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==Early life== Griffin R Wright born about 1813 in South Carolina, possibly to Solomon Wright and his wife Annie who may have been a MOORE. Griffin Wright married Malinda Ballentine Chapman TUCKER. She had been born Jul 1815 (obit Jan 1898 stating "82y 6m") in Stokes County, North Carolina to James Tucker and his wife Edith Chapman White. The proof that Malinda was the daughter of James Tucker is his will signed 19 Aug 1856 (and proven 9 Nov 1865 in Lincoln County, Tennessee) where he names her first among his children and calls her "Malinda Wright" Griffin and Malinda married probably about 1835 somewhere in Tennessee. By 1836, he is being taxed in District 6 of Lincoln County, Tennessee. It is not yet clear whether Malinda's parents came to Lincoln County at this time. An article in the magazine "Lincoln County Pioneers" by Jane Warren Waller Vol. 13, #2, page 49, "Death taken from the Fayetteville Observer Aug. 26, 1875" states : "[James Tucker and Mrs E.C. Tucker] ...They were married in North Carolina August 14th, 1814, moved to this State in the fall of 1823, professed religion soon after and united themselves with the C.P. Church and lived and died in the faith." So this would tell us that they were somewhere in Tennessee by the end of 1823. The first time I can pin them in Lincoln County specifically is from [http://www.azcaseys.com/lookups/lct_mt_hebron/members.htm this website] by Julia Molitz, showing the members of the Mt. Hebron Church at Norris Creek (now Belleville, Lincoln County, Tennessee): "Edith Tucker joined on 3 Jul 1836 joined by "Recommended", dismissed by "Death". James and Edith's sons William and John were married in Lincoln County in 1838 and 1839 so it's likely the whole family is there by then.
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