William Wright

30 January 1800–5 October 1871 (Age 71)
Suffolk, England

The Life Summary of William

When William Wright was born on 30 January 1800, in Suffolk, England, his father, Benjamin Wright, was 41 and his mother, Frances Sewards, was 38. He married Charlotte Rouse on 5 April 1832, in Sempringham with Pointon and Birthorpe, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870 and Bluffdale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 5 October 1871, in Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Wright
Charlotte Rouse
Marriage: 5 April 1832
William Wright
Benjamin Wright
Samuel Wright
Joseph Wright
Mary Ann Wright
Elizabeth Wright
Sarah Jane Wright
John George Wright
Benjamin Rouse Wright
Priscilla Wright
Charles Rouse Wright
Ann Wright
Frances Elizabeth Wright

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 April 1832Sempringham with Pointon and Birthorpe, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    Age 15
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 19
    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. 

    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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    Story Highlight

    Biography of John George Wright

    Biography of John George Wright John George Wright, the fifth child of William and Charlotte Rouse Wright, was born 11th Oct. 1843, at Pointon, Lincolnshire, England. He was about medium height and we …

    Sources (63)

    • William Wright, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • William in entry for Charlotta Wright, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Willm Wright, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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