Notes for Levi C Wright (1844-) m Lucy A Day

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History of Jackson County, Indiana, 1886

LEVI C. WRIGHT belongs to one of the earliest families in Jackson County. His father was West Lee Wright, a man of marked character, and his mother was Nancy Wright, to whom were born fifteen children. They settled where the town of Medora is in Carr Township, of which he was founder; and here Levi C. was born August 30, 1844, and here he lived until 1861, when he entered the United States service in that historic organization, the Twenty-fifth Indiana Volunteer Infantry in Company G, under Capt. John W. Poole. He was in the service until 1865, and took part in many of the hard fought battles of that organization. He was in the battle of Fort Donelson, where he was wounded in the left leg and afterward was wounded in the left thigh, on account of which he was furloughed home about three months. He again joined his regiment and remained until the close of the war. After the close of the war he attended school and followed farm ing until 1867, when he began the study of law, and in 1871 was admitted to the bar, since which time he has been a regular practicing attorney in the courts. He is now and has been several years deputy prosecuting attorney. In 1883 he began the publication of the Medora Eagle a Republican newspaper, which he edited about one year and eight months. December 27, 1868, he was married to Miss Lucy A. Day, daughter of James S. Day, of Hamilton Township, and to them have, been born three children: Ida, Thomas J., and Anna. Mr. W. is also a farmer. He is one among the many respected defenders of his country to whom honor is due.