Dwight family

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The New England Dwight family had many members who were military leaders, educators, jurists, authors, businessmen and clergymen.

Around 1634 John Dwight came with his wife Hannah, daughter Hannah, and sons Timothy Dwight and John Dwight, from Dedham, Essex, England to North America where the town was named Dedham, Massachusetts. Son John died in 1638, and he had two more daughters, before dying in 1660. Known descendants are from their son Captain Timothy Dwight (1629–1717) and his third wife Anna Flint.

Justice Nathaniel Dwight (1666–1711) married Mehitable Partidge (1675–1756) in 1693. Their descendants were:[1]

Captain Henry Dwight (1676–1732), farmer, merchant and judge, married Lydia Hawley (1680–1748). Their descendants were:[6]

  • General Joseph Dwight (1703–1765), judge in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, married Mary Pynchon, and then Abigail (Williams) Sargeant (1721–1791), half-sister to Ephraim Williams Jr.
    • Joseph Dwight, Jr. (1744–1826) married Lydia Dewey (1745–1811)
    • Pamela Dwight (1752–1807), married Judge Theodore Sedgwick (1746–1813)
      • Theodore Sedgwick (1780–1839), lawyer and diplomat, married Susan Anne Livingson (1788–1867)
      • Henry Dwight Sedgwick (1785–1831), anti-slavery lawyer, married Jane Minot (1795–1859)
        • Henry Dwight Sedgwick II (1824–1857), married Henrietta Ellery Sedgwick (1829–1899)
      • Catharine Sedgwick (1789–1867), novelist
      • Charles Sedgwick (1791–1856), clerk of Massachusetts Supreme Court, married Elizabeth Buckminster Dwight (1801–1864)
        • Catharine Maria Sedgwick (1820–1880) married William Minot II (1817–1894)
    • Henry Williams Dwight (1757–1804), married Abigail Welles (1763–1840), descended from Thomas Welles
      • Henry Williams Dwight (1788–1845), lawyer and politician
      • Edwin Welles Dwight (1789–1841), author and minister
  • Captain Seth Dwight (1707–1774), farmer, married Abigail Strong (1710–1780)
    • Ensign Josiah Dwight (1747–1796) married Tabitha Bigelow (c. 1740–1796)
      • Seth Dwight (1769–1825), merchant, married Hannah Strong (1768–1813)
      • Josiah Dwight Jr. (1772–1826) married Sarah Hartwell (1772–1822)
  • Colonel Josiah Dwight (1715–1768), merchant and judge, married Elizabeth Buckminster (1731–1798)
    • Thomas Dwight (1758–1819), politician, married Hannah Worthington (1761–1833)
    • Clarissa Dwight (1762–1820) married Major Abel Whitney (1756–1807)
    • Josiah Dwight, Jr. (1767–1821), merchant, married Rhoda Edwards (1778–1864), granddaughter of Jonathan Edwards
      • Elizabeth Buckminster Dwight (1801–1864) married distant cousin Charles Sedgwick (1791–1856), see above
  • Edmund Dwight (1717–1755) married Elizabeth Scutt (1724–1764)
    • Jonathan Dwight (1743–1831) married Margaret Ashley (1745–1789)
      • Jonathan Dwight Jr. (1772–1840), merchant and politician, married Sarah Shepard (1774–1805)
      • Edmund Dwight (1780–1849), merchant and philanthropist, married Mary Harrison Eliot

References[edit]

  1. ^ Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight (1874). The history of the descendants of John Dwight, of Dedham, Mass 1. J. F. Trow & son, printers and bookbinders. 
  2. ^ Edward Hooker; Margaret Huntington Hooker (1909). The Descendants of Rev. Thomas Hooker, Hartford, Connecticut, 1586-1908. Harvard University. pp. 87, 360–361. 
  3. ^ 'History of Dane County, Wisconsin,' Consul Wilshire Butterfield, Western Historical Society: 1880, Biographical Sketch of Edward W. Dwight, pg. 1288
  4. ^ "Obituary" (PDF). New York Times. January 17, 1910. Retrieved February 2, 2011. 
  5. ^ Kenneth Hopkins (Summer 1985). "Bertrand Russell and Gamel Woolsey". Russell: the Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies (McMaster University): 50–58. 
  6. ^ Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight (1874). The history of the descendants of John Dwight, of Dedham, Mass 2. J. F. Trow & son, printers and bookbinders. 
  7. ^ "Robert Minturn Sedgwick (1899-1976)". Sedgwick Genealogy North America web site. Retrieved January 26, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Francis Minturn "Duke" Sedgwick (1904 - 1967)". Sedgwick Genealogy North America web site. Retrieved January 26, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Obituary" (PDF). New York Times. November 29, 1910.