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Jonathan Dwight
Birth: Jun. 16, 1743
Death: Sep. 5, 1831

Son of Edmund DWIGHT/Elizabeth SCUTT


Jonathan Dwight was a successful merchant dealing in both retail and wholesale goods, and an "all purpose entrepreneur" involved in a variety of business ventures in the Springfield area of Massachusetts. "He was ‘almost the last representative of the silk stockings, short breeches, and silver shoe-buckle gentry, of small stature, active habits, and a great smoker, lighting his pipe in summer with a burning glass, and often crossing the street (from his house to his store) in such a cloud of smoke as hardly to be discerned.'" He was "said to have been the wealthiest man in Hampden County."

Sources: Sketches of the Old Inhabitants and other Citizens of Old Springfield of the Present Century, and It's Historic Mansions of "Ye Olden Times with One Hundred and Twenty-four Illustrations and Sixty Autographs, Charles Wells Chapin, 1893.
2 History of Chicopee, Thaddeus M. Szetela, 1948.
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Ashley Dwight (1744 - 1789)*
 
 Children:
  Margaret Dwight (1770 - 1790)*
  Jonathan Dwight (1772 - 1840)*
  Edmund Dwight (1780 - 1849)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Jonathan Dwight
Died Sept. 5, 1831, Aged 82 Yrs
his wives
Margaret Ashley
Died Feb. 8, 1789 Aged 43 Yrs
Margaret Vanderspiegel
Died July 25, 1795 Aged 42 Yrs
Hannah Buckminster
Died May 26 1824 Aged 78 Yrs

Jonathan Dwight 2nd
Died Mar. 29, 1840, Aged 67 Yrs
Sarah Shepard his wife
Died Dec. 24, 1848, Aged 78 Yrs
 
Note: For a lengthier biographical sketch of Jonathan Dwight contact Nanny.
 
Burial:
Springfield Cemetery
Springfield
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Maintained by: Nanny
Originally Created by: John P OCONNOR
Record added: Feb 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65145080
Jonathan Dwight
Added by: OnlyMe
 
Jonathan Dwight
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Added by: Helen (Auton) & Joe Presz
 
 
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I just recently found a painting of you as a young man in Springfield, MA. I rounded a corner at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and there you were! I was delighted.You are remembered.Your 4x great granddaughter,
- Nanny
 Added: Feb. 10, 2011
 
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