My third great grandfather, Solomon Wright, was one of twelve children. I know the number is twelve because I have an old letter with a list of names and birth dates. Unfortunately, I don’t know what happened to all twelve children.
A couple days ago I had a research break through and located the youngest sister, Jane Almira Wright. She had moved to Illinois, married Calvin D Scott and had four children: Eugene, George, Cora and Edwin.
Jane’s mother was living with her in Illinois in the 1860 Federal census. Her father is absent. He did appear with his family in the 1855 Massachusetts census. I had initially assumed he died before 1860 and this seems to help support this assumption. Unfortunately, the 1860 census doesn’t include marital status.
All of Jane’s children married. Eugene had one child, but she died as a young adult. George and Cora married, but didn’t have children. Edwin married and divorced. I don’t know the name of Edwin’s wife or if they had children. Unless Edwin had children, this line is a dead line.