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Turbutt WRIGHT

(1741-1783)

WRIGHT, Turbutt, (cousin of Robert Wright), a Delegate from Maryland; born at “White Marsh,” near Chester Mills (now Centerville), Queen Annes County, Md., on February 5, 1741; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the General Assembly of Maryland in 1773 and 1774; one of the signers of the Association of Freemen of Maryland July 26, 1775; member of the Maryland constitutional convention in 1776; appointed February 3, 1777, by the council of Maryland as a member of the council of safety to fill the place of James Lloyd Chamberlaine, resigned, and served until the dissolution of the council on March 21, 1777; commissioned a justice of Queen Annes County in 1779; register of wills of Queen Annes County in 1779 and 1780; Member of the Continental Congress in 1782; again served in the State general assembly in 1781 and 1782; died on his estate, “White Marsh,” near Centerville, Md., in 1783; interment in the family burial plot on the homestead.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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