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Wright Family

This group is for individuals interested in researching the Wright surname.

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Whose line is it anyway? 7 Replies

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

Parents of Jeremiah Wright and family emmigration to the US and Canada

Started by Gerald Randall Clayton Apr 29, 2013.

Wrights of Georgetown SC

Started by Barb Feb 15, 2013.

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Comment by Jay H. Wright on February 6, 2017 at 5:09pm
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 Norwalk Ct in 1654 time frame as part of the group which saved that failing plantation.
Comment by Jay H. Wright on February 6, 2017 at 4:57pm
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 to Franklin County Vt in the late 1700's out of New Hampshire. Mostly Highgate and Swanton. If anybody is researching either line check out Church St Cemetery in Swanton for Wrights - Beginning w Augustus C - son of Sarah Wright and Branchville Cemetery in Ridgefield Ct for all the Olmsteads on Findagrave... Regards! J
Comment by Paul Wright on February 6, 2017 at 9:26am

Has anyone done DNA so that we can compare?


Comment by Jay H. Wright on February 4, 2017 at 4:37pm

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

Comment by Jay H. Wright on February 4, 2017 at 4:32pm

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 (Stephens) and Elizabeth Hildreth. Lt Joseph married a Joann Sharpe??? Something Like that.  Joseph and Deborah were my 7 x Greats. I have a public Wright Tree that has a good deal more info on Ancestry if your interested. My line of Wrights ended up in Franklin County Vt after moving to NH from MA in the mid 1700's.

Comment by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on February 1, 2017 at 9:42pm

William Wright in NY... 1830 1850.  ancestor of

my cousin

Jesse Wright Sr.  in Me.  Abbey Cook mine is this one.

Jonathan Wright   1701  Essex Ma m to Abigail

Joseph  m Deborah Stevens

Their daughter Deborah Wright had Jonathon Wright..  so did Deborah mar a WRIGHT also.??TITLE: Joseph Wright AncetorsATTACHED TO: Lieut Joseph Wright (1696-1755)


Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620- 1988   >>Massach...

Comment by Gwen Tinker on November 11, 2016 at 11:46am

Hello ! Im new here. I have several Wright lines in my family. My Maternal great great Grandmother was Elizabeth Wright, daughter of Clayton Wright & Ann Snider and Granddaughter of Richard Wright Jr and Caroline Kary Kittrell. That line goes back to Philbert Wright and Esther BeCraft. 

On my Fathers side I have a Paternal Third Great Grandmother Catherine Wright, daughter of Hubbard Wright and Massa Ford. 

My mothers sister married a Wright from a third line of Wrights out of Arkansas. So as you can see that name is very prevalent within my family history. Hoping to connect to others here, especially those who connect to Hubbard Wright line.

Comment by Paul Wright on March 20, 2016 at 8:25am

I having been trying to break through a wall on my great grandfather. His name is Charles Riley Wright and was born circa 1860 in IN or MI. He lived in Poweshiek Co, IA from about 1891 until his death 1 Jan 1902.

His marriage certificate of 4 Jul 1891 states he was born in MI to Eli Wright and Eliza Kimins. I have not been able to find either of these people.

The Iowa census of 1895 and the federal census of 1900 have him born in IN.

I have traced his childs info to no avail. One daughter's marriage record however did have him listed as Riley Wright. There is no information at the county and his obit provided little information.

From his tombstone I did calculate a birthdate of 3 April 1860 although the marriage record and census info vary between 1859 and 1864.

If anyone has Wrights from MI or IN I would be interested to find out if any of this info sounds familiar.


Comment by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on March 18, 2016 at 2:55pm

Ok, WRIGHT"S, yes from Maine which was MASS before split. I have proven Jesse Wright Sr and Abbey COOK. 1749 b and 1753 b Mass/

Found on My Heritage that parents may have been Jonathan Wright 1701 -1784, wife Abigail. Pelham, Hillsborough, NH for death born Essex MA she died 1799.

Have some good sources.

His parents may be Joseph Wright and Deborah Stevens. 

Comment by Carol A Meyers on March 7, 2014 at 11:56am


I am new to Genealogy Wise.  I have been trying to work on one of my brick walls, my 3x gr-grandmother Martha Wright who married John McCrea in Brooke, VA (now Hancock, WV) in Sept 23, 1846. 

Based on the census, she was born about 1825 (reported age varies, 1850 she's 22, in 1870, she's listed as 46).  According to census data she was born in VA (probably the same area of what is now WV where she married and raised a family).  Her mother was born in PA and her father in England.

There seems to have been 3 Wright families in Brooke in 1830 with daughters in the 5-10 yr old age range.  And 2 in 1840 census with daughters the right age, however, this is the Panhandle of WV and since people moved back and forth across the border with PA and OH all the time.  There are tones of Wrights in southwest PA around this time.

Any help or insight would be much appreciated.


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