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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Family Time Line

Enoch Wright
1785–1878
Susannah Hess
1789–1846
Marriage: 3 October 1808
Mary Wright
1808–1894
Enos Andrew Wright
1823–1874
Enoch Wright
1809–1856
Fleming Wright
1810–1850
Belinda Wright
1813–1871
Catherine Wright
1815–1895
Lucinda Wright
1817–1880
Isaac Jesse Wright
1819–1888
Miraem Wright
1819–1908
Clairborne Wright
1822–
Claiborne Clarence Wright
1824–1917
Jane Wright
1828–
Clemens A Wright
1830–
Belinda Wright
1831–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 October 1808
Franklin, Virginia, United States
children

(14)

+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Wingfeild Wright

    Male1760–Male

    Tabitha Morris Wray

    Female1767–1838Female

siblings

(2)

    Mary Wright or Right

    Female1780–1810Female

    Male1785–1878Male

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. 
1812

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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