Biography - Elijah Wright

Elijah WRIGHT, farmer, P. O. Hurricane, was born in Fillmore Precinct, Montgomery County, November 24, 1824. Joseph WRIGHT, his father, was born in Kentucky, April 20, 1780. He emigrated to this State in 1814, and entered a large tract of land besides what he purchased; was one among the prominent men of the day; was a farmer and blacksmith by occupation, and died October 1, 1844, after having raised a large and useful family of children, who are among the best citizens of the county at the present day. He married in Kentucky about 1802, Miss Sarah REVIS, who was the mother of eleven children, four of whom are living, our subject being the eighth child; was educated in the common schools of the country, and commenced business for himself as a farmer, his first purchase being a tract of eighty acres, and he has added to it until he has reached the handsome estate of 500 acres, 300 of which he has given to his children, and has erected on his home place a fine dwelling and barn, with all necessary outbuildings, and has his farm in a high state of cultivation. He married in Montgomery Co., Nov. 13, 1851, to Miss Drucilla LYNN, born in Kentucky December 1, 1833. Her father, Jefferson LYNN, was born in Kentucky; Elizabeth CASEY, her mother, was also a native of Kentucky; her father was a farmer; they both died in this county. Her mother had seven children, all living except one. She is the oldest of the family, and is the mother of seven children, two deceased. Camallia, born in 1853; Celestina, born in 1855; Joseph Jefferson, born in 1858; Sarah E., born in 1861; Emmerson, born December 14, 1870, Mary Rosetta, born in 1860, and died in 1864, and two infants died without name. He is identified with the Democratic party, and has always been instrumental in helping on the agricultural interests and public improvements - a man who stands high where he is known.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 308.

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