John Robert Wright

17 January 1854–24 October 1893 (Age 39)
Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John Robert

When John Robert Wright was born on 17 January 1854, in Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, his father, Robert Franklin Wright, was 24 and his mother, Isabella Clements, was 26. He married Nancy Redmon from 1871 to 1872. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1860 and North Carolina, United States in 1870. He died on 24 October 1893, in Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Cane Creek Cemetery, Fairview, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Robert Wright
1854–1893
Nancy Redmon
1848–1892
Marriage: from 1871 to 1872
William Robert Wright
1873–1962
James Riley Wright
1874–1945
Sarah Manerva Isabella Wright
1876–1959
Colombus Newton Wright
1880–1958
Benjamin L Wright
1882–1947
Jesse F. Wright
1884–1956
Harrison H. Wright
1887–1960
Maude M Wright
1889–1908
Nora L. Wright
1892–1978

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
from 1871 to 1872
children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

    Emiline Manerva Wright

    Female1852–1901Female

    Male1854–1893Male

    Newton Alexander Wright

    Male1856–1909Male

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 8

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.
1863

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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)

  • John Wright in household of A T Summey, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Right in household of R F Right, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Wright, "United States Census, 1880"

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