Bennett Crawford Wright

MaleNovember 1785–22 June 1876

Brief Life History 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 6 sons and 4 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 on 22 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
Sarah G. Wright
Richard Wright
Mariah Wright
Robert G Wright
John G. Wright
Lafayette T. Wright
Mary Jane Wright
Minerva Owen Wright
Reuben J. Wright
William N. Wright

Sources (9)

  • Bennett C Wright, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Bennet C Wright, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Bennet Crawford Wright, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 January 1811Lincoln, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (13)

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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.


    Age 18

    Historical Boundaries 1803: Louisiana Purchase, United States 1812: Missouri Territory, United States 1821: Missouri, United States


    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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