George Wright

about 1802–14 June 1844 (Age 42)
Shelby, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of George

George Wright was born about 1802, in Shelby, Kentucky, United States. He died on 14 June 1844, at the age of 42.

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George Wright
1802–1844
Miss Cardwell

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World Events (3)

1803
Age 1
France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size
Age 1
The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created
Age 10
During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

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.

Possible Related Names

Cartwright
Wainwright
Arkwright
Wrights
Wrightsman
Wrightson

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