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Full text of "History of the Wright family, who are descendants of Samuel Wright (1722-1789) of Lenox, Mass., with lineage back to Thomas Wright (1610-1670) of Wetherfield, Conn., (emigrated 1640), showing a direct line to John Wright, Lord of Kelvedon Hall, Essex, England"

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HISTO RY 

OF THE 

Wright Family 

WHO ARE DESCENDANTS OF 

SAMUEL WRIGHT (1722^1789) 

OF LENOX, MASS. 

WITH 
LINEAGE BACK TO 

THOMAS WRIGHT (1610^1670) 

OF WETHERSFIELD, CONN. 
(Emigrated 1640) 

AND SHOWING A DIRECT LINE TO 

JOHN WRIGHT, Lord of Kelvedon Hall 

ESSEX, ENGLAND 



Edited by 
WILLIAM HENRY WRIGHT 

AND 

GERTRUDE WRIGHT KETCHAM 



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Copyright, 1913, by 
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Introduction 

When we began the search for our ancestry in the 
year 1902, we had little knowledge of anyone back of our 
great-grandfather, Andrew Wright, of Shoreham, Ver- 
mont (born 17G3, died 1833), and had no idea of the inter- 
esting search that was to follow our first efforts in this 
line, or of the length of time that might elapse before the 
results now attained should be written out for the benefit 
of generations to follow : 

We wish to acknowledge the valuable assistance re- 
ceived from various sources, and the kindly encourage- 
ment of interested kinsmen. We will mention : 

First, Rodney P. Wright of Cambridge, Mass., who 
is descended from Sir John Wright of Kelvedon Hall, 
Essex, England, and is the author of a history of his 
branch of the Wright family. His help has been invalu- 
able to us in many ways. 

Second, W. Farmiid Felch, Editor of the Genealog- 
ical column of The Hartford Times. He has given much 
space to our queries and their answers, and many per- 
sonal suggestions. 

Third, James G. Taylor of So. Glastonbury, Conn., 
who is a descendant of the emigrant, Thomas Wright 
(1639-40), has furnished many bits of interesting history. 

Fourth, And there are many others, too numerous to 
mention here, Avho have given their time to research that 
we might have statistics and items of historical value 
from various branches of the family. 

Our great-grandfather, Andreio Wright, was a sol- 
dier of the Revolutionary War, and came from Lenox, 
Mass., to Shoreham, Vt., in 1785. There was a tradition 
that his father or grandfather was a sea-captain, named 
Samuel Wright, and that he died at sea. This tradition 
was handed down in several branches of the family. 



II I S T () IJ V O F T II E W K I G H T F A INI I L Y 



Learning that the Addison County. Vermont, records 
showed that Aiidrrw Wrifjht had applied for a pension 
in 1832, we wrote to the Bureau of Pensions, Washington, 
D. C, asking if the birth-place and parentage of Andrew 
was given in his application, and received answer, dated 
July 2oth, 1903, giving his military record, and these re- 
marks : "Soldier's birth-place is not given, but he states 
that before coming to Vermont, he had always lived in 
Lenox, Mass. 

We then wrote to the Town Clerk of Lenox, asking 
for a record of birth, together with names of his brothers 
and sisters, also of his father and mother. We received 
answer, Aug. 15th, 1903, Avhich gave the names of An- 
drew^s father and mother as Samuel and Mary Wright^ 
and the names and dates of birth of their children from 
1757 to 1765, and of the children born to Samuel and 
Mehitabel (second wife) from 1769 to 1780. A search for 
the record of Samuel's death at this time was unsuccess- 
ful, but later we found from other sources that he died 
Oct., 1789, aged 67 years. 

Mary, his first wife, died Aug. 18th, 1767, no age 
given. There is no record, as far as Ave can find, of the 
death of Mehitahel. 

We learned that Samuel Wright of Lenox formerly 
lived in Goshen, Conn., and the births of several of his 
children are recorded there, some of whom are also re- 
corded in Lenox. We account for this double record by 
the fact that Samuel assisted in the organization of the 
town of Lenox and was appointed its first Town Clerk, 
and naturally made a record of his children's births there. 

Now began a search for the parentage of Samuel of 
Lenox. One Samuel Wright, eldest son of Capt. Samuel 
Wright, was born in Wethersfield, Conn., in 1722, but 
there was no further record of him in that town and he 
was believed to have settled elsewhere. 

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HISTORY OF T H K AV R I O II T F A M I I, Y 

The town of Lebanon, Conn., gave us the records of 
three Samuel Wrights, none of whom seemed to fit our 
case; and for a number of years the search yielded small 
returns. Then, remembering a visit to our family, about 
the year 1863, bj^ some of the relatives from Ohio — and 
having lost all trace of them — we determined to get into 
communication with them if possible. Finally, in the 
fall of 1908, after making inquiries among the nearest 
relatives, we found there Avas an old photograph of one 
of these cousins in the possession of our uncle Freeman 
Wright's widow, with the address, Sidney, Ohio, on it. 
We then wrote the Cit}' Clerk in that place, inquiring 
about the family. Through him Ave were soon in com- 
munication with them. They gave us much A'aluable in- 
formation about their branch of the famih^ but were un- 
able to give Samuel Wrighfs parentage as their old rec- 
ords and A'aluable papers had some of them been lost in 
moving and some destroA^ed by fire, but a "Short Memo- 
rial of My Life," Avritten from memory by Gideon Wright 
(son of Samuel Wright of Lenox and the ancestor of the 
Ohio branch), gaA'e us some interesting history, and a let- 
ter written by his brother Josiah in 1865 gives a good 
account of the children in their father's family. 

Our uncle, Freeman G. Wright^ visited the cousins in 
Ohio in 1849 and brought home with him a record — 
copied apparently from the one which Avas lost or burned 
— of the earlier generations of our family. He died in 
1900, before Ave began our search, and his family thought 
the record had been loaned and lost. However, in the 
summer of 1909 they found it in an old pocketbook 
which had been stoAved aAvay in an old trunk containing 
letters and papers of bygone years. Fortunately, this fur- 
nished the "missing link" in our history, and reads liter- 
ally as follows : 

"The famil}^ of Jno. Wright taken for one, or the 
first generation. 

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HISTORY OF TTTE WRIGHT FA M I L Y 



''The sixth or seventh generation back was three bro- 
thers that came from England in the time of persecution. 
(Proof) A bed-staff retained by the oldest son. 

"The fifth generation was a sea captain, the oldest of 
the family. (Proof) The retaining of the bed-staff. He 
died at sea, was brought to New London, Conn., and bur- 
ied. He had five children, two sons and three daughters. 
His name was Samuel. 

"The fourth of the generation by the name of Samuel^ 
the oldest son of the sea captain, lived first in Wethers- 
field, Conn., then moved to Lenox, in Mass. Had twelve 
children; eight boys. Died and was buried in the latter 
place sixty years ago next month, aged sixty-seven. Was 
ten years old at the death of his father. His oldest son 
was called Samuel. He was a farmer. 

"The third in line by the name of Andt^ew, was the 
fifth son. Was born in Lenox, Mass., March 11th, 1763, 
and went to Shoreham, Vt., in the 23rd year of his age, in 
May, and came back in the fall, and moved with his next 
younger brother, Ebeneser, the next spring, to Shoreham, 
Vermont."' 

The second "link" is from the town records of Weth- 
ersfield, Connecticut: '"''Capf. Samuel Wright^ Jr.., son of 
SergH Samuel Wright, was born 1692/1693. Married 
Ahigail, dau of Jonathan Goodrich, 2d Jan'y 1718. Their 
children were : 

Samuel, born May 28th, 1722. 

Ahigail, born March 11th, 1724. 

Rebecca, born Sept. 7th, 1726. 

Lucy, born Jan. 26th, 1729. 

Moses, born July 3rd, 1731." 

The third "link" comes from the "Diary of Joshua 
Hempsted of New London, Connecticut," in which we 
have this item : '■'■Capt. Samuel Wright, from Barbadoes, 
brought in dead, June 7th, 1732." 

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II I S T O r. Y OF THE W RIGHT F A ^I I L Y 

A comparison of these records establishes the fact 
that our Samuel of Lenox was the son of Scomuel the sea 
captain, and that he was born in Wethersfield, Conn., in 
1722. Referring to the memorandum made by F. G. 
Wright during his visit to Ohio in 1849, we find: "The 

fourth of the generation by the name of Samuel 

died and was buried in the latter place sixty years ago 
next month, aged sixty-seven.'' Sixty years prior to 1849 
would give us the year of his death as 1789, and as he 
was sixty-seven years old when he died, the date of his 
birth must have been 1722, which agrees with the Weth- 
ersfield record given above. There is also the statement 
in the Ohio record that he was ten years old at the death 
of his father, which agrees with the New London account 
of the captain's death in 1732. 

We found that his mother, Abigail Dickinson^ and 
sister. Miss Rebecca Wright, were buried in Lenox, Mass. 
Their grave-stones are still standing. The will of Miss 
Rebecca, recently found, shows that she made her home 
with her nephew Samuel. In Gideon Wright's "Memo- 
rial," he gives his birth as April, 1775, and states: "My 
father died in October and the spring I was fifteen (i. e., 
1790) I went to Shoreham, Vermont, to live with my bro- 
ther Andrew." The probate records give the date of set- 
tlement of Samuel's estate as January 5th, 1790. Samuel 
Wright, Jr., Administrator. 

Thus one account verifies the other, and from this 
point we can trace our line back to Thomas Wright^ the 
emigrant, 103^-40, by the Wethersfield Town Records, 
Stiles "Ancient Wethersfield," and from other sources. 

Records from England give a direct lineage from 
John Wright (died 1551) to the birth of Thomas, 1610, 
and this, in connection with the records in America to 
the present time, completes our family history for a period 
covering about four hundred years. 

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IITSTOHY OF T ir K W IJ I O TI T FAMILY 



The following is a tradition that has been handed 
down in the AVright family {Thomas Wright was doubt- 
less one of the sons referred to) : 

"Once upon a time, aAvay years in the past, three 
strono- yonno- men were about to emigrate to America. 
Their old father in bidding them 'good-by' said : 'I am 
too old to go with you, but I am glad my sons can go.' 
Then he took a shillalah and cut it into three equal parts. 
or lengths, and gave one to each of his sons. 'Keep these,' 
he said, 'in remembrance of the old home. When j-^ou 
gi'ow old let each give to his oldest son, and let him give 
to his oldest son, and so on. If there be no son, give to 
oldest daughter.' " 

Mrs. Steivart of Ohio, a descendant of Thomas 
Wright and a grand-daughter of Gideon Wright, to whom 
we are indebted for this tradition, has one of these pieces 
of w^ood in her possession, of which she writes as follows : 
"When my father (son of Gideon Wright) was on a visit 
to his kin in Vermont, in the year 1852, or about that time, 
he received from his aunt, Mary Hawley, one of these 
pieces of wood. He brought it home to my grandfather, 
who would have nothing to do with it, so it was given to 
the oldest daughter, Albina ; now she is gone I have it in 
my possession. I do not know the wood, it is dark red in 
color, about one foot long and two inches in diameter. It 
has been used as a rolling pin." We do not understand 
how it happened to be handed down among the younger 
children of Samuel of Lenox, instead of the family of 
Samuel, Jr., the oldest son, but give the story as it came 
to us. 

We beg the kind indulgence of our readers, knowing 
there are many imperfections in our work, and possibly 
inaccuracies have crept in, but the records have been veri- 
fied and as far as we know are correct. We have done all 
in our power to make it interesting as well as instructive, 
and hope future generations will be benefited b}'^ our 
labors. By the Editors. 

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Chapter 1 

THE WRIGHTS IN ENGLAND 



Ahstraet from '"'■ History of the English Peofle^'' 
By John Richard Green. 

"During the period including the years between 
1485-1509, great events were transpiring in the world's 
history. It was a time of war and treason and the reign 
of King Henry VII was a stormy one. But great as were 
the issues of Henry's policy, it shrinks into insignificance 
if we turn from it to the weighty movements which were 
then stirring the minds of men. 

"The world was passing through changes more mo- 
mentous than any it had witnessed since the victory of 
Christianity and the fall of the Roman Empire. Its 
physical bounds were suddenly enlarged. The discoveries 
of Copernicus revealed to man the secret of the universe. 
Portuguese mariners doubled the Cape of Good Hope 
and anchored their fleets in the ports of India. Columbus 
crossed the ocean and added a New World to the Old. 
Sebastian Cabot, starting from the port of Bristol, 
threaded his way among the icebergs of Labrador. 

"This contact Avith new lands and new races of men 
awoke the slumbering intelligence of Europe into activ- 
ity. Books of voyages were written and widely read, and 
at the very hour when the intellectual energy of the Mid- 
dle Ages had sunk into exhaustion, the capture of Con- 
stantinople by the Turks, and the flight of its Greek 
scholars to Italy, opened to the people the science and lit- 
erature of an older world. The Greek scholars were wel- 
comed in Italy, and Florence, so long the home of free- 

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dom and art, became the home of an intellectual revival. 

"Italy's merchant ships brought manuscripts from the 
East as their most precious freight. Foreign scholars 
flocked over the Alps to learn Greek (which was the key 
to the new loiowledge) from the Florentine teachers. 
Grocyn, of Oxford College, was perhaps the first English- 
man who studied under the Greek exile, Chalcondylas, 
and on his return in 1491, delivered lectures in Oxford, 
which mark the opening of a new period in the history of 
England. 

"Physical as Avell as literary activity awoke witli the 
re-discovery of the teachers of Greece, and the continu- 
ous progress of English Science maj?^ be dated from the 
day when Linacre, another Oxford student, returned from 
the lectures of the Florentine Politan to revive the older 
tradition of medicine, by his translation of Galen. 

"The printing-press was making books the common 
property of all, and in the last thirty years of the Fif- 
teenth Century, ten thousand editions of books and pam- 
phlets are said to have been published throughout Europe. 
All the Latin authors were accessible to every student 
before the century closed. All the more valuable authors 
of Greece were published in the twenty years that fol- 
lowed." 

About the time these events w^ere transpiring, there 
was born in Brentwood, Essex, England, John Wright, 
who was the earliest known progenitor of the family 
whose history is contained in these pages. He was granted 
a baronetcy June 20th, 1509, and was thus entitled to a 
seat in Parliament. He was lord of Kelvedon Hall, 
which he purchased in 1538. He died in 1551. 

WRIGHT is a name derived from the Anglo-Saxon 
"wryhta." Like the Latin word "faber," it means a work- 
man of any kind, especially an artificer in wood or hard 
materials. 

From genealogical writings and town histories we 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT F A IVI I L Y 

have gleaned the following in reference to the family 
characteristics : 

''''The Wrights were a highly intelligent, studious 
family; supporters of religion and good order, and earn- 
est patriots in the Eevolutionary struggle." (From Hib- 
bard's History of Conn., page 261.) 

"Characteristic of the family are truth and honor. 
'I would sooner accept the word of a Wright, than to be- 
lieve most men on their oath.' Rare executive ability, a 
strong sense of justice, firmness combined with courtesy 
and affability are other traits, to which may be added 
patriotism, military ardor, and a self-sacrificing spirit. 
Length of years have been rewards for upright living, and 
the Wrights have numbered many centenarians in their 
ranks." 

It is said of one of these old men, that when he had 
reached the age of ninety years, he went out in the field 
to work with younger men, and sat down and cried when 
he found that he could not keep up with the others. 

The first Wright of whom we have any record, was 
John of Kelvedon Manor, Essex. England. He died 
1551. His second son was Rohert of the Moat House, lord 
of the Manor of Great and Little Ropers. His direct de- 
scendant was Thomas^ whom we find clerk to the Gen- 
eral Court at AVethersfield, Connecticut, in 1G43. 

Wrights of Kelvedon, County Essex, 
England 

By Wm. Gilbert^ from Wills, Registers, Visitations, Etc. 



(1) JOHN WRIGHT of Kelvedon, County Essex, Eng- 
land (Will "A"). 

Married Olive (Will "B"), who died in 1560. 

Purchased Manor of Kelvedon Hall in 1538. 
Died Oct. 5th, 1551. Buried in Kelvedon Hatch 
Church. 

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CHILDREN 

John Wright of Kelvedon Hall, married Joane 

died Oct. 10th, 1563. 
(2) Rohert Wright of Brook Hall (The Moat House), 

married Mary, dau. of Robert Green of Navestock 

Essex ; died Jan. 25th, 1587. 
John Wright of Wright's Bridge, married Alice 

Wood; died 1558. 
John Wright of Bishops Hall, Wealdside; married 

Joan Page; died 1587. 
Katherine (married Green). 
Alice (married Perkins). 
Elizabeth (married Shepherd). 

"A" The Will of John Wright of Kelvedon Arch : Essex. 
Register Thomder 117 and Register Bastwick. 
(Both copies examined.) 
In the name of God Amen ; 25 Sept, 1551. of Kelly- 
don Essex, Yoeman. Beying in bode feble and 
weak yet of pfect mynde make my will, etc. Soul 
to God. Body to be buried within the Chancell of 
Kellydon Church. To poor mens box 20/- To the 
parish of Southweld 40/- and to the ten poorest 
parishes about me 20/- each. To my loving wife 
(not named) 40 marks by the yere to be paid of 
my lands by my four sons equally — £6, 13, 4 each. 
And the best end of my house of Kelvedon Haule 
at her choice. Also to her my household stuff and 
100£, 20 kyne and a gelding. To each daughter 
(not named) £13, 6, 8. To every godchild 6/8, and 
to every godchild of my own childrens 20/-. To 
Kelydon Strete toward the reparation of the way 
£3, 6, 8. To mending the way to the Common 
£3, 6, 8. To the reparation of Geedy Hall Lane 
40/-. To my eldest son John Wright and his heirs 
Kelydon Hall, Weldsyde Knights, Hubbords 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT F A :M I I. Y 

Land with the two houses in Brentwood and 
Layndon. To Robert Wnght and his heirs, 
Ropers in Brook Street, and house meadow and 
orchard in Brook Street, Smythes land, Powres 
wherein now gladden dwelleth with Fyners, Bur- 
necks Land and Webbs. To my son called Myddle 
John I give all the land I have in Havering and 
houses and millers house and a tenement in Chil- 
derditch wherein Gibbes doth dwell. To my son 
called Young John I give Bishops Hall, Wilchins 
Pownde Mead, Welde Lyes, Bulffandes and Dich- 
ars in Ramsden Bellhouse and Trays. To John 
Wright son to my son John the younger, all my 
land in Xavestock. To John Wright son to my 
son John the elder, a tenement called Dry woods. 
To John Wright son of my son Robert^ a tene- 
ment called Argents. To every child (if any) of 
my childrens children 20/- apiece. To each serv- 
ant 6/8. 

Executors : Sons John the elder and Robert. 

Overseers: Sons, middle and .young John (note mid- 
dle John is here styled "''John Wnght of Wrights 
Bridge"). 

Witnesses: Thomas Wood, clerk (I. E. parson) Rob- 
ert Sheparde, John Symonde, and Thomas Lyt- 
man. 

Proved 21 November 1551 at Stapleford Abbotts by 
the two Executors named. (Register Bastwick 
states it was j^roved at Brentwood but agrees in 
the date.) 

"B" The Will of Olive Wright of Kelvedon. 

Original Will examined at Somerset House. London, 
by William Gilbert, on January 17th, 1910, there 
being no registered copy. 
In the Xame of God, Amen. 22 June 1560. 
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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

Olyve Wryght of the parish of Kelvedon, County 
Essex, sick of bod}^ but whole of mind. Soul to 
God. To be buried in the chancel of Kelvedon 
Church. To the reparation of that church £4. 
Ditto South Weald Church 40 3/4-. To poor £5 
at burial and £5 at the months mind. 30 3/4- a 
year for twenty years after my decease to the poor 
people of Kelvedon and South Weald equally. To 
Katryne my daughter £5. To Richard^ Thomas^ 
Reignold^ Parnell^ and Elizabeth Green 40/- each. 
To Mary Green 13/4. To Olyjfe her daughter 
20/- and to every other one of Katrynes children 
now living 6/8. To Olive ^ daughter of my son 
Robert Wright 20/-. To Katherine, Dorothy and 
Thomas Wright, his children 20/- each. To Joan 
daughter of John Wright of Kelvedon 40/- and 
to Thomas his son 20/- and to his other two chil- 
dren (not named) 6/8 each. To Olive and Dor- 
othy, daughters of John Wnght of the Bridge, 
my son last deceased, 20/- each, and to John, Rob- 
ert and Agnes his children 13/4 each. 
To Kathryne Green my daughter three chestes and 
a cupboard, etc. 

To Alice Perhyns my daughter £5, and to each of 
her children 20/-. 

To Elizabeth Shepherd my daughter £5. 
To William Oivtred 20/- and to his tAvo sons now 
living 20/- each. 

To Robert Wright my son a chest. 
To John Wright my son of Wealdsyde a pot, and 
to John Omfrey and Mary his children 40/- each 
and to Anthony and Dorothy 20/- each and to his 
two youngest children (not named) 6/8 each. 
To John Wr^ight of Kelvedon my son a table and 
to his children John, Robert and Dorothy 20/- 
each. 

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HISTORY O r T H E W R I G IT T F A M I T. Y 

To John son of Robert Wright 20/-. 

To daughter Katheri?ie, my bed. 

To Olive Combers my god-daughter 20/-. 

To Joh?i Omjrey and Mary Wright two silver 

spoons each. 

To Alice Stace, widow of Weald Church Gate 

20/-. 

Residue of goods to be distributed amongst the 

poor of Kelvedon, Weald and Navestock. 

Executors : John Wright of Wealdsyde, and John 

Green of Navestock, 20/- to each of them. 

Overseers : John Wright of Kelvedon and Robert 

Wright 10/- to each of them. 

Witnesses : Paull Spence curate of Kelvedon, John 

Chesson, Thomas Nevell. 

Duodecimo die mensis prefati (Oct 1560) pro- 

batum fuit testm Olavi Wright nuper de Kelydon 

def juram to Execator Quibus commissa fuit ad- 

ministraco, etc. Jurat ad sea dei evangelia. (Act 

Book I, folio 17.) 



(2) ROBERT WRIGHT, son of John (1) and Olive 
Wright (Will "C"). 

Married Mary, daughter of Robert Green of Nave- 
stock, Essex. 

He lived at Brook Hall (The Moat House), Brook 
St., South Weald. 

He died Jan, 25th, 1587, and was buried in South 
Weald Church. 

CHILDREN 

John Wright, died without issue. 

Robert Wright, baptized June 30th, 1542; died 
young. 

Katherine Wright, baptized March 20th, 1544. Mar- 
ried William Kent, Nov. 28th, 1565. 

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Olive Wright^ married Richard Thresher, Oct. 19th, 

1563. 
Dorothy W light, married John Hatch, May 28th, 

1566. 
(3) Thomas Wright of Brook Hall (The Moat House). 
Married Roberdye Pake. 



'C" The Will of Eohcrt Wright of Brook Street Arch : 
Essex Register Draper Folio 149. 

In the name of God Amen ; 17 January 1587. 

I, Rohert Wrighte, of Brooke Streate in the parish 
of South Wealde in the County of Essex, yoeman, 
whole of mynde, etc. Doe make my last will, etc. 
Soul to God and body to be buried within the par- 
ish church of South Wealde. 
To Ma?'y, my wife, all my lands and goods, for 
her natural life, and after her decease my son 
John Wrighte shall enter in and upon the same 
and I appoint my said son to be Executor, 
(No witnesses named.) 

Proved February 22d, 1587, by John Wrighte (Act 
Book 3, folio k). 



(3) THOMAS WEIGHT, son of Robert (2) and Mary 

Wright. 
Married Roherdye Pake, and lived in Brook Hall 

(The Moat House). 
He was buried Oct. 21st, 1617. She was buried Nov. 

17th, 1603. 

CHILDREN 

(4) John Wright of Brook Hall (The Moat House), 

baptized Sept. 13th, 1577 ; buried May 30th, 1640. 
Robert Wright, baptized Jan'y 2nd, 1570-1. Mar- 
ried Ann . 

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HISTORY O F T II E W R I (! H T F A M I L Y 

William Wright, baptized Oct. 22d, 1578. 
Matthew Wright. 

Mary Wright, baptized March 20th, 1568. 
Olive Wright, baptized Feb. 28th, 1569. 
Joane Wnght, baptized Jan. 1st, 1571-2. 
Thomazine Wright. 



<4) JOHN WRIGHT, son of Thomas (3) and Roher- 
dye Wright. 
Married Grace, daughter of Henry Glasscock, of 
High Easter Parsonage, Essex. Lived at Brook 
Hall (The Moat House) (AVill "E"). 

CHILDREN 

John Wright of the jSloat House. Married Anne 
Pigott of Devonshire. Living in 1606 (probably 
born that j^ear). 

Martha Wright, married Robert St. Hill of London. 
Died 1646. (No issue.) 

Anthony Wright, baptized Jan. 23d, 1608. Buried 
Feb. 1st, 1608, South Weald. (Also said to have 
come to Wethersfield, Conn., 1639-40.) 

Rohert Wright, baptized June 16th, 1609. 
(5) Thomas Wright, baptized November 19th, 1610. 
Came to Wethersfield, Conn., 1639-40. 

. Grace Wright, baptized Feb. 1612 ; died 1648. Un- 
married. 

Anne Wright, married John Drayton of London. 

Ignatius Wright, baptized April, 1621. Buried 
April, 1623. 



(4) John Wright of South Weald died intestate and let- 
ters of administration were granted in the Arch- 
deaconry Court, on November, 1640, to his relict, 
Grace Wright. (Act Book, folio 268.) No fur- 
ther information is obtainable. 

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"E" Abstract of Will of Grace Wright, dated July 25th, 

1653. 
Grace Wright, widow, of South Weald. 
"My eldest son John, with children, John, Anne, 

Elizabeth, Mary and Joane. 
"My second son Thomas. 
"My grand-son Thomas Wright (parentage not 

stated). 
"My daughter Anne, wife of John Drayton. 
"My brother, Ignatius Glascock^ 
Will proved 1654. PCC. (193 Alchin.) 



Glascock Wills. — Extracts from Visitation of 
Essex. By I. L. Glascock. 

Beginning with John Glascock whose son Henry 
G. died 1606, showing the position of his daughter 
Grace, who married John Wright. 

Henry Glascock, will dated 1606, leaves his 
daughter Grace £133-13-14, and mentions "John 
Wright, my god-son, my daughters son." 

Ignatius Glascock, in his will dated 1652, men- 
tions his "sister Grace Wright, widow.'''' 

Weston Glascock, in his will dated 1626, men- 
tions "brother Wright's three daughters." 

Edward Glascock, will dated 1624, mentions 
"the daughters of Grace, wife of John Wright, of 
Weald, Essex, Gent. 

Thomas Glascock of Solchester, in his will dated 
1631, mentions "brother Johii Wright and his wife." 

In 1581, "John Glascock of KoxAvell, Gent. John 
Wright of Kelvedon, Gent, and Thomas Laike of 
Waltham, Holy Cross yeoman," were the supervisors 
appointed under the will of William Glascock of 
Fifield yeoman. Dated April 6th, 1579. 

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TT T S T O R T OF T TT E AV R T O TI T F A >r I I, V 



Manor of Kopers, Brook Hall or the 
Moat House 



Brentwood is situated about nineteen miles north- 
east of London. A fine asphalt roadway leads from this 
place through a charming country of meadow and wood- 
land and connects wdth Brook Street, in South Weald. 

Brook Street is i^erhaps the oldest part of the parish ; 
it takes its name from the two little rivulets, which, rising 
in the sandy hill above, and forming a junction at its 
bottom, flow into the small river of the Inffrebourne. 




T?ROOK STREF.T WITH IN'X. 



Ill this street thei'c are many e\ idciice- of nut i(|iiity. 
'riici-e is ^^'aysi(le Inn with its uiilile end- ;iinl its ni:is-ive 
chimney stnck->. wheic many a iinlile hud ;inil hidy in 

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11 1 S T () 1! Y OF THE WRIGHT ¥ A ^F I 1. Y 

olden tiinos have rested for the nijjht when postinii' from 
the <>;reat city to their homes in eastern counties. 

There, too. are the traces of the old Lej^er Hospital, 
which was wont to throw ojx'ii its doors for the sick and 
afflicted, attracted hither by the mineral sprino-. still in 
existence, whose waters were th()n<>ht to be efficacious for 
this terrible scourge. 

There is also the Manor House, with its broad moat. 
It is evident that the old family of Wrights was then liv- 
inir in Rrook Street — doubtless in the Moat House. Thev 




DRIVKWAV AND FRONT OF IIOFSK 



held the Manors of Great and Little Eopers. The Man r 
House is still standing (1910) and is on the left side of 
the London road, going to Brentwood. The estate ex- 
tended from Brook Street to Great Warley and descended 
from Ropers to Ipgrave, in 1517: from Ipgrave to Law- 
rence; from Lawrence to Wright. It was originally called 
"Manor of Eopers" from the name of the first owner, 
Henry Ropei-. (ieutleuiau. Pursuivant to (^ueen Cather- 

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HISTORY OF THE AV R I G H T 1 A >[ i j. y 

ine of Arraaon. who let a lease of the ])hi(('. hinds and 
mill here. Constance Roper passed this away in IT) 17 to 
William Ipo-rave. 

For many generations it was owned by the Wrights; 
covering a period dating from the time of purchase by 
John Wright, before 1551, to John Wright, who sold it in 
1771, to Mr. Wheatly of London. 

While it was owned b}' the Wrights, it was called 
•'Brook Hall." It is now called the "Moat House" be- 
cause of a moat that once surrounded it. only a >iiiall pai-t 
of which is now in existence. 




FRONT OF HOl'SF. 



It is not definitely known when the liou--e wa- t)uilt. 
l)ut in the rear there is a chimney still doing >>ei'vice 
which is said to have been built in the time of King Henry 
VII— U85-1509. 

At the present time (T.»I()) a hawthoi'nc hedge, bor- 
dering th<' lawn >liuts off the \ iew of the house from the 
street. A windinii' drixcwav lead-^ from the gate to the 



II 1 s T () i; '^• 



w i; I (; 11 r v a m i l y 



front of the house, passing through the lawn, which is 
interspersed with shrubs and trees, giving the old manse 
a beautiful setting. 

The house is built of brick, painted yellow; two 
stories, with the upper overhanging the lower. Two dor- 
mer windows are in the roof, which is covered with flat 
tile. Three bay-windows adorn the front with lattice 
work between on which vines are growing. A small porch 
over the front door, supported by one pillar on each side, 
is very quaint. A very beautiful old-fashioned brass 
kntx'ker ornaments the front door. 




ROSE GARDEN, FROM WINDOW ON LANDING. 



The hall is narrow, long and dark. The walls are 
finished with ancient square oak panels, the dark coloring 
of which is very rich in appearance. The stairway at the 
right side of the hall has a landing with window looking 
out on a fine old rose garden. 

From the landing the stairs divide going either way 
to the rooms above. Tn many of these upper rooms the 

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TI T S T O R Y O F T TI E AV R I G II T F A :>! I I. Y 

old oak beams may be seen which were used for the frame- 
work of the house when orioinally built. At the rijrht 
of the hall is the library, with fjreat blaek oak beams, fur- 
rowed with age; an open fire-place has been recently 
added to the room to correspond with the ancient beams. 
Just back of the library are the two kitchens, wiiich 
appear to be very ancient, with a large open fiiu'-placc and 
brick oven, foj-morlv used for cook'inir- 




CORNER OF LIBRARY. 

Opposite the library is a drawing room, and beyond 
this a large dining-room extending the width of the 
house: it is said to be paneled with oak beanie uii<lcrnc:ith 
the plaster. At the rear end of this room ca-^ciiu'nt w in- 
clows open into a conserxatory. from whicli there i- an 
entrance into the garden. The garden is very clianning 
with its gravel walks, rose bushes, flower IxmIs. -iirub- and 
irraceful trees. 



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HIST O R Y O V THE WRIGHT F A M I I. Y 




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HOT-IIOUSi:S AND CAROKN. 

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11 1 S T U K Y O r T II E W U 1 (; 11 T 1' A .M 1 1. V 

There are a iiuinber of hot-houses where t;)iiiat()es, 
_<>ra[)es and other fruits are ii'rowii. 'I'wo teiiaiit-iioiises 
and a stahh'. all of ancient a])|)earance. are also in iln- I'car 
of the house. 

The ])ortion of the moat remaining is sitiuited ;i short 
distance from the rear of the house and this bit is ver\- 
pictures(|ue, with the reflecticjn of the trees and sky on 
the surface of its water. This house with its moat and 




PART OF MOAT BATK OF HOUSE. 



di'a w-hridii'e was evidently ;i st I'oniihold. wiien men went 
out clad in ai'uioi" aiul armc(l with ci'oss-hows and baltle- 
a.\(-s. There is said to he a written history or -tory ahoiU 
tlie old .Moat House in Enijiand. hut it is not olitaiuahle 
at present. 

St. Peter's Churcli. where many of the W'riahl fam- 
ily were hapti/ecl and buried. i> a liltle over mic mile 
from lirook Street. The couiUry aloui:" the roadside is 
charmiiii;'. This chui'ch. in center (d' the old cemi-tcry. is 

:{1 



II I S T () I! V C) F T II K W I! 1 (i II T 1' A .M I L ^• 




ST. PKTKR'S ClU'liClI. 




ALTAR IN ST. PETER'S CHURCH. 

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II I S T () R Y O K T M K ^^' K I (i II T F A M I I. Y 











NOUMAN DOOR. 



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II 1 s r () i; V (t F r ii k w u i <; ii t f a m i l y 



a lim- hiiildiuii-. of Hint and cobble-stone, with crimson 
r:iiul)lcrs o-rowino- oxer it. The church had become so 
dihipidated that most of it had to be taken down and 
i-ebnih. but fortunately the massive embattled tower of 
Kentish ragstone, built about 1505, was left just as it was 
erected. Probably no other P^ssex Church, so far removed 
from the sea, has a rajj-stone tower. 

The south door, also unchano-ed, is Norman, with l)old 
zi<i--/aii- m()iddin<>-s on its arch and columns, foliated caj^- 




ST. MARY'S crintcH. 

itals, and chequered tympanums. Its iron work is old 
and curious. The south ])orch is of timber. There is 
also a restored timber lych-ijate. There is a new screen 
of excellent workmanship. The carved stone font is 
dated IGGS. 

The altar and the ivst of the church is new; the 
l)h()to is of the present altar. Only one grave-stone of 
the "Wriii-hts was left in the church, those of John and 
Itobert lia\in<r been removed when the church was vv- 
modeliMl. Some of the piei's of (he old structure also 
remain. 



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II I S T O R Y OF T H E AV RIGHT F A M I 1. Y 

8t. ]SIarv*.s C'liuivli at Kelvedon is about three miles 
distant from South Weald, and in this eluirch John 
Wright and his wife Olive lie buried. They have monu- 
ments of brass erected to their memory. The Wrights of 
South Weald were descended from the Wrights of Kelve- 
don Hatch. Three members of this family settled very 
early in Weald. "'AVrights Bridge" across the Ingre- 
bourne, was named after one of them who formerly lived 
in that part of the parish. 

South AVeald is very much indebted to this family of 
Wrights. In l.")8<) John Wright gave a rent charge of 
£•2 for the repairs of the church, and again in l<)()-2 an- 
other John Wright, or i)erhai)s the same, bequeathed to 
the ])arish a house in Ilalstead. the rent of which is dis- 
ti'ilnited by tlie church wardens in bread. At a still later 
date (1754), Sarah ^^'right gave a sum of money, uow 
invested in consids. for the industrious poor of the chui'cli. 
It is said that the church today is receiving rentals from 
the bequest of John AVright of Brook Street. 



1151718 



1 1 1 S T () n y OF THE \\' I{ I G H T F A M I T. Y 



Chapter II 

THE WRIGHTS IN AMERICA 



Abstract from "Ilistorii of the United States,'" 
l)j/ John Fiske. 

In the course of the year 1G36 the beo-inninii-s of 
(\)iiiiecticiit were made. The Dutch had already founded 
tlu' colony which afterward became New York, and they 
hiid claim to all the territory as far east as the Connecticut 
Kixcr. In the summer of 1033 the Dutch built a fort 
about where Hartford now stands, and that summer some 
Pilo-rims from Plymouth went up the river in a small 
ship with the frame of a wooden house aboard. As they 
ai)i)roached the fort at Hartford, the Dutch told them to 
turn back or they would be fired upon; but the Pilgrims 
kept on and the Dutch did not fire. The Pilgrims set up 
their house on the site of Windsor and began trading with 
the Indians. During the year 1G3G. twenty vessels came 
from England to Massachusetts, bringing three thousand 
settlers. 

There was plenty of room near Boston for all, if they 
had been able to agree on questions of government, but 
many peoi)le thought the clergy were getting too much 
power, and disapproved the policy of allowing none but 
the church members to vote. These feelings were espe- 
cially strong in Dorchester, AVatertown and Cambridge 
(Newton). 

Thomas Hooker, pastor at Cambridge, believed that 
the whole people ought to be governed by the whole \)QV)- 
ple, while Winthrop believed the whole jDeople ought to 

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.HISTORY or THE AV R I G H T F A >[ ] I, V 

be governed l\v a part of the people. We do not hear of 
any bitter quarrel between the people who thought like 
Winthrop and those who thought like Hooker. "\Miat 
hapi)ened was that in 1636 a great part of the congrega- 
tion of Cambridge. AVatertown and Dorchester journeyed 
to the Connecticut Valley, where the Cambridge people, 
led b}' Hooker, founded Hartford: the Dorchester people 
settled Windsor, and those from Watertown settled Weth- 
ersfield. 

On page 7. Vol. 1 of Printed Colonial Eecords of 
Connecticut, is the following: **It is ordered that the 
plantac'on nowe called Xewtowne, shal be called c^ namerl 
by the name of Harteford towne: likewise the plantac'on 
nowe called Watertowne shal be called c^ named Wythers- 
field.'' This was at a uieeting held February '21st, 1636 
(old style). 

Abstract from "IIoUi:^ters History of Connecticut,^'' 
Volume First. 

The whole of the next year the Watertown settlers 
in little parties of a few families continued to make addi- 
tions to the gallant little company of pioneers at AYethers- 
held. 

Of all the towns belonging to Connecticut. Wethers- 
field seems from the first to have been most involved in 
difficulties, civil and ecclesiastical. The settlement had 
been commenced by a liigh-si:)irited and very excitable 
people, impatient of control, delighting in the most daring 
enterprises and stimulated rather than alarmed at (lie 
dangers that beset them. This restlessness of the citizens 
of Wethersfield was attributable, among other causes, to 
the fact that they left Massachusetts without a clcrgyiuaM 
to lead them. 

Her people had hd't Mr. Phillips behiiul them in 
Watertown. and in the liuriv to emigrate they forgot 
their dix'ipliiu'. and for a while broke their ranks in the 



n ] .s T on \ o F T II E w K I c; n t f a m i i. y ■ 

eatrer pursuit of treasures so dazzling" to the eye. Hence 
the unhappy troubles and strifes during the first few years 
after they established themselves. Then a division oc- 
curred and some of the settlers with their families re- 
moved to Stamford. 

Among the principal gentlemen of Wethersfield who 
remained, or soon after arrived (1640), were the names: 
AVelles, Wyllys, Talcott, Goodrich, Hallister, Wright, 
Kimberly, Kill)ourn, Hale. Treat, Belden, Denning, 
Smith and Bacon. 

Most of the proprietors owned land on the eastern 
bank of the Connecticut, in that part of the town now 
embraced within the boundaries of Glastonbury, and sev- 
eral of them built upon these estates and removed there 
long before the incorporation of the last named town in 
1690. Almost all of these families intermarried before 
1700, and from their blood lunc s|)rung many of the 
brightest ornaments of Connecticut. 

It has been thought by many people Avho have had 
little oi^portunity to form correct estimates of the peo- 
ple of Connecticut, that they sprung from a low and vul- 
gar parentage. The want of monuments over the graves 
of most of them; the humble houses that they dwelt in; 
the plain clothing they wore, and strange to tell, the fact 
that they almost all labored with their hands, have been 
seized upon as so many marks that they came from the 
undistinguishable crowd of p]nglish peasantry, whose 
fathers from age to age had been the lowest subjects of 
feudal villeiny. 

Never was a conclusion more hastily formed or sup- 
ported by so few facts. The early planters of Connecticut 
were neither serfs nor the sons of serfs. So far from this 
Avere many of them that they could trace their descent 
backward through the line of the Knights and Gentle- 
men of England, by means of the Heralds' visitations, 
]'arish I'ecoi-ds and County genealogies, to say nothing of 

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11 I S T O H Y OF T 11 E W R I (i 11 T F A M I L Y 

family pedigrees that were often transmitted from gener- 
ation to generation, particularly in the line of eldest sons, 
to a remote day, and some of them to that wavering hori- 
zon where history loses itself in fal>le. 

From actual examination it appears that more than 
four-fifths of the early landed proprietors of Hartford, 
Wethersfield and Windsor, belonged to families that had 
Arms granted to them in Great Britain. 



THOMAS WRIGHT 

/infracts from ^''Ancient Wefhersfel/P hy Henn/ M. Stiles. 

Thomas Wright^ P^sq.. was horn in P]ngland. Novem- 
ber 19th, 1610. He came first probably to Watertown, 
Massachusetts. Was of the Massachusetts Court of As- 
sistants before the Colonial Government was established 
in Boston, and removed to Wethersfield, Conn., probably 
about 1639, He w^as recognized as a man of influence and 
high standing. He was deputy to the General Court of 
Connecticut, 1643; Selectman, 1658; Commissioner on 
Town Lines, etc. He was made freeman May 11th, 1654, 
and his name is on the 1669 list as freeman. He and 
Enoch Buck were Constables in 1668-9, and he was on 
court jury at Hartford the same year. He also seems to 
have been prominent in the church fight, which led many 
to remove to Hadley, Mass. 

He had one homestead, three and one-half acres, west 
side of High Street, on which his house was liuilt, proli- 
al)ly bcf'oi-c IC).')!). IJobcrt Abbott, iiortli. and Sniiiucl 
Clark, south. A house, lot of thr(H' acres, is i-ecorded to 
him in Wethersfield Dec. 11th, 1640. Another homestead 
received, 1654; a house, barn and five acres of land. I)ought 
of Samuel Hale, on west side of Back Street, between 
Luke Hitchcock, north, and land belonging to ^latthew 
Griswold. south. Tie bought the liichard Belden lot of 
twenty and one-half acres in west field in l<">5f. He be- 



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HIST () I{ Y O F T H E W K I O II T V A M I L Y 



came, by purchase, the owner of a hirge part of the Great 
Ishind, thereafter known as Wright's Island, and which 
he mostly gave to his sons Thomas and James, who 
bought other parcels of the island. 



WRIGHT'S ISLAND 

Extrdct from ^'Ancient Wefhersfield'' hy Henry M. Stiles. 

Wright's Island. al)()ut six or seven miles below Hart- 
ford, lay a little north of an east and west line drawn 
through AVethersfield. 

Thomas Wright was given a grant of land which took 
in a part of the island, and he increased his part of it by 
pui chase. He gave this to his sons Thomas and James. 
The hitter increased his part of it by purchase, and left 
most of it to his son James, w-ho acquired nearly all of it 
and built a house there in 1711. He had a ferry of his 
own, and a dock was built near the north end of the island. 

There was a noted fishing place there for salmon and 
shad. 

As time went on, the stream east of the island filled 
up, and a division of its bed was made b}^ arbitration be- 
tween James Wright and adjacent owners. About 17S0- 
90, what was known as the island was set oif from Weth- 
ersfield to Glastonbury, which had been made a town in 
1696. The river began to wear away the upper i^irt of 
the island and continued to do so until the dock finally 
appeared on the other side of the river, and the Wright 
living there at that time went and claimed the land about 
it as his own, and received it, too. At the present time 
the river flows over what was the island. The house was 
removed to Glastonbury, and is now occupied. '"A ten- 
thousand dollar farm gone into the river!" 

The island was called by the Indians "Mannahan- 
nock" ("Great Laughing Place'"). The Indians used to 
nio(>t (liere and have games and wrestlings. 

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!T I S r O R Y O F T PI E V' RIGHT F A M I I, V 



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H I S 'r O I? Y OF THE WRIGHT F A T\r I T. Y 

(:>) THOMAS WRKrllT (Inimio-rant). son of John 
(4) and Grace Wright. 

Born November 19th, 1610, in the Moat House, Es- 
sex England. 

Married in Enghuid. She died time and phice 

unknown. 

Died in 1670. in Wethersfield, Conn. (Will "F"). 

CHILDREN 

Thomas Wi-ighf, married Elizabetli Chittenden, 
June 16th, 1657. He died August 23rd, 1683. 
(6) Samuel Wright (Ensign), born al)ont 1634; died 
Feb. 13th, 1690, age 56. 

James Wright^ was living in 1700-1. 

Joseph Wright, born 1639; died Dec. 17th, 1714, 
aged 75. 

I^ydia Wright, married Joseph Smith. 

All born in England. 

Thomas (5) married, second. May 2nd, 1647, Mar- 
garet Elson, widow of John Elson, who had been 
killed by the Indians in the Wethersfield massacre, 
1637. There was no issue by the second marriage. 
(AVill'-G.") 

"F"" Will of Thomas Wi-ight, Emigrant. Inventory. 
£101-15/. 

Taken Apr 29th, 1670. by James Treat— Samuel 
Boreman — John Ryley. 

The last will and testament of Thomas AVright, Sen. 
of Wethersfield, is as followeth : 

I do give unto my dear wife, Margeret, after my 
decease, all the provisions (that are for meat and 
drink) now in my possession, also the use of such 
movables as she shall think needful for her use 
during her life. My will is that the Division that 
I have formerly made of my land unto my sonnes 
shall stand firm, onlj^ in yt my will I give unto 

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H I S T O n Y OF THE AV R I G II T F A :M I L Y 

my sonn Sain'l but halfe my six acre Lott in ye 
meado\v, together with foure Acres in ye swamp, 
which he now enjoj^s, all which is in consideration 
of five Acres of Land which I had purposed to 
have given him upon the Island. 
I doe give unto my sonn Joseph, halfe my six Acre 
Lott in ye meadow, that is to say, the north side 
of ye Lott. My will is that after all my debts are 
paid out of my estate, there shall be an equal divi- 
sion made of ye remainder amongst my children. 
I doe alsoe make my sonn Thomas sole Executor 
of yt my will, and doe desire my Loving ffriend, 
Sam'l Hale, SenV to be helpful to him herein. 

Thomas also gave to his wife Margeret, "All the 
linen that I have in my possesion that was of her 
own spinning." 

Margeret is said to have been l)efore her mar- 
riage to Elson, the wife of, possibl}^, Hugh Hilliard, 
or Hillier, by v.hom she had three children. Ben, Job 
and John. She died 1670-1. 

'G'' Her will dated January 19th. 1G70-1, mentions her 
grand-son William, son of Job Hillier, dec'd, ^lar- 
geret Woustan and Sarah Holamouth. dau's of 
her son Benjamin Hillier, and the wife of her son 
Thomas Wright. (She gives her towe [tow] and 
if that was not enough for her labor of love, her 
executors were to give more.) Inventory of Ikm- 
estate, £82-19/8. 



(6) SAMUEL WRIGHT. '-Ensign," son of Thomas (."i) 

and Wright. 

r>orn in England about 1634: died Feb. VMh. 1690, 
in Wethersfield, Conn. 



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HISTORY OF T H K W R I O TI T F A :M I I. Y 

Married ^Ini'll-. dau, of Dea. Richard Butler, Sept. 

29th, 1659. She was born 1635, and died Sept. 

12th, 1689. 
Made freeman, 1657. Selectman, 1670-1. 
Inventory of Estate taken Feb. 27th, 1689-90, 

£1082-'9s. 

CHILDREX 

(7) Samuel Wright (Sergeant), born 1660; died Oct. 
12th, 1734. 

Mary Wright^ born . Married Daniel Board- 
man June 8th, 1683 ; married, 2nd, James Treat. 

Hannah Wright, born 1662 ; died Feb. 25th, 1745-6, 
aged 83. 

Sarah Wright. 

Mahel Wright. 

David Wright, born July 12th, 1677-8, 

Eunice Wright, born Feb. 10th, 1681. 

All born in Wethersfield, Conn. 

Sarah, Mabel and Eunice are not mentioned in their 
father's Avill. 



(7) SAMUEL WRIGHT ("Sergeant''), son of Samuel 
(6) and Mary Wright (Will "H"). 

Born 1660: died Oct. 12th, 1734, in Wethersfield, 
Conn., in 75th yr. 

Married (first) Rebecca, dau of Moses Crafts, May 
12th, 1686. She died March 14th, 1711. Married 
(second) Abigail, widow of Samuel Walker of 
Stratford, Eng., Aug. 1st, 1723. She died Jan 1st, 
1740. No issue. 

CHILDREN 

Mabel Wright, born Jan. 16th, 1687. Married Jo- 
siah Belding, May 1st, 1707; died Oct. 11th, 1767. 

Sarah Wright, born March 5th, 1688; died Sept. 
18th, 1688. 

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HISTORY OF THE W V, I U II T F A :M I L ^' 

Mary Wright, lx)rn Dec. 13th, IGSO; married Jj.hu 
Stanley. 

Rehecca ^¥right, born 1G91 ; died 11 days old. 
S) Samuel Wright, born Jan. fith, 1692-3; died at sea, 
June 6th, 1732. 

Grafts Wright, born Dec. 19th, 1694 ; died young. 

Ehenezer Wright, born Nov. 2nd, 1696. 

Rehecca Wright, born Sept. 1st, 1698. 

Josiah Wright, born Jan. 16th, 1700. 

Abigail Wright, born Feb. 16th, 1702. Married Jo- 
seph Miller; he died May 13th, 1747. She mar- 
ried (second) Ezekiel Fosdick. 

Timothy Wright, born Feb. 13th, 1704. 

/Sarah Wright, born April 25th, 1706. Married Jo- 
seph Flowers, Oct. 25th, 1727. Their ninth child. 
Timothy, married Clarissa Phillips, 1800. They 
had 11 children and lived in West Rupert, Vt. 

Stephen Wright, born Sept. 30th, 1708. Married 
Esther Doolittle. 



"H" Will of Samuel Wright (7), "Sergeant," Wethers- 
field, Conn. 
Died Oct. 12th, 1734; wife, Abigail; is in part : 
"I give to Samuel Wright, the eldest son of my son 
Samuel Wright, lately deceased, the northeast 
part of my home lott. 

"I give to Moses Wright, the youngest son of my 
son Samuel AVright the other part of my house 
lott. etc. 

"Gives to son Ehenezer; to son Thomas; to son 
Timothy; to dau. Mary Stanley; to dan Abigail 
Miller; to children of son Crafts; viz., Calhj and 
Martha; to son Stephen; to dau Mabel Bclding: 
to dau Sarah Floioer; and to widow Abigail . 
Inventory, £1845-12-10. 
Samuel (7) was Constable, 1691. Selectumn, 1704. 

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II I S T O K Y O r r II E ^\' R I f! II T TAMIL Y 

(8) SAMUEL WI^KrllT ("C^iptaiir'), son of Samuel 

(7) and Rebecca C. AVright. 
Born Jan. 6th, 1692-3, in Wethersfielcl, Conn. : died 

June 6th, 1732. 
Married Ahif/ail, dan of Jt)nathan Goodrich, Jan. 

18th, 1718. Abigail was born Xov. 29th, 1694: 

died July 10th, 1777, in Lenox, Mass. Residence. 

Wethersfield, Conn. 

CHILDREN 

(9) Samuel Wright, born May 28th, 1722, in Wethers- 

field, Conn. ; died Oct. 1789, in Lenox, Mass. 
Abigail WHght, born March 11th, 1724. 
Rebecca Wright^ born Sept. 7th, 1726: died May 

13th, 1813: unmarried, aged 86 (Will "I"). 
Lucy Wright, born Jan. 26th, 1729. 
Jloses Wright, born July 3rd, 1731 ; died Dec. 20th, 

1822 ; aged 90. 



Samuel Wright (8), the sea-captain, was born in 
Wethersfield, Conn., Jan. 6th, 1692-3, and died at sea 
June 6-7th, 1732. His home was in Wethersfield, Conn. 
He was captain and part owner of a sloop running be- 
tween New London (or Rocky Hill), Conn., and Barba- 
does, West Indies. The following description of Rocky 
Hill at this period, is from "Stiles Ancient Wethersfield,'" 
Vol. II, page 903 : 

"It would be difficult for the residents of the present 
Rocky Hill village to realize what a scene of bustling 
activity old Stepney Landing presented during the period 
of its commercial prosperity. There were eight or nine 
stores about the landing, whose owners were owners of 
vessels being built in the adjoining shij^yard, or taking 
in goods, or unloading at the docks. 

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HISTORY () V T H E \\^ RIG H T F A M T T. Y 

'"These stores all dealt in so-called West India goods 
—rum, brandy, wines, sugars, teas, molasses, salt, sea- 
coal, etc.; and all imported directly. Among their ex- 
poils were : horses, cattle, hogs, hay, hoop-poles, barrel- 
staves, salted beef, pork and fish, potatoes, onions, etc." 

In 1730, Nathaniel Stillman and Samuel AVright, Jr., 
are mentioned as each part owner of a sloop. 

From the diary of Joshua Hempstead, of New Lon- 
don, Conn., covering a period of 47 years, September, 
1711, to November, 1758: 

"June 1st, Thursday, Fair. 

"June the 7th, Wednesday, Received a letter from my 

son Stephen, by Captain from Barbadoes. Samuel 

Wright who Avas belonging to Wethersfield, brought 

in dead, June 6th, 1732.'' 

He is mentioned in his father's will, made April 8th, 
1734. as having lately died. His inventory was taken 
Juno 28th, 1732, by Daniel Wright and Jonathan Belding, 
iuid administration Avas granted the widow the day be- 
fore. 

Inventory of movable estate, £1573-16/05d. 

Remaining for distribution, £1434-1 l/03d. 

For the widow, £478-03/09d. 

For Samuel, oldest son, £318-15/10d. 

To the remaining children, each, £159-07/lld. 

His inventory included : ''mm, sugar, and negro and 
Indian slaves." 

Before the 13th of August, 1741, the widow had 
changed her condition by becoming the wife of Noadiah 
Dickinson, made her exhibit and Noahdiah moved the 
court that her right of dowry might be set out to her. 
Moses Wright, the youngest son, was then aged ten years. 
and Samuel, the oldest son, nineteen years old. Samuel 
chose Jonathan Goodrich as his guardian ; Moses and Re- 
becca, aged fourteen, chose their step-father Dickinson as 

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U T S T O If Y O F T IT K W R 1 O H T F A 'M I I. '^ 

their guardian, and went Avith their mother, to live in 
Goshen. Conn. We have no further record of the daugh- 
ters, Abigail and Luc3\ Noadiah Dickinson died in 1745. 

Probate records, Manwaring's digest. Inventory of 
estate of Xoahdiah Dickinson, £2200-9/03d. Taken July 
11th, 1745. Administration to widow Abigail, who gave 
bond with Samuel Wright, in £800 old tenor. 

March 4th, 1746, Benoni Hills of Goshen was inter- 
rogated before the court with respect to withholding and 
concealing some of the movable estate of Noahdiah Dick- 
inson. 

April 5th, 1748, widow Abigail moves her dowry of 
real estate be set out to her. One third of the real estate 
was then set out to her. Mrs. Abigail Wright Dickinson 
afterwards removed to Lenox, Mass., with her son Samuel 
and daughter, Miss Rebecca Wright. She died there and 
the grave-stone, which is still standing, has this record : 

"This Monument is erected 
by Miss Rebecca Wright, 

in memory of 

J/rs'. Abigail Dickinson^ 

Her Mother. 

July 10th, 1777." 



The different versions of the tradition of the sea cap- 
tain, which have been handed down in our family, are as 
follows : 

First — In the Ohio record: 

"The fifth generation was a sea captain, the oldest of 
the family. (Proof : The retaining of the bed-staff.) He 
died at sea ; Avas brought to New London, Conn., and 
buried. He had five children, two sons and three daugh- 
ters. His name was Samuel^ 

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H I S T O R Y (' F THE M' R I O H T F A M I I. Y 

Second — In the family of Andre iv Wiight, son of 
Samuel (9) : 

''^Andrew was a son or grand-son of Samuel^ the sea 
captain who died at sea." 

Third — In the family of Joseph Wright, son of Sam- 
uel (9) : 

"His (Joseph's) grandfather was captain of a vessel 
at sea, and they have a tradition that he Avas lost at sea 
in a storm, and the night he was lost his wife had a vision 
or dream ; she saw him and he was sailing very fast. They 
lived in a sea-shore town in Connecticut." 

Fourth — In the family of Gideon Wi'ight, son of 
Samuel (9) : 

Thev have a tradition that Samuel was born at sea. 



The will of Rebecca Wright, daughter of Samuel 
(8) saj's in part : 

*'Now residing in the family of Mr. Samuel Wright, 
of Stockbridge'" (probably her nephew). 
Gives tomb-stone to herself and mother, Abigail 
Dickinson; commands that her real estate in 
"Wethersfield be sold to pay her debts, the remain- 
der to be divided between LA'dia Wright, Rebecca 
Wright, Polly Wright, Daniel Ives Wright, and 
Josiah Wright. (These are the names of her 
nephews' children.) Orders that Samuel be dis- 
charged from paying a note owing her by him, 
and gives to him a silver spoon, for life, and after 
to his son Daniel Ives Wright, etc." 

The inscription on her grave-stone in Lenox reads : 
"In memory of Miss Rehecca Wiight, 
AMio died May 13th, 1813. Aged 8G." 

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IflSTOIIY OF THE W K IP II T FAMILY 

MOSES ^Y RIGHT, son of Samuel (8) and Abigail 
Goodrich Wright. 

Born July 3rd. 1731; died Dec. 20th, 1822: aged 90 
years. 

Married ThanhfuU daughter of Nathaniel Norton of 
Suffield, Conn.', Oct. 14th, 1760. They went to Cole- 
brook. Conn., about 1769; later removed to Che- 
nango Co., New York. In the South Cemetery in 
Colebrook, is this record: 

"Deacon Moses Wright, died Dec. 20th, 1822 : 

aged 90. 
"Thankful, wife of Moses, died Aug. 18th, 

1821 ; aged 79." 

CHILDREN 

Thanhful Wright, married Luke Roberts. 

Abigail Wright, married Joseph Cook. 

Norton Wright, baptized 1761 ; married Lucy Ban- 
ning (had 8 children). 

Moses Wright, Jr., baptized Dec. 3rd, 1767; married 
Anna, daughter of Eben Garnsey. She died. 

Mary Wright, married John Walcott. 

Rebecca Wright, baj^tized Aug. 9th, 1773. 

Lucy Wright, baptized Sept., 1774. 

Vashti Wright, baptized March 10th, 1778; married 
Newell Hayden. 

Jerusha Wright, baptized Oct. 1st, 1780; married 
David Collins. 

Alvin Wright, married Polly Northawa3^ 
away. 

Louise Wright, married Warren Hayes. 
Clarissa Wright. 



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TI I S T O R Y () V THE W 11 I G IT T V A 7>f I I. Y 

MOSES WEIGHT, Jr., son of Moses, Sr., and 
Thankful Wright. 

Born Dec. 3rd, 1767: died July 11th, 1852, in Eagle- 
ville, Ohio. 

Married Esther Hurd, Feb. 1-tth, 1804. They re- 
moved to Eagleville. Ohio, about 1807 or 1808. 



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Chapter 111 



SAMUEL WRIGHT (9) OF WETHERSFIELD AND 
GOSHEX, CONX., AXD LEXOX, MASS. 

From this point in our history, we take the family of 
Samuel Wright (9), tracing all his descendants, as far as 
we have been able to find them, from generation to gen- 
eration down to the present time. 

There are some unavoidable omissions, and mistakes 
may be found in names and dates; but we have put in 
statistics just as they were sent to us and we would be glad 
of corrections from those who may have records Avhich 
are reliable. 

We have used abbreviations as follows : "b"' for 
births; "m" for married; "'d" for died. In numbering, 
we have given numbers only to those having issue, or a 
war record, and have shown relationship between father 
and son or daughter, in the headings of families. 

Where there is little known about a person, that little 
is stated with the record of birth, and the person is not 
mentioned again. A complete index, giving every name in 
the book will be found at the end of the book. 



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ri I s T o r. Y o F T II K yy k i g ii t f a :m i l y 

SAMUEL WEIGHT (9), OF LENOX, MASS. 

(9) ^SAMUEL WRIGHT, son of Samuel (8) and Abi- 
gail Wright. 

Born May 28th, 1722, in Wethersfield, Conn.: died 
Oct., 1789, in Lenox, Mass. 

Married Marj/, about 1747-8. She died Aug. 18th. 
1767: no age given. 

Samuel married (second) Mehitahle . before 

1769. 

Residence, Lenox, Mass. 

Children of Samuel (9) and Mary Wright were: 

(10) Samuel WHght, b. Jan. 1749: d. Sept. loth, 1811. in 

sixty-sixth year. 

ThanA'fid Wright, m. Andrew Loomis of Egreniont. 
Massachusetts. 

Josiah Wright, b. Apr. 1st, 1753: d. May 29th. 1776. 
in 21:th year. 

Ozias W/'ight, h. Sept. 1st, 1754: d. young. 

Ahigail Wright^ b. Jan. 8th, 1757: m. John Light- 
body, Philiptown, Xew York. 

Ozias Wright, b. Feb. 18th, 1759; d. Sept. 20th, 
1778. in 19th year. 

Jonathan Wright, b. May 2nd, 1761: d. Mar. 20th. 
1778, in 17th j^ear. 

(11) Andrew WHght, b. Mar. 11th, 1763; d. Mar. 8th, 

1833 ; aged 70 years. 

(12) Ebenezer Wright, b. Apr. 29th. 1765: d. Jan. 4th. 

1845 ; aged 80 years. 
Children of Samuel (9) and Mehitable Wright were : 

(13) Joseph Wright, b. Dec. 17th, 1769: d. Jan. 24th. 

1851, in 81st year. 

{IZa.) Mart/ Aurelia Wright, b. May 7th, 1772: m. 

Hawley, living in 1865. 

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TIISTOHV OV THE W K I O TI T FAMILY 



(U) Gideon Wright, b. Apr. 17th, 1775: d. Aug., 1862; 

aged 87 years. 
Josiah Wright, b. Aug. ind, 1780; d. after 1866; m. 

; no issue. 

Lenox, Mass., was settled about 1750, but was not 
organized as a town until 1767. Samuel Wright (9) was 
elected the first Town Clerk and Samuel, Jr., (10) tyth- 
ing man. Samuel (9) assisted in the organization of the 
town. He was a prominent man in the town, and prob- 
ably served in the Army of the Revolution. Estate set- 
tled by son Samuel, Jr., Administrator, Jan. 5th, 1790. 
Inventory, £107. Debts, £54. Samuel's charges as Ad- 
ministrator, £7. (Pittsfield, Mass., Probate Register No. 
1441.) 

His widoAV, Mehitahlc, (sons) J one ph. Wright, ^1^?- 
di-eu-' and Ehenezer of Shoreham, Vt. ; Andrew Loomis of 
Egremont and Thankful, his wife; John Lightbody of 
Philiptown, state of New York, and Abigail, his wife, 
quit-claim to Samuel Wright of Stockbridge, all their 
interest in a tract of land in Lenox, being all the land 
that Samuel (9) owned in Lenox; deed dated Feb. 9th, 
1791. 

We have been unable to find a record of his marriage 

to Mary , or of the births of the two oldest children, 

Samuel and Thankful, and have taken the date of Samuel, 
J r.\H birth fi'om the record of death minus his age at that 
time, as it appears on his grave-stone in Lenox. 

Samuel (9) appears to have removed to Goshen, 
Litchfield Co., Conn., after the births of these tAvo chil- 
dren, and records in that town give the births of five 
more, viz.: Josiah, Ozias, Abigail, Ozias 2nd and An- 
drew. Three of these births are also recorded in Lenox, 
Mass., to Avhich town he removed before 1766, as his first 
deed was recorded that year, and has in it "formerly of 
Goshen, Conn." 



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TT T S T () n ^' OF THE WRIGHT TAMIL Y 

Some have thought that Samuel (9) went away from 
Lenox for a time (perhaps to live with his son Samuel, 
Jr., in Stockbridge), afterwards retnrning to Lenox, 
where he died in 1789. 

In the Dwight Collection, Vol. LL, page 30, appears 
this item pertaining to Samuel Wright of Lenox: 

'•Boston. June 10th, 1773. 
"Rec'd of Elijah Williams Esq. thirty three pounds 
two shillings in full for Execution against the following 
persons: John Holmes, Sheffield, Daniel Taylor, New 
jMarlborough and Sam Wright of Lenox. 
"By the hands of Mark Hopkins 

"for the Treasurer, 
£33 :2 "HARRISON GRAY, JR.*' 

Said receipt is endorsed in the handwriting of Elijah 
Williams, as follows: 

"Provincial Trears Rec't for Bushes (sic) Money." 

Mr. Dwight adds: "Undoubtedly Wright was a local 
constable (collector of taxes). My collection of papers 
indicate that these Berkshire County constables did not 
pay the Provincial Treasurer at Boston until after the 
account was put in the hands of High Sheriff (Colonel 
Williams). In these days (1773) cash was a scarce arti- 
cle ; not only with the masses, but with the classes, as well : 
the latter collected from the former by force, and these 
constables held onto the cash until these 'Executions' Avere 
put in the hands of Williams.'" 

THE CHILDREN OF SAMUEL WRIGHT (9). 

(10) SAMUEL WRIGHT, son of Samuel (9) and Mary 
Wright. 
Born Jan., 1749; died Sept. loth, 1814, in GGth year. 

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HISTORY or THE AV R I G II T FAMILY 



Married Lijdia Ives, Feb. 27tli, 1775, of Wallingford, 
Conn. Lydia Ives Wright died May 30th, 1810, in 
her 56th year. 

Residence. Stockbridge and Lenox, Mass. 

CHILDREN 

Mary Wright, b. Feb. 9th, 177G; d. Oct. 16th, 1787; 

aged 12 years. 
Samuel Wright, b. Apr. 17th, 1781. 
Ozias Wright, b. Jan. 28th, 1784. 
Lydia Wright, b. Apr. 7th, 1788. 
Rehekah Wright, b. Oct. 13th, 1790. 
Polly Wright, b. May. 29th, 1793. 
Daniel Ives W light, b. Jan. 15th, 1796. 
Josiah Wright, b. Jan. 2d, 1799. 



''MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIEPvS OF THE 
REVOLUTION." 

^''Wright, Samuel. Lee (also given Stockbridge). 
List of men raised to serve in the Con. Army from Capt. 
Jesse Bradley's Co. Residence Lee. engaged for town of 
Lee; joined Capt. Stories Co; Col. Brewer's regt ; term 
three years, also, list of men mustered between Jan 20th, 
1777 to June 1st, 1778, by Truman Wheeler, Muster Mas- 
ter for Berkshire Co; reported rec'd State bounty, also. 
Private, Capt. John Williams' Co; Col. Ebenezer Sprout's 
reg't : Continental Army pay acc't, for service from June 
2nd, 1777 to Dec 31st, 1779. Aaron Wright reported as 
having taken place of said Samuel Wright, Jan 1st, 1780. 
also Capt. Enos Stories Co, Col. Brewer's reg't; return 
dated Camp at Valley Forge, Jan. 25th, 1778; residence, 
Stockbridge. Enlisted for town of Sheffield mustered 
l)y Truman Wheeler, State Muster Master." 

''Wright, Samuel (also given Samuel, Jr.), Lee, (also 
given Stockbridge). Return of men raised to serve in 

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HISTORY OF THE AV R I G II T F A ZVII L Y 

the Continental Army, from Capt. Jesse Bradley's Co: 
residence, Lee: engaged for the toAvn of Lee: joined Capt. 
Chadwick's Co; Col. Brewer's reg't: term three years. 
also, list of men mustered between Jan 20th. 1777 and 
June 1st, 1778. by Truman \Mieeler, Muster Master for 
Berkshire Co; Cap't. Chadwick's Co; Col Eben Brewer's 
reg't. reported State Bounty, also. Private, Capt. J. 
Means' Co: Col. Eben Sprout's (12th) regt: residence, 
Stockbridge. credited to town of Newbury, also, Capt. 
John Chadwick's Co, Col Brewer's regt ; return dated Jan 
22d, 1788. residence, Stockbridge, enlisted for town of 
Stockbridge. mustered by T. Wheeler.'' 

Description list dated Jan. 1st. 1781. Capt. James 
Means' Co.. 2nd Mass. Regiment: Stature. 5 ft 7 inches: 
complexion, light; hair, brown: residence, Stockbridge. 
P^nlisted Jan. 1st, 1777, by Lieut. Mansfield, at Lee; enlist- 
ment during the war. 

His name also appears on a committee appointed for 
observing a day of mourning for the death of George 
Washington (1799). 

••In 1797. John Treat and Daniel Weller of Shore- 
ham. Addison Co., Vermont, and Lucinda Weller, wife 
of said Weller, for the sum of $300, convey to Samuel 
W light of Stockbridge, land lying in Lenox, on the high- 
way that leads to James Richards', being the same that 
was set off to the widow of Ashbel Treat, late of Lenox.'' 

The fact of Samuel's ownership of this land, also of 
the land (luit-claimed to him by the other heirs of his 
father in 1791, together with the records of his children's 
births, and the burial of himself, wife and daughter Mary, 
in Lenox, lead us to conclude that his residence Avas in 
Lenox a part of his life, though he is generally referred 
to as Samuel Wright of Stockbridge. He appears to have 
been the only son of Samuel of Lenox who remained near 
home, all the others removing to Vermont. 

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H 1 S T n Y O F T II E WRIGHT P A M I T. Y 

Of Sa/ituel's (10) children, we are unable to give l)ut 
little information. We found the record of births, in 
Lenox, and besides this a mention of Lydia, Rehecca. 
Polly^ Daniel Ives and Josiah^ in the Avill of their great- 
aunt. Miss Rebecca Wright, as having a share in her proj)- 
erty. There was a deed given by Samuel Wright, Jr., and 
Ozias Wright, both of Lenox, Sept. 14th, 1809. Also a 
release of mortgage on same property, Aug. 15th, 1811, 
by Samuel and Ozias of Pompey, New York. This was 
also signed by SamueVs wife Lucina or Lovina Fuller 
Wright. Lydia Wright (single woman) gave bond, as 
guardian of Josiah Wright, son of Samuel of Stock- 
bridge, 1814. 






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Chapter IV 



THE CHILDREN OF SAMUEL AVRIGHT (9). 
"THE FIFTH SON" 

( 11) AXDRFW ^VPdGin\ son of Samuel (9) and Marv 
Wright. 
Born Mar. 11th, 1763, in Lenox, Mass.; died Mar. 

8th. 1833, in Shoreham, Yt. 
Married (first) Jerusha Benton^ Ma}^ 178'2 (prob- 
ably in Lenox, Mass). Jerusha died Mar. 4th, 
1813 ; aged 51 years. 
^Married (second) Phehe, widow of Eobert Hopkins, 

July 18th, 1813. 
Eesidence, Shoreham, Yt. 

The children of Andrew (11) and Jerusha Wright 
were : 
(1.")) Jei'usha. Wn'ghf, b. Oct. 2nd, 178*2-3. in Lenox. 
Mass. ; d. Mar. 19th, 1869. 

(16) Ayidrew Wright, b. 1784-, in Lenox, Mass.; d. 18-10. 

(17) Elizaheth Wright, b. Mar. -1th. 1785, in I^nox, 

Mass. ; d. Sept. 28th, 1871. 

(18) Jonathan Wtight, b. 1791, in Shoreham, Yt.; d. Apr. 

12th, 1839. 

(19) Thaaliul Wright, b. Feb. 11th, 1793, in Shoreham. 

Yt. ; d. Dec. 6th, 1877. 

(20) Polly Wright, b. May 17th, 1800, in Shoreham, Yt.; 

d. Nov. 14th, 1834." 
The children of Anch-ew (11) and Phebe Wright 
were: 

(21) Samuel Wright, b. 1814-15, in Shoreham, Yt. : d. 

1846, in Michigan. 
Phebe Wright, m. Oman Bronson : had two daugh- 
ters, Ellen and Emmaline Bronson. 
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tl I S T O h'Y OK THE AV R I G II T FAMILY 

From '■''Massachusetts Soldiers of the Revolution.-'' 

ANDREW WRIGHT (11), served in the Eevolu- 
tionary Army as private, Capt. Joseph Raymond's Co., 
Isreal Chapen's Regt. ; enlisted Oct. 18th, 1779. Dis- 
charged Nov. 21st, 1779. Service 1 month, 8 days, at 
Chiverack, including 3 days (60 miles) travel home. Reg- 
iment raised to reinforce Continental Army for three 
months. 

Also: In list of men raised for 6 months' service by 
Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster, in a return, 
dated Camp Totaway, Oct. 25th, 1780. 

Also: Pay roll for 6 months men raised by the town 
of Lenox, for service in the Continental Arijiy during 
1780; marched June 30th, 1780, discharged Dec. 30th. 
1780: service, 6 months 5 days, including travel (90 miles) 
home. 

Also: Private, Capt. Josiah Yates' Co. Entered 
service Oct. 12th, 1781. Discharged Oct. 20th, 1781. 
Service, 12 days. Mileage, out and home, 160 miles. 
Company marched from Lee and Lenox to Stillwater Oct. 
12th, 1781, by order of Brig. Gen. Rosseter, on alarm. 

Also:' Capt. John Bacon's Co., Col. Caleb Hyde's 
Reg't., Gen. Rosseter's Brigade. Entered service Oct. 
20th, 1781. Discharged Oct. 28th, 1781. At Stillwater 
on alarm. 

Battles engaged in not mentioned. 

Residence of soldier at enlistment, Lenox, Mass. 

Date of application for pension, July 24th, 1832. 

Residence at date of application, Shoreham, Addison 
Co., Vermont. 

Age at date of application, sixty-nine. 

He Avent to Shoreham, Addison Co., Vt., in May. 
1785; returned to Lenox .in the fall, and moved his fam- 
ily to Shoreham the next spring, taking his next younger 
brother, Ebenezer with them. At this time he had a Avife. 
Jerusha, and three little children, Jerusha, Andrew and 

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II I S TORY OF THE WRIGHT F A :M I I, Y 

Elizabeth. He settled about one mile east of ''Kichville," 
which was then called '"Hackleburny," on an eminence 
which commands a beautiful view of the surrounding 
country. 

The first house which he built was on the south side 
of the road adjoining what is now "East Shoreham Cem- 
etery.*' This house was built of logs, but later he built a 
frame house on the opposite side of the road, and it was 
standing until a few years ago, when it was destroyed 
by fire. 

The land for the "God's Acre*' was given bj' Andrew 
to the town, and in this plat he lies buried, with many of 
his descendants and kinsmen near him. 

The inscription on his grave-stone reads : 

ANDREW WRIGHT 

ONE OF THE FIRST SETTLERS OF SHOREHAM 

DIED MARCH 8tH, 1833, AGED 70 YEARS 

FATHER OF 13 CHILDREN, 59 GRAND-CHILDREN 

AND 16 GREAT-GRAND-CHILDREN. 

There are no records of his children's bii hs in Shore- 
ham, but from his descendants we have found the names 
of eight of them. It is supposed the others died when 
voung. 



THE CHILDREN OF AXDEEW \\^IGHT (11). 

(15) JERUSHA WRIGHT, daughter of Andrew (11) 

and Jerusha "Wright. 
Born Oct. 2nd, 1782-3, in Lenox, Mass. ; d. March 

19th, 1869, in Conneautville, Pa., aged 85 3'^ears 5 

mos. 17 daj's. 
Married Amd Sheldon, 1803; he died Oct. 18th. 

1867, aged 88 yrs. 2 mos. 21 days. 
Residence, Springtownship, Pa. 

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HISTORY OF T TT R WR I G H T F A jNI I I. Y 

CHILDREN 

(22) Bedora Sheldon, b. Jan. 25th. 1804, in Shoreham, 

Vt. ; d. Mar. 9tli, 1837. 

(23) Samuel Wright Sheldon, b. Jan. 15th, 1806; d. Nov. 

26th. 1896. 

(24) Tryphenia Sheldon, b. Nov. 17th, 1808; d. Jan. 25th, 

1884. 

(25) Syhle Sheldon. 

(26) Hiram Sheldon, b. Sept. 27th, 1812; d. May 16th, 

1895. 

(27) Jernsha Sheldon, b. May 10th, 1815; d. Feb. 10th, 

1894. 

(28) Aarad Sheldon, b. July 18th, 1817: d. 1864. 

(29) Andreio Sheldon, b. July 22d, 1819; d. 1881. 

(30) Jonathan Sheldon, b. 1822; d. Oct. 30th, 1893. 

(31) Dermjter Sheldon, b. Oct. 5th, 1824; d. July 24th, 

1853. 

(32) Thankful Sheldon, b. 1835; d. Nov. 28th, 1865. 



Arad and Jenisha Wright Sheldon lived in Shore- 
ham, Vt., until 1812-13, then moved to what was then the 
wild and undeveloped West, first settling in Steuben Co., 
New York. Afterwards they moved to Springtow^nship, 
Pa., w^here they raised a large family, many of whom 
lived to a good old age, Arad was a member of the Order 
of Free Masons. 



(22) BEDORA SHELDON, daughter of Jerusha (15) 

and Arad Sheldon. 
Born Jan. 25th, 1804, in Shoreham, Vt.; d. March 

9th, 1837. 
Married Rohert //. Sloan, Jan. 16th, 1823. 
Residence, Springtownship, Pa. 

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H I S T O i: V OF THE W IJ I G II T F A M I I. Y 
CHILDKEX 

(33) Ja7ie Sloan, b. July oth, 1827: d. Feb. 28th, 1895. 
Green Sloan, b. Apr. 26th, 1829 ; d. Apr. 24th, 1899. 

Married Hannah A. Sloan, 1864; no children. 
Syble Sloan, b. June 19th, 1832; d. Mar. 28th, 1902. 

Married A. J. Stafford, Feb. loth, 1866; Smith 

Church, Oct. 16th. 1874. 
Arch Sloan, b. Nov. 2nd, 1834; d. Apr. 30th, 1899. 

Married Catherine Frey, Sept. 10th, 1857. 



(33) JANE SLOAN, daughter oiBedora. (22) and Rob- 

ert H. Sloan. 
Born July 5th, 1827: d. Feb. 28th, 1895. 
Married /. S. Bail, Oct. 10th, 1850. 
Eesidence, Springtownship, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

(34) Dora E. Bail, b. Feb. 25th, 1852. 

(35) Harry Bail, b. Dec. 21st, 1854. 

(36) Archie Bail, b. Aug. 10th. 1872. 



(34) DORA E. BAIL, daughter of Jane (33) and I. S. 
Bail. 
Born Feb. 25th, 1852. 
Married TFw. R. Potter, Jan. 3rd, 1876. 
Residence, Springboro, Pa. 

CHILD 

(37) Edith Potter, b. Mar. 11th. 1879. 



(37) EDITH POTTER, daughter of Dora E. (34) and 
Wm. R. Potter. 
Born March 11th, 1879. 
Married IF. P. Eddy, July 2l3t, 1902. 
Residence, Springboro, Pa. 

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II 1ST O K V OF THE AV R I G H T 1'^ A :M I L Y 
CHILDREN 

Arlene Eddy, b. July 19th, 1903. 
Geraldine Eddy, b. March 19th, 1905. 
Harold Eddy, b. Sept. 29th, 1910. 



(35) HARRY BAIL, son of Jane (33) and T. S. Bail. 
Born Dec. 21st, 1854. 
Married May &-perry, May 23rd, 1881. 
Residence, Springtownship, Pa. 



CHILDREN 



(38) Ethel Bail, b. Apr. 18th, 1882. 
Homer Bail. b. Jan. 22d, 1892. 



(38) ETHEL BAIL, daughter of Harry (35) and May 
S. Bail. 
Born Apr. 18th, 1882. 
Married Ray Hotchkiss, May 23rd, 1900. 



CHILDREN 



Edna Hotchkiss, b. Oct. 19th, 1903. 
Emmit Hotchkiss, h. Sept. 16th, 1907. 



(36) ARCHIE BAIL, son of Jane (33) and I. S. Bail. 
Born Aug. 10th, 1872. 
Married Minta Graham, Aug. 16th, 1893. 
Residence, Conneautville, Pa. 



CHILD 



Kenneth Bail, b. Aug. 31st, 1896. 



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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

(23) SAMUEL WEIGHT SHELDON, son of Jerusha 
(15) and Arad Sheldon. 
Born Jan, loth, 1806, in Shorehani, Addison Co., 

Vt. ; d. Nov. 26th, 1896. 
Married Alta Carrington, July 1st, 1824. 
Residence, Springboro, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

(39) Patience Sheldori, b. Feb. 28th, 1831; d. Jan. 23d, 

1895. 

(40) Samuel Sheldon, b. Feb. 13th, 1834, in Springtown- 

ship. Pa. 
Levi Sheldon, b. June 23d, 1836, in Springtownship, 
Pa.; d. Jan. 9th, 1886. Married Caroline Hop- 
kins, Sept. 4th, 1861. 

(41) Aarad Sheldon, b. May 27th, 1839; d. Nov. 17th, 

1867. 

(42) Eli C. Sheldon, b. Jan. 1st, 1841. 

(43) Theodore Sheldon, b. Feb. 6th, 1843. 

(44) Phehe Sheldon, b. May 1st, 1846. 

(45) Jvdson Sheldon, b. July 3rd, 1854. 

Samuel Wright Sheldon was born in Addison Co., 
Vermont, Jan. loth, 1806. He moved with his parents to 
Steuben Co., New York, in 1812. He moved with his 
wife to Spring, Pa., in 1832, where the land was covered 
with a dense forest. He and his father, Arad Sheldon, 
built the first saw-mill in that country, hewing it all out 
Avith axes. 

He walked to Pittsburg, Pa., 100 miles, to buy the 
saw ; sent it home by freight on the Pittsburgh and Erie 
Canal. He walked back home as the passage on the canal 
was too slow. He raised eight children and in time pur- 
chased a large amount of land. 

He, with his wife, traveled quite extensively. They 
lived and died on the first farm purchased by them when 
they arrived in Spring, Pa. He died Nov. 26th, 189(). 
aged nearly 91 years. 

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II I S T O R Y () F T UK ^^^ R I G H T F A :vr I L Y 

(39) PATIENCE ^SHELDON, daiio^hter of S. Wright 
(23) and Alta C. Sheldon. 
Born Feb. 28th, 1831, in Steuben Co., X. Y. : d. Jan. 

23d, 1895. 
Married Daniel Dunn, Jan. 11th, 1848. 
Residence, Springboro, Pa. 

C'lirLDREX 

Nathan W. D\iun. 

Newton D. Dunn. 

(46) Andrew Wright Dunn. 

Alta Dunn, m. William Cornell. 



(46) ANDREW WRIGHT DUNN, son of Patience (39) 
and Daniel Dunn. 
Residence, Springboro, Pa. 

CHILD 

Lelia Dunn, m. Lee St events, Springboro. Pa. 



(40) SAMUEL SHELDON, son of S. Wright (23) and 
Alta C. Sheldon. 
Born Feb. 13th, 1834, in SpringtoAvnship, Pa. 
Married Harriet Fuller, July 1st, 1852. 
Residence, Springboro, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

(47) John Sheldon. 

(48) Hiram Sheldon. 
Fred Sheldon. 
Harry Sheldon. 



(47) JOHN SHELDON, son of Samuel (40) and Har- 
riet F. Sheldon. 
Born , in Springboro, Pa. 

CHILD 

Lee Sheldon. 



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HISTORY O r T H E AV K I G II T FAMILY 

(48) HIRAM SHELDON, son of Samuel (40) and Har- 
riet F. Sheldon, 
Residence, Shadeland, Pa., R. F. D. 

CHILDREN 

Jay Sheldon. 
Grace Sheldon^ 



(41) AARAD SHELDON, son of S. Wright (23) and 
Alta C. Sheldon. 
Born May 2Tth, 1839; died Nov. 17th, 1867. 
Married ; no children. 

WAR RECORD 

(41) Aarad Sheldon enlisted in the arn\y of the Rebel- 
lion, SejDt., 1861, for three years. He was in many 
battles, lost his health from hardships and expos- 
ure and died soon after the close of the war. He 
was in Co. H, One Hundred and Eleventh Reg't, 
Pennsylvania Volunteers. 



(42) ELI C. SHELDON, son of S. AVright (23) and 

Alta C. Sheldon. 
Born Jan. 1st, 1841. 
Married (first) Elvira Morley, June 11th, 1863; she 

died June 30th. 1865. 
Married (second) Myra Morley, Oct. 18th, 1866. 
Residence, Canton, Nebraska. 
The child of Eli C. (42) and Elvira M. Sheldon: 
Ralph Sheldon, b. March 28th, 1864. 
The children of Eli C. (42) and Myra M. Sheldon : 
Joel A. Sheldon, b. Oct. 12tli, 1867. 
Jason E. Sheldon, b. Dec. 28th, 1869. 
Elvira I\ Sheldon, b. May 22d, 1873. 
Marshall A. Sheldon, b. June 20th, 1875. 

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HISTORY OF THt: WRIGHT FAMILY 
WAR RECORD 

(42) Eli C. Sheldon enlisted in the war of the Rebellion. 
Aug. 6th, 1862, for nine months. He was in Com- 
pany B, 137th Regt., Pennsylvania Volunteers. 



(43) THEODORE SHELDON, son of S. Wright (23) 
and Alta C. Sheldon. 

Born Feb. 6th. 1843 : d. . 

Married Angcline Griifis, Feb. 4th, 1864. 

CHILDREN 

Ceylon Sheldon. 
Penn Sheldon. 
Florence Sheldon. 



(44) PHEBE SHELDON, daughter of S. Wright (23) 

and Alta C. Sheldon. 
Born May 1st, 1846, in Spring, Pa. 
Married (first) R. C. Sloan, M.D., Dec. 28th, 1865. 

He died April 21st, 1888. 
Married (second) H. E. Middlekaujf, Jan. 2nd, 1892. 

He died March 19th, 1909. 
Residence, Long Beach, Calif. 

The children of Phebe (44) and Dr. R. C. Sloan 
were: 

(49) Wright Sheldon Sloan, b. July 23d, 1873. 

(50) C. Ray Sloan, b. July 23d, 1879. 



(49) WRIGHT S. SLOAN, son of Phebe (44) and R. C. 
Sloan. 
Born July 23d, 1873. 

CHILDREN 

Enos O. Sloan, b. Jan. 1st, 1899. 
Margeret Sloan, b. Feb. 17th, 1903. 
Ruth Sloan, b. Jan. 26th. 1910. 

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HISTORY O r^ THE AV R I G H T FA :M I L Y 

(50) G. RAY ^LOAX, son of Phebe (44) and K. C. 
Sloan. 
Bom July 23d, 1879. 

CHILD 

Alta Lucile Sloan ^ b, March 2nd. 1910. 



(45) JUDSON SHELDON, son of S. Wright (23) and 
Alta C. Sheldon. 

Born July 3rd, 1854 : d. . 

Married Marian Curtis, March 4th. 1874. 

CHILDREN 

Vina Sheldon. 
Inez Sheldon. 



(24) T HYPHEN I A SHELDON, daughter of Jerusha 
(15) and Arad Sheldon. 
Born Xov. 17th. 1808. in Shoreham. Vt. : d. Jan. 

25th, 1884. 
Married Orson Pond, July, 1824. 
K^sidence. Springtownship, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

Bradley Pond, b. Aug. 27th, 1827, in Springtown- 
ship, Pa. 

Norton Pond, b. Xov. 9th, 1829. in Springtownship, 
Pa. 

(51) Celestia Pond, b. Apr. 20th, 1835, in Springtown- 

ship, Pa. 

(52) Thankful Pond, b. Jan. 20th, 1839, in Springtown- 

ship, Pa. 



(51) CELESTIA POND, daughter of Tryphenia (24) 
and Orson Pond, born Apr. 20th, 1835. 
Married Richard Bolard. Juno 11th. 1855, in Spring- 
township, Pa. 
Residence, Conneautville. Pa. 

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HISTORY O T^ THY. ^^' I? I G H T F A M I L Y 
CHILDREN 

Bradley Bolard, d. aged 28 years. 

(53) Edward Bolard, b. March 3rd, 1867. 

Richai'd Bolard, married Dora Graves, St. Marys, 

West Virginia. 
Einffia Bolard, d. aged 28 years. 
Jennie Bolard, d. aged 16 years. 
Phena Bolard, married A. L. Dennis, M.D., Con- 

neautville, Pa. 

(54) Annie Bolard. 



(53) EDWARD BOLARD, son of Celestia (51) and 
Richard Bolard. 
Born March 3rd, 186T. 
Married Belle Ilevenor. 
He is Postmaster in Sahimanca, New York. 

CHILD 

Ruth Bolard, b. Aug. 20th, 1900, in Salamanca, N. Y. 



(54) ANNIE BOLARD, daughter of Celestia (51) and 
Richard Bolard. 
Married Hervey White. 
Residence, Conneautville, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

Richard White. 
Edward White. 



(52) THANKFUL POND, daughter of Typhenia (24) 
and Orson Pond. 
Born Jan. 20th, 1839. 
Married Ephraim DihUe, Apr. 8th, 1858. 
He was a soldier in Civil AVar, and died in prison. 
Residence, Conneantville, Pa. 



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HIST O n Y <) V T II K W R T (i U T F A >r 1 I. Y 

CHILDREN 

yoHon Dibble, b. July 20th, 1861 ; m. Rose Ritchart, 
Nov. 2C)tli, 1902. ChM, Dorothy Ritchart Dibble, 
b. July 5th, 190-1; died, 1 day old. 

Mary Dibble^ m. Daniel Butts, Coiiiieautville, Pa., 
May 4th, 1902. 



(25) SYBLE SHELDON, daughter of Jerusha (15) and 
Arad Sheldon. 
Married David Prussia. 
Residence, Springtownship, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

(55) May;/ Prussia, b. Mar. 22d, 1838, in Springtown- 

ship, Pa. 

(56) Lafayette Prt/.ssia, b. Jan. 2d, 1841, in Springtown- 

ship. Pa. 

(57) LI Irani Pntssia, b. Oct. 6th, 1842, in Springtown- 

ship. Pa. 
Pose Pi'ussia. 
Betsey Prussia. 

(58) George Prussia, b. Apr. 3rd, 1848. 
Jerusha Prussia. 

Sophia Prussia. 



(55) MARY PRUSSIA, daughter of Syble (25) and 
David Prussia. 
Born Mar. 22d, 1838. 
Married James Knapp, Jan. 24th, 185T. 
Residence, Springboro, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

(59) Lois Iviiapp, b. Jan. 6th, 1859. 
Alice Ivnapp, b. Feb. 16th, 1860. 
Jennie Knapp, b. May 23d, 1864. 
Squire Knapp, b. June 13tli, 1866. 
Charles Knapp, b. June 30th, 1871. 

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HISTORY O F THE W R I G PI T V A ^l I L Y 

(59) LOIS KNAPI\ daughter of Mary (55) and Jamer 
Knapp. 
Born Jan. 6th, 1859. 
Married Cadiis Sargent, Dec. 18th, 1880. 
Residence, Springboro, Pa. 

CHILD 

Jay Sargent, b. June 19th, 1882. 



(56) LAFAYETTE PRUSSIA, son of Syble (25) and 
David Prussia. 
Born Jan. 20th, 1841. 

Married Emma R. Dedric'k, Oct. 7th, 1866. 
Is a Civil War veteran. 



CHILDREN 



Nellie A. Prussia. 
Isabel Prussia. 
Frederick A. Prussia. 
Agnes Prussia. 
Glenn A. Prussia. 
Ruhy Pnissia. 



{57) HIRAM PRUSSIA, son of Syble (25) and David 
Prussia. 

Born Oct. 6th, 1842. 

Married JIaria Morley, Nov. 8th, 1866, in Spring- 
township, Pa. 

Is a Civil War veteran. 

Residence, Springboro, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

(60) Mercy Prussia, b. June 2d, 1867. 

(61) Alma Prussia, b. May 6th, 1870. 

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HISTORY OF THE AV K I (i H T F A :\r I L Y 

(GO) MERCY PRUSSIA, daughter of Hiram (57) and 
Maria Prussia. 
Born June 2d, 1867. 
Married Theodore Sheppa^ 1887. 

CHILDREN 

Carrie Sheppa, b. Nov. 24th, 1889. 
Clair Sheppa, b. March 13th, 1904. 



(61) ALMA PRUSSIA, daughter of Hiram (57) and 
Maria Prussia. 
Born May 6th, 1870. 
Married Henry Moon, 1889. 
Residence, Springboro, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

Bessie Moon, b. May 8th, 1890. 
Arthur Moon. b. July 2d, 1891. 
Frank Moon, b. Sept. 22d, 1904. 



(58) GEORGE PRUSSIA, son of Syble (25) and David 

Prussia. 
Born April 3d, 1848. 
Married Emma Rushmorc, Xov. 11th, 1869, in Con- 

neaut Twp., Pa. 
Is a Civil War veteran. 
Residence, Springboro, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

(62) Edith Prussia, b. March 27th, 1874. 

(63) Byron Prussia, b. May 11th, 1879. 

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HISTORY or THE W R I O H T F A IVI I L Y 

{Vy2) KDITH PI?U>SSIA. daughter of George (58) and 
Emma Prussia. 
Born March 27th, 1874. 

Married George Ckamherlin, March ^"th, 1895. 
Residence, Jefferson, Ohio. 

CHILDREN 

Irene ChamberUn, b. March 1st, 1897. 
Earl Chamberlin, b. Oct. 2d, 1902. 
. Ivan Chaniberlin^ b. July 10th, 1905. 



(63) BYRON PRUSSIA, son of George (58) and Emma 
Prussia. 
Born May Hth, 1879. 
Married Gertrude Loer, Jan. 8th, 1902. 
Residence, Springboro, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

Geneva Prussia. 
Grace Prussia. 
Claude Prussia. 
Raymond Prussia. 



(26) HIRAM SHELDON, son of Jerusha (15) and 

Arad Sheldon. 
Born Sept. 27th, 1812, in Shoreham, Vt. ; died May 

16th, 1895, in Springboro, Pa. 
Married (first) Almeda Gates, (second) Maria 

(Hurd) Hall, daughter of Isaac Hurd, (third) 

(Mrs) Lucy Andrews, 18G6. 
Residence, Springtownship, Pa. 

CHILDREN or HIRAM (26) AND ALMEDA SHELDON 

(64) Melinda Sheldon, b. Sept. 29th, 1833, in Spring- 

township, Pa. 

(65) Ruth Sheldon, h. March 28th, 1836; d. Nov. 10th, 

1907. 

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HISTORY OF THE ^\' R I G II T F A >r I L Y 

(66) 08car F. SheMon, b. May 20th. 1838. 

(67) Amanda Sheldon, b. Jan. 2Tth, 1843. 

CHILD OF HIRAM (26) AND MARIA H. SHELDON 

(68) ^Yallace B. Sheldon, b. July 26th, 1859. 



(26) Hiram Sheldon was one of the early settlers of 

CraAvford Co.. Pa., moving westward from Vermont. 
He was an honored and much respected citizen of 
the town in which he lived, and early in life identi- 
fied himself Avitli the Baptist Church, of which he 
remained a member until his death. 

He was so intensely interested in the education 
of his children that he stopped at no obstacle in giv- 
ing them all a fair education. It can well be said of 
him in the following homely lines : 
"A man of sterling worth, who filled his place on 

earth ; 
The Lord he knew, and served him, too : and to his 

felloAv-raan was true." 



(64) MELIXDA SHELDON, daughter of Hiram (26) 
and Almeda G. Sheldon. 
Born Sept. 29th, 1833, in Springtownship, Pa. 
^Married Charles Eighmy. 
Ilesidence, Springboro, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

(69) DeElla Eighmy, b. 1852, in Springtownship, Pa.; 
d. Sept., 1894. 

(TO) Almeda Eighmy, b. March. 1854, in Springtown- 
ship, Pa. 

(71) Addie Eighmy, b. Nov. 17th. 1857, in Springtown- 

ship, Pa. 

(72) Frank Eigh)iiy, b. June. 1860, in Sj^ringtownship, 

Pennsjdvania. 

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II I S T () R Y O V T HE AV R I Cx H T V A M I L Y 



(()9) />A' /{LLA KIGIIMY, daughter of Melinda (64) 
and Charles Eighmy. 
Born, 1852; died Sept., 1894. 
Married E. D. Cochj. 

CHILDREN 

(73) Lina Cody, b. 1874. 

(74) Ford Cody, b. April, 1878. 
Marian Cody, b. Aug., 1891. 



(73) UNA CODY, daughter of DeElla (69) and E. D. 
Cody. 



Born, 1874. 



Married C. L. Alexander, 1893, in Clymer, N. Y. 
Residence, Corry, Pa. 

CHILD 

Margeret Alexander, b. 1895, in Corry, Pa. 



(74) FORD CODY, son of DeElla (69) and E. D. Cody. 
Born April, 1878. 

Married Hamet Giiswold. 
Residence, Conneaut, Ohio. 

CHILD 

Harold Cody, b. 1906, in Conneaut, Ohio. 



(70) ALU ED A EIGHMY, daughter of Melinda (64) 
and Charles Eighmy. 
Born March, 1854. 

Married F. P. Stokes, 1870, in Springboro, Pa. 
Residence, Conneaut, Ohio. 

CHILDREN 

(75) Charles Stokes, b. 1871; d. . 

(76) Annie Stokes, b. 1873. 
Glare Stokes, b. 1888. 

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HISTORY OF THE \\' R I (! H T F A >r I L Y 

(7.-)) CHARLES STOKES, son of Almeda (70) aiul 
F. P. Stokes. 

Born 1871 ; d. . 

Married Jessie Caldwell. 

Residence (of widow), Conneaut, Ohio. 

CHILD 

Harriet Stokes, b. 1895. 



(76) ANXIE STOKES, daughter of Ahneda (70) and 
F. P. Stokes. 
Born March, 1873. 
Married W. L. Davis. 
Residence, Conneaut, Ohio. 

CHttiDREX 

Paul S. Davis, b. 1898, in Conneaut, Ohio. 
Carlton Davis, b. 1899, in Conneaut, Ohio. 
Almeda Davis, b. 1901, in Conneaut. Ohio. 



(71) ADDIE ElCTIJir, daughter oiUelmda (64) and 
Charles Eighmy. 
Born Nov. 17th, 1857, in SpringtoAvnship, Pa. 
Married C. P. Shoppart, April 11th, 1875. 
Residence, Springboro, Pa. 

CHH^DREX 

Pay Shoppart, b. May 25th, 1877 : d. 1880. 
( 77) Mai/ Shoppart, b. 1879, in Springboro. Pa. 



(77) MAY SHOPPART, daughter of Addie (71) and 

C. P. Shoppart. 
Born, 1879. 
Married (first) R. G. Parks, 1896; (second) 6-'. L. 

Corey, Sept., 1905. 
Residence, Springboro. Pa. 

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HIST O R Y () F T II E W I? I (i H T FAMILY 
CHILDREN or MAY (77) AND R. G. PARKS 

MaHon Parks^ b. May, 1898, in Springboro, Pa. 
Elton Parks^ b. 1901 ; d. aged 5 months. 

CHILDREN OF MAY (77) AND G. L. COREY 

Adaline Corey^ b. Feb. 21st. 1907. 
Leona Corey^ b, June 18th, 1910. 



(72) FRANK EIGHMY, son of Melinda (64) and 
Charles Eighmy. 
Born June, 1860. 
Kesidence, Canton, Ohio. 



CHILDREN 



Cliford Eighmy. 
West Eighmy. 
Ada Eighmy. 



(65) RUTH SHELDON, daughter of Hiram (26) and 
Almeda Sheldon. 
Born March 28th, 1836: d. Xov. 10th, 1907. 
Married E. E. Eighmy. 



CHILDREN 



(78) Eifie Eighmy. 

(79) Louie Eighmy. 
Nora Eighmy. 
Cora Eighmy. 



(78) EFFIE EIGHMY, daughter of Ruth (65) and E. 
E. Eighmy. 
Married W. W. Cooper. 
Residence, Shirley, Ind. 

CHILDREN 

Pauline Cooper. 
Sylvia, Cooper. 

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HISTORY O r T ri E A\^ i; I G II T Y A yi I I. Y 

(7!)) LOUIE EIGHMY. daughter of Ruth (05) and 
E. E. Eighmy. 
Married Richard Hendrickson. 
Residence, Watervliet, N. Y. 

CHILD 

Elias Hcnd'nckson. 



(GO)) OSCAR F. SHELDON, son of Hiram (2G) and 
Abneda Sheldon. 
Born May 20th, 1838, in Springtownship, Pa. 
Married Emeline LIurd. 
Residence, Springboro, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

(80) Wilbur J. Sheldon, M.D., b. April 20th, 1866, in 

Springboro, Pa. 

(81) Myrtle Sheldon, b. July 29th, 1868, in Springboro, 

Pennsylvania. 

(82) Carl B. Sheldon, b. May 24th, 1882, in Springboro, 

Pennsylvania. 



(80) WILBUR J. SHELDON, M.D., son of Oscar F. 
(66) and Emeline H. Sheldon. 
Born April 20th, 1866. 
Married 3Iinnie Farrington, Jan. 30th, 1895; no 

children. 
Residence, Springboro, Pa. 



(80) Wilbur J. Sheldon, M.D., Avas gradiuited in 

Medicine and Surgery in 1893, at Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Since that time he has practiced his chosen profes- 
sion in Springboro, Pa. 

For the past few3^ears he has devoted himself 
exclusively to the treatment of liquor and drug 
habits, and the enviable reputation which Dr. Shel- 

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HISTORY OF T PI E WRIGHT F A ^f I L Y 

don's Sanitarium has obtained is due to his ett'orts 
and ability in the treatment of those suffering from 
those addictions. 

Dr. Sheldon is a man of highest character and 
reputation, faithful, earnest and takes a personal 
interest in those who come under his care. His in- 
fluence for good has been most marked and his suc- 
cess in curing unfortunates has brought him the 
highest encomium on every hand. 



(81) MYRTLE SHELDON, daughter of Oscar F. (66^ 

and Emeline Sheldon. 
Born July 29th, 1868, in Springboro, Pa. 
Married George SiegendnU, Aug. 20th, 1895. 
Residence, Meadville, Pa. 

CHILDREX 

Esther Siegendall, b. June 12th. 1896. in Spring- 
boro, Pa. 

William SiegendalJ, b. June 30th, 1897, in Spring- 
boro, Pa. 

George SiegendaU, b. Dec. 27th, 1901, in Springboro, I 
Pennsylvania. I 

Virginia SiegendaU, b. Aug. 18th, 1908, in Spring- '| 
boro. Pa. | 

(82) CARL B. SHELDON, son of Oscar F. (66) and | 

Emeline Sheldon. '■ 

Born May 24th, 1882, in Springboro, Pa. I 

Married Gertrude Simons, March 23d, 1905, in 

Erie, Pa. ! 

Residence, SaAvtelle, Calif. 

CHILDREN 

Stanley Hurd Sheldon, b. Jan. 26th, 1907, in Ocean 

Park. Calif. 
Clarence Oscar Sheldon, b. April 6th, 1911, in Saw- 

telle, Calif. 

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H ISTORY OF THE W R I G PT T F A :\r I L Y 

(67) AMANDA SHELDON, daughter of Hiram (26) 

and Alnieda Sheldon. 
Born Jan. 27th, 1843. 
Married (first) L. II. Quiniby, Nov. 8th, 18G0; he 

died Feb. 20th, 1908. Married (second) R. F. 

Daly, Feb. 3d, 1912. 
Residence, Springboro, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

Clyde Qvimhy, b. July 22d, 1861; d. Aug., 1861; 

aged 2 weeks. 
Clarence Quimhy, b. Nov. 22d, 1863; d. Sept. 7th, 

1892. Married Annie . 

Nettie Quimhy, b. Oct. 25th, 1870: d. 1875; aged 5 

years. 
Jennie Qiii/nhy, b. Sept. 16th, 1876; d. Aug. 24th, 

1895. 
Fred Quimhy, b. Aug. 6th. 1877; d. Oct., 1877; aged 

2 months. 
Frank Quiniby, b. Aug. 6th, 1877; d. Oct., 1877; 

ao-ed 2 months. 



(68) ^V ALL ACE B. SHELDON, son of Hiram (26) and 

Maria H. Sheldon. 
Born July 2Gth, 1859, in Springtownship, Pa. 
Married Jessie Davenfort, Oct. 18th, 1878, in Con- 

neautville, Pa. 
Residence, Springboro, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

Earl I). Sheldon, b. June 25th, 1889, in Springboro, 
Pennsylvania. 

Winifred Sheldon, b. April 26tli, 1891, in Spring- 
boro, Pa. 

Nuth Sheldon, b. Aug. 5th, 1897, in Springboro, Pa. 

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HISTORY O F T H E "W RIGHT FAMILY 

(08) Wallace B. Sheldon^ youngest son of Hiram 

Sheldon, was educated as a teacher, and after teach- 
ing for some time changed his occupation to that of 
traveling salesman. This he followed for many 
years. He is a Christian man and deeply interested 
in the welfare of the unfortunate man or woman 
who, through drink or drugs, has missed the high 
mark of being their best in life, and in 1910, by his 
untiring efforts, established in his home town 
(Springboro, Pa.), the Springboro Sanitarium, one 
of the greatest institutions in the country for the 
treatment of the liquor and drug habits. 

The success of this institution is verified by the 
many homes made happy hj having husbands or 
sons restored to clean and ujo right living. His son. 
Earl D. Sheldon, is a musician of note, having been 
with the National Soldiers' Home Band for over two 
years. The eldest daughter, Winifred, is a graduate 
of the Pennsylvania College of Music, and is a fine 
singer. 

(27) JERUSHA SHELDON, di'AxxghiQv oi ;i^v\x^\m (15) 
and Arad Sheldon. 
Born May 10th, 1815 ; died Feb. 10th, 1894. 
Married John Wheeler, Feb., 1848. 

CHILDREN 

(83) Bedora Wheeler, b. Nov. 7th, 1848. 

Bianca Wheeler, b. Jan. 3d, 1851 ; m. Frank Dillon. 

(84) Olive W^ heeler, h. May 22d, 1853. 

(85) Clayton Wheeler, b. Oct. 12th, 1855. 

(86) Matilda Wheeler, b. July 2d, 1857. 



(83) BEDORA WHEELER, daughter of Jerusha (27) 
and John Wheeler. 
Born Nov. 7th, 1848. 
Married Louis Minium, Jan. 1st, 1867. 
Residence, Conneautville, Pa. 
82 



H ISTORY O t^ THE AV R I G ir T F A >r I L Y 
CHILDREN 

Clarence Minium^ b. Dec. 27th, 1867. 

Ray Minium, b. July 10th, 1870; d. .fan. 21.st, 1887. 

Ralph Minium, b. Aug. 24th, 1872. 

Chjde Minium, b. Sept. 26th. 1878. 

Cleon Minium, b. Aug. 21st, 1887. 



(84) OLIVE ^V HEELER, daughter of Jerusha (27) 
and John Wheeler. 
Bom May 22d, 1853 ; d. Feb. 22d, 1910. 
Married F. F. Dewitt, March 5th, 1872. 
Residence, Springboro, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

Myrtle Dewitt, b. Oct. 27th, 1876. 
Forest Dewitt, b. April 10th, 1883. 



{^o) CLAYTON ^y HEELER, son of Jerusha (27) and 
John AYheeler. 
Born Oct. 12th. 1855. 
Married Louise Dewitt, Nov. 25th, 1877. 
Residence, Conneautville, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

Karl Wheeler, b. March 24th. 1879. 
Estella Wheeler, b. April 10th, 1882. 
Elizabeth Wheeler, b. June 13th. 1888. 



(86) MATILDA IF^^'^^Z^^/*', daughter of Jerusha (27) 
and John Wheeler. 

Born July 2d, 1857 ; d. . 

Married Henry Faulkner, Oct. 13th, 1875. 

CHILDREN 

Jennie Faulkner, b. April 18th, 1882. 
Inice Faulkner, b. Nov. 6th, 1883. 
John Faulkner, b. April 4th, 1887. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY 



(28) AARAD STIELDOiY, son of Jerusha (15) and 
Arad Sheldon. 
Born July 18th, 1817; d. 1864. 
Married Haniet Clark. 
Residence, Conneautville, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

(87) Mary Sheldon^ b. 1857, in Conneautville, Pa. 

(88) Charles Sheldon, b. 1859, in Conneautville, Pa. 
Prescott Sheldon, b. 1863 ; d. . 



(87) MARY SHELDON, daughter of Aarad (28) and 
Harriet C. Sheldon. 

Born, 1857. 

Married Isaac North, March 7th, 1880, in Conneaut- 
ville, Pa. 

Residence, Conneautville, Pa. 

CHILD 

Ida North, m. Fred Rundle, May 27th, 1903. 



(88) CHARLES SHELDON, son of Aarad (28) and 
Harriet C. Sheldon. 
Born 1859, 

Married Ella Smith, March 4th, 1880. 
Residence, California. 

CHILDREN 

Harry Sheldon. 

Blanch Sheldon, married John Bruce; no children. 
Frederick Sheldon. 
Alice Sheldon. 

Carrie Sheldon, married Harry Noel, has two chil- 
dren ; no names given. 
Gladys Sheldon. 
Beatrice Sheldon. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT F A M I I. Y 

(29) ANDFUtW SHELDON, son of Jerusha (15) and 
Arad Sheldon. 
Born July 22d, 1819, in Dansville, N. Y.; died 1881. 
Married Harriet Prussia^ Jan. 24th, 1839. 
Residence. Sprino^boro, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

(89) Cordelia Sheldon, b. March ad, 1842; d. . 

(90) Edgar Sheldon, b. Feb. 20th, 1844; d. . 

(91) Ja7nes Sheldon, b. June 11th, 1846. 

(92) Carlie Sheldon, b. Nov. 29th, 1848; d. . 

(93) E7nma Sheldon, b. Nov. 30th, 1850. 

Tillie Sheldon, b. April 12th, 1853; m. S. F. Nelson. 
Esther Sheldon, b. March 17th, 1856; m. G. L. T^ip- 

hart, 1885. 
Sarah Sheldon, b. July 11th, 1860; m. T. W. Beals, 

1881 . 



(89) CORDELIA SHELDON, daiio-hter of Andrew 
(29) and Harriet Sheldon. 

Born March 3d, 1842 ; died . 

Married S. B. Sturdevant, 1865. 

CHILDREN 

Myrtle Sturdeimnt. 

Mark Sturdevant, b. 1874; married, has son and 
daughter. 



(90) EDGAR SHELDON, son of Andrew (29) and 
Harriet P. Sheldon. 

Born Feb. 20th, 1844; d. . 

Residence, Springboro, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

Clyde Sheldon. 
Seth Sheldon. 

85 



IT I S T O R Y () 1'^ THE W R I G U T FAMILY 

(91) JAMES SHELDON, son of Andrew (29) and Har- 
riet Sheldon. 
Born June 11th. 1840. 
Residence, Springboro, Pa. 

CHILD 

Ray Sheldon. 



(92) CARLIE SHELDON, daughter of Andrew (29) 
and Harriet Sheldon. 

Born Nov. 29th, 1848 ; d. . 

Married A. V. Whitmore. 

Residence, CraAvford Co., Pennsylvania. 

CHILDREN 

Fred Whitmore. 

Alice Whitmore, m. John Hotchkiss. 

Blanche Whitmore, m. Hotchkiss; has four 

children. 
Fern Whitmore. 
Ruth Whitmore, m. Charles Elsmore; has one son. 



(93) EMMA SHELDON, daughter of Andrew (29) and 
Harriet P. Sheldon. 
Born Nov. 30th, 1850. 
Married Joh B. Fields. 

CHILDREN 

Harry Andrea^ Fields, b. 1884; married; has two 

children. 
Anna Fields, b. 1898. 



(30) JONATHAN SHELDON, sonoi^^Yxxd^^ (15) and 
Arad Sheldon. 
Born 1822; died Oct. 30th, 1893, aged 71 years. 
Married Lucia Gates, 1843. 
Residence, Springboro, Pa. 

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ir I S T O i; Y OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

CHILDREN 

Gaylord Sheldon, b. 1841 ; d. 1857, aged 16 years. 
(99) Gilhert She! don, b. 1848. 

(100) Viohi Sheldon, b. 1852. 

(101) Eugene Sheldon, b. 1855. 

(102) Cora Sheldon, h. 1859. 



(99) GILBERT SHELDOX, son oi Jonathan (30) and 
Lucia G. Sheldon. 
Born 1848, in Springboro, Pa. 
Married Nellie Davis, 1871, in Spring Twp., Pa. 
Kesidence, in his father's old home, Springboro, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

Fenton Sheldon, b. Sept. 16th, 1873. 

Morton Sheldon, b. Jan. 4th, 1876. (Is a Baptist 
minister in Akron, Ohio.) 

Nora Sheldon, b. March 15th, 1878; m. Ray Wood- 
worth. 

Carl Sheldon, b. April 14th, 1880: lives in Toronto, 
Ontario. 



(100) VIOLA SHELDON, daughter of Jonathan (30) 

and Lucia Sheldon. 
Born Aug. 11th, 1852, in Spring Twp., Pa. 
Married R. C. Head, April 8th, 1869, in Spring 

Twp., Pa. 
Residence, Springboro, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

Inez Head, b. 1872 : m. Charles Hunt. Springboro, 

Pennsylvania. 
Charles Head, b. 1874; unmarried; Springboro, Pa. 
Lulu TLecul, b. 1879 : m. Perry Kramer, Springboro. 

Pennsylvania. 
Stella Head, b. 1882; m. Kay Fuller, Springboro. 

Pennsylvania. 

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TI I S T O R Y O F T II E AV R I G H T F A IVI I L Y 



(101) EUGENE SHELDON, son oi JoiiRthRn (30) and 
Lucia Sheldon. 
Born 1855, in Spring Twp., Pa. 
Married Rose McHeth, 1878. 
Is a teacher and merchant. 
Residence, Sprinoboro, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

Mary Sheldon, b. June 18th, 1883 ; is rescue mission 

worker in Pittsburg, Pa. 
Milton Sheldon, d. , aged nine months. 



(102) CORA SHELDON, daughter of Jonathan (30) 
and Lucia Sheldon. 
Born 1859. 

Married T. J. Gleason, 1881. 

Resides on Wright Sheldon's farm, two miles from 
Springboro, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

Earl Gleason, b. 1886. 
Bertha Gleason, b. 1887. 
Ruth Gleason, b. 1891. 
Elmer Gleason. b. 1895. 



(31) DERUYTER SHELDON, son of Jerusha (15) 

and Arad Sheldon. 
Born Oct. 5th, 1824 ; d. July 24th, 1853. 
Married Lucy B. Oliver, Jan. 12th, 1848, in Spring 

Twp., Pa. 

CHILDREN 

(103) Erancis Sheldon, b. Dec. 7th, 1848; d. April 3d. 

1909. 

(104) 3Iary Sheldon, b. Dec. 26th, 1851. 



HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

(103) FRANCIS SHELDON, son oi BQi'iiyter (31) and 
Lucy B. Sheldon. 
Born Dec. 7th, 1848; d. April 3d, 1909. 
Married Mary Eir/hv/y^ Feb. 15th, 1870. in Spring 
Twp., Pa. 

CHILDREN 

Clayton Sheldon, b. March 18th, 1874, in Spring- 

boro, Pa. 
Pearl Sheldon . b. Dec. 14th, 1877; m. Clitf McKay, 

Nov., 1911. 
Both living in Conneaiitville, Pa. 



(104) 31 ART SHELDON, daughter of Deruyter (31) 

and Lucy B. Sheldon. 
Born Dec. 26th, 1851. 
Married Joseph Thorn ton, Feb. 17th, 1876, in 

Springboro, Pa. 
Eesidence, Springboro, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

(105) Charles Thornton, b. Nov. 6th. 1877, in Spring- 

boro, Pa. 
Fred Thornton, b. April 23d, 1879: ni. Blanch 

Boyce, June 25th, 1907. 
May Thornton, b. July 13th, 1881. 



(105) CHARLES THORNTON, son of Mary (104) and 
Joseph Thornton. 
Born Nov. 6th, 1877. 

Married Marietta Beanum, May 30th, 1903. 
Residence, Springboro, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

Keith Thornton, b. 1905. 
Dorothy Thornton, b. 1907. 
Homer Thornton, b. 1909. 

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HISTORY O V T H E A\' It I (1 II T F A ]\r I L Y 

(32) THANKFVL SHELDON, daughter of Jerusha 
(15) and Arad Sheldon. 
Born 1835 ; d. Nov. 28th, 1865. aged 30 years. 
Married Bishop Hastes. 
Residence, Conneautville, Pa. 

CHILD 

Charles Hustes, b. March 12th, 1849; d. Nov. 26th. 

1857. 



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HISTORY OF TKE WRIGHT FAMILY 



Chapter V 



THE CHILDREN OF ANDREW WRIGHT (11). 

(16) ANDREW WRIGHT, son of Andrew (11) and 
Jernsha Wright. 

Born 1784, in Lenox, Mass.; died 1840, in Somer- 
set, N. Y. 

Married Almyra Pond, Nov. 14th, 1805, in Shore- 
ham, Vt. ; she died Nov., 1842. 

Residence, Somerset, Niagara Co., N. Y. 

CHILDREN 

(106) Vandemus Wright, b. 1806: d. March, 1848, in 

Somerset, N. Y. 

(107) Oman Pond Wright, b. May 17th. 1808; d. March 

11th, 1850, Wilson, N. Y. ' 
Almira Wright, m. Artiemus Wilder; died in 

Shoreham, Vt. 

Per Wright, d. in Shoreham, Vt., aged 2 years. 

Polly Wright, b. 1816; d. 1842. 

(108) Lucy Wright, d. March 14th, 1848, in Qiiincy, 

Michigan. 

(109) John W. Wright, b. 1831. 



Andrew Wright (16) lived first in Shoreham. 
Vt., and removed with his wife and children to 
Somerset, Niagara Co., N. Y., in 1836, where he 
died in 1840. His diary says there Avere fourteen 
children born to them, some of whom died in child- 
hood. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT F A M I I. Y 

(106) VANDEMUS WPdGIIT, son of Andrew (16) and 

Almyia P. AVright. 
Born 1806, in Shoreham, Vt. ; d. 1840, in Somerset, 

New^ York. 
Married Rosetta Stocking^ 183 — , in Somerset, 

New York. 
Residence, Somerset, N. Y, 

CHILDREN 

Verhdon Wright, b. 1839 ; d. about 1874. 
Ophelia Wright, b. about 1842. 
Deliza Wright, b. about 1845. 
Charles Wright, b. 1848. 



(107) ORNAN POND WRIGHT, son of Andrew (16) 

and Almj^ra P. Wright. 
Born May 17th, 1808, in Shoreham, Vt. ; d. March 

11th, 1850, in Wilson, N. Y. 
Married Phehe Ophelia Stocking, Nov. 10th, 1836, 

in Somerset, N. Y. 
Residence, Wilson, N. Y. 

4 

CHILDREN 

(110) Vincent Mathews Wright, b. Oct. 1st, 1837. 

Eugene Constant Wright, b. July 7th, 1839 ; d. Jan. 

21st, 1864. 
Helen Octavia Wright, b. March 30th, 1841 : d. Feb. 

26th, 1847. 
Oman Nathaniel Wright, b. April 3d, 1849; d. 
* June 24th, 1897. 



(Oman N. Wright married Laura Champe- 
nois, Oct. 25th, 1882, Newark, N. J. ; no children. ) 



92 



H I S T O K Y OF T H E AV R I G IT T F A M I I. Y 

(110) riNCRXT M. WRIGHT, son of Oman P. (107) 
and Phebe S. Wright. 
Born Oct. 1st, 1837, in Somerset, N. Y. 
Married Sarah Catherine Meeker, March 19th, 1808. 

in Newark, N. J. 
Residence, Newark, X. J. 

CHILDREN 

Edward Yincent Wright, b. Sept. 9th, 1864: d. 

July 25th, 1865. 
Louis Vincent Wright, b. Dec. 12th, 1867; d. July 

27th, 1873. 
Walter Belknaj) Wright, b. March 23d, 1870; d. 

May 19th, 1870. 
Alice Belknap WHght, b. Aug. 7th, 1873. 
Laura Leverich Wright, b. March 31st, 1881; m. 

Albert S. Case, April 29th, 1910. 



(108) LUCY WRIGHT, daughter of Andrew (16) and 
Almyra Wright. 

Born , in Shorehani, Vt.; died jSIarch 14th. 

1848, in Quincy, Mich. 
Married Harrison Mudge. 
Residence, Quincy, Mich. 

CHILDREN 

William Mudge, b. 1844; d. 1847, in Newfane, N. Y. 
(Ill) AdelheH Mudge, b. Sept. 24th, 1846, in Quijicy, 
Mich. 



(Ill) ADELBERT MUDGE, son of Lucy (108) and 

Harrison Mudge. 
Born Sept, 24th, 1846, in Quincy, Mich. 
Married Amy A. Fellows, April 16th, 1867, in 

Lockport, N. Y. 
Residence, Wilson, Niagara Co., N. Y. 

93 



II I S T O R Y OF T H 10 A^^ R I G IT T F A M I L Y 

CHILDREN 

(112) Lucy S. Mudrje, b. July Tth, 1868. in Newfane, Xew 

York. 

(113) William J. Mudge, b. May 18tli, 1870, in Adrian, 

Mich. 

(114) Bert A. Mndge, b. Dec. 8th, 1874, in Newfane, N. Y. 

(115) Fred A. Mndge, b. May 2d, 1878, in Wilson. 

(116) Edith M. Mudge, b. May 24th, 1881, in Wilson. 
Earnest F. Mudge, b. June 14th, 1889 ; d. Jan. 18th, 

1891. 
Clara Gertrude Mudge, b. Sept. 9th, 1891 ; unmar- 
ried. 



WAR RECORD 

Adelbert Mndge (111) served in the Civil War 
in Battery C, First Michigan Light Artillery. 
Went through Tennessee and Kentucky, and over 
Lookout Mountain with Gen. Sherman to the sea ; 
from Savannah through South Carolina and North 
Carolina, to Raleigh, when the war came to a close. 
Then marched to Washington and was sent to De- 
troit, Mich., where he was discharged, Maj'^ 22d, 
1865. 



(112) LUCY S. MUDGE, daughter of Adelbert (111) 

and Amy A. Mudge. 
Born July 7th, 1868, in Newfane, N. Y. 
Married Frank O. Kent, June 6th, 1902, in Wilson, 

New York. 
Residence, Boonville, Oneida Co., N. Y. 



Lucy S. Kent lost her sight when she was three 
years old. She attended the Batavia School for the 
Blind and graduated there, then graduated at the 



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HISTORY OF THE W R I O H T F A :M I L Y 

Lockport Conservatory of Music, and now has a 
class of twenty pupils in music. She does fine 
fancy work, and is as happy and contented as any 
one can be. Her husband is a blind musician, and 
they give a great many musicales. 



(113) WILLIAM J. MUDGE, son of Adelbert (111) 

and Amj' A. Mudge. 
Born May 18th, 1870, in Adrian, Mich. 
Married Myrtie Henderson^ Jan. 30th, 1895, in 

Lockport, N. Y. 
Residence, Wilson, N. Y. 

CHILD 

Ruth A. Mudge, b. July 31st, 1896. 



(114) BERT A. MUDGE, son of Adelbert (111) and 
A-vay A. Mudge. 
Born Dec. 8th, 1874, in Newfane, Niagara Co., N. Y. 
Married Cora B. Litchard. Nov. 21st, 1900, in Wil- 
son, X. Y, 
Residence, Wilson, N. Y. 

CHILDREN 

Florence L. Mudge, b. March 18th, 1902. 
Harold E. Mudge, b. Oct. 12th, 1903. 
Mildred G. Mudge, b. July 5th, 1907. 



(115) FRED A. MUDGE, son of Adelbert (111) and 
Amy A. Mudge. 
Born May 2d, 1878, in Wilson. N. Y. 
Married S. Ethel McGinnis, Feb. 7th, 1899. 
Residence, Wilson, N, Y. 

CHILDREN 

Mahel E. Mudge, b. Feb. 12th. 1902. 
Leonard E. Mudge, b. Dec. 25th, 1903. 

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HISTORY or THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

(116) EDITH M. MUDGE, daughter of Adelbert (111) 
and Amy A. Mudge. 

Born May 24th, 1881, in Wilson, N. Y. 

Married Fred L. Shoidtz, Sept. 18th, 1901, in Wil- 
son, N. Y. 

Residence, Wilson, N. Y. 

CHILDREjST 

Clijford L. Shoidtz, b. Nov. 4th, 1902. 
Frances A. Shoultz, b. March 28th. 1904. 
Clarence W. Shoultz^ b. March 21st, 1911. 



(109) JOHN W. ^Y RIGHT, son of Andrew (16) and 

Almyra Wright. 
Born 1831, in Shoreham, Vt. 
Married (first) Hannah Maria Dauchy, Jan. 10th, 

1856. She died April 30th, 1860. 
Married (second) Arminda Bowman,, Nov. 29th, 

1860. She died Aug. 4th, 1878. 
Married (third) Jane Elvira Sloan, May 21st, 1882. 

She died April 26th, 1908. 
Residence, Springboro, Pa. 

CHILD or JOHN W. (109) AND H. MARIA WRIGHT 

(117) Carij William Wright, b. Nov. 20th, 1856. 

CHILDREN OF JOHN W. (109) AND ARMINDA B. WRIGHT 

Eva M. Wright, b. Oct. 19th, 1861 ; d. April 23d, 

1890. 
Charles Vincent Wright, h. Nov. 9th, 1866; d. Aug. 

16th, 1868. 

(118) Andrew Pitt Wright, b. May 18th, 1870; d. Jan. 

25th, 1910, in Galesburg, 111. 
Oman Vandemus Wright, b. May, 1878; d. May, 
1878. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

(117) CABT W. WEIGHT, son of John W. (109) and 

H. Maria Wright. 
Born Nov. 20th, 1856, in Springboro. Pa. 
Married Adda A. Sheldoii, Sept. 25th, 1879, in 

Springboro, Pa. 
Residence, Topeka, Kans. 

CHILDREN 

TJarry Butte Wright, b. Aug. 12th, 1880, in Spring- 
boro, Pa. 

John Sheldon Wnght, b. Feb. 22d, 1883, in Topeka, 
Kansas. 

Bessie Maria Wright, b. Oct. 13th, 1885, in Topeka, 
Kansas. 

Hervey WiJhur Wright, h. Sept. 3d, 1897, in To- 
peka, Kans. 



The children of Cary W. (117) Wright mar- 
ried as folloAvs: 

Harry B. Wright, m. Minnie Chamberlain, 
June 10th, 1907. Resides in Topeka, Kans. 

John S. Wright, M.D., m. Jessie Holmes, Dec. 
24th, 1910. Resides in Pleasanton, Kans. 

Bessie J/. Wright m. Samuel E. Gillman, M.D., 
Dec. 27th, 1905. Resides in Topeka, Kans. 



(118) ANDh'IJW P. WRIGHT, scm of John W. (109) 
and Arminda Wright. 

Born May 18th, 1870, in Springboro, Pa.: dic(l 
Jan. 25th, 1910, in Galesburg, 111. 

Married Carrie L. Trout, Aug. 25th, 1898, in Ab- 
ingdon, 111. 

Residence, Galesburg, 111. 

Residence of widow, Abingdon, 111. 

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HISTORY or T 11 E W R I G II T TAMIL Y 
CHILDREN 

Willicom, Andrew Wright^ b. March 19th, 1899. 
Loyde Alexander Wright, b. Nov. 30th, 1902. 
Cecil DeForrest Wright, b. Oct. 29th, 1904. 



Andrew F. Wright (118) was a well known 
and popular resident of Galesbiirg; was an elec- 
trician and constructed the overhead work for the 
People's Traction Company when the line was built 
to Abingdon. He had lived in Galesburg for fifteen 
years, and had many friends there. 



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HISTORY OF THE AV R I G H T FAMILY 



Chapter VI 



THE CHILDREN OF AXDEEAV WRIGHT (11) 

(17) ELIZABETH ^V RIGHT, daughter of Andrew 

(11) and Jerusha Wright. 
Born March dth, 1785, in Lenox, Mass. ; died Sept. 

28th, 1871, in Shoreham, Vt. 
Married Joseph Treadway, Dec. 24:th. 1802, in 

Shoreham, Vt. 
Residence, Shoreham, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

Hannah Treadway, b. Aug. 9th, 1804; d. Jan. 21st. 
1822. 

(119) Lora Treadwaij, b. March 24th, 1806; d. July, 1889. 

(120) Betsey Treadway, b. Feb. 10th, 1808: d. April 25th, 

1884. 

(121) Lewis Treadway, b. Aug. 8th, 1809: d. Oct. 29th. 

1882. 

(122) Jerusha Treadway, b. May 13th, 1811; d. Aug. 5th, 

1847. 

(123) Polly Treadway, b. Dec. ISth, 1812; d. Aug. 11th. 

1896. 

(124) Elvira Treadway, b. Oct. 10th. 1814: d. Feb. 2.->tli. 

1856. 

(125) Joanne Treadway, b. Nov. 16th, 1816: d. Dec. 4th. 

1896. 

(126) Joseph Treadway, b. Nov. 24th, 1818: d. May 24th. 

1904. 

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HISTORY OF T IT K AV R I G H T FAMILY 

(127) Lorain Treadway, b. Oct. 17th, 1820: d. March 5th, 

1889. 
Hannah Tread way (II), born April 19th, 1822; 

d. May 30th, 1905. 
(Son) Treadway, b. Feb. 29th, 1824; d. March 2d, 

1824. 

(128) Jennette R. Treadway, b. June 26th, 1825. 
Sera'ph Tread way, b.' Oct. 2d. 1827; d. Oct. 28th, 

1842. 

(129) Andrew Bolivar^ Treadway^ b. Aug. 1st, 1829; d. 

April 29th, 1877. 



EUzaheth Wright Treadway (17) was famili- 
arly called "Aunt Betsey,'' and was a woman of 
much force of character, bringing up her large fam- 
ily to become useful citizens. In her old age she 
related many stories of the early days, when the 
country was new. She told how her father, An- 
drew, went to Pittsford horseback, to get some lit- 
tle pigs, bringing them home in his saddle-bags, 
one on each side of the horse, and that the children 
had to "watch out," so the bears would not steal 
them out of the log pig-pen. 



(119) LOR A TREADWAY, daughter of Elizabeth. (17) 
and Joseph Treadway. 

Born March 24th, 1806; died July, 1889, in Shore- 
ham, Vt. 

Married Ti/Ier Stickney, March 13th, 1828. He 
died Feb., 1882. 

Residence, Shoreham, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

(130) Ju?ius Tyler Sfickney, b. March 2d. 1829; d. April 

2Gth, 1906. 

(131) Lora Eluthera SHrkney, b. Aug. 2d, 1830. 

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HISTORY OF T IT E A\' R I G H T F A M I I. Y 

(i:3-_>) William Wirt SticAmey, b. Jan. 30th, 1832; d. May 
27th, 1907. 
i:nhnia Sfickney, b. Oct. 27th, 1834; d. Xov. 6th, 

1888. 
Joseph Tread way Stickney^ b. July 28th, 1835; d. 
March 9th, 1863. 
(133) Charles Carroll Stickney, b. May 1st, 1837; d. Oct. 

30th, 1901. 
(13-1:) John Quincy Sfickney, b. Jan., 1839. 

(135) JIary Elisahefh Sfickney, b. March 13th, 1841. 
Seraph A. Sfickney, b. Xov. 8th, 1843 ; d. . (No 

date of death.) 

(136) Edgar Eugene Sfickney, b. Oct., 1845: d. Dec. 5th, 

1893. 

(137) Mallory Xapoleon Sfickney, b. March 5th, 1847: 

d. June 18th, 1882. 



(130) JULIUS T. STICKNEY, son of Lora (119) and 

Tyler Stickney. 
Born March 2d, 1829: died April 26th. 1906, in 

A\lieeler, N. Y. 
Married (first) Eliza Aulls, May 10th, 1857: she 

died April 1st, 1875. 
Married (second) Minerva Brown, June, 1876, of 

A^Tiiting, Vt. 
Residence, "\Mieeler, X. Y. 

nilLDREX OF JULIUS T. (130) AND ELIZA A. STICKNEY. 

Tyler E. Stickney, b. Feb. 13th, 1858: m. Ella 
Coats, Xov. 25th, 1891. 

(138) Timothy Stickney, b. June 1st, 1859. 

( 139) Cora Stickney, b. Aug. 28th, 1860. 

Joseph Tread way Stickney, b. May 10th, 1862: d. 
March 9th, 1863. 

(140) Edgar E. Stickney, b. Aug. 18th, 1863. 

Kate Aulls Stickney, b. Xov. 9th, 1864: d. Oct. 23d, 
1865. 

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H I S T O K Y O F T H p: AA" RIGHT FAMILY 

(141) Julius Stichney, b. April 3d, 1866. 

(142) Thomas D. Stickney, b. Oct. 16th, 1867. 
Kathryn M. Stickney^ b. May 7th, 1869; m. E. A. 

Perkins, June 14th, 1899. 

(143) Seraph A. Stick/my, b. Sept. 1st, 1870. 
Emma A. Stickney, b. Jan. 10th, 1872. 

(144) Carrie B. Stickney, b. Mar. 10th, 1874; d. Oct. 1st, 

1907. 
Eliza Aulls Stickney, b. March 7th, 1875 ; d. Nov. 
12th, 1889. 

CHILD OF JULIUS T. (130) AND MINERVA B. STICKNEY 

Howard Stiekney^ b. Nov. 22d, 1879. 



(138) TIMOTHY STICKNEY, son of Julius T. (130) 
and Eliza A. Stickney. 
Born June 1st, 1859. 
Married Anna Foster, March 22d, 1884. 
Residence, Prattsburg, N. Y. 

CHILDREN 

San D. Stickney, b. Aug. 28th, 1885. 
Millicent Stickney, b. July 28th, 1887. 



(139) CORA STICKNEY. daughter of Julius T. (130) 
and Eliza A. Stickney. 
Born Aug. 28th, 1860. 
Married Will Leivis, Aug. 6th, 1885. 
Residence, Prattsburg, N. Y. 

CHILDREN 

Eliza E. Lewis, b. Feb. 6th, 1897. 
Laurence S. Leiuis, b. Oct. 25th, 1892. 

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HISTORY OF T H E W RIGHT F A INI I L Y 

(140) EDGAR E. STK'KXEY, son of Julius T. (130) 
and Eliza A. Stickney. 
Born Aug. 18th, 1863. 
Married Flora Taylor, Oct. 13tli, 1889. 
Residence, AMieeler, X. Y. 

CHILD 

Alice E. Sticl-i,e>/, b. Dec. 26th, 1891. 



(Ul) ./C/Z/^.^ .Sr/6'AA7i'J^ son of Julius T. (130) and 
Eliza A. Stickney. 
Born April 3d, 1866. 
Married Lottie Dciritt, March 22d. 1899. 
Residence, Wheeler, X. Y. 

CHILDREN 

Julius Dewitt Stickney, b. Dec. 16th, 1899. 
Kenneth Pa^dding Stickney, b. April 1st, 1906. 



(142) THOMAS D. STICKNEY, son of Julius T. (130) 

and Eliza A. Stickney. 
Born Oct. 16th, 1867. 
Married Edith Gardiner, Dec. 3d, 1898; she died 

Oct. 21st, 1904. 
Residence, "Wheeler, X. Y. 

CHILD 

Bernice Gardiner Stickney, b. April 5th, 1900. 



(143) SERAPH A. STICKNEY, daughter of Julius T. 
(130) and Eliza A. Stickney. 
Born Sept. 1st, 1870. 
Married Sim Bailey, May, 1901. 
Residence, Wheeler, X. Y. 

CHILD 

Joseph Treadway Bailey, b. Sept. 19th, 1907. 
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H I S T O R Y (1 F T II E A^' K T (J H T F A M I I. Y 

(144) CARRIE B. STICKNEY, daughter of Julius T. 
(130) and Eliza A. Stickney. 
Born March 10th, 1874. 
Married WiU Chamherlain, Oct. 27th, 1898. 
Residence, Kanona, N. Y. 

CHILDREN 

JosefTi Stichney Chamherlaii}, b. Aug. 28th, 1899. 
William H. Chamherkiin., b. Jan. IGth, 1901. 
Julius Joslin ChamJjerlam^ b. May 30th, 1902. 
Melissa Chaniherlain, b. May 27th. 1903. 



(131) LOR A E. SriCKNEl\ daughter of Lora (119) 
and Tyler Stickney. 
Born Aug. 2d, 1830, in Shortham. Vt. 
Married John Preston^ Feb. 2d, 1859. 
Residence, Whiting, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

Lora E. Preston, b. Oct. 10th, 1863; d. Sept. 22d, 

1887, m Leicester, Vt. 
William Preston, b. July 5th, 1872; d. Mar. 19th. 

1884, in Leicester, Vt. 



(132) WILLIAM WIRT STKKNEY, son of Lora 

(119) and Tyler Stickney. 
Born Jan. 30th, 1832, in Shoreham, Vt.; d. Uax 

27th, 1907, in Lapeer, Mich. 
Married Georgiana At wood, Aug. 20th, 185G; she 

died Feb. 18th, 1906. 
Residence, Lapeer, Mich. 

CHILDREN 

(145) Lora Lovicy Stickney, b. Aug. 4th, 1857. 

(146) David Cutting Stickney, b. Sept. 10th, 1859. 
Parker Tyler Stickney, b. Dec. 3d, 1861 ; m. Xanc\ 

Bessy, Jan. 31st, 1887; no children, 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

William Wirt Stickney (132) was educated in the 
common schools and Newton Academy, Shoreham, Vt., 
his native place, and afterwards attended the academies 
in Bakersfield and Brandon, Vt. He commenced the 
study of law in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., in 1854, graduating 
in 1855. 

He then went to a law school in Poland, Ohio, and 
in June, 1856, was admitted to the bar at Flint, Mich, 
Locating in Lapeer, he continued in active practice initil 
elected Circuit Judge in 1881, which office he held until 
1888, when he again resumed active practice. 

He held several other offices, the gift of the people, 
which he filled with ability and strict fidelity to the trust 
reposed in him. Judge Stickney was a congenial com- 
panion and an entertaining host. His presence and per- 
sonality were attractive; and his quiet dignity and gentle- 
ness warmly endeared him to his intimate associates. 

He was a lover of home, and for half a century his 
]:)ath took him through the same gate. It can truly be said 
of him that : 

"His life was gentle, and the elements so mixed 
in him 
That Nature might stand up and say to all the 
world 'This was a man.' " 

His was a peaceful end. "Like one who wraps the 
drapery of his couch about him, and lies down to pleas- 
ant dreams.*' 



(145) LOR A L. STICKNEY, daughter of ^\. \\\\{ 
(132) and Georgiana A. Stickney. 
Born Aug. 4th, 1857, in Lapeer, Mich. 
Married /. B. Johnson, May 11th, 1881. 
Residence, Lapeer, Mich. 

CHILD 

Ben Erie Johnson, b. Oct. IDth. 1886. 
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HISTORY O F T TT E A\' It I O II T F A :\[ T I. Y 

(140) DAY ID C. STICKNEY, son of W. Wirt (132) 
and Georgiana Stickney. 
Bom Sept. 10th, 1850, in Lapeer, Mich. 
Married Julia Bennett, Jan. 11th, 1883. 
Residence, Lapeer, Mich. 

CHILDREN 

Bradley William Stickney^ b. Apr. Tth, 1885; m. 

Valesha A. Maynard, Apr. 2Tth, 1910. 
Gale Atwood Stickney. b. Dec. 31st, 1886. 



(133) C. CARROLL STICKNEY. son of Lora (119) 
and Tyler Stickney. 
Born May 1st, 183T: died Oct. 30th, 1901. 
Married Jidia Squires, March 6th, 1872. 

CHILDREN 

Dora J. Stickney, b. April 10th, 1873; m. Fred 

Allen, Nov. 24th, 1909. 
Madge M. Stickney, b. Jan. 3d, 1875. 
Charles C. Stickney, b. Nov. 25th, 1876. 
(147) Mallory J. Stickney, b. Jan. 12th, 1879. 

John R. Stickney, b. Mm: 19th, 1881 ; m. May Eliz- 
abeth Wright, Dec. 26th, 1907 : no children. 
Grace E. Stickney, b. Feb. 25th, 1883. 
Wesley E. Stickney. b. Jan. 27th, 1888. 
Elden A. Stickney. b. Jan. 27th, 1891. 



(147) MALLORY J. STICKNEY. son of C. Carroll 
(133) and Julia S. Stickney. 
Born Jan. 12th, 1879. 
Married Margeret Flaherty, April 22d, 1908. 

CHILD 

Julia Cecilia Stickney, b. April 19th, 1909. 
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H I S T O K Y O F T II E WRIGHT F A :M I L Y 

(134) JOHN Q. STICKNEY, son of Lora (119) and 
Tyler Stickne3^ 
Born January, 1839. 

Married JuJ'uu dauii'hter of Win. Baldwin. 
Residence, AVhiting, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

May Emma Stiekney^ b. Sept. 25tli, 1871; d. July 

6th, 1876. 
Edith Julia Stickney^ b. March 21st, 1874. 
John Merwin Stiekney, b. June 25th, 1876: m. 

Frances Mason, May 7th, 1902. 



(135) MARY ELIZABETH STICKNEY, daughter of 
Lora (119) and Tyler Stickney. 
Born March 13th, 1841. 
Married Charlies W. Cox, Sept., 1863. 
Residence, Lapeer, Mich. 

CHILDREN 

(148) Lizzie Cox, b. Dec. 21st, 1864. 

(149) Lora E. Cox, b. Dec. 26th, 1867; d. May 10th, 1895. 
Ida May Cox, b. Oct. 10th, 1869. 

(150) Chat-les S. Cox, b. Nov. 24th, 1870. 

Edgar J. Cox, b. Jan. 4th, 1873; m. Anna AVil- 

liams, Sept, 3d, 1902; she died Aug., 1905. 
Emma Cox, b. Feb. 18th, 1875. 
Joseph M. Cox, b. June 7th, 1877. 

(151) Anna Cox, b. Oct. 19th, 1879. 

(152) Bessie Cox, b. Aug. 8th, 1881. 



(148) LIZZIE COX, daughter of M. Elizabeth (135) 
and Charles W. Cox. 
Born Dec. 21st, 1864. 

Married Carroll Huhhard, Feb. 14th. 1888. 
Residence, Whiting, Vt. 

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TT I S T O R Y or THE AV R I G H T T A IM I L Y 

CHILDREN 

Emma Huhhard, b. April 18th, 1889; d. July 24th, 

1910. 
Harold Huhhard, b. Nov. 29th, 1890. 
Helen Huhhard, b. Nov. 29th, 1890. 
Curtice Hubbard, b. June 10th, 1893 : d. Feb. 6th, 

1895. 
Lora Hubbard, h. Aug. 21st, 1896, 
Edgar HuUard, b. Sept. 28th, 1897; d. Aug. 25th, 

1903. 
Dorothy Hubbard, b. Jan. 10th, 1901; d. Sept. 27th, 

1901. 
Catherine Hubbard, b. Julv 31st, 1905. 



(149) LORA E. COX, daughter of M. Elizabeth (135) 
and Charles W. Cox. 
Born Dec. 26th, 1867; d. May 10th, 1895. 
Married Lorenzo Higley, Jan. 21st, 1892. 
Residence, Valparaiso, Ind. 

CHILD 

Lora Higley, b. May 1st, 1895 ; d. Sept. 26th, 1895. 



(150) CHARLES S. COX, son of M. Elizabeth (135) 
and Charles W. Cox. 
Born Nov. 24th, 1870. 
Married Eva Lee, Aug. 24th, 1899. 
Residence, Lapeer, Mich. 

CHILDREN 

Mallory Cox, b. April 30th, 1900. 
Dorothy Cox, b. Sept. 1st, 1904. 

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HISTORY OF THE ^\• RIGHT FAMILY 

(151) AiYNA COX, daughter of M. Elizabeth (135) 
and Charles W. Cox. 
Born Oct. 19th, 1879. 
Married Lorenzo Higley, Oct. 21st, 1898, 
Residence, Valparaiso, Ind. 

CHILDREN 

Earnest Higley, b.'Oct. 21st, 1903. 
Cm-roll Higley, b. June 14th. 1906. 



(152) BESSIE COX, daughter of M. Elizabeth (135) 
and Charles W. Cox. 
Born Aug. 8th, 1881. 
Married Frank Green, Oct. 25th. 1904. 
Residence, Flint, Mich. 

CHILDREN 

Elizabeth Green, b. Dec. 19th, 190G. 
Edward James Green, b. Oct. 19th, 1908. 
Marion Irene Green, b. May 22d, 1910. 



(13G) EDGAR E. STICKXEY, son of Lora (119) and 
Tyler Stickney. 
Born October, 1845 ; d. Dec. 5th, 1893. 
Married Edith, daughter of German Cutting, Dec, 

1877. 
Residence, Shoreham, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

Corinna E. Stickney, b. Sept. 21st, 1879. 
Prudence L. Stir-kney, b. May 13t]i, 1882. 
. Ida D. Stickney, b. Dec. 5th, 1883. 

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II I S TORY OF THE A\' R I G H T F A :M I L Y 

(137) MALLORY N. STICKNEY, son of Lora (110) 

and Tyler Stickne_y. 
Born Mar 5th, 184?"; d. June 18th, 1882. 
Married Affia Wilson, Sept., 1881; she died Oct. 

28th, 1883. 

CHILD 

Mallory N. Sticl-ney, b. Oct. 1st, 1882. Kesidence. 
Missoula, Mont. 



(120) BETSEY T HEADWAY, daughter of Elizabeth 

(17) and Joseph Treadway. 
Born Feb. 10th, 1808, in Shoreham, Vt.: d. April 

25th, 1884. 
Married Charles Rich, March 18th, 1827; he died 

July 16th, 1872. 

CHILDREN 

Blary Elizabeth Rich, b. Feb. 21st, 1829; d. Aug. 

16th, 1847. 
Charles Napoleon Rich, b. Aug. 28th, 1830; d. Sept. 

3d, 1847. 
Mary Jennette Rich, b. July 10th, 1851; d. Nov. 

27th, 1864. 



(121) Z^'TF/^ri?^J[Z>TF^r, son of Elizabeth (17) and 

Joseph Treadway. 
Born Aug. 8th, 1809; d. Oct. 29th, 1882. 
Married Mary Wilson, Oct., 1860; she died Sept. 

4th, 1871. 
Kesidence, Shoreham, Yt. 

CHILDREN 

(153) Josej^h Holt Treadway, b. July 10th, 1862; d. Aug. 

31st, 1895. 

(154) William Leims Treadway, b. Sept. 6th, 1863. 
George Treadway, died in infancy. 

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HISTORY () F T H E A\' U T (i H T F A M I I. V 

(153) ./. H0L7' TREADWAl', son of Lewis (1-Jl) and 

Mary W. Treadway. 
Born July 10th, 1862, in Shoreham, Vt. : d. Aug. 

31st, 1895. 
Married Alice M. Walker, Dec. 14th, 1882; she died 

Nov., 1893. 
Residence, Shoreham, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

William L. Treadway, b. Sept. 25th, 1883. 

Hubert Arthur Treadway, b. June 22d, 1885. 

Mary Alice Treadway, b. Oct. 15th, 1890: m. Ed- 
win E. Baldwin, Xov. 16th, 1910; Shoreham, 
Vermont. 



(154) WILLIAM L. TREADWAY, son of Lewis (121) 

and Mary Treadway. 
Born Sept. 6th, 1863, in Shoreham, Vt. 
Married Flora E. Birchard, Oct. 10th, 1883; she 

died May 4th, 1886. 
Residence, Shoreham, Vt. 

CHILD 

Guy Birchard Treadway, b. Jul}' 19th, 1884. Res- 
idence, Shoreham, Vt. 



(122) J E RUSH A TREADWAY. daughter of Elizabeth 
(17) and Joseph Treadway. 
Born May 13th, 1811, in Shoreham. Vt.; died Aug. 

5th, 1847. 
Married John Rich, Feb. 28th, 1839. 

CHILDREN 

John Tyler Rich, b. April 21st, 1841. 

Edgar Rirh. b. July 20th. 1844; d. Ai)ril 1st. 1847. 

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HISTORY OF THE W R I O H T FAMILY 

JOHN TYLER RICH, son of Jerusha (122) and 

John Rich. 
Born April 21st, 1841. 
Married Lncretia M. Winship, March 12th. 1863: 

no children; she died May 21st, 1912, in Elba, 

Michigan. 
Residence, Elba, Mich. 
John T. Rich was the Governor of Michigan for 

two terms. 



(123) POLLY TREADWAY, daughter of Elizabeth 

(17) and Joseph Treadway. 
Born Dec. 18th, 1812, in Shoreham, Vt.; d. Aug. 

11th, 1896. 
Married Thomas Slayton, Sept., 1897 ; no children. 



(124) ELVIRA TREADWAY, daughter of Elizabeth 
(17) and Joseph Treadwa3^ 
Born October 10th, 1814, in Shoreham, Vt. ; d. Feb. 

25th, 1856. 
Married Thomas Slay ton, Nov., 1840. 
Residence, Elba, Lapeer Co., Mich. 

CHILDREN 

(155) Eugene Treadway Slaytov, b. April 20th, 1843. 

(156) Laura Elizaheth Slay ton, b. July 12th, 1850. 



(155) EUGENE T.SLAYTON,^onoiYA\\Y?i (124) and 
Thomas Slayton. 
Born April 20th, 1843. 
Married Jidia Abbott, Oct. 10th, 1866. 
Residence, Lapeer, Mich. 

CHILDREN 

(157) Lucius Gary Slayton, b. Dec. 31st, 1872. 

(158) Mabel Elizabeth Slayton, b. Aug. 12th, 1875. 

(159) Martha Lamb Slayton, b. Oct. 31st, 1879. 

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HISTORY () V T H E W RIGHT F A >[ I L Y 

(157) LUCIUS C. SLAY TON, son of P:ugene T. (loa) 

and Julia A. Slayton. 
Born Dec. 31st, 1872. 
Married Kate Agnes Whitman, Auo-. lltli, ISOfi, of 

Detroit, Mich. 
Residence, West Haven, Conn. 

CHILDREN 

Harry Whitman Slayton, b. Jan. 3d, 1898, in De- 
troit, Mich. 

Eric Randolph Slayton, b. Sept. 1st, 1901. in West 
Haven, Conn. 

Cecelia Grace Slayton, b. Aug;. 3d, 1904. hi AVest 
Haven, Conn. 

Janet Ahhott Slayton, b. Nov. 2d, 1911, in West 
Haven, Conn. 



(158) MABEL E. SLAYTON, dauo-hter of Euorene T. 
(155) and Julia A. Slayton. 
Born Aug. 12th, 1875. 

Married Harry Demorest, June 27th, 1900, in La- 
peer, Mich. 
Residence, Flint, Mich. 

CHILDREN 

George Eugene Demorest, b. April ISth, 1901. in 

Flint, Mich. 
Jack Slayton Demorest, b. June 13th, 190G, in 

Flint, Mich. 
Max Harrison Demorest, b. Feb. 19th, 1910, in 

Flint, Mich. 



(159) MARTHA L. SLAYTON, daughter of Eugene T. 
(155) and Julia Slayton. 
Born Oct. 31st, 1879. 
Married D. Leon Schiieneman, Aug. 17th, 1899, in 

Lapeer, Mich. 
Residence, Lapeer, Mich. 
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TI I 8 T () K Y O F T II E W It I G II T F A M I I. Y 

CHILDREN 

Helen Lovue Schueneman^ b. April 29th, 1902, in 

Hunters Creek, Mich. 
Sarah EJinaheth Srhiieriemav.h. March 1st, 1905. in 

Hunters Creek, Mich. 



(156) LAUBA E. SLAY TON, daughter of Elvira (124) 
and Thomas Slayton, 
Born July 12th, 1850, in Elba, Lapeer Co., Mich. 
Married /. Rollin Johnson, Nov. 17th, 1873. 
Residence, Lapeer, Mich. 

CHILDREN 

(160) Jennette E. Johnson, b. Dec. 12th, 1875, in Lapeer. 
Michigan. 
Chester Rich Johnso)*, b. Jan. 8th, 1881; d. Dec. 
31st, 1904. 



(160) JENNETTE E. JOHNSON, daughter of Laura 
E. (''Lizzie") (156) and J. Rollin Johnson. 
Born Dec. 12th, 1875. 

Married Richard D. Vail, Sept. 23d. 1903. 
Residence, Lapeer, Mich. 

CHILDREN 

Chester Richard Vail, b. Oct. 26th, 1904. 
Dorothy Vail, b. April 5th, 1906. 



(125) JOANNE TREADWAY, daughter of Elizabeth 
(17) and Joseph TreadAvay. 
Born Nov. 16th, 1816 ; d. Dec. 4th, 1896. 
Married James Thompson, Oct. 20th, 1842; he died 
in 1861. 

CHILD 

(161) Edicin Lewis Thompson, b. Jan. 17th, 1845. 

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HISTORY OF THE ^\' H 1 V. 11 T 



(IGl) EDWIN LEWIS THOMPSON, son of Joanne 
(125) and James Thompson. 
Born Jan. 17th, 1845. 
Married J alia M. Piper, Nov. 3d, 1869. 
Residence, Walkersville, Ontario. 

CHILDREN 

Anna Thompson, b. Aug. 7th, 1870; m. George C. 

King, Detroit, Mich., June 20th, 1905. 
Vinnie Piper Thompson, b. Sept. 24th, 1874; d. 

April 8th, 1890. 
A son, b. Sept. 29th, 1872; d. in infancy. 
(162) Mabel Thompson, b. Oct. 10th, 1876, 



(162) MABEL THOMPSON, daughter of Edwin L. 
(161) and Julia M. Thompson. 
Born Oct. 10th, 1876. 

Married William M. Grant, June 1st, 1907. 
Residence, Walkersville, Ontario. 

CHILDREN 

Anna Thompson Grant, b. Dec. 17th. 1908. 
A son, b. Sept. 13th, 1911. 



(126) JOSEPH TREADWAY, son of Elizabeth (17) 

and Josei:)h Treadwa}^ 
Born Xov. 24th, 1818; cl. May 24th, 1904. 
Married Mary Reeser, Oct. 14th, 1849, at Elba. 

Mich.; she died Dec. lOtli, 1910. 
Residence, Elba, Mich. 

CHILDREN 

(All born in Elba, Mich.) 

(163) Mary Elizaheth Trcadicay, b. April 18th, 1851. 

( 164) William Lewis Treadway, b. Aug. 14th, 1852. 
Andrew Treadway, b. April 7th, 1856; d. March 

13th, 1861. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT F A M I I. Y 

Thomas Treadway, b. March 2d, 1859; d. Feb. 26th, 
1864. 

(165) PoUy Treadway, b. March 2d, 1859. 

John Treadumy, b. Apr. 11th, 1861; d. March 5th, 
1864. 

(166) Lora Belle Treadway, b. Nov. 29th, 1863. 

(167) Janet Jane Treadway, b. Nov. 27th, 1867. 

(168) Hannah Treadtuay^ b. Jan. 8th, 1873. 



(163) MARY E. TREAD WAY, daughter of Joseph 
(126) and Mary Treadway. 
Born April 18th, 1851; died March, 1911, in Vas- 

sar, Mich. 
Married Norton Rowland, March 18th, 1880. 

CHILDREN 

(169) Blanche Mary Rowland, b. Sept. 25th, 1881. in 

Vassar, Mich. 
Joseph Willard Roivland, b. May 20th. 1885, in 

Vassar, Mich. 
Infatit Rowland, b. Mar. 18th, 1888; d. May 5th, 

1888. 



(169) BLANCHE M. ROWLAND, daughter of M. Eliz- 
abeth (163) and Norton Rowland. 
Born Sept. 25th, 1881. 
Married Almon Frost Perry, June 7th, 1905, in 

Vassar, Mich. 
Residence, Vassar, Mich. 

CHILDREN 

Rnth E. Perry, b. Mar. 21st, 1906, in Vassar, Mich. 
Rowland Perry, b. March 31st, 1907, in Vassar, 

Michigan. 
Lucy Ann Perry, b. July 14th, 1908; d. Oct. 29th, 

1908. 
Howard Burt Perry. 

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H I S T O i; Y OK THE W R I G H T F A M I I. Y 

(164) WILLIAM L. TREADWAY, son of Joseph (120) 
and Mary Treadway. 
Born Aug/l4tli, 1852. 

Married Ada Bissell, Dec. 23d, 1896, in Elba, Mich. 
Residence, Elba, Mich. 

CHILD 

Lucille Treadway^ b. March 3d, 1903. 



(165) P6>ZZr7'/?£^.4Z>ir^:j% daughter of Joseph (126) 
and Mary Treadwa3\ 
Born March 2d, 1859. 
Married Jos&ph Willard, May 20th, 1885. 
Residence, Elba, Mich. 

CHILD 

Irma Julia Willard, b. Aug. 3d, 1890, in Green- 
bush, Alcona Co., Mich. 



(166) LOR A B. TREADWAY, daughter of Joseph 
(126) and Mary Treadway. 
Born Nov. 29th, 1863. 

Married John A. Rogers, Oct. 10th, 1893. in Chi- 
cago, 111. ; he died April 18th, 1912. 
Residence, Elba, Mich. 

CHILD 

Mary Elizaheth Rogers, b. Oct. 24th, 1894, in Elba 
Center, Mich. 



(167) JANET J. TREADWAY, daughter of Joseph 
(126) and Mary Treadway. 
Born Nov. 2Tth, 1867. 
Married (first) Albert D. Burt, Oct. 13th. 1887: 

(second) Arthur Adams. 
Residence, Elba, Mich. 

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HISTORY O r 'r H E W It I G II T FA 31 I I. Y 
CHILDREN 

Ira Burt, b. Dec. 26th, 1888; d. July 11th, 1908. 
Nellie Burt, b. Sept. 30th, 1890; m. Dr. Frank 
Weideman, Oct. 30th, 1911. Residence, Port 
Hope, Mich. 
(170) Lottie Burt, b. Oct. 2d, 1892. 
Joseph Burt. 



(170) LOTTIE BURT, daughter of Janet J. (167) and 
Albert D. Burt. 
Born Oct. 2d, 1892. 

Married Lifnian Burtram, Sept. 22d, 1909. 
Residence, Millet, Mich. 

CHILD 

Russel Burtram, b. June Gth, 1911. 



(168) HANNAH TBEADWAY, daughter of Joseph 
(126) and Mary'Treadway. 
Born January 8th, 1873. 
Married Wirt Winship, Nov. 4th, 1896. 
Residence, Elba, Mich. 

CHILDREN 

Mary Lucretia Winship, b. Nov. -tth, 1897, in Elba, 

Michigan. 
Jerusha Treadway Wiuship, b. July 2d, 1901, in 

Elba, Mich. 
Dorothy Winship, b. July 22d, 1903, in Elba, Mich. 
John Wirt Winship, h. Sept. 13th, 1909, in Elba, 

Michigan. 



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(127) LORAIX TREADWAY, daughter of Elizabeth 
(17) and Joseph Treadway. 
Born Oct. 17th, 1820 ; d. March 5th, 1880. 
Married Elisha Rich, March 24th, 1847: he died 

June 5th, 1888. 
Residence, Sudbury, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

Ellen L. Rich, b. Aug. 19th, 1848; ni. Frank (^ihec. 
Nov. 27th, 1877. 

Alma E. Rich, b. April 2d, 1852; ni. Roscoe Saw- 
yer, Nov. 18th, 1874. 

Lora Jennette Rich, b. April 22d, 185G; m. Iloscoe 
Sanders, May 22d. 1901. 

Sara Joan Rich, b. May 25th, 1862: m. Cory don T. 
Ressigue, March 27th. 1895. 



(128) JENNETTE R. TREADWAY, daughter of Eliz- 
abeth (17) and Joseph Treadway. 

Born June 26th, 1825. 

Married (first) Alonzo Robinson, June 3d. 1846; 
he died Jan., 1848, in Shoreham. Vt. ; (second) 
Jonathan Mason, March 18th, 1855. 

CHILD or JENNETTE (128) AND ALOKZO ROBINSON 

(171) John Robinson, b. July 15th, 1847, in Shoreham, 

Vermont. 

CHILDREN OF JENNETTE (128) AND JONATHAN MASON 

Johii Jay Mason, b. April, 1856. 

Mary Elizaheth Mason, b. 1858; ni. Bartlett. 

Mendota, 111. 

(172) Joseph Treadway Mason, b. April 30th, 1860. 

(173) Emma Stickney Mason, b. 1862. 
JIarry Mason, b. 1869. 

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HISTORY (> 1' T HE AV R I G II T T' A M I I. Y 

(171) JOHN BOBINSON, son oi JennetteB. (128) and 
Alonzo Robinson. 
Bom July 15th, 184T. 
Married Isahelle Atkins; she died April 2d, 1910. 

CHILD 

Charles A. Rohinson, b. Dec. 14th, 1872; m. Clara 
Bronson. Residence, Niagara, Wis. 



(172) JOSEPH T. MASON, son of Jennette R. (128) 
and Jonathan Mason. 
Born April 30th, 1860, in Dixon, 111. 
Married Emma Yeager, March 18th, 1885. 
Residence, Niagara, Wis. 

CHILDREN 

Jay Kelly Mason, b. Dec. 24th, 1885. 
Florence Jennette Mason, b. Nov. 7th, 1886. 
Marion Isahelle Mason, b. Ma}^ 26th, 1889. 
Gertrude Emma Mason, b. June 18th, 1891. 
Helen Treadway Mason, b. April 8th. 1896. 
Amy Angelina Mason, b. April 28th, 1898. 
Joseph Bigsby Mason, b. May 13th, 1903. 



(173) EMMA S. BIASON, daughter of Jennette (128) 
and Jonathan Mason. 
Born, 1862. 

Married Charles B. Morrison, 1879. 
Residence, Dixon, 111. 

CHILDREN 

Elizabeth Morrison, b. April 16th, 1880. 
Lucille Morrison, b. Dec. 18th, 1887. 
Mary Mof^ison. 

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HISTORY or THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

(129) A. BOLIVAR TREADWAY, son of Elizabeth 
(17) and Joseph Treadway. 
Born August 1st, 1829 ; d. April 29th. 1877. 
Married Harriet A. Jones, Sept. 8th, 1858; she died 

Sept. 23d, 1874. 
Residence, Shoreham, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

Harriet Jennctte Treadway, b. July 31st, 1859: m. 
Jonas Birchard, March 21st, 1883 ; no children. 

(174) Blinnie May Treadway, b. Dec. 26th, 1862. 
Agnes Florence Treadway, b. March 15th. 1867. 

(175) Lydia EUzaheth Treadway, b. Nov. 20th, 1869. 



(174) MINNIE M. TREADWAY, daughter of A. Boli- 
var (129) and Harriet A. Treadway. 
Born Dec. 26th, 1862, in Shoreham, Vt. 
Married Charles S. ParMJh Dec. 4th, 1888. 
Residence, Helena, Mont. 

CHILD 

Clarance Treadway ParlnU, b. June 18th, 1891, 



(175) LYDIA E. TREADWAY, daughter of A. Bolivar 
(129) and Harriet A. Treadway. 
Born Nov. 20th, 1869, in Shoreham, Vt. 
Married Frederick C. Robinson, Oct. 1st, 1902. 
Residence. Stevensville, Mont. 

CHILD 

Wilbur Treadway Robinson, b. Aug. 7th, 1907. 

ADOPTED CHILD 

Leonard F. Robinson, b. May 11th, 1904. 



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Chapter VII 



THE CHILDEEN OF ANDREW WRIGHT (11) 

(18) JONATHAN WRIGHT, son of Andrew (11) and 

Jerusha Wright. 
Born, 1791 ; d. Nov. Tth, 1835 ; born and died in 

Shoreham, Yi. 
Married (first) Sally, daughter of William (or 

John) and Letitia Powers, about 1813; she died 

May 21st, 1825, aged 30 years. 
Married (second) Martha Branson, Nov. 17th, 

1825 ; she died Nov. 29th, 1881. 

CHILDREN or JONATHAN (18) AND SALLY WRIGHT 

Jonathan Burr Wright, b. Aug., 1814; d. April 
12th, 1839; aged 24 years 8 months: m. Sally 
Townsend, Oct. 1838. 

(176) William Pouters Wi'ight, b. Dec. 1st, 1816: d. Nov. 

6th, 1892 ; aged 76. 

(177) Sarah Powers Wright, b. 1818; d. Sept. 18th, 1858; 

aged 39. 
Letitia Ames, b. June, 1821; d. Dec. 18th, 1876: 

aged 55. 
Andrew Wright, b. 1824; d. 1826: aged 2 years. 

(178) Polly Gates Wright, b. April 17th, 1825; d. Nov. 

27th, 1870 ; aged 45. 

CHILDREN OF JONATHAN (18) AND MARTHA WRIGHT 

Lewis B. Wright, b. July, 1826; d. May 17th, 1827: 
aged 10 months. 

(179) Free-yuan Gates Wright, b. March 10th, 1828: d. 

Sept. 5th, 1900; aged 72 years. 

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HISTORY O F T II E AV li I (! II T F A M I L Y 

(ISO) Ketit C. Wright, b. March 22d, 1833; d. Oct. 3d, 

1888; aged 55 years. 
(181) Betsey Wrir/ht. 

Franklin Wright, b. June ITtli, 1835; d. June 19th, 
1835; aged 2 days. 



Jonathan Wright (18) was captain of the Vermont 
State Militia, 4th Co., 3d Regiment, 1st Brigade. 3d Divi- 
sion. 

He received his commission March 7th, 1826, from 
Gov. Cornelius P. Van Ness, taking his oath of office pre- 
scribed b}?^ law, before Col. Hiram Everest. He was hon- 
orably discharged in Salisbury, Vt., Sept. 5th, 1827, by 
Brig. Gen. James L. Morton. 

He was a member of Mt. Independence Lodge, F. & 
A. M., in Orwell, Vt. 

His first wife's mother, Letitia Powers, married, sec- 
ond, Barnabas Ames, and she was the "Grandma Ames" 
whose stories and quaint sayings have been handed down 
in the families of her descendants. 



(170) WILLIAM P. WRIGHT, son of Jonathan (18) 

and Sally P. Wright. 
Born Dec. 1st, 181G, in Shoreham, Vt. : d. Nov. Oth. 

1892, in A\liiting, Vt. 
Married Mary Jane Fletcher, May 12th, 1841, in 

Shelburn, Vt.; she died April 25th, 1881, in 

Wliiting, Vt. 
Residence, Whiting, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

John Fletcher Wright, b. April 1st, 1842; d. Oct. 
3d, 1849. 

(182) William Henry Wright, h. Aug. 25th. 1843. in 

Shoreham, Vt. 

(183) Gertrude Jerusha Wright, b. April Oth, 1847, in 



Wliiting, Vt. 



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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT F A IM I L Y 

William Powers WHght M.D., (176) (1816-1892) 
lived in his youth in the family of his cousin, Dr. Dan S. 
Wright, of Whitehall, New York, helping the doctor in 
his drug store and studying medicine with him. 

■ In 1836, he entered the "Vermont Academy of Medi- 
cine^ in Castleton, studying there until the College 
discontinued, when he went to Pittsfield, Mass., and en- 
tered "Berkshire Medical Institution," Aug. 23d. 1838. 
After receiving the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1839. 
he settled on his late father's farm in Shoreham, Vt., re- 
maining here five years, and practicing his profession. 
Here he brought his bride, in May, 1841, and here his two 
sons were born. He removed to Whiting, Vt., in the 
spring of 1846, where he practiced medicine the remain- 
ing forty-six years of his life. 

His wife, M, Jane, was a daughter of Samuel Fletcher 
of Shelburn, Vt., and Avas a lineal descendant of Robert 
Fletcher, who emigrated from England to America in 
1630. 

The personality of Dr. Wright was a strong and ster- 
ling one. Ever honorable and upright, he was respected 
by all who knew him. As a man, he was frank, loyal, 
conscientious and just, and, withal, kind-hearted. For 
nearly half a century he had been a "beloved physician"' 
in the town of ^^^liting. 

As a citizen, he possessed the confidence and respect 
of his townsmen. For over 45 years he held the office of 
town clerk and treasurer of Whiting and represented the 
town in the Legislature of 1851-2. 

He was a staunch Republican and a strong temper- 
ance man, having been a member of the "Sons of Tem- 
perance" many years ago. His influence and vote helped 
to pass the "no license" law which was on the statute books 
of Vermont for over fifty years, and was passed with but 
one majority. 



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William Earl Wright 



II I 8 T () i; Y O F THE WRIGHT F A ]\f I L Y 

(182) WILLIAM HENRY WRIGHT, son of Wm. P. 
(176) and M. Jane Wright. 
Born Aug. 25th, 1843, in Shoreham, Vt. 
Married Alma Esther, daughter of Theron Bush 

Smith, April 30th, 1873, in Brandon, Vt. 
Residence, Brandon, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

(184) WiUiani Theron Wright, b. July 12th, 1882, in 
Brandon, Vt. 
Earl Smith Wright, b. Aug. 9th, 1885, in Brandon, 
Vermont. Unmarried. Residence, Great Bend, 
Kansas. 



Wm. Henry Wright (182) : 

Dr. Wi'ight was educated in the district and "select" 
schools of AMiiting and in Brandon Seminary. He stud- 
ied dentistry in Middlebury, Vt., and has been in active 
practice of this profession for forty-eight years, in 
Brandon, Vt.. where he settled in February, 1865. He 
is a member of and deacon in the Congregational Church 
in this town. Has also been a member of the Church 
Committee and its chairman for a number of years. 

Dr. Wright was one of the founders of the Cloud 
County Bank, of Concordia, Kansas, and has been either 
vice-president or president of this bank for twenty-five 
3^ears. and has also filled the same offices in the First 
National Bank of Brandon for more than fifteen vears. 
Is largely interested in farming and real estate. Was 
elected member of the House of ReiDresentatives from 
Brandon for the sessions of the Vermont Legislature for 
1912-1914. Has recently become a member of the Sons of 
the American Revolution. Is a Knight Templar. 



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HISTORY OF THE A\' R I G H T F A Jtl I L Y 

(184) W. THE EON WRIGHT, son of Wm. Henry 
(182) and Alma S. Wright. 
Born July 12th, 1882. 

Married Margaret^ daughter of AYm. Peck of Con- 
cordia, Kans., Dec. 30th, 1909. 
Residence, Concordia, Kans. 

CHILD 

William Earl Wright.^ b. Aug. 6th, 1912, in Con- 
cordia, Kansas. 



(183) GERTRUDE J. WRIGHT, daughter of Wm. P. 
(176) and M. Jane Wright. 
Born April 9th, 1847, in Whiting, Vt. 
Married Calvin H. Keteham, Oct. 27th, 1869, in 

Whiting, Vt. 
Residence, Denver, Colo. 



CHILDREN 



(185) Albert Henry Ketcham, b. Aug. 3d, 1870. 

(186) Mary Letitia Ketcham, b. Feb. 13th, 1872. 
William Allen Ketekam, b. March 2d, 1874; d. 

Sept. 26th, 1890. 
Flora Wright Ketcham, b. Nov. 3d, 1875; d. March 

8th, 1890. 
Jessie Elmora Ketcham, b. May 17th, 1878; d. Apr. 

29th, 1899. 



Gertrude J. Wright Ketcham (183) was educated in 
the common and select schools in "\^T.iiting, Vermont, her 
native town, residing there until 1893, when she removed 
to Brandon, Vermont, and since 1908 has made her home 
in Denver, Colorado, with her remaining children. Mrs. 
Ketcham is one of the editors of this "History of the 
Wrights," having gathered and arranged the statistics of 
the different families which appear on its pages. 

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(185) ALBERT II. KETCH AM, son of Gertrude J. 
(183) and Calvin H. Ketcham. 
Born Aug. 3d, 1870, in "NAHiitino;, Vermont. 
Married Mary E. Ilinkson, Oct. 3d, 1894-, in Bos- 
ton, Mass. 
Residence, Denver, Colo. 

CHILDREN 

Arthur Calvin Ketcham, b. Jul}^ 23d, 1896, in Colo- 
rado Springs, Colo. 

May Gertrude Ketcham, b. May 6th, 1901, in Den- 
ver, Colo. 

Albert H. Ketcham, D.D.S., (185) Avas educated in 
the common schools of Whiting, Vermont, and in the 
High School at Brandon, Vermont. He also attended 
Vermont Academy, Saxtons River. Received the degree 
of Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Boston Dental 
College in 1892 and began the practice of dentistry in 
Boston. 

He removed to Colorado in 1895, settling first in 
Colorado Springs. In 189T he located permanently in 
Denver, opening an office and lecturing in the Denver 
Dental College. 

Dr. Ketcham took a course in orthodontia in Dr. Ed- 
ward H. Angle's school (then located in St. Louis) in 
1902, and for the past few j'^ears has devoted his time ex- 
clusively to this branch of the profession. 



(186) MARY L. KETCHAM, daughter of Gertrude J. 
(183) and Calvin H. Ketcham. 
Born Feb. 13th, 1872, in Whiting, Vt. 
Married Norman D. Foster, April 26th, 1892, in 

Whiting, Vt. 
Residence, Denver, Colo. 

CHILD 

Norman Lee Foster, b. Nov. 8th, 1894, in Somerset, 
Massachusetts. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

(177) SARAH P. WRIGHT, daughter of Jonathan (18) 

and Sally Wright. 
Born, 1818 ; d. Sept. 18th, 1858, in Whiting, Vt. 
Married Arnon Needham, March 14th, 1839; he 

died Sept. 6th, 1867. 
Residence, A-N^iiting, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

Sarah Letitia Needham, b. Noa'. 14th, 1839; d. 

Feb. 9th, 1844. 
Arnon Edson Needham, b. Aug. 26th, 1841 ; d. Mar. 

22d, 1863. 
Charles Marcellus Needham, b. Aug. 1st, 1843; d. 

Feb. 15th, 1862. 
William Wright Needham, b. June 28th, 1845 ; m. 

Marion Seymour, Oct. 12th, 1870 ; Whiting, Vt. 
(187) Jane Fletcher Needham, b. April 5th, 1847; d. 

April 28th, 1910. 
Freeman Wright Needham,, b. Feb. 14th, 1850 ; 

d. Aug. 20th, 1852. 



(Charles M. Needham was a soldier in the 
Civil War, in Company C, 11th Regiment, Illinois 
Vol.; was killed in the battle of Fort Donaldson, 
Feb. 15th, 1862.) 



(187) JANE F. NEEDHAM, daughter of Sarah P. 

(177) and Arnon Needham. 
Born April 5th, 1847, in Whiting, Vt.; died April 

28th, 1910, in Chicago, 111. 
Married Charles E. Seymour, Aug. 15th, 1865; he 

died Sept. 8th, 1909. 
Residence, Chicago, 111. 

CHILD 

Marion Seymour, b. April 13tli, 1871. Teacher in 
Chicago, 111. 

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H I S T O i; Y OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

(178) POLLY G. WRIGHT, daughter of Jonathan (IS) 

and Sally Wright. 
Born April 17th, 1825. in Shoreham, Vt.; d. Nov. 

27th, 1870, in Middlebury, Vt. 
Married Edwin Rich, March 28th, 1843. 
Eesidence. Middlebury, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

(188) Charles Ilenrij Rich, b. Feb. 25th, 1844; d. July 

21st, 1869. 
Byron Franklin Rich, b. Nov. 23d, 1846 ; d. April 

1st, 1870. 
K^ate Jennette Rich, Oct. 23d, 1849; unmarried; 

residence, Brandon, Vt. 
Lizzie Maria Rich, b. Oct. 17th, 1851; m. Russel 

Wells, Oct. 25th, 1893. Eesidence, Whiting, Vt. 
Clara Irene Rich, b. Dec. 14th, 1857; m. David J. 

Brown, March 17, 1881. Residence, Wliiting. 

Vermont. 



(188) CHARLES H. RICH, son of Polly G. (178) and 

Edwin Rich. 
Born Feb. 25th, 1844; died July 21st, 1860, in 

^Middlebury, Vt. 
Married Ann F. Lyons, May 21st, 1866. 
He was a soldier in the Civil War. 
Residence, Middlebury, Vt. 

CHILD 

Charles Franklin Rich, b. May 11th, 1869; m. Mary 
Fales, Dec. 15th, 1896; no children. Resideiuc 
Middlebury, Vt. 

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TI I S T O R Y OF THE AV R I G H T F A IM I L Y 

(179) FREEMAN G. ]y RIGHT, son of Jonathan (18) 

and Martha B. AVright. 
Born March 10th, 1828, in Shoreham, Vt. ; d. Sept. 

5th, 1900, in Whiting, Vt. 
Married Zvlma, daughter of Asahel Hubbard, of 

Whiting, Vt., Sept. 18th, 1851 ; she died August 

5th, 1911, in Whiting, Vt. 
Residence, Whiting, Vt. 

CHILD 

(189) Mary H. Wright, b. Jan. 17th. 1866. in A^aiiting, 
Vermont. 



Freeman G. Wright (179) was born in Shoreham, 
Vt., and lived there until he was about fourteen years of 
age, when he went to Whiting, where he spent the re- 
mainder of his long and useful life. 

He was a farmer and surveyor, running many lines 
on the old Green Mountains as well as in the Champlain 
Valley. He was highly respected in the community in 
which he lived, and many mourned for him when he 
passed away. 



(189) MARY U. WRIGHT, daughter of Freeman G. 

(179) and Zulma H. Wright. 
Born January 17th, 1866, in Whiting, Vt. 
Married Fred C. Rawson, Sept. 15th, 1886, in 

Whiting, Vt. 
Residence, Whiting, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

(190) Frank Hubbard Rawson, b. July 3d, 1887, in AVhit- 

ing, Vt. 
John Wright Rairsov, b. May 16th, 1891: d. July 
25th, 1895. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT F A >! I T. Y 

Lee Wright Bawson, b. April 19th. 189G. in Whit- 
ing, Vt. 

Etta Zulma Rawson, b. Feb. 6th, 1898. in Whiting. 
Vermont. 

Chester Freeman Wright, b. Feb. 1st, 1900. 



(190) FRANK II. RAW SON, ^onotM'AvyYL. (189) and 

Fred C. Rawson. 
Born July 3d, 1887, in A^Oiiting, Vt. 
Married Margeret Walsh, Jan, 12th. 1910. in Hul)- 

bardton, Vt. 
Residence, '^A^liting, Vt. 

CHILD 

Curtis Edicard Rawson, b. May 22d, 1911, in Wint- 
ing, Vt. 



(180) KENT C. WRIGHT, son of Jonathan (18) and 

Martha B. Wright. 
Born March 22d, 1833, in Shoreham, Vt.; d. Oct. 

3d, 1888, in Eaton Rapids, Mich. 
Married (first) Mary N. Gould, Jan. 0th, ls:)7: 

she died March 19th, 1877 ; aged 36 years. 
Married (second) Mrs. Martha A. Wahrorth, Sept. 

15th, 1881. 
Residence, Eaton Rapids, Mich. 

CHILDREN 

(191) Martha L. Wright, b. Feb. 25th, 1858. 

Cora Zulma, b. Dec. IGth, 1860; d. May 16th. 1868. 

(192) Minnie A. Wright, b. Oct. 12th, 1865. 

John Freeman Wright, b. Oct. 3d. 1870: d. Aug. 

8th, 1873. 
Lewis Kent Wright, Maivh 5th. 1875: d. May Tub. 

1876. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT F A :\r I I. Y 

Kent G. Wright (180) went with his mother and 
sister, when quite young, to Michigan and settled in the 
little village of Parma, where his mother's brother 
lived. He lived in that vicinitj'^ until he was about twenty- 
one years of age, then removed to Eaton Rapids, where he 
lived about thirty-five years, and was engaged in the 
hardware business most of that time. 



(191) MARTHA L. WRIGHT, daughter of Kent C. 
(180) and Mary N. Wright. 
Born Feb. 25th. 1858, in Eaton Rapids. Mich. 
Married John B. Cole, Nov. 10th, 187T. 
Residence, Chelsea, Mich. 

CHILDREN 

(193) Mary Blanche Cole, b. Sept. 8th, 1878. 

Nellie Ethel Cole, b. Feb. 16th, 1881 ; m. William 
Augustus BeGale, July 19th, 1905. Residence, 
Ann Arbor, Mich. 



(193) MARY B. COLE, daughter of Martha L. (191) 

and John B. Cole. 
Born Sept. 8th, 1878, in Eaton Rapids, Mich. 
Married George E. Davis, July 21st, 1897; he died 

March 29th, 1912. 
Residence, Bronson, Mich. 

CHILD 

Maurine Wood Davis, b. June 5th, 1898. 



(192) MINNIE A. WRIGHT, daughter of Kent C. 
(180) and Mary X. Wright. 
Born Oct. 12th, 1865, in Eaton Rapids, Mich. 
Married Orion J. Walworth, Aug. 19th, 1885. 
Residence, Chelsea, Mich. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT FAM I L V 
CHILDREN 

Anna Lenore Walworth^ b. July 2d, 1886. 
Thomas Kent Wahoorth, b. Aug. 5th, 1888. 
George Wright Walworth^ b. Aug. 16th, 1893. 



(LSI) BETSEY WRIGHT, daughter of Jonathan (18) 
and Martha Wright. 
Born in Shoreham, Vt. ; died in Albion, Mich. 
Married Theodore Anderson, 185 — , 
Residence, Parma, Mich. 

CHILDREN 

(1!)5) Theodore Ezra Anderson, b. July 20tli, 1855, in 

Sandstone, Mich. 
William- Anderson. Residence, California. 
Minnie Anderson, b. 1863; m. Fred Walworth. 

Residence, Florida. 
Zulma, Anderson, b. 1865; unmarried. Residence, 

California. 
Charles Anderson, b. 1867; d. in youth. 
Mary Anderson, b. 1870; d. in youth. 



(105) T. EZRA ANDERSON, son of Betsey (181) and 
Theodore Anderson. 

Born July 20th, 1855; died Aug. 10th, 1902, in 
Tomkins, Mich. 

Married Louisa Burch, March 22d, 1898; she nuir- 
ried (second) Charles Wright, and lives in Al- 
bion, Mich. 

CHILDREN 

Charlies Anderson, b. April 27th, 1899. 
Frank Anderson, h. Sept. 1st, 1901. 



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Chapter VIII 



THE CHILDREN OF ANDREW WRIGHT (11) 

(19) THANKFUL WRIGHT, daughter of Andre^v 

(11) and Jerusha Wright. 
Born Feb. 11th, 1793, in Shoreham, Vt.; died Dec. 

6th, 1877; aged 84 years. 
Married (first) Bradley Wright, Feb. 27th, 181-2, 

in Shoreham, Vt. He was born Sept. 7th, 1791. 

in Shoreham, Vt. ; d. Dec. 21st, 1835. 
Married (second) (from an old Bible) '"''Ezra 

Sjjrague and Thankful Wright were married in 

the village of Syracuse, Onandago Co., N. Y.. 

on the 21st of March, 1841, at the respective ages 

of 51 and 48, boothe having lost their previous 

companions." 
Residence, Syracuse, N. Y. 

CHILDREN 

(196) Sally Wright, b. Feb. 14th, 1813, in New Haven, 

Vermont. 

(197) Thankful Wright, b. Oct. 24th, 1814, in New 

Haven, Vt. 

(198) John Wright, b. Nov. 29th. 1815, in Whitehall. 

N. Y.: d. March 3d, 1881. 



(196) SALLY WEIGHT, daughter of Thankful (19) 
and Bradley Wright. 

Born Feb. 14th, 1813, in New Haven, Vt. ; d. . 

Married Alfred H. Griswold, Oct. 28th, 1830. 
Residence, ^Vhitehall, N. Y. 

CHILDREN 

(No record.) 
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HISTORY O V THE WRIGHT F A SI I L Y 

(197) THAXKFUL WRIGFIT. daughter of Thankful 
(19) and Bradley Wright. 
Born October 2-l:th. 1814, in XeAv Haven. Vt. 
Married Chauneij Soper, Oct. 24th, 1832, in White- 
hall, X. Y. 
Residence, Syracuse, X. Y. 

CHILDREX 

Sarah Soper. 

Louisa Soper, m. Daniel Elile. 
(199) Bradley W. Soper, d. July, 1909. 
John Soper. 
Anna Soper. m. Morse. 



(199) BRADLEY ^V. SOPER, son of Thankful (197) 
and Chauncy Soper. 

Died July, 1909. 

Married (first) Llelen YoHhcvg; (second) Clara J. 
Luddington (209). May 14th, 1879; she died 
April 26th, 1889; (third) Clara Doty. 

Residence, Syracuse, X. Y. 

CHILD or BRADLEY W. (199) AND HELEN V. SOPER 

Mae Soper, m. Wallace Harper, Syracuse, X. Y. 

CHILDREN OF BRADLEY W. (199) AND CLARA J. SOPER. 

LucicCn Soper, b. July 30th, 1881 : m. Florence 

Weaver, March 6th. 1904. 
Scott Soper. b. April 3d. 1883: unmarried. 



(198) JOIIX WRIGHT, son of Thankful (19) and 

Bradley Wright. 
Born Xov. 29th, 1815, in Whitehall. X. Y. : d. 

March 3d. 1881. 
Married Silvy Sweeting, March 17tlK 1836; she 

died Oct. 31st, 1896. 
Residence, Manilus, near Syracuse, X. Y. 



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II I S T O K Y OF THE WRIGHT F A M T I. Y 

CHILDREN 

(200) Thankfvl Wright, b. April IGth, 1837, in Camillus. 

New York. 
Josephine Wright, b. May 5th, 1840; m. Wm. Lees. 
Feb. 26th, 1880; no children. Eesidence, Medina. 
New York. 

(201) John Bradley Wright, b. April 11th. 1842. in 

Camillus, N. Y. 

(202) Mortimer Wright, b. Oct. 20th, 1845; d. Dec. 16th. 

1895. 



(200) THANKFUL WRIGHT, daughter of John (198) 
and Silvy S. Wright. 
Born April 16th, 1837, in Camillus, N. Y. 
Married Gates Sherwood, Dec. 4th, 1860, in Bald- 

winsville, N. Y. He died Dec. 26th, 1898. 
Residence, Albion, N, Y. 

CHILD 

(203) William Wright Sherwood, h. June 25th, 1869, in 
Albion, N. Y. 



(203) WILLIAM W. SHERWOOD, son of Thankful 
W. (200) and Gates Sherwood. 
Born June 25th, 1869, in Albion, N. Y. 
Married Laura Blanche Waterhury, Oct. 27th, 

1897, of Lyndonville, N. Y. 
Residence, Medina, N. Y. 

CHILD 

Gertrude Marie Shertvood, b. Apr. 29th, 1898. 



(201) JOHN B. WRIGHT, son of John (198) and Silvy 
S. Wright. 
Born April 11th, 1842, in Camillus, N. Y. 

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HISTORY OF THE W K I (i H T FAMILY 

Married (first) Harriet D. Cornell^ March 27th. 

1877; (second) Sarah P. Thorn, April 11th, 

1906: no children. 
Kesidence, Baldwinsville, N. Y. 

CHILDREN OF JOHN B. (201) AND HARRIET WRIGHT 

(204) /. Kent Wright, b. Nov. 14th, 1880, in Baldwins- 
ville, N. Y. 
Carl Wright, b. March 23d, 1892, in Baldwins\ ille. 
New York. 



(204) ./. KENT WRIGHT, son of John B. (201) and 
Harriet Wright. 
Born Nov. 14th, 1880, in Baldwinsville, N. Y. 
Married Hazel B. Widrig. May 26th, 1903. 
Residence, Baldwinsville, N. Y. 

CHILD 

Norma H. W tight, b. April 12th, 1905. 



(202) MORTIMER WRIGHT, son of John (198) and 
Silvy S. Wright. 
Born Oct. 20th, 1845 ; d. Dec. 16th, 1895. 
Married Mary E. Daggett, Nov. 25th, 1868. 
Residence, Baldwinsville, N. Y. 

CHILDREN 

Josephine Wright, b. Jan. 6th, 1870, in Baldwins- 
ville, N. Y. 
Mason Wright, b. Aug. 9th, 1872; d. May, 1910. 
Burton Wright, b. Sept. 11th, 1874. 



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Chapter IX 



THE CHILDREN OF ANDREW WRIGHT (11) 

(20) P6>ZZy TF^/6^^r, daughter of Andrew (11) and 

Jerusha Wright. 
Born May 17th, 1800, in Shoreham, Vt.; died Nov. 

13th, 1834. 
Married Freeman Gates. 

CHILDREN 

(205) Mary Gates, b. July 3d, 1818, in Shoreham, Vt.; 

d. Nov. 18th, 1895. 
Clara Gates, b. Oct. 13th, 1829 ; d. Jan. 26th, 1832. 

(206) Freeman Gates, b. Nov. 16th, 1831: d. Dec. 19th, 

1872. 



(205) MARY GATES, daughter of Polly (20) and Free- 
man Gates. 
Born July 3d, 1818 ; d. Nov. 18th, 1895. 
Married Jarecl Luddington; he died June 8th, 1877. 
Residence, Syracuse, N. Y. 

CHILDREN 

(207) Morton J. Luddington, b. June 11th, 1842. 
Edson L. Luddington, b. July 30th, 1844; d. July 

15th, 1885 ; m. Elma D. OAven, July 3d, 1870. 

(208) Luciar} W. Luddington, b. July 15th, 1847. 
Thomas B. Luddington, b. Oct. 10th, 1849 ; d. Feb. 

5th, 1850. 

(209) Clara J. Luddington, b. March 12th, 1851 ; d. April 

26th, 1889. (See page 135.) 
Freeman G. Luddington, b. May lOtli, 1857. 

(210) Charles M. Luddington, b. Sept. 1st, 1859. 

(211) Jennie Luddington, b. Nov. 23d, 1863. 

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HISTORY OF THE A\" R I G H T F A ]\I I I. Y 

(207) MORTON J. LUDDINGTON, son of Mary (205) 
and Jared Luddington. 
Born June 11th, 1842. 
Married Jennie Lent^ Feb. 5th, 1805. 
Residence, Anaheim, Calif. 

CHILDREN 

(212) Blary G. Luddington, b. June 12th, 1866, in Dewitt, 

Iowa. 

(213) Grace E. Luddington, b. Feb. 3d, 1869, in Pierson, 

Iowa. 
Edson L. Luddington^ b. Jan. 12th, 1878 ; d. March 

17th, 1891. 
Loren E. Luddington^ b, March 22d, 1875 ; d. Nov. 

15th, 1907. 

(214) Clara J. Luddington, b. May 23d, 1878, in Pierson. 

Iowa. 

Ira Luddington^ b. Dec. 18th, 1879, in Pierson. 
Iowa; unmarried. 

Irene E. Lnddington^ b. Aug. 10th, 1884, in Pier- 
son, Iowa; unmarried. 

Alice E. Luddington^ b. April 15th, 1889. in Pier- 
son, Iowa; unmarried. 



(212) MARY G. LVDDINGTON, daughter of Morton 
J. (207) and Jennie L. Luddington. 
Born June 12th, 1866, in DeAvitt, Iowa. 

Married Shatr, Sept. 15th, 1893, in Sioux City, 

Iowa. 
Residence, Estherville, Iowa. 

CHILDREN 

Marjorie G. Shaw, b. Aug. Gth. 1896. 
Keifh G. Shaw, b. Nov. 2Gth, 1898. 
Lila J. Shaw, b. Dec. 30th, 1899. 
^y^lhuv Shaw, b. March 16th, 1901. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT F x1 :\r I I. Y 

(213) GRACE E. LUDDINGTON, daughter of Morton 
J. (207) and Jennie L, Luddington. 

Bom Feb. 3d, 1869. in Pierson, Iowa. 

Married Dayton^ March 15th, 1892, in Pier- 
son, Iowa. 

Eesidence, Abilene, Kansas. 

CHILDREN 

Emma F. Dayton, b. Nov. 24th, 1892. 
Ada Dayton, b. Sept. 29th, 1894. 
Reuhen A. Dayton, b. Sept. 10th, 1899. 
Hazel Dayton, b. Nov. 11th, 1901. 
Francis Dayton, b. Oct. 13th. 1903. 



(214) CLARA J. LUDDINGTON, daughter of Morton 
J. (207) and Jennie L. Luddington. 

Born May 23d, 1878, in Pierson, Iowa. 

Married Burnham, Feb. 10th, 1892, in Wash- 
ita, Iowa. 

Residence, Pierson, Iowa. 

CHILDREN 

Lowell A. Burnham, b. Oct. 16th. 1908. 
Ferrill Burnham. b. Oct. 19th, 1909. 



;208) LUC I AN ^Y. LUDDINGTON, son of Mary (205) 
and Jared Luddington. 
Born July 15th, 1847. 
Married Lizzie Sivaney, Jan. 11th, 1871. 
Residence, Messina Springs, N. Y. 

CHILD 

'215) Katherine Luddington, b. Feb. 9th, 1874. 

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HISTORY OF THE AV R I G H T F A IVI I I, Y 



(L^lo) KATHERIXE LUDDINGTON, daughtm- of Lu- 
cian W. (208) and Lizzie Luddington. 
Born Feb. 9th, 1874. 

Married (Dr) Frederick Flaherty, Jan. 4th, 1898. 
Residence, Syracuse, N. Y. 



CHILDREN 



Helen Flaherty, b. July 8th, 1899. 
Elizaheth Flaherty, b. Aug. 13th, 1902. 
Harriet Flaherty, b. July 3d, 1903. 
Frederick Flaherty, b. Aug. 19th, 1908. 



(210) CHARLES M. LUDDINGTON, son of Mary 
(205) and Jared Luddington. 
Born Sept. 1st, 1859; 
Married Lelia C. Alvord, Nov. 3d, 1880. 
Residence, Syracuse, N. Y. 

CHILDREN 

Evva Luddington, b. Oct. 23d, 1883: m. Harold 

Brown, Oct. 9th, 1907 . 
Clara Luddington, b. March 9th, 1892. 



(211) JENNIE LUDDINGTON, daughter of Mary 
(205) and Jared Luddington. 
Born Nov. 23d, 1863. 

Married Edwin D. Alexander, June 7th, 1888. 
Residence, East Syracuse, N. Y. 

CHILDREN 

Lee L. Alexander, b. Feb. 14th, 1890. 

Mary Margeret Alexander, b. July 24th, 1897. 



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HISTORY or THE W 1? 1 (J H T F A :M I I. Y 

(20G) FREEMAN GATES, son of Polly (20) and Free- 
man Gates. 
Born Nov. 16th, 1831 ; d. Dec. 19th, 1872. 
Married Ad die M. Rhodes, April, 1857. 
Residence (of widow), Pasadena, Calif. 

CHILDREN 

(216) Carol W. Gates, b. March 17th, 1860. 

Mabel E. Gates, b. July 7th, 1863; d. Sept. 5th. 
1881. 

(217) Howard B. Gates, b. Nov. 23d, 1867. 

(218) Egbert J. Gates, b. July 24th, 1869. 

Granville Gates, b. March 2d, 187—; d. Feb. 27th, 
1873. 



(216) CAROL W. GATES, son of Freeman (206) and 

Addie M. Gates. 
Born March 17th, 1860. 
Married Mary A. Clayton, Aug., 1887; she died 

November, 1897. 
Residence, So. Pasadena, Calif. 

CHILD 

Florence M. Gates, b. March 1st, 1892. 



(217) HOWARD B. GATES. M.D., son of Freeman 
(206) and Addie M. Gates. 
Born Nov. 23d, 1867. 

Married Amalia Levison, M.D., Dec, 1897. 
Residence, Los Angeles, Calif. 

CHILD 

(A son) Gates, b. April, 1909. 



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HISTORY OF THE AV R I G H T 1' A >r I T, 1' 

(218) EGBERT J. GATES, son of Freeman (200) and 
Addie M. Gates. 
Born July 24th, 1869. 
Married Dorothy V. Stiles, June, 1902. 
Residence, So. Pasadena, Calif. 

CHILDREN 

Dorothy Gates, b. Dec, 1904. 
Tirsah Gates, b. Dec, 1906. 
Freeman E. Gates, b. June, 1910. 



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11 I S T O K Y OF T II E W Kl (i H T F A MI I. Y 



Chapter X 



THE CHILDEEN OF ANDREW WRIGHT (11) 

(21) SAMUEL WRIGHT, son of Andrew (11) and 
Phoebe (Hopkins) Wright. 

Born, 1815, in Shoreham, Vt. ; died, 1846, in Mich- 
igan. 

Married (first) ; she died ; (second) 

Minerva Knowlton, 1841. 

Residence, Jackson Co., Mich. 

CHILDREN 

(219) Eugene Franklin Wright, b. July 21st, 1842, in 

Shoreham, Vt. 

(220) Florence A. Wright, b. July 29th, 1844, in Jackson 

Co., Mich. ; d. May 31st, 1900. 

(221) Charles Andrew Wright, b. Feb., 1846, in Jackson 

Co., Mich. 



Samuel Wright (21), 1815-1846, resided first in 
Shoreham, Vt. Moved to Jackson Co., Mich., in 1843. 
When he was quite young he went to sea, going first on 
a whaling voyage, and directly after his return he went 
out with a merchant vessel. Soon after returning from 
this trip he was married, but the first w^ife died soon after, 
and he married Minerva Knowlton in 1841. She was the 
mother of his three children. He died in Jackson Co., 
INIich., in 1846, and was buried there. 

The widow returned east the same year, and lived 
with a sister in Ticonderoga, N. Y. In 1847, the tw^o old- 

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HISTORY ( ) F THE ^^^ I! I G IT T F A :M I I. Y 

est children went to live with their father's half-sister. 
Mrs. Robinson, in Shoreham, Vt., who gave them a lov- 
ing mother's care. 

The youngest son was legall}^ adopted by Aaron 
Townsend of Crown Point, N. Y., and his name changed 
to Charles A. Townsend. 



(219) EUGENE F. WRIGHT, son of Samuel (21) and 
Minerva K. Wright. 

Born July 21st, 1842, in Shoreham, Vt. 

Married (first) Mrs. Ellen (Xeal) Marshy Xov. 
10th, 1871; she died July 4th, 1874; (second) 
Samantha '"''Mattie'' Stone, Sept. 7th. 1876. 

Residence, Lexington, 111. 

CHILD BY FIRST WIFE 

(222) Robert Hopkhu W right, b. Oct. 26th, 1873. 

CHILDREN BY SECOND AVIFE 

Florence E. Wiir/ht, b. Dec. 27th. 1877. 

(223) Clarence Willis Wright, b. Sept. 24th. 1882. 



Eugene F. Wright (219) was educated in the district 
schools in Shoreham, Vt., and later attended Middlebury 
College in Middlebury, Vt. 

He served three years in the Civil War. in Co. K, 
2d Vermont Regiment, V. T. Was in several battles in 
1862-3. 

He graduated from the Chicago Theological Semi- 
nary (Congregational) in 1876. Has had a number of 
pastorates in Vermont and Illinois. 

Is now editor and publisher of the Lexington Unit- 
Journal in I^xington, Illinois. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

(222) ROBERT H. WRIGHT, son of Eugene F. (219) 
and Ellen N. Wright. 
Bom Oct. 26th, 1873. 

Married Efpe Sinunons, 1895, of Seward, 111. 
Residence, Freeport, 111. 

CHILDREN 

Nellie M. Wright, b. May 8th, 1897. 
Frances J. Wright, b. Jan. 5th, 1899. 



(223) CLARENCE W. WRIGHT, son of Eugene F. 
(219) and Mattie S. Wright. 
Born Sept. 24th, 1882. 

Married Margeret Foster, Sept. 24th, 1906, of Lex- 
ington, 111. 
Residence, Seward, Winnebago Co., Illinois. 

CHILDREN 

Barbara Margeret Wright, b. July 21st, 1909. 
Eugene Foster, b. Sept. 19th, 1911. 



(220) FLORENCE A. WRIGHT, daughter of Samuel 

(21) and Minerva Wright. 
Born July 29th, 1844, in Jackson Co., Mich. ; died 

May 31st, 1900. 
Married Charles W. Piatt, March 10th, 1864; he 

died March 10th, 1910. 
Residence, Shoreham, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

(Children all born in Shoreham.) 
A son, b. and d. same day, 1865. 

(224) Clarence W. Piatt, b. May 1st, 1866. 

(225) Phehe E. Piatt, b. July, 1868. 

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HISTORY OF THE M' R I G H T F A :\I I L Y 

(226) Emma A. Piatt, b. Aug. 31st, 1870; d. April IGth, 

1909. 
Thirza A. Piatt, b. Dec. 3d, 1872: m. Chas. A. 
Townsend, April, 1902, Crown Point, X. Y. 

(227) Mary I. Piatt, b. Oct. 21st, 1874. 

(228) Lucius V. Piatt, b. Jan. 31st, 187G. 

(229) Eugene B. Piatt, b. Sept. 12th, 1878. 

(230) Florence C. Piatt, b. Sept. 30th, 1882. 



(224) CLARENCE ^V. PLATT, son of Florence A. 
(220) and Charles W. Piatt. 
Born May 1st, 18G6, in Shoreham, Vt. 
Married J/. Adelia Sweeney, Oct, 1st, 1889, of 

Whiting, Vt. 
Residence, Schenectady, N. Y. 

CHILDREN 

Fred E. Piatt, b. July 2d, 1890. 
Edward C. Piatt, b. April, 1892. 
Orville Piatt, b. Sept., 1895. 
Elizabeth F. Piatt, b. 1899. 
Ronald Piatt, b. Feb., 1904. 



(225) PHEBE E. PLATT, daughter of Florence A. 
(220) and Chas. W. Piatt. 
Born July, 1868, in Shoreham, Vt. 
Married Henry F. Meyer, March, 1890. 
Residence, Philadelphia, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

Carl F. Meyer, b. Sept. 1st, 1891. 
Henry E. Meyer, b. Sept., 1896. 

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HISTORY OF T II E AV R I G II T FAMILY 

(226) EMMA A. PL ATT, daughter of Florence A. 

(220) and Chas. AV. Piatt. 
Born Aug. 31st, 1870, in Shoreham, Vt. ; d. April 

16th, 1909. 
Married George LeBroug, Nov., 1887. 

CHILDREN 

(231) Florence R. LeBroug, b. Jan., 1889. 
Charles J. LeBroug, b. June, 1890. 
Dorathea J. LeBroug, b. Dec, 1893. 



(231) FLORENCE E. LE BEOUG, daughter oiJLmma j 
A. (226) and George LeBroug. 
Born January, 1889. 
Married Daniel Van Llorn, July, 1907. 
Residence, Mechanicsville, N. Y. 

CHILDREN 

Dorothea Van LLorn, b. March 31st, 1908. 
Emma Van Horn, b. May, 1909. 



(227) MAEY /. PL ATT, daughter of Florence A. (220) 
and Chas. W. Piatt. 
Born Oct. 21st, 1874, in Shoreham, Vt. 
Married Edward C. Webster, Nov. 28th, 1893. 
Residence, Shoreham, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

Ruth /. Wehste?', b. Sept. 1st, 1894, in Shoreham, 
Vermont. 

Frank L. Webster, b. Sept. 27th, 1902, in Shore- 
ham, Vt. 

Forrest E. Webster, b. Oct. 6th, 1907, in Shore- 
ham, Vt. 

Doris M. Webster, b. July 30th, 1909, in Shoreham, 
Vermont. 

David Piatt Webster, b. Sept. 21st, 1911, in Shore- 
ham, Vt. 

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HISTORY (^ F THE AV R I G H T FAMILY 

(228) LUCIUS V. PLATT, son of Florence A. (220) 
and Chas. W. Piatt 
Born Jan. 31st, 1876, in Shoreham, Vt. 
Married Sarah Nichols, 1896. 
Eesidence, "Wapping, Conn. 

CHILDREN 

Ruth L. Piatt, b. Sept., 1897. 
Eugene ^V. Piatt, b. Noy., 1898. 



(229) EUGENE B. PLATT, son of Florence A. (220) 

and Chas. W. Piatt. 
Born Sept. 12th, 1878, in Shoreham, Vt. 
Married Martha E. Webster, Feb. 28th, 1899, of 

Shoreham, Vt. 
Residence, Mount Holly, Vt. 

CHILD 

Chester S. Piatt, b. March 10th, 1905, in Shoreham, 
Vermont. 



(230) FLORENCE C. PLATT, daughter of Florence A. 
(220) and Chas. W. Piatt. 
Born Sept. 30th, 1882, in Shoreham, Vt. 
Married George Bechwith, March, 1902. 
Residence, North Adams, Mass. 

CHILDREN 

George Beckivith, b. Sept., 1904. 
Leon Becl'with, b. Feb., 1906. 
Lucius Bechwith, b. March. 1910. 



(221) CHARLES A. WRIGHT TOWNSEND, son of 
Samuel (21) and MinerYa Wright. 
Born Feb., 184:6. (Adopted by Aaron Townsond. 
Crown Point, X. Y.) 



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HISTORY <M' THE WRIGHT F A :m I L Y 

Married (first) Elizabeth TrimUe, 1869; she died 

; (second) TUrza Piatt, k.^Y\\,Vd^1. 

Residence, Crown Point, N. Y. 

CHILD OF CHAS. A. AND ELIZABETH TOWNSEND 

(232) Lena E. Tow7uend, b. May, 1871, in Crown Point, 
New York. 



(232) LENA E. TOWNSEND, daughter of Chas. A. 
(221) and Elizabeth Townsend. 
Bom May, 1871. 

Married Rohert Ladd, Oct., 1893. 
Residence, Wapping, Conn. 

CHILDREN 

Walter Ladd, b. Oct., 1897. 
Chilon Ladd, b. Feb., 1904. 



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Chapter XI 



THE CHILDREX OF SAMUEL AVRIGHT (9) 

(12) EBENEZER WRIGHT, son of Samuel (9) and 

Mary Wright. 
Born April 29th, 1765, in Lenox. Mass. : died Jan. 

4th, 1845, in Shoreham, Vt. 
Married (first) Lucretia ^Yood; she died April 

10th, 1808; aged 37 years. 
Married (second) Abigail Miller, of Xew Bedford. 

X. Y. ; she died, 1852 ; aged 86 yeai-s. 
Residence, Shoreham, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

(233) Mary ^V right, b. 1792; d. May 22d, 1852; aged 60 

years. 

(234) Aiirelia ^y right, b. 1794; d. Oct. 16th, 1858; aged 

64 years. 
Hannah ^V right, b. ; m. Isheal Gates, lived in 

Conneautville, Pa.; had daughter. 
Eheneser Wright, b. : m. Matilda Wood; lived 

in West Chazy, X. Y. ; no children. 

(235) Dan Stiles Wright, b. March 5th, 1802; d. Jan. 

31st, 1867. 

(236) Myron Wm. Colton Wright, b. Jan. 25th, 1804: d. 

Aug. 1st, 1873. 
Laura Wright, b. 1806; d. July 8th. 1823. in 18th 
vear. 



Ebeneser Wright (12) was born in Lenox, Mass., 
April 29th, 1765. He was the youngest child of his 
mother, Mary Wright, who died when he was two years 



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HISTORY () F r 11 E W R I (J H T F A M I I. Y 

old. He moved to Shoreham, Vt., with his brother An- 
drew and family, in the spring of 1785, and after his 
marriage to Liicretia Wood settled on a farm about one 
mile north of Kichville (which was then called Hackle- 
biirny), and died there in the home of his son, Myron 
W. C. Wright, in 1845. Among his descendants were a 
number of men of marked ability. 

He is said to have been well liked in the community 
in which he lived, and was familiarly called "Uncle 
Neezer" by his friends. 

His second wife had no children, but was the only 
grandmother the second generation knew, and used to tell 
them stories of seeinjj Washing-ton and Lafayette. 



(233) MABY WRIGHT, daughter of Ebenezer (12) and 

Lucretia Wright. 
Born, 1792, in Shoreham, Vt. ; died ]May 22d, 1852 ; 

aged 60 years. 
Married Daniel Williams; he died Sept. 14th, 1847 ; 

aged 56 years; born in Hartford, Conn., 1791. 
Residence, Eoyalton, N. Y. 

CHILDREN 

John Williams, m. Caroline . 



Elijah Williams, d. March, 1864, Whitewater, Wis. 

water. Wis. 
FAvira Williams, b. 1816 ; d. at Columbus, Ohio. 

(239) Edgar M. Williams, b. June 20th, 1819. 

(240) Mason Blinn Williams, b. Oct. 15th, 1822; d. Aug. 

6th, 1879. 
Ehenezer Williams, m. and had son,* Frederick H., 

Lockport, N. Y. 
Myron Williams, lived in Green Bay, Wis. ; m., had 

daughter who m. Henry Boland, Jackson, Mich. 
Dot Williams. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT F A :>r T T. Y 

Harriet Winicnns, b. March 1825: m. Belden; 

d. April 2d. 1849 ; aged 24 years. 

(243) Abigail WiUiams, b. 1827; d. Jan. 29th, 1859; aged 

31 years. 

(244) Charles Grand ison WiUiams, b. Oct. 18th, ia29: 

d. March 30th, 1892. 



(239) EDGAR M. WILLIAMS, son of Mary (233) and 

Daniel Williams. 
Born June 20th, 1819, in Eoyalton, X. Y. 
Married Mary Bruce of Lockport, X. Y.. 1847; she 

died July 15th, 1895. 
Residence, Columbus, Ohio. 

CHILDREN 

Charles B. Williains, m. : daughter b. 1878, daugh- 
ter b. 1880, son b. 1883. 
Kate Williams. 

Both are dead, have no dates. 



(240) MASON B. WILLIAMS, son of Mary (233) and 
Daniel Williams. 

Born Oct. 15th, 1822, in Eoyalton, X. Y. : d. Aug. 
6th, 1879. 

Married Mary Jane Dunlap, Nov., 1851, in Lock- 
port, X. Y. 

Residence, Lockport, X. Y. 

CHILDREN 

(245) Frank Dunlap WiUiams, b. Aug. 11th, 1852: d. 

1881. 

(246) Jennie Williams, b. Jan. 2d, 1855. 

Carrie Eliza Williams, b. Feb. 28th, 1860; d. Jan. 

8th, 1884. 
Mattie Bromley Williams, m. Frank E. Randall. 

July 17th, 1906. 
Residence. Leadville, Colo. 

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HISTORY or THE W U I G II T F A IM I L Y 

(245) FRANK D. WILLIAMS, son of Mason B. (240) 
and Mary J, Williams. 
Born Aug. 11th, 1852; d. 1881. 
Married Lizzie Schnenr; she died . 

CHILDREN 

Mason B. Williams, d. when six months old. 
Charles G. Williams, d. when eleven years old. 



(246) JENNIE WILLIAMS, daughter of Mason B. 

(240) and Mary J. Williams. 
Born Jan. 2d, 1855. 
Married William E. Paret, Oct. 1st, 1879. (Son of 

Bishoj) Paret of Maryland). Residence, Kansas 

City, Mo. 

CHILDREN 

Herhert Williams Paret, h. Aug. 3d, 1880, in 
Cleveland, Ohio ; d. Jan. 25th, 1908. 

Jessamine Paret, b. June 1st, 1885, in Kansas City, 
Missouri. 

Howard Paret, b. Dec. 11th, 1888, in Kansas City, 
Missouri. 



(243) ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, daughter of Mary (233) 
and Daniel Williams. 
Born, 1827, in Royalton, N. Y. ; d. Jan. 29th, 1859, 

in Oswego, N. Y, 
Married John E. Jacols, 1848. 
Residence, Lockport, N. Y. 

CHILDREN 

(Adopted by Chas. G. and Mary N. Williams, after 
their parents died.) 
(248) Charles Porter Jacohs, b. Jan. 4th, 1855, in Os- 
wego, N. Y. 
Caroline Jacoljs, b. Feb. 7th, 1857; m. Frederick 
Rice Buel, Oct. 24th, 1878. Residence, Milwau- 
kee, Wis. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT FA3IILY 

(;248) CHARLES P. JACOBS, son of Abigail (243) 
and John E. Jacobs. 
Born Jan. 4th, 1855, in Oswego, N. Y. 
Married Mary Peyton Riddle, Oct. 2d, 1883. 
Residence, Washington, D. C. 

CHILDREN 

Katharine Jacohs, b. May 20th, 1890, in Chicago, 
Illinois. 

Marguerite Jacobs, b. April 8th, 1893, in Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Chester Jacohs, b. Dec. 24th, 1904, in Rochester, 
New York. 



(244) CHARLES G. WILLIAMS, son of Mary (233) 
and Daniel Williams. 

Born Oct. 18th, 1829, in Royalton, X. Y. ; d. March 
30th, 1892, Watertown, S. D. 

Married (first) LJarriet Gregg, 1855; she died, 
1855; (second) Mary Anna Noggle, Dec. 11th, 
1856, in Janesville, Wis., (daughter of Judge 
Noggle) ; b. April 17th, 1836, in Greenfield. 
Ohio; d. April 6th, 1910, in Watertown, S. D. 

Residence, Janesville, Wis., and Watertown, S. D. 

CHILDREN 

Kate Anna Williams, b. Sept. 26th, 1861 ; m. R. F. 
Campbell, M.D., June 5th, 1884: no children. 
Residence, Watertown, S. D. 
(250) Ward David Williams, b. Sept. 4th, 1864. 



Charles Grandison Williams (244) was born at Roy- 
alton, Niagara Co., New York, Oct. 18th, 1829. He was 
of New England parentage. Was educated in the coun- 
try schools, later entering Genesee Wesleyan Seminary at 
Lima, N. Y. 

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HIS TORY OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

He studied law in the office of Judge George Bowen 
of Lockport, N. Y., removing to Eochester, N. Y.. in 
1852, where he was admitted to the bar in 1855. Here in 
the same 3'ear he married Miss Harriet Gregg. 

He had but fairly entered upon the practice of lav. 
when he received a liberal offer from the late Judge Nog- 
gle of Janesville, Wis., to go Avest and take charge of Mr. 
Noggle's business on his elevation to the bench. This 
gave Mr. Williams a rare opportunity to at once enter 
upon a lucrative practice. 

Two months after he reached Janesville his wife died, 
and he subsequently married the eldest daughter of Judge 
Noggle, who was the mother of his two children. 

Mr. Williams' political career opened almost simul- 
taneously with his arrival in Wisconsin. He came into 
prominence as a speaker of rare force and eloquence. 

He was a presidential elector in 1868, and the same 
year was elected to the State Senate. He was chosen pres- 
ident pro tern., and re-elected to the Senate in 1870 ; again 
elected president pro tem., and chairman of the Judiciary 
Committee. 

Mr. Williams was elected to the Forty-third Con- 
gress and re-elected to the Forty-fourth, Forty-fifth, 
Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congress. He was for 
several years chairman of the Committee on Foreign Af- 
fairs, and it was owing to his personal efforts that Con- 
gress finally A^oted to refund to Japan the balance of the 
indemnity fund, which had been for many years a serious 
menace to the friendship of the two countries. 

The appeal that Mr. Williams made to the House of 
Representatives on behalf of the measure was one of the 
greatest efforts of his life, and was said to have been one 
of the greatest made in that Congress, and was immedi- 
ately followed by a unanimous vote for the return of the 
money. 

Mr. Williams was emphaticall}^ a man of the peojole, 

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Chas. G. Williams 



H ISTORY OF THE AV R I G H T F A M I I. Y 

He was always a friend of the poor and downtrodden, 
loved liberty, hated oppression and wrong, detested sham 
and hypocrisy, was aggressive and almost relentless in 
what he believed to be just and right. 

He was defeated for re-election to Congress in the 
great Republican landslide of 1882, and was at once ap- 
pointed to succeed Gov. Mellette as Register of the Land 
Office at Watertown, S. Dak., i-esigning on the acces- 
sion of President Cleveland, and being re-appointed by 
President Harrison, holding the office until his death at 
Watertown, March 30th, 1892. 



(250) WARD D. AYILLIAMS, son of Charles G. (244) 
and Mary A. Williams. 
Born Sept. 4th, 1864. 
Married L'dl TF. Fahnestoch, Nov. 19th, 1890, of 

Gettysburg, Pa. 
Residence, Minneapolis, Minn. 

CHILD 

Louise Fahnestoch Williams^ b. April 16th, 1894, 
in Minneapolis, Minn. 



(234) AURELIA WRIGHT, daughter of Ebenezer (12) 

and Lucretia Wright. 
Born, 1794, in Shoreham, Vt.; d. Oct. 16th, 1858; 

aged 64 years. 
Married Horace Williams; he was born, 1794. in 

Hartford, Conn.; d. Feb. 24th, 1862. 
Residence, Shoreham, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

Lucretia Williams, b. April 7th, ; m. James 

Kimball; d. about 1830: left one son. 
(252) Abigail Miller Williams, b. March 9th, 1817; d. 
June 24th, 1889. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT V A INI I I. Y 

(253) Horace Williams, b. Feb. 2d, 1819; d. April 15th, 

1897. 

(254) Laura Williams, b. July 29th, 1823; d. May 5th. 

1890. 

(255) Calnah Williams, d. Dec. 12th, 18T6. 

(256) Cameron Kleher Williams, b. July 8th, 1829; d. 

June 10th, 1905. 
Betsey Williams, d. April 28th, 1848; :iged 15 
years. 



(252) ABIGAIL M. WILLIAMS, daughter of Aurelia 

(234) and Horace Williams. 
Born March 9th, 1817, in Shoreham, Vt.; d. June 

24th, 1889, in W. Haven, Vt. 
Married Julius C. Norton, 1832; he died April 

10th, 1875. 
Residence, W. Haven, Vt. 

CHILD 

(257) Eli Burke Norton, b. Dec. 24th, 1839, in W. Haven, 
Vermont. Enlisted in Co. D, 14th Vermont 
Vol. ; served 9 months. 



(257) ELI B. NORTON, son of Abigail M. (252) and 

Julius C. Norton. 
Born Dec. 24th, 1839, in W. Haven, Vt. 
Married (first) Luzerna L. Fay, Jan, 5th, 1871, in 

Ticonderoga, N. Y. ; she died Feb. 2d, 1872. 

(Second) Catherine Hunter, May 31st, 1877, in 

Holyoke, Mass. 
Residence, Benson, Vt. 

CHILD BY FIRST WIFE 

Walter Chauncy Norton, b. Jan., 1872, 

CHILDREN BY SECOND WIFE 

Daughter, b. and d. Feb. 3d, 1880. 
Horace Hunter Norton, b. April 7th, 1881 ; un^. 
married. 

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Mr. and Mrs Horace Williams 



H I S T (1 R Y or T 11 E W R I C. 11 T F A :M I I> Y 

(253) IIORACK WILLIAJJS, son of Anrelia (234) and 

Horace Williams. 
Born Feb. 2d, 1819, in Shoreham, Vt. ; died April 

loth, 1897, in Dubuque, Iowa. 
Married OJive Delano^ Dec. 23d, 1847, in Ticon- 

deroga, N. Y. ; daughter of Clark and Zilpha 

(Smith) Delano, born May 13th, 1827. 
Last Residence, Dubuque, Iowa. 

CHILDREN 

(260) riark Delano Williams, b. Sept 18th, 1848, in 

Brandon, Vt. 

(261) Edniond Ca^Msle Williams^ b. Oct. 5th, 1850, in 

Brandon, Vt. 

(262) Henry Edson Williams, b. July 1st, 1853, in Or- 

well, Vt. 

(263) Eva Lucretia Williams, b. Oct. 24th, 1855, in Cold 

Spring, Wis. 
Julia Anrelia Williams, b. Oct. 13th, 1858, in Cold 

Spring, Wis. ; d. Feb. 29th, 1880, in Benson, Vt. : 

unmarried. 
Nettie May Williams, b. July 6th, 1865, in La 

Grange, Wis. ; d. Sept. 6th, 1882, in Benson, Vt. ; 

unmarried. 



Horace Williams (253) had no advantages in early 
life, but through his own efforts became a well informed 
man; was blessed with native sense, good judgment and 
high moral perceptions. He won the esteem of all Avho 
penetrated his modest reserve and knew him intimately. 

Industrious and persevering, he gained a comfortable 
independence which was lost by an unfortunate move, 
late in life. His habit of industry never flagged, and on 
his seventieth birthday he sawed and split a cord of wood. 

He began life as a farmer, in Brandon, Vt., and later 
lived in Orwell and Shoreham, Vt. He was an expert 

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IT I S T O R Y OF T H E A^' K I O II T F A M I L Y 

sheep-shearer, and was associated with breeders of French 
Merino sheep, accompanying them on several selling trips 
to Wisconsin, to which state he moved in May, 1855, 
renting land in Cold Spring, Jefferson Co., near "^Vliite- 
water. 

Here he later purchased a farm which he sold in 
1859 and Avent to La Grange, Walworth Co., living there 
until 1878, when he returned to Benson, Vt., and pur- 
chased a large farm, expecting one or more of his sons 
to come and live w^ith him, but they were not content to 
live in a remote rural district and the farm passed from 
his ownership. 

In the meantime, his sons became established in busi- 
ness in Dubuque, loAva, and he joined them in that place. 

Though not affiliated with any church, Mr. Williams 
and his wife accepted the Universalist faith, and lived 
exemplary lives, seeking to rear their children to become 
worthy citizens. 

His wife, Olive Delano, was a descendant of Philip 
de la Noye, a Huguenot who came to this country on the 
ship "Fortune" in 1621 and joined the PWmouth colon3\ 

Philip's son, Jonathan, was the father of Jonathan 
(2) whose son, Nathan, was the father of Abisha, father 
of Clark Delano, the father of Olive Delano Williams. 



(260) CLARK D. WILLIA3IS, son of Horace (253) 
and Olive D. Williams. 

Born Sept. 18th, 1848, in Brandon, Vt. 

Married Josephine EUentine Jorgensen^ Dec. 14th, 
1884, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Ole and 
Ann Maria (Didrickson) Jorgensen. 

Residence, Dubuque, Iowa. 

CHILDREN 

Olive Williams^ b. July 13th, 1887. 
Son and daughter, d. in infancy. 

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HISTORY or THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

(2G1) EDMOND C. WILLIAMS, son of Horace (253) 
and Olive D. Williams. 

Born Oct. 5th, 1850, probably in Middlebury, Vt. 

JSIarried Maiy Ahhy Nickerson, Oct. 3d, 1883, in 
Chicao-o, 111. ; daughter of David and Mary Ade- 
laide (Wilkinson) Nickerson; b. July 30th, 
1854, in Somerville, Mass. 

Residence, Dubuque, Iowa. 

CHILDREN 

Nettie Adelaide WiUiajns, b. Oct. 29th, 1887, in 

Whitewater, Wis. 
Grace Evaleene Williams, b. Feb. 19th, 1890, in 

Decorah, Iowa. 



(262) HENRY E. WILLIAMS, son of Horace (253) 
and Olive D. Williams. 

Born July 1st, 1853, in Orwell, Vt. 

Married Ada L. WiUiams (285), Jan. 24th, 1880, 
of AA^iiting, Vt.; daughter of C. Kleber (256) 
and Louisa R. (Bissell) Williams. 

Residence, Dubuque, Iowa. 

CHILDREN 

Orra May Williams, b. Nov. 9th, 1880, in Benson, 
Vt.; m. William Ford, Oct. 22d, 1903': no chil- 
dren. Residence, Dubuque, Iowa. 

Nettie Avrelia Williams, b. Sept. 16th, 1887: d. 
Dec. 6th, 1887. 
(264) Bessie Alta Williams, b. April 7th, 1890, in Du- 
buque, Iowa. 

Jennie Almond Williams, b. Api'il 7th. 1890: d. 
Aug. 3d, 1890. 



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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT T A INI I !> Y 

(264) BESSIE A. WILLIAMS, daughter of Henry E. 
(262) and Ada L. (285) Williams. 
Born April 7th, 1890, in Dubuque, Iowa. 
Married Chester Steiner, Dec. 19th, 1906. 
Residence, Dubuque, Iowa. 

CHILDREN 

Carl Henry Steiner, b. June Tth. 1907. 
Ora May Steiner, b. Feb. 4th, 1910. 



(263) EVA L. WILLIAMS, daughter of Horace (253) 

and Olive D. Williams. 
Born Oct. 24th, 1855, in Cold Spring, Jefferson 

Co., Wisconsin. 
Married James A. Ellis, Feb. 8th, 1873, in Hebron, 

Wisconsin. 
Residence, New York City, N. Y. 

CHILDREN 

(265) Guy Cicero Ellis, b. Oct. 31st, 1873, in LaGrange, 

Wisconsin. • 

(266) Julia Maud Ellis, b. Aug. 6th, 1875, in Green Bay, 

Wisconsin. 

(267) Priscilla May Ellis, b. Jan. 28th, 1878, in La 

Grange, AVis. 
Minnie Madge Ellis, b. July 26th, 1879, in La 
Grange, Wis. ; m. William G. Underwood, son of 
William D. and Emilie B. Underwood, Chicago, 
111., Feb. 14th, 1900. Residence, New York City. 

(268) Charles Williams Ellis, b. July 1st, 1881, in Har- 

vard Junction, 111. 
James Jlorace Ellis, b. Nov. 19th, 1882, in Benson, 
Vermont. 

(269) William David Ellis, b. Sept. 2d, 1885, in White- 

water, Wis. 
Philip de la Noye Ellis, b. June 18th, 1895, in 
Whitewater, Wis. 

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TIISTORY OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

(265) GVY C. ELLIS, son of Eva L. (263) and James 

A. Ellis. 
Born Oct. 31st, 1873, in LaGrange, Wis. 
Married Jessie Elizabeth Havens^ May 27th, 1896, 

in LaCrosse, Wis. : b. July 8th. 1878, in Mindoro. 

Wis. ; daughter of Harlow and Elizabeth Allen 

(Furness) Havens. 
Residence, West Salem, AYis. 

CHILD 

Gladys Evangeline Ellis, b. June 5th, 1902, in La 
Crosse, Wis. 



(266) JULIA M. ELLIS, daughter of Eva L. (263) and 

James A. Ellis. 
Born Aug. 6th. 1875, in Green Bay, Wis, 
Married Edward Everett Lee, July 1st, 1901, son 

of Patrick and Mary (Gary) Lee. He was born 

Jan. 25th, 1870, in Chicago, 111. 
Residence, Chicago, 111. 

CHILDREN 

Ellis Gary Lee, b. June 18th, 1902. 
Olive Delano Lee, b. April 7th, 190-1. 
Marguerite Esther Lee, b. Aug. 22d, 1906; d. Nov. 
28th, 1910. 



(267) PRISCILLA M. ELLIS, daughter of Eva L. 
(263) and James A. Ellis. 
Born Jan. 28th, 1878, in LaGrange, Wis. 
Married Joshua Danforth Mallette, Oct. 3d, 1900: 
b. Jan. 16th, 1874, son of Benedict and Annie F. 
Mallette, of Philadelphia, Pa. 
Residence, near Michigan City, Ind. 

CHILDREN 

Virginia Eva Mallette, b. Jan. 29th, 1902. 
^Valter Danforth Mallette, b. June 25th, 1904. 
Lucille Maud Mallette, b. Sept. 23d, 1911. 

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HISTORY OF THE W R I Cx H T F A IM I L Y 

(268) CHARLES W. ELLIS, son of Eva L. (263) and 

James A. Ellis. 
Born July 1st, 1881, in Harvard Junction, 111. 
Married Sylvia Beals, Dec. 6th, 1911, in New York 

City; daughter of Melvin E. and Emma E. 

Beals of Chicago, 111. 
Residence, Chicago, 111. 

CHILD 

James Melvin Ellis, b. Nov. 28th, 1912, Chicago, 
Illinois. 



(269) ^¥ILLIAM D. ELLIS, son of Eva L. (263) and 

James A. Ellis. 
Born Sept. 2d, 1885, in AVliitewater, Wis. 
Married Irma Mary Ghartoir, Jan. 21st, 1907, in 

Chicago, 111. She was born Jan. 15th, 1889; 

daughter of Eugene and Catherine S. Cliartoir. 
Residence, Buchanan, Mich. 

CHILD 

Eva Catlierine Ellis, b. Nov. 28th, 1909. 



(254) LAURA WILLIAMS, daughter of Aurelia (234) 

and Horace Williams. 
Born, 1823, in Shoreham, Vt. ; d. May 5th, 1890, in 

Fort Ann, N. Y. 
Married O. P. Pinchin, 1845: he died Nov. 17th, 

1895. 
Residence, Fort Ann, N. Y. 

CHILDREN 

(270) John D. Pinchin, b. Dec. 3d, 1848, Shoreham, Vt. 

(271) Ilinda Pinchin, b. March 30th, 1850, Ticonderoga, 

New York. 
Ella Pinchin, b. May 11th, 1852, shoreham, Vt.; 
m. Joseph Yarter. Residence, Fort Ann, N. Y. 
No children. 

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HISTORY (^ F THE WRIGHT F A 31 T I. "i" 

Thomas Pinchin^ b. Oct. 29th, 1854, Shorehain, Vt. : 
unmarried. 

Cora Pinchin, b. Jul}' 24th, 1857, WhiteAvater, 
Wis.; m. J. A. Crouch, Nov. 22d, 1904; no chil- 
dren. Residence, Fort Ann, N. Y. 

(272) Will Phi chin, b. Dec. 25th, 1859, Eagle, Wis. 

(273) Fred Pinchin, b. May 16th, 1860. Ticonderoga, 

New York. 
Sanger Pinchin. b. March 22d, 1862, Ticonderoga, 
N. Y. ; m. Annie Coleman, July 14th, 1892: no 
children. Residence, North Tonawanda, N. Y. 



(270) JOnX D. PINCHIN, son of Laura (254) and 
O. P. Pinchin. 
Born Dec. 3d, 1848, in Shoreham, Vt. 
Married E. E. Warner, Feb. 1st, 1866. 
Residence, Fort Ann, N. Y. 

CHILDREX 

Oliver P. Pinchin, b. Feb. 9th, 1867. 

(274) Mary A. Pinchin, b. Nov. 28th, 1873. 

Julivs Kleher Pinchin, h. Feb. 8th, 1876: m. Elinor 
La Vorn. Nov. 28th, 1904: no children. 

Fred Pinchin, b. Nov. 28th. 1877: m. Margeret 
Rogers, Oct. 28th, 1909; no children. 

Arthur Pinchin, b. July 13th, 1879. 

(275) Thomas Pinchin, b. March 3d, 1882. 



(274) MARY A. PIXCHIX, daughter of John D. (270) 
and E. E. Pinchin. 
Born Nov. 28th, 1873. 
Married Frederick Tucker, Oct. 28th. 1891. 

CHILDREN 

Gordon F. Tucker. 
Genevieve G. Tucker. 
George F. l\icker. 

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HISTORY OF THE A\- R T G H T F A IM I L Y 

(27r>) THOMAS PINCHIN, son of John D. (270) and 
E. E. Pinchin. 
Born March 3d, 1882. 
Married Nellie Crogan, June ^Oth, 1906. 

CHILD 

Robert Pinchin. 



(271) I LINDA PINCHIN, daughter of Laura (254) and 
O. P. Pinchin. 
Born March 30th, 1850, in Ticonderoga, N. Y. 
Married A. T. Hathaway, May 14th, 1889. 
Eesidence, North Tonawanda, N. Y. 

CHILD 

Sanger A. Hathaway, b. April 12th, 1891. 



(272) 1I7ZZ PINCHIN, son of Laura (254) and O. P. 
Pinchin. 
Born Dec. 25th, 1859, in Eagle, Wis. 
Married Susie Cosgrove, July 27th, 1892. 
Eesidence, Tonawanda, N. Y. 

CHILDREN 

Naomi Pinchin, b. Aug. 22d, 1894. 
Laura E. Pinchin, b. June 10th, 1898. 



;273) FRED PINCHIN, son of Laura (254) and O. P. 
Pinchin. 
Born May 16th, 1860, in Ticonderoga, N. Y. 
Married Emtna Hathaway, Aug. 1st, 1883. 
Residence, Brandon, N. Y. 

CHILDREN 

Ella Pinchin. 
Laura Pinchin. 
James Pinchm. 
Ruth Pinchin. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT F A ]M I T. Y 

{:>:}o) CALNAH WILLIAMS, daiijrliter of Aurelia 
(234) and Horace Williams, 

Born ; d. Dec. 12th, 1876 ; aged 47 3'ears. 

Married Isaac Jennings. 
Residence, Shoreham, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

(276) EmeliTie Jennings. 

Eugene Jennings, m. ; no children. 

(277) Addie Jennings. 

(278) Lillie Jennings. 

Grant Jennings, m. : no children. 



(276) EMELINE JEXNING8, daughter of Calnah 
(255) and Isaac Jennings. 

Born , in Shoreham, Vt. ; d. . 

Married Milton Goodnch. 
Residence, Whiting, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

Ralph GoodHch. 

Edna Goodrich, m. Solon Miller: had children. 



(277) ADDIE JEiYXIXGS, daughter of Calnah (255) 
and Isaac tlennings. 

Born . in Shoreham, Vt. 

Married (first) Frank White, (second) Kemp. 

CHILD 

Floyd White. 



(278) LILLIE JENNINGS, daughter of Calnah (255) 
and Isaac Jennings. 

Born , in Shoreham, Vt. 

Married (first) Dijedon; (second) Reynolds. 

CHILDREN 

Lillie Dijedon. 
Ona Dijedon. 

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HISTORY O F 1' II E WRIGHT FAMILY 

(256) CAMERON KLEBER WILLIAMS, son of Aiire- 

lia (234) and Horace Williams. 
Born July 18th, 1829, in Shoreham, Vt. ; d. June 

10th, 1905, in "V^Hiiting, Vt. 
Married Louisa R. Bissell, Nov. 30th, 1854. 
Residence, Shoreham and Whiting, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

Orra May Willia/)ns, b. May 27th, 1856; d. Nov. 

4th, 1856. 
Carl Kleher Williams, b. July 10th, 1859 ; m. Flora 

Cahee; no children. 

(285) Ada Louisa Williams, b. Sept. 30th, 1861; m. 

Henry E. Williams (262). (See his record, page 
161.) 

(286) Frank Warren Williams, b. Nov. 13th, 1865. 

(287) Anna Aurelia Williams, b. Aug. 6th, 1869. 

(288) William Wright Williams, b. Feb. 6th, 1875. 



C. Kleher Williams (256) lived in Shoreham, Vt.. 
when first married, but removed to Whiting during the 
■60s, where he spent the remainder of his long and use- 
ful life. He was well known in the community as a pros- 
perous farmer, and much respected as a man who was 
honest and upright in his dealings. 



(286) FRANK W. WILLIAMS, son of C. Kleber (256) 
and Louisa Williams. 
Born Nov. 13th, 1865, in Whiting, Vt. 
Married Lizzie Green, Nov. 12th, 1885. 
Residence, "N^Hiiting, Vt. 

CHILD 

Florence Green Williams, b. Dec. 21st, 1886. in 
\^^iiting, Vt. ; she m. Nelson C. Jones, Dec. 16th. 
1908, Shoreham, Vt. ; no children. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT F A .AI I I. Y 

(287) ANXA A. WILLIAMS, daughter of C. Kleber 
(256) and Louisa R. Williams. 
Born Aug. 6th, 1869, in Whiting, Vt. 
Married Frank Wood, April 3d, 1895. 
Residence, Brandon, Vt. 

CHILD 

Rohert Henry Wood, b. March 9th, 1896, in Bran- 
don, Vt. 



(288) WILLIAM W. WILLIAMS, son of (\ Klelxn- 
(256) and Louisa R. Williams. 
Born Feb. 6th, 1875, in Whiting, Vt. 
Married Grace Stevens, Aug. l-lth. 1895. 
Residence, Whiting, Vt. 

CHILD 

Kenneth Williams, b. Sept. 27th, 1901, in Whiting, 
Vermont, 



THE CHILDREN OF EBENEZER WRIGHT (12) 



(235) DAN S. WRIGHT, son of Ebenezer (12) and 

Lucretia Wright. 
Born March 5th, 1802, in Shoreham, Vt.; d. Jan. 

31st, 1867, in AVhitehall, N. Y. 
Married (first) Eluthera Farnham, April 6th, 

1828, in Port Kent, N. Y.; she died Nov. 1st, 

1829, in Westport, N. Y. (Second) Lucy Elvira 
Wadhams, Sept. 19th, 1830, in Westport, X. Y. : 
she died July Uth, 1884, in Elkhart, Ind. 

Residence, Whitehall, N. Y. 

CHILD BY FIRST WIFE 

(289) Eugene Orville Wright, b. March 12th, 1829. in 
Westport, N. Y. ; d. May 7th, 1859, in Auburn, 

Calif. 

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CHILDREN HY SECOND WIFE 

(All born in Whitehall, X. Y.) 
(200) Henry Clay Wright, b. Sept. 2d, 1832; d. Jan. IGth. 
1896, in Elkhart, Ind. 

(291) Charles Hall Wright, b. March 21st, 1835; unmar- 

ried. (See War Record.) 

(292) Eluthera Farnham Wright, b. March 28th, 1837: d. 

March 16th, 1891. 

(293) Lucy Alvira Wright, b. June 19th, 1839; d. Feb. 

21st, 1906, in Chicago, 111. 

(294) Frederick Wadhams Wright, b. July 3d, 1842. 
Mary Eugenia Wright, b. March 7th, 1847 ; unmar- 
ried. Residence, Chicago, 111. 



Dan S. Wright, J/. D., (235) practiced medicine a 
few years in Westport, N. Y., and afterwards moved to 
Whitehall, N. Y., and practiced there about 35 years.. 
He was an "old line Whig" and took an active part in 
politics; was elected to the Legislature in 1842, and to the 
State Senate in 1852, sei'ving two years. 

Was a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity 
and held several hi^h offices in that order. 



(289) EUGENE O. WRIGHT, son of Dan S. (235) and 
Eluthera F. Wright. 
Born March 12th, 1829, in Westport, N. Y. ; died 
May 7th, 1859, in Auburn, Placer Co., Calif. 



He left home in the fall of 1849 for the West, and in 
the spring of 1850 took the overland route to California, 
and after incredible hardships and suffering reached there 
the following September. He was ill with tuberculosis 
when he left home, but regained his health on the jour- 
ney. While making preparations for a visit to his old 

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HISTORY O r T H E "W K I G II T F A M I I. Y 



home in 1858, he was stricken with paralysis, from the 
effects of which he died in May, 1859. 

He had an unblemished reputation and a character 
above reproach. 



(290) IIPJNRY C. WRIGHT, son of Dan S. (235) and 
Lucy Alvira Wright. 
Born Sept. 2d, 1832, in AVhitehall, N. Y.; d. Jan. 

16th, 1896, in Elkhart, Ind. 
Married Marion E. Hendrick, July, 1857. 
Residence, Elkhart, Ind. 

CHILDREN 

Ella F. Wright, b. Dec. 5th, 1860. 
Mary E. Wright, b. Jan. 10th, 1865; m. Perry 
Turner, Dec, 1885. 
(295) Ernest C. Wright, b. Sept. 23d, 1866. 
Lucy W. Wright, b. Jan. 27th, 1868. 
Victor Wright, b. Aug. 31st, 1874. 



Henry C. Wright (290) was First Lieutenant l\. Q. 
M. He belonged to Co. I, 25th Illinois Infantry, Woods' 
Division, Willick Brigade, 4th Army Corps. 



(295) ERNES 7' C. WRIGHT, son of Henry C. (290) 
and Marion E. Wright. 
Born Sept. 23d, 1866. 
Married Mary Sl-eels, Sept., 1885. 
Residence, Elkhart, Ind. 

CHILDREN 

Agnes Wright, b. Sept. 28th. 1887. 
Kenneth Wright, b. Sept. 7th, 1890. 

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HISTORY OF THE A\'RTGHT rA:MILY 

(291) CHARLES II. WRIGHT, son of Dan S. (235) 

and Lucy Alvira AVright. 
Born March 21st, 1835; unmarried; living in 

Shoreham, Vt. 
He was a private in Co. K, 25tli, 111. Infantry. 

Woods Division, Willicli Brigade, 4th Army 

Corps. 



(292) ELUTHERA F. ^y RIGHT, daughter of Dan S. 
(235) and Lucy Alvira Wright. 
Born March 28th, 1837, in Whitehall, N. Y. ; died 

March 16th, 1891. 
Married WiUet E. Rogers, Oct. 7th, 1857. 
Residence, Wadhams Mills, N. Y. 

CHHiDREN 

Kate Rogers, b. Sept. 27th, 1858; d. July 9th, 
1902; m. E. G. Worden, Sept. 15th, 1887; no 
children. Residence, Lewiston, Mont. 

Nancy Rogers, b. Oct. 24th, 1859 ; d. Sept. 3d, 1863. 

Dan F. Rogers, b. Dec. 22d, 1861; d. July 24th, 
1865. 

Lucy Rogers, b. Dec. 23d, 1863; d. July 26th, 1865. 
(296) Mary Rogers, b. Aug. 26th, 1866. 

Eli Myron Rogers, b. Dec. 4th, 1868 ; m. May True 
Grundy, June, 1892; no children. She died Aug., 
1899. Residence, New Haven, Conn. 



(296) MARY ROGERS, daughter of Eluthera F. (292) 
and Willet E. Rogers. 
Born Aug. 26th, 1866, in Wadhams Mills, N. Y. 
JNIarried Harry Knotolton, Dec. 30th, 1889. 
Residence, New London, Conn. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT F A :\r I I. Y 
CHILDREN 

Guy Rogers Knoidton^ b. Feb. 6th, 1891. 
Kenneth Rennich Knoivlton, b. July 6th, 1894. 
Durand Leigh Knowlton^ b. Feb. 22d, 1899 ; d. Jan. 

19th, 1900. 
Laurence Worden Knoiclton, b. July 18th, 1904. 



(•293) LUCY A. WRIGHT, daughter of Dan S. (235) 
and Lucy Alvira Wright. 
Born June 19th, 1839, in Whitehall, X. Y. : d. Feb. 

21st, 1906. 
Married Joh7i Penfield. 
Residence, Rantoul, 111. 

CHILDREN 

Eugene "IF. Penfield, b. July 12th, I860; d. Oct. 
26th, 1891: unmarried. 
(297) John H. Pen-field, b. Sept. 1st, 1863. 

Lucy B. Penfield, b. Jan. 5th, 1866: d. Oct. 12th. 
1900. 

FredeHch W. Penfield, b. July 28th, 1868: ni. Eliz- 
abeth Woods, Aug. 4th, 1906; no children. Res- 
idence, Chicago, 111. 



(297) JOHN H. PENFIELD, son of Lucy A. (293) and 
John Penfield. 
Born Sept. 1st. 1863. 

Married Jvlia , Feb. 18th, 1906. 

Residence, Eastoii, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

Ruth Penfield, b. Jan. 2d, 1910. 

Jean Rohertson Penfelds b. July 17th, 1912. 

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HISTORY OF THE A\' R I G TI T F A 31 I I. Y 

(294) FREDERICK ^Y . WRIGHT, son of Dan S. (235) 
and Lucy Alvira Wright. 

Born July 3d, 1842, in Whitehall, N. Y. 

Married Ellen S. Rich, March 2d, 1871, in Shore- 
ham, Vt. ; she died Nov. 26th, 1888, in Hammond, 
La. 

Residence, IMemphis. Tenn. 

CHILDREN 

Edgar Wadhams Wiight, b. May 26th. 1872, in 
Rantoul, 111. 

Charles Rich Wright, b. March 3d, 1875, in Elk- 
hart, Ind. 

Gertrude Alvira Wright, b. Sept. 19th, 1878, in 
Elkhart, Ind. 



Frederick W. Wright (294) was a private in Co. H, 
14th New York Heavy Artillery, First Division, Ninth 
Army Corps. 



THE CHILDREN OF EBENEZER WRIGHT (12) 



(236) MYRON W. C. WRIGHT, son of Ebenezer (12) 

and Lucretia Wright. 
Born Jan. 25th, 1804, in Shoreham, Vt. ; d. Aug. 

1st, 1873, in Shoreham. 
Married Tryphosa Bissell, Feb. 27th, 1827, of 

Shoreham, Vt. ; she was born June 15th, 1804; 

d. Dec. 20th, 1893. 
Residence, Shoreham, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

Trtjphena Wright, b. May 9th, 1828; d. Aug. 19th, 

1830. 
Tvnn sons, b. Feb. 22d, 1830 ; d. Feb. 23d, 1830. 

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HISTORY OF THE AV R I O H T F A M I T. Y 

(298) Tryphosa Ann Wright, b. Oct. 12th, 1831. 

Ellen P. Wnghf, b. Oct. Tth, 1833; d. Sept. 15th, 
1910; m. Henry M. Barniim, Aug. 8th, 1864; no 
children. He died April, 1911. Eesidence, Free- 
port, 111. 

(299) Don Juan Van H olden Wright, b. July Tth, 1835; 

d. Sept. 15th, 1898. 

(300) Emma L. Wright, b. Feb. 19th, 1837; d. Aug. 13th, 

1889. 



Myron W. C. Wright (236) was a member of the 
Vermont Legislature from Shoreham, in the years 1846. 
1859 and 1860, being regarded as one of the strong men 
of that bod}'. He was assistant judge of the Addison 
Countj^ Court in 1855 and 1856, filling that position with 
marked ability. 

Naturally a man of strong intellectual power, with 
keen perceptive faculties and sparkling humor, which 
gave him rare social qualities, he attached to himself nu- 
merous warm friends in his home town and throughout 
the state. 



(298) TRYPHOSA A. WRIGHT, daughter of Myron 
W. C. (236) and Tryphosa Wright. 

Born Oct. 12th, 1831, in Shoreham, Vt. 

Married Roswell White Wells, Oct. 27th, 1856, of 
Burlington, Vt. Pie was born Nov. 17th, 1833: 
died Feb. 4th, 1883. 

Residence, Waupun, Wis. 

CHILDREX 

Ella Mellisa Wells, b. Sept. 6th, 1857: d. March 

18th, 1874. 
William Myron Welh, b. Dec. :'..!. 1850: d. Oct. 

23d, 1863. 

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HISTORY OF T PI E '\\" I? I G H T FAMILY 

Fred Wright Wells, b. Dec. 9th, 1866; d. July 29th, 

1870. 
Kate White Wells, b. Sept. 19th, 1870; d. Oct. 18th, 

1870. 



(299) D. JUAN V. II. WRIGHT, son of Myron W. C. 
(236) and Tryphosa Wright. 

Born July 7th, 1835, in Shoreham, Vt.; d. Sept. 
15th, 1898. 

Married Jane A. Wilson, Sept. 13th, 1858, in Shore- 
ham, Vt. 

Residence, Shoreham, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

Henry Wright, b. Jan. 12th, 1859 ; m. Ella Laverty, 
Nov. 3d, 1891 ; no children. Shoreham, Vt. 

Charles A. Wright, b. July, 1862; d. Feb. 11th, 
1868. 
(301) George Wright, b. July 25th, 1864. 



D. Juan V. II. Wright (299) was in the Civil War, 
serving as second lieutenant in Co. D, 14th Vermont Reg- 
iment, commanded by Captain Chas. E. Abells. He was 
honorably discharged in Brattleboro, Vt., July 30th, 
1863. 



(301) GEORGE WRIGHT, son of D. Juan (299) and 
Jane Wright. 
Born July 25th, 1864, in Shoreham, Vt. 
Married Nancy Laverty, June, 1891. 
Residence, Shoreham, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

Bessie Edna Wright, b. March 5th, 1895. 
Doris E. Wright, b. Aug. 12th, 1901. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIT, II T F A Af T T. Y 

(300) EMMA L. WRIGHT, daughter of Myron W. C. 

(236) and Tryphosa Wright. 
Born Feb. 19th, 1837, in Shoreham, Vt.; d. Aug. 

13th, 1889. 
Married Harvey S. Brookins, Sept. 3d, 1866; he 

died Sept. 1st, 1907. 
Residence, Shoreham, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

(302) Lura E. Brookins, b. April 18th, 1869, in Shore- 

ham, Vt. 

(303) Edna E. Brookins, b. April 27th, 1871, in Shore- 

ham, Vt. 

Wihna Brookins, b. ; d. 1873, in Shoreham, 

Vermont. 

Arthur H. Brookins, h. March 8th, 1874, in Shore- 
ham, Vt. 



(302) LUBA E. BROOKINS, daughter of Emma L. 

(300) and Harvey S. Brookins. 
Born April 18th, 1869, in Shoreham, Vt. 
Married Foster S. Whiting, Sept. 24th, 1902, in 

Shoreham, Vt. 
Residence, Burlington, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

Harvey Brookins Whiting, b. Oct. 20th, 1906, in 
Shoreham, Vt. 

Harold Wright Whiting, b. Nov. 7th, 1011. in Bur- 
lington, Vt. 



(303) EDNA E. BROOKINS, daughter of Emma L. 
(300) and Harvey S. Brookins. 
Born April 27th, 1871, in Shorehaui, Vt. 



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HISTORY OF THE A\^ R I G H T FAMILY 

Married Arthur J. Blackmer, Oct. 11th, 1899, in 

Shoreham, Vt. 
Residence, Middlebury, Vt, 

CHILD 

Russell Hill Blackmer^ b. July 18th, 1907, in Mid- 
dlebury, Vt. 



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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT F A M I I. '^' 



Chapter XI 1 



THE CHILDREN OF SAMUEL WRIGHT (9) 

(13) JOSEPH WRIGHT, son of Samuel (9) and Me- 

hitable Wright. 
Born Dec. 17th, 1769, in Lenox, Mass. ; d. Jan. 24th, 

1851; aged 81 years. 
Married Elizabeth Rotdey, 179 — ; she died March 

24th, 1839 ; aged 73. 
Last residence, Enosburg, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

(304) Joseph Wright, Jr., b. Dec. 27th, 1793, in Shore- 

ham, Vt. ; d. Dec. 23d, 1875. 
Stephen Wright, b. Nov. 27th, 1795, in Shoreham, 
Vt. ; d. Nov. 27th, 1798. 

(305) Moses Wright, b. Feb. 8th, 1798, in Shoreham, Vt.; 

d. May 8th, 1870. 

(306) Daniel Wnght, b. April 30th, 1800, in Shoreham, 

Vt. ; d. July 25th, 1886. 

(307) Stephen Wright (II J, b. Oct. 25th, 1802. in Monk- 

ton, Vt. ; d. Dec. 1st, 1885. 

(308) Elizabeth Wright, b. May 1st, 1805, in Pittsford, 

Vt.; d. May 26th, 1881." 

(309) John Wright, h. June 27th. 1809, in Pittsford, Vt.: 

d. June 25th, 1875. 



Joseph Wright (13), born in Lenox, Mass., moved 
first to Shoreham, Vt., afterwards lived for a number of 
years in Pittsford, Vt.. from which place he moved to 
Enosburg, Vt., in 1811, sj^ending the remainder of his 



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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

life in that town. He built the first grist-mill in the 
southeast part of the town in 1812. Grain was ground in 
it during the War of 1812. 

"He was an honest miller. He measured every grist 
in his half-bushel, stopping the mill between each grist, 
if bolted ; after stopping the mill, he would turn the bolt 
by hand with a crank made for that purpose, and clean 
it out — thus giving each man his own grist and (lU of it. 
An old Dutchman once employed to tend his mill, being 
annoyed by the frequent lack of marks and strings on 
the bags, gave his customers appropriate notice by writing 
on the door in bold hand : 

'Attend and hear de miller sing- 
Mark de bags, and put on de good string 
For dat be one good ting.' 

"The Congregational Church in Enosburg was organ- 
ized Oct. 11th, 1811, and Joseph Wright was one of the 
charter meml^ers. His Avife belonged to the Baptist 
Church. Mr. Wright went to meeting on foot for twenty 
years — 33^ miles — and Avas there in all weathers, which is 
characteristic of his descendants still with ns.'' — Quota- 
tion from '"'' He men waifs Vermont GazetteerP 

His grandson, noAv living, says that his "grandfather 
always rode horseback to chui-cli," iu his remembrance. 



THE CHH.DEEX OF JOSEPFI AVKIGFIT (13) 



(304) JOSEPH WRIGHT, Jr.. son of Joseph (13) and 
Elizabeth Rowley Wright. 

Born Dec. 27th, 1793, in Shoreliam. Vt.: died De- 
cember 23d, 1875, in Montgomery Center. Vt. 

Married (first) Eunice Avery, Oct. 4th, 1819; she 
died Oct. 17th, 1836; (second) Roxanna Wet/th- 
erby, April, 1840. 

llesidence, Enosburg and Montgomery, Vt. 

180 



HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

CHILDREN 

Alzada M. Wrif/ht, b. Aug. 31st, 1820; d. Jan. 2d. 

1905; 111. (first) Richard Davis; (second) Ralph 

Fenton; no children. 
Samuel A. Wrir/hf, h. Jnly 2d, 1824: d. Mav 11th. 

1827. 

(310) George W. Wright, h. July 14th, 1826. 

(311) Lovina A. Wright, b. April 9th, 1829: d. May Mh. 

1853. 

(312) Samuel H. Wright, b. Sept. 4th, 1833; d. Dec. lOth. 

1900. 

(313) Joseph A. Wright, b. Oct. 5th. 1836. 



Joseph Wright, Ji'., (304) followed the business 
of his father, grinding grain in the old mill during the 
early part of his life, then settled on a timber farm one- 
half mile from the old mill. 

A small block house was built in the inidsi of ilic 
forest and a few acres of timber cleared away which 
formed a nucleus for a Xew England home. 

Each year added to the field of cleared land and in 
the course of time the forest gave place to a beautiful 
meadow and fields of growing grain. A new frame build- 
ing was added to the block house, and later a small addi- 
tion was attached to its side with a low slanting roof, 
which aiforded a fine scatt'olding tor the children when 
picking apples from the trees overhanging the roof. 

In this home the children were born and their mother. 
Eunice, died. The family afterwards removed to ^foni- 
gomerv, Vt. 



(310) GEORGE W. llAV^'Z/y. son of Joseph. Jr.. (304) 
and Eunice A. AA'right. 
Born July 14tli. 1826. in Enosburg. Vt. 



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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT F A M I I. Y 

Married (first) Lois D. Davis, June lltli, 1854; 
she died Oct. 31st, 1871; no children. (Second) 
Mary J. Williams, Dec. l*2th, 1872, in Radnor, 
Ohio. 

Residence, Montgomery Center, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

(314) William J. Wright, b. Jan. 14th, 1874, in Mont- 

gomery. Vt. 

(315) Eugene S. Wright, b. Feb. 26th, 1878, in Montgom- 

ery, Vt. 



George W. Wright (310) was born in Enosburg, Vt., 
and at the age of twenty-one years removed to Mont- 
gomery, Vt., where he still resides. He settled in the 
section of the town known as "East Hill," purchased a 
tract of wild land covered with heavy forest, which he 
cleared, carving out a farm from the "primeval wilder- 
ness." Here his tAvo sons, William J., and Eugene S., 
were born. 

In the year 1890, he retired from the farm and 
moved into the village of Montgomery Center. 



;314) WILLIAM J. WRIGHT, son of George W. (310) 
and Mary J. Wright. 

Born Jan. 14th, 1874, in Montgomery, Vt. 

Married Alice L. Orton, Aug. 20th, 1908, in Fair- 
fax, Vt. 

Residence, Montgomery Center, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

Beatrice Orton Wright, b. Jan. 11th, 1910, in Mont- 
gomery, Vt. 
Mary Allen Wright, b. Aug. 14th, 1911, in Mont- 



gomery, Vt. 



182 




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HISTORY' OF THE AN' II I (; TI T F A M I L -^^ 

William J. Wright (314) was educated in Biijrhaiii 
Aeadenw in Bakersfield, Vt., and in Vermont Academy 
in Saxtons River, Vt. 

He aftenvards served as clerk for two years in a 
store in his native village, and three years in a general 
store in North Troy, Vt. 

In Sept., 1897, he opened a grocery and general store 
in Montgomery Center, Vt.. building the store he now 
occupies on Main street, in 1908. It is the largest gen- 
eral store off the line of railroad in northern Vermont. 
He has a storehouse at East Berkshire depot. He is a 
Republican and has served the party as delegate in 
county, district and state conventions. 

He was appointed postmaster in 1897, when William 
^McKinlej^ was President. Is a member of Masonic Union 
Lodge No. 16, in Troy, Vt., and a R. A. M. of Lafayette 
Chapter No. 4, of Enosbiirg, Vt. He is also a member of 
Enosburg Lodge No. 63, I. O. O. F., and of Court Green 
Mountain, I. O. O. F. Is president of the Trout River 
Company, a mercantile corporation in Montgomery Vil- 
lage. Has been town treasurer since 1898, with the ex- 
ception of tvro years. 

His religious preference is Baptist. Possessing agree- 
able manners and an accommodating disposition, he is 
highly esteemed, and is a good type of the rising young 
business man of Vermont. 



(315) EUGEXE S. WRIGHT, son of George W. (310) 

and Mary J. AVright. 
Born Feb. 26th, 1878, in Montgomery, Vt. 
Married Manon Olinsfead, Feb. 14th, 1900, in 

Franklin, Vt. 
Residence, I\Iontgonierv Center, Vt. 

KafhrijH 01 instead Wright, b. June 11th, 1900, in 

Montgomery, Vt. 
Dorothy May Wright, b. May 17th, 1909. 
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HISTORY or THE WRIGHT F A IM I L Y 

(P.11) LOYINA WRIGIir, the second daughter of 
Joseph Wright, Jr., (304) wrote a little poem 
about the old home, which we give below, at the 
request of her brother, Joseph Avery Wright 
(313) : 

f 

MY CHILDHOOD'S HOME. 

"My earliest home — what place so dear 
As that where first I drew my breath? 
Where first I shared a parents love, 
That love that ceaseth not 'till death. 

"Where first my infant mind began 

To strengthen, and in knowledge grow, 
Where first I learned to lisp her name 
Who soon in death was laid so low. 

"Where is she now ? My mother sleeps 
In yonder graveyard's lone retreat; 
Above her grave no willows wave ; 
No flowers of beauty, soft and sweet. 

"My childhood's home — how sweet the name. 
How many memories 'round thee cling. 
Of other days, when life to me 

Was like the young and joyous spring. 

"No stately mansion there did rise. 

With richly furnished rooms, 'tis true ; 
It was an humble country home. 
And quite retired from public view. 

"But that dear, lowly, sheltering roof, 
With apple trees close by the door; 
The garden, too, and then the spring. 
From whence the limpid waters pour. 

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HISTORY or THE "W R T G H T F A :M I I. Y 

"And numerous things, the meadows sfreen, 
The tall old mountains towering high; 
Around my heart are still entwined 
With many a strong yet tender tie. 

"O, yes ! my lovely childhood's home, 
Thou yet art very dear to me; 
And wdiile my memory I retain, 
I still shall love to think of thee." 



(312) SAMUEL H. WRIGHT, son of Joseph, Jr., (304) 

and Eunice A, Wright. 
Born Sept. 4th, 1833, in Enosburg, Vt.: d. Dec. 

10th, 1900. 
Married (first) Hepsey S. Davis. June 11th, 1850: 

she died July 14th, 1866: (second) Angenettc 

Davis, March 19th, 1867. 
Kesidence, Minneapolis, Minn. 

CHILDREN 

Edith May WHght, b. Dec. 27th, 1870. 
Eunice Lovina Wright, b. Oct. 4th, 1872. 
(316) Wayland Avery, b. Sept. 6th, 1874. 



Urban Clarh Wright, b. May 25th, 1878: d. Aug. 
8th, 1878. 



Samuel //. Wright (312) was a soldier in the Civil 
War, in the 5th Vermont Regiment. He was commander 
of the Morgan Post, G. A. R., in :Minneapolis. Minn. He 
was a lovable character and had many friends. 



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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT F A :yr I I. Y 

(316) WAYLAND A. WEIGHT, son of Samuel H. 

(312) and xVngenette D. Wright. 
Born Sept. 6th, 1874. 
Married Ida Victoria Anderson, Sept. 14th. 1902: 

no children. 
Residence, Minneapolis, Minn. 
He is a member of the firm of Shead & Wright. 

leather goods. 



(313) JOSEPH A. WEIGHT, son of Joseph, Jr., (304) 

and Eunice Wright. 
Born Oct. 6th, 1836, in Enosbiirg, Vt. 
Married Eosa A. Cole, July 4th, 1864, in Anna, 

Ohio. 
Residence, Minneapolis, Minn. 

CHILDREN 

(317) 3Iyrta E. Wright, b. Nov. 8th, 1866, in Zanesfiekl 

Ohio. 

(318) Ernest A. Wright, b. July 8th, 1869. in Delhi, 

Ohio. 

(319) Blanche A. Wright, b. Nov. 23d, 1873, in Hunts- 

ville, Ohio. 



Joseph A. Wright (313), the youngest of the family, 
was educated in the district school in Montgomery. Vt., 
then attended North Hampton Institute in South Fair- 
fax, Vt. 

In 1864-5 he was in the Ohio Wesleya^i University 
at Delavan, Ohio, afterwards joining the Central Ohio 
Conference, in the Methodist Episcopal Church. Served 
as pastor of several churches in Ohio during a })eriod of 
14 years. In 1876, they removed to Minneapolis. Minn.. 
where he has served as pastor in Trinity church, at 
Spring Street church, and at Broadway church. 

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ir I S T O R Y OF THE W R I <; H T F A M I I. V 

(:U7) MYRTA E. WRIGHT, daughter of Joseph A. 
(313) and Rosa A. Wright. 
Born Nov. 8th, 1866, in Zanesfield, Ohio. 
Married (first) L. R. Palmer 31. D., June 16th, 

1886; (second) F. M. Reed, Xov. 11th, 1910. 
Residence, Portland, Ore. 

CHILDREN 

Genevieve Palmer, b. Dec. 12th, 1887. 
Dorothy Palmer, b. Sept. 17th, 1898. 



(318) I:RXEST a. WRIGHT, D.D.S.. son of Joseph A. 
(313) and Rosa A. Wright. 
Born July 8th, 1869, in Delhi, Ohio. 
Married EUzaleth Parr, June 24th. 1903. 
Residence, Minneapolis, Minn. 

CHILDREN 

Elizabeth Wright, b. May 4th, 1908. 
Lyman Avery Wright, b. Oct. 16th, 1910. 



;319) BLANCHE A. WRIGHT, daughter of Joseph A. 
(313) and Rosa A. Wright. 
Born Nov. 23d, 1873, in Huntsville, Ohio. 
Married Lyman L. Pierce, June 19th, 1895. 
Residence, Ben Avon, Pa. 

CHILDREN 

Martha Pierce, b. Sept. 30th, 1901. 
Virginia Pierce b. Sept. 6th, 1903. 



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HISTORY or THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

THE CHILDREN OF JOSEPH AVEIGHT (18; 



(305) MOSES WRIGHT, son of Joseph (13) and Eliz- 
abeth R. Wright. 

Born Feb. 8th, 1878, in Shoreham, Vt. ; d. May 8th. 
1870, in Enosburo-, Vt. 

Married Ruth Smith, Jan., 1824, in Cornish, N. H.: 
b. Jan. 20th, 1796, in Cornish; d. Dec. 19th. 1872. 

Residence, Enosburg, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

(320) Moses Edwin Wright, b. March 15th, 1825, in 

Enosbnrg, Vt.; d. Dec. 9th, 1898, in Marlboro. 
New Hampshire. 
Esther Jane Wright, b. Aug. 24th, 1820 : unmar- 
ried, living at old homestead in Enosburg. 

(321) John Melvin Wright, b. Sept. 15th, 1828. 
Elizabeth Louisa Wright, b. Sept. 27th, 1830 ; un- 
married; d. Jan. 27th, 1902. 

(322) James Darwin Wright, b. Dec. 15th, 1832: d. Jan. 

24th, 1903. 

(323) Sarah Maretta Wright, b. Nov. 8th, 1834: d. Feb. 

1st, 1864. 



(320) MOSES E. WRIGHT, son of Moses (305) and 
Ruth Wright. 

Born March 15th, 1825, in Enosburg, Yt. : d. Dec. 
9th, 1898, in Marlboro, N. H. 

Married (first) Ellen Maria Parker, May 22d, 1854, 
of Swanzey, N. H. : daughter of Carlton and 
Mary R. Parker; born Nov. 28th. 1834; she died 
Oct. 7th, 1874, in Troy, N. H. (Second) Helen 
J. Brown, Feb. 28th,' 1876, of Troy, N. H. : b. 
Feb. 25th, 1840, daughter of Erastus and Alfreda 
T. Brown, of Troy, N. H. 

Residence, Marlboro, N. H. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

CHILDREN 

(324) Ella Maretta AXvicjht, b. Dec. 11th. 1858. 

Lizzie M. Wright, b. Feb. 22d, 1864; m. Xed K. 
Chamberlin, May 2d, 1883 : no children. 



(324) ELLA M. WRIGHT, daughter of Moses E. (320) 
and Ellen M. Wright. 
Born Dec. 11th, 1858. 
Married Arthur Pearl Knight, Sept. 8th, 1880; he 

died Jan. 16th, 1912. 
Eesidence, IMarlboro, X. H. 

CHILDREN 

Edicin ir. Knight, b. Oct. 13th, 1881: d. Sept. 23d, 

1882. 
Ralph L. Knight, b. Juno 24th, 1890; d. April 22d. 

1899. 
Mildred A. Knight, b. Dec. Gth, 1895. 



(321) ./. M ELY IN WRIGHT, son of Moses (305) and 

Ruth S. Wright. 
Born Sept. 15th, 1S2S, in Enosburg. Vt.: living on 

old homestead. 
Married Christina Ferga.s.son. April 29th. 1857. in 

SAvanzey, X. H.; born in Colinsburgh, Scotland, 

Feb. 26th. 1839. 
Residence, Enosburg, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

(325) Fergasson Melvin Wright, b. April 21st, 1861. in 

Enosburg, Vt. 

(326) Agnes Christina Wright, b. Xov. 20th, 1861. in 

Enosburg, Vt. 

(327) Ruth Winifred Wright, b. Dec. 19th. 1871. in Enos- 

burg. Vt. 

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HISTORY or THE WRIGHT F A ai I L Y 

(325) FERGUSSON M. WRIGHT, son of J. Melvin 
(321) and Christina F. Wright. 
Born April 21st, 1861, in Enosburg, Vt. 
Married Fairetta Libhey, Dec. 18th, 1884; she was 

born April 3d, 1862. 
Residence, on old homestead in Enosburg, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

Melvin Fergusson Wright, b. Oct. 18th, 1885; d. 

March 4th, 1889. 
Ruth Agnes Wright, b. Jan. 26th, 1890 ; m. Carroll 

•Rice Leach, Jan. 26th, 1911. 
Melvin Fergusson Wright, b. July 25th, 1892. 
Helen Susan Wiight, b. June ITth. 1894. 
Kenneth James Wright, b. Nov. 2d, 1899. 



(326) AGNES C. WRIGHT, daughter of J. Melvin 
(321) and Christina F. Wright. 
Born Nov. 20th, 1864, in Enosburg, Vt. 
Married Warren William Cole, Nov. 30th, 1887, of 

Long Lake, N. Y.; b. July 11th, 1854. 
Residence, Long Lake, N. Y. 

CHILDREN 

Daughter, b. and d. March 24th, 1889. 

John Melvin Cole, b. Aug. 2d, 1890, in Long Lake, 

New York. 
Wright Fergusson Cole, b. July 29th, 1892, in 

Long Lake, N. Y. 



(327) R. WINIFRED WRIGHT, daughter of J. Melvin 
(321) and Christina F. Wright. 
Born Dec. 19th, 1871, in Enosburg, Vt. 
Married George R. Remington, Dec. 19th, 1893; 

b. Dec. 25th, 1869, in Sheldon, Vt. 
Residence, New York Cit^^ 

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HISTORY OF THE W I! I G H T K A M I I. Y 



CHILDREN 

George Ilai'oJd Remington, b. Nov. 1st. 1899: <1. 

Feb. 15th, 1907, in New York City. 
Robert IF. Remington (adopted son), b. Oct. 31st. 

1907. 

(322) JAMES D. WRIGHT, son of Moses (30.5) and 

Kiith S. Wright. 
Born Dee. 15th, 1832, in Enosbiirg, Vt.: d. Jan. 

24th, 1903, in Enosbnrg. 
Married Theresa K. Miller, Feb. 4th, 1858. 
Residence, Enosburg, Vt. 

CHILDREN 

(328) Carrie Therem Wright, b. April 14th, ISGl. 

Maretta O eta via Wright, b. April 18th, 18C4: ni. 
Herbert P. Hopkins. June 24th, 1885: no chil- 
dren. 

(328) CARRIE T. WRIGHT, daughter of James D. 
(322) and Theresa K. Wright. 
Born April 14th, 1801, in Enosburg, Vt. 
Married Nelson J. Bashaw, Oct. 18th, 1893. 

CHILD 

Mahlon Herbert Ba-shair. b. Dec. 27th, 1894. 



(323) SARAH M. WRIGHT, daughter of Mos.- rM):.\ 

and Euth S. Wright. 
Born Nov. 8th, 1834, in Enosburg, Vt. : d. Feb. Isi. 

1864. 
Married Benjamin XeJson Baker, March 10th. 

1860. 
Eesidence, Enosburg, Vt. 

CHILD 

(329) Moses Nelson Baker, b. Jan. 26th. 1864, in Enos- 
burg, Vt. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

(329) MOSES N. BAKER, son of Sarah A. (323) and 

Benjamin N. Baker. 
Born Jan. 26th, 1864, in Enosburg, Vt. 
Married Ella SofUa BaMitt, Aug. 22d, 1889, of 

Burlington, Vt. 
Residence, Upper Montclair, N. J. 

CHILDREN 

Theta Helen Baker, b. July 14th, 1890. 

Will Baker, b. March 18th, 1892 ; d. Oct. 23d, 1895. 

Frederick Wood Baker, b. April 15th, 1894. 

Elisabeth Wright Baker, b. April 6th, 1896. 

Ruth Baker, b. Dec. 1st, 1902. 

Dorothea Baker, b. Sept. 14th, 1907. 



From "T'FAo's Who in America!''' 
Moses Nelson Baker, TJ p^yer Montclair, N. J. 

Editor— Ph.B., U. of Vt., 1886. C.E., 1899. Asso. 
Editor, 1887-1908, editor since 1908, the Engineering 
News. Mem. Bd. of Health, Montclair, N. J., since 1894. 
Pres. since 1904. Mem. Am. Econ. Assn., Am. and N. E. 
Water Works Assns., Nat. Mun. League. 

Editor, Manual of American Water Works, 1888, 
1889-90, 1891, 1897; Municipal Year Book, 1902. Author. 
Sewage Purification in America, 1893. Sewage Disposal 
in U. S. (joint author), 1894. Sewerage and Sewage 
Purification, 1896; Potable Water, 1899; Municipal 
Monopolies (joint author), 1899; Municipal Eng. and 
Sanitation, 1901; Municipal Eng. Topics in Inter. Yr. 
Book, 1898-99, and since 1907; same in revision Inter. 
Cyclopedia ; British Sewage Works, 1904. Notes on Brit- 
ish Refuse Destructors, 1905. Also numerous articles in 
procs. of socs. 



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THE CHILDREN OF JOSEPH WRIGHT (13) 



(30G) DANIEL WRIGHT, son of Joseph (13) and 

Elizabeth R. Wright. 
Born April 30th, 1800, in Shoreham, Vt. ; d. July 

25th, 1886, in Montgomery, Yt. 
Married Sally Davis, Feb. 15th, 1828; she was born 

Aug. 3d, 1804: died March 26th, 1868. 
Residence, Montgomer}', Vt. 

CHILDREN 

Sarah Elma Wright, b. March 2Tth, 1829: ni. 

Moody G. Hale. 
Harriet Alzada Wright, b. June 19th, 1831 : d. 

1835. 
Caroline Wright, b. March 19th, 1833 : d. May 23d, 

1855; m. Luther "VATiitcomb. 

(330) Daniel Evarts Wright, b. Jan. 31st, 1835. 

John Howard Wright, b. Dec. 6th, 1837; d. Oct. 
21st, 1907; m. Sarah B. Selleck: no children. 

(331) Henry Lyman Wright, b. Feb. 22d, 1839: d. Jan. 

16th, 1889. 

(332) Amos Aiidrew WHght, b. March 27th, 1841. 
Mary Elizaheth Wright, b. Aug. 23d, 1843 : d. 1867. 

(333) Luna Almira Wright, b. Feb. 15th, 1847. 



Daniel Wright (306) was elected ensign in the first 
company of riflemen, 3d Regiment, 3d Brigade, 23d Divi- 
sion of the Militia of the State of Vermont, Sept. 18th, 
1827. 

Elected lieutenant, Oct. 1st, 1829, and captain. Oct. 
8th, 1830, of the said Militia. 

He served an apprenticeship and became an excellent 

carpenter and joiner. Religious preference, Congrega- 

tionalist. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT FAMII^Y 

Born in Shoreham, 1800; moved first to Monkton, 
then to Pittsford, and in 1811, to Enosburg, where he 
lived until 1852, when he moved to Montgomery, Vt. 
Died at the latter place in 1886. 



(330) DANIEL EVARTS WRIGHT, son of Daniel 
(306) and Sally D. Wright. 
Born Jan. 31st, 1835, in Enosburg, Vt. 
Married Mrs. Lucy A. Davis, Dec. 25th, 1868. 
Residence, Montgomery Center, Vt. 

CHILD 

A son, b. June 22d, 1870 ; d. June, 18T0. 



Daniel Evarts Wright (330) enlisted in the Civil 
War, June 3d, 1862; discharged, June 20th, 1865. Served 
as private in Co. A, 9th Vermont Regiment. 



(331) HENRY L. WRIGHT, son of Daniel (306) and 

Sally D. Wright. 
Born Feb. 22d, 1839, in Enosburg, Vt.; died Jan. 

16th, 1889. 
Married Louise Wilkins, Feb., 1860. 

CHILDREN 

(334) Jlina Sarah Wright, b. May 19th, 1861. 
Bert Wright, d. young. 

(335) Lizzie Saphronia Wright, b. Nov. 4th, 1866. 
Bert Horace Wright, b. Jan. 18th, 1869. 

Residence, Hastings-on-the-Hudson, N. Y. 

(336) Will Sherlmrn Wright, b. May 19th, 1870. 
Franhie May Wright, b. Aug., 1872; d. . 

(337) Frank Eugene Wright, b. Sept. 21st, 18—. 



Henry L. Wright (331) enlisted Dec. 3d, 1863. Co. 
B, 11th Vermont Regiment. Was discharged, August 
25th, 1865. 

194 



HISTORY OF T H P: \V l; J V, II T F A :VI I L Y 

(334) J/ IN A S. WRIGHT, daughter of Henry L. (331) 
and Louise W. Wright. 
Born May 19th, 18G1. 
Married Leo Patenaude. 
Residence, Waban, Mass. 

CHILD 

(338) Luella Patenaude. 



(338) LUELLA PATENAUDE, daughter of Mina S. 
(334) and Leo Patenaude. 
Married Leonard Cottou, June 20th, 1903. 
Residence, Waban, Mass. 



CHILDREN 



Charles Cotton, b. June 6th. 1904. 
Phyllis Cotton, b. March 17th, 1908. 
John Cotton, b. Oct., 1910. 



(335) LIZZIE S. WRIGHT, daughter of Henry L. 
(331) and Louise W. Wright. 
Born Nov. 4th, 1866. 
Married Norman Morrison. 
Residence, Dorchester, Mass. 

CHILDREN 

Kenneth Henry Morrison, b. April 23d, 1907. 
Louise Morrison, b. May 23d, 1910. 



(336) WILL S. WRIGHT, son of Henry L. (331) and 
Louise W. Wright. 
Born May 19th, 1870. 
Married May 11 of kins. 
Residence, East Hardwick, Vt. 



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HISTORY OF THE AV RIGHT FAMILY 
CHILDREN 

Infant daughter^ died. 
Henry Hopkins Wright^ b. Oct., 1893. 
M'ilma Elizabeth Wright, b. Sept., 1898. 
Edward Kittredge Wright, b. May 17th, 1903. 
Infant son, b. April 3d, 1910; died. 



(337) FRANK E. WRIGHT, son of Henry L. (331) and 
Louise W. Wright. 
Born Sept. 21st, 18—. 
Married Josie Dailey. 
Eesidence, Chelsea, Mass. 

CHILD 

Marcus Wright. 



(332) AMOS A. WRIGHT, son of Daniel (306) and 
Sally D. AVright. 
Born March 27th, 1841, in Enosburg, Vt. 
Unmarried. 
Residence, Montgomery Center, Yt. 



Amos A. Wright (332) enlisted in the Civil War, 
Aug. 28th, 1861 ; taken prisoner, June 29th, 1862 ; placed 
in Belle Isle prison ; paroled, Sept. 13th, 1862 ; discharged, 
April 15th, 1864. 

(333) LUNA A. WRIGHT, daughter of Daniel (306) 
and Sally D. Wright. 
Born Feb. 15th, 1847, in Enosburg, Yt. 
Married Joseph M. Foster, July 22d, 1865. 
Residence, Troy, N. H. 

CHILDREN 

(339) Edmond Edson Foster, b. June 13th, 1866, in 

Montgomery, Yt. 

(340) Elma Ruth Foster, b. Oct. 28th, 1867, in Montgom- 

ery, Yt. 

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ir I S T O R Y OF T H E W U 1 O H T V A ^f I I, Y 

Lona Elnora Foster, b. Sept. 5th, 1870; m. Chas. 
M. Russell. Aug. 18th, 1892; no children. 

(341) Jesse Alwin Foster, b. March 30th, 1873, in Mont- 

gomery, Vt. 

(342) Arlin Eugene Foster, b. Nov. 10th, 1875, in Mont- 

gomery, Vt. 
Cornelius Chamherlain Foster, b. April 2Gth, 187S, 

in Troy, N. H. ; m. Mabel C. Silverthorne, June 

25th, 1902 ; no children. 
Alice May Foster, b. May 12th, 1880; in. Willis E. 

Knight, April 8th, 1903 ; no children. 

(343) Nellie Luna Foster, b. Sept. 9th, 1883, in Trov. 

N. H. 
Lillian Maud Foster, b. May 2d, 1886. Xurse in 
Troy, N. H. 

(344) Martha Blanche Foster, b. Dec. 2d, 1888, in Troy. 

X. H. 



(339) EDMOND E. FOSTER, son of Luna A. (333) 
and Joseph M. Foster. 
Born June 13th, 1866, in Montgomery, Vt. 
Married LilJa E. Rice, Oct. 26th, 1892. 
Residence, Gardner, Mass. 

CHILDREN 

Elsie Lillian Foster, b. Sept. 9th, 1894, in Lowell, 

Massachusetts. 
Edmond Edson Foster, b. June 9th, 1901. in Troy, 

N. H. 
Nelson Wendell Foster, b. June 23d, 1903, in Troy, 

X. H. 



(340) ELM A R. FOSTER, daughter of Luna A. (333) 
and Joseph M. Foster. 
Born Oct. 28th, 1867, in ^lontgomery, Vt. 
Married Albert L. Potter, Sept. 16tii, 1890. 
Residence, Gardner, Mass. 

197 



HISTORY O F T H E A\' I? I O H T 1-^ A M I I. Y 

CHILDREN 

Harold Wilhiir Potter, b. Sept. 17th, 1891, in Gard- 
ner, Mass. 

Ethel Freda May Potter, h. Jan. 7th, 1894, in Gard- 
ner, Mass. 

Gladys Potter, b. July 22, 1895. 

Ralph Potter, b. May 1st, 1897 ; d. July 2d, 1897. 

Frank Albert Potter, b. Aug. 3d, 1898, in Gardner, 
Massachusetts. 



(341) JESSE A. FOSTER, son of Luna A. (333) and 
Joseph M. Foster. 
Born March 30th, 1873, in Montgomery, Vt. 
Married Alice Leslie, May 2d, 1902. 
Residence, Troy, N. H. 

CHILD 

Joseph Leslie Foster, b. March 23d, 1903, in Fitch- 
burg, Mass. 



(342) ARLIN E. FOSTER, son of Luna A. (333) and 
Joseph M. Foster. 
Born Nov. 10th, 1875, in Montgomery, Vt. 
Married Mary Daley, Oct., 1902. 
Residence, Everett, Mass. 

CHILDREN 

Arlin Theodore Foster, b. Nov. 25th, 1903, in Gard- 
ner, Mass. 

Eveline Thercsia Foster, b. June 11th, 1905, in 
Gardner, Mass. 



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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT F A M I I. Y 

[ UZ) NELLIE L. FOSTER, daughter of Luna A. (;i;]3 ) 
and Joseph M. Foster. 
Born Sept. 9th, 1883, in Troy, X. H. 
^Married George Lewis Rohhins, Xov. 10th, 100(». 
Residence, Ashby, Mass. 

CHILD 

Frederick Richard Rohhiii.s, h. Jan. 2d, 1909. in 
Ashby, Mass. 



(344) MARTHA B. FOSTER, daughter of Luna A. 
(333) and Joseph M. Foster. 
Born Dec. 2d, 1888, in Troy, X. H. 
Married George A. Baldwin, November, 1905. 
Residence, Fitzwilliam, X. H. 

CHILDREN 

Ruth Blanche Baldwin, b. Nov. 27th, 1906, in Fitz- 
william, N. H. 

Rachel Naomi Baldwiv, b. Jan. 30th. 1908, in Fitz- 
William, N. H. 

ffazel May Baldwin, b. June 2-lth, 1910, in Fitz- 
william, N. H. 



THE CHILDREN OF JOSEPH AVRIGHT (13) 



(307) STEPHEN WRIGHT, son of Joseph (13) and 

Elizabeth R. Wright. 
Born Oct. 25th, 1802, in Monkton, Vt.: d. Doc. 1st, 

1885, in Babylon, L. I. 
Married (first) Mary Aim Reed; she died Ajiril 

30th, 1861; aged 59 years. (Second) M<n\i/ ('»<■. 

(Third) Ann Maria Van Bm^rean. 
Residence, Babylon, Long Island. 

CHILDREN (by FIRST WIFE) 

(367) Caroline Sutherland W light, b. P>b. 2d. 1838: d. 

May 19th, 1908. 

(368) Josejyh C. ^y right, b. Dec. 21st, 1841. 

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HISTORY O V THE WRIGHT F A M I L Y 

(;3G7) CAROLINE S. WRIGHT, daughter of Stephen 

(307) and Mary Ann Wright. 
Born Feb. 2d, 1838, in Xew York City; d. May 

19th, 1908. 
Married William W. Davis, April 5th, 1857. 
Residence, Babylon, L. I. 

CHILDREN 

(369) Mary Elisabeth Davis, b. Jan. 15th, 1859. 

(370) Caroline A. Davis, b. Aug. 4th, 1866. 

(371) George H. Davis, b. July 25th, 1869. 

(372) Ida Evelyn Davis, b. Sept. 27th, 1874. 
(374) William Albert Davis, b. Dec. 7th, 1879. 



(369) MARY E. DAVIS, daughter of Caroline S. (367) 
and Wm. W. Davis. 
Born Jan. 15th, 1859. 
Married Ediuin Taylor, April 27th, 1879. 
Residence, Babylon, L. I. 

CHILDREN 

(375) William Edwin Taylor, b. Oct. 15th, 1881. 

(376) Emily Helen Taylor, b. Sept. 28th, 1883. 
George Thomas Taylor, b. July 19th, 1885; d. July 

13th, 1910. 
Charles Howard Taylor, b. April 15th, 1887; m. 

Margeretta Ferris, March 7th, 1912. 
Mary Ruth Taylor, b. Aug. 15th, 1892. 
Harry Taylor, b. June 30th, 1896. 



(375) EDWIN W. TAYLOR, Jr., son of Mary E. 
(369) and Edwin Taylor. 
Born Oct. 15th, 1881. 

Married Minnie J. White, Nov. 8th, 1905. 
Residence, West Babylon, L. I. 

CHILD 

Jennie H. Taylor, b. Aug. 6th, 1906. 
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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

(376) EMILY II. TAYLOR, daughter of Mary E. 
(369) and Edwin Taylor. 
Born Sept. 28th, 1883. 
Married George TF. Brown, July 6th, 1902. 
Residence Babylon, L. I. 

CHILDREN 

Lillian E. Brown, b. xVpril 5th, 1905. 
George H. Brown, b. April 14th, 1907. 
Margeret J. Brotvn, b. May 17th, 1910. 



(370) CAROLINE A. DAVIS, daughter of Caroline S. 
(367) and Wm. W. Davis. 
Born Aug. 4th, 1866. 

Married Andreio L. Ketcham, May 29th, 1889. 
Residence, Bay Shore, L. I. 

CHILDREN 

Edwin F. Ketcham, b. April 16th, 1890. 

William H. Ketcham, b. July 20th, 1891; ni. Mary 

Anna Reddy, April 23d, 1911. 
Andrew L. Ketcham, b. June 19th, 1893. 



(371) GEORGE H. DAVIS, son of Caroline S. (367) 
and Wm. "W. Davis. 
Born July 25th. 1869. 
Married Elizaheth Lentz, April 24th, 1890. 

CHILDREN 

Harold Franklin Davis, b. Sept. 24th, 1892. 
George W. Davis, b. April 3d, 1894. 
Clarahel Davis, b. Sept. 7th, 1895. 
Maud Isabel Davis, b. May 10th, 1903. 

201 



HISTORY OF THE AV RIGHT FAMILY 

(372) IDA E. DAVIS, daughter of Caroline S. (367) 
and Wni. W. Davis. 
Born Sept. 27tli, 1874. 

Married Ambrose Arnold Seaman, June 10th, 1894. 
Residence, Babjdon, L. I. 

CHILDREN 

Lewis Franklin Seaman, b. March 30th, 1895. 
Marian Eliza Seaman, b. March 11th, 1899. 
Albert Davis Seaman, b. Feb. 17th, 1904. 
Benjamin Renhen Seaman, b. Sept. 11th, 1908. 



(374) WILLIAM A. DAVIS, son of Caroline S. (367) 
and Wm. W. Davis. 
Born Dec. 7th, 1879. 
Married Clara Potcell, April 22d, 1900. 
Residence, Babylon, L. I. 

CHILDREN 

Clara Marie Davis, b. Jan. 16th, 1901. 
Cecelia A. Davis, b. Oct. 24th, 1906. 
James Henry Albert Davis, b, Dec. 25th, 1907. 
Elizabeth Blanchard Davis, b. June 3d, 1909. 
Francis Viola Darns, b. Nov. 27th, 1911. 



(368) JOSEPH C. WRIGHT, son of Stephen (307) and 

Mary Ann Wright. 
Born December 21st, 1841. 
Married (first) Jidia Catkins, May 25th, 1865; she 

died; no children. (Second) Aiinie Robinson, 

June 12th, 1891. 
Residence, Bay Shore, L. I. 

CHILDREN 

Catherine Wright, b. Jan. 22d, 1892; d. April 29th, 

1894. 
Eleanora F. Wright, b. April 22d, 1894, in Baby 

Ion, L. I. 

202 



HISTORY OF THE \V R T (i II T FAMILY 

Joseph C. Wright (368) was a private soldier in the 
Civil War. Served three years in the 127 New York Vol 
unteers. 



THE CHILDREN OF JOSEPH WRIGHT (13) 



(308) ELIZABETH WRIGHT, daughter of Joseph 

(13) and Elizabeth R. Wright. 
Born May 1st, 1805, in Pittsford, Vt.; d. May 26th, 

1881, in Bakersfield, Vt. 
Married Joseph Baker, Nov. 20th, 1844. 
Residence, Bakersfield, Vt. 

CHILD 

Eunice Elizaheth Baker, b. Dec. 30th, 1845, in 
Bakersfield, Vt. 



EUNICE ELIZABETH BAKER, daughter of 
Elizabeth (308) and Joseph Baker. 

Married (first) Reuben Combs, Nov. 25th, 1896: 
he died Jan. 12th, 1897, in Richford, Vt. (Sec- 
ond) Jonathan L. Squires, Dec. 27th, 1897; he 
died Sept. 17th, 1899, in Bakersfield, Vt.; no 
children. 

Residence, Bakersfield, Vt. 



THE CHILDREN OF JOSEPH WRIGHT (13) 
(309) JOHN WRIGHT, son of Joseph (13) and Eliz- 
abeth R. Wright. 
Born June 27th, 1809, in Pittsford, Vt. : d. Juno 

25th, 1875, in New York, N. Y. 
Married Mary Annan, March 3d, 1836; she was 

born Oct. 11th, 1819; died Aug. 13th, 1891. 
Residence, Ncav York City, N. Y. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

A7ina R. Wright, b. July 13th, 1839. 
(377) Richard R. Wright, b. July 24th, 1842. 

Harriet A. Wright, b. Jan. 13th, 1845; d. 1854. 
William E. Wright, b. Jan. 12th, 1849 ; d. 1864. 
Fannie E. Wright, b. Aug. 12th, 1853. 



(377) RICHARD R. WRIGHT, son of John (309) and 

Mary A. Wright. 
Born July 24th, 1842. 

Married Catherine C. de Rohan, Feb. 3d, 1866. 
Residence, Minneapolis, Minn. 

CHILD 

(378) Anna Madge Wright, b. May 31st, 1869. 



Richard R. Wright enlisted in the 5th Vermont Reg- 
iment and served three years. 



(378) ANNA M. WRIGHT, daughter of Richard R. 
(377) and Catherine C. Wright. 
Born May 31st, 1869. 

Married Archie M. Chittenden, Nov. 30th, 1886. 
Residence, Minneapolis, Minn. 

CHILD 

Ruth Jane Crittenden, b. Oct. 3d, 1887. 



Ruth J. Crittenden, daughter of Anna M. (378) and 
Archie M. Crittenden, married Wycojf C. Clark, Sept. 
11th, 1908; no children. 



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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT F A ^f I L Y 



Chapter XIII 



THE CHILDREN OF SAMUEL WRIGHT (9) 

(13a) lYARY A. WEIGHT, daughter of Samuel (9) 

and Mehitable Wright. 
Born May 7th, 1772, in Lenox, Mass.; was living 

in 1865. 

Married Hawley. 

Residence, Monkton, Vt. 

CHILD 

Esther Hawley, m. — — Byington; no children. 



THE CHILDREN OF SAMUEL WRIGHT (9) 



(14) GIDEON WRIGHT, son of Samuel (9) and Me- 
hitable AVright. 

Born April 17th, 1775, in Lenox, Mass.; d. Aug., 
1862, in Sidney, Ohio. 

Married Abigail Bloomer, Jan. lOth, 1793; she died 
Feb. 27th, 1844 in Sidney, Ohio. Abigail 
Bloomer was born April 14th, 1774, in Duchess 
Co., N. Y. 

Residence, Sidney, Ohio. 

CHILDREN 

Samuel Wright, b. Sept. 13th, 1794, Duchess Co., 
N. Y.; d. Nov. 14th, 1803, Richmond, Vt. 

Wolsey Wright, b. Oct. 30th, 1796, Duchess Co., N. 
Y. ; d. April 23d, 1808, Richmond, Vt. 

Hannah Wright, b. Dec. 15th, 1798, Duchess Co., 
N. Y.; d. Oct. 27th, 1845, Sidney, Ohio. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

(379) William Wright, b. May 6th, 1801, Richmond, Vt.; 

d. June 18th, 1862, Sidney, Ohio. 
Abigail Wright, b. Sept. 25th, 1803, Richmond, 
Vt. ; d. July 21st, 1843, Sidney, Ohio. 

(380) John Wright, b. May 15th, 1806, Richmond, Vt.; 

d. Aug. 28th, 1870, Sidney, Ohio. 
Ozias Wright, b. Oct. 19th, 1808, Richmond, Vt. ; 

d. March 26th, 1852; m. Maryetta Phillips; had 

one daughter who died young, Richmond, Vt. 
Mary Wright, b. Feb. 13th, 1811, Richmond, Vt.; 

d. June 23d, 1812, Sidney, Ohio. 
Marij Wright, b. May 17th, 1813, Richmond, Vt.; 

d. Aug. 21st, 1845, Sidney, Ohio. 
Alma Wright, b. July 13th, 1815, Richmond, Vt. ; 

d. Aug. 21st, 1850, Sidney, Ohio. 



Gideon Wright (14) wrote "A Short Memorial of 
My Life," from which we give extracts, omitting births 
of children, etc. : 

"I, Gideon Wright, was born in Lenox, in the County 
of Berkshire, State of Massachusetts, on April 17th, 1775. 
I was brought up there until I was in my fifteenth year. 

"My father died in October and the April that I 
was fifteen I went to Shoreham, Vermont, to live with 
my brother Andrew. I lived with him till Dec, 1792. 
And Jan. 10th, 1793, I was married to Abigail Bloomer, 

who was born in , Duchess County, State of New 

York. " (Samuel, Wolsey and Hannah were probably 
born in Duchess Co.) 

"March 15th, 1799, we moved to Hinsburgh, in 
county of Chittenden. Oct., 1800, we moved to Rich- 
mond." (Seven children were born there.) 

"September, 1801, I joined Avith the 'Congregational 
Church of Christ' in its first formation. In Dec, I had 
my children baptized, l^ly wife joined the church, Dec, 
1802. 

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HISTORY or THE A\' I? I f", 11 T F A M F I> Y 



"October 19th, 1816, we sold our farm, and May 19th, 
1817, we sat out for Ohio. Tuesday, May '27th, we lost 

a horse in , New York. And Wednesday, the 28th, 

I parted with the last of my relations. And Thursday 
the 29th, we came to Cherry Valley, Avhere we spent sev- 
eral days visiting my wife's relations. June 2nd, we sat 
out again and came on to Portland, where one of our 
horses was so lame that we could proceed no farther. 
And we stayed there five days, and then swapped the 
horse for a yoke of oxen (I gave fifty dollars to boot), 
and then proceeded on our toilsome journey, and came to 
Goshen, on little Darby, July 21st. We stayed there till 
September, then moved ten miles to the town of Pleasant. 
Nov. 6th, 1817, I entered a quarter section of land in Tur- 
tle Creek Township, Ohio, moved on it March 2nd. A. D. 
1818." 

When Gideon Wright started on his "toilsome jour- 
ney,"' he was accompanied by his wife and seven children, 
the eldest eighteen, and the youngest two years of age. In 
his "Memorial" he writes: "Feb. 27th, 1844, my wife 
died after a declining state of health of about 20 years." 
Notwithstanding all the hardships of those early years, 
Gideon's children obtained an education sufficient to fit 
them for teaching, as Hannah, William, John and Alma, 
perhaps Mary, all taught school. Gideon was a strong old 
man, carrying on some of his land after he was eighty 
years of age. About 1855, Avhen he was eighty years of 
age, he had a land warrant, and wanted to go to Kansas 
and take up 160 acres of land and improve it. He had his 
wagon all packed to go, when it began to rain and rained 
three days, making the roads too heavy for traveling, and 
his children finally persuaded him to remain at home. 
His youngest brother, Josiah, started with him on his 
journey to Ohio, in 1817, but went on ahead when (Jideon 
was delayed by the loss of his horse, and settled in Mor- 
gan county, where he died soon after 1866. leaving no 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

account of his father's family, and was a great help in 
children. A letter which he Avrote in 1865 gives a good 
looking up this history. 



THE CHILDREN OF GIDEON WRIGHT (14) 



(379) WILLI A3I WRIGHT, son of Gideon (14) and 

Abigail B. Wright. 
Born May 1st, 1801, in Richmond, Vt.; d. June 

18th, 1862, in Sidney, Ohio. 
Married (first) Elizabeth McCane, March 9th, 

1826; she died Aug. 22d, 1828, in Sidney, Ohio. 

(Second) Mrs. Caroline (Broderick) Widney, 

June 30th, 1830 ; she died July 6th, 1848. 
Residence, Sidney, Ohio. 

CHILD BY FIRST WIFE 

Robert Bloomer Wright, b. Dec. 6th, 1826 ; d. Nov. 
9th, 1844. 

CHILDREN BY SECOND WIFE 

(381) Albina Wright, b. March 16th, 1831; d. April 19th, 

1902. 
Miron Wright, b. May 31st, 1832; d. Sept. 20th, 

1853. 
Pamela Wright, b. Jan. 20th, 1834; d. Dec. 4th, 

1850. 

(382) Joseph Wright, b. March 15th, 1835; d. Feb. 13th, 

1891. 

(383) Charles Wright, b. July 1st, 1836; d. July 16th, 

1890. 

(384) Abigail B. Wright, b. Feb. 12th, 1838; d. Oct. 11th, 

1903. 

(385) William B. Wright, b. May 25th, 1839; d. Dec. 

16th, 1903. 

(386) Mary C. Wright, b. Sept. 3d, 1840. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT F A :» T L Y 

(387) Louisa Alma Wright, b. March 15th, 1842; d. Aug. 

1903. 

(388) L. Caroline Wright, b. Aug. 25th, 1843. 

(389) Rohert N. Wright, b. April 28th, 1845; d. Aug. 5th, 

1870. 



William Wright (379) lived on the farm which his 
father bought from the U. S. Government in 1817. Here 
his wife died in 1848, leaving him with eleven children, 
the eldest seventeen years of age, with whose help he 
brought up and educated his large family. Six of them 
became teachers, and all received a good education. 



(381) ALBINA WRIGHT, daughter of William (379) 
and Caroline B. "Wright. 
Born March 16th, 1831; d. April 19th, 1902. 
Married Rohert Fulton, Oct. 14th, 1871; no chil- 
dren. 
Residence, Sidney, Ohio. 



Alhina Winght Fulton (381) was left motherless at 
the age of seventeen years. With the help of her father, 
she cared for five brothers and five sisters, all younger 
than herself, and later on helped to care for her aged 
grandfather. Her sister says : "She had to w^o/A^^r all of 
us. She could not have times like other girls, but just 
had to stay home and work and manage. We loved her 
and obeyed her but we must have been a lot of bother." 
Her qualities of motherhood were so great, that after the 
death of her husband, she adopted a little homeless girl, 
gave her her own name, and made her her heir. She 
wrote a number of poems, some of which were published 
in the local paper. 

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H I S J' O I? Y OF THE WRIGHT F A M I L Y 

(382) JOSEPH WRIGHT, son of William (379) and 
Caroline B. Wright. 
Born March 15th, 1835 ; d. Feb. 13th, 1891. 
Married Sarah Martha C. Linnd, Dec. 26th, 1856. 

CHILDREN 

(390) Anna Margeret Wright, b. 1859, Shelby Co., Ohio. 
Charles Albert Wright, b. 1860, Shelby Co., Ohio; 

d. 1861. 
William Edward Wright, b. Mercer Co., Ohio. 
Joseph Wright, b. Mercer Co. Ohio ; d. in youth. 
Elmer Wright, b. Wood Co., Ohio. 
(393) Robert A. Wright, b. Feb. 15th, 1870, Wood Co., 
Ohio. 



(390) ANNA M. WRIGHT, daughter of Joseph (382) 

and Sarah M. C. Wright. 
Born, 1859, in Shelby Co., Ohio. 
Married (first) Elisha Bigelow, March 12th, 1877; 

he died April 28th, 1890. (Second) A. J. Clark, 

June 21st, 1891 ; they had two children who died 

in infancy. 
Residence, Ionia, Mich. 

CHILDREN BY FIRST HUSRAND 

(All born in Michigan.) 
Gertrude Alhina Bigelow, b. Dec. 17th, 1877; d. 



E Stella May Bigelow, b. i^ug. 2d, 1879; m. 

Residence, Michigan. 

Harry C. Bigelow, b. Feb. 26th, 1880; d. 

Anna Maude Bigelow, b. July 2d, 1883 ; d. — 
Carrie Inez Bigelow, b. July 7th, 1885; m. 

Residence, Mich. 
Ruhy Marian Bigeloio, b. Dec. 15th, 1888. 

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HISTORY O F THE WRIGHT F A ^f I I. Y 



(393) ROBERT A. WRIGHT, son of Joseph (382) and 
Sarah M. C. Wright. 
Born Feb. 15th, 1870, in AYood Co., Ohio. 
Married Anna Ruth Davis, Sept. 9th, 1892, in 
Bowling Green, Ohio. 

CHILDREN 

Gertrude WHghi, b. Sept. 27th, 1895. 

Bonny Wright, b. Sept. 27th, 1897 ; d. . 

John Robert Wright, b. Aug. Gth, 1900. 
Mildred Marie Wi^ght, b. Aug. 8th, 1902. 
Dale Leroij, b. Aug. 1st, 1906. 



(383) CHARLES WRIGHT, son of William (379) and 
Caroline B. Wright. 
Born July 1st, 1836; died July 16th, 1890. 
Married Susanna Alice Toland, Feb. 15th, 1866; 

she died Sept. 13th, 1910. 
Residence, Sidney, Ohio. 

CHILDREN 

Clifton Charles Wright, b. April 8th, 1867, in Sid- 
ney Ohio; d. Aug. 25th, 1890. 

(394) George Bruce Wright, b. Oct. 12th, 1868. 
Florence Alberta Wright, b. Oct. 1st, 1870. 

(395) Raymond Oscar Wright, b. Aug. 18th, 1872. 
Cyrus Alfr^ed Wnght, b. Dec. 16th, 1874; unmar- 
ried. Residence, St. Marys, Ohio. 

(396) Ada Blanche WHght, b. March 20th. 1S77. in Bot- 

kins, Ohio. 

(397) Freeman Gates Wright, b. July 27th, 1879, in Hast- 

ings, Neb. 
Mary Evelyn Wnght, b. March 7th, 1882, in Sid- 
ney, Ohio. 

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HISTORY or THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

Clyde Erasmus Wright, h. Nov. 29th, 1884; m. 

Margeret Nicholson, Feb. 17th, 1912. Residence, 

Sidney, Ohio. 
Glenna Maude Wright, b. April 29th, 1889, in 

Wingston, Ohio. 



Charles Wright (383) enlisted Sept. 16th, 1861, in 
Co. F, 20th Regiment, O. V. I., and was honorably dis- 
charged Sept. 23d, 1864, at Atlanta, Georgia. (Capt. 
Harry Wilson.) 



(394) GEORGE B. WRIGHT, son of Charles (383) and 
Susanna A. Wright. 
Born Oct. 12th, 1868, in Sidney, Ohio. 
Married Efie Cannon, April 15th, 1900. 
Residence, Sidney, Ohio. 

CHILDREN 

Glenna Rosamond Wright, b. March 21st, 1901. 
Carol Broderick Wright, b. Aug. 30th, 1903. 



(395) R. OSCAR WRIGHT, son of Charles (383) and 

Susanna A. Wright. 
Born Aug. 18th, 1872, in Sidney, Ohio. 
Married (first) Cora Dunn, June 25th, 1900; she 

died Jan. 2d, 1908. (Second) Elizabeth Kip- 

-pert. Oct. 30th, 1909 ; no children. 
Residence, Sidney, Ohio. 

CHILD BY FIRST WIFE 

Vera Lucile Wright, b. May 21st, 1904. 



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HISTORY OF T H P: A\- It I G II T 1'^ A M I I. Y 

(396) ADA B. WRIGHT, daiiglit<^r of Charles (383) 
and Susanna A. Wright. 
Born March 20th, 1877, in Botkins, Ohio. 
Married Ernest Woodruff, March 20th, 1900. 
Residence, Biloxi, Miss. 

CHILDREN 

Marjorie Alice Woodruff', b. Jan. 2d, 1901. 
Vernon Armond Woodruff, b. April 2d, 1904. 
Muriel Florence Woodruff, b. Nov. 13th, 1911. 



(397) FREEMAN G. WRIGHT, son of Charles (383) 
and Susanna A. Wright. 
Born July 27th, 1879, in Hastings, Neb. 
Married Eva Ridley, Dec. 24th, 1900. 
Residence, Sidney, Ohio. 

CHILDREN 

Ralph Willard Wright, b. Aug. 18th, 1902. 
Lois Mildred Wright, Nov. 29th, 1903. 
Helen Elinor WHght. b. March 27th. 1907. 



Freeman G. W tight (397) was a soldier in the 
Spanish-American War. 



(384) ABIGAIL B. WRIGHT, daughter of William 
(379) and Caroline B. Wright. 

Born Feb. 12th, 1838: d. Oct. 11th, 1903, in Hast- 
ings, Neb. 

Married James K. Sample, Jan. 14th, 1867, in Sid- 
ney, Ohio. 

Residence, Hastings, Neb. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

CHILDREN 

Alva Clinton Sample, h. Nov. 27th, 1869; unmar- 
ried. Residence, Lehman, Colo. 

(398) Harry Wright Sample, b. Jan. 29th, 1872, in Sid- 

ney. Ohio. 

(399) Etiiel Mary Sample, b. Sept. 30th, 1876, in Adams 

Co., Nebraska. 
Clyde Waldo Sample, b. April 12th, 1882 ; d. July 
31st, 1884, in Hastings, Neb. 



Abigail B. Wright Sample was a graduate of Oxford 
Female College, Oxford, Ohio, class of 1859, and taught 
school before her marriasre. 



(398) HARRY W. SAMPLE, son of Abigail B. (384) 
and James K. Sample. 
Born Jan. 29th, 1872, in Sidney, Ohio. 
Married Huldah Monthie, Oct. 4th, 1900, in Jef- 
ferson, Iowa. 
Residence, Hastings. Neb. 

CHILD 

Perry Wilbur Sample, b. Aug. 24th, 1906, in Hast- 
ings, Neb. 



(399) ETHEL M. SAMPLE, daughter of Abigail B. 
(384) and James K. Sample. 
Born Sept. 30th, 1876, in Adams Co., Nebraska. 
Married Alva L. Strayer, March 13th, 1911. 
Residence, Gem, Kansas. 

CHILD 

Marian Strayer, b. Jan. 25th, 1912, in Gem, Kans. 

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HISTORY OF THE W I? I C II T FA :>r I I. Y 

(385) WILLIAM B. WRIGHT, son of Wliliam (379) 

and Caroline B. Wright. 
Born May 25th. 1839, in Shelby Co., Ohio: d. Deo., 

1903. 
Married Cynthia Ferguson., Dee. 17th, 1868; she 

died Feb. 16th, 1891. 
Residence, Sidney, Ohio. 

CHILDREN 

(400) Sarah Annie Wright, b. Dec. 25th. 1869. in Wood 

Co., Ohio. 

(401) NeU B. Wright, b. Jan. 21st, 1874, in Wood Co.. 

Ohio. 



(400) SARAH A. WRIGHT, daughter of William B. 
(385) and Cynthia F. Wright. 
Born December 25th, 1869, in Wood Co., Ohio. 
Married John Hoot. 

CHILDREN 

Two children, b. and d., dates and names unknown. 

Mildred Hoot, b. . in AVood Co., Ohio. 

Arthur Hoot, b. . in Wood Co.. Ohio. 



(401) NEIL B. WRIGHT, son of William B. (385) and 
Cynthia F. Wright. 
Born Jan. 21st, 1874, in AYood Co., Ohio. 
Married Clara G. Withrow, March 23d, 1899. 
Residence, Enid, Okla. 

CHILDREN 

Ernest Wright, b. Jan. 6th, 1901: d. July ISth. 
1902. 

Floyd Wright, b. Aug. 27th, 1903; d. March 22d. 
1904. 

Maude Wright, h. Dec. 22d, 1904, in N. Baltimore, 
Ohio. 

Norman Wright, b. Oct. 26th, 1906, in N. Balti- 
more, Ohio. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

(386) MAEY C. WRIGHT, daughter of William (379) 

and Caroline B. Wright. 
Born Sept. 3d, 1840, in Shelby Co., Ohio. 
Married Joseph Stewart^ March 29th, 1866 ; he died 

April 12th, 1912. 
Residence, Sidney, Ohio. 

CHILDREN 

Alma Josephine Steumrt, b. Jan. 21st, 1867; m. 

George H. Bixler., Nov. 26th, 1891. Residence, 

Sidney, Ohio. No children. 
Edmiund Clement Stewart., b. Sept. 29th, 1869; d. 

June 13th, 1878. 



Mrs. Mary C. Wright Stewart (386) and her daugh- 
ter. Alma J. Bixler. are living on the farm which her 
grandfather, Gideon Wright (14) settled on, in 1817. It 
has never been out of the possession of Gideon's descend- 
ants. Mrs. Stewart has in her possession the hed-stajf^ of 
tradition, which is believed to have been brought from 
England, by Thomas Wright, the emigrant, in 1639-40. 
She has been of great assistance to the editors in tracing 
the history of the family. 



(387) LOUISA A. WRIGHT, daughter of William 
(379) and Caroline B. Wright. 

Born March 15th, 1842, in Shelby Co., Ohio; d. 
Aug. 9th, 1903. 

Married James McDaniel., March 1st, 1866, in Sid- 
ney, Ohio. 

Residence, Sidney, Ohio. 

CHILDREN 

(402) Ada Laura McDaniel, b. Jan. 25th. 1867, in Sidney, 

Ohio; d. Aug. 9th, 1906. 

(403) Alonzo S. McDaniel, b. Oct. 20th, 1869, in Sidney, 

Ohio. 

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HISTORY O F THE WRIGHT F A >I I L Y 



(404) Effie Alhina McDaniel, b. Dec. 29th, 1870, in Sid- 
ney, Ohio. 

(405) William A. McDaniel^ b. Dec. 24th, 1872, in Sid- 

ney. Ohio. 
Royal G. McDaniel, b. Jan. 12th, 1883 ; d. young. 



(402) ADA L. McDANIEL, daughter of Louisa A. 
(387) and James McDaniel. 
Born Jan. 25th, 1867, in Sidney, Ohio; d. Aug. 

9th, 1906. 
Married Thomas E. Stewart, Sept. 21st, 1887. 
Residence, Sidney, Ohio. 

CHILD 

(406) Stanley J. Stewart, b. June 14th, 1892, in Hebron, 
Indiana. 



(406) STANLEY J. STEWART, son of Ada L. (402) 
and Thomas E. Stewart. 
Born June 14th, 1892. in Hebron, Ind. 
Married Faye Rasor, March 26th, 1910. 
Residence, Lockington, Ohio. 

CHILD 

A daughter, born. . 



(403) ALONZO S. McDANIEL, son of Louisa A. (387) 
and James McDaniel. 
Born Oct. 20th, 1869, in Sidney, Ohio. 
Married Lillian Burt, Sept. 4th, 1892. 
Residence, Sidney, Ohio. 

CHILDREN 

Burt McDaniel, b. June 6th, 1893. 
Elsie McDaniel, b. Jan. 25th, 1896. 
Cecil McDaniel, b. Feb. 26th, 1898. 
Robert McDaniel, b. Sept. 15th. 1900. 
Andrew McDaniel, b. Dec. 25th, 1903; d. Sept., 
1904. 

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HISTORY OF THE AV RIGHT FAMILY 

(404) EFFIE A. McDANIEL, daughter of Louisa A. 
(387) and James McDaniel. 
Born Dec. 29th, 1870, in Sidney, Ohio. 
Married John H. TaUman, Sept. 19th, 1888. 
Residence, Lockington, Ohio. 

CHILDREN 

(407) Alpha James Tallman, b. Aug. 3d, 1889, in Lock- 

ington, Ohio. 

(408) Jessie Louise Tollman, b. July 21st. 1891, in He- 

bron, Ind. 
Ross McKinley Talliimn, b. Aug. 20th, 1894, in 
Lockington, Ohio. 

Royal Irvin Tallman J ^ -ly ' I d. Aug. 16, 1898 
Rolert Owen Tallman \ ^ ^g^g f d. Aug. 23, 1898 

Avis Bell Tallman, b. July 9th, 1900. 



(407) ALPHA J. TALLMAN, son of Effie A. (404) and 
John H. Tallman. 
Born Aug. 3d, 1889, in Lockington, Shelby Co., 

Ohio. 
Married Margeret Potts, Feb. 22d, 1910. 
Residence, Sidney, Ohio. 

CHILD 

Elizabeth Alhina Tallman, b. June 14th, 1911. 



(408) JESSIE L. TALLMAN, daughter of Effie A. 
(404) and John H. Tallman. 
Born July 21st, 1891, in Hebron, Ind. 
Married Roy E. Bowers. Nov. 20th, 1909, in Sid- 
ney, Ohio. 
Residence, Sidney, Ohio. 

CHILD 

James Henry Bowers, b. Oct. 28th, 1910. 
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HISTORY OF THE W R I f } H T FA M I I, Y 



(405) WILLIAM A. McDANlKL, son of Louisa A. 
(387) and James McDaniel. 
Born Dec. 24th, 1872, in Sidney, Ohio. 
Married Flora Hume, Nov. 10th, 1805. 
Residence, Sidney, Ohio. 

CHILDREN 

Martha McDaniel, b. Dec. 12th, 1896. 

Dawn McDaniel, b. May 4th, 1900; d. in infancy. 

Sarah McDaniel, b. April 14th, 1903. 



(388) CAROLINE L. WRIGHT, daughter of William 
(379) and Caroline B. Wright. 
Born Aug. 25th, 1843, in Shelby Co., Ohio. 
Married William Stewart, Dec. 28th, 1865. 
Residence, Hastings, Neb. 

CHILDREN 

(409) Robert Francis Steioart, b. Sept. 8th, 1866, in Sid- 

ney, Ohio. 

(410) Emily M. Steioart, b. Feb. 9th, 1868, in Sidney, 

Ohio. 

(411) Walter G. Stewart, b. July 7th, 1871. in Sidney, 

Ohio. 
Minnie A. Stewart, b. April 4th, 1874; unmarried; 
living in Hastings, Neb. 

(412) Edmond H. Stewart, b. Oct. 13th, 1878, in Hast- 

ings, Neb. 



(409) R. FRANCIS STEWART, son of Caroline L. 
(388) and Wm. Stewart. 
Born Sept. 8th, 1866, in Sidney, Ohio. 
Married Nancy Rodecker. 

CHILDREN 

William F. Stewart, b. July 9th, 1892, in Nebraska. 
Gertrude E. Stewart, b. Nov. 6th, 1894, in Ne- 
braska. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

Hazel E. Stewart, b. July 4th, 1896, in Nebraska. 
Carol W. Stewart, b. Dec. 25th, 1898, in Nebraska. 
Walter E. Stewart, b. July 5th, 1900, in Nebraska. 



(410) EMILY M. STEWART, daughter of Caroline L. 
(388) and Wm. Stewart. 
Born Feb. 9th, 1868, in Sidney, Ohio. 
Married D. W. Reeder. 
Kesidence, DeKalb, 111. 

CHILD 

Ruth C. Reeder, b. Aug. 14th, 1895, in DeKalb, 111. 



(411) WALTER G. STEWART, son of Caroline L. 
(388) and Wm. Stewart. 
Born July 7th, 1871, in Sidney, Ohio. 
Married Gertrude Teaford, March, 1898. 
Residence, Hastings, Neb. 

CHILD 

Laura B. Stewart, b. Sept. 12th, 1905, in Hastings, 
Nebraska. 



(412) EDMUND H. STEWART, son of Caroline L. 
(388) and Wm. Stewart. 
Born Oct. 13th, 1878, in Hastings, Neb. 
Married Martha Teaford, April, 1899. 
Residence, Lincoln, Neb. 

CHILDREN 

Mahel A. Steivart, b. July 26th, 1900, in Hastings, 

Nebraska. 
James LI. Stewart, b. June 15th, 1902, in Hastings, 

Nebraska. 
Ralph E. Stewart, b. Sept. 12th, 1905, in Hastings, 

Nebraska. 
Florence M. Stewart, b. Nov., 1907, in Lincoln, Neb. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

(389) ROBERT N. WRIGHT, son of William (379) 
and Caroline B. Wright. 
Born April 28th, 1845, in Sidney, Ohio ; died Aug. 
5th, 1870, in Sidney, Ohio. 



Robert N. Wright (389) was a young man of more 
than ordinary excellency of character. In his twenty- 
first year he became a member of the U. P. Congregation 
of Sidney, Ohio. His profession was accompanied by a 
quiet and upright life, being very conscientious in the 
discharge of every duty. He entered Westminster Col- 
lege in 1866, graduated June 30th, 1870. While at col- 
lege, by his gentlemanly and christian deportment, he 
won the confidence and esteem of his professors, and was 
beloved by his fellow-students. 

As a scholar, he was thorough; as a friend, true; as 
a companion, agreeable, and as a christian, sincere and 
earnest. 

He intended to have entered Xenia Theological Sem- 
inary, in the fall of 1870, but his work was finished, and 
he entered upon the rest which "remaineth for the peo- 
ple of God." 



THE CHILDREN OF GIDEON WRIGHT (14) 



(380) JOHN WRIGHT, son of Gideon (14) and Abigail 

B. Wright. 
Born May 15th, 1806, in Richmond, Vt.; d. Aug. 

28th, 1870. 
Married Rebecca Shaw, about 1832. 
Residence, Newbern, Ohio. 

CHILDREN 

(413) Samuel Wright, b. Dec. 5th, 1833, Shelby Co., 
Ohio; d. Sept. 15th, 1881. 
Emily Wright, b. Feb. 23d, 1835, Shelby Co., Ohio; 

d. May 1st, 1850. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

John S. Wright, b. Aug. 16th, 1836, Shelby Co., 
Ohio; d. April 11th, 1840. 

(414) Margeret I. Wright, b. April 16th, 1838, Shelby 

Co.. Ohio ; d. April 8th, 1887. 
Edmund Wright, b. July 18th, 1840, Shelby Co., 

Ohio ; d. Aug. 24th, 1853. 
Elizabeth Wright, b. July 21st, 1842, Shelby Co., 

Ohio; d. May 20th, 1864. 
Augusta Wright, b. April 18th, 1845, Shelby Co., 

Ohio ; d. July 17th, 1851. 

(415) Hannah Wright, b. Aug. 10th, 1847, Shelby Co., 

Ohio ; d. Nov. 15th, 1912. 
Alexis J. Wright, b. Sept. 26th, 1849, Shelby Co., 
Ohio; d. April 11th, 1862. 



(413) SAMUEL WRIGHT, son of John (380) and Re- 
becca S. Wright. 

Born Dec. 5th, 1833, in Shelby Co., Ohio ; d. Sept. 
15th. 1881. 

Married Margeret Etoing, Jan. 3d, 1866, in Shelby 
Co., Ohio. 

CHILDREN 

(416) Homer E. Wright, b. March, 1867, in Shelby Co., 

Ohio. 

(417) Clara E. Wiight, b. Nov. 27th, 1871; d. June 15th, 

1904. 
Mattie B. Wright, b. 1872. 



(416) HOMER E. WRIGHT, son of Samuel (413) and 
Margeret E. Wright. 
Born March, 1867, in Shelby Co., Ohio. 
Married Nina Wilson, Oct. 21st, 1896. 
Residence, Sidney, Ohio. 

CHILDREN 

John Wright, b. July 12th, 1897, in Sidney, Ohio. 
Frances Wright, b. Nov., 1899, in Sidney, Ohio. 

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H I S T O E Y OF THE WRIGHT FA M I L Y 

(417) CLARA E. WRIGHT, daughter of Samuel (413) 
and Margeret E. Wright. 
Born Nov. 27th, 1871, in Shelby Co., Ohio; died 

June 15th, 1904. 
Married John Hoover^ Sept. 24th, 1895. 

CHILDREN 

Deane Hoover, b. Sept. 1st, 1896. 
Linna Myrl Hoover, b. March, 1898. 
Cleta Louise Hoover, b. March 9th, 1902. 



(414) MARGERET /. WRIGHT, daughter of John 
(380) and Rebecca S. Wright. 
Born April 16th, 1838, in Shelby Co., Ohio: died 

April 8th, 1887. 
Married Henry Clay Wilson, March 3d, 1860. 
Residence, Sidney, Ohio. 

CHILDREN 

Mary Alberta Wilson, b. Dec. 10th, 1860, in Sid- 
ney, Ohio. 

(418) Jesse Clay Wilson, b. Xov. 15th, 1863, in Sidney, 

Ohio. 
Hannah Ahhie Wilson, h. June 25th, 1865. Teacher, 

in Sidney, Ohio. 
Sallie Finetta Wilson, b. Dec. 3d, 1866. Teacher, 

in Sidney, Ohio. 
Emma Alice Wilson, b. Aug. 2d, 1868: d. Aug. 

24th, 1895. 
Anna May Wilson, b. May 17th, 1870. Teacher, in 

Sidne3% Ohio. 

(419) John Clijfe Wilson, b. Sept. 22d, 1873. 

Stella Margeret Wilson, b. Nov. 28th, 1876. Teach- 
er, in Sidney, Ohio. 

Ralph Wright Wilson, b. Nov. 13th, 1880. Resi- 
dence, Delaware, Ohio. 

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HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

(418) JESSE C. WILSON, son of Margeret I. (414) 
and Henry Clay Wilson. 
Born Nov. 15th, 1863, in Sidney, Ohio. 
Married Maude Townley^ Sept. 12th, 1900. 
Residence, Sidney, Ohio. 

CHILDREN 

Myra Isabel Wilso7i, b. Jan. 18th, 1903, in Sidney, 
Ohio. 

Stella Margeret Wilson^ b. Nov. 16th, 1904, in Sid- 
ney, Ohio. 

Jessie Amelia Wilson., b. Aug. 13th, 1908. 



Jesse C. Wilson (418) is a Spanish- American War 
veteran. Company L, Third Regiment, O. V. I. Rank, 
First Sergeant. He is a Free Mason. 



(419) /. CLIFFE WILSON, son of Margeret (414) 
and Henry Clay Wilson. 
Born Sept. 22d, 1873, in Sidney, Ohio. 
Married Janet Scott Weaver, Feb. 19th, 1910. 
Residence, Mansfield, Ohio. 



/. Clijfe Wilson (419) is a Spanish- American War 
veteran. Company L, Third Regiment, O. V. I. Rank, 
Quartermaster Sergeant. He is a Free Mason. 



(415) HANNAH WRIGHT, daughter of John (380) 

and Rebecca S. Wright. 
Born Aug. 10th, 1847, in Shelby Co., Ohio; died 

Nov. 15th, 1912. 
Married Stephen R. Guthrie, May 1st, 1867, in 

Newbern, Ohio ; he died . 

Residence, Springfield, Kansas. 

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HIST O K Y 1) F THE W I{ I G II T ¥ A M I I., Y 

CHILDREN 

Ida May Guthrie, b. Feb. 28th, 1868 ; in. Samuel C. 
Garner, Dee. 27th, 1906 ; no children. Residence, 
Springfield, Kansas. 

(420) Luda Verona Guthrie, b. Feb. 2-ith, 1870. 

(421) Ada Bell Guthrie, b. July 18th, 1875, in Sidney, 

Ohio. 

(422) Alva Wright Guthrie, b. Sept. 11th, 1885, in Stock- 

ton, Kansas. 



(420) LUDA V. GUTHRIE, daughter of Hannah (415) 
and Stephen R. Guthrie. 

Born Feb. 24th, 1870, in Shelby Co., Ohio. 

Married George II. Hull, Sept. 15th, 1892, in Wich- 
ita, Kansas. 

Residence, Chelan Lake, Wash. 



CHILDREN 



Verona Georgiana Hull, b. Dec. 18th, 1895, in 

Wichita, Kansas. 
Herbert Alva Hull, b. Nov. 21st, 1897, in Jetmore, 

Kansas. 



(421) ADA B. GUTHRIE, daughter of Ilannali (415) 
and Stephen R. Guthrie. 

Born July 18th, 1875, in Sidney, Ohio. 

Married Joseph McKim, Aug. 21st, 1906, in Lib- 
eral, Kansas. 

Residence, Benton, Kansas. 

CHILDREN 

Stella Leofa McKim, b. May 27th. 1907. in Sedge- 
wick Co., Kans. 
Buela Elma McKim, b. Feb. 17th. 1909, in Steward 

Co., Kans. 

225 



HISTORY OF THE WRIGHT FAMILY 

(422) ALVA W. GUTHRIE, son of Hannah (415) and 
Stephen R. Guthrie. 
Born Sept. 11th, 1885, in Stockton, Kans. 
Married Ruth /Stewart, Nov., 1909, in Rossville, Ga. 
Residence, , Missouri. 

CHILD 

Stephen Wright Guthrie. 



226 



INDEX 



Page 
A 
Alexander — 

Lee L. and Mary M 142 

Margaret 76 

Anderson — 

Charles and Fiank 133 

Charles and Mary 133 

Minnie, m. Walworth 133 

Theodore E 133 

William and Zulma 133 

B 

Bail — 

Archie 63-64 

Dora E., in. Potter 63 

Ethel, rn. Hotchkiss 04 

Harry 63-6 4 

Homer and Kenneth 64 

Bailej- — 

Joseph T 103 

Baker — 

Dorothea and Elizabeth W 192 

Eunice E., m. Squires 203 

pTederick W. and Ruth 192 

Moses N 192 

Theta H. and Will 192 

Baldwin — 

Hazel M 199 

Rachel N. and Ruth 199 

Bashaw — 

Mahlon H 191 

Beckwith — 

George, Leon and Lucius 149 

Bigelow — 

Anna M. and Carrie 1 210 

Estella M. and Gertrude A 210 

Harry C. and Ruby M 210 

Blaekmer — 

Russell H 1"8 

Bolard — 

Annie, m. White To 

Bradley 70 

Edward and Emma 70 

Jennie 7 

Phena, m. Dennis 70 

Richard and Ruth 70 

Bowers — 

James H -IS 

Brookins — 

Arthur H 177 

Edna E., m. Blaekmer 177 

Lura E., m. Whiting 177 

Brown — 

George H -01 

Lillian E. and Margeret 201 



Page 
Burnham — 

Ferrill and Lowell 140 

Burt — 

Ira and Joseph 118 

Lottie, m. Burtram 118 

Nellie, m. Weideman lis 

Burtram — 

Russel lis 



Chamerblain — 

Joseph S. and Julius J 104 

Melissa and William II 104 

Chamber! in — 

Earl, Irene and Ivan 7 4 

Cody- 
Ford and Harold 76 

Lina, m. Alexander 76 

Marian 76 

Cole — 

M. Blanche, m. Davis 132 

N. Ethel, ni. Be Gole 132 

Jolin M. and Wright F 19(» 

Cooper — 

Pauline and Sylvia 7S 

Corey — 

Adaline and Leona 78 

Cotton — 

Charles, John and Phyllis 19'> 

Cox — 

Anna, m. Higloy 107-109 

Bessie, m. Green 107-10!) 

Charles S 107-lOS 

Dorothy lOS 

Edgar J. and Emma 107 

Ida M. and Joseph M 107 

Lizzie, m. Hubbard 107 

Lora E., ra. Higley 107-lOS 

Mallory 10« 

Crittenden — 
Ruth J. 



Clark 201 



Davis — 

Almeda and Carlton 

Caroline A., m. Ketcham 200- 

Clara M. and Cecelia A 

Clarabel 

Elizabeth B. and Francis V 

George H 200- 

George W. and Harold K 

Ida E., m. Seaman 200- 

James H 

Mar\' E., ni. Taylor 

Maud I 

Maurine W 

Paul S 

William A 200 



201 
202 
201 
202 
201 
201 
202 
202 
200 
201 
132 
7 7 
202 



227 



INDEX 



Page 
Dayton — 

Ada, Emma F. and Francis 140 

Hazel and Reuben A 140 

Demorest — 

George E, Jack S. and Max II . . . 113 

Dewitt — 

Forrest and Myrtle 83 

Dibble — 

Mary, m. Butts and Norton VI 

Dijedon — 

Lillie and Ona 167 

Dunn — 

Andrew W. and Alta, m. Cornell. fiG 

Lelia, m. Stevens 66 

Nathan W. and Newton 66 

E 
Eddy — 

Arlene and Geraldine 6 4 

Harold 64 

Eighmy — 

Ada VS 

Addie, m. Shoppart 75-7 7 

Almeda, m. Stokes 75-76 

Clifford and Cora 7 8 

DeElla, m. Cody 75-76 

Effle, m. Cooper 78 

Frank 75-78 

Louie, m. Hendrickson 78-79 

Nora and West 78 

Ellis- 
Eva C 164 

Charles W 162-164 

Gladys E 163 

Guy C 162-163 

James H 162 

James M 164 

Julia M., m. Lee 162-163 

Minnie M., m. Underwood 162 

Priscilla M., m. Mallette 162-163 

Phillip d. 1. N 162 

William D 162-164 

F 
Paulkner — 

Inice, Jennie and John S3 

Fields — 

Anna and Harry A 86 

Flaherty — 

Elizabeth and Frederick 141 

Harriet and Helen 141 

Foster — 

Alice M., m. Knight 197 

Arlin E 197-198 

Arlin T 198 

Cornelius C 197 

Edmond E 196-197 

Edmond E 197 

Elma R., m. Potter 196-197-19fi 

Elsie L 197 



Page 
Foster — Continued 

Eveline T 198 

Jesse A 197-198 

Joseph L 198 

Lillian M 197 

Lona E., m. Russell 197 

Martha B., m. Baldwin 197-199 

Nellie L., m. Robbins 197-199 

N. Lee 127 

Nelson W 197 



G 

Gates — 

Carol W 

Dorothv 

Egbert'j 142- 

Florence M 

Freeman 138- 

Freeman E 

Howard B 142- 

Mabel E 

Marv, m. Luddington 

Tirsah 

Gleason — 

Bertha and Ruth 

Goodrich — 

Edna, m. Miller and Ralph. 
Grant — 

Anna T 

Green — 

Edward J. and Elizabeth. . . 

Marion I 

Guthrie — 

Ada B., m. McKim. 



142 
143 
143 
142 
142 
143 
143 
142 
138 
143 



167 
115 



109 
109 



Alva W 225 

Ida M., m. Garner 

Luda v., m. Hull 

Stephen W 



H 



Hathawaj' — 

Sanger A 

Hawley — 

Esther, m. Byington. 
Head — 

Charles 

Inez, m. Hunt 

Lulu, m. Kramer. . . 

Stella, m. Fuller. . . 

Hendrickson — 

Elias 



Higley — 

Carroll and Earnest 

Hoot — 

Arthur and Mildred 

Hoover — 

Cleta L., Deane and Linna M. . . 

Hotchkiss — 

Edna and Enimit 



225 
226 
225 
225 
226 



166 

205 



87 
87 
87 



79 
109 
215 
223 

64 



228 



INDEX 



Page 

Hubbard — 

Catherine and Curtis 108 

Dorothy 108 

Edgar and Emma 108 

Harold and Helen 108 

Lora 108 

Hull — 

Herbert A. and Verona C 225 

Hustes — 

Charles 90 



Jacobs — 

Caroline, ni. Buel 15 4 

Charles P 1 '>i-1 55 

Chester 155 

Katharine and Marguerite 155 

Jennings — 

Addie, m. White 1G7 

Emeline, m. Goodrich 167 

Eugene and Grant 167 

Lillie, m. Dijedon 167 

Johnson — 

Ben Erie 1 O.i 

Chester R 114 

Jenette E., m. Vail 114 



K 

Ketcham — 

Albert H 126- 

Arthur C^. and May G 

Andrew L. and Edwin F' 

Flora W. and Jessie E 

Mar>' L., m. Foster 126- 

William A 

William H 

Knapp — 

Alice and Charles 

Jennie and Squire 

Lois 7 

Knight — 
Kdwin W. 
Ralph L. 



127 
127 
201 
126 
127 
126 
201 



and Mildred A 189 

189 



Knowlton — 

Durand L. and Guy R 173 

Kenneth R. and Laurence W 173 



Ladd — 

Chilon and Walter 150 

Ijee — 

Ellis G. and Olive D 103 

Marguerite E 163 

LeBroug — 

Charles and Dorothea 148 

Florence R., m. Van Horn 148 

Lewis — 

Eliza E. and Laurence S 102 



Page 
Luddington — 

Alice E., Ira and Irene E 139 

Clara J., m. Sopor 135-138 

Clara and Evva, m. Brown 141 

Clara J., m. Buniham 139-1 4 

Charles M 138-141 

Edson L. and Loren E 139 

Edson L. and Thomas B 138 

Freeman G 138 

Grace E., m. Dayton 139-140 

Jennie, ni. Alexander 138-142 

Katherine, m. Flahertv 140-141 

Lucian W ." 138-140 

Marj- G., m. Shaw 1 39 

Morton J 1 SK-l 3!) 

M 
Malettc — 

Lucille M. and Virginia E 163 

Walter D 163 

Mason — 

Amy A. and Florence J 12(t 

Emma S., ni. Morrison 119-120 

Gertrude E. and Helen T 120 

Jav K. and Joseph B 120 

Marion 1 120 

Harrv and John J 119 

Joseph T 119-120 

Mary E., m. Bartlett U9 

McDaniel — 

Ada L., m. Stewart 216-217 

Alonzo S 210-217 

Burt and Cecil 217 

Elsie and Kobert 217 

Effie A., m. Tallman 217-218 

Martha and Sarah 219 

William A 217-219 

McKim — 

Buela E. and Stella L 22.J 

>Ieyer — 

Carl F. and llenr>- E 147 



Minium — 

Clarence, Cleon and Clyde. . . 
Ralph and Ray 

Mcon — 

Arthur, Bessie and Frank 

Morrison — 

Elizabeth. Lucille and Mary.... 1 
Kenneth and Louise 1 

.Mudge — 

Adelbert »3- 

Bert A 9*- 

Clara G. and Earnest F 

Edith M., ni. Shoultz 94- 

Florence L. and Harold E 

Fred A !><■ 

Leonard E 

Lucv S., m. Kent 

Mabel E. and Mildred G 

Ruth A 

William J 9*- 



83 
83 



229 



INDEX 



Page 
N 
Needhani — 

A. Edson and Charles M 128 

Freeman W. and S. Letitia 128 

Jane F., m. Seymour 128 

William W 128 

North — 

Ida, m. Rundlo 84 

Norton — 

Eli B., Horace H. and Walter. . . 158 

P 

Palmer — 

Dorothy and Genevievr 187 

Pa ret — 

Herbert and Howard 154 

Jessamine 151 

Park-ill — 

Clarence T 121 

Parks — 

Marian '& 

Patenaude — 

Luella, m. Cotton 195 

Penfield — 

Eugene W. and Frederick W 1V3 

Jean R. and John H 17rj 

Lucy B. and Ruth 173 

Perry — 

Howard B. and Lucy A 116 

Rowland P. and Ruth E 116 

Pierce — 

Martha and Virginia 187 

Pinchin — 

Arthur and Cora, m. Crouch 165 

Ella, m. Yarter 164 

Ella and Laura 166 

Fred 165-166 

Ilinda, m. Hathaway 164-166 

James 166 

John D. and Julius K 164-165 

Mary A., m. Tucker 165 

Naomi 166 

Oliver P 165 

Robert and Ruth 166 

Sanger 165 

Thomas 165-166 

Will 165-166 

Piatt — 

Chester S 149 

Clarence W 146-14 7 

Edward C. and Elizabeth 147 

Emma A., m. LeBroug 147-148 

Eugene B 147-149 

Eugene W 149 

Fied E 147 

Florence C, m. Beckwith 147-149 

Lucius V 147-149 

Mary I., m. Webster 147-148 



Page 
Piatt — Continued 

Orville and Ronald 147 

Phebe E., m. Meyer 146-147 

Ruth L 149 

Thirza A., m. Townsend 147-150 

Pond — 

Bradley and Celestia, m. Bolard. 69 

Norton 69 

Thankful, m. Dibble 69-70 

Potter — 

Edith, m. Eddy 63 

Ethel F. M. and Frank A 198 

Gladys, Harold W and Ralph 198 

Preston — 

Lora E. and William 104 

Prussia — 

Agnes and Alma, m. Moon 72-73 

Betsey and Byron 71-73-74 

Claude 74 

Kdith, m. Chamberlin 73-74 

Frederick A 72 

Geneva and Grace 74 

George 71-73 

Glenn A 72 

Hiram 71-72 

Isabel 72 

Jerusha and Lafayette 71-72 

Mary, m. Knapp 71-72 

Mercy, m. Sheppa 72-73 

Nellie A. and Ruby 72 

Raymond 74 

Rose 71 

R 

Rawson — 

Chester F. AV. and Curtis 131 

Etta Z. and I>ank H 130-131 

John W 130 

Lee W. 131 

Reeder — 

Ruth C 220 

Remington — 

George H. and Robert W 191 

Rich — 

Alma E., m. Sawyer 119 

Byron F .' 129 

Charles F. and Charles H 129 

Charles N 110 

Clara L, m. Brown 129 

Ellen L., m. Cahee 119 

John T 111-112 

Kate J. and Lizzie M., m. Wells. 129 

L. Jennie., m. Sanders 119 

S. Annie, m. Rcssigue 119 

Robbins — 

Frederick R 199 

Robinson — 

Charles A 120 

.Tohn 119 

Leonard F. and Wilbur T 121 






INDEX 



Page 

Rogers — 

Dan, Lucy and Nancy 172 

Kate, m. Worden 172 

Mary, m. Knowlton 172-173 

Mary E 117 

Rowland — 

Rlanehe M., ni. Perrv 1 1 G 

Joseph W 116 

S 

Sample — 

Alva C. and Clyde W 214 

Ethel M., m. Strayer 214 

Harry W. and Perry W 214 

Sargent — 

•Jay 72 

Schueneman— 

Helen L. and Sarah E 114 

Seaman — 

Albert D. and Benjamin R 202 

Lewis F. and Marian E 202 

Seymour — 

Marian 128 

Shaw — 

Keith G. and Lila J 1 39 

Marjorie G. and Wilbur 13!) 

Sheldon — 

Aarad (28) 62-S4 

Aarad (41) 05-<>7 

Alice 84 

Amanda, ni. Quimby, and children 7;') 

Andrew 62-85 

Beatrice and Blanch, m. Bruce.. . 84 

Uedora, m. Sloan 62-63 

Carrie, ni. Noel 84 

Carl 87 

Carl B 79-80 

Carlie, m. Whitmore 85-86 

Ceylon 68 

Charles 84 

Clarence 80 

Clayton 89 

Clyde _^•• 

Cora, ni. Cleason 87-S,s 

Cordelia, m. Sturdevant 8') 

Deruyter 62-88 

Earl D 81-82 

Edgar 8r> 

Eli C 65-67 

Elvira P 67 

Emma, m. Fields S5-86 

Esther, m. Leiphart 85 

Eugene 87-88 

Fenton 8 7 

Florence 68 

Francis 88-89 

Fred 66 

Frederick 8 4 

Gavlord and Gilbert 8 7 

Gladys 84 

(Jrace 67 

Harrv 66-84 

Ilirain (26) 62-74-75 



Van,- 
She! ton — Continued 

Hiram (48) 66-67 

Inez 69 

James 85-86 

Jason E. and Jay 67 

Jorusha, m. Wheeler 62-82 

John 06 

Jonathan 62-86 

Judson 65-69 

Lee 66 

Levi 05 

Marshall A 67 

Mary 88 

Maiy, m. North 84 

Mary, m. Thornton 88-89 

Melinda, m. Eighmy 74-75 

Morton 87 

Myrtle, m. Siegendall 79-80 

Nora, m. Woodworth 87 

Oscar F 75-79 

Patience, ni. Dunn 65-66 

Pearl, m. McKav 89 

Penn 68 

Pliebe, m. Sloan 65-68 

Ralph 67 

Ray 86 

Ruth, m. Eighmy 74-78 

Sarah, m. Beals 85 

Sanmel 65-06 

Samuel Wright 62-65 

Seth 85 

Svble, m. Prussia 62-7 1 

Thankful, m. Ilustes 62-90 

Tlieodore 65-08 

Tillie, m. Nelson 85 

Tnphenia, m. Pond 62-09 

Vina 69 

Viola, m. Head 87 

Wallace B 75-81-82 

Willmr J "9 

Winifred 81-82 



Shop|)a — 

Carrie and Clair 

Sherwood — 

GertiTjde M. and William W 

Shoppart — 

May. ni. Parks and Corey 7' 

Shoultz — 

Clarcnci' ;inil ('liffiird 

Frances A 

Siegendall — 

Esther and George 

Virginia and William 

Slayton — 

Cecelia G. and Kric II 

Kugene T 112- 

Harry W. and Janet .\ 

I/aura E., ni. Johnson 112- 

Lucius C 112 

.Mabel, m. Deniorest 112- 

Martha L., m. Schueneman ... 1 12- 

Sloan — 

Alta I 

.Arch 

Enos C 



73 
1 36 

-7S 



96 
90 



80 
80 



113 
113 
113 
114 
113 
113 
113 



69 
63 
68 



231 



INDEX 



Page 
Sloan — Continued 

Green and Hannah 63 

Jane, m. Bail 63 

Margaret and Ruth CiS 

C. Ray 08-60 

Syble, m. Stafford and Church. . . 63 
Wright S C8 

Soper — 

Anna and Bradley W 135 

John 135 

Louisa and Lucian 135 

Mae, m. Harper 135 

Sarah and Scott 135 

Steiner — 

Carl H. and Ora M 1C2 

Stewart — 

Alma J., m. Bixler 216 

Carol W 220 

Edmond C 216 

Edmond H 219-220 

Emily M., m. Reader 219-220 

Florence M 220 

Gertrude E 219 

Hazel E. and James H 220 

Laura B. and Mabel A 220 

Minnie A 219 

Ralph E 220 

R. Francis 219 

Stanley J 217 

Walter E. and Walter G 219-220 

William F 219 

Stickney — 

Alice E. and Bernice G 103 

Bradley W. and Charles C 100 

Carrie, ni. Chamberlin 102-104 

C. Carroll 101-106 

Cora, m. Lewis 101-102 

Corinna E 109 

David C 104-106 

Dora J., m. Allen 106 

Edgar E. (140) 101-103 

Edgar E. (136) 101-109 

Edith J 107 

Elden A 106 

Eliza A. and Emma A 102 

Emma 101 

Gale A. and Grace E 106 

Howard 102 

Ida D 109 

John M 107 

John Q 101-107 

John R 106 

Joseph T 101 

Julia C 106 

Julius and Julius D 102-103 

Julius T 100-101 

Kathrvn M., m. Perkins 102 

Kenne"th P 103 

Lora E., m. Preston 100-104 

Lora L., m. Johnson 104-105 

Mallory J 106 

Mallorv N. (137) 101-110 

Mallory N. Jr 110 

M. Elizazbeth, m. Cox 101-10 7 

Madge M. and May E 106-107 

Millicent 102 

Prudence L 109 



Page 
Sticknev — Continued 

San b. & Seraph A., m. Bailey . 102-103 

Seraph A 101 

Thomas D 101-103 

Timothy and T^'ler E 101-102 

W. Wirt 101-104-105 

Stokes — 

Annie, m. Davis 76-77 

Charles and Clare 76-77 

Harriet 77 

Strayer — 

Marian 214 

Sturdevant — 

Mark and Myrtle ; . 85 

T 
Tall man — 

Alpha J 218 

Avis D. and Elizabeth A 218 

Jessie L., m. Bowers 218 

Ross McKinley 218 

Taylor- 
Charles H 200 

Emily H., m. Brown 200-201 

George T. and Hany 200 

Mary R. and William Edwin 200 

Thompson — 

Anna, m. King 115 

Edwin L 114-115 

Mabel, m. Grant and \'innie P. . . 115 

Thornton — 

Charles and Dorothy 89 

Fred and Homer 89 

Keith and May 89 

Townsend — 

Charles A. Wright 144-149 

Lena E., m. Ladd 150 

Treadway — 

Agnes P 121 

A. Bolivar 100-121 

Betsey, m. Rich 99-110 

Elvira, m. Slavton 99-112 

Guy B Ill 

Hannah 99-100 

Hannah, m. Winship 116-118 

J. Holt 110-111 

Hubert A HI 

Janet J., m. Burt 116-117 

H. Jennette, m. Birchard 121 

Jenette R., ni. Mason 100-119 

Jei-usha, m. Rich 99-111 

Joanne, m. Thompson 99-114 

Joseph 99-115 

L. Elizabeth, m. Robinson 121 

Lewis 99-110 

Lora, m. Stickney 99-100 

Lora B., m. Rogers 116-117 

Loraine, m. Rich 100-119 

Lucille 117 

Mary A., m. Baldwin Ill 

Mary E., m. Rowland 115-116 

Minnie M., m. Parkhill 121 



232 



INDEX 



Page 
Treadway — Continued 

Pollv, m. Slayton 99-112 

Polly, m. Willard 116-117 

Seraph 100 

AVilliam L. (154) 110-111 

William L. (164) 115-117 

Tucker — 

Genevieve G 165 

George F. and Gordon F 165 

Y 

Vail — 

Chester R. and Dorothy 114 

Van Horn — 

Dorothea and Emma 148 



W 

Walworth — 

Anna L., George W. and T. Kent. 
Wells — 

Ella M. and Fred W 

Kate W. and William M 



Webster — 

David P. and Doris M 

Forrest, Frank L. and Ruth I. 

Wheeler — 

Bedora, m. Minium 

Bianca, m. Dillon 

Claj'ton 

Elizabeth, Estella and Karl . . 

Matilda, m. Faulkner 

Olive, m. Dewitt 



White — 

Edward and Richard 

Floyd 

Whiting — 

Harvey B. and Harold W 

Whitmore — 

Alice and Blanche, m. Hotchkiss. 

Fern, Fred and Ruth 



133 



176 
176 



148 

148 



82 
32-83 

83 
?2-S3 
32-83 



16i 

177 



86 
86 



Willard — 

Irma J 117 

Williams — 

Abigail, m. Jacobs 153-154 

Abigail, m. Norton 157-158 

Ada L., m. Williams Ifil-lfiS 

Anna A., m. Wood 168-169 

Bessie A., m. Steiner 161-162 

Calnah, m. Jennings 158-167 

Carl K 168 

Charles B. and Kate 153 

Charles G 153-155-156 

Clark D 159-160 

C. Kleber 158-1 6S 

Dot, Ebenezer and John 152 

Edgar M 152-153 

Edmond C 159-161 

Elijah and Elvira 152 

Eva L., m. Ellis 159-162 

Florence G., m. Jones 168 



Page 

Williams — Continued 

Frank D 153-154 

Frank W 168 

Grace E. and Nettie A 161 

Harriet, m. Beldcn 153 

Henry E 1 59-1 61 

Horace 158-159-160 

Jennie, m. Paret 153-154 

Jennie A. and Nettie A 161 

Julia A. and Nettie M 159 

Kate A., m. Campbell 155 

Kenneth 169 

Laura, m. Pinchin 158-164 

Lucretia, m. Kimball 157 

Mattie, m. Randall 153 

Mason B 152-ir)3 

Olive 16(» 

Orra M., m. Ford 101 

Ward n 155-157 

William W 168-169 

Wilson — 

Anna M., Emma A. and Hannah A. 223 

Jessie A. and Jesse C 223-224 

J. Cliflfe 223-224 

Marv A. and Mvra 1 223-224 

Ralph W. and Sallie F 223 

Stella M 223-224 

Winship — 

Dorothy, Jcrusha and John 118 

Mary L 118 

Wood — 

Robert H 169 

Woodruff — 

Marjorie A. and Muriel F 213 

Vernon A 213 

Wright — 

Abigail B., m. Sample 208-213 

Abigail and Marv' 206 

Abigail Goodrich 46-48-49 

Ada n., m. Woodruff 211-213 

Agnes C. m. Cole 1 S9-1 90 

Agnes and Kenneth 171 

Albina, m. Fulton 14-208-209 

Alice Belknap 93 

Alma and Ozias 206 

Alzada M., m. Da\ns 181 

Amos A 193-196 

Andrew (H) 9-10-12-53-59-60-61 

Andrew (16) 59-91 

Andrew P 96-98 

Anna M., m. Bigclow and Clark. . 210 
Anna M. (378). m. Crittenden. . . 204 

Anna R. and Harriet .\ 204 

Anthony (immigrant) 23 

Alexis and .\ugustn 222 

Aurelia, m. Williams 151-157 

Barbara M. and Eugene F 146 

Beatrice O. and Marj- A 1 S2 

Bessie E. and Doris 176 

Bessie M., m. Gilman 97 

Betsev, m. Anderson 128-133 

Blanche A., m. Pierce 1S6-1S7 

Bert H !»* 

Bonny and Gertrudo 211 

Burton, Josephine and Mason. ... 137 

Cari 1S7 

Carol B. and Glenna R 212 



233 



INDEX 



Wright — Continued 

Caroline and John H 193 

Caroline S., m. Davis 199-200 

Carrie T., m. Bashaw 191 

Gary W 96-97 

Catherine and Eleanora F 202 

Cecil DeF 98 

Charles 92 

Charles (383) 208-211-212 

Charles A. and William E 210 

Charles H 170-172 

Charles R. and Edgar W 174 

Clara, m. Hoover 222-223 

Clarence E 145-146 

Clifton C. and Florence A 211 

Cora Z., John F. and Lewis K. . . . 131 

Cvrus A. and Mary E 211 

Dale L 211 

Dan S 151-169-170 

Daniel 179-193 

Daniel E 193-194 

Deliza 92 

D. Juan V. H 175-176 

Dorothy M 183 

Earl S 125 

Ebenezer (12) 12-53-54-151 

Ebenezer and Hannah 151 

Edith M. and Eunice L 185 

Edmund and Elizabeth 222 

Edward V 93 

Elizabeth and Lyman A 187 

Elizabeth (17), m. Treadway. . . 59- 
61-99-100 

Elizabeth L. and E. Jane 188 

Elizabeth, m. Baker 179-203 

Ella F 171 

Ella M., m. Knight 189 

Ellen P., m. Barnum 175 

Elmer and Joseph 210 

Eluthera F., m. Rogers 170-172 

Emily and John S 221-222 

Emma L., m. Brookins 175-177 

Ernest R 171 

Ernest A 186-187 

Ernest and Floyd 215 

Eugene C 92 

Eugene F 144-145 

Eugene 169-170 

Eugene S 182-183 

Fannie E 204 

Fcrgusson M 189-190 

Florence A., m. Piatt 144-146 

Florence E 145 

Frances J 146 

Frank E 194-196 

Frederick W 170-174 

Freeman G. (397) 211-213 

Freeman G. (179) 122-130 

George (301) 176 

George B 211-212 

George W 181-182 

Gertrude A 174 

Gertrude J., m. Ketcham 123-126 

Gideon (14) .11-12-14-54-205-206-207 

Hannah 205 

Hannah, m. Guthrie 222-224 

Harry B 97 

Harriet A 193 

Helen E 213 

Helen 92 



Page 
Wright — Continued 

Helen S. and Kenneth J 190 

Henry and Charles A 176 

Henry C 170-171 

Henry L 193-194 

Henry H 196 

Hervey W 97 

Homer E 222 

James D 188-191 

Jerusha, m. Sheldon 59-62 

Sir John (I) 17-18-21 

John of Brook Hall (4) 22-23 

John (380) 206-222 

John and Frances 222 

John (198) 134-135 

John (309) 179-203-204 

John B 136-137 

John F 123 

John R 211 

John S 97 

John W 91-96 

Jonathan (18) 11-59-122-123 

Jonathan 13 122 

Joseph (13) 53-179-180 

Joseph (382) 208-210 

Joseph, Jr 179-180-lSl 

Joseph A 181-186-187 

Joseph C 199-202 

Josephine, m. Lees 136 

J. Kent 137 

J. Melvin 188-189 

Kathryn 183 

Kent C 123-131-132 

Laura L., m. Case 93 

Letitia A 122 

Lizzie M., m. Chamberlin 189 

Lizzie S., m. Morrison 194-195 

Lois M 213 

Louis V 93 

Louisa A., m. McDaniel. . 209-216-217 

Lovina A 181-184 

Loyde A 98 

Lucy, m. Mudge 91-93 

Lucy A., m. Penfield 170-173 

Lucy W. and Victor 171 

Luna A., m. Foster 193-196 

L. Caroline, m. Stewart 209-219 

Marcus 196 

Maretta O, m. Hopkins 191 

Margaret L, m. Wilson 222-223 

Martha L., m. Cole 131-132 

Mary, m. Williams 151-152 

Mary A., m. Hawley 14-54-205 

Mary C, m. Stewart 14-208-216 

Maiy E 170 

Mary E., m. Turner 171 

Mary E 193 

Mary H., m. Rawson 130 

Mattie B 222 

Maude and Norman 215 

Melvin F 190 

Mildred M 211 

Mina S., m. Patenaude 194-195 

Minnie A., m. Walworth 131-132 

Miron and Pamela 208 

Mortimer 136-137 

Moses 45-50-51 

Moses (305) 179-180 

Moses, Jr 50-51 



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Moses E 188-189 

Mvron W. C 151-171-17.') 

Mvrta E., m. Palmer 186-187 

Neil B 215 

Nellie M 146 

Norma H 137 

Olive (wife of Sir John) 17-19-20 

Ojihelia and Oman N 92 

Oman P 91-92 

Phebe, m. Bronson 59 

Polly, m. Gates 59-138 

Pollv G., m. Rich 122-129 

Ralph W 213 

Richard R 204 

Robert (2) 17-20-21 

Robert A 210-211 

Robert B 208 

Robert H 14 5-146 

Robert N 209-221 

Ruth A., m. Leach 190 

R. Winifred, m. Remington. . .189-19 

R. Oscar 211-212 

Sallv, m. Griswold 134 

Samuel (9) 10-11-12-13-14-45-46- 

53-54 

Samuel (10), Jr 53-55-56 

Samuel (8), sea capt. .45-46-47-48-49 

Samuel (413) 221-222 

Samuel (21) 59-144 

Samuel (6), ensign 42-43-44 

Samuel (7), sergeant 44-45 



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Samuel and Wolsey 206 

Samuel H 181-185 

Sarah A., m. Hoot 215 

Sarah E 193 

Sarah M., m. Baker 188-191 

Sarah P., m. Needham 122-128 

Stephen 179-199 

Thankful, m. Wright 59-134 

Thankful, m. Sherwood 136 

Thankful, ra. Soper 134-135 

Timothy 45 

Thomas (immigrant) ..23-24-38-89-40 

Thomas (3), Brook Hall 22-23 

Trj'phosa A., m. Wells 175 

Vandemus 91-92 

Vera L 212 

Vertulon 92 

Vincent M 92-93 

Walter B 93 

Wavland A 1 85-1 86 

Wihna E 196 

Will S 194-195 

William 206-208-209 

William A 98 

William R 208-215 

William E 204 

William Earl 126 

William H 123-125 

William J 182-183 

William P 122-123-124 

WiUiam T 125-129 



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