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Josiah Wright

Josiah Wright
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Male 1773 - 1869  (96 years)

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  • Name Josiah Wright 
    Born 1773  , , Connecticut Colony, British America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Enlistment 9 Oct 1814  Henderson Harbor, Jefferson, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Wright served in the New York Miltia within the company commanded by Captain Reed, part of Major J. Parkhurst's Battalion.
    War of 1812 Application of Claim, Josiah Wright (page 1 of 2)
    War of 1812 Application of Claim, Josiah Wright (page 1 of 2)
    Application for reimbursement by New York for certain expenses related to Josiah's service itn eh state militia during the War of 1812.
    War of 1812 Application of Claim, Josiah Wright (page 2 of 2)
    War of 1812 Application of Claim, Josiah Wright (page 2 of 2)
    Military Discharge Abt 17 Nov 1814  [1
    • Wright's declaration notes he was honorably discharged after 39 days of service.
    Census 1850  Scriba, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    1850 U.S. census - Josiah Wright household (Town of Scriba, Oswego Co., NY)
    1850 U.S. census - Josiah Wright household (Town of Scriba, Oswego Co., NY)
    Josiah Wright, 72, male, farmer, value of real estate owned $2500, born Conn.
    Altana Wright, 40, female, born N.Y.
    Addison Wright, 40, male, farmer, born N.Y.
    Stephen Wright, 22, male, farmer, born N.Y.
    Judson Wright, 19, male, farmer, born N.Y., attended school within the year
    Williston Wright, 14, male, born N.Y., attended school within the year
    Census 1855  Scriba, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1855 New York census - Addison C. Wright and Josiah Wright households (Town of Scriba, Oswego Co.)
    1855 New York census - Addison C. Wright and Josiah Wright households (Town of Scriba, Oswego Co.)
    household 17, frame building, valued at $400
    Addison C. Wright, 43, male, born Herkimer Co., widowed, 42 years resident of this town, farmer, native-born voter, owner of land

    household 23, frame building, valued at $400
    Josiah Wright, 80, male, born Conn., widowed, 43 years resident of this town, farmer, native-born voter, owner of land
    Stephen K. Wright, 26, male, child, born Oswego Co., 26 years resident of this town, farmer, native-born voter
    Josiah J. Wright, 23, male, child, born Oswego Co., 23 years resident of this town, farmer, native-born voter, owner of land
    Williston H. Wright, 18, male, child, born Oswego Co., 18 years resident of this town, clerk
    Occupation farmer  [2, 3
    Will Oct 1857  Scriba, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • In his will, Josiah names his six living children Addison C. Wright, Stephen K. Wright, Josiah J. Wright, Sarah (wife of Myron D. Hitchcock) and Mary M. (wife of William Gorsline), and Williston Wright, as well as mentioning his two deceased wives, a deceased son, and a deceased daughter in a request to have headstones erected for them.
    Will and Codicils of Josiah Wright (Oswego Co., NY)
    Will and Codicils of Josiah Wright (Oswego Co., NY)
    A full transcription is available on final two pages of the PDF.
    Died Jul 1869 
    Probate 7 Jul 1870  , Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Surrogate's Court summary (Oswego Daily Press, 8 Jul 1870)
    Surrogate's Court summary (Oswego Daily Press, 8 Jul 1870)
    Surrogate's Court.
    Before H. L. Howe, Esq., County Surrogate, at the Court House in Oswego, July 7, 1870.
    Last will and testament of Josiah Wright, late of the town of Scriba. Proved and admitted to probate.
    Find-A-Grave ID 16795473 
    Buried Worden Sweet Cemetery, Scriba, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Headstones of Willis H. and Josiah Wright, Worden Sweet Cemetery (Scriba, NY)
    Headstones of Willis H. and Josiah Wright, Worden Sweet Cemetery (Scriba, NY)
    Josiah Wright's headstone just reads "JOSIAH"

    WILLIS H. WRIGHT
    member of Co. B, 29 Wis. Vol.
    DIED
    at Natchez, Miss.
    Aug10, 1863
    Aged 26 Years
    A sacrifice for liberty
    Person ID I99  Main Tree
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2022 

    Family 1 Hester,   b. Abt 1781,   d. 26 May 1822  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married CA 1804 
    • This marriage date is an estimate based on the birthdate of their eldest known child.
    Children 
     1. Caroline Wright,   b. Abt 1806,   d. 3 Apr 1830  (Age ~ 24 years)
     2. Sarah Wright,   b. Abt 1809–1815, , , New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1877  (Age ~ 62 years)
     3. Addison C. Wright,   b. 1811, , Herkimer, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1893, Scriba, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     4. Mary M. Wright,   b. Abt 1816,   d. 1887  (Age ~ 71 years)
     5. Charles Wright,   b. Abt 1818,   d. 25 Sep 1821  (Age ~ 3 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F60  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Altana,   b. Abt 1790, , , New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1855  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married CA 1826 
    • This marriage date is an estimate based on the birthdate of their eldest known child.
    Children 
     1. Stephen K. Wright,   b. 1 Jun 1829, , Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1890  (Age 61 years)
     2. Josiah Judson Wright,   b. 20 Apr 1831, , Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1900, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Williston H. Wright,   b. Abt 1836, , Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1863, Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F38  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1773 - , , Connecticut Colony, British America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Enlistment - 9 Oct 1814 - Henderson Harbor, Jefferson, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Scriba, Oswego, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1855 - Scriba, Oswego, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - Oct 1857 - Scriba, Oswego, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 7 Jul 1870 - , Oswego, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Worden Sweet Cemetery, Scriba, Oswego, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Military -- New York, War of 1812 Certificates and Applications of Claim and Related Records, 1858-1869, downloaded 17 May 2022; claim 3841, Josiah Wright (Reliability: 2).
      Wright's application mentions his enlistment date and location, as well as the duration of service. In addition to a land grant in Michigan, he received compensation of $35.88 for supplies "which were depreciated, worn out, lost and destroyed in said service".
      War of 1812 Application of Claim, Josiah Wright (page 1 of 2)
      War of 1812 Application of Claim, Josiah Wright (page 1 of 2)
      Application for reimbursement by New York for certain expenses related to Josiah's service itn eh state militia during the War of 1812.
      War of 1812 Application of Claim, Josiah Wright (page 2 of 2)
      War of 1812 Application of Claim, Josiah Wright (page 2 of 2)


    2. [S53] 1850 U.S. Federal Census, New York, Oswego County, Town of Scriba; page 380 (stamped); dwelling 1910, family 2078; Josiah Wright; downloaded 10 October 2019 (Reliability: 3).
      1850 U.S. census - Josiah Wright household (Town of Scriba, Oswego Co., NY)
      1850 U.S. census - Josiah Wright household (Town of Scriba, Oswego Co., NY)
      Josiah Wright, 72, male, farmer, value of real estate owned $2500, born Conn.
      Altana Wright, 40, female, born N.Y.
      Addison Wright, 40, male, farmer, born N.Y.
      Stephen Wright, 22, male, farmer, born N.Y.
      Judson Wright, 19, male, farmer, born N.Y., attended school within the year
      Williston Wright, 14, male, born N.Y., attended school within the year


    3. [S54] 1855 New York State Census, Oswego County, population schedule; Town of Scriba; page 3 (stamped); family 22; Josiah Wright; downloaded 2 June 2022 (Reliability: 3).
      Josiah's son Addison C. Wright is enumerated on the same page, four dwellings earlier.
      1855 New York census - Addison C. Wright and Josiah Wright households (Town of Scriba, Oswego Co.)
      1855 New York census - Addison C. Wright and Josiah Wright households (Town of Scriba, Oswego Co.)
      household 17, frame building, valued at $400
      Addison C. Wright, 43, male, born Herkimer Co., widowed, 42 years resident of this town, farmer, native-born voter, owner of land

      household 23, frame building, valued at $400
      Josiah Wright, 80, male, born Conn., widowed, 43 years resident of this town, farmer, native-born voter, owner of land
      Stephen K. Wright, 26, male, child, born Oswego Co., 26 years resident of this town, farmer, native-born voter
      Josiah J. Wright, 23, male, child, born Oswego Co., 23 years resident of this town, farmer, native-born voter, owner of land
      Williston H. Wright, 18, male, child, born Oswego Co., 18 years resident of this town, clerk


    4. [S56] Probate -- Oswego County, NY, volume K; page 426; Josiah Wright (Reliability: 3).
      Will and Codicils of Josiah Wright (Oswego Co., NY)
      Will and Codicils of Josiah Wright (Oswego Co., NY)
      A full transcription is available on final two pages of the PDF.


    5. [S55] Cemetery -- Worden Sweet Cemetery (Scriba, NY), Headstone of Josiah Wright (Reliability: 3).