Abijah L. Wright

Brief Life History of Abijah L.

When Abijah L. Wright was born on 29 June 1780, in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Pelatiah Wright, was 45 and his mother, Alice Powers, was 43. He married Molly Fletcher on 7 September 1800, in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1850. He died on 20 September 1834, in Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Wright Cemetery, Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Abijah L. Wright
Molly Fletcher
Marriage: 7 September 1800
Horatio Cobb Wright
Archibald Wright
Martin Wright
Erastus Wright
Martin Wright
Benjamin Loring Wright
Warren Wright
Laura Ann Wright

Sources (29)

  • Abijah Wright, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Abijah Wright, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Abijah Wright, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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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