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 Timothy Dwight

Timothy Dwight

Death 31 Jan 1718 (aged 88-89)
Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot xiii, 4
Memorial ID 21096764 · View Source
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Parents: John and Hannah Dwight (see comment below)

Marriages: (from contributor Robin Stevens)
1. Sarah Sibley aka Sarah Perman (possibly a widow with Perman being her previous husband's name) Married on Nov 11 1651. Died in childbirth on May 29, 1652.

2. Sarah Powell, daughter of Michael Powell. Married on May 3, 1653. They had 4 children. Died June 27, 1664.

3. Ann Flint (Flynt), daughter of Rev Henry Flint and Margery Hoar. Married on Jan 9 1664/65. She was born Sept 11 1643 and died Jan 29, 1685/86. They had 10 children.

4. Mrs. Mary Edwind, a widow. Married Jan 7, 1686/87. No children. Died Aug 30, 1688.

5. Esther Fisher. Married July 31, 1690. Died Jan 30, 1690/91.

6. Bethiah Moss. Married Feb 1, 1691. No children. Died Feb 6 1717/18.

Capt. Timothy Dwight came to this country with his parents 1634/5 and was made a freeman 1655. He was for 10 years town clerk, selectman for 25 yrs., representative to the General Court 1691-2.

He is thus described in the church records:
"Timothy Dwight, Esq., a gentleman truly serious and godly, one of an excellent spirit, peaceable, generous, charitable, and a great promoter of the true interests of the church and town, deceased Jan. 31, 1717 in the 88th year of his age."

Rev. Samuel Dexter, Pastor of the First Church in Dedham for 30 years (1724 - 1755), says, in "A Century Discourse", preached Nov. 23, 1738: "I shall only add that beside those in the ministry, this church and town have been favored with very valuable and worthy men in the magistracy, and others in a more private shere. A Lusher, a Fisher and a Dwight have been among our men of renown."

He was a cornet of a troop in his younger years, and afterward a captain of foot. He went out 10 times against the Indians.

He and his sixth wife were buried together the same day in the family vault.

- from Dwight, Benjamin Woodbridge, The history of the descendants of John Dwight of Dedham, Mass., 1874

Find A Grave contributor Virginia D From the Adams-King Genealogy published in "The King Family of Suffield, Connecticut", Cameron Haight King, 1908 about his parents:

John Dwight, came from Dedham, England in 1634 with his wife Hannah and three children. He was a selectman in Dedham for 16 years and described in town records of Dedham as "publically useful" and "a great peacemaker". He was one of the 12 men to whom in 1635, the General Court granted a tract of land (Dedham) south of Charles River. He died at Dedham, MA, 1/24/1660.

Hannah (Close) Dwight, d. Dedham, MA, 9/5/1656. Her maiden name was from the Dwight Genealogy, published 1874

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Here lyes Intomb'd the Body of
Departed this life Janr. the 31st
Anno Dommi 1718
Aged 88 Years.

The Ancestor
Of the DWIGHT family in America
A family like himself
Truly serious and godly;
Of excellent spirit;
Faithful and upright;
Among men of renown
by Church and State,
In Halls of Learning,
And in War.

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