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Birthplace: Fairfield, Herkimer, NY
Death: Died in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas
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About Lyman Wight

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"...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, Jr. resulted in a succession crisis, Wight led his own group of Latter Day Saints to Texas, where they created a 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 Reorganization..."

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Johnson, Melvin C.; Polygamy on the Pedernales: Lyman Wight's Mormon Villages in Antebellum Texas, 1845-1858. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1042&context=usupress_pubs&sei-redir=1#search=%22o.+lysander+wight%22

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Lyman Wight's Timeline

1796
May 9, 1796
Fairfield, Herkimer, NY
1821
1821
Age 24
Hamilton Creek, Burnet, Texas,Usa
1823
January 5, 1823
Age 26
November 29, 1823
Age 27
Centerville, Alleganey, NY
1825
September 30, 1825
Age 29
Centerville, Allagheny, NY
1827
November 16, 1827
Age 31
Cuyahoga, Ohio
1833
December 26, 1833
Age 37
Clay, Missouri
1836
March 1, 1836
Age 39
Clay, Missouri
1838
November 2, 1838
Age 42
Davies, Missouri
1850
1850
Age 53
Dexter, Cooke, Texas, Usa