Temperance (Waters) Wright
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Temperance (Waters) Wright (1725 - 1804)

Temperance Wright formerly Waters
Born in Hebron, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 10 Aug 1753 in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 79 in Coventry, Connecticut, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Apr 2009
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Temperance, the daughter of Samuel Waters, was born February 17, 1724/5. Her birth is recorded in the Hebron Vital Records Vol. 1 p. 78.

She married Elijah Wright on August 10, 1753. Their marriage was recorded in the Lebanon Vital Records. Several Children were born to the couple at Lebanon: Chole on May 7, 1756, Elijah on February 25, 1759, Ruby ("Reube") on March 2, 1755, and Roswell on September 5, 1761. According to family records, a fifth child, Eleaser, was born January 3, 1764.

The Wright family moved to Coventry where Elijah operated a mill on what is now Silver/South Street.

Temperance Wright died at Coventry Connecticut, April 23, 1804 age 79. she was buried in the Silver Street Cemetary. The cemetary inscription is part of the Hale Collection.


Connecticut marriage record:
Elijah Wright and Temperance Waters (married) were married 10 Aug 1753 in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. [1]


  1. “Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F7LW-YNT : 12 May 2016), Elijah Wright and Temperance Waters, Marriage 10 Aug 1753, Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United States; Connecticut State Library, Hartford; FHL microfilm 1,376,165.
  • Barbor Collection, Hebron Vital Records ref. Vol. 2, P. 122, Hebron, Connecticut p.271 (Copy at Connecticut State Library, Hartford and found on line at a premium web site).
  • Hale Collection of Cemetary Inscriptions, Silver Street Cemetary, Coventry, Connecticut. (Copy at Connecticut State Library, Hartford and found on line at a premium web site).

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10/24/2014: Corrected father of Temperance.
posted by Becky (Nally) Syphers

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