Wright, Joshua R.

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Joshua R. Wright was born March 28, 1816, the son of Richard Wright and Lydia Vincent.



Joshua Wright also was a farmer, coming into possession of his father's homestead of 100 acres. He filled the office for some years of commissioner of highways, etc.

Marriage & Children

Joshua Wright married Lucretia Wright (1820 in Berne - 1894) the daughter of daughter of James Wright. Their children were:


Joshua R. Wright died in 1878.


Additional Media

Wright, Charles W., was born in the town of Berne, January 21, 1844.

Samuel Wright, his great-grandfather, was the first of the family to settle in Berne ; he was born in 1758 and died January 9, 1831.

Richard Wright, the grandfather, was born in Berne, January 28, 1793, where he was a lifelong farmer. His wife was Lydia Vincent.

Joshua B., the father of Charles Wright, was born March 28, 1816, where he also was a farmer, coming into possession of his father's homestead of 100 acres. He filled the office for some years of commissioner of highways, etc. His wife, Lucretia Wright, was born in Berne in 1820, and was a daughter of James Wright. Their children were Wesley, Charles W. and Richard (who died when five years of age). Joshua R died in 1878 and his wife in 1894.

Charles W. Wright grew to manhood on his father's farm and attended the common schools of his district and a term at the Knox Academy, and made such progress in his studies that before he was seventeen years of age he was himself a teacher of a school, which he followed winters until August 25, 1864, when he enlisted in Co. L, 3d N. Y. Cavalry, and served until the close of the war. He was in several skirmishes and raids in Virginia and North Carolina, and the winter of 1864-65 he was detailed as orderly at the provost marshal's quarters. Soon after his return home he purchased a farm and followed farming summers and teaching winters, until he had taught in all twenty-two terms. During those years he dealt to a considerable extent in clover seed and since then his farming has occupied most of his attention, his farm consisting of seventy acres. Mr. Wright has from time to time filled the office of inspector of elections, tax collector two terms, town auditor, and is now filling the office of deputy sheriff. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Berne Lodge, the Grand Army of the Republic, Post Charles McCullough No. 645 of West Heme, of which he was one of the charter members and of which he is senior vice-commander; he has also tilled the office of adjutant and junior vice. In 1865 he married Elmira Powell, a native of Greene county, N. Y. , and daughter of Peter H. and Lucinda (Crandall) Powell. They have one child, Helen, who married Melville C. Crocker, and has two children: Minnie and Stanley.

Landmarks of Albany County, New York

Twenty Year Ago - (September 20, 1912) - Mrs. Melville C. Crocker died on Sunday evening, September 15, (1912). She was born at South Berne, Dec. 15, 1866, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Wright.

Altamont Enterprise - September 30, 1932