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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

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Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

Pre-emigrant Generation

A1. John Wightman (Weightman)

 

married Jane Wetherhead at Doddington, Northumberland,13 Sept. 1778 (source IGI*).

 

They had the following children, all baptized at Doddington (Source IGI*):

  A2  i.  Alexander Weightman, christened 28 Feb 1779

  A3   ii.   Eleanor Weightman, christened 22 Oct 1780

 A 4   iii. Isabell Wightman, christened 9 Oct 1785

  A5 (1)   iv. John Wightman, christend 23 June 1789, Cornelius party settler.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Parish register transcripts, 1688-1812
Church of England, Parish Church of Doddington (Northumberland)
FHL British film 94974 3
Microfilm (1 microfilm reel; 35 mm) of original records at Public Reference Library, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Baptisms, marriages and burials transcribed by Herbert Maxwell Wood.

 

Parish register transcripts, 1700-1812
Church of England, Parish Church of Doddington (Northumberland)
Microreproduction (1 microfilm reel; 35 mm) of 1915 typsescript housed at the Northumberland County Record Office, Gosforth. FHL BRITISH Film 1068695 Item 4
Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1700-1812 -- Banns, 1754-1805. Records are not in chronological order.

 

Parish register transcripts, 1694-1901
Church of England, Parish Church of Doddington (Northumberland)
Microfilm (2 microfilm reels; 35 mm) of original records at Public Reference Library, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Earliest years duplicated, but registers in very poor conidtions; not all in chronological order, and some years appear to be missing. Also includes christenings for 1946 and 1953-1954 in the 1814 register.

Pre-emigrant

Descendents of John Wightman (Jun 1789 – 13 Jan 1867)
and Mary Davison (1795 – 19 Aug 1871)

First Immigrant Generation

1. John Wightman

Son of John Wightman and Jane Wetherhead. Born Jun 1789 in Doddington, England. Christen 23 Jun 1789 in Doddington, Northumberland, England. Died 13 Jan 1867 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

John Wightman, age 45, his wife Mary Davison, age 44, and four children, Eleanor, age 14, Isabell, age 11,   John, age 8,   and Elizabeth, age 6, came to America on the brig "Cornelius of Sunderland" in 1837, with the first settlers to Harvey Settlement.   They received Land Grant Lot #19 W in Harvey Settlement, which is on the Tweedside Road.

 

In the 1861 Census, the Wightmans owned or occupied 55 acres improved and 45 acres unimproved land.   Cash value of farm was 180 pounds; value of implements and machinery, 14 pounds.   They had 2 horses, 3 milch cows, 2 other neat cattle, 11 sheep, 2 swine and slaughtered 300 lb. pork.   Produced 100 lb. butter, 24 lb. wool, 7 tons hay, 250 bu. oats, 10 bu. buckwheat, 20 bu. turnips, 70 bu. potatoes and 7 bu. carrots.  

 

Obituary   31 January 1867 - Morning Telegraph--"Died Harvey Settlement, Sunday morn., 14th inst., John Wightman, age 78(?), native of Doddington, County of Northumberland, England."