Clarissa Wright

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

The Life Summary 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
Clarissa Wright
Marriage: 6 September 1823
Lurinda Amanda Cook
Charles William Cook
Clement S. Cook
Harriet E Cook
Sara Jane Cook
Elizabeth Cook
Lyman Cook
Cora Linn Cook
John Cook
Clara Sophrona Cook

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 September 1823Westford, Otsego, New York, United States
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    World Events (6)

    Age 4
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    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.

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    Sources (5)

    • 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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