We find the following persons assessed for taxes in May, 1798, but are not able to determine where their "improvements" were: John Tenbroek, Nathan Stephens, Gilbert Townsend, John Andrews, David King, Enoch Miller and his son, Ebenezer Kenney, Abel Beeman, John Mattice, H. Schomaker, Isaac D. Forrest, Hezekiah Davis, Joseph McFarlin, Isaac Hughson, John Mabie, Asel Jared and William Patchen, Eph. Brownson, Jacob Virgill, Stephen Kiddar, William Bill, Obadiah Ruland, Henry Shoomaker and Jacob Wright.
J. H. WRIGHT, hardware dealer, a son of Henry Wright, was born at Deposit December 6th, 1817, and in 1825 removed to Delhi and engaged in the dry goods business. After four years he went into the hardware trade-the same place he now occupies-and is the oldest dealer in town. He was married to Maria Griswold February 2nd, 1842. Mr. Wright's grandfather P. Wright, settled in Colchester when Henry was born. He married Eliza Edick and moved to Deposit in 1820, and thence to Delhi with his son.