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Rev David Wright
Birth: Feb. 7, 1815
Columbiana County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 5, 1883
Indiana, USA

This obituary was published in the Western Christian Advocate, Jan. 9, 1884, p. 15 [comments by Jay Wright are in square brackets below]:

WRIGHT -- Rev. David Wright exchanged earth for glory from the residence of his son, Rev. John T. Wright, [middle initial should be S. for Samuel], on Burlington ct., Northwest Indiana Conference [Methodist Episcopal Church], Nov. 3, 1883, aged 69. The life of this honored servant of God was marked by great devotion and success, in studying the revealed Word, in reaching the deep, strong experiences of grace, and in exemplifying his Master's spirit. Brought into the divine service by yielding to the Spirit's guidance, and to Christian counsel, after the sudden death of two precious children, his whole after life was full of zeal and conscientious devotement to the glory of the world's Redeemer. This great sorrow came to his young household while a resident of New Lexington, Highland co., O. There he spent almost 40 years. As a local preacher and diligent Sabbath school worker, a visitor of the sick and distressed, a thoughtful, pains-taking toiler in all the walks of Christian effort, he constantly displayed a banner for the truth amid the faithful of his generation. He was licensed to preach in 1860 and ordained deacon by Bishop Morris, in 1869. His ministerial services were earnestly sought and highly prized by our Methodist people of Highland co. He gave to the Church a noble example, ardent trials, and freely of his means. His faithful companion was ever an inspiration to his religious life. She passed to her heavenly home five years since. Their children were wisely and faithfully trained, and now call them blessed; five in heaven and five still faithful in the pilgrimage below. After the death of his beloved companion earth lost much of its charm, and he evidently longed to join her in the presence of him whom they both loved. For months he felt that his change was not far off, and spoke at times definitely of its near approach. He died calmly, in full assurance of faith, after suffering only four days. The mortal remains were borne by his children to Ohio, and after being honored by the presence of a large congregation and most excellent and appropriate discourse by his lifelong friend, Rev. M. Redkey, were placed beside those of her with whose companionship he had long been blessed in wedded life.



David was a member, 1816-1837, of Clear Creek Monthly Meeting, Society of Friends (Quakers), in Highland Co, OH (Hinshaw lists the MM as being in Clinton Co).
Family links: 
  John Wright (1786 - 1822)
  Hannah Gilbert Coffin (1791 - 1871)
  Jane Ann Bowers Wright (1825 - 1878)
  Amy Elizabeth Wright Kelley (1842 - 1874)*
  Hannah Ann Wright (1843 - 1849)*
  Laura Eugenia Wright (1846 - 1849)*
  John Samuel Wright (1848 - 1925)*
  Joseph Edwin Wright (1850 - 1902)*
  Jonathan C. Wright (1852 - 1912)*
  Franklin Rush Wright (1855 - 1948)*
  Sallie Mary Wright Borders (1859 - 1916)*
  Charles B. Wright (1863 - 1867)*
  Ann Wright (1810 - 1871)*
  Joseph Wright (1812 - 1907)*
  David Wright (1815 - 1883)
  Jonathan Wright (1817 - 1900)*
  Rebecca Wright (1820 - 1840)*
*Calculated relationship
Highland Cemetery
Highland County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Jay Wright
Record added: Jan 30, 2012
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