Name: Benjamin Nicholson WRIGHT
Given Name: Benjamin Nicholson
Birth: 29 Apr 1841 in Queen Anne's County, Maryland
Death: 9 Jul 1900 in Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
1. Baltimore Sun obituary with biographical information1. From: Emory, Mary Bourke. Colonial Families and Their Descendants. Press of the Sun Printing Office. Baltimore. 1900.
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Mr. Benjamin Nicholson Wright, the youngest son of Colonel Thomas Wright and Rebecca Pue Lux Wright, of the "Church Farm," married Ethlin, the refined and cultured daughter of the late Wm. F. Parrott, of Centreville, and had issue, viz.: Thomas Hynson, William Fletcher, Emma Lux, Marcella and Guy. These interesting children all died in infancy. Mr. Parrott was largely engaged in mercantile business and farming, his country home being the fine estate called "Walnut Ridge," near Centreville. He was an active and zealous worker in his Master's vineyard, and his death has caused a void in the community in which he lived that will not be easily filled. Mr. Wright was educated at the well-known school of the late Thomas Archer, of Harford County, and at the celebrated school of Wm. F. Myers, deceased, of West Chester, Pa. At the latter school he took a three years' course, attained the highest merit, and was accorded the honor of valetudinarian. He has been for some years chief clerk to the Comptroller of the Treasury, at Annapolis, senior warden of St. Ann's Church, a director in the savings institution of Annapolis, and a member of the Maryland Society of Sons of the American Revolution. He was named for his great uncle, Benjamine Nicholson, who, as previously stated, was captain in the United States Army and aid-de-camp to Gen. Pike at the battle of York, Canada.
Mr. Benjamin N. Wright is considered one of the most efficient officers in the State of Maryland. His polished and retiring manners have won him many warm friends, among them the late Maj. Sprigg Harwood, who was a contemporary of his father, and who took great pleasure in recalling incidents of their early lives, many, many years ago. Mr. Wright is a charming man, an "ideal" gentleman, possessing an ease of manner peculiar to himself and his senior brothers.
"The spirit of his noble race sits brightly on his brow." "Had I a musical lyre, I would awaken a chord and prolong its strains" to the praises of the grandsons of Col. Thomas Wright, of "Reed's Creek," noble-hearted, chivalrous men, who have few equals, no superiors. May they live to a good old age and their beautiful traits of character be reflected in the younger members of the Wright family.
2. 1870 Maryland Census
Centreville, Queen Anne's County
Benjamin W. Wright 30 Farmer b. MD
Ethlin " 27 b. MD
3. The Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland: A Genealogical and biographical review from wills, deeds and church records. Baltimore, Md.: Kohn & Pollock, 1905.
4. A national register of the society, Sons of the American Revolution
By Sons of the American Revolution, Louis Henry Cornish, Alonzo Howard Clark
5. Baltimore Sun obituary
Father: Thomas WRIGHT b: ABT 1796 in Baltimore, Maryland
Mother: Rebecca Pue LUX b: 1804 in Baltimore, Maryland
Ethlin (Ethelyn) PARROTT b: 11 Dec 1842 in Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
- Thomas Hynson WRIGHT b: 4 Oct 1866
- William Fletcher WRIGHT
- Emma Lux WRIGHT
- Marcella WRIGHT
- Guy WRIGHT