Monthly Archives: August 2013

Wright – The Quaker Trace

In the early 1800’s the Wrights and the Mills were moving into Randolph County, Indiana along with other Quaker families. They mainly came from the Carolinas. If not directly, than indirectly with a stop in Ohio or Tennessee for a … Continue reading

Posted in Wright | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wright – Mills in Early Randolph County, Virginia

 Example of an early saw mill “On Sparrow creek a saw-mill was erected (before the Macksville grist-mill was built) by Morgan Mills. He used to saw day and night. He would set his log and start the saw, and then … Continue reading

Posted in Wright | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wright – White River Township and Stoney Creek Township

In doing research on the Wrights and the Mills, the names of two areas pop up time and again, White River Township and Stoney Creek Township in Randolph County, Indiana. After reviewing successive U.S. Federal censuses, I assumed that my ancestors … Continue reading

Posted in Wright | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wright – Morgan Mills

My head is spinning round and round trying to keep track of all the Morgan Mills we have in our family. At first I was afraid that I had made some mistakes somewhere. But then I drew a diagram and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wright – Delia N Mills Lowery – 1897 to 2000

One of my maternal grandmother’s favorite aunts was Delia N Mills. She was her mother, Minnie Bell Mills, younger sister and was only four years older than my grandmother. This will be the story of Delia and Lowery’s Candies. It … Continue reading

Posted in Wright | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wright – George Washington Mills – 1855 to 1956

George Washington Mills (1855-1956) is the brother of my Great Great Grandfather, Jacob Riley Mills. If you see pictures of them you can’t tell one from the other, or at least I can’t. George lived to 101. He got his … Continue reading

Posted in Wright | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tennant – William Thadios Tennant – 1910

In 1910, William Thadios Tennant (35) was living on a farm in Township 7, Craig County, Oklahoma with his wife Mattie (31), son Ethmer (12), son Aubrey (10) (my maternal grandfather), and daughter Loy, (7 mos). Township 7 is near … Continue reading

Posted in Tennant | Tagged , , | Leave a comment