John Wright

about 1759–30 January 1826 (Age 67)
Schenectady, New York, United States

The Life of John

John Wright was born about 1759, in Schenectady, New York, United States as the son of Matthew Wright and Esther Lewis. He married Susan Bassett about 1784, in Schenectady, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Schenectady, Albany, New York, United States in 1800. He registered for military service in 1818. He died on 30 January 1826, in Westerlo, Westerlo, Albany, New York, United States, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

John Wright
1759–1826
Susan Bassett
1750–
Marriage: about 1784
Justus Wright
1782–
Thomas Wright
1785–
John Yates Wright
1787–1865
Earl Wright
1787–
Samuel Wright
1815–
Nehemiah Wright
1790–
William Wright
1790–
Anna Wright
1794–
Fanny Wright
1796–1880
Ebenezer Wright
1800–1876
Jane Wright
1800–
Justus Wright
1811–1834

Spouse and Children

    Male1759–1826Male

    Susan Bassett

    Female1750–Female

MARRIAGE
about 1784
Schenectady, New York, United States
children

(12)

    Justus Wright

    Male1782–Male

    Thomas Wright

    Male1785–Male

    Male1787–1865Male

    Earl Wright

    Male1787–Male

    Nehemiah Wright

    Male1790–Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Matthew Wright

    Male1700–Male

    Esther Lewis

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(6)

    Male1759–1826Male

    Thomas Wright

    Male–1776Male

    Daniel Wright

    MaleMale

    Earl Wright

    MaleMale

    Ebenezer Wright

    MaleMale

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1776

Age 17

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 17

New York is the 11th state.
1777 · New York Adopts a Constitution

Age 18

The Constitution of New York was adopted by the Convention of Representatives of the State of New York on April 20, 1777. New York’s Constitution preceded and strongly influenced the United States’ Constitution. Three governmental branches were created including the executive branch, the judicial branch, and the legislative branch made up of two houses.

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

Sources (2)

  • John Wright, "United States Census, 1800"
  • John Wright, "United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872"

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