Sgt. Samuel Wright, Jr.

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Sgt. Samuel Wright, Jr.

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Death: October 12, 1734 (74)
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Weathersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Ens. Samuel Wright, Sr. and Mary Wright
Husband of Rebecca Wright and Abigail Wright
Father of Mabel Belden; Sarah Wright; Mary Stanley; Rebecca Wright; Capt. Samuel Wright, Sr. and 8 others
Brother of Mary Wright; Hannah Treat; Mabel Wright; Sarah Wright and David Wright
Half brother of Eunice Wright

Occupation: Sergeant
Managed by: Gene Daniell
Last Updated:

About Sgt. Samuel Wright, Jr.

Sgt. Samuel Wright, s. of Ens. Samuel Wright & Mary Butler, b. Jan. 6, 1660/1 at Wethersfield, Conn. He d. testate Oct. 12, 1734 at Wethersfield, Æ 75.



On May 12, 1686 at Wethersfield, Samuel m. 1) Rebecca Craft, dau. of Moses Craft & Rebecca Gardner, b. Mar. 2, 1670/1 (bapt. Mar. 5) at Roxbury, Mass. She d. Mar. 14, 1710/11 at Wethersfield, Æ 41.

Samuel m. 2) Aug. 1, 1723 at Wethersfield, his twice widowed half 1st cousin Abigail (Butler) (Crane) Walker, dau. of Nathaniel Butler [the half-brother of Samuel's mother] and Sarah Green, b. circa 1674 at Hartford, Conn. She d. Jan. 1, 1739/40 at Wethersfield. There were no children of this second marriage.

The children of Sgt. Samuel Wright & Rebecca Craft, all b. of record at Wethersfield, are:

• i. Mabel Wright, b. Jan. 16, 1686/7, d. Oct. 11, 1767 at Wethersfield, Æ 81 (g.s.); m. May 1, 1707 at Wethersfield, Josiah Belden (q.v., Belding), s. of John Belden & Dorothy Willard, b. Feb. 12, 1682/3 at Wethersfield. He d. Sept. 5, 1746 at Wethersfield, Æ 64 (g.s.). Ten children of the family.

• ii. Sarah Wright, b. Mar. 5, 1687/8, d. Sept. 8, 1690.

• iii. Mary Wright, b. Dec. 13, 1689, d. intestate Aug. 17, 1752 at Farmington (Kensington Parish), Conn., Æ 63 (g.s.); m. Dec. 9, 1714 (Farmington VRs) John Stanley, s. of John Stanley and Esther Newell, b. Feb. 17, 1682/3 at Farmington. He d. intestate Sept. 8, 1748 recorded in the Farmington VRs, Æ 66 (g.s.) Three children of the family.

• iv. Rebecca Wright, b. Sept. 18, 1691, d. Sept. 29, 1691.

• v. Capt. Samuel Wright 3rd, b. Jan. 6, 1692/3, d. June 6, 1732 at Wethersfield; m. Jan. 2, 1717/8 at Wethersfield, Abigail Goodrich [Samuel's 1st cousin], dau. of Jonathan Goodrich & Abigail Craft(s), b. Nov. 28, 1694 at Wethersfield. She m. 2) Nathaniel Dickinson and d. July 10, 1777 at Lenox, Mass. Five children of the family.

• vi. Crafts Wright, b. Dec. 19, 1694, d. before Apr. 1734 at an unknown place; m. an unknown wife and had two children mentioned in their paternal grandfather's will of Apr. 1734.

• vii. Dea. Ebenezer Wright, b. Nov. 2, 1696, d. Sep 2, 1766, Æ 70; m. Mar. 1, 1721/2 at Wethersfield, Sarah Butler, dau. William Butler & Hannah Hills, b. Jan. 11, 1697/8 at Wethersfield. The date and place of her d. is unknown. Four children of the family.

• viii. Rebecca Wright, b. Sept. 1, 1698; she is not mentioned in her father's Apr. 1734 will.

• ix. Josiah Wright, b. Jan. 16, 1699/700; he is not mentioned as living in his father's Apr. 1734 will, thus he was not, as errantly claimed by Stiles and all authors concerning the Sgt. Samuel Wright family [including Curtis Wright (1915) in Descendants of Sir John Wright of Kelvedon Hall, p. 81], the husband of Abigail Boardman. [Abigail Boardman m. May 15, 1735, Josiah Wright, b. Sept. 19, 1714, s. of Jonathan Wright & Hannah Hand of Wethersfield. They had eleven children of record at Wethersfield before relocating to Williamstown, Mass.]

• x. Abigail Wright, b. Feb. 16, 1701/2; m. Joseph Miller and was living in Apr. 1734 at the time of her father's will. She did NOT, as claimed by Stiles and Curtis Wright, m. Ezekiel Fosdick, whose 1st wife was Abigail, dau. of Capt. Samuel Wright and Abigail Goodrich [i.e., Abigail (Wright) Miller's niece, dau. of Abigail's brother Capt. Samuel Wright 3rd, No. v. above.]

• xi. Capt. Timothy Wright, b. Feb. 13, 1703/4, d. Oct. 29, 1763 at Wethersfield, Æ 60 (g.s.); m. Apr. 22, 1725 at Wethersfield, Sarah Walker, dau. of Samuel Walker & Abigail Butler [latter the 2nd wife of Timothy's father], b. Nov. 1, 1706 at Wethersfield. She d. May 12, 1764 at Wethersfield, Æ 58 (g.s.) Eight children of the family.

• xii. Sarah Wright, b. Apr. 25, 1706; m. Oct. 25, 1727 at Wethersfield, Joseph Flower(s), bapt. Aug. 18, 1706 at Hartford, Conn. Eleven children of the family b. at Wethersfield before moving to West Springfield, Mass.

• xiii. Stephen Wright, b. Sep 10, 1708, d. July 13, 1780 at Wethersfield; m. Jan. 30, 1745/6 at Middletown, Conn., Esther Doolittle, d. of Samuel Doolittle, b. July 16, 1709 at Middletown, Conn.

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Sgt. Samuel Wright, Jr.'s Timeline

January 6, 1660
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
January 16, 1687
Age 27
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
March 5, 1688
Age 28
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
December 13, 1689
Age 29
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
September 18, 1691
Age 31
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
January 6, 1693
Age 33
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
December 19, 1694
Age 34
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
November 2, 1696
Age 36
Wethersfield Township, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
September 1, 1698
Age 38
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony