David Wright

29 August 1788–
Salem, New Jersey, United States

The Life of David

David Wright was born on 29 August 1788, in Salem, New Jersey, United States as the son of Moses Wright and Margaret.

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Moses Wright
1741–1793
Margaret
James Wright
1763–
Samuel Wright
1773–
John Wright
1777–
Hannah Wright
1786–
Moses Frank Wright Sr.
1787–1857
David Wright
1788–
Moses Wright
1791–1791
Jonathan Wright
1792–1792
Margaret Wright
1793–

Parents and Siblings

    Male1741–1793Male

    Margaret

    FemaleFemale

siblings

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World Events (3)

1789

Age 1

George Washington elected first president of United States.
1789 · The United States Constitution

Age 1

Originally comprising seven articles, the United States Constitution is the backbone of the law in the Nation. The first three articles talk about the separation of powers, dividing the government into three branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. Articles Four, Five and Six describe the what each state governments have rights to do, how the states and the federal government should act in their relationship, and how the constitutional amendments are shared between all states. The Seventh Article explains and establishes the procedure used by the thirteen States to ratify it. It is regarded as the oldest written and codified national constitution in force. Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended 27 times, including an amendment to repeal a previous one.
1790 · Trenton - State Capital

Age 2

Trenton, New Jersey officially became the state capital in 1790. The first state governor would be William Livingston.

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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