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Wright - James

Source: Atlas of Montgomery County (Chicago: Beers, 1878) p 55
WRIGHT, James, PO Crawfordsville; Attorney; native of Putnam  Co Ind; settled in this co. 1865.

Source: History of Montgomery County, Indiana. Indianapolis: AW Bowen, 1913 (1913) p  719
Agriculture in Union Township, Montgomery County, has an able  exponent in the person of James Wright, another of our worthy  native sons and a man who has done not a little to encourage a  better grade of farming and stock raising in his community and  also a better code of civic and moral life, for he is a man who  has always believed in progress and has, while laboring for his  individual advancement, sought to promote the general public  good.  Such men are to be commended in any community and they are  always worthy of attention in any work of the province assigned  to the one in hand.  Mr. Wright was born in Scott Township,  Montgomery County, Indiana, June 26, 1848.  He is a son of John  and Julia Ann (McCoy) Wright.  The farmer was born in North  Carolina, where he spent his earlier years and from which state  he made the long overland journey to Montgomery County, Indiana  in 1830, and settled in Clark Township, among the pioneers; there  he worked hard to establish a home. After remaining there some  time he removed to Scott Township, where he developed a good farm  on which he spent the rest of his life, dying there many years  ago.  The family consisted of 8 children: Lucy; Mary Ann  (deceased); Thomas W; James of this sketch; John M; Samuel A;  William (deceased); and Albert (deceased).  James Wright grew to  manhood on the home farm and there assisted his father with the  general work during the crop seasons and in the winter time he  attended the district schools, then took up farming for himself  at which he has remained active to the present time with ever  increasing success.  He has not specialized on anything, carrying  on general and mixed farming.  He has a farm of 52 acres and has  kept his place well improved and under a high state of  cultivation, and he has a good grade of live stock and pleasant  home and substantial outbuildings.  Mr. Wright was married on Jan  11, 1877 to Eliza Corn, daughter of Hobert and Rachel (Randall)  Corn, both native of Kentucky, from which state they both came to  Indiana with their parents when they were young.  These families  settled in Brown Township, Montgomery County where they  established permanent homes, and there the parents of Mrs. Wright  spent the rest of their lives, engaged in general farming.  Nine  children were born to them: namely: Margaret and Joseph,  deceased; Mary; Nancy; Asa; Eliza; who married Mr. Wright;  George; Susan; Eva and James.  Five children have been born to  Mr. and Mrs. Wright, named as follows: William, lives in New  Market; Stella and Harley, deceased; John E lives in  Crawfordsville; Ora married Dr. VanCleave and they live in  Crissman, Illinois. Politically, Mr. Wright is a Republican, but  he has never sought or held office. Fraternally, he belongs to  the knights of Pythias at New Market, and he is a member of the  Methodist Church.  -- kbz
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