David  A. Wright

          David A. Wright, son of  Matthias  and  Amanda (Young) Wright, was born October 15, 1854, being the eldest child now living.  He was reared on the home farm, receiving a common school education, mostly obtained in the schools of the county.  Having parents who recognized the value of an education, he was early put under private instruction.  He has always lived on the home farm.  November 10, 1880, his marriage with Dolly Hankins was solemnized, and to their union these two sons were born,  Harry  and  Bertie. July 3, 1883, he suffered the bereavement of losing his beloved wife July 7, 1886, his and  Sophia Williamson's nuptials were celebrated.  He has always followed agricultural pursuits and he has been quite successful.  He belongs to the Knights of Pythias fraternity.  In politics, he like his father, is a Republican.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887, page 604-605.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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