John was born in Ireland in 1691 to Joshua and Elizabeth (Empson) Wright. At the age of 19 (1710) he married Orcha Harmanus in Ireland. Orcha was born in the year 1694 in Ireland. She was 16 when she married John. He later accepted into the Dutch Reformed Church at Hackensack after a confession of faith in 1715. He was listed in both records under the name Jan Reyt. They immigrated to America and settled in New Jersey. She was 38 years old when she died in Amwell, Hunterdon, New Jersey 1732. The same year John died age 41.
1732, Nov. 24. Wright, John, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon Co.,
blacksmith; will of. Wife, Okra (or Orcha). Children Hermanus, John,
Hannah, William, Elizabeth, Katherine and Affea. Wife, executrix.
Witnesses Daniel Woolverton, Ruth Woolverton, Samuel Green. Proved May 3,
1733. Lib. 3, p. 305.
1732, Dec. 29. Inventory (159.17.6) includes Bible. Made by John
Holcomb and Samuel Green.
This profile is conflating different John Wrights. Place of birth on this profile is inconsistent; was he born in Ireland or New York?
Another clue there is a conflation is that Orcha, wife of John Wright, was living in 1742, so the 1713 marriage of Jan Reyt and Aertie Braas of Hackensack needs to be moved to a different couple.
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