Biography of Charles L. Wright
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Wright, Charles L., was born in the town of Danby, November 22, 1828, and is the son of Charles W. Wright, who came to this town about 1812, and was among the early settlers in the town. Our subject received his education at the district schools, to which be has added through life by intelligent reading and observation. After leaving school he took up farming, and at the age of twenty three married Phoebe Dakin, daughter of Percy Dakin, of the town of Denby. She died in 1860, leaving one child, Phoebe O. Mr. Wright married again in 1863, Lydia A., daughter of Thompson Keithline, of Windom, Pa., who bore to him three children. In 1848 Mr. Wright bought the old homestead, and in 1866 bought what was known as the Robbins Wright property, having 145 acres of some of the best farm lands in the county. Mr. Wright is one of Danby's most prominent men.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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