Martha Kitcherel1,2

F, #1782, b. 4 January 1645, d. 9 October 1708
Father*Samuel Kitcherel b. 1619, d. 1649
Mother*Martha Chapman b. 7 Apr 1616, d. 17 Dec 1662
Relationship7th great-grandmother of William Robert Thomas Boyd
ChartsWilliam Robert Thomas Boyd Pedigree
Marjorie Carolyn Hartle Pedigree
     Martha Kitcherel was born on 4 January 1645 at Hartford, Connecticut, America, daughter of Samuel Kitcherel and Martha Chapman.1 Martha Kitcherel married Abel Wright, son of Edward Wright and Agnes Keale, on 1 December 1659 at Massachusetts, America.1 Martha Kitcherel died on 9 October 1708 at Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, America, at age 63.1
     As of 1 December 1659,her married name was Wright.1 She Seven or eight Indians rushed into the house of Lt Abel Wright of Skipmuch in Springfield, and killed two soldiers, Aaron Parsons of Northampton and Benjah Hulbert of Enfield; scalped the wife of Lt Wright, who died Oct 19; took Hannah , the wife of Lieut Wright's son Henry, and probably slew her; killed her infant son Henry in a cradle and knocked in the head of her daughter Hannah, aged 2 years, in the same cradle; the latter recovered. on 26 July 1708 at Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, America.


Abel Wright b. 10 Jan 1631, d. 29 Oct 1725
  • Joseph Wright1
  • Martha Wright1
  • Abel Wright+1 b. 15 Sep 1664, d. 2 Jun 1745
  • Benjamin Wright1
  • Hannah Wright1
  • Henry Wright1
  • Sarah Maud Wright1
  • Mary Wright1
  • Henry Wright1
  • Samuel Wright1
  • Daniel Wright1
  • Elizabeth Wright1
  • John Wright1
  • Elizabeth Wright1
Last Edited2 Sep 2013


  1. [S31] Various, Genealogy Researcher,
    Genealogy of the Wright family 1631-1950 by Frederick Keays Wright and updated and displayed on his website by Norm Lewis.
  2. [S31] Various, Genealogy Researcher,
    Birth: Jan. 4, 1644
    Hartford County
    Connecticut, USA
    Death: Oct. 19, 1708
    Hampden County
    Massachusetts, USA

    Born in Jan 1644/5 to Samuel & Martha (Chapman) Ketcherel. Married Abel Wright 1 Oct 1659 in Springfield MA. Their child: Martha (Wright) Morley.

    Find A Grave contributor Mary Jo Freeman adds:
    Martha was 14 when she married.
    The colonial laws regulated the subject of extravagant dressing. In September 1673 (when Martha was 28 years old) the court recorded:
    "Diverse women at Springfeild (sic) presentd at ye Courte in March last for that being of meane estate they did weare Silkes contrary to Law vixt Goodwife Labden () Goody Colton () Goody Morgan () Goody Barnard () Mercy & Hephzibod Jones () Hunters wife & Daughter & Abell Wrights wife, & warned to this Courte the six former app'ring in Courte they were admonisht of their extyravagancyes & dismist."

    On July 26, 1708, Indians attacked the town of Springfield and the Wright family. Martha was scalped and died 3 months later as a result of her injuries. Their son, Henry's baby was also killed and his wife was captured and died soon after.

    Family links:
    Samuel Ketcherel (1619 - 1649)
    Martha Chapman Ketcherel (1616 - 1662)

    Abel Wright (1631 - 1725)

    Abel Wright (1664 - 1742)*
    Benjamin Wright (1667 - 1704)*
    Mary Wright Bliss (1676 - 1738)*
    Henry Wright (1677 - 1769)*.