Rev. Joel Franklin Wright

Brief Life History of Joel Franklin

When Rev. Joel Franklin Wright was born on 26 November 1849, in Russia, Saranac, Clinton, New York, United States, his father, Henry Philander Wright, was 26 and his mother, Henrietta Hathaway, was 19. He married Mary Jane Baker on 10 July 1869, in Saranac, Clinton, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Saranac, Clinton, New York, United States in 1870 and Chazy, Clinton, New York, United States in 1915. He died on 2 February 1939, in Houghton, Caneadea, Allegany, New York, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Mason Cemetery, Peru, Clinton, New York, United States.

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Rev. Joel Franklin Wright
Mary Jane Baker
Marriage: 10 July 1869
Eva Ann Wright
Martin H Wright
Mina Wright
Dr. Allen Henry Wright
Frank Herbert Wright
Loyal Silas Wright Sr.
Edna A. Wright
Jennie Henrietta Wright

Sources (23)

  • Franklin Write in household of Henry Write, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joel F Wright, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"
  • Dr Wright in entry for Dr Allen Wrige, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a craftsman or maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Middle English and Older Scots wriht, wright, wricht, writh, write (Old English wyrhta, wryhta) ‘craftsman’, especially ‘carpenter, joiner’. The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it often referred to a builder of windmills or watermills. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

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

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Rev. Joel Franklin Wright (26 November 1849 – 1939)

Spouse: Mary Jane Baker Birth: Oct 1853 in Whallonsburg, Essex, New York, USA Death: 1932 Known children: Eva Wright 1871 – Mina Wright 1876 – Allen H. Wright 1878 – 1943 Frank Herbert Wright …

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