Biography of Horatio D. Wright
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Wright, Horatio D., born in Danby April 15, 1819. His father, Orson Wright, came to Danby in 1808, where he and Zebulon, Charles Robbins and Isaac Wright bought and cleared up adjoining farms. Orson Wright died May 31, 1878, at the advanced age of ninety two. Our subject laid the foundation of his education in the common schools, to which he has added through life by reading and observation. At the age of thirty he married Caroline, daughter of James Ireland, of Danby, andthey have eight children, of whom five are living: Imogene, Louisa, Edward, Carrie and Arthur. In 1864 he bought what was known as the Captain Denton property, having 125 acres of fine farm lands, raising hay, grain and stock. Our subject is one of the leading farmers in his town, taking an active and intelligent interest in educational and religious matters. The grandmother ofMr. Wright was a Douglass and in that way was connected and intimate with the family of Stephen A. Douglass.

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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