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Edmund Dwight
Birth: Nov. 28, 1780
Springfield
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Apr. 1, 1849
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Edmund graduated from Yale, then trained as a lawyer, but made his mark in the world as one of the founding fathers of cotton manufacturing in New England (Chicopee, Mass.) and as a philanthropist who supported Horace Mann and the establishment of public education in Massachusetts. He also worked in his family's mercantile business and helped found the Western Rail Road which ran from Worcester, Mass. to Albany, N. Y. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Jonathan Dwight (1743 - 1831)
  Margaret Ashley Dwight (1744 - 1789)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Harrison Eliot Dwight (1788 - 1846)*
 
 Children:
  Catherine Atkins Dwight (1816 - 1835)*
  Anna Cabot Lowell Dwight Mills (1818 - 1880)*
  Mary Eliot Dwight Parkman (1821 - 1879)*
  Sophia Dwight Wells (1823 - 1879)*
  Edmund Dwight (1824 - 1900)*
  Elizabeth Dwight Cabot (1830 - 1901)*
 
 Siblings:
  Margaret Dwight (1770 - 1790)*
  Jonathan Dwight (1772 - 1840)**
  Edmund Dwight (1780 - 1849)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
EDMUND DWIGHT
AE 68
BORN NOV. 28, 1780
DIED APRIL 1, 1849

 
Note: The lettering is very faint and doesn't show in the photo, but I could read it and made a transcription.
 
Burial:
Forest Hills Cemetery and Crematory
Jamaica Plain
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Walnut Ave. below Bell Tower
 
Created by: Nanny
Record added: Oct 09, 2010
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