Johnson W. Wright, farmer, Jeffersonville, is a son of James and Nancy (Johnson) Wright, who were natives of Virginia. They were married in Ross County, tbis state, about 1802, and remained there a sbort time, and then removed to Pike County, where Mrs. Wright died in 1845, aged sixty-eight years. Mr. Wright died in Illinois in 1842, aged about seventy-two years. Tbey had a family of nine children, all of  whom lived to maturity.

Our subject, who is tbe youngest, was born August 15, 1825, and has been twice married. December 22, 1852, he was married to Miss Mary E. Wright, wbo bore him one child, Charles W. She died March 15, 1866. On tbe 22d of June, 1868, he was united with Miss Mary F. Carr. Two children are tbe result of this marriage: Amy A. and Isy G.; tbe latter died June 11, 1871.

Mr. Wright has a farm of forty-five acres, well improved, situated one and one-half mile north of Jeffersonville. Is a member of the Masonic fraternity of Jeffersonville. His second wife was a member of tbe Methodist Protestant Church.


From R. S. Dills' History of Fayette County