GEORGE WRIGHT was born in Derbyshire England, November 1st 1802. In 1826 he married Frances Jones, at Wrexham, North Wales. Two years later December 10th 1828, his wife died, leaving on son George who is still living. On the summer of 1830 he came to America and settled in Genesse County, N.Y. They lived in Mumfordville, N.Y., four years then removed to Summit County, this State, in the year 1838. In the year 1853 they came to Fulton County and purchased the William Jones farm, Four and a Half miles west of Delta, where he lived until his death Saturday, March 14th 1885.
He had been afflicted with rheumatism for many years, which for several years had disabled him for work. About four weeks before his death he fell and had not recovered from the shock and injury. But it was a heart difficulty that at last took his life.
In September previous (1884) Mrs. Wright was prostrated with fever and was expected to depart in advance of her husband, but she survived him, though confined to her bed, to mourn, the short time remaining to her, the loss of her companion. He also left a half brother John Wright, in Indiana, a half sister in England; and six children, as follows: George W. Wright, in Indianapolis, Indiana; Thomas W. Wright, in Columbus, Ohio; J.W. Wright, in Texas, Ohio; Charles Wright, in Pike Township, this county; and Mrs. Martha A. McClarren, at the homestead. He had buried three children before coming to this county.
His neighbors looked upon him as a man of honesty and integrity. If he pretended to be a friend they knew he was a friend. So prominent was this trait in his relations with family and acquaintances, that it became inherent also with his children. His industry, and that of his family, converted his farm into a fertile garden, His frugality left no leaks through which their hard earnings could waste. He was a peaceable neighbor and citizen, avoiding public life in person, but possessing and exercising nature judgment upon public men and measures.
His usefulness to the county consisted mostly in his rearing a family to whom they so largely transmitted his virtues. He was a member of the M.E. Church Delta, Ohio and the large attendance at his funeral attested the public appreciation of the consistency of his life with his Christian profession.