Sarah Wright

6 September 1841–
Belmont, Ohio, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Wright was born on 6 September 1841, in Belmont, Ohio, United States, her father, Benjamin Wright, was 22 and her mother, Caroline L. Hess, was 22. She lived in Mead Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Pultney, Belmont, Ohio, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Wright
1819–1896
Caroline L. Hess
1819–1900
Sarah Wright
1841–
Loretta Jane Wright
1843–1916
Mary E Wright
1844–1918
Alexander James Wright
1846–
George W Wright
1847–1909
John A Wright
1850–
Perry Oliver Wright
1852–1929
Eliza Ellen Wright
1854–1908
Samuel Wright
1856–1913
Margaret A. Wright
1859–1937
Robert Wright
1861–1927

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Wright

    Male1819–1896Male

    Female1819–1900Female

siblings

(11)

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World Events (8)

1846

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 19

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 31

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and northern Irish: occupational name for a maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Old English wyrhta, wryhta ‘craftsman’ (a derivative of wyrcan ‘to work or make’). The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it generally referred to a builder of windmills or watermills.2 Common New England Americanized form of French Le Droit, a nickname for an upright person, a man of probity, from Old French droit ‘right’, in which there has been confusion between the homophones right and wright.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Wright in household of Benjamin Wright, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Wright in household of Benjamin Wright, "United States Census, 1860"
  • 1850 United States Census Record

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