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Levi Wight, Sr. was born 24 October 1712 in Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts to Nathaniel Wight (1678-) and Mehitable Hinsdale (1687-1743) and died 16 July 1797 Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Susannah Bastow (1723-1787) 1742 .

Biography

Levi Wight and his wife Susannah Bastow took active part in formation of Baptist churches in Connecticut. After many trials and struggles, feeling the need for change in religious principles, Levi and others organized a church in Thompson in 1750, upon the six principles of Christ's doctrine (Hebrew IV:1-2), called Six-principles Baptists. In 1773 he and other formed a distinct Baptist church, being one of the first to be baptized by immersion. He moved to Oxford, Mass, about 1784. His brother John signed his name as John White. Other spelled the surname Wright.




Children



Offspring of Levi Wight, Sr. and Susannah Bastow (1723-1787)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ozziel Wight (1743-1745)
Uzziel Wight (1745-1745)
Huldah Wight (1750-1839)
John Wight (1752-1808)
Lydia Wight (1854-1843)
Abigail Wight (1757-1825)
Levi Wight (1759-1759)
Levi Wight (1761-1830) 3 July 1761 Thompson, Windham County, Connecticut 2 January 1830 Centerville, Allegany County, New York Sarah Corbin (1760-1832)
Caleb Wight (1763-1803)
Olive Wight (1748-1836)











Siblings

#g2: Offspring of Nathaniel Wight (1678-) and Mehitable Hinsdale (1687-1743)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mehitable Wight (1707-1768) , ,
Eliphalet Wight (1711-1797) , ,
Levi Wight (1712-1797) 24 October 1712, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts 16 July 1797, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts Susannah Bastow (1723-1787)
John Wight (1714-1770) , ,
Israel Wight (1716-) , ,
Uzziell Wight (1716-) , ,
Sarah Wight (1718-) , ,
Deborah Wight (1720-) , ,


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