Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Wright's of Pelham, Mass, New Hampshire, & Maine,

Wright's are the name of the game.  Can we dig out other WRIGHT Researchers and share.

Having in my line this information.

Jesse WRIGHT  b Nov 19, 1749   Pelham, Mass
                            d 1784


Abbey Cook b 1730  d 1784  age 45.

 Jesse Wright, of Dracut, settled in 1774 on the lot now known as the Davis Nevens farm, which he bought of Bagley and Little, May 29, 1774, for "three pounds of lawful money." The deed, still in existence, was acknowledged before Stephen Longfellow, of Portland, and witnessed by Nathan and Jonas Coburn. Mr. Wright's first log house was just east of Meadow Brook. His brother Joel and Timothy Wright came about 1777.
I found in New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900, records of Jesse and Joel Wright, both born 19 Nov. 1749, and Timothy Wright, 2 Aug. 1744, all born in Pelham, the children of Jonathan and Abigail Wright. Three earlier children of Jonathan and Abigail were born in Dracut, so the family seems to have moved across the border to New Hampshire in about 1742-44.
It looks like Jesse Wright was from Dracut, Mass., and/or Pelham, N. H. From Elder's History of Lewiston  
shared by Chris Dunham

Sue, I have an ancestress Deborah Wright who was the daughter of Joseph Wright and Deborah Stevens. Their oldest son was Jonathan Wright, born in Chelmsford, Essex, Ma. 24Oct 1701, died 25 Jan1784
in Pelham, Hillsborough NH. He was married to an Abigail(Unknown last name) who died 10Nov 1779. I have no
sources handy atm, but I noticed the names Coburn in Chris' reply. Deborah Wright married my ancestor Moses
Coburn. Chelmsford was part of Dracut(or vice's late and I'm too tired to think clearly.)

Hope that is of some help for what it's worth.. Bill WEST

Brother Timothy  2 Aug 1744 Pelham parents JOnathon and ABigail Wright  early chid born Darcut moved in to NH about 1742..


This implies Jonathon and ABigail Wright as parents.

Pelham, Mass --- Pelham  New Hampshire.  History lesson needed. Wasn't this all Mass prior to the  other states development?   

It appears that Bill's family and mine are the same.  The same applies to Chris Dunham data.

Joseph WRIGHT & Deborah STEVENS 
son (Oldest) Jonathan Wright b Chelmsford, Essex Mass 24 Oct 1701 d 25 Jan 1784
Jonathan Wright mar Abigail    

daughter Deborah Wright
    she marries Moses Coburn (Bill West line)
Jesse and Abbey(Abigail) (Cook) ? (my line)
Twin Joel Wright  born 19 Nov 1749
Timothy Wright 2 Aug 1744     all born Pelham

3 earlier children born Dracut. 

Further confusion welcome.  Who else is tracking any of these families.?  

Having a nephew that is a WRIGHT and a Cousin that has another WRIGHT line could their be links?

Also is the Cook a line attached to Mayflower.? I have nothing on Abbey or Abigail Cook.

Jesse and Abbey had  HANNAH WRIGHT b 1781 d 1863  married Abraham D YOUNG Sr
b 2 Oct 1784 Andover, Essex Co. ,Mass. both died in Guilford, Piscataquis Co. Maine, USA.

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