Wright Family Notes . . .
The Wright family immigrated from Alabama to Simms, Bowie Co., Texas in 1860. During the Civil War Elbert Lewis Wright enlisted on 14 May 1862, and served in Co. 'D' 23rd Regiment Texas Calvary.
From: "Justin M. Sanders"
"The 23rd Texas Cavalry was indeed led by Col. N.C. Gould. Formed in early 1862. It's primary action appears to have been in the Red River Campaign in Louisiana (a good history of the campaign is Ludwell Johnson's book "The Red River Campaign"). Primary battles in which the 23rd would have been engaged are Mansfield (8 Apr 1864), Pleasant Hill (9 Apr 1864) and Yellow Bayou (18 May 1864).
Elbert Lewis Wright Buried: Sand Hill Cem. Farm Rd 561, north of Simms going to New Boston abt 5 miles on west side of Hwy 98. Tombstone: CSA Wright, Elbert L. 1829 DID NOT FIND TOMBSTONE 1870 Texas Fed Census, Bowie Cty, Pct 5, Powell Grove Wright, E. L. b. 1829 AL age 41 M/W b. AL Wright, Mary E. b. 1833 AL Wright, Sarah A. b. 1855 MS Wright, Alva O. b. 1866 TX Wright, Ebba A. b. 1868 TX 1880 Texas Fed Census, dtd 24 Jun 1880, Pct 4. enum. 5 Jul 1880 - E.D. 5, SD 2, p.28 Wright, Elbert L. W M 51 M AL SC SC Wright, Mary E. W F 46 M AL NC NC Wright, Abbie O. W F 16 S TX AL AL Wright, Bettie D. W F 9 S TX AL AL W=white M/F=sex of indv age mrd/sgl birth place of self dad mom 1900 Texas Fed Census, Bowie Community Vol. 11 E.D. 12 Sht 9 Ln 72 Wright, Elbert L. Hd W Apr 1829 72 27 AL SC SC Wright, Mary [Maggie] W W Nov 1852 47 27 4 2 MS SC TN 47=age 27=yrs married 4=children 2=live children She only had Edgar Floyd that I know of. Possibly the census taker is counting all of Elbert's children under Maggie's line. Singleton, Francis ML W Apr 1829 72 3 TN TN TN Census has age 72, but had to have been no older than 71 Texas Confederate Soldier Bowie County in the Confederate Pension ** Texas State Archives Claimant: Wright, Elbert Lewis - Pension Number: 14137 Claimant: Wright, Maggie - Pension Number: 32478 Husband: Elbert Lewis - Pension Number: 14137 Texas Confederate Army record data as recorded on pension applications of both Elbert & Maggie Wright: Elbert -enlisted Simms, Bowie, TX in 14 May 1862, discharged Apr 1865 Served in Company "D" 23 Regiment Texas Calvary under N.C. Gould - organized in Bowie Co., TX 13 Nov 1905 he owned: 40 acres - $400; 2 horses - $40; 2 cows - $12 Occupation: farmer; Health: piles, old age, general disability Resided in Simms, Bowie, TX since 1860. In 1909 pension application Elbert's health stats included deafness, and he no longer owned any property. Death date: 17 Jan 1916 Marriage date to Maggie: 28 Nov 1888 Bowie Co., TX Maggie - Birth date 28 Nov 1852 (age 63 yrs old as of 28 Nov 1915) Death date: 14 Apr 1926 Simms, Bowie, TX at the home of E.F. Wright, son. Buried: 15 Apr 1926; cause of death: breast cancer.
David E. Wright, Sr.
Obituary from the San Antonio newspaper:
"Wright - Major David E. Wright Sr., USA (Inf.) Ret'd., 455 Cloverleaf, born in Simms, Texas, 31 August 1913, entered rest Saturday 13th Nov. 1971 at the age of 58 years. Services are pending and will be announced in later papers. Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Marguerite (Conklin) Wright Sr.; daughters, Mrs. D. H. (Lillian) Rosow, and Miss Laurie F. Wright, all of this city; sons, David E. Wright Jr., College Stateion, Bryan, Texas, Robert M. Wright, Lackland AFB., this city, and Wardell C. Wright, US Navy, Honolulu, Hawaii; sisters, Mrs. C. (Dessie) Rogers and Miss Beatrice Wright, both of Texarkana, Texas, Mrs. B. (Ouida) Martin, Irving, Texas, and Mrs. Ray (Vernell) McDonald, Dallas, Texas; brothers, J. C. Wright, California and Elbert Wright, Shreveport, La; grandchildren, David E. Wright III and Christina M. Wright, both of Bryan, Texas and Lisa M. Rosow, of San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Wright has been a resident of San Antonio the past 11 years. Services under the direction of the Lelon Cude Family. The Alamo Funeral Home." WELCOME! We have earnestly researched our family for many years, and are pleased to provide what we have to all. But none can be taken for a profit publication and copyrighted. If you can add-to the data above, please email me, Doni