Allyn Wright

22 June 1773–1855 (Age 81)
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Allyn

When Allyn Wright was born on 22 June 1773, in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Ebenezer Wright, was 32 and his mother, Grace Butler, was 24. He married Mercy Brown in 1798, in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Rome, Oneida, New York, United States in 1855. He died in 1855, at the age of 82, and was buried in Wright Settlement Cemetery, Rome, Oneida, New York, United States.

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Allyn Wright
Mercy Brown
Marriage: 1798
William Brown Wright
Allyn Jr.
Allen J. Wright Junior

Spouse and Children

Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


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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)

  • Allen Wright, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Allen Wright in household of William B Wright, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Allyn Wright, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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