Nancy Haven Wight

7 February 1818–3 December 1906 (Age 88)
Wales, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Nancy Haven

When Nancy Haven Wight was born on 7 February 1818, in Wales, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Pliny Wight, was 34 and her mother, Anna Fletcher, was 37. She married Doliver Johnson on 12 November 1840, in Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Whitesboro, Whitestown, Oneida, New York, United States for about 20 years. She died on 3 December 1906, in Whitestown, Oneida, New York, United States, at the age of 88.

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Doliver Johnson
Nancy Haven Wight
Marriage: 12 November 1840
Anna Johnson

Spouse and Children

12 November 1840
Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Caroline Metcalf Wight


    Preston Fletcher Wight


    Leonard Burke Wight


    Nathan Davenport Wight


    Mary Lawrence Wight


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World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 9

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 28

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

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)

  • Nancy H Johnson in household of Lyman L Wight, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Nancy Johnson in household of Julius Watkins, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nancy H Johnson in household of Warren Shaw, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"

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