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 Jonathan Dwight

Jonathan Dwight

Death 5 Sep 1831 (aged 88)
Burial Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
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Memorial ID 65145080 · View Source
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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 Members


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

Gravesite Details For a lengthier biographical sketch of Jonathan Dwight contact Nanny.
  • Maintained by: Nanny
  • Originally Created by: John P OCONNOR
  • Added: 3 Feb 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 65145080
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jonathan Dwight (16 Jun 1743–5 Sep 1831), Find A Grave Memorial no. 65145080, citing Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Nanny (contributor 47179467) .