John Richard Haight

24 January 1824–22 August 1906 (Age 82)
Canaan, Canaan, Columbia, New York, United States

The Life of John Richard

When John Richard Haight was born on 24 January 1824, in Canaan, Canaan, Columbia, New York, United States, his father, Daniel Haight, was 27 and his mother, Ruth Mosher, was 25. He married Elvira Hobson on 10 April 1862, in DuPage, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 22 August 1906, in Naperville, DuPage, Illinois, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Naperville Cemetery, Naperville Township, DuPage, Illinois, United States.

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John Richard Haight
Elvira Hobson
Marriage: 10 April 1862
Hally Charles Haight
Mabel Haight
Elizabeth Ann Haight
John Richard Haight

Spouse and Children

10 April 1862
DuPage, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 8

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

Age 22

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived at the top of a hill ( see Hight ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Haight in household of Wm Becker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Haight, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Haight, "United States Census, 1880"

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