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Jean Wright

Female 1723 - 1812  (89 years)


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  • Name Jean Wright  [1
    Born 1723  Virginia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Birth Abt 1760  [2
    Will 26 May 1783  Brunswick County, Virginia, American Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • ...Jean Wright Featherston, daughter of Mary ____ and Robert Wright ofBrunswick Co., VA. He made his will 11 Aug. 1781, proved 26 May1783.(Brunswick Co., VA Order Bk. 2, p. 438), and named his daughterJean Featherston. He left her a Negro girl named Fib and in 1784 on thepersonal property tax list of Brunswick Co., VA, Charles Featherstonhaw,for the first time, two slaves, 'Fib and one young one.' JeanWright married at a time and place unknown Charles Featherston who'swill was made in Brunswick Co., VA, 3 Apr 1788 as Charles Feariston(BrunswickCo., VA Will Book 5,pp. 342-43). The Feariston will wasproved 25 Jan.1790 by Jesse Turner and John Porter. Brunswick Co., VAOrder Bk. 15,p. 261, shows that the will of Charles Featherston wasproved the same day by the oaths of the same two men. There can be nodoubt that the will of Charles Featherston is that written as CharlesFeariston. A careful genealogy of the Kentucky branch of theFeatherston family done by Mrs. Elizabeth Featherston Selliers in theearly 1930s says that Jean Wright Featherston, who died 16 Nov 1812, wasthe mother of Hezekiah, Carolus and Jeremiah Featherston.Interestingly, she does not give their father's name. TheFeariston/Featherston will appoints 'Kyai' as one of the executors. Ipresume this is a nickname for Hezekiah. Jeremiah is called 'orphan ofCharles Featherston' in Charlotte Co., VA Order Bk. 10,p. 12 Jan. 1796,when he chose Moses Eudaly as his guardian. I have found nothing, otherthan circumstantial evidence to show that Carolus was also a son ofCharles Featherston, but I believe he was. Charles Featherston had atleast seven children and very possibly a wife beforeJean/Jane/GenWright. source: The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 23, No. 1 - Jan/Mar 1979'Beware of the Charlotte Co., VA Marriage Bonds: The Featherston Family'by Mrs.Margaret T. Macdonald, Chapel Hill, NC
    Died 06 Nov 1812  Brunswick County, Virginia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Death 16 Nov 1812  [4
    Death 16 Nov 1812  Brunswick County, Virginia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Name Jane Gene Wright  [2
    Name Jean Featherston  [1
    Reference Number 31384 
    Reference Number mem 45 
    Person ID I31384  Featherstone Main
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2016 

    Family Charles H Featherston,   b. 1710, Charles City, Charles County, Virginia, American Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1791, Brunswick County, Virginia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married Abt 1745  [2
    Children 
     1. William Featherston,   b. Aft 1745
     2. Hezekiah Featherston,   b. 1760, Charlotte County, Virginia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jun 1827, Charlotte County, Virginia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. Carolus Featherston,   b. 1757, Charlotte County, Virginia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1830, Franklin County, Kentucky, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     4. Jeremiah Featherston,   b. 07 Nov 1776, Charlotte County, Virginia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1854, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     5. Faith Featherston,   b. 1747, Dinwiddie, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, American Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1797, Hartford County, Maryland, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     6. Charlotte Featherston,   b. 1755, Charlotte County, Virginia, American Colonies Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1770, Montgomery County, Tennessee, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 16 years)
     7. Wyley Featherston,   b. 1784, Charlotte County, Virginia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1819  (Age 35 years)
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F10121  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • It is extremely likely that Jean Wright was a second wife and that heronly child was Jeremiah. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1071] Featherstone Society Member Joyce F Hawkins 45, JFHGEN@aol.com, Compiler: Joyce F Hawkins, (21 June 2001), mem45. (Reliability: 1).
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    2. [S1765] Featherstone Society Member Elaine Boston, E. Elaine Boston, (2014).

    3. [S1071] Featherstone Society Member Joyce F Hawkins 45, JFHGEN@aol.com, Compiler: Joyce F Hawkins, (21 June 2001), mem45. (Reliability: 1).
      {TMG Surety 1...1}

    4. [S1071] Featherstone Society Member Joyce F Hawkins 45, JFHGEN@aol.com, Compiler: Joyce F Hawkins, (21 June 2001), mem45. (Reliability: 1).
      {TMG Surety 1.1..}