Rev. Ebenezer Wright

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Rev. Ebenezer Wright

Birthplace: Wethersfield, Hartford, Conn
Death: May 05, 1746 (39)
Wethersfield, Hartford, Conn
Immediate Family:

Son of Dea. Thomas Wright, of Wethersfield and Prudence Wright
Husband of Hannah Wright
Father of Prudence Wright; Thomas Wright; Hannah Kellogg; Ebenezer Wright, Jr. and Joseph Allyn Wright

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About Rev. Ebenezer Wright


From Dexter, Franklin Bowditch. Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College (Holt, 1885) Vol. 1, Page 310 GoogleBooks

Ebenezer Wright, the only child of Thomas (son of Deacon Joseph) Wright, of Wethersfield, Connecticut, by his first wife, Prudence, daughter of Ebenezer and Sarah Deming, also of Wethersfield, was born in that town, October 2, 1706.

He studied theology, and on June 29, 1731, was invited to settle in the ministry in the parish of Eastbury, just set off in the eastern part of Glastonbury. He promptly declined, and on the 28th of the succeeding month was called almost unanimously to the vacant pastorate of the church in Stamford, Connecticut. At an adjourned meeting of the Society, in September, the vote was unanimous in his favor. He signified his acceptance of the call before the close of the year, and on May 7, 1732, was ordained. . His relation to the church was terminated by his early death, May 5, 1746, in his 4Oth year. The inventory of his estate amounted to ^2055, Old Tenor.

He was married, May i, 1735, to Hannah, daughter of Captain Joseph and Mary (Doty) Allyn, of Wethersfield, who bore him three sons and two daughters: one daughter married the Rev. Ebenezt-r Kellogg (Y. C. 1/57).


  • Talcott, S. V. (Sebastian Visscher). Genealogical notes of New York and New England families. (Albany [New York]: Weed, Parsons and Co., 1883), 732. “Rev. Ebenezer Wright, s/o Thomas Wright and Prudence Deming, b. 2 Oct 1706, d. 5 May 1746.”
  • Wethersfield Vital Records, in Connecticut, United States. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, 1634-1868. “BIRTH: WRIGHT “Ebenezer, son (of) Thomas & Prudence, b Oct 3, 1706”
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Rev. Ebenezer Wright's Timeline

October 2, 1706
Wethersfield, Hartford, Conn
May 31, 1736
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Stamford, Fairfield, Conn
January 11, 1740
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
January 14, 1742
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
January 26, 1743
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
May 5, 1746
Age 39
Wethersfield, Hartford, Conn