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The occupation of a wagon maker in 1840.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: I have a question on an old occupation I have never heard of from 1840.  Can you tell me what the occupation of a "wainwright" was?

 

Answer: A wainwright was an early occupation for a maker or repairer of wagons. I have seen this occupation in city directories on occasion.


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