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590 Unknown Wright
d. 4 Mar 1867
Jane Unknown
b. About 1877
d. 25 Nov 1850
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Relationship Events:
Ancestor Leaf 405 Rachel Wright b. About 1808 inPennsylvania, USA; d. 30 Oct 1852 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

David McDonald

Eight Children: Catharine Wright, Susannah, Edward W., Anna, David L., Hamilton, Charles Alexander, and Francis McDonald

  Susan Wright b. About 1814 in Pennsylvania, USA; d. 3 Nov 1863 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
John Tallman Savin Six Children: Samuel, Martha Ann, George D., Susan W., John, and Mary Savin


Obituaries and Death Certficates and Records:

Death Certificate and information about Jane Wright, mother of Rachel Wright McDonald and Susan Wright Savin.

Jane Wright

Jane Wright Obituary

Transcription of above obituary: Died, on Monday evening, 25th inst, Mrs. Jane Wright, in the 77th year of her age. Her friends and acquaintances and those of the family are respectfully invited to attend her funeral, from the residence of her son-in-law, John T. Savin, Fishers Lane, near the Germantown Railroad, Bristol Township, this (Wednesday) afternoon, ?? o'clock withour further notice. To proceed to Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Research about Jane from Genealogist Susan Koeble.

Jane Wright

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The Odd Fellows Cemetery Record shows that Jane Wright was buried with her daughter Rachel McDonald and Rachel's husband David, Rachel's brother David L. McDonald, and two toddlers of Rachel's daughter Susan.

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Proof of the relationship of Rachel McDonald to Jane Wright and Susan Savin comes from the 1860 Census which shows two of Rachel's children, Edward and David, living with their Aunt Susan and her family. (Notice that "Savin" is misspelled, which found it impossible to find under the correct name, but a search for Edward located him with his Aunt).

Susan Savin Census

Susan's niece Susannah (her sister Rachel's daughter) married a man named James Reside White. This couple had at least eight children before they vanished from the Census forms after 1870. Their two youngest children were born in Chicago, Illinois. Four of those children, Grant, Catharine Selina, John Winters, and Martha were living with Rachel's brother Edward McDonald and his wife Emma at the 1880 Census. (Donald was living with a couple who called him their "adopted son.") The baptism record below shows that Grant, Catharine, Donald, and John Winters White were all baptized in 1877. The parents' names are listed along with their sponsors. Martha Butcher was Susan Wright Savin's daughter Martha, who married John Butcher. Elizabeth Biddle was probably the mother of Edward's wife Emma Biddle McDonald. (Reed McDonald was Edward's son).

St. Luke's Baptism of White Children

Susannah's youngest child Martha was baptized in 1878 at the same church (St. Luke's). Her sponsor was her cousin (Susan's daughter), Martha Butcher.

Susan indicated on one Census form that she was born in New Jersey. However, two of her children indicated she was born in Pennsylvania, and the Death Certificate found for the Susan Savin we believe is Jane Wright's daughter Susan indicates she was born in Bux (Bucks?) County, Pennsylvania.


Susan's older sister Rachel Wright McDonald and her children all indicate that Rachel was born in Pennsylvania.