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Lyman Wight was born 9 May 1796 in Fairfield, Herkimer County, New York to Levi Wight (1761-1830) and Sarah Corbin (1760-1832) and died 31 March 1858 in Decker, Travis County, Texas of unspecified causes. He married Harriet Benton (1798-1889) 5 January 1823 in Henrietta, Monroe County, New York.


Biography

Lyman Wight (May 9, 1796 – March 31, 1858) was an early leader in the Latter Day Saint movement. He was the leader of the Latter Day Saints in Daviess County, Missouri, in 1838. In 1841, he was ordained a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. After the death of Joseph Smith resulted in a succession crisis, Wight led his own group of Latter Day Saints to Texas, where they created a Mormon settlement. While in Texas, Wight broke with other factions of Latter Day Saints, including the group led by Brigham Young. Wight was ordained president of his own church, but he later sided with the claims of William Smith, and eventually of Joseph Smith III. After his death, most of the "Wightites" (as members of this church were called) joined with the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.




Children


Offspring of Lyman Wight and Harriet Benton (1798-1889)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Orange Lysander Wight (1823-1907)
Anna Christina Wight (1825-1906)
Rosina Minerva Wight (1827-1850)
Lyman Lehi Wight (1833-1894)
Levi Lamoni Wight (1836-1918)
Laomi Limhi Wight (1838-1887)
John Whrymerian Wight (1856-1921)

Siblings


Offspring of Levi Wight, Jr. and Sarah Corbin (1760-1832)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Wight (1783-1824) 2 March 1783 Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts 31 March 1824 Centerville, Allegany County, New York Elizabeth Hewitt (1789-1804)
Abigail Cudworth (1787-1858)

Daniel Wight (1785-1841)
Abbott Wight (1787-1863)
Dolly Wight (1789-1862)
George Wight (1791-1813)
Stephen Wight (1793-1874)
Lyman Wight (1796-1858) 9 May 1796 Fairfield, Herkimer County, New York 31 March 1858 Decker, Travis County, Texas Harriet Benton (1798-1889)

Uzziel Wight (1798-1850)
Susan Wight (1800-1847)
Clarissa Wight (1803-1848)
Sarah Wight (1803-1888)

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