Biography of Orlando Wright
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE WORK ON JEFFERSON COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: EDGAR C. EMERSON
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1898

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Wright, Orlando, was born in Adams, July 1, 1835. His father, Lyman Wright, was also born in the town of Adams, and his parents, Elijah and Betsey Wright, came to Jefferson county in 1805, with three brothers, David, Stephen and Elijah Lyman Wright married Olive, daughter of Olive Emmons, and was the first manufacturer of fanning mills in Jefferson county. He was prominent in political events, sehool and church interests and a great advocate of temperance principles; he died in 1880. Orlando Wright was educated in Adams and in 1863 enlisted in Co. F, 1st N. Y. Veteran Cavalry, taking part in Sheridan's ride to Winchester, battles of Piedmont and Cedar Creek; he served until the close of the war and then retired and located in Mannsville. In 1871 he married Ella, daughter of D. B. Lockwood, and in 1867 came to Adams where he now resides. Mr. Wright is one of the conservative men of his town, serving as collector of the town and has ever been recognized as a man of sterling integrity, whose life has proven his word as good as his bond.

 

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