Abraham Reister Wright (1811 - 1899)

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Birthplace: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT
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About Abraham Reister Wright

(son of William E. Wright and Mary Kite of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). Born August 18, 1811, Philadelphia. Came to Utah November 2, 1856, Smoot and Eldredge company.

Married: Mary Ann Brockerman November 14, 1833, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (daughter of William Brockerman and Catherine Rudy of Philadelphia). She was born March 18, 1816. Their children:

  1. #William, married Emma Yearsley;
    1. Amanda M., married Charles H. Bassett;
    2. Hannah A., married David Candland;
    3. Abraham Reister, Jr., married Lucy Wardrop;
    4. John R., married Susan Bethel;
    5. Isaac K., married Henriette Wall;
    6. Charles H., married Annie Galloway;
    7. George W., married June Welch.

Family home Salt Lake City.

Member 30th quorum seventies; president of seventies 13th quorum; missionary to Pennsylvania; ward clerk; block teacher. Freighter; photographer; merchant. Died July 1, 1889.


  • Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah photographs, page 453
  • Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1265
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Abraham Wright's Timeline

August 18, 1811
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
December 19, 1833
Age 22
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
May 14, 1840
Age 28
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 2, 1846
Age 35
September 29, 1849
Age 38
Springfield, Clark, OH, USA
July 1, 1899
Age 87
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT
City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah