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m. 24 Nov 1653
m. 3 Jan 1677/78
Facts and Events
When Samuel Wright Jr. rem. to Northfield, it is thought he left Samuel his eldest son in charge of his Northampton home, as he was living there 2 years later when he was drafted to go up under Capt. Lothrop for the protection of Northfield. At the time his father was killed, he was wounded and carried the bullet through life. On 3 May 1703 he sent the following petitions to the general court of MA for aid.
In the first Indian War I was pressed up at Northfield, under Capt. Lothrop and there left a garrison soldier. Soon after which the Indians besieged that fort. They killed my father, and shot a bullet into my right hip. From thence I was brought to Hadley under care of Mr. Westcare, where I was till winter. The Doctor dying, I shifted from one surgeon to another till the spring. In April following I went to Hartford to Mrs. Allens', where I was about 7 months, all which time I paid for my diet and surgery, out of my own estate, and although I attained to so much strength as to walk about and carry up some business, it hath been with much pain and difficulty, for the bullet remaining still in my hip bone, the wound continually runs and hath done so these 15 years; though at times, it is almost dried up, yet it breaks out again and especially of late years it grows worse and worse, so that I am almost disabled for labor, and what I do is with much pain and difficulty. Considering my family has grown so great, I now for the first time petition for relief."
On 1 Jun 1703, the General Court granted him L.10; also 40 shillings a year for life. Mr. Wright inherited his father's homestead in Northampton, and was a farmer and carpenter. He served his town as one of its selectmen 12 years between 1687 and 1718