Nancy Jane Wooden

Brief Life History of Nancy Jane

When Nancy Jane Wooden was born on 30 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 Jr 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 Jr
1822–1906
Nancy Jane Wooden
1826–1854
Marriage: 9 December 1841
John Riley Wright
1843–1914
Mary Ellen Wright
1845–1914
Wright
1848–1848
David Perry Wright
1849–1920
Catherine Wright
1851–1923
Wright
1854–1854

Sources (7)

  • Nancy Jane Wright in household of James Wright, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nancy Jane Wooden Wright, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Nancy Wright in entry for Rev John Riley Wright and Norma B, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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

"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

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 (Kent, Middlesex, and Norfolk): variant of Wooding .

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

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