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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Family Time Line

Enoch Henry Raper
1729–1789
Hannah Wright
1738–1785
Marriage: 1750
Robinson Raper
1750–1790
Luke Raper
1750–
Robert Raper
1757–1836
Fanny Raper
1757–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1750
Perquimans, North Carolina, United States
children

(4)

    Robinson Raper

    Male1750–1790Male

    Male1750–Male

    Robert Raper

    Male1757–1836Male

    Fanny Raper

    Female1757–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (2)

1776

Age 38

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

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

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