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Elijah Wright Sr. (1730 - 1802)

Elijah Wright Sr.
Born in Lebanon, Windham, Connecticut Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 10 Aug 1753 in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 72 in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Apr 2009
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1776 Project
Captain Elijah Wright Sr. served with Lexington Alarm - April 1775, Connecticut Militia during the American Revolution.
Daughters of the American Revolution
Elijah Wright Sr. is a DAR Patriot Ancestor, A130772.

DAR Number A130772

Elijah, the son of Samuel Wright and Annie (Loomis) Wright was born August 13, 1730. His birth is recorded in the Lebanon Vital Records Vol. 1 p. 329.

He married Temperance Waters on August 10, 1753. The marriage was recorded in the Hebron Vital Records.

Elijah Wright died at Coventry Connecticut, December 23, 1802 in 73rd year of his age. He was buried in the Silver Street Cemetery. The cemetery inscription is part of the Hale Collection.

About 1762 to 1764 Elijah wright purchased a mill and moved to Coventry.

Elijah and his eldest son Elijah, Jr. marched to the Lexington Alarm in April, 1775. His youngest son Roswell was present at the battle of Yorktown.


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 ( : 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.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed Feb 7, 2022), "Record of Elijah Wright Sr", Ancestor # A130772.
  • Barbour 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).
  • Barbour Collection, Lebanon Vital Records ref. P. 238, Lebanon, Connecticut p.271 (Copy at Connecticut State Library, Hartford and found on line at a premium web site).
  • [1] This findagrave has correct information for Elijah Wright.
  • Source: Report from the Secretary of War in Obedience to Recolutions 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
  • Source: Visits to the South Street (or Silver Street) Cemetery, Coventry, Conneticut 1962, 1978, 2012 by Becky Syphers.

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