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Benjamin Wright, Sr
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Birth: 1752
Maryland, USA
Death: Oct. 4, 1837
Traders Point
Marion County
Indiana, USA

Born in Maryland not NC per information obtained through the research of S. Gragg.


Died: 4 Oct 1837, South of Trader's Point, Near Indianapolis, Marion Co, Indiana

Buried: Old Union Cemetery, near Clermont, Marion Co, Indiana

Benjamin Wright Sr. is the son of Richard Wright Sr. b. abt 1726 in Maryland and Ann (unknown).
Service: Revolutionary Soldier - North Carolina
Fought in the battle of Guilford County Courthouse (North Carolina) Married: (1) Barbara Morgan (1758-1807); abt 1776, in Rowan Co., NC

Children:
Nancy Ann (m. Richard Gilstrap)
Martha (m. William Henry Moss)
James Benjamin (1781-1873)(m. Elizabeth Sears/Mary M. Myers-Miller)
Richard (Reverend) (m. Eliz Hughes/Judith *Walker)
Polly (m. John Cox)
Elizabeth "Betsy" (Aug 29, 1786)(m. Jacob Peter Copple Jr)
Jesse W. (m. Susannah (unknown)
Sarah (m. Thomas Hill)
Benjamin Jr. (m. Mary "Polly" Hill)

Married: (2) Patsey Morgan; abt 1795 in North Carolina (b. 1756 d. aft 1850, Marion Co., IN)

Children:
Jordan
Adam Wright (Judge) (m. Judana Bolabaugh)
John
Elizabeth (Nov 8, 1803)
Thomas
Celia (m. Nathaniel Bell)
Jeremiah

Proof: Paid for services according to NC Rev. Army Accounts, Vol. XI, page 73, folio 1; and Vol. XII, page 21, folio 2. One dated Aug. 1783, other not dated.
"North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts, Volume XI S.115.57, page 73, "No. 136 Benjn Wright 6 1 6"
"North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts, Vol. XII, (Old Series) Vol. 13, Books AA & ZZ NC Stte Archives Microfilm No. S.115.61 Benjamin Wright Aug 83 7"
DAR Application National No. 291647
DAR Supplemental 22 APR 1987 National No. 684826 - A653 -shows death date as 1842
DAR Supplemental 17 DEC 1992 National No. 677953- A718
Book "Wright Family History", Vol. 1, by Osee Johnson Knouf, page 16

Ben Wright Mountain in Randolph Co, NC was named after him.
Migrated to Indiana with his second wife. Many of his first children had already settled in Indiana.
1830 Indiana, Marion County, Wayne Township, living next to his youngest daughter, Celia Wright and husband, Nathaniel Bell. Nearby were his sons Jordan and Judge Adam Wright.
1840 Census: Indiana, Marion County, lists all children, but not Benjamin.
Information provided by Jayne Wright-Allison, a 3rd-great-granddaughter of this patriot. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Richard Wright (1726 - 1785)
  Ann Wright (____ - 1795)
 
 Spouse:
  Barbara Morgan Wright (1758 - 1794)*
 
 Children:
  Jeremiah Wright (____ - 1837)*
  Martha Wright Moss (1780 - 1872)*
  James Benjamin Wright (1781 - 1873)*
  Richard Wright (1783 - 1843)*
  Jesse W. Wright (1791 - 1863)*
  Benjamin Wright (1794 - 1866)*
  David Wright (1806 - 1895)*
 
 Siblings:
  Benjamin Wright (1752 - 1837)
  Peter Wright (1754 - 1821)*
  Richard Wright (1757 - 1833)*
  John Wright (1759 - 1844)*
  William Wright (1761 - 1840)*
  Evans C Wright (1762 - 1846)*
  Amos Wright (1762 - 1846)*
  Philbert Wright (1768 - 1855)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Union Cemetery
Speedway
Marion County
Indiana, USA
 
Maintained by: Jayne Wright-Allison
Originally Created by: Janet Hickman
Record added: Jul 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93696367
Benjamin Wright, Sr
Added by: Nicholas Hatfield
 
 
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sorry we never got to meet,thank you for your service. Our family has carried on the military trantion love your 4th great grand daughter
- Ruby Churchill
 Added: May. 26, 2015

- Hoosier
 Added: Mar. 9, 2014
In loving memory of one of our heroes who made us a free & independent nation. Thank you for your service to our country.
- IRISANA
 Added: Mar. 15, 2015
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