Rebecca (Carr) Wright, Jeffersonville, was born in this county, March 29, 1813. On the 2d of January, 1830, she was married to Mathias B. Wright, who, with a Mr. Horney, bought tbe land where Jeffersonville now stands, and laid out the town in 1830. Mr. Wright died July 3, 1876, aged sixty-eight years. He was born in Ross County, Ohio, and came to this county with his parents when about nine years of age. They had a family of ten children: Walter S., Mary E., Amanda J., Mathias K., Ruhama A., John M., William C, Sarah E., Frank M. and one wbo died in infancy. Mary E., William C, and Amanda J., are deceased. Tbe surviving ones are all married.


Walter married Miss Nancy Allen, of this county, and had four children, three living.


Mary E. married Johnson W. Wright, of tbis county, and has one child.


Rubama married Joseph W, Haymaker, of this county, and has five children.


Mathias K., born September 6, 1838, married Miss Maria L. Hooker, of Fairfield County, (born June 9, 1841,) on the 18th of April, 1861. He has a farm of one hundred acres, situated one-half mile north of Jeffersonville. He is one of Fayette County's prominent stock dealers, and deals largely in Poland-China hogs, and fine sheep. Has taken several premiums at county fairs; also at the Tri-State Fair, Toledo, and the Southern Ohio Fair, Dayton.


John M. married Miss Catharine Milburn, of Greene County. They have four children.


Sarah E. married Peter T. Wigginton, of this county, and has five children.


Frank married Miss Laurinda Jackson, of this county. They have two children,


Mrs. Wright lives in Jeffersonville. She and Mr. Wright were members of prominent pioneer families. The family is of good repute, and highly respected. Mrs. Wright, John, and Amanda are members of the Methodist Protestant Church. Mr. Wright and M. K. were members of the Universalist Church, where M. K. still retains his membership.

 

From R. S. Dills' History of Fayette County