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Elizabeth Robbins Wright
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Birth: Jun. 4, 1723
Wethersfield
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Sep. 25, 1775
Pittsfield
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA

Elizabeth Robbins, dau. of Sgt. Richard Robbins and Mary Curtis, b. of record July 4, 1723 in Wethersfield, Conn. She d. Sept. 25, 1775 in Pittsfield, Mass., ∆ 53 (g.s.)

On June 27, 1745 in Wethersfield, Conn. Elizabeth m. 1) Stephen Williams, Jr., s. of Sgt. Stephen Williams and Abigail Butler, whose birth is not recorded in the printed Wethersfield town records. However, probate records of both Sgt. Stephen Williams, Sr. and son Stephen prove the family relationship. Stephen Williams, Jr. d. intestate before Aug. 2, 1748, the date the widow Elizabeth was appointed administrator. Stephen's estate totalled a net sum in excess of £1,000, including a dwelling house and land valued at £800.

One child was born by Elizabeth's first marriage, son Oswald on Oct. 16, 1746 in Wethersfield. Oswald would relocate to Pittsfield, Mass. with his mother and stepfather, marry Mary Brattle in Pittsfield, achieve the rank of Captain in the Rev. War, and d. in Pittsfield in October 1831 after rearing a family of 10 children.

On Dec. 21, 1749 in Wethersfield, the widow Elizabeth (Robbins) Williams, without being called the widow Williams in the marriage record, m. her four+ year younger 3rd cousin Josiah Wright, youngest s. of Dea. Ebenezer Wright and Sarah Butler, b. of record June 16, 1728 in Wethersfield. Two children were born of record in Wethersfield before the family moved in 1753 to Pittsfield, Mass.

Elizabeth Robbins is named in her father's 1737 will and Elizabeth (Robbins) (Williams) Wright's identity is further proved by the 1753 Wethersfield, Conn. probate record of her widowed mother, Martha (Curtis) Robbins. Although Martha d. intestate, her inventory taken Sept. 13, 1753 totaled a very healthy £3,495.17.11. On Nov. 6, 1754 Martha's estate was equally divided to her heirs in the following order: To only son John; to Mary Robbins (wife of her cousin Nathaniel Robbins); to Rachel Stillman (wife of John Stillman); to Esther Wright (widow of John Williams now wife of Dea. Elizur Wright); to Elizabeth Wright (widow of Stephen Williams now wife of Josiah Wright); to Experience Hollister (wife of Elisha Hollister); and Martha Williams (wife of her cousin Moses Williams.) Each single share totalled £431.3.8 in a combination of real and moveable estate.

When the estate of Elizabeth's first husband is combined with the division from her mother's estate, and assuming the Williams estate was converted into money, when Elizabeth and second husband Josiah Wright relocated to Pittsfield, Mass. they did so with considerable wealth in-hand.

The known family of Josiah Wright and Elizabeth Robbins is outlined in husband Josiah Wright's memorial.

Edited 9/20/2016
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Richard Robbins (1687 - 1738)
  Martha Curtis Robbins (1691 - 1753)
 
 Spouse:
  Josiah Wright (1728 - 1806)
 
 Children:
  Mary Wright Stoddard (1750 - 1837)*
  Josiah Wright (1756 - 1792)*
  Lucy Wright Goodrich (1760 - 1821)*
  John Wright (1762 - 1832)*
  Enoch Wright (1763 - 1810)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Robbins Robbins (1713 - 1781)*
  John Robbins (1716 - 1797)*
  Rachel Robbins Stillman (1718 - 1807)*
  Esther Robbins Wright (1720 - 1756)*
  Elizabeth Robbins Wright (1723 - 1775)
  Martha Robbins (1725 - 1729)*
  Experience Robbins Hollister (1728 - 1765)*
  Obedence Robbins (1730 - 1730)*
  Martha Robbins Williams (1732 - 1788)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
On the same stone with her
husband Dea. Josiah Wright

To the memory of Mrs.
Elizabeth Wright, his
wife, who departed
this life Sept 25,
1775, in the 53d year
of her Age

On the day Elizabeth died she was 52 years old, and ∆tatis suś (i.e., ∆, "Aged," in the XX year of her Age) 53.
 
Note: The original old cemetery where Dea. Wright and wife Elizabeth were first interred was absorbed by urban development with the graves and stones relocated to their current resting place.
 
Burial:
Pittsfield Cemetery
Pittsfield
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: North Border
 
Created by: Don Blauvelt
Record added: Nov 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44166356
Elizabeth <i>Robbins</i> Wright
Added by: Frank J. Leskovitz
 
Elizabeth <i>Robbins</i> Wright
Added by: Frank J. Leskovitz
 
Elizabeth <i>Robbins</i> Wright
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- Sherman-Thomas
 Added: Apr. 8, 2014
Rest in Peace Grandmother
- Don Blauvelt
 Added: Feb. 26, 2010
 
 
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