James D Wright

1849–
Indian Creek Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States

The Life of James D

When James D Wright was born in 1849, in Indian Creek Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States, his father, John Wiley Wright, was 21 and his mother, Elizabeth Steel, was 21.

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Family Time Line

John Wiley Wright
1828–1902
Elizabeth Steel
1828–1898
Bud Wright
1847–
James D Wright
1849–
Tilford Preston Wright
1850–1927
Levi Newton Wright
1855–1918
William A. Wright
1856–
Martha Jane Wright
1857–1902
Tobe Lewis Wright
1862–1917
Mary Etta Wright
1865–1929
John Ransom Wright
1868–1900

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World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 2

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1863

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 32

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and northern Irish: occupational name for a maker of machinery, mostly in wood, of any of a wide range of kinds, from Old English wyrhta, wryhta ‘craftsman’ (a derivative of wyrcan ‘to work or make’). The term is found in various combinations (for example, Cartwright and Wainwright ), but when used in isolation it generally referred to a builder of windmills or watermills.2 Common New England Americanized form of French Le Droit, a nickname for an upright person, a man of probity, from Old French droit ‘right’, in which there has been confusion between the homophones right and wright.

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

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  • James Wright in household of John Wright, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James D Wright in household of John Wright, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James D Wright - residence: null; 3 August 1860; Indian Creek, Monroe, Indiana, United States

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