Enoch Wright

1785–1878 (Age 93)
Bedford, Virginia, United States

The Life of Enoch

When Enoch Wright was born in 1785, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, his father, James Wingfeild Wright, was 25 and his mother, Tabitha Morris Wray, was 18. He married Susannah Hess on 3 October 1808, in Franklin, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Jackson Township, Elkhart, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died in 1878, in Visalia, Tulare, California, United States, at the age of 93.

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Enoch Wright
Susannah Hess
Marriage: 3 October 1808
Mary Wright
Enos Andrew Wright
Enoch Wright
Fleming Wright
Belinda Wright
Catherine Wright
Lucinda Wright
Isaac Jesse Wright
Miraem Wright
Clairborne Wright
Claiborne Clarence Wright
Jane Wright
Clemens A Wright
Belinda Wright

Spouse and Children

3 October 1808
Franklin, Virginia, United States


+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Wingfeild Wright


    Tabitha Morris Wray




    Mary Wright or Right



World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1788 · Becomes the 10th state

Age 3

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 

Age 27

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

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)

  • Enoch Wright, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Enoch Wright in entry for Claiborne C Wright, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Enoch Wright in entry for Claiborne C Wright, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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