Wright, Samuel

Birth Name Wright, Samuel 1 2 3
Gender male
Age at Death 40 years, 10 months, 10 days


BIRTH: Descendants of Deacon Samuel Wright has birth on Oct 30 1632.
Famous Political US Leaders has birth on October 3, 1632 in Northampton, Massachusetts.
BIOGRAPHY: He came to America with his father in 1630 and lived in Springfield nearly 20 years; removed to Northampton 1655/56 and settled on Bridge Street where the house of John L. Draper stood. In addition to the 3 acres for a homelot, he was granted 34 acres of meadow land. After living on this homestead about 17 years, and serving the town as one of its selectmen and in other offices, he went with his family, in company with 15 other families, as pioneer settlers, to a place about 35 miles up the Conn. River, called by the Indians from whom it was purchased, Squakeag. This place which was named by the English "Northfield" because it was the northernmost settlement on the river, became the future home of Samuel Wright Jr. and many of his descendants.
BIOGRAPHY: Samuel Wright and his family were among the first white people to find a home at Northfield, in 1673. There were seven children, Samuel, 19; Joseph, 16; Benjamin, 13; Ebenezer, 10; Elizabeth, 7; Eliezer, 5; Hannah, 2. These were gathered into the stockade that frightsome day, Sept 2, 1675, when the Indians fell upon the little settlement-all but the father, who was in command of the company that had been provided for defense and who fell, first victim of Indian bullets on Northfield soil. Only Samuel, the oldest son, suffered physical harm, receiving into his body a bullet to remain there all the rest of his eighty years. But into the heart of each of them was carried a wound that would cause it to pulsate in resentment all their days. They shared the unspeakable terror of the nights and days of imprisonment in the little fort, heard together the distant shots of the Beers battle, suffered as one the awful silence that followed it and joined in the journey down the valley which left the town of their pioneer hopes a desolate waste.
BIOGRAPHY: Court Appearance; 24 Mar 1654/55; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 3. Found guily of "wickedness" with Mary Burt and to be the father of her child. Ordered to pay for the child's upkeep and to be whipped '12 lashes upon the naked body". Mary Burt was the sister of his wife Elizabeth Burt whom he had married in Nov. 1653.
DEATH: He was later killed by Indians at Bloody Brook during the King Philip's War.
Descendants of Deacon Samuel Wright has death in Bloody Bank, Dover Co., Massachusetts.
Bradley, Collette et al and Famous Political US Leaders have death on September 13.
His inventory was taken March 30, 1675 (prob died in 1675 and amounted to 326£ 140. Hose & home lot 60£ had wheel right tools 61/ 3 horses & heofer 15.5, Land in meadow & pasture 163£ sae, grindstone & loom 61/ sheep & swine 10£10s, yoke of oxen & steers 15£, 4 cattle 4 mares & olt [colt?]14£, arms & ammunition 65/, bedding & clothing 14£5s. Widow Elizabeth & son Sam'l admin. Widow & heirs made an agreement (for her & those of age) March 30, 1680, She was to have use of 1/2 house 1/2 barn 1/2 homelot which was next to the meadow including all the orchard half the pasture lying next the house containing 13 acres. 1/8 other land & movables. Samuel to have double share. Court to appoint men to divide the estate Men were appointed but not ?. Explanation "half the homelot" may mean that next to Hawley Sheet lot on the side south the land. (Or it may mean lower side of lot below swamp.) [272]


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1634-10-23 Wrightsbridge, Essex, England   4 5 6 7
Death 1675-09-02 Bloody Brook, Northfield, Massachusetts   4 6 7 8 9 10 11


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Mother Stratton, Margaret16041681-07-24
    Sister     Wright, Hannah 1626-08-00 1660-10-16
    Brother     Wright, Benjamin 1627 1704-10-24
    Sister     Wright, Lydia 1633 1699-12-17
    Sister     Wright, Margaret between 1633 and 1634 1672-08-28
    Sister     Wright, Hester between 1631 and 1633 1664-04-03
         Wright, Samuel 1634-10-23 1675-09-02
    Sister     Wright, Mary about 1637 1683-09-09
    Brother     Wright, James between 1638 and 1639 1723
    Brother     Wright, Judah 1642-05-10 1725-11-26
    Sister     Wright, Helped 1644-09-15 1644


Family of Wright, Samuel

Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1653-11-24 Springfield, MA Marriage of Wright, Samuel 4 7 12 8 9 13 10