Biography of George W. Wright
Big River Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





George Washington Wright. Was born in Ohio, May 23, 1834. When he was but an infant his parents removed to Missouri, where he resided till he was ten years of age. His parents then took up their residence in Lee county, Iowa, where hem remained till 1853. He then crossed the plains to California, settling in El Dorado county, and engaged in mining at Hangtown (Placerville), Mud Springs, and in that vicinity till 1856. He then moved to Sonoma county, settling near Healdsburg, where he engaged in farming till 1857. He then moved to Mendocino county and located at Point Arena, where he was engaged in farming and the lumber business until 1861. He then moved to Bridgeport, where he has since resided and been engaged in farming and dairying. His present farm consists of five hundred and twenty acres. Mr. Wright has always been identified with the best interests of the section of the country in which he has resided, and is one of the School Trustees of Bridgeport district at the present time. He was married, June 27, 1865, to Miss Mary Janet Robinson, born December 28, 1849, and their children are: George Albert, born May 18, 1866; Edwin Lewis, born October 1, 1869, died August 28, 1875, aged five years, ten months and twenty seven days; William Anson, born December 28, 1872, died August 7, 1875, aged two years, seven months and ten days; Mary C., born July 3, 1875; Jennie A., born August 18, 1878.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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