William S. Wright

                                      Photograph: Deputy Sheriff William S. Wright


William S Wright was born 09 Jul 1855 on Boone Fork, in Letcher County, Kentucky, the son of Sidney Wright

He died 30 Jan 1900 in Letcher County, Kentucky.


William S. married 12 Apr 1872 at Rosedale, in Letcher County, Kentucky to Letitia "Lettie" "Aunt Moody" Bates. Lettie was

born 15 Nov 1851 at Millstone, in Letcher County, Kentucky, the daughter of James & Elizabeth 'Bessie' (Adams)

Bates and the granddaughter of  John Wallis & Sarah (Walthrop) Bates. Lettie was the niece of  "The Mountain Giant",

Martin Van Buren Bates.


They were the parents of eleven known children: 
      1.   Nancy Wright, born 25 Apr 1873
      2.   Martha E Wright, born 12 May 1874
      3.   Henrietta "Ritter" Wright, born 21 Sep 1876
      4.   Samuel J Tilden Wright, born 31 Mar 1878
      5.    Mary Wright, born 04 Apr 1880
      6.    William Wright, born 30 Jun 1882
      7.    T Garrett Wright, born 15 May 1885
      8.    Joseph F Wright, born 01 Jul 1886
      9.     Lettie Dallas Wright, born 08 Jan 1888
      10. John W Wright, born 09 Apr 1888
      11.    Dr. Benjamin Franklin Wright, born 12 Mar 1891
William S. Wright's widow, Lettie, died May 12, 1934. She was buried beside her husband at Thornton, Letcher County.
It may be interesting to note that two of Noah Reynolds's sister's married into into the Wright family. Martha Jane married

Samuel J. Wright, September 4, 1880, a son of Joel E. and Eliza (Bates) Wright and  a brother of Bad John Wright.  

Mary Chaney married John P. Wright, December 1890, a son of "Devil John" Wright.




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