WRIGHT Family

First Generation

1. Reuben R1 Wright(5707) was born in New Jersey January 12, 1839.(5708) Reuben died March 25, 1871 in Union Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 32 years of age. Buried in the Robins family cemetery located near the Robins homestead on county route 579. His gravestone notes that he was 32 years, 2 months, and 13 days old.

He married Elizabeth Robins Flemington, Hunterdon Co, NJ, January 19, 1860. Elizabeth was born in Union Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ October 24, 1840. Elizabeth(5709) was the daughter of Jonathan Robins III and Charity Lomping Lawshe. Elizabeth died July 5, 1932 in Union Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 91 years of age. Buried in the Robins family cemetery located near the Robins homestead on county route 579. Her gravestone notes that she was 91 years, 8 months, and 12 days old. In the 1860 census Bethleham Union Twp Hunterdon Co NJ page 535, Reuben (age 23) is living with Elizabeth (age 19) and Jonathan Robbins (age 66). Also living next to Jonathan is William Right (age 31), Isabelle (age 25), Eljora (age 5) and Sarah Godown (age 25).

In the 1870 census Clinton, Union Twp, Hunterdon Co page 403B, Reuben R.Wright (age 32), wife Elizabeth (age 29), William (age 9), Mary E, (age 7), Clavin (age 5), and Harmon H (age 3), are living with Jonathan Robins (age 76). Jonathan is listed as a retired farmer with a RealEstate value of $35,100 and personal property value of $3,000.

Reuben R Wright and Elizabeth Robins had the following children:

child 2 i. William R2 Wright(5710) was born in Union Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ August 18, 1860.

child 3 ii. Mary E Wright(5711) was born in Union Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1863. She married Austin J Race 1882. Austin was born in Ohio 1856.

child 4 iii. Calvin Wright(5712) was born in Union Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ 1865. Calvin died November 4, 1877 in Union Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ, at 12 years of age.

child 5 iv. Harmon H Wright(5713) was born in Union Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ May 3, 1866.

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