Contributed by Dorann O'Neal Lam
Wright Cemetery I
Location: On Charlie Well's farm (one time John Wright farm) on East Carter's Creek Road, one mile off HWY 181.
“Muhlenberg Cemeteries: Wright Cemetery” by Marian G. Hammers, Leader-News (Greenville), 18 December 1975, p.5, column 1
WRIGHT CEMETERY is located about one fourth mile from Carter's Creek Road, off of Highway 181. It is on the farm of Charlie Wells, who told me that it was called “the old John Wright Cemetery.” This cemetery is very small, containing only three tombstones. Perhaps there have been other graves here with sandstones as a marker, but if so they have long since disappeared.
Here are buried John Wright and his wife, Elizabeth. They are buried with the old-box-like type which covers the entire grave. Also buried here is a daughter, Lucy McCown. John Wright's stone reads “January 13, 1784 - September 10, 1864.” Elizabeth Wright, his wife, has “died December 31, 1864,” with no age given at time of her deceased. Lucy McCown, the daughter, died only sever years after her parents.
Courthouse records of Muhlenberg County reveal the following regarding their other children. This record was found in Settlement Book 1861-1868 in the County Court Clerk's Office.
The children are: (given names of daughters are from their marriage records) Charlotte Reobertson (widow of John Robertson); Alfred Johnson and wife, Winifred; P.W. Smith and wife (Jane); Isaac Bodine and wife, Elizabeth; L. McCown and wife (Lucinda or “Lucy”); J.J. Wells and wife (her first name not found).
Further research shows another, daughter, Lourana, who married John Jenkins, was deceased at the time of her parents' deaths.
The family plots where most of these daughters and their husbands [are buried], have also been found.
- Lucy McCown consort of Lewis McCown
15 April 1826 - 16 March 1871
- Elizabeth Wright
died 13 December 1864
- John Wright
14 January 1784 - 10 September 1864
Source: Muhlenberg County Kentucky Cemeteries Book 2. Copied May 27, 1972 by Mrs. Hammers
Wright Cemetery II
Location: About 3/4 mile east of Hwy. 181 and about 1 1/2 mile south of Pleasant Hill Church. Very badly grown up and trees down.
- Jane, wife of E.J. Hudson
04 January 1819 - 06 February 1877
- J.K., son of J.F. & S.M. Hudson
11 May 1849 (or 1879) - 18 July 1879 (or 1849)
- James H. Wright
27 November 1812 - 14 February 1883
- Several sandstones
- Stephen Wright1
died 17 December 18__ (1871)
Age 81 yrs, 8 mos, ___ Days
(stone very eroded)
- Ann G. Wright, consort of Stephen Wright
06 June 1843, age 46 yrs, 10 months, 12 days
(duplicate stone for Ann G. Wright)
- Mary J., dau of R.B. & M.J. Wright
22 October 1874 - 16 December 1874
- Two adult built on top of ground graves, no markers
- Two children built on top of ground graves, no markers
In Muhlenberg County Kentucky Cemeteries Book 4, p.128, Mrs. Hammers added:
From an earlier version of this cemetery other stones existing at that time were:
- Luther B. Wright, son of M.J. & R.B. Wright
22 April 1876 - 22 September 1878
- Mary Jane Wright
- E.V. Hudson
12 August 1844 - 24 March 1868
Source: Muhlenberg County Kentucky Cemeteries Book 2. Copied by Mrs. Hammers, 03 June 1972
- Mrs. Hammers has added: Stephen Wright was age 60 in the 1850 census of Muhlenberg County, KY, age 62 in 1860 census and age 79 in 1870 census. According to Muhlenberg County Wills, he made a will in 1852 but was probated much later, on 16 January 1872, County Court. So his death year was 1871. His age at death agrees with his age given in the 1850 census of this county.