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From: Jo <>
Subject: [GM-L] Re: GenMassachusetts-D Digest V02 #164
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2002 00:25:36 -0600
Hello Doret and Bill....
Doret talk about "ask and ye shall receive". Last night I came home
from work and there was Charlie sending me info on Hannah KIMBALL.
Tonight I come home and there is information on the NEWELL-WIGHT. [When
I saw your request Doret, I just sat back and waited, no use both us
requesting the same info <g>].
This is better than Christmas <vbg>.
> In response to your posting, the following info is about Miriam Wight as
> transcribed from "The Wights" book by WW Wight. I'm not sure if you have
> already received this info, however the following is from the book.
> Miriam Wight was born October 18, 1780 and married December 18, 1805,
> Captain Asa Newell of Natick. The names in the certificate if intention
> filed in Natick, December 2, 1805, are Captain Asa Newhall (note spelling)
> and Miriam Wight. The Dedham Church records calls the groom Capt. Asa
> Newell of Natick, and states that the minister received two dollars for
> performing the ceremony. (Hills Dedham Records, II, 115) The family went to
> New Hampshire.
> The birth date in this book (Oct 18, 1780) doesn't match the grave stone
> date of 1785, however the book is probably wrong. No death date for Miriam
> is given in the book.
> In regards to Miriam's parents; Her father was Joseph Wight, b Jan 8, 1748
> in Dedham and mother Miriam Lyscomb of Stoughton. The records also show
> that Miriam who married Asa was the fifth of twelve children of Joseph and
> Miriam. Incidentally, the first child of Joseph and Miriam (Lyscomb) was
> named Miriam (b Dec 28, 1773) but died young and as usual in early New
> England, the name was given again to a later child at birth.
> If anyone has other info on Miriam please let the list know.
> Bill Wight