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John James Wright (1872 - 1957)

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John James Wright
Born in Chestertown, Warren County, New York, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 30 Dec 1899 (to 13 Jun 1904) in Pottersville, Warren County, New York, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Townshend, Windham, Vermont, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 25 Jan 2020 | Last significant change: 25 Jan 2020
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John James Wright, son of James John Wright and Mary Jane (Emerson) Wright, was born on 9 July 1872 in Chestertown, Warren County, New York.[1][2][3] He appeared on the census of 22 June 1875 in the home of his parents at Chestertown, Warren, New York.[4] He appeared on the census of 4 June 1880 in the home of his parents at Chester, Warren, New York.[5]

He married Maude Gray, daughter of Herbert and Dora (Tripp) Gray, on 30 Dec. 1899 at Pottersville, New York.[6]

He was a laborer in a paper mill when he and Maude appeared on the census of 24 June 1900 at Milton, Saratoga County, New York. They were listed next to her parents.[7] Maude died in 1904 and he was a day laborer when he appeared on the census of 1 june 1905 in the home of his parents, his two daughters Bessie and Irene were with him, at Chester, Warren County, New York. Margaret White, with her sister Mary and brother William were living next to them.[8]

He married Margaret White

He was a farmer when he and Margaret appeared on the census of 22 April 1910 at Chester, Warren, New York.[9] He was a farmer when he and Margaret appeared on the census of 5 Jan. 1920 at Jamaica, Windham, Vermont.[10]

John died on 24 Sep. 1957 at Townshend, Windham, Vermont.[2][3]


22 June 1875

Chestertown, Warren, New York.

  • James Wright 30 b. Ireland tanner.
  • June Wright 30 wife b. Ireland.
  • John Wright 3 10/12 son b. Warren Co.
  • David Wright 60 father b. Ireland farm laborer.
  • Cathrine Wright 61 mother b. Ireland.
  • Cathrine Wright 20 sister b. Ireland servant.[4]
4 June 1880

Chester, Warren, New York

  • James Wright 40 b. Ireland farmer.
  • Jane Wright 40 wife b. Ireland.
  • John J. Wright 8 son b. NY.
  • Thomas Wright 1 son b. NY.
  • Mary J. Wright 2/12 (March) dau. b. NY.[5]
24 June 1900

Milton, Saratoga County, New York

  • John Wright 28 b. June 1871 NY married 0 yrs. laborer paper mill.
  • Maud Wright 16 b. March 1884 NY married 0 yrs.[7]
1 june 1905

Chester, Warren County, New York

  • James Wright 64 b. Ireland farmer.
  • Jane 68 wife b. Ireland.
  • John son 34 day laborer.
  • Thomas son 25 day laborer.
  • Mary dau. 24
  • Bessie 5 gr-dau.
  • Irene 3 gr-dau.[8]
22 April 1910

Chester, Warren, New York

  • John J Wright 38 m. 2 times. m. 5 yrs. b. NY farmer.
  • Margaret J Wright 25 wife m. 1 time m. 5 yrs. 4 children, 4 living b. RI.
  • Bessie J Wright 9 dau. b. NY
  • Irene Wright 8 dau. b. NY.
  • John E Wright 4 son b. NY.
  • Isabelle F Wright 3 dau. b. NY.
  • William Wright 9/12 b. NY.
  • Mary E White 19 sis-in-law b. RI.[9]
5 Jan. 1920

Jamaica, Windham, Vermont

  • John J Wright 49 b. NY farmer.
  • Margaret J Wright 34 wife b. RI.
  • John E Wright 14 son b. NY.
  • Isabel F Wright 12 dau. b. NY.
  • William J Wright 10 son b. NY.
  • Thomas W Wright 9 son b. NY.
  • George A Wright 7 son b. VT.
  • Jane M Wright 4 3/12 dau. b. VT.
  • Anna L Wright 2 7/12 dau. b. VT.
  • Mary H Wright 1 5/12 dau. b. NY.
  • Mary J Smith 10 niece b. NY.
  • Ruth Smith 6 niece b. NY.[10]


  1. John James Wright U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
  2. 2.0 2.1 John James Wright Vermont, Death Records, 1909-2008
  3. 3.0 3.1 John J. Wright The Brattleboro Reformer; Publication Date: 25/ Sep. 1957. John J. Wright Obituary.
  4. 4.0 4.1 New York, State Census, 1875 1875 NY Census James Wright
  5. 5.0 5.1 Year: 1880; Census Place: Chester, Warren, New York; Roll: 941; Page: 29C; Enumeration District: 113 1880 US Census James Wright
  6. John Wright, Spouse: Maud Gray New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967
  7. 7.0 7.1 Year: 1900; Census Place: Milton, Saratoga, New York; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0120; FHL microfilm: 1241158 1900 US Census John Wright
  8. 8.0 8.1 New York, State Census, 1892 (sic the index record has the wrong year, reading the census shows the correct year of 1905 1905 NY Census James Wright
  9. 9.0 9.1 Year: 1910; Census Place: Chester, Warren, New York; Roll: T624_1086; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0151; FHL microfilm: 1375099 1910 US Census John J Wright
  10. 10.0 10.1 Year: 1920; Census Place: Jamaica, Windham, Vermont; Roll: T625_1876; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 117 1920 US Census John J Wright

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