Hannah Wright

1738–January 1785 (Age 47)
Perquimans, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Wright was born in 1738, in Perquimans, North Carolina, United States, her father, Samuel Wright, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Barclift, was 14. She married Enoch Henry Raper in 1750, in Perquimans, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died in January 1785, in her hometown, at the age of 47.

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Enoch Henry Raper
Hannah Wright
Marriage: 1750
Robinson Raper
Luke Raper
Robert Raper
Fanny Raper

Spouse and Children

Perquimans, North Carolina, United States


    Robinson Raper



    Robert Raper


    Fanny Raper


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World Events (2)


Age 38

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 38

North Carolina is the 12th state.

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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  • North Carolina, Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998
  • Ancestry Family Trees

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