Mary 'Massy' Wright

9 May 1777–29 July 1853 (Age 76)
Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mary 'Massy'

Mary 'Massy' Wright was born on 9 May 1777, in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. She married John Fuller on 16 February 1801, in Montgomery, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Pike Township, Clark, Ohio, United States in 1840. She died on 29 July 1853, at the age of 76, and was buried in New Carlisle, Clark, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Fuller
1774–1838
Mary 'Massy' Wright
1777–1853
Marriage: 16 February 1801
Nathaniel Fuller
1802–1820
John Fuller
1805–1870
Northrup Fuller
1810–1854
Jane FULLER
1818–1885
Mary Magdalene Fuller
1822–1900

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 February 1801
Montgomery, Virginia, United States
children

(5)

    Male1802–1820Male

    John Fuller

    Male1805–1870Male

    Male1810–1854Male

    Female1818–1885Female

    Mary Magdalene Fuller

    Female1822–1900Female

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 4

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 4

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 23

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Fuller, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Massee Wright Fuller, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Massy Wright, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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