John G. B. Wright

1839–Male
Indian Creek Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States

The Life of John G. B.

When John G. B. Wright was born in 1839, in Indian Creek Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States, his father, Elijah D. Wright, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Margaret Condor, was 27.

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Family Time Line

Elijah D. Wright
1800–1877
Elizabeth Margaret Condor
1812–1885
Preston Wright
1828–
Mary Ann Wright
1829–1888
Nancy Jane Wright
1831–1908
Acha Ellender Wright
1834–1903
David Milton Wright
1835–1919
John G. B. Wright
1839–
Filbert Wright
1843–1843
William L. Wright
1844–
Paris Wright
1847–
Ann Wright
1856–
Emily Wright
1857–

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World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 2

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
1846

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 31

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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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  • John G B Wright in household of Elijah Wright, "United States Census, 1850"

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