Sarah L. Wright

21 March 1823–6 May 1903 (Age 80)
Trimble, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Sarah L.

When Sarah L. Wright was born on 21 March 1823, in Trimble, Kentucky, United States, her father, John Strother Wright, was 41 and her mother, Charlotte Pendleton, was 26. She married John Lewis Winn on 26 January 1842, in Trimble, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Constantia, Oswego, New York, United States in 1875. She died on 6 May 1903, in Kentucky, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Lakeland, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.

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John Lewis Winn
Sarah L. Wright
Marriage: 26 January 1842
Mary Columbia Winn
child Winn
Katherine W Winn
Robert Winn
John L. Winn
Jerry H. Winn
Anna Winn
Cora Winn

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26 January 1842
Trimble, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

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.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 7

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

Age 23

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Winn in household of John L Winn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Winn in household of John L Winn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Winn in household of John Winn, "New York State Census, 1875"

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