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Rev. Austen Hazen Wright

Male 1811 - 1865  (53 years)


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  • Name Rev. Austen Hazen Wright 
    Born 11 Nov 1811  Hartford, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Baptised Mar 1818  Center Church, Hartford, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 4 Jan 1865  Urumiah, Persia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried American Mission Graveyard, on Mt. Seir, near Urmiah, West Azerbaijan province, Iran Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I21375  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2019 

    Father David Wright,   b. 11 Feb 1775, Hartford, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1817, Hartford, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Hazen,   b. 27 Nov 1781, Hartford, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1818, Hartford, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 16 Apr 1801  [1
    Family ID F13503  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Myers,   b. 20 Nov 1821, Whitehall, Washington, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1888, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 13 Jun 1844  Seir, Persia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. John Henry Wright,   b. 4 Feb 1852, Urumiah, Persia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1908, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F12669  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2659] The Hazen Family in America by Tracy Elliot Hazen, ed. Donald Lines Jacobus. Thomaston, Connecticut: Robert Hazen, 1947.

    2. [S2753] Find a Grave page for Austin Hazen Wright., date only.

    3. [S2753] Find a Grave page for Austin Hazen Wright., date and country only.

    4. [S2753] Find a Grave page for Austin Hazen Wright.