NameRachel Wright
Birth20 Oct 1740, Glastonbury, Connecticut
Death1 Jan 1891, East Windsor, Connecticut
Misc. Notes

WARNING: Her parents were found in (Connecticut Society of Colonial Wars Pedigrees • Pedigrees • Cyrus Sherwood Bradley) BUT her husband was listed as Ebenezer Holman (b: Windsor, apr 23 1727; d: East Windsor, mar 9, 1795). It gave their marriage date as May 1 or 2, 1771 in Glastonbury, CT. HOWEVER, the book “Early Connecticut Marriages: Fifth Book, Glastonbury, Milford” gives the following marriage: Ebenezer Coleman & Rachel Wright, May 2, 1771.

name: Rachall

Wright's Island

Wright's Island, about six or seven miles below Hartford, lay a little north of an east and west line drawn through Wethersfield.

Thomas Wright was given a grant of land which took in a part of the island, and he increased his part of it by purchase. He gave this to his sons Thomas and James. The latter increased his part of it by purchase, and left most of it to his son James, who acquired nearly all of it and built a house there in 1711. He had a ferry of his own, and a dock was built near the north end of the island.

There was a noted fishing place there for salmon and shad.

As time went on, the stream east of the island filled up, and a division of its bed was made by arbitration between James Wright and adjacent owners. About 1780/1790, what was known as the island was set off from Wethersfield to Glastonbury, which had been made a town in 1696. The river began to wear away the upper part of the island and continued to do so until the dock finally appeared on the other side of the river, and the Wright living there at that time went and claimed the land about it as his own, and received it too. At the present time, the river flows over what was the island -- "A ten thousand dollar farm gone into the river."  The house was removed to Glastonbury, and is now occupied.

The island was called by the Indians "Mannahannock" ("Great Laughing Place"). The Indians used to meet there and have games and wrestlings.
Birth29 Oct 1731, Hebron, Tolland Co., Connecticut
Death1824, Marlborough, Hartford Co., Connecticut
FatherNiles Coleman (1707-1731)
Marriage2 May 1771, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., CT
ChildrenEbenezer (1781-1873)
 Niles (1786-1855)
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