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An old New England family. They seem to have liked missionary work!  -30-
 

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chg ◊ DWIGHT, Anna (Mahoe) [1839-1879] – Molokai resident ::> Hawaiian Mission (Sandwich Islands) 1820-63 DWIG147 1S4
née Mahoe
  • Husband: ¤DWIGHT, Samuel Gelston (Rev.) [1815-1880]
chg • DWIGHT, Edmund [1780-1849] – American merchant DWIG267 5C7
  • Nephew: ¤DWIGHT, Francis [1808-1845] American educator
chg • DWIGHT, Edwin Welles, Rev. [1789-1841] – American clergyman DWIG193 5C7
  • Brother: ¤DWIGHT, Henry Williams [1788-1845] American congressman, Colonel
  • Brother: ¤DWIGHT, Louis [1793-1854] American philanthropist
chg • DWIGHT, Francis [1808-1845] – American educator DWIG271 6C6
  • Uncle: ¤DWIGHT, Edmund [1780-1849] American merchant
chg • DWIGHT, Harrison Gray Otis, D.D. [1803-1862] – American missionary DWIG225 6C6
  • Son: ¤DWIGHT, William Buck [1833-?] American scientist
chg • DWIGHT, Henry Otis [1843-1917] – American Congregational minister and missionary to Turkey DWIG236 7C5
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chg • DWIGHT, Henry Williams [1788-1845] – American congressman, Colonel DWIG192 5C7
  • Grandfather: ¤DWIGHT, Joseph [1703-1765] American soldier and jurist, Brigadier General
  • Brother: ¤DWIGHT, Louis [1793-1854] American philanthropist
  • Brother: ¤DWIGHT, Edwin Welles, Rev. [1789-1841] American clergyman
chg • DWIGHT, Joseph [1703-1765] – American soldier and jurist, Brigadier General DWIG148 3C9
  • Grandson: ¤DWIGHT, Henry Williams [1788-1845] American congressman, Colonel
chg • DWIGHT, Louis [1793-1854] – American philanthropist DWIG194 5C7
chg • DWIGHT, Mary Ann [1806-1858] – American author DWIG250 5C7
chg • DWIGHT, Samuel Gelston (Rev.) [1815-1880] – ::> Hawaiian Mission (Sandwich Islands) 1820-63 ::> (1848-54) DWIG146 1S4
  • Wife: ¤DWIGHT, Anna (Mahoe) [1839-1879] Molokai resident
chg • DWIGHT, Sereno Edwards [1786-1850] – American clergyman and author DWIG37 9C5
chg • DWIGHT, Theodore [1764-1846] – American journalist and politician DWIG3 8C6
chg • DWIGHT, Theodore [1796-1866] – American religious writer DWIG15 9C5
chg • DWIGHT, Theodore William [1822-1892] – American Jurist ::> Jurists: judges of high courts ::> DWIG45 1S4
chg • DWIGHT, Thomas [1843-1911] – American anatomist DWIG291 7C5
He was appointed in 1872 instructor in comparative anatomy at Harvard, lectured also at Bowdoin, and in 1883 succeeded Oliver Wendell Holmes as Parkman professor of anatomy. In 1872 he published his Frozen Sections of a Child [yikes!], and in 1907 A Clinical Atlas of Variations of the Bones of the Hands and Feet. [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/16037a.htm]
chg/ • DWIGHT, Timothy, Rev. [1752-1817] – American clergyman and educator DWIG98 8C6
  • Grandson: ¤DWIGHT, Timothy, Rev. [1828-1916] American scholar
chg • DWIGHT, Timothy, Rev. [1828-1916] – American scholar DWIG100 1S4
Dwight, Timothy, educator, was born in Norwich, Conn., Nov. 16, 1828; son of James and Susan (Breed) Dwight; grandson of President Timothy ¤ and Mary (Woolsey) Dwight; great-grandson of Maj. Timothy and Mary (Edwards) Dwight; and great-great-grandson of Jonathan and Sarah (Pierpont) Edwards. He was graduated at Yale in 1849, studied theology there, 1851-53, and was licensed to preach. He was tutor at Yale, 1851-55; studied in the universities of Bonn and Berlin, 1856-58, and on his return was elected Buckingham professor of sacred literature at Yale, serving, 1858-86. He was ordained a minister of the gospel, Sept. 15, 1861.

He was elected president of the corporation of Yale college as successor to Noah Porter, July 1, 1886, serving as president of the college, 1886-87, and as president of Yale university from May 25, 1887, at which time the act of the legislature of Connecticut, as passed in January, 1887, making the college a university, was accepted by the president and fellows of the corporation. The report of the president of Yale for the year ending Dec. 31, 1896, shows that within the ten years, from 1886, fifteen new university buildings had been erected; five of the older buildings had been altered and enlarged and one building had been purchased; additional land had been secured in the vicinity of the academic campus for future use as sites for additional buildings; the number of students had increased from 1076 in 1886, to 2415 in 1896; the instructors from 114 to 238; the permanent fund had increased two-fold; and the gifts for all purposes amounted to more than four millions of dollars. He resigned the presidency of Yale university Nov. 17, 1898, but did not discontinue his services until the close of the class year, 1899, and at the commencement exercises he introduced as his successor, Arthur Twining Hadley, ¤ who then held the chair of political economy.

President Dwight was elected in 1890 a fellow of the American academy of arts and sciences. He received the degree of D.D. from [p.361] Chicago theological seminary in 1869 and from Yale in 1886, and the degree of LL.D. from Harvard in 1886, and from the College of New Jersey in 1888.

He was associate editor of the New Englander from 1866; and was a member of the American committee for the revision of the English version of the Bible, 1872-85; editor of several volumes of the American edition of Meyer's Commentary of the New Testament to which he added extended notes; and of Godet's Commentary on St John's Gospel which, in its third edition, he translated and to which he added a preface, introductory suggestions and extended annotations. He is the author of The True Ideal of an American University, originally published in the New Englander, and of Thoughts of and for the Inner Life (1899), made up from selections from his sermons preached in the college chapel during his presidency. BDNA

  • Grandfather: ¤DWIGHT, Timothy, Rev. [1752-1817] American clergyman and educator
chg • DWIGHT, Wilder [1833-1862] – American soldier, Major DWIG283 7C5
  • Brother: ¤DWIGHT, William [1831-1888] American soldier, Brig. Gen.
chg • DWIGHT, William [1831-1888] – American soldier, Brig. Gen. DWIG282 7C5
  • Brother: ¤DWIGHT, Wilder [1833-1862] American soldier, Major
chg • DWIGHT, William Buck [1833-?] – American scientist DWIG233 7C5
  • Father: ¤DWIGHT, Harrison Gray Otis, D.D. [1803-1862] American missionary

 

Candidates Work List

This is my working list of candidates to include -- I'm not yet sure if they are related to me! As candidates are eliminated (proven not related) they are marked appropriately (THUS) and an explanation included. They are kept in the list in case future research proves they can be included. (And to keep them from popping up on the list again!) Never discard good research!

Proven candidates' names are marked with an asterisk (*) until they can be added to the database.

DWIGHT, Herbert Bristol [*1885]
American electrical engineer and university professor
DWIGHT, Jeremiah Wilbur [1819-1885]
American legislator
DWIGHT, John [1637c-1703]
English potter; first English potter of note
DWIGHT, John Sullivan [1813-1893]
American music critic and editor
DWIGHT, John Wilbur [1859-1928]
American legislator
DWIGHT, Mabel [1876-?]
American artist
DWIGHT, Thomas [1758-1819]
American legislator
DWIGHT, Thomas [1843-1911]
American surgeon and anatomist
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