Jane Ann Parkhurst

28 May 1823–20 January 1912 (Age 88)
New York, United States

The Life of Jane Ann

When Jane Ann Parkhurst was born on 28 May 1823, in New York, United States, her father, Amos Parkhurst, was 29 and her mother, Roxanna Thompson, was 39. She married James Dunkin Wright on 4 May 1842, in Lewis, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Lewis, Lewis, New York, United States for about 5 years and Grove Township, Taylor, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. She died on 20 January 1912, in Marshall Township, Taylor, Iowa, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Bedford, Taylor, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Dunkin Wright
Jane Ann Parkhurst
Marriage: 4 May 1842
Mary Ann Wright
Lydia M Wright
Charlotte Cornelia Wright
Russell J Wright
Sanford Frances Parkhurst Wright
William E Wright
Teresy D Wright
Eddie C Wright

Spouse and Children

4 May 1842
Lewis, New York, United States


    Mary Ann Wright


    Lydia M Wright


    Charlotte Cornelia Wright


    Russell J Wright


    Sanford Frances Parkhurst Wright


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Amos Parkhurst


    Roxanna Thompson





    Calista Parkhurst


    Charles Amos Parkhurst


    Sanford T Parkhurst


    Mary Elizabeth Parkhurst


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 4

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1847 · The Great Seal of the State of Iowa is made

Age 24

The Great Seal of the State of Iowa was created in 1847 and depicts a soldier standing in a wheat field surrounded by symbols including farming, mining, and transportation with the Mississippi River in the background. An eagle overhead bears the state motto.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places called Parkhurst, for example in Sussex, Surrey, and Hampshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Ulser Wright in household of James Wright, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Jane A Wright, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jane Wright in household of Russel Wright, "United States Census, 1900"

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