Mary Jane Neeley

8 October 1833–20 July 1909 (Age 75)
Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Neeley was born on 8 October 1833, in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States, her father, Lewis Neeley Sr., was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Miller, was 25. She married Jonathan Calkins Wright on 24 February 1852, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1851 and Whitehaven, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1871. She died on 20 July 1909, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Calkins Wright
Mary Jane Neeley
Marriage: 24 February 1852
Peter Wright
Lorenzo Snow Wright
Lehi Wright
Brigham Wright
Rachel Wright
Mortimer Wright
Seth Wright
Moses Jonathan Wright
Cornelius Wright
William Wilford Woodruff Wright
Mary Wright
Benjamin Franklin Wright

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 February 1852Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 6
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1853 · Many Called to Settle the New Area
    Age 20
    From 1853-1854, Lorenzo Snow was called with 60 other families to help settle and strength Brigham City and the surrounding area.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: shortened form of McNeilly , from Mac an Fhilidh ‘son of the poet’.

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

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    Sources (49)

    • Mary J Wright in household of Jonathan C Wright, "United States Census, 1880"
    • May Jane Neely in entry for Rachel Wright Or Evans, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Mary J Wright in household of Jonnathan Wright, "United States Census, 1870"

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