Born in Maryland about 1814, Joshua W. Wright came to Seneca Falls in the early 1840s as a freedom seeker. Like Thomas James, another freedom seeker who settled in Seneca Falls, Wright became a prosperous barber and active abolitionist. He owned several pieces of property and served for many years as trustee of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, an antislavery church that hosted the nation’s first woman’s rights convention. He and his first wife Samantha lived in this house from 1853 to 1858. He died in 1882 and is buried with other Wesleyan Church members in Spring Brook Cemetery, Seneca Falls.
Visitor Information: Currently not open to public.
Location: 61 Bridge Street, Seneca Falls, Seneca, 13148
National Park Unit: No
Ownership: John and Francesca Clark
Location Type: Site
Freedom Seekers: Joshua W. Wright,Thomas James