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Joseph Wright & 
Rachel Hamilton
submitted by Carolyn Whittenburg

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Joseph Wright & Rachel Hamilton

These are photos of Joseph Wright, son of son of Lemuel and Charity Wright, and his wife Rachel Hamilton, daughter of William A. Hamilton and Margaret Hughley. 

Joseph Wright was a civil engineer and surveyor and also earned a diploma as a physician in Tennessee. He practiced during the 1830's and 40's in Columbia, Tennessee, then he and Rachel moved to Texas in 1851.

Dr. Wright was the original surveyor for the University of Texas campus after he arrived in Austin. He also set up his practice as a physician and was one of the first doctors in Austin.

He lived to be just six days short of 100 years old.

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