Thomas B Wright

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Thomas Benton Wright (1841-1863)

Thomas was born Sep 24, 1841, the son of William B Wright (1800-49) by his wife Mary L W Marshall (1801-) who had married in 1820. Thomas appears in the 1850 Census of Lincoln County, Tennessee

He died at Point Lookout, Maryland Nov 30, 1863 and was buried in the Confederate Cemetery there.

Primary documentation

  • In the "LCT Bible Records," Vol. 4, pgs. 85 & 86 is the Bible record of Jacob Wright. Here are just a few of the entries:"William B. Wright was born Aprile A D the 15th 1800 Mary L. W. Marshall was born A D January 11th 1801 and they was married December the 13th 1820"
(Note:  Their children are then listed, including the following.)
"Thomas Benton Wright was born September 24th 1_41"  (1841)
"Thomas Benton Wright departed this life ____  ____ 1863"]

Secondary sources

  • Submitted by Ginny Keefer Mar 12, 2007 "Capt Peter Turney's Company K. — Wright, Thomas B. Pvt. Enr. 29 April, 1861 at Boon's Hill, aged 21, wounded in head at Harper's Ferry 14 Sept 1862, shot in the hand at Fredericksburg 12 Dec 1862, and Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May, 1863 in leg. Captured at Falling Waters, MD 14 July, 1863, transferred to Hammond Genl Hospital at the prison camp Nov 1863, died at Point Lookout, MD 30 Nov 1863. Buried 1 Dec 1863 at the Confederate Cemetery there."

Further reading

  • 1850 Federal Census Family 964, Subdivision No 1, Lincoln County, Tennessee
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