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  • ID: I7385
  • Name: John Spencer WRIGHT
  • Surname: Wright
  • Given Name: John Spencer
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 21 Oct 1834 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland
  • Death: 28 Aug 1892 in Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
  • _UID: D73A7977E7660F499F9C64F5E0316459086D
  • Note:
    1. From: Emory, Mary Bourke. Colonial Families and Their Descendants. Press of the Sun Printing Office. Baltimore. 1900.

    Mr John Spencer Wright, second son of Col. Thomas Wright, of the "Church Farm," who was named for his relative, Mr. John B. Spencer, married Miss Annie Turpin, daughter of Dr. Walter Turpin, of Centreville, and sister of ex-Senator Wm. T. P. Turpin. Mrs. Wright is a sweet-tempered, lovely lady, devoted to her children and untiring in her domestic duties. She has a large and interesting family and has reared them with tenderness and love. They frequently revert to their youthful days passed at their retired country home, "White Marsh," with happy recollections, often speaking of the kindness and forbearance of their faithful parents. Mr. Walter Turpin Wright, eldest son of Mr. J. Spencer Wright, married Miss Sarah Holmes, the lovely and accomplished daughter of Mrs. Wm. Holmes, formerly Miss Anna Price Wright. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wright have recently erected a beautiful dwelling, which is an ornament to the town of Centreville. Miss Lorena Wright, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Spencer Wright, married Dr. Wightman, of Philadelphia. Mrs. Wightman is an open-hearted, hospitable lady and resembles her aunt, Mrs. Margaret Wright, in face, figure and character. Annie Turpin and Rebecca Lux, the latter a name-sake of her handsome grand-mother, Mrs. Rebecca Lux Wright, of "Church Farm," and Mary Nicholson, the youngest children of Mrs. Wright, have developed into attractive women. Spencer Wright, the second son, resembles his father, and is a promising business man in Philadelphia at this time. One son, "Bourke," died in infancy and is sweetly sleeping in his "heavenly cradle."

    Mr. J. Spencer Wright was a devoted husband and a faithful guardian to his younger brothers, who were orphans before he arrived at manhood, and conscientiously discharged his duties to them under multiplied difficulties, making their home with him peaceful and cheerful. Stores of affection were lavished upon these obedient younger "brothers," the tenderest interest evinced in their welfare by this refined and unselfish guide, who sympathized with them in their sorrows, and participated in their enjoyments. The recollection of his kindness is doubtless stamped on their hearts for all time. Their united voices found harmony of the sweetest kind, for they walked together, conversed together, worked together, enjoying the full confidence and love of each other. The impress of his tender solicitude and wholesome advice will never fade. No "real father" could have been more patient and watchful. These younger brothers have reaped golden sheaves from him who trained them in their youth and shielded them from harm. May his patience, virtue, cheerfulness and refinement of character be an example worthy of imitation and never grow old, his faithfulness to his brothers a "lasting" monument to his "loved memory." This patient foster father has been gently laid to rest by the loving hands of those whom he guided in life--his "brothers." He appreciated the blessings that God has so generously bestowed upon "ungrateful" man. When his heart was feebly beating, in a reviving moment, he uttered words of love to his faithful wife, his affectionate children and friends, and asked to have the curtain of his window lifted, that he might take a last "lingering" look at nature, while his sorrowing family were bathed in tears, caressing the "loved one," every pulsation piercing the very soul of the patient watchers with the "keenest" anguish.

    Mr. Spencer Wright will not soon be forgotten. His memory will ever be cherished by the "true" friend of his bosom and the interesting children who survive him, as well as by other relatives and friends who shared with him the hospitality of his cherished home. His light went out--

    "As sets the morning star which goes not down Behind the darkened west, nor hides Obscured among the tempest of the sky, But 'melts' away into the light of 'heaven.'"

    He died August 28th, 1892.

    2. 1860 Maryland Census

    Centreville, Queen Anne's County

    J. S. Wright 25 Farmer $1,000 b. MD
    Collins " 23 b. MD
    William D. " 22 b. MD

    3. 1870 Maryland Census

    Centreville, Queen Anne's County

    Wright, J. Spencer 35 Farmer $400 b. MD
    " Ann H. R. 31 b. MD
    " Walter t. 5 b. MD
    " L. Potter 1 F b. MD

    4. 1880 Maryland Census

    Centreville, Queen Anne's County

    Wright, Spencer J. 45 Farmer
    " Annie W. 41 Wife
    " Walter T. 15 Son
    " Susanna P. 11 Daugther
    " Spencer 8 Son
    " Annie T. 6 Daughter
    " Rebecca 4 Daughter
    " Mary A. 2 Daughter
    Turpin, Sallie 45 Sister
  • Change Date: 2 Sep 2011 at 20:52:47

    Father: Thomas WRIGHT b: ABT 1796 in Baltimore, Maryland
    Mother: Rebecca Pue LUX b: 1804 in Baltimore, Maryland

    Marriage 1 Anne Webb Richardson TURPIN b: 2 Apr 1839 in Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
    • Married: 29 Apr 1863 in Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland or Caroline County, Maryland
    1. Has Children Walter Turpin WRIGHT b: 25 Dec 1864 in Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
    2. Has No Children Luanah (Lorena, Lurannah) Potter WRIGHT b: 30 Mar 1869 in Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
    3. Has Children Spencer WRIGHT b: 1 Sep 1872 in Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
    4. Has No Children Annie Turpin WRIGHT b: 19 Apr 1874/1875 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland
    5. Has No Children Rebecca Lux WRIGHT b: 29 Oct 1875/1876 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland
    6. Has Children Mary Nicholson WRIGHT b: 9 Nov 1877 in Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
    7. Has No Children Bourke WRIGHT b: in Queen Anne's County, Maryland
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