Wright Lancaster

23 September 1809–6 September 1886 (Age 76)
Wayne, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Wright

When Wright Lancaster was born on 23 September 1809, in Wayne, North Carolina, United States, his father, Wright Lawrence Lancaster, was 47 and his mother, Sarah J. Bryant, was 38. He married Mary Davidson on 4 October 1832, in Wayne, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Jackson Township, Fayette, Indiana, United States in 1860. In 1870, at the age of 61, his occupation is listed as worker, wagon shop in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 6 September 1886, in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Washington City Cemetery, Washington, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wright Lancaster
Mary Davidson
Marriage: 4 October 1832
Joseph Lancaster
Matilda Lancaster
James Lancaster
John Lancaster
Sarah Elizabeth Lancaster
Orson Hyde Lancaster
Mary Mate J Lancaster
Andrew William Lancaster
Emma J Lancaster

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 October 1832Wayne, Indiana, United States
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 11
    Historical Information: 1820: Fayette, Indiana, United States
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 21
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Lancaster in northwestern England, which is recorded as Loncastre in 1086. The place takes its name from the river Lune + Old English ceaster ‘city, Roman fortification’ (from Latin castra ‘legionary camp’). The river name is probably British, perhaps related to Gaelic slán ‘healthy’, ‘salubrious’.

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

    Sources (20)

    • Wright Lancaster, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Wright Lancaster in entry for Dillard W Lancaster and Blanche H Garvis, 24 Feb 1932, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Bryant Lancaster in entry for Orson Hyde Lancaster, 12 Jun 1923, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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