Blandford Cemetery, Virginia

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  1. looby

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    Not sure if anyone can help with this one but I’d be grateful for any suggestions.

    I’ve posted before about John Henry Wright who married Florence French but always drawn a blank. I have them on a passenger list to New York City 18th Dec 1882. They then disappear! On re-visiting this brickwall I found this on Family Search

    John Henry Wright 1919 Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Petersburg City, Virginia.

    I’m wondering if there’s any way I can find out if he’s mine. The DOB is about right.

    Many thanks.
     
  2. Daft Bat

    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Find a Grave has this as:

    John Henry WRIGHT
    19th November 1839 to 7th April 1919.

    Could this be your chap?

    If so, the FaG has a photograph of the gravestone. :)

    Edited to add:
    Ah... I see that Family Search has that dob and a link through to FaG...
     
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    Scroll down further on Family Search and it brings you to the death certificate, which you can click through to the original. This gives details of his father being W J WRIGHT, born Va and mother Martha SMELLEY b Va. Informant was Mrs J H WRIGHT
     
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    Thanks Jan, I hadn't seen the death cert. Probably not mine, unfortunately.
     
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