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Roswell Wright (1761 - 1835)

Roswell Wright
Born in Lebanon, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 9 Jun 1785 in Coventry, Connecticutmap
Husband of — married 1 Jun 1789 in Coventry, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 73 in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United Statesmap
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Roswell (sometimes pronounced as "Ros'ell" or "Russell") Wright, son of Elijah Wright and his wife Temperance Waters, was born September 5, 1761 at Lebanon, Connecticut.[1]

He and his father were millers in Coventry, Connecticut.
1776 Project
Soldier Roswell Wright served with 22nd Continental Regiment (1776), Continental Army during the American Revolution.
Daughters of the American Revolution
Roswell Wright is a DAR Patriot Ancestor, A130985.

Revolutionary War soldier. Was at Yorktown. DAR Number A130985

He died February 13, 1835.

Becky Syphers has his pension papers.


  1. Lebanon VR Barbour Collection
  • 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 (online, downloaded)
  • Hale Collection Cemetery Inscriptions, Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut (Transcript on line)
  • Barbour Collection, Lebanon, Connecticut Vital Records p.140, referencing Vol 1 Page 347, Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut (Copy online).
  • Report from the Secretary of War in Obedience to Resolutions of the Senate of the 5th and 30th of June, 1834, and the 3rd of March, 1835, in Relation to the Pension Establishment of the United States, Washington: Duff Green, 1855

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Becky, please check his pension documents for his correct rank. "Soldier" as listed on the DAR is not a rank. Wikitree and 1776 project needs his actual rank such as Private, Captain or what you see he stated in his pension. You can make the update on the 1776 sticker. Thank You.
posted by Beryl Meehan