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ALEXANDER WRIGHT, justice of the peace and farmer, was born in Mercer county, near Hendersonville, August 21, 1839, son of Thomas and Sarah (Fowler) Wright. Thomas Wright was from Bleakley Lane near Whitley Rocks, Lancashire, England. He was born there and reared to maturity, emigrating to America when a young man. He came to Mercer county immediately, with a family of Fowlers from the same locality. Here he married a daughter of Richard Fowler and settled on an uncleared tract of land. He lived here until his death in 1850, and is buried at Zion church, Worth township. His wife lived to an advanced age, dying in 1885, and is buried at the same place. She reared a family of six children: Mary, wife of William Trevitt, of Perrine’s Corners, where they occupy the first house erected by John Forest in 1838; Alexander; G.W. Wright, of Mercer, ex- member of the Pennsylvania legislature; R.R. Wright, of Frankel & Wright, merchant tailors, Mercer; J.S. Wright; merchant, Hendersonville, and T.J. Wright; on the old homestead in Worth township, where he has twice served as justice of the peace. Alexander had but limited education, and at an early age took his father’s place at the head of the family. In 1865 he engaged in farming in this township, and in 1869 bought the farm of one hundred and ten acres upon which he now resides. He married Mary L., daughter of Augustus Giebner of Worth township, in 1865. They are connected with Center Methodist Episcopal church. He has held various township offices and has been justice of the peace three years.