Joseph Wight, Deacon

Male 1705 - 1792


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  • Name  Joseph Wight, Deacon 
    Suffix  Deacon 
    Born  14 Jan 1705  Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  25 Apr 1792  Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    • Deacon Joseph Wight, in 89th year. (in 87th y. a. 87 y. 3 m.)
    Notes 
    • Joseph Wight and Martha Thompson of Bellingham were married in Boston with Samuel Checkley, Esq. officiating. They lived at Bellingham and their children were born there.
      Joseph Wight was among the fifteen founders of the Baptist Church in Bellingham, the fourth Baptist church in all of Massachusetts. He was elected deacon in 14 February 1755. The other fourteen original signers were Nicholas Cook, Benjamin Force, Ebenezer Hayward, Eleazer Hayward, Samuel Hayward, Eliphalet Holbrook, Joseph Partridge, Edward Pickering, Eleazer Taft, John Thompson, Jonathan Thompson, Peter Thompson, Samuel Thompson, and Elnathan Wight. The church was built in Crimpville.
      Joseph is known in Bellingham records as Deacon Joseph Wight, Jr. He is last mentioned in church records 2 July, 1773, when at a regular meeting it was voted to dismiss him from serving as "princibal member to signe certifiticks." The death record at Bellingham indicates Joseph died in his "89th year." Martha died in Bellingham aged 76.
    Person ID  I14303  Bryant
    Last Modified  10 Jan 2004 

    Father  Joseph Wight,   b. 07 Sep 1679, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1758, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mercy,   b. 1680,   d. 31 Jan 1724/25, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1702  Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F968  Group Sheet

    Family  Martha Thompson,   b. 28 Mar 1705, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Dec 1781, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Oct 1729  Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Samuel Wight,   b. 25 Dec 1730, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 May 1790, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Abigail Wight,   b. 03 Mar 1735, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Sep 1808, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Peter Wight,   b. 14 Feb 1737, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1749, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mercy Wight,   b. 08 Jul 1740, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1741, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Nathan Wight,   b. 26 Jan 1744, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Feb 1744, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Joseph Wight,   b. 08 Jun 1749, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1749, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F357  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jan 1705 - Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Oct 1729 - Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Apr 1792 - Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S159] Amy, David Thomson, Amy, Colonel Henry Joseph, (Author, Eastchester, New York, 1962), p.9.

    2. [S60] MASS, Vital Rec., Medfield:105.

    3. [S60] MASS, Vital Rec., Bellingham:221.


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