Elizabeth M. Bennett

9 October 1817–8 November 1893 (Age 76)
Botetourt, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth M.

When Elizabeth M. Bennett was born on 9 October 1817, in Botetourt, Virginia, United States, her father, Jacob Bennett, was 40 and her mother, Mary Persinger, was 40. She married George Washington Wright on 11 May 1837, in Alleghany, Alleghany, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Virginia, United States in 1870 and Boiling Spring, Alleghany, Virginia, United States in 1880. She died on 8 November 1893, in Alleghany, Virginia, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Alleghany, Virginia, United States.

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George Washington Wright
Elizabeth M. Bennett
Marriage: 11 May 1837
Rebecca Wright
Spencer Wright
George Lee Wright
Jacob H. Wright
Gitano Washington Wright
John Hickerson Wright
Miles Lathwood Wright
Martha Elizabeth Wright
Charles Woodson Wright
Andrew Jackson Wright

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 May 1837Alleghany, Alleghany, Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    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. 
    1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""
    Age 7
    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail
    Age 27
    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the medieval personal name Benedict , from Latin Benedictus ‘blessed’. In the 12th century the Latin form of the name is found in England alongside versions derived from the Old French form Beneit, Benoit, which was common among the Normans. The surname has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century.German: from a short form of the personal name Bernhard .Altered form of French Benet or Bennet or of some other similar (like-sounding) French surname. Altered ending reflects the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (24)

    • Elizabeth Wright in household of Guy W Wright, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Elizabeth Bennett in entry for Andy Jackson Wright, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
    • Elizabeth M Wright in household of George W Wright, "United States Census, 1870"

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