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Mary (Jeffary) Wright (abt. 1759 - 1787)

Mary Wright formerly Jeffary aka Jeffrey, Jeffers
Born about in Groton, Connecticutmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 9 Jun 1785 in Coventry, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 28 in Coventry, Connecticutmap
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Mary may have been born in Groton, Connecticut about 1760 to John and Mary Jeffery. The only evidence we have to connect her to Groton is a copy of a land record at Groton which has been handed down in the family. She may be the Mary, daughter of Mary Jeffery who had children baptized at First Church, Groton about 1761. (Barbour collection of church records).

One suggestion for possible parents would be the John Jeffrey and Mary Howland who were married at Cornwall, Connecticut in 1761.[1] According to this source John and Mary had a family of several children born at Cornwall, Connecticut, but no daughter Mary listed in the family. Cornwall is a considerable distance from Groton.

The family surname has been spelled in several different ways.

Possible relations

She was married to Roswell Wright of Coventry, Connecticut. They had 3 children - a son born and died the same day and twin daughters - Polly and Betsy Wright. Mary (Jeffrey) Wright lived only a shot time after the birth of the twins.

She was buried in the Silver Street Cemetary in Coventry, Connecticut at age 28. in 1787. This sets her birth year at about 1759. There are two Jeffery/Jeffers connections buried close to her: Michel Williams Seabury Jeffers Gore and Briggs Jeffers, son of Nathaniel Jeffers.


  1. Vital records of Cornwall, Barbour Collection of Vital Records, copy on line at, a premium web site)

see also:

  • Source: Dimock, Susan Whitney, Birth, 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 on line)
  • Source: Hale Collection Cemetary Inscriptions, Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut (Transcript on line, possibly under a different name.)
  • Source: Records of the First Church of Groton, Connecticut, Barbour Collection Transcriptions of Connecticut Church Records, Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut

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