Sgt. Samuel Wright, Jr.

Is your surname Wright?

Research the Wright family

Sgt. Samuel Wright, Jr.'s Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Samuel Wright, Jr.

Birthplace: Wrights Bridge, Essex, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Northfield, Hampshire County (Present Franklin County), Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Cause of death: Killed by Indians during King Phillip's War
Immediate Family:

Son of Dea. Samuel Wright and Margaret Wright
Husband of Elizabeth Dickinson (Burt)
Partner of Mary Brooks (Burt)
Father of Rememberance Brown (Brooks); Samuel Wright, III; Joseph Wright; Capt. Benjamin Wright; Ebenezer Wright and 4 others
Brother of Edward Wright; Benjamin [husband of Jane Meigs] Wright, #2 (Contested); Benjamin Wright; Esther Marshfield; Ebenezer Wright and 7 others

Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Sgt. Samuel Wright, Jr.

Deacon Samuel Wright II(283) was born between 1629 and 1632 inWrightsbridge, Essex, England entered (1 25 2012)

He immigrated in 1630.(151) He sailed to America with his father in 1630.(151) He was born before then in England.(3075) He was one of the earliest settlers in 1673 in Northfield, Franklin, Massachusetts. (13645) Leaving Northampton, where Benjamin hadbeen born Jul 13, 1660, Samuel Wright and his family were among the first white people to find a home at Northfield, in 1673. He died on 2 Sep 1675 in Bloody Brook, Dover, Massachusetts.(216) He was killed while defending Northfield during an Indian raid. (13646)

His son David age 21 was wounded during the same battle and carried a slug in his thigh until his death at age about 80.

Battle of Bloody Brook

King Philip's War

Sgt. Samuel/2 Wright M, #1396, (30 October 1632 - 2 September 1675) Father* Dea. Samuel/1 Wright1 b. 29 Jun 1606, d. 17 Oct 1665 Mother* Margaret Stratton1 b. s 1608, d. 24 Jul 1681 Appears on charts: Descendants of Henry/1 Burt (#1) Descendants of Henry/1 Burt (#2) Last Edited 10 Apr 2011

      Sgt. Samuel/2 Wright Jr. may have been born 30 Oct 1632 at Wrightsbridge, Essex, England.2 He came with his parents to New England, where he married, 24 Nov 1653 at Springfield, MA, Elizabeth/2 Burt, daughter of Henry/1 Burt and Ulalia/1 Marche.1,3 (Their siblings Judah Wright and Mercy Burt also married.).
    Some months prior to marriage, Samuel Wright had conceived a daughter, born probably early 1654, with his future wife's younger sister Mary, who married William/1 Brooks the following October.4 Charged by Mary/2 Burt as the father of her child, Samuel requested a jury trial, held 24 Mar 1654. The verdict of the Jury: Wee fynd Samuel Wright Junior guilty of committinge wickedness with Mary Burt in having the use of her body 3 severall tymes, whereby wee fynd him to be the father of the said child: Whereuppon the said Samuell Wright was ordered and adjudged to be the reputed father of the said child: And for his evill behaviour therein to be whipped with 12. stripes on the naked body well layd on: And to pay the charges of the Court, and towards the mayntenance of the said child to pay after the rate of One shillinge four pence per week makeing payment every month, dureinge the tearme of Seaven yeares, and at the end of Seaven yeares to pay Forty shillings towards the putting of the child forth to be an apprentice and in the meane while to give good Security vizt a bond for 4£ with Sufficient Suretyes to perform this Order.4 Samuel's punishment took place 28 May 1654. Mary Burt, who was sentenced to 12 lashes for fornication with Samuel Wright, and a further 10 lashes for the same offense with Joseph Bond, was ordered to keep the child, who was raised as Remembrance Brooks and married James Brown.4
    Samuel Wright was one of 30 Northampton residents who, in 1671, petitioned the General Court for leave to establish a plantation at Squakheag (later Northfield), having already purchased the land from the Indians.5 The following year, he was one of those who successfully re-petitioned for the grant of Squakheag.6
    Upon the outbreak of hostilities in Philip's War, Major John Pynchon sent a squad of 20 soldiers to garrison Northfield, under Samuel Wright's command. But as Pynchon wrote the Connecticut council on 22 Aug 1675, "a guard of 20 left at Squakeak is too weak."7 Samuel Wright and seven other men were killed in the first Indian attack on Squakheag, 2 Sep 1675. "It was the season for drying their flax; and ignorant of what had happened the day before to their neighbors at Deerfield, our people went about their work as usual on that morning. Both the soldiers and settlers appear to have been scattered in the meadows and homelots, when the assault was made."8
    He "left eight children, one born ten days after his death" (who was named Benoni).9,10 His widow married (2), 1684, Nathaniel/2 Dickinson Jr. of Hatfield, who survived her.1

Family 1 Mary/2 Burt b. 13 Apr 1635, d. 31 Aug 1689 Child

   Remembrance/2sf Brooks+4 b. say Jan 1654

Family 2 Elizabeth/2 Burt b. 4 Dec 1638, d. 14 Feb 1690/91 Child

   Samuel/3 Wright11 b. 3 Oct 1654

Source Citations/Notes:

   [S106] NEHGR, "Genealogical Research in England," 86:219 (Apr 1932).
   [S945] Jane Devlin, citing "Jeffrey Wright Genealogy," (page not found, Sep 2005).
   [S929] Pynchon BMD Record Index, 43, Eliz[abeth] Burt/Samuell Wright m.
   [S31] The Pynchon Court Record, 104 (summary), 230–31 (transcript).
   [S269] Sheldon and Temple, Hist. Northfield, 59-61.
   [S269] Sheldon and Temple, Hist. Northfield, 61-63.
   [S269] Sheldon and Temple, Hist. Northfield, 70-71.
   [S1108] Burt, Life & Times of Henry Burt, 241.
   [S1108] Burt, Life & Times of Henry Burt, 26.
   [S269] Sheldon and Temple, Hist. Northfield, 68.
   [S106] NEHGR, "Records of Springfield, Mass.", 18:143 (Apr 1864): Samuell Wright b.

He was and "engager" in Northfield, Ma in 1671. Samuel and Elizabeth settled in Northfield in 1673. He was killed by Indians on September 2, 1675 during the King Phillip's War. Samuel and Elizabeth had 6 sons and 2 daughters.

Their oldest child Samuel (B: 1654) a carpenter, was wounded when his father was killed at Northfield. He carried the bullet in his thigh until he died on November 29, 1734. As a result, in 1703 the General Court awarded him an annual pension of 10 pounds for life.

view all 33

Sgt. Samuel Wright, Jr.'s Timeline

October 3, 1632
Wrights Bridge, Essex, England, (Present UK)
October 23, 1632
Northampton, Hamptonshire, MA
October 23, 1632
Northampton, Hamptonshire, MA
October 23, 1632
October 23, 1632
Northampton, Hamptonshire, Ma
October 23, 1632
Northampton, Hamptonshire, Ma
Age 8
From England to Massachusetts
October 3, 1654
Age 22
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
August 8, 1655
Age 22
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA