This home page represents about fourteen years of research. I have been able to my great grandfather "Robert William Wright" who was born in about July 1848 in Georgia. As far as I can determine, he was born a slave in Newton County Georgia. He died sometime between 1910-1920 in Alabama. His wife Samantha Matthews, preceded him in death (between 1890 & June 1900). His Son "Archie" was born 17 Jan 1883 in Covington, Georgia. They migrated to Cook Springs, Saint Clair County between 1910 & 1920) which is just outside of Birmingham, AL. They eventually relocated to Birmingham, probably to work in the developing steel industry.
George Harris our great grandfather was born about 1851 in Montgomery, ALabama. His wife Sarah Williams was also born in Montgomery. Their son "Thomas" was born on 28 Feb 1887 in Montgomery. Thomas married Gertrude Sewell about 1907. Gertrude was born in Tuscaloosa, AL., Oct 27 1890. They moved to Birmingham, where all of their twelve children were born.
This is a work in progress. If any of you have any information that will enhance this project, please let me know.
Joe Spencer Wright Jr.