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WRIGHT, Ebenezer C.

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WRIGHT, Ebenezer C.

Posted: 1 Aug 1998 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 25 Mar 2002 3:13PM GMT
Ebenezer C. Wright, "La Fayette, was born in La Fayette, March 20, 1839, a son of William and Eliza M. (Coleman) Wright, mentioned in this work. Our subject was reared in this town, and learned carpentry, but also follows farming, having twenty-eight acres of good land. Aug. 20, 1862, he enlisted in Co. L, 1st N.Y. Mounted Rifles, serving two years, re-enlisting Sept. 1st, 1864, and serving till Nov. 29, 1865. He participated in the following battles: Siege of Suffolk, Drury's Bluff, Cold Harbor, and all the battles of the 18th Corps during the campaign of 1864, and many minor engagements. Mr. Wright has served as deputy sheriff, census enumerator, etc., and has been justice of the peace since 1880. He is a K. of P., and a member of the Grange, also of the G. A. R. In 1867 he married Jane French, a native of Oneida Co., and a daughter of William and Elizabeth (Houck) French, who died in 1881 and 1878 respectively. Mr. and Mrs. Wright have one daughter, Alta E., born March 23, 1879, and one adopted son, Grover W. French, a son of Wallace W. and a brother of Mrs. Wright. His great-grandfathers Wright and Northway were Revolutionary soldiers, and his great-grandfather Samuel Coleman was one of few who escaped from the Indians at the great massacre in Pennsylvania in Revolutionary times." Source: Bruce, Dwight H. (Ed.), Onondaga's Centennial. Boston History Co., 1896, Vol. II, pp. 166-167.

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