Hester Wright

about 1811–
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Hester

Hester Wright was born about 1811, in Pennsylvania, United States. She had at least 1 daughter with Abijah Peet. She lived in Salem, Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Salem Township, Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

Abijah Peet
1797–1871
Hester Wright
1811–
Lavina Jane Peet
1834–1863

Spouse and Children

children

(1)

    Lavina Jane Peet

    Female1834–1863Female

World Events (8)

1812

Age 1

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 1

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1846

Age 35

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 (2)

  • Esther Peet in household of Abigah Peet, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hester Peet in household of Abijah Peet, "United States Census, 1850"

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