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Samuel Wright papers, 1767-1877 | Litchfield Historical Society

By Leith Johnson

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Title: Samuel Wright papers, 1767-1877Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Wright, Samuel (1789-1875)

Other Creators: Wright, Jonathan (1745/46-1836)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 01/01/1953

Subjects: Litchfield (Conn.), Taxation - Connecticut - Litchfield, Wright family

Forms of Material: Bonds (legal records), Broadsides (notices), Certificates, Correspondence, Deeds, Estate inventories, Financial records, Land surveys, Leases, Legal documents, Military commissions, Military records, Petitions for bankruptcy, Promissory notes, Receipts, Wills

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers of Samuel Wright (1789-1875) of Litchfield, Conn., including correspondence, deeds, financial records, legal documents, records related to the militia, and tax collection documents. Samuel Wright was the son of Jonathan Wright (1745/46-1836) and his third wife, Thankful Landon (1757?-1831), who was the widow of Benjamin Gibbs. Jonathan's first wife was Leah Bissell (1747?-1782). Many of the deeds in the papers relate to land transactions involving his wives' families. Samuel Wright served as a constable and tax collector and the papers reflect these activities, including such items as bail bonds and several abatement and other tax lists. For some reason in 1817, Wright failed to turn over collected taxes and there is a warrant related to this matter. Wright was also a captain in the Connecticut militia and the papers include his commissions and orders for the mandatory appearance of militiamen. At least one did not report, and there is warrant for the man to pay an $8 fine. The papers also contain promissory notes, orders, receipts and similar financial records.

Subject/Index Terms

Litchfield (Conn.)
Taxation - Connecticut - Litchfield
Wright family

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Mrs. Philip B. Plumb

Acquisition Method: Gift

Preferred Citation: Samuel Wright papers (1953-26-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759

Other Note: This collection was processed with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


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Series 1: Papers, 1767-1877Add to your cart.
Arranged alphabetically by type and then chronologically.
Folder 1: Appointment by the Selectmen of Litchfield of Wright, Jonathan to manage affairs of Wright, James, 1821 Oct 1Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bills, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Bills, after 1840Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Bail bonds, 1813-1818Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Bail bonds, 1819Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Bail bonds, 1821-1826Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Certifications, Wright, Samuel to teach school, 1809-1810Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1815-1849, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Ball, Lacy to Wright, Samuel, 1815 Jun 2Add to your cart.
Writes regarding executions against Aaron Grannis and payment to Justus Locket.
Item 2: Landon, Ebenzer to Wright, Jonathan, 1832 Jul 28Add to your cart.
Writes to his brother-in-law about news of family and friends.
Item 3: Belden, [M. A.?] to Miss Landon, 1849 Dec 4Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Deed, Brunson, John and Brunson, Comfort to Gibbs, Benjamin for land in Litchfield, Conn., 1767 May 21Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Deed, Gibbs, Benjamin to Gibbs, Benjamin for land in Litchfield, Conn., 1770 Feb 13Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Deed, Gibbs, Justis to Gibbs, Benjamin for land and interest in a sawmill in Litchfield, Conn., 1770 Nov 13Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Deed, Bird, John to Gibbs, Benjamin for land in Litchfield, Conn., 1781 Sep 21Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Deed, Baldwin, Joseph to Gibbs, Benjamin for land in Litchfield, Conn., 1782 Jul 5Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Deed, Bartholomew, Josiah to Gibbs, Benjamin for land in Litchfield, Conn., 1784 Dec 30Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Deed, Phelps, John to Bissell, Benjamin for land in Litchfield, Conn., 1790 Dec 30Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Deed, Fry, Rosiah and Fry, Huldah to Wright, Jonathan for land in Litchfield, Conn., 1792 Dec 27Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Deed, Tomlinson, Isaac to Bissell, Zebulon for land in Litchfield, Conn., 1793 May 28Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Deed, Wright, Sally to Wright, Jonathan for land in Litchfield, Conn., 1795 Oct 15Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Deed, Gibbs, Phebe to Wright, Jonathan for land in Litchfield, Conn., 1795 Oct 15Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Deed, Wright, John to Wright, Jonathan for land in Litchfield, Conn., 1797 Mar 2Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Deed, Page, David and Page, Rhoda to Wright, Jonathan for land in Litchfield, Conn., 1801 Mar 23Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Deed, Wright, Polly to Wright, Jonathan for land in Litchfield, Conn., 1801 Sep 8Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Deed, Gibbs, Erastus to Wright, Jonathan for land in Litchfield, Conn., 1802 Sep 25Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Deed, Skinner, Thomas and Adams, Joseph to Wright, Jonathan for land in Litchfield, Conn., 1804 Jun 30Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Deed, Gibbs, Benjamin to Wright, Jonathan for land in Litchfield, Conn., 1805 Aug 6Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Deeds, Gibbs, David to Wright, Jonathan for land in Litchfield, Conn., 1805 Aug 12Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Deed, Wright, Jonathan to Wright, Samuel for land in Litchfield, Conn., 1811  May 9Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Deed, Selectmen of Litchfield to Wright, Jonathan for land in Litchfield, Conn., 1815 Aug 7Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Deed, Osborn, John to Bissell, Nathaniel; Bissell, Benjamin; Bissell, Herman; Bissell, Amos and the rest of the will heirs of Benjamin for land in Litchfield, Conn., 1829 Jun 1Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Deed, Deming, Julius to Wright, Jonathan for land in Litchfield, Conn., 1831 Jan 7Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Deed, Wright, Charles to Wright, Samuel for land in Litchfield, Conn., 1837 May 29Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Deed, Wright, Charles to Wright, Samuel for land in Litchfield, Conn., 1838 Mar 12Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Deeds, 1840-1877Add to your cart.
Unprocessed.
Folder 34: Estate of Chase, Rhoda, 1836-1846Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Estate of Parsons, Phebe, 1841-1842Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Land survey, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Lease, Wright, Samuel to Wright, Jonathan, 1811 May 12Add to your cart.
Folder 38: List of town officers chosen Nov 3 1815 in Litchfield, 1815 Nov 3Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Military commissions, Wright, Samuel, 1813-1818Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Militia records, 1814-1820Add to your cart.
Item 1: To either of the constables of the town of Litchfield, 1814Add to your cart.
Notice that Clemons, Harry has failed to appear for militia duty and he has forfeited $8 for his non-appearance. Reverse has receipt of payment.
Item 2: Wright, Samuel to Hart, Lorenzo, 1819 Aug 24Add to your cart.
All persons belonging to 5th Company 15th Regiment are ordered to appear. Includes list of names.
Item 3: Wright, Samuel to Newcomb, James, 1819 Aug 24Add to your cart.
All persons belonging to 5th Company 16th Regiment are ordered to appear. Includes list of names.
Item 4: Wright, Samuel to Westover, Truman, 1819 Aug 24Add to your cart.
All persons belonging to 5th Company 16th Regiment are ordered to appear. Includes list of names.
Item 5: Wright, Samuel to Westover, Truman, 1820Add to your cart.
Order to members of 5th Company 16th Regiment to appear. Includes list of names.
Folder 41: Miscellaneous, undatedAdd to your cart.
A sheet with calculations and a wrapper addressed to Samuel Wright.
Folder 42: Orders, 1817, 1867Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Promissory notes, 1805-1815Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Promissory notes, 1817-1823Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Promissory notes, 1828-1838Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Promissory notes, 1846-1872Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Receipts, 1815-1827Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Receipts, 1828-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Receipts, 1840-1851, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 50: Record of several highways in Litchfield formerly laid out and set apart as such in various parts of this town but never recorded, 1769 Mar 28Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Statements of accounts, 1816-1849, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 52: Tax collection papers, 1814-1817, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Bill abatements on list, 1814Add to your cart.
Item 2: Abatements on list, 1815Add to your cart.
Item 3: Account of orders paid to Samuel Buel Treasurer, 1815 Nov 8Add to your cart.
Item 4: Bond, Wright, Samuel and Wright, Jonathan to Buell, Samuel Treasurer, 1816 Mar 1Add to your cart.
Item 5: Warrant, Wright, Samuel to collect taxes, 1817 Jul 1Add to your cart.
Item 6: Warrant, Town of Litchfield v. Wright, Samuel, 1817 Aug 5Add to your cart.
Item 7: Lord, Phineas to Wright, Samuel, undatedAdd to your cart.
The selectmen have abated $10 on the list of Moses Wheeler which was an abatement on a sawmill.
Item 8: State tax, town tax list, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 53: Writs, 1812-1815Add to your cart.
Item 1: Page, Daniel vs. Dunbar, Buller, 1 January 1812Add to your cart.
Item 2: Spencer, Dier & Spencer, Samuel vs. Hall, John, 23 June 1812Add to your cart.
Item 3: Blake, James vs. Barry, Sally, 23 July 1813Add to your cart.
Item 4: Harvy Clemons, 20 December 1813Add to your cart.
Item 5: Ball, Lacy vs. Grannis, Aaron, 25 March 1815Add to your cart.
Item 6: Cheney, Silas E. vs. Wright, Jonathan 2nd, 10 April 1815Add to your cart.
Item 7: Grant, Charles vs. Wright, Jonathan 2nd, 10 April 1815Add to your cart.
Item 8: Gates, James vs. Ward, David, 12 October 1815Add to your cart.
Item 9: Bishop, Solon vs. Sherman, Peter, 4 & 9 December 1815Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Writs, 1816-1817Add to your cart.
Item 1: Wright, Samuel, c. 1816Add to your cart.
Item 2: Blake, James vs. Wright, Jonathan II, 10 Septemer 1816Add to your cart.
Item 3: Moulthorp, Isaac Jr. vs. Landon, James, 26 September 1816Add to your cart.
Item 4: Welch, John vs. Garner, Samuel, 23 November 1816Add to your cart.
Item 5: Welch, John vs. Bonney, Thomas, 25 November 1816Add to your cart.
Item 6: Gross, Thomas vs. Barber, Joseph, 26 November 1816Add to your cart.
Item 7: Churchill, John vs. Wright, Jonathan II, 27 March 1817Add to your cart.
Item 8: Griswold, Benjamin vs. Smith, Horace, 7 May 1817Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Writs, 1817-1828Add to your cart.
Item 1: Welch, John vs. Frisbie, Elihu, 8 December 1817Add to your cart.
Item 2: Bishop, Solon vs, Swift, Nathaniel Jr. and Swift, Julius, 29 December 1817Add to your cart.
Item 3: Smith, Hides vs. Gilbert, Samuel, 3 September 1818Add to your cart.
Item 4: Harvey, Robert vs. Frisbie, Nelson, 27 January 1819Add to your cart.
Item 5: Thomas, Lyman vs. Dean, Daniel A., 5 December 1821Add to your cart.
Item 6: Swan, Marson vs. Strong, Elijah, 11 January 1827Add to your cart.
Item 7: West, John M. vs. Page, David, 4 October 1827Add to your cart.
Item 8: Bradley, Alfred vs. Moulthorp, Truman, 30 September 1828Add to your cart.
Item 1: Broadside, petition of Smith, Aaron to the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut, 1815 Apr 19Add to your cart.

Desires that the Assembly grant him an Act of Insolvency.

Currently stored in Oversize Box 12.


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