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    John C. Wright, of this review, who is farming in Concord township, Miami county, and is serving as assessor of the township, a position which he has acceptably filled for the past ten years, was born in 1842, on the farm where he now resides, his parents being Elliott and Catherine (Myers) Wright. His paternal grandfather removed from Virginia to this county when Elliott was quite young and entered from the government a tract of land which has since been in possession of his descendants. The Myers family came from Pennsylvania to Ohio. The parents of our subject were well-known and esteemed farming people of Concord township, where the father died in 1850, at the age of thirty-eight years, the mother in 1855, at the age of thirty-three years. John C. Wright, of this review, spent his boyhood days upon the old home farm, and his labors in the field were alternated by attendance at the district schools. He married Miss Sarah Rudy, a daughter of Samuel Rudy, of Newton township, and to them were born the following children: Samuel Elliott, now a farmer of Newton township, who married Miss Armina May Helmick, a daughter of Phililp Helmick; Maggie Elizabeth, wife of John Rontzong, a farmer and trustee of Van Buren township, Darke county, Ohio, by whom she has two children, John Omer and Ruth; John Carlton, an agriculturist of Concord township, who wedded Mary E., a daughter of William Fleming, and has one son, George Stanley; Hannah Mary, wife of Abijah Swab, of Darke county, by whom she has two boys, George and Herman; and Charles Irvin, who married Miss Lida Deitrich, and has a son, Edgar. After the death of his first wife Mr. Wright was again married, his second union being with Catherine Caroline Bubeck, a daughter of John Bubeck, of Darke county. His wife bore the maiden name of Mary Baisch, and both were natives of Germany. Mr. and Mrs. Wright now have one son, Herman Walter, a promising young man of seventeen years who is still at home with his parents. During the civil war Mr. Wright manifested his loyalty to the Union by enlisting in the Fifty-seventh Ohio Infantry for three years, but after fourteen months, on account of disability, he was honorably discharged. He participated in the battle of Shiloh and many engagements of lesser importance. With the exception of the time spent at the front Mr. Wright has always resided upon the old homestead farm in Concord township, where he owns eighty acres of rich land, all of which is under a high state of cultivation. His home is one of the finest residences of the neighborhood, and the barns, outbuildings and fences are kept in good repair and indicate the careful supervision of the owner, who is regarded as one of the most practical, progressive and prosperous farmers of his neighborhood. The esteem in which he is held by his fellow townsmen is shown by the fact that he has served for ten consecutive years as township assessor. This is a Township in which a Democrat never holds office except as a special mark of great confidence on the part of the community, for the majority is usually overwhelmingly Republican. He is most true and loyal to the trust reposed in him, and is a man whose public and private record are alike beyond reproach.

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