Nathaniel John Wright Sr.

16 October 1688–7 November 1744 (Age 56)
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Nathaniel John

When Nathaniel John Wright Sr. was born on 16 October 1688, in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Joseph Wright, was 48 and his mother, Mercy Stoddard, was 35. He married Ann Deming on 12 March 1712, in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 7 November 1744, in his hometown, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel John Wright Sr.
1688–1744
Ann Deming
1695–1790
Marriage: 12 March 1712
Elias Wright
1712–1785
Lucy Wright
1715–1815
Deacon Elizur Wright Sr.
1718–1787
Nathaniel Wright
1722–1796
Martha Wright
1726–1812
Gideon Wright
1729–1790

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 March 1712
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and northern Irish: occupational name for a maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Old English wyrhta, wryhta ‘craftsman’ (a derivative of wyrcan ‘to work or make’). The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it generally referred to a builder of windmills or watermills.2 Common New England Americanized form of French Le Droit, a nickname for an upright person, a man of probity, from Old French droit ‘right’, in which there has been confusion between the homophones right and wright.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

Will of Nathaniel Wright Sr., dated 12 Feb 1773:

"In the name of God, amen. I Nathaniel Wright, of Wethersfield, in the County of Hartford, and the colony of Connecticut, in New England, of sound and perfect mind and memory, (blessed be God,) do th …

Sources (3)

  • Nathaniell in entry for Martha Wright, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Nathaniell in entry for Elias Wright, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Nathaniell in entry for Lucy Wright, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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