Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Richard Wright

Died at the residence of his son near Three Creeks, Union Co., Ark., on the evening of Nov. 1st, 1883, Richard Wright in the 78th year of his age.
He was born near Cape Girardeau, MO., Jan. 28th, 1805, and remained in that state until he was about 12 years old, when he moved with his family to  Hempstead Co., Ark. He remained in that county several years, and then migrated to Louisiana, where he was married to Miss Mary Henderson, of Claiborne Parish, in 1824. Afterward he returned to Arkansas, and settled in Union Co., where the last forty-four years of his life passed. Brother Wright was a good citizen, and served his county as Justice of the Peace 16  years. He united with New Hope Baptist church in 1860, and was baptized by the lamented Rev. Mr. Gray. From that  time until his death he lived an humble and consecrated
 Christian life.  He was particularly noted for his attachment to his church and especially to its pastors. Therefore the cause of Christianity has sustained a great loss in his death.
Brother Wright suffered many bereavements during his life,; his wife and eight of his children preceeded him to the land of everlasting rest. But two of his children remain to mourn his death. May God comfort them and the many sorrowing friends. His last illness was long and painful, but he was resigned to the will of the Lord, only that he desired to depart and be with Christ.
Arkansas  Evangel, November 22, 1883

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