Lydia Wright

12 December 1826–23 April 1900 (Age 73)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Wright was born on 12 December 1826, in Indiana, United States, her father, Benjamin Wright Jr., was 32 and her mother, Mary Polly Hill, was 26. She married Mordecai Owens on 28 October 1847. She lived in Floyd Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Boone, Indiana, United States in 1880. She died on 23 April 1900, in Lebanon, Boone, Indiana, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Brockway Cemetery, Max, Boone, Indiana, United States.

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Mordecai Owens
Lydia Wright
Marriage: 28 October 1847

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    Mordecai Owens



28 October 1847

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 10

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

Age 20

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Lydia Owens in household of Mordecai Owens, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lydia Owen in household of Mordecai Owen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lydia Wright, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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