Abel Wright II

Abel Wright II (1664 - 1745)

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Ensign Abel Wright II
Born in Springfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 16 Sep 1691 in Springfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Lebanon, New London County, Colony of Connecticutmap
Profile last modified 31 Oct 2019 | Created 23 Aug 2011
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Contents

Biography

Abel was born in 1664 in Springfield, Massachusetts, the son of Lt. Abel Wright, Sr. and Martha Kitcheral.

He married Rebecca Terry, Sept 16, 1691 in Springfield, Mass.[1]

He probably got the title Ensign during one of the wars. The ensign was usually a junior officer (lowest commissioned officer) who assisted the captain or lieutenant and traditionally carried the ensign flag.

“The Wright District. Benjamin Wright and his sons, Benjamin Jr, Abel, and Jonathan.
The Wrights of Hartford are descended from Abel Wright of Springfield, Mass, who is supposed to have been a nephew of Deacon Samuel Wright of Springfield, from whom the Northampton and Deerfield Wrights come. [but he is NOT related to Deacon Samuel Wright, as DNA tests have shown.]
Abel Wright Sr’s son Abel Jr. removed to Lebanon, Conn. about 1700 and Abel Jr’s son Benjamin was one of the men sent by the Connecticut proprietors of Harford, Vt. from Lebanon, Conn. to divide up the land in the new township....”[2]

Abel and Rebecca had 13 children: 4 born in Springfield, MA and 9 born in Lebanon, CT where they moved about 1700, maybe following Rebecca's father, Samuel Terry, and thus avoiding the Indian raid in Springfield, Mass. July 26, 1708 that killed Abel's mother and sister-in-law. Several of Abel's brothers & sisters followed him to CT before and after 1708. From 1702 to 1717 he gradually acquired 949 acres of land, and was able to leave large tracts to his children, some before he died.

The town of Lebanon, CT was inc in Oct 1700. Originally and now a part of New London Co, it was part of Windham Co from 1726 to 1824.

One source says his will was dated Jan 10, 1744 -- haven't been able to find a copy of the will to see.

He died June 2, 1745 in Lebanon, CT

Findagrave[3]

Name

Name: Abel /Wright/[4][5][6][7]

Birth

Birth:
Date: 25 Sep 1664
Place: Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States[8][9]

Death

Death:
Date: 2 Jun 1745
Place: Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States[10][11]

Marriage

Husband: Abel Wright
Wife: Rebecca Terry
Marriage:
Date: 16 SEP 1691
Place: Springfield, Hampden, Colony Of Massachusetts[12][13]
Child: Rebecca Wright
Child: Samuel Wright
Child: Abel Wright
Child: Samuel Wright
Child: Ebenezer Wright
Child: Mary Wright
Child: Ephraim Wright
Child: Martha Wright
Child: Jeremiah Wright
Child: Jemima Wright
Child: Ann Wright
Child: Miriam Wright
Child: Benjamin Wright
Child: Benjamin Wright
Child: Patience Wright
Husband: Abel Wright
Wife: Martha Kitcherel
Marriage:
Date: 1 DEC 1659
Place: Hartford, Hartford, Colony Of Connecticut[14]
Child: Abel Wright
Husband: Abel Wright
Wife: Rebecca Terry
Child: Jemima Wright
Marriage:
Date: 16 Sep 1691
Place: Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States[15][16][17]


had thirteen children, like his father before him, of whom nine married. Of these, four were born in Springfield, when he removed to Lebanon about 1700, where the other nine are on record. He spent forty-five years of his life there, and became quite a landholder and businessman among his fellows. In 1702 he bought ninety acres of land of Josiah Dewey and William Clarke " for Seven Founds, Silver, Current money of New England;" and January 24, 1 703, twenty-one acres more of Philip Smith; and in 1711, June 6, nine acres more of Dewey and Clarke ; mak- ing one hundred and twenty acres in all. But his greatest purchase was, May 30, 1717, of Rev. Samuel Whiting, minister of Windham, of eight hundred and twenty-nine acres, partly in W. and partly in Lebanon, for 250 pounds, as the deed on record at Windham says. From these lands he afterwards deeds one hundred and forty acres to his daughter Rebecca and her husband Jacob Ordway, in 1718 and 1720 ; to his son Abel, Jr., one hundred and eighty acres, Oct. 22, 1718 ; and to his loving son Ebenezer, one hundred and eighty acres, Aug. 24, 1722; being part of the tract bought of Rev. Samuel Whiting, and sold still to several others as late as the year 1739. His last will is dated Jan. 10, 1744, in which he names four sons and four daughters, making his " Beloved wife Rebecca and son Ebenezer Wright the Executrix and Executor of his last will and Testament," &c. This will was probated before Judge Jonathan Trumbull, at Windham, Sept. 18, 1747, and certified in due form on the records by Ichabod Rob- inson, clerk of said court. He had died June 2, 1745, and was buried in Lebanon near the graves of the Trumbull, Fitch and Terry families.


Sources

  1. Genealogy of Lieut. Abel Wright of Springfield, Mass (The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol 35, Jan 1881), by Rev. Stephen Wright.
  2. The Old and the New: An Occasional Magazine - http://books.google.com/books?id=Mo0UAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA24&lpg=RA1-PA24&dq=%22benjamin+wright%22+house+hartford+vt&source=bl&ots=xfHs_LP1Gn&sig=g1LJs0ff1woshG9HADvVE4COHDA&hl=en&ei=rqrlTbuCC6Tf0QGn8OWtBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=%22benjamin%20wright%22%20house%20hartford%20vt&f=false
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  6. Source: #S-2064205033 Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=amr-1699&h=9857&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: Data: Text: Marriage date: 16 September 1691 Marriage place: Springfield, Mass. APID: 1,2081::9857
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  10. Source: #S-2040999901 Page: Birth year: 1664; Birth city: Springfield; Birth state: MA. Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepool&h=3088764&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: Data: Text: Birth date: 25 September 1664 Birth place: Springfield, Hampden, MA Death date: 2 June 1745 Death place: Lebanon, New London, CT Marriage date: 16 September 1691 Marriage place: Springfield, Hampden, MA APID: 1,4725::3088764
  11. Source: #S-2064202937 Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=barbourctdeath&h=299703&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: Data: Text: Death date: 2 Jun 1745 Death place: Lebanon APID: 1,1063::299703
  12. Source: #S125
  13. Source: #S127
  14. Source: #S127
  15. Source: #S-2040999901 Page: Birth year: 1664; Birth city: Springfield; Birth state: MA. Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepool&h=3088764&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: Data: Text: Birth date: 25 September 1664 Birth place: Springfield, Hampden, MA Death date: 2 June 1745 Death place: Lebanon, New London, CT Marriage date: 16 September 1691 Marriage place: Springfield, Hampden, MA APID: 1,4725::3088764
  16. Source: #S-2064205033 Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=amr-1699&h=9857&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: Data: Text: Marriage date: 16 September 1691 Marriage place: Springfield, Mass. APID: 1,2081::9857
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Untriangulated DNA Match

Researcher Randolph-1145 has identified autosomal DNA segments which may have passed from Abel Wright (1631-1725) or Martha Kitchell to their son Abel, and from Abel to his son Ebenezer: Thomas Fitz Randolph (GEDmatch kit M011134) and Angela Nakashima (23andme) share 2 segments on their chromosome 15:

  • 53,688,494-62,306,387, 15.25 cM, 2062 SNPs
  • 62,649,219-71,011,391, 5.94 cM, 1283 SNPs.

23andme DNA comparison tool, 27 Nov 2015. MRCAs have been tentatively identified as Abel Wright (1631-1725) and Martha Kitchell.

Acknowledgements

  • WikiTree profile Wright-5338 created through the import of Keller-Freeland-Ferris Family .ged on Feb 27, 2012 by Elizabeth Tapia. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Elizabeth and others.
  • WikiTree profile Wright-4403 created through the import of Tap.ged on Sep 16, 2011 by Richard Draper. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Richard and others.
  • WikiTree profile Wright-4011 created through the import of Clancy Family 9.ged on Aug 22, 2011 by Shirley Becker. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Shirley and others.




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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Abel by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Abel:

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On 31 Oct 2019 at 19:20 GMT Joan (Stone) Jakubowski wrote:

I am of the opinion these Wrights are of Norman Viking Ancestry, dating to Wlliam the Conqueror, over the centuries, dna mutated through war. marriages, and all those other issues. This Abel Wright is well documented for descendants are married to my ancestors,and includes several branches of many Wright lines blocked by unfound documentation.

On 2 May 2014 at 22:37 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Wright-4403 and Wright-4011 appear to represent the same person because: all the information is the same, just need to decide upon spelling of mother's maiden name

Abel is 17 degrees from Mags Gaulden, 12 degrees from Dennis Wilson and 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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