Wright, George Henry

by admin on June 15th, 2003

George Henry Wright was born on June 27, 1853. He lived o­n the Wright homeplace for most of his 93 years, dieing o­n Jan. 29,1947. In 1938, he and his wife, Nannie Brooks Hale wrote a biobraphical sketch for the Over Eighty Club which appeared in the Dickson County Herald.

George Henry Wright died Jan. 29, 1947, Nannie Hale Wright died Oct. 16, 1938. They are both buried in the McEwen, Tennessee Cemetery.

Children of G.H. Wright and Nannie Hale

  1. Ella Franklin Wright
    • Married William Benjamin Williams Apr. 29, 1896
    • They ran the Ben Williams store o­n the old Yellow Creek Road
    • Buried in McEwen, Tennessee Cemetery
  2. Annie Izetta Wright
    • born Dec. 25, 1880
    • died 1948
    • Married Dossie Owen Thompson
    • Children:
      1. Clara Thompson Diehl
      2. Dorris Thompson Gentry
      3. SueThompson Watts
  3. Ramey Wright
    • Married Kate Rice
    • Children:
      1. Mildred Wright Ferebee
      2. Albert Wright
      3. Kathleen Wright Penecost
      4. Kenneth Wright
  4. Willie T. Wright
    • Married Pricilla McClurkan
    • Children:
      1. Brooks
      2. Walter
      3. Harry
      4. Blake
      5. Charles
      6. Carlos
      7. Maxine
      8. Ruth
      9. George
      10. others
  5. Jewell Wright
    • Married Virgil Adams
    • Children:
      1. Lee Adams
      2. Ruth Adams Thornton
      3. Naomi Adams Warden
  6. Ben Wright
    • Born Oct. 8, 1884
    • Died Dec. 16, 1942
    • Married Ola M. ____________
    • Children:
      1. Paul Wright
      2. J.B. Wright
      3. Virginia Wright Farmer
  7. Gertrude Wright
    • Married R. Burne Averiett
    • Children:
      1. Robert Averiett
      2. Leonard Averiett
      3. Geraldine Averiett
      4. Alda Mai Averiett McClurkan
      5. Marie Averiett Cliburn
  8. Bob Wright
    • has son, Charles Wright
  9. Verge Wright
    • Died Aug. 15, 1967
    • Married Alice Heaney
    • Children:
      1. Virgil Wright Jr.
  10. Jeff Wright
    • Died Dec. 29, 1963, Pana, IL (is buried there)
  11. Elmer Wright
    • Married Flossie __________
    • Children:
      1. Frances Wright Thompson
      2. Marjorie Wright Hickman

Reference:The Primal Families of Yellow Creek Valley by William J. Nesbitt, c. 1985

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