Biography of James Wright
Winona County, MN Biographies

JAMES WRIGHT, one of the first settlers of Rolling Stone township, was born in England in 1818; removed to the United States in 1831; lived in New York city, working at his trade of wood turning, until 1852, when he joined the "Western Farm and Village Association," and came to Rolling Stone township in the spring of 1852, and settled on the farm on which he now lives. Mr. Wright was married in New York in 1840 and has had ten children, five of whom are now living, four Sons and one daughter. Three of his sons enlisted in the war of the rebellion ; one son, Randolph, was killed at the battle of Gettysburgh. Mr. Wright offered himself for enlistment, but was rejected on account of disability. At the organization of the township in 1858 Mr. Wright was elected township clerk, an office he has held ever since. He. owns the S.W. of S.E. Sec. 2, T. 107, R. 8.


FROM:
The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Chicago 1883.

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