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Local History

Information about historical figures at rest in the Vernon Cemetery, Lake County, Illinois.

Daniel Wright

Daniel Wright

Born: June 6, 1778
Died: December 20, 1873

Timeline showing Daniel Wright's life relative to

Wright timeline

Life of Daniel Wright in relation to historical events and other area figures.

Daniel Wright cabin illustration

Wright cabin

An artist's rendering of Daniel Wright's cabin (source: Lake County History blog)

large rock with engraved inscription: Captain Daniel Wright, first settler in Lake County, Illinois. Placed by Lake County Historical Society 1909

Capt. Daniel Wright marker

Commemorative marker located at Ryerson Woods forest preserve.