Annuel Wright

Brief Life History of Annuel

When Annuel Wright was born on 11 December 1811, in Indiana, United States, his father, Greenberry Wright, was 34 and his mother, Catherine Lodica Sevedge, was 31. He married Mary VanWinkle on 21 February 1835, in Crawford, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Crawford, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Ohio Township, Crawford, Indiana, United States in 1860. He died on 23 August 1891, at the age of 79, and was buried in Riddle, Ohio Township, Crawford, Indiana, United States.

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Annuel Wright
Mary VanWinkle
Marriage: 21 February 1835
William Greenberry Wright
Telitha Clementine Wright
Joseph H Wright
John S Wright
Delilah Wright
Sarah A Wright
Edward M Wright
Rebecca Wright
Taylor Wright
Mary E Wright
Harrison Wright
Maranda Wright

Sources (5)

  • Ariel Wright, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Annuel Wright, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Annuel Wright, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


Historical Boundaries: 1818: Crawford, Indiana, United States

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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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