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Adam Wright

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Death: September 20, 1724 (75-83)
Plympton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Plympton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Wright, of the Plymouth Colony and Hester Wright
Husband of Sarah Wright and Mehitable Washburn
Father of John Wright; Esther Pratt; Mary Gifford; Isaac Wright, Sr.; Rachel Barlow and 8 others
Brother of John Wright; Esther Tinkham; Isaac Wright; Samuel Wright and Mary Price

Occupation: Blacksmith
Managed by: Bonnie (Beth) Elizabeth Taylor
Last Updated:

About Adam Wright

Adam Wright, son of Richard Wright and Hester Cooke, was born about 1645 in the Plymouth Colony, and died at Plympton 20 September 1724, in his 79th or 80th year. He was a blacksmith.


Adam married 1st Sarah Soule in Duxbury or Plymouth around the year 1678. She was born ca 1660, likely in Duxbury, the daughter of John and Rebecca (Simmons) Soule, granddaughter of Mayflower passenger George Soule.

Adam and Sarah had six children:

  • 1.      Esther b. about 1679, married Daniel Pratt
  • 2.      John b. 1680-81, married Mary Lucas
  • 3.      Mary b. about 1683, married Jeremiah Gifford
  • 4.      Isaac b. Plymouth 19 January 1685/86, married Mary Cole
  • 5.      Rachel b. 1688-89, married Ebenezer Barlow
  • 6.      Sarah b. about 1692, married Seth Fuller

Sarah (Soule) Wright died between between 1691 (when she signed a deed) and 1699 (when Adam’s son Samuel was likely born by his second wife).

Adam married 2nd, after March 1690/91, Mehitable Barrow, daughter of Robert and Ruth (Bonham) Barrow.  They had four children together, and Adam would have been about 66 years old when his youngest was born.

  • 1.      Samuel, b. about 1699, married Anna Tilson
  • 2.      Moses, b. about 1703, married Thankful Boles
  • 3.      James, b. about 1707, married Elizabeth Waterman
  • 4.      Nathan, born Plympton 12 May 1711, married Hannah Cooke



There is a lack of vital records concerning Adam Wright and his family, but fortunately George Bowman did a thorough job of researching the family, sorting out which children were born to each wife, which was published in the Mayflower Descendant. Adam Wright was born, probably in Plymouth, Mass., about 1645, the son of Richard and Hester (Cooke) Wright. Hester was the daughter of Mayflower passengers Francis and Hester (Mahieu) Cooke.

Note: The Plympton Historical Society has Eugene Wright's, History of Plympton, available on its website. It is a collection of his research from a loose-leaf binder and includes the photo of Adam Wright's  homesite and the map showing the location. The website address is  

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Adam Wright's Timeline

Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Age 36
Plympton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Age 36
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Age 38
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
January 19, 1686
Age 41
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Age 44
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 48
Plymouth, Plymouth, MA
Age 54
Plympton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts