His life and books
|Born: 1836 Bradbourne, Derbyshire|
|Died: 1921 Waldron, Indiana USA|
|William Wright 1796-1882|
|Elizabeth Gould 1802-1843|
|William Wright 1826-1904|
|Mary Wright 1827-1897|
|John Wright 1829-1885|
|Thomas Wright 1831-1838|
|Ellen Wright 1834-1904|
|Sarah Wright 1839-1907|
|Eliza Wright 1840-1936|
|Frank Wright 1842-1913|
|Mary Avery 1836-1872|
|Ellen Short 1840-1927|
|By Mary Avery:|
|Frank Carleton Wright 1856-1898|
|Albert William Wright 1861-1956|
|Sophia Elizabeth Wright 1864-1941|
George Wright was born on 11 March 1836, the son of William Wright 1796-1882 of Bradbourne and his wife née Elizabeth Gould 1802-1843. He was baptised at Bradbourne on 13 March 1836.
He emigrated to the United States of America, arriving on 2 December 1852 after a voyage of thirteen days with eight dollars in his pocket. He went to Noble township, Shelby County in Indiana, to the home of his brother John Wright.
George Wright settled in Noble and started work on a farm. Until then his knowledge of farming was limited to milking cows, and had never before seen a field of corn. Determined to succeed, he learned rapidly, and was soon able to buy a 100 acre farm. When the Federal Census was taken in 1860 his real estate was worth $4,000 and his personal estate $600. He bought more land in Noble and Liberty townships, and eventually owned about 1,000 acres.
On 2 August 1855 he married Mary E. Avery. She was born on 18 September 1836 in Indiana, the daughter of English immigrant parents, George Avery and his wife née Sophia Bartley. They had the following children:
Frank Carleton Wright. He was born on 20 May 1856 and died in 1898.
Albert William Wright. He was born on 16 October 1861 and died in 1956.
Sophia Elizabeth Wright. She was born on 3 August 1864. She was married to Joshua Samuel Alley, and died in 1941.
Their mother Mary Wright nee Avery died on 6 February 1872.
On 3 June 1873 George Wright married Ellen Short. She was born in Ohio on 31 March 1840, the daughter of English immigrant parents Thomas K. Short and Sarah Allen. They had no children.
In May 1911, when he was a party to the Hanson Mount Agreement, he was living at Waldron, Shelby County, Indiana.
George Wright died on 12 August 1921 aged 85 years at his home in Waldron, after an illness of several weeks, and was buried at Waldron, where there is a gravestone inscribed to his memory.