Hector Caleb Haight

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Hector Caleb Haight

Birthplace: Windham, Greene, New York, United States
Death: Died in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Caleb Haight and Keturah Horton
Husband of Julia Ann van Orden; Catherine Haight and Margaret Haight
Father of Mary Adelia Haight; Horton David Haight and William van Orden Haight
Brother of Julia Ann Haight; Isaac Chauncey Haight and Catherine Adelia Haight

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About Hector Caleb Haight

Biographical Summary:

"...Haight, Hector Caleb, (1810-1879) a Utah pioneer of 1847, was born Jan. 17, 1810, at Windham, Greene county, New York, the son of Caleb Haight and Keturah Horton. He was baptized by Isaac C. Haight in 1845 and arrived in Salt Lake Valley, Sept. 22, 1847, having crossed the plains in Daniel Spencer's hundred.

1) In 1829 he married Julia Van Orden (daughter of Peter Van Orden and Mary Crocker ), who was born Jan. 19, 1811.

The children of Hector and Julia were:

  • Mary Adelia, born in January, 1830;
  • Hector, born June 20, 1831;
  • Horton David, born June 20, 1832;
  • Caleb, born July 22, 1834, and
  • William Van Orden, born Sept. 18, 1841.

2) In 1854 he married Catherine Weiler, who bore him two children.

3) In 1870 he married Margaret Stewart (daughter of David Stewart and Millie Wilson), who was born March 27, 1850.

The children of Hector and Margaret were:

  • Duane Miller (adopted);
  • Isaac;
  • Millie;
  • Mata;
  • Cora.

Haight was one of the first settlers of Farmington and Kaysville, Utah.

Haight filled a mission to Scandinavia in 1855-1858, succeeding John Van Cott in the presidency of the Scandinavian Mission. In Utah he became extensively known as a military man and served as a captain of infantry in the Utah militia. He also served as an assessor and collector, sheriff and probate judge in Davis county, Utah. His avocations were those of farmer and stock raiser. He also kept a hotel at Farmington, Utah where he died June 26, 1879..."

SOURCE: LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 3, p. 387

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Hector Caleb Haight's Timeline

January 17, 1810
Windham, Greene, New York, United States
Age 18
January 1830
Age 19
Maravia, Cayuga, NY
June 20, 1832
Age 22
Moravia, Cayuga, New York, United States
September 18, 1841
Age 31
Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United States
Age 43
Age 59
June 17, 1879
Age 69
Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States
June 17, 1879
Age 69
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States