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Whose line is it anyway?

Started by Jennifer Eklund, PLCGS. Last reply by Paul Wright Nov 10, 2016. 7 Replies

Wrights of Georgetown SC

Started by Barb Feb 15, 2013. 0 Replies

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Comment by Jay H. Wright on February 7, 2017 at 4:24pm
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.


Comment by Jay H. Wright on February 7, 2017 at 4:18pm
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 the daughter of Abel Wright and very little exists of her outside of the fact she was born in 1866. There are actually several Sarah Wrights born in 1866 in the Hillsborough Vt region, One can be totally discounted. But two of them were very similar. There was a Sarah in New Ipswitch NH who appears in the 1790 and 1850 census'. She apparently lived in a group home of some kind in both (Quaker or Shaker?) and was the daughter of a local Wright branch. I focused on Abel Wright's family because of 2 things - The existence of a daughter named Sarah in the correct time frame and the family connection with Goffstown NH. Although there is little about Sarah, her father Abel moved to and died in Goffstown and there is a link between Goffstown and my line of Wrights. My Great Grandfather George A. Wright lived in Swanton but died in the county hospital in Goffstown in 1918 after a severe railroad accident - he was a brakeman on the RR (bad job) from complications from amputation. My Grandfather George Bradley (named after his father and gfather) and my Great Grandmother Louisa May Rood Wright moved there to and stayed in the area till moving to Ct where she worked various manufacturing jobs. I think that Sarah Wright may have had Augustus out of wedlock and may have died in the process or from complications and that his uncle Abel Wright (her brother) brought up Augustus as his son and moved to Addison County Vermont with him. Augustus was born in 1788 and if you compare the census data on Abel Jr's household (even though they only named heads of household for the first 4 or 5) you will find that there is a male juvenile exactly matching Augustus' age profile. He came of age and then started showing up in his own in the 1820 census. I also focused on his name since it wasn't very common for the Wright of the period. I found that there had been an Augustus Sherburne in family of Sarah's mother - Margret Sherburne - who may have been the namesake. There have been a few other links to Goffstown as well which indicates that the family maintained contact with that branch of the family since it was extensive and in the recent past at that time. That's my case for my conclusions - however every Wright in Hillsborough NH was related pretty much anyway and traces their roots to early Mass Bay Colony so it's kind of a circular track.. Are you in Vermont?
Comment by Christopher Wright on February 7, 2017 at 3:35pm

Thanks Jay! Augustus C Wright (my 2nd GGF)- son of Sarah Wright (and Sarah) have become my brick walls. Does your data indicate Sarah's origins or marriage history? All I can assume is NH based on A.C.W.'s records.

Comment by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on February 7, 2017 at 1:22pm

I saw other surnames in your file.  Will talk more about them later.  Thanks much.


Comment by Jay H. Wright on February 7, 2017 at 12:50pm

lots of Roods in Church St Cemetery in Swanton. Use Finda Grave.
Comment by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on February 7, 2017 at 11:57am

Jay H Wright,  I have Rood also.more to come S

Comment by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on February 7, 2017 at 11:55am

Jay thank you so we are distant kin. Going to go check this out. Seems you are farther back than I.   Thanks Off tor read it. What I have is on my Ancestry tree Noyes-Jones tree. Susi

Comment by Jay H. Wright on February 7, 2017 at 10:10am
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 Hertfordshire England in the 1500's.

Good Luck!

Comment by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on February 6, 2017 at 10:06pm

Now there is father and son Jonathan Wright  My line is via Jesse. Jonathan Wrights brother. 

Extremely confused at the momment because this dating implies Jonathan Wright 1701 was the father of Jonathan  b 1727.  Going to quit for the night to many WRIGHTS. brain tired.  Susi

Comment by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on February 6, 2017 at 9:58pm

Wow, now I am temporarily confused. I have Hannah Wright (Young) b 1781 died 1863 married Abraham Dorrison YOUNG Sr 1784-1857.  

Hannah Wright b 1781 's father was Jesse Wright and Abbey Cook Wright. 

Jesse Wright b 1748- 1834  father was Jonathan Wright 1701-1784 

his wife Abigail (Abbey) 1705-1779 Wright? Wright.  She born Chelmsord,Middlesex  Mass around 1795.

Was she a Wright prior to marriage?  Ancestral file 16F7-1C6

She had 30 Mar 1737 Jonathan Dracut Middlesex Mass 

Abel 1 July 1739  same place

Joseph   28 Aug 1742 same

Timothy  2 Aug 1744 Pelham Hillsboro NH

Jesse 19 Nov 1749   Pelham   "          "

Joel     19 Nov 1749       same

Rachel  9 May 1752  same

Deborah  7 April 1755     same

Joel marriage spouse Mary Peacock Wright Tewksbury Midldlesex Mass

death 10 Nov 1779 Pelham Hillsboro NH 

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