Jerusha W Wright

17 July 1778–13 June 1852 (Age 73)
Lebanon, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Jerusha W

When Jerusha W Wright was born on 17 July 1778, in Lebanon, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Daniel Wright, was 22 and her mother, Patience Bill, was 21. She married Elias Sturtevant on 22 December 1795, in Gilsum, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Westport, Westport, Essex, New York, United States in 1850. She died on 13 June 1852, in Essex, Essex, Essex, New York, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Westport, Westport, Essex, New York, United States.

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Elias Sturtevant
Jerusha W Wright
Marriage: 22 December 1795
Daniel Wright Sturtevant
Harriet Sturtevant
Deacon George Washington Sturtevant
John Jay Sturtevant
Sophronia Sturtevant
Almira Sturtevant
Maria Wright Sturtevant

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22 December 1795
Gilsum, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States


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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 19

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 22

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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)

  • Jerusha Sturtevant in household of George W Sturtevant, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jerusha W Wright, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Jerusha Wright, "New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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