Caroline Matilda Standish

14 March 1820–4 March 1892 (Age 71)
Bozrah, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Caroline Matilda

When Caroline Matilda Standish was born on 14 March 1820, in Bozrah, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Erastus Standish Sr, was 37 and her mother, Sarah Giddings, was 32. She married John Clark Wightman on 24 November 1841, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States for about 20 years and Stafford, Tolland, Connecticut, United States in 1880. She died on 4 March 1892, in West Stafford, Stafford, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Stafford, Tolland, Connecticut, United States.

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John Clark Wightman
Caroline Matilda Standish
Marriage: 24 November 1841
Helen Malinda Wightman
Edward Parson Wightman
John Gano Wightman
Mary Caroline Wightman
Jennie Fannie Wightman
Anne R Wightman

Spouse and Children

24 November 1841
Connecticut, United States



    Edward Parson Wightman


    John Gano Wightman


    Mary Caroline Wightman


    Jennie Fannie Wightman


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Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 9

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

Age 26

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire (now part of Greater Manchester), so named from Old English stān ‘stone’ + edisc ‘pasture’. There is another place so named in Gloucestershire, but it does not seem to be the source of the surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Caroline Whiteman in household of John C Whiteman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Caroline M Wrightman in household of John C Wrightman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Caroline M Wightman in household of John C Wightman, "United States Census, 1880"

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