Bennett Crawford Wright

November 1785–June 1876 (Age 90)
Amherst, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Bennett Crawford

When Bennett Crawford Wright was born in November 1785, in Amherst, Virginia, United States, his father, Isaac Wright, was 45 and his mother, Susannah Ellis, was 41. He married Rebecca Brown Givens on 4 January 1811, in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Macon, Macon, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Missouri, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1812. He died in June 1876, in Macon, Missouri, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Jacksonville, Randolph, Missouri, United States.

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Bennett Crawford Wright
Rebecca Brown Givens
Marriage: 4 January 1811
Mariah Wright
Richard Wright
Robert G Wright
Lafayette T. Wright
Mary Jane Wright
Minerva Owen Wright
Reuben J. Wright
William N Wright

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 January 1811Lincoln, Kentucky, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 1
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
    1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.
    Age 2
    The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
    Age 27
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    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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    Sources (9)

    • Bennett C Wright, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Bennet C Wright, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • B C Wright, "United States Census, 1870"

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