I am tracing the descendants of my gg gr-father, Washington Wright of Warren Co.I have at a dead end with John Shelly/Shelley and wife Hannah Adaline "Agnes" Wright.John b ca 1839 in Ohio.In 1880 he was an Ag inplement dealer in Ames, Story Co, IA.In 1900 he was living in Salt Lake City, UT.
Agnes, was b 1841 in Adams Co, OH.Moved with her family to Warren Co, IL ca 1850.They m in 1864 in Warren Co.Dau: Nettie or Jeannette, b 1865-1869 in IL; m Mr. McKnight.Adopted dau: Hellene Shelly b 1891 in ID.
I am looking for additional information on this family and its descendants.
An even tougher one t find is Hannah Adaline's brother, Simeon Buris Wright.The last census I can find for him in is 1860 when he was 13 years old.I have his marriage record in Peoria, IL, in 1875.He is named in his father's 1881 will.LDS family group sheet based on family tradition says he was in Bonners Ferry, ID, in 1894-1900. He does not show up in the 1880 census CD-ROM.He is not in the 1900 Soundex for western states.He did not join his brothers and brothers-in-law as a pall-bearer at his mother's funeral in 1903.The 1900 census shows that 8 of his mother's 10 children were living.I know of one daughter deceased at that time and he and one other brother are unaccounted for.Possibly one brother died before 1900 and the other between 1900 and 1903.I have also speculated that Simeon went to the Yukon (or somewhere else) searching for gold since we haven't found his wife either.