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Reverend Wright L. Lawhorn

Reverend Wright L. Lawhorn[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1877 - 1955

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  • Title  Reverend 
    Born  4 February 1877  Craven, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender  Male 
    Died  27 April 1955  Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 10, 11, 12
    Buried  Webster, Jackson, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 12
    Person ID  I959  Main
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Father  Valentine Lawhorn,   b. February 1830, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before 1900 
    Mother  Harriett,   b. About 1843, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F325  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Vera Kennedy,   b. About 1882, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 October 1902  Craven, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Notes 
    • per 1910 census, James was adopted
    Children 
     1. J. Lawhorn
    Last Modified  29 Apr 2017 
    Family ID  F515  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Myra Birdell Davis,   b. 3 July 1903, Cullowhee, Jackson, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 June 1981, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  8 Jun 2008 
    Family ID  F987  Group Sheet

  • Documents

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    1880 Census - Township 9 (Craven County), NC
    1880 Census - Township 9 (Craven County), NC
    1) Valentine - head,age 50
    2) Harriett - wife, age 37
    3) John - son, age 13
    4) Ida - daughter, age 11
    5) Samuel - son, age 9
    6) William - son, age 4
    7) Wright - son, age 2

    Family's last name is in census as "Lawhorne"
    John is listed as having some kind of condition, but I cannot read it.
    1900 Census: Harriet Lawhorn (Head)
    1900 Census: Harriet Lawhorn (Head)
    Enumeration Date: 9 Jun 1900
    Enumeration District: 45
    Sheet: 8A
    Location: Fort Barnwell, Craven County, NC

    Harriett - Head, age unreadable, b. May 1856?, widowed
    Wright - Son, age 23, b. Feb 1877
    Alex Watson - Boarder, age 24, b. Nov 1875
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    WWI DraftCard - Wright L. Lawhorn
    WWI DraftCard - Wright L. Lawhorn
    Occupation: Farmer & Preacher
    Address: 77 Pavis Ave, New Bern, NC
    Dated: Sept 12, 1918
    NC Death Certificate: Wright Lawhorn
    NC Death Certificate: Wright Lawhorn
    Spouse: Myra Birdell Lawhorn
    Father: Willard Valentine Lawhorn
    Mother: Harriett
    Informant: Mrs. M.B. Lawhorn
    Usual residence - Chester, SC
    Remains moved by railroad to Sylva, NC
    1940 Charlotte City Directory - Rev. Wright Lawhorn
    1940 Charlotte City Directory - Rev. Wright Lawhorn
    living at 812 E. Stonewall

    Headstones
    Wright L. Lawhorn is buried in Stillwell Cemetery
    Wright L. Lawhorn is buried in Stillwell Cemetery
    Find A Grave Memorial# 99592073
    Photo by Gail R. Anderson

  • Notes 
    • Was a reverend according to the Lawhorn Family Bible. Started preaching in 1902 at Havelock Mission and was at Lancaster preaching as of Sept 15, 1950.
    • Haywood remembers him - only met him once. Wright was a traveling preacher and was in New Bern. Wright had told William where he would be preaching, so Haywood went with his dad to see him. Wright, at some point in his life, had saved a train from skipping the tracks; he saw something on the rails and was able to prevent the train from going over it. Because of that, the railroad gave him a a job as a porter on the train. Then, as long as he lived, Wright was able to ride the train wherever he wanted to go, for free. (per conversation with Haywood 4/29/17)
    • lived at 111 Sycamore St. in Gaffney, SC; Cora's sister Sallie, stayed with him several summers. Lived next door to the church. (per Cora on Facebook 4/28/17)

    Buried:
    • Remains removed to Sylva, NC via Asheville NC on railroad.

  • Sources 
    1. [S332] FamilySearch Family Tree.
      https://familysearch.org/tree/person/LT9L-2YK/details

    2. [S187] 1880 US Census.
      "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MC6K-2HR : 11 August 2016), Wright Lawhorne in household of Valentine Lawhorne, Township 9, Craven, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district ED 44, sheet 342C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0960; FHL microfilm 1,254,960.

    3. [S188] 1900 US Census.
      "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MSY7-VJB : accessed 30 April 2017), Wright Lawhorn in household of Hairette Lawhorn, Township 3, Craven, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 45, sheet 8A, family 148, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,190.

    4. [S189] 1910 US Census.
      "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ML92-WXX : accessed 30 April 2017), Wright L Lawhorn, Township 6, Craven, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 19, sheet 6A, family 46, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1104; FHL microfilm 1,375,117.

    5. [S318] 1940 US Census .
      "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KW3D-BFM : accessed 26 April 2017), Wright Lawhorn in household of Roland Mathews, Ward 2, Charlotte, Township 1 Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-14, sheet 16A, line 25, family 397, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2941.

    6. [S12] Lawhorn Family Bible (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S20] North Carolina Death Certificate.
      has birth year of 1873

    8. [S259] North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994 (FamilySearch).
      "North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FP8P-GPY : 28 June 2015), Wright L. Lawhorn, 27 Apr 1955; citing Charlotte, Mecklenburg, N. C., v 9B cn 9548, State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh; FHL microfilm 1,927,214.

    9. [S17] WW1 Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, (Ancestry).
      "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZ8Y-6DK : 12 December 2014), Wright L Lawhorn, 1917-1918; citing Craven County, North Carolina, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,765,633.

    10. [S20] North Carolina Death Certificate.

    11. [S182] North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1976, (Ancestry.com).

    12. [S377] Find-A-Grave Index (FamilySearch).
      "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLK-47TK : 13 December 2015), Wright L. Lawhorn, 1955; Burial, Webster, Jackson, North Carolina, United States of America, Stillwell Cemetery; citing record ID 99592073, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

    13. [S359] North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 (FamilySearch).
      "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FZYW-S5H : 22 December 2016), Wright Lawhorn and Vura Kennedy, 29 Oct 1902; citing , Craven, North Carolina, United States, p. pg. L, Office of Archives and History, Division of Archives and Records. State Archive of North Carolina and various county Register of Deeds; FHL microfilm 288,298.