Birth Name: David Allen Wright
Place of Birth: Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Date of Birth: December 20, 1982
*father – English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, some Scottish
*mother – German, Italian
David Wright is an American professional baseball player. He was a third baseman who played his 14-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career for the New York Mets. He is nicknamed “Captain America.”
David is married to model Molly Beers, with whom he has two children.
David’s paternal grandfather was Cletis Goodwin Wright (the son of Grover Cleveland Wright and Roxie Winona Ashburn). Roxie was the daughter of John Samuel “Sam” Ashburn and Ida Mae Ashburn.
David’s paternal grandmother was Helen Lee Noel (the daughter of Stafford Joseph Noel, Sr. and Ruth Clark).
David’s maternal grandfather was Henry Ruhl (the son of Frank Ruhl, Jr. and Sylvia Elizabeth Dickhaus). Henry was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was of German descent. Frank was the son of Frank Ruhl and Ada Reifschneider. Sylvia was the daughter of Harry Dickhaus and Caroline Mohrwessel.
David’s maternal grandmother was Bridgett Marie Evangelista (the daughter of Anthony Evangelista and Elizabeth DeAngelis Rillo). Bridgett’s parents were Italian.
Sources: Genealogy of David’s paternal grandfather, Cletis Goodwin Wright (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Obituary of David’s paternal grandmother, Helen (Noel) Wright – http://www.hollomon-brown.com
David’s maternal grandfather, Henry Ruhl, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of David’s maternal grandfather, Henry Ruhl – http://www.legacy.com