Barasheba Wright

1791–1822 (Age 31)
Franklin, Virginia, United States

The Life of Barasheba

When Barasheba Wright was born in 1791, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, her father, Joseph Wright Sr., was 50 and her mother, Judith Pate, was 49. She married Joel Simmons on 13 September 1806, in Franklin, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She died in 1822, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 31.

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Family Time Line

Joel Simmons
Barasheba Wright
Marriage: 13 September 1806
Catherine " Kitty" Simmons
Charlotte Simmons
Andrew Simmons
Parlee Simmons
Harriet Simmons

Spouse and Children

13 September 1806
Franklin, Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 0

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

Age 5

On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 9

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)

  • Barsheba Wright in entry for Joel Simmons, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1943"
  • Barsheba Wright in entry for Joel Simmons, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1943"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Barsheba Wright - Published information: birth-name: Barsheba Wright

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