Alpha Wright

26 December 1789–1 March 1856 (Age 66)
Winchester, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Alpha

When Alpha Wright was born on 26 December 1789, in Winchester, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Wright, was 46 and his mother, Sarah Case, was 31. He married Lucy Foster on 12 December 1811, in Portage, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 1 March 1856, in Tallmadge, Summit, Ohio, United States, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Alpha Wright
1789–1856
Lucy Foster
1790–1875
Marriage: 12 December 1811
Clement Wright
1812–1906
Philo Wright
1812–1844
William S. Wheeler Wright
1814–1883
Lucy Ann Wright
1816–1899
Clement Wright
1818–1821
Abigail Wright
1820–
Amelia Wright
1825–1848
Mary Wright
1827–1884
Martha Wright
1827–1907
Benjamin Deming Wright
1829–1894
Handel Hayden Wright
1832–1854
Charles Storrs Wright
1834–1854

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 December 1811
Portage, Ohio, United States
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1791

Age 2

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 13

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1808

Age 19

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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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Sources (3)

  • Alpha Wright, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Alpha Wright, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Alpha Wright, "Ohio, Summit County, Veteran Burial Cards, 1700-1941"

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