Clarissa Wright

29 March 1804–24 August 1845 (Age 41)
Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Clarissa

When Clarissa Wright was born on 29 March 1804, in Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Jason Wright Jr., was 25 and her mother, Sally Taylor, was 26. She married Samuel Cook on 6 September 1823, in Westford, Otsego, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 24 August 1845, in Pompey, Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Delphi Falls, Pompey, Onondaga, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Cook
1803–1889
Clarissa Wright
1804–1845
Marriage: 6 September 1823
Lurinda Amanda Cook
1824–
Charles William Cook
1825–1911
Clement S. Cook
1827–1915
Harriet E Cook
1833–1897
Sara Jane Cook
1835–1866
Elizabeth Cook
1836–1890
Lyman Cook
1837–
Cora Linn Cook
1839–1920
John Cook
1841–1897
Clara Sophrona Cook
1843–1927

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 September 1823
Westford, Otsego, New York, United States
children

(10)

    Lurinda Amanda Cook

    Female1824–Female

    Charles William Cook

    Male1825–1911Male

    Clement S. Cook

    Male1827–1915Male

    Harriet E Cook

    Female1833–1897Female

    Sara Jane Cook

    Female1835–1866Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (6)

1808

Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 8

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 15

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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 (3)

  • Acenith Cook in entry for Cora Linn Gleason, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
  • Clara in entry for Charles W. Cook, "Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930"
  • Clarissa Wright Cook, "Find A Grave Index"

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