Thelma Lea Person

Thelma Lea Person[1, 2]

Female 1900 - 1925  (~ 24 years)

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  • Name Thelma Lea Person  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Residence 1900  Weldon, Halifax, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age: 0Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Daughter 
    Born May 1900  Weldon, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1910  Weldon, Halifax, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 13 May 1925  Weldon, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 8, 9
    Buried 17 May 1925  Halifax, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID P621  Our Extended Family and History
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2019 

    Father Thomas Jefferson Person,   b. 04 Jul 1852, Northampton, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1918, Halifax, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Martha Jones,   b. 1862, Gaston, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1935, Weldon, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 28 Dec 1881  Northampton, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 10, 11, 12
    Family ID F179  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family M. Vernard Wright,   b. 03 Apr 1895, Weldon, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Yes, date unknown  [13
    Children 
     1. Marjorie Wright,   b. 1922, Halifax, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jan 1940  (Age 18 years)  [natural]
     2. John T. Wright
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F152  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - May 1900 - Weldon, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 May 1925 - Weldon, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 17 May 1925 - Halifax, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Update: We have found Vernard Wright. Vernard Wright was living in VA in 1917, he came down to Weldon during Kit's birth but then disappears after that. On Vernard's WWI Registration Card he states that he is from Weldon, NC. Thelma died in 1922 and this would explain why John was taken in by Martha Person and then later adopted by Thelma's sister, Mary Alice. On the 1930 Census for Charleston, SC, Marjorie Wright reports that her father is from Virginia. I can see why she thought this. He lived in Hopewell VA which is just 55 miles away. - R. Finley Sr. -06-17-2008
    • There are many lines of evidence that support the idea that John T. Wright is John T LaSaine Sr. We shall go line-by-line to review the supporting evidence. We will continue to build this list until evidence is universally sufficient to remove doubt. I think there is presently.

      1.) Finding Martha Person and John T. Wright together on the 1930 census. I was informed by John T. Lasaine Jr that his father told him that he lived with his grandmother for a little while at a young age. Thomas Jr also said that he remembers his Dad saying that her name is Martha. We see this in the 1930 census.

      2.) John is the age we would expect him to be on the census if he was born in 1923. Around 7.

      3.) We'd expect to see the first name and middle initial the same at least. We do. "John T."

      4.) Martha claims John is her grandson. We'd expect to find some evidence that one of her daughter's married a "Wright". We do.

      5.) The evidence would be even stronger if actual birth dates match up. We find out they do. With a one day discrepancy, April 10th, 1923 vs April 9th, 1923 as reported on the document.

      6.) The North Carolina Birth Index shows a not-named-yet "Wright":
      a: Born in Halifax Co., which is where Weldon is.
      b: Mother is "Thelma Lee Person", Martha has a daughter with the same name.
      c: Father is "M Vernard Wright", Our John's Last Name on the 1930 Census.
      d: Born, April 9th 1923 - Same is John Sr
      e: Is born the year he should be to match the census.

      7.) Recent evidence revealed, family tradition stated that John Sr's sister's name was Margie or Marjorie. We finally found the 1930 Census for the Lasaines. Marjorie is living with them. She's listed as Marjorie Wright (8yrs).

      All together, this is very strong evidence that John Thomas Lasaine Sr is the son of Thelma and M Vernard Wright.

      Source: North Carolina Birth Index 1800-1900.
      Document: NCVR_B_C047_66001 - 1913-1949
      Her husband's name was M. Vernard Wright according to the birth record of John T. Wright. However, her death record filled out by her sister Mable, shows a stark contrast with her husband's name as what appears to be, Walter Wright.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-2134050181] Census Data - Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com).
      Thelma is seen on the 1910 Census. She was also seen on the 1900 census. Just born though. No name yet for her. :)

    2. [S-2144004508] Ancestry Family Trees, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), Ancestry Family Trees.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=8662431&pid=621

    3. [S-2143470693] North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.Original data - North Carolina State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics. North Carolina Death Certificates. Microfilm S.123. Rolls 19-242, 280, 313-682, 1040-1297. North Caro).
      Birth date: abt 1902 Birth place: Weldon Death date: 13 May 1925 Death place: Weldon, Halifax, North Carolina

    4. [S-2137537696] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the Unit), Year: 1910; Census Place: Weldon, Halifax, North Carolina; Roll: T624_1116; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 58; Image: 190.
      Birth date: abt 1900 Birth place: North Carolina Residence date: 1910 Residence place: Weldon, Halifax, North Carolina

    5. [S-2141053875] North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-2004, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.Original data - North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics. North Caroline Deaths, 1997-2004. North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics, Raleigh, North Carolina.North C), Source Vendor: NC State Archives. North Carolina Deaths, 1908-67; Certificate: .
      Birth date: 1902 Birth place: Death date: 13 May 1925 Death place: Halifax, North Carolina

    6. [S-2137538330] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, ), Year: 1900; Census Place: Weldon, Halifax, North Carolina; Roll: 1199; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0040; FHL microfilm: 1241199.

    7. [S-1034770686] North Carolina, Marriage Records, 1741-2011, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    8. [S-1035296017] North Carolina, Deaths, 1906-1930, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    9. .
      Thelma died due to complications onset by Tuberculosis. She was only 25.

    10. [S-2134050188] North Carolina Marriage Collection 1741-2004, FamilySearch.org, unk.
      North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979 « Back to search resultsImage is not available online. Search collection groom's name: Tom Person groom's birth date: 1853 groom's birthplace: groom's age: 28 bride's name: Martha Jones bride's birth date: 1862 bride's birthplace: bride's age: 19 marriage date: 28 Dec 1881 marriage place: Gaysburg, Northampton, North Carolina groom's father's name: Sterling Person groom's mother's name: Olive Person bride's father's name: Tom Jones bride's mother's name: Sophia Jones groom's race: Black groom's marital status: groom's previous wife's name: bride's race: Black bride's marital status: bride's previous husband's name: indexing project (batch) number: M75217-5 system origin: North Carolina-EASy source film number: 275843 reference number:
      URL: https://www.familysearch.org/s/recordDetails/show?uri=http://pilot.familysearch.org/records/trk:/fsrs/rr_342246347/p5&hash=HloWXpZgU9zB10k5M56iYku8TUc%253

    11. [S-2146874908] North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.Original data - Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. (P.O. Box 740, Orem, Utah 84059) from county marriage records on microfilm located at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City,), Data Source: North Carolina State Archives.
      Birth date: abt 1862 Birth place: Marriage date: 28 Dec 1881 Marriage place: Northampton, North Carolina

    12. [S-2146874908] North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.Original data - Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. (P.O. Box 740, Orem, Utah 84059) from county marriage records on microfilm located at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City,), Data Source: North Carolina State Archives.
      Birth date: abt 1853 Birth place: Marriage date: 28 Dec 1881 Marriage place: Northampton, North Carolina

    13. .
      End Marriage: Never married