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Harriet Benton Wight

March 19, 1801–February 16, 1889

Born at Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, or in New York; daughter of Sarah Bradley and John Benton. Died at Greeley, Holt County, Nebraska. 1 (See Document 1.2)


  1. [1] Jermy Benton Wight, The Wild Ram of the Mountains: The Story of Lyman Wight (Bedford, WY: Afton Thrifty Print, 1997), 37–39, 500. 1850 U.S. census, Zodiac, Gillespie Co., Texas, n.p., Henrietta Wight, NARA. 1870 U.S. census, Gallands Grove, Shelby Co., Iowa, p. 18A, Harriet Wight, NARA. 1885 Nebraska State Census Collection, Twin Grove, Antelope, Nebraska, p. 17, Harriet Wight, NARA. Susan Easton Black, Early Members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1993), 6:236. “Autobiography of Orange L. Wight (1823–1907),” Book of Abraham Project (accessed Sept. 2012). “Died,” Saints’ Herald, Mar. 23, 1889, 191. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed May 2016), Harriet Benton LC8H-K3L.