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Henry Wright

Henry Wright was born in England circa 1750. In his youth he immigrated to America with a brother, locating in Rutland, Pennsylvania where he married Mary Christina Klingensmith. They became the parents of eight children who grew to adulthood. After the American Revolution, Henry Wright settled first on Grosse Ile which became part of the United States after Jay’s Treaty of 1794. Henry Wright and his family then relocated to the New Settlement, on the north shore of Lake Erie. The Wrights were all known as excellent farmers. They attended the Church of England and politically were Conservative. Henry died in 1813.

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