John Wright

1787–August 1834 (Age 47)
Lincoln, Kentucky, United States

The Life of John

When John Wright was born in 1787, in Lincoln, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, his father, Jesse Wright, was 23 and his mother, Dosha Peyton, was 25. He died in August 1834, at the age of 47.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Wright
1764–1830
Dosha Peyton
1762–1830
Isaac Wright
1786–1845
John Wright
1787–1834
Moses Wright
1787–1871
Virginia Wright
1790–1816
Jesse Wright
1790–1859
Elizabeth Wright
1790–
Oliver Wright
1794–
Enoch Wright
1796–
Philippa Wright
1797–
Elizabeth Wright
1798–1799
Karen Happuck Wright
1800–1877
Ellis Wright
1802–1877
Nancy Jane Wright
1804–1827
Cleber M. Wright
1804–
Joel Wright
1805–1843
Octavia Wright
1806–1807
Elizabeth Wright
1808–1842
Octavia Wright
1809–1877

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World Events (8)

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 0

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1792 · Becomes the 15th State

Age 5

On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 13

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

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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