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    Mary J. Wright is a member of the McCorkle family, whose settlement in Miami Co. dates back to Indian days. Her grandfather, Joseph McCorkle, came from Tennessee at a very early day, John, the father of Mary, being at that time a boy of 15 years. John married a Miss Margaret Walker, formerly of Baltimore, Md.; they had seven children, of whom Mrs. Wright was the eldest. Mr. John McCorkle died about 1830, his wife surviving him many years, dying about 1860. Mrs. Wright was first married to Rev. David McDonald, and they had five children-Bessie, Sarah (deceased), John, Margaret and Robert. Mr. Wright, her second husband, was from Urbana, and belonged to an old family of Champaign Co.; he too, is now dead, and Mrs. Wright makes her home in Piqua.

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