Elizabeth Barret

8 March 1829–15 September 1895 (Age 66)
Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Barret was born on 8 March 1829, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, James Barret, was 34 and her mother, Charlotte Webber, was 27. She married Thomas Henry Wright on 9 March 1846, in Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 10 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1855 and lived in Atchison, Atchison, Kansas, United States in 1855 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1855. She died on 15 September 1895, in Peoa, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Peoa, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Henry Wright
Elizabeth Barret
Marriage: 9 March 1846
Charlotte Elizabeth Wright
Joseph Wright
Mary Elizabeth Wright
William James Wright
Suzan or Susannah Wright
Hyrum Smith Wright
Henry Barrett Wright
Francis B. Wright
Elizabeth Wright
Louisa Anne Wright
Mary Wright
Martha Wright
Alice Lovena Wright
Anna B Wright

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 March 1846Nova Scotia, Canada
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 1
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    Age 25
    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1854: Kansas Territory, United States 1855: Atchison, Kansas Territory, United States 1861: Atchison, Kansas, United States

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French/Haitian Matthieu, Mirlande, Philippe.English: variant of Barrett .French: derivative of the topographic name Barre 1 ‘barrier’, or a habitational name from a place called with this word. This surname (in any of the two possible senses; see also 3 below) is also found in Haiti.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (35)

    • Elizabeth Wright in household of Thomas Wright, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Elizabeth in entry for Francis B Wright, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Elizabeth Wright in household of Thos H Wright, "United States Census, 1880"

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