Sarah Elizabeth Angell

24 February 1831–1905 (Age 73)
North Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Sarah Elizabeth

When Sarah Elizabeth Angell was born on 24 February 1831, in North Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Solomon Angell, was 24 and her mother, Eunice Clark Young, was 21. She married Jefferson R. Wright on 12 December 1847, in Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 8 daughters. She died in 1905, in Oasis, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Deseret City Cemetery, Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States.

Photos & Memories (7)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Jefferson R. Wright
Sarah Elizabeth Angell
Marriage: 12 December 1847
Oscar Jefferson Wright
Virgil Wright
Albert B. Wright
Sarah Ellen Wright
Eunice M Wright
Augusta Eudolphine Wright
Luman B Wright
Marcellus Orrin Wright
Jane M. Wright
Adaline La Verne Wright
Alice Wright
Mary Emma Wright
Alvin Wright
Clara Virginia Wright
Ernest Osborn Wright

Spouse and Children

12 December 1847
Winter Quarters, Douglas, Nebraska, United States


+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1835 · First Fire Insurance

Age 4

On Decmeber 3, 1835, the first fire insurance policy is issued by the Manufacturer Mutual Fire Insurance Company.
1862 · US Naval Academy

Age 31

The US Naval Academy was moved to Newport, Rhode Island from its original in Annapolis, Maryland on May 9, 1862.

Name Meaning

English variant spelling of Angel , or an Americanized form of any of the various European cognates mentioned there.

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Brief History of Sarah Elizabeth ANGELL

Brief History of Sarah Elizabeth ANGELL Sarah was born in Providence, Rhode Island to Solomon Angell and Eunice Young. Born in 1831, she was the oldest child in a family of eight children. She l …

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Wright in household of Heber C Ayers, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah Wright in household of Jefferson Wright, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah E Wright in household of Jefferson Wright, "United States Census, 1860"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.