Isaac Wright

MaleJuly 1816–

Brief Life History of Isaac

When Isaac Wright was born in July 1816, in Bourbon, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Wright, was 29 and his mother, Martha Kelly, was 28.

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John Wright
1787–1849
Martha Kelly
1788–
Amanda Jane Wright
1810–1891
Sarah Ruth Wright
1828–
James Wilson Wright
1812–1898
Andrew W Wright
1814–1906
Isaac Wright
1816–
Mary Ann Wright
1819–1834
Martha Hamilton Wright
1822–1839
John Alexander Wright
1824–1853
Nancy R. Wright
1826–1843

Sources (3)

  • Isaac K Wright in household of Jas W Wright, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Perrin, William Henry, ed.. History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky. Chicago, IL, USA: O. L. Baskin, 1882.
  • Issac Wright in household of Sallie Marsh, "United States Census, 1900"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (9)

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World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 2

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 34

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a craftsman or maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Middle English and Older Scots wriht, wright, wricht, writh, write (Old English wyrhta, wryhta) ‘craftsman’, especially ‘carpenter, joiner’. The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it often referred to a builder of windmills or watermills. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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