Joseph Wright

Maleabout 1775–

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Wright was born about 1775, in Lebanon, Grafton, New Hampshire, British Colonial America, his father, Phineas Wright, was 19 and his mother, Zilpha Downer, was 21.

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Family Time Line

Phineas Wright
1757–1829
Zilpha Downer
1755–1829
Phineas Wright
1773–
Joseph Wright
1775–
Charlotte Wright
1777–
Lucy Wright
1777–
William Wright
1785–
Eunice Pheoba Wright
1793–1847
George Wright
1788–1874

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    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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