Biographical Sketch of E. B. Wright

(See Grant and Downing) Ellis Buffington Wright, born in Going Snake District, October 29, 1854.

Married May 29, 1881, Elizabeth, daughter of Eli West and Jennie Chinosa (Vann) Dougherty, born July 6, 1862 and graduated from Female Seminary June 27, 1879.

They were the parents of: William Ellis, Francis Otto, Mayes, Bryan, Lydia, John Lindsay and Ruth Wright.

Ellis Buffington Wright is a quiet, reserved man of more than ordinary ability and he has always been noted for his unswerving integrity and reliability. He was elected Townsite Commissioner in 1892, member of Council from Cooweescoowee District August 2, 1897 and Senator from the same District on August 7, 1899. Was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Sheriff of Cooweescoowee District at the death of James Musgrove by Chief C. J. Harris.


Starr, Emmett. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Warden Company. 1921

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