Hector Caleb Haight

Brief Life History of Hector Caleb

When Hector Caleb Haight was born on 17 January 1810, in Windham, Greene, New York, United States, his father, Caleb Haight, was 31 and his mother, Keturah Horton, was 32. He married Julia Ann Van Orden on 10 December 1829, in Greene, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died on 16 June 1879, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Hector Caleb Haight
Julia Ann Van Orden
Marriage: 10 December 1829
Mary Adelia Haight
Hector W. Haight
Hector C Haight
Horton David Haight
Caleb Haight
William Van Orden Haight

Sources (105)

  • Hector C Haight, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Hector C Haight, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949" (1879)
  • Hector C in entry for Wm Vanorden Haight, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


Illinois is the 21st state.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

possibly a variant of Hight , a topographic name for someone who lived at the top of a hill. This form of the surname is now rare in Britain.

perhaps sometimes a nickname from Middle English hait ‘merry; revelry’.


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

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Journal of History (RLDS) Vol. 10 1917pp. 168-201 INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF MARY HELEN GRANT NOTE BY V.E.S.

The time nears when there will be none to remember the experiences, as they are witness, of the pioneers of America in the rough. The ox team, the pony express, the buffalo wallow, the wagon raft, th …

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