When Martha M. (Park) was born on June 17, 1826, in Athens, Georgia, her father was Baptist Park and her mother was Frances. She married James P. Wright in 1845 in Jackson, Butts, Georgia when she was 19 years old. They had one child, Frances M. “Fanny” during their marriage.
In 1840, when Martha was 14 years old, her mother, Frances “Fanny” (Chandler) Park, died.
In 1845, Martha married James P. Wright. She was 19 years old. January 8, 1845 brought Martha a daughter in Georgia whom she named Frances “Fanny”.
According to an 1850 Census: Martha lived in Jackson, Butts County, Georgia – Subdivision 45. The census lists Baptist Park 50 as a farmer, Martha M. Wright 22, Frances V. Parks 20, Nancy C. Parks 18, Frances M. Wright 5.
Martha’s father, Baptist Parks, died in 1853.
1860 US Census shows Martha M. Wright and her daughter, Fanny residing in Athens, Clarke County, Georgia.
In 1870, a census shows Martha living in Moss Point, Mississippi with her daughter and son-in-law.
Martha’s daughter, “Fanny”, died July 9th in 1883 at the age of 43.
In April of 1896, John Wesley Morris, Martha’s son-in-law (Fanny’s husband), passes away leaving the children with Martha to raise. John Wesley Morris had been a saw mill proprietor who friends of the Dantzler family.
A 1900 census in Moss Point, Jackson County, Mississippi, lists “Mary Wright”, but if you look at the original document you can see it probably was “Martha” and was scribbled over. It lists four Morris grandchildren living with her-Lillie, John, Thomas and Harvey.
She died on November 4, 1909, in Moss Point, Mississippi, having lived a long life of 83 years, and was buried there in the Morris family plot located in the Griffin Cemetery. I had a friend who takes photos for a grave location website take this photo for me.
Martha M PARK (1826 – 1909)
was my 3rd great-grandmother
Frances M. “Fanny” WRIGHT (1845 – 1888)
daughter of Martha M PARK
David Edmund “D.E.” MORRIS (1866 – 1934)
son of Frances M. “Fanny” WRIGHT
John Harkness MORRIS (1901 – 1965)
son of David Edmund “D.E.” MORRIS
Jane Lucille “Janie” MORRIS (1935 – 2013)
daughter of John Harkness MORRISG
The daughter of Jane Lucille “Janie” MORRIS