funny history story here... Been reading up on colonial Connecticut and one of the books I've read was by a gal named Smith whose ancestors had all been ministers beginning in very early colonial…"
"Also, when you do the Sherburne research (see my tree) you'll find Augustus is a recurring name in the family - One of them born in 1916 died in 2006 according to SS records... I'm thinking I'm right on the conclusion about how he got…"
Amazing way to meet! :D It's funny you mention the family myth about American Indian blood - one of the things my dad told me was there may be some Abenaki Indian in our line somewhere and the Abenaki's had a strong presence…"
"I compared the household data from the 1790, 1800, and 1810 census' for Wright households in that region of Vermont to reinforce my conclusion on connection between Abel Wright and Augustus.
"Augustus took quite a bit of research - He was tough to track down because he was an outlier who just appeared in Highgate in the 1830's or so - It took a while and a lot of comparison to get to a reasonable conclusion - Sarah, his mother was…"
try this link on Ancestry, it should take you to my Wright family tree which includes pretty much all these folks. It should answer quite a few of these questions. There are actually 4 Johns /Jonathans / ons in a row going back to…"
"The Olmsteads in Branchville are all descended from Richard Olmsted one of the three primary male Olmsteads who arrived on ship Lyon to Mass in 1632.They're all on the founders monument in Hartford Ct but Richard and his sister made the trek to…"
"Haven't done DNA (except military - retired USAF)I was lucky, my Anglo side of the family (I'm half Japanese) stayed put in one area - Fairfield County Ct for the Olmsteads since 1654 - they rescued Norwalk Plantation. The Wrights migrated…"
"Jay H Wright, thanks for the information. I am also looking at having my nephew do his DNA since his father was a Wright from Texas line from New England. I am waiting his sending me his lineage. His Dad was a good friend that married my sister.…"
"Also in my research Jonathan Wright Sr- their son married Abigail Wood in 1726 in Dracut MA before that area became NH. He died in Hillsboro County NH in 1784. She died in 1779 in Pelham NH. Hope this helps.
Jay Olmstead Wright"
"To Susi - There were 2 Joseph Wrights with similar birth and life info. Lt Joseph was from Boston while Joseph was from Chelmsford Middlesex MA according to what I found. Deborah Stevens 1676 - 1733 married this Joseph. Her parents were John Stevens…"
"Hi folks, sorry I haven't commented since I posted - very busy. I'm a Wright/Olmsted, my grandfather George was born in Swanton Vermont where there are quite a few Wrights. His father (George) was killed in a railway accident and my…"
Jay H Wright, thanks for the information. I am also looking at having my nephew do his DNA since his father was a Wright from Texas line from New England. I am waiting his sending me his lineage. His Dad was a good friend that married my sister. USN.
I am also working with cousin Shirley Becker on her William ? Wright in NY that she has never gotten anything concrete on his line and has done dna also. SusiCP1@gmail.com
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