Biography of Leonard Wright
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Wright, Leonard, was born in Glostershire, England, in 1841. His father, Thomas Wright, was also a native of Glostershire, England, born March 25, 1814, and his wife, Mary Ann Webb, was a native of the same place, born 1815. They emigrated to this country in July, 1854, and settled in Canada. The father is still living in Canada, but the mother died May 28, 1887. Their children were: Caroline, who died in 1889 aged fifty two; Joseph, who resides in Canada; Leonard, our subject; Eliza, who resides in Canada; Sarah, who died in March, 1870; Mary, who resides in Canada; Emily. who resides in Canada. Leonard Wright received his education in England before he was nine years old. He came from Canada to Cattaraugus county in the spring of 1866. He had previously learned the blacksmith trade in Barre, Canada, and worked at his trade in Otto and East Otto until the fall of 1867, and then came to Kenyonville, Orleans county, N. Y., in the fall of 1868. Here he carries on the blacksmith and wagon making business, and deals in all kinds of agricultural implements. Mr. Wright is a member of the I. O. G. T. Lodge, No. 591, Kenyonville. October 30, 1867, he married Sarah Bailey, of Otto, Cattaraugus county, who was the daughter of Isaac D. Bailey, and was born August 18, 1847. Isaac D. Bailey was born in 1818 and is still living in Otto, and his wife. Rachel Popple, was born October 6. 1820, and died April 20, 1873. The children of Isaac and Rachel Bailey were: Sarah T., wife of our subject; Albert H., born June 3, 1849, and Annette, born October 19, 1854, and died December 12, 1864. The children of Leonard and Sarah (Bailey) Wright were: L. Eber Wright, born December 17, 1870; Alice Edna, born June 8, 1873; Raymond Edward, born August 29, 1879. Eber is a farmer by occupation.


From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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