Mary Ann Wright Armstrong Price
In 1907, David Whitfield Wright and his son, E.B. “Bowlin” Wright, established a 169-acre farm in the Fairfield community of Bedford County, where they raised grain crops, hogs, cattle and sheep. During their ownership, the men added two large silos and an orchard to the operation. Bowlin Wright also purchased additional tracts of land to add to the farm. Dave Wright was married to Mattie Bowlin. Bowlin Wright married Tappie Moore, and they were the parents of two children, Robert Garland Wright and Virginia Hunt Wright Sain.
Robert Garland Wright acquired the farm in 1931. He married Mary Thomas with whom he had three children: James D. Wright, Robert W. Wright and Mary Ann Wright Armstrong Price. On slightly more than 500 acres, the family raised grain crops, cattle, hogs and sheep. Garland Wright also owned and operated a threshing machine and went to several communities to thresh grain. He also added automated feeders to the silos to make it easier to feed the cattle. The farm’s workforce also included a tenant family for several years. The farm acquired electricity around 1948.
Mary Ann Wright Armstrong Price acquired a portion of the family farm in 2002. Mary Ann’s son, David Armstrong, lives on the farm with his wife and children, as well as his brother, Scott Armstrong. David works the farm, while he and his mother jointly manage the hay and beef-cattle operation.