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Joseph Wright (1765-1833)

Joseph Wright was a resident of Birmingham. He was raised by a pious mother and was converted under the influence of a brother who had joined the Methodist society. He served for many years as a local preacher, class leader and when he was forced by declining health to retire from those offices, he continued as a prayer leader and exhorter. Wright was particularly well known for his diligent visiting of the sick and poor.

One of Wright's last acts was the establishment of a Sunday School in a poor district close to where he lived. He died on October 8th 1833 after a short illness.

Source: Methodist Magazine 1833, 902.

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