AD Wright

Asa Douglas Wright (1811 - 1871)

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Asa Douglas (AD) Wright
Born in New York, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 20 Jun 1837 in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Petersburg, Menard, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 6 Feb 2020 | Created 27 May 2019 | Last significant change: 6 Feb 2020
19:52: Landon Canida added Charles Douglas Wright (abt.1860-) as child for Asa Douglas Wright (1811-1871). [Thank Landon for this]
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Captain AD Wright served with the Illinois Militia during the Mexican-American War
Service Started: Jun 16, 1846
Unit(s): 4th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Service Ended: May 26, 1847


AD Wright was born in 1811 to Orson Wright and Elizabeth Judd. Asa was married to Lucy W. Cabiness on 20 Jun 1837. [1] by Rev. J.G. Bergen.

AD was a merchant, a soldier, and a probate judge.

During the Mexican War, Captain Asa Douglas served as the leader of "F" Company, 4th Regiment of Illinois Volunteers. He was present at the Battle of Veracruz and the Battle of Cerro Gordo (where members of his regiment absconded with General Santa Anna's wooden leg). [2]

He passed away in 1871.


  1. Sangamo Journal. June 24, 1837.
  2. United States Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926 Database with images. FamilySearch. : 3 October 2018. Citing NARA microfilm publication T317. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
  • US Census, 1850, Petersburg, Menard County, Illinois , USA; family 45, dwelling 40, Lines 1-9; August 13, 1850
  • US Census, 1860, Petersburg, Menard County, Illinois , USA; family 1498, dwelling 1588, Lines 28-39; September 13, 1860
  • W.R. Brink & Co. Illustrated Atlas Map of Menard County, Illinois. Edwardsville, IL: W.R. Brink, 1874.
  • The Illinois Woman's Columbian Club of Menard County, ed. Menard - Salem - Lincoln Souvenir Album. Petersburgh, IL: The Illinois Woman's Columbian Club of Menard County, 1893.

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