George W. Wright, Co. I, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

Egbert Family History.

George W. Wright (7/19/1841-2/22/1921) m. 1864, Rozetta Carroll (1842-1917) dau. of David & Elizabeth (Alcorn) Carroll. George served in Co. [I], 10th PA [Res.], Civil War, ed. in common school., Mercer Academy Thickson Academy, & Allegheny College. He began teaching at 16 yrs. old to pay expenses at academies & taught in TN & CK in 1859-60. He was in the south when John Brown led raid on Harpers Ferry. On return from war he engaged in oil business at Petroleum Centre, Venango Co., PA, helped est. the Sandy Lake Car Manufacturing Co., while there he was app’ted clerk to co. commissioner & help post til 1873 when elected co. recorder. While at that post he was app’ted. superintendent of the Mercer Soldier’s Orphan School. Elected to state senate 1876 serving 1 term. In 1877 he was app’ted super. of Mt. Joy, PA Soldier’s Orphans School & in 1883 the schools of McAllisterville & Chester Springs. He founded bank in Mercer, PA, founded water works & associated with first Reznor gas stove. Bank name was Farmers & Mechanics National Bank until merged with Mercer Co. Trust Co. He had numerous business interests, most of which were successful. In Civil War was under Brig. Conrad F. Jackson, Co. G, 10th PA Vol., Reynold’s div. of 3rd Corp., Army of VA, 3rd Brig. at 2nd Battle of Bull Run. He was said to be arrogant, self-centered, bigoted & hard to live with. He left money to scholarship fund for Mercer Co. students & some family members.1

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  1. The original article stated he served in Company G, however, he is found on the muster rolls of Company I.