Caleb Wright (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of December 22, 2022:

  • Recruiting patrilineal (all male-line) descendants of Caleb Wright for NGS/WGS testing. Any male who believes they are such a descendant should Read me First

IMPORTANT: Read me First

Still to do as of December 22, 2022

  • NGS/WGS test multiple descendants of Caleb Wright to place the family clade as well as test descendants to discover any subclades unique to descendants lines


First Generation

Caleb Wright, son of Nicholas Wright and Ann ___ was born Sandwich 1645 and died Oyster Bay 5 Feb 1695[/6?]. It is possible he married aft 1673 Elizabeth Dickinson[1] and they had three children[2] William (168_), Elizabeth (16__) and Penelope (168_).

Second Generation

William Wright was born Oyster Bay, NY 8 Dec 168_ (year worn off) and died there 9 Nov 1759. He married about 1706 Elizabeth Rhodes and they had five children: John (1707 m Zeruiah ___), Ann (1710), Mary (1714), Sarah (1719) and Caleb (1730-1752 unm.)

  1. After Caleb's death, Elizabeth married Gershom Lockwood, but they had no children.
  2. Births in Oyster Bay records, but year worn off. All named in Caleb's will, dated 2 Feb 1695.

DNA results TBD

[The Wright Surname Y-DNA Project] currently does not list anyone claiming Nicholas Wright (father of Caleb) as their Most Distant Known Patrilineal Ancestor (MDKPA).

References & External Links

  • White, Elizabeth Pearson, John Howland of the Mayflower, Vol. IV (daughter Elizabeth), Picton Press, Rockport, Maine, 1990, 2008
  • Bartley, Scott Andrew, "Who is Elizabeth, wife of Caleb Wright of Oyster Bay, Long Island?", Mayflower Descendant 55:4-12