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Stephen D. Wright
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Birth: Apr. 4, 1816
Death: Apr. 25, 1898

Stephen married Martha Wheeler and Clarissa Wheeler, both of whom are buried in another cemetery in LaGrange, MI. He also married Louisa Mosher. Stephen D. Wright was a wealthy farmer and was the son of William R. Wright and Sarah Baldwin. He is the father of William R. Wright, b. 1856, Cass Co.,MI. Stephen inherited the family farm and did very well with it.

According to the following source, Stephen was Quaker. However, this is not documented through the family line, and this source has been questioned before as fanciful but not always reliable:

Source: A Dowagiac Collection by Vanderburg:
"Another story has been handed down in the Wright family, pioneer settlers of LaGrange. Stephen Wright, complained one day that he was being overrun with rats. They were in the house and he couldn't seem to get rid of them.

"Friend William Renesten told him that he could get rid of them, but first Stephen should write down on a piece of paper the name of someone he disliked. Stephen D. Wright was a Quaker and a kindly man with no enemies. He could think of no one, but was finally pressed into writing down the name of a man living in the township.

"William Renesten took the piece of paper. After awhile, he came back with a letter he had written, went upstairs in the Wright home, and placed it in the attic. The rats suddenly left and Stephen Wright was bothered no more.

"One day, not too long after the incident, Wright met the man whose name he had written down on the piece of paper. The man remarked: ‘The strangest thing happened to me,' and went on to say that an army of rats had suddenly invaded his house and barn. Stephen Wright asked him when it had happened. It was the day after William Renesten had written a letter to the rats.

"Stephen would only laugh when questioned about these things, his bright blue eyes twinkling with amusement. He would just shake his head and say, ‘Some day before I die, I will tell you.' But he never did."
 
 
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 Parents:
  William R. Wright (1775 - 1850)
 
 Children:
  Flurilla Isabel Wright (____ - 1877)*
 
 Sibling:
  Lucinda Wright (____ - 1872)*
  Stephen D. Wright (1816 - 1898)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Schulte Cemetery
Cassopolis
Cass County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Cemetery is Private Property; farmer's field off Beeson Road, LaGrange, MI
 
Created by: Jody Glynn Patrick
Record added: Jun 22, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11221672
Stephen D. Wright
Added by: Jody Glynn Patrick
 
Stephen D. Wright
Added by: Jody Glynn Patrick
 
Stephen D. Wright
Added by: Jody Glynn Patrick
 
 
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May you rest in blissful peace.
- Helen
 Added: Jul. 24, 2005
 
 
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