|Birth: ||Mar. 26, 1750|
David was the husband of Sarah Wright.
He migrated to America in 1755 with his family. David and brothers Samuel and Aaron had hunting camps at Cox's Creek Glades in Somerset Co., PA. Early records show that he was on the 1772/73 Bedford (now Somerset) Co., PA tax list. As a sargeant he served in the Revolutionary War in Robert Cluggage's Co., PA, Rifle Regiment (1775-1776), and was also in Capt. James Wells' army unit, Boston and Fort Pitt, 1777. He also served as a scout on the frontier during the War and received a pension.
David was taxed in York Co., PA in 1782, and purchased property in Bedford (now Somerset) Co., in 1785. In 1789, he was "subject to performance of militia duty," an inhabitant of Quemahoning Twp., Bedford Co. The family appears in the 1790 Bedford Co. Census as David "Rite:" 1 male over 16, 3 males under 16, and 3 females. In 1795 and 1796, David was the tax assessor for Quemahoning Twp.
By 1801, the Wrights moved to Bloom Twp., Fairfield Co., OH, and David and Sarah remained there until the end of their lives.
Known children were john, Joseph, Sarah Courtright, Rachel, James, David, and Polly.
Sarah Wright (1756 - 1831)
Jeremiah Kalb Farm Cemetery
Created by: Judy Llamas
Record added: Nov 23, 2007
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