07 March 2010

Philemon Wright Day

According to a note in The Ottawa Genealogist today, March 7, 2010, is the 210th anniversary of Philemon Wright and extended family settling in Wrightville, now Gatineau, Quebec.

The party included his wife and six children, his brother Thomas with his wife and six children, and others.

Born in Woburn, Mass, September 3, 1760 Wright successfully pioneered lumber exports down the Ottawa River. He died on June 3, 1839 and is buried in St. James Anglican Cemetery.

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