Wright, John Braselton Fillmore (Tennessee, February 21, 1877--October 13, 1959, Brownwood, Texas). Church of God. Son of George W. and Casandra (Coley) Wright; educated in the public schools of Limestone County, Texas (at Groesbeck, Prairie Point and old Box Church); studied music in one eighteen-day singing school near Hamlin, Jones County, Texas. Married Fannie Jackson, February 13, 1898; children Harvey, Myrtle, Calvin, Carey, Leonard, Grace and Dudley.
Wrote over 200 songs, both music and poetry. Began writing at about fifteen years of age; stated that "I write by inspiration, only when the mood comes on the words and melody flow from my soul like the water from a babbling brook; without this inspiration I could not write; 'Preciou… Go to person page >