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Elizabeth Smith Havens (Dwight)

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James Dwight, Twin and Aurelia Dwight
Wife of Rensselaer Nicoll Havens
Half sister of Aurelia Hooker (Dwight); John Breed Dwight; James McLaren Breed Dwight, Jr. and Rev. Timothy Dwight, Pres. of Yale

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About Elizabeth Smith Havens

Elizabeth Smith Dwight, b. July 20, 1812, m. Aug. 29, 1833, Rensselaer Nicoll Havens, b. Aug. 24, 1804 (son of Rensselaer Havens of New York and Anna Jenkins), a merchant formerly in Pittsburgh, Pa., and New York, and, for some years past, interested in silver mining in Nevada. He has been active for many years in reformatory efforts for the good of prisoners, and of vicious children, in New York, She d. in New York, Slay 30, 1848, aet, 36, without issue.

She was a lady of much personal beauty and of winning and inspiring qualities of character, lovely in her disposition, sprightly in her manners, and in her religious life energetic, hopeful and happy. Her conversation was incidentally much enriched by her familiarity with the best poetry and prose of the language. Features more luminous with kindness and manners more assuring and enlivening to those, who, fortunately for them, came into her presence, it would be difficult to find or desire.

Source: The history of the descendants of John Dwight, of Dedham, Mass., Volume 1 (Google eBook), Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight, J. F. Trow & son, printers and bookbinders, 1874, pages 199-200. Downloaded 2011.

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Elizabeth Smith Havens's Timeline

July 20, 1812
May 30, 1848
Age 35