Horton D. Haight
|Horton D. Haight|
|Utah territorial legislature|
|Born||Horton David Haight
June 20, 1832
Moravia, New York, United States
|Died||January 19, 1900
Oakley, Idaho, United States
|Resting place||Oakley Cemetery
|Spouse(s)||Louise (née Leavitt) Haight|
|Parents||Hector Caleb Haight
Julia Ann (née Van Orden)
Horton David Haight (June 20, 1832 – January 19, 1900) was a Mormon pioneer. He first came to Utah at age 14 in 1847 as a member of Daniel Spencer's immigrant company. He was in charge of a freight company that came to Utah Territory in 1859 and led four "down-and-back" companies in the 1860s. These "down-and-back" companies sent wagons and teams from Utah, and brought back new emigrants, their baggage, and nther freight on the return trip.
Life and career
Haight was born in Moravia, Cayuga County, New York. He was the son of Hector Caleb Haight and his wife, Julia Ann (née Van Orden). The family moved to Illinois in 1837 and joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in 1845, moving to Nauvoo. He was in the company sent to aid the Latter-day Saints on the trail in coming into Salt Lake City in 1848. In 1857, he served with Lot Smith in delaying the approach of Johnston's Army.
Haight lived for many years in Farmington, Utah. His wife Louise (née Leavitt) Haight was a counselor to Aurelia Spencer Rogers in the first Primary, which was organized in Farmington. Louise Haight also came from a family who had ties to the LDS church. Her father was Weare Leavitt, born at Grantham, New Hampshire, and his wife Phoebe (née Cowles) Leavitt of Claremont, New Hampshire.
In 1882, he was sent to Oakley, Idaho by John Taylor, the president of the LDS Church. Haight served there as a bishop until 1887 and then became president of the newly formed Cassia Stake. He served as stake president until his death in 1900. Haight also served as a county commissioner in Cassia County, Idaho.
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- Jenson, Andrew (1901). "HAIGHT, Horton David". Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia 1. Salt Lake City, Utah: Andrew Jenson History Company. pp. 302–303. Retrieved 2009-12-16.
- Arrington, Leonard (1958). Great Basin Kingdom. Lincoln, Neb: University of Nebraska Press.
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- Andrew Jenson. Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, vol. 1, p. 302
- C. Terry Warner, “Elder David B. Haight,” Ensign, October 1976, p. 5
- H. Dean Garrett, “The Honeymoon Trail,” Ensign, July 1989, p. 23
- Search page for the "Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel" database - searching here will list pioneer companies in which Haight was involved