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Ancestors of Mark Wright from Bureau County, Illinois

Updated October 18, 2006

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This page includes ancestors of Mark Wright. I am currently (October 2006) searching for information on my ggg grandfather Samuel Wright and family.

Samuel was born abt. 1794 in CT or MA. His children were born in NY, one (my gg grandfather Moses C. Wright) in Wayne Co., NY and another (Hannah Wright) in Newfane, Niagara Co., NY.

It appears that the Wrights of Niagara Co., NY moved to the Hillsdale Co., MI area around 1837. Samuel appears on the census record in Hillsdale Co., MI in 1840.

Then it was on to Bureau Co., IL, where he appears on the 1850 census (with son Henry, age 18), next door to his daughter, Philotheta Wright Rose and family.

Also probably related to Samuel are Dennis D. Wright (first appearing in Hillsdale Co, MI... then in Bureau Co., IL later on) and Azariah Wright (in Hillsdale Co., MI - appears in many land records in Hillsdale area).

If you have any information that would help further this ancestry line back farther, please contact me at

Thank you,

Mark O. Wright

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