Abraham Reister Wright Sr

18 August 1811–1 July 1889 (Age 77)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Abraham Reister

When Abraham Reister Wright Sr was born on 18 August 1811, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William E. Wright, was 34 and his mother, Mary Pearce Kite, was 24. He married Mary Ann Brockerman on 19 December 1833, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1861. He died on 1 July 1889, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Reister Wright Sr
Mary Ann Brockerman
Marriage: 19 December 1833
William Brockerman Wright Sr
Amanda Melvina Wright
Hannah Ann Wright
Abraham Reister Wright Jr
Mary Catherine Wright
John Rudy Wright
Isaac Kite Wright
Charles Henry Wright
George Washington Wright

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 December 1833Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
    Age 1
    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 21
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    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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    History of Abraham & Mary Wright

    This story was found at findagrave.com Son of William Emory Wright and Mary Pearce Kite Married Mary Ann Brockerman, 19 Dec 1833, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Children - Amanda Melvina W …

    Sources (41)

    • Abm Ruster Wright in entry for Amanda Melvina Wright, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
    • A R Wright, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Abraham Wright in entry for William Brockerman Wright, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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