|From the Diary of James P. McPherson, entry dated June 8, 1862|
On June 10th, 1850, McPherson noted that he removed a splinter from the foot of 13 year-old Isabella McDonald, daughter of John & Janet McDonald. Although her father, was often mentioned in the J. P. McPherson's diary, Isabella was not mentioned again until this June 1862 entry:
8 -- Sun. Married Lindsay Wright & Isabella McDonald. At T. Adamsons afternoon.
The 1860 Federal Census for Verona listed the 24 year-old Scotsman Linzy Wright as working as a day laborer for the McDonald's neighbor, John Eddy. When the young couple married in 1862, Wright was 26 years-old and his bride, 24 years-old. The Wrights later made their home in Bridge Creek, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.