I am a little late "coming to the party" since I only now found your postings.I am related to Angeline (Aozaline) Abrigail Wright, who married Alva L. Oslin, November 25, 1847 in Cobb County, Georgia.I noticed that no one seems to have a Wright married to Alva??
From - Biographical & Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas 1890, Chapter 32, Drew County, page 965
Alva L. Oslin, merchant, Barkada, Arkansas.Mr. Oslin was born December 12, 1828, in the County of Henry, State of Georgia, and is the son of Jesse and Abigal C. (Smith) Oslin, and the grandson of John and Sarah Oslin. ....
...Alva L. Oslin remained at home until he was about nineteen years of age, when he was married to Miss Aozaline A. Wright, who was born on Christmas Day 1830 in Newton County, Ga., and who was the daughter of Ellis and Rhoda (Collins) Wright, both natives of Virginia, and born January 18, 1799 and December 22, 1792, respectively.Mr. Wright was a farmer and mechanic.Mr. Oslin moved from Cobb County, Georgia in 1856, and has been in Arkansas some thirty four years.To the marriage of himself and wife were born ten children: Miranda L. (wife of A. H. Owens of Drew County), E. A. (a farmer and blacksmith of Navarro County, Texas) Sallie M. (now Mrs. Sowers of Little Rock), Rhoda L. (deceased), O. D. (stockraiser of this township), D. A. (now Mrs. Baker, of Cleveland County, Arkansas), Nettie (now Mrs. Tate of Navarro County, Tx), Emma B. (now Mrs. Roark of Saline Township), Edgar M. (at home), and Hilda M.After his marriage Mr. Oslin commenced learning the blacksmith trade, and worked at this for twenty-three years.In March 1862 he enlisted in the First Trans-Mississippi, was made first lieutenant of the same, and served two years, when he resigned his commission and was employed in the blacksmith shop of the Confederate Army.The principal engagements in which he participated during the war were Prairie Grove and Helena.In arrived home in March 1865 and continued blacksmithing until 1872 since which time he has been engaged in the Mercantile business.He moved to Barkada in 1884, and started a store, which he continues at the present time, and at which he is doing unusually well.He is the owner of 40 acres of land and has been postmaster at Barkada for the past six years.He is Democratic in his politics and he and his wife are members of the Baptist Church.Mr. Oslin sold a half interest in his store in January 1889 to M. J. King, of this township (see sketch), and they carry a large amount of goods of general merchandise, and as this is the post-office, and the only store within a radius of five miles, they have a large trade and do an annual business of about $2,500.00.
The article contains more information on Alva's parents.Any feedback would be appreciated. Sherry