Jesse WRIGHT 1730- 1784 wife Abbey COOK 1739-1784 from Mass to MAINE which says nothing since MASS covered Maine until it was established.
Jesse and Abbey Cook Wright had Hannah Wright b 11 Mar 1781 Lewiston, Androscoggin Co. Maine
d 25 Dec 1863 Guilford, Piscataquis Co. Maine USA

Hannah WRIGHT m Abraham D. YOUNG SR.

Looking for more information on this family. His parents, her parents. burial, will, church etc.?

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Comment by Chris Dunham on October 16, 2009 at 11:07pm
It looks like Jesse Wright was from Dracut, Mass., and/or Pelham, N. H. From Elder's History of Lewiston:
Jesse Wright, of Dracut, settled in 1774 on the lot now known as the Davis Nevens farm, which he bought of Bagley and Little, May 29, 1774, for "three pounds of lawful money." The deed, still in existence, was acknowledged before Stephen Longfellow, of Portland, and witnessed by Nathan and Jonas Coburn. Mr. Wright's first log house was just east of Meadow Brook. His brother Joel and Timothy Wright came about 1777.
I found in New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900, records of Jesse and Joel Wright, both born 19 Nov. 1749, and Timothy Wright, 2 Aug. 1744, all born in Pelham, the children of Jonathan and Abigail Wright. Three earlier children of Jonathan and Abigail were born in Dracut, so the family seems to have moved across the border to New Hampshire in about 1742-44.
Comment by Bill West on October 17, 2009 at 1:21am
Sue, I have an ancestress Deborah Wright who was the daughter of Joseph Wright and Deborah Stevens. Their oldest son was Jonathan Wright, born in Chelmsford, Essex, Ma. 24Oct 1701, died 25Jan1784
in Pelham, Hillsborough NH. He was married to an Abigail(Unknown last name) who died 10Nov 1779. I have no
sources handy atm, but I noticed the names Coburn in Chris' reply. Deborah Wright married my ancestor Moses
Coburn. Chelmsford was part of Dracut(or vice's late and I'm too tired to think clearly.)

Hope that is of some help for what it's worth..
Comment by Susan C Jones Pentico on October 18, 2009 at 12:29am
Wow Gentlemen, Thank you Blessings to you both. There is a reason for being east verses west. .
I would love to live there a year or two. This shows exactly what I said about genealogists on my blog

Thank you .. I think a story will come from this. ....
Comment by Susan C Jones Pentico on October 18, 2009 at 12:38am
I have added all this to my REunion program and referenced .. Bill we shall share more when we both more alert. :>)
Comment by Dianne Cobb on February 19, 2011 at 1:45am
Abigai cook Wright was born Abigal Emmons Cook(e) in Gloucester, MA.  Her father was Josiah Cook(e).
Comment by Kimberly Gautreau Peare on January 10, 2012 at 4:44pm

I'm curious w/ all this 'Wright' (of Lewiston, Me.) talk, if anyone has info on a "Betsey Wright" that married a Charles Peare from Leeds/Greene/Turner, Maine area. The only info I have on her is their marriage date of October 1812, and their children. Any info/idea on her is appreciated.


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