Phoebe Wright

26 April 1763–19 March 1803 (Age 39)
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Phoebe

When Phoebe Wright was born on 26 April 1763, in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Titus Wright, was 45 and her mother, Phebe Edwards, was 40. She married Levi Clapp on 5 April 1783, in Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1763. She died on 19 March 1803, in Easthampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 39.

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Family Time Line

Levi Clapp
1760–1825
Phoebe Wright
1763–1803
Marriage: 5 April 1783
Levi Clapp Jr
1784–1856
Asenath Clapp
1786–1803
Jerusha Clapp
1789–1857
Silence Clapp
1792–1803
Phebe Clapp
1794–1803
Achsah Clapp
1797–1803
Titus Wright Clapp
1800–1800
Clapp
1802–1803

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 April 1783
Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
children

(8)

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

    Female1763–1803Female

    Job Wright

    Male1764–Male

    Wright

    Male1766–1766Male

    Sarah Wright

    Female1768–1806Female

World Events (6)

1776

Age 13

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 13

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 23

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.

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 (3)

  • Phebe Wright, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Phebe Wright, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Phebe Clapp Clapp in entry for Lucius Clapp, "Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961"

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