George Wright

1768–18 September 1849 (Age 81)
New York, United States

The Life of George

When George Wright was born in 1768, in New York, United States, his father, James Wright, was 19 and his mother, Elizabeth Rugg, was 21. He had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Anna Beers. He died on 18 September 1849, in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Coryland Presbyterian Cemetery, Gillett, South Creek Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Wright
1768–1849
Anna Beers
1784–1873
James Wright
1809–1890
George Henry Wright
1819–
Laura S. Wright
1820–1842
John B Wright
1824–1906
Mary Ann Wright
1827–1900

Spouse and Children

children

(5)

    Male1809–1890Male

    George Henry Wright

    Male1819–Male

    Female1820–1842Female

    Male1824–1906Male

    Mary Ann Wright

    Female1827–1900Female

Parents and Siblings

    James Wright

    Male1749–1811Male

    Female1747–1799Female

siblings

(7)

    Polly Wright

    Female1768–Female

    Male1768–1849Male

    James Wright Jr.

    Male1776–1851Male

    Betsey Wright

    Female1779–1868Female

    Martha Wright

    Female1784–Female

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 8

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1776

Age 8

New York is the 11th state.
1791 · Whiskey Rebellion Occurs

Age 23

The Whiskey Rebellion was a protest against taxes on whiskey by farmers and distillers. People were tarred and feathered. They attacked Bower Hill and headed towards Pittsburgh. The militia was sent in to try and stop it. It finally ended with a repeal of the tax.

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)

  • George Wright, "Find A Grave Index"
  • George Wright in entry for George Wright and Elizabeth Cady, "Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995"
  • George Wright in entry for George Henry Wright, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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