Category Archives: Wright family

Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright, son of John and Elizabeth Wright, was born probably in Castleshane, Ireland, where it is known his sister Rachel was born.  He was brought to America as a small child by his parents and grew up near Menallen … Continue reading

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Kiss Me, I’m Irish?

‘Tis the month for celebrating being Irish.  Saint Patrick’s Day, Green Beer, Shamrocks and the Dublin Irish Festival (Dublin, Ohio, that is).  Until I went to Notre Dame for my undergraduate studies, Saint Patrick’s Day never meant much to me.  … Continue reading

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Underground

Finding information about your ancestors can be challenging.  Record-keeping was hit-and-miss in the past.  Even if births, deaths and marriages were recorded, sometimes the records got lost or burned up in fires or eaten by mice.  Getting beyond the records … Continue reading

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Hospitality

My wife and I don’t entertain.  We don’t host people in our home.  We rarely even allow anyone to cross our threshold.  (My wife has written very amusingly about this in her own blog post at Mirrored Images.) You would … Continue reading

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A Father’s Concern for his Daughter

In the somewhat shaky handwriting of a 72-year-old man, he signed the letter “[I] remain thy affectionate father, Jonathan Wright.” The letter, written December 12, 1820, was an expression of love and concern.  Jonathan had recently learned that his son-in-law, … Continue reading

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A Little Boy’s Shoes

Amid all the great and terrible things of history, parents have to put shoes on their children.  On the frontier, there was no Wal-Mart, no local store to provide any size and style of shoe a person wanted.  Other arrangements … Continue reading

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Grounded

Everywhere I’ve lived has had a connection with my family’s past. Growing up in Richmond, Indiana, I knew my family had a history there.  My grandfather and great-grandfather were publishers of the local newspaper.  My great-great grandfather recruited and led … Continue reading

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