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Ebenezer Wright Jr. (1727 - 1809)

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Mr. Ebenezer Wright Jr.
Born in Windham, Windham, Connecticut, British Colonial Americamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 11 Mar 1751 in New Fairfield, CTmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Corwall, Stormont, Ontario, Canadamap
Profile last modified 15 Feb 2020 | Created 23 Nov 2013 | Last significant change: 15 Feb 2020
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Biography

Ebenezer Wright was born 02 Jan 1726/27 in Windham, Connecticut to Ebenezer Wright and Elizabeth ____. [1]

According to Ruth McEwen Coleman, who excerpted the information from family papers, Ebenezer was born 13 Jan 1727 in Mansfield, Tolland Co., CT [2]

Ebenezer Wright and Mercy Leach, daughter of Amos Leach, were married 11 Mar 1751 in Mansfield, Tolland County, Connecticut; [3] and had ten children (to confirm), [4] [5] the first four of whom were born in Mansfield, Connecticut:

  1. Abraham, b. 02 Jul 1752, [6] d. 1814
  2. Asahel (m), b. 18 Aug 1754, [7] d. 1813
  3. Zeruiah (f), b. 04 Dec 1756 [8]
  4. Jeremiah, b. 04 Dec 1756 *
  5. Ebenezer, b. 15 Oct 1758, [9] d. 1840
  6. Amos, b. 22 Jun 1761, d. 1796
  7. David, b. 16 Nov 1763, d. 1819
  8. Mercy, b. 26 Nov 1766, d. 1847
  9. Sarah, b. 03 Sep 1768, d. 1844
  10. Elizabeth, b. 24 Apr 1773, d. 1788
  11. Rebecca, b. 24 Apr 1776, d. 1847 (necronym?)
  • Coleman's notes are confusing. On one page she shows a Jeremiah, b. 04 Dec 1756 with no death date, and on another page she shows a Zeruiah, b. 04 Dec 1756, d. 1793 at Shaftsbury, VT. This raises the question as to whether there were twins or whether they are confused spellings of the same child's name. (There is a Connecticut birth record for the daughter "Zeruiah" but none for the possible twin "Jeremiah")

Father or Asahel Wright. Husband of Mercy Leach. His birth date is based on his son Asahel's birth date.

Sources

  1. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F74B-NHS : 3 December 2014), Ebenezer Wright, 02 Jan 1726; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
  2. George McEwen, 1755-1813: Pioneer, New Milford, CT to Hinesburg VT, by Ruth McEwen Coleman, Peterborough, NH, 1980.
  3. Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F7L7-535 : 12 May 2016), Ebenezer Junr. Wright and Marcy Leach, 11 Mar 1751; citing Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, Connecticut State Library, Hartford.; FHL microfilm 1,376,017.
  4. Nakashima Ancestry family tree (private)
  5. George McEwen, 1755-1813: Pioneer, New Milford, CT to Hinesburg, VT, his ancestors and many descendants, some in allied families, Landon, Post, Partch, Pierce, Day; by Ruth McEwen Coleman; published by the author in Peterborough, NH, 1980
  6. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F73N-YTG : 3 December 2014), Ebenezer Jnr. Wright in entry for Abraham Wright, 02 Jul 1752; citing Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States; FHL microfilm 1,376,017.
  7. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F73N-YY9 : 3 December 2014), Ebenezer Wright in entry for Asaell Wright, 18 Aug 1754; citing Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States; FHL microfilm 1,376,017.
  8. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F73N-YTR : 3 December 2014), Ebenezer Junr. Wright in entry for Zeruiah Wright, 04 Dec 1756; citing Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States; FHL microfilm 1,376,017.
  9. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F73N-YTB : 3 December 2014), Ebenezer Junr. Wright in entry for Ebenezer Wright, 15 Oct 1758; citing Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States; FHL microfilm 1,376,017.

See also:

  • The Vermont Historical Gazetteer, by Abby Maria Hemenway, Burlington, VT, 1867
  • History of Chittenden County, Vermont, by W. S. Rann, 1886
  • Title: The Loyalists in Ontario, Author: Ancestry.com, Publisher: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data - Reid, William D. The Loyalists in Ontario: The Sons and Daughters of the American Loyalists of Upper Canada. Lambertville, NJ, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1993.

Untriangulated DNA Match

Researcher Randolph-1145 has identified autosomal DNA segments which may have passed from Ebenezer Wright to his son Ebenezer, and from Ebenezer to his son Abraham: 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.

Acknowledgments

Thank you to Barry Meadows for creating Wright-9893 on 23 Nov 13. Click the Changes tab for the details on contributions by Barry and others.



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Wright-41233 and Wright-9893 appear to represent the same person because: They are married to the same Mercy Leach.
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Ebenezer is 12 degrees from Frederick Douglass, 13 degrees from Margaret Summitt and 13 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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