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Charles Wright
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Birth: Jan. 5, 1719
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Dec. 23, 1793
Bennington County
Vermont, USA

Charles was the 1st of 5 children (3 sons and 2 daughters) born of Samuel Wright (b. 1683) and his wife Jemima King. Charles siblings were Jemima (b. 1722), Ann, Samuel, and Josiah (b. 1726).

Charles married in Amherst, Hampshire County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, October 19, 1742, Ruth Boltwood (1722-1806) by whom he had 8 children (5 sons and 3 daughters): Solomon (b. 1743), Samuel (b. 1745), Dorcas (1750-1813), Josiah (1752-1817), Sarah (b. 1757), Esther (b. 1760), and Solomon (1762-1837).

At the age of 36 years, Charles entered His British Majesty's service on September 15, 1755 as a Corporal and served under the command of Captain William Lyman of Northampton, Hampshire County, Province of Massachusetts Bay on the Crown Point Expedition. Charles was discharged on November 3, 1755 after serving 7 weeks and 1 day.

In 1758, Charles served 16 weeks and 2 days as a Sergeant in His Majesty's service from July 1st until discharged on October 22nd. He at first served under the command of Lieutenant and Captain John Caltin to September 24th and then under the command of Captain John Burk until discharged.

At the age of 40 years, Charles, a resident of Amherst, Hampshire County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, served for 32 weeks and 2 days under the command of Captain Elijah Smith in Colonel Israel Williams Provincial Regiment on the Expedition against Canada (the Expedition to Crown Point) led by Major-General Jeffery Amherst, Esq., Commander in Chief of His Majesty's British Forces in North America. Charles entered that service on April 25, 1759 and was discharged on December 6th the same year.

The Charles Wright Family removed to Pownal on the New Hampshire Grants (now Bennington County, Vermont) in 1763.


(1) "Genealogies of Hadley Families embracing the Early Settlers of the Towns of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst and Granby" by L. M. Boltwood, 1862, page 162

(2) "Families of Amherst, Massachusetts" by Jame Avery Smith, 1984, Section No. 3278

(3) "Genealogical and Biographical Notices of Descendants of Sir John Wright of Kelvendon Hall, Essex, England in America Thomas Wright, of Wethersfield, Conn. Dea. Samuel Wright, of Northamption, Mass. 1710-1670 1614-1665" by Curtis Wright, 1915, page 163

(4) Massachusetts Archives Collection, SC1/Series 45X, Vol. 95 page 170, Vol. 96 page 459, and Vol. 97 pages 99 & 380

(5) "The Vermont Historical Gazetteer" Vol. 1, by Abby Maria Hemenway, 1867, page 216
Family links: 
  Ruth Boltwood Wright (1722 - 1806)
  Dorcas Wright Wolcott (1750 - 1813)*
  Josiah Wright (1752 - 1817)*
  Sarah Wright Russell (1757 - 1826)*
  Esther Wright Kingsley (1760 - 1825)*
  Solomon Wright (1763 - 1837)*
*Calculated relationship

memory of
Charles Wright
who Departed this life
on the 23d day of Dec.
1793 in the 77 year of
his age - He was one
of the first English settlers
in this Town.
This Stone was Erected by
the Hon. Solomon Wright.
Lovett Yard Cemetery
Bennington County
Vermont, USA
Maintained by: Chazmanbsr
Originally Created by: Cynthia Kaley
Record added: Mar 23, 2006
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Charles Wright
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In memory. Thank you for being courageous enough to relocate in the colonies.
- Janet Personette
 Added: Oct. 14, 2015
Sergeant Charles Wright 1719-1793 is my 5th. great grandfather - Sleep peacefully gentle grandfather you are remembered and not forgotten.
- Brenda J. Masters Charles
 Added: Aug. 4, 2014
2nd cousin 7x removed
- R. W. Wright
 Added: Apr. 25, 2012
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