#11 (catch up) John Hominy Wright is my 4th great grandfather on my maternal grandmother’s side. He was born 17 March 1774 to James Wright and Sarah Haworth in Newberry, South Carolina. The family were among a group of Quakers who had moved to South Carolina and formed the Newberry Monthly Meeting. Later on John Hominy settled Randolph County, Indiana with his wife Margaret Lane Reese again with a group of Quakers. Our family has a long history of being Quakers.
I‘m not sure where he picked up the nickname, Hominy. It is said that wherever it was, there were so many John Wrights that they were all given nicknames to differentiate between them. If you read histories of Randolph County, Indiana, there were so many Wrights that it is hard to keep them apart in your mind.