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US Civil War Soldiers flag    George Washington  WRIGHT

  (b. 4 December 1820 South Carolina, USA   d. 14 July 1864 Griffin, Spalding, Georgia, USA )  
Summary: George Washington WRIGHT was born 4 December 1820 in South Carolina, USA. George Washington WRIGHT was the child of Abraham WRIGHT and Anna BURTZ (BURTS) and the grandchild of: (paternal)  George WRIGHT and Editha "Eady" SHIRLEY (maternal)  Frederick BURTZ (BURTS) and Rachel INMAN

George Washington was a soldier in the U.S. Civil War.

He married  Eliza Jane GRESHAM 20 November 1843 in Meriwether, Georgia, USA .  The couple had (at least) 1 child. Eliza Jane GRESHAM  was born 25 July 1824 in Tennessee, USA.  She died 9 December 1863 in Meriwether, Georgia, USA.  She was the daughter of Edward Harris GRESHAM and Mary HOGAN (HOGUE).

George Washington WRIGHT died 14 July 1864 in Griffin, Spalding, Georgia, USA.

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George Washington WRIGHT married flag  Eliza Jane GRESHAM-- Date: 20 November 1843 Place: Meriwether, Georgia, USA
Eliza Jane GRESHAM was the daughter of Edward Harris GRESHAM and Mary HOGAN (HOGUE)




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flag   Columbia Anna WRIGHT (b.2 June 1855, Meriwether, Georgia, USA  d. 9 April 1899, Austin, Texas, USA)
m. Thomas Samuel JOHNSON 11 November 1875


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George Washington WRIGHT
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Birth
4 December 1820
, South Carolina, USA

Biography
"George W. Wright was the son of Abraham Wright and Anna Burtz Wright. He was born in Laurens...Read MORE...


USA 1825 - October 26 - Erie Canal completed
The work completed. - This is the day, and 10 o'clock the hour, when the first boat from Lake Erie...Read MORE...





USA 1831 - January 1 - First Abolitionist Newspaper
The first abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, published in Boston by William Lloyd Garrison

www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html - January 1, 1831

USA 1836 - The Alamo and Texas Declaration of Independence
In 1836, a small band of Texans fought the Mexican Army from inside an old mission chapel known as...Read MORE...


USA 1837 - The Panic of 1837
The Panic of 1837 was a financial crisis in the United States that touched off a major recession...Read MORE...


World History 1839 - January 2 – First photograph of the Moon taken by photographer Louis Daguerre.

www.wikipedia.org - January 2, 1839

USA 1840 to 1860s - French-Canadian emigration to the United States
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USA 1840s - 1880s - The Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail was a wagon road stretching 2170 miles from Missouri to Oregon's Willamette...Read MORE...



1843 Marriage / Partner
George Washington WRIGHT and Eliza Jane GRESHAM 20 November 1843, Meriwether, Georgia, USA

USA 1846 - April 25 – Mexican–American War: Open conflict begins over border disputes of Texas' boundaries.
The war, stemming from the United States’ annexation of Texas in 1845 and from a dispute over...Read MORE...


USA 1848 - January 24 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California.
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USA 1848 - February 2 - Mexican–American War formally ends with signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ceding virtually all of what becomes the Southwestern United States to the U.S.

www.wikipedia.org - February 2, 1848

USA 1851 - June 5 - Uncle Tom's Cabin Appeared in Serial Form
This influential book is often included in lists of "causes of the Civil War" (1861-65). Harriet...Read MORE...


USA 1853 - Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations
Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations was a World's Fair held in 1853 in what is now Bryant...Read MORE...


USA 1854 - July - Republican Party formed for abolition of slavery.
It began in a little schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1854. A small group of dedicated...Read MORE...


1855 Birth of Child
Columbia Anna WRIGHT was born 2 June 1855, Meriwether, Georgia, USA

USA 1860 - Civil War - On December 20, 1860, a little over a month after Abraham Lincoln had been elected President, South Carolina seceded from the Union. Six more states followed by the spring of 1861.

www.civilwar.org/ education/ history/ civil-war-overview/ triggerevents.html - December 20, 1860

USA 1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, formally took leave of the Senate in a few eloquent remarks. He...Read MORE...


USA 1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away States

www.wikipedia.org - February 8, 1861

USA 1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.
The shelling of the fort was the culmination of a simmering conflict in which a small garrison of...Read MORE...


USA 1861 - April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.

www.wikipedia.org - April 20, 1861

USA 1861 - October 26 – The Pony Express announces its closure.
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USA 1861 - November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America
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USA 1863 - January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation...Read MORE...


USA 1863 - July 1–3 – American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg – Union forces under George G. Meade turn back a Confederate invasion by Robert E. Lee in the largest battle of the war (28,000 Confederate casualties, 23,000 Union).

www.wikipedia.org - July 3, 1863



1863 Death of Spouse/Partner
Eliza Jane GRESHAM died 9 December 1863, Meriwether, Georgia, USA
Death
14 July 1864
Griffin, Spalding, Georgia, USA


George is buried at: Flat Rock Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery Rocky Mount Meriwether County Georgia, USA

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