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Allen J. Wright (1857)

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Allen J. Wright aka Write
Born in Harrison, Michiganmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 10 Aug 1889 (to 22 Apr 1905) in Harrison, Clare County, Michigan, United Statesmap
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Allen Wright was born in Michigan in July 1857, a son of Clark Wright and Minerva Cohron(?) or Cohoon(?)

32-year-old farmer Allen J. Wright married Minnie Hunt, recorded as age 19, in Harrison, Michigan, on 10 August 1889. Both were residents of Harrison and it was the first marriage for both. Minnie was recorded as the daughter of Benjamin Hunt and Carlina Ryan. Allen was a son of Clark Wright and Minerva Cohron(?) or Cohoon(?). The marriage was officiated by a justice of the peace. [1]

The 1900 U.S. Census recorded Allen A. Write, age 42 and a farmer, and wife Minnie Write, age 30, in Hayes Township (Harrison city), Clare County, Michigan, with their daughter Rossetta Write, age 7. Allen was born in July 1857, Minnie in November 1869, and Rossetta in March 1893. Allen was born in Michigan to a father born in Vermont and a mother born in New York; both Minnie and Rossetta were born in Michigan to parents born in Michigan. Allen and Minnie had been married 12 years; Minnie had had one child, still living.[2]

The marriage of Minnie Wright and Allen J. Wright (stated to have married in Harrison, Michigan, on 8 August 1888) ended in divorce on 22 April 1905. Minnie had filed an application for divorce on 26 February 1904, alleging extreme cruelty. There was one child in the family. The absolute divorce was granted in Hillsdale County, Michigan. [3]


  1. Michigan Department of Community Health, Division of Vital Records and Health Statistics; Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952; Film: 38; Film Description: 1889 Barry-1889 Kent. Accessed on at Also "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 January 2019), 004207808 > image 441 of 640; citing Secretary of State, Department of Vital Records, Lansing.
  2. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 5 August 2014), Michigan > Clare > ED 26 Hayes township Harrison city Ward 1-3 > image 17 of 18; citing NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics; Lansing, Michigan; Michigan. Divorce records, Roll 1905 Bay - 1906 Washtenaw. Accessed on at

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