|William Jefferson WRIGHT was born on February 2, 1829 in Kentucky,
the son of Robert Shelton Wright and Rachel Davis
He served in the Civil War with the Union Army
with Company I, 60th Illinois Infantry
& possibly with Co. D, 17th KY Inf.
At 24 years of age and being 5' 8" tall with dark hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion.
Enlisted as a Recruit on March 28, 1864 in Spring Garden, Jefferson County, Illinois
Mustered in as a Private on April 17, 1864 in Centralia, Illinois
Transferred to Veterans Reserve Corps on January 16, 1865
In 1870 he married Jane Johnson
Around 1872 in Jefferson County, Illinois, he married Mary Ann Cox
or Mary Ann Trout as stated in son George's obituary.
She was born on October 20, 1855 and died in 1895
In 1880 they were living in Bald Hill, Jefferson County, Illinois
In 1900 William was living with six children in Ashley, Washington County, Illinois.
William's children include :
George W. Wright, born August 19, 1873 See: Obituary
Martha J. Wright, born April 15, 1875
Ida Mae Wright, born November 17, 1876; died in 1964
Mary Etta Wright, born February 2, 1878
Oliver W. Wright, born November 10, 1879 See: Mayoral Candidacy Advertisement
Amanda Elizabeth Wright, born February 3, 1881
Francis Ludella Wright, born October 27, 1882
Clara Bell Wright, born April 6, 1885
Cora Ethel Wright, born June 2, 1887 See: Obituary
Nellie F. Wright, born January 30, 1889
Addie Blanche Wright, born May 19, 1891
Ira Earl Wright, born April 3, 1893
Reva Pearl Wright, born April 3, 1893
William Jefferson Wright died on March 21, 1904 in Ashley, Washington County, Illinois.
He and his wife are buried in Union-Brick Cemetery, Ashley Township, Washington County, Illinois.
furnished by :
Dr. Francis L. McKenzie,
received from Mary J. McKenzie, of Ashley.
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