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Henry Wait
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Birth: May 6, 1764
Saratoga County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 22, 1858
Tioga County
New York, USA

This newspaper article was contributed by Carl Christensen

From 1937 newspaper article (newspaper unknown)titled:
"Wait's Church to Celebrate 100th Anniversary and an Old Home day"
"One hundred years ago the Waits of today was known as Wait Settlement, which name continued until a post office was established, when the name was changed to Waits.
"The establishing of a church there had its beginning in about 1837, when the Wait Settlement class was organized. The class held services at the school house until the building of a church in 1853. The class continued to meet until 1852, when a society was formed at the school house on June 9 in that year. The society was incorporated as "The Trustees of the Wait Settlement of the Methodist Episcopal Church." The trustees elected were John Wait, Nathaniel Goodspeed, W. White, Simmons W. Harden, S. B. Harden, and Henry Wait, Jr.

"The church was built on an acre of land, which was donated by Henry Wait, after whom the place was named Wait Settlement. Mr. Wait purchased 900 acres of land there, on which he removed from Saratoga county in 1819.

"The deed for the acre of land was not executed until Dec. 5, 1866. The society was incorporated for the second time on June 5, 1865, the same title having been retained. John Wait, James A. Nichols, Henry Dunham, James Olmstead, and Orin D. Nichols were elected as trustees.

"The most extensive alterations on the church were made in 1886, which cost $820. The church was reopened on December 15, the Rev. Wilson Treible delivering the dedicatory sermon and the Rev. Mr. H. M. Cryndenwise conducting the dedicatory services."

Son of Oliver WAITE b. 15 Jan 1741 N Kingston, Washington, RI Death: 14 Mar 1817 Jonesville, , Ny & Sybil SACKRIDER b. 29 May 1744 Fishkill, Duchess, New York Death: 19 Oct 1818 Jonesville, New York

1810 United States Federal Census
Name: Henry Wait
Township: Halfmoon County: Saratoga State: New York
Free White Males Under 10: 3
Free White Males 16 to 25: 2
Free White Males 45 and Over: 1
Free White Females Under 10: 2
Free White Females 10 to 15: 3
Free White Females 26 to 44: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 8
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 12

Census of 1850 Owego, Tioga, NY
Henry Wait 86
Eunice Wait 78 NY
Martha Wait 26
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Oliver Wait (1741 - 1817)
  Sybyl Sackrider Wait (1744 - 1818)
 
 Spouse:
  Eunice Shepard Wait (1770 - 1854)
 
 Children:
  Daniel Wait (1791 - 1872)*
  Christian Wait (1800 - 1883)*
  Sybil Wait Dunham (1803 - 1890)*
  William Wait (1805 - 1890)*
  Henry Wait (1807 - 1888)*
  John Wait (1816 - 1895)*
 
 Siblings:
  Margaret Peters (____ - 1849)*
  Joseph Wait (____ - 1845)*
  Henry Wait (1764 - 1858)
  Solomon Wait (1770 - 1824)*
  Mary Wait Chadsey (1775 - 1825)*
  Anna Wait Weeks (1779 - 1834)*
  Amy Wait McCourtie (1783 - 1811)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Waites Corner Cemetery
Owego
Tioga County
New York, USA
 
Created by: LDR
Record added: May 25, 2010
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Henry Wait
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- Rachael Dobsovicova
 Added: Jun. 21, 2012
 
 
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