Gabriel Wright1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

(about September 8, 1743 - June 20, 1803)
Relationship6th great-grandfather of Dan Stone
BirthGabriel Wright was born about September 8, 1743 in (possibly) Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland.9
NotePioneer Record, and Reminiscences, of the Early Settlers, and Settlement of Fayette County, Ohio, by Rufus Putnam, published 1872, is the earliest biography of the Gabriel Wright family that I have located to date. The biography is attributed as having been written by Anthony Wayne Wright, grandson of Gabriel Wright. Of note is that no mention is made of Gabriel being from Scotland. Instead, on page 56, it states "Gabriel Wright, father of John Wright, emigrated from New Jersey to Hampshire County, Virginia, at an early date, and from Virginia to Kentucky, and settled near Big Bone Lick, and remained there seven years, when he removed to the Northwest territory in 1789 [1798]."10
MarriageGabriel Wright married Deborah Ball, daughter of Caleb Ball and Sarah Wallace, about 1762 in Colony of New Jersey, British Colonial America. (Estimated date and place, based on birth of first child. I have yet to locate any documents supporting this date and place.)11,10,12
DeathGabriel Wright died on June 20, 1803 in Ross County, Ohio.13
BurialHe was buried in Baptist Cemetery, Frankfort, Ross County, Ohio.13
NoteNo mention is made in Pioneer Record, and Reminiscences, of the Early Settlers, and Settlement of Fayette County, Ohio, by Rufus Putnam, published 1872, about family legend of the ancestors of Gabriel Wright being descended from Clan MacGregor in Scotland.14

Family

Deborah Ball ( - 1817)
Children

Online Memorial    Find A Grave page for Gabriel Wright
ChartsDescendants Of Gabriel Wright
Ancestors Of William Henry Wright
Ancestors Of Dan Stone
Y-DNA Lineage Of Gabriel Wright

Additional and Alternate Information:

  • Gabriel Wright has also been recorded as having been born in Wales.12
  • Gabriel Wright's FamilySearch ID is LHKS-GTF.
Last EditedMarch 8, 2015

Citations

  1. [S417] [First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, N.J.], History of the First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, N.J., Part I, Records of Trustees and Session, From 1742–1882, Part II, The Combined Registers, From 1742 to 1885, and Appendix [The Combined Registers, 1886–1891] (No publication place listed: no publisher listed, no publication date listed), digital copy at https://archive.org/details/historyoffirstp00firs, viewed 9 February 2014, part 1 page 108 (page 114 of PDF), part 1 page 166 (page 172 of PDF) and part 2 page 268 (page 874 of PDF.)
  2. [S712] Ancestry.com, Heads of families at the first census of the United States taken inthe year 1790. : records of the state enumerations, 1782 to (n.p.: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT; Date: 2005;, unknown publish date.)
  3. [S418] Harry Harmon Cory, The Cory family : A Genealogy, Collected and arranged in order by Harry Harmon Cory, With brief records of many branches of The Cory Family in America (Minneapolis, Minn.: Argus Publishing Co., July 1941), digital copy at http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/005730462 and http://www.ancestry.com, viewed 9 February 2014.
  4. [S419] Clara McCormack Sage and Laura Sage Jones, compilers, Early records, Hampshire County, Virginia, now West Virginia : including at the start most of known Va. aside from Augusta District (Delavan, Wisconsin [reprinted in Baltimore]: no publisher listed [reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.], 1939 [reprinted in 1990]), digital copy at https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/56458, viewed 9 February 2014.
  5. [S714] Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp. Jackson, Virginia Census, 1607-1890 (n.p.: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:1999;, unknown publish date.)
  6. [S416] Eloise M. Roberts, Four Revolutionary Soldiers And Their Descendants, Alexander Sleeth, Gabriel Wright, David Smith, John Hacker (Avard, Okla.: no publisher listed, 1924), digital copy at http://www.heritagequest.com, viewed 22 November 2011.
  7. [S420] Eloise M. Roberts, compiler, Some Colonial Families, Avery, Brewster, Mills, Morgan, Smith, Starr, Stewart, Tracey (Avard, Okla.: no publisher listed, 1926), digital copy at http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/005712860, viewed 9 February 2014.
  8. [S2135] Ancestry.com, U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820 (n.p.: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:2011;, unknown publish date), Document: Territorial Papers of the US; Volume Number: Vol 2; PageNumber: 640; Family Number: 37.
  9. [S416] Eloise M. Roberts, Four Revolutionary Soldiers And Their Descendants, page 9, "I have estimated that Gabriel Wright was born in Scotland prior to 1747, but have no proof of this."
  10. [S404] Rufus Putnam, Pioneer Record, and Reminiscences, of the Early Settlers, and Settlement of Fayette County, Ohio. (Cincinnati: Applegate, Pounsford & Co. Print, 1872), digital copy at http://books.google.com/books?id=1VMVAAAAYAAJ, viewed 5 February 2014, page 56.
  11. [S417] [First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, N.J.], History of the First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, New Jersey, part 1 page 108 (page 114 of PDF), part 1 page 166 (page 172 of PDF) and part 2 page 268 (page 874 of PDF.)
  12. [S405] Reverend Fred N. Wright, The Family of Gabriel Wright (No publication place listed: no publisher listed, 1906), digital copy at https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/680256, viewed 5 February 2014, page 1.
  13. [S405] Reverend Fred N. Wright, The Family of Gabriel Wright, page 2.
  14. [S404] Rufus Putnam, Pioneer Record of Fayette County, Ohio.
  15. [S379] "Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants/Northern Neck Grants and Surveys," database and images, Library Of Virginia, (http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/opac/lonnabout.htm : accessed 26 May 2014), database entry for Joseph Bordman (grantee), 9 March 1789; citing Northern Neck Grants T, 1788-1789, p. 291 (Reel 299) and Northern Neck Surveys No. 1, 1786-1789, p. 321 (Reel 312). The land being granted to Joseph Bordman is recorded as having been surveyed for Gabriel Wright on 12 April 1780 and assigned by Gabriel Wright to Joseph Bordman on 30 August 1786.
  16. [S455] "Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants/Northern Neck Grants and Surveys," database and images, Library Of Virginia, (http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/opac/lonnabout.htm : accessed 27 May 2014), database entry for Abraham Johnson Junior (grantee), 7 April 1789; citing Northern Neck Grants T, 1788-1789, p. 372-373 (Reel 299) and Northern Neck Surveys No. 2, 1788-1794, p. 90 (Reel 313). Gabriel Wright's land is recorded as being adjacent to the land surveyed for Abraham Johnson Junior on 5 March 1788.
  17. [S417] [First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, N.J.], History of the First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, New Jersey, part 1 page 166 (page 172 of PDF) and part 2 page 268 (page 874 of PDF.)
  18. [S405] Reverend Fred N. Wright, The Family of Gabriel Wright, page 89.