Abigail (Benton) Wright
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Abigail (Benton) Wright (1760 - abt. 1845)

Abigail Wright formerly Benton
Born in Tolland, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1 Jun 1789 in Coventry, Connecticutmap
[children unknown]
Died about at about age 85 in Coventry, Connecticutmap
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Abigail was the youngest daughter of William Benton and Sarah Tyler. She probably never knew her father, who died while he was returning from the French and Indian wars when she was a baby. Her mother remarried. When Abigail was about 16 (1776) the terrible small pox epidemic struck Tolland.[1] We cannot say whether Sarah, her current husband, and the Benton children were living in Tolland at that time or not.


  1. We know this from TV special on the Haunted Benton Homestead.
  • Source: The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records - Stafford 1719-1850, Tolland 1715-1850, Compiled by Jan Tilton, General Editor Lorraine Cook White, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland 2002 (Paperback) p. 195
  • Source: Dimock, Susan Whitney, Births, Marriages, Baptisms and Deaths from the records of the Town and Churches in Coventry, Connecticut 1711-1844, New York: The Baker & Taylor Company, 1897 (copy online)
  • Source: Personal knowledge of Becky Syphers of unpublished family papers; visit to the "Silver Street" (South Street) Cemetery.
  • Source: Revolutionary War pension papers for her husband Roswell Wright.
  • Source: Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions.

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