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Austin Tappan Wright

Austin Tappan Wright

Male 1883 - 1931  (48 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Austin Tappan WrightAustin Tappan Wright was born on 20 Aug 1883 in Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire (son of John Henry Wright and Mary Tappan); died on 19 Sep 1931 in Las Vegas, San Miguel, New Mexico; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Author of Islandia, a quasi-utopian novel published eleven years after his death, which has remained almost uninterruptedly in print.

    Austin married Margaret Garrad Stone on 14 Nov 1912 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Margaret (daughter of William Eben Stone and Katherine Maria Fay) was born on 19 Jul 1886 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 1 Sep 1937 in London, England; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Sylvia Wright was born on 21 Jan 1917 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; died on 9 May 1981 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    2. Phyllis Wright was born on 11 Dec 1919 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; died on 23 Feb 2007 in New York, New York.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  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]


  2. 3.  Mary TappanMary Tappan was born on 14 Dec 1851 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio (daughter of Eli Todd Tappan and Lydia Lucretia McDowell); died on 25 Aug 1916 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    "[A]n American novelist and short story writer best known for her acute characterizations and depictions of academic life." [Wikipedia]

    Children:
    1. 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: 3

  1. 4.  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. 5.  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. 2. 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.

  3. 6.  Eli Todd TappanEli Todd Tappan was born on 30 Apr 1824 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio (son of Benjamin Tappan, Senator from Ohio and Elizabeth "Betsy" Lord); died on 23 Oct 1888 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio.

    Notes:

    "[A] American educator, mathematician, author, lawyer and newspaper editor who served as president of Kenyon College, among other public distinctions." [Wikipedia]

    "He was educated in the schools of Steubenville, by private tutors, and at St. Mary's College, Baltimore, Md. He studied law with his father and his father's partner, Edwin M. Stanton, who was afterwards Secretary of War under Lincoln. Although admitted to the bar in 1846, Mr. Tappan turned his attention to journalism, publishing for two years a paper called the Ohio Press. He later practiced law in Steubenville, where he was mayor, 1844-5, and superintendent of schools, 1856-9. He was professor of mathematics in the University of Ohio, 1859-60 and 1865-8. He was president of Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, 1869-75, and commissioner of the Public Schools of Ohio, from 1887 until the time of his death. He was the author of a number of textbooks on mathematics. He received the following degrees: A. M. from St. Mary's, 1860; LL.D., from Williams, 1873, from Washington and Jefferson, 1874, and from several other colleges." [Tappan-Toppan Genealogy, citation details below.]

    Eli married Lydia Lucretia McDowell on 4 Feb 1851 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio. Lydia (daughter of Alexander Johnston McDowell and Mary Sheldon) was born on 4 Jul 1825 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio; died on 24 Dec 1904 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Lydia Lucretia McDowell was born on 4 Jul 1825 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio (daughter of Alexander Johnston McDowell and Mary Sheldon); died on 24 Dec 1904 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio.
    Children:
    1. 3. Mary Tappan 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.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  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. 9.  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. 4. 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. 10.  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. 11.  Lucy Fitch Kirtland was born on 3 Apr 1793 (daughter of John Kirtland and Lucy A. Burbank).
    Children:
    1. 5. Catherine Myers was born on 20 Nov 1821 in Whitehall, Washington, New York; died on 13 Feb 1888 in New York, New York.

  5. 12.  Benjamin Tappan, Senator from OhioBenjamin Tappan, Senator from Ohio was born on 25 May 1773 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts (son of Benjamin Tappan and Sarah Holmes); died on 20 Apr 1857 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio.

    Notes:

    "[A]n Ohio judge and Democratic politician who served in the Ohio State Senate and the United States Senate. He was an early settler of the Connecticut Western Reserve in northeastern Ohio and was one of the first settlers in Portage County and the founder of the city of Ravenna, Ohio." [Wikipedia]

    "TAPPAN, Benjamin, a Senator from Ohio; born in Northampton, Mass., May 25, 1773; attended the public schools; apprenticed as printer and engraver; traveled to the West Indies; studied painting with Gilbert Stuart; studied law; admitted to the bar in Hartford, Conn., and commenced practice in Ravenna, Ohio, in 1799; member, State senate 1803-1805; moved to Steubenville, Ohio, in 1809 and continued the practice of law; served in the War of 1812; held several local offices; county judge; judge of the fifth Ohio Circuit Court of Common Pleas 1816-1823; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1832; United States district judge of Ohio 1833; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1839, to March 3, 1845; chairman, Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses (Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses), Committee on the Library (Twenty-seventh Congress); censured by the Senate in 1844 for breach of confidence for passing copies of a proposed treaty with Texas to the press; died in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, April 20, 1857; interment in Union Cemetery." [Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress]

    An Ohio state historical marker placed in the year 2000 at Ravenna reads: "BENJAMIN TAPPAN, JR. (1773-1857) - The founder of Ravenna Township in 1799, Benjamin Tappan, Jr. led a distinguished life of public service. An aggressive force in local politics, he served in the Ohio Senate from 1803 to 1805, as judge of the fifth court of common pleas from 1816 to 1823, and as a Federal district judge from 1826 to 1833. Tappan served as aid-de-camp to Major General Elijah Wadsworth following the surrender of Detroit in the War of 1812, provisioning and arming local militia units defending the northwest frontier against a possible British invasion."

    After his retirement from electoral politics, in 1838 Benjamin Tappan formed a law partnership with Edwin M. Stanton, who would later be Secretary of War throughout the Civil War, under both Lincoln and Johnson. It was Johnson's attempt to fire Stanton that led to his impeachment. Tappan's son Benjamin Stanton, M.D. (1812-1884) married, as his first wife, in May 1838, Oella Stanton, sister of Edwin M. Stanton.

    Benjamin married Elizabeth "Betsy" Lord in 1823. Elizabeth (daughter of Abner Lord and Mary Selden) was born on 16 Jul 1784 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut; died on 14 Jun 1840. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Elizabeth "Betsy" Lord was born on 16 Jul 1784 in Lyme, New London, Connecticut (daughter of Abner Lord and Mary Selden); died on 14 Jun 1840.
    Children:
    1. 6. Eli Todd Tappan was born on 30 Apr 1824 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio; died on 23 Oct 1888 in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio.

  7. 14.  Alexander Johnston McDowell was born in 1788 in New London Crossroads, Chester, Pennsylvania (son of Dr. John McDowell and Martha Johnston); died on 6 Dec 1871 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio; was buried in Union Cemetery, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1789

    Alexander married Mary Sheldon on 19 Jul 1814 in Jefferson County, Ohio. Mary (daughter of Roderick Sheldon and Mary Sheldon) was born in 1802 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut; died in 1843; was buried in Union Cemetery, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Mary Sheldon was born in 1802 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut (daughter of Roderick Sheldon and Mary Sheldon); died in 1843; was buried in Union Cemetery, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio

    Notes:

    The Find a Grave record for Mary Sheldon, which contains no dates and says only where she was buried, has to refer to this one and not to her mother, because the wife of Roderick Sheldon died in Steubenville in 1853 and Union Cemetery was founded in 1854.

    Notes:

    U.S., Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930, on ancestry.com, indexes the 30 Aug 1814 issue of the American Mercury of Hartford, Connecticut, which reported that Alexander McDowell and Mary Sheldon married in Steubenville, Ohio in August 1814, and that she was a daughter of "the late Roderick of Hartford."

    Children:
    1. 7. Lydia Lucretia McDowell was born on 4 Jul 1825 in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio; died on 24 Dec 1904 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio.