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 - George Wright Married In 1832 George Wright...
George Wright Married In 1832 George Wright married Matilda, daughter of James Holtnan of Sevier county, Arkansas, and when Mexico and Texas came to death grips he became a member of Captain John Hart's company of mounted men, and was elected first lieutenant of the company, which included John R, Craddock, Harrison Brummett, John Deck, Bradford Fowler, Mitchell Keller and other men who became citizens of Lamar county when it was created. Answering the call from South Texas for men to resist Mexico, George Wright took his wife and their two children to tbe borne of her father in Arkansas and rode witli bis companions to join Houston's little army. They reached there too late to be engaged in the battle of San Jacmto but Lieutenant Wright, riding his black Spanish rnuie, did good service to Houston and tbe Republic in the days that followed. Brothers Represented Two Governments The congress of the new Republic was elected while George Wright was yet in tbe army and be. with M. W. Matthews aud William Becknell, was elected to represent Red River county m the First congress. At the same time bis brother, Travis b. Wright wbo lived in tbe same house witb him at Jonesboro. was" a member of the convention which wrote the constitution of Arkansas, that territory- being admitted as a state m the Union that year. Returning from southern Texas after performing performing bis duty as a soldier and legislator, George Wright wen- to Arkansas to'bring his family back to Texas, but instead of greeting his children he was told they had sickened and died while he was absent, and he and his wife returned to a childless home. George Wright and his wife presently settled on the plantation plantation at Kiomatia, west of Jonesboro, and lived there until they decided, because of frequent illnesses, to get away from the river and in 1839 they came to where now is Pans and made their home. Tbe story of his life after this move has been told as fully as can be in a bare and brief chronicle such as this. The detailed telling would require a volume. Planter, Indian fighter, legislator member of constitutional and secession conventions, provost marshal and other services to Confederacy, county officer officer promoter of schools and churches, he performed every duty as a man and citizen in times that tried men's souls as well as in the piping times of peace.

Clipped from The Paris News14 Nov 1937, SunPage 17

The Paris News (Paris, Texas)14 Nov 1937, SunPage 17
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