Monday, January 16, 2017

The Renewed Davis v. Bowater Research Begins

The maiden name of Quaker James Wright's wife, Mary, has been the topic of the last two posts. I have pulled my folders on the Bowater and Wright families so that I can begin studying the information I collected over 15 years ago. Revisiting research from time to time is a good idea anyway. Added to that information is the data I have copied recently concerning Mary Davis, not Bowater, being Mrs. Wright.

Maybe the best statement comes from Wilmer Kerns' Frederick County, Virginia: Settlement and Some First Families of Back Creek Valley 1730-1830 [p.150]. "James' wife was named Mary, whose maiden name has not been proven."

Ah, to be able to settle for that!! 

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