Clipped From The Paris News
and the remainder of his life was devottd to ma>in«/pment i>t his plantation and briefly to mercantile .-mt^rprnf in Paris where ho had built a house which today is the iioni^ of liis only grandson. Alexander W. Wright, the younger brother r>f jho family, born after th^y fame to Texa.s, made his hojuc near Paris wh"H grown to manhood. He married Nan^y. a d;iu«t>'fr of John Johnson, server) two years. 1852-54, its tax as^s.-or and collector collector of Lamar county, then returned to his farm southeast of Paris and rli<vl in I'SfiS. Two of his daog-htfrs. Alice and Laura (Mrs. Luther Reos' have their homes in Paris-, 're oniy living members of The family of three sons and five •'! a u'.'h ••-•!•.-. Travis Wrisrhr in IS-iS, married Miss Mary K. Johnston while living at Kiomatia. She with her mother, t'rothera aud sister, had corne to Texas in 1836 from Kd^ntou. North Carolina, Carolina, where she was reared and educated. Their only child, a son. Samuel Johnston Wright, was horn at Kiomatia. educated at. University of Virginia and was in the (.'oiu'ederatc .service three years, first lieutenant, Ninth battery, Texas Field artillery. artillery. He inherited the Red river plantation and in addition to its cultivation he was interested in banking and public utilities utilities in Paris and was one of the leaders in securing the Frisco railroad for Paris. His son, George Travis Wright, lives in the home built by Travis Wright on Bonhnm strer-i in Paris, aud cultivates the Red river plantation once owned his grandfather. grandfather. S. J. Wright's widow lives in San Antonio and his three daughters, Mrs. R. D. Bowen, Mrs. W. H. Atkinson Irvin Scales, survive.