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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Alpha Wright
Lucy Foster
Marriage: 12 December 1811
Clement Wright
Philo Wright
William S. Wheeler Wright
Lucy Ann Wright
Clement Wright
Abigail Wright
Amelia Wright
Mary Wright
Martha Wright
Benjamin Deming Wright
Handel Hayden Wright
Charles Storrs Wright

Spouse and Children

12 December 1811
Portage, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)


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."

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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