Silas Wright

I have added Silas Wright to my list of famous relatives. Silas was a prominent politician from New York. His offices included United States House of Representatives (1827-1829), New York Comptroller (1829-1833), United States Senate (1833-1844) and New York Governer (1845-1846). He was known for his financial acumen and was honored when his protrait was featured on the $50 Gold Certificate when it was first issued in 1881. His protrait was replaced by Ulysses Grant in 1913.

Silas was the nephew of my 5th great grandmother, Mary Wright (1774-1841). Mary married Asher Loveland (1767-1849). My 2nd great grandmother on my Wing side was a Loveland.

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