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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Family Time Line

John Clark Wightman
1818–1901
Caroline Matilda Standish
1820–1892
Marriage: 24 November 1841
Helen Malinda Wightman
1845–1930
Edward Parson Wightman
1849–1850
John Gano Wightman
1851–
Mary Caroline Wightman
1854–1871
Jennie Fannie Wightman
1857–
Anne R Wightman
1863–1950

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 November 1841
Connecticut, United States
children

(6)

    Female1845–1930Female

    Edward Parson Wightman

    Male1849–1850Male

    John Gano Wightman

    Male1851–Male

    Mary Caroline Wightman

    Female1854–1871Female

    Jennie Fannie Wightman

    Female1857–Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+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.
1846

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.

Possible Related Names

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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