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Adam Wright

Birthplace: Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Death: September 20, 1724 (74-83)
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 Mahitable Wright; Sarah Wright and Mehitable Washburn
Father of Rachel Barlow; Esther Pratt; John Wright, Sr; Mary Gifford; Isaac Wright, Sr. and 18 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  

Adam Wright BIRTH 1645 DEATH 20 Sep 1724 (aged 78–79) BURIAL Hillcrest Cemetery Plympton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA PLOT R2 P12 S8 MEMORIAL ID 37178847

Adam was the son of Richard Wright and Hester Cooke.

Adam married Sarah Soule in 1680 in Duxbury. She widowed him in 1693. They had children: John Wright Isaac Wright

Adam married, a second time, Mehitable Barrow in 1699 in Plymouth. He widowed her. They had children: Samuel Wright Moses Wright

Adam died in Plympton, Plymouth county, Province of Massachusetts Bay.

NOTE: This is a replacement stone. The original stone no longer exists.

Family Members Parents Photo Richard Wright unknown–1691

Hester Cooke Wright 1620–1675

Spouses Photo Sarah Soule Wright 1659–1693 (m. 1678)

Mehitable Barrow Washburn 1666–1754 (m. 1699)

Siblings Photo Esther Wright Tinkham 1649–1717

Isaac Wright 1652–1676

John Wright 1656–1675

Mary Wright Price 1657 – unknown

Samuel Wright 1661–1679

Children Photo John Wright 1681–1774

Mary Wright Gifford 1683–1780

Photo Isaac Wright 1686–1766

Photo Rachel Wright Barlow 1689–1779

Photo Samuel Wright 1700–1773

Photo Moses Wright 1702–1740

Photo Nathan Wright 1711–1762

Maintained by: Chip5610 Originally Created by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens Added: 17 May 2009 Find A Grave Memorial 37178847

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Adam Wright's Timeline

Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
January 3, 1680
January 3, 1681
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, American Colonies
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America
January 19, 1686
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Plymouth Colony
Plymouth, Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, British Colonial America