Pvt. (CSA), Rev John Wesley Wright

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Pvt. (CSA), Rev John Wesley Wright

Also Known As: "J. W. Wright", "John W Wright", "John Wright", "John W. Wright"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: De Siard, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death: June 10, 1884 (45)
San Augustine County, Texas, USA (Massive heart attack on his 45th birthday)
Place of Burial: Wood Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Lt Col. Robert Dawson Wright and Eleanor Wright
Husband of Cynthia Elvira Wright and Cynthia "Sulie" Elvira Wright
Father of Larrissa Cordelia Wood (Wright); Cynthia Sarah Wright; Issac William Wright; Mary Ellen Powell; Irenia Ophelia Pence and 1 other
Brother of Mary Ann Elizabeth Duckworth; James Paymer Wright; Nancy C. Tucker; Francis D. Watkins; Reverend Henry Dawson Wright and 5 others

Occupation: Soldier, Blacksmith, Methodist Minister @ Centerview Methodist Church in Sabine County, TX, Pastor
Managed by: Tiffany Allen
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About Pvt. (CSA), Rev John Wesley Wright

Biography

Pvt. (CSA), Rev John Wesley Wright was born on January 30, 1839 in De Siard, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, USA. His parents were Lt Col. Robert Dawson Wright and Eleanor O. Wright. He was a Soldier, Blacksmith, Methodist Minister @ Centerview Methodist Church in Sabine County, TX.

John married Cynthia Wright on January 12, 1860 in Trinity County, Texas, United States.

John married Cynthia "Sulie" Elvira Wright. Together they had the following children: Larrissa Cordelia Wood (Wright); Cynthia Sarah Wright; Mary Ellen Powell; Irenia Ophelia Pence; Isaac William Wright; Bessie Lynn Wright.

He died on June 10, 1884 in San Augustine County, Texas, USA from Massive heart attack on his 45th birthday and was buried after June 10, 1884 in Wood Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas, USA.


John served in the Civil War for the Confederate States Army as a Private in Capt. Hughes' Co.,Texas Light Artillery; Capt. Jones' Co., Light Artillery.

Rev. John Wesley Wright had a massive heart attack and passed away suddenly June 10, 1884. Family Bible record states his birth as January 30, 1839; his headstone date of birth is inscribed June 10, 1842. Rev. John Wesley Wright was a Blacksmith (as his father), and a Methodist Minister. He is known to have ministered at Centerview Methodist Church, Sabine County, Texas.

Rev. John Wesley Wright married (1) Cynthia Henderson, January 12, 1860 Trinity County, Texas. Cynthia Henderson: born 1845 Mississippi - died unknown likely Trinity County, Texas. No children. Cynthia Henderson was a daughter of John Henderson, born abt 1810, a school teacher, and Mary Williams born 1815 Tennessee. John Henderson and Mary Williams married August 8, 1829, Lauderdale County, Alabama. They migrated with their 10 children to Claiborne Parish, Louisiana,where they lived for some years, then on to growing Trinity County, Texas by 1859. In the 1860 US Census of Trinity County, Texas, John Henderson is not named, but his wife is Mary Henderson is listed.

Rev. John Wesley Wright married (2) Cynthia "Elvira" Gary. They became the parents of six children. Upon John's unexpected death, Cynthia Elvira was left with their six children to care for and love. Their eldest, Mary Ellen "Mollie" Wright married William Henry Powell soon after John's death.

Cynthia Elvira Wright married widower Rev. Robert "Ed" Wright, his nephew, November 2, 1884, San Augustine County, Texas. Robert Wright was a Methodist Circuit Rider at age 18. By age 24 he preached where he could and worked in the oil fields. Robert and Cynthia had two two sons, George Asrel Wright, (Asrel to honor Cynthia Elvira's brother Asrel Gary) and infant Robert Govy Wright,named Robert after his father, middle name Govy to honor Cynthia Elvira's father Govy Gordon Gary, a frontiersman, Indian fighter, Civil War veteran and farmer.

Cynthia Elvira's father Govy Gary migrated to Bosque County, TX in early 1849, almost three decades long journey with his parents and several siblings, settling in Alabama for awhile, then Georgia, then on wagon trains. Govy was briefly married in Rusk County, Texas. She left him after a few weeks and later got a divorce. Govy eventually married Mary Ann Jackson Carter and they settled in San Augustine County. They had four living children. Three children died according to a census.

Govy and brothers Jackson "Jack" Gary, Mathias Gary, Isaac Gary and young brother-in-law John Robertson served in the Confederate Army. Jack Gary was killed. Mathias Gary and John Robertson became prisoners of war at the Battle of Fordoche, LA, and John Robertson died while a prisoner of war. Families suffered while the husbands and fathers were away. Govy Gary's family was on the indigent list during those hard times.

After the war ended, Govy and Mary worked their farm and persevered to have a decent life with their children. Those were happy years with their growing family. Tragically, Govy was shot and killed in a quarrel over his eldest daughter Sarah's good name on Oct 9, 1869, when he was age 51.

A few weeks after giving birth, Cynthia Elvira and baby Govy became deathly ill. They died on Mar 4, 1888, in Hardin County where Robert was working in the oil fields near Batson and Saratoga. Devastated by their deaths, he refused to bury his wife and infant son far from home. Robert brought the 5 children, plus Cynthia Elvira and baby Govy back home by horse and wagon to San Augustine County, a journey of about a hundred miles. Robert buried them by Rev. John Wesley Wright in Wood Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas. There is a marker "GW" for baby Robert Govy Wright, with Rev. John Wesley Wright and Cynthia Elvira Wright sharing a monolithic marble monument.

Rev. John Wesley Wright's Father: Pvt Robert Dawson Wright fought in the War of 1812 at the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815 in Captain Sackett's Company, Louisiana Militia, General Margan's Brigade under General Andrew Jackson to defeat the British. Robert Dawson Wright rose to Captain in the Louisiana Militia, later was elected to the rank of Lt. Colonel in 1836 with the commendation signed and approved by Governor A. B. Roman.

John Wesley Wright's Mother: Eleanor (Dickerson) Wright, born 1800 - died 1866 buried Sumpter Cemetery, Trinity County, TX, aside her husband). John Wesley Wright was one of 11 children of which six were sons born to Robert Dawson Wright and Eleanor (Dickerson) Wright. Their children were:

1. Mary Ann Elizabeth Wright 2. James Paymer Wright 3. Nancy C. Wright 4. Frances D. Wright 5. Henry Dawson Wright 6. Robert Dickerson Wright 7. Eleanor Louisa Wright 8. Isaac Edward Wright 9. John Wesley Wright 10.Lydia Ann Wright 11.Christopher Columbus "Lum" Wright.

The only son not a minister was James Paymer Wright, who was a farmer.

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Pvt. (CSA), Rev John Wesley Wright's Timeline

1839
January 30, 1839
De Siard, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, USA
1870
November 14, 1870
San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas, USA
1873
May 7, 1873
San Augustine County, Texas, USA
1876
May 26, 1876
San Augustine County, Texas, USA
1878
November 16, 1878
San Augustine County, Texas, USA
1881
February 7, 1881
San Augustine, Texas, United States
1883
April 22, 1883
San Augustine, San Augustine County, TX, United States
1884
June 10, 1884
Age 45
San Augustine County, Texas, USA
June 10, 1884
Age 45
Wood Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas, USA