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John Henry Wright

John Henry Wright

Male 1852 - 1908  (56 years)

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  1. 1.  John Henry WrightJohn Henry Wright was born on 4 Feb 1852 in Urumiah, Persia (son of Rev. Austen Hazen Wright and Catherine Myers); died on 25 Nov 1908 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    His birthplace, also spelled Orumiyeh, now generally called Urmia, is now in West Azerbaijan, the northernmost and westernmost province of modern Iran.

    From Wikipedia:

    He earned his Bachelors (1873) and Masters (1876) at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire. After junior appointments (first in Ohio and then at Dartmouth) in 1886 he joined Johns Hopkins as a professor of classical philology. In 1887, he became a professor of Greek at Harvard, where, from 1895 to 1908, he was also Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

    Some of Wright's most notable works are A History of All Nations from the Earliest Times (1905), a 24–volume history of the world; the translations Masterpieces of Greek Literature (1902); and The Origin of Plato's Cave (1906). He was active in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philological Association, and similar organizations. From 1889 to 1906 he co-edited the Classical Review (later Classical Quarterly) and from 1897 to 1906 he was chief editor of the American Journal of Archaeology.

    In 1893 Wright met the Indian Hindu monk Swami Vivekananda, who greatly influenced him. Wright described Vivekananda as "more learned than all our learned professors put together."

    John married Mary Tappan on 2 Apr 1879 in Gambier, Knox, Ohio. Mary (daughter of Eli Todd Tappan and Lydia Lucretia McDowell) was born on 14 Dec 1851 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio; died on 25 Aug 1916 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Austin Tappan Wright was born on 20 Aug 1883 in Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire; died on 19 Sep 1931 in Las Vegas, San Miguel, New Mexico; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Rev. Austen Hazen WrightRev. Austen Hazen Wright was born on 11 Nov 1811 in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont (son of David Wright and Elizabeth Hazen); died on 4 Jan 1865 in Urumiah, Persia; was buried in American Mission Graveyard, on Mt. Seir, near Urmiah, West Azerbaijan province, Iran.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: Mar 1818, Center Church, Hartford, Windsor, Vermont

    Notes:

    "He was graduated at Dartmouth Coll. (A.B., 1830; A.M., Phi Beta Kappa, 1862); and at Univ. of Virginia (M.D., 1839). He taught in Richmond, Va., some years, studied theology in Union Seminary, Prince Edward County, Va., and was ordained an evangelist, East Hanover Presbytery, 22 Sept. 1839. He sailed for Persia, 9 Mar. 1840, arrived at Urumiah, 25 July 1840, and continued in a successful ministry there until 1860; he then visited the United States, but returned to his mission station in 1864." [The Hazen Family in America, citation details below.]

    From his Find a Grave page:

    A graduate of Dartmouth College, he was a medical missionary to the Nestorians in Urumiah, Azerbijan Province, Persia. He had just returned to Persia on a second mission to the Nestorians when he died suddenly.

    He was married to Catherine (Myers) Wright, and the father of Lucy Myers (Wright) Mitchell and John Henry Wright. His daughter Lucy was one of the first American women in the field of archaeology, and a published author, despite the gender bias that kept her out of many scholastic venues. His son John was a classical scholar, author, and educator.

    Austen married Catherine Myers on 13 Jun 1844 in Seir, Persia. Catherine (daughter of Joseph Myer and Lucy Fitch Kirtland) was born on 20 Nov 1821 in Whitehall, Washington, New York; died on 13 Feb 1888 in New York, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Catherine MyersCatherine Myers was born on 20 Nov 1821 in Whitehall, Washington, New York (daughter of Joseph Myer and Lucy Fitch Kirtland); died on 13 Feb 1888 in New York, New York.
    Children:
    1. Lucy Myers Wright was born on 20 Mar 1845 in Urumiah, Persia; died on 10 Mar 1888 in Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland.
    2. 1. John Henry Wright was born on 4 Feb 1852 in Urumiah, Persia; died on 25 Nov 1908 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  David Wright was born on 11 Feb 1775 in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont (son of Maj. David Wright and Hannah Bailey); died on 10 May 1817 in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont; was buried in Wrights Tomb, Hartford, Windsor, Vermont.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Between 1775 and 1776, Hartford, Windsor, Vermont

    David married Elizabeth Hazen on 16 Apr 1801. Elizabeth (daughter of Capt. Asa Hazen and Susanna Tracy) was born on 27 Nov 1781 in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont; died on 11 Mar 1818 in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont; was buried in Wrights Tomb, Hartford, Windsor, Vermont. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth Hazen was born on 27 Nov 1781 in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont (daughter of Capt. Asa Hazen and Susanna Tracy); died on 11 Mar 1818 in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont; was buried in Wrights Tomb, Hartford, Windsor, Vermont.
    Children:
    1. 2. Rev. Austen Hazen Wright was born on 11 Nov 1811 in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont; died on 4 Jan 1865 in Urumiah, Persia; was buried in American Mission Graveyard, on Mt. Seir, near Urmiah, West Azerbaijan province, Iran.

  3. 6.  Joseph Myer was born on 27 Jan 1795 (son of Joseph Myer and Abigail Harter).

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Whitehall, Washington, New York

    Joseph married Lucy Fitch Kirtland on 29 Jan 1815. Lucy (daughter of John Kirtland and Lucy A. Burbank) was born on 3 Apr 1793. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Lucy Fitch Kirtland was born on 3 Apr 1793 (daughter of John Kirtland and Lucy A. Burbank).
    Children:
    1. 3. Catherine Myers was born on 20 Nov 1821 in Whitehall, Washington, New York; died on 13 Feb 1888 in New York, New York.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Maj. David WrightMaj. David Wright was born on 14 Mar 1749 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticut (son of Benjamin Wright and Rachel Owen); died on 21 Feb 1822; was buried in Wrights Tomb, Hartford, Windsor, Vermont.

    Notes:

    Served in the Continental Army.

    "[David Wright and Hannah Bailey] came up the Connecticut in a boat on their wedding journey, and a sister of either the bride or the bridegroom came with them. At one place where they stopped for the night, Major Wright told the people that the ladies with him were, unfortunately, both deaf; then he went back to the boat and told his wife and sister that the people in the house were deaf, and so he had them screaming away at each other at a great rate. At last one of the travelers asked her hostess how long she and her husband had been so deaf. She replied 'Why, we are not deaf; we thought you were.'" ["The Wright District", from The Old and the New, 1 Jul 1901.]

    David married Hannah Bailey on 19 Sep 1771 in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont. Hannah was born in 1752 in Groton, New London, Connecticut; died on 14 Jun 1814 in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont; was buried in Wrights Tomb, Hartford, Windsor, Vermont. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Hannah BaileyHannah Bailey was born in 1752 in Groton, New London, Connecticut; died on 14 Jun 1814 in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont; was buried in Wrights Tomb, Hartford, Windsor, Vermont.

    Notes:

    Given in many online sources as a daughter of Benjamin Bailey (1721-1771) and Freelove Avery (1722-1794), but as far as we can see, their only daughter named Hannah was born in 1743 and died in infancy.

    The gravestone of the Hannah Bailey who married David Wright gives her age at death as 62, implying a birth year of 1752. There is a gap in the record of Benjamin and Freelove Avery's children that would allow for the birth of a second Hannah in 1752, but there appears to be no record confirming this.

    Children:
    1. 4. David Wright was born on 11 Feb 1775 in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont; died on 10 May 1817 in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont; was buried in Wrights Tomb, Hartford, Windsor, Vermont.

  3. 10.  Capt. Asa Hazen was born on 5 Nov 1749 in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut (son of Thomas Hazen and Ann Tenney); died on 12 Mar 1819 in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont; was buried in Christian Street Cemetery, Hartford, Windsor, Vermont.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 16 Nov 1749, Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut

    Asa married Susanna Tracy on 7 Dec 1780 in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont. Susanna (daughter of Thomas Tracy and Elizabeth Warner) was born on 2 Jul 1758 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut; died on 30 Nov 1820 in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont; was buried in Christian Street Cemetery, Hartford, Windsor, Vermont. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Susanna Tracy was born on 2 Jul 1758 in Windham, Windham, Connecticut (daughter of Thomas Tracy and Elizabeth Warner); died on 30 Nov 1820 in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont; was buried in Christian Street Cemetery, Hartford, Windsor, Vermont.
    Children:
    1. 5. Elizabeth Hazen was born on 27 Nov 1781 in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont; died on 11 Mar 1818 in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont; was buried in Wrights Tomb, Hartford, Windsor, Vermont.

  5. 12.  Joseph Myer was born on 15 May 1759 (son of Lt. Peter Meyer); died on 15 May 1804 in Herkimer, Herkimer, New York.

    Notes:

    His church death record says he was an innkeeper, too much addicted to strong liquors.

    Joseph married Abigail Harter. Abigail (daughter of Henry Harter and Catherine Pfeiffer) was born in 1768; died in 1829. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Abigail Harter was born in 1768 (daughter of Henry Harter and Catherine Pfeiffer); died in 1829.
    Children:
    1. 6. Joseph Myer was born on 27 Jan 1795.

  7. 14.  John Kirtland was born on 20 Dec 1759 in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut (son of Constant Kirtland and Rachel Brockett); died on 19 May 1843 in Granville, Washington, New York.

    Notes:

    One of his brothers, a doctor, rejoiced in the name Billious Kirtland.

    John married Lucy A. Burbank on 10 Apr 1788. Lucy (daughter of Shem Burbank and Anna Fitch) was born on 10 Jan 1771; died on 17 Aug 1828. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Lucy A. Burbank was born on 10 Jan 1771 (daughter of Shem Burbank and Anna Fitch); died on 17 Aug 1828.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 10 Jan 1771

    Children:
    1. 7. Lucy Fitch Kirtland was born on 3 Apr 1793.