Martha Ketcherel Wright

Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 19 Oct 1708 (aged 64)
Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Willow Avenue 2-97
Memorial ID 34353771 · View Source
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Born in Jan 1644/5 to Samuel & Martha (Chapman) Ketcherel. Married Abel Wright 1 Oct 1659 in Springfield MA. Their child: Martha (Wright) Morley.

Find A Grave contributor Mary Jo Freeman adds:
Martha was 14 when she married.
The colonial laws regulated the subject of extravagant dressing. In September 1673 (when Martha was 28 years old) the court recorded:
"Diverse women at Springfeild (sic) presentd at ye Courte in March last for that being of meane estate they did weare Silkes contrary to Law vixt Goodwife Labden (,) Goody Colton (,) Goody Morgan (,) Goody Barnard (,) Mercy & Hephzibod Jones (,) Hunters wife & Daughter & Abell Wrights wife, & warned to this Courte the six former app'ring in Courte they were admonisht of their extyravagancyes & dismist."

On July 26, 1708, Indians attacked the town of Springfield and the Wright family. Martha was scalped and died 3 months later as a result of her injuries. Their son, Henry's baby was also killed and his wife was captured and died soon after.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Ketcherel Wright (4 Jan 1644–19 Oct 1708), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34353771, citing Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Linda Mac (contributor 47062703) .