Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Who Do I Think I am? Wow! part 12



James T. Hunter/Wright (1865 – 1919), son of Jason Henderson Hunter changed his named to James T. Wright because of a RR strike in Osawatomie, Kansas. He was fired as a striker. He changed his name to James T. Wright and was hired again. He raised his family using their surname as Wright and divorced and remarried as James T. Wright.

His great grandson told me members of the family believe when he adopted the surname of Wright he completely forgot his previous family, the Hunters.

Osawatomie, Kansas, was home to John Brown who, with his sons, with their raids, were believed partially responsible for the start of the Civil War.

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