Colwell (aka Caldwell) Wright (1828-1901) and his descendants



Attached below as a downloadable Word document is a brief article about my Wright ancestors from Northern Ireland.

I am Wright descendant on the side of my paternal grandfather, Thomas Gordon Smith (1885-1967). My earliest known Wright ancestors were George Wright and his wife who was perhaps Mary (_____) Wright or Jane (Bonner) Wright. The attached article focuses on the genealogy of their son Colwell (aka Caldwell) Wright (ca. 1826-1901) of Boston, MA, my great-great grandfather.

Additional information about Colwrll Wright is included in my post “Thomas Smith, Jr. (1861-1894) and Jennie (Wright) (Smith) Simpson (1863-1948)”



— Roger W. Smith




About Roger W. Smith

Roger W. Smith is a writer and independent scholar based in New York City. His experience includes freelance writing and editing, business writing, book reviewing, and the teaching of writing and literature as an adjunct professor. Mr. Smith's interests include personal essays and opinion pieces; American and world literature; culture, especially books and reading; classical music; current issues that involve social, moral, and philosophical views; and experiences of daily living from a ground level perspective. Besides (1), a personal site, he also hosts websites devoted to (2) the author Theodore Dreiser and (3) to the sociologist and social philosopher Pitirim A. Sorokin.
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