Nathan Wight

23 October 1773–22 July 1824 (Age 50)
Otisfield, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life of Nathan

When Nathan Wight was born on 23 October 1773, in Otisfield, Cumberland, Maine, United States, his father, Joseph Wight, was 43 and his mother, Abigail Ware, was 32. He married Abigail Hancock in 1798, in Otisfield, Oxford, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1773. He died on 22 July 1824, in Otisfield, Oxford, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Otisfield, Oxford, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Wight
1773–1824
Abigail Hancock
1776–1824
Marriage: 1798
Mary Wight
1798–1802
James Wight
1800–1871
Eliphalet Wight
1802–1869
Mary Wight
1804–1875
Nathan Wight
1805–1862
Susanna Wight
1807–1844
Eunice Wight
1810–1841
Joseph Blake Wight
1812–1842
William Lewis Wight
1815–1851
Abigail Hancock Wight
1817–1851
Jerusha Hancock Wight
1820–

Spouse and Children

    Male1773–1824Male

    Abigail Hancock

    Female1776–1824Female

MARRIAGE
1798
Otisfield, Oxford, Massachusetts, United States
children

(11)

    Mary Wight

    Female1798–1802Female

    James Wight

    Male1800–1871Male

    Eliphalet Wight

    Male1802–1869Male

    Mary Wight

    Female1804–1875Female

    Nathan Wight

    Male1805–1862Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Male1764–1853Male

    Abigail Wight

    Female1767–1815Female

    Male1769–1853Male

    Thomas Wight

    Male1771–1860Male

    Male1773–1824Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 3

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 3

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 14

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: nickname from Middle English wiht, wight ‘nimble’, ‘strong’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nathan Wight in entry for William Wight, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Nathan Wight in entry for William Wight, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Nathan Wight in entry for Eliphalet Wight, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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