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WRIGHT, Joseph Sr.

    Cambria Freeman, 27March1896, Contributed by Lisa Baker

--Joseph Wright, Sr., died at the home of his son, John Wright, in Summerhill township, on Friday last, aged 94 years. The deceased was born in Hagerstown, Md., in 1802. In 1813 he was put to carrying the mail from Cumberland to Ebensburg via Somerset, Stoeystown, crossing the Stonycreek at the point where the Red bridge is now located, to the Frankstown road, which he followed to the vicinity of where Summerhill how stands; there he forded the Little Conemaugh, and proceeded thence, through what is now New Germany, to Ebensburg.

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