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Digging up roots for Wright-Bragg family tree
Dennett Boxwood Wright, b 10-24-1908, d 10-9-1980 Charlottesville, VA
    Buried - Monticello Memorial Gardens, Albemarle Co, VA
    Spouse – Walter Lacy Marshall – 1912-1977
    Children – Doris Marie Marshall Smith (Harry J Smith, Jr)
                    Walter Ambrose Marshall
                    Robert Francis Marshall
  Occupation – homemaker, factory seamstress (men’s shirts and pajamas)
  Once said that she married Walter because she thought he was the handsomest man she ever saw.
  Medical notes – diabetes
  Cause of death - heart attack (coronary insufficiency/artherosclerosis)
  Mother – Ollie Printess Bragg, b 10-11-1885
  Father – Orlanda Ambrose Wright

**Orlanda Ambrose Wright b VA Sep 20 1875 Buckingham, VA
      Died Oct 10, 1939 Buckingham, VA
      Buried Glenmore United Methodist Church, Howardsville Rd, Buckingham, VA
    Spouse – Ollie Printess Bragg
    Children of Ollie Bragg and Orlanda Wright: 
  1. Edna, b 1905 Buckingham Co, d bet'n 1920 and 1930
  2. William, b 1907 d 1967 Manassas, VA mar Elizabeth Libby XX
  3. Dennett Boxwood Wright b Oct 24, 1908 d 1980 Charlottesville, VA mar Walter L Marshall
      Dennett’s ch: a Doris Marie Marshall Smith Apr 26, 1931- Jun 26, 2007 mar Harry J Smith, Jr.
                      [Sharon L Lloyd, Harry III (Jack), Gary Scott, Robert Jeffrey, 2 grandch, 1 g-grand]
                          b Walter Ambrose  b Nov 6,1935 mar 1 Thelma (Joyce) Weakly, d 1984 [Michael- 
                                    deceased, James Harry, Debra Wright, Susan Tyree, 5 grands, 1g-g] mar 2
                          c  Robert Francis b Dec 13, 1941 mar 1 Gale (div) [Kevin, 1964-2005, Cameron 1969-
  4. Robert Lee, b 4-26-1910 rr fireman in Charlottesville, d 3-22-1944 in train wreck, mar Littie Lang
  5.Thelma Irving Galyen, b 1-21-1912 d 2-23-1954 Caroline Co cancer, buried County Line
      Bap Church, Ruther Glen VA      Thelma's ch: Otis, Marietta  sp Raymond O. Galyen 6-3-1907
      - 5-2-1986 Herbert Calvin
  6. Lena Morrill b 1914 [11 children], Arlington mar #1 Wilbur Corbin buried Arlington #2 Edward
      Douglas,buried at Fort Lincoln with Lena
  7. James Logan  b 6-161916 d 9-18-1991 Charlottesville, VA;  army WWII, Purple Heart; mar
      Littie Lang Wright, brother’s widow. All three buried Riverview Cemetery together [son James E,   
      mar Sharon P Wright, 1 g-son  deceased]
  8. Katherine Virginia (Kitty) b 1919 [10 children-all names began with J] mar Aubrey Dowell, floor
      installer,  mar DC lived in Pr George Co, Md  d after 1980
  All eight children are now deceased.
  At least 3 of these Wright children were diabetic
      Father - Leonard H. Wright 1809-1900
      Mother - Bettie L Patteson 1842-1910
      Residence- 1910: Buckingham Co, VA James River dist., 1920: Albemarle Co, VA Howardsville
    Occupation –farm laborer, millhand at stone quarry

**Ollie Printess Bragg, b 10-11-1885 Buckingham Co, VA, USA; d 3-1963, Pr George’s, MD USA
    Died in nursing home in Maryland
    Buried- Glenmore United Methodist Church, Buckingham, VA
    Spouse - Orlanda Wright
    Children-see spouse listing
    Mother – Mary E (Mollie) Ragland, b 3-1869 d 1910
    Father –  Edwin Davis Bragg 1861-1945
**Edwin Davis Bragg, b 5-14-1861, d 6-15-1945
    Buried Glenmore United Methodist Church
    Spouse - Mollie or Wennie Ragland (Mary E)
    Children – Ollie Prentice Bragg Wright. b 10-1885
                    Fannie B Bragg Adcock b 4-1888,
                    Clara W Bragg Miles b 9-30-1890, d 4-18-1978, buried Glenmore, sp Thomas Jordan
                    Mary E Bragg Thompson b  abt 1907
                    Kate E Bragg Smoot b 3-1893, sp Neville Washington [Bessie Lillian, Neville Eugene,
                        William Edgar, Dorothy Elizabeth, Charles Washington, Pearl Frances, Edwin David,
                        Pauline Geneva, Katie Joann, Arthur Churchville]
                    Herbert Mitchell Bragg b 7-1895, sp Edna Pearl [Ellen Ann, Albert, Alma Earlene
                          Haywood] (one of his sons was on the beach at Normandy)
                    Henrietta Bragg b 3-1898, sp John
                    Millie (or Nellie) Doswell
                    J Russell Bragg b Aug 26.1903, d Aug 16, 1984 buried Glenmore, sp Jennie R
      Father- James Bragg, b 1801
      Mother- Nancy Kirby Bragg, b 1822
      Occupation-farmer, day laborer
      Residence- James River district, Buckingham Co, VA USA

Mollie (Mary E) Ragland Bragg, b Mar 11,1869 d 11-15-1910
    Buried Glenmore United Methodist Church
    Spouse Edwin D Bragg
    Father Joseph A Ragland
    Mother Henrietta ? Ragland
    Children – see spouse

**Leonard H Wright, b abt 1809 VA, d bef 1900
    Spouse – Bettie L Patteson
    Married - Jul 24, 1874 Buckingham, VA
    Children – Susan
                    Orlanda Ambrose Wright
    Occupation – blacksmith
    Residence – Buckingham, VA  (per 1880 census, Maysville Dist.)
    Father - Charles Wright
    Mother - Rachel Doss
{1880 census, Leonard was 71, Bettie 50, Susan 7, Orlanda A 2
1900 census, Bettie was listed as seamstress, in Slate River Dist of Buck. Co, with son Leonard age 22, day laborer. The name could be in error, since there was no Leonard Jr, and Orlanda would have been about 22 at the time
1910 census, Bettie L is 69 and widowed, living with Orlanda’s family in James River Dist of Buckingham}
Per marriage license, Leonard is 32 years older than Bettie, so in 1880 censu, he would have been 71
as listed, but she would have been about 40, not 50--could be error by census taker. 

Bettie L Patteson Wright b abt 1841, d aft 1910 Buckingham, VA
    Sp Leonard Wright
    Occupation - Seamstress, homemaker
    Father - Jno L Patteson
    Mother - Jane Patteson

Joseph A Ragland, b abt April 1847
    Buried Glenmore United Methodist Church, Buckingham VA USA
    Spouse Henrietta ? b Feb 1851  (they are first cousins once removed)
  Children  Mary E b 3-1869
                    Thomas H b abt 1871
                    Emma S    b abt 1873
                    Clarence  b abt 1876
                    Priscilla (?)  abt 1878 {could be Pearl}
                    Pearl b Sep 1879
                    Connie - Sep 1884, mar Londerlee
    Occupation Farm laborer
    Residence James River Dist. Buckingham Co, VA USA
  Father – Joseph T Ragland or Joseph G
    Mother – Polly A Ragland or Mary Ann Pulliam???
{Betsey Patteson or Patterson, age 69, was living with Joseph’s family in 1860 census, but no further comment is made}
Note: the census taker's handwriting could be a T or a G for middle name, the indexer took it for a T, but numerous researchers have recorded Joseph G as father of Joseph A with matching dates and locations. Further, the census clearly says Polly A as spouse, with Betsy living with them. Many claim that wife is Mary Ann Pulliam and her mother is Betsy.

Henrietta Ragland,
    buried GlenmoreUnited Methodist Church, Buckingham VA USA
    Spouse Joseph A Ragland (first cousin once removed)   
    Father- Richard Marshall Ragland

Charles Wright, Campbell Co, VA
      Sp - Rachel Doss
      Son - Leonard H Wright
      Father - Robert Wright, Campbell Co
      Mother - Mary ?

Joseph G Ragland, b abt 1818. Buckingham Co, VA USA
    Spouse - Polly A. ? b abt 1816
    Children James b abt 1842
                  Thomas abt 1845
                  Joe (Joseph A) b abt 1847
                  John b abt 1849
                  William b abt 1851
                  Mary b abt 1854
                  Lucy b abt 1860
    Father - William Ragland
    Mother - Martha Ellen Terry
    Occupation - Farmer, land owner

William Ragland, b 1788, d 1854
    Spouse - Martha Ellen Terry
    Father - John Ragland Jr

John Ragland, Jr. b 1761 St Peter's Parish, New Kent Co, VA USA; d 1835 Henrico Co, VA
    M- Judith Raymond 1710-1788
    F - John Ragland, Sr

Judith Raymond b 1710 New Kent, d 1788
    M - Unity Raymond
    F - James Raymond
    Sp- John Ragland, Jr.

John Ragland, Sr b 1710 New Kent Co, VA; d 1791 Henrico Co, VA
    Moved 1757 from New Kent to Hanover
    Occupation - planter
    Mother - Hannah Walker
    F - Evan Ragland, Jr.

Evan Ragland Jr b  1683-1739   
    Sp - unknown
    M -  Susannah Pettus
    F - Evan Ragland Sr

Evan Ragland, Sr b Mar 31 1656  St Decumens Parish, Somerset, Eng; d May 30, 1717 New Kent
    Sp - Susannah Pettus
    F - Thomas Ragland 1627-1684

Susannah Pettus, 1656*1717 St Peters Par, New Kent Co, VA
  Sp- Evan Ragland Sr
    M - unknown
    F - Stephen Pettus
Note: There were two Stephen Pettus' and 2 Stephen Pettis in VA at that time, all from England. Many have attributed this Stephen Pettus to the wealthy one from Norwick England. There is no documentation either way. The wealthy one lived from 1619-1686, left England and came to New Kent Co, before any children were born.

Thomas Ragland 2 (might not be a Jr, middle name not known)
    b 1627 St Stogumber Parish, Somerset England
    d 1684 St Decumens Parish, Somerset England
    Sp - Jane Morgan 1628-1728 (Evan ap James Morgan and Maud)
    M - Marie Ingram 1605-1640
    F -  Thomas Ragland 1, 1575-1645

Sources: Census 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, 1910, 1920
Family Tree of Brian Ragland
Ancestry.com, genealogy.com
Riverview Cemetery, Charlottesville
Glenmore United Methodist Church Cemetery, Howardsville, Buckingham Co
County Line Baptist Church Cemetery, Ruther Glen, Caroline Co

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