Saturday, February 10, 2007

John Wright (b. February 10. 1726/27)

Today's featured relative is my maternal 7th-great grandfather, John Wright.

John was born February 10, 1726/27 in Freuchie, Falkland Parish, Fife, Scotland, the son of Robert and Elizabeth (Henderson) Wright. John married February 15, 1753 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA to Hannah Fessenden, daughter of William and Martha (Brown) Fessenden. Hannah was born August 15, 1732 in Cambridge, MA and died December 9, 1800 in Cambridge, MA. John died in June of 1772 during a shipwreck off of the coast of Anamaboo, Ghana.

John is said to have served as a surgeon's mate during the French & Indian War. He was serving as a medical missionary when he died during the shipwreck. I am still searching for the details such as the ship's name, etc.

Known children of John and Hannah (Fessenden) Wright are as follows :
i. John Wright bap. April 13, 1755 Cambridge, MA, d. October 15, 1810 Brown Co., OH, m. Sarah Fleming
ii. Robert Wright bap. March 19, 1758 Cambridge, MA, d. bef. April 21, 1840 Brown Co., OH., m. Catherine Applegate
iii. Elizabeth Wright bap. March 22, 1761 Cambridge, MA., m. ________ Shield
iv. Hannah Wright bap. July 28, 1771 Cambridge, MA
v. Mary Wright bap. July 28, 1771 Cambridge, MA

I descend from John and Hannah (Fessenden) Wright through their son, John, as follows :
John Wright and Hannah Fessenden
John Wright and Sarah Fleming
George Wright and Elizabeth Robins
John Wright and Anna Wardlaw
Joseph W. Wright and Rebecca Ann Heaton
John William Wright and Ellen King
Virgil Lee Wright and Edna Muriel Pierce (my great-grandparents)
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