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Elijah Wright Sr. (1730 - 1802)

Elijah Wright Sr.
Born in Labanon, New London, Connecticut, Colonial Americamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 10 Aug 1753 in Hebron, Tolland, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 72 in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United Statesmap
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Daughters of the American Revolution
Elijah Wright Sr. is a DAR Patriot Ancestor, A130772.
1776 Project
Captain Elijah Wright Sr. served with Lexington Alarm - April 1775, Connecticut Militia during the American Revolution.
This profile is part of the Wright Name Study.

Elijah Wright Sr. was born on August 14, 1730 in Labanon, New London, Connecticut, Colonial America, son of Samuel Wright (1706–1745) and Anna (Loomis) Wright (~1707–~1777).

His siblings were:

Elijah (22) married Temperance (Waters) Wright (29) (born on February 17, 1724 in Hebron, Tolland, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America; daughter of Ensign Samuel Waters and Ann (Sterling) Waters) on August 10, 1753 in Hebron, Tolland, 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. Their known children were:

Elijah died on December 23, 1802 in Coventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, aged 72.[1] This findagrave has correct information for Elijah Wright.FindAGrave for Elijah Wright Note: (Name of cemetery is probably an error and Elijah's date of death are errors.) He was buried in Silver Street Cemetery, Coventry, Connecticut.

1706-06-28Birth of Father, SamuelSpringfield, Hampshire County, Province of Massachusetts Bay
1707Birth of Mother, AnnaLebanon, New London, Connecticut
1724-02-17Birth of Wife, TemperanceHebron, Tolland, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America
1728-09-24Birth of Sister, Rebekah MargaretLebanon, Connecticut
1730-08-14BirthLabanon, New London, Connecticut, Colonial America
1732-10-07Birth of Sister, AnnaHebron, Tolland, Connecticut
1739-08-03Birth of Brother, EleazerLebanon, Connecticut
1740Birth of Brother, James
1745-11-21Death of Father, SamuelColombia, Connecticut Colony
1753-08-10Marriage, TemperanceHebron, Tolland, Connecticut
1755-03-02Birth of Daughter, RubeConnecticut
1756-05-07Birth of Daughter, ChloeLebanon, New London, Connecticut Colony
1759-02-25Birth of Son, ElijahLebanon, Connecticut
1761-09-05Birth of Son, RoswellLebanon, New London, Connecticut, British Colonial America
1764-01-03Birth of Son, EleaserCoventry, Connecticut
1777Death of Mother, Anna
1791Death of Son, Elijah
1796-11-28Death of Daughter, RubeCoventry, Connecticut
1802-12-23DeathCoventry, Tolland, Connecticut, United StatesCite error 3; Invalid <ref> tag; invalid names, e.g. too many

See also:

  • 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).
  • Hale Collection of Cemetery Inscriptions, Silver Street Cemetery, Coventry, Connecticut. (Copy at Connecticut State Library, Hartford and found online
  • Source: 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
  • Dimock, Susan Whitney. Records of the Town and Churches in Coventry, Connecticut, 1711-1844 (Baker & Taylor Co., New York, 1897) Page 269
  • Source: Family records by Mary Jeffers Kingsbury Gilbert and Rebecca Nally.
  • Source: Visits to the South Street (or Silver Street) Cemetery, Coventry, Conneticut 1962, 1978, 2012 by Becky Syphers.

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