Ann Taylor Ford

14 June 1807–27 February 1887 (Age 79)
Hanover, Morris, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor Ford was born on 14 June 1807, in Hanover, Morris, New Jersey, United States as the daughter of Samuel Ford and Selia. She married Caleb Wright on 19 September 1829, in Monmouth, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Chesterfield, Burlington, New Jersey, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 27 February 1887, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Caleb Wright
Ann Taylor Ford
Marriage: 19 September 1829
Ephraim F Wright
Elizabeth Ann Wright
John Wright
Charles Robert Wright

Spouse and Children

19 September 1829
Monmouth, New Jersey, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Ford






World Events (8)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 13

On January 28, 1820, the New Jersey Legislature incorporated the City of Jersey from parts of the Bergen Township. The city would be reincorporated two more times (January 23, 1829 and February 22, 1838) before receiving its official name. Jersey City became part of the new Hudson County in February of 1840.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 23

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a ford, Middle English, Old English ford, or a habitational name from one of the many places named with this word, such as Ford in Northumberland, Shropshire, and West Sussex, or Forde in Dorset.2 Irish: Anglicized form (quasi-translation) of various Gaelic names, for example Mac Giolla na Naomh ‘son of Gilla na Naomh ’ (a personal name meaning ‘servant of the saints’), Mac Conshámha ‘son of Conshnámha ’ (a personal name composed of the elements con ‘dog’ + snámh ‘to swim’), in all of which the final syllable was wrongly thought to be áth ‘ford’, and Ó Fuar(th)áin ( see Foran ).3 Jewish: Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Annie Wright in household of Caleb Wright, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ann Wright in household of Caleb Wright, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ann Wright in household of Caleb Wright, "United States Census, 1850"

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