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Maj. David Wright

Male 1749 - 1822  (72 years)


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  • Name Maj. David Wright  [1
    Born 14 Mar 1749  Lebanon, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Feb 1822  [4
    Buried Wrights Tomb, Hartford, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I22370  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2019 

    Father Benjamin Wright,   b. 3 Mar 1714, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1795, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Rachel Owen,   b. 30 Dec 1711, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 9 Jan 1735  [5
    Family ID F13505  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Bailey,   b. 1752, Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1814, Hartford, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 19 Sep 1771  Hartford, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Children 
     1. 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)
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F13504  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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.]

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

    2. [S2749] Rev. Stephen Wright, "Genealogy of Lieut. Abel Wright, of Springfield, Mass." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 35:74, Jan 1881.

    3. [S2754] Find a Grave page for Maj David Wright, Sr., date only.

    4. [S2754] Find a Grave page for Maj David Wright, Sr.

    5. [S2758] William Arthur Owen, "John Owen of Windsor, Conn., and Some of His Descendants." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 83:39, Jan 1929.

    6. [S2754] Find a Grave page for Maj David Wright, Sr., year only.

    7. [S2770] Vermont, Vital Records, 1720-1908, on ancestry.com.