Mercy

Female 1680 - 1725


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  • Name  Mercy  
    Born  1680 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  31 Jan 1724/25  Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • Mercy Wight, w[ife] of Joseph, Jan. 31, 1724[/25]
    Notes 
    • Evidence for Mercy Wheelock, daughter of Samuel Wheelock and Sarah Kendricks, proposed as the wife of Joseph WIGHT.

      Mercy Wheelock was born 27 Dec 1685.

      Mercy ____ and Joseph WIGHT were married c. 1702 (first known child b. Medfield 6 November 1702, named Mercy). Mercy Wheelock would be age 17 years. Joseph was 23.

      There is no marriage record for Joseph WIGHT to Mercy in any town records found. Joseph was born in Medfield, it would be very likely he would have married in Medfield to a woman of Medfield. There is no marriage record for Mercy WHEELOCK in any town.

      Have found no death record of Mercy Wheelock even though most of her siblings died young and all their death's are recorded in Medfield.

      There is no other child in Medfield born named Mercy that would have been even close to the age of the wife of Joseph WIGHT.

      Joseph and Mercy named their second daughter, Rebecca. Mercy Wheelock's had sister Rebeka who died young.

      Her grandmother was Rebecca Clarke. There are no persons named Rebecca in the WIGHT family.

      WIGHT and WHEELOCK's did intermarry, (not a lot) Mercy's daughter, Martha Wight, m. Jonathan Wheelock, son of Benjamin.

      Case against:

      Note: Tilden, in the "History of Medfield, 1650-1886" reports that Mercy "died young". No record exists in Medfield, though, and this is the ONLY reference I've seen that makes this "died young" claim.

      In Samuel Wheelock's will there is no mention of daughter Mercy, and his two living daughters Sarah and Mehitable are both mentioned.
    Person ID  I14311  Bryant
    Last Modified  11 Jan 2004 

    Family  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 
    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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1702 - Medfield, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S94] Wight, The Wights, Wight, William Ward, (Swain & Tait, Milwaukee, WI, 1890), p.20.

    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.17.

    3. [S60] MASS, Vital Rec., Medfield:241.


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