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Wrights of Mariposa Twp

Wrights of Mariposa Twp

Wright (View posts)
Posted: 19 Sep 2006 5:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: WRIGHT
Looking for information on William & Elizabeth Wright. I think they were born in Ireland. They came to Mariposa from Cavan Twp. in Ontario. Would like to find out when and how they came to Canada and where they came from in Ireland. As far as I know they had 4 children: David, William, Sarah (born in Ireland) and then Richard born in Ontario. Any assistance would be appreciated

Re: Wrights of Mariposa Twp

Posted: 11 Feb 2013 7:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have some information on this Wright family. Sarah Cooper (1828-1866)wed Richard Wright (1824-1917) on 23 May 1843 in Mariposa Twp. Both are buried in McIndoo's Cemetery, Mariposa. Sarah was the youngest sister of my William Cooper (1824-1870).

Re: Wrights of Mariposa Twp

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 11:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello,

Yes that is the family I am interested in. My husband decends from Richard Wright. I have a lot of information on the Wright family coming forward. I am trying to find out where they came from in Ireland. I am happy to compare notes. I have learned a lot since I originally posted here. If you have information that you'd like to share, please contact me.

thanks,

Beth

Re: Wrights of Mariposa Twp

Posted: 16 Feb 2013 12:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Beth! William Wright appeared in the 1861 census of Mariposa with son Richard, wife Sarah Cooper and family. His age at the time indicates that William was born about 1776. His daughter Sarah was born in 1814 in County Down which suggests the family originated there. William died on 10 April 1861 and is buried in Black's Family Plot on Lot 5 Con. 13 Mariposa Twp. I have seen the Wright gravestone there. (That lot belonged to pioneer John Black and is diagonal to Richard Wright's Lot 6 Con. 12.) William's wife Elizabeth (maiden name unknown) was born about 1780 (likely in County Down) and died 8 July 1848. She was also buried in Black's. William and Elizabeth's son John was born about 1819 in Ireland and their next known child Richard was born on 15 March 1824 in Cavan Twp., so the family came to Canada between 1819 and 1823. The Wright family may have been related to or very close friends with William Copeland and family on Lot 6 Con. 13 Mariposa who arrived in 1825. My William Cooper (1824-1870) was reportedly born in County Down as was his wife Maria Copeland (1824-1909) who was a daughter of William Copeland There is more to report but I'll await your response to this message. Please contact me directly at dcooper7@cogeco.ca .
Wayne Cooper
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