Biography of William Wright
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Wright, William was a native of Columbia county, and was a farmer in that region prior to 1816. In that year he came to what is now Orleans county, settling in the west part of the town of Barre (now Albion), where he lived and died. In bis family were nine children, two of whom were born previo is to his settlement in this county. They were Cynthia, who married Ezekiel Root, and after his death Thomas Tracy; and Daniel G. of Albion. The children born in the town were Lewis, who died in Michigan; Hannah, who married Warren Chase, and died in Minnesota; Phebe, who married Philip Beeman and died in Michigan; Amanda, who married Warren Smith of Albion; Amy, who died at sixteen; Fannie, who died at seven; Sarah, who married James Parmele, and Justus W. of Albion. William Wright, the pioneer, came a poor man to this region but accumulated a good property before his death. Daniel U. Wright was born in Columbia county, November 21, 1814. and was brought up and always lived on a farm. On reaching age he began work for his father, then rented a farm and finally became the owner of one. A life of. industry has brought to him a deserved competence and he is now one of the foremost farmers of the town. In 1838 he married Lucy Lord, who bore him six children: Albert, who died in Boston; the second child died in infancy; Edgar, now in Kansas; Jennie, who married James Alten and died in Albion; Coville P. of Albion, and Lottie, who married Truman Clark. Mr. Wright has engaged extensively in dealing in apples and was the pioneer of that business in the county His lands comprise about 360 acres. He began life sixty dollars in debt. His wife died in 1892. Justus W. Wright was born July 7, 1837, and was the youngest of the children of pioneer William Wright. In 1860 he married Delia A. Lord, by whom he had five children, viz.: Alfred Ellsworth, a prominent Universalist clergyman now in Brooklyn; Alma Estelle, wife of George Caswell of Albion; Myrtie Belle, wife of Daniel K. Smith, of Clarendon; William, who died an infant, and one other who died unnamed. Justus W. Wright is a prominent farmer in the eastern part of Albion where he has always lived. In politics he is a strong Republican and has been twice elected justice of the peace. He was appointed justice of sessions in 1893. Coville P. Wright, son of Daniel G. Wright, was born in Albion February 12, 1850. He has alwas been a farmer since old enough to work. On January 6, 1873, he married Belle. daughter of Pliny E. Hudson, of Murray. Two children were born of this marriage. His wife died December 26, 1877, and in January, 1880, Mr. Wright married Jessie Thatcher. Of this marriage five children, all boys, have been born. In 1873 Mr. Wright located on his present farm. He is somewhat active in local politics, has always been a Democrat though in no sense a politician. He was elected supervisor of the town in 1893 and reelected in 1894.

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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