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."
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