Melvina Wright

about 1842–
Pierpont, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States

The Life of Melvina

When Melvina Wright was born about 1842, in Pierpont, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, her father, Lampson Wright, was 43 and her mother, Caroline Holmes, was 37. She lived in Pierpont Township, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

Lampson Wright
1799–1890
Caroline Holmes
1805–1847
Edmond Dean Wright
1826–1870
Melvina Wright
1842–
Henry D. Wright
1845–
Eliza Belle Wright
1829–1884
Alzina L Wright
1831–1910
Harriet M. Wright
1838–
Coralynn L. Wright
1841–1862

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World Events (8)

1846

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 18

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 33

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Helvina Wright in household of Sampson Wright, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Melvina Wright in household of Sampson Wright, "United States Census, 1860"

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