Alexander Wright

Brief Life History of Alexander

When Alexander Wright was born on 27 January 1804, in Marnoch, Banffshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Wright, was 23 and his mother, Ann Wilson, was 24. He married Hannah Butterfield on 25 May 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Ontario, Canada in 1835 and lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 August 1876, in Virgin, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Virgin Cemetery, Virgin, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Alexander Wright
Hannah Leigh Walters
Marriage: 23 November 1856
Sarah Ann Wright
Alexander Walters Wright
Elizabeth Jean Wright
William Walters Wright
Hannah May Wright
John Edmond Wright

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  • Alexander Wright, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alexander Wright, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Alex in entry for Sarah Ann, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

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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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Alexander Wright

Father’s Name: William Wright Mother’s Maiden Name: Ann Wilson Born: 27 January, 1804 Where: Marnock, Banffshire, Scotland Baptized: 1836 in Canada Married: Hannah Walters Endowed, Married, Sealed: 1 …

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