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James Wright (1840)

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James Wright
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22:19: Philip Smith edited the Biography for James Wright (1840-). [Thank Philip for this]
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James Wright, son of David and Catherine Wright, was born about 1840 in Ireland. He immigrated to the United States in 1867.

He married Mary Jane Emerson[1] about 1867.

He was a tanner when he and Mary appeared on the census of 22 June 1875 at Chestertown, Warren, New York. His parents and sister were living with them.[2] He was a farmer when he and Mary appeared on the census of 4 June 1880 at Chester, Warren, New York.[3] He was a fireman at a tannery when he and Mary appeared on the census of 19 June 1900 at Chestertown, Warren County, New York.[4] He was a farmer when he and Mary appeared on the census of 1 june 1905 at Chester, Warren County, New York.[5]


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.[2]
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.[3]
19 June 1900

Chestertown, Warren County, New York

  • James Wright 61b. (estimated) 1839 Ireland, m. 33 yrs. immigrated 1867 fireman tannery.
  • Mary Wright 61 wife b. May 1839 Ireland, m. 33 yrs. 7 children, 3 living. immigrated 1867.
  • Jane Wright 20 b. dau. b. April 1880 NY machine operator shirt factory.
  • George Hill 11 servant b. Oct. 1888 NY farm laborer.[4]
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.[5]


  1. John James Wright U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
  2. 2.0 2.1 New York, State Census, 1875 1875 NY Census James Wright
  3. 3.0 3.1 Year: 1880; Census Place: Chester, Warren, New York; Roll: 941; Page: 29C; Enumeration District: 113 1880 US Census James Wright
  4. 4.0 4.1 Year: 1900; Census Place: Chestertown, Warren, New York; Page: 10; Enumeration District: 0095; FHL microfilm: 1241171 1900 US Census James Wright
  5. 5.0 5.1 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

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