Nancy Jane Wooden

20 June 1826–13 September 1854 (Age 28)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Nancy Jane

When Nancy Jane Wooden was born on 20 June 1826, in Indiana, United States, her father, Solomon Wesley Wooden, was 33 and her mother, Eleanor Hill, was 21. She married James Benjamin Wright on 9 December 1841, in Monroe, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 13 September 1854, in Lawrence, Illinois, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Wright Cemetery, Lukin Township, Lawrence, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Benjamin Wright
Nancy Jane Wooden
Marriage: 9 December 1841
John Riley Wright
Mary Ellen Wright
David Perry Wright
Catherine Wright

Spouse and Children

9 December 1841
Monroe, Indiana, United States


    John Riley Wright


    Mary Ellen Wright





    Catherine Wright


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    John K Wooden


    Milly Susan Wooden



    Rebecca Wooden


    Franklin Perry Wooden


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 6

The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the "British Band", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 10

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Norfolk): variant of Wooding .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy Jane Wright in household of James Wright, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nancy Jane Woodden in entry for James Wright, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Nancy Woodin in entry for Catherine Mcmillen, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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