Person:Peter Wright (26)

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Peter Wright, of the Cowpasture, Augusta County, VA
m. bef. 1708
  1. Rachel Wright1708 - BEF 1739
  2. Peter Wright, of the Cowpasture, Augusta County, VAAbt 1712 - 1793
  3. Lt. Thomas WrightBef 1714 - bef 1755
  4. James WrightAbt 1716 -
  5. Deborah WrightAbt 1720 -
  6. Abigail WrightAbt 1722 -
  7. Reuben WrightAbt 1724 -
  8. Solomon WrightAbt 1726 -
  • HPeter Wright, of the Cowpasture, Augusta County, VAAbt 1712 - 1793
  • WJane 'Jenny' HughartAbt 1728 - 1823
m. Est. 1750-1754
  1. Rachel Wright1755 - 1845
  2. Sarah Wrightest 1758 - abt 1820/30
  3. Jane Wrightest 1758-1768 -
  4. Mary Wrightest 1762 - 1858
  5. Rebecca 'Becky' Wrightest 1768 -
  6. Nancy 'Agnes' Wrightest 1769 -
  7. Elizabeth Wrightest 1774 -
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Name Peter Wright, of the Cowpasture, Augusta County, VA
Gender Male
Birth? Abt. 1712 Prob. Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York
Marriage Est. 1750-1754 to Jane 'Jenny' Hughart
Death? 12 Nov 1793 Botetourt County, Virginia

Peter Wright was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land in Virginia:


  • Page 96 - Peter Wright, 60 acres, both sides of the James River. October 8, 1767. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 35].


Will of Peter Wright

Wright, Peter. Will probate Dec, 1793.
Names wife Jane, and children: Peter, Elizabeth Sprowl, Mary Smyth, Reecca Kirkhead, Thomas (and his children Jane and James), Agnes Clark, Jane Estill and Rachel Proctor.
[Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 65].

Records of Peter Wright in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER, 28, 1751. - (208) Adam Dickinson, David Davis, Peter Wright and Joseph Carpenter, lay off a road from Wright's Mill to the Cow-pasture near Hugart's or Knox's.
  • Vol. 2 - Processioner's Appointed - 1755 - Page 165.--Samuel Hodge and John Carlile, in Captain Robert Bratton's Company. James Stevenson and John Ward, in Captain James Lockridge's Company. Lofftus Pullons and Richard Bodkins, in Captain George Wellson's Company. James Hugart and James Stuart, in Captain John Dickinson's Company. Steven Millson and James Boreland, in Captain John Miller's Company. Peter Wright and Joseph Carpenter, in Captain Jeremiah Seeley's Company. Ordered that Rev. Mr. John Jones preach at James Neeley's, on Roan Oke, at John Mathew's, Sr., in (page 166) Forks of James, at Augusta Court House, at Captain Daniel Harrison's, and at any place contiguous to Mr. Madison's, at such times as he shall think proper.
  • Page 136.--19th September, 1755. Thomas Wright's will--Executors, brothers Peter and James Wright. To Thomas Wright, son to Peter. To James Wright, son to Peter. To sisters Reatchel and Deborah Wright. Teste: James Dunlap, John Dickinson, Edward Mullin. Proved, 20th November, 1755, by Dickinson and Dunlap.
  • Page 142.--20th March, 1756. Peter Wright's bond as executor of Peter Wright, with sureties George Wilson, Thomas Hughart. (Note: perhaps this was written incorrectly and should state Adam Wright, father of Peter?)
  • Page 155.--4th December, 1755. John Thomas' appraisement, by Jeremiah Seeley, James Dunlap, Peter Wright.
  • Page 239.--19th March, 1750 (appears to be 1758). Henry Lawless' estate to Adam Dickinson, administrator--Paid McAlvane, Jacob Parsinger, David Merewether, Peter Wright.
  • Page 403.--20th August, 1760. Widow Swoob's appraisement, by Jos. Carpenter, Peter Wright, Jno. Mann.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY, 1763 (B). - Peter Wright vs. Joseph Carpenter.--Thomas Carpenter, son of Joseph, 1763. John Davis and Joseph Carpenter. Thomas's deposition and signature. Joseph Carpenter, Jr.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY, 1763 (B). - Wright vs. Carpenter.--This day Mr. Solomon Carpenter swore before me that at the time of Mr. Joseph Carpenter giving a warrant to Peter Wright to apprehend two deserters at Fort Young said Wright gave ye warrant to Thos. Fitzpatrick to read and said he could not make out some words, and he read it out over in public, and begun it again, when said deponent went off, and he further sayeth yt ye deserters were not far off at ye time. Given under my hand this 17th April, 1763. (Signed) John Dickinson.
  • Vol. 1 - COUNTY COURT JUDGMENTS. - JUNE, 1763 (B). Wright vs. Carpenter.--James Graham deposes, 7th April, 1763, before John Dickinson: That at ye time of Mr. Joseph Carpenter, Sr., giving a warrant to Peter Wright which he brought from John Dickinson to apprehend John Humphreys and Joseph Garrit, two deserters, he saw said Carpenter give ye warrant to said Wright, and he, the said Wright, looked on it for some time and then gave it to Thomas Fitzpatrick to read, and he read a part of said warrant over out in public, when said Wright took it out of the other's hands and put it up; the deponent further sayeth that he verily believed, and still thinks, said Wright did not do it, or divulge it in order, or with any intention of giving notice to said deserters; the deponent sayeth this, &c., &c., &c.
  • Page 332.--21st November, 1763. John Murphy's estate appraised, by Thos. Stewart, Peter Wright. 3d April, 1763--Settlement of said estate, by Felix Gilbert, administrator, to Peter Wright for bringing in the goods from Fort Young.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 19, 1766. - (340) Joseph Carpenter, Sr., and Wm. Whooley appointed road surveyors from Fort Defiance to Handley's Mill, with these workers and their tithables: Peter Wright, Solomon, Thomas, Nathaniel Carpenter, John Umphries, Thos. Carpenter, Zopher Carpenter, Ezekiel Johnston, Edward and John McMullin, James Williams, Joseph Leeper, John Fieler, William Christian and Peter Whooley, Wm. McMurry, Thos. Wright, Rob. Galesby, Pat. Corrigan and Joseph Carpenter, Jr.
  • Page 256.--2d February, 1768. Jacob ( ) Lorton and Lydia ( ) to James Bane, £100, 560 acres by deed from James Patton 2d February, 1754, on Toms Creek, a pine by the Beaver Dams; corner Jacob Harmon's land; corner to the Price's land. Teste: William Preston, Robert Lusk, George Dair, Thomas Tosh, Daniel McNeill, Robert Cowan, John Buchanan, Francis Smith, Robert Breckinridge, Thomas Loyd, Peter Wright. Delivered: Jacob Sciler, 29th March, 1773.
  • Kimberling, Paulson and Sarah Wright, dau. (of) Peter Wright - Jan. 6, 1777. [Source: Early Marriages, Wills and some Revolutionary War Records, Botetourt County, Virginia, Compiled by Anne Lowry Worrell, pg. 27].

Information on Peter Wright

From "Related Families of Botetourt County, Virginia", by John William Austin, Rebecca H. R. Austin, pg. 14:


"Thomas and Peter Wright were sons of Adam Wright of New England. They had a brother, James and sisters Rachel and Deborah. Thomas died in 1755 with no children. Peter married Jane Hugart and had children: Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Martha, Jane, Nancy, Elizabeth, Thomas, James, William, Peter and a daughter unknown. Peter Wright was executor of Peter Wright's (his father (?)) estate in March 1756 with sureties George Wilson and Thomas Hughart." (Kegley's Virginia Frontier, pg. 371). (Note: the father of Peter Wright was Adam Wright as listed in the beginning of the citation).