DAVID WRIGHT, grain merchant, dealer in live stock, and an extensive farmer of McComb, was born in Pleasant
Township, this county, March 17, 1840, son of David and Diana (Baker) Wright, native Ohioans. His father, of English
descent, was among the pioneer farmers of this county, coming here in 1835 and settling in the woods, improving
the farm which our sub ject now owns. When he moved to Pleasant Township he had to cut a road seven miles in length
to reach his settlement, on Section 24. He managed to clear seven acres the first year, besides helping at eighteen
log rollings. He was also a successful hunter, and for many years killed, on an arerge, from sixty to seventy deer
each winter. He died in 1884, aged seventy six years. Our subject's grandfather was a soldier in the war of 1812.
To David and Diana Wright were born five children, three of whom grew to manhood and womanhood. Our subject, the
youngest, was reared on the farm and educated in the common schools, and has made farming a specialty. He commenced
to deal in stock when he was quite young, and has followed this line of business to the present time. He had two
partners when he bought the elevator and warehouse here, in 1880, but has since conducted business alone. He is
the owner of 300 acres of well improved land, on which he lives. Mr. Wright was married. October 24, 1860, to Lucy
Plummer, by whom he had three children, two now living: Luella C., William M. (deceased) and S. Udora. Mrs. Wright
died in 1875. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Wright then married, in 1876, Matilda MeClester.
by whom he had two children: Maggie (deceased) and David C. Mrs. Wright is a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Wright is a member of the K. of P. He has served as school director, and has been a member of the Grange.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886
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