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Capt Samuel Wright, III

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Capt Samuel Wright, III

  • Birth 6 Jan 1693 Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 6 Jun 1732
  • Burial Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
  • Memorial ID 121031085

Capt. Samuel Wright, 3rd, s. of Sgt. Samuel Wright, Jr. and Rebecca Craft, b. of record Jan. 6, 1692/3 at Wethersfield, Conn. He d. at sea June 6, 1732 during a return from Barbadoes with his body brought ashore June 7, 1732 at New London, Conn. Although Samuel d. intestate, he left an extensive probate record at Wethersfield.

On Jan. 2, 1717/8 of record at Wethersfield, Samuel m. his 1st cousin Abigail Goodrich, dau. of Jonathan Goodrich and Abigail Craft, b. Nov. 28, 1694 at Wethersfield. They had five children of record at Wethersfield.

Prior to July 7, 1741 during the extended probate of Samuel's estate, the widow Abigail m. 2) Noadiah Dickinson, s. of Sgt. Obadiah Dickinson and Mehitable Hinsdale, b. Aug. 2, 1694 at Wethersfield. Noadiah d. intestate June 3, 1745 at Wethersfield also leaving an extended probate record. There were no children of this marriage.

The children of Capt. Samuel Wright and Abigail Goodrich recorded at Wethersfield are:

• i. Samuel Wright, 4th, b. May 28, 1722, d. Oct. 7, 1788 at Lenox, Mass., Æ 67 (g.s.); m. 1) and unidentified Mary and 2) and unidentified Mehitable. Thirteen children of the marriages, 9 by Mary and 4 by Mehitable.

• ii. Abigail Wright, b. Mar. 11, 1724/5, d. Nov. 7, 1755 at Wethersfield, Æ 31 (g.s.); m. by late 1744 as his 1st wife, Ezekiel Fosdick, s. of Samuel Fosdick, Jr. and Susanna Turner, b. Feb. 17 (also bapt. Feb. 17) 1719/20 at Charlestown, Mass. Four children of the marriage.

• iii. Rebecca Wright, b. Sept. 7, 1726, never married and d. May 13, 1813 at Lenox, Mass., age 86 (g.s.)

• iv. Lucy Wright, b. Jan. 26, 1728/9, d. in Jan. 1809 at Shoreham, VT; m. Mar. 29, 1750 [Weths. Ch. Rec.] at Wethersfield, Samuel Wolcott, Jr., s. Samuel Wolcott and Mercy Fosdick, latter the sister of Ezekiel the husb. of Lucy's sister Abigail. Samuel Wolcott purportedly d. at Vermont in 1786. Four known children of the family.

• v. Dea. Moses Wright, b. July 3, 1731, d. Dec. 20, 1822 at Colebrook, Conn., Æ 90 (g.s.); m. Oct. 14, 1760 at Suffield, Conn., Thankful Norton, d. of Nathaniel Morton and Mary Bartlett, b. July 14, 1742 at Suffield. She d. Aug. 18, 1821 at Colebrook, Æ 79 (g.s.) Twelve children of the family.

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In 1899 when Talcott meticulously transcribed all of the known gravestones of any sort at Wethersfield Village Cemetery, Samuel's was not one of them. Although he died at sea his body was brought ashore at New London, Conn. The Wethersfield Village Cemetery was the only cemetery at Wethersfield until the 1850s and it is assumed Samuel is interred here with his ancestors.

  • Created by: Don Blauvelt
  • Added: 1 Dec 2013
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Samuel Wright, III (6 Jan 1693–6 Jun 1732), Find A Grave Memorial no. 121031085, citing Wethersfield Village Cemetery, Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Don Blauvelt (contributor 46932939) .