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Transcribed biography of Moses S. Wright

Moses S. Wright was born in Jackson county, Va., July 27, '27, and is a son of Joseph and Tabitha Wright, natives of Pennsylvania. He was reared on a farm, and educated in the common schools of La Porte county, having been brought here by his parents in 1832. They settled near New Durham, or "Pinhook." His father was a soldier in the war of 1812. In 1834 they removed to Porter county, Ind., and remained four years, when they came to Clinton tp., this county, and there Mr. Wright remained until his death in 1850. Moses has been married twice, and is the father of 6 children. His first wife was Sarah J., nee Small, who bore him one child, Mary, now deceased. His second wife was Abigail, nee Pettit, who bore him 5 children. Of these, 3 are living, viz.: Watson W., Victoria J. and Hamilton M. Mr. Wright is a farmer and stock-raiser; and also is proprietor of the saw-mill just west of Westville. He has been very successful in the lumber business. His promptness and desire to render satisfaction have won the confidence of the public, and he has thus built up a large trade.

Source: Charles C. Chapman & Company. 1880. History of La Porte County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages, and Townships. Chicago, Illinois: Charles C. Chapman & Company. 914 p.
Page(s) in Source: 805-806

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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