|Birth: ||Aug. 22, 1813|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 8, 1865|
His first name is William;
DOB: Aug. 22, 1813, at Fort Ann, N.Y. (Family Search)
"Rev. William A. Lighthall, was born in Ft. Ann NY, Aug. 22, 1813, In May 1832, he removed to Weathersfield, and in September became totally blind.
But this providence brought to him spiritual light. He was baptized in 1835 and licensed to preach in October, 1837. Immediately he commenced to preach at Middlebury, and in four years the church increased greatly in strength and numbers. At Attica he labored with good success three years. Having thus given proof of his call to the ministry, he was ordained a Freewill Baptist minister at Varysburgh in May, 1845. His subsequent labors were with the churches in Weathersfield, Hamburg, Cowlesville, Ellington, Chautaqua, and Pomfret, besides considerable itinerant preaching.
His mind was vigorous and clear, his memory, quickened by loss of sight, was remarkably retentive, and his powers were devoted fully to his work. He was married twice,(see below) and to these pious and affectionate wives, the church is indebted for much of the good accomplished through him. After much suffering, his rest came July 8, 1865." (from Cyclopedia of Free Baptists, pub. 1889 by Burgess and Ward).
He married Eunice L. (unk) Lighthall, (1816-1841),she d. age 25yrs;
He married Olive Harriet Chandler, 20 Feb. 1845, who is bur in this cemetery.
Eunice L. Lighthall (1816 - 1841)
Olive Harriet Chandler Lighthall (1821 - 1870)
Aged 52 yr's
New York, USA
Created by: Donna Ruhland Bonning
Record added: Sep 05, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29586912