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orville and wilbur wright

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Re: orville and wilbur wright

Posted: 1243875226000
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Hi,

Wondered what the chart of names you posted was intended to mean. I couldn't figure it out. In a previous post you indicated Wilbur and Orville were your fourth cousins? From what you posted Sunday, I have a hard time seeing how that works unless it is through their mother's family that you are drawing a connection.

Wilbur and Orville Wright's father was a Bishop in the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, born in Rush County, Indiana and the arch of travel for his ancestors to Rush County was from Massachusetts to Connecticut to Vermont to Centerville, OH to Rush County, Indiana.

Wilbur and Orville's mother's name was Susan Catherine Koerner and she was born in Virginia to a carriage maker, John Koerner. Her mother was Catherine Fryer. But when she was very little they removed to southern Indiana and Susan grew up on a farm there working in her father's carriage business. She and Milton met while at the United Brethern College in Hartsville, Indiana. They married in 1859 and their first two children were born in Indiana. Later they moved the family as the church required and finally settled in Dayton, OH where Orville and Wilbur established their bicycle shop and conducted their early airplane experiments.

Maybe I have mistaken the intent of what you wrote, so I was wondering if you would mine clarifying when you have more time to consider this matter. I know very little about the Koerner and Fryer family ancestry and suspect you may have much to teach us if that is, indeed, your connection to this Wright family group. Thanks, Mike Wright
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