John Elwood Wright

Male11 June 1822–after 1880

Brief Life History of John Elwood

When John Elwood Wright was born on 11 June 1822, in Greene, Tennessee, United States, his father, Jacob Wright, was 23 and his mother, Catharine Rees, was 24. He married Jemima Walthall Hunnicutt on 24 December 1840, in Greensboro MM, Henry, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in West River Township, Randolph, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States in 1870. He died after 1880.

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Family Time Line

John Elwood Wright
Jemima Walthall Hunnicutt
Marriage: 24 December 1840
Catherine Jane Wright
William Henry Wright
about 1850–1891
Miranda Wright
about 1857–1883
Pvt Benjamin Franklin Wright
Mary E. Wright
John Calvin Wright
Edgar Wright

Sources (12)

  • John Wright, "United States Census, 1860"
  • J. L. Wright in entry for Catherine Jane Wright Stanley, "Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907"
  • John E Wright in household of Simeon Mortimer, "United States Census, 1870"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1840Greensboro MM, Henry, Indiana, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 3

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


    Age 13

    Historical Boundaries 1835: Randolph, Indiana, United States


    Age 16

    Historical Information 1838 - Henry, Indiana, United States

    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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