Pvt James A. Wright

Pvt James A. Wright

New York, USA
Death 30 Jan 1913 (aged 74)
Michigan, USA
Burial Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 103414877 · View Source
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Son of Luther and Millie Wright, brother to Charles L. Wright. CIVIL WAR VETERAN. COMPANY D 4TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY. Local history has it that when his older brother, Charles Wright, was killed in the war, James went and retrieved his body for burial at Lakeside Cemetery.

1860 Census Odessa Twp, Ionia County, MI;
Name: James A Right
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Minor Civil Division: The Township Of Odessa
Age (Expanded): 21 years
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Here is a record of his Civil War Service;
Name: James A. Wright
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Event Type: Military Service
Military Beginning Rank: Private
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Military Final Rank: Private
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Military Side: Union
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State or Military Term: Michigan
Military Unit: 4th Regiment, Michigan Infantry (1st organization)
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Military Company: D
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Note: See also 4 Mich. Inf. (New)
Affiliate Publication Title: Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Michigan.
Affiliate Publication Number: M545
Affiliate Film Number: 48
GS Film number: 881961

1870 Census Odessa Twp, Ionia County, MI;
Name: James Wright
Birth Year (Estimated): 1839
Gender: Male
Age (Original): 31y
Race: White
Birthplace: New York
Event Place: Michigan, United States

Household Gender Age Birthplace
James Wright M 31y New York
Milla Wright F 61y Vermont
Malvina Wheeler F 36y New York
Enos Olmstead M 15y Michigan

1900 Census Odessa Twp, Ionia County, MI;
Name: James A Wright
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Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1900
Event Place: ED 22 Odessa township, Ionia, Michigan, United States
Birth Date: Nov 1838
Birthplace: New York
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: Vermont
Race: White
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 29
Marriage Year (Estimated): 1871
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Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head James A Wright M 62 New York
Wife Ambria B Wright F 48 New York
Daughter Lillian C Wright F 19 Michigan
Daughter Mildred E Wright F 16 Michigan
Daughter Jessica C Wright F 13 Michigan
Daughter Alice C Wright F 10 Michigan

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  • Maintained by: Alan Wismer
  • Originally Created by: Scout
  • Added: 11 Jan 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 103414877
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt James A. Wright (Nov 1838–30 Jan 1913), Find a Grave Memorial no. 103414877, citing Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, Ionia County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Alan Wismer (contributor 46864949) .