
Death: 22 JUN 1840 in Surry County, North Carolina 2 4
_FA1: Was a private in a North Carolina Unit. 3
Reference Number: 9397
Note:

[Bronough-Dottie Wright.FTW]

Thomas Wright was born on his maternals grandmother' (Honour Williams) estate in Prince William County, Virginia. (that part which became Fauquier County in 1759). In 1774, John Wright III, (Thomas' father) together with his family, departed through the Gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains for the long Indian trail between the Ridge and the Cumberland Mountains. The trail led southward to the Yadkin River in North Carolina, then southwesterly from "Bigg Branch of the North Fork of Hunting Creek" to the southwest corner of Surry County, now the County of Yadkin to Buck Shoals at Deep Creek. It was here that the family settled.
In June 1776, at the age of eighteen, Thomas Wrigh volunterred for service to help quell the Cherokee Indian uprisings . He served as private under the command of Capt. Jacob Feree. After helping build Fort Defiance on the Yadkin River, he received a verbal discharge, and returned home on Aug. 1776.
A few days later, he volunteered again under Capt. Ferree, in Col. James Martin's North Carolina Regiment, for further serrvice against the Cherokees.
He served three months and was verbally discharged. In the Spring 1780, he volunteered as a minute man in the Revolutionary War, to help keep the Tories in check. He served whenever called upon, under several different captains, until the surrender of Cornwallis. His Revoluntionary War File No. is R.11,899.
In February, 1833, Thomas Wright, who at that time was senior magistrate for the Surry County Court, applied for a military pension. He was placed on the roll as a Revolutionary pensioner, entitled in seventy dollars per annum.
His Friend, Congressman Lewis Williams, attested to his character in his letter to the Commissioner of Pensions, "In support of this claim, I must say that the applicant, Thomas Wright is a respectable, as worthy, as reputable as a man as any in the United States".
Thomas Wright entered public life, as a member of the House of Commons in the General Assembly from 1800 to 1803. He was then elected to the Senate in 1807, serving a one year term. He was re-elected in 1810 and served continuously until 1817.
It was between two of his various periods of enlistment for military service that Thomas Wright married Mary Clanton, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Clanton, of Surry County, on Jan. 7, 1780. This information was recorded on the leaf of Thomas Wright's bible, found among his pension papers.

In December of 1778, Thomas Wright obtained a warrant for four hundred acres of land on the south fork of Deep Creek. Record of the survey was dted Sept. 27, 1779, Grant 576, issued Oct. 30, 1783. (File No. 577, Deed Book 53, Pg. 102, Dept. of State, Raleigh, North Carolina). According to this record, it is believed that Thomas and Mary Clanton Wright settled down on a farm adjoining John Wright III's at the close of the Revolution. Unlike many of John Wright III's other children, Thomas maintained his residence in Surry County throughout his life. He was a prominent membr of Flat Rock Baptist Church, which was originally known as Petty's Meeting House.

Thomas Wright died on June 22, 1840. His will, recorded in Surry County, Will Book 4, pg. 175, dated June 1, 1838 names his eight children:
John Wright was born Sept. 23, 1781
Daniel Wright was born Aug. 13, 1784
Lucy Wright was born Oct. 27, 1786
Amelia Wright was born March 22, 1789
William W. Wright was born Feb. 26, 1791
Nancy Wright was born April 22, 1795
Thomas B. Wright was born Aug. 29, 1797
Polly Wright was born July 18, 1804.

ABSTRACTS OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION FILES:

WRIGHT, THOMAS, North Carolina Line, Mary, R11899, sol was b 18 Feb 1758 in Fauquier Co. Virginia & he lived in Surry Co. North Carolina when he enl & he lived there when he appl 12 Feb 1833 & was then referred to as Thomas Wright, Sr. & was the senior Magistrate for Surry Co North Carolina & had also srv in the North Carolina State Legislature, sol had m Mary Canton 7 Jan 1780 in Surry Co North Carolina & sol d there 22 Jun 1840 & his wid appl there in Aug 1843 & she d 14 Jun 1844 in Yadkin Co North Carolina aged 85, sol's & wid's children were; John b 23 Sep 1781, Daniel b 13 Aug 1784, Lucy b 27 Oct 1786, Amelia b 22 Mar 1789, William W. b 26 Feb 1791, Nancy b 22 Apr 1795, Thomas B. b 29 Aug 1797 & Polly b 18 Jul 1804, also shown was "father" d 30 Oct 1789 & "father-in-law" d 22 Sep 1793, sol's son John Wright died after his mother & prior ro 23 Jan 1853, in 1853 the surviving children were; Daniel, William W., & Thomas B. Wright, Lucy Belt widow, Amelia Davis widow, Mary "Polly" wife of Henry Foote & Nancy Frost or Nancy Stead or Steal (both given), the son William W. Wright was of Wilkes Co North Carolina in 1853, in 1853, William W. Foote was of Alexander Co North Carolina but his kinship to the family was not stated, in 1833 the son Thomas Wright appl in Surry
Co North Carolina & one son John Wright was a witness to his application.



Father: John WRIGHT III
b: 25 DEC 1732 in Leesylvania, Faquier County, Virginia
Mother: Ann WILLIAMS
b: 15 OCT 1738 in Fauquier County, Virginia

Marriage 1 Mary CLANTON b: 1759 in North Carolina

Married: 7 JAN 1780 in Surry County, North Carolina 2

Children

1. John WRIGHT b: 23 SEP 1781 in Surry County, North Carolina
2. Daniel WRIGHT b: 13 AUG 1784
3. Lucy WRIGHT b: 22 OCT 1786 in Surry County, North Carolina
4. Amelia WRIGHT b: 22 MAR 1789 in Surry County, North Carolina
5. William Williams WRIGHT b: 26 FEB 1791 in Surry County, North Carolina
6. Nancy WRIGHT b: 22 APR 1795 in Surry County, North Carolina
7. Thomas B. WRIGHT b: 29 AUG 1797 in Surry County, North Carolina
8. Mary WRIGHT b: 18 JUL 1804 in Surry County North Carolina


Sources:

1.Title: Addington Web Page
Author: Jacquelyn Addington, Email address: hadwen@southwind.net,
Publication: Family Group Sheet and Pedigrees
Note: Good
Repository:
Note: RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project
Call Number:
Media: Other
2.Title: Allen Family Register
Author: Dottie Wright, hummer@csinet.net;
http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=REG&db=:587169&id=I...
Publication: updated August 25, 16:49:03, 2001
Repository:
Call Number:
Media: Other
3.Title: Daniel Wright GEDCOM file downloaded from WorldConnect.rootsweb.com
Repository:
Call Number:
Media: Other
Text: Date of Import: 24 Jan 2002
4.Title: Daniel Wright GEDCOM file downloaded from WorldConnect.rootsweb.com




Wife Mary (Polly) Clanton

            AKA: Wright
           Born: Abt 1759 - , , Surry, NC
     Christened: 
           Died: 14 Jun 1844 - , , Surry, NC
         Buried: 


         Father: Thomas Clanton (1708-1793)
         Mother: Elizabeth (Abt 1725-      )





Children
1 M John P. Wright

           Born: 23 Sep 1781 - , , Surry, NC
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 



2 M Daniel Wright 7

           Born: 13 Aug 1784 - , , Surry, NC
     Christened: 
           Died: 3 Mar 1874 - , Sedalia, Pettis, MO 7
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Mary (Sally) Thomas Mitchell (1792-1824) 7
           Marr: 27 Apr 1813 7
         Spouse: Margaret Dozier Thomas (1798-1873) 7
           Marr: 11 Jan 1827 - , , Lawrence, AL 20



3 F Lucy Wright

           Born: 27 Oct 1786 - , , Surry, NC
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 



4 F Amelia Wright

           Born: 22 Mar 1789 - , , Wilkes, NC
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 



5 M William Williams Wright

           Born: 26 Feb 1791 - , , Surry, NC
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 



6 F Nancy Wright

           Born: 22 Apr 1795 - , , Surry, NC
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 



7 M Thomas B. Wright II

           Born: 29 Aug 1797 - , , Surry, NC
     Christened: 
           Died: 
         Buried: 



8 F Mary (Polly) Wright

           Born: 18 Jul 1804 - , , Surry, NC
     Christened: 
           Died: 
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Joseph Mendenhall and Jane Collins




Husband Joseph Mendenhall

           Born: 29 Nov 1746 - Kennett Mm, , Chester, PA
     Christened: 
           Died: Abt 1840 - , , Guernsey, OH
         Buried: 


         Father: Isaac Mendenhall (1719-1803)
         Mother: Martha Robinson (1725-      )


       Marriage: 1767 - , , Chester, PA

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation

CaptAmRevolution

Probate, 12 Oct 1840 - , , Guernsey, OH




Wife Jane Collins

            AKA: Mendenhall
           Born: 1749 - , , Chester, PA
     Christened: 
           Died: 5 Feb 1832 - , , Guernsey, OH
         Buried: 



Children
1 M Isaac Mendenhall

           Born: 1771
     Christened: 
           Died: 28 Jan 1848 - , , Guernsey, OH
         Buried: 
         Spouse: Elizabeth Comley (1781-1857)
           Marr: 4 Jul 1804 - , , Fayette, PA




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Isaac Mendenhall and Elizabeth Comley




Husband Isaac Mendenhall

           Born: 1771
     Christened: 
           Died: 28 Jan 1848 - , , Guernsey, OH
         Buried: 


         Father: Joseph Mendenhall (1746-Abt 1840)
         Mother: Jane Collins (1749-1832)


       Marriage: 4 Jul 1804 - , , Fayette, PA




Wife Elizabeth Comley

            AKA: Mendenhall
           Born: 7 Sep 1781
     Christened: 
           Died: 6 May 1857
         Buried: 



Children
1 F Jane Mendenhall

            AKA: McCormick
           Born: 20 Dec 1813 - , , Guernsey, OH
     Christened: 
           Died: 15 Aug 1881 - , Near Proctorville, Lawrence, OH
         Buried: 
         Spouse: John Wesley McCormick (1811-1875)
           Marr: 24 Apr 1836 - , , Guernsey, OH




Notes (Marriage)

Second date is 1800. Uncertain which is correct


General Notes for Child Jane Mendenhall

Notes in Dr. Potter's collection. William H. McCormick gives this description of his mother, Jane Mendenhall McCormick. "She was of slender build, above the average in height, and weighed about 120 to 130 pounds -- dark hair and eyes, and a little nervous, self-willed, enjoyed good health until past 50 years of age. After the Civil War broke out Charles, the 3rd child, died of the measels. Mother took the measels and left her with a cough from which she never fully recovered. But she held on to life until she was near 70 years of age. She was a woman of great endurance and never knew what it was to take a rest. . . . The care of the family depended on her. Her husband was an itinerant minister and often away from home for weeks at a time." [This may have been taken from "Jesse A. Duncan of Decatur, Illinois, prepared a history of the descendants of Elizabeth Mendenhall and Samuel a Hufferd." ]