Bishop and the father of Wilbur and Orville Wright, the two brothers who were credited with pioneering modern aviation.
He attended Hartsville College in 1854.
He was a Bishop of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ.
He married Susan Catherine Koerner in 1859. The couple had seven children: Katharine Wright, Reuchlin Wright, Lorin Wright, Ida Wright, Orville Wright, Otis Wright, and Wilbur Wright.
He is the father of aviation pioneer Orville Wright.