John Robert Wright

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

The Life Summary 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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John Robert Wright
Nancy Redmon
Marriage: from 1871 to 1872
William Robert Wright
James Riley Wright
Sarah Manerva Isabella Wright
Colombus Newton Wright
Benjamin L Wright
Jesse F. Wright
Harrison H. Wright
Maude M Wright
Nora L. Wright

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    from 1871 to 1872
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    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.
    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name for a craftsman or maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Middle English and Older Scots wriht, wright, wricht, writh, write (Old English wyrhta, wryhta) ‘craftsman’, especially ‘carpenter, joiner’. The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it often referred to a builder of windmills or watermills. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (23)

    • John Wright in household of A T Summey, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John Wright in entry for H H Wright and Bertha Moore, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
    • John Right in household of R F Right, "United States Census, 1860"

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