Biography of the Wight Family of Alabama, NY





The paternal ancestor of the Wight family was born on the Isle of Wight. He located in Massachusetts about 1628. Of the family was Ephraim, born 1645, who had two sons, Nathaniel (born 1678) and Dan-. iel. Nathaniel's son Levi was born in 1712, and married Susanna Barstow. They had 10 children, of whom Levi, 2d, was born in Thompson, Conn., in 1761. He married Sarah Corbin in 1782, and they were parents of 11 children. Levi, 2d, died at Centerville, N. Y., in 1830, and his wife died 1852. Of this family was Abbott, born in Oxford in 1787 (died 1863), who married, at Fairfield, N. Y., Alice Cabott, of Dudley, in 1812, and they had nine children, viz.: Lorinda, Emeline, and George, of Alabama; Angeline, who married Benjamin Hunt, of Alabama; Levi, of Pembroke; Roxy, who married Daniel D. Cole, of Michigan; Perry, who died 1862, aged 31 years; and Abbott and Abel, of Alabama.

George Wight was born in Monroe County in 1816, and located here in 1837: He married, in 1846, Esther; daughter of Reuben and Mary (Whitehead) Golden, of Elba. Their son Miles was born in and in 1877 married Etta E; Clark. Their children are Eliza, Irene, Harry C., George H., Luella Mabel, and Walter C.

Abbott Wight was born in Allegany County in 1825, and came to Alabama in 1837. He was reared on a farm, and married, in 1853, Sarah A., daughter of Ephraim and Minerva (Reed) Hewett. Their daughter Nettle Rosaline married Myron Williams, of Batavia, and their son P. Hewett resides at home. Mr. Wight is a farmer and resides on road 50.

Abel Wight was born in 1828, and in 1850 married Maria, daughter of Lyman and Sally (Cabot) Hitchcock. Their children are Bruce, Hale, and Noah, of Alabama; Cabot, who died in infancy (1859); D. Fay, born 1860, who is a teacher; Grace W., who married Augustus Hunt; Orma, who married John A. Hunt in 1883; Dan, who died in infancy; and Inez, born April 21, 1872. Abel Wight is a farmer and resides on road 50. Bruce Wight married (1877) Adaline, daughter of Amasa and Elizabeth (Beecher) Bliss, and their children are Hattie Maria and Effie Irene. Hale Wight married Christina E., daughter of William and Charlotte (Hotchkiss) Ingaisbe, in 1873, and their children are Dean R., born November 17, 1878; Viola, born November 17, 1881; and Owen, who died in infancy (1886). Noah Wight married Ida May, daughter of John and Lydia Ann (Aucry) Ackerson, December 20, 1874 They have a son, Abel J.


FROM:
Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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