Nicholas Wright

1830–
Alabama, United States

The Life of Nicholas

When Nicholas Wright was born in 1830, in Alabama, United States, his father, Nicholas Wright, was 36 and his mother, Barbary Jane "Missey" Jones, was 28. He married Lydia Ann McMurtrey on 10 October 1848. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died in Lauderdale, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nicholas Wright
1830–
Lydia Ann McMurtrey
1825–
Marriage: 10 October 1848
Carrol Wright
1849–
Newton W Wright
1851–1922

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 October 1848
children

(2)

    Male1849–Male

    Newton W Wright

    Male1851–1922Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 0

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 19

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.
1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 31

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

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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  • Nicholas Right, "United States Census, 1850"

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