James H Wright

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James H Wright is one of twelve children of Jacob and Nancy Wright, and was born in Lincoln County, Tenn., in 1812. His father was of English descent, born and married in Virginia. He came to Tennessee and followed the life of a farmer, and died when about ninety-six years of age. The mother was born in Ireland, and came to the United States with her parents. James H. obtained the rudiments of his education in the schools near his home, and in 1839 married Nancy, daughter of John and Elizabeth Trantam. They have thirteen children: Elizabeth (Mrs. John Alsup), Josie (Mrs. John Myers), Fannie (Mrs. Ruf. Smith), Ethlinda (Mrs. Robert Maury), W. L., A. W., S. H., J. H., R. L.. D. N., J. H. and Cordelia, and one son, Marshall, who was killed at the battle of Chattanooga. Mr. Wright has always farmed, and by the sweat of his brow has become the owner of 300 acres of valuable and well improved land. He has been successful. He has reared a large family of children and given them good educational advantages, and has a comfortable competency. Mr. Wright is a Democrat, and he and Mrs. Wright are members of the Christian Church.

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