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  • ID: I2596
  • Name: Samuel Wright
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1629 in Wrightsbridge, Essex, England
  • Death: 2 SEP 1675 in Northfield , Franklin, MA
  • Immigration: 1630
  • Residence: 1673 Samuel Wright and family were among the first white settlers to find home at Northfield ( then called Squakeag). Killed there in 1672 by Indians ; settlement abandoned shortly afterward
  • Note: In first settlement of Northfield in 1672 and killed during a raid by Indians. After Major Treat evacuated and left Northfield, Sep 6, the Indians destroyed this small village. This was the second place in Hampshire County that was laid waste. The eight men slain at Northfield , Sep 2, included Sgt Samuel Wright ( the oldest one) , Ebenezer Parsons, The settlement was abandoned shortly afterwards when a relief party led by Capt Beers was ambushed. The Northfield settlers were suddenly assaulted by a mixed band of Pocumack and Nashaway Indians led by Monoco. Eight English were killed. The settlers rushed from their homes and fields to the stockade watching as their homes went up in flames



    Father: Samuel Wright b: 1613 in Wrightsbridge, London, England
    Mother: Margaret Stratton b: BET 1604 AND 1606 in England

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Burt b: BEF 1635
    • Married: 24 NOV 1653 in Springfield Mass
    Children
    1. Has No Children Elizabeth Wright
    2. Has Children Joseph Wright b: 2 JUN 1657 in Northampton, Hampshire, Mass
    3. Has No Children Samuel Wright b: 3 OCT 1654
    4. Has No Children Benjamin Wright b: 13 JUL 1660
    5. Has Children Ebenezer Wright b: 20 MAR 1662/63 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA
    6. Has No Children Elizabeth Wright b: 31 JUL 1666
    7. Has No Children Eliezer Wright b: 20 OCT 1668
    8. Has No Children Hannah Wright b: 27 FEB 1670/71
    9. Has No Children Benoni Wright b: 12 SEP 1675
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