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Annette Eliza Lindsay

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At a Glance

Annette Eliza Lindsay's grandfather Robert Lindsay was one of the pioneers of Greensboro, NC in 1808. He bought a lot for $52 at the northeast corner of Market and Elm streets and built a store [1].


Annette Eliza Lindsay was the daughter of Jesse Harper Lindsay and Amelia Ellison of Charleston, SC. The couple had two daughters: Sarah Lindsay who married John Alexander Gilmer and Annette Eliza Lindsay. The sisters' paternal grandparents were Robert Lindsay and Letitia Harper.

Annette Eliza Lindsay is listed in the Burwell School Catalogue of 1848-51 [2]. Annette Eliza Lindsay married Clement Gillespie Wright of Fayetteville, NC on October 10, 1855, in Greensboro, NC. Clement Gillespie Wright earned his A.B. from the University of North Carolina in 1843, and his A.M. in 1853. He was a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1860, and served the United States of the Confederacy as a Lieut. Col. with the N.C. 66th Regiment. He was killed in service in 1865.

The Wrights had one son, Clement Gillespie Wright, [Jr.] of Greensboro, NC, a well-Known lawyer, trustee of the University of North Carolina, and member of the North Carolina General Assembly. Clement Gillespie Wright, [Jr.] married Josephine Harris of Greensboro, NC and had two children: Annette Wright and Bernard Wright.

Annette Eliza Lindsay's granddaughter Annette Wright married W.C. Harris of Reidsville, NC. Annette Wright died in June 1965 in Southern Pines, NC. Her brother Bernard Wright married Mary Louise Everett of Rockingham County, NC, whose father was W.N. Everett, who served as North Carolina Secretary of State for many years [3] [4] [5].

Biographical Data

Places of Residence

Schools Attended

  • Burwell School. Annette Eliza Lindsay is listed of the Burwell School Catalogue 1848-51 [2], however it is unclear which dates she attended the school [4].



  1. James W. Albright's Greensboro, 1808-1904.
  2. Burwell School Catalogue of 1848-51.
  3. The Raleigh Register.
  4. Mary Claire Engstrom. The Book of Burwell Students: Lives of Educated Women in the Antebellum South. (Hillsborough: Hillsborough Historic Commission, 2007).
  5. The Alumni History of the University of North Carolina.