Daniel Wright1,2,3,4

M, b. circa 1710
FatherEdmund Wright II b. 1670, d. Oct 1733
MotherSarah Townsend b. c 1685, d. a 1746/47
     Daniel was born circa 1710 in the Town of Oyster Bay, Queens County, Long Island, New York. Daniel married Keziah Sammis, daughter of David Sammis [Samwayas] and Sarah (?), in 1730 in the Town of Oyster Bay, Queens County, Long Island, New York.


Keziah Sammis b. c 1712


  1. [S106] Howland Delano Perrine, The Wright Family of Oysterbay, L.I. with the ancestry of and descent from Peter Wright and Nicholas Wright, 1423-1923, page 150 - no. +478 Daniel, d. Mch., 1781; ; page 156 - No. 478 DANIEL WRIGHT (Edmund, 465), d. Mch. 1781, m. Keziah Sammis, of Long Island. 1730. In 1746 Daniel Wright resided in N. Y. City. His will, dated Feby. 18, 1777, was proved ApI. 26. 1781. On Nov. 28, 1757, "Petition from Daniel Wright of N. Y., merchant, and owner of a sloop 'Keziah.' 6 guns, for a commission for James Parker, to command his sloop," a privateer. ( N. Y. County Surrogate's Court, Liber 33 of Wills, p. 265.) Issue: no.495 Elizabeth, b. 1743; m. Benjamin James, of Pennsylvania, 1767; b. 1742; d. after 1799. Benjamin James was a Loyalist, and at the close of the War removed to Nova Scotia. (Hist. of Annapolis Co.. Nova Scotia. 1897, W. A. Calnek, pp. 350, 534.).
  2. [S30] New York Historical Society, Collections of the New York Historical Society Abstract of Wills, Volume 33: page 240.
  3. [S22] Norman Davis, Westchester Patriarchs, A Genealogical Dictionary of Westchester Co., N.Y., page 271 - Daniel Wright of Cortlandt, will: 8 Feb 1777; codicil 3 March 1781; proved 26 March 1781; wife Rachel b. ca. 1730 of Yorktown, d/o Daniel & Ester Lane Horton; Children: Daniel 1751-1777 per codicil, Sarah m. ____ Frost, Hannah, Ester 1761 m. Enoch Knapp, Micaiah, Fanny/Frances m. ____ Field, James, Millicent m. ____ Beadle, Rachel m. _____ Field, Phebe m. _____ Howland, Glorianna b. 1777-1781 added to codicill,.
  4. [S105] William S. Pellatreau, Early wills of Westchester County, New York : from 1664 to 1784 : a careful abstract of all wills (nearly 800) recorded in New York Surrogate's Office and at White Plains, N.Y. from 1664 to 1784
    , page 333-335 - 633. Daniel Wright, Manor of Cortland leaves personal property to wife Rachel. Directs
    "my land bought of George Booth whereon Nathaniel Underhill lives," to be sold. Leaves to his 7 daughters Sarah, Hannah, Esther, Fanny, Milli-cent, Rachel and Phebe each L40. Leaves rest of lands to sons Daniel, Micaiah and James. Makes wife Rachel and her brother Stephen Horton ex
    ecutors. Dated Feb. 8, 1777. Codicil dated March 3, 1781, mentions that his son Daniel has died and leaves L 40 to his daughter Gloriana. Proved April 26,1781 [Note: this does not appear to be the same Daniel as brother of Jotham. Perrine notes this as his death & will-klm].