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Re: Grider Family Genealogy

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 11:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Were your GRIDER ancestors related to ANY of these people?

Here's the information Mr. Robert N. Grant discovered as follows:

"
Some further results on your Edward Rufus Wright.

First, I noticed that you mentioned that Edward Rufus Wright had a brother W. W. Wright.

The 1880 Census for Wise County, TX, actually has Eddie Wright listed twice.

The first listing mentioned in my prior response shows the following:

Lizzy Wright, 24, married, born MO, [too light to read]
Willy Wright, 4, son, born MO/KY, father born NC, mother born MO,
Eddie Wright, 2, son, born TX, father born NC, mother born MO.

The second listing in Wise County, TX, shows the following for the Louis & Margaret Henson household:

Louis Henson, age 33 [crossed out] or 30, born in TX, father born MO, mother born MO
Margaret Henson, age 31, born MO, father born MO, mother born MO
John W. Henson, age 5, born in TX
Walter Henson, age 3, born in TX
Elizabeth Wright, 23, sister in law, married, born MO, father born Mo, mother born MO
William Wright, 4, nephew, born TX, father born NC, mother born MO,
Eddie Wright, 3, nephew, born TX, father born NC, mother born MO.

These are clearly two listings for the same family and fit the information you already have on your Edward Rufus Wright.

The result for Edward Rufus Wright is that:
1) his mother was Elizabeth (_____) Wright, born in about 1856 or 1857 in MO,
2) Elizabeth _____ married _____ Wright probably before 1876 in possibly Wise County, TX,
3) _____ Wright was born in NC,
4) Elizabeth (_____) Wright had a sister Margaret (_____) Henson,
5) Elizabeth's sister Margaret (_____) Henson was born in about 1849 in MO, and
6) Margaret _____ married Louis Henson probably before 1875 possibly in Wise County, TX.

There is a death record for John William Henson, born in 1875 in TX, which lists his parents as Louis Y. Henson and Margaret Grider:

Name: John William Henson
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 22 Nov 1950
Event Place: Greenville, Hunt, Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 26 Mar 1875
Birthplace: Decatur, Texas
Father's Name: Louis Y Henson
Mother's Name: Margaret Grider
Certificate Number: 53727
GS Film number: 2074548
Digital Folder Number: 005145609
Image Number: 03043

There is also a death record for Walter Young Henson, born in 1876 in TX, which lists his parents as Louis Y. Henson and Margaret Grider:

Name: Walter Young Henson
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 14 Oct 1948
Event Place: Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Widowed
Birth Date: 22 Sep 1876
Birthplace: Wise, Texas
Father's Name: Louis Y Henson
Mother's Name: Margaret Grider
Certificate Number: 42382
GS Film number: 2218966
Digital Folder Number: 005145047
Image Number: 02447

These two records identify Margaret (_____) Henson as Margaret (Grider) Henson and indicate that Edward Rufus Wright's mother was almost certainly Elizabeth (Grider) Wright.

And the first 1880 Census listing for Lizzy Wright has her living next door to Amos Grider, age 63 and born in MO.

The 1850 Census for Polk County, MO, listed Amos Grider, age 31 and born in MO, with wife Mary and daughter Margaret, age 2 and born in MO.

The 1860 Census for Wise County, TX, listed Amos Grider, age 43 and born in MO, with wife Nancy and daughters Margaret E., age 12 and born in MO, and Martha E., age 6 and born in MO. The Martha E. is probably Martha Elizabeth and fits the known information for your Elizabeth (Grider) Wright.

Finally, there is a death record for William Robert Wright, born 1875 in Decatur, Wise County, TX, which lists his parents as George Wright and Lizzy Grider:

Name: William Robert Wright
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 08 Apr 1956
Event Place: Houston, Harris, Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 20 Dec 1875
Birthplace: Decatur, Texas
Father's Name: George Wright
Mother's Name: Lizzie Grider
Certificate Number: 19730
GS Film number: 2114668
Digital Folder Number: 005145268
Image Number: 02408

So I think your Edward Rufus Wright's parents were George Wright and Martha Elizabeth "Lizzy" (Grider) Wright.

Robert N. Grant"

SOURCE: http://genforum.genealogy.com/wright/messages/24477.html

Please email me directly & let me know if this helps! My email address is as follows: Republican21@Yahoo.com.

Sincerely,

Jason Simmons

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Jeff Grider 2 Feb 2000 12:00PM GMT 
sir_erwin 12 Feb 2000 12:00PM GMT 
LynnePierce58 22 Feb 2000 12:00PM GMT 
JasonSimmons5... 19 Feb 2014 6:09PM GMT 
JasonSimmons5... 19 Feb 2014 6:13PM GMT 
JasonSimmons5... 19 Feb 2014 6:12PM GMT 
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