Jacob Wright (1758 - 1844)

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Birthplace: Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died
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About Jacob Wright

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Jacob Wright was born at Westford, Massachusetts in 1758. He entered the American army soon after the outbreak of the Revolution, and before he was seventeen years of age, as a substitute for his employer, and remained in the service a year. Soon after his discharge, he reenlisted, and remained in service for five years. He participated in the battle of Bennington, and was one of the guard which escorted Burgoyne, a prisoner of war, from that place to Cambridge. He rem. to Hancock, New Hampshire about the year 1782, and the next year removed to Washington, New Hampshire, and settled on a tract of land at the south-west part of that town, which he purchased from Charles Barrett of New Ipswich, and which was then an unbroken forest. He at once set about clearing the land, and erected a rough house in which to live. He was married Mar. 10, 1785 to PATTY REED, of Marlborough, Mass. His wife died Apr. 22, 1800 (her gravestone says 1830) and he married Mrs. ELIZABETH (Howard) DAVIS at Fitzwilliam, NH in Nov. 1830. He was much interested in the state militia, and was, at one time, Colonel of the 28th NH regiment. He died July 10, 1844. His wife died Mar. 2, 1848. Buried at Old Cemetery, Washington, Sullivan Co., New Hampshire.

Children were: Nathan Wright (1786-1853), and Jacob Wright (1788-1873).

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1758
1758
Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1785
March 10, 1785
Age 27
1786
February 18, 1786
Age 28
Washington, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States
1788
March 16, 1788
Age 30
Washington, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States
1830
November, 1830
Age 72
Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States
1844
July 10, 1844
Age 86
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Washington, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States