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Lyman Wight

Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: Fairfield, Herkimer County, New York, United States
Death: Died in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, United States
Place of Burial: Gillespie County, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Levi Wight, Jr. and Sarah Wight
Husband of Harriet Benton; Margaret Ballentine; Mary Ann Otis and Mary Hawley
Father of Anna Christina Wight; Levi Lamoni Wight; Orange Lysander Wight; Rosina Minerva Wight; Lyman Lehi Wight and 3 others
Brother of William Wight; Daniel Wight; Abbott Wight; Dolly Wight; George Wight and 5 others

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About Lyman Wight

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...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..."



Johnson, Melvin C.; Polygamy on the Pedernales: Lyman Wight's Mormon Villages in Antebellum Texas, 1845-1858. Retrieved from

My father Lloyd C Minear 1918-2002 traced our ancestry to William the conqueror 1066. I grew up looking at a picture of Lymon Wight on our living room wall. The same picture that is used by Wikipedia <> My dad did our family history by traveling, visiting graveyards, and the Mormon library in SLC. He spent his entire life tracing our family history. It is all hand written in about 30 binders. Lymon is referenced in the Book Of Mormon several times. Although he was excommunicated from the Mormon church, he was a pretty big deal at our house when I was growing up.

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Lyman Wight's Timeline

May 9, 1796
Fairfield, Herkimer County, New York, United States
November 29, 1823
Age 27
Centerville, Allegany, New York
November 29, 1823
Age 27
Centerville, Alleganey, NY
September 30, 1825
Age 29
Centerville, Allagheny, NY
Age 29
November 16, 1827
Age 31
Cuyahoga, Ohio
December 26, 1833
Age 37
Clay, Missouri
March 1, 1836
Age 39
Clay County, Missouri