::Dwight family

::concepts



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

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:<ref name="dwight1">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

  • Colonel Timothy Dwight (1694–1771), lawyer married Experience King (1693–1763)
    • Major Timothy Dwight (1726–1777), married Mary Edwards (1734–1807), daughter of theologian Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758)<ref name="hooker">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

|CitationClass=book }}</ref>

      • Timothy Dwight IV (1752–1817), president of Yale College 1795–1817, married Margaret (or Mary) Woolsey (1754–1777)
      • Theodore Dwight (1764–1846), journalist, married Abigail Alsop (1765–1846), the sister of Richard Alsop (1761–1815)
      • Elizabeth Dwight (1772–1813) married William Walton Woolsey (1766–1839)
        • Mary Anne Woolsey (1793–1871) married Jared Scarborough and then George Hoadley (1781–1857)
        • John Mumford Woolsey (1796–1870) married Jane Andrews

|CitationClass=news }}</ref>

          • William Walton Woolsey (1842–1910), plantation owner, married Catherine Buckingham Convers, daughter of Charles Cleveland Convers, and then Bessie Gammell
            • Gamel Woolsey (1895–1968), author, married Gerald Brenan<ref>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation

|CitationClass=journal }}</ref>

Captain Henry Dwight (1676–1732), farmer, merchant and judge, married Lydia Hawley (1680–1748). Their descendants were:<ref name="dwight2">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

  • 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)
          • Henry Dwight Sedgwick III (1861–1957), lawyer and author, married Sarah May Minturn (1865–1919), daughter of shipping magnate Robert Bowne Minturn, Jr. (1836–1889)
            • Robert Minturn Sedgwick (1899–1976), married Helen Peabody (1890–1948)<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

|CitationClass=web }}</ref>

            • Francis Minturn Sedgwick (1904–1967), rancher, married Alice Delano de Forest (1908–1988)<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

|CitationClass=web }}</ref>

          • Ellery Sedgwick (1872–1960), editor and publisher
      • 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)
        • Jonathan Dwight, 3rd (1799–1856), merchant, married Ann Bartlett
          • Jonathan Dwight 4th (1831–1910),<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

|CitationClass=news }}</ref> civil engineer, married Julia Lawrence Hasbrouck


Dwight family sections
Intro  References  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: References
<<>>

Dwight::married    Sedgwick::author    Woolsey::theodore    Jonathan::leavitt    Merchant::daughter    William::edwards

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

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:<ref name="dwight1">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

  • Colonel Timothy Dwight (1694–1771), lawyer married Experience King (1693–1763)
    • Major Timothy Dwight (1726–1777), married Mary Edwards (1734–1807), daughter of theologian Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758)<ref name="hooker">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

|CitationClass=book }}</ref>

      • Timothy Dwight IV (1752–1817), president of Yale College 1795–1817, married Margaret (or Mary) Woolsey (1754–1777)
      • Theodore Dwight (1764–1846), journalist, married Abigail Alsop (1765–1846), the sister of Richard Alsop (1761–1815)
      • Elizabeth Dwight (1772–1813) married William Walton Woolsey (1766–1839)
        • Mary Anne Woolsey (1793–1871) married Jared Scarborough and then George Hoadley (1781–1857)
        • John Mumford Woolsey (1796–1870) married Jane Andrews

|CitationClass=news }}</ref>

          • William Walton Woolsey (1842–1910), plantation owner, married Catherine Buckingham Convers, daughter of Charles Cleveland Convers, and then Bessie Gammell
            • Gamel Woolsey (1895–1968), author, married Gerald Brenan<ref>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation

|CitationClass=journal }}</ref>

Captain Henry Dwight (1676–1732), farmer, merchant and judge, married Lydia Hawley (1680–1748). Their descendants were:<ref name="dwight2">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

  • 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)
          • Henry Dwight Sedgwick III (1861–1957), lawyer and author, married Sarah May Minturn (1865–1919), daughter of shipping magnate Robert Bowne Minturn, Jr. (1836–1889)
            • Robert Minturn Sedgwick (1899–1976), married Helen Peabody (1890–1948)<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

|CitationClass=web }}</ref>

            • Francis Minturn Sedgwick (1904–1967), rancher, married Alice Delano de Forest (1908–1988)<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

|CitationClass=web }}</ref>

          • Ellery Sedgwick (1872–1960), editor and publisher
      • 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)
        • Jonathan Dwight, 3rd (1799–1856), merchant, married Ann Bartlett
          • Jonathan Dwight 4th (1831–1910),<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

|CitationClass=news }}</ref> civil engineer, married Julia Lawrence Hasbrouck


Dwight family sections
Intro  References  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: References
<<>>