From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883." page 357, Princeton Township, White County, Indiana
"DAVID WRIGHT is a native of Fayette County, Ohio, born May 1, 1818; is German-English descent, and a son of DAVID and MARY (COOK) WRIGHT, who had born to them a family of nine children, of whom our subject is the youngest. The father of MR. WRIGHT died near New Castle, Henry County, Indiana, March 3, 1845, while on his way from the old Buckeye home (which he had just sold) to Indiana. The mother died November 28, 1833. MR. WRIGHT received only a meager education, but now has quite an extended amount of practical knowledge. In 1838, he came to Clinton County, Indiana, and began settlement, and in the fall of 1849 came to Big Creek Township, this county, and rented a farm of JOSEPH THOMPSON. In the fall of 1850, he came to Princeton Township and bought forty acres of land at $1.25 per acre. MR. WRIGHT has since purchased 160 acres, and now has one of the best improved farms in Princeton Township. March 27, 1838, he married MISS MARY CORMAIN, a daughter of DANIEL and JEMIMA CORMAIN, of Fayette County. They have had seven children born to them, viz., LILLY A., ELIZA A., HANNAH E., CHENIAH C., CHRISTIAN J., DANIEL A. and SARAH M. MR. WRIGHT and wife are members of the Christian Church. He has been a life-long Democrat, and is one of the pioneers of Princeton Township."