Henry Wright, deceased, formerly a resident of Cornwall Township, was a native of new York, in which State he was born Jan. 12, 1828. He was a farmer by occupation, and followed the same until his enlistment in the war for the Union.  Mr. W. served his country in Co., A, 151st Ill., Inf., for about a year, when he returned home to this country to die. Consumption had seized upon him during his time of service, and April 8, 1877, he passed away to the land of the hereafter, leaving a wife and eight children.
   Mr. W. was united in marriage with Miss Annis, the accomplished daughter of Oliver Root, Jan. 12, 1850, in this county. She is a native of Ohio, in which State she was born Aug. 17, 1832. Her father was a native of Vermont, where he was born Jan. 21, 1792, and is at present living in Munson Township, this county, and enjoys good health. He married Miss Mary Thomas in 1817, a native of Athens, Ohio. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Wright are as follows: William H., born Nov. 17, 1851; Mary C., born Oct. 24, 1853; Frank E., born Feb. 4, 1857; Ida E., born March 18, 1859; Clarence, Aug. 18, 1861; Alice, May 12, 1865; Arthur, April 199, 1867; and Louisa, June 25, 1871.
   Mrs. W. is a member of the Free Methodist Church, and a consistent, active Christian woman. She carries on the home farm with the assistance of her children, and is meeting with success in life.

Pg. 682    1885 Portrait & Biographical Album of Henry Co., Illinois

 

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