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Asahel Wright (1778) and Eunice Wasson VT/NY

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Asahel Wright (1778) and Eunice Wasson VT/NY

Posted: 7 Oct 2005 2:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wright, Wasson
Update on Asahel Research:

Asahel Wright was born 4 Aug. 1778. He married as a second wife, Eunice Wasson on 8 Mar. 1810 in Fairfield, Franklin, VT. He died 4 Oct. 1829 in Louisville, NY. The U.S. Census has him in Fairfield, VT in 1800, in Massena, NY in 1810 and in Louisville, NY in 1820. Louisville, NY was part on Massena, NY in 1810. His wife, Eunice, is listed in the 1830 census for Louisville, NY. 1810 census Massena, NY lists Abner (born ca. 1780) in addition to Asahel. Some records list Asahel’s father as Abner.

The 1800 census of Fairfield, VT lists Abner Wright and Dorastus Wright in addition to Asahel. The SAR Revolutionary War Graves Register lists an Abner Wright born 1747, died 1835, buried in North Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield, VT and his wife’s name was Eunice. Fairfield was part of Weybridge, VT at the time of the 1790 census which lists Abner and Abel Wright, both of who are listed in the Proprietors’ records for Weybridge.
Weybridge records list Abner’s first wife as Elizabeth, who died 26 Aug. 1791, the same month their son, Lamentation, was born. A Lamentation Wright is listed in the 1840 and 1850 censuses for Louisville, NY. According to Weybridge records Abner married Eunice Page on 5 Feb. 1792.
According to New Marlborough, MA records, an Abner Wright, son of Caleb and Sarah, married Elizabeth Pickett (or Pickets) in New Marlborough on 16 May 1768. They had a son, Dorastus Wright, born 3 Dec. 1769 in Sandisfield, MA. This Abner Wright was born in 1748 in Northampton, MA.

Thus, there is a good chance that Abner Wright and Elizabeth Picket are the parents of Asahel Wright, but more work needs to be done.

Does anyone have information to prove or disprove this?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Michael_McCum... 7 Oct 2005 8:31PM GMT 
familiesacros... 25 Jan 2010 11:37PM GMT 
MichaelWright... 27 Jan 2010 12:06AM GMT 
junej48 29 Jan 2010 2:13PM GMT 
MichaelWright... 29 Jan 2010 10:14PM GMT 
junej48 1 Feb 2010 12:57PM GMT 
MichaelWright... 1 Feb 2010 5:56PM GMT 
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