Joseph Wight

Male 1679 - 1758


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  • Name  Joseph Wight 
    Born  07 Sep 1679  Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  25 Oct 1758  Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    • "gast entred" he died in his 81st year.
    Notes 
    • In vital records, Samuel Wight diary mentions Joseph died in his 81st year, "gast entred". Joseph Wight inherited his father's homestead and buildings on North Street, Medfield. The surname of his wife Mercy has thus far eluded most diligent search. Joseph was married second to Mrs. Martha Thayer of Bellingham, Mass. To this town he removed in 1729, selling his Medfield estate. His name appears, 23 November, 1737, in the first list of members of Bellingham Baptist church, of which he was one of the deacons. Martha Thayer Wight's will discloses that she had a daughter who was married to Jonathan Thompson.
      !The Wights, page 20
      !History of Medfield, by Tilden:p.513

      Joseph Wight came to Bellingham in 1729 and was the grandson of Thomas Wight who was at Watertown in 1635 and Dedham in 1637. Thomas and his wife Alice moved to Medfield. Their son Samuel married Hannah Albee, and his house was burned by Indians. His son Joseph b. 1675, married Martha Thayer.
      !History of the Town of Bellingham, MA, 1719-1919; Geo. Partridge
    Person ID  I14310  Bryant
    Last Modified  18 Feb 2001 

    Father  Samuel Wight,   b. 05 Feb 1640, Dedham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1716, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Hannah Albee,   b. 16 Aug 1641, Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1723, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Mar 1663  Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Family ID  F971  Group Sheet

    Family 1  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 
    Children 
     1. Mercy Wight,   b. 06 Nov 1702, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jan 1783, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Joseph Wight, Deacon,   b. 14 Jan 1705, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1792, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Samuel Wight,   b. 08 Mar 1706/7, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1708, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Rebecca Wight,   b. 02 Jun 1709, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Keziah Wight,   b. 22 Nov 1712, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1717, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Elnathan Wight,   b. 23 Dec 1715, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Nov 1761, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Martha Wight,   b. 18 Sep 1718, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Kezia Wight,   b. 25 Jan 1724, Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1756, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F968  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Martha Thompson,   b. 28 Aug 1675, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1759, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  15 Feb 1725  Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Family ID  F970  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 07 Sep 1679 - Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1702 - Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Feb 1725 - Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Oct 1758 - 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.8.

    2. [S139] Wight, D.P., Mem. Thos. Wight, Wight, Danforth Phipps, M.D., (Press of T.R. Marvin. 24 Congress Street, Boston, MA, 1848), p.16.

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

    4. [S60] MASS, Vital Rec., Medfield:113.

    5. [S176] Albee, Fam. Records, Albee, Robert S., (Author, Washington, DC, 1920), p.3.

    6. [S94] Wight, The Wights, Wight, William Ward, (Swain & Tait, Milwaukee, WI, 1890), p.20.


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