Wilbur ¡V hope you¡¦re still out there ¡V can use your counsel.
There are new developments regarding the PHILBERT WRIGHT, b. abt 1777 in North Carolina we talked about back in 2009.Prior to several weeks ago, I had resigned myself that I would never find the relationship. However, I knew that with the name ¡¥Philbert¡¦, he had to be related.It appears I¡¦ve now been vindicated by maintaining the faith.
Over our several communications [yours and mine], I think I indicated my line was from: PHILBERT WRIGHT of Maryland and ESTHER BECRAFT RICHARD WRIGHT, SR. [b. abt 1726, based on legal documents found] and ¡¥ANN¡¦ [still no definite information on her maiden name] --- a much longer story on this gentleman ƒº RICHARD WRIGHT, JR. and 2nd wife CAROLINE KITTRELL MARY ANN WRIGHT and THOMAS VARKER ¡V my great-grandparents.
An initial DNA from several years from another Wright gentleman who also did the DNA test revealed that he was related back to JOSHUA FOSTER WRIGHT, b. abt 1777; back to PHILBURT, 1750; back to the PHILBERT WRIGHT, B. 1719, who is a known son by baptismal record of above Philbert & Esther.
PW 1719 is known by historical documents to have son, PHILBURD 1750 in Maryland and who married ELIZABETH REAGAN.His line has been pretty well established by his Revolutionary War record that was been found.The names of their children [at least 12+] reflected, among others, a JOSHUA FOSTER WRIGHT ¡V hence, the DNA connection above.Also named was FILBERT, JR. ¡V for whom no information had been found.Until possibly now.
Recently, I was contacted by a direct male descendant who knows by his ancestry to be related back to the PHILBERT 1777 [who married ANN YATES JILES, in Randolph County, NC in 1801].Over the course of our communications, he knew there were several completely different lines of Wright's and decided to submit to the Wright DNA Project to finally find out which Wright he was related to.
Now, the results on the 37-marker DNA test confirm that ---- he is DEFINITELY related to the line of my PHILBERT WRIGHT and ESTHER BECRAFT.
I strongly feel that PHILBERT 1719 had to have more than the one son  and it may be possible that these may be part of that line.I haven¡¦t figured out [yet] how to reconcile the JOSEPH WRIGHT in Cumberland County, Kentucky.I believe, in all honesty, it would have to be through DNA findings from male descendants of those generally believed to be his brothers in Cumberland ¡V e.g., ABNER, ISAAC, LEWIS and WILLIAM DENTON, JOHN, and others.